I deeply apologize for the lateness of this post!!
Blurb: House/Cuddy is definitely my OTP (and probably always will be). I can't imagine loving another pairing more than I love these two. There is something about their history, mutual respect and playfully snarky conversation that is just so alluring.
Fic Rec #1: In This Passing
Why This Must Be Read: I read this fic a little over a year ago and fell instantly in love with it. It is definitely one of my favorite H/C fics. I love the way the author ties their relationship in with the changing seasons and the weather, and the writing is just so beautifully poetic.
Fic Rec #2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for explicit sex
Why This Must Be Read: I really love college!fic and I think it's always a really fun ~genre~ to explore, considering we don't know very much about that period of their lives (and before "Known Unknowns" we knew almost nothing about it other than that they had a ONS). Also, fic written in the second person is always interesting to me.
Fic Rec #3: Three Hours Between Flights (this is chapter 1 of 4)
Why This Must Be Read: I love any kind of AU fic and I think it's a really creative idea to explore the idea of House and Cuddy meeting as teenagers rather than meeting in college. Plus pretty much everything melissaisdown writes is basically pure genius.
Fic Rec #4: Anatomy For Locksmiths
Why This Must Be Read: This is a post-season 6 finale fic. There hasn't exactly been an huge abundance of good fic since the finale (in my opinion) but this particular fic is definitely an exception.
But that’s not how it works. It’s not about butterflies, or happiness, or ease. It’s never about that with House. It’s about needing someone so much that your lungs start hurting after how heavy the air gets without them, about falling asleep only because loving them is what has come to exhaust you. It’s about being pulled to another’s skin as if by gravity, about burying your heart beside theirs and understanding, about a tightness in the chest, about pain and closed spaces.
Fic Rec #5: Five Ways Wilson Finds Out
Why This Must Be Read: Another post-season 6 finale fic. Wilson's PoV.
He wonders how often these moments, these silent conversations occur in between all the fighting and the pranks and the sexual harassment.
Fic Rec #6: Morning Comes
Why This Must Be Read: More smut, lol. But I love that Cuddy feels guilty about the scars on House's body, specifically the scar from the operation after his infarction. I've always loved that bit of her personality.
He was everything. He was humming, she thought, some complicated thing, humming to her and she'd never recognize the tune and title together, but she would find herself singing it off-key in the shower, she knew, years from now when it was all a dream.
Fic Rec #7: Straight To Center
Why This Must Be Read:
‘I didn’t think you’d come,’ she murmurs, her voice softer than it should be. Her breath makes patterns on the air and her ears are frozen but her hand against his chest is warm. She tugs his wool coat closed, fixes his collar, toys with the buttons. She meets his gaze.
He smirks slightly. ‘Yeah, you did.’
Fic Rec #8: Maybe
Why This Must Be Read: This is kind of a alternate ending for "Known Unknowns"
He wants to forget the way she felt at that party, the way she felt after the party, moving with him and around him and over him. He wants to forget the way she felt in his own personal hallucinogenic humiliation, beautiful and real and like the first breath after prolonged submersion. He wants to forget because if he can manage that, seeing her with someone else might not affect him.
Fic Rec #9: Till the Next Time We Say Goodbye (this is chapter 1 of 3)
Why This Must Be Read:
With his palm pressed to hers again, Cuddy’s heart screamed to run away, run away with him and never look back.
Fic Rec #10: Shipwrecked (Flat On Your Back)
Why This Must Be Read: This is short and sweet. ♥