When: One week post 3x24 "Human Error"
Where: Diner on Main Street
Who: House & Chase
The diner on Main Street had become somewhat of a haunt for Chase in the last week or so. With no job to speak of, he found sitting at home boring and monotonous, not to mention the fact he was by no means a chef and generally avoided cooking unless he really had to. The life of a doctor afforded the luxury of laziness in the kitchen and convenience food became a way of life rather than, well, a convenience. Now, with far too much spare time on his hands than he cared to admit, would be a perfect time to take an interest in cooking. But then Chase had never been one to take advantage of perfect timing, which was why he was eating the fourth dinner in a row - now his "usual" burger and fries - at the diner down the street from his apartment.
His lips pulled into a wry grimace as he shoved another fry in his mouth and tried to tune out the painful elevator music playing over the crackly sound system. It was just over a week since House had sacked him. Despite hours of analysing and re-analysing the situation, he still had no real clue why he got sacked in the face of Foreman's resignation. 'Been here the longest, learned all you can... time for a change', House had said. Chase snorted. Yeah, whatever.
He hadn't been bothered at first. In fact, he'd taken the whole incident in his stride and planned to move on. Although, he hadn't quite planned to 'move on' to the place he was now heading and still wasn't overly sure about his new position. It was a job, however, and he was due to start it in a few days time. He took a mouthful of his soda and shoved another fry into the small pool of ketchup on the side of his plate. A glance at his watch told him he'd wasted yet another evening sitting in a sub-average eatery with zero company but the middle-aged woman with too much hairspray weaving back and forth behind the counter.
Life's a bitch and then you- the little bell rang above the door and on account the diner was near-empty it caught Chase's attention enough to glance over, "Fuck."