Spoilers: BtVS/House crossover, set post-"Chosen" and during season 1 of House MD.
Disclaimer: I don't own either of the characters mentioned below.
Author's Notes: For sadlytrue's prompt at the Under 400 Drabblethon, who wanted Buffy/House (though I can't write them as a pairing) and the prompts insensible, tightning and thoughtless.
She groaned. She hadn't planned on being in New Jersey. Hadn't planned on getting hurt. And certainly hadn't planned on having to deal with a doctor who's snark level reminded her of Faith when she was PMSing.
"Well, then, what did you do to yourself? If you want a competent diagnosis on what you're telling me I could always get another doctor for you." Dr. Gregory House looked at the small blonde woman who was glaring at him. "What?"
"You don't have a great bedside manner, you know that?"
"So I've been told."
"Have you also been told you're an ass?" Buffy said, her glare increasing in steeliness.
"Yes, as a matter of fact, I have." He touched her leg at the bruised kneecap and she started cursing, though not in any language he was familiar with. He knew it was cursing by the tone of her voice and her attempt to do it quietly and through gritted teeth and tightened lips. It was highly annoying. "Will you stop that insensible chatter? I'm trying to work here."
That was the last straw. She swatted at him to get away from her and ended up hitting his side hard. He lost his balance and fell, managing to cushion the blow slightly by dropping his cane away from where he was going to fall.
"Oh, God, I'm sorry."
House looked at her quizzically. "You have an extraordinary strong backhand." He got up, taking no help from her, and looked at her. "You twisted your knee. Ice it, stay off of it...you'll be fine."
"Thank you," she said, gingerly getting off the exam table.
"And don't hit anyone. I don't need any more patients during clinic duty," he tossed off behind him as she watched him leave the examination room. She shook her head, wondering slightly at what the hell had just happened.