Meanwhile, House is at his apartment getting ready when all of a sudden his bell rings.
House limps to the front door and opens it. Erica is standing there wearing a very stunning red dress.
Erica: You don’t look half bad yourself in that tux.
House: I aim to please.
Erica: Good! So, if you are done gawking at me, would you maybe care to invite me in.
House: Of course
House motions for her to come in
Erica: This is a very nice place you have here.
Just at that moment, Erica notices House's piano.
Erica: Wow! What a beautiful piano. Do you mind if I play something on it?
House: No, be my guest. We've got about 10 minutes to spare.
Erica then goes over to the piano, and sits on the bench and begins to sing and play the melody to the 1991 Academy Award winning song, " Sooner or Later (I always get my man)" from the movie Dick Tracy.
Erica: (singing)"Sooner or later you're going to be mine,
Sooner or later you're gonna be fine.
Baby, it's time that you face it,
I always get my man."
"Sooner or later you're gonna decide,
Sooner or later there's nowhere to hide.
Baby, it's time, so why waste it in chatter?
Let's settle the matter."
"Baby, you're mine on a platter,
I always get my man."
"But if you insist, babe, the challenge delights me.
The more you resist, babe, the more it excites me.
And no one I've kissed, babe, ever fights me again.
If you're on my list, it's just a question of when."
"When I get a yen, then baby, Amen.
I'm counting to ten, and then ..."
"I'm gonna love you like nothing you've known,
I'm gonna love you, and you all alone.
Sooner is better than later but lover,
I'll hover, I'll plan."
"This time I'm not only getting, I'm holding my man."
Once Erica is finished House begins to clap.
House: As the Italians would say, Bravo!
Erica smiles at House
Erica: Thank you.
House: Now, tell me why did you pick that song?
Erica: I don’t know, you tell me, oh, great genius!
House: I get the Impression that you want me.
Erica gives House a smirk.
House: You know my bedroom is just around the corner.
Erica chuckles and holds up her finger and waves it back and forth in front of House's face.
Erica: Tisk! Tisk! Greg that would be breaking the rules
House: Oh, how so?
Erica: When you take a girl out, you're supposed to wine and dine her first, and then, seduce her, not the other way around.
House: I don’t really do rules. They only cramp my style.
Erica: I’m quite aware of that, based on your reputation.
House: Yes, my good old reputation. It is quite notorious, isn’t it!
Erica: Yes, it is, which brings up another matter.
House: Oh, and what might that matter be?
Erica: I’m quite aware that because of your reputation, nobody but Cuddy would hire you. That is true, isn’t it?
House looks away.
House: Yes, it's true.
Erica: Well then, that's about to change!
House looks up at Erica
House: What do you mean?
Erica: Do I need to spell it out for you, Greg? I want you to come and work for me! If you do come work for me, I will pay you twice as much as what Cuddy is paying you now, and throw in a billing accountant who will take care of all your medical billing problems, so you don't have to worry about them anymore.
House: Wow, that sound's tempting! Does the package include you as well?
Erica gives house a very seductive look.
House: Well, in that case, I will really need to consider your offer!
Erica: That's fine. You don’t have to decide now, but I thought I should give you some food for thought over dinner. Speaking of food, if we don’t get going, we will miss our dinner reservation.
House: Ah, yes, I guess we should be going then.
With that, House and Erica get up from where they are sitting and exit House's apartment.
To be continued......