Chase had just returned back home to his empty apartment after a long shift at the hospital. He didn’t have time to rest, not yet anyway. House wanted him over at his place during the night. He never said no, he loved the nights he had with House. They never talked about their relationship at work. They acted like boss and employee, nothing more. It weren’t meant to be a secret but they figured the less people that knew the better. House could be in real trouble if the word of them dating spread out. The only persons who knew were Cuddy, Cameron, Foreman and of course Wilson. After taken a much needed hot shower he put on the white pants House liked so much. White pants were a pain at the hospital, but now when they were free he could wear as much white as he wanted. He chose a black shirt and for once managed to match the tie to the rest of the outfit. It was all thanks to Cameron, she had decided to help him out with his wardrobe when he showed up at work dressed like he didn’t have the lights on. Chase really knew nothing about colors and clothes. He made sure he smelled good, a cologne that reminded him of the ocean. He missed Australia, the beaches, the sun the overall feeling of his home country. But New Jersey was his home now. He belonged here with House and the job he always wanted. He gave one last glance at the mirror before he left the apartment with his coat and a thick cozy scarf. Even if he had lived at the states for a while now he still hadn’t gotten used to the cold. It wasn’t even winter yet, and Chase was already freezing by the thought of going out. He longed until he arrived at House’s place, so he could climb down with his boyfriend in house’s bed. Of course his car had broken down the day before. It meant that he was forced to take that 20 minute walk to his boyfriend. It was a quiet evening, the streetlamps were the only thing illuminated New Jersey’s cold streets. He was all alone as he walked down the path he had taken so many times before. He liked walking, and always walked during the summer time, but winter was too damn cold for him. The walk was quite relaxing until he felt someone grab him from behind and drag him into a dark alley. Shocked at what happened he didn’t fight back as much as he liked as the stranger pushed him up a wall. He could see the knife glittering in the moon light. His heart was racing, he could almost hear the blood pumping through his veins. He was scared. “I’ve got money in my pocket. It’s not much” Chase tried to sound calm, but in reality he was mortified. Little did he know that the man in front of him wanted something else from him.