Notes: Title comes from a Lyle Lovett song. The description of the armadillo claws on the pavement provided by nightdog_barks. Refers to the A River Out of Eden 'verse created by nightdog_barks and blackmare. Safe for anyone old enough to cuss. References the House episode "Birthmarks."
There were times when Wilson, roaring down a highway in the wake of House's old Triumph Bonneville, realized that his old self wouldn't have ridden a motorcycle even if his life depended on it. But that was before his life depended on nothing, after a kink in his DNA planted a fatal tumor in his chest and before a chance encounter with a childhood virus wiped the tumor out. In that middle time, death by donor cycle was the least of his worries.
The rest is here.