Road to Happiness Part 10
Three years later
Blair had done it. After a 년 of evading Nate and his proposal, she had finally given in and agreed to be his wife. Blair still didn’t 사랑 Nate, but she didn’t want to feel empty and alone anymore. She had also taken Chuck’s 조언 and stayed far away from him. In fact the last conversation they had was at her father’s funeral.
She still felt the ache in her 심장 from what Chuck had done to her, but at least she didn’t 사랑 him anymore. Getting over Chuck 베이스 was the hardest thing Blair had ever done.
She was now 21 and a junior at Yale. Nate was at Dartmouth, Serena at Brown, and Chuck was heading 베이스 Industries with his father. Blair’s cell phone started ringing and she checked the caller id. It was Serena.
“Hey, S. What’s up? How are things going at Brown?” Blair asked.
“Everything’s good at Brown. Nothing much else is going on. Have 당신 and Nate set a 날짜 for the wedding yet?”
“Well, sort of. About six months from now. I really need to start planning it, before June is here.” Blair wondered why she wasn’t 더 많이 excited about her own wedding. She had been dreaming of her wedding since she was a little girl. Then a face popped into her mind, but she quickly pushed it away.
“Blair, I really need your help. I’m in big trouble.” Serena said, very nervously.
“What is it? What’s the matter?” Blair asked, worried that something was horribly wrong.
“I need 당신 to come over, right away. I’ll explain when 당신 get here. It’s very serious, Blair.” Serena then hung up.
Blair quickly got up, and went to the only person she could think of to help. Chuck. She was standing outside of room 1812. What had possessed her to come here? She hadn’t even spoken to Chuck in three years. This had to be a huge mistake.
What if he had someone in there with him? She had seen him over the years, and he was never without his supply of women. Blair didn’t know why she didn’t go to Nate, but she found she would rather go to Chuck for help.
She knocked on his door, and a few 초 later the door was opened. There stood Chuck, with his mouth hanging open, like he couldn’t quite believe that she was standing there. He was even 더 많이 handsome then Blair remembered. He had filled out in all the right places, and the result was breathtaking.
Back to the task at hand Waldorf, she berated herself. “Chuck.”
Chuck couldn’t believe she was in his suite, looking even 더 많이 stunning then he remembered. Over the past few years, he had convinced himself that he had never been in 사랑 with Blair. That it hadn’t been that great with her, it was only his imagination. Looking at her now, he wasn’t so sure he was right.”
“I need your help.” Blair peeked into his room. “Do 당신 have anyone in here?”
“Oh, that’s good. I mean, I really need 당신 to help me.”
“What are 당신 doing here, Blair?”
“Like I said, I need your help.”
“Look, Chuck I know we’re not on good terms, but forget about that for right now. This is very important. I didn’t know who else to go too.” She said very seriously.
“What about, Nathaniel?” Chuck asked.
“I don’t know. I guess I should have. It just didn’t feel right.” Blair responded.
Their eyes locked, and neither could tear their eyes away from the other. They were greedy for the sight of the other.
“Okay, start at the beginning.”
“It’s Serena.” Blair then launched into the whole story of Serena begging for help.
When she had finished, Chuck grabbed her hand. “Let’s go.”
She clutched on to his hand and they walked to his limo. Chuck gave the driver the address to Dan and Serena’s loft, and they made their way there. It was a tense ride to say the least.
After a few moments of silence, he suddenly grabbed her hand.
“So this is the ring? The mighty Archibald heirloom? Chuck asked sarcastically.
“Yes.” Blair whispered back in his direction.
“Congratulations, 당신 got what 당신 always wanted.”
“Chuck, I don’t want to argue with 당신 any longer. The past was a long time ago, we’ve got to try to be civil to each other, at least. Blair spoke softly to him.
Chuck rubbed a hand over his face, “Yeah. You’re right. I’m sorry.”
Chuck 베이스 had just apologized to her. Hell must have froze over.
She leaned 앞으로 and grabbed his hand. “I know now that 당신 never had any feelings for me, Chuck. But I did. I also know that what we had was very special to me. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. So, thank you. I hope we can learn in time to be 프렌즈 again.”
Chuck stared at her memorized, she was 더 많이 beautiful than he remembered. His eyes glazed over with heat, and just as he was about to respond, the limo stopped.
Blair smiled, “I guess we’re here. Let’s go see what Serena’s gotten herself into this time.”
They made their way up to her loft, and they found Serena on the couch, crying her eyes out.
Blair ran over to her. “What’s wrong, S? Come on , whatever it is 당신 can tell us.”
“Us?” Serena queried, than her eyes fell on Chuck. “Oh, shit. Why the fuck did 당신 bring him here, Blair?”
“Wow, it’s nice to see 당신 to Serena. You’re awfully bitchy today, aren’t you? I can just leave.” He didn’t need this shit, so he turned to leave.
“No, wait!” Blair said, as she grabbed him. She started unconsciously rubbing Chuck’s back. If she knew how intimate the gesture was, she would have stopped immediately.
“Serena, we’re here to help you. So stop being a bitch, and tell us what’s the matter.” Blair admonished.
Serena looked over at her friend, “I thought 당신 two wanted nothing to do with each other, that 당신 didn’t talk.”
Blair suddenly dropped her hand, when she noticed that she was still rubbing Chuck’s back.
As soon as she dropped her hand, Chuck missed her touch.
“Let’s just say we’re working on it. Right?” Blair asked Chuck.
“We’re trying.” He replied with a smirk.
“Where’s Dan, S? Is he here?” Blair asked.
“No, thank god he isn’t.”
“What’s the matter, Humphrey cheating on 당신 again?” Chuck asked gleefully.
“I wish it were that simple, Chuck.” Serena mumbled.
Chuck quirked his eyebrow. “What’s wrong? You’re starting to even scare me.”
Blair sat down 다음 to Serena. “Come on Serena, just tell us. We’re here for you, no matter what it is.”
“I don’t know how to tell you.”
“Just say it, S.”
“Whew. Okay, here goes.”
Blair and Chuck waited patiently, for whatever Serena was about to tell them.
After a lengthy pause, Serena said,” I’m pregnant.”
She let that sink in first, before she continued, “The biggest problem is that Dan’s not the father.”
“What?” Blair cried. “You’re pregnant and have been cheating on Dan?”
Chuck wasn’t even smirking, he was too flabbergasted 의해 what Serena had just told them.
“Don’t act so high and mighty, Blair. I know for a fact that Dan’s been cheating on me too.” Serena said annoyed.
Blair gulped, “That’s not an excuse, Serena. Do 당신 know who the father is 의해 any chance?”
“Yes, I know who the father is. We’ve been having an affair for the last few months.”
“I’ve got to hand it to you, Serena. 당신 get around, way 더 많이 than I gave 당신 credit for.” Chuck murmured.
Serena threw daggers at Chuck with her eyes.
Blair then turned to Chuck, and gave him a warning look. “Who’s the father?”
She didn’t answer but Serena quickly glanced at Chuck, and looked away.
Blair didn’t miss the look Serena had been giving Chuck.
“What the fuck! Chuck’s the father?” Blair asked in a rage.
“Of course not, Blair. Don’t be ridiculous.” Chuck said laughing.
“Serena, is he?”
“Yes, he is.” Serena admitted quietly.
Chuck jumped up, as soon as he heard her speak.
“You lying bitch! I would never touch you. Never.” He spat.
Blair looked at him hysterically. “It’s you? 당신 slept with Serena? How could 당신 do that?”
Chuck grabbed Blair’s face between his hands.
“Listen to me. I would never sleep with her. 당신 know me, Blair. Don’t believe her.” Chuck pleaded softly.
“How can I trust you? You’ve hurt me so many times before, Chuck.”
“You should know better than that, Blair.” He said angrily.
Blair looked deeply into his eyes, and instantly knew he was telling the truth. She grabbed his hand.
“You’re right, I’m sorry. I know 당신 would never do anything like that to me. I believe you, Chuck.” She whispered huskily.
Chuck leaned over and kissed the 상단, 맨 위로 of her head. He then turned his anger on Serena.
“I don’t know what the fuck you’re playing at, Serena. But let me just tell you, I’m pissed.”
Chuck turned to Blair, and asked her, “Did she ever tell you, that she’s been trying to seduce me for years?”
“No.” Blair whispered, shocked at what Serena had done.
“I’ve always denied her. Number one, I’ve never wanted Serena, and number two, I would never do that to you, Blair.” Chuck said while looking at her.
They shared a look of complete understanding.
Blair glared at Serena, “Alright, it’s time to cut the shit. Who is the father?”
“I don’t want 당신 to hate me, Blair.”
“That will be debatable.”
“Now for the last time, who the fuck is it?” Blair growled.
Serena swallowed before answering, “It’s Nate.”
All three of them stared at each other, before Blair broke out in laughter.
“Of course it is, it’s classic. I fall for it every time. You’ve been having an affair with my fiancé and are pregnant with his baby. Is that what you’re telling me?” She asked, laughing mirthlessly.
“I’m so sorry, Blair. But in all fairness, I know 당신 don’t 사랑 Nate.” Serena responded.
Blair wanted to go over to Serena and slug her, but she held herself in check.
“Serena, 당신 repulse even me. How could 당신 do this to Blair? She’s your best friend.” Chuck asked, undeniably disgusted.
Blair looked at Chuck, “She’s right, I don’t even care. I’m not in 사랑 with Nate, I haven’t been for years. Isn’t that pathetic?”
Blair then spoke to Serena, “I’m not going to tell Nate about the baby, that’s your place. I’m still going to marry him also, but only because that is what is expected of me. But Serena, we’re through. I never want to see 당신 again.”
Blair then fled Serena’s loft. Chuck looked at Serena, one last time with utter repulsion on his face, “You’re really a piece of shit, 당신 should be ashamed of yourself and what you’ve done to her.”
Chuck then left, to go and find Blair. Serena crumpled with agony, as they left her alone.
Chuck ran outside. “Wait. Blair, talk to me.”
She was leaning against the side of his limo.
“Come on, I’ll give 당신 a ride home, Blair.”
Once they were inside the limo, he pulled Blair to his chest.
She stiffened immediately, and pulled away.
“Don’t act like 당신 care, Bass. You’re already told me numerous times 당신 don’t care what happens to me. So 당신 can cut the act.”
“I care, Blair. 더 많이 than I should.” Chuck said quietly.
“Sure 당신 do, Chuck. 당신 care, that’s why 당신 broke my 심장 all those years ago. That’s why 당신 brought a 날짜 to my father’s funeral, right? Is that how much 당신 care about me?” Blair asked doubtfully.
“I have a confession to make, Blair.” Chuck admitted, “I’ve never stopped caring about you, because I’ve never been able to forget you. After what Nathaniel’s done, 당신 can’t seriously still be thinking of marrying him. He’s betrayed you.”
“ All of 당신 have betrayed me!” Blair screamed into his face.”
She tried to compose herself, before she continued, “But worst of all, 당신 betrayed me, Chuck. Nothing has ever been as painful, as when 당신 destroyed me. 당신 cut me to the soul. So don’t sit here, and tell me 당신 care about me, and have never stopped. I know it’s a lie.”
Before he had a chance to reply, Blair interrupted him, “If 당신 의해 any chance really do care about me, then that’s too bad. Because I feel nothing for you, Chuck. Absolutely nothing. In fact, forget what I said about us trying to be 프렌즈 again. I’m done, and I want nothing to do with 당신 ever again.”
Before Chuck could stop her, she got out of the limo and walked the rest of the way home. He let her go. Blair had just done it. Just as he had hurt her years ago, she had just done the same to him.
Chuck’s chest constricted at her harsh words, and he felt it hard to breathe. The only thing going through his mind was, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, and 더 많이 oh shits. The feelings he kept buried for Blair were back, and they were stronger than ever.
Chuck was going to try and win her back. He didn’t give a fuck what Nate had to say about it. It was time to win Blair back, and destroy Nathaniel in the process. It was also time to break up their wedding.
To Be Continued….
A/N: Thank 당신 so much for the continued reviews, I appreciate them so much. Please keep reviewing, and let me know if 당신 like this chapter. What did 당신 think of the huge shock with Serena?