Chair Tales S02E10- Beauty and the Bass
The engagement party commences.
Serena and Dan are sharing a dance and Nate and Blair are dancing too. Nate has been pestering her all night to speak to Chuck who has been catching up with Jenny and Lily. (F.Y.I: Jenny is at University and, unlike the real Gossip Girl, Lily has never had a history with Bart Bass, she is single and has been mingling with Rufus during her trip to New Haven, Rufus is also single)
C: So...you and Rufus...i saw you two at the back of the house earlier..(he grins)
L: Charles! Dont be silly..you saw nothing.
E: (Erick and Jenny look at each other confused, they then look at Lily) Mom? Is there something we should know?
L: Who's we?
E: Me and Jenny.
L: Charles didn't see anything...he was probably hallucinating...
C: (laughing) Really...so i was fantasizing about you and Rufus making out in secret....im sure i saw his hand travelling up your skirt Lily..
J: Omg...Chuck stop it! You'll give me nightmares!
L: Charles...please...look kids...it was nothing....we were just talking.
C: Tell us more...(grins)
E: Yes mother...tell us more...we've been here for a few days and you and Rufus are already...back to your old games?
L: Eric! I told you, we' were just talking...we're good friends.
J: Well when dad moved to New Jersey, he always said how he missed you.
J: Yeah. To be honest... i kinda liked you two together.
Chuck notices Nate with Blair and wonders if he should go to them. He was hoping that Nate could convince Blair to speak to him.
Serena and Dan call for everyone's attention so they can make an announcement.
D: Ok everyone...so the night is almost over and we would like to thank you all for coming...most of the guests have already left and im guessing you guys are probably dying to go as well! So we'll make it quick.
S: Yes...we have a gift for all of you...something to say thank you for being with us on our special day.
D: One of many special days which we also expect you to be at!
S: Yes...so you must all know there is a very important New York Knick's game tomorrow at noon. So me and Dan have decided to go to it...and take you all with us! As a treat (there is a cheer among the guests)
D: (Serena and Dan are smiling) It's at Madison Square Gardens and we have enough tickets for anyone who wants to go!
Everyone shouts thank you and they all raise their glasses to give Serena and Dan a cheer.
A moment later. Nate, Blair, Serena, Dan, Jenny and Eric are talking.
E: I cant wait!
J: I know! I've never been to Madison Square Garden's before!
N: Yeah...Serena, Dan, that's a great idea! It'll be a great way for me to end my stay here.
J: Oh, so you're leaving tomorrow.
Chuck joins the group.
C: So that means this is your last night here then? We have to do something special for you.
N: Yeah? Like what?
C: I dunno, anything you want....(looks to Serena) so this game...it's a great treat...thanks.
S: So you'll be coming? I wont take no for an answer!
C: Yeah of course.
S: Nate, Jenny, Eric...Blair you're all coming?
B, N, J, E: (all say yes)
D: Great! It's going to be fun...i guarantee it!
Nate and Blair are talking.
B: I cant believe you're leaving again.
N: I know, it feels so good to be back.
B: Im going to miss you.
N: Yeah...im going to miss you too.
B: (looks upset) You know...the past few days have been hard for me....i've not really had a reason to smile....but having you here kinda made things easier....you always know how to cheer me up....i've missed having you around.
N: Come on Blair...it's not like our relationship was perfect when i was around!
B: I know...but you can never have enough friends...and right now, Serena and Dan are so busy with the wedding and stuff, i've kind of got no one to hang out with....no one to talk to.
N: (puts his arm around her) Hey....maybe there is someone...(looks over to where Chuck is sitting, Blair looks at Chuck and then back at Nate)
B: No...i hate him!
N: Blair...we both know that isn't true...you should talk to him....before it's too late.
B: I cant...
N: I've already told you...he hasn't done anything wrong...you're making a big mistake if you dont hear him out...seriously, you guys are arguing over nothing...it's just a big misunderstanding.
B: We have big problems Nate...we argue almost all the time.
N: It cant be that bad....do you love him?
N: Blair...do you love Chuck Bass?
B: (she smiles) I do.
N: He loves you. I know him...he always used to say to him that he'd never fall in love...he used to laugh at me for being in love...he used the say the only thing he liked about a woman was the fact that they fit between his legs!
B: He still thinks that!
N: (they laugh) Blair...what im saying is that...Chuck has changed....i've never seen him like this before...he's a different person now, and it's because he's in love with you.....Blair you bring out the best in him, i know for a fact that he will never love anyone other than you...and he would never risk losing you....he would never cheat on you....just speak to him. work things out.
B: (gets upset) I dont know if it's that easy...i cant just go over there and talk to him.
N: Why not?
B: I dont know...i just cant.
N: Look, i know i said tomorrow is my last day here....but im not leaving here until you two work things out or at least speak to each other....Blair believe me im going to make sure that you two speak to each other....whatever it takes....even if i have to lock you both in a room together...i'll do it!
They continue to talk...
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The engagement party eventually comes to a close. Blair and Chuck still haven't spoken but Nate has promised Blair that he isn't leaving New Haven until Chuck and Blair make up. Blair however tells him he'll be in New Haven a long time if he waits on them!
That night Nate and Chuck spend the night out on the town, partying and celebrating like old times. Dan and Serena also go out to celebrate their engagement again.
Blair returns home, to Zane's house and they talk. Blair forgives Zane for his behaviour earlier in the week as she accepts that he was drunk and acting out of character especially since she believes it wouldn't happen again.
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The next day.
The group have met up and made their way to New York City, for the Knick's game at MSQ. It's almost noon and they are making their way to their seats. Nate cunningly tricks Blair and Chuck into sitting next to each other, two rows below the rest of the gang. The game is about to begin. Chuck and Blair are sitting down, Blair is looking up to where Nate is sitting, giving him an evil look, Nate grins back at her.
B: (whispers to herself) I dont believe this!
C: Well neither do I....the last person i want to sit next during a Knick's game is boring old you who knows nothing about sport!
B: I know enough! I know that this game is a waste of time...i dont even know why im here!
C: For Serena and Dan.
B: (after a short silence) Pretty clever of Nate to trick us into coming out last and getting these crappy seats! A million miles away from the others!
C: Well he was of the opinion that we needed to...talk.
C: Do we?
B: I dont know...he was also of the opinion that there are things you haven't been honest with me about...
C: (looks away from her) he spoke to you? What did he tell you.
B: Not much...he promised me that you didnt cheat on me...other than that he just said we needed to talk.
C: Then lets talk. (touches her arm)
C: Lets go somewhere else.
He gets up and she follows him inside the building just as the game in the stadium was about to begin. Nate smiles as he watches them leave. They get inside and stand on the landing near some stairs.
C: So i guess i should probably start...(a group of people walk past so he waits for them to leave)...ummm what i was saying is about the whole cheating thing...(some more people walk by making lots of noise) ...ummm i didnt, ok, you got it wrong, I dont know where you got that idea from but i swear i would never cheat on you, i couldn't even if i tried (he holds her arm but has to let go as someone walks past between them)
B: Umm...I...didnt know where you were? You were away from home and...(interrupted by a group of noisy people walking past them again) ummm...why dont we find somewhere quieter?
C: Sure. (he takes her by the wrist and they walk away looking for another room)
They manage to find a quiet room but are again, eventually interrupted by people.
B: (laughs) maybe we're just not destined to talk today!
C: (laughs) i dont care, we'll find somewhere...i know where we can go...some place that's always quiet...well most of the time (he grins)
She follows him into the elevator, then out of the building into the car park.
They get in, she cant help but smile. Trust chuck to get her into the limo the first chance he gets!
C: Finally some peace and quiet...(he turns to her)...Blair, i didnt cheat on you. I swear. (he holds her hand) do you believe me?
B: (nods her head to say yes) where were you when i got back from my D.A.Y trip?
C: I stayed at the office...i had stuff going on with the business that needed sorting out.
B: Like what?
C: Long story short...for the past year, ever since i started the franchise with father...things have been hard for me...trying to prove my worth, trying to make the business work...recently i got into major money problems and whenever i went over to New York it was like he wasn't interested, always trying to slip me up...he made my life hell...and i know it's the reason things got so bad between me and you....and it makes me hate him...it makes me hate myself...for letting him get to us...
B: Why didnt you tell me these things?
C: I...didnt want you to be disappointed in me....you thought everything was going well with the business...i didnt want to let you down.
B: I would never be disappointed in you...
C: I had major problems...the business was failing and i'd run out of money...you would never have wanted to hear that...i didnt want to risk losing you over it.
B: Chuck...you should have told me...i would have been there for you....we could have got through it together...(she touches his hand and he puts his other hand over hers)
C: Im sorry...i should never have let it get in between us...all the pressure i was under, the stress, it was why i was feeling so crap...and im sorry that you thought id come home wanting only one thing from you....the truth is, that one thing was what got me through the day....it wasnt just the sex though...it wasn't about that...it was about being with you..comforting me and just giving me the love that i needed to keep me going...but at the same time i felt like i couldn't talk to you because i didnt want to put a burden on you...im sorry if you thought i only wanted you for sex because that's not true...you know how much i loved you...how much i still...love you...(he touches her cheek and she smiles, she has tears in her eyes)
B: I love you too. (they kiss) and i missed you.
C: I missed you too (he kisses her again) ...no more secrets?
B: Ummm...yeah...no more secrets...no more fights...
C: (grins) except play fights...
B: (smiles) couldn't resist could you?
C: (he grins and rubs his nose on hers) You know...this is where you...lost your virginity...(he plays with her hair then kisses her neck)...it's our Love Limo.
B: (giggles) I remember it like it was yesterday...
C: Really? I dont think i do...maybe you could refresh my memory? (he grins and then kisses her)
B: (moves herself on top of him whilst kissing, then whispers) i missed you.
They continue to kiss until they make love in the back of the limo. It was what they did best.
if this was the real gossip girl, this is where the million year long mid-season break would be! but there's no hiatus with fan fic so the next episode will be posted soon!
The Love Limo! Who is she with?