A Million Love Songs Later
A/N: Hey, Okay I کہا I'd post this on Thursday but I got busy revising my ICT work. God I hate revising! I can't wait until my GCSE's are over with! But then there's A-Levels *cry*. But anyway since I didn't I just read through it and was not happy with the ending so I changed it around a little and added another scene. Just to say thank آپ to آپ guys, I really appreciate آپ taking time to read and leaving me comments, Thank آپ and I'm so glad آپ who left تبصرے on chapter 1 liked it. I thought It was bit trashy but I guess not that bad right?! Anyway leave me your تبصرے on chapter 2. Thank آپ xoxo
Chapter 2- Lonely in the City
The world had stopped. The sight of eachother paused time. No one else around mattered. The streets were empty. No one else was there. Just them. Just Chuck and Blair.
“What are آپ doing here?”
She answered. As the last word left her mouth the smile on Chuck's face grew even bigger just to have it taken away again.
“With my fiancé”
His answer was short.
“Oh, Anyone I know?”
There it was. Blair did not want to answer that question. Simple as. She quickly changed the subject.
“So how have آپ been?”
He seemed confused at her quick change of conversation topic. Was she trying to hide something from him? Was she ashamed of this 'fiancé'? He was probably just another posh boy, Not near as good enough for Blair as he would of wanted for her. But it didn't matter, Seeing her was enough for him.
“I've been good, The business is doing great. Everything's great.”
Blair smiled. She was glad he was doing so well. She was proud of him. Five years since they'd seen eachother and he had kept his promise. Yes she was very proud.
He thought it polite to ask the same.
“How about you? آپ just visiting for a while”
She smiled. She was glad he asked, It showed he was concerned, He did want to know how she was.
“Oh no, I...We've moved back. Just got an apartment”
He seemed happy and shocked at the same time.
“You're moving back? Why didn't آپ tell me?”
She looked surprised and answered.
“Nothing to tell and why should I? We haven't spoken in five years Chuck”
She had nothing to explain to him, And after all, The way they left things five years پہلے Why would he want to know?
“I just thought you'd want to tell me after...”
She fell silent. She couldn't think of the words to say. He left his sentence unfinished, After what had happened he would be the last person she'd tell.
A shout came from across the street.
It was Blake. Ruining this moment with Blair. Chuck turned and rolled his eyes.
“Time is money, Lets go.”
He gave Chuck a look that کہا 'Your father wouldn't be so easily distracted'. Chuck really did not want to go back to the other side. پار, صلیب the road. He looked at Matthew then gazed back at Blair. It was like before. All those years پہلے choosing a side. Leaving one to be in the other. It was like before.
“Well, I think you've got business”
“Yeah. I better go”
He answered. She turned and began to walk away just to be stopped سے طرف کی his voice.
She rapidly turned her beautiful head, her wavy dark hair swung around one side of her head.
She slowly and kind of nervously said.
“We should catch up, Sometime”
She grind. This would be wonderful. She said,
“That would be great.”
He seemed overjoyed. He was so happy she had agreed, Chuck was worried she might of کہا no, The memories of five years پہلے were still fresh in her mind and seeing him would only bring them back and that was not a good thing to happen.
As they parted ways and waved politely to eachother Blair couldn't help but think about the سوال he had put to her,
“Anyone I know?”
Why didn't she tell him. He was going to find out eventually she might as well of just told him there and then, Better to hear it from her than from someone else.
She should tell him but سے طرف کی the time she finished going over this she had walked five blocks away from the باس, گھنگھور offices. She would have to wait until اگلے time to see Chuck.
Chuck. Her mind wondered about him.
He had changed. His appearance was much the same but he was a different Chuck Bass. He seemed kinder almost sweet. He seemed the perfect gentleman. Maybe he had changed, For the better. The image of him standing across from her came to her mind. His hair was neatly in place he wore a dark black suit with a satin purple tie. Purple, She giggled to herself. The line Chuck had کہا may years پہلے came to mind,
“Why do آپ wear so much purple?”
She giggled again, And while thinking about him she drifted off into another world, Into another moment and while she was in this moment she turned back only to walk into a cup of Starbucks coffee.
“Oh My God. آپ idiot, This is Coffee! I'll never get this out!”
Blair yelled at the stranger.
“You walked out in front of me!”
He yelled back defending himself. That voice. Where had she heard it before? It was such a familiar voice. Then the name came to her, When she saw his face.
It was. It was Dan.
“Blair? Well trust it to be آپ who makes me late for my first day”
“Oh Dan, Your sarcasm never fails to amuse me.”
He tried to wash the coffee stains out of his brand new suit he had bought especially for his new job that he had waited three years to get too.
_ _ _
3 Years Earlier.
Oh he was so late. Mr Stevens would kill him if he was late again. Dan just wondered down 8th avenue searching for the office. How hard was it? He thought. It was the New York Times building. He still could not believe he had gotten a job there, Even if it was only assistant to an assistant to an assistant but he was there. He would finally get a taste of life as it was like on the other side of the city.
He could not wait to get into the office and start on his writing, Maybe if he was lucky he would find someone who might read his novels and if he was even luckier they might be published. But it would be better not to get to many hopes up, After all this is New York City. آپ make your own luck in this city, No one will give آپ a free ride.
This was a whole new life for Dan.
Leaving home, Brooklyn was hard. Rufus had always persuaded his son to do the right thing but he found it very hard to let go of his wonder boy. But the time finally came for Dan to leave Brooklyn and enter Manhattan.
He had got an apartment, Just a small studio on the West side. But he was happy there, He didn't need all the luxuries of life. He was happy there.
So after ten منٹ he found it.
The New York Times building.
He gazed up at all fifty two floors, It was amazing. He was lost in the moment.
He had crashed into another. Coffee all over his سیکنڈ hand suit. Coffee all over her cheap three-piece suit.
“Oh My God, I'm so sorry. Are آپ okay? I'm sorry that was all my fault”
“Oh God. I wasn't looking where I was going. Now I'll be late for my first day”
She کہا worriedly, She wasn't the only one who would be late.
“Well if it helps so will I. Not a great first impression to make on the New York Times”
He eyes lit up. She was interested.
“Your working at the New York Times? Me too. Which department?”
She smiled while still trying to clean her suit.
“Oh I'm in photography. I'm Katie سے طرف کی the way, Katie Jones”
Dan smiled and put out a hand to shake hers.
“Dan, Dan Humphrey”
She shook his hand.
“Well Dan Humphrey shall we go make a crappy first impression?”
Her sense of humour seemed to mirror Dan's.
He laughed and they both entered the New York Times building, Coffee stains and all.
_ _ _
He would never of thought that three years down the line he would be having a deja vu moment, Only he wouldn't be one his way to his first دن in a low pay job. He would be on his way to the highest paid job on offer. Editor of the New York Times, And the girl that he had spilled coffee on would be Blair and not Katie.
Katie was at their ہوم preparing their first سال of marriage anniversary dinner.
The time he had explained all this to Blair, Time had passed.
“Wow, Editor, آپ are doing well”
She gave the impression that she was surprised but of course she wasn't, She knew that one دن Dan would make it big.
“And your married too, Where was my invite?”
She jokingly said.
“Oh I would of sent آپ one but it was just a small wedding”
She nodded and smiled.
“Okay I believe you”
He smiled back and asked.
“So what are آپ doing back Blair?”
She had so much to tell him. It would take a while.
“You want to get some مزید coffee Dan?”
He wondered for a سیکنڈ if he should, It was his first day. But then he was the boss.
“Why not? I'm the boss now right”
She smiled and they both wondered off down the سٹریٹ, گلی towards the nearest Starbucks. These two had a lot to catch up on.
After all they had been best دوستوں at Yale.
Two blasts from the past in one day, Now what were the odds of that?
_ _ _
A few hours later that same day. Blair had finished her coffee morning with Dan. They'd had quite a lovely chat, She had learned so many new things about him. He was married to a woman named Katie, And today was their سال anniversary. He had bought her a very beautiful diamond ہار and matching bracelet, Even Blair liked it. They were spending a special رات کے کھانے, شام کا کھانا together, Dan was hoping for سپتیٹی, اسپگیٹی bolognese with meatballs.
That was his favourite.
Then it suddenly occurred to her, How much fun she'd had with Dan, Nothing special just drinking having coffee, But she loved it.
It was nice.
Just hanging out. Something she didn't do very often, And hearing Dan speak of Katie and the fun they have together all the ridiculous things they did together,Just enjoying being young. She didn't seem to have that.
Her life was attending endless business parties with her fiancé, Eating alone, Sometimes not seeing him for days when he was off with his دوستوں یا when he was.
She was left alone.
_ _ _
3 Years Earlier.
It was half past ten. He still wasn't back. Blair had made such an effort. But then again he did say he was working late. The piece he was working on needed all of his attention. She felt so bored. Ever since she had left Yale and was living in Connecticut her life was boring. No seeing Serena. No seeing Dan. No seeing...Chuck.
She wondered around the apartment and entered the box room, Where all the past was kept.
She scanned the room searching for the box.
There is was. Labelled 2008.
Five years ago.
She ripped the tape off the box and opened it up and found the box of تصاویر from that year. She found a photo, Taken at the Snowflake ball. It was five years to the day, That's what reminded Blair of this. She found what she was looking for.
It was a تصویر of Blair and Chuck. That evening was meant to be about the 'game' a bet, But no it was that night they both sort of admitted they loved eachother.
She remembered telling him,
“You know I'm your one and only”
And she had meant it. She was. But not anymore.
She put the تصویر back and walked out of the room into the bedroom. Picked up her phone and dialled the name, Chuck Bass.
But to her disappointment he didn't answer. The number was no longer in use. She was about to call him for the first time in two years.
She remembered the last time she saw him, It was such an awful night.
The door opened.
“Honey, I'm home”
She threw the phone away and ran into the اگلے room.
She smiled and threw herself around him and hugged him so tight. He was home.
“Hey, What's wrong?”
“Nothing, I'm just glad your home”
She smiled and they stood there still holding around eachother. Blair was glad he was home. She wasn't on her own. But her mind wasn't where it should be. It was on other things.
_ _ _
He sat in his limo after a hard دن at the office. Matthew Blake, Jackass. He'd finally gone back to his hotel, All Chuck wanted to do now was to go ہوم and relax, Maybe...Call Blair. Just to ask when they could catch up. Nothing more. Maybe they could still salvage a little of their relationship, After all what happened five years پہلے was not important... Blair had made that quite clear.
TO BE CONTINUED...
A/N: Ha! I'm sorry about leaving آپ in the dark about what happened five years پہلے but آپ will find out soon, And anyway I love to keep آپ all guessing. I love this chapter, I think it's way better than the first one. I hope آپ think so too. I hope آپ all liked the Dan part, I just had to fill آپ all in on what he's been up too, Cos I just adore Dan. اگلے one should be up on Tuesday since it's the weekend I'll probably get مزید done. So hopefully Tuesday یا Wednesday. Thanks for reading, If آپ could تبصرہ I'd really appreciate it. Thank you