A Million Love Songs Later
A/N: ارے so right I've دیا up on getting reviews so I'm basically just writing this for me now, because I can't leave a story half done, so whatever review don't review...Ehh. So okay so now I'm really sorry for the last chapter. Some of آپ may think that Nate is acting مزید like Chuck but it has been 8 years and I had to make Nate really jealous and دکھائیں his insecurities because he wasn't just going to take it, and also Blair isn't just his girlfriend now she's his fiancé so he's مزید protective of her. So anyway I've got مزید exams اگلے week but I'll try to update. So if you're a Dair پرستار then you'll like this chapter. I tried to have as much Dan and Blair scenes as possible since I'm a massive پرستار of theirs. Hope آپ like this chapter. Leave me your reviews if آپ want too, Really appreciate it. Thank آپ xoxo
Chapter 13: Birthday Girl
It was week until Blair Waldorf could celebrate her birthday. She would be twenty six years old, یا young depending on your point of view. It had been a few years since Blair had, had a proper birthday party that didn't seem likely the way she used to party but things had gone very quiet in Blair's social life. It was still very active but not half as much as it used to be back in high school.
This سال was very different. A week to the دن it was her birthday, the old Blair would be rushing around making sure everything was organized, everything was ready and perfect for her big دن but this سال a week to go until her birthday and Blair Waldorf was spending it with Dan Humphrey.
Not her usual day.
It was afternoon in Manhattan when Blair arrived at Dan and Katie's. She was going to see if Katie wanted to go shopping. She had really grown close to Katie over the last few months of being back in the city, she really was lovely and being دوستوں with someone new and someone who didn't want to be دوستوں just for social status was something Blair was not used to, but worse luck Katie wasn't it.
“Hey Dan is Katie in?”
“Blair. No she's down in Long Island visiting her sister why?”
“Oh I just thought she might want to go shopping, but ارے I'll see her some other time”
Blair said, kind of down hearted that Katie wasn't in. Serena had been busy all week she was at the Vogue studio shooting her cover edition. So having Katie around was really important to Blair.
“Are آپ okay?”
Dan کہا smiling down at Blair while she gazed disappointedly at the floor.
“Come on seriously what's up with you?”
Dan replied as Blair walked into the apartment.
“It's my birthday اگلے week”
He slammed the door shut in surprise to her answer.
“And that's got آپ down. God Blair, I thought آپ loved birthdays, gifts. People telling آپ how awesome آپ are”
Dan was remembering the old Blair in that moment.
“Ha. Ha...No I'm fine honestly”
Blair giggled sarcastically.
“Okay so Blair since you're here آپ can come with me to pick up stuff for the twins”
“Hey I'm not here to go toy shopping”
“Oh come on, it's only two blocks away and there is no way I can carry all those سے طرف کی myself and Katie can't do it”
“Ohh, fine I'll help you. Only because I have nothing better to do”
Blair sighed and rolled her eyes.
Blair کہا waving her arms around just pushing the boundary's of sarcasm.
“Stop with the sarcasm right there”
So there they left to go toy shopping for the Humphrey twins. Even though she wasn't fully on-board with it, she had nothing better to do. Serena was busy. Nate was working. Chuck was out of town.
Dan was really her last option so even though she hated to admit it Dan Humphrey was her friend now, one of her best. If only her high school minions could see her now.
Meanwhile across town on the Upper west side Serena had taken a break from her تصویر shoot and was on her way to see Nate. She needed reassurance.
“So what did Blair say? I left kind of in a hurry before”
The image of what Blair had کہا came back to his mind, and it make him sigh and shake his head, the disbelief of what Blair had کہا was coming back to mind.
“She was fine with it”
As Nate reassured Serena her dropped down on the office chair with her jaw dropped to the floor.
“She was? Oh my God”
“I know. That's what I thought”
“I thought she'd fly off the handle”
“So did I. But she's changed”
“Yeah she has. Wow”
Serena and Nate both had a very confused look on their faces, it was like they didn't know Blair at all.
Blair and Dan had just finished at Toys 'R' Us and the bags were overflowing with toys and clothes for the twins. Dan and Blair were at the counter paying for the goods while Blair kept opening packed bags to see if what he and Katie had bought were the right choices, because if they were not she would soon voice her opinion on it.
“Oh my God Dan check it out, how cute is this?”
Blair کہا holding up a گلابی fluffy bunny outfit.
“Oh I can not wait until they're born they will be just adorable”
Looking and seeing all the cute toys and little clothing made Blair feel very excited to see the twins, and actually a little broody, maybe one دن she would be a mother.
“What even with my genes?”
Dan made a joke just to please Blair.
“Yeah that is a problem but I think Katie's are strong enough to over do your imperfections”
“I'm only joking Humphrey, anyway have آپ thought of names yet?”
“Yeah we thought Adam یا Noah for the boy and Laura یا Sarah for the girl”
“Oh they're cute names”
“What آپ like them?”
“Why wouldn't I?”
“Oh I thought آپ Upper East Siders went for extravagant names like Chardonnay یا Champagne”
Dan went a little to the extreme with those names but it's what he thought of the Upper East Side.
“Champagne? آپ have to seriously hate your child to name it that”
“Right آپ grab those bags and I'll take these”
“Hey آپ offered”
“Correction آپ offered. I didn't have an option”
“Just get them Waldorf and lets go I wanna get ہوم before Katie does”
“Oh so آپ want her to think that آپ traipsed down here all سے طرف کی yourself and carried these home. Taking all the credit?”
“That's the plan”
“Ugh. You're getting مزید like me Humphrey”
Both of them giggled and picked up their bags, with much difficulty who knew two little babies needed so much stuff, and made their way back to the Humphrey apartment.
_ _ _
It was a three days later. Four days until the birthday girl could celebrate. Blair was out with Katie. They had planned to go to Madison Avenue to look for dresses for Blair's party but being Blair Waldorf, Madison avenue just didn't cater for her needs. So an گھنٹہ into their دکان it was only natural that the ladies ended up on 5th.
“What am I going to find here Blair? I'm a وہیل, حوت and I hardly think Dior یا Prada have something for me”
“Of course آپ can, آپ get it fitted for you”
“For me? We can't afford that”
“Now that's a lie, what about Dan's massive bonus. Why not take advantage of it?”
“You're a bad influence Blair”
Katie chuckled while waddling along fifth feeling that all eyes were on her but of course that her just being paranoid. But of course it wasn't long before they bumped into a familiar face.
Chuck کہا as she walked past him not realising who it was.
It was an awkward silence. Katie just stood اگلے to Blair staring at Chuck waiting to be introduced. She shoved Blair to encourage her to tell her who this handsome man was. “Chuck, Katie, Katie, Chuck”
Katie responded with a smile.
“Hi...So how are you?”
“I'm good. How was Chicago?”
“It was business. So...”
“Yeah. How are آپ doing?”
“Good. Everything great. Really great. Oh and سے طرف کی the way I'm having this charity event at the Plaza in a few weeks, I was...”
“Oh I don't know. I've got a lot on with the wedding...”
Blair assumed Chuck meant just her and not Nate, she had to make some quick excuse as how not to go, no matter how much she would love to. Those sort of events never really happened these days.
“Oh آپ and Nate”
That was very pleasing for Blair to hear.
“Oh. Well I don't know I'll have to check with him”
“Okay, just let me know and I'll get آپ a table. I'll ask Serena too”
“Yeah great. I'll let آپ know”
It was kind of an awkward moment, neither of them knew what to say now. “Sorry but I can't stop”
Katie saw the silence between them and the odd looks she thought she better jump in.
“Yeah we have fabulous dresses to buy and that's going to be hard considering I'm the size of a whale”
“Don't worry آپ go”
Blair smiled and hurried on past him. “Oh and Blair...For اگلے week in case I don't see you, happy birthday”
Blair seemed surprised that Chuck remembered.
“Of course I do”
Blair کہا as she pulled Katie's arm and they walked away.
Chuck murmured as he watched them both walk away as Katie kept turning around to gaze back at him.
“Who was that?”
It seemed weird having to introduce Chuck Bass, there was a time where everyone knew who he was but Katie must of known with him being so successful just she didn't have a face to put with the much talked about man.
“Chuck Bass? The Chuck باس, گھنگھور from high school? آپ and Chuck?”
“You know? Oh let me guess the insider?”
Blair didn't realise for a سیکنڈ how Katie would have known that but of course she was married to Daniel Humphrey.
“My husband is, the ultimate insider”
Both laughed as Blair remembered the blast that Gossip Girl had sent out at Graduation labelling Dan as the ultimate insider, which he really was.
_ _ _
Today was the day. It was Blair's birthday. Nate being the romantic that he was had prepared the perfect دن for his fiancé, and of course it started with breakfast in bed.
“Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Blair. Happy Birthday to you”
Blair rolled around until she finally woke up and took her eye mask off and smiled over at Nate carrying the breakfast tray to her lap.
“Nate what are آپ doing?”
“Bringing آپ breakfast in bed”
“Oh that's sweet of آپ but I can't stay in I've got take Emma those files, آپ know for the book”
“No. No. No. I will take them. آپ are not doing anything today. It's your birthday. Serena is coming to get آپ later for a دن of pampering”
“Yeah, it's at that place آپ like”
“I love you”
Blair smiled and kissed him. She was so grateful it had been a while since she had had a good pampering session.
“Love آپ too”
It was half an گھنٹہ later. Nate had gone to Emma's to drop off Blair's papers for the new book, and while he was gone Blair had gotten a delivery.
They had been left with the security guard to be دیا to Miss Waldorf. The security guard brought them up to Blair and کہا a man had left them with him to be delivered immediately, she took the flowers from the security guard and walked back into the apartment. They were so beautiful, گلابی roses. Blair smiled as she thought Nate must have had them sent to the door especially for her. But when she saw the card, it wasn't written in Nate's hand. It was Chuck's.
The card read,
Happy Birthday Blair, hope آپ have the perfect دن that آپ deserve – Chuck x
Blair murmured with a smile on her face but all the while thinking about Nate and despite what he had کہا about being less jealous she knew it would hurt him, so she placed the flowers on the coffee میز, جدول and took the card and placed it in her pocket. She would tell him they were from Eleanor and Cyrus, a little white lie never hurt anyone.
TO BE CONTINUED...
A/N: So I hope آپ all liked that. I think I managed to redeem the characters back to their own persona. So I think it's all good now. I hope آپ liked the Dan and Blair scenes too and there will be مزید soon. Anyway leave me a review if آپ can. I really appreciate it. Thank آپ xoxo