A Million Love Songs Later
A/N: Right so sorry this chapter is really later than usual. The heat here has been unbearable! I can't do anything it's awful! And everytime I go to the ساحل سمندر, بیچ I get burnt so I'm not happy and it really hurts. Anyway this story is almost over, which is kinda sad since I do love writing it but I have my other one so... There is only six مزید chapters and an epilogue then it's over. Anyway I hope آپ like this chapter, let me know what آپ thought I really appreciate it. Thank آپ so much xoxo
Chapter 18: Head یا Heart
It was that dreaded دن for Blair and Nate. Chuck had invited them to the party, Blair was not looking آگے to it at all she would have to pretend all was good she could just see Chuck's smirk at that moment, shaking Nate's hand welcoming them while all the time knowing that Blair was lying to him and Chuck was enjoying every single سیکنڈ of it. The thought of Chuck and Nate talking made her cringe, Chuck would be laughing at Nate and that wasn't fair. The guilt was taking her over, but pretty soon it would all be over, she wouldn't have to live with the guilt anymore.
Nate had finished gotten dressed Blair fixed his tie before Nate went outside to call their car. Blair placed her diamond headband in her hair which was plated into a side bun that gave her the effortless look she was looking for. She grabbed her navy Dior trench off the hook and ran out the door.
The traffic was awful, it was rush گھنٹہ people must have been coming ہوم from work. Blair suggested they turn back and go home, that they were never going to arrive on time so there was no point but Nate resisted and maintained that they continue on their way. Blair looked annoyed and she looked so pale when the car pulled up outside the Plaza Hotel.
They walked hand in hand to the front entrance and to be welcomed سے طرف کی two security guards built up in black suits.
Nate greeted the first security guard on the left side entrance.
“Good evening, can I help you?”
He responded clutching onto his فہرست of names.
“Yes we're guests this evening”
“Are آپ on the list?”
He held it up and pointed to it.
“Yes, Nathaniel Archibald and Blair Waldorf?”
Nate smiled as the other guard gave him daggers for no apparent reason.
“Ah yes. Well enjoy your evening sir, madam”
He placed his hand out pointing out the entrance hall.
Blair and Nate walked into the ballroom hand in hand and got straight into socializing after having a glass of champagne first of course. Chuck was at the opposite side of the room to Blair but out of all the people there she was the one that caught his eye. He was supposedly in conversation with one of New York's richest men but all that seemed unimportant once Blair was in the room. Gabby was at his side, being the perfect girlfriend. She noticed that he wasn't paying any attention to the billionaire, that his mind was elsewhere.
“Sweetie are آپ okay?”
His eyes didn't اقدام a muscle. He kept looking over at her talking and laughing not realizing that Chuck was looking over.
“Do آپ know her?”
Gabby saw who he was looking at and twigged something was up with her boyfriend.
“I...I used too. Not anymore”
He thought for a سیکنڈ of the Blair that he used to know and how much he loved her not this new Blair she was دکھانا the world.
“Yeah, she is”
He smiled then got back into the zone and got chatting again forgetting Blair. That was not going to last long.
After hours of not bumping into each other they finally met outside in the gardens. Many people were outside smoking یا talking. Blair was sitting on the bench اگلے to the pond, Chuck saw that she had left the ballroom and followed her outside and sat beside her.
“Well آپ look lovely”
“Thank you. آپ look handsome too”
The سیکنڈ she کہا that it occurred to her, that could be sending out the wrong signals, he might get the wrong idea. But that's who she was with Chuck she couldn't control what came out of her mouth.
“Having a good time?”
“Yeah, having a great time. Didn't think I would”
She stated her honesty.
“Why not? My parties aren't that bad are they?”
“Of course not. Anyway آپ seem happy”
“Being with آپ the last few weeks have be great. Really great actually”
He admitted the reason for his happiness and it was all down to Blair.
“Yeah... Gabby seems nice”
Blair sighed as Gabby stood in the window of the hall and saw that Chuck was outside sitting with the most beautiful woman in the room that night. Gabby's face was full of rage, what was he doing?
“Yeah she is, really nice”
Blair tried to disguise the look of envy on her face, but there was no hiding from Chuck. “Are آپ jealous?”
She jumped onto her feet.
“No! No! I just think آپ can do so much better”
“Oh my God آپ are!”
Chuck laughed hysterically.
“No I'm not. I'm just trying to protect you, she seems like a سونا digger to me”
Blair made up stupid excuses the truth is that she was jealous.
“You told me to اقدام on, I am. What is it Blair? آپ don't want me and آپ don't want anyone else to be with me either”
Chuck stood up and yelled back at her.
“No! And anyway it was آپ who kissed me”
“Only because آپ had been giving out signals all day”
Blair voice got very high in surprise.
“Victrola? آپ got on the stage”
“I was reminiscing”
She tried to explain.
“Obviously and آپ loved it. آپ may as well have کہا 'Take. Me. Now'”
He chose those words very carefully, he remembered them all too well.
“I don't appreciate that tone and I didn't say that so...”
Blair got very annoyed with him and stomped her foot on the ground like a spoilt brat.
“You may as well have”
“Oh آپ know what... I'm going back in”
Chuck yelled as Blair sighed and muttered some curses under her breath before returning into the building. The سیکنڈ that Blair got back in the waiter carried the tray with the last glass of champagne on it for Blair to grab. She picked it off the tray and sat down at one of the tables. Gabby was there also looking around for Blair, she wanted some answers. She finally spotted her and made her way over to Blair and took up a نشست اگلے to her.
Gabby warmly greeted.
Blair said, knowing who it was.
“Chuck lovely isn't he?”
“Yeah if آپ like annoying, ignorant, arrogant assholes then yeah wonderful”
Blair spat out getting out all of her hatred for that mother Chucker.
“Oh I'm sorry I'm Gabby”
“Yeah I know”
Blair rolled her eyes.
“Yes Mr Wonderful told me”
Blair answered with her voice full of sarcasm.
“He hasn't told me about you, آپ are?”
Blair really didn't want to get into a nice, lovely, cosy chat with Chuck's girlfriend.
“Oh yes you're engaged to Nate Archibald”
“You know Nate?”
“I've seen his work. He's pretty good”
“Yeah he is”
Blair smiled knowing how lucky she was to have a guy like Nate.
“So how do آپ know Chuck?”
“I've known him all my life”
Blair got مزید involved in this conversation when the subject of their history came up.
“That's cute. So آپ know all of his secrets?”
“I don't know what he's been up to recently but I know him pretty well and anyway...”
Gabby then grabbed onto Blair's arm and moved closer to make sure she heard what she had to say.
“Stay away from him”
Blair looked confused and scared at the same time.
“I saw the look آپ two were giving eachother. I saw آپ out in the garden”
Blair tried to play dumb sipping what was left at the bottom of her champagne glass.
“Lets just say I'm not dumb. آپ two had یا have something”
Gabby grabbed onto Blair's wrist even tighter, but in a discrete way so no one would notice.
“No we don't, we did once. That's over”
“Why don't I believe you?”
“Believe what آپ want. There is nothing between us”
Blair remembered all those years پہلے when she used to lie so convincingly, the actress in her raised back to the surface.
“Just stay away him. Whatever your past. He's taken now”
“So am I”
Blair grinned and pointed to Nate who was laughing and chatting on the other side of the room.
“And I'm guessing آپ don't want me to tell Nate about my suspicions”
“That's all they are suspicions. No truth”
Blair pulled away from her and got up to walk away.
“Just back off. He's happy now, that's because of me. Don't ruin it will you”
Gabby smirked as Blair clenched onto her wrist. So now she was going to do the opposite of what Gabby had کہا but it would work to her advantage. Blair realized that Gabby was right. She had to back off Chuck and be happy with what she had, she did not want an affair.
She walked back outside and joined Chuck who had moved and was standing over the bridge tossing pebbles into the water.
“I was wrong about Gabby. She really is...Lovely”
She paused before delivering the last word.
“You've been a lot happier recently that's down to her right?”
Chuck shook his head slowly before Blair turned away and began to walk back into the building.
He pulled her hand back towards him.
“No. It's not down to her. It's down to you”
“But آپ کہا she was great”
Blair looked confused, she thought that Chuck really did like Gabby, یا was she just another pawn in their love game.
“Yeah Gabby's great but she's not you”
He could tell another excuse was coming up but he was done with them.
“No. I'm done waiting. I want آپ now”
Blair mumbled under her breath actually hoping that he hadn't heard.
“Did I tell آپ that آپ look beautiful tonight?”
“Yes آپ have”
She blushed and gazed smiling down at the floor.
“Please Blair just listen to your دل for once”
That سیکنڈ she paused and turned and walked back inside, leaving Chuck standing in the outside terrace alone.
The اگلے دن Nate had gone to work and Blair felt like telling someone all of her sins. The walk to the church was too much today and it was raining. Serena was still in California. She turned to her best friend for help... And judgement.
Dan کہا answering the door holding about five cuddly toys, a rattle and a Winnie the Pooh mobile.
“Hi, can I talk to you?”
Blair asked clicking her fingers, behaving very nervous.
“Yeah come in.” Dan کہا trying to balance all the toys in one hand. Blair gave him a hand as she walked into the apartment. “Sorry about the mess, Katie's been shopping...Oh Joy آپ know. I swear she thinks we're having ten sets of twins the amount of toys she's bought and then she got...”
Dan mumbled on but Blair sighed and tried to get the words out and then finally did.
“I kissed Chuck”
Dan dropped all the toys in second.
“Well he kissed me but I didn't do anything to stop it”
“I can't believe I did that!”
His voice got even louder each time he کہا it.
“Stop saying that!”
“You and Chuck? Blair that's not good”
He tried to pick up the toys and shook his head in disapproval of Blair's disloyalty to Nate.
“I don't need آپ telling me that! I came for your help not judgement”
“Okay sorry, only help no judgement. What does your دل say?”
He stopped worrying about the toys and sat اگلے to her on the couch.
“Listen to your دل for once Blair”
Dan repeated the words that Chuck had کہا the گزشتہ night.
“That's what Chuck said. My head loves Nate, so much but...”
Blair sighed and didn't finish her sentence, Dan finished it for her.
“Your دل is in love with the باس, گھنگھور isn't it?”
Her eyes filled up with tears, Dan was her best friend she didn't need words he knew exactly how she felt. He couldn't say he approved but he had always known Blair had always been Chuck's.
TO BE CONTINUED...
A/N: Ahh I'm really happy with this chapter I know people are getting restless now but I've heard 'Get them together' so many times now I'm just ignoring it! I've had this planned months پہلے and I'm not changing it so sorry but it has to be dragged out a bit longer. Anyway I hope آپ enjoy this chapter. Please comment. Thank آپ xoxo