A Million Love Songs Later
A/N: So I started my new story this week and so glad people liked it. And I know some of you are pissed that Vanessa is on it, but I love her and she is dating Nate so I had to include her. So I hope you enjoyed that one. But now I've got a lot more free time so I can write both of these. Okay so to this chapter. Finally I've wanted to do this for a while but I just didn't have the opportunity to but now I have an excuse, with Dan & Katie out of town and Nate & Serena too we all know that leaves... Chuck and Blair. So this is all them. So I hope you all like it and I know about bloody time right but you know... Anyway enjoy. Reviews are LOVED and I really appreciate it. Thank you xoxo
Chapter 15: Sin City
Nate had been away a couple of days and Blair was starting to get bored. There was only so many times she could go shopping in the same places before it got a little repetitive.
But one thing that wasn't getting old was hanging out with Chuck.
She had seen him every single day Nate was away, and every evening when Nate would call and asked her what she had been doing.
Blair would lie.
However she always convinced herself that it was little white lie that didn't hurt anyone. But what she wasn't realizing was she kept on lying.
It was lie after lie after lie.
It started with the flowers, then with seeing Chuck.
As soon as a lie is told is must be covered up with another lie and then another until there will be left just lies. That would be hard to get out of. The only comfort is that Nate wouldn't find out.
Blair was just on her way to see Chuck again at his apartment.
She knocked her knuckles on the door before a very delighted Chuck answered.
She stood in his doorway and sighed.
“Nate still away?”
Chuck thought he better make sure Nate was still away.
“Yeah and I have nothing to do”
She said barging her way into his apartment.
“Oh. No Serena?”
“No she's gone back there too and Dan and Katie are in Vermont so...I'm all alone”
Blair said sitting herself down on his leather seats.
He grinned at her expecting for the suggestions to come rolling off the tongue, but for a second they just smiled at eachother. But it soon faded from Blair's face and Chuck knew Blair wasn't fine.
Chuck asked looking down at her.
“Nothing...I just, I hate being on my own”
“I told you I'm here”
He reassured her.
“Yeah but your not like my friend are you, we just see eachother here and there and that's it”
Chuck sighed and sat beside Blair.
“Okay. Tomorrow me and you, the whole day do whatever you want to do”
Blair smiled but raised her eyebrows at the same time.
“Really? What about your business?”
“So my stock my take a little dip tomorrow. It's worth it”
He wanted to say, she was worth it. But it wouldn't work out well if he had.
“Wow! Chuck Bass is willing to lose money for me”
“If it makes you happy then it's worth it”
That's all that was important. They continued to chat for a while before Blair got going. She was having lunch with Eleanor and Cyrus.
That reminded her she better have another 'white lie' ready for them. Eleanor would not be pleased that Blair was seeing Chuck again.
They seemed to come easy to Blair now. Soon she would not know the difference between the truth and the lie.
_ _ _
Blair went home that evening and just wanted to get that day over with. She had made some lie up for Eleanor about what she had been doing since Nate was away.
Some rubbish about spending it with Dan and Katie. Eleanor wasn't to know that they were out of town. So she felt no guilt whatsoever.
Chuck arrived on time to collect Blair. She was all ready. Gorgeous tench, killer heels and a pretty headband. She was all Blair Waldorf.
“Right. What do you want to do?”
“I don't know”
“Blair I took a day off for this”
“Okay. But you're not going to like it”
Chuck knew where she was going with this,
“We are not going shopping”
Blair huffed and sighed.
“I mean anything else”
Just to interrupt Blair, Chuck's cell phone rang.
“Wait a sec? What? What!??! Christ!! Right I'll be right there”
He hung up with a look of sheer shock on his face.
“What is it?”
“Victrola. There's been a fire”
Victrola! There's a place she hadn't thought of in a while. A fire! It was gone!
“Oh God. You wanna go down there now?”
“Yeah, look sorry Blair. But...”
“Don't worry about it.” Chuck ran towards the door before Blair grabbed her coat and shouted out to him. “Chuck. Wait, I'm coming with you”
He would need support in his hour of need, especially when would see his that his baby had gone up in flames.
They arrived outside Victrola. Blair hadn't been there since she arrived back in New York and they stopped for a gaze but she hadn't been inside for eight years. But it was destroyed now. It wasn't liked it used to be, like she remembered it.
Sleazy, Vulgar and not very Blair Waldorf.
But it was still the beginning.
Even though she didn't want Chuck now, she was never going to regret their past. So seeing Victrola is such a state was kind of putting things into perspective, that everything was gone. Everything she and Chuck had, it was over.
“So any idea how it started?”
Chuck asked the fire officer.
“We think it may have been a cigarette end or maybe a candle light, it's too early to tell”
While he was talking to the fire officer Blair was in a trance. She was walking towards the stage at Victrola.
Everything suddenly became so clear.
The scene came back to life so vividly. The music, the people, the atmosphere it was all coming back to her now. She had thought about that night when she returned but that was just a moment. This was like going back in time. Blair could hear the music playing, she remembered it so well.
Tease the crowd,
Please the crowd,
I'm boiling I want you to see me now.
You get me girl,
When you're nervous well,
And when your hand is in the thong.
You may be right,
I close them tight,
You're saving the best for me tonight.
You can call me x,
You can call me y,
You can call me z,
You can come and try.
Come and try.
Don't know what you think you're doing to me,
(Hey! Stripper, Hey! Stripper)
Don't know what you see its getting to me,
Hey! Stripper, Hey! I wanna be your mister
Na na, Na na, Na na, Na na, Na
That night there was no keeping the bad girl down. She saw herself on the burnt out stage dancing, showing Chuck what she was made of, and showing more of herself than she usually would. She loved proving him wrong.
As soon as she stated,
“You really don't think I'll go up there”
and his response with a cheeky grin as though he was saying I know you, you wont do it.
“I know you wont do it”
That line, he thought he knew Blair Waldorf she was predictable. Well that was night that Blair would turn the tables on his assessment of her. She could show Chuck the Blair she wanted him to see.
She made her way up the steps onto the stage.
She stood there.
Victrola was destroyed. Everything suddenly became real once again. She saw Chuck sitting down on a burnt old couch. The same one from that night.
She smiled down at him with sympathy.
“Now that's familiar”
Chuck said placing a show smile on his face.
“Remember it do you?”
Blair giggled as she fluttered her eyelashes.
“Blair, I wont be forgetting that in a hurry”
Chuck smiled while bashfully tilting his head down.
“I guess it's been a while”
“You haven't changed”
“Oh I have...”
She was shocked. Of course she had changed. She wasn't the same...Or maybe to Chuck she was still the same.
“Not to me. You're still beautiful. You're still Waldorf”
This time she blushed and tilted her head to the floor but she managed to mutter out,
“And you're still the same Bass”
Blair said as she walked off the stage and back to Chuck's side. They began to make their way out of the burnt building.
They stood outside
Blair sympathized with him. She placed her hand on his arm in support.
“It's fine. It's not like I can't afford to fix it right?”
She shrugged. It was still Victrola. It was still destroyed. He must care.
“I'm sorry about today Blair”
“It's fine honestly. It's not your fault”
“I know but...”
Chuck felt like he had to make excuses for Blair, he didn't like letting her down.
“Honestly Chuck it's fine. It's not like there's no tomorrow”
“I'll give you a ride home”
Chuck sighed and offered her a ride home in his limo.
As Chuck walked ahead of her to the limo she couldn't help but smile to herself, it was like that night nine years ago.
In a limo.
With Chuck Bass.
By the time they got back to Blair's apartment it was half eight at night. The day had just flown by. Chuck walked Blair up to the apartment to say goodnight.
“Well thanks for the ride home”
“Don't worry about it”
Another one of those awkward moments. Neither of them knew what to say
“So I'll say goodnight”
“Yeah. Goodnight Blair”
She leant forward just for a second and kissed his cheek.
“It was my pleasure”
No lies there.
She smiled while closing the door. She sighed. It had happened again. That split second of a moment when she wondered was she doing the right thing?
But she was soon back in reality when the door bell rang.
Chuck was back.
“Hey. Did you forget something?”
Blair said holding the door open.
He murmured, gazing into her brown, beautiful eyes.
This time it was Chuck to pushed forward, straight into her lips. At first Blair's eyes widened in shock but she then closed them and to her shame enjoyed the moment.
This had been building up for months but Chuck knew he couldn't have her there and then it was too soon. But he knew as soon as he stepped away from her, it was going to happen again, just a matter of when and where.
He eyes were still closed, they had frozen in shock. She said nothing as he left.
She walked back into the apartment closing the door behind her and stood there for a second and finally opened her eyes.
Oh my God, she thought. It was starting again...
TO BE CONTINUED...
A/N: Right I know most of you probably wanted more but I am working up to something so trust me. And some of you will probably be saying about bloody time! So sorry dragging it out but ehh. I've got eight or nine chapters left now and an epilogue. So it will be getting better from here on out. Hope you're still liking it. Thanks for reading as always guys. Thank you xoxo