I decided to continue this story seeing as we won't be getting any episodes for a long while. And because I love Nate more than any other character I've seen and I need to find an excuse for his double standard with Blair. My excuse will be that he was angry, and he needed time to calm down before remembering what he did just the summer before.
"What were you thinking breaking up with Blair?" Serena asked Nate as she stormed in the room, her arms folded and her eyes boring into him accusingly. She wanted an explanation immediately for his break-up with Blair last night.
"You two weren't even together when she was with Chuck! Do you have any idea how she felt when you didn't show up for her birthday? Given it wasn't the wisest thing she could have done but people make mistakes! It wasn't so long ago when you - we made the same one, only a billion times worse! If she can forgive us, why can't you do the same for her?" Serena didn't feel completely comfortable talking about what had gone on last summer, but this was no time to be uncomfortable. She hated being so self-righteous like this but she just couldn't help it. Nate needed to get over himself.
Nate didn't answer at once but averted her gaze, shifting his eyes on anything - the coffee table, the curtains, the TV - but not Serena. This was probably a good thing because Serena still felt a rush in her heartbeat whenever Nate glanced at her, despite her love for Dan and her knowledge that this was wrong. "I don't know. I can't believe she kept this from me. I felt so bad for what I'd done and all this time, she's been screwing around with Chuck. Are they together right now?" Nate had started off mumbling, as though he'd been rethinking the whole breakup, but the finale was in a rather more violent tone.
"No! She's so in love with you and you keep on ditching her! You tried to use her for your dad's business deal, you don't follow through, she's hurt and goes to Chuck because you aren't there, and you can't even forgive her just this once?" Serena spoke heatedly.
"It was with Chuck!" Nate almost shouted.
"And I was her best friend."
"Hey-do you have any idea how it felt to have Jenny tell me? At least I thought I owed it to her to tell the truth." Nate replied defensively, starting to warm up.
"Yeah, and we all know how well that went." Serena said cuttingly, rolling her eyes.
"Oh so I should have just kept it from her and we could live in this fantasy world? Like she did to me until Gossip Girl texts everyone and Jenny told me what really happened? Blair had just promised we could start over, clean slate, we could be honest with each other and then I find out she's been keeping all this from me!" It sounded like Nate had been keeping tabs on the grieviances she had done him within the last 24 hours. But something in his eyes told Serena that he really had been reconsidering what he'd said to Blair.
Still, Serena was starting to lose ground here. Blair had kept her in the dark as well concerning Nate and Chuck and her secrecy had hurt Serena as well. "She didn't want to create all this unnecessary drama."
"Well I'd say this stuff is rather important in a relationship! At least I'd like to know!"
Serena sighed, closing her eyes for a moment before snapping them open. "Look, you did the same thing to her and she forgave you. All I ask is that you give her another chance. No, you owe her another chance. You have no idea what you did to her after what you pulled on her birthday. You two were broken up by then! Why are you blaming her for taking comfort in someone else?" It wasn't as though Serena believed that what Blair did with Chuck was right. But she was the last to judge after what happened last summer and Nate needed to remember and accept his past mistakes as well.
Nate Archibald's only reply was stare out the window.
"You know what?" Serena finally said, shaking her head. "I give up. Don't know why I even bothered. I'll just leave you here to dwell on all the horrible ways Blair has ever wronged you and the faithful, loving boyfriend you always were to her." She took another breath and whispered, not intending for him to hear, "I don't know what I ever saw in you."
Nate's eyes met her's and there seemed to be a spark between them. But Serena snapped back into reality so quickly that it seemed as if they both imagined it. "I gotta go." She said grabbing her purse.
She had almost walked to the door when Nate finally spoke. "Serena, do you think Blair will forgive me?"
Personally, I prefer Blair/Chuck (don't like either of them) and Serena/Nate (perfect couple). But Nate needs own up to what he did with Blair before anything can be done with Serena. Anyway, please review.