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"I can't believe she got Nate to have a word with me. Who does she think she is? And anyway, why is Nate standing up for her?"
"I don't know." Chuck was more than a little pissed. Goldilocks had gone running to Bart and now Blair wouldn't shut up about Nate. Who cared about Nate? Blair obviously. It was as if she still had feelings for him.
Chuck tried to silence these thoughts. Getting jealous over Nate would not help the situation. Especially as it looked like Blair was getting a little pissed too at his short answers.
"You publicly humiliated the girl. Of course she'd try and get back at you. She obviously thought Nate was the best way to do it." He didn't add that it seemed like it had worked.
"Well someone had to inform everyone we had a thief in our midst."
"You mean someone had to tell Gossip Girl."
Blair bit back a smile. She had destroyed Jenny very well, but it wasn't really that much of a challenge. It had been pure luck that she'd found the Valentino dress in Jenny's room. When Jenny had cancelled on the birthday plans that Blair herself had arranged for her, Blair had decided to move the party from Butter to Brooklyn. Blair wouldn't forget Jenny's face when Blair emerged from the room holding the one of a kind dress. She definitely wouldn't forget Jenny's dad's face when he had found out what Jenny had done. Priceless. She thought her mom was bad.
She had noticed that Chuck wasn't being himself. She knew he was upset about that Bart hadn't believed him. She moved a little closer to him and placed her head on his shoulder.
They had been sneaking around all of spring vacation and things between them were great. It was nice not having everyone know her business for once, and she didn't have to fit anyone else's expectations. The only person who knew was Eric, and that was only because he had caught them at it.
When she was with Chuck, she didn't have to pretend to be anything she wasn't. He accepted her for who she was and she liked it. He didn't wish she were more like Serena or prefer Serena to her.
She hated that she couldn't do anything to help him. She couldn't get Bart to let him move back into their suite.
"I wonder who those presents are from. It's not you, is it?"
"No." Chuck couldn't believe she doubted him. He wouldn't lie to her.
"Don't be like that. Its just you are the obvious conclusion."
"I can't believe she got me chucked out of the family suite."
"Look at it this way. Now you're back in 1812, we can do this whenever we want." Blair placed a kiss on his lips and he replied to her kiss hungrily.
Blair pulled away. "I've got to meet Eleanor soon, so why don't we move this straight to the shower?"
He smirked and kissed her again as they made their way to the bathroom.
"Thanks," Serena said as she took the drink Chuck had offered to her. She hadn't known whom else to could come to. If Georgina really was back, she dreaded to think what would happen. She had gone to boarding school to get away from Georgina and now she was coming back to haunt her.
"I don't know what to do. If she is back, she'll only cause trouble. I thought I'd left everything behind and then she turns up."
"This is Georgina Sparks we're talking about. She might not even be coming back. She's probably just doing this as some sort of sick joke."
"I'm sorry I thought it was you."
Chuck shrugged. "I would have thought it was me too."
"Oh God, it's just if she is back, who knows what she will do."
"Listen, I'll do a little digging around for you. See where she's at and if she really is coming back."
"Thanks, I really don't deserve you being so nice to me."
"Trust me; I don't want her to come back anymore than you do."
Serena placed her empty glass down on the table and stood up. "Thanks, I'm supposed to be meeting Dan, so I better go." She walked towards the door. "Can you do me a favour?" she asked, "can you not tell Blair. If Blair knows that Georgie's back in the city she might try and get rid of her or something. I just don't want her to know." Georgina might tell Blair about what happened and she definitely didn't want that happening.
"Telling Blair would involve talking to her and you might not have noticed, but we aren't exactly speaking at the moment." Chuck lied. Serena seemed reassured and left. Chuck didn't want Blair to know either.
A showdown between Blair and Georgina would not be a pretty sight.
Once Serena had hung up on Chuck, she waited outside for him to come and pick her up. How could she be so stupid? Of course Georgina hadn't changed. She'd wanted to draw Serena into her little games as she usually did. Everything was one big game to Georgina.
"Serena!" Georgina had come outside to find her.
"Don't bother. I've called Chuck and he's coming to pick me up."
"No, Serena, you don't understand."
"I understand perfectly Georgie."
"I wasn't buying drugs."
"That wasn't what it sounded like to me."
"Okay, I admit, I had a moment of weakness yesterday, but, I swear, I'm trying to keep clean. It's just hard for me to do that alone. I could really do with a friend." She seemed so sincere; Serena didn't know what to think. Maybe what Georgie was saying was true, and if it was, she should help her. She knew how hard it was to give up their party girl ways.
"Serena, I've changed too. Boarding school was good for me. I just want us to be friends again, but not like we were before. We've both grown up, and maybe we can start our friendship afresh."
"I'd like that."
"To fresh starts."
Georgina linked arms with her friend and started leading her back inside. "I know I said fresh starts, but that doesn't stop us having a few more drinks, does it?"
"I guess not." Serena never could resist Georgie for long.
Chuck entered the bar to try to spot Serena. She had said she would be waiting outside but there was no sign of her. In her drunken state, she could be anywhere. He just hoped she had gone back inside because if she hadn't, he might have to spend the whole night looking for her.
He spotted her dancing with Georgina and two guys. Chuck frowned. When Serena had called him, she had sounded desperate to get out of there. Now she was dancing and having fun with the very person she had wanted to get away from.
He pushed his way through the crowd of dancing people until he reached the blonde.
"Chuck!" she cried. She had obviously had a few more drinks since she had called. She gave him a quick hug. She was definitely drunk.
"What happened to, 'come and get me'?"
"No, no, no." Serena slurred, "You've got it all wrong. It was one great big misunderstanding." Chuck raised his eyebrows unbelievingly.
"Well look who it is. Chuck Bass."
Georgina. As if his night couldn't get any better. He ignored her and pulled Serena off the dance floor. "What are you doing?"
"I'm having fun."
"What about your date with Dan?"
That seemed to sober Serena up pretty quickly. "Oh my God, I forgot! He's going to hate me. We are supposed to be studying together because he gets so nervous. Oh God, what am I going to do! Maybe I can still make it."
"Turning up drunk at his house may not be the best idea. Let's get you home, okay?" Serena nodded and they started to make their way out of the club.
When they got to the limo, Serena realised she had left her purse behind. Apparently she couldn't live without so she had made Chuck go and retrieve it for her. Once he found it, he turned to leave but found himself face to face with Georgina. She had that look on her face. The one that guaranteed trouble. He'd seen that look on Blair's face enough. Unlike Georgina though, Blair wasn't a psychotic bitch.
"I haven't seen you in a long time, Bass."
"Let's keep it that way."
"Actually, I thought maybe we should catch up." Georgina looked at him suggestively.
"You're not my type. I don't screw psychos." He smirked as he walked away.
'You just made a big mistake,' thought Georgina. First, he had taken Serena away, and then he had turned her down
No one messed with Georgina Sparks.
So the sequel is finally here… let me know what you think. x