Summary: Those city lights were my escape. I could just close my eyes for one day, and feel free.

Disclaimer: I don't own Gossip Girl.


She didn't mean to hurt him. And she was pretty sure he knew.

But she just needed to run. Just for one day, one last day of peace, one last day of freedom.

She always did love those city lights.


"I will always love you." She whispered one day in his ear as they were dancing.

He doesn't say anything for a while. She doesn't expect anything, but he seems a bit nervous.

"I've always loved you."

And that makes her smile, thinking about all the years that she'd never seen it.


She had some extra cheer today, smiling at everyone, having random light conversations with people on the street.

She felt good. And really, that was all she could ask for.

He would probably know where she'd run off to, but she didn't really mind it.

These minutes seemed never-ending, and she loved it that way.


"One day," She told him as her fingers went up and down his arm. "When everything's about to change, I'm just going to pack a bag and go somewhere. Just to be alone for a day."

He contemplated the thought, and then nodded.

"Where would you go?"

She smiled to herself. "Vienna."


The city was alive, and she had a sudden adrenaline rush. There was the music of tapping heels on the cobblestone, and the actual music coming from the orchestra not too far away.

She just spun. Spun until she got dizzy, the lights blending with colors and her ears only filled with the sound of the beautiful music.

The summer air felt so warm and tingly against her skin.



"I've been thinking about how to do this for a long time." He fumbled in his pocket, and took out a small black box.

He kneeled on one knee and opened the box, revealing a beautifully crafted diamond ring, the two side diamonds cut into butterflies.

"Blair Waldorf, will you marry me?"

She grinned. "Of course."

He hesitated with putting the ring on her finger. She grabbed his arm and stopped him.

"Keep the ring for me." She told him. "I need to do something first."

He nods, putting the ring back into its box and into his pocket for safekeeping.

She's leaving in the morning. Just for a little while.


She couldn't think of anything better than marrying him.

But change wasn't something she wasn't easily accustomed to. She loved her freedom. There was nothing better than freedom.

Which was why she was here.

She loved him, and he loved her, that much was obvious.

And he knew that this was going to happen.

He always did love the chase.



You know where to find me.

Just give me a day.

xoxo B


The sun is setting already, and with it, goes her hours of alone time in Vienna.

She just sits on a bench and watches the sun set, the mixtures of dark orange and red filling the sky.

She smiles. Change might not be such a bad thing.

She feels him behind her.

He sits down calmly, black box in hand. He opens it and cautiously slides the ring on her finger.

She watches it gleam in the last rays of sunlight.

He grabs her hand tightly, somehow confirming that everything is right in the world.





Author's Note: Well, you wanted something happy. Did you see how long that took?! xD

I'll probably get back to a bit more serious stuff, though I'm probably putting Drowning on an indefinite hiatus if it's not being updated in a week.

I'm working on a CB oneshot from an unlikely person's point of view. Think outside the box. :D

Reviews, please! I will love you for them. Thanks, Cass