Do you really think he didn't notice how her eyes would follow his best friend whenever they went to an event?

Do you really think he didn't see how closely the two of them stood when they danced or talked together?

Do you really think he didn't realize that when he proposed, the tears in her eyes were tears of sadness, and not because she was happy?

Do you really think he didn't notice how her eyes kept glancing over his shoulder at his best man as they said their vows?

Do you really think he wasn't aware of how she kept her eyes closed most of the time when they were making love? Or that she sometimes stuttered over his name, making sure she said the right one?

Do you really think he didn't notice how often the two of them would both be missing from a party? Or that they would reappear at the same time?

Do you really think he didn't notice how relieved she was when their baby had light hair and an easy smile, instead of dark locks and an evil smirk? Or the shadow of disappointment that was hidden behind the relief?

Do you really think he didn't see the excitement that danced in her eyes when he had to leave for business trips?

And do you really think he didn't notice how she took extra care with her appearance when his best friend was coming over for a visit?

Of course he noticed. He may not have been as quick-witted as they were, but he wasn't an idiot. He noticed everything.

He noticed how she was a little too relieved when he said he wanted a divorce. He noticed that her eyes got a little bit brighter as she signed the papers. He even noticed how when she left the building, her car headed in the direction of his best friend's office.

He noticed everything. He had just hoped if he ignored it, it would all go away. But ignoring it didn't make it disappear. It didn't make it hurt any less either.


A/N: I hope I didn't make Chuck and Blair seem too heartless here….but I just wanted to do a piece about Nate. People always seem to make him seem so dumb, but I don't really think he is, I think he just has a bad rep (Watch like the first few episodes of Season 2-he actually has some witty lines.).