Disclaimer: I don't own Gossip Girl or any of its characters.

A/N: I never thought I'd write a GG fic, but Dair has definitely got me more into GG than I've been in a long time! And I obviously can't wait till April 18th to see what happens next...

"I kissed someone. It was truly a life changing experience. That one kiss…changed me."
-Blair: Promo 4x18

They were still kissing.

Blair's mind had quite simply shut down.

Why were they still kissing?

Just as soon as this thought ran through her mind, she distinctly heard the sound of the elevator doors slamming shut on the first floor.

Someone was coming up.

With a gasp, she pushed Dan away, belatedly realizing that she had been clutching him towards her. He looked nothing short of stunned, "Blair..."

"Not a word, Humphrey!" Blair said in as a controlled voice as she could muster, "One kiss."

Dan took a step back, and Blair immediately felt the lack of warmth on her shoulder and her waist from where he had been holding her. "And that's that," he finished, turning to look at the elevator doors as they opened.

"Dan?" Serena looked confused as she stepped into the hallway, "What are you doing here?" Before he could answer, she sought out Blair, "Oh thank god, you're here!"

"Why, what's—" Blair let the question go unfinished as Chuck stumbled out of the elevator behind Serena, "Oh."

"Blair…thank goodness you're here," he slurred, beginning to walk towards her. Unfortunately, his gaze landed on Dan and he paused, disdain covering his features. "Humphrey, what are you doing here? You should—should really…get back to Brooklyn."

Dan stiffened slightly, but didn't comment. "I was just leaving," he said instead, not looking in Blair's direction. "I'll just…"

"Wait," Serena touched his arm, still confused, "What were you doing here this late at night?"

"I was—"

"Looking for you, of course!" Blair cut across the room loudly, "We all heard what happened to your mom on Gossip Girl. I'm so sorry, S."

"You came all the way here to see if I was okay?" Serena wrapped her arms around Dan, burying her face into his chest. "You're such a good friend."

Blair watched the scene unfold in front of her through narrowed eyes, but then Chuck suddenly grabbed both of her shoulders. "Blair, you're the only one who'll understand," he insisted, blocking her view of Dan and Serena. "I knew I had to find you..."

With a sigh, Blair focused her attention on Chuck instead. "What happened? You were fine at the party earlier..."

"My dad," Chuck muttered, his lip curling in distaste, "He lied to me...lied to me, Blair!"

"You're not making any sense," Blair frowned, "What are you talking about? Who told you he lied to you?"

"Russell Thorpe..." Chuck staggered off to the side suddenly and grabbed the nearest vase of flowers. "MY DAD LIED TO ME TILL THE DAY HE DIED!" he shouted, flinging the vase across the room.

It landed with an earth-shattering crash on the hard floor, and Blair leapt backwards—right into Dan, who was suddenly at her shoulder, looking at Chuck with concern. "What's wrong with him?"

"You know, this is really something that Blair can handle," Serena said, from where she was standing by the elevator. "Us being here will only make things worse. All he would tell me the entire way here was that he had to find Blair, and now he's found her...everything should be okay. We should leave, Dan."

Dan glanced at Serena, but then looked back at Blair. "Will you be alright?" he asked in a low voice, watching Chuck warily.

"I can handle it," Blair said, trying not to notice the intensity in Dan's gaze. "Really, you should leave."

A flash of some emotion crossed Dan's expression, but it was gone before she could identify it. "Fine...I guess I'll take off then."

Blair nodded goodbye to him, but frowned when Serena waved goodbye to her. "Wait! Where are you going?"

"I really think you two need to be alone," Serena whispered, gesturing to her and Chuck. "I'll just crash at Dan's place for the night."

Dan froze, and Blair folded her hands tightly in front of her in an effort to remain calm. "Oh, you mean with Ben?"

"Actually, Ben left town," Serena smiled at Dan, "So I guess you have the loft back to yourself."

"Oh—that's, uh, great..." Dan said, looking uncomfortable. He glanced at Blair, who was now definitely panicking.

"Wow, you're trying a long distance relationship, S? That's new for you..."

"No, we broke up," Serena admitted, "I don't think he'll be coming back any time soon."

"Oh, I see..."

The elevator doors opened, and Serena walked in without a second thought. "Come on Dan, let's get out of here."

Dan paused at the doors, turning to look at Blair. He opened his mouth to say something, but then Chuck finally stood back up and walked back over—effectively standing in between Dan and Blair. Before she could say anything else, she heard the elevator doors close.

And Dan was gone.

*let me know what you think so far :)