So I know you guys want more Dair, so here you go! This entire chapter is written in Dan and Blair perspective. Enjoy :)

Dan woke up, his eyes bleary. He was disorientated for a moment, and then realised what had happened yesterday. Sighing, he entered the kitchen and automatically made some coffee. When he turned round, he almost dropped the steaming mug.

"Blair? Why are you here?"

She looked up from the couch where she had been sleeping. "Dan, hey," she said in a croaky voice. She propped herself up on an elbow and rubbed her eyes. "You had a lot to drink last night. You fell asleep on that chair over there. I just helped you into bed; you were half-asleep."

He frowned. "Why didn't you go home?"

She shrugged. "I was concerned." She lifted herself off the sofa and strolled over to the kitchen counter, where she jumped on a stool. "Are you making waffles? I have missed those."

"Uhm... yeah, sure I guess." He turned round and started pouring the mixture into the waffle maker.

Blair smiled and there was silence for a moment. She spoke up. "Are you okay then, now?"

Dan frowned and scratched his neck. "No, not really. I'm glad that you're here, now that Rose is finished sleeping with every guy she lays eyes on..." He glanced at Blair as he said this, coughed, and resumed his cooking.

Blair sat awkwardly.

"Here you go." He handed her a plate of waffles.

"Thanks," she smiled.

They ate in silence.

"I miss this, you know."

A Gossip Girl blast interrupted the awkward atmosphere.

GG Blast: C and a random girl spotted in Central Park, armed with notebooks and laptops. A scheme going on? I think so. Sorry B, maybe next time!

"What was that?" Dan asked, getting up to put his plate in the sink.

"That was Chuck. With a 'random girl.'" She showed Dan the picture. It was Rose.

"What the hell is she doing with him?"

"I don't know, but whatever it is, it isn't good."

Dan thought for a moment. "Okay. I'm going to shower and get dressed. You're gonna stay here, and text Chuck where he is. We're going to catch them in the action."

"Humphrey and Waldorf, master spies."

Dan chuckled. "Something like that."

Blair smiled as she text Chuck. She was glad that Rose had decided to scheme with Chuck. Although she was a newbie, she was sure to pick up how it would work around here. Chuck was definitely a soft spot for Dan. Chuck was a spot where it hurt.

It was a shame, she thought, how winning Dan back had to involve his much scheming. She guessed being with Chuck for even a year had brought back this darker side of her. She needed Dan to bring back the light.

A while had passed before Dan emerged, with just a towel wrapped around his waist.

Oh my god.

Blair had forgotten just how sexy he was.

She caught herself staring and had to divert her eyes.

Dan let a small smile escape as he saw her eyes giving him the once over. Not bad, Humphrey, not bad. Focus!

He made his way over to where she was sitting. "We need a plan of action."

"Yes we do. And I have the perfect plan."

"What's that then?"

"Chuck," Blair started, "finds any woman irresistible. If Rose and Chuck are having an affair, we'll definitely be able catch them in the act at some point."

Dan nodded, although he looked uncomfortable. "Okay."

"And, if that doesn't work, we'll have to have a back-up plan."


"We'll have to make them jealous."

Dan frowned. "Jealous?"




They had been following them around all day. It was torture. Blair knew that they weren't going to get anything. She was waiting until Dan admitted defeat and they had to make Chuck and Rose jealous.

Dan was determined not to give in to Blair. He wasn't stupid. He knew that Blair wanted to make them jealous for her benefit. He was annoyed because he knew it would work.

"Eh hem! British girl at 2 o'clock."

Dan's head whipped around at the sound of Blair's words and he spotted them from their hiding place in the bushes.

"Ow, you kicked me."

"Oh, sorry."

Blair peered through the bush. "It's not clear, but she looks concerned, definitely."

Dan looked for himself. "What is Chuck doing?"

"Oh, that's just Chuck's yoga pose. He's been told to do that to improve his sex positions or something. I don't even know."

"Right... makes sense."

"They're coming this way, quick!"

"We need to meet them anyway, Blair. I think it's time to come out of the bush."

"Yeah... you're right."

They slowly climbed out of the bush, and pretended to be deep in conversation as Chuck and Rose spotted them.



Chuck and Rose spoke at the same time.

Dan and Blair turned around awkwardly. "Hi!"

"What are you doing here?" Rose looked very uncomfortable to be caught in this situation.

"Uhm, just... we were visiting the MET, and just decided to go through Central Park. It's a lovely day, isn't it Dan?"

Dan nodded. "We... really must be going." He gave a pained stare at Rose, which was not missed.

"Bye!" Blair grabbed Dan's shirt and pulled him around.

"Okay, that didn't go well," Dan muttered.

"I guess it's onto plan B: make them jealous."

Dan sighed. "So, we... kiss and then they come over and supposedly confess to the explicit affair that they've been having?"

"Sure. That sounds about right."

Dan sighed. "Okay. Get their attention somehow."

"Right ahead of you. I just send Gossip Girl a steamy blast about us making out in Central Park."

"But we're not–"

Blair kissed him. It was a hard, forceful kiss, yet soft. It said 'I want you' and Dan responded with full force. His hand became entangled in her hair. Her hands cupped his neck. Dan was reminded of all the things he had missed while dating Rose. He had missed Blair. Her smell, her eyes, her lips, her passion. Whilst Rose was good, she was no where near as good as Blair.

Dan pulled away, breathless. "Wow."

Blair smiled.

Dan regained his senses, and asked quickly, "Did it work?"

Blair giggled. "What do you think?"

Chuck and Rose were storming toward them.

"What was that?" Chuck demanded.

"You evil bitch," Rose growled.

"How dare you!" Dan yelled, "you were the one that slept with this jerk!"

Rose looked at the ground in obvious mortification.

"What are you doing anyway?" Blair asked, one hand on her hip, the other clutching onto Dan.

"We are..."


"I knew you were having an affair!" Dan said acidly. "You know what, you can have her. I'm done."


"I can't be with someone I can't trust Rose." Dan was eerily calm.

Blair looked at her feet.

"Come on, Blair. Let's go."




Dan entered the loft. He was still reeling from the encounter in Central Park.

Blair was at his heels. "Dan, you haven't said a word the entire ride back."

"Blair, why would Rose do this to me?"

Blair looked at him for a moment, her eyes intense.

"She just doesn't love you as much as I do."

Dan looked stunned for a moment.

That's when he grabbed her hand and led her to the bedroom, not stopping kissing her the entire way there.