What if C told B about S and N's night on top of the bar at the Shepherd's wedding after S left the UES for boarding school? What if this brought B and C closer much sooner than in the show? This is what would happen in my mind upon S's return.

Hello Upper East Siders, Gossip girl here. Your one and only source for the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite and have I got news for you...Spotted: Our dearly departed IT girl, Serena Van Der Woodsen, getting off a train at Grand Central. Don't believe me? Well, thanks to one of my sources I have the proof. I wonder how our Queen Blair will react to the return of her former bestieā€¦I'll be sure to keep you posted.

You know you love me,

xoxo Gossip girl

Blair heard the beeping of her phone, signaling an incoming message, as she put on the final touches of her look before she headed down to the party. She always prided herself on her appearance, and would dare anyone from her circle to question how good she looked, but there was no one who could bring her down from her high faster than her mother. She was determined to be perfect tonight. She picked up her phone after fluffing her long, glossy curls to give it a fuller look and looks at the message. She stiffens at the sight of the Gossip Girl blast before closing it and setting it on her vanity table and purses her lips in anger as she thinks silently to herself,

"Of course she comes back without a call or a heads up. Typical Serena."

As she hears her bedroom door open behind her, she looks into her mirror at the intruder, fully prepared to dismiss them with a single bitch glare she was renowned for, but upon seeing who it was her face soften as she tilts her head to the side. Only he could get away with seeing her at a time like this, because he was always there. Whenever she needed him since last year when Serena left he was there for her. Saw her through the scandal of her parents' divorce, through the slow downfall of her current relationship with Nate. He was always there and she was forever grateful to him to be her rock through it all.

"So I see you've heard.." Chuck motions to her phone with his three fingered full glass of scotch in hand before making his way into her bedroom with ease, shutting the door behind him to give them some privacy.

"I have. " She turns around to fully face him. "Why do you think she's back?" She asks as she leans back into her seat and crosses her legs with a thoughtful expression on her face.

"Do you care?" Chuck gives his signature smirk as he takes a seat on the foot of her bed. "The real question is: How would you like to play this out?"

Blair nods faintly before standing up, "Since her mother is downstairs along with my mother's other friends, I'd assume she'd be coming here first. I'll play the perfect daughter and girlfriend role and let her make the first move. I need to know if she's even staying in town to be worth a plan." She runs her hands down her dress to smooth out unseen wrinkles before turning to the vanity mirror for one last make-up check.

Chuck stands up too as he takes another gulp from his glass, "And what about Nate?"

"I think it's time that he and I made it more official, don't you?" Blair smears a coat of lipgloss on her lips one more time before declaring herself perfect.

"I don't know why you insist on keeping him on as your boyfriend; it has been a year, and he still hasn't told you about that night. Not to mention that he's been slacking on his duties during that time when another crisis aroused."

"I know he hasn't been perfect, but I love him. And I know he loves me-

"Actions speak louder than words, B. You forget I was there when it all went down, all of it."

Blair looks to Chuck before responding, "I haven't forgotten, and I never will," Giving him a small smile after he gives her a wink and finishes his glass of scotch. He still was the only one she can still count on to not leave, even when she wished he would. They turn towards her door at the sound of her mother calling up,

"Serena Van Der Woodsen! Blair come down, it's Serena!"

Blair takes a deep breath before squaring her shoulders, "Here we go."