The Mess that is Chuck Bass~ Chapter 9
They had arranged for the âm bass, tiếng bass, bass private jet to pick them up and drop them in New York. She was still a little nervous about what Chuck’s reaction was going to be when he saw all of his Những người bạn and family that he left behind. So they climbed aboard the plane ready to takeoff.
The plane took off shortly and Chuck didn’t say a word. He just stared out the window for most of the flight. Blair tried to occupy herself bởi doing other things, but halfway through the flight, she couldn’t take it anymore.
“Chuck? Are bạn alright?” She asked, as she gently placed a hand on his shoulder.
He finally turned away from the window and she noticed that he had his hands clenched. “I’m fine.”
“Are bạn sure?”
“Tell me the truth, Chuck.”
“Alright. I’m a little nervous, Blair.” He admitted, almost ashamed. He was after all Chuck âm bass, tiếng bass, bass and was supposed to be tougher than this.
She placed a hand on hàng đầu, đầu trang of his, trying to in some way to soothe him. “That’s totally understandable. bạn haven’t seen anybody in the past two months except me and Nate. If it gets too hard for you, I’ll be right there. Okay?”
He looked at her and she could see the worry in his eyes. “Thank you, Blair. It’s just been so long and I don’t know how everybody is going to react to seeing me.”
“It will be fine.”
“I hope so.”
Blair sighed; she had forgotten to tell Chuck the most important thing. “There is something else.”
“Your father’s will was read while bạn were here.”
“What?” He exclaimed.
“Yeah. He left everything to you, Chuck. âm bass, tiếng bass, bass Industries is yours.”
He felt like he Mất tích the ability to talk. “He left it to me?”
Blair smiled. “It completely slipped my mind and it was probably the most important thing to tell you. I know that bạn thought your father hated you, but now bạn know he didn’t. He wouldn’t leave bạn his company if he didn’t trust bạn hoặc think that bạn could handle it. It just proves that he loved you.”
“It proves nothing.” He đã đưa ý kiến harshly. “It just screams to me that he’s setting me up to fail. Maybe that’s what he wanted.”
“That’s not true, Chuck. It doesn’t even make sense. Why would he want his own company to fail? He wanted bạn to take over his position and make the company even thêm of a success.”
He turned to look at her and with a very vulnerable look on his face asked, “You really think so?”
“I know so. I just wish bạn wouldn’t doubt it so much.”
Chuck rubbed his sweating palms over his slacks. “I just never know with my father, bạn know? And the truth of the matter is that I know nothing about running a company.”
She quirked an eyebrow. “So what? That’s the challenge of everything and I know how much bạn tình yêu to be challenged. bạn learn the ropes; just think about how exciting it would be. You’d be the boss and make all of the decisions. Doesn’t that sound good to you?”
“Yeah, it does. I do tình yêu to boss people around and I could ngọn lửa, chữa cháy anybody I want. I like that kind of power. But I still know nothing about running a multi-billion dollar company.”
“We can figure it out together, Chuck. Just take it one ngày at a time and we can take the rest from there. That is if bạn want my help?”
He placed his hand on her thigh. “I may have not always wanted your help Blair, but I’ve come to realize that I do want it now.”
She placed her hand over his hand. “Then bạn have it.”
They settled in for the rest of the ride to New York in comfortable silence. She thought it would be torture to be silent for so long without having anything to say, but she found it oddly comforting. Everything was easier with Chuck. Now all she had to worry about was how his reunion was going to go with Nate, Serena, Eric, and Lily. There didn’t need to be any thêm fireworks.”
They stood outside the door to the family room of the van Der Woodsen âm bass, tiếng bass, bass home. Blair gripped his hand tightly; she knew this was going to be a very hard ngày on Chuck.
“Chuck, everybody thought that I was coming back trang chủ alone, so they are going to be pretty shocked to see you. But you’re definitely a pleasant surprise.” She đã đưa ý kiến with a smile.
He closed his eyes. He thought he had been ready, but was he? He felt disturbed bởi the whole thing and he felt the need to get as far away from here as possible. But he wasn’t going to do that to Blair, yet again.
He was going to ask her a câu hỏi that would make him look like a complete pussy, but he needed for Blair to do it for him. “When we go in there, do bạn mind if I hold your hand? For the support?”
She saw the uneasy look on his face and she knew how hard that had been to admit. She loved him even thêm for it. “Of course bạn can. bạn didn’t think I was going to let bạn go in there without me holding your hand, did you?”
He smiled at this. “Thank you.” He gave her a quick Kiss on the lips.
“Are bạn ready?”
Chuck nodded silently.
She opened the door and they went inside. Nate, Lily, Serena, and Eric were inside, although they were faced in the other direction, so they didn’t seem them at first. When they heard the creak of the door, they all turned around. All four of their mouths opened in surprise when they saw Chuck, they had only been expecting Blair since she had told them that he was staying back in France.
Blair dragged him into the center of the room and Nate was the first one to gain his composure. Chuck walked over to him and took Blair with him, as he was still holding her hand.
They stood in front of each other. “I think I owe bạn an apology, Nathaniel.”
Nate shook his head wildly. “You don’t owe me anything, Chuck. I completely understand why bạn acted like that and I really shouldn’t have ever gone to France. I just wanted to help Blair and bạn out.”
Nate looked down at their clasped hands and smiled. He knew this was the way they were supposed to be and it made him happy that Chuck finally seemed to realize that.
This wasn’t too bad yet, Chuck decided. At least Nate didn’t hate him. “I still want to apologize. I am sorry, but bạn know how I get when something concerns Blair.”
Chuck placed another Kiss on her lips and everyone looked shocked that he was hiển thị so much emotion towards Blair.
Nate gave them another little smile and tilted his head towards Eric.
Chuck grimaced as he stood in front of Eric, he remembered how badly he had treated him at his father’s funeral and afterwards.
Eric leapt at Chuck and gave him a huge hug. Chuck returned the hug and it felt good. He realized that these people really did care about him and he had been very foolish to stay away for so long.
He hung his head low. “I don’t even know what to say, Eric. But I can say that I am sorry for all of the cruel things that I đã đưa ý kiến to you. It’s just that I was in so much pain.”
Eric nodded. “I will admit that the things bạn đã đưa ý kiến did hurt me but I do forgive you. And I know that bạn đã đưa ý kiến we weren’t family and that bạn weren’t my brother, but bạn will never convince me that those words are true. We may not be related bởi blood, but in every sense of the word, I see bạn as my brother.”
Blair gripped his head tighter and gave him a gentle squeeze. Chuck was floored bởi Eric’s comments. “Wow. I do want to be your brother Eric; it’s just something that I am going to have to get used to. I’ve never had any family and I’ve never really cared about anyone but Blair, but it’s time that I start caring.”
He moved over to Serena and saw that she was giving him a stern look.
“Serena.” He returned her look.
“Chuck.” She shook her head, making her long locks of blond hair fly everywhere. “I have to admit that I’ve never really liked you.”
“Serena!” Blair protested.
He looked at Blair. “It’s okay.” He turned back to Serena. “Same goes for me, Serena.”
“Serena frowned at this. “But, I do have to say that I’m glad you’re back. B’s been miserable without you. But I have one thing to say, don’t hurt her anymore. I think she deserves better, but she keeps arguing with me about it. bạn tình yêu him right, Blair?”
She gave her a snotty look. “Yes, I do. And I would appreciate it if bạn wouldn’t talk to him like that, he’s been through enough.”
Chuck smirked at her. He would never tire of hearing Blair defend him; it only showed him how much she cared about him.
Now was going to be the hard part. Talking to Lily. He still felt like she was the chó cái, bitch that had driven his father into his untimely death. But he also realized that he needed to try and get past it a little.
“Charles.” Lily said, as she reached to touch his face.
He flinched away from her instantly. “Don’t touch me.” He said, the anger rolling off his body.
Lily looked contrite and đã đưa ý kiến nothing. While Blair tried to calm him down bởi rubbing his back slowly, but she did not admonish him.
“Charles, I…” Lily began.
Chuck waved her off. “No. I’m sorry about that. But I still feel like, well never mind. bạn know how I feel. I don’t know if I’m ever going to want a relationship with bạn and I know it’s not going to be now. But I’m going to try and do my best. I can’t promise bạn anything other than that.”
Lily nodded. “I understand that, Charles. As long as bạn try. I know bạn have a lot of anger towards me.”
“Yeah, I do. Some of it has evaporated, but I’m still holding on to a little bit of it. But bạn should thank Blair, because she’s the one that helped me see the light on certain things.”
Blair turned to look at Lily. “That’s not necessary; I just wanted to help Chuck.”
“You did help.” He told her fiercely.
They shared a private smile and it was like everyone else had vanished in the room.
Blair turned back to the others in the room. “Well, I think we’re going to take off for now. I think we both drained from the plane ride. But we’ll see bạn later.” She tried to make it like she wanted to leave, but the truth of the matter was, that she didn’t want anybody to push Chuck and for him to get angry in return. They had just made so much progress in fifteen minutes.
They đã đưa ý kiến their goodbyes and left. The other four looked at each other and they all smiled. He was back and today proved it. Chuck âm bass, tiếng bass, bass was back and in control.
She led him to her penthouse and he thanked god, that he mother was out of town. He felt like he had made a lot of progress today, but he didn’t want to push himself anymore. He wanted to be alone with Blair for awhile.
She led him into her bedroom and pushed him down on her bed. “I’ll be right back. I just have to do something.” Blair said, as she headed into the bathroom.
Chuck waited patiently while he waited for whatever she had to do. It was nice to be alone for a few phút and have his thoughts to himself.
Blair came out of the bathroom, wearing only a sheer robe. She shrugged out of it and she was completely naked underneath. She walked over to him seductively. “I think I promised bạn something if bạn came back with me. Are bạn ready to collect?”
He swallowed hard, an erection already starting to form. She was just so fucking beautiful. He grabbed at her hips and touched her silky skin. But he couldn’t do it; he had to tell her something. He couldn’t hold it back anymore.
He moved away from her quickly and he saw the hurt look on Blair’s face. “I have to tell bạn something that is very important to me.”
Worry replaced the hurt on her face. “Is something wrong?” She grabbed his hand.
“No, nothing is wrong. It’s just time that I tell bạn something.”
He took a deep breath, but knew it was time. This would have freaked him out a couple of months cách đây but now he just felt the compulsion to say it. “I’m sorry that it has taken me this long and I do want to thank bạn for everything you’ve done for me. I’m finally ready to say it. I tình yêu you, Blair.”
To Be Continued…
A/N: Sorry, it has taken me so long to get this chapter out. I was having a little trouble with it, but here it finally is. So what do bạn think? Are bạn happy with the way Chuck đã đưa ý kiến those three little words? bạn know what it’s time to do now. Review, Review, and Review.