Chair Tales S02E18- R for Regretter
What Bella would look like...
Serena had Blair over for bữa tối, bữa ăn tối the tiếp theo night. She had been doing a lot of shopping for her new apartment. She had just recently moved out of the pool house near her mothers trang chủ and got her own apartment for the two of them. She'd been too busy to do any thực phẩm shopping so she'd come to Serena's most days. Serena didnt mind, especially since she was heavily pregnant and Dan appreciated having Blair around to help around the house and to help with cooking! It was also nice for Zach and Bella as they got to hang out together.
Serena hadn't told Blair about seeing Chuck...her and Dan had kept arguing the night before about how to break the news to her. They knew that the last thing she needed was to have Chuck back in their lives. Especially since he had seen Bella. Serena knew that she wouldn't want him anywhere near her. She would never want Bella to find out that Chuck was her dad.
Dan and Serena had decided to mention it over dinner. They were sure that Blair would handle it well. She'd had plenty of time to get over what had happened, they knew she was thêm than capable of not letting something like this get to her.
They are all sat at the bàn having dinner. Blair is telling Serena about her day. Dan keeps signalling to Serena to bring up Chuck.
B: And then i knew it...the moment i saw it...it had to go in my new garden! It was just the right size!
S; Blair....there's something bạn should know.
B: (looks concerned) What?
S: Ummm...well, yesterday...at the park....me and Dan, we kind of bumped in to....an old friend...
B: Oh....who? Anyone i know?
D: serena...just say it already.
S: I am...ok...ummmm we saw....Chuck...
Blair just looked at Serena for a moment, she was stunned into silence...the name rung in her head over and over again...Chuck...it couldn't be...she never thought she'd ever hear that name again, he was something from the past, never to be mentioned again, she was never supposed to see him again, he didnt exist to her any more, she didnt exist to him, she remembered his words, "your dead to me", she feels her throat tighten, her hands started to shiver and she tried to stop the flashbacks, all she could see was his face, hear his voice, taste his lips, after all these years, no matter how hard she tried to forget about him, she knew she never could, it's not like she could just forget about him and fall in tình yêu with someone else, it wouldn't work, but why did he have to come back, why did her life always seem to vượt qua, cross those same paths and return to it's old ways...Serena was still watching her waiting for Blair to say something...
B: (is in shock, almost drops her fork) your...(struggles to speak) joking...right?
S: B, we saw him....and we spoke to him.
B: (swallows and then looks away) and..?
S: And...he's back in New York....he's working here now....and living here...he seemed as though he was doing pretty well.
B: Good for him...(plays with her food).
D: He saw...the kids.
B: (looks up at Dan) Both of them?
D: Yeah...both of them.
B: (looks at Serena) Did....he......does he know?
S: B, he thought she was mine...but then i told him she wasn't and he probably put two and two together, it was pretty obvious.
B: What did he say?
S: Nothing...he just left.
B: Typical. (looks away)
S: It must have been a shock to him...and he...probably still thinks she's not his....i mean...he's always thought that right.
B: Well she isn't...she's mine....i dont to have anything to do with him (gets up) I dont want him anywhere near my baby! bạn hear me! (storms off).
D: (after Blair leaves the room) That went well.
S: Dan! ....she was bound to get upset.
D: Welcome back old times.
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A few days later.
Serena has been in touch with Chuck and they have decided to meet up at Viand Cafe. It's a place that Serena goes to regularly.
She arrives to find Chuck already waiting for her. He stands and hugs her before they both sit down and order some food.
S: So (has a big smile on her face) It's so nice to see you.
C: Yeah...you too.
S: I've missed this so much....just hanging out and stuff.
C: Yeah...being back here brings back memories.
S: Definitely...the good times and the bad times.
C: So im glad bạn chose the right side of the bridge (he grins) I knew you'd never want to live in Brooklyn!
S: Oi! There's nothing wrong with Brooklyn! My husbands from there!
C: My sentiment exactly! (he laughs)
S: (she pinches his cheek) Looks like bạn haven't Mất tích that sense of humour either!
C: Well, it's been a while since ive used it.
S: So, tell me....what have bạn been up to since i last saw you?
C: (he smiles and looks down at the table, playing with the serviette.) it's a long story.
S: Well im all ears...(puts her hand on his) Tell me everything.
C: (looks at her and sees that same warmth and friendliness in her eyes that he'd missed, he smiles back at her) well...after i left Connecticut, i got on a plane and it took me far away to the other side of the States....Las Vegas...party land...i spent like two years hoặc something there just hanging out...
S: Partying? Give me the details...
C: (sighs) Yeah...doing it all really, drinking, drugs, gambling, women...fights, nights in lock up here and there...i was a mess. One night i had a pretty bad trip...a cốc-tai, cocktail of drugs i don’t even know way id taken....i wanted to just forget my life bạn know...i wanted it over...i guess bạn could call it a suicide attempt if bạn like....after that when i was stuck in rehab i kind of decided i'd had enough...if i couldn't forget everything that had happened i just had to face it and di chuyển on...so i worked hard, in rehab...getting off my habits weren't easy but i did it... a few months after i got out i left that place, that city of sin's, i decided to go to my Uncle's...i knew he could hook me up with some work. He did, and three years later i get a call from my father who says he has a job for me here in New York...i couldn't say no....it would be my own business...and here i am talking to my old friend. (they both giggle)
S: Wow...it sounds like you've had one hell of a ride....but i guess all that matters is you've come through it. I always believed in you. I know that bạn have a good tim, trái tim Chuck, and it will always get bạn out of any trouble bạn find yourself in...it will always find bạn some happiness in the end....and look, you're here, having lunch with me...it's been so long, we've probably been to so many places and met so many people, but we always end up finding true happiness with each other. Im so glad your back, i know things didn't exactly end well with us....but, i always loved you....you know that.
C: (smiles) I'll make it up to you.
S: (looks confused) Make what up to me?
C: Not being there for you....on your wedding day...i let bạn down...and i đã đưa ý kiến some horrible things to you...i was hurt and i wasn't thinking straight.
S: No dont apologise....you had every right to be angry with me....i should have been there for you...im the one that should be sorry...
C: No, bạn were just being a friend to her....she was the one that made the mistake, i shouldn't have taken it out on anyone else.
S: Look, we can put it behind us and di chuyển on?
C: On one condition...
C: I dont want to talk about what happened....i dont want to talk....about her.
S: Chuck...i...you do know she lives here...me and her are still like family....it's going to be difficult for bạn to avoid her....you will see her and have to face her eventually.
C: I can handle that...what i meant is that i dont want bạn to talk about what happened with her...i dont want anything to do with her life hoặc things that are part of her life.
Serena could guess what he was talking about....Bella. What he was trying to say was that he didnt want to talk about Bella...he didn’t want Serena trying to convince him that she had anything to do with him.
S: Ok....i think i understand what your trying to say...the past stays in the past...(she raises her glass of wine) to a new beginning. (he raises his glass too, they continue to chat over lunch.)
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A few days later.
Blair is sat at a bàn at Viand Cafe, her and Serena would always have lunch here, It was half way between both their houses so it was convenient for both of them.
Blair was playing with her food, she had a habit of doing that while she was waiting for something, hoặc someone. She looked at her watch...she was sure it had been at least 10 minutes!
She snapped out of a daydream when she heard a familiar voice....she looked up to the other of the cafe....Chuck Bass. He had his back towards her, but she knew it was him....she could recognise him from a mile off. She couldn't take her eyes off of him...that voice she had longed to hear for so long...no...she hadn’t longed to hear his voice, what was she thinking! She didn’t ever want to see him again...yet there he was, right in front of her....he turned around, he had a takeout so he was probably leaving, walking towards the door, when she caught his eye. He froze....he almost forgot to breathe for awhile and began to choke on his own saliva, he coughed but still couldn't take his eyes off her...luckily their stare was interrupted bởi Serena who had returned from her visit to the ladies room, she noticed Blair in a trance but didn’t realise what she was looking at.
S: B?...im back...sorry i took so long...B? (she looked in the direction Blair's eyes had been trapped in, she sees Chuck) omg Chuck...(she walks over to him) Chuck hey.
C: ...(breaks away from his gaze and looks to Serena) Ummm hi...
S: Fancy seeing bạn here...(looks back at Blair) Ummm why dont bạn ....join us for lunch...
C: Ummm actually i have take out.
S: Dont be silly, you're here now so bạn may as well stay and tham gia us....come on, (she grabs him bởi the hand and drags him over to the bàn to tham gia Blair who is feeling uneasy) come sit down.
Chuck sits down tiếp theo to Serena who is sitting opposite Blair. Blair is looking down at her thực phẩm and is avoiding eye contact with Chuck. She senses him watching her, waiting for her to speak....he seemed the same, the same voice, the same cough, the same smell...he was the same Chuck Bass, only a little older and a little hairier!
S: Ummm..i know this is weird right? (she sighs) but we can be civil cant we? It's not like i have to introduce bạn to each other? Come on...are bạn at least going to say hi to each other?
C: (he looks at Blair waiting for her to go first, she looks at him and then quickly looks away again) Ok, seeing as your obviously not going to go first....(he sighs) Hi...Blair.
B: (looks up at him) Yeah...hi.
S: Good...so shall we have lunch then...
They eat for a while, Serena doing most of the talking. Blair and Chuck begin to talk more, but not to each other. after a while the atmosphere becomes less awkward and Blair begins feeling a bit thêm comfortable.
S: So, Chuck, bạn remember the park, did i introduce bạn to Zachary properly?
C: Umm...your kid right?
S: Yeah...his name is Zachary.
C: van Der Woodsen hoặc Humphrey? hoặc wait...Van Der Humphrey?! (he laughs)
S: (sarastic laugh) Haha Chuck...actually it's just Humphrey!
C: So...does he take after bạn hoặc Brooklyn?
B: Well i think he looks exactly like Lily....
C: (ignores Blair's comment) Serena do bạn know whether your having a boy hoặc a girl?
S: No, me and Dan like to keep it a surprise.
C: Hmmm...but bạn probably want a girl right.
S: Of course...(looks over at Blair) Blair...i think Bella wants a girl too, she's dying to have a baby sister!
B: (smiles) I know...i hope it is a girl, Bella would be so happy.
C: So how’s Humphrey’s nghề viết văn going? Any best sellers yet?
S: umm...no not yet, but he's working as a Professor of English Literature and he's doing the nghề viết văn as a hobby now.
C: Right...but wasn't it always a hobby?
S: Yeah i guess.
D: So he hasn't really gotten anywhere then?
B: At least he's doing something with his life....he's happily married with beautiful wife and a beautiful child and another baby on the way....you out of all people cant criticise him any more!
S: B, im sure he was just joking.
C: Yeah, but some people have no sense of humour...because they dont have a very happy life. Do they? Blair?
B: Actually im very happy with my life.
S: Ummm...what do bạn guys think of the panini's?
C: Fine if bạn like them loose.
B: Well maybe they should make them thêm committed (makes a face at Chuck)
S: What? Guys...we're talking thực phẩm here.
B: Whatever. (Continues to eat her food)
S: Chuck...hows the business?
C: Great...it's perfect...everything is going as planned...ill be doing some advertising in a tháng hoặc so...you could come along and model for me (he laughs)
S: Im pregnant!
C: Well bạn might not be in a month’s time.
S: Ok...we'll see...(laughs) modelling...now that was an old dream...remember Blair!
B: Yeah...you still have it in you.
C: Unlike some (grins at Blair)
B: And what is that supposed to mean?
C: Well, when it came to looks and glamour...you were never cut out for it were you...always một giây best as far as i remember....(smirks)
B: Im better than any of those stupid stick insect người mẫu bạn see! And anyway im not interested in wasting my time being an object for a stupid perverted photographer...I have morals.
S: What does it have to do with morals?
B: Well bạn know what those người mẫu get up to..the only way they get any fame is if they go nude hoặc if they get into the right peoples bed's
C: Well bạn would know all about getting into people's bed's..
B: (throws her fork down and get's up) I've had enough! Im not going to sit here and listen to bạn insulting me! Ive moved on from that!
S: B, wait...Chuck that's not fair ok...you cant just speak to her like that...i thought we were going to be civil.
B: Forget it S....you can stay...im leaving (she walks off leaving Serena and Chuck at the table)
S: Thanks a lot Chuck...i thought you'd grown up! I have to go after her....ill see bạn another time.
Serena also leaves and goes after Blair.
Chuck sits there for a moment. Had he crossed the line. He didn’t mean to hurt her feelings. He just had a habit of hurting her like that. It was something they always did when they weren't talking, they would just insult each other...it was their way of communicating...but maybe she had grown out of it...she had changed. He felt guilty...of course he did....he had đã đưa ý kiến something mean to her, otherwise she wouldn't have gotten so offended. But he really didn’t mean it. It's not like he cared about her hoặc anything, he just didnt want to come across as spiteful to Serena. He couldn't just sit their and feel guilty. He left the cafe and went back to work...regretting the way he had spoken to Blair. Maybe he'd get a chance to make amends. Maybe. END SCENE
Bella with Daddy...