Chair Tales S02E13- Blairspotting
Almost 1 mese later.
Its graduation day.
Serena , Dan and Blair are all Graduating from Yale today. The ceremony has taken place and they have taken their photos. Chuck is with them along with a few family members who have come to see the graduation.
The group have gathered for lunch at the reception area and are reminiscing about old times. Eleanor and Harold (Blair's parents) seem to be the most excited out of everyone.
E (Eleanor): Oh, (talking to Harold) and what about the time when she ha rubato, stola your Yale baseball berretto, tappo just so that she could put it on that silly teddy te bought for her and take it to kindergarten for school photos!
H (Harold): Yeah, and she managed to lose it! It was signed memorabilia!
B: Sorry daddy...well ive made it up to te now...here have this one (she puts her graduation hat on Harold's head and they all laugh)
E: And te know Serena, she didnt even own up to stealing it when we realised it was missing from the mantle-piece! (she laughs) it was only when the kindergarten sent home the foto that we realised it was her who took it! We should have known...it's as though she was born with her Yale obsession!
H: But the picture was so adorable...i still have it...maybe i'll mostra te some giorno Charles...you'd like that wouldn't you? To see an adorable picture of Blair when she was a little girl?
C: (looks at Blair who is sitting beside him, with a smile, Blair is blushing, Chuck also gets embarrassed) Ummm....Sure.
B: (leans her head on Chuck and cuddles onto his arm) Daddy...i cant believe te still have that photo.
S: Hey...maybe if it's a girl we could take a mimic foto of her when she turns 5, just like yours Blair, we'll find her the same outfit te were wearing in the photo, do her hair the same, get another Yale baseball cap, that would be so cute! Like mother like daughter!
H: Im sure it's a boy.
C: It's definitely a girl.
S: te want a girl? I though te detto te wanted a boy.
C: Well i did...i just want a girl più now...
B: Well i dont care what it is...as long as it's healthy. (she rubs her belly, which hasn't yet begun to mostra much)
L: (Lilly): I remember when i was pregnant with Serena...it was so scary...i was so afraid that something was going to go wrong...but every mother gets that feeling...it's when te start to realise that your actually getting motherly instincts....its quite remarkable.....and Blair...your lucky to have a partner who cares so much about you...Charles has grown up so much since his high school days, te both have, and te both make such a lovely pair...dont they Eleanor?
E: (smiles) te know.... Blair...you really do....i know i haven't always been that positive about your relationship...but i know how happy te are...and how committed Charles is to you....and im happy for you...i really am.
H: Yes, we're all proud of you...both of you.
B: Thank te daddy.
Blair and Chuck look into each others eyes, Chuck gets a little embarrassed as everyone is watching them, but Blair kisses him anyway
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Later on that day, everyone begins leaving the graduation venue, Blair has been in the ladies room and is making her way back to meet the others to leave for home. She sees Zane approaching so stops to talk to him.
B: Hey...congratulations! (she smiles)
Z: For what?
Z: Oh Yeah...you too..
B: Well it's nice isn't it, all the hard work finally paid off!
Z: Yeah....its a sweet relief.
B: So what are your plans for the summer?
Z: I dont know...ill probably go travelling then look for some work...i may even carry on my studies.
B: Sounds great...keeping your options open....well i have Serena's wedding to look inoltrare, avanti to!
Z: And a baby too.
B: Ummm yeah....
Z: Im sorry i didn't mean to bring that up...
B: It's fine.
Z: In fact...i kinda miss hanging out with you....and now that we're not going to be at Yale any more, we probably wont see much of each other...
B: I know...but we'll always keep in touch somehow...?
Z: Hey…what do te say we do something tomorrow night? Just to celebrate our time at Yale, well the good times, and to say a proper goodbye...it may even be the last thing we do.
B: I dont know....it depends...
Z: Why do te have plans?
B: I dont think i do tomorrow...look i owe te that much...so yeah...id Amore to celebrate with you., for old times sake....we could go for a meal somewhere.
Z: Yeah...that sounds great...
B: Well i kinda have to go now...so ill see te tomorrow? And text me with the details of what te plan ok... (she hugs him) bye.
Z: yeah sure...ill see te soon...hey don't be a stranger...(they smile at each other as she walks of outside)
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4 MONTHS LATER
Things haven't changed much in the last 4 months, except for the size of Blair's baby bump! which is 5 and a 1/2 months along!
Chuck and Blair are still going strong. Serena and Dan's wedding is approaching so the foursome (DS and CB) have been meeting up regularly.
Talking of meeting up, Blair and Zane have remained in regular touch, Zane has returned from his travels and has plans to meet her soon. He has brought her a gift from every country he has been to. They are just Friends and Zane has accepted this long ago, he knows that her and Chuck are solid and has dato up on her...he just wants them to stay Friends now. Chuck still doesn't know that Zane exists. It is one secret that Blair has still been keeping from him. She doesn't know why she cant tell him, she hates keeping it a secret but she knows that if she even mentioned Zane to Chuck, it would all come out and he'd find out everything, about her cheating, so she couldn't tell him anything about Zane. Serena understood and assured her that she would cover for her any time she needed.
It's getting closer to the big wedding. The Serena furgone, van Der Woodsen wedding is the talk of the town and even the talk of NYC, even though they dont live there any more, but it has been dubbed the East Side Story back in the Manhattan newspapers and magazines...where everyone knows the kid from Brooklyn got the babe from the Upper East Side....this particular topic an easy target for Chuck to make fun of...
Blair and Dan are shopping, he still hasn't brought her a wedding gift and is running out of time so he has reluctantly agreed to enlist the help of Blair who has been nagging him to take her consigli for weeks.
B: ciao have i already detto i told te so? (she laughs)
D: Yes, like a million times...
B: (laughs) Aahh it feels so good to have te under my thumb!
D: shut up before i attack te with some yoghurt (Blair's pregnancy has made her hate yoghurt, even the mention of it makes her feel sick and seeing o smelling it makes her throw up)
B: Ugghh...Dan! Your evil! te know what that makes me do!
D: Exactly...anything to keep your mouth occupied...even if it is puking.
B: Fine...enough of that....about this gift...which may i add, i knew te would never be able to find yourself...
D: I only asked for your help because im running out of time....now are we going to buy anything o what?
B: Sure...lets look in here..(a jewellery shop) It's one of Serena's favourites in Connecticut.
D: Do te think that maybe we should go to NYC?
B: Yeah, if we cant find something here.
They continue to negozio for hours, until Blair drags Dan into a store for baby wear.
D: (pointing to baby trainers) Omg...how cute!
B: (takes the trainers off the shelf) omg they are so adorable...and tiny....would a baby's feet be this small?
D: I guess so....i dont get why you'd want to put trainers on a baby.
B: It's cute...it's just a fashion statement.
D: Your speciality...omg im having these scary immagini of your baby wearing pointy shoes, headbands, loads of purple and orange...freaky hand bags, and this humongous chequered J.Press scarf wrapped around its poor tiny neck...(makes a weird face)
B: (whacks him with the baby trainer) Hey! (laughs) that sounds like torcher...i would never do that to my baby....it'll wear normal baby clothes...no headbands o scarves.
D: "Designer" normal baby clothes?
B: Well of course they'd have to be designer (they both laugh) and purple! (Dan nudges her)
D: ciao look at this (he walks over to another stand and Blair follows him, he picks up a large painting of a baby and parents) they paint te a personalised painting, of baby and parents...cute...it's so detailed....you can even see the city through the window...
B: Omg thats fifth avenue...i lived there! (she takes the framed painting from him) the artist really does a good job of this...
D: Why te would want to buy that for a baby, ill never know...it's not like they can tell what it is!
B: I guess its just for decor o something...i mean id want it...its a painting of where i lived, where i grew up...if i had this it would be like a good memory of my childhood and my past....its nostalgia...
D: Nostalgia....that gives me an idea...
B: What tell me? (she puts down the painting)
Dan tells Blair his idea and they go off together.
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Serena and Chuck are hanging out as Serena is helping Chuck with house hunting for him and Blair. The new baby means they needed a newer and bigger place to live. They are with an estate agent looking at and reviewing all the houses on the agents list.
They arrive at their final house for the giorno and are looking around whilst the agent waits in one of the rooms.
S: So what do te think so far?
C: It's ok...its better than the first one...but i still like the last one better.
S: Really? I think Blair would like this one, she likes to live in busy areas.
C: But we're going to have a baby now, a quieter, picturesque place would be better.
S: Yeah i guess.
C: What about te and Brooklyn? te thinking of moving?
S: Well we still have plans to sposta back to NYC...back home.
C: Which side of the bridge?
C: (smirks) well, it'll be weird when te guys are gone...no one to irritate. (they giggle)
S: Well why dont te come back to NYC? Back home...its where we all belong.
C: No, we feel at home here in Connecticut...i mean Manhattan will always be home, but this is our new home, just us. And if Blair did want to sposta back, i wouldn't have anything against it, but she's happy here.
S: Well im glad your finding a bigger house...your current house was a bit of a dump...im sure she must hate the thought of bringing up a baby in that place!
C: ciao it's not that bad...i guess it was ok for the two of us, but with the baby, we do need something bigger....but it really wasn't that bad!
S: That's an understatement!
C: Well im sure she's lived in worse places...she stayed on campus at Yale...nothing could be worse than sharing a dorm at a University!
S: What? (she laughs) She's never stayed at Yale!
C: Yes she has...
S: Come on Chuck..she's my best friend i think id know if she was staying on campus at Yale, we did go there together remember.
C: Serena she stayed at Yale for a while in the final year.
S: No she didn't...Chuck trust me i know! your just imagining things! (she laughs)
C: When me and Blair broke up, before your engagement party...she moved out remember? She stayed with te for a few days and then she stayed with a friend at Yale...before we made up and she came home.
S: oh...oh yeah...thats right. (she remembers that when Blair stayed at Zane's she told Chuck she was staying at Yale, she gets scared that she may have let the truth slip)
C: (looks suspicious) o did she? (Serena doesn't respond) Serena...she didn't stay at Yale?
S: of curse she did.
C: te were pretty certain that she didnt a secondo ago....tell me the truth Serena...if she didnt stay at Yale then where did she stay?
S: Look, she did...i just forgot ok...(she gets up) why dont we give the estate agent our review of this one?
C: I know your lying...i can tell da the look on your face. ill find out the truth eventually.
S: Chuck...it's nothing ok...i swear...she stayed with a friend at Yale...its all coming back to me now. Anyway why dont we finish with this, i have to get home in a couple of hours, i've got important appointments tonight, the Vicar, the reception organisers, etc, im a busy woman tonight!....
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Later on that day, Blair and Chuck have returned home and Chuck is telling her about the houses he saw. They both get excited about buying a new house and Blair really likes the sound of one of the houses, the same house that he guessed she would like. Chuck attempts to ask Blair about where she had really stayed when they broke up but he decides not to, for now.
It is around 7 o clock, Chuck is sitting in his study room thinking about his conversation with Serena. He thinks back to when Blair came to see him in the office to break up with him, he was sure that she had detto she would be moving in with a friend on campus, and that it was a girl. He then thinks back to the times he had come into contact with Blair after their break up. The pre-engagement party. He remembers when he walked up on Blair talking on the phone...outside Serena's house...how she had quickly ended the phone call and acted suspiciously...who was on the other end of the phone..."it was fun", that’s what he had overheard her say...and then she had told the person she'd see them later...could she have been seeing someone else? He thinks harder, and then he remembers...at the engagement party...when he had arrived at Serena's house...Blair was outside...talking to some guy...a guy he hadn't recognised...why did she have to meet him outside, away from everyone else...in secret? Surely if it were nothing suspicious she wouldn't have had to be so discreet about it. What was she hiding? Who was she hiding?
Just then Blair enters the room.
B: Hey...i just got a call from Serena...we're going for cena tonight...that ok?
C: Ummm...ok...sure...(he gets up and Blair hugs him)
B: Ok...ill see te later then …(she kisses him)..i Amore you
C:See te later...love te too.
Blair leaves and Chuck stands for a moment, he then remembers Serena telling him that she had plans for tonight...she had important appointments for the wedding preparations. It wasn't very likely that one of those appointments would be with Blair. She had to be lying...
Blair got her cappotto and left the house, the taxi she had called was already waiting for her. Of course she wasn't really meeting Serena...she was meeting another friend. Zane. He had called her that giorno to let her know he'd be dropping da at a commensale, diner in her neighbourhood and that he wanted to meet her. He had the gifts he had promised her....just some small souvenirs from all the places he had visited on vacation. They had been good Friends throughout college and she didnt want to ignore his attempts to stay Friends with her.
She made her way to the diner, Zane was already there, anxiously awaiting her arrival. They greet each other with a great big hug, it had been a long time since they had last seen each other...graduation day. Zane notices the baby bump, but chooses not to mention anything about the baby. They have a nice long chat, catching up...mainly about Zane and what he had been up to. He didn’t really ask her how things were with her...knowing that she'd mention Chuck and the baby and he didnt really want to hear about that...and neither did she want to bring it up, she knew that he wouldn't like it.
Chuck hadn't been able to just sit sulking at home. He needed to know the truth....he had left the house...shortly after Blair....got into his own car, the limo would be too obvious so a smaller car would have to do...he followed her...it wasn't much of a distance and it was pretty easy for him to trail behind her taxi without her noticing...he had parked near enough to see her approach a guy he'd never seen before, well it definitely wasn't Serena unless she had a sex change since the morning, he watched as they hugged, Blair seemed so excited to see this guy...then they both sat down just outside the commensale, diner in the seating area...he was stroking her hair back while they spoke....it made Chuck sick...someone else was touching his Blair...and she seemed to reciprocate...Chuck was good with recognising people and he was 100% sure that this was the same guy he had spotted Blair talking to at Serena and Dan's engagement party. He kept watching...he didn't want to interrupt them, he wanted to see how far she'd go with him...he watched them as they spoke and ate...half and hour, an hour, almost two hours before they got their bill. He paid of course...Chuck waited patiently as after another 10 minuti Blair began to stand and the guy followed her around the table, then the two of them just stood for a moment, still talking…they were smiling and laughing...and then there was a silent stare....Chuck became angry...why was this guy looking at Blair like that...he could see the expression on his face, he was smitten...and Blair was smiling too...the way they were talking to each other, giggling, touching each other...who was this guy!
Blair was preparing to say goodbye for the night..
B: Well...it was really nice to see te again Zane...i had a nice time.
Z: Yeah...we should definitely do this più often.
B: Umm..im not really sure i can...you know with the...baby...im going to be busy and almost immobile soon! (she touches her tummy) Its getting bigger all the time! (she smiles)
Z: Oh, yeah....the baby...how...ummm....how is it?
B: It's great....it's definitely one of the best feelings in the world...having a little baby inside me....it's amazing. Do...you want to touch it?
Z: Touch the baby?
B: Yeah (she takes his hand and puts it on her tummy) you'll have to wait until it kicks again....it always gets really active after i have a meal!
Z: (he laughs and moves closer ot Blair with his hand still touching her tummy) i cant feel anything.
B: Sshhh just wait...(the baby kicks) Omg (they both laugh) did te feel that?
Z: omg yeah i cant believe it! It actually moved! Omg and again...it kicked again! Wow! Thats amazing!
B: See...i told te it was amazing!
Z: ciao i bet he o she's going to Amore their Cibo seeing as it gets excited every time te eat! (he bends down and holds her tummy with both hands and talks to the baby) you're going to be a big eater aren't you! Keeping mummy busy in the kitchen! (they both laugh and he puts his ear on Blair's tummy for a moment) baby detto it's going to keep te up all night crying for milk.
B: (they both laugh) Thanks! The last thing i want is a crybaby! (Zane stand upright again and touches Blair's shoulders)
Z: Hey, you're going to be an amazing mum te know.
B: (smiles) thanks....anyway i should probably make a move. (she sees a taxi approaching and they wave the taxi down, its a big taxi and parks up in front of Blair and Zane)
Z: Yeah...it was nice to see te again after so long....keep in touch.
B: Yeah i'll try...(he opens the door to the taxi) take care Zane.
Z: Take care, (he is about to baciare her cheek but she hugs him instead, she then gets into the taxi and leaves)....
....Chuck was furious...he jumped straight out of the car without even thinking....he raced over across the street, Zane was still standing there. Chuck came up right in front of him and forced one hard punch, punzone in his face.
C: te fucking bastard! (Zane falls to the floor with the force of the punch) who the fuck do te think te are! Get up! Go on Get up!
Z: look man i dont know who the hell te are! (he gets up, he knew who Chuck was, he'd seen him in foto Blair had shown him, he just thought it would be best to pretend he didnt know him)
C: What the fuck were te doing with my girl! (he pushes Zane up against the wall)
Z: I dont know what your talking about!
C: (smashes him against the bacheca again) Dont fucking lie to me! (Chuck swings a punch, punzone once più and Zane cries out in pain) Dont ever come near my girl again! te hear me te fucking skank! Dont attraversare, croce me again!
Zane falls onto the floor in pain, Chuck kicks him a number of times before leaving and retuning to his car, leaving Zane curled on the street, bleeding from his nose and mouth. Passer’s da try to help him up.
Chuck gets back into his car...he was still in total shock...he had never expected this...not from Blair....this guy she had been seeing behind his back...for how long? he just realised that he had gone out there and beaten him up. It was just as if his senses had overtaken him for a moment, like a reflex reaction....maybe he should have used his head and restrained himself...maybe he shouldn't have beaten the guy up...but kicking and punching him made Chuck feel better....that sleaze had touched his Blair....there was no way he could have driven off without punching the guys lights out....he had to do it.....who the hell was he anyway....why was he with Blair, why was she meeting him in secret? Any one walking da would have thought that they were a couple....why did she keep this a secret from him...if it was just a friend, she would have told him about it...there's only one reason people keep secrets like this, when they are cheating. If only the taxi hadn't blocked his view in the last moment...he could see their shadows merge, as if they were hugging and kissing....they must have been...he must have kissed her...and the way he touched her baby bump...the way Blair was behaving with him, holding his hand to feel the baby...he was speaking to the baby...Blair was recitazione as though it was his baby....his baby? The sickest, most scary thought entered Chuck's head...maybe it was his baby....5 months ago...it was all coming back to him now...she had detto she conceived the night they got back together, but he had seen her take the pill the successivo morning...if she wasn't staying at a Friends dorm, she must have been staying with this guy...........all the pieces were starting to fit together...Blair stayed with this guy whilst he and her were broken up and she cheated on him....the baby wasn't Chuck's....it couldn't have been....not only did she cheat on him with this guy...she was having this guys baby...it was at that moment that Chuck's life fell to pieces. to be continued....
Caught in the Act...