Temptation of the Best Kind- Chapter Six
Blair snatched her hand out of Chuck’s boxers and hurriedly tied her bikini superiore, in alto while Serena stood there with her mouth still gaping open. She noticed that Chuck was just glaring at Serena and still had his pants hanging open. She reached out to zip them up and turned back to her best friend.
“Serena, couldn’t te have knocked?”
Her mouth clicked close and she sent an angry glare at Chuck. “What the fuck is this?”
She grabbed his hand and made her way over to Serena. “This is the guy I’ve been telling te about, Serena. It’s Chuck.”
Her mouth dropped open again. “Are te telling me that te Lost your virginity to Chuck fucking Bass?”
Chuck opened his mouth to speak but Blair shook her head. “Serena, I’m only going to say this once but I need te to lay the fuck off Chuck. Do te think I liked te and Dan together? That was never an act, I really despise Humphrey. I need te to treat Chuck with the respect that te would want me to treat one of your boyfriends.”
Serena gave her a look of utter astonishment. “You never treated Dan good, Blair! And I will never accept that te are with Chuck.”
“You better get used to it princess because she is going to be with me for a long while.” He managed to growl out though his haze of anger.
Blair wrapped her hand tighter around his. “This is how it’s going to be from now on, Serena. We’re going to be a couple.” She turned to Chuck. “Right?”
He wrapped an arm around her. “I really want that Blair; we just need to figure some things out. And we need to tell Nate before he finds out from her.” He pointed with disgust at Serena.
Serena shook her head at them. “I’m not going to tell Nate. Are te kidding me? He’s going to blow a fucking gasket when he finds out about the both of you.” She looked at Blair. “You can’t be serious about him, B. Isn’t this just your way of rebelling against everything te know?”
She shook free of his grasp and walked angrily over to her best friend. “Serena, te know nothing about me. You’ve spent the last few years just caring about yourself and when te did actually pay attention to me, it was to talk about te and your problems. Let’s not even begin to mention what te did with Nate. Okay? I’m not the Blair Waldorf that te think I am, I don’t play games with people like you. I’m not with Chuck because of some rebellion stage te think I’m in. I with him because I want to be.”
Serena placed her hands on her hips and glared at both of them. “What I just walked in on, I want to forget immediately but I fear it has been seared into my brain forever. Why do te want to be with him, Blair?”
She spoke to Serena but Blair looked into his face. “I want to be with Chuck for many reasons. He’s the only one that has known for many years that there was più to me then I pretended to be.” She touched his face gently. “He knows me like I know him. We accept each other for who we are and we don’t expect più than that of each other. Chuck is actually the only one who has paid any attention to me over the last couple of years. He was always there if I had a problem and would listen to me. Chuck not te Serena.” She threw a dark look over her face. “And I Amore him.”
“How does he feel about you, Blair?” Serena asked.
Chuck swallowed past the huge lump in his throat. He knew this domanda was going to come up and he didn’t know how to answer it. “I’m just discovering my feelings for Blair, Serena, and all I know is that I want to be with her. And that’s all that matters.”
Serena nodded while Blair beamed at him. “I’m sorry for doubting your feelings for each other; I guess it just threw me for a shock when I saw the two of te together. But what about Nate? Are te willing to throw away your friendship with him for Blair?”
He looked at the both of them before answering. “Let’s be honest here, Nathaniel has probably been one of the worst Friends I’ve ever seen lately. But to answer your question, Blair matters più to me than our friendship. If he wants to end it than that’s fine as long as I have her, I’ll be happy.”
Blair looped her arms around his neck and kissed him. He returned her baciare passionately. He slipped his tongue into her mouth and created a gentle suction but they jumped apart when they heard Serena growl, “Could te please wait to do that until I’m not here? I’ve actually seen enough of this in the last half ora to last me a lifetime.”
He grinned at Blair before moving his mouth away from hers. “Blair.” She looked up at him with her big brown doe eyes. “We have to go tell Nate, Blair.”
They went to leave the room and go find Nate when Serena put a hand out for Blair to stay. “B, I need to talk to te for a few minuti alone before te do anything.”
She nodded tersely. “Make it quick Serena; I want to get this whole thing with Nate over with.”
Serena shut the door in Chuck’s face and led her until the middle of the room where the letto was.
“What is it, Serena?” She asked in a testy tone.
“Blair, we have a major problem that’s going to keep te from being with Chuck.”
“And what’s that?” Blair asked in a bored tone.
“The fact that Nate is never going to allow it.”
She let out a laugh. “Nate’s not going to allow it? Listen to yourself, what do te think Nate is the owner of me o something? What made te think something so preposterous?
Serena gulped in a quick breath. “Let me just say this right now Blair without te interrupting me. Okay?” She nodded and Serena continued, “That’s the reason I came up to your room because Nate asked me to. He cornered me outside da the pool before and made me promise to convince te to get back together with him.” Blair was about to interrupt but she held up her hand. “I’m not finished yet. Nate doesn’t like the fool you’ve made him into at school. Apparently everyone is making fun of him because of the way you’ve changed and the fact that te dumped him in front of the entire school. He doesn’t like that and he wants to get back together with te for six months until the end of the school year. After that he’ll break up with te when he’s college.”
Blair couldn’t help the fit of giggles that escaped her. “He really thinks that this is going to make me get back together with him? te just told me his entire plan and he wanted that? I will never go back to Nate, Serena.”
“Blair, he’s come prepared with something else in case te detto no.”
“What’s that?” She started to feel a little uneasy about everything.
“He’s determined to ruin your future at Yale if te don’t get back together with him and play the part of his girlfriend.”
Blair’s eyes slid close in relief. “Then we don’t have a problem S, I don’t want to go to Yale anyways. I could care less if he sabotages that for me.”
Serena grabbed her hand in a mostra of support. “You still don’t understand, B. It doesn’t matter if te don’t want to go to Yale. Whatever te want to do, he will make sure to destroy it. Those were his words.”
Her throat closed up and she struggled to get the words out. “How is he going to do that?”
“His grandfather. There is nobody più powerful than the Vanderbilt’s and Nate is determined to have te back as his girlfriend. If te refuse him, he will make sure he turns your life into a living hell. And believe me B, if his grandfather wants te not to get in somewhere he will make it happen. te know how persuasive he can be.”
The laughter that Blair had been feeling a couple of minuti fa disappeared. “I can’t do this right now, Serena.” She stood up. “Chuck is waiting for me; he’ll help me figure this out.”
Serena ran over to her and grabbed her hand. “Blair! Listen to me, Nate can never find out about the two of you. Do te understand what I am saying to you? If he finds out, he will make sure the both of te are destroyed. te don’t want that to happen to Chuck, do you?”
She whirled around to face her angrily. “Of course I don’t, Serena. But I can’t go back to Nate under any circumstances. If he wants to ruin me then let him do it. He doesn’t matter to me.”
She tightened her grasp on Blair’s arm. “You’re still not getting it, Blair. Nate has the means to destroy you. And he will not hesitate to do it. Think about your mother and her fashion company, if Nate says so it will be destroyed and so will your family. You’re going to have to go back to him for six months and then te can do whatever te want.”
A tear leaked out of the corner of her eye. “Serena, I can’t. I Amore Chuck too much to do this.”
She wrapped an arm around Blair’s shoulders. “I’m sorry, sweetie. I think Nate is a complete culo for doing this to te but he’s not going to back down. te have to do this o te going to be even worse off if te don’t. Think about your future as well as Chuck’s. After the required six months are over then te can go back with Chuck. I’m so sorry, Blair.”
The tears continued to fall down her face. “I wouldn’t do this if it was just about me. But with my family and Chuck involved, how can I not? But it’s killing me, Serena.”
“I know. Nate is going to be waiting for your answer, so te might as well go tell him before te find Chuck.” She let out a deep sigh this is the part she was afraid to tell her. “You’re going to have to break his cuore Blair, he can never know about Nate’s ultimatum o it will get straight back to Nate. You’re going to have to break up with Chuck and act like it’s your idea.”
Blair crumpled onto the bed. “Serena, how am I going to do this? How is it possible for me to act like I don’t want him when he knows differently?”
She rubbed her back in soothing circles. “You’re going to have to cerca inside yourself and deep down think about your Amore for Chuck and then te will find the willpower to do this. te have to for his sake. Think about how much te Amore him and how in six months you’ll be able to be together.”
Blair sobbed even harder at this. “He’s going to want nothing to do with me, S. He’ll never wait six months for me if he thinks that this was all a game to me. te know how he is.”
“He’ll wait for te if he truly does Amore you, Blair. He’ll know there is a reason for te doing this and wait for te to come to him and explain. Are te going to do this?”
She looked up at Serena with tear stained cheeks. “I don’t have a choice, do I?”
“No, te don’t.” She cradled Blair in her arms while she cried until her cuore was content.
She finally found the courage to step outside her room only to find Nate lounging in a chair, obviously waiting for her. She searched for Chuck but it appeared that he had gone back to his room to wait for her. Thank god for that. She strode over to Nate.
“Nate.” She detto in an icy tone.
He had the audacity to smirk at her. “Blair. I take it Serena has told te about my plan?”
“Plan?” She questioned. “It doesn’t feel like a plan to me, it feels like some fucked up piece of your mind that needs to be destroyed.”
“Temper, Blair.” He laughed as he detto this which made her anger only get stronger.
“Nate, are te really going to force me to do this? After everything that we’ve been through together.
His face turned ugly with fury. “All we’ve been through, Blair? te mean te humiliating me in front of the entire school and saying that I was the most boring person te had ever met?” Is that what te mean?”
She sighed and tried to get the conversation back on track. “We were never right for each other, it’s time that te accept that Nate. It will make it easier on the both of us. Are te really going to destroy my life like this?”
“If that’s what it takes. I will not be made out to be a fool da you. te will agree to be my girlfriend and then when our senior anno is over we’ll quietly break up. I certainly don’t want te anymore than te want me but I can stand all of these pitying looks that I keep getting and there all because of you.”
“Nate, do te actually understand how stupid te sound right now? Why do te care what people think of you? Don’t do this to me.” She pleaded.
“Oh, that’s right; we’re back to this new Blair Waldorf act of yours. It’s not going to fly with me sweetheart. I don’t give a shit if te don’t want to do it because te will o I will make any mention of your name an utter disgrace to society.” He sneered.
“I will do this Nate but just know that I hate te right now.” She spit out. “You have no feelings for anyone other than yourself and te should be ashamed of what you’re doing to me. During these six months, te better not think te will be touching me. There is not going to be any sex.”
“Do te actually think I want to have sex with a frigid cagna like yourself?”
His angry tone amused her even after everything that he was going to put her through. “I think te care più than te let on. No, I don’t believe te care about me but te can’t stand that I Lost my virginity to someone other than you. It just kills te that someone else touched me and that I never wanted you.”
Nate fought to get his temper under control but without any success. “Are te ever going to tell me who te let fuck you?” He asked with a dirty leer.
Blair gave him a condescending smile. “I’ll tell te this.” She hissed. “It’s someone te know and te can’t ever compare to him. I will never tell te his name because te don’t deserve to know it, te stupid son of a bitch!”
“Who was it, Blair?”
“None of your damn business.”
“No.” She whispered one last time before walking away from him.
She moved quickly around her bedroom. She couldn’t sit down, she needed to be up at all times o it would sink into her mind what she had to do starting Monday. She had to play his girlfriend again, a role that she had just got herself out of. And now she had to do the same fucking thing over again!
Blair hadn’t seen Chuck when she had left the yacht, she was purposely avoiding him. It had been six hours since she had spoken with Nate and she knew that Chuck would be here any minute. He wasn’t going to wait forever to mostra up.
Blair tried to not think about what she had to do now, otherwise she wouldn’t be able too. How was she going to break his cuore when he just had discovered his feelings for her? The thought pained her to even think about. She loved him with every fiber of her cuore and soul and now she couldn’t be with him. She knew that he must care for her too; otherwise he would never risk his friendship with Nate.
It was impossible for them to be together, Blair knew that. He would never wait for her for six months as long as he didn’t know what was going on. All there was left to do now was to break up with him and lose a part of herself in the process. She hoped he would get here soon, the sooner this was over the più time she would to be able to mourn him.
It didn’t take much longer. An ora and a half later she head heavy thudding on her bedroom door and she knew that could only mean that Chuck was here.
She braced herself for what she had to do. She was doing this for him after all, she didn’t want his name to be a disgrace. Especially since he would eventually be taking over basso Industries one day. That could never happen for him. Blair thought of all the Amore she felt and knew that she could find the strength deep down inside of her to do this.
She walked slowly over to her door and opened it. He was standing there with a furious look on his face and to her he had never looked più attractive than right now. “Chuck.” She detto coolly.
“What the fuck is going on? Why did te leave without me? I thought we were supposed to go tell Nate.” He made his way into her room and collapsed on the bed.
She wanted nothing più than to go to him but that was impossible now and always would be. “I made a mistake, Chuck.”
He seemed to know what was coming since his whole face changed and he asked cautiously, “What mistake are te talking about?”
Blair summoned everything she had and said, “We’re a mistake, Chuck. I don’t know what I was thinking.”
“You can’t be serious. You’ve been chasing me for the last few months and then today when I decide that you’re worth the risk and I want to be with you, your mind suddenly changes and we’re a mistake? What the hell is going on? I know te better than that Blair, something is going on and te need to tell me what.”
She sighed inwardly, this was the problem he knew her too well. “Today is what changed my mind. I don’t want to be with you, Chuck. I think I was just rebelling against my life and how everything was planned out for me. But this is not me and I’m not going to be with you.”
He grabbed her wrist and hauled her down on the letto successivo to him. “You told me te loved me. Are te saying that was all a lie?”
“I was just confused, Chuck. te know that it’s impossible to fall in Amore with someone so quickly. The sooner that te accept the fact that we’re over the better off you’ll be.”
“Blair, this is bullshit. I know how te feel about me.” He managed to grit out between his teeth.
She got off the letto and stood right in front of his face. “I don’t feel anything for te anymore. I’m going back to Nate.”
He stared back at her speechlessly for a few minuti before he burst out laughing. “Now I know you’re joking. te would never go back to Nathaniel. We both know he bores te and I thrill you.”
Blair had to plunge the coltello deeper into his side. “Chuck, it was a game. I didn’t want to tell te this but Serena and I made a bet about te and I won.”
“What the fuck?”
“Serena detto that no one could ever make te give up your womanizing ways and I wanted to test myself and see if I could get te to fall for me. It was just a game, and te were part of it. I’m sorry.”
He stood up hurriedly and pushed her against the nearest wall. The anger vibrated off his body. “I don’t believe you.”
She pushed at her chest with her hand but he wouldn’t budge. “Let me make it perfectly clear for you, Chuck. Serena and I made a bet that I could get te to sleep with me and make te fall for me in the process and I have to say that I played my part very well. I didn’t mind losing my virginity to te instead of Nate because I was still pissed at him for sleeping with Serena. This was a little payback for him too. I’m proud of myself though, I made big bad Chuck basso fall for me.”
The realization that she was serious finally hit him. “This was all really a game?” He asked in a low voice and doing his best to try and mask his pain.
“Yes.” That one word almost killed her.
He moved away from her and onto the other side of the room. “Then why did te stick up for me today when Serena couldn’t believe te and I were together?”
She tried to smirk. “Simple, I had to prove to Serena that te really had fallen for me and te admitted it yourself to her.”
He couldn’t take anymore. He felt like he was suffocating and the fact that she never wanted him suddenly hit. He felt like a total fool. He walked to the bedroom door and without a word opened it.
Blair grabbed onto his arm. “Aren’t te going to ask me what the prize was if I won the bet?”
Chuck looked into her eyes and he knew that all the pain he was feeling was visible. He didn’t care; he just let his defenses down. “It doesn’t matter to me, Blair.”
He walked out the door and as soon as Blair heard the door close she crumpled onto her letto and cried for what seemed like hours. The successivo giorno she still couldn’t get the haunted look that she had seen on his face out of her mind.
He had gotten trashed last night but even as drunk as he was now he still couldn’t get her words out of his head. His hand tightened around the tumbler of scotch he was holding and he threw it in a rage against his door. He watched as it splintered into hundreds of little pieces. It had felt good, so he got up and smashed everything in his room that he could find.
Twenty minuti later his suite was in absolute disarray and the boiling anger and hurt was still churning in his stomach. Being hurt was an emotion he had never experienced before and he didn’t like the feeling that it gave him. A plan formed in his mind and he had only one mission now. To make Blair Waldorf hurt as much as she had hurt him.
To Be Continued…
A/N: Okay, I’m a little worried about this chapter. I really liked how it turned out and it’s drama filled. I felt like there needed to be an extra dose of drama and I had to diviso, spalato Blair and Chuck up for a little while. But fear not they will make their way back to each other eventually. So what did te think?