A Million upendo Songs Later
A/N: Hey, okay so this might be my last chapter for a while I've just got loads of revising to do and pretty much no one maoni on my one shots au my chapters so I don't see what is the point in me uandishi when I don't near to no reviews. So I'm really wondering should I even continue with a million upendo songs later au is it just crap?! I'm probably just overreacting but it really gets me down when no one comments. But I will most likely continue cos I can't start something and not finish it. Anyway here's chapter eight, I hope wewe all like it. Thanks xoxo
Chapter 8: Fate's message
It had been a three weeks since that encounter of theirs. Blair was trying her best to avoid Chuck and Chuck was trying his best to speak to Blair at every opportunity that came up but after ten days of trying he decided to face up to the fact that she wasn't going to be talking to him any time soon. So staying clear was the safest option.
They would meet again. It would just be a matter of time. Chuck would just have to wait for the Waldorf.
That Friday afternoon. Nate was at work so Blair decided a trip down fifth avenue was needed, Nate was taking her out for chajio, chakula cha jioni this evening so she thought a new Roberto Cavalli dress would be just perfect and while she was heading to mid town she thought she might make a visit to her new friends, Dan and Katie and as is happened they had some news for Blair.
“Oh my God really?”
“Yeah, We've known for a few weeks now we just didn't want to jinx it”
“Of course, oh I'm so happy for you...”
Blair hugged Katie and looked at Dan and ran to him and congratulated him in the same manner. Dan and Katie really would make wonderful parents.
Later on Katie had convinced Blair to stay for lunch, since Dan was on a short vacation from The Times, and she was eager to get to know Blair better. She returned to the jikoni and was busy fixing up a light lunch while Dan and Blair sat in the living room discussing the news.
“You must be happy right?”
“No...Not really, I'm not looking mbele to it at all”
Blair grinned at him.
“You know I hope your baby doesn't grow up with your sarcasm. Oh my God a mini Dan...”
Her eyes widened as Dan laughed loudly imagining a mini Daniel Humphrey but he then replied with the true answer.
“I can't wait Blair, I'm so excited...”
Blair could tell too, he had that cheesy smile on his face. The one that once it was there, it wasn't going anywhere.
“So what do wewe want? A girl au a boy?”
“I don't care, either way it'll be perfect but to have a little version of Katie would be just adorable”
“If wewe have a girl and she's half the girl that Katie is then she'll be a little moyo breaker”
Dan grinned at the thought of a having a daughter. He'd waited so long for a family. But so had Blair he remembered their chats at Yale and how he had told her he thought Serena would always be his one and only, but it turns out she wasn't. He had met his soul mate.
Katie Elizabeth Humphrey.
Miss American dream was over at the apartment so Blair took a break from her suppose shopping trip and took a break with her best friend. Blair was so happy to have Serena back in her life, she needed a friend but it was starting to look like Serena needed Blair, Serena wasn't that maarufu with the models in her show, maybe it was jealously after all most women envied Serena, Blair included.
“So how's the onyesha going?”
“A nightmare...God do I hate photographers it's always 'oh do this Serena', 'one zaidi shot' , I mean I upendo modelling it's just how many shots of the same expression do they need? God I'm nearly thinking about giving it up”
Blair answered, very surprised.
“No...But it is annoying though...”
Both giggled until Blair decided to drop another bombshell on Serena.
“Oh I meant to tell you, Dan and Katie, they're having a baby”
“Really? Oh wow I need to go see him. I'd upendo to meet her”
“You really should. Do wewe want their address? I'm sure Dan wont mind?”
“Yeah. If I can escape the paparazzi, they haven't left me alone ever since I got here”
They hardly ever left her alone. Well what else did she expect? No one ever left her alone. Having these few weeks off in Manhattan was just the thing Serena needed and she couldn't even do that alone. There was always someone there to take the latest shot of our Miss van der Woodsen.
“Price of fame”
Serena laughed as their conversation continued they went on to talk about Nate and the wedding plans and all the things that they had missed in each others lives, and also Daniel Humphrey came up zaidi often than not. Hearing about all their Yale stories Serena was even zaidi excited to see Dan again. The swali is, would be as eager to see her?
A few hours after a lovely lunch at the Humphrey's and chatting to Serena, Blair got back to the reason she was spending the siku alone finding that Cavalli dress. It better be in-store. Just as she was on her way there she stopped inside the Trump building, maybe she could pick up some Tiffany's jewellery to go with the dress. Just as she sat down just beneath the towering kisima, chemchemi a bunch of suited business men walked past. Blair lay back on the bench, closing her eyes only to hear the water falling down the kisima, chemchemi until she felt another presence sitting inayofuata to her.
“Well fancy bumping into you...”
She opened her eyes and sat back forward. Well she couldn't avoid him forever.
“Oh...Chuck...? What are wewe doing here?”
“Purely coincidental I have a meeting here. What are wewe doing?”
“Nate's working so I thought I'd treat myself”
She was tense and sat there silent and she was trying to shift away from him so she wasn't so close to him. As she did he noticed what she was trying to do. He tittered.
“Don't worry Blair I'm not going to seduce you”
“As if wewe could”
His response was confident, but Blair couldn't tell if he was joking au was he making a suggestion.
“Oh I could”
Both their eyes gazed up from the floor and into each others vision. For a mgawanyiko, baidisha sekunde they sat there
still just staring at eachother.
“Well I um...better get going, lots of shopping to do”
“Yeah and I better get going to this meeting”
Avoiding eye contact Blair began to walk away but with a smile on her face, Chuck called out to her,
“Could I Blair?”
She turned around as her hair swished around to one side of her head, she grinned, that was her answer. No one else would be able to work it out. But he could.
As she was walking away from him she couldn't help but giggle to herself. Had she just been flirting with Chuck Bass? She laughed at this. No way. Maybe they could be Marafiki after all, he seemed to of got the fact that she was over him and being friendly with him was nice. Nice having Chuck as a friend. It would be even nicer if she could keep him as a friend but somehow that didn't seem possible and later on that very same week she might not want to have him as a friend, maybe more.
_ _ _
Serena had been wondering about Dan ever since she was back. How was he doing? The last time they spoke wasn't exactly the loving talk she was hoping for, they didn't part on good terms. She actually thought of not going to see Dan, he might not want to see her but she could not spend time wondering what if...Anyway Dan wasn't the kind of guy to hold grudges. Just as she rang the door kengele in hurry before the paparazzi arrived, she finally tricked them into thinking she was at her hotel if they saw her with an unidentified male then they could draw their own conclusions.
Dan answered the door and Serena jumped up and with that girly voice of hers shouted,
“Serena...Oh my God...Serena”
“That's my name...”
She kissed him on the cheek just as Dan got over the shock of seeing his first upendo again.
“What are wewe doing here? How did wewe know where I live?”
Allowing Dan to stop for a breath Serena jumped in to answer all his questions.
“Whoa slow down, first Hi, sekunde I've just had a modelling shoot here and now I'm on a break and third we have a mutual friend...”
He gazed at her all confused then he realized who she was referring too.
“Blair...She told wewe were I live?”
“Yeah, I hope wewe don't mind? I just wanted to see wewe again and I want to meet your wife”
“Oh Blair told wewe about Katie...?”
“Yes and that you're having a baby”
Well Dan thought it wasn't necessary for Serena even to be there, Blair had obviously filled Serena in on all the latest gossip. Yes that was one negative about Blair, even now he had learned to appreciate her as his friend Blair could never refuse a good gossip.
“Well Blair doesn't waste any time does she?”
Serena giggled and while staring at the floor she waited for his response, if he would allow her into his nyumbani and to meet his wife? As Serena lifted her head from the ground all she saw was Dan returning into the apartment this must be his way of telling her she wasn't welcome. But just as she was about to turn and leave he called out to her,
“You coming in au not?”
The expression on his face, Serena could tell that things would be better between them. It was a new chapter in their lives, they both had moved on. Dan was happily married and expecting a baby his life was complete and Serena's career had never been better she was one of the world's juu super models, life was good for her too. Now she and Dan could get over that unpleasant past she was so glad she had the chance to be his friend. She smiled and followed Dan into the apartment.
This she was not going to screw up.
_ _ _
Just further uptown Blair stepped out of Cavalli's store with that perfect dress and of course she had decided to treat herself to a Tiffany's mkufu and matching bracelet.
Just as she was walking on the side walk she saw that all to familiar black limo that was parked up on the road side and the driver was inapakia the suitcases with the monogram CB engraved on them. Great twice in one day, just as she tried to make a quick getaway he spotted her.
“Twice in one day...You following me Blair?”
She turned back and grinned at him sarcastically like saying 'as if'. Maybe fate was trying to tell her something...
“Ugh...Why would I do that?”
He ran his hand down the roof of the limo until he reached her.
“Oh I don't know...Maybe you've changed your mind about certain things”
She grinned again
“Oh Chuck I'm going to have to pass on that”
“Can't stay indenial for much longer Blair...I know what I have to do...It's just a matter of putting them into practice”
He oozed confidence, Blair seemed a little worried. Chuck was always confident but never like this.
“You're not serious?”
The game player in Chuck was rising to the surface it was there to tempt her again, did Blair have enough self control to walk away? He replied.
Stop. Stares. Silence.
“Look Blair I'm leaving for a while. I've got business in London so wewe got your wish I'm leaving wewe alone...”
She knew that's what she had told him she wanted him to leave her alone, leave her and Nate alone to get on with their lives. But hearing that he was leaving after he had reappeared in her life was an odd revelation.
“Oh...How long are wewe going for?”
“four weeks maybe five...I'm trying to respect your wishes if wewe don't want me around fine...I'm not happy about it but it's what wewe want so I have to...”
She stood silent once again allowing Chuck do draw his own conclusions.
The limo driver called out. It was time to bid farewell to the city, for a few weeks at least. Just as he got into the limo Blair had to say something she knocked on the window and just as he used to he rolled down the window.
Half of him actually thought she was going to stop him from going...She might say something to stop him from leaving it kind of reminded him of that summer in the Hamptons when he and tried to stop her from leaving. It was reverse roles au he was hoping it would be...That was a stupid thing to think. Stupid Chuck.
“It's better this way, wewe can see that can't you?”
He closed his eyes and gazed down.
“Yeah I get it Blair you've moved on...It's not your fault Blair...It's just how it is”
Just as he was about to close the window again she spoke her last sentence.
She smiled at him. He smiled back.
This time he closed the window and as the limo drove off she just stood there waving him goodbye a certain saying came to mind. Be careful what wewe wish for.
TO BE CONTINUED...
A/N: I hope wewe all liked this chapter cos It's one of my favourites and I hope I'm not ruining the story for anyone with Dan and Katie and people were hoping for a Dan and Serena reunion but I've got something planned for Serena and I couldn't possibly mgawanyiko, baidisha Katie and Dan up now that their having a baby, Oh and incase wewe think I've forgotten about the whole Dan/Blair Yale thing I haven't and I will be filling wewe in on that soon. So just thanks for kusoma xoxo