Friendly Encounters- Chapter Thirteen
Blair lifted the pregnancy test but before she could look at it she threw it back down on the counter. She was scared out of her wits to actually see if she really was pregnant অথবা not. This whole test decided her entire future, which frightened her even more. She slumped down onto the toilet আসন trying to get the courage to look at the results.
Things between her and Chuck had been wonderful lately and now if this happened everything would go to hell. She knew that with absolute certainty. Chuck would never want a baby and she couldn’t say she blamed him; they were too young for this. But a part of her wanted this for them because she couldn’t deny anything that was made out of her and Chuck’s love. She was procrastinating and had to stop this. She just had to look at what the test said. Then she would be able to take the পরবর্তি step.
Blair stood up and went over to the sink and lifted the test out of the container she put it in. She brought it up to her face and forced her eyes to look at it. A gasp escaped her mouth when she saw the result. Two পরাকাষ্ঠা lines stared back at her, and that meant that she was indeed pregnant.
She threw the test in her garbage can and went to sit on her bed. It was the strangest thing, she should been upset about this but she wasn’t. Blair knew that a part of her was actually hoping for this. She wanted Chuck’s baby and she was going to have it now. The only problem was going to be him. She placed her hand on her flat stomach and couldn’t get over the fact that her baby was growing inside of her, that was a miracle in itself.
Who knew that she was going to wind up being so blissfully happy about this? A thrill had gone through her when she had read the results and she knew that she would have been supremely disappointed if the test results had been negative. Now all she had to do was tell Chuck.
Blair hurried over to Serena’s apartment early the পরবর্তি morning. She buzzed the doorbell and waited for her to answer it. Instead, Nate came to the door.
“Blair, what are আপনি doing here?”
She breathed a sigh of relief. “I need to talk to Serena about something crucial but I think it’s a good idea if you’re here too. I need as much support as I can get.”
He grabbed her upper arm. “Are আপনি alright?” He asked with a worried frown.
She nodded tersely. “I’m fine. I’ll explain everything inside.”
She walked further into the apartment and found Serena at the dining room table.
A smile lit up her face. “B! I didn’t expect আপনি here. What’s going on?”
Blair took a আসন opposite Serena at the টেবিল and Nate sat in between them but he paused to give Serena a chaste চুম্বন on the lips.
“Serena, Nate, I have something important to tell the both of you.” She decided to dive right in and just get it out in the open.
Serena’s smile fell off her face a little but she leaned back into Nate’s chest. “Okay, go ahead.”
“I need both of আপনি to promise me that what I’m about to tell আপনি will stay in this room and not be repeated to anyone, especially Chuck.”
“We promise.” They both ব্যক্ত in unison.
Blair was satisfied with that. “I just found out yesterday but I’m pregnant.”
Neither Nate nor Serena ব্যক্ত anything they just stared at her with a blank expression on their faces.
Blair started to feel anxious and ব্যক্ত a little snippily, “Are আপনি going to say anything?”
Nate found his voice first. “Are আপনি sure?”
“Yes I am. I took the test yesterday and I’m going to see a doctor to নিশ্চিত it later today.”
Serena finally found her voice. “Are আপনি upset, Blair?”
She shook her head. “You know I thought I would be but I can’t be. I প্রণয় Chuck and this is our baby that we made out of that love, and that to me is the most beautiful thing that I have ever heard. I want this so much.”
Serena grimaced. “Blair, you’re so young to have a baby. I mean you’re only eighteen and আপনি basically have your whole life ahead of you. What about all of your dreams and what আপনি wanted to do with your life?
Blair shot her an angry glare. “If আপনি can’t be happy for me then that’s fine but don’t try to bring me down and get me upset about it. I know what you’re talking about S; আপনি think I’ve screwed up my chance to get into Yale. And maybe I have, but that doesn’t matter to me anymore. I would give Yale up in a heartbeat for Chuck and this baby.”
Serena reached out to touch Blair’s hand but she moved it out of the way before she could clasp it. “Blair, I’m not trying to get আপনি upset অথবা mad, I just want আপনি to be realistic here. It’s such a huge responsibility and one that you’re too young to do on your own. Do আপনি think Chuck is going to be happy about this?”
She shrugged. “I know he’s going to be furious about it because that’s how Chuck is. He doesn’t want anything to do with children অথবা শিশুরা but I’ll just have to change his mind. And if he still is being difficult about it, then oh well. No one is going to convince me not to have this baby, not even Chuck.”
Nate stood up and began to pace around the room. He turned back to Blair. “Why do আপনি think Chuck is going to be furious?”
She looked at him in amazement. “Do আপনি even have to ask? Do আপনি know the same Chuck that I do? I was his best friend for eight years and we talked about this often. He ব্যক্ত that even as an adult he wouldn’t want to have children because he didn’t want to do the same thing to a child that his father did to him. It’s going to be a nightmare to tell him, I know that.” Her shoulders slumped in defeat.
Nate took the chair beside her and wrapped his arm around her shoulders. “I’m happy for you, Blair. All that matters to us is if you’re happy.”
She kissed him on the forehead. “Thank you, Nate. That means a lot for আপনি to say that to me after everything that has happened between us. I am happy, I’m just really scared and worried what Chuck is going to say.”
“What if Chuck doesn’t want the baby?” Serena asked.
She started to get a blinding headache from all of their questioning. “Then I guess I’ll be forced to break up with him. I don’t even want to imagine that happening right now, I can’t even think about my life without Chuck. But if he makes me choose between him and the baby, I will choose the baby. He is not going to tell me what to do; I will make sure of that.”
They both shook their heads in agreement at that. “I think that is a very wise decision, Blair.” Nate chimed in.
“I know. I need to ask আপনি guys a favor anyways. Can both of আপনি come to ডিনার tonight? Maybe it will soften the blow a little bit when I tell Chuck.”
Serena smiled. “Of course will come to dinner, anything আপনি need don’t ever hesitate to ask. We’re your বন্ধু and we would do anything for you. Do আপনি think that maybe you’re overreacting and that Chuck might actually be happy about the baby? He loves আপনি after all.”
Blair sighed and rubbed her temple. “I doubt it but I sure hope so.”
Blair was becoming impatient with all of the waiting she was doing in the doctor’s office. First she had to wait before being called into the exam room and now she was waiting again for the doctor to come into the room. She wanted to make sure she was actually pregnant. Maybe she had jumped the gun and she wasn’t. Pregnancy tests were inaccurate sometimes and the only way she would know for sure was when the doctor examined her and gave her the news from his own lips. Still not knowing for sure was killing her and she was cursing the doctor to hell when he walked into the room. She adjusted her গাউন, gown to cover আরো of her legs.
“I’m Dr. Thompson, Miss…” He consulted the chart. “Waldorf. So what can I do for আপনি today?”
He sat on a মল and snapped on a pair of latex gloves.
She swallowed hard. “I think I might be pregnant. I took a প্রথমপাতা pregnancy test yesterday and it ব্যক্ত that I was but আপনি just never know for sure unless আপনি come to the doctor’s office. So, here I am. I just want to নিশ্চিত it before I tell my boyfriend.”
Dr. Thompson nodded. “Alright, well I guess all we have to do now is take a look.”
The doctor completed his exam and looked at Blair with a smile on his face. “You were right Miss Waldorf, আপনি are indeed pregnant.”
A smile overtook her face. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome. How do আপনি think your boyfriend is going to take the news?”
Her smile was replaced দ্বারা a frown. “I’m not sure. I hope he’ll be happy but আপনি just can never tell with him.”
He nodded sympathetically. “Good luck with that.” He consulted his computer and some charts. “It looks like you’re a little over two months pregnant and you’re due তারিখ is November nineteenth.”
“November nineteenth.” She repeated, placing a hand over her stomach.
“Everything looks so great so far with the baby. I am going to give আপনি a prescription for some prenatal vitamins and I will see আপনি back here in four weeks. And if আপনি want then we will take a sonogram and we will be able to tell the sex of the baby.”
“Thank you, Dr. Thompson. I would like that very much.”
He left the room and Blair shrugged out of the paper গাউন, gown they had প্রদত্ত her and put her regular clothes back on. She placed her hand on her stomach again. She couldn’t wait to meet this baby. It was surely going to be the best thing that ever happened to her. She just hoped it would be for Chuck too.
As she left the doctor’s office she remembered back to the time that she and Chuck had had the conversation about children and if they would ever have them.
They were sitting on the পালঙ্ক in his suite and he was guzzling a flute of champagne even though he was barely fifteen. Blair didn’t criticize him about it though, that was one of the perks of their friendship they accepted each other for who they were and there were not games between them.
Chuck was regaling her with the latest story of his attempt to বিছানা a brunette beauty.
She cut him off. “Chuck, do আপনি ever think about what our life is going to be like when we get older? Who we’re going to marry and how many kids we’re going to have? Things like that.”
He had the flute raised to his lips but hurriedly set it down on the coffee table. He smirked. “Why would I think about things like that? We’re only fifteen years old, Blair.”
“I know. I always think about these kinds of things. I just can’t help myself. I want the perfect life, the perfect marriage, and the perfect kids.” He laughed at this but she continued on. “Do আপনি want any of those things that I just mentioned?”
He shook his head. “I don’t think so. I’m not entirely sold on the marriage idea but I am certain that I never want to have kids.”
“Why?” She asked puzzled.
“I just don’t think it would be fair to the kid if I was it’s father. After seeing how my father treated me I don’t think I could ever have kids because I would be scared that I would do the same thing. Bart’s scared me for life on this particular subject.”
She gripped his hand. “You would never be like that to your child. আপনি know why?” She didn’t wait for him to answer. “You know better than Bart ever did. You’re not like him Chuck, even though আপনি pretend আপনি are. আপনি are so much better than that.”
“I don’t know if I am, Blair.” He ব্যক্ত with an uncharacteristic sad expression on his face.
“You are.” She insisted. “Don’t আপনি want to experience that kind of প্রণয় in your life?”
His playful nature returned and he ruffled her hair with his hands. “The only person I’ll ever প্রণয় is you, Waldorf.”
She laughed with him. “Back at you, Bass.”
Blair made her way back প্রথমপাতা after the doctor’s appointment to get ready for ডিনার that evening. She just hoped that Chuck had changed his mind in the last couple of years অথবা she was going to be completely screwed. He had to want this baby; she just kept reminding herself over and over again of that fact. Except she didn’t believe it at all.
She sighed; ডিনার was not going how she planned it at all. Instead, Chuck was sullen and moody while Serena and Nate chatted with each other. After thirty মিনিট of tense silence she finally exploded. “Are we ever going to actually talk to each other?!”
Chuck placed his hand over hers, trying to calm her down. “It’s a little awkward to say the least, B.” He turned to Serena and Nate. “I don’t know, Serena was it?” She nodded. “And Nate is your ex-boyfriend so forgive me if I’m not jumping up and down with joy for wanting to talk to him.”
Nate frowned but Chuck continued. “What was the purpose of this ডিনার anyways? I could think of much better things that we could be doing, Blair.” He ব্যক্ত with a suggestive leer.
Blair gave him a cold look. “I thought it would be nice if আপনি got to know some of my friends, Chuck. I consider Nate a friend now, so don’t be rude to him.”
Chuck removed his hand from Blair’s and shouted, “I don’t want to be বন্ধু with your ex-boyfriend!”
“Chuck.” Nate said. “I know why you’re hesitant to have Blair around me and I can’t say that I blame you. I would feel uncomfortable too if I was in your position. But আপনি have to know that I don’t want Blair anymore, we were always আরো like বন্ধু than boyfriend and girlfriend. Blair was in প্রণয় with আপনি and I could tell that. Anyways, I’m with Serena now. I প্রণয় Serena.”
Serena turned to Nate with a huge smile on her face and a shocked expression wavering in her eyes. “You প্রণয় me?”
Serena threw her arms around his neck. “I প্রণয় আপনি too.”
They shared a চুম্বন before Nate spoke again. “See? আপনি have nothing to worry about, man.”
Chuck threw his arms around Blair’s shoulders. “Alright, I do have to admit that I was a little worried how আপনি felt about Blair. I thought that maybe আপনি still had an attraction to her. Maybe we can work something out and try to be friends. For Blair’s sake.”
Blair went to চুম্বন him on the cheek but he moved his face so her lips touched his mouth instead. Once they broke apart she was grinning like a fool. “I actually have something to tell you, Chuck.”
“It’s not something আপনি tell someone at the ডিনার table. It’s a little আরো important than that but I will tell আপনি later.”
A frown appeared between his brows. “Is it that important?”
“Yes, very important.”
The frown deepened. “Are আপনি alright, Blair?”
“I’m fine.” She reassured him. “Actually, I’m better than fine. I am very happy দ্বারা this piece of news and I just hope that আপনি will be too.”
He grinned. “If it makes আপনি happy then it will make me happy.”
Blair smiled back at him and leaned her head on his chest. The rest of the evening went surprisingly well. Everyone got along and even Nate and Chuck spoke quite a lot. In fact they made plans to go do something tomorrow. That was a definite improvement on Chuck’s part.
Now she just had to tell him that she was carrying his baby. The time had finally come and she was almost so scared that she didn’t even want to risk telling him. Blair didn’t want to lose him but the baby came before anything else for her.
She sat alone in her bedroom waiting for Chuck to come in. The fluttering in her stomach was getting worse every সেকেন্ড that she had to wait and that was just an extra মিনিট of postponing the truth from Chuck.
He finally came through the door and leaned against it. “So Waldorf, what is this big news that আপনি have to tell me?”
She smirked. “First before I get into that, I just wanted to tell আপনি how proud of আপনি I am that আপনি made an effort to be friendly to Nate. I know that wasn’t easy for আপনি and I appreciate it. Is it possible that আপনি might actually be beginning to like Nate Archibald as a friend?”
He looked down at the floor sheepishly. “Possibly, but I wouldn’t read too much into it. I’m doing it as a favor to আপনি but I think he might be an okay guy.”
She patted the বিছানা and he came over and sat down. “Chuck, I found out something today which I am thrilled about. But I don’t know how you’re going to react and that has me very worried.”
He grabbed her hand. “What is it? You’re starting to scare me now B, all I’ve been hearing is how important this is. You’ve just got to come out and tell me now.”
She nodded. “Promise me that আপনি won’t be upset about it.”
Blair felt like she was about to heave and she didn’t know if that was because she was pregnant অথবা because she was so nervous about what Chuck was going to say. She wet her lips. “I-I-I”
She couldn’t get the words out and Chuck looked like he was ready to throttle her. “I’m…”
“Just say it, Blair!” He exploded. “You’re what?”
She tried to take a deep calming breath but it didn’t work. She forced herself to try and calm down for the baby’s sake. “I’m pregnant.”
A shocked silence followed her proclamation. He looked like he had been hit over the head with a baseball bat. “You’re what?” He asked in amazement. Daring her to tell him again.
“I’m pregnant, Chuck. We’re going to have a baby.”
To Be Continued…
A/N: Okay, I’m back from my ankle surgery and everything went fine. I’m just in a lot of pain but I’m sorry for having no নবীকৃত তথ্য out sooner than this. I know this is my most জনপ্রিয় story, so this is the one I decided to update first. Please let me know how আপনি enjoyed this latest chapter.