Chair Tales S02E20- The Godfather (Note to readers: Ok so im going to add some stuff about Christening the baby and stuff, but it's not going to be totally based on fact...i know Serena and co. aren't religious so im only adding this stuff for the purpose of the story...none of it is based on how real christenings are carried out, that goes for the whole Godparent practice too, it wont be based on true practice, just made up for the story! So i dont want people thinking huh he/she cant be a godparent he/she isnt even Christian! Lol! and im not christian so i know nothing about this stuff either!)
Preparing for a party!
It has been a few weeks since the birth of Serena's new baby. Blair has been organising a party for the new arrival, a bit like a non-religious post-birth baby shower. The baby has been named already, door Serena and Dan and with some help from Blair!
The baby's full name is Phoebe Mackenzie Humphrey.
Chuck has been visiting regularly, especially since he lives close door to Serena/Dan's house. He has really taken a liking to Phoebe and has brought her lots of gifts. He has however managed to avoid Blair through all this and they haven't spoken since the labor day. Dan has been helping Blair with planning the new-arrival party and Serena has also been trying to help but Blair and Dan want her tor est and not worry about anything else. Blair is at Serena/Dan's house making some final alterations to the layout of the house to prepare for the party tomorrow night.
B: hallo i know we aren't exactly religious of anything but are u ever going to christen your kids?
S: u know that's odd....i was actually thinking about stuff like that....im not sure....i know Dan wouldn't really mind....but i think it can be kinda sweet....christening your child....it doesnt have to be for religious reasons...id like to do it, for Phoebe...i might talk to Dan about it.
B: I want to get Bella Christened...She might like it...
S: Aaaw...Blair that's really sweet....maybe we could do it together? We could get Bella, Phoebe and Zach Christened together...after the new-arrival party?
B: Yeah...id like that.
Later on that day, Serena has spoken to Dan about getting the kids Christened, he has agreed that it would be nice and so Dan makes arrangements with the Church to book a Christening service.
Serena tells Blair the good news.
B: So Dan's arranging everything?
S: Yeah...we even talked about having Godparents too.
B: Really? Yeah...I think Lily would like that.
S: Yeah...in fact....I was thinking of asking u to be her Godmother.
B: Me? (looks shocked, before smiling) S...i'd be honoured....i'd love to! (they hug and giggle)
S: Ok...so it's sorted then?
B: Ummm...what about a Godfather? ...maybe Eric could..?
S: Ummm...actually i have a better idea! (she walks off and makes a call to someone on her phone.)
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Later that dag Chuck arrives at Serena's house as invited door her. Blair see's him come in but he ignores her and walks right past her looking for Serena. On his way he also sees Bella and Zach running around playing, he tries to look at Bella just to remind himself of what she looked like....thinking about what Serena had zei at the hospital about her and about when Bella was born....then at the park when Serena had zei she had his eyes...he tried to get a better look but seeing her face just stung his eyes and he couldn't bare to look at her for too long...it just reminded him of Zane...and Blair cheating on him...Bella wasn't his problem...she wasn't his kid...he was just as sure about that as he was 5 years ago. He carried on walking towards the sound of Serena's voice until he found her.
S: Hey...you made it!
C: Yeah...(they hug) u ok?
S: Yeah...im doing fine....feeling a lot meer active then before!
C: I see something is happening here...let me guess another party?
S: (giggles) Yeah...they only told me about it yesterday...it was kinda meant to be a surprise...its a party for the baby...like a new-arrival thing...we didnt get to make a big fuss about Zach's birth so we're going all out on this one...it's happier times!
C: Yeah i can see....there seems to be a buzz around here...you seem really happy.
S: I am...it's been the best thing ever....i've always wanted two kids!
C: Yeah...you also wanted to bed as many billionaires as u could...
S: Omg Chuck u remember that? That wasn't really an ambition...it was just to annoy my mother, and her mother!
C: So...you zei u had something urgent u wanted to talk to me about.
S: Oh...ummm yeah...it's about phoebe.....me and Dan were talking today...and Blair. We kinda decided to get the kids Christened.
C: Christened? What's the point in that....washing away your sins using your children?
S: No, its not like that...its just...nice...to have them blessed...in fact...Blair has agreed to be Phoebe's Godmother....and we kind of need a Godfather too.
S: And....well, there's no one else id rather have as Phoebe's Godfather other than...you...(she smiles)
C: Your kidding me?
S: No...Chuck...im serious....what do u say, will you?
C: What is this? Another one of your attempts to drag me back into your lives again?
S: What? No, Chuck...im just asking u to be her Godfather.
C: I see what this is, im not stupid! Get Blair and Chuck to be the Godparents...eventually they'll start talking again!
S: No, it's not like that...im not going to force u two to get along...i just wanted to choose the two best people for the job....thats what im doing....there are no other candidates....please Chuck dont take this the wrong way!
C: Look....im not going to play happy families with you...i want to be friends...i want to be there for u but...this Godparent thing...it's unnecessary...im not doing it im sorry...(tries to walk off)
S: Chuck please...just think about it.
C: No, like i said....stop dragging me back into your personal lives...ive moved on! (he storms off)
On Chuck's way out he passes a room that has the door slightly ajar, as he passes he hears Blair laughing, inside the room. He stops....walks closer to the room and peeks in. Blair is in the room with Bella.
B: No!...im not your friend now! (fake crys)
I: (laughs and puts her hands on her ears) I cant hear you!
B: (fake crying with her hands covering her face) Mummy's sad now....you hurt mummy's feelings!
I: (runs over to Blair) Sorry mummy...i was just joking....(pulling Blair's hands away from her face) Mummy....i didnt mean it..im sorry!
B: (stops pretending to cry and grabs Isabella and tickles her) Ha...i was joking to....come here...(tickles her more) that's what u get if u make mummy sad!
I: No...mummy please dont tickle me! (laughing and being tickled) Mummy your hurting me!
B: (stops tickling her and gets worried) Really....are u hurt? Im so sorry baby? (hugs her)
I: It's ok....it's just my tummy hurts from yesterday..
B: It hasn't got better yet?
B: u poor thing...i'll take u to the Doctors first thing tomorrow if it doesn't get better ok.
I: I hate going to the Doctor's!
B: (kisses her) I know baby...but we have to. Because when kids get ill they have to see a Doctor to make sure they're ok...kid's get ill a lot easier than big people, that's why u had all them injections remember. Just like Zach and all your vrienden at school...
I: Yeah but they dont have a mummy as good as mine!
B: Exactly! (hugs and kisses her)
I: Your the bestest mummy in the whole wide world.
B: (smiles) Aaaww. baby i love u so much u know that dont you?
I: Yes..i love u more!
B: (gets emotional) I'll always love you...no matter what, and you'll always be mine, only mine...(tears run down her face)
I: Mummy dont cry...(wipes her tears) dont be sad...Aunty Serena says that u shouldn't be sad in front of me, because then u make me sad.
B: Hey...you shouldn't listen to what mummy and Serena talk about! (pinches Bella's cheeks)
Chuck finds himself smiling...why was he smiling....he hated this...watching them both...but for some reason he couldn't deny how adorable they were, together, mother and daughter....it was touching seeing them together, just being themselves, they care about each other so much...Blair was a mother...she was so different now...she seemed meer mature, meer together, meer responsible...it was nice to see her happy, to see that she'd become such a good person...such a good parent. He looked away for a moment...he was in the wrong place....he shouldn't be standing there watching them...they weren't his problem...he didn't have any reason to be watching them, of thinking about them....he wasn't interested...good for her, she'd sorted her self out...she'd moved on, so had he...there was no reason for them to kruis paths...she could live her life, he would live his, their lives wouldn't intertwine.
He looks at them one last time before leaving. Little did he know that Dan was around the corner watching him the whole time. He had seen Chuck watching Blair and Bella. Deep down Dan knew that it was meer than just curiosity. He knew that something meer significant had drawn Chuck to that door, to Blair's voice. He watched Chuck leave before returning to Serena and telling her what he had seen.
S: And he just stood there watching them?
D: Yep. It was definitely not just out of curiosity...trust me, i know he must have...you know...felt something....for him to want to stand there and watch them....do u know what i mean?
S: Yeah...i know he could never stop caring....although...im just not so sure...i dont think we should even think about it u know...they've both moved on, let them get on with their lives, they dont need each other.
D: What about Bella, what about what she needs? Like a father for example.
S: I know...im just not so sure its a good idea....he doesn't really want to have anything to do with Blair...let alone Bella. He still thinks she isn't his.
D: And what about telling him the truth?
S: Blair doesn't want that....she's been clear with us remember...she doesn't want him in her life....it's too late for him.....and Chuck doesn't want to be around either....he rejected my request of being the Godfather.
S: He zei he didn't want to be dragged back into our lives again...he didn't want to play happy families with us so he zei no...he doesn't want to be the Godfather...
B: Maybe it's for the best. (Blair walks in, overhearing the last part of their conversation only, about Chuck not wanting to be Godfather)
S: B....i didnt hear u come in....how long have u been there?
B: A seconde of two...look i get why you'd want to ask him to be the Godfather....you could have just told me before u asked him....i guess it doesn't make a difference since he zei no anyway.
S: Ummm...yeah...i guess it doesn't....i'll just have to find someone else.
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The volgende evening. The new-arrival party.
It was just a small intimate occasion, for family and friends. There was still quite a number of guests there.
People are admiring Phoebe and Bella and Zach feel important to as they are also being admired door everyone. Blair and Serena spend most of the evening together with a few other vrienden who are also mothers. Dan hangs out with Eric (who has come to the party with Lily and Rufus) and other guy friends.
Later on in the party Chuck makes an appearance, with a big gift for the baby and a special gift for Serena. Serena is surprised to see him.
S: Chuck...you came...I ...ummm didnt think you'd be here.
C: hallo i wouldn't miss it....look about earlier...i was rude to u and im sorry....really i am....i brought u something to say sorry (he hands her a gift bag) I didnt mean to hurt your feelings.
S: (she smiles and hugs him) hallo it's ok....no hard feelings.
C: But...that doesn't mean....it doesn't mean that im saying yes to your offer....i cant be her Godfather...im not cut out for it.
S: You'd be perfect.
C: No, i cant ....i cant make that sort of commitment....i wouldn't want to let u down...or let Phoebe down...im sorry but i cant be her Godfather...but i still want to be part of...your life.
S: (she smiles and puts her hand on his shoulder) u can go half way across the world but you'd always be a part of my life...you know how much i love you.
C: Yeah...im really sorry though...but ill always be here for u and Phoebe and Zach and Dan...for as long as im here.
S; For as long as you're here?! There's no way im letting u leave again! We're your family. Your staying put! Come on....join the party.
They walk off together and kom bij Dan...Blair is also close by. The rest of the party is great fun and everyone has a good time. However, Chuck and Blair still haven't spoken to each other. END SCENE This was a bit rushed (posting it) so sorry for any spelling mistakes that i haven't spotted myself! The volgende episode will be up on Wednesday. I hope u liked this one, i think it was a bit shorter than the others but the volgende episode will be much better, hopefully!
Just a typical occasion...