The Switch- Chapter One
A/N: This just might be a crazy idea but I’ve decided to run with it. Hope u enjoy. :D
The old man had finally kicked it. Bart bas, bass had died and his son wasn’t the least bit upset. He had been expecting this for the last few years, not that they had been close of anything like that. Actually Bart had despised everything that was Chuck Bass.
Chuck glanced at the prostitute that was in his bed. Were they supposed to spend the night? He had hired enough of them in his twenty eight years and he was going to kick this one out faster than u could even think the word hooker. He tugged on one of the raven strands of her hair. Hard. She immediately yelped and gave him a questioning look.
“What the hell was that for?” she asked, as she massaged the part of her head that was now aching. Chuck bas, bass was a very strong man indeed.
“Listen sweetheart, all I needed was a fuck and now that you’ve taken care of that part of your job, I don’t need u to stick around any longer.”
Her mouth dropped opened but she quickly grabbed her belongings and stormed to the front door. “You really are a dick just like everybody says u are.”
She slammed the door behind her but not before he roared, “Don’t u forget it either.”
He sighed in annoyance. Women. His only interest in them was purely for sex, and he didn’t understand why anyone would put up with the constant shit and nagging that they always seemed to do after a certain amount of time.
He stretched out further in his bed and his mind drifted off to thoughts of his father again. Bart hadn’t talked to him in at least three years and he had been surprised to get the call that he had died, but it didn’t upset him. For him to have been upset about his father dying, he would have had to love him, but he never had. Bart had never loved him and he had never reciprocated that love towards him. They were only father and son in the strictest sense of the word not because they felt anything for each other.
Chuck bas, bass had never felt love in his entire life and that might have resulted in him becoming very cynical, and not trusting anyone. He was better off on his own without anybody around him. That’s why he had not been sure of what to think when he had gotten a call from his lawyer and he had told him that Bart had left everything in his will, and they needed to go over certain things because of a few stipulations. He couldn’t believe that his father would leave anything to him. Why would he? They were nothing to each other and he couldn’t quite grasp the concept that he wouldn’t leave anything for his widow, Lily Bass. That didn’t seem quite right but he would go to the reading of the will tomorrow. It was probably just another one of his father’s games. If u could even call him a father.
As he slowly drifted off to sleep, his last thought was of how he could get back at his father for all the humiliation and pain that he had caused him over the years. Then it came back to him and he remembered that he had died. That brought him a certain level of comfort and he supposed that made him some sort of monster. But he didn’t care.
The volgende dag brought a certain level of excitement for Chuck as he made his way into the lawyer’s office. He didn’t know exactly if he was going to like what he heard but it was sure to be interesting. He had dressed sharp in a pinstriped suit and a tie, not those silly bowties he used to wear when he was a teenager. A little chuckle escaped his lips as thought back to those days. What a waste of time.
He didn’t even bother knocking on the door to the office because Chuck bas, bass didn’t knock, he just made his presence known in the best possible way. The lawyer frowned down on his with annoyance and Chuck knew that he had probably heard all the stories of his drinking and carousing, but that only brought a bigger smile to his face. He loved making people uncomfortable.
“Why don’t u take a seat, Mr. Bass?”
“Are u sure that u just don’t want me to stand over u and make this even meer uncomfortable than it is?” he asked with a grin.
A perpetual frown stayed on the lawyer’s face. “Don’t make this harder than it has to be, Bass.”
“Of course not, Lafayette.” But he took a zitplaats, stoel anyways. “Why isn’t Lily here?” He didn’t care that she wasn’t there but he found it very odd that his father’s widow wouldn’t be here for the reading of his will. That didn’t make sense unless she was up to something which he wouldn’t doubt. The busje, van der Woodsen’s were very manipulative door nature.
Mr. Lafayette cleared his throat importantly like what he was about to say would be of great importance. “Mrs. bas, bass is here but I need to talk to u first before she is brought in. I need to go over the stipulations that are in the will and if everything is agreed upon we will not have a problem, but I don’t see that being the case.”
“What the fuck is going on here?”
“You will watch your language while you’re in here. Do u understand?”
“Yes.” Chuck agreed to grudgingly. He didn’t like this one bit but he would be getting everything that was owed to him. He hadn’t put up with his father for this long with no potential gain to his already sizable fortune.
“Alright Mr. Bass, as I explained to u on the telephone yesterday, your fathers instructions in the will were very clear. u are to inherit everything that he owned. I do mean everything.”
“Then what’s the problem?”
Mr. Lafayette sighed. This was going to be the hard part. “The only way that u will be able to take what is rightfully yours is if u agree with what your father wanted u to do. That is the stipulation and if u do not abide door it then everything will go to Lily and her side of the family. u will get nothing.”
A biting smile remained on his lips. He should have figured something like this. This was his father they were talking about for Christ’s sake. “What is the stipulation?” he asked in a hard tone.
“You will get everything that is presented in the will to u if u make a certain someone fall in love with u in the required sixty days. The instructions door your father are very clear and there is not a glitch in them, of any way to get around them. Mr. bas, bass has zei in the will that his wife will be able to choose the person that she will send to u and u will have to make this person fall for u of everything transfers to Lily. I have never seen anything like this in my over thirty years of practicing law. Do u understand why your father would create such a clause in his will?”
He felt his mouth drop open and the anger that always coursed through him when he talked about his father began to go through him again. The fucking bastard. “Of course I fucking do!” This time Lafayette zei nothing about his use of cursing, he supposed it was understandable. “My father has hated me his entire life and this is just his little way of making sure that I didn’t get anything that belonged to me. He’s expecting me to fail at this just like he has wanted me to fail my entire life. I’m twenty-eight fucking years old but he has always treated me like a child that needs to constantly be monitored. Are u sure there is no way to get around this? You’re a lawyer, aren’t u supposed to be good at this type of thing?”
He shook his head sadly. “There is no way of getting around it. The clause is iron willed and it cannot be changed. I suggest that u talk to Mrs. bas, bass about this.”
“Oh, I will. But if I knew my father at all and I think that I did. That’s not all there is to it, is it?”
“You are very perceptive about things, Mr. Bass. There is a lot meer actually. The person that Lily chooses will have to live with u for the required sixty days. And door the end of those zei sixty days if she is not in love with you, then u will lose everything.”
“How can I lose something if I didn’t even have it in the first place?”
“There is another clause in your father’s will. I know and everybody else does that u have started your own multi-million dollar corporation but that business was at first funded door bas, bass Industries and anything that u have, and that has been funded door Mr. Bass’s money will immediately be transferred over to Lily if u fail at this. Your father thought of everything.
“Are u telling me that if I don’t play this stupid game of my father’s that I will actually lose my fucking company? He growled in rage.
“That is exactly what I’m telling you. Everything that u have spent money on of that has been funded door him will not be yours anymore unless u prove to him and to yourself that u can do this. This was your father’s final wish.”
Chuck stood up and angrily strode over to the window, and shoved his hands into his pockets. “Even in death he’s still trying to control me. This is just his last mission to humiliate me but I’m not going to let that happen.” He turned around and looked Lafayette right into the face. “I have sixty days, right?”
“Hmm,” he mused. “I can make someone fall in love with me. That’s simple. She’s probably going to just be some slut without any brains. I want to see Lily now.” He zei it like an order and the lawyer quickly got to his feet.
“Come with me then.”
Chuck thrust the door open and saw Lily bas, bass sitting in an arm chair against the wall. Mr. Lafayette quickly made himself scarce.
“What the fuck is this?”
Lily attempted a smile and turned in his direction. “Charles. Before we discuss the will just let me say that I’m sorry for the loss of your father.
He scrunched his face up in amusement although nothing was funny about this situation. “My loss? I wouldn’t even call this a loss. I would actually have to have cared about my father and there sure as hell wasn’t the case.”
Lily zei nothing meer on that matter except, “The funeral is tomorrow.”
“I’m not going.” He immediately said.
I’m not going just like I said,” He shook his head in disgust. “My father always hated me and today proved that with this latest stunt he is pulling. Why the hell should I go to the funeral of a man that I don’t even care if he is dead?”
Her mouth tightened and she looked at him sternly. “I know that u and Bart were never close but u can’t just blame that on your father, u were as much to blame as anyone else. And how harsh is it that you’re not even going to pay your final respects to the man that raised you?”
He shoes make a clicking noise on the tile of the floor as he moved closer to her and zei in a harsh whisper, “For the last time, I don’t give a shit about the funeral and I’m not going. I don’t care if u don’t like that of if the whole city doesn’t, u all can go fuck yourselves. And the reason that my father never paid any attention to me is because he doted on your fucking daughter! What was her name again?”
“That’s right. Precious Serena. I am so sick of all this shit.”
She laid a hand gently on his shoulder. “I can see how upset u are Chuck about all of this. It’s evident on your face.”
“I’m not upset about that!” he roared. “I’m annoyed at the fact that I have to play another one of his stupid games. Why did he do this?”
Lily swallowed hard and looked anyone in the confined room that she could, anything to avoid looking into his face and those hard as stone eyes of his. “Bart put the clause in the will because he wanted u to be happy. He thought that this was the only way for us to do it.
“Happy?” he asked on a laugh. “Why would having to make some stupid woman fall in love with make me happy? Plus the fact that I could lose everything if I don’t do it.”
“Bart believed that u could do it and that is the reason for it. He knew and I’m sure everyone else does too that u lead a very unfulfilling life. All u do is sleep with various women, drink all day, and run a company. Your father didn’t think that was a very good life especially since his own was like that for so many years before he met me. He wanted u to fall in love and be happy. u may think that your life is great but it doesn’t make u happy.”
He couldn’t say that he was happy because he didn’t think there had been a dag in his life that he had ever felt happy. So score one for Lily bas, bass but he wasn’t going to give into her. “And u think that door living with this person that u have chosen for me, will make me happy?”
She smiled. “I’m not saying it will make u happy. But it will give u a challenge that’s for sure because everyone that meets her is always stunned door her beauty but she has this ice Queen quality to her and that puts most people off at once. But I think u are up to it and so did your father. He actually wants u to prove him wrong and toon that u can do this.”
“And you’re alright with this if I succeed?” Chuck asked in amazement. “If I do prove myself capable to be able to do this, you’re going to lose everything and it’s all going to go to me.”
She shrugged her shoulders. “I would rather see u happy and I don’t why. You’ve always been a total shit to me but u are Bart’s son and I want to honor his final wishes, even if I don’t necessarily agree with them.”
He sighed. He really didn’t want to have to go through any of this shit. It was only going to fuck his life up meer than it already was. “I don’t have a choice though, do I?”
“You don’t unless u don’t want your inheritance, and what is yours. Are u willing to give all that up?”
“You know I’m not. I deserve at least that much for putting up with my father for so long.”
She shook her head sadly. “You have a lot to learn, Chuck. I know that u value money as the most important thing in your life but it doesn’t make u happy, and it never will. u have to find something that u love and hold onto it for your entire life because that person is the only thing that can bring a certain piece of calm to your life.”
He ran a hand through his hair in annoyance. “Who is this magic woman that I have to make fall in love with me?” He ignored all of her drivel about finding a person to love. “You do know once that I accomplish this, I will be kicking her the fuck out of my house because she is going to mean absolutely nothing to me. This was all a game to my father and that’s all it will be to me too.”
Lily stared him in the eyes for a few moments before saying, “Her name is Blair Waldorf and u are going to have your work cut out for you.”
“We’ll see about that. Her name doesn’t ring a klok, bell though.”
“It shouldn’t. I am going to tell her about the will and she will be under strict circumstances not to fall in love with you.”
“Do whatever the hell u want, Lily. I’ll just convince her otherwise.”
“Fine. I’ll send her over to your house later?”
He grinned. “Perfect. I guess I better go start preparing for this new houseguest of mine. She’s never known what it has been like to have a bas, bass reekalf, fawn over her. She’s not going to know what has hit her.”
The stupid little prick. How dare he act like this? It had been her idea and not Bart’s to put that clause in the will. She had an ulterior motive but he had never known about that. No one messed around with Lily bas, bass and lived to see it. She would make sure that Chuck never got a cent of anything that he was supposed to. That was where Blair came into play. Blair had been vrienden with Serena for years but as of late they had lost contact with each other but Blair owed her a favor for everything that she had done for her over the years. And especially her mother Eleanor.
She saw her come through the door and Lily sighed in relief. Now all she had to do was explain the plan to her and that might get a little tricky. “Thank u for coming, Blair.”
She nodded. “Anything for you, Lily. Is there something I can help u with? Funeral preparations of anything like that?
She smiled at Blair’s naiveté. “I actually have a little request for you. I know that u have been anxious to pay me back for what I did for you, and not to mention your mother.”
Blair nodded eagerly. “You know how grateful I am. What is it that u want me to do?”
As Lily explained the plan and that she had to live with Chuck bas, bass for the volgende two months, Blair’s eyebrows immediately lowered in displeasure. “Is this for real, Lily? This was in the will? I’ve never heard of things happening like this before.”
“Yes, this is a special clause that Bart wanted to put in the will to make sure that Chuck never got a cent of his money. It was actually all my idea but Bart readily agreed to it. Chuck and Bart have never been close and he knew that his own son would never succeed at something like this. And after all I’ve done for you, I think this would be the perfect thing for u to do for me. u would no longer be indebted to me.”
She sighed and went to take a zitplaats, stoel on the green ottoman. Lily, u know I would do anything for u but this sounds a little too much. Doesn’t he deserve what he is rightfully entitled too?”
“He doesn’t deserve anything,” she growled. “Chuck bas, bass has never been here for this family and nobody likes him. His only thought when he heard that Bart was dead was how much money he would be getting now that his father was buried in the ground. This is the kind of person that Chuck is.”
“I understand all of this Lily, but I’m not really comfortable doing this.”
Lily looked surprised. “I’m very shocked door that Blair, I thought that u would want to help me with something after everything that I have done for you. u know that I am a very powerful woman and that will only have increased with Bart’s passing, and I can make your life hell. I don’t want too but I can if it is necessary. u owe me.”
“Fine.” Blair snipped. “This is so farfetched though. What happens if I end up liking this Chuck Bass? Then what?”
Lily stalked over to her like a predator. “If at the end of sixty days u do happen to love Chuck Bass, u will lie and say that u don’t. I haven’t worked this hard for everything my whole life only to have it taken away from me. u will lie and say that u don’t love him at all and that it was all a game to you. Chuck will be destroyed at the end of this process. Do u understand what I am saying?”
“Yes,” she admitted grudgingly. “I understand perfectly and will do my best to see that I can carry it out with the upmost to my ability.”
“That is what I was hoping that I would here come out of your mouth, Blair. Oh, and when u do meet Chuck, I want u to act like an ice princess. Do anything u can that will make him hate you.”
She rubbed her temples because of the splitting headache that she felt coming on. “Yes, Lily.”
Chuck walked down the stairs and found that his new houseguest for the volgende sixty days was already in the foyer. He expected her to be ugly and that would only make his job all the harder but he was up for the challenge. Not because of the money but because he wanted to prove that everyone was wrong about him. That was not going to be easy.
As he stepped into the foyer, he saw what a startling beauty she had. She looked eerily familiar to him but he knew that he had never laid eyes on her before. From the soft russet curls that laid gently on her shoulders, to the perfectly shaped lips of hers, the startling brown eyes, and a body that could make a nun weep, and not to mention just the right amount of sophistication along with sexy, Blair Waldorf was the most beautiful woman that he ever had laid eyes on. And he had seen a lot of women in his dag and bedded even meer than that.
When she heard the click of his shoes as he entered the room, her eyes strayed to his and he felt a snel, swift stempel, punch in his gut. That had never happened before but he pushed it aside as he strode over to her. He grinned the grin that no woman of any age could resist. “You must be Miss Waldorf, my roommate for the volgende sixty days.”
She stared him full in the eyes but no smile came over her mouth. “We will be living in the same house Mr. Bass, but we will certainly not be becoming roommates anytime soon.”
He liked her wit instantly and his grin became wider. “That’s going to make it a little harder for me then,” he grimaced as he spoke. “Considering that I’m supposed to make u fall in love with u in the allotted sixty dag period.”
Blair shook her head. “That’s not going to happen. My job is to make sure that I don’t fall in love with you.”
“You don’t stand a chance sweetheart.”
“Oh, I think I do.”
“No one can resist the charm of a Bass. This is purely so I can get what is rightfully mine in my father’s will.” Chuck’s eyes drifted down her body and he leered at her. “But I can’t say that I will mind seducing u at all.”
Blair rolled her eyes in exasperation. Get over yourself, Bass.”
“Oh, are we already on to calling each other door pet names? This is going to be even easier than I thought.”
She quickly pushed her chair back and stood nose to nose with him. The tips of their faces were touching. “Your ego is entirely idiotic, Mr. Bass. I think u need to be taken down a peg and that someone should say no to u meer often.”
He traced a line down from her shoulder to her wrist with the tip of his finger. “No one can say no to me, Waldorf.” His voice turned very seductive.
She batted his hand away. “Is that so?”
“It’s always been that way. Should I toon u to the room you’ll be staying in? That is until u decide that my bed is so much meer comfortable, and not to mention pleasurable.”
A small smile finally titled the corners of her mouth, and he figured that he had already won. Blair Waldorf hadn’t proven to be much of a challenge and he had to admit that he was a little disappointed. But that died as soon as she opened her mouth. “No.”
“No?” He questioned.
“You heard me right. u better get used to hearing the phrase because it is going to be coming out of my mouth quite a lot. I will be making sure that I destroy that humongous ego of yours.”
“That’s not the only thing that’s big.”
She snatched her suitcases off the floor and made her way over to the staircase. “I’ll find my way to my room door myself.” She looked at him over her shoulder. “Oh, and try not to make everything about sex.”
“What else is there?”
“Love. But that is something u would know nothing about considering you’re just a dumb, stupid playboy.
He felt his mouth drop open at her proclamation but before he could get a parting shot in, she was already gone. She was just another person that he was going to have to prove wrong. He had only known Blair ten minuten but already she had gotten under his skin, and he looked vooruit, voorwaarts to proving her wrong. It was only because of the will though, he had no real interest in her. A smile crossed his lips as he thought about what he was going to do to her at dinner.
To Be Continued…
A/N: I’m back from California!! Did anybody miss me? It feels so good to be writing again. Another new story. I know this idea is a little out there but it just kept festering inside of my head and I had to write it. If no one likes it I will not continue it. So what do u think of this? Is it worth continuing?