Please read its important. Hi guys, so due to all the requests I had originally planned to make this story into just two chapters, but this is going to become a multi chapter story. As of right now, I'm not really sure how many, but I will tell you this, don't plan on the updates being every week or every month for that matter. With senior year coming to a close, and deadlines for scholarships looming, there will not be much time for updates. However, I really wanted to get this chapter out especially since the first one came out many months ago. I hope you enjoy it, and I thank you for all the support.

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Serena ran out of that suite like a hellhound was snapping at her heels. The truth was that she was scared, so she made up some bullshit lie about not feeling anything. Let's face it, Chuck was the biggest womanizer in the world and she was not going to put her heart on the line for him. She didn't know if he had felt anything or not, but it had gone too far, and she had to stop it. All she needed to move on was one kiss, or so she had told herself, but then there were more feelings involved than she had bargained for.

Unfortunately she couldn't just lock herself in her room and ignore him, the holidays were over and school was resuming tomorrow. Not only did she have to face Chuck but Dan as well. It was time the real Serena was brought out. Yes, she had changed for the better, but there was still just enough of her old self to take care of this, well these, matters. It was time to show Humphrey just who she was and what she could do to his measly existence. Okay so measly is a bit much, but he was an asshole, so he deserves it, thought Serena. As well as steeling herself to face Chuck and give him the cold shoulder, well as much as she could without looking suspicious.

The next day Serena walked into school like it was her kingdom, and she was their queen. Which technically she once was until, Blair took over. Not that she minded, it was a tiring job. Those who crossed her path, knew that the old Serena was back. Blair was worried about her friend, but she knew that when Serena got like this it was better to get out of her way or it would turn out bad for you, not that she couldn't handle her own, but it would be more troublesome than worth it.

As she passed Dan, she gave him a cold smile and turned to talk to one of Blair's minions. When they had locked eyes he had given her this regretful look, whether it was that he wanted her, or because he had hurt her she didn't know, but she didn't have time to dwell on it, as her next challenge came walking towards her.

"Hey sis," he said.

"Chuck," she said.

Her tone said it all. Don't bother me, don't talk to me, we are not friends. Chuck was taken aback. He couldn't figure out the sudden personality change, but it didn't matter to him. He had always like the fiery side of Serena more than her new attitude. He put an arm around her and whispered in her ear, "Now, now, is that any way to act to a close friend and almost brother?"

Blair was talking to one of her friends when she turned and saw Chuck with his arm around Serena, whispering in her ear. To say she was jealous was an understatement, she was positively livid. She quickly walked over and said in a barely controlled voice, "Since when are you two so close?"

The pair looked at her and Serena felt a slight tug at her conscience. She knew that Blair liked Chuck. Yet another reason to stay away from him. "It's not that we're close its just we had to spend some time with our families and now Chuck acts as if we're actually family," she said before Chuck could respond.

He raised an eyebrow at her obvious lie, his father hadn't been home in three weeks so there were no family obligations to take care of. Interesting, she didn't have a problem using me when she needed me, and now she won't even acknowledge me. Blair looked at him expectantly like she needed to know whether her best friend was lying or not, which might be justified considering Serena had lied to her before now that he thought about it.

"Of course, nothing but family love," he said as he hugged her tighter to his side, "now as much as I love talking to you two, I have other things to take care of." With that he walked away. He would just keep playing it cool, and eventually Serena would come to him, they all did in the end, even the Blair's of the world.

Serena gave herself a mental shake, he had unnerved her more than she cared to admit. She needed to keep it together, she was not going to let Chuck intimidate her or win this fight. She was not going to fall for his tricks like Blair had.

"Hey B, I need a favor," she said turning to her brunette friend.

"Sure, what is it?"

"I need to put out a hit on Dan."

"S, I know the boy hurt you, but there are better ways to torture him, than killing him," said Blair with mild curiosity in her voice. Serena didn't want to do anything to him at first and now she was plotting his death?

"No Blair, not that kind of hit. I mean isolate him, torture him, as in mess up his lunch, or trip him in the hallways. I don't care, but don't make it overly obvious. I want him to feel like its just coincidences at first, and then once he gets it isn't, take it up a notch." Its petty but I don't care, I need to do something to get back at him.

"Sure, you know I'd help you with anything," she said giving Serena a pointed look. Serena knew she was referring to her little incident with Georgina. However she just ignored it, said her thanks and headed to first period.

Just as she was about to enter the school, and hand reached out and grabbed her into the corner.

"Dan what are you doing?"

"I'm sorry but you won't return my calls, and you barely look at me at school, I don't know how else I can talk to you," he responded.

"That was the point Dan. I don't want to talk to you, and I don't want to see you. I have nothing to say to you and you have nothing to say to me."

"Serena-"

"Let me go, I'm late to 1st period already," She pulled her arm from his grasp, and quickly got to her class.

For the rest of the day, she was able to not only evade Dan but Chuck too. Well that was until she got home and saw what was waiting for her. It was her whole "family" or soon to be family. Apparently Bart was back and it was time to pretend they were one big loving family. Now that she and Dan were over, she couldn't believe she had asked such a selfish request. If she had known then what she knew know she would never have asked her mom to marry Bart. Especially since now it would be harder to avoid Chuck.

"Hi guys," she said with a weak smile.

"Serena, you're just in time, we're going out to have a family dinner," said Lily.

"Great," she responded. So much for avoiding Chuck. She decided that she would absolutely not sit by him. She would be damned if she sat next to him. However that plan also went bust when Erick didn't sit between them.

Serena shot him a look, which Chuck saw, which caused her to cringe, which caused a gleam in Chuck's eyes that then made Serena shudder. She knew that gleam and it meant that she had just become his prey. She was officially screwed during this dinner.

She tentatively sat in her seat, and produced a fake smile, that no one but Chuck seemed to catch on to. He leaned over and said, "Don't worry, sis, I'll be on my best behavior."

"I'm not," she replied. She tried to relax herself, after all they were in front of their parents, what could he do to her? There was only one problem with that thought though, she didn't account for the fact that although they were in front of their family, they were on the other side, and there just so happened to be a fairly long tablecloth.

When she felt Chuck's hand on her thigh, she almost jumped out of her seat, but she kept calm. She didn't push his hand off, or encourage him. She didn't know what to do, either choice would leave her looking weak. She pushed it off and she was scared, if she left it then that would mean that she enjoyed his touch. She was going to have to think of a way to get out of this and fast.

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