Blair gets drunk on gin and tonics. Dan’s new best friend is whiskey. Nothing happens except he looks at her too much – the heart decals stuck around her eyes, the sweep of giant false eyelashes, the dark arranged curls, the sweetheart cut of her top, the fluff of skirt. She looks like a doll, the kind that’s poseable and comes with a separate outfit.
Only Vanessa notices his noticing and says, with extreme disgust, “You’ve got a crush on the princess, don’t you?”
Dan does not kiss her that night, but for the first time he admits to himself that he wouldn’t mind it. [x]