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19 December 2012 @ 08:31 pm
24 Gifts Of 2012 - Day Nineteen - Moments In Time - Frog Prince  
More of the Ryan/Blair!Verse created in 'Ryan/Blair Birthday', where Blair's birthday was ruined by a Serena/Nate sextape playing and, despite usually being insulting towards him, Ryan surprised her with an incredibly re-party the next day and she actually enjoyed the over the top tackiness of it.

Moments In Time - Frog Prince

"I can't believe, of all the people in the world, it's you I just married," Blair said as she and her husband shared their first dance.

"You can't believe it?" Ryan replied, leaning in to whisper in her ear. "I keep flashing back back to all the time you called me a lowly peasant who conned his way into the New York Royalty."

"Well, I just... didn't realize that rather than a peasant, you were... the Frog Prince," Blair said with a sweet smile.

"All I needed was a kiss from the beautiful princess?" Ryan teased.

"Exactly," Blair said, reaching up to touch the back of his neck. "And instead of retrieving my gold ball from the deep pond, you gave me tacky plastic jewels and a barbie birthday cake."

Ryan laughed. "For the record, even if you'd continued to be completely cruel and vicious to me? It still would have been worth it to see you smile that day."

"Can I tell you a secret?" she asked.

"I hope so," Ryan replied. "I mean, why marry me if you don't trust me?"

Blair made a face at him. "I still have all of the gifts, they're tucked into my closet where no one can find them. But the Tiara comes out whenever I've felt bad. You were the first person who really... you made me feel like I deserved all my dreams."

"Well, now you have me, and you don't need to pull out a plastic tiara for the reminder that you are Blair Waldorf, and you are going to run this city. Hell, you could run the entire world if you set your sights on it."

"I think I'll settle for the city to start," Blair said, kissing him as the guests clapped.


"I feel fat," Blair declared as she stood in front of the full length mirror in she and Ryan's room, turning side to side as she frowned at her reflection.

"You're not fat, you're seven months pregnant and absolutely gorgeous," Ryan called from the closet. "But close your eyes."

"You better be dressed in your tux and not in jeans, because it's your party and we aren't missing it, Ryan Atwood," Blair replied, dutifully closing her eyes.

"I'm in the tux," Ryan said as he approached.

Blair felt the brush of his hands over her hair and opened her eyes to see the plastic tiara he had given her so many years ago was perched on her head. "Ryan..."

"You are beautiful, and perfect just the way you are," Ryan whispered, wrapping his arms around her waist and resting his hands on her stomach. "I mean, I will be thrilled to no longer have quite so many, or so strong, mood swings..." he continued, grabbing her hands so she couldn't smack him. "I love you, Blair. You know that, and you know I wouldn't lie to you. If you looked bad, let alone as horrible as you seem to think you look, I would tell you."

"And then make a run for it," Blair replied, smiling slightly.

"No, no," Ryan said. "The key is to start running, then call it over my shoulder as halfway down the hall. That way you have no chance of catching me."

"Of course."

"So, you ready for your first big event since you started showing?"

"I guess," Blair said. "You ready to get your award for man of the year?"

"Not in the slightest," Ryan replied, shaking his head. "All I did was renovate an apartment building."

"And then fight for the residents when you found out the owner hadn't dealt with mold problems and that's why people were getting sick," Blair corrected. "You saved those people money and their lives. And now they have a lovely, mold free, building owned by a non-slumlord..."

"I still can't believe you convinced Chuck to invest in a low income housing project," Ryan replied.

"I think it was you calling him a selfish jackass who clearly wasn't human that did it," Blair replied. "Apparently, your opinion holds serious weight in the Upper East Side, who knew?"

"Well, I am married to the Queen of the City," Ryan teased.

"More like the Queen is lucky enough to be married to her Frog Prince."


The first time Ryan and Blair took Audrey ice skating, Blair spent most of the morning laughing as Ryan fell more than Audrey did, the little girl giggling as she asked her daddy if he was okay.

"Thankfully, daddy used to fall down a lot, so I'm pretty sturdy," Ryan replied, smiling and kissing his daughter on the forehead. "Why don't you go skate with Mommy while I go get all of us some hot chocolate?"

"Okay!" Audrey said cheerfully, moving quickly, though far from gracefully, over to Blair.

"Daddy's so silly, falling over," Blair said as she took Audrey's hand. "But, he's very sweet to try for us."

"Jenna's daddy never does fun stuff," Audrey agreed, watching Blair's feet move and trying to copy her. "And her mommy thinks shopping is the only fun thing they can do together. I like shopping with you, but it gets kinda boring, so I like skating better. And when Daddy takes me to the park or plays card games with me..."

"Card games?" Blair asked. "What card games?"

"We played Poker for candy on Halloween," Audrey said. "I think daddy just wanted to make sure I didn't eat too much."

"I think so, too," Blair agreed as she saw Ryan walking back towards them with a cup holder and three steaming cups of hot chocolate. "Come on, let's go thank daddy for serving us like the peasant he is," she said, the last part loud enough for Ryan to hear.

"And here I thought I was the Frog Prince," Ryan said, feigning hurt.

"You're neither," Audrey declared as she took her cup. "You're the king of the upper east side."

"I am?" Ryan asked.

"Uh-huh. Mommy's the Queen, so you're the king."

"That's not how it works in real royalty," Ryan pointed out.

"It is in some places," Audrey said firmly. "And in Fairy tales."

"My mistake," Ryan said.

Blair hid her smile by sipping her hot chocolate, but couldn't resist, lightly elbowing Ryan in the side. "You were just corrected by your six year-old," she said.

"Well, she takes after her mother, she always has to be right," Ryan replied with a grin before kissing Blair. "I love you."

"I love you, too."

The End

Audrey is named after Audrey Hepburn, since it is canon that Blair adores her, and it seemed fitting.

I may actually name this the 'Frog Prince!Verse'... I felt it was a good analogy, and fit with canon GG comparisons... like at the end of season 4 we had The Prince (Louis), The Pauper (Dan) and The Dark Knight (Chuck)... ano d in this verse, Ryan is Blair's Frog prince... she saw him as something to scrape off the bottom of her shoe at first, but then she realized just how wonderful he is and he became her prince charming.

I'll probably write other ficlets about the development of their relationship at some point, but... I wanted a happy ficlet... lol
crossover_fancrossover_fan on December 20th, 2012 05:40 am (UTC)
I really like this. It's sweet to read Ryan and whoever his wife is spending moments like this with their son or daughter.