This is an unbeta'd version, all errors are mine.
Title: Deep Down
Word count: app. 270
Summary: Blair's worried that he's going to spend yet another birthday alone.
I can’t believe I’m making such a big deal about walking into the living room. I think it’s because I know I’m alone.
Deep down, I know things are going to be different this year, but, I can’t help feeling a little nervous. What if they’re not? What if I’m wrong and it’s just like every other year, what if he’s forgotten too. I don’t think I could handle that. Not now. Not, when I have....friends.
I don’t want to end up spending another birthday alone in my room, a single cup cake with a lone candle sticking out of it, flickering mockingly at me as I sing happy birthday to myself. I want the people I care about around me, is that really so much to ask for?
I’m being stupid really. I know he’s only popped out, it’s not like he’s gone for the day; he said he’d be back in five.
I need to stop this, this, insecurity. He’s not Naomi! She’s never around on my birthday, and while she always send’s me a card, it never arrives on time. She constantly lets me down. He doesn’t.
When I finally get the courage to walk into the living room, there’s an envelope waiting for me on the coffee table. I can’t help but feel excited as I quickly tear it open. I grin at the card choice, its soo Jim.
As I read the inscription inside, a lump forms in my throat. “Thanks for all your help, Blair. Let’s make this a birthday to remember...Jim”.
Yes, this year is *definitely* going to be different. Thank you, Jim!