Dan: I didn’t tell anybody.
Serena: How can I know that?
Dan: Because I gave you my word, because I love you.
Dan: I love you. Not just because I thought you were pregnant, and not the way you love some random guy who picks up your lit paper, or some girl who likes your hair.
Serena: Oh. Okay.
Dan: … Okay? That response is not okay.
1.13 | A thin line between Chuck and Nate.
Serena: I need to know why you love me.
Dan: Because I do.
Serena: I really want to trust you when you say those words, Dan. So maybe if I knew why, I’d stop being so scared of hearing them and afraid to say them.
Dan: Okay. Wanna talk about why—
Serena: It has to do with my mom and her many marriages.
Dan: There, that’s why. Because I actually like it when you interrupt me, which is often, by the way. I love you because you make no apologies about being exactly who you are. Beautiful, smart, sexy as hell.
Serena: Now you’re embarassing me.
Dan: That’s another reason. You’re completely unaware of your effect on me. You’re also completely unaware that you laugh like a four year old.
[Serena laughs] Just like that. And I love you because you can be with someone like me, and still be best friends with someone like Blair.
Serena: Yeah, well I try to be.
Dan: I know you do, and that’s not easy. But you never give up on her, that is how amazing you are.
Serena: Well you’re amazing too. For being able to say all those things. You just are. [they kiss] And I love you.