I love Chelsea/Nick and am totally behind this pairing. Though I wasn’t happy with Nick sleeping with Billie, I can understand what Hogan was trying to do. Build up Nick’s confidence then wind up adding more angst later when the secret came out.
However, I keep coming to another idea that could have worked better IMO. And it’s so in my mind I could almost write a FF on it. I think that Nick shouldn’t have slept with Billie but Chelsea winds up thinking he did. Let’s say we get a few more days of them being “happy”. Meanwhile, Billie sleeps with that geeky assistant. He leaves his belt. Chelsea finds it. Nick is “unavailable” during that time too. Chelsea knows he lost his virginity to an older woman (someone else who isn’t important).
Chelsea takes the belt to Abby to show her (just cause, sigh, she’s that weird). Before she can tell Abby how she found the belt, Abby tells her Nick has one just like it. Chelsea freaks out. Nick comes in. Conveniently, he has lost his belt and Chelsea believes it’s evidence. She begins yelling at him obviously hurt asking how he could do this. Once she outright accuses him Nick is bewildered and tells her it isn’t true. She doesn’t believe him. Knowing how spiteful Chelsea can be, she says some really cruel things to him.
She leaves and then goes to confront her mom (at work). She doesn’t believe her mom when she says it wasn’t Nick but when the assistant comes in and sees his belt Chelsea realizes it’s the truth. Now Chelsea is mortified and goes to apologize to Nick who is hurt and angry.
I guess I want this to be more of a learning experience to Chelsea. Nick’s already made his mistake with Lonely Splicer. Also, it’s obvious Chelsea will be blamed for the fire at Bo/Hope’s house, Nick can swallow his pride and believe that Chelsea would never have done such a thing. His agreeing to help Chelsea is only an act of kindness he tells her but of course this is their way to get back together.
I just think it’s about time that Nick stops treating Chelsea like she is a princess on a pedestal. He’s screwed up more times than is realistic and I can’t imagine Chelsea isn’t yet the real bad guy (other than being mean to him in the beginning). I think Chelsea’s redemption is great and awesome, but I want to see what Rachel Melvin can do portraying Chelsea for not only realizing her screwup, but trying to work through it.
Or, I could just realize I’m way more into this Chick ship than I should admit.