|A House Is Not A Home
Author: acenotmary PM
He held out his hand and smiled at her. It was a smile that was already making her heart melt. She shook his hand and smiled back. Oh yes, this would be an interesting year indeed. SophieRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Rory G. & Logan H. - Chapters: 22 - Words: 36,276 - Reviews: 525 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 03-20-07 - Published: 09-21-06 - Status: Complete - id: 3164149
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A House Is Not A Home
A/N: hello readers. Welcome to another new story! So, I've decided to take on two stories at a time now instead of four. That really drained me. Lol. So, this idea has been floating around in my pretty little head for a while now, so I decided to put it on paper. Well, except this isn't exactly paper, now is it? Lol. So, here's info on this story.
Summary/Background Info: A bit Alternate Universe, but only in the sense of a few things. First thing, Lorelai owns the Dragonfly, but she's going to Europe for a year to open and Inn in Italy. Exciting, right? Lol. So, where does that leave Rory? Well, most of you think she'd stay with Emily and Richard. Yeah, well, that's wrong. Lorelai doesn't want that. Instead, Rory will be staying with her father, and to add some small drama, Sherry. Now, another way this is AU. While I personally thought Sherry was a bitch in the show, sometimes she was nice. Yeah, in this story, she'll be pretty bitchy because I need a bitch character. Lol. Rory will be going to Andover, but it won't be a boarding school, it'll be a regular prep school like Chilton. Tristan (because he adds drama) never went to Chilton, but he too goes to Andover along with Colin, Finn, Steph, and my favorite Limo Boy, Logan. Things will make more sense as the story progresses. Most things from the show did happen. She dated Dean, then Jess, but that ended before senior year, which is what she's about to start at Andover. Should be fun, right? Here we go...
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
"I can't believe you're leaving for a year." Rory said to her mother on Sunday morning.
"I know hun, but this is such a great opportunity." Lorelai said as she hugged her daughter.
"I wish I could go with you." Rory said.
"I know, but you have to go to school. Plus, this will give you a chance to spend time with your dad." Lorelai said.
"Mom, I have to go to Andover. Where I'll know no one, and spending time with dad? Ok, that part I'm happy about, but Sherry will be there too. I don't like her, and she doesn't like me."
"What? Of course she likes you. You're thumper. No one hates thumper."
"I'm gonna miss you though, mom."
"I know babe, but we'll talk all the time." Lorelai said with a smile.
"We better." Rory said with a small smile.
"Hey, we're the Gilmore Girls. We can't stop talking."
"Yeah." Lorelai said. "Ok, I gotta go hun. I'll call when I get in? Have a safe drive to your dad's."
"Ok. Bye mom. I love you." Rory said as she hugged her mother good bye.
"Love you too kid." Lorelai said before kissing Rory's head and getting in the awaiting taxi.
Rory sighed as she watched the car pull out of the driveway. She turned and got into her own car, ready to make her way to Boston.
She was met with silence. She was met with just a house. Not her home.
'Of course.' she thought. 'He can't even be here when I arrive.' She sighed before going up the steps. She saw a bedroom door open and assumed it was hers. She stepped into the room. It had crisp white walls with a beautiful quilt on the bed that had purples, pinks, and greens on it. She placed her suitcase on top of the king sized bed and started to unpack it. She put her clothes and shoes in the closet and set up her toiletries in the bathroom. She heard the front door open, and she smiled, hoping it was her father. She walked down the stairs grinning, but her smile dropped when she saw who it was.
"Oh." she said. "It's you." Rory said, trying not to sound mean.
"Hi Rory." Sherry greeted. "How are you?"
"I'm ok, I guess." Rory said with a small nod.
"Are you excited to start Andover tomorrow? It's a great school. I went there myself." Sherry said.
"Sure." Rory said with another nod.
"Well," Sherry said. "I think I'll go lie down fo a while. Long day."
Rory nodded her head again and started to go into the living room.
"Is that all you can do?"Sherry asked.
"Excuse me?" Rory asked, turning to face her.
"Nod your head. Is that all you can do?" she asked bitterly.
"Uhm, no." Rory said.
"Well, I would hope not especially if your father and I have to pay for such an expensive school. You better be able to do more than nod your head." Sherry said before heading up the stairs.
'Bitch.' Rory though. 'A complete 180. Sweet to sour in a matter of two minutes.' Rory sighed and sat down on the couch before flipping on the t.v. This would be an interesting year.
"Dad?" Rory called.
"Hey kid! Where are you?"
"Living room." she said.
"Hey kiddo." Christopher said with a grin as he entered the living room. He sat next to Rory on the couch and immediately hugged her.
"Hey dad." Rory said back.
"So how was the drive up?" he asked.
"Pretty good. Not to much traffic."
"Did you find your room?"
"Yep. I unpacked and everything." she said with a small smile.
"She got home about and hour ago and went upstairs to lie down."
"Ok. So, you hungry?"
"Dad, I'm a Gilmore. We're always hungry."
Chris laughed. "Of course you are. Come on. Let's order a pizza."
After ordering the food, Sherry finally came back downstairs and helped to set the table. The pizza arrived about a half hour later.
"So, excited for school kid?" Chris asked.
"I guess." Rory said. "I won't really know anyone there. But I'll make friends. I'll miss Chilton though. And Lane, and Stars Hollow. And Luke's and even Paris." Rory said with a small laugh.
Dinner continued civilly and afterwards, Rory showered and got ready for bed. She was lying in bed reading when a knock came to her door.
"Come in." Rory said. Her door opened and in walked her father.
"Hey." he said as he sat on her bed.
"Hi." she said.
"Whatcha reading?" he asked.
"Pride and Prejudice." she said.
"Which copy are you on now?" he asked with a small laugh.
"My third." she said with a small smile.
If there was one thing Christopher knew about Rory, it was her love for books. And he knew Pride and Prejudice was her favorite.
"Have I told you I'm glad you're here?" Chris asked.
"No." Rory said.
"Well, I', glad you're here kid." he said.
"Alright. Get some sleep. You have school tomorrow."
"Ok. Night dad."
"Night Ror." he said before kissing her head and leaving the room.
She closed her book after he left and shut off her light before burrowing down in her bed. She was tired, but she couldn't wait for school.
"Morning dad." she said as she kissed his cheek. "Sherry." she greeted as she sat at the table.
"Hey kid. Pancakes?" Chris asked.
"Yeah." Rory said before taking a sip of the coffee that had already been placed in front of her spot at the table.
"Sleep good?" Chris asked as he set the pancakes in front of Rory. She nodded before taking two and putting them on her plate. After breakfast she grabbed her backpack and her dad dropped her off at school on his way to work.
Rory stared at the huge building in front of her. Sighing, she made her way inside and to the attendance office.
"Excuse me." she said to the secretary. "I'm Rory Gilmore. I'm new."
"Of course." she said with a smile. "Here's you schedule. Your tour guide should be here any minute. He must be running a little late this morning." Just then the office door opened and someone stepped inside. "Oh, there he is now." the secretary said. Rory turned around and looked into the most beautiful brown eyes she'd ever seen.
"Hi." she said quietly. "I'm Rory. I guess you're supposed to show me around?" she asked.
He nodded. "Logan Huntzberger." he said as he held out his hand and smiled at her. It was a smile that was already making her heart melt. She shook his hand and smiled back. God, he was gorgeous.
Oh yes, this would be an interesting year indeed.
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