Chapter One

As the early morning sun streamed through the curtains, Rory Gilmore stirred. She tossed and she turned, trying to break out of the nightmare that was her reality. The words of last nights events still playing in her head.

"Rory, I think we need to...um...break up." Dean had mumbled, looking down at his plate.

"What did you say?" Rory had asked in disbelief.

"I'm sorry Rory, but we're through. I've found someone else..." Dean had said softly.

"What? No, no! We've always been together Dean, you can't leave me! Please don't leave me. I love you." She had pleaded.

"Rory, please don't make this so hard. No one can last forever.." Dean tried to soothe her.

"You don't love me. Do you?" Rory said, hurt in her voice.

"Rory, I love you...but I'm not in love with you. Can't you see that?" He replied, looking into her eyes, which were brimming with tears.

"No Dean, I don't see it. I have to get out of here." Rory said, tears streaming down her face, as she stood up from the table.

Dean stood up immediately. "Wait Rory. Please don't go yet. I don't want us to end like this..."

"Well, sorry Dean, you just made it pretty clear that 'Us' are ended." She replied, crying even more as she walked away.

"Rory. You know I still care about you. I never meant to hurt you." Dean said, grabbing her wrist.

"Yeah? Well, Dean you did." And with that Rory ran from the restaurant all the way home in tears.



*******************************************************************

"Sunshine? It's time to get up..." Lorelai sung to her daughter, shaking her gently.

"I don't want to. I wanna stay in bed forever, never to see the piece of crap I loathe, which is Stars Hollow." Rory mumbled into her pillow dramatically.

"Aww, come on hunny! All of Stars Hollow, is not Dean. Plus, ever since Uncle George, I vowed to never let any of my family become hermits!" Her mother replied, sitting on the edge of her bed.

Rory sat up, "Who was Uncle George?"

"The man who went crazy...that was in the thing..."

"Uh! You liar! There was never any Uncle George on either side of this family!" Rory accused.

"No, no, I'm telling the truth! I believe he was your grandmother's brother..." Lorelai lied.

"Mom! Grandma is not crazy!"

"Oh, that's what you think. Once I heard her soothing her antique furniture after I spilled cranberry juice on them once."

"Mom, stop!"

"Ah ha! Got you up didn't I? Your mind is too filled with, 'Maybes and What ifs' about your grandma to go back to sleep now!" Her mother smiled, pulling Rory out of bed.

"Not exactly Mom." Rory groaned, pulling back.

"Come on! Coffee at Luke's on me! Come on Rory, get up." She said, pulling Rory up again.

"Mom, coffee at Luke's is always free. We never pay." Rory countered.

"Oh come on!" Lorelai finally pulled Rory up. "Phew, there. Now, get dressed, and we'll go! And if I see you laying back down when I come back. You just consider your toast burned missy!"

"Ooo, I'm real scared Mom." Rory said as her mother left the room.

*******************************************************************

"Lukey-Luuuke-Kins! Where are youuu?" Lorelai called as she and Rory entered the diner.

"Right here." Luke said, refilling coffee for a girl sitting by the window.

"Good! Get us two coffees please." Lorelai cooed.

"Coming right up." Luke said, going back behind the counter.

Rory and Lorelai sat down at their usual table. "You want anything to eat sweetie?"

"No, I'm fine..." Rory mumbled, looking at the table.

"You're starin' pretty hard at that table, you know..."

"Mom, Everyone in here knows. I can feel it."

"No they don't! It's your imagination." Lorelai said.

"Then why is everyone staring at me?"

"Cause you're so pretty." Lorelai grinned.

"Yeah, that's it." Rory said sarcastically.

"Rory! Hunny, how are you doing dear? Everything okay?" Miss Patty boomed, placing her hand on Rory's shoulder.

Rory looked at her mother. "Yeah, Miss Patty....I'm fine."

"I heard, and well, I just wanted to let you know that I and Stars Hollow are very sorry, sweetie. And you just come to me if you need anything OK?" Miss Patty said sympathetically.

"Yeah, she'll be fine Patty." Lorelai said.

"Yes, I'm sure she will. She's a very strong girl."

"Yep, she is. Well, I guess we'll talk to you later than." Lorelai said, encouraging her to go.

"Yes. Well, good-bye Rory, Lorelai."

"Bye." They both said.

Rory looked at her mother. "Yeah, sure nobody knows!"

"I'm sorry hun!"

"So, it's official. Everyone in town knows that Dean broke up with me! Great, just great!"

A/n: Hey everybody! Thanks for reading this! This is my first Gilmore Girls fanfic! I really hope y'all enjoy it! Let me know if you have any good ideas or anything! Thanks again! :o)