A/N: I've been the fan of the show for years, and I've just finished watching A Year in the Life. And of course all possible ideas and plot twists started twirling in my head. Let's see where it takes us, shall we? :)


"You're what?"

"I'm pregnant."

Lorelei studied Rory's face.

"You aren't kidding, right? Because, kid, that wouldn't be a funny joke. Basically, it would be like the whole Spy movie, but without Statham's hilarious attempts to act..."

"Mom!" Rory sighed, while Lorelei alternatively nodded and then shook her head.

"OK, OK… It's Logan's right? Or… Oh my god, is it Jess'?" Lorelei gasped.

"What?! No!" Rory stared at her mom. "Why would it be Jess'?"

"I mean, I seemed to have noticed something… And Luke said..."

"Mom! No! Jess and I are just friends! He's Luke's nephew, and there's the wedding, and we have all this history… We just talked about my book, because he gave me this idea!"

Lorelei gave her daughter a wide eyed look, clearly taken aback. "And I'm still not over it! He has no right to stick his nose into it!"

"Mom, I'm pregnant! Don't you think it's more important to discuss it? I mean, it's not like we're actually discussing it, it's not a discussable question. It's just more of..." Rory rubbed her forehead. "More of me letting you know. Because..." She took a deep breath in. "Because you're my best friend."

Lorelei's face wavered. "And you're mine… But Rory..."

"I know," Rory interrupted. "It's not… ideal. And it's Logan, and he's engaged, and I have no job, and..."

"So, you're keeping it." Lorelei gave her a cautious look.

"Yeah," Rory answered simply.

"Rory, you're pregnant!" Lorelei cried out.

"Did it just hit you?" Rory laughed against her will.

"Yeah… God, Rory, a baby… I mean, I get the irony, and the karmic symmetry, and the whole Chocolate thing - the movie, not the book. And the whole… Oh, god, if it's a girl, are you naming her Lorelei?"

Rory laughed.

"Sure. And if it's a boy?"

"Rory can be a boy's name," Lorelei offered, and then lunged ahead, and pressed Rory into herself. "Oh, Rory..."

She squeezed her daughter in tight embrace, and in a second Rory returned the hug.

Lorelei sniffled.

"Oy with the poodles already," Rory joked, but her voice was choked. Lorelei let her go and straightened up.

The two women looked at each other.

"What are you going to do?" Lorelei asked in a small voice.

Rory took a long measured breath in. "The first thing I'm going to do is…"

To be continued...