Note: Sequel to Fool for Love, which is story id 1267902

Summary: It is about two and a half years after Fool for Love, around April 2005, which would be somewhere in the 5th season. Rory is away attending school, but she still visits often. Lorelai and Luke are now living together in her house. They are very happy and have a wedding planed for summer. But events are about to be set in motion that may change that. Will they be able to overcome the challenges or will it be the end.

Out of the Blue

Chapter 1: Like Mother, Like Daughter.

"Boring." Click. "Boring." Click. "Dulllll." Click. "Stupid." Click. "Arrrrrgggggghhhh." Lorelai Gilmore thumbed the button on the remote in her hand and turned off the TV. She tossed the remote onto the couch besides her, and shouted, "Come on guys, I'm bored and I want to watch the movie."

"Jeez, woman, be patient. It's not like you haven't seen Terminator: The Musical, ten times already."

Lorelai looked up to see the speaker, Luke Danes, descending the stairs. He was dressed in a large T-shirt and baggy sweatpants, his hair still damp from a recent shower.

Lorelai smiled up at her fiancé and said, "Ooooo, I see you dressed up real sexy for me."

Luke reddened as he looked around, and then scolded, "Lorelai, please, Rory might hear you."

Lorelai waved him off and replied, "She can't hear us. She's back in her room on the phone with Kyyylllleeee."

Luke glanced up the hallway towards Rory's room and said, "Again? I mean she sees him everyday at college, and then she comes home for the weekend to spend some time with her mother, and spends all the time talking to her boyfriend on the phone, and running up our phone bill. They have been dating for over a year. You'd think they could bear not to talk for a couple of days."

Lorelai stood and met Luke as he stepped off the stairs. She wrapped her arms around his neck and said, "Ahh, come on, Luke. You remember what it was like to be young and in love."

Luke smiled as he wrapped his arms around Lorelai's waist, and put his forehead to hers, "Yeah, I seem to have a recollection."

"Besides, Mr. Tightwad," Lorelai said as she gave Luke a quick peck. "It's Saturday and she's on her cell, so unlimited minutes."

Lorelai took Luke's hand and led him towards the couch, as she asked, "How was your day at the diner? I want to hear all about it."

"You know, the usual Saturday. People came in, and ordered food. I made the food, they ate it, and then paid for it."

"Wow, you always have the best stories to tell."

When they reached the couch, Luke grabbed one of the pillows and placed in front of the couch and proceeded to sit down on the floor.

"What are you doing down there?" Lorelai asked as she sat on the couch. She patted the cushion next to her and said, "You can sit next to me."

Luke smiled, and said, "Are you kidding? Once you and Rory get spread out on the couch, there will be no way anyone else can sit there. I'll be comfortable right here." Luke sat down on the floor with his back to the couch.

Luke grabbed the remote and turned on the TV. He pushed another button and the Red Sox game came on.

"Luuuke," Lorelai whined, "We are not watching baseball."

"Just till we're ready to start the movie."

"We could go ahead and start the movie," Lorelai offered. "I can watch Arnold and Alyssa Milano do their opening dance number a thousand times. We can restart it when Rory's ready."

"No, we'll wait for Rory," Luke said, half distracted by the game.

Luke watched the game for a few minutes, when he felt a barely noticed touch to his right ear. Absentmindedly he shook his head at the discomfort, and continued to watch the Red Sox at bat. A few moments later, the touch was back, more noticeable this time. He reached up with his hand to brush the disturbance away, but felt nothing. Shortly the touch came back this time more noticeable.

Finally catching on, Luke smiled, but continued to watch the game. Slowly, the touch increased till it became a gentle tickling along the edges of his ear. The tickle sent chills up Luke's spine, but he remained still. Finally when the tickling to his ear become too much, his hand shot up and caught a hold of a slender hand, as its owner burst into a fit of giggles.

Luke looked at the owner of the hand and asked, "Lorelai, what are you doing?"

Lorelai leaned forward and said, "Oh, I'm sorry, but you have such a cute ear, I couldn't keep my hands off."

Luke pulled on Lorelai's arm, bringing her closer to him as he said, "You know you're annoying, don't you."

Lorelai leaned down and kissed him and said, "But that's one of the things you love about me."

"Not really," Luke teased before he pulled her back and they exchanged a long kiss.

When they broke apart, Lorelai smiled at him and said, "You know I was looking at a calendar earlier, and you know what I noticed?"

"No, what?"

"That today is April 23rd."

"You figured that out all by yourself, did you?"

Lorelai wrapped her hand into a fist and hit Luke in the shoulder.

"Owww. Okay, okay, what's happens on April 23rd?"

"Only that it is exactly eight weeks before June 18th. In case you forgot, that is day we're getting maaaarrieeeed."

"June 18th? I can't get married that day. I think I have plans. Can we postpone it a week?"

Lorelai pulled back her hand to hit Luke on the shoulder again. Luke held his hands up to defend himself as he said, "Hey, hey, I was just kidding."

Lorelai smiled and reached out and ruffled Luke's hair. She stood up and said, "Let me go check on Rory, and start some popcorn." As she started to walk towards the kitchen, she asked, "Can I get you anything?"

"Sure. I'll take a glass of water."


"No thanks, just plain."


"Nooo. Just water."

"Want ice?"

Sounding playfully annoyed, Luke replied, "Jeez, woman. How many times do I have to say plain, regular, room temperature water?

"Well, all you had to do was ask," Lorelai said, before she stuck out her tongue, and headed for the kitchen.

Luke smiled as he returned his attention back to the game.

A few minutes later, Luke was engrossed in the game but still noticed the smell of popcorn. Soon after that, he was handed a glass of water. Without looking up, Luke took the glass and said, "Thanks."

Luke received a muffled response which he took as an you're welcome with a mouthful of popcorn.

A couple of minutes later, just as the Sox walked the based loaded, Luke felt the tickling return to his ear. He jerked his head away. A few moments later, just as the Red Sox's pitcher struck out the next batter, the tickle returned. Luke's hand shot up, but instead of capturing a hand, he found that the offending appendage was a foot.

Without looking up, he decided a little retribution was required. He began to run his finger along the bottom of the foot. His efforts were greeted with vain attempts to pull the foot from his grasp, and the sounds of giggling around a mouthful of popcorn.

After a moment Luke decided to change tact. He pulled the foot down and began planting kisses on it, starting near the ankle and working his way towards the toes. Once he reached the toes, he opened his mouth and wrapped it around the big toe, and began to gently suck on the digit.

As Luke switched to the next toe, he wondered if Lorelai had switched soap. Luke was sliding his tongue between two toes when, from behind him, he heard Lorelai say, "What's going on here?"

Panic shot over Luke as he opened his eyes. He looked from the foot in his mouth, to the leg it was attached to, then up to the face of the owner of the foot. Rory stared down at him with an expression that looked like she was about to burst into laughter, and said, "Hi, Luke."

Luke let go of Rory's foot and jumped up, "Oh, Jeez, Rory, I'm sorry. I…"

He backed away from Rory and looked at a furious Lorelai. "Oh, no, Lorelai, I swear I would never… I thought it was you. You've got to believe me, please."

Lorelai continued to glare at Luke. She looked at Rory for a long moment, who stared silently back. After a moment both Gilmore women burst into laughter.

Still laughing, Lorelai walked towards Luke who wasn't convinced she wouldn't hit him. She wrapped her arm around his neck and pulled him into a hug as she said, "You should have seen the look on your face. I just wish I'd had a camera."

Lorelai pulled back from Luke who was red with embarrassment, but was beginning to smile, while shaking his head.

Lorelai started to reach up and kiss him, but pulled up short, and said, "But, honey would you do me one favor?"

"Sure what?"

"Would you mind brushing your teeth?"

Luke nodded and headed up stairs, and as Lorelai moved towards the couch, she asked Rory, "I wonder if that's how you get foot and mouth disease?"