The Bells That Killed the Blues (continued) – by LorelaiGilmoreDanes
ATTENTION: SPOILER ALERT! If you do not wish to be spoiled, please DO NOT read any further!
Disclaimer: Amy Sherman-Palladino owns it all
Another Disclaimer: This is NOT the actual script of the 100th episode. I wish I had it – but I don't. (I was asked to put this on my fic by some readers – so here it is)
Once again, thank you so much for the reviews! I really appreciate them. This is the final segment of the speculative fic. There will be a sequence of fast/short dialog as well as long dialogs. I hope you enjoy! And… oh yes, this is a longer segment! Also, I will touch on Logan and Rory – but I won't have details.
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Introduction: SPOILER ALERT! This is a speculative fic based on spoilers for the 100th episode of Gilmore Girls (Titled: "Wedding Bell Blues"). Mainly about Luke and Lorelai. Chapter 4 is up! Reviews are appreciated.
Segment # 4
INTERIOR. DRESSING ROOM – EVENING – SATURDAY
About half an hour after the vows. Lorelai walks in. Emily is already there – getting her hair and makeup touched up.
LORELAI: (Stands next to her mother) So, umm… Chris is here.
EMILY: (A bit surprised) He is?
LORELAI: Oh please… like you didn't already know.
EMILY: What on earth are you talking about?
LORELAI: (Places her hands on her sides) You invited Christopher, mom. When were you going to mention this to me?
EMILY: Calm down… (looks away from her daughter) I did invite him. It was the polite thing to do…
LORELAI: But you didn't… (Emily cuts her off)…
EMILY: I am not finished, Lorelai. (Sighs) He didn't RSVP, so I didn't think he'd show. So I obviously had nothing to tell you or Rory.
LORELAI: You're seriously telling me that you didn't know he was attending your wedding?
EMILY: What else do I need to say to make you understand? Look Lorelai – I invited him out of common decency. There was no hidden agenda. (Gets irritated) I don't understand why you cannot believe me…
LORELAI: (Sighs) I believe you, mom. I just saw him out there… just don't want it to be awkward. (Looks at Emily and stresses) I believe you.
EMILY: Good (Looks away again).
LORELAI: (Powders her face quickly) So, I'll see you out there?
EMILY: (Smiles and nods at her daughter – then she looks at herself in the mirror just as Lorelai leaves the room).
CUTS TO THE RECEPTION HALL
Guests are being directed to their tables. Lorelai enters the hall and looks around. She spots Luke…
LORELAI: (Calls out) Luke! (smiles as she approaches him) Hey…
LUKE: (Unable to hide his smile) Hey back.
LORELAI: (Holds his hand) Finally.
LUKE: (Agrees) I know… finally. (Looks at her more closely) You look… beautiful tonight… ugh, I mean you always look beautiful… but you know what I… mean… (Realizes how silly he just sounded).
LORELAI: (Amused) Thank you. And you… look amazing, mister! That suit… wow. (Grins)
LUKE: (Nonchalantly) Oh yes, my girlfriend picked it.
LORELAI: (Plays along) Really? Ah, well she has excellent taste, my friend. So, when are you going to tell her about us?
LUKE: (Smiles – then breaks eye contact to look around) Do you know where we are sitting?
LORELAI: Yes, I do… follow me. (Still holding Luke's hand – she guides him closer to the table where Rory's already sitting).
Rory's face lights up as she sees her mom and Luke approaching.
RORY: Hey! I was wondering where the two of you were.
LORELAI: (Winks – then grins) Got a little side-tracked.
LUKE: Ah, geez.
RORY: Enough said. (Looks at Luke) Nice suit, Luke.
LORELAI: (As she sits in the chair that Luke pulls out) His girlfriend picked it.
RORY: Does she know about the two of you?
LUKE: (Rolls his eyes as he takes his seat) Here we go again.
ANGLE on the Bandleader.
BANDLEADER: Ah – here they are, ladies and gentlemen! (Gestures towards the celebrated couple) Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore!
Guests start applauding as Emily and Richard take their place at the main table.
ANGLE on Rory.
RORY: Aw, they look happy.
LORELAI: Yup, they do. Don't they?
RORY: (Notices Logan two tables away and looks very uncomfortable).
LORELAI: (Looks at Rory) Hey, you okay?
RORY: (Suddenly looks away from Logan) Yeah… I am.
ANGLE on Richard as he raises his glass of champagne.
RICHARD: … on behalf of my lovely bride, I would like to say 'thank you' to all of you for sharing this special day with us… (cuts to a couple of minutes later)… Here's a toast to my beautiful (looks lovingly at Emily)… beautiful wife. May we have many more wonderful years together!
Everyone cheers joyfully.
ANGLE on Luke and Lorelai.
LORELAI: (Notices Luke take a sip of the champagne) Thought you hated champagne?
LUKE: I am willing to bear the pain if and when it's absolutely necessary. (Lorelai chuckles).
ANGLE on the Bandleader.
BANDLEADER: Now, I would like to invite Richard and Emily to the dance floor…
ANGLE on Richard.
RICHARD: (Stands up and offers his hand to Emily) Will you do me the honor, Mrs. Gilmore? (Familiar music can be heard as they walk to the dance floor).
EMILY: (Surprised) I can't believe you remembered!
RICHARD: (As they start dancing) How could I ever forget…
EMILY (finishes his sentence as she blushes)… the first time we danced together.
Everyone looks on, in awe.
ANGLE on Luke as he notices Chris.
LORELAI: (Traces his glance and sees Chris as well) Oh no, you saw him. Chris. You saw Chris.
RORY: (Surprised) Dad's here?
LORELAI: Too tables to your right, hun.
RORY: Why is he here?
LORELAI: Your grandma invited him, but didn't know he was going to show. (Looks at Luke) Are you okay with this?
LUKE: Yeah… yeah. I mean he has every right to be here. (Sighs and looks at Lorelai) I will deal.
RORY: (Still staring in Chris' direction) Why didn't he come over and say 'hi'?
LORELAI: Maybe he is debating it, considering…
RORY: (Cuts her off) Yeah… I should go talk to him. (She gets up).
LORELAI: Okay, hun.
ANGLE on the Bandleader.
BANDLEADER: I would like to take a moment to invite everyone in love to the dance floor…
ANGLE on Lorelai.
LORELAI: (Looks over at Luke – who seems to be deeply in thought) So, umm… you want to dance?
LUKE: No, thanks.
LORELAI: Oh, come on Luke. I've seen you move. How often do I get to show off my beautiful boyfriend? Besides, you know I am going to bug you 'til you say 'yes'.
LUKE: Fine, but only because you are crazy.
They walk over together – hand in hand – smiling at each other.
ANGLE on Chris, as he subtly glances over Rory's shoulder to watch Luke and Lorelai dance.
ANGLE back on Luke and Lorelai… dancing.
LORELAI: See, this is nice.
LUKE: Yes, it is.
LORELAI: We should do this more often.
LUKE: What? Dance in front of one-hundred wealthy insurance guys?
LORELAI: Aw, come on Luke. You don't mean that.
LUKE: Actually, I don't. I am happy I came. It's a great day for your parents. And you… you look like you're very happy for them.
LORELAI: (Smiles) I am. (Gives him a quick peck on the lips) You are amazing. (They look at each other – almost dazed).
ANGLE on Emily, watching Luke and Lorelai over Richard's shoulder.
CUTS TO A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER – CHRIS' TABLE
Logan walks by and notices Rory.
LOGAN: Hey there, Ace.
RORY: Logan… hi. (Looks at Chris) Dad, this is Logan. He goes to Yale as well. Logan, this is my father.
CHRIS: (Extends his hand) Christopher Hayden.
LOGAN: Nice to meet you, Mr. Hayden.
CHRIS: (Chuckles) Oh please – call me Chris.
LOGAN: (Nods) Chris… (After a moment of silence) I don't mean to be rude, but may I steal your daughter for a few minutes?
CHRIS: (Intrigued by the exchange) Oh yeah, sure. (Looks at Rory and nods) We'll talk later.
LOGAN: Thank you, Chris. (Takes Rory's hand and leads her to the dance floor).
They start to dance.
LOGAN: So, what's the deal, Ace?
RORY: Excuse me?
LOGAN: You've been avoiding me all evening. What's that about?
RORY: I haven't been avoiding you all evening.
LOGAN: Okay, my mistake. (After a pause) You run so hot and cold on me, Ace. I am starting to question our friendship.
RORY: What? No – There's nothing to question.
LOGAN: All right, if you say so.
RORY: I say so.
LOGAN: (After a few more seconds of silence – he stops moving) You know what? I am sick of dancing.
RORY: (Stops as well and gets irritated) Good, me too!
LOGAN: I need to go talk to… (thinks) someone.
RORY: Have fun! (They part in opposite directions).
CUTS TO 15 MINUTES LATER.
Emily and Richard are making their way around the hall, greeting guests.
ANGLE on Lorelai at her table.
LORELAI: Oh my God! You have to try this (takes another bite and lays it on Luke's plate).
LUKE: (Looks at it) What is it?
LORELAI: Not sure, but I imagine food in heaven tastes like that. Try it!
LUKE: I am not going to eat an unknown.
LORELAI: (Pouts) No?
LUKE: Fine, I'll eat it.
LORELAI: (Grins and pats him on his shoulder) That's my baby.
Chris comes over to the table.
LORELAI: Chris. Hi…
CHRIS: Figured it was time to come over and say 'hi'…
LORELAI: Ugh… yeah. Chris you remember Luke. (Looks at Luke) Luke… Chris.
CHRIS: Yeah, of course. (Extends his hand) Nice to see you again.
LUKE: (Shakes his hand) Yeah, same here.
LORELAI: So, where's GG?
CHRIS: She's at home with mom.
LORELAI: So you are all right?
CHRIS: Yeah, we're doing fine. No complaints. (Looks at Luke) So, how's the diner?
LUKE: It's doing fine. People still get hungry.
CHRIS: True. (Realizes how awkward the conversation is) Well, I should go try to catch your parents before I leave.
LORELAI: (Smiles) Oh yeah, if you can run that fast.
CHRIS: (Smiles back) I will definitely try. (Notices Lorelai's hand, laying on top of Luke's – then quickly looks away) Well, it was good to see you again, Luke.
LUKE: (Nods) Yeah, same here.
LORELAI: See ya, Chris. (Turns to Luke as Chris walks away) Wow, Mr. Chatty!
LUKE: Yeah well, I forgot to charge the batteries. (As he gets off his chair) I need to use the restroom. (Kisses Lorelai on the forehead) I'll be right back.
LORELAI: (Smiles) Okay, babe.
CUTS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE RECEPTION HALL – A FEW MINUTES LATER
Luke's walking back and sees Chris near the entrance talking to a gentleman.
CHRIS: (to the gentleman)… yeah, same here. Say hi to your son for me. (The gentleman walks away – which brings Luke and Chris face to face). Hey.
CHRIS: Crazy, these weddings, huh?
LUKE: Yeah, they are (Looks into the reception hall).
CHRIS: (Randomly) Not a fan of the elder Gilmores?
LUKE: (Looks at Chris) What? No, I didn't say that.
CHRIS: Yeah, you didn't. Just that you looked very uncomfortable in there.
LUKE: Not my scene.
ANGLE on Lorelai as she mingles with the guests. She notices Luke and Chris and hurries to the entrance.
CHRIS: What is your scene?
LORELAI: Ugh, hi – guys.
CHRIS: Are you one of those guys that propose to women at baseball games. You know, with the score board thing.
LUKE: (Annoyed) Get to the point.
LORELAI: Chris, what the hell is going on here?
CHRIS: Nothing. Just wondering if Luke Danes here is as great as he is hyped up to be…
LORELAI: Umm… what?
LUKE: (To Chris) What's your problem?
CHRIS: I mean, come on… you own a diner.
CHRIS: And, how is that going to support another human being, huh?
LORELAI: Oh no, you are so not going there Christopher!
LUKE: …you mean like all those years that you've supported Lorelai and Rory – your daughter?
CHRIS: You know nothing about my relationship with Rory… or Lorelai.
LUKE: I know enough to conclude that you've been nothing but a jerk to them.
Their voices get a bit louder.
Rory walks out of the reception.
RORY: What's going on here?
LORELAI: Seriously guys, can we save this for some other time? (Looks into the hall to make sure no one else can hear).
CHRIS: You can't make Lorelai happy. No one has succeeded in that department, Danes.
LORELAI: (Gets angry) Chris! Stop it right there! My relationship with Luke is none of your business!
LUKE: (Steps in) I've seen you hurt them before. I am not about to stand back and watch you do it again!
CHRIS: Please! Lorelai has never committed to anyone before in her life. What makes you think you will stick around long enough…
RORY: (Cuts him off) Dad! Leave, now!
CHRIS: Look! You've managed to influence my daughter against me?
LUKE: Oh no, I can't take the credit for that. It's all you, buddy!
RORY: (Steps in front of Chris) This is the last time I am going to ask you, dad. Leave!
Lorelai, a little flustered – walks over to Luke and holds his hand.
Emily walks out to see what all the commotion is about. Chris leaves without another word.
Luke notices Emily – then frees his hand from Lorelai and walks in the opposite direction.
Lorelai looks at Emily.
EMILY: Don't look at me like that! I've already told you my part, Lorelai.
LORELAI: (Sighs) I know, mom. (Looks at Rory) Are you going to be all right?
RORY: Yeah, yeah… go talk to him.
Lorelai walks after Luke.
EMILY: (To Rory) Come on, young lady. I want you to meet some people.
RORY: (Looking in the direction her father left) In a minute, grandma.
Emily goes back in.
LOGAN: (Walks out) Hey. (Rory is startled) Is everything okay?
RORY: (Sighs) I don't know.
LOGAN: I thought I heard a bit of arguing over here.
RORY: Oh God. (Points at the guests) They heard it?
LOGAN: Nah, Ace. I was standing close to the entrance.
RORY: (Shakes her head) I can't wait for this night to be over.
LOGAN: (Looks at her – concerned) That bad, huh?... Come on… (places his arm on her shoulders)… let's go call Finn, maybe he'll come over and entertain us…
Rory chuckles as they walk back into the reception.
CUTS TO A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER – SOMEWHERE IN THE BUILDING
LORELAI: (Sees Luke standing near a bulletin board) There you are. I've been looking all over for you.
LUKE: Hey… I just had to get away from there.
LORELAI: (Approaches closer and takes his hands) I understand. (Sighs) I am so sorry about tonight.
LUKE: Don't apologize. I am the one who made a fool of myself by arguing with him.
LORELAI: Well, he baited you Luke. I don't know what got into him. Gosh, the things he said!
LUKE: He is right about one thing…
LORELAI: (Disagrees) No…
LUKE: … I don't fit in…
LORELAI: … neither do I…
LUKE: I could be Mother Theresa, and they (points towards a random direction) still won't accept me.
LORELAI: First of all, I am glad you aren't a petite old saintly woman. Secondly, who cares… (holds his hands a bit tighter) … I accept you.
LUKE: … and Rory. She probably thinks I am such a … jerk… for fighting with her dad.
LORELAI: Aw, Luke… don't worry about Rory. She's a fan of the 'Luke and Lorelai Show'. Besides, she asked Chris to leave… not you.
LUKE: Yeah, but still…
LORELAI: (Says firmly) No, Luke… don't beat yourself up over this…
LUKE: So, we're fine?
LORELAI: We are more than just fine.
LUKE: (Sighs) Do you think Rory and Chris will be fine?
LORELAI: They are going through this weird stage right now. But, I think Rory is going to fix that. They'll be fine.
LUKE: Good… good. Parents are important.
LORELAI: (Moves a bit close to him) This was suppose to be a great night for us.
LORELAI: Yes (sighs) I asked you to dance.
LUKE: (Confused) Yes, you did.
LORELAI: (Frustrated) You totally missed what the bandleader said, huh?
LUKE: What did he say?
LORELAI: (Oblivious to his question) I love you.
LUKE: (Confused even more) He said that?
LORELAI: (Starts her rant) I was waiting for the perfect moment. And that's why I wigged out about mom meeting you at the diner. I didn't want her to ruin anything before I told you how I felt… how I've been feeling for a while now. And tonight… I…
LUKE: (Cuts her off) I love you, too.
Lorelai smiles, then touches his face as she leans in for a kiss. After a few seconds, they pull apart.
LORELAI: Well, I think that was a perfect moment.
LUKE: (Nods) Agreed. (Gives her a slightly long peck on the lips).
LORELAI: So, you want to go back in there?
LUKE: Nah, I think I am going to head back home.
LORELAI: (Nods) I understand.
LUKE: … not that your parents will notice me gone, but tell them…
LORELAI: (Cuts him off) I will take care of it.
LUKE: (Smiles, still holding her close) Thanks.
LORELAI: Oh hey, keep the suit on 'til I come home?
LUKE: I'll see what I can do.
After yet another passionate kiss, Luke departs. Lorelai lovingly watches him as he walks away.
CUTS TO THE RECEPTION HALL
Lorelai walks in. Rory sees her.
RORY: (Concerned) Where's Luke?
LORELAI: He went home. He was concerned about what you thought of him after the fight.
RORY: Oh no. Did you tell him I am not…
LORELAI: … yes, I did.
RORY: … 'cause I am not…
LORELAI: … I know.
RORY: I can't believe dad said those things.
LORELAI: Same here.
RORY: (Sighs) I'll call him tomorrow.
LORELAI: … and make sure he knows how pissed off I am at him.
RORY: Will do… so, you and Luke are fine?
LORELAI: (Grins) We are way more than 'fine'.
RORY: (Smiles knowingly) Really?
They are interrupted by Marilyn.
MARILYN: There they are! (Approaches them) Rory darling, your grandmother is looking for you.
RORY: Oh, let me go find her then. (Takes Lorelai's hand and squeezes it) I am happy!
LORELAI: Aw, me too babe.
MARILYN: (Intrigued by the exchange) Do tell.
LORELAI: Oh nothing, Aunt Marilyn. The night just turned out really well. (Notices some people gathering together). They're taking pictures already?
MARILYN: Yes, dear. Walk with me. (They start walking slowly towards the photographer). So, I saw that dear boy, Christopher.
LORELAI: (Uncomfortably) Yeah?
MARILYN: I have to say, your mother was right. You two make a handsome pair!
LORELAI: (Chuckles) No, we don't. Besides, when did mom say that?
MARILYN: Oh, (thinks) just a few days ago… when I called to check in. (Lorelai looks at her, confused) She informed me how the flower arrangements weren't to her liking, but that the day wasn't looking that bad.
LORELAI: (Confused even more) What?
MARILYN: Oh yes, something about…. going to visit Mr. Hayden. And how she managed to convince him to attend the wedding… She is so thrilled about the two of you, dear! Take it from a keen observer; the two of you looked 'darling'!
The photographer interrupts them. Lorelai is deeply in her own thoughts.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Miss Gilmore? Good…. (takes her arm and walks over to the group) We need you for this portrait. (Places her next to a seated Emily and walks back to his camera). Move a bit closer. Ah, perfect! Now hold it still, please.
Everyone is smiling except Lorelai.
LORELAI: (Bends slightly to whisper in her mother's ear) You and me, mom – we're done. (She stands up straight and smiles just in time for the flash).
So, there it is. The last segment. Hope you liked it.