Tea Cups, Fiddlers, and Meter-Maids – 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

Shout-Outs: Gina, Jim, Jo, Luke, Megan, PJ and all the other great fans of this amazing show! You rock!

Introduction: SPOILER ALERT! This is a speculative fic based on spoilers for the episodes 5.14 through 5.16 of Gilmore Girls. Mainly about Luke and Lorelai. Reviews are appreciated.

After writing a speculative fic for the 100th episode, I decided that that was as far as my writing would go. I was determined not to write anymore. But what can I say? I lied to myself. The spoilers haunted me - I couldn't resist. I hope you enjoy my version of these episodes.

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5.14 - Tea Cups

TEASER

INTERIOR. LUKE'S DINER – SUNDAY MORNING - (Day 1)

Zach walks in as Luke walks by the front door.

ZACH: (To Luke) Sit anywhere?

LUKE: (Without acknowledging the customer) Yeah, whatever. (Then he resumes clearing up the tables).

Lane walks over to Zach.

LANE: (Smiles) Hey.

ZACH: Hey (looks over at Luke and whispers to Lane) What's wrong with him?

LANE: Have no clue. He's been like that since I got here. (Takes out her ordering pad).

ZACH: (Notices Lane's eyes) You're not wearing your glasses.

LANE: I know this. Now, what can I get you?

ZACH: Where are they?

LANE: My glasses? At home. Order please.

ZACH: Did you forget them?

LANE: (Snaps) No Zach, I didn't!

ZACH: (Confused) Oh, okay then. What's the special?

LANE: (Irritated) It's on the board.

ZACH: (Smiles) I'd rather have you read it to me… unless, you can't see that far… and you'd rather I read it myself…

LANE: That's it! You're not eating here today!

ZACH: (Holds up his hands) Fine… fine… I'll have two scrambled eggs on toast please…

ANGLE on Lorelai as she enters the Diner.

LORELAI: (Sees Luke behind the counter and smiles nervously) Hey there.

LUKE: Hey.

Just as she sits down at the counter, Luke quickly pours some coffee into a to-go cup and places it in front of her.

LORELAI: (Chuckles nervously) Wow, express service. I like.

LUKE: (Forces a smile) Anything to eat?

LORELAI: No… ugh, no… just coffee for now.

Luke grabs a cloth and starts wiping down the counter.

LORELAI: (Softly, with a nervous smile) I tried calling you last night… after the wedding… the line was busy.

LUKE: (Nods) Oh, yeah… TJ called. Apparently he had another fight with Liz and he wouldn't stop talking. (After a beat) I was beat; I went to sleep right after.

LORELAI: Oh… (Looks down at her cup and sighs) About last night…

LUKE: (Cuts her off) Yeah… I have to do some inventory before Lane takes her first break.

LORELAI: (Taken back) Oh okay… (nods) we'll talk later then…

Luke nods and walks into the stock room. Angle on Lorelai's face. Then we see Lane and Zach behind her – still arguing.

LANE: … you are starting to worry me, Zach! You're seriously obsessed with my glasses…

ZACH: … but you can't see without them.

LANE: I am wearing contacts, Okay! I can't believe this! You've had two weeks to get over the glasses!

ZACH: And you've had two weeks to get over the contacts phase…

ANGLE on an amused Lorelai as she watches them argue.

Scene fades into Opening Credits.

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So, that was the teaser. I know it is short, but I tend to make up for it through much longer segments. Will update as soon as possible. "Patience grasshopper."

Please review?