Here's the breakdown. Lorelai and Chris decided to get married, only thing is, the moved to Tennessee, so they could be far away from both their families. That's all you get. ;)

"BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, SLAM!" Ahh, the sounds of morning in the Hayden house. 5:00 am came fast for Chris, and as every morning, he awoke to find his beautiful wife and daughter sleeping peacefully beside him. They could sleep through anything. Soon, he'd find them a bigger apartment, or maybe even a house. As he took his quick shower, he though how life would be in the future. He'd think about Rory's first date with a boy and how he would react to it. Or teaching Rory to drive a car. Simply, he filled his mind with what he thought would one day be reality. But the reality was, Chris was a construction worker, making a little under 7.00 an hour, and that was barely enough to get them by. Rory had just turned 5 and would be starting school soon. The thing Chris wanted to give to her the most was brand new school clothes, and a nice backpack. Rory was so excited about school, that she couldn't wait. She was a bright child, and everyone could tell that she'd make something of herself. By 6:00 am, Chris was out the door and on his way to the construction site.

"Mommy!" Rory exclaimed. "I'm hungry!"

Lorelai's eyes opened and focused on the clock. "Rory, sweetie, it's 8:30. Don't you want to sleep just a little while longer?"

"No... I want to eat." Rory smiled.

Lorelai couldn't help but giggle. Rory's facial expressions were so loveable. Lorelai raised up and looked around the tiny apartment. It was a quaint little place. Lorelai had put up some curtains in hopes of making it seem more cozy. There were only two doors in the whole apartment. One of course, was the main door, and the other belonged to the bathroom. It wasn't much, but it was all they could afford. Lorelai poured Rory a bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice.

"There you go, sweets, eat up." Lorelai smiled as she patted Rory's head.

"Aren't you going to eat Mommy?" Rory asked hopefully.

"No, sweetie, Mommy's not hungry." Lorelai replied casually. "You go ahead and eat while Mommy cleans up the apartment okay?"

Lorelai picked up a few of Rory's toys, and laid them in a box. There wasn't much room for them to put their clothes, so Lorelai stored them in a container she had bought at a local general store. As Lorelai picked up the Daily paper to fold it neatly and place it on the kitchen table her eyes caught a glimpse of the Help Wanted ads. She pondered the thought of it. It would help a lot, her having a job. With the extra income perhaps they could finally afford a bigger apartment. Rory would be going off to school soon, and she could work during the mornings and be home in plenty of time to take care of Rory during the evenings. Lorelai decided that she'd discuss it with Chris when he came home.

"Mommy!" Lorelai was startled out of her daydreaming. "When are we going school shopping?"

"It'll be a few more months." Lorelai gently replied.

"What month is it Mommy?" Rory asked seriously.

"It's June. We're going to go school shopping in August. Think you can wait that long?" Lorelai reached out and grabbed Rory with both hands. Rory began to giggle uncontrollably.

"No!" Rory laughed.

Later that evening Chris came home in his usual mood. He was always angry when he arrived home from work. The boss always seemed to have something negative to say, and didn't seem to mind the fact that Chris had a family at home. He was always asking Chris to work overtime, which wouldn't be so bad, if Chris got paid extra for it like the other employees. Chris would never give up though, he believed the only way to ever do better is to stick with something and grow with it. He believed that once he had stayed at his job long enough, he would not only retain a raise, but respect as well. Lorelai knew Chris would be in a bad mood for a few hours, until he sat down, had something to eat and took another shower. So, she waited politely until they had settled down for bed. Chris had just finished reading Rory a bedtime story, and was about to doze off himself, when Lorelai finally spoke up.


"Hmm?" A sleepy voice answered.

"I've been thinking..."

"Uh-oh." Chris jokingly commented.

"How would you feel about me getting a job?"

Suddenly Chris wasn't sleepy anymore. "A job? Why do you want a job?"

"Well, it'd help out a lot. With another income maybe we could move into a bigger apartment. Give Rory her own room, like all little girls should have."

"Who's going to watch Rory if you get a job?" Chris asked hastily.

"Well, see, I already thought of that too. I could work in the mornings, while Rory is gone to school, and then I can be back home in time to take care of her when she gets out of school." Lorelai smiled, she was very pleased with her reasoning.

"I don't know Lore." Chris grumbled "I don't like the idea of you working. I'm the husband, and the father, I should be the one working."

"Chris, you don't have to feel belittled by me having a job."

"It's not that. Your place is here at home with Rory. Not out in some workplace." Chris turned over in the bed as if he had ended the conversation.

"Well, I think it's a good idea. And I'm tired of living in this tiny apartment."

Chris rolled back over quickly, "Lorelai, I'm doing the best I can. I promise you it wont be much longer and I'll move us out of this place."

"What Chris, a few more years? Why wait that long when it could only be a few more months?"

"Lorelai, it's not that bad. We've lived here for 5 years."

Chris was being far too nonchalant about the entire subject. Lorelai was becoming pestered by his stubbornness.

"It is bad Chris... How are we going to afford Rory's school supplies? Or, what about new clothes, she's going to have to have them, you know. I don't know if that's entered your mind or not. We can't live off cereal and pop tarts like we have been. Rory hasn't had a good meal in weeks."

"Lorelai, what is wrong with you? You seemed fine with everything yesterday."

"Don't you get it Chris? I'm tired of this lifestyle."

"Oh, God... Spare me Lorelai!" Chris raised his voice.

"Shhhh!" "You'll wake Rory." Lorelai scolded.

Chris lowered his voice. "We'll talk about this some other time okay. I'm too tired to deal with it tonight, and I have to get up for work in the morning."

"Fine." Lorelai reached over and turned off the light.