This story picks up at the end of episode 3.13, "Dear Emily and Richard." I'm watching the episode right now so I can get the dialogue at the end correct, so the beginning of this story was not written by me. The idea was taken from the episode, because I always liked this episode, and wished there were more like it.
I'm going to change a few things around. In Gilmore Girls, Lorelai doesn't meet Luke until a few years after she's been in Stars Hollow, I'm pretty sure I'm going to make her meet him earlier on in my story.
"Lorelai, we're leaving" Emily yelled up the stairs and she came hurried down, "Well what do you know? She finally put Rory's stroller away." She said in astonishment as she reached the bottom of the stairs. "That's the first time in a year I haven't tripped over that thing."
"Where's my scarf?" Richard asked, obviously ignoring Emily.
"I told Tina to put everything out for you, Richard."
"Out where?" He asked frustrated.
"Look on the table."
"You have to be more specific with her Emily."
"There should be a designated place to put things." Richard continued on his rambled, still obviously frustrated by the maid.
"Whatever you say Richard." Emily tells him, so as to end his ramble, and turns her attention back to Lorelai. "Lorelai, we are leaving, please acknowledged that." She screamed up the stairs, and once again returned her attention to Richard, wondering where Lorelai was. "Where is that girl?"
"This is not the scarf I asked for." Richard said, continuing to ignore Emily.
"Well it looks fine, could you just wear it?" Emily asked him, due to the fact that they were running late.
"No, I'm going to go back upstairs and get the scarf I intended to wear in the first place." He told her, matter-of-factly, "Why I'm surprised at you Emily" Richard continued, as Emily walked over to the dining room table. "These are your friends we're seeing tonight, you would have thought that my appearance would be a priority for you." By this point Emily was completely ignoring Richard, as she picked up a note, from the dining room table, but Richard continued to ramble. "I didn't want to go to this thing in the first place. I have an early meeting in the morning and would much rather go to bed, and ignore the fact that the symphony has to reupholster its mezzanine this year." Richard finished.
Emily had not been paying attention to Richard for several moments now, as she was reading a note left on the table by Lorelai. "Emily!" Richard said when he finally realized he was being ignored. There was still no answer on Emily's part. "Emily?" He asked, this time concerned. Emily was on the verge of tears. "What's wrong?"
"She's gone." Emily stated, simply, before she lost her composer.
"What? Who's gone?" Richard asked, very confused. Emily handed her the note Lorelai had written them, and hurried back upstairs.
Dear Emily and Richard,
I've gotten a job as a maid at an Inn, that will let me work for room and board. I'm taking Rory
with me also. I want to be able to live on my own, without help from anyone, and to be able to
raise my daughter, the way I want. I don't want to marry Chris, it would never work. We're both
too young, and it's not what either of us want. By getting married, neither of us will be able to
live the life we want, and I know you can't except that. I'll call you and Chris when the time is
right, but for now, Goodbye. I hope you can understand that this is the best thing for everyone;
Me, both of you, Chris, Rory, everyone.
Richard was stunned, not in his wildest dreams did he expect his daughter to run away from him and his wife. He quickly hurried upstairs to comfort Emily. When he got up there, he found Emily already in bed. Her hair and make-up went from perfect, to a complete wreck in seconds. Emily could hardly catch her breath. Richard walked over and held her in his arms, in silence.
Lorelai, on the other hand was completely ignorant to what was going on back at home, as she drive herself to the Independence Inn, in Stars Hollow Connecticut. She under no circumstances thought that either Emily or Richard would react this way, although, she hadn't given it all that much thought.
Lorelai pulled up to the hotel, carrying Rory in her arms, and walked to the tiny tool shed. As Lorelai opened the door, a smile appeared across her face. As she looked around at one bed, and a toilet, sink and tub, she thought to herself, this is home, and it's perfect. She unpacked her few belongings she had, to see Mia, about what she was supposed to do.
"Hello Mia" Lorelai said, with a big smile, still on her face as she walked into the Inn, carrying Rory.
"Hi" she said, warmly and excited. "What can I do for you?"
"I just wanted to know where I should be getting started, and what you want me to do exactly."
"Well, you say you've had no previous work experience, right?"
"Right.." Lorelai said slowly.
"Okay well, I guess I have nothing to compare this job to for you. Basically, you, along with one other maid will be cleaning the Inn, daily of course, you get rooms 1 - 15, and Annette gets rooms 16 - 30. The job will take approximately 3 hours. You'll start at 11:00 each morning. I'll feed you a nice breakfast before hand, and a nice lunch after. After you're done with your job, you're free to do whatever you'd like for the rest of the day. I need to be able to reach you at most times, just in case I need some extra help though, is that alright?" Mia finished, and Lorelai had been nodding her head the entire time.
"You're giving me a job, and a place to live. I'll do anything you need." Lorelai told her, "I'm allowed to carry Rory around with me as I work, though, right?"
"Do whatever you need to do with that child" Mia told her with a smile on her face. Lorelai returned the smile. Finally, there was someone who was able to help her, without constantly judging her and Lorelai was happy.
I hope you all liked this chapter. I know that most of it was from the actual show, but everything else will be my own.
Please review! It keeps me motivated, and happy.