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So you're reading my story, All you need to know- Here it is every one. Set a year after Jess' graduation. It is the week of Rory's graduation. There's not much else to say but.. Read...
Chapter 14- I love you too
It had been nearly a year and Jess was still in Italy. He was in one of the most amazing cities in the world but his mind was some where else. Some where else happened to be called Stars Hollow Connecticut. His heart was broken last year and he ran to Venice to attempt to put it back in. He was failing, he knew that, cause every time he thought about her his heart would fall right out again. And he thought about her, a lot. He got up from his seat in the rustic looking cafe and walked into the airport terminal. He couldn't not see her graduate, he couldn't miss Lora's 6th birthday, and he couldn't miss Luke and Lorelai's wedding. And that's why he was going home, back to Stars Hollow. He got off the plane and pulled out his cell phone. He dialed the number he had dialed a thousand times in Italy.
"Luke's Diner." Lorelai's voice answered the phone.
"What are you doing? Get off my phone." He heard Luke grumble in the back ground.
"Je- Jess." Luke was now interested and stood back as Lorelai talked to his nephew.
"Oh my god I've been so worried about you. We hadn't heard from you in weeks."
"Yeah, I know. I've been busy."
"Yeah.." There was a pause, "Where are you now?"
"I'm in Hartford. At the airport."
"Oh my god. You're here?"
Luke straightened up, "He's here?"
"He's in Hartford, at the airport." Lorelai told him.
"I was hoping I could get one of you to pick me up."
"Oh yeah of course. I'm on my way."
"Really, You sure."
"Yes. I'll be there soon. Wait out front."
"Alright. Bye Lorelai."
"Bye Jess. I'll see you soon." They hung up.
"Oh my god."
"What?" Luke asked while Lorelai looked around for her keys.
"I'm going to the airport to pick him up." She said as she ran out the door.
Jess dialed another number, a number he had also called a thousand times, but he had never waited for some one to answer, he would change his mind and hang up.
This time he waited, "Hello?" A little girl's voice said through the phone.
"Lora?" He asked, his voice sounding distant to his own ears.
"Lora honey who is it?" He heard Rory ask.
"I don't know."
Rory took the phone. "Hello?"
"Rory..." Her breathing stopped.
"Jess.." She managed to force out.
"Jess?" Lora said hopefully.
"Yeah, honey it's Jess." Lora motioned for Rory to give her the phone. She gave it up willingly, she wasn't ready to talk to him.
"Hey Lora." He said with a smile on his face.
"You didn't call for two weeks." She said feigning anger.
"I know I'm sorry. I got busy."
"Its okay. Oh guess what.."
"I'm going to school in the fall."
"Yep. I'm going to Oak crest academy."
"Hmm sounds fancy."
"It is! I get to wear a uniform and everything!"
"You sound excited."
"Well I'm glad."
"Jess when are you coming home?"
Jess took a deep breath. "I'm home baby, I'm coming to see you soon. Okay."
"Yes. Now I have to go but I promise I will visit you as soon as I can. Okay?"
"I love you."
"I love you too." Rory's heart broke as she heard Lora say those words, it was so easy for her to say them.
Jess hung up the phone and walked outside, and began to wait for Lorelai.
She pulled up, "Hey, kid." She said to Jess.
"Hey." He smiled and headed for the jeep.
Once he was in Lorelai looked over at him, "I know its hard."
"We missed you."
"Alright we should get home."
"Yeah." There was a pause, "Its good to be home."
Lorelai smiled, "It's good to have you home."
"Jess!" Luke gave Jess a hug.
"It's good to have you home." Jess nodded.
"So where are you planning on staying?" Lorelai asked.
"I haven't quite figured that out." Jess said scratching the back of his head.
"Well you can stay upstairs in the old apartment till you find a more permanent place." Luke told him.
Jess woke up to the smell of burning cheese.
"God dam it!" He heard Luke yell.
"Ah it's good to be home." He said to himself, getting up and dressed.
He walked downstairs and sat next to Lorelai at the counter.
"Good morning sunshine."
"What's going on?"
"Something to do with the stupid burner, and the dam pan." Lorelai explained.
"Stupid burner! Dam pan!" Luke yelled.
"See." Lorelai smiled. There was a silence.
"So, how's Rory?" Jess asked.
"She's okay. She's graduating today. And she's doing good."
"Are you going?"
"Well its at noon at Yale, of course. Lora will be there. She missed you."
"I know." There was another pause.
"Jess do you know why Rory broke it off with Logan?"
Jess shook his head.
"Well I think you should find out. Go to the graduation, Jess." Lorelai got up and went into the kitchen to say good bye to Luke, she left the diner a few moments later. Leaving Jess to think and Luke to yell at the dam pan and the stupid burner.
Jess stood in the back watching as each graduate was called.
"Paris Michelle Ghellar." People applauded Paris walked across the stage, then the next name was called.
"Lorelai Leigh Gilmore." Jess smiled as she walked across the stage. She saw him, and her heart had stopped, right there on stage, it just stopped, her breathing had ceased as well. She hadn't seen him in a year, she had missed him so much. She had composed her self enough to continue walking off stage and back to her seat. She finally took a breath when she sat down.
Paris looked at her, "You look like you just saw a ghost."
Rory nodded, looking straight ahead.
After the ceremony ended she ran towards where she had seen him, bypassing her mom, her daughter, Luke, everyone, she just wanted to see him. She saw him and her legs were suddenly weak, but she willed herself towards him slowly.
"Jess." He looked down at her and smiled. "I'm glad you're here." She said tears nearly spilling out, "I have something to tell you." She kissed him. Then as they parted she whispered, "I love you too."
"The curtains close on a kiss god know we can tell 'The End' is near.. Where do we go from here?"
And so this is the end my friends... The trumpets sound the curtains fall back into place 'The End' is plastered over the screen... I hope you all liked it. I might do a sequal, if I get enough requests for one.This Fiction was so much fun to write and it went by so fast. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did..