On My Own

Disclaimer: I own nothing unfortunately. It all belongs to Amy and Dan.

This is my first story I've ever had the courage to paste, so please be nice.


Prologue- The Beginning

"Where does this bus go?" asked a young Lorelai Gilmore.

"It goes to Stars Hollow" the bus driver told her.

Lorelai paid the bus driver and took a seat at the back of the bus. She sat her one year old, daughter Rory, down, in her car seat, in the seat next to her. Rory was asleep, and as Lorelai looked at her sleeping daughter she thought "How am I going to support her? I need to find a job; I need to find a place for us to live! Maybe I shouldn't have left home. No, it was the right thing to do. I can't let them control me. For God sake, I'm only 17!"

"Last stop!" the bus driver called, interrupting her thoughts.

She picked up Rory and her bag and got off the bus.

"So this is Stars Hollow" She said under her breath. She saw a store with a sign out front that read: "Weston's Bakery" She walked inside and said hello to the elderly lady at the counter.

"Oh hello" the nice lady said. "I'm Fran. You aren't from around here are you?"

"No" Lorelai said "My name is Lorelai and this is my daughter, Rory." She gestured at the sleeping baby in her car seat that she had set down on the counter.

"Your daughter?" Fran asked surprised. "But you're so young… Would you like a cookie?"

"Yes please" Lorelai answered politely.

Fran took two chocolate- chip cookies out of a box and handed them to Lorelai. Just then Rory started to cry.

"Here you go sweetheart" Lorelai said soothingly, and handed Rory a small piece of the cookie. She stopped crying instantly and smiled as she shoved the cookie in her mouth.

"Fran, do you know if anyone in town is looking to hire someone?" Lorelai asked.

"You could try the Independence Inn, I think Mia was looking to hire a maid" She answered after a while.

"Thank-you" Lorelai replied "I'm going to go talk to her. It was nice meeting you."

She got up and headed for the door. She turned around and asked "Umm where exactly is the Independence Inn?"

Fran gave her directions, and she headed out to find it.

"Such a nice girl" Fran said to herself. And went back to work.


Lorelai wondered the streets a little, before finding the Inn. She walked inside, and went up to the front desk. "May I speak to Mia please" She asked.

"I'm Mia" She answered.

"I'm here to apply for a job" Lorelai told her.

"Oh… Well… Why don't you come have a seat in my office?"

"O.K." Lorelai said, and followed Mia into her office.

"So, what is your name?" Mia asked.

"Lorelai Gilmore"

"How old are you?"


What other experience have you had?"

"Umm… none"

They continued with the interview for about 20 minutes. But then Rory started to cry.

"I'm sorry I just don't think that…" Mia was telling her. "Who is that?"

Lorelai picked up the screaming baby and said "this is my daughter, Rory"

Mia couldn't say no. She was a sucker when it came to babies. And this, 17 year old girl was trying to put a life together for her self and the baby…

"Lorelai what would you like to get paid?"

"Umm… Well, I was thinking, maybe just a little bit and- room and bored" Lorelai finished quietly.

"Hmmm. I see. Well, I suppose you could work as a maid. You could work from… 4pm – 10pm Monday through Friday and 10am – 6pm on Saturday. You could have Sunday's off and I could pay you… say… $7/ hour. Also I have an old potting shed in the back that is big enough for some one to live in. Plus it's got a toilette and bathtub. You and Rory could live there. How does that sound?"

"That sounds great" Lorelai said feeling a lot better about her decision to run away. "But I could work longer during the week."

"No. You should go back to school" Mia told her.

"But who would watch Rory for me?" Lorelai asked.

"I could watch her during the day for you" Mia offered.

Lorelai smiled. "That would be great"


Please review! But be nice. I know that this probably doesn't sound to great

so far, but bear with me the good stuff is coming! And I always appreciate suggestions on how to make it better. I'll try to have chapter one up by tomorrow.