"Lorelai, if you're not going to buy the apples, then please don't squeeze them." Taylor replied annoyed. "Other people won't buy them if you do that."
Lorelai sighed "But I hate soft apples." She moaned. "If I don't squeeze them, then I can't tell if I want to buy them."
"You leave dents, Lorelai." Taylor scoffed.
"Dents?" Lorelai asked raising an eyebrow.
"Fine." Lorelai replied. "I wont dent the apples anymore."
Lorelai walked over to loafs of bread. She placed her hand on one and gently squeezed it to see if it was fresh.
"What are you doing?" Taylor whaled.
Lorelai turned around quickly. "Nothing!"
"You're smashing the bread!"
"No... Noo.." Lorelai replied quickly. "I was just checking to see if the bread was fresh."
"Of course it's fresh." Taylor mocked. "See the sign up above it?"
Lorelai looked up to see a sign printed in large black letters. "FRESH BREAD"
"Okay." Lorelai smiled. "I'll take the sign's word." she randomly grabbed a loaf of bread and headed to the check out lane.
Lorelai walked out of the market.
"Real quick stop?" Rory asked holding the movies and burgers.
"Well, it would have been." Lorelai replied aggravated. "Taylor is so picky about his groceries."
"Did you squeeze the apples?"
"No." Lorelai lied.
"The bread?" Rory asked again.
Lorelai sighed. "What kind of market owner gets upset with you for testing the merchandise? We should quit shopping there."
"Then where will get our groceries?" Rory played along.
"We'll order them off ebay." Lorelai replied, unable to come up with a serious answer.
"This is it, Jess." Luke grouched. "Your last chance."
Jess rolled his eyes. "Whatever."
Luke pulled Jess into the back room. "Do you know how many other people would have given up on you by now?" he asked. "I've taken a lot of shit for you."
"I never asked you to." Jess shot back.
"Either you get your act together, or I'm putting you out." Luke replied stomping back into the diner.
Jess came out and saw Rory and Lorelai walking down the street. He was enjoying the view until Dean showed up in the picture. Quickly he looked away, grabbed a broom and started sweeping the floor.
Luke looked over. "That's a nice start." he teased.
"Hey, ladies." Dean said as he walked up to them. "Movie night?" he asked.
"Yep." Rory replied. "A good one too. We rented all three scream movies."
"Horror flicks, huh?" Dean teased. "Try not to get too scared."
"Are you kidding?" Lorelai replied. "None of the scream movies are scarey. They're perfect to make fun of however."
"So, your watching three scarey movies so you can laugh?" Dean asked confused. "Why not just watch three comedy movies?"
"We're unconventional." Rory replied seriously.
"Yeah." Dean nodded. "I've learned that. I'll call you later." he leaned and kissed Rory on the cheek. "Bye, Lorelai."
"Bye, Dean." Lorelai replied.
Lorelai and Rory sat on the couch surrounded by junk food and soda. Lorelai was still stuffing popcorn into her mouth.
"You know." Lorelai began. "Horror movies have lost all their effect. We need something new, something fresh."
"Like what?" Rory asked taking a swig of soda.
"Just something different than some guy killing people. There needs to be more to a movie. Puzzles to figure out. Games to play. And a major plot twist in the end, leaving you speechless."
Rory thought for a moment. Her mother was actually making a good point. Most movies were the same old thing, just different faces. There wasn't really anything scarey about some guy killing people. Adding psychological puzzles and twists, however, would definitely make it more interesting.
"Luke, may I talk to you for a minute please." Taylor asked.
"What is it Taylor?" Luke replied not looking up from his order book.
"I think Jess has been stealing from me." Taylor began. Now Luke looked up. "I'm not really mad. Just disappointed you know? He doesn't have to steal. You make sure he gets what he needs."
"Why do you think Jess has been stealing from you Taylor?"
"I've noticed a few things are missing from the store. Usually a cigar or two. Sometimes a magazine."
"How does that lead to Jess?" Luke asked offended.
"Well..." Taylor's eyes widened. "Who else in town would steal? I'd never been stolen from in my life until he moved here."
"Get out." Luke replied solemnly.
"Luke, I'm sure he's just a good kid with bad problems..."
"Get out." Luke repeated this time more forcefully.
Taylor exhaled deeply. "Everyone's really bitting their tongues around you Luke. Even I've held back a lot. But I'll not stand for theft in my store. That boy is trouble. He's heading down a path that you can't save him from." Taylor turned quickly and slammed the door on his way out, catching everyone's attention.
"Luke?" Miss Patty asked, expecting an explanation.
"What?" Luke asked aggressively.
"What was that all about?"
"Nothing. Taylor's just a jerk." he replied.
"Oh, sweetie, he means well." Miss Patty defended.
"He's always coming over here and starting something." Luke huffed as he became more and angry.
"He just wants what's best for the town."
"Yeah, well I think the town would be a lot better if Taylor wasn't in it." Luke snapped.
Miss Patty gasped and placed her hand on her heart. Never, had she heard such cruel words come from Luke's mouth. Luke realized he had said too much. He turned and walked up the stairs to his apartment. He couldn't take 20 sets of eyes staring at him. Everyone in the diner had started to whisper about the current event.