Summary: This is a prequel to "A Gilmore Story". It is about Lorelai when she met Luke, when she was pregnant with Lucy, and when Lucy was born. The first chapter is going to skip years.

Chapter 1

Lorelai Gilmore worked at the Independence Inn as a maid to support her and her 14-month old daughter Rory.

"Let's try this one." Lorelai said to a sleeping Rory. "You can't hear me anyway."

Lorelai entered the diner to find a lot of people eating, or waiting to be served. She looked at the scene. She smiled. She loved the hustle and bustle of Stars Hollow. She saw a man around her age serving another customer. She went over to him.

"Do you serve coffee?" Lorelai asked the man.

"Coffee's going to kill you." The man said, going over to the counter.

"We all have to go someday." Lorelai said, following him wherever he went. "Now, answer the question."

"Yes, now go sit down and I'll be with you in a minute."

"I need coffee, like pronto."

"You're going to have to wait."

Lorelai went over to a man reading a newspaper.

"Can I borrow this? Thanks." Lorelai said without waiting for the man's reply. "When's your birthday?" she asked the coffee man.

"What does it matter?" the coffee man asked.

"Tell me, please?" Lorelai said with a pout.

The man looked at her, almost not giving in, and said, "Fine, it's November 5th, are you happy now?"

Lorelai was writing something, and not looking up, she said, "Mmhmm."

"What are you writing?"

"Here." Lorelai handed him a piece of paper.

He read it. "So if I give you coffee, you'll go away?"

"Exactly, now, put it in your wallet, and one day it'll bring you luck."

"Right." The man went behind the counter and gave Lorelai a glare. He then poured her a cup of coffee.

"Thanks man. My name's Lorelai, by the way, and you are?" Lorelai said.

"Luke. Who's that, your sister?" Luke said pointing to Rory.

"No, she's my uh daughter, Rory. Well, it's actually Lorelai, but when I had to name her, I was like men do it all the time, why can't women?"

"Good point." Luke said.

"Well anyway, I have to get back to work. See ya later, Luke. Great coffee, by the way." Lorelai said as she pushed Rory's stroller and left.

When she left, that was the first time got a good look at her. God she's beautiful, he thought.

He's so cute, Lorelai thought as she went back to the inn.

"What do you think, Rory? You like him?" Rory sneezed. "I'll take that as a yes. I do too."


3 years later

Stars Hollow Elementary School

Rory was in her classroom, waiting with a bunch of her kindergarten friends, when she saw Lorelai enter the classroom.

"Mommy!" Rory said as she ran up to Lorelai. Lorelai picked her up.

"Hey babe, how was school today?" Lorelai said.

"It was fun. Mrs. Galley brought Sassy, and we writed letters to her."

"Who's Sassy?" Lorelai asked putting Rory down.

"Mrs. Galley's bear and I was the Special Helper today."

"Wow that sounds like fun. How about we go to Luke's, and you can tell me about the rest of your day on the way."

"Okay. We made bear books, and painted and…" Rory talked and talked, on the way to Luke's.


"Oh Lukey Pie!" Lorelai called out as she entered the diner.

Luke came out of the kitchen and said, "Lorelai don't call me that."

"Okay. Diner Boy, we need coffee!"

"Lorelai." Luke said warningly.

"Aren't we your favorite customers Luke? We deserve some coffee."

"No, you aren't my favorite customer, Rory is my favorite customer."

"Yay!" Rory said clapping her hands.

"In the words of Stephanie Tanner, how rude!"

"Who?"

"Don't tell me you have never watched Full House, with little Stephanie."

"Nope, can't say I have."

"Where have you been?"

"Working. Now, favorite customer, what would you like to eat?" Luke asked.

"I want a hamburger and coffee please." Rory said politely.

Luke looked at Lorelai and said, "What have you been doing to this innocent little girl?"

"She has the right to know what's good and what's bad, Lukey Pookey."

"You're right, she does. I'll tell you what Rory, you can have the burger, but instead of coffee you can have chocolate milk. How does that sound?"

"Okay." Rory said.


"Thanks for dinner Luke; we'll see you for breakfast tomorrow." Lorelai said as she got up from her eat at the counter.

"Bye Luke." Rory said between giggles, knowing she forgot to give Luke something.

Luke saw and said, "Now Rory, I believe you forgot something."

Rory was still giggling. She sat on the counter, put her little arms around Luke's neck, and kissed him on the nose.

"See ya later, Princess." Luke said kissing Rory on the cheek, and giving her a hug.

Even though Luke and Lorelai weren't together, or hadn't shown any signs of coming close to being together, Luke still showed affection to the little girl who was the closest thing to a daughter to him. And Rory did the same to the man who should be her father. But Rory had limited the affection when she realized Luke wasn't her real father, even though she wanted him to be.


2 years later

"Mommy, can I have a little sister?" Rory said as she was coloring, and Lorelai was looking through mail.

Lorelai stopped, looked at her and said, "That was random, very out of the blue."

"Well it's just that Kara's mommy had a boy baby and Tracy has 2 baby sisters."

"Well Honey, how about we go pick one up at Doose's when we go later. You can pick one out."

"Mommy, that's not how you get babies."

Lorelai looked at Rory seriously and said, "Then how do you get babies?"

"Mrs. Kim told Lane and Lane told me that angels from God bring the babies to you."

Lorelai let out a sigh of relief and happy she didn't have to have 'the talk' with her 6-year-old daughter yet.

"She's exactly right, Hon, and when you're older I'll tell you the real answer." Lorelai mumbled that last part.

"Huh?" Rory asked confused.

"Nothing."

Ding! Dong!

"Luke's here!" Rory cried and ran to the door to open it.

"Rory!" Luke said as the door opened.

"Hi Luke. Did you bring us food?"

"I sure did."

"Ooh! Ooh! Gimme!" Lorelai said coming out of the living room.

"Lorelai you're 22 and the 6-year-old isn't even acting like you." Luke said handing Rory the bag, which ran into the kitchen with.

"Be quiet, you."

"Now, what's wrong with the shower?"

"I turned it on, but no water came out." Lorelai said leading Luke to the bathroom.

"What, how's that possible?"

"Don't ask me, you're Mr. Fix-It."

"Did you pay your bill?"

"Of course I did. All the other taps and water supplying things are working."

"Okay, I'm going to check this out while you eat."

"What, you're actually allowing me to eat?"

"Yes, because if you don't you'll be up here bugging me."

"Smart man."

"I do try."


Lorelai and Rory were downstairs eating, while Luke was upstairs.

"Mommy?" Rory said.

"Yeah?" Lorelai said.

"If Luke's my daddy, why doesn't he live with us?"

Lorelai looked up from her burger, at Rory. At times like these, she hated to talk to that innocent face.

"Honey, Luke isn't your daddy."

"Yes he is, because Daddy's fix things and bring us food, that's what Tracy's daddy does."

"I know, but your daddy lives far away. Christopher, remember?"

"But Daddy's are always there. You're supposed to see them everyday."

"You're right Honey, you are supposed to see Daddy's everyday, but it's different for us."

"I wish Luke was my daddy."

Lorelai smiled and said, "I do too. Now would you look at the time? It's time for a young miss to brush her teeth and go to bed."

"I don't wanna," Rory whined.

"School in the morning for you, and I have work. Come one let's go."

Lorelai took Rory by the hand and they went to the bathroom.


"Go say goodnight to Luke." Lorelai told Rory.

Rory went up the stairs to where Luke was.

"Night Luke." Rory said giving Luke a hug.

"Night Rory, sleep well, okay?" Luke said.

"Okay. Luke?"

"Yeah?"

"I wish you were my daddy." Rory said sadly and left.

"I do too, kid, I do too." Luke said when Rory left.

After that day, Rory wasn't as affectionate to Luke as she used to be. She thought you were only allowed to hug and kiss Mommies and Daddies.