Skipping some more years. Lucy is now 8 and it is the time when Lorelai is asking her parents for money for Chilton and something for Lucy… (A/N: If you read A Gilmore Story, you probably already know). The words in bold are from the actual episode. Most of this will probably have the actual first episode, mostly because there's Lucy now, and if Lucy's quiet the entire time, it'll be like 'Where the hell did she go?', so I'll try to make it longer, like two chapters in one.

Chapter 12


EMILY: Lorelai, my goodness, this is a surprise. Is it Easter already?

LORELAI: (laughs nervously) No, I just finished up my business class and I thought I would stop by.

EMILY: To see me?


EMILY: Well, isn't that nice. Come in.

LORELAI: Thanks.

(She walks inside and they walk to the living room)

LORELAI: The place looks great.

EMILY: It hasn't changed.

LORELAI: Well, there you go. How are the girls at the bridge club?


LORELAI: Well…good.

(Emily and Lorelai take seats opposite to each other.)

EMILY: You said you were taking a business class?

LORELAI: Yeah, mmhmm, yeah. I'm taking a business class at the college twice a week. I'm sure I told you.

EMILY: Well, if you're sure then you must have. (long silence) Would you like some tea?

LORELAI: I would love some coffee.

RICHARD: (calls from another room) Emily? I'm home.

EMILY: We're in here.

(Richard enters the room)


RICHARD: What is it, Christmas already?

EMILY: Lorelai was taking a business class at the college today and decided to drop in and see us.

RICHARD: What business class?

EMILY: Well, she told us about it, dear, remember?


LORELAI: Well, actually, I came here for a reason. Dad, would you mind sitting down for a minute?

RICHARD: You need money.

LORELAI: I have a situation.

RICHARD: You need money.

LORELAI: Dad, will you just please let me get this out, okay? Um, Rory has been accepted to Chilton.

EMILY: Chilton? Oh, that's a wonderful school. It's only five minutes from here.

LORELAI: That's right, it is. she can start as early as Monday. Um, the problem is they want me to down an enrollment fee plus the first semester's tuition, and I have to do that immediately or she loses her spot.

RICHARD: So, you need money.

"But there's another thing too, Lucy got accepted to the Hartford Figure Skating Club." Lorelai said.

"The Figure Skating Club? I've heard of that from, what was her name Richard, the woman at the charity event we went to last week?" Emily said to Richard.

"Ah yes, I believe her name was Kendra O'Neil." Richard said.

"Ah yes, that was her name. Lovely woman, she said it was a very advanced club." Emily said.

"I promise you that it won't be just for recreation. Lucy started skating last year, but she wants to compete, and her coaches say she's ready to compete. She's really, really good." Lorelai said.

"So you need money." Richard said again.

"Yeah. But it's not for me, it's for Rory and Lucy. And I intend to pay you back every cent. I don't ask for favors, you know that."

EMILY: Oh, yes, we know.

RICHARD: I'll get the checkbook.

LORELAI: Thank you. You have no idea. Thank you.

EMILY: On one condition.

LORELAI: (mumbles to herself) So close.

EMILY: Since we are now financially involved in your life, I want to be actively involved in your life.

LORELAI: What does that mean, Mother?

EMILY: I want a weekly dinner.


"Friday nights, you, Rory, and Lucy will have dinner here."


"And you have to call us once a week to give us an update on Rory's school, Lucy's skating, and your life, and I would like to come to every one of Lucy's practices. That's it. That's the condition. If you agree, you'll come to dinner tomorrow night and leave here with a check. Otherwise, I'm sorry, we can't help you."

"I don't want them to know I borrowed money from you. Can that just be between us?" Lorelai asked.

"Does seven work for you?"

Lorelai forced a smile and said, "Perfect."

Luke's Diner
Lorelai, Rory, and Lucy are sitting at the table quietly

LORELAI: (to Rory) So, you were late getting home tonight.

RORY: Yeah, I went to the library.

LORELAI: Oh. Oh, I forgot to tell you, we're having dinner with your grandparents tomorrow night.

RORY: We are?


RORY: But it's September.


RORY: So what holiday's in September?

"There is no holiday in September, doorknob." Lucy spoke up.

"Be quiet." Rory said. Lucy stuck her tongue out at Rory, and Rory made a face.

LORELAI: Look, it's not a holiday thing. It's just dinner, okay?

RORY: Fine, sorry.

"Yeah, sorry." Lucy said.

(Luke brings their main courses to the table.)

LUKE: Red meat can kill you. Enjoy. (leaves)

LORELAI: (to Rory) So, I finished hemming your skirt today. (no answer) A grunt of acknowledgement might be nice.

RORY: I don't understand why we're going to dinner tomorrow night. I mean, what if I had plans? You didn't even ask me.

"Yeah, what about me? I could have had plans too." Lucy said.

"You're 8, you don't have plans." Rory said.

"Yes I do. Melissa said that she might have a sleepover and we were going to play in the gazebo until it was time to sleep."

"Those aren't plans."

"They might not be to you, but for me they are."

"Well, if either of you had plans, I would have known." Lorelai said.

"How?" Rory and Lucy said in unison.

LORELAI: Well, you would have told me.

RORY: I don't tell you everything. I have my own things.

LORELAI: Fine, you have things.

RORY: That's right I have things.

LORELAI: Hey, I had dibs on being the bitch tonight.

Lucy gasped dramatically. "Mommy…"

"Sorry Luc."

RORY: Just tonight?

LORELAI: What the hell is wrong with you?

"And you wonder why Lucy has such a potty mouth." Rory muttered. "I'm not sure I want to go to Chilton."


RORY: The timing is just really bad.

LORELAI: The timing is bad?

RORY: And the bus ride to and from Hartford, it's like thirty minutes each way.

LORELAI: I can't believe what I'm hearing.

"Plus, I don't think we should be spending that money right now. I mean, I know Chilton's got to be costing a lot, plus with Lucy's skating is even more."

"When did I come into this?" Lucy said.

LORELAI: Oh, you have no idea.

RORY: All of your money should be going toward buying an inn with Sookie.

LORELAI: What about college? What about Harvard?

RORY: We don't know that I can't get into Harvard if I stay where I am.

LORELAI: Okay, enough. Enough of the crazy talk, okay? I appreciate your concern but I have this covered.

RORY: I still don't want to go.


RORY: Because I don't.

LORELAI: I have to get out of here.

(Lorelai stands up and starts to leave.)

RORY: We have to pay first.

(Lorelai drops some money on the table. They walk out and start walking down the street.)

MISS PATTY: One-two-three. One-two-three. One-two-three. It's a waltz, ladies. Susie, do you have to tinkle? Then uncross your legs, darling. (sees Rory) Oh, Rory, good. I think I found a job for your male friend.

LORELAI: What male friend?

"Ooh, Rory has a boyfriend!" Lucy mocked.

MISS PATTY: They need a stock boy at the supermarket. I already talked to Taylor Doose about him. You just send him around tomorrow.

RORY: Okay, thanks.

LORELAI: What male friend?

"Rory's boyfriend." Lucy said.

MISS PATTY: Oh, he's very cute. You have good taste.

(Rory starts walking quickly down the street, and Lorelai and Lucy follow her.)

"B-b-b-boyfriend!" Lucy said repetitively as she walked down the street beside Lorelai, chasing Rory.

LORELAI: Oh, you're going to have to walk faster than that. You're gonna have to turn in to friggin' Flo Jo to get away from me.

A/N: Let's just skip that whole part when Rory and Lorelai fight about Dean and Lorelai and the whole motorcycle thing and her trying to talk to Rory. And we're also gonna skip dinner, even though it would have been an awesome Lorelai/Emily fight, but hey, look on the bright side, there will always be more.

Stars Hollow

(They're walking to Luke's Diner.)

RORY: So, nice dinner at the grandparents' house.

"Yup, very nice." Lucy said.

LORELAI: Oh, yeah, her dishes have never been cleaner.

RORY: You and Grandma seemed to have a nice talk.

"A very nice talk." Lucy added.

"How much did you guys hear?" Lorelai asked.

"Not much, you know snippets." Rory said.

"Snippets?" Lorelai repeated.

"Little snippets."

"Tiny snippets." Lucy said.

"So basically everything?" Lorelai asked.

"Basically, yes." Rory said.

"Well, the best laid plans."

(They walk into the diner and sit at a table)

"I think it was really brave of you to ask them for money." Rory said.

"Yeah, you don't really have the best bond with them." Lucy said.

"Oh, I so do not want to talk about it." Lorelai said.

"How many meals is it gonna take 'til we're off the hook?" Rory asked.

"I think the deli spread at my funeral will be the last one. Hey, wait, does that mean…"

"Can't let a perfectly good plaid skirt go to waste."

"She's going Mom, she's going." Lucy said excitedly.

"Oh, Honey, you won't be sorry." Lorelai said.

(Luke walks up to the table)

"Wow, you look nice. Really nice." Lorelai said.

"I had a meeting earlier at the bank. They like collars. You look nice, too." Luke said.

"I had a flagellation to go to."

"So what'll you have?"

"Coffee, in a vat."

"I'll have coffee also. And chili fries." Rory said.

"I want chili fries too. But I want Coke instead of coffee because you won't let me have coffee." Lucy said.

"Copycat." Lucy stuck her tongue out at Rory.

"That's quite a refined palate you got there." Luke said, and walked away.

"Behold the healing powers of a bath. So, tell us about this guy." Lorelai said.

"Yeah, your b-b-b-boyfriend." Lucy said.

"You know what's really special about our relationship? The total understanding about the need for one's privacy. I mean, you really understand boundaries." Rory said.

"So tell us about the guy." Lorelai said.


"Is he dreamy?"

"Oh, that's so Nick at Night."

"Like on Full House." Lucy pointed out.

"Well, I'm gonna find out anyway." Lorelai said.

"Really? How?" Rory asked.

"I'll spy, and Lucy's gonna spy with me."

(Luke comes back with their order and sets it on the table.)

"I never said I was gonna spy with you. It's every girl for herself. But I have connections." Lucy said.

"Like what?" Lorelai asked. Lucy just smiled and began eating her fries. "So tell me about the guy."

"Check, please." Rory said.

"No, really, are you embarrassed to bring him home?"

"I'm not embarrassed."

"Does he talk at all?"

"No, Mom, he's a mime."

"He's a mime. That's so cool." Lucy said.

(And this is obviously where the first episode of the best show on TV ended.)

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"Mom, it's time to get up." Lucy whispered.

Lorelai groaned. "What time is it?"

"It's just after 5."

"It's early." Lorelai yawned.

"I know."

Lorelai opened her eyes and looked at the window. "It's not even bright yet."

"I know that too."

"This whole figure skating thing isn't working out for me."

"Come on, Mom. I don't want to be late on my first day." Lucy started to leave the room.

"Is Rory awake?" Lorelai asked.

"I don't know."

"She better be. If I have to get up early, then so does she."

"I'll remember that."

"Ugh, fine. I'll get up, but by the time I get downstairs there had better be coffee waiting for me on the table."

"Rory could make it. I'm gonna go get ready, and you," Lucy pulled off Lorelai's covers.

"Holy crap, Lucy!"

"-you have to get up now. See ya." Lucy ran out of the room and ran downstairs turning on all the lights, then going into Rory's room. "Rory, dear big sister of mine, Mommy says you have to get up."

"No." Rory groaned.

"Oh yes you do. She wants coffee, and I'm guessing you do too, and I don't know how to make it, so you have to make it."

Rory turned over and looked at Lucy. "Lucy, sweet little sister of mine, you know I love you, right?"

"Uh huh."

"And you love me, am I right?"

"Yeah, what's your point?"

"It's 5 o'clock." Rory said a matter-of-factly.

"Okay." Lucy said.

"I don't have to get up for another hour and a half; you have to get up now."

"Tell Mom, not me."

"What does she have to do with anything?"

"She said that if she has to get up early, so do you."

"Arrgg! Again?" Rory put the pillow over her head.

"Yes, and don't do that you'll suffocate."

"Good! Can you make coffee?"

"Uhh no."

"It's very simple. The instructions are written down on the coffee machine pamphlet. It's in there, please make some coffee." Rory pleaded.

"Oh, fine." Lucy left the room.

"I love you!" Rory called after her.

"Yeah, yeah, yeah!" Lucy called.

"Do you have all your stuff for school?" Lorelai called to Lucy before leaving the house.

"Yes Mom. I told you a million times." Lucy called back from her room.

"Can you guys keep it down? It's still early." Rory said, as she was leaning against the wall.

"Don't be a baby." Lucy said as she came down the stairs.

"Wow." Lorelai and Rory said in awe.

"You look so cute." Lorelai said.

Lucy was walking down the stairs wearing a velvet dress trimmed in metallic lame, and a not-so-full with a pleat on the center back. Lucy smiled.

"The only reason I would be a figure skater would be to wear those pretty dresses."

"You're funny. Let's go." Lucy said.

"Where's your sweater?"

"In my bag."

"Put it on please."


"I know you wanna look nice, Sweetie, but it's cold this morning and your coaches will probably very upset if you catch a cold." Lorelai said.

"Okay. Come on Rory let's go, it's 5:30, we're late."

"No, it's early." Rory groaned as Lucy pushed her out the door.

"It's cold in here." Rory said as they walked inside the arena.

"No kidding." Lucy said. "I'm so excited!"

"You ought to be, you worked hard to get here." Lorelai said.

"Yeah, we're proud of you Luc." Rory said.

"Thanks. I couldn't have done it without you guys." Lucy said.

"Or Grandma and Grandpa."

"You had to ruin the moment." Lorelai said.


"Come on, let's go to the rink."

"This is so exciting! I've never seen such smooth ice. All the ice I've ever been on had already been skated on a million times." Lucy said as they got into the rink.

Lorelai put Lucy's stuff down and said, "Take off your guards Luc."

"You must be Lucy." A blonde woman said as she walked toward the Gilmores.

Lucy nodded and said, "Yes."

"I'm Diane Caldwell."

"Hi, it's nice to meet you. I'm Lucy Gilmore."

"It's nice to meet you, too. You must be her mother."

Lorelai stuck out her hand, shook Diane's hand and said, "Yeah, I'm Lorelai Gilmore, this is my other daughter Rory."

"Hi Rory, it's nice to meet you." Diane said.

"You too." Rory said.

"I've talked to Lucy's other coaches, and they've told me she's ready to compete. There's a competition at the end of December I was thinking we could prepare for. Since this is Lucy's first time, I'll take it slow, but as she progresses, it'll become tougher."

"Okay sounds good. Lucy's always up to the challenge." Lorelai said.

"I'm glad. Now, let's get to work." Diane took Lucy's hand.

"Hang on a minute." Someone called from behind them.

Lorelai turned around and said, "Mom, what are you doing here?"

"What do you mean Lorelai? This was part of our agreement."

"Sorry Mom." Lorelai mumbled.

"Good morning, Rory."

"Morning, Grandma." Rory said.

"Lucy, my, my you look very nice."

"Thanks Grandma." Lucy said.

"Diane, it's nice to see you again."

"You too, Emily." Diane said.

"Wait, you know each other?" Lorelai said.

"Of course Lorelai. I requested her for Lucy. She's the best coach in the state."

"I highly doubt that, Emily."

"Oh, don't be so modest. You are amazing."

"If you'll excuse us, Lucy and I have some work to do."

"Oh go on. Don't let me keep you waiting." Diane and Lucy stepped on to the ice.

"So…Mom…where do you and Diane know each other from?" Lorelai asked.

"She's Kendra's daughter." Emily said.

"Is she married?"

"No, she just has her father's last name."

"I see." Lorelai looked at the ice and saw Lucy. "Look at her; she's looks like such a natural."

"You weren't lying when you said good." Emily agreed.

They continued watching Lucy, until it was time to head back to Stars Hollow.

"Lorelai, I have a proposition for you." Emily said before they all left.

"And what might that be Mom?" Lorelai said as she helped Lucy put her sweater over her head.

"It must be quite a hassle waking up twice a week before usual and drive all the way to Hartford to take Lucy figure skating."

"I just started, but yeah, a bit. Where's this going, Mother?"

"I think Lucy should stay over at our house, so that way it won't be a long drive for you in the morning. She'll be ready for school on time and I'll drive her over."

"It's okay, Mom, really."

"I think we should ask Lucy. What do you think of the idea Lucy?" Emily asked.

"It would be more efficient…" Lucy said slowly. Lucy looked at her mom.

"If you want to…I guess that'll be okay."

"Good, then it's settled. I'll see you on Wednesday then." Emily said before Lorelai or Lucy could say anything further.

"Super." Lorelai said sarcastically.

Author's Note: I think this is my longest one in the history of all my stories. You can be the judge. It's probably not that good since it has the actual episode in it, and it wasn't written by me (unfortunately), but the great Amy Sherman-Palladino. Oh well, I have school tomorrow and another audition, so I won't update. R&R