Disclaimer: All of the characters and settings belong to Warner Bros. and David and Amy Sherman Palladino. some dialog is taken from the episode; "Luke Can See Her Face"
Lorelai Can See His Face
Lorelai felt outrageously silly as she strolled her finger along the books to the "Love and Relationships" section of the bookstore. She sneakily walked around as if she were covering up some clandestine act. Lorelai thought about the conversation she had had with Luke just one day earlier, they were laughing over their failed relationships and she had said they were destined to Dr. Phil books and self-help tapes. Even though she was just being her usual sarcastic self, in the back of her mind she feared that she might actually resort to this. Relationships for Dummies, Love; not a four letter word, Baby Steps…to a successful relationship, and the list went on. So many titles all giving her the same message. She was a failure. She was 35! She'd hate to admit this to Emily Gilmore, but she had imagined herself with a husband at least, and maybe some kids (besides Rory) by her age. Lorelai reluctantly picked a few books, one with a tape included. "Great I'll have to sit through some annoying man telling me I'm not trying hard enough!" Though in the end, she did after all want the whole package. No matter what it took to find.
As Lorelai paid, she tried to avoid eye contact with Andrew (who was the desk clerk). She was so embarrassed and she for one second wished that she didn't live in such a small town. Lorelai rushed home. Not because she was eager to start this wonderful adventure, but because she felt guilty for having to sink this low.
"Jeez! I seriously underestimated the annoyance of this man's voice." Lorelai yelled out loud, when she first put the tape in. It was a good thing Rory wasn't home, because she would be severely mocked 'till the end of time' for this. Lorelai listened for a while, casually mocking the man as the tape went along. "How did I sink this low!" was what rang over and over in her mind. Soon she began to feel hungry, so she checked her fridge. Nothing edible resided there, though maybe some new forms of life were growing on some leftover Chinese food. Lorelai's stomach grumbled. Luke's, she decided to herself.
"Luke!" yelled Lorelai as she rushed in to the diner. Luke turned around and almost smiled, though it was quickly replaced by his usual scowl. "Yah Lorelai?" Luke replied dropping pretty much everything he was doing prior. "I'm hungry" "Well this is a diner, where people come to eat, believe it or not? I sure wouldn't eat this stuff, it'll kill ya y'now?" "Yes I have been fully informed of the caloric intake and cholesterol contained in my burger, chili cheese fries, and my most beloved coffee, now feed me my disgusting burger and fries, and do you have any pie?" She said with puppy dog eyes. Who could resist those puppy dog eyes, it was a Gilmore girl trademark. She herself had taught Rory at the tender age of 3. Luke quickly looked away "Oh don't use that on me! AH! Fine it's your death wish," he concluded as he handed he her plate. Lorelai laughed comfortably and eat as she continued to bother/chat with Luke. She was eating slower than usual because she wasn't keen on going home to the tape of death awaiting her arrival.
Lorelai switched the tape back on, the man's voice flooded through her home once again.
The ridiculously annoying voice began to speak, "Chapter 7. Women, a question -- what is fantasy? The answer -- fantasy is the imaginative fulfillment of your heart's desire. And one of the most common fantasies for single women is the fantasy of your ultimate companion." My ultimate companion, I've got Rory! Well, I think he might be referring to a man…okay. "Story time. I had a friend -- let's call her Judy-- who couldn't make up her mind amongst three different men that she liked. I developed a test for her...and for you."
Oh great I hate tests; I just hope it won't tell me that my ultimate companion is Leonardo Dicaprio.
"Whose phone calls or visits are never unwanted or too long? Do you see his face? Who would you most like to have in your life to ward off moments of loneliness? Do you see his face?
When you travel, who would make your travels more enjoyable? Do you see his face?
When you're in pain, who would you most like to comfort you? Do you see his face? When something wonderful happens in your life -- a promotion at work, a successful refinancing -- who do you want to share the news with? Do you see his face?
Whose face appears to you, my friend? Whose face?"
"Okay, I've got to go through this carefully," Lorelai said aloud and rewinded the tape to the beginning of the test.
"Whose phone calls or visits are never unwanted or too long? Do you see his face?" Well, I guess I like it when Luke calls and says he's going to come fix stuff. Because I get to impress him with my witty phone conversation, and reference things way beyond his comprehension. Haha. Wait? Do I try to impress Luke? But before she could continue her thought, the voice flew out again. "Who would you most like to have in your life to ward off moments of loneliness? Do you see his face?" I do get lonely, especially with Rory off at Yale all the time. We hardly ever see each other. God, I miss her. There was that time that I was falling apart on the bench about the inn, and Luke was there comforting me. For once I didn't feel so alone. He also gave me 30000 dollars. I can always rely on Luke. Wait? I'm relying on Luke? Well he does always fix things around Rory and mine's house, and he's always there for me and Rory. Like when the Independence Inn burned down, he let me stay in his apartment… "When you travel, who would make your travels more enjoyable? Do you see his face? Well I only really travel with Rory, but Luke taught me how to fish, and that was actually more fun then on the date with the guy I needed to learn how for. How did I overlook that? "When you're in pain, who would you most like to comfort you? Do you see his face?" There was one time that I was sick but wouldn't admit it, and Luke made me go home right after I came in to the diner that morning. Then later he brought me chicken soup, though he refused to give me coffee. Why am I the only one that he denies coffee to? He says it's unhealthy yet he serves it to everyone else in town. He's only concerned about me, and of course Rory, who's an extension of me. There are also countless times that he's comforted me and assured me that everything was going to be okay. I hardly ever show my weaknesses to anyone, but I wined to Luke about all that turbulence after Christopher. I can't always be Wonder Women can I? Now that I think about it, without him I don't know where I'd be. "When something wonderful happens in your life -- a promotion at work, a successful refinancing -- who do you want to share the news with? Do you see his face? The inn, I tell Luke about the Inn, because I'm so excited about it. I know technically he's an investor, but I also want to tell him about it. I so want Luke to be proud of me. He told me I could do it, when I doubted myself. I know now that I really needed that. "Whose face appears to you, my friend? Whose face?" Luke's! oh my god, I'm in love with Luke. I can't believe I've never figured this out before. There are so many signs. And when Luke was with Nicole, I was so obviously jealous. I just couldn't bring myself to admit it. I wonder if The Reverend hadn't interrupted Luke and I when we were breaking the bells, I would have realized that I was so abrupt about him moving away because I had feelings for him. How could I have been so STUPID? All along I've had my "ultimate companion" right in front of me. The only word Lorelai could utter verbally, was a quiet, "wow."
Hey, so please review and I will by forever in your debt. Tell me if I should continue on to the wedding and add a different way of them hooking up, or if I should just leave it as a oneshot.