"I can't believe you would get into a fight just a few days before prom." Rory still complained as they went inside of her house.
"Rory I know but I couldn't take it anymore, I can't wait till graduation, I can finally get out of that rumor mill."
"Dean we live in Stars Hollow so unless you plan on moving you will always be part of that rumor mill. People are going to talk, its human nature." He didn't say anything but winced at a sudden pain that shot through his eye. "Have you put ice on that?"
"Only for a few minutes before I left school, I was just ready to get out of there."
"Come here." She pulled him by the hand leading him into her room. "Sit." She instructed towards her bed.
"Why, are you going to join me and make me feel better?" He asked finally smiling genuinely since she got off the bus that day.
"No, I'm going to get you some ice…so your face isn't swollen in our prom pictures."
His smile slowly faded when he realized how serious she had just become. He laid down on the bed and waited for her to return with the ice. She came back with a dish towel full of ice held in tight with a rubber band. "Sorry but we don't have any ice packs or anything like that around here."
"This is fine, thank you." He said taking the towel from her and slowly put it up to his swollen eye. "You're sad." He stated the obvious.
"Well yeah aside from you being punched and then kicked out of school now we can't even go to the Star's Hollow prom."
He reached for her and pulled her down beside him on the bed. "You know I love you more then anything?"
"I really hope so…" She said with a smile and a quick kiss. "I love you too."
"I know I should have just let what he said go today but I just couldn't. I promise I'm going to make this up to you, even if it means creating our own prom in the square, we will go to our senior prom."
"That's an interesting thought but I think we will still be able to go to Chilton's."
"Still that's not exactly what you wanted, and I want to be able to give you everything that you want."
Rory repositioned herself to move closer to him, her legs tangled with his and he wrapped his arms around her. In that position he was easily able to pull her on top of him. They smiled at each other and at that moment he knew that all he needed was her and hoped that she would be thinking the same thing. "Everything I need is right here." After he heard those words every muscle in his body tightened, every muscle. She kissed him again but this time with passion that she never knew existed inside her. He also took notice of the sudden change surrendering every last bit of his concentration to her. The towel of ice fell to the side of the bed, which didn't seem to distract either of them. She was still in her Chilton uniform; it took him a moment to pull her shirt loose from being tucked in her skirt. His hands carefully slid up underneath the back of her shirt making her jump a little.
"Are you okay?" He asked.
She laughed before explaining. "Yeah your hands are just a little cold still, from the ice."
"No it's okay, don't stop."
Don't stop. He thought to himself. Does that mean what I think it means? Normally he would take that as carry on with the make out session but there was something about how she said it, it definitely meant something else. "Rory, are you…I mean do you want to…"
"Dean shouldn't I be the one that's nervous about this?"
"So does that mean you want to, are you ready?"
"Yeah I think so, I mean I can't think of any reason to wait anymore, I mean as long as we're safe about it. I love you and I know I want to be with you, I think we should do it." She finished up her speech with confidence and a big smile.
"So when you say we should, you mean right now?"
"Yes right now."
At that point he knew everything that he needed to, their lips became fused together once again and his hands now fidgeted with the buttons on the front of her shirt. Finally he reached the last one and carefully pushed the shirt back off her shoulders. He smiled suddenly recalling a recurring dream he had previously had of this moment, only in his dreams had he ever thought he would be taking off her private school uniform and then make love to her for her first time. Up until that night of the party he just assumed that Jess would have taken away any pureness that Rory still possessed but he was more then happy to find out that he was wrong.
"You're so beautiful."
She smiled at the compliment but quickly reminded him that it was no longer necessary for words to be spoken as she sat up applying pressure to his waist. Both of them were so wrapped up in one another that neither took notice of the sound of the front door opening. Lorelai walked into the kitchen, sat some bags onto the table and quickly did a double take back to Rory's bedroom; she couldn't believe what she was seeing.
"Sorry to interrupt but don't you think you two should at least close the door?" Lorelai asked sarcastically.
"Mom I didn't expect you home so soon…" Rory tried to explain as she reached for her shirt that managed to get a considerable distance away.
"Well that much is clear. How long have you even been home, I mean it hasn't even been twenty minutes or so since your bus was due…wait, the two of you did go to school today right?"
"Yes." They both said in unison.
"Dean do you mind if I talk to my daughter alone? We have some catching up to do."
"No of course not, I guess I should get home anyway, give my parents the bad news." The last part he said looking back at Rory.
"Good luck." She whispered to him as he got off of the bed and headed for the door.
Lorelai waited for him to leave before saying anything else.
"Rory I thought you were going to talk to me about this first?"
"I know, but this isn't exactly something that you plan, and please don't be mad at Dean I'm the one who started it and I told him that I wanted to."
"I'm not mad; I remember being young, which is why I want you to talk to me about this stuff. I can't imagine my life without you right now, and I don't regret anything that happened in the past that brought me here but can you honestly tell me that you're ready to be a mother right now?"
"No of course not, but it's not like you get pregnant every time you have sex just because you're young either. I'm eighteen you can't protect me forever, eventually I'm going to have to make decisions on my own."
"I know but I can help with this, I think we should go see your doctor tomorrow and you can get some birth control. I know you don't want this but this is where I draw the line…the way you and Dean act towards each other you'll never make it passed prom night a virgin."
"Okay, let's do it." Rory said amazingly cooperative.
"So then you're okay with this, you'll go on the pill."
"Yes, I was actually going to mention it to you today but you beat me to it. Do you think you could get something scheduled for tomorrow sometime?"
Lorelai was suddenly taken aback by Rory's sudden push of the subject. "Yeah I think we could, you may have to leave school early or go in late but I'll call now and find out for sure."
"Can I just ask one thing before we make any calls?"
"Yeah go ahead…"
"You're doing this because you want to right? Not because you feel like Dean has experience and that if you don't have sex with him you could lose him right?"
"Mom no, believe me I want to do this. Besides what makes you think this isn't Dean's first time?"
"Trust me you didn't have to actually be at Kyle's party to find out what went down there, and why."
"I hate this town."