So this is it. The last chapter, its posting date has been prolonged because I wanted to think of a nice way to end this. I honestly can't think of anything too good, so I'm a little sad.
Rory slowly opened the door and looked out, not seeing anyone in the hallway, she stepped out. The door closed softly behind her and then she knocked on it twice. Jess opened the door, rolling his eyes.
"Don't roll your eyes at me." Rory said teasing.
"I can't believe you had me wait in there so people wouldn't see us coming out together."
"Well, I don't want people assuming anything."
"Like stuff" Rory said.
"Like we just had sex in there?" FYI, we sorta did." Jess said.
"You know the security camera right there just saw us come out of there." Jess said pointing to the ceiling amused. Rory looked up and searched for a camera and when it clicked that there really wasn't one, she looked back to Jess.
"I know." He said smirking.
"Alright come on, we need to go shop now." They started walking together and Jess interlaced his fingers with hers.
"Oh come on."
"This was your idea."
"I am not going in there."
"Then why did you buy that?" Jess asked pointing at her bag from the Kitchen Store.
Rory sighed, "To apologize to Luke."
"Alright then, come in and apologize." He started going up the steps to the diner, holding her hand. She slowly followed him, letting herself extend her arm. When they got to the counter, Luke was standing towards the coffee pot, getting ready to brew a fresh pot. Jess pushed Rory in front of him and pulled her close so her back was touching his stomach. He kept his arm around her stomach, and whispered in her ear
"It'll only take a sec, and then we can go upstairs."
Rory nodded, "Hey, Luke?"
Luke turned around, "Oh hey Rory. Jess." He said acknowledging his nephew.
"Luke, I just wanted to say that I'm sorry about the stuff that happened. I got you this from the Kitchen Store at the mall. I don't know why I told you that's where I got it from, because you don't remind me of someone who goes to the mall, but there's some nice stuff there. But that's not why I didn't think you wouldn't go there, because there is nice stuff there. I only meant that I didn't think you liked malls. Anyhow, I thought you could use some new stuff in the diner for mixing and stuff because when mom and I helped you when your Uncle Luis died, your things seemed older."
Jess was smirking; he was going to miss her rambling. Luke smiled and nodded, "Thanks, me too. Sorry, I mean."
Rory smiled and exhaled the breath she was holding. Jess then pulled her gently by her arm upstairs. When they got to the door, Jess turned Rory around, "That wasn't so hard."
"No it wasn't." Rory said smiling. Jess brought her close and kissed her softly. Rory pulled away smiling, "That was nice." Jess pulled her close and kissed her again before opening up the door to let them in. "What do you want to do? It's only like 5 o'clock. I have to be home by midnight."
"Let's eat something."
"Ooooh yes" Rory said.
"Where do you want to order from?"
"Let's get some Chinese from Al's." Rory suggested.
"What about Indian food?"
"What? You hate Indian food."
"I do not hate Indian food." Jess said.
"Yes you do, you threaten to burn down my house every time I say we should order it."
"You like Indian food."
"Yes I do." Rory said
"Well then order some."
"What is up with you?" She asked smiling.
"Nothing, I just figured it's our last night together for a while and I thought it should be nice."
"Well it should be nice for both of us, at least let me order you a pizza or something."
'Hey this is Rory, I can't get to my phone right now, please leave me a message and I will call you back. Thanks. To leave a message press one or stay on the li-
Lorelai pressed the off button and set the phone back down on the charger.
Rory's cell phone had just stopped vibrating. She let it go to voice mail since she was eating.
"When are you getting back?" Jess asked, before taking a bite of pizza.
"We want to be back by September 4th. School starts on the 18th."
Jess nodded. Rory took a bite of her food and then pushed it away sighing. "I'm stuffed."
"Impossible." Jess said.
"Quite possible after having Tandoori Chicken, rice, three samosas, and Kulfi."
"Well then let's watch a movie or something. It's only seven."
"You pick something out."
Rory nodded and headed over to his bed to get the movies out from underneath it. She picked out Footloose and Almost Famous, both of their favorites. She popped Footloose in the DVD player before sitting down next to Jess on the couch.
Half way through the movie, Jess whispered in her ear, "I have something for you."
She whispered back, "Oh really? Cause if its what I think it is, can it please wait until after the movie, because I really want to finish this so we can at least start Almost Fa-
A medium sized jewelry box popped in front of her face. She looked confused, then thoughtful and then happy.
"You bought me something?"
"At the mall. I saw it when I walked past" Jess shrugged.
Rory took it from his hand and asked, "Can I open it?"
"That's why I gave it to you."
She smiled and slowly opened the box to reveal and silver necklace with an arrow looping around to another arrow head, holding an opal gem. She looked back at him, and then pulled the necklace out of the box.
"Help me put it on?" she asked, lifting her hair from her neck.
Jess nodded and put the necklace on her. "Thank you so much." She kissed him softly, and then made her way to his ear and then down his neck. He gently pulled her off and got up and then pulled her up and carried her to his bed.
It was 12:30 a.m and Jess and Rory were on the way back to the Gilmore Residence. The stepped onto the front porch, and they were standing outside the door.
"I'll see you in a few hours." Jess said.
"I guess you will." Rory said smiling. Jess leaned in and after a few minutes, all they heard was the door open quickly and a camera taking a picture. They broke apart, startled to see Lorelai at the door with a grin on her face and the digital camera in her hand.
"Later." Jess said shaking his head. Rory nodded and leaned in for one quick kiss. They pretended not to see the light through their eyelids. Jess walked down the steps and down the lawn.
"Ooooh that will be so cute!" Lorelai said smiling as Rory entered the house. She followed her in and to the living room. "Whoa." Lorelai said, putting her hands up like she's trying to tell a little kid to stop.
"What?" Rory asked from the couch.
"Do you realize that we are leaving for Europe today?"
"Well yeah, it is after midnight."
"Rory!" Lorelai whined.
"You were supposed to say, yeah like I did and then we'd get all happy cause we're going to Europe."
"Oh, I'm sorry, try it again."
"No, its stupid now." Lorelai said, seeming disappointed.
"No, mom I promise it will not seem stupid."
"Alright if you insist…Whoa." Lorelai said in a bored voice.
"Mom!" Rory whined.
"Say it like you mean it."
"Oh okay…Whoa." Lorelai said putting her hands up again.
"Do you realize that we are leaving for Europe…today?"
"Whoa. I can't believe it." Rory said.
"We're gonna have so much fun."
"I know you will have fun getting to go through my clothes to find something nice to wear to impress the men."
"And don't forget the jewelry…where did you get that?" Lorelai asked pointing to her necklace.
"Oh." Rory smiled. "Jess gave it to me."