A/N: I'm really sorry for not updating sooner, but I started another story, and then Christmas and stuff got crazy, but I wanted to finish this story before Christmas, so it's Thursday night, and the Bishop gave us (my school) an extended vacation, so while public schools are in session tomorrow, I will be sleeping. Yay! Anyways, where I was going with that was I'm not going to bed until I have updated. There's a time lapse, so I could make this go the way I needed to end it. I really want to thank everyone for reading and reviewing!
Disclaimer: Yeah, I don't own it; guess I'll have to get over it.
It had been three month's since Dean started stalking Rory and Jess. It took three weeks of Jess sleeping in Rory's room before she began to realize that he wasn't coming back to hurt her. The previous day Dean had been sentenced to ten years in prison, without parole. Jess, Rory, and Lorelai had to all give statements saying what had happened. Rory finally finished her physical therapy, and it was almost as if the accident never happened. Rory was due to go back to Yale in two weeks. She had to make up three courses from last semester which were left with incompletes, which put her up to having six classes this semester instead of four or five. Stars Hollow had all found out about Jess and Rory's relationship, they were skeptical at first; after all he was the "bad boy" who broke the "town princess's" heart. They all accepted them, just like they had when they had dated before. Currently Rory was beginning to pack all of her stuff up, so it could be moved back into a dorm room. This year she and Paris were sharing a double dorm room. Paris got to know Jess a lot more over the summer, and all three of them had done many things together. Dave came back from California, Lane was ecstatic. Jess and Rory went out with them a couple of times, and Jess and Dave grew to like each other, and become friends.
Rory's cell rang, and she left the packing she was doing to answer it, the caller ID read 'Jess'. "Hey" Rory answered the phone.
"Hey" Jess' voice came through the phone, in his usual monotone.
"Are you on your lunch break?" Rory asked.
"Yeah, I just wanted to make sure we were still on for tonight." Jess said, confirming their plans for the night, he had something planned, but Rory didn't know what.
"Yep, all set you're picking me up at 6:00?"
"Yeah, I'll be there around 6:00." Jess responded, he never used to be on time or plan ahead, but now he always made plans with Rory ahead of time, and picked her up on time.
"Do you want to tell me where we are going?" Rory asked; Jess hadn't let on any detail of plans for the night.
"Oh, now come on how much fun would that be?" Jess asked, trying to distract her.
"Fine, you win this time, but only because I have to meet my Mom at Luke's for lunch" Rory said; she hated admitting defeat.
"Alright I'll see you tonight, bye" Jess said.
"Bye" Rory said pretending to be all put out, but really it was sweet Jess had never done anything like this before.
As Rory opened the door to the diner, the bell above the door jingled, and Luke looked up from taking Kirk's order, to see who had entered. Upon seeing it was Rory he pointed to the counter where Lorelai was already sitting.
"… Can you cut the grilled cheese into circles?" Kirk asked as he continues to give Luke his order.
"How about I cut it in half" Luke said, put out by Kirk's need to have everything so difficult.
"Are you using circular bread?" Kirk asked.
"No, regular bread"
"Then, I'm going to need it cut into circles" Kirk said as if it was the most normal request in the world.
"I'll bring you a knife, and you can cut out the circles yourself" Luke said, getting more irritated by the second.
"I guess that'll have to do…can I have strawberry, chocolate milk to drink?"
"What?" Luke asked, having no clue what he was talking about.
"It's milk with chocolate syrup in it, and strawberry syrup." Kirk informed him.
"I don't have strawberry syrup" Luke said getting really annoyed.
"Fine than chocolate milk, with a strawberry in it"
Luke just wrote down what Kirk said, and walked away, he went behind the counter and placed Kirk's order before turning to Rory and Lorelai.
"What do you want?"
"Coffee, a burger, fries and onion rings" Rory said.
"Me too, but make mine chili fries" Lorelai said immediately after Rory finished.
"That stuff will kill you" Luke said, it was his normal response to whatever the girls ordered.
"Gotta go someday" Lorelai said before turning her attention back to Rory as Luke walked away. "So where is Jess taking you tonight?"
"I have no clue, he won't tell me!" Rory pouted, as she took a sip of the coffee Luke had just placed in front of her.
"Well did you work your Gilmore charm on him?" Lorelai asked.
"Yep, and he still won't tell me anything." Rory told her mother.
"You must be loosing it"
"Oh please, you know Jess, he won't tell me anything unless he wants to" Rory said stressing the word he.
"Yeah, Luke's the same way, always has been, must be a family trait…remember the time he knew what you got me for my birthday, and I did everything I could think of to get him to tell me, but he wouldn't" Lorelai said.
Rory and Lorelai finished their lunch, and then Lorelai headed back to the inn, while Rory went home to finish packing, and get ready for her date. The Dragonfly was still new they had only opened the previous month, but they were doing well, and had a regular tourist flow.
At 4:45 Rory jumped in the shower to prepare for her date with Jess, she got out and dried her hair, leaving it naturally wavy, and down, her hair was now just about shoulder length, it had grown out since she cut it. Rory wore a strapless sundress, that was cream colored, but was covered in green and blue roses, so it looked multicolored. She had blue sandals on that matched with dress. Rory wasn't exactly sure what to wear, since she had no clue what was going on, so she picked a sundress that was casual, yet could appear more on the dressy side.
At 6:00 Jess knocked on the front door to Rory's house wearing a black button down shirt, and jeans. He was nervous about what he had planned. Rory opened the door and stepped outside.
"You look really nice" Jess said, and then kissed Rory, as a greeting.
"Thanks…I wasn't really sure what to wear. So are you going to tell me where we are going now?" Rory asked.
"Your never going to give up are you?" he asked, even though he already knew the answer.
Rory just shook her head 'no' as Jess took her hand and led her down the walkway.
"Okay, so we aren't taking a car, which means we are going somewhere in Stars Hollow" Rory said, trying to figure out where they were going. "You hate most of the town except…" That's it; she had it she knew where they were going. "So how long since you have been to the bridge?" Rory asked, knowing that she had won.
Jess was surprised she had figured it out so quickly, they were barely half way there. "How did you know?" he asked.
"Oh, please it's the only place in Stars Hollow you like. Finally, I win! Victory at last!" Rory said, being overdramatic as usual.
When they arrived there was a blanket on the bridge, and a picnic basket on top of it. Rory immediately thought of the time when Jess had bought her basket at the bid-a-basket festival, and they had eaten there.
"Wow" Rory said, in awe.
"Do you like it?" Jess asked.
Rory responded by kissing him.
After they finished their dinner, of Luke's food, and discussed different authors, Jess pulled Rory up on her feet "Let's take a walk" he said.
They walked around for a while before Jess stopped them right near the spot where Luke had pushed him in the water a few years prior. He stood in front of Rory and looked into her eyes as he said, "Rory, I love you. I have loved you since the first time we met. I came back to this crazy town to be with you twice. Rory, will you marry me?" He asked as he pulled a box out of his back pocket.
Rory just stood there speechless for a few seconds before she shook her head 'yes' and kissed Jess passionately.
When they broke away the first words out of her mouth were "I can't believe you! That was so cliché!"
Jess didn't respond to her comment, but slipped the ring on her finger, it was a simple platinum band, with a round center diamond, with a pear shaped diamond on each side.
They intertwined their fingers, before Rory started jumping up and down yelling, "We have to go tell Mom" and pulling Jess in the direction of the house. They were happy, and together, they knew that they would be able to face any complication life threw at them.
A/N: I hope I didn't disappoint you! Please tell me what you thought. There will be links to Rory's ring and dress on my profile. Also, if you haven't already please check out my new story "A Literati Story" very original title I know, I have to come up with a better one; it's a temporary title.