Magic Always Happens When it Snows
A Luke/ Lorelai story
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A/N: So I've recently taken a liking to Gilmore Girls. My sister has watched the show but I just never got into it. I started watching the 7th season and now I'm hooked. Even though I never watched the show outside of little clips I've always thought Luke and Lorelai were meant for eachother. So here's a oneshot centering around the two of them. It's Christmas time in Stars Hollow. This takes place during season 7 and everything that has happened up until this point(this week) in the series happened. Lorelai and Christopher are broken up after being married only a few weeks. She hasn't seen or talked to Luke since he told her that they weren't meant for eachother (aka, end of episode 7.02). Contains season 7 spoilers if you haven't seen all of it so far. So anyway, hope you like it. And as I said before, this is a ONESHOT. Everyone leaves reviews on my oneshots saying they want another chapter but there isn't. It's one chapter. Anyway, here we go.
Christmas was Lorelai Gilmores favorite time of year. She loved the snow, Christmas music, putting up wreaths and holly amd mistletoe, shopping, making cookies(with a lot of help from Sookie), everything that came along with the holiday season.
Lorelai grabbed a box labeled "CHRISTMAS STUFF" off one of the shelves in the attic and carried it down the stairs and placed it gently onto the table in case it was something breakable.
"Last one?" Rory Gilmore asked coming into the living room with two cups of hot chocolate.
"I think so," Lorelai said pulling out the nutcrackers that were in the most recent box she had brought down, 'and if it's not, those decorations will sit up in the attic and rot until next Christmas.
"Did you bring down the ornaments?" Rory asked, looking around the room at all the boxes littering the floor.
Lorelai stared. "Who needs ornaments on a Christmas tree? Pine trees in the woods don't have ornaments on them. This year we're leaving the tree bare. No lights, no ornaments. Just like in the woods. Hey! Do you think we could put sugar on it to make it look like there's snow?"
Rory rolled her eyes, putting down her cup of hot chocolate, "I'll get them."
"Love you babe" Lorelai said taking a sip of hot chocolate before continuing to sort through all the boxes of decorations.
Within a couple minutes Rory had returned from the attic carrying the box full of their many ornaments and Christmas tree lights. Rory set the box down and pulled out the lights.
"Mom, none of these lights work" Rory said plugging in different sets of lights, none of them lighting.
"Oh yeah I meant to buy new ones" Lorelai said, just remembering that she had checked the lights when she had cleaned the house about 6 months ago.
"Well what are we going to do? Tomorrow's Christmas Eve and we don't have our tree lit. Stores probably don't have lights anymore." Rory said.
"Don't worry. I'll go to Dooses and see if they have any."
"Ok. Hurry. They're probably closing soon" Rory shouted at Lorelai as she closed the door of the house.
Lorelai tied her scarf tighter around her neck and set off down the block, breathing in the air. She smiled to herself. Snow was on its way. She could smell it. Smelling snow was a gift that her and Rory both agreed was a talent only Lorelai had.
After about a 10 minute walk, Lorelai reached the center of Stars Hollow. She walked past Lukes diner. She stopped and looked in the window. Luke was pouring coffee for a woman sitting at the counter. Lorelai sighed and continued her walk towards Dooses.
Lorelai entered the store and grabbed 3 sets of lights, 2 white and one colored. She payed for her lights and exited the store, and set off for home. Lorelai looked up at the night sky. "come on snow" she said to herself as she stopped at an intersection. She brought her head down and looked across the street. Her heart skipped a beat as she saw Luke standing across the street. Ignoring the red light, Luke crossed the street towards her.
"Hey" he said, once he got near enough for her to hear him.
"Hi" Lorelai answered. She noticed that he was wearing a flannel shirt and a backwards baseball cap under his coat. Typical Luke. Not that it was a bad thing.
There was silence.
"So, um, how have you been?" Luke asked, clearly trying to keep the conversation going.
"I've been good," Lorelai said, "how about you?"
"Good, I've been good too" Luke said.
"Good." Lorelai said.
Another silence. Why is this so awkward? Lorelai thought to herself although she knew the answer.
"Well, bye" Lorelai said, the light turning green and she began to cross.
"Wait" Luke said.
Lorelai turned around in the crosswalk to face him. "What?"
Luke took a deep breath. This was hard for him. "I've missed you."
Lorelai sighed, trying hard not to smile. The truth was she had missed him too. Even while she was with Christopher she had always missed Luke. She didn't think that she had ever really been over him.
"I've missed you too." Lorelai finally said.
Luke's expression lightened. He didn't think she'd feel the way he did.
Luke stepped into the street, narrowing the gap between the two of them.
"So, do you want some coffee?" Luke asked.
"Yeah sure" Lorelai said.
Luke smiled and led Lorelai back towards the diner. He held the door open for her as she stepped into the diner. Lorelai let out a sigh.
"It's been a long time since i've been here" Lorelai said, sitting down on one of the stools at the counter.
"Yeah it has" Luke said, pouring Lorelai her coffee, "help yourself to a donut"
"You read my mind" Lorelai said, taking a glazed donut.
There was a moment of silence.
"Lorelai?" Luke said.
Lorelai swallowed the bit of coffee, "What?"
"I'm..." Luke sighed, "I'm sorry. For everything."
Lorelai shook her head, "It's not your fault."
"Yes it is. If I had handled everything better, maybe things would have been different."
"I guess. But I didn't exactly handle it the best way either." Lorelai answered. "I mean, running to Christopher probably wasn't the best idea. I made the situation worse."
"Don't blame yourself Lorelai" Luke told her.
"You are" Lorelai pointed out.
"But I blew it" Luke said.
Lorelai shrugged. "We both did."
"Do you think we could, i dont know," Luke started
"We could what?" Lorelai asked.
Lorelai took a deep breath, "I dont know Luke"
"Why not?" Luke asked.
"Well for one thing I just divorced Christopher." Lorelai said.
"We could take it really slow. We could start by just getting to know eachother again. We haven't talked in months. There's a lot to catch up on. We don't have to actually go out on a date or anything until you want to. Or if you want to. " Luke suggested. He stared at her waiting for her answer. Lorelai looked at him. He looked sincere on giving them a second chance.
"Ok. We can try" Lorelai said.
Luke smiled, "so, can I walk you home?"
Lorelai grabbed her bag of lights and the two left the diner and began the walk towards Lorelai's house. As they walked, the two talked about what has been going on in their lives since the last time they talked. Before they both knew it, they had reached Lorelai's house. The two walked up to the door and turned to face eachother.
"Thanks for walking me home" Lorelai said.
"Anytime" Luke answered.
Silence filled hte air as the two continued to stare at eachother, both unsure of what to say.
Finally, it was Luke who spoke first, but just one word.
"Mistletoe" Luke said, staring at the spot above Lorelai's head.
Lorelai looked up and laughed. She had forgotten that her and Rory had put that up earlier that day.
Luke put his hand on Lorelais waist and pulled her near him, closing the gap between the two of them. Then, not thinking about it, Luke kissed her. He pulled away and stared into Lorelai's eyes, waiting for her reaction. Lorelai smiled and kissed Luke, just as he had done previously, only with more passion and longing. It had been so long since everything in her life seemed so right. And this was right. She knew it.
The two broke away and stared into eachothers eyes. Lorelai turned to stare out into the street and saw that it had began to snow. She grabbed Lukes hand and ran down the steps, out into the snow. She laughed to herself.
A/N: So this is my first Gilmore Girls fanfic and I'm not very good at writing their characters but i hope you enjoyed it anyway. Any tips are welcome. So read and review please. 1234 if you have to.