This chapter was originally written the same night the last one was written...but now it's August 23rd and I'm just doing the author's note. :P

Pink Blackberry Girl- BLACK!!! AHH I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! you are (one) of my best friends. thanks for reading and reviewing...:P :D :D :)

LukeandLoreleiDanes1- Yeah...and extremely boring to write.

Luke-n-LorelaiLuva6269- i would never. be to AU

Disneygrl2- AHHHH DIS!!! I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!!!!!!! haha yea off to the hollow. i did that the whole rory jess thing. nice. very nice.

justawritier- uh huh good.

cali- thanks. i definitely will work on that.

7thgirlgal- i don't know. i just had to get them away from disney...and earlier on i said something about her arm hurting when she put down the phone so...yeah. lol

gilmoregirls3916- yupp. no way i would do that.

CathyCoffee- Lol. I can't get a lot to happen until they get back to the Hollow really...but that will be next chapter so stay tuned!

ilvgilmoregirls- internally you all knew that her arm would never be cut off, so it's not really giving it away.

JavajunkieLL4Ever- like Bethony Hamalton. (sp?)

remoob1513- i like to make people laugh. i have no idea...luke knows because he's luke and he always ssays that, and haha no he's not a doctor in disguise.

lvgandld4ever- luke is amazing. i know. but i was busy with florida. sorry you couldn't beta this one..yet. your away message was "At mom's" so i didn't know when you'd be online. i haven't talked to you in forever!

gilmorefanforever- woohoo for bashing chris's head. yes, we love jess.

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Chapter 17: Tests

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"I don't even know. They won't tell me what's wrong. All they told me is that something's wrong with my arm, and it may have to be cut off." Rory said.

"But..."

"I don't know. I don't know. They're going to do more tests, and they said they would tell me more." Rory took a deep breath to compose her. After a few minutes, she asked, "Are you okay?"

"I'm not the one in a hospital bed."

"I know, but still. So are you okay?"

"I guess."

"Everything's going to be okay." Luke finally said.

"What?" Lorelai and Rory both said.

"I can just tell. Your arms going to be fine. I promise."

Lorelai and Rory just looked at him.

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There was a knock on the door. Emily and Richard Gilmore entered the room.

"What's going on? We got a call from the hospital." Emily asked.

"We don't know Mom."

"Weren't you in Florida?"

"Yes, but we came back."

"We? Who are we?"

"Luke, Jess and me."

"You went with them?"

"Well I went with Luke, and Jess was there."

"Why did you go with Luke?"

"Emily, this is not the place for this kind of discussion."

Emily glared at Richard, then at Luke, then at Lorelai. "You're right." She said curtly, and turned her attention to Rory. "Rory. What's wrong?"

Rory refrained from rolling her eyes and said, "How does it look like I am?"

"You will not use that tone of voice with me young lady." Emily said sternly.

Lorelai was staring in shock at Emily. Her daughter was sitting in a hospital bed, in risk of losing her arm, and all Emily could do was put them down. She couldn't believe it. Emily fell silent for a while, and everyone was lost in their own thoughts. There was another knock at the door, and a doctor came in.

"We're going to take you for testing now Lorelai."

"It's Rory." Rory said bitterly.

"All right Rory, are you ready?"

"No."

The doctor paid no attention to her answer, and rolled her out the door. Before the door closed, Rory smiled sadly at Lorelai. She gave a watery smile back, and the door closed. Then Lorelai turned to her mom.

"Mother. Why on Earth would you come in here, when Rory is in serious pain, and start yelling at me, and her!?"

"I wasn't yelling." Emily scoffed.

"Yes you were."

"Lorelai! Why are you talking about this? We're in a hospital!"

"Get out." Luke stood up and pointed to the door.

"Excuse me?"

"I won't let you talk to Lorelai like that."

"And who are you to talk to me like that?"

"I'm her boyfriend. Now get out."

Emily looked shocked. She left the room, and Lorelai stared at Luke. Richard stood uncomfortably, fighting on whether to stay with Lorelai and wait for word on Rory, or whether to go with Emily. He decided to stay, and pulled up a chair on the other side of the bed. Lorelai gave a little smile at this. "I need coffee." She said after a minute. Luke gave a small laugh.

"I'll come with you." He said. They headed out the door, and towards the coffee machine. Lorelai collapsed on a chair, and laid her head on the table. Luke sat down next to her and laid his hand on hers. "Feeling any better?"

"Eh." Lorelai sighed. "Today has been one of the weirdest days of my life.

"It definitely has been."

"I just can't wait for this to all be over." Lorelai said, and looked up at Luke. She stared at him straight in the eyes. She leaned forward and kissed him softly. She started to get more into it, just as she thought she heard someone approaching. Emily was standing by the coffee machine, her expression unreadable. She didn't even say anything, just walked away.

"That was weird."

"Fits the day."

"That it does." They headed back to Rory's room, and waited for Rory to come back. In about a half hour, she came back with a smile on her face.

"I'm going to be fine!" She said. Lorelai burst into tears, and hugged Rory very tightly.

"I told you." Luke said. He and Richard both gave her a hug, and then she approached Jess. Luke, Lorelai and Richard slowly left the room, leaving them to talk. Lorelai closed the door behind them. She relaxed into Luke's arms. Richard shook Luke's hand, and gave Lorelai a hug before going off to find Emily. Luke and Lorelai sat down in chairs outside the room, both overjoyed that Rory was going to be okay.

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"Hi." Rory said tentatively.

"Hey." Jess said back.

"How've you been?" She asked politely.

"Pretty good. Obviously in Florida...with my Dad."

"Right. Are you going back?"

"No. I think I have to be on my own."

"Oh. So where are you going to go?"

"I'm thinking about renting an apartment in Stars Hollow."

"But you hate Stars Hollow."

"People can change."

"They definitely can." Rory said. She knew that she and Jess would try their hardest to go back to where they were before he left. "I've missed you."

"I've missed you too." Jess said, and hugged Rory. She started crying a little, and Jess pulled back. "Everything's going to be fine. I promise." He said, just like Luke had before. Rory smiled and nodded.

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"Hey. You okay?" Luke asked Lorelai. She was crying.

"Luke, why did this happen? It's so weird. I mean, what kind of thing could she have that could make her lose her arm?"

"I don't know. But she's not going to lose her arm. She's fine."

"I know, but what if she had?"

"She didn't. Everything's okay." Luke said, and pulled Lorelai into a hug.

"Yeah, I guess you're right." Lorelai said, and gave him a short kiss. Richard came up with Emily right behind him.

"Lorelai, I'm sorry." She said, with the utmost sincerity.

"That's okay Mom. I guess it was stress or something." Lorelai said, a little coldly.

"Yes. I guess it was." Emily sad, a little sad that Lorelai didn't totally forgive her. She said she did, but Emily knew she really didn't.

"I'm just glad it's all over." Richard said.

"Me too."

Rory and Jess came out of the room. Rory hugged her mother for what seemed like years. "I love you Mom."

"I love you too kid."

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ughh it was horrible. but this is the second chapter i've written tonight, which is a good thing. i'm so tired...so i'll leave the other stories until tomorrow.