Based on the global promo for 719- no spoilers other than that like 20second add.
"Are you getting a new car or not?" Luke yelled
"Not" Lorelai replied.
They drove in silence in Luke's truck for most of the journey back to stars hollow.
"Why did you call me here today if you're not even going to buy a damn new car?" Luke questioned suddenly, taking Lorelai out of her thoughts.
"I changed my mind" Lorelai replied simply
"You changed your mind" Luke repeated
"My jeep was broken and I thought it was time for a new one"
"Then why couldn't you just pick one" Luke asked like it was the most obvious thing in the world
"They weren't good enough" Lorelai said decidedly
Luke glanced over at her incredibly
"Your jeep is ten years old, every single car we looked at was better, and safer" he added
"My jeep is not unsafe" Lorelai said firmly
"It's not working either" Luke pointed out
"But it will be" Lorelai interjected
Luke sighed exasperatedly
"And I love my jeep. When we were there looking at all those newer ones it was just like, nothing compared to my jeep you know?"
"What exactly is so special about your damn jeep?" Luke asked, getting seriously annoyed with Lorelai's irrational reasoning. She needed a new car, her jeep had broken down. It was time to get a new one.
"I can't explain exactly. But it's like, this is the first major problem old jeep has given me in the entire ten years I've had it. One time it let me down, one time" Lorelai said, really getting passionate about what she was saying, "Ten years Luke, you don' t just throw away ten years because it let me down one time. I owe it at least one chance"
Luke calmed down a bit, realizing Lorelai was not just talking about her jeep, "you need a new car, and it will be good for you. The jeep has a good run, it's time to move on" he reasoned.
Lorelai shook her head firmly, "No it's not. It's not time to move on, you heard the mechanic, it can be fixed" Lorelai said
"Yea, but it's going to be expensive, and take a lot of work" Luke said softly
They both knew the conversation had moved way beyond the issue of whether or not she replaced her vehicle.
"It will take work, a lot of work" Lorelai agreed, "but I Love my car" she finished, placing emphasis on the word love.
Luke looked over at Lorelai and she realized that they were pulled up outside her house.
"So you're not getting a new car" Luke asked finally
"Definitely not" Lorelai replied
"But what if it breaks again?" Luke asked seriously
"I don't care how many times it breaks" Lorelai said firmly, looking pointedly at Luke, "It can always be fixed, if it keeps breaking, then I will keep having it fixed because I love it. Any trouble it gives me will be worth it in the end, because I love it" she finished looking up at Luke. "And no matter what the mileage is like, or what DVD players or mp3 players or any of that fancy stuff in the new cars, I won't care because I don't care about that stuff that kind of thing means nothing to me. Well not nearly as much as my jeep does"
"Okayyy" he replied thoughtfully
"Soo, what do you think?" Lorelai asked a little nervously
"I think it's time to get a new car" Luke replied simply
He regretted it instantly when he saw the hurt flash across Lorelai's face.
"Well that's, okay, I should go, I..." Lorelai trailed off.
Just as she was opening the jeep door, she turned.
"You like this truck right Luke?"
"Yea I guess" he replied
"Would you replace it if it gave up on you; I mean it is old enough?"
"Depends what was wrong with it"
"What if it was broken badly, would you get it fixed or replace it" Lorelai had just asked the million dollar question.
"I guess I'd replace it" he replied
Lorelai shook her head, annoyance clear in her face.
"I guess things like that just mean more to me than they do to you, huh Luke?" she said, Luke understood exactly what she was saying.
"It's just a jeep Lorelai"
"Oh come on Luke, you know we're not talking about a jeep here"
"Really because I could have sworn that's exactly what we were talking about"
"Uggh, Luke you are just so, uggh. You know what fine whatever, I guess it is up to you, what I want really doesn't matter. You know what you can just call up the shop and tell them I'll take the black car. If that's what you want?" Lorelai asked, allowing him one last chance to not be replaced. They both knew the jeep was a metaphor for Luke. Did he want her to let it go, or have it fixed? She waited for an answer as Luke held eye contact with her.
Review. Just a teeiny tiny chapter left, but I wanted a little suspense. I will update at a certain number of reviews, so if you want to find out what happens by tommorrow leave a review, mean I know, but I worked hard on this...