okay, just so everyone knows, lauren is NOT jess's daughter...he was thinking "oh no, what if she is," but he is not her father

Fate Chapter 2

"Hey, babe." Rory said to Lauren as she walked into the house after her date. "How was it?"

"It was really fun."

"What did you guys do?"

"Well, we had dinner with his dad, and then we all watched a movie together."

"Was his dad nice?"

"Yeah, but he seemed really spacey."

Lorelai shrugged. "He's was probably high on pain killers or something."

"That was really nice of them to have you over there," Rory said. "We should invite them over."

Lauren nodded. "Sure."

"Okay, do you have their numer? I'll call them."

"Yeah, his home number is 555-2734."

"Okay, be right back." Rory went into the kitchen and picked up the phone. She dialed the number and someone picked up on the first ring.


"Hi, this is Rory Gilmore. I'm Lauren's mom."

"Oh, hi this is Dylan."

"Hi. Can I talk to your dad?"

"Yeah, sure, hold on."


Over the phone Rory heard Dylan yelling, "Dad! It's Lauren's mom." Jess froze when he heard that, but luckily Rory wasn't there to see him.

Shit, he thought. It's Rory. I haven't talked to her for 20 years. Deep breaths, he told himself. There's no way she'll be able to recognise my voice. I'll just have to avoid telling her my name.

"Dad?" Dylan said, still holding out the phone to him.

Jess took the phone. "Um, hello?"

"Hi, I'm Rory Gilmore. Lauren's mom."

"Oh, hi."

"Well, it was really nice of you guys to have Lauren over for dinner, so would you and Dylan and your wife like to come over on Saturday night?"

Shit. "Sure. I'm not married, though." It ws important for her to know that, even if she didn't know it was him. She needed to know that he hadn't moved on. That the night she told him to leave and that she was over him and didn't want to be with him, that it still stung. Even if she didn't know it was him now, it would all come back to her when she found out. And it would hurt. That was what he needed most of all, for it to hurt. Just like he had hurt when she had rejected him.

"Okay. So, is 8:00 okay? We'll order something?"

"Yeah, sure."

"There's this place in my town called Luke's diner. It has the best food in the town. We can get from there."

Jess nodded, then realised that she couldn't see him. "Okay." Rory still lived in Stars Hollow. That was a surprise. He would have thought that she'd be out exploring the world by now.

Jess knew Luke's Diner. He had worked there. Luke was his uncle. But Rory wasn't lying when she said they had the best food there. Jess hadn't talked to Luke for a while, either. He had pretty much cut all communication with anyone he knew from high school, including his family. Dylan didn't know his grandmother or grandfather, didn't know any of his family except for Jess. But that didn't seem to bother him. He liked the way it was, him and Jess against the world.

Jess took a deep breath and rang the doorbell of the familiar house. He remembered the first time he was here.

"Dad, chill," Dylan said. "You're a parent meeting her parents. I'm the one who should be worried."

Lauren opened the door. "Hey guys!" she said. "We're just ordering the food."

Dylan and Jess could hear Lorelai in the kitchen. "But Luke, we have guests. We can't pick up the food. It would be rude. Yes, just this once." She hung up the phone and said to Rory, "He's driving it over. Score!"

Double shit. One, Jess hadn't counted on Lorelai being here. She didn't like him very much. In fact, she kinda hated him. Second, if Luke was coming over, things were bound to get ugly.

Lorelai walked out of the kitchen and stopped when she saw Jess. Rory walked in behind her and bumped into her mom when she stopped. "Mom? You gotta keep walking." Then Rory saw Jess, and she, too, stood staring at him with her mouth open.

Lauren and Dylan looked at each other in bewilderment. Neither of them had any idea what was going on or why their parents were acting to weird. "Maybe," Lauren suggested, "We should go into the kitchen."

Rory finally managed to look away from Jess. "Yeah," she said slowly. "Yeah, we should."

so, how did you like it? there will be MUCH more drama next chapter, and you will find out who Lauren's dad is.

by the way, I'm going away to camp do I won't be updating until probably around the middle of august, maybe not even until september.