My name is Allegra Gilmore. My name is the only thing my mother was able to give me. I wasn't always a Gilmore, even though it would have made life easier. My mother was named Melissa Fuller. She had me at the age of sixteen, and my father ran away the second he got the news she was pregnant. Her parents were furious at her, and forced her to adopt me. I have lived in a foster home all of my life until now. Melissa (I can't seem to call her Mom, no matter how much I try, I just don't know her) visits me sometimes, but she's always with another jerky boyfriend after another. My life was okay, in one foster home after another. I wasn't happy, but I wasn't all of that sad either. I had friends. The foster family that I stayed the longest with lived in Hartford, Connecticut. I went to a public school, where my best friend was this girl named Haley. One day, I was at her house, and she got into trouble, so I was sitting downstairs alone. Her older sister, Louise had a friend, who I would soon know as Rory, over. Rory's mom came to pick her up and saw me sitting all alone.
Lorelai gave me a once over and asked, "Who's this?"
Haley's mom replied, "Oh, this is Daisy, Haley's friend. She's waiting for her social worker to pick her up." Daisy was my super-annoying nickname that Haley had given me, and for some reason, everyone seemed to call me that.
Lorelai smiled at me, "Hi, I'm Lorelai Gilmore. It's really nice to meet you."
We talked for a little while, and I was entranced. She seemed so nice, and funny. When my social worker finally came to bring me home, I was sad to leave. Something about Lorelai Gilmore stuck with me.
Things weren't going so well for me at my foster home, and I stayed with Haley as often as I could. I saw Rory a lot, but I didn't see Lorelai for the longest time, because Rory took the bus home. One day, Lorelai came to pick Rory up for some reason, and I was really excited to see her. I wasn't sure why, though. Normally, I didn't connect well with adults. That same day, my social worker came with bad news.
She looked at me with narrowed eyes, "Allegra, your foster parents have just told me that they aren't going to be able to take care of you anymore."
I was really surprised. Yes, I'd been kicked out of other homes before, but that's because I used to get into a lot of trouble at school. This time, I had tried to behave. I asked, "Why?"
She said, "I'm not sure. Something about you refusing to go to a cotillion with them? Or any other events for that manner."
I retorted, "I'm fifteen. There's absolutely no reason to stuff me in a frilly pink dress and parade me around for all of Hartford society to see."
The social worker shook her head, "It doesn't matter. They would like a daughter who enjoys what they enjoy. They don't want someone who just sits in their rooms all day listening to music."
Lorelai spoke up, "How is that fair? They can't just not want her anymore!"
She responded, "It's their decision. Who are you, anyway?"
Lorelai said, "I'm just saying that it's not fair for her to have to move around so much."
The social worker sighed, "She brings in on herself. Come on, Allegra. You'll be staying with me until we can find other arrangements for you."
We left, and I thought that would be the last time that I ever saw Lorelai or Rory.
Two weeks later, I hear the worker call down to me, "Allegra, there's someone here to see you."
It was Lorelai, and she was grinning at me. Then she asked me, "How would you like to come live with me and Rory?"
I couldn't believe what I was hearing, "Seriously?"
Lorelai nodded, "I was thinking about you last week, and I didn't want you to have to move away from here. Also, I hate Hartford society with a passion, and I didn't think it was fair that someone would kick you out because you wouldn't go to a cotillion."
After a few negotiations with my frazzled social worker, I went to Stars Hollow. When I first got there, it looked magical. And I still believe that it is. There's just something about small towns that I love compared to the harsh reality of the places I'd been before.
Two years later, Lorelai decided to adopt me. Now I call her Mom, because she's the closest thing to a mother I've ever had. She and Luke are currently together. And now I'm a senior at Stars Hollow High, because of course I'm not smart enough to make Chilton. Rory is a junior at Yale, and currently going out with prep boy Logan, who I really think happens to be an obnoxious prick, but everyone else loves him. Lorelai at first avoided telling Emily about me, and then they got into a terminal fight, so I've barely even met the woman or Richard.
Besides that, everything was going great. Until our lives started spinning around like crazy. Here's my story…