A/N: Just a little something I wrote a while back. It's pretty meaningless, but still kind of cute I suppose. I hope you'll enjoy it. I'm thinking about turning this into a series of meaningless scenes between Luke/Lorelai, but haven't decided yet. Maybe some reviews would inspire me… hint hint. ;) Nah, just kidding. But reviews are of course very much appreciated!
Lorelai entered the crowded diner and tried to make her way to the counter where Luke was pouring some people coffee, a grumpy looking decorating his face. Through-out the diner people were trying to get Luke's attention and were yelling about 'waiting for 45 minutes' and 'being one step away from leaving the diner without paying'. Lorelai let out an overreacted sigh of relief as she finally reached the counter and made a gesture that implied she had just climbed the Mount Everest. Luke barely looked up, but he saw her from the corner of his eye.
"Hey gorgeous." Lorelai said and she was fairly certain she saw something on his face that resembled a smile. "What you doing? Handing out burgers for free? Promising the ladies a free lap dance if they eat their lunch at Luke's? Which explains all the ladies in here and makes me frown upon all the men that I thought were happily married to their wifes but.."
"Rush hour." Luke's simple answer was as he interrupted her.
Lorelai didn't react as she took off her scarf and coat and threw them over the counter. She pulled up her sleeves and turned to her boyfriend.
"What can I do to help?"
"Sit down and keep quiet."
"Something other than that."
"Take the dirty dishes piled up on the tables into the kitchen."
"That's just gross. Something else."
"The people in line over there want to pay."
"You won't let me near the cash register, remember?"
"Clean the tables."
"I'm not a cleaning lady, okay? I'm doing this voluntarily."
Luke sighed and stopped what he was doing for just a second as he turned to Lorelai and tried not to look too annoyed by her. Because he was. But in a good way. In the way only Lorelai could annoy him.
"Let me save us the time: what do you wanna help me with?"
"Let me take the orders."
Luke shook his head.
"Been there, done that. It wasn't pretty." He told her. "I'll tell you what: here, do what you do best."
He handed her the coffee can and she smiled proudly as she turned around and headed towards the tables with the impatient customers.
"What do I charge?" She yelled back at Luke.
"It's on the house. To make up for the waiting."
"You've become soft, Mr. Danes."
"I prefer my ass when it's not getting sued."
"I prefer your ass period." Lorelai said, smiling over her shoulder, ignoring the stares some of the people who'd heard her last comment were giving her.
Luke shook his head in disbelief, but smiled. Never a dull moment with this one.