This takes place during Chapter 28 of The New Gilmore, "Dreaming About It All". Luke's POV.
I watched as Lorelai hugged Chris goodbye. As he walked out the door, he gave me a look, and I could tell that he was finally at peace with me. Now that he knew that he had lost Lorelai forever, he was giving me permission to be with her. I heard Lorelai whisper my name, and with that one word, I knew that I was never going to leave her side again. I looked around the room. My "daughters", Rory and Daisy were smiling at me happily, glad that everything was okay. While I was pulling the ring out of my pocket, I caught Emily's eye. She looked at me, and nodded, and I realized that I was finally accepted into that crazy Gilmore world. And there was no turning back.
I stepped forward, and offered her the ring. The same ring that I'd held in my hands when she told me that she slept with Christopher. The same ring that I'd shown her when she agreed to marry me, but she had lost her memory, so it almost didn't count. But now? This was the real thing. She had her memory back, and her eyes were drawing me into her. I almost couldn't think anymore. I took her hands into mine, and slowly leaned in. We shared an amazing kiss, one of the best ones we've ever had. I couldn't believe that, after all of these years, there was still so much passion.
That night, I was extremely nervous. Since we were engaged, Lorelai had asked me to move in with her. She couldn't move that well due to all of her broken bones, and she didn't want to put all of the responsibility on Daisy to take care of her. I cooked Lorelai the unhealthiest food possible, just because I was so happy that she was home, and that she'd gotten out of her coma. Daisy and I ate normal food. Then Daisy went upstairs to do some homework, even though I knew that she was just trying to leave us alone.
Lorelai grinned up at me, "Hey, Butch."
I growled at her, "Don't you dare call me that."
"But you are my strong Butch who's taking care of me, and making me feel so much better."
I smirked at her, "Well, do you know how to make me feel better?"
She winked at me, "I think that I do."
I sat on the couch next to her, and we kissed for the longest time. Just as I could barely control my impulses anymore, she broke away, and said breathlessly, "Luke. Kid in the house."
My heart had just begun to calm down. I replied, "We shouldn't be moving too fast anyway. We need this to be good this time."
She sighed, "So I have to wait to get serious with you?"
I took her hands in mine, "We've been serious for the past few years. Yes, we've had some painful separations, but I have always loved you. So I think that it would be good to wait for a while. Besides, you're injured. I have to take care of you."
She smiled at that, "I like that idea, Luke. I really like that."
Her serious expression turned to playful when she said, "So does that mean that you're going to cater to me every second of my life? This is going to be fun!"
I rolled my eyes, "Ever since I met you, I've been catering to you day in and day out. Why should this be any different?"
She shrugged, "I don't know. Because I don't have to feel guilty this time for making you do all the work. This time I actually have a reason."
I smiled at her, "You know that I don't mind doing any work for you, Lorelai."
"I know. That's why I love you so much."
We sat there smiling goofily at each other like we were teenagers or something. My phone suddenly rang. I looked at the caller ID, it was Jess.
I answered it, "Hey, Jess."
He said, "Congrats, Uncle Luke."
"On your impending marriage."
I said, "My impending marriage? Geez, Jess, how did you find out?"
His answer was simply, "Rory."
I couldn't help smiling, "Guess that we ended up okay. Our camping trip was sort of useless, then."
"Why do you say that?"
I answered, "Because all we did on that trip was complain about how we would never find our loves. I guess that we both found them."
He replied, "Yeah, but if we hadn't gone on the trip, I never would've had the courage to come back East and try to get back with Rory. And I never would've talked to you. Strangely, I missed you."
"Well, Jess, you know that you're welcome to stay anytime. And you helped me too. You helped me figure out my priorities, and the top one's sitting right here."
"Tell Lorelai I say hi."
I responded, "Will do. Bye, Jess. Call again soon."
"I will. Bye."
That was an actual conversation without any major sarcasm or yelling. Surprise. Lorelai interrupted my thoughts, "I'm a top priority?"
I leaned in and kissed her slowly. Then I reached in and gave her a hug, "From now on, and for the rest of my life, you are my only major priority."
Thanks to writersblock2008 for being an awesome beta and to ManniRenee for being the best reviewer that a girl could ask for. To everyone else, please please please please review!!!!!!
A sequel to The New Gilmore, California Romance, is coming out next. It's when Rory and Daisy go to California to stay with Jess. It's actually partly about Daisy and her relationship problems. If at least 10 people review, then I'll go straight to California Romance. But if not enough people review, then I'm going to work on a Dean oneshot and a Rory/Lorelai oneshot first. Thanks again for reading!!!