Okay so a new little idea here. It's not L/L centred really, although they are together. It's more about Rory.
So the idea is that Rory got pregnant with Logan's baby while she was still at Yale, then she graduated while she was still pregnant (I'd say she was about six months along at graduation). So Logan left for some kind of job, I'm not sure but he's not gonna be in the story. Then Rory left too leaving Luke and Lorelai to take care of her baby daughter. L/L got married on June 3rd (YAY) no April and no complications and have been together since....I hope this is a good idea! It's only gonna have about 3 chapters, it's just a short one.
"Grandma, grandpa," whispered the little blonde-haired, blue-eyed three year old girl as she sat at the foot of the bed. Neither of them stirred from their sleep. "Grandma!" she said a little louder, causing them both to jolt up into a sitting position.
"What's going on?" asked Luke frantically as Lorelai rubbed her eyes to wake herself up.
"I had an accident," she answered ashamedly.
"Again?" the little girl nodded in response. Luke sighed and climbed out of bed. "Come on, we'll go change your pyjamas while your lazy grandma wakes up," he said as he lifted the girl from the bed.
"I can hear you, you know," called Lorelai to Luke's retreating body. They both giggled then walked across the hall to Leah's bedroom. Luke removed her wet pyjamas and replaced them with fresh ones before sitting down on her bed and pulling her into his lap.
"What's going on huh?" he asked softly.
"I dunno," shrugged Leah.
"Did you have a nightmare?" Leah nodded. "Okay, how about you come and sleep with grandma and me tonight?"
"Yeah," she said excitedly. Luke smiled affectionately then carried her into his and Lorelai's room. Lorelai was laid back against her pillow with her eyes closed and her arm thrown up above her head. "Grandma guess what?" she exclaimed.
"Gah," groaned Lorelai. "Leah it's like three o clock in the morning, why are you so loud?" she complained.
"I'm sleeping in your bed tonight," she said, ignoring Lorelai's mumbling.
"Oh goody," she said sarcastically. Leah climbed in next to Lorelai then Luke followed, sandwiching the little girl between them.
"Your bed's better than mine," said Leah, her volume still high.
"Leah go to sleep now okay?" said Luke.
"I'm not tired," she argued.
"Yes you are," he retorted. "If you go to sleep now, I'll make you blueberry pancakes and strawberry milk for breakfast."
"Really?" she asked, her eyes lighting up.
"Yes really," he confirmed.
"Okay night!" She leaned up and kissed Luke's cheek then did the same with Lorelai's. The couple lay in silence for a few minutes until they are sure Leah is asleep then Luke draped his arm over her and grazed Lorelai's hip.
"She seems to be having accidents almost every night," observed Lorelai sleepily.
"I know, maybe we should take her to the doctor or something. Maybe they can find out what's causing it."
"I think it's just a phase, all kids go through something like this. It'll pass," she assured.
"Did it happen with Rory?"
"Err...yeah but it wasn't as bad as this, it went away though."
"So she's coming back tomorrow," Lorelai whispered.
"Rory, she's coming back."
"Yeah, she called me and said she's ready."
"Took her long enough," said Luke gruffly.
"I know," he replied, softer this time.
"I admit what Rory did was wrong but I still love her."
"Of course you do, did you think I didn't?"
"I don't know, you just seem angry with her."
"I will always love Rory, the way you will always love her, unconditionally. I am angry with her, can you blame me?"
"I know, I was too at first but things are good now right?"
"Things are great," he corrected as he looked down at the sleeping girl in between them.
"I know we haven't really talked about Rory since she left," said Lorelai. "We've never thought about what would happen if she came back."
"I know, but we didn't know if she would."
"It was possible though and now it's happening. What do we tell Leah? All she knows is that her mommy moved away because of her job and left her with us, how do we explain that she's coming back?"
"I don't know," sighed Luke.
"We don't have long to figure it out," she reminded.
"We'll talk to her in the morning okay?"
"Yeah, I wonder how she'll take it."
"Well, we'll find out. Now go to sleep."
"Goodnight husband," she said sleepily.
"Goodnight wife," he replied. They both fell asleep and Lorelai dreamt of the day Rory left to follow her dreams, leaving her daughter behind in the process.
"She's precious," said Lorelai as she gazed into the bassinette set up in the living room. Rory was sat at the opposite end of the couch staring into space, hardly paying any attention to her mother or four day old daughter. "Rory?" asked Lorelai, not taking her eyes off the sleeping baby.
"Hmm?" she answered distractedly.
"Is something wrong?" She turned to look at Rory and saw she was staring into space. She saw her inhale and exhale deeply before opening her mouth to speak.
"I have to tell you something," she began.
"What is it?" Lorelai tucked the blanket around her granddaughter, making sure she was comfortable before scooting across the couch to sit next to her daughter.
"I got offered a job," she said quietly.
"Honey that's great!" exclaimed Lorelai in a slightly hushed voice. "Where at? Is it the New York Times? Have they come to their senses and realised the paper can't run if you're not working for them?" she ranted.
"Mom," said Rory to stop her.
"The suspense is killing me," moaned Lorelai.
"It's a bit further afield than the New York Times."
"Oh," said Lorelai, feeling the disappointment wash over her.
"It's an amazing opportunity and I think I'm gonna take it."
"Where is it?"
"Well I'm not sure exactly."
"Barack Obama's campaign is starting and I've been asked to report on it." Lorelai looked at her blankly. She was completely speechless. "It involves travelling, a lot of travelling, but it's an amazing opportunity and I can't turn it down."
"What err....what about Leah?" she asked shakily.
"Rory you had a baby four days ago and now you wanna go follow Barack Obama around the country?" she asked, raising her voice.
"You don't understand how great this is mom; I would be working on a presidential campaign. I could have any job I want when it's over with."
"But you're a mom now; you have a responsibility to your daughter. You can't just up and leave," she reasoned.
"I'm doing this, you can't stop me."
"You're being selfish; do you really want your child to grow up not knowing who you are?"
"She will know who I am, I'll call and write. I won't be gone that long anyway, a year tops."
"A year is a long time Rory, especially when your child's involved. They learn who you are in the first year, all the important stuff happens. The first smile, first laugh, being able to hold their own head up, being able to sit up unaided, first step, first word, you'll miss it all!" she said angrily.
"I have to do this mom, I have to. This is what I've been working for since I can remember."
"Well a child changes things. Maybe you should have thought about what you've been working for when you had unprotected sex all those months ago," she shouted.
"You're one to talk, as I remember you got pregnant at sixteen!" Leah started to stir and her soft cries interrupted them. They stared at each other for a moment before Lorelai stood up to see to her, figuring that Rory wasn't going to. She brought the baby back over with her and reclaimed her previous seat next to Rory.
"I gave up everything for you," said Lorelai calmly. "When you were born, all my hopes and dreams went out of the window. You were all that mattered. I didn't even finish high school for Christ's sake and I didn't get anywhere near college. You graduated from Chilton and Yale, you've had the education you deserve but now you're a mom and your daughter has to be your priority." She looked down at the baby in her arms, the spitting image of Rory when she was that age. "Please Rory, don't do this. Your daughter has already lost her father; she can't lose her mother too."
Rory was fighting to keep the tears at bay. She glanced down at her baby then quickly averted her gaze, the sight of her being too hard to endure. She sniffled then looked up at Lorelai.
"I can't do this, I'm too young," she said shakily.
"Too young?" asked Lorelai exasperatedly. "You are six years older than I was and I managed to do it. Don't sit there and tell me you're too young, it's crap."
"I'm not ready to be a parent, I can't handle it."
"Again, you should have thought about that before you slept with Logan."
"I thought it would be okay, I didn't think I'd get pregnant," sobbed Rory.
"You didn't think you'd get pregnant? Did you not listen to a word I said to you all those years you were growing up? I told you what happened when you do something like that, I told you what the consequences were. What did you think they didn't apply to you?"
"Stop yelling at me!"
"No I won't because this isn't you. The Rory I raised is loving and kind and wouldn't do a thing to hurt another human being, where did she go? I want my Rory back."
"I can't handle this." Rory stood up from the couch and stormed out of the house, slamming the door behind her. Lorelai winced when it banged shut and let out a loud sob as she looked down at her innocent granddaughter.
"I'm so, so sorry," she whispered before she broke down again.
That evening, Luke and Lorelai were curled up on the couch together. Rory hadn't been back since their argument earlier and Lorelai was starting to worry. She had told Luke what happened and he was less than pleased about it. Rory had responsibilities, why couldn't she see that? They heard the door open, the hinges creaking as it slowly opened wider. Lorelai jumped up from the couch and walked into the foyer, Luke hot on her heels.
"Rory," whispered Lorelai, her voice hoarse with emotion.
"I've come to collect my stuff," she said, without looking up at neither Luke nor Lorelai.
"Where are you going?" asked Luke quietly.
"I accepted the job, the bus leaves later tonight," she said.
"No," said Lorelai, tears filling her eyes.
"I have to do this," said Rory. She pushed past them and rushed into her bedroom. She picked up a large bag and began throwing clothes and books into it carelessly. She was really gonna do this. She walked around Leah's bassinette, which was now in her room so the TV didn't disturb her, and didn't even glance into it as she went to retrieve her laptop from her desk. Luke and Lorelai watched in silence as she packed up her belongings then zipped up the bag. She picked up Colonel Clucker then made her way back into the foyer. Luke and Lorelai followed, not saying a word. "So I guess this is it," said Rory.
"Are you not gonna say goodbye to your daughter?" asked Luke, still disbelieving that the sweet Rory Gilmore he knew would do something like this.
"It's....it's too hard," she replied, choking back her tears.
"You don't have to do this, please don't do this," pleaded Luke.
"I have to," she replied, looking at the floor. "Take good care of her okay?" She looked up and saw Luke nod; Lorelai however was not moving an inch. "Mom?" she asked sheepishly.
"Please don't do this," begged Lorelai quietly. "I can't lose you," she whispered, tears spilling from her eyes. A few tears fell down Rory's cheeks too and she quickly pulled her mom into a tight hug. She pulled away and held Colonel Clucker out to her.
"Give this to Leah for me?" she asked. Lorelai nodded. "Okay so I guess this is goodbye. I love you." And with that she left. Lorelai fell to the floor as the door closed and Luke went down with her. He gathered her in his arms and whispered soothing words to her as she hugged the stuffed hen close to her. "She's gone Luke," she cried. "She really left."
She said she'd be gone a year, tops. Now it was three years later and she was just returning now.
Please tell me what you think! I haven't written the next chapter yet but I have it planned in my head so let me know whether to continue or not.....so please review! That's all I can say really :D