The diner is CLOSED- Chapter 1
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"No, it's final. The diner will be closed tomorrow night." Luke said sternly.

"Luke! You can't do that! Tomorrow night is Saturday night! I'm supposed to come annoy you and you're supposed to give Rory and me coffee! That's how it always works."

"Lorelai, I'm closing the diner tomorrow night. No matter what you say, no matter how much you pout or whine, the diner is closed tomorrow night. You can get your coffee in the afternoon."

"Why?"

"Because."

"Because why?" she prodded.

"Because I've got something else to do."

"What?"

"I have somewhere else I have to be."

"Ooh, Luke's got a hot date." She teased. Then she got a weird feeling in her chest.

"No, I don't. Why don't you and Rory just go somewhere else tomorrow night?" he asked.

The feeling in her chest dissolved, "Fine, we will." she said defiantly.

"Good." Luke turned around to pour more coffee and Rory came in.

"Rory! Luke is closing the diner tomorrow night!" Lorelai whined.

Luke turned around quickly, "I thought you said fine!"

"I didn't mean it."

"Why don't we just go out somewhere else instead?" Rory asked.

"Like where? A nightclub?" She paused for a minute, "A nightclub! That's where we're going tomorrow night."

"Mom, aren't I a little young for that?"

Lorelai sighed, "Why don't you go out with Dean tomorrow night and I'll go to a nightclub."

"Okay." she agreed.

Luke was relieved, there was no way she would end up the same place he was anyway.

~*~

"So where are you going tonight?" Rory asked as her mother put on a little bit of makeup.

"Just some little nightclub that your dad and I used to sneak into when we were sixteen. Where are you and Dean going?"

"Dean had to work, I'm going over to Lane's 'to help her study'." Rory smiled.

"Okay. Just don't make Mrs. Kim too angry."

"I won't."

"Good. I've got my cell phone with me if you need anything. I'm going to run over to Luke's to see if he's closed yet so I can get some coffee." she smiled.

When Lorelai got to Luke's she saw a note on the door-

            Lorelai, I knew you would come even though I told you I'm closed. There's a thermos of coffee for you to the left of the door. Have fun. –Luke.

Lorelai sighed, Luke thought of everything she thought as she reached down on the ground and picked up the warm thermos and went back home, sipping the coffee on the way.

After Rory left for Lane's, Lorelai left for the little nightclub.

TBC!