*1 year 3 months later

*Jess and Rory's apartment.

"That's the last of it, you two are officially moved out." Lorelei says as she walks towards the uhaul truck, carrying a large box.

"Here, give me that." Luke takes the box from Lorelei. "You, come with me. We'll meet you guys at the house." Luke states.

"Ok, see you in 10." Rory says quietly, balancing Jacob on her knee.

"So, that's it." Jess says.

"Yep, you ok?"

"Yea, I just never thought we'd leave this place."

"Well we really don't have a choice do we? Jacob's two now and this place was never really meant for three people."

"I know, but this place was my first real home, anything worth remembering happened here, and that place just seems so big."

"You'll get used to it."

Jess sighs, "I hope you're right."

"Me too. Ready to go?"

"Yeah, sure." Jess turns to Rory and smiles.

*10 minutes later—3 miles away.

"Here we are Jake, you're new home." Rory says as she walks up the stairs of the new house.

"What took you guys so long, we've been waiting forever!" Lorelei exclaims.

"Uh, we ordered dinner, why don't you guys come eat?" Luke barks.

"Ok." Rory answers following him inside.

Jess starts to go in after her but stops. The last 5 years had been the best he'd ever had. He'd come so far in such a small amount of time, and now as he stands on the steps of his new home he feels as if he's leaving a small piece of himself behind.

"Jess!" Rory calls out to him.

His trance now broken, Jess turns defeated towards the door. "Coming." He sighs.

Jess hears Jake squealing in the kitchen; slowly he makes his way in that direction.

"Hey there, neighbor!"

Jess who had his eyes on the floor, looks up at the sound of the familiar voice, "Sean? What are you—" Jess cuts himself off as the full picture comes into view. Sitting at the small kitchen table are Rory, Paris, Lane, Laura and Lorelei, on the floor Ryan, Tristan and Sean are stretched out in front of a bag of Pudgie's chicken; Luke is leaning against the counter.

"We came to welcome you to the neighborhood, buddy." Sean says gleefully.


"Our house, is half a block over…didn't you realize…"

"No…I didn't" Jess smiles as a thought crosses his mind. For the first time he heart is struck with the reality that this is his family.

"You ok there, Mariano?" Tristan interjects, taking baby Mary out of the playpen, causing Jake to shriek."

"I can't believe you just did that." Rory says shortly.

"Don't worry I got him." Lorelei exclaims grabbing Jacob and walking towards Luke.

A rare smile breaks unto Luke's face as he puts his arm around Lorelei."

Rory watches intently as Jess' expression remains the same. She walks towards him, bumping his hips as she approaches him, "Hey."

Jess puts his arm around Rory, "Hey." Kissing her neck he continues, "Look."


"We're home."



"So, you're ok with this then?"

"I think so."

"Good, I'm glad." Rory kisses Jess gently.

"Alright, enough of that." Tristan says dryly by playfully. "Here you go, Uncle Jess." Tristan raises an eyebrow while handing Mary to Jess.

"Hey, Mary." Jess whispers as the blonde haired baby cuddles into his shoulder. "This is your family, what do you think?" Jess says as she yawns. "My sentiments exactly."

Rory hits his arm playfully, "shut up."

"Ok." Jess answers, taking a seat next to Laura.

Rory smiles, seeing Jess, the once restless hoodlum joining in with the laughter of the people around him, something she knew the dodger would never do. Silently she pays her respects, saying good-bye to the misguided figure she'd once endeared as well as despised.

Her thoughts are broken by hand grasping her knee, "Hey, babe you going eat?" Jess voice booms with concern.

"Yeah, I was just saying goodbye."


"Never mind." She says quietly. "Hey Jess," Rory says moving close to his ear.


"I love you."

"I love you too, Rory Gilmore." Jess smiles before turning back to his chicken and the conversation around him. Rory smiles knowing that dodger has finally found his home.

A/N Well that's the end of it. I know it's not the greatest ending; I've been in a real sap mood lately, so this is what's come out. Hopefully I'll be starting another story shortly, it will deff. Be nowhere closes to the length of this one, I kind of just went off. I'd like to thank everyone for their positive support, I think it's great that us, as writers and fans of Gilmore Girls can help each other out and give feedback to one another. Again I really enjoyed writing this and I really enjoyed hearing from everybody. Thanks again.