"Rory? what the hell?"
"Oh god mom..." she said looking away from her mother holding the comforter against her. "Seriously?"
"Seriously what? This is my bedroom. I can lay around in my birthday suit as much as I want."
"Why would you invite Logan?"
"Why are you angry? You want this whole thing to be resolved between you two."
Luke uncomfortably sat up and said softly, Inbetween their bickering, "Can I just get up and go please?"
"No. Stay." Lorelei answered.
"I do want to resolve things. Not with Jess around. Logan came up to me at the end of last night and tried to make amends but then saw Jess, thinking he was my date. He got angry because he was drunk and stormed off. Then Jess got angry because he saw Logan and knew we were together and he ditched me too. So now the parties over and I have no one. So what do I do? I have a partial nervous breakdown and end up sleeping on Lane's couch. Resulting in Lane almost calling the cops on me because she thought I was a burglar..." she paused. "Why didn't you tell me you invited him?"
"Because I knew you wouldn't like it. Like I said honey, boys are dumb..."
"Hey!" Luke interjected. "That is so not true!"
She placed a hand on his and continued. "And I realized you weren't going to be assertive and initiate anything, so I figured I'd help you out."
She crossed her arms and scoffed, pacing slowly around the room.
"Honey, it's okay. Where is Logan staying?"
"At his house I suppose." her voice cracked. She started to cry and walked out of the bedroom and down the stairs.
"Crap." Lorelei said, putting her head in her hands. Luke sat up and rubbed her back.
"They'll talk, it'll all work out."
The front door opened and closed and a car pulled out of the driveway. Lorelai got up and pulled on sweatpants and a Teeshirt.
"I need coffee." she groaned.
"No coffee. Not good for the baby." Luke groaned as he rolled over. She pouted and went downstairs to start the day.
They packed for their honeymoon and left for Hawaii two days after the wedding. Checking up on Rory every few days, they enjoyed their new life as Mr. And Mrs. Luke Danes. They stayed in Hawaii for a week and then returned home.
"I can't believe that 'Diner' we ate at. It shouldn't even be considered a diner. It was a garbage dump." Luke complained.
"Honey please.. It's over. Those ten minutes of me dry heaving will never be returned to my life but whatever. Forget it."
He sighed and looked at Lorelei. She drove down a dark highway back to their little town.
"You look beautiful." He complimented.
She looked at him and laughed. "What? I'm in sweatpants, my hairs a knot and I haven't slept in 17 hours."
"Well you're absolutely stunning."
She moved her hand from the wheel and took his.
"This is why I married you... Plus you're an excellent cook."
He picked up her hand and kissed it. This is exactly what they both wanted, and with the baby coming in 5 months, everything was perfect.
They pulled up to their house around midnight. She shut the car off and groaned. "I don't wana walk all the way up to the bedroom. Too far..."
He got out and started collecting their bags. Lorelai walked up to the house and opened the door, curious as to why the house was unlocked. She tread carefully into the living room and then into the kitchen, searching for whoever could have broken into their home. She made her way into the kitchen and heard soft chatter coming from Rory's room. Feeling a bit better about the front door being unlocked she opened Rory's door and smiled. The smile quickly faded when she saw who Rory was with.
"Logan? What's... What's going on? Rory?"
She smiled meekly at her mother and replied, "Logan and I made amends."
"Hi Lorelai." Logan chipped in.
"Hello Logan. Um... I'll talk to you in the morning. I'm exhausted."
"Congrats, by the way. Beautiful wedding. You looked stunning." Logan said.
"Uh thanks. So, I guess I'll just..." she back out of her daughters bedroom and right into Luke. She jumped slightly and he steadied her.
"What's wrong?" he whispered.
"Logan. He's back. Why didn't she tell me he's back?"
"Yes. I just said that."
"I'm Gona kick his ass that punk."
They whispered vigorously back and forth at each other until they heard someone stand up and move towards the door. They scrambled to move out of kitchen and ended up silently hysterical on the living room couch. Lorelai rested her head on Luke's chest and sighed. He rested his hand on the small of her back and they both fell asleep, jet lagged and content.
Lorelai woke up the next morning to bedroom doors slamming and yelling.
"You know what Logan, I thought you were more mature than that but I guess I was wrong."
"Well how the hell am I supposed to love someone when they don't love me back?"
"I do love you back!"
"That's not what you said to your other boyfriend."
"My other boyfriend?!" Rory scoffed. "Jess is not my other boyfriend. He's a friend, and if I can't have guy friends with you around then I don't think we can be together."
"Fine. Then we're done Rory. Don't call me, don't text me, don't come to my house. I'm through with you." he grabbed his coat and stormed out of the house, slamming the front door behind him. Rory's bottom lip trembled as she stood in the living room trying not to fall apart. She covered her mouth with her hand and tried to contain a sob.
Lorelai sat up and watched as her daughter completely lost it.
"Rory sweetheart..." Lorelai got up and gathered Rory in her arms. They stood in the hallway, Rory sobbing, holding onto her mother as if she was a life raft. Lorelai led her over to the couch and set her down beside her. She pushed Rory's short hair away from her face and let her cry.
It wasn't until Luke returned home from work that Rory had pulled herself together. Luke walked in the house to Lorelai sitting on the couch with Rory sleeping on her lap.
He raised one eyebrow and shrugged. She gently slid out from under Rory and replaced her lap with a pillow. Lorelai explained the situation to Luke and he immediately became furious.
"How dare that stupid little punk put her through that! I will kick his ass and make him regret ever breaking her heart. I swear..."
"Luke, on a scale of Nick Drake to Metallica volume wise, you're almost to Metallica. You gotta bring it down, she's sleeping."
"What's wrong?" Rory asked, standing in the doorway. Her voice was hoarse and her eyes bloodshot.
"Nothing honey, just go to bed. It'll be better tomorrow, I promise."
"No." Luke stood and Lorelai tried to stop him, but he wouldn't have it. "That kid was a loser. An asshole who doesn't know that he had the best he would ever get. And it's not fair to you."
"What are you gona do? Ask Rory for permission to kick his ass?" Lorelai interjected.
"No, I'm letting her know my opinion on the situation."
"Look, Luke, Mom, this isn't a situation. It's done. I'm over it. Now excuse, I'm really tired." she closed her bedroom door and left Luke and Lorelai standing silently in the kitchen.
Luke bunched up his fists and Lorelai touched his arm. "Come on, let's go to bed."
Luke grumbled and reluctantly went upstairs with her. He would take care of this. He would kick that punks ass and he would deal with whatever Jess did to make them break up. He was staying above the diner, so like had easy access to him.
"I'll fix this." Luke whispered to his sleeping wife. "I promise."