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Joined 05-23-10, id: 2374775, Profile Updated: 03-21-23
Author has written 63 stories for Gilmore Girls, and Castle.

March 11, 2023

I have no idea if this message will reach anyone or not. This site is totally messed up again, at least for us authors. If you're just reading on the app, you wouldn't know that everything else is just a big blank spot with headings. I'm not brave enough to try and post anything for fear it just disappears out into the void. Getting notifications seems to be hit and miss. Back when I was actually getting stats, I was always amazed that anyone came here to my profile page at all, but according to the stats, you did. So if anyone is reading this, I'm continuing to write and I hope that someday soon I can post something again. Until then, you can try to PM me if you want. I have no clue if that function is still working. I'm extremely frustrated. I hope that we can connect again someday soon. Keep your fingers crossed.

DFC

3/21/23 ETA: Still missing about 3 days of stats, but I guess that's as good as it's going to get. Still have PTSD after the collapse of BWR, so bear with me. Thanks for the hand-holding!


November 6, 2020

The issue with updates seems to have been resolved. Hopefully everyone can read the new chapter now. If it happens again, though, using the FF app seems to work even when the website doesn't. Just FYI for the future! Now that you can read it - let me know what you think of it! Thanks for your concern, and thanks as well for your patience.


August, 2018

Hello friends, dear readers, and anyone else who just happens by…

Ever since my hiatus in 2016, I’ve been wanting to have a little chat, to fill you in a bit about why I was missing for over a year. I thought about trying to fit it into an author’s note at the beginning of a story, but in the past when I did that, it always seemed that all of the comments dealt with my musings, not the story itself. So, this seemed the best way.

Let’s go back in time. November, 2016. The election. The revival. Big things, wow things, right? Not so much. Instead, I lost my country, lost my show, lost my writing mojo. A few months later, I lost my mom. Talk about some dark months. For a year, I found that I just couldn’t write. I couldn’t even read. I felt completely lost and bereft.

The main thing I want to tell you is that I haven’t watched the revival. At first, people would ask me about it, and I’d say “Oh, sure, of course I’ll watch it. You know, someday…” Yeah, that day’s never coming, folks. I know all about it, though. I read all the reviews, talked to friends who did watch it, and scrolled though pages and pages and yet more pages of comments on the boards. Everything I heard convinced me I did the right thing by ignoring it.

I also haven’t watched any of the old series since that dark November, either. Not even the Thanksgiving episode, which had become one of my family’s traditions. I haven’t read any new fanfic. It was like the only way I could cope was to completely shut the Gilmore world out. (Note to my fellow authors – if you’re wondering why I haven’t reviewed your stories, now you know. It wasn’t just you.)

Writing fanfic is a weird thing. You spend all of this time in a world you didn’t create, but yet the streets are as familiar as your own neighborhood. The characters live inside your head and have conversations, all the time. I’ve been writing these stories since 2009, and by now I’ve probably logged at least 1.5 million words about Stars Hollow. I understand that these characters are not mine, but I love them as if they were. Yes, I didn’t give birth to them, but I’ve fostered them in my heart. Every story I’ve written, every single word, was written with the same goals in mind. I wanted to make sure Lorelai and Luke had their middle, either by falling in love earlier than they did in the show, or by ‘fixing’ the things that the scripts had them do wrong. My auxiliary goal was to stop Rory from becoming a brat. Unfortunately, it appears that the revival did just the opposite. Sorry, but I’ll just skip that, if you don’t mind.

Gradually, I came out of my funk and the urge to write started to gnaw at me again. I decided that I could chance a return to my stories that took place outside of the real Gilmore universe: Star-Crossed and the “In the Hollow” series. Pretty soon some other ideas popped up, and I wrote those down, too. I’m sure I’ll keep at it until I die or am too senile to string words together at all. Just don’t expect any stories from me that have anything to do with the revival.

One of my mother’s favorite expressions was “The pendulum always swings back.” Meaning, no matter how awful things are now, how crazy the world is, eventually it swings back again. She was right. A few months after her death, I received two of the greatest joys of my life when I became a grandmother. And just to show that not all drama happens in fiction, the universe saw fit to present my family with twins! Yes, I have my own little Jake and Josh now, and, as my mother said on the night she held my firstborn, “My cup runneth over.” I’m in the market for two little blue baseball hats, so let me know if you see any, OK?

Feel free to PM me if you want to chat about anything. I’m happy to be back!


February 2014

Just as I suspected, it only took one irresistible story idea to bring me back! Thanks to all of you who sent me notes of encouragement and who read my latest effort. Hang on in there, because there's more to come, including additional Star-Crossed chapters. I may be slow with the updates as I figure out how to do this again, but since Luke and Lorelai are back to telling me stories, the least I can do to write them down. Thanks for having faith!


December, 2013

Four years ago, in December of 2009, I screwed up every bit of courage I could find and finally hit 'submit' on my first story. It was "Do Me a Favor" and I posted it at Black & White & Read, a gorgeous site that no longer exists except in memory (and in an incomplete view on the Wayback Machine.) It was a pretty heady experience to be accepted as a fellow writer by authors that I adored. I've had so much fun making up scenarios for Lorelai and Luke, Rory, and the rest of the Stars Hollow family. But you know what they say about all good things. The show's been done for almost seven years now, BWR has been gone for nearly a year, and I don't even know how long ago ABC Family stopped showing the reruns at night, denying me my daily fix of banter. Most of the people who reviewed my first story have long since moved on to something else, and it seems like maybe that's advice I need to take as well. I'm not saying I'm never going to write another Gilmore Girls story again because who knows? The perfect plot might present itself to me next week and I'll have no choice but to write it down! But for now I'm going on hiatus.

A vow I made to myself when I started was that I would always finish my stories. (Because I well-knew my tendency to procrastinate!) Star-Crossed isn't finished, but I've left them in a pretty good place. If anyone is dying to know how the story was going to play out, please PM me and I'll send you a synopsis of the remaining story.

There are two brilliant new authors I urge you to read: Eledgy and Fishbag. They are absolutely amazing, and I look forward to reading many more stories by each of them.

I can't thank all of you enough for the warm support you've continually given me and the enthusiasm you've shown for my stories. It has been very much appreciated.


October, 2011

I always wanted to be a writer. From a very early age any fresh piece of notebook paper held an irresistible pull over me. But somehow life moved on -- jobs, kids, chores -- and I forgot all about the writing dream. It wasn't until I fell in love with a TV show and suffered through its dismal end that I remembered how much I loved to escape into a world of words. I started writing stories about Gilmore Girls, trying to give Luke and Lorelai the happier ending I thought they deserved. Now I see myself sort of like Quantum Leap's Sam Beckett, trying to put right those things that once went wrong. I love Stars Hollow and all of the characters that live there and...I just want to see them happy.

Thanks for reading!

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The Rule of Three by Eledgy reviews
Can Lorelai have it all, or will something always be missing?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,190 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/14 - Published: 3/28 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D., Sookie St. J.
Turns Out There's a Process by Eledgy reviews
A distraught student, an impulsive plan, some red tape … what if there was something in place to slow Rory down in her headlong rush to leave Yale and blow up her life? (One-shot & complete)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,502 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/10/2022 - Rory G. - Complete
Edited For Content by DSLeo reviews
Luke goes on an organization spree, and Lorelai has her view on the project. Pandemic fic.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,103 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/14/2020 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Even Heck Needs a Concierge by DSLeo reviews
Pandemic coping methods collide. Or, Michel may have gone a bit too far... (One-shot)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,114 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/11/2020 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
I'd Rather by Littlekaylee reviews
Lorelai gets a little overly snarky when Luke delivers his little proposal in "Rory's Birthday Parties."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,279 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/1/2020
Four out of Five Agree by Eledgy reviews
Spring has sprung, the grass is green, I wonder where Luke and Lorelai will be seen? A season 2 one-shot, of the fluffiest variety.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,817 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/21/2020 - Lorelai G., Luke D.
Variations in the Key of Luke by Eledgy reviews
The 'right thing' was what Luke Danes had always tried to do, even when it meant leaving his hometown for five long years. But maybe Luke's 'right thing' has been in Stars Hollow all along. What gets set in motion, by his simple act of finally coming home? (AU, pre-series)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 372,585 - Reviews: 583 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 290 - Updated: 6/13/2020 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Thirteen Days and Counting by DSLeo reviews
How do Luke & Lorelai cope with a stay-at-home order? Humor, and definitely strong T in my opinion, but I'm a prude. One-shot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,344 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/8/2020 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The First I Love You by CoffeeDrinker reviews
When did the first "I love you" pop up between Luke and Lorelai? Here is a short collection of potential scenarios where it might have happened in season 5...
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,757 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/1/2020 - [Lorelai G., Luke D.] - Complete
Back in Black by PreviouslyAnonymous reviews
Sequel to Dirty Duds Done Dirt Cheap because we all want to know if Luke cracked under the pressure and gave Lorelai the satisfaction of seeing him freak out.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,360 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/30/2019 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Slip of the Tongue by Mag68 reviews
A series of one shots in which I blatantly and unapologetically disregard realism and go straight to the smut. Some special moments that Lorelai and Luke shared over the years, that I felt could use a little something dirty, just for kicks.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 445,723 - Reviews: 904 - Favs: 509 - Follows: 306 - Updated: 9/29/2019 - Published: 1/7/2009 - Lorelai G., Luke D.
What's in a Dream? by Fish Bag reviews
NOT FOR FANS OF THE REVIVAL
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,776 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/13/2019 - [Rory G., Jess M.] Lorelai G. - Complete
Dirty Duds Done Dirt Cheap by PreviouslyAnonymous reviews
Luke gets an unexpected surprise while working though Lorelai's birthday "to-do" list. Starts just after their kitchen conversation in Happy Birthday, Baby. One-shot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,481 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/29/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Reconciling by Handful of Barbie reviews
A mostly post-series 'fixer', this JavaJunkie story begins with the kiss near the end of "Bon Voyage" and will eventually cover two months or so that follow. Rating is conservative; more romance than smut.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 81,211 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 3/15/2016 - Published: 2/1/2016 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
So Really Good Talk by Handful of Barbie reviews
Alternate ending to 5.16 "So... Good Talk" that might have prevented future heartache.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,918 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/4/2016 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Little White Lies by Fish Bag reviews
Sometimes, the things you really think are different from the things you tell yourself. Sometimes, you need to tell yourself a little white lie just to make it through the day… A very messed-up Lorelai is still trying to convince everybody, including herself, that she is happy and that marrying Christopher was a great idea. Is anybody buying it? Is she?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,730 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/19/2015 - Published: 4/13/2015 - Lorelai G., Luke D., OC - Complete
Kingdom by Flotation Device reviews
It's different, she thinks, after you've seen somebody naked.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,325 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 19 - Published: 11/15/2015 - [Luke D., Lorelai G.] - Complete
A Week in the Life of New Lovers by sleepyzucchini reviews
Ever wonder what happened with Luke and Lorelai during the week after "Written in the Stars?" Let's find out!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 31,286 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 7/11/2015 - Published: 3/23/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D.
What's in a Name? by Fish Bag reviews
Jess & Rory, Luke & Lorelai talk names. Set present day.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,812 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/20/2015 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D., Jess M. - Complete
Who does that? by DSLeo reviews
Luke's Diner is where everyone talks about their favorite show's season finale. Spoilers to S6. AU in a big way. Oneshot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,742 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/7/2015 - Complete
Bon Voyage, Sayonara, Arrivederci by Fish Bag reviews
Missing scene from Bon Voyage. Possibly the first one ever not to mention the necklace, and probably the first one to have a Christopher POV. Yes, Christopher. But please have faith! The original title, based off a prompt from Nancy the reviewer but apparently too long for here is: The Forever Banishment of Christopher the Slime and the Lessened Verbal Prowess of Emily the Elder.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 17 - Published: 3/26/2015 - [Lorelai G., Luke D.] Emily G., Christopher H. - Complete
The Funeral by Fish Bag reviews
Short & sweet and self-explanatory. RIP Edward Herrmann
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/28/2015 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Emily G., Richard G. - Complete
My Ernest to your Fountain Head by citigirl13 reviews
He looks at her, and for a brief moment he sees the girl that she used to be. The girl he fell in love with, almost the very second he saw her. Even now, he couldn't tell you why. Love's like that. One-shot. Rory and Jess, how it should have happened.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,838 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/8/2015 - [Jess M., Rory G.] Lorelai G. - Complete
Saying Goodbye by blackbird01 reviews
A conversation between Lorelai and Rory following a sad loss in their family.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,006 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 11 - Published: 12/31/2014 - Lorelai G., Rory G. - Complete
The Truth, Actually by Eledgy reviews
A secret, a movie and remembrance of Christmases past move Luke to finally do what he has to do...
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,871 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/30/2014 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
From the Frying Pan into the Fire by Fish Bag reviews
Missing scenes from a missing scene. Set during the deleted bonfire scene in episode 7.05, The Great Stink. It's the Ls' first contact since the supermarket, and Christopher, April and the townies are all there too. Uh-oh. What could possibly go so wrong? And can things ever be righted again for our favorite couple? Rated T for language & major angst.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,975 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/3/2014 - Published: 8/14/2014 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Concerning Luke by Fish Bag reviews
Because once Luke Danes is in your life, he's in your life forever... We all know about the one character reference they used. How about the ones they didn't?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,680 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/13/2013 - Luke D., Rory G., Kirk G., Lorelai G. - Complete
The Six Million Dollar Dollhouse by Fish Bag reviews
It was broken beyond all repair. Shattered in a million pieces. Could it possibly be fixed? What, or who, would it take to rebuild it?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,908 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/7/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Epilogue by sosmitten reviews
A year from their original wedding date, L/L reflect on their relationship. Originally posted at BWR.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,961 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/6/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Luke's Stuff by thehumancoffeepot reviews
In 7x01, Lorelai sorts through and throws away a pile of stuff that she says reminds her of Luke. These are my utterly fictional, completely fluffy, and generally light-hearted attempts to tell the stories behind those items. (One-shots, created solely from my mind, but they do fit with canon of seasons 5 and 6.)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,342 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/2/2013 - Published: 7/17/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D.
An Actual Proposal by KateToast reviews
After varying types of proposals, Luke and Lorelai decide not to waste any more time - on any of it.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,101 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/18/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Getting Old Is Hard To Do by KateToast reviews
The day of Luke's 46th birthday is not the best day, but not the worst, either.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,426 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
A Proposal of Sorts by KateToast reviews
Luke and Lorelai decide they'd rather not do things out of order.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,805 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Seems About Right by Eledgy reviews
"I loved it…and I hated it." "That seems about right." A series of missing scenes as Lorelai says goodbye to her kid, and thinks about what might be next.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,060 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/27/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Waking Up in Love by Oh-no-she-di'ent reviews
Not even Lorelai would take a joke this far. Luke had to wonder if he really was still asleep. He was smack dab in the middle of the most confusing scene of his life. Story complete, rated M.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24,816 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 25 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
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The Biggest Deal of All reviews
A slip of the brain travels to Lorelai's tongue, giving her cause to reevaluate her heart. A fun one-shot, set early in Season 4, where Nicole and Jason have miraculously disappeared.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,434 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/26/2023 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D. - Complete
Rory and Jess Save the World reviews
The last of the "Saving" Trilogy. Jess and Rory investigate the issue still lurking in their little corner of the world before it becomes Luke's problem.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 24,914 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/11/2023 - Published: 7/22/2023 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D., Jess M. - Complete
Our House reviews
The long-awaited continuation to More Than a Memory! Come join Lorelai and Luke, Liz and Oliver - and the kids - as they settle into the next phase of their lives.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,546 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 35 - Published: 2/17/2023 - Lorelai G., Luke D., Liz D.
Luke Saves Himself (And Lorelai Too) reviews
Once Rory saves herself, all Luke and Lorelai have to worry about is their own relationship. A warm and fluffy one-shot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,721 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/23/2022 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The O Henry Affair reviews
What if making do with less was the only way to get to more? Luke and Lorelai work towards happiness again – in a little different way. Season 7 reconciliation fic. One-shot, complete.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,343 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/16/2022 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Rory Saves Herself reviews
Rory channels Luke and then knows just what to do.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,821 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/10/2022 - Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
Dolly-Inspired reviews
Karaoke night, Season 7, done my way...with a little help from Dolly Parton.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,650 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/21/2022 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D. - Complete
Even the Nice Girls Aren't Safe reviews
"Even the nice girls aren't safe," Lorelai says to Luke as they watch Rachel drink Miss Patty's punch at the Firelight Festival. Because Rachel IS nice. And Lorelai's a nice girl, too. Isn't she?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,597 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 15 - Published: 11/27/2021 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Need reviews
In Happy Birthday, Baby!, Lorelai, the queen of all things dirty, manages to overlook two suggestive lines of dialogue with Luke. After years of shaking my head over the missed opportunity, I'm ready to turn it into a much happier birthday for both of them!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,043 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 15 - Published: 5/25/2021 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
More Than a Memory reviews
Once I wrote a story called Important Answers to Stupid Questions, which included the memory of a 20-something Luke spying young mom Lorelai for the first time. This story takes that memory and makes it real. What happens after that first look? Are they still 8 years away from happiness? Recommend reading the original first.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 156,572 - Reviews: 265 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 3/18/2021 - Published: 6/29/2020 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D., Liz D. - Complete
Star-Crossed, Colorado reviews
The Gilmore Girls go West! Saddle up, partners, as we take a trip back to those thrilling days of yesteryear! Follow the adventures of our favorite characters in a small town in 1880's Colorado. Lorelai in petticoats! Luke in spurs! Taylor in...well, Taylor's still in a cardigan. Catch the next stagecoach and come along for the ride!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Western/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 105,981 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 1/4/2020 - Published: 7/3/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D., Rory G.
Meeting Again for the First Time reviews
A continuation of Lorelai Victoria Got Pregnant and Luke Danes Meets His Match. This time, the Lorelai and Luke who haven't met yet get their chance to mingle between the universes. One-shot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Family/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,159 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/28/2019 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Luke Danes Meets His Match reviews
A sequel to Lorelai Victoria Got Pregnant. Several weeks after their brief encounter, Luke can't get the beautiful, crazy lady from an alternate reality out of his head. He goes to find Lorelai – only to discover that the Lorelai in his universe no longer remembers him. Will he walk away, or try to forge a new friendship? (Highly recommend reading the original first for clarity.)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 15 - Words: 116,261 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 8/2/2019 - Published: 1/18/2019 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Day the Coffee Talked Back reviews
A sequel to "A Leaf in the Shape of a Heart." It's spring in Stars Hollow, nearly seven months after Lorelai found that magical leaf. This time, it's one of the diner's mugs that has been gifted with supernatural abilities. Fun and fluffy - enjoy!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,709 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 17 - Published: 12/23/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
A Leaf in the Shape of a Heart reviews
Nature gives Lorelai a reason to connect with Luke again. One-shot, set at the beginning of Season 7, where I persist in thinking they had a chance to make things right.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,956 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 21 - Published: 12/4/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Once Upon a Hollow's Hallow's Eve reviews
Can an unexpected Halloween visitor lift the curse still keeping Lorelai and Luke apart? Early season 7, with probably no relevance to actual events occurring in the show. You've been warned, are you brave enough to read it anyway?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,407 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 11/20/2018 - Published: 10/29/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D., April N. - Complete
Shirt Tales reviews
A re-posting of an old story from BWR. Set during Season One's "The Third Lorelai." Lorelai is happy with Max and Luke is finally reunited with Rachel. Too bad there's this blue flannel shirt up in Lorelai's room...
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,438 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 18 - Published: 8/18/2018 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D. - Complete
Lorelai Victoria Got Pregnant reviews
Lorelai finds herself lost in a world where Rory never happened and the Stars Hollow that she knew is now just a memory. Can she somehow get everything - and everyone - back to the way it should be? Set at the very beginning of Season 6. One-shot.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,190 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 21 - Published: 8/4/2018 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D. - Complete
Romancing the Renoir reviews
An oldie but hopefully a goodie, first posted many moons ago at BWR. Luke steps into the Festival of Living Pictures to make sure Lorelai will just hold still. Enjoy the walk down memory lane!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,435 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/28/2018 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D. - Complete
A Guy Walks Into a Bar reviews
A chance encounter between two men with one thing in common: a dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty named Lorelai.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,818 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/10/2018 - Complete
Bert and the Best Hand-Me-Down Ever reviews
That darn Luke Danes really is always around. Takes place during Love, Daisies and Troubadours, after Lorelai and Max's fight and subsequent date, but before Max steals Lorelai's 1000 yellow daisies idea.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,360 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 20 - Published: 6/18/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Marked reviews
Giving Lorelai and Luke an extra little push to get their act together in late Season 7. Please don't take me to task for any historical inaccuracies, just be happy that my heart's in the right place!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,027 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 16 - Published: 6/6/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
A Different Kind of String reviews
There's a big difference between the strings that guide a marionette and those that guide your heart. Lorelai finds out the difference in a continued version of "Those Are Strings, Pinnochio."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,858 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 12 - Published: 5/4/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Other Kind of Naked reviews
Luke. Lorelai. Nakedness. If only another author was writing this story.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,594 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/21/2018 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
A Baby in the Hollow reviews
Pre-Series. The final installment to my "In the Hollow" trilogy. First comes love, then comes marriage...can you guess what comes next?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 40,856 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 174 - Updated: 1/12/2018 - Published: 11/22/2017 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D.
A Wedding in the Hollow reviews
Pre-series. The sequel to "A Year in the Hollow." Join Luke, Lorelai and Rory as they prepare for the most anticipated wedding in Stars Hollow history!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 118,183 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 189 - Updated: 9/30/2016 - Published: 9/19/2015 - Lorelai G., Rory G., Luke D. - Complete
Fixing Mimi reviews
Ticking something else off of my bucket list: altering the "Mimi" scene at the end of Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,322 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 14 - Published: 8/20/2016 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Paying Her Tab reviews
Lorelai is running on empty while trying to get the Dragonfly ready to open. Good thing Luke is always there with an endless supply of napkins and free meatloaf. One-shot, late Season 4, before anyone has seen any faces.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,915 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 15 - Published: 7/28/2016 - Lorelai G., Luke D., Sookie St. J. - Complete
The Lorelai's First Night at the Dragonfly reviews
A short story in which Kirk uses his nakedness for good, not evil. (A fixer for Raincoats & Recipes.)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,498 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/14/2016 - Rory G., Lorelai G. - Complete
The Way We Weren't reviews
Luke comes over to check on a wallowing Lorelai, post-Max, and quickly makes it all better.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,812 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 23 - Published: 1/24/2016 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Chicken Little reviews
Sometimes the sky falling on your head isn't a bad thing at all. A completely different tale inspired by "There's the Rub."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,077 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 24 - Published: 7/3/2015 - Luke D., Lorelai G., Rory G., Jess M. - Complete
A Year in the Hollow reviews
Follow Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore through their first year of acquaintance in the quaint little town of Stars Hollow. Month by month, their mutual love for Lorelai's daughter Rory causes the bond between the two of them to grow continually stronger. Starts with a story formerly posted as a one-shot, "Mother's Day Special."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 192,413 - Reviews: 411 - Favs: 479 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 5/25/2015 - Published: 5/11/2014 - Luke D., Rory G., Lorelai G. - Complete
The Truth Is Out There reviews
Fixing what went wrong in a whole new way. Are you ready to believe? If so, the truth is waiting for you, just one click away... (Takes place early in the fall of Season 7.)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,025 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/31/2015 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Lorelais' First Christmas in Star-Crossed reviews
Once upon a time, right before Christmas in a small Colorado town, a miracle occurred...maybe.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,053 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/29/2014 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
When We Wake Up reviews
Post-Partings. A day meant to honor the town's gazebo instead turns introspective for both Lorelai and Luke. Can sweet memories and bitter regrets finally help them to wake up?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,739 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 19 - Published: 9/12/2014 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Preventive Maintenance reviews
The sequel to Captain Pickup. Lorelai and Luke take a stab at getting their middle, and I take aim at fixing all of their problems.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 46,321 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/28/2014 - Lorelai G., Luke D.
Captain Pickup reviews
"Women and cars and the men who love them," Lorelai muses one fine spring day in the diner. She thinks about cars and trucks and boyfriends past, and in particular, one flannel-clad diner owner who loves his truck very, very much.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,098 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/14/2014 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Compare and Contrast reviews
The Poes are in town, there's a fire at the Independence Inn, and something else finally flames up between Luke and Lorelai.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 32,624 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/13/2013 - Published: 9/1/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Night I Found Your Father reviews
"Dear Emily and Richard" gets changed up when Luke is added to the story.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 19,749 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 7/1/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D., Rory G. - Complete
Paul Anka's Legacy reviews
Sometimes it takes a shove from the universe to get back on the right track.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 84,165 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 6/27/2013 - Published: 4/18/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Just Like Real Life reviews
Lorelai discovers a secret that Luke has been hiding from everyone. (And it has nothing to do with a long-lost daughter, I promise!)
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,363 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Ask Lorelai reviews
A lazy morning in the diner and a humorous question to a newspaper advice columnist causes problems for Lorelai.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,999 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/1/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Alone's the Last Place reviews
Six months after "Partings," Lorelai crafts a heartfelt gift for Luke.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 51,050 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 3/28/2013 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
It's All Coming Back to Me Now reviews
Post-Partings. Lorelai awakes to the fact that her life has changed and she's no longer the woman she used to be. One step at time, she tries to fight her way back to the Lorelai she's meant to be.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 50,260 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 186 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/4/2013 - Published: 2/10/2013 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
A Christmas Abroad reviews
Fixing Christmas, Season 7. You're welcome.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,157 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 12/24/2012 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
A Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Goose reviews
In which Luke gets a hand(le) on what he really wants.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,497 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/24/2012 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
When You're Fast Asleep reviews
Another day, another dream, another way to get Luke and Lorelai together!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,583 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/14/2012 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Connecticut Straight reviews
What's a Connecticut Straight? Something to ruin a French Twist!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,789 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 37 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
There and Here Again: A Stars Hollow Tale reviews
Lorelai finds her Aragorn in the midst of a Lord of the Ring's-inspired dream.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,507 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Family Genes reviews
Luke discovers that he has more in common with Jess than he might have thought.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,092 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Luke D., Jess M. - Complete
The Proposal reviews
One extra word added into "Rory's Birthday Parties" changes everything for Luke and Lorelai.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,533 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 25 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Dead Grandmothers and Relationships reviews
Her grandmother's funeral helps Lorelai to focus on someone important in her life.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,169 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 16 - Published: 5/27/2012 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Joke's On You reviews
Lorelai's April Fools' Day prank takes an unexpected turn.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 56,312 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 5/16/2012 - Published: 3/31/2012 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Time Heals reviews
Luke's worst nightmare happened and he and Lorelai have spent more than a decade apart. Has enough time passed to finally allow their hearts to heal?
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 35,235 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 2/27/2012 - Published: 1/9/2012 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
Just the Perfect Friendship reviews
After Lorelai realizes that she and Luke are not destined to be a couple, she worries that maybe they're not even real friends, and instantly begins a campaign to correct that.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 42,305 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 2/4/2012 - Published: 11/30/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
The Great Mistletoe Infestation of 2001 reviews
An innocent kiss under the mistletoe changes Lorelai's view on love.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,899 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/22/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Important Answers to Stupid Questions reviews
Two people. A tiny town. Ten years. And their paths never crossed until a certain horoscope-filled day? Really? Here's an explanation for that.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,771 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 17 - Published: 12/1/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
A Vineyard Valentine: The Day After reviews
Most hated episode ever, right? Let's see if we can't help Lorelai and Luke have a better Valentine's Day. And a happier ever after too, while we're at it!
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,985 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/16/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Luke's Message reviews
Tells Luke's side of "Your Message Here."
Gilmore Girls - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,868 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/15/2011 - Luke D., Lorelai G. - Complete
Cotton Candy reviews
Luke would never be interested in cotton candy, unless a certain dark-haired temptress and a hot night in Hartford could persuade him to change his mind.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 27,874 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/1/2011 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Castle in Stars Hollow reviews
Long before Rick Castle meets Kate Beckett, he visits a quirky small town in Connecticut and falls under the spell of another beautiful muse.
Crossover - Gilmore Girls & Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,187 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/29/2011 - Published: 10/15/2011 - Lorelai G., Rick C. - Complete
Do Me a Favor reviews
Lorelai doesn't expect to turn her life upside down when she asks Luke for yet another favor.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,128 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 16 - Published: 10/11/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete
Your Message Here reviews
A wistful Post-Partings tale. Lorelai tries to fix her life in 20 characters or less.
Gilmore Girls - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,985 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 13 - Published: 10/8/2011 - Lorelai G., Luke D. - Complete