Gilmore Girls -Hold me close young tiny dancer.
This takes place after the series in season 8 Rory is back from her campaign trail, and is back with Jess who she bumped into in Philadelphia. And Luke and Lorelai are married
The Gilmore House -The dinning room at Friday Night Dinner
" Lorelai, Rory, we won't be meeting for dinner next week." Emily announced as she dapped at the corners of her mouth with her silk napkin as socialite women like her self often do.
Lorelai tried to conceal her grin, but a small smile escaped, while she fought the urge to do a happy dance. Rory however was more composed.
"Why not Grandma?" Rory asked as she turned to attention to Emily, after glancing at Lorelai, who looked like she was about to burst out in song.
"Don't ask just enjoy it." Lorelai instructed and semi whispered across the table to Rory, who once again glanced at her then turned back to Emily.
"Well Rory" Emily started ignoring Lorelai's comment. "There won't our usual dinner because we're going to a ballet. Natalie got us tickets."
"Oh cool." Lorelai added being grateful to anything that meant she was free of Friday's obligatory dinner.
"Well I'm glad you think so because you and Rory will be joining us." Emily added with a satisfied tone in her voice.
Lorelai's smile quickly faded and her jaw dropped , as she as turned and scowled at Rory. "You had to ask" she loudly whispered
"Well aren't you glad we found out now instead of in the middle of your tap dance." Rory loudly whispered back to her mother. Lorelai was just about to respond when Emily interrupted having heard enough of the conversation.
"Is something wrong?" Emily said looking up from plate.
"Um yeah, it's this ballet thing." Lorelai ventured, chuckling nervously.
"Yes what about it?" Emily enquired.
"We kinda.. don't wanna go." Lorelai said tentatively
"A minute ago you just it said was 'cool'." Emily quoted Lorelai
"Yeah but that's when I thought only you and dad were going" Emily put her fork down preparing for the upcoming argument. An action that was noticed by Lorelai and she wavered a bit. "I-I mean if I were to tell you that Rory and I were going to The Rocky Horror picture show, that would be cool f-for us because…." Lorelai trailed
"We enjoy that type of thing" Rory jumped in sensing her mother's hesitancy
"R-Right." Lorelai continued quickly looking at Rory and turning back towards her mother. "But we don't really enjoy ballets." Lorelai finished
"The, Rocky Horror Picture show." Richard stated but it came out more like a question.
"Lorelai are you honestly comparing a night at the ballet with going to a musical about transsexuals?" Emily asked with disbelief
"Okay bad example. But please don't make us go." Lorelai pleaded.
"Lorelai we all have an agreement to have dinner on Friday, we have had this agreement for eight years now, the rules have not changed." Emily said while refolding her napkin and placing it in her lap.
"Yes but since there won't be any dinner, I feel-" Lorelai started but was cut off by Emily
"Lorelai part of that agreement is that we see you every Friday." Emily recited
There was a pause in the conversation
" Hey, what if Rory and I drive past your car on your way to the ballet? We'll honk and wave-"
"What? You'll still see us!" Lorelai shrugged
"We will see you both on Friday" Emily stated Lorelai opened her mouth to protest but Emily stopped her "No buts." she added
Everyone ate in silence for a few minutes
"Excuse me I'm going to go the bathroom." Rory said breaking the silence and leaving the room.
Lorelai "accidentally" dropped her napkin and while she bent down to get it she pressed a ringtone on her phone which caused it to go off.
"Lorelai." Emily said. It always irritated her when she and Rory left their phones on during dinner.
"Sorry mom. It's Michelle. He and Sookie are running the Dragonfly by themselves tonight and I told him to call me if there was any trouble."
"It is extremely rude to take calls during dinner." Emily said slightly angry
"Sorry, don't be blame me mom blame Michelle. Or do you still have that weird crush on him?" Lorelai said reaching into her purse getting her phone
Richard stared at Emily with perplexity
"I do not have a crush on Michelle." Emily said avoiding Richards gaze
"Says the woman who said he was charming." Lorelai grinned
"You never told me this." Richard said outraged
"Oh Richard I merely said the man was charming." Emily said trying to downplay it.
Lorelai took the opportunity to press her phone to her ear and leave the table away from the argument she had ignited between her parents and run around the corner to the bathroom.
"Ah! Oh jeez you scared me." Rory said as she opened the door and saw her mother standing there.
"Yeah sorry. Look we have to talk." Lorelai said moving into the bathroom
"About what, how to restart my heart?" Rory said with a hand over chest
"Should I get the paddles miss melodrama?" Lorelai deadpanned which Rory gave a sarcastic smirk to.
"Fine. Talk about what?" Rory said
"This ballet thing. How are we gonna get out of it?" Lorelai said
"We can't. Grandma wins."
"Ah but I have ways young Grasshopper."
"Like what, argue with her and have her outrival you again?" Rory deadpanned mocking her mothers previous statement.
Lorelai gasped "Hey! I happen to be a very scrappy fighter."
"Yes but Grandma has dominance."
"You know instead of being ms. Negativity, you could help me come up with a plan. After all I'm trying to save our lives." Lorelai pointed out
Rory rolled her eyes "Now who's being dramatic?"
Lorelai "No Rory I have a feeling. If we go to this ballet we're gonna get got."
"So we become white punk rappers with sexually explicit lyrics?" Rory smiled amusedly
"Rory." Lorelai groaned throwing her head back. "I'm serious here."
"Mom what evil is going to befall us at a ballet?" Rory said still smiling
"Karma. The only other ballet we've been to was the one where we mocked it and you wrote that review calling that girl a hippo and talking about her bra strap."
Rory groaned "Again it was a comparison. And the bra strap thing was yours!" She said exasperatedly
"Ok that doesn't matter. " Lorelai said dismissing the fighting that was approaching "The point is the show closed early and you were 'harangued'."
"Yes I remember." Rory replied not wanting to be reminded
"So what if something goes terribly wrong at this one? Like what if we kicked in the face by some enthusiastic grand jeté-ers."
"'Grand Jeté-ers'?" Rory replied incredulously
"You got something better?" Lorelai challenged her daughter to come up a grammatically correct word.
"Yeah, dancers." Rory said simply
Lorelai faltered for a moment. After all that was pretty obvious. But she quickly regained her composure
"This isn't the time for a grammar lesson, cause no matter how you say it we're still getting kicked in the face." She said taking the onyx of her faux pas.
"Mom I highly doubt that any of those ballerinas legs are long that they protrude off the stage let alone can kick us in our faces. If so, they shouldn't be in a ballet they should be at MIT being studied."
"Well you don't know where we'll be sitting. We could be sitting in the front row. And be realllly close to the stage."
"Even then I highly doubt it. Just like I highly doubt we're getting out of going to this thing. Now Grandma's probably wondering where we are."
"Fine." Lorelai conceded and headed towards the door.
"Wait. Let me go first." Rory said trying to get past her mother.
"Why?" Lorelai asked
"Because I left first therefore it only makes sense that I would be back first." Rory explained
"Right, good thinking." Lorelai pointed her finger and nodded. "Now if only you could come up with a plan to get us out of this." She mumbled and moved behind her daughter.
Rory had heard that but she didn't reply she just merely shook her head.
She placed her hand on the door then in that same second pulled back it off.
"Wait…" Rory said in a voice that sounded slightly distant and distracted as she stared straight ahead holding up a finger to signal to hold on
Lorelai was just about to question her strange behavior but just as her mouth was forming the words
Rory bent forward with an 'ha-ach-oo!' into the crook of her arm just nearly hitting her head on the door. Muttering a quick ' excuse me' and sniffling.
"Bless you." Lorelai said she grabbed a tissue out of the box on the sink and reached her hand over Rory's shoulder and gave it to her.
"Thank you." Rory replied before blowing her nose tossing the tissue in the trash can and making her way back to the sink to wash her hands.
"Are you getting sick?" Lorelai said a little too cheerily
"I-" Rory saw her mother's expression and pressed on sarcastically "Well as touching as your concern is, I don't think so." she said as she finished washing her hands turned off the faucet and moved around to look for a towel.
Lorelai turned down the wattage of her grin and tossed a towel to Rory. "But you sneezed and sneezing is a sign of sickness."
Rory chuckled moderately finding this conversation ridiculous. "It's also a sign of a foreign irritant plaguing the nasal membrane."
"Usually caused by illness. I know I have google too." she joked
"Well even if I am it's probably just a cold and a cold is not miss-ballet worthy."
"Ah but you're the golden child." Lorelai said in a sing-song voice
"I'm pretty sure the whole stealing a yacht thing tainted the definition of golden."
Lorelai rolled her eyes "That's all in the past."
"Mom they're still on you about something that happened when you were 16." Rory pointed out.
"Good point." she agreed
"Yes now let's go." Rory said while gesturing for her mother to go
"Fine. The less time I have to spend confined in this house, the better."
"So will be leaving by door or second story window tonight?" Rory inquired jokingly
"Funny." Lorelai replied sardonically "Oh speaking of which Luke texted me, he and Jess are waiting back at the house."
"He texted you? He barely knew how to work speed dial."
"I taught him well, I figure I'll start paper training him next week."
"A regular John Taylor Gatto." Rory shook her head
"All right let's go." Lorelai stated and they left the bathroom.
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