Summary: Is someone stalking Rory? What's up with Dean? And is Tristan back from military school? TRORY+ L/L
Disclaimer: I own Carolynne and no one else yet.
Chapter 3: A Date with Tristan
"Mom! Did you steal my black scrunchie?" Rory yelled upstairs.
"Yes! You caught me red handed. But you'll never catch me alive." Lorelai bellowed back at her daughter.
"MOOOOOOOOM! I NEED IT NOOW. IT'S THE ONLY SCRUNCHIE THAT MATCHES MY DRESS! GIVE IT BACK!"
"Fine. I don't suppose you want to know that I'm on a date with Luke tonight."
"No, I don't. Please don't tell me."
"We've been dating since you started school in September." Lorelai walked into Rory's bedroom. She threw the scrunchie onto Rory's bed. Rory looked up.
Lorelai was wearing a nice, dark purple shirt and khaki pants.
"Mom, you look really nice." Rory said, smiling.
"You too, babe." Lorelai replied.
Rory was wearing a long black dress that passed her feet. (After all, it was a formal) her dress was long sleeved and made of velvet. Rory had her put in a bun, so, seeing that she couldn't put the scrunchie on her self, Lorelai put it on Rory's head.
Rory and Tristan stood on a terrace. They had danced until their feet hurt and now they were tired. Rory looked back at the other dancing couples. The one that Paris was dancing with looked a lot like Dean. Tristan went back inside to get drinks.
When he had gone, the man that looked like Dean came out on terrace.
"Rory?!" Dean gasped.
"Dean! What are you doing here?" Rory exclaimed.
"I-I was…" Dean began.
"You were on a date with Paris." Rory said, calmly.
"Yes. Rory I forgot this was your school dance."
"How could you? It was Chilton dance."
"I remembered the minute I saw that, well, Tristan."
"New subject. How long have you known Paris?"
"Not that long. I met her last year when you were rehearsing the 'Romeo and Juliet'."
"Oh. Have you been dating her?"
"Yeah. I hate to admit it." Dean and Rory were silent. "I guess this is it." Dean said.
"Uh-huh." Rory replied.
"Do you think that we can still be friends?"
"Yeah. That would be nice."
"Thank you for understanding, Rory." Dean left the balcony as Tristan came on it.
"Wasn't that your boyfriend?" He asked.
"You mean my ex-boyfriend? Yeah." Rory replied.
"You broke up with him?"
"Yes, I did. He's been dating Paris."
"Really?! B-but I've been dating her until last week." Tristan gasped.
Rory shook her head and then took Tristan's arm and returned inside.
Lorelai sat inside of an Italian restaurant, waiting for Luke. He was late. The clock struck eight when Luke finally came.
"I'm sorry I'm late. I had trouble getting the diner closed. Really just getting people out of it." Luke said.
"It's ok. I resolved to go home and order Chinese if you didn't turn out." Lorelai said.
"I said I was sorry. What else do you want?" Luke asked.
"Nothing." Lorelai smiled. They sat in silence.
"Hey Rory, Wait up." Carolynne called. Rory was walking home.
"Why are you out so late, Carolynne?"
"Oh, I had to get some cough drops for dean. He's not feeling that well."
"Oh," Rory said. She began to walk again.
"Are you going home?" asked Carolynne.
"Oh, I guess I'll see you later."
"Bye." Rory sighed as Carolynne turned around. She noticed that Tristan had been a lot nicer lately. It was very curios.