Author's note :
I do not own Gilmore Girls.
This is an idea of a story I have in mind but at this point, I have no idea of the pairing I am going with. You can send any suggestion within the four known characters below. Let me know what you think of the idea.
Profile of a generation : The rising stars
Rory was sitting in a bar sipping her mojito. God this drink reminded her of her last vacation. When was that again? Oh yes, it was 3 years ago… just before she started her current job at the Time Magazine. She loved her job, which is why she had not taken a vacation since then. She was immersed in her job since then. Now, she had recieved a new assignment. She was asked to interview the 10 most promising under 35 (actually 9 interviews). She would have been really excited about this assignment but she had seen the list of people she had to interview and honestly, she did not know if she would be able to do it. She could not believe that within the 10 most promising, she knew four; that was almost half of them and she herself was one of them, who would have thought. The assignment was presented to her as she was herself in the top 10 but her own interview was to be done by one of her colleague, actually, her best friend. The 9 others would be done by her.
She had ordered a second drink and as she was starting to drink it, she got her list once more. How could it be that in those 10 rising star there would be Tristan Dugrey, politician running for a senatorial seat, used to be lawyer for the Defense, Colin McCrea the youngest associate from the McCrea Law firm specialising in International Law, Finn Morgan who had founded one of the most promising computer gaming company and finally Logan Huntzberger who was a media mogul even though his young age. Among the others, there was a musician two scientists, 1 environmentalist and a Doctor in Medical science who had had a breakthrough in research on Cancer.
Among those 10, half of them went at least for part of their studies at Yale… the others, Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Columbia and University of North Dakota. Some of them took over their family business or were at least brought on into their family business. Most of them were either teachers or guest lecturers at University. She had not yet met any of them but the research on all of them already brought her enough to read for a week. She now needed to figure out a way to meet with them, all of them without crumbling.
Rory's life was filled with her job and she knew she was good. She was recruited by the Time Magazine for crying out loud. They came to her four years ago. Back then, she was working for the Washington Post. She had developed a lot of contacts in Politics when she was working for the Barak Obama campaign. She then had been recruited by the Washington Post and she loved her work but when offered the possibility to do more in depth articles for the Time Magazine, she did not hesitate. When she thought about it, other than her job and a great apartment, she did not have much for a 31 years old. She had had no steady boyfriends for 3 years. Her relationship with Daniel had been great but when she was offered her job at Time Magazine, he couldn't handle that his girlfriend was more successful than he was. It had broken both of them up in a couple of month. Since then, she had dated, oh yes, she had. But no one had passed more than the third date. She did not think that she was particularly difficult to please, but she probably was looking at the wrong places. Most of her friends were married, with children now. She, herself did want children but she had wanted to get her career at the right place before. Now it was, but she did not have anyone in her life with whom having kids. It was a bit ironic that her mom had her so young and she would be having kids probably over 35. Still, she never regretted taking the job at the Magazine.
Her job had her meet with some of the world's most influential people. She had interviewed actors, rock stars, political leaders, business man, Nobel Prize winner. She had had over 40 articles published. Half were stories that requested for her to travel in countries such as China, Russia, Sweden, South-Africa, Canada, India, France, Spain and England. She had met with people that had an impact on the world. Still she had never been nervous like this assignment was making her. She had not had any contacts with any of Logan's Friends not to say him since her graduation and that was 9 years ago. She had tried though, twice during the first 6 months. He politely but effectively let her know he did not want to talk about their past. After that, she had let go. Did she sometimes regret her saying no? Of course, but still, she was where she wanted to be in her life. She just had to sacrifice something and it had been her love life.
Her grandfather had died two years ago. They missed him. Her grandmother had sold the house and bought a loft in Hartford. She was still in the DAR but now was less active. Still, she sometimes invited Rory to go with her to fundraisers or any events held in the Hartford or New York area. Lorelei was now once again a mother. She had had 2 other kids with Luke. A boy named William and a daughter named Victoria, they were now 7 and 4. Lorelei was still living in Stars Hollow and working at the Dragon's Fly. Rory visited her whenever she could as New York was not that far away. Rory had come into her inheritance from Trix at 25 and she had had her share from her paternal grandparents when Francine passed away 2 years ago. She did have money now, more than she had ever had in her life. Still, she never changed her way of life. She did not like showing off, she preferred living as she had always did. She still shopped in the same type of stores except for her work clothe, she did like to look professional. She had bought a small town house in New York. It really was small but she was alone so, no need to have more. It did have style though, it was in an old house, it had character. It reminded her of the apartment Meg Ryan's character had in You've got Mail.
If she was honest with herself, she was nervous meeting the four she had a past with because she was reluctant to know if they had gotten everything they had set out to. She herself felt like she had failed somehow. She had everything but she had sacrificed love, what if Logan had found happiness in someone else and still had gotten the success he wanted. What if all of them had great careers and love life and families? She needed to read those research pages and she was to start on her old friends when she got home, or more so, the next morning.
First thing she did the next morning was create a tentative schedule for the interviews over the next two weeks. She then took the list of names and phone contact and started to fill in her agenda. She would start with the 5 she did not know. She thought it would be easier. After breakfast, she decided to start on reading the files, curiosity took over and she went directly to the ones she knew personally. Drinking her coffee she put the 10 files on her table.
Age : 32
Born : Hartfort Connecticut
Attended : Yale
Married with 2 kids (2 girls 4 and 2). His wife was …What! No! Stephanie? Rory had always thought Colin and Stephanie would get together. Why did she never read the society page in newspaper… she would have known. Stephanie had been working in a public relation agency before giving birth to her first kid. Logan had worked from California for 2 years before coming back to the east coast and had gotten his business established from Boston. He was now running all of HPG multimedia venture : Internet, TV and Radio worldwide. He had made a joint venture with his father's business. With today's world, she figured that the multimedia was what kept the HPG group alive; at least in this part of the world. He was running more or less 15000 employees directly or indirectly.
Logan was a regular guest lecturer in Yale and Harvard. He was let's be honest a really influential person in the news world. The other articles talked about his business venture and his involvement in different organisations.
Logan was currently residing in Palo Alto in California.
Age : 32
Born : Boston, Massachusetts
Attended : Yale, Harvard
Colin had joined his father's firm right out of Law School. He had found himself involved in a very important case the first year after his internship and won it even if the odds were against him. He was specialised into International business law and he represented some of the biggest companies in different cases. Those included the HPG Group, Microsoft, IBM, Ericson, Volkswagon and many other companies. He was made associate two years after his internship, he had won every case he had worked on but was now seldom found in court. He was doing consulting and he was now teaching at Harvard. He was living in Boston.
Nothing could be found on Colin on his marital status and if he had had kids.
Age : 32
Born : Sydney Australia
Graduated : Yale, University of Sydney
Finn had gone to work in his family business in Australia after Yale. He had been working for his father's Hotel business from Australia and then Boston. He had married Rosemary two years after College and had 1 daughter. He was admitted in a rehab center 5 years ago in Australia. After his time in rehab, nothing could be found until 3 years ago when he opened a Computer gaming company based in New York. His company created games for different platforms. His company had grown faster than expected and had profited from the explosion of smart phones and more or less all gaming platform. He had now offices in US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Norway and India. His company was in the Top Employers worldwide.
Finn was now divorced and had shared custody. He was residing New York.
This one was the smaller file. Lot of information on Tristan was top secret. All she could see is that after military school he had joined the Army and had completed a law degree in Harvard. He had served afterward and got into politics following his father's footstep. He was running in Connecticut. From what Rory could see, he had a good chance of making it.
Tristan was also not married and no kids. He was residing in Hartford.
The others files included information on the other 5 person she needed to interview. Only 3 others were woman. The rest were men. None of the woman had kids at this point. This made her reflect on her situation. She thought on all those articles that mentioned that women did sacrifice their careers in order to have family. But now, did she want to make that choice herself. Would she regret if she did not change her focus from her job to focusing on finding someone with whom she could have a family? Was she where she wanted to be in her life? Would she regret if she stayed put now in her career for the next 10 to 15 years. Or could she have kids and have a nanny taking care of them. Her own mother had done it, raise her and work and she was single… Could she do it.
In the following week, she did complete the first half of her interviews. Everything went really well. She really enjoyed talking to these leaders. Seeing their views, how they arrived to be recognised in each of their own fields. Only one of them had been from what could be considered rich background. All the other were raised more or less in the same type of environment as her. Not all by single woman but from hard working parents that had trouble making ends meet most of the time. This was one of the differences she knew she would have with the next 4. Now she needed to schedule the interviews with the others. She could travel if needed but most of them were based close by.
In order for them not to know it was her doing the interview, she decided to have one of the administrative assistant call to schedule the interviews. The first one she decided to interview was Tristan. He was scheduled for Monday at 10 o'clock. Tuesday would be Finn, and then Colin and finally it would be Logan on Wednesday. She kept Thursday and Friday to do some edit and complete any research and call back any of them if needed. It would also give her time to refocus in case meeting them affected her.
It was now Sunday night and she needed to get some sleep although Tristan was the easiest or at least she thought so.
Thank you for reviewing... update might not come very quickly but they will come. I at least intend to have the 4 chapters for the interviews and at least 2 more on the outcome of it.