The stars were gleaming in the big Texas sky. Looking out at the field that hadn't been touched in years the world felt huge to the young teenagers. He couldn't help, but to fall in love with her then and there. She was perfect sitting there with her long black hair pulled back in a ponytail and her brown eyes focused on the notes that she was playing. Her mother had just got her that old beat up guitar, but she wasn't allowing herself to put it down. Something thrilled her about the instrument. She played it so much that summer that her fingers would bleed. She was over the moon that night she had learned to play her first song. "Jimmy please say you'll wait for me, I'll grow up someday you'll see, saving all my kisses just for you, signed with love forever true…" She sang along with the notes she played for him softly. He couldn't help, but to chuckle at her choice of song. Normal thirteen year olds didn't idolize Conway Twitty, but she was different. She always had been. "Laugh all you want, but I am telling you one day I am going to be big. Then you will regret laughing at me." She said as she looked at him.
"Ah yes the big plan to move out to L.A. and take the music world by storm." He replied as he looked at her. He had his doubts that she would leave. She was too connected to this place even if she didn't want to admit it. Plus, her father had high hopes for her. She was going to go to the University of Texas majoring in accounting and then she would be the child to take over the family business.
"You just wait and see." She replied back with bite before she started to play again.
She wasn't the same as she was back then anymore. She had changed. She had gotten stronger, more hard headed if you could believe that. He was in awe of her still as he watched her walk around the Winter Carnival by herself. He could help but to smile at the sight of her small figure bundled up in her thick winter coat. He never in a million years would think that she would end up someplace that got as cold as Connecticut, but he could tell that she was in love with this place. He had to stop himself from running up to her wrapping his arms around her before kiss her softly like he used to. He just pulled the note that she had left for him out of his pocket and looked at it. The words gave him hope that she still loved him too. The simple words written sloppily on a Weston's napkin gave him hope as he read them again: Jimmy please say you'll wait for me. I'll grow up someday you'll see. Saving all my kisses just for you. Signed with love forever true.
She couldn't help, but think about their first Winter Carnival as she sat on the steps of the Gazebo cuddling up to his side as Taylor worked on fixing the microphone. She remembered the way she felt just having him close when they were younger. That kiss where he backed her up against the save spot they sat in now. She tried her best to convince him to come then, but it took jealously to get him there. She just smiled at him as she thought about how lucky she was to have him. "I love you." She said softly to him.
"Why do I have a feeling that your about to ask me to win you one of those stupid bears?" He asked as he smiled down at her.
"Maybe later." She replied before adding "But, I could really go for a cup of coffee."
"That I can do." He replied as he moved his arm from behind her. "I will be back." He whispered before kissing her forehead. "Don't look at my ass as I walk away." He mumbled to her causing her to remember the conversation her and her mother were having this morning when he woke up. She felt herself blush at the thought that they were really sitting at their kitchen table comparing men's butts over coffee. Although she was more embarrassed that they got caught doing rather than that they were actually doing it.
He hated these stupid town events, but she loved them. She loved the feeling she got walking around the silly booths in the snow. He loved just holding her close. He had waited to damn long for her to be his to screw things up now. He watched from the sidelines as his nephew went through hell and back to get his Lorelai back. He wasn't about to go through that. "Luke, let's get our fortune told!" Lorelai squealed as she pulled him over to the booth of the crazy physic from Woodbridge. He just sighs as he sits down next to her just waiting for the nutcase to them that they are going to be rich and famous like she does everyone. Yet, he can't help to smile as he sees how happy she is.
"I hate it here." She complained as she looked over at him before turning her head back up to the sky. "You can't find any freaking stars!" She wined. When they were little they would lay out in her backyard looking for pictures in the stars. Here there were no stars. Just the stupid city lights. They didn't even have grass to lay in. Nope they just sat there on the roof of their apartment building.
"I always have a star to look at." He mumbled as he pulled her closer. "I always have you." He finished before he kissed her forehead.
She couldn't play this game any longer. She knew if she had any chance with him she had to act soon. He had spent most of his life waiting for her. How could she possibly make him wait any longer? She just smiled over at him before turning her attention to Kirk who was working the DJ equipment until Taylor could fix the microphone for the live performance. She thought of a plan as she marched off towards Kirk. She was determined to make things right.
"I swear if you ever donated blood coffee would come out instead." He said as he handed her the cup of coffee he got from the diner for her. She just laughed as she took a sip.
"You know what they say. Gilmores are ninety percent water, ten percent caffeine." She replied with a laugh as he sat down next to her again on the steps of the Gazebo. "I am sorry if this is boring to you." She said softly as she looked into his eyes. Sometimes he swore she could look right into his soul.
"For a crazy town event it isn't half bad." He replied as he pulled her closer to him. "I get to sit here with the pretest woman in town." He said as he leaned down and kissed her shoulder. "And I get to think about how amazing it feels to know that she is coming home with me and that I get to hold her forever." He half whispered into her ear.
"Stop you're going to make me cry." She whispered back as she stared into his eyes unable to hide the smile that was controlling her face.
"I guess I should put that in my vows then. You know right there with how I love that she thinks I have a better ass than my uncle." He replied with a laugh as he pushed a strand of hair out of her face.
"You're going to make me regret writing our own vows aren't you?" She asked as she looked at him.
"Probably, I mean I got the ass thing. Oh and the devil egging my car. Not to forget how I have the way you use your music to seduce me into bed." He answered with a smile.
"You know most men would be thrilled when their fiancé takes the time not only to write them a song, but to sit in the living and sing it to them." She replied as she started to blush.
"Yes, but most of those girls wouldn't do while wearing nothing but his worn out Clash shirt." He added.
"I wanted to get your attention." She stated as she lowered her voice realizing that Taylor had been listening to their whole conversation. "Plus, I have some pretty good material for my vows too. You better bet your ass that the swan incident is getting in there somehow." She was giggling as she added the last part letting her head rest on his shoulder.
"You are so lucky that I love you." He mumbled to her.