What if- A Luke and Lorelai collection.
One- What if Luke and Lorelai were actually dating (maybe engaged Im unsure at the moment) during season one, when Emily was obsessed with Lorelai being with him? Review please, and if you have any prompts let me know in PM. Now let's get to the story!
Starting from Rory's 16th to Richards heart attack.
Rory's 16th parties
"My mothers coming." Lorelai said as she walked into the empty diner and towards the diner owner, who happened to be her boyfriend of three years.
"What? When? Now?" Luke said, looking at her. He'd never met her parents, but after what Lorelai had told him about them, he didn't want to.
"It was fine, I was just sat there at dinner, and Rory was talking about how she enjoyed the party they'd thrown her, then all of a sudden, she was inviting her to her party that she was having at home, saying stuff like, 'you'll get to see how we like to party' and 'you can get to know us better'" Lorelai said, mimicking her daughter.
"So your parents are coming to Stars Hallow." Luke said with shock.
"Yeah." Lorelai said with the same amount of shock.
"And they don't know about us." Luke said.
"Nope." Lorelai said to him, and they made eye contact.
"You ready to meet my parents?" Lorelai said, trying to humour the moment.
"Do I have a choice?" Luke laughed, and Lorelai lent over the counter and cupped his face, kissing his lips.
"Not really." Lorelai laughed as they parted, and said a quick goodbye, telling him she'll see him when he gets home.
Luke arrived home and sat next to Lorelai on the couch, and he knew what she was thinking, and it didn't bother him.
"You don't have to tell them you know." Luke told her and she looked at him with a confused expression.
"Tell who what?" Lorelai questioned.
"Your parents." Luke told her, and she rested her head on his chest and entwined their hands.
"Why wouldn't I tell them?" Lorelai asked him.
"You and me both now that this is definitely not the life they wanted for you, they wanted you to marry a Hartford son or whatever they're called." Luke laughed, and Lorelai shook her head with a laugh.
"They don't get a say in who I love, they don't have to like it, but they have no choice. They've not bothered for 16 years, they get no say." Lorelai told him.
"I know you, Lorelai. You want your parents approval more than you can admit to anyone. Why don't we, not say anything to them, we won't hide it, but we won't say anything." Luke told her, and Lorelai understood what he was saying grinned at him with a light laugh.
"Playing games with my parents, I like it." She laughed, and kissed Luke through a smile.
"Get a room." Rory laughed as she walked through.
"Oh my sweet innocent child, you just wait until you get yourself a boyfriend." Lorelai joked, and Rory laughed as she walked into the kitchen.
"Are you telling grandma about this scandal relationship?" Rory joked with her mother.
"Hmm, I'm thinking about a little mind game. It might be fun." Lorelai said to Rory, and Rory shook her head at her mom with a light laugh.
"You're an awful person." Rory told her mom, and Lorelai and Luke laughed.
"I'm an amazing person, and don't you forget it kiddo." Lorelai joked, and Rory laughed before saying goodnight and heading to bed.
"So we're playing games with my parents?" Lorelai grinned cheekily.
"We are." Luke said, and Lorelai kissed him again, before resting her head back on chest and relaxed, telling herself her mother won't ruin this. She wouldn't let her.
Lorelai beamed at Rory as she ran around the room, going person to person, laughing and joking with Lane, and having a good time. Lorelai didn't hear her mom enter the room, so when she appeared next to her, she jumped out of her skin.
"Hey mom, when did you get here?" Lorelai asked, hiding how uncomfortable she was as Emily looked around her house with disapproval.
"Just now." Emily said bluntly, as she continued to look around. Lorelai looked towards the cabinet and saw a picture of her and Luke from last Halloween and quickly stood in front of it and placed it in her hands behind her back.
"What are you doing?" Emily asked, looking at Lorelai suspiciously, and as Lorelai went to reply, Rory noticed the situation and ran over.
"Grandma you came!" Rory said and hugged her grandma, giving her mom a way to get away from the situation and grab all the pictures of her and Luke that were around the house.
After she'd picked them all up, she handed them to Sookie.
"Hide them." Lorelai begged her best friend, and Sookie nodded before running outside and placing them in her car.
"When's Luke getting here?" Sookie asked her.
"8 or something like that." Lorelai replied.
"Are you telling your mom?" Sookie asked.
"Mind games Sookie, it's all about the mind games." Lorelai smiled and Sookie laughed.
"Evil." She called Lorelai.
"Genius." Lorelai corrected, and walked into the living room leaving Sookie to set out the food she'd made.
Around half an hour later, Sookie came running in.
"Okay so don't panic." Sookie said.
"Well that's never a good conversation starter." Lorelai replied.
"We're out of ice." Sookie told her.
"What? How? We had buckets!" Lorelai said.
"I don't know how it happened all I know is that it happened and we need to sort it." Sookie said, and Lorelai pulled some money out of her coat pocket that was behind her.
"I'll go to the shop, keep my mother downstairs." Lorelai said, and Sookie nodded. Just as Lorelai was about to leave, Luke came in with two bags of ice.
"How did you know we needed ice?" Lorelai smiled at him.
"I didn't, I just know there can never be enough ice." Luke said, and Lorelai pulled herself in him and hugged him.
"You're the best." She said and he hugged her back, as they parted, Lorelai turned around and saw her mom, her posture high and her face smug.
"Mom, this is my.." Lorelai said, and looked at Luke before continuing. "Luke. Luke this is my mother." Lorelai said, and Luke held in his laugh as he began to walk.
"I'll go and place these outside before the melt." Luke said.
"Not likely in here." Lorelai muttered to him, and Luke chuckled before walking away from them. Lorelai smiled at her mother who was looking at her with a smug smile, and walked away from her. Emily shook her head and walked in the opposite direction.
In the kitchen, Lorelai looked into the living room and found her mother talking away to Rory and quickly grabbed Luke's face and pulled him a kiss.
"Hey." He laughed when they parted.
"Hi." She said, and kissed him again, when they heard footsteps getting closer, they quickly pulled apart, and Luke found himself opening the fridge and Lorelai rubbed her lips together as she picked up a small pizza roll as Emily walked in.
"What's going on in here?" Emily asked as she sensed the heat.
"Nothing, just getting something to eat." Lorelai said to her mother. "You ready to go and embarrass Rory with stories of her childhood." She gestured to Luke.
"I am." He replied, and they walked out, leaving a very confused Emily in the kitchen, before following them and sitting on the chair in the back. She noticed that they sat together, and that his arm rested peacefully on Lorelai's leg, and that she didn't budge, and that Rory smiled at them like it was an everyday thing? Was her daughter seeing this man?
The scene was causing great upset to Emily. All these people had stories to tell of Rory when she was younger, and she had nothing. She wasn't there. Emily stood up and made her way upstairs, catching Lorelai's attention.
"She's going upstairs." Lorelai said, and then it hit her that she shared a room with Luke, so she quickly ran after her, and found her in her room, looking at the blanket on the bed, thankfully she hadn't noticed that there was an extra wardrobe.
"I made that." Lorelai told her mom.
"From what? It's beautiful." Emily praised her daughter.
"Rory's old baby clothes." Lorelai said.
"I hope you washed them before using them." Emily told Lorelai.
"Shoot. I knew I forgot something." Lorelai joked as she clicked her fingers, and Emily laughed lightly. Lorelai sat on the bed, and shoved Luke's shoes under the bed quickly before looking at her mom, who turned and stared at her.
"Quite a mixture of different people you've assembled yourself down there." Emily told her.
"There great people." Lorelai agreed.
"And this Patricia." Emily said.
"Miss Patty." Lorelai corrected.
"She teaches dance?" Emily asked.
"Among other things, yes." Lorelai nodded, and Emily placed her hands in her pocket as she asked the next question.
"And this man with the ice," Emily said.
"Luke." Lorelai said, much to loving than she was meant to.
"How long have you been close with him?" Emily asked, raising her eyebrows at the word close, and Lorelai chocked on her laugh as she shook her head.
"Awhile, she's really been their for me and Rory. Don't get any ideas." Lorelai laughed, shaking her head as she lied, she felt her face go red.
"Mmhmm." Emily said with a smirk.
"He supplies me with coffee, that's it. We're just close friends. Honestly." Lorelai lied again.
"He seems to like you." Emily told her, and Lorelai looked at her with a funny expression, trying to hide her grin.
"And you're judging this by what?" Lorelai asked.
"By the way he looked at you." Emily told her, and Lorelai shook her head.
"And how does he look at me?" Lorelai questioned.
"Like you were about to give him a lap dance." Emily said, and Lorelai smiled as she laughed.
"Mom he did not look at me like that." Lorelai said through a smile.
"You're pleased." Emily told Lorelai.
"What?!" Lorelai asked, her smile still filling her face.
"You smiled." Emily told her.
"Because you're crazy." Lorelai laughed.
"Whatever you say." Emily said to Lorelai, and looked on the draws, and found a picture of her, Rory and Luke.
"What's this?" Emily asked and held it up.
"That, is a picture of me, Luke and Rory." Lorelai told her simply.
"Yes I know that. But why is it on your dresser?" Emily asked.
"Because, I was looking through old pictures for today to have around the house, I found that, and placed it on the side. I must of forgot to put it up." Lorelai lied, pleased with herself about how well it slipped from her tongue.
"Oh. We're missing the party." Emily said, looking at her daughter one last time before shaking her head with a laugh. Lorelai took a deep breath and followed her mom down the stairs, and as Emily went into the kitchen, Lorelai was quickly turned around by someone grabbing her wrist and walking with her.
"Luke what are you doing?" She laughed as the ended up outside.
"Your dad just asked me one hundred and one questions. Such as, where did we meet? How long have we been friends? Are we anything more than friends? Do I want to be?" Luke said, mimicking the questions Richard asked him.
"My mom was the same, she found this. I think I pulled it off very well." Lorelai said, and handed Luke the picture.
"I remember this, Rory forced us to get in a picture for her school whatever is was." Luke laughed.
"I think it was her history not last year but the year before. Wow, she looks so young." Lorelai said as she really looked at the picture.
"I hate to break up the moment but the cakes ready." Sookie said as she came outside.
"Be right in." Lorelai said, and Sookie nodded and walked back inside. Luke stole a kiss from Lorelai before they walked back inside, the way they walked in so comfortably as they let go of each other's hands catching her parents attention.
"Lorelai were leaving. We will see you on Friday." Emily said to Lorelai as the party began to die down a bit.
"Okay, let me walk you out." Lorelai said, beginning to get up.
"No it's fine, you stay here with your.. friends." Putting emphasis on the word 'friends' as she looked at Luke, who looked back at her with a confused expression.
"Okay, well, we'll see on you Friday. Drive safe." Lorelai said, and her mother left. Lorelai watched as the car drove away, and quickly stood up and sat on Luke's knee as everyone in the room was either very drunk, or on the verge of being very drunk.
"We make a good team." Lorelai whispered to him.
"That we do." He smiled at her, and they high fived and watched Rory as she spoke with a large smile to Lane.
Lorelai and Rory walked in after Friday night dinner, and Luke was just walking down the stairs when they came in.
"I just don't understand why she needs to be everywhere all the time." Lorelai said.
"Who's this?" Luke asked, and Lorelai looked at him with the 'who do you think look'
"What did Emily do?" Luke laughed.
"She's coming to see me before the dance. I don't see why it's a problem." Rory told her mom.
"Because, this life that we have, she knows nothing. When she comes how do I explain that Luke is sat on the couch at 9 o'clock at night. I mean I'm all for playing games I like the game." Lorelai faked a cry at the end of the sentence.
"Just say, he's a really close friend, I told him to come round and see me off." Rory said, and Lorelai looked at Rory.
"Okay. But if she doesn't leave I hold no promises on my actions after you leave." Lorelai shouted as Rory began to walk away.
"It will be fine. Her face will make it all worth it." Luke laughed, and Lorelai hugged him, resting the side of her face on his chest.
"We going to the diner for food?" Lorelai asked him.
"Haven't you just ate?" Luke laughed.
"I'm hungry." Lorelai laughed, and Luke agreed, and the three walked to the dinner.
The next night, Luke and Lorelai sat on the couch as they waited for Rory to come out after she placed her shoes on.
"How do I look?" Rory asked, doing a twirl.
"You look amazing." Lorelai beamed.
"Tell Dean I said to watch his hands." Luke joked and Rory laughed.
"When's grandma coming?" Rory asked, and just as the words left her mouth, there was a knock at the door.
"That will be her." Rory said and went to get the door.
"Good luck." Lorelai said, giving Luke a quick kiss before he pulled himself off the couch.
"Hey mom." Lorelai said, and Emily was about to greet her back when she saw Luke coming out of the kitchen.
"Luke, what are you doing here at this time?" Emily asked, surprised to see him.
"I told him to come, he's really been there for us, and it's a special thing. My first dance." Rory covered well.
"Alright." Emily nodded, and the room went silent and Lorelai turned to Luke to hide her silent laugh, and he looked down to hide his chuckle.
"What's happening?" Emily asked, confused as to why they were looking away.
"Best friends being best friends. Come, I'll show you my room." Rory said, and Emily nodded walking ahead of her.
"Pull yourselves together." Rory said, jokingly hitting Luke on the side of his arm and followed Emily into her room.
"What if she ends up staying, waiting for Rory to come back? Where do you sleep?" Lorelai laughed, and Luke placed his hands on her shoulders.
"I'll spend the night in the apartment. I'll be back in the morning." Luke told her.
"That's not fair." She told him, and he shook his head.
"The mind games remember." Luke laughed, and Lorelai smiled to him, and they separated as Rory ran out of the room as Dean beeped his car.
"Have fun!" Lorelai told her daughter, and Rory smiled.
"I will. Bye Grandma. Bye you two. Behave yourself." Rory said, and pointed towards Luke and Lorelai, and Rory left. Waving from the car as Lorelai shut the door.
"Well, I should get going." Luke said, and Lorelai looked at him with sad eyes.
"Why don't you stay? I'm sure I have some beers in." Lorelai told him, and when Emily looked towards Luke, Lorelai winked at him. They were messing with Emily.
"I think I'll take you up on that offer. Mom? You staying or heading back?" Lorelai asked Emily as she made her way to the kitchen.
"I'll stay and wait for Rory to get back." Emily said, and sat on the chair behind the sofa, and watched with a smug smile as Luke and Lorelai interacted with each other, thinking that if they weren't a couple, that they sure acted like one. And Emily began to question her mind when she found it rather cute.
Emily didn't remember falling asleep, but when she woke up, she looked towards the sofa and found Lorelai lay in Luke's arms as they both slept. She smiled, and looked at the time. 5am. Emily yawned, and headed to Rory's room to see if she got in ok. She opened the door, and looked in, and her heart fell as her bed was empty. Emily quickly ran back into the living room.
"Lorelai! Lorelai!" Emily shouted, and Lorelai's eyes opened slowly, her movements waking Luke as she began to sit up.
"Rory's not here!" Emily screamed, and they both jolted up, banging heads as they did.
"What do you mean Rory's not home? What time is it?" Lorelai asks as she got off the couch and ran into Rory's room holding her head and found it untouched.
"It's five in the morning! Where is she?!" Emily shouted.
"Mom! Shut up for a minute!" Lorelai said and worry filled her entire being.
"Oh my god Luke where is she?!" Lorelai asked Luke as he came running down the stairs.
"She's not up there. Did she say anything about staying at Lanes? Did she leave a note?" Luke asked as the three of them paced the house. When the phone rang they all froze, Lorelai ran to the phone.
"Is she okay?"
"Okay thank you Miss Patty."
Lorelai put the phone down and took a deep breath.
"Where is she?" Luke asked, and Lorelai turned to face him.
"She was at Miss Patty's, her and Dean fell asleep in her dance studio." Lorelai said.
"She was with that boy? Alone? And they fell asleep? Do you not teach that girl anything? I don't want her to be you, Lorelai!" Emily shouted.
"Nice one mom." Lorelai said, and walked into the kitchen.
"You've made the mistake Lorelai! She has the chance to do something great with her life, just like you did. She has the grades, just like you did. But you threw it away, don't let her make the same mistake!" Emily shouted.
"Mom! Okay! I get it! I was a great disappointment. Yeah, I made a mistake, but if I didn't I wouldn't have Rory. I wouldn't take it back for anything!" Lorelai shouted back.
"How can you allow her to sleep with a boy at this age?" Emily asked her, appalled.
"I don't know if she did, mom! Because she's not here! I want you to leave!" Lorelai shouted.
"I'm not going anywhere." Emily said, but Luke walked to Emily.
"I think you should leave." Luke said, and Emily looked at him with disgust before walking out. Rory came walking into the kitchen.
"Mom-" Rory began, but Lorelai cut her off.
"What were you thinking? Staying out all night? Are you insane?!" Lorelai shouted, and Luke stepped back and let Lorelai talk to her daughter.
"I'm sorry! It was an accident!" Rory defended.
"You're talking to the queen of staying out all night! I basically made the concept!" Lorelai yelled.
"Nothing happened!" Rory shouted.
"Do you know what's it's like to wake up with my mother here and find out that you never came home?!" Lorelai shouted.
"So all this is about Grandma being here?" Rory asked.
"No! This is about the feeling of absolute dread when your kid isn't isn't in her bed in the morning!" Lorelai yelled.
"Sorry!" Rory said again.
"And then it's a different kind of terror when you find out she spent the night with some guy!" Lorelai shouted.
"I didn't spend the night with him we fell asleep!" Rory said yet again, annoyed that her mother didn't believe her.
"That's it. You're going on the pill. You're not getting pregnant." Lorelai said as she walked away from Rory.
"I'm not sleeping with Dean!" Rory yelled.
"Damn it!" Lorelai shouted.
"What happened to all that stuff you said to grandma? What happened to you trusting me? Where did all that go?" Rory yelled back.
"Well I think it's back there on pattys yoga mat." Lorelai shouted.
"This is crap! You know I didn't do anything. You know this was an accident. You're just upset that I screwed up and that I did it in front of grandma and she nailed you for it. Well I'm sorry you got shouted at, and I'm sorry I screwed up but I didn't do anything. And you know it!" Rory shouted, and marched into her room and shut the door. Lorelai put her face in her hands and before she knew it she was in Luke's arms, her face in his shoulders as she took deep breaths.
"She's a good kid, you know that she wouldn't do something so rash." Luke told Lorelai, and she nodded.
"I know." Lorelai said, and they made their way to bed, the last hour catching up to them.
Forgiveness and stuff
"Mom I told you, the snow is really bad and I can't get there this week." Lorelai said to her mother on the phone as she rolled her eyes to Luke as he laughed slightly at her passing her a coffee, she mimed 'thanks' to Luke as her mother spoke on the other end, and stood up from her kitchen chair.
"Is Rory still coming?" Emily asked.
"Yes mom, she'll be there after school." Lorelai said, and sat next to Luke on the couch, resting her head on his shoulder.
"Okay, well we will see you next week then?" Emily asked, and Lorelai went to reply when Luke began kissing her neck to distract her from her mother, Lorelai laughed quietly hoping her mom didn't notice as he kissed her neck playfully, moving away from him as she knew what he was doing, trying to give her mother something to think about.
"Yes mom." Lorelai said as she stood up, pointing her finger at Luke with a smile. Luke stood up and she grabbed his arm, moving them side to side to stop him from distracting her.
"Lorelai? What's going on?" Emily said as she could hear laughing in the background.
"Nothing mom." Lorelai said, and then laughed as Luke managed to steal a kiss from her. "Stop." She laughed to Luke, and placed the phone back on her ear.
"Lorelai who are you with?" Emily asked her.
"Mom I have to go." Lorelai said, and Luke held her sides, pulling her towards him.
"Why? Who are you with? What's going on?" Her mother questioned. Luke smiled at her and her knees became weak as his smile did things to her and he knew it.
"Mom really, I have to go." Lorelai laughed as Luke stole another kiss.
"Lorelai!" Emily said down the phone, and before Lorelai hung up Emily heard Lorelai laugh and a mans voice, and the line went dead. Who was her daughter with?
Lorelai was sat in the diner, admiring Luke has he made her some festive waffles as she was missing Friday night dinner and they were having Christmas desert.
"Thank you." She smiled at him, and stole a kiss.
"You're welcome." He smiled, and went to collect the bill from the table across the room, Luke came back as Lorelai was about to answer.
"The rule still applies." Luke told her, and pointed to the 'no phone sign.'
"Please, because you love me." She said to him with puppy eyes.
"Nope." Luke told her with a teasing grin, and the phone stopped ringing.
"Great now I have to wait for voicemail." Lorelai said, and when the voicemail came through, she lifted it to ear as Luke began to deal with Taylor.
"What?" Lorelai said to herself, and caught Luke's attention as Taylor spoke down his ear.
"Oh my god." Lorelai said, and stood up.
"What?" Luke said, ignoring Taylor.
"My dad, he's in the hospital. He collapsed or something. I have to go to the hospital. I need a cab, what's the number? 07 cab? What is it?" Lorelai said as she began to blab on with herself with worry.
"Lorelai I'll take you, get your coat on." Luke told her, and Lorelai nodded as Luke kicked everyone out the diner.
"Luke I-" Lorelai said, but nothing else came out.
"I know, come on." Luke said, and grabbed Lorelai's extended hand as went into the car.
Once they arrived at the hospital, Emily looked at her with shock at the fact she was Luke.
"Where is he? Is he ok?" Lorelai asked.
"I don't know because no one will tell me anything!" Emily shouted and looked towards Luke.
"Why are you here?" Emily asked him curiously.
"I was at his diner when I got Rory's call, he gave me lift. Where's dad?" Lorelai changed the subject as she fretted with worry.
"Mom!" Rory said and ran into her moms arms.
"Hey, what happened?" Lorelai asked as Emily went back to yelling at the nurse.
"He started to say he was getting really hot, and then he just collapsed!" Rory said to her mom and Lorelai took a deep breath as she sat down.
"You can see him now." A nurse said.
"It's about time." Emily said and walked into the room, Rory followed and Lorelai stood outside the door, but didn't go in, instead she walked behind the wall next to the room and took deep breathes.
"You okay?" Luke asked.
"No." Lorelai said, holding in her tears.
"Why don't you go and see him?" Luke asked her as he stood in front of her.
"And say what? Me and my dad, it's different than what you and your dad had. If I go in there it's going to be horrible. I came, he's okay, can we go?" Lorelai asked Luke as tears fell down her face.
"You'll feel better if you see him. He's okay, it won't be horrible." Luke said, and Lorelai placed her head on his chest and she cried, he held her tight and she began to relax, they didn't see Emily smiling at how Luke was there for her.
After Lorelai walked out her dads room, she smiled to Luke as looked up, careful not to wake Rory who was asleep, her head on his shoulder.
"You ready to go?" Luke asked her, and she sat next to him.
"I think I'm going to stay, I'll be home later, my moms leaving in an hour, I'll hop in the car." Lorelai said.
"You sure?" Luke asked, and Rory began to wake up.
"Has something else happened?" Rory asked as she woke up.
"No, you're going to go home, I'll be home in an hour." Lorelai said.
"I want to stay." Rory said.
"You're falling asleep. I'll be home soon and we'll come back tomorrow." Lorelai said, and the three of them stood up, not noticing Emily watching them.
"I'll be home soon." Lorelai said, and kissed Luke, and Rory nudged her mom as she made eye contact with Emily who smiled smugly at them. Luke laughed and him and Rory headed to the car laughing, and Lorelai walked to her mom.
"Why didn't you say anything?" Emily asked, and Lorelai laughed as she looked at her, shrugging her shoulders.
"You never asked." She replied simply, and Emily laughed slightly as she saw how happy her daughter was, and went to tell Richard all about it.