A/n: Hey Guys, got another GG story for you guys. This is the first one that I've written where I have a beta. But what better Beta to have then my bestie Ashmo2000. So here we go.
Okay, so this story picks up right after Richard and Emily's Vow Renewal. Everything before that is the same. Everything after…not so much. One change that I have made is that Lorelai and Chris never got married and she and Luke never broke up. I might incorporated some of the storyline in at some point throughout the story, I'm just not sure how yet. Oh and I'm gonna make Stephanie a permanent character in this story.
Okay so what if after her almost hook-up with Logan, her grandparents vowel renewal, Rory realized that it was a mistake. What if she realized that Logan was right? She was special (and not the eat the paste kind of special), and that she really was a girlfriend kind of girl. So what does Rory do? What Rory does best…make a pro-con list and as usual the list won.
'I'm an idiot! I really thought that I could do the no strings thing.' I thought to myself as I sat at a table in the corner of the pub. I was on my fourth coffee, telling myself that I was an idiot, when I heard a voice.
"Hey, I know you." I heard. I looked up to see Logan's friend Finn, standing by my table.
"Hi, Finn." I said, trying to force a smile. "What brings you here?"
"To get drunk of course. You?" He asked as he sat down across from me.
"Regretting some recent decisions that I've made." I said.
Finn flags down the waitress and orders some shots. When she brings them back he tells her to leave the bottle and hands me one. "Drink up." I down the shot. "It can't be all that bad, Reporter Girl." He says.
After the fourth shot, I look at Finn and say, "I really thought that I could do it, you know? I thought that I could do the no-strings thing."
He grabs my hand, "Well, in my opinion…Logan's as ass for not snatching you up."
I smile at Finn. "Thanks Finny, your being really nice to me." I said.
"Reporter Girl, I do believe that your drunk." I smile and nod at Finn. "Come on, let's get you home."
She was so beautiful. I had liked her since I first saw her. But of course, Logan had to sweep in and try and claim her. I know that I tend to lean towards redheads, everyone knows that. However, I think that I might could be swayed to switch sides by the blue-eyed brunette goddess that is Rory Gilmore. I helped get her back to her dorm. Paris had let me in and get her in bed so that she could sleep it off. I left Rory a note on her bedside table with my number on it. I hoped that she would call me. When I left, I headed over to Logan's for the poker game. When I walked in, Logan looked at me. "What?" I asked.
"Where've you been?" He asked me.
"Pub. Ran into a friend. Had a couple drinks." I said. I hoped that he wouldn't figure out who I had ran into.
He shook his head. "Who's the friend?" He asked.
"A blue-eyed brunette." I said, walking over to the counter and grabbing the bottle of Scotch. This was gonna a long night, I could already tell. When I turned around, Logan was glaring at me.
"You had drinks with Rory?" He asked. I nodded. "She say anything?"
"Just that she regretted some recent decisions." I said.
Logan nodded. I could see in his face that he was a little hurt. He might be one of my best friends, but he honestly deserved this if he wasn't willing to make Rory Gilmore his girlfriend. I spent the rest of the night playing poker with the guys.
The next morning when I woke up, I sat up in my bed trying to remember what happened the night before. I looked over at my bedside table and see a folded note sitting there, so I grab it and open it to read.
I really enjoyed talking and spending time with you. Give me a call if you wanna hang out later. 555-2167.
I sit the note back on the table and decide that I need a shower and then tacos. After taking a shower and then getting dressed, I decide to go get tacos. Before getting tacos, I decide that I need coffee. I stop at the coffee cart just outside my building. After I pay for my coffee, I turn around to see Logan.
"Of all the gin joints." He says.
"Logan, hi." I said.
"You avoiding me?" He asks.
"No. Just been busy." I say as the coffee cart guy hands me my coffee.
"You sure about that? Haven't seen you since…"
"Look, Logan, you were right. I shouldn't try to be something that I'm not." I say taking a drink of my coffee. "I gotta go but I'll see you around." I say before heading off to get tacos.
After leaving Logan's, I headed home to try and get a few hours of sleep. I woke up to the sound of my cell phone ringing. I picked it up and answered it, never even opening my eyes. "Bloody hell. This better be important." I said.
"Finn?" Rory. It was her. She had seen my note and called me. "Finn, you there?"
"Of course love. Sorry. I haven't gotten much sleep." I told her.
"Sorry I woke you. I just wanted to say thanks. Paris told me that you made sure that I got home okay last night." She says.
"It's no problem. I'm glad that you saw my note."
"Yes, I did. Saw it as soon as I woke up. It was very sweet. However, I did run into Logan this morning and now he thinks that I'm avoiding him." She said.
"Love, hate to break it to you, but you are kind of avoiding him."
"Yeah I know. Anyway, the reason for my call. I wanted to see if you wanted to hang out later. I was gonna have a Godfather marathon and order some Chinese food. Thought you might want to join me." She said.
"Sure love. 7-ish?" I ask.
"Sounds great. Bye Finn." She says and hangs up. I put my phone back on the bedside table and go back to sleep.
When I wake back up, I turn over and look at the clock. 2:30. I decide to get up and shower. I needed to talk to Logan before I headed over to Rory's. His reaction last night to me having drinks with Rory was expected but it was still something that we needed to talk about. When I got out of the shower, I threw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. After getting dressed, I head over to Logan's and knock on his door. Surprisingly, he opens it a few minutes later. "Hey." I say.
"Hey man. What's up?" He says, opening the door and letting me in.
I stuff my hands into the front pockets of my jeans. "I was hoping that we could talk…about Rory." I say.
Logan raises an eyebrow at me at first but then he nods. He walks over to his counter and grabs a bottle of Scotch and two glasses. "Go ahead…talk." Logan says, pouring each of us a drink.
"How do you really feel about Rory?" I ask.
"Honestly man, I don't know. I mean, I like her but I can't be that guy. I can't be the boyfriend guy. It's not me. You, on the other hand…I can see you being that guy. You can be that for her." Logan says to me and then downs his drink.
"You know, man, part of me thinks that I can…but the other part of me thinks that all she'll see me as is the drunk guy that can't ever remember her name." I tell him, taking a drink of the Scotch.
"Look, man…I get it. I haven't seen you this worked up about a girl since Switzerland."
"I haven't felt this way about a girl since then." I say. Logan and I sit and talk about everything for the next few hours. I look at my watch and see that it's almost 6. I needed to head out. I needed to pick up something on my way to Rory's. "I gotta go man. I'll see you later." I tell him and head out the door.