A/N: Thanks for the reviews! I'm sorry if Lorelai and Finn's dad isn't the most believeable pairing, but it works for this story, and their would be no story without it!


"Tristan! I can't believe you are home!" Rory said, wrapping her arms around his neck.

'Wow, I never expected you to be so happy to see me." He responded.

"Hey now, we may have spent the majority of our time fighting, but I still considered you a friend." Rory said.

"Excuse me. Mind unhanding my sister?" An accented voice streamed through the room.

"Finn!" Tristan said, going oer to him. Rory laughed as the two engaged in a man-hug.

"What?" Rory said innocently as the duo glared in her direction.

"Ace!" Logan said as he and Colin walked into the room.

"Hey guys." Rory responded as Logan picked her up and twirled her around.


"What?" Logan said, mimicking Rory.

Tristan glared at Logan, who promptly put her on the floor.

"What are you doing back?" Rory asked Tristan, who finally stopped his staring contest with Logan.

"Gramps threatened to cut off my dad if I didn't come back. So voila! I'm home." Tristan said with a smile. "Since when are you guys related?" He asked, directing his question to Finn.

"Well, I got promoted to Romeo after you left, and my dad met Lorelai after the play. She asked him out, and about a year later, he proposed and her answer was that she was pregnant."

"She asked big Finn out?" Tristan said in shock

"Yup." Rory replied.


"I know. We all thought she was going to hook up with Luke, the guy who gave us food in Stars Hollow."

"Hell, my pop and I thought that too." Finn said.

A deep voice interuppted the conversation.

"At least it didn't turn out that way." Finn Senior said. "Lorelai and I are going shopping for more maternity clothes, baby stuff, then going to dinner. There is money for pizza."

"Ok, thanks dad." Rory replied, kissing his cheek.

"Hey! Get your own man!" Lorelai cried in shock. "Divorce! I get everything! Including your son!"

"Mom," Rory started carefully, "I'm not Jennifer Love Hewitt. You are not Sigorney Weaver. This is not the movie 'Heartbreakers.'"

"It isn't? Damn, my plot has been foiled." Lorelai joked giving her husband a kiss.

Finn Senior frowned. "You had coffee."

Lorelai looked horrifed, then a smile came to her face.

"I finished yours, we don't want to waste anything, because you know, the poor starving children. Then I couldn't tell which coffee was the decaf, so I just grabbed one and made it!"

"Thats what you said the last three times I caught you!"


The duo walked away bickering about coffee, and The boys, minus Tristan, and Rory started laughing.

"Whats so funny?" Tristan asked.

"They have this fight probably 4-5 times a day." Rory explained.



"Pizza's here! And so are Madeline, Louise and Paris." Rory called a few minutes after the doorbell rang.

"Paris, Louise and Madeline are here?" Tristan asked confused. "I didn't know Rory was friends with them."

"They became friends a little bit after you left. Lane moved to Korea, and Rory was forced to join a sport, so she chose cheerleading, because not enough girls were interested in golf, and Louise, Maddy and her got to be good friends." Finn explained. "Then these two came back from boarding school, and we are one big happy family." He finished as he went over and kissed Madeline. "Oh, me and Maddy are dating too."

"Us too." Paris and Colin, and Louise and Logan answered in unison.

"Wow. A lot has changed. Lemme guess, the fourth guy in this happy group is Bag Boy?" Tristan asked.

Rory walked out of the room, and the girls quickly followed her.

"Great! Just GREAT!" Finn shouted as he grabbed his keys.

"Where is he going?" Tristan asked. "What did I do wrong?"

"Well, I'm not sure about the whole story. We came back about 2 months after it happened, but what we do know, is that Dean got really jealous when he caught Rory hanging out with that Luke-guy's nephew. He beat her pretty bad, and she was in the hospital for a couple days. Right after that Rory and Lorelai moved in here, and then about 4 months later, Lorelai and Finn got married." Colin said.

"Now whenever somebody mentions Dean, Rory gets really depressed and wallows, so Finn is going to get ice cream, and we aren't getting laid, because those four girls stick together like glue." Logan finished.

"Oh my God." Tristan said softly walking out of the room. He went down the hall a little ways until he saw Madeline walking out of a room.

"Be careful, she is really vulnerable right now." She whispered as she walked past him.

Tristan walked to the door and knocked.

Paris answered, and silently let him in. Tristan walked over to the bed where Rory was laying down, staring at the ceiling. She felt the bed shift when Tristan sat down and looked at him.

"I'm sorry."

"Its ok. You didn't know." She responded numbly. "I assume the boys told you?"


Rory rolled over so she was facing the wall.

"I don't even remember it. I just remember hanging out with Jess, then waking up in the hospital the next day, and mom, Finn and his dad were all sleeping in chairs around my bed. I found out that Dad threatened him and his family should he ever come near me again. He also got a restraining order on him. He was so sweet. My real father couldn't be bothered to come to the hospital. He called me three weeks later to see how I was doing and to tell me that his girlfriend was pregnant." Rory whispered.

Louise came over and sat on the bed in front of Rory.

"You ok hun?" Louise said kindly.

"Yea. I need ice cream."

"Finn left to go get some." Tristan said.


"I'm gonna get pizza and watch 'A Walk to Remember.'" Rory said, sitting up. "Louise, lets go."


An hour and a half later, the girls were out of tissues, and crying hysterically.

"I- sniffle- can't believe he did all that for her." Madeline said with a sigh. "Finn, would you do that for me if I was dying?"

"Of course Love." Finn said, wrapping his arms around her waist.

"Logan?" Louise asked, dabbing her eyes.

"Do you even need to ask? I would do it even if you weren't dying."

"Colin, you ever do that and I will kill you. That was obviously a list of things she wanted to do before she died, and maybe if her list wasn't gone, she would of lived longer!" Paris declared.

"Paris, shut up and be a romantic." Rory scolded, looking over at Tristan, she grinned. "Tristan?" She asked.


"Are you, CRYING?"

"NO!" He responded quickly.

Rory reached over and wiped away a tear. Her gaze immediately softened.

"I think its sweet." She whispered as she gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.

He stared at her tear stained face, and looked deelp into her tear soaked eyes.

'She has never looked so beautiful.' He thought.


A/N: So it's a little longer then last time!I hope you don't mind that Rory calls Finn Senior dad, butI don't really likeChristopher, and I didn't know if it would confuse you if Rory called both Finn Junior and Senior, Finn, so i decided oncalling him dad, and i hope it was explained ismore information needed, let me know!RR Please!

I AM SO SORRY I DIDN'T POST THIS LAST NIGHT AS PROMISED! My dad commandeered the computer, and I hung out with my friends today after school.