Chapter 1

Lorelai: Ah, I feel so stupid. I really had myself believing it was really going to happen. I bought that stupid dress and now it's just hanging there, mocking me. And the crazy thing is, I am ready to get married. I am ready to start the next phase in my life. I want another kid. And I...I don't want to wait anymore. I don't want to be patient. I've been patient long enough. I'm not happy and I feel crappy all the time. And I just think I've had it.

Lorelei walked into her house sometime in the late afternoon. She dropped her purse and shoes by the door and made her way into the living room. There were 2 messages on the machine, she noticed. She didn't feel up to listening to them, so she just stumbled up the stairs to her bedroom, instead. She saw the wedding dress on the mannequin. She sauntered toward the open window and flung the dress out of it. She shut the window and fell onto her bed. She curled herself up and finally let all her emotions out, in a heart-pouring cry.

A while later, Lorelei opened her eyes and found herself staring into complete darkness. She had awoken to the sound of the phone ringing. She rolled over and grabbed it off her nightstand.

"Hello?" Lorelei inquired groggily.
"Lorelei, good you're still awake." An urgent sounding, Kirk responded.

"Kirk, what time is it?" Lorelei asked, slightly annoyed.

"It's eleven thirty. Lorelei, there's an emergency meeting at Miss Patty's in a half hour."

"Kirk, what emergency? What happened?"

"You'll have to find out when you get there."


"So you'll come?" Kirk asked.

"Yes, I'll be there." Lorelei said and hung up.


Luke walked behind the counter and picked up the phone. He had just finished cleaning up after a freak ketchup accident.

"We're closed." Luke stated, clearly not in a good mood.

"Luke, hi it's Kirk."

"What, do you want Kirk?"

"Well there's an emergency meeting at Miss Patty's tonight…"

"I'm not coming to the meeting, Kirk." Luke said, cutting Kirk off and hanging up the phone.

He went up the stairs and into the apartment. He sat down and turned on the TV. Sitting there staring at the TV, not really comprehending what was on, something suddenly dawned on him. He had been waiting for the perfect time to pick up his stuff from Lorelei's, and this was it.


Lorelei walked into Miss Patty's to find almost everyone, with the exception of Luke, sitting and talking. She grabbed a seat in the back, just as Kirk walked up to the podium. Sookie spotted Lorelei and waved. Lorelei small-heartedly waved back.

"Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for coming on such short notice." Kirk greeted.

"Oh get on with it!" Babette shouted, from somewhere in the front.

"Yeah, what's the emergency?" Andrew shouted.

"Well, I want to throw a carnival."

"WHAT?" People were randomly shouting.

"You call us all to an emergency meeting because you want to throw a carnival?" Babette shouted.

"Well, here comes the emergency part. It's in two days." Kirk stated.

Everyone got up and started filing out of Miss Patty's after he said that, annoyed at being woken up for nothing. But, before Lorelei could get up to leave, Sookie walked over and sat down next to her.

"What's going on?" Sookie asked.

"Luke. Me and Luke broke up." Lorelei stated, and sighed.

"What? What happened?" Sookie asked, obviously surprised

"I..I can't take it anymore. I want to come first, but I don't. Not in Luke's world anyway. Ever since April and pushing back the wedding, I haven't been happy. I told Luke this, I poured my heart out. I told him I wanted to elope last night and he said he had April to consider. But she has to fit into our lives not the other way around! I told him it was now or never and..." Lorelei stopped, too emotional to go on.

"And he said no." Sookie finished for her. "Lorelei, you can't wallow forever."

"I know, I know. But that's not all." Lorelei said, cutting her off. "After I left Luke... I went to Christopher's and..."

"Oh no." Sookie said when she realized what Lorelei meant. "So that's it? You and Luke are done?"

"I guess so…"

"Well, sweetie, you have to stay strong." Sookie said, soothingly.

"Yeah, your right. I have to go to bed. I'll see you tomorrow."


Luke walked up to the door, something white catching his eye. He turned his head and saw what he assumed was Lorelei's wedding dress. He shook his head and proceeded inside. He ran around the living room, quickly gathering everything of his he could find and stuffing it into the box he had brought with him. He finished the living room and headed towards the kitchen, when he noticed there were messages on the machine. He knew it was wrong, but he hit the play button, hesitantly. Rory's voice flooded into the house.

"Hey Mom. Logan left today, so I have the apartment to myself. So I was wondering if you and Luke wanted to come over tomorrow. Let me know."

Rory's voice vanished and another voice came through the machine.

"Hey Lor, its Chris. I was just wondering how you were. I know you were really upset after what happened last night, so just calling to check in. Call me."

Luke grabbed the box and stormed out of the house. He knew there had to be some reason that Lorelei just freaked out like she had last night. 'So this was about Chris. Great.' Luke thought sarcastically.

A/N: Ok, so what do you think so far? Please Review!