A/N: I had such a good time writing Dream Lover as a fill in for Tippecanoe and Taylor Too, that I thought that I would give this a shot. I plan to do some missing (wishful thinking) scenes from season five and possibly season six, showing their lives as a couple. Some will be smutty, like this one, and some may not. Let me know what you think, good idea or no?
The Adventures of Lucas Longstocking
Luke dropped his hands as they watched Rory leave in a huff. "I feel awful," he muttered as he walked over to the couch and flopped down on it.
Lorelai followed him listlessly and said, "Well, it's, you know, it's my fault. I forced this."
Luke shook his head and said, "It's not your fault. I shouldn't have said yes to a double date."
Lorelai shrugged as she sat next to him and said, "Well, I wanted to do this."
Luke looked at her and said, "But I can't be around that guy. I knew that, and I said yes anyway."
Lorelai frowned as she asked, "Why can't you be around him?"
Getting agitated, Luke jumped up and began pacing the living room. "Because he's not good for her," he hissed.
"Luke," Lorelai started to protest.
Luke shook his head adamantly and said, "He's not. He's not right for her."
Lorelai got up and walked over to him as she said, "You're mad at Dean from years past. What's past is past. They're a couple now. Do you even remember why you're mad at him?" she asked.
Luke snorted and said, "He's a punk. That's what I remember. Just look at his history. He broke her heart before."
Lorelai shook her head and said, "Their problems were mutual. You don't know the whole story."
Luke threw his arms out and said, "He got married and bailed out before the honeymoon was even over."
Lorelai shrugged helplessly and said, "When you're young, you make mistakes."
Luke leaned toward her and said pointedly, "He was pining for Rory, and he got married. That's unstable."
Starting to get frustrated herself, Lorelai rolled her eyes and said, "He's nineteen. Give him a break."
Luke shook his head gesturing wildly as he continued, "He doesn't know what he wants. He's proven that. How can Rory trust him now?" he asked incredulously.
Lorelai looked at him pleadingly and answered, "Matters of the heart are not science. There are no sure things."
Luke clenched his jaw stubbornly and said, "He's not good enough for her."
"Well, who is? Jess?" Lorelai asked indignantly.
Luke wrinkled his nose as he shook his head and said, "No, not Jess. A prince, maybe. One that's in line to be king. Not one of those waiting-for-a-brother-to-die ones, but a real one," he clarified. "If not a prince, someone who's gonna be good for her," he insisted. He took a breath and said, "You know, Rory is like Pippi."
"Pippi?" Lorelai asked blankly.
Luke nodded emphatically and said, "She can have adventures and be free, she's smart. The whole world's waiting for her," he told her.
Lorelai blinked in disbelief and asked, "You're comparing Rory to Pippi Longstocking?"
Luke nodded and looked at her pointedly as he started counting off reasons on his fingers. "Pippi is strong and independent. She can lift a horse above her head," he wide eyed. "Uh-huh. And beat up bullies and build a hot-air balloon. She's unique, like Rory," he explained. "But I guarantee you, if Pippi had met Dean," he said with a meaningful look. "There would be no horse, no balloons. He'd drag her down to his level, spend all her gold coins, and poof, like that, all her dreams would be gone," he said darkly.
Lorelai shifted impatiently as she told him, "It's Rory's choice who she chooses to be with. Not yours, not mine."
Luke shook his head and demanded, "Does it feel right to you? Are you okay with this Rory and Dean thing?"
Lorelai opened her mouth to answer and then sighed. "I just need this to work," she said quietly.
Luke sighed as he saw the desperate expression on her face. "Look at me," he grumbled. "Not stopping till he's upset every person that means anything in the world to him in one night," he said dejectedly. He reached out and pulled her to him for a hug, squeezing her tightly as he rubbed her back. When she sighed against him he asked gruffly, "You want a beer?"
"Yes," Lorelai answered without missing a beat. They walked over and sat tiredly on the couch as Luke reached for the beers, handing one to Lorelai. They twisted off the caps and sat quietly. "Maybe if I brought out the Twister," Lorelai mumbled as she took a drink.
"Maybe," Luke agreed as he lifted his bottle and took a long drink.
After a moment, Lorelai picked up the remote and asked, "You wanna watch TV?"
Luke shook his head and said, "I should go."
"Go? Go why? Why should you go?" Lorelai asked quickly.
Luke shrugged and said, "I kind of ruined the night."
"Night's not ruined. The night's not over," Lorelai told him, shaking her head adamantly. "Stay," she said softly.
"I don't deserve to stay," Luke answered morosely, resting his bottle on his knee.
Lorelai looked at him unimpressed and asked, "So because you were a jerk, we both should be punished."
"No," Luke said slowly. "I just figured that you'd had enough of me for one night."
"Well, I have had enough of the 'tude, as I told you before, but you, no," Lorelai said as she trailed her fingers through his hair, smoothing it over his ear.
Luke looked over at her and said, "I really am sorry."
Lorelai kissed him softly and said, "I know you are." She nudged him and said, "Scootch."
"Huh?" Luke asked, looking down at the couch.
"Move to that end," Lorelai said with a nod. When Luke shifted to the end of the couch, Lorelai stretched out placing her head in his lap and looking up at him. "I want you to stay," she said in a firm, quiet voice.
Luke looked down at her with a small smile and answered, "Well then, I'll stay." He gently brushed her hair back from her face, running his fingers over the soft skin at her temple and smoothing the curls back.
Lorelai looked up at him soberly and said, "Luke, one of the best things about you is how you feel about Rory." When he began to color slightly she continued, "I know you care about her. She knows you care about her, and want her to be happy."
Luke nodded slightly and cleared his throat before saying, "I'll send her some brownies."
Lorelai smiled and said, "That's a step in the right direction." She reached up to toy with a button on his shirt and said softly, "I'm not okay with it, but it's not my choice. I'm just trying to make the best of an uncomfortable situation."
Luke nodded and said gruffly, "He did leave Lindsay for Rory." When Lorelai confirmed his assumption with a nod, he frowned and asked, "Because of Rory?" Lorelai simply blinked and kept her gaze steady on his. Luke sighed and said, "Aw, man," as he rubbed his hand over his face. "This is what the trouble between you this summer was." Lorelai pressed her lips together and then gave him a tiny smile. "Oh Lorelai, I'm so sorry," he said sincerely. "I made everything worse. I'm an idiot," he hissed as he let his head fall back against the couch and stared up at the ceiling.
"You didn't know," Lorelai said softly.
"I should have known, knowing you guys like I do. I should have known that it was something big like this," he said in a gruff voice.
Lorelai wrinkled her nose a little and said, "I didn't want you to know."
"Why?" he asked, lifting his head and staring down at her.
"Because you love her," Lorelai said with a helpless shrug. "I didn't want you to feel differently about her."
"I wouldn't," he assured her. "I do want her to be happy," Luke said sincerely. "I just don't think that Dean can make her happy."
"I don't either, but I think Rory needs to figure that out on her own," she said as she reached up to stroke his cheek.
"I want you to be happy," he said gruffly.
"I am right now," she said with a smile. "Now, let's let this go. You bake up a huge batch of brownies tomorrow and send them off to her. Everything will work out. I promise," she told him. When Luke nodded, she smiled and turned onto her side, facing the television, and said, "Let's see what we can find."
"No more classics of surrealism, please," Luke said dryly.
"I thought you liked Pippi," Lorelai said in an injured tone as she turned on the television.
"It made my head hurt. Too many questions," he said with a chuckle.
Lorelai grinned as she flipped through the channels. She stopped and said, "Here you go. Baseball."
Luke chuckled again and said, "We don't have to watch baseball."
"Isn't this the big thingy, though? The championship round?" she asked.
"The playoffs," he corrected. "Yeah, but I don't need to watch it," he said.
"Hey isn't your team still in it?" she asked. "You like Boston, right?"
Luke smiled down at her and said, "Yes, but this isn't them. This is the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Houston Astros," he explained. "The Sox will play the Yankees tomorrow," he told her.
"Ah, thus making you available for a date tonight," Lorelai said as she started flipping again.
Luke smiled and said, "I'm always available for you. Now, if the Sox make it to the Series, we may have to do some rearranging," he said with a grin.
"Noted," Lorelai said as she found a movie. "Hey, The Untouchables?" she asked.
Luke frowned and asked, "Isn't this the Al Capone thing?"
Lorelai nodded and said, "Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro."
"This is okay," Luke said with a nod. He took a drink of his beer and then placed the bottle on the end table next to him. He looked down at her glossy dark hair and began to comb his fingers through it, fanning it out over his denim clad lap.
A few minutes later, Lorelai purred softly and asked, "Are you trying to seduce me, Mr. Danes?"
"Is it working?" he asked with a smile.
Lorelai flipped onto her stomach, her hair curtaining her face as she nipped at the soft denim covering his muscular thighs. She grinned as she looked down at his obvious arousal and said, "Seems to be working for you."
Luke shifted a little and said, "Yeah, well, uh, nice visual."
Lorelai smiled and said, "You like to see my head in your lap?" as she pressed her mouth to his thigh and blew her hot breath through the worn denim.
"Your hair," he answered softly, trying to keep form rearing up off of the couch.
Lorelai smiled as she shifted further north and nuzzled the straining material covering him. "You like my hair?" she asked softly.
Luke groaned quietly as she rubbed her nose against the bulge in his jeans and whispered, "All spread out."
"Ah," she answered as she reached for the button on his jeans. "So, you don't really want to watch the movie?" she asked teasingly.
"Seen it," Luke said gruffly as she unbuttoned his jeans and reached for the tab of his zipper. "Lorelai," he groaned as she pulled it slowly down.
"Yes?" she asked innocently.
"Kiss me?" he asked in a raspy voice.
"Oh, I will," she said as she parted the denim and ran her fingers over the soft cotton of his boxers.
Luke chuckled and said, "I meant my lips."
Lorelai shook her head and said, "If I do that, then you'll try to distract me with other things."
"Is that bad?" he asked, his breath hitching as she reached into the opening of his boxers, and wrapped her fingers around his hard cock.
Lorelai smiled as she heard him panting softly and said, "This is your punishment. Take it like a man," as she released him and pulled his jeans and shorts down, tugging on his hips to get his to raise up off of the couch.
Luke complied and said, "Okay, but I don't think that this is a real effective form of punishment." He brushed her hair back and held it there so that he could see her face. "You might just be encouraging my bad behavior," he warned as she teased the head of his cock with the tip of her tongue. "Oh God," he groaned as she wrapped her lips around him.
Lorelai drew him into her mouth, swirling her velvety tongue around him as she hummed softly, sending vibrations shooting through him. When he groaned aloud she smiled to herself and drew him deeper, working him steadily with her lips and tongue. She wrapped her hand around his rigid shaft and began to stroke him firmly, matching the tempo set by her busy mouth. Luke fisted his hand in her hair as he arched up into her gently, begging for more. He released her hair and used his fingers to spread it again, fanning it over his legs and stomach as he gasped for breath. "Oh so good, oh you feel so good," he whispered.
"Mmm hmm," she agreed, sending him higher as she sucked deeper and stroked faster.
"Oh geez," he panted. "Oh, Lorelai."
Lorelai found her lips curving at the 'geez' and her pace quickening at the sound of her name as she moaned softly around him.
"Oh," he breathed as he felt his climax approaching. "Lorelai. Oh God, Lorelai," he warned. She moaned her anticipation and took him deeper still. Luke shifted, lifting his hips from the cushion as he offered himself to her. Lorelai took him in and hummed with a satisfaction as she felt his orgasm begin to ripple through his shaft. He came hard and fast, panting her name as she took him in, swallowing greedily and moaning with pleasure as he fought to fill his lungs with air.
Lorelai slowed, bringing him down with gentle caresses of her lips and tongue. When she felt him relax under her she lifted her head, placing a tender kiss to the tip of his cock as she whispered, "Let that be a lesson to you, Mister."
A gusty laugh escaped Luke's lips as he let his head fall back helplessly. He ran his hand over the back of her head and said, "I guess you showed me, huh?"
Lorelai pressed soft kisses to his still twitching cock and said, "Yes, now you're my slave for the night."
Luke smiled and said, "I thought I was your slave every day."
"Especially tonight," she said as she flipped her hair back and rocked back on her hands and knees to look at him. "Don't make me have to punish you again," she said sternly.
Luke chuckled and pulled her to him, wrapping his arm around her tightly as he dragged her across him, and held her close. He breathed in the fruity scent of her shampoo and whispered, "I'll be good."
Lorelai kissed the side of his neck and whispered, "Unless I want you to be bad."
"Of course," he conceded as he kissed her hair softly.
They were jolted from their repose by the ringing of the phone. "Ignore it," Lorelai mumbled against his skin. When the machine kicked on, she heard Rory call, 'Mom, are you there? Pick up if you're there,' and then a pause as she waited. Luke immediately released her as Lorelai scrambled for the portable phone. She grabbed it and said, "Hello? Rory? Are you still there?" she asked breathlessly. She watched Luke hurriedly pull his boxers and jeans up to cover himself and saw a deep red blush creep up his cheeks.
"Hey," Rory said gently.
"Are you okay? Where are you at?" Lorelai asked frantically.
"I'm fine. I just got back to my room," Rory reported. "You're all out of breath," she said with a frown.
"Uh, we were, uh rearranging the furniture in the living room," she said quickly. She held the phone away from her and said, "No, put it back where it was before. I don't like it there." She lifted the phone again and said, "Stupid feng shui, I just can't get it right."
"Oh, so Luke's still there?" Rory asked.
"Um, yeah," Lorelai said as she shot him a worried glance. He hand pulled his pants up, but they were still open as he rubbed his hand tiredly over his eyes.
"Can I talk to him?" Rory asked.
"Hon, he's really sorry," Lorelai said nodding softly when Luke's eyes flashed to hers.
"I know. I'm not going to yell at him again, I promise," Rory said quickly.
"This is my fault. It wasn't a good idea. Luke didn't even know that you and Dean were together until yesterday. I shanghaied him," she confessed.
"Oh," Rory said softly. She took a breath and asked again, "Can I talk to him?"
Lorelai sighed and covered the mouthpiece as she held the hone out and said, "She wants to talk to you."
"Look at me," he hissed softly, gesturing to his disheveled clothing.
Lorelai rolled her eyes as she walked over to him and said, "She can't see you."
Luke glanced behind him and hurriedly pulled a throw off of the back of the couch, tossing it over his lap for another layer of protection before he took the phone. "Hey, Rory," he said nervously.
"Hey, Luke," Rory said gently. "I'm sorry I yelled at you," she said quickly. "I know tonight was weird for you, and now I know that you didn't know about me and Dean. I just wanted to make sure you knew that I'm not really mad or anything. It was probably just too soon to do something like that," she said softly.
Luke nodded and said, "I was gonna send you brownies."
Rory grinned into the phone and said, "Oh, well, in that case, forget that I called."
Luke chuckled and said, "I'll send 'em anyway. I'm sorry I was such a jerk," he apologized. "I hate that I upset you," he told her sincerely.
"We're good, Luke," Rory assured him. "No more double dates I think, but we're good," she added.
Luke smiled and said, "I can live with that."
"Okay, well," Rory said awkwardly.
Luke nodded and said, "Here's your Mom. Thanks for calling," he said before handing the phone back to Lorelai with a relieved sigh.
Lorelai smiled and said, "Aw, you two made up."
Rory snorted and said, "Yeah, but we're not kissing."
"I'll handle that for you," Lorelai said as she stood up again. "So, you're home for the evening?" she asked.
"Yeah, I'm tired," Rory said with a yawn.
"Okay, well, I'll catch up with you tomorrow or the next day," Lorelai said with a nod.
"More than likely," Rory said with a smile.
"Thanks for calling. I'm glad you're back safe," Lorelai told her. "I love you, kid," she added quietly.
"Love you too, Mom. Tell Luke I said goodnight," she said with a smile.
"I will. Bye, Sweets," Lorelai said.
"Bye, Mom," Rory answered before she hung up.
Lorelai placed the phone back on the cradle and walked slowly to the couch. She reached down and picked up the remote from where it had fallen to the floor, and turned the TV off. She held out her hand and said, "Come on, Cool Hand. You can leave your invisibility cloak here," she told him as she gestured to the throw.
"We goin' to bed?" he asked as she pulled him up from the couch.
"Yep, you have work to do," she said as she curled her arms around her back, resting their linked hands on her bottom as she led him up the stairs.
"This slave thing…" he started to say as he followed her, enjoying the feel of his knuckles brushing against her.
"Will be mutually satisfying," she finished as she led him into her room and closed the door behind them.