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15 June 2007 @ 06:25 pm
Chapter Four- SPIN  
Title: Spin
Chapter Name: Blind
Summary: Rory, Lane, and Jess. All best friends, for as long as they can remember. But what happens when Jess's feelings for Rory start to evolve? LIT
Rating: K+ (Rated T in some chapters)
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano, with some LL in later chapters

 

Here's chapter four, sorry it took so long! This one is better than the last (real) chapter, and, well, better than the snippet too. I LOVE REVIEWS, SO I WANNA SEE 'EM! Please?

Thanks so much to my awesome beta CharliLee (

muffin_sue)who wrote her first fic! Go check it out!
Spin
Chapter Four- Blind

 

 

 

"Rory?"

Rory snapped her head in the direction of her mother's voice.

"Yeah? Sorry," she shook her head, distracted.

"Spaced out on me again there..." Lorelai told her daughter with an inquisitive look. "Letting your eyes wander a bit there?" She tilted her head a bit as she followed Rory's gaze...Lorelai quirked an eyebrow.

"Huh?" Rory snapped out of her daze again, and blushed as she realized she had been staring at Jess's ** as he went around serving people.

"Distracted?" Lorelai smirked. Rory swiveled back in place on her stool at the counter, looking down at her untouched plate of eggs, then looking up at the clock.

"Just a bit," Rory shyly said, blushing. Her mom knew exactly where, or, who, her thoughts were on.

"Coffee?" Jess asked as he came around the counter and looked between the two. A blush rose up against the younger Gilmore's cheeks, but went unnoticed as Lorelai nodded and he refilled the girls' mugs.

"Distracted?" Jess asked Rory as she stared blankly down at her coffee cup. Lorelai snorted and laughed.

"I'm thinking..." A small smile grew on Rory's face. "Some of us do that sometimes..." She grinned at him.

"Oh my god, she's alive! Monosyballic girl is gone!" Lorelai exclaimed with a laugh. "I blame you," she pointed to Jess, who rolled his eyes. Rory let out a huff.

"Are you going to Lane's later?" Rory asked Jess, ignoring her mother's comment.

"Nah, Luke is making me close up." He shrugged.

"Some responsibility would be good in your life." Rory teased.

Jess snorted and went back to refilling cups.

Lorelai turned to Rory. "Whatcha you and Lane gonna do today?"

With a look of determination, Rory took a deep breath. "Talk."

"About?"

 


"YOU DID WHAT?!" Lane exclaimed.

 

"Lane-"

"I can't believe you didn't tell me this before!" Lane exclaimed.

"Are you mad?" Rory sheepishly asked.

"Mad?" She paused. "Maybe. Shocked? Definitely!" Lane paced back and forth. "I can't believe you kissed him and didn't tell me for a year!"

"I-"

"You like him!" Lane accused, pointing at her.

"Wha-"

"What am I saying? Of course you like him. He's liked you all these years; of course you reciprocate the feelings. The way you guys flirt and banter all the time," he continued.

Rory gaped at her and spluttered. "What-. He-and, I...? You said-What?"

"Was it a good kiss?" Lane asked.

"Huh? I don't know," Rory said, confused. "Do you really want to know that?"

"I'm not sure..." Lane put her hand to her forehead. "Are things going to change?" She asked.

"What does this mean?"

"I dunno," Lane replied. "Do you like him?"

"I-I...I don't know," Rory shrugged, her face contorting in confusion. Oh don't lie to yourself Gilmore, you know the answer to that. She frowned.

Lane sat down next to her, saying nothing and putting her arm around her best friend. Rory stared off blankly as she put her head on her friend's shoulder.

 


"...So now Michel is claiming I told him he could have the day off because of a roll." Lorelai finished her story and threw her hands up in the air dramatically.

 

"French people are weird," Lane concluded, nodding with Lorelai. Rory looked around the diner anxiously, poking her food with a fork.

"Honey, you ok?" Lorelai asked, looking concerned. Her daughter was tense, sitting on the edge of her seat.

"Yeah, fine, why do you ask?" Rory said too quickly.

"Um, because you're trying to eat ice cream with a fork?"

Rory looked at her plate and dropped the fork to the side of her plate. Footsteps caused her to snap her head to the side, but it was only Caesar, and she looked back to her mom and friend. They stared at her warily.

"What?"

"Nothing," they simultaneously said, and Lane went back to eating a cookie while Lorelai sipped her coffee. Rory sighed softly and dug into her ice cream. As soon as she had a good spoonful in her mouth, she heard a voice behind her.

"Hey," a deep voice that did not belong to Caesar, greeted. Rory jumped and Lane and Lorelai glanced at her quickly, then looked up to Jess.

"Hey," Lorelai smiled then looked cautiously at her daughter. Lane nodded in hello, her mouth also full of cookie, as Jess looked to Rory for a greeting. Looking up carefully, she bit her lip.

"Yeah, um, hi," she said, turning back to her dessert all too soon. Jess blinked in astonishment as she dismissed him so passively, and the other two looked at Rory in confusion as well. Lorelai changed the pace of topic...not that there really was one.

"Hey Jess, we were thinking of having a movie night tonight. It's not the normal night, but there's a Godfather marathon on tonight." Lorelai invited him.

"Well, I'm not gonna be joining in because Mama wants me to help her clean the fridge out for a shipment of tofu...in bulk," Lane added and shuddered.

"I have to study," Rory quickly added in. The group looked at her.

"Study-" Lorelai asked in confusion as Rory had had her nose buried in textbooks all afternoon.

"Yeah, big test tomorrow. In American History class and I didn't take good notes today, so that'll involve some researching. Not to mention I still need to make flashcards, and I have a huge test on Mark Twain on Friday, which I need to reread the books, not that I don't know them a lot-I mean, just to make sure I know the material, and I still need to buy another copy of Huckleberry Finn, because I spilled some coffee on a few pages of mine now, so, you know, I'll probably be busy all week, or something. In fact, I should get started now, bye," Rory finished her rant and jumped up, running out quickly.

The remaining were left blinking at the door.

"I've never heard her talk that fast," Lane said in amazement.

"Which is saying something," Lorelai nodded. Jess walked away, insulted by Rory's hurry to get away from him. Lane watched him turn away looking angry, then turned to Lorelai.

"Do you think it's because of-" she jerked her head sharply at Jess. Lorelai nodded.

"Probably."

Lane looked back out the window, and Rory was out of sight. She ran fast.

"Well, I have to go. The refrigerator's waiting." She made a disgusted face. Lorelai nodded and waved, her thoughts still distant.

Luke came up to her and served her the pie she asked for when Lorelai suddenly remembered something.

"Wait a minute...I spilled that coffee..." she said, blinking.

 


Dinner at the Gilmore's that night was dead quiet. A book open in front of her, Rory was slowly picking at her food. Lorelai watched her daughter while eating, looking at her with concern.

 

"Wanna tell me what's up?" Lorelai said, looking up from her food again and meeting Rory's eyes. Rory glanced up, biting her lip.

"Nothing."

"Does nothing have dark hair that falls in his eyes and keep a book in his back pocket?" Lorelai asked, raising an eyebrow.

Rory stopped pushing her food around and put her fork down. "I think I like him."

Lorelai blinked, wondering whether to take this conversation the mom way or the friend way. "Um...ok, why is that a problem?" Friend-route.

"Because we're best friends! If anything happens, nothing will ever be the same again!" Rory said, looking stressed and frantic.

"Oh, honey," Lorelai moved closer to her daughter, smoothing her hair down. "It happens sometimes. A lot, really, if you look at TV. You fall for your best friend."

"I can't." Rory was still stuck in denial mode.

"Sometimes the closest soul mates start out as best friends..." her mom patted her back, giving her a hug.

"You and Luke are best friends..." Rory muttered under her breath, not saying anything.

"Don't change the subject." Lorelai huffed, giving her daughter a look.

Rory stared down at her plate blankly.

"I think I'm gonna...go for a walk...or something..." she said, more to herself than her mother.

Lorelai nodded. "Ok hon." She watched as Rory trudged out the door slowly, deep in thought.

 


It was quiet at the bridge, Rory's favorite place to think. She sat on the edge, dangling her legs over the water, swinging them back and forth subconsciously. There were so many memories at there, that sometimes it overwhelmed her. Like now.

 

"Hey..." Deep in her thoughts, Rory hadn't heard footsteps. She jumped, startled, and quickly wiped at her face.

"Hi," she managed to spurt out back, trying to get herself together again.

"You ok?" He asked in sudden concern as he noticed the tears streaming down her face. He sat down quickly, reaching for her.

"Yeah...fine..." Rory turned her head away, closing her eyes. "I just..."

She turned to look at him, wiping at her face. "I was thinking."

He locked his eyes with hers. "About?" She felt shivers down her spine, and suddenly Jess felt his chest well up.

"About...you, and...me..."

In a sudden movement, Jess captured her lips, cradling the back of her head. Rory leaned in closer to him, moving her arms around her neck and pressing her lips against his.

All of the sudden, Rory jumped away, standing up quickly. "Oh my god." Her hand flew to her mouth, pressing against her lips. Jess stood quickly.

"Ror-"

"Oh my god," eyes wide, Rory flew off, running off the bridge before Jess could get a word out. He watched her run, mouth agape, before muttering some curse words, sticking his hands in his pockets, and slumping off for a deep-thinking walk.


A/N: Not my best, but I thought it was ok. I didn't use any dialogue from the episodes XD, so that's good. Next chapter will be WAY better promise. So if you thought this chapter was good, wait til the next one. ;)

 

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