“Your frat house is beside mine and one our room’s windows are across each other. One day you saw me choke thanks to a coconut cake my roommate baked me (I’m allergic), so you ran to my frat house and actually saved me, we started talking a lot.”
“My frat leader said I would only get in if I made their anti-social sibling go to a party. You actually went with me, but the n you had this crazy panic attack and ‘I’m so sorry, let me pay you a pizza to repay you’.”
“Epic Frat Battle: our frats dueled on a rap battle and when it was my turn to diss you, I just couldn’t stop rapping about your ’ sweet but’ or your 'deep eyes’
you had the face of a saint in the cathedral | a Rogan fanmix
01. I lost you in a moment, you caught me in a dream, but if we can see the end, then we can start a new beginning / 02. suddenly I think I feel slightly religious / 03. that magic that we got, nobody can touch / 04. I could love you so I don’t know why I’m holding back now when everything’s right / 05. I will pray so the castle that we’ve built won’t cave / 06. I am in love with what we are, not what we should be / 07. honey can’t you see, I was born to be, be your dead sea / 08. I’m like a movie, you’re like the news, I’m still the one that’s in love with you / 09. all that you are is all that I’ll ever need / 10. now I’ve gotta love your love letters, written on my skin / 11. my girl, linen and curls, lips parting like a flag all unfurled, she’s grand, the bend of her hand / 12. nobody does it better, though sometimes I wish someone could, nobody does it quite the way you do, why’d you have to be so good? / 13. if I had eyes in the back of my head, I would have told you that you looked good as I walked away / 14. all those words came undone and now I’m not the only one, facing the ghosts that decide if the fire inside still burns / 15. so I guess I’m gonna let you go, but you get to keep a little bit of my soul
You know, I have actually thought about this moment. A lot. What would Jess say to me I ever saw him again? I mean, he just took off, no note, no call, nothing, how could he explain that? And then a year goes by. No word, nothing, so he couldn’t possibly have a good excuse for that, right? I have imagined hundreds of different scenarios with a hundred different great last parting lines, and I have to tell you that I am actually very curious to see which way this is going to go.You wanted to talk, so talk. What do you have to say to me?
Holy crap, that is a toughie! Thank goodness I’ve been making ebook copies of my favorites for my new Kobo. These are not in any order:
Horny Tears by Trogdor19: An AU take on the day after “Raincoats and Recipes,” and it’s hot as hell. Really, nothing beats Miss Patty telling Lorelai that in order to clear the fog from her head that Luke has to give her orgasms. Lots of them. But the fic also has some very raw, emotional moments between the Ls that gets to the heart of their insecurities, and it’s lovely.
Joining by netherfield: This one takes the aftermath of “Raincoats and Recipes” and goes in a completely different direction, and the result is really well done. Your heart just hurts for Luke and Lorelai, especially when Luke’s own fears paralyze him to the point where he can’t quite be there for Lorelai. But it’s done in a manner that’s actually in-character for him, and he doesn’t turn into the ass he became in late season 6 because you see where he’s coming from. Lorelai’s resilient spirit and Luke’s character growth really makes this story shine.
Defining All In by @jumpingcattlehockey: An absolutely lovely post-”Bon Voyage” story with the best proposal scene I’ve seen in GG fic, and an OC that is completely and utterly worthy of Rory. And JCH does a fantastic job in depicting the life of young journalists.
It’s All Coming Back to Me Now by deepfriedcake: The last chapter of this story is one of my go-to comfort fics. It’s Lorelai in the months after “Partings” and how she becomes the person she used to be once again. The last chapter with her and Luke together working through their issues is just gorgeous.
Cotton Candy by deepfriedcake: Set between seasons 2 and 3, Lorelai becomes a Pez dispenser. The outcome is hilarious and sexy.
Becoming Ava Gardner by @meags09: This story is a beautiful take on why Luke and Lorelai aren’t married by the time the revival starts. It points out that the Ls still aren’t quite ready to be together by “Bon Voyage,” and it’s a good take on how those cracks in their relationship split them up once again.
Mend on Wednesday by Once Upon a Whim: Really, this story had me from the moment it quoted “Little House in the Big Woods.” But it’s a lovely AU take on the second half of season 7 from “French Twist” through the period just before “Bon Voyage” and how an incident with Paul Anka cause Luke and Lorelai to start rebuilding their friendship. Cameos by an adorable G.G.
The Open Window by aliross33: This is one of the best Luke/Lorelai hookup fics I’ve ever read and actually one of the first GG fics I read to boot. Mia passes away during season 4 after Luke divorces Nicole, and the Ls fly out to California for her funeral. It’s a lovely insight into both their heads and their feelings toward Mia, and it’s beautifully complicated and sexy. The ending is just perfect.
The Last Full Measure by buckice: A post-”Partings” AU where a tragedy brings Lorelai back into Luke’s life. It’s an excellent study into how the road to reconciliation is rough, but also shows how dedicated Lorelai is to Luke. We see plenty of times how he’ll always be there for her, and this story shows how she will always be there for him as well.
A Week in the Life of New Lovers by sleepyzucchini: If you want lots and lots and lots of smut, this is the fic for you. It’s a look at the week following “Written in the Stars,” where Luke and Lorelai find crazy inventive ways to be together as much as possible. I read this story when I need inspiration for smut scenes. While the story is incomplete, it leaves off on a satisfying (pun intended) note, so feel free to wade into it.
There’s a few stories that I have left off here, but Separation Anxiety and its sequel Everything Old is New Again have also been huge influences on my GG work. Both stories together are a season 5 AU that makes me long that the series had gone in this direction. There is amazing character growth for Lorelai, Luke, Rory, Emily, and Richard as individuals and as a family. It does a far better job at integrating Luke into the wider Gilmore circle than the series does and gives Rory a far better year in Yale than she got on the series.
thank you to all the fanfic writers that made canon bearable for me when it was sometimes too much shit for me. Thank you for acknowledging all the mistakes that the show/movie/comics made and fixed them in your fanfics.
And thank you for the fanfics where it is just pure fluff. Just a fic where everybody is happy and not dead. It is especially appreciated when my favorite character died… again
Thank you for all the fics where my beloved baby is all safe and sound and not hurt,broken,scarred or any of the like. Where in canon, they are treated like shit or something less aggressive than that. And that they deserve better.
I also want to say that I strongly dislike how you write your work. Do you know how hard it is to do homework or a nearly due project when you have a great characterization, great grammar, great description 100+k fanfic of your otp in your hands. Seriously, im more surprised at how did I manage to pass that subject when all I do in my free time is read ;)