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    “You brought a book?”

    “Like you didn’t.”

    She concedes the point and digs a paperback out of her clutch—Austen’s Persuasion, a good choice. Jess displays his own masticated copy of Tobias Wolff’s Old School, which feels like a consistently fitting read when encased within the two-hundred year old hallowed halls of Chilton Preparatory. The book’s cover is hanging on by Scotch tape and a prayer, and half the pages are creased with undone dog ears.

    “Man, we’re a couple of anti-social freaks,” Rory declares.

    Jess grins. “Just call me Thomas Pynchon.”

    or: the one where jess goes to chilton.
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    Rory and Jess were constant inconsistencies in each other's lives. But after Rory's life is thrown into a tailspin, Jess steps back in and redirects her, more a constant than ever before. As they step back into each others lives, can they prove that they love each other still? Season 6 rewrite following Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out. Literati focused, some Luke/Lorelai.

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    Rory is 15. Between her new school, two boys competing for her affection and the fact the restraining order against her biological father is about to run out, she's got her work cut out for her. And obviously, her parents are terrified. Sequel to Piece by Piece, read that first.

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    Jess Mariano is keeping things simple. Sure, he's single at 38, has a stable career and is the poster boy for a suitable groom, even though his most permanent relationship walked out with his heart and expresso machine. He's great. He's living life vicariously. But is he? What happens when he's forced to take charge of his sister Danielle Doula Jenkins?

    Danielle 'Dani' Jenkins is the resident bad girl of Stars Hollow. Known for wearing clothes to die for, an attitude considered disturbing by Stars Hollow standards, but having a dark secret below her tough demeanour. All she wants is freedom and a fresh start from the ghastly snow-globe town of Stars Hollow- a real Wonderland instigated by psychedelics... or something. What happens when she gets her wish where an act of rebellion sends her packing to The City of Brotherly Love to her big brother Jess Mariano, the "oh-so wonderful" Boromir to her Faramir?

    Will these two be the person they unknowingly needed in their mediocre lives, whether they like the circumstances or not?

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    When Rory went over to Logan's dorm to hang out, she didn't expect a poker game with half the Life and Death Brigade. She also didn't expect to meet a stranger with his nose in a book, a guy who might be even more interesting and attractive than the one she originally came over to see. (AU, mid-Season 5, with a twist...)

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    “Jess? Why are you calling me on New Years Eve?”

    Jess struggles to get the words out, and eventually settles for, “I think Harry Burns said it best.”

    or: the one where jess leaves, and leaves again, but eventually stays forever.

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    18/18
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    When Jess Mariano first arrives in Stars Hollow, he doesn't want to be there. He certainly doesn't expect anyone in town to understand him or care about him at all. Then he meets the Gilmore Girls and everything changes.

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    They sit like that, in the bubble they had created years ago in the town that really never knew either of them. Blue eyes on the brown, one look, dark room, meant just for them.

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    The sun is beaming when Lorelai Leigh Gilmore is born. Her mother is not. She’s cursing out in pain and pelting the poor nurses with ice cubes. But when Rory first opens her eyes, she is brought into a world of laughter. Lorelai Victoria Gilmore’s first reaction is to laugh when she spots the familiar shade of blue in this baby’s eyes and feels in her heart that they’re connected. Never mind Emily’s screeching from the waiting room. Never mind that the father is stuck in physics class. Never mind that Lorelai felt completely alone a minute ago because she doesn't now. She’s got Rory and Rory’s got her.
    the birthdays that shaped who Jess and Rory are today.

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    This was catharsis, or what's left of it, these days. Letting go and releasing it all. Letting the wind blow it off your back for the time being.

    Catharsis, in some sick, twisted way, was hard knocks to a prison door, loud voices overlapping one another, shitty beer, bitter breath, tense silences, deep sighs and the pungent, cacophony of smells that couldn’t even try to keep him sober. Catharsis was accepting that life was how it was now, and they would just have to wait until it changes again.

    The acceptance had happened long ago. Changes had long been done. The world keeps spinning and the moon keeps rising and Jess is sure as hell not stopping to get dizzy.

    It’s life, in some undesirable way. So, closure, in a sort of psychotic undertone. Nothing had ever been normal in his deranged, convoluted life, anyway. He could live with it. He has been for sixteen years.

    This is how it starts, this is how it ends. On the floor of a shitty bathroom in New York, crying for his mother.

    (catharsis, or what's left of it.)

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    She looked at him as if she’d known him forever. If Jess thought about it hard enough he knew he felt her from somewhere, like she was a feeling deep in the recess of his body, buried under deep tissue nerves and stubborn hands pushing and drowning it in the depths of his lungs.

    It sank to the bottom of his stomach and jumped across the lining, wearing it thin. Jess was suddenly nauseous. The sappiness of the conversation, the syrupy feeling of her words on his hands was wearing him down.

    He needed this to be over. He reaches in his pocket for a smoke and she holds up this pink Hello Kitty lighter that has him grinning wryly. He guesses he can't be too mad, not at the bright pink bell-bottoms sat next to him. It wasn't that bad of a night anyway. He could stomach some company.

     

     

     

    Or, Jess meets a girl outside a Bangles concert, has a brief conversation concerning their future together, then she leaves in the night and he has no more to remember her by except a book dropped in his lap and a Hello Kitty lighter.
    (but then he sees her again and he can finally give her stupid things back)

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    Set in a Parallel universe where Rory is able to say no to Luke, Rory Gilmore asks Paris to tutor Jess instead.
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    “How old were you?”

    “Ten, I think.” 

    Rory’s about to tell him that’s when she ambitiously picked up The Fountainhead and didn’t understand a single word of it (and isn’t it funny, he was reading Beat poetry while she was reading philosophical fiction—aren’t the two sort of similar?), but Luke returns from the storeroom and asks Jess if he’s missing anything for school. 

    “I’ve enough,” replies Jess succinctly. 

    “You sure? Pens, notebooks, flashcards—”

    “Flashcards?” echoes Lorelai, flabbergasted. “Next I’ll hear you got fluorescent pink highlighters.” 

    “What’s wrong with flashcards?” asks Luke, affronted.

    “Rory uses flashcards,” says Lorelai meaningfully. 

    “So Rory has a monopoly on the use of flashcards in this town?” snarks Jess. 

    “Just the colored ones,” pipes up Rory.

     

    or, jess moves to stars hollow a month before rory starts chilton.

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    Jess needs a safety net--as much as he loathes to admit it. The publishing house folds and Jess has no desire to live in his car again, so he calls on the most reliable person he knows. Luke is there with a place to stay, unsolicited advice, and possibly WiFi. More than enough for him to get the chance to drum up some cash.

    The proximity of Luke's apartment to every other inch of Stars Hollow is a slight complicating factor.

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    As water burst into the bus and the other passengers started screaming and banging on the windows, Rory sighed and leaned back into her seat. Only to realize that her sigh matched one across the isle from the Jim Stark-wannabe. He closed his book and sat up slightly to put it in his back pocket. She wasn’t one to throw stones but Rory couldn’t help but find his reaction weird. “Hey, didn’t you get the news?” she asked him, and the guy turned to face her with tired dark eyes. “We’re about to die,” she finished. “It doesn’t matter, I die all the time.” The guy spoke like it was just another Tuesday. Before she could take in his words, Rory found herself smirking: “Me too.”

    Ariadne: A Literati Russian Doll AU

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    "You were you and I was I; we were two before our time. I was yours before I knew, and you have always been mine, too."

    Or the one where Jess Mariano and Rory Gilmore promise to be best friends forever, not knowing that forever never lasts as long as you think it will and promises were only made to be broken.

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    Luke can't quite see his face yet and every night is alright for fighting. Alternative reality where Jess didn't bail and stayed in Stars Hollow.

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    rory and jess imagines/one shots that i conjured up, as well as requests from readers. this is my first fic on ao3 but i have written on wattpad before! there is going to be a lot of fluff and mushy scenes in here. i refuse to write anything sexual in detail, it will only be implied. please request anything and everything!

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    “You didn’t give me that password for six months and I lived here.”

    Jess moves back into the diner at some point when the 2009 recession crushes Truncheon and he’s having a hard time.

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    15/?
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    “I need you to come home for Christmas.” April said matter of factly down the line.

    Jess Mariano can't get himself to ask for help when he needs it, Rory Gilmore is beginning to realise journalism isn't all she expected. Begins a year after the last episode of season 7, not AYITL compliant.

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    11
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    59
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    6
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