...Mightier Than the Sword
A Fan Fiction Archive
Author's Chapter Notes:
Here's the first part of my fic. It's my first Gilmore fic, so I would like to know what you think. Please read and say what you think. I promise to post once a week.

The doorbell at the diner rang, when the door closed after Rachel. He saw her walk away, this time sure that he would never see her again, never. He sighed and then turned around. For the first time in his entire life, he actually understood Lorelai’s need for coffee. Once again he sighed and tried to forget what she had just said, but somehow it kept going ‘round in his head.

“So don’t wait to long okay?”

“To what?”

“To tell her”

She was right, and he knew that deep inside, but it all seemed so unrealistic, to good to be true. It was all a dream, a stage in life he could never get to. A part of him wanted to run out the door, to her. But Luke kept him from doing it. Maybe, maybe not. The fight kept going on all night…

I must be crazy now
Maybe I dream too much
But when I think of you
I long to feel your touch

Lorelai was standing in front of the mirror when the doorbell rang. She hurried downstairs and opened, expecting to see Max, but instead she faced Luke. Her heart stopped beating for a while, and a smile came across her face.
“Hey. You're all dressed up.”
“Oh, I'm going out.”
“Oh sorry. I forgot my toolbox so I just thought I'd come pick it up.”
“ Oh yeah. It's right over here. Rory and I couldn't lift it or we would've brought it to you and then we got used to having it here, so we named it Bert and we'd say Goodnight Bert and it'd say Goodnight girls and we spend too much time home alone.”
“Well, thanks for taking care of it.”
“Our pleasure.”
“So Rachel left.”
“Last night. She left. For good.”
“Oh no, Luke I'm so sorry. What happened?”
“Ah, it's hard to explain.”
“I can't believe it. I thought she was really in it for the long haul this time.”
“Yeah well, she had her reasons.”
“Really? What?”
To whisper in your ear
Words that are old as time
Words only you would hear
If only you were mine

Luke looked at the floor. He had no idea how to explain this how to formulate it. His heart was pounding wildly.
“I… she… Oh crap!”
Lorelai stared at him wondering why he had so much difficulties to get it out. She looked at him and gave him a smile. She looked into his eyes and suddenly her heart started beating faster than ever. The man in front of her was different than the one she knew. He looked so… She had no word for this, and then suddenly something started to bubble inside her.
It’s Luke, your Luke. Luke, diner Luke, Coffee Luke… You must be fooling yourself, Lorelai Gilmore. You can’t have feelings for this guy, can you? Okay, you admitted a “Maybe” for your mother, but that was before Max… MAX! Hello! You’re with Max, you like Max, if you didn’t, you wouldn’t be dating him. You can’t have feelings for someone else.
Lorelai took a deep breath and spoke: What, Luke? Why did she leave?
I wish I could go back to the very first day I saw you
Should've made my move when you looked in my eyes
'Cause by now I know that you'd feel the way that I do
And you'd whisper these words as you'd lie here by my side

He glanced at her for a moment. Why was she so damn beautiful? Her hair was shining and her eyes were sparkling in the most wonderful way, so beautiful that he thought it wasn’t possible. He remembered the first day he met her, how she had taken his breath away. He’s head was like a factory. Wheels spinning around and his heart pounding… He knew that now was he’s chance, maybe the only one he would ever get. If he didn’t tell her now, she could get married to Max Medina, or some other guy, and he was aware of the fact, that he wouldn’t be able to stand that.
“She left because… She left because she thought I have feelings for someone else…”
“What? Feelings for someone else… Is it true, Luke? Do you?”
“Yes, I’m afraid so…”
“Oh my! Who?”
“Okay, remind me of that I owe you 40 free cups of coffee, if you ever want to talk to me again, but you…”
“Yes, the answer is you, and I better get going.”
I love you
Please say you love me too
These three words
They could change our lives forever
And I promise you that we will always be together
'Til the end of time

Lorelai couldn’t think clear. Her eyes were still looking at the spot where Luke was standing just a few seconds ago. Her whole mind was out of function. Suddenly the doorbell rang, and she had to open. For her surprise it was Max. Deep inside she hoped it was Luke, but there was no way they looked like each other.


He leaned in for a kiss, but Lorelai pulled away. She was to confused now, unable to do anything.

“What’s going on, Lorelai?”

“Actually I don’t know!”

“Know what?”


“We should get married!”

Her mind was exploding now, to much to think about.

“Lorelai, I love you, and I think we’re ready for the next step; marriage… Please say “yes”.”

“NO! I can’t, Max… Sorry, but right now everything’s pretty much a mess in here…” She pointed at her head and continued “I just can’t, sorry…”
And with these words she left…

So today I finally find the courage deep inside
Just to walk right up to your door
But my body can't move when I finally get to it
Like a thousand times before
Then without a word you handed me this letter
Read I hope this finds the way into your heart, it said

Luke sat by the counter, trying to clear his mind. He did what Rachel said, he had told Lorelai that he had feelings for her, and then he had just left. What if she felt the same way? He remembered the look they gave each other awhile ago, when they were painting the diner. So close…


He turned around and faced Lorelai. She was standing there, more stunning than ever, with a so confused look on her face.

“You really meant what you said?”

They caught each others eyes and then he nodded…

“Coffee…” she mumbled and sat down on a chair. The whole night had been so confusing, and now it was even worse, or was it. Slowly she got up, and moved towards him. He got up too, and there they stood, starring at each other. Slowly, their faces got closer, and when their lips met, Lorelai felt like a river was running through her.

“I love you, Lorelai” he whispered, and suddenly she pulled away. Why should all men say that they loved her at the same evening.

I love you
Please say you love me too
'Til the end of time

“I love you too…” They leaned in for another kiss, when they heard the sound of a broken window. Lorelai turned around, and saw a man walking away… Max…

Well maybe I, I need a little love, yeah
Maybe I, I need a little care
Maybe you, maybe you need somebody just to hold you
If you do
Just reach out
I'll be there

I love you
Please say you love me
Please say you love me too
These three words, they could change our lives forever
And I promise you that we will always be together

Oh, I love you
Please say you love me
Please say you love me too
'Til the end of time
Oh baby, my baby, together, forever
I love you
I will be your light
Shining through your eyes

Song by: Faith Hill “I love you”

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