Title: Cheeseburger In Paradise
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Spoilers: A Family Matter
Summery: Lorelai, money problems, and imagination.
One of Luke’s cheeseburgers sat in front of her.
The cheese was perfectly melted. The burger was just this side of rare. Nice and pink in the middle. And it was smothered in lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. Ketchup was oozing out the side. The sesame seeds were even toasted.
Luke always spoiled her when she ordered a cheeseburger.
Her mouth was watering.
Eagerly, she sank her teeth into…a cheese sandwich.
The lettuce was wilted.
The tomatoes were soggy.
And the bread was a little stale.
She glared at her feeble meal, and threw it back onto the plate, willing it to turn into a cheeseburger.
She poked it. Nothing happened.
She absently licked her finger free of mayonnaise and contemplated the pathetic sandwich in front of her.
She was really craving a burger.
This was worse then the summer that Luke hated her. At least then she had Rory to go in and get one for her. Not to mention the money to pay for it.
Now she could go into the diner anytime she wanted. She ordered coffee, because she might be broke, but she was not crazy enough to try and survive without coffee. And she irritated Luke, harassed Kirk and scandalized Taylor, just as she always did But she had to smell the food she could not afford to buy, and then come home and eat stale cheese sandwiches. All by herself.
The fact that she could not afford to eat out much anymore was bad enough, but eating alone was even worse. Eating in front of a movie was not as much fun anymore. No one was there to mock with her, or to compliment her on her snappy one-liners.
Life without money sucked.
Life without Rory sucked.
Lorelai succumbed to the inevitable.
She gave the poor sandwich one last nasty look as she picked it up. She closed her eyes.
This would be the best cheeseburger she had ever imagined.
now, i have decided that i know why im writing gilmore girls fic NOW, when ive never written in the fandom before, and havent written ANY fic for umm..over a year. and thats all roswell fic. and i have lots of those.
so, im writing gilmore girls, specifically because i cannot write my damn remixredux fic. i cant. i really cant. i currently have maybe 200 words. and thats counting the headers.
now, the remix is a hellishly cool idea, and i was really excited about it, because i get to play in someone else's sandbox for a little while. and because it would open me up to writing in some new fandoms. ones that i like, but have never tried writing in.
i sign up, say that i would love to remix roswell, harry potter, or xmen movieverse. i know i said movieverse, because i went back and checked after i got my assignment.
the person im remixing? not movieverse xmen. at least, not that i know, because we havent actually been introduced to the character she is writing about! and Logan? would not go for someone who wears that much yellow, mmkay?
whats even more annoying is that she only has a couple of completed stories to choose from to remix. and so im struggling with a story i dont fully understand, because i dont really know the character, a story i dont like, because i had only this one and a bad parady of Rocky Horror to choose from.
why, oh why, didnt i remember to list roswell first as what i wanted to remix? i got all giddy, because loki (of "Not Even the Rain") is also remixing, and wow, wouldnt it have been cool to remix one of hers?
and then i get worried, because i write roswell too, and what if shes remixing something of mine? which would she choose? would she think it sucked?
and see, chances are, shes not anywhere near anything of mine, roswell or not, so im giving myself hives over nothing.
anyway. rant over. please return to your regularly scheduled insanity, and i will return to procrastinating on my remix by writing gilmore girls, and uploading things to fanfiction.net. and at some point, i really need to add this new stuff to the Spiral.
but feedback for "Cheeseburger in Paradise" would be lovely, if you want.