The person who buys the basket wins the company of the person who makes the basket for lunch.
#JESS MARIANO GIVES ME ALL OF THE FEELINGS #because he’s manipulative and screwed up and smart and cares more than he thinks he does #and i have so many feelings on how he and rory are two sides of the same coin #both raised by single parents - but rory has the loving mom and jess has the irresponsible one #rory is the one who has everything going for her but loses it all and drops out of school #and jess has everyone telling him that he’ll be nothing but has a book published by the time he’s 22 #and it would have been SO BEAUTIFUL to watch these two mirrored stories finally diverge #when they are both mature enough for each other and for their relationship #which is (i think) an inherently important and mature relationship in a way that dean-rory and logan-rory never were #unfortunately all of this happened off screen #in my head #but it DID happen
22 Days of Literati | Day 19 - A scene that happened but you wish had turned out differently (1/2) ↦ Jess doesn’t ask Rory to run away with him but asks her for her forgiveness and for them to be friends again and see where it leads.
‘I’m not asking you to get back together with me. I know I can’t expect you to forgive me right away because it takes times, I know I hurt you but I just want… I want to be able to call you in the middle of the day to talk about that crazy book you lent me, I want to go that record store in New York with you and talk about music for hours, I want to see you in the morning when you haven’t had your first coffee yet and make fun of you because you can’t function properly… I just want a chance to be in your life again.’
Rory: You know you’re smarter than most everybody at your school. It takes you like five minutes to finish a book. You read everything, you remember everything, you could ace those classes easily. Why don’t you? You don’t need a tutor. It’s crazy that they’re talking about leaving you back.
Rory: You can do anything you wanted, you can be anything you wanted.
Rory: I… is it like a cool thing?
Jess: I could care less about being cool. I’m never going to college, why waste the time in high school?
Rory: And why aren’t you going to college?
Rory: What? Please what – why is it so crazy?
Jess: Ask my mother, she could give you a couple reasons. Oh, and I’m sure Principal Mertin can chime in with a few good ones. In fact, ask your mother. She doesn’t know me all that well but I’m sure she could improvise a few things.
Rory: Do not give me that whole ‘I’m so misunderstood, Kurt Cobainy’ thing. You are way stronger than that and I don’t even wanna hear it. […] You could do more.
Jess: Oh, here come the pompoms.
Rory: No, no pompoms, just me saying you could do more.
Jess: So, Courtney, what about you? What are your big ambitions?
Jess: And after Harvard?
Rory: I’m gonna be a journalist.
Jess: Paula Zahn?
Rory: Christiane Amapour.
Jess: You’re gonna be an overseas correspondent?
Rory: Yes, I am.
Jess: You’re gonna crawl around in trenches and stand on top of buildings and have bombs going off in the background and some wars raging all around you?
Rory: What, you don’t think I can do it?
Jess: No, I do. Just sounds a little too – .
Rory: A little what?
Jess: Just sounds a little too rough for you.
Rory: Well, it’s not a little too rough for me. I hope it’s not a little too rough for me, I’ve been talking about this forever. I mean, I don’t even know what I would do if – .
Jess: Hey, I didn’t mean to freak you out. I’m sorry. I’m sure you’ll do it. You will, I promise. I’ll help you practice, okay? Tomorrow, you’ll stand in the middle of the street and I will drive straight at you screaming in a foreign language.
Rory: Well, you’re gonna have to learn a foreign language first.
Jess: Well, it’s lucky I’ve got me a tutor, isn’t it? Okay, so I guess we should be getting back. I did promise to study if you went on this ice cream run with me.
Rory: Yes, you did.
Jess: Okay, so I just go straight and we’ll be back at Luke’s.
Rory: Good sense of direction.
Jess: Of course, I could turn right and then we’d just be driving around in circles for awhile.
Rory: Turn right.
22 Days of Literati | Day 16 - Favorite Jess quote about/to Rory
‘Come with me. Do it. Come with me. Don’t think about it. You don’t think you can do it but you can. You can do whatever you want. I know you. Look, we’ll go to New York. We’ll work, we’ll live together, we’ll be together. It’s what I want. It’s what you want, too. I want to be with you, but not here. Not this place, not Stars Hollow. We have to start new. You’re packed. Your stuff is all in boxes. It’s perfect. You’re ready. And I’m ready. I’m ready for this. You can count on me now. I know you couldn’t count on me before, but you can now. You can. Look, you know we’re supposed to be together. I knew it the first time I saw you two years ago, and you know it, too. I know you do.’
22 Days of Literati | Day 13 - A scene that made you sad: ‘So, you’ll call me?’ ‘Yeah, I’ll call you.’