Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Dean Forrester, Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano UST
Fic Title: Truths Universally Acknowledged
Rating/Warning(s): PG, no warnings
Genre: Gen, Romance/UST, Friendship
Author's Summary: A set of missing scenes from late Season 2. Rory and Paris get an assignment from Mr. Medina, and Rory finds herself growing closer to both Paris and (surprisingly) Jess as a result.
Why This Must Be Read: My ultimate OTP for the Gilmore Girls was honestly always Rory/Reading. This fic provides that so, so well. It builds Rory's friendship with Paris and a potential friendship/something more with Jess. But it ultimately shows how Rory thinks about the world and how sheltered she is and how she views the world through books. It's funny, sweet, and a little melancholy. You get some fantastic Stars Hollow cameos and that's always a good thing.