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Well Played by Airin
[Reviews - 20] starstarstarstarstarPrinter
Past Featured StorySummary: Begins the morning after "Not as Cute as Pushkin". Coffee, compliments, brilliant ideas and the all important question, "Who is in the lead?"
Rated: K
Categories: Featured Stories, General, The Classics Characters: Finn, Logan Huntzberger, Rory Gilmore
Genres: General
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 23 Completed: Yes
Word count: 69487 Read: 19841
Published: December 07, 2006 Updated: December 07, 2006

1. In The Lead by Airin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1940 words)
Takes place the morning after the events in “Not as Cute as Pushkin”. Yale references are only as accurate as the Yale website. www.yale.edu.

This story must always be dedicated with enormous amounts of love and gratitude to the members of the Bad Influence Brigade who have been reading it over at Illusive for months, and have been more supportive than I have words for. Most especially to S; my personal cheerleader who tells me unflinchingly what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s somewhere in between.

Special thanks to the lovely owners of BW&R for finding me and asking me to be a part of this archive, I’m flattered beyond words. Hope everyone who is new to Well Played will enjoy it.

2. New Players by Airin [Reviews - 0] starstarstarstarstar (1813 words)

3. Welcome to the Family by Airin [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1860 words)

4. Slightly Mind Numbing by Airin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2554 words)
Regarding ages and grade levels. My deductive reasoning has worked out that Logan, Finn and Collin are 21-22 and juniors who should be seniors. Here’s why. Doyle said that he had to kiss Logan’s butt (“don’t you mean ‘ass’ Doyle?”) for two years, implying that Logan put in a freshman and a sophomore year at Yale. Doyle also said that Logan took a year off to sail (and sink) Daddy’s yacht. Presumably, that would have been his junior year, which he is taking now instead. If you find a flaw in my logic, let me know, I’d appreciate it. If ASP or TPTB decide to use a new magical timeline (like the one that makes every other day in Stars Hollow a Friday) I’ll do some editing to reflect that. In addition, Finn and Collin need last names, so I’m inventing them for now.

5. Time Marches On by Airin [Reviews - 0] (4974 words)
This is the longest chapter I’ve written so far. The irony is that nothing happens. As the title suggests, time marches on…and although nothing happens, some of the events in this chapter are of extreme importance. Hope you enjoy. Oh, and about the tea thing in Boston, it’s true in gift shops at least, not being from there I can’t attest to grocery stores and the like.

6. Blush and Look Away by Airin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2802 words)
It’s the obligatory “Rory and Logan figure things out” chapter! Sort of. I hope you enjoy it; my own verdict regarding this chapter’s worthiness has yet to be rendered.

7. Inspired by Lorelai by Airin [Reviews - 0] (4286 words)

8. Formulating an Argument by Airin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2469 words)

9. Underdressed by Airin [Reviews - 0] (631 words)

10. Obey. Answer. Trust. by Airin [Reviews - 0] (1427 words)

11. Conflict of Interest by Airin [Reviews - 0] (2099 words)

12. A Chance Encounter by Airin [Reviews - 0] (1790 words)
Hopefully this chapter will serve to answer a few questions, and of course, raise a couple more. Now it is time for my first cryptic dedication that makes no sense to anyone but me, but that I get to do because it’s my story. So without further ado, this one is for the wonderful boys I met in that parking lot so many moons ago who totally didn’t believe I was taking those girls to a birthday party.

13. Riding in Cars with Boys by Airin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3219 words)
The title is borrowed from the movie, obviously. This one doesn’t offer much plot development, but it does offer some (hopefully) amusing interaction between Rory and our favorite boys. This one is for all the girls who “never” rode in a car with me on something that was certainly not “Hell Night”. ;)

14. Embrace the Madness by Airin [Reviews - 0] (4984 words)
This chapter is absurd and ridiculous and may not be suitable for those without an imagination. However, if you’re in the mood for a little random entertainment why don’t you go ahead and Obey Collin and “embrace the madness”.

15. Through the Common Door by Airin [Reviews - 0] (2327 words)
I’m pleased to announce that in this chapter something amazing happens...the plot advances!

16. Trial by Letter by Airin [Reviews - 0] (1590 words)
It’s weird…but they’re going to be for a while, so just hang in there. It’s short, and the next one will be too, but the one after that will be a little longer and then, the chapter after that…the payoff. :) I promise you the payoff will be worth it. Unless you hate the payoff… in which case you’ll probably stop reading altogether and then what does it matter if some of the chapters were short, just less of your life wasted by me. ;)

This one is for all my girls: those that wrote me letters and especially those I wrote letters to. Here’s to the courage of individuality.

17. The Brigadier Inquisition by Airin [Reviews - 0] (2667 words)
This one is for D (my “secret society’s” version of Logan): mentor, sister, friend.

18. Secrets and Lies by Airin [Reviews - 0] (5239 words)

19. Interlude by Airin [Reviews - 0] (849 words)
This one is for Cadenza. It isn’t at all like any of the versions of what I thought it might be. In fact, I have no idea what this is. It’s very short, and very weird…it just…is what it is, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Anyway, ask and you shall receive. ;-)

Important: The events of this chapter take place at the same time as the events in Secrets and Lies.

20. Ritual Bloodshed by Airin [Reviews - 0] starstarstarstarstar (3796 words)
Ah, yes, the Fifth Trial, which was actually the inspiration for all the other Trials.

This is one is dedicated to six particular friends, for when that night was this night, even if it wasn’t as long or as arduous. Also, this is for the one who left us too soon and before his time and without whom nothing will ever be the same.

21. Good-Night Sun by Airin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2602 words)
Well, B&W&R readers you are now caught up with the Illusive archive. From here on out any waiting for updates you do will be entirely the result writers block and/or my slacker nature. Thanks for reading–A

22. Deja Vu All Over Again by Airin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (6830 words)
Mea culpa my friends, I know that it has been a long time between updates. My excuses are many and varied and even though there are many logical (and true!) reasons why this chapter has taken so long to get to you, most of them (because they happened to me) are so crazy and random that you probably wouldn’t even believe me if I told you. So, the best explanation I have to offer you is this: the cats ate my homework. ;-P

This chapter is for Jennifer, who asked many, many moons ago if the LDB was going to celebrate once Rory got in. They do, sort of, although it’s probably not at all what you were expecting, but then again why would it be? After all, I wrote it, and I am a weird, weird person. :)

23. Some Kind of Something by Airin [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (6739 words)
Special thanks to Becca, whose help was beyond valuable. The cookies are in the mail. And by the way, I know what that phone conversation was about now. ;)


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