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Comfort & Consequence Written by Lizzy C. A distant relative leaves the Bennet girls a fortune, sending them to London to look for husbands a few years before the main action of Pride & Prejudice. Jane and Bingley hit it off quickly, but Darcy and Elizabeth must still work through his pride and her prejudice. ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/14.
Little Things Matter Written by ShannaG. Darcy renews a prior acquaintance with Mr. Bennet at the Meryton assembly and that little thing changes everything. ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/14.
The Unexpected Written by Lise. Anne Elliot faces an uncertain future after the death of her father. ~Per~ Last update 03/30/14.
Go Straight At 'Em Written by Jim D. Captain Fred and Anne experience the "April Showers" when they take a walk after running into each other at Molland's. ~Per~ Last update 03/15/14.
Fitzwilliam Darcy Elopes Written by BethW. When Elizabeth receives the news concerning Lydias elopement with Mr. Wickham, Mr. Darcy proposes a plan to divert gossip away from Elizabeths younger sister in order to save her from a life as Mrs. Wickham. ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/14.
Harriet Written by CathyElizabethKing. On the way to visit her sister and brother-in-law at Pemberley Mary Bennet is involved in a carriage accident which leaves her with amnesia. She wakes up with no recollection to whom she is, or where she came from. She must then battle with her own flashbacks and feelings towards the handsome Daniel Bracken, Earl of Greycote before they overwhelm her. Will she ever gain her memory back? ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/14.
Merry Christmas, George Written by Tina. After three years of marriage, George Knightley worries that Emma isn’t happy. ~Em~ Last update 03/04/14.
Adventures at Morecastle Written by Suzanne O. A lucky meeting in the seaside town of Morecastle results in a series of light-hearted adventures and misadventures, accompanied by prodigious amounts of flirting. ~P&P~ Last update 02/17/14.
Loose Lips Written by Kent. Mr. Bennet learns of Darcy's first proposal shortly after Elizabeth returns from Kent. ~P&P~ Last update 01/19/14.
Tapestry of Lives Written by Jean M. After Elizabeth returns from Kent, Mr. Bennet reads a certain letter and this knowledge changes the course of events. ~P&P~ Last update 01/19/14.
Desperate Measures Written by Jim D. Mr. William Elliot tries to compromise Anne during the Octagon Room scene ~Per~ Last update 12/10/13.
Tree of Life: Charlotte & the Colonel Written by Ginger. Injured in battle, Colonel Fitzwilliam receives enlightenment in his darkest hour. The lessons learned have far reaching implications, allowing him to shape his destiny as something more than just the second son of an earl. With the help of Anne, Darcy, and new friends, follow the forging of a man"s character through waiting, war, a woman, and three simple words. ~P&P~ Last update 12/10/13.
A Lesson In the Theatre Written by Allison OM. Anne is quickly married to Colonel Fitzwilliam for reasons she cannot begin to understand. She is quickly widowed. In her new, independent state, she must come to terms with her own faults and find a way to carry on. At the same time, she begins to understand how the people around her have used her name and money for their own ends. ~P&P~ Last update 11/18/13.
Cousins Written by Tobe. The younger daughter of Lady Catherine, Elizabeth de Bourgh, has a more intimate relationship with her cousin Darcy than anyone knows. ~P&P~ Last update 11/18/13.
Mr Prices Solitary Candle Written by Claire16. A letter from Sir Thomas provides much food for thought. Will Mr Price receive the news of his daughters intended marriage as hospitably as he received her into his home? ~MP~ Last update 11/18/13.
Angling For Love Written by jancat. Even the best-laid plans go awry for a clear-thinking girl like Mary Bennet. She was no whelp. She didn't hide her humiliation with a cough, like Kitty. Or an idiotic giggle, like Lydia or Mama. No, Mary had a plan to find love. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/13.
Lizzy and the Three Ghosts Written by NN S. On the eve of her tour of Pemberley, Elizabeth Bennet is visited by three ghosts, showing her the past, present and future. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/13.
Polite Written by Suzanne O. Elizabeth grows impatient with her very civil suitor, who has yet to propose. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/13.
Very Artful People Written by JanetR. A Forced Marriage Scenario and Bodice-Ripper in which Charlotte Collins exhibits her skill at matchmaking. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/13.
Claims of Duty Written by Rosie J. A chance meeting in Ramsgate changes everything for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/13.
The Brighton Effect Written by Shemmelle. Kitty's chance to go to Brighton with Lydia may just change everyone's fate. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/13.
The Christian Effect Written by Shemmelle. After the marriages of her sisters, Mary is determined to use her time in London wisely and find a publisher for her improving tracts. Unfortunately her plans go awry, but she does meet a handsome young man. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/13.
The Pemberley Effect Written by Shemmelle. Lizzy returns from a pleasant and illuminating Derbyshire visit to discover just how close her family came to ruin while she was away. A Companion Piece to The Brighton Effect. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/13.
A Proposal from Fitzwilliam Written by Nikki N. Elizabeth receives a marriage proposal when visiting her sister at Hunsford. ~P&P~ Last update 08/24/13.
Richard Marches Forth Written by Hazel. Col. Richard Fitzwilliam has always been noted for his bravery. Yet, when he finds himself in a situation where his courage seems to elude him, he wonders whether he will be successful in his conquest. ~P&P~ Last update 08/24/13.
Whisper of the Heart Written by Tobe. Lady Anne does what she can to prevent her son from coming to an understanding with their neighbor and long time acquaintance Elizabeth Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 08/10/13.
Letters Written by Lynae. A drabble, centered on Anne DeBourgh. ~P&P~ Last update 07/09/13.
The Content and The Cover Written by Hladini D. All that Glitters is gold right? NO! Follow Mary, the wallflower of the Bennet family, as she finds love and discovers that appearances can be deceptive and not everything one sees may always be the truth! ~P&P~ Last update 07/09/13.
An Unpopular Notion Written by Amy A. After refusing to become engaged to the most eligible Lord Morecroft, Elizabeth who believes in the unpopular notion of marrying for love goes to stay with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner in London where she makes the acquaintance of a Miss Georgiana Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 06/03/13.
Daisies Written by CathyElizabethKing. All Elizabeth wants is Daisies. And eventually Darcy gives them to her. ~P&P~ Last update 06/03/13.
Fearful Symmetry Written by Abbie C. A fateful fire at Longbourn creates panic and inspires acts of courage, but it also forces the Bennets to once again rely on the hospitality of their Netherfield neighbors. Diverges from canon plot with an abrupt about-face. ~P&P~ Last update 06/03/13.
A Man of No Consequence Written by Heather F. An accident forces Mr. Bennet to ask for Elizabeth's help in managing his estate, while Bingley's arrival at Netherfield coincides with the abrupt departure of its dishonest steward. When Darcy offers to find a suitable replacement, his generosity has unexpected repercussions. ~P&P~ Last update 06/02/13.
All Darcy Could Do: The Longer Version Written by Mari. A chance encounter changes everything for Fitzwilliam Darcy. Clever man that he is, he realizes in time that Elizabeth Bennet is not the woman he thought she was. Proud man that he is, he knows he deserves more, and Elizabeth heartily agrees, she does, too. The path to self-knowledge can be painful but worthwhile even when it ends differently than one might expect. ~P&P~ Last update 05/20/13.
From This Day Forward - The Darcys of Pemberley Written by Joana S. Mr and Mrs Darcy experience the joys and tribulations of their time, as they start their life together, nurture and guide Georgiana in her attempts to find her own path and see some of their friends and family follow the destiny which, according to family recollections, Jane Austen had hinted at. Three very different Christmas seasons come to serve as landmarks to their lives and there are joyful days and trying times at the old English country house, as well as in their London home. And before too long, a time would come when Darcy must decide if he is prepared to risk everything for the sake of a full life together, or succumb to the collection of his fears. ~P&P~ Last update 05/20/13.
The Right to Interfere in His Happiness Written by Jim D. Captain Wentworth tells Lady Russell what he really thinks. ~Per~ Last update 05/20/13.
A Different Darcy Written by Nikki N. Miss Elizabeth Bennet could not like the gallant Mr Darcy of Pemberley, who appeared to be attached to Miss Bingley, but she later met a different Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 04/28/13.
The Most Interesting Man in the World Written by Justine and Jancat. Bingley contemplates his circumstance on a dreary Sunday night in London following his retreat from Netherfield. He and Darcy enjoy a bit of brandy while sharing their thoughts on love, life and women, and Bingley starts to see Darcy in a new light. ~P&P~ Last update 04/28/13.
An Irate Visitor from Kent Written by JanetR. Elizabeth and her visitor talk in a prettyish kind of a little wilderness on one side of the lawn. ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/13.
Snowbound Written by Jack C. Elizabeth Bennet, on her way from Kent to London after receiving Mr. Darcy's awful proposal and life-changing letter, falls victim to a freak spring snowstorm, and the only man who can save her is the one she had totally rejected as "the last man on Earth she could be prevailed on to marry." ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/13.
The Breaking Point Written by jancat. It's late August at Rosings. Anger is all around. ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/13.
Darcy Procures a Bonnet Written by BethW. Darcy ventures inside an Inn to procure a replacement bonnet for the one he so precipitously threw out the window. An "A Conversation Behind the Tapestries" Vignette. ~P&P~ Last update 03/18/13.
Colonel Fitzwilliam Takes a Walk Written by JanetR. Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam have a conversation after leaving Rosings. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/13.
Mr. Darcy Thinks Written by Margaret Ellen. In this mostly interior monologue, Darcy tries to forget Elizabeth Bennet by thinking his way through his dilemma and getting on with his life. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/13.
Pursuit To Scotland Written by Jim D. In 1808, Frederick Wentworth, newly promoted to post captain, has written Anne, hoping to effect a reconciliation two years after their break-up. But another suitor is also seeking her hand, one who isn't nearly as genial as Charles Musgrove, and a whole lot more dangerous that William Elliot. ~Per~ Last update 03/17/13.
The Caroline Bingley Diaries Written by Mari A. Not only Bridget Jones keeps a diary. During that fateful time when she met the Bennets and tried to become Mrs Darcy, Caroline Bingley confided all her thoughts to her Journal, just like Mr. Tilney thought every young lady should do. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/13.
A Conversation Behind the Tapestries Written by BethW. Darcy is delayed in town, so does not arrive at Netherfield until shortly before the Netherfield Ball. He meets Elizabeth Bennet in the most unlikely of places. ~P&P~ Last update 02/25/13.
Of Dreams Written by BethW. Why is Mr. Darcy so sure of his acceptance when he proposes to Elizabeth Bennet? ~P&P~ Last update 02/25/13.
A Matter of Trust Written by Nerin. Edmund Bertram awakens to his feelings for Fanny Price, but Fanny is afraid to trust him with her heart. ~MP~ Last update 02/20/13.
Another Daunting Task Written by Mabel K. A sequel to "A Daunting Task." With their two elder brothers happily married, the two Darcy daughters, Jane and Lizzy, find that daily life can sometimes be quite daunting, indeed! ~P&P~ Last update 02/20/13.
Astonished in Derbyshire Written by Suzanne O. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy do not see each other in Kent, but she visits Pemberley with the Gardiners, only to find many surprises await her there. ~P&P~ Last update 02/20/13.
Conception Written by Renee B. A poem reimagining how Pride and Prejudice might have been conceived and commemorating the 200th anniversary of its publication. ~P&P~ Last update 02/20/13.
The Dandy and the Dame Written by Cindy C., Jen P., Mortie, & Alicia M. When Lady Catherine and Anne deBourgh go to Bath, they meet some very interesting people and find love where they least expected it. ~P&P~ ~Per~ Last update 02/20/13.
Forbidden Destiny Written by Tanisha. Elizabeth Bennet Wickham travels to Hertfordshire alone, and must be rescued by a handsome stranger along the way. ~P&P~ Last update 02/12/13.
A Delicate Rose Written by Justine and Jancat. In this Twelfth Night role-reversal, Lady Catherine De Bourgh and Darcy do a little do-si-do about the importance of family, rank, and the proper order of things after she is brought face-to-face with an unexpected visitor from the past. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/13.
A Narrow Escape Written by Mary S. On her wedding day Fanny Price makes a decision that will drastically change the course of her life. ~MP~ Last update 02/08/13.
Saving Grace Written by Kaydee. Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam is battling the demons of his time on the battlefield when by chance he meets Grace MacKenna who is battling demons of her own. Neither is interested in romance, but just perhaps these two will be each other's saving grace. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/13.
To Tell The Truth Written by Steve. Events transpire in a totally different way when Lizzy responds with the truth to a question by Mrs. Reynolds. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/13.
What Love May Come Written by Renee B. Several years after losing his beloved wife and weary of braving his daughter's first Season, Darcy returns to Longbourn, seeking solace in his memories--and unexpectedly finds that he can laugh, and maybe even love, again. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/13.
Sheep May Safely Graze: A Twelfth Night Reversal Written by Justine and Jancat. In this role reversal set at Rosings, Miss Anne De Bourgh and Colonel Fitzwilliam appear to have switched personalities and bodies, resulting in some rather farcical goings-on and an earlier-than-usual happy ending in an otherwise canon-ish setting. ~P&P~ Last update 01/14/13.
So Forced a Relinquishment Written by Suzanne O. Fredrick Wentworth did not know what waited him in the orchard that day. Missing/expanded scene. ~Per~ Last update 01/14/13.
Upon a Christmas Clear Written by Renee B. A meditation on the Nativity of Our Lord. Amidst celebration with extended family on the Christmas following their first anniversary, Elizabeth and Darcy each receive an unexpected and precious gift. ~P&P~ Last update 01/01/13.
Georgie Writes a Note Written by Margaret Ellen. Georgiana wonders why her brother is so melancholy. His good friend Mr. Bingley seems to be suffering from the same malady. Georgie is determined to solve the problem that has beset her brother and his best friend. ~P&P~ Last update 12/16/12.
Mr. Darcy's Night before Christmas Written by Renee B. On the Christmas Eve following his stay in Hertfordshire, Mr. Darcy has a mysterious experience that causes him to reconsider the Misses Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 12/16/12.
Five Conversations Which Never Happened Written by Suzanne O. Five Pride and Prejudice scenes which individually diverge from the story at various interesting points. ~P&P~ Last update 11/30/12.
Lady Sophia Takes Charge Written by Lucie. Lady Sophia was Lady Anne's best friend and is Darcy's godmother. He always goes to her when he is troubled because he can trust her, especially with things he does not want to talk about with anyone, including his family. ~P&P~ Last update 11/30/12.
Making the Best of a Bad Lot Written by Cindy C., Jen P., Mortie, & Alicia M. Mrs. Norris and Mrs. Rushworth find redemption at Northanger Abbey ~NA~ ~MP~ Last update 11/23/12.
Anne Does What She Must Written by Mari. Lady Catherine had been biding her time for years because how ever long he took, she was sure her beloved nephew would wed her only daughter eventually. Imagine her shock when he announced suddenly that he would not. Anne also never dreamed it would come to this. She had watched her hardy, athletic cousin grow into a serious and demanding man who would probably expect much from a wife. The thought of what she must do was almost overwhelming, but her future depended upon it. When it was all said and done, she was her mother's daughter and knew how she must act. ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/12.
Jealousy Written by Suzanne O. A drabble. ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/12.
The Personal Diaries of Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam Written by Lynne Robson. Recently appointed as an Instructor at the Military Academy, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam has a secret habit which he indulges on a regular basis. Every evening he takes an old, battered book from his trunk and writes down his thoughts and impressions of the day. ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/12.
At the Theatre Written by CPauline. The well-to-do of Bath see Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot at the theatre the Tuesday after their engagement. ~Per~ Last update 10/23/12.
Fanny, Victim of a Fatal Carriage Accident Written by Adelaide. God protects children and fools, but Fanny Price finds that she is neither. ~MP~ Last update 10/23/12.
It Started With a Kiss Written by BethW. How things might have progressed differently had Mr. Darcy left Elizabeth with no doubt about his continued affection upon finding her touring his beloved Pemberley. ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/12.
Saying Good-bye at Thornton Lacy Written by Adelaide. Edmund Bertram must come to grips with the fact that he cannot treat Fanny Price as his sister. He must gird himself to face the loss. ~MP~ Last update 10/23/12.
Sonnet after the disastrous proposal Written by Ed S. The title says it all. ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/12.
The Cold of the Night Written by CPauline. Following an evening of dancing while she played the pianoforte, Anne tries to fall asleep. ~Per~ Last update 10/23/12.
The Colonel mends his ways Written by Charlotte P. After his tale of Darcy’s interference fuels Elizabeth’s tirade, Colonel Fitzwilliam vows never to gossip again. However, he never said anything about meddling... ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/12.
The Confident Mr. Darcy Written by BethW. Fitzwilliam Darcy's perspective is changed after the early death of his previous friend. Free of his conceit, he is able to come to his happily ever after much sooner (and without any angst). ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/12.
When Mr. Rushworth Kissed Fanny Written by Adelaide. In a universe like Mansfield Park where the players are all the same, James Rushworth is a little brighter than he was in Miss Austen’s book. He sees his shot and he takes it. But does it all turn out differently—well, that depends. ~MP~ Last update 10/23/12.
Bingley's Background Written by Margaret Ellen. Charles and Darcy explain to their fiancées how they became friends. The truth of Bingley's connection to trade is revealed. ~P&P~ Last update 10/08/12.
Leaving Nothing to Chance Written by Suzanne O. Mr. Darcy makes plans to propose at Rosings, but things don't quite go the way he expects. ~P&P~ Last update 09/17/12.
An Endeavour At Civility Written by Jennifer Ray. Elizabeth was able to swallow her anger during Mr Darcy's first proposal and endeavoured to be civil in her answer. ~P&P~ Last update 08/11/12.
A Horse Throws a Shoe Written by Margaret Ellen. Who knew when a horse threw a shoe that could start a relationship? Darcy and Elizabeth meet-cute on the road and share time in the Longbourn library. ~P&P~ Last update 07/26/12.
The Handsomest Woman of My Acquaintance Written by Monique O. How Darcy went from thinking Elizabeth is "tolerable" to "the handsomest woman of my acquaintance". ~P&P~ Last update 07/26/12.
For the Love of Fanny Written by Adelaide. When Henry Crawford reads an announcement in the newspaper that Edmund Bertram and Frances Price are marrying, he knows what he must do. While he regrets running off with Maria Rushworth, he will never marry that woman. Fanny needs to know that, and once she does, Henry is sure she will have no reason to want to marry Edmund. He must save her in time because why else would she be marrying Edmund except for Henry's disastrous mistake with Maria? Same universe as the story Her Partner for Life. ~MP~ Last update 07/08/12.
Her Partner in Life Written by Adelaide. A woman who put passion above everything, Maria Rushworth née Bertram will spend the rest of her life with someone who loves her beyond reason. ~MP~ Last update 07/08/12.
His & Hers: The Greatest Gift Written by Stacy. Darcy & Elizabeth search for the perfect gift for one another while apart. A courtship short. ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/12.
Into Eden Unashamed Written by Renee B. When Darcy’s attempt to surprise his fiancée, Elizabeth, with a love poem goes terribly awry, no member of the Bennet family escapes its effects. ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/12.
One Good Joke Written by Lisa G. There is more to Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's relationship than meets the eye. ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/12.
La Bennet Sans Merci Written by Renee B. A ballad of Darcy, as he haunts Rosings' grove on the morning following his fated proposal to Elizabeth, and after the style of the enchanted knight in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats (1819). ~P&P~ Last update 07/01/12.
Unequal Affections Vignette--The Wedding Day Written by Suzanne O. A small story to accompany "Unequal Affections". ~P&P~ Last update 06/21/12.
A Lover's Rant - Sort of Written by Stacy. As predicted, when Mr. Bennet offered to pay Wickham's debts, Mr. Darcy did refuse, but the older man got far more insight into the mind of his son-in-law than the lover's ranting and storming he had expected. ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/12.
Humouring Fate Written by Fay. A matchmaking Mrs. Bennet, a vivacious Miss Darcy, and a young and shy Bennet sister all conspire to make Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's happiness. What can they do but humour fate? ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/12.
P&P - Raven style Written by JessicaR. Pride and Prejudice condensed into a poetic form based on (and in the first stanza, borrowing heavily from) Poe's "The Raven." ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/12.
00-Marriage Written by Lisa G. When Charles Bingley becomes engaged, a band of weary bachelors, led by one Fitzwilliam Darcy, enter Hertfordshire ready to defend their bachelorhood against the match-making mamas and eager-to-wed daughters. But Hertfordshire has only one matchmaking mama in business and she is either a genius or utterly clueless... ~P&P~ Last update 06/17/12.
A Sidelined Conversation Written by Lisa G. In which Lady Catherine and Mrs. Bennet share something akin to (proper) a conversation... ~P&P~ Last update 06/17/12.
A Fine, Stout Love Written by Renee B. A companion short story to "On the Efficacy of Poetry," retold from Darcy's perspective, in which he is assailed by an errant, and rather evocative, specimen of poetry lurking in Longbourn's drive. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/12.
A Modest Proposal a la Bennet Written by Stacy. Mr. Bennet reveals an unconventional solution for disposing of his two least deserving daughters. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/12.
Her Lively, Sportive Manner Written by Stacy. Georgiana Darcy becomes concerned with the lively, sportive manner in which Elizabeth Darcy, nee Bennet, teases her new husband. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/12.
Understanding Love Written by Florence. Oh, she had known he had faults, but she had flattered herself into thinking he had changed his ways for her. How wrong she had been! Not only had he not changed at all, but she had soon realised the man she had fallen in love with had never existed. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/12.
A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection Written by Stacy. After she persuaded her father that Mr. Darcy was indeed the man she wished to marry, "Elizabeth's mind was [then] relieved from a very heavy weight; and, after half an hour's quiet reflection in her own room, she was able to join the others with tolerable composure." (Pride & Prejudice, Chapter XVII) So now, I must beg the question: What did poor Mr. Darcy do during this time? ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/12.
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