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10 August 2016 @ 07:19 pm
"Hearing Light" by tree (G)  
Fandom: Pride and Prejudice
Pairing: Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy
Title: Hearing Light
Author: tree
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/147135
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1975 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a delightful version of Elizabeth and Darcy's first kiss - I love the language in this story, and the careful understanding between the two, tinged with a delicate sort of awkwardness and the sheer, wonderful joy of a new relationship.

A short excerpt:

She smiled and looked down, then raised her eyes again with a bright, clear look. “I hardly know what to say when you look at me that way.”

His forehead furrowed slightly with unease. “Does it disturb you?”

“No,” she said quickly, then, “Yes,” with a laugh. “It is disturbing, but in a very pleasant way. I once thought you looked at me only to find fault.”

Remembering the sharp bewilderment of his earliest fascination with her, Darcy shook his head. “Perhaps I might have, at the very beginning, but it was soon after that I began to look at you only for the pleasure of looking.”