Pairing: Elizabeth Bennet/Fizwilliam Darcy, Anne DeBourgh/Colonel Fizwilliam, Jane Bennet/Charles Bingley
Fic Title: A Singular Proposition
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexual situations
Genre: Romance, aganst, AU
Why This Must Be Read: This regency era AU begins on the premise that Mr. Bennett died prematurely, forcing poor sweet Jane to marry Mr. Collins, much for Lizzy’s indignation. While Elizabeth visits her unhappy but ever so optimistic sister, she meets Darcy and the Colonel and Anne DeBourgh at Rosings, and finds herself in the position of accepting the offer to become Georgiana’s companion, despite having recently overheard Darcy insulting her during a conversation with his cousin Anne. Soon, Darcy becomes aware of a stubborn attraction to miss Bennett, to the point he seriously considers taking her as a mistress, while an oblivious Elizabeth discovers new, softer sides of her employer.
If this plot still has not won you over, you should take in account the wonderful friendship that blossoms between Georgiana and Elizabeth, an unique, unexpectedly cunning Anne DeBourgh, and a splendid Conceited-Darcy voice.
And don’t fear for Jane, because she eventually gets her happy ending too.
I think this story might have benefited from a bit more historical accuracy, since, toward the end of the tale, its characters seem to display a bit too modern mindset, but everything’s so beautifully told that I can easily forgive this minor flaw.
Fandom Category: Pride and Prejudice
Pairing: Elizabeth Bennet/Fizwilliam Darcy,
Fic Title: Awkward Loveliness
Why This Must Be Read: It’s Elizabeth and her Darcy during their engagement. It’s sweet and cute without being too fluffy, well-written, and described through a series of lovely snapshots of their courtship.