Pairing: Elinor Dashwood/Colonel Brandon
Fic Title: Sense and Sense
Why This Must Be Read: For Challenge 59. First of all I have to admit as much as I love dear Miss Austen's work, I think she got the pairings mixed up in S&S. Or maybe it's just that I saw the 1995 Ang Lee movie version before I read the book and I can't help thinking that Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson had way more chemistry together than they did with anyone else. Whatever the case, I've always felt that Elinor and the Colonel were much more suited to one another and that in the long run Marianne would not have been happy with Colonel Brandon.
This fic is a lovely little AU taking place after the book in which a series of unfortunate events conspire to unite Elinor and Brandon. It is a logical extension of the novel/movie and the characterizations are right on target. This fic is even more wonderful to me because Elinor and Brandon fic is so, so very rare.