Excerpts of my longer and longest Pride and Prejudice fanfiction.
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1. Silent Water
I have not seen him since he gave me his letter in Kent.
Much has changed since then. My former opinions about him were now but a lingering sense of shame. Ever since I heard that he would come to Jane’s wedding I have hoped and dreaded the encounter.
I did not know what his thoughts about me were now. His feelings, if any. All I knew was that I owed him apology. My character demanded it.
This morning I walked the path to Netherfield in the hope of meeting him. I saw him from afar. He stopped his horse. A slight nod as an acknowledgement of our acquaintance.
“Mr. Darcy,” I began anxiously, “I would like to tell you how sorry I am for the things I said back then. I did not realise I could not be more mistaken.”
He looked at me, hesitantly, and I wondered if he was curious to hear me at all, or only conscious of the discomfort that my revisiting the past had to bring to the both of us.
“Please, do not make yourself uneasy about that. It is all forgotten.”
I nodded and watched him go away. What did I think he would say? One cannot come twice to the same water. read more…