Story: A Most Beloved Sister, Volume 1
Category: Pride & Prejudice
Story URL: Story Link (pdf format)
Content Rating: Adult
Word count: 77,500
Summary: When Elizabeth rejects Darcy’s second proposal, he is devastated. However, before he goes, she gifts him with a letter of her own. She loves him, but because of his interference with Jane and Bingley (whom Jane could not forgive), she claims she cannot accept him. Although he is devastated, he meets her again a year or so later and decides that he cannot let her go. But after a tragedy strikes her family, will he be able to convince Elizabeth to accept his love and be his wife once and for all?
This is a very angsty fic initially. Darcy’s second proposal from P&P is rejected, even though Elizabeth admittedly loves him by then. However because Jane refused Bingley when he proposed (feeling that he was inconstant and unreliable), Elizabeth fears that accepting Darcy would hurt Jane too much. What follows is an initially sob-filled story about what it takes to bring the couple together. The story is very well-written, though I think the OCs could’ve used a bit more time in the spotlight. What really stands out for me, though, is the fact that in spite of what a huge angst wimp I am, I found this to be a great story. If, like me, you find joy and fulfillment from watching our beloved Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth overcome all obstacles in order to find true love, you’ll adore this story.
My only critique: Angst makes me cry. Also, there does not seem to be a Volume 2. (The trivial, silly nature of those criticisms should hopefully convey the fact that there isn’t anything to criticize here!)