Story Title: Lizzy, the Vampire Slayer
Author Name: Genette
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating: Parental Guidance
Story Summary: After searching for her for five years, Fitzwilliam Darcy, the latest of a family of Watchers, finally finds the Vampire Slayer–Elizabeth Bennet.
My family loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so I know the basics of the canon for that show, although I’ve only seen a few episodes (particularly “Once More With Feeling,” played non-stop for days by my daughter). However, I don’t think you need to be a fan of the TV show, or even know anything about it, to get a kick out of this fun, deliciously crack-ish fic. Genette’s P&P-based characterizations blended with the Buffy-verse far better than I would have expected, including her meetings with several characters from Joss Whedon’s universe. If you’ve read the book Pride & Prejudice & Zombies which was published a good decade after this fic, you’ll be able to easily imagine how one could blend such a fantasy element with Jane Austen’s world. Genette does it beautifully and creates a fic which I enjoyed even more than Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
My only critique: Like P&P&Z, there were some times where it felt like the crossover story followed almost too closely to canon, repeating dialogue verbatim from the book. Unlike P&P&Z, this wasn’t a constant or even frequent occurrence, and I understand Genette’s purpose on those few occasions when she did so.