Story Title: The Ladies’ Auxilary Pie Auction
Author Name: Lauriofthepen
Category: Anne of Green Gables (Rilla of Ingleside)
Story Url: Story Link
Content Rating: All Ages
Length: 5,992 words
Story Summary: We know that Rilla has always been interested in Ken, but when did Ken start seeing Rilla differently?
It’s so rare to find fanfic based off of one of my absolute favorite books, “Rilla of Ingleside,” the last book in the Anne of Green Gables series. I feel I should write this rec with all the italics of an Emily Byrd Starr childhood composition, or all the drama of one of Rilla’s own early journal entries.
The story was originally meant to be a one-shot about an incident that is barely mentioned in the L.M. Montgomery canon – a pie auction in which Ken Ford bought Rilla’s pie. Lauriofthepen takes that vague mention and created a charming tale of how and when Ken first became interested in Rilla, prior to his deployment in WWI. But what really makes this story work is the second chapter, set right at the end of “Rilla of Ingleside,” in which Ken and Rilla are reunited. What makes the two chapters flow together so beautifully is the way that they contrast pre-war-Ken and pre-war-Rilla with their post-war selves. As much as L.M. Montgomery did a phenomenal job of writing the ending to that book (one of the best and most passion-filled, single-word conclusions ever!), Lauriofthepen‘s epilogue is just beautiful and feels utterly right. I adore it.