Story Title: Neither Duty Nor Honour
Author Name: buckbeakbabie
Category: Pride & Prejudice
Content Rating: All Ages
Length: 41,338 words
Story Summary: Fitzwilliam Darcy was four and twenty when he married Anne de Bourgh. In doing so, he fulfilled his duty to his family. Life with Anne was comfortable, if not joyous. However, a year into their marriage she died fulfilling what she saw as her duty – bearing him a child. Fitzwilliam Darcy was eight and twenty when he accompanied his oldest friend to Hertfordshire with his sister and daughter. It was widely known that he had no intention of marrying again. His duty was, after all, already fulfilled. But that firmly held conviction will not hold long against the charms of one Elizabeth Bennet.
This story has long been a big favorite of mine. Excellent writing style, characterizations, plot development, and technical composition skills. But it is Julia, and the relationships she has with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth, and her influence upon the burgeoning relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth, which really shaped my literary love affair with this story. Writing small children can be hard. This author nails it.