After Mr. Darcy's insulting proposal of marriage at Rosings, Elizabeth Bennet returns to Longbourn. Mr. Atherton, a handsome gentleman newly arrived in Meryton, captures her attention – although she hopes that he and Jane will suit. Ever since Mr. Bingley deserted Jane, and broke her heart, Lizzy has wished for something or someone to spark Jane out of her despondency, and Mr. Atherton might be the one to do so!
But when Darcy warns Lizzy that Mr. Atherton is not the charming, debonair gentleman everyone in Meryton thinks he is, she does not believe him, and accuses him of jealousy.
Darcy is determined to save Lizzy from Mr. Atherton's designs – for it is not Jane he is attracted to, but Lizzy herself! – and finds proof that he was right about Mr. Atherton all along.
But when Lizzy realizes her feelings for Darcy have changed since his proposal at Rosings, and she has fallen in love with him, Lydia elopes with Wickham!
Can Darcy save the day? Or will he take Lizzy and her whole family in disgust once more and return to Pemberley – alone?
This is a Pride and Prejudice Variation novella of 33,000 words.