Welcome back, dear Reader. I'm enjoying giving Mrs. Bennet a new side to her character and can't wait to have her and Lizzy have Mr. Darcy spinning. Continuing on from last week.

“Mr. Bennet, you never had compassion on my poor nerves.”

“You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for them. In fact, they are old friends, what with them being mentioned with consideration these twenty years at least.”

And, now for this week's offering:

“I know you are teasing, I’ve been quite steady these last ten years.”

Mr. Bennet rose from his chair and approached his wife, leaning down to give her a gentle kiss on the forehead. “Yes, my sweet Fanny, you have settled quite nicely since we inherited Netherfield Park and no longer worry about the hedgerows.”

He settled back behind his desk and Mrs. Bennet picked up her sewing, but not too many minutes passed before she left her work laying idle on her lap, gazing out the window.

“What are you thinking, my love?”

“Lizzy plans to visit the tenants of Netherfield Park and then meet with Mrs. Norris for their weekly meeting about the staff and how the new footman is faring with his new duties.”

“Is she doing this for us, or for Hill’s son?” Mr. Bennet asked with a chuckle.

“This is Jeremy’s first real job, other than doing footman duties for us when we have guests. Hill is proud as punch that he grew into such a tall, fine-looking young man. He’ll do well, however, Lizzy did say she’d give a poke about the manor and walk him through the finer points of dinner parties and the such.”

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  1. I wonder if Lizzy has other intentions as well.

  2. Such a comfortable interlude with great affection for each other shown in this scene. Very nice.

  3. Mrs. Bennett has settled down some? That I've got to see!

  4. What a cozy scene between them! I wonder what she's plotting . . .

  5. Such a sweet scene between a husband and wife. While Mr. Bennet may think she's settled down, I wonder.

  6. Its so nice to see the sweet side of Mrs. Bennet. She feels a richer character in your story.

  7. I like the way you're expanding the boundaries of the story as we knew it and showing us other aspects. Great snippet!

  8. Not worrying about the hedgerows - love it!

  9. This is a nice scene. They seem to really care for each other.

  10. You truly have changed the Bennets if Mrs. Bennet's nerves are no longer an issue. I did love how she always seemed to be in a tizzy, though. Inheriting Netherfield Park, however, was quite a shock for me! :)

    1. I plan on using her 'nerves' as a secret weapon. I think it will be fun to write a more stable Mrs. Bennet who only behaves as if she's all nerves and flutterings. :)

  11. A great scene between the two. Loved it.

  12. I'm sure Lizzy has other motivations as well.


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