Fandom: Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood
Categories: AU, Drama, Epistolary, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Author on LJ: slytherin_gypsy
Author’s Summary: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.
Before I go any further I should probably disclaim this by saying that, when I first stumbled upon this story, I had no idea who the author was; I only knew that I really wanted to rec it. After finding out, I waffled about reccing it – as a rule, we don’t generally rec each other’s work around here – but it was just too good to pass up and I thought it would be a wonderful addition to this month’s theme week. So, slytherin_gypsy, I hope you don’t mind.
Told through a series of letters and diary entries, Christopher and Elinor is, to my mind, the way Sense and Sensibility should have gone. Or, at least, the way I wish it had gone. Beginning just like the original with the death of Henry Dashwood (the Dashwood girls’ father), this fic follows Elinor and Christopher through all the trials and tribulations of the novel, only this time with the slow burn of a romance building between them. This doesn’t happen immediately, of course; the friendship between the blooms before the romance does, but it doesn’t take long to realize what a delightful match they would be and that what they might have had elsewhere just wouldn’t compare to what they find in each other.
Christopher and Elinor