|The Lady of Letters
Author: NicoleWouldnot PM
Have you ever wondered what would have become of Jane Austen and her writing if she had continued her love affair with Tom Lefroy? I have. Follow me on my journey of weaving the imaginary tale of a life that could have been.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 23,755 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 06-27-12 - Published: 07-10-09 - id: 5206904
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my darling girl,
You will hopefully be pleased to know that I have in fact been scheming. You could also call it planning but scheming sounds much more devious, does it not? I have been hard at work making plans for us my love. And not just for a clandestine meeting in London. Have I piqued your interest?
Can you wait that long dearest Jane? If everything continues the way I hope, we could conceivably marry in two years time. I know it is not exactly soon, but it is manageable. I have begun to tell myself that in a mere seven hundred and thirty odd days I can take you home with me and never let you leave. It also means at least a hundred more letters from your hand that I shall get to enjoy. Which is no small consolation in my opinion. I challenge you to find any two lovers who have ever know each other as well as we do after all these months of correspondence.
There are particulars I would like to discuss with you about our future. Such as where you would like to live. But all of that should be covered in person, do not you think? I have spoken to your exceedingly helpful brother and he has agreed to assist me in securing a day for us to spend together in London. Think of what you would like to do my love, because I shall be in a mood to give you the moon should you request it.