It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single lady in possession of a handsome appearance, must be in want of a husband.
Particularly if this lady possess no fortune and lacks a brother to inherit and provide for multitudinous sisters. However such a lady hides her own feelings and views, this truth is so well fixed in their minds that she is considered the last, best hope for the family's future fortune.
Thus, when Miss Jane Bennet heard the following words, her heart sank.
"My dear Mr. Bennet, have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?"
Author's note: This is an idea that has been in my warped consciousness ever since I read Alison OM's wonderful Pride and Prejudice alternate universe fanfic "Particular Attachments" (.). My favorite character in Pride and Prejudice has always been Jane Bennet, and thus this rather odd tale came into my head. It will be told in a series of 100 word drabbles, which will hopefully mostly be reworkings of the original. The reason for such an approach is mostly due to my own rather diffident attempts at fiction in the past. Hopefully the dual aid of cribbing from an infinitely greater author and reducing my efforts to such small chunks will encourage me to actually, you know, finish it. And now that my author's note is significantly longer than the actual chapter, let me be off to the next!