Nary a Thought for England
by ficlit78 reviews
After mere weeks of engagement, John and Margaret now face their wedding night. After all that has transpired between them, how will they navigate this great unknown? Frank discussions and Victorian propriety explored. Also just smut drabbles and baby making because these two sorely need to bang it out. COMPLETE
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 45,501 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/1/2019 - Published: 7/6/2019 - Complete
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Forgiven and Forgotten, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
Days after returning to Milton with his beloved Margaret, John restlessly awaits his fiancée joining him in his study, but when she is nowhere to be seen, the master grows increasingly anxious, wondering where she could be. When she arrives, he hopes that all will be well, but no, Margaret has something to tell him which John does not like...not one bit.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,134 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/24 - Published: 6/17 - Complete
The Flowers and The Fanfic Fanatic, From: Parodies and Other Such reviews
This modern day one shot is nothing more than some silly nonsense which explores the relationship that fanfic writers and readers have with the beloved characters of whom we love...preferably within the realms of reasonable sanity.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,979 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/9 - Complete
Just For One Day, From: Before We Were Us reviews
As he attends the funeral of Mrs Hale, John Thornton cannot help but wish he could offer the comfort and support of a husband to the woman he loves, but alas, she has said no. Desperate to see her, and with a longing to care for her, John swallows his hurt and humiliation and decides to offer Margaret his help, his hand, and his heart.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,770 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/8 - Published: 7/4
The Measure of a Man, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
While Margaret finds herself busy tidying up after her children, she is startled by the sound of her husband shouting crossly. Rushing to investigate, the wife and mother is sad to find that her cheeky cherubs are playing up again, but her fears soon subside when she realises that John has it all in hand.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,001 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/8 - Complete
Damn Her and Her Fine Eyes! reviews
As Caroline Bingley is enjoying her breakfast and plotting and planning her day, all the while thinking of a very specific and handsome bachelor, her musings are interrupted when her brother barges in with some most displeasing news.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,101 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/30 - Caroline, Elizabeth, Mr. Bingley, Mr. Darcy - Complete
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? From, The Thornton Tales reviews
When John Thornton struggles to concentrate at work, his already fleeting focus is filched by the sight of his workers scurrying past his mill office window as if to avoid something. Inspecting the disruption, the master soon cottons on to the source of the commotion, and after swiftly returning home, John is determined to play the part of a supportive husband and devoted father.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,129 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/28 - Published: 5/16 - Complete
A Mother's Final Gift reviews
As Thornton battles bitterly with Margaret's rejection, and she in turn struggles to come to terms with her true feelings for the northern mill owner, an ailing Mrs Hale decides to intervene. Will her final gift to her daughter be enough to save this classic couple?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 279,090 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/23 - Published: 6/21/2020
Hurry! Make Haste! We Want to go Home! reviews
From the series, "North and South: Short and Sweet Stories." When John and Margaret are forced to attend a tedious dinner party at the Watson's, they both grumble and gripe as they impatiently count down the minutes until they can make their excuses to go home and return to the private paradise that is their happy marriage.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,912 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/12 - Complete
Like Father, Like Sons, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
This story follows John&Margaret as they try to teach two of their sons the perilous dangers of playing in the mill, whilst also seeking to strengthen the precious bonds they have nurtured with their treasured little Thorntons. It is a tale of the trials of parenting, as parents wish to keep their little lambs safe, whilst also cultivating their curiosity and sense of adventure.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 26,778 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 5/8 - Published: 4/8
Sidlotte's Dream reviews
A fluffy/angsty one-shot following a dream that Charlotte and Sidney share in their heartbroken separation. Filled with both joy and woe, it is a vision that will bring them together and tear them apart all at once, reminding them that they are destined and doomed to live apart for the rest of their days, pining for their lost love. But then again...
Sanditon - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,777 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/23 - Charlotte H., Sidney P. - Complete
the Fairy tale of the Sun Who Married the Moon reviews
As Henry Lennox takes his son to walk through the fields of Helstone, he points to the old parsonage, and as the man reminisces about days long ago, he tells the story of how a goddess from the south ended up marrying a mere mortal from the north.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,311 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20 - Complete
Remember, Remember, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
This 2-part story follows The Thorntons as they have a family night out at Milton's first 5th of November festival extravaganza.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,152 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 4/8
Margaret's Mother's Day, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
On Mother's Day, Margaret wakes up to an abundance of gifts and affection from her beloved family, who remind Mrs John Thornton just how much she is loved and appreciated.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 24,197 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/3 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
The Crooked Cravat, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
With lots of coy cuddles and kisses, the newly betrothed couple try to both express and restrain their passion for each other while they live under the same roof and eagerly await their wedding day. Then, one morning, they unexpectably stumble upon a private and precious ritual that will last throughout the fifty years of the Thornton's happy marriage.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,429 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/20 - Complete
A Survey of Skin, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
Borrowed from my series, "The Thornton Tales," this one-shot explores the romantic physical relationship of John and Margaret Thornton, starting on their wedding night, an occasion that brings both excitement and nerves for the happy couple. As the newlyweds get to know each other more intimately, they explore their bodies, mapping out a sensual and wonderfully sweet survey of skin
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,742 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/12 - Complete
The Vanishing Nightdresses, from: The Thornton Tales
Borrowed from my series, The Thornton Tales, this super smutty short follows John and Margaret as they spend a few days in Manchester. With no children or commitments, what could a young married couple possibly do to entertain themselves? Whilst unpacking, Margaret notices that she is missing something and after interrogating her mischievous husband, they check out the hotel bed.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,867 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/27/2020 - Complete
The Christmas Cherry, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
As Margaret hunts for a lost treasure on Christmas Day, her loving husband is both amused and allured by her new dress, which is as red as a cherry. With time to spare before their guests arrive, what can they get up to? With a little bit of mild smut and plenty of fluff, this Christmas one-shot borrowed from my Thornton Tales collection, offers a bit of festive fun.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,833 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2020 - Complete
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, from: The Thornton Tales reviews
A one-shot from my series The Thornton Tales to try and give us all some Christmas cheer. This fluffy short story follows Margaret and John Thornton as they gather around their Christmas tree and think on all the comfort and joy they have been blessed with. They thank God for the contentment they cherish in their marriage and all the love they share with and for their children.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,773 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2020 - Complete