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    Penelope decided it was time to move on from Colin 'will never court Penelope in my wildest fantasies' Bridgerton. So, she blew out the flame on the candle she'd been holding for him.

    Only for Colin to realize his feelings for her, while on a treasure hunt.

    But, is he too late?

    Will he ruin the supposed happiest day of her life?

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    Inspired by a tumblr post by thekatebridgerton, who speculated season 3 could go into a "She's All That" direction.

    After the disastrous events of season 2, Penelope Featherington is dreading her third season on the marriage mart. One of her best friends is mad at her and she's mad at her other best friend. More alone than ever, Penelope doesn't expect to receive help in the form of an opinionated dowager countess.

    During a disagreement with the queen over her chosen diamond, Lady Danbury makes a bet with her that she can transform even the ugliest of ducklings into a swan. Unlike everyone else in the Ton, she can see a spark of potential in the youngest Featherington girl. She just needs a proper mentor.

    While Penelope is flattered by Lady Danbury's faith in her, the observant old woman may just be the greatest risk to her biggest secret. Stepping into the limelight for the first time as herself, Penelope has much to contend with: winning her best friend back, interested suitors, the return of a certain heartbreaking Bridgerton, and, of course, the eyes of the Queen of England who wants her to fail in two different ways.

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    Penelope gets stung by Colin Bridgerton and decides between both he and Eloise, that she’s had enough. So she makes a list, and much to Colin’s ever increasing blood preassure, persues it to its fullest.

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    One week before her first year at Oxford University officially began, Penelope Featherington developed the first real crush of her young life. 

    This wasn’t love. It couldn’t be love. She didn’t believe in love at first sight. 

    Like, though. She fell seriously in like.

     

    A modern-day college/university AU with Peneloise friendship, lots of exasperation, and Violet meaning well. No one knows who has charge of the shared Bridgerton sibling brain cell, but it's certainly not Colin. Penelope loves him anyway.

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    Who is Miss Sophia Shu-Mei Beckett?

    It is the season of 1812 and at the Bridgerton masquerade ball a mysterious woman in silver enchants the ton, then disappears as quickly as moonlight flees from dawn.

    Sophia Shu-Mei Beckett dons a silver dress and attends a ball to support a friend but finds herself conversing with a mysterious gentleman with the soul of an artist.

    Benedict Bridgerton is left haunted by a Lady whose smile enraptured him far more than her silver skirt.

    In fairytales the two would reunite and live happily ever after. But Sophia Beckett knows that illegitimate children of noblemen and maids do not get fairytale endings, and so the lovers are left only with the memory of a moonlit kiss on their lips.

    *~*~*~*~*

    It is 1815, not even a year since Simon Hasting’s death in his country study, when Daphne Hastings finds a bundle of papers revolving around one Miss Sophia Beckett.

    Sophie knows not to dwell in the past, but as she returns to London the currents of past and present, love and loss draw Sophie and Benedict closer and closer together—no matter the risk, no matter the cost.

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    Dearest Readers, as you might remember, I do not silence easily.

    It is the beginning of the 1815 social season, those of the Ton are returning from their lush country houses, and that means a new and improved Lady Whistledown column. I'm sure we are all very excited to pick up where we left off last season. I have even heard through the grapevine that one wandering traveller shall grace us with his charming presence for the entire season. Now wouldn't that be a lovely treat, gentle reader?

    Can Mr. Colin Bridgerton handle the entirety of a London season? Perhaps he will simply disappear, off on another adventure before the season can reach its exciting climax. Pardon me, my dearest readers, or is it that he simply runs as fast as his legs can carry him from responsibility? Time will tell, and I will reveal all. For you can always trust me to report the very best of secrets. Secrets about all of you, but rest assured, there is one secret I will never divulge and that is the identity of this author.

    Do your worst, London.

    Lady Whistledown's Society Papers
    April 29th, 1815

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    Set shortly after the end of Season 2 (before the epilogue)

    When Penelope rejects Colin's offer of a dance, he does not understand what he can have done to upset her. As he attempts to make it up to her, it is clear Pen is only interested in reconciling with Eloise.

    When Colin chases the two girls into a lightning storm, he did not expect a strike of lightning to take their troubles into the year 2022.

    Together, they must work with a female scientist called Ava to find their way back home. But while Colin flounders in the future world, he is only too aware how well Penelope and Eloise are thriving.

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    Penelope Featherington is not popular, never has been and never will be. Or at least Colin is sure of that until he discovers a secret that will change the way he thinks about her.

    After destroying his friend's reputation, Colin goes to great lengths to mend the bond. In the process, he understands how much he needs her in his life and how difficult it will be to get her back.

    Meanwhile, Penelope must face not only the loss of her so-called friend but also of Eloise who, after discovering her identity, decides to cut off all relations with her. Luckily, Penelope will not be alone in this difficult stage.

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    “you seem horrified about sharing a bed with me” and for a minute he does not know which might be the appropriate response to her words, he settles for using some of his quick wit, “well, I do not know if you kick in your sleep” he jokes

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    Penélope Featherington no es popular, nunca lo ha sido ni lo será. O al menos Colin está seguro de eso hasta que descubre un secreto que cambiará su forma de verla.

    Luego de destruir la reputación de su amiga, Colin hace lo imposible para recomponer el vínculo. En el proceso, comprende lo mucho que la necesita en su vida y lo difícil que será recuperarla.

    Mientras tanto, Penélope debe enfrentar no sólo la pérdida de su supuesto amigo sino también de Eloise que, tras descubrir su identidad, decide cortar toda relación con ella. Por suerte, Penélope no estará sola en esta dura etapa.

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    "A friend is a person with whom I can be sincere. In his presence, I can think out loud." Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Penelope Featherington has never been popular in society. She did not have suitors, there was no particularly warm relationship with her family. But she had best friends - Eloise and Colin. Colin, with whom she was unrequitedly in love. Until the moment when Penelope's secret was revealed, and her heart was not broken by Colin's words.

    Colin never had any intention of courting Penelope. But what if everything suddenly changes? How will their relationship develop? What happens if friendship turns into love?

     

    This is my version of the events of season 3

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    When Colin returns from his visit to Marina during the Aubrey Hall visit, he’s desperate to avoid the ball. As he sneaks back to his room with a decanter of brandy, he runs into Penelope. He impulsively invites her to his room, and despite trying to show restraint, they end up in bed together.

    After a few months, Penelope realizes that she’s pregnant and as she weighs what to do next, she starts wondering if moving to the Americas may be her best option.

     

    AKA the time that Colin behaves that way with a young lady of Penelope’s background and doesn’t immediately render a marriage proposal.

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    Colin Bridgerton never had a reason to think of Penelope Featherington. Now, she is all he thinks of.

    TV continuity. This is my idea of a Season 3 where both Colin and Penelope grow and learn from their mistakes, and Colin realizes what’s been right in front of his eyes.

    The title is from that song by Westlife: "We started as friends, but something happened inside me."

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    Penelope couldn’t stop Colin from marrying Marina and they continued on with the hasten marriage. Penelope moves on with her life and focuses on her Lady Whistledown endeavors. Colin notices Penelope in a new light but can he control himself around Penelope even if his marriage is only just as good on paper ?

    The story will update every Thursday!!

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    Colin Bridgerton returns to Britain and is surprised to find that a certain Miss has struck a friendship with an eligible bachelor that is not himself. When he finds that the friendship might lead to courtship, he is perplexingly dismayed and accidentally interferes every chance he gets.

    Penelope Featherington is actually looking forward to the London Season, even if she is basically a spinster. Last year she and Eloise became quick friends with Lady Lindsey, and she somehow found herself in correspondence with the Lady's younger brother, the handsome and scholarly Marquess of Stafford. And for the first time in forever, Penelope is able to push thoughts of the always absent Colin Bridgerton from her mind.

    (Note: This is fic began well before season two, so it does not incorporate those events. Peneloise forever!)

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    Penelope goes to Bridgerton house for tea. Colin is pushy. Pen fires back.

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    Colin Bridgerton has become a desperate man. After months of silence from Penelope, he returns to London to find a changed Penelope. She has no interest in remaining his dearest friend and Colin will do anything to bring her back to his side. As he searches for an answer to Penelope's forgiveness, Colin discovers more than he had been prepared to find about Penelope and himself. Penelope is a woman with desires and curiosity beyond playing the role of Colin's friend.

    A scandal sheet and an erotic poem are only the beginning.

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    Penelope Featherington was given a gift. Well, most people would call it a gift. She, however, detested the spectrum of colours that her eyes perceived. The day she realised what had caused a slight ache in her head as she adjusted to the brightness in front of her, she knew that she had been cursed.
    She knew all about The Strings, of course, the sacred bond of fate that the entire ton, and the queen herself, considered a blessing from the heavens, a match to be desired, but she never imagined how lively they actually were. Because, unlike the rest of them, she could see them.

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    Eloise had spent the last 5 years crafting an image of a completely normal woman

     

    Or: Eloise comes from a super rich family, Penelope has no idea about said family. Mix in the rest of the Bridgertons and life becomes far more complicated than she expected.

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    Pen begins to write letters to Colin anonymously. One day she gets the courage to send them, and he’s smitten from the first one.

    (Updates Every Tues and occasionally on Wednesday)

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