3 Works in Mrs. Smith (Persuasion)
Someone was knocking at my door and – without waiting for my reply – opened it.
“There you are, Anne. I was looking for you at the staff meeting, but I couldn’t find you. Here, I want you to meet my brother. Frederick, this is Anne, the wonderful social worker I have told you about. Anne, this is my brother Frederick. He will be working with us for the coming twelve months for the sports project.”
“She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older — the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.”
- Jane Austen, Persuasion
Annie Elliot was best friends with Freida Wentworth... until she wasn't. Ten years later, guess who shows up?
(Or: the modern-day lesbian au of Persuasion that I couldn't *not* write)
We stumble, we fall, we lose our way. And then, we rise again.
Anne and Frederick, in modern times.