While many dancers swirl, sashay and nod at each other, Miss Dunbar stands on the outskirts of the dance floor enjoying the merry movement and lively music. Little does she know that she is about to be approached by the dashing Mr. Wickham.
The encounter may or may not be of a good outcome, but methinks Miss Dunbar may not mind a nice quadrille with the handsome man in uniform.
From an earlier conversation, she had intimated the following regarding her rsvp...
|As I have recently relieved myself of a most unfortunate engagement with a man of questionable motives a ball would be extremely diverting. |
My aunt, Lady Helena Crowe, is accompanying me in the hopes that I meet an eligible gentleman. She was acquainted with Lady Anne Darcy and is most anxious that I be introduced to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
A Pride and Prejudice Variation
by Jessica Evans
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Is she the muse he needs to reignite his passion?
Elizabeth Bennet, the newest corps de ballet dancer at Ballet Theater of New York, dreams of rising through the prestigious company’s ranks to become a prima ballerina. When she’s cast in superstar choreographer William Darcy’s newest work, she believes she’s one step closer to realizing her dream–until she meets him.
William Darcy, the former dance legend and ballet bad boy, is a jaded perfectionist who dancers both fear and admire. Although touted as the next big thing in the ballet world, he secretly battles a bad case of artist’s block–until he meets Elizabeth Bennet.
Tempers ignite between Elizabeth and Darcy, but he’s irresistibly drawn to the stubborn and beautiful corps de ballet dancer. Could she be the muse he needs to reignite his passion for ballet?
played by Colin Firth
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Mr. Darcy wants to know…
Which dance draws you to the dance floor?
* image source: P&P silhouette, gown for Miss Avis Dunbar (Lori from Psychotic State Book Reviews), Mr. Darcy