|Celandine's Chronicle (celandineb) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2007-12-24 16:48:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: celandineb, dec24, fandom: jane austen, year: 2007|
Dec24, Jane Austen, Darcy/Elizabeth, Check and Mate
Title: Check and Mate
Fandom: Jane Austen
Note: Drabble written for tayefeth for holiday 2007.
"Checkmate," said Fitzwilliam Darcy. "Admit, my dear Elizabeth, that this game is better suited to the masculine brain than the feminine."
"I will not," Elizabeth retorted. "No innate distinction permits your victories; rather your greater experience. For how long have you played?"
"Since I was twelve."
"And I but these half-dozen games. 'Tis no fair trial. I daresay Georgiana agrees?"
"I could not say," Georgiana demurred, touching the piano keys softly.
"We shall practice together, then," said Elizabeth as she began to reset the board, "and show your brother that women may apply logic and reason as well as men."