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    After an unexpected encounter in Mr Thornton's study during the dinner party, Margaret finds herself trying to understand her complex feelings for the man who both infuriated and excites her. A mid-canon retelling of North and South with more kissing but the same amount angst and misunderstandings. Possibly might be a bit dodgy timeline wise as I didn’t realise everything happens so quickly after the dinner party..

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    7/?
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    44
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    183
    Bookmarks:
    22
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    3167
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    "A happy family is but an earlier heaven" - George Bernard Shaw

    Set in the world of my completed story A Strange Situation, these are basically plotless fluffy happy oneshots that I need to write to cheer myself up during these awful times. Prompts and requests absolutely welcome! They're in a totally random, non chronological order.

    Most chapters are a U (G?) rating and totally family friendly. Any E rated chapters are fully labelled so you can skip those if not your taste.

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    36,714
    Chapters:
    13/?
    Comments:
    146
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    209
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    16
    Hits:
    4958
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    **Formerly titled: MISSIVES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS**
    If the missive had met its mark: What would have been if the stone had struck John Thornton instead of Margaret Hale on that fateful day at Marlborough Mills? A tense, angst-ridden, mid-canon, slow-burn HEA Retelling of North and South from the day of the riot, both book and TV miniseries based. UPDATED WEEKLY
    (Working title: In which John Thornton does a great deal of kissing)

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    64,110
    Chapters:
    12/16
    Comments:
    122
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    142
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    3691
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    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?

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    English
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    31,754
    Chapters:
    8/?
    Comments:
    79
    Kudos:
    37
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    1163
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    A mid-canon retelling of North and South. Starts on the night of the dinner party - what if Margaret and Mr. Thornton understood each other better?

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    31,391
    Chapters:
    11/15
    Comments:
    115
    Kudos:
    141
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    2743
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    Six months after marrying the love of his life, John Thornton finds himself at a loss to explain her sudden change in behaviour towards him. A short, lightly-heated, fluffy one-shot of a turning point in John and Margaret's married life.

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    1/1
    Comments:
    11
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    47
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    489
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    Basically the Napoleonic Wars on the backs of dragons, plus all the other normal artillery and stuff. This is where Frederick is involved in a mutiny, but John already knows who he is, and gets forced into helping by his commander, Mr. Bell, the dragon he captains, and Margaret Hale. Bell, of course, knows exactly what he's doing, and maybe if Dixon would leave the two ALONE for a minute, Bell's goddaughter might actually fall in love.

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    13/?
    Comments:
    26
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    48
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    756
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    Judy Abbott, Caroline Bingley, and Margaret Hale are roommates at a prestigious women's college in this modern, epistolary mash-up of three classic novels: Daddy-Long-Legs, Pride & Prejudice, and North & South. Other characters from the source material and various Austen properties will make appearances, but the story primarily follows these three women as they navigate college. Ship tags will be added as the story progresses, but most ships will be canon-compliant.

    (Formerly titled "And Crown thy Good with Sisterhood")

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    Chapters:
    4/12
    Comments:
    25
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    246
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    Margaret wants a rose bush, but John doesn't like the idea.

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    English
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    100
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    13
    Hits:
    134
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    Wanted to showcase the playfulness I always believed existed (and wish we had gotten to see) among the members of the Hale family. And, Mr. Thornton finds he doesn’t mind Margaret in a cravat. No, he doesn’t mind at all.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
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    49
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    322
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    flowers have blossomed across john thornton's skin from the time he was thirteen. smatterings of baby's breath, the occasional hydrangea, a buttercup...he'd always written them down, knowing that somewhere out in the world, his soulmate was waiting.

    margaret hale had soulmarks on her skin from the second she was born. she'd always assumed her soulmate was a raucous person, based on the inconvenient, obvious placement of the blossoms that would appear on her, like the echinacea that had exploded across her eye.

    neither of them ever expected to find the other, but here they both are.

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    Chapters:
    6/6
    Comments:
    71
    Kudos:
    144
    Bookmarks:
    10
    Hits:
    1728
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    Margaret Hale had never envisioned herself moving to the harbour town of Liverpool.
    She did.
    Margaret had never spent time trying to find a rich husband in need of a wife.
    Mr Thornton did spent an awful amount of time falling for the proud indifferent daughter of Mr Hale.
    Margaret Hale was certain she would forever detest merchants and everything Northern.
    She was wrong.

    AKA the Jane Austen-esque regency AU no one asked for. Rating may go up.

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    English
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    101,818
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    92
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    2466
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    Margaret is obligated to marry John Thornton to protect her family against the malicious rumours that have circulated about her. John loves Margaret, but will Margaret learn to love John. Will included consensual sex in later chapters. Hope you enjoy!

    Language:
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    5,418
    Chapters:
    8/?
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    53
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    1294
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    What if Margaret was an event photographer and John owned a concert venue? A modern AU story, set in the not-quite-current day United States. Starts with the beginning and will end after HEA, with some drama along the way.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    93,182
    Chapters:
    30/30
    Comments:
    17
    Kudos:
    83
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    2773
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    Two years after her mother dies Margaret Hale follows her father, Richard Hale, from Durham, North Carolina to small-town Pennsylvania. Richard's new job teaching at the local community college put him and his daughter in contact with John Thornton, a local entrepreneur looking to finish his bachelor's degree.

    Margaret, having just transitioned from a high-profile criminal defense attorney to public defender, thinks she has the world figured out. She knows the current American criminal justice system is broken, the vast majority of the world's evils come from capitalism, and John Thornton is definitely an ass.

    John Thornton would rather eat glass than listen to the privileged and out-of-touch daughter of his new professor explain to him how the world works. At least, that's what he'd say if anyone asked.

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    This is a modern retelling of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South set in America, all characters belong to her.

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    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
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    24
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    275
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    An alternative ending to North and South where Margaret asks John to come to London in the hope of saving Marlborough Mills at the same time that an unexpected guest arrives at Harley Street. Containing misunderstandings, morning tea and Mrs Thornton.

     
    "Mrs Shaw required three applications of the smelling salts before she came round – You have as yet no tea – Margaret will be displeased.”

    Language:
    English
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    21,874
    Chapters:
    8/8
    Comments:
    62
    Kudos:
    236
    Bookmarks:
    19
    Hits:
    3864
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    A tribute to dance scenes in period dramas.

    Language:
    English
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    21
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    1026
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    (Formerly A Strange Situation) After meeting by chance at the train station, Margaret returns to Milton with John. There she must learn to understand the new life she is about to embark upon. She searches for her own purpose and must deal with the disapproval of those closest to her. (Also posted on ff.net)

    Smut in chapters 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, 33, 36 and 41 if you're looking for the scenes not included on FF.net (wow that's a lot of smut..)

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    English
    Words:
    200,237
    Chapters:
    44/44
    Comments:
    287
    Kudos:
    772
    Bookmarks:
    81
    Hits:
    21935
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    Margaret is a domme on the hunt for a well-behaved sub. Will she find one?

    Language:
    English
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    7,130
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    28
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    1094
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    The day after the mill strike, John Thornton comes calling on Margaret Hale for an important errand. However, he couldn't have picked a worse time. Can their encounter be salvaged? An episode 2 fix-it.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,840
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    107
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    1237

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