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Chapter Six – Two Bottles of Wine and a Booty Call by Caitlin Williams and L.L. Diamond — 29 Comments

  1. Well from the sound of the next chapter, they will still be together. Yes, I thought Ellie may live in the Gardeners’ old house.

    So glad nothing came of the booty call. He is a true wanker. I hope Ellie will give him his comeuppance and get her coffee maker back. Ellie, not all men are like Greg. Elizabeth, he is like Wickham. Mr. Darcy is the best of men. I do hope you realize that now.

    Poor Ellie is all exhausted, and Elizabeth is full of energy and curiosity.

  2. Yes, Patty. Ellie is her usual lively self and not giving in to sleep.
    Thanks for reading. Lots of revelations next week!

  3. Leslie, my god, did Elizabeth just use Darcy’s closing line of his letter towards Ellie?! Crikey! 😂😳
    Oh I hadn’t seen the link with the Gardiners house until Gracechurch Street was mentioned but then it was the obvious connection! 👏🏻
    I do wonder what will happen next? Maybe Ellie and Elizabeth will go back to Lambton?! By train from Kings Cross? And hopefully Ellie will meet Tom Darcy again when they have saved Elizabeth has gone back in time and the timeline restored! Really don’t let Ellie reply to that creep to Gregs text! He’s really a creep and such an a******! Goodness if Elizabeth doesn’t go back in time she would make a beautiful front cover model for Vogue! Can’t wait for next weeks chapter!

    • Thanks Sophia. So glad you’re enjoying the story. It’s so much fun to write and having you read along as we go makes it even more enjoyable. I don’t want to give too much away, but our heroines will be off on their travels next week.

  4. You have created a delightful and moving friendship between Elizabeth and Ellie. I believe they have much to learn from each other, and that they shall be changed for the better once Elizabeth returns to her timeline. Ellie coud certainly learn self-respect and confidence from Elizabeth.

    I was a little worried for Elizabeth but she came to no harm during her evening at the pub, and she handled everything with wit and grace.

    I did not guess that Ellie was living on Grachechurch Street, and I look forward to seeing how this will fit in the story and the return of Elizabeth to the regency era.

    Such a delightful story, thank you for sharing with us.

    • Yes I think these two will become friends and form a close bond, as well as learn a lot from each other as the adventure progresses.
      Thanks for reading

  5. Oooh well I did guess right about the Gardiner’s house (I did say it could have been Darcy House as well but never mind that!) I’m so glad they didn’t get drunk. Ellie, please don’t reply to Greg as Theresa is right about him. Elizabeth, I hope you soon realise you should be with Darcy. Now how to get you back there??? I don’t imagine it will be as easy as just going to sleep 😞 You do seem fascinated by the black box with pictures so maybe that could help? No? Well maybe I will just stick to reading 😊, looking forward to the next chapter. Thanks for this one.

    • Yes going to sleep would be too easy, Elizabeth may be right.
      Leslie and I shall have to think of a fitting end for Greg.
      Thanks Glynis

      • Re Greg, there are still stocks on the market place where my mum lives in Chapel-en-le-Frith which is in Derbyshire (probably quite close to Lambton!) I’m sure the local shop would donate over ripe fruit and veg so that would do for starters while I decide on a better punishment more suited to the crimes.

  6. Well now, a really difficult situation and quite enjoyable for a curious reader (you may call him a hooked fish, C&L undoubtedly are experienced anglers). I’m tempted to imagine an even more tangled web, e.g. Elizabeth meeting Tom or Elizabeth looking TV and being suddenly surprised by P&P 1979. Supposedly this might end in severe headache everywhere. I expect, therefore, less disturbing solutions from our authoresses. Maybe, returning to Pemberley might help to clarify E&E’s turmoils – just as in Austen’s original novel. I’m looking forward keenly…

    • You never know what might spark something! We’ll just have to see what Ellie and Elizabeth can manage without really knowing what to do. 🙂 Thanks so much, Walter! We’ll see you next week!

  7. I am so into this story! And this Elizabeth is absolutely adorable!!! I can’t wait to read more. I think that maybe when they wake up next morning Lizzy will still be there? Then they might drive to Pemberley and try something new? Maybe talk to Tom Darcy? And will we get to see how things are in the nineteenth century without Elizabeth? I wonder how her relatives are coping…and Darcy, did he find out about the accident? Maybe she didn’t die but is just very sick and unconscious? So many questions!!! lol

  8. Thank goodness Theresa was there to stop Ellie from answering Greg’s message. Somehow, Greg needs to meet Elizabeth so that Elizabeth’s famous wit puts him in his place and possibly her nutcracker knee placed firmly and sharply to his nuts. Scumbag’s ancestor must have been George Wickham. The bag of nuts scene in the pub was funny. I’m surprised that Theresa never unleashed herself on Greg causing him to speak an octave higher for the rest of his miserable life. She seemed to hate him even before he screwed over Ellie. Ellie needed to give Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice. Seeing her life in print would certainly have been a shocker. 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice would have done her in especially if “her” Darcy would have looked like Colin Firth. That would have been the frosting on the cupcake.

    • LOL! Well, we know that Darcy is a looker by Ellie’s reaction to his portrait. We’ll have to see what sort of feelings we can get Elizabeth to have for Darcy, that is unless she finds herself back when she goes to sleep 😉 Thanks, Carol!

    • Carol, I was thinking Greg had to be George Wickhams ancestor too. Also like your suggestion on how Theresa should have put him in his place. Much more satisfying and dramatic than suggesting having the number blocked and unfriending if on any social media. Yesterday someone left a link in a comment on Abigail,s post of sorting characters into the different houses at Hogwarts and seeing King’s Cross had me thinking of platform 9 3/4. Looking forward to next a new chapter week.

  9. What a fun chapter! I didn’t even think that Ellie would be living in the Gardiner’s home on Gracechurch Street! I will admit, I was not very enthused with Ellie in the earlier chapters. However, now she is growing on me and I like how Elizabeth balances her. Elizabeth’s civility, good manners and positive outlook, I hope will soften Ellie’s brashness and hard edges. I realize her life of hard knocks has made her angry and negative. Her ex-boyfriend is definitely a ‘user of others’ and I am so glad Theresa told her not to answer the text. Looking forward to next week’s chapter!

  10. I am soooooo enjoying this story!! Thank you, Caitlin and Leslie!! 😀

    Poor Elizabeth has handled the time-travel quite calmly in all. Just the “horseless carriages” alone should blow her mind, much less the clothing, the relative freedom of women, the intrusiveness of society, and even the telly. Goodness, she’s handling everything quite well–better than that, even.

    I loved the revelation that Ellie lives in the Gardiners’ home; I did not see that coming at all!!

    And I can’t wait to see what happens next!!

    Thank you for this fun and intriguing story!! As I said, I am soooooo enjoying it!!

    “See” you next week!

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

    • So glad you’re enjoying it so much, Susanne! We’ve definitely had a good time writing it. I think we’re probably just as surprised by Ellie and Elizabeth as the reader sometimes. 🙂 Thanks and see you next Wednesday!

  11. Didn’t see the Gracechurch Street/Gardiner house connection coming at all! Nice touch there ladies. As an aside, did you know there’s a Gracechurch Street here in Yorkshire, in the city of Bradford?

    Please don’t let Ellie contact Greg! He sounds like a real toe-rag if he’s going to steal commission from colleagues. Unless you can send him back in time to get a proper set down from Darcy, or end up doing some sort of really menial job, she’s best rid of him.

    I love Ellie and Elizabeth as a double-act and would love to see them head off together on a road trip back up to Derbyshire. Elizabeth will be very surprised as to how quickly that’s possible nowadays when there are “no horses” available to take them there.

    Looking forward to the next chapter.

  12. Somehow I skipped this chapter but now found it as I am going back and trying to catch up on unopened e-mails.

    No, I would never guess that Ellie lived in Gardiner’s old house. Just never thought about that type of connection with the past.

    Elizabeth is doing rather well considering all the things she never saw before. But I am hoping that somehow Greg is going to get his comeuppance in this story. Is he our modern “Wickham” perchance?

    Thanks for this chapter.

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