Be not alarmed, Bingley, on receiving this letter, by the apprehension of its containing any repetition of the officious interference, which you made clear in your last letter were so disgusting to you…
What happens when a Mr. Darcy with:
Hidden but hopeful romantic leanings
A secret wealth of sly humor
Blinkered self-deception in the face of factual evidence
An abhorrence of disguise of every sort
…Is faced with a thoroughly peeved Charles Bingley, more confident of his own feelings for a certain Miss Bennet? This Mr. Darcy is a master of the #sorrynotsorry method of defending the indefensible.
…You must pardon the freedom with which I demand your attention: your feelings, which I have so undervalued, will bestow it most unwillingly, but I demand it of your justice. I have apologized to Miss Bennet. Or more accurately, I have attempted to apologize to Miss Bennet. Although you crept back to Hertfordshire without a word to anyone, I declare my duplicity to be the more reprehensible. Never the less, I will only add, God bless you.
Who is Darcy to You?
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