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Happy Valentine’s Day!
I’ve actually been getting into a
frisky romantic mood in the past few weeks, probably due to a need to escape the pressures of RL and exams and such nonsense.
My go-to haven turned out to be North and South, and once again, Mr Thornton kissed and made it all better (although no train stations were involved this time around…).
I tend to rewatch this BBC mini-series about 4 times a year, and when the time comes to pop it into the DVD or my laptop, a girl just knows.
There an itch that only a cravat can scratch.
There are emotions that are forgotten more than a pair of worn leather gloves, and they need to brought to light.
N&S is so much more than merely a love story set in a dirty smokey industrial hell of Milton.
I adore some characters, like the Thornton’s, at the same time I adore to loathe others, like the Hale’s (Yeah, that’s right! I said it! They need to ALL climb out of their self-important arses and get with the Milton program!).
As fulfilling as the series is, I decided to go looking for some fanfics that would prolong my N&S glow.
There’s quite a mixed bag out there, and I was horribly disappointed on more than one occasion when I got terribly involved with a plot (as in 3am and I’m still reading…) only to find out the fic had never been finished.
I’d like to recommend some N&S insipred fanfic, but this is by no means a full list.
Please add any other fanfic recs to comments.
Let’s start off with something a bit saucy.
There are two stories I’d like to recommend, both dealing with the physical aspect of John and Margaret’s relationship after they get married.
I love me some smut, but full-blown slash doesn’t seem to work for these two characters, so I really enjoyed the following stories.
Take Her there with me by Redizded
The story is an exploration of how things might be between John and Margaret in terms of sexuality, taking into account their passionate nature, but also the strong Victorian inhibitions and rules that undoubtedly would have influenced any couples’ sex life at that time.
And let me tell you, Mr Thornton does not disappoint ;)
Touch by fiablue
The story is set during the course of one evening.
Margaret and Mr Thornton are forced to marry as a consequence of their actions during the riot.
Emotions are still running high, and they are both having to make some big adjustments to their life.
It’s an interesting take on sexual tension and Victorian sexuality in general.
Plus, who could resist the urge to touch a sleeping Mr Thornton?
Lavender and Ink by FadingWinter
A quick one-shot in more ways than one…
Mr Thornton is alone in his office and can’t stop thinking about Margaret, so he decides to take matters into his own hands… *cough*
Sick of Shadows (chapter 1-8) by lettered
I really enjoyed this fanfic, although it was never finished (but a girl can hope!).
Chapter 9 continues HERE .
You can find what the author describes as Victorian porn (bless her!) meaning the rest of chapter 9 HERE.
Poor Mr Thornton does the right thing and saves Margaret from ruin by marrying her.
This story is full of angst, and the misunderstandings are thick, but there isn’t much John’s love cannot conquer.
John Thornton, Look Back at Me by Loyal Wynyard
You can also buy the book HERE.
John is tortured by the loss of the woman he so desperately loved, only to learn that things are much, much worse, as Margaret is now a married woman.
A Heart for Milton by Trudy Brasure
You can also buy the book HERE.
The is probably the most famous continuation of North and South, and I really enjoyed it.
This tale unfolds the joy, hope, passion, and fulfillment of the love forged between John Thornton and Margaret Hale as the reader follows their journey through the uncertainties of their engagement to the trials encountered in their first year of marriage …and beyond.
Only criticism? Mr Thornton seems to be a ig fan of the missionary position… just saying it like it is ;)
Master of the Mill by whatcatydidnext
Some of you will loathe the story in which Margaret has to get a job at the mill, Mr Thornton is enjoys some rough sexy time with a slutty Miss Latimer and I’m not even going to start on Henry.
I’m adding this to my rec list because it boldly goes beyond what we believe to be true about our beloved characters.
I hope you enjoy my recs and please feel free to leave yours in comments.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!