|Author:||plingy (Authenticated as plingy)|
|Date:||April 9, 2012 at 2:37:54 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: The Alternate Universe Game! by La Reina|
This took me forever. I also may or may not have taken this as an excuse to re-watch several episodes of the infamous BBC-“Pride and Prejudice”-adaption with Colin Firth.
Troy Town, set in Regency England: (I abandoned the Italian-ness of Dylan’s mother and Jules’ American-ness in an attempt to make it a little more plausible. Also, Jules’ last name is actually not an allusion to the character in Pride and Prejudice of the same name.)
It’s the year 1814. Dylan Brady, 21, is home tutor to the two young sons of a wealthy family living in London. His task is to teach the boys in the mornings, mostly about the classics, and read, discuss and take walks with them in the afternoons. Dylan lives with his parents, John Brady, a school teacher of Irish descent, and Siana Lloyd in Kilburn, London, which is also Dylan’s birthplace. He has a twin sister, Rosie, who has recently married a shopkeeper, and two younger brothers: the older one, Spencer, 19, works in a bank, the younger one, Philip, who is 15, is still in school.
Dylan is proud of his profession, but he is not in it with his heart: he has secretly wanted to be an actor ever since his parents took him to see a cheap theatre production when he was a small boy. When he hears of a small theatre in based London looking for permanent actors, he auditions and joins them, keeping this news from his family as well as from his employers and devoting every minute of his spare time to his new job.
One afternoon in Hyde Park on a walk with his two pupils, Dylan meets Juliet Wickham, the daughter of a businessman, with her sister and mother. After a few more accidental meetings they start to fall in love and Dylan starts the complex Regency courtship. Juliet’s parents are at first not too happy about this, but when the business familiy’s business relations and prestige suddenly decline, Dylan is accepted by Juliet’s parents. This doesn’t even change after Dylan makes his acting ambitions public.
Juliet and Dylan get married. Thanks to Juliet’s still quite wealthy parents, they can afford to move into a small house near the Wickhams’ family home. Soon, Dylan’s theatre company takes off and he can quit his tutor job and becomes a full-time actor.
Cut to happy ending and riding into the sunset...wait, I'm mixing my clichés. :-P
This message was edited by the author on April 15, 2012 at 4:20:58 AM
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