hey, could you do a pride and prejudice rebelcaptain au with Jyn as Darcy and Cassian as Lizzie?
Could I??? COULD I?????? I shall. Please completely ignore the fact that SW names don’t fit at all with Regency-era England and any historical mistakes, lololololol.
1. Miss Jyn Erso was not born into money. In fact, the Ersos were known very much for being on hard times and when she was eight years old, Jyn was sent to live with a (much richer) family friend so as to give her a better
life. There, she had a new sibling under the care of Mr Saw Gerrera at
Pemberly, one Bodhi Gerrera, who was of a sweet and anxious disposition and
quickly became her closest brother and friend.
2. Miss Jyn Erso is now technically rich enough that she doesn’t
need to marry. Saw isn’t sure whether he is ever going to succeed in
it, since Jyn is … not a people-person. She is sullen at any dinner
party, dances with no one at balls, will talk to no one but Bodhi. “No one
wants to marry a woman with such an unpleasant temperament!” Saw will yell at
her sometimes, but she simply brushes it off. It would be hard pressed to find
a man of her equal status anyway.
One summer, the Gerrera’s notice that Netherfield Park is free to rent.
3. Mr Cassian Andor has one elder brother and three younger
sisters. The Andors do well at Longbourn, but as the second brother, Cassian
knows that he must marry just as well as any of his sisters must. It is his
mother’s sole wish that her children all be settled one day (if not for their happiness, then at least so
that they can keep the house). When they hear of the Gerrera’s moving into
Netherfield, the entire village of Meryton goes wild. Cassian often rolls his
eyes at the hysterics, especially when they finally make it to a ball at
If he ever does marry, it won’t be because of money.
4. “Might I introduce - Mr Bodhi Gerrera and Miss Jyn
Cassian had noticed the woman from across the ballroom, though he wasn’t sure
she had even looked up all evening. She clearly stuck to herself, and
wasn’t at all interested in engaging him in conversation. Her adoptive brother
was much more attentive, speaking to the entire family happily, though Cassian
noticed him elbow his sister more than a couple of times. All the women were going to fawn over him instead, so he supposed that Miss Erso thought herself above all this. His first impression
hadn’t been off to a great start…
But quite often, first impressions are never ideal to
solely judge on. It takes a lot of heartache, miscommunication and a rather disastrous
proposal before Cassian starts to realise that maybe he was quite wrong about
Miss Erso after all.
5. He knows he should not propose to her. No, there is a
difference between marrying rich and marrying far above his station, and Miss
Erso is in another class entirely. Not to mention that after all that has
happened, he is doubtful whether she would be willing to ever marry him at all,
even if he wasn’t so much poorer than her… until the day she comes to him.
He knows how uncomfortable she must be and how much nervousness she must be supressing to
say, “I - I know much has happened since I last spoke-” (’spoke’ was
putting it mildly when one remembered them screaming at each other) “-of
my feelings towards you. But I am here to say that my affections and wishes are
unchanged … unless - one word from you will silence me on this subject