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Katelyn said:Hmm. Rethinking my last theory. Ending up with some huge gambling debt would be good to play off of Lydia's age/vulnerability/shame-bringing/Darcy-saving, but what really happens in the book? Lydia runs off with Wickham for her own fun but when Darcy saves the day, she gains the pride of her mother, to Lizzie's annoyance. So what could modern Lydia do that would, if rescued by Darcy, cause their mother to be so happy for Lydia? It can't be something so simple as a money problem that disappears once over, it has to have some sort of permanence. It makes me lean more towards the marriage or pregnancy theories after all. Thoughts?
Hmm. Rethinking my last theory.
I don't know if this counts as a spoiler... better safe than sorry
Katelyn said:Oh! New idea for Darcy's rescue: instead of straight money, he gives Lydia a job so she can support herself/anyone who comes along, also meaning Lydia wouldn't need to continue with school where she's clearly unhappy.