At some point, a commoner who often read sermons proposed to Jane, but was rejected.
Aberration timeline: Sunjay's arrival at Bath and his circulation of Kamadeva's ashes made a lust outbreak in the town, leading to Jane satirizing romance due to the chaotic society. This led to her discontinuing and not publishing her writings. Mona's shirt, which was contained text full of references to Jane Austen's work, were erased one by one, ensuing the Legends to go on a mission to capture the magical fugitive causing the aberration.
Current timeline: In Bath 1802, Jane Austen attended a wedding. Just before it started, she heard Sara noted that she was glad to not be Mr. Dockerty's bride. Jane remarked that a man's attractiveness is only equal to his wealth, a comment that her older sister Cassandra shushed her for being rude. When the bride, Ms. Sinclair, entered she revealed her true feelings for their scullery maid Ellen, and subsequently, making Mr. Dockerty making love with her bride's mother, and a lust outbreak occurred, puzzling everyone else.
Later at her house, Jane was writing a letter when she was visited by Sara and Mona. She informed them of the town's strange behavior just after Lord Remington arrived in Bath and remarked on the horrendous situation that Ms. Sinclair was in. Confused, Mona asked why she, of all people, is not one to celebrate true love, to which Jane replied that Ms. Sinclair would be cut off from her family's fortune and doesn't believe that love can overcome any obstacle, remarking that Mona was a fool for believing such a thing. Enraged by the opposite of what Mona expected Jane to say, she was about to let Wolfie out when she was stopped by Sara, and the two left to go find Lord Remington instead.
That night, Jane was writing when an enraged Wolfie broke into her home and blamed Jane for making her a hopeless romantic and taking risks with love, saying she was a liar in her future works. Jane figured out that Wolfie was Mona and with pride, she proclaimed that one should only marry for love and revealed that she rejected the only man who ever proposed to her, putting out Wolfie's anger and transforming her back, astounding Jane.
When Mona asked why Jane mocked exchanging true love for fortunes, Jane admitted that all her works have been rejected by publishers, fooling herself that true love cannot be achieved and decided to stop writing, and prepared herself for penury when her father would die. Mona, convincing that Jane is her favorite author, also convinced Jane to continue writing, as she saw the inspiration gleaming from Mona's eyes. She revealed that her books were about a partnership based on love and mutual respect, not on losing control and giving in to one's emotions so impulsively.
Jane Austen went on to be celebrated as one of the greatest authors of romance, inspiring even 21st century readers such as Mona Wu to follow their heart's desire, an idea that Mona thought was about giving in to one's impulse, but was later revealed to be about mutual respect.
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- Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.