The very morning of Miss Darcy's arrival, she and Mr. Darcy come to call on Elizabeth and the Gardiners.
Lizzy is nervous, and the Gardiners realize that something is up. Like, Mr. Darcy might be in love with her.
Miss Darcy is totally sweet, just a little shy—but definitely not proud.
And now it's a real reunion, because Mr. Bingley shows up and is super excited to see them all. (And he's definitely not in love with Georgiana Darcy, which, if you ask us, is a good thing, because the girl is like 16 years old.)
Before they leave, the Darcys invite everyone to Pemberley for dinner the night after next.
Bingley says he has a lot to talk to Elizabeth about, like (hint, hint) her sister.
The Gardiners soon discover that people in Lambton have a great opinion of Darcy, while they don't have many kind words for Wickham.
Well, that's telling. If anybody would know whether Mr. Darcy is actually cruel and unjust, it would be the people who have lived near him (and probably paid rent to him) all his life.
Elizabeth thinks about Darcy all night. Mostly, she feels grateful—grateful that he's not holding her past behavior against her.
Elizabeth and Mrs. Gardiner decide that it would be polite to call on Miss Darcy the next morning.