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05 July 2014 @ 07:57 pm
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Title: Trust and Providence
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 105,000+ words
Chapters: 13/40
Status: In progress
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex, frank depictions of religion, strong language
Summary: What if Mary had immediately accepted Matthew’s first proposal? Where might events have taken them if she’d trusted him with her secret from the start? An alternative universe (AU) story starting from Series 1 Episode 6.

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the safest hand is the one that lets go
Author: shallowness
Rating: Universal
Characters/Pairing: Elsie Hughes
Summary: Written for the prompt ‘Any, any non-wizard fandom, AU where someone gets a magic wand’ at comment_fic
Author's Note: 393 words.

 
 

Title: Nothing Stays the Same
Author: shallowness
Rating: Universal
Characters/Pairing: Lady Edith Crawley
Summary: We all hurt/we all lie/and (we all learn that) nothing stays the same

Disclaimer: Not mine, don’t profit.
Author's Note: With thanks to ComingAndGoingByBubble for beta reading this, all errors are mine. Set between series 4 and the Christmas special, spoilers for the latter. Title and summary from ‘Nothing stays the same’ by Luke Sittal Singh, which is a song that’s always been connected to this show in my mind. 2,137 words.

At my livejournal. At fanfiction.net. At AO3.

 
 
07 June 2014 @ 12:38 am
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Title: Trust and Providence
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 94,400+ words
Chapters: 12/40?
Status: In progress
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex, frank depictions of religion, strong language
Summary: What if Mary had immediately accepted Matthew’s first proposal? Where might events have taken them if she’d trusted him with her secret from the start? An AU from episode 1x06.

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29 May 2014 @ 08:02 pm
I'm looking for a beta reader for an Edith-centric fic, just over 2,000 words long, set between the fourth series and the following Christmas special, with spoilers for the latter. Could anyone help?
 
 
28 May 2014 @ 12:30 am
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Title: Trust and Providence
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 79,600+ words
Chapters: 11/40?
Status: In progress
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex, frank depictions of religion, strong language
Summary: What if Mary had immediately accepted Matthew’s first proposal? Where might events have taken them if she’d trusted him with her secret from the start? An AU from episode 1x06.

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22 May 2014 @ 06:08 pm



What would you like to see happen in season 5? These are some of my wishes:

1.) I hope Mary doesn't end up with either Gillingham or Blake, but instead chooses Mr. Napier. I've liked him since Season 1 for his openness and humor, and he seems a worthy successor to dear Matthew. The other two leave me cold.

2.) I hope Branson doesn’t get involved with the pushy school teacher, Sarah Bunting, as I never warmed to her either. Rather, I would love to see him marry Edith, allowing her to keep her daughter. He once asked if there would be another earl’s daughter brave enough to take him on, and she needs an understanding husband to help her raise the child. Once the family finds out the truth about the baby (and you know they will), Lord Grantham might see it as the perfect solution to both their problems.

3.) I would like to see Dr. Clarkson become jealous as Lord Merton continues his attentions to Isobel, and become more assertive.

4.) I wish Robert would return to the kind and caring man of Seasons 1 & 2 instead of the pompous boob of Seasons 3 & 4.

5.) Don’t bring back Shirley Maclaine without giving her anything to do. I wouldn’t mind more of Harold, although I think he was badly cast.

6.) Enough of Rose! More Violet!

7.) Again, I am championing a relationship for Mrs. Patmore with Mr. Mason. It could be a secret, with everyone downstairs wondering where she’s going and what she’s doing. They deserve to be happy, and together act as surrogate parents to Daisy.

8.) I also want to see a real romance (and possible marriage) for Molesly and Miss Baxter. Until last season, he was simply the comic relief, but now he’s been fleshed out into a real character. Life has kicked both of them around, and they deserve a happy ending.

9.) Also, isn’t it time to find reciprocal love interests for Thomas and Daisy? And what about a baby or two for Anna and Bates?

So what does everyone else think? Let’s hear your wishlist.
 
 
11 May 2014 @ 08:34 pm







Trust and Providence Cover

Title: Trust and Providence
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 67,300+ words
Chapters: 10/40?
Status: In progress
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex, frank depictions of religion, strong language
Summary: What if Mary had accepted Matthew’s first proposal? Where might events have taken them if she’d trusted him with her secret from the start? An AU from episode 1x06.

Start at the beginning

Read the latest chapter

 
 
29 April 2014 @ 11:30 pm







Trust and Providence Cover

Title: Trust and Providence
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 57,300+ words
Chapters: 9/40?
Status: In progress
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex, frank depictions of religion, strong language
Summary: What if Mary had accepted Matthew’s first proposal? Where might events have taken them if she’d trusted him with her secret from the start? An AU from episode 1x06.

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Read the latest chapter

 
 
13 April 2014 @ 09:40 pm







Trust and Providence Cover

Title: Trust and Providence
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 47,900+ words
Chapters: 8/40?
Status: In progress
Warnings: graphic depictions of sex, frank depictions of religion, strong language
Summary: What if Mary had accepted Matthew’s first proposal? Where might events have taken them if she’d trusted him with her secret from the start? An AU from episode 1x06.

Start at the beginning

Read the latest chapter