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Trust and Providence - Chapter 39

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Title: Trust and Providence
Author: Rachel Smith Cobleigh
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Mary/Matthew, Sybil/Tom (STEAMM)
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 422,200+ words
Chapters: 39/46
Status: In progress

Story Summary: What if Mary had trusted Matthew with her secret and immediately accepted his first proposal? An alternate universe starting from episode 1x06, tightly interwoven with canon. Major Sybil/Tom, and some Edith/Anthony, Anna/Bates, Cora/Robert, and Carson/Hughes. Includes depictions of intimacy, discussions of faith and philosophy, strong language, disturbing wartime imagery, racial slurs, and character death (but Mary/Matthew and Sybil/Tom end happily!)

New Chapter Summary: Amidst various conflicts, the Crawley family goes to Duneagle to celebrate Christmas. Rose learns a valuable lesson, Matthew makes an important business decision, and Tom and Sybil finally get married!

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Tags: alternate universe, character: anna, character: anthony strallan, character: charles carson, character: cora crawley, character: edith crawley, character: elsie hughes, character: isobel crawley, character: john bates, character: mary crawley, character: matthew crawley, character: robert crawley, character: rosamund painswick, character: rose macclare, character: shrimpie macclare, character: susan macclare, character: sybil crawley, character: thomas barrow, character: tom branson, character: violet crawley, fanwork: fanfiction, series 1, series 2, series 3, series 4, series 5, ship: anna/bates, ship: anthony/edith, ship: carson/hughes, ship: cora/robert, ship: mary/matthew, ship: sybil/tom

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