Because 1 o’clock in the morning is a perfectly sane time to begin watching an episode of Downton Abbey
I’m going to go watch more "House of Cards", because HOORAY FOR evil!Kevin Spacey! :oP
in your “Underground” universe story, I would *LOVE* to hear your thoughts about Tom and Sybil’s reunion after he’s hired at DA; we know that she ended her engagement to Bellasis (I can’t remember if Tom knew she was engaged or not when they met) and of course THEY KISSED ;o) but now that he’s working for her family, WHAT will be their reactions when they see each other again (did he know she was an Earl’s daughter?) how will they behave in that first meeting? What will they say to each other when they have the chance without others watching/listening? DETAILS PLEASE! :oP
I have often thought about writing a follow up to this one, but I also love leaving the possibility just hanging there. Who knows, maybe inspiration will strike one of these days.
Anyway, to answer you questions …
Tom Branson doesn’t know the specifics of her relationship to Tom Bellasis when he meets her, but she makes mention of “my” something and he immediately picks on the fact that there might be someone in her life. He didn’t know she was an earl’s daughter specifically, but he guesses that she is of aristocratic stock. She doesn’t mention her last name to him, only that she lives up north.
When he takes the job in Yorkshire, he may not admit it to himself, but on some level he thinks about her when he takes it and wonder if he will ever cross paths with her. Neither expects it when it happens of courseI imagine that he hears her name spoken before he actually sees her and momentarily wonders. Ultimately, he convinces himself that it’s not her because it would be too unlikely and anyway, he know if it is her that she’d not be allowed to be his friend. So when he sees her for the first time—she is coming out of the house as he is waiting by the car holding the door open—he is marginally more prepared for it than she is.
DOES HE CATCH HER????
Argh, should I start on my EAST fic update? Or put it off just a little longer to work on something else? I did have some DA&Z feels earlier this week, but I also want to get back to that distopian AU I started in June based off "Black Mirror"…and I have been having MAJOR Sarah/Bellasis feels for a while…and even though I just updated SoES, I mean really, can the world get enough butler!Tom?
*siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh* oh the “problems” of a fanfic writer ;oP
yankeecountess said: Fanfic ask! So, in the daemon's AU, what would the daemon for their daughter be? Have you imagined this?
After leaving this so late to answer (this ask is in reply to this post) I have a very disappointing response because I actually haven’t planned this AU this far!
I have thought about the birth of their daughter but I haven’t thought so far ahead to when her dæmon would have settled. Mainly I get a little stuck on how sex works with constant animal companions who can’t go more than a few metres from your without both human and dæmon experiencing physical pain but… Yes. Hand-wave when I get there I feel…
Now that you’ve brought it up I am thinking about it though, except I’m still not sure what. I imagine when she’s younger her dæmon would be quite changeable. And I can so see it imitating her parents’ ones too. Like going into town with her Da and an Irish Wolfhound puppy trotting along and walks with Mama and a little ermine on her shoulder.
This also makes me think her dæmon would be very inventive and creative too. I think they’d experiment with his form a lot too and I feel like he’d be very eager to try everything and anything out, for example neither Tom nor Sybil would be surprised to see her reading a book about Antarctica next to a penguin.
I hope that’s something, even if it’s not quite a proper answer lol.
AH! Thank you, I love the idea of little Saoirse Branson walking down the street next to her father with a little wolfhound puppy! So cute!