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                                        Summer Hearts

                         Chapter 3- Some Good Company

"Where do you want this?" Tom refused to admit it, but Sybil was right. He should of let her help him carry it down the hall.

"Oh you can set it next to the bed." She was holding the door open as he walked through.

Putting down the trunk, Tom swore as he stood back up only to see Sybil smirking up at him.

Tom sighed. “I should have let you help.”

"Told you."

Tom rolled eyes as she turned her back towards him and started to unlock the trunk. It was then that he realized that it was the first time he’d been in her room.

Gif and photo not mine.

Ahhhhhhhh! YOU DID IT! YOU DID IT!

(via highclere-awards)

From the EAST Alliance 2013 vault…

Mary opened the door to find Tom and Sybil on the other side, looking at one another as in love as two people could be. She cleared her throat with a smile.

"Hi, sis," Sybil said, letting go of Tom’s hand to give Mary a hug and kiss.

"I don’t think I’ve pointed this out before, Tom, but I’d like to make it known for the record that Edith was Matthew’s idea. I would have steered you in the proper direction from the start.”

Sybil laughed, and Tom scratched his head and smiled bashfully.

In the short time that he and Sybil had been going out—the same amount of time Anthony and Edith had been going out—Tom and Edith’s infamous date had already become the stuff of legend among the Crawley family.

"Well, she met Anthony while out with me, so I suppose it all worked out," he said as Mary stepped aside so they could come in.

"Everybody wins!" Sybil said brightly, spotting Anthony and Edith talking with Matthew on the balcony.

Mary laughed. “Isn’t it nice when that happens?”

The Crawley Sister You Were Meant For by magfreak
**manips by angiemagz

COUNTDOWN TO E.A.S.T. ALLIANCE DAY!
(Sunday, Aug. 3)

Get ready…

broadwaybaggins:

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

magfreak:

So, a couple of days ago, I reblogged an ask meme about fic. Yankeecountess sent me an ask via PM, but I’m only now getting to it. Her question was about the one-shot Undergroud

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. 

She faints.

;p

"She faints…"

SHE FAINTS?!?

DOES HE CATCH HER????

swoooooooooooooooooooooon!!!!!!!!

cassiemortmain:

You might remember that, in the run-up to s4 of DA, I posted a ‘transcript' for the first scene of that season, according to what I wanted to see happen based on my LSL headcanon for s3.  Based on a few posts I've been seeing, I felt inspired to do the same thing for the new DA season which is starting in a couple of months.
So - below, I’m ‘transcribing’ the first of a couple of scenes I’d like to see in the first episode of s5.  Since I did not watch s4, they fit within my s4 LSL AU, where Sybil and Tom are living in London with their daughter - Sybil is training to be a doctor while Tom works as a journalist. (If you want to check out the stories I’ve written for that AU, you can find them all linked here.)
I’m jumping ahead a couple of years here to 1925, when s5 might start, with a visit by the Bransons to Downton Abbey.  
***
Downton Abbey*
Season 5 (AU) - Episode 1, Scene 1
[OPENING CREDITS]
[EXT. DOWNTON VILLAGE - AFTERNOON]
[A clear blue sky is visible behind the steeple of the village church as the opening theme fades out.  The camera returns to ground level, to find a mother duck leading her ducklings across the street to the pond on the village green.  A car stops short behind the ducks, the driver honking its horn, which attracts disapproving glares from a couple of local matrons walking down the street with their shopping baskets.
We hear a child’s laughter.  A young girl, aged about five, runs past a bed of early summer flowers waving in the breeze.  She’s heading towards a trim woman in late middle age, who leans down to take her hand.] 
MRS HUGHES
Now, Aislín, you promised to be good, remember, and walk quietly through the village with me.  Do you want to come and feed the ducks?
AISLIN
Oh yes, please, Mrs Hughes!
[Mrs Hughes and Aislín walk out of frame towards the duck pond, and the camera pans back to the main street, where we see Sybil and Tom walking along, hand in hand.
We see Sybil laugh at something Tom says - their eyes meet and a spark flashes between them.  With a quick glance behind him, he pulls her into a space between two houses, pressing her against the wall and kissing her.  She responds eagerly and, as the camera pulls back, we see Tom’s hat fall to the ground.
The camera pulls back further to find another young woman standing in the street, looking towards the alleyway into which the Bransons disappeared (clearly, she saw what happened).  She’s carrying some books under one arm, and is wearing a fashionable cloche hat over her auburn hair.  
When Sybil and Tom emerge, breathless and laughing, Tom putting his hat back on, they spot her.  Smiling, they walk towards her.]
SYBIL
Hello - how do you do?  I don’t think we’ve met.
SARAH
I’m Sarah Bunting, I teach at the village school.
SYBIL
How nice to meet you, Sarah.  [They shake hands.]  I’m Sybil Branson, and this is my husband, Tom.
SARAH
It’s a pleasure.  Are you here in Yorkshire on honeymoon?
SYBIL
On honeymoon?  No, we’ve been married for nearly six years now.  What made you ask that?
SARAH
[Embarrassed] Oh I do apologise, it’s just that when I saw you a moment ago, you seemed so…
SYBIL
Please don’t worry about it, Sarah.  My own family is always telling us off for showing too much affection in public! [Sybil takes Tom’s arm and they exchange the kind of glance Robert would be horrified to see them share in the village street.]

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AHhh! This is GREAT, Cassie, I love the idea so much!  Here is my S5, I embrace this S5, I look forward to more!  BRING IT!

cassiemortmain:

You might remember that, in the run-up to s4 of DA, I posted a ‘transcript' for the first scene of that season, according to what I wanted to see happen based on my LSL headcanon for s3.  Based on a few posts I've been seeing, I felt inspired to do the same thing for the new DA season which is starting in a couple of months.

So - below, I’m ‘transcribing’ the first of a couple of scenes I’d like to see in the first episode of s5.  Since I did not watch s4, they fit within my s4 LSL AU, where Sybil and Tom are living in London with their daughter - Sybil is training to be a doctor while Tom works as a journalist. (If you want to check out the stories I’ve written for that AU, you can find them all linked here.)

I’m jumping ahead a couple of years here to 1925, when s5 might start, with a visit by the Bransons to Downton Abbey.  

***

Downton Abbey*

Season 5 (AU) - Episode 1, Scene 1

[OPENING CREDITS]

[EXT. DOWNTON VILLAGE - AFTERNOON]

[A clear blue sky is visible behind the steeple of the village church as the opening theme fades out.  The camera returns to ground level, to find a mother duck leading her ducklings across the street to the pond on the village green.  A car stops short behind the ducks, the driver honking its horn, which attracts disapproving glares from a couple of local matrons walking down the street with their shopping baskets.

We hear a child’s laughter.  A young girl, aged about five, runs past a bed of early summer flowers waving in the breeze.  She’s heading towards a trim woman in late middle age, who leans down to take her hand.]

MRS HUGHES

Now, Aislín, you promised to be good, remember, and walk quietly through the village with me.  Do you want to come and feed the ducks?

AISLIN

Oh yes, please, Mrs Hughes!

[Mrs Hughes and Aislín walk out of frame towards the duck pond, and the camera pans back to the main street, where we see Sybil and Tom walking along, hand in hand.

We see Sybil laugh at something Tom says - their eyes meet and a spark flashes between them.  With a quick glance behind him, he pulls her into a space between two houses, pressing her against the wall and kissing her.  She responds eagerly and, as the camera pulls back, we see Tom’s hat fall to the ground.

The camera pulls back further to find another young woman standing in the street, looking towards the alleyway into which the Bransons disappeared (clearly, she saw what happened).  She’s carrying some books under one arm, and is wearing a fashionable cloche hat over her auburn hair. 

When Sybil and Tom emerge, breathless and laughing, Tom putting his hat back on, they spot her.  Smiling, they walk towards her.]

SYBIL

Hello - how do you do?  I don’t think we’ve met.

SARAH

I’m Sarah Bunting, I teach at the village school.

SYBIL

How nice to meet you, Sarah.  [They shake hands.]  I’m Sybil Branson, and this is my husband, Tom.

SARAH

It’s a pleasure.  Are you here in Yorkshire on honeymoon?

SYBIL

On honeymoon?  No, we’ve been married for nearly six years now.  What made you ask that?

SARAH

[Embarrassed] Oh I do apologise, it’s just that when I saw you a moment ago, you seemed so…

SYBIL

Please don’t worry about it, Sarah.  My own family is always telling us off for showing too much affection in public! [Sybil takes Tom’s arm and they exchange the kind of glance Robert would be horrified to see them share in the village street.]

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AHhh! This is GREAT, Cassie, I love the idea so much!  Here is my S5, I embrace this S5, I look forward to more!  BRING IT!

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

incognito-princess:

su-o:

X

Ok, photo-wizards, when am I gonna get a thought bubble full of Sybil?

incognito-princess:

su-o:

X

Ok, photo-wizards, when am I gonna get a thought bubble full of Sybil?


I’m gonna marry that girl
no matter what you say
marry that girl
and we’ll be a family

I’m gonna marry that girl

no matter what you say

marry that girl

and we’ll be a family

(Source: piperholmes)

scottish:

hearin a really shitty pun
image

makin a really shitty pun
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(via psychoanthrowalker)

Tags: lol so true so me

yankeecountess said: Fanfic ask! So, in the daemon's AU, what would the daemon for their daughter be? Have you imagined this?

repmet:

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!