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    A/N: This is my Downton Abbey drabble and ficlet thread. I'll be posting short pieces with most characters and multiple genres. Sometimes I like to add in AUs, but I want to make sure I am getting the characters right before going off track.

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    After the royal visit, life barely returns to normal at Downton Abbey. A series of marriages, births, and deaths would be difficult enough for the occupants even if there weren't vicious criminals on the loose. Familiar faces from the past come back to haunt the current occupants, and once again Downton plays host to an unwelcome guest. Stuck in the middle of all of it, Thomas Barrow must come to terms with what it means to be a flawed human being, and lay to rest all the demons of his youth.

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    11/?
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    "Andy was stood at the doorway eyes wide, gawking, as anyone would, at the scene in front of him. It is not a common occurrence, after all, to walk in on the Butler of Downton abbey and a royal Valet snogging in an office"

    What would've happened if Andy had been just a minute later to announce the royal departure? What would he see? Who would he tell? It's all well and good, advising to be circumspect, but agreements have to be approved on both ends, and the words "I promise" are so hard to say when two mouths are pressed together.

    (Or tracking how fast information spreads in a house as big as Downton with staff unable to keep their mouths shut about anything. Ever.)

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    11/?
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    When ex-soldier John Bates takes the nurse job offered by his old army commander Dr Robert Crawley, he intends to build a fresh start for himself. In time, he will end up helping a young blond-haired and blue-eyed woman get one for herself too.
    A story of love and rebuilding oneself after domestic abuse.
    Alternate-Universe, modern era. A fanfic with a soundtrack!
    This work is dedicated to my dear friend C., who is still struggling with her own Alex.

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    Chapters:
    16/?
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    This is the story of how Thomas Barrow finds love. It's not an easy story as he is not an easy character. Drama follows him wherever he goes.

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    12/?
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    When her father dies, Anna Smith discovers that he has another daughter, named Shelagh.
    Shelagh Mannion knew all her life that her father preferred his daughter Anna.
    They are sisters, but resentment and pain keep them apart.
    This is their way to make up for lost time.

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    Thomas Barrow died in a bathtub in 1925, only to wake up back in 1910 on his way to Downton Abbey. Whether this was his personal hell or a second chance did not matter. He made the decision to live through it all over again. This time though, he would do everything in his power to be happy at last.

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    2/?
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    When Tom Branson get a wedding invitation to his cousin Grace's wedding the Crawley's have no idea what they're getting into by getting involved in the lives of the Shelby's.

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    12/?
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    When Mr. Molesley finally proposes Miss Baxter is more than surprised when the first word out of her mouth is "No". In the aftermath of her denial Phyllis is forced to face the unresolved parts of her past while Joseph and the Downton staff do their best to support her through the process.

    Follows Phyllis Baxter and Joseph Molesley's relationship following the events of the Downton Abbey Film and Phyllis's history with Peter Coyle 10 years prior.

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    Chapters:
    14/?
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    Bookmarks:
    3
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    Something must have happened to his brain when he'd tried to kill himself, a lack of oxygen or something, and now he was hallucinating all the people who had died at Downton Abbey. Lady Sybil and William and Mr Pamuk, that was just his guilty mind playing tricks on him. The others were just from stories he had heard during his time at the Abbey. The Black Monk and Grey Lady. That must be it, and it was probably only temporary. He only wished the ghosts knew that so they would leave him alone.

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    Chapters:
    6/?
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    What if the Royal visit hadn't quite turned out as everyone had planned? Can the Crawley's cope with what could be a tragedy not only for the house, but for the country?

    Rating will change when I work out where it’s going

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    Chapters:
    5/?
    Comments:
    23
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    The chronicles of the staff at the small (but surprisingly posh) Downton Court Hotel, Yorkshire, England.

    Series
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    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    37
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    Jimmy is Thomas' happy ending and instead of a suicide attempt, we get a reunion. Three days and two nights they share after a long time apart. Plus the aftermath.

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    Chapters:
    2/2
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    In one awful night, Anna Smith learns Lady Mary Crawley’s most shocking secret: a handsome Turkish diplomat named Mr. Pamuk died suddenly in her bed. The Crawley women are able to hide his death and avert the immediate scandal. But the mystery still nags at Anna’s mind. How exactly did Kemal Pamuk die, and why? It’s a mystery that she can’t resist trying to solve. But as she learns more and more, danger draws near…

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    Chapters:
    8/?
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    14
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    Bookmarks:
    4
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    After twenty years of silence, Thomas is thrown back into his family's lives with many consequences.

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    5/?
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    31
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    29
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    Charlotte Bronte has written: “No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.”
    Thomas Barrow would agree with her, and he has to find his happiness in his own time fighting his demons. Those around him will eventually understand him.

    Series
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    Chapters:
    7/?
    Comments:
    27
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    96
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    8
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    AU where Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are husband and wife throughout the series. Set during the third season.
    Mrs. Hughes discovers a lump and she makes a plan.
    PART II: Carson worries about his future and his families as he realizes they're all getting older.
    Disclaimer: There is outdated language in this story when referring to people with disabilities and POCs, so just be mindful of that going in. It’s very mild, but I think a disclaimer still should be used.

    Images created via apple phone apps Photoshop Mix and PicsArt.

    *Important Update: I've decided to end this story at chapter 10. I'm saving chapter 11, in case I decide to do a part 2 for this, but for now I think it best to end this story here. Thank you all again for the wonderful comments you've made on this fic.

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    Chapters:
    11/11
    Comments:
    27
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    23
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    1
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    Seeing how Thomas likes kids, I decided to come up with a story in which Thomas ends up having to take care of a newborn.
    To be canon compliant, this story takes place in 1927, after the movie.

    Language:
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    12,889
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    31
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    139
    Bookmarks:
    16
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    2827
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    Sometimes things are just meant to be the way they are.

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    Chapters:
    20/?
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    Thomas is hiding a deadly secret; turned into a vampire by his ex lover, he desperately tries to find a way around becoming what the world expects him to be. Battling his own severe mental health problems, and the judgements and expectations of others, Thomas is struggling to stay afloat in the depths he has to go to make things right.

    Lyrics and title from Swim For Your Life by Pale White. I recommend giving it a listen, good for fans of Des Rocs, Cage the Elephant and The Unlikely Candidates.

    Language:
    English
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    645
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    13
    Hits:
    115

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