“Thank you, Carson. You’ve always been so kind to me. Always. From when I was quite the little girl. Why is that?”
“Even a butler has his favorites, m’lady.”
“Does he? …I’m glad.”
Taking a little break from my finals by drawing some Downton Abbey art! I drew what I thought Mr.Carson and Mary looked like in the early days. Mr.Carson taking Mary to pick some flowers or whatever around the estate. :) I love those two so much!
Trying a different approach in coloring too!
#‘well i think my husband is dying but come here guys pep talk we’re still going to run the best dinner ever’ #sometimes i forget the men exist #sorry carson #tbh the women run this show #this is a mrs.hughes is hbic and gets shit done appreciation photoset #too bad we can’t say the same for you carson #well now we all know who really runs downton
Downton Abbey AU
Did you miss me? I need you to come back
She is still here, working in that big house he had left years ago, needed to leave behind. It would have broken his heart every day. She had told him “no”, had not accepted his proposal, had wanted to stay at Downton. They had given up their young love, that seed that had been planted, cherished, nourished, kept alive for a year and a half. He had not written, had not send cards for her birthday. But she was always with him. In his dreams.
He is retired now, has opened a small shop in the nearby town, hopes every day that they’ll meet accidentally. When he sees her walking down that street it feels as if they had never been apart. He finds the courage to write to her then, lets her know how he feels, that he still loves her. Letters pass between them, sheets filled with loving words, secret dreams and wishes. And he asks her again, is nervous this time. Cannot sleep for days before they meet. “Will you marry me?” She smiles. “Kiss me. And yes, I will.”
…and felt the need to revisit this (I can’t repost it from the original, ah well).
originally from therewolf005:
Carson: “Don’t envy me, Mrs. Hughes. You know what they say (pauses for dramatic effect), uneasy is the head that wears the crown.”
Mrs. Hughes: ….
Mrs Hughes: “I hope you won’t show an example of rudeness to the younger staff…”
I can only aspire to be as awesome as Mrs. Hughes.