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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

Chapter 14: Unmasked Ball

A visit to Richard’s flat reveals more of his private life than just his residence.

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Posted on August 19, 2013  ·  with 14 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.


Chapter 13: Overtures

A night at the opera provides an interlude from Mary’s troubles; will it also prove an introduction for something more?

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Posted on August 8, 2013  ·  with 14 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

Chapter 12: Game, Set, Match

Tennis proves more than a spectator sport when Mary and Richard attend a championship match with their siblings.

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Posted on July 21, 2013  ·  with 17 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

Chapter 11: Family Outing

Carlisles and Crawleys and bear—oh my!

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Posted on July 9, 2013  ·  with 12 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

Chapter 9: Mothers and Daughters

Grief drove Mary from Downton, but life with Matthew’s mother and son turns her thoughts back home. Will her own mother and sister be able to help, or only hurt her further?


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Posted on June 21, 2013  ·  with 14 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

 Chapter 8: Unfinished Business

Interviewing a prospective land agent for Haxby Park forces Mary and Richard to ask long overdue questions about themselves. But will the answers violate the terms of their agreement?


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Posted on May 30, 2013  ·  with 13 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

 Chapter 7: Choosing Teams

Mary and Richard give teamwork a second chance, and a heart-to-heart with her sister’s widower encourages her to rebuild her life in whatever way she can. But does Isobel approve?

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Posted on May 23, 2013  ·  with 16 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.


Chapter 6: Sincerest Apologies

Richard and Evelyn have similar ideas, but whose execution will elicit a more favourable response from Mary?

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Posted on May 16, 2013  ·  with 8 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

Chapter 5: Quiet On the Front

Evelyn’s familiar candour delivers unexpected new perspectives on the War, but the view from Richard’s newspaper office appears to have changed little, if at all.

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Posted on May 2, 2013  ·  with 11 notes · via
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khaleesa:

For rohwyn, who requested Mary x Richard in a 21st century election campaign.

Campaign Trail

Richard’s text arrived in the middle of Mary’s dress fitting at Alexander McQueen.

Come home immediately.

She excused herself from the alterations clerk, whose irritation showed through her a taut smile and gracious words, made only because of who her client—and her client’s husband—were, and stepped off the platform to reply.

Fine—If you don’t care how I look at the gala. Otherwise, I’ll come as soon as I’ve finished my fitting.

No sooner had she tucked her iPhone back into her purse with a smug smile and stepped up onto the fitting block than another text arrived from Richard.

I don’t care.

With a sigh, Mary made her apologies to the clerk, who grudgingly agreed to squeeze her into her schedule the following  day, and hastily dressed. Richard’s demands were nothing she hadn’t signed on for when they came to the mutual decision that if he was serious about the political aspirations he’d always harboured, now was the time to run for parliament, and they were seldom unreasonable. They were even less frequently delivered in so curt a fashion, she reflected on the drive home, so it must be really important. She felt sincerely sorry that nearly an hour elapsed before she blustered through the front door, breathless with apologies.

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Posted on April 19, 2013  ·  with 18 notes
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khaleesa:

la-bella-borgia and hobgoblinsandpeachfuzz both requested Mary/Richard in Westeros, so that’s my excuse for the mega length of this one. ;) There’s no accounting for the crazy, though…

Whispers

When her lord father told his three daughters they would travel down from the North for a tournament in Lannisport, Mary passed the long journey in the wheelhouse with her lady mother, grandmother, and sisters, pretending not to care about their speculations about which knights and lordlings would beg their favors to wear into the lists.

“What need have I for a husband?” Mary asked. “It seems unlikely Mother should give Father a son so late in life—” She felt a little pang as Lady Cora glanced away, blue eyes brightening with a sorrowful expression. “—and he may choose to name me heir to House Grantham.” 

“But what if Prince Rhaegar is smitten by your beauty?” asked Sybil, snuggling against Mary beneath the fur they shared for warmth.

Mary could not feign coolness at that. “Of course I’d give up being Lady of Downton to be Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, sweetling.”

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Posted on April 17, 2013  ·  with 20 notes
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.


When Mary ventures out into the new world of London nightlife to meet an old friend, it’s not only the venue she finds unfamiliar.

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Posted on April 17, 2013  ·  with 16 notes · via
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Fanfic: Last Rose Of Summer

khaleesa:

The 4th of August, 1914 marks Aurora Carlisle’s first birthday, and Downton Abbey is en fête. With the onset of another First on the same day, will it be the party that lives on in the family’s memory? [A Girl In Black ‘verse]

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Posted on April 10, 2013  ·  with 10 notes · via
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khaleesa:

1913: After a rushed autumn courtship and wedding, a honeymoon to Paris gives Mary and Richard the opportunity to see a bit more of the world, and even more of each other. [sequel to A Girl in Black]

Chapter 2: Parlez-vous

The revelation of an unexpected gap in Richard’s knowledge tests just how well he and Mary can do together.

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Posted on April 7, 2013  ·  with 10 notes · via
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khaleesa:

When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.

Chapter 3: Pushing In
Isobel sticks her nose in the Crawley girls’ business. Will Mary or Edith take it worse? And will Isobel’s meddling bring the sisters together, or pit them against each other?


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Posted on April 2, 2013  ·  with 8 notes · via
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