Reviews for Survivors
Rachel Smith Cobleigh chapter 1 . 8/30/2013
Excellent.
Guest chapter 1 . 11/26/2012
Really beautifully done:) Please do some more like this!xx
AnniellaEyes chapter 1 . 11/12/2012
Beautiful- such a poignant piece of writing and wonderfully timely. I felt a little guilty yesterday, thinking of Downton during a Remembrance service, but then I realised it doesn't matter whose face you put on it, remembering and learning is the important thing, and you've shown that in a great way here.

Thank you for sharing :)
cd1 chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
Short but to the point. We will remember them.
Belle of Books chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
I love this. It acknowledges the effects and doubts of the war in a way that the show has failed to do, even though I believe that they should have acknowledged it in some capacity. I love the last bit about how their stations, in that moment, ceased to matter; the only thing important was that they were all survivors. I really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Willa Dedalus chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
Well first off I knew 2 of the three would be Matthew and Thomas but I forgot about Alfred. Gasp!
This fits nicely into head canon, Matthew and his toast to William. I've always appreciated that Thomas was with William for his wedding. Poor Matthew did not get to go to that or his funeral. ;(
Thanks for sharing this.
luvgoround chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
I'm sure it would have been like this for our war heroes who came home from the wars. Well written and Downton Abbey's WWI period does give us a good reminder of what our grandparents and great-grandparents and other relatives went through. Thank you for writing it.
1life2ROCK chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
I really like that you wrote this piece. Very well written and a great way to honor the day.
gothamgirl28 chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
This was great. I was wondering if anyone would write a fic about Remembrance Day (Veteran's Day here in the USA), and I'm glad someone did. This was perfect: short, yet filled with all the emotions that veterans/survivors have. As the gradndaughter of a WWII veteran, I know how difficult it is for the outsider to understand what happened and for the soldier to discuss it. Matthew, Alfred and Thomas reminded me a bit of conversations with my grandfather about the war.
Mrs Danvers chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
This is wonderful, short yet sensitive and heartfelt. The Great War was such a huge event in the lives of everybody lived through it, above all the men who fought, and it resonated through their lives to such an extent that many of the survivors said that they could only share their memories with each other because no-one else could even begin to understand. Thank you for this.
Remingtonkeys chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
Nice, but on Remembrance Day don't forget the older generation. Robert and Bates were soldiers, too. And Bates seems to have been wounded in some attempt to save Robert, earning the earl's longstanding devotion and friendship. Perhaps they'd share a beer, too?
thorteso chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
An unlikely, but fitting group.
Thanks for posting!
EOlivet chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
That was lovely. :D I didn't even remember that Alfred was a veteran, but it makes sense. :) You did a great job with him - the "innocent" of the group. LOVED the subtle references to Thomas' injury, almost like a tic at this point. :) Matthew was so very much the leader here (though aww, I loved Alfred paying for their drinks!) It reminded me about the brief time Alfred valeted (sp?) Matthew - aww! Loved to see these three as comrades in arms, and their survivors guilt was quite poignant. Beautiful fic - keep writing! :)
OrangeShipper chapter 1 . 11/11/2012
Oh, I adored that! I really felt Thomas' attitude was completely true to character, and Matthew's remembrance of William... Such a lovely idea, and I love the solidarity between the three of them. Wonderful and touching and sensitive. Thank you for sharing it! :)