|Reviews for A Parent's Delight|
| Mimi chapter 1 . 7/5/2014
This was a lovely missing scene. You write Isobel and Matthew's relationship so perfectly.
| Joystar chapter 1 . 6/23/2013
Gorgeous! Thank You.
| Pemonynen chapter 1 . 1/5/2013
So generally I am actually doing alright now...and then I read something like this and just start crying again. :( I'm clinging to the fact that he was happy though, so very very happy. *Sigh*
Anyway. This makes up for the complete lack of Matthew/Isobel moments in S3, and I accept this as happening. I love that Isobel remembered when she had Matthew and recognised that same look of absolute awe and adoration! And I bet Matthew was grateful that Isobel was there when he couldn't be. Just lovely. :)
| darkblueyank chapter 1 . 1/1/2013
Hugs back. Yay Isobel. Hugs Isobel.
You captured how Matthew is swept by emotion so well here. I usually am good about forgetting who actors are when I watch them work - that's their job, after all, but when I watched the scene with Matthew meeting his child, I couldn't help but recall a quote I read of Dan Stevens saying that the first blood relative he ever knew was his daughter. I have heard other adopted people make the same comment about their (genetic) children. When I watched the scene I wondered if Stevens channeled that into the outpouring of Matthew's joy and love. Or if that's not the style of acting he does.
| Forlovealone chapter 1 . 12/30/2012
I am crying
I just wished Matthew did not die. I cannot accept that I won't be seeing him again.
I only have fan fictions pfrom wonderful writers like you to keep him alive.
| virtualclutter chapter 1 . 12/30/2012
This was balm to my poor heart. I've just watched the CS (we were not in the UK around Christmas) and even though I had seen some of the spoilers it was still so awful. I think the end of the episode will take a long time to sink in... Thank you for writing this, for focusing on this happy unseen moment.
| EOlivet chapter 1 . 12/28/2012
"I'll see you shortly"...nooooo! I love this idea for a missing scene, that the last time Matthew saw his mother wasn't the train to Scotland. I adore your Dr. Clarkson (IDK, you just have him so right - and of course the fact that M/M's baby wouldn't come into the world quietly :) And Isobel's recollection of Matthew as a baby...oh, it's too much. So well-done, as always. I'm going to miss them so much, and now I can barely see through the tears to write this. Simply beautiful work, as always - PLEASE keep writing! :D
| Guest chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
Such a sweet one-shot. I had such a smile while reading your story. Thank you. Well done.
| heratulipsia chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
there are no words. why oh why would dan stevens want to leave when he knew they'd have to kill off matthew?! how could he do that to mary?! ugh, so depressing. I'm leaving it in your capable hands to get me through this. I love all your M/M stuff, and I can't wait to see what you come up with- both keeping in canon to see how mary and the family cope, but also erasing it from my mind like it never happened with a happily ever after story! PLEASE tell me you have ideas... :)
| luvgoround chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
It was wonderful. You did a perfect job of filling in this scene before Matthew walks into Mary's room. I'm still crying, but I look forward to more of your wonderful writing. Please change the canon. Can't stand to say goodbye to Matthew. Can you make their time together a little hotter when she says she deserves a decent kiss. Their kiss was nice, but a little more would be nicer.
| didyouhaveagoodtime chapter 1 . 12/27/2012
What a wonderful, beautiful story, a perfect prequel to what happened in that hospital room after Matthew got in. You know, the final two minutes were so shocking and I knew something terrible was going to happen, that I couldn't feel the final M/M scene as much as I would've had the CS ended well, but then I rewatched it tonight, and it is a beautiful scene, and Michelle and Dan acted the hell out of it. They are so beautiful Matthew and Mary, they didn't deserve this end, and to see Matthew so happy and so emotional holding his child, losing his voice over it... Ah, I just can't. I will miss them and dear Matthew so dearly... But thank you for your story, the last moment of fluffyness and happiness before tragedy strikes.
| Kay chapter 1 . 12/26/2012
Just perfect! Tender, loving and so gentle, just as it should have been.
| 1life2ROCK chapter 1 . 12/26/2012
Sobbing, literally sobbing at Matthew's death. I love this little last moment between him and Isobel that you wrote. Oh and he's so happy about the birth "his baby" sooo good
| Avivush chapter 1 . 12/26/2012
*Sobbing* so beautiful.. I refuse to knowledge what happened next *sobbing* thanks for the Fic it helps
| thorteso chapter 1 . 12/26/2012
I just finished watching the episode 10 minutes ago and jumped into the fan fiction. So utterly heartbreaking. I knew DS was leaving the show, but to kill off Matthew... I just can't bear to think of the future. Matthew and Mary will always be the center of Downton for me.
Thanks for writing this scene of mother and son, I just wish it wasn't their last.