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Joined 11-07-11, id: 3409294, Profile Updated: 02-27-14
Author has written 17 stories for Downton Abbey.

Hello dahhling! I'm an ardent and exclusive Sybil/Tom shipper. I love Tom and Sybil Branson and they will always be my OTP. I'm also an Alfred/Reed shipper and I write the occasional fic about them.

Thank you for reading and reviewing! I hope you enjoy!

My inbox is always open so feel free to PM me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.

If you have a tumblr, you can find me at pointlessthingsispendmytimeon. There's a fair amount of S/T-related posts on my blog, but a lot of it is interspersed with a lot of random things. Sift through it if you like and follow me if you want! And if you ever have any questions, you can reach me through my ask box on tumblr as well. You don't need to have a tumblr to drop an ask in my inbox.

I will never EVER write 3x05 compliant fic. If I do, you will be warned properly. Sybil will always live in my stories and Tom will not end up with anyone else. They're my OTP so why would I ship them with anyone else?? I MEAN DUH.


A full list of my writing (tumblr drabbles and FictionPress) can be found here: (Link takes you to my blog)

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Seven Deadly Sins Companion Links

Translations for Sybil's Other Partner in Crime

breathe, love by Pointless Things (3x05 compliant. The full collection of poems.)

I would also like to say (and I can't believe I even HAVE TO) that all the writing is mine, and any use or distribution of my writing without my express written consent is absolutely prohibited. The characters may not be mine, but the stories and poems are.

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Imagine by shana.rose reviews
A series of ficlets based on the prompts from the Tumblr blog Imagine Your OTP. Mostly moderns but will have some canon based ficlets.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 87 - Words: 42,021 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10h - Published: 1/15/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
A Real Education by foojules reviews
Modern AU. Tom Branson is a PhD student and an unlikely newcomer to sex; coed Sybil Crawley has been around the block a few times and enjoyed it very much, thank you. Sparks fly when the two meet while studying overseas... but will they catch fire or fizzle out?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 157,185 - Reviews: 302 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 5/20 - Published: 4/1/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Home by wslowry reviews
The lives of Tom and Sybil Branson, both in Dublin and Yorkshire, as told through an anthology of stories. Proudly AU from 3x05 onward. Now up: Chapter 27, "Quid Pro Quo." March 1928: Politics, young love, and creatures run amok.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 219,135 - Reviews: 310 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/9 - Published: 11/16/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C.
Erin go Bragh! by cassiemortmain reviews
Ireland forever! My collection of AU ficlets from the Bransons' life in Ireland - their marriage, their children, their work, and their experiences of life during the turbulent years of the 1920s and beyond, plus some little milestones from their lives at Downton Abbey. Update - the Branson family makes a trip to Yorkshire for the wedding of Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 28,758 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/30 - Published: 4/30/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Calendar Girl by The Yankee Countess reviews
It's Christmas, 1942, and Tom Branson and fellow members of his unit receive a special calendar to help "boost soldier morale" and remind the boys "what they're fighting for". While his friends gawk and howl at the various pin-up models, Tom can't stop gazing at the woman featured for his birth month, nor the connection he feels for this beautiful stranger.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,629 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/14/2014 - Published: 1/29/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson
A Fool's Errand by piperholmes reviews
World War 2 AU-Nurse Sybil Crawley has spent the last year surviving the bombs dropped on London, long shifts at the hospitals, & the horrors of war, but now she faces the disgrace of returning to Downton a compromised woman. Tom Branson, recovering from wounds sustained in battle, has grown very fond of his nurse & is desperate to help. But will their impulsive plan work?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,693 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 5/12/2014 - Published: 1/24/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Beautiful Collisions by elleisforlovee reviews
To the world's amusement, Sybil Crawley and Tom Branson have been best friends since they were children. Sybil grew up in a house full of secrets and now at the age of 18 she has one of her own, one she can't even share with Tom. *A Modern AU fic*
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 63 - Words: 394,617 - Reviews: 862 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 2/28/2014 - Published: 2/1/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Snowed In at Sundance by The Yankee Countess reviews
Tom Branson is a screenwriter, and his wife, Sybil Crawley is an actress. Both are in Park City, Utah, promoting their film "Time Has Brought My Heart to You". However, on the day they were meant to be leaving to return home, a huge blizzard hits and they are forced to wait it out. What's a couple to do? Across-the-Rubicon challenge: "Branson's Snowed In" **NOW** WITH A FOLLOW UP!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,613 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/24/2014 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
One Step at a Time by Dorkout reviews
Modern AU Sybil is back at home with her parents, not entirely by choice, more by a need to heal after the end of a bad relationship. With the help of family, her passion for the art of dancing and an Irish chauffer, maybe the healing can finally start to begin. warning for mentions of domestic vilonce and much later possible sexytimes
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 153,673 - Reviews: 308 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 1/15/2014 - Published: 2/11/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Bloodlines by Dorkout reviews
Tom Branson has just begun his lone journey away from his homeland to become the next chauffer at Downton Abbey. An exciting prospect, but will he ever make it? An encounter with a dark and dangerous creature puts his future on the line. If he survives the night, he has eternity to make something of himself. Vampire!Tom - Downton Abbey meets The Vampire Diaries….sort of!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,963 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/8/2014 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
I (heart) You by dustedoffanoldie reviews
To appease her best friend, Sybil reluctantly creates a profile for an online dating site. She doesn't expect anything to happen. But there is that one guy who messages her, and makes her laugh, and causes her stomach to do flip-flops. But who is he? And is her heart ready to go from virtual reality, to actual reality? Rated M for future chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,209 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 11/6/2013 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Love's Journey by The Yankee Countess reviews
The story and romance of Tom Branson and Lady Sybil Crawley is retold through a series of letters, diary entries, and personal POV thoughts, spanning from Branson's arrival at Downton in 1913, and ultimately leading to their journey to Ireland in (Part of the "Love's Journey Saga"-a *happily ever after* Downton universe) NOW COMPLETE!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 175 - Words: 581,125 - Reviews: 1437 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 9/28/2013 - Published: 1/16/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Moving Forward by ScarletCourt reviews
The Bransons move out of Downton to the Estate Manager's Cottage. An AU where Sybil and Matthew live and Edith marries Sir Anthony in 3x03. Same universe as The Journey to Happiness and Branson and Crawley. Chapter 9: We're Home! - Final Chapter - Sybil and Tom finally feel like the cottage is home. Birthday fic for the amazing PiperHolmes!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,944 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/24/2013 - Published: 8/17/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Physical Therapy by magfreak reviews
Modern AU. After an accident that nearly kills him, Tom Branson has a long way to go to rebuild himself physically. Physical Therapy Nurse Sybil Crawley wants to help, but given their history will he let her? (Bonus: Evil!Edna)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 44,735 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C. - Complete
Flirting With the Flu by shana.rose reviews
Sybil giggled at his stage whispers. Her husband could be quite dramatic at times. "Tom you are not!" A fluffy one-shot involving Tom having the flu.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 441 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Love On the High Seas by shana.rose reviews
Sybil Crawley always loved it when her father, Admiral Robert Crawley, took her with him to sea. She always dreamed of sailing off to different lands and exploring the world, but when she meets a man willing to make her dreams come true will she be able to give up the only life she's ever known? AU story taking place during the 1800s, when exploration & ships were at their peak!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,956 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/25/2013 - Published: 11/1/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Duties of a Valet 101 by LauraHuntORI reviews
Alfred dresses Branson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 628 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/14/2013 - T. Branson, Alfred N. - Complete
Relief by The Yankee Countess reviews
The baby refuses to nurse and Sybil is feeling both frustrated as well as in a great deal of pain. She badly needs relief. Thank heaven her husband is there to help. Inspired by a "DA kink meme" on Across-the-Rubicon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,247 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/11/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Hotel Heiress-The Rewrite by MissPixieWay reviews
She's rich, she's famous, she's every man's fantasy and every woman's dream. But Sybil Crawley, heiress to the Downton hotel fortune, wants something more, she wants freedom. But it isn't until she meets the new family chauffeur, Tom Branson, that she realises that freedom can come at a cost, one that money can't buy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,524 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C.
A Christmas Treat by gothamgirl28 reviews
Modern AU. Sybil and Tom Branson are spending their first Christmas as a married couple with Sybil's family and at the Crawley family estate, Downton Abbey. Sybil's father disapproves of his son-in-law, but Tom quietly puts up with it. Sybil decides to give her husband a little treat to say thank you. Not the best summary, but please read.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,011 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Revolution Sybil Style Now! by foojules reviews
Sybil Crawley/Tom Branson modern AU: early 1990s. Sybil plays drums in a riot grrrl band! Tom is a bassist/bicycle mechanic! They meet at a rock show: love, lust and drama ensue. Rated M for profanity and, of course, adult situations.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 43,359 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/23/2012 - Published: 10/8/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Second Housemaid by Mergatroid Skittles reviews
AU. Tom Crawley is the drunken, useless, youngest son to the Earl of Grantham. Sybil Branson is the Irish immigrant second housemaid at Downton Abbey. A story of role reversal that will oh so loosely follow the gist of the DA we know. Tom/Sybil.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 38,187 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 12/9/2012 - Published: 11/3/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C. - Complete
Five Days Without by gothamgirl28 reviews
This is my response to doubtandabbey's "Anywhere but a bed" challenge on tumblr. Sybil has been working the night shift at the hospital all week long, and she and Tom haven't been together in five days. Saturday arrives, and with it a plan of Tom's to enjoy each other.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,535 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Her First Love by The Yankee Countess reviews
She had waited so long for this moment. She remembered all the work she had done, all the canvassing, all the meetings she had attended, and the secret rallies she had snuck out to without her family's knowledge. This was happening…this was finally happening! A story about a great lady, and the great cause she fought for women like us today (For Sybil Suffragettes Everywhere!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,338 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
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Lilacs and Warm Vanilla reviews
On the worst day of Tom's career, he meets an unexpected stranger. Super late Secret Santa Fic Exchange for foojules. I'm honestly so sorry.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,707 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/30 - [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
A Week at the Ritz reviews
After two years of separation, Reed and Alfred unexpectedly run into each other in New York City. Will the spark be as bright the second time around? IN PROGRESS
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,493 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2014 - [Alfred N., Reed]
Mercy reviews
Series 2 AU: Tragedy strikes Tom and Sybil in York. Yes, I will continue writing this fic! Rating goes up for language.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 40,550 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/14/2014 - Published: 8/11/2012 - [Sybil C., T. Branson]
Mythology reviews
My S/T Secret Valentine Fic for the wonderful whatsthisautumnsorcery. Tom goes on an adventure that will change his life, but will his journey come at a price?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,375 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/1/2014 - Published: 2/11/2014 - [T. Branson, Sybil C.] - Complete
Hurricane Tom reviews
A disaster leaves Sybbie in tears and lands Tom in hot water. Happy belated birthday Sybbelle! COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/16/2014 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] Sybbie B. - Complete
Sybil Crawley and her Tommy Bawn reviews
Tom decides to take Sybil out to the cinema, but what they see blurs the line between fiction and reality. Set in Dublin 1920. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,394 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2014 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Four Months and Twenty-Two Days reviews
SURPRISE! This is my S/T Fic Exchange story for the lovely shana-rosee! Merry Christmas! PROMPT: Sybil and Tom are trapped together and end up having a heart to heart. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,386 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] Sybbie B. - Complete
Quirky Couple reviews
Written for Lady Sybil Lives Day/Week. Series of one-shots depicting Tom and Sybil's quirky, loving marriage. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,975 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/24/2013 - Published: 10/11/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Hide and Seek reviews
Tom and Sybil have an unexpected connection in their past. Birthday fic for babageneush. COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,437 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/21/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
The Cackling Old Man reviews
My EAST Alliance fic. Tom helps Anthony through a rough time. BONUS ENDING! COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 557 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/4/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Edith C., Anthony S.] - Complete
breathe, love reviews
A selection of poems chronicling the relationship between Tom and Sybil Branson. WARNING: 3x05 compliant. I apologize in advance for the horrible feels. Link to complete collection can be found on my profile page. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 597 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/1/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Take Me Out to the Ballgame reviews
Modern AU: Two pairs of friends go to a Cubs-Sox game. Will sparks fly or is the hatred between these crosstown rivals too much? T for language. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,080 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Seven Heavenly Virtues reviews
Another collection of vignettes for the S/T ship to enjoy! This is the companion piece to my other fic Seven Deadly Sins. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 31,497 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/15/2013 - Published: 11/18/2012 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Page 147 reviews
2x03AU Did Tom really have a mitral valve prolapse? THREE chapter arc. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,705 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/2/2013 - Published: 2/5/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
The 12 Lays of Christmas reviews
MERRY CHRISTMAS S/T SHIP! ENJOY THE SMUT!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,897 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 2/19/2013 - Published: 12/20/2012 - [Sybil C., T. Branson]
The Prospect of Love reviews
A small one-shot depicting a ship that should have been allowed to sail. I've never written any other ship other than S/T, so I'm sorry if there's some OOC-ness on either side! XD COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,010 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/10/2013 - [Alfred N., Reed] - Complete
Seven Deadly Sins reviews
A collection of vignettes exploring the darker sides of Sybil and Tom that we didn't get to see in DA. COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 22,271 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/17/2012 - Published: 10/31/2012 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete