Author has written 54 stories for Downton Abbey.
An American living in America, but an anglophile at heart. Lover of of all things related to "Downton Abbey" but especially stories involving dashing Irish chauffeur Tom Branson, and the lovely and rebellious Lady Sybil Crawley.
I solomnly swear to give readers Happy Endings, because life can be too cruel at times and we all deserve to be happy, at least when it comes to reading about characters we love.
Also, as a Sybil/Branson shipper in the realm of "Downton Abbey" and all AU universes inbetween, I solomnly swear to NEVER kill them off; no matter the story, no matter the genre; you are guaranteed that they will live in my work, no matter how harrowing the situation seems, you can at least relax in that knowledge. This is my vow, as an author to you, dear reader.
The LOVE'S JOURNEY Saga
Love's Journey a retelling of Branson and Sybil's romance, but through the perspective of letters and diary entries, with the occassional POV scene. (COMPLETE) *Highclere Award Winner*
Love's Journey: Stepping Stones a companion piece to "Love's Journey", covering the "missing years" between seasons 1 & 2 of "Downton Abbey" (COMPLETE)
Love's Continuing Journey A sneak peek at my latest project, coming in early 2013! Enjoy this preview chapter, a rewrite of a certain episode. (rated T for now; will eventually be rated M) (IN PROGRESS)
READING ORDER FOR THE LOVE'S JOURNEY SAGA:
-Read chapters 1 - 40 of Love's Journey (covers series 1)
-Read Love's Journey: Stepping Stones (covers the "missing years" between the two seasons)
-Go back to Love's Journey and continue reading at chapter 41 (covers series 2)
Love's Continuing Journey begins with the Sybil and Tom arriving in Ireland weeks before their marriage, and will cover some of the events of series 3, but be an overall "rewrite" of that series and future DA series.
OTHER MULTI-CHAPTER FICS:
A Tale of Two Twins What if Sybil Crawley had a twin sister? What if Tom Branson had a twin brother? But something happened in their respective childhoods that separated the siblings, and over twenty years later, the pairs are reunited? An idea that started as a joke that soon became the ultimate period rom com, complete with siblings swapping places and falling in love with someone who *might* be out of reach...or are they? (IN PROGRESS) *Highclere Award Winner*
Calendar Girl Downton Abbey set during WW2; Tom Branson is serving in the British 8th Army, and for Christmas his unit receives a calendar of lovely English pin-up girls. But there's something about Miss May, something about her smile that seems to have a hold on him. Will he ever find his mysterious calendar girl? (IN PROGRESS)
Downton Abbey & Zombies(inspired by AMC's "The Walking Dead")
Father of the Bride A "pre-season 3" story, based on a few images from the ITV trailer *and* my own need for closure between Robert and Sybil on the fact that he wasn't there on her wedding day. Emotional and heartbreaking in some areas, but fluffy and romantic thanks to Tom (COMPLETE) *Highclere Award Winner*
Fifty Shades to Larry Grey a story that tries to explore the character of Larry Grey, looking at the varied layers of who he is, his hopes, dreams, desires, and faults. Semi-AU. (IN PROGRESS) *Highclere Award Runner-Up*
Just & Loyal written for the 2013 Tom x Sybil Secret Santa Fanfic Exchange for Adanwen, who requested a Sybil/Tom story where they are students at Hogwarts and sorted into Hufflepuff House. Begins with their first year, and follows them all the way to their seventh and a little beyond. VERY AU. (COMPLETE)
Scandal on Eaton Square a new spin on Sybil/Tom's romance. Sybil Levinson (yes you heard that right) is the only child of Harold Levinson. Sybil is raised by her Aunt Cora and Uncle Robert, alongside their daughters Mary and Edith. It is also while in England that Sybil takes an interest in the suffrage movement, and would much rather devote her time and attention to it than finding a husband. After the death of her father, Sybil is more desperate than ever to keep the fortune hunters at bay, and is in need of a new butler. But where can she find such a man? Enter Tom Branson... (rated T for now; will eventually be rated M) (IN PROGRESS)
We Are the Bransons! a collection of one-shots inspired by various prompts that cover a wide variety of genres and ratings. (Forever IN PROGRESS)
The Worst (Crawley) Witch written for October 2013's "Rock the Paranormal AU" theme; to every generation of Crawley women, there is a witch born. Sybil happens to be that witch, but sadly, she's not very good. Before All Hallows Eve of her twenty-first year, she is to create a spell for both her sisters, and in trying to make a love spell for her sister Edith, she accidently places the spell on Sir Anthony Strallan's Irish chauffeur... (COMPLETE)
Modern AU stories:
Love (and Downton) Actually ("Downton Abbey" meets "Love Actually")
My Sister, the Matchmaker (2013 EAST story)
Who Wants to Date a Crawley Sister? (2013 STEAMM story)
Go the Distance written as a fic promotion for Allen Leech's participation in the 2013 London Marathon; modern AU Branson family fluff
Jack-O-Lanterns The Bransons are visiting Downton, and it's All Hallows Eve; their daughter wants to share one of her favorite traditions from Ireland with the entire household. Fun and fluffy; a "sequel of sorts" to Father of the Bride. (COMPLETE)
In a Hopeless Place (a sequel to "Heaven in Hell" found in "We Are the Bransons!"; a "Downton Abbey & Zombies" AU) Tom and Sybil's greatest challenge during the zombie apocalypse is about to take place... (COMPLETE)
It's a Girl! AU story, where Tom and Sybil and their little girl participate in the village's nativity play on Christmas Eve (another "sequel of sorts" to Father of the Bride). (COMPLETE)
Shipper Battle Cry!
THE "TONIGHT OR TOMORROW" COLLECTION
Master of the House, Mistress of the Manor Ongoing collection of stories involving the Bransons and roleplaying (Forever IN PROGRESS)
The Cardinal Rules modern AU, written for the 2013 Tom x Sybil Secret Santa Fic Exchange for the-she-celt. Tom is given his father's sacred rugby shirt, and is given some very specific rules in how to take care of it and when to wear it, but especially, who SHOULDN'T wear it. Will Tom follow the rules? Or when he meets a certain Englishwoman, will those rules be broken? (IN PROGESS)
Drive My Car modern AU "crack-ish" idea, where it's Mary's hen night, and Rose has made arrangements for the bridal party to have some "fun" at an all male strip club. When Mary refuses to take the stage for her bachelorette lap dance, Sybil suddenly finds herself on the spot...and in the presence of a very sexy Irishman... (Forever IN PROGRESS)
The First Time He Said based on the Tumblr prompt, "imagine your OTP talking dirty to each other for the first time". WARNING: contains dirty talk (COMPLETE)
For the Girl Who Has Everything Tom gives Sybil a very special present for Christmas (Now with a special New Years bonus chapter!) Answer to Across-the-Rubicon's challenge "Anywhere at Work" (COMPLETE)
Half-Past Two Sybil receives news that she and Tom may resume certain..."activities", after the birth of their daughter. Answer to Across-the-Rubicon's challenge "Anywhere But Bed" (COMPLETE)
Hunka, Hunka, Burnin' Love set in the "Drive My Car" universe. It's Sybil's birthday, and Tom did tell her that he's now a "dancer for one"... (COMPLETE)
The Huntress and Her Guardian written for October 2013's "Rock the Paranormal AU"; the Huntress is a warrior who fights demons, but every huntress is given a guardian, an angelic being sent to watch over and protect her. But one thing that is absolutely forbidden between huntresses and their guardians: never fall in love (COMPLETE...for now)
Insatiable Tom has created a monster and her name is Sybil. Answer to Across-the-Rubicon's challenge "Caught in the Act!" (COMPLETE)
Relief Sybil is desperate for help when the baby refuses to feed (based on the Across-the-Rubicon kink meme prompt) WARNING: contains sex involving lactation (COMPLETE)
Snowed In at Sundance Sybil/Tom modern AU, inspired by pictures of "the Bransons" at the Sundance Film Festival (thanks to the amazing Piperholmes) and in answer to Across-the-Rubicon's challenge "Bransons snowed in" (COMPLETE)
When Did It Happen? In response to the challenge for more Sybil/Branson "M"-rated stories. After a surprising discovery, Sybil and Tom try to figure out when it took place. (COMPLETE)
Unreasonable Luxuries Mary has installed something new at Downton, and Sybil and Tom decide to give it a try...together. Answer to Across-the-Rubicon's challenge, "Anywhere With Water" (COMPLETE)
MORE ABOUT ME! (because I pretend people really want to know) :oP
*BIG* lover of period drama, BBC television, & British literature, including the works of Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Other Favorite TV Shows: "BBC Sherlock", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", "Castle", "Elementary", "Game of Thrones", "Grimm", "Once Upon a Time", "The Walking Dead"
Favorite Books (besides the classics mentioned above): "Chronicles of Narnia", "Harry Potter Series", "Frankenstein"--best book I read in college! Romance novels by...almost everyone; I love historical romance
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