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Author has written 6 stories for Downton Abbey.

USA, the southern part. Yes, I have the accent to prove it and, no, I'm not ashamed of it.

Historian by day, writer by night. I've always enjoyed creative writing and have been doing so since college. I even wrote fan-fiction back in the dial-up days, but never published anything - it was just for fun and relaxation. I don't watch a lot of television, but when I catch a show I like, I fall pretty hard for it - hence, my writing about Downton Abbey.

“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” John Jakes

"I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful. We are all prompted by the same motives, all deceived by the same fallacies, all animated by hope, obstructed by dangers, entangled by desire and seduced by pleasure." Samuel Johnson


HOME, Character and Date Key

This is as much for my reference as well, since chapters have been posted out of order and characters seemingly come and go.

Lord and Lady Grantham's Grandchildren
Bobby Branson (b. July 1920)
David Crawley (b. Sept 1921)
Edward “Teddy” Crawley (b. April 1923)
Saorise Branson (b. March 1924)
Louise "Lucy" Crawley (b. April 1926)
Róisín "Rosie" Branson (b. June 1927)
Brendan Branson (b. Sept 1928)

Branson Family
Dan Branson (b. 1850) m. 1872 Cathleen (b. 1852)
Elizabeth “Betsey” (b. 1872), married Michael Boyle, eight children
Joseph “Joe” (b. 1874), married Clara, lives in Dublin (son killed at Ypres)
Sean (b. 1876), married with children, lives in Dublin
Andrew (b. 1878), married late
Bridget (b. 1883), married & moved from Dublin
Kieran (b. 1885), never married
Tom (b. 1890)

STORY DATES/CHAPTERS

1900-1902
Flashback in "The Tenant’s Boy, Part I" (Chapter 6) - Tom's apprenticeship to the coachman at Murlough; Dan Branson dies and Cathleen leaves tenant farm

1913
March-May: Flashback in "The Tenant’s Boy, Part I" (Chapter 6) - Tom applies for the Downton chauffeur’s position

1919
June 7: "No Regrets" (Chapter 11) - Wedding Night, Dublin.
August: "Equality" (Chapter 17) - Tom/Sybil's first argument.
October: Flashback in "The Tenant’s Boy, Part II" (Chapter 7) - Tom and Sybil visit Murlough.
December: St. Stephen’s Green (Chapter 12) - Tom's new job at the Bulletin; Sybil's pregnancy announcement.

1920
April: Flashback in "The Tenant's Boy, Part I" (Chapter 6) - Tom and Sybil's return for Mary and Matthew's wedding.
June: Flashback in "The Tenant’s Boy, Part III" (Chapter 8) - Flight from Ireland; return to Downton.
July: Main storyline in "What Rules the World" (Chapters 13&14) - Sybil's toxemia and Bobby's birth.
October: "In the Library" (Chapter 1) - Tom and Sybil after Bobby’s birth.

1921
January: "Bobby’s Bisque" (Chapter 3) - Lord Wakeley's visit to Downton.
August-September: "Nothing is as it Really Seems" (Chapter 5) - Sybil’s miscarriage; David Crawley's birth; cameo by Evil!Edna.

1922
May: Main storyline in "The Tenant’s Boy" (Chapters 6-8) - Cathleen and Kieran Branson visit Downton; Tom learns he won't be allowed back in Ireland.
September: "Hearts Like Theirs Are Beating Yet" (Chapters 9-10) - The Bransons visit the Highlands; Lord Flintshire offers Tom a job.

1923
September: "Monsters and Midnight Revels" (Chapter 2) - Bobby constantly interrupts his parents.
September: Prologue in "What Rules the World, Part I" (Chapter 13) - Sybil's announcement of second pregnancy.
October: "What’s Become of Us?" (Chapter 15) - Tom/Sybil visit Kieran and decide to seek a home of their own.
December: "Remember the Children" (Chapter 4) - Tom foils Lord Grantham's perfect Christmas tree; Bobby's wish for a clockwork train.

1924
March: Tag to "What Rules the World, Part II" (Chapter 14) - Saoirse's birth.
June: "Downton Cottage" (Chapter 16) - The Bransons move into Downton Cottage
December: "Basil Unleashed" (Chapter 18) -Tom and Matthew take their boys sledding; Tom's battle with Lord Grantham's new puppy.

1925
September-December: "Out of the Dark, Parts I-V" (Chapters 19-23). The Bransons cope with Bobby's illness, blindness, and recovery.

1926
Winter-Summer: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, Parts I-II" (Chapters 25-26). Bobby's schooling at Wilberforce, Sybil's midwifery training, and the family's reunion.
June: "The Open Championship, Parts I-II (Chapters 30-31). Tom and Matthew attend the 1926 Open Championship at St. Annes-On-The-Sea.
December: "The Wild Rover, Parts I-II" (Chapters 28-29). For the first time since their exile, the Bransons return to Ireland.

1928
March: "Quid Pro Quo" (Chapter 27). Tom's election to the county council.

1929
June: "Skipper's Bridge" (Chapter 24). The Bransons' tenth wedding anniversary trip.

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If Things Were Different by magfreak reviews
What if Robert had squandered Cora's fortune before the Titanic sank? What if Matthew had inherited the money needed to save Downton before he became the heir? What if Tom had made something of himself before he met Sybil? An alternate Downton universe set in season one that explores how Sybil and Tom's relationship would have developed if they'd met under different circumstances.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 59 - Words: 360,704 - Reviews: 1004 - Favs: 421 - Follows: 517 - Updated: 2/15/2021 - Published: 1/17/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Mary C., Matthew C.]
Life Is What Happens by magfreak reviews
A post-3x05 rewrite of Downton Abbey Series 3 and Series 4 in which Sybil lives. Previously posted on my tumblr blog as a series of drabbles re-imagining scenes in S4 with Sybil present.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 65,698 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 6/13/2019 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Lost Time by ARCurren reviews
The story of a free spirit who was asked to give up the man she loved for a system she didn't believe in and what happened next. AU after 3x04.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 105 - Words: 352,833 - Reviews: 1718 - Favs: 318 - Follows: 354 - Updated: 4/22/2017 - Published: 1/4/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
The White Cliffs Of Dover by The Irish Chauffeur reviews
June 1940: the Second World War has begun and the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Everything the Bransons, the Crawleys, and the Schonborns hold dear is now threatened with destruction, by war and by invasion. The last of my seven stories, preceded by "Home Is Where The Heart Is", "Reunion", "The Rome Express", "Rain, Steam, And Speed", "Summer of '39", and "The Snow Waltz".
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 195,417 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/6/2017 - Published: 1/8/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
A Life Well Lived by Mosteyn reviews
Formerly Behind Closed Doors - A series of scenes and events that take place throughout Tom and Sybil's marriage. Post WWI AU. Chapter 19. Its May, 1934 and preparations are underway for the royal visit...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 69,615 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 8/2/2016 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
The Rome Express by The Irish Chauffeur reviews
Nine years after the end of the Irish Civil War, Tom and Sybil Branson, Matthew and Mary Crawley now earl and countess of Grantham, along with all their children embark on an eventful trip to the Continent of Europe. Mayhem ensues. Do please read and review.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 56 - Words: 189,547 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 7/5/2016 - Published: 2/15/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Kitchen Sink Drama by Mosteyn reviews
Valentine's Day exchange for Syblime ! In 1926, Sybil and Tom look back on their first valentine's together
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,427 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/21/2016 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Chance Meeting by magfreak reviews
My Secret Santa fic: Lady Sybil Crawley is working as a nurse in Dublin weeks after the Easter Rising and must treat a journalist by the name of Tom Branson who comes into her hospital after being questioned by the British Army.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,049 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/1/2016 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
A Pain in the Proverbial by Mosteyn reviews
Its New Year, 1933 and all those Christmases and family holidays at Downton are finally taking their toll on Tom - a secret santa fic for wslowry !
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,373 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2015 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
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: 35 - Words: 188,090 - Reviews: 377 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 9/8/2015 - Published: 4/1/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Reunion by The Irish Chauffeur reviews
In the aftermath of the burning of Cork and Skerries House, Tom Branson vanished; later believed to have been killed at Allihies in Ireland in January 1921. After he returned to Downton Abbey in June 1921, what then happened? For those of you who so loved "Home Is Where The Heart Is", a sequel beginning where that story ended; a lead in to "The Rome Express".
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 71,133 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/14/2015 - Published: 4/3/2015 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Two Years and Two Weeks by magfreak reviews
After the end of her two year relationship, Sybil Crawley is convinced that love doesn't exist. But events surrounding her sister Mary's sudden engagement and whirlwind wedding force her to question everything she thinks she knows. Inspired by the movie 500 Days of Summer. *Highclere Award Winner*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 59,486 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 7/12/2015 - Published: 6/18/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Holiday by magfreak reviews
This is a modern Downton AU that follows the premise of the movie The Holiday (with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet). It will be primarily Tom and Sybil with some Matthew and Mary mixed in. *Highclere Award Winner*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 55,368 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 6/25/2015 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
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: 10 - Words: 21,087 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 6/17/2015 - Published: 1/24/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Home Is Where The Heart Is by The Irish Chauffeur reviews
The story of Tom Branson and Lady Sybil Crawley set against the contemporary backdrop of the Irish War of Independence. Now fully updated and continuing, the earlier chapters have been posted again for those who may have missed them. Some of the later chapters contain scenes which some readers may find upsetting. Do please read and review
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 151 - Words: 396,313 - Reviews: 527 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 3/29/2015 - Published: 4/30/2013 - T. Branson, Sybil C. - Complete
Wherever We Choose To Be by magfreak reviews
Only months after they married in Ireland, Sybil and Tom are back at Downton to celebrate Christmas as depicted in the S2 Christmas Special. Awkward and endearing reunions and revelations abound as Richard and Mary's relationship breaks down, and Bates awaits trial for murder. An S/T Secret Santa fic for Yankee Countess.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 16,638 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/19/2015 - Published: 12/29/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
From Dusk Until Dawn by foojules reviews
AU: London, spring 1924. Struggling journalist and Irish exile Tom Branson crosses paths with suffragist Sybil Crawley, and they spend a most interesting evening together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,444 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/1/2015 - Complete
Where Women Roll and Men Thunder by foojules reviews
Modern AU. On an extended solo holiday in Australia, Sybil Crawley doesn't know whether she's finding herself or running away from a painful past. Car trouble brings her to the garage of an expat mechanic who's trying hard to escape his own demons. Can they hide together, or will their histories catch up with them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 90,921 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/17/2014 - Published: 3/15/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Out of the Shadows by Welsh mama reviews
Spring 1924: Madeleine Allsopp visits Downton Abbey. A growing friendship with Tom and her instinctive affinity with his daughter give cause for optimism. Written before S5 aired.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,529 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/15/2014 - Published: 8/3/2014 - T. Branson, Sybbie B., OC - Complete
Who Wants to Date a Crawley Sister? by The Yankee Countess reviews
**NOW COMPLETE!** Every year, the Grantham Foundation has a charity auction, and this year, the Crawley sisters are putting themselves on the auction block! For one night, they will a lucky gentleman's dinner date. So who will win that dream date? Modern AU for STEAMM Day! (Sybil/Tom, Edith/Anthony, Mary/Matthew)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 61,128 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 9/14/2013 - Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
A Hard Sacrifice by piperholmes reviews
Series 2 AU: Despite Sybil & Tom's best efforts, following their secret marriage, Sybil falls pregnant towards the beginning of 1918. Tom wants to immediately tell her family and claim the baby and her as his, but Sybil fights him, knowing they don't have enough money, and that if Tom were to lose his employ they would have no where to go. But how long can she hide her pregnancy?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,711 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 8/13/2014 - Published: 9/21/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
A Mother's Love by Welsh mama reviews
1923 - Warning, canon compliant: Mrs Branson visits Downton Abbey to see her son and meet her grandaughter for the first time. Her presence leads Tom to consider his future, while Cora finds an unexpected confidant.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,414 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/9/2014 - Cora C., T. Branson, Sybbie B., OC - Complete
Born Sleeping by piperholmes reviews
This is my contribution to the S/T Valentine's Exchange. I was lucky enough to get the delightful Shannen1 (katsthoughtsonthingsbigandsmall on Tumblr) and her marvelous prompt: Sybil/Tom story crossed with "Call the Midwife": new to the eastend of London, Sybil goes into labour-both Sybil and Tom are very nervous after having lost their first child.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,899 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/15/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
No Going Back by piperholmes reviews
"Did you hear?" the woman asked her comrade. "They've arrested Branson." -Life in Ireland is a dangerous fight for the future the Bransons believe in. For Rachel (afraidnotscared) who mentioned this idea to me once. Originally posted on Tumblr. Chapter 2 rated M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,358 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/7/2014 - Published: 1/6/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson, Matthew C. - Complete
All I want for Christmas by Mosteyn reviews
It's Christmas, 1925 and Tom and Sybil need to buy Christmas presents for their daughters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,743 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/23/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
You Will Have a Perfect Christmas (In and Out of Bed) by foojules reviews
Sybil, Tom, and their two daughters travel to Downton Abbey for Christmas 1925. Domestic bliss! Humor! Bromance! One-shot for the holiday fic exchange; takes place in the universe of You Will Find Perfect Happiness (In Bed).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,688 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/20/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
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: 131 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 11/6/2013 - Published: 4/3/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Missing by Welsh mama reviews
When Sybil's flatmate disappears, the police are initially baffled. Sybil teams up with Emma's brother, Tom to search for the truth, but gradually they discover that Emma had secrets she wanted to keep hidden. As their own relationship begins to develop, can a broken family also start to heal? Runner up in the 2014 Highclere Awards for best Sybil/Tom Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 119,742 - Reviews: 315 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/20/2013 - Published: 5/23/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Strip by piperholmes reviews
This had become the routine. A new mother. A new father. A new baby. Of course this meant change. It meant adjustment. It meant Tom Branson kept eyes forward as they both dressed bed. How does love, romance, and a new baby mix? Rock the AU challenge!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,861 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/31/2013 - Published: 2/27/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson
God Save the King ! by Mosteyn reviews
It's 1937 and protocol demands the attendance of the Earl and Countess of Grantham at the coronation of King George VI.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,255 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/12/2013 - Complete
You Will Find Perfect Happiness (In Bed) by foojules reviews
It's not a fortune cookie fortune - it's a (non-chronological) series about the Bransons, set (mostly) in and around their bed! Period AU: Sybil and Matthew live. The plan is to take it into the mid-1920s and perhaps beyond.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,934 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 8/10/2013 - Published: 11/1/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
The Crawley Sister You Were Meant For by magfreak reviews
Mary and Matthew set up a date between Matthew's friend Tom Branson, and Mary's sister Edith. An EAST Alliance story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,243 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/1/2013 - Sybil C., Edith C., T. Branson, Anthony S. - Complete
Time Has Brought My Heart to You by LittlePoppett reviews
Set months after the Christmas Special. Sybil and Branson travel back to Downton as a married couple for the first time and realise how much their lives have changed. I haven't written in a while so please be kind but let me know what you think! LPx
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 69,524 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 7/4/2013 - Published: 1/8/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
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: 44,986 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C. - Complete
A Most Delightful Evening by Mosteyn reviews
Set in Downton in 1925. Lady Rose has persuaded Cora to host a ball as a benefit for the cottage hospital. But the evening doesn't quite go to plan... (A/U:Matthew and Sybil are still with us !). Finally Complete !
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 31,444 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 5/27/2013 - Published: 3/9/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Rest is Details by Doubt-and-Abbey reviews
Moments and details in the life of my favorite couple. Please R&R! Enjoy! NOT 3x05 compliant.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 14,425 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 1/7/2013 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Love (and Downton) Actually by The Yankee Countess reviews
A bride, a writer, a chef, a waiter, a hotel concierge, a press secretary, a housekeeper, a teacher, a historian, a tv producer, a doctor, a sous-chef, a driver, a CEO, a manager, a best man, a footman, a pop star, two work colleagues, and the Prime Minister. This Christmas, love is actually closer than they realize. (MULTI-SHIP, "Downton Abbey" meets "Love Actually")
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 141,580 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Complete
For the Girl Who Has Everything by The Yankee Countess reviews
It's Christmas, and Sybil has to work at the hospital. Guess this means Tom will have to give her her present while she's there. Across-the-Rubicon's Sybil/Tom sexytimes challenge: "Anywhere At Work"...now with a holiday twist! Merry Christmas indeed! NOW WITH A NEW YEAR'S CHAPTER! Happy New Year Sybil/Tom shippers!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,048 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
It's a Girl! by The Yankee Countess reviews
Tom and Sybil and the baby are asked to participate in the village church's nativity play, playing the roles of the Holy Family. The experience is far from "holy". Funny Branson family fluff! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,146 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/24/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Not Alone Now My Love Is Near Me by LittlePoppett reviews
Spoilers for 3x05. Still very much a S/B story. Depending on how this goes down it may or may become more than a one-shot. Set during/after 3x05. I hope you enjoy it. LP. x
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,164 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/9/2012 - Published: 10/15/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
An Educational Afternoon by Mosteyn reviews
Post S3 AU: Tom, Sybil and their daughter visit Mary and Matthew one summer weekend shortly after Mary has announced she is expecting. An unexpected shopping trip gives Matthew some practice looking after a baby...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,973 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/1/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Intimate by piperholmes reviews
"They didn't always talk afterwards, not needing words to express what their bodies had already so perfectly and poetically communicated. But truthfully she loved these conversations. The honesty and love in those moments; the confessions, the dreams, all vulnerable revelations that were never to be shared with anyone else. It was perfect, comfortable, unequivocal intimacy."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,241 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/1/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Seven Deadly Sins by Pointless Things 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: 100 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/17/2012 - Published: 10/31/2012 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Secret Liaison by ChristinaMay reviews
AU Modern Sybil marries Larry Grey whenever her family is in a financial crisis, but her priorities change whenever she meets the handsome, Irish driver that Larry has hired. A steamy affair occurs between the two, but even true love has consequences. R&R!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 43,179 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 11/12/2012 - Published: 10/20/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Jack-O-Lanterns by The Yankee Countess reviews
The Bransons are visiting Downton and it's All Hallows Eve; their daughter wants to share one of the favorite traditions with the entire household. Fun and sweet Branson family fluff, featuring a majority of the Downton cast. Happy Halloween!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,207 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/31/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
I say farewell to my lost love by lilabut reviews
A series of Sybil/Tom centric drabbles of all kind. Happy, angsty, modern AU. Naturally, spoilers for all of series 3.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,032 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/21/2012 - Published: 10/20/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Glimpses by piperholmes reviews
"She couldn't ignore it any more. The tightness in her belly and the shooting pain in her back had reached the point where Sybil knew it was time." Ten drabbles surrounding the night Sybil gives birth. Written before 3X05 aired and NOT CANON COMPLIANT. This one ends well folks.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,758 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/13/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
White Birds by lilabut reviews
"Were we only white birds, my beloved, buoyed out on the foam of the sea." - A tragic incident forces Sybil and Tom to return to Downton, but they soon realize that safety is not all that makes one feel secure.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 80,239 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/5/2012 - Published: 5/18/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Baptism by piperholmes reviews
"There," Sybil breathed lazily, lounging rather unlady like against him, "Isn't that better?" Tom couldn't help but agree. Leaning against the back of the tub, his knees up, allowing her room to sit between them, as the two adults tried to fit in their tiny bathtub meant they were well and truly pressed together. The night before they leave to return to England in 3X01.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,988 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Journey to Happiness by ScarletCourt reviews
How do Sybil and Tom get from a failed elopement to Lord Grantham's blessing and eventually married in Dublin? Interweaves with the scenes we see in S2E07 and S2E08 and eventually the C/S. Warning: Spoilers for S3! Runner-up in the January 2013 Highclere Awards in the Progress - Multi-Chapter category.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 180,047 - Reviews: 458 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 9/6/2012 - Published: 12/23/2011 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Just Not Cricket by Mosteyn reviews
Based on a S3 spoiler : Robert is having trouble making up a team for the annual cricket match, Sybil goes on strike, Branson is discovered to have hidden talents and someone gets very competitive...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,193 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Complete
Nursing by piperholmes reviews
Sybil laughed. "It seems I'm always to be scandalizing my family with nursing." And she was quite contented. A little bit of fun with the idea of Sybil and Nursing. A bit of a continuation with my other story First Breath.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,382 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/19/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
First Breath by piperholmes reviews
She watched as her husband laid eyes on his son, watched as his mouth opened slightly in awe, watched as his free hand moved to hover protectively over the tiny child and finally tentatively stroke a ruddy cheek with his finger. A family moment.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,211 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 8 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
both alike in dignity by thelastcountess reviews
"He sees her for the first time in the narrow hallway at Jeremy Keeler's birthday party." Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 78,199 - Reviews: 513 - Favs: 313 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 4/8/2012 - Published: 12/13/2011 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
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The Most Terrific Fun reviews
St. Abbán's Lodge, Killiney, County Dublin, June 1919. The Bransons enjoy their honeymoon: a confession and other fun discoveries abound. Takes place in my "other" AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,318 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/6/2016 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Home 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 31, "The Open Championship, Part II," June 1926. The tournament continues and Tom goes mano-a-mano with an unlikely target.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 252,917 - Reviews: 360 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 2/15/2016 - Published: 11/16/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
The Stocking reviews
Dublin, December 1919. It's the Bransons first Christmas together as a married couple and rather than spending money, they agree to make each other gifts. A contribution to the Tom/Sybil Secret Santa exchange for Magfreak.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,974 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/24/2015 - Sybil C., T. Branson
All That Jazz reviews
Returned to Downton for Lord Grantham's birthday celebration, Tom and Sybil find themselves in an impossibly embarrassing situation, and little Sybbie is their only hope. Part of the Tom/Sybil secret valentine exchange - this ones for Pointless Things!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,949 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/14/2014 - T. Branson, Sybil C. - Complete
A Frenzied Drum reviews
Dublin, September 1920: An AU from 3x04. The Crawleys travel to Ireland for Sybbie Branson's christening and Tom goes missing. Sybil and Matthew initiate the search, but will they find him? Part of the Tom/Sybil Secret Santa exchange.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,674 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/24/2013 - T. Branson, Sybil C., Matthew C., Robert C. - Complete
It Was There, By the Sea reviews
Warning: Spoilers for 3x05. Tom remains at Downton, coping with his loss two months later. A failed game of billiards with his brother-in-law sends him on a journey of reflection through the house. Contains angst, an appropriate amount of humor, and a healthy dose of romance. Rated M for safety.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,139 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/21/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C. - Complete