November 21st, 2015


Trust and Providence - Chapter 39

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Title: Trust and Providence
Author: Rachel Smith Cobleigh
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: M
Pairing: Mary/Matthew, Sybil/Tom (STEAMM)
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Length: 422,200+ words
Chapters: 39/51
Status: In progress

Story Summary: What if Mary had trusted Matthew with her secret and immediately accepted his first proposal? An alternate universe starting from episode 1x06, interwoven with canon, that spans from 1914 - 1971. Major Sybil/Tom, and some Edith/Anthony, Anna/Bates, Cora/Robert, and Carson/Hughes. Includes depictions of intimacy, discussions of faith and philosophy, strong language, disturbing wartime imagery, racial slurs, and character death (but Mary/Matthew and Sybil/Tom end happily!)

New Chapter Summary: Amidst various conflicts, the Crawley family goes to Duneagle to celebrate Christmas. Rose learns a valuable lesson, Matthew makes an important business decision, and Tom and Sybil finally get married!

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