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I wrote a thing.

Title: Perdition
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sunsetmog
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Pairing: Thomas Barrow/OMC
Rating: Adult
Word count: 24826
Warnings: Some mention of suicide, in reference to Edward Courtenay.
Summary: Thomas is manipulative, ambitious, and ruthless. He's also lonely as hell.

And then the new gardener starts at Downton, and everything changes.

(a slightly alternate look at season three, or: Thomas might be mean but he also needs a hug)


So, at the beginning of last week, [livejournal.com profile] katie__pillar and I were emailing, as we like to do, and then all of a sudden THOMAS FEELINGS sprang into existence and it became of the utmost importance that someone, somewhere, liked Thomas for who he was. So we invented Alec Thwaite, the new Downton gardener, and I emailed Katie this story all week as I wrote it, only stopping to watch Thomas fanvids on YouTube.

This can be seen as an alternate series three for Thomas--Sybil and Branson stay in Ireland, other bits and pieces happen, Thwaite starts work and joins the servants for lunch every day. There has been little historical research done into this (although I do know more about 1920s alarm clocks than I did last week) and all mistakes are firmly my own. I also made up Thomas' family background.

It should be noted that me and Downton Abbey are on A Break at the moment, so I haven't seen the last couple of episodes, although Katie has kept me up to date on what's happened.

Beta by [livejournal.com profile] hermette. Thank you, bb. <3

Warnings for some discussion of suicide, mostly in reference to Edward Courtenay.

This fic owes a nod of gratitude towards E.M. Forster's Maurice, particular Alec's name.

For [livejournal.com profile] katie__pillar, and Thomas, who nobody loves.

Perdition (AO3)
There are 2 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
 
posted by [identity profile] ali-jayne.livejournal.com at 12:18am on 04/11/2012
I have a kind of a nosy question: how does one get an account on AO3? I signed up my email address, but they said there were 30,000 names ahead of mine or some ungodly number. Is there a special trick? Do I need to know some lovely English girl who could invite me? Do I need to awkwardly and creepily flirt with her? Should I keep asking more questions?

Huh?

Huh?

Huh?

:B (?)

Also completely unrelated, but have you been watching The Paradise? If so, what do you think? Do you want to smack Clara as much as I do? Do you wish Katherine would just GO THE FUCK AWAY OMFG?
 
posted by [identity profile] elixer-of-life.livejournal.com at 11:07am on 04/11/2012
So I don't watch Downton Abbey anymore and I've never read fic for it but basically I'll ready anything you write and that's clearly a good life philosophy because this was wonderful! It was almost an original period fic for me because I barely know the characters, and I just loved it - such a sad and lovely and hopeful story! :)

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