I do not write much fan fiction because as a perfectionist, I am never content unless I think it is true to the original characters and sounds like them. But I wanted to write something a little ghostly for Halloween this year and decided to give Downton Abbey a whirl, in part because I feel like these characters have crawled into my head and made themselves at home. The following is a four part fan fiction installment in which each character plays a role, whether minor or major. If anyone has the most “audience time,” it is Mary, Mrs. Hughes, and Daisy. The only pairing not covered is Sybil / Branson because I couldn’t figure out how to insert them into the story other than as a footnote. I hope fans will enjoy it.
Title: The Black Armoire
Plot: The moving of an armoire stirs up ghosts from the past and memories that the staff at Downton would much rather be forgotten. Is the great old house haunted after all?
Rating: PG (implications of violence)
Characters: Robert, Cora, Violet, Mary, Edith, Sybil, Matthew, Isobel, Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Patmore, Daisy, Anna, Gwen, Bates, O’Brien, Thomas, William, Branson.
Pairings: Hints of Mrs. Hughes/Carson, Matthew/Mary, Anna/Bates, and Cora/Robert.
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