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    It's in his DNA
    D-D-D-DNA
    It's in his DNA
    And he just takes my breath away
    B-b-b-breath away
    I feel it every day,
    And that's what makes a man
    Not hard to understand
    Perfect in every way
    I see it in his face
    Nothing more to say
    It's in his D-D-D-DNA

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    "Welcome to Downton Abbey, a world of Edwardian elegance and style and a triumph of Artificial Intelligence, where you can live the life of the English nobility. Our AI Servants will attend to your needs, leaving you free to enjoy our 5’000 acre estate."

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    Thomas Barrow is given a second chance to reclaim his life by a Spanish sorceress on the outskirts of a Thirsk fair. Thomas knows he will have to endure great pain, danger, embarrassment, and heartbreak... but if he is successful he will gain the one thing he has always desired: Love.

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    She'd never thought that she would meet a man like him. But John Bates is an enigma at the best of times, and Anna Smith simply can't work out whether the man that she's fallen in love with has given his heart in return.

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    Things go horribly wrong after Mary and Matthew come together when Matthew returns to Downton for a visit during the war.

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    18/?
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    24
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    Lord Grantham thought nothing could be worse than his under butler attempting suicide. Then he got a message from the police in London.

    Note: I didn't use archive warnings, because none really apply, but still read all of the tags carefully.

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    Just when you thought it was safe to hold dinner parties again, Sith Lord Thomas is back.

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    What if Thomas Barrow had been a lady's man? What if Anna had already been married when John Bates arrived at Downton Abbey? What if Thomas and Anna had pursued a life together? Would she still have such a strong friendship with Bates or would Thomas prevent that from happening? Would Thomas be kinder and more understanding due to having such a kindhearted wife? Would Anna have noticed the beautiful qualities in Bates? Find out the answer to all of those questions here! Please leave a comment so I know what you think, thanks! x

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    The question comes as she sits at the little table she uses for work.

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    Stories of Thomas Barrow's future as butler at Downton ....

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    6/?
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    Deirdra Dawson a makeup artist falls down the proverbial rabbit hole in to Downton Abbey and falls for one John Bates but says nothing to him about it. What happens when she goes back to her time in 2016? Some things are changed from the course of the actual show...please bare with me.

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    An AU where Edward Courtenay didn't kill himself and moved to Farley Hill, parting from Thomas with a promise to find him soon. Downton Abbey never became a ward for injured and recovering patients as they never got the push that made the idea accepted, but one night a stranger comes to to the back-door in search of one Thomas Barrow.

    Major/Minor SPOILERS for Season 2-3

    Work Title is from The Greatest Showman lyrics

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    A life shattered does not have to be broken forever. It is simply different when the pieces are put back together; a mosaic that doesn't have to be less beautiful just because it has imperfections.

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    After Thomas' suicide attempt, we didn't get to see much of what he did, or what happened, that helped him to eventually feel better. It's unlikely he got any professional therapy, but it seems to me that something had to happen that helped him to change. This is my take on what happened--the work he did with himself, and the interactions he had with the people who care about him--that helped him to eventually decide to go on living, and in particular in this story, how he got back to work.

    I'll add more character and relationship tags as I go.

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    Modern AU. When John Bates agrees to take care of Isis whilst his best friend is away, he doesn't expect his world to collide—quite literally—with Anna Smith.

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    Bates picked up Lord Grantham’s black dinner jacket and stood behind him, holding it open for His Lordship.

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    Anna laid her son down in his cot and looked in, marvelling about how beautiful he was.

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    One year after Matthew's death, Mary and George take a trip to London that will change their lives forever. Written post S3/pre S4. This Charles Blake is my original creation, so this story diverges from Season 4 canon.

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    33/?
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    10
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    1
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    160
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    Modern AU. Anna Smith thinks she's content with her life, her teaching career the focal point. Then she meets Sergeant John Bates, and soon her feelings of friendship blossom into more. However, the road to true love is never smooth and, sometimes, in the most hopeless of hours, there is a choice between fighting and fleeing which can prove the mettle of what was there all along.

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    Basically set a year after the Christmas Special. The more Jimmy learns of Thomas, the more he’s drawn irrevocably to him, until he wants nothing more but to be only with Thomas and the thought terrifies him. But what will happen when a unwanted visitor shows up and all the two are hiding unravels? Will they find true happiness?

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    English
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    64,881
    Chapters:
    30/30
    Comments:
    23
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    73
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    3007

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