AU MEME: Anna, Mary, and Noir(ish) for sam
make no mistake i don’t do anything for free,
i keep my enemies closer than my mirror ever gets to me,
and if you think that there is shelter in this attitude
wait ‘til you feel the warmth of my gratitude.
AU MEME: Carson revisits his theatre roots in secret, which
worries frustrates Mrs. Hughes. Mary happens to find him.
“You’ve worried quite a number of people over the last twenty-four hours, Carson. It may be a record.”
“Miss Crawley - I didn’t - I didn’t expect you to be here.”
“I could say the same to you.”
“It - it’s a complicated story -“
“Good. You know I liked complicated.”
AU MEME: CLASS SWAP, THE LORD AND HIS HEIR
LORD CARSON: At this point, I don’t care who he picks, he just needs to find a lady.
LADY CARSON: Don’t care? You still find faults in my pedigree.
LORD CARSON: I didn’t mean -
LADY CARSON: Oh no, I’m sure you meant to phrase inferiority in the kindest of ways. You always were such a charmer.
LORD CARSON: But you aren’t worried about him?
LADY CARSON: I am worried, Charles, but I’m quite sure that’s what mothers do.
AU MEME: DETECTIVES/CRIME
“And what about your fortune?”
In which Sarah O’Brien is a private detective, investigating the murder of Robert Crawley, Cora is his widow and prime suspect, and Thomas is O’Brien’s less-than-legitimate informant. In which Anna Smith is an amateur who has become far too entangled in the murder of Mrs. Vera Bates and can’t seem to stop poking around in O’Brien’s business. In which Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are police officers because of reasons.
“Your fortune. It’s the reason he married you, isn’t it?”
“You are sailing, Miss O’Brien, precariously close to things that are none of your business.”
“Just doing my job, M’lady.”