*-These characters belong to Mr. Fellows and Co, with the exception of Edward Reginald Crawley. I am just a humble admirer.
*-Thank you to Sara for beta reading.
They had returned from their honeymoon a week ago. Spending two weeks in Rome was an experience neither would forget.
Crawley House in London was being prepared as a permanent residence for Mary and Matthew. They were scheduled to leave in one week, but until then, they were living with Isobel in the village.
Tonight they were at Downton for dinner and despite his best effort, Matthew could not keep his eyes off his wife.
Mary was trying to eat dinner and listen to her father’s story, but her husband was determined to distract her.
She let out a yelp as Matthew tickled her ankle with his toe.
“Is something wrong?” Robert asked.
“Nothing, please continue”.
Mary shot her husband a look, warning him to behave.
After dinner was finally complete, Matthew announced, “If you excuse us, I think we will retire for the rest of the evening”.
“Should I have the car sent around?” Cora asked.
“No thank you, Cousin Cora, I don’t think we need the car just yet”
The sound of their footsteps were heard until the door to Mary’s former bedroom was slammed behind them. Their kiss quickly escalated as she pushed his jacket off and his lips blazed a trail down her bare neck.
Mary and Matthew were not seen again until the next morning, each wearing a broad smile.
For the next nine months, Isobel and Violet would debate ferociously about the name of the future Earl of Grantham. The debate ended when Edward Reginald Crawley was born.