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I Will Always Love You

*-I Will Always Love You” Is by Dolly Parton. Lady Mary Crawley, Matthew Crawley and Lavinia Swire belong to Julian Fellows. Set in early series 2. Neither the song or the Downton Abbey characters are mine and no copyright infringement is intended.

 *- In light of Whitney Houston’s recent passing, I thought this song was a perfect for a Mary/Matthew fic.

 *Thank you to Sara (MrsBates93) for beta reading.

  I Will Always Love You

 There were two faces to Lady Mary Crawley. There was the confident, in control Mary that she had perfected years ago. Then there was the inner Mary, the one with the loving heart that was worn on her sleeve, if anyone had bothered to notice.

 If I should stay,
I would only be in your way.
So I’ll go, but I know
I’ll think of you ev’ry step of the way.

 It had been two years since she had spoken to Matthew. Two years since she let him walk away. They might have married or have had children by now, if had she said yes. But it was too late; he had moved on with his life and brought his fiancé, Miss Lavinia Swire to meet the family.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.
You, my darling you. Hmm.

 Mary loved Matthew; he was the only man she would ever truly love. His fiancé was amiable and sweet and seemed overwhelmed by the possibility of her future life. But as Mary Crawley did best, she put on a proper smile and greeted her cousin warmly.

Bittersweet memories
That is all I’m taking with me.
So, goodbye. Please, don’t cry.
We both know I’m not what you, you need.

 She missed Matthew, she missed their talks. There were few people whom she could talk so openly with. He respected her opinions and did not avoid certain subjects because she was female.

 But Matthew deserved happiness and if Lavinia made him happy, she would not stand in their way. He also deserved a wife who had not allowed her lust for a stranger ruin her reputation.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of.
And I wish to you, joy and happiness.
But above all this, I wish you love.

They would have a beautiful life and beautiful children. Their son would one day become the Earl of Grantham.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I, I will always love you.

If loving Matthew meant letting him go and be happy, then so be it. It was better to have loved and lost than have never loved at all. Mary would always love Matthew.

You, darling, I love you.
Ooh, I’ll always, I’ll always love you

 

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Come Back To Me

*-I don’t own these characters. They belong to Julian Fellows and Co.

 Come Back To Me

They stood on the train station, neither knowing what to say.

 She removed the small stuffed dog from her bag, their hands briefly touched as he took it from her.

 The dog had been a gift from her mother, given to her when she was very young.

 When Mary was six, her parents decided to take a holiday to celebrate their anniversary.  Mary and her sisters were to spend the week with Robert’s sister and brother in law in London.

 The night before they were leave to for London, Cora found her oldest daughter crying in her bed.

 “Oh my dear child, hush, there is no need to cry”.

 “Why are you and papa going away? Cant we stay here?” Mary asked.

 “You know that your papa and I love you all of you. Don’t you trust your aunt and uncle to take care of you?”.

 “I still don’t want you to go” Mary protested.

 “That’s why I brought this?” Cora revealed the toy dog in her hand.

 “For me?” Mary asked, her tears beginning to dry as she hugged the small dog.

 “Yes, but I must tell you a story first” Cora pulled her daughter into her lap.

 “The night before I was to marry your father, I was terrified. I was in a new country, knowing no one other than your father, your grandparents and your aunt…”.

 “Did you love him?” Mary asked.

 “As much as I could, we barely knew each other. My father came into my bedroom and presented me with this. He said that whenever I became lonely, to hold onto the dog and think of them. After a while, I was no longer lonely, I fell in love with your father and that, my darling girl, is how you came along. Are you feeling better?”.

 “Yes, mama”.

 “Good, now back to bed” Cora pulled the covers up and kissed her daughter.

 As he accepted the dog and the kiss on the cheek, the words were on her lips.

 “Come back to me”.

 But she couldn’t say them and watched him walk away. One day she would tell him how she felt, but that was not today.  

 

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