charles carson butler


“ In my eyes, she is beautiful.  I love her. I am happy and tickled and bursting with pride that she would agree to be my wife. And I want us to live as closely as two people can, for the time that remains to us on earth.”  

- Charles Carson S06EP01


First Day Of School - Charles/Elsie - Downton Hotel AU

Charles dipped another piece of bread into the mixture of egg, milk, and cinnamon, then placed it on the griddle. So intent on what he was doing, he almost lost track of the time.


Finally taking a glance at the clock, he called out, “Elsie, come on! It’s a big day today! How long does it take to get ready,” he muttered under his breath. “We can’t be late,” he added.

He was certain he was anticipating this day more than anyone in the house – the first day of school! The patter of little feet brought him out of his daydream, and he turned to find himself almost bowled over by little arms wrapped around his legs.

“Ready for your big day, are you?”

“Da? Can’t I stay here with you? I don’t wanna go to school.”

“Oh now, you have to go to school – but you’ll meet lots of new friends, and you’re going to get to do a play today, and I’ll bet by the time you get home, you’ll forget all about how you didn’t want to go. Now come on, your breakfast is ready, and I made you your favourite….French toast! Now can you get the glasses, and put them on the table for me?”


“If you fight like a married couple, talk like best friends, flirt like first lovers and protect each other like siblings then you know you are meant to be together.”


for the amazing ladies of the Downton whatsapp group ;) 


Downton Abbey - Carson & Mrs Hughes  “I am on your side” (Part 1)

“Suppose you want to move away and change your life entirely. You don’t want to be stuck with me.”

“But that’s the point ”

“What is?”

“I do want to be stuck with you.”  

Surprise... || Ethel, Jack, little Charlie, Elsie and Charles

Ethel sank back into the passenger seat, letting her eyes drift close for the smallest of seconds. Jack had come for her and Charlie as scheduled, setting her grand plan into motion. The little one was slumbering so contentedly in the safety of his own seat that she hated to wake him. She knew she was in for an earful from Elsie about keeping him up past his bedtime, but this would be completely worth it.

At least she hoped it would be.

As they pulled into the car park, Ethel unbuckled Charlie and lifted him gently out of his seat. The roar of an engine proved too loud, waking the boy, but not scaring him. Jack took him from her arms and pointed at something in the distance. Charlie’s eyes grew huge and bright as he squealed out, “HAIRPANE!”

Ethel felt one of Jack’s hands grasp hers as he gave her a reassuring smile. They walked into Heathrow looking like a right little family; one who was meeting an extended part of their own with new eyes for the very first time, Ethel hoped.

“Here goes nothing,” she thought.