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Trysting - silklace - Downton Abbey [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Thomas Barrow/Jimmy Kent
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Secret Relationship

Thomas leaves a note for Jimmy to find.

someone: what are you thinking about?

me, internally: the entirety of downton abbey is essentially thomas’s redemption arc. at the start of series 1 he is presented as a villain, but his character development is phenomenal. his friendship with jimmy and his unrequited love make him more relatable to the audience, and when he saves jimmy we feel more of a connection to his character. although he then attempts to blackmail baxter, he also saves edith from the fire and tries to protect jimmy from being caught and then fired. his emotional connection to the children makes him seem even more human and relatable, and by the end of series 6 we ultimately want him to be happy and that makes me so emotional

me: nothing :)

There's seven chairs and ten people. What do you do?
  • Mrs.Patmore: Have everyone stand.
  • Mrs.Hughes: Bring three more chairs.
  • Carson: The best seven of the lot can sit down.
  • Thomas: Kill three.
  • Thomas: Hey guys do you dare me to make out with Jimmy?
  • Daisy and Mrs. Patmore: No.
  • Thomas: [shaking his head and chuckling] I can’t believe you guys are making me do this.
  • Daisy and Mrs. Patmore: We’re not.
  • Jimmy: Shut up, let the man talk.

Rob James Collier and Ed Speleers about Thomas and Jimmy’s relationship.
Season 5 interviews  (Rob: left  | Ed: right)

I need a drink, a man, or a massage… or a drunken massage from a man.
—  Thomas after a Long day of serving just about when he sees Jimmy coming down the stairs.