Title: The Other Telegram
Fandom(s): Downton Abbey / The Twilight Saga
Pairing(s): Bella Swan/Patrick Crawley, (past) Bella/Edward, Mary/Evelyn Napier, Sybil/Matthew Crawley, Robert Crawley/Cora Crawley
Word Count: 40k
Summary: The morning the world learned that the Titanic sank, Lord Grantham received two telegrams. The first was that he had lost both his heirs. The second was that Patrick–his lost heir–had married aboard the Titanic to a young unknown woman named Isabella Marie Swan… A Downton Abbey / Twilight Saga Crossover no one asked for.
Author’s Note: Covers Seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey, Post-New Moon for the Twilight Saga.
Warning(s): Time Travel, Mentions of Titanic Destruction and Death, Mary Crawley as Herself, Mary and Matthew are never a Romantic Item (Sorry/Not Sorry), Canon Death, Sparkly Vampires, Upset Dynastic Plans, Spanish Influenza (Canon and Non-canon Deaths)
- The RMS Titanic set sail on 10 April 1912 and sank on 15 April 1912 (5 days later). It was the greatest tragedy of its day.
- The 1918 Flu Pandemic killed between 20 and 50 million people globally, infecting, some say, up to a fourth of the world’s population at one point or another.
- “White Christmas” was written by Irving Berlin from the film Holiday Inn. It was written in 1944, and so Bella could not have known it. Bing Crosby’s version is best-selling single of all time.