HOW DOWNTON ABBEY SHOULD END: It’s 1931. With the entail abolished by the Real Property Act of 1925, Matthew has managed to legitimize a will that appoints his and Mary’s daughter heiress to the estate. The legacy of what has always been her home now in her daughter’s hands and the country one step closer to gender equality, something her departed youngest sister passionately and admirably fought for as early as in her teens, Mary has accomplished the one thing in life she’s wished for most and she is, at last, utterly and perfectly happy.
My first Downton Abbey fanart! Not my best, but oh well.
Matthew Crawley’s train of thought:
Are you kidding me? She wants me to kneel?! After all we’ve been through we still have to go through these niceties and form? I don’t believe it! Does she not remember that I was recently crippled? That I have only reacquired the use of my legs and my peen? And now she wants me to bend over and get down on one knee and ask her the question I just asked (which will be the third time I’m to ask the question, mind you)? Ah but look at her face, she’s just so bright and beaming, I just love her so much, ah what the heck, I might as well get used to taking orders from her Jesus she’s just a beauty isn’t she OKAY FINE I’LL DO IT.
Lady Mary Crawley, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife ?