Charles Carson, Butler of Downton Abbey

Mr. Carson Position in Staff: Butler Portrayed by: Jim Carter Ship(s): Mr. Carson/Mrs. Hughes Personality: Mr. Carson is a strict yet proper man. He’s in charge of all the male servants at Downton Abbey and has worked for Lord Grantham since time immemorial. He has seen the Earl grow up and he has seen his daughters grow up. Mr. Carson is probably the man who knows Downton best of all. free counters

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

This was a challenge.

"Remember how I told you about Lord Grantham not wanting me to be married, and so you had to be a secret? That’s why no one was aware of you. As for living in two different suites….your Mummy and I decided that we should be…

"You wouldn’t be able to send me or Mummy away if you lived with us." Davie reasoned.

"You know, if Lord Grantham tells us we have to leave because we broke the rules, you, Mummy, and I will be living together in a house. Would you like that?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

This was a challenge.

"Remember how I told you about Lord Grantham not wanting me to be married, and so you had to be a secret? That’s why no one was aware of you. As for living in two different suites….your Mummy and I decided that we should be separated, which means we don’t live together. But I never left you — I’m right next door."

"But you don’t live with us. If you did, you wouldn’t send me home when you got all shouty and red in the face."

"You’d rather I got all ‘shouts and red in the face’, and lived in the same house as you?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"When was this? I never did!"

"Then why do you live over there," Davie gestured in the direction of Charles’s suite, "and we live here? Why didn’t you want anyone to know about Mummy and me?"

This was a challenge.

"Remember how I told you about Lord Grantham not wanting me to be married, and so you had to be a secret? That’s why no one was aware of you. As for living in two different suites….your Mummy and I decided that we should be separated, which means we don’t live together. But I never left you — I’m right next door."

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"And?"

"And when you told Mummy and me to go away when I was little."

"When was this? I never did!"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"When have I told you to go away?"

"When I bothered Jessica. And — "

"And?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"Nothing. What is it you expect to happen?"

"You’ll go away. Or tell me to go away."

"When have I told you to go away?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"I am not going away, but if I do, your Mummy will tell you. I don’t….want to ever leave you," he whispered.

"But what will happen when I make you all angry and shouty?"

"Nothing. What is it you expect to happen?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"You have to have something that’s to be a surprise! When you are old enough to be a Da, I’ll tell you."

"But what if you go away before I’m old enough? Then I’ll never know!"

"I am not going away, but if I do, your Mummy will tell you. I don’t….want to ever leave you," he whispered.

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"No more of them as far as people knowing I’m your Da," Charles replied, "but these things, you do have to be a bit bigger to learn about, ok?"

"Why’s it got to be a secret?"

"You have to have something that’s to be a surprise! When you are old enough to be a Da, I’ll tell you."

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

Charles laughed and hugged Davey closer. “No, you can’t. But you will have to wait until you’re a bit older to find out. Mummy’s and Da’s have very special ways to do those things, but you need to be a bit older to learn the secret.”

"But you said no more secrets."

"No more of them as far as people knowing I’m your Da," Charles replied, "but these things, you do have to be a bit bigger to learn about, ok?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"Am I as old as your Granny Violet?"

"I don;t think so," Davie said hesitantly. "You don’t need a stick to walk."

"You’re right — I’m not. Lad, do you have any other questions for me?"

"Uh huh. How do you get the seed into Mummy? You can’t dig it in like a flower seed, can you?"

Charles laughed and hugged Davey closer. “No, you can’t. But you will have to wait until you’re a bit older to find out. Mummy’s and Da’s have very special ways to do those things, but you need to be a bit older to learn the secret.”

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"Am I as old as your Granny Violet?"

"I don;t think so," Davie said hesitantly. "You don’t need a stick to walk."

"You’re right — I’m not. Lad, do you have any other questions for me?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"I am not….and how old do you think I am, anyway?"

"I don’t know. I can’t count very high."

"Am I as old as your Granny Violet?"

The Time Bomb Hotel AU || Charles and Elsie and Robert

mrs-hughes:

charles-carson-butler:

"I am, one day lad….but not soon. I plan on being with you for many, many years. I have to see your ‘bairns’, don’t I? Otherwise, who is going to watch them, while you and your Mummy run the hotel?"

"Then maybe you ought to give me your ice cream next time. Granny Violet says old people have to watch what they eat if they want to live and be healthy."

"I am not….and how old do you think I am, anyway?"

kouw said: A valiant effort, sir.

Thank you!