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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and…

"Charles, be serious."

"I am! We could teach classes together, you and I. Imagine us, putting lessons together, me giving the lectures, you running the slide projector…."

"Slide projector? Seriously, Charles? A slide projector? Power Point, if you insist on being old school."

"That, my darling, is why I need you to assist me! You run the power thing, and I’ll speak. It’ll be brilliant!"

"If you’re serious, I could make a few phone calls, see if anyone is looking for new faculty."

Suddenly serious, Charles drew even closer to her. “Do you think me too ‘old school’ to teach a course? Admittedly, I am behind the times with anything technological.”

"It takes a lot more than technology to make a hotel successful."

"It takes invaluable employees….like you. More?" Charles shook his glass at her. "We still have most of the bottle," he grinned.

"Yes, please." Elsie held out her glass. "You could teach as class on finding good staff. You’d be brilliant."

Charls was more than a bit pleased to see Elsie taking more Scotch. He loved her when she as at her most adorable, which was when she was slightly tipsy. She deny it, to be sure, but she was always extra amorous when she had imbibed a bit.

"And *you* could teach a class on wrapping your boss around your little finger."

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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and…

"Charles, be serious."

"I am! We could teach classes together, you and I. Imagine us, putting lessons together, me giving the lectures, you running the slide projector…."

"Slide projector? Seriously, Charles? A slide projector? Power Point, if you insist on being old school."

"That, my darling, is why I need you to assist me! You run the power thing, and I’ll speak. It’ll be brilliant!"

"If you’re serious, I could make a few phone calls, see if anyone is looking for new faculty."

Suddenly serious, Charles drew even closer to her. “Do you think me too ‘old school’ to teach a course? Admittedly, I am behind the times with anything technological.”

"It takes a lot more than technology to make a hotel successful."

"It takes invaluable employees….like you. More?" Charles shook his glass at her. "We still have most of the bottle," he grinned.

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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and…

"Charles, be serious."

"I am! We could teach classes together, you and I. Imagine us, putting lessons together, me giving the lectures, you running the slide projector…."

"Slide projector? Seriously, Charles? A slide projector? Power Point, if you insist on being old school."

"That, my darling, is why I need you to assist me! You run the power thing, and I’ll speak. It’ll be brilliant!"

"If you’re serious, I could make a few phone calls, see if anyone is looking for new faculty."

Suddenly serious, Charles drew even closer to her. “Do you think me too ‘old school’ to teach a course? Admittedly, I am behind the times with anything technological.”

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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and…

"Charles, be serious."

"I am! We could teach classes together, you and I. Imagine us, putting lessons together, me giving the lectures, you running the slide projector…."

"Slide projector? Seriously, Charles? A slide projector? Power Point, if you insist on being old school."

"That, my darling, is why I need you to assist me! You run the power thing, and I’ll speak. It’ll be brilliant!"

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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and…

"Charles, be serious."

"I am! We could teach classes together, you and I. Imagine us, putting lessons together, me giving the lectures, you running the slide projector…."

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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and teach others."

"No one would want me as an instructor. Maybe I should live a life of leisure and *you* can teach. You know everything!"

"Charles, be serious. Most of my lecturers didn’t know half as much as you."

"I’ll consider it—" he took the rest of his Scotch, and downed it quickly, before filling up again, "but you know, I’m going to need a teaching assistant. I wonder who could fill the position."

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

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"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

"Obviously not the thing I’m proposing you go out and teach others."

"No one would want me as an instructor. Maybe I should live a life of leisure and *you* can teach. You know everything!"

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

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"Yes, but if there is nothing more to teach you, or to give you a refresher course on, won’t my skills become rusty?"

"Oh, I’m sure you’ve picked up many new skills these past few years. But that has nothing to do with what I’m talking about."

"What have I taught you, that you don’t want me to teach anyone else then?" Grabbing the bottle of Scotch, Charles refilled both their glasses.

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

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"What did I teach you?"

"A lot of things I’d rather you not teach anyone else."

"Yes, but if there is nothing more to teach you, or to give you a refresher course on, won’t my skills become rusty?"

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

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"And who would hire me to teach a class? I’m not an educator, I’m a businessman! I can’t teach!"

"You’ve taught almost every employee at this hotel."

"What did I teach you?"

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

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"Baby, what I’m qualified to teach is not taught in a classroom. Wait a moment, you mean it, don’t you?"

"Of course I mean it."

"And who would hire me to teach a class? I’m not an educator, I’m a businessman! I can’t teach!"

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

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"Oh, I could, and you well know it, baby!" Charles turned to face Elsie, shifting closer as he did. "But I also think you have a trick or two up your sleeve. So, erm, what would you like me to show you?"

"Oh, well, it has to do with my idea for you."

"And what is that then?"

"If Robert does make us leave, have you ever thought about teaching?"

"Baby, what I’m qualified to teach is not taught in a classroom. Wait a moment, you mean it, don’t you?"

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

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"Oh, I could, and you well know it, baby!" Charles turned to face Elsie, shifting closer as he did. "But I also think you have a trick or two up your sleeve. So, erm, what would you like me to show you?"

"Oh, well, it has to do with my idea for you."

"And what is that then?"

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

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"Do you recall what we did when we pretended to watch television? I thought we were having none of that?"

"No, not just yet, I shouldn’t think. We can do something else whilst…

"Coy, are we, Mrs Carson? Give in….tell me what you want me to show you."

"I suspect you could show me things beyond my wildest dreams, Mr Carson," Elsie said, taking great care with her brogue.

"Oh, I could, and you well know it, baby!" Charles turned to face Elsie, shifting closer as he did. "But I also think you have a trick or two up your sleeve. So, erm, what would you like me to show you?"

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

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"Do you recall what we did when we pretended to watch television? I thought we were having none of that?"

"No, not just yet, I shouldn’t think. We can do something else whilst…

"Coy, are we, Mrs Carson? Give in….tell me what you want me to show you."