Then I sat down to get Miles and Branson naked and, whoops, Maud and Rose wanted to play instead. So here you go. It's part two of what will be, by popular demand, at least a three-part series I've titled "Having Considered the Eyes of the World." The series title comes from this passage from Vita Sackville-West's All Passion Spent (Hogarth Press, 1931):
"I have considered the eyes of the world for so long that I think it is time that I had a little holiday from them. If one is not to please oneself in old age, when is one to please oneself?" (67)Because Maud Holland is basically my lesbian Lady Slade and I'd be stunned if that character weren't a direct inspiration for the Upstairs Downstairs character herself -- given their biographical similarities.
Title: In the Tumultuous Privacy of StormSo there you have it. Just doing my part to bring F/F slash into the world.
Author: ElizaJane (erm, me)
Pairing: Maud Holland/Rose Buck
Rating: Explicit (AO3)
Length: 5,894 words
Tags: Hastings (South Essex), Long-distance, Phone Calls, Christmas, Snow Storms, Sex Toys, Family Drama, Idyllic English Cottages
Summary: Maud and Rose decide to spend the Christmas season of 1938 in a cottage in Hastings, South Essex.
Series: Having Considered the Eyes of the World