DOWNTON ABBEY AU (+ the music that inspired this) ➔ Sybil gives in to the pressure of the cage she grew up in, and, with a heavy heart, refuses Tom’s proposal, marrying a wounded officer instead. While Tom, heartbroken and devastated, moves back to Ireland, Sybil finds herself chained to a husband who loves her - feelings she can not return.
As the war ends and ripples of peace wash over the country, she can not forget the man whom she had loved - would always love - so much her heart aches of it.
When her husband succumbs to the Spanish Flu, leaving Sybil behind as a young widow who soon gives birth to a son, the world suddenly seems to shift once more. Traveling to Ireland full of hope and dreams that have never come true, Sybil is not only faced with terror and violence, but with the discovery that Tom is long gone, dead, shot, never to return.
He had not waited, and at the coast of the Irish Sea, Sybil realizes that every choice she has made has still lead her here, free and unchained.