✿ Downton Abbey AU - Anna Smith is actually Anna Carson
↳ Anna Smith grew up in an orphanage in York. When she turned 13, she found a job in service and has worked at Downton Abbey since then. Now that she is engaged to valet John Bates, she wants to find out who her parents were. Her quest proves difficult because the official documents are no longer available. A fire destroyed the orphanage a decade ago. But Anna does not give up easily. Slowly she uncovers the truth about her past. Little does she know that her parents were always very close by, have been for years.
For Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson it has been a heavy burden to keep their real identities a secret for more than 30 years. When Anna starts her investigations, they realize that it is about time their daughter learns the truth.