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Authors Of Our Own Fate by Mr. Chaos reviews
When Matthew suddenly finds his soul transported nearly a decade into the past, before Downton, before the War, and before Mary, he realizes that he has been given a chance to change his past and make his life and those around him better. How will the Crawleys and the servants of Downton react to a Matthew who knows all their secrets and is determined to win his happy ending?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 88 - Words: 550,192 - Reviews: 1383 - Favs: 591 - Follows: 740 - Updated: 5/17 - Published: 1/1/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
Lockdown Abbey by Rocks-my-socks reviews
Modern AU. 2020 dawns on the Crawley family and staff working at Downton Abbey. Follow the highs and lows of the year as they clap for carers, panic buy toilet roll and struggle through the most extraordinary year they've ever encountered, which brings heartbreak, babies and political scandal with it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,798 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/16 - Published: 12/3/2020
An Interesting Situation by the classicist reviews
1912: Anthony Strallan, widowed and struggling with the demands of his estate and his eleven year old son, requires a secretary and all-round factotum. Edith Crawley, daughter of a disgraced, deceased solicitor and distant cousin to the Earl of Grantham, is seeking a new job and an escape from London following a failed affair. Neither expects to find themselves falling in love...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 95 - Words: 238,495 - Reviews: 846 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 5/7 - Published: 4/6/2019 - Edith C., Anthony S.
Things Hidden by Lala Kate reviews
S2 AU with elements of canon. Repeated meetings and misunderstandings forge a rocky path to be traversed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 110,815 - Reviews: 471 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 5/6 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Second Chances by EmelineCarter92 reviews
After Matthew's return from the war, he struggles to adjust, suffering from shell shock, not just the paralysis. Many characters, upstairs and down, have a great importance in Matthew's recovery, during 1917, late 1918 and beyond. War has a way of distinguishing what is important and what isn't. Missing scenes from my For Ever and Ever series.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 178,033 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/30 - Published: 12/8/2019 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
It Often Rhymes by the classicist reviews
"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes" - Mark Twain. London 1941: Edith's daughter has fallen head over heels for Anthony's nephew. Or: Andith do the Second World War. (A short multi-chapter fic that began life as a one-shot and got rapidly out of control.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 19 - Words: 58,761 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/20 - Published: 2/7/2021 - [Anthony S., Edith C.] [Marigold, OC] - Complete
I Loved Her First by Edward Carson reviews
An exploration of the father-daughter relationship between Carson and Lady Mary from the beginning. "Even a butler has his favourites," Carson tells Mary early in Season 1. This story will follow them from the first time they set eyes on each other through the end of the series in 1926. Because their stories are intertwined, Mrs. Hughes eventually comes into it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 64,018 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 5/1/2016 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Wonderful Life by Ever The Storm Braver reviews
Matthew didn't get into a car crash on the day of his son's birth. Instead he and Mary enjoy the next chapter of their lives as parents and managing Downton Abbey. First Fic, M rated for a reason.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 64,949 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/23/2021 - Published: 8/29/2021 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Who knows what you think of me now? by Mmfan1 reviews
Just suppose Cora had never lost the baby and she gave birth to a son, the heir of Downton. How would this change have impacted Mary and Matthew and their other romantic relationships during the war (season 2)? An AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,474 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/13/2021 - Published: 8/16/2021 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Lavinia S.
Breaking the waves (A Moonlight Sonata) by MarmOTeen reviews
How do you handle falling in love and building a new relationship while fighting on the frontline of a raging pandemic? This is the challenge awaiting Dr Anna Smith, ICU Doctor in York. TW for disease (obviously) and minor character's deaths (sorry...) Modern AU (obviously too)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 46 - Words: 134,162 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/8/2021 - Published: 1/28/2021 - Mary C., E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
That First Year by JessieBess reviews
A look at the first year of Tom and Sybil's marriage. There's adjustments to be made by both and the growing turbulence in Dublin is challenging as is their relationship with the Crawleys.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,022 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/2/2021 - Published: 9/2/2020 - Cora C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
Yes by Mmfan1 reviews
Matthew has finally proposed to Mary again in 1920. This story continues from that moment covering missing moments after their engagement until their wedding.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 64,927 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/2/2021 - Published: 2/19/2021 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Reaching in the Dark by hereforthewomen reviews
Robert and Cora perish on the Titanic along with James and Patrick, Matthew becomes the Earl instead of the heir in 1912. Mary is left to care for her sisters, and when Violet suggests an 'arranged' marriage between her granddaughter and the new Earl, both of them see its merits. An alliance forms between them, but will this lead to love? AU, but including many S1/2 plot points.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 81,285 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 5/5/2021 - Published: 2/12/2021 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
Miracles Happen by Anne O' the Island reviews
When Lady Mary dies at the age of 100, she is sent back to the beginning to 'make things right.' And she certainly does, with one hundred years of life experience, and most of the twentieth century under her belt, turning Downton―and its occupants―on their heads.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,074 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 232 - Follows: 384 - Updated: 4/19/2021 - Published: 1/7/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Other Truths by Jael73 reviews
Five years after leaving Lady Edith Crawley at the altar, Sir Anthony Strallan is viciously attacked in London. Recovery is slow, but he's certain of only a few things: he's been married to the most wonderful woman in the world, their daughter's name is Marigold, and he's an Intelligence Officer through and through.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,601 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 3/22/2021 - Published: 2/23/2017 - Robert C., Cora C., Edith C., Anthony S.
If Things Were Different by magfreak reviews
What if Robert had squandered Cora's fortune before the Titanic sank? What if Matthew had inherited the money needed to save Downton before he became the heir? What if Tom had made something of himself before he met Sybil? An alternate Downton universe set in season one that explores how Sybil and Tom's relationship would have developed if they'd met under different circumstances.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 59 - Words: 360,704 - Reviews: 1004 - Favs: 420 - Follows: 517 - Updated: 2/15/2021 - Published: 1/17/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Mary C., Matthew C.]
The Christmas Card by RL74 reviews
Edith is a broadcast journalist, Anthony is an architect. Their families are obliquely connected but they have never met. Edith also has a mystery to solve...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 11,979 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/10/2021 - Published: 11/30/2020 - Anthony S.
I Think He Did It by AlexisRose84 reviews
Mary Crawley's best friend, Anna, has gone missing. When the police prove to be inefficient with this case, Mary goes to Private Investigator, John Bates, for help. Complete
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 29 - Words: 63,229 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/6/2021 - Published: 12/14/2020 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Sybil's Ball by EmelineCarter92 reviews
The events leading up to the garden party of 1914.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 768 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/12/2021 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Heart of Glass by keychaincatharsis reviews
Mary is the cold, uptight first daughter of the Earl of Grantham. Pushed out of her inheritance by the unfair laws of the land, she is forced to watch from the sidelines as middle-class newcomer Matthew arrives to accept his title. What starts out as a smoldering hatred turns into a passionate lust for Mary and Matthew, but not without a few obstacles along the way.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,995 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/15/2020 - Published: 12/5/2020 - Robert C., Matthew C., Mary C., Anna S.
A Matter of Duty by cxe128 reviews
After the war, Downton Abbey is in danger of financial ruin. Robert comes up with a seemingly perfect plan: Sybil will marry Larry Grey to save the estate. But there is one problem: Sybil does not love Larry — instead she is in love with Tom Branson, the socialist chauffeur. AU. Tom/Sybil.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,853 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/15/2020 - Published: 1/1/2020 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Mary C., Matthew C.]
Alpine Interlude by The Irish Chauffeur reviews
Following their visit to Italy in 1932, now in the summer of 1933, the Bransons, the Crawleys and all of their children pay an extended visit to Friedrich and Edith von Schonborn's magnificent home - Rosenberg - in Lower Austria. But while it is a time for the three families to rest, relax, and play, already the storm clouds are gathering over central Europe.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 215,738 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/10/2020 - Published: 9/11/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Ulysses by SilenceoftheSolitude reviews
A look at Downton Abbey through Bertie Pelham's eyes. The story will start with a prologue set before Bertie actually becomes a character of the show and then cover events in the show from the S5 Christmas Special to the S6 Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 26 - Words: 96,804 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 8/13/2020 - Published: 3/1/2020 - [Edith C., Bertie P.] - Complete
A Lover's Heart by Batwings79 reviews
Story first written in 2011 between S1 and S2: The Great War and things are changing. Boys turning into men, housemaids serving at table, it's all a bit much for Charles Carson. But through it all he has a steady hand to guide him - or does he? What happens when he loses the rudder that keeps him calm and steady.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 35,552 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 5/19/2020 - Published: 5/13/2020
Love Alters Not by Andromeda and the Sea Monster reviews
Sequel to All That Matters. Mary and Matthew have been married for over two years, and although there is one thing they want very much that is missing from their lives, their love is as strong as ever and they have never been happier. But will they ever have what they both long for? (This story won't really make sense unless you've read All That Matters).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 137,500 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/1/2020 - Published: 8/30/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Love Prevails by Dimcairien reviews
When a seriously injured Matthew returns home from the front, he was a long road ahead of him as he struggles to adapt to his new life. Meanwhile, Mary is wrestling with her relationship with Carlisle and trying to understand her feelings for Matthew. Together, she and Matthew begin a journey of healing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 38,178 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 4/25/2020 - Published: 1/17/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Less Broken by alliluna reviews
Matthew comes home from war badly shellshocked, while Mary is reeling from the publication of her scandal. They both need to escape and heal. Perhaps, they can do so together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 114,054 - Reviews: 393 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 4/11/2020 - Published: 7/25/2017 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C.
If Things Were Different by cforrester2000 reviews
Starts at the beginning of Series 2. Matthew was on leave in London, with Lavinia, and he runs into Mary. One moment of passion leads to a Long string of problems for both Mary and Matthew, And maybe perhaps one really good thing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 28,523 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/4/2020 - Published: 11/15/2019 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Yours Forever by oiseaus reviews
AU from the beginning, this explores how Matthew & Mary's relationship would have evolved if they had met under very different circumstances, spanning several years. Chapter 14 is up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 50,436 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 3/30/2020 - Published: 5/4/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
All We Needed by AlexisRose84 reviews
"So many children in need of a home, so many homes in need of a child." Modern AU. John and Anna have a home that needs a child and there are three children that need a home. Will their home be the home for them? As life goes from two to five, they have to quickly learn how to become the family these children need them to be. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 26,059 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/9/2020 - Published: 12/15/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Simplify me when I'm Dead - A Downton Abbey Rewrite of sorts by Amara25 reviews
a DA that is a little more satisfying. I want to focus on the lives of the Crawley sisters, so this is a little bit of a feminist narrative, highlighting the challenges of their kind of womanhood, and how they journey through this. The romance at the heart of it is Matthew and Mary, but this story is not all about romance. Hope you like it, please read and review.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 123,725 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 2/7/2020 - Published: 4/5/2017 - Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C.
A Blessing by GeordieLass reviews
A Chelsie fic set during Series 4, although the story will detour from canon. Mrs Hughes receives an unexpected blessing. Will it help to bring the Housekeeper and Butler closer together? Certainly, their lives will never be the same again. Hope you enjoy x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 65 - Words: 121,221 - Reviews: 1846 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/11/2020 - Published: 4/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Charlie - Complete
Who Said He Ever Left? by pearlydewdrop reviews
Mary raised her eyebrows, torn between sisterly affection and a tone of disapproval as she glanced between her youngest sister and her brother in law of twenty years. "Good Lord, has Tom Branson the socialist returned?". This is a very short oneshot about the Downton Abbey squad...as they should have been...Lady Sybil Lives AU! Matthew Crawley Lives AU!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 642 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/8/2020 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Love Came Down at Christmas by theglamourfades reviews
It's 1927, Christmas is not too far away, and the Downstairs contingent of Downton Abbey are looking forward to a special occasion. (Set post-film)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,042 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/24/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [Andy P., Daisy] - Complete
Perfectly Imperfect by RL74 reviews
I started this story last week and it just wasn't doing what I wanted so, I started again! AndithFest 2018 - Anthony is a Museum Curator, emotionally stunted and obsessed with perfection. He hired Edith Crawley as a Graduate Trainee - she's bright, brilliant and his polar opposite in terms of character. So why can't he get her out of his mind?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 31 - Words: 41,044 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/11/2019 - Published: 7/31/2018 - Edith C., Anthony S.
Just Give Me A Reason by MatthewsMary reviews
Matthew & Mary are living in their home near Downton Abbey with their daughter. As they try to expand their family, they are faced with the challenges of living in a modern world. Can they truly get through anything or will their struggles bring them to the ground? Getting what they want and overcoming unexpected events will test everything they think they've strengthened.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 50,372 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/14/2019 - Published: 7/26/2019 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Say You Won't Let Go by MatthewsMary reviews
Set in Modern Day London, Mary is married to Richard Carlisle and they live in the heart of London, Matthew is a lawyer , though still resides on Downton Abbey. After a run in at a Downton harvest party, Matthew has his suspicions on Richard's treatment of her. Will he fight to get his first love back? Twists and Turns arise, but will love always win?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 80 - Words: 186,787 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/22/2019 - Published: 2/3/2019 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Me, Myself, and Mr Strallan by Henley2020 reviews
Alt Edith
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,343 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/25/2019 - Published: 6/1/2018 - [Edith C., Anthony S.] OC
Pathways by dashabout reviews
Seven years after Matthew married Lavinia, Mary is living in London. She has moved on with her life, but things are about to change in ways she never expected.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 193,766 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 6/16/2019 - Published: 9/2/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
In the World of Downton Abbey by PurpleKorea134 reviews
What happens when a normal small-town girl gets sucked into the world of Downton Abbey, her favorite TV show, and is the object of every man's affection, especially two well-known men from the show? With one of those men shockingly being a certain gay footman?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 61,471 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/10/2019 - Published: 5/26/2019 - Matthew C., Thomas, OC - Complete
The Sadder But Wiser Girl by the classicist reviews
London 1927. Edith Crawley isn't a naive young girl anymore - she's an independent woman, a writer, a mother. Michael Gregson is a distant memory and Edith is managing just fine, thank you very much - until, that is, an old and rather familiar face makes a sudden reappearance, setting off a startling chain of events for everyone concerned.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 106 - Words: 209,307 - Reviews: 859 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 149 - Updated: 4/2/2019 - Published: 6/8/2013 - Edith C., Anthony S., M. Gregson - Complete
The Center of My Heart by lilyrowan1 reviews
If two people love each other, why can't they be together? An AU based on canon and written for MM Celebration Day. Thank you, Patsan! All credit toJulian Fellowes for creating these wonderful characters and Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens for bringing them to life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 49 - Words: 309,990 - Reviews: 837 - Favs: 217 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 3/29/2019 - Published: 3/29/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Love's Continuing Journey by The Yankee Countess reviews
A sequel to "Love's Journey" and a rewrite of Downton Abbey season 3 and onward. Starting right where "Love's Journey" left off, with Tom and Sybil arriving in Ireland. Will cover the time leading up to their marriage, Sybil's pregnancy, and will feature dramatic moments the new family will face, both in Dublin and back at Downton. Book III of the "Love's Journey Saga"
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 327,494 - Reviews: 737 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 3/19/2019 - Published: 10/16/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Don't fall in love, dear, it's very steerage class by PaleMagnolia reviews
[AU] 1912: the Crawleys set sail from Southampton to New York to visit the Levinsons, and during the crossing (Mary and Matthew are busy bickering, Sybil is charmed by an Irish passenger) Edith meets an old family friend, and learns that she is not invisible, after all... But, alas, they are sailing on the brand-new White Star Line liner: lavish, majestic, ill-fated RMS Titanic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 53,268 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 3/9/2019 - Published: 11/13/2013 - Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C., Anthony S.
A Work in Progress by It'sMadUpstairs reviews
These are short pieces from a Downton Abbey rewrite I'm doing. Let me know what you think.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 13,932 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/3/2019 - Published: 4/15/2018 - Edith C., Sybil C., T. Branson, Anthony S.
A Sudden Interest in Pigs by Loveedith reviews
AU beginning after S4 CS. Anthony feels he has given Edith back her life. Edith feels she has taken charge of it herself by bringing her little girl home to Downton. She is quite sure that no one suspects a thing. The OC in my character list is Alice, Edith's daughter. Sir Brumble, Sir Anthony's big boar, also has an important role in the story - or so he thinks. NOW COMPLETE
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 51 - Words: 74,794 - Reviews: 290 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 12/2/2018 - Published: 12/29/2013 - Cora C., Edith C., Anthony S., OC - Complete
A Yorkshire Summer by CeeCeeSings reviews
It's the summer of 1927 in Yorkshire! Expect loads of love, sweetness, multiple pairings, and lots of drama! EDITED AND UPDATED AGAIN: This started as a Chelsie/Baxley fic and has greatly expanded. And while there's lots of happy scenes, there's some angst. Expect lots of Richobel and LOTS of Thomas/OC, with lots of other downstairs folks mixed in and a happy ending for everyone!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 75,388 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/4/2018 - Published: 5/14/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] - Complete
An End To All Things by OrangeShipper reviews
A sequel to Of Course It's The End, How Could It Not Be? - They know they've made a foolish mistake, but still they can't regret it. It was the end between them, they knew that, but what they'd shared would make the lives they must endure easier to bear. At least, that was what they told themselves... for having known each other, how could they bear it now? AU from 2x08. UPDATED!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 68,652 - Reviews: 368 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 1/24/2018 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Where You Are by OrangeShipper reviews
He couldn't accept Lavinia's sacrifice, of her life, her children, her future, and then give her the brush-off when he was well again... Well, he couldn't, could he? But, just perhaps, there was a way back for him to the woman he loved after all. Matthew/Mary, AU from 2x07. T for now.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,774 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 12/16/2017 - Published: 11/1/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C., Lavinia S.
A Friend of the Family by njbrennan reviews
Canon/AU: Edith Crawley has been away at boarding school for most of her childhood and when she returns a few weeks prior to her first London Season, she is surprised to meet her father's best friend, Anthony Strallan. They struggle to come to terms with their feelings as Edith is introduced to young suitors. Can their love overcome the many obstacles it faces? Will it be too late?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 34,150 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/22/2017 - Published: 5/19/2014 - Robert C., Edith C., Anthony S.
To Claim His Prize by Apollo888 reviews
Matthew Crawley, new Earl of Grantham, leads a lonely and bitter life at Downton Abbey. Lady Mary Crawley is married to Sir Richard Carlisle and miserable, with no way out. They both have accepted that they will never be together, but one night of risking something may change everything. A Mary and Matthew Series 2 AU where nothing is as it seems.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 186,078 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 9/16/2017 - Published: 7/10/2017 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
The Tangled Web of Life by Loveedith reviews
This story moves about in time, place and point of view. It jumps whimsically from one thing, person, place, year to another. It is very messed up and tangled. Just like life itself. With a slightly AU version of the Edith/Anthony wedding in 1920. AU after 3:3. Now finished.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 65 - Words: 121,814 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 8/2/2017 - Published: 11/10/2012 - [Edith C., Anthony S.] - Complete
The Heir by WanderingChild-InWinter reviews
The summer of 1918 finds the Crawley family in an interesting predicament. With Matthew wounded, and unable to sire an heir, the family is desperate to find the next in line after him. Will Mary's sudden return from a four year exile in New York help shed light on the situation? (AN: The story is much better than the summary, I promise you!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,497 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 7/28/2017 - Published: 1/18/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Made Different by MMarieRose reviews
As they battle to rebuild lives & livelihoods in a country irrevocably changed by war, VAD Nurse Mary Crawley & convalescing Captain Matthew Crawley are swept into a web of scandal & corruption that threatens to rip the Crawley family apart. This mystery and romance weaves real historical events into a DA retelling featuring most characters & some OC's from S2.05. Some M chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 305,893 - Reviews: 251 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 4/14/2017 - Published: 4/1/2015 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Resurrection - Part III by MsMenna reviews
This final installment details the first days of Matthew and Mary's reunion upon his returning to her New Year's Eve, 1923 after recovering his memory. It not only paints a picture of the soulmates' happy reunion but their struggle to come to terms with the lives they led when neither knew the other existed. Also solves mystery of Matthew's survival.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,554 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/2/2017 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C., T. Branson - Complete
Glad Tidings by Apollo888 reviews
Set during winter 1920, Mary and Matthew enjoy another holiday season at Eryholme and Downton Abbey, and journey to London for festivities there. Written for the 2016 MM Secret Santa exchange. A sequel to Let's Be Strong.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,545 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/26/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Edith C., OC] - Complete
Gone by knullabulla reviews
Something of great value is taken when Downton Abbey is burglarized one evening
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,222 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 11/19/2016 - Published: 8/7/2016 - Mary C., Thomas, George C.
Six Months of Summer by Apollo888 reviews
She said it was over. He grudgingly agreed. They left each other, only to be thrown together again in a different time and place. After declaring almost everything about them was all wrong, can they possibly find a way back to make it all right? A Mary and Matthew modern AU saga. First in the Celebrity series, followed by Stormbraver.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 219,977 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 10/31/2016 - Published: 7/18/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
Close Enough by alliluna reviews
When Patrick dies on the Titanic, Mary is left as his widow, and Robert is left without an heir. He finds an heir in Matthew Crawley, who he pushes into a marriage with Sybil. There is a glaring problem in this arrangement; Sybil is in love with the chauffeur and Matthew is in love with Sybil's sister.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 95,397 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 10/8/2016 - Published: 12/19/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Resurrection - Part II by MsMenna reviews
This is the second part of my original tale that details the events that took place on New Year's Eve, 1922 that transform Mary Crawley's life as well as that of many others at Downton. It goes hand in hand with "Patient #9, only this time we see Matthew Crawley's return to his home and family from his wife's point of view. This plausibly brings Matthew back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,532 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/19/2016 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C., T. Branson
Stardust by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
On a small Island in Scotland an injured soldier returns home to heal his body and soul, but little does he know that his recovery is in the hands of an unknown friend. Begins in the Summer of 1945.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 125,892 - Reviews: 299 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 9/10/2016 - Published: 8/21/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Missing Time by Rap541 reviews
So Mary has married Henry, and is having her happily ever after. What if one hell of a monkey wrench was thrown into the mix in the form of Matthew Crawley alive? Yes, I am revisiting the amnesia angle but with more marital angst and much less aka ZERO physical assault and torture. This is a straight "what if Matthew didn't die and turns up in 1927 after Mary has married Henry?"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 50,264 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 7/30/2016 - Published: 2/28/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Downton Remembered by JessieBess reviews
It's 1970. Come with Tom as he takes his granddaughters on a visit to Downton where he'll reminisce about his life there, Sybil and the Crawleys. Mary, now the Dowager Countess, will also offer many memories. The fate of all the family and servants will be covered. It's AU as Sybil didn't die in 1920 nor did Matthew the following year.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 27 - Words: 105,881 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 7/17/2016 - Published: 7/24/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
We Shall Fight by Apollo888 reviews
The Great War changed the world. The Great War changed us all. A non-linear AU tale set in Series 2. The sequel to Flirting With Convention.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 238,968 - Reviews: 525 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 7/6/2016 - Published: 5/5/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Let's Be Strong by Apollo888 reviews
Series 2 beginning at the concert in Episode 4, then going somewhere else. Strength and bravery are not only shown on the battlefield, or in the face of adversity. One must be strong to go after what one wants. One must be brave to bear the consequences. The sequel to Upon a Midnight Clear.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 266,952 - Reviews: 527 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 7/5/2016 - Published: 12/25/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Murder at Downton Abbey by dustnik reviews
Set in 1926. When a guest is murdered at Downton Abbey, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. Canon compliant through Season 6 of Downton Abbey. Ensemble piece.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,304 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/22/2016 - Published: 4/12/2016 - Complete
An English Summer by ohtobealady reviews
Cora Levinson has been given every luxury money can afford, but lacks the name to break through the upper realms of her American Society. Robert Crawley, the heir to the Earl of Grantham, has the name and family history, but is disappointed to learn that his countryseat is in danger of being lost. This is the story of a great opportunity and the way in which it presented itself.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 118,045 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 2/15/2016 - Published: 6/3/2014 - [Robert C., Cora C.] - Complete
I Was Glad by palaces.out.of.paragraphs reviews
Sequel to 'Addiction'. Mary Crawley is about to make a life changing decision. She has two very different paths to go down. Mary has to decide if she is willing to give up Downton. If she is, the only question that remains: can she handle possibly being an outcast by society?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 45,482 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 2/15/2016 - Published: 7/1/2015 - Mary C., T. Branson - Complete
Resurrection - Part I by MsMenna reviews
This tale takes place at Downton on the final day of 1922 and goes hand in hand with the January 3rd journal entry in "Patient #9" that also details the life changing event that took place that day. This story, however, focuses on Mary Crawley's life that New Year's Eve as she learns just how strong the bond of love is and discovers that miracles can happen.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,421 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/9/2016 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C., T. Branson
A Girl You Knew by La Donna Ingenua reviews
AU Matthew marries a very much alive Lavinia, and the show that flopped keeps flopping and the dance they danced keeps playing in their heads. Mary realizes she is not the only girl in the world, but a girl he once knew and decides to do the unexpected. While Mary comes back to life, Matthew realizes what he's given up. It's not what you think...or could it be? As of Chap 31, M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 44 - Words: 116,573 - Reviews: 1601 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 12/1/2015 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
A Very Modern Arrangement by Kavan reviews
After his injury and her engagement, Matthew and Mary move forward. Chapter 31 is up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 188,262 - Reviews: 485 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 307 - Updated: 11/22/2015 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Trust and Providence by Rachel Smith Cobleigh reviews
* What if Mary had trusted Matthew with her secret and immediately accepted his first proposal? An alternate universe starting from episode 1x06, interwoven with canon, that spans from 1914 - 1971. [M for sexual content, wartime violence, racial slurs, character death (but Matthew/Mary and Sybil/Tom end happily!)] [STEAMM]
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 39 - Words: 416,148 - Reviews: 688 - Favs: 357 - Follows: 397 - Updated: 11/21/2015 - Published: 2/2/2014 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
A Dark and Snowy Night by songbook reviews
A blizzard snows in the guests of a dinner party at Downton Abbey. Ensemble/Mult Pairings
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,512 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/8/2015 - Published: 10/20/2015 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Telling Mark by Johijoha reviews
Downton Abbey is in mourning after the untimely demise of Matthew Crawley, when suddenly a nightly visitor changes everything. Set two weeks after Season 3 finale and very AU-ish from there.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,069 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/4/2015 - Published: 5/8/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
I Can Take One Thing for Granted by Corelli Sonatas reviews
Matthew and Mary are survived in these excerpts from their life together. Begins with the announcement of their engagement. Gratitude to jmu for inspiring the topics.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,154 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/5/2015 - Published: 4/6/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Birthright by Willa Dedalus reviews
What happens when your whole world changes? The life you have always known ripped away, and in its place a new identity, and a new love. Only time can tell what will happen. This story is a canon AU reimagining Matthew and Mary's relationship from the beginning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 131,928 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 7/15/2015 - Published: 11/11/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Two Years and Two Weeks by magfreak reviews
After the end of her two year relationship, Sybil Crawley is convinced that love doesn't exist. But events surrounding her sister Mary's sudden engagement and whirlwind wedding force her to question everything she thinks she knows. Inspired by the movie 500 Days of Summer. *Highclere Award Winner*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 59,486 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 7/12/2015 - Published: 6/18/2013 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
All Over Again by kahhtina reviews
Set following the end of "Falling," Mary and Matthew have been married for approximately two years. Multi-chapter fic. A modern Downton Abbey AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 105,258 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 7/7/2015 - Published: 3/29/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Love Downstairs by Forgoodandproper reviews
A series of drabbles and one shots, some long some short, about my favorite Downton couple, Bates and Anna. Most are based on scenes I would have like to see between them. Now some are modern! No particular order either. Enjoy! Disclaimer for all chapters: I own nothing when it comes to Downton Abbey. If I did, they'd have to rename the show Happy Fluffy Cottage Times.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 44,287 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 7/5/2015 - Published: 8/24/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Holiday by magfreak reviews
This is a modern Downton AU that follows the premise of the movie The Holiday (with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet). It will be primarily Tom and Sybil with some Matthew and Mary mixed in. *Highclere Award Winner*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 55,368 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 6/25/2015 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
So Much Lost by alliluna reviews
As a second war descends over Europe, the Crawleys, Bransons, and Strallans are caught in the midst of it. STEAMM day 2014 fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 24,701 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/24/2015 - Published: 9/14/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
Renewed (Part one) by Brojled reviews
The year is 1937. The Family has moved along in years and there are still many familiar faces about as well as many new ones... The Drama continues at Downton Abbey. Some characters belong to me. Some do not. I just borrowed them. :) *Chapter 20 is up. The End...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 53,558 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 4/17/2015 - Published: 2/24/2015 - T. Branson, Robert C., George C., Mary C. - Complete
The Open Secret by Willa Dedalus reviews
Exiled from Downton Abbey over a scandal, Lady Mary Crawley is ruined. Meanwhile Matthew Crawley has lived a content life in Manchester with his parents, Dr. Reginald Crawley and Isobel Crawley. Before the Earl of Grantham changed his life, his eldest daughter did. An AU story in a different place with different results; created by Willa Dedalus and Apollo888.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 281,868 - Reviews: 710 - Favs: 329 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 3/31/2015 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Milquetoast by Apollo888 reviews
A debate regarding the merits of Mr. Right vs. Mr. Right-Now. A Modern AU journey with Mary and Matthew for MM Celebration Day 2015. Part of the Breaking Bread AU series, the sequel to Shifting Sands and followed by Adultery.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,230 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/27/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
The Youngsters of Yorkshire by njbrennan reviews
Modern A/U: Single parents Edith Crawley and Anthony Strallan have never met. After Edith moves back to Yorkshire, she sends her daughter to the same primary school as Anthony's son, where these two youngsters will befriend one another and devise a plan to get their parents to fall in love at any cost, with quite a few tumbles along the way! All characters belong to Fellowes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,398 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/7/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - Edith C., Anthony S., OC
More Than Duty by azbookworm reviews
AU beginning during dinner in episode 5 of Season 1 and continuing through the rest of Season 1 and Season 2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 115,201 - Reviews: 880 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 284 - Updated: 3/1/2015 - Published: 2/13/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Something Worth Having by MrsTater reviews
When Mary moves to London to escape painful memories of Matthew at Downton, she must face more than grief as former suitors and her estranged sister come back into her life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 167,698 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 2/11/2015 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Mary C., R. Carlisle, Edith C., Evelyn Napier - Complete
Live in My Memory by Apollo888 reviews
Some say if you love someone, you should let them go. Nobody ever said you couldn't go after them, though. A Mary and Matthew modern AU one-shot story in response to an interesting prompt. First in a series, followed by Epiphany.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,764 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/6/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Behaving in the Workplace by dna2000 reviews
Modern AU. Mary is an associate at a law firm in the City. Matthew is a partner, and Mary's boss. Rather pointless fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,784 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 1/14/2015 - Published: 6/30/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Above All Things by dna2000 reviews
M/M AU. Set in the same universe as my one-shot, 'Hate'. Matthew travels to London, where Mary is currently residing. His arrival forces her to confront her feelings and make a decision as to whether to confess her love for him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,357 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 1/13/2015 - Published: 9/15/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Last Year of Innocence by Athena mou reviews
It's the summer of 1911 when Matthew Crawley once again enters Lady Mary's life. This time they are older and the budding feelings from years past are allowed to blossom. After a brief courtship and a beautiful wedding, Lady Mary and her new husband set off on their honeymoon in France. Sequel to Summer at Downton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 70,128 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 12/29/2014 - Published: 12/22/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
The Coalition by dna2000 reviews
Modern MM. See this as a very late submission for the MM AU day! I don't want to give too much away here, but let's just say that Matthew and Mary are once again at odds...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,944 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12/27/2014 - Published: 7/11/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Rightful Heir by Athena mou reviews
When Matthew lost his courage and never asked Mary to marry him, she left England. Trying her luck in America the Crawleys don't expect her to ever come back. In 1925 Parliament passes the new inheritance law, and everything changes. When Mary returns a 2nd time, it is clear that things will never be quite the same again. Will Matthew be able to convince her to stay this time?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 113,102 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Christmas In the Heir by Lady Etiquette reviews
Christmas at Downton Abbey finds the Crawley family finding their way to each other all over again. Thank you to Julian Fellowes for his wonderful characters. Modern AU based on canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 22,614 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/2/2014 - Published: 11/25/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Lady Mary Crawley's Diary by IlPostino reviews
Lady Mary Crawley's Diary, starting from series one. Some fluff, humour and a little hurt/comfort thrown in for good measure. Winner of two Highclere Awards! Chapter 29: The engagement party, part two. M/M
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 108,616 - Reviews: 613 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 9/30/2014 - Published: 1/13/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
All Sorts of Things: A Honeymoon Fic by miscreant rose reviews
The honeymoon we never got. Both Mary and Matthew have lived their lives and are now starting out to live a life together. But what ghosts from the past will tag along, and how will their eyes be opened?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,356 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 8/20/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.]
The Clover Among the Poppies by The Yankee Countess reviews
WW1 S/T AU. Sybil Crawley is serving as a nurse near the front lines in France, and though it's what she's wanted, it's not like anything she could have imagined. Admist the horror and devastation, she finds a friend in Irish ambulance driver, Tom Branson, whose political and anti-war views challenge her mind, and whose passionate spirit challenges her heart.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 40,139 - Reviews: 346 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/3/2014 - Published: 8/4/2014 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Curse of the Broken Entail by paladin1916 reviews
A Matthew / Mary AU. The title says it all. But never fear, curses can be broken.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 56 - Words: 72,105 - Reviews: 429 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 8/4/2014 - Published: 4/7/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
My Sister, the Matchmaker by The Yankee Countess reviews
Edith Crawley is unlucky in love. Her sister thinks it's because she's been going out with the wrong men, and decides to set Edith up with Sybil's favorite uni professor. But no one said matchmaking was easy! Not only does she need to convince Edith and Anthony that they are perfect for each other, but she also needs to make sure she doesn't neglect her own love life! Modern AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 48,395 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 8/3/2014 - Published: 8/3/2013 - Edith C., Sybil C., T. Branson, Anthony S.
Cassiopeia by Le Creationist reviews
(AU: Infused with generous amounts of Harry Potter) Edith/Anthony. Lady Edith Crawley spends most of her childhood away at boarding school in Scotland. She returns to Downton, only to find herself confronted with an existential crisis brought on by her difficult relationship with her family and the confusion of an unintended attachment to a certain gentleman.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,945 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/21/2014 - Published: 1/22/2014 - Edith C., Anthony S.
Incentive by dna2000 reviews
Modern AU. Mary and Matthew are at university together and Mary is in desperate need of Matthew's help. He is reluctant to do so...so she offers him some incentive. Pretty smutty. CH.10 - the shameless smut has returned!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 60,516 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 6/29/2014 - Published: 4/22/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
What Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas by cc-weaver reviews
My contribution to M/M Celebration Day. Modern A/U where Mary and Matthew meet during Sybil's bachelorette party in Sin City. Flirting and fluffiness all around!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,238 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/28/2014 - Published: 3/29/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
What if by ILYmarycrawley reviews
AU. In which Mary is engaged to James, the new heir of Downton. She always thought she would marry out of duty. But what if, what if an unexpected meeting happens and changes everything. What if titles and money aren't all that matters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,160 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 4/12/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Flirting with Convention by Apollo888 reviews
Their first meeting was not, in fact, their first meeting. A non-linear AU tale beginning in Series 1. The first story in a series that continues with We Shall Fight.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 168,807 - Reviews: 517 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 9/29/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
A Good Argument by kahhtina reviews
A modern AU story of Mary and Matthew's time at university. The prequel to "Falling."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 83,763 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/2/2014 - Published: 12/19/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Regrets by HB rules reviews
As Christmas draws closer, Mrs Hughes begins to contemplate her life at Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 30,789 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 4/13/2014 - Published: 12/7/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Spring in Appenzell by Baron Munchausen reviews
Rosamund and Edith go to Switzerland 'to improve their French'. There they find the last person on earth they expected: Anthony, who has been hiding out in Appenzell, near the German border, for two years avoiding Edith. Remembering that Anthony has connections in Germany, she sends him on a chase to find Michael Gregson...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 50,255 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/7/2014 - Published: 12/3/2013 - [Anthony S., Edith C.] M. Gregson, Rosamund P. - Complete
A Marriage of Convenience by maireadcello reviews
Season 1 AU. The year is 1913, a year since the Titanic sunk, and Robert Crawley, the Earl of Garntham has finally found an heir. During that time, Mary has gotten engaged to the wealthy son and heir to the Viscount of Branksome. Then Matthew arrives at Downton. How will their relationship develop now? Disclaimer: The wonderful Julian Fellows owns Downton Abbey not me!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 11,584 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 2/12/2014 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
These Endless Days by Evangeline1920 reviews
S2 and Christmas Special AU - When Matthew returns to Downton for Christmas 1917, sparks fly between him and Mary, who is now engaged to another young officer and a familiar face. Despite the presence of their fiancées, the cousins can not deny the love they still feel. Will they be allowed to act on it, or will their hearts be broken all over again...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 36 - Words: 154,834 - Reviews: 347 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Broken Pieces of Memories by Verozexistente reviews
POST CS 2012: Story set in AU: Matthew wakes miraculously up from his car crash with severe memory loss. Mary suffers from depression and bad decisions. An old scandal is brought up to the surface again. Sir Richard Carlisle is lurking in the shadows along with the memory of Kemal Pamuk. Now COMPLETE!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 30,353 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 10/6/2013 - Published: 12/31/2012 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Cura Te Ipsum by R. Grace reviews
"Physician, heal thyself." - Luke 4:23 When Dr. Matthew Crawley learns he is to inherit a title and an estate, he moves his practice to the Yorkshire countryside where he discovers the intriguing Lady Mary...and her scandalous secret. Series 1 AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,944 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 9/28/2013 - Published: 2/20/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Moving On by Chelsie Dagger reviews
November 1921- An AU series 4. Sequel to Moving Forward- With the house in mourning, Charles and Elsie consider life together and retirement. How will the rest of Downton be affected? Lots of Cora and Robert and Mary as well. Might go T rating later, but will start out mild.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 146,774 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.] - Complete
For Ye Devour Widows' Houses by AnniellaEyes reviews
Season 1 altered back-story: Mary married Patrick before he perished on the Titanic and so, with Matthew becoming heir, she has been twice denied her inheritance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 91,645 - Reviews: 325 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 289 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 11/14/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Fall of The House of Grantham by KittykatMC reviews
When World War 2 breaks out, the Crawley family are forced to face the one thing they have been dreading - the departure of their beloved boys. But can Mary and Matthew put aside their own fears and help their children through this hell? Or will this second war, more greater, more evil than the first, threaten to destroy the House of Grantham forever? CHAPTER 53 NOW UP!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 53 - Words: 278,232 - Reviews: 356 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Life of a Lily by LyssLovesSnowing33 reviews
Mary and Matthew were certain they were destined to be the opposite of Cora and Robert, have three beautiful boys to raise. But when Lily Crawley is welcomed into the world, she is the light of their life and takes Downton Abbey by storm. But how much of this storm can the family bear before they succumb to it?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 47,315 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 5/13/2013 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Downstairs Parents by onmyside reviews
SPOILERS FOR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! What would the house do without them? It would fall apart, most definitely. Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are more than just a housekeeper and a butler. They are like parents to the staff and to some other people that live at Downton Abbey (although they both won't admit it...)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,994 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Light You Burned by LordMaster6 reviews
Modern AU. Grantham Investment Bank has been rocked by scandal, CEO Robert Crawley knows he needs to act fast to save the Bank to which his family's future is tied. Matthew Crawley, driven by his debts and his regrets, is made an offer that could make or break both himself and the Bank. Mary Crawley returns to GIB in the wake of the scandal to claim what is rightfully hers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,285 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 12/22/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Not For Turning by eitoph reviews
M/M Modern AU. Mary Crawley: daughter of a great British political dynasty, keeper of her dysfunctional family's secrets and the woman holding the UK Government together with her bare hands, meets Matthew Crawley: politically inexperienced but with the power to make or break all she stands for. Power, romance and scandal ensue. NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 126,121 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
A Girl in Black by MrsTater reviews
"I'm not as sad as I should be. That's what makes me sad." The Titanic sinks, Patrick dies, and Mary attends a ball-where she meets a man who makes his living on scandal but doesn't find her behaviour scandalous at all. AU from Series 1
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 167,683 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 2/4/2013 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Mary C., R. Carlisle - Complete
With All The Time In The World by OrangeShipper reviews
They've put themselves in an impossible situation; far too soon for any sort of affection, let alone love. With all the time in the world, perhaps their relationship could develop. But do they have it? Sequel to Fuel on the Fire - an AU from episode 1x02
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 85,617 - Reviews: 577 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Love On Any Terms by R. Grace reviews
AU. Mary's decision to refuse Sir Richard's proposal leaves her without recourse when Mrs. Bates decides to sell her story to the press. Claiming that her ruin makes her unmarriageable, Mary convinces an injured Matthew to marry her and secure her future.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 42 - Words: 138,130 - Reviews: 793 - Favs: 422 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Further Down The Line by azbookworm reviews
Is a baby much further down the line for Mary and Matthew? AU from 3x04
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 29,316 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 1/13/2013 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
If You Ever Come Back by lightsilluminate reviews
What if Matthew hadn't proposed to Mary after the servants' ball? Mary travels to America to escape the impending scandal, but a certain somebody wishes he could have braved it with her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,423 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/2/2013 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Till There Was You 1 by Ladyembth reviews
Edith Crawley is an illustrator living and working in London. Anthony Strallan is a wealthy landowner. What happens when a modern 1920 woman meets a shy,Victorian man. Will sparks fly? Who knows?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,987 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/22/2012 - Published: 11/10/2012 - Anthony S., Edith C.
Christmas at Downton 1921 by Zip Goes A Million
It's Christmas in 1921 at Downton Abbey and Mary narrates what happened on that day. There are ups and downs and a few tears, and of course, the annual Crawley Christmas argument, but what would Christmas be without all that at Downton Abbey?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,738 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/21/2012 - Mary C. - Complete
Her Great Matter by Ultrahotpink reviews
Set after Series One Episode Three. Lady Mary finds herself in a troubling predicament after her evening with Pamuk...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,384 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 12/4/2012 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Inevitable by spottedhorse reviews
Edith tries to move on after Anthony leaves her at the altar. But some things are inevitable...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,307 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 11/10/2012 - Edith C., Anthony S. - Complete
The Abbey by Frea O'Scanlin reviews
It should be easy: Matthew Crawley, after all, has a spotless record. But not everything is as it seems at the mysterious organization that calls itself The Abbey, and even worse, the spy he's assigned to bring in from the cold wants nothing to do with him. Now it's Matthew vs. Mary in a battle of lies, spies, and double-talk, and they'll need all of their wits to survive.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 58,110 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 11/19/2012 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Thirty Years by suddenlyseekingsansa reviews
A glimpse into the first thirty years of Mary & Matthew's marriage. Fluff & angst abound.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 12,670 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 9/13/2012 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
No Light, No Light by Chickwriter reviews
Post S2. Matthew comes back to tell Mary she will have to testify in Bates' trial about a story she never wanted told.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,239 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 9/10/2012 - Published: 11/9/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Thorny Roses by Athena mou reviews
Modern AU. Matthew Crawley runs a successful landscaping business. Lord and Lady Grantham still reside at Downton, though Lady Mary has her own place at Grantham Park. When Mary is stuck in a tricky situation, Matthew comes to her rescue. Unfortunately their first meeting does not go smoothly, but Matthew is determined to win Mary over. The road is, as usual, filled with many bumps
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 16,207 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Love and the Need For Excitement by R. Grace reviews
Season 1 AU. Matthew's presence at Downton Abbey on the night of Kamal Pamuk's demise leads to a drastic change in the development of his relationship with Mary. Smut, smut, and more smut! Angst, explicit language, and OOC warning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 50,828 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 9/2/2012 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Unexpected Guests by GoldenMiniJ-17 reviews
1. Sybil and Tom Branson return to Downton Abbey, and Robert Crawley is not happy with their unexpected arrival-or the one that they are about to bring into the house. Will they ever reconcile or will Robert loose more than his daughter? 2. The Bransons return to Ireland and with trouble on every turn they agree to stay out of it. Will they be able to keep the danger at bay or not
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 60,375 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 8/29/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
A Life that Matters by Agnes Robinson reviews
AU: Begins in 1917 and explores Sybil and Tom's early years together in England and Ireland and parts of his background. Sub-characters show up including the Drakes and Evelyn Napier plus a few new ones. Please follow and review.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 31 - Words: 62,898 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/16/2012 - Published: 7/26/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
It All Comes Out by prosebeforehos reviews
Mary and Matthew's romance has been defined by miscommunication, secrets and bad timing. When Edith witnesses something that she was never meant to see it sets in motion a chain of events that may put the two lovers back on the path towards each other.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,089 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 8/15/2012 - Published: 10/19/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Under The Old Oak Tree by simplysunrise reviews
Matthew recounts the events of past few months to a very welcome new arrival. But has the journey been all rosy? Set post-S2, fluffy, full of angst and all things M/M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,006 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Downton Abbey Redux by HotEntree reviews
Mary and Matthew are engaged and the drama continues, filled with romance, sex and suspense. Caution:this story is erotic, containing graphic but tasteful descriptions of sexual acts. They're in love after all. Heartfelt thanks to Julian Fellowes for M&M. Many thanks to BetaLayne for her fine edits on Chapter 17.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 36,004 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 7/7/2012 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Plagues of the Heart by xxchompchompchompxx reviews
'Do not condemn her to a life of misery' Violets words hit home with Matthew Written in both Mary and Matthew POVs... Matthew and Mary are the couple that will never be over, despite how hard Richard try to prevent it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,065 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 12/16/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
It's a Long Way to Tipperary by Elfinium reviews
Ok, still the ghost of Downton will not leave me alone! Five years on from the Christmas Special and a 'sort of' sequel to my previous story 'If you were the only girl in the world' Enjoy. x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 37 - Words: 76,497 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 127 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 6/23/2012 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Consequences of the Castle by Of Sandwiches and Sea-Monsters reviews
Summer 1913. When a bitter argument at Scarborough Castle turns into something altogether more passionate, Matthew and Mary find themselves forced to deal with the emotional and practical consequences of their unthinking actions. S01 AU smutty epic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 70,431 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 6/7/2012 - Published: 1/23/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
The War Comes to Downton Abbey by silverducks reviews
As the first World War rages on, the lives of those at Downton Abbey will be forever changed. What happens to those left behind at the great estate? Mainly Mary/Matthew, but also including most series 1 characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 74,039 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 4/23/2012 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Fuel on the Fire by OrangeShipper reviews
In a chance meeting the day after the princess and the sea-monster argument, Matthew and Mary's simmering bitterness and insults descend into a power-play that they were not at all prepared for and cannot control. AU 1x02 smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,329 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
The Love He Ought to Have by R. Grace reviews
Expanded! AU starting with insight into each character's thoughts in the wake of *that* scene from the finale, and ending in a happier ending all around. Mary/Matthew with a lot of focus on Lavinia, who recovers from her illness. *Some sexual references*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,126 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/7/2012 - Published: 3/13/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Cowboy and the Ladies by paladin1916 reviews
A M/M AU. A wounded Canadian soldier. A baby. Love at first sight.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 39,256 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Never Such Innocence Again by Chickwriter reviews
June 1918. "All alone, with plenty of money, and a house in Eaton Square? I can't imagine anything better." It came too soon for her, and now Lady Mary Carlisle feels nothing. Definitely AU and positively M/M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 47,935 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 423 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Marriage by Entail by Tripp3235 reviews
What if the entail did put in a provision in case there were only daughters born to the estate? And what if Matthew had family obligations that required substantial monetary solutions? A long running AU story for S1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 52,203 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
All That Is Left by OrangeShipper reviews
A hasty decision leads to consequences that will change their lives. AU S2 - how it should have been! EPILOGUE NOW UP: All good things...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 152,830 - Reviews: 679 - Favs: 626 - Follows: 320 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Of Heroes and Sea Monsters by Athena mou reviews
Events taking place in the summer of 1919 changes things for Mary, and brings Matthew back into her life. Set right after Lavinia Swire's death and explores Matthew's and Mary's lives from there on. AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,436 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 2/28/2012 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Speak Softly, Words of Lust & Passion by Athena mou reviews
Lady Mary Crawley has acquired some very naughty reading materials, most certainly not suitable for a lady. Matthew walks in on her reading and one thing leads to another as the two enjoy a lovers' encounter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,643 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 2/27/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
The Silent Land by Ju-dou reviews
As war rips through the generations, long held secrets emerge and a past once hidden is awoken.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 66,586 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 2/15/2012 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
A Note On Bravery by Darcy Roe reviews
At long last war had come to England. Even Downton is not untouchable. Full summary inside. Winner of a Highclere Award!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 86,109 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 1/26/2011
All I Want for Christmas by Pemonynen reviews
It's Christmas 1919. Mary is married to Carlisle and visiting Downton. Everything is changing, and quickly, and secrets are coming out thick and fast. Some series 2 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 44,287 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 11/19/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Unrequited Love Is Hardly Fashionable by miss Kittyplank reviews
Spoilers for series 2! My take on the series 2 ep3 previews! some spoilers for some following series 2 eps also Mary/Matthew with probably more of a Mary focus. Despite Mary's wishes to remain silent on the matter, Matthew is made aware of her feeling
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 53,922 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 187 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
The Case of the Lucky Penny by paladin1916 reviews
My take on what happens between Episode 8 and the Christmas Special. Spoilers abound.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,550 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/19/2011 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Matthew C. - Complete
Facing The Ghost by Kronoskingofthemonkeypeople reviews
Matthew has no choice but to return to Downton for Christmas. He has forced himself to move on with his life, but will he be so stubborn when Mary and Richard's engagement moves full steam ahead? The angst! The bed-room eyes! The mistletoe!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,196 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 12/14/2011 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Forever Our Dismal Lives by xxchompchompchompxx reviews
Post S2 Mary is set for a doomed marriage to Sir Richard, but Matthew has decided that he wont let her throw her life away, especially when he's realised that Lavinia had been right about his love for her. RxR please :3 not good at summaries
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,591 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Crawley Blue Eyes by Ocean of Ashes reviews
2x05. 'Oh Matthew, how can you not see? Heroes are not heroes for their fair faces and blue eyes, beautiful though yours are.' 'No, it is generally their esteemed titles and grand estates.'
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,479 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
72 hours by paladin1916 reviews
M/M romance in a modern AU with no relation to Season 2 with one small exception
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 27,562 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/25/2011 - Published: 9/9/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Honour Bound by griseldalafey reviews
With the arrival of wounded soldiers to Downton, the war becomes even more of a reality. And still life continues. People fall in love, get married, laugh and cry together, keep their secrets or finally find the courage to share them. Multiple pairings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 88,789 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/15/2011 - Published: 8/20/2011 - Complete
Broken by OrangeShipper reviews
"You know, this is not how I expected to return to Downton." 1917. Matthew struggles to come to terms with his recuperation at Downton Abbey. And how will Mary react to his changed circumstances? Final chapter!: Are the wounds too deep?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,677 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 8/27/2011 - Published: 6/6/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Now is the winter by paladin1916 reviews
Matthew & Mary in AU Season 2
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 36,104 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/21/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Downton Abbey Book Club by Lavender and Hay reviews
Another silly idea, what it sounds like. Roll up for today's Carson/Hughes drabble.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,959 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/13/2011 - Published: 1/22/2011 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Long road to Downton by CamillaChappers reviews
Set after EP 7, series 1. Matthew is about to go off to war, but will Mary tell him how she really feels? Matthew/Mary with also the pairings of Sybil/Branson and Anna/Bates, as they all go through the emotions of war. Please review.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 15,479 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/10/2011 - Published: 1/18/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete