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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: 66 - Words: 439,154 - Reviews: 1099 - Favs: 489 - Follows: 652 - Updated: 7/14 - Published: 1/1/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
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: 147 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 5/5 - Published: 2/12 - 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: 199 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 1/7/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Summer of '39 by hereforthewomen reviews
It is July 1939, war is on the horizon once more, but the season goes on and for Sybbie Branson this means her debutante season. During a late-night conversation with her niece the night before her ball, Mary thinks about the changes the last ten years have brought and worries about the uncertain future that faces the new generation. As always, Henry helps give her perspective.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,824 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11 - Mary C., Sybbie B., Henry T. - Complete
Regrets Collect Like Old Friends by hereforthewomen reviews
Inspired by the Florence The Machine songs 'No Light, No Light' and 'Shake it Out'. Two introspective Mary moments, the first after Matthew breaks with her in 1914, and the second when she sees him again in 1916. Carson is there to comfort her both times.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,680 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9 - Matthew C., Mary C., C. Carson - Complete
An Economic Proposition by hereforthewomen reviews
Mary receives an invitation from Sir Richard, which prompts Matthew to question how she could have ever seriously considered marrying him. A conversation about love and marriage for 20th-century women ensues. This is inspired partially by a conversation with a friend about Belle's in Beauty and the Beast and partially by Amy's excellent monologue in Greta Gerwig's Little Women.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,385 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Hold On Through the Dark by your mary crawley reviews
It's 1916, and Matthew is returning to Downton for the first time in two years. The war has given him a new determination to make things right with a certain dark-haired woman. He has to know the truth. Only can the truth renew the relationship with the woman he has always loved.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 33,612 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 9/22/2020 - Published: 12/29/2017 - [Matthew C., Mary C.]
The new prospects by ravena.thantum reviews
Doctor Clarkson is devastated when hearing the news about lord Merton s proposal. Sitting in his gloomy office, his mind full of the memories of Isobel and their time together, someone knocks on his door and forever changes the path of his life
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,097 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/20/2020 - Published: 9/4/2020 - Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson, OC - Complete
I'll Be Out There Somewhere by pearlydewdrop reviews
Sybil Crawley is an eighteen year old aristocrat and suffragist, newly out in society. Tom Branson is an up and coming Irish politician who is making his way in a country that isn't his own. All the while, Mary and Matthew are dancing around their feelings like only they know how. Mainly Sybil/Tom but with a fair shake of Mary/Matthew thrown in too. Victorian Era AU. London Season
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 40,553 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 9/5/2020 - Published: 7/26/2019 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Mary C., Matthew C.]
Sink or Swim by ericajanebarry reviews
After Downton Cottage Hospital was acquired by The Royal Yorkshire, Doctor Richard Clarkson took his cue and moved on. Happy and fulfilled in his new position, he hasn't looked back. What will happen when he crosses paths with Isobel Grey, Baroness Merton? Consider this my take on how the film should go. *Now rated M*
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 49,898 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/16/2020 - Published: 10/15/2018 - [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] - 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: 309,997 - Reviews: 835 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 233 - Updated: 3/29/2019 - Published: 3/29/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
The Governess by asukane reviews
Escaping a life of boredom and duty, Mary leaves her wealth behind to gain a new life and start again. When she moves to an estate on the Cornish coast, working as a governess for a young boy, she finds herself employed by a certain Mr Crawley whose strange way of life intrigues and confounds her. Their innocent world is turned upside down when both their pasts return to haunt them
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 37,766 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 8/5/2018 - Published: 12/18/2017 - [Matthew C., Mary C.]
The Right Word by Apollo888 reviews
Mary and Matthew's wedding day, where a small, but not insignificant detail is giving him fits. A modern Mary and Matthew one-shot. Part of the Live In My Memory modern AU series, the sequel to Unless You're Sure.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,152 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/29/2018 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Commitment by Apollo888 reviews
Mary and Matthew leave London to celebrate their four-year wedding anniversary away from their children and anything that might distract them from spending precious time together. While they are away, they have an encounter that might change their lives and their marriage. A modern day Mary and Matthew story, part of the Breaking Bread modern AU, the sequel to Allurement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27,375 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/18/2018 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
The Downton Chronicle by cowherderess reviews
The Crawleys are a family divided, one branch Yorkist and the other Lancastrian. In summer 1485, the world changes for all of them when King Richard is defeated in battle by Henry Tudor. Mainly M/M, but featuring Sybil and others (and a few historical figures).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,228 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/7/2018 - Published: 6/28/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] Edith C., Sybil C.
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: 19 - Words: 80,272 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 4/29/2018 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Keep Us by ericajanebarry reviews
"Though the ground may shake and we'll think we've had enough/ We must raise our flags for the ones we love." -Peter Bradley Adams. Newly married, Reginald and Isobel Crawley learn to move through hardship towards mature love and passion. ***TW for pregnancy loss***
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,917 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/11/2018 - [Isobel C., OC] - Complete
Indiscretion by Lala Kate reviews
Sometimes help can come from the strangest of places. S1 AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,575 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 1/27/2018 - Published: 1/30/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C.
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: 87 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 1/24/2018 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Christmas at the Abbey Hotel by cowherderess reviews
Mary and Matthew's six-year-old daughter Alice is the darling of the Abbey Hotel, England's finest country house hotel. And she thinks she knows everything about the place, until her aunt Sybil returns from university in America with a fiancé in tow. A modern AU inspired by "Eloise at Christmastime," written as a Secret Santa gift for broadwaybaggins.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,662 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/9/2018 - Published: 12/27/2017 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson]
Family Dino Days by theMatthewReview reviews
An AU - Matthew Crawley takes his pretty wife Mary and his three children to the Jurassic Coast on holiday during a school break. The Seashell Inn is run by H. Talbot, and one Mr. T. Gillingham runs the front desk. George is obsessed with dinosaurs, and at least one raptor becomes obsessed with the Alpha Raptor's mate...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,179 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/31/2017 - Isobel C., Matthew C., Mary C., George C.
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: 92 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 9/16/2017 - Published: 7/10/2017 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Matthew, Matthew David! by theMatthewReview reviews
The gentle heir to a Yorkshire estate is no mere man after all. David Haller became Matthew Crawley in order to put things in motion that would save Europe many years later. But the mission must end, no matter how happy a man he has become...
Crossover - Downton Abbey & Legion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 773 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/19/2017 - Published: 3/23/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C., George C., David H./Legion
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: 108 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 4/14/2017 - Published: 4/1/2015 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Second Chances by Andromeda and the Sea Monster reviews
January 1919: The war is over and the world is beginning to heal. Mary and Matthew meet in the library late one night, and secrets kept for far too long come out, leading to discussions about literature, honesty, and hope for the future. One-shot for now, but may be added to at some point in the future.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,410 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 21 - Published: 12/22/2016 - Matthew C., Mary 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: 60 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 10/31/2016 - Published: 7/18/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
First Glances, Second Chances by Lala Kate reviews
Modern AU. Two strangers meet in a hospital corridor and experience a moment that changes their lives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,425 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 10/30/2016 - Published: 7/12/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
With or Without You by Oniton reviews
Alcohol is not the solution to life's problems but is a comfort when dwelling on the path not taken. In self imposed exile from Downton, Matthew meets a beautiful woman before drinking himself under the table. An AU story from the end of series 2. It's 1925 and things are about to change... (Eventual M/M)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,606 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/26/2016 - Published: 11/20/2015 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] R. Carlisle, OC
The Beautiful Game is Played by theMatthewReview reviews
It is August, 1957, and Matt Crawley and Billy Mason have just made it onto the reserve team of Manchester United! What a thrill! The world opens up for the two friends and they meet pretty girls - the daughter of a man who manages another team and a ticket seller. Then comes tragedy in Munich... (Deals with the Munich Air Disaster on 6 February, 1958, and its aftermath.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 22,960 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/18/2016 - Published: 8/9/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., William M., Daisy
Room Service by Lala Kate reviews
Tease, Dinner, Champagne...Hmmmmmmm...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,655 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 7/12/2016 - Published: 8/8/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
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: 526 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 7/5/2016 - Published: 12/25/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Play Dates and Park Benches by Lala Kate reviews
A meeting of kindred spirits through the hearts of children. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 101,289 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 6/4/2016 - Published: 11/14/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Unless You're Sure by Apollo888 reviews
Getting married can be quite an adventure, particularly when there are questions and pitfalls at every turn. A Mary and Matthew modern AU story that explores the difference between expectations and reality, and what really matters in a relationship. Part of the Live in My Memory series, the sequel to The First Noël and followed by The Right Word.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,428 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/14/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
In Living Color by Lala Kate reviews
Cora finds Mary in a desperate situation following Matthew's death.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 694 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/31/2016 - Cora C., Mary C. - Complete
Gangs of London by Apollo888 reviews
Decisions in the past and surprises in the present shaped their future into something completely unexpected. The Crawley family in present day, living a rather different life where money and excess rule everything and secrets abound. A Mary and Matthew modern AU saga.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 407,522 - Reviews: 731 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 3/23/2016 - Published: 5/21/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
Mothering Sunday Plans by theMatthewReview reviews
Matthew and Tom bring their eldest children and their niece Marigold to the flower shop in Ripon, as the next day is Mothering Sunday
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/6/2016 - Matthew C., T. Branson, Sybbie B., George C.
The Downton Nativity Play by theMatthewReview reviews
The youngsters of Downton village - ten-year-old Matthew Crawley, his little cousins, Mary, Edith and Sybil, Tommy Branson, Evelyn Napier, Lavinia Swire, Daisy Robinson, Billy Mason, and Thomas Barrow - are in the annual parish Nativity play at church. Shyness and sibling rivalry give way to simplicity, innocence and charm. Also features the grownups of Downton village.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,158 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/27/2015 - Isobel C., Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C.
University Challenge by Epea Pteroenta reviews
Modern university AU. Mary is an Oxbridge reject with a past, Anna and John are in the friendship zone, Sybil has a secret life out of school, Matthew and Lavinia are stuck in a rut, and Downton is owned by the National Trust. Drama and hijinks naturally ensue. Chapter 25: Over the summer holidays, Matthew and Mary navigate their new relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 112,383 - Reviews: 782 - Favs: 312 - Follows: 551 - Updated: 12/25/2015 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., Anna S.
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: 331 - Follows: 390 - Updated: 11/21/2015 - Published: 2/2/2014 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
Tales from the Park Bench by Lala Kate reviews
Drabbles set in "Play Dates and Park Benches" verse I post on tumblr, usually in response to requests and prompts. May contain slight spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 14,544 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 10/18/2015 - Published: 5/6/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Mischief Managed by Lala Kate reviews
One shot in which Isobel and Violet see a problem and decide that something must be done. MM implied. Set in S2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 660 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/3/2015 - Violet C., Isobel C., Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Please Don't Leave Me by Lala Kate reviews
One shot. Mary and Matthew. S2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 271 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/3/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Get a Clue by Lala Kate reviews
When fun and flirtation over a board game become so much more. In response to a prompt received on tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,291 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/6/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Casting Shadows by Elise May reviews
It's late and Lavinia is tired. The two of them are locked together in the corner of the room, and she turns to him, and she says, "If he could just admit the truth, all four of us might have a chance."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,504 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/19/2015 - Published: 1/2/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] Lavinia S., R. Carlisle
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: 70 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 7/7/2015 - Published: 3/29/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Not A Date by kahhtina reviews
A modern Mary x Matthew drabble, written for Lala-Kate and posted on Tumblr for MM AU Fest 2015.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,125 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/29/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Make You Feel Brand New by Apollo888 reviews
Falling in love is easy. You have to work if you want to keep it, particularly if you're dealing with baggage from the past. A modern AU journey with Mary and Matthew in New York City. Part of the Live in My Memory series, the sequel to Epiphany, followed by Doing What's Expected.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,096 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/22/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Stick Together by Apollo888 reviews
Series 3, Episode 8 AU for Mary and Matthew BrOTP Day. A snapshot of life at Downton Abbey in 1920, celebrating the bonds of friendship and family.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,284 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/1/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] T. Branson, OC - Complete
Storm Shelter by Lala Kate reviews
An unexpected call on a rainy afternoon leads to an invitation that could change everything.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/27/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Bright Lights by kahhtina reviews
A MM one-shot for MM Secret Santa 2014, writing for thefreshprinceofdownton on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,630 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/31/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Preferred Stock by Chickwriter reviews
The twenty-first century descendants of the Crawleys, now without titles, but ruling the new elites with far more power and wealth than Mary and Matthew could ever have imagined. Consider it the AU S55.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 36 - Words: 131,257 - Reviews: 1110 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 377 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 2/8/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
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: 89 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 8/29/2012 - 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: 198 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 9/29/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Sad and Lonely Long Enough by Kat-of-the-Streets reviews
Tom and Mary and their insecurities about falling in love again. One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,509 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/22/2014 - Mary C., T. Branson - Complete
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: 87 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Falling by kahhtina reviews
In this modern Downton Abbey fic, Mary broke up with her college boyfriend four years ago. When he suddenly comes back into her life, her world is turned upside down as she sorts through old feelings, new acquaintances, and a man who just won't go away. Mainly Mary/Matthew, but also includes the rest of the cast (Sybil, Tom, Edith, Anna, Carson, etc).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,052 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 12/10/2013 - Published: 11/1/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
A Love to Lean On by R. Grace reviews
Sequel to Love on Any Terms. With Mary's steadfast love and fierce determination as his anchor, Matthew embarks on a long and difficult journey to complete recovery, facing heartache, loss, and other struggles along the way. Rated M for sexual content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,386 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 218 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Mary C., Matthew 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: 40 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 10/6/2013 - Published: 12/31/2012 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Hand Me Down by Pemonynen reviews
""What have you got there?" George jumped as he heard his mother's voice behind him and he stuffed the items back in the drawer." George finds something he shouldn't have done prompting a surprise reaction from Mary. Post-CS fic. Spoilers if you've not seen that. Mary/George bonding. Hints of Mary/Matthew.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,738 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/18/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C., George C.
and what remains when disbelief has gone? by Chickwriter reviews
1943. A funeral at Downton, and six graves that mark forever two young lives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,028 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/11/2013 - Sybbie B., Mary 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: 323 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 11/14/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
In Sickness & In Health by miscreant rose reviews
Several months in to their marriage, Mary finds herself in the familiar position of looking after a suddenly ill Matthew. -**- 2nd Runner Up Highclere Award "One Shot" January 2014 - thank you so much! -**-
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,009 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 11 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
A Precious Moment by kahhtina reviews
M/M one-shot. Mostly fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 868 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/23/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Love on Any Terms - Missing and Deleted Scenes by R. Grace reviews
Missing/deleted/extra scenes from LOATverse. Gratuitous smut warning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,202 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Election 1987 by Chickwriter reviews
On the night Margaret Thatcher is reelected for a third term, Lady Mary Crawley looks back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,057 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/19/2013 - Mary C., Matthew 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: 408 - Follows: 319 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
What Remains Behind by Hekate1308 reviews
She knew what had happened as soon as her father entered the room. Spoilers for the Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Three Vices by Willa Dedalus reviews
Mary discovers Matthew's two vices and becomes his third.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,021 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Grace by La Donna Ingenua reviews
An atrocious act somehow, someway leads to joy, love, & well...Grace./ AU Halfway through Xmas Special/Matthew & Mary's happy ending, even in a seemingly impossible situation. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 310,299 - Reviews: 1018 - Favs: 370 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
a bonewhite light by Chickwriter reviews
A life baptized in no life for a while... eyes mica-silver and blank. S3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,165 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/16/2012 - 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: 201 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 9/2/2012 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Meditation by Willa Dedalus reviews
Matthew had never really given much credence to meditation. This story explores Matthew's back injury and the healing process of his recovery circa February 1919.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,803 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
A Second Honeymoon by R. Grace reviews
After 5 years of blissfully-happy marriage, Mary and Matthew embark on a second honeymoon, and we take a look at life, fashion, and fun in "roaring 20s"! Pure and shameless married fluff. Rated teen for some sexual references, but nothing explicit.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,210 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 6/30/2012 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
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: 144 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 6/7/2012 - Published: 1/23/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
In Transit by Epea Pteroenta reviews
Written in response to a prompt for "modern war injured Matthew". Descends rapidly from the heights of drama and misery to fluff and innuendo - so something for everyone!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,084 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Unfinished and Unbegun Possible by Serena89 reviews
"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain." T.S. Eliot What would have happened if, on that fateful night, the Spanish Flu had chosen Mary instead of Lavinia?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,271 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/29/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Consolation Prize by Epea Pteroenta reviews
AU S01 epic. Mary and Violet have adventures of discovery and romance in Europe while Sybil finds herself torn between two men and her independence. Multi-character, multi-ship; focussing on Mary, Matthew & Sybil, together and individually.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 112,484 - Reviews: 375 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Mary C., Sybil C. - Complete
Decision '79 by Chickwriter reviews
Margaret Thatcher's election ought to make one member of the Crawley family happy. But honestly, she's the wrong kind of woman.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,414 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/7/2012 - Mary C., Sybil C. - Complete
Those Things Unsaid by OrangeShipper reviews
Immediately following Matthew's fight with Carlisle, Robert begins to wonder just what would prompt Matthew to violence - and precisely where he stands with Mary. CS missing scene spec fic! M/M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,491 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/21/2012 - Robert C., Matthew 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: 400 - Follows: 248 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew 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: 676 - Favs: 597 - Follows: 313 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Heart to Heart by OrangeShipper reviews
How the Pamuk conversation in the CS between Mary and Matthew might actually have gone. Missing scene, which I wrote quite a while ago on Tumblr as a challenge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,288 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/4/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Leap into the Unknown by Epea Pteroenta reviews
It is the 29th February 1916 and Mary seizes the moment to make amends in an unconventional way. Totally pointless leap year AU ficlet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,587 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/29/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Thoroughly Modern Mary by Epea Pteroenta reviews
It's Christmas Eve 1921 and the prodigal daughter has finally returned from Paris, her modern morals the only thing more shocking than her modern hairstyle. No Christmas Special spoilers. Rated for glamorous smoking, wild Charleston dancing & innuendo.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,242 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Matthew C., Mary 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: 181 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Bubbling Over by Of Sandwiches and Sea-Monsters reviews
AU sequel to Storm in a Tea-Cup. What if Matthew had followed Mary out of Crawley House as you all wish he had? In other words, a subtle exploration of the Slap Slap Kiss trope. For those of you who miss S01. Now with added heated rain kissing!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,066 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/3/2011 - Published: 11/11/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Feel by OrangeShipper reviews
What Matthew considers a perfectly innocent comment leads to an awakening of feelings that he'd long thought dormant. S2 spoilers up to 2x07 previews. Very M!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,123 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 11 - Published: 10/27/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Truth, Lies and Blackmail by silverducks reviews
Mary/Matthew focused. Will the truth finally be revealed? And what more lies will be told in the process? My interpretation of a few scenes from the series 2, episode 6 preview. Does contain series 2 spoilers, but none from outside the show itself.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,711 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/23/2011 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
For Better by Of Sandwiches and Sea-Monsters reviews
"Maybe there won't be marriage... maybe there won't be sex... but, by God, there'll be dancing." Well, this story has all three! Matthew/Mary. By OrangeShipper & Silvestria. Chapter 3: Epilogue; the morning after - serious smut alert!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,189 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/22/2011 - Published: 5/29/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Missing Pieces by OrangeShipper reviews
Just what happened at Sybil's ball to make things seem 'so settled' between Matthew and Mary? Filling the gaps between eps 6/7 - Final chapter now up.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,965 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/1/2011 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Resolution by OrangeShipper reviews
Set immediately after the end of Series 1. My take how a resolution between Mary and Matthew could be reached. Cue lots of soul searching and a good old argument!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,613 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/13/2011 - Published: 3/6/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete