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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 in Series 1 Episode 6. Also Sybil/Tom & some Edith/Anthony, Anna/Bates, Cora/Robert. Includes depictions of intimacy, faith & philosophy, strong language, disturbing wartime imagery, racial slurs, & character death (but Mary/Matthew & Sybil/Tom end happily!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 33 - Words: 352,589 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 7/18 - Published: 2/2/2014 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
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: 671 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 192 - Updated: 3/31 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
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: 43 - Words: 110,348 - Reviews: 1490 - Favs: 166 - Follows: 311 - Updated: 10/12/2014 - Published: 8/20/2012 - 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: 591 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 9/30/2014 - Published: 1/13/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
by kahhtina reviews
Written in response to a drabble request on Tumblr, from thefoodofloveismusic: "Ok, Falling, the first morning after M/M's coming together again, first talks about the past and the future." A modern Downton Abbey ficlet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 735 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/14/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
by kahhtina reviews
A Downton Abbey AU, set in Nazi-occupied France, Mary and Matthew meet as part of the Resistance movement. For MM AU Fest, in response to a prompt on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,855 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/28/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
by SophF95 reviews
What would happen if it was Tom who died in the crash instead? The Crawley family are still struggling with the death of their youngest daughter without another tragedy happening. Who will care for Baby Sybil? Will the family pull together to help each other through and what will be revealed as events unfold? Rated T to be on the safe side.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,965 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/25/2014 - Published: 1/1/2013
The Easter Egg Hunt
by patsan reviews
At the annual Downton Easter Egg Hunt in 1922 Mary wishes her husband could be there with her. Fluff alert!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,123 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/21/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] George C., T. Branson - Complete
Great Secrets in Unlikely Places
by ChuckMeMondays reviews
"Mary has had a secret much longer than she knew." Rated M for reference to but not graphic description of marital congress.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,438 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/10/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - 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: 336 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
by kahhtina reviews
Fluffy M/M one-shot with baby George. Downton-era AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,298 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/15/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] George C. - Complete
Life of a Lily
by LyssLovesShules33 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: 103 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 5/13/2013 - Published: 3/6/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Darkness & the Light
by Kaitsy reviews
Missing scene one shot set in series three. An insight into this time in Mary and Matthew's marriage, which went unseen but was interesting to explore. Shadowed in loss they find their personal happiness in the spring and share a loving moment. Spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,206 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Published: 4/14/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Back Where We Belong
by Readwriter3 reviews
September, 1921 could not have been the end for Mary and Matthew, could it? A story about the family who wrote the definition of endurance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,307 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
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: 782 - Favs: 263 - Follows: 305 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
by Kaitsy reviews
Matthew spends time with Mary again after Lavinia's death and months of self-loathing and pity. A step in repairing their broken relationship takes place on horseback and Mary's fascination with a certain scar on Matthew's back. Lengthy and Matthew-centric, two-part story. No series 3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,550 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 11/19/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
by patsan reviews
When Matthew proposed on the night of the Servant's Ball, Mary wondered where was the happiness she'd always thought she'd feel at a moment like this, for she only felt cold, memories of bleary blue eyes and a broken voice coming back to haunt her. So she left and he let her, but before she went he made her a promise. Post Christmas Special AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,359 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/16/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
by Mash17 reviews
They have a routine. But not all routines are foolproof M/J
City Homicide - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,692 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/19/2010 - Published: 9/2/2010 - Complete
Road to Recovery
by starvingstudent reviews
Post season 6 with an emphasis on Meredith and Derek. COMPLETE.
Grey's Anatomy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 89,966 - Reviews: 769 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 8/21/2010 - Published: 5/21/2010 - Meredith G., Derek S. - Complete