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Author has written 31 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Downton Abbey.

I'm Emma !

I'm a big Downton Abbey and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. I read A LOT of Banna fanfictions.

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However Whatever Whenever by lemacd reviews
a place to put responses to scenes, prompts, etc. Chapter 8: Downton Abbey: The Movie fic, John and Anna have a plan to reclaim Downon's honor but who's going to tell the others?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,878 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/24 - Published: 5/3/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Handsome Habit by Banna-nannas reviews
Anna was always fascinated by this mysterious man from a distance, until one day they were brought face to face.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,405 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/27/2023 - Published: 12/24/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Mother's Love by annambates reviews
Takes place after A New Era. A surprise from his wife and son brings out unexpected emotions in John Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,183 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2023 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Bates, Beauty, and the Beast by The Author's Mightier Pen reviews
John Bates, former neurosurgeon and current hospice nurse, takes a job to work in the house of Mary Crawley Talbot. His job is to care for two ailing, elderly women and Ms. Crawley-Talbot's best friend, Anna Smith. As part of John's duties, he reads to Anna from a book about a designer and the bodyguard hired to keep her safe.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 97,342 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/26/2023 - Published: 4/30/2020 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Margaret's Ashes by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
How much do we really know about the senior Mrs Bates? How much do we really know about John Bates' upbringing aside from it being 'impossible' as he once admitted to Rose? Come take a dive into their past and see what shaped them both into the people they are today. Experience both the highs and lows with them and, most important of all, the unbreakable bond of mother and son.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 45,893 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/6/2023 - Published: 11/15/2022 - J. Bates, OC
A Medical Romance by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
The year is 1952 and there are only two things Anna Carson, district nurse and midwife, truly cares for. Her work and her community. When a new GP, Doctor John Bates, arrives on the scene though, he begins to change things and not only for the locals. Feeling herself drawn to him, will she ever move on from her past and allow herself to be truly happy? Only time will tell.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,826 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/4/2023 - Published: 3/1/2023 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
These Special Moments by AuthorOfTheAbbey reviews
A series of seven little one shots documenting Anna and John's first week home with their precious little boy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,053 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/23/2023 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Kiss of Life by Obi-Wan KenoBates reviews
John, who's working part-time as a writer since he is raising his little boy, Jack, has been helping his son's teacher with activities as a chaperone since he doesn't have to work as much as other parents.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,401 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/19/2023 - Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Too Easy! by lemacd reviews
A Valentine's Day prompt made me do this... short modern one shot. They say love has no boundaries. But some generations might wish otherwise when it comes to their parents. please RnR thnx :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,458 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/14/2023 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Christmas in a Nutshell by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. On top of the springs covered in red and green glitter were two sprigs of fake mistletoe, which jiggled when the headband moved. It was spectacularly ugly, but there was something about it that she was drawn to. An idea began to form in her mind. This was going to be her perfect gift to the man of her dreams.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,539 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2022 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Best be quiet by Vincenzo65 reviews
Anna wants her husband to be quiet, to not risk waking little Johnny, but will he manage it? A very-M one-shot from the bedroom of Mr and Mrs Bates. A bonus chapter 6b to 'More than a piece of paper' but works as a stand alone read.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,909 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/6/2022 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Pile Up by Obi-Wan KenoBates reviews
Modern AU: John is worried about his weight while Anna thinks he's perfect the way he is. But wait till they discover the cause of it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,317 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/27/2022 - Robert C., J. Bates, Anna S., Dr. Clarkson - Complete
Home by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
John has returned from France and he is more than glad to be home with his little family at long last.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,689 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/7/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Little Flower by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
Surrounded by flowers, a little Bates family fun in the garden leads John and Anna to realize just how special their own little flower is.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/19/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Some Day One Day by kenaranrevived reviews
Just a small missing scene from Downton's last episode. And one that has been ever so slightly (and implicitly) been added to. Can be read as pre-slash.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2022 - Mary C., Anna S. - Complete
Downton Abbey 1926 by Edward Carson reviews
A Season 7 project. This story takes up Downton Abbey where Julian Fellowes left it, beginning midway through 1926. This is a serious attempt at a "real" season, embracing all the major characters, and most minor ones, and major/minor plotlines for each of them. There will be 11 episodes plus a Christmas Special. Rated T for allusions to mature subject matter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 79 - Words: 380,295 - Reviews: 1136 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 6/4/2022 - Published: 12/31/2016 - Robert C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas
These Fleeting Moments by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
A little one-shot based on the events at the end of Downton Abbey: A New Era. I have tried to keep the title as neutral as possible so that anyone who has not seen the movie as of yet will not have anything spoiled for them. If you do read, I truly hope you enjoy and please leave a review as they make my day and help with motivation. OC is Johnnie Bates. Happy reading.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,321 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/6/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S., OC - Complete
One Shining Moment by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
Due to this one-shot containing spoilers from Downton Abbey: A New Era, a summary of sorts is contained within this fic so not to spoil it for those who still have yet to see it. If you choose to read, you are doing so at your own risk and I am not responsible for anything being spoiled for you. With that being said, I hope you like it and would love for you to leave a review!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,104 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Something left of you by MarmOTeen reviews
Mostly epistolary fic, revisiting Bates's time in prison. Will be compliant to S2-3 storyline, except for one detail you'll soon learn about. Title may change, if I find a better one... Prologue for this story can be found in "The golden locks of Anna"
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,907 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/20/2022 - Published: 8/10/2021 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Meowst Purrfect Solution by JamesLuver reviews
"The little fella had a very good reason for breaking into the house!"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,996 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2021 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Gingerbread House by BannaLuver reviews
It's an exciting day when Johnny Bates gets to make a gingerbread house at the Abbey. A canon era Christmas tale.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,609 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/23/2021 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Cup of Sugar by BannaLuver reviews
Who would have ever thought a cup of sugar could add so much more sweetness to one's life outside of just their baked goods?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,091 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/22/2021 - Published: 12/28/2020 - J. Bates, Anna S.
All Wrapped Up by lemacd reviews
modern au - Anna's needs to borrow some sellotape to wrap presents and her hunky neighbor John has some he's willing to share... if she does something for him in return. Sounds nefarious but it's not. Just Christmas banna fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,655 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/21/2021 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Handicapped by The Author's Mightier Pen reviews
Physical disability proves the literal crutch on which a relationship between John Bates and Anna Smith begins to form. And yet… It almost seems as though they have known one another for a much longer time. Or, perhaps, met before?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,245 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/16/2021 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Grounded by Lynn Saunders reviews
Modern Day AU, Coffee House Fic. Fluff? Probably. Based on a prompt from awesomegreentie. We started with a T rating, but who was I kidding? We promptly moved up to a strong M at Chapter 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,867 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 7/19/2021 - Published: 7/3/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
From Now, Until Forever by theglamourfades reviews
A ficlet for each episode - revealing a little more of what happened between Anna and Bates each step of the way, through the good and the bad. (Trigger warnings for Chapter 20 and 29.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 40,006 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4/30/2021 - Published: 9/16/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
No More Secrets by Edward Carson reviews
The house party ends with a violent incident that leaves Anna distraught, Mrs. Hughes in a quandary, and Bates bewildered. But subsequent events take a different turn in this re-telling of the Anna and Bates tragedy (in more ways than one) of Season 4. Rated T for mature subject matter. No graphic details. Canon compliant to a point 3 days beyond the assault.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 43,537 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 2/28/2021 - Published: 5/4/2020 - E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
In His Mind's Eye by annambates reviews
Modern AU. Anna Bates pushes herself out of her comfort zone in order to do something special for John for Valentine's Day.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,744 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/18/2021 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Till it happens to you by MarmOTeen reviews
What if Bates had found out right away about the Green attack, and Green had been arrested and put to trial?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 58,282 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/25/2021 - Published: 11/22/2020 - Mary C., E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Christmas Carols by Edward Carson reviews
In a Christmas season, circa 1926-ish, the various inhabitants of Downton Abbey reflect on their favourite Christmas carols, offering glimpses into their past lives, their hopes, and their character. All the major figures are in on this. Character and plot omissions from canon have been made to accommodate the demands of this particular framework. In three parts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,147 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/26/2020 - Published: 12/18/2020 - Complete
Christmas in Quarantine by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. John had never thought he'd see a year like this one. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,039 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/25/2020 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Glad Tidings by theglamourfades reviews
...a.k.a. 12 Days of the Bateses. 12 days, 12 ficlets, all Christmas themed. Both set within canon / post-canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,975 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/25/2020 - Published: 12/14/2020 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
All I want for Christmas is You by MarmOTeen reviews
A Christmas party, a poem, a song, and so it begins... Modern AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,266 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/9/2020 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Hot'n'cold by miss-ute and annambates reviews
Modern AU: Anna can't believe her good fortune when she lands an interview for her dream job...but when she meets the boss, she's not sure whether her luck is so good after all...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 46,187 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 10/14/2020 - Published: 8/24/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Damaged (And I will try to fix you) by MarmOTeen reviews
When ex-soldier John Bates takes the nurse job offered by his old army commander Dr Robert Crawley, he intends to build a fresh start for himself. In time, he will end up helping a young blond-haired and blue-eyed woman get one for herself too. A story of love and rebuilding oneself after domestic abuse. Alternate-Universe, modern era. A fanfic with a soundtrack!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 83,744 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/7/2020 - Published: 9/19/2020 - Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S., Gwen D. - Complete
The shame's on him by MarmOTeen reviews
A short one-shot, in which I imagine how the "boot room scene" in S4E05 could have gone if Bates hadn't wriggled out the truth from Mrs Hughes first. So, reference to sexual abuse.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/19/2020 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
An angel above us by MarmOTeen reviews
The Bates are on their way to expanding their family. But, since they are the Bates, obviously things won't go as planned.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,309 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/17/2020 - Mary C., E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Missing Moments by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Anna returns to the cottage soaked the night before the royal parade. Missing moment from the Downton Abbey Movie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,182 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/28/2020 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Slipping Through My Fingers by maddieliz6 reviews
I was rewatching some Downton and another idea for the Season 4 story arc popped into my head! This one is pretty angsty and a little sadistic. Anna Bates gets taken during the concert at Downton Abbey and is nowhere to be found. John Bates and the rest of the staff must hurry to find her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,292 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/21/2020 - Published: 6/20/2020
There Are Many Ways To Say I Love You by theglamourfades reviews
Over the years, they find more than three words to say how they feel. Anna x Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,717 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/20/2020 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Return to the Sea by Angeladex reviews
Season 4 episode 3. Poor Anna. My take. This episode had heartbreaking scene cuts that slew me; the rape sliced alongside the concert, and Mr. Bates enjoying the concert. T.T Or how she sat next to Green at breakfast. Just. Rip my heart out. I don't need it, apparently. TW: mention of rape. (Canon, sadly) When the worst happens, and you have to hide it. Dissociation to the extreme.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,847 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/18/2020 - Complete
No Longer Secret (from each other) by Awesomegreentie reviews
An offshoot of "The Worst Kept Secret" by theglamorfades. How did John and Anna become a couple?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,067 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/3/2020 - Published: 1/19/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Blossoms by annambates reviews
Modern AU ficlet. Anna Smith never dreamed that solitude could be the beginning of the most important friendship of her life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,018 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/23/2020 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Enter Rumour, Painted Full of Tongues by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. Carefully, he edges even closer to the door, until his ear is almost pressed up against the crack. He doesn't have to listen all that hard; Thomas' voice carries like a foghorn. "You're never gonna believe it. It's totally disgusting. Not to mention unprofessional."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,835 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/15/2020 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Sense of Belonging by JamesLuver reviews
The drinks were flowing, the laughter was rife, there was song and dance and cheer everywhere she turned, and all of it made her feel more alone than ever.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,403 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/9/2020 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
And the Moon Smiled by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. But it was too late. Never mind the fact that Anna would poke and pry and extract like a surgeon in the operating theatre; the tide was too far in, and he'd been swept out on an unforgiving sea of emotions, each one raging and threatening to drown him. The words continued to spill like a tsunami, and there was nothing he could do to stop the destruction.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,126 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/5/2020 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
When the Snowman Brings the Snow by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. Sometimes a prize is a snowball to the face. Sometimes it's something that will melt frozen hearts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,525 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/25/2019 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - 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: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/24/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [Andy P., Daisy] - Complete
That Old A, B, C by JamesLuver reviews
Every factor indicated to John Bates that today was going to be a very bad day.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,260 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/4/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Definition of Us by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
Anna Smith and John Bates have been friends since childhood. As they both leave to attend university their futures threaten pull them in separate directions. But will a wild night redefine their relationship?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 88,957 - Reviews: 211 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 11/18/2019 - Published: 3/17/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.]
Tradeoffs by cc71 reviews
Post movie, about some themes that it seemed were purposely left hanging. Some decisions make sense after all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,068 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/7/2019 - Robert C., J. Bates, Thomas, Anna S.
Dreams Do Come True by sillybegger58 reviews
Movie spoiler. Story based on the deleted scene. Is Anna and John's hotel dream finally coming true? Gets extremely fluffy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,127 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/6/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Downton Abbey: The Royal Visit by Kristen APA reviews
[FILM SPOILERS] The king and queen and are coming to Downton! A different take on the film, centering on Anna and Bates, that's more in-character and giving us (at least me) what we want.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,002 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/28/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Return to Downton by JamesLuver reviews
The letter arrived in the morning post, in a thick, rich envelope, addressed to them both in neat, looping handwriting.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,714 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/24/2019 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Holiday Romance by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. When John had mentioned to Rob that he and Anna were thinking of getting away with the kids for a week, he'd been having visions of someplace that could be the best of both worlds. Anna had been dreaming of somewhere hot. What was absolutely clear was that neither of them had been expecting to stay in the UK, and certainly not with the entire Crawley clan tagging along.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,673 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/23/2019 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Lady in Red by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. The transition from friends to lovers had been a natural one. He'd lost a lot of confidence in the idea of ever having a strong and stable relationship, but with every day that he'd spent with Anna, he'd started to tentatively see a future in it. Until she'd been offered a year away overseas. That had changed everything.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,375 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/21/2019 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
The Anniversary by sillybegger58 reviews
Anna and Bates do not celebrate this anniversary. Four years on does the date still provoke anxiety and fear? Takes place post season 6. refers to season 4 events.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 494 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/16/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Petrichor by RubySoh reviews
Missing scene one shot inspired by the DA movie. Anna returns to the cottage after getting caught in the rain.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,449 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/8/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Quicksilver and Light by pussycatwithattitude reviews
"But it also fills me with wonder." Bates lifted their hands and they both watched lovingly as their fingers danced the same, practiced rhythm and entwined delicately. "That an old peg-leg like me should find himself married to a creature made of quicksilver and light." S3 Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,052 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/29/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Situational Insanity by The Author's Mighty Pen reviews
John Bates works as a psychiatrist at a lucrative practice that gives him no satisfaction anymore. One day, contemplating suicide after his divorce, he meets a woman in the Grantham men's room. She blows him away and leaves only her name, Anna Smith.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 93,577 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/24/2019 - Published: 4/19/2018 - Anna S. - Complete
Warming Up by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
THIS ONE-SHOT CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE DOWNTON ABBEY MOVIE AND SO IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET AND DON'T WANT A SPOILER, I WOULD REFRAIN FROM READING THIS ONE-SHOT FOR THE MOMENT. I JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHEN TO START POSTING, BUT I JUST WANTED TO GET THIS UP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SEEN IT AND SO I'VE PUT THIS WARNING JUST IN CASE. SUMMARY INSIDE :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 955 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/16/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S., OC - Complete
Transatlanticism by RubySoh reviews
Season 4 AU. The Bates' marriage is in disarray following the house party. When an unexpected trip to New York beckons, will they discover that some oceans are simply too great to be crossed?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,967 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/4/2019 - Published: 6/12/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Robert C., Mary C.
The Garter by Banna-nannas reviews
"You have to live my life as well as your own. Go to France, see some sights. Make us some memories." Set during Mr. Bates' imprisonment. Anna goes to France and makes some memories. (S3 Banna)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,493 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/30/2019 - Published: 1/25/2018 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Solidarity by InsaneAndHappyAboutIt reviews
This takes place during S4 after Mr. Green rapes Anna. What if it wasn't Mrs. Hughes who found her after the party ended upstairs? What if it was Mr. Barrow and, contrary to all expectations, he proves to be the better choice on account of having had similar experiences in the past?... WARNING: RAPE, HOMOPHOBIA, HURT/COMFORT! ENJOY! XD
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,159 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/21/2019 - Thomas, Anna S. - Complete
You'll Be In My Heart by Hedgehulk18 reviews
The prison has had enough of Bates getting in their way, so they devise a cruel plan to get him to stop, that affects both Bates and Anna. Cross posted from Ao3
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/11/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Roasted Bean by BannaLuver reviews
A journal is left at the local coffee house.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 25,389 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/12/2019 - Published: 11/24/2018 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Lovely Night by TheValetAndTheMaid reviews
When Elsie suggests that she and Charles take care of Anna and Bates' son for the night when he is teething to let the two of them get some much-needed rest she thinks she's in for a long night, but - instead - her night turns out to be much more lovely than she could have ever anticipated.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/25/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Every Hero Needs His Trusty Cane by Awesomegreentie reviews
A bit of family fluff inspired by the Bates family photo this week.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 918 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/2/2019 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Snippets of Life by Kristen APA reviews
A set of 100 drabbles/ficlets about Anna and John, set anywhere from Series 1-6 and beyond into their future [Complete; S6 spoilers begin in Chapter 2]
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,934 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/3/2019 - Published: 9/4/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Winning Isn't Everything by digthatshizz reviews
Modern AU: John Bates is a football coach, an injury forcing him to retire from playing football at an early age. A visit from an old friend changes his life forever. Has John finally found something more important than football?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 50 - Words: 316,394 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 2/17/2019 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Robert C., J. Bates, Anna S.
Blind Date by lemacd reviews
modern/au They were told 'where' and 'when' to meet but very little about the 'who'. Anna Smith only knows that his name is John. John Bates knows even less than that. For the batesessecretservice Banna Secret Santa exchange on tumblr and with best wishes for JamesLuver/thank-god-and-you. And a big THANK YOU to annambates for the cover art!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 18,694 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/1/2019 - Published: 12/24/2018 - Robert C., Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Some Things Never Change by RubySoh reviews
A/B. 1926. The Bates' marriage has weathered every storm thrown their way. So much has changed, but there's only one thing Anna wants to stay the same.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,989 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/11/2019 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
White Christmas by miss-ute and annambates reviews
Modern AU: Anna Smith always loves the first snowfall of the year, as it signals the beginning of her favourite season…but this year perhaps it will signal the beginning of so much more. Written for the batesessecretservice Secret Santa Exchange on Tumblr for yourenotevenirish - hope you enjoy your gift!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,741 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/11/2019 - Published: 12/15/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Magic of the Season by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. If there was one thing John hated, it was the passing of Halloween.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38,192 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/25/2018 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Joy to the World by theglamourfades reviews
Christmas 1925 proves to be a quieter affair at Downton Abbey, but merriment and excitement is still in the air - particularly for Mr and Mrs Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,935 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/24/2018 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Coffee house by Kuri333 reviews
They all look like normal people getting their morning dose of coffee. Until somebody turns out to be different, and then much more so. Modern AU, Anna/Bates
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 33 - Words: 44,301 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 12/7/2018 - Published: 1/13/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Heart of Mine by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
After going through a bitter divorce, the last thing John Bates is looking for is love. Upon arriving back in Downton to work with his old friend, Robert Crawley, John meets and falls for a lovely waitress named, Anna Smith. Anna is a single mother trying to escape and forget a troubled past. Will the two finally find the happy ending they are both searching for?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 216,677 - Reviews: 448 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 11/13/2018 - Published: 2/2/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Why Does She Love Me? by ke7ejx reviews
2:08-Christmas Episode from Mr. Bates point of view. What could he have been thinking on his wedding day and his trial and execution day? I credit this work to Carnival, Masterpiece and Mr. Fellowes. The original canon is a work of art and I have no desire to tarnish it. This is my first fan fiction and I hope that it pleases my fellow Bates/Anna fans. Thank you for reading.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 40,406 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/6/2018 - Published: 5/27/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Absence of Fear by RubySoh reviews
Modern AU. There's only one thing John Bates is afraid of.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,813 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/1/2018 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Playdate by TheCaneOfBates reviews
When John's daughter and Anna's son become friends at nursery school, they don't expect their lives to change forever.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 42 - Words: 231,732 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 8/27/2018 - Published: 8/31/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Quicksilver and Light by RubySoh reviews
John had heard countless stories about the Highland faeries as a boy. They appeared under a full moon, his grandmother said. Dancing in the glens when the dew formed, enticing men to give away their souls. He never thought he'd end up marrying one.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,148 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/20/2018 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
To Dabble in Drabbles by Banna-nannas reviews
A collection of short works dedicated to John & Anna Bates (and any Baby Bateses). In no particular order or place in time; modern or otherwise. :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,613 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/13/2018 - Published: 2/14/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Photography by Tiph Aileen reviews
"Mr. Molesley! You used to have hair!" Anna doesn't hear the embarrassed answer the man empresses to give Daisy, so focused that she is on the treasure in her hands. The photo taken the day of their marriage is already her most prized possession, sitting proudly on her nightstand, the first and last thing she sees each and every day. Now, she has more pieces of her husband's past.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,211 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/9/2018 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
FFF Drabbles by Awesomegreentie reviews
A little series of drabbles in the FFF universe inspired and shared by Tumblr friends. These are not in chronological order.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 13,022 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/30/2018 - Published: 1/7/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Coming Clean by DowagerInTraining reviews
After Mr Bates is arrested (CS S2) Anna is left with a lot of explaining to do, to Mrs Hughes, Mr Carson and Lord Grantham. It's time for the housemaid to 'fess up and let everyone know that she is now Anna May Bates!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,764 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/2/2018 - E. Hughes, Anna S.
Performing in Harmony by drstacib reviews
Modern AU. When Anna agrees to help her longtime friend John avoid his ex-wife and navigate murky waters with his family, she never expects to realize she's not quite over her college crush on him. When it turns out that she needs his help as much as he needs hers, will either one of them be able to keep their feelings platonic? Rating change at Chapter 11.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 35 - Words: 195,232 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 3/12/2018 - Published: 9/6/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Change of Scenery by theglamourfades reviews
"A spot of tea might do, or luncheon at a small hotel. Something to affirm and celebrate their status to one another, to make the most of their time with each other away from their place of work." Because Anna and Mr Bates had a fair few dates…
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 14,364 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/14/2018 - Published: 4/21/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
The Lab Experiment by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. When John Bates agrees to take care of Isis whilst his best friend is away, he doesn't expect his world to collide—quite literally—with Anna Smith. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 78,388 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/14/2018 - Published: 2/7/2018 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
All Kinds of Perfect by silly-beggar reviews
Modern AU for Secret Santa Exchange 2017 "Did you mean what you said, earlier?" John asked, eyes still fixated on the child, "About marriage?" Anna sighed, "Oh, John. You're not still brooding about that are you? I've never known someone to dwell so very much."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,215 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/8/2018
Dreaming of the Future by Historical Obsessions reviews
John is unsure about becoming a father. Written for the Banna Secret Santa Exchange 2017.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 900 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/3/2018 - Complete
When You Believe by theglamourfades reviews
Christmas is always a magical time in the Bates household. But some of the wonder risks disappearing from the season this year when one member's belief in a very important person wavers…can the Christmas spirit be saved? Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,021 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Tis the Season by BannaLuver reviews
A Christmas fic for lemacd123 as part of the Banna Secret Santa Exchange on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,425 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
All Is Calm, All Is Bright by theglamourfades reviews
A Christmas past, present and future, and a few carols too. Canon era Anna x Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,016 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/24/2017 - Published: 12/10/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Very Happy Christmas by Banna-nannas reviews
John and Anna Bates have plans to celebrate Christmas away from the Abbey as couple before the arrival of Baby Bates. Set December 24, 1925 (season 6)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,566 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/24/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Banna, It's Cold Outside by Awesomegreentie reviews
I bit of fluff for Gilroy95920 as part of the Secret Santa Exchange on Tumblr. Enjoy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,344 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/23/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Not All Heroes Wear Capes by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
Modern A/U one shot in which John discusses with Anna his frustration over their son's choice of reading material at bedtime.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,592 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/5/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
House in Mourning- One Shot by The Author's Mighty Pen reviews
How do we remember the dead?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 772 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/30/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S., OC - Complete
Winter's First Flurry by JamesLuver reviews
Like it did almost any time it came, the snow snuck up on them unexpectedly, in the dark of night. When John opened the curtains on the grey December morning, he raised his eyebrows and whistled.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,561 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/30/2017 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
What It Hath Cost by mille libri reviews
Bates and Anna's road to happiness has already had more than its share of bumps; his arrest and what comes of it is only the next test of their love. Short vignettes covering on- and offscreen scenes in their romance; sequel to "For This Love."
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 119 - Words: 94,010 - Reviews: 670 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 11/20/2017 - Published: 4/13/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Fright Night by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. John has an aversion to Halloween, even with Anna's undying enthusiasm. But something might be about to change his feelings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,481 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/31/2017 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
It Happened on Halloween by Awesomegreentie reviews
Modern Banna fluff
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,213 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/30/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S.
No Tricks, Just Treats by Awesomegreentie reviews
Little slice of modern AU Banna life
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 762 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/29/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Adventures Left to Come by Eady of Old reviews
A variation on S6E7, if Bates had not let Anna run after Mary following the crash.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,670 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/16/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Cerulean Swan by The Author's Mighty Pen reviews
Anna Smith owns a jazz club called the Cerulean Swan and John Bates enters the scene to replace a lagging alcohol maker and distributor, Green. He invites her to come to his alcohol refinery, The Bubble Room, and specializes in refined champagnes and other alcoholic beverages. Together they will create a new kind of night club with his new brand: Ugly Duckling.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 71,964 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/8/2017 - Published: 9/4/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S., T. Branson, Henry T. - Complete
Those Bad Days by YouAreALadyToMe reviews
Anna is suffering on one of her bad days since returning to her cottage after her attack, and there is only one man that can persuade her to keep going; to keep fighting. What happens when John finds his wife crumbling on their bedroom floor? Well, you'll have to read to find out. One Shot - Please review! Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,580 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/18/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Cold Feet and Warm Hearts by theglamourfades reviews
Bedtime is often the most eventful time of day in the Bates household. Post S6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,583 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/13/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Bus Stop by Awesomegreentie reviews
Inspired by the song "Bus Stop" by the Hollies.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 42,710 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 9/5/2017 - Published: 5/1/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Southern Hospitality by BannaLuver reviews
Anna's work brings her to the Lonestar State. Will she find more then just southern hospitality?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 137,016 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 9/2/2017 - Published: 3/2/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S., OC - Complete
All of the Stars by JamesLuver reviews
John Bates has always looked to the stars. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,112 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/14/2017 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Many Firsts by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. There are certain mundane things in life that make it feel as if you're falling in love all over again.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,822 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/6/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Titles by JamesLuver reviews
John and Anna have an important discussion in the months before their baby's birth.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,204 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/18/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
That's Not My Name by theglamourfades reviews
John attempts to point his son's first words in a certain direction, but things don't go to plan. Modern!AU fluff one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,784 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/18/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Farm Adventure by Kristen APA reviews
John takes his son to meet some of Downton's pastoral citizens.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,745 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/18/2017 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Banna :) by miss-ute and annambates reviews
A series of drabbles written in response to the fic challenge, created by awesomegreentie and terriejane on Tumblr :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,270 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/6/2017 - Published: 6/13/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
When it Rains, it Pours by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. Anna and John's plans to spend a quiet day together are derailed by the bad weather. It isn't always a bad thing. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,440 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/5/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
In the Light of Day by JamesLuver reviews
John Bates had never felt so wonderfully fatigued in his whole life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,200 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/30/2017 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Visible Love by Kristen APA reviews
With a love so great, people are bound to notice. The Downton inhabitants' take on Anna and Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,184 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/16/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Through Z by Gelana reviews
Alphabetically prompted snippets of 155 words in length. Waxing poetic with the Bateses. Enjoy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 3,255 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/17/2017 - Published: 3/31/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Owner of A Heart by theglamourfades reviews
After a school lesson about the holiday, six year old William Bates is ready to give his first Valentine's card - and his parents have to contend with their little boy growing up fast. Modern Anna x Bates AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,872 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/14/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
My Valentine by Banna-nannas reviews
While Anna enjoys a night out, John is home with their little girl. What could she possibly rope him into? (Banna, Modern AU)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,868 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/13/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Miracle of Mistletoe by Awesomegreentie reviews
Prompted by a Secret Santa exchange on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,494 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/13/2017 - Published: 12/22/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Their First Noel by silly-beggar reviews
'Today was Anna Smith's most favourite day of the year.' Modern AU for the Secret Santa Exchange- Merry Belated Christmas mr-and-mrs-bates!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,843 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/5/2017 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Auld Lang Syne by JamesLuver reviews
The years may have passed, but Anna and John Bates' love has never faltered.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,710 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/1/2017 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Worst Kept Secret by theglamourfades reviews
December 1st means one thing at Grantham Industries: the official start of Christmas, and the all-important draw of the office Secret Santa. As the staff gather to take their picks, will John draw the one name he really wants? Written for the Banna Secret Santa Exchange 2016. Modern AU A/B, featuring other members of Team Downstairs.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,848 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/26/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Passing Through A Screen Door by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. Anna Smith thinks she's content with her life, her teaching career the focal point. Then she meets Sergeant John Bates, and soon her feelings of friendship blossom into more. However, the road to true love is never smooth and, sometimes, in the most hopeless of hours, there is a choice between fighting and fleeing which can prove the mettle of what was there all along.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 79,309 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/25/2016 - Published: 12/11/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
You Make It Feel Like Christmas by RealForUs reviews
Written for the wonderful angel-princess-anna for the Banna Secret Santa Exchange, with much love and awe and gratitude for being such an integral part of the Banna community. Canon-compliant Christmas snapshots from Series 1 through to 6 (2 and 4 are a little angsty and I'm sorry! - I promise this fic is mostly festive fluff, I'm just a very angsty writer). Happy Christmas!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,174 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/23/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Great Expectations by Kristen APA reviews
Anna and John looking forward to the future and anticipating their little one. Final chapter now up! [Spoilers for Series 6]
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,813 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 12/18/2016 - Published: 2/26/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Doublet by Gelana reviews
dou·blet \ˈdəb-lət\ n. Definition: 1 : something consisting of two identical or similar parts: a lens consisting of two components 2 : a set of two identical or similar things 3 : one of a pair; specifically : one of two or more words (as guard and ward) in the same language derived by different routes of transmission from the same source (merriam webster)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 14,584 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/9/2016 - Published: 9/12/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Happy Anniversary by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
A little ficlet for nurs3gir1's birthday. It's four months after the arrival of their son and Anna is still adjusting to motherhood, while trying to find a way to celebrate her anniversary with her husband.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,913 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/21/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Tea at a Great House by JamesLuver reviews
There is so much love in the Bates household.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,518 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/15/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
More Than Just A Glimpse by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
All John Bates needed was a glimpse of her...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 649 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/5/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Autumn On My Mind by BannaLuver reviews
Anna Smith's favorite season has finally arrived.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,248 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/29/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
What Are You Thinking About? by oiseaus reviews
"She's always cold now. Works with pale hands, trembling fingers that earn her an "Are you alright?" almost daily. Doesn't know whether it's to do with an especially cool early November, or the other thing." Post 4.3 AU. (Trying to practice writing again, so the chapters may shift in style as the story progresses).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,163 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/24/2016 - Published: 3/11/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. John Bates has big plans for this particular April day, wanting everything to be absolutely perfect. But sometimes not every incident can be foreseen, and sometimes those plans can take the most unexpected of turns. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,144 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/11/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
The Anna and John Bates Journal by Anna and Mr Bates Journal reviews
Journal entries written by John & Anna(actually Handy-for-the-bus & Terriejane)after they left service and became the proprietors of the Grantham Arms Hotel in Downton Village. Rated K through M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 84 - Words: 229,505 - Reviews: 359 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/8/2016 - Published: 5/8/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Friendly Wager by JamesLuver reviews
It was a war that had dragged on for months, and would probably never have a ceasefire. With his military background, John was quite the soldier. But, Anna had discovered, she could be quite the sergeant too. She would never concede defeat as long as there was air in her lungs. It was the loveliest of wars, one that she was more than happy to do battle in.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,833 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/13/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
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: 300 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 9/10/2016 - Published: 8/21/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Universal Appeal by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. For the last six weeks, they had had the same argument at five to nine on a dark Sunday evening.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,054 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/25/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
AMB by miss-ute and annambates reviews
"After a bad break-up, the AMB dance club is the last place John wants to be, but a chance encounter there ends up changing his mind...and his life."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,541 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/19/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Surprise by Siena Christmas reviews
It's the anniversary of the day Anna presented Mr. Bates with the gift of a warm meal when he first arrived at Downton. How will John surprise his wife? A birthday present for Aria E. Seymour.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/18/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Really by Banna-nannas reviews
"Really?" "Really." There's more to be told than what made it to the screen... (Banna S6 Missing Moment)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,426 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/11/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Naming of the Babe by alphaangel reviews
A slight amendment to the scene in Lady Mary's bedroom just before midnight. Using most of the lines from the scene and a few of my own.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 443 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/3/2016 - Robert C., Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Half-Day by Banna-nannas reviews
A half-day for the Bates' is certainly not a day half-lived. Banna one-shot...for now. ;) My response to the A Picture is Worth 1000 Words Challenge #8: The Picnic
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,618 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/23/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Coffee Mate by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. The best relationships bloom through simple, shared joys. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,388 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/16/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Firelight by Banna-nannas reviews
A look into the lives of the Bates' pursuing their dreams beyond Downton Abbey. (A Banna one-shot response to the "A Picture is Worth 1000 Words" Challenge #6: The Campfire)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,361 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/2/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words by Awesomegreentie reviews
Little one shots of roughly 1,000 originally written for a Tumblr challenge. Could be anything, but all are Banna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,443 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/2/2016 - Published: 6/7/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
No Place Like You by theglamourfades reviews
Anna spots a special pair of shoes. Modern AU, written for the 'A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words' challenge on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,963 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/26/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - 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: 32 - Updated: 6/22/2016 - Published: 4/12/2016 - Complete
The Cleverest Students by wordsthinker reviews
"She knew him very well. John Bates was a romantic man and he would never forget their 4th anniversary. She knew he wouldn't. " - One-shot based on terriejane and awesomegreentie prompt on tumblr
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,552 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/21/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Knight by Banna-nannas reviews
Modern AU Banna one-shot inspired by the "A Picture is Worth 1000 Words" Challenge #3: The Blocks. John and his son are left to their own devices while Anna enjoys a night out. :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/19/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Son's First Hero, a Daughter's First Love by JamesLuver reviews
Anna wants to do something special for John, and enlists their children's help.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,751 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A New Arrival by theglamourfades reviews
As Anna prepares to give birth to their second child, John spends a special afternoon out-of-doors with his son. Set post S6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,142 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/19/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] OC - Complete
Picture Perfect by Kristen APA reviews
[Spoilers for S6] Anna plans a small but meaningful surprise for John.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,224 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/19/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Cottage Wars by mytwodaves reviews
John and his son, Jack engage in a Star Wars inspired light saber battle while Anna runs errands.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,826 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S., OC
Love Is An Actual Strength by theglamourfades reviews
Two hearts, finding each other unexpectedly, fighting through adversity, celebrating in joy - becoming one. Anna and Bates throughout their relationship, in scenes throughout the series of Downton (canon and AU), and how their love conquers all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,093 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 6/12/2016 - Published: 7/5/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Lilies by wordsthinker reviews
Tumblr challenge: "A Banna one-shot that includes a bouquet." - Banna Modern AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,643 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/8/2016
Musings by Banna-nannas reviews
What was going through Anna & Bates' minds after they returned from their secret wedding night?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/7/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The New Nanny by digthatshizz reviews
Anna is looking forward to her first day back to work after giving birth to her son. However, one person can't quite stop worrying about the baby...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,630 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/31/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
He's Back by younaughtygirl reviews
"He was back. Her body told her so. It was singing with it." Giving the Bates' the love life they deserve. S 3, post prison. Enter at your own discretion.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 10,882 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 5/30/2016 - Published: 10/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Something Old, Something New by theglamourfades reviews
Best friends would do anything for each other - even pretending to be more than that, for a day. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,668 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/22/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Proper Proposal by Banna-nannas reviews
"Will you marry this foolish, frightened old man…who needs you more than he can bear to say…who loves you, even though he hardly knows how?"-Shadowlands {Banna one-shot fluff}{ Another response to the Downton Canon Prompt Challenge on Tumblr}
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 767 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/21/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Give Me Love by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. Glimpses into Anna and John's relationship as they deal with highs and lows, together as Team Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,704 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 5/20/2016 - Published: 5/2/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Netflix and Chill by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. After Anna suggests that they should watch a TV show together, John confides in his friend. Robert thinks he's got the measure of it, but John finds that the evening goes beyond his wildest expectation. Cover image by annambates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,448 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/5/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Man Like Him by JamesLuver reviews
She'd never thought that she would meet a man like him. But John Bates is an enigma at the best of times, and Anna Smith simply can't work out whether the man that she's fallen in love with has given his heart in return.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,522 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/28/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
As Time Goes By by theglamourfades reviews
As time goes by, love always remains. Written for Banna April.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,245 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/22/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
That Which We Call a Rose by silly-beggar reviews
Anna Smith was a practical woman. Which was why, on the first day of her new job, she was not Anna Smith. Modern oneshot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,607 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/17/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Who Else? by c8linWAH reviews
Modern, Completely AU. John and Anna have been central in each others lives for as long as they can remember. How will their relationship cope as they navigate teenage years, new realtionships and adulthood?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,342 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 4/8/2016 - Published: 11/4/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Sound Arguments by JamesLuver reviews
Two is company but three is a crowd when it comes to bed time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,579 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/26/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Valentine Surprise by Aria E. Seymour reviews
Downton Abbey Season 1-4 spoilers. Please keep comments free of spoilers past season 4. These are the inscriptions in the Valentine cards that Anna and Mr. Bates would have written to one another in S4E1. I hope you enjoy this short little work. Bye Lovlies
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/24/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Pregnant by Kuri333 reviews
You know what you're expecting. But there are so many things unexpected, and nobody tells you about it. And you just have to go with them and hope for the best. Anna/Bates canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 791 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/23/2016 - Published: 2/18/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Ringing in the New Year by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
Anna and John prepare to ring in the New Year with friends as they attend Edith and Bertie's wedding at the Crawley mansion. Little did they know their little arrival would be joining them sooner than expected.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,004 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/19/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Peace by JamesLuver reviews
Eight months into her pregnancy, Anna is having trouble sleeping at night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,178 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/17/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Never seen anything quite like you by Mearl reviews
This is a kinda AU to Bannas wedding. Not everything is diffrent from the show but a bit. I hope you like it. Disclaimer: I don t own Downton Abbey, it all belongs to Julian Fellowes The Title and the lyrics belong to The Script.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,691 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/13/2016 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Family by Eady of Old reviews
On the day Thomas takes over for Mr. Carson as butler, a strange twist of fate leaves him in an odd state during which he witnesses the vulnerability of Mr. Bates. Likewise, Bates begins to finally understand the new butler. Set Post S6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,447 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/12/2016 - J. Bates, Thomas, Anna S. - Complete
Couldn't Be More by Lady Kes reviews
Anna reflects on a very momentous day. Spoilers for the Series Finale and somewhat related to Comfortable, Still Comfortable, and Always Comfortable.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/8/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Mother's Love by theglamourfades reviews
Being a mother changed her, in the best way possible. It only made the love within her - the love that was her - grow stronger.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,532 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/6/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] OC - Complete
Things Said by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Things Anna and John say to each other at various moments of their lives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 2,988 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/29/2016 - Published: 2/15/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Things that Happen in Absence of a List by nanniships reviews
John and Anna participate in a Leap Day custom. Modern AU. Just go read it :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,280 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/28/2016 - Anna S., J. Bates
Never The Same Love Twice by theglamourfades reviews
"There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice." [S1 through to S6, S6 spoilers]
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,637 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/14/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Wait for me to come home by wordsthinker reviews
Home is where the heart is, and he would always be her home. "Because all I have done in this life is for you, and it will always be." - After CS6, spoilers, not really, maybe.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 798 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/4/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
In honour of by Kuri333 reviews
"In honour of John and Anna Bates son's 90th birthday this New Year's Eve, please consider answering these questions as if you were him." Q&A proposed by @adamsforthought, turned into a group of drabbles. Set after series 6, spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 6,029 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/28/2016 - Published: 1/1/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S., OC - Complete
Three by theglamourfades reviews
But now, neither of them could stop from smiling, walking through each room of the cottage with their son. Their dearest wish and their greatest gift. (S6 CS spoilers)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,591 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/21/2016 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Dribbly Drabbly Things by nanniships reviews
Short slices of Banna, mainly from Terriejane's Weekend Challenges on tumblr, plus other odd assorted prompt type things that have passed through my head.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 9,345 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/20/2016 - Published: 1/17/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Festive spirits by Kuri333 reviews
Some holiday indulgences can lead to bad decisions and terrible consequences. A/B Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,591 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/12/2016 - Published: 12/28/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
In the Aftermath by DA12DA reviews
I wanted to go a bit more in-depth about how Anna's rape would have affected her and Bates' relationship, as I didn't think the TV show really covered it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/10/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S.
I'll Be Home for Christmas by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
A modern A/U one shot where John Bates is desperately trying to get home in time for Christmas with his wife and children
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,108 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/4/2016 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Reaching Paradise by JamesLuver reviews
It promises to be the best year of their life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,014 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/1/2016 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Awakening by Lynn Saunders reviews
Honestly, he's not quite sure exactly what he's done right, but she's upon him as soon as the front door clicks closed. Banna Post-Ep 6.2
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 974 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/30/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Snowed In by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Anna and Bates spend an unexpected Christmas in the cottage. Set during the S6 Christmas Special. Written for the Tumblr Secret Santa for eady-of-old.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,967 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/27/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The First Time He Touched Her by Eady of Old reviews
"I promise, Mister Bates. I believe in your innocence, and I won't rest until you are free," Anna Smith said, addressing him with all the ideological innocence of a new solicitor.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,466 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/27/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A New Year's Bundle of Joy by LieselLisaBeth reviews
Baby Bates' arrival :D One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 783 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/26/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Mary C., Dr. Clarkson - Complete
The Gift by a-lady-to-me reviews
Modern A/U - Mr. Bates and Anna have only been dating for a short time and it seems that both have struggled with what to get the other for Christmas. What will they decide on?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,205 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/26/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
New Traditions by JamesLuver reviews
Modern AU. John Bates has no idea how his life is going to change when Anna Smith asks a favour of him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,553 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/25/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Stranded by Kuri333 reviews
On their way back to London for Christmas, snow delays their flight and forces them to a night in Chicago. While Anna wants to make the most out of it, her colleague, Bates, doesn't like it at all. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,546 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/25/2015 - Published: 12/23/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Night Before Christmas by theglamourfades reviews
Anna and John make the final preparations to decorating their cottage on Christmas Eve. S6 spoilers, set within the final episode.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 864 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/24/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
May Your Days Be by theglamourfades reviews
John Bates isn't looking forward to facing his hardest Christmas, but a call from his best friend Anna gives him a reason to celebrate. Modern Anna x Bates AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,336 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/23/2015 - Published: 12/17/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Ten Items or Less by lemacd reviews
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra." Modern AU: He rescued her in the express check-out, and she rescued him from a life of ordinary. Written for silly-beggar and the Team Bates Secret Santa Exchange. Please R and R.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,442 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/22/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
For The Second Time by digthatshizz reviews
John plays the waiting game whilst Anna goes into labour...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,153 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/3/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Good Days by Eady of Old reviews
There are good days and bad days. Happiness had never came easily for Anna and Bates, nor did it always come in the ways they might expect. Set post S6. Response to tumblr fanfic prompt challenge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,764 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/25/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Room with a View by JamesLuver reviews
The sun beat down on them, accentuating the fine figure of her husband, hunkered over in the tiny garden that was really no more than a patch of grass.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/22/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Bodyguard by a-lady-to-me reviews
Anna is a princess and Mr. Bates is her bodyguard.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,773 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/14/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Back by Kuri333 reviews
After eighteen months away from her, he's back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,922 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/14/2015 - Published: 10/30/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
A Gentle Reminder by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
A nice bit of baby bates fluff after John and Anna return from the race at Brooklands in series 6 episode 7. My way of trying to rectify the lack of scenes we have received so far showing the Bateses preparing for the arrival of their little one.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,285 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/7/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Pumpkin Spice by silly-beggar reviews
Modern AU, based on an Imagine Your OTP Prompt. "As Anna rolled her eyes and muttered something about him 'living in 1924', he realised that this wasn't so easily won."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,020 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/7/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates
Kara Sevda by JamesLuver reviews
Years have passed by in the blink of an eye, and yet the people within these hallowed halls haven't changed much in the decade that she's been away.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,014 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/5/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Gwen D. - Complete
Anna's Ghost by DowagerInTraining reviews
Anna doesn't believe in ghosts, and refuses to be scared by Daisy before her walk back to the cottage on Hallowe'en. John won't be home until late, but she's certain she will be fine. But when she's all alone back at the cottage, she hears a scratching noise, and a sudden eerie wail...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,194 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Matching Pairs by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Small Halloween fic I had in my head and quickly wrote tonight. For those of you who know it, this fits into the 'A Table for Two' universe. It's definitely not necessary to read it first, however. Enjoy the fluff!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 915 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Written Desires by DowagerInTraining reviews
eady-of-old gave me the idea for this fic on Tumblr. John and Anna are reunited after his release from prison, but the cottage is not ready! Anna longs to find a way around their separation. John has other ideas, and begins writing secret notes to Anna during his copious free time. It's not M yet, but it will be... DISCLAIMER DA is not mine but it is fun to borrow!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,953 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/25/2015 - Published: 8/27/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Take Me Into Your Loving Arms by theglamourfades reviews
"Mr Bates," her voice was soft, though it had a ring to it too. Persuasion. "Will you come and dance?" - Modern Anna x Bates one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,439 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/24/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
By The Fire by DowagerInTraining reviews
John and Anna snuggle up together in front of the fire at their cottage. Unapologetic fluffy smut!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,918 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/20/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Funeral by DowagerInTraining reviews
In 1955, Anna attends the funeral of her beloved husband. Her friends and family are there to support her as she thinks through her memories of the man she loved and everything they shared in their life together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,769 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/20/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Mary C. - Complete
Wedding night by Kuri333 reviews
They had not planned for it, a surprise gift: time for themselves, finally on their own. [Series 2, episode 8]
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,478 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/11/2015 - Published: 9/17/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Place for You by theglamourfades reviews
There was always a place for a man like him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,315 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/17/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Hopeful Future by Eady of Old reviews
She had hoped for a fine day today, but apparently it was not to be. Contains S6E1 SPOILERS.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,514 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/16/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Letting Go by JamesLuver reviews
It's both the proudest and most difficult day of John Bates' life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,385 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/13/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Dear Lord Grantham by Kuri333 reviews
He would leave Anna again. She would not stay in prison and he would not be hung, and this was the only way. But not before planning it carefully. (Set during S5 CS)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 679 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/5/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Robert C.
Our Place in the Sun by a-lady-to-me reviews
Based on the Bates/Anna hug scene from the Series 6 trailer.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,869 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/2/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Sliver of Sunlight by JamesLuver reviews
Anna's new dress affects John in unexpected ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,257 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/30/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
From Hopes to Dreams by Eady of Old reviews
A year and a half he'd been in prison, and he was happy to be out. Again. Out again, in the real world, when he thought he'd be in there forever.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,714 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/30/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Letters Home by DowagerInTraining reviews
Mr Bates has to go away to London, and Anna doesn't want him to go. Little does she know he's left a few surprises behind for her to find while he's away... (Set between seasons 3-4)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,287 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/25/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
La Douleur Exquise by katamarann reviews
(Formerly "Saudade") From an "imagine your OTP" prompt. The trouble with falling in love with someone is that they can't always love you back. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,776 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/23/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Chrysalis by katamarann reviews
It has taken a long while for Anna to emerge from the shadows, forever changed but not broken, and he loves her all the same. Contains vague references to the events of Season 4, but nothing detailed. No (official) spoilers beyond Season 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/20/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A long needed holiday by DowagerInTraining reviews
The strain is taking its toll on Anna's health and the Bates' marriage. Bates longs to be able to take her away, but where could they go? Daisy has the unlikely answer! Rated M from chapter 8! Set sometime post season 4. DISCLAIMER: Downton Abbey is not mine, but it is fun to borrow!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 29,571 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 8/19/2015 - Published: 8/14/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
First Night at the Cottage by DowagerInTraining reviews
Sequel to 'Anna's Nightdress' in response to a request from a reviewer. John and Anna enjoy their first night together at the cottage, with a surprise for each other in store. Disclaimer: I don't own Downton Abbey but it is fun to borrow Oh, and I'm not kidding about the M this time. Y'all seemed to like my fluff/smut mixture ;)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,023 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/13/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Anna's Nightdress by DowagerInTraining reviews
Anna has always envied Lady Mary's beautiful clothes and is delighted to receive a gift of a beautiful nightgown, which she intends to embroider herself. And after meeting Lord Grantham's new valet, Mr Bates, she knows there is only one man she ever wants to see her wearing it. Rated M for Chapter 5! DISCLAIMER: I do not own Downton Abbey, but it is fun to borrow!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,159 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 11 - Published: 8/13/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Proud by theglamourfades reviews
He was one, amongst many others, who were being celebrated for the battles they had endured. He was the one honoured for bravery, courage in the face of adversity and possessing an iron will to win through against all odds. A hero in the eyes of the country he had fought for. (Post S6, AU)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,771 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/7/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Right Wedding by JamesLuver reviews
The question comes as she sits at the little table she uses for work.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,834 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/2/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Wildflowers by Eady of Old reviews
Encounters with the Crawley children prompt Bates to reflect on his childhood and his resulting doubts as to whether he can be a good father.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,210 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/29/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S., Marigold - Complete
Mystery of Joy by Lynn Saunders reviews
A "fill-in-the-blank" canon-style journey through Anna and Bates' courtship. I think of this as a "prequel" to A Meeting at Night and Homecoming, but each of the stories can stand alone. This is to be a multiple chapter fic, which began with a T rating and firmly MOVED UP TO A STRONG M AT CHAPTER 16.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 53,900 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/23/2015 - Published: 3/31/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
This Love, One Melody by fuzzydream archive reviews
Anna sees an unexpected but familiar man playing the piano. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,757 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/21/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Feeling the Heat by theglamourfades reviews
Summer 1921. A heatwave hits Downton, but the temperature isn't the only factor warming things up. Set between 3.8 and the S3 CS.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,132 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/17/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Weathering the Whispers by Eady of Old reviews
After her release from prison, Anna must not only live with the uncertainty of her husband's fate, but she must also confront the fact that her attack has become public knowledge. Oneshot set at the end of S5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,482 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/15/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Mrs Smith Goes to Downton by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
This is post Series 3 Episode 7 a few months after John has been released from jail and it goes A/U from there.  This story is in response to a prompt from allcoyledup who asked for a scene with Anna's mother meeting John.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 71,053 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 7/4/2015 - Published: 7/6/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
The Shade of the Sky Just Before Dawn by Eady of Old reviews
Even after he had confronted her with the truth and enveloped her in his arms, she could not shake the feeling of dirtiness which stayed with her. Post S4E5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,765 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/26/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Kingdom by JamesLuver reviews
It was official. They were moved in. A fresh start ahead of them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,519 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/22/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Between Me and You by theglamourfades reviews
Not for the first time since he had wished to be someone else, but now it was not for his own sake. Set after 1.7 and 2.6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,198 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/19/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Summit of all Joy by JamesLuver reviews
"Would you?" The words were whispered so quietly that it took a moment to register them. When he did, heat flooded his cheeks, and his pulse began a nervous throb in his throat. Anna's eyes were on him, wide and eager, penetrating through to his very soul."Of course," he croaked. "Anything for you."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,050 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/11/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Sunday Revelation by Mistressdickens reviews
Anna and Mr Carson learn of the only time Mrs Carson was ever truly angry. Inspired by a tumblr prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Her Everything by digthatshizz reviews
Set during Series 2, Episode 8. Lord Grantham has received a telegram informing the family Matthew is injured. William's fate is unknown. Anna is grateful Mr Bates is there to comfort her as she considers, under different circumstances, what the war might have meant for her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,681 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/8/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates
Over by Christmas by Lady Kes reviews
Anna reads the paper and is disheartened by the news of the Great War. John is a friend, as usual.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 710 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/5/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Bus Ride by Gretchie reviews
He was in love with her, and he didn't even know her name. Anna/Bates one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,376 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/21/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
For Old Time's Sake by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
A Christmas charity event will take place at Downton, and a servants choir is the perfect entertainment for the night, and according to his Lordship, John Bates is the best man to train them, but he will find it hard to convince his valet to do so. Will Lord Grantham be able to persuade him? Maybe with Anna's help...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,226 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/9/2015 - Published: 3/30/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Robert C. - Complete
Too Quiet by nanniships reviews
Chelsie children! The Bates family interrupt Mr. Carson's day, but he doesn't mind too much. For the fabulous kouw on her birthday!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,793 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/5/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
On the Precipice by JamesLuver reviews
He'd had flashes of terror in Africa. He'd had real fear when he'd been shipped back to England to recover. He'd been afraid when he'd come to Downton. But he wasn't afraid of being sacked anymore. He wasn't afraid of the pain he was putting himself through. There was something far bigger to preoccupy his mind now. He remembered her smile, and shivered.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,503 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/4/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Never Seen Anything Quite Like You by theglamourfades reviews
The woman who made his world turn again deserves everything in the world that he can give. Anna and John on their tenth wedding anniversary. AU after S6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,668 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/18/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Under Butler Strikes Back by Eady of Old reviews
The Jedi been all but wiped out and those few who remained found hiding places in the crooks and crannies of society. In one such place, a warrior waited, ready to defend the universe against the forces of darkness. ("Downton Wars" crack fic)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,177 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/18/2015 - C. Carson, J. Bates, Thomas, Anna S. - Complete
For This Love by mille libri reviews
Bates and Anna couldn't have known where that first handshake would lead them: short vignettes covering on- and off-screen scenes in their romance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 145 - Words: 120,268 - Reviews: 678 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 4/13/2015 - Published: 4/21/2013 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Living in the Aftermath by Eady of Old reviews
In the aftermath of their most recent troubles, Anna notices that her husband has become more protective of her than ever.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,922 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/13/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Master Of Self Control by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Set in series 3. John and Anna can't stop thinking about their reunion the night before, and that leads to a dangerous "adventure" in the attics. One shot based on Terriejane's Prompt 'What did Branson see'
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,489 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Published: 4/9/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Oh Come All Ye Faithful by a-lady-to-me reviews
My take on what happened after the Season 5 Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,039 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/6/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Little Wonders by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
The Bates family spends the day celebrating Easter with their little girl
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,405 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/5/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Meeting at Night by Lynn Saunders reviews
Amorous meetings at night. Chapter 1: A wedding night. Chapter 2: A homecoming.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,523 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/2/2015 - Published: 3/8/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Kisses by Gelana reviews
Self explanatory. Takes place after our intrepid duo's first off-screen kiss between series one and two.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,032 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/30/2015 - Published: 2/15/2015 - Anna S. - Complete
Signs of Life by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Set several months after the S5 Christmas Special. Anna is getting used to some big changes at work, and on this particular day experiences a few surprises. Daisy also features.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,824 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/29/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S., Daisy - Complete
What A Catch! by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
A two part story for Terriejane's prompt. John and Thomas find themselves competing once again. But, this time, it's all about fishing skills, or just a matter of luck.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,396 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/27/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
When You Wish Upon a Star by Kristen APA reviews
[Set post-S5; mild S5 spoilers] Sometimes, dreams do come true. [Anna x Bates fluff]
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,413 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/17/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Husband and Wife, Together by drobin reviews
What if Anna had gotten pregnant on her wedding night? This story starts out canon, on the day of the Bates nuptials, but turns AU after Bates is arrested.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,392 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/16/2015 - Published: 3/15/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Always Comfortable by Lady Kes reviews
Anna receives the best Christmas present she could ever ask for. Set during the Christmas Special 2014, sequel to Comfortable and Still Comfortable. No smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/14/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A Violet Dress For His Love by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Set after ep 8 of series 4. Anna wonders what John did while he was in York and is decided to make him tell her everything... but he already had other plans for their evening.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,658 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/13/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Love Me Like You Do by fuzzydream archive reviews
"It was never simply physical for us, no. But in light of everything that has happened, it means so much more." Set after S5CS.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,153 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 9 - Published: 3/12/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
We Danced by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
It's Valentine's Day in Downton. John Bates, is the owner of The Red Lion, struggling as a bar tender with his past and under the assumption that love and life is passing him by. But a chance encounter with Anna Smith will turn his life upside down.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,721 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 3/8/2015 - Published: 2/16/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.]
Unconventional Bed by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
After one month of waiting, Anna and Bates finally move to their cottage, and although their home is still not quite ready, they are not willing to waste one more night sleeping apart. One shot - set.3x8
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/4/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Story Lines by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Terriejane (on Tumblr) gives the first line and we have to write around it. It's fun and if you want to give it a try go on Tumblr and look for her blog. Every week she posts as few lines and they are always fun! Hope you like these little drabbles :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/4/2015 - Published: 1/29/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Needs Must by nanniships reviews
Slightly steamy Banna written for one of terriejanes pic fic prompts. John is more cooperative about letting Anna tend his knee with a little...incentive.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,232 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/3/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
His Healing Hands by Awesomegreentie reviews
Set Sometime after Season 4. John and Anna make progress in returning the intimacy they have lost.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,462 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/1/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Mark Of Passion by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Prompt by Terriejane: Oh my, John wakes up one morning with a 'love bite' just under his ear and his collar doesn't hide it. He doesn't notice it but everyone else does.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 675 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/1/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Anything by Lynn Saunders reviews
Bates discovers that Married Love is actually about how to please women in bed. He puts his new knowledge to good use.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,326 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/1/2015
Every Right by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Bates breaks Anna's heart when he tells her he's leaving with Vera the next morning. But before he goes, Anna makes a decision that will change their life forever. Will that night be the beginning of the end for both Anna and Bates? Heartbreak, misunderstandings and concealments will only prove how uncertain the future can be.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 41,258 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 2/22/2015 - Published: 4/19/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Sweet Dreams by Lynn Saunders reviews
Anna and Bates share some forbidden moments during their visit to the Highlands. Anna x Bates snippet fic mid-ep for 3.9. Response to fic prompt: chocolate.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,144 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/21/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
I Don't Dance by rjwritergirl reviews
Modern AU, John and Anna during their wedding reception.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 749 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/20/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Best Laid Plans by theglamourfades reviews
Valentine's Day doesn't exactly go to plan for John and Anna, but love still abounds in different ways than they had expected. Two-shot: first part DA-era, second part modern!AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,719 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/15/2015 - Published: 2/14/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Hope Traversed at Night by Lynn Saunders reviews
A new spring brings hope and self-healing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,052 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/15/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Chocolate and Roses by Eady of Old reviews
Modern AU. He always left her chocolate candies on her desk. They were a secret, of course. And on Valentine's day, she expected another. After working for the man for ten months, she knew it would be forthcoming. Mister Bates was sweet like that, to think of her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,799 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/14/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Perfect Saturday by mytwodaves reviews
John and Anna spend Valentine's Day as a family. You won't need candy with this fluffy sweetness!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,020 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Rooted in Friendship by Kristen APA reviews
[Set post-S5; S5CS spoilers] Anna and John treat Mr. Molesley and Miss Baxter to dinner for their help.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,036 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [Molesley, P. Baxter] - Complete
Housewarming by Forgoodandproper reviews
They were married and then he was taken, but oh how joyous (and steamy) their reunion was after he was released from prison and they moved into the cottage. Anna and Bates get to know each other and various rooms of their new home...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,475 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 12 - Published: 2/13/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Corners Of My Mind by TheRisingPheonix92 reviews
She would never get over losing him, but his legacy lived on. Anna Bates tells her eldest granddaughter Louise all about her grandpa... Set in the 1960's, Anna describes her memories of the love of her life to an inquisitive little girl.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,260 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/8/2015 - Published: 1/18/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Problems and Possibilities by Kristen APA reviews
[S5 spoilers] Anna x Bates drabbles, one for each episode of S5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,439 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/30/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
It's a Wonderful Life by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
What would the world be like without John Bates? That is the question that Mr. Bates is forced to ask himself as Christmas is fast approaching and his wife Anna is awaiting her fate in prison. Will his guardian angel be able to show John his true worth? And what would have happened to his family, friends, and co-workers had John not existed?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,177 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/27/2015 - Published: 12/9/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Robert C., Molesley - Complete
Quicksilver and Light by poma14 reviews
John Bates makes good on his suggestion to sneak into the maids' quarters at Duneagle after the Ghillies Ball. Unfortunately, things do not go according to plan. Set during the S3 Christmas Special and based upon a deleted scene in the S3 script book. Rather fluffy one-shot (really, no angst-I promise!).
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,860 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/23/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
For Love by fuzzydream archive reviews
If God wouldn't give them a chance, perhaps they should make one themselves, Anna decided. But she knew God worked in mysterious ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 29,231 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/20/2015 - Published: 11/13/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Gift by im-yours-for-life reviews
It's Anna's birthday and John struggles with what kind of gift to get her. Set in Series 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/20/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Way Forward by theglamourfades reviews
Anna wakes up naturally on the morning of New Year's Day, and enjoys a breakfast at home with her husband. Set post S5 CS, S5 spoilers included.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,727 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/19/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Above Rubies by bugsfic reviews
A secret is confessed on a quiet evening in the cottage.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,746 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/19/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
First Birthday by Mishka67 reviews
Anna's birthday doesn't go entirely as either she or John planned.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,100 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/18/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Not a Fan of Surprises by nanniships reviews
One shot Banna AU. John doesn't like birthday surprises...but he'll like this one. From terriejane's weekend challenge prompts
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,780 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/17/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Every Day by Eady of Old reviews
The Bateses and Carsons often visited each other as they continued their lives out of service.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,288 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/17/2015 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Skinny Love by we're-just-stardust reviews
Dealing with the S5 finale, so spoilers. A little one-shot about our dear Banna inspired by the song "Skinny Love." Rated M for slight trigger warning, though not majorly described.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 705 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/11/2015 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Mother Knows Best by Awesomegreentie reviews
John's mother challenges him to admit his feeling for Anna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,797 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/8/2015 - Published: 1/6/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Parts of a Whole by Umbrella-ella reviews
There is joy, there is heartbreak, but in between, in those small moments that define us, there is true love. The story of Anna and Mr. Bates, told in multiple installments.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 35,881 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/6/2015 - Published: 3/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Mother's hand by archeress of silverbow reviews
For Terriejane's 'Anna and Mr Bates Weekend Challenge about Mrs Bates' set in an AU somewhere towards the end of 1.07
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,174 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/5/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Twelfth Night by Mishka67 reviews
What does everyone else see that John Bates can't?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,764 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/5/2015 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Robert C. - Complete
Beating Hearts by Eady of Old reviews
They'd made attempts. But resuming the intimacy of married life was difficult for Anna and Bates, and each time they failed made it even more difficult to try again. Spoilers through S5E1
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,311 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/29/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Happy Christmas by Eady of Old reviews
He could not keep his hands off of her. Spoilers for S5CS.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,296 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/27/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Christmas Cheer by A-Downtonluvr-To-Me reviews
Modern A/U - Banna Christmas Fluff! Consider this part two to our story The Way to Wonder.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Promise by TestShip reviews
Modern AU - When John Bates knocks on the door of his goddaughter's cottage, he didn't expect to find someone else living there. Christmas fluff based on a well-known Christmas film.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,772 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/24/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Had He Died by Eady of Old reviews
Struggling with guilt and the thought that Anna would have been better off if they'd never met, Bates must face his doubts by witnessing the world as it would have been had he died years before. *Spoilers through S5.*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,922 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/22/2014 - Published: 12/19/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Matthew C. - Complete
Hands by altenprano reviews
His hands were valet's hands, like her husband's, but they weren't in any other way similar. **Trigger warning**
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 647 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/21/2014 - Anna S. - Complete
Christmas Knight by Awesomegreentie reviews
A bit of modern AU Banna Christmas fluff. Inspired by TerriJane's Weekend Challenge on tumblr and loosely based on the Christmas song, "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,668 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/19/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Dear Inspector by lemacd reviews
A letter to Scotland Yard and the mystery of Mr. Green's death ***series 5 spoilers*** this is not speculation. it's not even a wild guess. it just kinda happened. RnR if you feel so inclined. thanks.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,544 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates
Full Hearts, Empty Houses by fuzzydream archive reviews
"I loved you and you left me without so much as an explanation. Vanishing from everywhere I knew. You didn't return my calls or my messages. I couldn't even know if you were still alive." Modern AU, Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,822 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 12/11/2014 - Published: 12/4/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Game by Forgoodandproper reviews
Modern AU. Anna and Bates meet at a pub the night before Christmas Eve. The Game is on! Nothing but fluffy flirty fun, with maybe a touch of steam...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,484 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/9/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Tut by Eady of Old reviews
Lord Grantham gets a puppy, and Bates learns to adjust to the new addition. Spoilers through S5E8.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,399 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/2/2014 - Robert C., J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
It Won't Be Long Now by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Series 2 Ep 3 One shot from Bates pov.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 657 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/27/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
An Ember of Hope by Eady of Old reviews
Bates writes to Anna and then visits her in jail. Spoilers for S5E8, speculation for S5CS
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,176 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/24/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Tea with Mrs Bates by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Series 1 ep 7 one shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,054 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/21/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Hesitation by gibbsgalsa reviews
Fill in the gap, after conversation between Anna and John Bates in Cottage scene. Warning S5E6 (Spoilers) - Mature.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,415 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/20/2014 - Published: 11/5/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Lover's Eyes by a-lady-to-me reviews
A series of daily drabbles I did on Tumblr back in September. All fluff and smut…so basically all the happy Banna for your enjoyment!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 14,496 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Published: 11/18/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Mystery Abbey: The Case of the Missing Underbutler by A-Downtonluvr-To-Me reviews
There are strange things happening at Downton Abbey. Thomas Barrow has gone missing, and it's up to the crime solving team of John and Anna Bates, Phyllis Baxter, Joe Molesley, and their trusty dog Isis to solve the mystery and find out what happened to him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,157 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/18/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] [Molesley, P. Baxter] - Complete
Take Me Home by Mishka67 reviews
Please note: Spoilers through S5E8. When Anna returns home, John isn't the only one to welcome her with open arms.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,105 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/15/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [Molesley, P. Baxter]
A Love to Open Every Door by altenprano reviews
"Whether she knew it or not, Anna held the key to the prison John had made for himself out of his memories and fears, and in telling him that she loved him, that his love for her was not in vain, she'd taken the first step towards his release."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 677 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/11/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
All We Are by a-lady-to-me reviews
Series 2/AU - After John leaves with Vera, Anna is devastated. But what if someone had come along to mend Anna's broken heart? When John returns about to be free from his wife, and ready to marry Anna; he may not find things exactly how he left them. Will John fight to keep the love of his life? Or will he let his insecurities get in the way, and watch her slip away to another man?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,191 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 11/11/2014 - Published: 12/3/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Cottage Kiss by Extremefangirl94 reviews
"Image your OTP making a bet on who's a better kisser that ends in a make out session. When they're done they agree they both win" A short story based on a prompt and the cottage scene from 5x07.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,070 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/11/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Chair by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Set in S5 ep7 (possible spoilers? maybe) John and Anna enjoy the rest of the evening in each other's arms...and his *magical* chair.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,915 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/6/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Novel by altenprano reviews
Mr. Bates always loved a good book, and he knew Anna did too. Fluff. Oneshot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Dance with the Devil by A-Downtonluvr-To-Me reviews
A belated Halloween contribution from Downtonluvr and A-Lady-To-Me in which Anna and John meet at a Halloween party. But will both of them prove to be more than what they seem?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,397 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/4/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
It takes courage by Alice'sAbbey reviews
Set during Series 3 and 4. Therefore it will contain some spoilers x. When John is released from prison he needs some time and a lot of understanding to find himself back at Downton. Anna has to face an even more difficult journey after her rape. Their injuries heal but it needs time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,753 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/3/2014 - J. Bates - Complete
So Very Happy by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Continuation of the cottage scene in S5E7. Their troubles are seemingly behind them, and Anna and Bates are so very happy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,465 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/3/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Prayers by altenprano reviews
"Prayers of thanks belonged at suppertime, prayers for help and more thanks belonged at her bedside before she went to sleep, and prayers for help, thanks, and forgiveness belonged to Sundays in the stone chapel down in the village."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Going Through the Motions by Eady of Old reviews
Walking like a man already condemned to the gallows, Bates felt his emotions shift from anguish into a dull rage. He hated himself. He hated Anna, just a little. S5E6 post episode. SPOILERS
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,475 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/31/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
We Kiss in a Shadow by altenprano reviews
The moments when Anna and John can be alone as lovers are few and far between, and when these moments present themselves, it is only hidden in shadows that the valet and the head housemaid can express their love.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,409 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/30/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Letters by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
I am still on the verge of bawling like a baby whenever I see the scene of John and Anna reading through the letters that have been withheld from them in series 3. I just always wonder how long Anna had to wait to be able to read those letters in the privacy of her room from the time she receives them from Mrs. Hughes and what went through her head in that space of time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,774 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/27/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Moving Beyond the Darkness by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
Addressing a missing scene from Series 5 Episode 6. Following the discussion that John and Anna have in the cottage regarding his involvement in the murder of Mr. Green, they still have secrets and understandings that have yet to be discussed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,057 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/27/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Baker's Dozen by c8linWAH reviews
A one shot continuing the cottage scene between Bates and Anna in S5E06 *Spoiler warning*
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 711 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/26/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
By Law and By Love by theglamourfades reviews
"Anna didn't know how she had managed to exist without it upon her; already it was like a piece of her, as important as a limb or a vein connected closely to her heart, as significant and as rooted as her soul." Canon one-shot, set in 2.8. Inspired by an OTP Prompt. Slight M rating.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,851 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/25/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
If the Rain Must Fall by a-lady-to-me reviews
Modern A/U - Bates and Anna get side-tracked when their walk home through the park is hindered by a sudden downpour.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,347 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/21/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Second Chances by a-lady-to-me reviews
Modern A/U - Response to prompt from Tumblr: "A 19 year old Anna meets a 35 year old Mr. Bates in London."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,799 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/21/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Hear My Soul Speak by rjwritergirl reviews
The night after John and Anna talk in the boot room about children. A lot of Shakespeare is quoted, Sonnet 16, King Lear, The Tempest, Henry VI and A Midsummers Nights Dream. Rating is M to be sure.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,282 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/20/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Way to Wonder by A-Downtonluvr-To-Me reviews
Modern A/U: Bates and Anna's journey through the difficulties of infertility. A look into the future can be found in our fic Christmas Cheer
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,466 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/20/2014 - Published: 10/14/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Against the Stacks by anna4bates reviews
The shelves in bookstores or libraries hold all manner of secrets about their racy readers. John and Anna have some adventures. Slight mentions to M/M. Modern AU. The plot thickens...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,272 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 10/16/2014 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S.
The Beauty Within by Eady of Old reviews
John wakes to find a naked woman in his bed, and it isn't Anna. Oneshot crack-fic-ish.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,090 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/12/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S., Mrs Patmore - Complete
An Undeniable Pleasure by Eady of Old reviews
Bates finds something Anna did not intend for him to see and misunderstands why she has it. SPOILERS for S5E2
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,863 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/29/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Keeping Count by an-extraordinary-muse reviews
Bates reflects on how imperative Anna's smiles are to his happiness. Originally posted on my tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/23/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
All Worked Up by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
Just my take on Series 5 episode one on what really took place between John and Anna, before and after the fire that swept through the Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,324 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/23/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Sleepless by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Anna and Bates one shot set in series 5. My take on what happened at night, after their conversation in the servants hall. May contain some spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 897 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/22/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Cancer in the Soul by JamesLuver reviews
Anna's world is rocked again by devastating news. Things only get worse when she overhears a conversation between Lady Mary and Mrs. Hughes about John's fabled visit to York on the day of Green's death. With doubts festering for the first time, she sets out to discover if her husband really is capable of murder. In turn, can she allow him to support her through her own struggles?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 25,742 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 9/1/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
His Tiny Angel by JamesLuver reviews
Anna brings her newborn daughter up to the house to introduce her to the servants, and cherishes watching John with her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,158 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/20/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Old Dreams by TestShip reviews
Anna's first birthday after John is released from prison. A birthday fic for pussycatwithattitude.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,782 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/19/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Spring to Follow the Winter by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Series 5 speculation. As the drama heats up during Robert and Cora's anniversary party, John is given the chance to fulfil and remind Anna of his promise that no harm will come to her ever again.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,033 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/16/2014 - Published: 9/8/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Makings of a Modern World by JamesLuver reviews
When Lady Mary bobs her hair, Anna wonders if she should do the same, and asks John for his opinion.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,180 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/16/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Surviving Together by Eady of Old reviews
"Would you have ever told me, had I not gone to Mrs. Hughes?"
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,308 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/11/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Sticking to the Shadows by lemacd reviews
First and probably last DA fic... why John Bates really went to London and what it had to do with Green's death according my tortured fan mind. It's how I manage to sleep at all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,909 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/10/2014
Together with a Splash by JamesLuver reviews
Anna and John are very much enjoying their first few days in the cottage, with readying their home falling a little by the wayside for more pressing activities. But when John takes a bath and Anna decides to join him, things don't quite go as planned.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,080 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/3/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Sin of Wanting by Eady of Old reviews
Sometimes, in the face of extreme loneliness and melancholy, the mind creates a mechanism whereby a person can cope with their hopelessness. Almost physically wanting her into being, he could picture Anna in the drawing room seated next to him in his mother's chair.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,182 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/2/2014 - Published: 8/12/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Moments In Time by im-yours-for-life reviews
This will be a continuing story with bits of what I want to see happen in Series 5 but also moments from previous series I might want to see explored, maybe even some AU moments that I wish I had happened. I accept prompts as well, so if there is something you would like to see, please let me know.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,697 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/1/2014 - Published: 3/1/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Glimpses by a-lady-to-me reviews
26 word prompts from A-Z; 26 glimpses into the life of Bates and Anna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 26 - Words: 6,007 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/31/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Keys to Her Heart by a-lady-to-me reviews
Modern A/U - Anna is feeling the pressures of planning her and John's wedding. To ease some of her burden John takes over one very important aspect of their future, and hopes he makes a decision that will make her happy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,167 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/31/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Afternoon Delight by a-lady-to-me reviews
Modern A/U One shot - Based on prompt from Tumblr
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,383 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/30/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Deja Vu by Mellowmom reviews
John experiences a very unpleasant deja vu.. Or is the past merely repeating itself?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 663 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/26/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Anniversary Surprises by mytwodaves reviews
Modern A/U - Anna plans a special gift for her husband for their five year anniversary. Inspired by a lovely picture of JoFro.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,876 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/17/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Fix The World Up For You by a-lady-to-me reviews
Series 1 - After the death of the Turkish diplomat, Anna has a difficult time with what happened. Will she confide in Mr. Bates? And how will he handle the changing tides of their relationship?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,937 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/15/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Memories by Eady of Old reviews
A series of 100-word stories depicting moments from the lives of our favorite "spot of trouble" valet and head housemaid-turned-lady's maid.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,568 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/13/2014 - Published: 7/31/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Old Wounds Revisited by Eady of Old reviews
When the shrapnel in Bates' knee shifts unexpectedly, the pain is nearly unbearable. Will he and Anna be able to cope with the change in his circumstances, or will it be enough to finally break them apart?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 56,281 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 8/12/2014 - Published: 4/3/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Hero by a-lady-to-me reviews
Short one-shot inspired by behind the scenes photos of Series 5. No spoilers! Only my musings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 568 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/11/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Scars by JamesLuver reviews
John is interested in Anna's scars.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,229 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/30/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Theft of Joy by Eady of Old reviews
Months after Anna's attack, she decides she's ready to attempt intimacy again with her husband. But she was not the only one traumatized by the events of that night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,190 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/28/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Truly by a-lady-to-me reviews
Some sweet Banna fluff set post Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 829 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/24/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Jealousy by a-lady-to-me reviews
Series 3 - Post prison release: Anna tells Bates about the book club Molesley suggested they have.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 956 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/22/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Guilt of the Innocent by Eady of Old reviews
"I want to know why Mrs. Hughes said that 'at least there will be no baby.'"
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 31,953 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 7/22/2014 - Published: 6/6/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Perfect Revenge by pussycatwithattitude reviews
John learns over time the best kind of revenge. He is reminded of this every day, even in the most simplest of ways… Post Series 4. It's fluff, but with references to the events of Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,011 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/18/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
For Better by theglamourfades reviews
He always wanted her to have a church wedding. Post S4, completely and unashamedly AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,679 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/18/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Robert C., E. Hughes - Complete
Deserving by poma14 reviews
Green gets what he deserves. So does Anna. Is John responsible for both? An attempt to fix S4 Ep8.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,244 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Happiness by a-lady-to-me reviews
Bates and Anna have finally found happiness together. *Major Fluff Alert*
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/12/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Reason To Stay by Awesomegreentie reviews
John and Anna have been friends for years but suddenly John dreams of something more.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,687 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/8/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Shirt by im-yours-for-life reviews
Anna decides to surprise John by wearing nothing but one of his button down shirts. Total smut, not plot whatsoever!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,952 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/28/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Bedtime Story by a-lady-to-me reviews
Anna asks Bates to read to her in bed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,911 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/28/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Imaginings by a-lady-to-me reviews
Based on a prompt I received via Tumblr: "John always imagined taking Anna from behind and one night he finally has enough courage to ask her. Anna's a bit nervous about it but finds the idea exciting." Strong M Rating!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,792 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/26/2014
The Ladies Love Mr Bates by Awesomegreentie reviews
Anna teases John about the various women that have had crushes on him through the years.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,069 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/25/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Sanctuary by a-lady-to-me reviews
Post Prison Release Series 3 - Anna and Bates have a heated moment of reunion in the courtyard. Will they be able to keep themselves from getting carried away?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,330 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/24/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
These Four Walls by theglamourfades reviews
A haven, happiness, the place her heart has called home. Can these things possibly remain when she returns, a changed person? Two parter, set post 4.5. Trigger warning due to S4 content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,500 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/21/2014 - Published: 6/15/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Very Happy Birthday by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
A response to a prompt from im-yours-for-life in which John tries to bake a cake for Anna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,412 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/19/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Small Moments by Eady of Old reviews
A quiet life of shared love and small moments.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,025 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/16/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Dearest: The Prison Letters by adamsforthought reviews
Letters from the Anna-Bates prison correspondence in S3. Anna is optimistic and cheerful, with her usual honesty and humor, while Bates is the romantic brooder, though not without his own humor. Letters begin early in 03x01.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 8,590 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 4/5/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Bequest by kouw reviews
Elsie writes a letter to Anna, confessing her affection for the girl and handing over the keys and title of housekeeper, in order to move on into retirement with a certain butler
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,358 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 11 - Published: 6/15/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S. - Complete
Stolen Time by katamarann reviews
Set during S3E07 as an explanation for Anna's body language in the servant's hall after Bates's release from prison.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,936 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/28/2014 - Anna S. - Complete
Flickers by bugsfic reviews
How do you rebuild the perfect love when it is shattered? Or do you even try?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 31,109 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 4/6/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Through My Eyes by a-lady-to-me reviews
A/U set after S3 - Anna and John have been blessed with a baby boy, but things are not nearly as happy as they should be. Anna falls into a deep depression. Feelings of inadequacy, failure, and insecurity cast a shadow over their lives and threaten her marriage to the love of her life. Can John pull her from the depths of darkness? Is love enough to save them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 19,866 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 5/4/2014 - Published: 4/30/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Very Eager Indeed by nanniships reviews
John and Anna's 4 year old decides to ask Mr. Carson for a job at Downton Abbey. Fluff-tastic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,186 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/2/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates, C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Returning the Favour by theglamourfades reviews
Acts of kindness never go unrewarded, especially to those who show kindness the most of all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,767 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/18/2014 - Published: 3/23/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Mary C., Gwen D. - Complete
For The First Time by a-lady-to-me reviews
Modern/AU - Inspired by this 'Imagine Your OTP' prompt on Tumblr - "Imagine Person A teaching Person B of your OTP how to kiss, and Person B ends up kissing Person A really quick, nervously asks "Like that?" and leaves Person A silent and flustered for a moment."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,357 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
You Won't Break Me by Eady of Old reviews
He gazed across the bed at his wife's face, relaxed and innocent in slumber. In these moments, she looked as young and untouched by life as the first day they'd met. Rated M
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,054 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/8/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Angel by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
What would have happened if Anna had been sicker than anyone realized? When Bates brings the tray, and she doesn't answer he is worried. He breaks all the rules to make sure she is taken care of that night. AU, set in series 1 ep 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,725 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/31/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Right Path by Eady of Old reviews
AU S2 Unable to find grounds for a divorce from Vera, Bates stays away from Downton and Anna until fate intervenes with a chance meeting in London.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,581 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/31/2014 - Published: 3/24/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Not Such a Secret by Eady of Old reviews
When Anna and Bates find out that they are expecting a child, they decide to wait a while before telling anyone. But some secrets are impossible to keep in a place like Downton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,127 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 3/24/2014 - Published: 3/17/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Mary C., E. Hughes - Complete
What Love Gave Us by Kristen APA reviews
[Set a year after S4CS] Anna and John reflect on their lives as they embark on their next chapter together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,418 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/19/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Something New by a-lady-to-me reviews
Wedding Weekend Smut
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,765 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Healing by a-lady-to-me reviews
S4 Oneshot - An exploration of a way Anna and Bates might have reintroduced intimacy/closeness back into their relationship after her attack.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,920 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/11/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Rage Within by Eady of Old reviews
S4 AU (spoilers). Bates barely made it to the bottom of the steps when the first scream reached his ears.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,361 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/3/2014 - Robert C., Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Golden Hour by katamarann reviews
John and Anna Bates find themselves with an afternoon off and nothing else to do.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,157 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 7 - Published: 3/1/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Without Words by Eady of Old reviews
He didn't need to say the words.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,973 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/28/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Better Man by a-lady-to-me reviews
Series 1 A/U - What if John had already been divorced when Anna confessed her love on the way to the flower show? Would he be able to overcome his doubts and insecurities and accept her love? This is a two-part fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,196 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/26/2014 - Published: 2/25/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates
Nothing More, Nothing Less, Only Love by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Based on a list of prompts I found on Tumblr. Various moments between Anna and Bates, going from Series 1 to 4 and maybe straying into modern times. There will be warnings if there are any S4 spoilers in any of these chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,651 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/26/2014 - Published: 11/7/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
In the Darkness by Eady of Old reviews
Season 4 AU/Entire season spoilers – When Mrs. Hughes refuses to share Anna's secret with Mr. Bates, he leaves Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,233 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 2/24/2014 - Published: 2/4/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] E. Hughes - Complete
Curses and Blessings by Eady of Old reviews
S4 spoilers. After many months of healing, Mr. and Mrs. Bates begin to make up for lost time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,176 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/23/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
What Storms We May Weather by Eady of Old reviews
S4 spoilers. When a new housemaid shows an interest in Mr. Bates, Anna is forced to confront both her own jealousy and the divide which has grown between her and her husband.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,976 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/21/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] Mary C. - Complete
The First Port of Call by pussycatwithattitude reviews
When Bates returns home with the cut above his eye, Anna seeks him out later that night in the hope of easing his physical and emotional pains. Set during 2.06 after Bates returns from London. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,530 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/20/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
I Can't Wait To Spoil You by a-lady-to-me reviews
Written from a prompt I received on Tumblr. Anna and John have some fun in the bath on their first night at the cottage after his release.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,832 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/18/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Second Honeymoon by bugsfic reviews
"You rest. Stay in bed. Read books," said Lord Grantham to John Bates upon his return from prison.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,273 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/17/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Week in Paris by pussycatwithattitude reviews
AU. Mary and Matthew are travelling to Paris for a romantic break away for Valentine's Day. Initially disappointed, Anna is delighted when Matthew makes arrangements for Molesley to swap places with Bates, just for the trip. Anna and Bates get to enjoy a week away in the city of love, re-living Anna's experiences of the last time she was in France. Tumblr prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,532 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Every Good Thing by Eady of Old reviews
Anna and Bates discuss courtship and fancies.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,598 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/14/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Let Me Fall by Eady of Old reviews
Bates takes care of Anna when she and half the household come down with the flu.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,028 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/12/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Save Me by a-lady-to-me reviews
S4/Ep 2(US) or 3(UK) A/U - John's intuition kicks in during the concert, and he rushes downstairs to find his wife. Will he make it in time to save her from her attacker? ***Trigger Warning***
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,442 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 11 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Freedom by NeverKnewAFinerOne reviews
A re-write of the series 2 Christmas special. Anna/Bates with a hint of Mary/Mrs Hughes. Pure fluff. The title is based on one of my favourite songs by Paloma Faith.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,056 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/8/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates
Very Special Indeed by a-lady-to-me reviews
Series 1 - Slight A/U (but who knows?) - After Bates brings her the lovely tray; Anna witnesses him shoving Thomas against the wall, and goes to the courtyard to think. What happens when Bates joins her?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,679 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/5/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Unexpected, but in a good way by idontevenlikefruit reviews
What I wanted to happen for Anna and John the first night in their cottage. My first DA fic. Also no beta so pleas exude the horrible spelling.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,458 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/1/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
I can't let him touch me by rjwritergirl reviews
What happened the night of Anna's rape? Set the night between 4.03 and 4.04. I got the idea when Anna told Mrs. Hughes "I can't let him touch me," and Bates said "I can't come near you." Those lines told me that Bates had tried to touch Anna and possibly apologize for snapping at her in the Servants hall. I'm labeling this with a trigger warning just in case!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 878 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/25/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Anna's Turn by rjwritergirl reviews
During the Christmas Special, Bates got a Penny Lick, will Anna get a turn?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 532 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/25/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Scarred Soul by precibus reviews
*Post-S4E3 AU* After the concert, Anna is found and accepts Mrs. Hughes' offers to call in Mr. Bates and Dr. Clarkson
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,022 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 1/24/2014 - Published: 12/22/2013 - Mary C., E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Early Risers by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
John spends the morning fussing over his little girl while Anna gets a full night's rest
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,761 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/23/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Whispers In the Dark by a-lady-to-me reviews
My take on Anna's first night back at the cottage after John finds out. **Spoiler Alert US Ep 4/UK Ep 5** ***Possible trigger warning*** - there are no details, or anything directly addressing the attack. Just wanted to post a warning to be safe.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/21/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Hope in the Darkness by rjwritergirl reviews
This is what I thought happened the first night Anna was back in the cottage, after she moved back in. Oneshot. Trigger warning, just to be safe!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 730 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/21/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Some Secrets Shouldn't Be Secrets by precibus reviews
*4.03 spoiler* Mrs. Hughes is keeping a secret for Anna, but Mr. Carson, Bates and even Lady Mary have noticed a change in Anna, and won't give up until they find out who/what caused it... and once they do find out, what can they do to help Anna find peace? Highclere Award nominee
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,516 - Reviews: 135 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 1/20/2014 - Published: 10/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
It All Comes Down To You by theglamourfades reviews
Rewrite of 4.8. When the burden of the truth becomes too much to bear, Anna decides the time has come to reach out to her husband. Spoilers for S4, slight trigger warning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,470 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/16/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Vengeance by MayBates reviews
SPOILERS for S4, E3! Vera was still at Downton. Not physically, no one ever saw her. But spiritually, yes, she was very much there. After she took her own life, she thought John would finally get what he deserved. But no, that little Anna of his had to get in the way. Now John was out of prison, and Vera was not happy. Vera sees the house party as a chance to strike back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,156 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/11/2014 - Vera B., J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Uniform by a-lady-to-me reviews
Shameless smut inspired by a post on Tumblr!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,369 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/9/2014 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Noble Wound by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
AU set during series 1. Anna finds out about Bates limp corrector.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,077 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/6/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
You Can Always Buy Me a Penny Lick by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
Set during the Christmas Special, Anna offers to buy John a penny lick. With that simple phrase John is reminded of the last time Anna offered to buy him a penny lick.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,824 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/4/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Small Moments by NeverKnewAFinerOne reviews
A collection of one-shots, covering (mainly) off-screen scenes that I envisage, or alternative endings to on-screen scenes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,147 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/31/2013 - Published: 12/16/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Never Doubt by TestShip reviews
Alternative ending for 4.03, one-shot. What if Bates went down with Anna to prepare her a powder? Pure fluff, because my mind wanted happy Anna and Bates in S4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,191 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/29/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Perfect Ending by NeverKnewAFinerOne reviews
One-shot. An alternative ending to the 2013 CS- more Banna fluff!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 591 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Confronting the Past by rjwritergirl reviews
Anna and John have a conversation what happened. Spoilers for 4.03! Trigger warning!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,199 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/26/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Christmas Surprise by a-lady-to-me reviews
Anna and John's first Christmas together after his release! John remember a request Anna made in a letter to him, and is only too happy to make all her wishes come true. *shameless smut and fluff because we need it*
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,676 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/25/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Gift Swap by JamesLuver reviews
Downton's yearly tradition of anonymous gift-giving is upon the servants. Anna pulls her husband's name out of the hat—something she has always wanted to do—but what kind of special gift can she get for the man that she's already married to?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,841 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/25/2013 - Published: 12/23/2013 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Welcome to Forever by a-lady-to-me reviews
Prompted by handy-for-the-bus: Anna plans a surprise getaway for John's birthday. Could this weekend trip be the beginning of their future together?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,647 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Prevention is better than cure by Selective scifi junkie reviews
Maybe he should have offered to go downstairs with Anna... 4.3 divergent. I know there are a lot of these (this is my second), but I wrote this trying to cope with what we all saw. 4.3 spoilers, obviously.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,297 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/17/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Proposal by a-lady-to-me reviews
S2/AU - What happened the night that Bates told Anna he booked the registrar? Major fluff alert!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,441 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Who Are You, If Not Extraordinary? by Katherine75 reviews
Season 4 Spoiler Alert: John knows. The truth surrounds them both. They embrace it, return to the cottage together, but how will they move forward from here?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,466 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Fools Rush In by TheCaneOfBates reviews
Modern A/U. An encounter on April Fools Day changes Anna Smith and John Bates lives forever.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 74,296 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 11/22/2013 - Published: 9/8/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Closure by MayBates reviews
Anna goes to an unexpected person for help in her situation. Will that person help her when she so desperately needs it? Will she ever be able to face John again if she doesn't get help? Rated T for a reason.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,533 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/21/2013 - Anna S., Isobel C. - Complete
Wounds Beneath the Skin by journeys987 reviews
"There are wounds that never show on the surface that hurt more than anything that bleeds." Spoilers for series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,671 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/16/2013 - Published: 10/9/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
After all by Selective scifi junkie reviews
After the opera singer and the rest have left, Bates wonders at his wife's behaviour. Headfic, spoilers for season 4 episode 3. Should be lower rated than the episode. Second chapter (again, Bate's headfic, during 4.5) now up. Listed as complete because I expect Julian Fellowes to finish this plot. I am merely augmenting it, though I may continue to do so.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/22/2013 - Published: 10/14/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
However, Whatever, Whenever by Loves History reviews
SPOILERS FOR SERIES 4x5. This is my take on what was going on through Anna and Bates' head when he confronted her in the boot room.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,871 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Never Wanted Anything More by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
John and Anna take a trip to a seaside town to spend the weekend at the beach while celebrating Anna's birthday. Meanwhile, they search for hotels for their future prospects. John has a surprise for Anna but she has a surprise of her own.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 20,232 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/19/2013 - Published: 7/15/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
New Tides by fuzzydream archive reviews
Anna and Bates, one year after the opera concert night. Spoilers for Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,056 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/18/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
What If by Loves History reviews
Warning! Contains spoilers for S4x3. What if Mr Bates had followed Anna after she left the opera performance early?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/8/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Ill Met By Moonlight by Gelana reviews
Anna is feeling frustrated after the garden party.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,590 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/7/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
More Than Just A Dream by pussycatwithattitude reviews
Six years ago, they had dreamt of children and owning a little hotel and now, six months after the tragic car accident, could that dream be coming true for Anna and Bates, or is it still a dream just out of their reach?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,452 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 9/23/2013 - Published: 8/5/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
How the Story Unfolds by LaLizi reviews
An account of the conversations we didn't see take place in 2X01 and how everybody finds out about Bates and Anna. Lord Grantham, Cora, Mr Carson, Mrs Hughes, and Mary will factor in the story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 66,849 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 5/27/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
To Be Made Clean by bracetheace reviews
Set during 1.3 - John has revealed his limp corrector to Mrs. Hughes and she enlists Anna's help in getting him cleaned up
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,303 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/19/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Life tastes much better with some spice by Kai Birdie reviews
Anna and Bates are souldmates that have conquered time. In their life, love and passion walk hand in hand lighting their days more than the sun and warming their nights more like the fire. Smut and fluff all the way!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,088 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/16/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
Reasons Why Bates Was Crying by digthatshizz reviews
The trailer freaked us all out. Here is a take on why Bates might have been crying, followed by some naughty goings on in the boot room. Pure fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,467 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/7/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Keep Me A Secret by theglamourfades reviews
As Valentine's Day approaches at Downton Abbey, Anna comes up with a plan to make the most of the holiday with John. 4.1 speculation (sort of). Flirty fluff ahead!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,022 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/3/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Unbreakable by Umbrella-ella reviews
A short scene exploring one possibility for S4 based on the recent trailer. Enjoy!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 791 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/2/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Winding Road by kouw reviews
Elsie visits Anna and muses on life - sentimental bit of fluff
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/1/2013 - Anna S., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sing While it is Still Dark by luvinx reviews
Short piece that directly follows the garter scene, Series 3 Episode 2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,625 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/28/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
One Day Like This by TheCaneOfBates reviews
A one off story spanning just one day in the life of Bates and Anna, in their work at servants at Downton Abbey. Based during series 4, even though it hasn't started yet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,209 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/19/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Change of Heart by bracetheace reviews
Inspired by the TCA panel with the lovely Downton ladies. John thinks of Valentine's Days past and ponders how he will celebrate the upcoming holiday with Anna, before getting a bit distracted.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,084 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/7/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Blue Wire or Red Wire? by luvinx reviews
Follows Pub scene, S02E03. I have always felt like Anna would have needed a bit more reassurance from John after their break. I also think that an understanding was established between them about their relationship before going forward. Anna loves John but she is no fool. John has a bit more diffusing to do. This is what results when my mind goes that way.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,964 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/1/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Living In Sin by TheCaneOfBates reviews
What if John's reaction was the opposite when Anna admitted, 'I'd live in sin with you.'
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 66,098 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 7/25/2013 - Published: 3/18/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Classical Temptation by luvinx reviews
Short piece that takes place in Series 2, Episode 1. Anna and Mr. Bates at the benefit concert. Matthew and Lavinia make their entrance, but all of us Banna fans were too curious as to what Anna and Bates are up to, especially since it is before he proposes but after he tells her that he wants to talk with her. What were they talking about then?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,382 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/23/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
In Sickness and In Health by MayBates reviews
When Anna gets a nasty case of the flu, she is sent to bed. Mr. Bates intends to make everything better. Will he discover wonderful things in the process? Featuring Lady Mary, Mrs. Hughes, O'Brien, Daisy, Mrs. Patmore, Carson, and Dr. Clarkson. The ending is fluffier than Lady Mary's linens. Hope you guys like it! Reviews are always welcome!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,131 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 7/12/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
First Night, First Gift by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Bates has something to Anna. Something that it was meant to be hers. Takes place during their first night in the cottage.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,903 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/7/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Place to Call Home by NickyW reviews
Mr Bates has been released but he and Anna have had little time alone together. Now they have their cottage and it is their first night together. Will it be everything they expected and wished it to be or will the scars of John's imprisonment cause them problems?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,919 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/6/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Still Comfortable by Lady Kes reviews
After his release from prison Anna tries to become comfortable around her husband again. Something of a sequel to Comfortable. No smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 857 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/2/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Banked Fires by E.Phoard reviews
Anna and John attempt to rekindle their relationship following his return.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,512 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/21/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Passing Time by By My Pen reviews
Downton Abbey gardens, 1965. Two women sat together on wrought iron chairs in the shade of a great oak, drinking tea in comfortable silence.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 852 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/5/2013 - Anna S., Mary C. - Complete
Taken by LaLizi reviews
First Kiss prompt by The Servant's Hall. Set after 1X07 and before 2X01, Molesley's meddling during a village party leads Anna to ask Mr. Bates some unsettling questions.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,108 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/26/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
First kiss (prompt) by cherry88 reviews
I'm sure that first kiss we saw in the series wasn't their REAL first kiss. This is how I hope it happened ;-) - My first prompt -
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,579 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
First Kiss by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle reviews
One-shot. Set during S02E01. Really self-explanatory. Sweet for them, bittersweet for us.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,118 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/25/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Love Will Always Win by im-yours-for-life reviews
I had the idea for this story after making a fan video to the song "Love Will Always Win." Basically no matter what obstacles Anna and Bates go through, in the end they will always be together. This is my first attempt at fan fiction in years, so I hope you enjoy it. I plan to update several times a week. Please leave a review.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,834 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 5/17/2013 - Published: 4/8/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Let Her Be A Child by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle reviews
Post S3 Christmas special. Little oneshot that was so beautiful I couldn't get it out of my head. Please enjoy and REVIEW!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,805 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/8/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Piano Man by pussycatwithattitude reviews
A series of moments in the servants' hall. Anna and Bates reminisce, steal some of Mrs Patmore's chocolate biscuits, begin a piano lesson and also make a promise about their future. Set in the months after Series 1, Episode 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,855 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/6/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Kiss in an Attic by Harpy101 reviews
Service work involved long, tough hours - not unlike what many couples face today. In combination with an "atmosphere" this can raise tensions. High-functioning personalities (you know the ones) tend to handle these tensions a little better than most. Sometimes, you just have to make do. These are not my characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,194 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/27/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
An Exquisite Wedding Night by Katherine75 reviews
John and Anna's Wedding Night, I wanted more than pillow talk. This is what I would have enjoyed seeing develop as they found themselves fervently and secretly married at last. I adore these characters and I find their love story exquisitely lovely. I hope you will enjoy my version of their long awaited wedding night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,678 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/25/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Wavering Faith by kbillygoat reviews
Anna has always been the strong one, supporting John with unwavering faith. Once Anna begins to lose faith after suffering a miscarriage, will John be able to pick up the pieces? Post Series 3
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 26,344 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
A Moonlight Talk by Harpy101 reviews
This was inspired by historical readings about the Boer war, in which the first concentration camps appeared, built by the British. Public support for that war waned when the British people found out about the atrocities committed for wealth. In my imagination, this would be the hardest to bear for someone like Mr. Bates. These are not my characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,317 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Most Beautiful Woman Who Has Ever Lived by Carrie86 reviews
The night John Bates was released from prison
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,028 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/4/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Love's Champion by Aeuna reviews
Anna shows John she'll defend him against anyone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,702 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/28/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A step too far by Hidden-Writer96 reviews
Mr Bates may have thrown away the limp corrector but it wasn't that easy to get rid off the scars left behind. What happened when Anna first found out about it?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 563 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
In the Eye of the Beholder by JamesLuver reviews
Anna and John enjoy the sight of each other early in the morning. Prompted by anon on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,621 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/3/2013 - Published: 2/28/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Memory of Scotland by Harpy101 reviews
These are not my characters, this is not my story. It's an imaginary continuation of the picnic Anna and John have in Scotland at the end of Series 3.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,107 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/2/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Mistress by JamesLuver reviews
S02E03 AU. John takes Anna as his mistress. Prompted by anon on Tumblr. Nominated in A/B fic in Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,889 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/1/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Letter to John Bates, December 28th, 1919 by Harpy101 reviews
These characters and this story are not mine. This is an imaginary letter to John Bates in prison.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/1/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Sensory Heaven by JamesLuver reviews
Anna and John ruminate on each other through the five senses. Prompted by anon on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,572 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/1/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Letter to Anna Bates, December 27th, 1919 by Harpy101 reviews
These characters and story are not mine. This is an imaginary letter from John Bates to Anna Bates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 400 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/28/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
Letter to John Bates, December 26th, 1919 by Harpy101 reviews
These characters are not mine and the story is not mine. This letter was posted by Anna Bates to John Bates in prison the day after Christmas, 1919.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 916 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/27/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Letters of Anna and John Bates by Harpy101 reviews
April 1919 Part 1 These are not my characters and this is not my story. This is a stack of fill-in-the blanks imaginary letters between Anna and John Bates after he is arrested for the murder of his wife and taken to prison in Series 2, Ep 8.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,115 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
Solace by JamesLuver reviews
S02E05. After Vera's visit, Anna needs some reassurance that John is hers and hers alone. Prompted by anon on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,011 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/25/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Life Without Prison by JamesLuver reviews
Anna and John, in happier times. Various scenarios prompted by various people on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,840 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/24/2013 - Published: 2/20/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Home Baking by JamesLuver reviews
John's baking session turns messy. Prompted by phoenixwrites on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,460 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/24/2013 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Those Quirks and Kinks by JamesLuver reviews
Anna notices one of John's quirks; John discovers that a mundane activity is more exciting to Anna than he'd initially thought. Prompted by a-rabbit-hearted-girl on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,185 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/24/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Nightmares and Reality by JamesLuver reviews
Anna is woken by John's nightmares for the first time. Prompted by anon on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,116 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/23/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
That Little Problem by JamesLuver reviews
Anna is greeted by her cycle for the first time since moving into the cottage with John. Prompted by anon on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,169 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/22/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Lakeside Encounter by JamesLuver reviews
John goes swimming at the lake where he threw the limp corrector. Whilst there, he runs into Thomas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,217 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/19/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Thomas - Complete
Anything by Lady Kes reviews
John Bates reflects on various meanings of the word "anything" in his life. Spoilers for 3x07.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 439 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/12/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
In The Courtyard by serenacampbells
My idea of how the conversation SHOULD have gone, the evening after the garden party, similar to the scene shown in S2 when Bates declares his love but my own version of it... Reviews and favourites appreciated!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,048 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/1/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Time well spent by rumbelleBanna reviews
Anna and John's first Christmas together. Takes place after 2012 Christmas Special so spoiler warning!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,939 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/11/2013 - Published: 1/2/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Picnic by Phoenix-Talon reviews
Anna and Bates' picnic turns a little racy. Smut, mature content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,890 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/3/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Go To Sleep by digthatshizz reviews
Story detailing the scenes we never saw, but all wanted to upon John's arrival back at Downton. S3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,310 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Looking Forward by JamesLuver reviews
With their first New Year as a reunited married couple upon them, Anna and John make plans for their future.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,854 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/31/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Winter Winds by JamesLuver reviews
It's Christmas 1914. Anna and Mr Bates' situation is the same as it always has been, until a mishap under the mistletoe forces everything to change. Winner of A/B canon, and nominated in A/B angst in Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,316 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Don't leave me by rumbelleBanna reviews
AU where Anna also contracts the Spanish Flu from 2x08. Please feel free to leave a review!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,279 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
It's not my secret to tell by Carrie86 reviews
Filling in the blanks between 2x03 and 2x04
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,372 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Published: 12/7/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Stories by Karis B. Hertford reviews
Takes place shortly after 3.08. When John can't sleep, he asks Anna to tell him a story. After a few false starts, she thinks of the perfect story to tell. (More chapters to come, as long as I don't get lazy.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,834 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/6/2012 - Published: 12/2/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
Patience and Passion by NickyW reviews
Did Mrs Patmore's cooked breakfast really satisfy Mr Bates? A story exploring what Anna and John did during their first morning together back at Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,974 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/14/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Red Letter Day by Lady Kes reviews
Anna looks forward to the post each day. Set just before S2. Features Anna, Gwen, and Bates
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 722 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/12/2012 - Anna S. - Complete
Beds and Books by JamesLuver reviews
"His lordship said to stay in bed and read books. I don't think he had this in mind."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,573 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/30/2012 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Comfortable by Lady Kes reviews
The semi-obligatory Anna/Bates wedding night fic. No smut - whether that's a recommendation or a warning is up to you.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,037 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/15/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Garter Chronicles by kbillygoat reviews
Contains Spoilers for Series 3! A story inspired by this wonderful moment: Bates: Did you eat frog's legs and dance the Can-Can? Anna: No, but I did buy a garter…
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,644 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/5/2012 - Published: 9/27/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
Surrounded by Lady Kes reviews
Anna and Gwen discuss flowers and followers, and Mr. Bates finds a way to smooth the waters. Anna/Bates, with Anna/Gwen friendship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
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Teachers reviews
After his divorce, John Bates is ready for a peaceful new life as a librarian at Downton Abbey High School. Turns out, he'll find more than that when he meets English teacher, Anna May Smith
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 43,566 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 3/23/2023 - Published: 9/12/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates
The path to a miracle reviews
A glimpse of Anna and John's path which led them to their wonderful baby boy a.k.a scenes in Anna's pregnancy we've never seen.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/14/2023 - Published: 11/16/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates
Ballroom of Romance reviews
"The man that chases everyday now is lost for words to say, to the girl in the flowing dress. This night they never will forget" - Ballroom of Romance (Celtic Woman) S3 Christmas Special AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,338 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2023 - Anna S., J. Bates, Rose M. - Complete
Healing reviews
After something triggers Anna during the stay in London in S4CS, John decides to treat his wife with a date to sought her trauma.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,523 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/11/2023 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A Banna Christmas Carol reviews
As long as Anna could remember she had always loved Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,817 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/24/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates, OC - Complete
The tooth incident reviews
Johnny Bates tooth just won't fall, John has the solution but Anna isn't too happy with it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,029 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/1/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Letters from Gwen reviews
Anna receives a letter from Gwen when she's pregnant and she decides to tell her she's expecting.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,372 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/9/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Truth reviews
[S5E6] After John had confessed he didn't kill Green, another truths are yet to be revealed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,235 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/27/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
I've missed you reviews
John comes back from France to his wife and son. Just pure family fluff and some smut !
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,571 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/11/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Darling, I'll be loving you till we're seventy reviews
"John looked at his reflection in the mirror and what he saw there didn't please him. Grey hair. He groaned. Of course, at fifty-nine, he was bound to have grey hair but he couldn't admit it. This was a sign of his getting older, and it was the thing he hated the most. With a forty-two years old wife and a four years old son, he hated the thought of being an old man"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 839 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/5/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Young Anna reviews
As fatherhood approaches, Mr Bates learns more about his wife's youth thanks to Mrs Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,290 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Published: 8/31/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates, E. Hughes - Complete
La Lettre reviews
Because of a meddling with the post, John receives a letter from an unknown girl who wants to end her life. Based on the song "la lettre" by Renan Luce
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,052 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/23/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Friends reviews
SPOILERS DOWNTON ABBEY A NEW ERA Anna cheer Mary up before Violet's funeral.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,170 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/20/2022 - Anna S., Mary C. - Complete
Paint fight reviews
Season 3 AU After John and Anna's discussion about saving Thomas as they paint the walls in their new cottage, they got into a paint fight which quickly turns into a lovemaking session.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,081 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/19/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
You're going down with me reviews
A short story exploring John's last visit to Vera before her suicide.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 904 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2022 - Complete
Hero reviews
You'll always be his hero John, you know ? You're his dad. Dads are always our heroes" Johnny learns how John got his injury. OC is Johnny :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,518 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/15/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates, OC - Complete
A Downton Wedding reviews
SPOILERS DOWNTON ABBEY A NEW ERA Our long awaited couple finally tie the knot and have a special mission for the Bateses. Baxley is canon !
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,537 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/1/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S., P. Baxter, Molesley - Complete
Downton Abbey, the musical reviews
A crazy project born from my love for Downton Abbey and the urge to associate every song of my playlist with it ! Few one shots, each based on a song the Downton Abbey characters are covering in certain situation
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,728 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/29/2022 - Published: 6/6/2022
Lord Donk reviews
Johnny came up with a funny nickname for Lord Grantham.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,612 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates, OC, Robert C. - Complete
John reviews
John is dead and Anna realize how much her son looks like his father. I can't write angst so this sucks... But well I wanted to write about that OC are the Bates children
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/28/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates, OC - Complete
Fashion reviews
John Bates blessed the changing fashion.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,073 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/20/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Darling Sybil reviews
Edith finally gets her happy ending and she can't help but wish her little sister was here.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 394 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2022 - Edith C., Sybil C. - Complete
Galway Girl reviews
Modern AU based on "Galway Girl" by Ed Sheeran She was dancing on an irish song but she fell in love with an englishman. John wanted to go home until he saw a dancing Anna at a pub in Galway.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,164 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/8/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A New Era reviews
Spoilers : Downton Abbey A New Era At the end of the movie, Anna and John discover that Anna is expecting again.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,570 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/2/2022 - Complete
Happily ever after reviews
MAJOR SPOILERS from A New Era While in France, Bates gives a pep talk to Miss Baxter. Or how Mr Bates and Miss Baxter became best friends.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/27/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Just like a Princess reviews
SPOILER A NEW ERA just a Banna fluffy one-shot which should have been a scene from the movie because Anna looked so great in her extra dress and I can't believe John didn't complimented her
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,094 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/13/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Liquor
"you too, Anna, have a drink" When everything seemed lost Anna only wanted to drown herself into that great liquid S5CS
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 462 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2022 - Complete
Naughty Girl reviews
This is set during the first movie. Anna explains her plan to take over the Royal staff and he thinks about what a naughty girl he married
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 552 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/29/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Anna The Vampire Slayer
Anna Smith is a young woman from a modest social background. Since the death of the last slayer, ten years ago, she has been chosen by an old mystic force to kill vampires and demons. After the loss of her watcher in the sinking of the Titanic, the Watcher's Council sent her a new protector to help her on her duty. His name is John Bates, a bear-like slightly older man with a limp.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,627 - Updated: 5/27/2022 - Published: 5/11/2022 - Spike, Anna S., J. Bates, Anya J.
First love reviews
They say we can't forget our first love... Anna knows John is her first love.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 467 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/21/2022 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
My wife reviews
What if Bates stopped Green from assaulting Anna... ? rated T because there's violence
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,174 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/18/2022 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete