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Beneath Still Waters by fuzzydream reviews
Anna investigates a curious mystery, but she soon finds herself struggling to tell what is real and what is in her mind. Post Series 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,920 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6h - Published: 4/23 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Mystery of Joy by Lynn Saunders reviews
A journey through the off-screen moments of Seasons 1 & 2 with Anna and Bates. 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, currently rated T, but that rating may drift up as we go.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,553 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/23 - Published: 3/31 - Anna S., J. Bates
No Man Can Regret Loving by Eady of Old reviews
"No man can regret loving... as I have loved you." He'd spoken the words before he knew the true meaning of regret.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 47,422 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 1/2 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 2 - Words: 1,782 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/20 - Published: 4/13 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Enterprise by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Anna is the only child of Simon and Amelia Smith, owners of a successful cotton factory. When she reaches the age of 21, they decide she's old enough to learn the family business and wed the son of Simon's most trusted business partner. However her parents plans don't go as they wish when Anna discovers that the world holds more than an arranged life. AU, begins in 1851, London
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 53,087 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/17 - Published: 10/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Mrs Smith Goes to Downton by Downtonluvr 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: 22 - Words: 67,599 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 4/16 - Published: 7/6/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Stay by fuzzydream reviews
Modern AU. Life can always come up with a few surprises. (completely A/B, but with other characters' appearances as well)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 88,824 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 4/16 - Published: 5/3/2014 - [J. Bates, 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: 120,848 - Reviews: 588 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 4/21/2013 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
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: 12 - Words: 8,059 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 10/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Thy Kingdom Come by pussycatwithattitude reviews
WW1 AU, 1916. Sergeant John Bates has been severely injured in the line of duty at the Battle of the Somme and is sent to a rehabilitation hospital back in England where he meets Nurse Anna Smith. Will she be able to bring him out of the shadows? Will he allow her to help him on the road to recovery?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,678 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/30 - Published: 12/15/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Heart of Mine by Downtonluvr 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: 21 - Words: 163,148 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 3/29 - Published: 2/2/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
What A Catch! by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
(PS: Chapter 2 was missing a few lines, it is now fixed :)) 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: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/27 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Basis of Any Great Love by drobin reviews
This is a series of moments, both on-screen and off, portraying the thoughts and conversations of the characters. Canon, beginning S1E1. Will mainly revolve around Anna/Bates, but will include other canonical pairings as well. Will begin with a T rating but will probably change to M later on.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,396 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 3/2 - Matthew C., Mary C., J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/4 - Published: 1/29 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 41,376 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 4/19/2014 - 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: 5 - Words: 6,463 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 11/4/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Glimpses of Life by Handy-for-the-bus reviews
Weekend Challenges by Terriejane. Some will be Modern and AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 28,523 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 9/7/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Give 'em the old one-two! by nanniships reviews
His Lordship decides Downton Abbey must have a boxing team to match with the village boxing club. And Bates receives the "honor" of being asked to train them. It's not long before everyone is involved. A response to terriejane's weekend challenge on tumblr!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,423 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/9 - Robert C., J. Bates, Anna S.
Up All Night by Downtonluvr reviews
John experiences a case of the hiccups and spends the evening wide awake in a foul mood. In an attempt to save Anna from losing sleep John insists he sleep in the other room.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,064 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30
A Long Way Home by sapphireandcopper reviews
When a snowstorm leaves Anna Smith, a nurse from Yorkshire stranded at a cozy roadside diner run by one Mr. John Bates, could it be the start of something wonderful? Modern A/U, mostly shameless holiday fluff and cuteness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 26,711 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 12/8/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
For Love by fuzzydream 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: 151 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 11/13/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Bates and Bates Investigates by Mellowmom reviews
John and Anna have left service. And instead of the hotel by the sea, fate has pushed them towards a different kind of business.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,638 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/19 - Published: 1/11 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 180 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/6 - Published: 3/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Trees in their Autumn Beauty by sparksinmyheart reviews
A 19 yr old Anna meets a 35 yr old Bates in London one day. After a prompt by terriejane on tumblr. Period AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,298 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/3 - Published: 10/11/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Little Stowaway by adamsforthought reviews
Just as John and Anna Bates begin to grow concerned about their childlessness, they meet little Henry, an intriguing young rascal from the village who increasingly reminds John of his own childhood, especially as the darker details of Henry's family life come into light. S5 AU. Hints of Molesley-Baxter and Carson-Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,299 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12/29/2014 - Published: 6/11/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.]
Water Shows the Hidden Heart by an-extraordinary-muse reviews
John comes to Downton Abbey expecting nothing more than some honest work and, if he's lucky, a little contentment. Instead, what he finds is an honorable butler, a witty housekeeper, and a housemaid that threatens to make him wish for things he's long since given up on. Turns out his mother was right: nothing is easier to find than the thing you have no intention of looking for.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,518 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/26/2014 - Published: 9/8/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/23/2014 - 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: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/1/2014 - Published: 3/1/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 21 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/18/2014 - Published: 3/23/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Mary C., Gwen D. - Complete
Song of the Heart by fuzzydream reviews
"Deny me light, deny me spring, but never your laughter, for I would die." Pablo Neruda
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,382 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/7/2014 - 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: 36 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/31/2014 - Published: 3/24/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
From The Ashes by Gelana reviews
Formerly titled Ruined. Trigger warning and S4 spoilers. John and Anna move towards healing after the attack. My attempt to make sense of what happened. Cannon until just before the season finale. Rated M for the depiction of the aftermath of sexual violence. Highclere Award nominee.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 67,419 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 3/27/2014 - Published: 10/14/2013 - 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: 36 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/24/2014 - Published: 3/17/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Mary C., E. Hughes - Complete
The Torture of Not Knowing by Eady of Old reviews
S4 AU. After overhearing the conversation in the hallway between Mrs. Hughes and Anna, Bates decides that he does not need to find out Anna's secret. At least not right away. Last chapter rated "M"
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,291 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/23/2014 - Published: 3/5/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Promises in the Summer Rain by fuzzydream reviews
Two days in two summers, two perspectives, one single dream of happiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,801 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/20/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Long and Winding Road by pussycatwithattitude reviews
When Anna receives news of her family a week after Bates is released, husband and wife must face another hurdle in yet another chapter of their lives, only this time with a six-year-old in tow.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 50,607 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 2/11/2014 - Published: 12/13/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
And Eight Tiny Reindeer by Chelsie Dagger reviews
A Christmas-themed series of drabbles to help me count down to the Christmas Special. Each of Santa's reindeer will be loosely associated with one of the downstairs staff and one of their Christmases. I will be updating every day, like an advent calendar. Most chapters are Season 3 or earlier. Any Chapters containing Season 4 Spoilers will have that noted at the very beginning!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,649 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/25/2013 - Published: 12/16/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Daisy, Mrs Patmore
Forever By Your Side by fuzzydream reviews
It's 1927 and eight years of marriage and three beautiful children give Mr and Mrs Bates a lot to look forward to in the future. Life presents new obstacles as it leads John and Anna to a new stage of love, trust and companionship - with their own family included, now. Nominated for four Highclere Awards, winner of two (characterisation for Anna and A/B Period AU).
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,844 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/8/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Past Tense, Present Perfect by fuzzydream reviews
Set during the 2012 Christmas Special. Enjoying a fine picnic with his wife, Mr Bates thinks about the past, the present and what the future might bring.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,946 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/10/2013 - 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: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/6/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
So I Sing a Song of Love by fuzzydream reviews
Alternate universe. John Bates tries to find the path that will lead him to find himself when meets Anna Smith, who is facing serious changes and hard decisions after leaving Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,694 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/22/2012 - Published: 6/9/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete