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Joined 07-22-11, id: 3095537, Profile Updated: 06-11-12
Author has written 43 stories for Downton Abbey, Lewis, and MI-5/Spooks.

I have read fanfiction for years but only started writing because of the relationship that I see between Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes in Downton Abbey. No matter what Julian Fellowes and Jim Carter say, I know the truth. I felt the need to share my vision and hopefully a few people will enjoy.

My favorite romantic stories are ones of second chances at true love.

Fredrick and Anne in Persuasion

Miss Mattie and Thomas Holbrook in Cranford (still hoping for Dr. Harrison to come running in with a vial of penicillin just in time, forget historical accuracy)

Carson/Hughes in Downton Abbey (which has currently captured my imagination and hard drive)

I am congenitally unable to do sad endings in fanfic. There are enough sad endings in real life.

We're all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it Love.

--Dr. Seuss.

'Seasons' has won the Highclere Award for the Carson/Hughes pairing. THANK YOU to whoever nominated me and to everyone who voted for me. I am honored and appreciative. Now if TPTB would just read it and let something like this happen in the show...

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El Al 318 by PsandQs reviews
This takes place after episode 9.3. Ruth goes to Israel for peace talks but is put in grave danger. Can Harry and the team figure out what is going on in time to save her? Will Harry be able to put emotions aside and make the hard decisions?
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,774 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Harry P., Ruth E. - Complete
Waterloo by Gemenied reviews
June 1815: On the fields of one of the most famous battles in history where men fight for their advantage, two strangers meet. Yet, despite the agenda they both have to follow, those momentous days might seal their fate in a most unexpected way.
Waking the Dead - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 65,257 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 8/9/2011 - Complete
Feeling Lost by onmyside reviews
Mr. Bates had been arrested and awaits his trial. Anna only manages to stay strong because of the support she gets from Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. And those two only manage because they remember their past... Hughes/Carson slight Anna/Bates
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 46,442 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/22/2012 - Published: 11/26/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Chatting Up by x-La vie en rose-x reviews
An AU first meeting between H/R. What the title suggests. Very silly fluff. Hopes to bring a giggle.
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 17,722 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 5/27/2010 - Ruth E., Harry P. - Complete
The Groom's Cottage by Batwings79 reviews
The war brings change to everything, including Downton Abbey. What happens when an overheard conversation threatens to take the one last constant in Charles Carson's life?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 37,667 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 9/10/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Honour Bound by Miss Puppet reviews
With the arrival of wounded soldiers to Downton, the war becomes even more of a reality. And still life continues. People fall in love, get married, laugh and cry together, keep their secrets or finally find the courage to share them. Multiple pairings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 88,789 - Reviews: 200 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/15/2011 - Published: 8/20/2011 - Complete
How They Came to Be by MyMadness reviews
Jarndyce knew that Esther had spent too much of the previous night crying. And he had spent his night worried. Would this morning's meeting end their engagement and his hopes?
Bleak House, 2005 - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,457 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/22/2011 - Complete
Old Fashioned Love by SnazzinessRules reviews
Harry and Ruth are 'courting' and doing things the old fashioned way.
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 35,280 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/17/2010 - Published: 10/17/2008 - Harry P., Ruth E.
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Toothbrushes reviews
AU fluff. Ruth has a secret.
MI-5/Spooks - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,002 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/30/2013 - Published: 11/15/2013 - Harry P., Ruth E. - Complete
Waiting reviews
A post Falling Darkness ficlet
Lewis - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 981 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2013 - R. Lewis, Dr. L. Hobson - Complete
Another Way reviews
An AU version of what could have happened if Elsie Hughes had made different choices in her life. Winner of a Highclere Award
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 63,553 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 3/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
New Uses for Old Toasters reviews
Elsie discovers a new use for her toaster. One that makes her very hungry. Crack fic and purely silly
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 865 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/26/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Planning reviews
Charles tries to plan. Written for a First Kiss prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,151 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/26/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Charles Carson and the No Good, Very Bad Day reviews
Mr. Carson has a bit of trouble with his hair. Inspired by a picture on Tumblr
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,360 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Yorkshire Valentine reviews
Charles buying a Valentine for his lady friend. An outtake from Yorkshire Tea Room. Set in 1924.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,493 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Published: 2/14/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Snapshots reviews
Mrs. Hughes takes up a new hobby.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,339 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Birthday Present reviews
A very AU alternative ending for May Day. Written as a little birthday present for Crazy Mary T.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,540 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 6/12/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
St George's Day reviews
Elsie Hughes's arrival at Downton in 1902. The sequel to May Day. This will likely not make a lot of sense unless you've read that first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,510 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 1/19/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
First Aid reviews
Mrs. Hughes has to seek help from an unwelcome source. Written for CrazyMaryT from a Tumblr prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/22/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Treat reviews
Response to a request on Tumblr. Elsie catches someone in the kitchen after hours.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,406 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Published: 11/21/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Rights reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes discuss the rights of friends. Spoilers for Series 3, episode 1 & 2. Minor spoiler for speculation episode 3
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,509 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/5/2012 - Published: 9/28/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Yorkshire Tea Room reviews
Downton 1922 and some of the staff feel the need to retire.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,752 - Reviews: 120 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/28/2012 - Published: 7/10/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Pink reviews
Crack fic based on admiration of Mrs. Hughes's dressing gown. Silly fluffiness
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 530 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/16/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Yorkshire Tea Room Supplemental reviews
Charles and Elsie enjoy the benefits of retirement. Mature supplemental chapter to Yorkshire Tea Room. Grown up things happen between grown up people. If you don't like that, avoid.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,433 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
May Day reviews
Charles & Elsie meet before they begin working together. AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 39,109 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/11/2012 - Published: 4/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
First dance reviews
A little young C/E drabble for Crazy Mary T. Cotton candy fluffiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,572 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/25/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Needs, Wants, Desires reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have a frank discussion about the staff and themselves.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,806 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Drunken Butlers & Angry Housekeepers reviews
My response to the St. Patrick's Day challenge. Crack fic. Silly. PWP
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,375 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/16/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Busted Supplemental Chapters reviews
The mature sequel to my 'Busted' fic. What goes on when the door is closed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,926 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/28/2012 - Published: 2/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Busted reviews
Charles and Elsie run into friends. The last of the picture explaining fics.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,955 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/7/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Man of Fine Sense reviews
A little character study of Charles Carson examining the 5 senses. May stretch the T-ness just a bit.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,181 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Nappies reviews
Charles has to take care of a difficult situation in Elsie's absence. A little drabble set after Childish Pranks. Based on a challenge from Batwings79.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,188 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/28/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Save the Last Dance reviews
Drabble about Charles & Elsie dancing at the Servants' Ball. Pointless one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/19/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sixpence reviews
Elsie makes a purchase. Series 2 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Childish Pranks reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are the victims of the young Crawley girls. Fluff and silliness
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 48,394 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 9/1/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Patmored reviews
Part of the Mistletoe Challenge. No spoilers. Crack fic. Charles & Elsie have to deal with a drunken Mrs. Patmore
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,886 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/30/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Playing With a Full Deck reviews
Mrs. Hughes finds some interesting items in the former valet's room which give Mr.Carson some ideas
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,545 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/14/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Peppermint reviews
Companion piece to Chocolate Cake. Elsie has plans for Charles at a certain time of the month. Pure smut and pretty pointless.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,685 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/3/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Chocolate cake reviews
Total crack fic. Charles and the other men of the household deal with synchonicity of certain cyclical events among the women of the household. Silly fluffiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,750 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object reviews
An AU Modern, songfic, PWP. Based on a challenge with Batwings79. Elsie helps Charles out with his phone. Fluffy McFluff Fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,773 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/28/2011 - Published: 10/26/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Finest Vintage reviews
Elsie admiring Charles. Total M-ness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,536 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Not So Childish Honeymoon reviews
An interlude from Childish Pranks. Basically, nothing but M-ness between mature people.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,882 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/4/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mr Carson's Loves reviews
Seven loves of Charles Carson
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,379 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/31/2011 - C. Carson - Complete
Hide & Seek reviews
A little game of hide and seek for a certain brooch. Extreme fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,414 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/29/2011 - Published: 8/24/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Story of a Brooch reviews
The journey that a brooch takes. Very slight, maybe series 2 spoiler in Chapter 4
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,918 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/23/2011 - Published: 8/22/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Seasons reviews
My take on Carson/Hughes relationship. Winner of a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 34 - Words: 63,667 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/19/2011 - Published: 7/31/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sweet Tea reviews
An argument between Mr.Carson and Mrs. Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,076 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/19/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Lucky reviews
An early evening for Charles and Elsie. Pure silliness and fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,042 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Published: 8/1/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hands reviews
Mrs. Hughes thoughts at mealtime
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,058 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/31/2011 - Published: 7/25/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Last Will & Testament of Charles Carson reviews
Just my late night wonderings about estate planning. More than a smidgen of C/H now and you won't have to squint
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,507 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 7/27/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Old Wives' Tales reviews
Mrs. Hughes happens upon Anna and Gwen playing a game. Pure fluff
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 763 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/26/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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