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Joined 08-12-11, id: 3156012, Profile Updated: 11-24-13
Author has written 12 stories for Downton Abbey.

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Pretty new to fic writing. Haven't really written anything since way back in college when I contemplated being a journalism major. And nothing fiction since Mrs. Perkins's 4th grade creative writing unit! But my obsession with Downton Abbey led me to this site and convinced me to give writing a go. I live in the US (Chicago).

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A Meeting of Fates by JamesLuver reviews
Anna is a maid travelling with the Earl of Grantham and his family to Newport, visiting Lady Grantham's family. John is seeking a new life in America, away from his past sins. Sparks fly on the ship of dreams and startling revelations promise to change both of their lives for good, but when the ship hits the ice they are not guaranteed a happy end. Highclere Award '14 nom/winner.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 98,440 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 4/14/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Pianoforte by Loves History reviews
Brandon and Marianne in the months after Willoughby had broken her heart. A short story.
Sense and Sensibility - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,231 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 8/28/2015 - Published: 6/9/2013
Smoke Rings by E.Phoard reviews
This focuses primarily on how Bates's incarceration affects the household, and how they intend to get him released, but has some interesting little side trips that have nothing to do with that at all. A little something for everyone with a healthy dose of the supernatural.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,660 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/21/2015 - Published: 7/11/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/30/2015 - Published: 2/15/2015 - Anna S. - Complete
Restoration and Reclamation by E.Phoard reviews
An attempt to reconstruct the events of season 4, particularly the conclusion, in a way that validates the experiences forced on Anna and John.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,249 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/7/2014 - Published: 11/22/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Comeuppance by E.Phoard reviews
Happy birthday, poma14! I hope that you enjoy what I've done with a certain suggestion. Everyone else: this story contains violence and blood and spoilers, so please, turn back now if you think you need to!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,803 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/21/2014 - E. Hughes, J. Bates - Complete
Kirbymoorside by Gelana reviews
Thank tumblr for this one. Normally I am a strictly cannon sort of writer, but this time I will make an exception. Takes place immediately following Anna's first visit to the Red Lion in Kirbymoorside. Side note: I genuinely do not believe this is how things went down, but it was an interesting exercise.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,668 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/1/2014 - Published: 4/20/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
From The Ashes by Gelana reviews
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: 155 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/27/2014 - Published: 10/14/2013 - 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: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/16/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
To dance with the devil by E.Phoard reviews
A study of John's personal growth during his time with Vera, ultimately exploring the reasons behind his decisions to leave Anna for Vera, and vice versa.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,146 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/17/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S., Vera B.
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: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/7/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Bates's Head by E.Phoard reviews
An exploration of Bates's character and personal growth, especially in relation to his relationship with Anna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 49 - Words: 109,544 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 10/1/2013 - Published: 11/1/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - 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: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/21/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Will You Miss Me? by Panuchartrain reviews
A view into the thoughts and motivations of Anna and Mr. Bates. Timeline adjusted to suit my purposes, but fairly close to canon. This story is similar to stream of consciousness. Although there is some external dialogue, particularly in imagined scenes, it is mostly about internal thoughts and feelings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,238 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 2/19/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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: 8 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/1/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - 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: 13 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The Christmas Gifts by theglamourfades reviews
Five Christmases. Five different wishes that are hoped for. It's a time for magic to happen and dreams to come true - will they do so for Anna and John? Set from S1-S3.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 41,654 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/4/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Healing the pain by KendraPendragon reviews
Anna can't stand Mr Bates suffering. She found a creme which is supposed to help him, so one night she invites herself to his room and is forcing him to pull up his pants...fluff and emotional intimacy, happiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,734 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates
Made to be Broken by JamesLuver reviews
He had promised her that he wouldn't give up on hope. But promises are made to be broken. Nominated for a Highclere Award 2014 for technique and A/B angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 34,510 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/14/2012 - Published: 7/30/2012 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Tea Trays and Flowers by JamesLuver reviews
S01E04. "It's at that point that he realises the whole undeniable truth, the force of it hitting him like a train at full speed, as though it's a magic trick that has been saved until last for the grand finale: he, John Bates, is in love."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,933 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/7/2012 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
It All Began At Downton Modern AU by TheShippyQueen reviews
Written initially as a challenge. Anna and John meet for the first time at Downton and their relationship moves from there. Some strong language.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,339 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 11/29/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates
Contrition by PBCD reviews
She has faith he'll eventually come to his senses.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,872 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/28/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A New Beginning by TheShippyQueen reviews
What would Anna have done if Lord Grantham had dispensed with Bates' services? Just how far would she go to be with him? Set after Episode 6 and an alternative way their story could have gone. FINAL CHAPTER NOW UP!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,497 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/12/2011 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
So Far From You by Beagairbheag reviews
A chance meeting throws Anne and Frederick together again. With their situations so changed can they look beyond the hurt and tragedy in both their lifes, and reconnect before its all too late?
Persuasion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,954 - Reviews: 210 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 177 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 10/10/2009
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Across the Universe reviews
Can lovers who were ripped apart in one life find each other and reconnect in the next? AU Anna/Bates reincarnation story. What would have happened if Bates had hanged? Romance with a heavy dollop of mystery as Anna and Bates's paths cross once again and they are inexplicably drawn to each other. Will they figure who they were in the past? And how does that affect their future?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 14 - Words: 119,631 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 3/29/2015 - Published: 11/28/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Quicksilver and Light 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: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/23/2015 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Deserving 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: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/14/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Milk Train reviews
John Bates takes the early morning train for a new start in life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 792 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/12/2014 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Book Club reviews
In the wake of Matthew's death, Anna tries to cheer the house by forming a book club (you know the one she mentioned to Molesley in S2:E2). John is a reluctant participant, but ends up learning that being a good sport comes with its own rewards. Total crack story! Most of the downstairs characters (and Branson too!) make an appearance in this hopefully amusing one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,378 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/14/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Key reviews
A stranger's visit to Downton Abbey may finally provide Anna with the evidence to make the case against Bates crumble. One-shot story basically written to end this ridiculous prison saga and FREE BATES! Epilogue is up: Happiness alert. . .John and Anna reunited!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,796 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/27/2012 - Published: 10/12/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
The First Time reviews
During the course of one very long day, John Bates confronts the ghosts of his past including PTSD and alcoholism which allow him to express his feelings for Anna for...the first time. Takes place between Seasons 1 and 2, soon after the war started. Chapter 7 is up: LAST CHAPTER! Anna's past allows John to say those three little words for the first time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,281 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/22/2012 - Published: 5/29/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
What's in a Name? reviews
Literary banter between Bates and Anna leads to uncharted territory in the Grantham House Library. Set soon after the end of series 1. Fluffy one-shot, no angst really, I'm serious !
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,156 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/14/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Hours 'Til Dawn reviews
Bates' fate hangs in the balance. Will the truth of Vera's death come out before it's too late? Set during Christmas Special. Obviously, A/B pairing. But also some M/M and S/B incorporated.**FINAL CHAPTER IS UP: What is Anna's decision?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 44,521 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 11/17/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Spilt Coffee reviews
How exactly does Bates find out about the wedding night Anna has planned for them and what is his reaction? Fluffy one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,467 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/26/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Climbing Mountains reviews
Ethel and Sybil's predicaments help Anna and Bates put their relationship in perspective and come to a new understanding. Spoilers S2 ep.7 and 8!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,199 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/5/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
I'm Not That Man Anymore reviews
Bates heads to London and finally has it out with Vera. All the dirty laundry comes out. Set during 2X06.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,391 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/23/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete