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Joined 11-19-11, id: 3444196, Profile Updated: 02-08-14
Author has written 26 stories for Downton Abbey.

As the penname suggests, I am a massive fan of Downton Abbey and it really is my life ;)
It's the best part of my week, I've even begun to quote it :')

xXx I might be a huge fan of Downton, but I'm one hell of a Loganite!! I'm a bigger fan (if that's possible) of Phyllis Logan than Downton, I simply can't write about how much I love her!! She's a seriously amazing woman, let alone actess!) She's the living example of perfection. I'd literally give absolutely anything to meet her again, to me she's flawless, beautiful and incredible :') Much Love xXx

For the moment (and probably forever) it's Chelsie that have captivated my heart and imagination!

xXx

"A broken heart can be as painful as a broken limb"

xXx

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Darkness by onmyside reviews
A collection of little one shots that will form a complete story in the end. Small scenes of the Carson/Hughes relationship we all want so badly to become canon soon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,950 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/2 - Published: 3/4 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
The Music of Love by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson thinks he is alone downstairs when he hears music coming from the servants' hall. He's surprised at what he finds when he investigates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,680 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/5 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Miss Mardle gives in (a DuMardle fic) by DuMardle reviews
This is my first fic ever & English isn't my mother tongue, so I apologise in advance... :) It's about the wonderful DuMardle ship, aka Josie Mardle and Florian Dupont and takes place right after The Kiss (we all know what Kiss, right? ;)) in 02x07. I conveniently *forgot* about the last scene of the ep in which miss Mardle hands Agnes the telegram, I hope you can forgive me. xoxo
Mr Selfridge - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,319 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/4 - Published: 3/3 - J. Mardle
Let Her Go by Mona Love reviews
Elsie leaves Downton. How long will it take Charles to realize it was a mistake to let her go? ...A touch of angst, and whole lot of Chelsie lovin' :) Will definitely be going M :) xoxo
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,006 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/25 - Published: 2/5 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
How I Know You by GiveALittleTimeToMe reviews
Slightly AU version of what could have happened with a favorite Butler and Housekeeper. Basically this makes me smile and I hope is does the same for you.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 40,341 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/17 - Published: 1/27 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
You Can Trust Me by Happyheart2 reviews
A response to a Chelsie anon prompt a frustrated Carson confronts Elsie regarding her behavior towards himself and Anna causing Elsie to break down...certain circumstances put Elsie in a position to have to protect Anna and her self... series 4 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,137 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 10/8/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Stitching It Up by quirkette reviews
What was it she had said to Mrs Patmore? Something about everyone having their heart broken at one point or another… One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/8 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Esme Chronicles: The Vampire Years by Esme Mom Cullen reviews
"It's you." Esme opens her eyes to a new life, and the man who has haunted her dreams for a decade. Follow her tale as she discovers herself, gains an unconventional family, and lives a love story that rivals the classics.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 26 - Words: 142,579 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 291 - Follows: 275 - Updated: 1/17 - Published: 2/26/2010 - [Carlisle, Esme] Edward, Rosalie
Let's live a little by GeordieLass reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes post Series 4. What happens following their tender moment at the beach?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,835 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/5 - Published: 12/27/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Steadying Force by Hogwarts Duo reviews
The baskets and blankets are packed away and it's time to return to London. But will Charles Carson leave his carefree side at the beach or has he finally found his steadying force? This is my take on the famous beach scene. SPOILERS FOR S4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,718 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/5 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Anon Prompt Response by Happyheart2 reviews
Response to a Tumblr prompt
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 575 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/3 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Safe in Your Arms by TheLittleLuPone reviews
After marrying and retiring, the ghosts of Elsie's past creep into the bliss-filled life she shares with Charles. Can he help her overcome them? A closely related, but non-sequential partner to "The Burdens We Carry".
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,581 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/31/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Risqué by SkeletonTea reviews
My thoughts on the Christmas Special. Short and sweet. Spoilers for 4x9.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,646 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Merry and Bright by Bremol reviews
Charles finds Elsie with the children and learns something about himself that he hadn't realized which leads to his night ending in a way he hadn't even thought to wish or hope for. Written in response to the chelsie-anon Christmas prompt on tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,503 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/21/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Gifts Given by Kissman reviews
Christmas 1922, Mr. Carson gives Mrs. Hughes a very thoughtful present. Hughes/Carson friendship with some fairly romantic undertones. Oneshot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,488 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/19/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Take me with you by GeordieLass reviews
As the prospect of retirement looms for the Butler of Downton Abbey will Charles and Elsie finally part ways or will they find happiness and fulfilment together? This story is set at some point after Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 109,707 - Reviews: 773 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 12/17/2013 - Published: 10/12/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Your Hand In Mine by Mona Love reviews
A little fic to go with our perfect Chelsie beach pics :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,451 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Thankful Heart by Hogwarts Duo reviews
A Thanksgiving story based on a Chelsie anon prompt. CarsonxHughes. How do they celebrate the American tradition at Downton Abbey? Will it lead to revelations?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,098 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/26/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
From another way by kouw reviews
Short oneshot Carson/Hughes AU. Contains sexually explicit content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,885 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
So Much I Can Taste It by chelsie fan reviews
Yep. Episode 4.4 fic about the pic. Enough said.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 677 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/15/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Shock and Aftershock by Bremol reviews
Elsie learns something about Charles that breaks her heart. Can it be mended by something unexpected? Runner up in the final Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 65,299 - Reviews: 248 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/8/2013 - Published: 5/17/2013 - [E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson]
Small Advances by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes experience a gradual but welcome change in their dealings with each other. Mostly Carson/Hughes with a smattering of other characters, including Mrs. Patmore and Lady Mary.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 31,526 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/5/2013 - Published: 8/21/2013 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Moving On by Chelsie Dagger reviews
November 1921- An AU series 4. Sequel to Moving Forward- With the house in mourning, Charles and Elsie consider life together and retirement. How will the rest of Downton be affected? Lots of Cora and Robert and Mary as well. Might go T rating later, but will start out mild.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 146,774 - Reviews: 376 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.] - Complete
An Unlikely Friendship by GeordieLass reviews
This is an AU story set during Series 4 and is largely a Chelsie story, following the relationship between Charles and Elsie. However Robert, particularly, plays a significant role in the story as an unlikely friendship develops, and to a lesser extent Cora. As both relationships face difficulties, a friendship offers much comfort.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 71,454 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Christmas with the Carsons by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Charles & Elsie have finally retired, and this is their first Christmas in their new home. Will they let the holiday pass them by or will they celebrate it?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,399 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/14/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Second Chance at the Other Path by PansPerson reviews
When a ghost from Elsie Hughes' past reappears in her life she is forced to make a long-overdue confession. Series 2 AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,869 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/8/2013 - Published: 3/27/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Storms of Life by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Even in the midst of a storm, we can find peace and happiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,064 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Patience by GeordieLass reviews
This story will follow the relationship of Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson. It will focus on their unspoken feelings finally emerging. It is set during Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 71,225 - Reviews: 406 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 7/18/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Another Way by Onesimus42 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
Stay by Mona Love reviews
A handsome Italian stranger finds his way to Downton. Will he also find a place in Elsie's heart?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,829 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 5/24/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Elsie's New Hairdo by Mona Love reviews
Just a quick little Chelsie piece ;)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,192 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/6/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Back To The Past by HuddyJoy0524 reviews
When Robert and Cora wake up one morning in the year 2010, it's up to Carson and Mrs Hughes (with the help of rest of the household) to figure out how to get them back. A dual Cobert/Chelsie fic. Will contain some sci-fi/action.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 15 - Words: 51,136 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 6/27/2013 - Published: 11/7/2012 - Robert C., Cora C. - Complete
Something Burning by Never-Clip-My-Wings-x reviews
A school trip to London; in which pupils get lost, staff get drunk, and rational thought flies out of the window. Tom/Nicki!
Waterloo Road - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 16,346 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 5/29/2013 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Tom C., Nicki B.
Wasting Chances by Mona Love reviews
Intimate encounters keep popping up for Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. Will they ever take advantage of them, or continue to waste their chances?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,060 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/23/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Give Me A Reason by Mona Love reviews
Downton's attractive new Head Housemaid has set her sights on Mr. Carson. Is this the end for our favorite Butler and Housekeeper? Will have an M rating eventually ;)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,622 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/19/2013 - Published: 5/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Worries by kouw reviews
Charles and Elsie both worry a lot, mainly about each other (characters: Charles Carson, Elsie Hughes, Thomas Barrow, Mary Crawley, Anna Bates, Alfred Nugent, Edith Crawley , Mrs Patmore, John Bates) rating has gone up for chapter 9, 10 ,11 and 17)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 17,251 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 5/14/2013 - Published: 4/16/2013 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
Dowton's Scottish Dragon: Secrets Haunt Us by Bremol reviews
As Elsie Hughes continues to struggle with her fears, the secrets she keeps start to unravel all around her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 45,104 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 5/6/2013 - Published: 1/2/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Hello by kouw reviews
They welcome each other home (drabble) (warning: mature content)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 486 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/10/2013 - C. Carson - Complete
The Carsons by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Snapshots from random moments in the lives of Charles and Elsie Carson. What does life have in store for them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 49,363 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 11/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Store Cupboard Spies by LoveUnderLockAndKey reviews
What would our story have been like if Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes had secretly married in 1914? Many characters are in for a roller coaster ride of humour & heart as they furiously try to keep it all under wraps. An alternative look at the story we've come to love so well. *Starts during S1E6*-Chpt 15 & 34 are a bit M
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 62,046 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 3/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, Anna S.
Snippets by MinnesotaNice reviews
A collection of shorts - all featuring the lovely Elsie Hughes - based on a one word or short phrasal prompts. Mr. Carson will pay lots of visits as well. Many genres will be included. Rating is subject to change as well.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,927 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 1/18/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
It Might Not Be Proper by T3hG33k reviews
Elsie has a problem, she needs someones help to solve it, but she's not sure how to go about that. Rated T for now, though it may be upgraded to an M for later chapters. Please review but be gentle it's my first fanfic! Disclaimer: I don't own them, I only wish I did.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 21,129 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 2/13/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Full Disclosure by Faith Donovan reviews
A sleepless night for Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson leads to an unexpected confession. Spoiler Alert: Post Season 3 Finale!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,181 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Pressing by kouw reviews
Elsie comforts herself - warning: explicit sexual content
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 6,523 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 3/17/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Armistice by downtonfan1998 reviews
Set during series 2 episode 6 or 7. The end of the war changes the lives of two of the occupants of Downton Abbey dramatically. Will their romance blossom or die? Sorry I suck at summaries and titles. Please read and review, no flames please.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 741 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Robert C., C. Carson - Complete
I Could Not Slow Down by Lavender and Hay reviews
Following on from Series 2 Episode 5, this story speculates about the future of Sister Bernadette's relationship with Dr. Turner.
Call the Midwife - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,504 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/24/2013 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Complete
Of Hearts and Wine by Bremol reviews
Elsie receives a bit of a surprise for Valentine's Day. Part of the CarsonxHughes Love Fest Challenge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,335 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/14/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Yorkshire Valentine by Onesimus42 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
Make Me Feel Alive by Elsie and Carson forever xxx reviews
This is my first Fan Fic, VERY passionate, emotional and racy, contains spoilers from Series 3. I explore what would have happened if Mrs Hughes had lied to Mrs Patmore about her lump being benign and how in Mr Carson's utter frustration for the illness ignites a passion that neither of them can resist. MK Disclaimer: These are Julian Fellow's Characters, I have not created them
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,379 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Thoroughly Modern Elsie by Bremol reviews
Elsie has always been a bit more receiving of the new ways and things than Charles. This go round it's not a toaster that gets him riled up...and this time he might just been more accepting.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,137 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Bucket by kouw reviews
Elsie gets caught in the storm and doesn't want to drag the rain and mud all through the house, so she decides to get warm in the scullery. But is she alone? (mature content)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,103 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/27/2013 - Published: 1/3/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
St George's Day by Onesimus42 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
My Lady by Bremol reviews
Elsie receives a bit of a surprise for her birthday. Just what has Charles done?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,464 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/12/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Love to the Sound of Rain by Bremol reviews
Charles seems to be affected by the rain...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,699 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2012 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Heels and Highrises by mont-blank reviews
Modern AU fic in which Charles is a successful hotelier and Elsie a renowned fashion designer. Other Characters of course show up around them, some perhaps in unexpected ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,860 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 3/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
No Push Needed by CrazyMaryT reviews
Tumblr prompt. Our couple have a Christmas kiss.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Magdalenes all of us by FanWork reviews
A frank discussion of Mr Carson's prejudices after Ethel leaves Downton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/8/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Tea with Rum by onmyside reviews
A little one shot inspired by the Downton Abbey Christmas Trailer from ITV. Mrs. Patmore and Mrs. Hughes have some tea, with rum, and consequences.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,492 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/30/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Life's a Stage by newyork24-7 reviews
AU. The how and where you meet isn't always the most important part. There are people in life who we are always drawn to and the rest is just semantics.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,468 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 11/23/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Quiet Attentions by katiefoxe reviews
Carson is retiring and does not want to spend his retirement alone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 6,498 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/11/2012 - Published: 8/25/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Father's Heart by Batwings79 reviews
Part 3 of my 'Heart Series' - William and Matthew finally return to Downton - This story focuses on Charles relationship with William and continues to develop the romantic relationships between Isobel/Richard and Charles/Elsie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 86,479 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 11/4/2012 - Published: 12/24/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Little Treasure by Hogwarts Duo reviews
A little treasure and a larger one: Mrs. Hughes finds them both. SERIES 3 SPOILERS!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,803 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Still Waters by newyork24-7 reviews
They say that still waters run deep, a calm surface can be so misleading. Before Anna and Bates there was another valet and head housemaid who fell in love. This is their story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,973 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 10/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Distraction by katiefoxe reviews
Why Mr Carson was so flustered when he came into the corridor to find out what the shouting between Thomas and Jimmy was about...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,020 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Improper Propriety by MakeYorkshireTeaNotWar reviews
SERIES THREE SPOILERS "Are you alright, Mr Carson?"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 719 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Yorkshire Tea Room by Onesimus42 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
That Green Feeling by Miss Puppet reviews
Sometimes Beryl wondered if she was the only one with eyes in her head. Set during season 3, so spoiler alert.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,173 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 10/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Pink by Onesimus42 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
The Secret Mrs Carson by Rocks-my-socks reviews
AU. Based off season 3 and some spoilers so be warned. During an argument about the Bransons, Elsie breaks down in tears in front of Charles. Though they soon recoil, she remains distant from him. Something else is wrong. He just doesn't know what.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,553 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 9/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
How Long supplemental chapters by L.Sasha reviews
Find full story under T rating
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,832 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 8/3/2012 - Cora C., E. Hughes - Complete
How Long by L.Sasha reviews
The countess of Grantham has been harboring feelings for someone she fears may never be able to properly love her back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 10,988 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 7/23/2012 - E. Hughes, Cora C.
The Devil's Tool: The Sequel by Batwings79 reviews
This story began as my first true 100-word drabble and sequel to 'The Devil's Tool' - inspired by tonight's episode of Downton Abbey. Due to requests to continue the story, it has turned into a 4-chapter short story - each chapter is less than 500 words so I hope it's an easy read for you. Enjoy!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,536 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/7/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Best kept secret by onmyside reviews
When Martha Levinson arrives at Downton Abbey, Mrs Hughes and Mr. Carson are confronted with their past and with something that was never meant to be revealed... the question is: why does Mrs. Levinson knows it? And will she reveal the secret? A short fic about the first tiny bits of the series 03 trailer. AU!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,149 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/27/2012 - Published: 8/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Moment's Peace by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson's reaction to the end of the war brings them closer than either of them think is appropriate.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,648 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/24/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Visit to the Colonies by fragrantfields reviews
Fanfic re:TV series "Lovejoy" dodgy antiques dealer/rogue in 1990s UK . Lady Jane's husband Alex invites her and her BFF Lovejoy to join him on a work trip to the US. Infidelity and hijinks ensue, UST abounds, and there's strawberries in the hot tub.
Lovejoy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,812 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2012 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Complete
Letters by sophiesophiesophiee reviews
Elsie Hughes has left Downton Abbey. She has changed dramatically: can Charles help her return to the old Elsie?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,442 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 7/27/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What The Butler Found by Maple Fay reviews
Four Times Mr. Carson Found Porn In Possession Of His Employees And Almost Overlooked It—And One Time He Did Something Else Entirely. Based on a kink-meme prompt a friend of mine posted on Tumblr a while ago. Not to be taken seriously...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,658 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2012 - C. Carson - Complete
A Long Day For Everyone by OhCharles reviews
During a hot summer's afternoon, Mrs Hughes spends a heated moment in her sitting room.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,241 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/26/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
When the Cat's Away by OhCharles reviews
The mice come out to play. The family are away on holiday leaving the servants with a lot of spare time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 957 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/22/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A New Start by digthatshizz reviews
Modern/AU. John Bates has taken up the vacant Deputy Headmaster post at St Peter's Secondary School in York. Here he meets up again with old friend and headmaster Robert Crawley, as well as Head Of English, Anna Smith.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 94,603 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
Growth by kouw reviews
They grow from lust to love. Rated M for a reason and I am not talking violence...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,262 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 7/3/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Rumour Has It by MakeYorkshireTeaNotWar reviews
New people move to town and rumour has it that they're not to be messed with!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,409 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/14/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Wildflowers by PercySnail reviews
My first probably lame attempt...short and hopefully not too bad.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,909 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/10/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Amorous Arguments by OhCharles reviews
Lady Mary Crawley causes an argument between Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes which soon, however, leads to a disagreement over love below stairs.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,032 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/25/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sleeping in Her Bed by tartan robes reviews
"She has known small, rainy cottages and grand estates, but she cannot picture the things in between, the foreign houses Cora describes in endearments and grins."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,653 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/22/2012 - Published: 6/13/2012 - Cora C., E. Hughes - Complete
Wanting more by kouw reviews
AU warning! Elsie and Charles are married, but things are not going the way Elsie would like. Graphic in places. Experimental. From sparse to fluff. rated M because of the graphic content in the first chapter and the smut in the third now uploaded! .
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,053 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 6/18/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Taking Her Temperature by Jayneysuk reviews
Mrs Hughes finds herself under the weather. Carson has to work beyond the constraint of rules and his fear of impropriety to take care of her. Friendship with a hint of more possibly.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,763 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Butler's Life by OhCharles reviews
Mr Carson feels guilty. A short one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 663 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/12/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Decisions by onmyside reviews
The summer of the last London Season before the war. Carson has left for London leaving behind a birthday present for Mrs. Hughes, asking for a decision.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,082 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 6/9/2012 - Published: 5/8/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Musings by kouw reviews
Elsie's thoughts on her life with Charles. Experiment. No longer a one-shot. Reviews very much appreciated, as well as advice on how to proceed. First person POV from Elsie, Charles, Charlie. Others will be added as time goes by. All K .
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,006 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/7/2012 - Published: 5/27/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Regrets by kouw reviews
Elsie dreams of things that might have been. Not corrected, not beta'd, not anything, but uploaded because of a Chelsie Anon on Tumblr!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 817 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/2/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Hotel for Thought by QuietlyFlailing reviews
A move to London and a new job give Elsie Hughes the break she has been waiting for. AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,277 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/27/2012 - Published: 5/19/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Going slow by kouw reviews
Charles and Elsie have Downton Abbey all to themselves. Finally. Not Safe For Work!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,857 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/20/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Interrupted by kouw reviews
Charles has an invoice he cannot make head nor tale off, so he goes to find Elsie. What else could he do? Steaminess ahead and M-rated because of it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,067 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Second Chance by beMMADfabulous reviews
Following a heated argument, young Charles and Elsie, who is pregnant at the time, split up, but Charles is given a chance to return a year later and be the father that he has always wanted to be. An entire story based on a dream.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,977 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/17/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Following the Fashions by CatherineJosephineMarie007 reviews
Aaaand, it seems that all my fics lately are based on clothes. This was inspired by the fic 'Mrs Hughes' New Dress', though my rating WILL go up in later chapters. This is a story of Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson in 1922, where the hemlines are shorter :
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,630 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/16/2012 - Published: 3/22/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
When others see it too by kouw reviews
Charlie is making a habit of falling asleep in Charles Carson's arms. Fluff. No regrets. Carson/Hughes one-shot
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Published: 5/15/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Epitáfio by Lovisa Cansino reviews
There is so much he should have done. He wonders if it's too late now.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,480 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 11/20/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Autumn by Miss Puppet reviews
She tried to enjoy these last weeks she had with him as much as she could, tried to imprint every moment they had together in her memory, knowing that once he had left, it would never come back. Mr Carson is forced to consider retirement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,765 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Everything by the maids diaries reviews
A party, a night off, Mrs. Hughes having dreams and a very romantic buttler.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,159 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 3/1/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
The Bench by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Charles has to leave for London for the season but Elsie wants to give him something to take with him. RATED M FOR A REASON!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,940 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/3/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Thanks to Charlie by kouw reviews
Little Charlie Parks toddles about the Servants' Hall, where Charles keeps an eye on him. Something really lovely happens when Charlie falls asleep. Fluffy one-shot, kiss included!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,779 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/25/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Final Encounter by CaptainAlice reviews
What happens when Jane Felsham suddenly reappears in Lovejoy's life? Takes place after the end of Lovejoy Season 6 I do not own these characters... well not Lovejoy, Lady Jane and Tinker anyway...
Lovejoy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 14,249 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 2/3/2012 - Complete
Constellations by tidalutopia reviews
Firmament Series, Part 1 - My name is Elsie Hughes and I'm in love with a man I've barely talked with. Modern AU, Elsie Hughes' POV.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,791 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 3/10/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Finally by kouw reviews
The Servant's Ball has a happy outcome. Carson/Hughes fanfic. Oneshot. Fluffy happy stuff, as a reaction to Maple Fay's 'Something Old' which you all should read .
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,556 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Published: 4/20/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Waiting by sophiesophiesophiee reviews
She would be waiting for him. That's all that mattered.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,042 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/19/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Lucky Charlies by the maids diaries reviews
Mrs. Hughes is babysitting little Charlie one night and Mr. Carson is curious about it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,793 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 3/24/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Surprise by kouw reviews
Anna and Edith work together to give Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes a lovely surprise. EH/CC with a side of AB/JB and EC/AS. And the rating has just gone up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,321 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 3/15/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Half the Story by tartan robes reviews
An ongoing series of drabbles. Every character. Every ship. Everything.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,314 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/6/2012 - Published: 12/19/2011
Irish Ringtones by Batwings79 reviews
Modern AU - Submitted as part of the 2012 Downton Abbey St. Paddy's Day Challenge. There's a new Vice President in charge of Business and Contract Law - How does this affect our favorite Ships in this Village! Rated 'M' for a reason!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,576 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/4/2012 - Published: 3/16/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Needs, Wants, Desires by Onesimus42 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
Everybody Is Afraid Of Something by VintageKindaGal reviews
Mrs Hughes is afraid. But will she tell Mr Carson why?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,746 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/17/2012 - Published: 1/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
And forsake all others by Miss Puppet reviews
Charles Carson sees something that horrifies him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,484 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/16/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Full Circle by kouw reviews
The dreams are some kind of fabulous, it is the cold harsh reality that makes them further apart than they need to be. A Carson/Hughes fic, set in 1904. Rated K for now . As always: reviews terribly appreciated, i am curious to know what you think.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,422 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 3/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Lavender and Lemon by Lavender and Hay reviews
Richard and Isobel's first morning after. Set towards the end of Series 1. Oneshot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,461 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C. - Complete
London Letters by the maids diaries reviews
Response to a picture challenge from tumblr. Elsie is waiting for a letter. Raindrops and a wet Charles. What could happen?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,828 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 3/11/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Survivor's Guilt by MagicaeArtiumLaudator reviews
Mrs Hughes is feeling awful after having to testify for the prosecution in Mr Bates' trial. Can Mr Carson cheer her up? Christmas special spoilers. Slight CC/EH.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,002 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/7/2012 - Published: 12/28/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
More Improper Behaviour by Maple Fay reviews
A sequel to "Improper Behaviour", obviously, taking place almost immediately after the trip to York. The story of Elsie Hughes, Terrorist of Downton. Most decidedly a crack!fic, with a generous dose of C/H romance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,096 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/7/2012 - Published: 2/24/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Distance by beMMADfabulous reviews
Carson/Hughes story based on the Christina Perri song of the same name. 'And I will make sure to keep my distance, say I love you when you're not listening...'
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/6/2012 - Published: 3/2/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shattered Moments by Hogwarts Duo reviews
His lips were so close. Her face was right there. They were ... this close ... This was written in response to a series of comments made on Tumblr about an "almost" Charles/Elsie kiss.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,376 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Busted Supplemental Chapters by Onesimus42 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
One Night in London by Lavender and Hay reviews
Richard has realised what a terrible mistake he's made in letting Isobel go to France, and wants to do something to make it at least a little bit better.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,630 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 2/6/2012 - Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C. - Complete
His Wooden Heart by Miss Puppet reviews
A backstory for Charles Carson in 32 drabbles. After he has his heart shattered, Charles Carson shields his heart carefully from further pain.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,604 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/24/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mr Carson vs Charles by Alilly reviews
Mr Carson joins Branson, Bates and Moseley for a drink...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,649 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 12/15/2011 - C. Carson - Complete
Warm Whispers by elementarylemon reviews
Charles Carson just can't take his eyes off Elsie Hughes. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,408 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/23/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
When Everything Falls to Pieces by onmyside reviews
Elsie Hughes is seriously ill. Also many of the other staff members are sick. Charles Carson is confronted with not only a lot of work but with so much worry that he does not really know how to handle the situation.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,193 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/22/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Letter by Miss Puppet reviews
The letter was never meant to be read by him. In a fit of loneliness she had written down her feelings for him, merely as a way of dealing with the whirlwind of thoughts and emotions that his absence seemed to evoke in her. But now it was gone...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,797 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/22/2012 - Published: 2/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Only One by FlamingSkies reviews
As Branson leaves Downton Abbey, he encounters Mrs Hughes. WARNING: Spoilers for S2 x08. I would have loved to have seen an exchange between these two in the show.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,620 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2012 - T. Branson, E. Hughes - Complete
Valentine Ringtones by Batwings79 reviews
Modern AU - Ringtone Charles & Ringtone Elsie are back in another romantic Ringtones adventure featuring two new modern characters - Ringtone Isobel & Ringtone Richard - This is the story of a romantic Valentine's rendezvous almost gone awry!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,798 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/14/2012 - Published: 2/12/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Rain, children and candle lights by the maids diaries reviews
Little Lady Sybil can't sleep! Some Hughes/Carson moments included!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,652 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/13/2012 - Published: 1/30/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Love Through Your Eyes by Hogwarts Duo reviews
A simple evening in the lives of Charles and Elsie as they explore their love ... through each others eyes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,120 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
HeartShaped Rain by tidalutopia reviews
This is an epilogue to "Wild Roses". Did the rain stop Charles' plan to make this dull day unforgettable to Elsie?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,765 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/11/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Simple Complications by lumosmurf reviews
Sometimes it takes having nothing else to lose for you to realise what you have to gain. Set during Half-Blood Prince.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 50,381 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 2/11/2012 - Published: 1/7/2012 - Minerva M., Hermione G.
Blessing in the Bleak by LoveUnderLockAndKey reviews
What I imagined happened after we left our heroes in the hall Series 2 finale . A bit of character exploration for dear Mrs. Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,748 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2012 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
A Man of Fine Sense by Onesimus42 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
Lakeside Surprises by Hogwarts Duo reviews
What's not to love about a summer day when it's spent with the one you love? Charles and Elsie are about to discover the pleasures of a July afternoon lakeside picnic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,348 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Valentine's Ball by onmyside reviews
Set in series 1. Valentine's Day will be special this year. Sybils's sixteenth birthday is celebrated with a huge ball at Downton Abbey. Will they all get their special Valentine's present?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,911 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/1/2012 - Published: 1/22/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Improper Behaviour? by Maple Fay reviews
Directly following the events of the Christmas Special. Mr. Carson sees something he doesn't quite approve of. Mrs. Hughes saves the day or, in this case, the night before he manages to spoil the scene - and gives him something to think about...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,578 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/28/2012 - Published: 12/28/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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
Pen Pals by mts3479 reviews
Anna and Jane start a correspondence together where they share what is going on in their respective worlds. Also includes some appearances from the Downton gang.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,445 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/21/2012 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Anna S., Jane M.
Missing by cookie-moi reviews
Little Sybil goes missing and Elsie finds her. A little present for Lavender and Hay.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 697 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/19/2012 - E. Hughes - Complete
Only Thirty Minutes by onmyside reviews
Charles Carson has left Downton Abbey to help Lady Mary live her new life. He has not only left a house but also one very important person behind. Set in series 2, ep 6/7
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,573 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/19/2012 - Published: 1/14/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Nothing more than Friends by cookie-moi reviews
Spoilers for 2.02 - Elsie goes to see Charles after that day to make sure that he is well again. And well... maybe they are only friends. But what if they're not?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,197 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/17/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Three Hurt Hearts by MakeYorkshireTeaNotWar reviews
Mr Carson is working himself to death but he won't listen to Mrs Hughes so she can only stand by and watch. When he collapses while serving dinner, she imagines the worst. C/H with a slight hint of A/B.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,655 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/13/2012 - Published: 1/6/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sixpence by Onesimus42 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
Inexperienced by Lovisa Cansino reviews
"You mean… you've never done this before?" Sometimes things are really not what they look like.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,949 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Childish Pranks by Onesimus42 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
Two Scavengers, Two Beautiful People by MakeYorkshireTeaNotWar reviews
Two Scavengers in a Sitting Room, Two Beautiful People in the Other. O'brien is determined to find out what or who Mrs Hughes is hiding in her sitting room... One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,013 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/5/2012 - E. Hughes - Complete
Romance must advertise by Miss Puppet reviews
Not daring to risk his friendship with Elsie, Charles decides on a rational approach to find love. Isobel has began a scheme of her own and Richard Clarkson is dealing with some regrets. Let it never be said that Downton is a dull place.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 71,798 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 10/19/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
If Love Were All by mts3479 reviews
After Jane leaves Downton, Robert wonders what has happened to her. Maybe being run over by a bicycle might provide the answer.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,719 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 12/19/2011 - Robert C., Jane M. - Complete
Snowing by tidalutopia reviews
Short AU Fic, Christmas Special spoilers. Isobel tells Charles during their dance to get Elsie on his arms and tell her how much he loves her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/27/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Falling Into Her by Maple Fay reviews
A Lovejoy fic. Wishful thinking upon what could have happened between Lovejoy and Lady Jane during episode 2x04, in which he dreams about her and she wants to get back at Alexander. Pure smut, one shot.
Lovejoy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,821 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/21/2011 - Complete
Farewell my lover by Mrs Danvers reviews
I love the Robert/Jane relationship, and have been working out all sorts of ways in which it could continue. This is one view on how it ends. All I've written for 30 years is work memos, so I'm jumping in at the deep end with my first one.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,101 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/20/2011 - Matthew C. - Complete
Regrets collect like old friends by Miss Puppet reviews
She had sworn herself to have no regrets…. What if Elsie Hughes had accepted Joe Burns proposal in 1913?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,002 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/14/2011 - Published: 12/9/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
When the Valley's Hushed and White with Snow by CatherineJosephineMarie007 reviews
My LONG response to Onesimus and Batwings79's Mistletoe Challenge. 2nd Series spoilers! Slightly over the word limit oops . Carson/Hughes, Anna/Bates and a bit of Sybil/Branson. But just a smidge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,290 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/13/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Secret Santa by QuietlyFlailing reviews
Anna decides to bring a little extra happiness to our favourite heads of staff at Christmas time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,252 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/12/2011 - Published: 12/8/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Christmas Ringtones by Batwings79 reviews
This story is respectfully submitted in response to the Mistletoe Challenge - No spoilers since it is definitely a modern AU fic. Have you been wondering what happened to Mr. Carson and Ms. Hughes after 'Ringtones, What's a Ringtone'
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,686 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 12/6/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Shepherd's Smile by Mackenzie L reviews
Before Edward and Bella's wedding day, Carlisle takes the time to write a personal letter to his son. Esme wishes she knew what it said.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,974 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 23 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Carlisle, Esme - Complete
Father Christmas by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Lady Sybil needs a bit of reassurance from Mrs. Hughes that Father Christmas is real. With Charles Carson's help, she is determined to see that the child still believes in the magic of Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,789 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/8/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Mistletoe Scheme by Miss Puppet reviews
My response to the Christmas Misteltoe Challenge. Elsie saves Christmas dinner, Isobel worries about a female guest Dr Clarkson is bringing and what is the matter with Mrs Patmore? Contains spoilers for season 2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,491 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/7/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Christmas Pudding by onmyside reviews
Christmas is near at Downton Abbey and presents need to be exchanged, as well as kisses underneath the mistletoe. And Mrs. Hughes knows Dickens by heart and decides that chocolates are overrated. Part of the Mistletoe Challenge. No spoilers. Have fun.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,308 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/6/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Any Time Is Kissing Time by frakcancer reviews
Drunken women and an uncooperative butler lead the Crawleys to wonder if their mistletoe is broken or if it's just them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,637 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/4/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mistletoe by CatherineJosephineMarie007 reviews
A rather unimaginatively named response to the Mistletoe Challenge posed by Onesimus and Batwings79. Carson/Hughes, fluffiness. Rated T, just to be safe. Please review!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 542 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/2/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Mistletoe Protocol by Batwings79 reviews
Part of the Mistletoe Challenge - What happens when Mr. Carson forgets the Mistletoe Protocol? Does he end up with three unhappy women or four?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,857 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/30/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Wild Roses by tidalutopia reviews
With some time for herself, Elsie went for a walk through the gardens of the household. Joining Charles, she found a bush of wild roses near the woods. Holding her hand, Charles asks her to be his for the rest of his life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,260 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/19/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Needing Somebody by cookie-moi reviews
Sometimes two people just need someone. And sometimes it's not the one they want. Slight spoilers for Series 2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,613 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/19/2011 - Complete
Until the Morning by Siggy reviews
It was wrong of course. Terribly and utterly wrong. But even as Robert lay naked and entwined with a woman who was not his wife, he could not quite bring himself to regret his actions.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,780 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Robert C.
Ringtones? What's a Ringtone? by Batwings79 reviews
An AU Modern, songfic, PWP. Based on a challenge with Onesimus. Charles Carson - a man who's smartphone is smarter than he is. Can Elsie rescue him from the electronic chaos?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,155 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/28/2011 - Published: 10/26/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object by Onesimus42 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
Replacement and Telling Me Never to Go by Lavender and Hay reviews
Oneshot drabble. Mrs Hughes reflects on Mr Carson's offer.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,759 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/28/2011 - Published: 10/24/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Downton Abbey: The Black Armoire by lupinskitten reviews
Moving an old piece of furniture stirs up forgotten ghosts in Downton and brings to the surface memories that Mrs. Hughes and Carson would rather be forgotten. No spoilers beyond episode one; an ensemble piece with all characters involved.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,361 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/27/2011 - Complete
Only fools rush in by Miss Puppet reviews
Prompted by the preview of Season 2 episode 6: Charles Carson appears to be leaving Downton. Can Elsie give him a reason to stay? *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,806 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/23/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Sweeter Than Cake by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Elsie Hughes has gone to a great deal of trouble to orchestrate a surprise for someone who means more to her than even he realizes. Where will her efforts lead them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,162 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/21/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Time Of Change by psycho-pink-faerie reviews
Karen/Rob. Set after epi 10. Karen and Rob are just settling down into a comfortable relationship, but after one event, everything is set to change. Forever. For: Dare-denymecider. Rated M for explicit sexual content. Please R and R. UPDATED 15th October!
Waterloo Road - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,996 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/15/2011 - Published: 7/15/2011
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
The Groom's Cottage Supplemental by Batwings79 reviews
This is a one-shot companion piece to "The Groom's Cottage". It is intended help those of you left with unresolved "tension" make it through to the epilogue. This scene takes place between Chapter 19 and the Epilogue.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,896 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/27/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Revolution by Lavender and Hay reviews
An extension of one of the Carson/Hughes scenes from Series 2 Episode 2. It was asking for it, really.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 678 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/27/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Acceptance by CrazyMaryT reviews
A possible scenario for Carson and Mrs Hughes after the end of 1.07.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/26/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
To be well by TartanPhoenix reviews
He would tell her everything
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,403 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Albus D., Minerva M. - Complete
Christmas lights by Miss Puppet reviews
He had lost her. He had pushed her away once too often. Whatever love she had ever held for him, he had ruined it. If only he could ruin his own love, his own longing for her just as effectively. Anna/John and a smidgen of Carson/Hughes. Already AU!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,074 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/19/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Feminism Begins at Home and Others by Lavender and Hay reviews
But a lot sooner than Lady Grantham suspects. A oneshot from Sybil's childhood leading on to further oneshots. Sybil/Branson pairing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,702 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 9/18/2011 - Published: 4/28/2011 - Sybil C., E. Hughes
An Old Socialist or I Shall Be Waiting by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson/Hughes series 2 speculation based on the press pack.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,637 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/16/2011 - Published: 8/15/2011 - 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: 199 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/15/2011 - Published: 8/20/2011 - Complete
Downton Turned Upside Down by kateandsomebooks reviews
A contagious bout of parody and silliness seems to be spreading through Downton, and it's started downstairs. What can have caused it? Can it be reversed? Warning: Contains eccentric humour and silliness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,762 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 9/8/2011 - C. Carson
Seasons by Onesimus42 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
An Imagined Affair by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson reflects in The Grantham Arms on the night that war breaks out.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 16,586 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 6/8/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Last Will & Testament of Charles Carson by Onesimus42 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
A Walk to Forget by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson/Hughes in the early days when she was head housemaid. AU, oneshot. Angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,735 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/28/2011 - Published: 7/24/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Just Like Before, Today and Tomorrow by MyMadness reviews
Mrs Hughes watched as Charles Carson came into her parlor, closed her door, and then froze there...Ch. 6. An End.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,434 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/5/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
This Makes No Sense by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson/Hughes drabble about watching paint dry. In-joke related from me and My Madness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,482 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 5/19/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Love Letters, Poppies and Linen by Lavender and Hay reviews
Mr Carson comes home from the Season a day early. AU oneshot, Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,156 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/2/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Last Waltz by Lavender and Hay reviews
The butler and housekeeper get side-tracked while serving at The Downton Ball. Hughes/Carson what else .
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,391 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/29/2011 - Published: 4/20/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Chapters We'd Rather Keep Unpublished by Lavender and Hay reviews
O'Brien is up to no good and it has implications for Mr Carson. AU, one-shot unless anyone has any bright ideas about where it could go. Idea given to me by The Sunday Wife. Carson/Hughes and tiny bits of Anna/Bates too.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,763 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/24/2011 - Published: 3/21/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Wet by Lavender and Hay reviews
Me being silly again. Carson/Hughes and a lot of rain. And sneezing later on.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,847 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/12/2011 - Published: 2/26/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Drunk Mrs Hughes by Lavender and Hay reviews
Exactly what it sounds like: prepare yourselves. Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,456 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/24/2011 - Published: 2/22/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
An Account of an Affair by Lavender and Hay reviews
AU, probably best as a one-shot. Carson/Hughes. :
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,529 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Where Ever Would I Find The Time? by lolwrwg reviews
After the announcement of the war, Mrs Hughes is plagued by doubts, Mr Carson offers her a shoulder but as the weeks go by the weight of the war is taking its toll. Can they withstand the uncertain future together? or will it tear them apart?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,028 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/8/2011 - Published: 11/9/2010
The Edge of Crimson by Kyilliki reviews
As with all things, the love affair commences with a game. Written for the 'Softer Side of Villainy' contest.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,641 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Marcus, Didyme - Complete
Christmas 1915 by Lavender and Hay reviews
Follow up to We Need Each Other. Downton does Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,539 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/28/2010 - Published: 12/26/2010 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Remember Me? by BellatrixBlackLovett reviews
When Sir Timothy returns to Candleford he is penniless and without a wife or child. He turns to his childhood lover, Dorcas Lane, but does he love her like he says he does? And who is that stanger, also wanting Dorcas?
Lark Rise to Candleford - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,583 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/1/2010 - Published: 11/22/2009
Shocking Dolores by Merida Hughsie reviews
McGonagall is furious and starts to yell at Umbridge but suddenly she stops. Why? And what happens next? Sort-of-Sequel to 'Excess of Love'. Please R&R.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,629 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Published: 4/10/2009 - Minerva M., Dolores U. - Complete
Come True by Herascat reviews
This is an alternate ending to The Dream. What happens when it isn't just the Queen's thoughts that bring her and the Hunsman together.
10th Kingdom - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,080 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/30/2008 - Complete
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Interrupting The Carsons reviews
Why was Charles was so angry to hear so much shouting? Maybe they were interrupting something... Smut warning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,312 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/5 - Published: 10/28/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Simply Too Perfect reviews
Charles Carson lives two very different lives and dwells too much on the one he cant have.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,445 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11/25/2013 - Published: 6/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Shadows of the Past reviews
As Mrs Hughes approaches her 57th birthday, she begins to panic as an old ghost story comes back to haunt her, leaving her no choice but to admit and act on long suppressed feelings in order to be protected. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,445 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/6/2013 - Published: 6/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
With a Little Help From Old Friends reviews
Modern AU - When her marriage ends badly, Elsie Burns turns to her family for help and a very important friend takes it upon himself to comfort and care for her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,719 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/24/2013 - Published: 12/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, William M., Anna S.
What They Never Knew reviews
Elsie's final letter, detailing those things in her life she never told anyone. Spoilers for series 3.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,976 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/12/2013 - Published: 9/26/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Love Around a Marriage reviews
As everyone is focussed on Mary and Matthew preparing for their wedding - what about all the other couples surrounding them? Many different ships; M/M, E/A, S/B, I/R, C/E, A/J, S/L, D/W.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,594 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/9/2012 - Published: 3/13/2012 - Isobel C., Edith C., Sybil C., E. Hughes
Whites in the Woodland reviews
Where was Elsie off to when she walked out of the tent at half time during the cricket match...? Series 3 spoilers? Ish.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 760 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/4/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
You Were Never So Happy As You Danced In His Arms reviews
Anna's goodbye letter to Mrs Hughes, encouraging her that life is too short to stay silent. Set in CS after the servants ball.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,714 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 11/4/2012 - Published: 1/15/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S.
Drowning Sorrows reviews
When Mrs Hughes recieves bad news it's down to Mr Carson to comfort her but when he's torn between his feelings and the strict rules they follow, is it all just too much for him to bear. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,740 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
She Stole My Heart Away reviews
"The words of his song sunk in as she realised how much she meant to him" Spoilers for series 3 - pure fluff :D
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 668 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/30/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
As Long as We Both Shall Live reviews
Charles and Elsie reminiscing of their own special day whilst in the church. Contains Series 3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,173 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 9/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
He Hated Change reviews
More homework fics. What Charles was thinking after Lord Grantham told them they were at war.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 945 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2012 - C. Carson - Complete
Something So Simple reviews
My english homework but I thought I'd upload it. Elsie's thoughts as she gazes at her wedding ring.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 825 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2012 - E. Hughes - Complete
Feels Like Jealousy reviews
Elsie's perfectly happy in her relationship with Charles until a familiar face returns placing her in an awkward postition.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,016 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/16/2012 - Published: 3/26/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
What The Butler Saw reviews
The awkward moment when you're trapped inside Mrs Hughes's wardrobe. April 2012 - New Epilogue Uploaded
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,812 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/6/2012 - Published: 1/8/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Acting Mother reviews
After sacking Ethel, Elsie is haunted by a recurring nightmare of her memories of a similar situation.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,260 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/2/2012 - Published: 2/19/2012 - E. Hughes, Ethel P.
That Poor Wee Babe reviews
When Mrs Hughes takes a tray up to Cora she finds her to be more upset than she let on, but it's only Mrs Hughes who can give her the comfort she needs. Set S1 Ep7.0
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,304 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/18/2012 - Cora C., E. Hughes - Complete
All In One Day reviews
Chelsie section of Tapping Noise of Temptation. What was it that made Elsie so upset? And why was Charles blanking her?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,351 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/16/2012 - Published: 2/4/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Even A Housekeeper Has Her Favourites reviews
The relationship between Mrs Hughes and Lady Sybil over the space of 20 years. Carson/Mrs Hughes pairing as well as Sybil/Branson at the end.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,937 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/13/2012 - Published: 12/29/2011 - Sybil C., E. Hughes - Complete
Bruises On The Heart reviews
Modern AU, Charles and Elsie are very happily married but a fatal accident drasticly changes everything.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,257 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/5/2012 - Published: 1/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Tapping Noise Of Temptation reviews
Robert is feeling lonely now the war is over and is faced as to whether to continue his affair with housemaid Jane.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,029 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/26/2012 - Published: 11/23/2011 - Robert C., Jane M. - Complete
Tell Me reviews
Mrs Hughes goes through a phase of depression, Carson is worried but doesnt see that he might be the reason.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,459 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 11/27/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chapters Of Love reviews
Carson and Mrs Hughes manage to misplace their diaries and end up with each others during a London season.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,607 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 12/6/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Butlers Of Downton reviews
If Mrs Hughes had been at Downton for 40 years, how she felt and coped with the different Butlers she worked with. Hughes/Carson pairing at the end. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,659 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/22/2011 - Published: 12/17/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
No sooner looked but they loved reviews
My entry to the Mistletoe Challenge. A sneaky Anna sets up a little surprise for Mrs Hughes that leads to more than she expected at Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,628 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/8/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Other Side Of The Door reviews
War has just broken out and Carson decides to tell Mrs Hughes about his feelings for her, unaware that she's decided to tell him hers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,126 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/3/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete