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Author has written 26 stories for Downton Abbey.

English is not my first language but I try my best to find the right words to express what's on my mind. So reviews are more than welcome! They really help me to get better.

Right now I'm totally into Downtown Abbey :). But I also love Sherlock, Grey's Anatomy, X-Files.

Other hobbys are photography and music.

I don't know. Sometimes. Maybe

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Illegitimate by kouw reviews
The staff has been decimated, standards are dropping and Charles Carson is getting close to celebrating his thirtieth year in service of the Granthams. When a person from his past pops up uninvited at his party, Elsie Hughes investigates and finds out more about Charles Carson's past. Together Charles and Elsie walk into an unimagined future. AU. Includes OC.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,319 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 22h ago - Published: 4/9 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
A Single Drop of Rain by texasgirl11 reviews
The most powerful storm begins with a single drop of rain. A Carson/Hughes love story post Season 3. AU. Newcomer to Fanfiction dot net site . All reviews welcome! I own nothing-just forced to create a world in which Charles and Elsie can fall in love properly, since Mr. Fellowes is not doing it quickly enough to suit my taste!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 39,650 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 3/12 - Published: 10/13/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Embracing the Future by Hogwarts Duo reviews
One step at a time. Big ones and small ones. They all lead us to a happy ending.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,314 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/13 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Please, Stand Still by Mestizaa reviews
Mrs Hughes thinks about retirement and Carson struggles to understand the appeal.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,455 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/12 - Published: 1/3 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
And Eight Tiny Reindeer by Chelsie Dagger reviews
A Christmas-themed series of drabbles to help me count down to the Christmas Special. Each of Santa's reindeer will be loosely associated with one of the downstairs staff and one of their Christmases. I will be updating every day, like an advent calendar. Most chapters are Season 3 or earlier. Any Chapters containing Season 4 Spoilers will have that noted at the very beginning!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 26,649 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/25/2013 - Published: 12/16/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Daisy, Mrs Patmore
Stitching it Up by evitamockingbird reviews
CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR S4. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes walk back to Downton Abbey from the train station. They discuss secrets and old wounds.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,171 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/8/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
I hope I've done you justice by SarLei reviews
An insight into the life of Elsie & Charles Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,728 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 2/26/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Surface by roseywine reviews
Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes uncovering the things that are hidden beneath the surface.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,704 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 9/7/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Perfect Tea Party by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Response to a Tumblr Prompt Challenge: Elsie must hide Carson from a little girl named Mary. But why?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,840 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/29/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mary C. - 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
The Incident At The Servants Ball by Hemmingweigh reviews
As music plays and wine flows at the post-Christmas dance for staff, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes do something so unexpected it gets the whole house talking.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,448 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 5/7/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Pass Notes by Hemmingweigh reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes begin writing letters to one another about household matters, which leads to exchanges they might never be able to make face to face.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,728 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 4/30/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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
Of Ordinary Things by tartan robes reviews
"So much of him is patchwork, quilted pasts, trimmed and hemmed and sewn through. What they know of each other can be read between the stitching."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,584 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/12/2013 - Published: 1/4/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Round and around by kouw reviews
Anna watches Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson at the table, the pair of them are contemplating the other in turn and John observes the three of them and has some thoughts of his own.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,852 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/14/2012 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Coming up easy by kouw reviews
Elsie and Charles were, then weren't, but will always be: two people in love.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,271 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
3 AM by TrivialQueen reviews
He lowered his forehead to rest beside his hand and for a moment stood there with his eyes closed listening to the ratta-tat-tat of the rain outside and the tears falling like rain inside and the sound of his own heart breaking. Spoilers(ish) from Season Three. reposted with formatting changes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,515 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 10/30/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Stepping Stones by AnxiousRobot reviews
Oneshot fluff without a plot or time period. Smiles, cheerfulness, and adorableness all around for C/H. No spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,905 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/30/2012 - 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
Dwindles and Lives by tartan robes reviews
"In retrospect, it was all a mistake." AU. In which William has more than one mother and going another way is incredibly tangible.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,766 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/25/2012 - Published: 7/11/2012 - E. Hughes, William M.
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
Each Coming Night by tartan robes reviews
Perhaps, then, she is as old as she feels. A series of drabbles in response to 3x02. Heavy spoilers, of course.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,136 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/25/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Keeper of the Keys by RhondaStar reviews
When Elsie catches a cold and is sent to bed it gives her far too much time to become melancholy and reflective. C/H of course!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,749 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Two Housekeepers by katiefoxe reviews
Mrs Hughes meets the Other Housekeeper
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,716 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 3/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
Stay With Me by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Mr. Carson has fallen ill with the Spanish flu and it's up to Mrs. Hughes to see him through the crisis.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,332 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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
Glimpses by Maple Fay reviews
...when he thinks back, he is strongly convinced that's what happened to them: their hearts floated towards one another, gently but determinedly, to be forever kept by the other person. C/H through the years.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,775 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 5/14/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Parallels by Maple Fay reviews
Two women under the same roof can't sleep, for two different reasons.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,484 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Mary C., E. Hughes - Complete
Hope For The Hopeless by Lovisa Cansino reviews
He had never allowed himself to hope.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,016 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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
A Borrowed Key by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Just how did Charles Carson gain access to the storeroom cupboard ... when we all know Mrs. Hughes is the keeper of the keys?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,342 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Silhouettes and Shadows by tartan robes reviews
"When they meet, they are old." A series of drabbles encompassing the life of Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes. Slight AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,546 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
Perfect Strangers by tartan robes reviews
AU. If Elsie Hughes had married Joe Burns, if Charles Carson had remained a Cheerful Charlie, and if they had met all the same.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,576 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 2/6/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Repairing the Ruins by LoveUnderLockAndKey reviews
What is left after the verdict? An exploration of the ramifications of testimony and the healing that must come after.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 5,768 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 3/1/2012 - Published: 2/23/2012 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
In The Violent Daylight by Maple Fay reviews
Based on a Tumblr prompt: First Encounter of Charles and Elsie. Derived from a drabble, strongly inspired by F tM's "No Light, No Light". Oneshot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,708 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/1/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Ending Things by StuckInThePast reviews
John and Anna face a horrible new lifestyle when they are caught together by Mrs Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,029 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2/24/2012 - Published: 8/29/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S.
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
Not A Lady's Maid by Maple Fay reviews
Downton, 1902. A visit from an estranged member of the Crawley family shakes head housemaid Elsie Hughes' life to the extent she'd never imagine. AU, introducing an original character. Actually, a fic I'd dreamt a few nights ago.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,409 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/17/2012 - Published: 2/6/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Only Half Himself by tartan robes reviews
He had promised her their retirement. A short one-shot on a potential future for Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/5/2012 - 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
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
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
Facing The Ghost by Kronoskingofthemonkeypeople reviews
Matthew has no choice but to return to Downton for Christmas. He has forced himself to move on with his life, but will he be so stubborn when Mary and Richard's engagement moves full steam ahead? The angst! The bed-room eyes! The mistletoe!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,196 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/14/2011 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Forever Our Dismal Lives by xxchompchompchompxx reviews
Post S2 Mary is set for a doomed marriage to Sir Richard, but Matthew has decided that he wont let her throw her life away, especially when he's realised that Lavinia had been right about his love for her. RxR please :3 not good at summaries
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,591 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 11/20/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - 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
A Mother's Heart by Batwings79 reviews
CHARLES/ELSIE AND RICHARD/ISOBEL - Sequel to the Groom's Cottage - Isobel & Elsie storm London while Richard & Charles hold down the fort at home. This story really centers around Isobel & Elsie's tales in London but there is some major shipping as well. Isobel/Richard & Elsie/Charles
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,738 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/12/2011 - Published: 10/31/2011 - E. Hughes, Isobel C. - 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
Pieces by Lavender and Hay reviews
Three people fall to pieces in their own ways and for there own reasons, and Mrs Hughes is there every time.Appearances from Mrs Patmore, Isobel and a vague Dr Clarkson and Mr Carson. More Episode Two angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,702 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/28/2011 - E. Hughes - Complete
The Groom's Cottage by Batwings79 reviews
The war brings change to everything, including Downton Abbey. What happens when an overheard conversation threatens to take the one last constant in Charles Carson's life?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 37,667 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/27/2011 - Published: 9/10/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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
A Story of a Brooch by Onesimus42 reviews
The journey that a brooch takes. Very slight, maybe series 2 spoiler in Chapter 4
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,918 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/23/2011 - Published: 8/22/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Seasons 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: 103 - 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
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
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
Gentleman Callers by Lavender and Hay reviews
The female staff at Downton Abbey discuss gentleman callers. Pairings: Daisy/Thomas, Anna/Bates and of course Carson/Mrs Hughes. Takes place at some point during Series 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,081 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 12/29/2010 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
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What remains of the Past reviews
AU: Downton Abbey in 2013. The house is a 5 star hotel run by Claire Crawley and her parents Marjorie and Richard, the Countess and Earl of Grantham. The Grantham's have three daughters. Viola is the youngest at 31 and a journalist for National Geographic. One day she discovers something in the old attic that will change her life forever and allows us to time travel with her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 79,014 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 20h ago - Published: 11/1/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Darkness 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
Getting Out reviews
Spoilers for 4.09 - A memorable day at the beach. Things were said between them that might change their relationship forever. - a one shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,316 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/28/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
One true love reviews
What happens after Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes returned from the station. A short one shot about moving on and letting the past be the past - finally. Spoilers for series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,673 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/11/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A New Chapter reviews
"Mr. Carson, shall we…walk back together?" Elsie Hughes cannot simply let Charles Carson walk back to Downton Abbey alone. Not after he has finally make peace with his past. A ficlet based on an chelsie-anon prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,291 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/2/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Heatwave reviews
While Charles and Elsie are having a little 'chat', Anna and Mr Bates decide to use the same place for an equal 'chat'
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,647 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Ghosts of the Past reviews
Charles Grigg returns to Downton Abbey and Charles Carson is once more confronted with his shameful past. But this time he does not have to face this man alone. Elsie Hughes is there to help him and so does Isobel Crawley.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,602 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/9/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, Isobel C.
The head that wears the crown reviews
"But I am their leader!" Yes, Elsie thinks, of course. But what am I? I think I am YOUR leader but you tend to forget that.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,168 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/27/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Changes reviews
The house changes, the people in it are changing too. After Matthew's death Carson and Hughes realize that they cannot go on like they used to forever. (Mainly Carson/Hughes but other characters appear as well)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,988 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 5/2/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Downstairs Parents reviews
SPOILERS FOR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! What would the house do without them? It would fall apart, most definitely. Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are more than just a housekeeper and a butler. They are like parents to the staff and to some other people that live at Downton Abbey (although they both won't admit it...)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,994 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A different life reviews
They did not always consider going into service. Their lives could have been totally different, yet at one point they made the same choice. A backstory for Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson. AU!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 54,106 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/16/2012 - Published: 11/1/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Tea with Rum 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
Fights reviews
"You disappoint me!" It hurt. How could he say something like this? Why did they recently fight so much? Elsie Hughes tries to understand why Charles Carson is "who he is". Spoilers for series 03.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,510 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 10/26/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Life's too short reviews
After a tragic death at Downton Abbey Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson need each other's comforting embrace. Finally. SERIES 03 SPOILERS!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 865 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/15/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Best kept secret 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
The Beginning reviews
Charles Carson is a man of integrity and honour. Elsie Hughes is a strict but fair housekeeper. But how did they become these people? What has happened in their lives before they met and what happened after they met for the first time. AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,202 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/9/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Decisions 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
The Store Cupboard Key Mystery reviews
How did Carson get access to the Store Cupboard Key when he steals the food for Grigg in series 01? My idea of what happened. AU / not canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,376 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/25/2012 - Published: 4/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Springtime Fair reviews
Set in April 1920 - The fair is at the village and Mr Carson plans to invite someone who's very dear to him to this special event.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,533 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 4/18/2012 - Published: 3/20/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Moments reviews
Elsie Hughes remembers her early days at Downton while coming across some old letters. What has happened in the 20 years in between.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,440 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/15/2012 - Published: 3/3/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Book reviews
Lady Mary asks Carson to read a book to her but the title and the name of the heroine are a bit too distracting...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,765 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/27/2012 - Published: 2/24/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
When Everything Falls to Pieces 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
Valentine's Ball 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
Feeling Lost 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
Only Thirty Minutes 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
Christmas Pudding 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