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Once lost, is lost by paladin1916 reviews
Elizabeth jilts Darcy. It all goes down hill from there. eXtreme-OOC
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 46 - Words: 55,384 - Reviews: 798 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 259 - Updated: 6/17 - Published: 12/13/2020 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
Authors Of Our Own Fate by Mr. Chaos reviews
When Matthew suddenly finds his soul transported nearly a decade into the past, before Downton, before the War, and before Mary, he realizes that he has been given a chance to change his past and make his life and those around him better. How will the Crawleys and the servants of Downton react to a Matthew who knows all their secrets and is determined to win his happy ending?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 64 - Words: 428,318 - Reviews: 1062 - Favs: 477 - Follows: 637 - Updated: 6/16 - Published: 1/1/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
Through the Lens of a Letter by LizzieF reviews
Something crinkled by her foot. Elizabeth reached down and picked it up. A rapid scan revealed it was a letter from Fitzwilliam Darcy to the second daughter in a family of Bennets. Too bad she'd never even heard of a Mr. Darcy. Fate sends Darcy's letter to Elizabeth nine months early, before Bingley arrives. WIP. D&E HEA. Rated T to be safe. Tuesday updates. #Slowburn.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 40 - Words: 209,935 - Reviews: 1454 - Favs: 510 - Follows: 1,244 - Updated: 6/15 - Published: 8/25/2020 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
A Mother's Final Gift by TheScribblerCMB reviews
As Thornton battles bitterly with Margaret's rejection, and she in turn struggles to come to terms with her true feelings for the northern mill owner, an ailing Mrs Hale decides to intervene. Will her final gift to her daughter be enough to save this classic couple?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 279,090 - Reviews: 305 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/23 - Published: 6/21/2020
Miracles Happen by Anne O' the Island reviews
When Lady Mary dies at the age of 100, she is sent back to the beginning to 'make things right.' And she certainly does, with one hundred years of life experience, and most of the twentieth century under her belt, turning Downton―and its occupants―on their heads.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,074 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 338 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 1/7/2018 - Matthew C., Mary C.
A Misguided Mistake by darkpartofmydestiny reviews
After an unexpected encounter on the night of the dinner party, Margaret tries to understand her new feelings for Mr Thornton amidst the trials of life in Milton. A mid canon retelling of North and South with more kissing.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,713 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 4/4 - Published: 2/15/2020
An Earlier Heaven by darkpartofmydestiny reviews
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven" - George Bernard Shaw Set in the world of my completed story A Strange Situation, these are basically plotless fluffy happy family oneshots that I need to write to cheer myself up during these difficult times. Prompts and requests absolutely welcome!
North and South - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 28,630 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/13 - Published: 3/19/2020
Milton's Magistrate by JuliaDaniels reviews
Murder and mystery lead to mayhem in Milton. Join our favorite characters, John Thornton and Margaret Hale in this alternative telling of Gaskell's classic North and South.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 58,334 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 2/20 - Published: 11/26/2018
Can We Be Whole Again? by SidsCookies reviews
A surprise decision may give Margaret the family she desperately wants in the wake of her parents passing. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome before she can find peace.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 61,483 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/6 - Published: 1/23/2020
A Twist Of Fate by Rocks-my-socks reviews
What would have happened if Mary Crawley had gone ahead and married her cousin Patrick and Cousin Matthew had come to Downton Abbey by a very different road?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 83,326 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 1/25 - Published: 7/3/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C.
The future must be met, however stern and iron it be by elanne reviews
Margaret receives a letter from Mr Bell that throws her into despair. She is forced make a choice that wasn't meant to be hers, but the consequences are not hers alone to deal with.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 160,200 - Reviews: 493 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 360 - Updated: 12/29/2020 - Published: 4/14/2018
Pride and Power by ThornfieldHall reviews
It was a truth universally denied that a girl with an ailing family, had little wish for a husband. Unfortunately for Margaret Hale it was a truth universally acknowledged that that a single merchant in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. AKA the Jane Austen-esque regency AU no one asked for.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 113,431 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 11/9/2020 - Published: 5/19/2019
The Rhythm of Life : North and South Retold by philipisomholt reviews
Modern AU. (OG) Margaret Hale is a British expat who moves to Milton, Connecticut to live with her father when her mother's health deteriorates. Born and raised in South Carolina, John Thornton is the owner of a trucking company, Marlborough Shipping Depot. Whenever the two meet, sparks fly.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 94,444 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/23/2020 - Published: 9/17/2020 - Complete
Foolish Passions by Elizabeth Hades reviews
*Formerly titled: MISSIVES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS* If the missive had met its mark: What would have been if the stone had struck John Thornton instead of Margaret Hale on that fateful day at Marlborough Mills? A tense, angst-ridden HEA retelling of North and South from the day of the riot, both book and TV miniseries based. UPDATED WEEKLY
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 98,175 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 9/11/2020 - Published: 5/3/2020 - Complete
Margaret of Milton by PemberleyFan reviews
Margaret rejected Thornton's marriage proposal, but when an unexpected tragedy strikes she is forced to make decisions she never dreamed of. An alternate path to a HEA for our dear couple! This is the first five chapters; entire story was originally published here. Remainder of story removed per requirements.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,924 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 93 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 5/13/2020 - Published: 3/25/2019
Simplify me when I'm Dead - A Downton Abbey Rewrite of sorts by Amara25 reviews
a DA that is a little more satisfying. I want to focus on the lives of the Crawley sisters, so this is a little bit of a feminist narrative, highlighting the challenges of their kind of womanhood, and how they journey through this. The romance at the heart of it is Matthew and Mary, but this story is not all about romance. Hope you like it, please read and review.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 65 - Words: 123,725 - Reviews: 213 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2/7/2020 - Published: 4/5/2017 - Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C.
Look Back, Come Back to Me by VictorianBubble reviews
What if Margaret Hale did look back at Mr. Thornton as she was about to leave Milton after the death of her parents? The story continues after Margaret visits the Thorntons to say goodbye and to give Mr. Thornton her father's book. Book and series based.
North and South - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 31 - Words: 46,611 - Reviews: 399 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 545 - Updated: 1/5/2020 - Published: 3/9/2014
The Gift by ameliapemerson reviews
A Mary and Matthew World War I love story. A what if based in part on the plot of The Ticket.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 47 - Words: 219,418 - Reviews: 574 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 12/25/2019 - Published: 9/23/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Give it a year or ten by layaluro reviews
They don't like each other, these two. Except maybe they do. Just a little bit.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,256 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 7/23/2019 - Published: 12/27/2018 - [Mary C., Matthew C.]
Not a Gentleman by Tintinnabula reviews
An alternate imagining of Mrs. Gaskell's story, assuming Margaret had been hurt more seriously on the day of the riot. Intertwines elements of both the book and the BBC series, but focuses less on angst and more on the relationship of John and Margaret. Disclaimer: I do not own these characters, but am only presuming to borrow them for a while.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 154,788 - Reviews: 591 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 422 - Updated: 7/6/2019 - Published: 9/18/2016
Pathways by dashabout reviews
Seven years after Matthew married Lavinia, Mary is living in London. She has moved on with her life, but things are about to change in ways she never expected.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 51 - Words: 193,766 - Reviews: 512 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 6/16/2019 - Published: 9/2/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Center of My Heart by lilyrowan1 reviews
If two people love each other, why can't they be together? An AU based on canon and written for MM Celebration Day. Thank you, Patsan! All credit toJulian Fellowes for creating these wonderful characters and Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens for bringing them to life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 49 - Words: 309,997 - Reviews: 835 - Favs: 200 - Follows: 233 - Updated: 3/29/2019 - Published: 3/29/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Just in Time by Lasso the Moon reviews
It's New Year's Eve at Downton Abbey, 1925. Evelyn Napier reflects on what has been an eventful year.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,545 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/31/2018 - Mary C., Evelyn Napier, Henry T. - Complete
A Marriage of Convenience by Sophia Quills reviews
So the title is self-explanatory. The story is about our two favourite people falling in love.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 79,799 - Reviews: 640 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 477 - Updated: 12/27/2018 - Published: 9/24/2016
Sun Sets by Punzie the Platypus reviews
Set post-S3 but before S4. Matthew Crawley's funeral is this afternoon and Mary can barely come to terms with his death. There's only one person who could possibly understand what pain she is going through—his mother, Isobel Crawley.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,192 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/11/2018 - Isobel C., Matthew C., Mary C., Anna S. - Complete
The Betrayal by JessieBess reviews
Tom finally has a job in Dublin. They've told her family about their plans. Now they're just waiting until after Matthew and Lavinia's wedding to leave for Dublin. But fate, and someone else, intervenes in those plans.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 35 - Words: 101,516 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 10/25/2018 - Published: 8/13/2016 - Robert C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Pandora's Box by Rap541 reviews
Alternate Universe - what if Matthew had been captured by the Germans in the war and a near identical spy assumed his life while he was shipped off to a German POW camp in one of Germany's African colonies? What if he escaped and slowly made his way to a British colony in 1922? Wouldn't that make a delightful mess of things? :D
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 42,881 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 10/2/2018 - Published: 2/26/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Hungover Games by Lala Kate reviews
A night now hazy brings two people together under circumstances that are not quite ideal.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 108,161 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 6/22/2018 - Published: 3/2/2014 - Mary C., C. Blake
The Survivors by sakurasencha reviews
Modern AU. After a fatal car crash kills Matthew and Sybil, Mary and Tom look for ways to move forward. Ch2 - Edith has some important news for Mary.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,193 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 1/31/2018 - Published: 11/30/2016 - [Mary C., C. Blake] Edith C., T. Branson
Reversal of Fortune by Rap541 reviews
What if Season three went a little differently? Like... Criss Cross Applesauce different? *I really have to thank Rachel Smith Cobleigh for (insert edit) making it a better story :D
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,675 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 1/30/2018 - Published: 11/22/2015 - [Sybil C., Matthew C.]
Indiscretion by Lala Kate reviews
Sometimes help can come from the strangest of places. S1 AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,575 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 1/27/2018 - Published: 1/30/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Spark by ardentpen reviews
Modern AU. She moves in the inner circles and he is making waves in the corporate. Yet both are in places of emotional stasis. One chance meeting has each of them finding their feet, and they start running...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,515 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/15/2017 - Published: 8/12/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Pushing In by ameliapemerson reviews
Set the world of finance, real estate, and equestrianism this is a modern Mary/Matthew story. They have all sorts of personal and professional reasons to stay away from each other...and yet they can't.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 43 - Words: 190,461 - Reviews: 708 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 10/1/2017 - Published: 6/12/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Patient 9 - Matthew Crawley by MsMenna reviews
What if Matthew Crawley did not die the day his son was born? This story tells his tale through his own journal entries as a patient suffering amnesia in a London hospital. No one is searching for him and there is a grave with his name on it. Find out why. The Epilogue picks up in 1940 as many from Downton of yesteryear return to wish George a Happy Birthday as he heads off to war.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,701 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/28/2017 - Published: 8/23/2014 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson - Complete
To Claim His Prize by Apollo888 reviews
Matthew Crawley, new Earl of Grantham, leads a lonely and bitter life at Downton Abbey. Lady Mary Crawley is married to Sir Richard Carlisle and miserable, with no way out. They both have accepted that they will never be together, but one night of risking something may change everything. A Mary and Matthew Series 2 AU where nothing is as it seems.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 186,078 - Reviews: 281 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 9/16/2017 - Published: 7/10/2017 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
You Deserve So Much Better by galindadaae reviews
"While Anna was finishing braiding her hair, Mary felt stuck. In her ethereal white nightdress, she looked the perfect vision of bridal innocence on the night of her wedding. As Carlisle had said, however, that wasn't the whole story." Eight years apart, five words bring Mary and Matthew closer together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,002 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/30/2017 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
A Very Kind Friend by GotaBingley reviews
Distressed by her mother's death and afraid for her brother's life, Margaret Hale turns to prayer for comfort and guidance. The answer she receives will force her to swallow her pride and depend upon another. But will she be able to do so?
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 72,033 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 274 - Updated: 7/17/2017 - Published: 4/12/2017
Stars and Lights by whatsyourpathology reviews
Modern AU. Mary is an up and coming actress on the cusp of global stardom. Matthew is a photographer getting back into the game after a long absence. They meet on a shoot for Rolling Stone magazine, things go from there.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 31 - Words: 92,254 - Reviews: 337 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 88 - Updated: 7/12/2017 - Published: 11/16/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C.
An Exceptional Love by Apollo888 reviews
Matthew told Mary he would love her until the last breath left his body. He was wrong. AU from Series 4 onward.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 33 - Words: 179,998 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 7/8/2017 - Published: 11/10/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
For whom the bell tolls by Fionnthedog reviews
I've always wondered what would've happened to Matthew & Mary (and everyone else) if Cora had died instead of Lavinia. This is one possibility...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 24,514 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/24/2017 - Published: 4/7/2017 - Robert C., Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Midnight Delusions by S00kiebill reviews
After Mr. Hale's passing, Margaret has to spend a week at the Thorntons while Mr. Bell arranges for her to move to London. She's uncomfortable at the idea of spending time with Mr. Thornton after everything that happened between them, and they soon find themselves in a compromising situation.
North and South - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 51,768 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 1/24/2017 - Published: 11/8/2016 - Complete
All the Help I Have to Give by LauraHuntORI reviews
As the Dowager would say, relationships are a long business.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 56 - Words: 78,434 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 1/3/2017 - Published: 5/6/2013 - Violet C., T. Branson
Gone by knullabulla reviews
Something of great value is taken when Downton Abbey is burglarized one evening
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,222 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 11/19/2016 - Published: 8/7/2016 - Mary C., Thomas, George C.
Water Under the Bridge by mermaidartistfairy reviews
AU - Patrick didn't die in 1912... he died in 1914 just after becoming engaged to Lady Mary Crawley. The new heir won't even know he is the new heir until after the war, until after he is crippled and his own engagement is broken. Meanwhile Lady Edith fights her own battles with the unlikely help of a conniving but (mostly) goodhearted footman. And Daisy falls in love with a woman.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,073 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 11/6/2016 - Published: 3/26/2016 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Edith C., Thomas
Close Enough by alliluna reviews
When Patrick dies on the Titanic, Mary is left as his widow, and Robert is left without an heir. He finds an heir in Matthew Crawley, who he pushes into a marriage with Sybil. There is a glaring problem in this arrangement; Sybil is in love with the chauffeur and Matthew is in love with Sybil's sister.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 95,397 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 10/8/2016 - Published: 12/19/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson] - Complete
Hearts and Bones by ameliapemerson reviews
Hearts and Bones-where a lonely soldier and a disillusioned woman meet in Paris. A night becomes weeks of passion. The consequences unforeseen.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 73,929 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 8/13/2016 - Published: 9/20/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
In Love with Melancholy by dragon13oldwriting reviews
Picks up in the train not an hour after that fateful kiss. John and Margaret think they may finally be happy, but their luck just isn't that good and circumstances threaten to tear them apart again.
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,104 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 8/12/2016 - Published: 6/19/2016
Missing Time by Rap541 reviews
So Mary has married Henry, and is having her happily ever after. What if one hell of a monkey wrench was thrown into the mix in the form of Matthew Crawley alive? Yes, I am revisiting the amnesia angle but with more marital angst and much less aka ZERO physical assault and torture. This is a straight "what if Matthew didn't die and turns up in 1927 after Mary has married Henry?"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 50,264 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 119 - Updated: 7/30/2016 - Published: 2/28/2016 - Matthew C., Mary C.
All That Matters by Andromeda and the Sea Monster reviews
This is not the end of his life... just the start of a different life. This is the story of this different life, of how the lives of the Crawley family might have been different if Dr Clarkson had been right and Matthew had broken his back. I promise this won't be depressing! Includes most of the characters from the first two series, but focuses mainly on Mary and Matthew.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 202,145 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 7/9/2016 - Published: 10/3/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
We Shall Fight by Apollo888 reviews
The Great War changed the world. The Great War changed us all. A non-linear AU tale set in Series 2. The sequel to Flirting With Convention.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 238,968 - Reviews: 525 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 7/6/2016 - Published: 5/5/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Murder at Downton Abbey by dustnik reviews
Set in 1926. When a guest is murdered at Downton Abbey, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case. Canon compliant through Season 6 of Downton Abbey. Ensemble piece.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Mystery - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,304 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 6/22/2016 - Published: 4/12/2016 - Complete
Intervals by Kavan reviews
Mary's search for happiness after she ends her marriage to Henry Talbot. Chapter three March 1928 is up.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 27,618 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/13/2016 - Published: 12/31/2015 - Mary C.
Resurrection - Part I by MsMenna reviews
This tale takes place at Downton on the final day of 1922 and goes hand in hand with the January 3rd journal entry in "Patient #9" that also details the life changing event that took place that day. This story, however, focuses on Mary Crawley's life that New Year's Eve as she learns just how strong the bond of love is and discovers that miracles can happen.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,421 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/9/2016 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C., T. Branson
Son of Mine by Kat-of-the-Streets reviews
Pre-Canon and Series 1, AU, no spoilers. Because of a tragic loss, Matthew moves to Downton when he is three years old. How will that change the lives of Robert, Matthew, Cora and Mary? Also a bit of Violet/Patrick.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 57,387 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 1/3/2016 - Published: 9/20/2015 - Cora C., Robert C., Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
University Challenge by Epea Pteroenta reviews
Modern university AU. Mary is an Oxbridge reject with a past, Anna and John are in the friendship zone, Sybil has a secret life out of school, Matthew and Lavinia are stuck in a rut, and Downton is owned by the National Trust. Drama and hijinks naturally ensue. Chapter 25: Over the summer holidays, Matthew and Mary navigate their new relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 112,383 - Reviews: 781 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 550 - Updated: 12/25/2015 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., Anna S.
A Girl You Knew by La Donna Ingenua reviews
AU Matthew marries a very much alive Lavinia, and the show that flopped keeps flopping and the dance they danced keeps playing in their heads. Mary realizes she is not the only girl in the world, but a girl he once knew and decides to do the unexpected. While Mary comes back to life, Matthew realizes what he's given up. It's not what you think...or could it be? As of Chap 31, M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 44 - Words: 116,573 - Reviews: 1595 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 12/1/2015 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
A Very Modern Arrangement by Kavan reviews
After his injury and her engagement, Matthew and Mary move forward. Chapter 31 is up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 188,262 - Reviews: 484 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 302 - Updated: 11/22/2015 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Trust and Providence by Rachel Smith Cobleigh reviews
* What if Mary had trusted Matthew with her secret and immediately accepted his first proposal? An alternate universe starting from episode 1x06, interwoven with canon, that spans from 1914 - 1971. [M for sexual content, wartime violence, racial slurs, character death (but Matthew/Mary and Sybil/Tom end happily!)] [STEAMM]
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 39 - Words: 416,148 - Reviews: 688 - Favs: 331 - Follows: 390 - Updated: 11/21/2015 - Published: 2/2/2014 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
Mother Knows Best by fis reviews
A what if fan fiction. What if when John asks Mrs. Thornton to speak to Margaret about the incident at Outwood Station, Margaret is more forthcoming about the Hale family secret?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 55,872 - Reviews: 246 - Favs: 214 - Follows: 180 - Updated: 9/8/2015 - Published: 4/5/2015 - Complete
A Telling Mark by Johijoha reviews
Downton Abbey is in mourning after the untimely demise of Matthew Crawley, when suddenly a nightly visitor changes everything. Set two weeks after Season 3 finale and very AU-ish from there.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,069 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/4/2015 - Published: 5/8/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
To Give My Love Good-Morrow by Maidenjedi reviews
Margaret Hale has the world at her feet, and all she wants is to go home again. Written for Rare Pair Fest 2015.
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,546 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/29/2015 - Complete
Letters from Downton by ScribeofDownton reviews
Sequel to "Letters from Boston". Tom Branson has come home from Boston to help Mary with the difficult task of saving Downton Abbey for her son. What will the future hold for him? Told only through letters. The rating "T" is just for safety.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 22,076 - Reviews: 228 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/26/2015 - Published: 4/18/2015 - T. Branson, Mary C. - Complete
The Open Secret by Willa Dedalus reviews
Exiled from Downton Abbey over a scandal, Lady Mary Crawley is ruined. Meanwhile Matthew Crawley has lived a content life in Manchester with his parents, Dr. Reginald Crawley and Isobel Crawley. Before the Earl of Grantham changed his life, his eldest daughter did. An AU story in a different place with different results; created by Willa Dedalus and Apollo888.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 281,868 - Reviews: 710 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 3/31/2015 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Fox Hunt by Rap541 reviews
Its the fall of 1922 and Matthew Crawley has been dead for close to a year. So what happens if a familiar looking stranger shows up in Downton?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 47,553 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 3/6/2015 - Published: 3/1/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Sisyphean Love by paladin1916 reviews
An operatic story of seemingly unconsummatable love
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 27 - Words: 26,875 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/2/2015 - Published: 12/27/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Mary's Second Chance by lezlcamp96 reviews
While Charles Blake and Tony Gillingham are staying at Downton, Mary has it out with Tony after he refuses to give up on their relationship. Mary takes comfort in the grounds of the Estate and possibly another's arms.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 750 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/13/2015 - Mary C., C. Blake
Forget Me Not by BroadwayBaggins reviews
An unexpected tragedy leads to a meeting ten years in the making. Season 5 AU, based on a prompt given on tumblr!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,653 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/5/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Storm Shelter by Lala Kate reviews
An unexpected call on a rainy afternoon leads to an invitation that could change everything.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/27/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Behaving in the Workplace by dna2000 reviews
Modern AU. Mary is an associate at a law firm in the City. Matthew is a partner, and Mary's boss. Rather pointless fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 15,784 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 1/14/2015 - Published: 6/30/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Mary's Revelation by EdithMalfoy reviews
(This is not apart of the Breakfast Woes Universe it's simply a one-shot.) Mary makes a startling revelation about Marigold.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/12/2015
The Matchmaker by dibdab4 reviews
What happens when Lady Mary learns of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes day at the shore. (Just after Series 4)- first attempt at a fanfic piece.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 24,118 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/7/2015 - Published: 12/5/2014 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Home for Christmas by Lala Kate reviews
When someone we love is just too far away, it takes quite a bit of faith to wish them home for Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,208 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/5/2015 - Mary C., C. Blake
Preferred Stock by Chickwriter reviews
The twenty-first century descendants of the Crawleys, now without titles, but ruling the new elites with far more power and wealth than Mary and Matthew could ever have imagined. Consider it the AU S55.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 36 - Words: 131,257 - Reviews: 1110 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 377 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 2/8/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Rightful Heir by Athena mou reviews
When Matthew lost his courage and never asked Mary to marry him, she left England. Trying her luck in America the Crawleys don't expect her to ever come back. In 1925 Parliament passes the new inheritance law, and everything changes. When Mary returns a 2nd time, it is clear that things will never be quite the same again. Will Matthew be able to convince her to stay this time?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 113,102 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 181 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 8/29/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Charles Blake by lilahwilding reviews
who is Charles Blake? it is only now that Mary realises she knows nothing about the charming suitor...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,572 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 11/1/2014 - Mary C., C. Blake
True Love is but a Woman's Toy by Epea Pteroenta reviews
A trip to the theatre gives Charles Blake a chance to get rid of Tony once and for all, but at what cost to him and Mary? Inspired by the preview for 5x07. Charles/Mary.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,252 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/27/2014 - Mary C., C. Blake - Complete
Curse of the Broken Entail by paladin1916 reviews
A Matthew / Mary AU. The title says it all. But never fear, curses can be broken.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 56 - Words: 72,105 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/4/2014 - Published: 4/7/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
A Measure of Solace by NeverIsTheEternal reviews
Richard Hale is dead and Margaret is faced with an uncertain future. When Mr. Bell proposes an alternative to living with her London relatives, Margaret is not the girl to say him nay. (Series based with book overtones, eventually Margaret/John Thornton)
North and South - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,870 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 7/18/2014
Two Hearts as One by GotaBingley reviews
While he is visiting the Hales, Mr. Thornton and Margaret have an unexpected conversation. Will this change their relationship as events in Milton unfold?
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 70,630 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Complete
That Night In Oxford by ameliapemerson reviews
Hello. I hope you like my AU ( modern) M/M story set in Oxford and Downton where two strangers meet, become lovers and then friends. Please read to find out the rest. This is my first fanfic of any kind. Grateful for all reviews!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 82,301 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 4/5/2014 - Published: 10/26/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - 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: 94 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/25/2013 - Published: 12/16/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Daisy, Mrs Patmore
Better in the Long Run by Lasso the Moon reviews
Evelyn Napier reflects upon the past 10 years on his wedding night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 660 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/14/2013 - [Evelyn Napier, Mary C.] - Complete
The Change One Night Can Bring by Eternally Romantic reviews
AU Canon divergence from 1x03. What if Mr. Pamuk hadn't been able to gain access to Mary's room that night?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,027 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 8/2/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Home Is Where The Heart Is by miss Kittyplank reviews
October, 1929. Sir Richard and Mary have been married for ten years and have two children, but after the Wall St Crash are forced to return to England, to Downton and to Matthew Crawley. M/M
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 147,506 - Reviews: 448 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 256 - Updated: 5/25/2013 - Published: 11/22/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Not For Turning by eitoph reviews
M/M Modern AU. Mary Crawley: daughter of a great British political dynasty, keeper of her dysfunctional family's secrets and the woman holding the UK Government together with her bare hands, meets Matthew Crawley: politically inexperienced but with the power to make or break all she stands for. Power, romance and scandal ensue. NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 126,121 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
A Thousand Moments by RighterB reviews
Modern AU in which Mary is a grad student in Chicago and Matthew is a hedge fund investor/ part-time lawyer/ multi-millionaire who is in need of a nanny to care for his 5 year old daughter. Romance and Angst ensue in this multi-chapter story. Long time reader, first time author.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 127,069 - Reviews: 387 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 3/8/2013 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
The Manufacturer's Rematch by Silberias reviews
When Mr. Thornton calls during Fred's visit, Margaret gets him to come inside rather than accidentally driving him off. A second chance instead of further pain ensues. Crossposted on Ao3
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,650 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 21 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Complete
Love On Any Terms by R. Grace reviews
AU. Mary's decision to refuse Sir Richard's proposal leaves her without recourse when Mrs. Bates decides to sell her story to the press. Claiming that her ruin makes her unmarriageable, Mary convinces an injured Matthew to marry her and secure her future.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 42 - Words: 138,130 - Reviews: 793 - Favs: 407 - Follows: 319 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Linger by Kaitsy reviews
Matthew spends time with Mary again after Lavinia's death and months of self-loathing and pity. A step in repairing their broken relationship takes place on horseback and Mary's fascination with a certain scar on Matthew's back. Lengthy and Matthew-centric, two-part story. No series 3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,550 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 11/19/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Grace by La Donna Ingenua reviews
An atrocious act somehow, someway leads to joy, love, & well...Grace./ AU Halfway through Xmas Special/Matthew & Mary's happy ending, even in a seemingly impossible situation. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 310,299 - Reviews: 1017 - Favs: 369 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
About That by Sarah1281 reviews
After eight years, Mary thought that she had said everything there was to say about the ill-fated Mr. Pamuk and she knew all that she had to about the matter. Matthew, when he let himself think about it, was similarly sure. Once again, though, some ghosts refuse to lie and there's one pressing and supremely ironic bit about the affair that nobody had realized...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,924 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Wake Up Call by Hotcorner reviews
Set early during Series 3. As Downton's future hangs in the balance, the Earl of Grantham wants to have a word with his son-in-law.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,020 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Published: 9/24/2012 - Robert C., Matthew C. - Complete
Night and Day by Serena89 reviews
"This is how it begins - the first night of her last week in Downton." A starry sky leads to a needed confrontation, heartbroken revelations, and, above all, a testament of faith. Post 3x02.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,653 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/24/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Let Down by OrangeShipper reviews
After the dinner party is over and the guests have all gone, Matthew knows his wife must be feeling let down and can only do his best to comfort her. Spoilers for 3x02.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,529 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/24/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Some Unsuspecting Millionaire by lilkawa reviews
Mary breaks it off with Carlisle and while she's waiting to go to America she meets an unsuspecting millionaire. AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 947 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
It's a Long Way to Tipperary by Elfinium reviews
Ok, still the ghost of Downton will not leave me alone! Five years on from the Christmas Special and a 'sort of' sequel to my previous story 'If you were the only girl in the world' Enjoy. x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 37 - Words: 76,497 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 6/23/2012 - Published: 1/29/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Cold and the Careful by thenYES reviews
Matthew/Mary modern AU. Mary's the governor's daughter and Matthew's the new young speechwriter hired by her father. Follows the general arc of S1, updated into modern America and with some slight changes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,495 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/6/2012 - Published: 5/10/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The War Comes to Downton Abbey by silverducks reviews
As the first World War rages on, the lives of those at Downton Abbey will be forever changed. What happens to those left behind at the great estate? Mainly Mary/Matthew, but also including most series 1 characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 74,039 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 4/23/2012 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
The Front by robspace54 reviews
Captain Matthew Crawley and William Mason, his aide, are in combat in France in the horrible world of trench warfare. How do they cope with the stress of battle? Are thoughts of home a harbor of safe haven or a vain hope of salvation?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 39 - Words: 59,467 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/19/2012 - Published: 2/19/2012 - Matthew C., William M.
The Cowboy and the Ladies by paladin1916 reviews
A M/M AU. A wounded Canadian soldier. A baby. Love at first sight.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 39,256 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Whatever Hope Is Yours by Captain Evermind reviews
In which Matthew and Mary struggle to come to terms with his injury, and what it means for their growing relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,415 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 3/13/2012 - Published: 3/1/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Never Such Innocence Again by Chickwriter reviews
June 1918. "All alone, with plenty of money, and a house in Eaton Square? I can't imagine anything better." It came too soon for her, and now Lady Mary Carlisle feels nothing. Definitely AU and positively M/M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 47,935 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 399 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete