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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: 1605 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 349 - 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: 486 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 308 - Updated: 11/22/2015 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Please Come Back to Me by swong74 reviews
Updated : What could have happen post DA-S3 Christmas special episode; if Matthew had miraculously survived and recovered. (spoiler alert if you haven't seen or read about what happened).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 122,527 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 7/16/2014 - Published: 12/28/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
A Love to Lean On by R. Grace reviews
Sequel to Love on Any Terms. With Mary's steadfast love and fierce determination as his anchor, Matthew embarks on a long and difficult journey to complete recovery, facing heartache, loss, and other struggles along the way. Rated M for sexual content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,386 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 144 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
For Ye Devour Widows' Houses by AnniellaEyes reviews
Season 1 altered back-story: Mary married Patrick before he perished on the Titanic and so, with Matthew becoming heir, she has been twice denied her inheritance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 91,645 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 11/14/2011 - 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: 449 - Favs: 271 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 5/25/2013 - Published: 11/22/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
With All The Time In The World by OrangeShipper reviews
They've put themselves in an impossible situation; far too soon for any sort of affection, let alone love. With all the time in the world, perhaps their relationship could develop. But do they have it? Sequel to Fuel on the Fire - an AU from episode 1x02
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 85,617 - Reviews: 577 - Favs: 222 - Follows: 213 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - 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: 442 - Follows: 329 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Her Great Matter by Ultrahotpink reviews
Set after Series One Episode Three. Lady Mary finds herself in a troubling predicament after her evening with Pamuk...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,384 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 12/4/2012 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
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: 1046 - Favs: 396 - Follows: 237 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Untidy by R. Grace reviews
Missing scene from 3.08 (so slight spoilers). M/M smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,026 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Convince Me Again by OrangeShipper reviews
Try as he might to believe her - and how he wishes he could - Matthew just needs a little more convincing from his wife. Even if it does make her a little untidy before dinner... Mild 3x07 spoilers, nothing major.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,123 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Drops in the River by Kaitsy reviews
A thorough look of series two milestones with Matthew through Mary's eyes. Slightly AU, some scenes original but it sticks to the script in other places. Mary & Matthew war angst, essentially. Lots of dialogue and internal struggles abound! T for dark themes, romance in later chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 47,902 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/9/2012 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
To Have and To Hold by Pemonynen reviews
After a surprising turn of events, Mary and Matthew realise that things could be worse. Post 3.03 spec fic. Contains spoilers for 3.03.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,392 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/7/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Nothing To Mar Their Joy by OrangeShipper reviews
"The first days of their honeymoon had been utterly blissful. Not quite perfect – but blissful, nonetheless, and on reflection they wouldn't have changed one thing." A short wondering on the first few days following their wedding - no spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,826 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/23/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Impropriety by Novindalf reviews
Spoilers for S3E01. This time Mary does come and kiss him when he calls...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 564 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
No Light, No Light by Chickwriter reviews
Post S2. Matthew comes back to tell Mary she will have to testify in Bates' trial about a story she never wanted told.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,239 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 9/10/2012 - Published: 11/9/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Consequences of the Castle by Of Sandwiches and Sea-Monsters reviews
Summer 1913. When a bitter argument at Scarborough Castle turns into something altogether more passionate, Matthew and Mary find themselves forced to deal with the emotional and practical consequences of their unthinking actions. S01 AU smutty epic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 70,431 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 6/7/2012 - Published: 1/23/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Hours 'Til Dawn by poma14 reviews
Bates' fate hangs in the balance. Will the truth of Vera's death come out before it's too late? Set during Christmas Special. Obviously, A/B pairing. But also some M/M and S/B incorporated.**FINAL CHAPTER IS UP: What is Anna's decision?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 44,521 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 11/17/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Mend Her Shattered Heart by Athena mou reviews
Mary's attempt to find love outside of the English aristocracy ends abruptly with her fiancé in jail. Accepting Matthew's proposal she finds herself married to the heir. Will things work out for them? As the Dowager says, "Marriage is a long business."
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,873 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 3/31/2012 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Mary C., Matthew 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: 439 - Follows: 256 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Marriage by Entail by Tripp3235 reviews
What if the entail did put in a provision in case there were only daughters born to the estate? And what if Matthew had family obligations that required substantial monetary solutions? A long running AU story for S1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 52,203 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
All That Is Left by OrangeShipper reviews
A hasty decision leads to consequences that will change their lives. AU S2 - how it should have been! EPILOGUE NOW UP: All good things...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 152,830 - Reviews: 692 - Favs: 657 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
United at Last by Athena mou reviews
I had this idea to write 2 versions of "the wedding night". The 1st, assumes that Pamuk did show Mary the 'delights of passion'. /It is their wedding night. Both slightly nervous about taking this step that will forever seal their life together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,635 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
The Silent Land by Ju-dou reviews
As war rips through the generations, long held secrets emerge and a past once hidden is awoken.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 66,586 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 2/15/2012 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Our Lives Together by Katalius123 reviews
Matthew and Mary are engaged and ready to embrace their future as the next Earl and Countess of Grantham. Just my imaginings of how that life might go.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,990 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 1/31/2012 - Published: 12/31/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Indestructible by Epea Pteroenta reviews
It is two months since the events of episode 8 when the reappearance of a forgotten talisman in Matthew's sock drawer sets off a chain reaction which might be enough to break a cycle of destructive behaviour. Eventual catharsis.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,018 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 1/30/2012 - Published: 11/7/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
If You Were the Only Girl in the World by Elfinium reviews
Ok, I'll admit it... I cannot wait nine months for my Downton fix, so I decided to carry on without Mr Fellowes assistance. No doubt he will change it all anyway. But this is how I want things to go after the Christmas swoon fest. Enjoy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 37,120 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 143 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 1/24/2012 - Published: 1/6/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Wedding Day by andromedasangst reviews
The day has arrived- in a matter of hours Mary will be Mrs. Carlisle. Yet she and Matthew are both struggling to find happiness in their lives and with the wedding looming, Mary's future seems bleak. But her fate is already sealed... isn't it?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,138 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/16/2012 - Published: 11/26/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
It's Time by downtonfanatic reviews
My take on Matthew and Mary's wedding day. First fic so please be nice!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,061 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 20 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
All I Want for Christmas by Pemonynen reviews
It's Christmas 1919. Mary is married to Carlisle and visiting Downton. Everything is changing, and quickly, and secrets are coming out thick and fast. Some series 2 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 44,287 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 11/19/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Such Wonderful Things by Of Sandwiches and Sea-Monsters reviews
What you wish had happened during THAT SCENE in 2x04. And later that night. Pure wish fulfilment fantasy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,957 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 10/12/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Case of the Lucky Penny by paladin1916 reviews
My take on what happens between Episode 8 and the Christmas Special. Spoilers abound.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,550 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/19/2011 - Published: 12/9/2011 - Matthew C. - Complete
In the Cold and Warm by TrapperII reviews
Matthew doesn't want Mary to marry Carlisle. Speculative ficlet based on Christmas Special teaser trailer only.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 509 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/15/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - 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: 69 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 12/14/2011 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Painted on Both Sides by Ellie Roo reviews
How did Matthew go from loving a woman like Mary to proposing to a woman like Lavinia? And can he find his way back again? Matthew/Mary, Matthew/Lavinia
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,483 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/5/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Any Other World by Chickwriter reviews
When a badly wounded Matthew returns from the front, the only person he wants is Mary... but he doesn't know that.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,862 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 294 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 9/5/2011 - Published: 8/3/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete