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Author has written 18 stories for Downton Abbey.

20 something from the UK. If I could spend all my days writing and daydreaming, then I'd be a happy girl indeed...I fit it in when I can. Music fanatic and general fangirl.

More than slightly obsessed with Anna/Bates (Okay, they are my OTP of all OTPs and I just have a lot of feelings about them). There's no better man and no finer lady; I would love them however, whatever, whenever. Team Downstairs (though I do like pretty much everyone). Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle are wonderful.

I spend approximately half of my life on Tumblr, indulging my many fangirl tendencies. It's probably not healthy, but I'm way past that point now. If you're at all interested, come and say hello and we shall fangirl together (apologies in advance) : http://a-rabbit-hearted-girl.tumblr.com/


8/3/14: Anything Could Happen is the winner of a Highclere Award for Anna/Bates Modern AU! I actually cannot believe this. This fic is my labour of love and means a lot to me, so I'm just astounded. My eternal thanks to everyone who voted, read, follow, favourite and review *hugs* 32 chapters out of 35 down...

*Writing schedule*

- Anything Could Happen [Chapters 33, 34, 35]

- Returning The Favour [DA era - S1 onwards] [3 part story]

- These Four Walls [DA era - S4 unseen scenes] [2 part story]

- A Fool In Love [DA era - post S4] [one-shot]

Hoping to get back on Love Is An Actual Strength after that, and a couple of other DA era ideas knocking around, as well as a new modern AU.

I'm open to whatever inspiration strikes along the way (owning DVDs and script books is a blessing and curse...)


Winner of Highclere Awards January 2013: If You Can't Sleep (Characterisation of Anna; Characterisation of Bates)

Nominated for Highclere Awards June 2013: What's In A Name (Friendship/Family)

Nominated for Highclere Awards January 2014: Author Anna/Bates; Characterisation of Anna (If You Can't Sleep); Characterisation of Bates (If You Can't Sleep); Genre Romance/Fluff (Keep Me A Secret); Anna/Bates Canon (The Christmas Gifts); Anna/Bates AU Modern (Anything Could Happen); Anna/Bates Overall (What's In A Name)

Winner of Highclere Awards January 2014: Anything Could Happen (Anna/Bates AU Modern)

Runner-up of Highclere Awards January 2014: The Christmas Gifts (Anna/Bates Canon)

Can't believe I could get such honours. All my thanks to every person who reads, reviews, favourites, follows or nominates any of my fics. It's an honour to be a part of such a creative community and I'm indebted to your support, it's what keeps me inspired, alongside my crazy A/B love.

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For This Love by mille libri reviews
Bates and Anna couldn't have known where that first handshake would lead them: short vignettes covering on- and off-screen scenes in their romance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 98 - Words: 85,720 - Reviews: 320 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 21h ago - Published: 4/21/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
Weight Of The World by TestShip reviews
Modern AU. John Bates is struggling to get his life back on track after a traumatic experience. He follows his mother's advice and seeks help with a therapist, Anna Smith. Can she help him get through this difficult period and ignore the growing connection between them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 24,822 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 1/5 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Song of the Heart by fuzzydream reviews
"Deny me light, deny me spring, but never your laughter, for I would die." Pablo Neruda
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,382 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/7 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Right Path by Eady of Old reviews
AU S2 Unable to find grounds for a divorce from Vera, Bates stays away from Downton and Anna until fate intervenes with a chance meeting in London.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,581 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/31 - Published: 3/24 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Word Gets Around by bugsfic reviews
The winding path that gossip takes in the great house.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,580 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/29 - Published: 2/26 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Make You Feel My Love by Downtonluvr reviews
Set in a present day modern A/U- John Bates is a fire fighter struggling with the law and life. After a court order forces him to get the help he needs, John meets Anna, his saving grace. The timing could not be more wrong and John's past continues to haunt him. Plus, Anna has a few secrets of her own as well.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 21 - Words: 109,329 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 3/27 - Published: 4/27/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Not Such a Secret by Eady of Old reviews
When Anna and Bates find out that they are expecting a child, they decide to wait a while before telling anyone. But some secrets are impossible to keep in a place like Downton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,127 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/24 - Published: 3/17 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Mary C., E. Hughes - Complete
The Torture of Not Knowing by Eady of Old reviews
S4 AU. After overhearing the conversation in the hallway between Mrs. Hughes and Anna, Bates decides that he does not need to find out Anna's secret. At least not right away. Last chapter rated "M"
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,291 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/23 - Published: 3/5 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Promises in the Summer Rain by fuzzydream reviews
Two days in two summers, two perspectives, one single dream of happiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,801 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/20 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Light in the Dark by bracetheace reviews
S3 - A little story set shortly after John's release from prison. Anna cloaks she and John in darkness in their bedroom to find out what they can really see. (What can I say, this is pretty much just fluffy smut)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,906 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/17 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Trip by JamesLuver reviews
John and Anna, along with their children, take a trip to Ireland to visit John's cousin. After his eldest daughter drops a bombshell on their faery hunt, John is determined to spoil his wife, but Anna has a secret of her own.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 36,532 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 3/17 - Published: 3/17/2013 - [J. Bates, Anna S.]
Healing by a-lady-to-me reviews
S4 Oneshot - An exploration of a way Anna and Bates might have reintroduced intimacy/closeness back into their relationship after her attack.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,920 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/11 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Across the Universe by poma14 reviews
Can lovers who were ripped apart in one life find each other and reconnect in the next? AU Anna/Bates reincarnation story. What would have happened if Bates had hanged? Romance with a heavy dollop of mystery as Anna and Bates's paths cross once again and they are inexplicably drawn to each other. Will they figure who they were in the past? And how does that affect their future?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 10 - Words: 79,201 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 3/5 - Published: 11/28/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S.
The Golden Hour by katamarann reviews
John and Anna Bates find themselves with an afternoon off and nothing else to do.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,157 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/1 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Without Words by Eady of Old reviews
He didn't need to say the words.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,973 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/28 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Prisoner TR3112 by bugsfic reviews
They release the prisoners at dawn.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,522 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/22 - [Anna S., J. Bates] OC - Complete
The First Port of Call by pussycatwithattitude reviews
When Bates returns home with the cut above his eye, Anna seeks him out later that night in the hope of easing his physical and emotional pains. Set during 2.06 after Bates returns from London. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,523 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Small Things, Great Love by JamesLuver reviews
John Bates knows that he's not destined for great things, not after the life that he's had. But perhaps he can show the measure of himself in other ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 26,338 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 2/14 - Published: 2/10 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
The Long and Winding Road by pussycatwithattitude reviews
When Anna receives news of her family a week after Bates is released, husband and wife must face another hurdle in yet another chapter of their lives, only this time with a six-year-old in tow.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 50,607 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/11 - Published: 12/13/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Parts of a Whole by Umbrella-ella reviews
There is joy, there is heartbreak, but in between, in those small moments that define us, there is true love. The story of Anna and Mr. Bates, told in multiple installments.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 33,806 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 2/7 - Published: 3/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Very Special Indeed by a-lady-to-me reviews
Series 1 - Slight A/U (but who knows?) - After Bates brings her the lovely tray; Anna witnesses him shoving Thomas against the wall, and goes to the courtyard to think. What happens when Bates joins her?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,679 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/5 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Milk Train by poma14 reviews
John Bates takes the early morning train for a new start in life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 792 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/12 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Never Doubt by TestShip reviews
Alternative ending for 4.03, one-shot. What if Bates went down with Anna to prepare her a powder? Pure fluff, because my mind wanted happy Anna and Bates in S4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,191 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/29/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Good Men Aren't Like Buses by Downtonluvr reviews
John and Anna spent months travelling on the same bus to the same job but never noticed one another. That is until now. But will they act upon their feelings?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,915 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/29/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Sea Calls by TestShip reviews
Modern story. Anna and John met at a party just before John left to go to war. They stayed in contact until John cut all ties after his injury. Years later they meet again under different circumstances. Through changes in both their lives, they can't be more then friends. But is friendship enough with their history?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 63,399 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 7/29/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
(Lifting) The Fog of Misery by JamesLuver reviews
Downton100 challenge. Oneshots based on Anna and Mr. Bates' relationship, from the fledgling days of friendship to the horror of his imprisonment, stretching beyond into their happy life together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 45,275 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/30/2013 - Published: 6/8/2012 - [J. Bates, Anna S.]
New Tides by fuzzydream reviews
Anna and Bates, one year after the opera concert night. Spoilers for Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,056 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/18/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Bates's Head by E.Phoard reviews
An exploration of Bates's character and personal growth, especially in relation to his relationship with Anna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 49 - Words: 109,544 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 10/1/2013 - Published: 11/1/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
For Good and Proper by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle reviews
My second DA fic, this time multi-chapter. Starts at S02E03, but goes more AU from there. Finding Bates again leads Anna to make a difficult decision for the both of them, but it may be the only hope for the future they so long for together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 53,166 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Sing While it is Still Dark by luvinx reviews
Short piece that directly follows the garter scene, Series 3 Episode 2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,625 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Blue Wire or Red Wire? by luvinx reviews
Follows Pub scene, S02E03. I have always felt like Anna would have needed a bit more reassurance from John after their break. I also think that an understanding was established between them about their relationship before going forward. Anna loves John but she is no fool. John has a bit more diffusing to do. This is what results when my mind goes that way.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,964 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/1/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Book Club by poma14 reviews
In the wake of Matthew's death, Anna tries to cheer the house by forming a book club (you know the one she mentioned to Molesley in S2:E2). John is a reluctant participant, but ends up learning that being a good sport comes with its own rewards. Total crack story! Most of the downstairs characters (and Branson too!) make an appearance in this hopefully amusing one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,378 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/14/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Talk at a Table by Harpy101 reviews
Just a little extra conversation in a pub. The section in italics is not mine. Neither are these characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,340 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/20/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A Midsummer Night's Walk Home by Harpy101 reviews
A Banna-Shipping three-part one-off for Midsummer, with little magic and a bit of the Bard. I just want them to be happy. These characters are not mine.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,601 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/14/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Until We Can Manage by LaLizi reviews
Multichapter - Anna and Mr. Bates have been reunited at last, yet, a cottage has not been made available upon his return. Newlyweds that have been separated, once reunited, cannot be kept apart as a vigilant Mrs. Hughes finds out. Forced to live in separate quarters, will the Housekeeper put an end to their shenanigans or will she enable their reunions? Will transition to M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 85,267 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 2/7/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Calm Waters by fuzzydream reviews
John fights depression and tries to get his life back on track. Anna's past still torments her and she's forced to take some time away from work to move on. They both end up in a place called Calm Waters. Will they be able to help each other and cure themselves? Modern AU. M-rated from Chapter 9. Nominated for two Highclere Awards, winner of A/B angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 53,699 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 5/18/2013 - Published: 2/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Old Wound and a Cushion by Harpy101 reviews
Chronic pain can be life-diminishing, but psychological pain can be just as trying. It's not always easy to live with someone who has to bear these kinds of burdens. But Anna is resourceful and will not be dissuaded. This is the first chapter. Succeeding chapters will have different ratings. These are not my characters. PLEASE NOTE THE RATING CHANGE WITH THE ADDITION OF CHAPTER 3.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,582 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/10/2013 - Published: 4/29/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates, Robert C.
Past Tense, Present Perfect by fuzzydream reviews
Set during the 2012 Christmas Special. Enjoying a fine picnic with his wife, Mr Bates thinks about the past, the present and what the future might bring.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,946 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/10/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Let Her Be A Child by Bellarsam Chrisjulittle reviews
Post S3 Christmas special. Little oneshot that was so beautiful I couldn't get it out of my head. Please enjoy and REVIEW!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,805 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/8/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Another Night In A Cottage - The Importance of Bliss by Harpy101 reviews
Toward the end of Season 3 John Bates was starting to become more expressive, at least to Anna. It's an interesting turn for this character. Considering his deep history and his passionate nature, how does this development emerge in lovemaking? These are not my characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,770 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/22/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A Wedding Night, Part 2 by Harpy101 reviews
This was requested by a kind reader. The first line in italics is my approximation at a stage direction, or possibly an ad-lib by the actors in the scene. These characters are not mine.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,109 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
Out of My League by TheCaneOfBates reviews
AU Modern fiction. John Bates is a single father, former fireman, now a mechanic. Anna Smith is a famous singer. The two meet at Mary Crawley's 30th birthday party. The Crawleys and their daughters also feature heavily...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 133,940 - Reviews: 183 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 3/21/2013 - Published: 11/6/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Story of Africa by Harpy101 reviews
A few moments of Anna/John Bates married bliss, with a mental vacation.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,160 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by NefretForthEmerson reviews
The letters of Mr. Bates and Anna during the imprisonment.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 5,816 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/12/2013 - Published: 8/22/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Dancing on Broken Glass by fuzzydream reviews
Modern AU. Anna is a successful ballet teacher with a charming boyfriend. John is a single dad who is going through his second divorce. When Anna becomes John's daughter's ballet teacher, everything can change. Will they give into their feelings?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 19 - Words: 56,674 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 1/26/2013 - Published: 8/8/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Winter Winds by JamesLuver reviews
It's Christmas 1914. Anna and Mr. Bates' situation is the same as it always has been, until a mishap under the mistletoe forces everything to change. Winner of A/B canon, nominated in A/B angst in Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,316 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/25/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Faery's kiss by cherry88 reviews
Modern AU, Anna and Bates meet at an audition for a new romantic stage play.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 29,246 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/10/2012 - Published: 8/23/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Space Between by kbillygoat reviews
Development of Anna and Bates relationship set between Series 1 and Series 2. How Mr. Bates went "very keen" at the garden party to proposing to Anna at the beginning of series 2. Reviews greatly appreciated!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,477 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/27/2012 - Published: 10/7/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
Comfortable by Lady Kes reviews
The semi-obligatory Anna/Bates wedding night fic. No smut - whether that's a recommendation or a warning is up to you.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,037 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/15/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Second Parting by fuzzydream reviews
A glimpse in the life of John and Anna Bates, six months into John's release. No spoilers, not really.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,683 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/2/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
From Cannes, with Love by JamesLuver reviews
While in France, Anna purchases a present that she thinks her husband will enjoy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,233 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/29/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Surrounded by Lady Kes reviews
Anna and Gwen discuss flowers and followers, and Mr. Bates finds a way to smooth the waters. Anna/Bates, with Anna/Gwen friendship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/25/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Acclimatising by JamesLuver reviews
Anna and John have finally been afforded the time to "get used to each other". Winner of A/B fluff, nominated in M-rating, and A/B fic in Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,953 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/23/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
The First Time by poma14 reviews
During the course of one very long day, John Bates confronts the ghosts of his past including PTSD and alcoholism which allow him to express his feelings for Anna for...the first time. Takes place between Seasons 1 and 2, soon after the war started. Chapter 7 is up: LAST CHAPTER! Anna's past allows John to say those three little words for the first time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,281 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/22/2012 - Published: 5/29/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Between the Lines by Renee712 reviews
All of the little firsts we miss for Anna and Bates, and a lot of the conversations we should have seen. Will start fluffy, get mildly angsty, and end steamy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,903 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 9/18/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
Made to be Broken by JamesLuver reviews
He had promised her that he wouldn't give up on hope. But promises were made to be broken. Nominated for a Highclere Award 2014 for technique and A/B angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 34,510 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 9/14/2012 - Published: 7/30/2012 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
A Salve for Many Things by Lady Kes reviews
In the aftermath of Mr. Pamuk's unfortunate demise, Anna finds herself in need of a salve. Anna/Bates friendship
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/11/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Five Years by JamesLuver reviews
The first five years of their marriage hadn't been easy, but Anna wouldn't change them for the world.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,745 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 8/3/2012 - Published: 4/10/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
So I Sing a Song of Love by fuzzydream reviews
Alternate universe. John Bates tries to find the path that will lead him to find himself when meets Anna Smith, who is facing serious changes and hard decisions after leaving Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,694 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/22/2012 - Published: 6/9/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A New Start by digthatshizz reviews
Modern/AU. John Bates has taken up the vacant Deputy Headmaster post at St Peter's Secondary School in York. Here he meets up again with old friend and headmaster Robert Crawley, as well as Head Of English, Anna Smith.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 94,603 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/21/2012 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
A Period Of Adjustment by Jayneysuk reviews
John Bates has been released from prison but that is only the start of it. Two weeks on and he's finding it harder than he imagined. This is a little angsty take on his homecoming.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,632 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
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: 134 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 11/17/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
My Coy Mistress by Dinkley reviews
What if he hadn't refused her request? Rated M for sMuttish content. Kind of sequel to "Thoughts back home". Enjoy!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,574 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/2/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
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Returning the Favour reviews
Acts of kindness never go unrewarded, especially to those who show kindness the most of all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,883 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 3/23 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] Mary C., Gwen D.
Anything Could Happen reviews
In the space of a few hours, Anna Smith's life is turned upside down. Can a chance encounter on a Underground train change everything for the better, and guide her to where she is meant to be? Modern Anna and Bates AU, based on the film Sliding Doors. M Rated from Chapter 10. [Winner of 2014 Highclere Award for Anna/Bates Modern AU story]
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 248,037 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 3/29 - Published: 3/24/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
When The Heart Speaks reviews
Ever since Anna fell in love with Mr. Bates, she has been eager for him to return the feelings. When it seems that he will never change the state of their relationship, Anna takes matters into her own hands on the most romantic day of the year. Set after 1.5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,327 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
It All Comes Down To You reviews
Rewrite of 4.8. When the burden of the truth becomes too much to bear, Anna decides the time has come to reach out to her husband. Spoilers for S4, slight trigger warning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,470 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/16 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Tea for Two reviews
A familiar routine takes an interesting turn for Anna and John after hours...Inspired by 4.1 so spoilers, I guess (though nothing big, really). Oh, and smuttiness ahead.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,379 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/28/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
A Return to Scotland reviews
A few years after they first went, Anna, John and their daughter venture to Scotland again for a holiday of their own. Will it be a trip to remember?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 29,258 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 9/22/2013 - Published: 9/12/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Keep Me A Secret reviews
As Valentine's Day approaches at Downton Abbey, Anna comes up with a plan to make the most of the holiday with John. 4.1 speculation (sort of). Flirty fluff ahead!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,022 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/3/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
In Bloom reviews
It's Anna's birthday, and John decides that a simple but very special gesture is the best way to show his love.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,799 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/31/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Love Is An Actual Strength reviews
Two hearts, finding each other unexpectedly, fighting through adversity, celebrating in joy - becoming one. Anna and Bates throughout their relationship, in scenes throughout the series of Downton, and how their love conquers all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,855 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/17/2013 - Published: 7/5/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Some Surprise reviews
Anna is having a bad day, made worse by going to a place she'd rather not. But things can turn around, and as she discovers, surprises are in store. One-shot, written for Anna/Bates 'first kiss' prompt challenge. Set between 1.6 and 1.7.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,994 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/26/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
What's In A Name reviews
A look into John and Anna's life as the next stage of it begins, and they welcome some new arrivals. Future Bates Family fluffiness. A follow-up to If You Can't Sleep, but also reads as a stand-alone story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 33,280 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 2/15/2013 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Perfect Year reviews
New Year's Eve, 1920. Hopes are high and promise is in the air as the old year gets ready to fly away...and Anna and John share an encounter in the empty ballroom of Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,312 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/6/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Christmas Gifts reviews
Five Christmases. Five different wishes that are hoped for. It's a time for magic to happen and dreams to come true - will they do so for Anna and John?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 41,654 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/4/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Home Sweet Home reviews
Anna and John settle into their cottage. Otherwise known as 'cottage fluff'. Spoilers for 3.7 (and what I hope will be spoilers for 3.8). M rating is for the last section.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,665 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A Letter to America reviews
Slight AU one-shot. What if John had still been granted the reprieve, but Anna and Lady Mary had taken their trip to America? Within a world of difference, there are some things that can't be left behind. Anna/Bates from across the ocean, with some Anna/Mary friendship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,756 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
If You Can't Sleep reviews
An early night beckons for Anna, but like so many before this one, she finds that rest isn't coming so easily to her. But then it occurs to her that being wide awake in the middle of the night isn't a new problem...a series of some of Anna's sleepless nights, from DA Series 1 to an imagined S3. [Winner of 2013 Highclere Award - characterisation of Anna, characterisation of Bates]
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 60,100 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Take The Road Forgotten reviews
John Bates emerges from prison bruised and battered: a broken man in every sense. Is it possible that he is able to return to Downton, Anna and the life he knew only too briefly? Story inspired by a song that tells the story of Mr Bates... Downton, Anna/Bates and Snow Patrol - three of my most favourite things.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,217 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/1/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Second Spring reviews
The day she has waited for for so long has finally arrived and change is in the air. But why can't Anna embrace it? A little look inside Anna's head, in 3 parts. First Downton fanfic, all for the absolute wonder that is Team Housemaid/Valet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,089 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete