thelastbumblebee
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Joined 02-18-12, id: 3736242
Author has written 7 stories for Downton Abbey, and Call the Midwife.
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University Challenge by Silvestria 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: 774 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 553 - Updated: 12/25/2015 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., Anna S.
Downton Abbey & Zombies by The Yankee Countess reviews
What if the Zombie Apocalypse took place immediately following WWI? What if the poison gas used in WWI caused serious, biological repercussions, that brought the dead...back to life? What if the men and women of Downton Abbey, both upstairs and downstairs, had to unite to fight off a horde of flesh-eating monsters? Inspired by AMC's "The Walking Dead"
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 321,042 - Reviews: 487 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 11/7/2015 - Published: 9/27/2012
A Meeting of Fates by JamesLuver reviews
Anna is a maid travelling with the Earl of Grantham and his family to Newport, visiting Lady Grantham's family. John is seeking a new life in America, away from his past sins. Sparks fly on the ship of dreams and startling revelations promise to change both of their lives for good, but when the ship hits the ice they are not guaranteed a happy end. Highclere Award '14 nom/winner.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 97,265 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 4/14/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Crises of Midlife by Little Polveir reviews
Shelagh copes with the challenges of life brought by a much older husband, absent friends and grown up children.
Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 38 - Words: 85,116 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/6/2014 - Published: 4/13/2014 - Patrick, Shelagh, OC, Angela T. - Complete
Anything Could Happen by theglamourfades 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: 35 - Words: 266,439 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/24/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Courtship and Beginnings by moonservant reviews
The end of 2.08 jumps forward a month. But for all the characters, some extremely important things happen. Turnadette focused, but extends to others as well. (No new chapter yet. Just revised Ch. 6)
Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,752 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/29/2013 - Published: 5/6/2013
Wonderful, Wonderful! by dreaming.in.sepia reviews
Patrick and Shelagh's life together after the wonderful series 2 finale, starting with their wedding and moving on through their honeymoon and everything that follows. Very AU (written after series 2 ended so for one, Nonnatus still exists...)
Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 20,054 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 8/20/2013 - Published: 3/17/2013 - [Shelagh, Patrick] Sr. Julienne, Timothy - Complete
A Journey Begins by RaphaellaLacey reviews
The car journey after that breathtakingly romantic scene in the mist! Shelagh and Patrick are suddenly free to express their feelings for each other, but don't know where to start. To be continued... Please review if you have the time :)
Call the Midwife - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,813 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 7/13/2013 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Complete
The Best Thing by Lavender and Hay reviews
Modern Shulienne AU. Shelagh has something to tell her mother. Contains Turnadette.
Call the Midwife - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,006 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/11/2013 - Published: 4/9/2013
What a day we had by Minmiomaya reviews
Shelagh tries to adapt to her new life as a nurse but the nurses also have to find a new way of interacting with the former nun. - This has now strayed a bit from Shelagh and turned into general Call the Midwife post series 2 drama.
Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,647 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 3/14/2013 - Complete
Something Worth Living For by digthatshizz reviews
More modern Anna and Bates. John moves up to the north to run Robert's chain of Bars and Restaurants. With some baggage in tow...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 46,850 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/17/2013 - Published: 8/22/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Love (and Downton) Actually by The Yankee Countess reviews
A bride, a writer, a chef, a waiter, a hotel concierge, a press secretary, a housekeeper, a teacher, a historian, a tv producer, a doctor, a sous-chef, a driver, a CEO, a manager, a best man, a footman, a pop star, two work colleagues, and the Prime Minister. This Christmas, love is actually closer than they realize. (MULTI-SHIP, "Downton Abbey" meets "Love Actually")
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 141,580 - Reviews: 265 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Complete
A Forbidden Attraction by TheCaneOfBates reviews
Anna and Bates. With a twist. What if Anna were one of the ladies of the house? M rated chapters 8 and 12.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 67,263 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/23/2012 - Published: 7/18/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Big Brother, Series 1912 by EOlivet reviews
12 housemates - siblings, couples, strangers, colleagues - compete in a game where unlikely allies emerge, friendships deepen and knowledge may be even more important than power. A period version of Big Brother, Downton Abbey style!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,170 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 9/15/2012 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Complete
If You Can't Sleep by theglamourfades 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: 80 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/8/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Lady of the House by MimiK reviews
Set after CS - Edith is happily married to Sir Anthony. She now works to become the lady of her house. Rated for much fluffiness
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,870 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/28/2012 - Published: 8/15/2012 - Edith C., Anthony S.
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: 32 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/3/2012 - Published: 4/10/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
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: 61 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Misty Rains by fuzzydream archive reviews
Modern AU. Anna is a nurse who lives a normal life until John Bates arrives in town. Will her life ever be the same?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 41,859 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 7/7/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Courtyard by digthatshizz reviews
Playing on the idea of the courtyard being the place Anna and Bates have their most meaningful interactions.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,419 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/19/2012 - Published: 4/20/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
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: 135 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 11/17/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Downton Sands by digthatshizz reviews
Downton Abbey... in a North-East England Holiday Park. A Modern/AU story. Please don't let the M rating put you off, there are only two bits so far and it's not even that bad, we just gone M to cover ourselves :-
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,854 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/9/2012 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
Winter Rain by fictionalheart reviews
A series of one-shots on the life of the Bransons as they face a series of challenges in Dublin, beginning in January of 1920. Canon up until and including the Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,987 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/25/2012 - Published: 1/11/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson
Filling the Gaps by digthatshizz reviews
Filling the gaps in and around Mr Bates and Anna's wedding. Rating moved up to T, just in case. We are now up to the morning after the night before.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,319 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 3/16/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Will he surrender? by cherry88 reviews
Modern AU: There's a new manager at the office Anna is working for... Will he become a good colleague?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,048 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/5/2012 - Published: 2/23/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Downton Pub by Stories2Tell reviews
Anna's life has been standing still. Her life changes forever when she moves in with Mary and meets a knight to rescue her. Modern AU Anna/Bates with a side of most other characters and couples throughout. Will become M later on.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,284 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 2/16/2012 - Published: 2/7/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
It All Began At Downton Modern AU by TheShippyQueen reviews
Written initially as a challenge. Anna and John meet for the first time at Downton and their relationship moves from there. Some strong language.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,339 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 11/29/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates
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Looking Forward reviews
A collection of Turnadette one-shots based on the previous fic Mixed Emotions. Note: this will make no sense if you haven't read Mixed Emotions! Rated T for language and a bit of fluff
Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,114 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/24/2014 - Published: 5/22/2014 - Patrick, Shelagh
Mixed Emotions reviews
A modern A/U Turnadette Fic, although you'll see almost every one of the CTM characters: set in the maternity unit of a London Hospital!
Call the Midwife - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 57 - Words: 138,299 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/18/2014 - Published: 4/25/2013 - Complete
As Time Goes By reviews
AU prequal to my fic 'what the future holds' - Runs from 1921 - 1937
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,661 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/26/2013 - Published: 8/31/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S.
No Guarantees reviews
Modern A/U - Anna Smith and John Bates meet at a wedding ... and the rest is history! A bit of angst - a bit of romance - and a few laughs along the way!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 27,572 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/21/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
What the future holds reviews
AU look at what life holds for Mr and Mrs Bates at three points in their life, in 1938, 1943 & 1948. With family life, work life and a changing world. A bit of fluff and domesticity - no big life changing plots
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,600 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/5/2012 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
New Starts reviews
A kind of "Second chances" part 2, it's all a bit fluffy to start - but Vera'll be back - and she'll be busy being evil!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,192 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/17/2012 - Published: 3/27/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Second chances reviews
Modern A/U set in Leeds, Anna is an A&E nurse who meets to gallant, charming and mysterious Mr Bates. My first story - so please review - thanks! x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,052 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 3/12/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete