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Author has written 11 stories for Downton Abbey.
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Will You Marry Mii? by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Plot bunny from Chelsie-Carson/Hogwarts Duo that's evolved into some weird AU/canon mix. Chelsie engagement, video games, early retirement, and more. Frivolous, fluffy fun for our duo.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,200 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/17/2019 - Published: 3/17/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Little Courage by chelsietea reviews
After the death of her son, Isobel finds comfort in Richard and, as their relationship blossoms, Charles tries to take up his courage to sort things out with Elsie. Set after the third season Christmas Special. Charles/Elsie, Richard/Isobel.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 48,433 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/8/2018 - Published: 3/23/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C.]
Getting Used to It by partiallyyours reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have something to get used to.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,974 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 11/8/2017 - Published: 9/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Open Thou Mine Eyes by Kissman reviews
When Mrs. Hughes loses her eyesight, her life as the housekeeper of Downton Abbey is over. Perhaps with Mr. Carson she will be able to realize a new life just beginning. Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 90,263 - Reviews: 966 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 10/8/2017 - Published: 10/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Perpetual Motion by Chelsie Dagger reviews
January 1922: Part of the 'Moving' AU. Charles and Elsie continue to build their life in Hull, visit Downton, go to Germany and eventually take their trip to Italy. Life happens along the way. This is, essentially, my take on series 4 and beyond (WAY BEYOND)!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 145 - Words: 288,135 - Reviews: 1603 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 9/19/2016 - Published: 7/24/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Stubborn Love by Lindsey Grissom reviews
Modern AU: When Professor Hughes decides she's had enough of being alone and waiting hopelessly for her dear friend to fall in love with her, she sets into motion a chain of events Professor Carson might not be ready for. With Elsie embracing a new 'live a little' attitude, the Downton University faculty will never be the same again but could Charles really lose the woman he loves?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 64,085 - Reviews: 778 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 7/3/2016 - Published: 1/3/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
The Best of Intentions by icbdrummergirl reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are well-respected for their ability to keep their cool in stressful situations, but can they keep their cool when it comes to each other? How long can they keep their true feelings from one another? Rated M for future chapters. This is my third fic ever published, so please feel free to review! Disclaimer: I do not own Downton Abbey or its characters!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 52,304 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 5/21/2016 - Published: 11/3/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Stuff and Nonsense by Chelsie Dagger reviews
A random collection of my silly thoughts- This will include Stuff that may be decidedly OOC and Nonsense that is borderline crackfic. Could be a drabble or a poem or a fortune cookie, who knows what will happen? Certainly not me;) Mostly Chelsie but others too.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 22 - Words: 26,831 - Reviews: 269 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/4/2016 - Published: 10/21/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Thomas, Robert C.
Honourable by Merida Hughsie reviews
It had been designed to tear them apart, but in the end it had only brought them still closer togther. A story about how love can come from grievous experiences.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 90,611 - Reviews: 398 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 2/13/2016 - Published: 7/30/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Simply Too Perfect by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
Charles Carson lives two very different lives and dwells too much on the one he can't have. Set 11 years before Series One.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 29,657 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 11/18/2015 - Published: 6/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
Nippy Sweetie by deeedeee reviews
a.k.a NipS. Frequently NSFW. Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson, and a long journey. It started out as sass appreciation, pure and simple, and got a little complicated. CarsonxHughes, CarsonxCarson and HughesxHughes getting over the fears taught by society and getting their shit together. Set during and after s4, with various lines of dialogue from s5 and possibly s6 (we'll see).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 260 - Words: 152,261 - Reviews: 2904 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 108 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 8/2/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Broken Road by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Mr and Mrs Carson are retired. [Lyrics by Rascall Flatts' Bless the Broken Road.']
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,927 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/12/2015 - Published: 1/9/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
As Requested by Lindsey Grissom reviews
A collection of Downton Abbey prompt responses, mostly Chelsie. There will be some spoilers for the latest series/special. Rating will only apply to some responses.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 35,938 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/5/2015 - Published: 11/8/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
You Were Never So Happy As You Danced In His Arms by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
Anna's goodbye letter to Mrs Hughes, encouraging her that life is too short to stay silent. Set in Series 2 CS after the servants ball.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,304 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 7/26/2015 - Published: 1/15/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Living a Little by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Post Season 5. A short, multi-chapter fic about Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes living a little on the night of the Servant's Ball.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,422 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 7/12/2015 - Published: 1/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Stuck with you by GeordieLass reviews
This story will follow Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson after the Series 5 Christmas Special, taking the story forward following Mr Carson's enchanting proposal of marriage. Other characters will feature as we see how those Downstairs and Upstairs react to the engagement x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 90,811 - Reviews: 1709 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 5/29/2015 - Published: 12/28/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Taking Inventory by klswhite reviews
Mrs. Hughes uses some of the cuts in staffing the family has made to her advantage. I don't own any of the characters. Trust me if I did there would be a lot more Chelsie and a lot less of any of the upstairs characters (except the Dowager Countess because she priceless).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 106 - Words: 91,203 - Reviews: 1698 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 5/21/2015 - Published: 11/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Catch Me When I Fall by VoyICJ reviews
With Anna in prison, Mrs. Hughes struggles with her role in the downstairs family. No spoilers for the CS.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,511 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 5/19/2015 - Published: 12/10/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, Anna S. - Complete
Our Little Dream by Chelsie Dagger reviews
A stream of consciousness/interior dialogue piece exploring Carson and Mrs. Hughes in the four months between her revelation about Becky and Christmas. AND BEYOND! Both POV's.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 82,004 - Reviews: 551 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 5/13/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Grantham Arms by kouw reviews
When the past catches up with the present, it isn't always easy to deal with its consequences. Alternate Universe fic, almost spoiler free, includes a very proper Butler and a very different role for the person we normally know as Housekeeper Elsie Hughes. Will often not be safe for work.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 43,164 - Reviews: 537 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 5/13/2015 - Published: 1/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Scenes from a Marriage by VoyICJ reviews
Charles and Elsie try to adapt to retirement and marriage
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 29,525 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 5/4/2015 - Published: 9/8/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Carson and Hughes, from A to Z by evitamockingbird reviews
A collection of one-shots featuring Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes, using a set of prompts written by Kissman - one prompt for each letter of the alphabet. Some fluff and some angst. High angst updates will include a warning at the beginning of the chapter. A few chapters may include S5 spoilers, but there will ALWAYS be a spoiler warning at the top of the chapter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 46,787 - Reviews: 372 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 4/1/2015 - Published: 9/17/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Challenge by dibdab4 reviews
My first Chelsie Challenge. Loving it :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 34,001 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/2/2015 - Published: 2/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Good Stuff by RhondaStar reviews
I got bored with trying to figure out ways to get them together and decided instead just to have some fun! So here they are, married, and skipping right to the good stuff... A sweetly romantic take on their first few days as husband and wife.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 46,711 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 2/13/2015 - Published: 9/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Prompts by kouw reviews
Every now and then, the chelsie-anon leaves prompts in my ask, for which I am very grateful. I am uploading the finished stories here for both pleasure and keeping things organised. Reviews are very much appreciated. Rating from fluffy K to steamy M!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 22,580 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 2/13/2015 - Published: 7/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
In the twenty-third year by JustTrollingUniverse reviews
A glimpse into the life of Elsie Hughes. Starts with her first day at Downton in 1902, captures moments of the following years - one for each. The last chapters might contain spoilers, if you haven't watched Series 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,719 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/10/2015 - Published: 1/5/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Reactions by theoofoof reviews
How did the staff and family react to news of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes' engagement? A follow-up to 'Christmas Morning, 1924' so please read that first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,947 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/1/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C., Mrs Patmore - Complete
Beyond A Doubt by Lindsey Grissom reviews
Sequel to Beyond The Sea. The early days of married life for our reunited sweethearts. Story told as a series of connected 'first time' drabbles.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 18,837 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/27/2015 - Published: 10/11/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
Becky by olehistorian reviews
This story has Season 5 spoilers. It covers a snippet of Mrs. Hughes backstory relating to her sister who resides in Lytham St. Anne's. She and Mr. Carson are traveling for a visit.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,703 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 1/26/2015 - Published: 12/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Time and Place by dibdab4 reviews
Accounts of various periods in Elsie Hughes' and Charles Carson's lives; from farm girl to housekeeper of one of England's stately homes. S5 spoilers within.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,367 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/16/2015 - Published: 1/12/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
It Started with Handshake by dreams and darkness reviews
Lets go back to the start, see how it all began. Who they used to be. How they became the people we know them to be now. AU - Spoilers for all episodes. Rating increase chapter 8
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,950 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/16/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Losing You by storm173 reviews
Set in January 1925. A tragic accident disturbs life at Downton. Season 5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,693 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/5/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cohabitation by RhondaStar reviews
Spoilers for season 5 including Christmas Special. Follows Carson and Hughes through their search for a cottage & explores the changes in their relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,306 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 16 - Published: 12/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Way We Live Now by storm173 reviews
In the midst of the Great War, the secret past of Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes closes in on them. No Season 5 Spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 48,596 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/27/2014 - Published: 4/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Christmas Wish: The First Snowflake by kouw reviews
Elsie wishes upon the first snowflake on Christmas Eve. AU warning. Contains a tiny bit of mature content
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,737 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/16/2014 - Published: 12/13/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Love Me Once and It Will Be Enough by Athena mou reviews
Set in 1911, this story explores what could have been the life of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes had they explored their feelings for each other. On Elsie's 44th birthday, Mr. Carson takes her to Ripon to celebrate. Little did they know that this day would forever change their lives at Downton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,468 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 12/15/2014 - Published: 9/19/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Sweet Serenity by Hogwarts Duo reviews
A snowy Christmas Eve for Charles & Elsie ... pure fluff!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,765 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mischief and Mistletoe by evitamockingbird reviews
It's December and some mistletoe appears at Downton Abbey. Will there be trouble? Vague S5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,546 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 11/29/2014 - Published: 11/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Store Cupboard Spies by LoveUnderLockAndKey reviews
What would our story have been like if Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes had secretly married in 1914? Many characters are in for a roller coaster ride of humour & heart as they furiously try to keep it all under wraps. An alternative look at the story we've come to love so well. *Starts during S1E6*-Chpt 15 & 34 are a bit M
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 63,253 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 11/26/2014 - Published: 3/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, Anna S.
Balancing Act by Londoncalling89 reviews
What are the repercussions of Mrs. Hughes offering of a steadying hand to Mr. Carson? Will they both realize the beauty of life before it has passed them by? A story of lost balance and the hardships of getting it back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 49,660 - Reviews: 487 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 11/24/2014 - Published: 12/26/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Just Dinner by RhondaStar reviews
A continuation of sorts of Series 5 Episode 2. I tried to think of something that could legitimately happen and so we have this short scene with a possible route for the next 'stage' of their relationship. Tracking series 5 as it goes on...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,702 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/21/2014 - Published: 10/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cold by chelsietea reviews
Follow Charles and Elsie in their journey to fight back cold. A collection of 300 words Chelsie drabbles (all of them, seriously) - it's strongly possible for this to become a thing. Rated K, might go up to T and even M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 12,073 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 10/1/2014 - Published: 3/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Tomorrow by Jabberwockette reviews
It had happened before he realized it, but far too late to stop it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,565 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/19/2014 - Published: 2/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Quiet Evolution by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Post S4, mild S5 speculation. Beginning with a garden party, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes reflect on life and a job well done with the promise of more on the horizon. Together and apart, they learn how to navigate their feelings and places in the world as Downton ushers in a new era. This is the author's first Downton fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 58,626 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/16/2014 - Published: 6/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sincerely Yours by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Bute returns to Grantham House shortly after the day at the beach and Mrs. Hughes has to return to Yorkshire. As always, she and Mr. Carson correspond, but their letters aren't quite like what they've written during past Seasons. No Season 5 Spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 73,072 - Reviews: 671 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/11/2014 - Published: 7/25/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, OC - Complete
Tempered by deeedeee reviews
End of s4. Mrs Hughes, Mr Carson, the seaside, and what happens afterward.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,938 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 6/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Me! by Kissman reviews
A collection of Chelsie ficlets inspired by a list of prompts all phrased "[blank] me" posted by askboxmemes on tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 51,000 - Reviews: 488 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 8/22/2014 - Published: 3/17/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Umpire by kouw reviews
The yearly cricket match is being played on a beautiful English summer's day and the status quo is suddenly completely overthrown. Rating subject to change.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,183 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 8/11/2014 - Published: 7/9/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S., Gwen D. - Complete
Metamorphisis by AraLupus reviews
"I suppose you never wasted a chance" He realises quickly that she knows exactly what chances he had wasted over the years, could see it in her expression, in those eyes that held him captive so easily. All those opportunities wasted and squandered to be regretted late at night when he lay alone in his bed with only regrets and shadows to keep him company.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,663 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/9/2014 - Published: 7/22/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Seasons: Spring by chelsie fan reviews
AU young Carson and Hughes, set in 1900. The new head housemaid and the butler find themselves quite taken with each other. The feelings stirred by the heat and electricity of a springtime thunderstorm prove too compelling to resist.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,005 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/26/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Here and Now by GeordieLass reviews
This is mainly a Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes story set during Series 5. However, Richard Clarkson will appear, as will Isobel Crawley to a lesser extent. As a ghost from Charles's past re-emerges, will he choose his past over his present? Does the Butler appreciate what he has here and now?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 100 - Words: 213,989 - Reviews: 2192 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson - Complete
Together With a Crash by partiallyyours reviews
Mrs. Hughes receives unwelcome news.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 17,428 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 6/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
You Really Had A Wonderful Life by SkeletonTea reviews
A man with the weight of the world on his shoulders and the choice that could forever change not only himself but the ones around him. A twist of the classic holiday movie 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,131 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/18/2014 - Published: 6/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Clouds from the past by princegeorge reviews
When the Dowager Countess tells Carson she wants a word with the housekeeper, Mrs Hughes fears it's not about the household.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 31,189 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/13/2014 - Published: 12/16/2013 - Violet C., E. Hughes - Complete
What remains of the Past by onmyside reviews
AU: Downton Abbey in 2013. The house is a 5 star hotel run by Claire Crawley and her parents Marjorie and Richard, the Countess and Earl of Grantham. The Grantham's have three daughters. Viola is the youngest at 31 and a journalist for National Geographic. One day she discovers something in the old attic that will change her life forever and allows us to time travel with her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 26 - Words: 81,667 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 6/6/2014 - Published: 11/1/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Stolen Time by GraceBe reviews
It was their time, given to them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,840 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 6/5/2014 - Published: 1/28/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Wading Into the Unknown by Chelsie Dagger reviews
After the 2013 Christmas Special. It all started with a day at the beach. Extremely extended ending! This has it all; intrigue, romance, angst, irony, betrayal, humor, more romance, London, seduction, healing and Chelsie! Key characters; Carson, Hughes, Thomas, Mary, Beryl, Edith, Molesley, Mrs. Butte, Miss Baxter, Anna and Bates. COMPLETE! 2014 Highclere Award- 'Chelsie Fluff'
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 125 - Words: 266,083 - Reviews: 2079 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 12/26/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Molesley, Edith C. - Complete
Illegitimate by kouw reviews
The staff has been decimated, standards are dropping and Charles Carson is getting close to celebrating his thirtieth year in service of the Granthams. When a person from his past pops up uninvited at his party, Elsie Hughes investigates and finds out more about Charles Carson's past. Together Charles and Elsie walk into an unimagined future. AU. Includes OC.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 33,018 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/2/2014 - Published: 4/9/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] OC - Complete
I hope I've done you Justice by SarLei reviews
An insight into the life of Elsie & Charles Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,446 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/29/2014 - Published: 2/26/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
With a Little Help From Old Friends by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
When her marriage ends badly, Elsie Burns turns to her family for help and a very important friend takes it upon himself to comfort and care for her. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,071 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 5/23/2014 - Published: 12/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, William M., Mrs Patmore
Let Her Go by Mona Love reviews
Elsie leaves Downton. How long will it take Charles to realize it was a mistake to let her go? ...A touch of angst, and whole lot of Chelsie lovin' :) Will definitely be going M :) xoxo
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,444 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 5/6/2014 - Published: 2/5/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Heavy the Head by quirkette100 reviews
If all it took was a heated argument, Spanish Flu, or a world war, it would have happened years ago. So just what would it take for Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes to admit that they have feelings for each other? **UNFINISHED - sorry folks**
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,033 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/29/2014 - Published: 12/30/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
New Times by storm173 reviews
Set after season 4. What changes downstairs and how developes the Carson/Hughes relationship after the beach scene?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 36,905 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 4/22/2014 - Published: 1/9/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Waking by evitamockingbird reviews
What if Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes had behaved differently during 3x3?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,750 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 4/19/2014 - Published: 3/27/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Matters of the Heart by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson is ill. While caring for him, Mrs. Hughes makes a startling discovery. She accidentally comes across his diary and is shocked to find that the entries within are addressed to her! Takes place after Series 3 but before Series 4. Revisits all our favorite Chelsie moments from Series 1, 2, and 3. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 57,477 - Reviews: 731 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 4/12/2014 - Published: 10/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, Dr. Clarkson - Complete
A Little Bird by Mestizaa reviews
Set during the 6 months after Matthew's death. Carson and Hughes are tangoing over the line of propriety. O'Brien notices... WIP. Chap 5 up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,095 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/30/2014 - Published: 2/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, S. O'Brien, Thomas
Healing by princegeorge reviews
After Matthew's death, Mrs Crawley can't cope and is slowly falling apart. Dr Clarkson is trying to find just the right way to help her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,218 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 3/19/2014 - Published: 12/26/2013 - Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson, E. Hughes, Molesley - Complete
Cream and rose brocade by kouw reviews
Alternate Universe where Charles and Elsie live very different lives in Victorian times. Elements of As Time Goes By and Last Tango in Halifax.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 29,807 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 3/4/2014 - Published: 10/5/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Dancing my Way into Your Heart by theoofoof reviews
Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes are in Scotland with the family and the local village is holding a Ceilidh. Mrs Hughes wishes to attend but has no-one to accompany her. Can Mr Carson help?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,425 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/27/2014 - Published: 2/13/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Don't Tell Me You'll Miss Me by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson tells Mrs. Hughes that he's made the decision to leave Downton Abbey to work at Haxby Park for Lady Mary. Starts with his thoughts during and after that brief conversation, and continues beyond that evening. Story will go AU at some point as changes occur in the relationship between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. No S4 spoilers. Winner of a Highclere Award (2014).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 84,179 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/18/2014 - Published: 9/6/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C. - Complete
You Can Trust Me by Happyheart2 reviews
A response to a Chelsie anon prompt a frustrated Carson confronts Elsie regarding her behavior towards himself and Anna causing Elsie to break down...certain circumstances put Elsie in a position to have to protect Anna and her self... series 4 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,137 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2/14/2014 - Published: 10/8/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Lost in London by T3hG33k reviews
The London Housekeeper has disappeared and it's Lady Rose's first season. There's only one logical solution... Mrs. Hughes has to come to London immediately. Season 3 spoilers. Rated T for now, though knowing me as I do...it'll probably become an M in later chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 24,149 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 4/29/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shadows by GraceBe reviews
How will Carson cope when Mrs Hughes confesses a sin from her past to him? Sequel to "Sinning by Silence".
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,303 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/19/2014 - Published: 12/28/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Bathtub Adventures by chelsietea reviews
After their retirement, Charles and Elsie experience a troubled period in their marriage. Will an unexpected situation in the bathroom lead to a reconciliation?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,340 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/18/2014 - Published: 12/16/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Ship of Dreams by SkeletonTea reviews
On her maiden voyage Titanic was called the ship of dreams. The Crawley family embarks on the journey towards America accompanied by seven members of their staff. Carson and Mrs. Hughes find themselves risking everything in order to understand their feelings. With love in the air it only seems inevitable the outcome could be a tragedy. AU Multipairing. Rating may change.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,969 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/7/2014 - Published: 12/15/2013 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
Let's live a little by GeordieLass reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes post Series 4. What happens following their tender moment at the beach?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,835 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/5/2014 - Published: 12/27/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
For Better Or Worse by LaDuchesseHumfrey reviews
The good times. The bad times. The times when they almost held hands. Set during the Christmas Special. Mr Bates and Anna-related angst.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,483 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/31/2013 - Published: 10/15/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
Hold Back My Heart by Mona Love reviews
Carson hears disturbing news while in London for the Season...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 43,085 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 11/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
Charles Carson's A Christmas Carol by chelsie fan reviews
Charles Carson has become too devoted to his butler's duties, the house in which he works, and propriety in general, to have any concern at all for his fellow man. Can a series of supernatural visits persuade him to alter his ways and to effect his own redemption? Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,620 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 12/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - 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
The Magic of Christmas by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Carson has a new reason to be happy this Christmas, and now he wants to create a little magic for everyone else. With a little help from Elsie, he's destined to succeed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,286 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/23/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Take me with you by GeordieLass reviews
As the prospect of retirement looms for the Butler of Downton Abbey will Charles and Elsie finally part ways or will they find happiness and fulfilment together? This story is set at some point after Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 109,707 - Reviews: 796 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/17/2013 - Published: 10/12/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
On Board by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are on their way to London.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 824 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/8/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Depiction by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Mrs. Hughes remembers her sister.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 628 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/25/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Freudian Slip by the maids diaries reviews
Cold, wine and Mr. Carson doing some freudian slips.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,794 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/17/2013 - Published: 5/21/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Sinning by Silence by GraceBe reviews
She had been waiting for this moment for 20 years and now she realized, it had been worth every second of it. Every word, every gesture they had exchanged had led them to this point in their lives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,680 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/29/2013 - Published: 9/9/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Dancing by evitamockingbird reviews
A story of Mr. Carson, Mrs. Hughes, and dancing. It begins when Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are about to sit down for a chat during the wee hours of the morning of January 1, 1921, but are interrupted by unexpected visitors. Follow-up to "One Little Word." AU after S3. No S4 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,510 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/23/2013 - Published: 9/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Acquisition of Memories by evitamockingbird reviews
Another take on the photo frame and what became of it. Contains S4 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,770 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/19/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shock and Aftershock by Bremol reviews
Elsie learns something about Charles that breaks her heart. Can it be mended by something unexpected? Runner up in the final Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 65,299 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/8/2013 - Published: 5/17/2013 - [E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson] - Complete
For her by BarbarafromPrague reviews
Who is the murderer? Everybody on Downton is in danger...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,243 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Published: 10/7/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Small Advances by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes experience a gradual but welcome change in their dealings with each other. Mostly Carson/Hughes with a smattering of other characters, including Mrs. Patmore and Lady Mary. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 31,454 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/5/2013 - Published: 8/21/2013 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
After Grigg by Chelsie Dagger reviews
Series 4 spoilers! Extended ending for Episode 2. All Chelsie, all the time!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,109 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/2/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
An old row by Thequietculchie reviews
Elsie really had wondered if they were getting too old for a good row.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,846 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 9/26/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
They were friends by spokethewind reviews
Grigg has returned. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have very different ideas on how to deal with this situation. Based on season 4 photos and my never-ending imagination.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,524 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 7/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Moving On by Chelsie Dagger reviews
November 1921- An AU series 4. Sequel to Moving Forward- With the house in mourning, Charles and Elsie consider life together and retirement. How will the rest of Downton be affected? Lots of Cora and Robert and Mary as well. Might go T rating later, but will start out mild.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 146,774 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.] - Complete
An Unlikely Friendship by GeordieLass reviews
This is an AU story set during Series 4 and is largely a Chelsie story, following the relationship between Charles and Elsie. However Robert, particularly, plays a significant role in the story as an unlikely friendship develops, and to a lesser extent Cora. As both relationships face difficulties, a friendship offers much comfort.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 71,454 - Reviews: 391 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Solace by chelsie fan reviews
Post-Series 3: Lady Mary grieves for Mr. Matthew; Mr. Carson grieves for Lady Mary; and Mrs. Hughes grieves for Mr. Carson. Mrs. Hughes comforts Mr. Carson, and the two finally express their feelings. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,482 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 8/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Coming Together by Mona Love reviews
Will Carson and Mrs. Hughes' reticence melt away under the stress of a house in mourning? Season 4 speculation. Probably going M rated...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,244 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/10/2013 - Published: 9/5/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Ghosts of the Past by onmyside reviews
Charles Grigg returns to Downton Abbey and Charles Carson is once more confronted with his shameful past. But this time he does not have to face this man alone. Elsie Hughes is there to help him and so does Isobel Crawley.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,602 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 9/9/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, Isobel C.
Third Times A Charm by Mona Love reviews
Response to Chelsie-Anon prompt. Charles and Elsie's dinner at the Grantham Arms is interrupted by an old friend of Elsie's. Will this be the spark they need to finally confess their feelings to one another?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,563 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/21/2013 - Published: 8/4/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
List of a Lifetime by Londoncalling89 reviews
When the end is finally in sight Mrs.Hughes makes a list of all the things she wishes to do before she dies, much to her surprise Mr. Carson decides to help.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 37,063 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 8/16/2013 - Published: 7/31/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Second Thoughts by Vanilla Pod reviews
A litte Chelsie for all you who love them!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 784 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/7/2013 - Published: 3/14/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
A Farmer's Daughter from Argyll by RHRam reviews
The story of Elsie Hughes' life. It begins in the spring of 1867 on a farm in the Argyll region of Scotland, and concludes in a small town in North Yorkshire, England shortly after the end of the Second World War. I'm going to give this story a T rating for now, but the rating will likely change to M in later chapters. Please R&R
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 53,542 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 8/6/2013 - Published: 6/22/2013 - E. Hughes
My Dear Elsie by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Hughes finds a letter addressed to herself on the floor outside the butler's pantry. She doesn't have to open the letter to discover who wrote it; she would know his handwriting anywhere. This takes place shortly after the end of the S3 Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,077 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/3/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mary C. - Complete
Patience by GeordieLass reviews
This story will follow the relationship of Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson. It will focus on their unspoken feelings finally emerging. It is set during Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 71,225 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 7/18/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Another Way by Onesimus42 reviews
An AU version of what could have happened if Elsie Hughes had made different choices in her life. Winner of a Highclere Award
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 63,553 - Reviews: 518 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 3/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Training Wheels by Chelsie Dagger reviews
1902- Carson and the young Ladies Crawley ride bicycles. A sort of prequel to Moving Forward. This was supposed to be a flashback in that story, but got too big. Where there is Charles, there is Elsie. Be patient. Mostly Fluff. Is it September yet? I do not own these characters, only borrowed them from J. Fellowes
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,022 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 7/10/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Sybil C., Mary C. - Complete
Letters of Correspondence by TheLittleLuPone reviews
After his heart attack, Mr. Carson realizes he could have missed his opportunity to tell Ms. Hughes exactly how he feels. Finding that he cannot muster the courage to talk to her about it, he writes her a letter instead. Set mid-season 1. Contains the relationship that all Downton fans are routing for! Carson/Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,353 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 6/27/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Connection by kouw reviews
Crack!fic depicting the mission of a young woman on an Earth-like planet, meticulously documenting the goings on downstairs. Yes. Dis fic be crayzee.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,563 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/10/2013 - Published: 5/30/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] OC - Complete
Stay by Mona Love reviews
A handsome Italian stranger finds his way to Downton. Will he also find a place in Elsie's heart?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,829 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 5/24/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Moving Forward by Chelsie Dagger reviews
Winter 1921- Multichapter speculation that picks up our story immediately following the events of the 2012 Christmas Special (yes, THAT one). Mostly Carson POV. Lots of our favorite butler interacting with everyone, especially our favorite housekeeper. Starts slow, but eventually gives good Chelsie. I do not own these lovely characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,888 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/5/2013 - Published: 6/29/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Back To The Past by HuddyJoy0524 reviews
When Robert and Cora wake up one morning in the year 2010, it's up to Carson and Mrs Hughes (with the help of rest of the household) to figure out how to get them back. A dual Cobert/Chelsie fic. Will contain some sci-fi/action.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 15 - Words: 51,136 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 6/27/2013 - Published: 11/7/2012 - Robert C., Cora C. - Complete
How Love Begins by Mona Love reviews
Carson and Mrs. Hughes discuss their friendship. Set after Series 3 Christmas episode.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,452 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/18/2013 - Published: 6/5/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Changes by onmyside reviews
The house changes, the people in it are changing too. After Matthew's death Carson and Hughes realize that they cannot go on like they used to forever. (Mainly Carson/Hughes but other characters appear as well)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,988 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 5/2/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Goodbyes & Hellos by downtonfan1998 reviews
When Elsie retires from Downton Abbey, to go to Scotland with Beryl, she leaves Charles alone. Will he find her again or will he be alone forever? Now complete, sorry for any mistakes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,424 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/31/2013 - Published: 5/26/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Worries by kouw reviews
Charles and Elsie both worry a lot, mainly about each other (characters: Charles Carson, Elsie Hughes, Thomas Barrow, Mary Crawley, Anna Bates, Alfred Nugent, Edith Crawley , Mrs Patmore, John Bates) rating has gone up for chapter 9, 10 ,11 and 17)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 17,251 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/14/2013 - Published: 4/16/2013 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
Dowton's Scottish Dragon: Secrets Haunt Us by Bremol reviews
As Elsie Hughes continues to struggle with her fears, the secrets she keeps start to unravel all around her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 45,104 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/6/2013 - Published: 1/2/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Confession by Hemmingweigh reviews
Carson comes to stark realizations about his life and his feelings for Mrs. Hughes, and finally asks her for a moonlit walk in the garden. AU story paints a dark, vivid picture of Elsie's past, leading to a secret connection to one of the house staff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,770 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/28/2013 - Published: 4/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Downstairs Parents by onmyside reviews
SPOILERS FOR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! What would the house do without them? It would fall apart, most definitely. Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are more than just a housekeeper and a butler. They are like parents to the staff and to some other people that live at Downton Abbey (although they both won't admit it...)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,994 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Carsons by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Snapshots from random moments in the lives of Charles and Elsie Carson. What does life have in store for them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 49,363 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 11/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
It Might Not Be Proper by T3hG33k reviews
Elsie has a problem, she needs someones help to solve it, but she's not sure how to go about that. Rated T for now, though it may be upgraded to an M for later chapters. Please review but be gentle it's my first fanfic! Disclaimer: I don't own them, I only wish I did.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 21,129 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 2/13/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Full Disclosure by Faith Donovan reviews
A sleepless night for Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson leads to an unexpected confession. Spoiler Alert: Post Season 3 Finale!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,181 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Snapshots by Onesimus42 reviews
Mrs. Hughes takes up a new hobby.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,339 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Bucket by kouw reviews
Elsie gets caught in the storm and doesn't want to drag the rain and mud all through the house, so she decides to get warm in the scullery. But is she alone? (mature content)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,103 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/27/2013 - Published: 1/3/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Birthday Present by Onesimus42 reviews
A very AU alternative ending for May Day. Written as a little birthday present for Crazy Mary T.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,540 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 6/12/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
St George's Day by Onesimus42 reviews
Elsie Hughes's arrival at Downton in 1902. The sequel to May Day. This will likely not make a lot of sense unless you've read that first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,510 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/19/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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: 266 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 99 - Updated: 1/6/2013 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Complete
Perpetually Human by mont-blank reviews
Night for Mrs. Hughes after an eventful day in Thirsk.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,801 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 12/28/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
On The Feast Of Stephen by Jayneysuk reviews
A Christmas story. This was supposed to be a short one shot of Charles and Elsie on Boxing Day. It is still set on Boxing Day but is now a little longer. No real summary as I'm not sure where it will end up. Set post season three so anything up to then may be spoiled.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,927 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/27/2012 - Published: 11/27/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Heels and Highrises by mont-blank reviews
Modern AU fic in which Charles is a successful hotelier and Elsie a renowned fashion designer. Other Characters of course show up around them, some perhaps in unexpected ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,860 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 3/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
No Push Needed by CrazyMaryT reviews
Tumblr prompt. Our couple have a Christmas kiss.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/24/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A different life by onmyside reviews
They did not always consider going into service. Their lives could have been totally different, yet at one point they made the same choice. A backstory for Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson. AU!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 54,106 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/16/2012 - Published: 11/1/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Downton's Scottish Dragon by Bremol reviews
Set somewhere in Series 3 episode 2, so beware, there be spoilers. Elsie seeks out a friend in the middle of the night when sleep seems to be elusive.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/13/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Life's a Stage by newyork24-7 reviews
AU. The how and where you meet isn't always the most important part. There are people in life who we are always drawn to and the rest is just semantics.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,468 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/29/2012 - Published: 11/23/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Hidden Truths by newyork24-7 reviews
Even when kept silent the truth has a habit of breaking free. Sequel to Still Waters and a continuation of Charles and Elsie's story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,559 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/22/2012 - Published: 10/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Quiet Attentions by katiefoxe reviews
Carson is retiring and does not want to spend his retirement alone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 6,498 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/11/2012 - Published: 8/25/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Stand By You by AnxiousRobot reviews
Charles Carson discovers that the truest of friends are always there to help you - even when you left years ago to become a music hall performer.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,901 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Rights by Onesimus42 reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes discuss the rights of friends. Spoilers for Series 3, episode 1 & 2. Minor spoiler for speculation episode 3
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,509 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 11/5/2012 - Published: 9/28/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Fights by onmyside reviews
"You disappoint me!" It hurt. How could he say something like this? Why did they recently fight so much? Elsie Hughes tries to understand why Charles Carson is "who he is". Spoilers for series 03.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,510 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 10/26/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Corners by Lovisa Cansino reviews
"I suppose you never wasted a chance."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,199 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Still Waters by newyork24-7 reviews
They say that still waters run deep, a calm surface can be so misleading. Before Anna and Bates there was another valet and head housemaid who fell in love. This is their story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,973 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 10/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Distraction by katiefoxe reviews
Why Mr Carson was so flustered when he came into the corridor to find out what the shouting between Thomas and Jimmy was about...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,020 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Drowning Sorrows by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
When Mrs Hughes recieves bad news it's down to Mr Carson to comfort her but when he's torn between his feelings and the strict rules they follow, is it all just too much for him to bear. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,740 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Yorkshire Tea Room by Onesimus42 reviews
Downton 1922 and some of the staff feel the need to retire.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,752 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 10/28/2012 - Published: 7/10/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Ever after by kouw reviews
'Sequel' to 'Growth'. Charles and Elsie are married and living a life of domestic bliss in Downton Village. Newlyweds are all the same, but these two get a never ending stream of visitors needing their advice too! Rated M for grown up teddy stuff. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,113 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/25/2012 - Published: 7/30/2012 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Innocuous by Jayneysuk reviews
Part 1 Dr Clarkson and Mrs Hughes share a cup of tea, how innocuous is that? Part 2 Dr Clarkson makes a house call and two maybe company but three proves to be a crowd. This is set post war but pre season three. It may eventually become cannon or it may stay as random stories.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,267 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Dr. Clarkson, E. Hughes
That Green Feeling by griseldalafey reviews
Sometimes Beryl wondered if she was the only one with eyes in her head. Set during season 3, so spoiler alert.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,173 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 10/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Secret Mrs Carson by Rocks-my-socks reviews
AU. Based off season 3 and some spoilers so be warned. During an argument about the Bransons, Elsie breaks down in tears in front of Charles. Though they soon recoil, she remains distant from him. Something else is wrong. He just doesn't know what.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,553 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 9/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cottageverse by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Mr and Mrs Carson move into a cottage at Downton, but will their post-retirement marriage be bliss?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 10,744 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 7/26/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Best kept secret by onmyside reviews
When Martha Levinson arrives at Downton Abbey, Mrs Hughes and Mr. Carson are confronted with their past and with something that was never meant to be revealed... the question is: why does Mrs. Levinson knows it? And will she reveal the secret? A short fic about the first tiny bits of the series 03 trailer. AU!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,149 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/27/2012 - Published: 8/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Biggest Secret Of All by Jayneysuk reviews
A one shot based on a scene from the episode three trailer. Possible spoilers for season three. Carson has a little left over wine and pays a long overdue call. Just something that sprang to mind as I was sat in the bath
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,449 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/25/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
I hate this part by the maids diaries reviews
War times. Two families living similar lives. Elsie/Charles, Lang/O'Brien. Au.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,559 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/24/2012 - E. Hughes, S. O'Brien
Yorkshire Tea Room Supplemental by Onesimus42 reviews
Charles and Elsie enjoy the benefits of retirement. Mature supplemental chapter to Yorkshire Tea Room. Grown up things happen between grown up people. If you don't like that, avoid.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,433 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Two Housekeepers by katiefoxe reviews
Mrs Hughes meets the Other Housekeeper
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,716 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 3/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Letters by sophiesophiesophiee reviews
Elsie Hughes has left Downton Abbey. She has changed dramatically: can Charles help her return to the old Elsie?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,442 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 7/27/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Beginning by onmyside reviews
Charles Carson is a man of integrity and honour. Elsie Hughes is a strict but fair housekeeper. But how did they become these people? What has happened in their lives before they met and what happened after they met for the first time. AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,202 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/9/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
CE Enterprises by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Charles and Elise truly are partners. Written for an A/U challenge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/25/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Taking Her Temperature by Jayneysuk reviews
Mrs Hughes finds herself under the weather. Carson has to work beyond the constraint of rules and his fear of impropriety to take care of her. Friendship with a hint of more possibly.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,763 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
May Day by Onesimus42 reviews
Charles & Elsie meet before they begin working together. AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 39,109 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 6/11/2012 - Published: 4/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Glimpses by Maple Fay reviews
...when he thinks back, he is strongly convinced that's what happened to them: their hearts floated towards one another, gently but determinedly, to be forever kept by the other person. C/H through the years.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,775 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 5/14/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Decisions by onmyside reviews
The summer of the last London Season before the war. Carson has left for London leaving behind a birthday present for Mrs. Hughes, asking for a decision.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,082 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/9/2012 - Published: 5/8/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Hotel for Thought by Thequietculchie reviews
A move to London and a new job give Elsie Hughes the break she has been waiting for. AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,277 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/27/2012 - Published: 5/19/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Second Chance by beMMADfabulous reviews
Following a heated argument, young Charles and Elsie, who is pregnant at the time, split up, but Charles is given a chance to return a year later and be the father that he has always wanted to be. An entire story based on a dream.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,977 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/17/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Following the Fashions by CatherineJosephineMarie007 reviews
Aaaand, it seems that all my fics lately are based on clothes. This was inspired by the fic 'Mrs Hughes' New Dress', though my rating WILL go up in later chapters. This is a story of Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson in 1922, where the hemlines are shorter :
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,630 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 5/16/2012 - Published: 3/22/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Autumn by griseldalafey reviews
She tried to enjoy these last weeks she had with him as much as she could, tried to imprint every moment they had together in her memory, knowing that once he had left, it would never come back. Mr Carson is forced to consider retirement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,765 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Everything by the maids diaries reviews
A party, a night off, Mrs. Hughes having dreams and a very romantic buttler.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,159 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 3/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Changes by the maids diaries reviews
Mary's wedding is giving something for Carson to think about, or a lot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,154 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 3/4/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Constellations by tidalutopia reviews
Firmament Series, Part 1 - My name is Elsie Hughes and I'm in love with a man I've barely talked with. Modern AU, Elsie Hughes' POV.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,791 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 3/10/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Springtime Fair by onmyside reviews
Set in April 1920 - The fair is at the village and Mr Carson plans to invite someone who's very dear to him to this special event.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,533 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/18/2012 - Published: 3/20/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Borrowed Key by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Just how did Charles Carson gain access to the storeroom cupboard ... when we all know Mrs. Hughes is the keeper of the keys?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,342 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Surprise by kouw reviews
Anna and Edith work together to give Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes a lovely surprise. EH/CC with a side of AB/JB and EC/AS. And the rating has just gone up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,321 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 3/15/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Free Form by Old English D reviews
It all started with two families: one from Michigan and one from New Jersey, family ties, long-lasting friendships, coincidences, a fateful night on a terrace, miracles, love...and a single scene in a courtroom. Concluding parts now posted.
Perry Mason - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 90,016 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/28/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Complete
The Most Improper Behaviour by Maple Fay reviews
Last in the "Improper" series. An insight into Charles and Elsie's married life, and the changes they come to deal with. Rated M for a reason, and I don't mean cursewords.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,309 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/27/2012 - Published: 3/13/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Needs, Wants, Desires by Onesimus42 reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have a frank discussion about the staff and themselves.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,806 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
And forsake all others by griseldalafey reviews
Charles Carson sees something that horrifies him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,484 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/16/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
One Day by Lovisa Cansino reviews
Just not today.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,385 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/14/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Mr Carson vs Charles by Alilly reviews
Mr Carson joins Branson, Bates and Moseley for a drink...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,649 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 12/15/2011 - C. Carson - Complete
Better by Lovisa Cansino reviews
"He had been the cause of all her worries lately". Just a little moment between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes, during series 2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,283 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/23/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Only Thirty Minutes by onmyside reviews
Charles Carson has left Downton Abbey to help Lady Mary live her new life. He has not only left a house but also one very important person behind. Set in series 2, ep 6/7
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,573 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 1/19/2012 - Published: 1/14/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Note On Bravery by Darcy Roe reviews
At long last war had come to England. Even Downton is not untouchable. Full summary inside. Winner of a Highclere Award!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 86,109 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 1/26/2011
Romance must advertise by griseldalafey reviews
Not daring to risk his friendship with Elsie, Charles decides on a rational approach to find love. Isobel has began a scheme of her own and Richard Clarkson is dealing with some regrets. Let it never be said that Downton is a dull place.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 71,798 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 10/19/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chapters Of Love by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
Carson and Mrs Hughes manage to misplace their diaries and end up with each others during a London season.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,607 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 12/6/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Not a farm girl anymore by AddictedToDowntonAbbey reviews
Elsie Hughes reflects about her life after the second time she refused to marry Joe Burns, and is startled by a knock on the door. Hughes/Carson pairing eventually.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,735 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/20/2011 - Published: 10/16/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Something to Hide by Old English D reviews
Perry and Della are on vacation when an incident from Perry's past lands Lt. Arthur Tragg on the doorstep of their private hideaway. Will relationships survive as what was heretofore hidden comes to light?
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 51,904 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/7/2011 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Complete
Enlighten Me, Mr Carson by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Someone from Mrs. Hughes' past invites her for a drink, but Mr. Carson isn't so keen on the idea. A trip to the village, a bottle of Scotch, and a glimpse into Elsie's past make for an enlightening evening for everyone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,621 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/5/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object by Onesimus42 reviews
An AU Modern, songfic, PWP. Based on a challenge with Batwings79. Elsie helps Charles out with his phone. Fluffy McFluff Fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,773 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/28/2011 - Published: 10/26/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
On Scarborough Beach by Lavender and Hay reviews
It is July 1902. Two newlyweds on there wedding night. Striking similarities/differences to On Chesil Beach.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 628 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/24/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Youthful Mistakes by Lavender and Hay reviews
Anna, Daisy and Gwen wonder why Miss O'Brien and Mrs Hughes never seem to get on; and Mrs Patmore explains why.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,495 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/18/2011 - Published: 8/1/2011 - E. Hughes, S. O'Brien
An Old Socialist or I Shall Be Waiting by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson/Hughes series 2 speculation based on the press pack.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,637 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/16/2011 - Published: 8/15/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Just Like Before, Today and Tomorrow by MyMadness reviews
Mrs Hughes watched as Charles Carson came into her parlor, closed her door, and then froze there...Ch. 6. An End.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,434 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/5/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Place to be Happy is Here, The Time is Now by Alilly reviews
Mrs Hughes was quite confounded by the level of giddiness amongst the staff...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,692 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/27/2011 - Published: 5/21/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Letting Life Change Us by The Sunday Wife reviews
"He can disapprove all he likes, Mrs. Hughes has got a fancy man." Mr. Carson finds out about Mrs. Hughes's proposal, and thinks about what life at Downton would be like without her. He doesn't like the picture he comes up with.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,271 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/27/2011 - Published: 2/23/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Beyond The Velvet Claws by Michelle Weiner reviews
Perry and Della spend a romantic weekend alone. But something happens hours before and now Della has a secret. Someone from their past is back and things will go from bad to worse. Their love and trust is tested. Will it surrive? The Epilogue Added
Perry Mason - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 39,627 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/1/2011 - Published: 1/3/2011 - Complete
Where Ever Would I Find The Time? by lolwrwg reviews
After the announcement of the war, Mrs Hughes is plagued by doubts, Mr Carson offers her a shoulder but as the weeks go by the weight of the war is taking its toll. Can they withstand the uncertain future together? or will it tear them apart?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,028 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/8/2011 - Published: 11/9/2010
Christmas 1915 by Lavender and Hay reviews
Follow up to We Need Each Other. Downton does Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,539 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/28/2010 - Published: 12/26/2010 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
We Need Each Other by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson and Mrs Hughes after Series 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,262 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 11/27/2010 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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If you want me reviews
A series of drabbles pertaining to the upcoming wedding/wedding night of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. A vain attempt to retrieve some small portion of my life back. M rating for...who am I kidding?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 25 - Words: 9,115 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 10/30/2015 - Published: 9/29/2015 - C. Carson
Jitters reviews
A nervous Mr. Carson approaches Mr. Bates for advice on his upcoming wedding night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,029 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 8/29/2015 - Published: 7/21/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
So Much I Could Taste It reviews
How Charles Carson persuades himself to propose to Elsie Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,003 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Elegy reviews
Mr. Carson's thoughts during the Dedication Ceremony.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,973 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/26/2014 - Published: 11/9/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Muddle Through reviews
My submission for the Chelsie Holiday Exchange.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,031 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Feminine Vanity reviews
Cora lends a sympathetic ear to Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,418 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Published: 10/11/2014 - Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Dulce Et Decorum Est reviews
Spoiler Alert for S5! How will Charles return to Elsie's good graces after refusing to help Mrs. Patmore?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,758 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Fury reviews
My imagined confrontation between Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Carson and Mr. Green.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 151,529 - Reviews: 1389 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 11/22/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Fine Romance reviews
A modern AU in which Charles and Elsie take tentative steps toward friendship and love, aided by Beryl Patmore and (unwittingly) Richard Clarkson. This is a crossover fic with A Fine Romance, the wonderful BBC series with Judi Dench and Michael Williams.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 49,563 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/13/2014 - Published: 8/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Prompt - A Day at the Beach reviews
A response to a wonderful prompt from Chelsie Anon. How will Mr. Carson enjoy his day at the beach?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,566 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/4/2014 - Complete
Doors reviews
Wedding Bells for Carson and Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 43 - Words: 48,569 - Reviews: 389 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 2/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes