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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.
A New Start by digthatshizz reviews
Modern/AU. John Bates has taken up the vacant Deputy Headmaster post at St Peter's Secondary School in York. Here he meets up again with old friend and headmaster Robert Crawley, as well as Head Of English, Anna Smith.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 35 - Words: 105,718 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/7/2014 - Published: 5/6/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
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: 361 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 5/9/2014 - Published: 3/24/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Married Bliss by Falcongirl00 reviews
Adults only. John and Anna enjoy married life in the privacy of their cottage. In other words, cottage smut plain and simple!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,719 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/22/2014 - Published: 7/25/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
Bates's Head by E.Phoard reviews
An exploration of Bates's character and personal growth, especially in relation to his relationship with Anna.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 49 - Words: 109,544 - Reviews: 277 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 10/1/2013 - Published: 11/1/2011 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Other Person by TestShip reviews
Modern story about our favourite Downton couple. John Bates is a history professor who gives a lecture in Ghent. Anna Smith is an actress who's shooting a film in Ghent. The two meet by chance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 63,923 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 7/10/2013 - Published: 3/3/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S.
A Place to Call Home by NickyW reviews
Mr Bates has been released but he and Anna have had little time alone together. Now they have their cottage and it is their first night together. Will it be everything they expected and wished it to be or will the scars of John's imprisonment cause them problems?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,919 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/6/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
How To Save A Life by TheCaneOfBates reviews
Modern A/U. John Bates is a Captain in the British army, about to retire after he has embarked on his final deployment to Afghanistan. Will he and his wife, Anna, get their happy ending?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 64,836 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 4/14/2013 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Smoke by Jabberwockette reviews
At its heart, smoking a pipe is really a social activity.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,332 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Story of Africa by Harpy101 reviews
A few moments of Anna/John Bates married bliss, with a mental vacation.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,160 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/24/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Thoroughly Modern Elsie by Bremol reviews
Elsie has always been a bit more receiving of the new ways and things than Charles. This go round it's not a toaster that gets him riled up...and this time he might just been more accepting.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,137 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Disturbance in the Night by Phoenix-Talon reviews
Mr. Bates gets a visitor one night. Takes place in season 1, 2-parter, smut-ish. Mature content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,352 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/15/2013 - Published: 1/4/2013 - Anna S., J. Bates
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: 32 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 3/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Healing the pain by KendraPendragon reviews
Anna can't stand Mr Bates suffering. She found a creme which is supposed to help him, so one night she invites herself to his room and is forcing him to pull up his pants...fluff and emotional intimacy, happiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,734 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 7/30/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates
The Garter by Phoenix-Talon reviews
For an anon's prompt, 'Anna shows Bates the true meaning of the phrase, 'you naughty girl'.' Mature content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,397 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/17/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Only If For A Night by Phoenix-Talon reviews
Anna and Bates' wedding night. Mature content ahead.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,358 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/11/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Patience and Passion by NickyW reviews
Did Mrs Patmore's cooked breakfast really satisfy Mr Bates? A story exploring what Anna and John did during their first morning together back at Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,974 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/14/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Home Sweet Home by theglamourfades reviews
Anna and John settle into their cottage. Otherwise known as 'cottage fluff'. Spoilers for 3.7 (and what I hope will be spoilers for 3.8). M rating is for the last section.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,665 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/3/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Acclimatising by JamesLuver reviews
Anna and John have finally been afforded the time to get used to each other. Highclere Awards 2014: Winner of A/B fluff. Nominated in M-rating and A/B fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,831 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 11 - Published: 9/23/2012 - [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
Between the Lines by MePlusTeeVee reviews
All of the little firsts we miss for Anna and Bates, and a lot of the conversations we should have seen. Will start fluffy, get mildly angsty, and end steamy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,903 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/18/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
No Guarantees by thelastbumblebee 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: 15 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/21/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
The Sleepover by KendraPendragon reviews
Season Two. Anna visits John at his new job at the Red Lion. What would have happened if she didn't go home? Would Mr. Bates take her in? He wouldn't let her sleep on the street, would he? Pure fluff alert!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,595 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/5/2012 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Five Years by JamesLuver reviews
The first five years of their marriage hadn't been easy, but Anna wouldn't change them for the world.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 27,745 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 22 - 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: 63 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Second Spring by theglamourfades reviews
The day she has waited for for so long has finally arrived and change is in the air. But why can't Anna embrace it? A little look inside Anna's head, in 3 parts. First Downton fanfic, all for the absolute wonder that is Team Housemaid/Valet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,089 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 5/4/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates - 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
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: 20 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/9/2012 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Anna S., J. Bates
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: 27 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 3/16/2012 - J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
In Answer by MyMadness reviews
Bates negotiates his surrender under Anna's perceptive, healing touch. Follows our pair through much of WWI. Alternating POV. Ch20. The Final Chapter. Thank You! Sometimes predictions and promises just take a while. That's why it's good to be patient.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 48,727 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 2/24/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
What's a weekend? by anna4bates reviews
Married on Friday, separated on Monday. What happened in between? Chapter 2 of 2
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,242 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/4/2011 - Published: 11/18/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The laundry room by KendraPendragon reviews
With the proposal done, Anna is happy and confident enough, to get more intimate with John. Of course he doesn't know about her decision. No, she just pulls him into the laundry room and shows him. Pure fluff
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,851 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/27/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Wedding Night by SyfyRomantic reviews
The Bates' wedding night. The title speaks for itself
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,229 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/7/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Way it Should Be by Seaweed Soap reviews
Completely random idea of what I think should happen, but won't. Basic Plot, a cliche or two, and some adult-type behavior in a garden where everything should be rosy but isn't at first. Chapter 2/2. Chapter 2 is very M...you have been warned... :
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,413 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/25/2011 - Published: 10/24/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Victory by PBCD reviews
A follow-up to "The Game". Bates and Anna each angle for a win, in their own ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,054 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/24/2011 - Published: 8/8/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
A New Beginning by TheShippyQueen reviews
What would Anna have done if Lord Grantham had dispensed with Bates' services? Just how far would she go to be with him? Set after Episode 6 and an alternative way their story could have gone. FINAL CHAPTER NOW UP!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,497 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/12/2011 - Published: 4/30/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Liberation by PBCD reviews
The war brings many changes to Anna's life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,615 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Summer in the City by Kai Birdie reviews
AU about what may have happenned during Lady Sybill's first season in the summer of 1914 in London. M-rated for adult parts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,208 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/4/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Memories by Kai Birdie reviews
They had been three months apart, but closer than ever; in his memories. Last chapter!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,939 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/27/2011 - Published: 4/22/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
Still Waters by FirstDraft reviews
...run deep. Thomas goes too far and Bates gets to keep a promise, to Anna and everyone else's delight - until Anna realises that sometimes, words CAN mean more than action.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,696 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/23/2011 - Published: 3/21/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
What If? by Seaweed Soap reviews
A sequel of sorts to "The Awakening." Might go M later on...and it just did...Chapter 11
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,128 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/20/2011 - Published: 3/1/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates
Awake by SyfyRomantic reviews
Anna is awake and about to enjoy her day.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,083 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/10/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete
The Game by PBCD reviews
Spring comes after the first long winter of the war. Continued in M-rated follow-up "Victory".
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,940 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/21/2011 - Published: 3/19/2011 - Anna S., J. Bates - Complete