Willa Dedalus
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Joined 04-24-12, id: 3954353, Profile Updated: 10-05-13
Author has written 17 stories for Downton Abbey.

Hello. My pen name is Willa Dedalus. (Wdedalus on tumblr)

I write about Matthew Crawley and Mary Crawley, because they are each 50% of my OTP.

Both will always be in my writing regardless of TV canon.

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Let's Be Strong by Apollo888 reviews
Series 2 beginning at the concert in Episode 4, then going somewhere else. Strength and bravery are not only shown on the battlefield, or in the face of adversity. One must be strong to go after what one wants. One must be brave to bear the consequences. The sequel to Upon a Midnight Clear.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 266,952 - Reviews: 520 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 7/5/2016 - Published: 12/25/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Milquetoast by Apollo888 reviews
A debate regarding the merits of Mr. Right vs. Mr. Right-Now. A Modern AU journey with Mary and Matthew for MM Celebration Day 2015. Part of the Breaking Bread AU series, the sequel to Shifting Sands and followed by Adultery.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,230 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/27/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Live in My Memory by Apollo888 reviews
Some say if you love someone, you should let them go. Nobody ever said you couldn't go after them, though. A Mary and Matthew modern AU one-shot story in response to an interesting prompt. First in a series, followed by Epiphany.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,764 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/6/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Equestrian by alliluna reviews
A horse race is cause for concern. Family fluff for MM Tribute Day
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,288 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/8/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., George C. - Complete
I'll Have A Salute by kahhtina reviews
Completed for MM Tribute Day on Tumblr, a short story about Mary, Matthew, and George as a little boy. Set in 1926.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,888 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/8/2014
Something to give, Something to share by Evangeline1920 reviews
Sequel to 'Baby Fever': Downton Abbey, 1922. The Crawleys, that is, Matthew and Mary are happily settled with their son at Downton. Between Robert's old fashioned views, the chaos of the modern age and the return of familiar faces, they must work together in order to preserve their home and their future. S4 AU - Spoilers included!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,154 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 9/13/2014 - Published: 10/4/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Remember by Kavan reviews
Matthew lives but the consequences of his accident change everything for M&M, Sybil & Tom, Edith and Isobel.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,644 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 2/1/2014 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C., Edith C., T. Branson
Upon a Midnight Clear by Apollo888 reviews
Christmas 1917. Different Countries. Same Memories. Filling in a gap in canon. A holiday themed prequel to Let's Be Strong, a Series 2 AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,135 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/19/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
A Love to Lean On by R. Grace reviews
Sequel to Love on Any Terms. With Mary's steadfast love and fierce determination as his anchor, Matthew embarks on a long and difficult journey to complete recovery, facing heartache, loss, and other struggles along the way. Rated M for sexual content.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 29,386 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 11/8/2013 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
First Words by kahhtina reviews
Fluffy M/M one-shot with baby George. Downton-era AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,298 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/15/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] George C. - Complete
Cura Te Ipsum by R. Grace reviews
"Physician, heal thyself." - Luke 4:23 When Dr. Matthew Crawley learns he is to inherit a title and an estate, he moves his practice to the Yorkshire countryside where he discovers the intriguing Lady Mary...and her scandalous secret. Series 1 AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 27,944 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 9/28/2013 - Published: 2/20/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Why? by Lavender and Hay reviews
Another drabble from a tumblr prompt: Matthew asking about brothers and sisters. Matthew's innocent questioning leads to upsetting territory for Isobel.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 804 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/16/2013 - Isobel C., Matthew C. - Complete
After by Lavender and Hay reviews
Another drabble requested on tumblr: Isobel and Matthew, just after Matthew is born.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 444 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2013 - Isobel C., Matthew C. - Complete
Love on Any Terms - Missing and Deleted Scenes by R. Grace reviews
Missing/deleted/extra scenes from LOATverse. Gratuitous smut warning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,202 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Love On Any Terms by R. Grace reviews
AU. Mary's decision to refuse Sir Richard's proposal leaves her without recourse when Mrs. Bates decides to sell her story to the press. Claiming that her ruin makes her unmarriageable, Mary convinces an injured Matthew to marry her and secure her future.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 42 - Words: 138,130 - Reviews: 791 - Favs: 340 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Linger by Kaitsy reviews
Matthew spends time with Mary again after Lavinia's death and months of self-loathing and pity. A step in repairing their broken relationship takes place on horseback and Mary's fascination with a certain scar on Matthew's back. Lengthy and Matthew-centric, two-part story. No series 3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 20,550 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 11/19/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Portraits of a Couple by On either side the river lie reviews
In response to '25 Days of Fanfic Christmas Challenge' here is a collection of drabbles based on Matthew and Mary. Canon and Au. Other Downton characters sometimes mentioned.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,525 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 12/13/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Untidy by R. Grace reviews
Missing scene from 3.08 (so slight spoilers). M/M smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,026 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Dark Despair Around Benights Me by Pemonynen reviews
"This wasn't how it was supposed to be. He wasn't alright, but he had to be, for them. For her." *Spoilers for 3.05.* Don't read if you've not seen it!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,770 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/16/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Here and Now: a Honeymoon Vignette by R. Grace reviews
In which Matthew's eyes are opened and the south of France is hot. Completely gratuitous M/M honeymoon smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,908 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Nothing To Mar Their Joy by OrangeShipper reviews
"The first days of their honeymoon had been utterly blissful. Not quite perfect – but blissful, nonetheless, and on reflection they wouldn't have changed one thing." A short wondering on the first few days following their wedding - no spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,826 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/23/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Nurse Mary by dna2000 reviews
Modern M/M. Matthew gets the flu and Mary takes it upon herself to nurse him back to health. Same universe as 'A Conflict of Feelings', alluded to in 'Meeting the Mother'. Also includes Isobel!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,097 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
To the Victor Goes the Spoils by R. Grace reviews
Short fic inspired by recent series 3 pics of Matthew playing cricket with the family. In which Matthew scores the winning run and Mary gives him a back rub. Married fluff. *Thank you, anonymous reviewer who pointed out the correct terminology. It is appreciated. ;
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 795 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Never A Dull Moment by Ieyre reviews
The day before they'd sent a media mogul packing and the Home Office had saved a man from being hanged. It was supposed to be a quiet, pleasant, sleepy, snowy day. Never had the Dowager been so right and for so many reasons. M/M engagement reveal fic, finished FINALLY.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,594 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 9/11/2012 - Published: 2/5/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Lessons for a Marriage by calcaneus reviews
During their engagement, Matthew begins to learn some necessary skills for marriage.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,873 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 9/7/2012 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
A Title to His Love by OrangeShipper reviews
In the quiet of their wedding night, Matthew lets slip to Mary a dream he'd cherished as a younger man, and why it now can never be... and he doesn't mind that at all. Strong T-rated cuddling.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,142 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/20/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Matthew's Choice by luluathome reviews
A/U. What if Matthew rejected Lavinia's reappearance at DA when Cora advised her to come back. I was always dissatified with Matthew's acceptance in canon. He looked displeased, but JF never really explained. I think he should have sent her packing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,203 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/23/2012 - Published: 4/9/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
In Flanders Fields by Pemonynen reviews
It's November 1914. Matthew has only been at war for a few weeks. A little insight into his thoughts in this new and terrifying situation.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,811 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/15/2012 - Matthew C. - Complete
Dreaming Past It by DellaDay reviews
Inspired by recent photos of vintage cars ... I think you know the ones I mean.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,348 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/12/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
At Last, My Love Has Come Along by Pemonynen reviews
Picks up where the Special finished. Lots of happiness and smiling, and tea, and some downright silly antics. Chapter 12: The Epilogue. "For you are mine, at last."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,292 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 5/1/2012 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
The War Comes to Downton Abbey by silverducks reviews
As the first World War rages on, the lives of those at Downton Abbey will be forever changed. What happens to those left behind at the great estate? Mainly Mary/Matthew, but also including most series 1 characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 74,039 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 136 - Updated: 4/23/2012 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
In Sickness and In Health by Pemonynen reviews
A simple task, carried out hundreds of times before without difficulty, causes problems and brings back memories on a certain anniversary.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,446 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/18/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Searchlights by DellaDay reviews
Sometimes it's wiser not to go by the book.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,353 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
All That Is Left by OrangeShipper reviews
A hasty decision leads to consequences that will change their lives. AU S2 - how it should have been! EPILOGUE NOW UP: All good things...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 152,830 - Reviews: 654 - Favs: 500 - Follows: 286 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Riding St George by Athena mou reviews
Lady Mary Crawley is struggling with how to address her concerns about their love life to Matthew. Isobel notices a change in Mary and finally confronts her which leads to Mary taking new initiatives. Prompt response fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,195 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/13/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Take Me For A Ride by OrangeShipper reviews
Telephones, horses and back problems... naturally lead to kissing. Random post-CS fluff, vague S2 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,502 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/10/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Filth by OrangeShipper reviews
She was there, and he was there, and he was filthy. But to her, he'd never looked more handsome. One-shot, AU s2 - no spoilers at all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,890 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/13/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
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Birthright reviews
What happens when your whole world changes? The life you have always known ripped away, and in its place a new identity, and a new love. Only time can tell what will happen. This story is a canon AU reimagining Matthew and Mary's relationship from the beginning.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 131,928 - Reviews: 434 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 7/15/2015 - Published: 11/11/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
This Modern Love reviews
Mary and Matthew's lives intersect, mold, and shape together. Time is connected through nonlinear building blocks. Their infinite love is the common link. The essence of their journey together is perspective. "Time is an illusion." – Albert Einstein
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 49 - Words: 177,070 - Reviews: 460 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 6/27/2015 - Published: 3/20/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Open Secret reviews
Exiled from Downton Abbey over a scandal, Lady Mary Crawley is ruined. Meanwhile Matthew Crawley has lived a content life in Manchester with his parents, Dr. Reginald Crawley and Isobel Crawley. Before the Earl of Grantham changed his life, his eldest daughter did. An AU story in a different place with different results; created by Willa Dedalus and Apollo888.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 281,868 - Reviews: 689 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 3/31/2015 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Going Somewhere reviews
Happy M&M Celebration Day - This drabble continues from my AU that started with "One-Shot" and "The End of the World."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,067 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/28/2015 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The End of the World reviews
Sequel of sorts from the "One-Shot" universe involving Mary, Matthew and George point of view.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,197 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., George C.
One-Shot reviews
Who is One-Shot? Mary wants to learn more about the bedtime story Matthew is telling George.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,259 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/27/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., George C. - Complete
As Time Goes By reviews
You must remember this... a kiss is just a kiss. A continuation of the kiss scene between Matthew and Mary in episode 3.01.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,843 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/26/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Learning to Ride reviews
It is all about equilibrium.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 770 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/10/2014 - Isobel C., Matthew C. - Complete
The Age of Innocence reviews
A MM Celebration one shot. Make no assumptions about this couple.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,780 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/29/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C., Edith C. - Complete
Saved by the gong reviews
A sweet fluffy bit of writing for Matthew Lives Day, featuring Matthew & Mary along with Sybil and Tom in the nursery.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 974 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
Remembrance of things past reviews
Hello all! I found this one-shot fic that I never posted and decided to offer it up in the spirit of Christmas. Deck the halls with Captain Crawley!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,742 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/22/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
First Steps reviews
Fill in the Blank Story from Matthew Crawley's point of view. Each chapter of this story will be from a month during the missing time frame between episode 2.08 and the Christmas Special. May 1919 - January 1920.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,425 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 3/4/2013 - Published: 7/31/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Three Vices reviews
Mary discovers Matthew's two vices and becomes his third.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,021 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/16/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Worthwhile reviews
Sequel to my story "Sounds" which is from Mary's point of view. 3.05 spoiler reference. Before the conversation would continue with Tom's reply, Matthew's sleepy noises returned. The sounds that Mary so loved and treasured that were unique to him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,163 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/11/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Sounds reviews
Mary longed to perform acts such as Morpheus did in Greek Mythology. She alone longed to be the shaper of his dreams.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,751 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/18/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Love is worth the risk reviews
The Crawley baby was overdue in making its appearance. Get ready to meet Matthew Crawley as you have never seen him before.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,660 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Matthew C., Isobel C. - Complete
Meditation reviews
Matthew had never really given much credence to meditation. This story explores Matthew's back injury and the healing process of his recovery circa February 1919.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,803 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/21/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete