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Joined 01-04-13, id: 4460647, Profile Updated: 02-10-17
Author has written 27 stories for Downton Abbey, and Lord of the Rings.

Recommended reading order for various series:

Flirting with Convention (AU beginning in Series 1)

Flirting with Convention

We Shall Fight

Let's Be Strong (AU Series 2)

Upon a Midnight Clear

Let's Be Strong

Glad Tidings

Breaking Bread (Modern AU)

Breaking Bread

Shifting Sands

Milquetoast

Adultery

There's Something About Christmastime

The New Normal

Allurement

Live in My Memory (Modern AU)

Live in My Memory

Epiphany

Make You Feel Brand New

Doing What's Expected

The First Noël

Unless You're Sure

Celebrity (Modern AU)

Six Months of Summer

Stormbraver

Golden Ashes

Not For Turning by eitoph reviews
M/M Modern AU. Mary Crawley: daughter of a great British political dynasty, keeper of her dysfunctional family's secrets and the woman holding the UK Government together with her bare hands, meets Matthew Crawley: politically inexperienced but with the power to make or break all she stands for. Power, romance and scandal ensue. NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 126,121 - Reviews: 348 - Favs: 162 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
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To Claim His Prize reviews
Matthew Crawley, new Earl of Grantham, leads a lonely and bitter life at Downton Abbey. Lady Mary Crawley is married to Sir Richard Carlisle and miserable, with no way out. They both have accepted that they will never be together, but one night of risking something may change everything. A Mary and Matthew Series 2 AU where nothing is as it seems.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 132,371 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/19 - Published: 7/10 - [Mary C., Matthew C.]
An Exceptional Love reviews
Matthew told Mary he would love her until the last breath left his body. He was wrong. AU from Series 4 onward.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 33 - Words: 179,998 - Reviews: 328 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 7/8 - Published: 11/10/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Golden Ashes reviews
Following Mary and Matthew through their changing lives, adjusting to newfound fame, planning their future together, and facing the cutthroat nature of show business. A Mary and Matthew modern AU saga. Part of the Celebrity series beginning with Six Months of Summer. The sequel to Stormbraver.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 275,405 - Reviews: 366 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 7/6 - Published: 1/22 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
A New Path reviews
The Prince of the Woodland Realm and the White Lady of Rohan each believed they would live their lives in solitude, until they met each other. AU from The Two Towers onward through the end of the War of the Ring and into the Fourth Age.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 38 - Words: 271,436 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 123 - Updated: 5/30 - Published: 1/17/2014 - [Eowyn, Legolas]
Allurement reviews
Now established in London with their two children, Mary and Matthew live a busy and fulfilling life together. One night with someone from their past threatens to change everything. A Mary and Matthew modern AU story. Part of the Breaking Bread modern AU series. The sequel to The New Normal.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,324 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/10 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
Stormbraver reviews
Back together for six months, Mary and Matthew work to build their careers and their relationship, while facing temptation, adversity and unknown forces that threaten to tear them apart. A Mary and Matthew modern AU saga. The second story of the Celebrity series, the sequel to Six Months of Summer, and followed by Golden Ashes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 228,662 - Reviews: 345 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/22 - Published: 10/31/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
Glad Tidings reviews
Set during winter 1920, Mary and Matthew enjoy another holiday season at Eryholme and Downton Abbey, and journey to London for festivities there. Written for the 2016 MM Secret Santa exchange. A sequel to Let's Be Strong.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,545 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Edith C., OC] - Complete
Six Months of Summer reviews
She said it was over. He grudgingly agreed. They left each other, only to be thrown together again in a different time and place. After declaring almost everything about them was all wrong, can they possibly find a way back to make it all right? A Mary and Matthew modern AU saga. First in the Celebrity series, followed by Stormbraver.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 219,977 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/31/2016 - Published: 7/18/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
We Shall Fight reviews
The Great War changed the world. The Great War changed us all. A non-linear AU tale set in Series 2. The sequel to Flirting With Convention.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 238,968 - Reviews: 504 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 144 - Updated: 7/6/2016 - Published: 5/5/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Let's Be Strong 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: 102 - Follows: 142 - Updated: 7/5/2016 - Published: 12/25/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
The New Normal reviews
Mary and Matthew are expecting their second child, and go through all the changes that such an event brings to their lives. A Mary and Matthew modern story set in the Breaking Bread modern AU. The sequel to Adultery, followed by Allurement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19,038 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/26/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Unless You're Sure reviews
Getting married can be quite an adventure, particularly when there are questions and pitfalls at every turn. A Mary and Matthew modern AU story that explores the difference between expectations and reality, and what really matters in a relationship. Part of the Live in My Memory series, the sequel to The First Noël.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,428 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/14/2016 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Gangs of London reviews
Decisions in the past and surprises in the present shaped their future into something completely unexpected. The Crawley family in present day, living a rather different life where money and excess rule everything and secrets abound. A Mary and Matthew modern AU saga.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 407,522 - Reviews: 724 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 3/23/2016 - Published: 5/21/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Anna S., OC] - Complete
The First Noël reviews
Christmas 2015, their first Christmas together, sort of. Mary and Matthew scramble to deal with finding the perfect gift, doing all of their necessary duties, and remembering what is truly important. A one-shot story for MM Secret Santa 2015, part of the Live in My Memory modern AU series, the sequel to Doing What's Expected, and followed by Unless You're Sure.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,369 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/24/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Adultery reviews
Having a baby is a life-changing event. For Mary and Matthew, the arrival of their precious George changes their routine, and the way they treat each other. Faced with a new reality and the pressures and temptations of the modern world, how will their marriage go forward? A Mary and Matthew modern drama set in the Breaking Bread modern AU. The sequel to Milquetoast.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22,363 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/7/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Doing What's Expected reviews
When you rekindle an old romance after years apart, certain questions are inevitable. A Mary and Matthew modern AU story. Part of the Live in My Memory series. The sequel to Make You Feel Brand New, followed by The First Noël.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,798 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/17/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Make You Feel Brand New reviews
Falling in love is easy. You have to work if you want to keep it, particularly if you're dealing with baggage from the past. A modern AU journey with Mary and Matthew in New York City. Part of the Live in My Memory series, the sequel to Epiphany, followed by Doing What's Expected.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,096 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/22/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Milquetoast 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
Stick Together reviews
Series 3, Episode 8 AU for Mary and Matthew BrOTP Day. A snapshot of life at Downton Abbey in 1920, celebrating the bonds of friendship and family.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,284 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/1/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] T. Branson, OC - Complete
Epiphany reviews
A sudden realization about one's past can change the present and cast the future in an entirely different light. A Mary and Matthew modern AU story. The sequel to Live in My Memory. Second in a series, followed by Make You Feel Brand New.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17,506 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/14/2015 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Live in My Memory 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
There's Something About Christmastime reviews
Christmas seasons through the years between two best friends, sharing ballet, presents, and eventually love. A Modern AU journey with Mary and Matthew for MM Secret Santa 2014. Part of the Breaking Bread AU series, followed by The New Normal.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,743 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Shifting Sands reviews
Exploring the steps, moments, arguments and changes that come with falling in love with your best friend. A Modern AU journey with Matthew and Mary for MM Tribute Day. The sequel to Breaking Bread.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,821 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/7/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Breaking Bread reviews
Banter, teases, revelations and discoveries over a series of meals. A Modern AU journey with Matthew and Mary for M/M AU Fest. The first story in a series that continues with Shifting Sands.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,260 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/27/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Flirting with Convention reviews
Their first meeting was not, in fact, their first meeting. A non-linear AU tale beginning in Series 1. The first story in a series that continues with We Shall Fight.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 168,807 - Reviews: 506 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 9/29/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
Love's Labours reviews
When Mary uncovers a secret of Matthew's, she realizes that their past is far different than what she knew, and that the man she loves is far more than she could have ever imagined. A one-shot in honour of Mary/Matthew Celebration Day, period AU set throughout the canon timeline and beyond.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,247 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/28/2014 - [Mary C., Matthew C.] - Complete
Upon a Midnight Clear 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