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Author has written 23 stories for Downton Abbey.
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Downton Abbey 1926 by Edward Carson reviews
A Season 7 project. This story takes up Downton Abbey where Julian Fellowes left it, beginning midway through 1926. This is a serious attempt at a "real" season, embracing all the major characters, and most minor ones, and major/minor plotlines for each of them. There will be 11 episodes plus a Christmas Special. Rated T for allusions to mature subject matter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 79 - Words: 380,445 - Reviews: 1114 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 6/4 - Published: 12/31/2016 - Robert C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas
Year of the Dog by DownstairsDaddy reviews
AU Chelsie follows them throughout 2018-19's Year of the Dog. Chapter titles feature dog idioms and otherwise wag the dog's tail while the story introduces Charles to Elsie thanks to their dogs and eventually where they belong: together. Headlined by Charles/Jim, Elsie/Phyllis mashups with a LONG list of DA characters in supporting roles, cameos. A sprinkling of M adds to the fun.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 144 - Words: 245,855 - Reviews: 681 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 2/4 - Published: 2/16/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
I Loved Her First by Edward Carson reviews
An exploration of the father-daughter relationship between Carson and Lady Mary from the beginning. "Even a butler has his favourites," Carson tells Mary early in Season 1. This story will follow them from the first time they set eyes on each other through the end of the series in 1926. Because their stories are intertwined, Mrs. Hughes eventually comes into it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 16 - Words: 64,018 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 5/1/2016 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Very Chelsie Christmas by chelsie fan reviews
A series of one-shots inspired by an alphabetical list of Christmas-related prompts. Some chapters might have S5 spoilers, and I will indicate that in the A/N.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 35,871 - Reviews: 337 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 12/24/2021 - Published: 12/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Objection by Missy Tea reviews
She's a lawyer, trying a murder case, who has sworn she'll never fall in love again. He's the victims doctor, and one of the witnesses, who lives in hope that one day he'll find the girl he's been searching for. Will conflict of interest keep them apart? Will justice be served?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 48,230 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 1/17/2021 - Published: 2/16/2017 - [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Downton Academy: A Sequel by chelsie fan reviews
Follow-up to Downton Academy. Modern AU. Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are the newly engaged headmaster and headmistress of Downton Academy, a private school founded and owned by Robert Crawley. Now that our favorite characters have finally gotten together, what's in store? Engagement, wedding, honeymoon, and beyond!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 19 - Words: 53,624 - Reviews: 388 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 10/28/2020 - Published: 3/2/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
How Winter Came To Be by meetmeinstlouie reviews
A lonely shepherd, a strange woman, a proud youth and his gentle sister. Love. Loss. Heaven and earth. Gods and mortals, and what happens when they collide. The story about an encounter near a small village proves that there are lasting consequences for both mortals and the divine alike. "...no family is ever what it seems from the outside."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 90 - Words: 460,315 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10/25/2020 - Published: 1/6/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
Cora's Journey by robspace54 reviews
Cora Levinson, 19 years-old, is an American girl from the Midwest. How did she go from being merely an American heiress to the future Countess of Grantham?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 57,826 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 6/11/2020 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Cora C., Robert C.
A Brave New World by LisaDouglas reviews
Because no one ever knows where the future of Downton really lies. Cobert's son falls in love with Chelsie's daughter and ignites a class war at the estate. Set at various times from 1896-1945. Mostly Chelsie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 54 - Words: 209,001 - Reviews: 388 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 3/25/2020 - Published: 5/26/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] [Robert C., Cora C.]
Snippets by MinnesotaNice reviews
A collection of shorts based on a one word or short phrasal prompts, mostly stand alone unless otherwise noted. All shorts feature Mrs. Hughes though Mr. Carson pays lots of visits as well. T overall
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,556 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 3/22/2020 - Published: 1/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Blessing by GeordieLass reviews
A Chelsie fic set during Series 4, although the story will detour from canon. Mrs Hughes receives an unexpected blessing. Will it help to bring the Housekeeper and Butler closer together? Certainly, their lives will never be the same again. Hope you enjoy x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 65 - Words: 121,221 - Reviews: 1847 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/11/2020 - Published: 4/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Charlie - Complete
New Year's Eve by RhondaStar reviews
A modern Chelsie AU. Charles runs a high-class domestic service company; he is smart, successful and single. He reluctantly attends his friend Robert's New Year's Eve party, but things look up when he bumps into property developer Elsie Hughes on the doorstep...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 434,177 - Reviews: 1411 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 12/31/2019 - Published: 1/1/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Trouble in Paradise by Londoncalling89 reviews
Post season 6 troubles between the lovebirds as they navigate retirement and illness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 21,672 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12/16/2019 - Published: 11/9/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Miss Sybbie's question by Onesimus42 reviews
The children of Downton seek out the wisest members of staff to find answers to the burning question of life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,451 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/8/2019 - Published: 7/13/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Sybbie B., George C. - Complete
Dear Prudence by Lovisa Cansino reviews
"But maybe it had been a sign from God. A sign to get the hell out of there, and fast." As Elsie Hughes contemplates the difficult situation she is in, she meets Charles Carson, who might just end up complicating things even more.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,565 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/10/2019 - Published: 2/18/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
Expectations by TooOftenObsessed reviews
Following the events of the S5 Christmas Special. Mrs. Hughes fears that Mr. Carson may have the wrong idea about what their new arrangement means. Will go to M in later chapters. Carson/Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,485 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 3/1/2019 - Published: 12/28/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Bad Review by Chelsie Dagger reviews
Modern AU version of 'cooking fiasco'. This is the result of a bet between myself and ChelsieFan. Disclaimer: I do not own any part of the Downton franchise...sadly.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 62,738 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 12/6/2018 - Published: 10/3/2016 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
Heart of Mine by mr-and-mrs-bates reviews
After going through a bitter divorce, the last thing John Bates is looking for is love. Upon arriving back in Downton to work with his old friend, Robert Crawley, John meets and falls for a lovely waitress named, Anna Smith. Anna is a single mother trying to escape and forget a troubled past. Will the two finally find the happy ending they are both searching for?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 216,677 - Reviews: 448 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 11/13/2018 - Published: 2/2/2014 - [J. Bates, Anna S.] [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
What's Past is Prologue by olehistorian reviews
Modern AU: EM Hughes is a novelist who writes historical fiction and Charles Carson is a retired cricketer who is now a sports presenter, a color commentary man (whose on air partner is one Charlie Grigg). You will see the familiar characters albeit in different roles. This is the story of how they met and the long road that is their relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 28 - Words: 59,488 - Reviews: 589 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 10/3/2018 - Published: 2/18/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
After the Fall by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
MODERN AU The death of his soon-to-be ex-wife brings Charles Carson and his daughter, Daisy, to coastal Maine. Elsie Hughes, nurse at Daisy's new school, is soon placed deep into the Carsons' lives. But can Charles, Elsie, and Daisy - and the small town of Misty Cove where they live - survive the aftermath of what's to come? New role for T. Barrow; stars almost entire DA cast.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 59 - Words: 320,667 - Reviews: 1733 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 9/16/2018 - Published: 11/24/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Thomas, Daisy - Complete
My Foolish Heart by dibdab4 reviews
Promises are often hard to keep, especially when the past and possibilities for the future collide. Set in the universe of Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan's Mum, Elsie Burn's life is complicated to say the least. Charles Carson is offering a steady hand, but is she willing to take it? *T* for now...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 48,389 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/24/2018 - Published: 5/28/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Turning Points by Rocks-my-socks reviews
When Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes run into trouble as teenagers in Yorkshire, they make a choice which defines the rest of their lives. Little do they know, their choice will also change Julienne Newgarden's life forever too.
Crossover - Downton Abbey & Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 82,457 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/10/2018 - Published: 1/2/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Shelagh, Sr. Julienne
The Very Stuff of Life by Rocks-my-socks reviews
FF100. Midwifery, like love, is the very stuff of life. 100 drabbles and one shots, looking at the residents of Poplar, their hopes, dreams, lives and loves.
Call the Midwife - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 94 - Words: 44,516 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 3/7/2018 - Published: 1/27/2013
Waltz of the Heart by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Mr and Mrs Carson are just wed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,216 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/24/2018 - Published: 10/10/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Elspeth's by ScintillatingTart reviews
She'd been going it alone so long that she didn't know love until it bit her on the backside. (Modern AU)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 63,121 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 1/14/2018 - Published: 9/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 305 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/8/2018 - Published: 3/23/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C.]
On a Whim by HeartofDowntonCEC reviews
Elsie is the head of marketing at Crawley Enterprises, Inc. Traveling often for work and after an extremely busy day, she finds herself at the hotel bar. Uninterested in a relationship at this point in her life, she plans on a glass of wine only, but a handsome stranger grabs her attention. Will this moment be a one time meeting, or will their paths cross again?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,226 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 12/28/2017 - Published: 1/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Chelsie Prompts by Hogwarts Duo reviews
A collection of stories based on prompts from the Chelsie Prompts blog on Tumblr. Ratings may change per chapter and prompt. All of the stories will be Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes. Other characters may appear from time to time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 69,846 - Reviews: 441 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/25/2017 - Published: 1/25/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 119 - Follows: 160 - Updated: 10/8/2017 - Published: 10/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Chelsie Prompts by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
A space for my tumblr Chelsie prompt entries. Will be a smattering of everything, but the first six chapters will be sequential as one story. Rating subject to change.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 25,987 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 9/30/2017 - Published: 7/28/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Unsinkable Glory by Downtonix reviews
They had everything in life - except life itself. Titanic means something personal to everyone, but see it from their perspective. Experience their love, feel their fear, and witness their untold stories. How did two unlikely relationships develop on Titanic? Which lover will pay the price? Will a difference between their social classes decide their futures? [full summary inside]
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 112,733 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 9/30/2017 - Published: 8/27/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.]
Prompts by olehistorian reviews
A place for Chelsie prompt challenges that I've compiled through the years. All are Carson and Hughes focused with the appearance of other characters as necessary. Canon as well as AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 47,098 - Reviews: 570 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/24/2017 - Published: 2/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
No Need for Words by Happyheart2 reviews
Series 6 is over and we end with a kiss between Charles Carson and Elsie Carson, hoping for the best as they ring in the New Year. This is how I imagine the episode would have continued or carried on if there was a series 7. This is a response to @Chelsiefan71's tumblr Challenge to help us cope with the Series being over and not having a Series 7 to look forward to.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,117 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/29/2017 - Published: 9/19/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Other Woman by Aussiegirl41 reviews
After spending the Season together in London, Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson decide to keep in touch.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,722 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 6/18/2017 - Published: 4/22/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Infinite Joy by dibdab4 reviews
A follow up to Uncovering Love, we rejoin the Carson family and friends in Halifax, autumn 1953. Their home is lively and happy, but Elsie is suffering from a longing only one thing will sate. Beryl and Bill, Isobel and Richard, Andy and Daisy, and the Crawley family will prominently appear as the little family continues to deal with ghosts from the past and new challenges.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 126,258 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 5/28/2017 - Published: 1/31/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Falling Stars by ModernAmericanGirl reviews
A drabble series spanning Robert and Cora's relationship, with prompts all generated from the tumblr imagineyourOTP. Each drabble will be 500 words or less and will depict various points throughout their lives. Spoiler Alert for Series Four.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 66 - Words: 37,357 - Reviews: 408 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 5/21/2017 - Published: 4/7/2013 - Cora C., Robert C.
Whatever Will Be by newyork24-7 reviews
A re-imagining of the tension and budding relationship between Sister Bernadette and Dr Turner where she is not diagnosed with TB.
Call the Midwife - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,144 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/28/2017 - Published: 10/16/2013
Lights, Camera, Action! by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Modern AU. Elsie Hughes is exec producer for "The Granthams," a docudrama being filmed by Crawley Film Productions. Enter one old flame, Charles Carson, plus someone hell-bent on ruining the project ... what could possibly go wrong? Set in the glitz of Hollywood with some filming in Toronto and London. Rated T but a couple M chapters along the way. Chelsie fic w/many DA faves.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 94,824 - Reviews: 753 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 4/5/2017 - Published: 2/13/2017 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Robert C., Mrs Patmore - Complete
I'll give you my life by Good Bo reviews
Elsie and Charles are back to work after they got married. Things don't do so well for Elsie and Charles realises what he's done has probably caused this.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 35,079 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 3/28/2017 - Published: 11/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Dance Lessons by beMMADfabulous reviews
Mona has signed Tony and Angela up for a dance class, but the two of them may be in for more than they bargained for.
Who's the Boss? - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,710 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/26/2017 - Published: 2/25/2017
The Cure For What Ails You by dibdab4 reviews
Present day AU. Charles and Elsie, newly married and newly retired have set up house in York. Health and intimacy issues pose new challenges for the (mostly) happy couple. Fair amount of Richobel in this one, as well.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,285 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 11 - Published: 3/13/2017 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson
The Acquisition of Memories by BorneToFlow reviews
Embarking on their honeymoon, Charles and Elsie begin to process the events of their wedding day and those leading up to it. A series of internal reflections; lengthy, fun & sometimes in-depth conversations; &, interspersed with requisite amounts of playful holiday fun & honeymoon adult times. From Ch19 rating is a tasteful but strong M. Some S5/6 JF canon is blissfully ignored.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 44 - Words: 278,319 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/10/2017 - Published: 8/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Time Moves On by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Because sometimes, when time moves on, hard choices need to be made. But when you love fiercely and are loved in return, those hard choices can lead to new and amazing experiences. Supplement to "After the Fall," written with love for Hogwarts Duo on her birthday. Stands alone but meant as a complement to the larger story. Some sadness but mostly fluffy family love.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,546 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/24/2017 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Thomas, Daisy
Chelsie OTP prompts by chelsie fan reviews
A collection of OTP prompt responses for our favorite couple.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,492 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 2/13/2017 - Published: 1/13/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
Autumnal by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Mrs Hughes is not a pauper. Slight AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,665 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/12/2017 - Published: 9/9/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Laws of Love by HeartofDowntonCEC reviews
The Honourable Judge Elsie Hughes has dedicated her life to her career and helping those who come through her courtroom to a second chance in life. Deputy Commissioner Charles Carson believes in the law-if you break the law, you should pay. These old college friends have a history Elsie refuses to discuss, but the chemistry between them is almost tangible and unable to be ignored.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 68,172 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/10/2017 - Published: 9/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Turbulence by evitamockingbird reviews
Charles and Elsie meet by chance on an airplane and immediately like each other. But will their relationship grow? Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 51,849 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/26/2017 - Published: 1/3/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Honeymooners by DownstairsDaddy reviews
If all goes well, 8 chapters focused on the Chelsie honeymoon built upon past February prompts, 4 prompts/ chapter. Just like stepping into the water at Brighton, seeking fellow writers' encouragement for my first FanFic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,653 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/23/2017 - Published: 12/24/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Any Colour You Like by ladycobert reviews
A multi-character, multi-ship collection of drabbles and ficlets, some from prompts and some from my own head. May or may not align with my Cobert head canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 6,880 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/18/2017 - Published: 7/20/2013
This Christmas by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Charles and Elsie have 25 days to admit their true feelings. Written for the Chelsie Christmas Challenge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 40,006 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 1/9/2017 - Published: 12/1/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Rules of Servitude by EverObservant reviews
Have you ever wondered what thoughts crossed the minds of the heads of staff during their time together? This is my take on a whirlwind journey. A recap look at every moment we see of them together on screen. CANON
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 54 - Words: 36,809 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 12/30/2016 - Published: 11/14/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Day in the Life by dibdab4 reviews
Little jaunt back to Meadow View and the little Carson family, fall 1953. This will appear in some form in a larger work, but wanted to send a little birthday love to my sweet CSOtA on her special birthday. How lucky we all are to have a such a sweet, supportive spirit in our midst. Love you!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,793 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/28/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Ghost from the Past by GeordieLass reviews
This is a Chelsie fic, written as part of chelsiefan71's tumblr challenge. This fic follows the beach scene at the end of Series 4 and takes place during Series 5. A ghost from the past arrives at Downton, threatening to turn the worlds of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes upside down.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 24,816 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 12/28/2016 - Published: 9/18/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Decisions by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Decisions are made every single day. Some are harder than others, but all of them are easier with the love of your spouse keeping you steady along the way. Join me as we explore the decisions of Charles & Elsie Carson. Written for the tumblr DAS7 prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,339 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/22/2016 - Published: 9/25/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
For You by VoyICJ reviews
Answer to chelsiefan's Christmas Prompt Challenge. Follow the Carsons through the month of December 1925. Slightly AU and fluff as fluff can get.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,937 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/20/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Husband's Love by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
A bit of love for our darling Elsie following her husband's retirement from Downton Abbey. Written to fulfull the #unofficialdaS7 challenge by the lovely chelsie fan. Updates every Sunday for nine weeks, and a finale Christmas chapter on Christmas Day 2016.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,675 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/19/2016 - Published: 9/18/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore - Complete
Every Time a Bell Rings by dibdab4 reviews
What if there had never been a Charles Carson? Story takes place during the last few minutes of the final episode and then carries on into New Year's night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,773 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/12/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Christmas Prompts by olehistorian reviews
A series of Chelsie Christmas prompts inspired by Chelsie Fan and Chelsie-Prompts. Carson and Hughes with other characters making appearances.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 17,815 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/6/2016 - Published: 12/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Untold Story by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Period/Canon Chelsie. What if the Chelsie romance really DID start mid Season 3? Shows the behind-the-scenes realization and development of a love that was rarely shown on our screens, but that was slowly burning behind them all along. **Honeymoon has two M chapters.** Soundtrack for all songs is Ch 37.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 92,285 - Reviews: 796 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 12/3/2016 - Published: 5/25/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore - Complete
Wounds by VoyICJ reviews
The Housekeeper has always helped others stitch up their wounds, now she needs help stitching up her deepest one. Fits somewhere between 6x01 and 6x02.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,743 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11/6/2016 - Published: 10/23/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Love Story by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Mrs Hughes knows that on Halloween there's always a chance a ghost or two could haunt your dreams.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,379 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/30/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Let This Be Enough by VoyICJ reviews
Charles and Elsie adapt to their new life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,287 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/9/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Executioner by Onesimus42 reviews
A very AU story based on a picture of our very own butler as an executioner in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. What if this executioner met Elsie Hughes under less than favorable circumstances?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 37,262 - Reviews: 387 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 10/6/2016 - Published: 9/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Waste Land by mrpoohnminnie reviews
When growing insecurities threaten the engagement of Elsie Hughes to Charles Carson, what waste land awaits them? Canon-divergent AU beginning with S6ep1. Whether the story returns to canon, you'll have to keep reading to find out!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 28,001 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/24/2016 - Published: 7/10/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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]
Never Tell by chelsie fan reviews
My offering for week 1 of #unofficialdas7! There's something Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes never speak of, but perhaps they should.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,577 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/18/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Lesson In Propriety by LSgrimm91 reviews
Elsie Hughes moves to England to study at Westburn University and finds herself drawn to history professor, Charles Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 32,280 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/29/2016 - Published: 11/22/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Indestructible by imnotokaywiththerunning reviews
Canon continuation. Charlie and Elsie's future has become muddled by unexpected circumstances. "I guess a loving woman is indestructible." John Steinbeck
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,751 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/28/2016 - Published: 8/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Masterpiece by Onesimus42 reviews
Musings on a marriage. Posted originally on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,578 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/21/2016 - Published: 8/20/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Together, Yet Separate by Merida Hughsie reviews
Charles and Elsie were always mirror images of secret yearnings and upheld propriety. They stand side by side, together, united ... but are they truly that? Very steamy and not the usual way for them to get together. Will be a four chapter long story ... or that's what I have planned. Disclaimer: I don't own them. They are Fellowes' creation, but I play around with them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,468 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 8/7/2016 - Published: 12/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Charlie and Elsie by GeordieLass reviews
A continuation of Series 6, following the finale episode. How will Mr and Mrs Carson cope with the their new and 'different life? A happy, hopefully in character, fic focusing on our beloved Charlie and Elsie as they look to the future, as well as some background stories on other characters. Spoilers from Series 6 throughout. Hope you enjoy x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 79,272 - Reviews: 1327 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 7/31/2016 - Published: 12/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What We Know by BloodyMaryPrayer reviews
Charles and Elsie fight over what's between them. I do believe it's going to get M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 18,145 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 7/14/2016 - Published: 3/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
My Girl by SWLovers reviews
Charles and Elsie have a visitor at the Abbey. Set with series 5 characters, but lets just pretend Charles and Elsie are a tad younger.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 80,307 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 7/11/2016 - Published: 7/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Getting Married by Edward Carson reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes find out that getting married is a lot more complicated than a proposal and an acceptance. This story charts their progress through the obstacle course between engagement and wedding breakfast. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes feature prominently, but the story is told from the perspectives of different characters. Canon in spirit, with much original material.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 19 - Words: 70,092 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/9/2016 - Published: 5/24/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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 Witch in the Woods by evitamockingbird reviews
Charles lives in Downton, which has been plagued by terrible luck, and everybody is blaming the witch who lives in the woods outside of the village. Charles is sent out to confront the witch, but she isn't at all what he expected. Chelsie AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,624 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 6/11/2016 - Published: 6/4/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cinderelsie by theoofoof reviews
AU. Elsie Hughes runs a struggling shop in the small village of Argyll. But when her Goddaughter, Anna convinces her to to attend the Ghillies Ball being held by the new Lord of the Manor, she will find something that she didn't even realise she was missing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,580 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 5/23/2016 - Published: 1/3/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Love Lives On by SWLovers reviews
Sequel to Love Never Dies. Charles and Elsie struggle with two divorces, keeping their relationship a secret, and more "bumps" along the way.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,000 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 5/21/2016 - Published: 3/25/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
Brown Chicken, Brown Cow by chelsie fan reviews
Brown Chicken, Brown Cow, and other barnyard animals observe the courtship rituals and mating habits of the residents of Downton Abbey. A collaborative effort between Chelsie Dagger and me, this is about as wacky and cracky as it gets!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,940 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/6/2016 - Published: 4/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Molesley, P. Baxter
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.
Cooking With Elsie by Hogwarts Duo reviews
All she wanted to do was cook for her husband. All he wanted was to share a nice, quiet meal alone with his bride. What happened was not what either of them expected. Then again, maybe that was for the best. My take on cooking gate with Elsie, Charles, and Beryl Patmore.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,006 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/3/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sweet Hereafter by Aussiegirl41 reviews
What happens after Charlie and Elsie's first time. Written for Akachankami's birthday.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/2/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Whiskers by imnotokaywiththerunning reviews
He never meant for any of it to happen. He had been minding his own business reading the paper out in the garden when she had plonked herself down on his lap as if she belonged there. My take on "whiskers" from the tumblr chelsie-prompts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,676 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Smooth Operator by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Due to his palsy, Charlie starts to have trouble with some of his everyday routines, meaning Elsie will need to assist. Written for tumblr's chelsie-prompt of 'whiskers'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/26/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Thirty Years by Mistressdickens reviews
A look at the married lives of the Carsons, told through the wedding anniversaries they share together. Various cameos from Anna, Daisy, Beryl, Tom and Isobel, amongst others, helping to show that the life they lived was filled with the friends and family their life in service had given them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 37,553 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/19/2016 - Published: 2/28/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Expect The Unexpected by LisaDouglas reviews
Mrs. Hughes discovers retirement might be far different from what they'd planned. First Downton fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 21,522 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 4/9/2016 - Published: 5/13/2015 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
Second Chances by evitamockingbird reviews
In 4x2, Mr. Grigg asks Mr. Carson "why did you never ask about Alice when we last met, before the War?" What might have happened if Mr. Carson HAD asked Charles Grigg about Alice the first time Grigg came to Downton? This story answers that question. AU Chelsie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 97,406 - Reviews: 806 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 4/2/2016 - Published: 4/19/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
A Table for Two by Aussiegirl41 reviews
A/U Charles ensures that Mrs Hughes always gets the very best customer service available.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 5,187 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/26/2016 - Published: 9/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cannonball by ladyjane77 reviews
At Grantham University, Dr. Elsie Hughes meets Dr. Charles Carson. Their attraction is undeniable, but what she doesn't know about Charles could mean the end of the life she has worked so hard to build. And what Charles doesn't know about Elsie might just mean the loss of the one thing he cannot afford to lose- his heart.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,116 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 3/25/2016 - Published: 6/28/2015
Why She Went by Missy Tea reviews
Its three years later. She walked away, and left a hole inside his heart. He can't breath without her. Will he find his missing part again? Sequel to 'Ask Me To Stay'
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,649 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/23/2016 - Published: 1/11/2016 - Robert C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Insights by Mistressdickens reviews
A series of insights into characters stretching across the entire six series. Little moments when we wonder what they are thinking, or times when there's been a time jump and we'd love to know what happened in the interim. Requests for chapters taken, all characters considered. Tagged characters quite at random
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,785 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 3/15/2016 - Published: 10/15/2015 - Molesley, E. Hughes, Isobel C., Thomas
Where You Belong by storm173 reviews
AU/Modern AU – It's been over two years since Elsie Burns buried her husband. Together with her son, her niece and her cheeky sister, she got her life back to normal. But just then a stranger stumbles in front of Elsie's car and gets knocked out. When he wakes up in hospital he says his name is Charles Carson and insists to have been born in 1856…
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 75,119 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 3/13/2016 - Published: 3/8/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Caught by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
A birthday fic for Mistressdickens, with cover art designed by Dameofdownstairs! This one-shot is set the evening before the Carsons' wedding, and can be considered a prequel to "Shift." Enjoy!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,267 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/4/2016 - E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, P. Baxter - Complete
Naked Flame by Nova Super reviews
A bit AU. Not long after the war, Evelyn and some comrades come to Downton. And after Cora learns of Robert's wandering eye, she takes kind and at first innocent comfort from one of their guests until she realises too late that the friendship she has formed is completely inappropriate. It especially does not sit well in parallel with her fragile marriage. Warning for cliffys.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 39,608 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 2/27/2016 - Published: 2/16/2013 - [Robert C., Cora C.] Evelyn Napier - Complete
If You Love Him, Let Him Go by Missy Tea reviews
It was pathetic, falling in love with a man who would never be interested in her. It was even more pathetic watching him marry someone else.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,032 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/26/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Best of Birthdays by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
A birthday fic for the lovely, amazing Hogwarts Duo! It's Charles Carson's 70th birthday ... however should they celebrate?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,966 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/25/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.] - Complete
A Dark Matter by dibdab4 reviews
Changes seem to keep coming Elsie Hughes (Carson)'s way as she continues to settle into life with her new husband. The secret keeper, however, will have to contend with her own long hidden truths as a dark entity makes itself known in the Abbey. Story begins not longer after Christmas Special S6 ends, so spoilers abound.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 10 - Words: 45,492 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 2/24/2016 - Published: 1/31/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
With Thanks by Canadianjudy reviews
Mrs. Hughes/Elsie reflecting on the wedding dress drama that transpired on her wedding eve and her thoughts of gratitude to all of those involved. This is my first-ever fanfic; I haven't written a word since high school. This is un-beta'ed and un-everythinged. I couldn't even figure out how to include the sewing/fabric pics I wanted to include. Oh, well. Enjoy!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/21/2016 - Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, P. Baxter
A Waltz Into the Future by Mistressdickens reviews
A little romantic story, set after the events of season six, where Mr and Mrs Carson share a waltz or two, a kiss or two, one evening in their cottage. A birthday gift for Brenna-Louise
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,406 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/16/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shift by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
A honeymoon fic, in which Elsie and Charles realize what it means to finally come HOME. "They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered." -F. Scott Fitzgerald
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,693 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 11 - Published: 2/13/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
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
Wedded and bedded by kouw reviews
That first night together is met with no small amount of trepidation
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,506 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/8/2016 - Published: 1/6/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Chelsie Shorts by RhondaStar reviews
This started as a Chelsie challenge - now it's a place to house short stories about this lovely pair
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,591 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/7/2016 - Published: 1/8/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Valentines are for the young by Mistressdickens reviews
A Valentines day for our wonderful Chelsie couple does not run along the usual expected romantic lines when they've not yet had the 'talk'. A reflection on what might have happened on that day, set just before the events of season six, episode 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,484 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/30/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Downton Academy by chelsie fan reviews
Modern AU. Christmas theme. Robert Crawley is the founder of Downton Academy, an exclusive, traditional, British-style boarding and day school in Chicago. Charles Carson is headmaster for boys, and Elsie Hughes is headmistress for girls.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,982 - Reviews: 420 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 1/29/2016 - Published: 11/30/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Music of Our Lives by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Sequel to "Music of the Heart." Glimpses into the Carsons' lives in retirement, with frequent appearances by Dr. Clarkson and Isobel as well as Anna and John Bates, Mrs Patmore and Daisy, and others.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 79,678 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/25/2016 - Published: 7/6/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] - Complete
Music of the Heart by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
My take on the struggle for one stoic butler and one hopeful housekeeper to eventually find their way to one another. Introspection, angst, comfort and love that will, eventually, conquer all. Set during Season 5, veers slightly AU. Cover art by the lovely brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 84,991 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/25/2016 - Published: 4/18/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
Sketching Beauty, Proving Truth by Mistressdickens reviews
Spoilers for S6E1: They've not had a proper chance to talk about the wonderful things he said about her to Mrs Patmore, cannot even find a way to begin, but when Charles reveals a hidden talent and sketches his beloved, the drawing allows the love to flow.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,509 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/23/2016 - Published: 1/18/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Old Scars Heal New Wounds by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Post S6. The Carsons find time for an amorous moment in the housekeeper's sitting room before complications naturally ensue. Trigger/squick warning: a minute amount of blood.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,022 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/22/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Uncovering Love by dibdab4 reviews
Aspiring writer Charles Carson is still healing in the aftermath of WWII. As he begins to construct a book based on a collection of journals left by a distant relative, he uncovers the tale of a secret love just as he meets a woman who has the potential to either fill or break his heart. AU that will incorporate Downton characters. Not my characters, but I love them deeply.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 51 - Words: 195,830 - Reviews: 907 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 1/19/2016 - Published: 10/24/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Take My Hand by strangertoromance reviews
What happened between the Carsons' wedding reception at the schoolhouse and their arrival back from honeymoon? This is what I imagined.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,167 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 1/17/2016 - Published: 12/30/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
How the Love Nest got its name by Mistressdickens reviews
Spoilers for the entirety of season six. Written for Muddlethrough as a prize for winning a tumblr sweepstake, this is an affectionate look at how Mrs Patmore came to title the Carson cottage the Love Nest.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,556 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/16/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Family Duty Honor by Missy Tea reviews
Wars were hard. Wars took lives. Wars also meant a Betrothal to a woman he's never met. When you play the game you win or you die.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 31,017 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 1/8/2016 - Published: 8/13/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Keep Me Steady by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Charles Carson is facing an uncertain future. It's up to his wife, Elsie Hughes Carson, to keep him steady! Spoilers for Series 6!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,769 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/7/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Trouble with the Tea by partiallyyours reviews
Mrs. Hughes drinks some troublesome tea. Pre-engagement and all that lovely stuff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,440 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/1/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Not The End Yet by BigMachoCinephile reviews
Charles and Elsie are a divorced couple, who have to cope with an event which will make them closer.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 16 - Words: 22,501 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 1/1/2016 - Published: 5/29/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
How Life Is by RottenWeather reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes met at university. They fell in love, married, got good jobs and had a family. The perfect life. But sometimes things don't quite turn out the way people plan them... Modern Chelsie AU - a joint venture between theoofoof and RhondaStar47
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 96,948 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 10/27/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Quiet Moments by theoofoof reviews
A collection of stand alone missing moments/post-eps for series 6. How do the episodes continue for our beloved Chelsie? Christmas Special chapter added.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,429 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 9/27/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Ask Me To Stay by Missy Tea reviews
How could she stay without Becky? How could she leave without Charles? How was she supposed to decide? Mod AU. Warnings inside.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,818 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/30/2015 - Published: 10/29/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
Obscured by Vanity by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Spoilers for the final episode. After observing his hasty retreat with cup and saucer in hand, Mrs. Hughes considers the actions of her husband over the past few weeks and comes to a decision.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,607 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Winter Break by RhondaStar reviews
A Christmas Sequel (of sorts) to Easter Break. We revisit Charles and Elsie during December 2018 and find out what's happening in everyone's lives - how has Charles adjusted to being a Grandfather? How are Anna & John coping with the book store? And what is Elsie hiding from the others?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,614 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Published: 12/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
First Snow by ScintillatingTart reviews
The snow reflects them; refraction and reflection.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,872 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/26/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Jolene by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"Please don't take my man." A woman, her husband, and the woman he loves. AU. Inspired by the classic song by Dolly Parton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 48,277 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 12/17/2015 - Published: 10/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
Auld Lang Syne - Thirty Year Partnership by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Slight spoilers, S6CS. Our favorite butler and housekeeper share a moment before and after Downton ushers in 1926.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,511 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Feeling Steady by SWLovers reviews
One-Shot: My take on what may happen between a butler and his wife during s6 Christmas special. *Spoilers for s6*
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,148 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/16/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
colours of the rainbow (so pretty in the sky) by Mestizaa reviews
In a world where meeting your soulmate makes you see in colour... based on a tumblr soulmate!AU prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,708 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/14/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Sweetest Gift of All by Hogwarts Duo reviews
What do you give someone that you love so much but feel you have so little to give? Charles Carson has the answer for a little someone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,034 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/13/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Sybil C.
Prompts by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
Collection of my responses to the Chelsie - Anon prompts. Spoilers for Series 5 CS in chapter 6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,598 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/5/2015 - Published: 6/5/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, George C.
Whatever the Circumstance by theoofoof reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes work together at Crawley's Wine Merchants - he is head buyer, she is client manager. They've worked together for ten years and are close friends. Deep down both would like to be something more but it's not that simple... or is it? Modern AU. Chelsie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 38,518 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 11/30/2015 - Published: 3/8/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, Anna S. - Complete
From Behind Closed Doors by sliceofperfection reviews
A series of vignettes detailing pivotal moments in the early years of Cora and Robert Crawley from the setting of their dressing rooms. Ratings will vary by chapter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 45,986 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 11/29/2015 - Published: 3/4/2013 - Robert C., Cora C.
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
The First Morning by Mistressdickens reviews
The first morning of the Carsons lives together. A story inspired by a random thought on the London Underground that Charles never actually knew where the cancer Elsie (didn't) have actually was. This is what my romance addled brain produced to answer that thought.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,203 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 14 - Published: 11/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
If Only by Londoncalling89 reviews
Little snippets of my minds wanderings in regards to our dear Carson and Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,983 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/13/2015 - Published: 3/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Snowdrifts and Love by Mistressdickens reviews
Inspired by a prompt given by the lovely Daniishep on twitter when I was stuck for something to do in an airport. She suggested a story about the 'Carsons getting snowed in, in their cottage', so here we are.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,956 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/12/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tactile Obsessions by ScintillatingTart reviews
The sense of touch is perhaps the most important of them all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 4,839 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/11/2015 - Published: 9/12/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Semantic Satiation by JustSterling reviews
They've come for Anna ... again. The Abbey has descended into sheer madness following the apparent murder of a staff member. The cops have charged Anna, based on little more than the word of a far more likely suspect. Upstairs & down feature. *You'd better come find out about this. Now someone's tried to kill Mrs. Hughes!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 73,263 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 11/10/2015 - Published: 6/24/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] J. Bates, Thomas
Downton Abbey & Zombies by The Yankee Countess reviews
What if the Zombie Apocalypse took place immediately following WWI? What if the poison gas used in WWI caused serious, biological repercussions, that brought the dead...back to life? What if the men and women of Downton Abbey, both upstairs and downstairs, had to unite to fight off a horde of flesh-eating monsters? Inspired by AMC's "The Walking Dead"
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 321,042 - Reviews: 492 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 11/7/2015 - Published: 9/27/2012
Surrogate Mother by Merida Hughsie reviews
Elsie regretted only one thing in her life. Now many years later Elsie finally understood 'maternal instinct'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 55 - Words: 78,658 - Reviews: 503 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 120 - Updated: 11/7/2015 - Published: 5/8/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson, Sybbie B. - Complete
Downton Academy: A Prequel by chelsie fan reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes run a traditional school in Chicago. This is the story of how they got there.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 17,930 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 11/6/2015 - Published: 9/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Please by deeedeee reviews
Exceedingly NSFW, but lovingly so. Please as a verb and please as a plea... Carson wedding night awkwardness turns amorous. Spoilerlerrrt? 6.3 because of their honeymoon location and her dress, I suppose.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 12,611 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 23 - Published: 11/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
If you want me by Mrs.Dickens713 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
Managing Love by meetmeinstlouie reviews
The managing partner of the law firm Carson, Crawley & Bates has the reputation of being traditional, efficient, and boring. But he becomes the center of gossip, both among his staff and his legal associates, when he does something totally unexpected - he gets engaged. The bigger surprise is his intended - his smart, progressive, and sexy office manager of twenty-five years.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 33 - Words: 94,778 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 10/26/2015 - Published: 8/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle by Lady Aurelia Crawley reviews
Elsie discovers that she is pregnant after being attacked, but she decides to try to raise the baby on her own. How can she cope in a world where she is seen as sinful? And will she let Charlie help her and perhaps even allow herself to fall in love?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,339 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 10/26/2015 - Published: 6/26/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Pillow Talk by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Sometimes, the deepest and silliest conversations take place at night. Between lovers, it's called pillow talk. A series of drabbles featuring Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,651 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 10/23/2015 - Published: 7/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Butler Takes His Wife by goringthatgong reviews
Heigh ho the derry-oh! The Carsons are on their honeymoon. NSFW, I repeat NSFW
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,907 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/19/2015 - Published: 9/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Who We Truly Are by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Sparked from an old OTP prompt and a conversation with YellowBrickRoad! Starts angsty and introspective before progressing into friendship, hope, and love, answering the question of what truly makes us FAMILY. Starts after S4 ending, goes AU. Most major cast members make an appearance at some point.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 30 - Words: 86,358 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 10/16/2015 - Published: 8/13/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Robert C., Mrs Patmore - Complete
Lavender and Sandalwood: A Chelsie Drabble Collection by mrpoohnminnie reviews
An assorted collection of Chelsie ficlets and drabbles. Some of these may morph into longer stories. But until I have the time to write those multichapter fics, I figured I would share what I have so far. Each post will include a timing note and a spoiler warning (if needed).
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 14,954 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/14/2015 - Published: 6/22/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Jitters by Onesimus42 reviews
Wedding night in Scarborough. Pre-'Fair Scarborough'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,166 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 10/12/2015 - Published: 10/10/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Easter Break by RhondaStar reviews
Modern AU: Bookshop owner Charles and teacher Elsie are finally dating, sharing their first holiday together in Dubai after months building a relationship. Can they navigate their way through the demons of their past to find a way to stay together for the long haul?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 354,620 - Reviews: 1267 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 10/12/2015 - Published: 4/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Licit by deeedeee reviews
SPOILERLERRRT for s6e1. A riff on that scene at the end of the episode. [Licit: conforming to the requirements of the law; not forbidden; permissible]
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,304 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/10/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Oneiric by deeedeee reviews
SPOILERLERRRT for s6e3. Oneiric: of, relating to, or suggestive of dreams. A one-shot from that moment when Elsie Hughes puts herself to bed on the eve of... well, you know.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 837 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
With My Body I Thee Worship by mont-blank reviews
The Carsons on their wedding night. S6 spoilers only if you kind of already know what you're looking for.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,996 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/5/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Hughson A-Z: Navigate by deeedeee reviews
s6e2 SPOIRLERLERRT. Follows "Mine." Carson's thinkiethoughts as he tries to figure out just what his opinions are on the wedding location.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,577 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Fair Scarborough by Onesimus42 reviews
After the honeymoon. Speculation on a relaxed Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 760 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
With Hearts of Gold by Mestizaa reviews
One moment of weakness, one fleeting moment of temporary insanity is all it takes for Carson and Hughes to give in. S5 AU. Carson/Hughes. Solid M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,500 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 10/2/2015 - Published: 6/8/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
The Wedding of the Decade by Mistressdickens reviews
The wedding of Charles Carson to Elsie Hughes. Lots of feels. Pure fluff. Do I even need to write a description?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,238 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/2/2015 - Published: 9/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Kindred by Just Inevitable reviews
'But now a little love, a little living has changed my ways, and taught me, and brought me the joy of giving.' [Lyrics by Ivor Novello's 'I Can Give you the Starlight.']
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 320 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/30/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
All the Things We Cannot Say by spoonsoftea reviews
[SPOILERS] Post season 6, episode 2 - Mrs. Hughes's thoughts on the schoolhouse vs. Downton Abbey reception, and the ensuing conversation with Mr. Carson - with some surprising results.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/29/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Mine by deeedeee reviews
s6e2 SPOILERLERRT! Angsty angst. A peek inside Elsie's head during the wedding-planning cluster of misunderstandings where everyone means well and no one can communicate (yet).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 943 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Thirty Days by onmyside reviews
He proposed to her at Christmas and now they will be married in only 30 days! Will one of them get cold feet? What about the dress? What about the wedding reception? Kissing? First names? Each chapter takes a look at one of the days prior to the wedding. Some chapters will be rather long, in others I'll only take a tiny glimpse at our beloved character's lives. K for now.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,054 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/27/2015 - Published: 9/7/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Housekeeper's Tale by Mestizaa reviews
The Doctor meets another Scottish girl.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,969 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/27/2015 - Published: 11/25/2014 - 11th Doctor, 10th Doctor, E. Hughes, C. Carson
A Hysterical route to Happiness by Mistressdickens reviews
SEASON 6 SPOILERS: Inspired by the amazing gif sets on tumblr of a certain kiss scene in series 6 ep 1, this looks at how the conversation might have gone had Mrs Hughes started to hyperventilate as Carson suggested they should call the whole thing off.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,427 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/26/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Saved By Your Love by Chelsie Dagger reviews
NO SPOILERS!The Carsons celebrate their one month wedding anniversary. Charles tries to explain to Elsie how her love rescued him from an unfulfilled life. Stand alone or supplemental story for Our Little Dream. I've added Robert and Cora to the list of characters. They have a nice little story arch from chapters 21ish to 26ish if you are a Cobert fan. NO SPOILERS FROM SERIES 6!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 33 - Words: 85,473 - Reviews: 417 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/26/2015 - Published: 5/18/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.] - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Flush by deeedeee reviews
s6 pre-episode 1 SPOILERLERRT! [Flush: a sudden rush of intense emotion. a sudden abundance or spate of something. a period when something is new or particularly fresh and vigorous.] Here are more of my pre-Episode 1 speculations on the s6 spoilers. It's a way it could have gone — more or less continuing from Dubious and Edifice.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,665 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/25/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Breath of Life by Aussiegirl41 reviews
A short fic set immediately after 6.1. Contains spoilers of a sort, therefore. Mr Carson is shocked to hear Mrs Hughes's confession.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,278 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/25/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
That Farm Girl by Jemmmmaaaaaaa reviews
I've been fascinated by Mrs Hughes' backstory forever, so this is a little delve into what I have imagined her past to have been. May continue into something more. Series 5/6. [Chelsie]
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,446 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 9/25/2015 - Published: 3/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Violet Storm by imnotokaywiththerunning reviews
A strange wind has blown over Downton Abbey turning everything upside down for the unsuspecting servants. Completely ridiculous. Multiship. Will involve everyone at the Abbey eventually.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 19,328 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/24/2015 - Published: 7/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas, P. Baxter - Complete
Proud by spoonsoftea reviews
[SPOILERS] The conversation that should have happened between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. Following Mrs. Hughes as she considers what being married to Mr. Carson will actually entail, how she frets, and how she deals with it. Partial re-imagining of episode 1, series six, with all the best bits left in.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,303 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/23/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Mrs Patmore's Account by MagicaeArtiumLaudator reviews
*S06E01 spoilers* A little fill-in-the-gaps fic. Mrs Patmore relays her second, successful conversation with Mr Carson to an anxious Mrs Hughes. Thoughts, feelings, dialogue and a small bit of fluff at the end.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,965 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
And She Was Beautiful by SWLovers reviews
6x1 SPOILERS! One-Shot What happens after *fade to black?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 758 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Gone Another Way by meetmeinstlouie reviews
This AU fic is inspired by the question Mrs. Hughes asks in Season 1. What if our dear Butler and Housekeeper had "gone another way"? Other DA characters will appear. This will mostly take place in late 19th century middle America. UPDATE: New chapter. Pen spills her secret.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 43,266 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/23/2015 - Published: 5/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, OC
If You Want Me by meetmeinstlouie reviews
SEASON 6, EPISODE 1 SPOILERS. If you've watched it, you should know what this is about. If you haven't please don't read unless you want spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 761 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Book of Revelation in Their Hearts by Mistressdickens reviews
ATTENTION! There are MASSIVE spoilers for season 6. DO NOT READ if you've not seen the episode, because I won't be held accountable. This is a fic relating to all the Chelsie goodness in season 6 episode 1. I repeat MASSIVE SPOILERS
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,013 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tomorrow by meetmeinstlouie reviews
Based on a few seconds of Carson from the trailer. S6 speculation.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 328 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/19/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
While Away by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Will Charlie and Elsie ever get over their jitters to consummate their marriage?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,383 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 9/19/2015 - Published: 5/24/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Edifice by deeedeee reviews
s6 pre-episode 1 SPOILERLERRT! Follows "Dubious." More speculation on the s6 spoilers. The great facades are crumbling...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,217 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Dubious by deeedeee reviews
s6 pre-episode 1 SPOILERLERRT! Speculation on some spoilers from the beginning of s6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,965 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/16/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Braided chain by kouw reviews
Whenever the Downton pulls into port, Charles' first visit is to her
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,846 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 9 - Published: 9/16/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Say You'll See Me Again by meetmeinstlouie reviews
A weird mishmash of ChelsieSouloftheAbbey's story "Who We Truly Are" and Taylor Swift's song, "Wildest Dreams". Yes, I'm serious. And crazy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 648 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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
Every Picture Tells a Story by dibdab4 reviews
Some speculation and wishful thinking based on photos recently released in relation to the beginning of Season. We are exactly one week away from the first episode as I post this! YAYYYYYYY!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,642 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/13/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Perpetually Human Part II by mont-blank reviews
Sequel to Perpetually Human: Carson reevaluates his choices.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,387 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/12/2015 - Published: 7/7/2014 - 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]
Hughson A-Z: Babel by deeedeee reviews
s6 pre-episode 1 SPOILERLERRT! (Babel: a : a confusion of sounds or voices. b : a scene of noise or confusion) (It's a different take on the forehead kiss.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,639 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Silent Tears by ScintillatingTart reviews
Too many questions, no answers. Alternative season 3. (Rated T, Carson/Hughes)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,217 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Certainty by deeedeee reviews
s6 pre-episode 1 SPOILERLERRT! A oneshot inspired by that gorgeous forehead kiss. In which I speculate that her hands are tightly clutched together at her waist.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,219 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"I'd like to know that your love/Is love I can be sure of/So tell me now, and I won't ask again." This is what happens while listening to '60s classics and watching a forehead kiss for the 500th time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,366 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/31/2015 - Complete
Satin and Lace by Londoncalling89 reviews
Mrs. hughes and Mrs. Patmore have a conversation regarding an upcoming wedding night.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,558 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/31/2015 - Published: 8/14/2015 - E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, C. Carson
Jitters by Mrs.Dickens713 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
Love Never Dies by SWLovers reviews
Modern AU: Charles and Elsie are married... to other people. They are part of three couples who are vacationing together in Acapulco. The circumstances change for them and so does their relationship. Based lightly on the 1960 film The Facts of Life.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 24,602 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 8/26/2015 - Published: 8/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Now and Then by GeordieLass reviews
Gentle Chelsie tale of parallels: Charles and Elsie in their early days at Downton and Charles and Elsie in their retirement years (following on from Stuck with you) x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 62,857 - Reviews: 848 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 8/24/2015 - Published: 5/29/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Two Variations on the First Night by partiallyyours reviews
Two different ways their first night could go.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,508 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Clean Sheets by dibdab4 reviews
A morning one week into the retirement of our butler and his wife.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
First time by kouw reviews
Experimental one-shot detailing the Carson's wedding night (tumblr request)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,607 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Snippets by kouw reviews
Quick and dirty, un-betaed little snippets from everyone Downstairs based on the tiny little spoilers we've been given for S6 so far
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 4,146 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/21/2015 - Published: 8/7/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S. - Complete
Chelsie Pride by theoofoof reviews
My responses to the #ChelsiePride challenge on Tumbr, where the prompts are quotes from Pride and Prejudice. I may not do them all and they won't be done in the same order as in the original post. I'm using this as a way of trying to get my muse back - it seems she's gone on holiday!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,970 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 8/20/2015 - Published: 7/28/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C.
A Kiss Goodnight by meetmeinstlouie reviews
After their engagement, all Mrs. Hughes wants is a kiss from Mr. Carson. But even she could not guess how much he wanted to kiss her back. This is Season 6 dreamland. UPDATE: The last chapter is up.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,100 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 8/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hands and Hearts by Mistressdickens reviews
Immediately post the season 5 Christmas special proposal. A little look at how Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes react to the fact they are engaged. Originally a drabble on tumblr. Pure fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,215 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 6/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Trouble and Strife by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Carson and Mrs. Hughes are now husband and wife.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,463 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 9/15/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Last Kiss by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Faced with his very last day at Downton, Charles wonders if he's completely ready for his new life. In my mind, the perfect final Carson/Hughes scene. 'Co-written' by Bugs, enabler of the staircase kiss.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,411 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/17/2015 - Complete
About Time by hmschelsie reviews
Mrs. Patmore's reaction to the Chelsie engagement. Prompt by tumblr user: the-queen-approves
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 954 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/17/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Mrs Patmore, Daisy
Love, Interrupted by ScintillatingTart reviews
Charles Carson is a widower with a daughter; Elsie Hughes is a maid with a past. Will they be able to overlook their failings and love one another? (Rated M for... monkey business.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 66,671 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 8/17/2015 - Published: 6/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Breaking With Tradition by Edward Carson reviews
The romance of Christmas 1924, focusing on what follows Mr. Carson's enchanting proposal. This is a narrative of the 48 hours after the proposal, with reactions to the news by almost everyone, with emphasis on Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes themselves. Disclaimer: Mr. Fellowes created them, Mr. Carter and Ms. Logan gave them life. I am only borrowing them for a little while.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 37,330 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/6/2015 - Published: 7/21/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Pride Challenge by dibdab4 reviews
New Chelsie series of prompts based on quotes from Jane Austen and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Feeling a bit rusty, but happy to be writing about these two sweethearts. This first entry is quite tame, but marking T with the possibility of some future M-ness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,331 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/29/2015 - Published: 7/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Fabric of Happiness by Londoncalling89 reviews
Married life is all fun and games until someone gets into trouble.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,655 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/29/2015 - Published: 7/25/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
I've Loved You Before by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Fic request, based upon the idea that true soul mates will continue to come into one another's lives. Song title is in my Spotify playlist "Chelsie Potpourri" - it's my favorite Melissa Etheridge song.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,131 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/22/2015 - Published: 7/21/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Writer's Dilemma by Edward Carson reviews
Season Six in 23 scenes with Prologue and Epilogue. A satirical rendering of the final season, it is not quite what we hope for or expect for our favourites. Apologies to Julian Fellowes for dragging him into this. Disclaimer: Characters, concept, and setting belong indisputably to Mr. Fellowes. They are only borrowed here in good faith and good humour. NO SPOILERS FOR SEASON 6.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 12,851 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/17/2015 - Mary C., Edith C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
Nothing Gets Done by nanniships reviews
A slightly steamy Chelsie in honor of our Mona for her birthday! When Mr. Carson makes a decision...he makes a decision. Probably OOC, but lots of fun regardless.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,349 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Neverwas by ScintillatingTart reviews
A sense of self is all they have left to share between them. (Rated M, Carson/Hughes)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 66,083 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/28/2015 - Published: 4/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Steady by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Charles and Elsie, my headcanon after the proposal.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,282 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 12 - Published: 6/27/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
You Make Me Sing by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It's you, it's you, you make me sing./You're every line, you're every word, you're everything." Inspired by the song "Everything" by Michael Buble. A companion to "A Lifelong Love Letter". One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 964 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
8 by partiallyyours reviews
Before the wedding, Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes have a disagreement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,956 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/13/2015 - Published: 6/7/2015 - Complete
Tarnished by Bremol reviews
That day at the sea changed Elsie Hughes' life. Season 4 CS spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 50 - Words: 75,706 - Reviews: 636 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 6/13/2015 - Published: 2/23/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C.] - Complete
Lovesick by chelsie fan reviews
Charles Carson is lovesick. Elsie Hughes is both the cause of his illness and its cure.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,678 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/12/2015 - Published: 4/7/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Softie by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Can Charles manage to pull off a surprise for Elsie's birthday? Pure fluff, a birthday fic for the lovely Lady Aurelia Crawley! Possible companion piece for Music of the Heart and Surprise for a Friend. Cover art by the lovely brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,868 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/11/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
First Impressions by Missy Tea reviews
Elsie is a struggling reporter, Charles a retired musician who's ex wife is set to release a tell-all book. What happens when Elsie is sent to get his side of the story by her power hungry boss who has fingers in too many pies? Modern AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,348 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 6/11/2015 - Published: 3/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
That Wall by JustSterling reviews
Mr. Carson, tear down this wall!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,917 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/10/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, Daisy - Complete
Ghost Writer by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
What if Charles Carson really DID go to Haxby? This question has always haunted me, and this is my answer. A fic request to fit the song "Ghost," by the Indigo Girls. Also includes sentiment from "My Immortal," by Evanessence, and "The Promise," by Tracy Chapman. Playlist on Spotify.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,694 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/9/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Lifelong Love Letter by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"Tell the world that we finally got it all right/I choose you." Based off of the song by Sara Bareilles, "I Choose You". One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,004 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Growing Together by AnxiousRobot reviews
All girls are a complete and utter nuisance - especially younger ones with thick Scottish accents.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,753 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/6/2015 - Published: 4/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Scene From A Train by LoveUnderLockAndKey reviews
What may have happened on the way back from London... (VERY silly drabble)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, Daisy - Complete
Voices by olehistorian reviews
This is a series of vignettes based on how Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes observe the other's voice the first time they have the occasion to hear the other express anger, guilt, fear, passion, consternation, silence, etc. The rating begins as a K but will change to a M as the story progresses. The chapters will form a complete story as we move along.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 25,994 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 6/4/2015 - Published: 9/3/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
It May be Worth the Scandal by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
What happens when the widowed Lord Carson falls in love with his housekeeper? A scandal, and a love story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,052 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 6/2/2015 - Published: 3/30/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Love's Alchemy by chelsie fan reviews
Charles Carson, secret alchemist, devises a love potion to make Mrs. Hughes fall in love with him. Will it work? Total crack!fic! A little birthday present for Chelsie Dagger. Birthday wishes go out to longlivequeenvic, too!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,072 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Family matters by princegeorge reviews
Now that they're Mr and Mrs Carson, Charles wants to know more about his sister-in-law.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,526 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
To Grieve a Blessing by dillyydallyy reviews
Modern AU: Charles helps Elsie through one of the toughest moments of her life. Very angsty. This may turn into a place for my crazy little drabbles to go.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,665 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/30/2015 - 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
Starting to Understand by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Charles Carson learns about Mrs. Hughes's past and it opens his eyes to the future. Companion story to I Don't Understand You.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,501 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/25/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
If You Were the Only Girl in the World and I Were the Only Boy by Lady Aurelia Crawley reviews
Christmas Eve is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing...it's time for Charlie and Elsie to become Mr and Mrs Carson. What surprises await them? and What will the other staff say when they find out?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 29,961 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/24/2015 - Published: 4/19/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
I Don't Understand You by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Elsie confuses Charles when she helps Grigg out of the workhouse. Perhaps, there is more to the story and her motives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,674 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/24/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A First Time For Everything by olehistorian reviews
Mr. Carson grows roses for the Downton Flower Show and Mrs. Carson learns that there is a first time for everything.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 712 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shattered Memories, Healing love by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
A little oneshot
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 471 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/22/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Our Little Dram by Chelsie Dagger reviews
1926. Mrs. Patmore relives an embarrassing memory.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,733 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/21/2015 - Mrs Patmore, E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Surprise for a Friend by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Elsie and Charles are cooking up a surprise...Pure fluff! Happy Birthday, chelsiefan! S5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,284 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/21/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore - 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
Heatwave by misshoneychurch88 reviews
Short ficlet set after the series 4 Christmas special. A small accident in the attic, and the sticky moment that follows.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,524 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/19/2015 - Published: 2/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
What Was Meant To Be by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
A little oneshot I wrote for kouw on Sunday.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 479 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/11/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Arduous by deeedeee reviews
Post-S5 Christmas Special. There are many paths they've walked together. BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR KOUW, YO! SFW and then NSFW.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,121 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/5/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Made with Love by Hogwarts Duo reviews
It's Elsie Carson's birthday. How will Charles help her celebrate ... or will he even remember it's her birthday? (Written for Kouw for her birthday)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,164 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2015 - 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
Downton High School by StargateChloe reviews
AU Fic. John and Anna Bates host a student from Scotland named Elsie Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,326 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/27/2015 - Published: 2/26/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
Coming Home by mrpoohnminnie reviews
A Sunday afternoon Chelsie ficlet. Set after S5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,372 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/25/2015 - Published: 4/19/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Loaded From The Start by Lindsey Grissom reviews
Pre-Stubborn Love oneshot. Because our favourite Professors had to meet somehow.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,485 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/24/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Hogwarts, A History by Lindsey Grissom reviews
No one's surprised when she's sorted into Slytherin. No one's surprised and no one expected it because no one knows her well enough to expect anything. She's normal – muggleborn – and the only reason anyone might have to recognise her name is that in her shock at seeing her first letter-delivering owl, she set her Hogwarts letter alight and had to be sent a second one.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,629 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/18/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Memories Of A Forgotten Life by Lady Aurelia Crawley reviews
The shock return of someone from the Crawley Family's life spells nothing but trouble, but especially for Elsie Hughes. Just as things between her and Charlie Carson were progressing, this new arrival could ruin everything that she had worked hard to conceal. Will Charlie be able to help her? and will their relationship survive it? Will contain flashbacks to Elsie's arrival.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 20,958 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/17/2015 - Published: 4/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Grey Stones of Ipswich by Londoncalling89 reviews
When tragedy befalls Anna, Mrs. Hughes comforts her with a tale of two lovers torn apart by a tragedy, fear and harsh social rules. After purging herself of her ghosts, Mrs. Hughes decides its time to rekindle a love burned out by sorrow before its to late.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,306 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 4/16/2015 - Published: 8/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S.
What Once Was Lost by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Modern AU- Charles Carson is a law graduate who has worked in and for charitable foundations for years. He and Elsie Barnes met in Law school where she went on to practice law. Both find each other later in life, at a crossroads, and they rely on each other to decide which way to go next.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,582 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4/13/2015 - Published: 2/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Practice Makes Perfect by nanniships reviews
A tumblr Chelsie wedding day drabble featuring a friendly wager
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 975 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Molesley - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Troth by deeedeee reviews
Mr Carson pauses for about two seconds in the middle of an important event. Angst-free.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 512 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Not Simply Close to Her by mrpoohnminnie reviews
S6 spoilers. Carson and Lord Grantham share a few words on the eve before a most memorable day in the life of Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,600 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/5/2015 - C. Carson, Robert C. - Complete
Wedding Belles by Lady Aurelia Crawley reviews
Sequel to Secrets and Surprises - The will they won't they relationship of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes has enthralled everyone, but will a trip to London be exactly what they need to push them together when they have no one else to rely on but each other? Chelsie )
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 29,314 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/5/2015 - Published: 3/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Bathing in Love by Merida Hughsie reviews
A twinkle in his eyes, he remembered another aspect of his years of foolishness. "Well, well, well, it's time to bring my other talents into play." An idea had formed in his mind and he couldn't wait to put it into action. Another continuation of 'Tonight' and 'Wine Tasting'. This is has a lot of references to 'Wine Tasting' and deals with Charles plan to thank his Elsie properly.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,781 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
Charles Will See by dibdab4 reviews
Wedding day dawn for our beautiful bride.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,274 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Friendly Wager by dibdab4 reviews
Story written by request for auntjezzy on Tumblr to celebrate THE WEDDING! Hope I got the scenario right, love! Somethings afoot downstairs and the staff start a friendly wager...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,828 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
February Chelsie Prompt Series by Hogwarts Duo reviews
This is my response to a series of prompts posted on Tumblr for the Carson/Hughes pairing. Each chapter will be based on a one word prompt and will vary in length and will feature our lovely butler and housekeeper!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 38,828 - Reviews: 473 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/29/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Wine Tasting by Merida Hughsie reviews
After their Christmas festivities, Elsie does some studying of a particular song. This song gives her inspiration, but her husband, her stout and stoic butler gives her the confidence she needs to overcome her shyness. Nsfw
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,777 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/28/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Best In Show by Missy Tea reviews
Very AU! All of Downton's characters set into my personal passion: dog handling. Mostly focusing on Chelsie but all characters will appear. Please give it a go...its better than it sounds.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,680 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/24/2015 - Published: 11/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Ungodly Hours by deeedeee reviews
Married Chelsie fluff. Bonus: an extra 20% gibberish at no added cost to you, the reader! It's a response to a leetle tumblr tease prompt thingie: "Who in your OTP asks the weird questions in the middle of the night and who hits the other one in the face with a pillow?"
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,000 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Something old by princegeorge reviews
Marriage preparations for Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,051 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/23/2015 - Published: 3/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
and a sixpence for your shoe by princegeorge reviews
Wedding bells, a wedding trip and some more happiness for our favourite couple.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,335 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Her Secrets by evitamockingbird reviews
One by one, Elsie releases her secrets.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,691 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/23/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Gift by professional-amateur reviews
Mrs. Hughes runs into trouble in the village after buying a present for Mr. Carson
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 26,033 - Reviews: 224 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 3/22/2015 - Published: 10/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
It was a Tuesday by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
Watching over your loved ones is sometimes the most enlightening, and sometimes the wait is worth the result.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 939 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What Andy Heard by dibdab4 reviews
Follow up to "An Old Scottish Tradition." Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have taken a big step, but does the staff already know?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 14,249 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/16/2015 - Published: 3/10/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
An Old Scottish Tradition by dibdab4 reviews
Set just after end of S5 Christmas Special. What was supposed to be a simple half-day trip to the house of Brounker Road turns into far more than either Mr. Carson or Mrs. Hughes had expected. (Nothing crazy, just an idea that has been bouncing around my noggin).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,071 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 3/9/2015 - Published: 3/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Impatience by partiallyyours reviews
After the engagement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,636 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 14 - Published: 3/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Little Blessing by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
What does little Ainsley Hughes want for Christmas? Will Santa or her Mummy grant her wish? Modern AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,342 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/2/2015 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
From M&M to C&E by mrpoohnminnie reviews
After hearing/seeing Phyllis Logan refer to Mr. Carson as "Charlie" in the Downton S5 recap on the PBS website this morning, this little idea hatched over the course of the day. Here's a little look into the domestic bliss that I hope will be Chelsie. Oneshot, ficlet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,261 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Challenge by klswhite reviews
30 days of Chelsie
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 16,635 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 3/2/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - 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
28 Days of Chelsie Goodness by dillyydallyy reviews
A series of cute, angsty, romantic, funny drabbles featuring the cutest couple of the 20th century.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 27 - Words: 15,888 - Reviews: 203 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/1/2015 - Published: 2/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelabbles and Drelsies by nanniships reviews
A place to park the Chelsie drabbles from the Chelsie Challenge prompts from tumblr! All ratings possible, but we're gonna go with T to start...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 15,278 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 2/27/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - C. Carson
May I Introduce Lady Aurelia by Lady Aurelia Crawley reviews
January 1919 was a dawn of a new age for all those at Downton Abbey, but little did they know that a twenty year old secret buried for all eternity all those years ago, would painfully resurface; bringing pain to all those involved and a shock for one particular member of the Crawley family.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 25,510 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 2/23/2015 - Published: 2/13/2015 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Drabble Challenge - a collection of CarsonHughes one shots by onmyside reviews
The butler and housekeeper are finally a couple after 5 series of "will they, won't they". To celebrate this and to get through dark and rainy and snowy winter, chatelaine-s started the Drabble Challenge over at tumblr. I will collect all the stories I write in this one file. They will not necessarily be related to each other but they have Carson/Hughes as main characters in common
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 11,658 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/20/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Match Made by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Charles and Elsie still manage to surprise each other. Small sentimental Carson/Hughes fic for Valentine's Day
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,290 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/15/2015 - 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: 26 - 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
One Hundred by Kissman reviews
A series of drabbles. Each 100 words exactly. A bit of an experiment.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 1,232 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 2/8/2015 - Published: 4/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
To All Appearances by chelsie fan reviews
After spending a few minutes with Mrs. Carson, Mr. Carson appears at dinner a bit ... off. A birthday gift for brenna-louise.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,175 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Empathy's Sorrows by dillyydallyy reviews
Both Mr. Carson and Mrs. Patmore have noticed some changes in their friend. Definitely S5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,022 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 2/5/2015 - Published: 1/30/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
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
Brilliantine by evitamockingbird reviews
What fascinates Mrs. Carson on the day after her wedding? Companion piece to "Chestnut and Silver."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,239 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/29/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - 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
Chestnut and Silver by evitamockingbird reviews
What fascinates Mr. Carson on the night of his wedding?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 886 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/24/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Keys of Sentimentality by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
Mrs. Hughes and her keys...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 610 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/22/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
So Much I Could Taste It by Mrs.Dickens713 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
The Dachshund and The Rat by Missy Tea reviews
Spratt...Denker...a bottle of whiskey. What could possibly go wrong?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,311 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2015 - Complete
New Year's Eve by princegeorge reviews
The staff are given an evening off, except one...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,075 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 1/18/2015 - Published: 12/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
I Am Afraid That You Will Continue To Wonder by olehistorian reviews
In response to chelsie-anon's prompt: She was due any moment & Charles Carson wanted everything to be perfect. All that was left was to clean the kitchen. He'd mastered the art of stacking the new fangled appliance all he could find was the liquid soap, it was for dishes too, he thought & leaned down to fill the cup to the very brim…what happens next?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,941 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/16/2015 - 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
through these eyes by WhatsABriard reviews
A series of loosely connected vignettes - the love story of Robert and Cora through the eyes of those around them. I'm fascinated by third person POV stories, and how different characters interpret what they see.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,020 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 1/12/2015 - Published: 11/8/2012 - Cora C., Robert C.
The House on Brouncker Road by chelsie fan reviews
This is the story of a house - and the people whose love makes it a home.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,275 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/10/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S., Mrs Patmore - Complete
All that was before by TheMightyThora reviews
Starting in 1883 the story follows Mr. Carson through his time at Downton Abbey with events both upstairs and downstairs. It can be seen as a prequel to the show, and as such does not contain spoilers regarding the storyline. There are, however, connections to the show such as mentioned events. Characters: from the show & my own creations
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,370 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/9/2015 - Published: 1/5/2015 - C. Carson
The Matchmaker by dibdab4 reviews
What happens when Lady Mary learns of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes day at the shore. (Just after Series 4)- first attempt at a fanfic piece.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 24,118 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/7/2015 - Published: 12/5/2014 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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
Lady Elizabeth by Lindsey Grissom reviews
A selection of 'what could be's for Lady Elizabeth and Carson the Butler of my Five Names universe. Unconnected little wrap-ups for their story. Some may be NSFW. No spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,943 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/2/2015 - Published: 12/30/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Unabridged by scullyer reviews
Chelsie fluffy smutty thing: Married, pillow-talk about bairns, lives they didn't have, sex to heal old wounds. I don't know, blame the champagne buzz. Happy New Year!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,797 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mr Carson is the New Year's Baby! (nope) by deeedeee reviews
It's not actually Crack!Fic. It has nothing to do with the title. ...Set one week after the Season 5 Christmas Special. SPOILERS ABOUND FOR S5 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Carson and Hughes, and a little quality time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 902 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Christmas Morning, 1924 by theoofoof reviews
The morning after. Just how did Christmas morning shape up for our favourite butler and housekeeper? Spoilers for the 2014 Christmas Special. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,669 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 10 - Published: 12/31/2014 - [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
Colour Me In by RhondaStar reviews
Drabble. Carson has a sleepless night as he wakes thinking of Elsie and what might've been.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 935 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Five Christmases Mrs Hughes Hasn't Had And One She Has by Lindsey Grissom reviews
Another glimpse into the lives Mrs Hughes could have had, this time with visits to Christmases past, present and future. (Sequel to Five Names)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,606 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/30/2014 - Published: 12/12/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
Tonight by Merida Hughsie reviews
A night of celebration, rich wine and a song from Charles' past conspire to make for a night of discovery. Solid M. Disclaimer: Wish they were mine, but alas they are not.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,066 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Good Days by dibdab4 reviews
Mrs. Hughes has been sure of her feelings for Mr. Carson for a very long time, but does he feel the same? (First of several large chunks of a story I have been working on for a few days. I am addicted to writing about these two. Is fairly tame, but will head into M Rating land in the second installment.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,437 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/29/2014 - Published: 12/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Christmas With the Carsons by olehistorian reviews
This story is a compilation of four chapters taken from Chelsie Christmas A-Z. These chapters were part of an AU in which Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes were married and are shop owners in Downton Village. There is no new material here but this is just a way to organize the chapters that were spread across a broader series of story prompts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,864 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mary C. - 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
Elegy by Mrs.Dickens713 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
Three Christmases by VoyICJ reviews
Christmas past, present and future for Charles and Elsie. Collaboration with Mestizza. Chelsie Holiday Exchange gift for textsfrommysiblingspartner
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,848 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Glass Angel by Lindsey Grissom reviews
My Chelsie Holiday Exchange gift for silouettedswallow o tumblr. Christmas Eve night, Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes fall victim to a little Christmas magic and discover that sometimes, it's just meant to be.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,121 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Boxing Day by princegeorge reviews
Elsie invites guests over for tea on Boxing Day.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 735 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/26/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Christmas Sherry by altenprano reviews
With Anna in prison, Mrs. Hughes is having a difficult time feeling the Christmas spirit, so Mr. Carson tries to cheer her up.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,017 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/25/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
O Holy Night for Chelsie Dagger by deeedeee reviews
Merry Christmas, lovelies! This is my contribution to the Chelsie Secret Santa exchange. It's for the lovely Chelsie Dagger. MWAH
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,275 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Forgiveness by Merida Hughsie reviews
This is for dashing-away. I am your secret santa in the Chelsie Holiday Exchange on tumblr. Since you had no special wishes, I picked a scene that should have happened in Season 4 after the whole mess about Grigg. I hope you enjoy it and are not in any way disappointed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,089 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Certain (or, Hidden Talents) by Jabberwockette reviews
Response to the Chelsie Holiday Exchange, for spokethewind. Kind of a Christmas story, if you squint. (Bonus content: The inspiration behind Sybbie's nickname for Robert.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,865 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2014 - Complete
snowstorm by stinis reviews
A storm is coming, but charles has some finale christmas gifts he must buy... Dedicated to thecookiedistrict for the cheslie christmas exchange on tumblr. Happy Christmas to you dear, and to the whole fandom as well of course. Alittle nervous about this since english isn't my first language and that i've never published anything i've written before. let me know what you think!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,873 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
New Christmas Traditions by spokethewind reviews
For Kissman: Part of the Chelsie Holiday Exchange! Charles and Elsie prepare for new traditions during their first Christmas as husband and wife.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,393 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Twenty years a Courtin' by Londoncalling89 reviews
Chelsie gift exchange for klswhite! What happens when Mr. Carson presents his plan to court Mrs. Hughes to the lady in question.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,378 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Miracle on 34th Street by InOrderToLiveLife reviews
Modern AU Christmas Fic for Chelsie Christmas Exchange
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Christmas Gift by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Charles and Elsie are about to find out just how special Christmas gifts can be when they're chosen with love.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,050 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Piece of String by Mestizaa reviews
A quiet moment in the winter of 1914. The start of many things to come. For Kouw. My contribution to the Chelsie Holiday Exchange.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,047 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Very Good Evening by kouw reviews
Chelsie Holiday Exchange fic for downtonabigail. Mr and Mrs Carson await an arrival one chilly Christmas Eve.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,776 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/24/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Edith C., M. Gregson] - Complete
Never Alone by dillyydallyy reviews
It's Christmas time and Elsie Hughes is just not herself.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 930 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2014 - Complete
A Chelsie Gift Exchange for Imestizza by Chelsie Dagger reviews
Chelsie Christmas exchange gift to Imestizza (aka Mestizaa). Christmas gifts, confusion and confessions below stairs. Season 5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,197 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
The Resident Expert on Father Christmas by nanniships reviews
My Chelsie Christmas exchange offering for Voyicj, who said to go ahead and share it! It's my first attempt at Chelsie. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Merry Christmas!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,321 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Twas the Night Before Christmas by theoofoof reviews
My contribution to the Chelsie Christmas Exchange. It's Christmas Eve and Mr Carson finds Mrs Hughes reading to the children.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/24/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Perfect Gift by Hogwarts Duo reviews
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, or at least that's what Charles and Elsie thought! Sometimes, the innocence of a child can weave the most powerful Christmas magic of all. This story is part of the Chelsie Secret Santa Gift Exchange and is a gift for Mrs.Dickens173.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,093 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Asleep in the Pantry by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Hughes is awake early (or late, depending on how one considers it) and she comes across Mr. Carson asleep in his pantry. A holiday gift for theoofoof, contribution to the Chelsie Holiday Exchange.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,640 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/24/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Mistletoe & Christmas Punch by storm173 reviews
This one-shot is part of the Chelsie Holiday Exchange. It's for chelsie-carson (HogwartsDuo). Merry Christmas! S5 spoilers
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,521 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Look of Love by VoyICJ reviews
Sometimes words aren't necessary. Part of the Chelsie Holiday Exchange. Merry Christmas jabberwockette!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,343 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/24/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Very Happy Christmas, Indeed! by chelsie fan reviews
My contribution to the Chelsie Holiday Exchange. This one is for downtondownstairs/onmyside. I hope she likes it! Merry Christmas to all! S5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,160 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Who says I'll live to retire? by klswhite reviews
Mr. Carson makes an important decision based upon something Mrs. Hughes says. I don't own if I did they would be naked A LOT more.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,931 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Letters to Father Christmas by kouw reviews
It happens on a midnight clear: Mr Carson finds some private correspondence of Mrs Hughes. Christmassy fic is Christmassy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,326 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/8/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Christmas downstairs by Thequietculchie reviews
A series of stories inspired by Chelsie Fan's prompts. Mostly Chelsie but perhaps with a little Baxley along the way...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 12,856 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 12/1/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, P. Baxter, Molesley
Stairs by partiallyyours reviews
A one-shot of how I wish looking for a property would go.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
How the Butler Stole Christmas (And How a Child Brought It Back) by chelsie fan reviews
This is a gift for brenna-louise which she's been kind enough to allow me to share. Apologies to Dr. Seuss and Lord Fellowes. I don't own Charles Carson, Miss Sybbie Branson, or the Grinch.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,019 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, Sybbie B. - Complete
In the Bleak Midwinter by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
Elsie receives bad news, but maybe it is a blessing in disguise?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,237 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/22/2014
An Unexpected Guest by Hogwarts Duo reviews
What happens when Father Christmas visits the nursery at Downton? (Carson/Hughes pairing with appearances by Mary Crawley, Edith Crawley, Tom Branson, Sybbie, George, & Marigold)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,032 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/20/2014 - Published: 12/17/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Beach blues, or why being polite isn't always the best option by princegeorge reviews
Mrs Patmore observes her closest colleagues after the day spent at the beach, and sees things aren't proceeding as she would like them to. She decides to intervene.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,874 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 12/19/2014 - Published: 12/9/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Love Story by newyork24-7 reviews
The tale of Georg and Maria from the very beginning. Will evolve to include original scenes.
Sound of Music - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 44,532 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 12/19/2014 - Published: 5/23/2012 - Georg vT., Maria R.
More Misunderstandings by Missy Tea reviews
Charles and Elsie are back to tackle the law breakers, however what will happen when the firm goes bankrupt in the middle of their wedding plans? Throw in a few exes and we have a right royal mess on our hands. Will our favourite couple survive? Sequel to 'A Misunderstanding or Two'
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 24,749 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/19/2014 - Published: 9/5/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
1886 by InOrderToLiveLife reviews
Chelsie One-shot. Slight A/U. Pre butler and housekeeper days.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,870 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/16/2014 - 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
When the Yelling Stops by professional-amateur reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have been arguing non-stop. What happens when it finally comes to a head?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,626 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Goodnight, Mr Carson by spokethewind reviews
An AU fic in which a little boy comes to stay with Charles and Elsie Carson during the autumn of 1939.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,670 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 12/12/2014 - Published: 9/20/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Mistletoe by Mestizaa reviews
They'll blame it on the mistletoe. Jimmy/Mrs Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,239 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/11/2014 - E. Hughes, Jimmy K. - Complete
Real by dibdab4 reviews
Sometimes children bring out the best in people. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes find themselves in charge of Master George and Miss Sybbie. (Was able to incorporate one of my favorite children's book).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,942 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 11 - Published: 12/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Under the Tree by dibdab4 reviews
Christmas time is upon Downton Abbey. Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson are ending a long day of tree trimming. She has an interesting idea. (The lights in the photos from the upcoming Christmas special look electric and Wikipedia says they were available in the 1920s, so...works for my purposes, anyway).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,241 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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
Darkness before Dawn by mrpoohnminnie reviews
S5ep8 Spoilers. Mrs. Hughes tries to cope with Anna's fate as Mr. Carson provides silent sympathy. Oneshot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,456 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Parting Glass by downtonabigail reviews
The Parting Glass AU: Carson is Robert's valet, Hughes Cora's lady's maid and they have married, have a cottage and have a daughter named Aoife (pronounced: "eh'fa"). Carson is offered the position of butler at Downton, and Hughes Housekeeper, but Elsie is torn between the life she wants for herself and the life she wants for her daughter. Pre series, Rated M for SEXYTIMES.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,203 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/10/2014 - Published: 11/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Sand, a sleepless night and a soup-tureen by princegeorge reviews
After the day spent at the seaside, Mr Carson has a restless night that makes him finally realise how he feels about Mrs Hughes. He decides to tell her, but many obstacles occur.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,756 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/7/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Jack Frost Nipping At Your Nose by Lindsey Grissom reviews
An accident by the lake, a locked pantry and some long overdue making-up. CarsonxHughes set a year or so post-Series 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,815 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/7/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
That Look by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
well it started out as drabbles and then turned into this monster...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 48,078 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/6/2014 - Published: 6/5/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
Giver of the Key by LoveUnderLockAndKey reviews
Pure fluffy one-shot speculating about Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes' Christmas presents to each other (Series 5) - Now with extra sugary sweet kid action!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,797 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Secret Keeper by Bremol reviews
Elsie Hughes is Downton's secret keeper which leads to all kinds of things happening. Series/Season 4 spoilers, major ones, so beware reading.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 35,875 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 12/4/2014 - Published: 11/6/2013 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Edith C. - Complete
Decking the Halls by Hogwarts Duo reviews
It's their first Christmas as husband and wife, the first in their new cottage, the first time decorating together. What surprises are waiting for them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,355 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
By the Time We Retire by deeedeee reviews
For Kissman. A collaboration between imestizaa and deeedeee. After the mortgage proposal and the dismissal to "go and ring that gong," Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes continue their conversation over sherry.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,693 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mrs Hughes Gets Down on the Vibe by deeedeee reviews
NSFW. VERY NSFW. Modern AU. Charles and Elsie try out something new. Response to a chelsie-anon prompt. See cover image for story cubes, or check out chelsie-anon dot tumblr dot com.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 642 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/30/2014 - 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
When Miss Sybbie Catches Mrs Hughes Kissing Father Christmas by olehistorian reviews
It is Christmas Eve 1924 and Miss Sybbie catches Mrs. Hughes smooching Father Christmas in front of the Christmas tree.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,705 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/29/2014 - Complete
Month of Sundays by downtonabigail reviews
Pre-series! CHELSIE, you can be guaranteed plenty of Cobert fluff, sassy Dowager Countess, adorable if not mischievous little Mary and Edith, Carson's affection for little-girl Mary, Sybil's birth and the drama around it - and also the story behind why she's no doubt Cora's favorite and why she was always so special to Elsie, & you never know where other characters will pop in!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,746 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 11/28/2014 - Published: 10/22/2014 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
It's about miss Baxter, Milady by princegeorge reviews
Barrow has a bomb to drop. Baxter/Moseley, guest appearances by Mrs Hughes and Lady Grantham.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,841 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/26/2014 - Published: 9/13/2014 - 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
Sleight of Hand by olehistorian reviews
Prompted from a Tumblr discussion on which member of your OTP would sneak biscuits to the children behind the other's back.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,799 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/23/2014 - Published: 11/21/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly by VoyICJ reviews
Mrs. Hughes is feeling a little low right before Christmas and Mr. Carson tries to make it better. Mild season 5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,295 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Four Days by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
UA beginning in early 1900's. Elsie Hughes married Joe Burns when she was 17. He was a tenant farmer for Lord Grantham, had made a good life for her and their son, Benjamin. When Joe and Ben travel to Bristol to sell crops, circumstances arise that bring Elsie and Charles Carson together for four days. It changes everything about them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 45,220 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 8/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Helping Hand by Happyheart2 reviews
Mrs. Hughes is always thinking of and helping others. When she dedicates some of her time to the Russians in need of charity in the community will they play a hand in helping Charles find the courage he needs to tell Elsie he loves her?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 43,067 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 3/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Top Shelf by kouw reviews
My take on the 'slips them a biscuit/cookie/ challenge on Tumblr!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 673 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Sybbie B., George C. - Complete
The picture by TheCookieDistrict reviews
Just a little drabble about Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 957 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/19/2014 - Published: 11/17/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
One Hundred Days To Say 'I Love You' by Lindsey Grissom reviews
Or: Mr Carson realises that he is no longer happy to simply be Mrs Hughes' friend and sets out to show her how he feels; life happens along the way. Set between The London Season and the start of Series 5.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,165 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/13/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Two Paths Converged by AnxiousRobot reviews
Life changes you. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes from childhood on.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,011 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
One Night by GeordieLass reviews
Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes are respected colleagues and friends. Could one special night change everything for the Butler and Housekeeper? Set during Series 5 and therefore will contain some spoilers x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 34,664 - Reviews: 648 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 11/12/2014 - Published: 10/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Dwellings by Just Inevitable reviews
'I feel as though our household is breaking up, Carson.' Takes place after Season 5, Episode 8.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,474 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/11/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C., Anna S. - Complete
The Walk Back by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
After the memorial service, Carson and Hughes walk back to the Abbey together. This story picks up after that walk.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,958 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/11/2014
Happy Birthday, Baby: Part Two by chelsie fan reviews
1865-1866. My portion of a collaboration with Chelsie Dagger, detailing the early married life of a young Violet Crawley. No spoilers at all. You'll need to read CD's Part One first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,300 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 11/8/2014 - Published: 10/19/2014 - [Violet C., OC] Robert C., Rosamund P. - Complete
Mending His Pajamas by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson has lost a button. Mrs. Hughes sews it back on.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,951 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/7/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Every Little Thing by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Elsie and Charles...married...dealing with life. Just fluff and some angst. Anna & John Bates and BABY Bates play a significant role.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,103 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/4/2014 - Published: 10/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Attending The Spaces Between by Lindsey Grissom reviews
*Spoilers for series 5*. Picks up after/during episode 7. Mrs Hughes wonders at the implications of Mr Carson's suggestion of a 'business venture' and together they take an afternoon in the village to look at potential investments.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,299 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/4/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Steady by Jabberwockette reviews
"You can always hold my hand if you need to feel steady." All together now... one, two, three, d'awwwww. (An interlude between S4 and S5.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,739 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 6/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Calm by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Slight S5 spoilers. It's not always easy having the head that wears the crown, but Charles Carson, butler of Downton Abbey, finds a way to bear the burdens with greater ease. In so doing, he and Mrs. Hughes explore the possibility of existing not as a butler and housekeeper, but as individuals in their own right.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,789 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 9/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Lost And Found by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Elsie loses part of her heart but finds something to help fill the void.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,522 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 9/23/2014 - C. Carson - Complete
Investment Property by chelsie fan reviews
S5 Spoilers! Picks up where S5E6 leaves off. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes discuss their business arrangement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,561 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Five Names Mrs Hughes Hasn't Had And One She Has by Lindsey Grissom reviews
Please see title. Ultimately five standalones positing what the world (and the chelsie relationship) would look like if Mrs Hughes was *not* Mrs Hughes, and one showing what it is/could be in canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,415 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/31/2014 - Published: 10/20/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Cottage Shopping by olehistorian reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes invest in a cottage and in their relationship. Mild Series 5 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 795 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Business Venture? by theoofoof reviews
One-shot following on from 5x06. Just what was Mrs Hughes' response to Mr Carson's suggestion? Contains spoilers (obviously).
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,842 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/30/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
What Are You Afraid Of? by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Carson and Hughes find themselves steadying the other one as much as ever. Season 5 spoiler Alert! We will start with a T rating and then move into the good stuff! :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,176 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 10/28/2014 - Published: 10/26/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
All the Words We Never Say (And All the Things We Mean by Them) by The Marvelous Mad Madam Mim reviews
He is not an inarticulate man. Except when it comes to her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,223 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What a Diff'rence a Day makes by VoyICJ reviews
Continuation of 5.06 for our Butler and Housekeeper. So: spoiler alert!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 986 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/27/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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
Something To Bother With by Downton Addict reviews
Cora is feelling like she has more to give and nothing and no-one to give it to. Robert is frustrated by Cora and feels he was not wrong to be upset in London - them getting over this if they can
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,260 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 10/21/2014 - Published: 10/10/2014 - Cora C., Robert C. - Complete
Happy Birthday, Baby: Part One by Chelsie Dagger reviews
1861, Exploring the duty of heir production from inside the young marriage of a vivacious Lady Violet and a husband frightened by intimacy. There are NO SPOILERS. Adult situations, but not quite 'M'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,381 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/17/2014 - Published: 10/14/2014 - [Violet C., OC] - Complete
Nippy Sweetie in a Minor Key - Alternate Chapter 120 by deeedeee reviews
ANGST about the BAIRNS. This chapter never happened. It's cathartic. It's not real. Ugh.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 677 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Fall by professional-amateur reviews
A tipping point for our favourite couple.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,235 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 15 - Published: 10/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Downton Radio by kouw reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes work together for Downton Radio, where he has his own show and she is his producer/technician. They have worked together for a great number of years and their attraction is palpable - but will they get together? Modern AU - this story celebrates my fiftieth fic!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,718 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 10/14/2014 - Published: 9/5/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S., Mrs Patmore - Complete
The First Footman by mrpoohnminnie reviews
A post-episode take from S5Ep4. Spoiler alert! This is a one-shot between our favorite butler and housekeeper after Mrs. Hughes discovers a copy of the London Magazine hanging about.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,196 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Back in Agreement by chelsie fan reviews
S5 SPOILERS! Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have different ideas about many things, but a difference of opinion doesn't mean that they respect each other any less or care for each other any less. They can still hold each other in high regard while disagreeing about something (or many things).
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,137 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Feminine Vanity by Mrs.Dickens713 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
The Chelsie Prompt Corner by Kissman reviews
Responses to chelsie anon prompts.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,035 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/9/2014 - Published: 6/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Leaving by olehistorian reviews
Latest response to the Chelsie-anon prompt. "Mrs. Hughes?" He found her standing in the darkness, staring out as the rain lashed against the library windows. He worried; she had been winding herself tighter and tighter over the past week or so, ever since that first visit from Sergeant Willis.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 580 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tired by kouw reviews
Response to the anon prompt: "Mrs. Hughes?" He found her standing in the darkness, staring out as the rain lashed against the library windows. He worried, she had been winding herself tighter and tighter over the past week or so, ever since that first visit from Sergeant Willis.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,481 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Let It Be Our Secret by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Mrs. Hughes keeps everyone's secrets, and it can weigh heavily on her at times. Maybe, it's time she shared her burdens with her butler. (Carson/Hughes)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,911 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/7/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Dulce Et Decorum Est by Mrs.Dickens713 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
The Singer, The Watcher by tidalutopia reviews
"Welcome to the Hughes! We are your act of the night. My name is Elsie, and these lovely ladies are the Maids! Raise your glasses and prick up your ears! One, two, one two three four!" - Modern AU where Elsie, owner of the pub Hughes, plays every friday night with her band... and meets a man who sweeps her from her feet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,712 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 14 - Published: 10/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Beyond The Sea by Lindsey Grissom reviews
In a world where Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson are younger when war breaks out in 1914, two people far apart try to close the distance. Story told as a series of connecting drabbles.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 9,192 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/1/2014 - Published: 9/26/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Worry Not by Mestizaa reviews
"He watches her watching others." Carson & Hughes S5 speculation. Drabble.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 486 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/30/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Inn by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Housekeepers and Butler DO get married and retire together! WOOT!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,304 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 12 - Published: 9/30/2014 - C. Carson
Flash Fire by partiallyyours reviews
When will Mrs. Hughes' teasing go too far?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,212 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 25 - Published: 9/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
I Won't Let You Get Away by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
Little oneshot following the final scene of S05E2
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 608 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Candles by tidalutopia reviews
What does Elsie Hughes have in common with Isobel Crawley? Both are drowning in the loneliness that they find themselves - yet, after all those years, they were still shy about their feelings, and they were too old to be so shy. A post-season 4 work around two women and their desire for love, touch and romance. It will have some personal headcanons implied on the story. Rated M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,440 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 9/26/2014 - Published: 5/4/2014 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson
Seasons: Autumn by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes take a walk together during the village's autumn festival. This fic is a birthday gift for evitamockingbird. The accompanying artwork is by brenna-louise.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,249 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Private Life by Londoncalling89 reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have a discussion on their private lives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,466 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/24/2014 - Published: 8/5/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Shiver by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
He makes her shiver. Elsie and Charles..the darlings. S5 only spoiler is the fire..that's it!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 552 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 19 - Published: 9/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
With My Body by Londoncalling89 reviews
Intimacy had always been difficult for Charles Carson. For Elsie Hughes the sins of the flesh had always been a great mystery. But now their marriage will bring both problems to light.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,086 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 9/22/2014 - Published: 9/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Fury by Mrs.Dickens713 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
My Blue Heaven by Bremol reviews
Elsie and Charles have been friends since they were young. Their lives have always been entwined, from their marriages to their successes. Will something happen to make them realize that they love each other? That it was always supposed to be them as a couple? Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 32,709 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/20/2014 - Published: 11/9/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] - Complete
The Highest Room in the Tallest Tower by mont-blank reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes think they're alone (A DA take on the Jaime/Cersei tower scene from Game of Thrones S1)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Parody/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 836 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/20/2014
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
Touch by RhondaStar reviews
Carson muses on the times he's touched, or been touched, by Mrs. Hughes. Melancholy (and slight comedic) romance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,178 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/17/2014 - Published: 9/15/2014 - 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
A Fine Bordeaux by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson, Mrs. Hughes, and a decanter of Bordeaux.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,829 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 9/13/2014 - Published: 5/8/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Shadows of the Past by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
As Mrs Hughes approaches her 57th birthday, she begins to panic as an old ghost story comes back to haunt her, leaving her no choice but to admit and act on long suppressed feelings in order to be protected. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,242 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/12/2014 - Published: 6/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Fire by onmyside reviews
SPOILERS FOR SERIES 5! A fire threatens to destroy the Abbey. Will everyone get out alive? My take on what will happen when a fire breaks out in Edith's room.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,423 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas, T. Branson - 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: 62 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/11/2014 - Published: 7/25/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, OC - Complete
Oblivious by GeordieLass reviews
Charles and Elsie are esteemed colleagues and friends. But are they more than friends? Does everyone else see something that they don't? This fic is written as a series of one-shots, each focused on Chelsie but told through the eyes of a different character, and linked together in a gentle tale. Set in Series 5 x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 46,953 - Reviews: 402 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 9/10/2014 - Published: 8/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hold Me Mrs Hughes, I'm Going To Faint by Missy Tea reviews
Mr Carson has a bad day...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,893 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/2/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
You Must Slow Down by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
One shot inspired by that scene in S4 where Elsie flashes Charles. Yep...It's pure smut!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
I Need You by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
One shot inspired by S2.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,465 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/31/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Need You Now by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
CarsonxHughes need each other after the horribleness of S3!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 992 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
Shippers Anonymous by downton grasshopper reviews
A collection of drabbles prompted by chelsie-anon on tumblr. Will update as I answer more.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 13,403 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 8/31/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Family Matters by Missy Tea reviews
Elsies sister has come for a visit! What happens when the two scottish sisters are in one building? Will fun ensue or will there be blood on the stairs?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,389 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 7/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sweet song by kouw reviews
In the middle of the night, Charles Carson allows himself to feel his fear, which leads to skills of yesteryear being retrieved and the comforting of someone he treasures more than anyone
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,941 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/28/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Catching Fire by VoyICJ reviews
Minor spoiler warning. A fire breaks out in the Abbey and Charles Carson faces his worst nightmare.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,857 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 8/23/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Less than pretense by kouw reviews
Mrs Hughes is bored during the Season, but gets a call from Mr Carson to urgently join him. She doesn't need to be told twice, but what she finds at Grantham House is not all pleasant.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,872 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/26/2014 - Published: 8/12/2014 - [Anna S., J. Bates] [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Mr Carson Gets About! by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson plans another outing for the staff. Will he fare any better than he did in his first attempt? Happy Birthday, Kissman! Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,401 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Very French by deeedeee reviews
Collaboration of kouw and deeedeee for KISSMAN'S BIRTHDAY! Mrs Hughes has some new underwear. Sexy sexy. NSFW.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,653 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/23/2014 - 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
Prison Visit by georgiabelle reviews
An arrest has been made in the death of Mr. Green. John Bates returns to prison - but this time as a visitor. Who is he going to visit, and what will be revealed? Series 5 speculation
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,784 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates - Complete
It Was Bound to Happen by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
The young housekeeper and slightly older butler, have been tiptoeing around each other for three years. Then something she does, makes his control fall away.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 10,091 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/15/2014 - Published: 4/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Leap of Faith by VoyICJ reviews
Tiny spoiler for Season 5. My attempt to explain about the few vague spoilers we have. Charles Carson finds out about Anna's secret and Elsie Hughes' involvement, which might just tear the relationship between butler and housekeeper apart.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,413 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 12 - Published: 8/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Courting A Housekeeper by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Sometimes, a little nudge is all it takes to make a butler show a little bit of interest in a housekeeper. The question is ... how will he go about showing her he is interested in more than friendship?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 76,857 - Reviews: 364 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 8/12/2014 - Published: 5/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
Awake by partiallyyours reviews
Something is wrong with Mr. Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,003 - Reviews: 174 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 7/28/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
We're Getting On by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
After the season in London and the day at the sea, Carson and Hughes, notice a change in the tide. Upon returning to Downton Abbey, they begin to explore a side of their relationship that had once only filled their fantasies.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,311 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 8/6/2014 - Published: 7/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
An Ordinary Afternoon by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Inspired by the latest BTS photo with (finally!) Carson and Hughes, I give you the following. PLEASE take a look at the photo first before reading. Or after. Just look at it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,670 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 8/5/2014 - Published: 7/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Just Be by Mestizaa reviews
In which Mrs Hughes comes back late after the birth of Baby Bates and finds Mr Carson napping at his desk.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 866 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
One year by kouw reviews
Series of drabbles, having one thing in common: a measure of time. All drabbles stand alone (if not, it will be in the author's note). Angst, romance, fluff. Ratings K thru M. Chapter 15 picks up with a Choose Your Own Adventure style of ficcing. Don't hesitate to vote!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 42,718 - Reviews: 841 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 7/29/2014 - Published: 3/12/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Way We Could Be by Onesimus42 reviews
An AU pairing of Mr. Breghert with a certain Scottish housekeeper. Published originally on Tumblr
Crossover - The Way We Live Now & Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,546 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/27/2014 - Published: 6/29/2014 - E. Hughes - Complete
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
Losing You by eva.chrisovitsanousweety reviews
They have a more closely relationship now and they are very happy until... she learns something that breaks her heart.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,119 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 7/26/2014 - Published: 1/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson - 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
Butch Carson and the Sundance Housekeeper by chelsie fan reviews
Yee-haw, Cowgals and Cowboys! Downton goes Western! This fic has it all - a mysterious murder, a snarky old lady mayor, a crooked deputy sheriff, and good-old fashioned vigilante justice! Saddle up and hang on tight, 'cause it's gonna be a wild ride!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,636 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/24/2014 - Published: 6/3/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
Not your average black tea by kouw reviews
Modern coffeeshop-ish AU in which Mr Carson doesn't approve of anything. Introduction to the Downton Radio Universe (AU)!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/17/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Moments by Missy Tea reviews
There were times when they both needed something more..
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,161 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/16/2014 - Published: 7/14/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Human Condition by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson has rung the dressing gong and Mrs. Hughes still hasn't returned from running errands in the village. Something tells him to look for her. He leaves Mr. Barrow in charge of dinner and goes out into the night in search of her. Started as a one-shot. Got a little too long, so it's a two-shot. (Warning: mild violence)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,905 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/14/2014 - Published: 7/13/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Very Nice Man by Kissman reviews
Inverness, 1896. A story about the first time Elsie Hughes turned down Joe Burns.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,543 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
What Makes Us Stronger by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are forced into trusting one another in a moment of great need which will put their feelings for each other at the forefront and whether they can endure the coming storm.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 39,533 - Reviews: 197 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/10/2014 - Published: 5/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Misunderstanding Or Two by Missy Tea reviews
Misunderstandings can lead to new things...the question is will they be for the better? Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson have to live with the stress of the modern world as well as the huge crush they have on one another...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 32,439 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/7/2014 - Published: 6/4/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Chelsie Dagger reviews
April 1903- A string of deaths during the London Season impact the life of Charles Carson. Part of the 'Moving' AU. Early Chelsie Friendship. Young Ladies Crawley included for cuteness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,957 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/5/2014 - Published: 6/26/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C., Sybil C. - Complete
Still Life by Londoncalling89 reviews
As the relationship between Charles and Elsie blooms an unexpected visitor comes and turns their lives upside down. Its always said that we do for family, but what will be the cost?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,557 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/30/2014 - Published: 6/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Lifesaver by Merida Hughsie reviews
A collection of scenes from Elsie Hughes' and Charles Carson's life together as they muddle through, what the French call, 'une affaire du coeur'. It is accompanied by the wonderful song "Lifesaver" by Sunrise Avenue. I don't own the song or the characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,646 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Published: 6/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Lock the Door by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes get together to chat in the evenings, but they are frequently interrupted. What happens when they finally get fed up with these interruptions? Crack one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,079 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/28/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Robert C. - 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
The Lang Rendezvous by Missy Tea reviews
The deleted scene after Lang's nightmare that we never got to see! Chelsie with a hint of Lang/O Brien
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,171 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/15/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, S. O'Brien, A. Lang - Complete
Bequest by kouw reviews
Elsie writes a letter to Anna, confessing her affection for the girl and handing over the keys and title of housekeeper, in order to move on into retirement with a certain butler
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,358 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/15/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S. - Complete
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
Getting On by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson announces that he's considering leaving Downton to marry. Mrs. Hughes also contemplates retirement and marriage. Takes place after the S4 CS. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 9,862 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/12/2014 - Published: 6/5/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Gone Fishing by olehistorian reviews
A response to the latest chelsie-anon prompt. Mrs. Hughes wishes to get an overworked Charles Carson out of the great house for a couple hours of solitude. What adventure does she have planned?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,759 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/6/2014 - C. Carson, 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
The note by kouw reviews
Response to the June prompt from the Chelsie Anon on Tumblr. Charles finds a note written in a familiar hand and it leads to more than just apple pie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Miss Shore is in Big Trouble by deeedeee reviews
Ugh, you guys, it was my first Chelsie fic. A Carson/Hughes drabble in response to kouw's request on tumblr. Lady Rosamund's maid gets the double-barrel glare in the servants' hall.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/5/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Trouble by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson knows for certain that something is not right. Something odd is happening downstairs, and it's just as bad upstairs. The problem is that he has no idea what's causing all the trouble. Can Mrs. Hughes help him? A very cracky crack!fic, featuring Carson, Hughes, and a very AU Mrs. Patmore.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,739 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/5/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore - Complete
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
Carefully! Carefully With The Plates! by Kissman reviews
Crackfic. Mr. Carson must contend with some rather peculiar applicants for the position of second footman at Downton Abbey. A spoof of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. Complete and utter nonsense.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,798 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
To stay or go by Missy Tea reviews
Carson is leaving for Haxby...leaving Elsie behind. All hope for a romance is lost... UNTIL! Beryl Patmore gets involved! Can she make him stay or will she end up making it worse?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,090 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 5/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Many Here That Love by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Hughes says goodbye to William. Includes a hint of Carson/Hughes romance.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,749 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/2/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, William M. - 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
Everything Has Changed by Missy Tea reviews
My imagined first thoughts Charles and Elsie have about one another after first meeting. One shot though I may take it further.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,017 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/25/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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
A Few Too Many by Kissman reviews
Carson. Hughes. A bottle of vodka...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,578 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/21/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
a rose by any other name by Mestizaa reviews
Mrs Hughes and the age-old maiden name debate. Patmore/Hughes friendship. Short, sweet, and complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,016 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/19/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Mrs Patmore - Complete
Seeds of Love by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Charles had to admit, all he could think about was Elsie Hughes and sex.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,767 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/18/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Venturing Deeper by chelsie fan reviews
Chelsie beach one-shot, set during and just after the S4 CS. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,410 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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If He Never Asked reviews
Pretty self explanatory title. I really hate writing summaries for Fics. Like come on, we hardcore shippers are gonna read it no matter what this part says. Am I right? ;) xo
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 651 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 23 - Published: 2/12/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Our First Night reviews
It is the eve of Charles and Elsie Carson's wedding. Will their first night together go as planned...or will they experience some "bumps" in the road?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,757 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 2/10/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
How Long Has It Been reviews
A Drabble for Imestizaa :). Charles and Elsie's wedding night does not go as planned...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,475 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mistletoe Kiss reviews
A very naughty moment between our favorite couple. Follows series 5 Christmas episode ;) xo
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
All My Life reviews
Season 5, Servants Ball.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,905 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 11/27/2014 - Published: 11/19/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Crazy For You reviews
Chelsie. Post beach. Smut. Hidden and repressed desires...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,479 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Five More Minutes reviews
Chelsie smut inspired by an OTP prompt and a bunch of naughty Chelsie shippers ;) xo Possible second chapter to contain a switcheroo for our couple ;) we'll see...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 745 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/26/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Let Her Go 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
Responses to Chelsie-Anon prompts & Chelsie Ficlets reviews
I love these two... They are totally killing me ;)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 13,272 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/5/2014 - Published: 7/29/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Forever More reviews
Carson and Mrs. Hughes spend some time with little George.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,517 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, George C. - Complete
Special Skills reviews
This is for my pals on Tumblr! A little Chelsie fic to accompany a pic we so lovingly and pervertedly attacked! Haha Love ya, ladies!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,332 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/15/2014 - Published: 1/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Hold Back My Heart 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
Your Hand In Mine reviews
A little fic to go with our perfect Chelsie beach pics :)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,451 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Big Fight reviews
What happens after the big fight... Contains SPOILERS for Series 4 Episode 1!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,431 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/23/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Coming Together 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
Third Times A Charm 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
Just Desserts reviews
Charles. Elsie. Strawberries. Summer love...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,193 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 6/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Stay 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
Elsie's New Hairdo reviews
Just a quick little Chelsie piece ;)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,192 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/6/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
How Love Begins 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
Wasting Chances reviews
Intimate encounters keep popping up for Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. Will they ever take advantage of them, or continue to waste their chances?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,060 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/23/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
This Is Love reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes can no longer hide their passion for each other. Will one night change their whole lives?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,777 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/21/2013 - Published: 5/17/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Give Me A Reason reviews
Downton's attractive new Head Housemaid has set her sights on Mr. Carson. Is this the end for our favorite Butler and Housekeeper? Will have an M rating eventually ;)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,622 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/19/2013 - Published: 5/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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