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If Things Were Different by magfreak reviews
What if Robert had squandered Cora's fortune before the Titanic sank? What if Matthew had inherited the money needed to save Downton before he became the heir? What if Tom had made something of himself before he met Sybil? An alternate Downton universe set in season one that explores how Sybil and Tom's relationship would have developed if they'd met under different circumstances.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 59 - Words: 360,704 - Reviews: 1003 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 517 - Updated: 2/15 - Published: 1/17/2013 - [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Mary C., Matthew C.]
Give it a year or ten by layaluro reviews
They don't like each other, these two. Except maybe they do. Just a little bit.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,256 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 7/23/2019 - Published: 12/27/2018 - [Mary C., Matthew C.]
Patient 9 - Matthew Crawley by MsMenna reviews
What if Matthew Crawley did not die the day his son was born? This story tells his tale through his own journal entries as a patient suffering amnesia in a London hospital. No one is searching for him and there is a grave with his name on it. Find out why. The Epilogue picks up in 1940 as many from Downton of yesteryear return to wish George a Happy Birthday as he heads off to war.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,701 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/28/2017 - Published: 8/23/2014 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson - Complete
University Challenge by Epea Pteroenta reviews
Modern university AU. Mary is an Oxbridge reject with a past, Anna and John are in the friendship zone, Sybil has a secret life out of school, Matthew and Lavinia are stuck in a rut, and Downton is owned by the National Trust. Drama and hijinks naturally ensue. Chapter 25: Over the summer holidays, Matthew and Mary navigate their new relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 112,383 - Reviews: 781 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 550 - Updated: 12/25/2015 - Published: 8/15/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., Anna S.
A Girl You Knew by La Donna Ingenua reviews
AU Matthew marries a very much alive Lavinia, and the show that flopped keeps flopping and the dance they danced keeps playing in their heads. Mary realizes she is not the only girl in the world, but a girl he once knew and decides to do the unexpected. While Mary comes back to life, Matthew realizes what he's given up. It's not what you think...or could it be? As of Chap 31, M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 44 - Words: 116,573 - Reviews: 1595 - Favs: 228 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 12/1/2015 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
A Very Modern Arrangement by Kavan reviews
After his injury and her engagement, Matthew and Mary move forward. Chapter 31 is up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 188,262 - Reviews: 484 - Favs: 154 - Follows: 302 - Updated: 11/22/2015 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C.
All Over Again by kahhtina reviews
Set following the end of "Falling," Mary and Matthew have been married for approximately two years. Multi-chapter fic. A modern Downton Abbey AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 105,258 - Reviews: 311 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 7/7/2015 - Published: 3/29/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Holiday by magfreak reviews
This is a modern Downton AU that follows the premise of the movie The Holiday (with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet). It will be primarily Tom and Sybil with some Matthew and Mary mixed in. *Highclere Award Winner*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 55,368 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 6/25/2015 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Open Secret by Willa Dedalus reviews
Exiled from Downton Abbey over a scandal, Lady Mary Crawley is ruined. Meanwhile Matthew Crawley has lived a content life in Manchester with his parents, Dr. Reginald Crawley and Isobel Crawley. Before the Earl of Grantham changed his life, his eldest daughter did. An AU story in a different place with different results; created by Willa Dedalus and Apollo888.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 281,868 - Reviews: 710 - Favs: 310 - Follows: 216 - Updated: 3/31/2015 - Published: 7/1/2014 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Preferred Stock by Chickwriter reviews
The twenty-first century descendants of the Crawleys, now without titles, but ruling the new elites with far more power and wealth than Mary and Matthew could ever have imagined. Consider it the AU S55.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 36 - Words: 131,257 - Reviews: 1110 - Favs: 361 - Follows: 377 - Updated: 12/23/2014 - Published: 2/8/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Royal Encounter by xRaela reviews
Mary and Matthew meet at the wedding of William and Kate in 2011. Matthew is a lawyer, who has recently started his own firm, while Mary is a woman, distantly related to prince William with a very modern scandal
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 91,186 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 11/9/2014 - Published: 2/23/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Lady Mary Crawley's Diary by IlPostino reviews
Lady Mary Crawley's Diary, starting from series one. Some fluff, humour and a little hurt/comfort thrown in for good measure. Winner of two Highclere Awards! Chapter 29: The engagement party, part two. M/M
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 108,616 - Reviews: 613 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 9/30/2014 - Published: 1/13/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Incentive by dna2000 reviews
Modern AU. Mary and Matthew are at university together and Mary is in desperate need of Matthew's help. He is reluctant to do so...so she offers him some incentive. Pretty smutty. CH.10 - the shameless smut has returned!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 60,516 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 109 - Updated: 6/29/2014 - Published: 4/22/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C.
The Fiancé by marthewshipper reviews
Wedding bells are ringing, but for which Crawley. A new Modern tale about Matthew and Mary, set in 2013.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 30,548 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 5/28/2014 - Published: 3/31/2013 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Flirting with Convention by Apollo888 reviews
Their first meeting was not, in fact, their first meeting. A non-linear AU tale beginning in Series 1. The first story in a series that continues with We Shall Fight.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 168,807 - Reviews: 517 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 5/3/2014 - Published: 9/29/2013 - [Matthew C., Mary C.] - Complete
A Good Argument by kahhtina reviews
A modern AU story of Mary and Matthew's time at university. The prequel to "Falling."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 83,763 - Reviews: 191 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/2/2014 - Published: 12/19/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
The Basketcase by aprms reviews
AU. A sixteen year old Jess Day is forced into Saturday detention with a group of unlikely delinquents - a princess, athlete, brain, and that damn turtlefaced criminal. Based on The Breakfast Club.
New Girl - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 68,349 - Reviews: 337 - Favs: 165 - Follows: 131 - Updated: 3/12/2014 - Published: 9/22/2013 - Jess D., Nick M., Schmidt, Cece P. - Complete
Remember by Kavan reviews
Matthew lives but the consequences of his accident change everything for M&M, Sybil & Tom, Edith and Isobel.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,644 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 2/1/2014 - Published: 12/28/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C., Edith C., T. Branson
Falling by kahhtina reviews
In this modern Downton Abbey fic, Mary broke up with her college boyfriend four years ago. When he suddenly comes back into her life, her world is turned upside down as she sorts through old feelings, new acquaintances, and a man who just won't go away. Mainly Mary/Matthew, but also includes the rest of the cast (Sybil, Tom, Edith, Anna, Carson, etc).
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,052 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 12/10/2013 - Published: 11/1/2013 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Don't Let Me Be Lonely by Joyful-Sound reviews
Four long years ago, Jessica Day walked out of Nick Miller's life, leaving behind more questions than answers. Nick was sure he would never see her again after that fight. Life, however, seemed to have other plans. When Jess comes crashing back into him, can Nick cope with the life-altering surprise that she has in tow? And what does it mean for their not-so-platonic relationship?
New Girl - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 78,477 - Reviews: 558 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 10/13/2013 - Published: 6/25/2013 - Jess D., Nick M. - Complete
Unwanted Rings by dna2000 reviews
Modern AU. Matthew and Mary encounter each other at a high-profile event, mere days after their relationship changed irrevocably. I don't want to give too much away! Now a multi-chapter fic. Rated M to be safe.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 70,661 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 8/17/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C.
Not For Turning by eitoph reviews
M/M Modern AU. Mary Crawley: daughter of a great British political dynasty, keeper of her dysfunctional family's secrets and the woman holding the UK Government together with her bare hands, meets Matthew Crawley: politically inexperienced but with the power to make or break all she stands for. Power, romance and scandal ensue. NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 126,121 - Reviews: 353 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 143 - Updated: 4/14/2013 - Published: 11/25/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
A Thousand Moments by RighterB reviews
Modern AU in which Mary is a grad student in Chicago and Matthew is a hedge fund investor/ part-time lawyer/ multi-millionaire who is in need of a nanny to care for his 5 year old daughter. Romance and Angst ensue in this multi-chapter story. Long time reader, first time author.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 127,069 - Reviews: 387 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 220 - Updated: 3/8/2013 - Published: 6/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
With All The Time In The World by OrangeShipper reviews
They've put themselves in an impossible situation; far too soon for any sort of affection, let alone love. With all the time in the world, perhaps their relationship could develop. But do they have it? Sequel to Fuel on the Fire - an AU from episode 1x02
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 85,617 - Reviews: 576 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 1/20/2013 - Published: 4/22/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Further Down The Line by azbookworm reviews
Is a baby much further down the line for Mary and Matthew? AU from 3x04
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 29,316 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 1/13/2013 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
Grace by La Donna Ingenua reviews
An atrocious act somehow, someway leads to joy, love, & well...Grace./ AU Halfway through Xmas Special/Matthew & Mary's happy ending, even in a seemingly impossible situation. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 58 - Words: 310,299 - Reviews: 1016 - Favs: 368 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 10/31/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
I Will Love Thee Still, My Dear by Pemonynen reviews
A letter, written in fear and posted by accident, changes everything as Mary and Matthew rediscover their friendship during the war. S2 AU sequel to 'In Flanders Fields'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 59,192 - Reviews: 340 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 10/25/2012 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Thirty Years by suddenlyseekingsansa reviews
A glimpse into the first thirty years of Mary & Matthew's marriage. Fluff & angst abound.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 16 - Words: 12,670 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 9/13/2012 - Published: 7/19/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C.
In Transit by Epea Pteroenta reviews
Written in response to a prompt for "modern war injured Matthew". Descends rapidly from the heights of drama and misery to fluff and innuendo - so something for everyone!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,084 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
Mother's Day in the Madhouse by Epea Pteroenta reviews
Mother's Day ficlet; Consolation Prize 'verse but can be read on its own. James, Reginald, Penelope and Clara Crawley express their gratitude to their dear Mama in unique ways. Matthew and Mary try to keep control.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 977 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
At Last, My Love Has Come Along by Pemonynen reviews
Picks up where the Special finished. Lots of happiness and smiling, and tea, and some downright silly antics. Chapter 12: The Epilogue. "For you are mine, at last."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,292 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 125 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 5/1/2012 - Published: 12/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Consolation Prize by Epea Pteroenta reviews
AU S01 epic. Mary and Violet have adventures of discovery and romance in Europe while Sybil finds herself torn between two men and her independence. Multi-character, multi-ship; focussing on Mary, Matthew & Sybil, together and individually.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 112,484 - Reviews: 375 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 87 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 3/31/2011 - Mary C., Sybil C. - Complete
Fuel on the Fire by OrangeShipper reviews
In a chance meeting the day after the princess and the sea-monster argument, Matthew and Mary's simmering bitterness and insults descend into a power-play that they were not at all prepared for and cannot control. AU 1x02 smut.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,329 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/16/2012 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Never Such Innocence Again by Chickwriter reviews
June 1918. "All alone, with plenty of money, and a house in Eaton Square? I can't imagine anything better." It came too soon for her, and now Lady Mary Carlisle feels nothing. Definitely AU and positively M/M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 47,935 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 399 - Follows: 247 - Updated: 3/12/2012 - Published: 9/25/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete
Marriage by Entail by Tripp3235 reviews
What if the entail did put in a provision in case there were only daughters born to the estate? And what if Matthew had family obligations that required substantial monetary solutions? A long running AU story for S1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 52,203 - Reviews: 316 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Matthew C., Mary C. - Complete
All That Is Left by OrangeShipper reviews
A hasty decision leads to consequences that will change their lives. AU S2 - how it should have been! EPILOGUE NOW UP: All good things...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 152,830 - Reviews: 676 - Favs: 595 - Follows: 310 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 8/29/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C. - Complete