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Author has written 13 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: 1112 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 6/4 - Published: 12/31/2016 - Robert C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas
Cornering A Killer by Edward Carson reviews
Who killed Mr. Green? Concerned for Anna's welfare and exasperated by Scotland Yard, Mrs. Carson decides to make her own inquiries. This is set sometime in Season 6 and assumes there has been at least one wedding at Downton Abbey. Parallel to the pursuit of the killer, a little Mr. and Mrs. Carson romance unfolds as well. Finished, at long last.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 92,064 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 4/22 - Published: 8/17/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
Go Your Own Way by LisaDouglas reviews
Carson never considered Mrs. Hughes a woman with no standards…
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 42,112 - Reviews: 254 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 4/18 - Published: 1/5/2016 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Fate by SweetLunarHaze reviews
AU: A twist of fate has left Downton's housekeeper in turmoil. She now follows the butler into retirement to run an inn, not as his wife - but as his colleague. The road not traveled by Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,122 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 4/6 - Published: 6/18/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Full Marriage by LisaDouglas reviews
Charlie Carson wanted a full marriage, but this is not quite what he was expecting…
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 58,442 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 3/28 - Published: 11/27/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
She Stole My Heart Away by LisaDouglas reviews
An AU version of A Brave New World, Charlie and Elsie tell their young daughter how they met and fell in love and she stole their hearts away.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 25,892 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/6 - Published: 8/25/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
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
Too Many Secrets by Janelight reviews
Elsie Hughes is the keeper of many secrets. Some of them are her own. And some of them are about to come to light. AU
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,889 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/2/2021 - Published: 7/4/2021 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
A Charlie That Came To Dinner by Alonso King of Naples reviews
Elsie has her secrets, and they're all about to come out at once.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 39,601 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 9/4/2021 - Published: 8/31/2020 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
The Return of the Native by Alonso King of Naples reviews
AU where Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are husband and wife throughout the series. Set during the third season. Mrs. Hughes discovers a lump and she makes a plan. *Important Update: I've decided to end this story at chapter 10. I'm saving chapter 11, in case I decide to do a part 2 for this, but for now I think it best to end this story here.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 55,760 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/30/2021 - Published: 4/27/2020 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Dear Mr Carson by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson receives a concerning letter and travels to London meet its sender.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,344 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 3/29/2021 - Published: 9/30/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Broken by Splodge04 reviews
Mary struggles with her grief and goes missing, and Carson tries to help find her. Mrs Hughes must deal with the realisation about her feelings for our wonderful Butler when everything unfolds into chaos. Chelsie heavy. Flickers of Cobert. This is AU as if the scene Carson & Mary reconcile in S4Ep1 doesn't happen.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 46 - Words: 215,104 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 2/17/2021 - Published: 10/6/2019 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Links in the Chain by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
A birthday fic for the amazing evitamockingbird, starring our favorite butler and housekeeper. Period-set; kind of a prequel? Maybe?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,058 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 12/13/2020 - Published: 9/25/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Crawley Girls by JessieBess reviews
A series of stories of the Crawley girls as children. Chap 20: Why aren't strawberries called redberries? Codswallop, Blunderbuss, Sybil is expanding her vocabulary; Chap 21 Sybil causes a bit of havoc in the abbey while trying to do something nice for Edith. Chap 23 Ice cream and Heaven's Gate
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 38,238 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 11/11/2020 - Published: 10/9/2016 - Robert C., Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C.
Downton Abbey : Secret and Lies by foolsanddreamer reviews
Downton Abbey .. season 5, episode 1 : Downton is on fire. From here starts a little AU now : counting heads to make sure everyone is out and safe, Mr Carson has to find out that someone is missing. This story is about dark places, secrets and lies at Downton Abbey. Hope you will enjoy. Reviews are more than welcome. Rated T for fire and claustrophobia trigger
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 24,806 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 10/16/2020 - Published: 6/23/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
Good Graces by Scout Mom reviews
My first fanfic! A little thought about how things could have gone after Mrs. Hughes was summoned to explain her wishes for their wedding. My take on how Charles and Elsie clear the air.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,040 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/23/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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 Celebration of Life by Milk-and-Hope reviews
"But … But what if one of us dies? I mean, all of us will die at some point. But one of us will be the first one." She shouldn't have said that. She had ruined the mood. Alas, that's how it always went lately. Everything was fine … until a song, a smell, a picture or a single word reminded her of what had happened. And she hated it. / emotional, angsty Chelsie fic
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,259 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/8/2020 - Published: 1/20/2020 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Mrs Patmore, Molesley
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: 1846 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/11/2020 - Published: 4/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Charlie - Complete
A Beautiful New World by LisaDouglas reviews
The Carson's romance, marriage and battle to have a baby. Set in various times from 1896-1915. A prequel to A Brave New World. Rated M for later chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,619 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 1/7/2020 - Published: 1/25/2016 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
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: 1410 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 12/31/2019 - Published: 1/1/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
When the Stars Go Blue by tobeconquered reviews
"Laughing with your pretty mouth, laughing with your broken eyes, laughing with your lover's tongue in a lullaby"
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 110,892 - Reviews: 343 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 12/1/2019 - Published: 5/30/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Back to work by shipthecarsons reviews
Several events that occur after the series ends and before the film starts. The Carsons expect a visit, The Masons are getting married, the family is away...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 34 - Words: 34,072 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 11/30/2019 - Published: 9/4/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
I've seen Perfection by Nayeliq1 reviews
When Mrs Hughes takes ill, Mr Carson doesn't know what could be the matter with him. He can't concentrate at work, his thoughts drift off all the time and he even delegates supper to Thomas Barrow. But it is only his duty that leads him to worry so much about her, of course. A Butler must be concerned about his staff's well-being...surely, it can't be more than that, could it?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,968 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/1/2019 - Published: 10/1/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Together, alone by gaygirlwinnifred reviews
Chelsie fanfiction. After they marry, but before they've consummated it. Lots of smut but lovingly so.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 121 - Words: 92,921 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 10/19/2019 - Published: 12/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Moment of Indulgence by ScintillatingTart reviews
The course of great love never did run smooth... [Carson/Hughes primarily, AU, rated M for shenanigans]
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 59,854 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/22/2018 - Published: 1/14/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
An Unexpected Fate by chelsie fan reviews
Sometimes, fate deals an unfortunate hand, and all seems lost. But even the darkest cloud has a silver lining.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 23,484 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 3/31/2018 - Published: 10/8/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Night Moments by CeeCeeSings reviews
Chelsie-centric, period set, mostly in-canon "missing moments" fic, starting in 1920 (S3), with a little twist: all events, conversations, and activities (AHEM) take place between the hours of midnight and four a.m. Expect later chapters to bump this to an "M" rating, for obvious reasons. A loose companion piece to A History of Moments.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 35,265 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 3/29/2018 - Published: 1/7/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore
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
The Perfect Gift by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
UPDATED! Now a three-chapter modern AU for YellowBrickRoad's birthday celebrations! Stars a younger Chelsie and their growing family.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,536 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/1/2018 - Published: 12/30/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Robert C., Anna S. - Complete
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: 66 - Updated: 12/28/2017 - Published: 1/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
In Flux by CeeCeeSings reviews
An in-canon Chelsie fic set during the duration of Season 5. Touches on all of the things, big and small, that create tension, high emotions and, eventually, the impetus to action for our favorite butler and housekeeper. References will be made to my Chelsie monolith, A History of Moments, and excerpts therefrom may be woven into this story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,765 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/26/2017 - Published: 11/1/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Wife's Concern by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Chelsie period AU, written as my #unofficialDAs8 challenge project. Nine chapters, each following a one-word prompt, serving as a complete sequel to "A Husband's Love."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,829 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/25/2017 - Published: 9/18/2017 - [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
With Love From Scarborough by Londoncalling89 reviews
My long delayed Chelsie Honeymoon fic. Not sure exactly where this is going but hopefully some of you will join me for the ride. Enjoy!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,324 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 11/4/2017 - Published: 6/30/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
From the Beginning by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Friendship birthday fic for the amazing dibdab4. Stand alone, but perhaps the precursor to something more. Pre-canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,025 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Published: 11/4/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
The Gift by CeeCeeSings reviews
A small, multi-chapter story about the endurance of love, how we touch each other, even after we are gone. An epilogue of sorts to "A History of Moments". Events and characters are based on my monolith to Cheslie, so new readers might miss some things without reading AHoM. WARNING: STORY TAKES PLACE AFTER CHARLES HAS DIED. It's sad, uplifting, loving, hopeful.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,426 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/24/2017 - Published: 10/18/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C., Mrs Patmore
A History of Moments by CeeCeeSings reviews
A Chelsie fic delving into significant moments of their past at Downton, canon moments and beyond. Begins shortly after Elsie arrives at Downton and will follow through their entire relationship. Other characters appear, but this is most definitely a close-up look at how this relationship and his couple evolved over the decades. A few chapters have mature content
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 69,990 - Reviews: 334 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 10/12/2017 - Published: 7/21/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
I Should Be So Fortunate by ericajanebarry reviews
A closer look at the events of the Grigg storyline early in Series 4. What Elsie would have said to Charles, had she been free to do so.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,841 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/25/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Crossroads by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Charles falls ill, and Elsie worries. Angst, but not too terrible. Inspired by Sarah McLachlan's "Hold On." One-shot. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,332 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
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
Most Quiet Need by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"I love thee to the level of every day's/Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning. They somehow found each other in America. But a war will separate them from the life they have built together. Chelsie AU. Historical. I will try to update this on a weekly basis.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 58,802 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 5/18/2017 - Published: 3/11/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson, OC
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
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
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: 66 - Updated: 2/10/2017 - Published: 9/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
In the Wine Cellar by Edward Carson reviews
Carson and Barrow get locked in the wine cellar for an evening and have to talk to each other. It's not something either one of them really enjoys.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,558 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/8/2017 - C. Carson, Thomas - Complete
Theatre Folk Like Us by evitamockingbird reviews
How and when did Mrs. Hughes find out that Mr. Carson had been on the stage? There are so many possible answers. I'll explore just a few of them here. Part of #unofficialdas7 challenge.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,459 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/29/2017 - Published: 10/16/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Scotch and sympathy by princegeorge reviews
Mrs Hughes forgot something, and returns to the Abbey to retrieve it. An unexpected nightcap ensues.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,355 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/29/2017 - Published: 12/28/2016 - E. Hughes, Thomas
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
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
Elspeth by LisaDouglas reviews
"Elsie Hughes." She'd never been a Carson; she hadn't had the proper chance. "My Elsie Hughes…I miss you, if only you could tell me…please show me what to do." Carson raises his daughter all alone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,221 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/31/2016 - Published: 9/11/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore
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: 125 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 12/30/2016 - Published: 11/14/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Married Life by meetmeinstlouie reviews
A companion to "Managing Love". Charles and Elsie are now married, enjoying life together with their family and friends. The firm of Carson, Crawley & Bates still has its managers, but retirement is calling. Rated M for a reason, but there will be fluff mixed in. I loved these characters too much to leave them alone. Or rather, they wouldn't leave me alone...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 76,909 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 12/29/2016 - Published: 11/25/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
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
The Carsons by LisaDouglas reviews
Years after running off to become Cheerful Charlie, Mr. Carson and his family return to his boyhood home.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,079 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/23/2016 - Published: 9/6/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Mistletoe Protocol by Batwings79 reviews
What happens when conflicting traditions and clashing styles have the stoic butler of Downton Abbey at the mercy of three little Ladies of the house? Leave it to his housekeeper to ride to the rescue with "The Mistletoe Protocol."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,789 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/23/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
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
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
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
A Day in the Life by olehistorian reviews
Following a day(s) in the life of our favorite butler, housekeeper, and those with whom they cross paths. Set in 1927 during what would be Series 7. In response to Chelsie-Fan's prompt for Series 7 that we will not be getting. It will be updated each Sunday at the regular Downton Abbey viewing time. Canon.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,996 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/19/2016 - Published: 9/19/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
Fear and Loathing by Edward Carson reviews
A violent incident obliges Barrow to revisit his perspective on a few things and forces Carson to confront some unpleasant truths. The Carsons are married, but this story is non-canon, set in 1926. The rating is for violence in the first chapter and for the discussion of "mature subjects" in subsequent chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,914 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/12/2016 - Published: 7/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
Sisters by Edward Carson reviews
Elsie hasn't visited her sister Becky in some time. When Cora offers her the opportunity to do so, Elsie must address her conflicting feelings for Becky. Meanwhile, Cora gets to exercise a little noblesse oblige in her housekeeper's favour. Not my usual bailiwick..., but Becky as one-time-plot-device struck me as a little callous.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 15,382 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/4/2016 - Published: 3/28/2016 - Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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]
Not Anymore by northofthepark reviews
A short ficlet, total fluff, set in series three. Written around that time, AND my first published fic! (kindness & reviews appreciated!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,803 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/20/2016 - Published: 6/18/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sometimes Love Is Enough by ericajanebarry reviews
She was his. And he was hers. And this was their world. Chelsie fluff. Post-canon/continuation fic/Series 7. Rated T to be safe, more for what is implied than for what is described.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,053 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/14/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
The Life You Save by wobbear reviews
The life you save may be your own. Or a puppy's. Continuation fic, set in April 1926. Chelsie/Carson focus, but almost an ensemble piece: many others also appear in cameo or larger roles. EPILOGUE now posted.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,628 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/7/2016 - Published: 4/30/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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: 53 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 5/21/2016 - Published: 11/3/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
If Two Lie Together by ericajanebarry reviews
Charles and Elsie face the challenges of his palsy. My answer to chelsie-prompts' latest prompt: "In Sickness." One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,022 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/15/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Mothering Sunday by LisaDouglas reviews
Beryl confesses what Mothering Sunday means to her and confronts Daisy about her past. Same universe as A Brave New World and A Beautiful New World.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,410 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/9/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, Daisy
Vita, Dulcedo, Spes by ericajanebarry reviews
Life, Sweetness, Hope. Glimpses into the lives, loves and friendships of four favorite characters: Charles Carson, Elsie Hughes Carson, Isobel Crawley and Richard Clarkson. AU for married Richobel and some slight divergence from canon timeline.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,024 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 5/5/2016 - Published: 2/29/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson]
Enough of That by Edward Carson reviews
Troubled by Carson's behaviour, the Dowager intervenes. Subsequent chapters chronicle Carson's adjustment to a post-Downton life through conversations and interactions with Elsie, Robert, Thomas, Mary, and (eventually) Edith...! A POST-SEASON 6 story. This story offers an antidote to the journey explored in "The Way We Live Now," which ought to be read first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 41,146 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/26/2016 - Published: 1/17/2016 - Violet C., Robert C., 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: 64 - 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: 805 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 4/2/2016 - Published: 4/19/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Old Man Riley by Hughson74 reviews
A story set after William and Thomas have the fist fight and before William goes to war and his return. Missing pieces on how William copes with his mothers death and how Mrs Hughes helps him while facing her own fears and worries for him . Hope you enjoy it, reviews always welcome.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,650 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/30/2016 - Published: 3/25/2016 - E. Hughes, William M.
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
And Now We Are Three by Hughson74 reviews
Thomas wants to feel he belongs but his past wants to remind him he never will. For all the changes Mr Carson has learnt to deal with can he accept that some changes will never take place before helping Thomas? Various characters make an appearance. This is my very first story so I hope it makes the mark, Reviews are very welcome.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,804 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 3/15/2016 - Published: 3/5/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas
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: 43 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 2/24/2016 - Published: 1/31/2016 - 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: 88 - Follows: 126 - Updated: 2/13/2016 - Published: 7/30/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
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
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
The Chatelaine of Brouncker Road by Bremol reviews
A little symbolism. Elsie wore a chatelaine as the housekeeper - now she is the Chatelaine. Might be a bit of Series/Season 6 spoilers...but only a tiny bit.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,724 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Ethereal by spoonsoftea reviews
"It is worse because their pity is not his to accept. Not in the way it should have been, had he been a different man. A better man. How he longs – how wretchedly he longs – to mourn her that way, as her husband, her widower. Another pain by which to be consumed." Carson/Hughes with a twist. AU. Dark, with hope. See inside for warnings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,598 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 12/15/2015 - Published: 10/16/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore
Missing Moments by GeordieLass reviews
A series of one-shots set during Series 6 and all focused on the wonderful Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes/Carson. These are the additional scenes that, to me, would have made Series 6 even more perfect. S6 spoilers throughout x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,294 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 12/15/2015 - Published: 10/11/2015 - 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
I Have to Tell Someone by elsiecarson reviews
Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes are in a relationship, but because of their positions at Downton they are in limbo. Mrs Hughes has to tell someone and Mr Carson tries to figure out how to advance their relationship and keep their jobs.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 16,282 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/14/2015 - Published: 9/16/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, Robert C.
I'll Be Here by newgirl87 reviews
AU Season 3. What can a butler offer his best friend when she has been diagnosed with a deadly illness? (NO SPOILERS!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 14,400 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 11/28/2015 - Published: 11/11/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mnemonic by LisaDouglas reviews
EVERYONE reacts to the birth of Anna's baby.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,699 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/26/2015 - Published: 11/22/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
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
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: 40 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/19/2015 - Published: 9/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
Awkward Conversations by CJaxa reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes discuss their upcoming marriage with their employers, friends, and downstairs family. Chelsie. T Rating for later chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 30,545 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 10/3/2015 - Published: 8/13/2015 - [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]
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
Charlie by LisaDouglas reviews
Carson catches Mrs. Hughes giving food to Ethel, an AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,163 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/19/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Ethel P., Charlie
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]
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
Knowing What Not to Fear by nanniships reviews
If, as Plato said, Courage is knowing what not to fear, Charles Carson is not entirely an exemplar. Fortunately, Mrs. Hughes can relieve fears he doesn't even know he has. It's a day late and a dollar short, but a very happy birthday to our Kissman!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,252 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/24/2015 - 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
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
Definition of a Date by newgirl87 reviews
If you give a Carson your hand to hold, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. No, wait. If you give a Carson your hand to hold and he catches you with another man, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. No, ugh, *sigh*, just read it. [post-Series 4 - pre-Series 5] [ONE SHOT]
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,475 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/30/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Tradition by Plotter at heart reviews
Newly appointed Elsie Hughes finds a journal in her desk.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 12,528 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 6/12/2015 - Published: 6/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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 Sunday Revelation by Mistressdickens reviews
Anna and Mr Carson learn of the only time Mrs Carson was ever truly angry. Inspired by a tumblr prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,473 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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]
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: 27 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/1/2015 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Never Grow Up by Lindsey Grissom reviews
A little ficlet set in the same universe as Beyond The Sea. In the middle of the night, Head Housemaid Elsie Hughes stumbles on an unexpected guest in the Butler's pantry and a tradition is born.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,371 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/3/2014 - Mary C., E. Hughes - Complete
Cold by chelsietea reviews
Follow Charles and Elsie in their journey to fight back cold. A collection of 300 words Chelsie drabbles (all of them, seriously) - it's strongly possible for this to become a thing. Rated K, might go up to T and even M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 12,073 - Reviews: 373 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 10/1/2014 - Published: 3/25/2014 - 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
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
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: 46 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/16/2014 - Published: 6/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Remember Me by Mestizaa reviews
"I thought I would die here and haunt it ever after." In a way, he did.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,125 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/11/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson, Mrs Patmore, Thomas - Complete
Aftermath by princegeorge reviews
Dr Clarkson has to bring Mrs Crawley the worst of messages. Set between S 3 and 4
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 26,200 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 6/13/2014 - Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C., E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I hope I've done you Justice by SarLei reviews
An insight into the life of Elsie & Charles Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,446 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/29/2014 - Published: 2/26/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Heavy the Head by quirkette100 reviews
If all it took was a heated argument, Spanish Flu, or a world war, it would have happened years ago. So just what would it take for Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes to admit that they have feelings for each other? **UNFINISHED - sorry folks**
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,033 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 4/29/2014 - Published: 12/30/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Going Another Way by quirkette100 reviews
His head told him that it wasn't worth the risk. But his heart… well. His heart had always been tethered to Elsie Hughes in ways that weren't exactly proper. Loose sequel to 'Stitching it Up'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,960 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A fit of temper by Missy Tea reviews
What might have happened if Carson had followed Mrs Hughes after she had that argument with Mrs Bird over that damn store cupboard key...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 989 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 4/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Light in the Dark by VoyICJ reviews
A response to the latest chelsie-anon prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
It's getting hot in here by Happyheart2 reviews
A DRABBLE inspired by a chelsie -anon Prompt on Tumblr.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,299 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/16/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Matters of the Heart by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson is ill. While caring for him, Mrs. Hughes makes a startling discovery. She accidentally comes across his diary and is shocked to find that the entries within are addressed to her! Takes place after Series 3 but before Series 4. Revisits all our favorite Chelsie moments from Series 1, 2, and 3. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 57,477 - Reviews: 730 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 4/12/2014 - Published: 10/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore, Dr. Clarkson - Complete
A Little Bird by Mestizaa reviews
Set during the 6 months after Matthew's death. Carson and Hughes are tangoing over the line of propriety. O'Brien notices... WIP. Chap 5 up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,095 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/30/2014 - Published: 2/27/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, S. O'Brien, Thomas
The Secret that will Change Everything by NothingMadeMeHappen reviews
Elsie goes to Argyle every year at the same time. Except when she has to throw a last minute party that Lady Mary demands to have. All is normal, until a young girl shows up and throws everything off kilter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,179 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 3/6/2014 - Published: 9/24/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
You Can Trust Me by Happyheart2 reviews
A response to a Chelsie anon prompt a frustrated Carson confronts Elsie regarding her behavior towards himself and Anna causing Elsie to break down...certain circumstances put Elsie in a position to have to protect Anna and her self... series 4 spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,137 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 2/14/2014 - Published: 10/8/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S. - Complete
Stitching It Up by quirkette100 reviews
What was it she had said to Mrs Patmore? Something about everyone having their heart broken at one point or another… One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Lost in London by T3hG33k reviews
The London Housekeeper has disappeared and it's Lady Rose's first season. There's only one logical solution... Mrs. Hughes has to come to London immediately. Season 3 spoilers. Rated T for now, though knowing me as I do...it'll probably become an M in later chapters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 24,149 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 4/29/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shadows by GraceBe reviews
How will Carson cope when Mrs Hughes confesses a sin from her past to him? Sequel to "Sinning by Silence".
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,303 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/19/2014 - Published: 12/28/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Bathtub Adventures by chelsietea reviews
After their retirement, Charles and Elsie experience a troubled period in their marriage. Will an unexpected situation in the bathroom lead to a reconciliation?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,340 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/18/2014 - Published: 12/16/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Butterfly Effect by Mestizaa reviews
A single decision can change everything. Carson and Hughes and how it could have been.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 560 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/18/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Please, Stand Still by Mestizaa reviews
Mrs Hughes thinks about retirement and Carson struggles to understand the appeal.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,455 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/12/2014 - Published: 1/3/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Sinning by Silence by GraceBe reviews
She had been waiting for this moment for 20 years and now she realized, it had been worth every second of it. Every word, every gesture they had exchanged had led them to this point in their lives.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,680 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/29/2013 - Published: 9/9/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Wounded by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Carson and Alfred have a little chat.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,653 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/26/2013 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Alfred N. - Complete
Moments by chelsietea reviews
Virtually "watch" me struggle with the plot bunnies the Chelsie Anon sometimes leaves in my inbox on Tumblr. Just a silly collection of Chelsie moments.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,744 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/20/2013 - Published: 8/28/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Playing by CrazyMaryT reviews
Charles and Elsie discover something they both enjoy more than a good book.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,573 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/12/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Grave Mistake by spokethewind reviews
Spoilers for season four! Mrs. Hughes can keep Anna's secret, but at what cost to herself? A dark look at what could happen when Mrs. Hughes gets a bit too protective.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,458 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shock and Aftershock by Bremol reviews
Elsie learns something about Charles that breaks her heart. Can it be mended by something unexpected? Runner up in the final Highclere Awards 2014.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 65,299 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/8/2013 - Published: 5/17/2013 - [E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson] - Complete
Small Advances by chelsie fan reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes experience a gradual but welcome change in their dealings with each other. Mostly Carson/Hughes with a smattering of other characters, including Mrs. Patmore and Lady Mary. Cover image by brenna-louise!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 31,454 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/5/2013 - Published: 8/21/2013 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
They were friends by spokethewind reviews
Grigg has returned. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have very different ideas on how to deal with this situation. Based on season 4 photos and my never-ending imagination.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 20,524 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 7/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mine by straykat1087 reviews
things take a dark turn one night as Elsie heads back from Ripon
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,066 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Black by Just Inevitable reviews
'It seems there is always an occasion for black.' Post Christmas Special 2012. (1/1 for now. I may continue)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,012 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/16/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
List of a Lifetime by Londoncalling89 reviews
When the end is finally in sight Mrs.Hughes makes a list of all the things she wishes to do before she dies, much to her surprise Mr. Carson decides to help.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 37,063 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 8/16/2013 - Published: 7/31/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Moving Forward by Chelsie Dagger reviews
Winter 1921- Multichapter speculation that picks up our story immediately following the events of the 2012 Christmas Special (yes, THAT one). Mostly Carson POV. Lots of our favorite butler interacting with everyone, especially our favorite housekeeper. Starts slow, but eventually gives good Chelsie. I do not own these lovely characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 21,888 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/5/2013 - Published: 6/29/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Counting by The Marvelous Mad Madam Mim reviews
There are things Carson counts. There are things he doesn't.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,730 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cancer by AnxiousRobot reviews
Living your life when everyone is trying to help run it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,196 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 6/10/2013 - Published: 5/22/2013 - E. Hughes - Complete
Doors by Mrs.Dickens713 reviews
Wedding Bells for Carson and Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 43 - Words: 48,569 - Reviews: 389 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 2/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The Incident At The Servants Ball by Hemmingweigh reviews
As music plays and wine flows at the post-Christmas dance for staff, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes do something so unexpected it gets the whole house talking.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,448 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 5/7/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Dowton's Scottish Dragon: Secrets Haunt Us by Bremol reviews
As Elsie Hughes continues to struggle with her fears, the secrets she keeps start to unravel all around her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 45,104 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 5/6/2013 - Published: 1/2/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Picking Up The Pieces by T3hG33k reviews
Set after the Season 3 Christmas Special. Mrs. Hughes helps Mary pick up the pieces. Please review, I can continue or leave it here depending on what is wanted!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,188 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/6/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - Mary C., E. Hughes
Pass Notes by Hemmingweigh reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes begin writing letters to one another about household matters, which leads to exchanges they might never be able to make face to face.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,728 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 5/2/2013 - Published: 4/30/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Confession by Hemmingweigh reviews
Carson comes to stark realizations about his life and his feelings for Mrs. Hughes, and finally asks her for a moonlit walk in the garden. AU story paints a dark, vivid picture of Elsie's past, leading to a secret connection to one of the house staff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,770 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 4/28/2013 - Published: 4/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Carsons by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Snapshots from random moments in the lives of Charles and Elsie Carson. What does life have in store for them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 49,363 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 11/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
It Might Not Be Proper by T3hG33k reviews
Elsie has a problem, she needs someones help to solve it, but she's not sure how to go about that. Rated T for now, though it may be upgraded to an M for later chapters. Please review but be gentle it's my first fanfic! Disclaimer: I don't own them, I only wish I did.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 21,129 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 2/13/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Smoke by Jabberwockette reviews
At its heart, smoking a pipe is really a social activity.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,332 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Daisy's Dare: A Story for Christmas by Katie Duggan's Niece reviews
A fly-on-the-wall view of Christmas downstairs in the prewar days, which means it's set early in series one and contains no spoilers of any kind. Written in response to the 2011 (yes, 2011) Mistletoe Challenge. Rated T for Awkward Subjects and Inadvisable Behavior. Daisy has a special Christmas wish, and the chance to make it come true. What could possibly go wrong? NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,562 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/3/2013 - Published: 1/6/2013 - Daisy, Mrs Patmore, E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Sentimental by Jabberwockette reviews
"There's no need to get sentimental, Mrs. Hughes." Set after the S3 Christmas Special. Fluffy fluff of fluffiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,462 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/31/2013 - Published: 1/11/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Perpetually Human by mont-blank reviews
Night for Mrs. Hughes after an eventful day in Thirsk.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,801 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/1/2013 - Published: 12/28/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Downton's Scottish Dragon by Bremol reviews
Set somewhere in Series 3 episode 2, so beware, there be spoilers. Elsie seeks out a friend in the middle of the night when sleep seems to be elusive.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/13/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Drowning Sorrows by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
When Mrs Hughes recieves bad news it's down to Mr Carson to comfort her but when he's torn between his feelings and the strict rules they follow, is it all just too much for him to bear. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,740 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 4/8/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
That Green Feeling by griseldalafey reviews
Sometimes Beryl wondered if she was the only one with eyes in her head. Set during season 3, so spoiler alert.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,173 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 10/20/2012 - Published: 10/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
After the Funeral by MagicaeArtiumLaudator reviews
After Sybil's funeral, Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes reminisce about the past, and give each other hope for the future. Fluffy one-shot. Chelsie. Apologies for terrible title; I hope the story is better!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,263 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/19/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Secret Mrs Carson by Rocks-my-socks reviews
AU. Based off season 3 and some spoilers so be warned. During an argument about the Bransons, Elsie breaks down in tears in front of Charles. Though they soon recoil, she remains distant from him. Something else is wrong. He just doesn't know what.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,553 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/16/2012 - Published: 9/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Loved and Were Loved by AnxiousRobot reviews
AU. They were married in 1884. Now Charles and Elsie Carson are the butler and housekeeper of Downton, proud parents, and loving grandparents. They must find a way to care for the house and their small family as they face the tribulations and after-effects of World War I.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,466 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 9/29/2012 - Published: 8/26/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Two Housekeepers by katiefoxe reviews
Mrs Hughes meets the Other Housekeeper
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,716 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 3/17/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Taking Her Temperature by Jayneysuk reviews
Mrs Hughes finds herself under the weather. Carson has to work beyond the constraint of rules and his fear of impropriety to take care of her. Friendship with a hint of more possibly.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,763 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Second Chance by beMMADfabulous reviews
Following a heated argument, young Charles and Elsie, who is pregnant at the time, split up, but Charles is given a chance to return a year later and be the father that he has always wanted to be. An entire story based on a dream.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 4,977 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/17/2012 - Published: 4/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Epitáfio by Lovisa Cansino reviews
There is so much he should have done. He wonders if it's too late now.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,480 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 11/20/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Autumn by griseldalafey reviews
She tried to enjoy these last weeks she had with him as much as she could, tried to imprint every moment they had together in her memory, knowing that once he had left, it would never come back. Mr Carson is forced to consider retirement.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,765 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 5/7/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Everything by the maids diaries reviews
A party, a night off, Mrs. Hughes having dreams and a very romantic buttler.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,159 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 3/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Changes by the maids diaries reviews
Mary's wedding is giving something for Carson to think about, or a lot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,154 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/24/2012 - Published: 3/4/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Springtime Fair by onmyside reviews
Set in April 1920 - The fair is at the village and Mr Carson plans to invite someone who's very dear to him to this special event.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,533 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/18/2012 - Published: 3/20/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Lucky Charlies by the maids diaries reviews
Mrs. Hughes is babysitting little Charlie one night and Mr. Carson is curious about it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,793 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 3/24/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
And forsake all others by griseldalafey reviews
Charles Carson sees something that horrifies him.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,484 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/16/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
London Letters by the maids diaries reviews
Response to a picture challenge from tumblr. Elsie is waiting for a letter. Raindrops and a wet Charles. What could happen?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,828 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/11/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Survivor's Guilt by MagicaeArtiumLaudator reviews
Mrs Hughes is feeling awful after having to testify for the prosecution in Mr Bates' trial. Can Mr Carson cheer her up? Christmas special spoilers. Slight CC/EH.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,002 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/7/2012 - Published: 12/28/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Distance by beMMADfabulous reviews
Carson/Hughes story based on the Christina Perri song of the same name. 'And I will make sure to keep my distance, say I love you when you're not listening...'
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/6/2012 - Published: 3/2/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Rain, children and candle lights by the maids diaries reviews
Little Lady Sybil can't sleep! Some Hughes/Carson moments included!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,652 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/13/2012 - Published: 1/30/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Missing by cookie-moi reviews
Little Sybil goes missing and Elsie finds her. A little present for Lavender and Hay.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 697 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/19/2012 - E. Hughes - Complete
Nothing more than Friends by cookie-moi reviews
Spoilers for 2.02 - Elsie goes to see Charles after that day to make sure that he is well again. And well... maybe they are only friends. But what if they're not?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,197 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/17/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Inexperienced by Lovisa Cansino reviews
"You mean… you've never done this before?" Sometimes things are really not what they look like.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,949 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/9/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Childish Pranks by Onesimus42 reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are the victims of the young Crawley girls. Fluff and silliness
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 48,394 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 9/1/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Carol Singing by Lavender and Hay reviews
My contribution to the Mistletoe Challenge. Mr Carson disapproves of carol singing and Dr Clarkson is play the the Mr Rochester. C/H, I/Cl.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,145 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Published: 12/10/2011 - E. Hughes, Isobel C. - Complete
Any Time Is Kissing Time by frakcancer reviews
Drunken women and an uncooperative butler lead the Crawleys to wonder if their mistletoe is broken or if it's just them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,637 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/4/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Peppermint by Onesimus42 reviews
Companion piece to Chocolate Cake. Elsie has plans for Charles at a certain time of the month. Pure smut and pretty pointless.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,685 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/3/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Chocolate cake by Onesimus42 reviews
Total crack fic. Charles and the other men of the household deal with synchonicity of certain cyclical events among the women of the household. Silly fluffiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,750 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/1/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sad, Old Fool by Lovisa Cansino reviews
"Do you find me very ridiculous, Mrs. Hughes? Putting on airs and graces I've no right to?" A little Carson/Hughes moment during episode 2 of series 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,472 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/22/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Not So Childish Honeymoon by Onesimus42 reviews
An interlude from Childish Pranks. Basically, nothing but M-ness between mature people.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,882 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/4/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Story of a Brooch by Onesimus42 reviews
The journey that a brooch takes. Very slight, maybe series 2 spoiler in Chapter 4
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,918 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/23/2011 - Published: 8/22/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Seasons by Onesimus42 reviews
My take on Carson/Hughes relationship. Winner of a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 34 - Words: 63,667 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 99 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 8/19/2011 - Published: 7/31/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sweet Tea by Onesimus42 reviews
An argument between Mr.Carson and Mrs. Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,076 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/19/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hands by Onesimus42 reviews
Mrs. Hughes thoughts at mealtime
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,058 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/31/2011 - Published: 7/25/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Mrs Hughes' New Dress by Lavender and Hay reviews
An idea got from my odd reaction to the Series 2 behind the scenes trailer, but minimal spoilers. Mrs Hughes has a new dress.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,621 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/30/2011 - Published: 7/17/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
An Imagined Affair by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson reflects in The Grantham Arms on the night that war breaks out.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 16,586 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 6/8/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Last Will & Testament of Charles Carson by Onesimus42 reviews
Just my late night wonderings about estate planning. More than a smidgen of C/H now and you won't have to squint
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,507 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/29/2011 - Published: 7/27/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Just Like Before, Today and Tomorrow by MyMadness reviews
Mrs Hughes watched as Charles Carson came into her parlor, closed her door, and then froze there...Ch. 6. An End.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,434 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/5/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
This Makes No Sense by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson/Hughes drabble about watching paint dry. In-joke related from me and My Madness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,482 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 5/19/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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Sybbie's First Bus Ride reviews
Sybbie's continued adventures with her Papa Carson finds her looking forward to her first bus ride ever. Whatever will she and her Papa Carson get up to? A/N This is a follow-up to "Sybbie's Books". Hopefully, at some point, I will figure out how to incorporate my previous Sybbie stories into a "Chapter Book". I am technologically challenged, to say the least!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,033 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2019
Ornaments reviews
When the Carsons bring home their first Christmas tree, they realize they've very few ornaments for it. Anna hears about their dilemma and comes up with a remedy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,770 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/9/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Sybbie's Books reviews
Tom's fortuitous 'reporting for work' meeting with Lord Grantham was held in the Abbey's library, of all places. I believe it set the tone for his character from the very beginning, highlighting that particular facet of him. A chauffeur, yes, but a thinking man's chauffeur, if you will. The love of books can connect generations, as it does here between Tom and Sybbie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,928 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/19/2017 - C. Carson, T. Branson, Mrs Patmore, Sybbie B.
Why? reviews
Miss Sybbie has a question that doesn't seem to have an answer. Some questions are like that.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Published: 6/9/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Sybbie B. - Complete
Sybbie's Gift reviews
Sybbie is excited for another day of adventure with her Papa Carson, but there's the matter of a belated birthday gift which she needs to take care of first. This was done (belatedly, of course) for the Chelsie-prompts idea of 'gift'.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,284 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/16/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, T. Branson, Sybbie B. - Complete
That Thing Called a Heart reviews
Does the old curmudgeon of a butler really have a heart? Many don't think so. But they haven't seen all sides of the man, have they? The idea for this came from a line - 'I saw the heart you hide so well' - from Barbra Streisand's "Why Did I Choose You?" Csota mentioned the lyrics awhile back in her Chelsie writings and the line stuck with me.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,010 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/1/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
One is Silver and the Other Gold reviews
This is for the 'Silver and Gold' challenge put forth by chelsie-prompts. When the Carsons and Miss Sybbie find themselves tackling the ins and outs of friendship, the young girl has a sweet solution! A/N: Check out on YouTube: 'Make New Friends' sung by Miss Nina. Many versions of this song exist, the original dating back to before 1925 (Girl Scout Handbook).
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,790 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/11/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, T. Branson, Sybbie B.
Oh, the Adventures! reviews
Just a little Chelsie\Sybbie fluff to brighten your day. Charles heads to the Abbey to pick up his beloved wife and enjoy the afternoon with her. The best laid plans, in this case, lead to other plans! But all's well that ends well.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,440 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/9/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, T. Branson, Sybbie B.
Memories reviews
in response to Chelsiefan71's idea for DA S7...Sybbie, George and Marigold's cooking adventures with Mrs. Patmore
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 806 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/18/2016 - Cora C., Sybil C., E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Remembrances - Or Something Like That reviews
Miss Sybbie asks Mrs. Carson if they can spend a bit of time together at the Town Fair. A token of remembrance, a certain tiny scarecrow doll, sparks the idea for the outing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,127 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/27/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, T. Branson, Sybbie B.
Hats and Veils reviews
This is in response to the 'Linens' prompt. Miss Sybbie and Mrs. Carson have a most interesting conversation together!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,498 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 8 - Published: 6/26/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Sybbie B., P. Baxter - Complete
A Different Kind of Medicine reviews
Mr. Carson is feeling out of sorts and Mrs. Hughes knows just the medicine. Not what you're thinking!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,764 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/15/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Sybbie B., George C. - Complete
With Thanks 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