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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: 44 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 3/28 - Published: 11/27/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
A change in life by AinhoaGC reviews
Mr. Green is back, and Elsie has promised she wasn't going to let him touch Anna again. But he didn't have his eyes set on the maid, he wanted someone more powerful from downstairs. Time will place stones in Elsie's path, but no one knows what will become of the housekeeper.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 72,709 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/1/2021 - Published: 6/21/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Changing Tides by ScintillatingTart reviews
There were always things that could not be said, must not ever be said.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 42,073 - Reviews: 139 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 1/11/2020 - Published: 6/17/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Blessing by GeordieLass reviews
A Chelsie fic set during Series 4, although the story will detour from canon. Mrs Hughes receives an unexpected blessing. Will it help to bring the Housekeeper and Butler closer together? Certainly, their lives will never be the same again. Hope you enjoy x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 65 - Words: 121,221 - Reviews: 1847 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/11/2020 - Published: 4/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Charlie - Complete
New Year's Eve by RhondaStar reviews
A modern Chelsie AU. Charles runs a high-class domestic service company; he is smart, successful and single. He reluctantly attends his friend Robert's New Year's Eve party, but things look up when he bumps into property developer Elsie Hughes on the doorstep...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 52 - Words: 434,177 - Reviews: 1411 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 12/31/2019 - Published: 1/1/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Trouble in Paradise by Londoncalling89 reviews
Post season 6 troubles between the lovebirds as they navigate retirement and illness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 21,672 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 12/16/2019 - Published: 11/9/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Kiss Is Just A Kiss by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Let's explore the many types of kisses shared by Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes. These will be short, unrelated chapters based on the different sorts of kisses. Rated T to be safe, though that rating my change depending on the muse.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 33,532 - Reviews: 287 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/5/2019 - Published: 4/11/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The High Priestess & The Dark Lady by Millie reviews
Following the end of Part 2 - Zelda is left in charge as things crumble around her. She's searching for answers, trying to understand what her place is in this new world. Lilith is no longer inhabiting Mary Wardwell, yet Zelda finds herself drawn to her. What is the new will of this new world?
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 71,838 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/3/2019 - Published: 7/5/2019 - [Madam Satan/Lilith, Zelda S.] - Complete
A Sound Resolution by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Elsie Hughes Carson has made an important decision, but how will it impact everyone around her? Written in response to the Tumblr Challenge for "Downton Abbey Series 9."
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,077 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/26/2018 - Published: 9/23/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
After the Fall by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
MODERN AU The death of his soon-to-be ex-wife brings Charles Carson and his daughter, Daisy, to coastal Maine. Elsie Hughes, nurse at Daisy's new school, is soon placed deep into the Carsons' lives. But can Charles, Elsie, and Daisy - and the small town of Misty Cove where they live - survive the aftermath of what's to come? New role for T. Barrow; stars almost entire DA cast.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 59 - Words: 320,667 - Reviews: 1750 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 9/16/2018 - Published: 11/24/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Thomas, Daisy - Complete
My Foolish Heart by dibdab4 reviews
Promises are often hard to keep, especially when the past and possibilities for the future collide. Set in the universe of Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan's Mum, Elsie Burn's life is complicated to say the least. Charles Carson is offering a steady hand, but is she willing to take it? *T* for now...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 48,389 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/24/2018 - Published: 5/28/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Cursed Butler by Hogwarts Duo reviews
The crossover fic you always KNEW made sense but that no one ever wrote ... until now. What happens when a beastly butler is cursed, forced to find his true love in order to break the spell? Well, he meets a beautiful Scottish housekeeper, of course! But can she break the spell in time to set the butler free? (*spoiler alert: PROBABLY!) (Beauty & the Beast/Downton Abbey Crossover)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 77,656 - Reviews: 371 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/15/2018 - Published: 9/30/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Violet C., 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
On a Whim by HeartofDowntonCEC reviews
Elsie is the head of marketing at Crawley Enterprises, Inc. Traveling often for work and after an extremely busy day, she finds herself at the hotel bar. Uninterested in a relationship at this point in her life, she plans on a glass of wine only, but a handsome stranger grabs her attention. Will this moment be a one time meeting, or will their paths cross again?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 52,226 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 12/28/2017 - Published: 1/12/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Irish Ringtones by Batwings79 reviews
WARNING! This story deals with sexual harrassment, assault, and abuse - This story began with a well-liked character being a cute "bad-boy" but things escalated quickly and as the writer, I could choose to abandon the story or let the plot play itself out...you can decide for yourself if I made the right choice.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,046 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/17/2017 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson - Complete
Valentine's Ringtones by Batwings79 reviews
Modern AU - "Well, Mr. Clarkson," began Elsie Hughes. "Well, well, well," came Richard Clarkson's velvety voice over the phone. "And exactly who might you be, my wee Scottish lassie?" Charles Carson sat bolt upright in his chair at the change in Clarkson's demeanor. Elsie wasn't sure she appreciated his tone of voice either but she raised her hands in a placating fashion...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,540 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/17/2017 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson - Complete
Ringtones? What's a Ringtone? by Batwings79 reviews
This story is the product of a challenge between Onesimus42 and Batwings79 - criteria explained in the Chapt. 1 Author's Notes - "Ringtones are those little songs and ditties that play when someone rings your cell phone," replied Elsie Hughes. "Don't you have any ringtones set on your cell phone?" "I don't think so," said Charles Carson doubtfully. "It just rings and I answer it."
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,979 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/17/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Getting Used to It by partiallyyours reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have something to get used to.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,974 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 11/8/2017 - Published: 9/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Open Thou Mine Eyes by Kissman reviews
When Mrs. Hughes loses her eyesight, her life as the housekeeper of Downton Abbey is over. Perhaps with Mr. Carson she will be able to realize a new life just beginning. Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 90,263 - Reviews: 966 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 10/8/2017 - Published: 10/14/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Infinite Joy by dibdab4 reviews
A follow up to Uncovering Love, we rejoin the Carson family and friends in Halifax, autumn 1953. Their home is lively and happy, but Elsie is suffering from a longing only one thing will sate. Beryl and Bill, Isobel and Richard, Andy and Daisy, and the Crawley family will prominently appear as the little family continues to deal with ghosts from the past and new challenges.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 126,258 - Reviews: 257 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 5/28/2017 - Published: 1/31/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
The Cure For What Ails You by dibdab4 reviews
Present day AU. Charles and Elsie, newly married and newly retired have set up house in York. Health and intimacy issues pose new challenges for the (mostly) happy couple. Fair amount of Richobel in this one, as well.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,285 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 12 - Published: 3/13/2017 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson
The Laws of Love by HeartofDowntonCEC reviews
The Honourable Judge Elsie Hughes has dedicated her life to her career and helping those who come through her courtroom to a second chance in life. Deputy Commissioner Charles Carson believes in the law-if you break the law, you should pay. These old college friends have a history Elsie refuses to discuss, but the chemistry between them is almost tangible and unable to be ignored.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 68,172 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/10/2017 - Published: 9/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 156 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 12/29/2016 - Published: 11/25/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
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 Lesson In Propriety by LSgrimm91 reviews
Elsie Hughes moves to England to study at Westburn University and finds herself drawn to history professor, Charles Carson.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 32,280 - Reviews: 176 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 8/29/2016 - Published: 11/22/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Together, Yet Separate by Merida Hughsie reviews
Charles and Elsie were always mirror images of secret yearnings and upheld propriety. They stand side by side, together, united ... but are they truly that? Very steamy and not the usual way for them to get together. Will be a four chapter long story ... or that's what I have planned. Disclaimer: I don't own them. They are Fellowes' creation, but I play around with them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,468 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 8/7/2016 - Published: 12/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Charlie and Elsie by GeordieLass reviews
A continuation of Series 6, following the finale episode. How will Mr and Mrs Carson cope with the their new and 'different life? A happy, hopefully in character, fic focusing on our beloved Charlie and Elsie as they look to the future, as well as some background stories on other characters. Spoilers from Series 6 throughout. Hope you enjoy x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 79,272 - Reviews: 1327 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 7/31/2016 - Published: 12/28/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What We Know by BloodyMaryPrayer reviews
Charles and Elsie fight over what's between them. I do believe it's going to get M.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 18,145 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 7/14/2016 - Published: 3/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, J. Bates, Anna S.
The Best of Intentions by icbdrummergirl reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes are well-respected for their ability to keep their cool in stressful situations, but can they keep their cool when it comes to each other? How long can they keep their true feelings from one another? Rated M for future chapters. This is my third fic ever published, so please feel free to review! Disclaimer: I do not own Downton Abbey or its characters!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 30 - Words: 52,304 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 5/21/2016 - Published: 11/3/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Thirty Years by Mistressdickens reviews
A look at the married lives of the Carsons, told through the wedding anniversaries they share together. Various cameos from Anna, Daisy, Beryl, Tom and Isobel, amongst others, helping to show that the life they lived was filled with the friends and family their life in service had given them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 37,553 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 4/19/2016 - Published: 2/28/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Wedded and bedded by kouw reviews
That first night together is met with no small amount of trepidation
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,506 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 2/8/2016 - Published: 1/6/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Uncovering Love by dibdab4 reviews
Aspiring writer Charles Carson is still healing in the aftermath of WWII. As he begins to construct a book based on a collection of journals left by a distant relative, he uncovers the tale of a secret love just as he meets a woman who has the potential to either fill or break his heart. AU that will incorporate Downton characters. Not my characters, but I love them deeply.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 51 - Words: 195,830 - Reviews: 910 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 1/19/2016 - Published: 10/24/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Trouble with the Tea by partiallyyours reviews
Mrs. Hughes drinks some troublesome tea. Pre-engagement and all that lovely stuff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,440 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 15 - Published: 1/1/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
How Life Is by RottenWeather reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes met at university. They fell in love, married, got good jobs and had a family. The perfect life. But sometimes things don't quite turn out the way people plan them... Modern Chelsie AU - a joint venture between theoofoof and RhondaStar47
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 96,948 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 12/31/2015 - Published: 10/27/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Let Me Hear Your Body Talk by missparker85 reviews
"Brenda," Sharon says, reaching out. Her hand hovers just above Brenda's borrowed elbow. "It's going to be okay." (BODYSWAP)
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,960 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 6 - Published: 12/20/2015 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor - Complete
Jolene by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"Please don't take my man." A woman, her husband, and the woman he loves. AU. Inspired by the classic song by Dolly Parton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 48,277 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 12/17/2015 - Published: 10/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
Film Studies by i-must-go-first reviews
Anything, *anything* was better than another Sunday afternoon alone, even spending time with Captain Sharon Raydor.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 13 - Words: 59,157 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 100 - Updated: 12/4/2015 - Published: 1/7/2014 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor - Complete
Whatever the Circumstance by theoofoof reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes work together at Crawley's Wine Merchants - he is head buyer, she is client manager. They've worked together for ten years and are close friends. Deep down both would like to be something more but it's not that simple... or is it? Modern AU. Chelsie.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 38,518 - Reviews: 450 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 11/30/2015 - Published: 3/8/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, Anna S. - Complete
Managing Love by meetmeinstlouie reviews
The managing partner of the law firm Carson, Crawley & Bates has the reputation of being traditional, efficient, and boring. But he becomes the center of gossip, both among his staff and his legal associates, when he does something totally unexpected - he gets engaged. The bigger surprise is his intended - his smart, progressive, and sexy office manager of twenty-five years.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 33 - Words: 94,778 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 10/26/2015 - Published: 8/31/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - 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: 66 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 10/19/2015 - Published: 9/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Like A Heartbeat Drives You Mad by missparker85 reviews
The bad feeling in her chest, previously a flutter, now beats like a thud.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 27,265 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/13/2015 - Published: 9/9/2015 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor - Complete
Cuddle up by kouw reviews
The Carsons on their honymoon
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,075 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 10/13/2015 - Published: 10/7/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Easter Break by RhondaStar reviews
Modern AU: Bookshop owner Charles and teacher Elsie are finally dating, sharing their first holiday together in Dubai after months building a relationship. Can they navigate their way through the demons of their past to find a way to stay together for the long haul?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 354,620 - Reviews: 1267 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 10/12/2015 - Published: 4/4/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Nippy Sweetie by deeedeee reviews
a.k.a NipS. Frequently NSFW. Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson, and a long journey. It started out as sass appreciation, pure and simple, and got a little complicated. CarsonxHughes, CarsonxCarson and HughesxHughes getting over the fears taught by society and getting their shit together. Set during and after s4, with various lines of dialogue from s5 and possibly s6 (we'll see).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 260 - Words: 152,261 - Reviews: 2904 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 8/2/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Two Variations on the First Night by partiallyyours reviews
Two different ways their first night could go.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,508 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 8 - Published: 8/23/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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
Neverwas by ScintillatingTart reviews
A sense of self is all they have left to share between them. (Rated M, Carson/Hughes)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 66,083 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 6/28/2015 - Published: 4/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tarnished by Bremol reviews
That day at the sea changed Elsie Hughes' life. Season 4 CS spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 50 - Words: 75,706 - Reviews: 636 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 6/13/2015 - Published: 2/23/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Dr. Clarkson, Isobel C.] - Complete
Taking Inventory by klswhite reviews
Mrs. Hughes uses some of the cuts in staffing the family has made to her advantage. I don't own any of the characters. Trust me if I did there would be a lot more Chelsie and a lot less of any of the upstairs characters (except the Dowager Countess because she priceless).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 106 - Words: 91,203 - Reviews: 1698 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 5/21/2015 - Published: 11/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hughson A-Z: Arduous by deeedeee reviews
Post-S5 Christmas Special. There are many paths they've walked together. BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR KOUW, YO! SFW and then NSFW.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,121 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/5/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What Once Was Lost by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
Modern AU- Charles Carson is a law graduate who has worked in and for charitable foundations for years. He and Elsie Barnes met in Law school where she went on to practice law. Both find each other later in life, at a crossroads, and they rely on each other to decide which way to go next.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 24,582 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 4/13/2015 - Published: 2/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Bathing in Love by Merida Hughsie reviews
A twinkle in his eyes, he remembered another aspect of his years of foolishness. "Well, well, well, it's time to bring my other talents into play." An idea had formed in his mind and he couldn't wait to put it into action. Another continuation of 'Tonight' and 'Wine Tasting'. This is has a lot of references to 'Wine Tasting' and deals with Charles plan to thank his Elsie properly.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,781 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Wine Tasting by Merida Hughsie reviews
After their Christmas festivities, Elsie does some studying of a particular song. This song gives her inspiration, but her husband, her stout and stoic butler gives her the confidence she needs to overcome her shyness. Nsfw
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,777 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/28/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Good Stuff by RhondaStar reviews
I got bored with trying to figure out ways to get them together and decided instead just to have some fun! So here they are, married, and skipping right to the good stuff... A sweetly romantic take on their first few days as husband and wife.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 46,711 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 2/13/2015 - Published: 9/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
How Long Has It Been by Mona Love reviews
A Drabble for Imestizaa :). Charles and Elsie's wedding night does not go as planned...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,475 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Since You Went Away by i-must-go-first reviews
A late-night craving and a coincidental meeting lead a certain deputy chief to discover that there's much more to the inimitable Captain Raydor than meets the eye, and to realize that her mama was right: sometimes all a single woman really needs is a good girlfriend. By UbiquitousMixie and i-must-go-first.
Closer - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 182,211 - Reviews: 457 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 296 - Updated: 2/1/2015 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor
Unabridged by scullyer reviews
Chelsie fluffy smutty thing: Married, pillow-talk about bairns, lives they didn't have, sex to heal old wounds. I don't know, blame the champagne buzz. Happy New Year!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,797 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 9 - Published: 1/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Cohabitation by RhondaStar reviews
Spoilers for season 5 including Christmas Special. Follows Carson and Hughes through their search for a cottage & explores the changes in their relationship.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,306 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 16 - Published: 12/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tonight by Merida Hughsie reviews
A night of celebration, rich wine and a song from Charles' past conspire to make for a night of discovery. Solid M. Disclaimer: Wish they were mine, but alas they are not.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,066 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Good Days by dibdab4 reviews
Mrs. Hughes has been sure of her feelings for Mr. Carson for a very long time, but does he feel the same? (First of several large chunks of a story I have been working on for a few days. I am addicted to writing about these two. Is fairly tame, but will head into M Rating land in the second installment.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,437 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 12/29/2014 - Published: 12/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mistletoe Kiss by Mona Love reviews
A very naughty moment between our favorite couple. Follows series 5 Christmas episode ;) xo
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,528 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/25/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Love Me Once and It Will Be Enough by Athena mou reviews
Set in 1911, this story explores what could have been the life of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes had they explored their feelings for each other. On Elsie's 44th birthday, Mr. Carson takes her to Ripon to celebrate. Little did they know that this day would forever change their lives at Downton.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,468 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 12/15/2014 - Published: 9/19/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Month of Sundays by downtonabigail reviews
Pre-series! CHELSIE, you can be guaranteed plenty of Cobert fluff, sassy Dowager Countess, adorable if not mischievous little Mary and Edith, Carson's affection for little-girl Mary, Sybil's birth and the drama around it - and also the story behind why she's no doubt Cora's favorite and why she was always so special to Elsie, & you never know where other characters will pop in!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,746 - Reviews: 138 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 11/28/2014 - Published: 10/22/2014 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
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
Four Days by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
UA beginning in early 1900's. Elsie Hughes married Joe Burns when she was 17. He was a tenant farmer for Lord Grantham, had made a good life for her and their son, Benjamin. When Joe and Ben travel to Bristol to sell crops, circumstances arise that bring Elsie and Charles Carson together for four days. It changes everything about them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 45,220 - Reviews: 289 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 8/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Helping Hand by Happyheart2 reviews
Mrs. Hughes is always thinking of and helping others. When she dedicates some of her time to the Russians in need of charity in the community will they play a hand in helping Charles find the courage he needs to tell Elsie he loves her?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 43,067 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 3/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 92 - Follows: 79 - 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
Downton Radio by kouw reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes work together for Downton Radio, where he has his own show and she is his producer/technician. They have worked together for a great number of years and their attraction is palpable - but will they get together? Modern AU - this story celebrates my fiftieth fic!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,718 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 10/14/2014 - Published: 9/5/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S., Mrs Patmore - Complete
30 Prompt OTP Challenge by Docile Boy reviews
A series of drabbles and short one-shots.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 7,590 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/7/2014 - Published: 12/16/2013 - [Brenda L.J., S. Raydor]
Flash Fire by partiallyyours reviews
When will Mrs. Hughes' teasing go too far?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,212 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 25 - Published: 9/29/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
With My Body by Londoncalling89 reviews
Intimacy had always been difficult for Charles Carson. For Elsie Hughes the sins of the flesh had always been a great mystery. But now their marriage will bring both problems to light.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,086 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 9/22/2014 - Published: 9/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Fury by Mrs.Dickens713 reviews
My imagined confrontation between Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Carson and Mr. Green.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 100 - Words: 151,529 - Reviews: 1389 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 9/21/2014 - Published: 11/22/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
My Blue Heaven by Bremol reviews
Elsie and Charles have been friends since they were young. Their lives have always been entwined, from their marriages to their successes. Will something happen to make them realize that they love each other? That it was always supposed to be them as a couple? Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 32,709 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/20/2014 - Published: 11/9/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] - Complete
Quiet Evolution by mrpoohnminnie reviews
Post S4, mild S5 speculation. Beginning with a garden party, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes reflect on life and a job well done with the promise of more on the horizon. Together and apart, they learn how to navigate their feelings and places in the world as Downton ushers in a new era. This is the author's first Downton fic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 25 - Words: 58,626 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/16/2014 - Published: 6/13/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Shadows of the Past by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
As Mrs Hughes approaches her 57th birthday, she begins to panic as an old ghost story comes back to haunt her, leaving her no choice but to admit and act on long suppressed feelings in order to be protected. Nominated for a Highclere Award.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,242 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/12/2014 - Published: 6/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sincerely Yours by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Bute returns to Grantham House shortly after the day at the beach and Mrs. Hughes has to return to Yorkshire. As always, she and Mr. Carson correspond, but their letters aren't quite like what they've written during past Seasons. No Season 5 Spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 73,072 - Reviews: 671 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 9/11/2014 - Published: 7/25/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore, OC - Complete
Oblivious by GeordieLass reviews
Charles and Elsie are esteemed colleagues and friends. But are they more than friends? Does everyone else see something that they don't? This fic is written as a series of one-shots, each focused on Chelsie but told through the eyes of a different character, and linked together in a gentle tale. Set in Series 5 x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 46,953 - Reviews: 402 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 9/10/2014 - Published: 8/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Endear You To Me by Docile Boy reviews
It's all the moments in between that endear you to me.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 183,361 - Reviews: 501 - Favs: 249 - Follows: 199 - Updated: 9/5/2014 - Published: 4/7/2012 - [Brenda L.J., S. Raydor] - Complete
You Must Slow Down by LordGranthamsGirl reviews
One shot inspired by that scene in S4 where Elsie flashes Charles. Yep...It's pure smut!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,675 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Tempered by deeedeee reviews
End of s4. Mrs Hughes, Mr Carson, the seaside, and what happens afterward.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,938 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 6/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Very French by deeedeee reviews
Collaboration of kouw and deeedeee for KISSMAN'S BIRTHDAY! Mrs Hughes has some new underwear. Sexy sexy. NSFW.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,653 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/23/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Courting A Housekeeper by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Sometimes, a little nudge is all it takes to make a butler show a little bit of interest in a housekeeper. The question is ... how will he go about showing her he is interested in more than friendship?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 76,857 - Reviews: 365 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 8/12/2014 - Published: 5/8/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Umpire by kouw reviews
The yearly cricket match is being played on a beautiful English summer's day and the status quo is suddenly completely overthrown. Rating subject to change.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,183 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 8/11/2014 - Published: 7/9/2014 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Anna S., Gwen D. - Complete
Here and Now by GeordieLass reviews
This is mainly a Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes story set during Series 5. However, Richard Clarkson will appear, as will Isobel Crawley to a lesser extent. As a ghost from Charles's past re-emerges, will he choose his past over his present? Does the Butler appreciate what he has here and now?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 100 - Words: 213,989 - Reviews: 2192 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson - Complete
Together With a Crash by partiallyyours reviews
Mrs. Hughes receives unwelcome news.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 17,428 - Reviews: 296 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 6/11/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Crazy For You by Mona Love reviews
Chelsie. Post beach. Smut. Hidden and repressed desires...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,479 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 13 - Published: 7/1/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Wading Into the Unknown by Chelsie Dagger reviews
After the 2013 Christmas Special. It all started with a day at the beach. Extremely extended ending! This has it all; intrigue, romance, angst, irony, betrayal, humor, more romance, London, seduction, healing and Chelsie! Key characters; Carson, Hughes, Thomas, Mary, Beryl, Edith, Molesley, Mrs. Butte, Miss Baxter, Anna and Bates. COMPLETE! 2014 Highclere Award- 'Chelsie Fluff'
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 125 - Words: 266,083 - Reviews: 2079 - Favs: 132 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 12/26/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Molesley, Edith C. - Complete
With a Little Help From Old Friends by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
When her marriage ends badly, Elsie Burns turns to her family for help and a very important friend takes it upon himself to comfort and care for her. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,071 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 5/23/2014 - Published: 12/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, William M., Mrs Patmore
Let Her Go by Mona Love reviews
Elsie leaves Downton. How long will it take Charles to realize it was a mistake to let her go? ...A touch of angst, and whole lot of Chelsie lovin' :) Will definitely be going M :) xoxo
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 23,444 - Reviews: 300 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 5/6/2014 - Published: 2/5/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Don't Tell Me You'll Miss Me by evitamockingbird reviews
Mr. Carson tells Mrs. Hughes that he's made the decision to leave Downton Abbey to work at Haxby Park for Lady Mary. Starts with his thoughts during and after that brief conversation, and continues beyond that evening. Story will go AU at some point as changes occur in the relationship between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. No S4 spoilers. Winner of a Highclere Award (2014).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 84,179 - Reviews: 383 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/18/2014 - Published: 9/6/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C. - Complete
You Might Not Love Me Anymore by robinashley reviews
As Sarah O'Brien departs Downton Abbey and her replacement arrives, Charles and Elsie are forced to adapt to the changes that she brings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 47,899 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 2/18/2014 - Published: 4/24/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 62 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 4/29/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Pet Therapy by Docile Boy reviews
When Brenda injures herself, who does she allow to come to her aid?
Closer - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,768 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 2/4/2014 - Published: 1/23/2014 - [Brenda L.J., S. Raydor] - 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
Special Skills by Mona Love reviews
This is for my pals on Tumblr! A little Chelsie fic to accompany a pic we so lovingly and pervertedly attacked! Haha Love ya, ladies!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,332 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/15/2014 - Published: 1/6/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Fine Romance by Mrs.Dickens713 reviews
A modern AU in which Charles and Elsie take tentative steps toward friendship and love, aided by Beryl Patmore and (unwittingly) Richard Clarkson. This is a crossover fic with A Fine Romance, the wonderful BBC series with Judi Dench and Michael Williams.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 49,563 - Reviews: 437 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/13/2014 - Published: 8/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Take me with you by GeordieLass reviews
As the prospect of retirement looms for the Butler of Downton Abbey will Charles and Elsie finally part ways or will they find happiness and fulfilment together? This story is set at some point after Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 109,707 - Reviews: 796 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 12/17/2013 - Published: 10/12/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Something To Be Thankful For by Bremol reviews
Elsie decides to give Charles a reason to be thankful. Answer to a chelsie anon prompt.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,015 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/22/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
An Unlikely Friendship by GeordieLass reviews
This is an AU story set during Series 4 and is largely a Chelsie story, following the relationship between Charles and Elsie. However Robert, particularly, plays a significant role in the story as an unlikely friendship develops, and to a lesser extent Cora. As both relationships face difficulties, a friendship offers much comfort.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 71,454 - Reviews: 391 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Third Times A Charm by Mona Love reviews
Response to Chelsie-Anon prompt. Charles and Elsie's dinner at the Grantham Arms is interrupted by an old friend of Elsie's. Will this be the spark they need to finally confess their feelings to one another?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,563 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 8/21/2013 - Published: 8/4/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
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
If You Love Someone by SufferingSucks reviews
... you let them go. And that's exactly what she did. Let him pass her by and he courted a younger, more beautiful woman. He loved this woman. But what happens to the people like her? Do the eventually die from suffering? Will Elsie Hughes ever get a happy ending? Unlikely. A new housemaid has taken a fancy to Mr. Carson. Leaving Mrs. Hughes to wonder where on Earth did it go wrong
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,806 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 7/19/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 165 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 8/16/2013 - Published: 7/31/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Taboo by Jabberwockette reviews
Some words are more powerful than others. It's all about timing.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,274 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 8/10/2013 - Published: 5/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Storms of Life by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Even in the midst of a storm, we can find peace and happiness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,064 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Patience by GeordieLass reviews
This story will follow the relationship of Elsie Hughes and Charles Carson. It will focus on their unspoken feelings finally emerging. It is set during Series 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 40 - Words: 71,225 - Reviews: 428 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 7/18/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Another Way by Onesimus42 reviews
An AU version of what could have happened if Elsie Hughes had made different choices in her life. Winner of a Highclere Award
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 63,553 - Reviews: 518 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 7/16/2013 - Published: 3/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Letters of Correspondence by TheLittleLuPone reviews
After his heart attack, Mr. Carson realizes he could have missed his opportunity to tell Ms. Hughes exactly how he feels. Finding that he cannot muster the courage to talk to her about it, he writes her a letter instead. Set mid-season 1. Contains the relationship that all Downton fans are routing for! Carson/Hughes
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,353 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 6/27/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Just Desserts by Mona Love reviews
Charles. Elsie. Strawberries. Summer love...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,193 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/8/2013 - Published: 6/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 89 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 2/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
An Affair to Remember by dickard23 reviews
Will an extra-marital affair be the end of Brenda and Fritz's marriage? Will Sharon be there to pick up the broken pieces? This is a story based on a bizarre image that came to my head. If people want me to continue it, they should tell me in a review. Otherwise, I will leave this as a one-shot.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,618 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Brenda L.J., Fritz H., S. Raydor - Complete
Wasting Chances by Mona Love reviews
Intimate encounters keep popping up for Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. Will they ever take advantage of them, or continue to waste their chances?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,060 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/23/2013 - Published: 5/4/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
In the Strangest Places by Bremol reviews
Charles catches Elsie doing dishes and well...it leads to doing things in the strangest places...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,590 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/15/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Which Side Do You Sleep On, Captain Raydor? by Gun Brooke reviews
Brenda and Sharon are stuck together in a remote village while on an assignment. The only way is to spend the night in a motel room. Sparks fly…and ignite.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,022 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/6/2013 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor - 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: 52 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/27/2013 - Published: 2/13/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Pressing by kouw reviews
Elsie comforts herself - warning: explicit sexual content
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 6,523 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/17/2013 - Published: 2/23/2013 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
5 Ways B-sides by Docile Boy reviews
Bits and bobs from 5 Ways that didn't fit within the meme. Placement within the larger story noted at the beginning of each chapter.
Closer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,540 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/11/2013 - Published: 2/6/2013 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor - Complete
The Tension and the Terror by frakkingblerg reviews
Sometimes life doesn't work out exactly as you planned. But those happy accidents often lead to something great.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,329 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 2/2/2013 - Published: 12/14/2012 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor
Thoroughly Modern Elsie by Bremol reviews
Elsie has always been a bit more receiving of the new ways and things than Charles. This go round it's not a toaster that gets him riled up...and this time he might just been more accepting.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,137 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/30/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Bucket by kouw reviews
Elsie gets caught in the storm and doesn't want to drag the rain and mud all through the house, so she decides to get warm in the scullery. But is she alone? (mature content)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,103 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 1/27/2013 - Published: 1/3/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Bullets and Bourbon by i-must-go-first reviews
They're not exactly friends. They're not exactly enemies. Defining their relationship might, she worries, make it mean something. Maybe that's what really keeps her awake at night.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 129,192 - Reviews: 267 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 1/17/2013 - Published: 10/13/2011 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor
ABCs: O is For by authorjazmyne reviews
Sharon/Solo Brenda/solo
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,985 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2013 - [S. Raydor, Brenda L.J.] - Complete
Heels and Highrises by mont-blank reviews
Modern AU fic in which Charles is a successful hotelier and Elsie a renowned fashion designer. Other Characters of course show up around them, some perhaps in unexpected ways.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 36,860 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 12/25/2012 - Published: 3/29/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Still Waters by newyork24-7 reviews
They say that still waters run deep, a calm surface can be so misleading. Before Anna and Bates there was another valet and head housemaid who fell in love. This is their story.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,973 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 10/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Yorkshire Tea Room by Onesimus42 reviews
Downton 1922 and some of the staff feel the need to retire.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,752 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 10/28/2012 - Published: 7/10/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Cottageverse by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Mr and Mrs Carson move into a cottage at Downton, but will their post-retirement marriage be bliss?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 10,744 - Reviews: 249 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 10/13/2012 - Published: 7/26/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Laws of Attraction by Major Roon reviews
After several encounters, Brenda begins to question her and Raydor's relationship and comes to realize that there's more between them than mere animosity. Some Brenda/Fritz, mostly Brenda/Sharon in its early stages for now. Read Spoiler Warning!
Closer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 214,567 - Reviews: 335 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 9/18/2012 - Published: 9/23/2010 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor
Three is Usually Better Than Two by authorjazmyne reviews
Sharon/Brenda and Brenda/Fritz and Brenda/Sharon/Fritz based on a head cannon... "The majority of men that know Sharon is bisexual have thought about having a threesome with her and their wife, but they wouldn't dare ask."
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,653 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/30/2012 - Published: 8/21/2012 - [S. Raydor, Brenda L.J.] - Complete
A Long Day For Everyone by OhCharles reviews
During a hot summer's afternoon, Mrs Hughes spends a heated moment in her sitting room.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,241 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/26/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Growth by kouw reviews
They grow from lust to love. Rated M for a reason and I am not talking violence...
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,262 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/15/2012 - Published: 7/3/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
What The Butler Saw by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
The awkward moment when you're trapped inside Mrs Hughes's wardrobe. A little crack fic, with some fluff and some smut. April 2012 - New Epilogue Uploaded
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,815 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 4/6/2012 - Published: 1/8/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Needs, Wants, Desires by Onesimus42 reviews
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes have a frank discussion about the staff and themselves.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,806 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Brenda's Sex List by cptraydorsgf reviews
Series of smutty oneshots based off of the idea that Brenda makes Sharon a list of all her secret sexual fantasies and Sharon fulfills them.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,680 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/20/2012 - Published: 2/29/2012 - Brenda L.J., S. Raydor
5 Ways People Find Out by Docile Boy reviews
Brenda and Sharon have been dating for a while. How do their friends, co-workers and families find out.
Closer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 15,260 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 2/23/2012 - Published: 2/11/2012 - S. Raydor, Brenda L.J. - Complete
Lakeside Surprises by Hogwarts Duo reviews
What's not to love about a summer day when it's spent with the one you love? Charles and Elsie are about to discover the pleasures of a July afternoon lakeside picnic.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,348 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chapters Of Love by DowntonIsMyLife reviews
Carson and Mrs Hughes manage to misplace their diaries and end up with each others during a London season.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,607 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/27/2011 - Published: 12/6/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Broken Bed by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Funny things ... broken beds. But how should Charles Carson explain it and what really happened?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/20/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Enlighten Me, Mr Carson by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Someone from Mrs. Hughes' past invites her for a drink, but Mr. Carson isn't so keen on the idea. A trip to the village, a bottle of Scotch, and a glimpse into Elsie's past make for an enlightening evening for everyone.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,621 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/5/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object by Onesimus42 reviews
An AU Modern, songfic, PWP. Based on a challenge with Batwings79. Elsie helps Charles out with his phone. Fluffy McFluff Fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,773 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/28/2011 - Published: 10/26/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Sweeter Than Cake by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Elsie Hughes has gone to a great deal of trouble to orchestrate a surprise for someone who means more to her than even he realizes. Where will her efforts lead them?
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,162 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/21/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hide & Seek by Onesimus42 reviews
A little game of hide and seek for a certain brooch. Extreme fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,414 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/29/2011 - Published: 8/24/2011 - 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: 100 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/19/2011 - Published: 7/31/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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
Drunk Mrs Hughes by Lavender and Hay reviews
Exactly what it sounds like: prepare yourselves. Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,456 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/24/2011 - Published: 2/22/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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If only she knew reviews
Corelsie fanfiction to start with but now there is a new romance a brewin'
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,766 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/20/2019 - Published: 1/16/2016 - Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Together, alone 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: 39 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/19/2019 - Published: 12/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete