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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: 32 - Words: 36,208 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/11 - Published: 8/31/2020 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Temporary one by Lovisa Cansino reviews
Because during the brief time she had been home, she apparently reconnected with Joe Burns. And today, a letter from her arrived, saying that Mr. Burns had, yet again, proposed marriage. Only this time, her answer had been yes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,567 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/28/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Little Lady and the Housekeeper by dreamfandomist reviews
Little Lady Sybil strikes a friendship with Mrs Hughes, who revels in the loveliness of comforting a little child. Buried feelings between Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes threaten to rise to the surface due to the tenderness induced in them by the spirited young girl.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 63,247 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/27/2020 - Published: 2/7/2019 - Sybil C., C. Carson, E. Hughes
A Dragon Named Becky by R. Clearwater reviews
The year is 2004. The Titanic has sunk for quite some time, the World Wars have long since ended. Now there is only a passionate storyteller, a quiet listener, and a courageous dragon named Becky. [Modern Holiday Chelsie Adventure AU!]
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,790 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/24/2020 - Published: 12/15/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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: 12 - Words: 23,457 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/1/2020 - Published: 8/25/2015 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
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 10 episodes plus a Christmas Special. Rated T for allusions to mature subject matter.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 49 - Words: 255,329 - Reviews: 703 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 7/7/2020 - Published: 12/31/2016 - Robert C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas
Downton Abbey and When Calls The Heart by theDowntonAbbeyfreak reviews
In this fanfiction we get to follow the lives of Charles and Elsie and their two daughters, Elisabeth and Charlotte. Tragedies, happiness, romance, friendship and endless moments between the couple!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 23 - Words: 26,598 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/2/2020 - Published: 5/9/2020 - Complete
The golden trio by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
I want to explore the past of my favorite trio: Elsie/Charles/Beryl. I will devote one chapter to the childhood of each of them and then I will write how their roads crossed at Downton and how they became friends for life. As I said, it's not like it was in the series, just my idea of that. I hope you will like this.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,741 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/29/2020 - Published: 5/23/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
I Wasn't Thinking of Mr Bates by R. Clearwater reviews
"I wish you'd tell me what's troubling you." She shouldn't have snuck up on him, not now. He couldn't shield himself when she did that, couldn't keep her from seeing everything running through his thoughts. He could only stiffen in defense, hoping that nothing was given away. "If it's this business with Mr. Bates..."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,155 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/26/2020 - Published: 4/4/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Fears We Carry by dreamfandomist reviews
Charles' and Elsie's fears make their way on to the surface with Charles' discovery that he may have the "palsy."
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,600 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 5/24/2020 - Published: 4/30/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Adjustment by Sara K M reviews
Elsie and Charlie try to adjust to the changes brought on by his illness.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,541 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/23/2020 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Noble by BW0815 reviews
She'd been so noble talking about death last night. And then he touched her.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 494 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/23/2020 - Published: 5/11/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Lover's Heart by Batwings79 reviews
Story first written in 2011 between S1 and S2: The Great War and things are changing. Boys turning into men, housemaids serving at table, it's all a bit much for Charles Carson. But through it all he has a steady hand to guide him - or does he? What happens when he loses the rudder that keeps him calm and steady.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 35,552 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/19/2020 - Published: 5/13/2020
Elsie's significant birthday by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Elsie is turning fifty and because of that, she decides to look back at her life to find out what she has achieved so far and the notions are not too satisfactory...She is struggling with this heavy burden all by herself, until the certain butler will come to the rescue. Will he manage to persuade her that she is still a desirable woman?...
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,617 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/13/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Till we meet again by theDowntonAbbeyfreak reviews
Elsie after her life has faded away. CONTAINS MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH! Just a little piece of fanfiction that has been running around in my mind. Many tears cried already, I must say...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/12/2020 - Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The power of persuasion by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Mrs Patmore is devastated, because she wants Archie's name to appear on the memorial, so she asks Mrs Hughes to convince Carson to that idea. Since the traditional request failed, Elsie decides to use some of her magic to persuade Charles. Will she succeed?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,097 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/10/2020 - Published: 5/8/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
You gave me everything by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Very short this time. I just want to show Carson's vulnerable side, after he stepped down from his position as a butler. He really must have felt left out. Who can help him in this difficult moment? Only one person and that's of course our Elsie. One-shot. Hope you will like it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,052 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/5/2020
Of Light, Love and Sea Breeze by dreamfandomist reviews
The sun begins to set over Scarborough while newly wed Charles and Elsie reflect on their love and the new life they have begun together.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,235 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/6/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Two Lovers on Two Other Lovers by dreamfandomist reviews
Cora and Robert discusses Carson's and Mrs Hughes' engagement. And Cora succeeds in teasing Robert.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,686 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/4/2020 - [Cora C., Robert C.] [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - Complete
Milk For a Little Stranger by dreamfandomist reviews
Charles welcomes a little stranger into their cottage amidst Elsie's objections.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,032 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/1/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Committed by Juniper Edelweiss reviews
Short extension on the proposal scene. OR, Mr Carson still can't quite believe it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 866 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/31/2020 - [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: 378 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 3/25/2020 - Published: 5/26/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] [Robert C., Cora C.]
Faded by partiallyyours reviews
What can I say? Tropes. I love 'em!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,953 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/25/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The black dress by foolsanddreamer reviews
Mrs Williams is the housekeeper of Downton Abbey and introduces the new head housemaid to the upcoming new butler. Set somewhere in 1890s ... AU ...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,552 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/13/2020 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC - Complete
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: 131 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 38 - 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: 1842 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 95 - 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: 49 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 1/7/2020 - Published: 1/25/2016 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
Ficlets and Drabbles by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Mostly Chelsie, some Baxley and perhaps Banna to come. From a tumblr prompt list - ALL FLUFFY FLUFFINESS.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,488 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/1/2020 - Published: 4/26/2018 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
A Magical Chelsie Christmas by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
It's Christmas once again, and the Carsons are getting ready as they reminisce about the past and look toward the future with hope, cheer, friendship, and a little bit of Christmas magic. Features most downstairs characters along with Sybbie, Violet and some new friends, too. Fulfills the tumblr cheerfulchelsiechristmas A-Z prompt list. Cover art designed by the FAB brenna-louise.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 27 - Words: 54,856 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/28/2019 - Published: 11/30/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Molesley, Sybbie B.
A Very Chelsie Christmas by Hogwarts Duo reviews
It's the most wonderful time of year, even at Downton Abbey. Join me as we peek into the lives of Charles Carson, Elsie Hughes Carson, & Sybbie Branson as we explore the ABC's of Christmas. Written for the Cheerful Chelsie Christmas prompt on Tumblr. CarsonxHughes pairing
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 69,632 - Reviews: 279 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/25/2019 - Published: 11/30/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Sybbie B.
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: 199 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/16/2019 - Published: 11/9/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 340 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 40 - 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: 140 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 11/30/2019 - Published: 9/4/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Lovers interruption by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Episode 7, season 3. We see Mr Carson coming out of his bedroom, really furious with tousled hair (oh that cute curl on his forehead), about his sleep being interrupted. But what if he was not exactly sleeping in that moment, but doing something more interesting? ;-)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,738 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/28/2019 - Published: 11/3/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Will You Marry Mii? by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Plot bunny from Chelsie-Carson/Hogwarts Duo that's evolved into some weird AU/canon mix. Chelsie engagement, video games, early retirement, and more. Frivolous, fluffy fun for our duo.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,200 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 11/17/2019 - Published: 3/17/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Sky Full of Stars and You and I by dreamfandomist reviews
/A sky full of stars and you and I / Two hearts that fate chose to tie/ Charles and Elsie on a star lit night
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,272 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/10/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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: 92 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/1/2019 - Published: 10/1/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Mr Carson's angel by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Elsie is considering a marriage to Joe Burns, she has to make a decision. There are many pros and cons, but the certain butler will help her to make her mind, without even knowing that he did ;-)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,979 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/23/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Go Your Own Way by LisaDouglas reviews
Carson never considered Mrs. Hughes a woman with no standards…
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,092 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 10/22/2019 - Published: 1/5/2016 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
If only she knew by gaygirlwinnifred 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: 3 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/20/2019 - Published: 1/16/2016 - Cora C., 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: 36 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 10/19/2019 - Published: 12/6/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Musings of Minds by dreamfandomist reviews
A series of short Chelsie scenes. Mostly where one is thinking about the other but also bits of Chelsie life. And Charles has a hidden talent.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,577 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 10/19/2019 - Published: 5/29/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Taking the pain away by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
The story line concerns the last episode of season 2-when Elsie and Mrs. O'Brien have been testifying on Mr. Bates's trial. I think that all Elsie fans were a little broken-heart after this episode, because of what she had to go through. She comes back to Downton, devastated and there is only one person who can take her pain away. I think we all know who that is ;-)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,847 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/13/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Samhainn night by kouw reviews
Once upon a Samhainn night in a small Yorkshire town, a wife waits for her husband
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,430 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/6/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
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: 284 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 10/5/2019 - Published: 4/11/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Our Entwined Futures by dreamfandomist reviews
What if they were always meant to meet, meant to be together and fall in love? What if their futures are tied together? Charles and Elsie hear predictions about their futures, especially about their soulmates.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,058 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/2/2019 - Published: 9/5/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Sweet confessions on the darkest hour by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Placed during Mrs. Hughes health scare so if I would go according to the real script that would be during season three. I always thought it was shameless that we had to wait for Carson/Hughes love confessions until the end of season 5 so I decided that it should happen a lot earlier. Enjoy it ;-) Again-sorry for all the language mistakes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,766 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/17/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Flirtatious moment by the lake by Chelsieobsessed1980 reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are having some flirtatious and passionate moments just two days before their wedding day.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,388 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 8/10/2019 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Fits Like A Glove by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are brought together under unusual circumstances ... but it's always meant to be, isn't it? Pre-canon, slightly AU, but then again who knows?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,420 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/16/2019 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Little Unsteady by CeeCeeSings reviews
A little in-canon Chelsie fic that opens on that scene by the sea in Brighton. What did they talk about - what did they THINK about - as they stood in the surf together? And what was it like, those months in between realizing love, and acknowledging it?
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,754 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 11/8/2018 - Published: 8/9/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore
Unexpressed by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
For dibdab4 on her birthday - a fluffy little AU ficlet from a bit of inspiration. Stars one curmudgeonly butler whose life takes a minor detour one day on a beach in Brighton. Canon origins with an AU ending. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/4/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Bundle by kouw reviews
Secrets are Mrs Carson's specialty and the one Mrs Patmore has brought to her attention requires a fair amount of her skill
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 27,437 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 10/9/2018 - Published: 2/14/2017 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Mrs Patmore, Daisy - Complete
A Yorkshire Summer by CeeCeeSings reviews
It's the summer of 1927 in Yorkshire! Expect loads of love, sweetness, multiple pairings, and lots of drama! EDITED AND UPDATED AGAIN: This started as a Chelsie/Baxley fic and has greatly expanded. And while there's lots of happy scenes, there's some angst. Expect lots of Richobel and LOTS of Thomas/OC, with lots of other downstairs folks mixed in and a happy ending for everyone!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 75,388 - Reviews: 195 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 10/4/2018 - Published: 5/14/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Isobel C., Dr. Clarkson] - 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: 105 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/22/2018 - Published: 1/14/2018 - 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: 29 - Words: 59,101 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 7/7/2018 - Published: 6/21/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 109 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/24/2018 - Published: 5/28/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Through Sickness and Health by ZazzyGrace reviews
Anna falls ill, and it brings Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes closer to each other.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,975 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 15 - Published: 6/10/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S., Mary C.
Life's Greatest Purpose by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Chelsie songfic that brings Carson and Hughes together during the Great War. Definitely AU with canon strewn throughout. Rated M for eventual scenes of violence, war, and … well. Let's just see what happens, shall we? Stars most downstairs crew at some point as well as some of the upstairs folks.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 48,787 - Reviews: 238 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/25/2018 - Published: 1/16/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Thomas, William M.
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: 193 - Favs: 29 - 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: 204 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 3/29/2018 - Published: 1/7/2018 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore
Waltz of the Heart by Just Inevitable reviews
Where Mr and Mrs Carson are just wed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,216 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 2/24/2018 - Published: 10/10/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Elspeth's by ScintillatingTart reviews
She'd been going it alone so long that she didn't know love until it bit her on the backside. (Modern AU)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 24 - Words: 63,121 - Reviews: 233 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 1/14/2018 - Published: 9/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Ornaments by Canadianjudy 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: 23 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/9/2018 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
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: 142 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 20 - 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: 24 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/25/2017 - Published: 9/18/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
Windows to the Soul by scottishdragon reviews
It is said that our eyes are the windows to our souls. I believe it's true. Have you ever looked deeply into another person's eyes? Even with those closest to us it seems an unwelcome intrusion at times. To look deeply into someone's eyes for an extended period of time, is to see their true self. The outward appearance fades away. They're no longer young or old, beautiful or home
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,236 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/20/2017 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - 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: 13 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/17/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
First Kiss by meetmeinstlouie reviews
Inspired by an interview before season 5 with Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan. Their stories about their school days inspired this fluffy fic. Rated T mostly for language - they're really young in this story. If you haven't seen the interview, watch it. I didn't make up the part about smoking and playing canasta. Update: Intended to be a one shot, but my brain had other ideas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 48,539 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 11/6/2017 - Published: 2/15/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson, OC
More Than Words by chelsie fan reviews
Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson need to talk after paddling in the sea together, but will they get the chance?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,957 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/5/2017 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The People of Time by Bremol reviews
Charles and Elsie are a legend...they just don't know it.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 32 - Words: 48,708 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/19/2017 - Published: 8/22/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Violet C., Isobel C. - 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: 195 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 52 - 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: 205 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 3/10/2017 - Published: 8/23/2016 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Untold Story by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Period/Canon Chelsie. What if the Chelsie romance really DID start mid Season 3? Shows the behind-the-scenes realization and development of a love that was rarely shown on our screens, but that was slowly burning behind them all along. **Honeymoon has two M chapters.** Soundtrack for all songs is Ch 37.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 92,285 - Reviews: 787 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 75 - Updated: 12/3/2016 - Published: 5/25/2016 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mrs Patmore - Complete
The Little Bits In Between by PracticallyPerfectJulie reviews
A selection of little moments between Charlie and Elsie (!) from the proposal at the end of the Season 5 Christmas Special and onwards. It does contain lots of season 6 spoilers. Hope you like it! :) UPDATED! Includes some post finale moments now too! The latest, a reunion with Miss O' Brien. *oooh*
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,928 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 8/21/2016 - Published: 12/27/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 217 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 7/11/2016 - Published: 7/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Ask Me To Stay by Missy Tea reviews
How could she stay without Becky? How could she leave without Charles? How was she supposed to decide? Mod AU. Warnings inside.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 20,818 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 12/30/2015 - Published: 10/29/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
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: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
Semantic Satiation by JustSterling reviews
They've come for Anna ... again. The Abbey has descended into sheer madness following the apparent murder of a staff member. The cops have charged Anna, based on little more than the word of a far more likely suspect. Upstairs & down feature. *You'd better come find out about this. Now someone's tried to kill Mrs. Hughes!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 73,263 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 70 - Updated: 11/10/2015 - Published: 6/24/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] J. Bates, Thomas
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: 502 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 11/7/2015 - Published: 5/8/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson, Sybbie B. - Complete
A Moment Alone by Mistressdickens reviews
Spoilers for season 6 ep 7: A certain sofa moment and what might have happened had Thomas not interrupted their peace.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,780 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
With My Body I Thee Worship by bugsfic reviews
When the masters become the pupils.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,979 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/25/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Anna S., J. Bates] - Complete
A Better Understanding by Mistressdickens reviews
Requested by Phyllibee, this is a look at what might have happened if Mrs Hughes had told Mr Carson about her sister after Mr Bates interrupts them in the season 5 Christmas special. No season 6 spoilers (for once!)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/22/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Filling the Cracks by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
One-shot in which Elsie cares for Charles following a shock. S6 Ep 5 SPOILERS - read at your own risk if you've not seen Series 6 yet.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,554 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 7 - Published: 10/20/2015 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - 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: 64 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 10/19/2015 - Published: 9/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Who We Truly Are by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey reviews
Sparked from an old OTP prompt and a conversation with YellowBrickRoad! Starts angsty and introspective before progressing into friendship, hope, and love, answering the question of what truly makes us FAMILY. Starts after S4 ending, goes AU. Most major cast members make an appearance at some point.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 30 - Words: 86,358 - Reviews: 514 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 10/16/2015 - Published: 8/13/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Robert C., Mrs Patmore - Complete
The Results of a Commission by Mistressdickens reviews
Inspired by two tumblr prompts, Mrs Patmore tells Mrs Hughes what transpired after her conversation with Mr Carson. Spoilers for S6E1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,276 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/13/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore - Complete
Butterflies in the Sitting Room by Mistressdickens reviews
A brief scene between out two love birds on the eve of their wedding. An expansion of that wonderful scene in S6E3 when they are fluttering about each other in Mrs Hughes's sitting room. Spoilers and all that jazz.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,487 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/13/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Back to Reality by Mistressdickens reviews
Written before S6E4 aired, this is my take on the return home of Mr and Mrs Carson from honeymoon
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,274 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/12/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
If You Want Me by meetmeinstlouie reviews
SEASON 6, EPISODE 1 SPOILERS. If you've watched it, you should know what this is about. If you haven't please don't read unless you want spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 761 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Say You'll See Me Again by meetmeinstlouie reviews
A weird mishmash of ChelsieSouloftheAbbey's story "Who We Truly Are" and Taylor Swift's song, "Wildest Dreams". Yes, I'm serious. And crazy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 648 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Nippy Sweetie by deeedeee reviews
a.k.a NipS. Frequently NSFW. Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson, and a long journey. It started out as sass appreciation, pure and simple, and got a little complicated. CarsonxHughes, CarsonxCarson and HughesxHughes getting over the fears taught by society and getting their shit together. Set during and after s4, with various lines of dialogue from s5 and possibly s6 (we'll see).
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 260 - Words: 152,261 - Reviews: 2903 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 8/2/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"I'd like to know that your love/Is love I can be sure of/So tell me now, and I won't ask again." This is what happens while listening to '60s classics and watching a forehead kiss for the 500th time.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,366 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/31/2015 - Complete
Simple Moments by Emerald Flashes reviews
But in the end, it was the simple moments that proved their love. The upstairs and downstairs of Downton Abbey watch the Carsons during their marriage and see the moments that define them.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,635 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/30/2015 - Published: 8/26/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
A Kiss Goodnight by meetmeinstlouie reviews
After their engagement, all Mrs. Hughes wants is a kiss from Mr. Carson. But even she could not guess how much he wanted to kiss her back. This is Season 6 dreamland. UPDATE: The last chapter is up.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,100 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 8/15/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Hands and Hearts by Mistressdickens reviews
Immediately post the season 5 Christmas special proposal. A little look at how Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes react to the fact they are engaged. Originally a drabble on tumblr. Pure fluff.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,215 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 6/20/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Last Kiss by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Faced with his very last day at Downton, Charles wonders if he's completely ready for his new life. In my mind, the perfect final Carson/Hughes scene. 'Co-written' by Bugs, enabler of the staircase kiss.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,411 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/17/2015 - Complete
You Make Me Sing by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times/It's you, it's you, you make me sing./You're every line, you're every word, you're everything." Inspired by the song "Everything" by Michael Buble. A companion to "A Lifelong Love Letter". One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 964 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/17/2015 - 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: 19 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/9/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - Complete
A Lifelong Love Letter by meetmeinstlouie reviews
"Tell the world that we finally got it all right/I choose you." Based off of the song by Sara Bareilles, "I Choose You". One shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,004 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/9/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Stuck with you by GeordieLass reviews
This story will follow Mrs Hughes and Mr Carson after the Series 5 Christmas Special, taking the story forward following Mr Carson's enchanting proposal of marriage. Other characters will feature as we see how those Downstairs and Upstairs react to the engagement x
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 90,811 - Reviews: 1704 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 5/29/2015 - Published: 12/28/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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: 84 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 5/21/2015 - Published: 11/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Our Little Dream by Chelsie Dagger reviews
A stream of consciousness/interior dialogue piece exploring Carson and Mrs. Hughes in the four months between her revelation about Becky and Christmas. AND BEYOND! Both POV's.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 82,004 - Reviews: 550 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 5/13/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Grey Stones of Ipswich by Londoncalling89 reviews
When tragedy befalls Anna, Mrs. Hughes comforts her with a tale of two lovers torn apart by a tragedy, fear and harsh social rules. After purging herself of her ghosts, Mrs. Hughes decides its time to rekindle a love burned out by sorrow before its to late.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 18,306 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/16/2015 - Published: 8/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S.
Chelsie Challenge by klswhite reviews
30 days of Chelsie
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 16,635 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 3/2/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Chelsie Drabble Challenge - a collection of CarsonHughes one shots by onmyside reviews
The butler and housekeeper are finally a couple after 5 series of "will they, won't they". To celebrate this and to get through dark and rainy and snowy winter, chatelaine-s started the Drabble Challenge over at tumblr. I will collect all the stories I write in this one file. They will not necessarily be related to each other but they have Carson/Hughes as main characters in common
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 11,658 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/20/2015 - Published: 2/2/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
Reactions by theoofoof reviews
How did the staff and family react to news of Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes' engagement? A follow-up to 'Christmas Morning, 1924' so please read that first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,947 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/1/2015 - Published: 1/3/2015 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Mary C., 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: 251 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 1/27/2015 - Published: 10/11/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson]
The Matchmaker by dibdab4 reviews
What happens when Lady Mary learns of Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes day at the shore. (Just after Series 4)- first attempt at a fanfic piece.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 24,118 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/7/2015 - Published: 12/5/2014 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Unabridged by scullyer reviews
Chelsie fluffy smutty thing: Married, pillow-talk about bairns, lives they didn't have, sex to heal old wounds. I don't know, blame the champagne buzz. Happy New Year!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,797 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 10 - Published: 1/1/2015 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Christmas Morning, 1924 by theoofoof reviews
The morning after. Just how did Christmas morning shape up for our favourite butler and housekeeper? Spoilers for the 2014 Christmas Special. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,669 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/31/2014 - [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: 59 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 12/29/2014 - Published: 12/12/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Way We Live Now by storm173 reviews
In the midst of the Great War, the secret past of Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes closes in on them. No Season 5 Spoilers.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 16 - Words: 48,596 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/27/2014 - Published: 4/10/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Mistletoe & Christmas Punch by storm173 reviews
This one-shot is part of the Chelsie Holiday Exchange. It's for chelsie-carson (HogwartsDuo). Merry Christmas! S5 spoilers
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,521 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Letters to Father Christmas by kouw reviews
It happens on a midnight clear: Mr Carson finds some private correspondence of Mrs Hughes. Christmassy fic is Christmassy.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,326 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 12/24/2014 - Published: 12/8/2014 - [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: 73 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 12/15/2014 - Published: 9/19/2013 - 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: 286 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 11/22/2014 - Published: 8/4/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/13/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] - 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: 34 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 11/2/2014 - Published: 9/23/2014 - C. Carson - Complete
Haunted by Lindsey Grissom reviews
*Spoilers for Season 5* Mrs Hughes gives Lady Edith something back that survived the fire and feels the winds of change settling around the house. Perhaps Mr Carson can lend her a steadying hand.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,134 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/9/2014 - Published: 10/7/2014 - [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Edith C. - 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: 330 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/16/2014 - Published: 6/13/2014 - 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: 670 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 44 - 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: 63 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/10/2014 - Published: 8/22/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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: 117 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 8/29/2014 - Published: 7/24/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Catching Fire by VoyICJ reviews
Minor spoiler warning. A fire breaks out in the Abbey and Charles Carson faces his worst nightmare.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,857 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/27/2014 - Published: 8/23/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Leap of Faith by VoyICJ reviews
Tiny spoiler for Season 5. My attempt to explain about the few vague spoilers we have. Charles Carson finds out about Anna's secret and Elsie Hughes' involvement, which might just tear the relationship between butler and housekeeper apart.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,413 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 12 - Published: 8/14/2014 - 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
The Way We Could Be by Onesimus42 reviews
An AU pairing of Mr. Breghert with a certain Scottish housekeeper. Published originally on Tumblr
Crossover - The Way We Live Now & Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,546 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/27/2014 - Published: 6/29/2014 - E. Hughes - 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: 2191 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 7/25/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Isobel C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Dr. Clarkson - 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: 216 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 6/6/2014 - Published: 11/1/2013 - 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: 2076 - Favs: 126 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 12/26/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Molesley, Edith C. - Complete
Endless Doubts by newyork24-7 reviews
After Elsie suffers a loss it causes her to re-evaluate her life and the decisions she has made so far, and it is a certain stuffy Butler who shall feel the consequences of it all.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,960 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4/30/2014 - Published: 3/30/2014 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 141 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/6/2014 - Published: 9/24/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC
Cream and rose brocade by kouw reviews
Alternate Universe where Charles and Elsie live very different lives in Victorian times. Elements of As Time Goes By and Last Tango in Halifax.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 29,807 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 3/4/2014 - Published: 10/5/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [J. Bates, Anna S.] - Complete
How I Know You by GiveALittleTimeToMe reviews
Slightly AU version of what could have happened with a favorite Butler and Housekeeper. Basically this makes me smile and I hope is does the same for you.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 40,341 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 2/17/2014 - Published: 1/27/2014 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
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: 157 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 4/29/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Just one of those days by nomoretears24 reviews
Since that day at the beach, nothing has been right for him. Something is different. But what? (My first fanfiction. Be kind)
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,012 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/28/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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: 794 - Favs: 68 - 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: 13 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/22/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] - 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: 20 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 9/21/2013 - Published: 7/15/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Moving On by Chelsie Dagger reviews
November 1921- An AU series 4. Sequel to Moving Forward- With the house in mourning, Charles and Elsie consider life together and retirement. How will the rest of Downton be affected? Lots of Cora and Robert and Mary as well. Might go T rating later, but will start out mild.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 51 - Words: 146,774 - Reviews: 419 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Cora C., Robert C.] - 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: 387 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/19/2013 - Published: 8/19/2013 - Robert C., Cora C., C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
My Dear Elsie by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Hughes finds a letter addressed to herself on the floor outside the butler's pantry. She doesn't have to open the letter to discover who wrote it; she would know his handwriting anywhere. This takes place shortly after the end of the S3 Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,077 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/3/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mary C. - Complete
The Beach by GeordieLass reviews
Charles and Elsie have some summer fun at the seaside! Set during Series/Season 4.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,666 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/29/2013 - Published: 7/22/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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: 25 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/21/2013 - 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: 53 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 7/15/2013 - Published: 6/27/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
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: 54 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 7/5/2013 - Published: 6/29/2013 - [C. Carson, 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: 387 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 41 - 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: 56 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 5/20/2013 - Published: 5/7/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Worries by kouw reviews
Charles and Elsie both worry a lot, mainly about each other (characters: Charles Carson, Elsie Hughes, Thomas Barrow, Mary Crawley, Anna Bates, Alfred Nugent, Edith Crawley , Mrs Patmore, John Bates) rating has gone up for chapter 9, 10 ,11 and 17)
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 17,251 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 5/14/2013 - Published: 4/16/2013 - Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Thomas - Complete
Downstairs Parents by onmyside reviews
SPOILERS FOR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! What would the house do without them? It would fall apart, most definitely. Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes are more than just a housekeeper and a butler. They are like parents to the staff and to some other people that live at Downton Abbey (although they both won't admit it...)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,994 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 4/21/2013 - Published: 12/30/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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: 179 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/7/2013 - Published: 11/9/2012 - 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: 25 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/18/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
St George's Day by Onesimus42 reviews
Elsie Hughes's arrival at Downton in 1902. The sequel to May Day. This will likely not make a lot of sense unless you've read that first.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 33,510 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/19/2013 - Published: 6/13/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Wrapped Around My Finger by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Miss Sybbie Branson is tired of being in the nursery and she longs to see her Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes. What's a girl gotta' do to get what she wants around this place? Great-Grandmama says that I can be as contrary as pleases me, and at the moment…I am not well pleased!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,972 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Treat by Onesimus42 reviews
Response to a request on Tumblr. Elsie catches someone in the kitchen after hours.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,406 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/21/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
In Between Times by Aussiegirl41 reviews
Charles decides he can quite easily woo Elsie in between their professional dealings.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,047 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/7/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Little Treasure by Hogwarts Duo reviews
A little treasure and a larger one: Mrs. Hughes finds them both. SERIES 3 SPOILERS!
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,803 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/31/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Ever after by kouw reviews
'Sequel' to 'Growth'. Charles and Elsie are married and living a life of domestic bliss in Downton Village. Newlyweds are all the same, but these two get a never ending stream of visitors needing their advice too! Rated M for grown up teddy stuff. Complete.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,113 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 10/25/2012 - Published: 7/30/2012 - [C. Carson, E. Hughes] [Anna S., J. Bates] - 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: 16 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 9/29/2012 - Published: 8/26/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Decisions by onmyside reviews
The summer of the last London Season before the war. Carson has left for London leaving behind a birthday present for Mrs. Hughes, asking for a decision.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 19,082 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/9/2012 - Published: 5/8/2012 - 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
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: 30 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 3/1/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
The War Comes to Downton Abbey by silverducks reviews
As the first World War rages on, the lives of those at Downton Abbey will be forever changed. What happens to those left behind at the great estate? Mainly Mary/Matthew, but also including most series 1 characters.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 74,039 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 4/23/2012 - Published: 1/24/2011 - Mary C., Matthew C.
A Borrowed Key by Hogwarts Duo reviews
Just how did Charles Carson gain access to the storeroom cupboard ... when we all know Mrs. Hughes is the keeper of the keys?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,342 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/10/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Surprise by kouw reviews
Anna and Edith work together to give Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes a lovely surprise. EH/CC with a side of AB/JB and EC/AS. And the rating has just gone up!
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,321 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 4/10/2012 - Published: 3/15/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - 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: 121 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 3/24/2012 - Published: 3/5/2012 - 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: 29 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/16/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Moments by onmyside reviews
Elsie Hughes remembers her early days at Downton while coming across some old letters. What has happened in the 20 years in between.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,440 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/15/2012 - Published: 3/3/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
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: 18 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/6/2012 - Published: 3/2/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Busted Supplemental Chapters by Onesimus42 reviews
The mature sequel to my 'Busted' fic. What goes on when the door is closed.
Downton Abbey - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,926 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/28/2012 - Published: 2/9/2012 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Letter by griseldalafey reviews
The letter was never meant to be read by him. In a fit of loneliness she had written down her feelings for him, merely as a way of dealing with the whirlwind of thoughts and emotions that his absence seemed to evoke in her. But now it was gone...
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,797 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 2/22/2012 - Published: 2/18/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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: 26 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/17/2012 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
A Note On Bravery by Darcy Roe reviews
At long last war had come to England. Even Downton is not untouchable. Full summary inside. Winner of a Highclere Award!
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 86,109 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 1/26/2011
Romance must advertise by griseldalafey reviews
Not daring to risk his friendship with Elsie, Charles decides on a rational approach to find love. Isobel has began a scheme of her own and Richard Clarkson is dealing with some regrets. Let it never be said that Downton is a dull place.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 71,798 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 1/3/2012 - Published: 10/19/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - 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: 14 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/4/2011 - 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: 18 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/21/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
A Revolution by Lavender and Hay reviews
An extension of one of the Carson/Hughes scenes from Series 2 Episode 2. It was asking for it, really.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 678 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/27/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - 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: 34 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/29/2011 - Published: 8/24/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
The Party by hmswolfstar reviews
In which the servants have a drinking contest, and everyone from Upstairs decides to join them. (Utter, utter crack. Of the highest degree.)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,642 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/12/2011 - Published: 2/5/2011
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: 81 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 6/5/2011 - Published: 3/18/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Last Waltz by Lavender and Hay reviews
The butler and housekeeper get side-tracked while serving at The Downton Ball. Hughes/Carson what else .
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,391 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/29/2011 - Published: 4/20/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Walk to the Church by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson/Hughes moment on Anna/Bates' wedding day. Set after series 1, one-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,399 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/5/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
Perhaps We Could Actually Have a Scandal This Time by Lavender and Hay reviews
Mrs Hughes has a scandal on her hands unlike one she's ever experienced before.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,875 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 3/20/2011 - Published: 3/9/2011 - E. Hughes, S. O'Brien - Complete
Letting Life Change Us by The Sunday Wife reviews
"He can disapprove all he likes, Mrs. Hughes has got a fancy man." Mr. Carson finds out about Mrs. Hughes's proposal, and thinks about what life at Downton would be like without her. He doesn't like the picture he comes up with.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,271 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 2/27/2011 - Published: 2/23/2011 - C. Carson, E. Hughes
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: 38 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/24/2011 - Published: 2/22/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
The Reluctant Mother Hen by Lavender and Hay reviews
Mr Bates leaves for war and Anna is in a mess. Bates/Anna, Carson/Hughes. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,417 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/20/2011 - Anna S., E. Hughes - Complete
An Account of an Affair by Lavender and Hay reviews
AU, probably best as a one-shot. Carson/Hughes. :
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,529 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 7 - Published: 2/16/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
The Downton Abbey Book Club by Lavender and Hay reviews
Another silly idea, what it sounds like. Roll up for today's Carson/Hughes drabble.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,959 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/13/2011 - Published: 1/22/2011 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
The Flood by Lavender and Hay reviews
Exactly what it sounds like. Wasn't meant to be, but ended up with Carson/Mrs Hughes undertones, but not to the neglect of the other characters. My attempt at being funny.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,661 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 1/11/2011 - E. Hughes, Anna S.
Gentleman Callers by Lavender and Hay reviews
The female staff at Downton Abbey discuss gentleman callers. Pairings: Daisy/Thomas, Anna/Bates and of course Carson/Mrs Hughes. Takes place at some point during Series 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,081 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 12/29/2010 - E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
Exactly by Lavender and Hay reviews
Unlikely situation alert. Hughes and Carson, no surprise there. Mature-ish themes.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,757 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 1/15/2011 - E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
Where Ever Would I Find The Time? by lolwrwg reviews
After the announcement of the war, Mrs Hughes is plagued by doubts, Mr Carson offers her a shoulder but as the weeks go by the weight of the war is taking its toll. Can they withstand the uncertain future together? or will it tear them apart?
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,028 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/8/2011 - Published: 11/9/2010
Christmas 1915 by Lavender and Hay reviews
Follow up to We Need Each Other. Downton does Christmas.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,539 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 12/28/2010 - Published: 12/26/2010 - E. Hughes, C. Carson
We Need Each Other by Lavender and Hay reviews
Carson and Mrs Hughes after Series 1.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,262 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 11/27/2010 - C. Carson, E. Hughes - Complete
Warm Enough by millernumber1 reviews
Carson's POV. Takes place at the very end of episode 7. A butler reflects on the events of two years and one traumatic day.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 793 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/26/2010 - C. Carson - Complete
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PreWedding reviews
Events leading up to my version of Oliver and Shane's wedding.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,350 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/17/2017 - Published: 7/4/2017
A time to party reviews
Oliver surprise Shane with a special party.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,705 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/1/2017 - Published: 5/15/2017
Sightseeing with 'Mom' reviews
Oliver and Shane's mom spend a day together seeing Denver
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,686 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/27/2017 - Published: 6/1/2017
Party reviews
A special party for Shane's birthday.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,332 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/4/2017
Getting to know you reviews
Oliver meets Shane's mom for the first time. I don't own any of this my take on their future.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,024 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/29/2017 - Published: 5/24/2017
Perfect Date reviews
Oliver plans a special evening for Shane. anything in italics is written by MW. I don't own any of it my take on their future
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,558 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/30/2017 - Published: 4/23/2017 - Complete