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176An End To All Things » A sequel to Of Course It's The End, How Could It Not Be? - They know they've made a foolish mistake, but still they can't regret it. It was the end between them, they knew that, but what they'd shared would make the lives they must endure easier to bear. At least, that was what they told themselves... for having known each other, how could they bear it now? AU from 2x08.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 8, words: 35k+, favs: 29, follows: 73, updated: 5/6/13 published: 3/12/13, Matthew C. Mary C.
554 With All The Time In The World » They've put themselves in an impossible situation; far too soon for any sort of affection, let alone love. With all the time in the world, perhaps their relationship could develop. But do they have it? Sequel to Fuel on the Fire - an AU from episode 1x02
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 21, words: 85k+, favs: 130, follows: 217, updated: 1/20/13 published: 4/22/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
22 Time to Say Goodbye Twenty-three years after she waved Matthew off to war, Mary finds herself there again. As she bids goodbye to her son, she brings something to light that's been hidden away for the eighteen years of his life, remembering the promises his father had made to her that morning in 1916.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Family, words: 1k+, favs: 14, follows: 3, 1/3/13, Mary C.
20 The Boy They Loved A month or so following S3's CS - **spoilers** - When Isobel walks to the Abbey one day, she sees a figure dressed in black cradling a baby swathed in white, sitting on a bench. As they cherish the baby so dear to both of them, they come to understand just how much they share.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 17, follows: 3, 1/1/13, Mary C. Isobel C.
20 A Parent's Delight **SPOILERS** for this year's Christmas Special - but not the *very* end. As Matthew arrives at the hospital eager to see his wife and child, Isobel takes him to them before bidding him goodbye for now.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Family & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 7, follows: 3, 12/26/12, Matthew C. Isobel C.
13 Baby It's Cold Outside One evening shortly after their engagement, Mary visits Crawley House for dinner. As the evening goes on, the snow continues to fall; and by the time she really should go, it's become quite the blizzard and Matthew tries his hardest to dissuade her. Shamelessly based on the song of the same title, purely for fun.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 16, follows: 1, 12/10/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
23 Excitement in Expectation A little simple wish-fulfilment. At Duneagle Castle, Mary tries her best to follow the doctor's advice of rest in her condition, avoiding too much excitement. But when do things ever go smoothly? M/M fluff.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 29, follows: 3, 11/25/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
16 Speaking Terms Following a disappointment after dinner, the dull boy comes to shine by comparison after all. 1x05 AU one-shot.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 18, follows: 4, 11/18/12, Mary C. Matthew C.
15 Strangers in the Night Neither are sure just whose idea it was, when Mr Crawley encounters a dark haired beauty going by the name of Mrs Levinson in a London jazz club. Shamelessly M/M, and... shamelessly M. ;P
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 21, follows: 4, 11/6/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
23 Cause for Concern Mary's only wish was for him not to worry, but what use was that when he was already worried? As well as she can, she puts his concerns to rest. 3x08 missing scene spec.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 11, follows: 3, 11/5/12, Mary C. Matthew C.
15 Convince Me Again Try as he might to believe her - and how he wishes he could - Matthew just needs a little more convincing from his wife. Even if it does make her a little untidy before dinner... Mild 3x07 spoilers, nothing major.
Downton Abbey, M, English, words: 1k+, favs: 18, follows: 3, 10/28/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
26 Something Lovely The morning after the night before, two friends are at a loss. One can hardly offer comfort, the other can hardly take it, but that doesn't matter. It's enough for them to try. *3x05 SPOILERS* - don't read if you've not seen the episode.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 16, follows: 3, 10/16/12, Matthew C. T. Branson
14 A Song And A Dance (Or Two) A half-forgotten tune, an unconscious action, a breathtaking present and some uncomfortable memories from a past they cannot forget. Canon-M/M, no spoilers.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, words: 947, favs: 8, follows: 2, 10/9/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
17 Make or Break "They seemed to have a rather depressing tendency for falling out on the eve of weddings. Thank God Edith was the last of them to be getting married, and then there'd be no more on the horizon to threaten them. Weren't weddings supposed to be happy occasions?" - The aftermath of M/M's argument in 3x03, and my theory on how they moved on from it. 3x03 spoilers, and definitely M.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 15, follows: 2, 10/2/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
15 Money, Money, Money It's the one thing she's asked, and the one thing he can't give. As they weather ever more bitter arguments about Mr Swire's inheritance, Matthew faces the impossible choice between having to irrevocably disappoint his wife, or himself. Could he live with himself either way, and could Mary? Spec fic, with M/M spoilers up to 3x03.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 9/30/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
26 Let Down After the dinner party is over and the guests have all gone, Matthew knows his wife must be feeling let down and can only do his best to comfort her. Spoilers for 3x02.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 10, follows: 3, 9/24/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
24 Nothing To Mar Their Joy "The first days of their honeymoon had been utterly blissful. Not quite perfect – but blissful, nonetheless, and on reflection they wouldn't have changed one thing." A short wondering on the first few days following their wedding - no spoilers.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 25, follows: 6, 9/23/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
31 In Your Bed Staying at Downton on returning from their honeymoon, Matthew and Mary find themselves in a dilemma one morning over honouring propriety or their appetites. Very, very mild spoilers.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 1k+, favs: 26, follows: 7, 9/17/12, Matthew C. Mary C.
26 A House Is Not A Home Still just recently married, Matthew only wants the chance for he and Mary to learn more about each other in peace. And they do, though not quite in the way he'd imagined. Loosely based on S3 spec, not spoilery.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 14, follows: 3, 9/10/12, Mary C. Matthew C.
19 A Quite Brilliant Idea While celebrating Edith's wedding in fine style at Downton Abbey, Mary has a brilliant idea over champagne. Distracted by her husband, she quickly forgets, only to remember it later in his arms. Gratuitous smut alert! Definitely M.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 21, follows: 5, 7/16/12, Mary C. Matthew C.