1k+Authors Of Our Own Fate » by Mr. Chaos When Matthew suddenly finds his soul transported nearly a decade into the past, before Downton, before the War, and before Mary, he realizes that he has been given a chance to change his past and make his life and those around him better. How will the Crawleys and the servants of Downton react to a Matthew who knows all their secrets and is determined to win his happy ending?
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance, chapters: 80, words: 509k+, favs: 562, follows: 713, updated: 1/24 published: 1/1/2018, Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
118Hold On Through the Dark » by your mary crawley It's 1916, and Matthew is returning to Downton for the first time in two years. The war has given him a new determination to make things right with a certain dark-haired woman. He has to know the truth. Only can the truth renew the relationship with the woman he has always loved.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 8, words: 33k+, favs: 59, follows: 132, updated: 9/22/2020 published: 12/29/2017, [Matthew C., Mary C.]
56 Kittens, Puppies and Us? » by Flslp87 Doctor Emma Swan and Deputy Killian Jones, two people with troubled pasts keep their true selves hidden from the world. What happens when they let go and allow the other to see what lies beneath?
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 5, words: 2k+, favs: 23, follows: 30, updated: 7/7/2020 published: 2/6/2019
190Love Alters Not » by Andromeda and the Sea Monster Sequel to All That Matters. Mary and Matthew have been married for over two years, and although there is one thing they want very much that is missing from their lives, their love is as strong as ever and they have never been happier. But will they ever have what they both long for? (This story won't really make sense unless you've read All That Matters).
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 19, words: 137k+, favs: 60, follows: 91, updated: 5/1/2020 published: 8/30/2016, Matthew C., Mary C.
393Less Broken » by alliluna Matthew comes home from war badly shellshocked, while Mary is reeling from the publication of her scandal. They both need to escape and heal. Perhaps, they can do so together.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, chapters: 29, words: 114k+, favs: 78, follows: 141, updated: 4/11/2020 published: 7/25/2017, [Matthew C., Mary C.] Isobel C.
320 Yours Forever » by oiseaus AU from the beginning, this explores how Matthew & Mary's relationship would have evolved if they had met under very different circumstances, spanning several years. Chapter 14 is up!
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 14, words: 50k+, favs: 86, follows: 164, updated: 3/30/2020 published: 5/4/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
403Look Back, Come Back to Me » by VictorianBubble What if Margaret Hale did look back at Mr. Thornton as she was about to leave Milton after the death of her parents? The story continues after Margaret visits the Thorntons to say goodbye and to give Mr. Thornton her father's book. Book and series based.
North and South, K, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 31, words: 46k+, favs: 296, follows: 544, updated: 1/5/2020 published: 3/9/2014
574 The Gift » by ameliapemerson A Mary and Matthew World War I love story. A what if based in part on the plot of The Ticket.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 47, words: 219k+, favs: 55, follows: 80, updated: 12/25/2019 published: 9/23/2017, Matthew C., Mary C.
124Unsinkable » by Rap541 The show started with the sinking of the Titanic. What if more of the Crawley family was on board the Titanic? I'm following more of a movie Titanic storyline than a historical retelling. Spoiler! The ship MAY hit an iceberg and some people MAY screw in a Renault! :D
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance & Suspense, chapters: 10, words: 29k+, favs: 45, follows: 69, updated: 5/10/2018 published: 9/8/2017, Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
11Safe Haven by OrangeShipper He thought he'd left battlefields behind for a while... but it seems that escaping it might not be possible after all, even in Downton. Brief (canon) missing scene from 2x03, naturally but unspoken Matthew/Mary.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Drama & Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 4, 1/17/2018, Matthew C., Mary C.
54where there is light » by callitwhatyouwill77 In the early hours of a spring morning in 1898, Mary Josephine Crawley is born- only she believes she should have been born a boy. When Matthew Crawley proves to be the son her Father never had and always wished for, she makes up her mind to resent him for all eternity. But hating to be predictable means even she cannot foresee unbidden feelings that exist beyond her control.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Friendship & Romance, chapters: 11, words: 36k+, favs: 15, follows: 40, updated: 11/30/2017 published: 7/28/2017, [Matthew C., Mary C.]
318Take Me Back to Me » by andthenwedownton When heiress Mary Crawley finds herself in the headlines for her third scandal of the year, Cora decides that it is time for Mary to turn her public image around. The solution? Hire humanitarian lawyer Matthew Crawley, whose new charity just happens to need a large donation, to play Mary's boyfriend. (Modern Mary/Matthew!Fake Dating AU)
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 20, words: 109k+, favs: 80, follows: 137, updated: 6/11/2017 published: 2/11/2016, [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson]
21The Darcy's Journey » by JLWest Ever wonder what happened to the the Darcy's and characters of Pride and Prejudice. What their lives were like. Here is one possibility. The story tries to follow the lives of some of the character of Pride and Prejudice in the Regency period. A knowledge of Pride and Prejudice is almost a must.
Pride and Prejudice, K, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 32, words: 50k+, favs: 57, follows: 65, updated: 4/3/2017 published: 3/29/2017, Elizabeth, Georgiana, Mr. Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam
65 In Between » by lefthanded Matthew is trying to move on after the death of Lavinia Swire, but he can't let go of the idea of Mary Crawley. Mary is bound to Richard Carlisle and can't see a way out. They know they can never be married, never have the life they dreamt of, but maybe, just for now, they can have each other.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, chapters: 18, words: 24k+, favs: 22, follows: 50, updated: 3/2/2017 published: 1/1/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
16 Glad Tidings by Apollo888 Set during winter 1920, Mary and Matthew enjoy another holiday season at Eryholme and Downton Abbey, and journey to London for festivities there. Written for the 2016 MM Secret Santa exchange. A sequel to Let's Be Strong.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Family & Humor, words: 7k+, favs: 23, follows: 10, 12/26/2016, [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Edith C., OC]
73 Holly and Ivy » by GotaBingley Mr. Thornton's mind is turned to his friend Mr. Hale during what should be a joyful season. But can it be joyful for those who have lost those dearest to them? And what of Mr. Hale's daughter and the burden she must bear? Is there a chance for happiness amid grief?
North and South, K+, English, Romance & Spiritual, chapters: 4, words: 16k+, favs: 116, follows: 67, updated: 12/20/2016 published: 12/6/2016
55 That woman! » by Ikuko Mrs. Thornton awaits her son's return. With mills failed and house to be given up she expects nothing but more grief in the future. Mostly series based. Extrapolating the train scene on the subsequent behavior of Mr. Thornton and Miss Hale.
North and South, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 14k+, favs: 88, follows: 95, updated: 11/25/2016 published: 2/24/2013
292 Close Enough » by alliluna When Patrick dies on the Titanic, Mary is left as his widow, and Robert is left without an heir. He finds an heir in Matthew Crawley, who he pushes into a marriage with Sybil. There is a glaring problem in this arrangement; Sybil is in love with the chauffeur and Matthew is in love with Sybil's sister.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 22, words: 95k+, favs: 103, follows: 121, updated: 10/8/2016 published: 12/19/2015, [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson]
333 From the Beginning » by xxxjoxxx What would happen if Derek was honest with Meredith when they first met that night in the bar? How would their relationship evolve if it didn't start in a physical way and with Meredith knowing the truth? The legend begins, but in a different way. [Complete]
Grey's Anatomy, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 22, words: 114k+, favs: 486, follows: 283, updated: 8/31/2016 published: 3/27/2016, Derek S., Meredith G.
204 All That Matters » by Andromeda and the Sea Monster This is not the end of his life... just the start of a different life. This is the story of this different life, of how the lives of the Crawley family might have been different if Dr Clarkson had been right and Matthew had broken his back. I promise this won't be depressing! Includes most of the characters from the first two series, but focuses mainly on Mary and Matthew.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 40, words: 202k+, favs: 82, follows: 66, updated: 7/9/2016 published: 10/3/2015, Matthew C., Mary C.