24Born of the Storm » by WhosHughesofDownton Chelsie fanfic inspired by my love of both DA and Call the Midwife (not a crossover) in which Nurse Hughes comes to work as a midwife at Downton Hospital and crosses paths with Charles Carson, the formidable butler of Downton Abbey, just hours after her arrival in town. They become fast friends; perhaps even more over time?
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 2, words: 9k+, favs: 9, follows: 15, updated: 10/11/2020 published: 11/19/2019, C. Carson, E. Hughes
67Wishing For You On a Shooting Star » by dreamfandomist MODERN AU. Events Planner, Elsie Hughes, meets Charles Carson, Manager of Downton Abbey, at a charity event. Could accidental happenings change the courses of two lives?
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 9, words: 29k+, favs: 11, follows: 23, updated: 8/24/2020 published: 12/6/2019, C. Carson, E. Hughes
306Come Back To Me Again » by meetmeinstlouie Chelsie, Modern AU. Their paths crossed once in a hot August, forty years ago. He made a promise, and did not keep it. She has a secret, and has kept it. When their paths cross again, will they be able to get past the years separating them, or is it too much to overcome?
Downton Abbey, M, English, Angst & Family, chapters: 15, words: 132k+, favs: 48, follows: 60, updated: 4/26/2020 published: 10/30/2017, C. Carson, E. Hughes
139Changing Tides » by ScintillatingTart There were always things that could not be said, must not ever be said.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 13, words: 42k+, favs: 28, follows: 42, updated: 1/11/2020 published: 6/17/2019, C. Carson, E. Hughes
1k+ New Year's Eve » by RhondaStar A modern Chelsie AU. Charles runs a high-class domestic service company; he is smart, successful and single. He reluctantly attends his friend Robert's New Year's Eve party, but things look up when he bumps into property developer Elsie Hughes on the doorstep...
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 52, words: 434k+, favs: 97, follows: 109, updated: 12/31/2019 published: 1/1/2016, C. Carson, E. Hughes
137It's Up in the Air » by ChelsieSouloftheAbbey When Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes end up as neighbors on a flight, it all looks like smooth skies ahead. But when things go wrong, it could only mean one thing: ONLY ONE ROOM AT THE INN. Inspired by a tumblr prompt; complete modern fluff.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, chapters: 6, words: 14k+, favs: 29, follows: 43, updated: 11/25/2019 published: 9/24/2019, [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
19Our Entwined Futures » by dreamfandomist 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, K+, English, Romance & Supernatural, chapters: 2, words: 5k+, favs: 8, follows: 11, updated: 10/2/2019 published: 9/5/2019, C. Carson, E. Hughes
51 Anything for a Good, Charitable Cause » by DownstairsDaddy It's time once again for Downton Hospital's annual major fundraiser. No more Abbey tours, time for something new. Bless Lady Rose Aldridge for shaking things up yet again - and delivering this, mainly Chelsie, Fangirl treat.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 11, words: 7k+, favs: 11, follows: 9, updated: 7/3/2019 published: 6/24/2019, Mary C., C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
447Heart of Mine » by mr-and-mrs-bates After going through a bitter divorce, the last thing John Bates is looking for is love. Upon arriving back in Downton to work with his old friend, Robert Crawley, John meets and falls for a lovely waitress named, Anna Smith. Anna is a single mother trying to escape and forget a troubled past. Will the two finally find the happy ending they are both searching for?
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 32, words: 216k+, favs: 97, follows: 177, updated: 11/13/2018 published: 2/2/2014, [J. Bates, Anna S.] [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
135Love is Like an Avalanche » by scottishdragon Charles Carson and Elsie Hughes meet in a most unusual and terrifying way, but is Charles ready to take on all that is Elsie Hughes? Will her past and his future drive them apart? Will their newly forged relationship survive what is to come or will it all come crashing down around them like an avalanche?
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 15, words: 49k+, favs: 16, follows: 28, updated: 10/20/2018 published: 1/27/2018, [E. Hughes, C. Carson] Isobel C., Mrs Patmore
589What's Past is Prologue » by olehistorian Modern AU: EM Hughes is a novelist who writes historical fiction and Charles Carson is a retired cricketer who is now a sports presenter, a color commentary man (whose on air partner is one Charlie Grigg). You will see the familiar characters albeit in different roles. This is the story of how they met and the long road that is their relationship.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 28, words: 59k+, favs: 60, follows: 104, updated: 10/3/2018 published: 2/18/2015, C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mrs Patmore
371The Cursed Butler » by Hogwarts Duo The crossover fic you always KNEW made sense but that no one ever wrote ... until now. What happens when a beastly butler is cursed, forced to find his true love in order to break the spell? Well, he meets a beautiful Scottish housekeeper, of course! But can she break the spell in time to set the butler free? (*spoiler alert: PROBABLY!) (Beauty & the Beast/Downton Abbey Crossover)
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 21, words: 77k+, favs: 31, follows: 35, updated: 1/15/2018 published: 9/30/2017, [C. Carson, E. Hughes] Violet C., Mrs Patmore
233Elspeth's » by ScintillatingTart 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, M, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 24, words: 63k+, favs: 47, follows: 70, updated: 1/14/2018 published: 9/20/2015, C. Carson, E. Hughes
205Bremerhaven » by scrubso A/U: Maria does not return to the Villa, nor does she stay at the Abbey. War and fate lead her to a place far from everything she once knew...
Sound of Music, K+, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 17, words: 28k+, favs: 78, follows: 123, updated: 1/10/2018 published: 9/11/2012, Georg vT., Maria R.
143 In Flux » by CeeCeeSings 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, K+, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 13, words: 22k+, favs: 28, follows: 21, updated: 12/26/2017 published: 11/1/2017, [C. Carson, E. Hughes]
963Open Thou Mine Eyes » by Kissman When Mrs. Hughes loses her eyesight, her life as the housekeeper of Downton Abbey is over. Perhaps with Mr. Carson she will be able to realize a new life just beginning. Carson/Hughes.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 40, words: 90k+, favs: 116, follows: 156, updated: 10/8/2017 published: 10/14/2014, C. Carson, E. Hughes
368 Suave and Sensibility » by pussycatwithattitude Maria and Georg start to come together in an alternate way, and this time closer than before. A tale of journeys that must be made: one of finding love, reconciliation and a true home after years of relentless searching, and the other of finding a family and of acceptance. Georg/Maria and Maria/OC
Sound of Music, T, English, chapters: 45, words: 173k+, favs: 128, follows: 105, updated: 7/24/2017 published: 7/17/2012
95Saving Maria » by Stories That Never End What if Maria didn't go back to the Abby after the talk with the Baroness? What if she returned to her abusive alcoholic uncle? Will the Captain find out? Will he try and get her back? Or will she forever be destined to live an unhappy life? Being beating by her uncle for the rest of her life? Read to find out!
Sound of Music, T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 17, words: 19k+, favs: 46, follows: 72, updated: 4/7/2017 published: 12/30/2014, Georg vT., Maria R.
198The Laws of Love » by HeartofDowntonCEC The Honourable Judge Elsie Hughes has dedicated her life to her career and helping those who come through her courtroom to a second chance in life. Deputy Commissioner Charles Carson believes in the law-if you break the law, you should pay. These old college friends have a history Elsie refuses to discuss, but the chemistry between them is almost tangible and unable to be ignored.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 22, words: 68k+, favs: 41, follows: 65, updated: 2/10/2017 published: 9/23/2016, C. Carson, E. Hughes
63 Ships That Pass In The Night » by meetmeinstlouie "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing..." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Carson and Mrs. Hughes worked together at Downton for many years, forming a bond which became one of love. Little did they know they were NOT the first of either of their families to meet, or how their ancestors' meetings determined the course of their lives.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Friendship, chapters: 7, words: 29k+, favs: 7, follows: 12, updated: 11/23/2016 published: 10/17/2016, C. Carson, E. Hughes, OC