368An 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. UPDATED!
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 16, words: 68k+, favs: 87, follows: 143, updated: 1/24/2018 published: 3/12/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
11Safe Haven 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.
12Tis The Season To Be Jolly 'Tis the season to be jolly... but sometimes that's far easier said than done. December 1918 sees Matthew home for Christmas for the first time in three years. He just never imagined it would be like this. Revisiting my All That Is Left AU family, written for Tumblr's Mary/Matthew Secret Santa!
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 6, follows: 5, 12/27/2017, Matthew C., Mary C.
126Where You Are » He couldn't accept Lavinia's sacrifice, of her life, her children, her future, and then give her the brush-off when he was well again... Well, he couldn't, could he? But, just perhaps, there was a way back for him to the woman he loved after all. Matthew/Mary, AU from 2x07. T for now.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 16k+, favs: 37, follows: 81, updated: 12/16/2017 published: 11/1/2017, Matthew C., Mary C., Lavinia S.
11 By The Light Of The Stars Under the stars of Christmas Eve, 1920, comes a wish to be happy at Christmas, and a prayer for what they long for. Matthew/Mary holiday fluff, written for the M/M Secret Santa exchange on Tumblr for UltraHotPink.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 17, follows: 6, 12/29/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
98Plain to See » When Matthew sees something he shouldn't, he begins to think of things that he shouldn't... and, trapped by his own fear and the very object of the thoughts he should not harbour, his control begins to unravel. S2 AU, shortly after 2x04. Rating change to M!
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 4, words: 11k+, favs: 55, follows: 78, updated: 12/5/2013 published: 9/16/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
17 Escape Sometimes escape is desired and achieved. Sometimes escape isn't sought. Sometimes escape is what they want... but on reflection, isn't worth the taking. Canon-set, engagement fluff.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 19, follows: 5, 8/22/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
21 Cooled By Night On a hot summer's night in 1921, Mary finds herself restless and irritable. Though she resists Matthew's suggestion to cool her down at first, they come to find that some things are worth waiting for. Mostly fluff, suggested smut.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 31, follows: 10, 8/14/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
15 Waiting For A Wish One night now that they are married, settled and happy at last, Matthew seeks to fulfil a wish he's harboured for six years, since the first time they kissed. Smut alert!
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 55, follows: 13, 8/2/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
19 Cherish The Moment AU, August 1917. On a too-rare trip home from the trenches, Matthew tries to cherish the time he has with his family, as hard as it is to forget his life at the front. One-shot sequel to With All The Time In The World, though can be read alone. Strong T rating for implied smut and language.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 17, follows: 3, 7/28/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
23 Bound to You "Absolutely not..." What if Lavinia didn't interrupt them in 2x08? Though they are both bound to others, the bond between them is stronger than anything else, and maybe always will be. One-shot to fulfill a smut prompt, so naturally things take a turn that way.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 36, follows: 11, 6/11/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
17 Peace In The Storm Set within 3x03, at the new 'Downton Place'. Mary and Matthew feel they've become so lost in arguments and misunderstanding, that they've lost each other. In a moment of seeking understanding, they try to see another point of view, and find their peace within the storm. High smut alert...
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 14, follows: 6, 5/29/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
576 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: 208, follows: 207, updated: 1/20/2013 published: 4/22/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
24 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: 25, follows: 4, 1/3/2013, Mary C.
23 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: 22, follows: 6, 1/1/2013, Mary C., Isobel C.
23 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: 13, follows: 7, 12/26/2012, Matthew C., Isobel C.
15 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: 27, follows: 2, 12/10/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
24 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: 47, follows: 6, 11/25/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
17 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: 39, follows: 8, 11/18/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
16 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: 30, follows: 4, 11/6/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.