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2I love the way you say my name » by WistfulOceans He should not think about Anna anyway, not like this. She was his friend and she would never be more than his friend. (What could have happened after s1 e5)
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 7, words: 18k+, favs: 6, follows: 9, updated: 11/14 published: 10/31, J. Bates, Anna S.
17You Wanna Be Rough? » by SowenElf A series of mature S/V vignettes. The rating is there for a reason!
Alias, M, English, Romance, chapters: 14, words: 71k+, favs: 38, follows: 20, updated: 12/24/2020 published: 2/17/2010, Sydney B., Vaughn, M.
53 Rumor Has It » by AlexisRose84 Everyone is intrigued by the new valet, John Bates, especially Anna Smith. Thomas and O'Brien are intent on finding out what his secret is and if it'll destroy his position at Downton Abbey. Seasons 1 and 2 cannon divergent. Complete
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 15, words: 34k+, favs: 14, follows: 13, updated: 9/25/2020 published: 7/16/2020, [J. Bates, Anna S.] S. O'Brien, Vera B.
79A Hidden Life » by oiseaus Canon-divergent AU. Anna Smith arrives at Downton Abbey in 1912, a young woman with a mysterious past. Bates has already been there a year. How will their story unfold? (Downstairs-focussed, involving many characters as it follows the basic plot of the show)
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 12, words: 63k+, favs: 14, follows: 28, updated: 5/21/2020 published: 3/29/2020, J. Bates, Anna S.
116No Longer Secret (from each other) » by Awesomegreentie An offshoot of "The Worst Kept Secret" by theglamorfades. How did John and Anna become a couple?
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 16, words: 47k+, favs: 27, follows: 43, updated: 3/3/2020 published: 1/19/2017, J. Bates, Anna S.
24 Plain Ole' Me » by The Author's Mighty Pen Everyone told him she was no one of any particular standing but when John Bates extended his hand to Anna Smith at the ball at the Bavarian Embassy he upset the order of things and they would either be torn apart in the coming storm or seek strength in one another.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 20, words: 92k+, favs: 16, follows: 16, updated: 10/5/2019 published: 4/18/2018, J. Bates, Anna S.
47 Why Does She Love Me? » by ke7ejx 2:08-Christmas Episode from Mr. Bates point of view. What could he have been thinking on his wedding day and his trial and execution day? I credit this work to Carnival, Masterpiece and Mr. Fellowes. The original canon is a work of art and I have no desire to tarnish it. This is my first fan fiction and I hope that it pleases my fellow Bates/Anna fans. Thank you for reading.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 14, words: 40k+, favs: 27, follows: 35, updated: 11/6/2018 published: 5/27/2013, J. Bates, Anna S.
343Performing in Harmony » by drstacib Modern AU. When Anna agrees to help her longtime friend John avoid his ex-wife and navigate murky waters with his family, she never expects to realize she's not quite over her college crush on him. When it turns out that she needs his help as much as he needs hers, will either one of them be able to keep their feelings platonic? Rating change at Chapter 11.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 35, words: 195k+, favs: 61, follows: 87, updated: 3/12/2018 published: 9/6/2015, J. Bates, Anna S.
669 What It Hath Cost » by mille libri Bates and Anna's road to happiness has already had more than its share of bumps; his arrest and what comes of it is only the next test of their love. Short vignettes covering on- and offscreen scenes in their romance; sequel to "For This Love."
Downton Abbey, M, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 119, words: 94k+, favs: 65, follows: 66, updated: 11/20/2017 published: 4/13/2015, [Anna S., J. Bates]
46 The Goddess Aphrodite » by The Author's Mighty Pen The goddess of love (little 'g') decided that John Bates and Anna Smith needed a little push to get them together. As she slowly encourages them- individually- to see the beauty of love with one another they start to see a future for themselves they never before imagined.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 25, words: 65k+, favs: 15, follows: 11, updated: 8/18/2017 published: 8/2/2017, J. Bates, Anna S., OC
101He's Back » by younaughtygirl "He was back. Her body told her so. It was singing with it." Giving the Bates' the love life they deserve. S 3, post prison. Enter at your own discretion.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 15, words: 10k+, favs: 50, follows: 52, updated: 5/30/2016 published: 10/14/2014, J. Bates, Anna S.
30 Written Desires » by DowagerInTraining eady-of-old gave me the idea for this fic on Tumblr. John and Anna are reunited after his release from prison, but the cottage is not ready! Anna longs to find a way around their separation. John has other ideas, and begins writing secret notes to Anna during his copious free time. It's not M yet, but it will be... DISCLAIMER DA is not mine but it is fun to borrow!
Downton Abbey, M, English, chapters: 10, words: 10k+, favs: 21, follows: 17, updated: 10/25/2015 published: 8/27/2015, [J. Bates, Anna S.]
11Wedding night » by Kuri333 They had not planned for it, a surprise gift: time for themselves, finally on their own. [Series 2, episode 8]
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 2, words: 4k+, favs: 18, follows: 9, updated: 10/11/2015 published: 9/17/2015, J. Bates, Anna S.
4 Infrared by Bluebird8311 Post "Double Agent" 2x14. Sydney, Vaughn, and the power of the human touch. Written by Alikona.
Alias, K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 4k+, favs: 10, follows: 2, 9/25/2015, Sydney B., Vaughn, M.
28 Anna's Nightdress » by DowagerInTraining Anna has always envied Lady Mary's beautiful clothes and is delighted to receive a gift of a beautiful nightgown, which she intends to embroider herself. And after meeting Lord Grantham's new valet, Mr Bates, she knows there is only one man she ever wants to see her wearing it. Rated M for Chapter 5! DISCLAIMER: I do not own Downton Abbey, but it is fun to borrow!
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 5, words: 5k+, favs: 26, follows: 7, 8/13/2015, [J. Bates, Anna S.]
239 Mystery of Joy » by Lynn Saunders A "fill-in-the-blank" canon-style journey through Anna and Bates' courtship. I think of this as a "prequel" to A Meeting at Night and Homecoming, but each of the stories can stand alone. This is to be a multiple chapter fic, which began with a T rating and firmly MOVED UP TO A STRONG M AT CHAPTER 16.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 29, words: 53k+, favs: 53, follows: 38, updated: 7/23/2015 published: 3/31/2015, J. Bates, Anna S.
675 For This Love » by mille libri Bates and Anna couldn't have known where that first handshake would lead them: short vignettes covering on- and off-screen scenes in their romance.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 145, words: 120k+, favs: 124, follows: 104, updated: 4/13/2015 published: 4/21/2013, [Anna S., J. Bates]
128 Every Right » by Handy-for-the-bus Bates breaks Anna's heart when he tells her he's leaving with Vera the next morning. But before he goes, Anna makes a decision that will change their life forever. Will that night be the beginning of the end for both Anna and Bates? Heartbreak, misunderstandings and concealments will only prove how uncertain the future can be.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 21, words: 41k+, favs: 41, follows: 51, updated: 2/22/2015 published: 4/19/2014, J. Bates, Anna S.
50 I Could Be That Guy » by GoingVintage She's the lead in Jane Eyre: the Musical and he's an airplane mechanic. Two-part Puckleberry AU that's basically a love letter to this OTP, the city of Seattle, and my readers.
Glee, M, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 13k+, favs: 88, follows: 32, updated: 12/13/2014 published: 12/7/2014, Rachel B., Puck
15 Lover's Eyes » by a-lady-to-me A series of daily drabbles I did on Tumblr back in September. All fluff and smut…so basically all the happy Banna for your enjoyment!
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance, chapters: 30, words: 14k+, favs: 18, follows: 5, 11/18/2014, J. Bates, Anna S.
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