79A Hidden Life » 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: 12, follows: 27, updated: 5/21/2020 published: 3/29/2020, J. Bates, Anna S.
319 Yours Forever » 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.
38What Are You Thinking About? » "She's always cold now. Works with pale hands, trembling fingers that earn her an "Are you alright?" almost daily. Doesn't know whether it's to do with an especially cool early November, or the other thing." Post 4.3 AU. (Trying to practice writing again, so the chapters may shift in style as the story progresses).
Downton Abbey, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 5k+, favs: 6, follows: 16, updated: 10/24/2016 published: 3/11/2016, J. Bates, Anna S.
22 Disposition Alone She hasn't looked at him in over a year. For over a year he believed she hated him. But a rainy Friday, a telephone call, and a room bathed in afternoon shadow will force them to look at each other and finally say what's been left unsaid for over a year.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Angst, words: 4k+, favs: 7, follows: 5, 7/8/2013, Mary C., Matthew C.
17 Place de la République First real attempt at modern M/M! A conversation under the rain in Paris.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 13, follows: 3, 6/2/2013, Mary C., Matthew C.
4 The Language of Flowers A symbolic summary of Mary & Matthew's relationship, I think...
Downton Abbey, K, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 5/21/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
8 Le berceau Mary wakes up to blackness on the night of Sybil's death. Could be considered a prequel to 'Brutal Hearts'. Inspired by the painting 'Le berceau' by Berthe Morisot.
Downton Abbey, K, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 6, follows: 1, 4/14/2013, Mary C.