61 Green Rain » by Chaotic "I may be the One, Morpheus," he said, quite casually, "and that may be my purpose. But Trinity is the reason. My reason. I don't need any other."
Matrix, M, English, Romance, chapters: 19, words: 37k+, favs: 137, follows: 29, updated: 10/6/2020 published: 3/20/2006, Neo, Trinity
105It Was Never Over » by Eternally Romantic Societal pressures and miscommunications caused Mary and Matthew to part years ago with no resolution on either side. Now reunited at university, can they pick up where they left off or are those same things that pulled them apart still lingering? Modern AU, once known on tumblr as school!mm.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 26, words: 74k+, favs: 15, follows: 30, updated: 6/10/2019 published: 1/8/2019, [Mary C., Matthew C.]
50 Always Your Friend » by magfreak Scenes from the friendship between Thomas Barrow and George Crawley in the years after the end of the show, jumping back and forth in time.
Downton Abbey, K, English, Friendship, chapters: 5, words: 7k+, favs: 62, follows: 38, updated: 5/26/2019 published: 12/28/2015, Thomas, George C.
835 The Center of My Heart » by lilyrowan1 If two people love each other, why can't they be together? An AU based on canon and written for MM Celebration Day. Thank you, Patsan! All credit toJulian Fellowes for creating these wonderful characters and Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens for bringing them to life.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 49, words: 309k+, favs: 200, follows: 233, updated: 3/29/2019 published: 3/29/2014, [Mary C., Matthew C.]
5 Shutterbug by SomewhereApart She makes beautiful things, and he longs to capture beauty. InspiredByOQ Day 7. Inspired by a manip by @kittyfern
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance, words: 2k+, favs: 18, follows: 14, 9/23/2018, [Regina M./The Evil Queen, Robin Hood]
693Made All the Difference » by misscam Certain things never change, Mr Gold knows. But everything else might still. Regina doesn't cast the curse, Rumpelstiltskin does. It may make all the difference. [Charming family. Snow/Charming, some Belle/Rumpel, some Emma/Graham, Regina, Henry, others] WIP.
Once Upon a Time, M, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 116, words: 224k+, favs: 259, follows: 329, updated: 12/10/2016 published: 3/22/2013, [Snow White/Mary M. Blanchard, David N./Prince Charming] Emma S.
525 We Shall Fight » by Apollo888 The Great War changed the world. The Great War changed us all. A non-linear AU tale set in Series 2. The sequel to Flirting With Convention.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 34, words: 238k+, favs: 143, follows: 150, updated: 7/6/2016 published: 5/5/2014, [Mary C., Matthew C.]
526 Let's Be Strong » by Apollo888 Series 2 beginning at the concert in Episode 4, then going somewhere else. Strength and bravery are not only shown on the battlefield, or in the face of adversity. One must be strong to go after what one wants. One must be brave to bear the consequences. The sequel to Upon a Midnight Clear.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 43, words: 266k+, favs: 136, follows: 147, updated: 7/5/2016 published: 12/25/2013, [Matthew C., Mary C.]
708 Baker's Dozen » by SomewhereApart He comes in every day at 8:15, orders the same thing, and flirts with the girl behind the counter. Regina watches him from the kitchen of her bakery - appreciates, but doesn't approach. But as fall turns into winter, things begin to change. 13 weeks of modern AU Outlaw Queen, set in New York City.
Once Upon a Time, M, English, Romance, chapters: 2, words: 387, favs: 781, follows: 732, updated: 5/31/2016 published: 7/31/2014, [Regina M./The Evil Queen, Robin Hood]
9 In the Face of The Father and The Son by S. Winter-Fitzgerald Sixteen-year-old George Crawley is regularly told about how much he looks like his father, but this isn't as comforting as people might assume. He never got to meet him and he considers that someone else fills this role in his life. But is this fair to Matthew's memory? Includes some major spoilers if you haven't seen S6 at all and some minor spoilers for S6's finale.
Downton Abbey, K, English, Family, words: 2k+, favs: 5, follows: 3, 12/29/2015, Matthew C., George C.
688Trust and Providence » by Rachel Smith Cobleigh * What if Mary had trusted Matthew with her secret and immediately accepted his first proposal? An alternate universe starting from episode 1x06, interwoven with canon, that spans from 1914 - 1971. [M for sexual content, wartime violence, racial slurs, character death (but Matthew/Mary and Sybil/Tom end happily!)] [STEAMM]
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 39, words: 416k+, favs: 331, follows: 390, updated: 11/21/2015 published: 2/2/2014, [Matthew C., Mary C.] [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
107 The Sea Within Their Souls » by scathach124 It's April 1912, and the Crawleys, Strallans, and Bransons are travelling aboard the RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage. For each of them, it is a chance for adventure and rekindling of romance – but fate shall intervene, and soon the dream-come-alive turns into a passionate, terrifying race for survival. STEAMM AU.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Tragedy, chapters: 14, words: 78k+, favs: 37, follows: 28, updated: 11/5/2015 published: 7/27/2015, [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson]
15 The Lady and the Captain » by BroadwayBaggins When Lady Mary Crawley unexpectedly tumbles into a Portal that sends her to the Enchanted Forest, she finds herself forced to team up with the most unlikely of allies: The notorious Captain Hook. Inspired by drabble prompts on tumblr.
Downton Abbey & Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 30, words: 26k+, favs: 11, follows: 13, updated: 8/16/2015 published: 6/25/2014, Mary C., Killian Jones/Captain Hook
462This Modern Love » by Willa Dedalus Mary and Matthew's lives intersect, mold, and shape together. Time is connected through nonlinear building blocks. Their infinite love is the common link. The essence of their journey together is perspective. "Time is an illusion." – Albert Einstein
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 49, words: 177k+, favs: 74, follows: 104, updated: 6/27/2015 published: 3/20/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
152 The Holiday » by magfreak This is a modern Downton AU that follows the premise of the movie The Holiday (with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet). It will be primarily Tom and Sybil with some Matthew and Mary mixed in. *Highclere Award Winner*
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 22, words: 55k+, favs: 92, follows: 44, updated: 6/25/2015 published: 12/3/2012, Sybil C., T. Branson
710 The Open Secret » by Willa Dedalus Exiled from Downton Abbey over a scandal, Lady Mary Crawley is ruined. Meanwhile Matthew Crawley has lived a content life in Manchester with his parents, Dr. Reginald Crawley and Isobel Crawley. Before the Earl of Grantham changed his life, his eldest daughter did. An AU story in a different place with different results; created by Willa Dedalus and Apollo888.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 40, words: 281k+, favs: 312, follows: 217, updated: 3/31/2015 published: 7/1/2014, Matthew C., Mary C.
47inappropriate workplace relations by Call-Me-Crazy.Cuz I Am /in which Professor Regina Mills drinks tea, teaches Geometry, and sometimes gives her students nightmares, and Dr. Robin Locksley is the cool teacher who survives on coffee, specializes in English, and has a tumblr. They somehow manage to fall in love over the course of a school year.
Once Upon a Time, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 11k+, favs: 174, follows: 85, 3/21/2015
1k+ Preferred Stock » by Chickwriter The twenty-first century descendants of the Crawleys, now without titles, but ruling the new elites with far more power and wealth than Mary and Matthew could ever have imagined. Consider it the AU S55.
Downton Abbey, M, English, chapters: 36, words: 131k+, favs: 361, follows: 377, updated: 12/23/2014 published: 2/8/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
36 Breaking Bread by Apollo888 Banter, teases, revelations and discoveries over a series of meals. A Modern AU journey with Matthew and Mary for M/M AU Fest. The first story in a series that continues with Shifting Sands.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Family, words: 10k+, favs: 69, follows: 8, 6/27/2014, [Mary C., Matthew C.]
517 Flirting with Convention » by Apollo888 Their first meeting was not, in fact, their first meeting. A non-linear AU tale beginning in Series 1. The first story in a series that continues with We Shall Fight.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, chapters: 30, words: 168k+, favs: 198, follows: 148, updated: 5/3/2014 published: 9/29/2013, [Matthew C., Mary C.]