1k+Authors Of Our Own Fate » by Mr. Chaos When Matthew suddenly finds his soul transported nearly a decade into the past, before Downton, before the War, and before Mary, he realizes that he has been given a chance to change his past and make his life and those around him better. How will the Crawleys and the servants of Downton react to a Matthew who knows all their secrets and is determined to win his happy ending?
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance, chapters: 71, words: 464k+, favs: 515, follows: 665, updated: 49m published: 1/1/2018, Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
883A Frankness Of Character » by Jpeters217 Darcy's early setdown at Lucas Lodge provokes him to attempt better manners. Repentant, though still daft, Darcy invites the colonel to aid the rectification of his miss managed education. Though Darcy may recognize his own errors sooner, there is still no small about of misunderstanding between the two.
Pride and Prejudice, K+, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 70, words: 100k+, favs: 141, follows: 381, updated: 3h published: 5/15, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam
443Prior Arrangement » by elliotbennet Our story begins 2 years before the original P&P. Elizabeth has grown up loving and caring for Longbourn, knowing it would one day pass to a complete stranger whom her father despises, but then that man dies and his son visits. Would she consider marriage to save Longbourn? A prolonged arrangement in place, what happens when a certain gentleman comes to the area years later?
Pride and Prejudice, K+, English, chapters: 34, words: 137k+, favs: 127, follows: 396, updated: 9/17 published: 8/21/2020
199After The Compromise » by mises Elizabeth and Darcy are compromised at the Netherfield Ball, but luckily were able to clear up one understanding. Can he get past his prejudice against her family? Can she get past the prejudice from his?
Pride and Prejudice, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 11, words: 18k+, favs: 94, follows: 337, updated: 9/17 published: 8/23, Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
1k+ Through the Lens of a Letter » by LizzieF PREVIEW ONLY Something crinkled by her foot. Elizabeth reached down and picked it up. A rapid scan revealed it was a letter from Fitzwilliam Darcy to the second daughter in a family of Bennets. Too bad she'd never even heard of a Mr. Darcy. Fate sends Darcy's letter to Elizabeth nine months early, before Bingley arrives. D&E HEA. #Slowburn.
Pride and Prejudice, T, English, chapters: 7, words: 29k+, favs: 646, follows: 1k+, updated: 8/27 published: 8/25/2020, Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
134Epiphany » by manarwrites Charlotte Lucas knows Mr Darcy to be very well in love with her bosom friend, Lizzy. She is also quite sure that the pair would get along harmoniously should they marry. But, Elizabeth seems to pay more attention to that suspicious, penniless Wickham than the handsome and rich Darcy. In order to secure her friend's fortune and future felicity, Charlotte decides to helps them along.
Pride and Prejudice, T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 8, words: 19k+, favs: 102, follows: 399, updated: 8/25 published: 7/14, [Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth] Charlotte
705Interior of a Family » by JLouiseCaonach Elizabeth has always known she was not a Bennet. Lost sixteen years ago, will her recovery help heal a family?
Pride and Prejudice, K+, English, chapters: 24, words: 38k+, favs: 238, follows: 607, updated: 8/22 published: 6/20, Elizabeth
50An Earlier Heaven » by darkpartofmydestiny "A happy family is but an earlier heaven" - George Bernard Shaw Set in the world of my completed story A Strange Situation, these are basically plotless fluffy happy family oneshots that I need to write to cheer myself up during these difficult times. Prompts and requests absolutely welcome!
North and South, T, English, Family & Humor, chapters: 14, words: 37k+, favs: 21, follows: 28, updated: 8/19 published: 3/19/2020
93Can We Be Whole Again? » by SidsCookies A surprise decision may give Margaret the family she desperately wants in the wake of her parents passing. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome before she can find peace.
North and South, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 18, words: 64k+, favs: 35, follows: 93, updated: 6/21 published: 1/23/2020
800Once lost, is lost » by paladin1916 Elizabeth jilts Darcy. It all goes down hill from there. eXtreme-OOC
Pride and Prejudice, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 46, words: 55k+, favs: 82, follows: 271, updated: 6/17 published: 12/13/2020, Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
313A Mother's Final Gift » by TheScribblerCMB As Thornton battles bitterly with Margaret's rejection, and she in turn struggles to come to terms with her true feelings for the northern mill owner, an ailing Mrs Hale decides to intervene. Will her final gift to her daughter be enough to save this classic couple?
North and South, K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 35, words: 279k+, favs: 52, follows: 94, updated: 5/23 published: 6/21/2020
200Miracles Happen » by Anne O' the Island When Lady Mary dies at the age of 100, she is sent back to the beginning to 'make things right.' And she certainly does, with one hundred years of life experience, and most of the twentieth century under her belt, turning Downton―and its occupants―on their heads.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 7, words: 25k+, favs: 207, follows: 357, updated: 4/19 published: 1/7/2018, Matthew C., Mary C.
128A Misguided Mistake » by darkpartofmydestiny After an unexpected encounter on the night of the dinner party, Margaret tries to understand her new feelings for Mr Thornton amidst the trials of life in Milton. A mid canon retelling of North and South with more kissing.
North and South, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 11, words: 40k+, favs: 91, follows: 201, updated: 4/4 published: 2/15/2020
125Milton's Magistrate » by JuliaDaniels Murder and mystery lead to mayhem in Milton. Join our favorite characters, John Thornton and Margaret Hale in this alternative telling of Gaskell's classic North and South.
North and South, T, English, Romance & Mystery, chapters: 11, words: 58k+, favs: 46, follows: 114, updated: 2/20 published: 11/26/2018
235A Twist Of Fate » by Rocks-my-socks What would have happened if Mary Crawley had gone ahead and married her cousin Patrick and Cousin Matthew had come to Downton Abbey by a very different road?
Downton Abbey, T, English, chapters: 32, words: 83k+, favs: 55, follows: 88, updated: 1/25 published: 7/3/2017, Matthew C., Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C.
498The future must be met, however stern and iron it be » by elanne Margaret receives a letter from Mr Bell that throws her into despair. She is forced make a choice that wasn't meant to be hers, but the consequences are not hers alone to deal with.
North and South, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 18, words: 160k+, favs: 185, follows: 359, updated: 12/29/2020 published: 4/14/2018
87Pride and Power » by ThornfieldHall It was a truth universally denied that a girl with an ailing family, had little wish for a husband. Unfortunately for Margaret Hale it was a truth universally acknowledged that that a single merchant in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. AKA the Jane Austen-esque regency AU no one asked for.
North and South, T, English, Romance, chapters: 21, words: 113k+, favs: 47, follows: 94, updated: 11/9/2020 published: 5/19/2019
30 The Rhythm of Life : North and South Retold » by philipisomholt Modern AU. (OG) Margaret Hale is a British expat who moves to Milton, Connecticut to live with her father when her mother's health deteriorates. Born and raised in South Carolina, John Thornton is the owner of a trucking company, Marlborough Shipping Depot. Whenever the two meet, sparks fly.
North and South, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 25, words: 94k+, favs: 22, follows: 21, updated: 10/23/2020 published: 9/17/2020
170 Foolish Passions » by Elizabeth Hades *Formerly titled: MISSIVES & MISUNDERSTANDINGS* If the missive had met its mark: What would have been if the stone had struck John Thornton instead of Margaret Hale on that fateful day at Marlborough Mills? A tense, angst-ridden HEA retelling of North and South from the day of the riot, both book and TV miniseries based. UPDATED WEEKLY
North and South, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 18, words: 98k+, favs: 77, follows: 110, updated: 9/11/2020 published: 5/3/2020
434Margaret of Milton » by PemberleyFan Margaret rejected Thornton's marriage proposal, but when an unexpected tragedy strikes she is forced to make decisions she never dreamed of. An alternate path to a HEA for our dear couple! This is the first five chapters; entire story was originally published here. Remainder of story removed per requirements.
North and South, T, English, chapters: 6, words: 10k+, favs: 93, follows: 197, updated: 5/13/2020 published: 3/25/2019