782University Challenge » by Epea Pteroenta Modern university AU. Mary is an Oxbridge reject with a past, Anna and John are in the friendship zone, Sybil has a secret life out of school, Matthew and Lavinia are stuck in a rut, and Downton is owned by the National Trust. Drama and hijinks naturally ensue. Chapter 25: Over the summer holidays, Matthew and Mary navigate their new relationship.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Friendship, chapters: 25, words: 112k+, favs: 313, follows: 551, updated: 12/25/2015 published: 8/15/2011, Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., Anna S.
1k+A Girl You Knew » by La Donna Ingenua AU Matthew marries a very much alive Lavinia, and the show that flopped keeps flopping and the dance they danced keeps playing in their heads. Mary realizes she is not the only girl in the world, but a girl he once knew and decides to do the unexpected. While Mary comes back to life, Matthew realizes what he's given up. It's not what you think...or could it be? As of Chap 31, M.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 44, words: 116k+, favs: 232, follows: 345, updated: 12/1/2015 published: 8/20/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
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: 363, follows: 379, updated: 12/23/2014 published: 2/8/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
462 In the Company of Strangers » by Lala Kate A day trip to London and an unplanned travelling companion unexpectedly set off a chain of events that begin to help Mary understand that perhaps she can forgive herself and move on with her life. A story of healing and hope. Set one year after CS3.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 33, words: 210k+, favs: 119, follows: 123, updated: 1/23/2014 published: 3/25/2013, Mary C., C. Blake
12 Armistice Day by modernities He will understand this moment only from the perspective of his future self. Until then, Matthew will try to make things right only as he knows how from the present. But maybe it's Mary who has the answer. Post-2.08 AU, Christmas Special never happened.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 12, follows: 3, 8/10/2013, Mary C., Matthew C.
324For Ye Devour Widows' Houses » by AnniellaEyes Season 1 altered back-story: Mary married Patrick before he perished on the Titanic and so, with Matthew becoming heir, she has been twice denied her inheritance.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 17, words: 91k+, favs: 149, follows: 288, updated: 7/8/2013 published: 11/14/2011, Mary C., Matthew C.
448 Home Is Where The Heart Is » by miss Kittyplank October, 1929. Sir Richard and Mary have been married for ten years and have two children, but after the Wall St Crash are forced to return to England, to Downton and to Matthew Crawley. M/M
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Family & Romance, chapters: 16, words: 147k+, favs: 256, follows: 258, updated: 5/25/2013 published: 11/22/2011, Matthew C., Mary C.
110Her Great Matter » by Ultrahotpink Set after Series One Episode Three. Lady Mary finds herself in a troubling predicament after her evening with Pamuk...
Downton Abbey, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 7, words: 17k+, favs: 53, follows: 115, updated: 12/4/2012 published: 2/15/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
341 I Will Love Thee Still, My Dear » by Pemonynen A letter, written in fear and posted by accident, changes everything as Mary and Matthew rediscover their friendship during the war. S2 AU sequel to 'In Flanders Fields'.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Friendship & Romance, chapters: 14, words: 59k+, favs: 133, follows: 133, updated: 10/25/2012 published: 6/3/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.