70 Holly and Ivy » by GotaBingley Mr. Thornton's mind is turned to his friend Mr. Hale during what should be a joyful season. But can it be joyful for those who have lost those dearest to them? And what of Mr. Hale's daughter and the burden she must bear? Is there a chance for happiness amid grief?
North and South, K+, English, Romance & Spiritual, chapters: 4, words: 16k+, favs: 110, follows: 66, updated: 12/20/2016 published: 12/6/2016
729 North and South Retold » by Sophia Quills North and South with more arguments, more pain, more friendship, more love, more forbidden soft touches. Same story but more.
North and South, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 40, words: 141k+, favs: 347, follows: 312, updated: 12/22/2015 published: 11/24/2014
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.
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.
20 Darkness & the Light by Kaitsy Missing scene one shot set in series three. An insight into this time in Mary and Matthew's marriage, which went unseen but was interesting to explore. Shadowed in loss they find their personal happiness in the spring and share a loving moment. Spoilers.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 6k+, favs: 29, follows: 9, 4/14/2013, Mary C., Matthew C.
76A Winter's Grief » by Lythande1972 What if Aunt Shaw was delayed, and Mr. Bell did not stay, and Margaret chose to stay in Milton for several weeks after the death of her father? What if the grief was more than she could handle alone?
North and South, K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 6, words: 10k+, favs: 105, follows: 86, updated: 3/30/2013 published: 3/24/2013
576 With All The Time In The World » by OrangeShipper They've put themselves in an impossible situation; far too soon for any sort of affection, let alone love. With all the time in the world, perhaps their relationship could develop. But do they have it? Sequel to Fuel on the Fire - an AU from episode 1x02
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 21, words: 85k+, favs: 208, follows: 207, updated: 1/20/2013 published: 4/22/2012, 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.
41 a bonewhite light by Chickwriter A life baptized in no life for a while... eyes mica-silver and blank. S3 spoilers.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 50, follows: 5, 10/16/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
11 Meditation by Willa Dedalus Matthew had never really given much credence to meditation. This story explores Matthew's back injury and the healing process of his recovery circa February 1919.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 13, follows: 2, 8/21/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
14 Camouflage Room by floraposte "The old pattern had returned, an unannounced visitor, creeping back into her bones and gripping her heart, demanding caution in the dark." Some nights, Mary still believes Matthew is missing, although he sleeps by her side. Set post-S2, Mary and Matthew are married.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 16, follows: 1, 8/3/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
33 Save me the Waltz by Serena89 Mary is nervous, the night before her wedding, but she dances her worries away with the mysterious man...that is her groom. Mary/Matthew, dancing and confessions.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 45, follows: 11, 7/5/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
30 The Unfinished and Unbegun Possible by Serena89 "April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain." T.S. Eliot What would have happened if, on that fateful night, the Spanish Flu had chosen Mary instead of Lavinia?
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 6k+, favs: 59, follows: 8, 4/29/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
17 Searchlights by DellaDay Sometimes it's wiser not to go by the book.
Downton Abbey, T, English, words: 2k+, favs: 16, follows: 4, 4/17/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
21 Vim by DellaDay Mary has a late-night talk with her grandmother. Not that one, the other grandmother ...
Downton Abbey, T, English, words: 1k+, favs: 25, follows: 2, 4/11/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
25 Letters by silvertonedwords "She writes him few letters that year. They are polite, proper, correct." Mary cannot bring herself to write him the truth. That is, until the day of the Servant's Ball, when she leaves him a letter to find on his return home. Canon compliant imaginings.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 49, follows: 9, 2/26/2012, Mary C., Matthew C.
159 The Silent Land » by Ju-dou As war rips through the generations, long held secrets emerge and a past once hidden is awoken.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 17, words: 66k+, favs: 134, follows: 75, updated: 2/15/2012 published: 10/23/2011, Mary C., Matthew C.
31 Thoroughly Modern Mary by Epea Pteroenta It's Christmas Eve 1921 and the prodigal daughter has finally returned from Paris, her modern morals the only thing more shocking than her modern hairstyle. No Christmas Special spoilers. Rated for glamorous smoking, wild Charleston dancing & innuendo.
Downton Abbey, K+, English, Angst & Humor, words: 6k+, favs: 28, follows: 6, 2/13/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
25Hope Maketh Peace by Ieyre On Christmas Eve 1919, Matthew and Mary discuss the existence of God, the possibility of redemption and the disagreeableness of damp figgy pudding. A possible response to the end of series 2.
Downton Abbey, K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 1k+, favs: 22, follows: 10, 11/9/2011, Matthew C., Mary C.