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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: 516, follows: 666, updated: 9/19 published: 1/1/2018, Matthew C., Mary C., Sybil C., T. Branson
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: 208, follows: 359, updated: 4/19 published: 1/7/2018, Matthew C., Mary C.
1k+If Things Were Different » by magfreak What if Robert had squandered Cora's fortune before the Titanic sank? What if Matthew had inherited the money needed to save Downton before he became the heir? What if Tom had made something of himself before he met Sybil? An alternate Downton universe set in season one that explores how Sybil and Tom's relationship would have developed if they'd met under different circumstances.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 59, words: 360k+, favs: 411, follows: 518, updated: 2/15 published: 1/17/2013, [Sybil C., T. Branson] [Mary C., Matthew C.]
319 Yours Forever » by oiseaus 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.
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: 201, follows: 235, updated: 3/29/2019 published: 3/29/2014, [Mary C., Matthew C.]
435Things Hidden » by Lala Kate S2 AU with elements of canon. Repeated meetings and misunderstandings forge a rocky path to be traversed.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 19, words: 80k+, favs: 98, follows: 176, updated: 4/29/2018 published: 8/26/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
102The Nightwatch » by Lala Kate Two unlikely survivors—a soldier and a singer—meet in a night club as London falls under siege. Matthew/Mary AU set in WW II. Part 1 of "In Love and War", a collaborative effort with piperholmes and queenlovett.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance, chapters: 4, words: 14k+, favs: 41, follows: 68, updated: 3/8/2018 published: 9/15/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
368An End To All Things » by OrangeShipper A sequel to Of Course It's The End, How Could It Not Be? - They know they've made a foolish mistake, but still they can't regret it. It was the end between them, they knew that, but what they'd shared would make the lives they must endure easier to bear. At least, that was what they told themselves... for having known each other, how could they bear it now? AU from 2x08. UPDATED!
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 16, words: 68k+, favs: 87, follows: 143, updated: 1/24/2018 published: 3/12/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
79The Spark » by ardentpen Modern AU. She moves in the inner circles and he is making waves in the corporate. Yet both are in places of emotional stasis. One chance meeting has each of them finding their feet, and they start running...
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 4, words: 19k+, favs: 13, follows: 35, updated: 10/15/2017 published: 8/12/2017, Matthew C., Mary C.
334 An Exceptional Love » by Apollo888 Matthew told Mary he would love her until the last breath left his body. He was wrong. AU from Series 4 onward.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Spiritual, chapters: 33, words: 179k+, favs: 82, follows: 101, updated: 7/8/2017 published: 11/10/2013, [Matthew C., Mary C.]
251 Made Different » by MMarieRose As they battle to rebuild lives & livelihoods in a country irrevocably changed by war, VAD Nurse Mary Crawley & convalescing Captain Matthew Crawley are swept into a web of scandal & corruption that threatens to rip the Crawley family apart. This mystery and romance weaves real historical events into a DA retelling featuring most characters & some OC's from S2.05. Some M chapters.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 50, words: 305k+, favs: 111, follows: 107, updated: 4/14/2017 published: 4/1/2015, [Matthew C., Mary C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson]
292 Close Enough » by alliluna When Patrick dies on the Titanic, Mary is left as his widow, and Robert is left without an heir. He finds an heir in Matthew Crawley, who he pushes into a marriage with Sybil. There is a glaring problem in this arrangement; Sybil is in love with the chauffeur and Matthew is in love with Sybil's sister.
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 22, words: 95k+, favs: 102, follows: 121, updated: 10/8/2016 published: 12/19/2015, [Mary C., Matthew C.] [Sybil C., T. Branson]
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: 140, follows: 149, updated: 7/5/2016 published: 12/25/2013, [Matthew C., Mary C.]
437 Play Dates and Park Benches » by Lala Kate A meeting of kindred spirits through the hearts of children. Modern AU.
Downton Abbey, M, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 21, words: 101k+, favs: 108, follows: 131, updated: 6/4/2016 published: 11/14/2013, Matthew C., Mary C.
226 Nothing else would matter » by WanderingChild-InWinter What might have happened at Downton Abbey had the events after the concert in series two, episode four gone a bit differently. "To say that I dont love you anymore- Well Mary, that would be lying." The story is better than the summary, I promise you that!
Downton Abbey, T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 50, words: 96k+, favs: 139, follows: 153, updated: 1/15/2016 published: 12/28/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
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.
484A Very Modern Arrangement » by Kavan After his injury and her engagement, Matthew and Mary move forward. Chapter 31 is up!
Downton Abbey, K, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 32, words: 188k+, favs: 157, follows: 305, updated: 11/22/2015 published: 10/21/2011, Matthew C., Mary 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: 338, follows: 393, updated: 11/21/2015 published: 2/2/2014, [Matthew C., Mary C.] [T. Branson, Sybil C.]
353The Collected Letters » by whatsyourpathology A series of letters, diaries, and first hand encounters, written and recounted by Matthew and Mary of the final years of Downton. AU, events may deviate from the show (as I see fit).
Downton Abbey, M, English, Romance & Poetry, chapters: 53, words: 126k+, favs: 39, follows: 64, updated: 9/10/2015 published: 10/24/2012, Matthew C., Mary C.
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