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Silvestria's Stories and Icons

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This is a site hosting all my stories, both fanfiction and original and any icons I make. My personal journal is found here and is friends only.

I'm in my early 20s and female and have been writing Harry Potter fanfiction since I was 13, so it is of varying quality! My original fiction is of a more recent nature. Full details and links to the entries containing the stories are below.

Some of my stories can also be found at fanfiction.net, fictionpress.com and at portkey, Fictionalley (Schnoogle and Astronomy Tower) under the pen name of Silvestria.

Downton Abbey fanfiction

Disclaimer for all Downton Abbey stories: All characters, plots and events belong to ITV and Julian Fellowes and are borrowed by me without permission, but with the greatest respect. I am making no money from these stories.

Confinement
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Family/fluff
Rating: T/12/PG-13
Summary: As the time approaches for Sybil's child to be born, Mary is forced to confront changes within herself. Sisterly bonding and excessive amounts of fluff. Inspired by spoilery 3x04 pics.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: Up to 3x02 plus spoilery pictures for 3x04
READ HERE

Not a Country Dance
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance/banter
Rating: K/U/G
Summary: Lady Mary Crawley is unable to refuse when her cousin asks her to dance the waltz at Almack's. One-shot Regency AU.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: NONE
READ HERE

Field Trip
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Fluff/banter
Rating: 12/PG-13/T
Summary: Married!Matthew/Mary car based fluff inspired by the latest pictures from season 3 filming. Happy times!
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S03 filming pictures
READ HERE

Thoroughly Modern Mary
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Angst/Humour/Romance
Rating: PG/K+
Summary: 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.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S01 and S02. No Christmas Special spoilers.
READ HERE

A Girl Worth Fighting For
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance/Drama/Tongue-in-cheek
Rating: PG-13/T
Summary: Three sides of a love triangle, two men with guns, and a dead pheasant in the undergrowth. In other words, Downton does Christmas. AU M/M version of the Christmas Special.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: Trailers for the Christmas Special
READ HERE

Taking Her There
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance/Fluff
Rating: PG-13/T
Summary: Direct continuation of the Christmas Special. In which EVERYTHING IS HAPPINESS AND NOTHING HURTS.
Length: Several short chapters? WIP
Spoilers: Right up to and including the Christmas Special
READ HERE

Indestructible
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Angst/Hurt/Comfort
Rating: PG-13/T (chapters 1 & 2); M (chapter 3)
Summary: It is two months since the events of episode 8 when the reappearance of a forgotten talisman in Matthew's sock drawer sets off a chain reaction which might be enough to break a cycle of destructive behaviour. Eventual catharsis.
Length: Three short chapters
Spoilers: All of S02
READ HERE

Something to Talk About
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Crack/AU/romance/meta
Rating: PG/K+
Summary: A missing scene from S02E03 should clarify the true nature of Matthew and Mary's relationship. AU crack fic with a bit of meta and innuendo thrown in for extra seasoning. Because S02 needs more banter and silliness.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: Up to S02E03
READ HERE

The Second Ending
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Angst/Romance
Rating: PG-13/T
Summary: Sometimes the only way to say something is not to say it. Surrounded by war on all sides, Matthew and Mary try to make sense of their relationship with a little help from Dickens and Austen.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: Emma, Great Expectations, vague S02 spoilers
READ HERE

University Challenge
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance/Friendship
Rating: PG-13/T
Summary: Modern university AU. Mary is an Oxbridge reject haunted by a traumatic gap-year in Thailand. Matthew has a classics degree, a girlfriend and a chip on his shoulder. They meet at a Labour v Conservative debate. Of course. Some A/B and S/B on the side.
Length: Multi-chapter WIP
Spoilers: Anything going
READ HERE

Rowing in Eden
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance/Fanservice
Rating: PG-13/T
Summary: The day after Sybil's ball Matthew takes Mary rowing on the Serpentine. Involves rain snogging and Matthew with his shirt sleeves rolled up. Blatant and irrelevant fanservice. Enjoy!
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S01
READ HERE

Goodbye-ee
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Angst/Romance
Rating: PG/K+
Summary: Matthew had specifically asked nobody to see him off but Mary had never been very good at doing what she was told. Inspired by certain recent S02 pictures and spoilers.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S01 and spoilers for S02
READ HERE

The Sea-Monster in Question
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Banter
Rating: G/U/K
Summary: Mary reads Greek myths. Matthew catches her at it. Banter ensues. Set between episodes 2 & 3.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S01E02
READ HERE

Almost Alone
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Angst/Romance/Character Study
Rating: T (ish)
Summary: "Then you've forgotten when I pulled you into the conservatory at the Northbrooks! How sad!" "No, I haven't. It's not quite the same with twenty chaperones hiding behind every fern." Pre-series missing scene. Angsty Mary/Duke of Crowborough. Character study.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S01E01
READ HERE

The Change in the Game
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Humour/Romance
Rating: PG/K+
Summary: “Peace on earth and goodwill towards men – and that includes cousin Matthew.” It is Christmas 1913 and there are games to be played. Matthew/Mary crack-fic with a heart. And vampires. And Pride and Prejudice. And mistletoe.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: Up to S01E05
READ HERE

For Better
Authors: Silvestria and OrangeShipper
Genre: Romance
Rating: M
Summary: "Maybe there won't be marriage... maybe there won't be sex... but, by God, there'll be dancing." Well, this story has all three! Matthew/Mary.
Length: In two parts
Spoilers: General S01
READ HERE

Consolation Prize
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Drama/Romance
Rating: 12/PG-13
Summary: Following yet another misunderstanding with Matthew, Mary is sent abroad with her grandmother in search of culture, self-knowledge and a not too picky Italian. Back home, Matthew tries to move on, and Sybil comes into her own. AU epic starting after ep 5.
Length: Multi-chaptered, will be long
Spoilers: Season 1, specifically 01x05
READ HERE

Mary Full of Grace
Author: Silvestria
Genre: General
Rating: G
Summary: Matthew gets more than he bargained for when Edith takes him to see a very old church. Hints of Matthew/Mary
Length: One shot
Spoilers: Up to S01E03
READ HERE

One Night at the Fair
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance
Rating: PG
Summary: Matthew gets hot and sweaty. Mary drinks beer. Then there's dancing. Matthew/Mary obviously with small side helpings of Anna/Bates and Sybil/Branson for blatant fan service.
Length: Long one-shot in two parts
Spoilers: Set during S01E04 so spoilers that far
READ PART ONE AND PART TWO

Nostos
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Romance/Angst
Rating: PG
Summary: The third time Mary reads The Odyssey it is 1918 and her favourite character is Penelope.
Length: One shot
Spoilers: All of S01
READ HERE

Love and a Cottage
Author: Silvestria
Genre: As fluffy as Matthew/Mary is going to get
Rating: G/U
Summary: Matthew takes Mary to inspect the cottages as promised. Set between episodes 5 and 6.
Length: One shot
Spoilers: S01E05
READ HERE

A Catalogue of Failure
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Friendship/Angst
Rating: G/U
Summary: Five friendships that failed and one that is only just beginning. Mary-centric character study. Shippy if you squint.
Length: One shot
Spoilers: S01 up to E06
READ HERE

Parallel Lives
Author: Silvestria
Genre: General
Rating: G/U
Summary: The Earl is dead. Long live the Earl. Drabble on Molesley on his promotion to Lord Grantham's valet. Molesley/Anna and tangental Matthew/Mary because I don't seem able to write something without them.
Length: Drabble
Spoilers: S01
READ HERE

While the Paint Dries
Author: Silvestria
Genre: Family/Romance
Rating: PG
Summary: Changing circumstances at Crawley House provide an excuse for redecoration. In the meantime, Matthew develops a duckling obsession, Isobel fusses, and Mary watches paint dry. Sweeter and sicklier than eating all your Easter eggs at once. Matthew/Mary.
Length: One-shot
Spoilers: S01 sorta
READ HERE

Jane Austen fanfiction

Marriage Vows
Author: Silvestria
Genre: General
Rating: U/G
Summary: “Fanny was disposed to think the influence of London very much at war with all respectable attachments.” 'Mansfield Park', Volume III, Chapter XIV.
The events leading up to Maria and Julia's elopements as seen from Julia's point of view.
Length: c. 10,000 in 2 parts
Spoilers: The ending of Mansfield Park
READ PART ONE AND PART TWO

Harry Potter chaptered fanfiction

Disclaimer for all Harry Potter stories: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Harry Potter and the Unbreakable Link
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Rating: PG
Summary: 7th year fic in the good old traditional style. Voldemort has a daughter (only he lost her), Harry has a dream, Dumbledore has a past and Hermione has a problem. Major revelations about the Potters, and the beginning of a possible romance...
Length: 20 chapters, COMPLETED
Spoilers: HP 1-4
Warnings: This was written BEFORE the publication of OotP
Ships: H/Hr, various others
READ HERE

Cassandra, or Memoires of an Heiress
Genre: Mystery, Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sequal to ‘Harry Potter and the Unbreakable Link’. Cassandra is Harry and Hermione's daughter and she goes to Hogwarts determined to be normal. Fate, however, will catch up with her and her family who are hiding terrible secrets. And just what are the consequences of having defeated Lord Voldemort fifteen years ago?
Length: 10 chapters, WIP
Spoilers: HP 1-4
Warnings: This was written BEFORE the publication of OotP and is therefore completely AU.
Ships: Various OC ships and H/Hr
READ HERE

The Final Countdown
Genre: Romance, Humour
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The answer to a challenge on a yahoo! group. New Year's romance. Sirius and Remus play matchmaker. No attempts at originality!
Length: 4 chapters, COMPLETED
Spoilers: HP 1-4
Warnings: This was written BEFORE the publication of OotP.
Ships: H/Hr, D/G
READ HERE

Harry Potter one shots
Latin Proposal H/Hr fluff. READ HERE
Quest for the Heart of the Hero H/G Jane Austen parody. READ HERE
Fish and Chips H/Hr fluff. READ HERE
Behind the Bookshelves H/Hr long flangst. READ PART ONE AND PART TWO

Original Chaptered Stories

A Lady of Independence
Genre: Early 19th century historical romance
Rating: G
Summary: The tale of beautiful, rich, intelligent Katherine Drollmere, who 'only wanted to be friends'. But can she stand up to brilliant Lady Hermione and witty Lord Arnor?
Length: 4 chapters (so far), WIP
READ HERE

Janetta, or Love Ill-Rewarded
Genre: Pastoral, historical romance parody
Rating: G
Summary: Inspired by the Juvenilia of Jane Austen, I have written a Novel, which tho' Short is nevertheless worthy of your attention. 'Tis the tale of a Fair Maid who loved and lost.
Length: 6 short chapters, COMPLETED
READ HERE

The Mancunians
Genre: Soap opera parody of personal life in Manchester, UK.
Rating: PG-13/light R for language and themes
Summary: Follow Geeky Rosalind, her best friend Depressed Sophie, the love interest Tom, Dick and Harry, and more memorable charicatures as they navigate the quagmires of life and love as teenagers in Manchester UK.
Length: 2 seasons, 10 episodes each. All of the first season and four episodes of the second so far written. WIP.
Warnings: This contains a lot of in jokes. If you're not a personal friend of mine or a Mancunian you might not understand it all, but please have a go at reading it! It shouldn't be totally incomprehensible! :)
READ Season One HERE
READ Season Two HERE

Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Genre: Humourous pseudo-historical fluff
Rating: G/U/K
Summary: A hazy Edwardian musical comedy of singing, sausages and a soupçon of sensuality. Luciana Ploverleigh is drawn to her piano teacher while her best friend Miranda is torn between a baronet and a minstral. Not quite the domestic tragedy it sounds.
Length: Will be four short chapters, WIP
READ HERE

Original One shots

One Fine Day on the Cherwell
Genre: Humour, Romance
Rating: G
Summary: Strawberries, sun and Shakespeare. Step inside for an Oxford fuelled romantic comedy fantasy. In other words, Jenny and James go punting one summer's day in Oxford.
Warnings: Contains frogs, Classicists and ultimate frisbee players.
READ HERE

Wrongly Accused
Genre: Teen angst parody
Rating: G
Summary: A parody of typical overblown teenage angst. Written for GCSE practice paper.
READ HERE

Facing the Music
Genre: Romance, song fic
Rating: G
Summary: Short vignette involving dancing and golden oldies.
READ HERE

A Regency Christmas
Genre: Fluff, historical
Rating: PG
Summary: Snowfall threatens to jeopardize the Freye's Christmas celebrations, but a wrong turning in the bad weather could bring unexpected happiness to the younger daughter, in the form of handsome Viscount Surrey. Pure Regency fluff.
READ HERE

The Lonely Painter
Genre: Fairytale
Rating: G
Sumamry: A fairytale about a lonely painter who lives in the wood and the nondescript woman who finds him.
READ HERE

Icons
Girl from the Fireplace (Doctor Who 02x04)
Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, He Knew He Was Right, Barchester Chronicles, Wives and Daughters, My Fair Lady, Gone with the Wind, Emma
Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Harry Potter, The Mummy, Princess Diaries
Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Ruby in the Smoke, Lord of the Rings, Jane Eyre, Superman Returns

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