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the fundamental things apply by Butterfly
1,144 words | "Eliot took Quentin by the elbow, smiled his brightest and most fake smile at some cousin or other that Quentin had pointed out a minute ago. No one in the room looked very much like Q, though Eliot could spot a few similar features here and there. His mother's family, he'd said, numerous and loud and, from how Q had said it, too intimidating for Quentin to want to face alone."
quentin/eliot  00-05k  pretend.relationship  tm:post-s4  alternate.universe  au-canon 
11 days ago by leahbeex
to help and to hold by impossibletruths
7,044 words | Eliot needs a date. Quentin’s a good friend. Like, a really good friend. Like–– what’s the step that comes after really good friend who goes on fake dates with the guy who flirts with you around the clock and really kind of only opens up to two people and one of them is his platonic soulmate and the other is you? Quentin’s that sort of friend.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:brakebills-au  pretend.relationship  marriage-weddings 
11 days ago by leahbeex
give a little time to me by CivilWhere, coldwaughtersq
4,622 words | It struck Quentin, suddenly, that this — giving his father the lie that his son was in love and was loved — was one of the kindest things anyone had ever done for him.

Or: The one where Eliot is an excellent fake boyfriend.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  tm:brakebills-au  pretend.relationship  family-parents  warning:cancer  fluff 
15 days ago by leahbeex
The road to rapture has a lot of pit stops by emmagrant01
17,180 words | Five times they kissed over four thousand years, and one time they actually meant it.
aziraphale/crowley  pining  pretend.relationship  10-20K.words  *3 
5 weeks ago by jerakeen
You, Soft and Only by thehoyden
9,400 words | He hadn’t expected a sudden lapful of angel.

“Very sorry about this,” Aziraphale said, and kissed him.
aziraphale/crowley  backstory  pretend.relationship  jealousy-possessiveness  marriage-commitment  05-10K.words  *4 
8 weeks ago by jerakeen
Change in Crowns by derekstilinski
11,601 words | Arthur has traveled to sign a treaty of friendship with other kingdoms, when he realizes they've intended to set him up to marry as well. He doesn't want to marry for the sake of marrying, so he pulls a clumsy, crowned Merlin in with false talk that they married quietly.

Arthur's true in saying he wants to marry for love, because he chooses Merlin for more than one reason.
merlin/arthur  rating.r  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  pretend.relationship  pining  magic-reveal 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
No Matter How Far Away You Roam by lady_ragnell
11,537 words | “I was wondering if you might come home with me.” Merlin stops mid-rant and stares at him, and then down at his panini again, and back at Arthur. This is a panini of lies and pain. He can tell already.

“For Christmas? I’ve got an uncle and a mother and a sister waiting for me at home, in case you hadn’t remembered, I’m not going home with you just because you’re a workaholic.”

“No, it’s. My mum might be under the impression that we’re a little bit married.”

In which Me...
merlin/arthur  rating.nc17  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-modern  holiday:christmas  fluff  pretend.relationship  family-parents 
9 weeks ago by leahbeex
when all you wanted was to be wanted by IsleofSolitude
6,050 words | Quentin gets an invite to his ten year class reunion. Being who he is, he panics.

Eliot happens to know how to help his friend.

[Post-S3, no monster, no consequences, etc AU.]
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:post-s3  pretend.relationship 
12 weeks ago by leahbeex
Brakebills Prep Summer Camp by margosfairyeye (Skittery)
5,395 words | “You know how—um—tonight is the final formal?” Eliot nods. “Well, um, the guys have been giving me a lot of crap about not having anyone to go with, and about not dating anyone at all period this entire summer, like not even a single kiss or anything and...and I heard you’re not going with anyone in particular, and—um—I was wondering if you’d be willing to go with me and pretend to be with me? Like pretend we’re together, just so everyone shuts the fuck up?”

— —
Quentin asks Eliot...
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  alternate.universe  au-modern  pretend.relationship  misunderstandings 
12 weeks ago by leahbeex
to be unbroken or be brave again. by milominderbinder
14,135 words | In December, Eliot Waugh goes through a terrible break-up and denounces the entire concept of love. In January, Quentin Coldwater finds out his dad is sick, and becomes determined to help out with money. In February, Josh Hoberman asks Margo Hanson out on a date, and she says no. But she doesn't just say no. She says no because she's worried about her best friend: she's not going to date anyone until Eliot starts dating again, too.

To Josh, the solution seems clear. Pay Quentin, ...
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  10-20k  alternate.universe  au-canon  tm:brakebills-au  pretend.relationship  bed.sharing  matchmaking  family-parents 
12 weeks ago by leahbeex
no matter how they toss the dice by wearealltalesintheend
6,800 words | “You don’t?” Eliot asks, sounding a little off, hoarse, and Quentin passes him his water bottle, shrugging when Eliot looks uncomprehendingly down at it. “What– okay,” He clears his throat, starts again. “So you’re over your ex, that’s good. I’m sure your father will understand.”

“Yeah, I mean– yeah, he’ll get it, but he’ll worry,” Quentin runs a hand through his hair, huffing, “he’ll worry, and he’ll start asking questions and wondering– El, what if he wants to visit? He can’t co...
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  05-10k  alternate.universe  au-canon  pretend.relationship  holiday:thanksgiving 
12 weeks ago by leahbeex
The Future Looks Good by wordsinpaper
4,073 words | “No way.”

“What do you mean, no way? I already sent a message to the family group chat saying you’re coming.”


“They weren’t taking me seriously. I had to bring someone they could actually see and touch and breathe in so they believe I have a real boyfriend and not just a random blow up doll I use to pretend there’s someone else in the house with me.”

Quentin stutters for a second, struggling to choose which part of all of that to unpack first.
quentin/eliot  rating.pg13  00-05k  pretend.relationship 
12 weeks ago by leahbeex
This Simple Feeling by Anonymous
17,380 words | When are two good friends not good friends? Sounds like the setup for a brilliant joke, right? Except when the joke mirrors real life. Tony and Steve are just very good friends. So why is it everyone thinks they're dating?
steve/tony  rating.pg13  10-20k  fluff  pretend.relationship  aliens  bed.sharing  pining 
january 2019 by leahbeex
Love Drunk by olympvs
6,634 words | Tony gets hit with a magical spell that makes him act drunk. What follows is not quite what Steve imagined.


“This is ridiculous,” Steve said, hand coming up to tug at his collar before thinking better of it and letting it fall to his side.

Tony looked sidelong at Steve, tilting his head in Steve’s direction. “Oh come on,” he said, tone amused but eyes tight. “You should be enjoying this. After all, it’s a party in honor of your loving relationship.”
steve/tony  05-10k  pretend.relationship  fluff  magic 
august 2018 by leahbeex
The Trial Run by Annie D (scaramouche)
13,879 words | Tony and Steve pretend to date, and enjoy it far more than they should.

|| I love a good fake/pretend relationship fic, complete with "oops I have feelings!" and letting characters just talk, hang out, and bond.
steve/tony  rating.pg13  10-20k  pretend.relationship  mcu:post-catws  awesome  fluff 
august 2018 by leahbeex
declarations of intent and other acronyms by bleep0bleep
2,480 words | Stiles accidentally declares himself Derek's mate after a mixup at a supernatural conference. Whoops.
derek/stiles  pretend.relationship  00-05K.words  misunderstandings  *2 
august 2018 by jerakeen
The Opposite of a Problem by Sineala
2,490 words | "I promise to love, honor, and probably not obey you, and, uh, take you as my totally-unlawfully-wedded husband, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, until death do us part, or for at least the next seventy-two hours."

(Or: Tony and Steve get fake-married for the sake of the mission.)
steve/tony  rating.pg13  00-05k  pretend.relationship  pining  bed.sharing 
july 2018 by leahbeex
tied if we stay - staraflur - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
It takes 140 characters or less and one absolute fucking moron to change Jon's entire life forever.

He should have known all along it would be Kaner. It always is.
10000-30000  fanfiction  hockeyrpf  toews/kaner  pretend.relationship 
july 2018 by blue6545
The Biblical Sense - sevenfists - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
“Sid, I’m so—I’m sorry,” Geno said. “My stupid—I’m ruin everything, I—”

“Shut up, Geno,” Sidney said, already intensely weary of listening to Geno’s self-recrimination. “You’ve barely even done anything.”

Geno’s voice dropped what sounded like an entire octave. “But I want to.”
au  angst  crosby/malkin  >50000  breakup  fanfiction  pretend.relationship 
july 2018 by blue6545
Something Smart to Do by kianspo
21,322 words | In which Jim finds himself fake-married to his first officer every other month. It's not his fault. Mostly. Dowries and Klingons are involved. Starfleet is decidedly not amused.
kirk/spock  rating.r  20-30k  au-canon  pretend.relationship  accidental-marriage  tattoos 
may 2018 by leahbeex

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