esther_a + fake_relationship   169

The Long Con (Don't Kid Yourself) - phlintandsteel - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
The door to the common room of their alpha frat house bursts open, revealing Tony Stark, the president of their sister omega sorority and current crush of over half the fraternity members.

“I’ll give a hundred thousand dollars to the first alpha who volunteers to be my fiance,” he says, no preamble.

Bucky’s hand shoots into the air, almost of its own accord.
a/b/o  fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  slash  s:Tony/Bucky  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  AU:Worldbuilding  fake_relationship  'ao3  marriage:weddings/proposals 
3 days ago by esther_a
Knights in Shining Armor - naktibalda - Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
Trope: please be my fake boyfriend to get my ex off my back


“Listen, I don’t know you but my gut tells me you’re a good guy,” Tony barrels on. Not that he should trust his gut after Ty but he’s really out of options. “I know this’ll sound crazy but I need your help. My ex has been stalking me for two days now. He’s really not happy about the break up and I thought he’d be over it after two months but he’s not. Anyway, would you maybe not be opposed to pretend to be here with me so he’d back off?”
fic  f:Marvel  f:MCU  f:Avengers  s:Tony/Steve  s:Steve/Bucky  fake_relationship  short  'ao3  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world 
5 days ago by esther_a
down the mountain runs - blackkat - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
“I can't stop,” Tobirama protests, but he shrugs on the yukata and slides down with a sigh that sounds like relief. Pauses, eyes snapping open again, and rolls up. “I forgot to record the seal variation as it applies to a shorter stay in the pocket dimension—”

Obito catches his shoulder and hauls him back down as he settles on the far edge of the futon. “Yeah, no, your solution to keeping me in the Senju Clan was a fake relationship, you're not messing around with any seals involving Kamui right now. Go the fuck to sleep.”
fic  id:blackkat  f:Naruto  timetravel  fixit  fake_relationship  s:unspecified  short  'ao3 
8 days ago by esther_a
Oh! You Pretty Things - CloudAtlas
Clint wasn't available to be Kate's fake date for this awful dinner party so, like any self respecting adult, Kate advertised on Craigslist for one.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Marvel-616  AU:modern_day/real_world  femslash  fake_relationship  s:unspecified  short  'ao3 
11 days ago by esther_a
Do You Remember Love? - psiten - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
Almost ten years after the Paladins saved this reality, and all the rest of them, they face what may be their greatest challenge of all: make Shiro seem boring, because if they don't, their real mission can't even start. Can they do it? Will their plan fail? Most importantly, will Bii Boh-Bii ever forgive them for ruining his artistic vision with their petty real life relationship drama?

"Wow. It's like I stepped into a movie."

"You did," Veronica told Curtis. She could barely contain her smile as she pushed her glasses up on her nose. This was her favorite part. "The 'Where Are They Now?' documentary segment of the Voltron Legendary Defender finale will be filming in late summer/early fall. We plan to use it to solidify the fake marriage story with the media. Your first mission objective is to have the world's most cliché and boring whirlwind romance, such that when documentary filming happens, the directors have nothing to say about it except, 'And they lived happily ever after, we guess.' Any questions?"
fic  id:psiten  f:Voltron  slash  s:Shiro/Keith  established_relationship  fake_relationship  social-media  futurefic  fixit  humor  explicit  extra-long  'ao3 
4 weeks ago by esther_a
human childcare for the occult (and ethereal) - suzukiblu - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The Dowlings miraculously need a nanny and a gardener at the same time, and Aziraphale suggests they flip for it. Crowley takes one moment to picture Aziraphale nannying anyone and calls dibs. It’s not that Aziraphale’s terrible with humans, he’s just, well. Terrible with humans. Truly, truly terrible.

He doesn’t want to deal with Aziraphale getting metaphorically guillotined or kicking up security’s paranoia, basically. A gardener can be a little odd, and no one will notice or care. Except Warlock, perhaps, as the only other person with any real reason to spend much time out on the lawn, but Warlock’s the one they want noticing so that’ll be fine, Crowley’s sure.

Even if it does make him cringe a little, leaving Aziraphale in charge of the plants.
fic  id:suzukiblu  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  getting-together  fake_relationship  kidfic  'ao3 
5 weeks ago by esther_a
if we never see daylight - dirty_diana - Iron Fist (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Danny gets arrested.


Ward checks out of the windows for aliens or ninjas or anything exploding, but it's just the usual New York skyline lit brighter than the moon. "Should I get my gun?" he asks."

"No!" Danny says loudly. Then he takes a breath, and tries again. He tucks his thumbs into the sleeves of his hoodie. "It's more like a personal favor."
fic  f:Marvel  f:IronFist  slash  s:unspecified  marriage:arranged  fake_relationship  getting-together  cute  'ao3 
5 weeks ago by esther_a
You, Soft and Only - FayJay - Good Omens [Archive of Our Own]
He hadn’t expected a sudden lapful of angel.

“Very sorry about this,” Aziraphale said, and kissed him.
nf  podfic  id:fayjay  id:TheHoyden  f:GoodOmens  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  fake_relationship 
6 weeks ago by esther_a
The Lazy Man's Guide to Finding Love - GremlinSR - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Shikamaru’s parents are pressuring him to pick a wife before he becomes clan head. Neji’s clan is getting ready to marry him off to a stuffy Hyuuga unless he puts forward a better candidate. Good thing Shikamaru’s a genius and can see the obvious (and easy) solution to both their problems.
fic  f:Naruto  slash  s:unspecified  marriage:arranged  fake_relationship  getting-together  explicit  'ao3  id:GremlinSR 
7 weeks ago by esther_a
You, Soft and Only - thehoyden - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
He hadn’t expected a sudden lapful of angel.

“Very sorry about this,” Aziraphale said, and kissed him.
fic  id:TheHoyden  f:GoodOmens  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  fake_relationship  slow-burn  explicit  'ao3  TV-verse 
8 weeks ago by esther_a
A Little Positive Publicity - Jedi Buttercup (jedibuttercup) - Tin Man (2007) [Archive of Our Own]
What was DG really scared of, anyway? That Cain would say no? They'd already rescued each other from much worse than a little awkwardness.
fic  id:JediButtercup  f:TinMan  het  s:DG/Wyatt  fake_relationship  post-canon  short  'ao3 
10 weeks ago by esther_a
Autumn Reveries - qikiqtarjuaq - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Wei Wuxian expected to hear news of Jiang Yanli’s marriage to Jin Zixuan when she came to Yiling. Instead, she brought with her reports of a sinister plot, along with a shocking marriage offer from Lan Wangji.
fic  f:MDZS  slash  s:WeiWuxian/LanWangJi  fake_relationship  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fixit  getting-together  'ao3  anonymous  awesome  plotty  f:MXTX 
11 weeks ago by esther_a
Take my heart - gixi_ninja - 琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A modern fake!dating AU where Lin Shu and Jingyan pretend to be boyfriends to avoid an arranged marriage.
fic  f:NirvanaInFire  slash  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  s:unspecified  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3 
may 2019 by esther_a
resonant frequencies - chinxe - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
In which Wei Wuxian decides that the best way to deal with being in love with Lan Wangji is to pretend to date him for three weeks.

It goes about as well as can be expected.
fic  f:MDZS  slash  s:WeiWuxian/LanWangJi  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3  f:MXTX 
may 2019 by esther_a
Secret Route Unlocked - Kyogre - 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngshiù [Archive of Our Own]
Chapters: 35/35
Fandom: 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngshiù
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Liǔ Qīnggē/Shěn Yuán | Shěn Qīngqiū, Luo Binghe & Liu Mingyan, Luò Bīnghé & Shěn Yuán | Shěn Qīngqiū
Characters: Shěn Yuán | Shěn Qīngqiū, Liǔ Qīnggē, Liǔ Míngyān, Luò Bīnghé
Additional Tags: Fake/Pretend Relationship, Original Character(s), Humor, Romance, Sharing a Bed, Handcuffed Together, Everyone Thinks They're Together, Unrequited love for Luo Binghe, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Eventual Happy Ending

Getting out of an arranged marriage by pretending to date? Check. Thrown into a trial while tied together? Check. Forced to share a room and a bed? Check. Kiss under the influence? Check!

Every tired, cliche romance trope possible as applied to liushen.
feat. Luo Binghe's journey through unrequited feelings and making one (1) actual friend
slash  fic  f:ScumVillain  long  slow-burn  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3  s:ShenQingqiu/LiuQingge  f:MXTX 
april 2019 by esther_a
Partners, Parents, or None of the Above - DarkFairytale - The Umbrella Academy (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Kenny's mom assuming that Diego and Klaus were A) a couple and B) Number 5's parents was both bemusing and amusing at the time. But that was because it was the only time it had ever happened. Now though? Now they just can't understand why these misunderstandings keep happening.
fic  f:Misc.TV  gen  fake_relationship  humor  'ao3 
march 2019 by esther_a
Catching the Snitch - abluestocking - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
In which a Ministry dinner, a sibling rivalry, and a Quidditch tournament changed the course of Padma Patil's life in a way she never expected.
fic  femslash  futurefic  f:HarryPotter  s:unspecified  EWE  getting-together  fake_relationship  'ao3 
february 2019 by esther_a
Among Friends - emilyenrose - 琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Jingyan rolled his eyes a little. “I mean that there is no need to be secretive,” he said. He nodded at Meng, who was looking both confused and alarmed. “It is unkind of you, Sir Su, to force Commander Meng to tell lies; it makes him very uncomfortable.”
fic  id:emilyenrose  f:NirvanaInFire  slash  fake_relationship  trope-subversion  humor  ficlet  'ao3  crack 
january 2019 by esther_a
Days When the Rains Came - HugeAlienPie - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Allison and Stiles have rogue hunters on their tails. Derek has a bar and three overly helpful betas. Stiles and Allison are devising a fake dating scheme to throw off the hunters. Derek is never getting his quiet bar back.
fic  f:TeenWolf  slash  s:Stiles/Derek  AU  AU:canon_divergence  getting-together  fake_relationship  trope-subversion  futurefic  'LJ 
january 2019 by esther_a
True North - lavvyan - Hawaii Five-0 (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
“Tell you what, my dad’s throwing his annual Christmas Ball on Saturday. It’s not a trip to Aspen or anything, but it is nice. Fancy food and everything. You guys should come!”

On the trail of a suspected war criminal, Steve and Danny have to go undercover at a fancy ball. The sacrifices they make for the job.

Oh, and Steve's pining like the taiga. Nothing new there.
fic  id:lavvyan  f:hawaii5-0  slash  s:Danny/Steve  fake_relationship  undercover  short  'ao3  pining 
december 2018 by esther_a
Mistakes Were Made - coveredinfeels - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
The Iron Bull gets roped into fake dating a friend, and then unexpected feelings happen.

The real issue: the friend he's fake dating is Rilienus, and the guy he's having feelings for is Rilienus' super hot but kind of an asshole ex, Dorian Pavus.
fic  id:coveredinfeels  f:DragonAge  f:DA:Inquisition  slash  s:IronBull/Dorian  fake_relationship  getting-together  AU:modern_with_magic  'ao3  trope-subversion 
december 2018 by esther_a
A Guy Like You Should Wear A Warning - Laura Kaye (laurakaye) - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
The words on his arm were crisp and clear, written in a rushed-looking scrawl like someone had taken a purple marker to Phil’s skin.

So I take it that second honeymoon isn’t working out the way you’d hoped?

Phil’s legs went out from under him and he sat down with a painful thud, all brain processes diverted to the task of staring at his arm and wondering—and wondering—

Phil was waiting, was the thing. Not for sex—definitely not for that—but for romance, for a relationship. He knew that not every soulbond was sexual or romantic in nature, but most were, and he wanted that, wanted the kind of marriage his parents had, bound together in every possible way.
And he was going to meet his soulmate on his second honeymoon?
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  slash  s:Clint/Phil  AU  soulbonds  fake_relationship  identityporn  getting-together  explicit  'ao3  humor  f:MCU  AU:Worldbuilding 
november 2018 by esther_a
So Bright - lemonoclefox - Shadowhunters (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"You want me," Magnus says, "to pretend to be your boyfriend."
He sounds wholly unimpressed, and Alec has a moment of panic when he hears it out loud.
"Yes," he says. "Temporarily."
"You want me to fake date you," Magnus says flatly. It's not even a question, but more a way of really driving the point home about how dumb the idea is.
"Pretty much."
Magnus narrows his eyes.
"You do realize that this never works out well in movies, right?" he says. "Ever."
Alec feels a distinct sense of embarrassment creep up now.
"Look, I―"


Alec has come out, but that doesn't stop his parents from their continuous attempts to set him up with a nice shadowhunter girl. So, what better way to finally get them off his back, than to say he has a boyfriend? Problem solved. Except they now apparently want to meet this guy, who doesn't exist. Thankfully, Magnus Bane -- who encouraged Alec to come out in the first place, and whose silent crush on Alec is just as bad as Alec's crush on him -- is more than happy to help. Even if the night doesn't end up going entirely as planned.
fic  f:Shadowhunters  slash  s:Alec/Magnus  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3 
november 2018 by esther_a
Black Cat, Pink Flamingo - Edonohana - Legally Blonde (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Elle was in pink, of course. But while her amazing array of pink outfits normally made Vivian think of flamingos and pink Corvettes and Watermelon Wave Bubblicious with the liquid center, this one made Vivian think of women’s lips parting to accept a kiss, the nipples of women who are naturally blonde, and the wet pink folds of a woman’s—

Vivian forcibly yanked her thoughts off that track.
fic  id:rachelmanija  f:LegallyBlonde  femslash  s:Elle/Vivian  undercover  fake_relationship  short  explicit  'ao3  getting-together 
october 2018 by esther_a
Money Might Talk but a Picture is Forever - Sholio - Iron Fist (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Misty gets Ward's help with a case.
Kinda flirty, could be pre-relationship, but basically gen.
fic  id:Sholio  f:Marvel  f:IronFist  gen  fake_relationship  short  humor  'ao3  f:MCU 
october 2018 by esther_a
i would pull the stars from heaven for you (but you would never ask) - juurensha - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
Midoriya needs a date for PR purposes, and Todoroki agrees to play along.

(The fact that Todoroki has been in love with him since they were fifteen has nothing to do with that.)
fic  f:BNHA  slash  s:Izuku/Shouto  fake_relationship  pining  long  getting-together  'ao3  fluff 
october 2018 by esther_a
The Accidental Hale Brood - Julibean19 - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I know, I just…” Derek trailed off, rubbing his forehead with both hands, frustrated that the right words weren’t coming to him.

“What?” Stiles asked honestly, pulling on one of Derek’s wrists until he could see his expression again.

Derek’s heart pounded in his chest so loud he figured even Stiles could hear it. He inhaled deeply and let the air out slowly through his nose, trying to keep his voice even. “When we take them places, and spend time with them, and make them smile… it feels like…”

“It feels like they’re yours,” Stiles finished for him, licking his lips before snagging the bottom one between his teeth.

“No,” Derek said, taking Stiles by surprise. “It feels like they’re ours.”

“Oh,” Stiles said simply, mouth still slightly open while he contemplated Derek’s words.

Or, the one in which Stiles and Derek have been BCPD partners for years when they are assigned Halloween duty and run into a couple of kids from the orphanage. One fake marriage and two real adoptions later, they somehow become a family.
fic  f:TeenWolf  futurefic  slash  s:Stiles/Derek  long  kidfic  getting-together  fake_relationship  'ao3 
september 2018 by esther_a
The Perils of Paparazzi - Artemispolarbear - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
A group of villains targets the former Number One hero. The mass media thinks he and a certain voice hero are dating. With Hizashi as a convenient body guard, queue shenanigans
fic  f:BNHA  s:Aizawa/Hizashi/Toshinori  fake_relationship  getting-together  slash  poly  'ao3 
september 2018 by esther_a
Pull Me Down Hard - BossToaster (ChaoticReactions) - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
Five times Shiro unintentionally teased Matt, and one time it was on purpose.

Or: "A study of the effects of Takashi Shirogane on a body in space" by Holt, Matthew, PhD
fic  f:Voltron  slash  s:Shiro/Matt  pining  fake_relationship  5things  getting-together  'ao3 
september 2018 by esther_a
we're either a romance novel or a cheap teen drama - blackkat - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Kurenai looks thoughtful. “So you want help picking someone who will annoy him?”

“I want help picking someone who will give him an aneurism,” Asuma corrects, because he’s always been a fan of go big or go home.

“Pissing off the mayor seems like a bad idea,” Raidō ventures after a moment, but he’s already looking around the lunchroom, scanning for targets.

Asuma snorts. “I'm not pissing off the mayor, I'm pissing off my father,” he says. “Despite what he wants to think, there is a difference.”
fic  id:blackkat  f:Naruto  slash  s:unspecified  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  'ao3  humor  fake_relationship  AU:School 
september 2018 by esther_a
Drew a Line for You - BossToaster (ChaoticReactions) - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
Working within the cultural norms of different planets can be difficult. The Voltron team have become adept at rolling with the punches. Having to pretend to be married to Keith is not the worst or the strangest thing Shiro has done in space.

It might be the hardest. Or, rather, hiding that he's actually in love with his best friend will be the hardest.
fic  f:Voltron  slash  s:Shiro/Keith  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3  pining 
september 2018 by esther_a
Out of This Place - Sineala - The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
After the return of the Eagle, Marcus takes Esca to Rome to meet the rest of his family. Esca decides to alleviate the pressures of the situation by pretending what Marcus' family assumes: that he and Marcus are romantically involved. Maybe he should have consulted Marcus first.
fic  id:Sineala  f:TheEagle  slash  s:Esca/Marcus  fake_relationship  family  'ao3 
september 2018 by esther_a
palimpsest - fireinmywoods - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“Skip to the point, Jim. The sooner you spit it out, the sooner I can refuse and get back to work.”

“It’s really no big deal,” Jim says as the door slides closed behind them. “I just need you to come down to Hearth with us…as my husband.”

The Enterprise has been sent to negotiate reaccession to the Federation with an isolationist religious group known as the Kindred. While there, Jim notices that some of the children seem to be gravely ill. The problem is, the Kindred practice faith healing and refuse to allow a doctor to be brought in. So Jim does what he does best: he improvises.
fic  f:StarTrekAOS  slash  s:Kirk/McCoy  fake_relationship  casefic  established_relationship  'ao3 
august 2018 by esther_a
Peak Homosexual - K_K_TiBal - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
You know that thing that happens where you hear something really homophobic in public so you gay it up as much as you can? This is that story.
fic  f:Supernatural  slash  s:Dean/Castiel  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  short  fake_relationship  humor  'ao3  getting-together 
august 2018 by esther_a
cream white moon - couldaughter - 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“It’s certainly a pleasure,” said Yunlan, turning to look at the storefront that concealed the club, hands in his pockets, rocking back onto his heels. The line of his body drew Shen Wei’s eye, and, he assumed, the eye of any sentient being with any sense. “Good job on the outfit, by the way. It’ll do nicely.”

This was an unexpected danger.
fic  slash  undercover  fake_relationship  short  'ao3  f:Guardian  s:ZhaoYunlan/ShenWei 
august 2018 by esther_a
Pomp and Circumstance - thatrandomnpc - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
The cover of new lovers is admittedly not a bad one. Most people have the tendency to politely look the other way with a romantic couple in public. Given Izuna’s skill at establishing the outflow of rumors from Konoha as those of stability of cohesion, most of these civilians won’t even pay the startled sort of attention those in the village would to see them working without open argument.

It’s just that Hashirama and Izuna are blissfully ignorant of the fact that Madara and Tobirama have been sleeping together for a little over three months now.
fic  f:Naruto  founder-era  slash  s:Tobirama/Madara  established_relationship  undercover  fake_relationship  explicit  'ao3  trope-subversion 
august 2018 by esther_a
Paradise / Purgatory - KuriKuri - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
“This resort has been suspected of smuggling weapons into Japan via sea routes for the past few years, but the local police have been unable to find any concrete evidence,” Tsuragamae explains.

“So you want the two of us to find you that evidence,” Kayama surmises, paging through the documents in her folder idly.

“As discreetly as possible,” Tsuragamae confirms. “You’ll have a week.”

“Wait, when you say you want us to find evidence, you mean…?” Yū asks, gesturing awkwardly between herself and Kayama.

“It is a couples’ resort,” Kayama snorts, giving Yū an unimpressed look.
fic  id:KuriKuri  f:BNHA  femslash  s:unspecified  undercover  fake_relationship  casefic  'ao3 
july 2018 by esther_a
Untitled, redux - Helenish
Arthur, extraordinarily capable by any standard, is not exactly built for certain types of subterfuge.
fic  f:Inception  slash  s:Eames/Arthur  fake_relationship  undercover  roleplay  kink  explicit  'ao3 
june 2018 by esther_a
Everybody Loves Prompto - yodepalma - Final Fantasy XV [Archive of Our Own]
So Prompto is a cutie & of course people notice this. Sometimes they get a little too insistent with their flirting or Prompto is too shy or flustered to tell them to back off or the person just straight up doesn't take the hint. So the bros intervene, taking turns to pretend to be Prompto's boyfriend to scare the unwanted advances away.

Cue arms around shoulders, cute little kisses, glaring creeps into hell & just a bunch of protective but not possessive fluff!
fic  f:FF15  slash  s:team-poly  fake_relationship  short  'ao3 
june 2018 by esther_a
Sugar & Spice - KuriKuri - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
“I was thinking that you could maybe pretend to date me for a week?” Hizashi answers quickly. Shōta opens his mouth to protest, but before he can speak, Hizashi barrels on. “Just until the Halloween party! Then we can tell people that we realized we were better off as friends and break up!”

“No,” Shōta says flatly and increases his walking pace.
fic  slash  s:Aizawa/Hizashi  pre-canon  getting-together  fake_relationship  'ao3  id:KuriKuri  f:BNHA 
may 2018 by esther_a
I'm Coming Home - KuriKuri - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
“Dad, we’re not together,” Hizashi says, hoping against all odds that this time his words will get through his father’s thick skull. “Shōta and I are just friends.”
fic  f:BNHA  slash  s:Aizawa/Hizashi  fake_relationship  domestic  getting-together  'ao3  id:KuriKuri 
may 2018 by esther_a
We Are So (Not) Married - MikeWritesThings - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
In which everyone thinks Hizashi and Shouta are married due to an incident and while the nation is struggling to decide if this is a good or bad thing, Hizashi's struggling with the urge to say out loud, "Damn, I wish we were actually married, though."
fic  slash  getting-together  fake_relationship  f:BNHA  s:Aizawa/Hizashi  'ao3 
may 2018 by esther_a
dirtynumbangelboy - magpie_fngrl - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
After Harry’s unfortunate encounter with his ex, Draco Malfoy makes him a proposition. Draco wants his parents to stop matchmaking him and Harry wants to make his ex jealous. All they need to do is simply pretend they’re in love. Problem is… Draco already is.
fic  f:HarryPotter  slash  s:Harry/Draco  futurefic  fake_relationship  EWE  'ao3 
may 2018 by esther_a
Fic: Something Smart to Do [kirk/spock, st: aos]
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.
fic  f:StarTrekAOS  slash  s:Kirk/Spock  5things  fake_relationship  'ao3  getting-together  undercover 
may 2018 by esther_a
couples blog au - masterpost
Keith and Shiro are roommates and best friends nurturing secret flames for each other. They’re broke as hell, and are looking for money when they get the idea to pretend to be a couple and run a couple’s blog for the money.

This series is completed and totals around 10k for the main story.
fic  f:Voltron  slash  s:Shiro/Keith  AU:modern_day/real_world  AU:sexwork  explicit  fake_relationship  pining  'tumblr 
april 2018 by esther_a
Lovefool by Kittendiamore
It starts, embarrassingly enough, with an ad from Craigslist: "I’m a 21 y.o art student (male), writing a thesis on the relationship between performance and the awareness of the audience. You don’t care about that. I’m an actor offering to give you the most dramatic night of your life. I’ll be your date to any event/function/family gathering, and convince your friends/family members that I’m either: the biggest mistake of your life or the best thing that ever happened to you. Up to you. I’m very good at what I do."
fic  f:CaptivePrince  slash  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  fake_relationship  s:Canon_Pairings  'ao3 
march 2018 by esther_a
mixers, my love - tigrrmilk
“Trish,” Jess says, against her better judgement, because Jessica Jones makes bad decisions. “If you ever need a fake date for a wedding to piss off these losers? Just make sure there’s an open bar and I’m there.”
fic  f:Marvel  f:JessicaJones  femslash  s:Jess/Trish  fake_relationship  short  'ao3  canon-what-canon  f:MCU 
march 2018 by esther_a
Thanksgiving With the Family - batneko - ワンパンマン | One-Punch Man [Archive of Our Own]
"Alone on Thanksgiving? Mad at your dad? Want to skip that long, insulting conversation about how you’re still single? About how your parents really want more grandchildren? Well, look no further!"

Garou just wanted a meal and some entertainment, he certainly didn't expect MUMEN RIDER of all people to have a dark family secret.

fic  f:OnePunchMan  slash  s:Garou/MumenRider  fake_relationship  'ao3  id:batneko 
march 2018 by esther_a
For the Sake of the Mission - TheKinkAwakens (thekinkawakens) - Star Wars Prequel Trilogy [Archive of Our Own]
Anakin and Obi-Wan have to go undercover as Padmé's husbands. Of course, no one mentioned the public display of 'pleasure' they'd have to put on to prove their loyalty to her.
fic  f:StarWars  f:SW:prequels  slash  poly  s:Obi-wan/Padme/Anakin  DeusSexMachina  fake_relationship  'ao3  made-them-do-it  voyeurism/exhibitionism 
february 2018 by esther_a
Lay That Pistol Down - Sholio - Agent Carter (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Peggy gets hurt on a case, and Jack's the lucky sucker who gets to deal with it.
fic  id:Sholio  f:Marvel  f:AgentCarter  gen  fake_relationship  h/c  short  'ao3  f:MCU 
february 2018 by esther_a
And Dream-Filled Nights (The True Confessions Remix) - Jain - The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison [Archive of Our Own]
Surely it was better for Maia to tell Csethiro the entire story rather than to attempt further secrecy and concealment, when he was failing so badly at the latter.
fic  f:GoblinEmperor  het  slash  s:Maia/Csethiro  s:Maia/Beshelar  fake_relationship  short  'ao3 
january 2018 by esther_a
just in it for the game - grim_lupine - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“It's excellent rehabilitation for my image,” Loki says, widening his eyes. “They love you, and because of that they'll trust me. You wouldn't ruin this for me, would you?”

Thor glares at him.

Loki’s mouth twitches. “Also, it's the funniest thing that's ever happened to me.”
fic  f:Marvel  f:Thor  slash  s:Loki/Thor  fake_relationship  humor  'ao3  explicit  f:MCU 
december 2017 by esther_a
No Country for Young Women - coyotesuspect - Discworld - Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
As a favor to Wazzer, Polly and Maladict go undercover as a couple at a peace conference to foil a plot. Unfortunately, they don't know what the plot is or who's doing the plotting.

Even more unfortunately, Maladict really wasn't kidding about vampires and structured lingerie.
fic  f:Discworld  femslash  s:Polly/Maladicta  undercover  fake_relationship  short  'ao3 
november 2017 by esther_a
The Opposite of a Problem - Sineala - Marvel (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
"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.)
fic  id:Sineala  f:Marvel  f:Marvel-616  slash  s:Tony/Steve  fake_relationship  getting-together  pining  short  'ao3 
november 2017 by esther_a
Maybe We Were Coming All Along - sassafrasx - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In retrospect, the "Prince on the Lam in Wales" Christmas headline was not what Arthur had intended.
fic  f:Merlin  slash  s:Arthur/Merlin  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  fake_relationship  pining  fluff  holidays  'ao3  long 
october 2017 by esther_a
The Marriage Benefit - miamadwyn
It's all about the money. [13,365 words]
How Granger And Snape Buggered The Ministry, The Board Of Governors,
Minerva And The Entire Hogwarts Staff
Whilst Finding True Love)
fic  f:HarryPotter  het  s:Hermione/Severus  humor  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3  EWE 
october 2017 by esther_a
an end, a start - knight_tracer, lady_ragnell - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
After the war against the First Order ends, everyone seems to want something from Rey, but all she wants is time to figure out what she wants. Finn and Poe propose a marriage that will keep everyone at bay until she's ready, and it seems like a good idea. The only danger is that she's really in love with them.
fic  f:StarWars  f:SW:TFA  het  slash  poly  s:Rey/Finn/Poe  fake_relationship  domestic  explicit  'ao3  id:lady_ragnell  podfic  id:knight_tracer 
september 2017 by esther_a
a truth so loud - tattooedsiren - Suits (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Mike knows that he’s staring, that his jaw has dropped from shock, and most ridiculously of all in the silence that follows Harvey’s declaration the only thing Mike can hear in his head is Mary Poppins’ voice saying close your mouth please, Michael, we are not a codfish.
So Mike makes the concerted effort to close his mouth, and then after a few more painfully awkward seconds Mike says, “I’m sorry, can you repeat that?”
Harvey sighs heavily. “I think we should get married.”
fic  f:Suits  slash  s:Harvey/Mike  fake_relationship  marriage:arranged  fluff  'ao3 
august 2017 by esther_a
The Bingo Book - flailinginlove - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Kakashi avoided relationships. He didn't want to put others in danger. So he couldn't understand why there was a face staring back at him, as a sub-entry to his own, in this Bingo Book. Umino Iruka (lover) the caption read. It didn't matter that it wasn't true. The Book was fact, and to Kakashi's enemies, Iruka had just become a weakness they could exploit.
fic  f:Naruto  slash  s:Iruka/Kakashi  long  fake_relationship  casefic  explicit  'ao3 
august 2017 by esther_a
Focus on What We're Capable of Becoming - punk_rock_yuppie - Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Four times the other Guardians pretended to be Peter’s date—and the one time it wasn’t pretend.

Or, Peter’s exes are showing up with a freakishly alarming frequency, and the other Guardians of the Galaxy take to pretending to be his date to avoid awkward scenes. Except, everything is still awkward, and nothing ends up being ‘pretend’ in the end.
fic  f:Marvel  f:GotG  poly  s:team-poly  fake_relationship  5things  'ao3  f:MCU 
june 2017 by esther_a
Pretend a Little - tolieawake - Grimm (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I know this is a lot to take in,” Renard said, spreading his hands and leaning forward over the desk. “But unfortunately, recent circumstances are forcing our hand.”

“Which means we have to date.”

“To give the appearance of dating, yes.”

Nick laughed. “This is insane.”
fic  f:Grimm  slash  s:Nick/Renard  long  fake_relationship  fluff  'ao3  cuddling 
june 2017 by esther_a
A Marriage of Hearts, by TAFKAB
A fake relationship fic with a minimum of fuss about transitioning into a not-fake relationship fic.
fic  f:Tolkien  f:LotR  slash  s:Legolas/Gimli  marriagefic  fake_relationship  explicit  'ao3  short 
may 2017 by esther_a
Pre-Existing Condition - Helenish
“Anyway, he’s staying with me for a while,” John says.

“My place got firebombed,” Matt says, reflexively.
pretending to be a couple for insurance purposes
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:DieHard  slash  s:McClane/Farrel  fake_relationship  domestic  'ao3 
april 2017 by esther_a
The Failure of Einstein's Universe - Annakovsky - The Big Bang Theory (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Penny desperately needs to save face in front of her ex, so Sheldon pretends to be her boyfriend. It's like Three's Company all up in here.
fic  f:BBT  het  yuletide  s:Penny/Sheldon  fake_relationship  getting-together  'ao3  locked 
february 2017 by esther_a
The Thin Man Takes a Husband - Diana Williams (dkwilliams) - Donald Strachey Mysteries (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A mistaken encounter plunges Timothy Callahan into an adventure, as he pretends to be married to the fascinating detective, Donald Strachey, in order to protect an elderly woman from a mysterious threat
fic  id:DianaWilliams  f:DonaldStrachey  s:Canon_Pairings  slash  yuletide  first-time  explicit  casefic  movie-verse  fake_relationship  undercover  getting-together  'ao3 
january 2017 by esther_a
The Nucleus Burning Inside of the Cell - Sineala - Marvel (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve's had a hopeless crush on Natasha Stark for years, but the rumors in the headlines about their passionate romance are just that: rumors. He knows he'd never really have a chance with her. But when the rumors become harder to ignore, the only way out is to give in, and Steve and Natasha must pretend to be in a relationship. The press is happy, their teammates are thrilled for them... and it's going to kill Steve.
fic  id:Sineala  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  comics-verse  AU:gender_changes  s:Tony/Steve  s:Canon_Pairings  'ao3  fake_relationship 
january 2017 by esther_a
Blooded Crown - astolat - Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game) [Archive of Our Own]
“You need not thank me,” Emhyr said. “I have an ulterior motive.”

It annoyed Geralt to be surprised. He should’ve known from the start. “Yeah?” The words came out with a little bite. “Have another daughter you need me to track down?”

“If I wished to hire you, I would hire you,” Emhyr said. “No: I want you to come to my bed.”
fic  id:astolat  f:Witcher  slash  fake_relationship  long  plotty  'ao3  s:Geralt/Emhyr 
january 2017 by esther_a
Alone this Yuletide - Emsiecat - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
After becoming increasingly irritated by overtures of romance from various Shire residents following the death of his mother four years ago, Bilbo is more than ready to resort to desperate measures. That is, up to and including pretending to be in a serious relationship with a certain surly blacksmith currently inhabiting the Bindbale Woods.

It's a good idea after all; all they have to do is pretend to be in love over the Yuletide period and Bilbo's family and suitors will surely leave him alone after that. It's perfect! And nothing can possibly go wrong, right? Certainly nothing as preposterous as falling for one another for real...
fic  f:Tolkien  f:Hobbit  slash  s:Bilbo/Thorin  AU  AU:canon_divergence  fluff  fake_relationship  'ao3  long 
january 2017 by esther_a
Highly Questionable - shrift - Almost Human [Archive of Our Own]
"Did you get a full charge last night? Because your colloquialism program is being a dick."
fic  id:shrift  f:AlmostHuman  slash  yuletide  undercover  fake_relationship  short  'ao3 
january 2017 by esther_a
truth deceived - Damkianna - The Sting (1973) [Archive of Our Own]
Henry and Johnny catch a blackmailer—by pretending they've got something to be blackmailed about. Except, of course, no one's doing as much pretending as anybody else thinks they are.
fic  f:TheSting  slash  s:unspecified  heist  fake_relationship  undercover  'ao3  yuletide 
january 2017 by esther_a
Fic: the warp and weft of your being [kirk/spock, star trek aos]
Spock eyes him. “When have I ever indicated a wish to become a captain? My current position suits me, and I am wholly satisfied with my placement on the Enterprise.”

Jim takes a deep breath, lets his PADD drop onto his desk. “I admit, that’s good to hear. But.” He meets Spock’s eyes. “I don’t think Starfleet will take no for an answer. They’re running a little short on qualified captains, and you’re an obvious choice.”

Spock’s jaw tightens. “I have made my wishes clear to them. I prefer the ability to focus on my scientific responsibilities.”

“I’m sorry,” Jim says, and he means it. God, he means it. “I can’t think of anything to keep you from promotion that won’t get you kicked out of Starfleet.”

“Then we are fortunate,” Spock says slowly, “that one of us is quite practiced in Starfleet regulations. I believe I may have… a solution, if we are agreed that my absence from the Enterprise would be regrettable and possibly disastrous.”
fic  f:StarTrekAOS  slash  s:Kirk/Spock  fake_relationship  'ao3 
december 2016 by esther_a
the games that we can handle - returnsandreturns - Gilmore Girls [Archive of Our Own]
“Okay,” Paris says, again, gesturing towards her erratically, “Here’s the plan. We need to make good on that admittedly questionable spring break kiss of our youth—that way, people will assume that we’re a lesbian power couple instead of two pathetic rapidly aging losers with no prospects whose freaking hearts go all a-flutter when they see a cute boy.”

“We’re not—anything in that sentence,” Rory says.
fic  f:Misc.TV  femslash  fake_relationship  'ao3  via:partofthewhole 
december 2016 by esther_a
Casual Encounters - zerodaysdone - Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie [Archive of Our Own]
In a vaguely futuristic AU of our world, where cyborgs are common, cars fly, and someone's trying to murder government officials, Seivarden Vendaai needs a date to piss off her mother for Thanksgiving. Enter Breq.
It all goes downhill from there.
fic  f:ImperialRadch  gen  AU  au:sci-fi  fake_relationship  crack  'ao3  holidays 
november 2016 by esther_a
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