@aerequets owns my creativity now and I can’t stop thinking about this post she made so uh. Here’s my stab at a TDP x ML AU.
The elves are looking for two missing Miraculous, the jewels that are supposed to belong to the dragons which can bestow magic powers. Long ago, they were created using Dark Magic by humans, and they’re immensely powerful, both of which mean that the elves want it nowhere near the humans. (They were probably created using unicorn body parts but given how little we know about the unicorns in canon I’ll hold off from that.)
The Moonshadow elves send a very small, very elite force of spies to Katolis, where they believe the Miraculous are being kept. They come with the two most powerful: the Ladybug Earrings and Cat Ring.
Rayla, of course, is on this mission. Using her powers every night, she has to disguise herself with illusion magic.
She works as the royal tailor’s apprentice. Runaan is there too, but he doesn’t have a position in the castle, so she’s the one doing most of the spying itself.
The first day she goes into work, disguised as a human, she has both the Miraculous on her, just in case. After all, if their suspicions are correct and the Butterfly and Peacock Miraculous are in the castle, she’ll need to be ready.
(Yes I know it doesn’t make sense for her to have both the Miraculous, shhhhh)
First thing in the morning, she meets one of the princes -- Callum.
Immediately, Callum takes a liking to her. She’s the only person in the castle his age -- there’s Claudia, who’s a year older than him, and Ezran, who’s a few years younger, but all of them have seemed somewhat removed from her.
She’s skeptical of him, of course. Why wouldn’t she be? He’s human, and humans are dangerous at best.
Until finally.... the Butterfly Miraculous holder releases an akuma.
(Side note: Who’s getting akumatized? I feel like it could be Soren, but maybe his akumatization could come later, because it’s not like Ivan is a super major character. The baker, maybe? I’m blanking on his name but the one who hates Ezran.)
She runs away from Callum, who has her trapped in conversation, to transform. In the process, she drops something -- the cat ring.
Callum doesn’t see where it came from, so he picks it up out of curiosity. Lo and behold, it’s a magical artifact.
Ladybug and Chat Noir (who I should probably give fancier, more medieval-European sounding names to) meet each other and immediately don’t like each other because of course they wouldn’t. She’s a blood-thirsty, evil elf, and he’s a power-hungry, stealing human!
But they’re both looking for the greater good, and they both want this akuma to stop attacking. So they work together.
Ladybug nearly gets crushed at some point, but just at the last moment, Chat Noir saves her.
After the battle is over, they talk.
Obviously, neither fully trusts the other. They both want the Miraculous but most importantly neither are willing to give them up.
There’s an unspoken agreement between them: First we get the Butterfly Miraculous, then we work this out.
But Rayla can’t stop thinking about the brave human who saved her for no reason, not even once she goes back to Runaan just to get chewed out by him.
And Callum can’t stop thinking about the mysterious tailor’s apprentice who disappeared right before he got his Miraculous. He suspects she might be related, but....
Bonus: other Miraculous holders
Butterfly!Viren doesn’t want to bring his wife back to life. He wants to give himself actual magic powers so he doesn’t have to resort to Dark Magic and she’ll come back.
Peacock!Claudia, obviously. But also.... Fox!Claudia?? (I mean.... she is Callum’s friend.......)
Turtle!Soren, obviously but also he’d vibe with the Monkey
I’m split between Bee!Ezran and Mouse!Ezran
Rabbit!Aanya. The girl was MADE for it. Not only would she be an excellent Rabbit Miraculous holder, but also it totally fits the color scheme.
And then all the characters who wouldn’t get a Miraculous in actual Miraculous on account of being adults but we’re gonna ignore that:
(They also probably wouldn’t get them in this AU for a variety of other reasons but. Again. Ignore.)
I wanna do Opeli, Harrow, and Janai too but it’s late and my brain isn’t functioning
Anyway show me bumbling Cat!Callum and Human!Rayla struggling to function around each other PLEASE
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bad blind dates are a great excuse to hang out with the cute bartender. rating: 12/10
Dean Winchester and the Patron Saint of Blind Dates by @goldenraeofsun
Tags: Minor Ruby/Sam Winchester, Benny Lafitte & Dean Winchester Friendship, Dean Winchester Has Self-Worth Issues, Angst with a Happy Ending, Bartender Castiel (Supernatural), Minor Dean Winchester/Other(s), Alternate Universe - Human, Mutual Pining, Fluffy ending y'all, because i am weak, Blind Date
Dean Winchester's friends are a bunch of traitors. So he had a bad breakup two years ago and hasn't gotten back on the horse. Their intervention - a series of blind dates - can't be the solution.
But if this'll get his friends to stop, Dean can choke down over-priced spaghetti, make forced conversation, and drink whatever random cocktail the blue-eyed weirdo bartender makes for him next.
At least Cas has his back. One nod from Dean, and he'll swoop down from behind the bar and make excuses for Dean to bail. It would be a perfect system - except Dean can't stop trading knowing looks with Cas and focus on his damn dates instead.
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Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Derek Hale, Stiles Stilinski, Cora Hale, Scott McCall (Teen Wolf), Erica Reyes, Vernon Boyd, Jackson Whittemore
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Werewolves Are Known, Kid Fic, Kindergarten Teacher Stiles Stilinski, Firefighter Derek Hale, Found Family, Foster Care, Adopted Children, Mutual Pining, no beta we die like men, Single Parent Derek Hale
The first time Derek sees Stiles, he’s sitting cross-legged next to a kiddie pool filled with floating plastic fish just outside the door of his classroom, clapping his hands along with the rest of the kids around him as a boy in blue reaches out with a net to scoop one up. There’s a sandbox on the other side of the door that kids are pawing through, nudging each other as they dig up magnetic letters, and through the door Derek can see the rest of the students sprawled across the room reading books.