alright, so high school au. mindy and danny are the top students in their grade (mindy’s #1 and danny’s #2 by a slight margin, but danny denies this whenever anyone asks - it’s usually just his annoying buddy jeremy who likes to tease him about it anyways). mindy’s the star of the debate team and founder of the fashion design club, danny’s on the track team and he tried to run for student council once but he started sweating through his t-shirt during his speech and people were put off by this, for some reason.
they’ve been enemies from the very start, mostly because only one of them can be the valedictorian and mindy keeps insisting that danny must’ve had to repeat a few grades because shouldn’t he be like, graduating from college by now? (“WE’RE THE SAME AGE.”) mr. schulman, their science teacher, notices their rivalry and decides to pair them together for the final project that will basically determine their mark for the year. mindy and danny are furious, and gwen and jeremy get an earful later that day.
and you see where this is going. danny and mindy have to start working together despite their silly rivalry! maybe danny invites mindy over to his house after school to work on the project, mindy asks where his parents are and danny offhandedly notes that his mom doesn’t get home from work until late and his dad left when he was young, so he usually has to watch richie and make him dinner and whatnot and mindy’s so moved by this that she offers to stay over and help with dinner and danny’s like what?? no, that’s ridiculous, let’s just finish this dumb project and you can stop pretending to care about me but mindy just ignores him and somehow the three of them end up eating macaroni + cheese while watching a ken burns documentary (mindy and richie make i’m-falling-asleep-from-sheer-boredom faces at each other behind danny’s back and he doesn’t notice bc he’s too enraptured)
BASICALLY THEY FALL IN LOVE BECAUSE OF A SCIENCE PROJECT THE END.
You guys make me so smiley I love you
Tatiana Maslany on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on Sunday March 9, 2014.
Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)
- pretending to be married/fake dating
- high school/college AU
- handcuffed together
- next-door neighbors AU
- secretly a virgin
- be careful what you wish for
- accidental baby acquisition
- truth or dare
- sharing a bed
- road trip
- groundhog’s day/time travel
- curtain fic/domestic fic