Okay I love it when I see massive AU idea posts. I love it a lot. But they’re always like here have a bland coffee shop AU. And it’s not that I don’t love Coffee Shop AUs, because I do, but come on peeps, get creative, blend your AUs. So I made a set, and mind you they’re not particularly great but I figure somebody’ll get inspired and post a better set.
Werewolf Coffee Shop AU - Being A is a barista and Being B loves their coffee. Being A notices that Being B isn’t looking as perky as normal and puts some chocolate in their coffee because everybody loves chocolate, right? Unfortunately Being B is a werewolf and because of that chocolate has some odd effects on them (the odd effects being anything from a [hopefully mild] allergic reaction to whatever mystic mojo you’re feeling like [truth serum anyone?]). After a profuse and thoroughly sincere apology from Being A, they go out to get coffee together and Being B orders the coffee this time. (Bonus: Being B puts something (that is not harmful) in Being A’s coffee as a mild revenge joke, i.e. jalapeños.)
Secret Mind Reader Coffee Shop AU - Being A is a Barista, Being B comes in to get coffee that’s only second to the view. They accidentally project this thought very loudly in Being A’s direction. Being A has a moral dilemma being a secret mind reader and all. OTP fluff happens. OR OTP is already in a relationship / Being B knows Being A is a secret mind reader. Being B Projects these thoughts on purpose because watching Being A fight to not react is too funny. ACE OPTION - Instead of projecting thoughts about doing the hanky-panky, they could pose inane questions (i.e. do penguins have knees? Are bees ticklish?) Or project out a desire to cuddle and watch a favorite movie together.
Vampire Bookstore AU - Being A is a vampire that owns a bookstore full of very carefully handled first editions (they were alive when the book first came out); Being B is a major night owl with a craving for books. Being B is shocked and then delighted to find that no matter what time of night they wander out on the hunt for books, Being A’s bookstore is open. Awkward ritual of book nerdage commences. Fluff.
Merperson Life Guard AU - Being A ritually pretends to drown because they have no chill and anytime Being B shows up they trip over their own tongue and / or say really stupid / obvious stuff. Being B is a Merperson who has a job as a life guard. How fishy and what kind of fishy they are and how much the rest of their world knows about merpeople and their fishy rituals is up to you. Bonus: Being A accidentally does all the right courting gestures for merperson society and they don’t even realize it because they’re too busy losing their chill over Being B. Can easily be turned Polyamourus because Mermaids don’t have to follow conventional human dating “rules.”
Park Ranger Dryad / Nymph AU - Being A is a Dryad / Nymph / Whatever-you-want-to-call-a-tree-person who works in a very large Park or Forest. Being B has no sense of direction and is lost. Being A finds them and guides them to the exit. They talk and OTP stuff happens.
Fortune teller TV host AU - Being A is the Host of the Reality TV Show “Perfect Vibes” (Or whatever name you want) where they use their fortune telling to match make the people who come on the show. Possibly it’s a multi-part show where their co-host communes with the dead or whatever. Point is Being A does Fortune Telling Stuffs to help people find True Love. Being B is either peer pressured onto the show, or comes onto the show as a joke. Cue Being A being all “oh no, this is my True Love?” When their (hopefully over dramatic and thoroughly ridiculous) existential crisis is over OTP stuff happens.
Ace / Succubus Cat-Sitting AU - Being A is ace and going on vacation. They find a book somewhere somehow that is actually an accurate summoning tome for various demons of all kinds. For whatever reason they decide it’s a good idea to summon a succubus / demon (could go generic demon and pick a succubus by accident) to cat-sit for them (who knows maybe they’re drunk, maybe they’re sleep deprived, maybe the part of their brain that goes "this is a bad idea” is just not on atm, whatever). They’re super worried about their adorable fluff-ball, yo. The summoning actually works to Being A’s surprise. Cue Being B trying to seduce Being A while Being A is not affected and is trying to figure out how to get Being B to cat-sit without sacrificing their soul. They hit it off for whatever reason, and Being A becomes Being B’s Person (much like there is no cat owner only a cat’s chosen person). Substitute animal of your preference if cats don’t work for you / your OTP.
Dragon Hording AU - Being A is a dragon with an unusual horde; Being B studies Dragon Hordes for whatever reason. Cue interesting world building and fluff as your OTP asks about the weird things each other collect (maybe being B has a mini-horde of their own that they steadfastly deny because, “It’s not a horde, it is a collection. There’s a difference.”). OTP Fluff.
Harpy delivery AU - Being A likes to order things online because Being B has a job delivering packages. Because Being B is a Harpy they can get any package anywhere at speeds that are much faster than typical shipping methods. After they’ve gotten to know each other, Being A orders either a package of air or something that they know Being B likes and has it delivered to a little surprise picnic (made up of easily portable food in case Being B needs to get up and go) that they set up for the express purpose of asking Being B out. Can easily be made polyamorous for the same reason as mermaids above.
So if you want to do something a little different with your OTP maybe you’ll like this?