How I met your mother AU:
Tracy tells the story of how she met Ted.

“Kids, I’ll tell you the story of how I met your father, although there is more than just one story. Over the years we have met multiple times, but when I mean the day we met, I’ll always mean the story of your father teaching the wrong class and how this coincidence led to us eventually meeting for real. So even the decisions you think are irrelevant, can lead you to being at the right place at the right time.”


You see, the universe has a plan kids, and that plan is always in motion. A butterfly flaps its wings, and it starts to rain. It’s a scary thought but it’s also kind of wonderful. All these little parts of the machine constantly working, making sure that you end up exactly where you’re supposed to be, exactly when you’re supposed to be there. The right place at the right time.


People were really happy to see Ted happy after all this time. He’s probably suffered the most of all the characters on the show. He’s been punched around literally and figuratively, and I think there was some relief seeing him happy and with a person who loves his jokes and got his weird things because she has her own weird things. It’s just the happiness of someone you care about. I think that speaks to something really nice. That people care about him, they care about the show and want him to be okay.
- Josh Radnor


Lily bets Marshall that Ted and Robin won’t end up together.

Ted: Damn it, Lily! Why are you rooting against me? Lily: I’m not rooting against you. I just don’t think Robin’s the girl you marry. That’s why I made the stupid bet to begin with.