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Reigen stared at him, his expression stern in the way Serizawa had learned it was when he didn’t have to keep up his customer service pleasantries. He stepped close to him and rested his forehead against his shoulder, hiding his expression. His quiet words, however, Serizawa could hear loud and clear.

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It just occurred to me that there’s a disappointing lack of of soulmate fics for the Rickmorty ship??? I don’t understand. Rickmorty is such a veritable goldmine for tropey soulmate fics. There are literally dozens of ways to write them. Like:

·A soulmate AU where anything you write on your skin appears on the exact place on your soulmate’s skin. Imagine Rick puzzling over why his arm is suddenly filled with childish doodles after decades of wondering why his skin never showed any soulmate writing.

·A soulmate AU where everyone has a timer counting down the exact moment you meet your soulmate. Imagine Morty meeting an old man at the front door, only for his timer to go off at the exact moment. Imagine how he feels after his mom tells him this old man is his grandfather.

·A soulmate AU where you only see in color once you meet eyes with your soulmate. Rick’s used to seeing in black and white for his whole life. Imagine his confusion when his vision suddenly floods with color after seeing his Morty for the first time.

·A soulmate AU where you switch bodies with your soulmate for one day on your eighteenth birthday. Imagine Morty being so excited about it he literally marks off the dates on a calendar, only to go to sleep on the eve of his eighteenth and wake up in Rick’s body.

·A soulmate AU fic with a literal “fuck-or-die” plot. Rick and Morty touch for the first time, and it sets off their hormones that make them downright irresistible to each other. But there’s a catch: if they do fuck, they’ll forever be bonded to each other and they’ll die if they fuck someone else afterwards.

·A soulmate AU with soulmates bearing a matching mark on their bodies. Morty’s mark is especially beautiful and he isn’t afraid to show it off. Rick drinks whenever he sees Morty’s mark because it’s an exact replica of the one he burned off his skin many years ago because it destroyed his marriage with his wife.

·A soulmate AU where platonic soulmates exist, and there’s some delicious angst as the two sort out their feelings. Both Rick and Morty try to convince themselves into thinking that they’re just platonic soulmates when all evidence points otherwise.

·A soulmate AU where soulmates get a pleasurable jolt akin to an orgasm whenever they touch. Imagine Rick and Morty first dodging each other, avoiding physical contact, and having to endure weird questions about their strange behavior from the rest of the family. Imagine them eventually being unable to keep their hands off each other anyway.

·A soulmate AU where a worldwide event suddenly causes everyone to hear the thoughts of their soulmate. Imagine the awkwardness one of them might feel when they realize how long the other has harbored feelings for them. Bonus points if it’s Rick with the unrequited feelings and he just sleeps around with everyone else to keep his mind off Morty. Extra bonus points if it’s unrequited on both ends!

Just… rickmorty soulmate fics, man. The possibilities are endless. I need more fics!

The show goes out of its way to point out how complementary these two are in almost every way. Why aren’t we taking advantage of a trope that can highlight this fact so well???

If anyone else has any ideas, feel free to add!