🔥 Soulmate AUs.
I don’t get the ‘first thing the soulmate says is written on your body’ trope at all. I mean, I comprehend it, and I’ve liked fics that used it (recced them, even!), but I don’t get why it is a trope in the first place. I’m immediately distracted by trying to figure causality in the universe and … like, are we going for THAT level of predestination, really? Can’t we just have matching abstract marks or flat-out telepathy or something?
(It’s particularly jarring in SW. Always in motion is the future!!)