Okay so I came up with this great AU idea and I decided I'm gonna post it here so here you go
Imagine a charm necklace AU.
Everyone gets a charm necklace at birth with one charm on it. This charm being a small plate with the person’s birth date on it.
Throughout their lives, they find more charms scattered about in their daily life. One in their bookbag, another in the bottom of a cup of coffee, just showing up wherever they’ll find them.
Now imagine each charm representing a significant life event in the near future.
Some are obvious, like a coffin indicating that they will have a secondhand experience with death soon. Some are more cryptic and require more thought. The individual can decipher what each charm means for themselves, or they can just wait for destiny to take its course.
But what about soulmates, you may ask?
Soulmate charms are themed after whoever your soulmate is. For example, if your soulmate is passionate about cats, you might find a charm of a cat or a ball of yarn. Something along those lines.
Soulmate charms come in two varieties: platonic and romantic. Platonic soulmate charms have a diamond, romantic soulmate charms have a heart. Sometimes the charm will also have the soulmate’s favorite color in it, or maybe the first letter of their name.
When someone dies prematurely, their necklace breaks in half and scatters the charms. Old age deaths only occur after the necklace can only hold one more charm: a small plate with the person’s death date on it.
Feel free to add to this AU or use it in your art or writing if you want! I’d love to see what people do with it!