OKay!!! So like I'm that one anon that asked about the fake marriage/dating au!! And do you have a good recommendation of one for a person reading them for the first time?!?! I'm am low key really excited about reading one!!! <3
Sure thing! I came across a few of them when I first started reading ML fics and have unfortunately long since forgotten their names, but I went ahead and searched up a few for you <:
The Two Of Us by AnabielVriskaMars
Summary: Marinette doesn’t have enough funds for college and learns that more financial aid is offered to married couples. Wanting to help her out, Adrien comes up with a plan for them to marry so he can help his friend.
Status: In progress
Comments: Definitely a favorite of mine! So much fluffy cuteness I die. The first time I read it I binged it all night and was smiling so big my cheeks hurt.
Fooling the world (and maybe ourselves) by fullmetalpotterhead
Summary: When four years of fake dating start to catch up to Marinette and Adrien, it seems the only course of action is to take it to the next level.
A fake marriage.
How else are they supposed to get their parents off their backs?
Comments: I confess I haven’t actually read this fic yet, but it is on my “marked for later” list!
Careful What You Wish For by shima_wishes
Summary: Marinette always wished for Adrien to ask her to be his girlfriend. But when he asks her to pretend to date him for a weekend, she isn’t so sure anymore. She figures, though, that even if her love is unrequited, she can use this opportunity to savour some quality time together with him and finally get over her never-ending, deep-seated crush.Or maybe she’s wrong, and this will go in an entirely different direction.
Status: In progress; unfortunately seemingly abandoned(?)
Comments: Fell in love with this as soon as I read it. It’s one of those fics that make me want to just keep reading, and although it only has two chapters and hasn’t updated in over a year, I still love it a lot ;o; It’s short but it’s something I could definitely see being one of my favorites if it progressed!
Anything for a Friend by rocknrollalien
Summary: Adrien would love it if fangirls left him alone for once in his life, but he knows that this will likely be a problem for as long as he’s single. Nino comes up with a potentially genius plan: just pretend to date a kindhearted classmate, and the problem will go away!Aka Adrien is oblivious and Marinette is too nice for her own good
Comments: Haven’t finished this fic yet, but I do love where it’s going! (I have a vague feeling I’ve read it before, but I don’t know for sure. If it’s the one I’m thinking of, it was one of my fist ML fics and I love it to pieces :D)