Aight guys here’s the AU I kinda sorta promised with my New Year update: an original non-canon spinoff entitled Love’s Guise, aka the Boyfriend!AU
Soooo in this AU we have Bill Cipher, a legit maniacal dream demon, masquerading as Bill Cipes, a normal/handsome/intelligent/quirky/not really fully mentally stable college student. All so he can date Pine Tree.
Somewhat diverging from canon, but what this AU entails is Bill coming back from being erased, and, stalking the Pines twins afterwards, develops an attraction to our favorite dork. He knows Dipper would never, ever, ever like him as him, so instead he creates a human persona that will allow him to romance Dipper. Course, Dipper, who’s thicker than Nicki Minaj, falls for it, but questions are raised like: Where does he live? What’s his job? What is his course? Who are his parents? How does he know what Hitler wore during a fancy dinner?
Bill deals with it with two methods: lying and a little mind manipulation.
Yes, although I will have fluffy comics in this AU, this is ultimately Bill’s story - he knows and accepts that what he is doing is wrong, magically making Dipper forget his inquiries. Think of it like the Mist in the Percy Jackson series - it makes you believe what you want to believe. Will Bill continue to deceive Dipper just for the sake of being with him? Or will he eventually tell the truth and let Dipper see him for who he really is?
Find out in my updates ~
Official tag will be either #boyfriend au, or #love’s guise au