Imaginary Friend AU
An AU in which through some sort of temporal shenanigans, Vriska Serket, Kanaya Maryam, Karkat Vantas, and Terezi Pyrope become sort of “imaginary friends” to John Egbert, Rose Lalonde, Jade Harley, and Dave Strider respectively. They aren’t imaginary though, they’re real, but the only people that can see or hear them are the kids, they’re basically like ghosts following around their patron. Everyone reacts to it pretty casually at though, it’s normal for kids to have imaginary friends after all. When the kids all get to preschool and are in the same class, the 4 trolls get to reunite, and the kids are each able to see the other 3′s trolls, still, everyone brushes this off as kids just playing a game. All the kids are just around 4 or 5, while the trolls are all teenagers who just look after the kids kind of like babysitters. So yeah, no real romance between the kids and trolls, besides the kids having puppy crushes, unless you wanna think about it when the kids are older, like high school age, then you can have all the davekat and rosemary shit you kids want, but the trolls don’t age as they are now.
They kids all love their respective “Imaginary friends” though
John says his can be bossy but she’s nice on the inside and helps him a lot.
Vriska thinks human kids are annoying but she does care about him.
Jade thinks hers is grumpy but very funny, and she loves to talk with him.
Karkat gets aggravated by her little kid antics but he still thinks shes adorable.
Dave thinks his is funny and they draw some really awesome things together.
Terezi agrees that the drawings are great and Dave is by far the coolest toddler
Rose thinks hers is very pretty and she says she wants to grow up to marry her. Kanaya thinks this is very adorable and tells her that in once universe, she did.