What do you do when you and your best-friend are both hopelessly in-love with other people? Pretend to date be dating, of course!
or- Y/N and Chuck decided to pretend to be dating to make their crushes jealous. Because that always works out so well, right?
“I didn’t wanna pry last night, but, like,” Newton tries, gesturing futilely, “what happened?”
Ming takes another petulant spoonful of porridge, and Newton is glad Hermann’s still asleep.
“She said you didn’t pay me enough for house-sitting,” Ming whispers. “I gave her all of it, every penny, and she told me to get out. To go back where I belong.”
- Part 6 of Anthology 'Verse (& Related Errata)