𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 - [𝐝𝐰𝐭]
dreamwastaken x gn!reader, fake dating au!
synopsis: after dream accidentally lied about dating you, who knew that more could come out of it?
[ 5.1 k words ] PURE FLUFF, he's a lil clingy in this
warnings: the timeline for this fic is a bit messed up but hey, it's an au, who cares. anyways, enjoy this fluff fic that was supposed to have a lil bit of angst but i'm tired and said fuck it nah. NOT THOROUGHLY EDITED.
GOD I WOKE UP AND REREAD IT AND IT’S SO OBVIOUS I WROTE THIS WHILST HALF ASLEEP HELP
dream didn't know how he got into this predicament.
it wasn't supposed to end like this- it wasn't your name he was supposed to call out, despite it being the first to cross his mind. george wasn't supposed to have a pleasantly surprised expression as austin's equally, pleasantly surprised voice spilled into his headphones. chat wasn't supposed to go crazy and spam nothing but your ship name.
when dream was jokingly teasing his british friend about how he was single at the moment, he wasn't expecting him to fire back with a 'okay dream, are you dating someone?'.
he wasn't supposed to accidentally say 'yes' and george wasn't supposed to ask who it was. though it was your name that flashed in his head immediately, it wasn't supposed to already be in his head.
"oh really?" george's voice says teasingly as he raises a brow in amusement. "go ahead, call them then, prove it."
the blond releases a shaky breath, "okay, okay i will! they might be busy though."
"that's okay, i'll text them too."
you're surprised when your phone is bombarded with two texts, sent one immediately after the other, the first from dream and the next from george.
from dream :)
DON'T JOIN THE CALL
from george B)
hey you should join the discord call
sensing dream's urgency, you decide to call him instead of responding and dream immediately mutes himself when your name pops up, practically ripping his headphones off and putting you on speaker. he's shaking, why is he shaking?
"hello?" your voice pops through the tiny device. "what's going on?"
"listen- i'm in a bit of a situation but basically it's george's love or host right now and i was teasing him about how he was single and he then asked me if i was single and stupidly i said no even though i am and then austin asked me who i was dating and i said you-" the streamer rambled and somehow you picked up every last word you said, despite some of them being unclear and his voice being incredibly shaky.
"YOU DID WHAT?"
dream flinches at the volume of your tone, "i didn't mean to and i'm way too far in now to say it was a joke!"
"okay... so now what?" you asked, sass dripping in your tone.
"uh... pretend we're dating?"
"and why would i do that?"
"because we're very good friends? and you'd do anything for me?"
"i'll pay you and you'll get clout."
"now that sounds like a deal."
"shut up, you literally used my name to cover for your lonely ass. now, jokes aside, you need me to go on the call and pretend that we're dating. were we in some sort of like secret relationship and you just revealed us?"
"i mean, yeah that sounds good."
you hummed calmly, having recovered from your outburst a few moments ago, "okay. this should be fine. one last question though, are you okay, dream? i know you must be feeling nervous right now."
dream gulps, trying to stop his shaking as he responds with a breathy, "i'm okay, just feel really bad for dragging you into all this."
"don't be. i suppose out of everyone in the world, you wouldn't be the worst person i have to pretend to be in love with."
your laugh grounds him a little as he tries to recompose himself.
"do you a second or are you ready to go in?"
he finds it ironic that even though he's the one that knows what's going on, you're the one whose collected and calm.
"no-no i'm okay. thanks for doing this," dream says with a small smile even though you wouldn't be able to hear it.
"of course, we're friends."
friends sounds like a cruel joke right now.
yeah right, friends.
"i think you mean my fake partner."
"like i said, not the worst title you could give me."
that line makes both of your hearts to skip a beat, hinting to the underlying meaning of your words and the silence that comes after from dream fills you with dread. the phone sits numbly in your hand as you wait a few, pathetic, tense seconds and his response is a small chuckle. you didn't know if it was genuine or not.
he recovers from laughing, "whatever you say. c'mon, get in the vc i think austin might've sent you the discord invite."
"see you then."
the second you hang up, you're dashing to your pc, booting it up and the loading screen is like torture as you have to watch it all prepare itself. it's a slow process and you can't help but feel as though fate is trying to prevent you from getting on that call, or as if allowing you to take the time to consider your doom.
it wasn't too late-
"ayeee there's y/n!" austin's voice rings through your headphones and you plaster a smile that no one can see. your covered webcam mocks you.
"hey guys, hey chat, what's up everyone?" you asked, semi-enthusiastically and you see the way everyone's eyes glimmer with curiosity. they didn't want to dawdle around with greetings, you could see and you hated that that would become all you were, dream's possible lover.
"nothing much, nothing at all except a little birdie was telling us a little something special."
"mmm yes, very interesting," george giggles, doing his little closed mouth laugh as he looks aside to chat who are spamming like crazy.
"spit it out."
"y/n, is it true you and dream are dating?"
your mouth drops into a smile even though no one can see it. a few tense moments of silence passes by as you orchestrate a response that would intrigue everyone. "you told them, dream?"
"i didn't mean to!" the blond exclaims defensively and more moments of awkward silence go by before you scoff.
saying the one thing everyone wanted to hear, "i guess the cat's out of the bag."
the many contestants along with george all react with shocked expressions and the british boy punches the air in excitement, which is more of a reaction than you've ever seen come out of him; rather sad considering many hours of the day you spend together. giddy laughter slips out of your mouth and amongst all the chaos, although dream's ears were being bombarded with noises, all he could grasp was you.
chat was spamming emotes, going by too quickly for you to react. "i knew it! i knew it! i knew it!' george exclaims, slamming his table in excitement as he puts his headphones back on. "why would you not tell me-"
"it's called a secret for a reason, idiot," dream counters.
"does sapnap know?"
"uhm, george this is your love or host no time for interrogating us," you interrupted, quirking a brow as you quickly typed a discord message to dream that said 'leave the call when i do'. "anyways, i'm gonna leave now and my boyfriend is gonna come with me, bye!"
you leaved the call immediately and saw that dream's discord character mimicked yours. the huge breath of relief that you've been holding is released and you feel as though you can finally breathe again, not surprised when your 'boyfriend' is summons you into an individual call with him.
"oH MY GOD!" he wheezes the second he sees your icon pop up. you're laughing with him. "that was amazing!"
"that went a lot easier than i expected it to," you confessed before the tapping of dream's keyboard rings through your headphones.
"what's the bet we're trending?"
"don't be stupid-"
"did you see how many viewers there were! and the chat was going crazy- yup, there we are, trending."
baffled, but not unexpected, you log onto twitter and behold, dream was telling the truth because in the trending section of the app, the combined name of yours and dream's was first and no doubt climbing in tweets. there were clips, fans freaking out and people spamming the sobbing emoji over and over again.
you rewatched the clip and clicked away with a grin.
"thought i would puke when i said you were my boyfriend."
he makes a noise of fake offence, "i am not that bad, am i?"
"whatever keeps you awake at night," you countered.
"that not how the saying goes- y'know what, who cares. i can't be the worst person in the world to fake date."
"sure but there are better people."
he's oddly silent to your quip and you're about to tell him you were joking until dream breaks the quiet first. "so, wanna come to mine tomorrow to join my stream?"
"sheesh, we're moving fast."
"not like that you doof."
"i know, i know, i'm just playing around with you."
"like you always do, quit playing with my heart like that y/n."
"should've thought that through before asking me to fake date. i'll be there by the way."
"shut up," he grumbles which leaves a satisfied smirk playing on your expression. "tomorrow we can watch a movie after the stream."
"sounds good to me!"
it's around midday when you arrive at dream's house and it's sapnap who opens the door. he greets you with a hug before opening the door wider for your entrance. "i've got your lover, dream!" sapnap calls out, his voice ringing throughout the house.
you tried not to flinch at that title, it was just so unfamiliar yet not in a bad way; it made a little feeling of content burn at the bottom of your stomach. a smile makes its way onto your expression when dream appears whose natural reaction is to give you a big hug upon arrival. glad to know that the ritual hasn't changed.
"i missed you," he whispers and you didn't know whether he meant it or not, considering sapnap was still standing nearby but the with the way he looked at you, you didn't give that question a second thought.
the brunet makes disgusted noises, seeing himself out as he walks away. dream snickers at his best friend's behaviour.
"don't be stupid guys, i don't wanna be an uncle yet."
"sapnap!" you exclaimed and he simply laughs. dream disregards it with an amused grin before the leads you to his streaming room. once you knew you were safe with no possibility of sapnap hearing, you asked, "did you not tell him?"
"as if! you think i'm gonna tell anyone that the reason we're 'dating' is because i freaked out and didn't want everyone to think that i'm a lonely guy?" dream says, sitting down on his chair as you leaned over the back of it.
"i mean, technically you are a lonely guy."
"touché but the world doesn't need to know that."
you chuckled at his statement, unaware the way that dream subconsciously smiled at hearing the laughter bubble out of your lips. he leaned down to set up his pc to hide his reaction from you as you grabbed the chair from the other side of the room.
"what're you streaming today?" you quizzed, getting comfortable and he scoffs.
"wow, can't believe you don't check my twitter regularly."
"okay... but do YOU check my twitter regularly?"
"you posted about how you had waffles this morning."
you laughed at the friendly banter that was exchanged, watching as he sets up all the technical aspects. deciding to make a little tweet announcing your sudden presence on his stream, you turn off your phone once the 'tweet' button was pressed. when you looked up, the blond was already looking at you expectantly. "you ready?"
"well i still don't know what you're streaming!"
"just some manhunt things, i'll be ranking of all my 1000 iq clutches and you can help me decide what goes where."
"that sounds easy enough. let's do it!"
the sound of a notification rings from your phone and said that dream was live. immediately, viewers flock and the number rises astoundingly fast but at this point, it was something both of you were used to so you both just said patiently as he talked to chat.
rather often, you see your name being spammed and a mischievous expression is shared between you and the streamer.
"y/n is here as well! say hi."
you lean close to his mic, much closer than needed and say your 'hello' whilst dream's cackling in the background.
"why are you laughing?" you asked lightheartedly with a wide smile on your face.
"you're just so stupid."
"what the heck! that's not very nice, dreamy-poo."
"what- dreamy-poo! don't ever call me tha-"
"oh okay? so sapnap can call you it and you'll allow it but not me?"
"that's because it's not weird when sapnap does it?"
"are you kidding? how!?"
"cause he's not my significant other," dream says with a 'duh' tone edging into his voice and you faltered lightly at the title, the smile you had previously dimming a little. part of you churns inside and dream panics at your expression, thinking he had gone too far. "a- and, and, and he calls me these stupid pet names-"
but he shuts up when you giggled.
"that's right, i forget. chat, just so you know, dating dream means it's a package deal to date the rest of the dream team."
he rolls his eyes, unable to contain the huge smile that's threatening to break out along his face. your cheeks were already starting to hurt from how much you were smiling and you could see red tint spreading across the blond's skin as well.
this was going to be one hell of a stream.
"are you kidding? that tnt moment was super cool," you argued as the list of manhunt clutches decreased and you approached almost the end of stream. "like i would've never seen that trap, when you stopped in the video i was so confused then i realised you were digging up the tnt."
"okay but that's just me being observant-"
"and then you screamed to distract the hunters? genius. scared the living daylights out of me but it was a big brain play."
"hmm, i don't think so. i still think it's a b-tier play, cause like it's not skill-"
you leaned over to grab his mouse to change the placement of the icon amongst the tier list which causes your hand to lay over his. dream doesn't move though, simply letting you do whatever you wanted to do as he remained speechless, unable to think about anything else other than how nice it felt to have your hand near his.
he doesn't bother to argue back, watching the tier list change and dream pouts when you lean back into your seat, your warmth disappearing with you.
"what?" you asked softly. the blond holds out his hand again expectantly and you know exactly what he wants; almost immediately. so, with faked reluctance, you gave him your right hand and he smugly smiled, fingers curling around each other.
"your hand's really soft," he mutters quietly, but not quietly enough as the chat starts spamming things such as 'PARENTS ARE HOLDING HANDS?' or 'PSHSIFUDGFAN THEY'RE HOLDING HANDS' which you two couldn't help but share a laugh at.
the stream ends when dream hits the two and a half hour mark, as the two of you farewell chat, you decide to take a photo of yours and dream's intertwined hands whilst he wasn't watching but you decided against posting it, wanting to keep it as a nice memory or wallpaper instead. it was a cute photo, okay?
you were just platonically holding hands because friends can hold hands (which is what you're going to be telling yourself for a while to come)!
"what movie do you wanna watch?" he asks, standing up from his chair and pulling you up with him.
"oh god, do you want me to cry, y/n?"
"absolutely, i think that would be pretty entertaining."
"you just love to witness me suffer, don't you?"
"in my defence, i didn't leave you to suffer in that love or host so say what you want about me, but i'm a pretty good friend," you said in a matter-of-fact tone.
he groans, "just get your ass on the couch and put on interstellar. i'll get the drinks and food." he walks away as your laughter bounces around the living room.
it's about half an hour into the movie when the sound of sapnap's footsteps coming down the stairs thumped on the wooden planks of the house. dream perked at this sound and slumped an arm over your shoulder, naturally drawing you closer to his warmth which you lean right into, feeling a wave of content rushing over you as his arms held you.
the brunet streamer appears in the living room not too long after and sighs at the sight of the two of you curled up. “this is disgusting,” he comments, continuing to the kitchen to get some food.
“watch the movie with us, sap!” you exclaimed loudly so he could hear through the walls.
“i don’t wanna third wheel. besides, i’m on call with karl right now.”
“can i say hi?” you asked eagerly.
“no, loser, call him yourself.”
“why are you gatekeeping karl from me, hm?”
“why are you gatekeeping my best friend from me, hm?”
“you can have him, i call dibs karl.”
“hey!” dream finally says, joining the conversation. “i thought i was more special to you than that!”
sapnap grunts, quickly walking in front of the tv to go back upstairs. “i’ll be back when you lovebirds are gone.”
even when he’s out of range and the possibility of him coming back are slim, dream’s hold doesn’t loosen around you but there’s not an ounce of complaint as you remain half on top of him, continuing through the movie in a comfortable silence.
you need to keep reminding yourself that this is all platonic and the way that dream’s heart raced beneath you meant nothing.
“i got our ice cream.”
dream grins eagerly, taking his cup from your hands and placing it on the cupholder. you decide to do the same.
“no problem! so, beach now?”
the blond nods, turning the engine of his car on. “your wish is my command,” he says whilst backing out of the parking spot, glancing both sides before continuing when it was safe. the beach wasn’t too far away from the ice cream store you just were at. or rather, the ice cream store that you went in by yourself whilst dream waited in the car.
you pass the short time by talking about things that didn’t really matter nor were topics you’d remember and eventually, you had arrived at the beach, just in time to watch the sunset.
families were getting ready to go home now so there were many vacant parking spots, but it wasn’t like you or dream were going to leave the car, not until it was dark at least. this gave time to eat your ice cream whilst watching the sun dip below the ocean. some times, you made little comments about surfers.
“this is super nice, i don’t know why we do this more often,” you muttered with a spoonful of ice cream in your mouth. dream merely hums in agreement and you glance at him, only to see the golden rays accompany his complexion perfectly.
you so desperately wished to be an artist in that moment or at least be able to take a photo of him being illuminated by the dulling sunlight because wow, did the sight take your breath away. it would certainly be forever burned into some part of your brain.
you’re then confronted with the thought of ‘how long will this last?’. surely, there was no need for you two to continue this for longer than a few months, right? it’s not like dream felt romantically for you nor liked you in a way that would sustain an actual relationship.
no, because this was just for ‘fun’. you’re being a good friend.
but there was no time to deliberate any further as he turns to look at you, ice cream spoon in mouth.
“what?” asked dream curiously.
“nothing. nothing at all,” you answered, looking back at the sunset, slightly embarrassed that he caught you. “just thinking.”
with a sigh, you debated asking or not. “we never really discussed how long we’d fake date.”
he exhales, shuffling around in his seat. “i… don’t know. i didn’t really think about that. are you uncomfortable with it?”
“no, no, it’s not that. i’m only concerned because i’m afraid of how deep a hole we’re gonna dig the longer we keep this up.”
“i mean, as long as i’m in with you, i don’t really care about the consequences.”
you can’t help the pathetic way your heart jumps at his statement and how the butterflies erupted within you, their wings tickling your sides so often that it was totally possible to float to cloud 9. it’s hard to form a coherent response to the way his statement just caused you to shut down.
“but of course- if you’re uncomfortable then we don’t have to continue at all, literally break up with me right now and- wait we weren’t really dating,” dream rambles urgently with wide eyes.
“i don’t wanna ‘break up’ with you, don’t worry,” you reassured with a teasing smile. “not yet at least.”
that was enough to revive his cocky spirit, despite your comment at the end. “of course, i’m irresistible. you’re bound to fall in love with me soon.”
for some reason, that didn’t sound like the worst idea ever.
when night fell and the world became a little darker, you and dream finally leave the car to go out on to the beach. there wasn’t much to do apart from strolling around on the sands for a while and feeling the salty breeze in your hair as the smaller tide brushed your feet, all whilst your hands were intertwined.
it was a reminder that the two of you were real and together for now.
you were in the middle of editing when the sound of your doorbell ringing caught your attention, causing you to jump in your seat before frantically running to the door, not wanting to keep whoever it was waiting.
it was the postman, who stands in front of your door with at two boxes, varying in size.
“hello,” you greeted the man whilst eyeing the packages. you hadn’t ordered anything recently nor had any brand deals, what could they be for?
“delivery for y/n?”
“cool, i’ll just get you to sign here, and then i’ll be on my way.”
you take the pen he offered and quickly signed the blank space. “have a good day.”
after that short interaction, you eagerly take the boxes inside, deciding to take the smallest box first which looked like was packaged from a smaller business. opening it delicately, inside was a gorgeous, necklace that was one half of a heart and you could identify a small magnet inside.
but there was still no explanation as to who sent you this, save for the small letter at the bottom of the box. it’s a letter of gratitude from the business but it’s signed with a trademark grinning face.
the larger box looks hand-packaged. due to the clumsy duct tap to secure the flaps together, you had to find scissors in order to tear through it.
upon opening it, the contents inside reveals many hoodies and shirts, mainly of green and black colouring. taking one and holding it up, you can’t help but grin at the little blob icon on the front. it was his unreleased merch, the one he was eagerly telling you about and how he promised you’d be the first to get your own pair.
but then there was another hoodie that sat at the bottom. it was forest green and obviously worn before, it certainly was treated like it was well-loved previously.
your phone rings and it’s a notification from the man in question.
from dream :)
did you get the packages?
to dream :)
yeah just got them
love them so much :D
thank you <3 i’m so happy
from dream :)
no problem :)
care to open your door for me?
several knocks on the door capture your attention.
to dream :)
hmm it’s kinda tempting to just leave you out there
from dream :)
you know you love me
to dream :)
you open the door, not at all surprised to see the blond boy standing there already with a wide, lopsided grin on his expression. his grin widens when he sees the forest green jumper in your arms.
“hey there, stranger,” you greeted, placing a hand on your hip. “what brings you here?”
“can’t see my ‘significant other’ just because i want to?”
you laughed at that slightly, before opening the door wider for him. you take him to the living room, where you were unboxing everything and the mess of it all was piled around.
picking up one of his unreleased merch ones, you joked, “can’t wait for people to call me a dream stan with how many hoodies i have of yours.”
“okay well, now you have one of my personal ones so, you’re welcome,”
dream chuckled before walking over to where the smaller package sat with the heart necklace. he picks it up gently, turning around to face you once more.
“look, i got something to show you.”
his hands reach into the inside of his shirt to reveal a similar looking one, except this one is the other half to yours. the blond brings the two magnets closer before they snap together, forming a pretty heart.
“dream,” you whispered, inspecting the clasped jewellery closely. “this is so sweet of you.”
he blushes, rubbing the back of his neck. “do you like it?”
when you nod eagerly in response, relief warms dream’s body. “i wanna put it on,” you tell him.
“i, uh, i can do it for you?”
turning around, dream unclasps the necklace before wrapping it gently around your neck. his hands are slightly shaky as he helps you but you’re more than content to wait and let him take his time. the lack of space between the two of you was overwhelming and you felt your breathing stop when you felt his graze warmly down your back.
“done,” he says.
and sure enough, when you hold your two halves together, they create a whole.
“this is so cute!” you exclaimed. “i love it so much, thank you, dream- you really didn’t need to do this for me, i mean like the hoodies and this.”
“it’s no problem, i like spoiling you.”
he likes seeing you happy.
you hugged him tightly in thanks and the blond wastes no time in reciprocating the embrace, happily melting into your shoulder as the two of you remain in that position for a rather long time, simply soaking up the comfort of each other’s embrace.
“i was thinking-” begun dream before you cut him off.
“-once in a lifetime occurance.”
“shut up. anyways, i was thinking it’d be really fun if we went to the movies tonight and just watched a film no one’s ever heard of before just cause i think it’d be fun.”
“i’m down! that sounds like a good idea,” you agreed eagerly, beaming at him. “but why’d you come over to my place so soon?”
he looks away. “cause i missed you…”
“we saw each other two days ago and spent most of the day on vc yesterday with quackity, george, punz and bad.”
“okay but i haven’t spoken to you today and i missed you.”
he hums. “perhaps, but i wanna cuddle.”
you laughed gently at how childish he was acting right now. it was oddly endearing; he always was.
“alright, alright but i gotta finish editing first-”
“edit later. i’m here now and i’ve missed you… like a lot.”
not wanting to go into another back and forth with the stubborn man, you don’t bother denying him of what he wants. “fine. then you can edit later for me.”
“deal,” he giggles happily and just like that, you find yourself encased in his embrace whilst sprawled out on your bed, the blond had half of his weight on top of you and relaxed right into it with the comforting feeling of your fingers carding through his hair.
he wouldn’t give this up for the world, he realised not too long ago.
he wouldn’t give you up for the world.
“george was saying how he was really pissed that i never told him that we were dating,” dream muttered into you drowsily.
“yeah? i bet you told him we aren’t really dating.” you jokingly taunted.
he scoffs. “i’m sure you’d like to finally get rid of me.”
you hummed absentmindedly, eyelids feeling heavier as dream pulls you a tiny bit closer to his figure.
the movie was horrible.
it was obviously rather low-budget but other than that, the aesthetics of the film weren’t appealing, the actors at best had, what you assumed was, middle school level acting skills. yet, despite it all, you and dream couldn’t help but have the best night of your lives.
you bantered here and there, mimicking the actors’ awkwardness and threw popcorn at each other, being mindful not to leave a mess because you did not want to harass the employees any more than necessary.
there were two more people watching the movie a couple rows down from you so you were also trying your best to be silent but you’re certain your efforts didn’t really work.
you couldn’t help it. you couldn’t help from being yourself around dream, you couldn’t help but love the way your heart expanded every time you two got close and how it shrunk when you separated. you couldn’t help but feel familiar with him.
what started as a ploy to save dream’s reputation had no intention of ending here.
for you knew that you allowed yourself to fall when you caught dream looking at you already with adoration and fondness glistening behind his mischievous expression.
you knew you allowed yourself to sink way too deep as well when he glances at your lips, as if asking for permission.
sealing it with a gentle nod, he closes the gap between you and you met him halfway in a gentle, yet breathtaking kiss. it marked the start of what will be, a new chapter of your lives.
well, maybe an official one this time :)
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