I'd tell you I miss you, but I don't know how

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Cara gaped at him. “How do you blurt out to one of the executive members of Lupus Corp that I am your girlfriend? You do realize that we’re not dating, right?”

He threw his hands up in exasperation as he responded, “He kept pestering me about bringing Catherine to the Astrum Charity Event at the end of September, but we had that argument yesterday about pineapples—”

“I still stand by the fact that they should not exist,” she cut him off, and he just glared at her for a moment before speaking.


—or: Cara Ryan and Jongin "Kai" Kim go on a fake date and everything spirals from there.



This fic is a holidate-style AU that is being cross posted with a Genshin Impact version of it on AO3. Each chapter corresponds to a holiday between September and May for a total of nine chapters. I've been working on the Genshin version first with the first three chapters already up, but since I'm also cross-posting it here, I will be posting the first three chapters within the first three weeks of December to catch up by Christmas.

I'm cross-posting it because I really love writing and working on this (plus I went all out on the ual tension way early on), and it's been difficult juggling two fics (this and Run to You) while finishing up my master's degree and I didn't want to leave AFF without any content from me for long periods :') 

There a few fudged details such as names and places because everything was transferred from Genshin related settings to non-Genshin related but it should make enough sense (hopefully). Title's from Taylor Swift's Story of Us!

Dates of uploads:

Chapter 1: Gala event (overlaps with Labor Day, September 6th 2021 - updating here December 4th)
Chapter 2: Halloween (October 31st, 2021 - updating here December 11th)
Chapter 3: Thanksgiving (November 25th, 2021 - updating here December 18th)
Chapter 4: Christmas (December 25th, 2021)
Chapter 5: New Year's (January 1st, 2022)
Chapter 6: Valentine's Day (February 14th, 2022)
Chapter 7: St. Patrick's Day (March 17th, 2022)
Chapter 8: Easter (April 17, 2022)
Chapter 9: Graduation (May 19, 2022)

I hope everyone has a lot of fun reading this fic! As usual, thank you to Reya (infinitelyreyaxo) for being such a great help and support <3

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Any events written in this story, unless mentioned by me, are purely fictitious and any form of similarities to any TV shows, books or any other references are purely coincidental. Copyright to the owners. Please don't plagiarise, copy or redistribute in any form.

There will be ual content in chapter 7 but I'll be marking it so if you do not want to read it, you don't have to without it impacting anything about the overall plot!
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