You know why I love AUs? Because the whole point of them is that everything is changed, and yet these two people are still going to meet and fall in love- that they’re so set in stone and so meant to be that you can change literally everything in a hundred universes and they’ll fall in love over and over again.
ok but now I have to write an AU where your otp walk past each other or briefly meet at a party and think “hmm. sort of attractive. doesn’t seem like a total fuckwit” and then go off with the person in your notp for them