OH MY GOD I HAVE SO MANY AU’S ITS SUCH A PROBLEM. Like do I even bother counting their original series as the main story line when I like some of the AU’s better? idk… ijdk.
Anyway my favorite AU at the moment is a time travel thing. The characters come from a future era wherein time-travel was invented, and eventually became a sort of rich man’s vacation. People started messing with time to reap the benefits (like investing in Microsoft before it was big or assassinating someone two thousand years ago to stop the collapse of the Roman Empire kind of thing), so a branch of the government was dedicated to ensuring nothing in the past was changed. Of course, there are still “Meddlers” who try to evade the time-police people and get benefits.
In the AU, Jonathon and Zaakir are officers and Perrin is the Meddler. However, the partners are from a different time than Perrin (by like only three years), so while she knows that Jonathon is her husband and Zaakir their best friend/his best man, to them, she’s just a criminal they need to stop.
The catch? She’s only a Meddler bc future Jonathon is being held hostage by the real Badguy^TM trying to get rich, and they all have to figure out a way to stop the villians without risking future Jonathon’s life.
This whole thing took me so long to plan out the storyling, bc I was basically writing three different timelines at once - the original timeline where they meet each other naturally, the one where Perrin changed things and met Jonathon before he met her, and the one where Jonathon changed things and already knew Perrin when he met her. Oh my god it took WEEKS. (I know it sounds confusing but trust me on this there are three timelines)