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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: Domesticity, Domestic Fluff, Family AU, Curtainfic
Related: Kidfic, de-age, pregnancy, marriage, Family Dynamics
See Also: Mundane AU, futurefic
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Domestic fic or Domestic AUs are works showing canon characters living their everyday lives. This form of AU is particularly popular in fandoms with supernatural or science fiction elements, but unlike Mundane AUs, it's not necessary to remove these elements to have a domestic fic. Instead the characters are placed in domestic scenarios, which are removed from the stresses of canon.

In a domestic fic, characters in a canon or non-canon relationship are sometimes married with children, so there is an overlap with kidfics.

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

The 100:

  • One of the Greatest Titles in the World is Parent by jollyrogerjayhawk, “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” Bellamy and Clarke have somehow quasi-adopted a plethora of children.
  • Routine by mg0918, Bellamy isn't sure how it became a routine, Clarke curling up in his bed every night and him clinging to her like she's his only lifeline.

Bandom:

Invader Zim:

  • Wannabe Insomniac, by hamletmustdie:“Wake up, earth-worm. I have a question.” It took three more pokes to get Dib to stir. He groaned, half asleep. “What?” “This sleep. Does your pitiful human body do anything to keep watch from massive predators?”
  • The Window, by cupidty11: Sometimes it was 2 in the morning, and the window opened, tiny faux invader stumbling around in the dark, avoiding the stacks of papers and artifacts, to crawl into Dib’s bed. To curl against the human’s warmth, silence and peace. A rare acceptance. Tonight, Dib slammed the window shut. The lock clicked in place with a dark finality.

Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Smile For Me:

  • Kamal... Oh My God, by NavyRuby: Kamal's shared apartment with Parsley gets quarantined, where else would he go but directly into the arms of his goofy boss?
  • everything that you have undone, by gealbhan: The man formerly known as Dr. Habit goes to therapy, makes amends, gets a few hobbies, and plants a garden. Not necessarily in that order.

Supernatural:

  • A Life Most Ordinary by sonofabiscuit77, Sam and Dean Winchester are two ordinary brothers living ordinary, small-town lives. Okay, so maybe having a mother who was brutally murdered by one of America’s most notorious serial killers and a father who needs 6 different kinds of medication to get out of bed in the morning is not that ordinary, but the rest of their problems... well they’re entirely ordinary... The only thing extraordinary about Sam and Dean is this: the story of how they fell in love and how they learned to cope in such an ordinary world with such an extraordinary love. (Wincest)

IT:

  • Juxtaposition, Archived version: No, they wouldn’t change a thing. Stanley wouldn’t change the fact that Richie tears his clothing off and tosses them haphazardly around the room before they get into bed, or how they never even make their bed. Richie wouldn’t change the fact that he’s nagged at least once a day to put something away or clean something up. Because it's balanced. It’s a juxtaposition, sure, but it’s balanced. And they need that. Both of them.
  • This little bungalow, Archived version: In this series of headcanons, the losers and party members all live together (through various age ranges - essentially forever) with Joyce and Hopper, with Jonathan, Steve and Nancy all being key parts of their lives as well. Everyone is happy, and healthy, and occasionally we get visits from Bob, Kali, Georgie, Erica, Holly and others, too!

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