Established Relationship

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Established relationship refers to a genre of fanfic in which the characters focused upon are assumed (or specifically stated) to be romantically involved when the story starts. This tag is often applied to works where the two characters are not canonically in a relationship, and there works would be AUs.

Established relationship fics are the polar opposite of first time fics, and many readers prefer one over the other.

Examples of Established Relationship Fic


  • young hearts, out our minds[1] by junko, Steve/Bucky, Bucky posts a selfie of the two of them in bed to his instagram. He hashtags it #goodmorningamerica. Sam Wilson and Pepper Potts retweet it to their twitter accounts.
  • The Art Of Trolling[2] by Odsbodkins, Steve/Bucky, Since everyone thinks they can ask all kinds of intrusive questions about Captain America, it's Bucky's duty to troll the hell out of them.

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