Friends to Lovers

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Related: Childhood Friends
See Also: Enemies to Lovers
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Friends to Lovers is a common romantic trope, which involves two people in an established friendship becoming romantic partners. It is not uncommon for the relationship to be unexpected, that the characters never intended for there to be anything but friendship, but something happens to make them see the possibility of a romantic relationship. Stories using this trope may also involve UST and pining. In fanfiction many writers will take two characters who have a strong canon friendship and place them in a friends to lovers story, or longer stories may build a friendship between two characters, who are not canonically close, leading to eventual romance.