Fic Recs: Fake Dating Edition

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Hey there! Our monthly fic rec is back; and this time our theme is Fake Dating! We’ve found a great selection of fics for you to enjoy, featuring all kinds of interesting stories!

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An Anniversary (1973 words) by B_Rated
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Fake/Pretend Relationship
Summary:

Iruka lies to the Hokage and desperately needs Kakashi’s help.

Suspicions (9723 words) by Halfway_Anna
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka, Shiranui Genma, Tsunade (Naruto), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Sharing a Bed, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Friends to Lovers, ace!Kakashi, kakairu - Freeform, Undercover Missions, Mutual Pining, Genma is a little shit, Light Swearing, the author can’t write plot, but she also can’t write without plot, homophobia isn’t a thing, Hot Springs & Onsen, Fluff and Humor, KakaIru Exchange 2019
Summary:

Prompts: One bed, Fake Dating

Tsunade is being suspicious, Genma won't stop smirking, Iruka is furious, and Kakashi just wants to disappear.

CW: drinking Thunder Struckn’t (1201 words) by Gloomier
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Shiranui Genma, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Humor, Fake Dating, does this even count?, it does now, where the fuck is Tenzo
Series: Part 2 of Tea’s Tumblr Prompt Fills
Summary:

Kakashi just wants to unwind at the bar after a long day, but Tenzo is late and Kakashi’s ex shows up at the least opportune moment. It’s fortuitous that Umino Iruka is conveniently sitting just down the row from him.

it’s better, believe me (4290 words) by jessicamiriamdrew
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi
Additional Tags: Discord: Umino Hours, Undercover as a Couple, light on plot heavy on flirting, Pining, Flirting
Summary:

“You want us to pretend to be a couple,” Iruka says, feeling his eyebrows practically disappear under his hitai-ate.

“Well, what I want is two shinobi who know each other to go deep undercover and run a bookshop. You could try for brothers,” Tsunade says, shrugging, “but being a couple might be easier.”

Being a couple with Kakashi. Like that’s a normal mission for Iruka to get sent on. Pretend to be a couple undercover with the man he would like to date if he thought Kakashi would ever look his way.

CW: a little NSFW Where’s The Line? (11436 words) by radkoko
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Tsunade (Naruto)
Additional Tags: Canon Compliant, Undercover Missions, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Canon-Typical Violence, Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary:

Iruka and Kakashi are sent on an undercover mission to retrieve a dangerous scroll. Iruka doesn’t mind being sent on the mission, but each day makes it harder to see where the fake relationship ends and a real one might begin.

You Belong With (someone better than) Me (28182 words) by vulcanhighblood
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka, Umino Iruka & Uzumaki Naruto
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Uzumaki Naruto, Maito Gai | Might Guy
Additional Tags: Fake/Pretend Relationship, Angst, Pining, Mutual Pining, Hatake Kakashi Needs a Hug, Protective Uzumaki Naruto, Idiots in Love, Discord: Umino Hours, Food as a Metaphor for Love, Umino Iruka-centric, Emotional Constipation, Lack of Communication, Eventual Fluff, Naruto is Just Naruto
Summary:

Exasperated with the ever-increasing number of well-meaning but annoying busybodies who seem to think he needs a man in his life, Iruka finally breaks down and asks Kakashi to be his fake-boyfriend in order to keep the wannabe-matchmakers off his back.

The only problem is, Kakashi turns out to be a much better boyfriend than Iruka anticipated.

Just Go With It (2500 words) by tmo
Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Mizuki (Naruto)
Additional Tags: Irukaweek2021, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Trouble In Paradise, Vacation, Romantic Comedy, Friends to Lovers, Fake/Pretend Relationship
Series: Part 3 of Keeping It 500 - Iruka Week 2021
Summary:

Their best-friend vacation accidentally turned into a boyfriend vacation

Rent-a-Boyfriend (1295 words) by Dilly_Oh
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka, Mizuki (Naruto)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Humor, Fake/Pretend Relationship
Summary:

Kakashi has given up on dating. There’s not point. The perfect man is never going to just FALL into his lap.

…And then he does.

(Written for KakaIru Month 2021, Day Twenty-Four Prompt: Fake Dating)

CW: NSFW Spaces Between (17104 words) by tucuxi, tsuyume
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka, Sai (Naruto), Yamato (Naruto)
Additional Tags: First Time, Undercover as a Couple
Summary:

When Kakashi’s ANBU team accidentally runs into an undercover Konoha operative, no one thinks much of it – until Kakashi has to stay with him, making Iruka’s job uncovering a smuggling ring that much harder.

For Kink Big Bang 2012, kink “Undercover lovers.”

Okay, but just hear me out… (2849 words) by hkandi
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi & Umino Iruka, Dai-nana-han | Team 7 & Hatake Kakashi, Haruno Sakura & Uchiha Sasuke & Uzumaki Naruto
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke, Haruno Sakura
Additional Tags: Fake/Pretend Relationship, Nosey genin, Hatake Kakashi is somewhere between ‘trying’ and ‘not okay’…, Iruka is so done, Sushi, Nope it’s ramen jk, Blame Kakashi for no sushi, Discord: Umino Hours, Meddling
Summary:

When his new genin start asking nosey questions, Kakashi’s genius takes over…or, well, tries to, when they start asking about his love life.

What better than to lie and say he's dating their former teacher?

Oh, wait, that's right...they'll want proof...

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I have a fic of my own to share :eyes:

Dinner Request

Rating: Teen & Up, CW: none, Word count: 3.5k

Summary:

Iruka gets given two vouchers for a restaurant, and he wants to go with Kakashi. Only, he has a request.

He wants Kakashi to go as his boyfriend.

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I have one too!!!
Hold Back The River

Rating: Teen & Up, CW: kidnapped and tourtured but not soooo bad, Word count: 41k

Summary: Naruto has been annoying his two favorite sensei about their (non-existent) love lives ever since he found love with Hinata. They decide to indulge Naruto and pretend to date because Iruka wasn’t ready to date anyone for real. Turns out, Kakashi’s enemies were just waiting for the opportunity to get revenge. Too bad they weren’t really dating… or really in love… were they?
It takes a long time to get there, but Iruka finally sorts out his feelings and maybe he’s ready for something real. Luckily Kakashi is patient and a smitten-kitten.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/29519154

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This sounds so good!
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Guess who has a whole lot of new "mark for later"s :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2: :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2:

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