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  1. Public Bookmark 12

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    [Warning: mentions of past physical/mental abuse]

    The story where Liam is a street-racing business man who gave up on love three years ago but his ex tries to crawl back into his life, Zayn is an anxious University student with an amazing best friend who might be too protective, Louis and Harry refuse to see that they like each other but flirt constantly, and Niall is just a dude with tattoos who likes cooking and being a little shit.

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    03 Apr 2019

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    “As forward as I have been with you this evening, I am also aware this dinner party isn’t the place to conduct business.” Mr. Tomlinson chuckles quietly to himself, shooting a subtle glance across the table towards their hostess. “And besides, I am sure our hostess would be horribly disappointed to learn that we went away this evening with a business agreement and not a mating one.”

    Harry, who had been sipping his wine, coughs harshly at this. He splutters, unaccustomed to such blatant statements about mating.

    Mr. Tomlinson continues to laugh quietly, clearly pleased at Harry’s reaction.

    “Mrs. Humphreys promised that there was an alpha attending the dinner tonight that I would certainly get on well with,” Mr. Tomlinson continues, voice teasing. “She assured me that we would have much in common since we both work with mills.” Mr. Tomlinson glances at Harry, eyes flashing with mirth. “Little did she know that would be where our mutual interests began and ended.”

    Or, a Victorian ABO where Harry is the owner of the most successful cotton mill in Manchester, and Louis is an opinionated social activist about to disrupt Harry’s world.

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    24 Feb 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 73

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    Liam had been dreaming about having his own restaurant for a few years. Money was always an issue, though, so when he heard the Food Network was recording a few episodes of Chopped in his city, he let his best friend talk him into participating.
    Many things could go wrong along the way; from ruthless rivals to impossible ingredients, from unforgiving judges to his own mind getting in the way.
    He spent long nights fretting about the possibilities and still, he never could have guessed what Chopped really had in store for him.

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    12 Oct 2018

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    “Liam,” Maura says quietly, “Liam Payne, Khal of the Dorthraki nomads. He’s offering you the force of all his men, all forty thousand of them, in exchange for nothing but your hand in marriage.”

    Zayn’s mouth drops open, “For my hand? What the hell for? He’s absolutely mad.”

    Maura shrugs, walks towards his bed to take a seat next to him, “There’s an old legend among his people - they call you the Son of the Moon.”

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    Or, a Game of Thrones AU that lacks all the death and sorrow, where Zayn is Daenerys Targaryen and Liam is Khal Drogo. No knowledge of Game of Thrones is necessary.

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    12 Oct 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 60

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    “I think we should get maaaaaarried,” Liam said, sing-songing the last word in a loud voice, his baritone vibrating in the room.
    The other man looked back at the camera, his body shaking with his silent giggles, his brow scrunched in an effort to hold in his laughter. Regardless, a cackle could be heard from behind the camera, shaking it a bit.
    “We’re gonna be the cutest couple ever,” Liam said, emphasizing the last word, smiling his crinkly-eyed smile.
    “I see,” the other man said, keeping his condescending tone.
    “Yeah, Zayn, I love you,” Liam singsung again, smiling sweetly at the nurse holding his hand.

    (Or, Liam broke his arm and his brain to mouth filter is ruined by anaesthetics, so he flirts shamelessly with the cute nurse. What he doesn't expect is, because of that, be pulled into a situation that makes him discover another side of his personality he would never guess existed without the right prompt.)

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    15 Oct 2017