- One Direction (Band) (17)
Fandoms: One Direction (Band)
23 Sep 2018
“Just. How bad is it?”
Zayn sighs. Shit.
“Not that bad, really,” he says quickly as he scans Louis’ face. “It depends, really. The freshmen are all right and I think you’ll manage just fine with the sophomores.”
“Seniors are always shit because they think they rule the school, and this specific class of juniors… Well, let’s say you’ll find a real troublemaker there. Some say he used to be a soft kid, but- I don’t know. Most teachers just leave him alone.” Zayn shrugs. “He walks around with a tough crowd. Guess no one wants to take their chances with him. This is Chicago after all.”
“D’you know the name of the kid?” Louis asks, already very curious to meet said person.
“His name is Harry Styles.” The other man responds. “You’re in for a treat with this one.”
[Or: The one in which Louis always hears thunder when Harry speaks and sees lightning when he glances at him.]
Harry can’t help but look at his iTunes library. What he did not expect was to see his name there: Harry Styles, and a half-played album. He has to ask.
“What’s that you were listening to?”
“Oh, it’s this guy, uh- Harry Styles?”
“Hm. Is he any good? I’ve heard a lot about him.”
“He’s proper famous, isn’t he?” Louis smirks. “He’s good, believe it or not. Many people don’t give credit to teenage girls, but I don’t regret listening to him.”
“D’you have a favorite?”
“You’ve probably heard Sign of the Times, because everyone’s heard this song…” Louis checks his screen. “Don’t know. This is the best one musically speaking. But there’s something about this one,” he points at his screen, “From the Dining Table. It’s just so sad. Makes one wonder what this guy went through.”
“Sad.” Louis replies. “Anyways. Don’t be prejudiced and give the pop star a listen. He’s really talented.”
OR: the one in which Harry and Louis take the same plane, and even though they're both sort of nomads, they end up finding a home in each other.
“What can’t you do, H?”
“Anything, Louis, I can’t do anything!” His voice is tortured and Louis has never felt so at a loss.
A little more than a year ago he would’ve been able to actually do something besides sitting here and watching Harry hurt without even knowing for sure why he is hurting. Louis would’ve pulled him in and kissed and fucked the sadness out of him. Louis would’ve known beforehand that Harry was hurting and wouldn’t have let it get to this point in the first place. But then again, a little over a year ago Harry hadn’t broken up with him, so, there’s that.
His phone vibrates in his pocket and Louis checks it, expecting everything but what he actually reads.
It’s an air drop message. And here’s what it says:
To the boy staring at me from the Bentley Continental, hope this is you.
And then there’s a phone number. A fucking phone number. From the very handsome guy in the car behind. Shit.
Harry Styles is a tornado with pretty eyes and a heartbeat, and Louis isn’t even scared of the storm.
"What are we drinking then?” He asks Harry, claiming his place sitting on the stool by his side.
“Tequila.” Harry replies.
“Is this a good idea?”
“Neither is sleeping with you, probably, but I’m going to do it anyways, so…” He hands Louis a glass. “Bottoms up!”
Or: the one in which Harry hates Louis, but doesn't know him. And then... He does.
Fandom: One Direction (Band)
14 Jun 2015
Being gay in the world's biggest boy band is no easy task. Louis and Harry are pretty used to it by now, but the end of the Where We Are Tour brings a new atmosphere to the band and Harry can not cope anymore with his womanizer image - he wants to come out. Louis knows it, his band mates know it, his family knows it and even though Modest! management disagrees, his fans know it.
(Basically, a reality universe reflecting their lives behind the cameras after finishing WWAT and during Four promo period... And then OTRA starts. And Zayn leaves. And it's all a big mess.)
For their 18th birthday, every person receives a letter that reads a simple date. That is the date you'll meet your soulmate.
Harry and Louis have different beliefs, live in different worlds and have different dreams, hopes and fears. Yet, they're not so different from each other when it comes to love. When their paths cross, there is no doubt they belong together. Except for that one, essential difference: they didn't receive the same date.
Or, a fic about differences that make no difference at all: Harry and Louis are soulmates. In every way possible. Featuring Niall as a role model, and Liam and Zayn as a different kind of role models.
Bookmarked by sincewewereeighteen
25 Aug 2018
It's embarrassing how long it takes Louis to recognize his own song. Niall had sung it as a bright, hopeful love song, and that’s honestly how Louis had always assumed it should sound. But this new voice, slow and rough, stripped of any backing instrument, has infused the lyrics with just the tumultuous mix of fear and defiance that Louis can remember so clearly from the night he wrote them.
It’s not a comfortable thing, to feel like someone is singing all your secrets back to you.
Louis is a songwriter trapped in a lie that could ruin his best friend's career. Harry owns a record store, distrusts everyone in the music industry on principle, but loves Niall Horan's newest album. A modern retelling of Singin' in the Rain.
Bookmarked by sincewewereeighteen
25 Aug 2018
Louis Tomlinson is, in fact, not straight.
Harry Styles isn't sure what he is.
Together, they figure it out, and maybe fall in love along the way.
Or, the Uni AU where Louis helps Harry figure out his sexuality, Niall crashes a bachelorette party, Liam works in a printing centre, and Zayn happens to need lots of printing done.
- Part 1 of All of Me
The first part was meant as a joke. He didn't really expect Harry to buy anything. It was just Louis’ way of softening the ‘get the fuck out’ blow.
“Where's your order forms, then?”
“I don't want your flowers.” Louis chided before directing all of his attention to the arrangement in front of him.
Harry laughed under his breath as he stood to his full height, “Who said anything about them being for you, love?”
An AU in which The Bachelor is gay, Louis is a contestant, Harry is the bachelor, everyone drinks a lot of champagne, the entire world gets to watch them fall in love, and no one plays by the rules.