For otherrs1de, sorry it’s a bit late <3 :)
Louis and Niall were hardcore advocates for the whole “short people are the best people” epidemic.
Constantly they were coming up with reasons that short people could do things more efficiently and ways that short people could completely trump a taller person. They had easily tested these ideas out on Harry and Liam, knowing that the two would probably just laugh off their stupid pranks.
They didn’t prank Zayn, because Zayn slept most of the time, and Zayn would murder them in their sleep if they disrupted his.
“And, you can get on my shoulders and we’ll easily be able to get to the cookie jar.” Louis finishes, nodding at Niall.
Niall grins excitedly. “Yes! Perfect.” He concludes, “We’re mad geniuses. Right Einstein’s we are!”
Louis nods in agreement. “We’re fuckin’ ace, Nialler. See, even short people like you can do fun things.”
“You’re short too, Louis.” Niall laughs, thinking they were still joking.
Louis stops laughing for a second. “Uh- well, i mean, I’m kind of short, but at least I’m not as short as you, right?” He chuckles, words salty and mean.
Niall also stops laughing. “Me- We’re, like, the same height!” Niall says, feeling a bit offended. “If anything, I’m taller than you.” He says, striding past Louis and into the living room, where Zayn is laying on an armchair.
“You?!” Louis screeches, “You?! Taller than me?!” He asks disbelievingly. “As if, Niall Horan! You’re the shortest one in the band!”
“There is no way that you’re actually having this conversation again.” Zayn complains, rolling his eyes not-too affectionately as Louis and Niall start up just like they do every other week.
“I am not the shortest!” Niall shouts at Louis, fists clenched as he growls at the boy.
Louis scoffs. “You’re 5′8’ Nialler, sorry to break it to ya, but you’re by far the shortest band member.” Louis says, smirk evident on his face as he pointedly looks down at Niall.
Niall’s eyes narrow dangerously at the other blue eyed boy. “Fuckin’ hell! You’re 5′8’, Louis!” He contradicts, making Louis squawk in indignation.
“I’ll have you know that i’m 5′9’.” He says snootily, looking away from the blonde boy with a flush on his cheeks.
Zayn makes a loud groaning noise, shoving his face in a pillow as he calls helplessly, “Liam, make them stop!”
Liam, just having walked into the room, seriously considered walking straight back out. Whenever Louis and Niall decided to hash out some issues, curses and yells were bound to be thrown at everyone involved. But, just like every other time, Liam was responsible for stopping these fights before it started any real issue.
“Guys, please stop before you kill Zayn. Or before Zayn kills you.” Liam states politely, sitting down on the couch where Louis and Niall were cuddled up on just the day before.
Louis glares in Liam’s direction. “Not until you tell this little midget that he’s the shortest of us all!”
Niall gasps, deeply offended. “Did you hear that? Liam!” He calls angrily.
“Louis, no name calling.” Liam chastised as he levels a glower at Louis, if anything, just to appease Niall. He opens a magazine as Louis and Niall fall into silence, simply giving each other dark looks.
Louis smirks, “But Niall is the shortest in the band, isn’t he, Lili?”
“Of course he is.” Liam answers, not even thinking about his answer until the words are out of his mouth. The second they are, Liam’s hand flies up to his mouth and his eyes meet Louis and Niall’s.
Niall is pouting dramatically, figure slumped as Louis hoots in victory. Zayn sighs angrily, giving up on his peaceful afternoon. As he gets up, Liam follows quickly, not ready to face Niall’s sad expression just yet. It takes a moment for Louis to calm down, hopping around the room happily before the older boy lands on the ground in front of the blonde boy.
Niall continues to pout up at Louis, daring the Doncaster lad to say anything else. Louis just smiles cockily down at Niall, purposefully angling Niall’s head upwards.
Niall’s eyebrows furrow, “Look, Louis, you won, alright? What are you doi-”
Rolling his eyes, Louis cups Niall’s cheeks with his hands and silences the younger (and shorter) boy, pushing his lips directly against Niall’s in a sloppy, quick, wet kiss.
They both jerk back slightly, surprised at the sudden gesture. Louis doesn’t give up, though, this time pressing his lips against the Irish boy with more passion and less spit.
Niall’s eyes are wide, simply letting his oldest bandmate kiss him solidly. His hands are frozen in a raised position on Louis’ shoulders, but the “taller” boy grabs Niall’s hands and forces them around his own neck. Niall then closes his eyes, deciding to kiss the blue eyed boy back.
Louis grins as Niall kisses him back, gripping the smaller boy around the waist tightly. Louis pulls back, ignoring both of their heavy breaths.
“It’s about time.” Harry says, passing through the room briefly.
Niall huffs out a laugh, still not really understanding what’s happening.
Louis places his hands onto Niall’s cheeks once more, pressing his lips into that cute little pout that he often has when Niall wins their arguments. He kisses him lightly, smiling softly. He nearly coos as Niall lets out a gentle yawn, blushing slightly. “Let’s go take a nap.” Louis suggests, holding out a hand for Niall.
Niall, still confused but oddly happy with the way his day had turned around, follows goofily.
They’re half way up the stairs when Louis perks up, shouting loudly, “I’m the big spoon!”
“No you’re not!” Niall yells back and the entire world can probably hear Zayn’s heavy, disappointed sigh.
So yeah this was really short and probably bad, I’m sorry. I know not many people ship Nouis, but it’s actually one of my favorite 1D ships, I’m working on another nouis, but it might take a while. I didn’t wanna do 2 narrys in a row and all of my Zianourry AUs are going to be decently long, which is why its taking me a while
Also, tonight my grandma was in the hospital and i had to drive there at like 8 and I drove back about an hour ago at 12. So that’s why this one sucks and is so short. I really hope it makes sense and I hope y’all like it anyway.
You can prompt me here! I do any Niall-centered relationship including OT3, OT4 and Zianourry. I’m also thinking of doing a baby!niall and *different pairing!adoptive parents, so let me know if you’re interested & who that pairing should be! You can see my other writings here.