fic recs june 2015 - january 2016
* = favorites
** = absolute favorites
You’re An Asshole (But I Love You) 85k ** Louis is a frat boy with a drinking problem who doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, and Harry is a psychology student who always takes care of him and might just be exactly what Louis doesn’t want, but really needs.
Let’s Fall in Love In a Place You Want to Stay 134k * A George of the Jungle / Tarzan AU where Louis is a model who meets Wild Man Harry in the Congo. He was raised by apes and barely speaks a word of English and turns Louis’ life upside down.
Wild And Unruly 123k ** Harry is a cowboy sitting on the biggest oil reservoir in Wyoming, and Louis is the paralegal assigned to pressure him into selling his land.
Work Me Over 51k The only luck Louis has ever believed in is the luck that comes from working. He’s never really believed in love, either. In this world, if something is too good to be true, it’s because it’s a con.
don’t tell the gods (we left a mess) 71k ** After a misunderstanding with Liam’s mother, Louis agrees to accompany his best friend to a family wedding and pretend to be the world’s best boyfriend. But their simple plan goes awry when he learns that Harry, ex-boyfriend/ex-love of Louis’ life, will also be in attendance. (aka: fake!boyfriends with a twist ft. bromance, romance and cake.)
bring out feelings in me i never show 24k Louis accidentally hires a felon to be his fake boyfriend for Thanksgiving. Or, the fake boyfriends au no one asked for
Escapade 146k **** In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.
Uncharted Shores 111k ** he plane taking the boys to LA crashes and the boys are left alone and alive on a deserted island. They’re the only five survivors on the plane. As time passes, they find that they will most likely never be rescued and go about settling down. (OT5)
Two Steps Behind 38k * Louis is two years younger than his neighbors, Harry, Liam, Niall, and Zayn, and he grows up bending over backwards to get their attention and acceptance. Especially Harry’s.
wish i knew how to break this spell 6k * Maybe it should be more of a surprise to open the door and find Harry wrapped up in about a dozen blankets, face pink from the cold and soft from sleep. It isn’t.
Harry, Louis, and a cabin. It’s cold outside.
Orange Canvas 25k * A spring break (kind of) fake relationship AU
I Think I’m Addicted To Your Light 9k Louis is just zipping back up when the door swings open with a swell of noise and someone shuffles up next to him, shoes tapping loudly against the tile floor. Louis turns to see who’s walked in and just violated the code of the men’s toilet by taking the urinal next to him and is met with wide, green eyes and red lips stretched into a brilliant smile.“Happy new year,” the guy grins, shaking long, curly hair away from his face. “You look sharp. Sorry, do you mind holding this for a minute? I don’t really have any place to keep it and it’s kind of a hassle, getting out of these things. Don’t want it to fall in.”He indicates his legs with the hand clutching a pale pink phone, and Louis’ gaze drops. Speechless, Louis takes the phone, eyes locked on the guy’s legs. His gorgeous legs, clad only in a pair of black thigh-highs held up by a silky black garter belt.
of faith and trust and pixie dust 4k “So, you and Nick, you fuck, right?” (STYLINSHAW)
Won’t See It Coming Till It’s Already Gone 12k “Tell me that this is a fake,” Peter says, slapping a handful of papers against Louis’ chest. He says something else, something loud and demanding, barely even pausing for a breath, but Louis doesn’t hear it. All he hears is the sound of his own breathing, the sound of his own heartbeat.Because this - this looks like a marriage certificate.For a minute, everything stills, quiets. Louis drags his eyes up, meets Harry’s gaze, fixed on him.Then the noise is back, shouting voices clamoring to be heard over each other, and Harry is still staring at him.The ring that Louis hadn’t been able to stop noticing in the loo weighs heavily on his hand. His left hand.
Ocean and waves and wires between us 8k Niall wants to meet his online girlfriend, Veronica, and enlists the help of MTV’s Catfish to do it. He doesn’t get quite what he bargained for, but it works out alright, really. (ZIALL)
fire and rain 4k Harry and Louis have been known for hating each other, but one day at a party that Harry was dragged to, they play spin the bottle and end up having to kiss.
led by your beating heart 29k ** AU where Harry’s in One Direction, Louis isn’t, and they reconnect over a game of ‘Call or Delete’.
slow to aknowledge the knots in our laces 14k ** He turns to Liam. “We could come up with a points system, we don’t even have to do anything outside of what has set points. The interviewers would hate it. Or, are you too… chicken?“Liam rolls his eyes, but smiles and gives Louis a pointed look. "No, Louis."And that’s the end of it.Until a week later. (LILO)
Will Kiss for Cash 4k The boys decide to play gay chicken. Harry and Zayn, as always, take it a step too far. (ZARRY)
Even Mountains Crumble Into the Sea 4k the one where they are all in the Bungalow and plays truth or dare and Harry gets dares to put on some panties Niall found.
I Think I’m Kissing Louis Tonight 4k Harry can’t believe Louis picked him over everyone, and Louis really wants to kiss Harry.
Wicked Games 4k * Zayn gets mad about Liam’s tweet and challenges him to a game of gay chicken.
let me make a thing of cream and stars 24k ** Louis is a Radio 1 DJ and Harry is a pop-star he interviews.
We’re Like Bumper Cars 31k the AU where Louis and Harry are rivals of the century and Cross Country competitors before things get complicated and they play pretend.
Mine Now 32k *** This is the story of how Harry finds himself pouting in Louis’ passenger seat with a raging boner on the way to seduce his ex boyfriend.
Tuesday: The Apocalypse 32k *** This is the story of how Niall finds himself listening to Harry’s presidential opponent wank for five minutes straight before he understands what’s happening. (Sequel of “Mine Now”)
Glass Table Boys 6k Louis is a go-go dancer at a gay bar. Zayn is a DJ, and Louis’s roommate. Harry is a hot stranger. Naturally, a threesome ensues. Guest starring Nick Grimshaw as a sassy bartender. (ZOURRY)
we are honey and the bee 41k * au where harry plays rugby at uni, louis needs to hire a nanny, and life is one big cliche.
give you my fever 10k x-factor era. harry’s never had an orgasm before, louis gives him his first
Hit the Spot 9k Louis Tomlinson unlocks the secrets of time travel to fuck his younger self and boyfriend.
everything i can arrange, every part of me you change 10k * [Harry needs a big spoon and Louis refuses to let anyone steal his position.
Being Held Down 4k Everything changes when they start noticing how much weaker Louis is compared to them. (OT5)
Never Had a Chance 22k the one where Harry wants Louis, Louis wants to lose his virginity, and a camping trip is exactly what they need to sort themselves out.
walk my days on a wire 38k when actor Louis Tomlinson used to daydream about dating Harry Styles, this is not what he had in mind.
Help! ( I Need Somebody) 2k Liam’s prank backfires spectacularly.
not just a phase 22k *** “Great!” says Liam. “I’ll, um, I’ll set up a time.”“Not now?” Niall deflates.Liam shakes his head. “No, well. We thought, maybe, you and Soph should go first?”Niall scrunches his face up. “Like…an icebreaker exercise?”“Yeah,” says Liam, shaking his head fondly at Niall, which Niall thinks is a bit rich coming from the guy proposing get-to-know-you sex before a threesome. “Just like that.” (NOPHIAM)
‘til you’re screaming and you’re sore 5k
Louis is gay. The other four are straight, but curious. Louis offers to help them. (OT5)
Picture This 2k 'Niall secretly watching and jerking off to Harry and Louis having sex. They are unaware they’re being watched and don’t find out.’
hoping this cold blue water scrubs me clean and spits me out again 17k "Stay,” Harry whispers desperately, pressing his lips to Louis’ temple like he can somehow ease the pain that’s blooming there, but he can’t make the pain stop and no matter how hard he tries he can’t make Louis stay.
Wrong Side of Love 37k Zayn and Liam wake up in each other’s bodies.
In Dreams 23k AU. When Harry moves to a new city, his new flat come with a number of sweet, anonymous gifts and surprises that brighten his days. Could it be a friendly ghost? Another friendly presence in his new building is his tattooed neighbor, Louis, who seems determined to put a smile back on his face.
Have You Coming Back Again 31k He’s got Harry’s schedule memorized, more because the guy keeps following him around than anything, so he doesn’t bother looking around before climbing behind the wheel and setting his bag on the passenger seat. It’s a Monday, which means that Harry doesn’t even get out of bed before noon unless he’s planning on harassing Louis.