cute as a couple indeed

Looking at all the cute smiley Louis pics and the cute bouncy Harry vids from tonight (and indeed, from the past couple of months), I just keep thinking….everything is going to be fine.

You know why? Because we’ve seen our boys upset, and we’ve seen our boys stressed. We know what it looks like. We saw them in early and mid 2012 when the closet was brought down on them. We saw Harry nearly in tears after being accused of being ‘the womaniser’ again. We saw them touching feet under the table to reassure each other when they were grilled about whether they’d ever kissed.

We saw them during Haylor. We saw them tired, and stressed. We saw them pale and baggy-eyed and listless. We saw Louis reach breaking point. We know what it looks like.

We saw them in 2013 and 2014 when they were even more locked down than before. We saw how much it ran them down to be constantly separated. We saw Louis disengaged from the crowds, restricting himself, holding back.

We have seen them unhappy. We know what it looks like.

It’s becoming apparent that this Brianna plan has been in place for months. They knew it was coming.

And haven’t we all been commenting on how happy they’ve been? How Louis has been relaxed, and smiley, and bouncy? How much he’s been interacting with fans? How grateful and sweet and full of energy he’s been?

I just can’t comprehend how he would be this happy, this consistently, in the weeks leading up to a stunt if he knew it was going to have a negative outcome.

I’ve always thought that Louis’ body is sensitive to stress. In difficult closeting periods, on demanding tours, you can always tell when it’s starting to catch up with him. He loses weight. He loses sleep, and starts looking tired and pale. He doesn’t smile as much, and it seems an effort for him to interact with fans. He gets sick often.

That is not the Louis we’ve been seeing. He’s bright, he’s fit, he’s well-rested. He hasn’t been sick in months. He smiles and laughs and dances. He teases and talks to fans.

It may sound silly to act like we ‘know’ the boys. But we have been observing (and, sometimes, obsessing over) their behaviour for literally years. I just feel like we would know about it if this stunt was really upsetting them. Which is why I think it’s all going to be okay.