Post Break Up Fics with a Happy Ending
Ten post break up fics, in which Louis and Harry always find their way back to each other:
The End Should Be A Good One by bananasandboots:
Summary: It doesn’t feel like falling in love, the way it had felt the first time around, easy, simple, almost like floating, wrapped up in a whirlwind of touches and kisses, late nights spent laughing breathlessly into each other’s skin. This feels broken, complicated, like every move carries the weight of their past. Like the floorboards beneath them could collapse at any moment. This doesn’t feel good.
Or, the one where Harry loses the love of his life on New Years Eve and finds him again, six months later, ready to open some poorly-stitched wounds.
Core ‘ngrato by Velvetoscar:
Summary: It’s been over a year since Louis broke up with Harry and Harry still believes in forever. And maybe the world does, too.
Far Away by dimpled_halo:
Summary: Harry swallows hard, clearing his throat. “Hi Lou,” he says, looking at Louis reluctantly. He’s even more gorgeous than he remembers, so much, he feels uneasy looking directly at him, he’s so beautiful.
Louis looks at Harry, does a quick once-over and smiles, eyes so bright and blue—just how Harry remembers. “Harold!” He gets up out of his seat and embraces him into a warm hug. It’s a friendly platonic hug; one that ends way too soon. Harry wishes it would last longer so that he can breathe Louis in and memorize his new but somehow still familiar scent. It instantly leaves his body aching for more.****
Harry returns to London after five years. Stuck in the past with “what ifs” and “what might have beens”, he sees that his friends and ex (and possible love of his life) Louis have all moved on with their lives while he finds himself questioning his own life choices, past and present.
Make My Wish Come True (Baby All I Want For Christmas Is You) by larrymylove:
Summary: Louis has just agreed to spend the holidays with his family, and to bring Harry along with him. There’s just one problem…he and Harry have broken up, and are wanting to avoid telling everyone until after the holidays. The fake/pretend relationship AU with a twist.
like a timebomb ticking by infinitelymint:
Summary: Louis loses everything. Harry’s still there.
Who Knew by sincewewereeighteen:
Summary: Louis remembers clearly the night everything fell apart.
There are moments in life you just can’t forget. For him, there are some that just will never leave his mind: singing Torn, his first Award Ceremony, What Makes You Beautiful on the radio for the first time, bus 1 with Zayn, recording Fireproof with Liam and the sound of Harry’s voice when he told Louis that he loved him, but they were done.
[OR: the one in which my mind goes to a really dark place thanks to this ridiculous reality we’re living right now and Louis cheats on Harry and gets a girl pregnant]
not ready to lose today by imsosorry:
Summary: "I don’t mean, like,“ Louis starts, coughing a bit, "I don’t think he’s become a diva or summat. I’m not trying to start shit. But like - he’s different, yeah? Or am I different?”
“Maybe neither of you is different,” Zayn suggests. “Maybe just, like, your relationship has changed.”
That much is obvious, but the way Zayn says it makes it sound profound.“
Tour’s gonna be weird as fuck,” Louis says with a laugh that’s a lot lighter than how he feels.
(Or, the one where Louis figures it out.)
a grocery list pinned to blue by dangerbears:
Summary: AU. after eight years, louis finally has everything he’s wanted. except for harry.
hold a hand for cover by vashtaneradas:
Summary: they’ve still got all the money in the world, all the big nights and bigger houses, all the people at their doors with singles and album deals and promises of more, they still have all of that, and they will forever. the only thing they’ve burnt through is each other.
or, two years after the band, harry and louis bump into each other for the first time.
god only knows what i’d be without you by squishyniall:
Summary: the one where louis and harry break up and louis’ broken without him
(or another cliché short story where management and eleanor and grimmy get in between their relationship)