harry playing football

Lily is beyond ecstatic Harry brought someone with good taste home.
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For the sweetest anon that requested this 💕

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He is so happy, its adorable 

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into another serotonin overflow 

by mercutionotromeo (11k)

Published : 2017-08-15

Harry’s the yearbook photographer who’s been assigned to take pictures of Louis, the new captain of the football team. Harry’s got a massive, obvious crush on Louis and somehow, Louis feels the same way.

Sweet first time sex wherein Harry’s adorably awkward, Louis is achingly cool, and Harry rides Louis wearing his jersey.

Explicit

okay but what makes me even sadder than angry resentful harry who hated the dursleys and everything they stood for is the little boy harry must have been at the beginning of the whole thing, when he still wanted the dursley’s love and affection like

  • harry in his first days at privet drive cooing “ma” at aunt petunia only to get a sharp pinch and an angry rebuke
  • harry as a preschooler drawing three blond blobs and a little black one with “my family” scratched over the top and presenting it to uncle vernon, who ripped it up and threw it away
  • harry trying to play football with dudley and being confused when all his cousin did was kick the ball in his stomach until he fell over
  • harry picking flowers for aunt petunia in mother’s day when he was five and as a punishment being forced to work in the garden
  • harry hoping every birthday that this year, maybe this year he had behaved well enough to get a real present and waking up to yet another clothes hanger or tissue box
  • harry being kicked out of the room the first time he had tried to fit himself into the dursleys’ family photo
  • harry being the loving caring person he was naturally and getting only harsh words and abuse in return

honestly there’s a lot within the Harry Potter universe that i find questionable but there’s nothing i genuinely hate as much as hearing American’s saying “No maj” which i could happily go my entire life without hearing again

I’ve Known You All My Life (Part Two)

Sam Holland x Reader

Words: 1,967

Hello everyone! I just want to say thank you to everyone who read the first part. I can’t thank you all enough for your lovely comments. I take requests! Just message me or comment below :) I hope you all like it! (If you’d like to be tagged in future fics, please message me!)

Part One

tagging: @trinityjadec, @aussie-mantle, @tiau-man

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“Harry has feelings for you, Y/N.”

The moment those words left his mouth, Sam wished he could take it all back. He felt so stupid; he really fucking wished he hadn’t said anything.

You, on the other hand, your mind was reeling. You had hoped that today would be the day that Sam would admit he had feelings for you too, but instead it was Harry. Don’t get me wrong though, you loved Harry.

You two got on very well, the both of you bonded over photography (you never took it farther than your phone camera though), you two would exchange notes for school, it was good, it was fun. But Harry was never anything more than a brother figure to you.

Now though? Oh, boy. What did Sam even expect you to do with this information?

Tension-filled silence flooded the cozy den, Paddy was long gone, he left as soon as he heard what his older brother said. You wished you could’ve gone with him.

“Y/N?” Sam gently shook your shoulder

You snapped out of it, your eyes settling on Sam, who in turn was looking at you worriedly.

“What the fuck do I do, Sam?” you whispered

He groaned in response. It was his fault, truly, it was. What the hell was he even thinking? Trick question. He wasn’t thinking. He wasn’t fucking thinking that by telling you, he was damaging any chance he had with you in the future.

Sam shook his head abruptly, what the fuck? He thought to himself.

Chance? With you? The future?

These thoughts, albeit they were always lingering in the back of his mind, were foreign to Sam. They were there alright, but never did he entertain them.

Until now, now that even just the possibility could be taken away from him.

“Can you please forget I said anything? Please? Harry will kill me, they’ll never find my corpse, Y/N.” he begged

“Sam! How the hell can I forget? I’ve known Harry for forever, and now you’re telling me-“

“I’m telling you,” His voice grew louder “to forget it! Okay?!”

The veins in his neck were prominent, something that only happened when Sam was really angry. He rarely was angry with you. But looking at him right now, the light flashing in his eyes was not the kind you welcomed.

“Fine.” You muttered, leaning your back against the sofa with a huff

Sam looked at your pissed expression and it made him angrier. Not at you though, never at you. He was angry at himself.

He was angry that he was actually that stupid to tell you like that. He was angry that he was starting to feel differently towards you, his best friend.

Nikki popped her head through the doorway.

“Y/N? Are you staying for dinner, love?” she asked sweetly. God you loved Nikki.

Her tone and the motherly smile on her face almost made you say yes. Almost.

You shook your head and stood up. “I’m sorry, Tita. Not tonight.” You smiled apologetically.

Nikki nodded but looked between you and Sam in confusion. She didn’t want to push it, Nikki knew her boy. She’d have to wait until he was ready to talk about it.

“Okay. Safe walk home, darling.” She gave you a kiss on the cheek and went back to the kitchen

You roughly tugged your sneakers back on and got your laptop. Sam remained still on the couch, deep in thought, you could tell by the way his eyebrows were knitted together and his fingers were wildly tapping at the side of his lap.

With a defeated sigh, you left him there without another word. Once he heard the front door shut, Sam lay down on the couch. He draped the blanket you two were using over his body and he grabbed the pillow you used to prop up your head. He brought it close to his face and breathed in the scent of your shampoo. Sam closed his eyes and imagined that you hadn’t left, instead you were running your delicate hands through his hair.

As you were making the short trek back to your house, your mind was going into over drive.

Harry?! Harry. Had feelings. For you?!

You never even noticed! And you were around him. A lot. How could you have missed something as big as that? Had you become that absorbed in Sam?

“Fuuuck!” you groaned, you wanted to kick over your neighbour’s rubbish bin. And you were just about to when someone stopped you.

“Hey, hey, hey.”

You whipped around to find, just your luck, Harry. His eyes were filled with amusement as he watched you fume in frustration. He had just come from the park which explained the Blue staffy licking at your ankles.

“Tess!” you wasted no time kneeling to shower her with love

You rubbed her warm stomach and scratched her neck, Tessa’s leg bopped up and down appreciatively. Nevermind Sam or Harry, Tessa was the one for you.

“You alright, Y/N?” Harry asked. Don’t think he forgot that you were about to completely trash your neighbour’s bins

“Yeah. Yeah, I’ll survive.” You sighed, getting up and dusting yourself off

“What’d Sam say?”

The question could’ve knocked you on your ass. You stared at the boy in front of you, eyes wide. Harry stared back, and for the first time, you saw it. He was looking at you like.. Like how you would look at Sam.

Oh no.

“Well, uh.” You scratched the back of your neck harshly

“He told you, didn’t he?”

Not even the gorgeous hues of dusk could distract you from this conversation, no matter how hard you tried. You just gave up and nodded.

“Oh.” Harry dug his sole into the gravel repeatedly

“Bollocks, Harry. Harry, I am so sorry. Sam told me not to say anything and I just fucked it up and please don’t kill him. Please don’t. It’s my fault-“

“Chill out, Y/N. No one’s dying. Not today at least.” he looked at you, anger subsiding minutely

Your heart slowed to a normal rate, allowing you to function somewhat normally.

“It’s true, then?”

It was so strange for you to see the twins so vulnerable, all in one day. They always seemed so strong, even when Sam went and got that black eye, he feigned nonchalance just for you. Or when you were kids, and Harry skinned his knee playing football, he didn’t cry until after you turned your back.

You were their most important female friend, they didn’t want you think they were soft. But for the second time that day, you saw a Holland boy look at you with the utmost vulnerability, the utmost sincerity.

“It is.” Harry admitted

That made your heart ache, you actually felt your heart clench. But for all the wrong reasons and not for the boy you wanted it to be for. You could only smile weakly at him in response.

Harry noticed your silence, so he and Tessa took their leave. He pulled you into a hug and rested his chin on top of your head like he’s always done before. You pulled back and noticed the rosy blush on his cheeks. Rest assured, that was something he didn’t do before.

“Right. Uh. We’ll see you at the house sometime, Y/N.” He bid you good bye before running off with Tessa.

You took off running through your yard, feeling the air burn in your lungs with each breath. You ran through your door, you ran upstairs to your room. Once there was nowhere left to run, you collapsed on your bed.

You were drained of energy and utterly spent. That said, you felt rather grateful you had the house to yourself. You’d opted out of the Mediterranean cruise with your parents (being on water wasn’t really your thing) for some quality time with your best friend.

Sam, your best friend that you were beginning to fall for.

Sam, the beautiful talented freckled boy you’ve known all your life.

Sam, whose twin brother, Harry, had feelings for you while he did not.

That last thought struck you really hard. Sam didn’t see you like that. He wasn’t beginning to see you through the rose coloured glasses you were seeing him through.

He wasn’t starting to notice the way you had stars in your eyes just watching his fingers dance over the ivory keys of his piano, or the way you just reveled in the feel of his lips against your cheek when he said hello.

How stupid were you to think that Sam was ever going to see you differently. You’d always be his best friend.

You would always be just that.


-Meanwhile in the Holland household-

Harry unclasped Tessa’s leash from her collar and off she went. The warmth of his home was just beginning to seep through his bones, a sharp contrast from the cold that was starting to linger in the night air.

He went into the kitchen and set the leash down on the counter. His mum was just about through with dinner, and as per usual, it smelled amazing.

“Mum, where’s Sam?” he asked her

Nikki looked up from her pan of buttered veggies and smiled fondly at her son, “In the den. See if he’s okay, won’t you, dear? I think he had a fight with Y/N.”

Harry was momentarily puzzled. Huh. A fight with you? You two were as thick as thieves, what could you two possibly be arguing about?

He quietly entered the room. He could see that Sam was sound asleep on the couch, a blanket wrapped around him. Harry approached him quietly then sat down at his feet.

Sam stirred, feeling the couch dip. He rubbed his sleep-riddled eyes groggily.

“So you told Y/N.” Harry spoke, startling him

Fuck, Sam thought, wishing he’d stayed asleep. He was trying hard to come up with something to say to his brother.

“You are a lifesaver, man!” Harry suddenly exclaimed, tackling Sam into a tight hug

Harry pulled out of the hug and grinned at a confused Sam.

“I-I.. What?”

“I know I was being sour earlier but now that she knows? I don’t know, man. I feel like a weight’s been lifted off me, you know what I mean?” Harry asked gleefully

Sam wanted to tell him that the weight was now on his shoulders, but he just nodded in response.

Harry snatched the remote from the coffee table and started leisurely flipping through the channels, a genuine smile on his face, oblivious to Sam’s inner turmoil.

“So, what’re you going to do, then?” Sam asked, dreading what he was going to hear

“I was thinking I’d ask her out? Do you think it’s too soon?”

“Definitely. Really too soon.” Sam replied quite hastily

He was lucky no one could hear how hard his hart was trying to rip through his chest. Damn fucking right it was too soon!

“Well,” Harry shrugged “we’ve got all summer anyway.”

All summer.

The thought swirled around in Sam’s head over and over. All summer, with Harry taking Y/N out on dates and trying to woo her. Could he take it?

Sam excused himself and went up to his room. Once the door was shut, he sat on his bed with his head hung low.

How did things get so messed up in such a short amount of time? He just wanted to have another great day with you; he just wanted to be with you without having all these feelings overcomplicating things.

Before he realised it, he was sniffling. Unwanted tears were beginning to fall down his freckled cheeks.

“Christ.” Sam muttered to himself, angrily wiping them away

It was just. So. Fucking. Difficult. He felt so heavy, seeing his brother confess his feelings to you just as he was starting to realise his.

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 Part 3

anonymous asked:

The people that believe it's about gemma keep bringing up running around the garden must be when they were kids and I just keep thinking about how many times Louis made Harry go out and play football in the garden.

STOP they definitely play football together in their yard

that said I think this is another case of people who think that being a bit too literal and think it’s possible running around the garden is more symbolic of being young and carefree which definitely could apply to hl but yk

10 oldies I want to remind you of part III

The third edition of Oldies comes dedicated to @iamasphodelknox who is celebrating her Directionversary this month. Congratulations, you’re not a Baby Larrie anymore! <3 Her Reverse Bang fic came out this week, go check it out! We’re starting off with the fic that convinced her into Larrie-ness: And Then a Bit. These fics are from 2014 or older, and my logic here has been “which older fics would a Baby Larrie not have read, but should read”. Enjoy!

And Then a Bit

“We’d like to give the fans what they want.” Magee states, placing his hand on the table in front of him and leaning forward. “We want to give them Larry Stylinson.”

Or, take a parallel universe where Louis and Harry were never together, mix in a two year hiatus and an impending comeback, pour in a dash of lost fans, two tablespoons of strong friendship and a Modest! employee with a good idea. Add a squeeze of pretending to be a couple, lots of kisses and a tattoo or two. Stir. Serve: the mother of all publicity stunts.

(aka Harry and Louis fake a relationship for publicity. Eventually it becomes a lot less fake and a lot more real.)

we are honey and the bee

It isn’t his fault though, it is entirely the fault of whichever gods thought it would be a good idea to taunt Louis by dangling a curly haired boy in front of him with a mouth that can’t possibly be as soft as it looks, a mouth that requires further inspection with Louis’ own mouth. Unfortunately, Louis absolutely cannot do that, because it would go against all rules and guidelines in the Golden Handbook of Nanny and Employee Etiquette that he’s pretty sure exists.

au where harry plays rugby at uni, louis needs to hire a nanny, and life is one big cliche.

Tea for Two and Two for Tea

Louis turns five centimeters tall one day at work. Harry accidentally takes him home.

You and me were kings

harry plays football in a small town in west texas. louis might be the only person that doesn’t give a damn. au.

Your Best Line Ever

University AU, in which Harry has a terrible job and lies about his name to drunk people, Louis is one of the drunk and has to move out of his flat, Liam shaves his hair because he fights with Zayn, Zayn protects Liam from creepy stalkers and Niall always has a solution, because he knows just about every person relevant!

Boys of Summer

 What he wants is for this to be a forever thing, not someplace Harry spent the summer once.  What he wants is for this to be more than a memory.

(New Jersey beach town AU.)

Hold My Breath (AO3 users only)

AU. It’s possible — possible — that his three-week ban from the football pitch makes Louis just a tad antsy. Surely it’s not so bad that it warrants punishment in the form of his friends signing him up for a yoga class? Either way, Louis is determined to hate every second of it.

He didn’t count on a yoga instructor who wears flower-patterned headscarves and smiles like summer won’t end.

Three French Hems

In which Louis is a designer at Burberry and Harry spends December wearing Lanvin… and Lanvin… and Lanvin.

all my love was down in a frozen ground

Louis goes to the woods.

AU very loosely inspired by the creation of Bon Iver’s first record.

My English Love Affair

The thing about sleeping with a member of a famous indie band is that the inevitability of having a song written about you is most likely a hundred percent. The second thing is that in the end, nobody’s supposed to find out it’s about you.

The one where Harry writes a song about his English love affair and Louis sleeps with someone in White Eskimo and all he gets is a stupid song written about him.

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Pregnant Harry Fics

All fics are completed and on AO3

All In 3k Harry/Louis

Climbing onto the bed and wrapping his arms around Harry, he couldn’t stop smiling while thinking about the next chapter in their lives that was about to be written.

And resigned himself to the fact that his band mates were probably never going to leave his house now.

 

always be my baby 3k Harry/Louis

Harry is Louis’ baby.

Harry also wants Louis’ babies.

 

And all you wanted was somebody who cares 62k (warning: also contains pregnant Louis) Harry/Louis

Harry is pregnant and alone until he finds a flyer advertising a home for pregnant teens.

 

can’t be what you need if he’s seventeen 41k Harry/Nick Grimshaw

harry is 17 and nick is 21. nick moves away, but not before giving harry a going away present.

au where harry niall louis zayn and liam all grew up in holmes chapel, and nick just sort of turned up.

 

Didn’t He Blow My Mind? 3k Harry/Louis

Louis and Harry are in love, Harry’s pregnant. So very pregnant that he’s grown a really nice pair of tits, and when they start leaking milk Louis loses all self-restraint.

 

Family Ties 4k Harry/Louis

“We have the perfect family don’t we?”

“Yes, yes we do.”

Harry gets pregnant for the second time and this is the story of his pregnancy through the ups and downs.

 

Forever and Always 6k Harry/Louis

“I want a lot of kids,” Harry slurs. He’s sitting on Louis’s dick right now, riding Louis slowly and at his own pace.

“Okay, baby,” Louis says, petting his hip.

Harry pouts. “I mean it – I want, want so many baby Tommos running around the house, wrecking havoc just like their Daddy.”

Or the one where Harry meets the love of his life at 16. This follows the years following their meet.

 

goodness gracious (i can’t seem to stop) 9k Harry/Louis

“What – Oh.” Louis’ cold hand touch the warm skin of Harry’s stomach and his eyes flew open. He stared at his hand, his fingers splayed out over the skin of the small bump forming. His hands looked tiny in comparison with the pale skin and Harry’s massive body. He felt nothing but warmth, knowing the baby was still too small to move, but Louis’ heart almost leapt out of his throat, then Harry’s hand covered his and slipped his fingers between Louis’.

*

or; harry’s pregnant, that’s it.

 

honey and i 5k Harry/Louis

AU very loosely based on Marley and Me, Louis takes his friends advice and buys Harry a puppy to quell his desires to start a family. However the puppy turns them into a family with out them really knowing.

 

I could take the back road but your eyes would straight lead me back home 18k Harry/Louis

Indie duo Harry Styles and Niall Horan meet premier league football player Louis Tomlinson in a bar one night. Niall is starstruck and Harry is lovestruck.

Harry and Louis are just friends until they’re forced to admit they’re not - they’re actually quite in love.

Harry and Louis get married, have two daughters, and now Harry is pregnant with their third child. A road trip is planned…

Louis is just trying to keep Harry’s mood swings at bay for another couple of weeks, Niall is trying to keep his best friend’s daughters entertained and out of mischief, Liam is trying to convince Louis that picking up a hitchhiker isn’t a bad idea, and Harry just wants to figure out what to name their baby boy before he’s born.

 

I Met You in the Toystore 37k Harry/Louis

Louis works in Toys'R'Us and finds Harry studying two kinds of baby formulas like it’s the most important decision in the world. How can he resist?

 

i’ll put my future in you 2k Harry/Louis

Male pregnancy is supposed to, like, not be a thing. It’s a universal truth. Men don’t get pregnant. But there he is, at the doctor’s office with a troubling ultrasound and a nervous boyfriend clutching his hand.

or, the one where Harry defies all the laws of nature and gets pregnant.

 

If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity? 8k Harry/Louis

Louis had always meant the world to Harry. But to Louis, he was just a “huge, drunken mistake”.

 

Light Up The Room 21k Harry/Nick Grimshaw

Harry Styles. Nineteen, single, pop star and … pregnant?

Or the one where I wanted a realistic view on what pregnancy would really be like for a world famous male pop star balancing recording, a world tour, and romantic dramas with morning sickness and back pains.



my little bird 25k Harry/Nick Grimshaw

harry likes nick a whole load, and he gets a whole load in him.

or: the one where nick knocks harry up, with some very questionable character timelines.

 

Not Part of the Plan 12k Harry/Louis

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby and a baby carriage. That rhyme was a total lie. Sometimes things don’t happen in order. Sometimes things aren’t planned. And getting knocked up by his teacher who was also his boyfriend was definitely not on the list of things Harry had planned for his junior year of high school.

 

Nothing I’m Running From 12k Harry/Louis

The odds are one in five million. Chances are it’s not going to happen to them.

or

It does happen to them and Harry Styles is pregnant.

 

oh baby baby, the reason i breathe is you 9k Harry/Louis

He wants to kiss Louis. Kiss him on his forehead, smoothing the tight lines of stress that have formed over the years. Kiss his perfectly arched eyebrow, where Louis used to have a piercing Harry mercilessly teased him about (Secretly he loved it – maybe even wanted to lick it a little.). Kiss his button nose, making it scrunch up in that cute way it does when Harry makes a dumb joke. Kiss his collar bones, maybe nip them a little and soothe them with his tongue. But really, he wants to finally kiss his pretty pink lips he’s dreamed about for too long. He wants it more than anything.

 

Oh Baby, It’s you 7k Harry/Louis

Harry wants a baby, and he intends on having one.

 

So Baby Say You’ll Always Keep Me 7k Harry/Louis

Harry feels more tears form in his eyes at that. He laughs, shaky but genuine, and he wraps his arms around Louis’ waist, moves closer to bury his face against Louis’ shoulder. “We’re going to be dads.”

 

Thirty-Nine Weeks 18k Harry/Louis

The one where Harry gets pregnant.

 

What a Lovely Way of Saying How Much You Love Me 2k Harry/Louis

harry’s insecure; louis doesn’t know what for.

aka harry is pregnant and louis still thinks he’s the most beautiful boy. like, ever.

 

We’re Having a Baby, My Baby and Me 20k Harry/Louis

Harry cries when he sees the pretty pink plus sign on the test. It hits him in a way it hadn’t before. He really is pregnant. He’s going to be a dad. He and Louis are going to have a baby. And that only brings on more happy tears.

Or, the one where Harry really wants a baby.



Where We Begin 53k Harry/Louis

Harry and Louis were band mates and best mates. Their relationship crossed many lines, sure, but after one night they may have to deal with something much bigger and grow to learn that somewhere along the way they formed a family – just the two of them, and a baby.

 

With Child(ren) 11k Harry/Louis

Harry and Louis have a baby (or two).

 

wrap your fingers around my thumb 12k Harry/Louis (trigger warning for miscarriages)

Harry hides out in Brighton. Louis finds him. Together they figure out how to grieve. And how to come home.

 

yes, you make my life worthwhile 9k Harry/Louis

Harry whispers to him that this feels like every dream he’s had for the last three years and Louis kisses his temple, behind his ear, across his cheeks and by the edge of his jaw. He runs the back of his finger across Winnie’s sleep-warm cheeks and sighs, the weight of the world finally off his shoulder.

Louis’ a pediatrician, Harry’s a preschooler teacher, and they’re having a baby.

 

your laughter tastes so sweet 3k Harry/Louis

Anna said “GIVE HIM TOMLINSON JERSEY AND A BUNCH OF BABIES ON HIS HIPS” and you don’t say no to Anna. So this is a future!fic where Harry and Louis are married, they have kids, Louis plays football, Harry is his biggest cheerleader and the whole world is envious of the awesomeness that is Tomlinson family.




Fic Throwback

How long has it been since you last read these?  A list of fics that are old but gold.  

1. Speaking Of Marvels (100k)

AU. Louis is a nanny in suburban New Jersey, and the neighbors’ son is home from college for the summer. It was supposed to be a fling.

2. Things Have Gotten Closer To The Sun (49k)

it’s strange, making the choice to face his past—it almost feels like he’s heading for the sun straight on, like he’s screaming come on and burn me, i deserve it.
when a solar flare is announced to end the world in twelve days, harry reunites with the people that he used to know better than the back of his own hand.

3. Hiding Out In The Kitchen (28k)

Harry’s in an internationally famous boyband with his three best mates, he gets laid on a pretty regular basis, and he’s headed to Australia in a week. He doesn’t need anything else, and he certainly doesn’t need a boyfriend. If this nice guy he met in a coffeeshop wants to date him, great—but that’s all it is. Right?

4. Another Hazy May (41k)

louis is a terrible poet and harry lives in the now and they have six weeks to fall in love but, really, it only takes six seconds. bookshop meets military meets summer romance au ft. marlboros, the backstreet boys, and underrated literary devices.

5. These Roads We Stumble Down (18k)

He’s completely drenched, not one millimetre of him not covered in rain, and the old sheepskin cover over the seat is probably going to stink afterwards from the damp. But even with what seems to be a constant tremor shaking his body, brown hair plastered to his forehead, and a blue tinge to his skin, he’s still probably the most gorgeous person that Harry has ever seen.
Or, Harry picks up a hitchhiker in Oxford, and it’s a long ride to Glasgow.

6.  A Grocery List Pinned To Blue (19k)

AU. after eight years, louis finally has everything he’s wanted. except for harry. 

7. You Come Beating Like Moth’s Wings (80k) 

Harry smiles. He’s only known Louis for about two hours, knows nothing about him past his first name, but he’s nice and sarcastic and helpful and so, so pretty. And Harry’s still got a few days left in Barcelona, and he thinks he wouldn’t mind spending them with Louis. Also known as, Harry takes the summer before uni to travel Europe and meets Louis in Barcelona, and they end up traveling together.

8. Heroes Of The Orange Skies (30k)

Louis likes bathroom walls and Sharpies, Harry likes metal, Zayn likes Liam and Liam likes Zayn, Niall is wise, and they all go to the zoo.

9. Be My Little Good Luck Charm (34k)

In which Harry is a promising amateur golfer making his debut at the PGA Championship, and Louis is a Sky Sports anchor who would really rather be commentating on footie. The other boys are around too: caddy!Niall provides victory pints, Liam is Louis’s Very Serious co-anchor, and poor Zayn just gets his face drawn on.

10. As He That Sleeps Here Swims (22k)

Louis is used to having normal problems: moving to a new city, trying to direct a gay retelling of The Tempest, keeping Niall away from the actors’ catering. Theatre ghost should not be on that list. Obscenely attractive theatre ghost should definitely not be on that list. AU in which Louis is a director at the Globe Theatre and Harry is the unconventional ghost that haunts it.

11. You And Me Were Kings (28k)

harry plays football in a small town in west texas. louis might be the only person that doesn’t give a damn. au.

12. Hold A Hand For Cover (26k)

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.

13. We Are The Greatest Pretenders (27k)

“You do matter,” he says, roughly. “You matter so much, and you’re not just a computer, because you’re Hazza, and you’re mine, and it doesn’t matter what they say because I think you’re the best person I’ve ever known and I’d be honored to serve with you and - ” Harry tosses the memory drive aside and then throws his arms around Louis and drags him down on top of him, burying his face in Louis’ neck. Louis can feel Harry’s forehead against his false pulse, and hear the quiet sobbing noises he’s making under his ear.
or: Louis and Harry are androids, Nick developed them with independent emotions, and they get much more than they bargained for with them.

14. Everything That Shine Ain’t Always Gonna Be Gold (49k)

Inception-inspired AU. Louis Tomlinson is the most respected and skilled extractor in the dream-sharing business; together he and his point man Zayn have been hired countless times to steal hundreds of valuable secrets straight from the minds of CEOs and politicians. One day, a mysterious and wealthy client contacts Louis and Zayn, offering them triple their normal rate in exchange for successfully completing a job that other extracting teams have deemed “impossible.” The one catch is that this client wants the very best - so he’s decided to team Louis’ skills up with those of Louis’ most hated rival, another highly-respected extractor named Harry Styles. Can Louis and Harry work together to complete the job and get the payout, or will they lose their minds along the way?

15. Hats Off To My Distant Hopes (20k)

Harry is in White Eskimo. Louis is in London. AU loosely inspired by the song “505” by Arctic Monkeys.

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you’ve got the moon (i’ve got the shine) 

by flymetomars

Rating: Explicit

Status: Chapter 5/?

Word Count: 85k

“We’re fine,” Louis finds himself saying, the sound of his voice sounding as if it’s coming from someone else in another room.

Harry gulps. “Can I kiss you?” He gingerly slides a hand from Louis’ shoulder to the side of his neck, the giant width of his palm covering the surface entirely. “It’s been a long time since I’ve kissed you.”

Louis rolls his eyes, not able to hide the giggle that slips out from between his lips. “It’s been a day, five-seven.”

“Yeah, a day too long.”

The quarterback that Louis’ grown to know is starting to shine through the skin of this weird, nervous Harry that looks as if he’s swallowed a worm. His dimple reappears, digging a hole into the skin of his cheek and his eyes glow green like a traffic light, mischievous and so bright.

“You’ve gone seventeen years without kissing me,” Louis points out with a smirk. “I think you can wait another day or two.”

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Harry plays football. Louis wants more than just Texas. They try to make it work.