The worst thing is when you meet someone who says they like one direction but you have to spend a few minutes figuring out what level they are on so you don’t accidentally freak them out by how far up 1d’s asses you are
(This week fic rec is an obvious example of “when I’m sad, I read famous/not famous AU. Bear with me)
Here In The Afterglow
, by @fondleeds
“If you hadn’t noticed, I don’t have many friends,” Louis whispers,
the blossom of insecurity in his stomach unfurling and clawing its way
into his throat.
Harry is silent for a long time, and then he speaks; a soft, slow uncurl that makes Louis’ stomach shake. “I’ll be your friend.”
-1970’s AU. In a tiny town in Idaho, Louis’ life is changed forever by the arrival of a curious stranger.
Larry Historical and High School AU (88k): amazing fic, very accurate in terms of History, well written with great characterization. LGBTQ themes and coming out, bottom Louis for the smut. And now I want to come back to SF.
Then We Talk Slow , by @letsjustsee :(…) A famous/non-famous AU in which Louis banters back and forth with
his new record company on Twitter, only to find out that Harry is the
man behind the tweets.
Larry famous/not famous AU (20k) : okay let’s be real, I’m in love with this fic. I mean, all my fav tropes are here : famous/not famous, Twitter interaction, Tumblr fandom at their best, so much flirting, EVEN STEVE AOKI IS THERE. REad this now. Just do it. (bottom Louis for the smut)
Reduce Me To A Pleading Cry (Break The Skin and Tantalize)
, by @taggiecb : As the CEO of Styles & Styles, Harry Styles cuts a brooding
and handsome figure at the helm of a very successful business. His
reputation for intensity is well known, but you would be intense, too,
if you had to work numbers all day, give countless orders, and conduct
endless meetings. When all you really want to do at night–ache to
do–is give away the reins, let someone else make the decisions, be
ordered around for once, just–let go. Harry has reached his breaking
point when one touch from a man whose very stance commands attention
leads him back to a place he thought he’d never return. Or Harry
is a broody submissive boss, Louis is a natural dom who works in the
mail room at Styles & Styles, Niall is a matchmaking oracle, and a
slender, dark haired man stands mute at the coffee stand encouraging
others to spill their secrets.
Larry BDSM and Boss/employee AU (33k) : Hooolllyyyy god. I’m not even usually in sub/dom fics. But this is something else, REALLY. Sub!Harry and Dom!Louis, awesome smut, and really great explanations about BDSM rules.
All the Lines We Cast Will Bring Us Home
, by @afirethatcannotdie:
Harry wakes to a series of tweet notifications.
@Louis_Tomlinson: Sooo excited to announce I’m going
on tour !! In America in 5 weeks and then coming back to the UK ! Get
tix here: bit.ly/LTonTour @Louis_Tomlinson: Gonna be siiiick !! “Niall!” he yells, running out of his room. “Louis is performing at the O2 in January. Niall, I have to go. Wait. Niall. Oh my god, we’re gonna see Louis Tomlinson’s bum.” AU.
The one where Louis is a famous singer, Harry’s a uni student obsessed
with his music, and sometimes things have a way of working out.
Larry famous/.not famous AU (10k), cute and fluffy, with Tumblr / Twitter themes. No smut.
Carried Away Like Butterflies
, by anonymous :
“Actually…” Liam said, scratching his chin absently. “I have a friend who is moving to London soon.” “Without anywhere to live? Who is it? Do I want them living in my home?!” “You met him at my birthday party. Harry, from Cheshire. Remember? Really tight jeans, curly hair down to here?” Realisation
dawned on Louis, staring at Liam who was gesturing round about his
nipples. Did he remember Harry? Did he remember Harry? He remembered
Harry’s square front teeth biting into his collarbone, and he remembered
Harry moaning, loud and obscene with no provocation. He remembered
Harry dropping to his knees at the edge of the bed and roughly pulling
Louis closer. He remembered, vividly, Harry’s lovely plump lips wrapping
around his- “Lou?” “Uh- what?” Louis said, startled. “Oh, yeah. Um, I think I remember him.” - It
was probably a huge mistake for Louis to let his former One Night Stand
move into his spare room, especially when said One Night Stand doesn’t
seem to remember him.
Larry Roomates AU (17k) : ahaha I love the plot so much !! so this is very funnt, with a lot of pining, so good smut (bottom Louis) and nicely done !
What do you mean he’s coming?
, by @mediawhorefics : When Harry accepted to be his sister’s Maid of Honour, despite
how non-traditional of a choice he was, he didn’t think writing a speech
for the wedding reception would be this hard. Now, not only does he
have less than two weeks left to find something moving and inspirational
to say, but Gemma just confided in him that her old childhood best
friend is going to be in attendance. The one who moved to LA and they
haven’t seen in fifteen years because he was too busy becoming an
Academy Awards winner. But hey, no pressure. It’s just Louis Fucking
Tomlinson. Harry is screwed.
Larry famous not famous and ex friends to lovers AU (15k) : so actor Louis and photographer Harry, a “long time no see” story, perfect for when you’re sad :) (no smut)
Stars and Boulevards
, by @cherrystreet :
They’d been friends for years, had known each other throughout middle
school and into high school, meeting in a music class on a sticky
September morning. They hit it off instantly, falling into one another
immediately, never looking back. Their friendship was comfortable,
genuine, safe, always there, achingly present and solid. Harry never
felt uneasy confiding in Louis, their one year age gap making Louis
somehow seem more worldly, more experienced, and even when Harry had to
look down at Louis, he still looked up to him. They spent the quickly
passing school years making each other’s homes their own, Harry’s mom
calling Louis her honorary second son, Louis’ mom giving Harry a similar
title, and everyone knew that if you wanted to find Harry, you had to
find Louis first.
Larry Uni and coming back together AU (6k): well written, with a BFF to lovers relationship is reaching the break-up point because … life and long distance. nicely done, with happy end, and barely smutty (bottom Louis)
Like Candy In My Veins
, by @littlelouishiccups :“Um…” Harry said slowly after a moment. “Okay. That’s… this is… Let
me get this straight.” He lifted up a hand and swallowed. “You told
your family that you have a boyfriend… and my name was the first one you
thought of?”“Harry Potter was on TV, alright? It wasn’t that much of a
stretch.” Louis pinched the bridge of his nose. He couldn’t believe he
was explaining himself to Harry fucking Styles. He couldn’t believe he
was stooping this low. “Forget it. I’m sorry I even thought about
bringing you into this.”Harry snorted. “What? Did you want me to pretend to be your boyfriend or something?”
Larry a/b/o and fake relationship AU (30k), add some hate to love, some amazing sisters, great smut (bottom Louis) and you’ll get an unconventional Christmas fic :p