AU where none of this happened. Harry ended up staying a baker, Louis ended up becoming a teacher and every year the staff at the school Louis works at hosts a weekend-long teacher development conference and it’s Louis’s responsibility to handle the catering this year, so he googles bakeries near him and up comes Sweets by Styles which tbh is kind of a cheesy name but he’s pressed for time, doesn’t really care, and they have a lot of good reviews so he calls them up. And this Irish guy answers the phone and starts literally laughing in Louis’s ear while he’s tying to speak which ???? rude tbh but lowkey kinda funny, so he doesn’t complain but Irish is promptly forced off of the phone (“What part of ‘I’m working’ is so hard for you to understand, Niall?”) and another, deeper voice answers and takes over and well. Louis’s really not sure… if it’s possible to be attracted to a voice but like literally just his luck he is. So he places the order and of course he stalls and deliberates a bit cause the guy on the other end – Styles, he guesses? – talks so slowly and thoughtfully and he’s kinda dorky like Louis can literally hear him bumbling around the shop whilst he’s on the phone and like. Louis’s not saying he’s endeared BUT he’s not NOT saying that either. Whatever.
Anyways the conference is at this really nice hotel, and Louis and Zayn bunk up. And like. Louis… he does not tell Zayn about Styles. He does not. He just. He kinda happens to mention it on the sly. Kind of.
“You like him.”
“You honestly like him. Aw, Lou, no I think that’s cute.”
“Zayn I swear to you right now I will smother you in your sleep”
So. Yeah. Yikes. Sweets by Styles caters the event and as soon as they arrive like Louis just knows two things once Tall and Blondie enter the building: 1) He knows that he is well and truly screwed and 2) He knows the tall, very angelic, very lean, very cute man is Styles. Which. Hmm. definitely brings him back to #1 tbh. Zayn and Liam come out of nowhere and nudge him to just go talk to him, which, Louis is a lot of things but he is not forgetful and he knows he didn’t tell Liam of all people this. Not that there’s anything wrong with Liam, it’s just that he takes his job as on campus- counselor very seriously.
”I don’t need to be counseled Liam, thank you very much”
“You’re holding tension in your shoulders, mate. That’s never a good sign. Just go talk to him, and let all the anxiety work it’s way out of your body”
“Right, just wondering , do you ever stop to listen to what you’re saying? No? You should”
“Ah, sarcasm as a defense mechanism. You know that’s –
“Shut up Liam”
Louis ends up going to talk to Styles anyway, and definitely not because Liam and Zayn gave him a pep talk before hand. And like. Listen he’s even cuter in person. Like Louis’s not even sure what he was expecting but definitely not this sharp jawed, soft hipped, long haired, pink lipped Adonis. It’s a bit overwhelmed tbh and Styles is wearing black slacks and a button down and yet somehow louis feels overdressed and he’s just so pretty and louis is overwhelmed and he’s definitely not on his game and being hit by a bus does Not sound too bad right now and
“By the way, Styles isn’t your first name is it? I mean, not that that’s a problem or anything” (definitely a great opening line 10/10 Tomlinson)
“I….mean. You’re joking right? You do realize my name is on the website, right? Did you even go on my website? Louis.”
“Listen, I was - wait how did you know my name?”
“You’re wearing a name tag.
“Oh, right, well.”
“Yes, so as you were saying about not going on my website?”
(They date) (They get a house in the country) (And then they adopt a dog and two kittens and a turtle, which they name Ascot)
Summary: Dan and Phil hate each other and yet they’re underneath a mistletoe together.
Word Count: 1.1k
Genre: Fluff (and christmas)
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