You can’t convince me they don’t have Girls Nights. This was actually just supposed to be a warm-up, but then i got kinda into it, before i then realized it was just for warm up again. So it’s a slight mess!
Hey! Possible fic inspiration song recommendation - Dandelions by Ruth B. Makes me feel happy in love feelings and I can easily imagine it's Louis or Harry singing about the other. Like right when they realise they have fallen in love but haven't confessed it yet and they are just hoping the other feels the same. 😊 Enjoy!
This is very spooky because there are dandelions in the Lumberjack Louis I’m co-writing with @taggiecb. And since you asked, here’s a snippet. (what do you mean you didn’t ask?)
“You know you don’t have to cook, like— for u— for me. I’m a big boy I can take care of myself.” Louis’ voice comes out way softer that it did just a second ago, or maybe Harry is just imagining that.
“I like cooking! Plus it’s my way of helping out around the house.” It’s his way of paying rent, he doesn’t say.
Louis squints and smells the air, nose scrunching in a way that makes the corner of his eyes crinkle. “What— what even are you cooking, Harry?”
“It’s a vegetarian recipe I learned in Asia, Sauteed dandelions!”
Louis’ face turns from curious to appalled in a heartbeat. “Veg— We’re not cows, Styles!” Louis muses, horrified as he takes a closer look above the cooker. “We eat meat around here! Do you know how many calories I burn everyday logging wood?”
“But— It’s healthy and delicious. It’s like a mix between arugula and kale,” Harry pouts, draining the noodles in the sink, “Jasper would eat it.”
“You mean my horse you’re scared to death of?”
As much as he’s protesting, Louis is still taking a seat at the table, so Harry begins to mix the noodles with the dandelions. The olive oil blended with garlic licks at his nostrils in the most delicious way.
“Yes, the baby dinosaur you have the audacity to call a horse.” Harry jokes. Well he’s mostly joking anyway.
“Hey stop that, he’s my best friend.” The drag of the chair suggests that Louis has risen to his feet, Harry pays it no mind though, he’s also getting used to Louis’ short temper. He just goes to the sink to wash his hands however and throw some cold water on his face. Sighing loudly when he dries it with a towel.
The man clearly misses the peace and quiet he used to have once he got home after a long day and Harry doesn’t even take it personally, nor does he blame him, Harry also usually enjoys a little silent time to unwind after school. But Harry’s hours are way shorter than Louis’ so by the time Louis got home, Harry had time to watch some tv, unload the dishwasher, collect the eggs from the henhouse, take a shower, change in to a plaid shirt (because when in Rome) and almost finish with diner.
“That whole sentence says so much about you, Louis.” Harry teases, getting a kick out of riling Louis up. He decided a glass of white wine would go splendidly with his dish earlier so he put a bottle in the fridge’s door. Now is time to open it. Maybe it’ll help Louis unwind a little. His shoulders look so tense all the time, Harry is itching to smooth the muscle on Louis’ back loose. In a totally normal, uncreepy way. He’s just so wired, it makes Harry feel like he’s on edge too.
“How can you not like Jasper of all people? He’s the sweetest. Like, he likes people. He— ” If only Louis would get this animated for real life human beings the way he does for his horse.
"He looks like he’s about to eat me!” It’s true. Jasper looks like an elephant, despite how cute Louis thinks he is. And as much as he wants to, Harry not that good with animals in the first place, people are more his thing.
“Harry, Horses are— ” Louis starts, fumbling for words, but seemingly adamant about his point, “Jasper is a vegetarian, just like you apparently.”
Louis smirks, like his line is supposed to be a jab.
“See you can like some vegetarians!” The way they banter feels like a victory. It’s not. It’s a sad exchange at best. But it’s still the longest conversation they had since Harry moved in so he’ll take it.
“I can’t believe you’re trying to feed me something people work really hard at getting rid of. It’s considered the most annoying of weeds, you know?”