One of the best fics I’ve ever read in general, it’s based off the same concept as The Time Traveller’s Wife and it’s just incredibly well-paced, beautifully written, and all-around brilliant. You will cry, and you will love it.
College AU. AMAZING. I would actually recommend pretty much everything by that author, especially if you want fandom classics. It’s all wonderful. But this one holds a special place in my heart.
Some Girls by Rave is a three-part series that I literally – I don’t even know what to say about it. One of my all-time favorites. It’s a genderswap AU where Zayn randomly turns into a girl and he and Liam must learn to deal with it (wink). Hilarious, heartfelt, well-written, and incredibly hot. (Her Hogwarts Ziam is also great, fyi. Just go through her works, actually. She’s excellent.)
This fic honestly wrecked me. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Future fic where Zayn and Liam find each other again post 1D. Fantastic prose, excellent characterization, and just a wonderful story. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder how the author managed to personally meet ziam in order to capture their personalities so flawlessly.
AU where Zayn is a ghost and Liam moves into his room. I loved every word of this fic from start to finish. I’m a big sucker for supernatural stuff, and this is excellently paced, hilarious, angsty, romantic and sexy all at once.
AU where Zayn and Liam get set up on a blind date, and it’s BRILLIANT. It’s Zayn POV, funny, romantic and adorable. It was one of the first ziam fics I ever read and I still think about it all the time.
!!!! I’ve been going through my Ao3 history to find these, and I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THIS FIC, I LOVE IT SO MUCH. X-Factor fic where Zayn’s never wanked off successfully and Liam helps him out. Smutty, adorable and AMAZING.
I. love. this. fic. I was actually just raving to thedimplesinyourback14 the other day about how much I love it. SUPER HOT, but also manages to be really earnest and sweet at the same time, which is truly a gift. It’s OT5 but mainly ziam. It’s also perfect.