- somewhere only we know , by @bethaboolou Personal assistant Louis knows something is up with his best friend and employer Harry. And it’s not just his big tour coming up or the ever-increasing womanizing rumors about the popstar. To get to the bottom of Harry’s moodiness, Louis decides he has to kidnap him and take him on a roadtrip up the California coast to Portland.The roadtrippiest road trip fic ever written. Basically an excuse for gratuitous fluff and smut with a pinch of angst tossed in for good measure. (44k)

- bluebird , by  brightbrowneyes : The 2,789 miles between New York and Los Angeles is a long way to go alone. (39k)

- through the jungle through the dark , by YesIsAWorld : Louis and Harry were best friends, until they weren’t. Five years after they last spoke they’re forced to drive cross-country to visit an injured friend. If they can’t get over the past, it will be a very long week together. (12k)

- These Roads We Stumble Down, by onewasturning  : 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. (18k)

- you’re the summer in my mind , by orphan_account : Harry supposes it had started with Louis, really. Because even if nobody wants to say it out loud, everything starts with Louis.(or, alternatively: harry and louis take a road trip after the take me home tour ends.) (15k)

- You Came Running With My Heart , by Acavall : The world ends on a Saturday, which throws a bit of a wrench into Louis’ weekend plans. Now civilization appears to be destroyed, his roommate has run off into the countryside on a romantic quest, and Louis’ only hope of surviving is an ASDA employee with a pair of swords and too much time on his hands.At least the apocalypse is over and done with – anything else that goes wrong is really just a footnote. (A post-apocalyptic roadtrip au.) (55k)

- take the back roads , by @hilourry : The one where Harry and Louis are roommates who are pining over each other and all they need is a road trip down the West Coast to bring them together. (31k)

-The Sound of Your Voice From Far Away by pukeandcry : It’d be perfect, he convinces himself. Things with Lou are – well. They’re the way they are, and there’s no point dwelling on why it’s got that way. But he thinks this would help – not fix them, because they’re not broken. They don’t need to be put back together, they’re just. Out of sync, maybe. It would help. He thinks it would, anyway, if they could just be the two of them again, to be alone together with no outside influences pressing claustrophobically in on them, just for a bit. And driving down an empty highway with nothing else but Louis beside him is the best way to do that that he can imagine.Or, after the U.S. leg of the Take Me Home tour, Harry and Louis drive from L.A. to NYC. They figure some things out, like how to deal with the distance that’s been growing between them. (39k)

- and mercury on your heels, by flimsy: “Lou.” Louis turns his head and looks up at Harry, brow tilted. Harry slumps down on the bed, his cheek squished a little as he props himself up on his elbow, lying on his side; he reaches one arm out to make a grabby hand at him. “C’mere,” he says. Louis bats at his hand, but somehow his fingers tangle with Harry’s, pinkies hooking, and Harry rubs his thumb over Louis’ wrist as if he’s looking for his heartbeat beneath his skin. (9k)

(credit manip to @itsgaytiss and idk for the second pic? if you know tell me. the road pic is mine)

I Like the Nightlife Baby

by purpleandgold

“Why mint?” he asks, choosing to ignore the comment about his cab because it only reminds him of what they’re really here for, reminds him that Louis and his cross-eyed giggle will be gone from his life in a matter of hours, if they’re lucky. He should be happy about that - should be celebrating.
Instead he nudges Louis’ thigh with his own and lets his ice cream drip onto the faux-leather seat between them, trying not to think about how much the honey color reminds him of Louis’ skin.

the semi-Cinderella au where Louis’ a drunk enigma and Harry’s the taxi driver who’s got to put up with him for one night.
alternately titled “they say the neon lights are bright”
kinda inspired by Perfect bc I like the thought of Harry and Louis going on midnight drives with the windows down

Words: 21042, Chapters: 2/2, Language: English

via AO3 works tagged ‘Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson’ http://ift.tt/2aeHRYB
You've got me running from the daylight - Anonymous - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: One Direction (Band)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik/Liam Payne (implied)
Characters: Niall Horan, Nick Grimshaw, Liam Payne, Original Characters
Additional Tags: HL Fantasy and Sci-fi Exchange, Alternate Universe - Vampire, Nick Grimshaw is an asshole basically, Enemies to Friends to Lovers

If there was one thing that Louis had never, ever wanted in his whole vampire life, it was having to protect a bratty newborn from five fucking vampire clans. Too bad he got stuck with the assignment anyway.

Or the one where Harry and Louis are both vampires and acting like assholes towards each other until at some point they can’t anymore.

The Milk Boy {l.s}

by TheDepressedKilljoy

1940s au in which harry gets sent home on injury-leave from war and has been fucking the milk delivery boy, louis, behind his wife’s back ever since.

- © all rights reserved

Words: 65, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

via AO3 works tagged ‘Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson’ http://ift.tt/2aydvTg

Title: This Wicked Game
Author: cherrystreet
Pairing: Harry/Louis
Where: ao3
Word Count: 70k
Rating: Explicit
Status: Complete
Summary: An AU in which The Bachelor is gay, Louis is a contestant, Harry is the bachelor, everyone drinks a lot of champagne, the entire world gets to watch them fall in love, and no one plays by the rules.


Historical AU’s

- Last Update June 27th -

1. The Actor (100K)

Harry Styles, the newest, most talked about actor of the 1890’s, has taken the London stage by storm, eliciting rumors and scandals alike in the wake of his sold-out performances. So when he’s set to lead in Zayn Malik and Niall Horan’s newest play at the Savoy Theatre, a comfortably successful establishment owned by Paul Higgins and his son Liam, Louis Tomlinson is only all too eager to work as his personal valet.

From here, a star is born. Or maybe a universe, really.

2.  I Hunger For Your Beautiful Embrace (57k)

Legatus Harry is governor of Capua and Dominus of his estate. He governs with a firm and harsh rule and has never been known to be soft. That is until Louis comes into his life. A beautiful slave who creeps into Harry’s house and heart. 

But in the times of Ancient Rome, when sex, wars, and death are the entertainment of the times, life and love are rare commodities.

3.  Abide With Me (100K)

The year is 1926, and Louis tries to be himself despite his stepfather’s taunt of the anti-homosexuality law. Opposed to the idea of aversion therapy, Louis accepted his mother’s proposition to help a medical mission in China.

Or Louis is a homosexual disgrace, Liam is a bacteriologist; Zayn is a merchant; Niall, is a doctor from Ireland and Harry is a charming mysterious doctor whom Louis can’t help but fall for.

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He’s got Harry’s schedule memorized, more because the guy keeps following him around than anything, so he doesn’t bother looking around before climbing behind the wheel and setting his bag on the passenger seat. It’s a Monday, which means that Harry doesn’t even get out of bed before noon unless he’s planning on harassing Louis.

Louis Tomlinson hates Harry Styles and wants absolutely nothing to do with him. Too bad fate has other plans.

[AU where Louis does ballet and Harry is the epitome of everything Louis’ friends want him to stay away from]

Few can handle Louis Tomlinson on the dance floor, much less match him in skill and fervor. Louis has obviously met his soul mate; he just never expected him to be wearing a red snapback and to chew gum like an entitled Mercedes owner.

Harry’s a frat boy who is head over heels for Louis and Louis wants nothing to do with him.

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by too_much_harry

He got so entranced by the book, not paying attention to his surroundings at all, that he didn’t notice the bell ringing again, nor the softly spoken French words from the front of the store, not that he’d have been able to understand them.
He only noticed a change in his surroundings when he heard someone clear their thought from somewhere above him. Startled, he looked up, blinking quickly and trying to figure out what disturbed him.

“Excuse moi, je voudrais voir les livres, sil vous plaît.”


Harry is in France to debut his acting career. Louis is the fascinating boy he meets while there. It’s the start of more than just a career

Words: 1667, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

via AO3 works tagged ‘Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson’ http://ift.tt/2a0tBam


Rating: Explicit

Pairing: Harry/Louis

Word count: 46k


“You should be grateful,” Harry tells him, leaning in so he’s almost whispering in Louis’ ear. Louis stands as still as a statue, trying not to react when Harry’s low voice caresses his cheek. “I’m offering you something better: a chance to join my crew. I’ll pay you to work as a carpenter on my ship.”

“I’m not a fucking pirate,” Louis says, anger flaring. He steals little trinkets occasionally, if he thinks they’ll make his sisters happy. He’s not a proper thief, or a murderer, though, and certainly not on the level of Captain Styles and his crew.

Or, Harry is the captain of a pirate ship, and Louis is an accidental stowaway.

written for the @1dbigbang // ao3 collection

moodboard and incredible art by @louehvolution

Top 10 Angsty AU’s

1. Take My Hand (And My Heart And Soul) (45k)

Harry feels nauseous when he opens his mouth. “Hey. Um, hi. It’s me,” he mumbles before realizing with a jolt that Louis might not have his number anymore. “It’s Harry… Styles,” he tacks on, screwing his eyes shut and pinching the bridge of his nose. This was a terrible idea.

There’s silence on the other end for a long time. Harry understands. He shouldn’t have called. He tries not to let the static swallow him whole.

“I – yeah. Hi,” Louis finally answers, slowly, awkwardly. “I um. Sorry. I heard about your accident. You’re alright?”

Or, the one where Harry hasn’t spoken to his best friend in sixteen months and can’t remember why. 

2. No One Does It Better (49k)

Harry’s an alcoholic and Louis is a bartender. The first time they meet isn’t the first time they’ve met.

3. The Last Something That Meant Anything (95k)

“You know my heart - so tell me honestly, did you ever really want this?
So I’ll sing this song for every word that comes out wrong
But I’ll be okay – is that what you want me to say?”

In the end, it’s neither the fame or the pressure, nor Management or the constant hiding and denying that tears them apart. Or maybe it’s a sum of all and so much more on top.
In the end, it’s Harry.

When Harry leaves the band - leaves Louis - to pursue his dreams of a solo career, he breaks much more  than just One Direction.
It’s a gamble and a new start for each of the boys but while Harry walked away smiling, finally having got everything he apparently dreamt of, Louis is left to pick the pieces up.

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My Magnolia Baby

by Merlinwanabe

Harry is a history teacher and Louis makes skateboards in Louisiana. They also make babies while living on a swamp.

Words: 14535, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

via AO3 works tagged ‘Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson’ http://ift.tt/2a0LkyE

Title: All the Right Moves
Author: cherrystreet
Pairing: Harry/Louis
Where: ao3
Word Count: 17k
Rating: Explicit
Status: Complete
Summary: This is the third game in a row that Harry has been distracted by the noisy boy in the stands, five rows back. There’s really no reason that he should feel compelled to stare into the audience as frequently as he is, but he can’t help it. This boy is a nuisance. And he’s loud. Even from basketball court with nine other players running by him, shoes squeaking on the shiny hardwood floor, and thousands of cheering college students, Harry can hear this boy nearly shrieking, his laugh more like a cackle than anything. It’s seriously obnoxious.