The number of times double standards were at play when it comes to Zayn
Zayn works with Chris Brown (Feb 2016) ot4 fans: “how could he work with an abuser” Liam works Quavo (May 2017) a known homophobe and dates/impregnates Cheryl Cole who has a conviction for assault ot4 fans: Just because he’s working with a homophobe doesn’t make him one
Zayn dates Gigi 4 MONTHS after breaking up with Perrie ot4 fans: how could he move on so quick Revealed Louis impregnates Briana WEEKS after dumping Eleanour ot4 fans: …..nothing…..
Ed Sheeran reveals Niall screwed Ellie Goulding despire knowing she’s dating Ed Sheeran ot4 fans: …..nothing….. Zayn starts dating Gigi AFTER she Joe Jonas break-up ot4 fans: Him and Jonas were pictured together how could he
Stripper sells story to The Sun about Zayn cheating with her while dating Perrie ot4 fans: what a pig Flight attendant sells story to The Sun about Harry cheating with her while dating Kendall ot4 fans: it’s The Sun, the newspaper is known for bullshit
PillowTalk artwork released with topless Zayn on the cover (Feb 2016) ot4 fans: he’s getting desperate using his body to sell his music…is that what he left 1D to do Harry released topless pic (album cover) Liam topless video promo for Strip That Down ot4 fans: ahhERTRET so turned on
Zayn imiatates Lil Wayne album cover ot4 fans: OMG what’s he thinking zero imagination Harry album drops plagiarizes Badfinger, The Beatles, Bowie in his album copies Prince album title Sign o’ Times copies Shed Seven album cover ot4 fans: ..he’s just inspired and paying homage
Zayn one of the few men in showbiz to open up about male taboo subjects of mental health, self-harm and eating disorder ot4 fans: He’s a liar covering a drug addiction, he’s playing the victim..for sympathy Harry wears a couple of pink suits ot4 fans: wow Harry is such a brave gender bender
Zayn’s Mind of Mine is released March 2016 contains 4 sexual songs out of 18 ot4 fans: There’s more to life than sex he’s so shallow Harry’s album released May 2017 contains several songs about sex ot4 fans: OMG he’s a young man it’s only natural he’ll sing about sex
Zayn tell Billboard “the music I was releasing with 1D was not real to me, it wasn’t about me” ot4 fans: what a jerk Harry tells Rolling Stone I wanted to to be honest with my writing “I hadn’t done that before.” ot4 fans: he’s just keeping it real
YOU don’t even need to stan Zayn to notice the double standards that this fandom has displayed in 5+ years
if I look up any kind of smut I WANNA READ SMUT I DONT WANNA SEE PICTURES OF ANY OF THE BOYS I WANNA READ ABOUT GETTING FUCKED OKAY SO STOP TAGGING EVERYTHINF WITH SMUT OR IM GONNA LOSE MY FUCKING SHIT
Hi. I love the fics where Louis and Harry start out hating each other and have really hot hate sex but end up falling in love along the way. Do you have some recommendations? Thanks!
- You Drive Me Round The Bend : In which Louis is a spoilt rich kid who’s always on the phone while he
drives and Harry is a struggling musician making his way down the
mountain. It’s just a matter of time before they crash and burn.(77k)
- Three French Hems :In which Louis is a designer at Burberry and Harry spends December wearing Lanvin… and Lanvin… and Lanvin. 19k
- Up To No Good: Harry doesn’t think of himself as a womanizer, not at all.
Sure, he enjoys sex, enjoys how women feel underneath him, and by some
people’s standards he has sex with quite a lot of people, but that’s no
reason to tell him that he can’t have a female PA anymore.It’s
especially no excuse for giving him a male PA who’s possibly the most
gorgeous boy in the world who won’t even let Harry look at him for too
long.Sometimes Harry hates his life. 22k
- Search and Rescue Me :Louis never really paid attention to Harry until they get stuck in the locker room together.Larry High School AU (17k)
- Love Is A Rebellious Bird
: Louis is the concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, Harry is
the New! and Exciting! interim conductor/ex-cello prodigy who “has made
Mozart cool again” according to Esquire Magazine (Louis hates him
immediately, which is definitely why he internet stalked him in his dark
bedroom late at night that one time), and Niall is the best. Zayn and
Liam are around too. (134k)
- Learning to breathe :He’s playing football at one of the top universities in England and he
should love everything about his life right now, but instead he’s moving
backwards. How does your past fit into your present? Louis is still
figuring it out. (110k) .
Our blood is boiling
: “I can’t believe you’re making me this angry when it’s almost
midnight and I’m not even drunk. You know what? I could take you down
right here, right now—”“You’re red.” Harry interrupts, his lips curving
up into a smug grin. “Am I making you red?”Louis purses his lips and
absentmindedly brings a hand up to feel his cheek. It’s definitely warm.
God, how can he even come back from this? [Louis meets indie singer
Harry Styles, otherwise known as the bane of his existence, at a pub.] (6.5k)
UPDATE (much more fics under the cut)(last update on June 18th 2017)
Have you ever seen Liam with man? And have you questioned if he can be gay? I am not a Ziam shipper. Its a question, sincerely. Why I'm asking this is that remember the twitter feud with the wanted? One called him gay. There is something doesnt make sense about Sophia and him like : He fucked with her so many times "I like girls with so much foundation that you cant see the face" or Niall's Sophia pictures. I dunno, have you ever seen him with Zayn or smth
Hello! Thank you for your message. I had to really have a think about whether or not I wanted to get into this, but seeing as Larry is basically a sure thing by now I can finally start to investigate this Ziam thing properly.
The first time I saw Liam he was with a group of guys, like five guys, which is why I didn’t immediately recognise him. Also, I was listening to Midnight Memories so I just thought my mind was playing tricks on me, but alas, it was him. I’ve never seen him just with one guy one on one, he’s typically with a group. Which is also why I’ve never spoken to him - never really seems like the time or place, plus he looks like a wild scared animal when he’s outside. Legit, looks terrified to be outside which is why I just let him be.
When I first heard about the Ziam thing I was like, ‘lol, okay. SURE.’ Because for me I saw Larry before I heard about them. I just legitimately assumed that they were out and together. My first reaction was, ‘Oh, that’s cute - two guys from 1D are together.’ Then after some YouTubing it was downhill from there and here I am. In Larrie trash hell writing more blog posts about them than I do about my own life - which is how I became quasi-J List celeb famous in England. True story. Google it.
Anyway, I opened a bottle of wine and watched a Ziam video a couple of months ago out of pure fascination and by the end of it I was like:
Because it seems so. Damn. Real.
There were so many things that I completely missed or disregarded because there was something Larry happening beside it. Legitimately for every Larry moment there is an equal and, quite frankly, more open Ziam moment.
So WHY then do we believe so firmly in Larry but, for the most part, completely dismiss Ziam?
Could it be that their management company actually learned from their colossal Larry mistakes? That aggressively shutting down a rumour by having Louis and Harry go from this:
Part of the problems faced by the media industry when One Direction was on the rise to becoming one of the biggest bands in history (forget of the time, because after five years it’s safe to say that like them or not they have left a huge mark on the music industry) is that social media management was not really a “thing” as it were in 2010. No one was prepared for the way in which every moment, every look, every touch would be documented on someone’s phone (or potato as it were in Wellington) and put on the internet for everyone to see.
At the moment we are witnessing a previously unseen situation in which we literally have a case of seeing what goes on behind the smoke and mirrors. Whether it’s through anonymous stuffed animals or moments captured on someone’s phone that no one was meant to see, there is no way to effectively hide what is going on with Louis and Harry, no matter how many NDAs or shit articles you put out there.
That brings us back around to Zayn and Liam. You could argue that they weren’t censored because nothing was going on, or you could look at the fact that people see Zayn as the ‘bad boy’ and Liam as the ‘aggressively hetero one’ ever since he stepped out to go surfing with a six pack a couple of years back. They don’t LOOK gay, and unfortunately in this current day and age, that is still enough for people to ignore what is right in front of them.
Display very different mannerisms than these two:
They just do. Though all four have their flamboyant moments, people are looking for Larry moments, whereas an identical action from Ziam is just accepted as bros being bros because it would have been impossible to create a second massive divide in One Direction without making this entire dog and pony show implode.
Have a search through Tumblr for ‘ziam’ or ‘ziam is real’ and I guarantee you’ll find some very interesting information.
Hi Gami what do you make of Zayn's Japan shows officially being cancelled? He also didn't turn up for his BB award and some Versus event. More and more people seem to believe the anxiety thing and that he may have 'problems' but I don't buy it. It's like OT's plan to make him flop musically has gone into overdrive. Meanwhile Harry's gonna tour his heart out and Niall & Liam do gigs and are dropping singles. Not that they're free ofc but still. Zayn has given zero concerts, that's just unreal!
There’s no question if you actually look at Zayn’s solo career that he’s being screwed over by his team. Even if he didn’t feel up to making public appearances, there are plenty of ways to push a single or album otherwise, and his team has done none of those things.
How much attention did Still Got Time get? None. And it’s a crying shame because that song was such a good summer song. How much attention did Zayn’s acoustic version of I Don’t Wanna Live Forever get? None. And it’s a travesty because that version is 1000 times better than the radio song.
I kind of doubted the Japan shows would ever happen when they were first scheduled, so it’s not a huge surprise. I had hope after they were rescheduled that they would actually happen. It was unusual and things were looking up at the time, but things quickly took a downturn on all fronts.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we were getting a lot of positive Zayn and 1D interactions and chatter early in the year at the same time the concerts got rescheduled, but then the positive chatter stopped and eventually turned even more negative at the same time the concerts were cancelled and Louis was confirmed to be stuck with Syco, etc.
Every time things go up or down, it’s not only Zayn or only the other members of 1D. It’s all of them at the same time. I’ve said it before, but I would love to know what exactly happened BTS because over and over the signs get very clear that good things are coming and then they get set back again. I want to know how because it seems ridiculous that it’s happened so much, but it’s true.
For the Billboard Award and a few other things, I think that may be Zayn swerving on bearding/stunting more than his team sabotaging him. Remember that we only knew Zayn was supposed to be at Billboard through a picture they posted featuring Zayn’s seat picture next to Gigi’s (and Gigi’s was the only one in color while all the ones around her were black and white for some reason?).
I don’t know how Zayn and Louis are able to get shafted so badly with their music while Niall, Liam, and Harry are at least getting adequate exposure. Liam’s personal narrative is awful, but his musical one isn’t bad at all. Louis could still be luckier than Zayn with his promo, but at the moment I’m not thinking it’s a good bet. I could give a few reasons why 1DHQ might hate Zayn and Louis more, but that still doesn’t explain the circumstances that are restricting them more.
I trust in the boys to get where they want to go eventually. It sucks that it’s taken so much longer than it should have already and that we have no real timeline for the future, but that’s the way it is right now. That’s why the 1D fandom is something I keep up with right now, but I’m focusing on other fandoms as well to give me some mental distance. I’m far too stubborn to throw the towel in when I hate Simon Cowell and 1DHQ so much at this point.
Sasha, I’m sorry for ranting to you and I’m sorry if I don’t make sense but I have no one else to talk to.
I’m a huge fan of all the boys, but I’m a brown girl, so I naturally always identified with Zayn more. I support Larry and Ziam to death, but lately I feel so bitter and that makes me feel guilty.
I feel like Larry always has it better than Ziam. Harry and Zayn are in similar situations and so are Louis and Liam, but it’s like Harry has it easier than Zayn and Louis has it easier than Liam.
Harry gets to praise the band and say he loved the music that he made and leaves the door open for coming back, even though he completely changed his sound and his image. Zayn still has the same overall image (the racist “dark and mysterious” one) but he’s the one that’s ungrateful and he’s been made to say and tweet things (that fans question from Larry but not from him…) that are really ungrateful towards the band. Harry gets to be cool with the things he says about politics even if he’s bland, while Zayn is the one made to tweet that awful thing about BLM.
We’ll see what goes on with the Tess thing because that could level the field a bit (she’s being so extra) but Gigi has been front and center for almost every single part of Zayn’s career and he had to pretend to go on vacation with both of their families for days.
Harry writes songs about sex and drugs and gets away with it because he’s white. And even more so, he gets to explain away his heterosexual songs and keep his queer fans happy, but Zayn can’t do that. Harry got to say that he didn’t write about Taylor Swift (even if the media ignored him, the fandom didn’t) but Zayn has to have people believing he truly wrote about Perald. I’m just so mad :(
Harry is doing promo and performing and he already has a tour lined up while Zayn’s team keeps canceling his gigs and interviews. Why? Why does Harry get to do all that while Zayn doesn’t? That’s why Larries get to be so disgusting because even though their situations are similar it’s like Harry can get away with things that Zayn can’t!!!!
Now he can basically say that he’s not straight, wtf??
With Louis and Liam it’s different but the same. Yeah Louis had to do so many things for his babygate but it helped people know it was fake. Liam’s team learned from Louis’ mistakes so now they’re making it so much more believable and I hate that Liam is losing his support, more and more people are starting to believe he really has a son :(
Also I’m just worried about Liam in general because Louis has Briana as his baby mama who’s disgusting and they can just blame for everything but I can’t think of even the possibility of Cheryl being blamed for stuff, so how is Liam gonna get out of this? She’ll never say that she tricked him. Elounor and Douis were both so fucking fake but even though Liard was fake as well, they had learned from Louis’ mistakes so it was made more believable, I just hate that.
Also Harry and Louis get to be in the same cities almost all the time while Liam and Zayn are separated a lot and I hate it. Why are things so much easier for Louis and Harry? Also, Louis and Harry get to stay with the same company even for the public eye while Liam and Zayn are in different ones.
I just want things to be fair :(
Whew boy. Where to begin?
I feel like Larry always has it better than Ziam. Harry and Zayn are
in similar situations and so are Louis and Liam, but it’s like Harry has
it easier than Zayn and Louis has it easier than Liam.That’s like–verfiably false. Larry has had a horrible time of it, which has been scrupulously documented. The closet has been just as brutal to them as it has to Ziam. And Harry’s solo rollout is still unfolding but imo, it sucks. From digging up Haylor to implying songs are about Kendall Jenner to slut shaming to using slang for underage girls and all the girlz, laydees, wimmin ™ bullshit in general–it’s a shitshow. As for Louis, did you miss when he was obligated to perform on XFactor days after his mom died? Come on now. Quite frankly, the unwillingness to sympathize with all of their situations is a function on immaturity. Don’t be that person.
Harry gets to praise the band and say he loved the music that he made
and leaves the door open for coming back, even though he completely
changed his sound and his image. Zayn still has the same overall image
(the racist “dark and mysterious” one) but he’s the one that’s
ungrateful and he’s been made to say and tweet things (that fans
question from Larry but not from him…) that are really ungrateful
towards the band. Harry gets to be cool with the things he says about
politics even if he’s bland, while Zayn is the one made to tweet that
awful thing about BLM.Per the official narrative, Zayn has said good things about 1D too. It’s the fans that often refuse to acknowledge that. Yes, the labels 1DHQ put on Zayn are fucked up. But so are the labels they put on Harry, like “womanizer”. I would say the bts fuckery that led to the BLM tweet is the same fuckery that led to slut shaming in one of Harry’s songs. These things are sabotage? Control tactics? Whatever they are I don’t think they are honest reflections of either of them. And one person’s “cool” in terms of Harry’s political comments are anothers dispassionate and lukewarm.
We’ll see what goes on with the Tess thing because that could level
the field a bit (she’s being so extra) but Gigi has been front and
center for almost every single part of Zayn’s career and he had to
pretend to go on vacation with both of their families for days.This is not the Oppression Olympics. A little or a lot of hetero stuntin’–it’s all wrong. They both suffer. And to use the term “level the field” is not ok. That implies you’re hoping Harry is forced to fauxmance. That’s mean.
Harry writes songs about sex and drugs and gets away with it because
he’s white. And even more so, he gets to explain away his heterosexual
songs and keep his queer fans happy, but Zayn can’t do that. Harry got
to say that he didn’t write about Taylor Swift (even if the media
ignored him, the fandom didn’t) but Zayn has to have people believing he
truly wrote about Perald. I’m just so mad :(Define “get away with it”? From where I sit, people are debating and discussing Harry’s lyrical content quite critically. Just because some excuse it, doesn’t mean there isn’t any fallout. And please consider that Harry is trying to explain his way out of lyrics and questions deliberately posed to him that are not of his choosing. The press implies certain songs are about Taylor or Kendall or Perrie or Gigi but you’ve never heard that come from Harry or Zayn, sooooo…again are they not in the same boat?
Harry is doing promo and performing and he already has a tour lined
up while Zayn’s team keeps canceling his gigs and interviews. Why? Why
does Harry get to do all that while Zayn doesn’t? That’s why Larries get
to be so disgusting because even though their situations are similar
it’s like Harry can get away with things that Zayn can’t!!!!When’s the last time Zayn canceled an interview or performance? For now, the narrative has shifted and so far it looks like he will perform in Japan. Why was he sabotaged? I’ve said a million times before that I think it’s punishment for his role is causing the relationship between 1D and 1DHQ to break down. I think he was the loudest critic, along with Louis. And he, along with Louis, also turned their good boys, Liam and Harry, against 1DHQ.
Now he can basically say that he’s not straight, wtf??Harry hasn’t said that and 1DHQ would not allow it. That said, you’re not entitled to a declaration from Zayn or anyone else.
With Louis and Liam it’s different but the same. Yeah Louis had to do
so many things for his babygate but it helped people know it was fake.
Liam’s team learned from Louis’ mistakes so now they’re making it so
much more believable and I hate that Liam is losing his support, more
and more people are starting to believe he really has a son :(This is totally a matter of your perception that babygate 2.0 is more believable. I don’t think it is. Just because they haven’t committed the same kind of staging fails doesn’t mean the whole thing still isn’t sketchy as hell. You’ve set the bar too low. And Louis did get dragged for babygate, Douis, Elounor 2.0, etc. Fans go after whoever isn’t their fave. All they need is any kind of excuse. That pettiness is on y’all.
Also I’m just worried about Liam in general because Louis has Briana
as his baby mama who’s disgusting and they can just blame for everything
but I can’t think of even the possibility of Cheryl being blamed for
stuff, so how is Liam gonna get out of this? She’ll never say that she
tricked him. Elounor and Douis were both so fucking fake but even though
Liard was fake as well, they had learned from Louis’ mistakes so it was
made more believable, I just hate that.Louis and Liam are in the exact same boat rn as far as the babygates. So what are you bent outta shape about? Endgame? There’s no endgame in sight atm for either of them. Also you need to give less fucks about what other people believe. You have no control over that and you’re giving it too much energy in that you’re letting it upset you.
Also Harry and Louis get to be in the same cities almost all the time
while Liam and Zayn are separated a lot and I hate it. Why are things
so much easier for Louis and Harry? Also, Louis and Harry get to stay
with the same company even for the public eye while Liam and Zayn are in
Again, official narrative-wise, that is verifiably false. Both couples have to do the public separation thing. They’re probably together more often than the official narrative implies. All of them strategically go off the grid.I don’t understand the same companies thing. Are you talking about Sony? And big picture time: What does that matter?? It doesn’t.
Wow. For addressing this entire screed…
But don’t be sorry. I think you feel the way a lot of the fandom thinks. So it’s good to address it.
Please talk about girl direction as types of tumblr users? Like what kind of blogs they'd have, how they write in the tags, if they write in the bloody tags, how they respond to asks and friendly anons, how they respond to not so friendly anons etc...x
This has been sitting in my inbox because I didn’t realise you meant girl direction and I was very uninspired, hahah. Imagine my glee when I saw girl direction, suddenly. SOOOO.
Alright, Niall is predominantly a music and food blog. She never posts recipes, just pictures of food that look good to her and she wishes she could eat right in that second. She’s a bit of a music snob and can endlessly talk about how good the Eagles were, or how she wishes The Beatles would bring out another album if all of them were still alive, and she visits a lot of concerts. Niall is the one who has a very elaborate tagging system so she can find back her food and concerts very quickly, and she’s just very easy going - she has a few anons that she just chats with for fun, about nothing, and she never really gets unfriendly anons. When she does get one, on the offchance that it happens, she laughs and shrugs it off - however, when one of the other girls get an angry anon, she’s always immediately ready to defend all of them. She doesn’t really talk in the tags.
Harry is that aesthetic blog we all reblog from that she puts a lot of thought into, and then she suddenly reblogs a ton of shit posts and puns in between. She writes long personal things in the tags about what the pictures and posts remind her of, personal anecdotes, sometimes she’ll posts some lyrics she wrote without context. She never posts selfies, only candids someone else took. When she gets an anon that she doesn’t like, she gets very passive aggressive, but mostly just sticks to ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, please go bother someone else, yes?’. She doesn’t show it gets to her, but she’ll throw a hissy fit over it in private. When she gets anons that need help, she’ll be patient and loving and a support to them in the warmest way, and everyone loves her immediately.
Louis posts anything she wants, tv gifsets, books (or fics) she likes, a lot about the band she is a fan of. It’s just a mess of all her interests. She would just drag her friends for the shit they said in the tags, especially Harry and her puns (’FUCK OFF, HARRY, I HATE THIS’) and she’d have constant commentary in the tags. She reblogs clothes she wants, people she finds hot, but mostly she just reblogs whenever Harry posts some candid someone took of her or when Zayn uploads a selfie, and then just cries about it in the tags (’why would you do this to me? I HATE YOU WHY DO YOU LOOK LIKE THIS THIS IS JUST UNFAIR’) and then posts an underwear selfie of her own as payback (which is when Harry dies). She roasts unfriendly anons with all that she has, she doesn’t have the patience to be diplomatic about it. When someone hurts her friends she’ll write long, angry posts about how everyone can fuck the hell off, but she’s unexpectedly kind to people that need the help. (unexpected to people that don’t know her, that is).
Zayn is that blog that constantly posts her art and gets commissioned and she promises she will get to it soon, but then accidentally draws something else that she wanted to draw more, and then suddenly disappears from her blog for a while, only to come back with a masterpiece seemingly out of nowhere. She talks some bullshit in the tags all the time, and she loves posting mirror shots of her outfit because we all know how much pride Zayn takes in her clothes and aesthetic, so of course her blog will reflect that, and everyone will constantly lose their shit over it because this girl is not only talented but also hot as fuck (though secretly, whenever Zayn posts one, she just hopes Liam sees it). She loves people asking her about her art, and can talk about it for hours, and never responds to the unfriendly anons, but she thinks about it a lot (and then bitches about it to Louis in private, who will then make an angry post about it).
Liam would be the one who constantly posts work outs she’s trying to complete, she reblogs Zayn’s art a lot, and there’s constant posts about how she just wants to be someone, a lot of personal post as well that are sometimes unfortunately worded, but everyone loves her anyway. When she gets angry anons, she tries to defend herself, but it never comes across right. She posts a lot of progress pictures of how her body is transforming thanks to her time in the gym, and it’s purely progress pictures for her, nothing else, but Zayn and Louis lose their minds over it on a frequent basis because HOLY SHIT, LIAM, HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR BODY? She posts a lot of pictures of her dogs as well and it’s always very clear what tv show she is obsessed with in that moment, because it will frequently pop up on her blog and then never come back again. Finally, she always, always, always reblogs everything Zayn does when she pops back up online after a long time and she tries to be chill, but everyone sees right through her.
I have no idea what possessed me to write this, I apologize.
“Stop giggling,” Liam huffed out, trying to stifle his own laugh.
“Stop being ridiculous,” Zayn countered, still laughing, his tongue pressed behind his teeth, cheeks rising, laugh lines across his face.
“Come on Zed, let me take your photo,” he tried to convince his boyfriend for what seemed like the hundredth time in the last few minutes.
“You have enough pictures of me,” Zayn said, swatting Liam’s hands away as he started to make a grabbing gesture. “There’s enough pictures of me on the internet and this house.”
“Your Versace pictures deserve better,” Liam replied, dropping his hands and getting serious. “We’re supposed to believe someone who loved you took those photos. Please, my nan could’ve done better. Let me do it. You still have the clothes and I have wicked skills on my iPhone. Add a seductive filter or something.”
Zayn sighed and leaned his head against the back of the couch he was currently sitting on. The Versace photos were a tad abysmal, he looked great which was always a plus. But, the photos didn’t show off him or the clothes properly. His people and Versace didn’t seem to care, as long as they got a cut of the profits. It had bothered him for some time now, this was supposed to be a huge fashion campaign and it was being treated like a child showcasing their hobby. Newsflash, the child needed to find a new hobby. For the last ten minutes Liam was now trying to convince him to have their own fashion shoot, mostly to just cheer Zayn up.
“Please,” Liam begged, pushing out his bottom lip in an adorable pout that always got to Zayn.
Zayn lazily traced Liam’s bottom lip with his thumb, humming when Liam grazed the digit with his teeth. “Fi-fine.”
Liam immediately beamed with excitement, jumping off the couch. “I love you. You won’t regret this.”
Ten minutes later Zayn was standing in one of their numerous closets, pulling out the specific clothes he wore for the Versus campaign. Liam was doing something outside in the garden, only telling Zayn to hurry up before they lost the daylight. Zayn undressed in the middle of the room, pulling on a pair of black jeans and a leather coat. Liam wanted to be as authentic as possible, copying each look Zayn wore in the campaign photos. After he was properly dressed he checked out his hair quickly in the mirror, letting it out of the tie he had holding it together on the top of his head. He shook his head to let the hair fall where it pleased and walked towards their garden. Once outside he just observed Liam who was running back and forth setting things up, Watson running right behind him thinking it was a game. A boisterous laugh leaving Zayn’s mouth alerted Liam to his presence.
“Beautiful,” Liam declared after getting a good look at Zayn. “Let me get this terror back inside and we’ll begin. Stand by the tree and I’ll be right with you babe.”
Liam dragged Watson back into the home by his collar as he whined the entire time, disappointed that play time was already over. He made sure the door was closed securely to make sure none of their other dogs decided to crash the party. He walked to where Zayn stood by the tree and adjusted the jacket he was wearing, not saying a word. He kneeled down to adjust the jeans and smiled up at Zayn, wiggling his eyebrows as seductively as possible. Zayn just shook his head and laughed, he was dating a toddler stuck in a grown mans body, but he loved him anyway. Liam stood back up and slowly walked backwards, taking his iPhone out of his back pocket. He pressed a few button on his phone, just nodding his head the entire time.
“Okay, just act natural,” Liam instructed.
“Cause this is natural,” Zayn scoffed. “An impromptu photo shoot in me garden.”
“Quiet on set!” Liam barked out his direction. “We’re gonna lose the sun if you don’t pipe down.”
With another shake of his head Zayn got silent and just let Liam shoot away, only moving when instructed. He knew never to interrupt when Liam got into his creative zone. He trusted him, trusted that he wasn’t going to make him look foolish. Zayn knew that the photos were going to showcase him in a way he’d want. After twenty minutes in front of the tree he was told to put on a shirt and go into the bedroom for their next location. Once he was changed again he walked into their room as Liam was fixing the blinds, making the room as dark as possible. He had no idea what Liam’s plans were but he just went with it. Liam instructed him to lay on the bed, leaning up on just one elbow. Like before, Zayn just went with whatever Liam told him to do because he trusted him and his odd vision. After a few shots were takien as he leaned on his elbow he was told to move up towards the headboard to capture a more relaxed feeling. Whatever.
“Are these even coming out okay?” Zayn finally asked once they wrapped their second set of shots.
“Babe, you’re doing amazing,” Liam told him honestly, cradling his cheek in his palm. “They should’ve used me for the shoot. Now go put on the white outfit and meet me in the bathroom.”
Zayn sighed and shook his head once more. “You’re relentless.”
“Love you too,” he replied. “Now hurry.”
The last shoot lasted another fifteen minutes with Liam having Zayn sit in the tub as he took the photos. It was all a tad bizarre but hopefully Liam knew what he was doing and what his vision for this whole nonsense shoot was. After the shoot was completed Liam wouldn’t let Zayn see the photos until he was changed and back in their bedroom. Liam grabbed his laptop and his USB port and sat on the bed, working his magic and waiting for Zayn to change. Once Zayn got back in the room Liam was still silent, clicking away on his computer.
“Done?” Zayn asked, crawling into the bed.
“Shh,” Liam silenced him, never looking up from the screen in front of him. “Almost.”
“So secretive,” Zayn joked, trying to look over Liam’s shoulder at the laptop, but he just kept moving it away from prying eyes.
Zayn sighed indignantly as he waited, even though he really had no idea what he was really waiting for, but Liam told him to wait. He grabbed his phone off the nightstand and played a game or two of solitaire, losing each time, to take his mind off the wait. Liam kept tapping away at his keyboard, clicking the mouse a few times to probably seem busier than he actually was. It was slowly driving Zayn crazy. He wanted to know what Liam was doing, especially with some of the more seductive photos he took on the bed and in the tub. Those pictures were not allowed to leave this home and no one else but the two of them were allowed to see them. He could just imagine the joke Louis would make at his expense if he saw them. Like Louis hadn’t done something similar with Harry after he cut his hair recently.
“Done,” Liam declared proudly, shifting his laptop over from his lap to the empty spot between them.
“Li-Liam,” Zayn gasped in awe. He looked between the laptop and Liam a few times, making sure his eyes weren’t playing tricks on him. The photos looks incredible, especially after Liam used his impressive photoshop skills. They looked way more professional that his supposed professional ones. He didn’t look foolish, he looked like a proper high fashion model. “Wow.”
“You like them?” Liam asked timidly, his top teeth chewing at his bottom lip. “I-I tried to make them look as professional as an iPhone can make them.”
“These are amazing,” he spoke in a hushed voice, his fingers ghosting over the screen. Touching to make sure it was really real, that he wasn’t imaging what was right in front of him. “They look, they look beautiful.”
“The photographer loves you,” Liam argued, smiling his wide smile. “Thinking about sending them anonymously to Versace, show them how good you truly are in front of the camera.”
“Don’t you dare,” he snorted, playfully hitting Liam’s arm.
“Fine,” Liam gave him. “Maybe I’ll make these our Christmas cards, send them out to our friends and family. Our mum’s would get a kick outta them.”
“Sure Liam,” he pacified him, knowing never to rile Liam up when he went on one of his many tangents, not matter where the tangent took him. “And the more provocative shots? Where are those going?”
“I’m blowing them up and putting them around the house,” he teased, laughing as Zayn’s eyes grew wider in shock and horror.
“I’m not kidding,” he replied, clicking the mouse to show Zayn the photos. “Babe, can you imagine them around the house? Over the bed? Maybe the tub?”
“I’m not going to win this fight,” he gave in with a sharp exhale. “You’re lucky I love you Liam James Payne.”
“I know,” he laughed gladly accepting a kiss from the love of his life and his lifelong muse in all things creative.
Hi Sasha! I was wondering your thoughts on Harry staying with Columbia. My dash seems to be under the impression that he "got everything he wanted" in choosing to stay with them, but idk, I smell foul play. Niall and Liam were able to break ties, even Zayn in some capacity, so the one who got put in an iron closet with their partner when 1D signed to Columbia chooses to stay? Seems illogical.
Hi nonnie. In my somewhat educated opinion (none of us has all the facts but when you pay attention you can piece together part of the puzzle), none of them have broken ties. It’s an illusion. It may be a corrective action taken to deal with the fandom’s general disdain for 1D’s original team (including Simon Cowell/Syco). You know, from a PR perspective they needed to stop the bleeding as there’s a ton of criticism of Syco online via 1D fans and that’s bad for future business. And it may also have been a concession made to 1D in their ongoing power struggle as Simon tries to hang on for as long as he can while 1D really really wants to get away from him.
I believe the guys have been farmed out to different labels in a licensing deal with Syco. The licensing thing was confirmed when Pillowtalk was released.
This was later removed which I think is further proof of the shadiness. Sony was not going to let all 5 get away from them. Even though via Syco they’d still get paid (that licensing thing again), they have to consider the optics. It wouldn’t be a good look. So they probs negotiated to keep breakout star Harry, pretty Zayn with the big voice and Louis with the rabidly loyal fanbase. Smart. Archrivals Universal got beefcake with a voice Liam and lovable popular Niall. Everybody won here, except maybe 1D. They may have the more of the artistic freedom they’ve been wanting, but they’re still getting passed around with shady people calling too many of the shots.
So in a nutshell, I believe there’s a licensing deal in place with all the guys which entitles Simon Cowell to a cut of their solo profits even though it looks like he’s out of the picture. Depending on what’s in their contract, the same type of deal may be in place in terms of management and PR. It’s very odd that although there’s been some combo of changes (label/management/PR) for all 5 guys, the same shitty narratives, terrible promo and comatose PR continue. Are we to believe that’s normal? We can take a look at how other artists are handled and compare and contrast. So no, it’s not normal. Fuckery’s afoot. 1DHQ is still making money off 1D and also still has a huge say in their image management and PR narratives.
I know you've already wrote one but maybe a drabble of ziam going grocery shopping with their little goddaughter brook and they lose her for a moment because they're bickering over something
“Pleaseseeeeeeeeeee,” Brooklyn’s definitely been to Zayn’s school of getting her own way with one word, and the use of her eyes as the
She’s currently sat in the front of the trolley in the small seat. Her request. She’s now begging to
Liam exchanges a helpless
glance with Zayn that says “How can i refuse this face?” before he turns his attention back to Brooklyn.
“Okay young lady, but don’t run off, and don’t steal food and eat it until we’ve paid for it okay?”
She blinks her eyes and then solemnly, slowly, nods her head up and down to confirm her compliance.
Liam leans down and picks her up and he’s about to put her on the floor when she throws her arms around his neck and kisses him.
“Fank you Uncle Lim.”
And then she’s
gone, well only four or five feet away from them, but she runs back and forth, collides with Zayn’s leg twice, almost becomes part of the trolley as she collides with it and then stops still, looks up at Zayn and Liam
giggles and then starts running round again.
She’s exhausting in the best possible way.
“Anyway, like I was saying, you promised we’d have a rematch, if you’re
going to welch on the bet, then well I’ll just assume you’re some wuss who’s terrified of my mad skillz on fifa.”
Liam snorts and looks across at Zayn, he’s not shut up about the rematch since the moment Liam trounced him 12 -1 in a
game last night.
“I’d have thought that rather than a rematch, you’d want to burn the
game, pretend it never existed and try to work out how to
get past the first five minutes of the walking dead without turning into a zombie.”
Zayn shakes his head.
good job we aren’t in the fruit and veg aisle or I’d be plotting your impending death by some kind of heavy vegetable.”
Quick as a flash Liam fires back.
“Yeah, and just like in Fifa, you’ll miss and knock out some random bystander in the crowd or in this case in the supermarket and I’ll spend the next 10 years visiting you in jail and explaining on interviews that yeah, Jonathan, Zayn won’t be releasing music for all that time and it’s all because he’s a shit loser and
got into a strop over being shit at Fifa.”
He feels the light punch on his arm, and the “I hate you, you smartarse knob,” but then Zayn smiles, “Maybe we should play frogger instead or
get on the arcade
games instead, you’re well shi-.”
Zayn stops talking mid insult, the smile disappears and its replaced by panic. That’s not a facial expression Liam’s familiar with on Zayn but it’s clear and even before he turns away, even before he hears Zayn’s next words, it’s like the bottom’s fallen out of his world.
Liam’s eyes dart to in front of the trolley and she’s not there, he moves around in a 360 degree circle, eyes roving
everywhere and still no sign.
He drags a hand through his hair, bites at his lip and sees Zayn do the same right before Zayn starts moving forward, saying quickly “You
go down that aisle, and I’ll
go down that aisle,” he signals with his hand and then he’s
Liam pushes the trolley to the side, apologising to the woman he nearly strikes with it and then he’s walking, almost running down one aisle, trying not to think of all the scenarios that could happen, praying
to anyone he can think of for them not to have to make the phone call.
Then he walks down another, and another, and there’s still no sign. As he reaches the end of the alcohol aisle, he sees Zayn who’s walking towards him, forehead creased in concern, and he knows he mirrors the same expression as he doesn’t see Brooklyn running behind him.
“What do we do?” Liam asks as they stand in front of each other.
Their eyes meet, and well the logical answer, the best answer,the only answer really is to call Caroline, call security or somehow develop eyes that can look everywhere and find out exactly where Brooklyn is right now.
Oh, and keep praying.
Liam hears a deep breath, then Zayn’s speaking.
“We think like Brooklyn, that’s what we do, we’ve come here to this supermarket loads of times with her Li, and we even talked about it before, she may have even heard me say it and it was like a siren call for her, we know how much she loves them,” Zayn says nothing else as he starts walking , picking up the pace before he
glances around and calls.
“Well, are you coming or not?”
Liam has no idea where they’re
going until just before they get there, and it hits him and of course, it’s so obvious. Except not really, cause what other 3 year old children would prefer the fruit and veg aisle to the aisle with all the soft toys and games?
Other 3 year olds don’t matter though, never will until it’s time for them to have a 3 year old in their lives.
They reach the fruit and veg section, eyes scanningeverywhere and they don’t see her initially, each of them standing in a slightly different place, until Liam takes a step forward closer to the cauliflowers and he sees a woman with a uniform.
A Sainsbury’s uniform who’s crouched down and talking to someone who’s sitting behind the pillar next to the cauliflowers and broccoli on the shelves so he moves closer, calling Zayn’s name as he does.
“And how old is Colin? Can Colin tell me where your parents are?”
“Colin’s four,” Liam hears but any other response is lost as Zayn joins him, lets out a relieved sigh and well, same and they take the couple of steps forward, round the plllar and there she is.
Cmpletelyunphased, completely enraptured by the little army of cauliflowers and broccoli that sit next to her, completely engrossed in telling the shop assistant, each of their names and ages.
Talking of ages, Liam was 23 when he walked in this supermarket an hour ago, he reckons he’s about 93 now.
“Eh Miss Brooklyn, what did we say about not running off?” Zayn puts his hand on his hip as he says it, wags his finger and then kneels down next to Brooklyn.
Zayn probably needs to work on
#strictdadzayn before they have kids as Brooklyn giggles as he settles next to her, and then presses a kiss to her forehead.
Liam smiles, probably the weakest smile he’s ever smiled, and now that they’ve found her, now that they don’t need to make the call, he feels almost boneless with the weight of the relief and he sags as his body leans against the pillar and looks down at Brooklyn and Zayn.
Till he hears a throat clear, and a small cough and he looks up and the shop assistant is standing in front of him, head tilted to one side.
“I remember now, you bringing
this little one in before, except it’s been a while, though I’ve seen you both in here before together, my sister loves you both,” she shakes her head then, “Sorry, probably shouldn’t have said that I’ve seen you both, but we’re ever so quietly proud that you come to our shop and that you’re local boys so anyway, this little one was fine, she was just telling me all about her little family there while she was waiting for her Uncle Lim and Unc Zay.”
Liam smiles, reaches a hand forward towards her, looks at the name badge and says “Thank you Lynn, for your discretion and for looking after this little menace.”
He half considers offering a picture, except it would have to be just one of them ,but she excuses herself before he gets the chance and it’s just them then.
He kneels down in front of Zayn and Brooklyn. Brooklyn’s still chattering on about her broccoli and cauliflower family while Zayn rests his hand on her shoulder, and as Liam kneels down he does the same on her other shoulder.
“Hey Brook, you, me and Uncle Zayn need to have a talk about what it means when we say not to run off in the supermarket, okay?”
He’s quite proud of the serious tone in his voice and he exchanges a
glance with Zayn who
gives him an approving nod.
“OKAY Uncle Lim, can Colin and Bob and Berta and Cawoline come too?”
Yeah, maybe #strictdadliam needs some work too.
She stands up then, attempting to hold the vegetables before 2 of them slip out of her hands, but Zayn’s there catching them before he and Liam stand up too.
“Yeah, okay,” says Liam, and he could suggest that they carry on with shopping , and he’s sure their trolley would still be where they left it, but he’s done with Sainsburys for this weekend.
“How about we pay for Bob, Colin, Caroli,- I mean Cawoline, “ he corrects as Brooklyn sends a withering
look, that’s her mother’s to a tee, his way., “and Berta and then we head to McDonalds drive thru and go home.”
“So Lim can beat Unc Zay?”
Liam laughs and Brooklyn looks entirely too pleased with herself.
getting dragged by 3 year olds, this is a new low,” but the tone of his Zayn’s voice doesn’t match his words and he adds, “Sounds like a plan.”
You and Harry had just moved in together.You had finished moving in all the furniture and the last thing to do was hang up pictures. You especially needed help with this and Harry’s tallness would come in handy. As you started to the get the pictures ready to be hung you saw Harry just standing there watching you.
You: A little help here! What are you looking at?
Harry: The beautiful artwork..
You: What artwork? I haven’t even hung anything up yet.
hello, so i honestly don’t know what this is… it starts from when they first met until now. it’s just pictures, instagram screenshots, tweets, etc. basically anything involving zayn and perrie, including both families and some friends. it’s extremely long, but i think reading it from start to finish might help people appreciate their relationship.
i’ll add to it whenever something happens. xoxo :)
Thank you so much. Honestly I'm so grateful that Liam has stans like you who aren't just stupid assholes. Like all those 'ziams' who are claiming that Liam hates Zayn and is an ignorant fool and all that, like honestly how can you be that blind. It's fucking clear that anything, and I mean ANYTHING, that is even associated with stupid Wootton is full of crap, much less a fucking podcast from him. Like don't be a fool. All these idiots need to be educated.
THANK YOU for seeing through the BS and doing Liam right.
I’ll tell you something. These “ziams” who apparently used to love and support both boys and cry about their matchy aesthetic and how they were pulling outfits mirroring each other are NOW saying Liam’s album artwork is copied from Zayn. LMAO, give it up for the royal fuckery and direct 180. These very people are NOW talking about how they are not a fan of the matchy lighting at Zayn’s performance and yesterday at Liam’s GN performance, meanwhile Niall is out there doing the same. I crie. XD
Let’s just accept the basic problem with these people. They would rather Liam be painted in the most negative light right now, notwithstanding the repercussions on his rep. More than half this fandom has a very distorted notion of love, tbh. They’d either buy stuff like z*gi or ch***iam or would rather think that Liam and Zayn do not have a life outside of each other and must do everything revolving each other and this mindset is permeates into the way they respond to stuff these days.
Like you said, anything associated with dickpad is crap. I have some sharp friends and I am thankful for them, and one such lovely person made an excellent point: why did Dan get pictures with both Harry and Niall to advertise his fucked up podcasts but none with Liam? Liam’s been doing a lot of pictures, yeah? Then why? How many times do you think they recorded that bit to get it to sound the way they wanted? Another sharp friend remarked, if none of the boys are free, Liam isn’t free either. And yes, Liam’s narrative will always have been different to Louis’. They are stuck in a similar situation, not the same.
These people saying Liam deliberately signed up for a stunt…. UMM??? Which artist who respects and understands and loves music would want his solo promo to revolve around namedropping and talking about his personal life only? I have seen tons of interviews of new parents where the congratulatory talk happens and it’s done, they proceed towards work talk. Honestly, all the people thinking negative of Liam and painting Zayn as some hapless scorned lover need help.
Remember when Liam wore the yellow jacket and Zayn that red sweatshirt like thing? Also remember when Liam posted the yellow jacket pic captioned with 5 hearts, rainbow hearts. If this were Louis or Harry, people would be calling them LGBT icons and Kings and savior of the fandom but anyway.
Too much fandom negativity, look at this pretty boy now:
i trust you. im new to 1D fan fic, i've read a few of the most recent recs you've posted. but i wanted to know. what are the must read, staple fics? like ones that everyone has read and shit. thank you ily.
Okay, here we go.
1D fan fic 101 (featuring 40+ must-read fics)
These Inconvenient Fireworks (TIF) - Holy Bible of 1D fanfiction (“Future AU in which nobody tries out for X Factor but the boys end up finding one other eventually anyway. Louis is a jaded bastard who owns a cat named Duchess and teaches drama to teenagers, Harry is an idealistic aspiring photographer/part-time footy coach, Zayn teaches English lit and wears leather jackets, Liam saves people from burning buildings, and Niall is Niall.”)
Fading - TW: eating disorders, absolutely heartbreaking but one of the most wonderful things you’ll ever read (“Louis knows about beauty; the combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses. He creates that combination every day in the garments he designs while studying fashion at uni. The cut of the design, the color of the fabric, the intricacy of the stitching; it all comes together to create something beautiful. When the science student with the long legs and dimpled smile agrees to model for him, Louis decides he’s found beauty personified. Harry just thinks Louis needs someone to show him how beautiful he is”)
Zarah5 - Fandom’s most wonderful and prolific writer, just read everything she’s written (my absolute favourite is Into The Blue)
You Came Beating Like Moth’s Wings - also check everything else by supernope (“Harry smiles. He’s only known Louis for about two hours, knows nothing about him past his first name, but he’s nice and sarcastic and helpful and so, so pretty. And Harry’s still got a few days left in Barcelona, and he thinks he wouldn’t mind spending them with Louis.Also known as, Harry takes the summer before uni to travel Europe and meets Louis in Barcelona, and they end up traveling together.”)
Jump Before We Fall - I absolutely loved this, read it a couple of times, such a great story; also check everything else by green_feelings (Louis and Zayn’s lives revolve around running a hotel by the sea, Harry is a student who wants a life far from home for just a little while, Niall doesn’t know where life leads him and Liam thinks he has already found all purposes in his life.)
Red Brick Heart - so good, the college life au with so much cheeky louis and adorable harry, plus loads of cuddling and great group dynamic; also check everything else by hazmesentir (“Harry has only had his room for thirty-two minutes when it stops being his.Uni AU. Harry had turned up at the halls of residence expecting fun, new friends, and maybe a life experience or two. What he doesn’t expect is a surprise roommate who’s loud and dramatic and obsessed with tea and is maybe, actually, all he’s ever wanted.”)
And Then A Bit - also check everything else by infinitelymint (“We’d like to give the fans what they want.” Magee states, placing his hand on the table in front of him and leaning forward. “We want to give them Larry Stylinson.(aka Harry and Louis fake a relationship for publicity. Eventually it becomes a lot less fake and a lot more real.))
In From The Cold - this is one of the fics you will never forget, I promise (“Louis is a hurricane who won’t stand still, but Harry thinks maybe Ireland has this way of changing priorities. A B&B au in which Harry and Zayn run an inn in Ennis, Ireland, and Louis comes to review it. Liam is their handyman, Niall absolutely doesn’t work there, and home is most definitely where the heart is.”)
Sanity Not Included - OT5 au, must read, this is one of the funniest things you will ever get the pleasure of going through; also check everything else by scottmcniceass, there is some wonderful ziam au’s, I absolutely adore this writer (Someone probably should have stopped the five of them from living together in one house.)
To Be The Friction In Your Jeans - ultimate OT5 smut, I guarantee you won’t read anything hotter than this (Harry is an exhibitionist. He gets up to shenanigans. This is a fill for this prompt at the kink meme: Harry really, really likes to be watched. When they’re all lounging around watching TV he’ll start kissing Louis and he’ll take it as far as he can until Louis makes him stop because the other boys are in the room or drags him away to finish in private. He’ll do it wherever - at home, on the bus, in the car, backstage in the dressing room. The boys maybe kind of secretly wish Louis would stop stopping Harry, and maybe one night when they’re drunk he does. Except. It got really, really out of control.)
You Are The Blood- Hogwarts AU, can’t get better than this; also check everything else by sarcasticfluentry, especially pep talk turned into pep rally (OT5 smut); (“A seventh-year Hogwarts AU in which Niall gets all the girls, Liam goes on a journey of self-discovery, Zayn falls in love, Harry wants something more, and Louis tries to figure out once and for all why he, a Muggleborn, was sorted into Slytherin.”)
You You You - absolutely hilarious, I loved the nouis friendship here paired with famous!harry and nonfamous!louis, plus louis’ twitter persona is amazing; also check everything else by isthatyoularry (“Infamous boybander leaves club together with unknown,” read the headline. Underneath were pictures of a boy with dark curls, green eyes and very tight pants. They both studied the article for a moment, reading it through quickly.“Is that…?” Louis frowned. That guy almost looked exactly like… “HOLY FUCKING SHIT!” “Louis,” Niall said, looking absolutely fucked over. “You just fucked the most wanted guy on earth. You just fucked Harry Styles of One Direction.”)
Give Me Truths - this was so painful, but it’s such a well-crafted story with an amazing ending plus the character developement is superb, TW: emotional/physical abuse (Louis is a psychology student with a tattoo count as high as his genius IQ. Harry is in a (sort-of) relationship with a homophobic man and hates himself a little more every day. Things fall apart and Louis puts him back together.Or, the one in which Louis falls in love with a fragile boy and tells him every beautiful truth in the world, as long as it makes him happy.)
And The Reason Is You - this was deleted from ao3, but it’s a shame, it’s such a great piece with zarry and lilo friendships (Zayn and Harry are the socialite sons of two high-end record producers and the heirs to the future of Myles Records. The two are reckless, loud and out of control. They have no regard for reputation or responsibility. Liam and Louis work for Horan’s catering, their friend Niall’s catering business, and are at almost every event that Myles Records throws. After one disastrous night, Zayn and Harry are dragged home upon request by Paul, Liam and Louis. Hijinks, drama and love ensue. This includes a Zarry friendship (a bit of unrequited love in this respect, too), Nosh, and body shots.)
Another Hazy May - harry shoots guns better than he shoots footie, and louis writes in the third person, zayn’s kardashian poster as the foundation of a friendshipand and liam payne as batman (“louis is a terrible poet and harry lives in the now and they have six weeks to fall in love but, really, it only takes six seconds. bookshop meets military meets summer romance au ft. marlboros, the backstreet boys, and underrated literary devices.”)
Learning To Breathe - fluff and angst mostly(He’s playing football at one of the top universities in England and he should love everything about his life right now, but instead he’s moving backwards. How does your past fit into your present? Louis is still figuring it out.)
Hiding Out In The Kitchen - this one is really cute, and I loved the ending (Harry’s in an internationally famous boyband with his three best mates, he gets laid on a pretty regular basis, and he’s headed to Australia in a week. He doesn’t need anything else, and he certainly doesn’t need a boyfriend. If this nice guy he met in a coffeeshop wants to date him, great—but that’s all it is. Right?)
If I Could Hold You - famous!harry, soooo good (“Louis isn’t a fan of popstars. Unless the popstar has curly hair, green eyes, and is named Harry Styles. He really likes that popstar.”)
Hold Me Closer - (“Louis Tomlinson is one of the most promising dancers of the English National Ballet, on track to become the youngest principal dancer in the company’s history. That is, until forces conspire to significantly complicate his life, including: a surprise ballet, an unfairly attractive guest choreographer, and being pushed into a rivalry with his best mate. Featuring lots of wine, dancing, pining, and a happy ending.”)
Just Me, You, And This Box Of Matches - H&L live in the same building, really cool Harry character (“Louis is fairly sure that his new neighbour is going to destroy him. And also their apartment building, and the dumpsters outside, and all the forests within a thirty mile radius. But. Mostly him.”)
All Too Human - kids au, so cute, Harry’s persona here is so out of this world (“Louis has a 3 year old son and works at a daycare while getting his education degree.Harry’s a fresh face Popstar with the world in his hands.They meet over applesauce and hide n’ go seek.”)
Adding: Escapade (as it already made hl fic history) In the grand scheme of things, finding a date for a wedding should be no problem for Louis Tomlinson. He’s rich. He’s handsome. He’s reasonably well behaved. But when the wedding is for his lifelong best friend (and former boyfriend), and is happening in under a month, finding a date for the ceremony and accompanying festivities becomes more of an adventure than he ever could have planned for.