i pretty much only read lilo so if that’s ok here’s the fics i basically re-read constantly when there’s lack of new fic (most of these are going to hurt u emotionally and i’m sorry)
restart the heart you gave me - “I—” Louis starts, stopping himself abruptly and taking an extended pause before rushing out “I miss you” so fast that Liam almost, almost doesn’t catch it. He hears Louis’ sharp intake of breath on the other end and thinks that maybe Louis is just as surprised by his admission as he is. Okay.
my love is a fever - Liam gets sick. Louis looks after hi
build a nest for us to sleep in - “It’ll be fun,” Louis tells Liam quietly. If it was anyone else’s break-up, Louis would know exactly what to do, what balance of fondness and foolishness he’d need to give, but he’s totally lost with Liam. Louis has no idea what he might need, what could make him feel better, so in the end he gives Liam the only thing he has: “We can order take away and play videogames and fuck about for a few days. I’ll get Harry to bring us groceries, we won’t even need to leave the house. Come on, Liam, come live with me.”
lonely boy - Liam never expects to find another best friend when Andy leaves town. He never expects to only have that new best friend for the holidays, either. Then again, Liam never expects a lot of things—including a love that lasts longer than a summer.
if it’s love, hold on tight - Relationships are complicated, especially if the other person is carefully avoiding talking about it in any serious way; or, the one where Louis is afraid of commitment and makes a right mess of things because of it.
i don’t wanna know - The one where Liam isn’t really Liam, he’s a robot, and no one’s supposed to know. (Louis finds out, anyway.)
thought it would be safest - And for years after that, all throughout school, Liam comes home with Louis’ name in the corner of his books and the thin skin of his inner elbows and the back of his shirt even though they’re never in the same class. (Liam and Louis grow up together)
searching for a language (that the two of us can speak) - “Sometimes Liam will run his fingertips along Louis’ neck, gripping ever so slightly, and then adjust the collar of his t-shirt. haha, your tag was sticking out and you just took a bunch of pics with fans, hahaha. Because the way Liam touches is the way he talks and writes. His big hands are steady, but his movements and his intentions are a little bit goofy.”
we lost our chance to run - He feels content, like this feeling of peace settling in his gut that’s got nothing to do with the spliff, because it’s like it was meant to be. They’ve all kind of fallen into each other and it feels right. (Skins!AU loosely based on Rich and Gracie’s storyline but with no character death and a happy ending.)
but my martini is still dry (these things never last) - “No,” Louis says, mostly into Liam’s jaw. “What are you even doing here, working for MI6?”
(also here take some shorter ones too because there’s so many good ones)
this love’s worth all my troubles - Liam wakes up one morning as a puppy. Louis doesn’t take it very well.
play it again, louis - In which Liam is tired and makes a silly mistake. Louis takes advantage because well, it’s Louis.
i like saturdays and the rocket summer - Louis shaves Liam’s chin because he doesn’t believe Liam is capable of doing it himself. Liam isn’t very okay with this.
you can be my white knight - ”Liam comes down with the ‘flu on tour.”
it’s been a long day - Louis doesn’t sleep well when it’s storming outside. Liam never asks any questions.
ready or not - In which the boys play Truth or Dare.