Look. I know Zayn and Louis applied for the same job. And Niall and Liam went to the same Busted concert (presumably when they were like 8 years old when Busted was touring before 1D was formed). Both of those things are neat coincidences.
But they aren’t very significant to any of them, because they’ve mentioned both of those things like one time in interviews over the course 6 years (and it was arguably to try and make the Script concert seem like less of a thing).
You know what’s significant? What Harry himself made significant?
The Script concert. He had to make a public declaration about it…twice!
“This place is incredible to me…I remember coming to quite a few gigs here. I remember I stood right there watching the Script and it turns out, Louis was at the same gig!“ - Manchester, 22 December 2011
“This venue is quite special to me. I’ve been to quite a few gigs here before. And I remember, about 3 years ago, I was stood just about there to watch the Script in here, and it turns out, that Louis was at the same gig!” - Manchester, 23 December 2011
Louis and Zayn have never described their mutual employment pursuits as “incredible” or “quite special.” And neither have Liam and Niall described the Busted concert that way, despite it being literally the same scenario as Louis and Harry attending a Script concert at the same venue on the same day.
So you have to wonder why Harry cares so much, why it’s such a curious thing that they were there, together, on the same night, at the same time, doing the same thing, and they didn’t even know each other.
But then fate twisted, and they did meet, and became so important to each other, that it made the night they missed each other that much more significant.
Harry had kissed people before, of course. There were girls when he was younger, but then when he got a bit older, it was all men. This was his first time ever kissing a woman, and he didn’t think it would be different, but it was.
there’s something in the water (13407 words) by Anonymous Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: One Direction (Band) Rating: Not Rated Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson Characters: Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Anne Cox, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s) Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Magic, Strangers to Lovers, Mpreg, Mpreg Harry, tennis player harry, Baker Louis, Fluff, very little angst, Sweet, No Smut, Mentions of Abortion, Slight Harry/OFC, Swearing, only a little though, Also such a lack of Niall, I’m Sorry, Happy Ending, Injured Harry, Alternate Universe - Sports Summary:
Harry and Louis met when Harry was in the middle of a rough patch after he injured himself during a tennis competition. After a night that Harry can’t forget, he’s met with a little surprise a couple of months later. It’s a bit of a shock, especially considering how he got there, but he’s determined to see it through. He’s all prepared to do it all alone too, but running into Louis again might change the game.
Cue dates, happiness and cuddles, but Harry can’t get the fact that he needs to tell Louis out of his mind. He’s got his fingers crossed that it all works out.