Chapters: 26/26 Fandom: One Direction (Band) Rating: Explicit Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings Relationships: Niall Horan/Harry Styles, Zayn Malik/Niall Horan (Past) Characters: Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Maura Gallagher, Bobby Horan, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s) Additional Tags: Mermaid!Harry, Human!Niall, Alternate Universe - Non-Famous, innocent!harry, Fluff, SO MUCH FLUFF, Angst and Humor, Eventual Smut, alcohol use, Top!Harry, bottom!Niall, Top!Niall, Bottom!Harry, mostly Top!Harry, Anal Sex, Anal Fingering, Blow Jobs, Rimming, Hand Jobs, Face-Fucking, Sex Toys, Light Dom/sub, like really light, Ziall Break-Up, sad!Niall Summary:
Niall was amazed how much had changed in a year, how it didn’t hurt anymore. He’d been drowning in heartache and pain for months and suffocated by the weight of his sorrow.
And then he’d met Harry and been scared and heartbroken again, worried to love and hesitant to be loved. But Harry hadn’t left. He’d showed Niall what unconditional love—romantic unconditional love—felt like, whether out of naive innocence or stubborn determination, Niall wasn’t sure.
If anyone asked Niall how he thought he would meet the love of his life, he wouldn’t have said that he expected to find him lying naked on the beach when he went for a walk at sunrise while on holiday.