It’s a strange feeling but it’s nice. I think we’ve got to a point now, you know, I think a lot of us have spoken recently, me and Zayn have spoken recently. Got to a point now where, you know, you can just really, I don’t know, be happy for each other, and you know, things have happened in the past of course, and you know, yeah. It’s great. His first song was an absolute smash and that’s a great song. So, yeah, it’s nice.
—  Louis about Zayn on SiriusXM

On Louis’ performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden laser lights was used as part of the stage design. Many of us have noticed the seemingly deliberate use of blue and green lights together, but have you noticed those said lights are very reminiscent of the laser lights used in Zayn’s Like I Would music video?

Here is Louis on James Corden’s show:

LIW music vid:

In addition, during the chorus the laser lights changed colors and it was red, orange, and yellow which as you all know are colors associated with Liam, Niall and Zayn:

So was Louis referencing to the other four boys on his performance on James Corden’s show?

January Top 10 Picks

strawberry moon by turnyourankle (20k)

Harry really should have known better than to agree to one of Niall’s schemes. Especially one that involved Irish magic. Then again, how was he supposed to know he and Louis would end up swapping bodies?

all the small things by kitundercover (20k)

Louis stares. “You’re five inches tall.” He says finally.

“I am about that.” The tiny man agrees.

“You’ve been making strange noises and scaring the shit out of me.”

“I’m sorry.” The tiny man winces.

“You’ve been breaking my things.”

“Not on purpose.”

That voice is disconcertingly deep, and Louis keeps wanting to look up and find the fully grown person that it must surely be coming from. He takes a deep breath and moves onto the next impossible point.

“You’ve been riding my rabbit.” He says.

AU// Harry is five inches tall and can’t remember how he got that way, but maybe with Louis’ help they can work it out.

runner on third by anonymous for louvie (39k)

As Harry stood there, the other man turned around, and he knew he was correct in who he thought it was.
“Louis?” he asked, still not quite believing it.
Louis blinked. “Harry? Wh– what are you doing here?”
“I work here,” Harry said. “What are you doing here?”
“Um, I’m picking up my brother. The nurse called and said he was sick.”
Harry felt like he was going to be sick. “Wait, Ernest is your brother? Since when do you have a brother?”
“Since about seven years ago, I guess. Wait, how do you know Ernest?”
“I’m his teacher.”
“You’re his what?” Louis exclaimed.
Harry gulped. This was going to be a long year.

Or, the AU where Louis and Harry were best friends growing up, but lost touch after Harry moved away. Ten years later, Harry has moved back to town, but he and Louis don’t pick up where they left off.

searching for the cure (we found us) by itsprobablylarry (30k)

“So you woke up as a frog,” Louis considers out loud. “What if you’re like that princess that turns into a swan during the day but is a human between sunset and sunrise?”

Harry just blinks at him, clearly unimpressed.

(Basically: Louis doesn’t quite know how to handle the fact that his best friend/roommate wakes up as a frog.)

roots by cherrystreet (43k)

There aren’t many things that make Harry Styles nervous. He’s spent the past couple of years on and off various stages, filled with screaming fans, all chanting his name, loud and adoring. He’s done countless interviews, some even on live, national television, never faltering over his words, answers meticulously planned out, smooth and steady. He’s signed countless autographs, taken just as many photos, and even when he sat in his label’s studio, waiting to see how high up on the charts his single made it, he didn’t feel uneasy or uncomfortable. It’s all been unbelievably fun. No, there aren’t many things that make Harry Styles nervous.

Enter Louis Tomlinson.

tall tales for summer by turnyourankle

Harry knows something is up when his mum insists on throwing him a birthday party in the summer. He’s even more suspicious of her intentions when he notices the guest list is all male.

(Or, modern nobility AU where Harry’s mother is trying to set him up without his knowledge.)

where your heart is by anhcor, tvshows_addict

Louis is ready for his brand new adventure. So what if he suffers from a genetic condition that prevents him from being touched? College is going to be awesome. It has to. Karma kind of owes him right now. Forget about his overprotective mother, or Liam– his entirely too chipper step brother– or his mess of a roommate. Forget about the gloves he has to wear at all times. He’s here to expand his knowledge, write and drown himself in books – No matter how distracting ‘Hallway Boy’ may be– The obnoxious, flirty frat wannabe determined to become the bane of Louis’ existence.

Or, a college AU set in San Francisco where two lost boys who seemingly have nothing in common find inspiration, each other, and themselves in the process.

run like the devil by benzos

Harry stops pouting, but his frown is still fixed in place. “Are you sure?” he asks. “You know it’s your soul you’re signing away.” He sounds…sad? No, that’s not right, but there’s something.

Christ. This is the most incompetent demon Louis’ ever met. If he hadn’t seen the red of his eyes he wouldn’t believe he was a demon at all. How’d he get this job if he isn’t trying to convince Louis to deal? Or is it just another trick? A ploy for sympathy?

“I’m sure,” Louis says. “Come over here and kiss me.”


Supernatural AU. Louis hunts demons; Harry’s the strangest demon he’s ever met, and he keeps fucking meeting him.

harry, did you know (that your baby boy is married to his best friend?) by tempolarriefics

10 years ago, Louis and Zayn made a pact that if they weren’t married by 30, they’d marry each other. So they do, as best mates do.

Enter Harry Styles, who’s new to town. He and Louis are immediately drawn to one another. Louis doesn’t tell Harry about Zayn, because they’re just friends (who are married.)

Harry finds out on Christmas Day, Louis/Zayn’s “anniversary”.

aka a marriage pact AU with a twist

read you for some kind of poem by mentalistecbm

He likes to imagine that he’s always aware of Harry’s eyes on him, but the spark that flashes across his body at how often Harry licks his lips while looking at his throat doesn’t feel like something he’s explicitly and consciously acknowledged before, but it feels familiar. Usual. Right.

(Louis is human, and Harry is lucky enough to be his vampire boyfriend.)

Reconciliation Narrative

So I think it’s pretty obvious by now that there is a clear reconciliation narrative in the works here for OT5 in the past three months, lets take a look see. 

First off, let’s start with Ziall: 

So November 20 the AMAs aired and there we had our first in person public interaction since March 2015. 

This moment was conveniently caught by someone who just happened to be a fan. Also note Niall’s face in the first gif and his eyes glance to Zayn and back, also look at his hand quivering as he gets ready for the big moment. Looks pretty planned if you ask me. Basically, it seems likely this was planned by new team as our first step to and OT5 reconciliation.  

Next was Ziam (cry with me):

there’s more

and more

The last time Ziam publicly acknowledged each other was in March 2016 if I’m remembering right, in which Zayn talked about being the closest to Liam and all that. Then suddenly all the Ziam seeding just stopped. Many of us thought it would lead to a public ziam reunion (collab?) but maybe things got shifted and it was put on hold, until now. Also note that @liam hasn’t wished Zayn happy b-day on twitter since 2013.. so why now??

Ok now on to Zouis:

First, Zayn publicly reaches out to Louis on twitter in December for the first time since May 2015. 

then Louis gives Zayn a positive shoutout:

and then just today (18 Jan) Louis is asked about Zayn again and clears any doubts of a feud by saying they talk: 

This generated a lot of public press saying how Zouis are good again and what not. 

So if we tally this up: 

Ziall: 1

Ziam: 1

Zouis: 3

Zarry: ???

I’m optimistic that with Harry’s birthday coming up in a couple weeks, @Zayn could wish him on twitter and boom Zarry are on good terms through the fandom’s eye as well. 

it seems like Zouis is being pushed more than the other ships recently. I, as well as many other bloggers think this could be leading to a reunion at the brits. Maybe Zayn will win an award for pilllowtalk and Louis will congratulate, or Louis will accept for History and ask Zayn to accept with him? Maybe we’ll get a bro selfie? red carpet reunion? Whatever it is, I’m confident there will be something. 

I dunno why I made this. I guess it’s just to keep everything in one place. Everything’s been happening so fast paced lately after months of nothing that I haven’t had much time to look back and analyze. I do remain optimistic that change and good things are on the way. We just have to be patient :)