Okay, I don’t normally directly say anything about ships, but I happened to get the new Panic! At The Disco album, got to this song and couldn’t help but think of Addiford. Seriously, even the year in the first verse is pretty dang accurate. Just… Just listen to it. Pay attention to the lyrics and laugh at the ironic title (because I did). You’ll see what I mean.
Tomlinson looks Liam over, tilting his head. “Are you a swimmer as well?”
“Yeah,” Liam says, a little cautiously. Harry wonders if it’s Tomlinson’s fame or the unimpressed eyebrow that’s making Liam wary. “Distance, I’m doing the 1500m. Harry here’s a sprinter.”
“Ah,” says Tomlinson, turning his glinting eyes back to Harry. “So you’re not an endurance man.” A beat passes, and his grin grows, wide and filthy. “Shame.”
Harry Styles is Team Great Britain’s newest swimmer, and has spent his whole life training for this moment, a chance at the gold medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics. All his training, hard work, and dedication to no distractions is tested when he’s assigned to the same Rio apartment as Louis Tomlinson, British gymnast and Harry’s childhood crush.
The Olympics are always epic - the emotion, the pressure, the expectations, the drama, and the GLORY. So what could make it better?!? Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, of course!
This fic has everything that makes the Olympics great, plus a healthy dose of sexual tension between our favorite lead characters. Swimmer-Harry and gymnast-Louis are completely #goals. Harry’s initial naivete about the entire experience plays perfectly against Louis’ confident, take-charge attitude. Their flirtations mixed with the heightened tensions of the competitions makes for a really fun story.
Read this when you’re looking for OT4 athletes having the time of their lives, cute and fun strangers-to friends-to lovers, and record breaking use of Olympic medals.
My best friend Jeff and I are hardcore Fannibals and we are fighting for Hannibal to be picked up by another network or Netflix.
My best friend Jeff and I are also theatre nerds (he’s acting/directing, I’m technical/design).
My best friend Jeff played the role of Bobby Strong in Castleton State College’s production of Urinetown in 2014.
That’s all the information you need to fully understand this.