alrighty so last year i made a top ten fic rec of 2015 and it seemed like a lot of people enjoyed it/reblogged it/whatever so i thought i would make one for this year as well :)
so again these are my top ten fics that were published and/or completed in 2016.
“And when he kissed this boy, he knew that nothing in his life would ever compare to the way he felt when their lips first touched, the very essence of his skin burned in his memory like a lasting reminder of what he could of had, but never allowed himself to indulge in.”
It’s like Liam understands every part of his soul and accepts it just as it is. It’s like Liam knows how to say and do things in order to make Zayn feel good and relaxed and calm. It’s like Liam is the perfect anchor to Zayn’s anxious, self-conscious, insecure being who always worries too much and never opens up.
He just likes Liam. A lot.
Zayn and Liam are the world’s best football players and they both play for opposite teams. Zayn had a hard time growing up and struggles a lot with anxiety and pressure problems and he hates Liam for always being cool and chill and perfect. So when the two rivals finally meet, things go down a completely different road than Zayn had expected.
8. I’ll Breathe Your Air Into My Lungs (no longer on AO3) | bythelightofthenight
It started out as a romance where opposites attract but in the making it became Zayn’s story of where he has to realize that he is the only one who can save himself.
Zayn doesn’t know what loving someone truly means. In the end it’s not about them leaving but whether they return.
Curly-haired Liam is a bit nervous about his first time bottoming (especially on camera). Luckily Zayn is there to take him through it.
“I just want you, Liam,” Zayn whispers, skating his lips across his. “Can I?”
Liam’s lips part more as Zayn’s do, exhaling slightly as Zayn’s words sink in. He doesn’t understand what they mean, but he knows he meant it when he said Zayn could have anything he wants.
His eyes flicker open to stare up at Zayn’s dark ones, filled with a warmth that seems to consume Liam as he waits for him to respond. “Yeah, babe.”
If, during his freshman orientation, Zayn would have been told that he’d be spending the majority of his free time at Phi Kappa Sigma during the upcoming year he would have laughed and bet all of his money against it coming true.
Or, Liam has a surprise for Zayn. It might just scare him away.
(this fic is just sooo great and angsty and smutty and perfect)
“What if you guys were to come to some sort of arrangement?” Niall said. “Just a strictly, er, business-only deal, where you’d help each other out. You’re not close enough that it’d be weird, but you’re not strangers, either, so you know he won’t take advantage of you.”
“This is a really weird conversation,” Zayn told him. “I hope you know that.”
(Or the one where Zayn and Liam strike a deal to help each other through their dirtiest nights, but Zayn’s perception of alphas may be preventing him from something purer.)
(if you like angst and pining then this is the fucking fic for you, man)
“Are you going to miss me when I’m gone?” Liam asks softly, rubbing his nose gently against Zayn’s. He teases, lips hovering over his but not making contact.
“Probably not,” Zayn jokes, nudging forward but Liam pulls away.
“Yeah,” he says, voice trailing off. “Have Griff, don’t ya?”
Zayn shakes his head slightly, eyes dropping to the slight tension in Liam’s jaw. He will miss him, when Liam goes back to his hometown for the summer, but it feels as if it is something he shouldn’t share. Especially when Liam will be in Wolver-Hampton with Jade, forgetting the moments like these that Zayn can’t seem to ever stop thinking about. “Not like that. You know that.”
(i can’t even tell you how many times i’ve re-read this fic. i love it so unbelievably much)
He hadn’t knocked the house down on accident, he hadn’t accidentally stepped on it. No, he’d torn it apart, sent the pieces flying. But that didn’t mean he couldn’t fix it. Or at least, didn’t mean he couldn’t try.
(surprise, surprise. this literally might be my favorite fic of all time. it’s just amazing)
Liam breathes hotly through his nose, eyes twitching shut as he squeezes a bit more on Zayn’s neck. “Do you know how dangerous what you’re doing is?”
Zayn draws in his own ragged breath. “Do you?”
Zayn is a doctoral student who goes to great lengths to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Liam is heading the biggest serial murder investigation London has seen in half a century. And before this, he’d never been sent a love note via corpse.
So there’s the list! I hope you guys enjoy/enjoyed reading these as much as i did! Happy Reading and Happy 2017!
**honorable mentions: because i loved these ones a lot too