Okay but AU where Harry is an actor and Louis a painter and Harry fell in love with Louis’ paintings before he ever even met him. He loved the art before loving the man. They get married, of course they do. If love comes knocking at your door, you’d be a fool to let it go right? Their story looked a lot like fate after all.
Except that a few years later, Louis learns he’s going blind. It’s pretty unfortunate for a painter. If he was so inclined, Louis would say his life flashed before his eyes when the doctor broke the news. He wonders what will be left of him if he can’t paint anymore. And more importantly– Harry.
Who loves the artist in him as much as the man. Maybe more.
He wonders what will be left of him for Harry to love once Louis succumbs to the darkness? He thinks about the burden he’ll sure be for him in a few months.
No. No– He can’t. He won’t.
One day, Harry comes home from filming to an empty home. Louis has disappeared with all his stuff except for his works, along with one unfinished painting of them in front of their house and a sweet message attached to it.
Harry searches everywhere for him, until he finally finds him months later in some small city with a lot of retired people who take care of each other and of him.
Bonus points if the last thing Louis sees is the painting that harry tried to finish.
Bingo Bonus if they end up taking pottery together so Harry can try to see the world as Louis does now.