His mouth is dry as he stares down at his phone, thumb hovering over the arrow that’ll send the text he’s longing to mail. With another deep breath, he studies the message over again, then begins to question himself. Should I write more? She deserves an apology. Maybe the word crave instead of miss. Yearn for? He deletes the text but retypes it in the same moment.
He’s never felt guilt this deeply before, he’s never so desperately wanted to turn back time and change everything– rephrase all of his words differently. Do things differently. The thought of him not being able to go back and change things hits him like a ton of bricks, sending his short nails into the palm of his hand.
A clap on his shoulder wakes him from his thoughts, and he looks up with attentive eyes. “Ready to go?” Jeff laughs, tucking his heel into the back of his shoe. “Reservations don’t hold themselves.”
“No, yeah.” he rushes, tucking the locked phone into the back pocket of his jeans. “Let’s go.”
“It’s my fucking job, y’know that, we’ve been through this a million times before. Get over it, angel.”
She scoffs in disbelief, untying the silk scarf from around her neck. “Get over it? Get over it. Over my boyfriend of nearly a year not telling anyone about our relationship—?“
“The media would go insane I- fuck I told y’this—”
“I’m not asking you to tell the world, Harry! Maybe your mom, your sister? My family? I’ve been lying to them for way too long, keeping an enormous part of my life away from them how’s that supposed to make me feel? Do you know how distressing it is to be introduced as a friend to you? To not tell anyone, not even my best friend how much you mean to me?”
“Y’do know it’s like that for me as well? A relationship is consists of two people—”
Do people not realize how fucking weird it is for a popstar to be constantly asked about his girlfriend and for him to constantly give them that satisfaction and speak her whole name as if people don’t know it yet and need to know that is girlfriend is named Eleanor, spelled E-L-E-A-N-O-R?
Because, like, she isn’t famous. People don’t know her for a reason. Apparently she doesn’t want attention and pap shots so why would you elevate her name then? It’s bizarre, ludicrous and it’s so fucking annoying.
I want to hear about Louis. Not his girlfriend. And if he would have a boyfriend publicly, I’d still not want to hear about the boyfriend, I’d want to hear about Louis. It’s his single release. His lead solo debut. His music. His creative product. For the Love of a God that I don’t even believe in, let him fucking speak about that.
Sorry but am I the only one SOBBING after Louis' interview???? So much of it just hurt my heart but a lot of it just made me even prouder and jfc I have too many emotions rn pls tell me I'm not alone
…I mean…I liked the pictures?
I’ve been thinkin about this a lot. So I’m going to elaborate.
When it comes to just about anything to do with Louis this is 100% me
And while there were definitely parts of the interview that had me wanting to cry in a very not so cool way, a lot of it just didn’t quite sit well with me. I’m not surprised with how they’re marketing Louis, since this is the same incompetent “team” that’s been behind his PR for years, but the content of the interview just had me like
Let’s focus on the positive for a moment…he looks incredible.
But then as you start to add headlines to these photos it’s gets a bit…eh
Louis is so incredibly talented as both a a singer and songwriter and this narrative is disappointing because when you’re trying to launch someone’s solo SINGING career, exactly what good does it do to begin a headline with “Not the best singer”?
Which is why when people praise this article saying how great it is I’m like
There are certainly very honest and raw moments in this article, and I do think it was well written. The parts of actual dialogue are gripping, but the way in which they’re framed sells Louis short in my opinion. I can’t sit here and say, “Wow this part was great and I’m just going to ignore all the other bits that kind of stuck out as odd to me.”
They are using the same, and I mean the EXACT same, marketing tactics that they used with One Direction.
They’ve always tried to sell him as this working class Donny lad figure, which I’m pretty sure is why his relationship with Jamie Vardy has been so heavily publicised (aside from the rumours that he’ll play him in the biopic), but they’ve really made it sound like if he hadn’t made it into One Direction that he’d be mining coal somewhere right now…
And as ever, his image is tightly wound around a heterosexual “he’s taken” narrative.
The difference between the use of “girlfriend” and “partner” is significant in that it implies permanence and adding fatherhood to that really shows how aggressively they’re veering away from targeting a young female audience demographic in terms of traditional marketing. They managed to put all that information into this article without any actual words from Louis.
The unfortunate thing about this article, is that the two things Louis actually talked about the least are now becoming the focal point of the narrative.
Like, okay. We get it. He is doing the sex with the women. And all these seemingly random pap shots and snapchat cameos are suddenly coming out of the woodwork and they still can’t get a new quote about it…
What concerns me is that they’ve used their first opportunity to market Louis’ solo career this way. The end of the article is oddly dark and unsettling…
What the hell even was that? Like a pat on the back and a “Good luck kid,” as he chain smokes into the sunset? The vibe was very
And yeah, there have been some aggressive injustices in Louis’ life, no one should have to lose their mother that young and that suddenly, and I thought that part of the article was extremely well handled and verbalised. But, as someone who has appreciated Louis’ talent for years now, this article really didn’t have to make his insecurities the focal point. He didn’t have to diminish his existing collaborations by saying that he couldn’t get “big names” in the studio with him, therefore now isolating himself from pretty much everyone in the music industry. And the fact Simon Cowell got a nod in the article was like, “Hi! I’m a red flag!”
Like, Jesus Christ, he was put in a boy band, not sent to war. And if you’re telling me that Simon Cowell can’t pick up the phone and get big name writers into a room with Louis Tomlinson then I don’t know what to say. What bothers me the most is that this entire article sounds like a regurgitated speech from Simon Cowell that he probably used to manipulate Louis over the past five years. Despite his HUGE fan base, which has made him the most engaged with celebrity on Instagram, someone is still telling Louis he isn’t a frontman, when he has a global audience telling him the exact opposite. This article makes it sound like Syco is taking some kind of chance on one of the most successful musicians of the last decade. Louis wrote more of One Direction’s songs than any other member and there’s absolutely no reason to make his debut album sound more dramatic than Dunkirk. Like, “In a world where no one believed in him…Louis Tomlinson had to learn to believe in himself…COMING SUMMER 2017!”
Ugh. It just…
Anyway, I’m crying in a cool way over how gorgeous Louis looks here as a dramatic cat lady.
And now it’s time to sashay away. Thanks for listening!
Summary: Harry has a long-term crush on his bandmate and best friend Louis, who is straight, at least as far as he knows. He also starts falling in love with this guy he met on tumblr. Who also has a crush on his own best mate. Things are about to get complicated.
Or, the one where Harry falls in love twice, Louis is just incredibly sweet and supportive, and Al from tumblr is super nice but also really secretive about his identity - not that Harry can blame him, considering his own blog is run under false pretences, too.
Summary: And suddenly, Niall was angry. He was really, really angry. Because Harry should look like that all the time—so happy and peaceful and free. Louis had a relaxed, lazy smile on his face to match Harry’s, and Niall couldn’t even remember the last time he’d seen Louis look so content. And it wasn’t fair, it wasn’t right.
Because if there were ever two people who deserved a happily ever after, it was Harry and Louis.
Summary:Every few seconds there’s a blinding camera flash, and it’s overwhelming even for Harry so he can’t imagine how Louis feels. All he can do is hold his hand, tight, like they’ve never been allowed to in public before, and let all these middle-aged men with their zoom lenses get a good long look.
Summary: The chaos Zayn left in his wake wouldn’t feel so disastrous if Harry had Louis. But everything between them crashed and burned a long time ago. All Harry is left with is a hopeless longing and a fear that the band’s current disarray will set in for good.
…And then he finds himself stuck on a sixteen hour plane trip with Louis Tomlinson.
This could either be the most awkward flight of Harry’s life, or the beginning of an atonement he’s been dreaming of since 2013.
Canon Compliant AU in which Harry and Louis broke under the strain of it all and now, years on, there’s a chance to put all the pieces back together. Set in early April 2015 all the way through to October. Written in Harry and Louis’ perspectives, alternating every chapter.
Summary: The atmosphere is just…insane. Louis feels like he’s hardly taken a breath since the first note in Clouds, and that feels like hours and hours ago already. Energy ripples over the crowd and it’s a tangible thing - something you can see, feel. They’ve been feeding off it all night. Louis can see it in Liam’s feet, dancing fast and free without a care, and Niall’s huge, toothy grin, which hasn’t left his face since he stepped out with his guitar, and in Harry’s very presence on the stage - always enormous, but he’s truly a force tonight, whipping the fans into a frenzy at every turn.
Louis has been watching the three of them all night. He’s seen how in love with this they all are in these final moments, how carefree and overloaded with joy they’re feeling, and Louis’ heart feels swollen.
Summary: “Boybander Harry Styles spotted leaving West Hollywood joined hand in hand with new beau, Xander Ritz”
His heart drops in his chest as he scrolls down, ignoring the short irrelevant article and looking desperately for a picture. Sure enough, there’s pap shots of Harry and Xander, walking hand in hand, looking drunk and cheerful and together.
And that’s—that’s really not what Louis was expecting at all.
Here is a quick Gif of the one that sent me over. This is not my Gif. I am always cautious of Gifs bc sometimes they can be taken out of context. For that reason I always try to find the original video. Watching the full video is much more compelling. I had to actually watch it multiple times so that I could watch each person separately. I will warn you it actually is very sad and got me super fired up. But it also was like a lightbulb for me. Like, oh. Ohhhhhh. OMG, nooo he’s so sad and I hate it. He’s like a sparkly sunshiny ray of happiness usually so seeing him like this was really horrible. The worst.
:01 Zayn seems to ask Harry if he is ok, or checks in with him
:03 Harry’s hands cover his eyes. He looks upset. I would say he is crying (and I do believe he is) but will fully admit to not knowing for sure. What I do know for sure is that this motion he makes with his hands over his eyes is a very classic indication of someone being upset/angry/frustrated….NOT HAPPY.
:08 Someone hands Harry sunglasses which he puts on straight away. To cover his eyes.
After his eyes are covered, you can see Harry make his way over to greet the fans which actually breaks my heart a little more bc he is still friendly to fans while under stressful conditions. He is just such a good person. I will fight you on this. Don’t fight me. You can obviously tell from the video that this is being filmed by a fan as she’s calling to Harry for his attention. It looks to be the back entrance to the building. Furthermore it looks unexpected for the fans to even be there. Anyone in any situation who was crying or upset would want to immediately cover their eyes to conceal this emotion. If this was the only thing you could see in this short clip, it might not be enough for me. So I went back….multiple times. Let’s move on.
:01 As stated above, Zayn looks to be checking in with Harry to see if he is ok.
:10 Zayn makes a motion with his thumb to the guards?/modest? to suggest “get her the hell outta here”
I think Zayn’s hand motion in this video clip was the deal breaker for me tbh.
After that you can see him hanging back and carefully watching Harry (to see if he’s ok?)
:02: You can see Louis come to the door w/ Eleanor and they are stopped and positioned by (?looks like Marco from management to me but who knows) for a photo-op. If these were paps, they would have simply taken shots. Paps don’t pose you. They were posed.
:10 Immediately after the pictures are taken, Eleanor walks away from Louis with another man (guard? who knows) without even so much as a backwards glance. No goodbye hug or kiss. No hand squeeze or love tap. NOTHING. Neither of them said goodbye in any way to one another. What person in any relationship doesn’t say goodbye???.
Louis isn’t looking at her. He doesn’t watch her leave. He’s stressed and you can plainly see it.
:15 Louis is looking at Harry while running his hand through his hair, yet another indication of stress, upset, frustration. I have noticed over time that Louis fusses w his hair when he’s anxious, stressed, a lot. Bottom line: he’s not happy either.
At the end when the video cuts off you can actually see Louis turning to look at Harry again.
Niall is so interesting. Everyone calls him the captain (and I agree) although if I’m honest it seems to me that Liam and Zayn are equally supportive of H/L. I do notice Niall is also used as a diversion of sorts a lot. This is a perfect example.
:03 You can hear the fan saying “Hi Harry” and the others calling for them. You can see Niall beeline straight for the fans while Harry has his eyes covered with his hands and is facing away from them.
:06 He’s hugging the fans now while Harry gets sunglasses. He’s distracting them from his distress.
Summary: Harry is upset, and in my own opinion crying. It seems obvious to me that he is upset about Eleanor. He can’t look at her or even Louis for that matter and I think you know why. Zayn checking on him and then motioning for their people to get her out of there supports this. Why would Zayn do this otherwise? What is his reason for getting Eleanor out of there asap? Louis is stressed. He has been thrust into a photo-op while his BF is upset. He is worried about him as you can tell he does not even spare a glance at Eleanor as she walks away with another man. Rather he keeps looking at Harry (who is not looking back at him) and running his hand through his hair. He turns away and at the end turns back to look at him again. Whoever surrounds them know Harry is upset as well. They get him glasses immediately and move to get Eleanor away very quickly. Niall is a cheerful happy distraction to the few fans who likely weren’t supposed to be there in the first place.
Eleanor is I’m sure a lovely girl but she is not now nor has she ever been Louis GF. This video was the last straw for me. I am a huge believer in body language and could go on forever on examples of these but that shall have to wait for another post on another day. I saw everything else but still questioned this “relationship” w/ Eleanor. I saw this and that question was answered. It is beyond obvious to me that H/L are involved in a romantic relationship and have been since the beginning. I actually feel bad for those who can’t see it or choose not to as they are missing out on something magical.
I leave you with a quote by Vernon Howard
“Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are”
hii, do you have any angsty fics? looking to make myself cry lol. thanks xx
Here You Go:
Fading by tothemoonmydear [ 32/32 | English | 202,393 ] ***
Louis knows about beauty; the combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses. He creates that combination every day in the garments he designs while studying fashion at uni. The cut of the design, the color of the fabric, the intricacy of the stitching; it all comes together to create something beautiful. When the science student with the long legs and dimpled smile agrees to model for him, Louis decides he’s found beauty personified. Harry just thinks Louis needs someone to show him how beautiful he is.
Empty Skies by green_feelings [ 14/14 | English | 134,048 ] ***
For three years, Harry has been running from his past. Now, he is moving to London and pledges to fulfil his only dream – making it big in the music industry. Not everyone has a place, though, and the competition is tough. As is his past catching up on him. Louis is part of the biggest boy band of the world, and getting there had meant a lot of hard work, as well as sacrificing parts of his heart and soul. He’s still happy. Maybe not as happy as he could be, but who is he to complain? Featuring Perrie as Harry’s adorable flatmate, Niall as his manager, and Liam and Zayn as Louis’ bandmates.
Louis has been dealing with depression for as long as he can remember. he doesn’t expect green eyes and toothy grins and sweet petals in messy curls to save him, but they’re doing a hell of a lot more to help than regular therapy and prescribed pills ever have.
“Boybander Harry Styles spotted leaving West Hollywood joined hand in hand with new beau, Xander Ritz.” His heart drops in his chest as he scrolls down, ignoring the short irrelevant article and looking desperately for a picture. Sure enough, there’s pap shots of Harry and Xander, walking hand in hand, looking drunk and cheerful and together. And that’s—that’s really not what Louis was expecting at all.
Just as Louis and Liam were starting out in the music industry, writing and producing for up and coming artists, a fateful meeting with new pop singer Harry Styles changes everything. Four years later, just as Harry is set to embark on his next world tour, a drunken confession causes a rift between once inseparable friends. As Harry tries to make sense of his feelings for Louis, he begins writing his next album to express them as it may be the only way to break through the walls that Louis has built between them.
Based on this prompt: Someone write an angsty fic where that tweet hits 2nd most retweeted but they aren’t together anymore so it’s like PAIN for the both of them and then Harry calls Louis (drunk or something) like “did you mean it?” And Louis is confused and Harry says “did you really mean I’m always in your heart?” And Harry’s crying Louis is quiet for a couple seconds but it feels like hours and finally he whispers “of course I did, Haz”
These are just a few I found, I hope they’re okay! - Happy Reading! :)
A/N: Guess who’s back, back again. Hiatus life was boring, but I did do some writing and some reading and some TV watching. 😋 Did I improve? Hmm…I don’t know, but I feel much more relaxed. Updates won’t be as frequent, but I am back. 😁 Chapter 8, Part 1 of ‘Beginnings’ is here ❤️ You can read the related mini-series and the previous parts here: (Mini-series: ‘Perfect’ - Masterlist; Mini-series Spin-off: ‘Fated’ - Masterlist)
Chris’ 39th birthday was spent incredibly low-key. There was no big birthday bash, no fancy dinner party. There wasn’t even a simple luncheon with family and friends, just the four of you in your big beautiful home above Laurel Canyon. You’d wanted to plan something for him, something as amazing as he’d been for the past twelve months; your whole pregnancy and Jack’s first four months of his life. But he told you to “save it for the big four-oh,” arguing that it made more sense to go all out then. You obliged because as long as he was happy, you were happy. If you had to be honest, you were glad Chris opted for something low-key. You liked the bubble the four of you’d been in since Jack was born, with no talk of work as Chris was on hiatus and you were still on maternity leave. It was ending on Monday, but you’d throughly enjoyed the last four months with your little family.
It got a little much at times, both you and Chris admitted that. There were a number of sleepless nights and a few moments in the days where Jack would throw a tantrum like any other baby. He’d relentless cry and scream despite both your best efforts to soothe him, driving the three other members of the household insane. It was never long until you started crying too because Jack’s crying stressed you out. Then there was your messed up hormones, and really- you just cried a lot more than you’d like to admit. Chris would then have his work cut out for him because he’d have both you and Jack to soothe. Usually he’d delegate Dodger to you while he worked on Jack because once Jack stopped crying, you would too. Chris kept a good handle on things like you’d always expected him to. He was freaking out on the inside, but he played it cool so you’d remain calm too. It was a sweet notion; one you weren’t meant to find out, but overheard while he was on the phone with his mom. Needless to say, you loved him even more after.
With news about little families. Sebastian and Ava welcomed their son, Alexander Denver Stan into the world on the 21st of May even though he was due on the 4th of June. Thankfully, the delivery went smoothly and he came out a healthy and happy baby. You and Chris met Alex over FaceTime like Sebastian and Ava did with Jack, agreeing they were going to fly over for Jack’s first birthday so you could all finally meet in person. Alex looked a lot like Ava, inheriting her eyes. But his debonair smile was definitely from Sebastian, that boy- even as a newborn- was an incredibly charming one. He was a Gemini like his godfather, which Chris was happy about as he felt left out; his first name initial was the only one left out of Alex’s name. You, Ava, and Sebastian all got a letter, but not Chris. So he was glad Alex was a Gemini, even if he was on the cusp. Sebastian and Ava went a different route to you and Chris, announcing their baby’s birth and name on Sebastian’s Instagram a week after they got home from the hospital.
Their move placed a lot of pressure on you and Chris to do the same. Both your social medias were quickly bombarded with requests from fans for a photo of your child, and of course a name and a gender as that was also still a secret. Neither of you were ready to introduce Jack to the world so you didn’t, logging out of your social medias so you’d stop getting notifications every time you were online. You both agreed you’d introduce Jack to the world after you started work and actually had to leave the house ‘cause if you didn’t steer into the skid, you were going to have a lot of trouble with the paparazzi. You didn’t need to be hounded about your child every time you were out and about, it was enough they hounded you about everything else. One time when you and Chris were leaving a restaurant, a paparazzi yelled out “chicken or beef?” Neither responded because you were both confused. Why did they need that particular piece of information? How was it going to help anyone in any way?
So far, the two of you had managed to avoid the paparazzi and their useless questions well. Your little trips to the park, the grocery store, the farmer’s market, and the houses of close friends- like Robert and Susan Downey- were yet to be captured on camera. “We are nailing stealth mode,” Chris would say every time he checked the Internet for pap shots and found nothing. But as time ticked closer to the end of your maternity leave, you knew it was time to leave the bubble, get off stealth mode, get back on the grid, and resume living life realistically. Realistically, it was time to get the world off your backs and introduce Jack to them. If you weren’t Chris Evans’ wife and the mother of his child, if you were still a fan of his- you’d want an introduction. You’d want a gender, a name, and a photo. This was Chris Evans. Everyone knew how much he wanted to get married and have kids. It was cruel what the two of you were doing with all the secrecy, you knew that. You blamed Chris, he turned you into a person as private as he was.
“What photo are we going to use?” You asked, then gently nudged Chris’ thigh with your foot. You needed him to tear his attention from Jack, who was giggling because he was being lifted above his daddy’s head like Simba was lifted over Rafiki’s on Pride Rock. “Are we thinking like a family photo, or like a single shot of Jack?”
“I’m thinking whatever you think, darling,” he answered unhelpfully then proceeded to blow raspberries into Jack’s belly. You leaned your head on the back of the couch and smiled as you watched Chris play with your son. He was good at being a dad. It made him happy and anyone could see that. You were glad- honored even, to be the one who helped him become a dad. “Oh buddy, you are so adorable.” He laid Jack down on his back on his lap, playing with his feet. “I’m going to eat you. Om nom nom,” he playfully nibbled on Jack’s feet, making your son squeal with absolute delight.
“Okay Curtis Everett, if you’re hungry we’ve got some leftover curry in the pot.” You teased and Chris turned to you, trying not to smile as he shook his head. “Help me pick a picture.” You sat up and crawled over to him on the other end of the couch, holding out your iPad to show him the finalists. “We gotta pick carefully, this is going to trend for- God knows how long.”
“What is this?”
“Would you give up pizza for a sex-filled one-night stand with your fave celeb?” Chris quizzed with a quirked brow. You looked down at the screen and realized you’d accidentally opened the conversation you were having with your friends, Taylor and Salma, on Instagram. “Whoa, excuse you.” He caught your wrist, preventing you from pulling the iPad away. You laughed because he’d read your answer and you knew what was coming. “Pizza all the way? With the thrown up hand emojis? Wow,” he dramatically gasped. “That is very hurtful.”
“I’m married to my fave celeb, I don’t need to give up pizza to have a sex-filled night with him. In fact, I should get pizza to have a sex-filled night with him.” You said and Chris cracked a smile. “Even if we weren’t married, I still wouldn’t give pizza up for a one-night stand with you. I might give it up if it was like- a serious monogamous relationship. Y’know, I’d really ponder it.”
“You’d really ponder it?” Chris snickered when you nodded, smiling. “I agree with Salma.” He looked back down at your screen and recited her response, “you are the strongest, all hail the queen. Your priorities are honorable.” You giggled and kissed his jawline. “For the record, I wouldn’t have to ponder it. I’d give anything up if it meant having you, even for one night.”
“Way to make me look like a total B,” you muttered bitterly then laughed when he laughed, wrapping one arm around you while the other held Jack close to his chest. Jack’s small hands reached for you, making you and Chris exchange; Jack for the iPad. “What are you smiling at, handsome?” You planted his tiny feet on your lap and bounced him, smiling when he smiled. “Are you ready to be famous, Jack Jack? ‘Cause you’re gonna be once Daddy picks a photo.”
“Why does Daddy have to be the one to pick?”
“‘Cause I shortlisted,” you replied. “I always do the shortlisting and you always make the final decisions. That’s us. That’s how we always make a decision when we post about Dodger and that’s how we’ll make a decision now that we’re posting about our son.” Chris’ fingers played with his lower lip as he went over the final four photos. “I doubt we could go wrong, he’s cute in every photo. Our boy is so photogenic, it’s scary.”
“Yeah, he gets it from you.” Chris mumbled under his breath while he examined the photos. You smiled because you heard him, resting your head on his shoulder. “Okay, how about this one?” He pointed at the photo of Jack in a grey onesie, smiling up at the camera. “I believe he was laughing when you took this photo. It was after he screamed us awake and we brought him to our room. He was all smiles once he got into our room.” You kissed Jack’s cheek, smiling at the memory of that moment. “He’s quite the actor, isn’t he?”
“Yeah, he gets it from you,” you responded and Chris smiled. “Okay then, that is our winner.” You passed Jack back to Chris as he passed you the iPad. “What’s our caption going to be?” You asked, glancing at him. He shot you a look that said, “aren’t you the writer?” You shook your head, laughing, “forget I asked.”
“Done and done.” He quickly pecked your cheek then resumed playing with Jack, pointing at the television. ‘The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh’ had been playing in the background, almost on a loop as Jack loved Winnie the Pooh as much as you and Chris had growing up. It was pretty amazing how the age gap between the three of you didn’t change the love you had for Pooh Bear.
“Poor Bear,” you mumbled to yourself. You smiled as a caption came to mind. You opened your Instagram first, setting up your post and saving it to your drafts. You then hopped over to Twitter where Chris’ account was already logged in and created the same post, saving it to his drafts. “Okay, go on your phone and then we’ll post at the exact same time.”
He reached for his phone on the coffee table and opened Twitter. He smiled when he opened his draft box, whispering into your hair when he leaned over to kiss your head, “perfect caption, baby.” You smiled and opened your draft box. “On the count of three?” He quizzed and you nodded, finger at the ready. “One.”
“Three.” He said and you both posted. Within seconds, notifications started flooding in. Congratulations and reactions from friends, family, and fans filled your comment sections; hundreds of retweets and reposts occurred. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Chris read your caption, smiling in agreement. “Everyone, this is Jackson Christopher Evans.” You turned to him and met his lips for a gentle kiss. “I love you,” he whispered upon breaking the kiss.
Hellooo!! Hope you are well! I just wanted to know if you could rec me some canon Larry fics with some angst? Sorry if it's too specific 😂 thank you so so much hope you have a lovely day! xx
Here you go :)
- Hiding Place : Louis never wanted a soulmate, didn’t really care for the whole
Bonding thing at all, really. Enter Harry Styles, who’s wanted to be
Bonded for as long as he could remember. With one fateful meeting in an X
Factor bathroom, Louis gets a dagger on his arm and the realization
that just because Harry is his soulmate doesn’t mean it’s mutual.
From the X Factor house to Madison Square Garden, from the Fountain
Studios stage to stadiums across the world, Louis has to learn to love
without losing himself completely, because someday his best friend will
Bond to someone and replace Louis as the center of his universe.
Meanwhile, Harry begins to think that maybe fate doesn’t actually know
what it’s doing after all, because his other half has clearly been right
in front of him the whole time. All he has to do now is convince Louis
to give them a chance.
Or, the canon compliant Harry and Louis love story from the very
beginning, where the only difference is that the love between them is
literally written on their skin, and there’s only so much they can hide. (365k)
- Bigger Than Life: “Boybander Harry Styles spotted leaving West Hollywood joined hand in hand with new beau, Xander Ritz”His
heart drops in his chest as he scrolls down, ignoring the short
irrelevant article and looking desperately for a picture. Sure enough,
there’s pap shots of Harry and Xander, walking hand in hand, looking
drunk and cheerful and together.And that’s—that’s really not what Louis was expecting at all. (48k)
- Photograph :(…) An epic love story in which Harry is too in love for his own good, Louis
is in denial of his sexuality, and they write songs instead of actually
talking to each other. (not a strictly canon fic though)(105k)
all of our important nothings
: Louis stares down at his phone for an eternity before typing out the message.
does she know that paper plane necklace was a gift from my mum to you our first christmas together???
He immediately regrets sending it. He knows it doesn’t matter.
Knows Taylor’s necklace is a cheap knockoff of the one Harry had always
worn so proudly— knows the way he’d smiled at it, lifting it slowly from
the small box he’d been given it to in, the way Jay had met Louis’ eyes
from across the room and winked, how it had dangled from Harry’s neck
that night as he rode Louis on his childhood bed, the little silver
airplane catching on the lights from cars passing by on the road outside
shining into his room and casting soft reds and yellows over Harry’s
pale skin.[Harry and Louis are in love, Haylor happens, and Louis battles quite a few demons along the way.] (27k)
: Phosphenes n. the stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes.
“I miss you, Lou.” Harry says. “’M right here.” Louis answers. (11k)
the dark and the dentist
:“I know this song,” Louis whispers, and Harry has to lean his ear toward
him to pick up what he’s saying. “It was written for people to dance to
it. We should be dancing.” We can’t, Harry almost spits, but it’d be stupid of him. Louis
knows they can’t. Even if he looks like any regular Parisian in their
twenties, and Harry looks like any hipster Parisian in their twenties,
they can’t anyway. To be fair, they probably wouldn’t do it even if they
were out. But if they were two uni students, both in Paris for an
exchange, meeting over fallen books at the library, or because of mutual
friends, or watching Monet’s Water Lilies? “How would we dance?” Harry murmurs, mouth almost pressed to Louis’
cheek, so close he can feel his warmth. What a picture they must make,
two millionaires freezing in a park and dreaming of a different life. An account of the events of November 2014. Canon-compliant.
Harry murmurs, and Louis hiccups out a sob.“Hi,” he manages, still
clutching onto Harry’s shoulders. Harry’s
fingers drift across Louis’ cheeks, and there’s something off about
Harry’s expression, but Louis can’t figure out what it is.“I’m okay,”
Harry says, and Louis is going to say something to that, even if he
doesn’t know what, except Harry’s kissing him.Louis freezes. (23k)
nonstop earthquake dreams of you
:And there’s heat behind it, blazing, plasmatic, like stars crashing
together, like an explosion in space, like a supernova, like a black
hole–everything else sucked out of existence. There’s no bed and
there’s no pillow and they’re not lying down, just floating somewhere,
somehow, and there’s no room and there’s no X Factor house and there’s
no Niall snuffling or Liam’s deep, even breathing and there’s no wind or
traffic outside and there’s no hum of the heating unit and it’s all
just Louis. All encompassingly Louis. or, harry falls hard and finds louis already at the bottom (37k)
We’re on fire now
: Harry loves Louis. Louis loves Harry. Fantastic, right? It
can’t get much better than falling head-long in love with your best
friend? Sometimes, falling in love is the easy part. When you’re
in the biggest band in the world, and your boss comes from the old
school where ‘fans want to date their idols’ nothing is going to be
straight forward. Through the tough times, Harry and Louis find
that family and friends can do amazing things. Even the worst people can
change when pushed. And that as long as it’s built on sturdy
foundations, love really can conquer all.Featuring: Harry and
Louis in love. Fabulously supportive Gemma. Fierce lioness mum’s. A band
of brothers. And Simon being Simon. Set several months in to the iron
closet, featuring angst, smut and an eventual happy ending. (40k)
There is always the question of what she says and what is inferred bc j@e is her bf after all. It always stings me a little as well to see her happiness get attached to him, but what choice is there? It has to be about him. There is no other option for her and she damn sure can't write all this with no bf and she damn sure doesn't want it attached to ch. (or tom)
Calvin was erased by Tom (she had to pick a gentleman in order to delete that petty childish jerk), Tom’s obvious and ridiculous show had another purpose: make people side eye highly publicized romances. Now there’s Joe, a no one to the GP’s eyes till he had his name on a headline. But he’s exactly what she needed for this album, someone who can be the subject of her songs without making people suspicious when they hear about staying hidden and a love key romance. Kudos to her but it’s mostly for those who buy anything headlines say. Kept in the low? How about those pap shots in Nashville by Splashnews? And she’s been MIA for months but suddenly paps know where her plane is or when she gets out of the penthouse? Give me a break. She’s so happy because she’s in a mature, long term relationship of almost FOUR years, not “one”. So, instead of thanking him why don’t they thank who really inspires Taylor and who’s the real deal? She has to cover everything, and she’s always done it like a pro, but those who have eyes notice the cracks in the fauxmances and how much similar all of them are to what’ve seen it with the girls
Hi I'm a switie new to the whole tumblr thing and trying to form my own opinions rather than just listening to what the het swifties say. I was wondering if you could explain to me how you know if something is a stunt. Because we used to get a lot of pictures of the girls in 2014 right? How can we tell their real and that the ones from tayvin weren't? Like besides the fact that they're tayvin? Why do you think they're staged with CH and then not with K? No hate honestly jus curious? x
Hi anon! Welcome to Tumblr, and thanks for keeping an open mind. It’s always really nice to see 😊
There are honestly SO many factors that can be used to disprove (or at the very least, heavily side-eye) a stunt. To get into Hiddlestunt and Tayv!n in particular, I suggest you check out @kaylor-evidence and follow the sub-headings on both. @taytaysbeard and @larrienation both went to great lengths to expose the fakery. They’ll break it all down for you: the suspicious timing and framing of pap shots, the mutual PR benefit, the blind items and media shade, the “contract” length of these so-called relationships, the awkward body language … all of it. Deep dive, and it’ll all fall into place.
Now on the topic of Kaylor in 2014. While I wouldn’t call the pictures we got “stunts” (because the girls were in a genuine relationship), I do think that many of them were shared with the public deliberately, in order to push an agenda. Originally, it was the “instant best friends” angle. In order to justify Karlie’s sudden presence in Taylor’s life, and make it easier for them to spend time together without hiding, the public had to be presented with a justification other than “this is my new girlfriend”. So the “best friends” narrative was pushed, hard. Taylor and Karlie talked about each other in interviews, were frequently snapped in candids, and were each others plus one at events. (Met Gala, Fund Fair, etc.) Vogue went hardest, arranging a cover story photoshoot for the pair and filming a whole bit about their “best best friend”-ship for the internet.
This was partly to cover Karlie’s sudden and obvious presence in Taylor’s life, and partly, we suspect, as a kind of glass closet. The Kaylor “friendship” was very positively received by both fans and the general public, in a way that Taylor hadn’t experienced in a long time. (The Red era saw her become the focus of vitriol from many sides, and it seems safe to say no-one predicted the mega success and total rehabilitation of her image 1989 would provide in 2014.) It seems likely Taylor and her new publicist, Tree, were planning to build towards an eventual coming out. But then Kissgate happened and seemed to be too much, too soon, for somebody, because it slammed the brakes back on. The result was that from 2015 onward, Kaylor went into virtual hiding. I’ll be really curious to see if any song on the album references this time, as it was actually a return to the kind of stressful subterfuge that had made Taylor feel so hunted in her relationship with Dianna. (See: I Know Places.) It must have been hard to regress from her new-found freedom, and repeat an experience that had left her so wounded before. I think any song about that would have the potential to emotionally wreck me. 💔
To sum up: there was an element of performance in all Taylor’s publicly documented relationships - even Kaylor - but for different reasons. Once you know the bigger picture, you begin to understand what’s fake, what’s real, and why, and the patterns become clearer.
Finally! After 4 years these two confirm their relationship with a walk on the beach. Click on story to see the video. Notice the overcast day. Check out how they’re just meandering around so the paps can get their shots. Planned. But I’m happy for them. They can finally be open and together. Tom Cruise and his insane contract forbidding Katie from being seen with a guy has finally lapsed and these two can be official.
I'll take a photo from a random fan sighting w/ a slightly reluctant Cait (being 'caught' in the action) over a FB groupie pre-notified "heads-up on Kale aisle 4" pic, an awkward 'prom' pic, or an LA pre-planned "papped" shot ANY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAMCAIT GOODNESS AT ITS BEST!!!! GIVE US MORE GUYS, GIVE US MORE!! LOVE IT!!!! 🎉⛵️🎉⛵️🎉⛵️
YES SAME. AND!!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE’VE GOTTEN A FAN PIC OF THEM TOGETHER!!!! I love South Africa. They can shoot there forever for all I care.