Niall/Harry, 5.5k, set after the AMAs. Can be considered a continuation of over and over, but also works on its own.
There is a
hotel room in this town, Niall knows. This
town, this town, this town, he thinks. Sings. Knows in an inebriated state
of alcohol and success that the lyrics are applicable and tied in soulful
strings across buildings and streets, glowing within him to guide him home in
this town. This town, this town, this town, that didn’t win awards tonight, but
that has something golden waiting to press itself in warm breaths and a low
tone against him when he gets home. Temporarily home. The skin of another person,
encompassing. He truly would dance, now, with the world watching, though that
might be the alcohol talking.
and he slips out of the after party and into a car. Whispers conspiratorially
to the seatbelt that he hopes that the driver can see the golden flecks of
guiding light even though they’re Niall’s to keep, to see, to feel. The street lamps seem pale in comparison; they don’t love like he does. Don’t have
someone to long for in the late night breeze that scratches itself on brick
walls in its haste to get away.
seatbelt stretches over his chest in response – puts pressure on the middle of
it, where Harry’s hand often rests when they sleep. He pats affection onto his
lifeline until the car comes to a stop in front of the hotel. Mutters hopes of
a future love to it before they part. The driver smiles over his shoulder
before he drives off again, and Niall hunches his shoulders against that breeze
– isn’t as naturally intimidating as a brick wall when his opponent is a type
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