Single Dad Louis Fic Rec

Ten of my favourite fics featuring single dad Louis: 

nothing else but us right here by supernope:

Summary: Louis sighs and gives himself a mental pep talk as he smooths his jumper down over his hips. He can do this. He can resist the draw of Harry Styles, because he is a responsible, mature adult, and as much as he wants to tangle his fingers in that mess of hair and map those ridiculous tattoos with his tongue, he does not want to get his daughter’s favorite teacher fired.

Flour and Chocolate by teaandtumblr:

Summary: It was nice, for a bakery he supposed.

Then he approached the display cabinet. 

And the foreboding slammed into him. Because every product had letters next to it. Letters. GF, DF, V, O, VGN. 

What. The. Fuck?

Lifting his eyes to the chalkboard menu spread across the back wall Louis felt physically ill. ‘Gluten-free’, ‘organic’, ‘vegan’, ‘paleo’, ‘dair-…’ Wait, what the fuck was a paleo? He had entered some hipster-trash establishment and it was more than time to get out. 

OR Louis is a single dad and Harry works at the newly opened bakery down the street.

baby we could be enough (i’ll make this feel like home) by oprhan_account:

Summary: “Did you clean the table?” Harry asks Louis once Rose is done speaking, now occupied with trying to see if she can reach over and touch Harry’s hair from where she’s sat. At Louis’ nod, Harry frowns. “You didn’t have to do that. You’re my guests here, I could’ve dealt with it later.”

Louis just smiles easily, though, adjusting Rose on his lap so that she’s facing Harry better. She manages to tug on a loose wave of hair, and she makes a noise of triumph that both Louis and Harry smile at.

“I don’t mind,” Louis murmurs to Harry, even though he’s looking at Rose. “This one here seemed very excited to talk to you.”

And, okay. Harry can’t help but think of how domestic this feels, all of a sudden.

[harry is a photographer who’s trying to find his place. louis is a single father with a smile that feels like home.]

Your Mess Is Mine by amory:

Summary: Louis is the father to the most brilliant little boy in the world who is all Louis really needs, or at least that’s what he tells himself. Harry is a gorgeous boybander fresh off a two year break and a massive scandal that’s left him a little broken and more than ready to move on.

They fall in love.

what’s love without tragedy by hilourry:

Summary: Louis is a widower with three kids. Harry is the babysitter. They fall in love.

A Long Way From The Playground by nightwideopen:

Summary: Louis is a single dad who is having a lonely life crisis and Harry is a doctor that carries around princess band-aids in his pocket.

Scraped knees make grown men bond, apparently.

Only Look Ahead by hostagesfic:

Summary: Louis never intended to fall in love with Harry: not five years into their time together in the band, not when they’re living on opposite continents, and especially not when he’s the new dad to a tiny human with way too much personality for anyone under nine pounds. Yet somehow Harry manages to worm his way into Louis’ life with every bit of weird affinity for Swedish homegoods and expensive baby clothes that you’d expect.

come away with me by suspendrs:

Summary: Louis had such big plans. He wanted so much out of life, and so did Amy. Now Bridget is going to grow up without a mother, and she’s always going to wonder what it would be like if this hadn’t happened. He wonders if she’ll blame him for her mother’s death as she gets older, or if she’ll understand that this is just as painful for Louis as it is for her. Louis doesn’t know how he’s going to raise her on his own, because he’s a fantastic father, yes, but he’s always been the fun parent, and Amy was in charge of the rules. He doesn’t know how to make sure Bridget has everything she needs all the time, doesn’t know how to make her favorite meal or how to do that one braid she loves to have in her hair or how to teach her to be the best person she can be. He doesn’t know how to live without Amy, he doesn’t know what he’s going to do.

Or, Louis has to pick up the pieces of his and his daughter’s life after his wife dies, and Harry is a beautiful stranger that just wants to help.

Outside Is Just A Blur by daggerandtherose:

Summary: Louis’ son might just be a technology genius as he has quite a knack for calling strangers up on Louis’ phone. Repeatedly.

something to come home to by up_and_away:

Summary: When Louis Tomlinson had a son, he had to set aside things like one-night stands and parties for mortgages and PTA meetings. Harry Styles, an adorable, dorky popstar, definitely falls under ‘Things Responsible Adults Should Avoid.’ Then again, Louis has never been that great with responsibility.


A David-Ruffling-His-Hair collection

[ link to Tenth Doctor Before/After Ruffles post ]

Single Father Au (Request)

Another request from @rhondol (sorry if it not exactly what you wanted.)

Person A is a single father who lost his partner, Person B, a couple years ago. The best he gots is Person C, a kid who he’s decided to raise on his own.

-Person A has two jobs to pay for the house, and constantly pulls Person C around work, hiding them around the office so he doesn’t get caught with them.

-Person C is constantly playing pretend, and Person A always plays along, even if their is work to be done around the house.

-Person C is always asking where Person B is. Person A, having just as big as a imagination as Person C, explains that they’re traveling the world, draws pictures everyday, and sends them to Person A. Person A then stays up late to draw pictures for Person C.

-Person A attends all of the hobbies/sports that Person C loves, and has the stand with all the single sports moms, and ends up getting asked out a lot, but keeps the same to stay in the hands of Person B.

-Person A ends up staying late, having an emotional break down from missing Person B. Person C opens the door and stands and watches Person B, but as soon as Person B sees them, he stops crying and carries Person C back to bed, and reads a story to them to help them sleep. In the end, both Person A and C end up falling asleep in the small little bed.

-Person A constantly drops Person C at Person B’s parents house to watch them while he is on vacation for work. Person A is constantly face timing them, making sure everything is fine.

-Person C gets lice, and because Person A never had lice, he calls his parents to help him get rid of them.