so i was tagged by @cherrystreet to do this. thanks mom your lil asian angel loves you 😘
Rules: List the first lines of your last 20 stories. See if there are any patterns. Then tag 10 of your favourite authors!
i already know i sort of have a pattern when it comes to first lines in fic lol because it’s so hard for me to start fics most of the time, and for someone who can only write chronologically, the starting is crucial. so i usually just start them the same way. i think. idk, maybe i’ll surprise myself.
i don’t have 20 fics so some of them are from wips
1. tangled up in you: When Harry was seventeen and new to London, with nothing but his guitar and a dream, he’d scribbled down a list of five-year goals on the back of a dirty napkin.
2. day 3: tossed salad: Harry woke the next day pleasantly sore in places he hardly remembered he could be sore in.
3. to kill the mess we’ve made : The first time Harry sees Louis, Louis throws a shoe at him.
4. blind from this sweet, sweet craving: Harry has always considered Louis his best friend.
5. somethin’ bout you: The thing about casinos, Louis thinks, is that they’re so lavish.
6. that lace shirt: It’s incredible, Harry thinks, how much he’s learned about Louis in the course of five, almost six years.
7. if i had the chance, the things i would do to you: It’s actually not a very good idea.
8. that polka dotted shirt: Louis’ running around and wreaking havoc today.
9. that geometric suit: In Harry’s humble opinion, the club should be renamed.
10. led by your beating heart: Harry met Louis Tomlinson in the toilets in the X-Factor.
11. that ugly ass yellow shirt: It starts with a box of free stuff given to them by their concert organizers in Manila.
12. let me make a thing of cream and stars: Louis doesn’t know how his life came to be like this.
13. you drive me wild (you know you do): Louis Tomlinson likes to believe that he is a simple man with simple pleasures.
and from random wips
14. beach au: Everything begins, like all dumb, cliché, coming-of-age Hollywood films, on a graduation.
15. lazy baby au: Of all the things Louis expects to see outside his door at eleven pm on a Thursday night, a wet Harry Styles with a baby carrier in one hand, and a duffle bag in the other is decidedly not one of that.
16. some fucking shitty thing that was supposed to be a solo harry drabble or something: There’s always a period of time after the concerts where Harry feels like he’s floating–the adrenaline rushing through his veins, his heart pounding in his chest. His hands shake, his fingertips ache from playing the guitar for an extended period of time, but right now he can’t seem to pay any mind to it, too busy basking in his post-concert high.
17. a jamaica au i abandoned: They fly out to Jamaica covertly, keeping their heads down at the airport.
18. i don’t even remember what this was for: If anyone asked, Harry would say that living off-campus with friends was one of the best decisions he’s ever made in his uni life.
19. an angel x demon au i entertained for like 5 seconds: Demons, Louis finds, are underrated.
20. a hogwarts au i entertained for like 10 seconds: There’s something to be said about the feeling Louis gets when the train approaches Hogwarts’ every year, the slight clenching of his stomach as it gets closer and closer.