For Reasons Wretched and Divine

By: indiaalphawhiskey
Art by: @dimpled-halo

Rating: Explicit
Fandom: One Direction (Band)
Relationships: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Friends to Enemies, Enemis to Friends to Lovers, Bullying, Homophobic Language, Betrayal, Angst
Chapters: ½
Word Count: 40k / ~80k

The Playlist.

Ten years ago, Harry Styles was just a nerdy kid with one friend and a debilitating crush on the captain of his school’s football team. He thought the stars were smiling down on him the day he and Louis Tomlinson were paired for their end-of-term Literature project. But because Harry’s life is decidedly not a fairytale, the budding friendship quickly leads to the least happy ending of all time.

Now, Harry Styles is a household name. Barely twenty-seven with two Grammy nominations to his name, the singer-songwriter is poised to take the music industry by storm with his highly anticipated third album. So, what happens when the best producer in the business is also the only person Harry’s vowed never to speak to again?

An AU in two parts. Two boys, two stories, and hopefully, two chances at love.

Written for @1dreversebang.

Part 2 coming very, very soon.

Monthly Fic Rec November

Hands Clasped Tight by afirethatcannotdie (44k)

The one where Harry and Louis are high school teachers and their students have been playing matchmaker for over a year. Little do they know, Harry and Louis are already married. 

Howls Like A Beast (You Flower, You Feast) by indiaalphawhiskey (16k)

France, 1754.
Château de Versailles.

“You don’t love me,” Louis had said, utterly blasé as he callously fractured the heart of a Harry that was just barely eighteen.

“I do,” Harry had insisted pleadingly, green eyes already watering.

Louis had rolled his eyes, exasperated and flippant in the way only beautiful, young boys could be when faced with the affections of a baby prince. He had run his finger down Harry’s cheek then, had forced him to look into his eyes as he delivered the final blow.

“You’ll change your mind once you’ve seen more of the world,” Louis had teased, pressing a brutally delicate kiss onto Harry’s lovely, pure cheek. “Once you’ve been properly defiled.” He had whispered filthily, delighted by the gasp he heard, the frantic pink blush that had rested high on Harry’s cheeks, the power he had felt at knowing he could make the Crown Prince squirm.

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene by allwaswell16 (2k)

When Louis takes his son trick-or-treating in a stormtrooper costume, little does he know by the end of the night he will end up gaining a Luke Skywalker, a Chewbacca, and a Rey. He doesn’t mind the additions, and if Rey’s very hot dad wants to come along as well, he doesn’t mind that too much either. 

falling, catching by tsuneni (23k)

The one where Harry likes poems, soft sweaters, old novels, and that one boy in his Romantic Poetry course that keeps falling asleep during lectures.

Funny How The Stars Crossed Right by LiveLaughLoveLarry (18k)

Louis is a photography student, assigned to do a project at Greenfield Stables. Harry is a veterinary student, working part-time at Greenfield to gain experience and make a little money. They both have something to teach the other.

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