reality/canon compliant fic rec
or fics that follow the boys’ lives to some degree or are based off of them
•And Then a Bit (158k)
(aka Harry and Louis fake a relationship for publicity. Eventually it becomes a lot less fake and a lot more real.)
•i hear it all in the center of my heart (you are the love of my life) (4k) !!ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVS!!
Getting married has turned Louis into a properly whipped sap. Harry may or may not want to punch him in the face.
Harry’s antics on stage, flamboyant wardrobe and resulting social media commentary have made Louis think. Probably too much, as usual. Time for action.
Prompt: “Another idea is feminine!Harry with Louis unsure of how to deal with it at first but of course it’s Harry so he adapts and is fiercely protective and wonderful and lovely”
non au; in which Louis files for divorce and Harry doesn’t know how to live alone again.
•Today and Every Day (6k)
Five times Harry proposed, and one time Louis definitively said yes.
“I can see you don’t believe me,” Harry says, pretending to be stern. Louis chuckles a little but doesn’t get out of the bed. “Anyway, I texted Liam and told him you’re with me. He said to stay here as long as you need, and he’ll deal with the show over there until you want to come back, all right?”
Louis doesn’t say anything again so Harry whispers, “Just stay here with me for a while, yeah? I’ll take care of you.”
Louis is quiet. He never picks his head up, but Harry can see the pillow move from where he’s nodding and his fingers tighten around Harry’s. “Yeah,” Louis says. “Yeah, all right.”
The One Direction PR management team decides that Harry needs to get married. Harry doesn’t want to. Louis comes up with the perfect solution to the problem.
There are six Tomlinson children. Which means six beds, six seats in the car, six school bags, six Christmas stockings and six stars on Harry’s right arm.
The Tomlinson’s also include two husbands, a dog and a cat. But the kids outnumber everyone else.
•This Is Where I Sleep (3k)
Harry and Louis go camping while on break and make some memories.
Harry’s friends keep surprising him with terrible Christmas gifts. He’s less surprised that Louis is the reason.
Harry’s finally twenty and there’s a few things he wants.
•I Don’t Want To Need You (231k) *log in
After the car accident that leaves Harry paralyzed from the waist down, the boys of One Direction come together to try and help pick up the pieces. With so much changed, Harry can’t help but question every aspect of his life; including his feelings for his best friend.
Louis thinks Harry’s in LA, but he’s actually the mascot who keeps throwing random shapes.
•Slow It Down (56k)
Harry’s a little bit broken and Louis’ a little bit oblivious. Or, where no one sees Harry’s cracks until he disappears in the middle of the Australian leg of their tour. Because in order to create a new masterpiece, the old one has to be washed away. And nothing does the job better than the sea.
•Who Would’ve Thought (44k)
The idea doesn’t come to Louis until they’ve been at the bungalow for a couple of days. Harry has no idea that he’s going to pop a knot. He’s been living his life with the expectation that he’s going to be a beta, and Louis isn’t going to tell him otherwise.
Louis is an omega, though, and most omegas want to be filled up with a knot, fucked the way their bodies are made to be fucked, and Louis is no different. In ten years he wants to have an alpha waiting for him at home who will hold him down and fuck him exactly the way Louis wants to be fucked without worrying that they’re going to expect him to stay at home, open a joint bank account, raise a litter of babies, cook and clean and, most importantly, be submissive. For that to happen Louis needs an entirely different kind of alpha.
And so the plan is born.
•For a foreseen invocation (32k)
(Or, the one where Harry and Louis haven’t had an easy time co-existing as band mates since their breakup right before the release of Take me home and have no desire to give into the insistent pressure put on their shoulders by the universe to pry open old wounds.)
The year is 2027 and Harry is away, letting Louis alone with the kids for two months
•Untangle Me (103k)
Or the one where Harry and Louis finally get it right.
•Makes Perfect (8k)
“What if you practiced on like, a mannequin?” Louis presses. “Or one of those blow up sex dolls? Or even just like, I don’t know, a pillow or something. Whatever it’d fit around.”
Harry tilts his head thoughtfully, curls catching the light so entrancingly that Louis finds himself reaching up to push his fingers through them. “It’s different, though, innit? When it’s a real person. A pillow won’t snog me.”
“Why should it?” says Louis. “You can’t even take its bra off.”
•like a timebomb ticking (31k)
Louis loses everything. Harry’s still there.
a non-au where harry and louis never got together, but both of them wanted to. they get it right eventually.
•Never Too Late (9k)
After a serious car accident, Harry struggles to come back to himself. And to Louis.
Three and a half years into their relationship, Louis and Harry have never been more in love. But the years of lying and pretending are beginning to catch up to Louis. He can feel the anxiety building in him and tries to deal with it in some unhealthy ways. Harry does everything he can to keep Louis centered, but the constant pressure on both boys is slowly wearing them down.
In flashbacks, Harry and Louis are at the very beginning of their relationship. They deal with everything that goes along with the start of a new relationship, including fumbling first kisses and first sexual experiences. They also, of course, must deal with their rise to fame and hiding their nonconforming love from the world.
Louis and Harry get a week alone in Los Angeles at the end of the American tour, and it’s more than enough to remind them what they’re in this for.
•Feeling Alone (12k)
Harry and Louis are broken up. But it’s Niall’s birthday party, and they don’t want to ruin it for the boy. So the only solution is to pretend they’re still together, right? It all gets very complicated.
Harry Styles falls asleep a sixteen year old boy nervous about his upcoming X-Factor audition that could make or break his career. He wakes up a twenty-six year old man with a husband and two children, and no recollection of the past ten years.