Embellish Your Heart - letsjustsee - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“You’re sort of a mystery, Harry Styles,” Louis says, and Harry looks surprised before he laughs loudly.
“Am I?”
Louis nods his head a little.
“A very interesting, intriguing mystery.”

Or, a Bootlegger AU where it's 1925 in small town America, and Louis Tomlinson has neve
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  genre:historical  subject:alcohol  year:2017 
10 days ago
threadbare - kiwikero - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry Styles was eight years old when Louis Tomlinson kept him from falling into a machine in a Manchester textile mill.

He was 18 years old when nothing, not even the threat of death, could keep Harry from falling in love with Louis.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  genre:historical  subject:injury  notes:positive.ending  year:2017  length:20k-50k 
10 days ago
Born to Make You Happy - objectlesson - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry makes a quiet vow to himself that he will be the very best girlfriend Louis has ever had, even if he never actually gets to be Louis’s girlfriend.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  kink:service  setting:xfactor 
11 days ago
Grenadine Sunshine - objectlesson - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry’s only sixteen, it shows right now, and Louis wants…he wants so many things. He wants to taste the faint, sugary ghost of lip gloss, he wants to cup Harry’s face between his palms and swipe the shimmery wet shadows from beneath his eyes. He wants to show him everything he knows, even though he doesn’t know anything about this, about kissing boys or flirting with them or doing their makeup or even showing them it’s okay to want to wear makeup in the first place. Still, Louis just wants, wants and wants and wants. It’s what Harry does to him.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:xfactor  type:first-time 
11 days ago
Manifest Destiny - casuallyhl - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry and Louis had fallen into bed together again that night, mouths greedy and hands needy. And now every time Louis stops at Fort Kearney, even if it’s weeks in between, he and Harry spend the night together. The nights are always filled with heat and passion, and it gives Louis something to think on fondly as he rides across the western territories carrying sacks of mail.

They’ve never talked about it, and they’ve never kissed. Louis doesn’t know if he wants either of those things to change, but he knows that his presence in Harry’s life is sporadic at best. Probably best to leave things be.

Or, Louis is a Pony Express rider and Harry runs a station along the trail.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  genre:historical  subject:animals  year:2017  length:10k-20k  subject:injury 
12 days ago
(Take Me Home) Country Roads - Chapter 1 - Awriterwrites - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Sir, I can help you. Just let me — “ He tried moving closer but the eldest child blocked his way. He backed off, putting his hands out in a passive gesture. “I’m a physician. I can help,” he tried again.

The man shook his head vehemently, passing the cup back to his grandchild. “Tol’ ya. Don’t need ya.” All of the fire had gone out of his voice, leaving behind a frail, sick old man with barely any breath to talk.

“I have medicines...I could make you comfortable…” Louis’ voice was still small, but pleading.

“Mountain Mama cares for wha’s ailin’ me. Don’t need no fancy city doctors.”

Louis blinked at the man, still shaking from the coughing spell. Mountain — well, fuck. That backwoods, uneducated scam artist…

“Of course he is,” Louis said curtly.
*****
OR a Northern Exposure AU featuring Louis as the big city doctor, Harry as a natural healer, Niall as a secretive barkeep, Liam and Zayn head over heels for each other but they don't know it and a lot of hurt, comfort and moonshine in between.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:medical.profession  setting:west.virginia  type:big.bang  length:50k+  year:2017 
12 days ago
i never did believe in the ways of magic (though i've a feeling it's time to try) - sxmmertimestyles (binarysunsets) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis can’t shake the feeling that there’s something in the woods, pressing close and watching him with a heavy gaze. It makes him antsy, fills him with jitters. He wants to run, or scream, but he knows to do so would only put him in danger if there’s actually something out there after all. He’s sure he’s just imagining it, but his heart nevertheless pounds in his throat.

When Louis Tomlinson goes on a songwriting retreat to the Laurentian Mountains of Canada, this isn't how he expects his evening to go.



or the au where Louis is a singer who has been cursed to never make music again and Harry is a reclusive witch of the Canadian mountains who's going to help him break the curse.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:witch  length:50k+  year:2017 
12 days ago
Ekman Spirals - Chapter 1 - Lunarrua - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The luxury yacht AU where Zayn's the steward who sees everything, Harry's the guest with mysterious bruises and a sad secret, there's much lustful pining, and Louis probably going to land everyone in jail.



Ekman Spirals: An Ekman Spiral is a theory to explain a type of sub-surface ocean current, where the direction of the current at the surface of the ocean moves in a different direction of the current deep underwater.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/zayn  setting:beach  year:2016 
13 days ago
Love Me True - Chapter 1 - StormDancer - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
It's not easy, loving someone who's part veela. It's even harder being them.



Snapshots in the life of part-veela Zayn and the boy who loves him.
fandom:one.direction  fandom:harry.potter  genre:fusion  p:1d:harry/zayn 
18 days ago
the dead things we carry - Chapter 1 - MediaWhore - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
September ‘49

He hasn’t seen him since that day in France, that horrible muddy day where for one terrifyingly long second, Louis really thought he was going to die. He winces with the phantom pain, the hand not holding his cane going to his stomach automatically, remembering the franticness, the tenderness, of Harry’s hands while Louis was bleeding out.

This is the man who saved Louis’ life.

For one second, Louis fears Harry won’t recognise him, but his eyes widen when he turns to his left and they meet Louis’. He takes a step forward, reaching for him with a shaky hand before stopping himself.

“Louis,’ Harry says with a shudder and Louis doesn’t think his name has ever carried more weight.

This is the only man Louis ever thought about kissing for real.

“Oh,” Mrs. Padley says, clearly taken aback. “You two know each other?”

There are some things people never fully come home from. Until, one day, if they’re lucky, home comes to them.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:wwii  subject:injury  notes:gorgeous  notes:positive.ending  genre:historical  authors:m  length:20k-50k  year:2017 
18 days ago
Black Stars and Endless Seas - Chapter 1 - objectlesson - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Or, A Star Trek Original Series AU where Lt. Styles is a young science officer on his first away mission, and Louis is the headstrong ensign assigned to his security detail, and maybe they would be able to function together professionally in a normal setting, but not when their shuttlecraft crash-lands and they end up marooned together on an improbably and unfairly beautiful planet.
fandom:one.direction  fandom:star.trek  genre:fusion  year:2017  type:big.bang  setting:space  trope:stranded  length:20k-50k  p:1d:harry/louis 
18 days ago
Running in the Shadows - Chapter 1 - rainbowninja167 - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Zayn was right,” Liam says. “Someone is searching for his asset, and they’ve got about a month’s head start on us.”
“And I assume this is where I come in?” Louis asks wryly.
“We don’t have a lot of information – Zayn did a very thorough job protecting him – but we think there are three strong contenders: a photographer, a baker, and a yoga instructor.”
“Seriously? Do we even know this bloke’s real name?”
Liam shoots Louis a small grin and shrugs. “Yeah, actually. The man you’re looking for? His name is Harry Styles.”

Louis is a MI6 agent, and Harry is...difficult to find.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:spy  notes:positive.ending  year:2017  length:20k-50k  type:big.bang 
18 days ago
I'll Come Around - Chapter 1 - vinoharry - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Seven years after their breakup, Harry and Zayn meet again. Too bad they’re both dating other people.
[note: harry doesn't cheat]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/zayn  subject:cheating  year:2016  length:20k-50k 
19 days ago
We'll Rise Up - FallingLikeThis - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“So,” Liam begins with a smile, “you were the associate pastor at your last church?”

“Yes,” Louis can already feel himself scrunching down in his seat, shrinking against even the reminder of the church he was forced from.

“Was that a good experience for you?” Liam steeples his hands in front of him as he leans his elbows on the desk in interest.

“It was for a while but, to be honest, things ended rather badly,” Louis leans forward too, he needs to get this out and he wants to tell Liam everything, have everything on the table.

Leaning forward even more, Liam seems to be looking for the same thing, “What happened?”

Louis can feel the trembles in his hands again, so he sits on them, biting his lip before admitting, “They found out I’m gay.”

In the hallway, there’s a terribly loud thump and then a grunt of pain and Louis twists around to see Harry, sprawled out on the ground just outside the doorway.

Or

Louis is a Pastor with no church and a heart filled with uncertainty. Pastor Payne is more than willing to give Louis a new place to work, but it's Music Director Harry that helps him rebuild his faith.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:religion  subject:coming.out  year:2017  length:10k-20k 
24 days ago
Boiling Blood Will Circulate - whoknows - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The wait isn’t long before something starts rustling in the bushes. Harry takes aim, squeezes the trigger, body moving unconsciously. They’re motions he’s done a thousand times before, and his body knows how to do it without the input of his brain now. It’s what makes him such a good shot.

He misses. The shot misses.

Something howls in the woods, a pretty clear indication that Harry hit it, but there’s no telltale sounds of a big body dropping, no animal charging out at him to take him out before he can finish the job.

Something does turn and run, though. “Fuck,” Harry spits out, scrambling to his feet and slinging the rifle back over his shoulder, giving chase. He’s not going to lose this hunt.

The trail of blood goes on longer than Harry thought it would. He doesn’t know how long he runs for, but his muscles are burning, chest heaving with exertion, until the trail just - goes dead. No more blood, just like that.

“Fuck,” Harry says.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  !favorites  !rec  author:whoknows  length:20k-50k  character-type:fae  notes:positive.ending 
26 days ago
To Give You a Hand to Hold - Chapter 1 - gettingaphdinlarry - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
When he spoke again, Harry’s voice was low. “Ever think of how many birthdays they don’t get?”

Louis avoided Harry’s eyes. “What do you mean?”

“Martinez was what, nineteen? Missed a good sixty of them.” Harry took the last of his cake and passed the plate to Louis. “Figure sixty missed birthdays each. Just on our side. How many is that?”

Louis used the edge of his fork to scrape frosting off the plate. “Never thought about it.”

“What would your shrink say?”

“‘Focus on the positive.’”

Harry ran a hand over his head and scratched the back of his neck. “How’s that working?”

::
Marine Louis Tomlinson is medically discharged when an IED explodes in Afghanistan. Months later, he's reunited Stateside with his Navy medic Harry Styles. The two of them shelter each other even as they refuse to admit they're in the throes of PTSD, until one night nearly destroys them.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:soldier  subject:ptsd  length:20k-50k  notes:melancholy  notes:positive.ending 
26 days ago
Funny How The Stars Crossed Right - LiveLaughLoveLarry - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Liam and Louis round the corner to see a horse trotting around the ring. She (or maybe he) is a beautiful animal, with a dark black coat and white socks. A tall man in riding clothes sits atop the horse, speaking softly. He’s completely focused on the horse, and doesn’t notice their entrance at all. Dark brown curls spill out from beneath his helmet, and his expression is one of total joy.

“Who’s that?” Louis asks, finding himself oddly breathless.

“That’s Chester,” Liam says. “He’s an angel.”

Louis is about to comment that he looks like an angel, but then pauses. “The human or the horse?”

~*~*~
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.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:10k-20k  year:2017  character-type:photographer  subject:animals  character-type:medical.profession 
27 days ago
Hold me closer in the night - becka - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Nick says, "Is Niall gay?" And he sort of expects Harry to just laugh.



But Harry goes quiet. "Did someone tell you that?"



OR

Nick and Niall get closer over the summer of 2017.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:nick/niall  author:becka  !favorites  !rec  notes:ouch 
27 days ago
Among the Humans - Chapter 1 - thecheshirepussycat - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
A gothic, modern day vampire romance between a young human named Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles, ancient vampire and gentleman.

Creatures of the night come with more trouble than they wish to make it seem.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:vampire  length:100k+ 
27 days ago
Resist Everything Except Temptation - Chapter 1 - Lis (domesticharry) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The lethargic sound of heels clicking against wood resonated across the sea. Footsteps descended the staircase, every assured step creating a menacing aura as it grew closer. Perspiration gathered along Louis’ palms as the rhythmic sound halted in front of him.



“Captain,” Malik greeted.

Louis watched out of his peripheral as Malik’s boots shuffled back a few steps. Sweat matted the hair along the nape of Louis’ neck as he waited for something to happen. He felt as if a sharp blade was twisting his gut as the silence became tangible.

There was a metallic slide of a sword being pulled out of its sheath, the sound startling Louis out of his cocoon of sterile shock. His shoulders jumped as the tip of a blade flattened underneath his jaw. Louis’ distorted reflection stared back at him in the polished metal. Engraved rose petals twisted his appearance as they crawled up the length of the sword. The sword lifted and took Louis’ chin with it.

Standing in front of Louis was Captain Styles.

OR

The one where Louis is the commodore's son who is forced to become a part of Harry's crew when he is captured.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:pirate  length:100k+ 
4 weeks ago
(we will be) as if chosen - alivingfire - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
There's not a royal in the world who doesn't carry some sort of secret, and Prince Louis has more than his fair share. To protect himself and his family, Louis withdrew from the public eye and tried to live a quiet life, biding his time until his sister Lottie could take the throne in his stead. Unfortunately for him, the national media and the worst person Louis has ever met team up to bring him kicking and screaming back into the spotlight.

Under the watchful eyes of millions, Louis has to figure out how to keep his carefully constructed house of cards from falling, and the first step to accomplishing that is to keep from falling in love with the irritatingly charming Prince Harry, who just won't stop showing up and trying to whisk Louis out of the constraints of his boring life.

Or: the course of true love never did run smooth, because sometimes people are stubborn and sometimes people are scared and sometimes, just sometimes, love can cause just as many problems as it solves.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  character-type:royalty  length:20k-50k 
4 weeks ago
Ever Fixed - delsicle - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Three years ago, Harry was happily married, successfully heading the largest technology company in the world, and raising his young daughter. After he loses nearly everything in the aftermath of his daughter’s lost battle with a rare brain tumor, it may take three strange and yet very familiar visitors – and a man from the therapy group Harry keeps refusing to go to – to get him back on track.

Based on the film Collateral Beauty
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  year:2017  notes:weird  subject:grief/mourning  subject:depression  trope:magical.realism 
4 weeks ago
Turning Page - purpledaisy - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“What’s your name?”

“Harry.” He draws the word out slowly, hesitantly - like he’s not sure about it. The guy knots his hands behind his back. “Harry Twist.”

“Right,” Niall says, eyes lingering suspiciously on Harry before looking back to Louis. “You wanna buy Harry a drink?”

Louis lets his eyes drip back to Harry, to his wide eyes and the way his shoulders curve down. He really is pretty – Louis will be the first one to admit it and the last one to ever say it out loud. Louis almost smirks and his lips twitch as he tilts his head, “Not particularly, no.”

-

AU: Harry Styles tries to get lost in a place he’s never been. Louis Tomlinson has been perfecting the art of being lost for years. What they don’t expect to find is each other.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:athlete  character-type:actor 
4 weeks ago
Walk That Mile - Chapter 1 - purpledaisy - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry stares at him, the line of his jaw standing out scarily. “I wanted to get the most out of this trip so I planned it carefully.” His voice is low and steady and somehow that’s worse than when he was yelling. “So far, you’ve put your sticky fingers on everything I’ve tried to do.”

“Sticky fingers?” Louis repeats, offended. “Are you saying it’s my fault you got stung by a bee? Had you been alone you would have gotten halfway to the Dotty Diner and ran the car off the road because of an allergic reaction, so don’t go blaming me.”

“Polk-A-Dot Drive In,” Harry spits before getting out of the car. He slams the door shut with a deafening reverb and Louis rolls his eyes.
-
A Route 66 AU where falling in love was never part of the plan.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:road.trip  year:2017  notes:warm.and.fuzzy  !rec  !favorites  length:100k+ 
5 weeks ago
foothold - turnyourankle - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis has crossed the galaxy with a ship full of crystals; they’re the only thing he has to offer in exchange for safe harbor. He thought getting to his destination would be the hardest part, hoping that once he got his family to safety everything would fall back into place; Louis struggles to adapt while his sisters thrive. Louis suspects Emperor Styles may have something to do with it.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:space  year:2017 
5 weeks ago
Such Sweet Sorrow - Anonymous - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Nick's getting married, Harry tries to tell himself he's not bothered.

(Spoiler alert: he's bothered.)
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick 
5 weeks ago
(while you count clouds) - softly (alexenglish) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
When you’re around I don’t know how to hide my feelings. I count in binary, in my head. zero one one zero one one and you count clouds.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/niall  character-type:robot 
5 weeks ago
(My heart is layers of scar.) - softly (alexenglish) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
He knows he shouldn’t. He knows that he really shouldn’t. It’s not a good idea, this isn’t even his phone, but he’s not always sensible, is he?

“Hullo?” he asks, probably too quiet, but it’s fine, there’s a response.

“I think I got it, babes,” Zayn says, voice low and soft, vowels thick and round. The last time Niall heard his voice was a short, perfunctory call congratulating Zayn on his second album. It hasn’t been ages, but Niall feels sick to his stomach over it just the same; nerves as always. “It just came to me, like. I dunno, was sitting here, you know how it is.” Zayn laughs, a sweet little whoosh of air. “Haz?”
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  p:1d:harry/zayn 
5 weeks ago
strawberry swing - fondleeds - One Direction [Archive of Our Own]
louis’ mouth tastes like nectarines and summer and his fingers are sticky and grimy with dirt, mulch and tiny wood chips clung to the static of his shirt, in his hair, and above him the swing is floating lazily back and forth.

today they’re nine and soon they’ll be ten and he’s got paint on his cheeks and harry is humming nonsense under his breath and painting tiny m birds on his palm. today they’re at the park and things are simple in the way that only children know.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:apocalypse  notes:gorgeous  notes:negative.ending  year:2017 
6 weeks ago
Because Harry's Watching - Writcraft - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
It seems like a good idea at the time, but when his past and his possible future collide, Louis can't help but feel as if he's made a terrible decision.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis/nick  notes:ouch  p:1d:louis/nick 
7 weeks ago
92 degrees - deadspy - BBC Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
They don’t look at each other. “It’s a bit desperate, right?” Nick asks.

[Harry performs his cover of Wild Thoughts. Nick has some things he needs to get off his chest.]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  notes:lovely  year:2017 
7 weeks ago
anon asked for nick/harry apocalypse fic ;___; ... -
_;

The world ends when One Direction are on tour. It’s the last couple dates in America, one week until they’re due back home, and now a meteor is hurtling towards Earth and Harry’s never going to see Nick again.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  subject:apocalypse  site:tumblr 
7 weeks ago
lock me up with love - Anonymous - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis had a messed-up knee, ruined career, and labradoodle to take care of. Harry had a normal knee, perfect career, and concern for his recluse neighbor. Harry's baking skills were enough to bring them together.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:depression  character-type:athlete  subject:injury 
8 weeks ago
Sweat dripping down our dirty laundry - becka - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
How does neat and tidy Niall end up writing a sexy song about dirty laundry? Obviously he has sex with the messiest person he knows. It isn't quite as simple as he wants it to be.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/niall  type:pwp  subject:anxiety  subject:panic.attacks  length:05k-10k  author:becka  year:2017  notes:quality.descriptions 
8 weeks ago
out of the woods - countthestars - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Hi,” the boy says, leaning forward and resting his elbows on the counter, body language open in invitation. Niall half expects him to tip his chin up and bare his throat, but instead his smile grows wider, pulling crookedly at his mouth.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  character-type:werewolf 
10 weeks ago
Running On Nothing But Hope - onewasturning - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry looks at the backs of their heads, Niall’s dark hair sticking up in tufts and Jesy’s pulled back and ready for war, and wonders who is of more danger to whom. There are animals there inside all of them. Predators. A wolf that he can feel underneath his skin even now searching for a means to break free.

By the time the trees part open to reveal a clearing, the sun has begun to set and all Harry can think of is the terror he knows he is capable of inflicting.



Or, as a newly bitten werewolf, Harry tries to find something to believe in while he loses everything, especially his sense of control.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/liam  character-type:werewolf 
10 weeks ago
sleeping back to back (you're turning away) - nothanksweregood (eavis) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
He types ‘Nialler’s a wolf not joking’ as the group name and then ‘lads does anyone know why nialls turned into a wolf’

Zayn and Liam’s checkmarks pop up green almost at once. Zayn says ‘haha’ even though he knows Louis is telling the truth, because he’s a wanker.

Liam says ‘lou im in a mtng is this important.’

‘yes it’s sodding important NIALLS A WOLF.’ Louis types back furiously.

Harry’s checkmark finally lights up, followed a second later by ‘Sorry; who’s this?’

Zayn sends an eye-roll emoji, and Louis can’t help but echo it in real life as he responds ‘come off it youre not fooling anyone help me fix this HAROLD.’

‘harry doesnt have a whatsapp,’ Liam chimes in helpfully, just as Harry says, ‘I don’t have whatsapp.’

“Oh, for God’s sake!” Louis explodes. He takes a picture of Niall and sends it. ‘I AM SERIOUS STOP MESSING ABOUT’.

‘that could b any random wolf,’ Zayn says next, and Louis kicks him out of the group chat.
fandom:one.direction  pairing:1D.OT5  character-type:werewolf  character:freddie.tommo 
10 weeks ago
only talk about a bruise - brokendrums - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
With the eclipse fast approaching, the pack is thrown into crisis. New to it all, Harry tries to find his place.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  character-type:werewolf  author:brokendrums 
11 weeks ago
Tightrope - Chapter 1 - Anonymous - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis knows he and Harry are going to be together for the rest of their lives and one day they were going to get married and have three point five children, a dog, and two cats. But life hasn't matched up perfectly yet and that time is not now. So they are both happy to be best friends and casually date other people until life decides they really should get their shit together.

aka Louis gets pregnant from "one last time" sex and he and Harry somehow think they'll be able co-parent without it being weird for anyone (most especially their new boyfriends).
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:pregnancy 
11 weeks ago
If the Surface Begs You Home - Anonymous - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry is a mermaid from the underwater kingdom of Mercadia who is a little too fascinated by life above the surface. He's kicked out of his home after he winds up pregnant, and has to figure out how to make his way in the world.

Louis is the darling of the small neighbouring seaside village who came home after university to take over their local library, and can't seem to stay away from the mysterious pregnant mermaid his friends introduce him to.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:mermaid  subject:pregnancy 
11 weeks ago
all the colors - Chapter 1 - thoseguitarists - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
He says, “Let’s get out of this town,” and Harry opens his mouth to speak, to decline the offer, but he finds that he can’t tell someone with sparkling eyes like Niall no.



(Or, wherein it’s 1975 and Harry talks out of his ass a bit too much one night, Niall takes his words to heart, and a few weeks later they’re packing up, sneaking out, hitting the highway in the heat and enjoying their last summer of being kids, of having no responsibilities before college starts in the fall all in favor of going out with a bang at a Stones concert in Atlanta, but along the way Harry learns that happiness isn’t measured in time but instead the people you spend that time with, and there’s nobody in the world Harry would rather have at his side than his messy best friend whose eyes shine brighter than all the colors in the world.)
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  genre:historical  setting:road.trip  length:100k+  year:2016  tw:homophobia 
july 2017
Go steady with my head down low - Chapter 1 - wearetheluckyones - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry might be resistant, but the universe will never stop trying to put him and Liam together. It’s their fate; their destiny. They share two halves of one soul, and there’s nothing either of them can do to change it.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/liam  subject:pregnancy  subject:children  trope:famous/notfamous  length:50k+  year:2017 
july 2017
start me over - camiii - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Nick’s funny when he’s not being a knob, and has good taste in music and Louis really likes his hands. Not to mention that he’s tall, tall enough to have made Louis spend a minute or two imagining what it would be like to have Nick pin him to a flat surface and snog him senseless. The only thing keeping him from a full grown crush at this point is sheer will and the threat of humiliation.






So, Nick’s a dickhead but unfortunately Louis is kind of into that."
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/nick  setting:beach  genre:au  notes:sweet 
july 2017
Kissing in the Rain - Chapter 1 - Writcraft - BBC Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
It starts at a party with shitty cocktails, a DJ that's definitely not as good as Nick and some 'that only happens in the movies' kissing in the rain.

[so good and painful and gorgeous in a way i can't possibly tag correctly]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  notes:gorgeous  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:quality.dialogue  year:2017  length:50k+  kink:bondage  kink:subspace  kink:d/s  genre:romance  subject:coming.out  !rec  !favorites 
july 2017
what a sweet sound it makes - saysthemagpie - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry checks himself into a hotel room downtown when he feels it coming on. Then he calls Simon, because he can't think of what else to do, because Simon's a grown-up, because Simon's helped him before.

(alpha/omega fic. past & endgame gryles, but features long interludes of harry suffering a lot at the hands of others.)
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  p:1d:harry/simon  tw:non-con  tw:abortion  tw:abuse  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  trope:alpha/omega  notes:dark  notes:positive.ending  authors:s  length:05k-10k  year:2017 
july 2017
Thawed Out - Chapter 1 - auburnnothenna (auburn), eretria - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
He's not the Asset. He's not the Winter Soldier. But neither is he Bucky Barnes. With the help of Steve, Sam and the Avengers, James takes the long, slow road to recovery. Nothing is as easy as either of them thought it would be.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:steve/bucky  year:2015  length:100k+  subject:recovery  subject:ptsd  tw:eating.disorder  genre:hurt/comfort  authors:a  authors:e 
july 2017
a praise chorus - 1000_directions - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I don’t want... I don’t want him growing up thinking that he... has to,” Louis says, struggling to put words to the feeling in his head. “Like, not just because I... was who I was. He doesn’t have to do it like I did it. He can just be himself and love it however he wants to love it. It doesn’t have to mean anything.”






Louis enlists Uncle Nialler's help when Freddie develops a talent for music.
fandom:one.direction  character:freddie.tommo  p:1d:louis/niall 
july 2017
straight for your heart (wolfpack au) - eavis, foundfamilyvevo, nothanksweregood (eavis) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Sometimes a favour to a friend spirals into something you never expect. Add in a codependent pack, some foster kids, a couple accidental pregnancies, and lots of cuddles and kisses, and it's a recipe for a tale fit for a cosy winter evening.
!masterpost  fandom:one.direction  pairing:1D.OT5  character-type:werewolf  tw:eating.disorder  tw:abuse  subject:depression  subject:panic.attacks  genre:angst  genre:hurt/comfort  notes:fantastic 
june 2017
If It All Goes Wrong - sunsetmog - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Nick smiles. "Best people," he says. "Best mates."

Harry moves so that his elbow's touching Nick's. "Best mates," he echoes. "Best wedding."

Or: it's Pixie and George's wedding in Mallorca, and the night's coming to an end.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  setting:wedding  setting:beach  genre:angst  author:sunsetmog 
june 2017
Back To You And Tennessee - Chapter 1 - rippedgloves - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis Tomlinson rises to rock and roll fame at age twenty three and is thrown into a life of luxury and excess, but being on stage isn’t easy for a boy who has always stuck to the side-lines, and Louis struggles to deal with his new fame as he joins the Grand Ole Opry and is sent out on tour with names like Liam Payne and Elvis Presley. His life takes a turn, however, when his childhood role model, Harry Styles, joins them on tour, and the two become closer than two men in the spotlight are allowed to be.

-

OR, the one where Louis is Johnny Cash and Harry is June Carter
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  year:2017  tw:homophobia  subject:alcohol/drugs  notes:positive.ending 
june 2017
take it from me - snubfin - Hamilton - Miranda (Broadway Cast) RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Once when Lin was sixteen and very brave he hung off the side of a jetty at midnight with his feet lengthening into fins, and one of the sea-born cousins lay on the boards with her tail splitting in the breeze, and he said, “what do you think it's like? Wanting someone to keep?” and she'd laughed. “You know what it's like. It's like being hungry. Aren't you hungry?”
“All the time,” he said. “Are you?”
fandom:hamilton  notes:dark  genre:horror  character-type:mermaid  length:20k-50k  tw:violence  tw:torture  tw:abuse  kink:bondage  kink:bdsm 
june 2017
of honey - stylinsoncity - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry wants what most hybrids don’t have. Love, for instance. Companionship. Understanding. And sex so good it hurts.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:hybrid 
june 2017
But Please, Don't Bite - Chapter 1 - shyserious - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Melodic little jingle sounded from a bell hanging over the doorframe and warm indoor air curled heavily around his shivering body for the first time in months. Harry suddenly felt a sting in the corners of his eyes and had to force down a broken sob. Fuck, he was a mess. Such a mess. He had to focus."
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:werewolf  trope:alpha/omega  length:100k+  notes:positive.ending  tw:violence  subject:kidnapping  year:2016 
june 2017
Hell is Other People - tsukinofaerii - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Stiles discovers the hazards of growing up a real boy when, at heart, he's not a real boy at all.

pt2: Stiles always smelled like sulfur. After Derek finds out the truth, he and Stiles get closer than they'd ever planned.
fandom:teen.wolf  character-type:demon 
june 2017
Crossroads - 74days - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve accidentally makes a deal with a demon called Buchanan, who keeps showing up... and then doesn't leave.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:steve/bucky  character-type:angel  character-type:demon  trope:meet.cute 
june 2017
Say Hallelujah, Say Goodnight - Chapter 1 - alivingfire - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis is an angel who is just a little too bad to be good, Harry is a demon who is just a little too good to be bad, and they're both a little too in love to be impartial when angels and demons go to war.

Louis has been alive since life was a mere concept; he watched the summoning of Man into existence, he was there when Eve took the apple. He’s seen seas break the world into separate pieces, he’s watched empires crumble into dust. He’s seen wildfire consume cities, he’s seen the world painted white with snow. He has known the most beautiful humans to walk the planet, he has watched the most powerful mortals gather their riches and influence around them and then die just like the poorest, weakest humans do. He’s met humans whose motives defy explanation, people who use their lives as battering rams, as tools, as weapons, as chess pieces.

None of that stopped Louis in his tracks.

But Harry did.

[this isn't a fic it's a fuckin bestseller novel tbqh]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:demon  character-type:!with.wings  type:big.bang  year:2017  notes:quality.descriptions  notes:amazing  !favorites  !rec  length:100k+  genre:romance  genre:historical 
june 2017
You Come Beating Like Moth's Wings - Chapter 1 - supernope - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry smiles. He's only known Louis for about two hours, knows nothing about him past his first name, but he's nice and sarcastic and helpful and so, so pretty. And Harry's still got a few days left in Barcelona, and he thinks he wouldn't mind spending them with Louis.

Also known as, Harry takes the summer before uni to travel Europe and meets Louis in Barcelona, and they end up traveling together.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:vacation/travel  setting:europe  length:50k+  year:2013  authors:s 
june 2017
The Prison AU - roaroftheninth - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Prison AU. "Louis takes to prison like a fish takes to water, like he was born to while away his days in captivity - and maybe he was, if he decides to believe any of that written-in-the-stars nonsense. Louis is a firm believer that you write your own destiny. He’s just not very good at endings, is all."

[first fic is v good, second is...eh and also unfinished as of now]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:prison  !masterpost  *WIP  character-type:criminal  p:1d:liam/zayn 
june 2017
It Comes and Goes in Waves/It Always Does - Chapter 1 - roaroftheninth - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“He says that he’s grateful for that ending, because he always wanted to imagine it like that and you were always a better storyteller than he was. But that’s not the ending that should be published, because it’s not the truth.”

Summary: It is 1953; Louis makes that nine years since they won the war (eight if you count the Americans, which he never does). His first novel, a best-seller set during wartime, is due for a sequel - but Louis doesn't want to face the ending.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:wwii  subject:character.death  character-type:author 
june 2017
when the wolves come out - countthestars - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Liam laughs, and he doesn't need heightened hearing to know that it sounds forced. Both Jade and Niall are staring at him, mouths gaping. Jade's the first to find her voice, flat and disbelieving. “Harry Styles showed up after practice.”

“To accuse you of lycanthropy?” Niall finishes, eyebrows climbing halfway up his forehead.

(aka: friday night wolves)
fandom:one.direction  type:big.bang  p:1d:harry/liam  length:20k-50k  year:2017 
june 2017
Tug-of-War - Chapter 1 - cherrystreet - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis' husband dies suddenly and he is left with nothing. Well, not really nothing. He has Harry. And a St. Bernard puppy named Link, whom his late husband left behind for him. Louis takes care of Link and Harry takes care of Louis. Everything is okay until suddenly, it isn't.

[far less depressing than the summary makes it sound]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:50k+  notes:fantastic  year:2016  authors:c  genre:romance 
june 2017
cut to the feeling - countthestars - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
It starts with a phone call on Mitch’s day off.

“Guitarist no-showed for a studio session,” his roommate Ryan says. “Told them you could fill in, if you’re up for it."
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/mitch  authors:c  notes:gorgeous  !rec  length:05k-10k  year:2017 
june 2017
7 Up - Chapter 1 - cherrystreet - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Very loosely based on the British TV show "The Up Series" and somewhat inspired by the song “Something I Need” by Onerepublic, we follow the lives of Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson in an interview setting every seven years. They fall apart and come together, their lives and emotions recorded. Harry calls it a time capsule. Louis calls it a pain in the arse.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:50k+  subject:marriage  !rec  notes:gorgeous  notes:amazing  subject:character.death  quality:***** 
june 2017
Here In The Afterglow - fondleeds - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“If you hadn’t noticed, I don’t have many friends,” Louis whispers, the blossom of insecurity in his stomach unfurling and clawing its way into his throat.

Harry is silent for a long time, and then he speaks; a soft, slow uncurl that makes Louis’ stomach shake. “I’ll be your friend.”

-

1970’s AU. In a tiny town in Idaho, Louis’ life is changed forever by the arrival of a curious stranger.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  genre:historical  tw:homophobia  setting:highschool  !rec  length:50k+ 
june 2017
a little drop for me - littlemissmeggie - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Niall was amazed how much had changed in a year, how it didn’t hurt anymore. He’d been drowning in heartache and pain for months and suffocated by the weight of his sorrow.

And then he’d met Harry and been scared and heartbroken again, worried to love and hesitant to be loved. But Harry hadn’t left. He’d showed Niall what unconditional love—romantic unconditional love—felt like, whether out of naive innocence or stubborn determination, Niall wasn’t sure.

or...

If anyone asked Niall how he thought he would meet the love of his life, he wouldn’t have said that he expected to find him lying naked on the beach when he went for a walk at sunrise while on holiday.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  character-type:mermaid  subject:breakups  length:50k+  type:big.bang  year:2017 
june 2017
i could dream all night - fondleeds - One Direction [Archive of Our Own]
As the sun kisses the horizon, one last flash of light before the stars and the moon take over, his phone will brighten in his grasp, Louis’ name appearing on screen, come over or wanna see you or miss your mouth. Harry always lingers on those messages, elbows bruising on the cool metal of the railing by the lookout, watching the water as he thumbs at the side of his phone, lips bitten into his mouth, trying to will away the bubbling in his stomach, the heat that flushes to his neck at the thought of being thought of.

At the thought of Louis thinking of him.

-

AU. Harry spends his summer away from the city.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  notes:quality.descriptions  setting:beach  notes:gorgeous 
june 2017
got the sunshine on my shoulders - Chapter 1 - hattalove - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
five years ago, harry styles left his tiny home town to make it big as a recording artist. he didn't have much regard for what he left behind - a life, a family, and a husband, who woke up one morning to find him gone.

now, harry has everything he could possibly want: he's rich, famous, and adored by everyone he meets, including his boyfriend. but when said boyfriend proposes to him, he's forced to face the uncomfortable facts of his past - and louis, who's spent the last five years returning every set of divorce papers harry sent him.

(or, an au based on the movie sweet home alabama.)
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:breakups  subject:divorce  notes:positive.ending  length:100k+  type:big.bang  year:2017  authors:h 
may 2017
High Spirits - becka - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry and Louis have a pretty good following for their paranormal investigation videos on YouTube. So good, in fact, that they've got a contract to turn their videos into a full-fledged series for BBC Three. They hire on some junior investigators, and they have to adjust to a bigger team, not to mention higher production values, TV promo, and rubbing elbows (and sometimes more than elbows) with proper celebrities.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  p:1d:louis/niall  subject:ghosts  notes:cute  type:big.bang  year:2017 
may 2017
where the lights are beautiful - twoshipsdrifting - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry wasn’t wrong about that, not in a general sense. Lots of omegas did seek out rich alphas and betas, hoping or planning to go into heat at the right time. Plenty of omegas saw this as their duty, especially if their families weren’t well off.
Worse, Louis couldn’t honestly say he’d never thought about it.
If that had been his life, his goal, Louis would feel pretty good about himself now.
As it is…Louis feels like shit.

.:. .:. .:.

Or the accidental bonding a/b/o fic.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  trope:alpha/omega  tw:dub-con 
may 2017
Lullaby for Cain - balefully - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
In the mid 1950s, Niall dreams of being a star like the famous pop icon Louis Tomlinson. When he finds himself in the right place at the right time, he does whatever he can to make it happen. Louis's record label contracts Niall to retrieve their prodigal son from the jaws of debauched luxury and force him to finish his latest album. Of course, Niall takes the job. When he finally arrives in Italy, Niall finds Louis living in sin with the film ingenue Harry Styles in a lush villa by the beach. He can't help falling in love with their lavish lifestyle--and with them, as well. Louis proves mercurial and demanding, however, and pushes Niall into a violent mistake that will haunt him for the rest of his life. As he spirals, Niall is pursued by Zayn Malik, Louis's best friend. He's been suspicious of Niall from the start, and as he and Harry close in on Niall's secret, Niall must defend himself in the only way he's able. Even the love of Bressie, a kind and genuine musician from Niall's hometown, can't save him in the midst of this collapsing house of cards. With international police involved and the body count rising, Niall must face the music alone.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:niall/bressie  p:1d:harry/louis/niall  length:20k-50k  type:big.bang  notes:dark  notes:depressing  subject:murder  notes:negative.ending  author:balefully  genre:historical 
may 2017
Let It Be Lightning - Chapter 1 - alexenglish - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Niall Horan made a choice when he enlisted with the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. Leave his family and try to make a difference. He started out as a Jaeger Tech, elbow-deep in the greasy guts of the machines that were supposed to save the world, but here he is, five years later, fresh out of the Ranger Academy with another choice to make:

Assemble a team of Rangers able to pilot two or more Jaegers at any given moment. Interchangeable partnerships, all Drift Compatible with each other. The implications of pulling off this project are astronomical, but at the end of the day, Niall's just worried about how many people are going to end up inside his head.
fandom:one.direction  pairing:1D.OT5  fandom:pacific.rim  genre:fusion  type:big.bang  year:2017  !favorites  !rec  subject:gender  kink:polyamory  subject:ptsd  subject:injury  notes:fantastic 
may 2017
Emperor's New Clothes - Chapter 1 - sunsetmog - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The fact that Louis’s most precious belonging was a cat with a face like thunder and an uncanny ability to cover every single inch of Louis’s clothing with cat hair was something that Louis chose not to think about too much.

or: Harry’s a pop star and Louis isn’t, and there’s a non-disclosure agreement where there used to be a relationship.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  author:sunsetmog  length:50k+  subject:animals  subject:depression  trope:secret.relationship  trope:famous/notfamous  notes:depressing  !favorites  !rec  notes:therapy 
may 2017
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