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Lucky Seven - Chapter 1 - BetteNoire (WeAreWolves) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Captain America trashes his motorcycle a lot. Tony says he'll fix it, then never gets around to it and just buys him a new one. Steve, the Depression-era kid, can't stand the waste and goes looking for somewhere near him in Brooklyn where he can get his bike fixed. That's how he finds Red Star Bike Repair, and the hot Russian-immigrant bike racer who runs it: all long hair and muscles and tattoos. And for the first time since he woke from the ice, Steve feels a connection to someone; a comfort in the other man's silences and his space, an attraction in his sheer skill at racing. But James Barnes isn't exactly who he seems...
fandom:avengers  character-type:athlete  genre:au  year:2016  length:50k+  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
may 2018 by rainbowslinky
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 
october 2017 by rainbowslinky
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 
september 2017 by rainbowslinky
Oh Glory - alivingfire - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Tomlinson looks Liam over, tilting his head. “Are you a swimmer as well?”

“Yeah,” Liam says, a little cautiously. Harry wonders if it’s Tomlinson’s fame or the unimpressed eyebrow that’s making Liam wary. “Distance, I’m doing the 1500m. Harry here’s a sprinter.”

“Ah,” says Tomlinson, turning his glinting eyes back to Harry. “So you’re not an endurance man.” A beat passes, and his grin grows, wide and filthy. "Shame."

Harry Styles is Team Great Britain's newest swimmer, and has spent his whole life training for this moment, a chance at the gold medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics. All his training, hard work, and dedication to no distractions is tested when he's assigned to the same Rio apartment as Louis Tomlinson, British gymnast and Harry's childhood crush.
fandom:one.direction  fandom:olympics  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:athlete 
august 2016 by rainbowslinky
I think I'm gonna win this time - lookatyourchoices - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Speaking of Harry Styles…” An older woman in the middle of the room stands to ask the question that Louis didn’t even know he was anticipating. “Looks like your old Junior Circuit rivalry might make a reappearance as we progress towards the Grand Prix Final this year. What are your thoughts on going up against the current Olympic gold medalist?”

Louis leans back in his chair, making sure he looks as arrogant as possible. It’ll be fun to ruffle some feathers.

“I say, bring it on.”

OR a Figure Skating AU where Harry is a wunderkind, Louis wears jeggings, and the Grand Prix Final is a perfect place to resolve some tension.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:athlete  subject:injury  notes:cute 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
Soft Hands, Fast Feet, Can't Lose - Chapter 1 - dolce_piccante - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
American Uni AU. Harry Styles is a frat boy football star from the wealthy Styles Family athletic dynasty. A celebrity among football fans, he knows how to play, he knows how to party, and he knows how to fuck (all of which is well known among his legion of admirers).

Louis Tomlinson is a student and an athlete, but his similarities to Harry end there. Intelligent, focused, independent, and completely uninterested in Harry’s charms, Louis is an anomaly in a world ruled by football.

A bet about the pair, who might be more similar than they originally thought, brings them together. Shakespeare, ballet, Disney, football, library chats, running, accidental spooning, Daredevil and Domino’s Pizza all blend into one big friendship Frappucino, but who will win in the end?
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:100k+  author:dolce_piccante  authors:d  fandom:fnl  setting:college  character-type:athlete 
january 2016 by rainbowslinky
Sometimes It Comes With a Shove (When You Fall In Love) - missingheadache - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I can’t believe they’ve assigned me a baby sitter,” Niall huffs, eyeing Harry up and down with something softer than genuine irritation written on his face. “It’s like I’m some sort of criminal.”

“Criminally stubborn, I’ve been told,” Harry says lightly, happy to play along because gentle teasing might be the only thing about his new place in life that he feels even remotely comfortable with.

“Oh, is that what they call determination these days?”

-

Or: A football AU where Niall claims he's not stubborn while Harry pretends he's not a doctor.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  character-type:medical.profession  character-type:athlete 
december 2015 by rainbowslinky
we should get jerseys - mentalistecbm - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
There’s a lot surrounding Harry, and Louis knows, in his heart of hearts, that there always will be. He just doesn’t know if he’ll manage to equate into the ‘always’ of it.

Harry is a hockey player, and Louis is his slightly melodramatic boyfriend.
p:1d:harry/louis  tag:needs.  character-type:athlete  setting:highschool  fandom:one.direction 
july 2015 by rainbowslinky
The Finish Line (Is A Good Place For Us To Start) - Chapter 1 - LoadedGunn - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis Tomlinson, one-time Formula 1 World Champion, is looking forward to the 2013 season. He’s got Zayn in his garage and Liam in his ear, he’s got Cowell Racing backing him despite former indiscretions, he’s got experience and the best race car out there. Not to mention he’s the only racer they have, after Oliver dropped out late last year.

It hasn’t occurred to him that Oliver would have to be replaced by February. That is, until he finds himself at a party celebrating Harry Styles leaving Ferrari for Cowell. Harry hotshot Styles, who broke a record last year and is probably looking to make a big splash. Harry Styles, who is talented and somewhat intimidating. Harry Styles, who left Ferrari for reasons unknown and seems kind of lonely and harmless in person. Lonely, harmless, hot as fuck. Whatever.

The first thing Louis does is take him under his wing. From there it’s nine months of slow-burning romance, the past catching up to them, turning into the human puppy pile that is OT5 and a lot of feelings until, of course, reaching the finish line.
p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:athlete  length:100k+  type:big.bang  genre:au  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
so grab your passport and my hand - infinitelymint - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The one in which Louis plays football and Harry sings a lot, and somehow that means they're meant to be. They'll figure it out soon enough.
p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  character-type:athlete  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
march 2015 by rainbowslinky
Keep the Car Running - Chapter 1 - writeivywrite - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Before Karl got married, he referred a friend to Charlotte, let’s call him Chris. That’s how it works: Harry only goes by referrals. I think we have a friend in common, they’re supposed to say when they call or see him sitting in a bar, nursing an £18 gin and tonic, which is all very le Carré, but that’s part of the game as well. Actually, it isn’t a game at all because the whole thing falls apart if they’re not discrete. [ AU where Harry’s a male escort and Zayn’s a professional footballer written for the prompt 'anything involving switching']
fandom:one.direction  authors:w  site:ao3  p:1d:harry/zayn  rating:nc-17  length:50k+  tw:suicide  character-type:sex.industry  character-type:athlete  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:au  year:2013  quality:*****  !favorites 
april 2014 by rainbowslinky
Forgotten how to stand - beckaandzac (becka) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Niall is a Chelsea midfielder recovering from major knee surgery. With luck, he should be back and better than ever next season, but for the summer he's basically housebound, and in the back of his mind he knows he might never play again. To liven up the monotony, he seeks out the services of Louis, a high-class hooker who's happy to make house calls. And although Niall's been with professionals in the past, he couldn't have expected the feelings he has for Louis, how quickly being with Louis starts to feel like being with a friend. Or more than a friend.
[SO GOOD]
genre:au  fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/niall  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  character-type:sex.industry  character-type:athlete  length:20k-50k  quality:*****  author:becka 
february 2014 by rainbowslinky

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