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Snapshots - layersofart (layersofsilence), newsbypostcard - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve picks up the picture to be sure of what he saw, but there's been no mistake. "It doesn't even have a Navy stamp," he says, turning the photo toward her. "What is this?"

"Are you asking me?"

"It looks like a pin-up."

"Yes," Natasha agrees. "It does."

---

Post TWS: Steve is trying to find Bucky. Instead, he finds the sexy Navy "propaganda" Bucky somehow never mentioned he modeled for before the war.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:bucky/steve  setting:post-winter.soldier  type:big.bang  year:2019  length:10k-20k  notes:positive.ending  notes:sweet  subject:art 
june 2019 by rainbowslinky
training motions - Chapter 1 - Nonymos - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
If Alexander Pierce, notorious weapons dealer, can be tricked into selling to SHIELD, his entire business will be exposed and the planet will be just a little safer. Steve's not the best at undercover work, but there was nobody else for the job and he would do anything to close the deal.
Of course, things get complicated when the deal turns into a competition. Things get more complicated when the competition starts hinging on who can hurt Pierce's submissive the most. Steve's not certain James is here on his own free will, and Steve's not certain he can compromise his morals, even to save millions of lives.
fandom:avengers  kink:htp  tw:non-con  p:marvel:bucky/steve  verse:mcu  type:big.bang  kink:object.insertion  kink:humiliation  tw:abuse  kink:d/s  kink:piercings  tw:torture  character-type:slave  character-type:spy  genre:au  notes:dead.dove  author:nonymos  length:10k-20k 
june 2019 by rainbowslinky
Maybe This Time - Chapter 1 - msermesth - Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
Tony’s better now. You can even say he’s superior. But all the money, alcohol, and sex can’t stop the incursions, and when his world is destroyed, he ends up on an earth ten years younger than his own.

One where Steve goes by the name of Nomad.

If there’s one thing Steve’s good at, it’s reminding him of what really matters, and maybe that makes Nomad the person Tony needs if he's going to save the universe.
fandom:avengers  verse:616  type:big.bang  year:2018  length:20k-50k  p:marvel:tony/steve  subject:time.travel  type:fix-it  setting:superior.iron.man  setting:hickmanverse  authors:m  subject:alcohol 
june 2019 by rainbowslinky
Today I Die, Tomorrow I Will - Chapter 1 - araydre, Crematosis, SgtGraves - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
One of Zola's experiments leaves Bucky with the ability to start the day over again each time he dies. At times it's both a blessing and a curse.

[ends a bit abruptly, does a lot of tell rather than show, follows canon with just slight changes of bucky's reliving. fun!]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  c:marvel:bucky.barnes  p:marvel:bucky/steve  pov:bucky.barnes  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  year:2018  trope:groundhog.day 
january 2019 by rainbowslinky
Sleeping With Ghosts - Chapter 1 - cobaltmoony, esaael, rohkeutta - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The first two years after Bucky gets out of the ice are-- surprisingly easy. Serve his country, learn to use his charmed robot hand, make friends, don’t think about the spark of magic in him that’s gone out, see the world, try to live with the grief (try to live with the grief, try to--)

Maybe they’re not that easy, in the end, but he’s settling - until he gets reluctantly pulled out of the Army and has Steve’s shield (Steve’s shield, its magic wary and curious and half-dormant) thrust onto him again, even though he’s already turned it down once before. The world has changed and so has he, but as he tries to immerse himself into a new life, he meets a ghost he could never leave behind.
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  p:marvel:bucky/steve  trope:magical.realism  character-type:!with.powers  trope:cap!bucky  length:20k-50k  type:big.bang  year:2018  notes:gorgeous  !favorites  !rec  authors:r 
january 2019 by rainbowslinky
Long Off Skies - eyres - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky’s daily circuit, without fail, takes him to the small plot of land where Steve is buried. Brooklyn’s ghostly ruins are the perfect setting for the once proud tombstone, now battered and sloping from wind and grit.


Sometime in the future, Earth has been left uninhabitable after a long alien war. The few humans remaining fled to the skies, leaving only Bucky Barnes behind to monitor the dying planet.

Then, a very much alive Steve Rogers crash lands at his front door.

[WORLDBUILDING!][basically bucky is wall-e]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  p:marvel:bucky/steve  setting:post-apoc  subject:apocalypse  subject:kidnapping  year:2018  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k 
december 2018 by rainbowslinky
This Soldier Knows - odetteandodile, WitchyLurker - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky doesn’t fall and Steve doesn’t crash. The Howling Commados take out the remaining Hydra bases…and then they go home, just like all the other allied soldiers. Throughout the war, they discuss what each of them would do if they make it back again. The only person Steve doesn’t ask is Bucky. He’s afraid of the answer.

Steve himself isn’t sure if he knows how to do anything but be a soldier and a weapon anymore, but remembering the promise he made he vows to try to be just a good man again.

He buys a farm in Washington state, and tries to relearn how to be at peace.

(Featuring: Steve as a bearded farmer, two rescued puppies, badass Peggy Carter speaking truth, the Howling Commandos doing the same, an apple orchard, soldier homecoming angst, and two dumb boys waiting way too long to talk it out–but don’t worry, they do.)
!masterpost  notes:soft  p:marvel:bucky/steve  fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  setting:farm  length:20k-50k  year:2018  type:big.bang  character-type:soldier  !rec  !favorites  subject:ptsd 
december 2018 by rainbowslinky
A Better Version of Our Past - Chapter 1 - crackdkettle - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Commandos find Bucky in a Hydra facility just days after Steve crashes. A few months later, Peggy comes to Bucky for help: she’s pregnant with Steve’s child and she wants him to claim the child as his so the SSR won’t experiment on it to try to crack Erskine’s formula. Over the next several years Bucky slowly learns how to navigate the life that was meant for Steve — as a husband, father, and founding member of SHIELD — while never giving up the search for the man he lost and still loves.
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:bucky/steve  p:marvel:steve/peggy  p:marvel:steve/peggy/bucky  genre:au  subject:children  year:2018  length:20k-50k  subject:grief/mourning  type:big.bang 
october 2018 by rainbowslinky
Follow the Skyline Down - raving_liberal - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the wake of an explosion that destroys New York City and leaves an afterimage of the skyline burned into Steve’s retinas, Steve and Natasha walk across the country to find a safe haven, supplies, and—hopefully—allies. Through twisted landscapes and hostile survivors, facing a bleak nuclear winter and wide-scale destruction, Nat and Steve make a promise to each other to survive, to continue. Haunted by memories of the life he was just starting to build with Bucky, Steve finds that promise harder to keep with each passing mile.
fandom:avengers  setting:road.trip  setting:post-apoc  subject:character.death  notes:;_;  p:marvel:steve/natasha  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  year:2018  subject:injury  subject:death/dying 
october 2018 by rainbowslinky
Straight on till Morning - Chapter 1 - Sineala - Marvel (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony Stark resigned his commission in Starfleet five years ago, after a disastrous away mission, and he swore he'd never go back. He just wants to be left alone to build warp engines in peace. But the universe has more in store for him than that, as he discovers when Admiral Fury comes to him with an offer he could never have expected and cannot possibly refuse: first officer and chief engineer aboard the all-new USS Avenger, a starship of Tony's own design. What's more, the Avenger's captain is Steve Rogers, hero of the Earth-Romulan War. Believed dead for over a century, Steve is miraculously alive... and very, very attractive.

But nothing is ever easy for Tony. As he wrestles with his secret desire for his new captain and his not-so-dormant fears, another mission starts to go wrong, and Tony becomes aware that Steve has secrets of his own -- and the truth could change everything.
fandom:avengers  fandom:star.trek  genre:fusion  length:100k+  type:big.bang  year:2016  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:action  subject:ptsd  subject:kidnapping  trope:x.made.them.do.it  p:marvel:tony/steve  verse:616  notes:positive.ending  notes:fantastic 
august 2018 by rainbowslinky
The Grand Plan - Chapter 1 - velleities - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Soldier doesn’t mean to be menacing, even if it's become the impression he naturally gives off. He wants to be a person, first and foremost, but he wants to be the right kind of person too, and that leads him to one irrefutable conclusion: he owes an apology to Captain America– an apology that he has to deliver, if the Soldier wants to be who he aspires. It’s just proving out to be a little harder than he thought...
fandom:avengers  p:marvel:bucky/steve  pov:bucky.barnes  type:big.bang  subject:recovery  year:2017  notes:funny  length:20k-50k 
august 2018 by rainbowslinky
Far Strayed - Chapter 1 - eyres - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“They’re not going to stop coming after me,” Bucky tells Steve, somewhere in the air above Siberia.

“Let them come,” Steve replies, furious still.


After Siberia, instead of seeking refuge in Wakanda, Bucky and Steve go on the run.
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  setting:post-civil.war  p:marvel:bucky/steve  subject:injury  genre:hurt/comfort  setting:road.trip  year:2018  type:big.bang  length:10k-20k 
august 2018 by rainbowslinky
The Immortals - Hopeless--Geek (wuzzy90), hidingfromsomeone - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In 2180, Steve Rogers makes his way back to Brooklyn, New York; Earth.

He's not expecting to run into Bucky when he gets there.

(aka, the almost-canon-compliant one where the serum made Steve and Bucky immortal)

[i love this fic so much]
!favorites  !rec  fandom:avengers  setting:future  character-type:immortal  length:10k-20k  type:big.bang  year:2017  notes:fantastic  notes:melancholy  type:first-time  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
june 2018 by rainbowslinky
The Way to a Man's Heart - Niitza, whatthefoucault - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
It started with shawarma.

-

A story about food, memory, and how Steve Rogers carved out a place for himself in the 21st century.
subject:food  fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  length:20k-50k  year:2018  type:big.bang  notes:delightful  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
june 2018 by rainbowslinky
Full Metal Sasquatch - Chapter 1 - newsbypostcard - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky is walking out of Starbucks when he sees a Captain America signal hanging in the sky.

"Uh," Bucky says, stopping dead on the sidewalk. "Huh."

For one thing, he doesn't have a Captain America signal.

So… that seems like kind of a bad sign.

*

(Bucky!Cap, doing his best.)
fandom:avengers  genre:humor  notes:delightful  subject:long.distance  type:big.bang  year:2018  length:20k-50k  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
june 2018 by rainbowslinky
On The Other Side of a Downward Spiral - torakowalski - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky Barnes is barely functioning, let alone living, but when the Avengers find an abandoned baby girl, Bucky has to learn to look after himself, and keep the baby out of Hydra's hands. All while trying to work out exactly what kind of relationship he and Steve want from each other.
fandom:avengers  subject:children  year:2014  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  notes:sweet  character-type:!with.powers  p:marvel:bucky/steve  trope:kidfic 
may 2018 by rainbowslinky
Don't Let the Tide Come and Take Me - kiwikero - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The aquarium in the lobby has been there as long as Louis can remember, and so has the merman inside. That is, until the day Louis loses his job and decides to set the creature free.

They set off on a road trip to the sea, learning to communicate more and more each day. Their destination is LA, but the closer they get and the more Louis gets to know the merman, the more he dreads having to say goodbye.

Or, the one where Louis decides to set a merman free and ends up finding his own freedom along the way.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:mermaid  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  notes:sweet 
april 2018 by rainbowslinky
In the Carcass of the World - Speranza - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Based on art by Puckboum for the Captain America Reverse Big Bang. The prompt: "Post-apocalyptic AU. The idea I had while drawing was that the end of the world happens some time after WS or CW, Steve and Bucky are looking for Tony so he can make a new arm for Bucky, and Natasha, Clint and Sam are looking for them so they can stop Hydra from taking control of what's left of society. That or quiet slice of life, except in a post-apo world."
fandom:avengers  length:10k-20k  setting:post-apoc  subject:apocalypse  author:speranza  type:big.bang  year:2017  !favorites  !rec  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
april 2018 by rainbowslinky
We're What's Right In This World - Chapter 1 - BriaMaria - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Why did you talk like that in Brighton? If you weren’t planning on ever telling me?” Louis asked. “Is it because you think you’re going to die?”

“It’s war, Lou,” Harry said finally.

The words were a knife slipped between his ribs. Everything hurt and he was bleeding. He shifted up, his palms cradling Harry’s jaw, his lips against his boy’s. Not kissing, just resting there, so Louis could feel him. “Promise you’ll come back to me.”

Harry’s hands smoothed down the sides of Louis’ body. “You know I can’t do that. I’ll never lie to you.”

“Promise me. We’re going to have our cottage. And our dogs. And our breakfast in the garden where nothing grows because of the wind from the sea. Promise me.”

“I won’t.” Stubborn as always, his boy. “I’ll promise you, I’ll love you all my life. I’ll promise you, you’ll never leave my thoughts. I’ll promise you, you’re my forever and my always. But promising you something I can’t cheapens the things I can.”
----
Or the World War II AU where Harry goes off to fight and all Louis wants to do is be the boy who brings him home.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:wwii  type:big.bang 
march 2018 by rainbowslinky
(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 
november 2017 by rainbowslinky
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 
november 2017 by rainbowslinky
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 
november 2017 by rainbowslinky
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 
october 2017 by rainbowslinky
(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 
october 2017 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
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 by rainbowslinky
Atlas At Last - Chapter 1 - louisandthealien - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
He doesn’t know what he had been expecting out of the road trip itself besides burping contests and too much shitty gas station food with Oli and Stan, but in the brief moment before Harry ambles up his driveway, Louis idly wonders if this is about to become some sort of Gay Coming of Age story.

Maine to California in ten days. In which Zayn’s an open-shirt hippie they meet somewhere in Ohio, Liam’s the pastor’s son running away from home, and Niall’s the number they call on the bathroom wall.

It’s 1978. Harry and Louis are just trying to get to San Fran in time for the Queen concert.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:50k+  type:big.bang  year:2017  setting:road.trip  genre:historical 
may 2017 by rainbowslinky
Don't Break My Android Heart - balefully - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
In the not-too-distant future, Bressie is a sculptor on a routine trip to gather materials for his new project. He finds a malfunctioning high-end bot and decides to take it home, but ends up getting much more than he bargained for. Together with his group of friends, Bressie navigates the ins and outs of his mysterious discovery, and finds himself falling for the droid despite everything he thought he knew.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:niall/bressie  type:big.bang  character-type:robot  subject:robots 
june 2016 by rainbowslinky
wings to break your fall - Chapter 1 - karamelised - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I’m glad you like my clothes,” Harry whispers, sliding his arms further along the couch until he’s speaking directly into Louis’ ear. “Would you like me to take them off?”

or

strip club AU. Harry’s work and family are keeping him busy. He really isn’t looking for a relationship, doesn’t want one. He just wants Louis. Problem is, Louis has other plans.

Featuring: spilled drinks, meddling mums, accidental insults, a pivotal plot point masquerading as a private dance, Harry with wings, slow morning sex, a secret relationship, and tea that fixes everything.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:sex.industry  length:100k+  type:big.bang  year:2016 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
no matter where you are (no matter how far) - ceaseandexist - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"You kind of have to be a little bit dumb to decide to climb Everest, I think,” Harry says. “Like at some point you should probably say to yourself, ‘Hey, this is really dangerous and expensive and stuff, and maybe I should just, like, become an architect or something.’”

Louis cocks an eyebrow. “An architect, Haz? Is that your secret dream? You want to build --”

“Shh,” Harry says, holding a finger up to Louis’s lips. “I’m trying to make a point. Just that, like, at some point, we all make a stupid choice to put our lives in danger, but that’s just part of why climbing this mountain is such an accomplishment, right? Because most people aren’t dumb enough to try.”



Or: An Everest AU where Louis sets out to climb the tallest mountain on the world and meets a curly-haired guy named Harry who worms his way into Louis's life. It's not long before reaching the summit becomes the least of Louis's worries.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  year:2016  subject:injury 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
Perfect Sky - twoshipsdrifting - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Sub pairs are a rare thing, not only because of the jealousy that can brew between submissives if a Dom isn't attentive to each.
A sub pair has to be balanced.
Harry and Louis have always been fit each other without trying. With them, it's easy.

But sub pairs can't just go out in the world and live on their own.

Alternatively, Louis always knew that a Dom was going to come into his and Harry’s lives – he only wishes Nick picked him too.

[*non-con tag is for things happening to louis before story starts]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  kink:d/s  subject:ptsd  tw:non-con  type:big.bang  year:2016 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
the parting line - Chapter 1 - from - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry gets up. “There’s nothing to regret, is there? We’re doing a good thing,” he says. “Besides, it’s like, not for forever. It’s not really until death do us part, is it?”

Harry and Niall get married for a year to save twelve-thousand jobs (and maybe a couple of lives).
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  type:big.bang  type:future!fic  genre:au  year:2016  !rec  quality:*****  authors:f  trope:pretend.relationship 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
devil town - Chapter 1 - kingsoftheimpossible - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Mmm,” Louis hums, tipping his head slightly in acknowledgement. “You know what I reckon all the baseball games you’ve seen have in common?”

Harry rocks on his heels, uncertain, drifting. If it were daylight, if he could see Louis’ face, maybe he’d see where this was going. As it is, he hazards a guess, smiling beseechingly even though Louis probably can’t see him very well. “That I didn’t know what was going on?”

“I reckon,” Louis says, taking the cigarette from his mouth and flicking the ashes to the ground, “you only ever paid attention to baseball when it involved paying attention to me.”
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  setting:georgia  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  notes:fantastic  notes:brilliant  notes:gorgeous  type:big.bang  length:50k+  year:2016  genre:romance  genre:angst  rating:pg  authors:s  authors:k  site:ao3 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
All Roads Lead To Here - hapakitsune - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis hasn't seen Nick since he abruptly left his work experience job at Radio 1, but the moment he runs into Nick at a restaurant in London, he finds himself pulled back into Nick's world—the world he once desperately wanted to be a part of.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/nick  type:big.bang  year:2016  length:20k-50k 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
feels like home - outwardbound93 - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry shouldn’t feel so much like a little boy tucked into his sister’s side when he spent most of last night twined around Niall in his bed, competing to see who could get the other off more times. But growing up doesn’t seem to work like that. It’s not a switch that gets flicked, it’s like seeing where you want to go and building yourself a bridge to that place. Sometimes where you end up is nothing like you expected, and sometimes it’s like coming home.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/niall  setting:college  type:big.bang  year:2016  author:outwardbound93  quality:*****  !rec 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
Hear My Beating Heart One Last Time - khaleesiq - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Is this… is it normal?” Liam asks. “To get more than one result?
“Not at all,” she replies, and Liam’s heart pounds a little harder in fear. “They have a word for it, but it’s dangerous and you can’t tell anyone, not even your parents, what you are.”
“What am I?” Liam asks, getting more nervous by the second.
“It’s called Divergent,” she tells him in a hushed voice.
(Or, a Divergent AU that doesn't follow the book series at all and Liam is Divergent and hiding and Zayn is Erudite and trying to save Divergents.)
fandom:one.direction  type:big.bang  year:2016  p:1d:liam/zayn 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
how the heart bends - temerity (forsanethaec) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"What do you mean Louis isn't coming?" Niall says. His heart is pounding.

"You're divorced." Bobby's voice is so soft when he says it that the words hardly register, the way the worst pain kicks in on a delay.

or: a non-au amnesia future fic.
fandom:one.direction  type:big.bang  year:2016  p:1d:louis/niall  subject:divorce  subject:amnesia 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
run away home - Chapter 1 - hattalove - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis stands, in the middle of a clearing with his hands in his pockets, and stares. This boy—God, this gorgeous, gorgeous boy. He seems so clumsy, confused at the best of times, but there’s a wisdom about him as he speaks, a maturity that belies his age.

Louis is hopelessly, wildly attracted to him.

or, louis is a successful jockey down on his luck, struggling to get his life back on track after an injury. harry has a horse, a house fit for a prince, and a broken heart.

it takes them a while to figure out that they need each other.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:animals  !favorites  !rec  quality:*****  notes:amazing  notes:heartsforeyes  authors:h  type:big.bang  year:2016  site:ao3  genre:romance  subject:injury  length:100k+  rating:nc-17 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
like deja vu - Chapter 1 - justawordshaker (thegloryofspring) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Niall knows if he turns, Zayn won’t be there. He doesn’t expect Zayn to be there, but heshould be. He should be next to Niall, looking out at Dubai and smiling and bright and happy and with so much awe that he can’t hide any of it. He should be here next to Niall. They should be sharing this moment.

Zayn isn’t here. Zayn is gone. He’s not letting Niall into anything anymore.

Niall’s afraid the space next to him will never stop feeling empty.

a canon compliant magical realism au that follows niall and the boys while they try to navigate a post-zayn world.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:louis/niall  pairing:1D.OT4  setting:post-zayn  genre:angst  notes:ouch  subject:anxiety  character-type:!with.powers  type:big.bang  year:2016  length:100k+  notes:;_;  setting:tour  authors:j 
april 2016 by rainbowslinky
a building storm - Chapter 1 - outofcases - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"The news reports, months ago, had said that this winter would be a mild one. It seems like no one really accounted for this much snow."

The story of a boy who can control the weather, and how his entire world crashes down around him.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  !rec  quality:*****  type:big.bang  character-type:!with.powers  setting:winter  length:100k+  year:2016  genre:action  genre:angst  notes:depressing  notes:positive.ending  tw:violence  authors:o 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
No Power in the 'verse(s) - nature_aly - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
During the American leg of the OTRA tour, Liam and Louis go on a recce where they explore a science & technology convention in the middle of the night. But this adventure has lasting consequences as they accidentally break an unknown device which sends them travelling through parallel dimensions. As Liam and Louis adjust to living each day as their various alternate universe selves, experiencing all sorts of different things that could have been, at least they have each other.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:liam/louis  type:big.bang  genre:au  trope:parallel  universe  year:2016 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
These Hands Not Fit For Holding - MiniMangaFan - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
You should be grateful,” Harry tells him, leaning in so he’s almost whispering in Louis’ ear. Louis stands as still as a statue, trying not to react when Harry’s low voice caresses his cheek. “I’m offering you something better: a chance to join my crew. I’ll pay you to work as a carpenter on my ship.”

“I’m not a fucking pirate,” Louis says, anger flaring. He steals little trinkets occasionally, if he thinks they’ll make his sisters happy. He’s not a proper thief, or a murderer, though, and certainly not on the level of Captain Styles and his crew.

Or, Harry is the captain of a pirate ship, and Louis is an accidental stowaway.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:pirate  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  year:2016  notes:amusing  genre:action  genre:fantasy 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
The Impression of Glass - balefully - One Direction (Band), The Voice (Ireland) RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Niall heads into One Direction's nebulous break with ideas of world travel and invites Bressie along. Bressie is reticent, as he's swamped with work and triathlon training, but eventually he capitulates, ending up in Thailand with Niall and some of his mates, but not his girlfriend Roz. Tensions and feelings rise between Niall and Bressie during their eventful and ultimately disturbing stay.

When Niall sets his sights on establishing a home base in Ireland, Bressie offers him a place to stay and helps him look for a house. As things between them intesify, Bressie tries for distance, but their paths cross everywhere and neither of them has the self-control to keep from acting on their desires. Bressie must navigate the situation with Roz and his tumultuous relationship with Niall, struggling to do the right thing.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:niall/bressie  type:big.bang  author:balefully  year:2016 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
I Want To Be Your Canary - patdkitten - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry, a thief who happens to be extremely good at his job, is hired to sneak into a masquerade ball to kidnap someone known as "the princess". He has no idea what the princess looks like, or who hired him, but he finds help from an unlikely source: a young woman offers to help him if he'll kidnap her in exchange for her help.

The only problem? The young woman in question isn't a woman at all: Louis happens to be a very rare male omega who wants to escape from a horrible fate.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  trope:alpha/omega  type:big.bang 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
werewolves of london - Chapter 1 - Gorgeous Nerd (gorgeousnerd) - One Direction (Band), BBC Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
There once was a boy born to a wolf. There once was a wolf born to a woman.

Harry lives in a world of middle ground: neither fully human nor fully wolf, used to and uncomfortable with his fame, possibly neither man nor woman (maybe both, maybe a third option). He hits it off with Nick immediately when they meet, and Nick seems to have everything Harry didn't know Harry could want: the ability to shift, a balance of fame and personal life, and comfort with an identity that his family doesn't have or understand. Harry falls for Nick, but how can they forge a life together if Harry doesn't entirely know who he is?

This is the story of when boy and wolf meet, the people who raise them, and about the journey to understand yourself and what you really want.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  type:big.bang  year:2016  character-type:werewolf  authors:g  quality:*****  notes:unique  subject:sexuality  subject:gender 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
In Any Universe - Chelsea Frew (chelseafrew) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry and Louis are happy. Yes, they are closeted, but they love each other and love their jobs as members of One Direction. Their happiness is shattered when they are in a car accident and Louis wakes up having forgotten the last five years of his life. He doesn't remember being on The X-Factor, being a part of One Direction or, most devastating, Harry. Estranged from the love of his life when Louis retreats to what he does remember, Harry discovers that he's pregnant. What will he do if Louis doesn't recover his memory, and he's faced with being a single parent? What will he do without Louis?

[spoiler note: louis's memory does not return]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:pregnancy  subject:amnesia  type:big.bang  length:50k+  authors:c  notes:depressing  notes:positive.ending  genre:angst  year:2016 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
if my heart was a compass, you'd be north - cheekiestcheeky, heartsoftlouis - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
All Louis really cares about is his skateboard, tattoos, football, and his family. He has a job that he (mostly) loves and a (small) handful of good friends, and at 24 he is pretty content with his life... until he nearly crashes into a boy with wild curls and cratered dimples, he begins to think maybe he's been missing something he never knew was missing. That missing piece is apparently big enough for two.

[Or the one where punk Louis likes to think he’s not clumsy, but he suspects he’ll have to accept it when he falls face first into a relationship with a head full of curls and his tiny human.]
type:big.bang  fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:children  notes:cute 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Coax the Cold - Chapter 1 - MediaWhore - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
England, 1897.

English Professor Louis Tomlinson’s passion for the occult has been a source of mockery and derision for most of his life. When he hears whispers of a travelling freak show newly established in London claiming the existence of a monstrous sea hybrid, half-man, half-fish, Louis sees it as his ticket to credibility amongst his peers. The summer he spends undercover working on the show, however, gives him much more than that.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  authors:m  length:50k+  type:big.bang  notes:bittersweet  notes:beautiful  character-type:mermaid  !rec  quality:*****  genre:historical  year:2016  site:ao3 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Behavioural Ecology - Chapter 1 - turtlekz - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis Tomlinson is a primatologist working with the Jane Goodall Institute for primate conservation; and Harry Styles is the photojournalist sent from National Geographic to write a piece promoting awareness about the endangered species. They meet, and love is never, ever simple, as we know.

Featuring Eli the chimpanzee, bickering humans, storytelling, and five men who come to gain an understanding of what it means to be human; all stationed in the Republic of the Congo.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  length:50k+  authors:t  subject:animals  type:big.bang 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Rock Paper Scissors - mistresscurvy - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
He broke away for a moment, sitting back a bit on Liam's thighs while he caught his breath, and he stared down at Liam. And wasn't that a nice sensation. "Look who's tall now," he said triumphantly, bouncing a bit and admiring the view from his elevated vantage point.

"You are," Liam said agreeably, not even fighting it, and where was the fun in that? But then Liam slid his hand through Louis's hair until he was cupping the back of his head and tugging him down for another kiss, and Louis decided not to argue further.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:liam/louis  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  kink:d/s  kink:bondage  kink:bdsm  kink:humiliation 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
It's More (Than What I Thought) - Chapter 1 - badjujuboo (miztrezboo) - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis loves his best mate Liam and Liam’s in love with his boyfriend Harry. Maybe Harry’s a little in love with Louis, and maybe it’s a problem when Louis realises he loves them both. Then again, maybe it’s not, when they realise they love him, too.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/liam  p:1d:harry/louis/liam  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Night Changes - Chapter 1 - colourexplosion - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry slips and nearly knocks his head on the tile wall. The bottles of shampoo and bodywash that line the shower tumble down as he catches himself, one of them managing to land right on the top of his foot. Fuck, that hurt.

Fuck, he loves Louis.

Wait, of course he loves Louis. What’s not to love? He’s kind and he’s funny and he’s patient with Harry always and he’s always been there when Harry needed him. Well, not tonight, but Harry hadn’t specifically said to him that he needed him and whatever — okay. Of course he loves Louis. That doesn’t mean he’s in love with Louis.

But I am in love with Louis, he thinks, and curses as his shampoo runs into his eyes.



Or, Louis and Harry are soulmates. (With a twist.)
fandom:one.direction  type:big.bang  year:2016  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:werewolf  trope:soulmates 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
that's ever been mine - Chapter 1 - mozartspiano - One Direction (Band), BBC Radio 1 RPF, Taylor Swift (Musician) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry's hands are shaking. There are two plates broken at his feet and their edges poke into the dark hardwood. The glass of water he'd been enjoying a minute ago is dripping down the cabinet behind his head.

Taylor always was dramatic.
type:big.bang  year:2016  subject:pregnancy  p:1d:harry/nick  p:1d:harry/taylor  authors:m  length:50k+  !rec  !favorites  notes:positive.ending  genre:angst  fandom:one.direction 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
ain't going down without a fight - dramaturgicallycorrect - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“We should do it here,” Harry says, and even though he’s looking at Liam, he doesn’t appear to be speaking to him.

“No fucking way,” Niall argues. “If it’s his first time, he should shift in the Vault.”

Harry looks up at the sky and Liam follows his gaze. He seems to be looking up at the moon, full and getting brighter as the world gets darker. Once Liam gets an eye on it, he feels pulled to it, like he won’t ever be able to bring himself to look away again.

“Not enough time,” Harry decides.

Liam didn’t know you could tell time by the moon, but he figures you learn something every day.


[Or urban werewolves Lirry.]
fandom:one.direction  character-type:werewolf  authors:d  type:big.bang  year:2016  notes:amazing  !favorites  !rec  length:20k-50k  rating:pg-13  p:1d:harry/liam  site:ao3  quality:***** 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Rolling Up On An Ocean - vinoharry - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I wanted to talk to you.”
Harry seems completely nonplused as he turns his back and walks to the kitchen. He used to be well versed in reading Liam’s body; the tremor in his hands, the hesitation in his speech. “Okay.”
“We should separate,” Liam starts.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/liam  type:big.bang  subject:divorce  length:50k+  authors:v  genre:angst  year:2016  site:ao3  quality:***** 
march 2016 by rainbowslinky
Paint The Sky With Stars - Chapter 1 - kiwikero - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
On 10 April 1912, Harry Styles boards the finest ship the world has ever seen. Still grieving the death of their mother, he and his sister are being sent to America to live with a callous uncle who cares more about his business connections than family. Harry prepares himself for a long, disappointing voyage alone in his stateroom.

Louis Tomlinson has borrowed and saved, and finally has enough to purchase a Third Class ticket to America. With all of his belongings in a single ruck sack, he boards the Titanic filled with hope for a brighter future. Never one to sit still, he can’t resist exploring the massive ship, and soon goes sneaking into First Class in a stolen steward’s uniform.

By a twist of fate, Louis finds himself in Harry’s stateroom, entranced by the most attractive man he’s ever laid eyes on. He keeps returning day after day, even if he doesn’t understand what it is about Harry that continues pulling him in. That’s all right; Louis has a week to figure it out, and Harry is plenty willing to help.

Except they don’t have a week. They have four days. Because on 15 April, their entire world will be turned upside down.

Or, the historically accurate Titanic AU with a happy ending.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  quality:*****  length:50k+  type:big.bang  notes:gorgeous  notes:positive.ending  genre:au  genre:historical  authors:k  site:ao3  year:2016  rating:nc-17  !favorites  !rec 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
we both knew the cost - Chapter 1 - irishmizzy, miss_bennie - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis expected certain things from the hiatus: songwriting sessions with Liam, long meetings for his new label, and lots of time in LA with Freddie. He never thought “getting together with Harry” would be on that list. Or that it would be followed quickly by “breaking up with Harry.”

It’s been nearly a year since they spoke, but when Niall’s save-the-date comes, Louis knows it’s only a matter of time before he and Harry have to talk about everything that’s happened between them. It doesn’t help that One Direction’s hiatus has an end-date and that, too, is rapidly approaching. The last thing he wants to do is spend an entire week trapped in an Irish castle where he’ll be forced to deal with everything, but Niall and Liam aren’t giving him any choice in the matter.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  setting:post-zayn  setting:hiatus  length:50k+  quality:*****  year:2016  !favorites  !rec  authors:i  authors:m  site:ao3  rating:nc-17  setting:wedding  subject:breakups  notes:fantastic  notes:quality.dialogue 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
Destination Home - failurebydesign - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Liam has never felt sexy, so it's quite a shock when he's nominated as Attitude Magazine's "Sexiest Man of the Year." It's something that causes a "cosmic shift" of some sorts in Liam's life, leaving him mixed up and full of questions. What if what he's wanted was staring him in the face all along? In story of self discovery, Liam must overcome several obstacles to find who he truly is.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:liam/louis  type:big.bang  setting:post-zayn 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
(don't forget) where you belong - rippedgloves - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
It takes less than two seconds before Harry all but throws himself at Louis, who still has an IV hooked to his arm and looks more fragile than a newborn. He doesn’t realize he’s crying until Louis’ left arm circles around him to pat him in the back.

“Fuck, love, you scared me so much,” he murmurs against Louis’ neck, “I missed you.”

“Um, hi—Harry, was it?”

Harry can’t help but laugh, tears wetting his cheeks as he pulls back a little to look at Louis’ face, expecting a teasing smile. Instead, he is met with Louis’ confused gaze. His heart drops in his chest as he realizes that Louis isn’t messing with him.

“It seems,” Niall says, “that Lou is having a bit of trouble remembering certain things about his life.”

“Certain things,” Harry repeats, his tone flat, as he removes himself from Louis’ side.

Louis is eyeing him curiously, his eyes wide and confused, and he looks a little worried, like he wasn’t expecting Harry to react like this—like he wasn’t expecting Harry at all.

*

or, the one where Louis wakes up from a coma and doesn't remember Harry.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:amnesia  subject:ptsd  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  year:2016 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
Only Look Ahead - hostagesfic - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis never intended to fall in love with Harry: not five years into their time together in the band, not when they’re living on opposite continents, and especially not when he’s the new dad to a tiny human with way too much personality for anyone under nine pounds. Yet somehow Harry manages to worm his way into Louis’ life with every bit of weird affinity for Swedish homegoods and expensive baby clothes that you’d expect.
author:hostagesfic  notes:!!!  fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  subject:children  type:future!fic  !favorites  !rec  type:big.bang  length:50k+  year:2016  rating:nc-17  quality:*****  site:ao3 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
your albatross, let it go - darlingjustdont - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
They’re all here for a reason, Liam’s not stupid. They all have reasons to be in a safe house in the middle of Budapest, and here’s proof. They might need to talk about it soon. Not now, though, when one of them looks to be shaking apart at the seams.





They've all been so hurt, and they're trying to piece themselves back together.

[ambiguous ending for one character]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:liam/zayn  character-type:spy  notes:negative.ending  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  notes:melancholy  rating:pg-13  authors:d  year:2016  site:ao3  subject:ptsd 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
And we're starting at the end - MissLii - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis is still going over the numbers for the meeting he’s supposed to be at, in like five minutes. Maybe. Louis isn’t really certain that’s right. He’s got Niall, the world’s best assistant he’s sure, good at both dealing with people over the phone, and doing clever coloured spreadsheets that make Louis able to handle his side of the business as CEO for his own record company.

He just needs to drag himself out of bed in time and actually look at the bright green and orange spreadsheets.

Someone’s in the way and instead of him pushing the door open with one shoulder, all his stuff, including the still hot tea, slip out of his hands. Just in the last minute, he finds his balance and manages to avoid sprawling out of the floor.

Unlike the bloke who’s stock still, staring up at him unblinkingly from the floor



Or: Liam’s already in a relationship when Louis meets him. It’s not a happy one.
p:1d:liam/louis  fandom:one.direction  type:big.bang  tw:abuse 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
No Such Thing As Second Choices - slashter - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry is the calming rain, the peaceful serenity, the cleansing fall of water that makes Liam come alive and Louis is the thunder, the lightning, crashing and booming and shaking Liam to the core.





[Or the one where Liam falls in love with two men on a computer screen; real life, however, is a lot more complicated]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis/liam  character-type:sex.industry  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
Every Arrow That I Aim Is True - estrella30 - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“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.”
p:1d:harry/louis  type:big.bang  author:estrella30  subject:domesticity  !favorites  length:20k-50k  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
july 2015 by rainbowslinky
where did the party go - shuttermutt - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"…insofar as the two parties who want to wed should decide to do so before they have both reached the age of eighteen (section 1.ii) they will have a period of one year henceforth to decide if the marriage is fruitful and if not, they shall be allowed to part as if having not been married in the first place…" Section 2 of the 'Romeo and Juliet law', passed into law in Britain and its territories, 1803



They duck into a tattoo parlour that’s halfway between the city centre and Harry’s mum’s and Zayn gets two black lines carefully inked onto his left ring finger. He smiles up at Harry while it’s being done.

"It’ll last forever," he says. "Just like us."
p:1d:harry/zayn  genre:angst  subject:marriage  type:big.bang  authors:s  site:ao3  year:2015  quality:*****  rating:nc-17  notes:depressing  notes:;_;  notes:positive.ending  fandom:one.direction 
june 2015 by rainbowslinky
Yours Faithfully - threeturn - One Direction (Band), Little Mix (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Planet-hopping popstars Liam and Zayn are used to odd presents from their intergalactic fanbase, but when an alien admirer gives them Harry and Louis, the gift comes at a particularly awkward moment in their relationship. Also featuring a gang of rebel girls and a sentient spaceship called Niall.
p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:liam/zayn  setting:space  type:big.bang  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
may 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
nocturne in silver and blue - Chapter 1 - tinyweirdloves - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
There’s a boy sitting on the branch. Harry’s sure he’s a real, live boy, not a pretend one. Only– he doesn’t look like any boy Harry’s seen before. Because he glows. His skin looks like there’s a gentle light coming out of it, and if Harry squints– are those colours on the boy’s skin? Harry suddenly thinks, looking at him, that he looks just like the sky.

[louis is a fallen star and harry brings him home. told over the course of fourteen years.]
[loved this one. a bit sad.]
p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:one.direction  length:50k+  subject:first.meetings  subject:first.kiss  character-type:!with.powers  genre:au  tw:underage  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  year:2015  type:big.bang  site:ao3  authors:t  notes:melancholy  notes:positive.ending 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
leave it to the breeze - hattalove - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Louis couldn’t be prouder of his bake, but there’s something—there’s something. Something about Harry Styles and the earnest way he measures, pours, mixes, scrapes. Something about the tip of his tongue poking out of his mouth as he knocks the air out of his batter.

or a great british bake off au in which louis cares about winning and winning only, harry is made of sunshine and rainbow sprinkles, and niall sticks his nose into other people's business. also featuring liam as louis's best friend-slash-concerned mother, and zayn as a macaron connoisseur.
subject:food  p:1d:harry/louis  length:50k+  type:big.bang  year:2015  genre:romance  genre:angst  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
we were made to never fall away - colfield - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
In 2009, Niall Horan died. In 2014, he woke up.



The thing about coming back to life is that you have to figure out how to live again.



Or, an In The Flesh au

[the end is really rushed but otherwise this is pretty great]
subject:zombies  type:big.bang  p:1d:louis/niall  tag:needs.  fandom:one.direction 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
To Him Who in the Love of Nature - wayfared - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Enjoy your stay in Svalbard?” the cab driver asked over his shoulder.
“Amazing,” Harry answered for Louis, flashing his signature smile.
“Good,” the man nodded in approval. “Everyone is lucky in Svalbard. You're lucky, too.”



Or, after Louis' delicate world comes crashing down upon him, he takes off for the loneliest place he can think of. But, in the midst of the whirling snow, there's always a warm fireplace to come home to.

[gorgeous descriptions of svalbard and a natural mourning process]
fandom:one.direction  authors:w  p:1d:harry/louis  notes:positive.ending  setting:winter  length:50k+  year:2015  type:big.bang  genre:angst  notes:sweet  notes::(  subject:depression  subject:grief/mourning  quality:*****  site:ao3 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
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