Harry contemplates life in another universe where things aren’t the way they are. Wouldn’t it be nice.
Or the one where Harry’s contemplation becomes reality as he navigates his way through his first year at the University of Manchester with an intolerant roommate, karaoke nights with an ex-reality TV star, and an overwhelmingly obvious attraction to the closeted captain of the school’s football team. Clearly, what goes around comes around.
Future AU in which nobody tries out for X Factor but the boys end up finding one other eventually anyway. Louis is a jaded bastard who owns a cat named Duchess and teaches drama to teenagers, Harry is an idealistic aspiring photographer/part-time footy coach, Zayn teaches English lit and wears leather jackets, Liam saves people from burning buildings, and Niall is Niall.
What’s worse than being woken by a call from your mum the morning after a big night?
The answer, as Harry is about to learn, is ‘being woken by a call from someone else’s mum the morning after a big night.’
or, the one where Harry ‘accidentally’ takes Louis’s phone home after a party and then there’s sex.
AU. takes place over one night. harry and louis meet at a going away party.
Harry and Louis are best friends. Harry has the whole “crush” thing under control, honestly. Until, of course, he moves in with Louis and his baby.
And there’s heat behind it, blazing, plasmatic, like stars crashing together, like an explosion in space, like a supernova, like a black hole—everything else sucked out of existence. There’s no bed and there’s no pillow and they’re not lying down, just floating somewhere, somehow, and there’s no room and there’s no X Factor house and there’s no Niall snuffling or Liam’s deep, even breathing and there’s no wind or traffic outside and there’s no hum of the heating unit and it’s all just Louis. All encompassingly Louis.
or, harry falls hard and finds louis already at the bottom.
Louis likes bathroom walls and Sharpies, Harry likes metal, Zayn likes Liam and Liam likes Zayn, Niall is wise, and they all go to the zoo.
Zayn and Harry are the socialite sons of two high-end record producers and the heirs to the future of Myles Records. The two are reckless, loud and out of control. They have no regard for reputation or responsibility. Liam and Louis work for Horan’s catering, their friend Niall’s catering business, and are at almost every event that Myles Records throws. After one disastrous night, Zayn and Harry are dragged home upon request by Paul, Liam and Louis. Hijinks, drama and love ensue. This includes a Zarry friendship (a bit of unrequited love in this respect, too), Ziam, Nosh, and body shots.
AU. As part of a team of fixers hired to handle a gay scandal in Buckingham Palace, Louis expects Prince Harry to be a lot of things—most notably a royally spoilt brat. Never mind that the very same Prince Harry used to star in quite a number of Louis’ teenage fantasies.
He’s playing football at one of the top universities in England and he should love everything about his life right now, but instead he’s moving backwards. How does your past fit into your present? Louis is still figuring it out.
Harry is fifteen minutes late to the office on the day Louis Tomlinson comes out as gay.
Or, the one where Harry’s a chronically underpaid magazine intern and Louis is the Premier League’s first gay footballer and pretty much the last thing they need is each other.
AU. Louis’ ex doesn’t get jealous of anyone besides Harry. Harry helps Louis use that to his advantage.
Or, Harry is 17 at a college party, and Louis is not Brian Kinney.
Harry’s sister has a baby. When he goes to meet her, he finds more than one new love of his life at the hospital.
harry meets louis at a basketball game. he doesn’t know why everyone seems to think that they’re an item (aside from, maybe, the hundred paparazzi photos of them that come out the next morning).
non-au. harry and louis before and after concerts throughout the last 4 years.
Harry is a journalist with a lot of secrets and Louis is the future king of the United Kingdom; they live together for 60 days.
A Posh & Becks AU in which Harry is a star on the stage and Louis is a star on the pitch, but they’re both inexplicably terrible at articulating their feelings. In the end, it only takes a season’s worth of failed matchmaking schemes, platonic dinner dates, road trip holidays, and one very convenient David Beckham cameo for them to figure it all out. And if Niall knew all along? Well, he at least has the decency not to be too smug about it.
or the one where harry gets bitten by a werewolf. louis is the mysterious not-quite alpha, liam and zayn have Things going on, niall is their token human, and together, they watch a lot of TV.
harry and louis are the stars of their high school’s football team. one day after practice, they get locked into a storage closet. shit happens.