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1D is the fandom that never should have happened to me. I thought I was stronger than this. I was wrong.

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Yes, Zayn, I love you.❞  +

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zeysus:

when u say ur band has no secrets but yo dumbass bandmate shouts “i have a secret”

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platonically jerks off a plant while looking at u...

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usa-nglophile:

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Bropal things. 


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Top 5 Ziall moments?

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herstrionics:

1. "i just wanna make you smile, is that okay?" "yes, zayn, i love you" because first off, super supportive of zayn, niall is so surprised and pleased, AND THEN THEY SING TOGETHER? AND SHARE THROATY BOY-GIGGLES OF DELIGHT???? COOL OKAY. SURE

2. lovely sincere WHOLLY UNNECESSARY smooches
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3. whatever the hell this was
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4. MIRRORING. MATCHING. CAREFUL NOSE BOOP. “I’VE GOT A PROTECTION OVER HIM, LIKE HE’S MY LITTLE BRUVVAH.” every time i get to this part in THIS IS US my heart turns into a fist and i punch the sky

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5. this is— i just— i can’t even with this grab-n-grind. this is actually probably one of my favorite 1D ship moments of all time tbh. aggressive niall is such a rare sighting but ugh look, what a gift
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thathipthrusttho:

don’t look down

By: zarah5
Words: 91k
In which Louis is a solicitor at one of London’s most prestigious law firms and Harry happens to apply for the position as his trainee. And everyone else is around, too.

fav fics 3/?

thathipthrusttho:

don’t look down

By: zarah5

Words: 91k

In which Louis is a solicitor at one of London’s most prestigious law firms and Harry happens to apply for the position as his trainee. And everyone else is around, too.

fav fics 3/?


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gentle-payne:

THIS IS SO CUTE SOPHIA WAS STARING AT THE POSTER AND LIAM GOT HELLA JEALOUS AND


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stylesforstiles:

evancl:

harry and louis are that obnoxious couple with over a billion “remember when” and “this one time” stories that usually end in “you had to be there”.

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@williedevine84: Guess who went on the Harry Potter studio tour today…?!


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Fic: Wear It Like A Crown (6/12)
Harry/Louis (background: Liam/Zayn, past Harry/Zayn as friends-with-benefits, Niall/Barbara)NC-17~12’000 words for Chapter 6, ~58k so far, an estimate ~110k words overall
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.
[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6]
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[Soundtrack on 8tracks] and notes below the cut.
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[Chapter 1]
1. Matchbox 20 - How Far We’ve Come
 “Excuse me,” Harry muttered.
With that, he pushed to his feet and left the room as quickly as he could without breaking into an actual run. He bumped into a servant outside the room, ducked around the startled woman with a quick apology and took refuge in the nearest toilet. His stomach was trying to claw a way up his throat, to turn itself inside out the way he’d seen from a frog in some video, stomach all out, Harry’s sexuality all out, right there for the world to see, and what, what, what even was this mess in his head?
Breathing hurt.

“I believe the world is burning to the groundOh well I guess we’re gonna find outLet’s see how far we’ve comeLet’s see how far we’ve comeWell, I believe it all is coming to an endOh well, I guess we’re gonna pretendLet’s see how far we’ve come”

2. Röyksopp - Go Away
Because right there—behind some bulky type of bodyguard and a lanky, quiffed bloke Louis knew from the news, walking next to James with his hands in his pockets… well. That was Prince Harry. 
Prince Harry. His Royal Highness Prince Harry Edward of Wales, second in line to the throne and unknown star of Louis’ teenage fantasies. 
Louis’ plans for the day had not included this. Jesus fucking Christ.
Prince Harry. Prince Harry was at the centre of a potential gay scandal. Prince Harry was gay, or at the very least bi-curious. Prince Harry was the kind of person who was open to paying off a blackmailer so as to protect his effortlessly privileged life from getting complicated.
Prince Harry was a royally spoilt brat. Pun intended.

 “As I turn aroundYour face is in the paperYour voice is on the airOn all the stations laterYes you are everywhereAnd such ubiquityIt don’t mean shit to meJust wanna make it clearJust go away”


[Chapter 2]
3. OneRepublic - All The Right Moves
The tableau was completed when Louis hopped up onto the edge of the table, looking down at Johnson with his legs dangling, his cheerful attitude at odds with the thick tension that pressed in on the room. “So,” Louis said brightly. “Let’s talk about responsible gambling, shall we?”
 Johnson made a sudden move. Immediately, Liam’s hand came to rest on a spot that made Johnson groan and sag back into his seat.
“Ready?” Louis asked, just as brightly as before, perfectly unbothered by the interruption.

“Let’s paint the picture of the perfect placeThey’ve got it better than when anyone’s told yaThey’ll be the King of Hearts, and you’re the Queen of SpadesThen we’ll fight for you like we were your soldiers//It don’t matter what you seeI know I could never beSomeone that’ll look like you.It don’t matter what you sayI know I could never fakeSomeone that could sound like you”


[Chapter 3]
4. Sara Bareilles - Brave
“First off,” Louis spoke right over Harry’s attempt at an interruption, “you can come out at your own pace. Secondly, you can stay in the closet and date guys in secret, running the risk that someone will out you and you have no control over how it happens. Thirdly…” He glanced up to find Harry watching him intently, and it had him miss a beat. “Thirdly, you can dig yourself so deeply into the closet that there is no gay behaviour to discover. In other words, you can completely deny that part of yourself.”
Harry’s throat moved when he swallowed. “I don’t think I can do that.” He sounded deeply unhappy, gaze skittering away. “I don’t think I want to.”
“Well, you shouldn’t.” Folding up the list, Louis placed it between them and waited for Harry to meet his eyes. Only then did he continue. “All that aside… Harry, just imagine the impact someone like you could have. You told me it’s taken its toll on you, having to hide this thing. If you came out, don’t you think it might encourage some young people, show them that it’s nothing to be ashamed of? Even make it easier for them to find acceptance when they have such a prominent patron?”

“But I wonder what would happen if youSay what you wanna sayAnd let the words fall outHonestly, I wanna see you be braveWith what you want to sayAnd let the words fall outHonestly, I wanna see you be brave”


[Chapter 4]
5. Emeli Sandé - Read All About It, Pt. III
“Ten,” Louis said.
Harry sagged back in his chair and stared at the screen of Louis’ computer. The displayed article, written by James’ regular contact at The Sun, insinuated just enough to get the rumour mill started and test the waters without having to commit. Citing a fictitious source ‘very close to the Prince’, it was illustrated with a picture of Harry and Zayn, heads bent together as they laughed at something.
Louis cleared his throat. “Nine.”

“You’ve got the words to change a nationBut you’re biting your tongueYou’ve spent a lifetime stuck in silenceAfraid you’ll say something wrongIf no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?So come on, come onCome on, come on//I wanna sing, I wanna shoutI wanna scream ‘til the words dry outSo put it in all of the papersI’m not afraidThey can read all about itRead all about it, oh”


[Chapter 5]
6. Rebekka Karijord - Wear It Like A Crown
The day Harry checked his Twitter mentions was the day he washed up at Louis’ flat. At seven in the morning.

“It’s two steps forward, three steps back againI’ll turn my face against it, I won’t runCourage and belief are my redeemsNo one else can rescue me, it seems 
‘Cause if I don’t follow my heart this timeI’m gonna forget what this life is all aboutI’m gonna take that path, I’m going in on my ownI’m gonna take that fear and wear it like a crown”


[Chapter 6]
7. James Morrison - You Give Me Something
With Harry pressed all along his front, Louis could feel him take a deep, shuddering breath. Harry’s fingers curled into Louis’ t-shirt. Someone’s knee was digging into Louis’ side, but Louis barely noticed, too focused on Harry’s solid warmth, the weight of his body and his curls tickling Louis’ chin. Good God, Louis was so in love with him.
Wait.
Wait, what the—no. No. Louis wasn’t. He couldn’t be. There was no way, no way, he could be in love with Harry. It was his past getting all tangled with the present, and if only he’d had a chance to take a step back and think, this would never even be an issue.


“I was meant to tread the waterBut now I’ve gotten in too deep For every piece of me that wants youAnother piece backs away 
You give me somethingThat makes me scared alrightThis could be nothingBut I’m willing to give it a tryPlease give me somethingBecause someday I might know my heart”


8. Lorde - Bravado
“It’s showtime, Shrimp,” Gemma announced, and—wait. Shit. The interview. Harry had just about forgotten.
He did want to go through with it. And he would.
Finding Gemma’s eyes, Harry worked up a grin, or something that should pass for a grin, anyway. Showtime. “Okay. Let’s do this, then?”

“’Cause I was raised upTo be admired to be noticedBut when you’re withdrawn it’s the closest thingTo assault when all eyes are on youThis will not do //I’m faking gloryLick my lips toss my hairAnd turn the smile onAnd the story’s brand-newBut I can take it from hereI’ll find my own bravado
It’s a switch flippedIt’s a pill tipped back, it’s a moon eclipsed, whoaAnd I can tell you that when the lights come on I’ll be ready for this” 

Fic: Wear It Like A Crown (6/12)

Harry/Louis (background: Liam/Zayn, past Harry/Zayn as friends-with-benefits, Niall/Barbara)
NC-17
~12’000 words for Chapter 6, ~58k so far, an estimate ~110k words overall

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.

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6]

[On one page]

[Soundtrack on 8tracks] and notes below the cut.

Read More


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sincerely-and-always-yours:

Perfect Prince💙

sincerely-and-always-yours:

Perfect Prince💙


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anchoredlou:

Harry next to the groom cause why the hell not


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ittybird:

Just Married.

(look who ISNT holding Jay’s train.)


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