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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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Interning at a movie set is not the worst thing Harry could be doing with his spring break, not when he’s a film student and it gets him some first-hand insight into the mechanics of shooting a movie. And if he finds Louis Tomlinson a little more fascinating than any of the other actors… Well, that’s neither here nor there. It’s not like Louis even knows Harry exists. 
At least not until Harry gets back from a coffee run, and when he rounds a corner, Louis Tomlinson and his skateboard crash right into him. Harry is not particularly graceful at the best of times, so it’s no surprise he lands on his arse. Which, God, so embarrassing. 
Except Louis stares at him, then rushes forward to help him off the ground. “Sorry,” he says, “I really didn’t see you there. Are you alright?”
His hand is small in Harry’s, warm, and when he pulls Harry back to his feet, they’re both holding on a little longer than necessary. Harry can’t help the stupid smile that decides to take over his face, and oh, right, he should probably answer the question. “Yeah, I’m okay. Coffee isn’t, though.”
"Huh." For a moment, Louis surveys the damage. Then he grins. "So, the gentlemanly thing to do would be to buy you a new coffee. Or," he indicates the multiple cups, "several coffees, I guess.  Or dinner."
"Dinner sounds good," Harry says, in a rush. "I could cook for us, actually."
It’s probably too early to ask Louis to be in his term project. It’s probably also too early to ask Louis to his tiny, cramped flat, but… Well, what’s done is done, and it’s worth it when Louis nods, all bright and cheerful. 
"I was going to invite you to a nice restaurant, but I never say no to a home-cooked meal. I’ll bring the wine."
"Awesome." Harry rocks back on his heels. There are coffee stains on his trousers, and his hands smell like Starbucks threw up all over them. It’s turning out to be a wonderful day. When Louis turns around, Harry barely stops himself from making a joke about hating to see him go, but loving to watch him leave. 
Barely. It’s a close call. 
"Hey, wait," he remembers to say. "Don’t you need my name? And, like. Tonight, right? And my address?"
Louis kicks his skateboard up so that he can snatch it out of the air. He glances over his shoulder for another wide grin. “Tonight at eight, I’ll be there. Unless you lied on the employee sheet?”
Harry blinks and shakes his head. 
"Well then." Louis’ grin changes, softens. "Then I’ll see you tonight, Harry Styles." 

AUs that should exist:

Interning at a movie set is not the worst thing Harry could be doing with his spring break, not when he’s a film student and it gets him some first-hand insight into the mechanics of shooting a movie. And if he finds Louis Tomlinson a little more fascinating than any of the other actors… Well, that’s neither here nor there. It’s not like Louis even knows Harry exists

At least not until Harry gets back from a coffee run, and when he rounds a corner, Louis Tomlinson and his skateboard crash right into him. Harry is not particularly graceful at the best of times, so it’s no surprise he lands on his arse. Which, God, so embarrassing. 

Except Louis stares at him, then rushes forward to help him off the ground. “Sorry,” he says, “I really didn’t see you there. Are you alright?”

His hand is small in Harry’s, warm, and when he pulls Harry back to his feet, they’re both holding on a little longer than necessary. Harry can’t help the stupid smile that decides to take over his face, and oh, right, he should probably answer the question. “Yeah, I’m okay. Coffee isn’t, though.”

"Huh." For a moment, Louis surveys the damage. Then he grins. "So, the gentlemanly thing to do would be to buy you a new coffee. Or," he indicates the multiple cups, "several coffees, I guess.  Or dinner."

"Dinner sounds good," Harry says, in a rush. "I could cook for us, actually."

It’s probably too early to ask Louis to be in his term project. It’s probably also too early to ask Louis to his tiny, cramped flat, but… Well, what’s done is done, and it’s worth it when Louis nods, all bright and cheerful. 

"I was going to invite you to a nice restaurant, but I never say no to a home-cooked meal. I’ll bring the wine."

"Awesome." Harry rocks back on his heels. There are coffee stains on his trousers, and his hands smell like Starbucks threw up all over them. It’s turning out to be a wonderful day. When Louis turns around, Harry barely stops himself from making a joke about hating to see him go, but loving to watch him leave. 

Barely. It’s a close call. 

"Hey, wait," he remembers to say. "Don’t you need my name? And, like. Tonight, right? And my address?"

Louis kicks his skateboard up so that he can snatch it out of the air. He glances over his shoulder for another wide grin. “Tonight at eight, I’ll be there. Unless you lied on the employee sheet?”

Harry blinks and shakes his head. 

"Well then." Louis’ grin changes, softens. "Then I’ll see you tonight, Harry Styles." 

Tagged: #someone please write this #like now #i need this in my life #and i prefer to think about this rather than about idiots breaking into liam's hotel room to steal his boxers #which is awful #some fans are assholes #anyway #story idea things #otp: pal & dude #1d #otp: the royal couple

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