My favourite type of fics :)
Harry’s eighteen and trying to figure everything out. Louis is his neighbor who’s in a suspicious relationship and also very possibly Harry’s soul mate, but that’s stupid. Harry’s just going to take things slow with him. Slow doesn’t really seem to be an option with Louis, though.
Louis puts his palm against the floor, and takes a shaky breath before picking himself up. When he turns he sees new student Harry Styles motionless at the door, eyes wide and notebook clutched to his chest. Louis’ eyes widen as well, and he backs away quickly, nearly stumbling and falling again.
"Are you alright?" Curly asks, taking a step towards Louis. Louis nods frantically, curling his arms around himself.
"I’m fine, really,"
Louis doesn’t notice when his hands first begin to stray more and more often to the soft skin under Harry’s shirt, or when his constant touches first become something more akin to instinct rather than habit, frequently kneading at the boy’s abdomen before even realizing he’s began doing so at all.
These are the facts:
This is a love story.
Harry can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t.
Louis doesn’t eat.
louis is a chef with an eating disorder, and harry is a waiter who doesn’t find the irony as funny as he does.
the one where louis really, really, hates himself.
after a few beats he lets his eyes fall open and once his brain comes around, he remembers that the ache is good. it’s progress in his book. he hasn’t written this book yet, actually, but he’s pretty sure the title will be ‘how to successfully starve yourself while in a boyband’ by louis tomlinson.
Louis and Harry’s relationship has fairly recently turned sexual, and Louis’ bodily insecurities get in the way of something that he really wants. Meanwhile, Zayn and Liam deal with coming out as a couple to the band.
An AU in which Harry is the typical frat boy who doesn’t believe in love but falls for the insecure mess that is Louis. Sex and fluff ensue.