Dreamsparkle (dreamsparkle3) wrote in epic_recs,

One Direction (NC-17)

I didn’t know much about one direction. The last time I’d seen them it was watching Liam Payne singing Cry me a River at his audition so I’d missed alot. So as they go on hiatus here are two fantastic fics to get you through the next 18 months.

Title: The Hiding Place
Fandom: One Direction
Pairing: Louis Tomlinson/Harry Styles
Categories/Genres: Soulmates AU, Angst, Drama, Fluff, Pining
Length: 365016
Warnings: Extra long and some broken links

Author/Artist on AO3: A Living Fire

Summary: Louis never wanted a soulmate, didn’t really care for the whole Bonding thing at all, really. Enter Harry Styles, who’s wanted to be Bonded for as long as he could remember. With one fateful meeting in an X Factor bathroom, Louis gets a dagger on his arm and the realization that just because Harry is his soulmate doesn’t mean it’s mutual.

From the X Factor house to Madison Square Garden, from the Fountain Studios stage to stadiums across the world, Louis has to learn to love without losing himself completely, because someday his best friend will Bond to someone and replace Louis as the center of his universe. Meanwhile, Harry begins to think that maybe fate doesn’t actually know what it’s doing after all, because his other half has clearly been right in front of him the whole time. All he has to do now is convince Louis to give them a chance.

Or, the canon compliant Harry and Louis love story from the very beginning, where the only difference is that the love between them is literally written on their skin, and there’s only so much they can hide.

Review: A fantastic gateway fic. Despite including soulmates and making this world slightly AU the writer follows the rising of One Direction through X Factor religiously including links of their real lives to keep the story tied to the real timeline. It certainly saves you from trying to find all this out yourself and includes a depth of character (real or not) as the writer imagines all the cute adventures the boys have behind the scenes and some strong bonds between the band that you immediately become jealous of. I loved this fic and I probably would have given up trying this fandom for the first time without it.

The Hiding Place

Title: Red Brick Heart
Fandom: One Direction
Pairing: Louis Tomlinson/Harry Styles
Categories/Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluff, Pining, Roommates

Author/Artist on AO3: Hazmesentir

Summary:Harry has only had his room for thirty-two minutes when it stops being his.

Uni AU. Harry had turned up at the halls of residence expecting fun, new friends, and maybe a life experience or two. What he doesn't expect is a surprise roommate who's loud and dramatic and obsessed with tea and is maybe, actually, all he's ever wanted.

Review: There’s lots of pining softened by a huge lack of boundaries that leads to endless fluff and unresolved sexual tension. Louis’ beautiful and Harry’s sweet and they’re trapped living in a room together. What’s the worst that could happen?

Red Brick Heart
Tags: fandom: one direction, genre: au, genre: slash, length: epic, length: super!epic, recs by dreamsparkle3

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