Fandoms: One Direction (Band)
30 Sep 2020
“And we’ve known each other like nine years,” Harry says, considerately. Zayn furrows his brows in confusion at what Harry is getting at. He continues, “So, it’s kind of a miracle we never tried hooking up with each other.”
“Oh.” Zayn says, at a loss. He never thought about that.
Harry snickers. “It’s probably for the best. We’d have fallen in love with each other, or something equally gross.”
“Right,” Zayn says, slowly, even if he’s not all that sure he agrees. Harry doesn’t wait for Zayn to say anything else though, and instead pats Zayn on the thigh before getting off the bed and going into the bathroom. Zayn stares after him, feeling a way that he can’t place.
Harry and Zayn exchange a look. Zayn’s eyes twinkle, and he grins, mischievously. “I think we like to keep our secrets - oh, don’t give me that look.” Louis looks like he wants to throw something at them. Zayn laughs. “Yes, yes. We’re together.”
“Proper serious too,” Harry supplies, nodding sagely. Zayn barks out a laugh. “Wedding bells and all.”
“Sorry you boys weren’t invited,” Zayn says, with a smirk. “We wanted to keep it small, you know.”
Louis shakes his head, with amusement. “I’ll have you know that you might be joking now, but nobody will be surprised if this actually ends up happening.”
(The year is 2021 and Zayn and Harry finally see each other after six long years, and everything is different. Zayn has a child, Harry doesn't know what his status with the other former members of One Direction is, and neither of them know what's missing from their lives. But between the two of them, they figure out what makes them happy and how they can reconcile the past with who they are now.)