Fandom: One Direction
Story Title: “Landslide”
The year is 1976. In November, Jimmy Carter will take control of the White House. Americans are meeting Laverne & Shirley at their apartment in Milwaukee. Hotel California diverges from the reign of Kool & the Gang. And the FBI is still reeling from the repercussions of Watergate, the tragedy at Wounded Knee, Operation Family Secrets, and the strategic terrors of the anti-cult movement.
That’s what Special Agent Harry Styles has been told is the basis of his mission to an abandoned farmhouse in rural New Hampshire.
With his hair grown out long and his shirt untucked, he’s going undercover to do reconnaissance on suspected cult leader Louis Tomlinson, who has lead a group of people out into the middle of nowhere, leaving no record of the life he’d had before. All Harry knows is what the agency gave him: Tomlinson’s name, and instructions to figure out what he’s doing with the eleven people he brought with him.
In the year that Harry spends undercover and under Louis Tomlinson’s wing, he learns more than he ever expected.
Character/Relationships: Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles/Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards/Zayn Malik, Niall Horan/Zayn Malik, Perrie Edwards/Niall Horan/Zayn Malik, Harry Styles/Lou Teasdale, Lou Teasdale/Tom Atkin, Leigh-Anne Pinnock/Jade Thirlwall, Nick Grimshaw/J. Edgar Hoover. .
Warnings: See tags on fic!!
Story Wordcount: 143,297
Disclaimer: We don’t own anything. No claim of knowledge or veracity is made towards anyone in the story and no aspersions or claims of character are to be inferred. We have no connection nor permissions from One Direction, X-Factor, Simon Cowell, SyCo Inc., Sony, ITV, or Columbia Records. No libel intended.
Notes: PLEASE READ THE WARNINGS IN THE TAGS ON THE FIC CAREFULLY. Also, the age difference in this ‘verse between Louis and Daisy+Phoebe is what, in real life, the age difference is between Louis and Doris+Ernest. The age difference between Louis, Lottie, and Fizzy is what, in real life, the age difference is between Louis and Daisy+Phoebe. We just flibbleflobbled the ages to make things work better.
And a huge huge thank you to Brittney for making a fanmix (to be linked tonight!), and to Tatum, Hannah, Courtney, and Maggie for the beta reads!