Author: mdasch & everydayslike
Pairing: Harry/Louis, Liam/Zayn
Summary: Future AU in which nobody tries out for X Factor but the boys end up finding one other eventually anyway. Louis is a jaded bastard who owns cat named Duchess and teaches drama to teenagers, Harry is an idealistic aspiring photographer/part-time footy coach, Zayn teaches English lit and wears leather jackets, Liam saves people from burning buildings, and Niall is Niall.
Word count: ~190,000 total (ALL PARTS ARE NOW UP)