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13 May 2012 @ 12:49 pm
fic: if you lie with me (liam/zayn)  
title: if you lie with me
pairing: liam/zayn
word count: ~1200
rating: pg-13 at most
summary: for this prompt.
or; an evolution of the relationship of liam and zayn. (a five times fic.)
disclaimer: not mine and certainly not true.
notes: um. have some liam/zayn. i'm not sure what happened; i started this last night and then finished it this morning and hopefully it's all right. :)


liam is exhausted.

he's falling asleep in his chair, eyes dropping shut. the rest of the boys, except for zayn, are out, partying, as they do - they've got infinitely more energy than he does, it seems.

sometimes, he feels old, like he's ninety years old in a nineteen year old's body.

he feels like a lot of things.

"liam," he hears, and looks up, eyes opening a bit wider. "c'mere."

liam smiles and walks to zayn, sitting down next to him on the sofa. zayn looks wrecked, breath smelling just slightly of tobacco, and he smiles, too, lazy.

"you're a good lad," he says, soft, and yawns, stretching so that his arm falls over liam's shoulder.

(if it were anyone else, liam would consider it a come-on, but this is zayn, and he knows that it's nothing like that. it can't be.)
liam curls into his side, yawning, too, and closes his eyes.

"g'night," zayn says, all of the letters slurring together, and liam smiles.

"night, love," and the endearment slips out without his meaning to.

he stiffens, but there's no response from zayn, nothing to suggest he thought of it in any way but friendly, and so liam relaxes again, as much as he can.


the first time they kiss, it just slips out.

zayn's staring down at him, grinning, and there's the barest pressure on his neck - zayn's thumb - and then they're kissing, sweet and slow and perfect.

"mm," zayn breathes out, "god, liam."

"yeah," and this is shaky, wanting. liam half-moans, kissing him again, and he's wanted this for so long, since the beginning, and he presses himself closer to him, wanting more, wanting everything. "come on, babe," and he turns a bit pink, biting his lip.

zayn pulls away, smirking. "babe?"

"sorry," and liam reaches for him again, kissing him, trying to get the taste of the (stupid, sappy) endearment off of his tongue.

"s'okay," zayn whispers, grinning, "i like it."

(they fuck, that night, and liam falls asleep with his head on zayn's chest and only barely manages to stop himself from telling him everything he's feeling.

that can come later, or not at all - for now, he can hold him close and at least pretend.)


liam tries to play it up.

he really likes endearments, for some reason - he likes the way they feel on his tongue, even if they're "impersonal".

and so, instead of making himself stop using them, he uses them all the time, despite this not being anything more than fucking.

"c'mon, darling," he says to zayn one morning, as he walks into his bedroom, pushing at him to get him up. "wake up."

zayn closes his eyes tight for a moment before opening them, yawning (and god, he's beautiful). "yeah," he says, and he grins. "darling?"

liam just shrugs, sitting up properly. "i mean -"

"i know," zayn says, which doesn't make any sense, but.

"yeah?" liam asks, almost scared - which is stupid because they're not really together and he has no delusions on that front; and anyway, he calls all of the boys names like that.

but it means more with zayn, and they both know it.

"yeah," zayn whispers, and grins, getting out of bed. liam tries not to be distracted by his chest. (he fails.) "let's go, li."


zayn gives liam a hug from behind, resting his chin on his shoulder. "'lo, li."

"holy shit," liam says, and closes his eyes, biting his lip. "don't scare me like that."

"sorry," though he's clearly not, and then liam's being spun around and pressed against the kitchen table. "i missed you."

"we were in the same interview!" liam says, but he's laughing, ridiculously pleased at the way he doesn't seem to be alone in this. "you can't have missed me that much."

"oh?" zayn whispers, and then he's leaning down, sucking a dark bruise into liam's neck.

"shit -" liam whispers, and reaches up to thread a hand through his hair. "zayn."

zayn looks at him, grinning, and drops to his knees.

"oh, fuck -" and his hand tightens in zayn's hair of its own will. "sorry," he gets out, but then zayn's unzipping his trousers and grinning up at him, sitting back on his haunches.

"don't be sorry, i like it rough," and then he's sliding his mouth down on liam's cock and holy shit.

"oh - fuck, zayn, fuck," and it doesn't take long at all before he's coming, babbling out "zayn", over and over, hand tightening 

zayn gets up and kisses him, again, hard, and liam slides a hand into his sweatpants and jerks him off, rough, whispering in his ear.

"come on, honey, come for me, zayn, come on," and zayn comes, hard, spilling over liam's hand.
he looks at him, and then they're kissing again, hard, teeth clacking and liam's going to have a bruise on his lower back tomorrow from the way zayn's pushed him against the table but he doesn't mind, not at all.


"i think we should date," zayn says, one day.

liam turns, and raises an eyebrow at him. "um."

"i mean, we're fucking, which is great - fantastic, honestly. but. you're - you're really - and i, you know -" he pauses, biting at his lip. "i just. i think we should date."

liam has never heard him sound this flustered, and it makes him smile, lips curving up at the edges. "you want to date me? properly?"

"well, obviously," and now he's going for annoyed but liam can hear the bit of fear running through him. "i mean, shagging's nice, but - you know, so's cuddling."

liam's heart feels like it's going to explode, which - okay, he's not going to talk about that because zayn wants to date him and for the moment being he can forgive himself being a teenage girl. "that it is."

zayn looks at him, a bit sideways. "oh?"

"i think we should date, too," and this is silly, probably the silliest conversation he's ever had, but he can't stop smiling, biting his lip. "i mean - i think we should date, sweetie."

zayn laughs, grin wide. "that's it, we can't, i'm not going to date someone who calls me that -"

"would you prefer pookie?" and he's laughing, too, climbing over so he's straddling zayn, pressing down against him.

zayn laughs, and tilts his head back, and it's liam's turn to suck a bite into his neck.


"come on," zayn whispers, all but dragging liam to the bedroom.

liam follows, rubbing at his eyes. he's exhausted but he wants to talk to zayn, wants to hold him.

"come on," zayn whispers again, pulling at him, harder this time.

liam follows easily, falling onto the bed.

zayn pulls his shoes off for him and liam watches as he stretches, pulling his shirt off.

liam's exhausted. it's how he lives his life these days, it seems; he's kept awake some nights by anxiety, the worry that this is all going to crumble around him, and it's these nights that he needs zayn most.

"good night, love," zayn whispers, soft in the darkness, and liam's heart constricts a bit in the best way.

"good night," he whispers back, soft as he can manage, because anything louder might fuck it all up.

he closes his eyes.)

Sophiasophi3g on May 13th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
oh my god this was so sweet! love. x
rumpledlinenrumpledlinen on May 13th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
aww thank you! :)
Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on May 13th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Okay, not gonna lie, I'm a sucker for terms of endearment. Especially since they're pretty much canon in this fandom. I'm also a huge, huge sucker for this pairing. This was really sweet.

For some reason, this bit really gets to me: zayn's staring down at him, grinning, and there's the barest pressure on his neck - zayn's thumb - and then they're kissing, sweet and slow and perfect. I just really like the image of Zayn pressing his thumb into the skin of Zayn's neck.

rumpledlinen: quinnrumpledlinen on May 13th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Aha, I know, right? Ugh.

Thank you, I'm glad you like that image - I was fond of it as well. :) I'm so glad you liked this!
Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on May 13th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
Or, you know, his thumb into Liam's neck. Since apparently I can't type. :p
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rumpledlinen: quinnrumpledlinen on May 13th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
thank you so much! i certainly will. :)
la miro a los ojos (se reflejan en ti)influira on May 14th, 2012 06:51 am (UTC)
this is just too lovely.
rumpledlinenrumpledlinen on May 18th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
aw, thank you. :)
dramakhaleesisomber_waves on May 15th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
i love you for this. it is positively adorable and everything i dreamed of and more, and i loved your characterization of liam- he is often painted as being really serious, and i loved that he was a bit sillier and sweeter in this. i really enjoy your style, and your take on the evolution of their relationship made my heart just about melt :)

Edited at 2012-05-15 03:19 am (UTC)
rumpledlinen: aubreyrumpledlinen on May 18th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) I'm glad you liked my Liam - I prefer him that way, too.
miskowzenwe_therebels on May 16th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
wetfiv djfhjdhfopg help
rumpledlinen: quinnrumpledlinen on May 18th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
kfjsdlkfj fjksdjflks certainly!
singcynsing on May 18th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
this was absolutely adorable. I am "coo"ing.
rumpledlinen: louisrumpledlinen on May 18th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
aw, thank you so much. :)
Morgan.vamphime on June 13th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
aw omg this is so adorable I cannot jhtkyrdrl fluff
rumpledlinen: kstewrumpledlinen on June 14th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
aww thank you :3
sudokhuusudokhuu on June 16th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
D'awww this is so adorable and cute and I cannot contain all these happy feelings ajkdknskjfshkhz. This actually got me thinking about all endearments I use (which is apparently quite a lot when I started listing them haha)

Brilliant job, dearest x
rumpledlinen: glassesrumpledlinen on June 16th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! :) I use them a lot, too, I don't think it's a problem. This is so nice, ahh.
Roxyruka_x3 on October 24th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
This is so cute! (and hot, but that goes without saying). I loved it ♥