STORY TIME, KIDS. GATHER ROUND.
Nick and Harry have been dating forEVER, basically. Since they met almost, when Harry jumped Nick and said something along the lines of don’t believe the fucking papers, I’m not perfectly straight and I want you.
For obvious reasons, they’re not out, and the papers are speculating madly about them, but they’re having fun with it because Nick might be indiscreet about little things, but not about the big secrets that can and will actually affect people’s lives. Plus, he really fucking loves this doe-eyed curly kid and wants him and his band to do well. So he keeps his mouth shut, and sees Harry as often as possible, given their insanely busy lives.
The day 1D decides to go on “hiatus” to pursue other projects (and everyone knows what they really mean), Harry comes home with matching rings for him and Nick. It’s been years by this point, and they’ve had a bit of an unspoken agreement that they’d do it, they’d get married when things calmed down a bit for Harry.
Aimee’s the one that gets the picture. They throw a party at Harry’s house, invite all their friends, and the lads and the crewmembers that have been around since day one, and Simon fucking Cowell. Basically, everyone that they’ve ever talked to more than once, and it’s a pretty long list, but Harry is just BEAMING at being able to do this, and Nick is soaking up the attention like a sponge.
They’re in the kitchen getting fresh drinks and fooling around a bit, not wanting to let go of each other when Aimee pokes Nick in the side and holds up her phone, saying “oh come on you adorable fuckers, I want at least one picture of you two where someone isn’t more than half naked.” because she’s seen things over the years. And she’s not shy about collecting blackmail material. They’re both okay with it because she has talons and protects her phone like a beast.
Nick laughs and buries his face in the crook of Harry’s elbow for a second, then bites his arm as he comes out, kissing it better and turning to pose for Aimee, who’s already taken the picture because she’s an absolute fucker of a best friend.
She posts it to instagram, naturally, captioned #newlyweds, which isn’t quite accurate except for how it totally is, less the actual paperwork.
Even though the picture makes the usual rounds of twitter and tumblr and tabloids, no one takes the caption seriously until Nick and Harry walk out of the registry office, hands laced together.
Harry with @londonlyblonde today (15.04.2014)
I know! Probably some pesky money-thing. Why can’t they at least put it out online?
or even just put the extra 15 mins up!!! thats all!!! please!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harry and @NadiaTaheri today (15/4/14)