Do you have any examples of Harry being protective of Louis? I feel like this fandom has a near-fetish for Louis protecting Harry but I can't recall ever seeing the reverse.
HELLO YES I DO. Let me preface this by saying...these gif examples are from several years ago. I have thoughts on that, which I will share below. But let’s begin!
At a show in Pennsylvania in 2013, @bromanceshmomance gifted the world with a video of Harry telling Louis he’d get him a throat lozenge because Louis’ throat hurt.
Here’s Harry guiding a sleepy, barefooted Louis back to the bus after they just got off a transatlantic flight and still had to greet fans:
So those are the gifs I can say demonstrably show Harry being “protective” of Louis.
But I’d like to add that...there are more examples of Louis being protective on camera because that’s Louis’ personality. He’s a mother hen and a defensive one at that. He asserts that protectiveness more openly than Harry. He’s the shock and awe protector. He’ll get in people’s face, he’ll throw a punch if he needs to, nobody will mess with his loved ones.
Harry, on the other hand, is the guy who quietly ruins people’s livelihoods if they go to far with Louis. Like, if Simon Cowell had a brother with a tractor dealership, Harry would have bankrupted it by now just to make a point. He uses his considerable power in strategic ways to make sure people know not to fuck with Louis on a personal or professional level. I don’t have proof of that, of course. That’s just my theory based on what I’ve observed. I think Harry is an exceedingly nice and genuine person, but I also think there’s a reason Liam said he gets scared when Harry’s angry. I think when you push Harry too far, you should hide your wife and your kids, because he’s coming for you. He’s an Aquarius. Bridges were made to be burned.
But I think he also takes care of Louis as much as Louis takes care of Harry. He brings him water.
He has headbands Louis can borrow.
And he helps him fix things when Louis gets frustrated.
So I think it depends on what you think “protection” means. The stuff we, as fans, see most is interviews where Harry’s image is exploited for cheap laughs, and that upsets Louis (and the other boys, too), who know the truth and know Harry doesn’t appreciate that. So that’s why there’s more examples to show you from where I am sitting.
People who know them in another way, like their families and close friends, could probably list 389733423 things Harry has done to support Louis and protect him as much as he can whenever he can.
And I think everybody better get ready when they’re finally able to act more freely like themselves in interviews, because Harry’s coming for all the hoes who ever tried to put Louis down and keep him down.
Keeping the tradition alive. In looking over the others that I did (find them here), I always remarked about how shitty the previous year was. In retrospect, congrats, Kati, you played yourself.
But I think it might surprise you guys to hear me say…I actually thought this year wasn’t so bad! Maybe I’m finally dead inside. Or maybe I’m the Oprah walking across the coals gif with this fandom these days.
Either way, 2017 had it’s rough spots, for sure, but it had a lot of fun times, too. And Harry & Louis could be found in each of those types of moments this year, almost like they’re still together or something wild like that.
10. “Who’s Eleanor?” - Bebe asked despite having just been in a room filming a video with Eleanor (who was made to bring Starbucks for people)
9. Calvin keeping up with all things Harry, including watching a livestream of Harry’s Troubadour show at 5AM UK time (probably with Louis), singing Sign of the Times on a livestream and this:
8. Louis tweeted “Have a good day/night” at 1:49 PM LA time the day Harry filled in for James Corden and surprised us all
7. The milkshake tweet
6. Harry sang “Story of My Life” on his tour 3 times and didn’t sing Louis’ verse once
5. Louis was probably at Harry’s 1st show in San Francisco
4. Louis took 1 day off during “Just Hold On” promo with Steve and that day was Harry’s birthday
3. Harry wrote and released “Sweet Creature”
2. Louis learned to cook while Harry was doing promo for Dunkirk and touring (aka he had to learn to cook out of necessity because Harry was traveling a lot for work)
“If you asked me six months ago, I’d say I can’t cook one meal. I can now cook about two meals. Maybe in five years time I’ll be able to take on something like (Christmas dinner).” - Louis on LincsFM, 13 December 2017
1. Louis changed his travel arrangements when Robin passed away, staying in the UK 2 extra days, and when Harry had surgery on his wrist when he stayed in LA an extra week
I picked this as my number 1 because I don’t think there’s a more obvious or profound way to observe these two still care a great deal about each other and act like a married couple. All of these combined moments...other people who show these levels of support and presence during both major professional and personal events like birthdays, deaths in the family and medical procedures, on top of sharing travel and work patterns, are called married/committed/solidly in a relationship.
Every broken heart as far as I can see it’s a copy of a copy of a copy..
Well here is one of the concept images I came up from that beautiful song. This one was heavily inspired by this post by @ferricadooza their interpretation was so on point to me and decided to portrait it.
I hope I made justice for their interpretation and to the lyrics of Copy. I hope you like it!!!