As a One Direction fan, it's your duty to keep up to date with the ins and outs of the lives of Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis. But sometimes, the latest stories can leave you wondering whether you ate some dodgy cheese before bed last night and this is all just one VERY WEIRD dream.
Often the headlines linked to 1D are just so ridiculous and OTT that they sound like something straight out of a fanfic, so here's a load of times we were left wondering whether we'd stumbled into a Wattpad-induced dimension.
1. Harry having a secret relationship with an air hostess.
The story that inspired this whole article came this week, when air hostess Megan Smith (SUCH a fan fic name, too) claime to have enjoyed a brief but serious romance with Harry after they met on 1D's private jet.
To add to the fanfiction credentials, she's now also said that she sort-of cheated on her with an A-lister celebrity (Kendall Jenner), and only found out when she saw photos of them together on a yacht. Gahd, can we read the next chapter please?
2. Louis having a baby with a normal, non-famous girl.
Probably the ultimate fan fiction come to life, Louis Tomlinson accidentally impregnates very normal girl, Briana Jungwirth, and unexpectedly propels her into the lime light. Alright, so they haven't exactly had the typical fan fic romance to follow, but you never know what the future holds.
Side note: Sydney Rain was a much more fanfic-worthy baby name than Freddie Reign. Conchobar not so much.
3. The girl who invited Harry round to her house after their flight.
It might not have developed into the whirlwind romance and marriage that often follows a story like this, but one 1D fan was definitely living the fanfic dream when she took her seat on a plane, only to spot Harry Styles.
Not only that, but she then invited him to her house and he actually WENT (apparently). The moral of this story is, always invite Harry round for a cuppa and a look at the garden if you bump into him. He'll probably come.
4. The other girl who sat next to him on a long haul flight.
If you want to meet Harry Edward Styles and embark on your own fanfic-inspired adventure, planes are clearly the way to do it. We're guessing this one also saw him popping the question, marrying her and having a baby called Darcy with her.
Thought you were having a good day? Okay cool, well this One Direction fan got to sit next to Harry Styles for a ten hour flight so y'know, we're all winners here.
5. Liam Payne finding love with a famous popstar who used to be his X Factor judge.
Ahh, we can picture the plot line already. Shy, limelight hating popstar Liam Payne grows up best pals with mega famous Cheryl and has always fancied her from a distance. Then one day their friendship becomes something more when the two superstars' worlds collide forever.
Only it's not a story. It's actually true. And now #Chiam is slaying everyone with their power couple ways. Guys, are we sure they weren't just overly inspired by something on Wattpad?
6. Harry taking a fan to McDonalds.
If we were going to write the perfect One Direction fan fiction, it would definitely involve the boys and cheeseburgers, so Sjana Earp basically won at life when Harry took her to the drive-thru for a munch on his gherkin.
To this day no one really knows what happened here, but all we know is that Mr Styles sure knows how to treat a gal as he also gave her backstage passes to the Take Me Home tour. UGH, fanfic af.
7. The Niall, Selena and Justin love triangle.
In this fan fiction, you're reading from the perspective of superstar Selena Gomez who, amongst her generally quite magical life, finds herself stuck in the middle of a love triangle between One Direction's Niall Horan, and the one and only Justin Bieber.
The papers discover that you and Niall have been spotted kissing in a corridor. Justin is furious. He writes songs about you and posts throwback pics on Instagram to make Niall jealous. OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB YOU WEAVE.
8. Niall being linked to the girl supporting 1D on tour.
Or if you're not a fan of the ol' love triangle, how about you take on the character of Samantha Jade, a little known singer who finds herself selected to support One Direction on their world tour.
One morning you wake up and find the papers are covered in headlines about you, all claiming that you're embarking on a secret love affair with smouldering musician, Niall Horan. Whatever will you do? Can you handle the online hate about you? Or will the rumoured romance bring your dreams crashing down? READ ON TO FIND OUT.
9. Harry Styles 'becoming a dad' aged 20.
Back in 2014, Aussie magazine NW claimed to have the EXCLUSIVE FIRST PICS (well they did claim to be '#1 for celebrity gossip!') of Harry and his new daughter, who was actually Lou Teasdale's baby gal, Lux.
WELL DONE EVERYBODY. Although let's be honest, the idea of the famous Harry Styles single handedly raising his baby daughter after the unknown mother of his child disappeared forever is a pretty epic storyline.
10. Liam left in tears and arguing with Harry after Zayn left.
Oh it's an emotional one that'll leave you wondering when the next chapter can be uploaded. Sensitive soul Liam felt as though the weight of the world was on his shoulders after Zayn sensationally quit the band - would it all be too much for him to handle?
There's a few plot holes with this one though. Liam and Harry never argue with anyone, and there's no girl mentioned who comes flying in to save the day. That's just fan fic rule numero uno, amateurs.
11. Louis secretly dating Justin Bieber. Obviously.
You can always rely on the world of 1D fan fiction to create some same-sex pairings, and although it wasn't exactly the typical combo that fans usually go for, one tabloid opted for creating a story about Louis Tomlinson and Justin Bieber. INTERESTING.
They described El Tommo as looking "weary", and also made a big deal about the fact that he happened to be leaving "Justin Bieber's house", which is maybe the best opening chapter of all time.
12. Lottie Tomlinson giving Louis support after his relationship split.
Oh there's always some kind of supportive sibling figure in One Direction fan fiction. The chances are that if you're the girl who Louis had broken up from, you probably would have also been Lottie's best friend after she decided to take you on as her makeup artistry apprentice for the next One Direction tour.
13. Harry dumping his secret girlfriend, Lou Teasdale.
It's a pairing that many fans have declared their fictional OTP, so the headline that claimed that Harry had dumped Lou was definitely fan fic worthy. It claimed that Lou has been left 'really gutted' after Hazlan broke off the 'secret relationship' they've been involved in for 2 months, telling her 'he just wants to be friends'.
As a little side story line, it would probably turn out that Lou had secretly been in love with Liam the whole time anyway, so they paired off and fell in love while you swooped in and bagged Harry. Perfect timing, pal.
We so did not sign up for this when we decided to love this band.
What's your fave fan fic-esque headline outta this lot? Any great ones that we've forgotten about? Let us know with a tweet to @Sugarscape.
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