i am so here for really lame magical realism in one direction. like, whatever powers they have only work because zayn is more-than-human and they only work when all five of them are together anyway, and the powers they do have are useful to nobody but the five of them, like
no matter how they take their tea, louis always knows and makes it perfectly. if one of them has a headache, zayn humming or niall laughing or liam smiling can make it go away. harry is like the human equivalent of that room in community that is always the perfect temperature (which is why he doesn’t like to wear clothes) and if any of the boys are touching him, their temperatures become perfect too. even though they all wear different sizes, all of their clothes fit every other member of the band perfectly. louis never wears socks, but somehow his shoes don’t actually smell. sometimes when zayn draws or paints more than one member of the band into a single picture, those boys will share dreams that night. when liam makes hearthands or kissy faces at any of the boys, for a moment they’ll actually feel how much he loves them. harry can (occasionally) conjure baked goods out of thin air. so long as he’s with at least one other member of the band, niall can make them unnoticeable in public places. sometimes the boys’ tattoos will take field trips to the other boys’ bodies — they all like niall best — and liam often wakes up to find that each of his four chevrons has spent the night with one of the other boys.
recently they’ve started developing telepathy between the five of them, which explains a lot about how their interviews have been going.
Louis spends an entire day throwing things at Liam, because Liam has got the stupidest song stuck in his head in a loop, and Louis can’t stop hearing it too. Niall goes for lunch with Harry and finds himself suddenly hating how peppers taste, but also really liking beans all of a sudden. If anyone loses one half of a pair of socks, they always eventually turn up in Harry’s suitcase. When it’s Zayn that brings them a glass of water or soda, it stays cold right up until they finish drinking it. If they’re all watching TV together, Niall and Louis don’t need their glasses.
louis actually only owns a single pair of toms — but they never get worn out and they always seem to match whatever he’s wearing. there is always room for one more in zayn’s bunk, even when there is already a puppy pile of four in there. none of liam’s comics have ever gotten wet, wrinkled, folded, stained, smeared or torn on tour. when the bus stops at a gas station in the middle of the night, niall never needs to wake the other boys up to find out what drinks and snacks they’ll want when they wake up. nobody ever gets a hangover when they drink with harry.