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River and Harry had hit a dead end in their once thriving relationship. After one too many chances, the pair are ready to throw in the towel and surrender. But life decides to send them on a major detour that may just be the final factor in bringing them together or tearing them apart.

A story about secrets, second chances and small bumps

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Harry Styles

Harry Styles

The perfect man

Kathryn Audley

Kathryn Audley

The mediator

River Dawn Audley-Styles

River Dawn Audley-Styles

Miss put-together

Ryan Gallagher

Ryan Gallagher

The one that got away.


  1. Chapter 1

  2. Chapter 2

    Sexual content warning: Yes, it's only two chapters in and these characters are already getting some. That's the beauty of married fanfiction life I guess. Read at your disscression.

  3. Chapter 3

  4. Chapter 4

  5. Chapter 5

  6. Chapter 6

  7. Chapter 7

    Sexual content warning: Get out the holy water guys. I thought about changing the story rating just for this chapter. It may not be a big deal to you but read at your own discretion.

  8. Chapter 8

  9. Chapter 9

  10. Chapter 10

  11. Chapter 11

    Warning: Sexual content


Welcome new reader! I'm so glad you've joined us! This review has really made my day!

River certainly goes through a lot dealing with Harry and it's great that she has a pretty stable support group around her. Each one of her friends and family is so important!

You're the first reader to catch the "perfect man" in Harry's character description. That was definitely purposely done because Harry and River are far from it, together and apart. From the outside looking in, Harry and River seem to have it all, but neither one of them is happy. Harry's character profile is definitely worth exploring.

I'm glad you mention Ryan because he's always the odd man out. It's not at all hard to tell that he has something against Harry. What that is we shall find out but you might be on to it already. Hannah is so sweet!

While we do see a lot of River and Kate's relationship, it will be interesting to look at River's childhood and how growing up with a young single mother affected her. Harry's family is a totally different story and they definitely leave more to be desired. I think you're right. River does seem to have a fear of being a single mother. I think it stems from the void she seems to feel from not have a traditional, nuclear family. She wants it so bad for herself and her baby that being a single parent would be like a major failure to her. Not sure if we'll get any flashbacks of Harry and River but we will certainly discover more of their relationship.

One thing you should know about me is that I absolutely adore when readers ask me questions and give me deep analysis of my stories. I love interacting and talking with readers so don't be shy about asking me questions! Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to review! There's an update coming very soon!

CrumpetsAndTea CrumpetsAndTea

Just started reading this and I've got a lot to say and ask. First of all, the characterisation is brilliant! Each character that has popped so far carry their own significance and seem to affect River's life in one way or another. The characters are complex and River is honestly mesmerising! She's really strong to be dealing with Harry's shit especially while being pregnant because a woman is really vulnerable during that time and needs support.

Secondly, I couldn't help but notice you've put "the perfect man" under Harry's picture in the character section. But that's the thing, isn't it? Neither him nor River are perfect in any way that's why this story is so compelling! Harry certainly has flaws inflicted by time and I can't wait to discover what they really are.

Ryan is pretty special in his own way. To River he's the support she needs sometime but I think he's harbouring bitter feelings for Harry and I might, might have an idea why. (He still calls River by her maiden name.) And I really love Hannah for being who she is!

As for River's mother, I need to read more about her because she seems like a pretty sweet mother and I really want to know how growing up with a single mother affected River. I can't say the same about Harry's family so I'll need more to figure out why his mother seemed like she didn't like River.

Also, does River have any fear of being a single parent? And I also want to know more about River and Harry's history, like how did they meet and stuff.

So many questions, I apologise. You're killing with this story!

nvrmind nvrmind

I've got an army out here baying for blood, I can't hold them back much longer.
If Harry is cheating I'm letting them loose. We'll steal River away and hide her somewhere

notinuseanymore notinuseanymore

Honestly, River is a totally catch. I'm sure anyone would be happy to take her away from Harry. *Cue Steal My Girl* You are the very first reader to suspect that Harry is cheating and it's probably the most interesting theory yet. Hold the ammo though until we have reasonable evidence lol.

I'm so glad you're enjoying this! Thanks for reading and re-reading there's an update coming in the near future!

CrumpetsAndTea CrumpetsAndTea

Harry's cheating... I am sure of it. Let me kill him, let me punch him in his adorable nose

If he is cheating I am leading an army into battle

notinuseanymore notinuseanymore