Words » Niam Dystopian AU (*hiatus*)
"Actions speak louder than words."
In the world fifteen-year-old Liam Payne lives in, this expression is not used. In fact, few people know what words are at all. Everyone communicates telepathically, and there's no need for a spoken language. There, words are forbidden.
Liam is content with this - it's the only thing he's ever known, after all - until he meets Niall, a boy his age who has a big secret: he can speak. He can form words, something no one has done for hundreds of years. Something that could get him killed if anyone found out.
Liam finds himself captivated by the boy, who makes him want to learn words, too. But is it worth it?
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