Oxygen Thief || H.S AU
Harry Styles used to be a happy boy.
He was that type of child who would walk into a room and instantly brighten it with his smile. There was no parent who did not wish to have a son like him, or any child who did not want to become his friend. This joyous personality accompanied him well into his teens, and developed even further, making him the talk of the town. Everybody knew him, everybody liked him, everybody wanted to be him, and he boasted with happiness; his life was an absolute dream.
That was, until his older brother committed suicide.
In an attempt to cope with the loss, his family moves cross-country into a relatively small house in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina. But the unfamiliar faces of the neighborhood, and the constant weight of his loss, do not necessarily help him heal.
During a particularly gloomy day, Harry decides to explore his backyard to clear his head, and accidentally finds a diary hidden in between two rocks at the foot of an oak tree. It has no name, no address, and no other form of identification except for the words "Oxygen Thief" that are engraved in the lower right hand corner of the cover. It seems harmless enough, just a couple of paper sheets bound by leather, but what he does not know is that the words written inside will change his life forever.