what if zayn really was a supernatural being tho. thunder god, dryad, cambion, dhampir. a fallen star. the physical manifestation of an element. an angel on vacation
and like he’s living this life and he loves his family so much and now these four boys so dearly and he is SO WORRIED about being found out, he doesn’t want any of the boys to be scared of him or treat him differently, he keeps catching himself accidentally doing things like healing their scrapes and keeping their tea hot and making other people not care when the band is both late and rowdy
and FINALLY something happens and he does something too celestial to be denied amongst the boys — he heals niall’s knee or liam’s wrist or wills louis’ newest idea for a tattoo into being or grows fruit out of nothing for harry — and he’s prepared for like this solemn confession or something but all the boys are like
… yes and ?? zayn did you think we did not know. zayn you literally refract sunlight. zayn sometimes it is not humanly possible to look upon you. zayn sometimes there is heavenly music from nowhere when you nap. zayn is this what undercover looks like for you. oh no. zayn we know you are holy fire in human form, what did you think all of our fire lyrics were actually about. get it together zayn.