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The Cat Whiskers come from within

Blurb: One marriage proposal on You now leads to unimaginable things

A/N: Don’t even know where I got the inspiration for this one, it just flew you know?

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“Hey guys! Am I here, can you all hear me?” Phil asks awkwardly, sat cross legged on the sofa in front of his Mac book, “Well I take it from the comments you can all see me” he laughs, scrolling down and reading out names, he comes along a question and reads it out, processing what it says as he reads it

“Will you marry me?” he says out loud, “Who says that?” he asks as the chat speeds up and he misses the username

“Well apparently I’m marrying someone” he laughs, “So what did I do this week, Dan went to Sweden, yes he had a secret thing on in Sweden that I’m not allowed to tell you guys about yet, it’ll all be revealed soon though” he adds some hand gestures in and giggles with his tongue between his teeth

He spends almost half an hour answering questions and chatting with his viewers before it happens again

“Will you marry me?” he reads out again, hardly processing the request, “Wow I’m getting a lot of proposals today aren’t I” he says, “We can have a massive wedding with all of us”

It happens twice more, each time he misses the username and brushes it off but then he reads the question out again

“Will you marry me says Da-“ he stops, his eyes going wide and he swallows uncomfortably, “Dan” he shouts across the apartment, waiting for the usual frustrated groan and trudge of steps across the hallways

“What” Dan asks, poking his head around the door, his cheeks slightly more flushed then usual and his hands white and wavering

“I think someone has hacked your Younow” Phil says, ignoring the explosion in the chat

“Really? I’ll go sort it out” Dan replies quickly, noping out and leaving the room swiftly

Phil frowns and shakes his head, returning to his video.

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That evening Phil is making pasta when Dan re-appears from his room, still seemingly uncomfortable in his boyfriend’s presence

“Dan, what’s wrong with you, you were acting so weird earlier” Phil says slowly, holding his shoulders to look directly into his eyes, “You’re freaking me out a bit, have I done something wrong?”

“No” Dan says quickly, pulling away and getting drinks

“Alright then” Phil says, feeling slightly hurt but brushing it off, “Well did you sort out your account being hacked earlier?” he asks, turning back to his cooking

“Nope”

“Well what are you going to do about it then?”

“Nothing”

“Dan, what the hell are you on about, if they’re on your Younow then they know your Facebook as well!” Phil says, his voice raising slightly as he gets increasingly frustrated, “You know you are acting so weird, what’s wrong, are you breaking up with me or something?”

At this Dan’s head shoots up and catches Phil’s stare

“Oh my God you are aren’t you” Phil says, begging his welling eyes not to cry, “Oh my God I’m so sorry” he continues, feeling the first tears fall from his eyes, “Shit what did I do?”

“No, no please, no I’m not” Dan says quickly, gripping onto Phil’s forearms and pulling them together, resting his head on his boyfriends shoulder, “No, never, I love you, please stop I love you”

“Then what is it then” Phil asks, feeling his voice breaking with every sentence

Dan takes a deep breath and puts his head in his hands

“Please don’t make me do it now” he says quietly

Phil looks his boyfriend in the eyes, still feeling his eyes swelled from the crying but seeing Dan’s matching and feeling less bad

“Okay” he says nodding, “I’m not hungry, come to bed?”

They lie together for hours, wrapped up, neither asleep nor awake, until morning.

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“Dan?” Phil asks quietly, “I’m going out, I won’t be long, will you be okay on your own?”

Dan rubs his sleep filled eyes, opening them to see his room mate stood next to him fully dressed, he grabs Phil’s t-shirt and pulls him down far enough for their lips to connect in a short, sweet kiss

“Hurry back” he murmurs, closing his eyes and turning over to go back to sleep.

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He wakes up nearly three hours later and jumps up, looking at the time and swearing loudly

“Shit, I’m meeting PJ” he mutters, pulling on his black skinny jeans and grabbing his grey, long sleeved top from the bottom of Phil’s bed, he grabs his phone from the charger and locks the door on his way out.

It takes him ten minutes to catch a bus and arrive in the centre of town

“You’re late Howell” PJ says with a laugh

“Only by half an hour” Dan replies, looking at his watch, “Sorry, you didn’t wait long did you?”

“Nah, I got coffees from the Starbucks” he says gesturing to the store behind him and handing over the steaming beverage, “So where are we headed?”

Dan leads him down several winding paths till they reach a small jewelers, painted a vibrant red compared to the grey of London

“You’re buying me a ring?” PJ says jokingly, nudging his friend in the arm and grinning cheekily at him

“Shut up” Dan blushes, “I needed you to help me pick”

“Well do you have any idea what you’re looking for?”” PJ asks sighing as Dan shrugs, looking intently at the floor

The two boys walk in the be greeted by a bored looking teenager

“Can I help you with anything” she asks rolling blue tack back and forth across the desk

“I’m looking for a ring for my boyfriend” Dan says confidently, feeling PJ’s supportive hand on his back, the girl looks up and smiles briefly

“Any vague ideas?” she asks

“Simple” Dan replies, “Silver I guess, maybe with something inscribed on it?”

“Well I’ve got a couple round the back, one second” she says, going behind a curtain and returning several seconds later with four small boxes, she opens them all and carefully puts them on the desk, “is there a price range?” she asks, looking up

“Not particularly”

“Alright” she picks up the first box and presents it to the two men in front of her, they look at it carefully and Dan shakes his head

“Too big” he says

The girls shrugs and puts it away, handing his the second box

“I like the box but this one is too thin, I want like a band, but not a massive one” Dan says looking up and frowning, “Do you know what I mean?”

The girl smiles suddenly,

“So you want this box but a thinner ring” she says quietly, looking deep in thought, “You know what, I have the perfect thing”

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“I’m home” Dan shouts as he shuts the door and kicks off his shoes, he is taking off his coat as he turns around, only to be pushed up against the wall by his boyfriend

“I love you” Phil whispers as they embrace

“I love you too” Dan replies frowning but wrapping his arms loosely around Phil’s waist, “What’s gotten into you?”

“I dunno, I thought you were mad at me and then I made a fool of myself yesterday when I thought you were breaking up with me and I just, I feel bad, so I wanted you to know how much I love you”

Dan smiles and laughs slightly

“You didn’t make a fool of yourself you twit” he says, connecting their lips briefly

“I made dinner” Phil says as they pull away

“Did you? What are we having?”

“It’s a surprise”

Phil drags Dan through into the living room where there are two bowls of pasta laid out on the table, across from each other

“Red Chair” Dan says jokingly, sitting down

Phil laughs and sits opposite, linking their legs as they eat

“Why did you cook, I thought we were ordering pizza tonight?” Dan asks as he twirls spaghetti on his fork

“Well” Phil says nervously, “I wanted to ask you something”

He swallows, his hand playing with something in his pocket as he finishes his food

“Dance with me” Dan interrupts, turning on Spotify to Toxic and pulling Phil to his feet, twirling his stupidly around the room till they’re both in fits of laughter, “Are you calmer now?” Dan mutters into Phil’s shoulder, smiling as the smaller boy nods slowly

The pull to a stop in the middle of the room, Dan plays with the ring box in his pocket, smiling as he watches Phil clearly doing the same in his front pocket

“Dan” Phil says slowly

“Phil” Dan replies laughing cheekily

“I love you”

“Thank you”

“Shut up” Phil says laughing and blushing slightly, “I just, I really love you and I never want to leave you”

“I feel the same which is why…”

“Stop, I wanna ask first” Phil says

“But…” Dan is interrupted by a hand on his mouth

“Let me say it?” Phu=il asks pouting

Dan makes a gesture indicating Phil can talk

“You’re my best friend and the love of my life Dan” Phil says, his eyes locked on his boyfriends, “Will you marry me?” he asks, getting down on one knee and pulling the ring out of his pocket

“Only if you will marry me” Dan replies, pulling his ring box out and kneeling down next to Phil, Phil smiles widely, dropping his ring and cupping Dan’s cheeks, kissing him sweetly as they shift to get comfortable on the floor

“I love you so fucking much” Dan says as he pulls away to breathe

They sit down on the floor and put the rings on each others fingers,

“Look on the inside” Phil says nervously, Dan takes off his ring and holds it up to the light, seeing the engraving

“Cat whiskers” Dan laughs, “I love it” he sits and looks at it for several minutes, smiling to himself until he looks up at Phil, “Look inside yours”

“If this says placenta I’m going to kill you” Phil says as he slides off his ring, he laughs and hugs Dan tightly as he sees the matching whiskers, “How did you know?”

“I know everything about you” Dan says laughing, “Oh, and PJ seemed awfully keen when I suggested the whiskers so I thought I should probably go with it”

“Damn I love you” Phil laughs again as he kisses his fiancé sweetly, pulling them together once more.

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Four Day Week
it’s a four day week
keeping saying it
it’s a four day week
and soon monday
will by thursday
but not soon enough
and it is still morning
more coffee please
i need to time warp
a few days
because i am still
in a lazy sunday
state of mind
and time drags
like this poem.