Excuse Me? (Dan Howell x Reader)
Anonymous: Can you do a request when a girl walks in the store and her ex has been following her. She bumps into Dan. And since Dan is v tall and she’s shorter. She excuses herself and then awkwardly hugs him, burying her face into his chest, apologizing simultaneously. She just wants to hide away from her ex xD
A/N: Thank you so much for the request! It’s so cute! I hope you enjoy it, lovely anon!! xx
Warnings: creepy ex
“So, (Y/N), are you doing anything tonight?” your ex-boyfriend asked, leaning against the Starbucks’ counter.
You clutched your iced coffee nervously and bit your lip. This was the last man you wanted to be talking to right now. You had ended it with him over two months ago but every now and then he would drunk text you, asking for a hundredth chance. Today, you ran into him at the Starbucks outside of the bookstore you worked at.
“I, uh, I’m meeting someone today. Now, actually, I gotta go,” you started walking out of the coffee store before you even finished.
“Some other time then,” you heard him shout after you. You didn’t bother turning around or responding. You swiftly made your way down the pavement, heading towards the market.
Work faced you with an uncooperative customer today so running into HIM hadn’t improved your mood at all. You were going to pick up a fresh loaf of bread and some wine to try and relax tonight when you got home.
You stopped outside of the market to look at the succulents on display when an unpleasant sight caught your attention out of the corner of your eye. You slowly turned your head to see your ex, meandering in your direction. Quickly, you entered the market hoping to lose him in the aisles.
You couldn’t believe this. You just couldn’t. As you walked past the pasta aisle, you noticed him again. You had to do something to deter him, and fast. Turning into the spice aisle, you noticed a tall, curly-haired man staring confused at a jar of thyme. Mustering up as much courage as possible, you strode towards him.
“Excuse me?” you said timidly, tugging at the sleeve of his dark sweater. You swallowed nervously for he was much taller, and very handsome, up close.
“Oh, hi,” he said, a sideways grin on his face. A shadow of a dimple showed on his cheek. A soft blush crept its way onto your cheeks.
“If its not too much to ask, I need your help. Its… Its my ex. He’s following me and…” As you were talking, the man had been glancing over your head and noticed the ex in question. By the way your ex looked at you, the man couldn’t deny it was him.
Before you could finish talking, the man pulled you into his chest, letting out a cheeky laugh and saying loud enough for your ex to hear, “I’ve been waiting for you, love!”
Your heart began to race as you clung to his sweater. You were incredibly grateful that he had caught on and that you could trust him. Unexpectedly, you felt the man press his lips to the top of your head. “Thank you,” you whispered.
The man released you and took a step back. You drooped a little at his absence. He was very warm and he smelled of mint and coffee. “Anytime. I’m Dan, by the way.”
You felt embarrassed that you hadn’t even introduced yourself. “I’m (Y/N),” you replied shyly. “Thank you, again and I’m incredibly sorry if I imposed.”
Dan shook his head and placed a hand on your shoulder. You looked up into his chestnut eyes and smiled softly. “Don’t be sorry at all. I’m glad I could help.”
You nodded softly and Dan let his hand linger, taking it away slowly. You noticed a blush forming on his cheeks as well. “I better get my things and head home. Thank you, Dan.” With that, you turned and quickly made your way down the aisle.
“(Y/N),” Dan called after you. An electric chill went down your spine at the sound of your name coming from his lips. You turned around to see him striding toward you, nervously chewing his lip. “Would you want an escort home? You know, in case that guy follows you again?”
You hadn’t thought that far ahead and of the possibility of that happening. You smiled broadly at Dan before saying, “I would very much appreciate that, thank you. How could I ever repay you?”
“No need, (Y/N), no need. I’m happy to help. I couldn’t bear to think of what might happen to you…” he trailed off and cleared his throat, looking at the floor.
“Would you like to join me for dinner tonight?” you blurted out, surprised by your proposition. “I’m picking up some wine and bread and planned on making some Alfredo tonight. Of course, if you have other plans I understand but I just want to repa…” you stammered nervously.
“I would love to,” Dan interrupted, smiling softly down at you. “So, about that wine?”
You giggled and turned to head towards the wine aisle, planning on letting Dan pick it out. He fell in step next to you, his scent filling your nostrils and comforting you. Dan hesitantly placed an arm around your shoulders, looking around cautiously. You smiled to yourself. Although you had only known him for mere minutes, you felt incredibly safe.
A/N: I’m sorry its so short but I hope you liked it! I changed it just the slightest bit from the request! xx