You haven’t seen Dan in about a month or two and that’s quite normal but with your birthday nearing, you seem to be missing him more than ever.
You wake up, throw on one of Dan’s t-shirts and drag your feet across the cold wooden floor over to the kitchen. Making a cup of tea as you hear the signature ring of the iPad as you call Dan over FaceTime. It’s 6 am in London where you are, alone in the flat you and Dan share, which means it’s about 10 pm in LA where the boys have just finished a gig. You sit down in front of the tablet screen, warm mug in hand, and the comforting smell of Dan’s shirt wrapped around your body. You wait for him to answer as your eyes flutter open and closed as you try to keep awake.
“How is it that you manage to look that cute even when you’re falling asleep”
You wake with a slight jolt causing a bit of your tea to spill onto your hand.
“Jesus, Dan. You scared me”
He laughs without an ounce of guilt.
“Sorry, Love. I just miss waking up to those sleepy eyes and that messy hair”
You try and give him a look of disdain for making fun of your hair, but can’t help when your serious look cracks revealing a warm smile and you say “I miss you too”
You both sit and stare at each other for a moment not realizing you aren’t talking until you see a tall lanky figure pop out from behind Dan’s head “Wow look at you two. So in love. My two best mates are just drooling over one another”
You laugh dropping your head into your hand slightly embarrassed.
“Hi Kyle” you say in a tone that gives him the hint that he can leave now.
Kyle leaving the room you ask “So when will you be home? There is a bit of a special occasion coming up”
Dan’s expression changes to a look of embarrassment and guilt.
“I’m so sorry.”
You feel your face turn to a frown. “What is it?”
“We just got a call…from the Ellen show. They want us on next week…”
You give a sigh of disappointment. Next week is your birthday. How could he not be home for your birthday?
“Did I mention Dick got Kelly LeBrock to join us on stage?” He says scratching the back of his neck and giving a wince.
You know you can’t ask him to come home. This is a huge deal and you know how much Dan admires Kelly LeBrock.
“I guess you’re just going to have to make it up to me with extravagant gifts”
Dan gives a grin like a giddy child getting exactly what he wants.
“I promise we’ll celebrate as soon as I’m home! I’ll leave after the show and I’ll be home as soon as I can. Then I’m all yours”
Even though you’re upset you get excited at the thought of him being home.
You hear the guys burst into the room.
As Kyle, Will, and Woody all yell in unison “Heeyy!!!”
Woody grabs Dan’s shoulder trying to keep himself from falling. They’ve definitely been drinking. “Sorry to break up the love fest in here mate, but we’ve got to get going. Dick’s orders.”
Dan agrees and sends the guys off leaving the room quiet once again.
“Sorry, Love. I’ve got to go.” Dan says with a guilty smile.
“You know you’ve said sorry an awful lot in this one conversation” you say raising a brow at the guilty blue eyes staring back at you.
“I know I know. I’m sorry. But I love you! And I miss you. And I can’t wait to see you next week. Sorry I won’t be there for your birthday. I promise I’ll make it up.”
You roll your eyes at the amount of sorrys he just used.
“I love you too. Say goodbye to the younger me because by the time I see you next I’ll be older and far more wise. Who knows maybe I’ll be smart enough to find another boyfriend who doesn’t travel so much” you say jokingly but realize it isn’t helping the situation.
Dan looks down, playing with the laces on his shoe.
“Hey” you say as Dan looks up “I’m going to be fine. Have fun. Get me an autograph from Ms.LeBrock”
Dan smiles and straightens out. “You’ve got it, love. I’ll see you later” he says kissing his hand and placing it on the camera.
You give a laugh but frown a little when you see Dan’s face leave the screen and yours fill it.
Geez, he was right. My hair’s a mess.
You lock the tablet and grab your mug of tea that’s now gone cold.
Hmm. Now what am I going to do for my birthday?
Special thanks to an anon for writing this great piece!!
Normally it’s best to put the dialogue tags such as said, asked, and other things along those lines after the person has spoken, but other than that I thought it was absolutely brilliant!