"HI! I had just sent an ask and no,it wasn't Ripple. There were parts where Dan was 7 years old and on vacation if that helps. And I think he almost drowned? They talked about each others eyes a lot too" I think this is saviour by howellight on ao3
Dan Howell is 13 when he first meets Phil Lester.
He was on vacation with his mum and brother when Phil saved him from drowning.
Dan thought that true love at first sight is real just from looking into those bright blue eyes.
Those bright blue eyes that he can’t ever get out of his mind.
Those bright blue eyes that he thought that he would never see again after his vacation ended.
Even after 7 years, He still thinks about that beautiful boy who saved his life.
He thought that he wouldn’t ever see him again.
But then He does, when Phil saves his life once more.