What if Dan was the only one who liked boys?
The defensive stage of 2012 came from everyone’s newfound Phan comments, which made him scared since he wasn’t comfy with himself yet
All the subtle little flirting moments come from Phil loving to tease him since he knows and is totally okay with it
They moved in together in the first place because Dan finally had found someone who he was comfy with and who was comfy with him in return (bonus: to act as a boyfriend when he goes to clubs and doesn’t wanna get hit on)
Dropping hints throughout his videos and livestreams, knowing we would be okay with it and starting to be okay with it too
And now he’s embracing himself, starting to break the gender roles he use to be against flaunting, like painting his nails and being open with his attractions and wearing whatever he wants
And Phil is his best friend, cheering him on and smiling with that gentle smile of his as he watches him grow into who he’s always wanted to be.