My brother’s best friend || D.H.
A/N: This was a lovely request that I can 100000% relate to. If my brother and his friends ever find my blog than I never wrote this 😏
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It was freezing outside and I was shivering although I was wearing a beanie and a thick woollen scarf. Today of all days the school bus had broken down and I was left in the cold when all I wanted was to just get home. I unlocked my phone and dealt my brothers number, thankfully he picked up right away.
“What’s up little sister?” Phil greeted me, he clearly sounded stressed.
“Hey, could you pick me up? I think there is a problem with the bus’s engine and I’d freeze to death if I walk all the way home.”
“I’m on my way to this meeting. I told you it’s today, didn’t I? Sorry, sis, I can’t pick you up right now.” Phil indeed sounded immensely sorry.
“Oh yah, I forgot. Then I will just have to walk.” I said with little motivation. It was surely going to take me about two hours.
“I’ll call Dan. I’m sure he can get you, he’s coming over today anyway.”
Dan. Just the mention of his name made my heart beat faster. I had a huge crush on my elder brother’s best friend. Super cliché, I know. But how could I not crush on such a guy?
I will never tell Phil how I feel about his best friend. He would make it obvious and probably embarrass me in front of him. The chances of Dan liking me back were -11%. Do guys ever go for their friend’s little sister? I don’t think so. At least Dan doesn’t.
“Hop in” Dan told me, as I opened the door to his car.
“Thanks for picking me up.” I shyly smiled at him as I got in.
“I wouldn’t want you to freeze to death. Phil would have killed me if I left you here.” Dan laughed before he started driving again.
Why do guys look 100 times more attractive when driving? I could literally feel my level of nervousness rise by the second. Never had I been all alone with Dan before.
“So, how was school?” he asked me, keeping his eyes on the road.
I was glad that he decided to break the silence since I was horrible at starting a conversation.
“You are seriously asking me that?” I grinned as he laughed a little.
“Right, it was as boring as always.” Dan answered for me instead.
I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement. Dan took a quick glance at me and shot me a smile.
“Phil said you are staying over today?” I wanted to make sure that I heard him correctly.
“Yup, I hope you don’t mind.”
“Why would I?” I blushed a bit as I said that and hoped he wouldn’t see it.
It was getting pretty warm in the car so I took of my beanie and totally messed up my hair while doing so. It must have looked totally dishevelled because Dan was goofily grinning.
“Well, that’s a look.” He joked as I tried to quickly fix my hair.
“Shut up.” I groaned in embarrassment.
We continued to make small talk and joked around until we arrived at home.
“Thanks again, Dan.” I emphasised after we had both gotten out of the car and I unlocked the front door.
I didn’t know when Phil was going to get back from his meeting, I just knew that I was alone with Dan until then. Normally he would have come over later, but because of the circumstances he was here already. It was just me and him. Just us two. Alone in this house.
I threw my school bag into the corner the second I walked in.
“Looks like you are spending the afternoon with me. I’m the cooler Lester anyway.” I grinned as we both got rid of our coats and boots.
I always get super excited whenever my brother invites Dan over, being alone with him made my heart race and I had to stop my hands from trembling by taking a few deep breaths.
“So, that’s your room. I feel like the last time I was in here there were Barbie dolls all over the floor.” Dan told me, having followed me into my room. He was examining the pictures and posters that decorated my walls.
“You are definitely exaggerating.” I laughed “Do you wanna order pizza and play video games?” I asked Dan and as soon as those words had left my mouth his eyes lit up.
Ten minutes later we were sat in front of the TV, both holding a controller.
“Why are so good at this?” Dan asked me. He was clearly impressed and surprised.
“Who do you think plays these games with Phil when you are not here.” I answered, trying not to give away the fact that I was very much enjoying Dan’s admiration.
This afternoon was all I had ever hoped for. I have always been a bit jealous of Phil and everybody else who could see Dan whenever they wanted to. Now I was finally spending some time with him and it was going incredible well.
“You are going down, Howell.” I exclaimed halfway through the game. I was certain that I was going to win.
“You actually think you can stand a chance against me? That’s cute.” He said as if he was talking to a toddler and ruffled my hair.
“Dan! You messed my hair up again.” I complained as I tried to fix it for the second time today.
“Honestly, nothing can beat the way your hair looked in my car today.” He admitted, smirking.
I like to wear beanies okay? I prefer being warm over beautiful.
“Don’t be mean!” I whined and playfully hit his left shoulder.
“I said it’s a look. That’s a compliment!” Dan threw his hands up in defence and grinned at me like a fool.
“Okay, then stop flirting with me.” I told him jokingly, probably taking it a little bit too far in an attempt to be funny. He must’ve thought I’m a total loser. To my utter surprise, he blushed. I made Daniel Howell blush!
“I wasn’t trying to flirt with you.” He stuttered wide eyed. His cheeks were still red and he wasn’t concentrating on the game anymore.
“I know.” I assured him. The rush of excitement slowly vanished as I could feel my heart sink. Of course, he wouldn’t flirt with me. I knew that. Why would I expect anything else?
“Yeah, you’re Phil’s sister. I would never.” Dan babbled, trying to make it sound like he was totally revolted about the idea of me and him together.
“I know.” I repeated awkwardly, trying my best to not sound hurt.
“Can we continue-“ I started but Dan cut me off.
“Like, I would never. Phil would hate me - or even kill me. It’s not like I’m interested in you. And you are definitely not into me, right?” He rambled. It seemed like he was trying to convince himself instead of talking to me.
He didn’t even give me the time to answer before he was thinking out loud again.
“You are off limits. One just doesn’t kiss one’s best friend’s sister. Even if I wanted to which I certainly don’t and-“ He stopped himself in the middle of his sentence. His eyes were burning into my skin. We just stared at each other for a second before his lips crashed down on mine.
He was eagerly kissing me, stabilizing my head with his hand. I kissed back, like I had kissed him a million times before. This had to be a dream, right? Suddenly I wasn’t thinking anymore, it was like my brain had shut down and my heart and emotions had taken over. My inside was tingling, and I was nearly bursting with joy.
It was a quick but intense kiss and after we broke apart I was overwhelmed with what had just happened. Did Dan just actually kiss me?
“Didn’t you say you weren’t flirting with me and that you certainly don’t want to kiss me?” I asked Dan and although I wanted to tease him, I had an extremely huge smile on my face.
“Yeah, that wasn’t exactly true. I was just trying to convince myself, but honestly kissing you is worth getting killed by your brother.” Dan was smiling too and shyly scratching the back of his head.
I just stared at him like a fool and he stared right back. We were both wearing big smiles and I was already fantasizing about kissing him again.
“Don’t tell Phil, but I -“ Dan started, but he was interrupted.
“Don’t tell Phil what?” Phil himself asked with raised eyebrows as he entered the room, looking at Dan and then at me.