10 seconds || Dan Howell
A/N: this is a little idea I had, it’s something I guess.
Word Count: 1.2K
Keeping a relationship a secret is a good idea, right?
No, not at all.
‘Can’t wait to see you tonight, baby.’
I read Dan’s text message with a huge smile as I stood in front of my closet, trying to figure out what to wear. There were so many options and at the same time there were none.
Dan and I had been dating-ish for two months now without telling anybody. We were afraid of how people would react since nobody would have ever expected us two to get together. We wanted to be sure about this before we told somebody else.
It was a Friday night and Dan’s friends were throwing a party. He invited me to come with him, not as his date though. I was worried about who to talk to tonight since none of my close friends were going and I also didn’t know about how to interact with Dan in public.
I had to park my car a little further away from the house where the party was held at because all of the good parking spots were taken already, signalizing that a lot of people came.
As I walked into the big house so late that Dan must have arrived an hour ago, I immediately spotted him drinking beer with his friends. They were joking about something and laughing out loud from time to time. Since Dan and his friends were by far the most popular and attractive guys in our town a lot of females were surrounding them, trying to start a conversation.
I had to stop myself from smiling at Dan who noticed me the second I walked into the room. He was clearly checking me out in my dress that wasn’t too fancy but he seemed to like it anyway. I also had to stop myself from telling those girls to back off my boyfriend.
Sweaty bodies were dancing to music that was shitty and way too loud. There was alcohol everywhere and people were flirting with strangers while getting drunk. A typical teenager party therefore. Some people just live for weekends like this.
I talked to a few girls that I knew from school. They were updating me on all the recent gossip since I wasn’t good with stuff like that. I never hung out with the ‘cool and scandalous kids’.
“I heard Tiffany tell her friends at school today that she wants to get with Dan tonight.” Jessica, one of the girls I had chemistry class with told me under her breath. I nearly chocked on my drink at her words.
“Dan as in Dan Howell?” I asked her, gritting my teeth while trying to not sound too interested.
“What other Dan is there?” She wanted to know, indirectly answering my question.
Great. Miss Popular was after my guy not knowing that he was already taken. By me!
“Let’s play Truth or Dare” Somebody shouted in between two songs. The response was quite diverse. Some people seemed to really hate the game while others seemed to love it.
“C’mon let’s play.” Jessica excitedly exclaimed, grabbed my arm and dragged me along with her.
“I really don’t wan-“ I was in the middle of saying as she made me sit down on the floor where everybody who was playing was already gathered in a circle.
My eyes suddenly landed on Dan who was sat right opposite me. He didn’t look that comfortable either and I could clearly hear his friend Jason tell him “I bet it will be fun, don’t be so boring!”
There was a little twinkle in Dan’s eyes as he saw me and he raised his eyebrow surprised to see me here. He was looking as handsome as ever. His hair was a little bit curly and he was wearing the black leather jacket that I loved so much on him.
A guy I had never seen around before started spinning an empty glass bottle and it landed right on Jason, making Dan smirk.
“Truth or Dare” the guy asked Jason. He obviously said ‘Dare’ since he was an outgoing guy and up for almost any challenge.
“I dare you to knock on the neighbour’s door in just your underwear and ask him if you can borrow a jar of peanut butter.”
“What the fuck, mate?!” Jason shouted as everybody laughed and some girls giggled.
“What’s wrong with you?” he asked the guy who dared him to do this as he started to take off his shirt, revealing his toned chest.
People started to whistle as Jason walked to the door and opened it wearing nothing but his boxers.
“It’s freezing outside!” he complained as he wrapped his arms around his own body for warmth, shielding his nipples from the cold air of the night.
He quickly ran across the street, as he saw that no car was in sight. The neighbour, a 50 year old man, was not too pleased to see Jason.
“I’m going to call the cops, you dumb pack of teenagers!” he shouted after Jason as he sprinted back into the house after he was obviously denied some peanut butter.
We were laughing our butts off while Jason’s cheeks were bright red from running and embarrassment.
“It will be fun, right?” Dan asked Jason, making me giggle.
We continued playing and after a few rounds the bottle still hadn’t landed on me or Dan. One of Tiffany’s friends was just dared by a guy to take her shirt off was now spinning the bottle in a pink Victoria Secrets bra.
It landed on the devil herself, Tiffany.
“Dare” she said and I already had a weird feeling in my stomach region.
“I dare you to kiss Dan for at least 10 seconds.”
My mouth hung open as I tried to suppress a gasp.
Tiffany was seductively smirking at my boyfriend whose eyes had grown wide in shock. He was taking a quick glance at me. His face spoke of panic as Tiffany said, “A dare is a dare, right?”
With that being said she pressed her lips onto my boyfriend’s, making my heart sink. And those 10 seconds were the hardest 10 seconds of my life.
I swallowed hard although my mouth was completely dry
I tried looking away, but I couldn’t
My blood started to boil as I watched Tiffany eagerly kiss my boyfriend
My cheeks grew bright red as anger filled every inch of my body
I wanted to rip my heart out just so it wouldn’t hurt that much
I wanted to yell for them to stop but I had to sit here in silence
My hands started to shake with anger as they were clenched into fists
My eyes got watery and the first tears were about to spill
I decided to get up and leave, not being able to bear this anymore
Dan pushed Tiffany off his body right before I could get up to leave.
“Y/N is my girlfriend!” he shouted and all eyes suddenly landed on me.