My brother’s best friend || 3 D.H.
A/N: HERE’S THE THIRD PART! i’m glad my brother is not that overprotective tbh haha.
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The door was pushed open. The sudden light hurt my eyes. After they had adjusted to the stinging brightness I could clearly see my brother’s angry expression.
“What the hell are you doing?” He shouted wide eyed, staring at the both of us.
It was more than obvious what Dan was here for. He still had one arm slung around my waist and we were awfully close.
I blushed in embarrassment and just wanted to hide behind Dan’s tall figure, but we had to talk this out. I guess I should’ve talked to Phil about this early but I never thought that there was a chance that Dan felt the same way. Now it was too late and my brother had to find out that his little sister and his best friends had feelings for each other the hard way.
“Phil, I’m sorry. I should’ve told you about my crush on Dan.” I apologized, but Phil ignored me.
His eyes had gone cold and he was glaring at Dan. Full on death glare.
“Mate, we didn’t know this was gonna happen-“ Dan started before he got cut off by Phil.
“Get your hands off my sister.” He hissed. I never thought that Phil Lester, the angle on earth, could be that threatening.
“Woah, hey Phil calm-“
“I said get away from her.” Phil growled, causing, me to unwillingly take a few steps away from Dan.
I swallowed hard, I had never imagined Phil to be that mad.
“What makes you think that you can just fool around with my little sister!” he shouted, completely forgetting that I was in the room.
“I asked you to pick her up from school, not to sneak in her room at night!”
The two boys were now dangerously close. Phil was intimidating like I had never seen him before.
“Could you please calm down. We are just two people who like each other okay?” Dan didn’t take a step back although his best friend was nearly pushing him.
At the mention of “we” Phil seemed to realise that I existed too.
“So you like him.” He questioned me unbelievingly and the look on his face made me wish to be able to deny his statement.
Instead I simply nodded and took a step towards Dan again. The tall brown haired boy was about to take my hand in his, but he stopped in the middle of his tracks as my brother cleared his throat as a warning.
“When were you gonna tell me that you are fucking around with my little sister, Howell?”
Phil would normally make sure not to use explicit language, but he really didn’t seem to care anymore.
“I wasn’t fucking around with her, mate!” Dan complained, getting mad as well. Their chests were by now nearly touching and I was scared that one of them would eventually hurt the other.
Both of their eyes were formed into slits as the air was full of tension.
“No? Well then what were you doing? In the middle of the night in my sister’s room?” Phil acted like he was thinking hard, provoking Dan even more.
“Look, we just found out we like each other today. It’s not like we have been hiding this from you for months.” Dan explained in an attempt to calm Phil down.
I was really thankful for the fact that Dan always keeps a clear head no matter how heated the situation may be.
“I don’t care, okay? She is still my little sister.” Phil shouted as his angriness reached another peak.
“Yes, but she is also old enough to date whoever she wants to date!” Dan retorted, wrapping his left arm around my waist. This time not even Phil’s death glare could stop him.
I blushed when Dan mentioned the dating part. He actually wanted to date me. He wanted to be my boyfriend. If the situation hadn’t been that awful I would’ve jumped around with glee.
“She can date, but not you.” Phil hissed with so much finality in his voice that it was scary.
My eyes widened in shock. As I grasped the meaning of his words. He was forbidding our relationship in all honesty.
“That’s not fair!” I shouted outraged.
Dan was right, I was old enough to make my own decisions.
“You are right. Well sometimes the world just isn’t fair, okay? Dan needs to keep his dirty hands of you!”
“He is your best friend. You’d give up your left leg for him, but as soon as he shows any interest in me you suddenly act like he is your archenemy.” I retorted. Phil wasn’t making any sense. He just couldn’t deal with the fact that I had my own life.
“I said no, Y/N. “
“Phil, you can’t stop us from being together. I really like her, I don’t see what’s problem with that.”
Dan was desperate by now. We had never thought that it would be that difficult.
“My problem is that you two dating is not a good idea. You are older than her, you are way more experienced than her, I know your history with girls as well as your intentions and she is my little sister after all! She’s a taboo for you. Got it?” Phil growled his words were final and we knew that nothing we could say could change his mind. Not now. He needed time.
Dan opened his mouth to say something, not giving up that easily but I stopped him by squeezing his hand that I was still holding.
“Thank you for trying, Dan. I don’t think fighting more now would change something. Let’s talk tomorrow.” I whispered, deeply looking into his chocolate brown eyes.
Dan’s eyes softened as he nodded.
“I should leave, shouldn’t I?” he asked.
Before I could answer Phil had already shouted “Yes!”
10 minutes later Dan’s car left our drive way. It was around midnight and I wished he could stay, but I don’t think this house could bare that much tension. I watched him make his way down the road from the kitchen window until his car took a scarp left turn and wasn’t to be seen anymore.
I felt exhausted like I had just worked out for ten straight hours. I was worn out. After the high I felt because of being with Dan I felt dull now.
I let myself fall on my bed face first and couldn’t stop the tears from coming anymore. The hot salty water ran down my cheeks. Dan had feelings for me. He wanted to be my boyfriend but Phil ruined it all. Why was my brother suddenly so overprotective? There was no reason to act like that!
I decided to finally call one of my best friends. She was good at giving advice and she had already helped me with a lot of relationship questions. She was also the only one I had talked about Dan with, she knew I had a major crush on him.
She picked up after it ran a few times, sounding tired. I had probably woken her up and immediately regretted my decision to call her because I felt so bad.
“What’s up?” I heard her say but I couldn’t answer instead I sobbed into the speaker of my phone.
“Y/N, are you okay?” she sounded far more awake now.
I wished she could see me nod so I wouldn’t have to speak. Eventually, I stuttered a few words and she seemed to understand.
“I’ll be at your house in ten minutes.”
Just like she promised her car stopped in the drive way ten minutes later to get me. Since my room was on the ground floor I only had to climb out my window, no heights or jumping involved. I needed to have a long talk and comforting words as well as ice cream right now.
When she started driving to her house I was glad to distance myself from my brother who I normally loved to bits….
“Dan, where is she?!”
Phil shouted into his phone at 1 am. He couldn’t find a way to sleep after being so harsh and rude to his sister and his best friend. He just wanted to apologize, but when he walked into her room it was completely empty.
“Y/N, obviously.” Phil snarled, getting nervous.
“Have you checked her bed?”
“She is not home.”
“Well, she is not at my place either!” Dan couldn’t keep his voice down.