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Colour || Dan Howell

A/N: I have been planning to post this imagine for over a year now. Yes, I wrote the second part of this story before I even had a Tumblr account. I just waited for the perfect day to upload it. Today was my last day of school. I’m so happy and that’s why this imagine is fluffy af. Summer I’m coming. MASTERLIST

I still remember the day I first saw her. She walked in and brightened up the whole room. She had immediately got my attention. I couldn’t take me eyes off her. Warmth and sunlight seemed to radiate from her body.

“This is Y/N, she is  going to do the chart update from now on” my boss at BBC Radio 1 announced, introducing me and Phil to our new co worker. She was roughly the same age as me.

“I’m Dan, it’s really nice to meet you.” I greeted her with a handshake. She smiled at me, making my heart skip a beat.

The chart update was always right after ‘The Internet Take Over’ that’s why we had to cooperate sometimes. Y/N would come in early from time to time to listen to our radio show. I’d stay longer to listen to hers. We talked during coffee breaks and once in a while I’d meet her on the way to work. I think I had never enjoyed working that much. Talking to her was always the highlight of my day. Whenever I’d hear her soft voice on the radio I’d instantly turn it up and listen in awe. She was funny and whatever left her mouth sounded entertaining.

Let’s just say it was only a matter of time until something would happen, and it did.

“Hey, there emo boy.” Y/N cheerfully greeted me, as I held the door open for her.

She nodded her head, signalizing a thank you, as she walked into the BBC main building.

I followed right after her. She always called me emo boy, because of the black clothes I wear. It was a little joke just between me and her. Once she even talked about the radio show of Phil and emo boy live on air. We climbed the stairs to the third floor together.

“Well, Sugar Sprinkles, how was your weekend?” I asked, walking next to her.

“Sugar Sprinkles, really Dan ?!” She laughed and rolled her eyes. Since she wouldn’t stop calling me emo boy I started to make up cute nicknames for her as well. She focused on the fact that I wore black all the time while I emphasised the fact that she was literally sunshine on legs.

“Is Honey Bunny better ?” I asked with a cheeky smirk, as we had reached the second floor.

“No !” she shouted, shaking her head. There was still a smile on her lips though.

“What are you doing today in the evening, Bubble Pancakes ?”

We had reached our floor. ‘The Internet Take Over’ was going to start in about 15 minutes. I hadn’t really thought about my question before talking. I had only concentrated on finding another stupid nickname. I guess my subconsciousness must have acted. Instead of complaining about Bubble Pancakes she stopped walking.

“Wait, is emo boy asking me to go on a date with him ?” she giggled, raising an eyebrow.

I could have said no. But I didn’t.

That’s the story of how I met and started dating the love of my life.

“That day was probably the best day of my life.” I told Y/N, reminiscing. The date I asked her out for that day wasn’t our last. We have been in a relationship for over a year now. It was about 5pm and we were snuggled up on the couch in the lounge. Her head rested against mine and she counted the birthmarks on my neck and face. Right now she couldn’t stop giggling at my ‘sad dimple’.

“I love you, Bubble Pancakes.” I whispered, interrupting her laughter with a kiss. Yes, that nickname stayed. She’d always roll her eyes or sigh whenever I used it but she also couldn’t help smiling like an idiot.

“I finished counting, emo boy. You have exactly 13 birthmarks and two incredibly adorable dimples. Let’s do something else now!”

She started running without a warning. She just took off, my hand intertwined with hers. I tried keeping up with her now fast pace. That was one thing my incredibly long legs were good for.

“Isn’t the sunset beautiful.” she shouted even though I was standing right next to her. I just nodded looking towards the giant source of light. What was up with that girl? 30 minutes ago we were cuddling on the sofa and now we were exploring a huge field outside of town. How could she go from making out with me to 'Let’s go on an adventure’ in the matter of seconds ?

She finally stopped running once we reached the middle of the field. We were both surrounded by knee high grass. The sky showed various colours and the last rays of sunshine lighted up both of our faces.

“You should wear more colours.” she whispered, resting her head against my chest. She was obviously referring to my choice of always wearing black clothes.

“It’s finally summer, Dan.” she breathed and kissed my pale face.

“I know you think it’s hot when I wear black.” I smirked, totally ignoring her last statement.

She couldn’t help but grin just because she knew that I was right. Instead of laughing with her I grew silent and thought about what she had said. What if it was finally summer and not just literally but metaphorically ? I had a best friend, after 18 years without one. My job was not a job but a hobby of mine. And the girl that brightens up every room was in was my girlfriend. I was not another sad story. I could even sing along to happy bubble gum pop songs without feeling like I’m lying. I have left all those sad teenage years behind.

I noticed that she was staring at me. Suddenly I wrapped my long arms around her body and kissed her with all the freshly built up hope. It was like she erased every dark moment, every 'I hate myself’, every failure, every 'you are not good enough’. She erased all those moments and replaced them with bursting light. Our lips parted and I was overwhelmed by the emotions I felt.

“You are right. It’s finally summer.”

“I bet red would look good on you.” she laughed, as I looked towards the sunset.

“Even if I start wearing colours, you’d still be the most colourful thing in my life.”  

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