Youtuber AU where Simon is a daily vlogger and Baz has no idea
what his roommate is always filming.
Classes are about to start next week and since I didn’t like the idea of living in the dorm, I’ve been looking at flats the whole morning. I’m hoping this one will be better than the previous two, since it’s close to the university, close enough that I can walk there.
I arrive and knock at the door. It takes a while but suddenly the door opens, and I can’t seem to be able to breath.
The guy standing at the door has soft curls and few moles on his face, he’s beautiful. He also has a questioning look on his face, like he doesn’t know why I’m here.
“Uh…hello, can I help you?” Fuck, he really doesn’t know. I called him two days ago.
“Simon Snow right? I came to check the room that you want to rent?” Moron.
He’s looking really embarrassed now “Oh…it’s already 11am? I’m so sorry, I lost track of time” I roll my eyes at that.
He lets me in, he’s blushing and saying some excuse, but I am not really listening. The living room is a mess, there are some boxes in the table, and a tripod with a camera in front of the couch, I want to ask what he’s been doing with that but I decide not to.
When Snow shows me the room, he’s still blushing for some reason and it looks great on him.
Two days before classes start, Fiona helps me bring my stuff up, and Snow insists on helping. She’s telling him a ridiculous story that happened a few years ago, and I just roll my eyes, of course she had to embarrass me in front of him, he’s laughing now and I realize a few seconds later that I’m staring.
Fiona gives me a knowing look, before she leaves.
When I’m bringing my last box from the living room, Snow comes from his door too and he’s talking, and at first I think he’s talking to someone on the phone, but he’s holding a camera and pointing it at himself. I raise one eyebrow, do I really want to ask what he’s doing?
When he notices me looking, he stops and starts blushing. “Sorry… Didn’t know you were here” and just leaves in a rush.
A few days pass and I barely see him in the flat. Sometimes one of his friends comes to fetch him, and he doesn’t come back until night, like today. I’m sitting, reading a book on the couch, when he arrives.
He’s holding a camera with his mouth, and has grocery bags in his arms. Perhaps I should help him, but I prefer to watch the stupid face he’s doing, like he’s surprised to see me here, again.
He drops everything in the counter and does something to his camera, wait was that recording? “Baz! How you’ve been? Didn’t know you were here.”
I roll my eyes, “You do know that I live here now, right?”
“Sorry, I just had so much to do today, had a project that took way longer to film than I was expecting.”
A few weeks have passed and Snow is still a mystery to me, he spends a lot of time outside of the house, so I think he goes to classes somewhere, and where he goes his camera goes too. I’m pretty sure he filmed me a few times now.
I think that today he’s doing something in the living room, there’s a tripod in there just like the first day I came here, and he kept asking me if I was going to the library, like I usually do every week on Saturday.
Snow wants me out of the apartment, and I’m determined to see why, so instead of staying in the library, I decide to just go and get my books.
I’m at the door and I can hear him talking, so I try to open the door as quietly as I can.
Snow has is laptop in the coffee table and he’s talking to his camera again, and his face is in the computer too. I realize that I can see myself in the background, the moment he stops in the middle of a sentence, frowning at the screen “You want to know who that is? Oh yeah thats Baz” and freezes.
“What the fuck are you doing?” I ask him, because he’s talking about me, and there seems to be a chat going on the screen.
“Sorry guys, gotta go for today, see you all soon!” and shuts down the chat thing.
“What was that?” He’s looking really embarrassed, and I should stop admiring the way he’s looking right now, with his eyes closed.
He takes a deep breath “I’m… a youtuber, I’m sorry I should have told you sooner.”
Oh. Of course. That explains the cameras, ”Why didn’t you?”
“People don’t really like it, they think it’s weird that I’m talking to a camera.”
“Well, It does look weird.” It really does, but at least now everything is starting to make sense.
“I tried to film as much as I can outside the house, so I wouldn’t bother you, but I really needed to film inside today” He’s looking sadly at his hands.
“Look Snow, if that’s your thing it’s fine, I don’t mind it as long as you don’t leave those tripods all over the place” because he keeps stumbling on them.