Big Weekend || Dan Howell
A/N: this imagine was requested by @let-it-go-and-live-again! I really like the idea. yeeah body positivity!! btw I added an about me page to my bio in case you want to check it out!
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The sky was cloudy but the air wasn’t too cold. Thousands of people were just hoping that it wouldn’t start raining. I was one of them. I stood there and hoped while my body was made of 60% pure adrenaline by now.
“I can’t wait for them to start!” I had to yell because the crowd of talking people was just so loud.
I smiled at Dan whole heartedly. The huge grin on my face was so big that my cheeks hurt.
“You are cute when you are that excited.” Dan laughed and took my hand in his.
His dimples were showing and just the sight of him made me feel like my heart was going to burst. Although Dan and Phil had stopped doing their radio shows they were still asked to do some interviews at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, an annual music festival.
Dan surprised me by inviting me to come with him. I obviously had to say yes, especially since my favourite band was performing. They were going to enter the stage soon and thousands of excited fans including me and Dan were impatiently waiting for them.
Although Dan was allowed to watch from back stage we decided to mix into the crowd because there was so much audience participation during the band’s concerts.
For a second the crowd grew all silent, then the first fans started screaming. Welcomed by loud cheers and squeals my favourite band ran onto stage. They immediately started with their first song. The air was filled with bursting energy and excitement. I hadn’t felt so alive in a long time.
I started singing my heart out to the songs I had listened to a million times before, but they sounded and felt so different live. When the whole crowd started chanting the chorus of my all time favourite song I jumped up and down, not being able to stop myself from moving and dancing.
“You are damn beautiful, Y/N!” I heard Dan shout into my ear.
I only now realized that he was watching me the whole time and blushed a little bit.
As one of the band’s slow songs sounded from the speakers Dan wrapped his arms around me from behind and we swayed to the music. His broad chest was pressed against my back and he rested his chin on top of my head, kissing my hair now and then.
After the ballade ended I got on my tip toes again in order to be able to watch my favourite band member’s every move.
“Do you know how lucky you are, Dan?” I asked him laughing, pointing out the height difference between us.
Dan was by far one of the tallest people in the crowd and I looked tiny next to him.
“You could sit on my shoulders.” Dan suggested with a wink.
“Dan, everyone behind us would hate us.” I laughed but had to admit that I kinda liked the idea.
“Enter the world of us giants. Just one song.” He pleaded with puppy dog eyes.
I had to admit it sounded tempting. Very tempting actually.
“Okay, but if people start shouting at us it’s all your fault!” I gave in and Dan didn’t really have much convincing to do.
He bent down so I could sit on his shoulders. After I had gotten on top of him I was able to overlook the whole crowd. His head was in between my thighs and I couldn’t stop myself from running my fingers through his soft chocolate brown hair. I crossed my legs behind Dan’s back and he held my thighs for extra stabilization.
Dan and I were enjoying ourselves and I was so happy to have an amazing boyfriend like him.
Just as the song ended and Dan was about to set me down, we were stopped by the band’s drummer and my favourite member.
“Listen everybody! Do you see this pretty girl who got on top of somebody’s shoulders? I want you all to do the same!” he shouted into his microphone and pointed right at me. The crowd started cheering and moving around.
Everybody who was here with somebody followed his instructions. I, on the other hand, had an immensely hard time processing the fact that my favourite band member had just called me pretty!
The heat rushed to my face and my hands started shaking. I felt like my 16-year-old fangirling self again.
“O my god he called me pretty!” I squealed once my feet touched the ground again.
“Because you are!” Dan said with twinkling eyes and made me smile even wider.
I pecked his lips quickly before I faced the stage again. Just as my eyes landed on the drummer again he took off his shirt, revealing his toned chest and perfectly defined abs. The whole female part of the crowd completely lost it. Never before had I heard such high-pitched screams.
A few teenage girls actually looked like they were about to faint. I had to stare at him in awe. I squealed along while he smashed his drums, sweat dripping down his forehead.
“Damn I forgot how hot he is.” I breathed in disbelief and was too busy to notice the look on Dan’s face as those words left my mouth.
I was still jumping up and down like a bouncy ball after the concert had ended. Dan was guiding me backstage with him because I was too busy talking about the concert to concentrate on where I was going.
“I can’t believe that just happened. Best concert ever!” I babbled ecstatically.
“Mhm” Dan mumbled quietly and I was again too excited to notice his resentment.
Back in the hotel we were staying in for the weekend I had calmed down a bit again. After changing out of my sweaty shirt and drinking what seemed like 4 bottles of water I was back to normal.
Since Dan and I were extremely exhausted we decided to go straight to bed. It was only Saturday so we still had the whole of Sunday ahead of us. When I was done with brushing my teeth and exited the bathroom I noticed that Dan was in bed already. I got under his duvet as well and was immediately greeted by his comforting body warmth.
I snuggled up next to him and rested my head on his chest.
“Thank you for taking me with you. I really enjoyed today.” I whispered softly and pecked his pink lips.
With a grin, I decided to deepen the kiss and quickly straddled my surprised boyfriend.
“I thought you said you were tired.” Dan asked raising a brow, teasingly.
“I am never too tired for this.” I breathed seductively.
As soon as those words had come over my lips Dan immediately flipped us over so he was on top. I ran my hands up and down his chest, taking his t-shirt off soon after. He connected our lips again, we didn’t start out slow, it was heated since minute one. The tiredness from before was gone as Dan moved his hips against mine. I couldn’t hold in a silent moan.
“Am I hurting you?” Dan asked suddenly sounding insecure.
I broke the kiss to look at him in confusion. Did he misinterpret my moan?
“Why would you be hurting me? We haven’t even.. you know.“ I asked him confused, looking up at him.
“I thought I crushed you under my weight..” Dan’s words were barely a whisper. He swallowed hard as has face turned the colour of a tomato.
My eyes widened in shock and disbelief.
“Daaann-“ I trailed, waiting for him to tell me he was joking, but he didn’t.
“What are you talking about, Dan?” I wanted to know, scared of his answer.
He got off me and let himself fall down on the bed next to me. I lifted myself up on my elbow to be able to look into his dark brown eyes.
“I- I’m just really heavy. I don’t wanna hurt you.” He explained and I could tell that he was uncomfortable.
“You are way over 6 feet, Dan. How are you supposed to not be heavy?” I argued.
“Yeah sure.” He mumbled unmotivated. My face fell, finally getting what he was implying.
“That’s not what you meant, right?” I breathed totally aghast.
“No.” He whispered and slowly shook his head.
“Why do you suddenly feel like that? You are so beautiful, baby.” I gently traced his biceps, taking in his beauty.
He seemed to quietly ponder for a while before he decided to voice his thoughts.
“I just, I don’t have abs or a toned chest and I’m not that fit and-“ he made himself stop in the middle of his sentence.
He grew all silent. His words brought tears to my eyes. Why didn’t he see how perfect he was?
“You are not saying this because I called that stupid drummer hot today, right?” I tried, but the look on his face at the mention of what I had said earlier totally gave him away.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t think it would make you feel that way. Listen I don’t care if he is hot or not. He will never be you and I love every tiny bit of your body and your soul.” I whispered softly, meaning every word I said.
I cupped Dan’s face with my hands and deeply looked into his eyes. “You are perfect the way you are and I love you more than anything.” I slowly said so he could take in every single word.
Dan blushed and I noticed that a small smile had found its way back onto his face.
“It’s not just about having a fit body, you know that. Now c’mon let me show you how beautiful you are.” I breathed and started leaving kisses all over his chest and neck, straddling him again.