Across The World || Dan Howell

Dan and Phil move into a bigger apartment because they decided to take in an exchange student. Meanwhile, Avery is on her way to London to meet her host family, who happens to be Dan and Phil. What happens when she gets there is more than she expected.

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22. A New Home

Chapter 19

"A New Home"

Author's Note

Just to clarify, Dan and Avery have known each other for over a year and have been dating for a little over 10

months :) xx

Avery's POV

I was sitting in a chair by the window in Dan and Phil's room. They were both kneeling on the floor in front of me, but I didn't look them in the eye. I just stared out the window and watched the rain fall.

"Avery...", Phil said.

"Avery, what's wrong?", Dan asked.

"It's...um...it's Maura", I said, continuing to look out the window.

"What's wrong with Maura? She seems like a nice lady", Phil said.

"It's not her. It's...it's her daughter...", I said.

"No...it's not...", Dan began to say.

"Yes. Yes it is", I said, finally looking them in the eye.

Dan got up and walked out of the room. Phil and I just gave each other confused looks. We both got up and went to Dan and Phil's room. There we found Dan running around the room frantically with his open suitcase on his bed.

"Dan, what are you doing?", I asked.

"Packing", he said without looking at me or Phil.

"But Dan-", Phil began.

Dan stopped what he was doing and said, "You guys, we can't stay here. I don't know if you've noticed, but there's someone trying to kill me! And they could very well want to kill you two as well. So I suggest that both of you start packing so we can get the heck out of here".

Phil and I didn't question Dan any further. Dan was right. We needed to leave and we needed to leave as soon as possible. If Angelica's mom was the owner of this inn, it was only a matter of time before she got to us. 

I went back to my room and quickly packed the few things I had. As soon as I was done, the three of us went downstairs and started to leave.

"Leaving so soon? But you just checked in", Maura said.

"We...um...we just have to go. It's very important", Dan said.

"I understand-wait...have we met before?", Maura asked Dan.

"Mmm...no...no I don't think so", Dan lied as he moved closer to the front door.

"No no no I distinctly remember...", Maura began.

"Nope. We've never met until now. Now if you'll excuse us, we really must be going", Dan said.

"Oh yes yes of course", Maura said.

Then we all ran out the door where our taxi was waiting for us.

"Mullingar. And Quick!", Phil said to the driver.

Then we sped down the street towards our new temporary home.

Dan's POV

We were driving down the streets of Mullingar towards our new home. Our new home for the time being, of course. I couldn't believe that we ran into Angelica once again. It seemed like fate just didn't want to go our way. This time had to be different, right?

We arrived at the inn in the heart of Mullingar. It was a two story house that was painted a light blue color with a ghost-colored trim. There was a cobblestone walkway up to the door with purple flowers planted alongside it.

The three of us walked in and it was practically a mirror image of the previous inn we stayed at. But instead of a woman, a man was running the inn.

"Hello there. How can I help you folks?", he said in his thick Irish accent.

"We need two rooms", Phil said.

"Mkay, mkay", he said as he looked through one of the many books lying on the counter, "I have one room with two twin beds and another room with a queen sized bed. Will that work for you?", he asked.

"Sounds perfect", Avery said.

"Alright, then. Follow me", he said.

He led us up the stairs to a room with a black door and a bronze "232" hanging on it.

"This will be the room for you two gentlemen", he said as he opened the door. There were two twin beds with pine tree green bed spreads. The wall were sort of an off white color and there were two medium sized windows. On the wall opposite of the beds, there was a flat screen TV.

"Alright, gentlemen. I'm going to show the lady to her room. My name is Bobby if you need anything", he said. Then he left.

"Hmmm...Bobby...Bobby...why does that name stick out in my mind?", I thought out loud.

"I'm sure you're just being paranoid, Dan", Phil said as he unpacked his suitcase.

"Yeah. Yeah I'm sure you're right", I said as I too began to unpack my things.

Avery's POV

I was woken up in the morning by a text from Dan.

Hey babe x Meet me in the lobby after you get ready

We're going out :) xx

- Dan :)

I smiled to myself and the hopped out of bed to start getting ready.

I jumped in the shower, which got rid of a lot of stress. Then I blow-dried my hair and I decided to curl it since I was going out. Then I put on my foundation, face powder, dark eyeshadow, mascara. blush, and red lipstick.

Once I felt like I was ready, I headed down to the lobby to meet Dan.

Dan's POV

"What should I say? What if I make a fool of myself? What if she says no? What if I say the wrong thing?", I thought to myself as I paced back and forth in the lobby while I waited for Avery.

Then I saw her walking towards me. I felt in my pocket just to double check that I had it with me, which I did.

"Hey babe", I smiled.

"Hi", she blushed, "Ready to go?"

"Yup", I said.

Then we got in a cab and headed towards the mystery location.

After we had been driving for 15 minutes, Avery asked, "So where are we going?"

"You'll find out", I smiled, feeling the object in my pocket once again. She just shrugged and didn't ask any more questions.

The cab dropped us off a block away from a cafe. I planned it that way so that Avery wouldn't suspect anything.

"Let's go this way", I said to Avery as I covered her eyes and led her down the street to the cafe.

"Why are you covering my eyes?", Avery giggled.

"Once again, you'll find out", I smiled as I continued to cover her eyes.

Once we reached the cafe, I stood behind Avery with my hand still over her eyes.

"Can I look now?", she asked.

"You can look in three...two...one...now", I said as I removed my hand to reveal a table for two with rose petals arranged in the shape of a heart. In the middle, the rose petals spelled out "marry me?".

"Dan...", she whispered without turning around.

I got down on one knee and said, "Avery, will you ma-"

Avery's POV

Dan removed his hands from my eyes to reveal a table set for two. The table had rose petals arranged in the shape of a heart and in the middle, the petals spelled out "marry me?".

"Dan...", I whispered without turning around.

"Avery, will you ma-", I heard Dan say. But as soon as I turned around, Dan was gone. He was nowhere in sight.

End Of Chapter

Sorry I didn't update last week :( I was in Mexico and I didn't

have service. But I hope you like this chapter!

Love you xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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