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.


2. Arrival

Chapter One


Avery's POV

I never thought that this dream would come true. 

I have been wanting to go to England as an exchange student since I was a sophomore in high school. Now as a senior in high school, I'm finally realizing my dream. 

Apparently, I was too busy realizing my dream to realize that I was almost late for my flight from San Francisco to London.

"Avery, you're going to be late!", my mom called.

"I'm here I'm here", I said as I came out of my room carrying about six bags.

"Right let's get you to the airport", she said.

My mom helped me get my bags into the car and off we drove to the airport.

The drive there was pretty quiet, other than the sound of my One Direction CDs playing and my own thoughts. I had no idea who my host family was. I didn't even know their names. I had only seen one picture one time. They looked very familiar and I was sure I knew them from somewhere. That was the only thing I could think about. The people I would be spending the next year or so with.

"Something on your mind?", my mom asked.

"I was just thinking about who my host family is. I remember you showing me a picture of them and they look so familiar, but I can't remember where I've seen them before", I said.

"Oh I printed a picture of them for you. It's in the glove compartment", she said. 

I opened the glove compartment and took out the picture. Two guys, one who looked like he was in his early 20's and the other looked like he was in his later 20's.

"This is driving me insane", I said as I struggled to remember where I remembered them from.

"You can figure that out later. Right now we need to go", said my mom.

I didn't realize we were already at the airport.

My mom and I were rushing because if we didn't I was going to miss my flight. We ran into the airport searching for the right gate. once we spotted it, we sprinted towards it. The lady who was taking the tickets looked at us like we were crazy.

"Two for London?", she said.

"No it's just me", I said.

"Well I don't mean to sound insensitive, but the plane is leaving soon so please say your goodbyes", she said.

"Okay, well, bye mom", I said as I gave her a hug.

"Remember to Skype as soon as you get to your house. I love you", said my mom.

"Love you too, mom. Goodbye", I said.

"Goodbye", she said.

I walked through the gate and onto the plane and I was greeted by a friendly flight attendant.

"Can I help you find your seat?", said the overly-friendly stewardess.

"Um no I think I got it thanks", I said.

"Alrighty then. Do you need some help with your bags?", she asked.

"Actually that would be great", I said.

So the peppy stewardess helped me put my luggage in the overhead compartment by my seat. I was still trying to decide if I liked her or not.

"Thank you for that", I said.

"It's no problem. Have a nice flight", she said.

"Thank you", I said as I sat in my seat. 

I looked at the person who just sat next to me. It was a girl who looked about my age. She put earphones in and she started scrolling through some social media site on her Macbook.

"Excuse me?", I said as I tapped on her arm.

"Oh hi", she said as she took her earphones out.

"My name's Avery. What's yours?", I asked.

"I'm Rachel", she said with a smile.

"Nice to meet you, Rachel", I said.

"You too, Avery", said Rachel.

"So what's bringing you to London?", I asked.

"I have family there. What about you?", Rachel said.

"I'm going to study there as an exchange student", I said.

"Oh wow that's really cool! Do you know who your host family is?", Rachel asked.

"Well, I have a picture of them and I know I should know them, but I just can't remember their names to save my life", I said.

"Do you have the picture with you?", she asked.

"Yeah I do", I said as I took out the picture and showed it to her.

her eyes went wide and her jaw nearly dropped.

"You're kidding me, right?", she said.

"What are you talking about?", I asked.

"That can't be your host family", Rachel said.

"But it is", I said.

"Really? And you can't remember who they are?", she asked.

"No I can't remember who they are to save my life", I said.

"That is Dan Howell and Phil Lester. Better know as Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil from YouTube", said Rachel.

THAT'S who it was. It was Dan Howell and Phil Lester from YouTube. But how did I get lucky enough to get them as my host family?

"OHHHH now I remember!", I said.

"You HAVE to let me meet them! Here my number is 155-204-1991. You're gonna text me right? You'll help me meet them right?", Rachel said.

"Calm down don't worry", I laughed, "I'll help you meet them".

"Thank you thank you thank you!!!!", Rachel said as she gave me a hug.

"No problem. Well, we've got quite a flight ahead of us. We should try to get some sleep", I said.

"Right yeah. See you in a few hours then", she said.

"See ya", I said before I drifted off into a surprisingly dreamless sleep.

~ 9 Hours Later ~

"Avery? Avery wake up", Rachel said.

"Hm? What is it?", I asked.

"We're in London", she said.

"Already? Wow. Hey can you help me get by bags please?", I said.

"Sure thing. I've only got one bag", said Rachel.

Rachel and I went to the place where people go to wait to be picked up. 

"Oh I see my aunt. I've got to go, Avery. Can I get your number real quick?", Rachel said.

"Sure its 232-677-1993", I said.

"Great thanks! Remember to text me!", Rachel said as she walked towards her aunt.

"I will! Bye!", I said.

"Bye!", said Rachel.

I can't believe I'm staying with Dan Howell and Phil Lester! I hope they get here soon. I don't like being alone.

I tried looking through the crowd of people to try to spot the two familiar faces, but no luck.

Half an hour passed by. Then an hour. Then an hour and a half. Still no sign of them. 

i was getting tired so I decided to put my earphones in. Right when I clicked on the first song, I felt a hand on my shoulder.


"So sorry we're late!"

It didn't click at first, but then it hit me.

Dan Howell and Phil Lester.

"I bet you're tired from your flight. We'll help you with your bags and get on home then, yeah?", said Dan.

"Oh uhm yeah sounds good", I said.


I hope you like the first chapter! I was going to continue the chapter, but it would've been waaaay too long. So I thought this was a good spot to end it :) Please comment, like, fan, and stay tuned for the upcoming updates!

Love you xx







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