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.


11. First Day

Chapter 9

"First Day"


Apologies for calling the previous chapter "chapter 10" when it was chapter 8 xx And Avery has been at Dan and Phil's for 2 months :)

Avery's POV

Today was going to be my first day of work at Starbucks. My shift started at 10:00 am, so I got up at 8:00 am to start getting ready.

I started with my usual shower. It didn't last as long because I didn't have a lot of time. Then I blow-dried my hair and tied it back into a ponytail. I had to wear all black clothes, so I picked out a plain black t-shirt, ripped black jeans, and black converse. I applied my usual makeup, such as face powder, brown eye shadow, mascara, and light blush.

I finished getting ready at 9:40 and I was getting ready to leave. Dan wasn't awake yet, so I left him a note:

9:40- went to work. Be back around 4:15 :)

- Avery xx

Then off I went to work. I walked to work because the Starbucks I was working at was within walking distance of the apartment.

I arrived just in time at 9:57 and I was again immediately greeted by Johannah.

"Hello Avery nice to see you again", she said.

"Hello Johannah", I said.

"My daughter here Charlotte is going to show you how to make the drinks", Johannah said.

"Come with me", Charlotte smiled.

"Okay", I said as we walked behind the counter to where the drinks were made.

"So what do you want to make first?", Charlotte asked.

"A caramel macchiato", I said.

"Perfect. Those are my specialty", she said.

"And they're my favorite", I said.

~ A Few Moments Later ~

"You know, you catch on really fast", Charlotte said.

"Hah thanks", I smiled.

"Well, any other of your favorite drinks you want to learn how to make?", she asked.

"Hmmm, how about a Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher?", I suggested.

"Sounds good", Charlotte said.

Dan's POV

I woke up at 10:30 and Avery was nowhere to be seen. I was starting to worry when I found a note from her on the kitchen counter.

9:40- went to work. Be back soon :)

- Avery xx

Great. What was I supposed to do all day by myself? Nothing really to do but aimlessly browse the internet until Avery came home. So I started scrolling through the world of Tumblr, occasionally laughing at the stupidity of some posts and gifs. After awhile, I got incredibly hungry. So I got up and made myself a bowl of cereal and resumed the 'browsing position' again.

After a few hours of endless scrolling, I ventured into the land of YouTube and watched irrelevant and humorous videos, but I still felt lonely with no one else at home.

I had been surfing the Internet for a few hours and it was now 2:30. I hadn't moved from my spot on the couch since this morning and nothing seemed to be able to cure my boredom, not even the internet. I tried watching a few animes, but those didn't work either. As the feeling of unproductive-ness overtook me, I decided to go see Avery at work.

Avery's POV

"Can I ask you something?", I asked as I finished learning how to make a caramel frappuccino.

"Sure what's up?", Charlotte said.

"Are you an actress or something? Because you look really familiar", I said.

"I'm Charlotte Tomlinson. I'm Louis Tomlinson's sister", she smiled.

"Oh my gosh that's it! You're Charlotte Tomlinson! Oh my gosh I'm a huge fan!", I said.

"Well Louis's home right now and he said he might be coming by later", she said.

"Wait wait wait. Louis Tomlinson is coming HERE?", I asked in disbelief.

"Yeah", Charlotte laughed.

"Wow okay I don't even know what to do I look okay?", I said.

"Yes you look great", she smiled.

"Okay okay...breathe", I said to myself.

"Hey isn't that Dan Howell?", Charlotte said as she pointed behind me.

I turned around and sure enough, Dan had just walked in.

"Dan what are you doing here?", I said as I gave him a hug.

"I was getting lonely, so I had to come and see you", Dan smiled.

"Louis!", Charlotte yelled.

"Hello Charlotte!", Louis said as he gave his sister a hug.

"Hey haven't we met before?", Louis said to Dan.

"Yeah I'm Dan Howell. Phil Lester and I interviewed you at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards in 2012", Dan said.

"Ohh right yeah. Nice to see you again, mate", Louis said.

"You too, Louis", Dan smiled.

I kind of just stood there staring at Louis. I know I probably looked incredibly stupid, but I couldn't help it.

"Oh Louis this is my friend, Avery. She's a big fan", Charlotte said.

"How are you, love?", Louis said to me.

"H-hi Louis...I'm f-f-fine. H-how are you?", I managed to say.

"That's great, love. And I'm fine, thank you", he said.

"Oh Avery, my mom said that she was going to let us head home a bit early today", Charlotte said.

"Oh okay. I guess I'll see you later then?", I said.

"Yeah, see you later", Charlotte said.

"Alright, then. Bye Charlotte. Bye Louis", I said.

"Bye guys", Dan said.

"Bye!", Charlotte and Louis waved as Dan and I left Starbucks and took a taxi back to the apartment.


Dan and I arrived back at the apartment and we were both incredibly hungry and neither of us felt like cooking, so we ordered pizza.

"Do you know when Phil and Rachel are going to be back?", I asked.

"I'm not exactly sure, but I think Phil said maybe in two days", Dan said.

"Oh okay", I said.

"By the way, you know Phil asked Rachel to be his girlfriend?", Dan said.

"Yeah I kind of figured", I laughed.

"I swear those two are made for each other", Dan said.

Just then, the pizza arrived.

"I'll go get it", Dan said as he got up from his spot on the couch.

"Mkay. I'll turn on Netflix", I said.

Dan and I then began watching anime and eating pizza for what seemed like hours. When we had watched about 10 episodes of "Sword Art Online", it was 7:00 and we began to get bored.

"What would you like to do now?", I asked.

"How about we have a Mortal Kombat X rematch?", Dan suggested.

"I'm going to beat you so it's not much of a rematch, but let's do it anyway", I said.

"To make it more interesting, I'll keep Scorpion, but you have to pick a different character. Best two out of three?", Dan said.

"Deal", I said.

~ Three Games Of Mortal Kombat X Game Later ~

"How in the bloody heck can you beat me even with a different character?", Dan said.

"It's simple: I'm just better at the game", I laughed.

"No no no no. That's not possible. Another rematch", Dan said.

"Okay, but I'm still going to win", I said.

~ Three More Games Of Mortal Kombat Later ~

"Okay I give up trying to beat you at this game", Dan said.

"It's like I told you. I'm just better", I said. Dan rolled his eyes, but he still smiled anyway.

"Hey what time is it?", I asked.

"It's 10:30", Dan said.

"Mkay I should probably get ready for bed. I have work tomorrow", I said.

"Aww. Okay, then. Goodnight, Avery", Dan said as he hugged me goodnight.

"Goodnight, Dan", I said.


There's chapter 9! Again I apologize for calling the previous chapter 'chapter 10'. I can't believe how many reads this story has! Thank you to everyone who has read this story it means so much to me :) I'm sorry if this chapter seems a bit short. I might move my updating days to Friday and Saturday. Please fan, comment, like, and favorite :)

Love you xx

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