A/N: Chapter five GO!
Get it? Because "Go" is 5 in Japanese...? Okay, okay, I'll stop.
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"I think that I need Phil too."
As soon as Dan hit send, he knew that those words were true. He realised that over the time that he had been talking to Phil (which, as he kept reminding himself, hadn't even reached the 24-hour mark yet), he'd always been eagerly, even anxiously awaiting a response from the boy. He felt like he'd known Phil for his whole life, like they were old friends who were picking up conversation where they left off a couple of days ago. Not like Phil was some random stranger that had messaged him on kik at eleven o'clock on a Saturday night.
He knew at once that he really, truly needed Phil like he'd never needed anyone before. Even Phil had said that they were like best friends already, and Dan felt truly happy for once.
Either that, or he was just so desperate for a friend, and he was putting his trust in a complete stranger because of it.
No. He pushed that thought out of his mind and returned to the phone, which was still vibrating like mad.
KickThePj: I see...
Yes, I definitely see where Phil is coming from. I can already tell that you'll be good for Phil, whether it be as friends or more. From what I can tell, he seems really happy when he talks about you. Thank you for that.
But you'd better not break his heart, or all hell will break loose, I can promise you that.
Yes, Dan was sure that he was both blushing and grinning like an idiot by this point. Not that he cared, by this point. All he had to be careful about was his family coming home.
Speaking of which, what was the time? He realised he hadn't checked.
It had just gone noon.
He had already been on kik for over an hour?? Wow. Time flies.
And his family could get home at any moment, so he decided to finally get off his butt and retreat to his bedroom, where at least he would have some advance warning as to when the front door opened, typing as he went.
He didn't really have a reason as to why he was practically pouring his heart out to PJ, he just seemed trustworthy enough. And experienced in these matters.
danisnotonfire: there's no need to thank me. seeing as I'm the most boring person on the planet, I don't know why he's so excited. but in a way, I'm glad he is.
if that makes any sense whatsoever.
KickThePj: Well, you don't seem boring, and from what Phil's said, you two have a lot in common.
He, Chris and I have been great friends for as long as I can remember, but he's different from us in a lot of ways. I think it's great that he's found someone with similar interests to him, because I think he needs someone like you.
He's also described you as "amazing" and "really, really good-looking", so that's also a plus on your behalf.
Dan froze halfway up the stairs, putting a hand on the railing to steady himself.
His brain was not working.
There was no way this was happening.
This was a dream.
This had to be a dream.
But it wasn't - he knew it wasn't.
He told his legs to keep moving, and all of a sudden he was racing up the stairs and running into his room, slamming the door behind him.
He looked down at his phone again.
KickThePj: And yes, I think I do need to thank you. Because you've made Phil happier than I've ever heard.
I haven't seen him in person since you two started talking, but I can see in the messages he sent me that he's really happy. Even when I called him earlier, there was something in his voice as he told me about you. So yes, I do need to thank you.
I'm running out of intelligent words, so I'll try to calm down Chris again :)
Dan slowly made his way over to his bed and sat down. He felt his eyes prickle, and he chucked his phone away and pressed the heels of his hands into his eyes.
He would not cry.
He would not.
But he knew that they would be happy tears, because this was the happiest he had felt in a long time.
His phone was still vibrating like mad, so he picked it up. He saw that the group chat was mainly Phil and Chris still bickering, with the occasional message from PJ apologising.
AmazingPhil: Chris, it's not like that and you know it.
crabstickz: yeeaaaa, but who knows at this stage, right?
KickThePj: He is not calming down.
crabstickz: NOOOO NEVERRRRRR
KickThePj: I'll be right back, I'm going to get him some drowsy headache pills.
AmazingPhil: Yes, thank you...
Dan laughed. Maybe now things would settle a little.
He noticed that there were separate messages from Chris and Phil this time, and he went into Chris' first.
crabstickz: hokay, Danny-boy, I really gotta know before Peej comes back. is there or is there not something between you and Philly.
Dan rolled his eyes, but couldn't help the blush. His face was probably like a tomato by now.
danisnotonfire: we haven't even been talking for 24 hours. no, nothing.
crabstickz: okay then.
danisnotonfire: why are you so interested?
crabstickz: I am purely just looking out for Phil. he's my best mate.
danisnotonfire: if you insist.
crabstickz: believe me, good sir, I do.
but hey, you seem alright, so I think we'll all get along just fine ;)
danisnotonfire: sure, thanks :)
crabstickz: fuck, Peej's back. gotta go.
I really hope he mixed up the drowsy with the non-drowsy.
danisnotonfire: good luck with that :p
Chris didn't respond after that, so Dan went into Phil's chat, where messages were still coming in every once in a while.
AmazingPhil: Yes, Chris can be a pain sometimes, and I am really really sorry.
Okay, a lot of the time.
PJ can usually keep him under control, though, so I wouldn't worry too much.
I am so sorry if he weirded you out, because he can do that sometimes...
You still here?
danisnotonfire: I'm here.
AmazingPhil: That's good, I was getting worried.
AmazingPhil: Because Chris doesn't always have a good effect on people, and I don't want to think that I lost a friend.
danisnotonfire: no, I meant why me? why did you decide to talk to me, of all people?
I don't think I deserve to have someone like you in my life.
AmazingPhil: Everyone deserves a friend in their life, Dan. You said that you've never had a best friend before, and that hurts because you're a really good person and you definitely deserve one, out of all the people in the world.
If you still don't believe me then I will actually track you down, break the door down and tell you in person.
danisnotonfire: you didn't answer the first question. why did you decide to talk to me?
AmazingPhil: As dumb as it sounds... You know that virtual pet you get on kik? Well, you sent that to me. I guess I just wanted to say hi.
That was the best decision I've made in a long time, I won't lie.
Dan couldn't hold it back now. He felt the tears rolling down his cheeks and he desperately tried to wipe them away. Needless to say, it didn't work.
But they were happy tears. And it had been a long time since he'd been so happy he'd cried.
Now not only was he blushing like mad, he was grinning like an idiot and crying.
Pull yourself together, Dan, he told himself. They could be home any second.
danisnotonfire: thank you. so much.
AmazingPhil: No need to thank me :) You of all people deserve it.
My brother has the worst timing in the world.
I have to go for a little while, so I'll talk to you later?
Yes. Oh yes. Definitely yes. Nothing would make Dan happier than to spend the rest of his life talking to Phil. He wanted nothing else from the world.
But of course he didn't say that.
danisnotonfire: is that even a question? of course!
AmazingPhil: Awesome! I don't know how long I'll be, is all.
danisnotonfire: don't worry, I'll be right here when you get back :)
Talk later :)
danisnotonfire: absolutely :) seeya :)
By this stage, there was absolutely no denying that Phil truly was amazing.