A/N: Aaaaand we're back to the story! And yay, long chapter! This is to make up for the last short chapter and last week when I did the Q&A answers instead of a chapter XD
And yay! Plot progress! Woohoo!
I like Adrian. He is awesome.
News! This book is now the first part in the new "YOU HAVE A MESSAGE" series!! This series will consist of YouTube ship fanfictions around different messaging apps! Next there will be PewdieCry, and then Septiplier, and then maybe Troyler, idk. I'm running out of apps XD
(So far I have kik for this one and Instagram for another one. Any other messaging app suggestions, please?)
Welp, that's all! I hope you enjoy~ :D
HALP PLZ I'M DYING XD
KickThePj: Don't die on me now, Chris, it hasn't even been six months!
crabstickz: I'LL TRY TO HOLD OUT UNTIL OUR SIX MONTH ANNIVERSARY
BUY I'M NOT SURE IF I CAN DO IT
danisnotonfire: and here we prepare to farewell our fellow soldier
KickThePj: Shut up, Dan.
danisnotonfire: *holds up hands*
*backs away slowly*
AmazingPhil: Oh yeah, that anniversary is coming up, isn't it?
crabstickz: Philly forgot >:(
KickThePj: I think we're the only ones that mark the exact date.
crabstickz: BUT STILL
AmazingPhil: Oh please, it's like you two have been dating since you met. You just didn't make it official until nearly six months ago.
crabstickz: HE'S ONTO US, PEEJ!
danisnotonfire: poor third wheel!Phil
crabstickz: and now, the Fantastic Foursome proudly presents: Jealous!Peej, Dying!Chris, ThirdWheel!Phil and OnlineBoyfriend!Dan !!!!!!!!!!!
*THE CROWD GOES WILD*
KickThePj: Wow indeed.
danisnotonfire: I have no words
KickThePj: I'm not sure any of us do, actually.
crabstickz: and the Amazing Chris strikes again ;)
danisnotonfire: I'm sorry, but I believe that it is PHIL'S username that has 'Amazing' in it, not yours
AmazingPhil: Thank you, Dan.
crabstickz: ooohhhh, protective Dannyboy~
danisnotonfire: shut the fuck up, you
crabstickz: MAKE ME
KickThePj: I'd pay to see him try...
danisnotonfire: it is fucking on
crabstickz: COME AT ME BRO
AmazingPhil: No fighting >:(
crabstickz: I'M SORRY PHILLY, FORGIVE ME
AmazingPhil: You're forgiven...
danisnotonfire: sorry, Phil
AmazingPhil: You're forgiven ^~^
WHY DOES HE GET A HAPPY FACE
oh wait I know why
KickThePj: For god's sake, Chris...
crabstickz: you guys are ganging up on me again ;^;
danisnotonfire: you can bet your ass
crabstickz: I'm not betting my ass, I love my ass! I'm not giving up this care package for the world!
AmazingPhil: I have run out of words for this conversation
danisnotonfire: that's probably for the best, tbh
but seriously Chris stfu
crabstickz: Peej, help me, they're ganging up on meeeee...!!
KickThePj: I'm sorry, but I'm afraid that it is my duty as a boyfriend to stand up for Chris, so consider this me standing up for him.
crabstickz: oh my god
crabstickz: I love you so much
KickThePj: I love you too.
danisnotonfire: so cute
I can't handle it rn
AmazingPhil: I know, they're the cutest~
crabstickz: thank you~
crabstickz: oh Danny, you and Phil will be just like this one day~
in fact, I'm screenshotting this so that I can prove it to you when you two get your shit together
Dan felt the heat rising to his face again, and he knew that there was no stopping it. Oh well, he'd practically learned to live with it at this point.
crabstickz: LET A FANBOY SHIP HIS OTP, PEEJ
well, OTP after the two of us, but you get it
please get it ;-;
KickThePj: Alright, fine, I get it...
AmazingPhil: Ugh, I'm not even going to bother.
danisnotonfire: me neither
crabstickz: I WIN, FUCK YEAH
crabstickz: oh shit, Danny is angry
how many traits can we have for Dan at once, jesus
I don't know what jesus has to do with any of this
danisnotonfire: he's shaking his head at you
KickThePj: He's shaking his head at all of us.
crabstickz: oh lord, imagine what he'll think when we all get together
Dan smiled. Only Chris would bring up the subject of them actually meeting up and hanging out.
KickThePj: Oh lord indeed.
AmazingPhil: Wait, get together?
crabstickz: yeah, mate, get together. as in the four of us. hang out.
don't kill me pls, but I've been planning this for the past two weeks.
Okay, Dan, now is not the time to panic, now is not the time to panic, don't panic, don't panic don't panic oh god, I'm panicking-
danisnotonfire: Chris, what the fuck are you talking about.
do you guys have any plans this weekend...?
danisnotonfire: I literally just facepalmed
KickThePj: Chris, you do not just spring these things on people, you pinhead.
crabstickz: jeez, I love you too.
AmazingPhil: I cannot think of words right now.
crabstickz: then just answer the question!
I really want the four of us to hang out, okay?
I know that three of the four of us already know each other IRL, but I still want us to hang out as a group.
The chat was silent for a moment as everyone digested this information. Dan wanted to say that he'd been wanting to meet those guys for a long time.
crabstickz: and, of course, I want to meet my favourite Dannyboy.
KickThePj: Oh, fuck it.
And yeah, I really want to meet Dan too.
AmazingPhil: Me too!
And I'm good this weekend.
danisnotonfire: I want to meet you guys, too
and seeing as my family is known for going out at the snap of a finger, let me check
KickThePj: Alright :)
crabstickz: DO IT.
danisnotonfire: I'm doing it, calm down. gimme a few minutes, I'll be back soon
Dan locked his phone and heaved himself off his bed. His heart was racing and there was nothing he could do about it, so he tried to ignore it. He had to go and ask his parents.
Come on, Dan, you can do this. It's one question, he told himself, and it sort of worked.
He went downstairs to find his mother and father in the lounge - his father was watching TV and his mother had a thick novel in one hand and a coffee cup in the other.
He took a deep breath and leant against the doorframe.
"Hey, are we doing anything this weekend?" he asked, trying to sound casual.
His parents looked at each other for a moment, thinking, and then his mother answered, "No, I don't think so. Why?"
Dan tried to calm his racing heart. "I was just wondering if I could go out with some friends sometime over the weekend," he replied, and he saw his father's eyebrows go up so high they almost disappeared into his receded hairline and his mother's mouth turned up into a small grin.
"Since when do you 'go out with friends'?" Ann teased, setting her coffee mug down and resting her book on her lap.
Dan rolled his eyes. "Shut up," he shot back. "It's Phil, Chris and PJ."
Ann's grin widened. "Ahh," she said. "I should have known."
"Shut up," Dan mumbled.
Anne flicked an eyebrow up. "It's okay with me, hon, as long as you know the rules."
"Yes, Mum," Dan sighed. Public place, phone on hand, don't go anywhere private, the whole drill, he knew it all.
Desmond just looked confused. "Who are they, really?" he asked firmly.
Dan and Ann exchanged a concerned glance.
"I'll handle this," Ann said, much to Dan's relief. "You go and organise it, and tell me what you four decide, okay?"
Dan smiled. "Okay," he said. "Thank you!"
And with that, he turned and speedwalked his way back up to his room. He took the stairs two at a time in his joy.
He had reached the door of his room when a familiar voice called out to him from the hallway, "Dan?"
Dan turned to see twelve-year-old Adrian standing there, leaning against the cream walls.
"What's up?" Dan asked.
"Can I talk to you?" Adrian asked, sounding a little nervous.
Although confused, Dan said, "Sure, wanna come in?" Adrian nodded, and followed Dan into his room.
Adrian sat down on Dan's bed, and Dan took a seat beside him. "Is everything okay, Ady?" he asked.
Adrian nodded. "I just want to tell you something."
Dan waited patiently for him to elaborate.
Ady twiddled his thumbs in his lap. "I just wanted to let you know that it's okay. Whatever happens with Phil, it's okay."
Dan furrowed his brow, but he had a feeling he knew what his little brother was talking about, even though he didn't want to show it.
"I don't know what you m-"
"I know that you like Phil, okay?" Ady interrupted, holding his hands up. "I can tell. You're so happy when you talk about him, and you get so angry when Dad says something bad about having an internet friend or whatever, and I hear you Skyping him and those other guys a lot, and... I can just tell, okay?"
Dan fell silent, and just looked down at his lap, clasping his hands together.
Ady sighed. "I just wanted to tell you that whether you like boys in that way or not, or whether you like girls and boys or whatever, it's okay."
Dan looked over at his little brother so quickly that his neck cricked. Ady was looking up at him with determination in his eyes.
"You're still my brother," Ady concluded. "And you're still a pain in the neck no matter who you like, so it doesn't really matter."
And now it's back to something more normal.
Dan smiled down at Ady, before impulsively pulling him into a hug. Ady froze at first, because Dan rarely gave hugs, but quickly returned to gesture.
"Thank you," Dan mumbled into his little brother's dark brown hair. "Thank you so much."
"No worries, bro," Ady replied softly.
They stayed like that for a little bit before they finally pulled away from each other.
"So which one are you, anyway?" Ady asked.
"Bisexual," Dan answered. "I like boys and girls."
"But you like Phil most of all, right?" Ady teased, and Dan softly whacked him over the back of the head. "Hey!"
"Shut up, you."
Ady grinned. "Phil's a nice guy," he said. "I think you two would be good together."
"I mean it!"
"So do I."
Ady sighed exasperatedly, and stood up. "Well, that's that," he said. "I'm outta here."
"Seeya, kid," Dan replied, and Ady left the room, closing the door behind him.
Dan pulled out his phone again.
danisnotonfire: guess what!
AmazingPhil: You can come???
KickThePj: Please say you can come...!
danisnotonfire: I CAN COME.
crabstickz: I HEREBY DECLARE THAT THE FANTASTIC FOURSOME WILL OFFICIALLY MEET THIS WEEKEND.
IT IS GOING TO BE EPIC.
Something was finally happening.
And he couldn't be any happier about it.