Chapter 1: Arrival
Author's note: Just to clarify, this takes place in 2015. Also I'm making Martyn Phil's younger brother. Dan is 24, Phil is 29, Martyn is 25, and Leah is 21. Hope you like it :)
It was 11:00 am and I was half asleep and half awake. Phil had been running around the flat for hours trying to clean up the place as fast as he could. Why was he awake? Neither of us normally wakes up until after 11:45 am.
"Dan, why are you still asleep?!", Phil said as he barged into my room.
"Phil, you know I don't go to bed until like 4:30 am. I need more sleep", I said as I rolled over onto my other side.
"Not today, Dan", Phil said as he pulled the blankets off of me, "My sister will be here soon and there's some cleaning that still needs to be done".
CRAP. I forgot that Phil's sister, Leah, was coming to visit us. I had never actually met her before. She was going to school in America and she hadn't been home in months.
So I just groaned and got out of bed. I threw on one of the t-shirts that was on my floor and some old sweatpants that I found in the back of my drawer.
"Dan, could you please clean up the kitchen?", Phil called from the other room, "Leah is going to be here soon".
"Yeah", I said, slightly annoyed. I don't normally complain when I have to do dishes or other chores. It's just the first thing I want to do when I wake up is eat cereal and aimlessly scrolling through Tumblr while I sit comfortably in my sofa crease.
I walked into the kitchen and immediately groaned in frustration. There were stacks of dishes everywhere and there was a horrible smell coming from the fridge.
"Dan, have you started cleaning? Leah will be here in less than an hour!", Phil said from his bedroom.
"Oh um...yeah", I lied.
I opened the fridge and found that there was moldy cheese that must've been sitting there for a long time. Trying my best not to projectile vomit, I threw the moldy cheese in the trash. I loaded up the dishwasher, probably overloading it, and started it. There weren't that many dishes left, so I just washed them.
Not long after I put the last dish away, there was a knock on the door.
"Leah!", Phil said as he opened the door and pulled Leah in for a hug.
"I've missed you Phil!", she said.
"I've missed you too, Leah. Come in", Phil said as he closed the door behind Leah, "Dan? Where are you?"
"I'm coming", I said as I walked out of the kitchen.
"Dan, this is my sister Leah. Leah, this is my flatmate and best friend Dan", Phil said.
"Hello", she smiled.
She had beautiful black hair with a few thin blonde streaks and striking brown eyes. She had a slim figure and her head came to my shoulder. She was wearing black skinny jeans with a Muse t-shirt. She was obviously a cool person. Not to mention very pretty.
"Um...earth to Dan?", Phil said as he waved his hand in front of my face.
"What? Oh sorry. Hello, Leah. Nice to meet you", I said as I smiled shook her hand.
"Likewise", she smiled. She seemed like she always smiled, but for some reason, I couldn't help but feel like she was faking it.
"Well, I bet you're tired Leah. And hungry. So why don't I help you get settled and then we'll order in pizza, yeah?", Phil said.
"Sounds good", she said as Phil helped her take her things to Phil's room. Phil had offered Leah his room while she was staying with us.
"I'll order in the pizza", I said as I went into the kitchen to call the pizza in.
I came back into the lounge and found Phil and Leah sitting on the sofa watching "Your Lie In April".
"Pizza will be here in 20 minutes", I said as I took a seat on the couch opposite them.
"Oh good. I'm starving", Leah smiled.
After the current episode of "Your Lie In April" we were watching had ended, the doorbell rang.
"That's probably the pizza. I'll get it", Phil said walking to the front door.
An awkward silence fell between Leah and me.
"So where do you go to school?", I asked.
"I go to Santa Clara University. It's in California", Leah said.
"Oh that's really cool", I smiled.
"Yeah. I really like it there", she smiled.
Man she had a beautiful smile.
"Pizza's here!", Phil said as he re-entered the lounge.
The three of us continued to eat pizza and watch "Your Lie In April" until 8:00 pm.
"I hate time change", Leah yawned, "I think I'm going to go to bed".
"Alright. Goodnight Leah", Phil said.
"Goodnight Phil. Goodnight Dan", Leah smiled.
"Goodnight", I smiled back.
As soon as Leah left the lounge, Phil sat next to me and whispered, "Dan, do you think Leah is pretty?"
"Well, yeah. I think she's very pretty", I answered.
"Mm", Phil mumbled in response, "I'm going to go have a shower".
It was almost as if my answer made him mad.
AN: Well there we go! First chapter :) I hope you all like it!!!! :D