Dan Howell woke up at 6:00 am to the noise of giggles and thumps coming from his roommate, Phil's room. He groggily got out of bed and staggered to the bathroom to use the toilet, what he saw on the cistern surprised him… a bra. "Seriously?" he said aloud, "Phil?"
He stormed up the corridor of his small apartment and flung the door to his best friend's room open to see him and a dark brown eyed, pretty, blonde haired girl sitting on the bed eating popcorn while watching some sort of romantic comedy.
"Whoa, Dan!" Phil exclaimed as he paused the movie. "Have you ever heard of knocking?"
"Who's this?" Dan frowned
"Oh, this is Clarissa, My girlfriend," Phil smiled. Clarissa instantly stood up, walked around the room and shook Dan's hand.
"Nice to meet you" She said in a sweet, Irish accent. Dan was confused. Since when did Phil have a girlfriend?
"I take it this is yours then, Clarissa," He handed her the bra.
"Tis," She smiled and took it from him.
"Would you like to leave us alone now please?" Phil said, ushering Dan out of the room. Dan closed the door behind him and went to his room to get dressed. He couldn't believe it! Phil had a girlfriend… and ACTUAL girlfriend! He had never talked about Clarissa before, which is strange as all the crushes he had before he wouldn't shut up about! When he heard Phil come into the apartment last night he thought he heard a girl's voice as well but then decided he had just imagined it but the truth was, he hadn't, Phil had brought Clarissa in last night and… wait, did they go all the way? Dan shuddered at the thought.
After Dan was dressed he wandered into the living room and grabbed his coat to go out to the shop for milk and eggs.
"Phil!" he shouted down the corridor "I'm going to the shop, do you want anything?"
"No!" he heard his roommate call back, and with that Dan opened the door and walked down the street to the shop.
Clarissa Plonked herself down on the sofa next to Dan, Phil had gone out to the Cinema and left them alone together, Dan thought this was unfair on Clarissa and tried to talk him out of it, but apparently she was cool with it. "I'm so tired." She yawned, as she lay back putting her feet on Dan's lap. He was surprised, but did not push them off. "I'm sorry," she apologised, noticing the look of confusion in his face, "do you mind if I…"
"No, it's fine," he said quickly, "You just surprised me, that's all."
"Ok," she smiled and shut her eyes.
Dan watched T.V for a bit and then he noticed that Clarissa was snoring, he laughed to himself, how can such a cute girl have such a loud snore?
Dan was almost asleep himself when the phone rang. He slowly pushed Clarissa's feet of his lap, careful he didn't wake her, slid over to the phone and answered, "Hello?"
"Dan, help me… Dan!" Phil's voice came through the phone panicked and afraid.
"Phil? Phil! What's wrong? What's happened?"
Phil didn't answer. There was a click and then the sound of the phone's tone.
Dan ran over to Clarissa and shook her violently, "Clarissa! Clarissa! Wake up there's an emergency!"
"What?" she answered, half asleep
"Phil phoned and I think he's in trouble!"
Clarissa sat up immediately, "Why? What's wrong?"
"I don't know," Replied Dan, "He just said he needed help, he sounded really scared!"
Clarissa and Dan put on their shoes, grabbed their coats, and went off in search of their ebony haired friend Phil.