"Thanks for the journey guys, this was the most fun I've ever had. Maybe I'll see you around some day. I love you all my little Danosaurs."
The video uploads and I stare out the window. This is it. That was it. It's all over. I put my head in my hands and tears spill out of my eyes. Nothing has ever been so close to me. Flashbacks of meeting fans go through my head. I remember the last radio show I did with Phil. But it's done now. It's over. Phil runs into my room. He knows that I was uploading my last video today.
"Dan? Are you okay?" He asks.
I jump up and yell "No Phil! I'm not fucking okay!"
He comes up to me and hugs me. We don't do this often. We're friends.
"They'll never forget you. I promise." He says.
I decide to give into the hug. I let a sob out and more tears slip down my face.
I log into youtube and see that dan has a new video up. My heart leaps and I click on his page. I look at the newest video. Oh no. Oh god no. The video is titled "Goodbyes". Phil made the same video a long time ago. This is his last video. I've been watching Dan since I was thirteen and I'm twenty one now. Dan just turned thirty, two weeks ago. I carefully click play and tears spill down my cheeks.
"Hello internet. My name is Dan. I've had this channel for thirteen years. But it's time to say goodbye. You guys have made a huge impact on my life. Thank you so much. But it's gotten to a point where I just can't do this anymore. This can't be my life's work. I wish so much that it could be. But it can't. When I started this in 2009 I hated everything about myself. But you guys made me feel happy. Like I belonged somewhere. Thanks for the journey guys, this was the most fun I've ever had. Maybe I'll see you around some day. I love you all my little Danosaurs."
The video ends. I go face down into a pillow and scream. My best friend, Rosie, runs into the room and says
"You saw it, didn't you?"
I curl up and don't say anything. She comes over to me and wraps one arm around me. We don't do this very often.
"He'll never forget his Danosaurs."