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    In many ways, Phil's life is perfect: he loves his life in London, he has a wonderful brother and parents, and he has a great job as a radio DJ for BBC Radio One. There's only one thing missing in his life... A rumor reaches an executive at the BBC about a talented local piano player named Daniel. The executive decides that Daniel would be the perfect guest on Phil's radio show, so she sends Phil to speak with the evasive and mysterious piano player. When they finally meet, Phil starts to think that he has found the person who will make his life complete. Unfortunately, Dan has a secret that will make getting close to him difficult.

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    From chapter 27 [teaser]:
    Phil said, “I have so many questions though… Are you like Aquaman?”
    Dan laughed. “In what way? Do you mean can I talk to fish? No, that’s crazy.”
    Phil also laughed, and he looked down at their clasped hands. “I’ve never been one to dismiss concepts as ‘crazy.’ Like, even when I was a kid. My grandma once tome me that I was so good at swimming that I must’ve been part fish. So, I secretly ate fish food in an attempt to become fish boy.”

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    17
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    Phil never responded to Dan's messaging and they never met. Instead of pursuing a vlogging channel, Dan came to hate vlogging and eventually made an anonymous piano channel. When playing at a VidCon Dan finds something interesting: Phil's Lion. Now they are thrown together because of a stuffed animal... yay

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    26/?
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    254
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    321
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    37
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    3457
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    Dan did not want to go home to his parents' house the summer after his first year of studying law - which he was failing at - so when a friend suggested a simple job that would keep him busy for three months and give him a place to live, he couldn't say no. Granted, shovelling horse shit wasn't glamorous and he was afraid of horses, but the Lester Stables had other things going for it.

    Phil was newly graduated with a video editing degree and moving home to his parents' horse stables, even if he still would not get back on the horse since what happened earlier in the year. He had a complicated relationship with horses to begin with and he had decided he was done riding. When the new stablehand help arrives, Phil finds himself going out to the stables more often despite trying to stay away.

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    81,464
    Chapters:
    15/15
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    193
    Kudos:
    147
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    1713
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    It's humanity's final days and Dan and Phil choose to spend them with each other, as well as say goodbye.

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    3/?
    Comments:
    7
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    9
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    84
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    YouTuber pianist Daniel James Howell is thrown into mainstream media's awareness with the release of his first album. Phil works at BBC Radio 1, who increasingly play Dan's songs more and more often, and he couldn't be prouder of his husband. However, no one knows that Dan and Phil are married as they have chosen to keep their relationship private.

    By accident, Phil is thrust into his husband's fandom when his colleagues learn that he likes the pianist. Phil isn't sure how to tell everyone that he's actually married to the guy everyone is either praising or swooning over.

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    Chapters:
    3/3
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    160
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    531
    Bookmarks:
    70
    Hits:
    4378
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    Sometimes responsibilites and work are too much for Phil. He decides to visit a pub he never noticed before, but a cute pianist catches his eye.

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    1/1
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    2
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    12
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    119
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    When Phil went out with his family for his mother’s birthday, the last thing he expected was to receive a surprise himself.

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    651
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    it’s not something he wants to talk about, how he can’t stay with phil. he doesn’t want to talk about how phil must know, because dan pulls away whenever they get too close. whenever dan feels like he’s ready, that if phil had asked him for his heart, he’d hand it to him without question, he distances himself.

    phil comes to sit next to dan and rests his head in the crook of his neck, drops a kiss there, like he’s thanking dan. for what? dan wants to say. what have i done for you?

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    6
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    1
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    197
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    If you asked most people of Daniel J. Howell’s lot in life, they’d tell you it was pretty good. A small career writing for a fashionable magazine, the heir to one of New York’s most prestigious hotels, the convenience of youth and an ailing millionaire father… what more could an 18-year-old ask for?

    So when a night at the symphony turns into the start of a whole new double life in the city’s queer underworld, the heir to New York’s most fashionable hotel will have to learn what is what when you're dating a cabaret singer, and who is who when that singer becomes a troubled star.

    So it’s nothing but fate to blame when things start to fall apart. The catch? It’s the last half of the 1920s—

    And this romance is illegal.

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    21/24
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    61
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    'Maybe fate is like a magnet. Everyone talks about how magnets attract but they also repel. Maybe we are so much of the same stuff we keep pushing each other away instead of holding each other close'.

    Daniel James Howell is a lawyer and a music lover, an unhappy one. He has a distinct plan of where he will be five years from now. Philip Michael Lester was not included in this plan and yet in five years, he moves from an unknown stranger to a permanent fixture in Dan's life. He is an indie-horror movie director and Buffy enthusiast. Wherever he goes strange things seem to follow. With Phil, all chances of normality are blown out of the water and for once Dan can't bring himself to care. He is too caught up in books, bears, three-legged cats, and motion picture soundtracks.

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    Chapters:
    18/?
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    73
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    95
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    18
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    Things had never been easy for Dan. Home life was a nightmare, his relationships were non-existent, and the world decided to keep screwing him over.

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    Chapters:
    10/?
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    17
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    56
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    2
    Hits:
    1137
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    Phil is lost. Stuck in an unpaid editing internship that's nothing like he imagined and an exhausting retail job in the heart of Chicago, his life is a giant question mark and all he can do is worry. But maybe he can find a shred of meaning in Dan, a composition student who doesn't compose and whose dreams are lower than the piano pedals on the floor of the subway station.

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    2,675
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    4
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    19
    Hits:
    152
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    Phil’s been not so subtly watching the man play for the last few nights, unable to look away even if he wanted to. The passion is mesmerizing, the effortless movements and the way the man’s body gently sways as his arms move.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    58
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    361
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    Phil has always been entranced by the piano covers uploaded by howell music on YouTube, it was a daily routine of his to play covers of his favorite ghibli songs while getting ready in the morning. Imagine his shock when he finds the pianist sat in next to him in his English Class…

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    1/1
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    42
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    6
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    503
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    Dan and Phil meet one night when Phil shares his umbrella. If this were a movie, they would have fallen in love right there and then as the rain poured down. Unfortunately, Dan doesn’t believe in love or relationships because of reasons in his past.

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    1/1
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    46
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    2
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    605
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    The one where Dan is a broke pianist, and phil a broken music enthusiast

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    6/17
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    3
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    5
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    65
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    A café meet-cute
    'The waiter set down the coffee on the table in front of him- the large mug giving off a lovely scent, unlike the shitty coffee he had to put up with at work- before taking another mug over to a man who was sitting a few seats away from Dan. The man looked deep in thought, he didn’t even seem to notice when the mug was placed down in front of him, as he was drawing something in a sketchbook, various art supplies were spread out all over the table. Dan wondered if he’d been here all day, he seemed to have made himself a home over at that table, pencils everywhere, sheets of paper with discarded drawings, and books of anatomy all scattered over the tiny space, looking as though something might fall off at any moment. He seemed to be drawing the café, as he kept glancing up from his sketchbook before scribbling down a few more details of some table or person. Dan understood, if he had even an ounce of artistic talent he would definitely be drawing this café, sometimes he thought it looked like something out of a movie, too perfect and quaint to exist in reality.'

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    1/1
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    Dan's a struggling piano player trying to make his way through life, Phil works as a director at his brothers record label. What are the chances that Lystr Records needs a piano player and a certain rosy cheeked boy is looking for a job?

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    15,228
    Chapters:
    8/?
    Comments:
    36
    Kudos:
    74
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    1476
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    Phil's life has shattered as a result of the death of his best friend, Charlie. Sleepless nights, hollow moods, and dangerous thoughts seem to conquer him. When he decides to take a spontaneous trip to a small seaside town in Italy, Phil starts to realize that there is still hope left- and hope's name is Dan.

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    7,118
    Chapters:
    8/?
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    62
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    716
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    "His hair was pushed out of his face and the glow of the fire caught golden flakes in his eyes. As sappy as it sounded, it was like the stars had come down from the sky to rest in his eyes."

    A series of snapshots in the life of Dan and Phil following the verses of the song “Say You Won’t Let Go”

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    Chapters:
    9/9
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    26
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    659

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