It has been 5 years. 5 years from that time when twelve-year-old Dan would crawl from his apartment window onto the shared roof to chat with 'cool older boy best friend' Phil. 5 years since they would crawl into eachother's apartment rooms to play video games with each other. 5 years since those friendship bracelets were exchanged. 4 years since Dan moved away. 4 years since Phil became unhappy again. 3 years since Phil went Punk. 2 years since Dan turned Pastel. 6 months since Dan came out, and three days since his family announced they'd be going back home. Dan's a nervous wreck when his family announces they'd be moving back to England after being in America for work for 5 years. He's afraid of what people will think of him-about him being pastel and wearing girly clothes. He wonders if anyone will even remember him. When he meets old time best friend and neighbor Phil Lester whilst the local coffee shop, he realized he may not have been the only one to have changed since then.