Rivals(A Phan AU)
Dan and Phil are freshman starting high school band.
Phil Lester has been playing clarinet since fourth grade and is dedicated to doing his best which is in his opinion, getting first chair. He's practised for hours and is sure he'll rise to the top.
Dan Howell has been homeschooled all of his life. This year his parents decided they wanted him in public school so he could be in a "real band" instead of having private lessons. Dan doesn't think he's very good but when he starts band camp he realises that he's better than he thought.
Both boys are clearly child prodigies, better than all the other clarinets. Except for each other. Throughout high school they battle for section leader, first chair, and eventually drum major. They constantly compete, trying to be better than the other throughout high school.
Everyone in the band knows they're made for each other. They clearly have a lot in common and let's be honest. They would be adorable.
In senior year they're still somehow rivals and the band is done with it. You would think they would've gotten together by now but nope, they still hate each other. The band has been working on "Project Phan" for a few years and they decide it's about time to put it into action.