Thanks to Kiri shifting Bakugou’s focus from the water to himself, he managed to get the spikey blond to relax enough that he could get him to duck his head under the water for an underwater kiss every now and again. It was a start and he was so proud of his man.
Next, he tried to teach Bakugou to float on his back, again, without making it seem like he was teaching.
Bakugou’s reward for being able to keep his torso afloat and above water was that he would get a trail of kisses from Kiri, down his middle as far as the point where his body sunk under water. He worked out very quickly that if he kept himself well and truly afloat he would get more kisses…and the kisses would get closer and closer to his nether region.
On the final attempt Bakugou managed to keep himself afloat so well that Kiri kissed him all the way down over his speedo’s, much to Bakugou’s, very obvious, delight.
And that’s where the lesson ended.
Much to Bakugou, very obvious, displeasure.
He tried to cage Kiri up against the pool edge again for some continuation of where the cute redhead had left off but his attempts were quickly thwarted.
The boys hopped out of the pool and dried themselves before changing into some casual clothes for dinner, walking down to one of the local eateries nearby and grabbing a table in the corner so they could chat and enjoy each other’s company quietly.
Kiri was getting quite bold now and always kept contact with Bakugou’s leg under the table, with his leg intertwined with the spikey blond’s or a hand on his knee.
“Hey uh, so ummm.” Kiri stuttered as their food arrived and they prepared to eat. “We’ve been hanging out and stuff and we had a date on the weekend…”
“Yeah?” Bakugou asked, mouth stuffed with spicey noodles.
“Well would you want to make this official…Like… would you be my boyfriend?”
Bakugou looked at Kiri and blinked. “I thought we were already a couple?”
“Oh good! I’m glad you said it.” Kiri said with a laugh, “but can I call you my boyfriend?”
“Course you can, baby.” Bakugou said softly with a wink as he swallowed his mouthful.
“I like it went you call me that.” Kiri said bashfully. “I’ve never been called a pet name before, in a relationship.”
“Have you been in a gay relationship before?” Bakugou asked curiously.
“Well…no, not really, like, I’ve kissed guys before and kinda went out a few times with them but it never really went anywhere and it wasn’t serious or anything. You’re my first real boyfriend.” He said as he blushed and pushed the food around on his plate.
“Well, you’re my first kiss AND first relationship.” Bakugou said with a smirk, “your folks know you’re not straight?”
“Yeah,” Kiri replied with a chuckle, “when I told mum, she laughed and said she was surprised I hadn’t told her earlier. She’s known ever since I was little.”
“So they’re supportive?” Bakugou asked.
“Yeah dude, my uncle is gay so he broke the ice for gay pride in this family.” Kiri said with a smile. “What about you?”
“Came out last year,” Bakugou said gruffly, “took me a while to figure myself out first, then told the old hag, she laughed and didn’t believe me. Dad was just silent.”
“Are they ok now?” Kiri asked sympathetically, placing a hand on Bakugou’s knee.
“Yeah I think they are…I’ve never bought home a guy so this’ll be interesting when they meet you.”
“W-wait….Y-you want me to meet your parents?” Kiri stammered in shock.
“Yeah, Ei, why not? You’re my fucking boyfriend so of course I want to show you off!”
“Oh! Umm, yeah, ok, well… uh, sure! W-when?” Kiri stuttered hesitantly.
“Not right now, ya egg.” Bakugou snorted. “I’m just saying, I wanna bring you home sometime.”
“Oh ok.” Kiri said, breathing a sigh of relief. “I wanna bring you round to mine too, you’ll love my mum, she’s sweet.”
“Wouldn’t expect anything less from the mother of Kiri sunshine.” Bakugou said as he leaned over and placed a kiss on Kiri’s cheek.
The redhead blushed. That was his second pet name in one night.
They continued to eat and chat until it was time to head back to their homes.
It was a little chilly out and thankfully they both had hoodies on so as they left the small eatery they flipped them up, red spikey hair and blond spikey hair poking out from under the rims, the only visible difference between the two boys as they walked home along the empty streets hand in hand.
As they got to the midway point between their houses Bakugou turned to say goodbye.
“So uh, I’ll see you tomorrow at SPP?”
“If you’re not there it’ll break my heart.” Kiri responded and before he could say anything else Bakugou leaned forward and kissed him square on the lips.
They embraced for a little while before pulling away and heading home.
“Man, what’s wrong with me I’ve totally gone soft.” Bakugou scowled as he walked home. He was keenly aware that his whole attitude was changing when he was around Kiri.
The cute redhead was the best thing for him though, as Kami had mentioned before, Kiri was Bakugou’s sheath, he kept him calm and under control without even realizing it.
The spikey blond smirked. “If I have to go soft for anyone I would pick Kiri any day.
“Hey mum?” Kiri called out when he got home. “Mum, there’s, uh, something I wanna tell you…”
“In here, honey, what is it?” His mother called out from the study.
“Oh, it’s nothing bad or anything…It’s just. I met someone…”
“I meet people every day.” His mum replied with a laugh. “What do you mean by ‘I met someone’?”
“Umm, well, I met a guy that I really like…and we’re dating now…” Kiri said hesitantly.
“You got a boyfriend?!” His mum gasped with excitement. “When can I meet him?! Is he cute?”
Kiri snorted and shook his head with amusement. “Of course he’s cute.” He said with a twinkle in his eye. “I wanna bring him over for dinner or something.”
“Sure hun, you just let me know what day and I’m make sure I put on a good meal for him.” She said with a wink. “Congratulations on your boyfriend, that’s lovely news.”
“Thanks mum.” He said with a big toothy grin. “I love you.”