“Bakugou! What a beautiful name,” Kiri wailed internally. “I need to find Ochako!” Quickly he turned and ran out the back to the storage area. “Ochako!! Ochako!! His name is Bakugou!! He told me his name!”
Ochako nearly fell over she jumped up that fast. “Oh my god YASSS King! you got it. Ok, ok, now to find out if he’s gay.”
Kiri’s face fell. “Oh no.”
“What? What is ‘oh no’,” Ochako whined.
“He said he’s here with his ‘mate’?! Does that mean boyfriend??” Kiri wailed.
“I don’t know, babe.” Ochako whined back. “We need to watch them and see if there’s any sign of affection there.”
“Ok!” Kiri said with determination.
For the rest of the day both Ochako and Kiri kept a close eye on Kami and Bakugou’s interactions. Kiri found this hard because Bakugou seemed to be watching him just as much as he was watching him!
Towards the end of the day, Kiri went out to wipe some tables down.
“They got you working hard.” Bakugou called out as Kiri came closer to where he was sitting.
“Oh…yeah.” Kiri laughed. “It’s all good though, I treat it like a workout.”
“You hit the gym?” Bakugou asked.
“Yeah, you?” Kiri asked. “You look pretty fit.”
Bakugou blushed slightly. “Yeah man, workout 4 times a week.”
“Oh, that’s so manly!” Kiri gushed. “Do you supplement? Because your arms are shredded!” He commented, pointing to Bakugou’s toned biceps and forearms.
“Nah bro, all natural.” Bakugou said with a sexy smile.
“Oh god, this guy is so HOT!” Kiri fanboyed internally. “That’s awesome.” He said out loud.
“Which gym do you go to?” Bakugou asked.
“Tone It.” Kiri replied with a smile. “The one just round the corner from here.”
“Yeah, I know it. That’s the one I go to too.” Bakugou said. “Well…The one I’m ABOUT to start going to!”
“No way!” Kiri gasped. “That’s crazy cool!”
“What’s crazy cool?” Kami asked walking up to Bakugou and Kiri.
“We go to the same gym!” Kiri said excitedly.
“Oh? Fit Express?” Kami asked with one eyebrow raised. He knew which gym Bakugou went to.
“No, you idiot, Tone It!” Bakugou snapped.
Kami looked at Bakugou with initial surprise, giving him an ‘excuse me?’ look.
“Anyway we’d better go.” Bakugou added quickly. “Thanks, Kiri, it was nice to chat. We’ll see you tomorrow probably.” He said quickly before picking up all of his and Kami’s things and hurriedly walking off.
“Dude!! Dude! Let me at least dry myself and get my clothes on!” The dripping Kami laughed as he chased Bakugou to the entrance. “What’s your hurry?!”
“Need to change my gym membership.” Bakugou grunted.
Kami cackled manically. “I thought so! So does that guy go to Tone It? Dude, you totally have a thing for him.”
“And so what if I do?!” Bakugou snapped again. “What’s it to you?”
“You admitted it!” Kami gasped dramatically. “Now we need to find out if he’s just as gay for you, as you are for him, and we’re set.”
“I’m not that invested.” Bakugou snorted.
“Umm dude, you are literally changing your gym membership to his gym. You are in! Hook, line and sinker.”
“Tch.” Bakugou clicked his tongue and spun back around to continue on his quest.
Tuesday morning all three of the Bakusquad were at the pool again with Bakugou led the group. He had on a pair of dark shades with a black tight muscle shirt with the ‘Tone It’ gym logo on the front.
“Hey Kiri.” He greet the awestruck redhead at the ticket booth with a sharp jerk up of his chin. “3 concession tickets, please.”
“Please?!” Mina hissed to Kami. “Did he just say, please?!”
Kami nodded. “Mmhm…he’s smitten.”
“I can see!” Mina giggled.
“Imma do some re-con.” Kami said to Mina, wiggling his eyebrows at her. “I NEED these two together.”
“Hey I’m gonna grab some food from the cafe you guys want anything?” Kami asked later as they were sorting out the towels for swimming.
“Ill get it!” Bakugou said quickly. “You’ll probably drop it all, you clumsy asshole, what do you want?”
“Nah bro, you chill here and I’ll be back.” Kami said quickly as he trotted over to the cafe.
Bakugou scowled. Kiri was now serving at the cafe and he had wanted to go and chat to him but Kami had blocked him.
“Cockblocking bastard.” He cursed Kami internally.
“Hey dude.” Kami said with a bright smile, coming up to the window.
Kiri smiled back. “Hey! What can I get ya?”
“A bucket of fries and 3 cokes please.” Kami replied.
“Sure thing!” Kiri said brightly, turning to get the items.
“Hey uh, also. My friend thinks you’re cute.” Kami said mischievously.
“O-oh? W-Which o-one??” Kiri stammered with a blush.
“My friend, Mina.” Kami said, still with a sly grin.
“OH! Ummm, I’m super flattered, hey, but I’m actually gay.” Kiri replied with a scratch to the back of his head.
“Oh aaaare you now?” Kami asked with a deviant smirk.
“Uh yeah? Is that a problem?” Kiri asked, perplexed by Kami’s reaction.
“No, not at all!! It’s perfect actually…”
“What do you mean by th—.”
Kiri’s question was cut off by Ochako entering through the back door and asking him to do something so he had to quickly finish the transaction and go.
“Sorry! Here’s your chips and cokes!” Kiri said quickly, hurriedly handing the food items over before attending to Ochako’s request.
Kami skipped back to Bakugou happily. He was going to wait for the perfect moment to drop the news about Kiri being gay. He wanted the announcement to knock Bakugou’s socks off.
“You should have let me get it.” Bakugou scowled grumpily.
“Uh, well, I forgot the ice creams, dude, can you grab us some?”
“Tch! Trust you, you useless dunce face, yes I’ll get it.” Bakugou grunted to cover his delight, jumping up and running to the cafe.
Kami chuckled out loud. “This idiot is so easy to read it’s hilarious.” He thought with a head shake.
“Hey Kiri,” Bakugou said almost breathlessly as he ran up to the cafe. “My idiot friend forgot to get ice creams.”
Kiri laughed. “No worries, dude, I got ya. What flavours did you want?”
“Uh…maybe 2 cornetto’s for Kami and Mina and for me…What do you suggest?” Bakugou asked as he leaned on the counter top, flexing his biceps for Kiri to see.
“Oh, uh I…” Kiri was distracted by Bakugou’s rippling muscles and slightly popping veins that laced his soft, tanned arms.