“Uh, well, I’m a magnum fan myself.” Kiri said, moving his eyes from Bakugou’s arms to his face.
“Fine by me. You pick the flavour.” Bakugou said with a little smirk.
“How about ego? I like my ice cream like I like my men. Sweet and soft on the inside with a hard, delicious exterior.” Kiri said with a wink.
Bakugou blushed furiously.
“A-are you gay?” The flustered Bakugou asked.
“Oh! Sorry… was my gay showing?” Kiri replied with a shy chuckle, scratching his cheek. “Yeah, I am actually…”
“I am too,” Bakugou replied, almost in an excited stupor. He couldn’t believe his luck!
“You’re gay?!” Kiri gasped with excitement.
“Yeah dude, I’m so gay I can’t even think straight.” Bakugou replied with a smirk.
Kiri laughed. “No wonder we clicked straight away, we have lots in common.”
Bakugou grinned, his usual scowling grin. “Damn straight…I mean gay.”
Kiri handed him the ice creams and accepted payment before saying goodbye and watching as Bakugou walked off back to Kami.
“Ughhhh.” He groaned in a low voice. “Ochako!!! I wanna top him so badddd.”
“Who?” Ochako asked, walking in from around the back.
“Bakugou- hot blond. HE’S GAY!!
“Oh my god what?!” Ochako gasped. “You serious?!”
“YES! HE JUST TOLD ME!”
Ochako squealed with excitement. “My OTP~” She clapped furiously while bouncing. “Did you just say you’d top him??”
“Yeah, why?” Kiri asked.
“Oh I just thought you were more of a bottom?” Ochako laughed, “especially if it’s with him. He just gives me maaad top vibes.”
“Nah, babe, he’s totally a bottom I can feel in the depths of my gaydar.”
Ochako laughed. “Well he’s definitely hot, and his body is bangin.”
“I knowwww.” Kiri wailed dramatically. “His waist is so small! God, he’s totally taken, he’s taken, isn’t he. Damn it.”
“Woah, now, you don’t know that? Go talk to him. Those tables need cleaning anyway.” Ochako said with a cheeky smile and a shove between Kiri’s shoulderblades. “Go!”
Kiri trotted out the door, making a bee-line for the table closest to Bakugou.
Bakugou sensed the redhead’s presence and glanced back over his shoulder as the pool worker approached him from behind.
“Oh, hey dude.” Kiri said as he picked up an empty bottle from the table nearby.
“You should take a break, Kiri.” Bakugou said. “Come join me… I mean…us.”
“Oh! I’d love to but my break isn’t until 1:30pm.” He said sadly.
“That’s cool. I’ll be hungry again by then so I’ll get something to eat with you on your break.” Bakugou said.
“Sounds good!” Kiri replied with a giant toothy smile.
1:30pm rolled around and Bakugou had bought more chips and another coke from the cafe before settling back on the grass waiting for Kiri to arrive.
Naturally the redhead couldn’t wait for his break to start, and kept glancing at the clock, each second feeling slower than the last.
“Just go already will you?” Ochako laughed, Kiri had told her he was going to have lunch with Bakugou and she was hella excited for him.
“Can I?!” He squealed.
“Yes, go!” She said shooing him out the door.
He ran to his locker and grabbed his lunch before tearing off over to where Bakugou was sitting.
“Hey Bakugou!” He said brightly as he plopped down beside him.
“Hey.” Bakugou replied with a cool head jerk, trying his best to act chill around his crush. “Here.” He added, holding out the tray of chips to Kiri.
“Oh, thanks!” Kiri said, taking one.
The two guys made small talk about which schools they went to, general likes and dislikes about stuff, you know, all the usual getting to know you stuff- and Kiri was falling more and more for this guy. But he had one burning question in the back of his mind.
Was Bakugou taken?
“So uh, where’s your boyfriend?” Kiri asked shyly.
“Boyfriend?” Bakugou asked.
“Yeah, you’re taken right?” Kiri asked, praying the answer would be no.
“Nah dude, not taken, I’m single as fuck.” Bakugou said with a laugh.
Kiri joined his laughter with his own laughter of relief.
“What about you?” The spikey blond returned the question, “got a man?”
“Single pringle for me.” Kiri said, “would love a man though, just looking for the right one.”
“Oh I see.” Bakugou said softly. “Does that mean that person isn’t me?”
There was a bit of silence before Kiri asked the next burning question.
“Hey, so uh, you’ve been coming here but I haven’t seen you swim yet?”
“Gotta watch the stuff.” He said abruptly.
“Yeah but we have lockers you can p—.”
“Nah, I’m good, I don’t need to swim.” Bakugou replied dismissively.
“Isn’t the whole point of coming to a swimming pool…to swim?” Kiri thought but didn’t push it further. “Well, I’m gonna be on lifeguard duty on Thursday!” He added proudly. “I’ve got my certification, so they’re giving me a trial run! I’ll even get paid more.”
“That’s cool. You’ll make an awesome lifeguard.” Bakugou said with a wink and a slightly smirk.
Kiri blushed. “T-thanks.” He said with a little chuckle.
Kiri’s break ended and he left to go back to work, sighing as he went. “God, Bakugou is just adorable, I want to ask him out so badly!”
“Dude, are you ever gonna swim?” Kami asked Bakugou as he swam up to the side of the pool and hung onto the side as he peered up at his friend through a waterlogged fringe.
“I don’t need to.” Bakugou snapped.
“Ok, but like, what are you even doing here? Singlehandedly keeping this place afloat by buying shit from the cafe?” Kami leered.
“Shut up.” Bakugou scowled.
“No, but seriously, how much have you spent here? $30?”
“No!…..close to $50.” Bakugou replied softly, looking away from Kami.
The cute blond chuckled heartily. “Just ask the guy on a freakin’ date already, it would cost you less.”
“Fuck off!” Bakugou barked.
Kami laughed splashing back and hovering in the water.
“Well next time you get close to him take a good inhale in through your nose because his gay smells amazing.” He leered.
“I already know he’s gay.” Bakugou leered back.
“You do?!” Kami gasped loudly. “Damn it! I wanted to drop that one on you!”
“He told me earlier at the cafe.” Bakugou said proudly.
“Yeah, well he told me too, when I told him that Mina liked him.” Kami laughed.
“But Mina doesn’t like him, she’s gay for Jirou?” Bakugou said, confused.
“I know that but I needed a reason to find out if he was gay or not so I could ship you two.”
“I don’t need your help.” Bakugou grunted. “I’m gonna ask him out in my own time.”
“So like…I’ll be 90 by then, yeah?”
“Say one more thing and your towel goes in the pool.” Bakugou growled.