“Just sucks that I wasn’t alive or awake to experience it.” Bakugou leered with a smirk.
Kiri coughed and turned his face away.
“Oh my god, did he really just say that out loud?!”
“Anyway…thank you…for saving me.” Bakugou said softly, looking away again.
“I’d happily save you a thousand times if I needed to.” Kiri said bashfully, feeling a little more confident since Bakugou’s flirtatious line a second ago.
Bakugou gave him a small smile.
“Thanks, dude.” The blond said softly.
There was a moment as they looked into each other’s eyes then Kiri broke the silence.
“Oh, uh, well, I’d better go and get back to work but, uh…I’ll come back and check on you, ok?”
“Yeah sure, Kiri, you go.” Bakugou encouraged. “I won’t leave here till I’ve seen you again.”
Kiri blushed. “Ok.” He said with a smile. “See ya a little later…” he added, standing up.
Bakugou nodded, his eyes traveling down Kiri’s toned chest and abs which didn’t go unnoticed by the redhead, who’s already present blush deepened and he gave a nervous chuckle then left.
“Oh god, I just want to ask him out already.” Bakugou groaned internally as he settled back on the bed. “But if I ask him out now he might just say yes out of pity and I don’t want that.” His face darkening to a scowl.
Kiri walked back out to the lifeguard post with a heavy sigh and went to climb the ladder when Kami called to him.
“H-Hey uh…Kiri…Is Bakugou ok?”
Kiri spun to face Kami with a very uncharacteristic like look on his face. He was pissed.
“Listen, dude, I’m not one to get into a fight but that was a seriously dick move.” He said sternly.
Kami sighed and looked down at his feet with a dejected look on his face.
“I…I seriously didn’t know he couldn’t swim..”
“You’re tell me that all the times you guys have been here together you never once wondered why he refused to go in the water?” Kiri shot.
“Yeah…well, looking back it makes sense… but I just…I don’t really have an excuse, but I was just trying to help him.”
“By trying to drown him?” Kiri snapped as he crossed his arms.
“No. I was going to try and fake a cramp on him so that you would come and help…”
“Why though?” Kiri asked with a raised eyebrow.
“Well, because he’s totally crushing on you and I seriously want you two to get together.”
This news threw Kiri and he blushed.
“O-oh.” He said as he uncrossed his arms and rubbed the back of his head. “H-he likes me?”
“Dude, the minute he saw you he was hooked. He keeps coming here so he can see you.”
“Don’t lie to me Kami.” Kiri said in embarrassment.
“I’m deadly cereal, dude, promise!”
“Umm, ok , cause I really like him too…” Kiri admitted sheepishly.
“Shhhhh!!! Dude! Keep your voice down.” Kiri hushed him with a small chuckle.
“Ask him out then!!” Kami hissed.
“Yeah, well, I will… but I’m just waiting for the right time…” Kiri admitted.
“Ok, ok, well now you know… you be the one to make the move cause you’re totally a top. I can see you being the Dom in the relationship. As grumpy and manly as Bakugou looks, he’s totally a bottom.”
“I get the same vibes.” Kiri gasped. “He totally needs to be dominated.” He added with a seriously suggestive glint in his eye.
It was at that point Kami set this ship to sail in his mind. It was the perfect match.
Bakugou lay in the bed contemplating his choices of what to do. He ran over different ideas on how to ask Kiri out but nothing seemed to stand out as the perfect way. Maybe it would work best if he asked him out on a simple workout date together? Not necessarily romantic but they would get to hang out.
He imagined being able to spot for Kiri when on the workout machines, his mind running wild with different scenarios in which he would be able to touch the cute redhead’s body at different points.
He was smiling away to himself when there was a knock at the door.
“Come in.” He called.
“Oh hey, Bakugou, it’s just me.” Kiri said poking his head through the door.
“Come in, dude.” The blond invited, his mood brightening in the presence of the redhead.
“You feeling ok?” Kiri asked as he walked across the room to the chair.
“Yeah, heaps better…especially now that you’re back.” Bakugou said slyly, his crimson eyes following Kiri as his confidence in flirting grew.
“Hey, uh…I need to ask you something and please feel free to think it over before giving me and answer and I know this may not be the best time but—.”
“Just say it.” Bakugou said, cutting him off.
“Well uh…like…umm…” Kiri stuttered. “You’re really cute and I like you a lot…would you like to go out sometime?”
Bakugou’s eyes shot wide open as he looked at the redhead.
“Uh…” He was momentarily speechless. “I don’t need to think about it I already know the answer…” he said, pausing to take a breath in. “Fuck yes, dude, I totally wanna go out with you.”
Kiri’s heart was pounding in his chest.
“Yeah, dude, I was going to ask you out too but you beat me to it.” Bakugou said with a smirk as he propped himself up on the bed with his elbows.
“It’s settled then!” Kiri said brightly with a giant smile. “Lemme get my phone and we can swap numbers and stuff.”
“Yeah dude.” Bakugou said with a scowling grin.
“Oh wait…but first..” Kiri said standing up and taking a step closer to the bed. He reached down and placed one hand on Bakugou’s while he reached over him and placed a hand down on the other side of him, his face coming closer to Bakugou’s. “I need to make sure you’re really ok.” He said lowly, his lips inching their way towards Bakugou’s
Suddenly the door swung open and Ochako popped her head through. “Oh there you are Kiri! I…….oh sorry!” She said when she saw their position. “Did I just interrupt some mouth to mouth?” She leered.
Kiri blushed and quickly pulled away.
“I was just checking him to make sure he’s ok.” He said hurriedly.
“Mmhmm, I believe that as much as I believe Freddie Mercury is a straight man.” She said with a quirky hip pop. “Anyways, we need you for a second.”
“I’ll, uh, I’ll be back.” Kiri said hurriedly to Bakugou as he jogged to the door to follow Ochako out.