Dabi, as you can imagine, was super proud of his girl and would attend her matches with very loud and very boisterous calls of praise and adoration, even rocking up in a pink shirt with her name written in gold sequence on front and back.
Susa had made it for him, as she had now pursued a career in the fashion industry, and was starting to get a name for herself with her outlandish and brightly designed clothes.
“Go baby! That’s my girl right there!” Dabi shouted loudly as he cheered on the sidelines at one of her games with you holding up a pamphlet over your face to shield your embarrassment.
“Muuuuum, can you stop him?!” Koemi wailed with embarrassment from the court at half time.
“Sorry, sweetheart,” you called to her from behind the pamphlet.
“You can’t stop the hype train,” Dabi shouted, throwing his arms out wide to embrace all of the dubious glances from other parents.
“God, Dabi, why are you like this?” you hissed at him, “even I’m embarrassed to be here.”
“I’m in my element,” he replied with a cheeky smirk.
“Evidently,” you mumbled, hiding your face again as he started to chant.
Despite the horrific distraction, Koemi played an amazing game and met you both after the match.
“Dadddd, I’m 4 years old now. Can you not do that? It’s embarrassing,” she sassed him as she walked out to the car with you and dad – in his bright pink top.
“Bye Koko!” A fellow small voice called out to her.
“Oh! Bye Mio, see you tomorrow!” She replied to her friend, waving madly.
“You two have always been close,” you said to your girl as you got to the car, “it’s nice that you’re in the same pre-school and team now!”
“Yeah. She’s good at vollee-ball,” Ko said nonchalantly.
“Awww, I miss wowowbow, bring back wowowbow,” Dabi said sadly, opening the car door for her to get in.
“I’m a big girl now, dad, I can say the word vollee-ball.”
“I do love the accent though,” Dabi said, clipping her into her seat.
“Yeah, the accent is cute,” you added from the passenger seat, “wanna get chicken and chips on the way home?”
“Yeah?!” Koemi gasped with delight, “I haven’t had them for 15 days.” 15 days seemed to be the longest time frame that she could come up with and if anything had the potential to be going on for a long time, or not happening for a long time, it was alway comparable with ’15 days’.
“Wanna watch wowowbow when we get home?” Dabi asked cheekily.
“It’s vollee-ball, dad,” Ko sassed with an eye roll and you hid your smirk.
“I see the sass grows with age,” Dabi mused to you, “I do believe she gets that from you.”
“You love the sass,” you replied, “I sassed you from day one so I’m sorry, but if you didn’t see this coming with our daughter, then you’re not very bright.”
“Good point,” Dabi mused, putting the car in gear and driving off from the venue down the road.
“Hey Ko, are you excited for school next year? You’re gonna be in kindy!” you said to her.
“Yeah! Am I going to go to Nekoma? Like you and Dad?”
“Yep. You are,” you said with a smile, “you’ll be amazing, I just know it.”
“Yeah… I know,” she replied with a gentle sigh.
“And don’t you forget it, baby, you’re amazing… because you’re my girl, and no one looks down on a Todoroki.”
“That’s right, dad,” she said in an empowered voice.
“Hell, yeah,” he said with a firm nod and a open palmed slap to the steering wheel.
You chuckled away at their antics and smiled off out your window.
After getting chicken and chips from the shop, you headed home to watch volleyball together, but you couldn’t help but feel like your body was a little off.
“I’m feeling a little bloated and I’ve been super tired these last few days… when was my last period??”
The other two were happy to watch the TV so you got up and went upstairs for a moment.
“Should I take a test?” You wondered, walking into the bathroom and closing the door before rummaging in the bottom drawer to find a pregnancy test.
Thankfully, there were 2 tests left and they were both in date so you pulled one out of the packaging and read the instructions again just as a refresher on how to take the test properly because it had been a while since you had done it.
Once you had captured a sample and had set the stick on the side of the bathroom sink, you waited.
You promised yourself you wouldn’t look so turned away from the test and waited for 3 minutes before looking back at it again.
You were pregnant.
“Oh my god!” you gasped softly, grabbing the stick to take a closer look at the word written in bold.
Your mind reeled, but above all else you were excited to be giving Koemi a sibling… and you knew Dabi would be over the moon about another kid too.
“How to tell him… I need to do something cool or random…”
You thought for a moment, then picked up the test and hid it up your shirt as you walked out of the bathroom and back downstairs into the kitchen.
“What to do… what to do?” You thought, looking around.
Then you had a brainwave.
You would just leave it on the bench, with the caption “what’s one more, right?” Written on a piece of paper next to it, then wait.
Quickly grabbing a pen and just leaving the positive test there next to your quote, you then grabbed a drink from the fridge and stood there waiting for Dabi to come out.
You knew he would come looking for you after a while so you just waited.
It was another 5 minutes before he called out from the lounge.
“Babe?” he called.
“Yeah?” you called back.
“Yeah, just getting a drink from the kitchen,” you called to him.
There was silence for a bit then you heard him get up from the lounge and come looking for you.
You looked very suspicious just standing there next to the sink, drinking, and he approached you with a dubious look on his face.
“Whatcha doing?” he asked.
“Drinking, why?” you replied with a smirk.
“Why do you look like you’re up to something?” he asked suspiciously.
You just shrugged and gave him a sly look. And that’s when he started looking around, his eyes falling on the positive pregnancy test on the bench.
He looked at it, looked away, looked at it again, walked over and stared at it, looked at you, looked back down at it again, looked back at you, and just stared while you grinned and then started chuckling.