** This oneshot was adapted from a meme panel I saw that had the same concept but with Iida, Midoriya, and Ochaco. I hope you enjoy my version 🙂
The cicadas were making a hell of a racket that afternoon as you, Midoriya, and Iida set up for the game on your back porch.
“Now,” Iida said in his usual stern, directive voice as he chopped his arm, “I assume you and Midoriya are aquatinted with the rules of this game?”
“Yep!” you replied brightly as you sat down across from Midoriya, cross legged as you looked down at your cup of water.
“Yes,” Midoriya said with a happy smile, holding his cup up.
“Good. First. You must both take in an adequate mouthful of water and hold it in your mouth. Then, I will read each joke out loud and the first person to laugh- inevitably spitting the water everywhere, loses that round.”
“Ok,” you chuckled, “I’m gonna be so bad at this.”
“You will be far better than me, Y/N,” Midoriya replied, “but don’t think that I will lose that easily!” A sparkle of mischief danced in his eye as he readied himself for the game.
“Players ready?” Iida asked, chopping his arm to get your attention back to himself.
“Please intake an appropriate amount of water,” Iida said, watching as you and Midoriya lifted the cups to your lips and took a decent sip. “First joke. What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?… Supplies!”
Immediately water came spurting out of your mouth, spraying all over Midoriya who had to throw his hands up in front of his face to block the spray of water and look away so that he didn’t get it in his eyes.
“Y/N, you didn’t even try,” Iida commented.
You coughed and spluttered, cackling away as Midoriya gently deposited his mouthful of water out onto the pavement beside him.
“I’m sorry!” you wailed, “it was funny!”
“You didn’t even last a second!” Midoriya laughed.
“I’m sorry! I’m sorry! It just caught me off guard,” you laughed, picking the bottom of your shirt up and wiping your mouth on it, “ok, next one, next one.”
You quickly refilled your cup with the water bottle and took another mouthful, waiting for Midoriya to do the same.
“Ready?” Iida asked as he adjusted his glasses and looked down at the paper, “joke two! “What did the ocean say to the beach?… Nothing, it just waved.”
Your cheeks bulged but you managed to hold it in and so did Midoriya, the two of you staring each other down as you maintained your composure.
“Well done!” Iida praised, “that was a point to each of you for that round. Total scores are: two points to Midoriya and one point to Y/N!”
“I’ll catch up to you, just watch me,” you said to Midoriya once you had spat your water out to refill your mouth for the next round.
“Bring it on!” The greenette replied brightly, “I won’t back down from your challenge.”
“Players ready?” Iida asked again, making you refocus on the task of getting another mouthful of water, “joke number three. Why did Billy get fired from the banana factory? He kept throwing away the bent ones.”
You didn’t find that one as amusing but Midoriya did and you watched as he tried desperately to hold his lips together but failed and all the water came cascading down his chin and onto his shirt, making you laugh as well.
“Midoriya, you failed that round,” Iida announced.
“Yeah!” you chuckled, after spitting your water out and throwing your hands up in the air, “we’re even now!”
“Next round!” Iida called and you both scrambled for more water. “Joke four. Why do seagulls fly over the ocean?… Because if they flew over the bay, we’d call them bagels (Bay-guls).”
Both you and Midoriya cracked up laughing, water shooting out from between your lips and coating the other with a copious amount of liquid.
“Nooooo!” you wailed, wiping your face down while laughing.
“Bay-guls,” Midoriya laughed, his green springy curls bouncing as he threw his head back with joyous abandon, laughing happily as he clutched his arms around his middle.
“Stupid,” you chuckled, shaking your head, “I don’t know why I laughed at that one.”
“Because it’s funny.” He continued to laugh.
“Joke five!” Iida announced, giving you the bare minimum time to get another mouthful of water in before he stated the next one. “I only know 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know y.”
“Mmmm?” you hummed, cheeks puffed out like a goldfish as you tilted your head to the side in question.
Midoriya shrugged at you and you both sat there looking at each other in confusion.
Suddenly it clicked and your eyes widened as you made a more urgent ‘mmmmmm’ noise of affirmation and it was then that Iida burst out laughing, his loud, hearty laugh, drawing the attention of you and Midoriya.
“That is most amusing!” Iida said with joy and you smirked, managing to hold your mouth full of water in.
“Iida loses that round,” you giggled after spitting the water out.
“That has, by far, been the most amusing joke on this list,” Iida said with humorous delight.
You grinned, happy that you had gotten the chance to see Iida enjoying himself.
“Joke six,” Iida said, getting back into his role quickly.
Midoriya and yourself scrambled to get your mouths filled with water again then waited for Iida’s next joke.
“How do you get a squirrel to like you? Act like a nut.”
Both you and Midoriya looked at each other, your lips wobbling as you both did your best to hold it together but slowly the water dribbled from your lips and down your chin, making you throw your heads back to stop more coming out.
Unfortunately, that maneuver didn’t work, and you were the first to cave, a massive fountain of water erupted from your mouth and shot up into the air, immediately falling back down all over you and making you shriek.
Midoriya, at seeing what happened to you, lost it completely and the same thing happened to him- water coating him from top to tail.
“Ahhh,” he wailed while laughing, “I’m not as good at this as I had hoped for.”
“And you think I’m any better?” you asked, still chuckling and holding your shirt out from your body to show him just how drenched you were.
“I have, also, unfortunately, been involved,” Iida added and you looked over to see him cleaning his glasses with a handkerchief, which made you laugh all over again.
“Well, I’m a lot cooler now,” you said.
“Same,” Midoriya added, “want to go and get some ice cream now?”
“Yep!” you said excitedly.
“You too, Iida, would you like to join us?” Midoriya asked the half drenched class rep.
“That would be delightful,” Iida replied, from where he was standing.
“Is this outfit ok?” you asked with a good grin as you stood up and looked down at your drenched self.
“It’s ok!” Midoriya replied, “I look the same!”
“Twins!” you said with a grin as you high fived him.
~ END ~