“He so does!” Ochaco exclaimed, pumping her arms and pouting.
“And I’m telling you he doesn’t!” You replied in defiance.
“Fine.” Ochaco huffed. “I’ll prove it.” Her lips had curled into a devilish smile.
“And how are you going to do that?” You replied with a smirk, watching her from the corner of your eye.
“Watch and learn the truth of Todoroki’s interest.” Ochaco sneered cheekily.
It was lunch break at UA. You and Ochaco were outside on the bench near the oval. The boys of 1-A and 1-B were engaged in a friendly football match.
Well… as friendly as it could be with Bakugo and Monoma in the mix. Ochaco stood suddenly and marched towards the boys.
“W-W-Wait!? Where are you going?” You shot up from your seat and went to grab her.
“Come.” She commanded.
You followed meekly. Not quite understanding what her angle was.
“Booooyyys!!” She called sweetly. “Mind if we join you??”
You we’re too shocked to speak.
“Sure!” Kaminari and Kirishima shouted in unison. Todoroki was watching you. He didn’t say anything.
You returned your gaze to Ochaco who was already planning who’s team you’d be on. “We’ll join Midoriya’s team.” she decided smartly.
Todoroki was on Midoriya’s team. You walked to their side flashing Todoroki a smile as you stood beside him.
He eyed you dubiously then looked across to the other team.
Bakugo was their team leader.
“YOU READY BLURRY EYES???” Snarled Bakugo.
He had given you a new nickname following your duel a few days ago. Before you could answer Todoroki interjected.
“Bakugo, I promised you would meet your maker if you laid a finger on her. I’m not about to go back on my word.” His voice was low and threatening.
You blushed slightly, realizing just how serious he was about your safety.
The match resumed. Midoriya tossed you the ball and you froze.
“What the hell am I supposed to do with this!?”
“Run.” Todoroki coaxed. “I’ll cover you.”
You blushed again at his words. You launched forwards hitting a dead sprint straight up. You dodged the other teams first lines of defense and headed down the field to the goal posts. What you didn’t know was Todoroki was indeed covering you and had taken down nearly the whole opposing team. Irrepective of if they were intending to chase you down or not.
You touched to football down between the posts and turned around. The field looked like a war zone, strewn with casualties. Todoroki was a stones throw away from you. Eyes still on you.
“Whaaa… what happened?!” You squeaked.
“I covered you.” Todoroki replied nonchalantly, shrugging and heading back to the rest of the team who were frozen, mouths gaping open.
“Were we even needed??” Midoriya asked in shock. “You two are a formidable team!”
Todoroki smiled coyly. You blushed. Your third blush in 5 minutes.
Ochaco was grinning mischievously at you. She wasn’t done yet.
The bell rang and you all headed off the field towards the water station. She sidled up beside you and nudged you in the arm. You looked at her and rolled your eyes.
“That display doesn’t mean anything.” You said dismissively waving your hand.
“Oh I’m just getting started!” Ochaco replied excitedly. She was enjoying being the instigator. “I have a few more tricks up my sleeve.”
She wiggles her eyebrows and you rolled your eyes again and giggled.