It was deathly silent.
There was so much tension you could cut the air with a knife.
No one spoke.
All eyes were glued to you and Iida as you sat on the floor in the middle of the common room.
“You first,” you said to him.
“No. I insist,” he replied, giving you an open palm gesture, “you first, Y/N.”
“Iida, would you just put your letters on the board already? I can see you’re dying to place them down.”
He very quickly grabbed ALL of his letters and laid them out on the scrabble board.
“Nicely done,” Momo praised softly from beside him.
“Thank you, Yaoyorozu,” he replied to her with a small smile and a head nod, before pushing his glasses up onto the bridge of his nose with his middle finger and smirking across at you.
You looked up at him and returned his smirk, bluffing as you looked back down at your very sad array of letters.
“What the fuck am I supposed to do with ‘E,E,F,K,C,R,Y,R??? I mean… I can see the word ‘CRY’ in there… and that’s exactly what I want to do right now.”
Pretending like you had it all figured out, you reached down for the ‘E’ and placed it next to the B of Iida’s ‘AMBIVERT’.
“Ah Ha! Take that. I spelled ‘BE’.” You grinned proudly and Kaminari piped up from the sidelines.
“Ayyyy, way to go, Y/N,” he said proudly, reaching out to slap your hand that you had held flat out to the side.
Iida looked back down to his letters- including the new ones he had picked from the pile to replace his old ones, and picked up ‘E,N,U,S’ and placed them next to the ‘V’ of his ‘AMBIVERT’, spelling ‘VENUS’
“Good word,” Todoroki commented.
You looked down at your letters then back up at ‘VENUS’ and had a brainwave.
“Aww yiss, mothertrucker look at this,” you said eagerly as you picked up the ‘F,C,K’ and placed them down the word ‘VENUS’ intersecting at the ‘U’ to spell ‘FUCK’.
“That is a most inappropriate word, Y/N, I must contest the use of that word in—,”
“You said word! It’s a word,” you butted in, “it’s a legit word.”
“Y/N is right… unfortunately,” Momo said, “it is a word in the dictionary.”
“Still, we must—,”
“Nope! It’s a word,” you rebutted, “word is a word.”
“It’s a fucking fantastic word too,” Bakugou added snidely from the doorway where he was leaning up against the frame- trying to look like he wasn’t interested in the scrabble game going on.
Iida pursed his lips and looked back down at his letters then picked up ‘C,O,M’ and placed them in front of your ‘BE’ to make ‘COMBE’.
Kaminari made a failed buzzer noise and pointed to the word that Iida had just made.
“You spelled it wrong, Iida, there’s no ‘E’ on the end.”
“Yes, there is,” Tsuyu said, “a combe is a small hollow on the side of a hill.”
“Well done, Tsuyu,” Iida replied, “I am impressed.”
“Thank you, ribbit,” she replied with a cute smile.
“Maybe just sit and watch and not open your mouth, Kaminari,” Jirou teased the electric blond, who looked deflated at not being able to help you win that one.
“Maaaan,” you moaned with frustration, looking down at your letters and up at the board multiple times.
“Boy it’s a VENUSER day today isn’t it?” Kaminari said loudly.
“No helping the players,” Momo chided him quickly.
“I wasn’t helping, I’m making a statement about the beautiful weather today,” Kaminari lied defensively.
“Dude,” Sero said with a chuckle and shake of his head.
“We can tell you’re trying to help, Y/N, Kaminari,” Uraraka said from beside Iida.
“I, no? How did you…”
“It’s not a word,” Todoroki said bluntly.
“Isn’t it?” Kirishima asked from across the board, “it sounded pretty good to me.”
“Venuser is a word,” Kaminari replied defensively.
“Is it? Use it in a sentence,” Jirou challenged.
“I just did. Isn’t it venuser today?” Kaminari replied.
While this was all going on you had found a place to stick your ‘E,R’ and proudly put it at the end of ‘FUCK’ making it ‘FUCKER’.
“Ayyyy!” Kaminari chuckled, high fiving you.
“Y/N!” Iida berated sharply.
“It’s a word!” you replied defensively with a laugh, “it’s a proper word!”
“It is,” Momo confirmed with a sigh.
Iida shook his head and grabbed his ‘X,T,R,A’ and placed it against the ‘E’ of ‘FUCKER’ to spell ‘EXTRA’ and Bakugou grinned maliciously from his place at the door.
“I can use that one in a sentence. You’re all Extras,” he snarled with a smirk.
“Your ‘EXTRA’, Bakugou, has an ‘S’ on the end so that’s wrong,” Uraraka said to him, not afraid to stand up to the explosion king.
“You want to fight, round face? Huh?” Bakugou snarled at her.
She narrowed her eyes in response to him.
“I GOT IT!” you suddenly yelled, placing your ‘R,G,H,’ down from the ‘A’ of ‘EXTRA’
“ARGH… is not a word,” Iida said sternly, “it is a sound.”
“No, it’s a word. It comes out of my mouth so therefore it’s a word,” you replied smartly.
“That’s not how words work,” Iida replied.
Suddenly Kaminari sneezed.
“See! That’s a word.” You pointed at him.
“How do you spell that?” Midoriya asked, pulling his notebook out, “I’ve always wondered how you spell the sound of a sneeze.”
“I think it starts with an A?” you mused.
“Can we focus, please?” Momo asked you, keen to see what other words you would come up with.
Iida then reached for his ‘ISLE’ and placed it next to the ‘T’ at the end of ‘AMBIVERT’ and spelled ‘ISLET’.
So you quickly shoved an ‘I’ above the ‘S’ of ‘ISLET’ to make ‘IS’.
“Y/N… serious question here,” Sero asked you, “why did you agree to take Iida on for this scrabble game? You’re getting walked over here.”
“I’m totally winning and I’ve got more winning words to come,” you replied him with a wink.
While you were talking to Sero, Iida placed down a ‘Y,P,E’ next to the ‘H’ of your ‘ARGH’ to make ‘HYPE’ and you made the buzzer noise.
“Hype isn’t a proper word.”
“Of course it is,” he replied indignantly.
“No it’s not. It’s a slang word.”
“It’s both,” Tsuyu cut in.
“Is it?” you asked in surprise.
“Yes. I’m afraid she is correct,” Momo confirmed.
“Oh. Well let’s carry on then,” you said to Iida, picking up your ‘Y’ and placing it at the end of ‘FUCKERY’, “that’s what I think of this whole game,” you said with a chuckle.
Sero, Kaminari and Bakugou all laughed and an uproar came from the others who were still boarderline about you using swear words in the game.
“It fits!” you repeated over and over with a laugh every time someone tried to refute your word.
“I have one to end the game!” Iida announced amid the chaos still surrounding your word choice, “AXOLOTYL!” he said loudly, placing the letters down next to the ‘A’ of his ‘AMBIVERT’ word.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” you mumbled just above a whisper, completely awestruck.
“What?!” Kaminari gasped.
“What is that?” Kirishima asked.
“I’ve always wanted one of those as a pet!” Mina chimed in.
“Koda had one as a pet when he was growing up,” Shoji said from beside her.
“Oh? Did he?!… I’ll have to ask him about it,” she said.
“No wait! I can finish this game!” you said excitedly, “look!”
Very proudly, you picked up the last of your letters ‘N,E,S,S,’ and placed them at the end of ‘FUCKERY’ to make ‘FUCKERYNESS’.
The place fell into chaos as some classmates hollered with laughter, some opposed strongly, others just yelled for the sake of yelling and Midoriya wrote the word down with question marks next to it.
It had been a good game. Even if you had lost terribly, you had loved every second of it. The students of Class 1-A were an awesome bunch.
~ END ~