Poor Yaoyorozu struggled to get free but Uraraka held her fast, climbing over the table so that she could pull Yaoyorozu off her chair and walk away with her.
“Miss L,” Mina addressed you, “do you like Aizawa. Please be honest with us. I have been living on CRUMBS and I need more!”
Your face flushed and you nervously took another bite of your bun to stall for time before replying.
“He is a very nice person under it all but I don’t know if he would be someone I would consider dating,” you lied professionally, “I am committed to my job and having a relation with my boss would jeopardize that.”
Mina eyed you. She knew you were lying but she couldn’t force it out of you.
“Mmhmm,” she hummed.
“I might be speaking out of place here but I think you’d make a dope couple,” Jirou stated, still toying with her ear jack.
“Right?” Mina replied her friend, looking at her then back to you, “Miss L, if Aizawa did like you like that, and he asked you out, would you give him one little itty bitty chance?”
“Ah shit what do I say?!” You screamed internally, “I doubt that would happen,” you said with a soft chuckle, trying to dismiss it.
“She didn’t say no,” Jirou commented with a shrug to Mina.
“Yep,” Mina replied.
“What are you scheming?” Yaoyorozu suddenly asked after breaking free of Uraraka and rejoining the conversation.
“Let’s get Aizawa to notice Miss L!” Mina replied.
“Girls, I really don’t think he’s int—.” Your objection was interrupted.
“Shhhh,” Mina hushed you, jumping up and reaching across the table to press her fingers to your mouth to silence you.
“If I may put my own personal opinion in,” Yaoyorozu said, touching her chest with her fingertips, “I do think that as a confident and well rounded teacher, you would be the best match for Aizawa. I think your strong feminine charm would bring him out of his shell.”
“Well thank you, Yaoyorozu, you’re very kind,” you replied graciously, “but please, don’t make a scene…”
“Wait, so you’re letting us match you up?!” Mina screeched excitedly.
“N-No I, uh, umm—,”
“He won’t know what we’re doing,” Mina promised, “and we’ll be real subtle, we’ll just make sure there are plenty of opportunities for you both to be together.”
“I don’t know if—,”
“It’ll be fine!” She cajoled, “come on, please let us live out our dreams?”
You sighed and relinquished your hold.
“I highly doubt he would fall for such a scheme but it can’t hurt,” you said, “no one else .. apart from the girls of the class.. are to know about this though and I didn’t orchestrate it.”
“Cross my heart!” Mina squealed excitedly, exaggerating her X as she crossed across her whole body.
“Yeah, same,” Jirou added, crossing her fingers on one hand.
“I’m in!” Uraraka screeched excitedly, bouncing up and down.
“I will make sure it doesn’t go too far,” Yaoyorozu added- playing the ‘mother’ roll.
You chuckled and shook your head, “I know that school life is lacking when you start to pair teachers up.”
“Well, we tried pairing classmates but someone won’t participate,” Mina teased Jirou, jabbing her in the side with her elbow.
“I-I don’t like them like that,” poor Jirou mumbled shyly, grabbing her ear jacks and tapping them together as she looked down fringe covering her eyes.
Just then the bell rang and you stood up.
‘I m sorry, girls, thank you for having me join you for lunch but I need to get ready for the next class in case Aizawa calls on me to take the lesson,” you said hurriedly as you took off at a speedwalk to the door and off down the hall.
“She totally likes him and she thinks that we don’t know about them sleeping in the same bed,” Mina scoffed, “they’re probably already dating but I want to see something between them! Even if it’s just catching them staring deeply into each other’s eyes.”
“Can you imagine Aizawa staring deeply into someone’s eyes?” Jirou sneered.
“Only if using his quirk,” Uraraka added with a chuckle, imitating his look and using her hands to imitate his hair standing on end.
Mina cackled loudly.
“Yeah I can see it. Activating his quirk as he tells Y/N he loves her. Y/N,” she said, opening her eyes wide and staring across the table at Uraraka, “I love you.” She put her hands on her head with fingers pointing up like Aizawa’s hair would do when quirk activated.
Jirou and Uraraka spluttered with laughter and Yaoyorozu cracked a smile but then cleared her throat and tried to act serious.
“Ok. Come on, we need to go to class or else we will be on the receiving end of Aizawa’s wrath!”
And with that the girls left the table and ran for their lockers to get ready for the next class.
“Y/N,” Aizawa greeted you as you entered the staff room, “we have the mid-year festival to start planning so we’ll have the students choose what they want to do as a class.”
“Mid-year?! That’s another 4 months away?” you said with surprise.
“I am aware of that,” he deadpanned, “but a lot of planning goes into it so we need to start now.”
“Ok. That makes sense,” you replied with a nod, “what do you need me to do?”
“Write the suggestions on the board,” he directed.
“So, what? You can’t do that yourself?” you thought as you gave him a ‘look’.
“I will see you in there,” he stated, ignoring your look and walking past you out into the hall.
“Things have regressed right back to before the weekend. He hasn’t even so much as touched me today,” you thought sadly as you picked up a few things for class, “ok so he touched my arm this morning but it didn’t feel like a particular special touch.”
Items gathered, you headed off to the classroom and sat at the back to await Aizawa’s call for you to come forward.
“We have to start planning for the middle of the year festival,” Aizawa stated once everyone was sat and listening.
“What? Festival? As in, the normal festivals that schools have?” Kaminari asked.
“Oh my god! Something normal!” he whooped with excitement, causing Aizawa to get riled and glare at him till he sat back down again.
“You will all need to come to a conclusion regarding what you want to do,” Aizawa said, “I have asked Miss L/N to take the suggestions and write them on the board.”