“Izu?” You asked gently, trying to bring him back to the present.
“OH! Yes Y/N?” He asked, quickly snapping out of his little daydream.
“Are you ok?”
“Ahh yeah?” He replied sheepishly, rubbing the back of his neck, not really knowing what to say at that point.
You felt like you had maybe seen enough… or maybe it was just how flustered Deku looked but either way you needed to get out of there.
“Thank you so much for your time.” You said politely to the clerk who was still desperately trying to hold her fangirling in, her eyes glued to Deku.
“Oh! My pleasure!” She replied happily, closing the cabinet as you turned Deku away and guided him out of the shop.
He just allowed you to lead him as he was still coming back around from his little fantasy.
“Phew that was intense.” You said with a little embarrassed laugh, trying to make light of the awkward situation that just happened.
“I-I’m sorry, Y/N” Deku mumbled slightly sadly, he had wanted to make it a really exciting moment for you but his nerves got the better of him.
“It’s ok,” you reassured him. “It’s a big step looking at rings… maybe we’re just not ready.”
Deku felt sad after hearing you say that. Had he failed you?
He felt like he had let you down in some way and it was then that he resolved to make the anniversary dinner the best it could ever be. Including the proposal.
“I need to show her the man I have become because of her! I need to prove I’m worthy of being her husband.”
The poor love stricken ring shop clerk stumbled out the back to the supply closet, clutching her chest as she wheezed out her coworkers name.
“Has he gone yet?” A timid voice replied the wheezing clerk.
“Yes, I’m sad but relieved because if he stayed any longer I would have proposed to him myself.” The clerk said as she threw her back against the wall and slumped to the floor. “WHY DOES HE HAVE TO BE SO FRICKIN ADORABLE?!”
“Well why do you think I hid in here?!” The timid co-worker replied, emerging from behind some boxes. “The minute I heard you yell ‘oh my god it’s Deku’ I panicked and hid!”
“You should have seen him.” The clerk sighed happily, a faraway look in her eye. “He just stood there looking amazing.”
“I don’t doubt it for a second! Even the air he breathes out is more pure that the air he breathed in.” The timid co-worker replied emphatically.
“He smiled at me.” The clerk said in the most dead serious voice ever.
“Oh. My. God….and you were able to still stand?” The timid co-worker asked with wide eyes.
“Yes.” Came the reply, coupled with a straight face.
“You’re basically invincible now.”
“It’s the power of Deku.”
“He’s basically a god so I believe it.”
And the conversation continued for the next 20 minutes while the two Deku fans talked about their favourite number one hero.
“Hey Y/N, I need to run a quick errand for my…mum.” Deku said to you a few days later, as the working day was coming to a close.
“Oh! Gimme a second and I’ll finish up here and come with you.” You replied happily, quickly filing some papers.
“Oh no, no, no, no…uh I need to do this one alone and I’ll be right back home as soon as possible.” He replied, fiddling with the door knob nervously, his gaze falling to the floor.
“oh?” You said suspiciously, stopping what you were doing so you could watch him. “Are you sure I can’t come?”
“P-please Y/N, I…I’ll be home as quickly as I can.” He replied, eyes still glued to the floor.
“Suspicious…” You thought. “Mmmmm ok? I’ll see you at home then…” you said, still watching him.
“T-thank you Y/N, I’ll be going now, bye.” He mumbled quickly before closing the door swiftly and running down the hall.
You giggled a little with confusion.
“What the heck? Oh well…I’ll let it slide.” You thought before turning back to your work. “He’ll probably beat me home anyway there’s so much stuff left to do!”
Deku quickly slipped his hoodie on as he left the building and hopped on the first bus he came across, making his way back to the ring shop you and he had visited a few days earlier.
“I don’t know what ring she likes but maybe the clerk there could help me?”
20 minutes later he had arrived at the shop front and opened the door with his head lowered so no one could see his face.
The timid co-worker happened to be on desk that day and looked up to see a large hooded figure enter her shop.
She froze. “Oh shit…a robber!” She panicked internally, her fingers sliding along the underside of the desk frantically trying to locate the emergency button that was hidden there.
Deku looked up slowly and pushed the hoodie back off his head to reveal himself and that’s when all hell broke loose.
The timid co-worker screamed, hit the emergency button and passed out, sirens flashing and wailing from the ceiling.
“ARE YOU OK?!” Deku called as she fell unconscious behind the desk.
He raced around the counter and rolled her into the recovery position, looking around to place something soft under her head but failing to find such an item so he took his hoodie off and folded it, sliding it gently under her head.
“FREEZE!” The security officer yelled as he entered the ring shop. He had been alerted immediately by the emergency button and had arrived on scene instantly.
Deku stood up and placed his hands up in a surrender. “S-sir I apologize!” He stammered. “I don’t know what happened???”
“DEKU?!” The Officer replied in shock. “WHAT HAPPENED?!”
“Sir, like I said, I don’t know? I walked in and she screamed then passed out?”
The officer put his gun down and Deku lowered his hands, stepping back as the officer made his way around the desk and shut the emergency sirens off.
“What brings you into a jewelery shop, Deku?” The Officer asked curiously as he checked the young girl over.
The officer looked up with a wink and just nodded. “Say no more, your secret is safe with me.”
“Thank you, sir.” Deku replied with relief