“It’s to thank you for all your hard work.” He blurted out.
Your face fell slightly. You had secretly been hoping your colleague was right, that Deku was interested in you, hence why all the random meetings and the coffee date but it turned out he was just being a super sweet broccoli bean.
“Oh… umm, no it’s ok I’ll just head home this time.” You said, sadly. “I’m a little tired too actually…”
“Oh.” He said, he actually felt deflated that you had said no. He really did like your company. “Ok well, let me get your pay for the days work then.”
He turned and walked out and you turned to face the wall and banged your head against it. “Stupid! Stupid! I should have just gone out with him! But at the same time I don’t want to get my hopes up when there’s absolutely no possibility of us ever being together… I don’t like pity votes.”
Soon Deku came back in with an envelope. “Here’s your pay miss L/N. Umm, also… would… would you be able to come back tomorrow? I’ve just been told we still need you as there has been another mix up with getting the printer fixed.”
You brightened immediately. “Oh! Yes I’d love to come back, if… my boss allows it…”
“I already rang him and requested your help. He said yes.” Deku said with a happy chuckle.
“Awesome!” You said with a bright smile. “I’ll see you tomorrow then!”
“Looking forward you it!” He replied with a happy look on his face.
You blushed. “Oh.” You giggled. “Ok.”
You cleared your throat then bashfully pushed past him, “I uh… need to go now.”
“Ok, rest well miss L/N.” Deku said.
On your way home you opened the envelope and looked at the pay check.
You gasped when you saw the amount. It was almost the same amount as what you would get for working a WEEK at your other office job.
“What do I do with all this money?!” You thought. “I know!!! New work clothes! Considering I’m seeing Deku tomorrow…”
You shook your head. “He’s never going to like me back why am I even trying?!”
Before you knew it you were in front of the clothing store.
Stepping inside you looked around, a young attendant saw you and sidled up.
“Need help honey?” She asked with a wink.
“Uh…Umm…I’m looking for-.”
“An outfit that will blow Deku’s mind?!” She said slyly with a coy smile.
“Oh don’t worry honey I saw the picture, I ship it. ANYWAY! Let’s get you something nice!” She said, grabbing your arm and dragging you to the change room.
“W-wait! No it’s not like that, I just need new work cl-.”
“AH!!! WORK STYLE OUTFIT! I knew he’d be into the office chick look…” she muttered. “I got chu babes, hop in here and I’ll be back.”
She shut you into the cubicle and you stood there. Stunned. “Am I being held captive?”
Suddenly the attendant was back, hurling clothes over the door. You screeched as skirts and tops piled onto you.
“TRY THESE ON BABES!” She called out as she ran off to get more.
You sifted through some of the clothing articles and found a nice top and pencil skirt. “Hmmm… let me try these.”
You put the ensemble on and looked in the mirror. “Not bad?” You thought, checking yourself out in the mirror.
“HOW’S IT LOOKIN GURL?” The attendant called out.
You opened the door and stepped out. She gasped dramatically.
“ITS AMAZING!” She squealed, clapping her hands. “You seriously need to get this! Don’t worry I can do a discount.” She said with a tap to her nose and a wink.
“Oh that’s very kind of yo-.”
“Hush! Anything for Deku’s bae, when the paps ask who dressed you just drop the store name yeah?” She said with a wink as she turned and walked to the register.
You ended up buying a few items and the attendant took VERY good care of you. You were excited to wear your new clothes tomorrow.
The next morning you got ready, spending a little extra time on your hair etc.. [whatever you do to make it look like you’ve put a little effort in.] And put on your new work ensemble. It definitely made you look good and you smiled, feeling just that little more beautiful.
You made your way to Deku’s agency. Walking through the front doors and smiling at the receptionist.
“Hi again…I’m the uh… printer.” You mentally facepalmed. “Ta daaaa the printer hero has arrived.”
“Oh! Yes of course, let me show you to the room.” She said in a friendly voice.
“No, no, it’s ok, I know where it is.” You replied as you smiled and walked away from the desk, giving her a friendly dismissive wave.
You started heading down the hall and your eyes fell on Deku’s office door, it was open. Did you stop and say hello or keep walking?!
“Just keep walking, he doesn’t like you like that, just pretend he’s another person.” The indignant voice in your brain yelled.
You listened, walking straight past his room without looking.
Deku saw your figure walk by but he didn’t get a long enough glimpse to register that it was you. He just saw a well dressed, beautiful girl walk past and he froze in his seat.
“Wow! Who was that?!”
He got up from his chair and walked around his desk to the door, looking out and down the hall but you had gone by then.
“Did we get a new intern?” He wondered.
You started work straight away after some instruction from the in-charge, thanking him for his time.
It wasn’t long after you started that Deku casually walked in with some papers.
He froze when he saw you there, your back still towards him.
“Miss L/N?” He asked. “Wait… is it her?”
You turned and looked at him. “Hi Deku.” You said happily.
His mouth fell open slightly as he took you in. “Y-you look…” his eyes carefully travelled down your body and you felt your heart skip a beat. “That outfit really suits you.”
You flushed bright red. “Oh…t-thank you.” You stammered, not quite knowing what to say.