Against every fibre of your being you reached out and placed your hand on top of his, tenderly caressing the hand that was resting on the pillow beside you. His hands were large, and softer than you thought they’d be, and you moved your head back a bit so you could look at his fingernails.
“What a nerd. He even takes care of his cuticles.” You chuckled internally, silently jealous that his fingers were more manicured than yours had ever been in your entire life.
You looked at your fingernails that were sitting atop of his and grimaced.
“His whole hand just called mine ugly.” You thought as your mind started to wander off and your eyes slowly drooped lower.
The next thing you felt when you woke next was something heavy across your back and you raised your head sleepily to try and work out what was going on as you squinted and turned your head over your shoulder to look.
As your eyes focused you saw Iida still fast asleep beside you with his injured arm across your back as you lay on your stomach.
“Oh god,” you grimaced internally as you tried to move and your whole back cramped. “This is how I die, isn’t it?”
You looked at Iida sleeping peacefully and tried to move again gently but couldn’t, so just lay your head down again and sighed.
No sooner had the soft sigh left your mouth, you felt Iida stir and you shot your head up again.
Groggily he pulled a face with his eyes still shut then opened them slowly, eyelids fluttering a little as his gaze fell on you.
“Shit.” You gasped softly.
“Y/N?!” He rasped, trying to move away immediately to create some distance once he saw how close you two were.
“Yo. Dont move.” You barked as he frantically shuffled away.
“W-What are we doing in the same bed?!” He stammered, still wriggling backwards.
“Stop moving back!” You snapped with fear, “you’re gonna fall off the bed! Hey! STOP!”
You reached a hand out to grab his good arm but that only scared him even more and he reversed faster, teetering on the edge of the bed as you reached out with your other hand and grabbed his shirt, his body weight dragging you across the bed as he fell backwards off it.
“Oof!” You grunted as you landed on top of him on the floor.
“I apologize.” He stammered, freezing under you as you pushed up off him, hands either side of his head as you stared down into his intense blue eyes.
“Dumbass. Your arm!” You scolded him sitting back and inadvertently sitting down on something that was bulging up under you.
You jumped forward with fright and sucked air in with horror as you realized what you had just sat down on.
You lurched forwards just as he tried to sit up, connecting with you again and falling back with you on top but this time his face sandwiched between your breasts.
“IIDA!” You screeched as you rolled off him, kneeing his arm in the process.
He let out a hiss of pain as you rolled away and you quickly got up on hand and knee and crawled back over to him.
“I-I’m so sorry, are you ok? I’m sorry.”
“It’s quite alright, I’m sorry, I uh, I—.”
“Don’t even say it.” You growled.
Iida blushed and cleared his throat, sitting up and looking around.
“How did we get here?” He asked in a daze.
“Do you want it paraphrased?” You deadpanned. “Cheese, broken arm, doctor, high as a kite, talking in tongues, bed.”
Iida stared at you for a moment, absolutely bewildered.
“My apologies. I have no idea what any of that means?” He said in monotoned confusion.
“It didn’t make any sense at the time either. The main thing is we need to get your arm seen to.” You said straightforwardly. “Wait, what day is it?”
Iida thought for a moment then his eyes shot up and met yours.
“Yes. But we don’t need to go. I have organized that you need not attend due to sustained trauma from the events.” Iida said professionally.
The sudden clenching in your heart subsided and overwhelmed with relief you threw yourself at him and hugged him tight.
“Thank you so much! You have no idea how much that means to me.” You added as you looked up at him; your lips suddenly touching his as he had his head craned down towards yours.
You quickly let go of him and sat back as your heart thumped in your chest. Stunned look matching his stunned look as you both sat there and stared at each other and held a hand on your lips.
“Sorry.” You mumbled, “I didn’t think you were that close. I mean, umm, well I know we were hugging but—.”
“Quite alright.” Iida replied as he looked away bashfully. “Y/N, I must confess… I—.”
“So that’s where you got to!” A spritely voice called from the door as it swung open. “We couldn’t find either of you.” Tensei added cheekily as he stepped into the room followed by 2 wait staff and a butler. “Tenya, the lawyer needs you on zoom to proceed with the court hearing.” He said, “Y/N, we are here to make sure you are as relaxed as possible while your knight in shining armor kicks some low-life in the pocket.”
“Would prefer for it to have been said in a more eloquent manner.” Iida said stiffly to Tensei as he got up off the floor and offered you his good hand to help you up as well.
“No need for formalities and pleasantries when I’m in my own home.” Tensei said with a sly grin. “The guy is gonna get what he deserves.”
“Do excuse me, Y/N.” Iida said as he bowed to you politely, “I must attend this meeting. I will be with you as soon as I have finished.”
“Go do your thing, Iida,” you said with a smile, “may the cheese be with you.”
“So you must have been the one who took a solitary bite out of the Roquefort cheese then.” The butler said with a scowl on his face.
Tensei held a hand up to him and shook his head.
“Dont make a fuss, Walter, I can fly across and get more this afternoon.”
“Yes, of course, fly across and just pick up some cheese. Yep. Normal.” You thought as you just stared at these alien rich people.
“That would be much appreciated, as we will be holding a feast tonight in honour of young Iida winning his first case in favour of Miss L/N.” Walter said with a smile.
“Do I have to dress up and shit?” You deadpanned.
All eyes were on you in an instant.