26 Nov 2018
"What if we let them?" Ochako hadn't quite realized what she had said until the words were out of her mouth. She let out what sounded like a squeak and buried her burning face in her hands.
Oh god, what was she doing? She couldn't just ask him that! Not when it was her fault they were in this mess in the first place! What was she thinking?
Izuku faltered, a pleasant rosy hue dusting his freckled cheeks. Dear god, why did he have to be so cute?
"Wh-what!?" he stammered, the blush on his face slowly creeping up to his ears.
Ochako swallowed her pride with the lump in her throat. It was now or never, and she'd be damned if she didn't take this opportunity, no matter how mortifying it might be. It was just Izuku after all. They had been through more than enough together that something like this should be easy. Even if he said no, he wouldn't hate her for the suggestion, would he?
Gathering her courage, Ochako met his eyes.
"What if we let them keep thinking we're dating?"
In which one tiny misunderstanding leads to all of 1-A believing Ochako finally got the courage to ask Izuku out.