Stupid Little Crush - Fushiguro Megumi
word count: 1610 warnings: slight swearing, megumi’s prolly a bit ooc a/n: I whipped this lil fic up bc I want to get back into writing, if people are into it I'll try and stick with it (and add jjk to my taglist!!) so pls give me feedback! <3 happy reading loves ___
Shopping with Nobara was more like shopping for Nobara. Telling her what she looked good in, carrying her bags for her, collecting more items for her to try on, it was truly a full day event. And you, Yuuji, and Megumi, were like her little minions, doing whatever she pleased.
Well, Yuuji went along with it. You and Megumi tended to be a little more sarcastic and grumpy than him. But still, it was fun. After all it was a day off from curses.
But as soon as there was a chance for you to sit on a bench outside and set down the weight of all the shopping bags on your arms, you went for it.
“You know, carrying these around all day just ends up becoming exercise,” You say to Megumi as he sits down beside you. “So when you think about it, it doesn’t really feel like a day off”
He gives you a small chuckle as he carefully places more bags on the ground, not wanting any of them to tip over. He’d seen Nobara choke out Yuuji for dropping a bag once. And it wasn’t even something =.
“Do you enjoy this?” He asks, catching you off guard.
Megumi was probably the most reserved person you had ever met. And while it did add a bit of mystery to him that you found charming, it also meant that whenever he would initiate conversation, you heart would stutter in your chest, and suddenly you weren’t as extroverted as usual.
“What do you mean?”
“You know, spending your day off like this” He clarifies, hands weakly gesturing to the bags surrounding both of your feet.
“Oh,” You hum, and shrug your shoulder. “I don’t mind it. I’m just happy to hang out with you guys” You smile at him, and again, his brows furrow.
“Yes,” You reply with a short laugh. “What, do you not like hanging out with me?”
“What! No! Of course not! I-I mean yeah- I mean-!” Megumi stammers over his words, trying to find the right thing to say. “I mean I do like hanging out with you”
Your cheeks feel a little warm as he bashfully admits what he was trying to say.
“Relax, Fushiguro, I was just messing with you” You say, not realizing that you’re easing his nerves.
“I guess I just figured it must be boring” He says, trying to save the conversation that he was single handedly killing.
“Are you bored?” You ask him, a small smile on your lips.
“Well, no, but-”
“Cool, me neither” You reply, your small smile growing the longer you look at him.
You’ve always thought Megumi was handsome, anyone with eyes would. But right now, with the light blush on his cheeks and his blue eyes shined so bright when the sun was in them and- it was enough to make a girl swoon.
He turned away in a desperate attempt to hide his blushing, but you knew.
“You don’t have to keep calling me that, by the way,” He says out of nowhere. “You can just call me Megumi, like the others”
A smile bloomed across your lips that was brighter than he’s ever seen before.
“Okay, Megumi” You reply.
He smiles back sheepishly, but he doesn’t regret it. He’s been meaning to tell her for a while to knock it off with calling him by his last name. He just hadn’t found the guts to talk to her long enough to mention it.
The pair on the bench jumped in surprise when Nobara was suddenly behind them, Yuuji by her side with five more bags in his hands.
“Time for lunch, let’s go to the food court” She says, already walking off.
Yuuji snickers into his hand while you and Megumi gather the bags again.
“What’re you laughing about?” The urchin-haired asks him with a scowl.
“She called you lovebirds, because you looked like a couple!” He says with a teasing lilt to his voice.
Megumi’s about to roll his eyes and tell him to shut up, but then you start giggling along with the idiot.
“Yeah, I guess we probably did,” You say with a blush. “Sorry about that, Megumi”
And then you walked off to catch up with Nobara, leaving the grumpy boy to wonder if he can handle you calling him by his first name like that.
“Wow!” Yuuji whisper screams, nudging his friend with his elbow. “I think she totally has a crush on you!”
“Why would you think that?” Megumi grumbled, walking a bit away from him.
He didn’t need to be teased anymore than he already had. And he definitely didn’t need false hope.
“She smiles at you a lot, you make her laugh-”
“She does the same stuff with you and Nobara, that doesn’t mean anything”
“Okay, well she also chose to sit out here with grumpy old you instead of shopping with her two bestest friends in the whole world” Yuuji added.
“You guys are annoying when you shop together. I’m sure she’d rather take on Sukuna then do that”
“He didn’t like that, but he’ll let it slide, because he’d like to see her try,” Yuuji muttered. “But, I mean, she also told me that she had a crush on you, so that adds up too”
Megumi froze in place, while Yuuji just kept walking along, too casually for Megumi’s liking.
“Wh-what-?” He asked weakly, his voice barely coming out.
“Yeah, last week. She said you’re cute but she wanted to spend more time with you to figure out what she’s feeling. But you’re lucky you’re my best friend because she told me that in confidence and if I didn’t already know you had the hots for her then I wouldn’t have told you, but just want to see you guys be so happy together!”
Most of Yuuji’s ramblings went in one ear and out the other, as now Megumi was stuck in place.
“Should I go let her know you feel the same then? That way you guys aren’t so awkward around each other-”
“How did you know we’re awkward around each other?” Megumi muttered to himself, but before he could get an answer, he had to chase down Yuuji from going to get your attention.
Suddenly he felt like a eight year old kid with this stupid crush of his- that had already blown up, but now was growing far out of proportion.
She told Yuuji that she liked me? She talked to Yuuji about me? And she told him that she thought I was cute? Cute? And she wants to spend more time with me?
Shaking off his trance, he looked back up, seeing his friends had gotten quite a ways ahead of him, and were talking amongst themselves. It looked like Nobara and Yuuji were arguing over one of the shopping bags. Typical.
And then he caught eyes with you, as you had stepped back a bit from your fighting friends. Their shopping bags were abandoned at your feet as you held two takeout boxes in your hands. You smiled at him sweetly, and then made your way over to him.
“Here,” You held one of the boxes out to him as you got close enough. “I was starving and they moved on from arguing about a jacket to arguing about lunch. I figured we didn’t have to wait for them to make up their minds”
Megumi blinked, before tentatively lifting a hand to take the food from you.
“You… you got this for me?”
You laughed, nodding your head.
“You don’t have to eat it if you don’t want it” You say, popping open your box to let some of the steam out.
“No I- I want it” Megumi stammers, opening his own to see what was inside.
You tried to stifle your giggle this time. You didn’t want Megumi to think you were laughing at him. You just thought he was so darn cute sometimes that it was funny…
“Thank you, is what I meant to say” He tells you, and you nod back at him.
“No problem,” You hum. “Like I said, we shouldn’t have to wait to eat just because those two are at each other’s throats”
“Yeah,” Megumi agrees with a short laugh.
Then he clears his throat and his hands tighten noticeably around the box of food. He’s getting nervous, and you can see it in the way he shifts his eyes around everywhere but your own for a few seconds.
“Maybe, um, I can repay the favor… sometime”
Your face heats up, and your beam is impossible to hide.
“Yeah?” You agree, unsurely as you’re not entirely sure if he’s insinuating something or not. “I would like that very much”
“Okay, cool” Megumi says, the tension in his hands and shoulders releasing with a sign, and he starts to pick at his food.
“I’m free friday night,” You told him, still grinning. “Now come on, let’s go see if they figured their shit out”
You’re linking your arm through his to drag him over to your arguing friends before he can protest, but he happily goes along with you. Even though he does blush with embarrassment when Yuuji gives him a grin and a not-so-discrete thumbs up.
But for the rest of the day, you sit with him, walk with him, and joke around with him. You’re almost always by his side, and as the day goes on, he feels less awkward, and gets far more comfortable.
He wants it to feel like that all the time. ___
I hope ya liked it :3 xoxo ~ jordie