You were stuck in Math class doodling in your notebook instead of paying attention to the substitute. Everyone around you was fooling around, texting, or sleeping except for Lovino, and when you weren't looking, he stole glances at you, looking down quickly when you looked in his direction.
“The project is 30% of your mark, and its due next week!” Yelled the substitute and everyone quieted down quickly rushing to their spots. You looked up setting your pencil down, the teacher looked pleased and continued talking.
" I will put you in partners and then explain explain the project." He went over to the teachers desk and took his clipboard "ok so here are the groups:
Elizabeta and Gilbert" that caused both of them to glare at each other.
"Antonio and Francis" they high fived.
"Katysha and Mathew" Both of them turned red and looked down as rest of the class chuckled. You stopped paying attention and continued your doodle in your notebook until you heard your name being called out.
"_______ and Lovino." The class was quiet while you looked around, slightly confused. You were expecting some teasing, at least from your friend Elizabeta." Now go sit with your partners." The substitute said setting down his clipboard as if everything was fine. Only, you didn't know this class was all planned out.....
You got up and walked over to Lovino. You were slightly nervous because you may have a crush on him. Most people preferred his brother over him because of his rudeness but you saw through that. You saw through this façade, you once saw him on your way home as he helped out a homeless cat in an alley nearby, and you know that he hid his true self from others. Plus he was actually really good at the piano even if he never played in front of others.
So as you sat down beside Lovino, you put down your stuff and you two simultaneously glanced at each other, then looked down and blushed after you saw the other looking. The substitute started talking again but unfortunately for you, sitting so close to Lovino, you couldn't concentrate on what he was saying. You could feel the heat in your cheeks but you couldn't help it since you were really shy. That's why you haven't talked to him before. You tried to but each time and every time, you couldn't get the nerve. For example, last week both of you were walking down the street and you were a bit behind Lovino. You were about to talk to him when his brother, Feliciano, called out his name and ran over. You sighed, maybe working on this project would give you an excuse to speak to him with no interruptions.
You didn't notice the teacher was done speaking and was now handing out the sheets. So when Lovino tried to get your attention and you weren't responding, he shook you shoulder.
"Tomatoes!" You yelled out in surprise. You were currently thinking of Lovino and when he shook you you yelled out the word you were on. As you realized what happened, you blushed a deep red as Lovino snickered. It was one of the first times you saw him smile like that and he looked so cute that your heart melted.
"Should we start?" He said composing himself back to his usual self, he never smiled when there were other people around.
"Yea, we should, but I didn't really get the teacher's explanation" you said shyly
"No wonder, it took me more than a minute to get you come down to earth, but to be honest I wasn't paying attention either.
Meanwhile, Elizabeta was watching you guys texting updates to Lily while trying to keep Gilbert from destroying anything.
"Elizabeta, I-" he was interrupted when she shushed him. He sat back down into his seat, taking out his phone
How am I gonna ask her out?????? I will never get a chance. Plus, she would probably say no anyways.
Go mi amigo! I'm sure she'll say yes!
YOUR NOT HELLPING!
I have a plan, I will show something to Elizabeta and she will probably run to the bathroom. Then you go after her and when she comes out ask her out. That way, no one will be around and she won't be distracted
.....WHAT WILL YOU SHOW HER!!!!!
That is a secret but don't worry it's nothing bad
Gilbert looked up from his phone and nodded. But now back to you.
After you found out that neither one of you know what to do, you went up to the substitute, hoping to ask for help, but the only problem was that you were really shy, especially around people you didn't know, so you were having a panic attack inside. You were terrified and looked like you just saw a ghost. You froze when you felt something grab your hand. You looked down and saw Lovino was holding your hand reassuringly, so you relaxed slightly and confronted the teacher.
"Excuse me?" Lovino said "We didn't quite understand the project." The teacher, Mr. Something or other, looked at both of you and lifted an eyebrow, smiling slightly, looking at your intertwined hands.
"Couldn't think of anything but each other long enough to pay attention?" he mocked as your face went from snow white to tomato red in seconds.
"N-n-n-no sir it's just-" he put up a hand, stopping you in your tracks.
"It's ok. Read this. It explains everything." He handed you a piece of paper and you took it quickly, then going back to your seat with a very shocked Lovino following you. Both of you sat down and started looking over the sheet. As you were going to flip it over, both your hands touched but neither one of you moved.
"Yes?" you said, still staring at your hand that was underneath his. He lifted your chin to face his face with his thumb, making you look into his eyes.
"I was wondering, would you consider going out with me?" You were in shock and this was what your train of thought probably looked like: 'he wanted, but how, no way, oh my god,what do I do?' You couldn't move and Lovino was getting anxious. He started fidgeting in his seat. "Yes!" You screamed and hugged him, knocking him to the floor. You blushed, as you realized what you did, getting up quickly and fixing your clothes and hair by instinct. You stretched out your hand to Lovino and he grabbed it to help him get up. You were so happy but everything was crushed when you realized that the whole class was staring at you and went pale again. The bell rang saving you from further embarrassment, and you started packing your stuff, as life came back to the class and everybody started moving again.
"By the way, that project was actually for another class so you have no homework today!" The Substitute said happily, you felt relieved. Plus you were glad that you didnt have to do any work but all of a sudden you noticed that nobody else seemed surprised. But you just shook it off as nothing to worry about. So instead you caught up to Lovino to talk to him.
Within the classroom, after you left, Lily went up to the teacher and said
"Thank you sir, today worked out perfectly." Giving him her sweet little smile while saying that.
"No problem, but you're explaining to Mr. Tino Väinämöinen why I had the wrong project." He said putting away his papers.
"Yes sir, I'm sure he'll understand."
It worked she said YES!!!!!!!!
Francis put down his phone smiling.
"Francis? Mi amigo?"
"What did you show Elizabeta?" Antonio asked looking slightly confused.
"Well, I found this interesting comic in Kiku's room last week that happen to have quite an effect on Elizabeta, it well gives her a nose bleed every time she sees a page." He chuckled, putting his bag over his shoulder protectively thinking that that little 'manga' as Kiku's called it could come in handy.