Copper and Tellurium
Character: Kuroo Tetsuro
Warnings: Terrible pick up lines
“Yama~” You whined, leaning on your best friend. “What am I going to do?” Yamamoto leaned up to grab the remote from the coffee table and turn the volume down on the television, making you groan as you sat upright. “What’s the matter now?” You slumped back in your seat, closing your eyes as the headache began to get worse. “I have a stupid test in a few days, but I didn’t realize it was going to be on as many chapters as it is! I didn’t study for all of that! I barely studied at all!” Throwing your arms up in the air, you opened your eyes so stare at Yamamoto with pleading eyes. “Help me!”
“You could always rely on me, baby.” He winked, biting his lip and squinting his eyes. “Babe, don’t take this the wrong way, but studying with you would actually cause me to get dumber. And I can’t afford that at this point.” With an offended gasp, he hurled a pillow in your direction, which you caught and swung around, hitting him with it. “Try me!” You yelled, getting up from your seat, pillow still in hand. “Bring it on, brat!” Yamamoto grabbed his own pillow and stood, getting ready to fight when his phone dinged and the screen lit up to show a new message.
He leaned down to check the message before he made a random noise of excitement that made you jump. “What the hell?” You asked, throwing your pillow back on the couch. “I might be dumb, but I’m definitely not stupid! I had a great idea!” Yamamoto laughed before he shoved his phone in your face, the chat opened up, nearly blinding you with how close it was.
Kuroo Tetsuro: guys i’m bored af
“Okay? I’m failing to see your masterplan, genius. Someone is bored, how does that affect me?” You ask, shoving his phone away. “That’s my old teammate, Kuroo! He’s super smart and good at studying and stuff like that! And he’s bored. So~,” He drug out the last syllable, leaning close to you to bop your nose with his finger. “He can tutor you!” You almost felt bad for ruining the proud grin on his face, but you quickly shook the feeling off. “Yama. Darling. Honey. Light of my life. You can’t just ask a stranger to tutor your friend. Why would he help someone he doesn’t even know?”
“Because he’s bored! Don’t worry about it. I already asked him! Now all we gotta do is wait for him to reply!” Shaking your head, you flopped back down on the couch, holding your pillow to your chest. “This is a stupid idea, you know that, right? I’m ready to just accept this F and go about my life.” One more ding cut Yamamoto off from what he was about to say. “Well, you don’t have to.” He paused to show you the text. “He said that he’s down as long as you supply the snacks. Oh, and he also said to give you his number so you could text him about when and where you guys will study.”
“Never in a million years did I think I would see one of your plans actually work, Yama.” Ignoring the sound of protest coming from the male, you quickly put Kuroo’s number in your phone and sent him a text. It didn’t take long before the stranger text back and in the next few minutes, you had your study date planned. “If this ends up a disaster, you can say goodbye to every single poster in your room, Yama.” You threatened with a glare. He just saluted and grinned. “I know it’s just hard for you to admit that I’m the best matchmaker in the world!”
With a laugh, you turned to gather your things to go to your bedroom. “We’re just studying, sweetie. Not planning a marriage.” He just shrugged you off, settling into the couch, turning the volume up on the television once more.
You pulled the ends of your sweater down further over your leggings as you waited outside of the coffee shop to get yourself together. “Okay, just like you told Yama. We’re just studying. There’s no reason to be nervous, everything will be just fine.” You mumbled to yourself before taking a deep breath and walking into the quiet cafe. Almost as soon as you walked in, a guy with messy hair raised his hand to call you over. “(Y/N), right? I’m Kuroo, Yamamoto’s friend.” You struggled to find any words as you waved back shyly. “Uh, yeah, I’m, uh, I’m (Y/N).”
“Awesome. So should we order then get to work? Your test is soon, huh?” The two of you moved up to the counter to order and you cleared your throat, trying to clear out all of the jitters that you felt. “Yeah, it’s next Tuesday, so in a little more than a week.” You turned to the barista who was waiting at the register. “Hi, could I get a small caramel macchiato. And whatever he wants?” You had just begun to fish your wallet out of your bag when you felt his warm hand grab onto your upper arm gently. “I’ll take the same thing.” He smiled at the barista and handed them his card to pay.
“You know, I was going to get it. It’s the least I could do since you’re taking your time to tutor me. And didn’t you say you’d tutor me as long as I provided snacks?” He laughed as he thanked the barista as she handed him his receipt and set about making the drinks. “I know you were, but I wanted to instead. I had nothing going on today anyway, so don’t worry about it. Besides, you did provide snacks. You’re here, aren’t you?” You felt your heart skip a beat at his smooth line, but you scoffed, hoping that it would hide how flustered you were. “We’re already starting with these pick-up lines? No wonder you’re friends with Yama…”
“Hey, I’m nothing like him! I’m not a simp. Just a ladies man.” He winked at you as you both sat down at an empty table and began pulling out the textbooks. “Uh huh, sure. It takes a simp to know a simp. It doesn’t equal out because PEMDAS doesn’t work on this equation.” Kuroo laughed and leaned across the table. “It takes a simp to know a simp, huh? So, you’re already confessing to me?” You couldn’t help how flustered you got. Between his husky whisper and the dark look in his eyes, you were happy that you managed not to combust in your seat. Clearing your throat with a cough, you buried your face in your books. “It’s not like that. I…You know, we should start studying now. I’m not getting any smarter.” You laughed nervously, not able to meet his eyes.
“Maybe not, but you are getting prettier.” You let out an exasperated sigh as he winked. “Okay, Kuroo. Could you go five minutes without giving me a heart attack from your cringey lines?” The waitress interrupted Kuroo before he could respond, placing your drinks in front of you with a smile. “Tell you what, (Y/N). I’ll go the rest of the day without flirting. But you have to go on a date with me. Like a real one, not just a study date.” You hid your smile behind your folder and nodded. “I think I can manage that.” You looked up to see Kuroo staring at you with a small smile. “But that’s only if you can make it through the day without flirting.”
“No, it’s study time.”
“Are you made of copper and tellurium?”
“Because you’re CuTe.”
“Why are you leaving!? Come back!”
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