Crushes and Tickles
A/N: Ooomg so I couldn’t resist doing a Hinata rare pair-fic with that week going on. After asking you guys I even made it harder for myself because I liked all pairings
(diehard Hina-shipper ftw), but then I got the suggestion for Iwaizumi x Hinata and ooomg I could find ZERO fanarts and stuff and I thought this is it! One of the rarest of rarepairs, so let’s give them some tickly attention:D
Summary: Hinata has had a crush on Iwaizumi for a while now, and when they share a stretching session after a practice match together, he’s taking his first step closer to him - in a most unusual and ticklish way.
Word Count: 1324
Hinata wasn’t sure how it exactly started. What had started off as a feeling of a certain fear towards the dark haired Seijoh ace, actually grew into some sort of admiration.
Along the way, it changed into a state of a racing heart and red cheeks whenever he’d see him, and by now the Karasuno decoy was pretty sure it had developed in a huge, unhealthy and heartaching crush on him.
“Line up!” Hinata quickly tore his gaze away from Iwaizumi, and he followed the team to stand in a line across from the Seijoh players after having a practice match.
While the captains and coaches blurted out some formal words, he let his eyes glide in Iwaizumi’s direction again. How could he not like him? He looked cool, handsome, he was dedicated and a formidable player. It’s just that they never exchanged words. Hinata was that hopeless when it came to love.
“-stretching partner of the other team!” Hinata could only vaguely hear the last words that Daichi said, and he quickly shook his head to pull himself back to earth. Wait, what? He watched how Kageyama and Oikawa basically sprinted towards one another, seemingly determined to crack each other’s bones.
Kindaichi and Tsukishima made a pair too, actually looking like a match made in heaven.
Asahi and Noya, and Hanamaki and Matsukawa, the four of them were having some sort of conversation that looked like a serious, dramatic partner switch, and Seijoh’s libero Watari was in talks with Suga while Yahaba forcefully pushed Kyoutani in Tanaka’s direction.
“Shall we begin?” Turning his head, Hinata gulped when Iwaizumi stood right in front of him, and he froze while his face turned bright red. Ack! Of all people!
“Ye-yeh-yees!” he cried out. Iwaizumi smirked, this little guy was totally not being subtle.
“You can go first!” Hinata said quickly when he received a questioning look, and Iwaizumi nodded, sitting down and stretching his legs. Blushing nervously, Hinata placed his hands against his back and started to push.
“You can go harder,” Iwaizumi said, allowing unwanted thoughts to infiltrate Hinata’s usually innocent mind, and the decoy sputtered and nodded.
“Y-y-yes!” Stretching-move after move, Hinata was awarded with the opportunity of touching his crush freely, and his heart pounded against his chest.
“Why are you always so tense around me, Shou?” Iwaizumi asked. Shou?
“H-Hinata’s fine,” Hinata mumbled, subtly trying to avoid his question while he felt his ears getting just as hot as his cheeks. So he noticed after all…
“Does it make you uncomfortable if I’m being too familiar? But you’re always looking at me, I guess it must’ve created a bond.” Iwaizumi said with a playful wink that made Hinata nearly melt into a puddle.
“E-eh? No waaay y-you’re clearly mistaken!” Hinata’s voice sounded squeaky and nervous, and Iwaizumi grinned a little. He was so cute. He himself wasn’t normally like this, but seeing him getting all flustered was really entertaining somehow.
“Alright, your turn,” he sighed as he finally got up after some minimal stretches, and Hinata quickly took a step back.
“Nonono I’m fine! R-really,” he mumbled.
“Of course not. Stretching after practice is just as important as before practice, you shouldn’t do that to your body. Come here.” Hinata squeaked when Iwaizumi grabbed him and forced him down onto the floor.
He felt how his crush took what was normally Kageyama’s task of allowing his muscles to relax, and he closed his eyes, feeling his body heat up because of nervosity. Iwaizumi had been questioning him with surprising directness. It couldn’t be that he knew…?
“You should stretch your legs more.” Gentle hands slid around the back of his knee, and Hinata’s body jerked in response. No, noooo.
“Shou? Are you okay?” Iwaizumi carefully squeezed him around the back of his knee to test if he was hurt or just sensitive, and a sweet giggle escaped Hinata’s lips.
“D-don’t! Please-” he tried to pull his leg free, and he blushed when Iwaizumi gave him this surprised look.
“I’m ticklish,” Hinata admitted when Iwaizumi’s long stare practically forced this confession out of him.