Pairing: Joshua x reader
Genre: Fluff and humor
Word count: 1157
It was your favorite time of the day: free period. And that meant doing anything you wanted to whether it may be catching up on homework or studying. You just so happened to already study and finish your homework over the weekend so now you had nothing to do free period. So you pulled out your laptop and just decided to go on Youtube and watch something.
You sighed when you noticed none of your favorite Youtubers have uploaded anything new recently so you just scrolled around and looked at what videos Youtube had ‘recommended’ for you. What caught your eye was a video titled “Best of Patrick Star” . You clicked on it because Spongebob Squarepants was your favorite childhood cartoon. Plus everyone needed a good laugh from time to time.
The first few seconds in had you bursting in silent laughter as that fish asked Patrick, who was using a broom upside down, “Hey pal, you just blow in from stupid town?”. You couldn’t quite tell what made that scene so funny but you just went along with it and laughed.
The silent laughter coming from behind him alerted Joshua who drew his eyes to your back and your screen he could see so perfectly. He clearly saw you watching some Spongebob compilation and silently watched from afar. He had to stifle some of his laughter at several of the scenes. He recognized the famous scene where Patrick says “The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma” and a carton of milk spilling on its own emerges through the thought bubble. He accidentally lets out a laugh and you clearly heard it.
You paused the video and looked behind you to see your classmate Joshua turned towards you and laughing really hardly. It was easy to tell he had been watching along with you. Joshua composed himself and spoke up.
“I’m sorry about that (Y/N), but what you’re watching is hilarious! I couldn’t help but laugh too,” he said as he smiled.
Seeing him smile made you smile as well. Something about his smile seemed contagious. He liked Spongebob too so you couldn’t help but to invite him.
“You wanna watch with me?” you asked offering an earbud.
“Sure!” he replied and sat down next to you.
You noticed how close he was but ignored it as you played the video again. Patrick had asked Spongebob “but don’t genius live in a lamp?” and you and Joshua instantly bursted into laughter. Patrick’s “crazy talk” and the “firmly grasp it” scene only fueled the both of your laughter. You had to even pause the video just so the two of you could compose yourselves!
“I’m sorry (Y/N)! It’s just so funny!” he said in between laughs.
“I know! It’s so stupid!” you laughed.
The both of you calmed down and you noticed some of the other students were giving you and Joshua weird looks. You two must have looked crazy but you didn’t mind. You unpaused the video and began watching again.
“Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end,” said Patrick through the screen. You and Joshua began laughing again.
“Haha! Story of my life,” you joked.
“Not true, you’re cute!” thought out loud Joshua accidentally.
You decided to ignore that but felt yourself blush nonetheless. Joshua on the other hand was screaming internally at himself, but maintained his composure. Several more scenes passed with the two of you laughing of course, but you couldn’t help but to think about Joshua’s earlier comment. It was too early to like him but you kind of did? You always thought he was cute but only talked to him about school work for the most part. Now he was here, right next to you, watching Spongebob with you, and calling you cute. Did he like you?
The infamous wallet scene with Patrick and Man-Ray interrupted your thoughts as you hysterically laughed at the screen along with Joshua. You paused the video again to compose yourselves.
“How can anyone be so dumb?” laughed Joshua.
“I don’t even know!” you chuckled.
Many more iconic Spongebob scenes passed with you and Joshua dead from laughter. By the end of the video, both of your faces and stomachs’ hurt from laughing so much.
“That was hilarious! I love Spongebob!” you said.
“Same here!” replied Joshua as he removed the single earbud from his right ear.
It was kind of silent after that. You two sat in somewhat awkward silence until Joshua spoke up.
“So (Y/N), you don’t mind if we hang out more? I’d love to get to know you more!” he said a little shyly.
“Of course!” you say a little too excitedly.
Joshua smiled at your enthusiasm and got up and left, but only to come back with his backpack and laptop and sat back in the spot next to you. You helped him with some of his work, since you had already studied it beforehand it was no problem.
“Wow you’re so good at logarithms! Thanks for the help!” said Joshua.
“No problem!” you smiled.
Joshua completed his homework pretty quickly thanks to you so the two of you spent the rest of the free period with small talk. You learned that Joshua liked Spongebob obviously as well as anime and playing the guitar. He was a pretty interesting guy to say the least. When he heard you talk about your interests and such, he couldn’t help but to focus on your beautiful face as well as hear everything you said. He found you interesting and cute just like he did earlier.
Meeting up at free periods and watching Spongebob and doing homework became routine for you and Joshua. It was your own little thing and both of you found it incredibly fun and helpful. These free period sessions also brought the two of you closer. You two texted more often and hung out more outside of class too. One day you received a text from him with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoW9czgQBqE
(Y/N): What 😂
(Y/N): OMG WHY
Joshua: *patrick voice* I love you
(Y/N): ok why is this ten hours
Joshua: how many times do you want me to repeat it? I thought 6 seconds was enough but no 10 hours seems more convincing
(Y/N): JOSHUA HONG WHAT ARE YOU SAYING????
Suddenly you get a phone call. It’s Joshua so you pick it up obviously because you need answers.
“I love you (Y/N)!” said Joshua shyly and giggly before he hung up.
You immediately text him back after that.
(Y/N): ARE YOU SERIOUS JOSH
Joshua: Ask the magic conch
(Y/N): OH MY GAWD! IS JOSHUA SERIOUS?
Joshua: *magic conch voice* Yes ;-)
(Y/N): YOU IDIOT
Joshua: I love you (Y/N)!
(Y/N): I LOVE YOU TOO DUMMY
And just like that, you and Joshua became a couple all thanks to everyone’s favorite cartoon show Spongebob Squarepants.
Ahh this one was so fun and cute to write! I hope you all liked it!