He will not stand for it.
The Matsuno Sextuplets have finally graduated from middle school and are about to begin their junior high school years. With all six of them in the same class, let alone the same school, has garnered them a certain level of fame. They gave any teacher that is brave (or unfortunate) enough to take them as students a run for their money. There is one undeniable fact among the teachers however, that the Matsuno Sextuplets, save for Choromatsu, has to potential to be a top ranking hero if they should choose to take the Hero Courses in their high school years. All of them have amazing quirks except for Choromatsu, who is known to be the only quirkless child in the Matsuno household. This did not stop them from sticking by each other the past twelve years though. Especially if any kid thinks they could bully little Choromatsu for being quirkless.
But for the past few weeks, an uneasy feeling had started seeping into each of the brothers. This all started from them learning that they were not able to be enrolled in the same school as they had planned. They were split into different groups, with Osomatsu and Choromatsu in one school, Karamatsu, Ichimatsu and Jyushimatsu in another, and Todomatsu having to be all alone in another school. Worse yet, only Ichimatsu and Jyushimatsu have managed to be in the same class. This uneasy atmosphere has gotten to the point that its almost visible whenever the brothers are around each other, them being unsure of their new situation and unwilling to spend the next 4 years apart from each other.
The uneasy tension has carried on till the first week of their new school. On the first day, they each left their house at the same time, waving goodbye to each other as they split off into their respective groups, promising to arrive home at the same time. But with all the activities going on in the first day of school, it was impossible for them to have kept the promise. By the end of the week they have mostly settled down on their morning routine, Todomatsu leaving the house first, followed by Karamatsu, then Ichimatsu and Jyushimatsu, and finally Osomatsu and Choromatsu.
To be honest, Osomatsu would often miss the days where they would go to school together, eat lunch together, then return home together. He knew this was part of growing up, and it is only natural they would drift apart once they started going different schools. He tried to get them to spend more time outside of school together, but they all have different priorities now. Karamatsu has joined the drama club and have a play coming up. Todomatsu made new friends, and is quick to dismiss any family bonding in favour of spending time with his new buddies. Ichimatsu and Jyushimatsu is always nowhere to be found. Even Choromatsu who goes to the same school as him is keeping to himself. Osomatsu really wished he knew how his world fell apart so quickly. Has the past twelve years of sticking together meant nothing to the rest of them?
Over the course of the next month, they would barely see each other at all. The only brother Osomatsu is guaranteed to see is Choromatsu as they walk to school together, and even then there was an uneasy atmosphere between the two, and for most parts, both of them would not speak. Osomatsu’s pride won’t allow him to admit how much this was affecting him, and Choromatsu content to let the silence between the brothers continue.
It took Osomatsu 3 months to finally put down his pride and speak up.
“Choromatsu, I really miss my brothers” Choromatsu turned to look at him as they walked. After studying the red matsu for a moment, he spoke up
“We sleep next to each other, what’s there to miss?”
“When was the last time all six of us sat down and ate together?” Osomatsu voice cracked. He slowed down a bit, not wanting Choromatsu to see that he was blinking rapidly, trying to hold back the long overdue tears that should have fallen months ago. Thankfully Choromatsu has already looked away as they continue walking, allowing the eldest son the privacy he needs to mull over how vulnerable he has felt from all the drama that have been going on in their lives lately.
“I don’t know… Everyone has got their own thing now. Maybe we all needed a break from each other, and this is just the perfect opportunity to pursue our own interest.” Choromatsu mulled, as if pondering some great mystery.
As much as Osomatsu doesn’t want to admit, everyone seems unwilling to get together and just… spend some time together. He frowned, leave it to Choromatsu to be able to analyse what is technically their falling out.
“What about you?” He asked tentatively. “Do you need a break from us? From me?”
Hearing this, Choromatsu stopped walking and turned around to face him, while Osomatsu looked away, not quite ready to make eye contact.
“I think… for the longest time, I have been looking up to all of you. When each of your quirks started manifesting and you all gained all these amazing powers, I felt left behind. I didn’t want to admit it but I was frustrated with myself. Frustrated that out of all six of us, I was the only one to be quirkless while being told by everyone that my brothers would make great heroes. Not once has anybody ever told me that I can be a hero, even though it was me that wanted to be a hero the most out of all six of us.”
“So when everyone when their separate ways for junior high, I wanted to take this opportunity to experience what it is like being independent from my amazing brothers. How it would feel to be judged when my brothers are not with me. I just didn’t want to hear another person telling me how my brothers will obtain what I can never achieve.”
Realizing for the first time how horrible Choromatsu must have felt all those years, Osomatsu opened his mouth, intending to say how sorry he was for not taking his brothers feelings into consideration, but it was lost when the younger matsu embraced him in a tight hug.
“But you know, out of all of us, this separation probably hit nii-san the hardest. You were always upset whenever we had to be apart. I know it may not seem like it, but we will always be connected together. And even though I might not be able to become a hero in the future, I want you to know that I will always be there for you guys as moral support.”
As a smile slowly crept onto his face, Osomatsu returns the hug.
” Silly Choromatsu, you already are a hero.”
And that is why he will not stand for it, when he hears these ugly rumours. These rumours about a quirkless kid in his school. Rumours on how the seniors have been singling him out and targeting him for a beat down. Rumours that they have been bullying and ridiculing him for months. That all quirkless are meant to be treated like dirt.
If anybody fucks with any one of their brothers, they fuck with him.