14 Works in Touch-Starved Todoroki Shouto

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    He insisted her hair be cut short, long locks cropped to her ears. Shouko’s childish complaint that she looked like a boy was met by a harsh slap across the cheek by her father, her young body skidding across the floor from the impact.

    She didn’t complain about it again.

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    Female rebellion, the clashing love for your mother and the terror that you'll end up just as she has, childhoods denied- and the way Shouko Todoroki starts to heal.

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    Todoroki paused, took a shaky breath, and clenched his hands into fists. "My nightmares aren't about the villains we fight."

    Midoriya cocked his head to the side in confusion. "What are your nightm-" He cut off as an image of Endeavor towering over Todoroki flashed through his mind. "Oh," he breathed out.

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    Shouto.”

    He blinks, breaths hitching as his lashes flutter over his cheeks. The word – his name – is breathed into the crook of his neck, soft and reverent like a prayer, the kind of gentleness he had never known before the man cradling him in his arms came into his life washing over him the way calm waters lapped at shores. He never knew the sound of his own name could make him feel like that – never would have believed that someone saying his name could make him want to melt, dissolve into that voice and live inside the lips he could feel smiling against his skin.

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    Izuku gets hit with a species changing quirk when pursuing a purse snatcher and he has to go the next several days figuring out how to deal with the outcome.

    AKA Izuku Midoriya is part bunny and everyone wants to pet his adorable ears while he has to go through class like nothing happened.

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    What Shouto comes to realize is that Izuku's tears don't mean weakness.

    They symbolize his astounding, ferocious bravery. Izuku will throw himself wholeheartedly into any situation, no matter how much it hurts him, no matter how broken he comes out of it. If Izuku has even a fraction of a chance to do something to help someone else, he'll dive in, tears streaming down his freckled cheeks. He'll endure rejection, and heartbreak, and incredible pain, and never bat an eye at the expense to himself. Izuku will wear himself so thin that he frays at the edges, and stitch pieces of himself into the broken patches of others', and he'll smile while he does it.

    He'll protect anyone, but no one has ever mustered as much severity to protect him in return.

    This makes Shouto want to be the person who does that.
    He finds, as he lays in bed thinking of Izuku's unending support and determination, that he wants to be the one that Izuku can turn to when he finally needs someone to care for HIM.

     

    In which Shouto finds that caring about Izuku is much too easy, and he's in way too deep.

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    One way or another, Hanta finds himself being drawn back to Todoroki again and again. The boys learn to lean on each other.

    "Hanta gives himself five seconds to fully experience whatever warm emotion is swelling in his chest. It expands like hot air, pressing on his aching ribs and crawling up his throat; it worms between his heart and lungs and curls up like a contented cat. Hanta isn’t sure how he knows, but he’s sure the feeling’s name is Todoroki."

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    Akira goes to UA to escape her ghosts and bury her family's dark legacy. Unfortunately, the past comes back to haunt her, and she needs all the help she can get to keep her skeletons in the closet.

    Being a hero is great and all, but some folks (like Akira) want freedom and friendship and good coffee. But maybe being a hero would be nice too, especially considering how amazing and passionate the hero students she keeps running into are.

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    "They’ve been together for a week and Todoroki is almost dizzy from it, from Izuku taking his hand unprompted, or pressing a kiss to Todoroki’s cheek whenever the urge strikes him, or smiling a small, secret smile at him from across the classroom. It baffles him every time he thinks about it. Out of every possible option, Izuku has chosen him. Izuku wants to touch him and spend time with him and talk with him. Izuku, the brightest light in any room he enters, the bravest and the kindest and the best, has chosen Todoroki.

    Todoroki is terrified of ruining it. But more than that, he’s terrified of ruining him."

    Todoroki desperately wants to be a good boyfriend, but he's worried his past traumas have infected him somehow. Made him unfit to be loved. But he'll be damned if he isn't at least going to try.

    (Sequel to ever so gently)

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    Midoriya just wants to show Todoroki that touch can be good.

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    Todoroki learns that cuddling isn’t so bad after all, especially when it’s with his group of friends.

    [or: todoroki is a little bit touch-starved and he would do anything to get the dekusquad cuddles.]

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    Shouto barely has any experience with friends, so having a crush on his best friend was not something he was prepared for. He's fallen hard, and he’s awkward and unsure what to make of his feelings, or how to act on them. It doesn’t help that he and Izuku seem caught on the delicate line between friends and romance, and Shouto more than anything doesn’t want to ruin their friendship.

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    "For as long as Todoroki could remember, touch was something to be avoided. Dodging blows in his father’s relentless training or curling in on himself and covering his face to try to hide from the merciless punishment for whatever transgression he had committed this time, touch was always pain, plain and simple. After his mother left, he was never held or kissed. No one hugged him or stroked his hair. People touched him to hurt him."

    Or, Todoroki gets a hug and his whole world shifts on its axis.

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    So what if Todoroki had a thing for being picked up - for being held?

    He thought he was entitled to things like that, as long as Midoriya didn't mind.

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    Todoroki Shouto had never known anyone quite like Midoriya Izuku. The strength of Midoriya’s quirk paled in comparison to the power of his heart. And it, more than any superhuman power, was what defined him.

    Midoriya didn’t think before he acted, he felt. Shouto had a lot to learn about that.

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