01 Dec 2020
The Final Exam is the final straw for Izuku when it comes to Bakugou and the past decade of abuse.
With Todoroki at his side Izuku sets out to finally begin to heal.
And step one might just be a move that no one would ever see coming.
Can the teachers of UA open their eyes enough to do what needs to be done to keep from losing two of their most promising students?
23 Jul 2020
“You follow those points and you’ll be a damn good hero when you’re older,” Miruko announces, a hand coming down to ruffle Izumi’s messy hair with surprising gentleness. “Hell, I don’t like working with anyone but who knows, by the time you get into a heroics program maybe I’ll even take you on as an intern if you’re good enough.”
Izumi’s pretty sure her entire soul is going to depart her body out of sheer joy and shock because no one has ever said anything even close to as encouraging as what Miruko herself has just said to her.
“Now I gotta hop, kid,” Miruko turns to leave once again. “So get home and then get busy. You're young right now but time’s wasting you know?”
Izumi watches her go, hands clenched around her notebook and pen.
She feels as if her entire world has, once again, been irrevocably changed.
Maybe just thinking about it isn't enough.
Maybe there's some kind of secret to the entire thing.
Because thanks to Old Man Hokage, Naruto knows it can be done.
There should be a way Naruto can pick and choose between the two just like he’s been trying to do since he figured everything out.
There should be a way for Naruto to be a boy or a girl whenever he wants to be, to be able to switch whenever he needs to or whenever it feels right.
So that means that all Naruto has to do now is find out how that transformation is done and then he needs to master it.
- Part 1 of Naruto Don't Gender Good
27 Jun 2020
“I’ve been getting … angry lately,” Todoroki’s voice is soft and even. “I need you to help me with it. Will you?”
“Yeah,” Izumi nods automatically, concern and determination welling up inside of her. “Of course I will! Whatever you need, just tell me and I’ll do it.”
“You shouldn’t say things like that,” Todoroki says almost absently, the hand on her shoulder moving to slide slowly up the side of her neck until he’s cupping her cheek in his warm palm. “I could take advantage.”
“I am afraid,” Sarutobi’s voice is solemn but unwavering, “that any and all requests to take over Uzumaki Naruto’s care will be denied. No matter the circumstances or the source.”
There’s a pause, a heavy and cutting sort of silence.
“She is jinchūriki now,” Sarutobi murmurs, one part explanation and one part decree. Sorrowful but unyielding. “The girl’s life is no longer what it once would have been. There will be no adoptions, no fostering, no contact. Uzumaki Naruto is just another orphan and she will live as such. Now, dismissed.”
And that, much to Mikoto’s ire, seems to be that.
That is, of course, until Itachi starts behaving strangely.