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Heroes Can Be Cute

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Inko placed the last plate into the drying rack and turned off the faucet. She sighed, tonight had been odd. Hisashi had come home with a young boy, she didn’t mind the surprise guest but she could just feel it. The alpha boy was related to his ‘job’, grey-blue hair and red eyes similar to young Bakugou’s. But what caused her concern was the many small wounds on his body and face. What made her apprehensive was the way he stood pretty much silently in the living room watching while Izuku pattered about playing with his action figures trying to get the older boy to join him.

“Come on Tomachan! You can even play as a hero if you want!” Izuku said running up to the other boy and offering an All Might figurine to him with a smile. The offer seemed to snap the boy out of his constant bored look. Instead he began to get a twisted smile on his face. Inko’s heart dropped at the sight of it while an oblivious Izuku smiled right back in a genuine fashion.

Tomura reached out and took the colorful plastic from Izuku in a four fingered hold. Izuku practically jumped for joy and went to grab another figure and play the villain for the boy. But when he turned back around Tomura no longer had the All Might figure. Instead dust fell from his hand and landed in a little cloud on the ground.

“Oh no!” Izuku squeaked in concern running back over to see there was nothing left of the figure. While he was pretty sad about it he was more worried about Tomura. “It’s okay Tomachan, accidents happen that’s what mom always says.”

His open forgiveness made the older boy frown. Mean while Inko reached under the sink and grabbed a dust pan and hand brush and rushed over to the mess her guest had made.

“Sorry mom!” Izuku said reaching to try and help her but she shooed him away. Izuku turned to Tomura, “You should say sorry too Tomachan.”

“Why? I wasn’t the one stupid enough to give a guest something important. It’s your fault for trusting a stranger.” Tomura muttered in a childish tone. It surprised Inko that he was less mature than her son but Izuku had always been a little more aware of people.

“That’s mean to call me stupid Tomachan. You almost sound like Kacchan…” Izuku murmured off and then shook his head setting determined eyes on the other boy. “But I trust you Tomachan, you're my friend!”

Tomura snorted at the small boy and walked over to sit on the couch waiting for Hisashi to return and take him back to head quarters. He was really annoyed that Hisashi had taken him here, claiming he needed some good food and not the shit he tended to have. What really riled him up was the fact that these two betas were so clueless. At least Hisashi’s son was. Normally he would have tried to disintegrate such an irritating child but the thought of backlash from Hisashi made him pause at any action against the boy.

Inko finished cleaning up and looked back at Tomura fear in her eyes clearly. It made Tomura tingle a little, to see such an expression on an adult. It made him feel powerful. Except the feeling was quickly ruined as he felt a small dip in the couch next to him. Izuku had climbed up next to him sitting so close Tomura needed to simply move his hand an inch to turn the boy’s knee to dust.

“Do you wanna watch the news? I bet All Might is out there right now saving the day!” Izuku said stars in his eyes as he bounced slightly on the cushions. Tomura rolled his eyes and scratched at his neck in barely held in want to reach over and silence the annoying boy.

“What’s with your obsession with heroes huh? Got a thing for watching strong alphas?” Tomura asked looking at the black screen on the TV. Inko made a sound of indignation from behind him somewhere making him smirk. Izuku was confused about the statement but answered him anyways, too young to read the context of Tomura’s question.

“I do like watching strong people. I want to be like them one day! I’ll be a hero too Tomachan!” Izuku said merrily oblivious to the look Tomura was giving him. Tomura had stopped scratching his neck. He had one hand hovering over the boy’s leg and it was only when he looked back at the TV that he stopped.

In the reflection he could see Hisashi in the entry way to the home watching him with empty eyes. A clear threat should he try anything. It took everything Tomura had to curl his hand into a fist and place it back in his lap. So instead he would try to hurt Izuku verbally.

“Like a quirkless beta has a chance to be a hero.” Tomura said still watching the reflection to see if Hisashi had any objections to verbal assaults. Hisashi broke eye contact with him and moved to go whisper with Inko, this gave him silent permission. “Heroes are useless anyway Midoriya.”

He used the formal last name to signal that he didn’t share Izuku’s friendly attitude. When he looked down at the boy next to him Izuku’s eyes were watery and his lip was quivering. To his surprise he actually felt the smallest pang in his chest. What was that feeling? He scrunched his nose confused at the sensation.

“Heroes do what they can for people. I am going to help people the best that I can Tomachan. Even people who hurt me.” Izuku said through tears. He seemed to choke on the words and he slowly got off the couch disappearing into the kitchen. Tomura watched as he left, he felt relieved to finally be rid of the boy.

Izuku walked into the kitchen in tears, Inko immediately came to him hushing him and comforting him. But he shrugged her off and headed to a cabinet that he could reach. Hisashi leaned against the wall watching his son silently. Izuku apparently found what he was looking for and slowly staggered back to the living room. Upon hearing the small footsteps approaching again Tomura let off a growl.

He leaned his head against his hand, arm bent on the arm of the chair supporting his head. He looked down as Izuku rounded the corner to face him. In his small hands was a red and white box, Tomura continued to glare at him while Izuku worked on opening it. Izuku pulled out a band aid and stripped it of its back covering. Despite the warning growl and the glare Izuku came forward pushing between Tomura’s legs and climbed up startling Tomura. He quickly placed the band aid onto his neck before retreating off the couch out of Tomura’s range.

Tomura was baffled and reached up to feel the new bandage. He pulled his hand away to see a bit of crimson on it. Apparently in his agitation he had dug too deep into his own neck. Tomura didn’t really feel the pain anymore he hadn’t even noticed the wound. He looked back up to Izuku who was standing there still crying. How annoying.

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Inko watched the display as her son cared for the brat on her couch. She turned an angry gaze onto Hisashi, mad that the man didn’t speak up and tell the boy to be nicer to their son. He met her gaze uncaring at her obvious anger.

“With the way you treat this family you're lucky I don’t tell the cops every time you walk through this door.” Inko said letting it slip because of her motherly fury at seeing her sweet son upset in their own home. She immediately bit her tongue realizing just what she had said. Hisashi’s eyes turned darker and he stepped forward leaning in to whisper to her. His breath smelled like smoke, whether it was his cigarettes or quirk Inko didn’t know.

“Say a word to the cops or heroes about me and I’ll spill it about Izuku. Do you want to be separated from him? Hmm?” Hisashi said cutting to the core of her fears quicker than anyone ever could. She shook biting her bottom lip and feeling tears prick the corner of her eyes while the alpha pheromones made her want to submit.

“You would never do that.” Inko said despite the cold look in Hisashi’s eyes that said he would.

“How fast do you think they’d seize him? A quirkless omega. Oh how the Omega Protection Agency would jump at the chance. They’d put him in the omegan housing facility for the rest of his life until some alpha claimed him. And you? For hiding it from the registries? We would basically be cell mates my love.” Hisashi said watching as the tears finally broke from her eyes sliding down her cheeks. Why did she look beautiful even when upset? He gave her a quick peck on the lips before standing up straight again and looking to the living room.

“Tomura, lets go. Kurogiri should be here by now.” Hisashi said turning around and walking to the door leaving a shaking Inko in the kitchen. Tomura immediately jumped to his feet happy to be leaving this mess of a place. He glanced back a final time to see Izuku looking at him through tears. That stupid pang hit him again and travelled to his tongue before he could control it.

“Cya later Izu-chan.” Tomura said nonchalantly and walked out of the apartment with Hisashi, quickly being enveloped by a waiting purple mist. Izuku’s crying paused at that and he watched Tomura retreat dumbfounded. Then a small shaky smile came back to his face. Maybe they really were friends.

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“Stay still Izuku, I still need to get the back of your neck.” Inko said trying to keep her son from squirming away from the cold scent blocking spray. It was applied every morning before he went to school and it always left Izuku feeling uncomfortable. But he was a good boy and he paused to let her get the last bit of his skin covered.

“Stop being a baby Izu-chan.” Tomura said from the couch while he watched the news. After that initial dinner he had become a regular in the Midoriya household. He spent a lot of time hanging around the apartment and only left when Hisashi made him leave or when Izuku went to school. Inko was a little alarmed that the strange boy was becoming attached to Izuku.

“I’m not a baby…” Izuku muttered looking over to the couch with puffed up cheeks. Their bond had become something almost brotherly, constant teasing and Tomura sometimes making him cry. Yet Izuku seemed happy that the boy hung around him. Inko was not oblivious to the fact that kids at school had begun to bully him for being quirkless. It was likely that Tomura was his only friend at the moment, quite a scary thought to the mother.

Inko and Izuku headed out the door ready to go to school and drop him off. Izuku called a friendly good bye to Tomura who just grunted in return, eyes never leaving the TV screen. When Inko came back he would be gone like he always was. She wondered if he stayed in the mornings for the food or for the interaction with Izuku.

Inko dropped Izuku off at the classroom giving him kisses and whispering her usual warnings to always be mindful of his scent and to keep his dad a secret. Izuku gave her kisses and hugs in return, always serious about keeping the secrets his mother seemed to place so much weight on. Just as she was about to leave a teacher cleared their throat from behind her and said they needed to speak to her. Inko was shook by this, scared they had figured Izuku out.

“All the other kids have been showing signs of quirk awakening and yet Izuku still has nothing. I’m getting worried that something is wrong. Has anything been showing at home Mrs. Midoriya?” the teacher said voicing their concerns. Inko licked her lips and prepared.

“Oh I’m sure he is just a late bloomer.” She said putting on a fake air of relaxation.

“Hmm, I think you should take him to a doctor. I fear this might be something serious.” The teacher said still concerned as they both watched Izuku enter the classroom and sit in his seat fidgeting with his hands.

“I don’t think that’s necessary. Patience is key when dealing with children I’m sure you know that from your profession.” Inko said. Inside her head she felt fear ripping her apart. If she took him to the doctor they would find out for sure he was an omega. She needed to avoid them at all costs.

“Well its your decision. I do urge you to take him though. Have a nice day Mrs. Midoriya, I must go class starts soon.” The teacher said with a look that told her they weren’t satisfied by her lack of concern. She smiled and thanked him for his concern while her heart pounded against the walls of her body. She looked over at Izuku one more time. He was watching her and waved sheepishly. She waved back smiling and turned away leaving the school.

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It was recess and Izuku stood under the shade of a tree enjoying the nice weather while others ran about playing with each other. It had started out slowly but soon enough Izuku had found himself ostracized by his peers. Murmurs about him being a quirkless freak coming cruelly from their lips. Izuku wasn’t as bothered by it as he had been. Tomura called him quirkless all the time and yet he was still friends with him.

Izuku frowned in thought. The other kids also talked about his lack of scent. His mom sprayed him every morning with blockers. He was sure that this put off the other kids more than his quirklessness and he hated having to do it every morning. At one point Izuku had refused to put it on and his mother had ended up crying and begging for him to do it. He was thoroughly scared after that, he didn’t want to upset her. But he also wanted to have friends again.

“What are you doing over here Deku? Get out of here, only alphas get to sit in this spot.” A familiar voice came from right in front of him. He had begun to reminisce and hadn’t caught the approaching little alpha. Bakugou had been his best friend up until recently, now he was Izuku’s worst bully.

“Kacchan what are you talking about? I always sit over here.” Izuku said confused. He shouldn’t have been, Bakugou always looked for a reason to bully him. But a small part of him still believed the boy was his friend.

“Shut it you quirkless beta! Now go find somewhere else to sit your scentless ass.” Bakugou said pushing him aside to settle with his back against the tree. Izuku’s eyes widened at the language use and quickly looked side to side to see if a teacher had heard.

“Kacchan you can’t say words like that or you’ll get in trouble. Besides heroes don’t talk like that.” Izuku said hushed like he thought a teacher might catch them. The thought that Izuku was going to lecture Bakugou on how to be a hero set off the explosive little blonde.

“You think you know what heroes do? Don’t make me laugh!” Bakugou said sparking a little pop in his palms threateningly as Izuku tried to shrink away from him. Annoyed, Bakugou reached out and grabbed the retreating beta by the back of his neck intending to teach him a lesson. Except the moment his hand closed over the nape of the other boy’s neck Izuku felt his legs buckle and he went limp to the ground. His eyes were wide in confusion and a hint of fear as he turned his head to look back at the baffled blonde.

Izuku couldn’t move his limbs, from the moment Bakugou had squeezed the back of his neck it was like a spark had gone through his body turning it off. When Izuku had fallen Bakugou had let go and he now stood dumbfounded at Izuku laying on the ground.

“Deku…What’s wrong?” Bakugou asked letting go of his anger and trading it for fear. Izuku wasn’t moving from the ground.

“I-I don’t know.” Izuku said from the ground licking his lips nervously. Slowly he could feel his limbs come under his control again. It took a whole minute before he could push himself up into a sitting position and turned just as scared back to Bakugou.

“Are you okay?” the blonde asked feeling his fear fade and relief wash over him at the sight of Izuku getting up.

“Yeah I think so.” Izuku said rubbing the back of his neck where Bakugou had grabbed him. It didn’t hurt but Izuku was suddenly very uncomfortable at the feeling of helplessness. Luckily no one had noticed the strange occurrence and Bakugou spun around wordlessly leaving Izuku, he felt awkward at the situation and wanted to leave it.

When Izuku went home that night he asked his mom about it. She was horrified that Bakugou had done that to him. His hand had simulated the feel of a mouth on the back of her omega son’s neck causing the instinctive submission. She nearly had a panic attack in front of her son from the news. Her mind raced with questions before landing on the most crucial one. What if Bakugou told someone?

She felt her face pale at the thought. Izuku was looking up at her worriedly from the hug she had pulled him into. He was uncertain about what to do to comfort her. Tomura stood a little ways down the hall listening to the situation. Of course Tomura had noticed Izuku was an omega, it was quite telling in his scent when he didn’t wear the blocker at home. Inko seemed to have forgotten about his presence in her panic but now she remembered his presence. She turned to him with fear in her eyes.

“Don’t tell Hisashi.” She said, it was more of a plea. If Hisashi found out that someone knew about Izuku’s situation he might do something. In Hisashi’s line of work she had no doubt he would not mind getting rid of a kid.

Tomura watched her impassively before turning and walking to his usual spot on the couch. He flipped on the TV as if he hadn’t heard a thing. Inko fretted, Tomura was just too unpredictable. She had no idea if he would follow her request or not and she worried for Bakugou’s safety. Desperation pulled her to do something she wouldn’t have otherwise done. She pulled a questioning Izuku to the door and prepared to leave.

“Where are you going?” Tomura asked in a dead tone. It was eerily similar to Hisashi’s and it made Inko turn to meet the boy’s red eyes. He was watching her from over the back to the couch, specifically he was looking at her hand clasped tightly around Izuku’s.

“I’ll be back in a little while. I’m just going to visit a friend.” Inko said trying to reassure the boy. It was odd for an adult to feel fear when looking at a child. Tomura watched blankly for another moment before saying something.

“Be back by eight.” Tomura said leaving the unsaid threat hanging in the air. Be back by eight or he would tell Hisashi. Inko realized she had just given the boy information for him to manipulate her with. It scared her that such a young child thought this way. She nodded anyway and rushed out the door pulling Izuku with her.

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Inko wiped the last of her tears from her face and tried to make herself look presentable before ringing the doorbell. She clutched Izuku’s hand in a tighter grip than she had meant to, Izuku squeezed back but also shifted uncomfortably. He didn’t know why they were here of all places. He hadn’t wanted to get Bakugou in trouble. A shout could be heard from inside the home before the door opened and a blonde woman stood there, the resemblance to Bakugou was striking.

Mitsuki’s eyes widened in surprise at the sight of Inko before shifting her eyes down to where Izuku stood fidgeting. She seemed to come to a conclusion even before Inko opened her mouth to say what she wanted.

“Katsuki get your butt over here!” Mitsuki yelled into the house with no volume control. She knew an upset mother when she saw it and unfortunately for Mitsuki it wasn’t an uncommon occurrence for mothers to end up on her door step. Her alpha son truly was a little shit constantly picking fights with other children. She assumed that this is what had brought Inko to her door too. Bakugou appeared at his mother’s side already glaring at Izuku who sheepishly tried to hide behind his mom.

“I don’t know what he did this time but I assure you he will get what’s coming to him.” Mitsuki growled looking down at her son. The smaller alpha growled right back at her challenging her alpha authority. She really needed to put him in his place.

“Ah! Mrs. Bakugou I’ve actually come to talk about something… sensitive.” Inko said uncertainly looking all around like she expected for someone to sneak up on them. Mitsuki was confused by this but opened her door anyway and waved for Inko to come inside. They settled comfortably in the small kitchen while Mitsuki fetched some refreshments for her guests.

Bakugou continued to glare at Izuku the entire time making the small boy even more nervous about the situation. He seemed to be trying to communicate an apology with his eyes only. Bakugou’s eyes seemed to cuss at him as his mouth merely growled.

“So what did he do?” Mitsuki asked giving a sharp look to the little alpha who scoffed and looked away. She had met Inko before briefly at the school when they both dropped off and picked up their children. She was also aware that Bakugou had been friends with the little beta for a while but knowing his temper he ruined that friendship for sure. Inko opened and shut her mouth a few times before taking a deep breath seemingly coming to a decision in her head.

“C-Can you keep a secret? Please!” Inko already seemed on the verge of tears again despite trying to keep her composure in the situation. She was practically sobbing when the other alpha female watched stunned. She reached over and patted Inko’s shoulder in an attempt to offer comfort.

Izuku was sitting next to his mom, his eyes wide and his mouth open in shock. Was she going to tell them one of their secrets? Wasn’t that something they were never supposed to do? Izuku felt tears welling up too, he wanted to cry when he saw his mom crying.

“Of course I can.” Mitsuki said sensing that this situation reached past her idiotic son to something much more serious. Seeing the woman breaking down in her kitchen was really off putting.

“Today little K-Katsuki did something to Izuku. Did he tell you by chance?” Inko asked through her tightening throat. Mitsuki frowned looking back over to Bakugou who was frowning too, he avoided her gaze confirming that something had happened.

“No, he didn’t.” she ground out. Whatever had happened must have been pretty bad and she was going to flay her son alive when she found out what exactly took place.

“Well…Your son I’m sure didn’t mean to do it. H-He grabbed Izuku by the neck and it… it made him go limp.” Inko said leaving Mitsuki to piece together what it meant. It took a moment, the blonde woman’s face changing from one of friendly comfort to one of slow understanding and shock. Things clicked into place in Mitsuki’s mind, the smaller size of Inko’s boy, the scentless aura around him, even the seemingly never ending cuteness from the fuzzy green haired child. The boy was an omega.

“You're saying Izuku is an omega?” Mitsuki said bluntly pulling out the secret Inko had desperately been trying to hide all this time. Hearing it said by someone else made Inko feel like her world was crashing down around her. She couldn’t speak, so she just nodded letting Mitsuki feel the weight of the secret in its entirety. Mitsuki looked over to the small tearful omega sitting at their table, now that she knew she was a little surprised other people hadn’t guessed it just by looking at the child.

“What about the OPA?” Mitsuki asked cautiously. Izuku shouldn’t even be out in the public if it was true. He should be tucked away in some facility until he had a mate. It was law as such and Inko would be breaking it by keeping him out of there. Inko seemed to freeze at the mention of it. Slowly the beta stood up from the table, Izuku watched her with teary concerned eyes. She got on her knees and put her head against the back of her hands bowing as she pleaded.

“Please! Keep this secret for me! Please! I don’t want to lose my son!” Inko cried into her hands keeping her position. She felt Izuku by her side trying to get her to sit up.

“Mom what are you talking about? I’m not going anywhere. Mom sit up!” Izuku said crying because his mother was so upset and pulling on her shoulder trying to get her up. He didn’t understand why she would say such a thing all he wanted was to hug her until the tears stopped and they went home to curl up and watch All Might on TV.  

Mitsuki watched this and felt tears begin to grace her own eyes. She bit down on her lip turning to look at her own son. He was watching the exchange with a pale face, all cocky rebel gone from his features and scared at the situation. Inko was still crying pleas to her, a mothers desperation in her voice it tugged at all of Mitsuki’s heart strings.

“Alright!” Mitsuki said louder than she had meant to and winced at the sound of her own voice. The pleas finally stopped but Inko remained on the ground waiting for her to say more. Mitsuki took a deep breath, “I’ll keep your son’s secret.”

Inko looked up from the ground eyes full of hope and they exchanged a look of understanding. A look that communicated between mothers. Inko cried again but this time it was in relief and she reached over grabbing Izuku into a hug so tight he struggled to breath. Mitsuki watched the display and wiped tears from her eyes before they could fall. By agreeing to this secret Mitsuki knew she was breaking the law but she didn’t care, she had always been a rule breaker.

Inko finally seemed to calm down but glanced at the clock and her face went pale again. She jumped up startling everyone in the room. The talk had gone on longer than she thought it was getting closer to eight and she needed to hurry home.

“I-I have to go Mrs. Bakugou! Thank you so much for understanding.” Inko said fighting back tears as she gathered up Izuku fumbling as she did so.

“Call me Mitsuki and come by anytime you need to Inko.” Mitsuki said in a voice softer and more understanding than anyone would think the loud woman would be able to produce. Inko bowed to her again before hurrying out their door in a rushed good bye disappearing into the night as quickly as she had appeared.

Mitsuki closed the door behind her and then turned to her own child who was standing in the entryway unsure for once in his life about what to do. During that night Mitsuki had a long talk with him telling him it was important to keep Izuku’s stupid secret. She also told him not to grab Izuku by the neck again in public or it would tell others about Izuku’s secret. He grumbled at her but seemed to comply, still Mitsuki knew she needed to get the point across to her stubborn son.

“You’re an alpha aren’t you? Buck up little mister, its an alpha’s job to protect an omega. Want to be a hero? Heroes protect people weaker than them and beat down the villains that try to hurt others.” Mitsuki said appealing to her son's motivation his eyes focused on her's at this. She could see understanding fall into place and he nodded. Satisfied she hoisted herself up from her squatting position and went to prepare dinner.

She didn’t let her son see but she was shaking. She couldn’t imagine how Inko must be feeling at this moment. The fate of her son being placed with others. Mitsuki snuck a glance behind to where her son was. Truly horrifying for a mother to think their child could be taken from them at any moment.

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Inko was panting as she ran to the door to their apartment, she should have made it on time. She shakily unlocked the apartment door and paused turning to Izuku. She needed to make sure her son didn’t tell Hisashi or Tomura about this.

“Izuku, you can’t tell your father or Tomura about that visit. Don’t tell them that the Bakugou’s know about your secret ok?” Inko said trying to sound reassuring. Izuku’s eyes were still puffy as he peered up at her.

“We have to keep secrets from family now?” he said sadly. He didn’t like how many secrets were piling up around him but he knew his mother was telling this to him for a reason. He remembered her mention of losing him and his heart squeezed in his chest at the thought. She smiled sadly back at him and nodded. He didn’t want to make her cry again, she cried too much. So he nodded too trying to give her a big smile like he thought All Might would give in this situation.

Inko was happy with his response and opened the door to the apartment letting Izuku scamper in and wait for her as she closed the door and relocked it. When she turned around Tomura was standing at the end of the entry way observing her silently. The clock behind him read 7:59, she breathed a sigh of relief.

“Tomachan want to watch some clips of All Might with me?” Izuku said bouncing up to the cold boy. Tomura turned his gaze to take in the details of Izuku’s face. It was obvious the boy had been crying. He made eye contact with Inko again before turning around and simply falling onto the couch. Izuku followed him into the living room taking his silence as agreement.

“Mom hurry up! I want to watch the one where he saves all those people from the fire again before bed time!” Izuku called quickly taking up his spot next to Tomura. It was now a regular ritual they had, watching heroes before bedtime. Izuku watched with awe while Tomura allowed the viewing to renew his simmering hate all over again. He was glad Izuku insisted on watching these things, it would ensure he never forgot his purpose.

Inko came over and started up the clip before making her way to the kitchen. Setting hands on either side of the sink and looking out the window trying to work on breathing properly. She needed to have complete control of her appearance before seeing Hisashi tonight. He would notice if anything was off.

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One and a half years later.

Hisashi sat in his arm chair in the living room taking in his home. He would be leaving on a mission to another city soon. He wasn’t really sure how long it would take and he wanted to memorize the feeling of home before he left. His eyes landed on a family photo from an amusement park they had gone to. Both Inko and Izuku had huge smiles on their faces in it, Hisashi himself had a small smile just barely visible. That had been a fun day for all of them, one without the usual tension between Inko and himself. He secretly wished they could have another day like that before he left.

He was interrupted from these thoughts when Izuku came running in and hopped up into his lap. A smile just like the one in the photo he had been staring at over-taking the boy's features. Hisashi gave a small smile back, the gesture felt strange on his face. He reached down and ruffled Izuku’s bouncy soft curls making the little boy giggle. He took after Inko pretty much completely, Izuku was kind and honest. Nothing like his father.

“Do you and Tomachan really have to go?” Izuku asked suddenly looking up at the man with sad eyes. Inko had lied to the boy telling him Hiashi was going to work overseas and Tomura would be staying with relatives. Hisashi didn’t mind the lies, they were easy to tell to the little omega than the truth would have been.

“Yeah squirt, but as long as the job goes well I’ll be back before you know it.” Hisashi said ruffling the boy’s hair again. He couldn’t help but indulge in it, it was just so soft and Izuku made the most adorable faces when his hair was messed up.

“Oh okay…” Izuku said unhappily. “But Tomachan will come back with you right?”

Hisashi stopped messing with the green hair and thought for a little while. In truth Tomura would be put in Kurogiri’s custody while Hisashi was gone. He would continue training and working for their boss. So really Tomura would be out of his hands after today, so he couldn’t say for sure if the boy would return with him.

“As long as Tomura wants to come back.” Hisashi said glancing over to where the moody boy was sitting on the couch. He was preoccupied by the Gameboy Izuku and Inko had gotten him for his birthday. That had been nearly two months ago and the boy had yet to separate from the thing. Izuku climbed out of Hisashi’s lap and ran over to the boy.

“Tomachan you’ll come back won’t you?” Izuku asked in a tone almost sickeningly sweet. Tomura’s eyes flicked up to Izuku’s and he paused in his game play. There was just a moment of silence between them, one Hisashi could tell the older boy enjoyed. Izuku was shifting in anxiety and looking at him with hopeful eyes. Tomura appeared to be very happy with the torturous state Izuku was in but eventually he answered the question.

“Of course Izu-chan. When I come back you’ll have to welcome me home.”

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Izuku gulped at the sight of the high fence, it had a clear sign on it warning people to stay out. Six year old Izuku definitely didn’t want to go in there, he didn’t want to get in trouble. But he also didn’t want to disappoint Bakugou. The boy had slowly become his friend again after that incident two years ago and now he hung around Izuku constantly. He wasn’t what you would call “nice” to Izuku, he merely kept Izuku close to him letting him follow Bakugou around like a shadow. Most of the time it felt like he was ignoring Izuku but the moment Izuku started to wonder off on his own Bakugou would reel him back over and tell him off for thinking about leaving.

At first it had confused Izuku, Bakugou continued teasing him with mean words but now he hardly ever really tried to hurt Izuku like he had started doing before. Izuku wasn’t the only one weirded out by the sudden shift in the little alpha's attitude. The kids who followed Bakugou around had tried to get in on the teasing which Bakugou didn’t seem to mind until someone pushed Izuku a little too hard. Then he made it clear to every kid around that they weren’t allowed to hurt him, mostly shown through shouting and sparking palms.

His followers tested their limits seeing what was acceptable to do against Izuku and what wasn’t. After the two years things had settled down and the pecking order was established. Now a days Izuku simply followed the group around, his presence was only ever acknowledged when the group grew bored and decided to tease him.

“Forward march!” Bakugou called his friends to order and led the way past the fence and into the wooded area. Izuku followed reluctantly behind them glancing around nervously and mumbling about his fears of getting caught. Bakugou ignored the sound of the mumble and continued with his little troop.

They laughed and played while Izuku dug into the dirt with his foot watching from the shade of his tree. In the cover of the woods the kids freely released their quirks as they played. Izuku felt jealous at their abilities, even the most mundane quirk was still a quirk and all had their uses. He watched as Bakugou let off explosions, they were growing in strength as the boy himself grew. The bark of nearby trees blackened as the group continued to play.  

Once they grew tired of the area they were in Bakugou ordered them to follow in a single file march deeper into the woods. He led the way looking for a new area for new adventures. His search led them to a creek with a big log laying across in as a makeshift bridge. A few of his followers were uncertain about crossing it but Bakugou scoffed at them calling them cowards.

Upon seeing his confidence his followers quickly rallied behind him and they began marching across the log. Izuku stood uncertain at the end of the line eyeing the way the bark was slightly wet and knowing it would be a little slippery. Sure enough Bakugou’s foot slipped from under him and he tumbled to the side off the log much to Izuku’s horror. The other friends laughed and shrugged it off but Izuku hurried down to Bakugou worried he might have gotten hurt on the sharp rocks in the creek.

“Are you alright? Are you hurt? I thought you might have hit your head down here!” Izuku said reaching his hand out to help Bakugou up. Bakugou was rubbing the back of his head where a bruise was likely going to form but he ignored it. How dare Izuku think he needed help! He grit his teeth ready to tell the omega off for coming down into the stream bed except something in the air changed.

Izuku was still looking down at him worried at his lack of response. Bakugou could feel the pain fading away, not only that but he started to feel good. Like he had had the best nap of his life and had woken up with the energy of a million All Mights. He continued staring at Izuku as he pieced it together in his mind, connecting the strange feeling to Izuku.

“You must have really hit your head!” Izuku said reaching down to try and get a better look at the back of Bakugou’s head. The boy was staring blankly at him and his mouth was hanging open, obviously he had been hurt.

“Deku.” Bakugou finally spoke up smacking his hand away and standing up. The kids above them had gone silent, they could feel it too from where they stood. Izuku withdrew his hand looking at him with those stupid confused big eyes.

“What Kacchan?” Izuku said taking a step back suddenly all to aware of the looks he was receiving from the others. Bakugou stood there watching him dumbfoundedly for another minute before speaking up.

“You have a quirk.” Bakugou said simply. Izuku’s eyes went so wide Bakugou was sure they might fall out of his head.

“R-Really?” Izuku asked voice and eyes full of hope. Bakugou took a step forward and smirked. Izuku wasn’t so useless now.

-=-

Izuku rushed home he couldn’t really feel it but Bakugou had insisted that he had a quirk. All the other kids had looked at him with much friendlier expressions, he couldn’t wait to show his mom. He came running into the kitchen where she sat browsing a few ads in a magazine. She looked up upon his entrance and smiled about to greet him but it stopped in her throat when he reached about three feet from her.

She could feel it radiating from him. She dropped her booklet and stood mouth gaping at the feeling. Any tiredness she had had during the day was suddenly washed away, she felt like she was as young as Izuku himself. Her eyes filled with tears and Izuku’s eyes teared up too before they embraced into a tight hug.

“I did it mom! I got a quirk! Now I really can be a hero!” Izuku said making Inko wince at the memory of her moment of weakness when all she had done was apologize to her son for his quirklessness. She hugged him tighter, the joy she felt for him made her practically burst.

“I can’t wait to tell dad and Tomachan!” Izuku said happily into his mother’s waist dampening her happiness. She didn’t want Izuku to tell Hisashi, it was clear that whatever quirk this was it might be considered useful to him. It would give him an excuse to drag Izuku into the wrong kind of life, make him into a broken person like Tomura was.

“Well… Maybe we should keep it a secret for now?” Inko said hoping her son would follow along. Since Hisashi had left the only contact he had with them was the occasional phone call to keep in touch. The ‘job’ was lasting much longer than he thought it would and Inko was thankful for it. She had not seen or heard from Tomura, that was a relief.

Izuku frowned up at her recognizing the tone she had used when she had suggested to make it another secret. He nodded slowly and couldn’t help his smile coming back to him. He was just so excited to finally be like all the other kids!

That night he and Inko tested his quirk some more, with Izuku standing next to her Inko was able to move the couch with her quirk and didn’t even feel tired from moving such a big object. His quirk enhanced the physical abilities of people, including speeding up healing and recharging stamina. His quirk gave a huge boost to quirks around him.

Inko was happy for him but also worried as she constantly did. He didn’t seem to be able to turn off his quirk or really control it. It was only when he fell asleep that night that Inko felt the air return to normal. She immediately missed the sensation but let her son sleep peacefully. With this quirk there was no doubt he could reach his dream, Inko just hoped all his other secrets didn’t get in the way.

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Izuku sat at his desk mumbling and writing into his note book. He had really been observing heroes over the years, now that he had a quirk it sealed his ambitions to be a hero. He didn’t want to admit it but when he had been a young child his quirklessness had bothered him, he had often doubted his own dreams. But that was in the past, now he needed to focus on his goals. Since his quirk was noncombative it meant he would need to play more of a supportive role to other heroes. He didn’t mind, he was always the type to help in anyway he could. Besides he would have a partner when he became a hero that would be his weapon.

“Deku quit your word vomiting.” Bakugou said from the seat in front of him. Izuku’s mouth clicked shut automatically and he gave the blonde an apologetic glance before quickly going back to his notes. Along with his messy writing he could see the harsh lines of Bakugou’s. He often helped Izuku with his observations adding to specific fighting moves or flaws from the many hero fights they had watched together.

Bakugou watched him over his shoulder scoffing when he heard Izuku begin his mumbling again unconsciously but at a much smaller volume. It was a habit Izuku had developed during his time spent at the edge of his pack of friends. Once Izuku’s quirk had manifested Izuku had thought the other kids would accept him whole heartedly now. But Bakugou it seemed had other plans.

If Izuku had thought he felt isolated when he was quirkless it was even worse when he had his quirk. Little Bakugou seemed to like to hog his presence to the point where he chased off people who tried to get close to Izuku. With the constant boost to Bakugou’s quirk from Izuku’s presence he had quickly become a fearsome presence in the school. Izuku also didn’t mind having Bakugou as his only friend, he was used to having only one. His thoughts roamed to images of the boy on his couch from long ago. He wondered what ever happened to Tomura.

Izuku was lost in his thoughts again as the teacher entered the room doing announcements. The people around him seemed to get rowdy as he finished the entry in his notebook and closed it finally looking up to try and figure out what they were talking about.

“Like any of you extras stand a chance! Me and Deku are going to be the first kids from this shitty school to make it into UA!” Bakugou said leaning back in his chair pompously and flashing Izuku a smirk which he gingerly answered with a smile of his own. The other kids around them roared with objections which were silenced by a powerful but small explosion from Bakugou. He was also letting off his alpha scent dominating the room that was mostly filled with betas. People immediately settled down and looked away making Bakugou’s smirk grew wider at their submission.

The teacher cleared their throat and brought the class back to order. Izuku gratefully felt Bakugou fall back into his seat and his dominance display fade from the air. It always made him uncomfortable when Bakugou reminded him he was an alpha. But it was just another obstacle to overcome, pretty much all heroes were alphas so he needed to learn to not be influenced by them.

It wasn’t long before the bell rang and classes ended for the day. Before Izuku could really gather himself together Bakugou was already at his desk pulling him up and stuffing his books into his bag. The alpha had little patience especially on days like this where they were planning on doing some training.

“Kacchan be careful with those notes! They’re already hanging together by a thread…” Izuku protested when Bakugou stuffed his note book into the bag roughly before zipping it up and throwing it into Izuku’s arms.

“Quit your whining and save your breath for training. We won’t pass the entrance exam if we don’t get your skinny ass to be better at dodging.” Bakugou said slinging his own bag over his shoulder and heading for the door. Izuku stayed right on his heels as they exited the room and then the building. He wasn’t particularly looking forward to training but he knew he needed it if they were going to get into UA.

Bakugou’s idea of training for Izuku was basically a game of dodge ball, or dodge the miscellaneous object or trash Bakugou had found and used his quirk to launch at him. Bakugou was working on getting up Izuku’s reaction time but most of the time it ended with Izuku getting the wind knocked out of him. Before this Bakugou had wanted to get some muscles on Izuku, and they had tried for months. Izuku had a pretty lean form but was no where near the trained muscles Bakugou had. It was hard for Izuku to gain muscles, or fat at all. They both concluded that it took a lot of energy for Izuku to produce his quirk and it resulted in him being much smaller than most kids in their class.

“Be ready Deku, today we're doing hand to hand combat. If you can dodge my fist you’ll learn to dodge the missiles I can throw at you.” Bakugou said grinning at the thought of training. Izuku gulped at the thought. Bakugou was his protection at school most of the time but he had no qualms about unleashing his abilities on him. Izuku’s quirk also meant that they both healed quickly from damage allowing Bakugou to be much more rough in training.

“Okay. But we should also work on the circle too.” Izuku said. The circle was a painted radius of Izuku’s quirk. Izuku stood in the middle and worked on controlling the range of his radiance. While he still couldn’t turn it off when he was awake he was gaining more control over it, being able to focus it in a certain direction to reach past his usual boundary. If he was going to be Bakugou’s support in the field he needed to be able to aim it at the alpha while he was moving and fighting while avoiding giving it to enemies.

Bakugou grunted in agreement and walked together on the usual route, they had a practice lot near Izuku’s house with the painted circle and plenty of scorch marks from previous sessions. Bakugou walked in front of Izuku making a path through any crowded areas they had to pass through. Izuku’s quirk naturally drew people to him and Bakugou got annoyed when people were constantly invading his personal space. So he chased people away with a glare or a warning growl.

For that reason they tried to stick to backstreets and less populated areas. They were just entering an area under a bridge when Izuku started to space out thinking about how he could deal with the hand to hand combat Bakugou had planned. He failed to notice the slimy mess rising up behind him. Lucky for him Bakugou had chosen that moment to look back to check on him.

Bakugou's eyes widened in surprise at the sudden appearance of the villain but his feet moved quickly in response to the danger. He shoved Izuku to the side and let off an unrestrained explosion. If he had been on his own it may not have done much to the fluid body before him. However he was with Izuku and his explosion went off with nearly ten times more force than his usual max alone. Whatever had kept the slime body together stood no chance in the face of it.

Chunks of sludge flew apart and splattered across the pavement behind them. Izuku’s ears were ringing from the close proximity of the explosion and its reverberation in the tunnel. He sometimes thought Bakugou was a loud person because he was partially deaf from his own explosions, of course that wasn’t true, far from it in fact. Bakugou had senses so well tuned he could probably hear Izuku’s heart racing at the moment.

“Fucking bastard thought he could sneak up on us!” Bakugou spat with venom stomping down on a piece of the villain that had landed near him. Izuku picked himself off the ground and looked around at the mess Bakugou had made.

“Where did he come from?” Izuku said trotting back up to Bakugou’s side. As if in answer the man hole cover flew off near to them. Bakugou turned to it in a flash and readied his hands to shoot off more explosions. His expression looked greedy for more action.

Except what emerged from the sewers had both him and Izuku looking shocked. The muscular figure slowly stood up and the hero Izuku had admired for so long flashed a brilliant smile.

“Have no fear, for I am-“ All Might said in his usual deep and inspiring voice but cut himself off as he surveyed the area. The evil doer he had been tracking was trying to piece itself back together unsuccessfully since he was pretty much spread over the length of the street as if taken down by one of All Might’s very own blows. Two kids stood in front of him, one small with messy green hair and stars in his eyes and the blonde in front of the other staring him down like he wanted a fight.

“Well it looks like you beat me to it boys!” All Might said laughing it off and rubbing the back of his head awkwardly but never losing his smile. This was more of a blessing in disguise since he was reaching his time limit.

“I-Its really him! All Might!” Izuku said reverently making Bakugou scoff, he knew that tone, Izuku was going to go all fan boy on him in front of such a powerful figure. Izuku was just staring and shaking in awe, Bakugou was at least smart enough to pull Izuku’s backpack off him and search for the stupid note book to get an autograph for the omega.

“Now wait a minute my boy, first we need to confine this villain before I can stop to chat!” All Might said holding up a hand and reading Bakugou’s intentions. Izuku snapped out of his daze and nodded agreement still light headed in the presence of the alpha hero. Faster than either could really perceive, All Might gathered the sludge into two bottles effectively ending what had been a pretty long chase. He really needed to memorize the city’s lower networks.

When the hero had finished Bakugou fished out their hero note book and shoved it into Izuku’s chest reminding the boy that now was his chance. Izuku took a deep breath and stepped forward as All Might screwed the last cap onto the bottles.

“Ah, All Might sir! You have been a big inspiration to both of us and we would be honored if you would sign this!” Izuku said flustered as he held out the note book on a clean page.

“I’m glad to hear the youth of today are still looking to me that way. I’ll be glad to sign anything you have!” All Might said smiling again and flashing what he perceived to be a beta another blinding smile. When he stepped forward to take the book though he felt it. The sudden regain of stamina and power, like his injury was nonexistent. The lack of pain was startling after having bore it for so long.

“What is that quirk my boy? I feel like a million bucks just being near you!” All Might said and Izuku felt like he might faint from the compliment. All Might signed the book while Izuku gathered his wit. He started pouring out about his quirk explaining its amplification and healing capabilities, all the while Bakugou crept closer glaring at the older alpha.

“…And I hope to use it with Kacchan to become a great hero like you one day!” Izuku finished breathlessly.

“Ha ha ha, a hero duo eh? If today was any indication I bet you’ll make it.” All Might said encouragingly making Izuku blush and smile back nodding with vigor. Bakugou was growing more and more impatient. They had practice to get to.

“Come on Deku you're hogging up all of his time with your googly eyes.” Bakugou said grabbing the back of Izuku’s shirt and pulling slightly to signal it was time to go.

“You're totally right Kacchan. Sorry for taking up so much of your time All Might!” Izuku said bowing deeply several times in apologies and thank yous. He was blushing deeply at the thought of inconveniencing his hero.

“Don’t worry about it! I’m always happy to talk with fans and citizens alike! I look forward to seeing your debut…?” All Might said searching for a name. It took a minute for Izuku to realize what he was asking and quickly stuttered it out.

“M-Midoriya Izuku! My name’s Midoriya!” Izuku said excitedly and Bakugou finally started to drag him away. He waved sheepishly good bye to the hero who returned it. As soon as Izuku left his presence All Might felt the pain return but his time limit had reset. He was glad he had caught the boy’s name, he would need it when he went to UA for that job.

“All right lets get you to the police!” All Might said patting the bottles in his pockets and turned launching himself into the air and across the city.

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Training with Bakugou was brutal but necessary. Izuku was even a little happy that the alpha held nothing back against him, it made him prepared for anything because nothing could be worse than a violence hungry Kacchan. It was after one of these training sessions that he was walking back from. A bruise slowly fading from his jaw and would disappear by the time he opened the apartment door. At times like these his quirk was a blessing, he didn’t know if his mom would be okay with the rough treatment by the alpha.

“I’m home mom!” Izuku called as he kicked off his shoes and walked into the kitchen. Inko was sitting at the kitchen table and practically jumped up when Izuku came into the room.

“Welcome home honey!” She said while fidgeting. Izuku stopped and tried to assess her state of mind, she was clearly anxious about something. In the past that had never been a good thing.

“Is everything okay?” Izuku asked concerned and then he spotted an unopened piece of mail laying on the table in front of his mother. She blanched at the worry in his voice and quickly brightened up into a genuine smile.

“Everything is fine Izuku. A letter came for you today.” Inko said with barely contained excitement that Izuku had mistaken for nerves. She quickly handed him the letter and watched with baited breath as Izuku’s confused eyes went down to read the front of it. His face went from confusion to shock to the pure excitement his mother was feeling.

“T-This is from UA.” Izuku said in disbelief. He and Bakugou hadn’t even applied yet. He tried to stem the flow of hope that came rushing into him, realizing this might just be some promotion or recruitment ad. He couldn’t leave his mother and himself in suspense anymore and ripped open the envelope.

Inside was a simple white letter, not some brochure like he had expected. His eyes started moving along the painted letters and Inko felt like she was going to faint from anticipation as she waited for her son to say something. Izuku reached the bottom of the page and landed on the two signatures at the bottom. One was an elegant scrawl of the principal of UA himself, Nedzu, and the other was the familiar hand writing of All Might.

Izuku looked up at his mother letting the hand holding the letter fall to his side. His eyes grew watery and his mouth opened and closed a couple of times. This reaction scared Inko and for the briefest of moments she feared it was some kind of letter saying he wasn’t allowed into UA.

“I’m going to UA.” Izuku said quietly with a barely held in cry. Inko jumped for joy and hugged her son tightly. He was going to reach his dreams, dreams she had thought would never come to pass when he was born. Dreams that had been threatened at every turn in his life. She couldn’t be prouder of him.

“Izuku I’m so happy for you!” Inko cried pulling back from the hug and wiping a few tears from her eyes. “But don’t you have to take the entrance exam?” she asked confused.

“I’m being let in on recommendation, b-by All Might.” Izuku said light headedly. Inko looked at him in shock, he had recounted the short encounter with the hero nearly every day to her at dinner for weeks now. Not only was he getting into the school of his dreams but his hero had acknowledged him? It was like the universe had finally aligned for him and Inko could do nothing more than cry for the blessings that were being granted on him.

After many more hugs and tears of joy, because both of them were so overwhelmed with emotion, Izuku handed the letter over to his mother and explained the rest of what it said. Apparently, All Might had been impressed by his and Bakugou’s take down of the villain and upon hearing that he was a healer talked to Recovery Girl. It was no secret that the Youthful Heroine was getting closer to retirement, that school wanted to train him as her apprentice and even offer him a hero position at the school when he completed training. It took a few hours for them to calm down from the news.

“I-I have to tell Kacchan!” Izuku suddenly realized and dug into his pocket in excitement. He pulled out his phone and was about to click the contact labelled Kacchan but he paused. He was going to get in on recommendations… But what about Bakugou? They were partners. He couldn’t just leave the other boy to face the exams on his own. He bit his bottom lip and lowered the phone. His inner conflict tearing him apart.

“What’s wrong honey?” Inko asked coming over and placing a hand on his shoulder.

“I can’t… I can’t leave Kacchan behind.” Izuku said wanting to cry again but this time from his upset state. Inko sucked in a breath, her son was so close to his dream but his big heart refused to leave his friend. She was about to say something, she didn’t know exactly what but she needed to speak up, when Izuku’s phone buzzed in his hand causing both of them to jump.

Kacchan: Hey nerd did you get a letter too?

Izuku felt the weight he had placed on his own shoulders be lifted from him. He immediately dropped the concerns he had held and quickly texted his friend back.

Deku: Yeah! I can’t believe it Kacchan! We’re getting into UA :D

Kacchan: Of course idiot. Did you think we wouldn’t?

Deku: Nah you would have creamed that exam >:D

Kacchan: Fuckin creepy that they found me without knowing my name

Deku: Oh yeah :o Well… I guess you are pretty easy to pick out from a crowd. They probs just looked through my classmates and found you in the files.

Kacchan: Still fucking creepy…

There was a pause in the conversation, Izuku was vibrating with happiness. Inko had looked at the texts with relief and went back to the kitchen to begin pulling together a meal. She wanted to do something good tonight to celebrate.

Kacchan: Im not taking the rec

Izuku blinked at that.

Deku: WHAT?! Why? ;-;

Kacchan: I don’t need some stalker alpha to get me into UA. Im getting in with my own strength. Besides I want to take the # one spot.

Izuku felt his heart swell at Bakugou’s declaration and noble pursuit. He suddenly felt like a cheater to get in on recommendation. He felt determination fall into place and puffing up his chest he texted back.

Deku: Then I’ll take it too!

Kacchan: Wtf Deku no. U got a straight shot into the hero course. Like hell ur going to risk it.

Deku: But I want to prove myself too :I

Kacchan: Going to throw away All Might’s shitty rec? I think not. Just take the rec Deku and watch me kick ass in the exam.

Deku: But don’t you want my help during the practical?

Kacchan: THINK IM TOO WEAK ON MY OWN?!!

Deku: No!!!! I just thought…We would show them our team. :(

Kacchan: The exam is scored individually. If you helped me during it you wouldn’t be able to score for ur self idiot.

Izuku nodded knowing Bakugou was probably right. He had heard in the past that the entrance practical was combat based, something he very much lacked.

Deku: …Are u sure about this?

Kacchan: Doubting ur alpha now? Yeah Deku Im sure. Take the rec. I gtg. Cya tomorrow.

Bakugou threw his phone onto his bed and felt relief wash over him. To be honest he had truly feared for Izuku in the upcoming entrance exam. He still sucked during their training but had made considerable improvements with his dodging. Izuku couldn’t really attack, and it had been weighing on him for a while now. He felt a little grateful to the number one hero for getting Izuku through to the class, and still felt weirded out by the alpha too.

Whatever he thought as he flopped down onto his covers. He raised a hand sparking off mini explosions, a sadistic grin over taking his features. He couldn’t wait for that exam.

-=-

Izuku sat ridgedly in the passenger seat of the car nerves making him feel a little sick. It was a Saturday about two weeks after receiving his later. His mother had written back giving out a formal acceptance of the recommendation sealing his fate in UA. Bakugou had berated him for thinking of rejecting the letter and they still continued training. Bakugou focused a lot more on his own quirk trying to avoid relying on Izuku’s for a power boost. Their training now consisted of Izuku trying to keep his radiance out of Bakugou’s range while Bakugou tried to land hits on him.

Izuku was actually proud that he was doing well in their fights. Maybe it was the stress of the entrance exam that had been weighing him down but now he could dodge Bakugou’s fist practically in his sleep. Which was good because Bakugou had stepped up his game in excitement for the exam. Izuku smiled at the thought and felt the nerves dissipate a little bit.

Right now he and his mother were on the way to UA itself. She had gotten a call a few nights ago inviting them to a meeting with the principal to discuss the recommendation in greater detail along with Izuku’s future. He didn’t know what to expect and he soon began fidgeting again in his seat.

“Izuku you might want to put on a little more blocker, you’re leaking.” Inko said helpfully pointing to the glove box where they kept a spare can. Izuku blushed and nodded, he was probably exuding distress far too much that it was breaking through the scent blockers. She smiled at him trying to calm him.

Izuku couldn’t feel calm though as they pulled up in front of the main campus building. He felt like hyperventilating at the sight of it and steadied his breathing as the reapplied the spray. His mother reached over grooming his hair and fixing his outfit some more before hopping out of the car. He followed suit and did breathing exercises as they entered the building.

Since it wasn’t a school day there weren’t many students. In fact they only saw a few pro hero faculty when walking with their guide to the principals office. Izuku watched them with admiration wanting to ask for autographs but he lacked any pen or paper. They quickly found themselves being let into a very nice office where Izuku set his sights on the principal of UA.

“Ah! Good morning Midoriya.” A small white animal looking person said up to him. He had a tell tale scar across his eye that made him recognizable even if his furry demeanor didn’t. Izuku paled as he realized how disheveled he looked compared to the neatly dressed principal of UA.

“Good morning s-sir!” Izuku squeaked out and immediately bowed in respect. Nedzu waved off the formality.

“I’m glad you and your mother could make it. I felt like this discussion would need to happen before you take your place in the hero course. Congratulations on the recommendation by the way!” Nedzu said cheerily. Izuku went red and stammered out a thank you as he and his mother took their seats on the comfy guest couches. Nedzu climbed up on the opposing couch and offered them some tea.

 “Now I must say I can feel your quirk from here, you must be very proud to have such an ability.” Nedzu said. “Since your quirk allows you to heal yourself and others around you it makes the perfect power for a rescue hero or even, as we said in our letter, a member of our faculty.”

Izuku nodded energetically happy to hear the principal’s assessment of his quirk. He felt so blessed to have developed it.

“I want to ask you if being a hero is the course you truly want to take. This school stands to support young upcoming heroes but it also supports other students seeking other fields. I did not want to pressure you onto a path you do not wish for.” Nedzu said seriously to which Izuku immediately jumped in.

“Of course I want to be a hero sir! Its what I’ve always wanted to be!” Izuku spilled out, his honest answer and excited eyes told the principal as much.

“That’s good to hear then!” the principal said taking a sip of tea and then placing the cup back down smiling at Izuku and his mother. “Now this may be a bit forward but would you like to start training with Recovery Girl soon? There’s a lot of knowledge one must gain when dealing with wounded people who are in the need of help the most.”

Izuku sat back shocked by what the principal was asking. They wanted to start training him even before the first day of classes. The biggest smile wormed its way onto his lips.

“I would be honored to start studying as soon as possible. The sooner I begin training the sooner I can start helping people.” Izuku said green eyes meeting the principal’s black ones with a fortitude that stood strong. Nedzu nodded at this, in his head he could see the resolve the young boy had, he had no doubts Midoriya would become a great hero.

“Well then I believe your mother brought some papers for the school registries?” Nedzu said clapping his paws together to break the heart warming moment. Inko nodded shuffling in her bag to bring them out. “If you would follow my secretary Mrs. Midoriya, she will file those for you and likely need to ask a few follow up questions and consent forms.”

Inko got up bowing to the beta principal and Izuku shifted to follow her assuming this was their dismissal.

“If you would Midoriya, stay here while your mother deals with the paper work. I’d like to explain about your duties while training with Recovery Girl.” Nedzu said stopping Izuku’s progress. Izuku nodded eagerly and sat back down. Inko gave him an uncertain glance before walking out with the waiting secretary. When the door clicked shut Nedzu elaborated a bit more.

“Recovery Girl has many duties in the school and as a hero. However, there is something we believe you would be able to help with.” He said. “Tell me, are you good at keeping secrets Midoriya?”

Izuku was at a loss for words. Secrets? Like doctor patient confidentiality? He suddenly felt like he was a toddler again and his mother was asking him to keep things hidden again making his gut twist. His smile faded a bit and he was about to ask what he meant by that when a knock came at the door.

“Ah sorry I’m late! Had a bit of an incident on the way over.” A blonde skeleton man said coming into the room.

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Izuku watched uncertainly as the strange man settled in next to the principal. He had no idea who the newcomer was, he didn’t recognize him as a hero. The alpha’s scent wafted over to him and it rang a bell in the back of his head but the scent was faint, almost as if worn thin, too hard to really pin point. He looked to the principal to see if they were safe to continue the conversation.

“Well you couldn’t have had better timing actually. It seems a hero really does arrive just in time.” Nedzu commented making the skeletal man tense up. Izuku looked back and forth between still unable to connect the dots. “Tell me do you recognize this man?”

“I can’t say he looks all that familiar.” Izuku said wondering if he had somehow missed this hero’s debut. He racked his brain for information, he was sure he was up to date on all the active ones. Maybe this guy was in retirement? He did look a bit weak.

“Hmm.” Nedzu said in thought trying to figure out the best way to break the news. “Please allow my associate to use your quirk for a moment. I’m willing to bet you will realize his identity after that.”

Izuku hesitantly nodded permission and scooted a bit more towards the blonde man to get him in range. The usual look of empowerment washed into the mans blue eyes, as it did with most people who felt his quirk. Suddenly his body and feature blew up increasing his size and taking the form of someone Izuku had watched since childhood. All Might sat a bit hunched over on the small couch and flashed a smile giving off a bit of an awkward sounding laugh at Izuku’s blank expression.

“Its nice to see you again young Midoriya.” He said in his usual voice. Izuku rubbed his eyes, maybe he had just hallucinated the first part?

“A-All Might! I don’t understand, what just happened? Why did you look like that before? You are All Might aren’t you?” Izuku started spewing questions shock never leaving his face. All Might held up a hand to silence the remaining questions that threatened to fall from Izuku’s lips, his aura suddenly dampening as he prepared to spill his secret to the boy.

“As you know in a hero’s line of work we risk our lives daily for the good of the people.” He began. “The form you saw earlier is my true form, this one is kind like flexing and puffing up my chest. Only it has become increasingly harder to maintain this form and the power I wield when in it. Thanks to this.”

All Might pulled up his shirt showing a grisly scar making Izuku gasp. Even if it appeared to have healed by now the patterns of carnage still echoed across his skin and muscles. Izuku felt a little sick just imagining what kind of wound could leave such an imprint and what could have caused it.

“I got this about five years ago fighting an opponent you likely never heard of and hopefully will never hear of.” All Might explained sullenly.

“But we think with your help you might be able to provide All Might with extra time and energy that the wound tends to destroy.” Nedzu interjected trying to lighten the atmosphere. Izuku broke out of his shock finally and looked down to the ground biting his lip.

“So, for the past five years, you’ve been hurt and have been doing hero work despite this weakness?...” Izuku asked.

“Yes.” All Might said a slight downward tug on the corners of his smile. Izuku was looking at the ground hair covering his expression from the two observers. After a moment he looked back up at them, eyes slightly watery but a tentative smile on his lips.

“Helping people even when your putting yourself in danger…That’s what a hero does right? All Might. You really are the coolest hero.” Izuku said admiring his commitment to his hero service. All Might sucked in a breath at that, this boy knew exactly what to say to pull at his heart. Though the tears were a bit over kill.

“I must ask that you keep this secret Midoriya, for my sake as well as the sake of the citizens.” All Might said.

“Of course! I won’t tell a soul! After all doctors don’t tell on their patients.” Izuku said wiping his eyes and sitting up straight again.

“Don’t get a head of yourself, you have lots of training to go through before you bare a title like doctor or hero.” Nedzu said chuckling. “But it will be a pleasure working with you, Midoriya.”

-=-

After that meeting where Izuku added a new secret to the pile he met with Recovery Girl who greeted him and introduced him to the school’s infirmary. He started shadowing her the next week after his middle school classes ended. He mostly stuck close to the beta woman while she worked with students who were already attending UA. It surprised and disturbed Izuku at the amount and magnitude of injuries that filtered in. Anything from common stomach aches to broken and twisted limbs.

He was slightly queasy at the sight of the injuries but the look of pain of peoples faces made him push past it. Soon he didn’t even mind the wounds and loved to see peoples faces relax as the pain faded away. He was lucky, as a medical personnel he was required to wear scent blockers so that they wouldn’t disturb patients. So now at least he had an excuse to apply it when in another person’s presence.

The first time a student had come in with a cut from a training session Izuku thought he would just stand near them and heal it up. He got whacked on his head by Recovery Girl’s cane for that. She thoroughly told him off for trying to heal without first cleaning and disinfecting the wound. She explained that even if it closed up containments might get stuck under the skin making their condition even worse. Izuku paled at the thought of all the times he had healed himself and Bakugou. He could have caused a lot of damage in the past.

But he was a quick learner and soon Recovery Girl was letting him take care of minor wounds and complaints. Izuku met with All Might everyday to simply sit and talk letting the hero soak in his quirk’s power. He voiced his concerns about his friend Bakugou during those times. With all the hours spent with Recovery Girl Izuku had no time to train with the other boy let alone hang out. The most they did with each other was text at night and talk during school hours.

Bakugou was thoroughly displeased at Izuku’s absence. He constantly complained about Izuku hanging around “that fucking stalker” referring to All Might. If he was sticking closer to Izuku than before or finding excuses to have physical contact Izuku made no comment of it. He was actually, and a little guiltily, happy with the alpha’s attempts to keep him closer.

-=-

Day of the entrance exam.

Deku: Good luck Kacchan! <3

Kacchan: Luck is 4 losers Deku. I have skill its wat separates the pros from the trash. And quit with that heart shit.

Deku: Ha. Nervous?

Kacchan: Fucker I have nerves of steel. The only thing to b scared of in this exam is txting u rn.

Deku: Lol. I’ll remember that next time u try to turn down a horror film. ;D

Kacchan: Stfu. Im headed in rn. Ttyl when I demolish these extras.

Deku: Do ur best! <3

Kacchan: Tf did I just say Deku?!

Deku: </3

Unsurprisingly, Bakugou placed first in the entrance exam keeping him as an alpha of his word. Thus started their careers as students in the hero course. The night after the exam they hung out together at Izuku’s home.

He made them watch a horror movie.

Mysteriously when Izuku left to get some more popcorn the TV spontaneously combusted.

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Izuku sprayed on the scent blocker for good measure before setting it back in its cabinet. He was in the infirmary of UA preparing to leave for his first day of class. Recovery Girl liked for him to check in with her before he went to class so she would know he was there if she needed assistance. She had also given him a pager to place on his pants so that she could signal if she wanted him to come to the infirmary.

He wanted to get going as soon as possible so he could get a seat next to Bakugou. With luck he and Bakugou ended up in the same hero class. Izuku was grateful for that, he was a little nervous to be sitting in a room literally filled with alphas for hours. But if Bakugou was there then there was nothing to worry about. He smiled at the thought of the alpha and slid out of the infirmary and down the hall.

He stopped in front of the big door to class 1-A. This was it, he was really here at UA with Bakugou, they were both going to become heroes. His mother had waved him off with happy tears, he couldn’t wait for the day when he could tell his father that he had made it. A familiar raised voice came from inside snapping him from his thoughts and making him grin. Of course Bakugou had already beaten him here, he was too good of a student to not arrive early.

“…And respect the property the school has so graciously provided to the students!” a stern voice said as Izuku entered the room. Immediately he was engulfed by the overwhelming alpha presence but he picked out one scent happily and followed its direction with his head to where he spotted the blonde alpha with his feet kicked up on a desk. The was an odd firm alpha that appeared to be lecturing him, the poor blue haired boy didn’t realize Bakugou didn’t care.

“Kacchan!” Izuku said cheerily making many in the room turn to see him. They had barely registered he had entered from his lack of scent. Izuku quickly bounced over to his friend who appeared to be even more agitated than usual at the stiff boy who refused to back down from his position.

To the horror of everyone in the room, the small green haired bouncy boy went straight to the monstrous alpha. Many had witnessed Bakugou’s rampage during the exam, the thought of such a scary alpha being near the oblivious beta boy scared them. But Izuku didn’t notice their looks or the fact that they had all gone silent to watch the exchange with baited breath.

“Shut it and sit there Deku.” Bakugou said pointing with his thumb over his shoulder to the seat behind him. Izuku’s smile grew wider and he happily complied slipping past the shocked glasses boy and taking his seat. Bakugou had saved him a seat, what a good friend. It also just happened to be close to a window so Izuku could get fresh air if the scents in the room started to bother him. Whether Bakugou had planned that or not Izuku wasn’t sure.

Curiously the other seats closest to the blonde were empty like people were weary of approaching Bakugou’s area. Izuku had a rough idea of why, Bakugou had told him about the exam and he had thought the details had been exaggerated. From their classmates unease though perhaps Bakugou had told it more accurately than he had assumed.

 “Kacchan put your feet down. Don’t want to get in trouble on the first day right?” Izuku said leaning forward over the desk towards Bakugou.

“I thought I told you to shut it.” Bakugou growled at him without turning around. Although he did slowly shift and take his legs off the desk while Izuku sat back happy with the situation. “What the fuck are you staring at Four Eyes?!”

Iida stood still in shock at the way the beta had just waltz into the alpha’s territory and even seemed to be able to influence the explosive blonde. The entire class had given him a wide berth and a few students were milling about not wanting to take the remaining seats near him. That combined with the sudden feeling he had gotten as the boy brushed past him was a huge mystery. Iida quickly assessed the situation and ignored Bakugou in favor of going up to Izuku’s desk. It was clear if he was going to make headway with the alpha it would be through this beta.

“Hello! I am Iida Tenya and I look forward to working with you as students pursuing the same goals!” Iida said boisterously. Izuku’s eyes lit up as he realized the boy was introducing himself in an attempt to become friends. Iida seemed a to be a rule follower from what Izuku could tell, an air of authority in him that wasn’t just the alpha aura.

“Hi I’m-“ Izuku began only to jump as a hand slammed down on his desk.

“Hey Four Eyes what the fuck did I just say about leaving? Your ears as bad as your eyes or something?” Bakugou snarled suddenly letting off dominating pheromones.

“Bakugou that language is inappropriate for a student aiming to be a hero.” Iida said. “Watch your profanity.” He was letting off his alpha scent as well, chest puffing up again as the two alphas began a staring contest. Izuku was getting light headed as the air filled around him, looking down at his desk instinctively at the display.

The moment was broken when the door to the room slid open again and a disturbing sleeping bag wormed its way across the floor. All eyes snapped to it and watched as it slunk its way to the middle of the front of the room. Iida quickly retreated from the silent battle to his own seat on the other side of the room. He took his seat as the bag rose up and unzipped revealing their homeroom teacher.

“Quiet down and listen up. I’m your teacher Aizawa. Now for our first day we will be doing a physical assessment.” He clicked a button on the remote in his hand and shelves came out of the wall. “Hurry up and grab your gym clothes. Meet me out on the practice field in ten minutes.”

Everyone blinked at the shortest introduction they had ever heard as they watched Aizawa walk out of the room. Then there was a flurry of movement as everyone scrambled to grab their clothes and go change. Bakugou was one of the quickest retrieving his and Izuku’s gym clothes before it became too crowded.

“Thanks.” Izuku said thankful the alpha had thought to get his so he wouldn’t have to delve into the group of alphas. Bakugou grunted in return and together they made their way to the locker rooms. Bakugou was all too aware of Izuku’s scentless presence as they shuffled towards the locker room doors. He stopped short of the door and instead veered off course to a nearby restroom. Izuku continued to the locker room door intending to go in and assuming Bakugou had to relieve himself.

“Deku.” Bakugou growled grabbing his attention as he rested his hand on the door. Bakugou was giving him a glare but Izuku had learned long ago to interpret the small details of his glares to find out the real emotion behind them. The slightly more furrowed brow indicated he was annoyed and concerned. “Go change in one of the stalls in here.”

Izuku tilted his head a bit confused at the command before he linked it all together. The alpha was concerned about an omega changing in front of all those other alphas. His face went tomato red and he averted his eyes in embarrassment nodding to Bakugou’s suggestion. During gym in middle school Bakugou would hide him behind lockers and guard him from sight of the mostly beta class. Here, there were many alphas and if Iida was any indication from earlier Bakugou’s posturing wouldn’t scare them off. He shuffled past Bakugou into the restroom and locked the stall behind him quickly changing.

“This teacher seems like he’s going to be a pain in the ass. What the fuck was with that shitty greeting?” Bakugou said as he loomed at the entrance of the restroom ready to chase off anyone that might enter.

“From the few times I’ve met him he’s been blunt and apathetic. He doesn’t exactly give off a friendly vibe.” Izuku said from his stall as he zipped up his suit. Thinking of the hero during the times he had come to recover girl with minor injuries from working missions. He certainly hadn’t been talkative at the time so he didn’t really know what to expect from their homeroom teacher.

“Whatever. At least he’s getting straight to it. None of the usual bullshit schools waste time doing on first days. I can get behind him on that at least.” Bakugou said smirking and getting himself hyped as Izuku left the stall dressed and ready to go. They left the restroom and Bakugou entered the locker room giving a gruff demand for Izuku to wait outside the door. Izuku rolled his eyes and leaned against the wall already sure that Bakugou wanted to scope out the competition before the assessment.

The door opened next to him and a strange dual haired boy came walking out. He paused in his exit though, and Izuku realized he was in range of his quirk and politely scooted away to not leave the other boy under its influence. He knew people felt better when they felt his quirk but he didn’t want to use it on someone who hadn’t asked. The other boy turned to look at him with a stoic glance. Izuku gave a tentative smile at the alpha and averted his eyes feeling awkward at prolonged eye contact. The other boy simply stared back at him expressionless and then promptly left without a word.

Izuku let out a breath he didn’t realize he had been holding. For some reason that alpha had seemed really intimidating. Izuku was also put off at the fact that it was a little rude to say nothing. Then again he hadn’t exactly spoken up either. He was trying to figure out the social etiquette of that moment in his mumbling when Bakugou emerged to find him in that state.

“Deku you’re muttering again.” Bakugou growled before leading the way out of the hall. Izuku immediately closed his mouth and followed behind the blonde alpha, the same way he had done for years. They made it out onto the field on time, Bakugou stood off to the side a little away from the class with Izuku at his side. He planned to keep Izuku’s boost out of their range.

-=-

Izuku heaved another breath as he finally was allowed to sit back and rest after finishing the last test. He was shaking but it was more from worry about the results of the test. Aizawa had seemed completely serious when he had said the last place student would be dropped from the course. It had been a bomb shell dropped on the unsuspecting students and now everyone had given tooth and nail to place anywhere but last. When he had announced it he also made Izuku go stand alone away from the other students so that his quirk didn’t interfere with the results of others.

Izuku stood up putting his hands on his hips, he could feel his energy replenishing from his quirk already. At least with it he had more stamina than most of his classmates and combined with the strength he had gained when training with Bakugou he had done pretty decently on the tests. Even with the little edge his quirk had given him many of the students had gotten at least one crazy score during a test, he just held an above average physical fitness for each. That made him worry.

“Alright let’s see how things have turned out.” Aizawa called and students went to surround him. Bakugou came up beside Izuku, he had been steaming since Aizawa made him leave Izuku’s side.

“I’m worried Kacchan.” Izuku said feeling his eyes go a little watery as he thought that he might fail and ruin his and Bakugou’s dream.

“Why? You did better than most of these dipshits.” Bakugou said looking forward and waiting for the teacher as he clicked for a hologram to turn on. With every name Izuku scanned his heart beat faster, slowly going down the list before resting on his own name. “See what did I tell you?” Bakugou said.

Izuku felt like he just dropped a ten million pound weight off his chest. He had place 16th, far from the final place. A wail came from their left and both looked over to see a short kid with strange purple balls on his head crying and instantly complaining that this was unfair or rigged. The kid was immediately wrapped in Aizawa’s strange scarf so that he would shut up.

“Good work today, class dismissed. Let today be a lesson to you that being a hero means giving it your all at everything you do. You should also remember that this occupation is brutal and making it big will mean that you have to out do your colleagues. Ambition, competition, and standing your ground will be what defines your success. See most of you in class tomorrow.” Aizawa said releasing the still crying boy and immediately left the students on the field.

“Damn that’s just cold.” A red haired boy said rubbing the back of his head and going over to offer the grape headed one some help while everyone else slowly dispersed. Bakugou growled and walked up to the hologram to inspect the listing closer and probably memorize the placement of people. Izuku was about to join him but a hand fell onto his shoulder stopping him.

“We were interrupted earlier so allow me to reintroduce myself properly.” Iida said as Izuku turned around. Izuku brightened at that, he had felt left out for having been isolated during most of their first day of class. The alpha before him might seem a little strict but he was making an effort to be his friend. Izuku couldn’t be happier. “I’m Iida Tenya, a pleasure to make your acquaintance…?”

“Midoriya Izuku, and the pleasure is all mine!” Izuku said turning and shaking the broad chested alpha’s hand energetically, the fatigue he had a moment ago already long forgotten. He could see his new friend also regaining energy just by standing near him and he smiled at being able to help.

“Ah, hello there!” a small voice called out and a girl’s head popped into view from behind Iida. Pretty brown hair and eyes and a bubbly disposition, she also had a beta scent. Izuku hadn’t noticed there was a beta in the class, she sat on the other side of the classroom and her scent was drowned out by the many alphas between them.

“Hi.” Izuku said smiling sheepishly at her and giving a friendly wave towards her. She seemed encouraged by this and bounced up to introduce herself too.

“I’m Uraraka Ochako. You have no idea how relieved I was that there was another beta in the class.” Uraraka said joining their triad.

“Ha, is it that obvious?” Izuku said awkwardly shifting his eyes away. Even if he had to keep secrets, he didn’t like lying to people.

“You can tell just by the way you hold yourself. You have the beta butt walk.” Uraraka said winking at him making his face heat up. “What’s with your scent though?”

“Oh! I have to wear scent blockers when I’m helping Recovery Girl. My quirk heals people so I’m training under her for that kind of knowledge.” Izuku explained blushing a bit more by their surprise.

“Wow! Your quirk is really cool, I can feel its effects already!” Uraraka said stretching and sighing in comfort at the feeling of the day melting away from her tired limbs.

“I must profess I’m jealous at you initiative. You are already in serious training with a well respected hero. Truly a promising beginning that I need to catch up to.” Iida said complimenting Izuku. Izuku shuffled, he wasn’t used to talking to people and receiving compliments so genuine. He gave a big embarrassed smile at the comment. These guys seemed to be nice and he happily chatted with them some more before eventually being dragged away by Bakugou.

They walked home together that day, Bakugou was ranting about the fact that he hadn’t placed first. Izuku hummed and listened to the angry snarls, they had become a comforting background noise to him over the years. Their first day at UA had come to an end, it had gone well though Izuku worried for them with such a crazy homeroom teacher. He would have to make sure Bakugou didn’t do anything too bad to get himself kicked out.

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Izuku sat on the couch in the living room watching an interview of Best Jeanist while vaguely and mindlessly writing a history paper due in a few days. So far his time in the class had been great, he even managed to become friendly with many people despite Bakugou’s constant effort to repel people. A lot of that was do to Iida’s dedication to become closer to his peers and Kirishima’s laid back attitude that diffused any situation Bakugou got them into. After a few days they seemed to reach a balance and Bakugou now grudgingly accepted the two other alpha presences around Izuku.

Uraraka was a lot of fun to hang out with for Izuku. He occasionally made it out of the alpha’s hearing range and the two of them would let off some steam and rant about the constant alpha pressure in the class. Having her around calmed his nerves. Izuku finished the last paragraph about omegan ‘pet’ keeping hundreds of years ago just as the phone rang. He immediately jumped to his feet and ran to grab it already knowing who it was.

“Hey Dad.” Izuku said his smile very much translated in his voice.

“Hey squirt, how have you been doing? High school should have started for you by now right?” Hisashi asked wiping a bit of blood from his hand. He never missed his weekly call to his family, and he wasn’t going to let his job get in the way. Besides he could handle it with one hand.

“Been doing good. Kacchan started to loosen up and I’ve made a lot of friends. You wouldn’t believe how much homework they can assign to us on the first week. Then again I think I have the scariest homeroom teacher ever..” Izuku continued to ramble on about life at home. Hisashi pressed the phone against his chest to muffle the sound of his fire being used. A scream sounded in front of him and an alarm started to go off. He pressed the phone back to his ear.

“…and its still probably the best school ever especially the food. Hey is everything ok on your end? I think I can hear an alarm or something.” Izuku said with concern. His Dad was working in a plant overseas right now, he didn’t want to distract him if it was dangerous.

“Ah that’s just a signal dismissing us for lunch.” Hisashi said shrugging it off and then pressing the phone again while he aimed a blast of fire from his throat at the offending thing. Its cries slowly died as the machine melted. He brought the phone back up, “Your school sounds great. Is your mom doing ok on money? It sounds a little expensive, tell her I can send you guys more if you need it.”

“Don’t worry about it! I kind of got in on a scholarship…” Izuku said sheepishly, UA had suspended tuition payments for him because of his recommendation. He wondered when he could tell his dad about his quirk and what school he was going to. His mother still insisted on keeping it a secret. Maybe he could save it as a surprise for when his dad came home.

“That’s great Izuku, I always knew you were going to be a sharp one.” Hisashi said. He was enjoying hearing his son’s voice full of happiness, it was one of the reasons he had this job. The other reason was the satisfactory feeling he got when he felt the crunch of a guys nose under his kick while the man had been shaking on the ground from his burns. “So how is your mom doing?”

“You know mom, always a worry wart. She’s been making me apply double layers of the blockers in the mornings now since there’s a lot of alphas in my class. She’s over at Kacchan’s place right now hanging out with Mrs. Bakugou. Sorry Dad I should have reminded her today was your call in day.” Izuku said awkwardly. His mom had avoided the last call too, Izuku knew there was rocky relationship between them. He just hoped it would be fixed when his dad came home. It must just be the stress of having her husband far away.

“Don’t worry about it kiddo, just give her a kiss for me when she comes home.” Hisashi said while he raided a computer for the files he was looking for. Plugging in a USB he searched for the right documents smiling when it popped up on the screen. He quickly downloaded it and then uploaded a horrid virus to the computer effectively trashing the database.

“Dad?” Izuku asked hesitantly on the other end of the phone. Hisashi paused in his work listening carefully. His son rarely asked for things but from the tone he was about to. “When are you coming home? It’ll be soon right?”

Hisashi stood up straight, Izuku had stopped asking that question a few years ago. To hear it again warmed Hisashi’s heart knowing his son was missing him. However it also poked at the more cold and analytical part of his mind. Something had to have changed for Izuku to be asking this all of a sudden, that and the fact that Inko was avoiding him. But he put the thoughts to the side for now. He vaguely heard sirens in the distance, he needed to wrap things up.

“As long as things go well here, I’ll be home in a few months.” Hisashi said a faint smile gracing his lips. Just a few more and he would be home to taste Inko’s cooking again. Izuku’s breath rhythm changed on the phone telling Hisashi that Izuku wore a smile mirroring his own.

“Good. There are a few things I want to tell you more about Dad. I think you’ll be proud of how I’ve grown.” Izuku said. Again the foreboding feeling tugged at Hisashi’s mind but he kept it in check listening to Izuku’s genuine desire to have him home.

“Well I hope your not still a cry baby, even omega’s grow out of that I hope.” Hisashi said chuckling as he pictured Izuku’s nearly always watery eyes when he had been a toddler. Izuku felt his face heat up, he was still a pretty emotional person. “Alright I got to go, the guys are headed out to eat right now. Be safe Izuku.”

“You too Dad. Talk to you next week.” Izuku said and all too soon Hisashi was left without that loving voice again. He sighed, cracked his neck, and then stow away the USB turning to the doors of the building he was in. Blue and red lights flashed outside, he even spotted a few hero costumes making an appearance. He had lingered too long here, things were going to get messy.

Izuku hung up the phone feeling giddy. His father had said he’d be home in a few months. He couldn’t wait, it would be the perfect time to reveal to his dad about his quirk and school. This left him plenty of time to get better at quirk control and to really develop into a hero, or at least the beginning of the hero he wanted to be. He couldn’t wait to tell his mom the good news.

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Inko came home humming to herself. Mitsuki was a friend that could make the world melt away and make her stop worrying. She had been going over to her friend every time she expected Hisashi to call for weeks now. Inko didn’t want to hear his voice or be reminded of the man that her son still talked about in a loving way. She really needed to tell him the truth, she just didn’t want to do that to him yet.

“I’m home Izuku!” Inko called as she closed the apartment door behind herself. She heard her son scramble a little, no doubt having been enthralled in some video of a hero or studying some medical book Recovery Girl was making him read.

“Welcome back mom! How were the Bakugou’s?” Izuku asked poking his head into the hall while she kicked off her shoes coming inside.

“They were doing good. Actually they invited us over for dinner tonight.” Inko stated absentmindedly as she looked for the book she had been reading earlier that day.

“Sweet! I need Kacchan’s help with this math problem anyway.” Izuku said. The alpha was pretty good at math, he had to be when calculating trajectory with his explosions. He hadn’t hung out at Bakugou’s place in a while, it would be fun. Izuku paused in the doorway to the living room watching as his mother found her book. “Dad called today.”

“Ah sorry I forgot! Did you give him lots of love for me?” Inko said facing away from Izuku so that he couldn’t see the slight wince when she said these words. Both she and Izuku wore their emotions of their sleeves, it made it all the harder to hide things from him.

“Uh, yeah. He said he loves you too. But mom guess what?” Izuku said getting a little excited. Inko felt herself pale, her son was excited after talking to his father. They couldn’t be good news for Inko.

“What is it Izuku?” She said trying to keep the fright from her voice.

“He said he’ll be coming home soon. Like in a few months.” Izuku said smiling happily while Inko felt dread consume her.

-=-

“That was delicious Mrs. Bakugou!” Izuku said as he gathered up his plate to take to the kitchen. They had come for dinner and Izuku would never say aloud that her cooking wasn’t the best. In fact a few things seemed to have been burnt but he had eaten it all anyway.

“What have I said about this ‘Mrs.’ Crap? Call me Aunt Mitsuki or something.” Mitsuki said giving a light smack on Izuku’s head. Ever since he was a kid he insisted on calling her in a more formal matter until she corrected him during that conversation. He always went back to the formal way their next meeting.

“Sorry Aunty.” Izuku said rubbing the back of his head in feigned pain. Mitsuki huffed approval while Bakugou came walking back into the kitchen in a black tank and grey sweats. Everyone was dressed pretty lazily in the house, even Izuku who was wearing a green hoody with black basketball shorts.

“Hey Kacchan…Want to play some games?” Izuku said as he dropped off his dishes and turned to the alpha. Bakugou growled in annoyance, fake annoyance but he wasn’t going to show that to the omega. He read the context of the question, what Izuku was really asking for was permission to go to his room and nest for a little while.

“Sure.” Bakugou said watching Izuku brighten as he quickly made his way past the alpha and disappearing upstairs. Mitsuki chuckled when she saw Bakugou’s eyes lingering after Izuku. Bakugou’s attention snapped to the sound of mockery and he growled at her. She just chuckled again before turning to the dishes. “What are you laughing at Hag?”

“Oh nothing. Why don’t you go make sure Izuku doesn’t mess up your room?” Mitsuki said pointing out the obvious encroachment on his territory that he didn’t seem bothered by. Bakugou growled again before turning to leave as Inko made her way into the kitchen. When Inko heard Bakugou’s steps fade away upstairs she came up next to Mitsuki and began to help with the dishes.

“Go ahead and spill it.” Mitsuki said with impatience. She had just relaxed the beta this morning but when Inko had come back she seemed even more wound up than usual. Inko tensed a bit before resigning to the idea of getting it off her chest.

“Hisashi called today and told Izuku he would be coming home.” Inko said getting straight to the point like Mitsuki often told her to. Mitsuki studied Inko’s face at this, during their time together Inko had divulged more and more to Mitsuki. Inko was just really lonely and having someone to lean on was the best thing ever. However, it didn’t mean she told Mitsuki the whole truth.

“So are you worried about what he will do when he gets out of jail?” Mitsuki asked. Inko had told her the man was in jail for robbery and called weekly to check in with the family. Mitsuki had also observed Inko closely over the years, she was a terrible liar.

“Yes. He’s been gone for so long, I guess I started to hope he would just remain a voice on the other side of the phone.” Inko said keeping her eyes down at the soap bubbles. Mitsuki didn’t know the details or why Inko lied to her but she did know Inko was never worried without reason.

“If you don’t want him in your home then just tell him. I’m sure you could get police protection if you really do feel worried.” Mitsuki said encouraging her friend to seek help. Whatever Inko was fearing the law could help her but Inko automatically shook her head no seemingly horrified at the idea. “Well then maybe you should just cut off contact with him. Though if you do that it would only make an alpha mad…”

“You’re right. It would make him mad…” Inko said fear in her voice but some kind of determination filtering into her eyes. Mitsuki hadn’t seen this strength in a while. “If I do I’ll need to move too. Maybe we can just avoid him.”

Mitsuki watched as the gears turned in Inko’s head. She didn’t understand what her friend was going through but she knew something needed to change. Maybe a move would be for the better. She just wondered what Inko would tell Izuku.

-=-

Bakugou stomped up to his room and slammed the door shut for good measure. Who did the Old Hag think she was giving him those stupid ‘knowing’ looks? His palms sparked a little in his agitation as he turned to look at his room. As expected Izuku’s head start was enough to ruin his bed. Already Izuku had arranged pillows, the blanket, and a few discarded clothing items into a roughly circular shape on his bed. A smaller All Might blanket was wrapped around the little omega as he adjusted one of the pillows into a pointless and perfect position.

Bakugou couldn’t remember when Izuku had started nesting when he came to his house. But he felt his chest swell a little at the sight of the contented omega on his bed. Fluffy green hair bouncing as Izuku turned those stupidly big forest green eyes to him. The smile on the omega’s face making the freckles shine just a bit more in Bakugou’s vision. Fuck why was he so cute…

“What game do you want to play today Kacchan?” Izuku asked. He said it so innocently while sitting on Bakugou’s bed. The idiot didn’t realize how that sounded to the alpha. Bakugou turned to grab his laptop and willed the blush that had certainly crept onto his face to go away. He sat on the edge of the bed outside of the nest and Izuku crawled forward to be next to him while still being inside the nest.

“I dunno, I’ll play some battle royale or something to blow the heads off some noobs.” Bakugou said involuntarily trying to catch the scent of the omega as Izuku leaned over to see the screen. He felt disappointed at the lack of scent, it was one of the reasons he insisted they hang out at Izuku’s place more than his. Izuku’s apartment had his omegan scent lingering everywhere, it was the one place Bakugou got to enjoy it since Izuku wore blockers everywhere else.

“Woah you’re on a good kill streak tonight.” Izuku said in awe as Bakugou killed his seventh opponent in a row. He felt pride rush through his veins at the omega’s compliment and soon the game spouted a victory sequence letting Bakugou know he had beaten the entire server. He turned a cocky smirk to the omega and Izuku returned it, impressed by Bakugou’s skill in the game. “Kacchan that was awesome.”

-=-

The class was just let off from history class by Aizawa when the door slid open and a booming voice resonated through the room. Izuku smiled at the sound, his recharge session with All Might that morning had worked him up quite a bit, the hero seemed more pumped up than usual. Everyone in the room was excited about having the number one hero as their teacher and they started chattering to each other. Aizawa stood looking as dead as usual and simply left the class to All Might’s animated teaching.

“Today we're doing mock battles!” All Might announced making Bakugou sit up and his palms start smoking. Bakugou had started to lose hope in this school from the lack of battle training. His hopes were now raised again and he grinned sadistically. “And if you’re going to fight you better look cool doing it!”

A click had their clothing lockers coming out of the wall. When students opened them they found their hero costumes ready to go. Izuku blushed at his own, he had originally designed a costume after All Might but forgot to submit it. Now he was left with what Recovery Girl had decided for him. It was the same kind of body suit but it lacked the hood and was colored red and white. On the back there was a medical Rod of Asclepius in red with the wings of the symbol sticking out from the costume. He also had a medic satchel packed with plenty of supplies he would need out in the field.

He changed in the restroom again with Bakugou blocking the door. It was now a routine, one he hoped his classmates wouldn’t ask about. He emerged from his stall and he could have sworn he saw Bakugou’s cheeks grow red before the alpha quickly turned away from him. Izuku looked in the mirror to see the little red wings of his costume poking out from behind his shoulders. This was overly cute, not as cool as he had hoped he would be when he donned a hero costume.

“Kacchan this feels silly.” Izuku said blushing at himself in the mirror. Bakugou grunted agreement, looking at Izuku over his shoulder. He turned even redder unsure of what to do with the costume.

“You look fine.” Bakugou grumbled under his breath almost too quiet for Izuku to catch. Izuku perked up a little at that, happy that the alpha was trying to make him feel better.

They left the bathroom and Izuku waited outside of the locker room for Bakugou to change. When Bakugou came out next Izuku couldn’t help but stare at the alpha’s look. The costume truly expressed the boy accenting in orange like his explosions and he had grenade like gauntlets on his arms. He looked bad ass and Izuku couldn’t help but be envious. Bakugou basked in Izuku’s attention, smirking as Izuku’s eyes roamed over him obviously enthralled in the alpha’s new look.

“Kacchan you look so cool!” Izuku said finally snapping out of his reverence and coming up to the alpha.

“Yeah he does! Though all the black kind of gives off a villainy vibe dude.” Kirishima coming out of the locker room and adjusting the straps that were on his shoulders. Izuku’s face heated a little at the bare-chested alpha’s entrance to the conversation while Bakugou turned to tell him off.

“Shut it Shitty Hair.” Bakugou said immediately annoyed that the moment with Izuku was ruined by the other alpha’s entrance. Kirishima chuckled and made his way down the hall in the direction where the mock battles would take place. Bakugou growled at Kirishima’s back and he and Izuku followed him.

They made it out onto the artificially built street and city. Bakugou recognized the area as the same from the entrance exam while Izuku looked around curiously.

“Deku you look adorable in that costume!” Uraraka came up to the group with Iida close on her heels. Izuku took in Uraraka’s costume as well, it was little tight fitting to say the least and he averted his eyes before thoughts could form in his head.

“You look cute too Uraraka.” Izuku stuttered out and Bakugou became agitated next to him. He didn’t like this beta girl one bit. She constantly ogled Izuku with her eyes, even stole Bakugou’s nick name for Izuku. He itched to put her in her place but every time he tried both Izuku and Iida would snap at him about manners.

“I think they made my costume too tight its embarrassing.” Uraraka said blushing and pulling a little at the material. Before they could continue the conversation All Might called for their attention and explained the exercise. Everyone would be split into teams of hero and villain duos, they had capture tape to take out the other team and they needed to get the bomb before the timer ran out. When he asked for questions a tall girl with dark hair and a rather revealing shirt rose her hand.

“Sir how will you divide teams up? Also with Mr. Aizawa’s expulsion of a student we are at an odd number, will there be a team of three and how would you propose to balance that situation?” She questioned quick and to the point. All Might paused at that observation having forgotten that the class was down by one thanks to his colleagues cold assessment.

“Ah right you are young lady! Let’s see…” He hummed trying to figure out what the best fix for this would be. His eyes roamed over the promising heroes before settling on a mass of green hair. “How about this class, I’ll have young Midoriya be a third member of a hero team. His quirk will boost the hero’s quirks but I’ll also halve the time for his team.”

People mumbled unsure about the set up. Izuku wasn’t so sure about it either. His quirk would give a hero duo quite a boost, even with the time halved would it be enough to deal with a three on two fight?

“Just keep in mind that if a villain gets close enough they can benefit from his quirk too!” All Might said trying to ease the seemingly negative response to his suggestion. Some people looked a little more enthusiastic about it and grumbles of agreement came from the crowd. “Its settled then. Midoriya I’ll send you with the first hero team that comes up. Now lets do a random draw for teams!”

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 “This is bullshit!” Bakugou seethed while standing next to Iida. He should have been paired up with Izuku, now he had to play the villain with Goody Two-Shoes. He glared over at the hero team he would be facing. Izuku was standing with that annoying beta who was bouncing around happily holding Izuku’s hands. Seeing the contact between the two only made him angrier.

“Calm down Bakugou. We need to come up with a plan.” Iida said trying to get Bakugou to compose himself. Bakugou felt his eye twitch, did the alpha next to him just tell him to calm down?

“Shut the fuck up Four Eyes. I already have a plan, you think we have to guard a weapon? Yeah right, the best weapon is standing over there.” Bakugou growled eyes still pinned on the hand holding that was going on too long between the omega and beta. Izuku had a light blush on his face and was obviously becoming uncomfortable with the prolonged contact.

“Alright villains! Go ahead and prepare your lair. The heroes will be upon you in five minutes!” All Might said through their communicators. Bakugou gave one last look at the triad he would be up against, his omega, a too touchy beta, and an annoying bare alpha that had made Izuku blush back at the locker room. Bakugou hadn’t missed that, no he had taken note of it. So far Kirishima hadn’t touched Izuku and was just standing by smiling but Bakugou guessed he would want to. Who wouldn’t want to?

“We had better get going.” Iida said trying not to sound demanding. Bakugou tsked and turned around marching into the building with Iida on his heels. They had their bomb placed on one of the upper floors and when they reached it Bakugou stayed in the door way looking out at the hallway.

“When this starts you stay here Four Eyes. I’ll head out and get Deku then take out those two extras tagging with him.” Bakugou said smirk stretched across his face and palms popping eagerly at having an excuse to put the beta and alpha in their place.

“I strongly disagree Bakugou! That makes little sense, you should stay here since your quirk would be able to keep anyone at bay. I will go out with the capture tape and make quick work of them. You would deal with anyone who I miss.” Iida stated logically but Bakugou had him tuned out. Bakugou had shown a lot of these extras how powerful he is from the entrance exam. Now he wanted them to see what Izuku could do with him.

“The timer starts now!” All Might called through the ear buds of both the hero’s and villain’s.

-=-

“Do you think Iida will be waiting on the first floor for us?” Uraraka asked quietly as the trio made their way into the building keeping their footsteps quiet and quick.

“I don’t think so, with our reduced time it wouldn’t make sense to try and engage us immediately. They’ll let us wonder and map the area as long as their bomb isn’t on the first floor.” Izuku whispered back to her as Kirishima poked his head around the corner scanning for any sign of the ‘villains’.

“I guess that’s true.” Uraraka said nervously. Neither her quirk nor Izuku’s were particularly offensive. Even Kirishima’s was more of a defensive type unless it was hand to hand. Izuku gulped thinking about the looks they received from Bakugou before he had disappeared into the building. The alpha would definitely be waiting to blow them up, he could attack long and short range, making him a formidable enemy. Izuku knew Iida was a speed quirk so it would make sense for him to engage them first.

“All clear.” Kirishima said and they proceeded down the hall. Izuku was running options through his head. His quirk boosted his teammates but he wasn’t sure exactly how that would effect the outcome of battles. He was stuck in his own thoughts, trusting Kirishima and Uraraka to be on alert when he heard the familiar sound of an explosion. Out of the corner of his eye he saw Bakugou rocketing towards them down a branching hall way.

Immediately Izuku pushed his teammates and they all dodged to the side as Bakugou came flying into their hall barely missing Uraraka in an explosion. Izuku was lucky he had the trained with Bakugou so often, it was now instinct to dodge when he heard the popping.

“Deku.” Bakugou said standing up from where he had crouched, Izuku shivered at the almost sadistic grin Bakugou had on his face.

“R-Run.” Izuku said to his teammates recognizing the look in Bakugou’s eyes. The blonde was planning on holding nothing back and their best option would be to get out of range before Bakugou could get close to his quirk's range. No one argued with Izuku’s command and everyone turned and ran down the hall.

“This isn’t very manly, but Bakubro totally switched the situation on us. Got any advice for a fight with him?” Kirishima asked between breaths looking to Izuku. Izuku opened his mouth to suggest something but explosions sounded off behind them indicating Bakugou was giving chase. They came to the end of the hall and it spilt into opposing directions. Bakugou came barreling up behind them making them jump in different directions to avoid the human missile. Uraraka separated from them into the opposing hall looking back a little frightened and looking like she wanted to get past Bakugou to rejoin the other two.

“Just go!” Izuku shouted at her making her hesitate then nod and turn to explore the other half of the building while Bakugou reeled on Kirishima and him.

“Get your ass over here Deku!” Bakugou growled stepping forward with heated hands. Izuku shook his head no making Bakugou boil. So Bakugou was coming after him instead of focusing on the defense of the bomb? He wasn’t sure if that was a good or bad thing. Good because it meant the villain forces were split, bad because now Bakugou was going to be relentless.

Bakugou blew forward again reaching toward Izuku who moved to dodge and then Kirishima jumped in front of him hardening his arms as he blocked Bakugou’s way. Izuku tried to reel in his quirk and focus it on the small space between him and Kirishima granting the red head the quirks effects while pulling it out of Bakugou’s reach.

“Out of the way Shitty Hair!” Bakugou yelled pounding against Kirishima, explosion after explosion. Yet Kirishima held his ground he was actually smiling a toothy grin right in Bakugou’s face. Izuku’s quirk was doing wonders for him. He barely felt the explosions and he felt no drain on his stamina, he even felt energized.

“Jeez you’re really riled up Bakugou.” Kirishima commented as he countered another blow. When Kirishima had his attention on that attack Bakugou swept a leg out from under the red head making him fall over with a surprised gasp.

Immediately Bakugou’s hands reached out and grabbed the front of Izuku’s costume dragging him forward, the light of triumph was in the alpha’s eyes. Except Izuku wasn’t going to let himself be used against his team. He pulled his quirk in until it was just about a millimeter in range from his skin. He hated doing that, it felt like his whole body had been stuffed into a too small box that it shouldn’t be able to fit in. He could barely breathe at the feeling and quickly moved to get rid of Bakugou so he could get rid of the feeling.

Izuku hopped into the air and for a brief moment he was suspended only by Bakugou’s fists and then he brought both his feet down hard into the alpha’s stomach effectively knocking the wind out of the blonde. The attack was hard enough to get Bakugou to loosen his grip on Izuku’s shirt and Izuku took the nanosecond he had to scramble away and out of his grasp. Kirishima was already up again ready to fight.

“Deku I found the weapon!” came Uraraka’s quiet voice in his ear surprising him as he dodged behind Kirishima when Bakugou lunged at him again.

“Good work Uraraka.” Izuku grunted while Kirishima went back to defense, this time far more focused on the fight and not distracted by the high feeling he got from Izuku. “Where is it?”

Uraraka described the route she took and the room and Izuku mentally narrowed in on the spot. He nodded to himself as a plan formed in his head.

“Crap I’ve been spotted!” Uraraka said over the communicator and Izuku could hear Iida talking in an oddly villainous voice like some kind of bad drama on TV.

“Try not to get captured for now. Keep Iida distracted. I have a plan.” Izuku said and felt Kirishima stumble next to him. They needed to get away from the blonde and go to the spot he needed to be at.

“Kirishima, we need to get a move on. This might be awkward, but this is the best we can do!” Izuku shouted over the constant explosions. Kirishima glanced questioningly over his shoulder at Izuku who blushed a little. Bakugou felt rage fill him when he saw that look on Izuku’s face and he threw a right hook at Kirishima. Kirishima dodged quickly and used the moment to harden his fist and punch Bakugou into the gut making the alpha cough. Izuku took the lull in the fight as his opportunity, he jumped onto a surprised Kirishima’s back wrapping his arms around his neck and legs around his torso.

“Run down the hall and take a right!” Izuku commanded and Kirishima followed his instructions laughing at the silliness of the situation.

“Dang you’re light. You have a plan right?” Kirishima asked as he ran. Bakugou recovered from his now very bruised gut and regained air in his lungs enough to snarl at the retreat. If it was Izuku’s plan to press all of his buttons it was working. Izuku was using their strategy against him. They had practiced with Izuku piggy backing Bakugou when he had had little control over his quirk.

“DEKU!” Bakugou roared as he shot after them. The sound of the absolute fury made Izuku’s blood run cold. He wanted to submit to the alpha right then and there. Izuku was pressed up against Kirishima’s back and his head was close to the alpha’s scent gland. Inhaling Kirishima’s scent made him able to resist the urge to submit. Izuku directed them for a few more turns before they came skidding into the room he wanted them to be in.

“You sure this is the spot?” Kirishima said turning his head slightly to look at Izuku. Izuku nodded and grimaced at the next phase of his plan. Bakugou came pounding into the room just as Izuku finished explaining the plan to his two teammates. Kirishima whipped around still holding Izuku on his back.

“Think you can handle it Kirishima?” Izuku whispered into Kirishima’s ear making the red head smile again.

“You bet!” he said confidently and crouched a little in preparation for the attack that was sure to come.

Seeing Izuku so comfortably fit on another alpha and even making another alpha smile made Bakugou lose all sense of control. Not that he had much in the beginning anyway. He launched himself forward aiming to explode Kirishima’s face. Kirishima reached out and grabbed the outstretched arm twisting it. At the same time Izuku released his quirk to its maximum capacity and range while Bakugou’s explosion released upward.

Izuku hid his face against the back of Kirishima’s neck as the huge explosion went off blasting through the floors of the building. The power behind it sent off a shockwave that the students in the observation room felt. Izuku was lucky Kirishima had such a defensive quirk otherwise they might not have survived that. On the upper floor with the weapon Uraraka used the rubble as weapons and jumped for the bomb.

“Time’s up!” All Might said through their ear buds.

Uraraka fell flat on her face back to the floor at the news. While Izuku and Kirishima felt their triumphant looks fall. Kirishima let Izuku slide off his back and when he turned around Izuku forgot about the heart-breaking defeat and instead tried to hold in a laugh. Kirishima’s quirk meant he wouldn’t get hurt from the explosions but it did nothing against the soot from the huge explosion they just experienced. Kirishima’s whole face was black from ash and dirt from the rubble. Kirishima frowned at Izuku’s reaction making Izuku unable to contain his laughter.  

“Why are you laughing?” Kirishima questioned still not noticing the state he was in.

“Your face!” Izuku laughed and panted eyes beginning to water from his own laughter. Except it was cut off when Bakugou pushed Kirishima to the side and grabbed Izuku by his shirt again instantly making Izuku sober up. He still held rage in his crimson eyes making Izuku alarmed.

“What the fuck was that Deku?!” Bakugou shouted in his face making the omega want to curl in on himself as the raging aura devoured him.

“Woah chill out Bakugou, your team won.” Kirishima said putting a hand on the blonde’s shoulder but Bakugou shrugged him off.

“K-Kacchan!” Izuku said realizing just how angry the blonde was. The fist that held the front of his shirt was shaking and he was seething, red eyes burning into him like brands.

“Don’t you fucking dare say a word.” Bakugou said his grip turning his knuckles white. Izuku’s mouth clicked shut like it always did. He simply hung there staring into angry red pools that threatened to burn him. Kirishima looked like he wanted to intervene but Izuku discretely waved him off. Instead he maintained eye contact with the alpha for another full minute before trying to talk again.

“Kacchan, lets go watch the others okay?” Izuku said quietly and calmly. Bakugou stared a moment longer before letting go of Izuku and turning away. When he did so he caught a familiar sweet scent and he turned back around so quick it might have given him whiplash if he wasn’t in Izuku’s quirk range.

“Deku.” Bakugou said lowly and Izuku looked at him alarmed. “Flowers are blooming.”

Izuku’s face paled as he recognized the phrase. They had come up with it long ago for when his scent was leaking through. He had sweated pretty hard through the exercise and Bakugou’s explosion had heated the area up. He had also unconsciously been trying to release his scent to calm the alpha making it stronger against what little of the blocker was left on him. He reached into his bag and felt the canister of blocker but didn’t want to bring it out because he knew they might still be on a screen display for the class.

“Is everything alright now?” Kirishima asked hesitantly from the doorway.

“We’re good now! I-I just need to go to the bathroom!” Izuku called not moving to the door. He didn’t want to get near the others least they pick up on his scent. Kirishima gave a concerned look between the two but saw that Bakugou had calmed down so he shrugged and left. Bakugou walked in front of Izuku as they exited the room too, he tried to pump out his musk to mask the slight scent coming off Izuku. Izuku ran into the bathroom before they met up with the others doing a quick reapply.

Kirishima was down the hall and ready to join his team mates when he noticed a strange scent that seemed to cling to him. It smelled sweet and he instinctively tried to find the source to no avail. However his search was suspended when Uraraka and Iida met up with him, both started laughing at his face like Izuku had. The smell was forgotten by the alpha.

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A much smaller Izuku sat in the corner of his little classroom doodling on paper to pass the time in his lonesome manner. His eyes tentatively looked over into Bakugou’s direction were he was playing with his usual followers. Izuku bit his lip wondering if it would be alright to invite the other boy over to see his drawings of the blond beating up some bad guys. He mumbled to himself over it.

Even though Bakugou no longer bullied him since the neck incident the blond still wasn’t what one would consider friendly. Yet the young alpha would even sometimes defend Izuku from others and would get pissy if Izuku left his line of sight for too long. Izuku’s child mind was very confused by these actions but he comforted himself with the thought that maybe this was a step towards friendship. Debating about friendships made him think of the only friend he had at the time. It had only been two weeks since his father disappeared to his job and had whisked Tomura away with him. Two weeks and Izuku was already getting lonely again.

Tomura hadn’t exactly been a very playful person except when it came to the small game boy he had been gifted. Most of the time Izuku simply played in front of him occasionally asking for the older boy’s input and getting a grunt in reply. They had watched videos of all of Izuku’s favorite heroes, especially All Might. Tomura always seemed so immersed in them, it was something of a shared interest between them. Those were the most fun times, sitting on the couch together with Tomura.

But now his friend was gone and he sat alone on the couch a lot. Sometimes his mom would join him and while he liked spending time with her it just wasn’t the same as having a friend. The cold attitude of Tomura was different from Bakugou’s constant boasting and commanding. But Izuku sensed a bond none the less with the other boy.

“What’s that smell?” a little beta girl near him asked to her companion who also lifted his head sniffing at the air. Izuku curiously sampled the air too but couldn’t really detect anything and his brow furrowed in confusion.

“Smells like…candy?” another kid piped up near him although it seemed to be posed as a question like they couldn’t quite place the scent. Izuku tried again to figure out what they were smelling but failed to pick out anything unnatural in the classroom. Yet a few students wondered around noses twitching and a bit of eagerness in their step to solve the mystery.

“Mmm, it smells good! Who is hiding the candy?” an excited girl said skipping closer to were Izuku sat in the corner. Suddenly Izuku stopped his observance of the others as the gradually neared his location. His mother’s warnings rang in his ears as he pieced together what was happening. It was the first time it had happened in the school. The air conditioning system had repairs being made to it leaving all the children a bit hotter than usual. The teacher had opened up all the windows in the classroom to attempt cooling the room. His sweat must be degrading the scent blocker.

His eyes snapped to the other side of the room where his small cubby held his backpack and at the very bottom of it was a portable can of scent blocker his mom said to use in emergencies. There was only one problem, there was a room full of sniffing alpha’s and beta’s between him and it. Izuku sat rigid under the window trying to make himself as small as possible and panic beginning to envelop him. His mind immediately brought up the image of his mother crying on the Bakugou’s floor again, if they found out his secret would his mom cry again?

His eyes became watery just at the thought of upsetting his mother. He desperately looked around trying to devise a plan in his head as slowly but surely kids gravitated towards him.

“What are you talking about?” Bakugou barked as the first girl wondered closer to his group. Izuku was just on the other side of them watching horrified.

“Don’t you smell that?” the girl asked taking a step back from Bakugou’s vicinity. At her question Bakugou tilted his head and scented the air his expression turned to confusion as he took in the scent. His followers were doing the same as Bakugou’s head turned to where Izuku sat, he had a good nose so tracking a scent was easy for him.

Crimson eyes locked onto watery green ones and understanding was quick to snap into his eyes but he kept his expression unchanged. His eyes lingered on Izuku’s for a moment longer watching him silently plead for help before turning back to the girl.

“Well duh, the flowers are blooming.” Bakugou said dismissively like the girl was stupid for not knowing. He turned and pointed at the window where sure enough the flower gardens lined up along the wall just beneath the windows. “Get your nose checked moron.”

The girl frowned at him and looked indignant but the growl he gave off at her ensured her quick retreat. The other kids had watched the exchange and quickly went back to their original distractions, all of them wanting to avoid looking like idiots for not being able to identify the scent. No one wanted to be an object of mockery, especially not with Bakugou.

Bakugou continued standing there glaring at any kid who wondered close to their corner of the classroom before turning back to his friends which were still looking around like they wanted to track the scent too. He was telling something to them inaudible from where Izuku sat hugging his knees and trying his best to remain unnoticed, not like it was very hard for him to do. With another barking command the young alpha seemed to have dispersed his group.

Once they were out of the area he turned again glaring down at Izuku as he marched over. For a second Izuku thought he was about to be kicked and squeezed tighter into himself. But Bakugou merely brushed up next to him standing to see out the window and seemingly ignoring Izuku, or at least that’s what it would look like to any kid watching them.

“Deku.” Bakugou growled lowly making Izuku gulp and glance fervently up at him. “This scent…its yours isn’t it?”

Izuku nodded silently and brushed away the tears that threatened to fall from his eyes. He was distracted by his own distress that he didn’t notice how much Bakugou was breathing in his scent, like it was oxygen he had been deprived of.

“I-I need to get my b-backpack Kacchan.” He pleaded with a strained voice. He was too scared to move, the slightest movement could spread the scent further into the classroom and get the attention of the teacher. Bakugou said nothing but simply breathed in some more before eventually nodding. He quickly pushed off the wall looking like he was bored of the window and made his way to the cubbies. Izuku watched him walk away suddenly thinking that he had just been left to fend for himself. Except to his surprise Bakugou trotted back with his bag in his hand. Izuku almost started crying again in relief but Bakugou held it up higher when Izuku went to reach for it. “Kacchan?”

“I’m not giving it to you for free stupid Deku.” Bakugou said smirking and looking down at him before his eyes slid to the paper Izuku had been drawing on. “Hand over your picture and I’ll let you have it.”

Izuku, frightened that the blond might actually with hold the blocker, immediately held out the paper for him while desperately eyeing the backpack. He had been working on the picture all day but he knew this was by far more important. Bakugou dropped the backpack next to the smaller boy and snatched the paper out of his trembling hands.

Hidden behind Bakugou’s form he dug into the bag pulling out the small canister and spraying it on his neck where his mom had showed him to do it. He also sprayed over the scent glands along his wrists and gave a light spray to his clothes trying to get rid of as much as possible. He was so focused he didn’t notice the way Bakugou observed his picture with a smirk clearly liking his depiction as a hero.

The young alpha lifted the paper to his nose taking in the faint lingering scent of the omega. It was the first time he had ever actually smelled what Izuku was like. Calling it candy sweet seemed wrong this wasn’t sickening like some candies were, this was more like flowers and some weird mix of…spice? Whatever it was it was addicting.

“Thanks Kacchan.” Izuku said voice flooded with genuine gratitude as he smiled up at the alpha. He discretely placed the can back into its hide away and zipped his bag back up letting his head fall back against the wall in relief. Bakugou watched him for a little while longer, forgetting that he had been trying to look like he was ignoring the smaller boy.

“That’s what alphas do Deku. They have to deal with your stupidity stupid.” Bakugou growled turning to face the window again. It was more of a repeat of what his mother had been drilling him with since the meeting at their house.

“This is like what heroes do Kacchan! You came to my rescue!” Izuku said beaming up at him finally shaking off the sense of doom he had been in. Bakugou glanced at the expression from the corner of his eyes and felt a bit of heat on his cheeks which he firmly dismissed as the sun glaring on him from the window. His heart picked up its pace at the sight of that freckled face smiling at him. Weird.

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Bakugou still felt his blood boiling while he stood listening to All Might’s and Ponytail’s explanation of the fight and why Iida was considered the best person in the exercise. Izuku had slipped back into the room during it and got scolded by All Might for the lack of control of the situation he had when dealing with the recovery of a dangerous weapon. Izuku muttered nervous apologies and then the creepy blonde alpha actually had the nerve to talk down to Bakugou about his lack of restraint within his own lair. Bakugou didn’t say anything and merely bared his teeth as they wrapped up the analysis for the first round.

Izuku came over to stand next to Bakugou who turned his head away ignoring the smaller boy’s presence. Or at least he tried to, it was hard to with Izuku’s quirk making him all too aware of the omega standing next to him. When he did finally glance over greens eyes stared right back at him and a small smile formed on Izuku’s face.

“Don’t worry Kacchan, I’ll be more aware next time.” Izuku said. Is that what Deku thought he was upset about? True he was a little concerned at the leaking of his scent but it wasn’t what was making him want to rip someone’s head off.  No, Bakugou was angry, angry that his own quirk had been used against him and his team. He was mad that Izuku had thought of the same plan that he had. He was furious that the omega had gone against him. Ironically they both couldn’t foresee winning without the other.

“Deku, never do that again.” Bakugou muttered quietly in a threatening voice so that only Izuku heard him in the semi crowded room. Izuku nodded and leaned into his side smiling at him with that punch-able cute face while being ignorant of what Bakugou was really saying.

Izuku turned his attention to the screen in front of the class and watched as matches ensued with his classmates. Bakugou paid attention too, watching for strengths and weaknesses. As he pinned them in his mind he heard them echoed at the same time from Izuku’s mutterings making him smile against his will. The alphas in this class were strong, but Bakugou was still confident he was leagues above them.

He glanced over at the fuzzy green omega next to him, Izuku was so enraptured in watching the fights. He always got excited when watching quirks at work. After Izuku had gotten his quirk and Bakugou had started to hang out with him in a more genuine manner the boy had insisted on watching recorded fights on the TV at his apartment. He vaguely remembered Izuku saying something about a friend that would watch it with him before that friend moved. Either way younger Bakugou had been forced as a kind of replacement to watch the clips with Izuku.

“Alright the last hero team up is young Todoroki and Shouji!” All Might called and then rubbed the back of his neck awkwardly. Aizawa had to make his job harder by cruelly kicking out that kid on the first day of class. “And their opponents will be determined on a volunteer basis! This is the redemption round, anyone care to go again?”

A few hands shot up immediately, mostly those from the losing teams wanting a second chance to prove themselves after being defeated. Bakugou’s hand was up too, he had reached over and grabbed Izuku’s arm raising it with his own to Izuku’s surprise. But surprise turned to glee at the thought of finally being able to team up with his best friend. All Might glanced over the crowd of eager students once again feeling his eyes drift to the odd beta alpha pair standing off to the side. He remembered the day he first met them, how the aftermath looked like one of his own attacks. He was very curious to see what the pair could do together. But fairness came first before his curiosity.

“Midoriya and Kaminari! Ready up villains!” All Might said earning an enthusiastic shout from Kaminari while Bakugou immediately voiced protest to the situation.

“What the hell? Put me on Deku’s team!” Bakugou shouted residual anger already bubbling back to the surface as he was once again denied the chance to show off.

“I’m picking only those on losing teams, I did call it the redemption round.” All Might said reasonably. Bakugou practically snarled at him but Izuku placed a placating hand on his shoulder. Bakugou turned his furious gaze on him.

“We’ll show them next time ok Kacchan?” Izuku said smiling nervously at him with a slightly pleading look. He was begging Bakugou to let this go, and begrudgingly he did. He might be incredibly angry at the outcome but he knew when they entered this course that they couldn’t work together all the time. Besides he trusted Izuku’s judgement, if he was confident about the match then so was he.

All Might breathed a sigh of relief seeing Bakugou go from zero to a hundred and then seemingly back down to zero in the span of about a minute. The boy was as explosive as his quirk and he really didn’t want to deal with an aggressive alpha. It was clear the pair had a bond, All Might just wasn’t sure what kind of bond it was and if it was a mate bond he certainly didn’t want to have to deal with overprotective mates.

“Alright then! Let’s begin!” All Might boomed to the class. Izuku hurried away to the designated villain lair and looked around for his new partner. The goofy blond came bounding over to him beaming, he took no hesitance to come into Izuku’s quirk range and sparks already emanated from him.

“This is going to be awesome! You can heal right? That means I won’t have to hold back.” Kaminari said eagerly as they walked into the building to become acquainted with the hide out. Izuku had already catalogued Kaminari’s weakness from the previous fight. His outburst of electricity fried his brain and made him an easy target to get with the capture tape. But he was right, Izuku’s quirk should make recovery a lot faster after an electricity burst.

“Y-Yeah, but it might still take a minute for you to recover fully so try not to do too much damage.” Izuku said rubbing the back of his head as they made it into the room with the bomb. It was pretty big, an open target that was impossible to hide from sight it seemed. Kaminari frowned at Izuku’s warning but nodded in agreement.

“So what’s the plan?” Kaminari asked, he wasn’t really sure of how to go about this.

“Um, well I guess we just need to play defense. It would be bad to try and get into a fight with Shouji’s physical strength. I’m worried about Todoroki’s ice but I think with the boost to your power you would be able to ward off any of it. I’m not certain about how much Shouji’s quirk can do. It’s best to wait and let them come to us.” Izuku said. It wasn’t much of a strategy. “I can provide you back up from about this distance but you are going to be the hard hitter for the team. Think you can handle it?” Izuku asked walking a short distance away to show his range. When he turned back Kaminari was once again sparking.

“You can count on it!” Kaminari said smiling and hyped to try out the power buzzing around him from Izuku’s boost. That confidence spread to Izuku and felt it wouldn’t be that bad after all.

“Hero’s start!” All Might called through the microphone and Izuku turned to the doorway readying himself to dodge any attack that might come his way. They still may have a few minutes before the heroes are able to locate them. Perhaps they could scoot the bomb along to shield behind a pillar or-

Suddenly ice coated everything including Izuku’s feet and gluing him to the spot. His eyes widened and he looked over at his partner who was in the same predicament. His teeth chattered on instinct and his breath came out in a cloud. Faintly, he could hear foot steps approaching.

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“Hurry up!” Izuku said a little frantically while Kaminari broke out of the ice with small burst of electricity. He had not expected this, such a powerful and useful attack. Izuku gulped at the thought of what Todoroki could do. Even without Izuku’s boost he had this kind of power.

“Here.” Kaminari said quickly coming over to him to release him as well. Along the way the blond had trouble moving along the ice, slipping every few steps. Izuku turned back to the door while Kaminari worked at his shoes. He could hear the approach of someone, he bet it was Todoroki. He briefly wondered where Shouji was at the moment but his thoughts were drawn away from the mystery as a figure appeared in the doorway.

Todoroki stood there with his left half frozen over making him look like some kind of half ice golem or something. It was frightening to see and made a thousand questions pop up into Izuku’s mind as to why the other boy would do that to himself. But he pushed it aside, right now they needed to focus on keeping the intruder away from the bomb.

“Kaminari!” Izuku said making the other boy look up to see they weren’t alone.

“What? How did he find us so fast?” Kaminari said straightening back up and readying himself to defend. Izuku wiggled his feet and finally dislodged himself taking a step back to let Kaminari radiate his electric field without worry of him getting caught in it.

Todoroki said nothing but a large wave of ice rose up coming towards the duo. Kaminari bent his knees and threw out an arm shooting off one of his medium level voltage attacks. Except that Izuku was concentrating his boosting field on him and the attack was made ten fold more powerful. Light flashed in the room followed by a loud rumble and the rooms temperature went up. Kaminari blinked at that looking at his own hand in shock and back at the completely negated wave of ice. He had literally just let off a bolt of lightning.

Izuku rubbed his eyes from the sudden flash blinding him for a moment. The loud sound hadn’t startled him, not after years with an explosive alpha at his side. He forced his eyes back open to keep his eyes locked on Kaminari’s back and the field focused. Todoroki hadn’t faired much better from the attack squinting and grimacing at the sound.

“Alright! Bring it Todoroki!” Kaminari said busting out of his shock and looking completely smug. Izuku hoped the blond could back up the challenge because Todoroki’s eyes narrowed at him. Izuku placed hands over his ears as the two started to go back and forth, Kaminari shooting off blinding and loud lightning and Todoroki constantly offering up ice. It was a stale mate, the dual colored boy was stuck in the doorway unable to move further in. If he tried to move lightning would lash out, obviously too fast for him to dodge.

While Todoroki’s expression remained as cold as his ice impatience crawled beneath his skin. This was getting ridiculous, he should have been able to finish this match within thirty seconds. His next course of action was decided. Shooting off another wave at Kaminari who laughed at it Todoroki discretely launched another attack aiming at Izuku standing behind and slightly to the side of Kaminari.

Izuku’s eyes were again assaulted by light from Kaminari’s quirk but before he closed his eyes he caught the sight of ice coming towards him slipping past Kaminari. He flung himself to the side to avoid the attack and unfortunately landed about an inch out of range to keep Kaminari under his quirks influence. Once Izuku left the range, Kaminari felt the full effects of using his electricity that he had been dolling out with reckless abandon. Todoroki didn’t give him a chance to pause and get back to his partner though. Another wave of ice shot towards him and effectively cut the two onto separate sides of the room. Todoroki was using the classic ‘divide and conquer’ strategy. Another relentless wave went flying towards Kaminari forcing him to release a concentrated full power attack at it barely stopping it.

Without Izuku’s back up Kaminari’s brain fried and a goofy look came on to his face. In his stupidity he took a step forward and immediately fell on his butt from the slippery ice. Horrified at the state of his partner Izuku got up and went towards him but was stopped in his tracks. A tall wall of ice reaching from floor to ceiling cut him off leaving him to stare at his reflection of fear in the glassy surface of the ice. Now he would have to fend for himself on that side with the bomb. He turned and faced Todoroki as the alpha began his advancement towards the bomb.

“Just stay out of the way.” Todoroki said the words coming out in clouds as the room temperature froze over again without Kaminari’s constant lightning. Izuku felt his own blood boil at the thought of sitting aside and admitting defeat. Being defeated was not an option since Kacchan was watching. Izuku steadied his stance and braced himself in front of the bomb. If he could get close to Todoroki he might be able to get him in a hold and restrain him.

During his time training with Bakugou the alpha had showed him a few ways with strange leverage that could keep an opponent of greater strength restrained. Izuku’s quirk hadn’t allowed him to really muscle up so it was very useful knowledge for him. Sharp green eyes surveyed the enemy approaching him, the other boys outfit didn’t really display his physical strength so Izuku would simply assume the worst and think Todoroki on the level of Bakugou’s strength. He almost wished he changed in the locker room, so he would have the opportunity to take in things like this.

“I can’t do that Todoroki.” Izuku said standing firmly despite the scent of alpha washing around him. Todoroki narrowed his eyes again stopping just out of Izuku’s quirk range. Realizing he had forgotten to reel it in he dragged the aura back to his body and again felt the uncomfortable suffocation of restraint. The alpha was frowning at him clearly uncomfortable with the idea of fighting with the obvious difference in strength. Izuku wondered why Todoroki was pausing, he should be fighting him right now. Unless…

Izuku shook the thought away. There was no way Todoroki sensed his omega nature, not with the recent coating of scent blocker he had applied. Still it was puzzling as to why the alpha was hesitant to fight him. Pushing any fear aside Izuku knew this would likely be his only time to take advantage of the situation.

Without warning he took the initiative and went forward making to throw a punch at Todoroki. The startled alpha instinctively reached an arm to block his attack and Izuku’s heart picked up its pace a little. It was going just as Bakugou had always told his it would go. Izuku’s arm veered off course and instead latched onto the blocking arm and used the rigid blocking arm to swing himself around the side of Todoroki. Todoroki jerked at the arm being held in an attempt to pull back away from him except the swing had brought Izuku behind the taller boy in a flash.

Izuku’s other arm wrapped easily around the alpha’s neck and he let go of the arm he had used as a pivot point to lock Todoroki in an awkward choke hold. Izuku was much shorter than him and it allowed him to bear his full weight against his throat praying the knock out would happen quickly.

In his shock Todoroki felt the skin contact he got from Izuku finally coming into contact with the quirk he had been trying to avoid. Izuku continued applying pressure while Todoroki attempted to wrench his arm off of him. Then he felt something odd, heat began to radiate on his arm. The ice coating fell of the other boy quickly and steam licked Izuku’s exposed arm exposing him to pain that quickly healed, Izuku still didn’t let go.

Todoroki felt the need for oxygen overriding his already weakening restraint on his quirk and his body reacted out of self-preservation. Flames burst out his bodies left half against his will and he watched the ugly reminder of who he was burn against his skin. Izuku yelped in pain letting Todoroki go and bringing his own burning arm away from the other boy cradling it to his chest. The pain was overwhelming, his arm had been severely burned even at the little exposure he had to the flames. He patted out the flames frantically while tears gathered in his eyes and rolled down his cheeks. It was already healing but the nerves were in over drive leaving the pain lingering on his skin.

Todoroki’s flames went out as soon as Izuku’s quirk left contact with his skin. He bent over panting to regain his breath. Bangs blocked out his expression of self-hatred at having lost control. It was Izuku’s whimper that snapped him out of the pit of despair he had been falling into. He turned back to the smaller boy shocked that Izuku had held onto him even when feeling the rising temperature. Despite the pain the smaller boy was in he stood remaining stand off-ish while his wounds healed against his chest. The determination in the other boy’s eyes made Todoroki’s skin crawl, Izuku was still going to attempt to fight him. A tense stare down ensued and Izuku’s arm finished healing signaling the start of Izuku’s next attack. Izuku stepped forward biting his lip and watching with caution and challenge-

“Hero team wins!” All Might’s call came through the head set surprising Izuku and Todoroki both. That couldn’t be right! They still had plenty of time! Izuku turned towards the bomb and was once again surprised to see Shouji standing next to it. How did he get there?

“Waiting outside isn’t a very heroic thing to do.” Shouji said when one of his arms turned into a mouth. “It’s a good thing I’m a climber huh?”

Izuku’s eyes snapped to a window nearby. Shouji had climbed all the way up to the fourth floor from the outside. Of course with his strength displayed in the quirk assessments it would be trivial, along with the multiple hands that would allow him to have good leverage with scaling the walls. Izuku cursed himself for not being more aware. It was their first time in combat training and he had failed, twice. He winced at the thought of how moody Bakugou would be after this. Tears sprang to his eyes again but this time they came from the thought of disappointing his friend.

“Are you okay?” Todoroki’s voice cut into his consciousness. He was side glancing to his wall of ice not looking directly at Izuku. Izuku quickly wiped the tears away and nodded noting that the atmosphere had become filled with an abnormal tension between him and Todoroki.

“Good.” Todoroki said nodding back but still not looking at the green boy. Izuku saw turmoil in the other’s eyes. The tension was broken when they heard Kaminari slip on the ice again on the other side of the wall. Todoroki reached out and placed a hand on the wall and the room heated up again melting the remainder of the ice in the room. Izuku walked over to Kaminari and finally released his aura back to its original range allowing the blond to recover quickly from his stupefied state. Todoroki kept a good distance from the quirk range and disappeared out of the building with Shouji.

“Whew man that was intense.” Kaminari said as he fully regained his cognitive abilities again. He looked over and noticed Izuku’s sad look as they walked out to rejoin the class. “Hey man don’t look so down. There will be plenty of more chances to kick butt. Besides did you see me in there? I’m a freaking god, call me Zeus! No wait call me Thor!”

“Shut the fuck up Pikachu.” Bakugou growled pushing the other alpha away from Izuku’s side as they entered the observation room.

“P-Pikachu?” Kaminari stuttered in disbelief as his bubble of confidence burst under the nick name.

“Ha! Pikachu that was awesome!” Kirishima said coming over and throwing an arm over the deflated blond cementing the nickname that would now forever haunt him through their school days. Kirishima pulled the alpha away while Bakugou turned to focus on Izuku. Feeling the weight of those crimson eyes made him want to fidget and the sense of shame came crashing onto his chest again.

“Kacchan-“

“You did good Deku.” Bakugou said seriously making Izuku look up at him stunned. Bakugou was secretly raging under the surface at Pikachu for having not been more help to Izuku but he let none of it show.

“B-But I…lost. Again.” Izuku said putting his head back down upset at himself. Bakugou scoffed at that.

“Then I guess we’ll have to do more fucking training with your useless ass.” Bakugou growled with little bite to the words. In fact the thought of more training time with Bakugou made Izuku’s lips quirk up a little bit. The weight on his chest lifted a little and he looked back up at the alpha giving him a smile.

“Yeah I guess so.” Izuku said mood brightening already.

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The double defeat still bothered Izuku for the rest of the day, disappointment kept at bay by Bakugou’s constant turning around to check on him usually with some complaint about his muttering. Every time he turned to Izuku though, Aizawa would reprimand him for classroom interruptions making the alpha bristle and Izuku chuckle. He was starting to brighten up completely by the time classes were drawing to a close. But there was one feeling that still had the hairs on the back of his neck standing on end. It was a strange sensation, the feeling of being watched. Only once during the last period did Izuku chance to look around to quell the odd paranoia he had.

He looked around the classroom before finding his eyes meeting heterochromatic ones behind him. Izuku was startled at having caught the alpha staring but the bell rang and Aizawa dismissed them. Todoroki broke contact to put his books away into his bag but to Izuku’s surprise the boy turned back to him keeping eye contact as he made his way to Izuku’s desk.

“Did you need something Todoroki?” Izuku said nervously breaking eye contact and scratching his cheek when the alpha stopped next to him.

“The fuck do you want half n’ half?” Bakugou growled standing up from his own seat and leaning into the space between the two other boys. He could still sense the sadness dripping off of Izuku and it rubbed him the wrong way all class. It had been a while since the omega had been this upset and Bakugou wasn’t about to let some scar faced weirdo make it worse.

“I need to talk to you, Midoriya.” Todoroki said simply staring down the other alpha that was clearly trying to push him out of the area. Bakugou was quite annoying and loud.

“Well spit it out. We have to get going soon and don’t have time to waste on extras like you.” Bakugou said showing a bit of pointed alpha teeth in warning.

“I said I needed to talk to Midoriya.” Todoroki said emphasizing Izuku’s name in a bit of a mocking manner at Bakugou making the blond bristle. Todoroki shifted his eyes back to Izuku who was sitting nervously watching the exchange. Bakugou snarled at that, not only had Todoroki just mocked him but now he seemed to be ignoring his presence.

“Whatever you have to say you can say it to us both asshole.” Bakugou said as he rounded the desk and stood almost chest to chest with the other alpha. To his annoyance Todoroki was a little taller than him so the other boy was literally looking down on him. Alpha pheromones pierced the air stuffing up the air around the trio and making a few of the closer students turn to them with concern. If a fight broke out in a room full of future heroes it wouldn’t last long.

“Kacchan calm down.” Izuku said standing up too and putting a hand on his friend’s shoulder in an attempt to placate him. Bakugou shrugged off his hand and even put a palm against Izuku’s chest and pushed him backwards into his seat again forcefully. An involuntary squeak left Izuku’s lips when he fell back into the chair.

“Bakugou! Todoroki! I don’t know exactly what is going on over here but it is clear that you are both being antagonizing. This is unbecoming of students, especially those of UA!” Iida came marching over placing a hand against both the alpha’s chests and pushing them further apart to break up the atmosphere. The bespectacled alpha noted Izuku’s disheveled state as well. “Are you alright Midoriya?”

“He’s fucking fine. Come on Deku we’re leaving.” Bakugou said breaking the stare down he had been having with Todoroki and reaching down to wrench Izuku back to his feet again. Izuku frowned at the treatment of being pushed and pulled like a doll slowly getting fed up with the treatment from the alpha.

“Wait!” Izuku said pulling back against Bakugou’s hold and making Bakugou turn that glare on him. “Its probably important Kacchan. I want to hear him out.”

Bakugou paused looking him over in disbelief. He even looked like he was about to ignore Izuku’s wishes and simply drag the other boy out of the school except Iida stepped in again grasping Bakugou’s wrist that was holding Izuku.

“If Midoriya doesn’t want to leave yet Bakugou I suggest you let him finish his business.” Iida said bravely and calmly looking pointed back at the scarlet eyes. Bakugou looked ready to punch Four Eyes in his face except the heavy feeling of another ten alpha’s waiting to intervene deterred him. Reluctantly he slowly released Izuku’s wrist and Iida quickly let go of Bakugou’s wrist as well.

“Fine. Whatever. Don’t expect me to wait for your ass Deku.” Bakugou snapped shoving his hands in his pockets and storming off out of the room. Immediately Izuku felt a little guilty about this even though he knew he shouldn’t. Bakugou should be the one feeling guilty for being so assumptive. Yet his green eyes followed the blond’s form until he disappeared from sight.

“You okay Deku? That was a little scary.” Uraraka said creeping up beside him. The territorial pheromones still lingered in the air making the beta crawl with nerves.

“I’m fine.” Izuku said pushing aside the guilt he had and turned back to Todoroki. “What did you want to talk about?” he asked hesitantly.

“Follow me.” Todoroki said briefly flicking his eyes at the other two people near them. Clearly the alpha wanted to talk. Alone.

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Izuku fidgeted uncomfortably across from Todoroki feeling regret for agreeing to see the alpha alone. The intensity the other boy was giving off made him nervous, the alpha’s scent sudden feeling oppressive as they stood behind the school building. All the other students were leaving at the front of the school, it was unlikely they would be interrupted.

“What did you want to talk about?” Izuku asked unsure of how to break up the atmosphere. The other boy had been quiet for a few minutes simply staring at him while he gathered his thoughts.

“I don’t want you to ever use your quirk on me.” Todoroki said cutting to the chase quickly and making Izuku blink at the request. He immediately switched into apologetic mode.

“Of course! I mean if it makes you uncomfortable I’ll try to keep it away. Although I can’t really turn it off. Ah, but that’s no excuse I should be more aware of this! Oh but would it be okay if it was for healing in an emergency? You never know when things like that might happen…” Izuku said rambling on and asking about specifics. He wanted clear lines on what Todoroki would be comfortable with yet the other teen stood leaning against the school building with a stony expression. Izuku’s ramble eventually pattered out on its own until he shut his mouth taking in the troubled look the other boy had in his eyes.

“If you don’t mind me asking… Why?” Izuku asked tentatively and immediately received a cold look from the other making him shrink back. Every other student had been eager to be in his aura field. Izuku’s curiosity got the better of him in this moment, perhaps overstepping the invisible boundaries of politeness.

Todoroki noted the way the beta in front of him tried to distance himself and reeled in his temper. It wasn’t Izuku’s fault he had been cursed, and it was really his own responsibility to keep his fire in check and no one else’s. Something about those green inquisitive eyes loosened his tongue.

“I will not use this fire in combat.” Todoroki said lifting his left arm and staring down at it as if he wished it to be gone from existence. “Your quirk makes it… easy to unleash.”

This confused Izuku greatly. Why would Todoroki not want to use such a powerful quirk? With the opposing abilities his combat potential would be nearly unlimited. Looking at Todoroki’s face he took in the scar marring the skin around his blue eye. Did that have something to do with it? Had he been burned as a kid and was traumatized or something? Against his better judgement Izuku opened his mouth again.

“Todoroki, you shouldn’t be scared of using your own quirk.” Izuku said tone quiet and serious. Upon receiving another glare Izuku quickly tried to explain his thought process holding up his hands in a peacemaking gesture and looking to the side to avoid provoking the alpha. “I-I mean, if you are scared you might hurt someone with it you shouldn’t be. I know the only way to keep a quirk under control is to use it. So you shouldn’t avoid it, that will only make it harder to use if you ever do need it.”

Izuku’s words sparked painful memories in Todoroki’s mind of his own family life. Fire had tortured his mother and a little part of him was sickened and frightened to use that part of himself. And a greater part of him pushed it away as thoughts of his father smirking if he ever did start training with it again.

“You don’t understand what your talking about.” Todoroki said eyes narrowing at the beta. His mind was once again thrown to turmoil and his scent reflected that. Izuku had always been the type to want to help people, its why he wanted to become a hero. The pain showing on Todoroki’s face and shining through his scent made him determined to help his classmate.

“Then help me understand.” Izuku said imploringly and stepping forward in a show of confidence. Todoroki found himself being almost hypnotized by the emerald pools enveloping his sight. Why was this freckled beta able to quell his mind with a simple look? It was odd, because he felt the need to tell the other boy about the pain.

“This fire. It’s his quirk.” Todoroki said giving in to Izuku’s insistent and soft presence. Izuku connected the dots pretty quickly, after all quirks were hereditary in general. It was rare to gain completely new quirks like Izuku’s in a bloodline. “I won’t give him the satisfaction of seeing these flames again. Tell me Midoriya, have you heard of quirk marriages?”

Izuku nodded. He was intimately aware of the practice. It was commonplace at omega facilities to find alpha’s to bond with omega’s who had complimentary quirks and good public standing. Thinking of Todoroki’s father Endeavor from the times he had seen him on TV, the man would have been a perfect candidate for bonding programs.

“My mother was an omega and in every memory I have of her she always seemed to be crying. Including on the night where she poured boiling water of the left half of my face.” Todoroki said recounting the memories in such a calm tone.

Izuku balked at that. The thought of any family member hurting another tended to go against every instinct in their bodies. Izuku thought of his own mother and shivered to think about the state of mind a mother had to be in to do such a thing. But the Omega Protection Agency had to have noticed such mistreatment, right? As if reading his mind Todoroki’s words came out clipped.

“That bastard used her. I’m fairly sure he paid off any snooping OPA agents. I won’t use this curse he put upon me. I’ll reject him. I’ll surpass All Might without his power. I just need you to promise you won’t get in the way.” Todoroki said a winter storm brewing in his eyes. Izuku was left speechless for once at this reveal. He didn’t know what to say to this, Todoroki had revealed so much in only a few sentences. Izuku should try doing the same. Just say the words that could relieve suffering that his quirk couldn’t. But before he could open his mouth Todoroki leaned off the wall and turned to walk away.

“Just stay away from me. At least until I have the discipline to deal with this curse.” Todoroki called over his shoulder and left Izuku in the shadow of the school building trying to pull his mind together. Izuku bit his lip and cursed himself for the second time that day. How could he call himself a hero when he couldn’t even help the people that needed it the most? Clearly Todoroki needed help, Izuku just didn’t know exactly what to say to a situation so messed up. He would have to ask All Might for advice later for this.

Izuku sulked in on himself and kept his head down as he headed around the building to the school gates. All the other students had left by now and Izuku was happy for that. He probably looked pretty pathetic right now. His gaze wondered up from the ground to catch a figure leaning against the gate. The spiky blond hair told him who it was even if the crimson eyes didn’t. He felt a little flutter in his chest as he realized Bakugou had just waited for him and some of the bad feelings clinging to him fell away.

“Kacchan, you actually waited for me?” Izuku said running up to the other boy giving a weak smile to try and not portray how down in the dumps he actually was. Bakugou narrowed his eyes down at Izuku and said nothing for a moment. Then he grunted pushing off the wall and heading in the direction of home with no other words. Izuku’s mood dampened again as he realized Bakugou was still mad at him.

He gulped and followed along behind the alpha. It wasn’t until they were about half way home that Bakugou slowed his pace and they were walking side by side. Izuku felt immensely happy at that, it was the smallest sign of forgiveness from the other boy. They reached the intersection where Bakugou usually went his own way at this point.

“I’ll see you tomorrow.” Izuku said giving another smile at Bakugou before stepping forward to continue on his way. But the sound of foot steps behind made him turn his head and see Bakugou following him. He stopped a bit confused by this.

“I’m coming over.” Bakugou stated like it was an inarguable fact. Izuku tilted his head at his friend and then his face lit up. Bakugou really was trying to make up for the awkwardness between them!

“Alright!” Izuku said happily as the alpha fell into step with him again. He even brushed up against his side. Izuku was too distracted by his own thoughts that he didn’t spot the warning signs. The alpha next to him was agitated, not that that was new with Bakugou, he was always mad about something. And if he was a little hotter than usual that went unnoticed too because of the natural warm weather. And if Bakugou’s scent had picked up a really strange tint to it Izuku dismissed it from his mind as just being overloaded with alpha scents all day.

The walk to the apartment was pretty short and when Izuku unlocked the door he found the home empty. It worried him, his mother had picked up a job recently during the day while he was at school claiming she needed something productive to do. He didn’t want her to feel exhausted by something like that. Wasn’t that the reason his father was over seas working right now? Did they not have enough money? He mulled over these thoughts as he entered kicking off his shoes at the entrance.

The door slammed behind him snapping him from those thoughts and making him turn to give Bakugou a frown. The other boy glared at him as if daring him to try to reprimand the behavior, the alpha was in a really sour mood it seemed. Izuku decided to ignore the violation to the rules his mother put forth when Bakugou was over, Inko already was well acquainted with his temper.

“So should we watch some clips of non-offensive quirk heroes? I think there’s some archive footage of Aizawa in the school records I could pull up on my lap top.” Izuku suggested ignoring the odd look Bakugou was giving him. That’s why the alpha was here right? To give some pointers for fights since he was defeated twice today.

“Sounds good.” Bakugou said shortly and Izuku led the way to his room where they set up their usual hang out. Izuku placed a blanket across the floor and set up his lap top for the video. He asked Bakugou to skim through and find a fight while he went to grab snacks.

Izuku’s quirk had him constantly expending energy, which meant he had to replenish it regularly. Which also meant he may or may not be a hog when it came to the snacks. He gathered an arm full of chip bags and made sure to grab one of the hot chips for Bakugou. Izuku didn’t favor spicy food but the blonde always seemed to love it. He made his way back into the room to find Bakugou already sprawled out across the blanket and loading a video.

“Did you find one?” Izuku asked as he plopped down next to his friend letting the bags drop in front of the screen. He shifted to lay of his stomach like Bakugou was doing and put his head in his hands. His eyes traced the slowly circling loading screen.

“Mmm.” Bakugou grunted next to him. The lack of communication was only making Izuku feel bad again.

“You know, Todoroki just told me to keep my distance from him.” Izuku said trying to get the blonde out of his moody temperament. Bakugou turned and growled a little at the mere mention of the other alpha. “I-I mean he just isn’t completely comfortable with my quirk!”

Bakugou’s eyes narrowed in disbelief. Like hell anyone would be uncomfortable around the omega. The video finally came on at that point and Izuku awkwardly looked to the screen to avoid Bakugou’s accusatory glare. Instead he let himself get lost in the heroics playing before him. It was easy to lose himself in the analysis of movements and technique.

By the time the fight was coming to an end Izuku was buzzing with excitement. Aizawa was clearly more capable in a fight than Izuku had previously thought. He really needed the man to teach him combat training instead of All Might who could rely on his powerful quirk to get him out of situations. The Aizawa on screen made a move almost too fast to catch and the last villain went down. Izuku couldn’t hold his excitement any longer and pointed to the screen and turned to Bakugou to find out his friend’s opinion on if they could replicate that move.

“Kacchan did you see…” Izuku had started but let his voice die in his throat because suddenly his lips were sealed with Bakugou’s. Pure shock made his mind go blank and his jaw slacken letting his lips part just a little. The alpha took it as an invitation and Izuku felt the press of a tongue trying to invade his mouth. Regaining cognitive function again Izuku pulled back away from him, his entire face beet red as he stuttered his confusion from behind a hand held to his mouth.

“W-what are you doing Kacchan?” Izuku asked completely stupefied by the situation. This must be what it was like for Kaminari after he shot off electricity. Bakugou gave him his usual scowl like nothing out of the ordinary had just happened.

“Shut up Deku, if you can’t fucking see what’s happening I’ll make it clearer for you.” Bakugou said invading Izuku’s space agilely, ending up practically on top of the other boy. Izuku had flipped over onto his back and used his hands to crawl backwards in an attempt to keep the space free and clear of the alpha. Bakugou’s scent wafted over to him again and suddenly everything clicked in his head as he connected it to the weird behavior.

“You’re in your first rut.” Izuku said realization sinking in almost as quickly as the alpha was advancing on him. The epiphany seemed to reach Bakugou because a flash of recognition came to his eyes but left in seconds. Seeing reason leaving the usually calculating blonde was the final kick Izuku needed to figure out that he needed to get out of there. Now.

He flipped over onto his knees and pushed off the ground scrambling to run for the door. But Bakugou was faster.

Izuku had an arm outstretched for the door handle but yelped when Bakugou hit his back and strong arms locked around his midriff dragging them both back down to the ground. Izuku landed on his knees again and winced a little at the probable scraps he got on them, although they healed as fast as they formed.

Izuku twisted in the tight hold reaching to push at the spiky head currently laid on his back. The omega struggled pushing and trying to crawl forward but the hold tightened and Bakugou sat back on his feet dragging the smaller boy with him. Izuku clawed at the floor along the way desperate to find anything to grab onto to avoid getting closer to Bakugou but his efforts were futile. The arms around him shifted up a bit to accommodate the new position wrapping just under his arms and pressing his back against Bakugou’s chest.

Hot breath whispered over the crook of his neck and made Izuku’s whole body stiffen. His heart hammered in his ears and panic overrode his mind. He could feel how close Bakugou was to his scent gland. Flashes of Bakugou’s sharp smirk came to his mind though he didn’t dare turn to see if those teeth were coming to mark him. He licked his lips racking his brain for a way out of this, the licking did nothing since his mouth had run dry but his tongue did pick up the taste of Bakugou still lingering there.

Bakugou’s face shifted upward though, instead burying his nose into Izuku’s soft green hair. Izuku’s rational mind quickly shouted out why the alpha was focusing on that instead of his neck. Izuku still had scent blockers applied. In the instinctual state Bakugou was in he was seeking out the point that had the strongest scent. In this case the only point on his body that might exhibit it would be deeply lingering in his hair. Of course if this continued the alpha might find his way back to his neck.

Realizing this might be his only chance with the alpha distractedly nuzzling into his hair, Izuku reached for the one thing still in range that might be able to do some damage. Very slowly his hand grabbed the laptop closing it and sliding it further into his grasp. His slight shifting caused Bakugou to pause and growl behind him, the primal sound rumbled against Izuku’s back. Izuku held his breath and waited for the alpha to continue his nuzzling. The blond settled back quickly, his nose inching back down towards Izuku’s neck surely searching for the point to bury his teeth in.

Izuku acted quickly. His arm shot out and around awkwardly slamming the computer into the side of Bakugou’s face. Bakugou’s reaction was immediate. A snarl ripped out of the blond and one of the arms left Izuku’s chest to grab the makeshift weapon and wrench it from Izuku’s hand. Bakugou threw it at the wall effectively denting the dry wall and busting up the computer. Izuku didn’t have time to mourn the loss of it. Instead he pushed out of Bakugou’s single armed hold with all his might gaining freedom and hope for a few seconds.

Until a hand came down and a crushing grip on the back of his neck ensued. Automatically Izuku’s body seized up on instinct from the pressure being applied. Shock morphed into something far more painful and tears pricked at Izuku’s eyes. Bakugou had never done this to him since the one incident all those years ago when they were kids. It was a violation of trust and left the omega basically paralyzed in Bakugou’s grip.

“Kacchan don’t.”

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“Kacchan don’t.” Izuku said shakily. Tears slid from his eyes down his cheeks as he turned to his friend-turned-beast. His head seemed to be the only part of his body he had control of at the moment. At least it would be the only thing he could control until Bakugou let go of him. Hungry red eyes bore into his when he met the alpha’s gaze and Izuku blinked letting even more salty tears fall. With the look Bakugou was giving him it was clear he had no intention of letting go anytime soon.

When Izuku made eye contact with Bakugou and the desperation in his voice was heard something broke through the lustful haze that had fallen over Bakugou’s brain. The sight of tears from the omega always made him angry. But these tears were happening because of him. The thought was enough to bring back his rage and over ride whatever instincts were consuming him. Like hell he was going to be controlled, even if it was by his own body.

“Deku.” Bakugou said. It came out almost as a whine and the grip on Izuku’s neck slowly let go. He was currently sitting on top of the smaller boy, when had that happened? Bakugou was also highly aware of the hardness in his pants currently pressed to Izuku’s back. It felt shamefully good to have himself pressed against Izuku and there was no doubt that Izuku could feel him there.

Izuku’s eyes widened a little in pure relief as he felt the hold leave him and the glimmer of recognition return to Bakugou’s face. Bakugou was panting and looked flushed, Izuku could feel him against his lower back and his own cheeks heated up as he realized just what it was. Bakugou’s face showed a battle raging on inside himself as he tried to fight off the urge to continue. Izuku regained the use of his limbs slowly and moved very slightly testing his control. Only the tiniest friction it caused against Bakugou made the alpha whine and an involuntary roll of his hips against Izuku made him feel crazy.

“Fuck Deku I-“ Bakugou said gritting his teeth against the feeling of desperate need and was interrupted as the door to Izuku’s room swung open. Whatever semblance of self-control he had painstakingly reclaimed disappeared the moment someone had invaded his territory, especially with the omega still down and vulnerable. Bakugou let out another snarl and pressed one of his hands down between Izuku’s shoulder blades forcing him to lay flat while Bakugou focused on the intruder. The moment Bakugou looked up with wild eyes and a sparking palm metal slammed into the back of his head knocking him out cold.

“Izuku!” Inko said tears in her eyes as she reached down to help him get out from under the alpha. She dropped the frying pan she had used against Bakugou and instead wrapped her arms around her shaken son.

“Mom!” Izuku said returning her hug hurriedly and burying his face into her shirt like he was a child again. Inko provided a comforting support for him as she took Izuku out of the room. She knew his quirk would very well heal the alpha and make things more complicated, so she had to get him out of range. She also didn’t think he was in the state of mind to control it at this moment.

She took him to the living room and sat down on the couch. He still hadn’t let go of her, hiding his face in her shirt but Inko could feel the wetness of obvious tears seeping into the fabric. She ran a calming hand through Izuku’s hair and down his back trying to sooth the rattled omega. It took quite a few more minutes before he calmed down. Once he was breathing evenly and no longer clutching at her so much she allowed herself to get up and grab her phone. She made the call to Mitsuki explaining what had happened and that she needed to come pick up the unconscious alpha. When she hung up the phone Izuku finally spoke.

“Mom, he-he wasn’t himself.” Izuku said through sniffles. She gave her son a sympathetic look. As a beta she didn’t have to worry about cycling. She had dealt with Hisashi when he had been present at the home, she knew just how animalistic alphas could get.

“I know honey.” Inko said sitting back on the couch and letting him lean against her. Inko kept her eyes trained on the hallway and her ears strained for the slightest hint that Bakugou was getting up. In truth she was little worried about how hard she had hit the boy but she definitely didn’t want him to wake up anytime soon. Coming home to a crashing sound in her son’s room had put her on edge and for once she was glad about her worried nature that had convinced her to grab the frying pan.

She looked back to her soon to see that he was desperately trying to wipe away the tears that kept coming. Her heart broke to see him like this. She and Mitsuki should have discussed this more. They should have been prepared for this. Now Izuku had been exposed to Bakugou at the boy’s lowest point, something she had wished to spare him from until the day Izuku might become the explosive boy’s mate. It had always been her and Mitsuki’s presumption that the boys would eventually develop into that kind of relationship.

“I’m so sorry Izuku.” Inko said tilting her head to rest on top of her sons. Izuku put his face in his hands and let out a shaky breath. This day was the worst day ever.

-=-

Izuku rubbed his eyes as he walked to school. He felt incredibly tired because he hadn’t gotten a wink of sleep. Yesterday had been so stressful and yet his body had refused to let him rest. Or more specifically his mind. When he watched Bakugou get dragged out of the house by his parents he realized just how close of a call it had been. If his mother hadn’t shown up he feared what would have happened.

Izuku liked Bakugou. Ever since they were kids Bakugou had looked out for him and cared for him. It was almost a natural inclination that they would become a hero duo. And maybe even mates in the future. It wasn’t like they hadn’t thought about it, since Izuku had to keep his dynamic hidden Bakugou was the only one Izuku could even think of delving into that kind of thing with.

But yesterday had been eye opening. Izuku knew the alpha had been under his first rut, completely out of it from the doses of hormones flowing through his body but… He couldn’t rid himself of the feeling of helplessness that came over him when Bakugou had gripped his neck. It made him feel sick. Long ago Bakugou had promised to never do it again and now that oath was broken. Izuku desperately wanted to talk to Bakugou about this but at the same time didn’t know if he even wanted to see the other boy. He just needed time to think about this and thinking was the one thing his brain had been doing non-stop.

As it turns out he would have plenty of time to himself, Bakugou would be out for at least a week to deal with his rut. And Izuku was definitely not allowed anywhere near the blonds room, or maybe in the vicinity of the house during it. Mitsuki had been so apologetic yesterday, it was the first time Izuku had seen her with wet eyes since he was four.

He continued to replay the events over and over in his head as he made his way to the infirmary to meet with Recovery Girl. It was about an hour before school actually started and this was the time where he had sessions with All Might. Maybe the alpha and beta would be able to give him some advice on how to deal with this broken trust. He slid the door open and walked in to find the skeletal figure of the hero already sitting and waiting. This form still disturbed him greatly but with his help All Might would be able to take back the form that brought peace to the people.

“Good morning All Might.” Izuku said bowing and walking over to sit next to the man. He gave him a tentative smile as he shrugged off his bag and opened to grab some study materials to read while the hero soaked in his aura.

“Good morning young Midoriya.” All Might said as his form slowly grew under the quirks influence. All Might rubbed the back of his head and cleared his throat drawing Izuku’s attention from the papers he had in front of him. “I don’t mean to be nosy, but you look a bit worse for wear today Midoriya, and your quirk is a bit weaker too.”

Izuku nodded sighing, this was the perfect way to start the conversation he wanted to have and All Might seemed willing to listen right now. He bit his lip trying to figure out exactly how to word out the situation without revealing too much.

“I just didn’t get a lot of sleep last night. I was caught up in my head about something a friend did. If you don’t mind can I ask you… What would you do if a friend broke a promise and it ended up hurting you a lot?” Izuku asked hesitantly. There was much more context to the question than that but it was best to keep it simply at the roots. All Might paused to think for a second before nodding to himself.

“Hmm well, you say they hurt you? And that they are your friend?” All Might asked looking to see Izuku nod. “Then if they were truly your friend they probably were hurt as well when they hurt you. I’m sure they have their reasons for doing what ever it is they did and they didn’t honestly want to hurt you. As a hero you must consider what pressures a person faces when making decisions, it’s a valuable skill when facing villains but much more important when facing those you trust.”

“I-I see.” Izuku said tearing at the corner of the paper in his hand looking down at it.

“Of course, just because you understand why they did it doesn’t mean you should automatically forgive this person! Trust is something earned and when it is broken it takes time to repair. You should let them know how you feel but start over with the level of trust you place in them.” All Might added, Izuku seemed pretty upset so whatever it was that had made him that way was likely something important. Izuku paused in his nervous crumpling of paper to ponder the advice.

Could that really work? The thought of starting out fresh with Bakugou gave him a little comfort and yet hurt to think they would be forced to keep a personal distance until it was closed again. Izuku enjoyed the platonic cuddling he sometimes roped Bakugou into when they had sleep overs. Although Bakugou would never admit to doing something so cute. That Bakugou was different from the one that had been in his bedroom yesterday. They might stay a little aloof when Bakugou came out of his rut but this could be repaired. All Might was right, Bakugou probably regretted what happened as much as Izuku wished it didn’t happen.

The thought of Bakugou sharing in the hurt made Izuku feel better about the situation, as weird as that sounded in his head. Izuku slowly felt a weight lifting a bit from him, All Might had certainly helped him with this talk.

-=-

“Midoriya please quiet down.” Aizawa said from the front of the room without turning away from writing on the chalk board. Izuku immediately shut his mouth and blushed putting his head down. Usually Bakugou would warn him if his habit was acting up before it bothered anyone else. But the seat in front of him was empty.

Instead he went back to focusing on the class. They were going over historic trends in crime. Aizawa had written general facts on the board that Izuku quickly copied down.

Dynamic Stats

-45% Alpha population, 80% of crime committed

-45% Beta population, 20% of crime committed

-10% Omega population

“As you all know it is a hero’s job to fight crime. But a dynamic should not be the only thing to worry about when facing a villain. You should be on guard even if they are a beta.” Aizawa muttered unenthusiastically. Izuku paused at that and thought for a moment. There were numerous laws about omegas and dealing with a villain one might get tricky. He raised his hand timidly.

“What is it Midoriya?” Aizawa asked when he turned and spotted the hand.

“Um, what do we do if we find a villain omega?” Izuku asked and some students turned to give him surprised looks. In their mind they probably never thought an omega would do such a thing. Aizawa however nodded like it was a good question.

“Its good that you are asking about this. We should be reviewing Omega protection laws next week. If any of you encounter an omega in the field that shows hostility you are not allowed to engage them unless they are harming themselves or others. And even then you should avoid contact with them as much as possible. They are the OPA’s job not ours.” Aizawa said turning back to the board. “There are courses for heroes to learn how to handle omegas and you have to have a certification to engage them. Otherwise you can face serious charges.”

Izuku nodded figuring this was the case. Really if you weren’t a mate, family member, or certified handler it was illegal to even touch an omega. Long ago in omegas were once simply used in slavery, very much discriminated against. But history marched on and things flipped to the point were society had become over protective of the minority. Going from one extreme to the other.

The lesson continued until they were dismissed for lunch. Izuku felt a little lost without Bakugou there offering companionship. Although his heroic classmates helped fill the void all too readily. Uraraka and Iida flanked him where ever he went, happily taking advantage of the fact that they wouldn’t be driven away by the aggressive alpha.

No one questioned why Bakugou was absent. His mother had surely called to let the school know and with basically the entire class being alpha all of them understood too. And so Izuku strengthened his bonds with the friends around him and the days passed until the weeks end.

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“Mom I’m home.” Said Izuku as he closed the door to the apartment behind him feeling tired after a day of school. It would be just another day or two before Bakugou was due back and despite what had happened he felt the absence of his friend. He trudged into the living room and immediately felt confused.

Boxes were stacked there and he looked around noticing many things already missing from the apartment. Questions bubbled up into his mind just as Inko came down the hall with another box smiling at him although he did interpret the slight tightness to it.

“Welcome home.” She said setting the box down with a sigh of exertion. At his confused look she gave a reassuring explanation of what was going on. “I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and I finally found a house for us! Surprise!” she said excitedly.

Izuku’s moment of confusion slowly passed but he was still baffled. This was so sudden and unexpected, although it wasn’t displeasing to hear. The small apartment felt like home but his mother had always talked about wanting an actual yard. She often tried to keep flowers in their windows and loved gardening. So the move would be great for her.

“That’s great mom! I can’t wait to see it.” Izuku said smiling at her. He still felt like something was off and felt weird that she hadn’t consulted him about it. But seeing her happy made him happy. He helped her box up a few more things before he was sent to his own room to box whatever he wanted to keep. He was admittedly a pack rat so going through his things was way over do anyway.

He boxed up the various All Might merch carefully, and alone in his room his thoughts invaded him. Growing up he had learned not to question his mother’s decisions but this was sprung on him quite suddenly. He was not as oblivious to his mother’s actions as he seemed to be. He knew she was avoiding his father and probably had a few things hidden from even him. But sudden actions usually came from sudden changes in their situation. Like when Bakugou had learned of his dynamic and they left the apartment suddenly to go talk to the Bakugous.

He fidgeted at the thought that they might be in trouble and she was hiding it from him. Maybe one of the neighbors were getting suspicious of his dynamic, or had caught his scent in the hall or something. Whatever the reason for the move he trusted his mother’s judgement and wouldn’t upset her by pushing at it.

He brought a box out into the living room and set it down taking a moment to look over at the couch. It held a lot of memories for him in his childhood. He had stayed inside a lot as a kid because of his dynamic. His mother had wanted to lessen any chance of him being exposed as possible. The vague fuzzy memories of Tomachan also played in his head as he stared at the couch. He wondered where the alpha had ended up after all these years. He’d have to ask his dad later.

-=-

The TV droned on as Tomura sat there motionless listening with full attention. The two mindless puppets squabbled back forth about the announcement that had just come fresh from the hero school itself. One was ecstatic to know that the Symbol of Peace would be training the youth. The other was taking on a more cynical tone about how this would take up a lot of the hero’s time when he might be needed elsewhere. Tomura disagreed with the man. He quite liked the idea of keeping all the trash in one spot. It would make the purge so much easier.

“You should blink Tomura.” Kurogiri helpfully suggested from behind the bar making the boy snort. He didn’t need to blink, he had gone much longer staring at screens when he had lived with the Midoriyas. Thoughts of Izu-chan put him in a grumpy mood. The little omega had been irritating to say the least at first when he had met him. But over time his presence soothed Tomura and he admitted he missed the cheerful presence in this rather dark world.

Kurogiri sighed mournfully as a glass disintegrated, a victim of his charges mood swings. The dust fell onto his polished bar dirtying it again after he had spent the last hour making it shine.

“Sensei almost has that Nomu ready. The boss fight is going to be thrilling.” Tomura said turning away from the screen to regard the meager pile of ashes. The thought that the symbol of peace could reduce to something like this made him smile. But it wasn’t going to be up to him to deliver the finishing blow. No it would be Kurogiri and Tomura was extremely jealous of that fact.

-=-

The move had gone smoothly and the home his mother had found was small but still beautiful. It had a yard with a garden that she tended to immediately. They were on the outskirts of the city but Izuku didn’t mind, he was just happy to see some of the tension that had been in his mother’s shoulders fade away. Whatever had been stressing her seemed to have disappeared with their move. They still had a few things left at the apartment but most of their things had made it over now.

The move had put him on edge today although there was something else happening today that had his stomach twisting in knots. Bakugou would be coming back to school today. He didn’t know how to feel about it. On one hand he had felt incredibly lonely even with Uraraka’s and Iida’s close company over the week. On the other the last time he had seen the alpha his eyes were crazed and lustful and his hands had been pinning him to the floor.

Izuku rubbed the back of his neck in the memory of the scuffle as he walked along the road lost in thought. He was definitely upset at the blonde for doing that to him, but he also knew Bakugou had been under the influence of heavy hormones because of the rut. It had been the first rut for the alpha and from what he had heard the first tends to be the worst since the alpha is unfamiliar with how to handle the sudden influx of hormones. So maybe now that the worst was over thing would be better. Izuku nodded at that thought. They could get through this, it would just take time like All Might had said.

“Can you give us a comment about All Might?!” came a voice with the shoving of a microphone into Izuku’s face snapping him out of his thoughts and mutterings. Izuku jumped at the unexpected contact and suddenly realized there was a crowd in front of the school.

“U-Um what?” Izuku stuttered taking a step back but found his space being enclosed as other unfamiliar people closed in shouting more questions at him with eager expressions. His eyes darted around feeling a little trapped by the sudden attention.

“Has the Symbol of Peace been an asset in the classroom as much as he has been on the streets?” another said pushing their microphone towards him and battling to keep it there against the one that had already been in front of him. Izuku felt himself shrink against the scents around him feeling over whelmed.

“H-He-“ Izuku started but was quickly cut off.

“Back off you bunch of vultures!” A familiar voice growled coming up beside Izuku. Izuku’s gaze snapped to Bakugou as he pushed his way past the crowd. Their eyes met but Bakugou quickly looked away scowl deepening with what looked like shame. He didn’t say anything directly to Izuku but came and stood in front of him blocking him from the prying eyes of the media.

“Hey kid we’re just trying to get a story!” a reporter heckled and Bakugou actually growled at the man. Even if he was young Bakugou was still an intimidating alpha and the crowd parted to make a path for him when he stepped forward. He spared a glance back at Izuku who nodded back to him and came to follow behind as they made it to the school entrance and out of the crowd.

Izuku sighed in relief although his hands fidgeted. He found himself wanting to reach out and hold onto Bakugou, an embarrassing desire. Bakugou still was silent as he looked over at the omega regarding him with a tight expression. They continued on to the classroom in this awkward state.

“Kacchan.” Izuku said from his seat behind the alpha watching as the blonde stiffened from being addressed. He desperately wanted to break the spell that had fallen between them but before he could Aizawa entered the classroom giving announcements and putting forth that the class needed to choose a class representative. Izuku bit his lip eyes never leaving the blonde while the rest of the class started chattering excitedly.

“Midoriya have you written down your vote yet?” Iida asked carefully approaching the small boy while keeping his eyes on the alpha in front of him. But Bakugou appeared unusually subdued today not even turning to acknowledge the alpha’s approach.

“Ah! Yes!” Midoriya said carefully folding the piece of paper out of sight. He had voted for Iida, the other boy had an air of authority and a passion for upholding order that most others didn’t display. He dropped the vote into the collection bin and went back to worrying about the alpha in front of him. Iida seemed to notice this and his eyes looked back and forth between the beta and alpha wondering what was going on.

He didn’t want to jump to conclusions but the beta and alpha seemed pretty close. Bakugou had just been out on his rut while Midoriya had remained at school. Could it be that they were in a relationship and currently struggling with the alpha’s rut? He shook his head. Whatever it was it was a private issue between the boys and one he shouldn’t intrude on.

The classes votes were cast and counted ending up with Iida as class president and Momo as the deputy. Izuku tried to smile for Iida but again he couldn’t help but shift to the back of Bakugou’s head. He wouldn’t be able to focus unless they squared away this air between them.

-=-

Bakugou could feel emerald eyes boring into his back the entire class. It put him on edge and made shame build up inside himself. Shame was not an emotion he had really ever felt but over the past week it had consumed him. He was aware of what he had done to the little omega, he remembered it through a layer of haziness. He remained silent to the other boy out of fear that the next thing to come out of his mouth would fix nothing and only drive the wedge deeper between them.

Fuck that rut had been rough when he held these conflicted feelings. He glanced back at Izuku one time during the class and felt his face heat up. He had gotten through the rut thinking about Izuku and the encounter he had had with him in the omega’s room. Every time he had gotten through a wave of lust he felt guilty afterwards after having imagined the scene in Izuku’s room playing out without interruption. He hated himself for it. He wasn’t exactly sure what his relationship with Izuku was anymore… but he knew he wanted to be closer.

Finally the class was dismissed for lunch and he couldn’t stand it anymore. This guilt was overwhelming him and he grit his teeth against it replying to his hurt with his usual defense. Anger. He was lost in self loathing until something unexpected happened. He felt a hand touch his back and he stiffened at the contact slowly turning to see Izuku’s big concerned eyes. He had specifically avoided touching Izuku, he didn’t deserve to.

“Kacchan, lets go talk.” Izuku said lowly to him so the others couldn’t pick up on it. Bakugou nodded, compliant to anything the omega needed from him at the moment. They filtered out of the class with all the others headed to the cafeteria. Bakugou felt the familiar prickle of aggression rise in him when Round Face and Four Eyes came to ask Izuku to join them but kept himself restrained. He had no right to interfere.

Although his repressed attitude only seemed to worry the omega more than comfort him. He followed after the shorter boy and down the hall finding an isolated spot and turned to him with searching eyes. Bakugou couldn’t help but let the words slip out between he lips before Izuku could open his mouth.

“I’m sorry.” Bakugou said looking down at the freckled face. Izuku froze for a moment before the tiniest smile came onto his face. Bakugou could see forgiveness coming onto the other’s face and all he wanted to do was punch something at how stupidly fast the omega was willing to accept him back.

“Don’t fucking look at me like that!” he snarled startling the omega before correcting the direction of his anger back inwards.  “Not after what I did…” he said softer.

“Kacchan… It’s okay-“

“NO ITS FUCKING NOT!” Bakugou said voice echoing in the empty hall and making the omega swivel his head around looking for any eavesdroppers. “Don’t try to act like it. I was too fucking weak! I almost… God damn it I almost did that to you, Deku. Don’t tell me you're fine with it.”

Izuku was quiet for a long time letting Bakugou pant his frustrations into the air and clench his fists. A conflicted look came onto his face before biting his lip and nodding. Then he seemed to come to a decision because he set determined filled eyes on the alpha.

“I-I forgive you Kacchan.” Izuku said and before Bakugou could snarl at him again he continued on. “And I wouldn’t mind doing…that…with you.” He said softer, face going beet red and eyes going back to the floor in nervousness before shooting back up and locking onto Bakugou’s shocked face. “J-Just not now! Not everything at once…And definitely not during a rut.”

Bakugou couldn’t believe his ears and involuntarily his mind pushed the fantasies he had entertained himself with during his rut to the forefront of his mind causing him to blush too like the idiot in front of him. He felt the guilt he had been feeling for days slowly falling off his shoulders but knew he had a long way to go before he could allow himself to be carefree around the omega again. He didn’t know how to respond to the sudden confession Izuku had given him and the longer he stood in silent shock the more nervous the omega seemed to become.

“I m-mean if you actually wanted to. Unless that was all because of your rut… Oh god did I just make this worse? I just thought-I mean you know, we’ve been so close all this time and I kind of like you a lot more than I thought. And then the rut happened and you were gone for a week and I couldn’t stop thinking and worrying about you and what is happening between us-“ Izuku said spiraling into a muttering bout as his face only grew redder than Shitty Hair’s hair.

“Deku.” Bakugou said breaking the fretting omega off from his spilling words. Izuku looked up at him with the stupidest expression. “Ok.”

It was the tiniest reply but Izuku seemed to register the alpha’s agreement like it was the announcement of a life time. Looking up at him with a smile slowly spreading over his lips. It almost felt like things were patched between them.

And then alarms went off in the school.

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Both Izuku and Bakugou jerked at the sudden sound blaring in the halls warning students to get to safety. Izuku looked around confused trying to figure out what had caused the alarm to go off while Bakugou bristled and turned to see students coming in a flood down the hallway. Without thinking Bakugou placed his hands on either side of Izuku and pressed them both against the wall to avoid the sudden torrent of confused and frightened students. Still some pressed up against Bakugou and shove past him. Any contact made resulted in a snarl or growl from the alpha while he carefully shielded them both from the crowd.

Izuku paled at the feeling of being trapped by the alpha. He couldn’t help the sudden snap of his mind back to his bedroom but shook his thoughts out of it and looked up at Bakugou’s disgruntled face, happy to see the alpha was well within his senses.

“What the fuck has gotten into these extras?!” Bakugou snarled after a particularly harsh shove. Still with the muscles he had he was able to keep Izuku caged in a relatively comfortable space. He stood as a rigid wall between the omega and chaos.

“I don’t know but obviously somethings wrong!” Izuku said urgently next to him, breath breezing over Bakugou’s collar bone and making him unconsciously shiver. Then he secretly scolded himself in his head, Izuku had confessed to him not even thirty seconds ago and he was already thinking with his dick. “We should find a teacher and figure out what’s going on.”

Bakugou grunted agreement but judging from the large pressure still against his back getting through this crowd would be ridiculous. It was then that Izuku’s eyes widened staring at something over Bakugou’s shoulder and he turned to see what it was. Four Eyes was flying past them and circling in quite a comical way. Both Bakugou and Izuku stared at him flying past with dumbfounded looks and when the nosy alpha splat against the wall Bakugou chuckled while Izuku watched on with concern.

“ITS ALRIGHT EVERYONE! ITS JUST THE MEDIA OUTSIDE SETTING OFF THE ALARMS!” Iida announced from his perch. At his proclamation students gradually stilled and began to confusedly disperse and talk. The atmosphere calmed down under Iida’s watchful alpha authority and Izuku smiled knowing he had picked the right person for class representative.

Bakugou didn’t back off from the omega until the majority of the hall had cleared out. Then he reluctantly pulled away from Izuku letting the other boy regain his sense of personal space. They both stood there awkwardly for a moment, unsure if they should try to continue the previous conversation or not. Izuku’s stomach chose for them when it grumbled quite loudly at them making Izuku blush.

“Um, do you want to go grab lunch?” Izuku said sheepishly and a knowing smile on his lips.

“Sure.” Bakugou said happy to not bring up the previous topic or risk looking as stupid as his omega looked. Izuku’s smile turned on full power and he led the way back to the cafeteria where students filtered back in

“Deku over here!” Uraraka called from a table near by after they had loaded up their trays. With things patched up with Izuku Bakugou gladly let out a growl towards her when they approached. Although he still took the seat next to Izuku without further complaint.

“Iida that was very heroic of you just now.” Izuku said leaning forward to see the alpha sitting beside Uraraka.

“It was nothing. I simply fulfilled the duty of a fellow student to inform others of the situation.” Iida said adjusting his glasses although there was a hint of a blush of his cheeks from the praise.

“But seriously man that rocked! I’m glad you got to be the class rep. Good to know we can count on you in emergencies!” Kirishima said joining the conversation and plopping down next to Bakugou who scowled at the unwanted company. Kaminari followed him over and sat opposite to the red head nodding agreement.

“I am honored to hear that you are able to trust me with this responsibility.” Iida said formally while the blush deepened on his face and a smile tugged at his lips.

“Well it is always important to be calm in situations like that. You handled it as well as a pro.” Asui said across the table from Uraraka. And the rest of the lunch was spent trying to see how red Iida could grow under praise. Kirishima managed to even keep up a conversation with Bakugou during the lunch. The red head was persistent and unflinching to the other alpha’s attitude. That combined with Kaminari’s idiotic comments giving Bakugou an excuse to insult someone put Bakugou in a begrudgingly social able mood.

They all headed back to class as a group. Izuku watched Bakugou out of the corner of his eye, he was very happy to see the alpha finally opening up to others. Bakugou had been glued to him since they had started at UA and he worried the alpha would get isolated. Izuku didn’t want him to be isolated, not like he had been over the years. It was also a relief to see the alpha allowing others to approach Izuku without growling. He had settled for simply glaring at the others. A very big improvement indeed.

The others entered the class and Izuku waved them off. He needed to head to the infirmary to see if All Might was here yet. They hadn’t had a session yet today and Recovery Girl still hadn’t paged him so he wanted to go check himself. He hurried down the halls and into the familiar sterile room spotting his mentor sitting at her computer updating files.

“Um, is All Might here yet?” Izuku asked after they exchanged greetings.

“No, he appears to be pretty late. I was informed he got caught up in some hero work on his way to the school. No doubt that bone head is flaunting his power around when he has you waiting to recharge him.” Recovery Girl huffed from her seat. “Seriously, that man is getting careless with you around.”

“I think he’s just excited to be able to help people again without having to worry about any time limits.” Izuku said cheerily. The thought that he was being depended on by his idol made him giddy inside.

“Well, I will page you when his deflated self gets here. Oh, but you should hurry along Midoriya, I believe you have rescue training scheduled. It’s perfect practice for support heroes. Since the buffoon isn’t here Aizawa will likely be over seeing it.” Recovery Girl said making Izuku nod and excitedly scamper to the door.

“And you should really make better use of your suit’s equipment!” she called after him making him pause at the door and turn confused towards her. She huffed at the expression he was making. Clearly someone hadn’t explained things to him. No wonder he had seemed so defenseless during his mock battles.

“What do you mean?” Izuku asked taking a step back towards her eager to hear about this. He knew his suit had been designed by a few upperclassmen from the support class who had been his patients during his time with Recovery Girl before he started his freshmen year.

“There are plenty of features on your suit, those wings of yours are inflatable and can lift you out of an area for example. And the entirety of it is made of the same material as Aizawa’s scarf. They should have left you some instructions in your suit’s case.” Recovery Girl said shaking her head, “For now just head to training. By the time your training concludes All Might should be back and waiting.”

Izuku nodded and headed off to the classroom with a promise to see his mentor later. The knowledge that he had tools available to him that he didn’t even know about made him think the outcomes of those battles could have been different. He’d have to search his suit’s case thoroughly for those instructions. Maybe he could glance over them before they started the exercise.

He made it back to the classroom to hear the announcement that they needed to be suited up and on the bus in ten minutes. Bakugou had already grabbed his suit case and handed it to him heading out to the locker room and bathroom as they usually did. Izuku quickly made his way inside with Bakugou on his heels checking each stall to make sure the place was empty.

He opened the case and pulled out his bag and costume leaving the inside empty and making him frown. Where were these instruction at? It was then that he spotted the folded up papers shoved between the packing of the case and the wall of it. He quickly pulled it out and scanned over it.

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Bakugou went back out to the hall to stand guard at the door like he always did. Kirishima spared him a questioning glance as he entered the locker room across from him but didn’t make a comment on it. He folded his arms and dutifully waited for Izuku to come out. A small smile quirked at the edges of his lips as he thought about how cute the other looked in their hero get up.

“Excuse me could you move?” someone asked snapping him from his thoughts. He glared at the taller student who dared to interrupt his musings. The other boy just looked at him with very tired eyes, the idiot looked like he hadn’t had a single good nights sleep in years. His fucking hair looked like an imitation of Einstein’s with an odd purple coloring.

“This one is out of order move along dipshit.” Bakugou said dismissively. Still he let off a little of his scent so the moron would get the picture and move on. Except the other seemed to blink at his rudeness and raise his eyebrows. He easily looked over Bakugou’s shoulder to see the door to the bathroom free of any sign that might have confirmed the blonde’s story. Bakugou felt himself twitch a little at being overlooked, quite literally, and having his demand questioned by the beta in front of him.

“It doesn’t look out of order to me.” The beta said calmly yet his eyes bespoke of a challenge to Bakugou’s authority making his lips jerk into a sneer.

“Well with how fucking tired you look I’m surprised you can even stand. So how but you go away before I help you get to sleep?” Bakugou said threateningly puffing his chest out and clenching his fists, teeth still bared. The other boy didn’t back down though instead his eyes looked down on him half lidded with cockiness that could match the alpha’s own.

“How about you move?” the other boy said and suddenly Bakugou took a step to the side leaving the door completely open to intrusion. Bakugou was in shock at his own actions unable to comprehend what had just happened. He realized he couldn’t move either and he strained against mental chains. The other boy looked at him with self-satisfaction and moved to open the door.

“Kacchan sorry for taking so long I got distrac-“ Izuku said opening the door only to run into a strange beta nose first into the other’s chest. Izuku backed up blinking at the unexpected stranger but immediately put his hands up in apology.

“Oh! Sorry didn’t realize you were coming in.” Izuku said holding the door open for the other boy. The purple haired boy walked in with his eyes sweeping over the bathroom finding it empty except for the other beta who was dressed in an obvious hero costume.

“Thanks.” Shinsou said simply brushing past the other. He really did need to pee but when he had come across the blonde standing guard outside the door to the bathroom he had gotten a little angry. Bullies often had the tactic to post a thug at the door while the ruffed some poor kid up out of sight. With the alpha’s attitude he had thought someone might need help in here.

But it appeared he was wrong and he kicked himself inwardly for using his quirk without proper justification. So he wondered into a stall and locked it behind himself knowing he might need a barrier between himself and the guard. Then he released his quirk’s hold on the other.

“Kacchan are you okay?” Izuku said with concern as the door to the bathroom closed behind him. The blonde was standing there with a blank face, which was disturbing to see because Bakugou was always an animated person. Just as he reached out to touch Bakugou’s shoulder he seemed to snap out of his daze and his face contorted with rage again.

“That slimy fucker!” he snarled swiveling toward that door to the bathroom with the intention of beating the shit out of the smug bastard.

“Kacchan stop! You need to get dressed or we won’t make it to the bus on time!” Izuku said pushing back against Bakugou. Bakugou paused and then reluctantly turned to the locker rooms storming into them. Instead, settling for denting one of the locker doors and disturbing the other boys changing. He just didn’t want to upset Izuku today so he would let it go. For now. He could always track that jackass down later and out of sight from the omega.

Izuku gave a sigh of relief at seeing the alpha follow his plea before settling into his usual spot next to the locker room door. Kirishima popped out and asked if he wanted to walk to the bus but he declined wanting to wait for Bakugou. The red head shrugged and continued on. The door opposite to Izuku opened again and the strange student emerged. When he spotted Izuku he awkwardly rubbed his neck and stepped over to him looking like he wanted to say something. Izuku figured it was about Bakugou’s territorial attitude, no doubt the blonde had been less than civil to the boy who just needed to use the restroom.

“Um, sorry if Kacchan gave you a hard time. He was just trying to do me a favor.” Izuku said glancing up at the other sheepishly. The other averted their gaze looking almost guilty.

“I may have reacted a bit harshly too. I just thought someone might be in trouble and jumped to conclusions about your friend. Tell him sorry for me.” Shinsou said making Izuku confused for a second before piecing together how the other student might have perceived the situation. Even students who weren’t in his class were heroic in this school, it made Izuku smile.

“It was heroic of you to try and help, even if it wasn’t what you thought it was. I’ll tell him you apologized!” Izuku said brightly to the other making Shinsou pause in the nervous rubbing of his neck. The kid in the hero costume just called him heroic. He turned away quickly and walked away calling a good bye over his shoulder and hiding his blush from the other’s happy eyes.

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“Everyone single file on the bus!” Iida shouted and seemed to have spawned a whistle out of no where as he set about organizing the students. Aizawa watched with indifference a little appeased since it meant less work for him. Izuku came jogging over to join the others with Bakugou on his heels. Izuku had told him that the strange purple haired boy did apologize but the alpha’s only response was a grunt. Izuku was just glad the student wasn’t in their class so they probably wouldn’t run into each other again.

Izuku settled on the bus next to Asui while Kirishima managed to corner Bakugou in another seat. The ride was spent mostly with their growing group of friends consoling Iida because his loading plan had failed. Then Kirishima had noticed how Bakugou was in a crappy mood. That only served for the group to turn their attention to the hot headed blonde and they lightly teased him. They riled him up enough to get him to blow off steam by yelling at them and throwing around insults.

By the time they rolled up to the strange dome Bakugou had burned up any anger about the bathroom incident and now was thoroughly pissed at all his snickering friends. He even spotted Izuku hiding his mouth behind his hand holding back a traitorous chuckle. He glared at the omega but it only seemed to make him laugh harder the sound ringing out unable to be held back. Begrudgingly he felt his anger ebbing away when he heard the charming laugh.

When they entered the building Izuku’s eyes went huge as he took in the sections of training areas. In all honesty the place looked like an amusement park and he buzzed with sudden excitement. Rescue missions would likely become his specialty in the future and this would be his first-time training for it. He was very determined to make his mark and not leave in defeat like in the mock battles.

To the surprise to a lot of students they had a guest teacher today and Uraraka bounced up and down at the sight of Thirteen while tugging on Izuku’s arm explaining her admiration for the hero. Bakugou came up behind them and growled at the beta’s contact with Izuku but all straightened out when Thirteen’s introduction came with an ominous warning about how dangerous one’s quirk can be and the importance of awareness with their powers. At the warning Bakugou brushed up against Izuku’s other side and subtlety squeezed his hand. Izuku blushed at that but allowed the contact and even gave a gentle squeeze back.

Bakugou was highly aware of his quirks destructive capabilities. When they were younger a smaller Izuku had questioned their compatibility as a hero duo. It had definitely disturbed the alpha who simply took his frustrations out by making them practice harder. It sometimes snuck up on Bakugou when they were talking about their future and was a sore spot for him. Still he never let Izuku say stupid things like that again.

Izuku didn’t look over at the alpha instead continued listening curiously to the teacher. Thirteen was listed as a beta in registries but their hero costume kept them sealed off from other’s so he was unable to pick up a scent. In his head he secretly wondered if he might not be the first omega hero. Maybe there was one standing right in front of him right now. The thought made him smile and comfort him that maybe he wasn’t alone. Another squeeze on his hand reminded him that he would never be alone.

“Alright then let’s get started.” Aizawa said stepping forward. The lights of the facility flickered as if on que and the fountain below them spurted. Izuku looked around ready to see the disasters start up when a strange swirling purple mist opened up below them in the middle of the building.

“Is this part of the exercise?” Kirishima asked squinting at the oddity. And then a person stepped through the mist followed by many more slowly building into a rather large crowd below them.

“Everyone stay back!” Aizawa said throwing out an arm to halt any curious wondering to the fore front. The students quickly picked up on the change in atmosphere as both the pros turned to face the apparently unexpected development. Aizawa’s next words had Izuku’s blood running cold and Bakugou’s hand gripping his own in sudden protectiveness. “Those are villains down there. Real villains. Thirteen I’m counting on you to get the students out.”

Aizawa placed his goggles over his eyes indicating he was preparing for battle. Izuku thought back to the video he had seen of him fighting. Aizawa was very capable in hand to hand combat. But he was outnumbered by the tens and who knew the level of training this group had.

“But there are too many even for you! You need help!” Izuku said taking a step forward. Bakugou immediately tugged back against his hand not liking at all the way the omega was getting out in front. He kept his eyes trained down on the intruders while Izuku appealed to their teacher. Bakugou was confident in a fight against such lowlife scum but he was no fool. Infiltrating this facility so deep in secure hero territory told him these people might be above common thugs. They had to have a plan.

Aizawa gave Izuku a reassuring comment before jumping down into the fray fighting off multiple villains at once. Todoroki voiced the same line of thoughts Bakugou had just gone through in his head with annoying accuracy and Thirteen urged them all towards the entrance. Bakugou growled at the thought of retreating while Izuku stared down at the battles going on in front of him mesmerized by Aizawa’s fighting style.

“Come on Deku.” Bakugou said for once being a voice of reason and tugging the omega out of his musing and dragging him after the other students towards the door. Izuku’s brow furrowed as he watched the villains below him specifically watching the purple mist and a man standing with many hands on himself. A bell was ringing in his head but he couldn’t locate it.

They made it about half way to the entrance when the mist suddenly sprang up in front of them causing the closest students to jump back in shock. A strange morphing happened with the mist and strange glowing yellow eye strips appeared narrowing down at them.

“I know its impolite, but we have come to say hello in this haven of justice. It’s a befitting place for the last breath the symbol of peace should take. Yet I see no sign of the hero when he was scheduled to be here today. No matter, I still have a job to do.” The purple mist muttered aloud to them causing shock to radiate through the students. Bakugou grit his teeth letting go of Izuku’s hand and jumping forward with Kirishima in an attack. If he was going to get Izuku out of here they needed to get this guy out of the way. Izuku was still shocked by the words the mist man had uttered and didn’t realize Bakugou was in action until the alpha had left his side. So the boy’s ended up attacking without Izuku’s boost backing them.

Bakugou let off an explosion while Kirishima aimed a well placed blow at the strangers body. Mist fluttered at the actions but quickly reformed with only a glimpse of metal shown in the swirling fog.

“Get back!” Thirteen shouted and the to boys complied dodging out of the way as the pro prepared to release their quirk. But purple mist enveloped the group quickly causing confusion and fright.

“Kacchan!” Izuku said squinting in the darkness trying to figure out where the blonde had gone.

“Deku!” Bakugou called in response and Izuku spun to the side looking for him. A pale hand reached out to him through the fog only to slowly disappear before Izuku could grab it. Izuku panicked as the fog dissipated leaving him to stare at an abandoned area of the path way. Bakugou had just been there and now he was gone. He frantically looked around and realized most of the class was gone too. Only a few remained with Thirteen.

-=-

Bakugou snarled stepping forward and reaching to where he had heard Izuku’s voice but found nothing. The strange purple fog only seemed to grow denser until suddenly he felt the floor leave him. He prepared himself and landed with both feet onto the concrete floor eyes already scanning his surroundings for any sign of where Izuku had ended up. But the people he saw were low level thugs inching towards him and Kirishima confused but standing at his back.

“FUCK!” Bakugou shouted letting off explosions from his palms and turning with unbridled fury on the challengers around him. Without much conversation he and Kirishima went to work cleaning the trash stalking towards them in the room. He found it to be surprisingly easy to work with the other boy who moved to accommodate his attacks.

“Whew, that was easier than I thought it’d be.” Kirishima said wiping his brow once the attackers had been decimated. He turned and gave a smile to Bakugou who was oddly quiet and staring out the window of the broken down building they were in. At least they were still in the USJ, they could see the center battle from where they were. “Come on Bakugou we need to go help any others.”

“You go do that. I’m headed to get that warping fucker.” Bakugou growled eyes locking on the mist’s location near the center of the facility. He was surprised the fog man wasn’t still guarding the door, was he able to warp everyone away? If he did, did that mean they had been warped to other ambushes? He shook off any worry that tried to cling to him. He had trained Izuku and as long as the villains were as bad as the ones he had been sent to he doubted Izuku would be in any serious danger.

Right now his top priority should be to cut off any escape route the villains had. That meant getting the tricky mist man and he grinned. He had spotted the man’s weakness when they attacked. He wondered if that was half the reason the man had hurried to warp them away.

-=-

While Bakugou had been off fighting in the earth quake section the students left on the pathway quickly packed together to face the villain. It was quickly determined that Iida needed to deliver news back to campus by foot since communication was cut off. Izuku was quick to offer a boost to Iida who gratefully accepted. Someone suggested Izuku piggy back the alpha like he did in the mock battles, but it was too risky to limit Iida’s movement against the villain. So he would be supporting him until he managed to slip through the door.

“Get behind me!” Thirteen shouted to the remaining students who scrambled to follow orders. Thirteen released their black hole quirk sucking up much of the mist and restricting the villain’s movements. The mist man didn’t appear all that fazed by it and even laughed at their efforts to contain him. Yet with Izuku casting his aura on Iida the boy moved faster than the mist could react. Once Iida made it past the villain Izuku had to awkwardly angle the aura to curve around the villain, a feat he had yet to completely master.

With everyone focused on Iida the warper took their distraction as his chance to open a portal behind Thirteen causing massive damage to the pros back to everyone’s horror. With the restriction gone the mist stretched towards Iida who had stopped to open the large facility doors. He was out of Izuku’s max range so Izuku was unable to offer a boost of strength. Fortunately for him his classmates proved to be more reliable and were able to throw the mist man off of Iida’s heels. Everyone felt victorious once the alpha disappeared beyond the doors.

“Deku! Hurry we need to get Thirteen back up!” Uraraka called turning his attention back to the fallen hero.

“Are they still breathing?” Izuku asked the grim question with a bit of fear. The suited hero had yet to move after the attack.

“It looks like it. Just hurry up!” Uraraka said with tears in her eyes. Izuku nodded already jogging over to them from his spot up front where he had been aiming at Iida. But the next step he took made his stomach flip because it didn’t meet ground but sunk into nothing. He pitched forward in shock looking up in time to see Uraraka running forward to grab him but missing and he was suddenly falling through mist.

He fell with a bit of a delay onto the concrete floor and scrambled to his feet taking stock of his surroundings. He ended up further towards the center of the facility next to a few unconscious thugs. It looked like the mist man had dropped him in a random location to prevent him from healing Thirteen. He turned his head to look at the top of the stairs intent on running back to the others when he caught sight of Aizawa taking out the last of the henchmen. He looked tired and his elbow was incredibly damaged. He needed to heal his teacher before heading for Thirteen, who would take quite a while to fully heal.

“Aizawa!” Izuku called running forward unthinkingly as he focused on the wounded arm. But as his teacher snapped his head towards him there was a strange flash and suddenly there was a huge, monstrous man standing behind the pro. Izuku’s eyes widened in sudden fear and he opened his mouth to scream a warning but before any sound came out the sickening crack of bones rang out.

For the second time in the span of ten minutes Izuku watched as a hero crumpled at the hands of a villain. The strange beast like villain with exposed brains and a beak was snapping Aizawa’s bones like twigs causing the pro to bellow out in pain. The sound had Izuku’s feet moving again without his knowledge he was running forward again almost to his teacher when the beast looked up seeing him coming.

Suddenly it was in front of him and Izuku had to dig his heels into the ground to avoid smacking into his chest. The dodging practice he had with Bakugou kicked in immediately and he ducked as arms swung out to grab him. He jumped backwards trying to gain some distance between himself and the attacker but a flash told him the enemy was moving too. Reacting on instinct he dove to the side rolling out of the monster’s reach again.

“Midoriya run!” he heard Aizawa yell along with a sputtering of wetness which could only be assumed to be blood from his teacher. Izuku tried to look back at the man to check on his condition but his left arm was grabbed in a literally bone crunching grip.

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Tomura was furious. He had come to take down the symbol of peace but the guy was a no show. But he couldn’t stay in a bad mood when he watched Eraser Head slowly take out all his men. It really was cool to watch and reminded him of his childhood watching pros win against impossible odds. But the longer he watched the easier it was to tell the pros weakness and Tomura struck the moment he thought he could slowly dissolving the hero’s elbow. He was gleeful at that success even as he was knocked away.

But still the pro endured and continued taking down men. Tomura stood watching in awe but knew the pro wouldn’t fare well when Nomu was released. As he punched the last of the henchmen into unconsciousness. The hero’s head snapped to the side like he was distracted by something and Tomura took full advantage of it.

“Nomu, get him.” Tomura commanded and the tool was gone in a flash reappearing and taking down the troublesome hero with ease. Tomura practically purred with satisfaction at the wet crunching noises coming from the Nomu.

“Tomura.” Kurogiri said slowly coming into existence next to him. Tomura knew immediately that something must have gone wrong if Kurogiri was no longer guarding the door. He absentmindedly rubbed his neck in preparation for his anger. He grunted at the mist as a way to prompt him to explain what he surely needed to say.

“I have incapacitated the hero Thirteen, however one student managed to slip past me.” Kurogiri reported in a hesitant voice knowing how royally he had screwed up. Tomura started to scratch furiously at his throat growling at this news. He had half a mind to reach over and try to disintegrate the mist but knew it was a futile effort so instead he dug deeper at his own neck.

“Kurogiri you-“ he started to seethe but was distracted by something that was happening in front of him. There was a small figure running towards the Nomu. That figure had bouncy green messy hair and bright green eyes. From where he stood he couldn’t make out the freckles but instinctually knew they were there. Tomura had froze his scratching and his single visible eye widened.

“Midoriya run!” Eraser Head yelled and confirmed Tomura’s suspicion. He couldn’t believe it, what was a quirkless omega doing here? A snapping sound and a scream brought Tomura out of his spiraling thoughts.

“Nomu! Bring that over here!” Tomura shouted making the beast pause when it had reached forward with a large hand to no doubt crush the boy’s skull. Kurogiri felt even more confused at this new development that had snapped Tomura from a tantrum so quickly.

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Izuku screamed in pain as he felt the bones pretty much shatter in his arm. When he realized the villain would be engaging him he had shoved his aura close to his skin but with physical contact the monster had on his arm made him able to use it. The creature was ridiculously strong if Izuku wanted to live he needed to get out of its grip. Gritting past the pain Izuku looked for a weak spot. Bakugou had always encouraged him to go for eyes but Izuku discovered to his horror that the things brains were exposed. In a feat of flexibility Izuku contorted and used the creatures own body as leverage to run up him and kick at the exposed organ hoping to daze the other and loosen the grip.

Nothing happened. Instead the creature reached forward with its free hand towards his head and Izuku saw death approaching him quickly. He shut his eyes and flinched away letting a few tears force their way through and down his cheeks. He heard a shout though he didn’t pay attention to what it said, instead he held his breath waiting for the end. He just hoped Bakugou would make it out alive.

But the hand never reached his face and Izuku slowly opened his eyes to see the hand hovering about an inch from his face. He whimpered when the creature raised him off the ground by the broken arm. Then they were moving too quickly for Izuku to make out, his surroundings blurred either from the speed or pain he couldn’t tell. He let out a yelp when they came to a stop and he swung from the grip in a sickening and unnatural manner by the shattered arm.

“Put him down.” A raspy voice said and Izuku was released falling onto his butt on the ground. He sucked in a breath and immediately placed his arm between his legs and pulled. The pain made his vision spotty but right now he needed to keep the arm straight and avoid having it heal crookedly. With that done, he finally looked up with hazy pained eyes and caught the scent of the strange alpha in front of him.

Izuku recognized the scent instantly. It sharply pierced his senses and dragged forth the identity of the person in front of him. The shaggy hair and slouched posture, Tomachan hadn’t changed that much besides growing bigger.

“Tomachan?” Izuku asked confused as he looked up at the other boy. He blinked away more tears trying to get a better look and make sure he wasn’t being deceived.

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Kurogiri’s glowing eyes widened as he finally made connections to what was happening. This was Hisashi’s son and Tomura’s childhood friend. What was he doing here and why was he in a hero outfit? The boy barely looked like his father, small and rather adorable to look at. Hisashi was tall had a menacing aura and the freckles that added charm to the boy in front of him looked like the tiny droplets of dried blood on the bridge of his father’s nose. If not for the name, Kurogiri would never have made the connection between the two.

 Tomura stared down at the omega uncomprehendingly. This was impossible. Yet there Izuku was sitting in front of him in pain and crying like he did all the time as a child. He also caught sight of red shoes of the boy’s feet. He had similar ones adorning him own. It brought back memories unbidden from his mind.

They had gotten matching shoes when they lived together. The overly cheerful Izuku had gotten him an identical pair after he and Inko had gone out shopping. Apparently the omega had kept up the tradition of wearing red shoes up until the present. As had Tomura.

“W-why are you here?” Izuku asked still horribly baffled at the other’s presence as much as Tomura was by him. The question had Tomura frowning remembering with sudden clarity the goal he had come to do.

“Why are you here Izu-chan? Did Hisashi send you?” Tomura asked ignoring Izuku’s question in favor of quenching his own confused state.

“Dad? Dad doesn’t know I go here. It’s going to be a surprise…” Izuku said. His arm was healing and proper thinking was returning to him. Tomura was in front of him. Tomura had commanded the monster behind him. Tomura…was a villain? Why would his dad send him here? Izuku shut out the thoughts not wanting to connect his father to the villains around him right now.

“M-Midoriya, get away from them.” A coarse voice said drawing Izuku’s mental break down back to reality. He moved blank eyes back over to the bloody broken mess that was his teacher. He focused back in on the struggling form, it looked like Aizawa was trying to get up even with both arms broken.

“Mr. Aizawa.” Izuku said all to aware that the creature that did that to Aizawa was still standing behind him casting a shadow that engulfed him. Tomura was staring down at him and did not fail to notice the slow healing of his broken arm. It was impossible. Izuku had a quirk.

“Tomura, focus please. I have not doubt more pros are being notified at this moment of our presence here.” Kurogiri urged trying to get them back on track with what Tomura wanted to do. With the speed the child had when he escaped Kurogiri doubted they had very long to remain here. Tomura stood silently but nodded in understanding to what his mentor was telling him. He already knew that much.

“Tomachan, w-why are you doing this?” Izuku said wincing as he released his injured arm from its spot between his legs. It felt like the bones had aligned themselves enough and now just needed to seal the cracks. The arm itself was still an ugly purple but was fading to blue. Izuku was looking up at him with watery eyes filled with hope. Hope that maybe Tomura would give some good reason for all of this.

“Izu-chan, I’m here to destroy the symbol of peace.” Tomura dead panned and watched as Izuku’s expression went blank before turning even more hurt than when the arm had been shattered. Tomura crouched then getting face level with the smaller boy sitting on the floor. He was gazing intently at Izuku’s arm. “Did you get a quirk?”

Izuku paled at that. Tomura was standing in front of him but he was no longer the kid who had kept him company on the couch. This Tomura was a villain, a villain seeking blood. Izuku’s eyes slid back to Aizawa. Tomura had already succeeded in getting blood, from both of his teachers. Aizawa needed his help right now. Tomura was a villain…And Izuku was going to be a hero. With that goal in mind he knew he needed to get up and over to his teacher.

Izuku didn’t answer him instead he was staring at the bloodied pro. Looking at Izuku’s little outfit it wasn’t hard to piece together what the quirk was. It was obvious the boy had turned out to be a healer. A very useful quirk indeed. To everyone’s surprise Izuku was shakily making his way to his feet his head tilted forward so that his bangs hid his eyes from view.

“Tomachan…I’m going to be a hero.” Izuku said clenching his fists even through the pain of his injured arm. Tomura didn’t like that at all. His hands itched at the mention of heroes. Seeing the little omega becoming what Tomura hated most was teetering the unstable mind of the alpha.

“I’m going to save people who need to be saved.” Izuku said finally looking up to meet Tomura’s slowly more infuriated gaze. His emerald eyes held fortitude that mirrored the black eyes of his father. It made Tomura involuntarily shiver at the reminder of Hisashi. And then Izuku gave him a smile, the one that had been given to him numerous times when they were children and extended a hand towards the taller teen. “So let me save you.”

The extension of a hand and a promise to provide help. It reminded Tomura of a time even before he had met the smaller boy. The moment he had been taken onto this path. It made him pause and stare. Izuku was looking at him so openly. How had this boy gotten ruined by the heroes?

Tomura’s hand shot out grabbing the wrist of the other boy, carefully in a four fingered grip pulling Izuku forward so they were face to face. Or face to hand. Izuku yelped at the suddenness of it and tried to pull back but Tomura kept a bruising grip on him. Tomura suddenly felt Izuku’s quirk wash over him from the physical contact, it felt amazing.

“Izu-chan. What makes you think I need saved?” Tomura said low and threateningly as his grip tightened even further. “From the looks of it you’re the only one in need of saving right now.”

Izuku’s eyes watered again at those words. He shut his eyes tightly against the pain and against the reality he was facing. Tomura was watching his face so intently that he didn’t notice when Izuku’s other hand slipped into a hidden pocket and brought out a small device. Keeping his eyes shut Izuku pressed the button and threw it down.

The clack of the device had the trio of villains automatically looking down to see what it was. But a blast of sudden light caused Kurogiri and Tomura to cry out in pain. Nomu stared at the light and was blinded but gave no indication of the pain. Izuku’s arm was released while Tomura tried to shield himself from the assault of light. Izuku wasted no time and with his new found freedom ran in the direction he knew Aizawa was in. He opened his eyes after a few steps towards his wounded teacher watching the shadow he was casting with the light at his back. He didn’t look back and instead skidded to a halt next to his teacher.

“Sorry. I shouldn’t have distracted you.” Izuku said feeling his throat tighten as he took in the state his teacher was in. Still he didn’t have time to dwell on regrets. He grabbed the teacher around the chest being sure to lock his arms around the bigger man. He really shouldn’t be touching his teacher with all those injuries but if he didn’t Aizawa might die. Crooked healed bones could be rebroken later.

“NOMU!” Tomura practically screeched still clawing at his own face trying to relieve the pain. He had heard Izuku make a run for it. The bulky monster snapped its head towards Izuku and Izuku realized he wouldn’t be able to drag Aizawa out of danger. Izuku pressed the button on his suit and squeezed his teacher to him ensuring his grip was firm. He even wrapped his legs around the man to add extra support as the wings on his back burst with sudden fullness.

They ascended quickly leaving the ground at a fast speed just as Nomu appeared below them watching their ascent. Izuku couldn’t believe the creature had recovered so fast from the flash bang. Maybe it had some kind of self healing quirk too? Maybe he was just naturally very strong. Either way it was terrifying.

After a few moments he was floating upwards at a much slower pace. Tomura appeared to be recovering from the sneak attack along with Kurogiri. Izuku was more worried about the pro he was holding at the moment though. It seemed Aizawa had finally passed out from the pain. Izuku’s eyes went back to the smaller looking form of the Nomu on the ground as it crouched. Izuku went pale again, surely they were too high up for it to try and jump to catch them. He tried to think of a way to avoid the beast if it did try but he was coming up blank. In his frantic looking around he happened to spot a portal opening up above him too. The lazy floating up from his wings was right on course to go through it.

A pale hand was reaching through the purple mist. No doubt Tomura’s, intending to disintegrate the wings and possibly Izuku himself out of rage although maybe that was just Izuku's panicked mind saying that. Stuck between two monsters with no where to go Izuku squeezed his eyes shut and held onto his mentor. Hoping against hope that someone would help him.

 A bang resounded through the facility causing everyone to pause. Steam shifted away at the entrance to the USJ and a large muscled figure stepped through. Izuku’s tears were those of relief as his eyes focused on the hero.

“Have no fear, for I am here.” All Might said baring his alpha teeth and looking at his surroundings with unbridled outrage.

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Izuku was so happy to see All Might that he didn’t notice the moment Tomura’s hand fully grasped the wing that had floated into his range. A part of the wing crumbled away and the air easily fled from its confinement and Izuku felt his stomach drop as suddenly they were in free fall back to the ground where the Nomu was still waiting. But All Might didn’t allow it.

The pro launched himself from the top of the steps to intercept them as they fell. Secure arms wrapped around Izuku and Aizawa and All Might landed crunching the ground beneath them. He stood up to his full height carefully setting Izuku down with Aizawa. With the hero next to him Izuku immediately released his quirk sighing in relief as he felt it spread out. He was really amazed that All Might had appeared in this form. He must have been pushing his limit and Izuku wanted to give him as much of a boost as possible.

“Thank you Midoriya. Get yourself and Aizawa out of here.” All Might whispered under his breath while he faced the villains. Izuku nodded and happened to blink at that moment. When his eyes opened a second later a large dark hand was reaching towards his face, the Nomu having moved just as fast as All Might could. But All Might saw it coming and smashed his fist into the beast’s abdomen. The wind generated from the hit blew Izuku over with the comatose teacher in his arms and he quickly scrambled away from the conflict.

“Hey big guy why don’t you pick on someone your own size?” All Might said with a grin. He didn’t let it falter even as the strange man came to hit him, seemingly unfazed by the hit he had received from One For All. Izuku watched All Might and the Nomu exchange blows as he dragged his teacher to the sidelines. He was shocked that the thing was keeping up with the hero and even striking back with some power of its own.

His eyes wondered back over to Tomura and Kurogiri afraid they might try targeting him again while he was trying to retreat. But luckily for him the appearance of the symbol of peace seemed to have distracted the pair.

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“I want him dead.” Tomura said in a flat voice. Eyes wide as he watched his greatest object of hatred touching probably the only thing Tomura felt affection for. Nomu was already on the move going after the little omega from Tomura’s previous command. All Might and the weapon began to earnestly fight and Tomura enjoyed the slight downward tug of the hero’s mouth indicating he was finding it to be a challenge.

“As you wish, Tomura. We should end this quickly with the pros on their way. I will strike as soon as the opportunity presents itself.” Kurogiri said next to the young alpha eyes kept solely on the fight. Tomura continued to watch in amusement as the hero struggled although his eyes did wander a bit over to where Izuku was dragging Eraser Head away. He wanted to make Kurogiri teleport Izuku back over to them but knew they might only get one shot at All Might so he needed to stay on target.

Still it infuriated him to watch the omega slinking away. He scratched his abused neck some more to relieve a bit of his irritation. Then finally he saw it, the moment they were waiting for and with a quick word to Kurogiri and the opening of two portals they had the pro trapped. Victory was moments away as the Nomu dug its fingers into All Might anchoring him and slowly descending into the dark swirling portal.

-=-

Izuku carefully set Aizawa down on the ground as he kept his eyes glued towards the peril the number one hero had gotten himself into. From here Izuku could see red staining the hero’s shirt where the Nomu had bothered the hero’s old injury. The injury that caused his catastrophic state. This wasn’t good.

All Might even released his hold on Nomu’s torso to try and pry the monsters hand off of himself and Izuku was clued into exactly how dangerous the situation was. He looked back at the teacher at his feet, his breathing was even and the bleeding wounds had healed during their time together. He should get to work setting the bones or move away from him before the bones healed wrong. It was that excuse in mind that allowed his feet to move away from the wounded teacher.

He was walking, and then running towards the struggle happening. He just needed to give All Might a boost and he was sure the hero would be able to break out of the hold. Just a moment in Izuku’s aura and All Might would be back to the advantage. It was the single thought that had him moving forward, sprinting back to his hero. A portal opened up in front of Izuku’s face and Izuku dug his heels into the ground trying to stop himself from going into it again but the momentum was going to carry him through it.

That is until the sound of explosions was heard.

-=-

“Stay back Deku!” Bakugou practically snarled as he shot onto the scene and barreled into the unprepared mist man taking him to the ground in a single strike. He and Kirishima had just made it to the center of the facility and Bakugou reacted on instinct to the danger he saw Izuku in. He was quite pleased to find the red head had followed him into the fray and warded off the creepy hand guy so Bakugou wouldn’t have to worry about his back.

“And stay down or I’ll blow your ass into so many pieces they’ll have trouble finding them all!” Bakugou growled baring his teeth down at the beta and letting off a small explosion against the weird metal armor to get the point across fully. Bakugou was surprised to see ice race across the ground and climb up the monster that was holding All Might allowing the pro to escape the death grip.

Bakugou narrowed his eyes at the half n’ half alpha who came running up past Izuku. Even if he wasn’t in pre-rut anymore he very much despised the alpha still, disliking his presence even when it was helpful in the situation.

“K-Kacchan?” Izuku called stunned at his sudden appearance but clearly happy to see him. The nerd wiped tears from his eyes and gave him a smile stepping forward and making Bakugou’s protective instincts flare again.

“I told you to stay the fuck back Deku!” Bakugou snarled at him making Izuku startle but freeze where he was standing keeping a good distance from the danger. Good. Bakugou’s crimson eyes went back to the captured villain below him and his palms itched to exact more pain on the guy.

All Might jumped away from the partially frozen villain and landed at Izuku’s side who immediately turned to spread his aura onto the tall hero. All Might smiled down at Izuku as his side was slowly healed from its agitated state. Really the boy was a great blessing, he’d probably be in great trouble right now if it wasn’t for him.

“Thank you young Midoriya, and the rest of you! But I will handle this fight so please aid Aizawa and rejoin the other students.” All Might said straightening up and facing the villains again. This ‘Nomu’ was going to be troublesome and he needed the children out of danger if he was going to deal with it.

“You need our help. Please allow use to assist in defending our school and classmates All Might.” Todoroki spoke up next to them but All Might waved off the suggestion. The last thing he wanted was for the students to get into anymore danger.

“Nomu, get up.” Tomura said from his spot observing the new arrivals. Things were growing more complicated by the second. Tomura’s rage was also growing as he watched All Might heal under Izuku’s care. The bastard was using the little omega, of course the heroes would want to use him. He’d make them pay for using his family like this and spouting off about justice when they were the embodiment of hypocrisy.

The students and hero watched in horror as the beast contorted its body back through the portals and snapped off its own frozen solid limbs to gain freedom. The terror was only strengthened as they saw it regenerate those lost limbs.

“I thought his quirk was shock absorption.” All Might stated in shock as he crouched prepared to fight the monster if it tried to come at him.

“Nomu has more than that. Its not his only quirk.” Tomura commented with a hidden smile, happy to see the enemies shaken by that revelation. “Fetch Kurogiri Nomu.”

The students couldn’t perceive what happened next but in a single moment the Nomu had gotten Kurogiri back to Tomura’s side and left a trail of dust from where he had presumably hit Bakugou across the center of the facility. Izuku’s heart stopped at that, clearly the beast hadn’t held back when attacking.

“Kacchan!” Izuku shouted in fear as his feet were already moving to run to the end of that smoke trail. He feared the hit had been too hard. That maybe Bakugou was now in a state that no one could heal him from. It couldn’t be true. It can’t be-

“Deku stop.” Bakugou’s voice came next to him and suddenly strong familiar arms wrapped around him. Izuku turned in the hold to meet scarlet eyes and a grim face of the alpha. It felt like he could breath again as the scent of Bakugou curled in around him and he hugged back tightly.

“Woah how did you get back over here?” Kirishima questioned next to him in shock. “Did you actually dodge that thing?”

“I didn’t dodge it you idiot.” Bakugou snapped while pressing a sniffling confused Deku deeper into his chest. To answer the questioning looks he was receiving from the two alphas next to him Bakugou looked to the end of the smoke trail and their gazes followed his. All Might coughed a little as he rose a bit unsteadily back to his feet while the dust cleared.

“You didn’t hold back even against children?” All Might said in disgust while he wiped some blood from the corner of his mouth and stood up straight. Tomura scoffed at that.

“I had no choice. That boy over there threatened my friend here. Really you heroes are so violent and its always endorsed when its for so called ‘justice’.” Tomura said eyes flicking over to Bakugou and subsequently down to Izuku. Bakugou did not miss the subtle shift of focus from the villain and tightened his hold around Izuku turning a bit to shield him from view while he bared his teeth at the other.

“Trying to act as if your actions are justified, its no different from any other criminal and this will end the same way it always does. With good in triumph.” All Might said regaining Tomura’s attention, he hadn’t missed the villain’s weird focus on the smaller boy either and was getting more worried for the safety of the students the longer they stayed around. “Todoroki, Kirishima, Bakugou, Midoriya, all of you take Aizawa out of here and rejoin Thirteen.”

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After seeing the monstrous strength these villains wielded and recognizing the fact that All Might would be at a disadvantage trying to defend them the students nodded reluctant agreement to All Might’s command. Kirishima was already leading the way over to where Aizawa was laying with Todoroki close on his heels. Bakugou grabbed Izuku’s hand and made to go after them too but he felt resistance.

“But he might need our help! He was in serious trouble just now and if you guys hadn’t shown up I’m not sure what would have happened. A three on one fight is against All Might’s odds.” Izuku said staring at the pro with concern. Bakugou was having none of it though.

“Deku he can handle himself. He’s All Might. Look over there.” Bakugou said pointing to where Kirishima and Todoroki were lifting Aizawa up between them, an arm around each of their shoulders. “There is where you’re needed right now. Get your priorities straight.”

“But the two of us could really help him out-“ Izuku started to say only Bakugou leaned down interrupting him by looping an arm around his midriff and threw him over his shoulder. Izuku was shocked at the sudden change while Bakugou turned on his heels and started marching away from All Might.

“K-Kachan!” Izuku said embarrassed and indignant at being put in such a position. “Stop! With my boost you could-“

“Shut it.” Bakugou growled in warning in a tone Izuku rarely heard. Bakugou was completely serious at the moment. It was weird to see the usually combative alpha turning his back on a fight. But Izuku quickly figured out why Bakugou was acting weird. It was because of him wasn’t it? Bakugou was running from a fight because he thought Izuku wouldn’t be able to handle himself. Izuku gripped the back of Bakugou’s shirt hard as he felt unfamiliar anger bubble to the surface.

“This is what we are here for. We can’t run from a fight.” Izuku murmured and felt Baugou’s grip on him tighten making the alpha’s shoulder dig into his stomach. Just then Nomu engaged All Might and gusts of wind from the shock of each hit blew past them nearly making Bakugou fall over. Wind whipped at Izuku’s face and he had to squint to see the blur that was the fight between the beast and the hero. It quickly became clear that even if they wanted to help it would be impossible to get close enough to the fight to do it.

“Just trust All Might and focus on what we can do Deku.” Bakugou yelled over the rushing wind around them. The other two alphas already were clambering up the steps with Aizawa and students from the top were coming down to help them. Bakugou hefted Izuku one more time on his shoulder and picked up the pace to go after them.

He quickly climbed the stairs with a squirming Izuku on his shoulder. He had no doubt the greenette had his eyes glued on the fight. When they reached the top of the stairs they were immediately surrounded by concerned classmates. Bakugou brushed past them and dropped Izuku on his ass next to the passed out Aizawa. Thirteen made their way over with the help of another student to get healed too. Apparently the villains had done quite the number on them.

With Izuku slowly healing the teachers many of the students turned their attention back to the fight below watching as All Might went head to head with the strange quirk wielder. Bakugou hung back next to Izuku, still weary about leaving the omega alone. And he was right to be.

When All Might struck the monster with a finishing blow that sky rocketed the creature through the USJ dome and out into the sky the students cheered. A portal discretely opened behind Izuku who had stood up to see the finishing of the fight. Bakugou snarled immediately pushing Izuku out of the way but keeping him in range to use the boost. He fired an uncontrolled explosion that let off a shock wave more powerful than the one from All Might’s last move. It blew away the mist along with the front door of the facility and the wall surrounding it.

“Bakugou what’s wrong?” Uraraka called as she came over to help Izuku up from where he had fallen over.

“Those fuckers are targeting Deku.” Bakugou said head swinging back and forth looking in literally every direction since a portal could open up anywhere. Izuku gratefully accepted the hand offered to him but when he went to stand he suddenly felt light headed and his knees buckled bringing him back down onto his knees.

“Deku are you alright?!” Uraraka asked letting her hands hover over him. Bakugou watched Izuku out of the corner of his eye but refused to let down his guard.

“What’s wrong?” Bakugou called out from his guard keeping. Izuku’s head was spinning and it was getting harder and harder to keep himself sitting upright. He swallowed and shook his head trying to regain a sense of stability.

“I don’t know. I feel like I’m going to pass out.” Izuku slurred and then his vision was going dark and the ground was coming toward his face. Bakugou cursed and swiftly squatted down to catch him before he fell flat on his face. The usual tingle of energy around Izuku ceased indicating that he had lost consciousness.

“Hey is he okay?” Kirishima asked jogging over to them with most of the class on his heels. Bakugou felt Izuku’s breath fluttering against the skin of his neck telling him the omega was hopefully fine.

“He just passed out. Keep your eyes on the enemy they could strike at any moment.” Bakugou said hugging Izuku tighter and looking over his shoulder at the open entrance of the USJ. Maybe he should just get the class to help him drag the wounded and Izuku out of this place. Hell he’d even carry Izuku back to the school if it meant getting out of here.

As if called out by his warning, another portal opened up between them and the entrance and the two remaining villains stepped through. The hand guy had a bleeding neck from where he was digging into it, it was a really creepy scene. Before anyone could make a move towards the other though All Might landed down in front of the gaggle of students becoming a barrier between them and the villains.

“Running away already?” All Might asked in a cocky voice and bearing a confident smile. He looked like he had taken quite a beating but he was still standing up steadily. Tomura paused at the taunt and lowered his hands that were painted in his own blood. With Nomu gone he had no tools. This was game over and he hated it.

“Your days are numbered hero trash.” Tomura said sourly, even as he addressed the pro he couldn’t help that his gaze went back to Izuku. What a ridiculous situation. He desperately wanted to rip the omega away from this crowd of waste. But Kurogiri was already whispering warnings to him and he knew the heroes would be there literally any second.

“I’ll be back.” Tomura said eyes never leaving the omega as mist rose up swallowing him up. All Might dashed forward intending to rip Tomura out of his escape but Kurogiri quickly had them disappearing into nothing. Leaving the pro gritting his teeth and grasping at air.

-=-

The minute Tomura had his vision clearing and the bar came into view he threw a tantrum. Throwing a stool across the bar and disintegrating many innocent items in his path. Kurogiri grimaced as the bar was destroyed around him but knew better than to interrupt him. The boy needed to blow off as much steam as possible. By the end of it Tomura was breathing heavily and dust coated every surface in the bar.

“I take it your mission did not go well.” A deep voice came from a static TV in the corner.

“All Might wasn’t any weaker than he has been Sensei.” Tomura grumbled as he sat down on the single remaining stool at the bar. He narrowed his eyes at the mental image of All Might standing strong. “Or maybe he was and he just used Izu-chan to trick us.”

“Izu-chan?” Sensei asked curiously from the other end. Tomura didn’t answer instead indulged in his bad habit of scratching. His neck was already bloody but he still let his nails dig at flesh and peel it away, the pain felt good and quelled his anger. Seeing as Tomura was busy with self-mutilation Kurogiri stepped up to answer Sensei’s questioning tone.

“We ran into someone unexpected. Hisashi’s son appears to be attending UA’s hero course. Tomura is very upset, from what he has told me the boy was like a brother to him.” Kurogiri said filling in the master on why Tomura was so particularly upset.

“He was quirkless! He is an omega! So how did he get lured into the hero’s den?!” Tomura snarled his nail piercing his own scent gland and causing him to hiss in pain.

Sensei listened to this and felt cold familiarity with his pupil’s plight. A quirkless brother that had turned out to not be so quirkless? History seemed to repeat itself but he wouldn’t let Tomura face the disappointment that he had endured in the past.

“Did you or Hisashi place the boy in such a position for your spy network?” Kurogiri questioned making Tomura pause and turn his head to watch the static curiously wondering if that was true.

“I’m afraid I have no knowledge of such a thing. It appears that I need to get in contact with the Dragon to get these answers. His mission is almost up anyway. A long talk is overdue.” Sensei said from the screen. Tomura growled from his spot at the bar hands resuming their torture. “Tomura, if you wish to take back your family and exact your revenge on these ‘heroes’ you must gather others with similar goals. It is time you construct a League to be feared.”

Tomura stopped his abuse once more at his mentor’s words. He was right, like always. If Tomura had more competent people on his side maybe things would have gone differently today. But as Sensei had always encouraged him, there’s always tomorrow.

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When Izuku woke up it was slowly, his consciousness climbing out of the grasp of very deep sleep. He blinked several times as he rose on the scentless and pristine sheets in a familiar setting. He was in the school infirmary. Specifically he was tucked away in the examination room, he had accompanied Recovery Girl here many times when dealing with more sensitive issues among students. He was glad to find himself in UA and safe but he was more concerned about what had happened at the USJ. And where was Bakugou? Izuku looked around him but saw no sign of the blonde and it actually made a heavy feeling settle in his chest to not see the alpha nearby. He turned himself on the bed intent to get out of it and on his feet to go find his mentor and ask these questions when the door to the room opened.

The old beta stood there looking at him with relief and also a stern face, one she adorned when about to scold a patient.

“Stay in bed Midoriya.” She commanded while she came into the room and stopped beside his bed. “How are you feeling now?”

“A little sluggish but besides that I think I’m fine. What happened? Did All Might capture the villains? Was anyone else hurt? How is Mr. Aizawa and Thir-“ Izuku said questions already pouring from him but Recovery Girl waved them off.

“No other students were seriously hurt. I’ve heard two villains escaped…Thirteen is alright thanks to your healing. But I believe Aizawa wishes to speak to you.” She said the last part with a concerned tone and the door opened again to reveal his teacher. He looked much better than the last time he had seen him. Although there were still some lingering bruises and the man now had a scar under his eye. Izuku was relieved to see him looking well but also felt a little fearful with the harsh look he was receiving.

“I didn’t call you in yet. Midoriya still needs a check up before I can clear him for you.” Recovery Girl scolded but Aizawa seemed to ignore her indignant tone and instead still fixed Izuku with a look that made the omega even more nervous.

“I’ve waited an entire day out there and no offense but your beds are less comfortable than my one at home. I just need to get this over with.” Aizawa said turning his gaze on her. Wait Izuku had been asleep for that long? What day was it? “I suggest you leave the room.”

“As his mentor I wish to remain by his side through your investigation.” Recovery Girl said boldly before seating herself on a stool nearby. Investigation?! Izuku’s eyes were darting back and forth between the two in confusion.

“So tell me. How did you know that villain ring leader?” Aizawa asked keeping his distance from Izuku out of range from his quirk. Recovery Girl had instructed him that using up Izuku energy could cause him to go back in his body’s ‘hibernation’ state. While Recovery Girl’s quirk used her patients own stamina to heal their words Izuku used his own. After using his quirk to boost Iida and other students, heal himself, heal All Might, boost All Might, heal both him and Thirteen, and then boost Bakugou near the end of it his energy was pretty much completely used up.

Izuku sat there stunned by the question. What did he tell them? The truth obviously but that would reveal the secrets his mother had told him to keep. If he said how he knew Tomura he would have to talk about his dad. His dad. Was his dad a villain too? Things were starting to make sense in his mind as the reasons for the secret keeping clicked into place. His dad was connected to villains so did that make him a villain? Had his mom been keeping this from him?

Izuku startled when he felt wetness hit his hands and lifted up to touch his face and found he was crying. And he couldn’t seem to stop. Aizawa remained expressionless while Izuku broke down in front of him. Recovery Girl was far more sympathetic and handed him tissues. He took them from her gratefully while his mind tore itself apart at these revelations.

“Well?” Aizawa asked regaining Izuku attention when the tears were put under relative control.

“I-I knew him when we were little. He was my friend.” Izuku said wincing at the use of was. They weren’t friends anymore right?

“Did you meet him through your father?” Aizawa asked already cutting to the core. He had clearly heard all of the conversation between him and Tomura. Izuku bit his lip and gripped the sheets on him tighter.

“Yes.” Izuku said. This was important. These were heroes and they needed to know everything about this. Why hadn’t his mom done this in the first place? For the next few minutes Izuku recounted his earlier years to the two trusted heroes in the room. Neither interrupted him and the silence that filled the room afterwards was deafening.

Izuku sometimes wondered what it would be like to have no more secrets. With a few off his chest he thought maybe he would feel lighter. He was wrong. Under the gazes of those around him he felt sick and helpless after revealing these things to them. He didn’t want to see their faces and kept his eyes down to his hands. He didn’t want to feel this way anymore. He just wanted to go home to his mom. Or maybe to Bakugou’s house where he could curl up and nest.

“I’m not a villain and I’ll do everything in my power to assist you to catch them.” Izuku said finding the courage to raise his eyes to meet Aizawa’s again. “Please believe me.”

Aizawa kept his harsh expression for another second before finally relenting and giving out a loud sigh.

“I know you’re not a villain. It wouldn’t make sense.” Aizawa stated making Izuku tear up again in relief. Recovery Girl patted Izuku’s shoulder to comfort him and he gave her the smallest smile to assure her that he appreciated it.

“Where’s Kacchan at? I thought he’d be here waiting for me.” Izuku asked now that the bulk of scrutiny had left Aizawa’s gaze. Aizawa frowned at the question though making Izuku’s heart quicken again.

“We aren’t allowing the other students around you right now. We have your mother coming in to discuss things with the principal.” Aizawa said. Izuku nodded in understanding. He would be happy to see his mom and he really needed to talk to her about these things.

“She will probably be able to tell you more than I can about Tomura and…my dad.” Izuku said reluctantly still in disbelief that his father was connected to the League.

“She will be here to be questioned soon about that…and your scent.” Aizawa said. Izuku paled in realization. With all the action that had gone down at the USJ and the fact that he hadn’t been awake for a whole other day there was no scent blockers applied to him in all that time. He swung his head up to look back and forth between the two in the room his mouth opening and racking his brain for some kind of explanation but was left speechless.

“There’s a lot you both need to explain Midoriya. Save it for Nedzu to sort out.” Aizawa said turning to leave.

“PLEASE!” Izuku shouted startling the others and it seemed to shock Izuku at his own tone too. He looked up at the teacher through watery eyes. “Please don’t let the OPA take me away. Please.”

-=-

Hisashi sighed as he put down his drink. He didn’t drink often but he really needed it after the night he had had. The underground bar he was in was practically empty and not nearly as nicely kept as Kurogiri tened to have back at his place. The man next to him watched with judging eyes. It was not Hisashi’s first time meeting him. When one prowled the back alleys of cities they tended to run into other less than friendly characters a lot. Hisashi had just gotten through another duel with this man, his maybe seventh one over the years he had come to know him. Every time they fought it always ended in a draw, after their fourth fight they came to respect each other’s strength. Even started talking to each other while fights or more brief encounters.

Don’t get Hisashi wrong. This man was in no way a friend. The moment he put down his guard he had little doubt the man would strike for the kill. But both were tired after this latest fight and had truced to come rest and talk. It was a really weird relationship that Hisashi couldn’t put his finger on. He didn’t have any more time to dwell on the oddity he found himself in because his phone buzzed and he quickly answered knowing who it probably was already. There was only ever one person who called him.

“Dragon.” The deep voice said on the other end of the phone. Hisashi still felt the spine tingle associated with that voice knowing his boss was probably the most powerful person on the planet. Rivaled only by All Might.

“Boss.” Hisashi replied while swirling his drink, his frie-nemy next to him narrowed his eyes at that. Clearly he was going to eavesdrop on the conversation.

“How have things been going on your end?” the boss asked casually.

“Pretty good. I’ve already sent the data with one of your trusted couriers. It should arrive in the next day if it hasn’t already.” Hisashi said putting his glass down and glancing at his companion who was frowning at him. The man was kind of ugly with no nose. His tattered cloth mask hid the rest of his face. It was mirrored by the equally tattered red scarf around his neck.

“That’s good to hear. Your success rate over your years is always refreshing to me Dragon.” The boss said emboldening Hisashi to finally ask what he wanted.

“Then I’m in the clear to go home?” Hisashi asked carefully hiding his eagerness behind a flat tone. The boss hummed for a moment followed by a second of silence.

“I suppose so. We are making moves here and your addition would be helpful for the League.” The boss said. Hisashi had seen the news, if someone asked him he would have said it was a brash unthought out operation. He would bet his life that it was Tomura’s doing more than anyone else. He would need to watch that boy closer when he got back. “Tell me Dragon do you have anyone else whom you would think would be an asset to the League?”

All For One was curious about the man and his son. But wanted the man to offer up the boy for service and to see if he really had been placed as part of a spy network for the sort of independent operator that Hisashi tended to be. Hisashi tilted his head towards the other bar occupant.

“I might know a man.” Hisashi stated and Stain regarded him with doubt.

“Very well. Send him to Kurogiri when you get back in town. I’m sure your family will be extremely happy with your return.” The boss said and Hisashi felt his eye twitch. All For One had not mentioned his family since they first met. Was this meant to be a subtle threat to remind Hisashi of his service to the League? Hisashi didn’t like it at all but remained stead fast in his ally ship with this powerful man.

“As you wish Boss.”

Chapter Text

Inko swallowed thickly and kept her breathing even as she shut her car door. Her heart was racing after having seen the report on the attack at the school. She nearly fainted when she was told Izuku was still in recovery. She hoped he hadn’t been hurt. She went inside and was greeted promptly by Izuku’s teacher Aizawa.

Izuku had told her over dinners the man was always intimidating and she couldn’t help but agree. He had a neutral expression on but Inko felt something different in his gaze. Judgement. She didn’t understand it at all, she should be the judgmental one since her child was hurt while on campus. Still Inko pulled on a fake smile and a carefully crafted mask, an art she perfected over the years.

“Hello, Mrs. Midoriya. Please follow me this way. The principal is already waiting in his office.” The man said curtly and Inko nodded following him down the hall. A sense of foreboding fell on her the longer the walk took. Call it a mothers instinct as she studied the back of the teacher.

“How is he? Has Recovery Girl finished with him?” Inko asked hurrying her step to keep up with the taller man. She had her cell phone in her pocket prepared to text the Bakugou’s once she got a confirmation on the state Izuku was in. Their son had been very moody at having been separated from Izuku forcefully.

“Yes. He just needed time to rest. We figured it would be safest to let him do that here in the school where we have good security.” Aizawa said. Inko bit her tongue at the reply that immediately wanted to jump out of her mouth. She wanted to point out that their security was obviously less than adequate since Izuku was in this position in the first place.

Before she could question his judgement though, they arrived outside the doors of the principal’s office. He opened the door for her and she walked in to find the principal sitting at his desk. The beta man,(animal?), put down some papers he had been reading as she came in. He smiled at her welcomingly.

“Ah, hello there Mrs. Midoriya! Please have a seat, should I call for the secretary to bring us some tea?” Nedzu asked giving her his full attention while Aizawa closed the door and stood at the edge of the room watching. Inko was no fool, she knew there was something more happening here. She had been in enough stand offs with villains to know when pleasantries were being feigned.

“Where is Izuku?” Inko asked without taking a seat and stopping half way into the room. Her brusqueness seemed to surprise the two in the room. Inko was no longer smiling she could feel it in their gazes. They knew something, the question was what? Izuku inherited a knack of observation and assessment not only from his father but also his mother.

“I believe he is finishing up a hearty meal after having been asleep for the past day. He’ll be coming up here with his mentor in just a few minutes. Please there is no need to be hostile. I assure you your son is safe.” Nedzu said misinterpreting her guarded demeanor as concern for her son and mistrust for the school that let him be put in danger. Inko still regarded him with suspicion while the small mammal gestured to the seat across from him at the desk invitingly again. She stiffly made her way over and sat down at the very edge looking to him to continue.

“Now Mrs. Midoriya, as you know our school was infiltrated by a group of villains the other day.” Nedzu said, “These criminals were dealt with by our staff and no students were seriously injured. However, it seemed that these intruders were not completely unknown to us. Or rather your son.”

Inko gripped the strap of her purse tightly at his words. It was impossible, Hisashi wasn’t in this city was he? Oh god, had he seen Izuku? Inko slightly trembled at the thought of the reaction Hisashi would have if he had found out what Izuku had become. Yet Izuku was still here and there were no casualties which made her doubt it was her husband. Who else would it have been?

“What are you saying? Izuku knew them? He is a friendly boy, he likely has known many people in our neighborhood. He probably has unknowingly talked to a thug or two. I assure you I would not let Izuku be under such a bad influence.” Inko said carefully keeping her mask of obliviousness. She needed to play dumb, that would be the best bet.

“Really? Does the name Tomura Shigaraki ring any bells?” Aizawa spoke up from behind Inko in a cold tone. Inko restrained the shock and the need to twitch at the name, she needed to keep her poker face if they were going to get out of this. She really wanted Izuku to be here.

“I vaguely recall him.” Inko said faking a moment of thoughtfulness and a frown. “I babysat him for a little while when Izuku was young. Are you saying he was among the villains? I haven’t seen that boy in years. To think he fell into such a path…Its disheartening to say the least.” Inko said lacing her tone with concern. She sprinkled in the truth, she was highly aware that these two men were likely trained to detect lies.

“Hmm, yes, it is always sad to see youth getting into the wrong circles.” Nedzu commented. “Could you tell us anything more about him?”

“I’m afraid not. He only came over sporadically on his own. He visited Izuku often. I can’t imagine how he must be feeling right now.” Inko said and she heard a heavy sigh leave the teacher behind her. She turned to see the man pinching the bridge of his nose and then look up at her with a critical glower.

“Came over on his own? I believe Izuku said your husband brought him to your home basically everyday.” Aizawa commented and the first crack in Inko’s façade came through. She paled visibly, a reaction she couldn’t really control. What had Izuku told these people? How much did they know? The moment of silence was tense, the atmosphere thick enough to cut through. Just then there was a knock at the door and Izuku walked in with Recovery Girl.

The moment two pairs of green eyes met Izuku’s began to get a little teary and shame was written all over his face. It made Inko’s chest tighten to see that reaction from her son. It told her that he had said too much to these people.

“Izuku.” Inko said with relief in her voice. Even if he had said something to these heroes she could smooth it over. She was just happy to see him and she smiled at him. He returned it weakly as he came to sit next to her. “I’m sorry to hear your friend Tomura turned out this way honey.”

She was still trying to pretend. Izuku grimaced at that and looked down at his feet. Inko turned back to the principal.

“It’s true my husband would sometimes pick up the child or take him home but I assure you it was nothing more than that.” She said reaching over to comb a hand through Izuku’s unruly locks in an effort to comfort him as well as herself.

“Mom I told them everything.” Izuku said quietly while looking down at his shaking hands in his lap next to her making her hand pause on his head in its petting. “Dad…Dad isn’t overseas is he?”

Inko exhaled a shaky breath her own eyes beginning to water too. She didn’t want to have this talk yet and certainly not in front of other people. But she was cornered. Silence filled the room again, the only sound was that of a ticking clock on the wall as Inko weighed her options carefully.

“Please, if your husband is involved in these activities we would be happy to help you and young Midoriya here get out of his reach.” Nedzu said folding his paws together on the desk and still expressing a smile to her warmly. Inko’s reaction was unexpected. She laughed at him, not really in a mocking manner, it was more a result of hysteria. She covered her mouth in an effort to quell it before answering the principal.

“Forgive me, I was not expecting this. Protection from my husband? I’m sorry but I have trouble believing that.” Inko said confirming Izuku’s worse fears and his eyes widened and a look of hurt overcame him. It broke her heart to see him like that.

“Dad is a villain?! Mom how could you hide this? How did he hide it?” Izuku asked feeling sick to his stomach as he thought of the warm memories he had of his dad. Inko pulled him in for a side hug murmuring apologizes to him in her own sobs.

“I’m so sorry Izuku. I didn’t want you to find out like this! Your father…Is not a good man. But he once was and he loves you. I didn’t want him to taint you when you are clearly a hero. Please don’t let this turn you away from your dream!” Inko said shakily nuzzling desperately into her son. Izuku sat there in shock not really reacting to her and it made her even more frantic to comfort him through this. The three heroes in the room didn’t interrupt them but after a pause between the family members Nedzu spoke up.

“I’m very sorry for the situation you have found your family in.” Nedzu said offering genuine sympathy before digging an even deeper grave for Inko’s heart. “We need to talk about your husband…And about your son’s omega status.”

Inko’s hold on her son tightened to the point that Izuku felt like he would bruise and he gasped a little at it. This was her worst fear come true. How many people knew now? The Bakugou’s could be trusted but an entire school that was accountable to the government and the OPA? No. They needed to leave. Inko’s rose to her feet in a flash pulling her devastated son with her and her eyes went to the door but found her path blocked by Aizawa.

“Get out of my way!” Inko growled up at him. Even if Inko was a beta, in this moment she looked like the fiercest of alpha’s. Aizawa still didn’t bat an eye at her and he kept his spot blocking the way.

“Wait Mrs. Midoriya! I assure you your son is safe! The OPA does not need to know of his status.” Nedzu called out making her whirl on him with nothing but furious doubt. “In our registries Izuku is still a beta. The only people who know of his status are in this room right now. I would prefer it to stay that way would you not agree?”

The beta mother paused at his words confused but still with her hackles raised.

“I was quite the omegan activist in my youth. I would hate to see the potential your son shows to be wasted in a facility and shut out of society. I believe he will provide the best for society here where he can pursue his dream. Please sit. No one will take him away.” Nedzu said placatingly. Inko still watched him with mistrust but sat back down with Izuku’s urging. “We will discuss this more after you tell us everything you can about these villains. Shigaraki was able to escape from that intrusion. The only way we can help you is if you tell us as much about your husband and that man as you can.”

“Please Mom. I want them to help.” Izuku said looking at her with those glistening emeralds. She bit her lip looking away. Another bout of silence fell on the room before Inko sucked in a deep breath and resigned to fate. If she was going to do this, she was going to tell Izuku everything. She looked up with almost dead eyes as she began the story.

“It started a little more than fifteen years ago.”

Chapter Text

Inko was laying across the couch nose deep in a book. She was already tired after having done a few chores around the house so she decided to take a break. A playful pinch on her big toe startled her away from her day dreaming and she looked up to see Hisashi walking into the living room with a laundry basket of freshly cleaned clothes neatly folded. She most have gotten lost in thought and not heard the end of the cycle of the machine.

“You were murmuring again. Are you reading that story to our baby?” Hisashi asked warmly. Inko blinked having not realized she was muttering and then blushed when Hisashi put the basket down and came over to her on the couch on his knees to be level with her swollen stomach.

“They do say its always good to talk to them.” Inko said sitting up a little and folding her book shut. Hisashi hummed acknowledgement as he reached forward and splayed his palms on her stomach to rub lightly at the layers of separation between the parents and their first child. Inko giggled when she saw his distant loving gaze directed there. He still seemed awestruck that he was going to be a father even after these months of pregnancy and seeing the evidence slowly balloon on Inko.

“Hello in there. I hope your mother isn’t talking your ears off. I promise it’s a cute habit when your able to see her beautiful face get lost in thought.” Hisashi spoke softly to her tummy and pecking a kiss to it before turning up to her. She looked beautiful right now, a light blush on her cheeks and a smile on her lips as she regarded him with half lidded eyes drunk on love. He loved it when she looked at him like that and he leaned over to give her a kiss on the lips.

She returned it sweetly and he stood back up to grab the basket and put away their clothes back in the bedroom. As he turned away he noticed Inko was attempting to follow him.

“Hey, it’s alright Inko. Just sit back and relax I’ll take care of this.” Hisashi said hefting the basket and giving her a small smile. She frowned at him and looked a little guilty.

“But you have to work tonight, you should be sleeping right now. I don’t want you falling asleep on your shift.” Inko said worriedly. Hisashi tended to be a workaholic and to get him to relax was hard to do unless he had worked himself into exhaustion. Despite Hisashi’s protest she followed him into the bed room where he stood placing clothes into drawers. She plopped down on the bed curling up on her side to watch him unhappily. But she knew how to get him to rest.

“Hmm, it’s a little chilly in here.” Inko whined closing her eyes and snuggling into the comforter a bit deeper. She heard a deep sigh come from her husband and she cracked an eye open to see him looking over at her. She smiled at him and knew he was already enraptured. She patted the spot behind her and like the good alpha he was he came over and Inko felt the bed sink in as he climbed up behind her.

Hisashi wrapped an arm around her and she flipped over to look up at him with a triumphant smirk. He was smiling too and gave her a peck on the forehead. She burrowed into his chest and let his scent wrap around her. She gave a purr of contentment and soon the couple fell into slumber.

Hisashi woke up a few hours later still nestled to his mate. He carefully moved out of the bed trying not to disturb her as he went. She huffed in her sleep at the loss of warmth and he quickly grabbed another blanket at the foot of the bed to drape across her. With his mate comfortably sleeping in the room he went to the closet and pulled out his uniform. Donning the blue clothes and finding his badge on the dresser Hisashi quietly made his way out of their apartment making sure to lock the door behind him. Hisashi Midoriya headed to his nightly shift at the police department.

-=-

Inko buzzed in excitement as she entered her home in the evening. Hisashi had already left for his shift and probably wouldn’t like that she had gone to the store on her own. She placed her bags on the kitchen table before eagerly searching through them for her purchase. She pulled out the small stick and smiled while reaching down to lay a hand on her baby. As if feeling her excitement she felt a kick and giggled a little down at the bump.

“Are you eager too? Or can you just hear my heart pounding?” she cooed down at them.

She hadn’t told Hisashi about this. She wanted to surprise him when he came home. This test would let her know what their babies dynamic was. She was far enough along that a natural spike in hormones would tell them if the baby was going to be an alpha or a beta. At the time the thought of an omega child was far from her mind, neither of their families had really had them in the past so why would their child be any different?

She smile trotting towards the bathroom with the test. She figured her husband would be as excited as she was to learn more about the little life they were bringing into the world.

-=-

Hisashi lit his cigarette and rubbed the back of his neck while sitting down on the bench outside the department. It had been a really long night tonight. Tiring. They had to play along with a few heroes and do clean up from another villain incident. Then he had to deal with two domestic disputes with bickering neighbors and a disgruntled couple. All in all a slow and tedious night.

“The missus would have your tail if she saw you falling into bad habits again.”

Hisashi shifted to look up at his partner who had just walked out of the station to head home too. He waved him off, smoking was a habit that relieved his stress. He didn’t want to worry Inko and make her think he was under too much pressure. His partner tilted his head at him, which was kind of funny since he had the appearance of a dog.

“You give me more crap for it than she would, Kenji.” Hisashi said trying to quickly finish up his smoke break so he could catch a ride with the man.

“Dogs are always loyal companions you know, woof.” Kenji joked but looked at him more seriously. “Come on lets get you home.”

Hisashi nodded putting out his cigarette and throwing it in the nearby ash tray. They walked to Kenji’s car and pulled away from the station. Hisashi slumped in his seat while they drove. He was tired and more than ready to cuddle up with Inko for the few hours she would remain in bed. It was already four in the morning.

“You know you should really consider moving up the ranks.” Kenji said casually glancing over at him. “You’re pretty skilled at fighting. Honestly you could do detective work on your own. Woof.”

“Yeah and hopefully the pay would be better. I think the chief is considering it.” Hisashi said a small smile playing on his lips. The chief had given a few hints to him that a promotion was in the close future.

“I’ve always wondered why you never tried to become a hero. You have a clear knack for combat, and your quirk would be useful if you got it licensed for use. Woof.” Kenji commented. Hisashi snorted at that. He didn’t fancy the hoops you had to jump through to get a hero license.

“Heroes just pose for the cameras. In jobs like ours we actually deal with citizens on a day by day basis.” Hisashi grumbled earning him a woof of agreement from his partner.

They arrived at his apartment and he bid his partner good night. He made his way up the stairs and unlocked the apartment door. He was surprised to see the light on in the kitchen as he closed the door behind himself. Inko must have forgotten to shut if off before going to bed. He kicked his shoes off and padded into the kitchen reaching to click the light off when he froze at the sight at the kitchen table.

Inko was still up. She looked…bad. Eyes red and puffy from a lot of crying with bags under her eyes telling him she had not slept all night. At the sight of her startled husband fresh tears came to her eyes and she left out a heart shattering wail shoving her face into her hands. Immediately Hisashi’s alpha instincts flared and he went to her wrapping arms around her and crooning.

“Hey, hey, Inko what’s wrong?! Are you alright? Are they alright?!” Hisashi asked while Inko accepted him whole heartedly clutching the back of his uniform and rubbing her face into his chest. He held her tighter as she kept sobbing not answering him and his mind spun with frantic uncertainty.

“The baby…the test…” a broken statement managed to leave her throat. Hisashi was confused and scared by that. Was something wrong with their pup?! It was then that he spotted a few sticks laying in front of Inko and things clicked in his head. After the first test Inko had gone and gotten three more just to be sure of the result. Every stick in front of them read the same result.

Their baby was an omega.

Chapter Text

Hisashi ran his hand through his hair for the millionth time that day. He had sat with Inko through the worst of the crying. She simply just didn’t have tears left to shed as they sat their on the couch together. He had one arm wrapped around her while she leaned on his chest gripping the shirt in a white knuckled hold while the occasional dry sob left her. He was genuinely startled when she finally spoke after hours of no words.

“I can’t do this.” Inko croaked in her dry abused throat. Hisashi winced to hear her sound like that while he rubbed her back comfortingly. “Hisashi…I can feel them. They’ve already stolen my heart. I can’t go on thinking that as soon as they aren’t connected to me they’re going to disappear.”

Hisashi grit his teeth at her words. He didn’t share a connection to the child as deep as Inko but the alpha drive was enough to squeeze her to him a little tighter. The press of the baby between their bodies made it feel like they could protect them from the world with just this hold. But that wasn’t reality. Reality was that as soon as the birth came the child would disappear from their arms and be whisked away and raised in some facility.

“Please! Hisashi! We can’t lose them!” Inko cried desperately her eyes managing to find more tears and making her eyes glisten up at him. Seeing his mate like this finally made the alpha snap. No one would get in the way of their family.

“I won’t let that happen love.”

-=-

Hisashi was getting desperate. He was looking into any loop in the law he could to see if it was possible to keep an omega away from the OPA. He had consulted a few lawyers he knew from the courthouses, being a cop came in handy with that. But no matter where he turned everyone said the same thing. Omega’s were all bound for the facility.

Hisashi was smoking a cigarette but he couldn’t recall how many had come before it today. Inko had eventually passed out from the sheer exhaustion of her grief and he had left her at home with a note saying he would find a way to fix this. But he was coming up empty handed. He snarled to himself a little too loudly and a few passing people gave him disturbed glances. He didn’t care.

He couldn’t believe this. He was going to lose their child. The look of devastation Inko had on when she told him crossed his mind again. Would he lose her too if they took the baby away? He couldn’t imagine losing her or the promised child he had waiting to come into the world. He paused to let out a puff of smoke to calm the boiling frustration in the pit of his chest.

He couldn’t let that happen.

He wouldn’t let that happen.

As a cop Hisashi had had the upmost respect and admiration for the law understanding that rules separated the world from chaos. But to hell with laws if they were made to tear families apart. If he couldn’t keep his child legally and keep Inko sane it left only one option. He’d have to do this the illegal way.

He sat there debating about it for a few more minutes. It wasn’t hard for him to see his family as the most important thing. It was just nature after all. Nature had laws of its own and who were they to go against them?

He pulled out his phone and called his station. Keeping his voice casual while he explained he wouldn’t be in tonight. It wasn’t hard for him to act calm, it was just a part of the job when you constantly worked under dire circumstances. He hung up and stood, gears turning in his head.

-=-

Hisashi wiped blood from his cheek breathing hard. He hadn’t expected himself to snap so hard when the man had refused to hand over some blank beta registry papers. It was dark outside, he had snuck in the building with incredible ease well aware of the security in the building since he had done investigations here more than once. He now stood over a corpse. Hisashi knew he should be feeling fear, guilt, grief, something other than what was there. Satisfaction was the only thing he felt as he looked down at the mess.

When he had taken down criminals he had always been a bit more brutal and efficient than the rest of the force. They chalked it up to a love for justice. What he never told anyone was that he always had a thrill when he was able to beat evil. Or maybe it didn’t even have to be evil, just the sight of blood had adrenaline pumping through him and old alpha instincts running wild. He had been vaguely aware of this mindset. Knew what it was, had read on it plenty of times since a lot of criminals came in with it. He was a Feral, just one good at hiding it when he needed to.

Hisashi stepped over the corpse to look through the man’s desk and filing cabinets looking for the papers he wanted. He growled in frustration when he had emptied the last draw and nothing useful was found. Where did they keep these registries?!

“My, what have we here?” a deep voice asked from the door way making Hisashi whip around baring his teeth at the newcomer. The man was big, and disturbing to look at. He didn’t appear to have a face. The skin grown over it as scar tissue enveloping his eyes and nose. The scent that managed to come towards Hisashi portrayed exactly how powerful this man was. But Hisashi stood his ground against the other alpha.

“You killed my doctor. I’ll have to find a new one now.” The man mused unfazed by Hisashi’s standoffish attitude. He remained casual telling Hisashi he was likely dealing with someone who saw death and Ferals often. End conclusion: Likely a criminal. “Tell me, what are you looking for?”

-=-

Hisashi stared at the papers in his hand. The empty beta birth certificate and registries were now in his possession. He gave a deep sigh as he made his way up the last step and found himself in front of his apartment. Before he had come home he had cleaned up. He no longer had blood on him and the smell of smoke did not cling to him. The strange man had been more than helpful to him, he likely saved Hisashi’s family. They had departed with Hisashi promising to repay this debt. The man had simply chuckled and agreed.

Any thoughts of his strange night went out the window as he opened the door and found Inko running to him with tears again.

“Hisashi where have you been?!” she cried as she quickly wrapped arms around him and nuzzled into his chest.

“I was out getting these.” Hisashi said bringing the papers up to Inko’s eyes. They widened at the sight of them and she turned to him shocked.

“How?” she asked completely dumbfounded at the sight before her face twisted to cry again. Except now he could hear it as a release of anxiety, she was relieved he had been able to do this.

“I have my ways. They won’t be taking our pup away.” Hisashi said wrapping his arms around her in return and kissing the top of her head. “We can deal with anything that comes our way Inko. I won’t let our family be torn apart by outsiders.”

-=-

Present

Izuku was speechless as his mother explained that Hisashi had first delved into illegal activity because of him. She had explained that she didn’t know where he had gotten the registry papers or even how.

“At the time I was just so relieved that we would be able to save Izuku from being taken out of our lives I didn’t question it. But I can’t deny the disturbed sense I had that night. Maybe if I’m honest with myself I may have caught the faint scent of blood on him.” Inko said honestly. “But he had been a good man and I trusted him! I didn’t think it would continue after that. I thought with those papers our problems were over.”

“But your husband continued doing things didn’t he?” Nedzu asked sympathetically. Inko blinked back tears as she nodded to him.

“It started out slow. At first he didn’t tell me that he had resigned from the police force. He simply left at night like always. But as time went on I noticed he came home with more injuries sometimes, or even came home trailing blood into the apartment. When I started speaking out to him about it he would just try to brush it off. When I mentioned that I was getting scared about this he would comfort me. But he continued doing these things and I knew he was no longer a cop. I never asked what he did specifically. I just didn’t want to know.” Inko said shamefully.

“Then Izuku came. I realized I didn’t want Hisashi to be this kind of man for our son. So I confronted him, begged him to stop whatever it was he was doing. He turned a little colder after that. He became a little more threatening to me when ever I tried to broach the subject again. But we both agreed these moments would happen without Izuku. Shigaraki was brought to the house from Hisashi’s ‘work’. I don’t know what that boy had been through but there was something off about him. Izuku however,” Inko said reaching over to brush the hair on her son’s forehead out of the way so she could see him better. “Befriended him quickly. A few years after that my husband left on some ‘job’. Shigaraki disappeared to where ever he had come from and our lives fell into peace. I guess it was stupid of me to think that peace would last.”

“Mom…” Izuku said his throat tightening as he looked up at her while she concluded the tale. “Dad became a criminal because of me didn’t he?”

Inko looked shocked at that and immediately wrapped him up into a tight hug.

“Izuku don’t you ever think that!” Inko said into the crook of his neck while he returned the hug. She could feel his tears wetting her shirt and guilt crowded her heart. “If I hadn’t pushed him so hard in my panic maybe we could have found a better way to keep you.”

“Please, there in no blame upon you two.” Nedzu said breaking their intimate moment calmly. “Hisashi was a man who made his own choices. Perhaps he made the wrong choices for the right reasons but it does not excuse his continued involvement with criminals. As the head of UA I offer our full services to aid you in getting away from him Mrs. Midoriya. But we need to have talks in greater details about these incidents with your husband. Anything could help us understand the situation better.”

Inko nodded to his words while she finally dried her face and took in a deep breath.

“I’ll tell you anything you want to know. Jut please keep Izuku’s secret.” Inko implored.

“His secret is safe with us. As of right now the only people who know are Eraserhead, Recover Girl, and I myself. Although I do wish to ask permission to tell a few more staff about your son’s status for his own safety.” Nedzu said but Inko immediately rejected the idea as soon as he said it.

“No! I don’t want anyone else to know. Too many people know already.” Inko said nervously clinging to Izuku’s arm in an odd sense of protectiveness.

“As you wish. Tell me does anyone else know about him? It would be good to have more emergency contacts in case you are unavailable for some reason.” Nedzu asked curiously and Inko went silent. She didn’t want to place the Bakugou’s on the line, they could get in real trouble if they were brought into this.

“Bakugou knows doesn’t he?” Aizawa said from his place leaning against the wall. While Inko had a pretty good poker face Izuku flinched next to her confirming Aizawa’s assumption. “Knew he did. He’s practically a guard dog for you in class.”

“If he knows I assume it is safe to say his family would be a safe choice as a second option for Izuku in case of emergencies?” Nedzu asked. Inko was suddenly set in stone unwilling to betray her friend but Izuku nodded for her. Nedzu hummed understandingly and didn’t push further on it. “With that settled I think this is a good time to bring up your living situation.”

Inko and Izuku both looked up confused at him.

“With your husband pretty much confirmed to be in cahoots with the League and the leader of the League apparently focused on your son,” Nedzu said making Inko gasp not expecting the young alpha to be in such a high position with the league. “I believe a living space in our campus would give you good security. I can even offer you an office job Mrs. Midoriya. Of course I will want to place a faculty member with you as added security so I hope you won’t mind if you live with someone certified in omega handling.”

Inko blinked multiple times at the offer before tearing up again, this time in joy. This man was offering so much for her and her son, how could she refuse?

“Wait, who would we be living with?” Izuku asked curiously only to hear a very tired sigh from behind as Aizawa rubbed the back of his neck.

“Why do I have a bad feeling about this Nedzu?” Aizawa said annoyed.

“Always a sharp one Eraserhead.” Nedzu said smiling at the tired alpha. Izuku looked back and forth between the two before piecing it together. He was going to be living with his teacher?!

Chapter Text

Bakugou was doing his 102nd push up working up a nice sweat when he finally got what he wanted. He lifted up while looking down at the phone laying on the ground at eye level. He had it close to him all day and the impatience was driving him crazy. His pacing around the house had prompted his mother to yell at him, his nerves only making hers worse. Both let out an argument that could be heard two blocks away and Bakugou let off stream through strenuous exercise.

His phone blared in his face ringing. He had put it on the loudest setting to ensure he wouldn’t miss it no matter what. He didn’t let it even complete the first ring as he dropped out of his exercise with ease and snatched it off the ground answering it.

“Deku.” The low growl came from his throat.

“H-Hi Kacchan.” Came the voice on the other end of the phone nervously.

“Where the fuck have you been?! Know what? Fuck that, tell me where you are right now.” Bakugou commanded getting off the ground to search for his shoes. Izuku winced from where he stood in the hall, when he had been given his phone back (the heroes had looked it over because of the connection to the villains) he found he had missed twelve calls from the explosive blond and a flurry of texts demanding he pick up or bodily harm would befall him.

“I’m still at school. They just gave me my phone back and my mom is still talking to Nedzu.” Izuku said while Bakugou kicked his foot to get the shoe on correctly. “Sorry I couldn’t call sooner Kacchan.”

“Why did they take your phone? Why weren’t we allowed to come see you?” Bakugou snarled, exercising seemed to have been a bad choice because the extra sweat made mini explosions pop off from his anger while he ripped his door open and slammed it behind him. Apparently Izuku could hear it because there was a pause and a small chuckle heard on the other end. Bakugou would punch him later for laughing at that anger.

“I…I have a lot to tell you. I want to tell you in person though.” Izuku said quietly and Bakugou listened intently to the change of tone. He sounded…tired, and distressed. It made Bakugou’s eye twitch and his teeth clench as he ran down the steps of his home and out the door before his mother could yell at him again.

“Fine. I’ll be there in five.” Bakugou said. Izuku blinked at that, it was at least a twenty minute walk to UA from the train station that would take a ten minute ride for Bakugou’s home. But he couldn’t deny the sudden wave of longing to want to see the alpha as soon as possible. What Izuku wanted more than anything at the moment was to go nest in Bakugou’s room.

Izuku didn’t want to cry in front of Bakugou, he knew how badly it affected the alpha. But right now everything was sinking in to him. The stress of his secrets now being out of his and his mother’s control and placed in the hands of others. The fact that his father was not the man he thought he was. The realization that villains were closer to home than he ever would have suspected. Even in a building full of heroes Izuku was feeling lost and vulnerable. So he said something in a moment of weakness with tears coming to his eyes again.

“Please hurry Kacchan.”

If Bakugou was determined to make it there in five, Izuku’s wobbly voice on the other side of the phone just made him cut that time down to three.

-=-

The sound of explosions was telling. Izuku’s head rose up from its resting place on his arms over his knees where he sat against the hallway. A small smile came to his lips, Kacchan was using his quirk to get here much faster. He pushed himself to his feet as he heard running down the hall and a blond figure skidded into the one Izuku was in. Their eyes locked together and Bakugou looked pissed to see Izuku with puffy eyes from crying. Izuku didn’t have time to breath before Bakugou’s arms were around him in a crushing grip.

“Tell me everything Deku.” Bakugou murmured while Izuku returned the hug automatically. Bakugou must have been able to sense the seriousness of the situation if he was offering such a open display of affection. Izuku rested his forehead on Bakugou’s collarbone and just took deep breathes of his scent, the misty feelings in his eyes faded as he drank it in.

“They…They found out.” Izuku said hesitantly and felt the arms around him tighten making him wince. “Kacchan too tight.” He said breathlessly and felt him loosen after another pause.

“Let’s go.” Bakugou said suddenly turning and grabbing Izuku’s hand to drag him after him. A bewildered Izuku staggered after him before pulling back to make Bakugou stop.

“Where are you trying to go?” Izuku asked when heated crimson eyes looked back at him.

“Anywhere. We’ll go anywhere where you can hide. You won’t end up in a facility. Let them try to find you, I’ll tear their throats out if they try.” Bakugou said darkly and making Izuku’s eyes widen. He stood there dumbfounded for a moment while Bakugou tugged his hand again trying to get them moving.

“Wait Kacchan! We’re…I’m fine. They know but they aren’t going to turn me in.” Izuku said and Bakugou’s eyes narrowed in suspicion. Izuku looked to the ground. “They want to help me be a hero. And I found out a little more about those villains from the USJ.”

This sparked the alpha’s full attention and he turned back to Izuku but didn’t let go of his hand. So he had been right, that creepy hand alpha from the attack was somehow involved with Izuku. His palms itched at the thought of the villain going anywhere near the omega.

“Let’s just sit down for a minute. I have a lot to tell you.” Izuku said tiredly looking up at Bakugou. Bakugou looked the other boy up and down taking in his distress and sagging form.

“Then let’s go to my house.” Bakugou said and Izuku visibly twitched at the implication that he would be nesting. The alpha had pegged what the omega wanted to do without Izuku even having to say anything. But before he opened his mouth another person entered the hall from just around the corner they were close to. Aizawa looked down at them while Bakugou whirled around to glare at the man.

“Midoriya is not allowed to leave campus without my express permission.” Aizawa said folding his arms across his chest to regard the other young alpha.

“What the fuck? Why not?” Bakugou snarled.

“Because I’m going to be his handler from now on.” Aizawa said dismissively. Handler?! Bakugou really had to reel in his anger or he might have just blasted their teacher into the next city. He probably could do it too with Izuku standing next to him.

“Well Deku wants to come to my place so move the fuck out of the way.” Bakugou said not backing down from the stand off. Aizawa stared for another second before speaking up again.

“Are you taking him to nest?” the man asked. Izuku’s face went beet red at those words while Bakugou bared his teeth at the other alpha. Their reactions told him he had hit the nail on the head and he sighed. “You can’t take Midoriya off the campus. But I can see he needs the rest. You’ll have to bring items to his new room if he wants too that badly.”

“New room?” Bakugou asked incredulously. He turned back to Izuku who was watching the teacher with clear embarrassment at having been caught wanting to do such an activity. Izuku wasn’t sure his mom even knew he nested at Bakugou’s place. She had seen it at home but it was another thing to nest outside their own home territory.

“Midoriya take him there. Your mother won’t be there for at least another two hours while we continue sorting things out. He can go bring stuff from his home there or take things from the locker room.” Aizawa said relenting a bit. Aizawa was a certified handler so he knew the omega needed this. It also confirmed that Bakugou was courting the omega whether they both realized it or not. God he didn’t want to have to deal with this, there was going to be some long awkward talks to the fluffy boy about this and plans for heats. He rubbed his forehead already feeling a headache forming, these were problems to deal with later. For now getting the omega destressed was the best thing to do.

“Come on Kacchan.” Izuku said taking the lead still with a blush on his cheeks as he took the other teen past their teacher. Bakugou continued glaring at Aizawa while they went until they turned the corner and they lost sight of the alpha.

“You have a lot to explain Deku.” Bakugou said still pissed that the other alpha was dictating where the omega could and could not go.

“You have no idea.” Izuku muttered under his breath as they went along. Aizawa had already shown Izuku and his mother their new living quarters. There were small housing buildings deeper on campus barely visible with the forest around them. He shouldn’t have been surprised that housing was available for hero staff, it just made sense that they would need to be on stand by.

The pair stopped briefly at the locker room where Bakugou grabbed his used clothes he has left there in the past and a towel or two from the showers. Izuku tried not to think to hard about that. It was a meager pile of materials compared to what he had to choose from at Bakugou’s home but it would have to do. Once they left the locker rooms Izuku was leading the way basically speed walking. His eagerness to nest hastening his step, he didn’t realize how much he needed this than right now. Walking in anticipation of being able to rest properly.

Chapter Text

Izuku’s new room had a weird layout to it that threw Bakugou off. The room itself was a little spacy with normal looking dressers, a desk, some empty shelves that he was sure would be filled by All Might merch soon, and the bed. The bed was weird to Bakugou. It was just a big circular mattress with a canopy and curtains able to be drawn around them. It was also located smack dab in the middle of the room instead of up against a wall. He also took note that Izuku’s room had no windows, the only light was provided by the dimmer switches by the door.

Izuku however seemed to love the new room and walked in with no hesitance towards the bed. Bakugou followed along still looking around and carrying his locker room clothes. The bed was raised off the ground to a point past their hips so Izuku literally had to climb up onto it. Bakugou watched from a short distance away while Izuku felt around the new nesting ground testing spots and looking for the perfect nest center.

Bakugou never understood this behavior but the shape of the bed made sense now. Sometimes Izuku would get very frustrated with Bakugou’s bed when the sides of his makeshift nest fell off the edge. One thing he had learned over all the times the omega had nested in his it was that Bakugou had no say in the nest. If something shifted and fell off the bed he was not allowed to pick it up or risk making the omega incredibly annoyed and snippy. But this bed was large enough to have plenty of room for Izuku’s nest and provide a comfortable amount of border to avoid that problem.

Izuku didn’t ask but simply took the items from Bakugou’s arms. He was in high focus at the moment and Bakugou might as well have not been there. Bakugou shoved his hands into the pockets on his pants to watch the omega work. The nest was slow in creation and the border was small and sparse. After about another twenty minutes of shifting the contents of the bed around Izuku seemed to reach a satisfying build. He gave a hum of contentment before sinking into the plush mattress and curling into the comforter under him.

Bakugou took that as the signal to approach. He walked over and sat of the edge looking over to see Izuku’s fuzzy green head pop up to look at him a little guiltily.

“Sorry that took so long Kacchan.” Izuku said blushing at him.

“It’s fine nerd.” Bakugou said looking at his feet and waiting for another moment to let Izuku settle before asking, “So what happened?”

Izuku stilled in the nest at that. He chewed his bottom lip as looked over to meet crimson eyes. He was looking a bit shameful again and it prickled the alpha’s nerves.

“I need to tell you about my dad.” Izuku said making Bakugou look over at him confused. What did he have to do with any of this? Wasn’t the dude a workaholic overseas?

“What about him?” Bakugou asked watching Izuku pick at the fabric of the blanket. And then Izuku told him everything, about his dad, about the boy who once came to his home, and about the new arrangements of his living.

-=-

“Tomura, we should return to home. Sensei informed me that Hisashi should be coming back any day now. I don’t believe Sensei notified him about the current predicament. I think it would be best to avoid being in the line of fire when he does come here.” Kurogiri suggested from his place standing in the empty kitchen area. The young alpha had insisted coming here the minute his tantrum had ended after their failed attack.

Tomura growled from his spot on the ground in the empty living room. He should have known Izuku wouldn’t be here. He bet it was that bitch of a mother, it was probably her fault that this apartment was empty and Izuku was hanging around heroes. Out of habit Tomura reached to scratch his abused neck only to be annoyed by the bandages there blocking his attempt at self-mutilation. If Izuku were here he wouldn’t have to wear them, the omega had a healing quirk.

Tomura had stepped through the warp gate to the front door of the apartment with clear intentions. His hands went up corroding the door to dust and entering to find the place abandoned.

“I’m home Izu-chan.” He had muttered but found a distinct lack of a reply. His vision faded to memories of a smaller version of the omega running down the hall to greet him with that warm smile. The reality he saw was a dark apartment with no one waiting to welcome him home. Kurogiri had expected more of an outburst at this discovery but the alpha was strangely silent as he made his way through the apartment. Tomura went to Izuku’s old room to find it empty as well. He eventually settled on the floor where the couch had at one time been. He had been sitting there for hours now and Kurogiri figured it was time to go.

With another slow growl Tomura pushed himself to his feet and went to where the bartender had opened up a portal. He was debating, trying to figure out whose fault it was that the omega was with the enemies. Was it the boy’s mother’s fault? The influence of the omega’s beloved All Might? Or maybe it was that other boy’s fault, the one with spiky hair and red eyes. Tomura recognized the boy. It was the Kacchan from all those years ago, the one that bullied Izuku when he was a child.

When they were young Izuku constantly blabbed to Tomura while Tomura listened silently and played on his game. A lot of what he talked about were heroes but the ‘Kacchan’ boy sometimes made an appearance in the one sided conversation. Contrary to how it may have looked Tomura listened intently. He knew the other boy knew Izuku’s secret.

Izuku would whine to Tomura about being teased by Kacchan sometimes he would cry about it. Tomura remained silent and offered no comfort besides his presence for the omega. He didn’t let it show, the slow building fury that Izuku was crying. He had become very close to the omega during their time together and it pissed him off when Izuku cried because of other people.

So when Izuku left for school in the morning, Tomura followed. He watched the smaller boy from a distance as he was teased by the other kids. He watched as the little Kacchan would sometimes lead that bullying on the quirkless omega. Oddly enough they didn’t physically hurt him, the blonde alpha seemed to have enough sense to not allow that. But Tomura didn’t care. He knew you could inflict wounds without touching someone.

Tomura stewed in the shadows across the street from the school waiting in the shadows of the building. He watched as Inko came to pick up Izuku, who was all smiles and sunshine, never mentioning to her that he was being bullied. Then he saw the little blonde alpha sitting out of the steps with a few more of his friends waiting for his own parent to pick him up. Tomura moved from his spot, crossing the street and mingling among the smaller kids who avoided him sensing something odd about him. He circled around until he stepped up behind the unknowing alpha. The kid was loud and obnoxious.

Tomura’s hand itched at his side as he stared down at the other boy. Izuku would be happier at school if this boy were gone. It would take a simple touch to get rid of him. Tomura reached forward a pale hand towards the back of Kacchan’s head. It hovered just an inch from that spiky hair when a familiar voice called out.

“Kacchan!” Izuku called running over from his mother’s side. Tomura dropped his hand and turned away quickly to avoid being seen by the omega. He had on a baggy hoodie with the hood up so the omega wouldn’t see him. The other kids around the other alpha got up to go to some carpool leaving Kacchan alone with Izuku.

“What do you want Deku?” Kacchan said dismissively looking disinterested in the conversation before it even started.

“I just wanted to say thank you again.” Izuku said blushing at the other. Tomura twitched at that look on the omega but continued listening curious as to why the other was thanking his bully. “If you hadn’t grabbed my bag today the others might have found out my secret.”

“Shut up Deku. They will if you talk about it out loud like this. You need to bath in that spray stuff cause your stink would be easy to track.” Kacchan growled gruffly at the other standing up from his spot. Tomura stood rigidly with his back to the boys. So the other had helped Izuku cover up his scent from the other kids? Tomura felt a divide in desires. The boy made Izuku cry so he would deserve to turn to a pile of ash. But he had also been there to cover him up when he was almost discovered.

Tomura turned and left the school without turning back. He dissolved a few things as he walked back to the apartment to blow off all the steam that had been building in him from watching the other alpha hang around Izuku. He made it back to the apartment before Inko and Izuku and he threw off the hoodie he had been wearing in the laundry. He then took his place on the couch and waited for them to return home.

“Tomachan I’m home!” Izuku’s voice echoed down the hall as he hurriedly kicked off his shoes and stumbled in to see him. Tomura grunted at him while Izuku climbed up next to him pulling off his bag and pulling out a picture he had drawn that day to show off to Tomura.

“Did anything happen at school today?” Tomura asked cutting off what ever ramble Izuku had been on. Izuku hesitated, eyes flitting behind Tomura to where Tomura was sure Inko was in the kitchen before smiling at the other boy.

“Nope! It was just lots of fun. Kacchan took one of my pictures though.” Izuku grumbled and then went back to his senseless talking. This was the first time Izuku kept a secret from Tomura.

The Tomura of the present blinked down at his hands. He had spaced out remembering the younger years. He growled as he decided he knew whose fault it was that Izuku was being ruined. It was all of their faults. Inko, All Might, and that disgusting alpha from all those years ago. He couldn’t wait for Hisashi to realize it too.

-=-

Izuku wiped the tears away as he finished telling Bakugou everything. He didn’t get very far before he had started crying again but in the nest it felt so relieving to let all this out. Saying it out loud with his own mouth made things sink in with finality. Bakugou had been oddly quiet during all of it, allowing Izuku to ramble off track at some points until he rounded back to the main points.

“Kacchan…Are you mad?” Izuku asked nervous about the answer. He wouldn’t be surprised if the alpha didn’t want anything to do with him after all this. Even if Izuku hadn’t known a lot of this his mother had clearly known. His family was just the incarnation of trouble.

“I am.” Bakugou growled out his first words and Izuku sank deeper into the nest with tears threatening the corners of his eyes. “But not at you Deku. I’m mad at your old lady. I’m mad that I didn’t know all this. I’m mad cause this means there’s more threats to you than I can fucking count.”

Bakugou whirled on him suddenly. He was leaning over the nest but dared not to enter it. Izuku gulped at the sudden proximity and stared into his intent red eyes.

“I have to know these things. So promise me now on your shitty life that you won’t keep anymore secrets. Partners don’t do this shit with each other so if we’re going to be a duo you have to promise me this Deku.” Bakugou said. Izuku’s breath caught in his throat at those words. He jumped out of the nest practically tackling the alpha in a tight hug and rubbed his face into the blonde’s chest.

“I promise Kacchan!” Izuku cried into him and felt Bakugou reach down and rub his back with heated hands. Bakugou was so angry right now that his quirk was being worked up. But he never snapped at the smaller boy in his arms.

Chapter Text

“Take this.” Aizawa said while standing in their kitchen. Izuku and his mother had just finished up their meal and Izuku was preparing to head to the infirmary for his check in with Recovery Girl and healing time with All Might. Izuku blinked looking down at a glass of water set out and a pill sitting on the counter.

“What is it?” Izuku asked weirded out by the situation. Aizawa just pinched the bridge of his nose like he had a headache before answering him.

“Its birth control.” He dead panned and Izuku immediately blushed down to his shoulders. “Your mother informed me that you haven’t been on it since she didn’t think you would need it until your first heat. But with you hanging around with Bakugou I think it would be safer to start this up now.”

Izuku almost fainted on the spot from sheer embarrassment. Aizawa looked like he wanted to anywhere but here. But the smaller male nodded anyway picking up the pill and swallowing it down. His thoughts went back to the unexpected rut Bakugou went into a few weeks ago. Maybe this was for the best.

“Open your mouth.” Aizawa demanded throwing Izuku off but he complied. Aizawa grabbed his jaw turning his face this way and that. “Lift your tongue.” Izuku complied still baffled and then he was released.

“Um, what was that about?” Izuku said in confusion.

“Omega’s will sometimes try to get out of taking birth control, especially when close to heats. The innate breeding instincts are triggered and I’m not taking that chance. Remember that if your instincts try to talk you out of it.” Aizawa said and walked away leaving Izuku standing there with this new information. He wouldn’t do that, right?

-=-

“Its good to see you safe young Midoriya.” All Might said as they sat side by side in the infirmary.

“You too All Might. I can’t believe they managed to get onto campus. I can’t believe they had that ‘Nomu’ thing too. Its scary to see something like that with multiple quirks.” Izuku said brow furrowed. Recovery Girl had taken care of any fresh injuries All Might had obtained from the fight so this was just a heal session so All Might could keep form. “I didn’t know if was possible to have multiple quirks like that. Although I guess its something akin to Todoroki’s quirk? Nomu had shock absorption, regeneration, and some ridiculous strength…”

Izuku continued his ramble anxiously while All Might tensed at the mention of the Nomu. All Might had talked for a long time with detective Tsukauchi about it. Both had come to the conclusion that the enemy All Might believed to have destroyed was very much alive. This meant his mission to find a suitable successor was imperative, with the condition All Might was in it would be better to pass it on. Then again it was alright if he had Midoriya around, but he couldn’t rely on the child to be there every time he needed him. Although if he asked Midoriya would likely try. All Might smiled at that thought only just realizing Izuku had gone quiet and turned to the boy.

Izuku was looking down at his hands eyes hazy and seeing something All Might wasn’t privy too. It was an odd look to see on the boy, one of serious thought.

“All Might.” Izuku said looking back up at his hero.

“What is it my boy?” Toshinori asked curious as to why he suddenly looked so determined.

“I want to be stronger. During that fight…It was frustrating to be sidelined, unable to protect people.” Izuku said mulling over his thoughts carefully. “I’m grateful to have this quirk, but it only lets me pick up the pieces after villains have broken the people who fight them off.”

“Everyone has a limit to their abilities. Your work is important as a hero. Without you, your friends and colleagues wouldn’t be able to get up and face the next threat.” All Might said reassuringly but he watched as Izuku clenched his fists. “I heard from the others that you ran out to Eraserhead’s aid. I commend your bravery but there is a fine line between bravery and brashness. Support heroes must choose when they make their moves carefully, Midoriya.”

“I couldn’t help it. I saw he was hurt. I thought maybe I could help and my legs moved before I could really assess the danger.” Izuku said biting his lip. All Might startled at that, a body moving without regard to self-harm was often an element of a true hero. He gazed down at the beta boy as if seeing him anew. Would this boy do well if bestowed with this power?

All Might shook the thought away. Midoriya was brave, there was no doubt. He would make a great hero in the future. But his body from what he has read on files cannot maintain muscle mass making the channeling of One For All basically impossible. Unless the boy would be willing to snap limbs constantly to use the power. He winced at the thought of it, sure the boy would heal but he would still feel the pain. So no, Midoriya couldn’t be the one.

“Just try to be more aware next time. Use this experience as a reminder of what you can do.” All Might said and Izuku nodded stiffly. He didn’t seem all that happy with the advice but the boy needed to learn where he was needed the most. Izuku got up from the healing session and headed out to class with meager smile to All Might and a dampened spirit.

All Might rubbed the back of his neck uncomfortably. He never liked to tell people that they weren’t able to do something. But maybe Izuku didn’t need physical strength, maybe he could learn to use a weapon. All Might made a mental note to ask Snipe about it.

-=-

The moment Izuku entered the classroom he was surrounded by friends. People asked if he was okay, what injuries he had sustained, and why they hadn’t been allowed to visit him. Izuku held up his hands as if he could shield himself off from the sudden flood of concern.

“Man we were really worried about you.” Kirishima said coming over and slinging an arm over Izuku’s shoulders.

“Ah you guys shouldn’t have been! I can heal myself. A-And you guys weren’t allowed to see me because I was kind of in a hibernation state.” Izuku stated nervously. Nedzu had already told him what to say to curious classmates and it was basically the truth minus a few details.

“Hibernation?” Asui asked curiously touching her chin and tilting her head in thought.

“Yeah. Apparently, I can use up too much energy. Healing seems to use the most and it looks like healing myself, Mr. Aizawa, and Thirteen was pushing the limit. So they wanted to keep people away so that they wouldn’t disturb the process of my recuperation.” Izuku explained, half the class gave a sigh of relief at hearing that. A few left then letting him have personal space again while his closer friends continued to hover. Mainly Uraraka and Iida.

“I was so scared when I saw you disappear back at the USJ.” Uraraka whispered to him as they walked back towards his desk.

“Yeah it freaked me out too.” Izuku agreed as he sat down.

“I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there to help you.” Iida said clenching his fits unhappily. Izuku understood his frustration.

“Hey it was thanks to you that All Might was able to get there in time. Plus the rest of the heroes.” Uraraka said pointing it out to alpha but it didn’t help that much. So Izuku tried to skirt past it so Iida wouldn’t have to endure anymore.

“Rest of the heroes?” Izuku asked curiously and Uraraka clapped her hands excitedly.

“Yeah basically the entire staff of UA showed up after you passed out. They rounded up all those thugs, even that weird one that fought All Might.” Uraraka said and Izuku looked at her enviously. He wished he could have seen them all doing work. It would have been cool to see so many heroes gathered together in one place.

Uraraka and Iida caught him up and told him about what happened while he was out of it. The police had showed up and the villains were taken away. The news quickly caught wind of the attack and the media was giving some disapproving remarks to UA even though students retained minor injuries and the attack was defeated. The door to the classroom slid open and Bakugou walked in. The alpha didn’t waste a glance to the rest of the classroom as he made his way to where Izuku was sitting growling at the two who were crowding the omega.

However, his growling didn’t ward off their socializing. In fact it made Uraraka light up a bit and turn mischievously to Izuku. Her big brown eyes going back and forth between the two.

“So you two are dating right?” she stated bluntly into the air. The whole classroom went silent as people pretended not to be listening in on the conversation. Izuku’s face went scarlet at Uraraka’s question while Bakugou got up over Izuku’s desk to draw him close smirking out at the class.

“Got a problem if we are?” Bakugou said, his alpha presence daring anyone to challenge him. No one did but a few girls in the class squealed making Izuku’s embarrassment even more prominent.

“Y-Yeah I guess we are.” Izuku managed to stutter out, his admission only had Bakugou’s smirk growing. “Was it really that obvious?” Izuku asked, his skin was just going to be a permanent pink tint after this.

“Well kind of, you two have been super close this whole time. Plus you guys were hugging back at the USJ and after you passed out Bakugou wouldn’t let anyone else touch you. I heard that after he carried you back to the infirmary Midnight had to use her quirk so they could separate you two.” Uraraka said making Bakugou twitch in the slightest hint of embarrassment. But Bakugou responded in the only way he knew how.

“All the more reason for you guys to fuck off and leave Deku alone before I make you leave Round Cheeks.” Bakugou said letting off the smallest explosion in the palm of his hand threateningly. Uraraka just giggled at him retreating with Iida to the other corner of the room were she sat whispering to him. Iida looked uncomfortable to be talking about these things, his normally stern exterior flustered by the conversation.

The door slid open again and Aizawa walked in. His tired gaze landed on where Bakugou was still crowding against Izuku and he sighed. He really didn’t want to have to play chaperone to hormonal teenagers. And why did Midoriya have to have the most troublesome alpha in the class? Then he thought of the alpha’s that had been in the boy’s life so far and realized he problem hasn’t been around alpha with normal temperaments.

“Alright settle down and take your seats.” Aizawa said looking pointedly to where Bakugou was standing. Bakugou clicked his tongue at Aizawa before taking his seat. Aizawa took his place in front of the classroom and looked out over his students. “I have an announcement to make so listen up. In one week’s time UA will be having our annual sports festival.”

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Izuku leaned back in his seat just as excited as his classmates to have heard about the festival. Although some had expressed concerns about the security of having such an event after the attack their teacher assured them that things would be fine and that this would be a show of solidarity in the face of any scheming villains. At the mention of the attack Izuku’s mind wondered back to it. If Tomachan had been arrested would be in a rehabilitation program by now? Maybe he should have tried harder, maybe he could have found the words to get through to the alpha. Maybe if he was just a little better at combat he could have stood up better for his own values.

“Deku you can’t fix crazy.” Bakugou murmured quietly. Izuku pressed his lips together to stop the muttering he had started up. He looked up to see the blonde to see red eyes watching him over his shoulder.

“I need to get stronger. I think I really could have helped-“

“No you don’t. You just need to stay by my side. I’ll be your weapon Deku. So don’t go blaming yourself for what went down. It’s my fault for leaving your side.” Bakugou said interrupting the omega. His hands tightened into fists at the thought of Izuku calling out to him in that warp gate quirk. He had failed to protect him and it wasn’t going to happen again.

“Kacchan I can’t stay defenseless. I’m going to get better.” Izuku said feeling a rise of irritation at the alpha. Despite the fact that they had grown up together Bakugou had a tendency to say things like this. Things that echoed the law makers that needed to ‘protect’ omega so much they segregated them from society.

“You won’t be defenseless. Just trust me Deku.” Bakugou said equal irritation dripping into his voice as he turned around fully to Izuku. Izuku twitched. He remembered that his nick name was born out of a tinier Kacchan calling him defenseless Izuku and while it had evolved into something affectionate Izuku didn’t think Bakugou’s opinion had changed.

“You can’t be there every second Kacchan.” Izuku said and this time Kacchan actually growled at him fixing him with a glare.

“Wanna bet?” he snarled quietly, he didn’t like Izuku questioning his abilities as a hero partner and as an alpha. Izuku was taking this all the wrong way, he trusted Izuku to take out small fries but there was only so far one could go in hand to hand combat when you didn’t have an offensive quirk. Even if Deku learned to use a weapon he could be disarmed and left just as defenseless as before. It would be safer and more efficient if Deku just promised to stay close to him.

“Actually yeah!” Izuku said a hint of anger in his own voice. Bakugou bristled at him and narrowed his eyes but Izuku didn’t back down. “If I get a placement in the sports festival you have to stop telling me to wait on the sidelines. I’m going to prove myself Kacchan.”

Bakugou barely held in a sneer at the challenge. He wasn’t telling Izuku to stay on the sidelines. He was telling the omega to stay with him. That included when they were on the battlefield and when Bakugou thought they should avoid combat like he had at the USJ.

“Fine. Then if I get first place you have to listen to me Deku. I’ll be the one calling the shots. You might as well be my side kick.” Bakugou growled at the omega and Izuku prickled at that. He had proposed it before when they were younger. Izuku had shot it down immediately much to the alpha’s grumbling discontent. Izuku was going to be a full fledged hero, not some accessory to Bakugou’s spotlight.

“Fine.” Izuku said boldly and Bakugou gave a vicious smirk. He had planned to get the number one spot before but now Izuku had given it motivation so that he couldn’t lose. Death or victory.

They sat in class in silence, both cooling down from the sudden declarations. And despite being deeply annoyed with Bakugou Izuku couldn’t help but give a small smile when the explosive boy stood at dismissal and turned to him waiting for Izuku to follow. He got up hiding the smile with a forced frown to give the blonde the impression that he was still upset. But Bakugou seemed to see through it.

“Still want to hang out at your place? I brought some things.” Bakugou asked. Izuku blushed at the very blatant offer to nest but nodded anyway. Neither was forgetting the bet but neither wanted to be apart either. They headed to the door together under a scrutinizing gaze from Aizawa, Bakugou gave him a glare as they reached the door.

Kirishima was ahead of them and opened the door before blanching in surprise.

“Hey why are there a bunch of people out here?” Kirishima asked to no one in particularly. Everyone in class curiously came to the door to see a small crowd waiting, the other students murmuring amongst themselves.

“They’re here to check out the competition.” Bakugou said clicking his tongue in annoyance and subtly moved to block Izuku from the gazes of the strangers outside of their classroom. Suddenly a person stepped forward through the crowd to face the confused Class 1-A. Izuku felt the bell of familiarity ringing in the back of his head at seeing the fanned out purple hair. Bakugou immediately seemed to tense at the sight of this new comer and he was practically baring his teeth at him.

“You’re right. With the festival coming up students are getting the chance to get into the hero course. As long as we place in the top ranks they’ll put us in and kick one of you out. I plan to do just that.” Shinsou said boldly making the other students murmur around him. At the sound of his voice Izuku remembered where he had seen the boy before and brightened. He would love to have such a concerned person in the class with them.

“A-Actually we have an open seat in our class right now. So I hope you get that spot!” Izuku said cheerily coming around into sight from behind the slowly more angered alpha. At the sight of Izuku and his kind words Shinsou got the slightest hint of a blush on his cheeks and looked away.

“I’m not the only one looking for a spot in your class. Just be prepared.” Shinsou muttered suddenly flustered to see the other beta boy.

“Eh? That a threat Eye Bags?” Bakugou snarled finally moving forward to glare out at the hallway. “None of you extras have a chance of getting into this course. If you were worthy you would have been selected at the entrance exam so fuck off.”

“Bakugou! Watch your profanity!” Iida immediately yelled chopping the air behind him while the rest of his class gaped and stuttered at Bakugou’s utter disrespect to the other students.

“Kacchan!” Izuku said feeling his irritation at the blonde come crawling back as he glared back at the alpha.

“Wow, Class A sure is full of themselves. Survive one villain attack and you think you can take on the whole school.” Someone whistled and came through the crowd. The new alpha sad slyly. He was blonde with blue eyes and an air of snobbish superiority about him that clashed hypocritically with his accusation against the class. Izuku wrinkled his nose at this guy, his scent was a bit unpleasant to him.

Bakugou twitched at the new comer, not liking another alpha insulting him.

“Say what you like but actions speak louder than words. I’ll crush you all during this festival and take first place.” Bakugou growled eyes flicking meaningfully at Izuku who frowned at back at him. Bakugou didn’t want to stick around any longer and with that he grabbed Izuku’s hand and pushed through the crowd intent on ignoring the extras.

The outraged crowd and Class A was left in the dust behind them. Although his irritation at the blonde had reached a new height the prospect of nesting was too good to pass up. And Bakugou had said he had brought proper nesting materials. It would be such a relief and he could give the alpha a piece of his mind when he was able to curl up in it.

-=-

“Why not?!” Tomura howled in a tantrum to the TV screen.

“Tomura, there is a fine line between boldness and stupidity. We have shown our boldness from our latest attack. To make a move at the festival would be stupidity. You must think carefully if you want to achieve your goals.” The voice said on the other end. Sensei had seemingly endless patience with the alpha while Kurogiri sighed from his spot behind the bar. Tomura was demanding to form an attack on the festival but luckily Sensei was refusing.

“You still do not have a League Tomura, you must focus your efforts to expand your ranks. Mindless Nomu can only support you for mindless tasks.” Sensei said calmly while Tomura twitched in irritation. The thought of the league Tomura stilled.

“Did you tell Hisashi about Izu-chan?” Tomura asked. The TV was silent for a moment.

“No.” Sensei said quietly. “But when he discovers the truth you will gain a very powerful ally. He will be a good beginning foundation for your League. Along with his new company.”

Tomura went quiet at that. Hisashi was coming back. That means he’ll have someone who agrees with him about Izuku.

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“What was the Regulation Act Article 4 and how did it change governmental enforcement?” Izuku asked staring at his notes as the world around him shifted up and down. The omega was currently sitting cross legged on top of a very sweaty alpha who was doing pushups. Bakugou tended to be relentless with training but with the festival coming up he was spending even more time on it. Izuku himself had just finished a very long sprinting session on the track they were on and was resting. Still Aizawa was a cruel man and they had a quiz of quirk regulation not long after the festival.

“It fucking made it so that police and some military branches are prohibited from using their shitty quirks at leisure.” Bakugou snarled as he lifted up and Izuku mentally counted push up number 87. He was a tad jealous that Bakugou was so physically fit, he always had been. Izuku was feeling a bit anxious about the festival tomorrow, he had the constant feeling that he was some how slacking in the last week of non-stop training.

“Correct.” Izuku said flipping the page and searching for a harder question for the alpha. Bakugou was strength incarnate but he also had a sharp mind. He needed something to be more of a challenge.

“Who was the advocate for harsher regulation on foreign quirk screening of immigrants?” Izuku asked thinking he might actually stump the blonde. Bakugou scowled at the ground as sweat dripped off his face as he tried to remember it properly.

“That one phoenix chick…what the fuck was her name? Kotori?” Bakugou grunted after another minute of trying to grasp the name on the tip of his tongue.

“Correct.” Izuku sighed. Did Bakugou know everything? He was so sure that one would trip him up. Another rise and Izuku mentally checked off that Bakugou had down one hundred push ups. He hopped off the alpha who flipped over and just laid there on the ground breathing a bit hard and shutting his eyes against the sun.

“I’ll grab the water.” Izuku called to the blonde as he walked over to the nearby grassy hill where their phones, bags, and water sat. Bakugou grunted at him which he interpreted as a ‘thanks’ and Izuku nodded still looking over the notes. He reached their belongings muttering to himself about entertainment licensing of quirks when a sound startled him from it.

His phone was ringing. Izuku grabbed the two waters, tucking one into the bend of his elbow and used his free hand to reach down and grab it. He assumed it was his mother calling to tell him to take it easy. She had called everyday during their training in worry because he would come back home too exhausted to do anything else but sleep. So he answered it without looking at the number on the screen.

“Hello?” Izuku said putting the phone on his shoulder to squish it there so he could grab his notebook again and walk back to Bakugou.

“Hey squirt.”

Izuku immediately dropped the waters and notebook. He might have even stopped breathing too. It was his dad. The tone was painfully light hearted. Listening to that voice one might forget what past had been revealed about the man behind it.

“Izuku are you there?” his dad asked sounding a bit confused and concerned. Was this really the voice of a villain?

“Y-Yeah!” Izuku managed to stutter out. This call was so out of the blue. Why was he calling? Not far away Bakugou cracked an eye open at Izuku wondering what was taking him so long. With Bakugou’s semi-overactive sweat glands he was dying of thirst. But he saw Izuku standing rigid and the bottles rolling away from him, he knew immediately something was wrong.

“Good. I’ve got a bit of a surprise for you. I’m back in town.” Hisashi said smiling. He couldn’t wait to hear Izuku sputter in delight and run to Inko in excitement. He could practically picture his son’s cute little face lighting up, although with how long he had been gone he probably wasn’t so little anymore. Still his heart warmed imagining it.

Izuku paled considerably as that sunk in to him. His dad was back?! Had he seen the empty apartment yet? Did he know?

“R-Really? I thought you said you weren’t coming home for a few months?” Izuku said his voice shaking as well as the hand that was holding the phone.

Hisashi smiled. His son was in shock but he recognized that wobbly voice anywhere, he was probably flooded with emotion like he often tended to be.

“Well I managed to talk it out with the boss and they’re letting me come home early. I’ve been gone for far too long as it is.” Hisashi rumbled into the phone and then hefted the grocery bag in his hand. “Tell your mother I’m bringing home some ingredients. Your favorite is still katsudon right?”

Bakugou was now walking up next to him and Izuku turned to the alpha with wide scared and confused eyes. The man talking to him still sounded like the loving father he has always known. Not the cold blooded alpha his mother had described to him.

“Yeah dad.” Izuku said making Bakugou’s eyes go wide as he learned the identity of the person talking to Izuku. Hisashi was in good spirits but something felt off about the way Izuku was talking. By now he should have been exploding with excitement and chattering his ear off. But all Hisashi was getting was short replies laced with an unsteady voice.

It set off all the alarms in Hisashi’s very perceptive mind. The alpha stopped walking on the side walk and listened intently to the phone. Something was wrong here.

“Izuku what’s wrong?” Hisashi asked carefully. He was walking a bit faster now. He was maybe two or three blocks from home but he could get there pretty quickly if he wanted instead of taking this leisure stroll to check out what had changed in the neighborhood during his absence. There was a long pause on the other end and it only confirmed Hisashi’s suspicions.

“Dad…” Izuku started to say hesitantly but Hisashi waited patiently for the omega to continue. He was now only a block from home. He could see the apartment complex from where he was speed walking. His eyes fixed on it as he waited for Izuku to continue.

“Deku hang up.” Bakugou growled next to him and Izuku bit his lip. His vice grip on the phone had his knuckles turning white. Hisashi twitched at the unfamiliar voice telling his son to hang up on him. It sounded like another young man.

“Dad.” Izuku tried again not listening to Bakugou. He needed to hear it from the man himself. Every pack bond in his body told him it wasn’t real and that his mom must be mistaken. But he also knew his mom wouldn’t lie. Or maybe she would if this was true. She had lied for years if this was true about what his father did. Izuku was feeling torn and lost about who to believe. “I…I heard some things about you.”

“Hmm, like what kiddo?” Hisashi said lightly but his eyes spoke of death. Did someone tell Izuku? Did Izuku know? He was climbing up the stairs of the apartment complex. Soon he’d be home to confront this issue head on. A pack would fall into place when its alpha was around, it was just nature.

“That…You haven’t been working. Or, well, haven’t been working in a factory.” Izuku corrected. Hisashi’s heart almost stopped at that. He knew. Izuku knew. He could hear it in his son’s voice. Hisashi was now standing in front of an open door way, the door itself had been disintegrated and was left as a pile of dust to be stepped over. He knew who had done that. What he didn’t know was who had told his son about his work.

Hisashi walked into the empty apartment dropping the now forgotten bag of groceries at the entrance way. The place was cleaned out. Nothing left to greet the alpha home.

“Izuku where are you right now?” Hisashi asked his tone even but he accidentally let a sliver of ice invade it. He was having a hard time containing the sudden primal fury ripping his head to pieces. Izuku blinked, breathing ragged and shaking completely now. His father hadn’t answered the question.

“Deku hang up right now!” Bakugou barked stepping forward and reaching for the phone. But Izuku refused to let go of it.

Where are you?” Hisashi asked in a near deadly tone. It made Izuku shiver and want to submit right then and there even with the alpha no where near him. Bakugou watched as Izuku seemed to go unfocused but he did see Izuku’s mouth part like he was about to tell the bastard what he wanted to know.

“DEKU GIVE ME THE PHONE!” Bakugou shouted to an unresponsive Izuku who could only stare blankly at him but his shout did stop Izuku from saying anything and the omega’s lips pressed together in a tight line while his eyes watered.

“Don’t you dare hang up.” Hisashi growled into the phone, all affection removed from his voice. Izuku had never heard him like this. Was it really the same person?

Izuku didn’t get to make that choice because suddenly Bakugou wrestled the phone from the protesting omega. Hisashi could here a slight shuffle happening on the other end of the phone along with his son’s weak protesting voice and then nothing.

“Izuku?” Hisashi asked to the dead phone. He took the phone away from his ear and looked at the screen seeing the call had ended. Hisashi cracked the phone in his hand and let it drop to the floor. He let a shaky hand slide up into his dark hair as he calmly looked around the empty space around him.

He really wanted a smoke.

Ten minutes later Hisashi Midoriya was walking away down the street with a freshly lit cigarette hanging from his mouth. Behind him screams were heard and sirens sounded in the distance. The apartment building roared in life consuming fire taking many of its occupants with it.

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“Kacchan!” Izuku said eyes going wide in horror as Bakugou ended the call. The alpha had a hand on Izuku’s forehead keeping him at arm’s length to keep Izuku away from the phone. “Why did you do that?!”

“What the fuck Deku?” Bakugou growled at him while he pocketed the phone. He didn’t trust that Izuku wouldn’t try calling the man back. “Did you forget that your dad is a villain?”

Saying it so bluntly out loud made Izuku freeze in his struggles to get to his phone. Fresh tears piled up in his eyes threatening to spill over. That was right wasn’t it? His dad…was a villain. Like Tomachan. It was such a painful thought that he let slip a pathetic sob. Bakugou grimaced at that and relented letting Izuku fall forward onto his chest and wrapping an arm around him to rub his back. Izuku hid his face in his hands and tried to muffle the crying.

It just physically hurt to acknowledge that half of his pack were villainous. Izuku remembered being younger and sitting up some nights crying to his mom that he missed dad. And she would comfort him and lie to him. It was sickening now that he knew the truth but he knew she was just trying to protect him. Now that he thought about it she would sometimes cry with him but now he knew why she was crying was not because she missed her mate.

He remembered imagining his dad coming home. Izuku sometimes stopped outside of the apartment looking down from the walk way and imagining his dad waving up at him with Tomura slinking behind him. He thought they would all have a good dinner with his dad telling them everything about the foreign country he had been in. He thought he would hang out on the couch with Tomura and they’d watch some hero clip that annoy the alpha who would snort and comment about how stupid it was.

Izuku remembered feeling so lonely without Tomura around. But Kacchan had befriended him again and he was grateful for that. But his heart still ached every time he came home with her after school and there was no comforting presence of either alpha. He remembered begging his mom to ask his dad where Tomura was so they could go play. But she always said Tomura was too far away.

Flashes of Tomura from the USJ ran through his mind. The alpha that had provided him with his first friendship had looked down at him with such a manic and unempathetic gaze. The scent of Aizawa’s blood splattered on the ground had filled his nose along with the scent of Tomachan. And even with the situation, with his classmates in danger, his teacher potentially dying on the ground, and a monster standing behind him, Izuku, for a fraction of a second, he felt relieved and even comforted by the alpha’s presence.

Izuku wanted to throw up at this. His hands went up from his face and gripped into his hair while the tears didn’t stop. He thought he had let all this out when he had nested and told Kacchan everything. So why couldn’t he stop crying?!

“Deku.”

Izuku looked up through his watery eyes at a very blurry Kacchan. Izuku looked a little surprised like he had forgotten the blonde was there. Bakugou looked down at the hyperventilating omega, his stress was so strong that the distress pheromones were leaking through the blockers he had on today. Bakugou cursed under his breath and reached down grabbing Izuku’s bag from the ground and digging to get more blocker spray.

Izuku watched him do it but Bakugou could tell his mind was elsewhere, green eyes distant but Bakugou simple calling of his name had made him stop shaking and his breath was evening out. Bakugou pulled out the spray and grabbed Izuku’s chin lifting his head up and to the side so he could target the strongest scent glands there on his neck. There was a small noise of protest but the omega remained pliant for him as he did the same to the other side.

Izuku’s nose wrinkled at the familiar spray and he shivered a bit as it coolly coated his sensitive glands. Bakugou didn’t let go of him and he tried to blink the tears out of his eyes to see what the alpha’s expression was while he gave a pitiful sniffle. But his eyes widened considerably when he felt soft lips press against his.

Izuku shrank back away from him on reflex, his mind bring up the unpleasant incident of Bakugou’s rut to the forefront of his mind. But he blinked again and his vision cleared to see focused red eyes watching him carefully, not the lust filled ones that he pinned him to a floor. When Izuku pulled back Bakugou immediately dropped his hand and let him but the smallest flash of hurt flitted across his face.

“Sorry, I…I just wanted to make you stop crying.” Bakugou said looking away, angry at himself for reacting on instinct and not asking Izuku before doing that. He shouldn’t be doing this when Izuku was so vulnerable. It was stupid.

“N-no!” Izuku immediately said and when Bakugou met his gaze again Izuku felt his cheeks heat up with a very deep blush. He wiped away the last of his tears with his hands and shyly looked up. “It was, um, nice.”

The tips of Bakugou’s ears burned from hearing that and seeing a flustered Deku that was giving him a tiny embarrassed smile. The alpha nearly jumped out of his skin when Izuku reached up and gave him a quick chaste kiss back, his lips lingered a hair away from his and all Bakugou could see was shining emeralds.

-=-

“How many times have you nested this week?” Aizawa asked from across the table making Izuku almost choke on his food while his cheeks flooded with color. Izuku and Bakugou had returned to the home and Izuku had gone to immediately nest while Bakugou informed Aizawa of what happened and handed over Izuku’s phone for the teacher. The alpha disappeared after the omega and Izuku wasn’t seen again until just a few minutes ago when Inko had informed them that dinner was ready.

“Only once or twice.” Izuku said and then immediately took another bite so he wouldn’t have to say more. The blonde seated next to him turned and narrowed his eyes at Izuku in disapproval.

“Its be three times when I’ve been around. I don’t know if he’s been nesting on his own when I leave though, the last two times I’ve come over the nest was already set up like he hadn’t stopped.” Bakugou supplied traitorously while Izuku shrunk in on himself and shot the blonde a tiny glare which only looked stupid with a mouth full of food. Inko gasped on the other side of the table looking over at Izuku with deep concern.

“Izuku have you really been feeling that stressed?!” Inko asked biting her own lip in a similar manner that her son often did. Izuku swallowed and frowned, he hadn’t mentioned his nesting habits to her because he didn’t want her to worry and the nesting took the edge off of him if he was feeling particularly stressed.

“Mom it’s not that bad.” Izuku assured her. Earlier when they had told Aizawa about his dad calling she had freaked out wanting to leave immediately like she thought Hisashi would be knocking at the door in seconds. Aizawa had managed to calm her down and Izuku really didn’t want to get her freaking out again.

“It could be very bad.” Aizawa stated not helping Izuku’s case in the least and making Inko turn to him with big eyes looking for more information. Izuku was looking at the teacher startled and Bakugou was watching intently. None of them were prepared for what Aizawa said next. “Continuous nesting is a pretty strong sign that a heat is around the corner.”

Silence filled the room and Izuku was so shocked he dropped his eating utensils to the table before turning redder than Bakugou’s eyes. Bakugou wasn’t much better than him and his face was filled with a blush too. Inko’s mouth fell open and twitched like she wanted to say something but was stumped on what it would be.

“H-H-Heat?!” Izuku stuttered out. He knew it had to happen eventually but why would it choose now of all times?! “B-But I still have a few days right?”

“I’m not sure and I don’t like this. It might be good to keep you out of the sports festival tomorrow.” Aizawa grunted taking a bite and seemingly unfazed by the bomb he just dropped on them.

“NO!” Izuku said standing up and surprising them all. Even Aizawa’s eyes widened a little while he slowly chewed his dinner. Izuku lowered himself to the chair again a little embarrassed at the outburst. “I want to compete tomorrow. Its important.” Izuku grumbled putting his eyes down to his plate of food.

Tomorrow was going to be the day he showed Bakugou and everyone else that he could rise to the occasion. Since he had entered the hero course it felt like he hadn’t done anything more than stand by. He wanted to show he could handle himself, to Bakugou he could do it, and in a small back corner of his mind, he wanted to show himself that he could do it.

“Deku you can’t take the risk. You don’t know how bad the hormones can hit you.” Bakugou said next to him. Izuku looked over but Bakugou was looking away from him not wanting to meet his eyes.

“W-We don’t even know if this is a heat thing. Its been a really stressful week with training and dealing with…dad…I think that’s all it is anyway.” Izuku said appealing to reason. He couldn’t have the worst luck in the world, could he? His dad and now this right before the sports festival?

Aizawa hummed in thought while Inko couldn’t stop fretting next to him. What Izuku said was true, but he was in the prime age for his heats to start. It was actually something he had been watching for in class closely. It was an unpredictable factor that set him on edge, until Izuku actually started to cycle the first one was going to be a mystery. Big green pleading eyes stared Aizawa down and he twitched ever so slightly under the gaze before letting out a defeated sigh.

If you go tomorrow then we need to have a plan in place for an emergency like that.” Aizawa said making Izuku give a slow smile of happiness while Bakugou scowled at him like he had just betrayed him. God, Aizawa didn’t get paid enough for this job.

By the end of dinner Izuku was absolutely mortified by the conversation. They had come up with a very thorough plan for when Izuku wasn’t competing and when he was. From the way Aizawa was talking about him in a heat state Izuku should assume himself to just be a clingy helpless pup. Except for the fact that he would want to jump the bones of the closest alpha. He couldn’t imagine himself doing something like that.

He settled down for the night in his room after having bid a reluctant Bakugou goodbye. He decided to watch the news for some cool hero fights to fall asleep to. But when he switched to the channel a report was being done without a villain fight going on and he almost turned it off until he heard what it was. He sat up and listened as the news anchor solemnly reported about his old apartment building and the many casualties sustained from a fire. A fire.

Izuku turned off the TV and flipped over in bed to face away from it. He clutched a blanket from Bakugou’s room to his chest breathing the alpha’s scent in deeply as he tried to sleep through his silent crying.

Chapter Text

“They weren’t lying when they said they buffed up security.” Izuku commented as he and Bakugou walked down the hall to go into the waiting room with the rest of the class. Bakugou had just accompanied him to recovery girl to get the all clear to do the festival. Along the way they had seen plenty of pro heroes walking around as security and despite having spent most school days being taught by the professionals Izuku had slipped into his fan boy self upon seeing them.

“Don’t get lost in thought Deku or else your ass will be coming in last place.” Bakugou said as he caught onto Izuku starting to mumble about Kamui Woods as they walked past the hero. Izuku blushed deeply and ripped his gaze away from the hero and tried to focus on the day. He didn’t tell anyone about the news clip he saw the other night. Everyone around him was already stressed too much as it was. Technically this wasn’t lying if no one had asked him about how he slept last night.

“Hmm, you’re right. I should aim to be on top!” Izuku said trying to pump himself up while Bakugou scowled at him before gaining a mischievous smirk and glint to his eyes.

“Fuck that, I won’t settle for anything less than top and you underneath me.” Bakugou said slyly and with a heavy implied undertone that even someone as dense as Deku could catch. Izuku flushed a deep red and his eyes snapped over to the alpha whose smirk grew wider at his reaction. Izuku sputtered out some non-sense as his brain malfunctioned at Bakugou’s flirtation.

“K-Kacchan! Don’t do that to me so early in the morning.” Izuku managed to squeak out trying to will his flush away but only served to make it flare back up.

“Mornings are my favorite time Deku.” Bakugou said and Izuku wobbled like he might faint.

“Are you trying to get my first to start up?!” Izuku asked voice cracking as he tried not to let his mind wonder to more…distracting thoughts.

“No just trying to make you wake up.” Bakugou said smugly. Izuku huffed at him but couldn’t get very annoyed because it had worked. Izuku was now wide awake and heart pounding. It was a little weird to flirt with Kacchan still but the blonde just found it to be a new way to tease Izuku. Izuku still lacked the courage to be more flirtatious but when they were alone together he sometimes managed to get a light blush out of Bakugou. Izuku still remained oblivious to all the times he had induced that blush on the blonde even before they became ‘official’.

“Well you should find a different method.” Came a voice right behind them making them both jump and Bakugou let out a rather loud curse and mini pop in his palm. Bakugou turned to glare back at Aizawa who stood frowning at them. The underground stealth hero was too good at sneaking up on people. “We don’t need anymore risks to inducing his…state.”

“R-Recovery Girl gave me the green light for the festival.” Izuku quickly spoke up trying to not think about the fact that Aizawa had just heard their flirting. Aizawa grunted in acknowledgment still frowning at them but after a moment of assessment he whirled around and made off for the announcement both.

“Just remember the plans.” Aizawa said over his shoulder, more to Bakugou than Izuku. Bakugou nodded seriously, an action a little out of character for him and Izuku looked over in interest to see the blonde looking so solemn. When Bakugou met his gaze he shed the serious look in favor of his usual confident smirk and competitive aura.

“Prepare to have your ass handed to you Deku. You and all the other extras can eat my dust. I’m not settling for anything other than first.” Bakugou sneered and Izuku quickly looked away as his traitorous mind popped the imagine of Bakugou with his hands on him. He shook his head to get that image out and returned the smirk to Bakugou finally gaining a challenge to his own eyes.

“We’ll see about that.”

-=-

“Oh god I’m so nervous! I can’t stop twitching look!” Uraraka said showing Izuku her hands. The beta was super jittery and could not stop moving, her nerves were starting to get Izuku nervous too.

“Ah, I’m sure its just the anticipation. Once were out there we won’t have time to think about the crowds watching us.” Izuku said reassuringly while Uraraka bounced at his side. The rest of the class wasn’t much better than them, all of them murmuring excitedly. Bakugou sat across from Izuku at the table they were sitting at and Kirishima was talking his ears off apparently dealing with anxiety by distracting himself with small talk. Izuku had to keep in a chuckle as he watched Bakugou’s eye twitch in irritation.

“Everyone may I have your attention!” Iida said coming into the waiting room. “We are due out there in five minutes! Make sure your well hydrated before heading out!”

“Gee thanks mom.” Kaminari snickered next to Kirishima. The urge to laugh almost broke from Izuku at that comment. Inko had told him to stay hydrated before separating for the stands this morning. Kaminari’s attempt at comedy lightened the tension in the room though and everyone seemed to physically loosen up while Iida came over to lecture Pikachu about student safety and conduct during the festival representing their school.

Izuku was just letting himself relax when the fragile moment of relief broke.

“Midoriya.” A monotone voice came behind him making his shoulders tense up. He turned to see Todoroki standing there looking down at him. Bakugou seemed to sense his sudden distress because he put on his best glare back at the dual colored teen.

“W-What?” Izuku asked looking over at the other boy apprehensively. He hadn’t spoken to Todoroki since their talk behind the school where he had learned of the other boy’s horrifying childhood. Izuku felt a little guilty even, he had wanted to talk to Todoroki more about that. It seemed like he needed help. But after Bakugou’s rut, the impromptu move from the apartment, and his own family crisis, the other boy’s problems had fled to the back of Izuku’s mind.

“Remember to stay away from me.” Todoroki said his left fist tightening seemingly unconsciously. Uraraka surprisingly stepped forward to glare at the alpha on her friend’s behalf but Izuku stood and put a hand on her shoulder giving a small smile of reassurance.

“It’s fine Uraraka.” Izuku turned his deep green eyes to meet blue and grey steadily. “He just wants to compete without the aid of my quirk. He wants to win with his own power.”

Todoroki’s intense aura seemed to pause suddenly at those words. His mouth parting slightly and brows furrowing as if he was struck confused by those words but the reaction was quickly buried as Iida stepped up to clap a hand on Izuku’s shoulder.

“That’s right! Everyone!” Iida said addressing the whole room and everyone turned curiously to the class rep. “I propose a truce in events that are free for all. No one is allowed to use Midoriya’s quirk, this is a test of our own power!”

Izuku blinked in surprise at his classmates as a few grumbled and reluctantly agreed. Apparently quite a few had been thinking of taking advantage of his power boost for events to come. He didn’t know if he should feel offended or flattered by their want to depend on him. But this was good. He had something to prove here and he was going to reach the top on his own. Iida looked at the time and immediately called for them to line up. The festival was going to begin.

-=-

“Turn it up.” Tomura grunted sitting close to the television and staring at the screen as the opening ceremony for the festival was about to start. Kurogiri complied using the remote he had from behind the bar to slowly turn it up. The announcers were some obnoxiously loud hero Tomura didn’t bother to remember the name of and Easer Head whom appeared to be in good condition minus a new scar. No doubt thanks to them using Izu-chan.

“You should sit back a little more Tomura. You will hurt your eyes being that close.” Kurogiri suggested but was ignored. Tomura was so focused of the TV that he almost didn’t notice when the door to the bar opened and someone walked in. Kurogiri’s eyes widened and he bowed slightly in greeting and respect. The scent of a familiar alpha wafted over to Tomura and he immediately stood up from his stool and turned to the other.

“Hisashi.” Tomura growled taking in the man. Hisashi was tall had dark swept hair and eyes, and faded freckles on the bridge of his nose. He also had a cigarette in his mouth which he promptly took from his mouth and put out in an ash tray that Kurogiri smartly set out next to him to preserve the integrity of his polished bar’s surface.

“Tomura.” Hisashi said in a deep growl of his own. The room was flooded by the scent of territorial alphas as they stood in a stare down. Kurogiri stood stiffly watching behind the bar as the battle of a natural hierarchy began between the two. Ferals tended to be this way. He just didn’t want to be wiping up the blood that came afterwards.

-=-

“Hey lighten up would ya?” Present Mic whispered to the side at Aizawa. He wasn’t expecting his friend to be as energetic as him but he had worked with the man long enough to know when he was stressed.

“You’re carrying enough energy for both of us.” Aizawa said leaning back in his seat and keeping his eyes on the field as more students filtered out of the tunnels. Why did he have such a bad feeling about this? 

Chapter Text

“I pledge to take first place.”

A moment of shock settled over the crowds and students at Bakugou’s statement while Izuku just rubbed the back of his head in embarrassment as those crimson eyes sought his out. The roar of protest and booing from the students around them had no effect on the blonde and Izuku felt like he should have reprimanded Bakugou for his tactless provocation to the classes but the reaction only made him smile and want to laugh. When their eyes met Bakugou smirked too.

“I don’t know what you see in him.” Uraraka huffed next to Izuku. She was sticking close to him, likely naturally intimidated by all the alpha pheromones clogging up the air. Izuku found her company to be a relief as well.

“He keeps things interesting.” Izuku offered up sheepishly while Midnight and the announcers called for the crowd to settle so that the first event could be selected. It wasn’t hard for order to be found with the R-rated hero hosting the festival, she was an alpha of authority. Her outfit displayed that quite clearly.

“You mean he keeps things difficult.” Uraraka said shifting nervously looking around the crowd. Izuku looked around too to see many people frowning over at their class and he gulped as his nerves rose with the beta’s.

“An obstacle race!” Midnight declared and the crowd cheered in excitement.

Iida who had been standing close to Izuku and Uraraka straightened up immediately smiling. He was literally built for speed so this first phase of the festival would be a piece of cake. If it weren’t for the class truce, he could have had Izuku piggy back like he had seen with Kirishima and they could have just jetted straight for the finish line so fast the camera’s might not even catch it.

Izuku brightened a little at the first challenge before him. He had practicing running mostly in his training so this would be a perfect warm up to the festival. He decided to churn his nervous energy into excitement and fuel for what was a head of them.

“It will be a free for all! The only rule is that there are no rules!” Midnight said smirking at the students, their excitement palpable in the air around them through pheromones.

“Just the kind of rules I like.” Bakugou said as he walked back into the class. He let off a few pops with a sinister grin that rivaled Midnight’s. His eyes found Deku’s and they exchanged a serious and determined look. The bet was on.

-=-

Inko took her seat in the stands, she had a seat reserved for her among a few other UA staff. She chewed her lip nervously as she watched the students gathered for the starting line. She could easily pick out her son among all the others, which meant anyone watching the broad cast could too. She couldn’t help it as her hands tightened into fists on her lap when she saw a camera drone fly over.

Would Hisashi be watching? She hoped not. He hadn’t taken an interest in the event in the past so she doubted that he would be watching now. But they couldn’t hide forever, eventually the man would find out what their son was pursuing. She just hoped by that time Izuku would be able to stand up for himself through this training.

“Ah, Mrs. Midoriya.” A voice said next to her making her jump slightly and look over to see a strange blonde haired man standing next to her before sitting down. He looked vaguely familiar to her but she couldn’t place a name with him. “You look rather tense.”

“Can you blame a mother for worrying?” Inko said blushing a little at how obvious she had been in distress. It meant she was letting her guard down. She didn’t need to lose practice.

“I suppose not. But I think things will turn out well. Your son in quite a determined boy, I bet he’ll show it well in this race.” He said offering her a smile. He had a bit of a faded scent but it was still discernable as alpha. Inko found herself liking the smell, she was around enough overbearing alpha scents in her life that this one was a breath of fresh air and somehow calmed her.

“Um, how do you know Izuku?” Inko asked curiously. During her time on campus she had found the UA staff were numerous and she couldn’t remember all of them. Was this man one of his teachers?

“I work with the students closely, I see your son practically everyday.” Toshinori said. It was true, he sat with Izuku in the infirmary everyday for his recharge session. He had done a quick sit down today with him before the festival started but he needed to save his muscle form for a later appearance for the crowd.

“Mhmm,” she hummed in acknowledgement before turning her gaze back to the students. A gunshot went off making her jump and all the students surged forward in to the tunnel and out of sight. She quickly saw her son’s messy nest of hair disappear from sight and turned her attention towards the screens that would display the race to the crowd. She felt her heart hammering as she searched for him among the others as the camera panned around.

Then she spotted Izuku in the middle of the pack and she had to restrain herself from standing up when giant robots blocked the student’s paths. Izuku looked shocked to see them too and slowed down the smallest bit but managed to maneuver around them slipping through with others. She saw him pick up a piece of metal and furrowed her brow at that. Wouldn’t it just weigh him down? Or did he think he may need a shield? Either way she was glued to the action not realizing she was quietly urging him on out loud much to Toshinori’s amusement. Her son took strongly after her.

She felt a spark of pride when it was announced that Bakugou and another student was leading the charge. The boy had trained relentlessly, she would expect nothing less of him and she could imagine Mitsuki screaming at the screen at home to get his butt in gear and win. Masaru was likely calmly watching in his chair in the living room and smiling softly at his animated wife.

The camera was panning away as students thinned out. Izuku’s quirk blessed him with very good stamina so she doubted he was tired. But he was falling behind as other students who had advantageous quirks flew forward.

“Come on Izuku!” she found herself shouting. The students had reached a mine field, surely he could catch up here! But to her frustration Izuku stopped at the edge of it and the camera moved up to where Bakugou and an ice user were in a heated battle for first place. She let out a frustrated huff, and didn’t hear the chuckle next to her.

Toshinori knew he should be paying closer attention to the race but he kept finding his gaze wondering back to the enraptured beta next to him. She looked beautiful when she was so excited. He blushed and rubbed the back of his neck looking away. He shouldn’t be thinking like that when his students needed him to be watching! A giant explosion brought his attention back to the screen that he assumed was young Bakugou’s doing but the camera locked on something completely unexpected. Toshinori felt himself gaping like a fish at the sight of Izuku rocketing over the competition.

Inko squealed jumping up from her seat seeing him fly like that and the stadium went wild around them. She bounced excitedly as Toshinori stood up too blinking to make sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him. She unthinkingly grasped Toshinori’s arm in her exhilaration and he looked down at her blushing deeply from the contact. But her eyes remained on her son amazed at him.

-=-

“Midoriya Izuku is overtaking the fore runners!” the announcer said excitedly and Hisashi’s head snapped over to the screen. He let go of the front of Tomura’s shirt letting him lay flat against the ground. Tomura tilted his head back to watch the screen with wide eyes and both alpha’s watched in disbelief at seeing the flying omega.

Hisashi got up off Tomura and went to the screen staring and studying the features of the son he hadn’t seen in years. That was his pup, the freckles and hair fondly being brought up in memory. But why was he in this event? The answer was obvious even if Hisashi was shocked.

“That’s impossible.” Hisashi muttered to himself watching as Izuku landed rolling into a sprint a head of the other students. Tomura got up from the ground wiping blood from his nose and sauntered over next to him to watch without the older alpha blocking the screen.

“That’s what I thought too.” Tomura chuckled humorlessly next to the man. Hisashi barely gave him a glare before gluing his eyes back on his son’s form emerging from the tunnel and being announced as the first winner of the UA sports festival.

“Tell me everything.” Hisashi growled the command. Tomura smiled at that. Hisashi was going to love this.

-=-

Izuku leaned over breathing heavily. All he could hear in this moment was the sound of cheering. He remembered watching the sports festival with Bakugou as they grew up, this was just like all those dreams he had the nights after them. He couldn’t help the tears that sprang to his eyes. He had made it. And he had done it with his own power without relying on someone else and it made his heart squeeze.

He heard people running up behind him and he quickly wiped away the tears and looked up smiling back at them as Todoroki and Bakugou broke through the tunnel. Todoroki was just a hair ahead of Bakugou being announced as second place and Bakugou as third. Bakugou snarled at that announcement but he looked over at Izuku and couldn’t help but smirk at the cry baby’s face.

“Crazy fucker.” Bakugou said coming up to him. Izuku smiled back and nearly snorted at the memory of the look on Bakugou’s face when he had flown over him.

“Looks like I’m on top.” Izuku said cheekily and Bakugou growled at the reminder.

“Don’t get comfy Deku. I’m coming for that first place spot. Watch your back if the next event is another free for all.” He said. But it did little to wipe the happiness radiating from the omega and Bakugou just pretended to be irritated to save face. He was preening inside for him.