Chapter 1: 1.THE VENT
"Well fuck!" As you were trying to unlock the door of your new apartment you dropped all the groceries you had carried up the flight of stairs.
"Cheap fucking bags, why does this place hate me so much!"
You had just moved to Japan from America, it was a big leap for a person such as yourself, you were somewhat introverted and didn't like to tread for from what was familiar to you, so why were you now countries away?
It was a shitty and scary situation you were in, having to completely uproot your life over a psycho ex-boyfriend. A few months ago you witnessed something you weren't supposed to at the hands of the man you spent the last 3 years with, apparently in those three years this man didn't find the time to tell you he was part of one of Americas biggest villain groups. He used your love for him to make you feel guilty about it yourself, drilling it into your head that if you were to even think about going to the police he would take you with him 'dead or alive'.
You had completely cut off your family for this guy and now you were left with no one, no one to run to, no home to go to, just him. Little did he know, you had your own secrets, like a massive amount of money saved up in a bank from your father passing away and even though you were cut off from your family they couldn't do a thing about cutting off the money that was yours legally. Your ex had no idea about this and also didn't know you were secretly planning to escape from his clutches, far away to a place he'd never even think to find you, far away to a place full of heroes that could possibly protect you. And you took that chance a week ago, able to slip out in the middle of the night while he was 'doing a job' and ran for your life, running towards a new life. So yeah, that how you ended up in Japan.
You were able to find a decent apartment located close to a police station, so you felt safe. Only being here for a few days you had yet to met any of the building tenants. Whoever lived next to you was either really quiet or wasn't home that often. It bummed you out, you had this vision of becoming close friends with whoever shared a wall with you at least but you weren't going to take that step in knocking on their door and introducing yourself, that was way out of your comfort zone. If they came to you, that was another story!
You finally picked up all the groceries that fell from your bags and proceeded to enter your new home. "I really need to look for a job," you scolded yourself emptying the bags onto the counter and putting the items up.
You couldn't live off of that saved up money for the rest of your life, it was time for you to grow up and put yourself out there. Like it or not, Japan was going to make an adult out of you! After changing into some more comfortable clothes, a tank and no pants, you went back to the kitchen to grab the box of Pocky you bought but growled in frustration as you weren't able to locate them, "I know I bought some, didn't I?"
Shrugging your shoulders you opted for some chips, then grabbed your laptop and sat on the couch.
"I guess I'll look up desk jobs, I'm pretty good with computers and shit!"
Typing in your job search multiple options appeared, apparently this place was popping with employment opportunities but one of the tabs caught your eye. 'Endeavor Hero Agency: Seeking Helper'.
"Hero agency huh? Sounds...safe. I wonder if I need a quirk though."
You clicked on the link and read over the duties and requirements. The job seemed simple, normal clerical duties such a paper and computer work, scheduling appearances for the various heroes, getting them whatever they needed like running their costumes back and forth for repairs or replacements or getting them food, keeping the place clean, just pretty much a helping hand. And to top if off, having a quirk wasn't a requirement.
You smiled and for once had a glimmer of hope for this new country, so you submitted your resume and continued to look and apply for other jobs, crossing your fingers you'd get a call back especially for the hero agency. After a few more minutes of that and surfing the web you decided to take a bath, closing your laptop you stripped your clothes on the walk to the bathroom and talked to yourself, "Maybe I should get a dog since I can't seem to make friends!"
As Shouto walked up the stairs to his apartment he spotted a box of Pocky on the corner of one of the steps. He picked it up and shrugged his shoulders, unlocked his door and walked into his home. The hero sighed and rubbed the back of his neck as he dropped the treat onto his counter then proceeded towards his bathroom and stripped down as he turned on his tub.
Looking in the mirror he could see a few new bruises he acquired from a villain that day, "Sorry bastard, caught me off guard" he mumbled to himself then lowered down into the tub.
His head laid on the cold stone, eyes fluttering shut as his long body stretched out the length of the tub as much as it could, his knees pocking out of the warm water, and he relaxed.
"Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest. Nobody does it half as good as you, baby, you're the best."
Shouto's eyes opened as he craned his neck and looked around for the soft voice that was singing.
"I wasn't lookin' but somehow you found me, it tried to hide from your love light. But like heaven above me, the spy who loved me is keepin' all my secrets safe tonight."
The voice kept singing, it sounded so close but he couldn't pinpoint where it was coming from, he then looked up and saw a vent high on the wall behind the tub as he listened closer and could hear water moving as well. Shouto wondered why he heard water then realized that the layouts of the apartments must be perfectly mirrored, meaning his and his neighbors bathrooms and bedrooms were right on the other side of the wall. Todoroki was aware someone finally moved into the apartment next to him but with his work schedule, he had yet to met the new tenant.
It wasn't like he was trying to avoid the person, he truly was just never home during the day unless he was off and the past week he had been working more hours than usual since his father was out of town, leaving him to take over the agency until his return. From the sound of the voice obviously there was a girl on the other side of the wall taking a bath at the same time as him, it made him blush the tiniest bit but it passed quickly. He was more enamored by that voice that was filling his bathroom, it was so soft and sweet, making him curious as to what the girl looked like and who she was.
Most people would probably be annoyed with this situation but he wasn't, Todoroki actually enjoyed it and wouldn't be mad if it kept happening. Leaning back into the position he was in before, he closed his eyes again and smiled as the voice lulled him.
"The way that you hold me, whenever you hold me, there's some kind of magic inside you that keeps me from runnin' but just keep it comin'. How'd you learn to do the things you do?"
RING! RING! RING! RING!
"Why," you groaned from under your covers, hand searching your bed for the phone that was ringing.
"Hello," your groggy voice answered.
"Good morning, is this (Y/N L/N)," a stoic and monotone voice asked, the voice was extremely attractive and made your thoughts a little hazy.
You confirmed what they asked then immediately shot up into a seated position from their words. "Oh uh – of course, yes!...Yes sir I'm free today, what time?...That sounds great, thank you very much, I'll see you then!"
You hung up the phone and starred at it, "Holy shit, they actually called me back, that was fast!" A smile was plastered on your face, the Endeavor Agency had just contacted you and asked for an interview today at 1pm, making you beyond psyched. You then looked around your room and at the clock, it was only 11:30am. "I should probably see how far away this place is!" Pulling up the address and the maps app, your eyes widened and your body flew from the bed.
"Fuck me, this place is almost 30 minutes away not counting the time it's gonna take me to catch a train in this godforsaken city, and I'm not even dressed yet!!!"
You ran to your bathroom and violently brushed your teeth as you brushed your hair and put on the smallest amount of makeup. "What do I wear? Business formal, business casual?"
Searching through the few clothes you had, you finally found something and rushed to get dressed. After a few minutes you looked in the mirror and smiled, wearing a thin white long-sleeved button up blouse that showed a decent amount of cleavage tucked into a navy blue high-waisted skirt and some matching flats, the only jewelry you wore was a single necklace with a mickey ear hat charm that you got on a trip to Disney World when you were a kid.
"Man, I'm cute as fuck! This Todoroki dude is bound to hire me!"
Chapter 2: 2.INTERVIEW
"Jesus this place is massive!"
Looking up at the tall dark building made you feel so puny. On the train you did your research on Enji Todoroki, Endeavor the hero who owned and ran this agency .The guy was currently the #1 hero, he was big and intimidating, nothing like the voice you heard on the phone, but you weren't too engrossed in why that was and hurried into the building; you took an elevator to the very top floor, on your way different heroes got on and off. They were all extremely friendly, some overly friendly as they tried to flirt almost like you were the first woman they had seen in decades. It was flattering but you were on a mission to get a job first, not fall in love.
The elevator bell rang as it came to your floor and your body made its way to the front, passing the eyes of all the male heroes that talked to you, all of them telling you bye and that they hoped to see you again. You flashed them a friendly smile in return and waved, seeming to make them all melt collectively. The agency was big and warm and you saw a lone front desk where a dark haired male sat and looked up at you with a smile.
"Hello there, how can I help you?"
Smiling back you stated your reason for being there along with your name, making the man smile even bigger.
"So they are finally taking my advice and hiring on another person! My name is Haru, if you get the job we'll be working together, nice to meet you." He held out a hand and you took it, giving him a friendly shake.
Haru then rose from his seat and ushered you over and into an office, it was massive and plain looking, with just a single set of couches and a huge desk with a ginormous window looking over the city.
"Can I ask you something, I just moved here from America and I'm just learning of all the heroes in the area, I did some research on Endeavor and he seems very –," you paused and bit your lip trying to find the right words.
Haru chuckled and placed a hand on your shoulder, "Scary? He is, but he's not completely unapproachable, you'll learn that in time if you get hired. But rest assured he won't be interviewing you today, his son will. Be aware Shouto can come off as intimidating as well but he's a lot more friendly than his father."
Haru informed that Todoroki would be in shorty and to make yourself comfortable then walked out. "Hmm, that would explain why the voice sounded so different from the pictures of him," you thought and walked to look out of the window. You marveled at the sight of the city below you, it was like a maze confirming that this was in fact the perfect place for you to hide from your ex. As you waited you walked back and forth along the window, ghosting your finger on the glass and humming.
Shouto made his way from the locker room and to his father's office, growling at himself for being at least 5 minutes late but he didn't want to do an interview looking all beat up in his hero costume so he washed his face real quick and put on a long sleeved black turtle-neck shirt and some black pants. He sprinted to the door checking his watch then took a breath before quietly opening it as to not scare whoever was in the quiet room.
Poking his head around the door and walking in he saw you, staring out the window and humming. The tune you hummed sounded so familiar but he couldn't place a finger on where he heard it before, taking in your frame you were somewhat shorter than him and had (h/c) locks cascading down your back. Your body walked back and forth slowly as you hummed, the skirt you wore stopped mid-thigh on you showcasing how nice your legs were. Shouto couldn't help but check them out then caught himself and shook his head as if to clear the thoughts he suddenly had. The hero was hoping for an elder woman to fill the position so there would be no distractions around the office full of male heroes but if you were actually qualified for the job then he'd have no choice but to hire you.
Todoroki started to walk more towards you and cleared his throat, letting you know he was there so you wouldn't jump but his plan backfired. You gasped and looked back with a blush crossing your features, gorgeous features in fact. (E/c) hues that were bright and glistening, a warm and smooth (s/c) skin tone, and soft blushed lips. If he wasn't captivated before, he was now. He wondered if he should even go on with this interview or say the spot is filled, having this gut feeling that if you were hired you wouldn't be a distraction for just everyone around the agency but for him as well. Todoroki may seem standoffish and like he doesn't care to others, which for the most part is true but he was still human and had the same desires any human did when it came to someone attractive and that caught his attention.
"You must be Shouto Todoroki, I'm (Y/N L/N). It's really nice to meet you and I appreciate the call back," you cheered with a soft and sweet voice that sounded vaguely familiar as well.
A smile crossed your face that made your eyes crinkle in the corners and a single dimple appear. The warmth and happiness you radiated made him smile in return and you reached out your hand for his. It took him a bit to realize you were gesturing for a handshake, he wasn't sure what was wrong with him, he's been around and dated pretty girls before but you were something else entirely. His right hand encased your warm and soft one in his, making you shudder as your skin connected.
"Oh wow, uh Mr. Todoroki my hand," you chuckled and pulled away shivering.
"Huh," he looked down to see his quirk had slightly activated once he touched you, he didn't freeze your hand just lightly frosted it.
"Dammit what's wrong with me," he scolded himself internally and grit his teeth. "I'm sorry Ms. (L/N), I didn't mean to, here let me see your hand again please."
You looked at him confused but did as he asked, this time his left hand took yours and he warmed it back to normal. You awed in fascination making him smirk as he held your hand for longer than needed.
"That's amazing, you have two quirks?"
He nodded, letting go of your hand and demonstrating a handful of flames and ice.
"Oh wow, it's very beautiful," you breathed and smiled.
Shouto's stomach flipped at your comment and he slowly deactivated his quirk. "Uhm, thank you. Shall we have a seat Ms. (L/N)?"
You followed him to the desk and requested he called you by your first name, explaining that in America every one is addressed that way unless they're speaking to an elder or teacher. The both of you sat down and he opened a folder that was on the desk, it was your resume. He looked up to see you straightening your skirt as your legs were crossed and it rode down your thigh, a heat that wasn't his own quirk settled in him as he took in more of your figure, even your cleavage that was adorned by a simple necklace. He let out a breath of steam as his quirk acted up again, thankfully you didn't noticed and he went back to scanning the document and wondering why his quirk was being so stubborn of all times. Since UA, Todoroki has gained immense control over his quirks and not once have they ever acted up like this, it was infuriating.
"So, (Y/N) why did you apply for this job," he asked avoiding eye contact with you.
"Well not to be a smart-ass but because I need it, I just moved here about a week ago from America. I'm still trying to settle in and wanted to find a job fast, you see I'm on my own here and a job is what I need to support myself financially and emotionally so I can get out there and meet people. Plus, to be honest, this seems like the safest place to work and I need that."
Shouto raised an eyebrow at your last sentence, "You know working at a hero agency can sometimes be just the opposite, villains aim to take heroes out and nothing would stop them from wanting to attack an agency that is full of the cities best ones."
You looked as though you were contemplating his words, pulling your bottom lip between your teeth and rubbing the back of your neck, it was cute to him until you looked up and caught him staring.
You flashed a half smile, "I can see how that would be true, but nonetheless I still feel safe here and I know I can do this job with no problem!"
With that Shouto nodded and continued to ask you basic interview questions, you past employment history, your skills and educational background, etc. As he looked over your resume more he noticed your address wasn't present which was odd.
"You didn't put an address on here," he stated and you nodded, "I mean it's not of importance right now, but if you get hired then we will need it for our files, along with your social security number and other basic information for our system."
You were quiet, making him look up at you from the file. You stared off at the window, your fingers toying with the charm on your necklace dragging it back and forth on the chain. Shouto asked if you were okay with a protective tone, you swallowed harshly and asked if your information would be made public.
"Of course not, all of our employee's information is strictly confidential, our systems and servers are unbreachable and we have tech members that monitor them around the clock, if you're worried about your home information getting out there's no need for it because it won't and I'll make sure of that!"
Slowly but surely your body relaxed and the small cloud that was hanging over you dissipated.
"How about we change the subject, like I said your address isn't needed just yet. If I may ask, do you have a quirk, it's not required I'm just curious."
"Unfortunately no sir, I don't. There's nothing too special about me," you chuckled nervously still playing with your necklace.
Shouto had to disagree with your statement, there was something special about you, at least to him. You seemed to be hiding something and scared but at the same time so full of life and confident, it drug him in more and more.
"But, just because I don't have a quirk doesn't mean I can't get this job done, if anything I'll work harder than anyone who does have one. I've gotten along this far without one, I'm sure I can handle my own around here!"
The hero smirked at your sudden confidence and agreed. "One more question, once again its just my curiosity, but why did you move here of all places?"
"Damn, why is this gorgeous man so interested?" His stunning grey and blue eyes looked at you, holding you in your place and making a fire engulf your body. This whole interview the two of your stole glances at each other and there was this energy in the room between the casual interview. It flattered you that he seemed to be so enamored by you but why? You were nothing short of plain and boring, except for your fucked up past but you didn't want to bring that up to your possible future employer, at least not yet. "Just give him some bullshit excuse, like change of scenery or finding yourself, he should buy it for now." Right as you were parting your lips to speak, a phone started to ring, the hero grit his teeth making you sighed with relief as you were saved by a phone call, giving you an apologetic look he answered the phone and started to talk. Deciding to leave him alone you motioned to the window and went back to stare out onto the city.
Crowds of people walked across the streets like a army of ants, bicycles, cars and buses ran the streets. Lights and billboards flashed and illuminated the dulling skies as it looked like it was about to rain. The city was beautiful and chaotic, it was nothing like the small quaint little town you left behind.
"I'm sorry about that, it was my father."
Your body went rigid at the thought of Endeavor, you haven't met the guy yet but man did he look scary.
"Does you father get the final say in all of this? Like will I have to meet him?"
Shouto smirked at your nervousness, "Why does he scare you?"
You scoffed at the stunner, shaking your head no with a fake smile.
"Yup!" your voice squeaked.
Todoroki choked on a laugh that made your heart melt, he didn't seem like the type that laughed at anything honestly but he did seem to smile frequently.
"He has that affect on people. To be honest, me and my father haven't always had a great relationship, but we've made leaps and bounds with each other. He's misunderstood that's for sure, and his tone and attitude towards things doesn't make it better but he's trying to change and become that 'Symbol of Peace'. After you get to know him, he won't seem so scary, you'll come to learn why he's the #1 and the most respected hero after All Might. And yes, you'll be meeting him Monday when you come in for work."
Your goofy face then turned into one of pure joy and bliss, a huge smile crossing your features and a breath of relief leaving your lungs. "Are you serious? I got the job? But don't you have other applicants?"
The hero nodded and leaned against the window as he looked out onto the city as well, "As serious as a heart attack. We do have other applicants, but I don't feel like wasting my time with them, you're who I want."
You gasped quietly at his choice of words and gave him a second to rephrase that last sentence but he didn't, he stuck with it and it made you blush violently. This man really did seem to be interested in you, you weren't exactly complaining, he was gorgeous of course and damn did he make a turtle-neck look good.
"That is if you want it," his attractive voice broke your sinful thoughts, making you focus on his face.
"Of course I do!"
Your body then acted unconsciously as you suddenly embraced the man, you didn't know what else to do, he was giving you a second chance at life and it meant so much.
Shouto was taken back by your sudden display of affection, but he didn't want to be rude so he hugged you back. You let the hero hold you for a moment, loving the way his arms and body towered over you and the mixture of cool and warm. When you'd hug your ex, if felt like you were in the clutches of a snake making its way around your body and slowly killing you. Shouto's hug felt protective and like a safety net, making you relax into him. You nuzzled your face into his chest, hearing his heartbeat quicken and causing you to smile.
"Thank you so much Shouto, you don't know how much this means to me right now! I can't wait to work for you, you won't regret it!"
He smirked and broke the hug, placing his hands on your shoulders and looking at you, "I know I won't, we could use someone like you around here (Y/N), and I look forward to getting to know you more!"
Chapter 3: 3.ENJI
You groaned and huddled more under your covers trying to escape the ear piercing sound of the alarm clock, even after 4 days the sound never got easier to wake up to, maybe a few more months and you'd get into a routine. After two minutes of the constant sound you finally crawled out from your warm shelter and banged a fist on the electronic clock making the noise cease to exist, at least until 5:30AM the next word day. Sitting up in bed, covers draped around your body like you were an Eskimo trying the escape the cold wind, you smacked your dry lips and yawned.
"I wonder if I'll meet Mr. Enji today" you said to yourself as your body inched closer to the edge of the bed.
It was Friday and Endeavor still hadn't made it back in from his trip which put you at ease but also kept you on edge at the same time, anxious to meet the #1 hero any day now. But Friday also meant at 5PM you were off until Monday morning. You had to admit your schedule was pretty lax, Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM with the exception of the 30 minute commute there and back, pretty much an hour including getting to and from the station yourself. You had weekends off but at the end of each month you were required to go in on a Saturday or Sunday to gather up all the heroes monthly reports and file them away and prepare for the new month. Not to mention you got paid extremely well with benefits, plus you got to work with gorgeous and genuinely friendly heroes.
Your feet finally touched the cool plush rug your bed sat on top of and you decided it was finally about time to get ready for the day. Hopping into the bathroom for a quick shower you hummed and sang as the cold water hit your skin, waking your sleepy senses in no time. Once you were out you waltzed into the kitchen in your towel to get some breakfast and checked the weather. It looked like it was going to rain so you opted for something cozy since the fall season started to roll around and the rain was sure to bring a nice chill in the air. Walking back and forth while eating on a bagel you managed to scope out some skinny jeans that went with a loose white tee and knitted chunky cardigan and some boots. The dress-code for the agencies 'non-hero' workers was pretty laid back and casual which was a plus in your book, you could still be comfy and look cute as hell without having to put in much effort.
Before leaving your apartment you did one final check to make sure you had everything you needed then headed out your door. In the quiet hall of the building you looked at the apartment door next to yours as you turned your key and locked it. It was almost 2 – maybe 3 weeks now since you've moved in and still you had yet to meet your neighbor. Whoever it was you figured they just must be extremely busy. "Maybe I'll just slip a letter under their door introducing myself." Shrugging your shoulders you danced down the stairs and towards the station. Your frame sat comfortably on the train, scrolling through Tumblr you quirked a brow when a text message popped up. It was from cute little Haru, working with him the majority of your week at the agency you two quickly became friends and you found out that the guy was extremely gay when he commented on how "fucking delicious" one of the heroes looked one day.
HARUBOO: Hey, I won't be coming into work today, I've got major food poisoning. So if you need anything, please feel free to call or text! Have a good day, Miss Todoroki! (;
You cackled and rolled your eyes at the text then went back to playing around on your phone. The black haired male had this ongoing joke about you and Shouto being star crossed lovers destined for each other. It was a dumb thing really, just because he would notice certain looks the two of you exchanged and how you seemed to be the only person who could legit make the half and half hero crack a smile or laugh. You'd be lying if you said you weren't crushing on Shouto but you didn't worry about it, you were a go with the flow type of girl now, whatever happens, happens. Plus you weren't sure if you were even the mans type, you were quirkless and plain, he was powerful and breathtaking, his father owned one of the most successful hero agencies in Tokyo, whoever Endeavors son brought home probably would have to be a real dime!
Shouto sighed as he poured himself a cup of tea and walked about the agency, waving and greeting all the heroes who were arriving for their jobs one at a time. It was almost 8AM meaning that one certain set of (h/c) locks should be bouncing through the main offices doors any second now. Over the past week Todoroki had grown rather fond of you, he looked forward to seeing your bright and smiling face in the office before he had to go out on patrol. When he'd come in for a break or lunch he'd find you either in the lounge or breakroom eating or running around the office doing things for the other heroes. Sometimes he'd even walk into his fathers office to find you sitting in front of the large window you seemed to adore so much. He found it cute actually, always asking what you'd do once his father got back and took his office back as well. "I'll just butter him up and get on his good side, then maybe he'll let me sit in here whenever I want to," you told him.
Todoroki liked your determination to win his father over, despite how you seemed to tremble in your skin at the sound of his name, he figured it was just you wanting so desperately to be accepted by him. Shouto knew his father wasn't really a big softy, sure he's made improvements personality wise since getting and holding his #1 hero ranking, he's become more social and likeable towards the public, so maybe if anyone could 'butter him up', it would be you. Either way he was excited to see where your journey at his agency would take you.
The heroes thoughts were interrupted when the phone in his pocket started to go off, he took it out and answered it. "Good morning father, everything okay?"
"Shouto, I'm just calling to let you know that I'll finally be back in the office today. How are things there?" Endeavors deep voice spoke on the other end, genuinely curious as to how his agency was running.
"Everything here is running smoothly father, we even hired that extra help for the office, she's adapting very well to her tasks, she's definitely what the agency needed," Shouto answered with a sort of ring to his voice once he talked about you.
He swore he could hear a hum on the other end and a possible smirk from his old man.
"She huh? Hmm, so are you going to tell me more about this young lady that seems to have caught your eye?"
"Good morning Shouto," you called out walking into the locker room of the agency to put your bag and items into your assigned locker.
The stunning hero seemed to jump in place as he turned around to look at you, he faced the other way again, mumbling a few words before hanging up his phone and turning back to you.
A chuckle left your lips and you opened your locker, "Sorry to scare you, I didn't mean to interrupt your call."
Shouto shook his head and placed his phone back into his pocket. He was already dressed in his hero getup, making you blush at the sight of him. You had to admit, you loved seeing him in his costume, it was simple but so good looking on him. Your favorite part was the clasp that connected the ends of his collar, looking like he wore a choker.
"I wasn't scared, just startled," the hero replied as he walked over to you and leaned against the lockers and sipped his tea.
"Is there a difference," you asked while closing the door to the locker and looked up at the tall man, squinting an eye and half smiling.
Shouto smirked and crossed his arms, "Slightly, scared is to be fearful or frightened. Startled is to be shocked or alarmed."
You rolled your eyes and placed a hand on his cheek giving him a look that displayed you weren't really buying the bullshit.
"You're really reaching with that one Shouto, but I'll let it slide!"
A puff of steam escaped from the males mouth as he exhaled a chuckle, you laughed at his quirk acting up like it always does when you touched him and pinched his cute little chubby cheek making him blush.
"Hey can I ask you something?"
Shouto hummed and quirked his white brow at you.
"What are these," you asked and reached for the little objects that hung from his belt and tugged on it, pulling his hips forward.
The male seemed taken back at your complete lack of personal space with your hand being so close to his crotch. A light blush crossed his cheeks and he struggled for a bit to find his words as you didn't let go and inspected the object, leaning down to get a closer look.
"Uh – they're just random containers that hold vials of water, painkillers, disinfectants or other medicines that I have on hand. You know for rescue situations."
You let the container fall from your grasp and stood straight up again with a smile, this guy really was thoughtful and sort of 'mom like', it was really cute.
"That's really cool of you to have Shouto, its very admirable how seriously you take your job and are always thinking ahead."
The half and half man nodded with a smile at your compliment. "You know, one time I had a kid call me 'Five Pee-Pee Man', he said these looked like...well you know."
You bit down hard on your lip and crossed your arms, one hand covering your mouth as you tried your hardest not to die laughing. Todoroki could see the struggle you were going through and let you know it was okay to laugh, so you did. It was a hearty laugh making the corners of your cheeks rise high and crinkle the corners of your eyes. Shouto hadn't seen you laugh like this before but he enjoyed it, and wouldn't mind making you laugh like this forever.
He chuckled in response and looked at his watch to see the time, internally he groaned knowing he really needed to head out but not wanting to leave the sight before him.
You noticed him looking at the device and wiped the tears from your eyes, "I'm sorry I'm keeping you from work Shouto, I really should get going myself, I'm alone today so I have double the work."
Todoroki nodded and uncrossed his arms and walked out of the locker room with you until you both came to the end of the hall that split, one way going back towards the main lobby and the other going towards where the heroes would exit from. You faced each other and smiled, looking at his face you noticed an eyelash about to fall into his vision.
"Hey Shouto, lean down for me, you have an eyelash about to impale your eyeball."
He did as instructed, one hand cupped his cheek and the other brushed his hair out of his face, your fingers threading through his soft and fluffy bangs making you giggle, he looked at you with question.
"Sorry, I've just always wanted to touch your hair, don't mind me. I'm gonna lightly hold open your eyelids, can you look up for me please?"
Your fingertips held apart his top and bottom lids as he looked up and you very lightly blew air into his eye, causing the lash to move out of his vision and under his eyeball. You removed the rouge lash from its place then released him, he blinked rapidly then looked at you, both hands cupped his face now and your thumbs brushed his soft and pale cheeks as you looked back into the beautiful light grey and ocean blue eyes.
Your breathing hitched as he stayed there, staring back at you and letting you touch him so intimately. You were able to take in the sight of his burned flesh that you honestly never even noticed. Your fingers brushed above his red brow and felt the scare tissue left behind, a puff of cold air came out from Todoroki's lips and made you realize what you were doing.
"Oh, Shouto I'm - I'm sorry, I shouldn't," you went to retract your hands but his own grabbed your wrists and held them in place.
"Please, it's okay, this is actually rather...comforting."
You were shocked but didn't complain, your heart was beating so fast and you could hear it in your ears. You honestly wanted to stay this way forever, looking into those gorgeous hues and running your fingers through his soft locks, until you realized the two of you really needed to get back to work. Smiling, you start raising his head in your hands to make him stand straight again, both of your hands sliding from him face and to his chest and his own hands never leaving your wrists. Todoroki's thumbs brushed your soft and delicate wrists in his grasp as he looked down at you and searched your (e/c) hues then looked down at your plump and soft lips that you seemed to lick before giving him a soft smile.
"Be careful out there okay! I'll see you at lunch," you asked somewhat sure and somewhat unsure.
Shouto smirked and brushed your cheek, "I'll see you at lunch!"
YOU: OH MY GOD! I just like held RokiRoki's face in my hands!!! 0_0
HARUBOO: *gasps* Was it a magical moment? :0
YOU: It was something, I'll call you when I get home, we may need to get drinks!
It was now around 10 in the afternoon, the agency was quiet and pretty much dead. Heroes on break or on lunch flooded in and out. All your major tasks were done for the moment so you went to the breakroom to get coffee, it was in fact pouring outside and it was chilly in the building. You placed your cup in front of the air pot and went to press the pump down, groaning when nothing came out. You grabbed the pot by its handle and walked to the kitchen to make another fresh batch, while it brewed you went to your locker and got a box of chocolate Pocky from your bag then walked around while snacking on it and checking the place out for any messes or things that needed to be tended to. After about 5 minutes the coffee should've been done so you walked back to the kitchen, as you got closer you could hear something that sounded like water running.
"That's weird I didn't – oh my god, holy shit!" You screamed as you walked in and saw the coffee pot overflowing with the dark liquid as more just kept pouring out from the spout of the machine.
Freaking out you didn't know what to do, you dropped the box of Pocky in your hand and scrambled for paper towels and dish towels to cover the soaked floor. Next you tried to locate where the problem was coming from and just completely unplugged the machine then turned off the water source, making you get on your hands and knees and reach underneath the table it was on in order to do so. Growls and profanities dripped from your mouth as you cleaned up the floor with the now dark brown towels.
"What on earth is going on here?"
Your body stiffened under the table at a loud and booming voice, craning your neck you turned to see who it was. All you could see from your position was dark dress shoes and khaki pants, so you crawled backwards out from under the table and went to sit up, bumping your head in the process and crying out.
"Here, let me help you that sounded like it hurt!"
Massive hands picked you up effortlessly by the waist and placed you on your feet.
You rubbed the back of your head wincing with eyes screwed shut, "Oh man, yeah I'm gonna be feeling that for a good bit, thank you tho – ngh!"
You stood in shock as your eyes opened and laid upon the one and only Enji Todoroki. Swallowing harshly you looked up, he towered over you like the very building you were standing in. "Good god this man is built like the Hulk!"
His fierce ocean blue eyes looked down at you with curiosity as he raised a brow. His quirk was deactivated, making him look a tad bit less intimidating but he was still a big and scary dude, but he was also very handsome which made you notice you were staring for far too long at the hero.
Quickly your frame backed up and bowed before him, "Endeavor! Uh – I'm sorry, Mr. Todoroki!" You then looked around at the mess in the kitchen and wanted to die, "I'm so sorry you had to return to this mess, I honestly don't know why this is happening!"
Enji seemed to look around himself and groaned. "I told them to order a new coffee maker weeks ago and I see it hasn't been done, it does this sometimes. Don't blame yourself, it's just a simple malfunctioning machine."
Your body immediately went back to cleaning up the mess as you became a mess yourself. "Mr. Todoroki, I'm so sorry! If you want I can order a new one immediately once I get this cleaned up."
Enji smirked and grabbed a mop from the corner of the kitchen and handed it to you, "Here, I'll lift this table and you should be able to clean the floor easier."
Shocked by his urge to help you nodded and did as instructed as he lifted the heavy table with ease.
"Teamwork makes the dream work sir," you blurted out then stiffened, wanting to die of embarrassment from your word vomit.
You were surprised though to hear a hearty chuckle escape from the scary hero.
"You're funny, who are you by the way, you know me but I haven't seen you around here."
You finished mopping and moved out of the way so the man could sit the table back down. "I'm sorry Mr. Todoroki, I'm (Y/N) (L/N), I just started working here Monday."
A light-bulb went off in Enji's head and his mouth parted into a silent "oh".
"So you're the one my Shouto hired! Well it's nice to finally meet you, I've heard a lot about you! Please you can drop the honorifics and just call me Enji."
Chapter 4: 4.DEAL
Shouto walked into the locker room and removed his vest and belt as he let a heavy breath leave his chest, he was tired and beat from the long day of work. He also felt horrible that he wasn't able to come in for lunch like he stated he would, feeling like he may have disappointed you. Upon opening his work locker an envelope fell from inside of the door. The hero quirked a red brow then bent down to pick it up, on the front his name was written in what looked like perfect script, he instantly recognized it as your handwriting.
Hey RokiRoki! Just felt like leaving you a note since I didn't see you at lunch and I won't see you again till Monday, so you owe me a lunch date next week! I hope you arrived back safely, if not then I guess this letter is pointless huh? Sorry, that got dark. You know what, text me so I know you did find this, or I'm going to be paranoid all weekend!
P.S. – I met your father, he's really "chill"! HA
Todoroki chuckled quietly as he scanned the letter further and saw your phone number written down, he folded the paper and stuck it in his bag then continued to dress out of his hero costume. Footsteps were heard walking in and he turned to look to see one of his coworkers.
"Oh hey Shouto, your father is back. He wants you to come to his office when you're done."
A few minutes later Todoroki made his way to his father's office and knocked on the door, he was answered with a greeting to enter and did so.
"Shouto, it's nice to see you. How was the city today?"
The half and half male sat in the chair before Enji and went over how his day went, the two then caught up about what all had happened since Endeavor had left and Todoroki informed him of anything that was detrimental for his father to know. Enji seemed pleased with how his son handled his agency over the past week, "I'm proud of you Shouto, thank you for stepping up for me when I couldn't be here. You'll make a great successor when my time is up."
The two sat a few more minutes and talked then Shouto stood and was getting ready to leave, he was exhausted and his father being back meant he had the weekend off so he was more than excited to spend it at home doing nothing.
"By the way, I met that girl. She's rather humorous, even if it has only been a week, I can see why you like her so much."
Todoroki grunted at his fathers words and he wanted to retaliate but the man only spoke the truth. Since the day he interviewed you, he was enamored. Remembering the letter in his bag Shouto asked if he was needed any further before taking off, his father shook his head and bid him a good weekend. Todoroki made his way onto the train and dug in his bag, immediately tapping away on his phone.
"Girl, you're telling me ALL that sexual tension and neither one of you went for a damn kiss?" Haru's disappointment could be heard through the phone, making you giggle as you blew bubbles from your palm.
"Haru, I've only known the guy a week, wouldn't that be moving a little too fast?"
"How long has it been since you've been with a man sweetheart? A small kiss is nothing after only a few days, hell even sex is on the table now! The terms of relationships have changed!"
Sitting in the hot water you sunk down further and thought about it. You've been physically separated from your psycho ex for only a few weeks now, but you've been emotionally separated from him for almost have a year. You did like Todoroki, there was something about him that had you intrigued and wanting to know all about him. Wrapping your free arm around yourself you flashed-back to how it felt when he held you and how wonderful he smelled. Then today when he held onto you and let you touch his face make your heart flutter. The whole ordeal gave you hope for something to happen, it was undeniable the way he would look at you and seeked you out on his own, not being completely dumb, it was obvious the man liked you. A smile then crossed your face as you hoped he would take the hint in the letter you left and text you, that was at least the first step!
"Hello? I mean, don't you ever think about what he looks like naked? That beautiful pale skin and the ripped body he must have! And that quirk, imagine how kinky he must be, because I know without a doubt Shouto Todoroki has to be a freak in the sheets!"
You burst into a fit of laughter and continued on the interesting topic of how sex with your somewhat boss might be like, until a 'ping' sounded in your speaker.
"Hold on a sec Haru, I think I just got a text!"
UNKNOWN #: Why does my father find you "humorous"?
"Oh my god, it's Shouto," you squealed into the phone. A gasp was heard on the other end and Haru offered to let you be, demanding he be given details ASAP.
YOU: I take it you returned back to the office in one piece?
ROKIROKI: If I didn't, you wouldn't be getting this message right?
YOU: You got me there RokiRoki. Enji didn't tell you what he returned to?
ROKIROKI: No, he only told me that you were humorous and that he liked you. What did you do to him?
YOU: Nothing, I swear, if anything he came in at the worst possible time! )':
ROKIROKI: WHAT HAPPENED?
YOU: I'll make you a deal, take me out to lunch tomorrow and I'll tell you (:
ROKIROKI: Deal! I'll pick you up at 10am!
YOU: I can't wait! See you then handsome! ^_^
Shouto smiled and laid his phone on the table by his bed then went to take a bath, as he lowered into the tub and laid back his fingers brushed his own cheek where your hands once were. It felt like his skin was tingling from the feeling on your own contacting with his. It took great restraint for him to not kiss you then, those (e/c) hues were so intoxicating and your lips looked like they would taste so sweet. If his own father could realize that he was starting to fall for you, who was he to deny his desires anymore. Shouto usually was a man who went for what he wanted, you were a person though, not property that he could just take...but god did he want to take you and all for himself. Shouto saw how the men around the office drooled over you but you were completely oblivious, which was somewhat comforting to him. If he had any chance with you, he needed to take it and tomorrow would be the perfect start!
"Baby, I met you in downtown Chicago but I, I had to drive away the very next day. So I, flew your pretty ass to New York City then I, I left you in L.A."
Shouto smiled at the sound of a familiar soft voice drifting through his bathroom, it had been a few days since he heard it and it was a welcomed sound. The voice also reminded him that he really needed to introduce himself to whoever lived on the other side of the wall, he could only imagine how rude the person must've thought he was. With a smile Shouto relaxed and laid back, as he listened closely the voice started to sound more and more familiar, with the notes it would hit though it was hard for him to place a face to it. One face did come to mind though, but maybe just because he thought of it so much.
"Nah, there's no way."
"Was it love or my fantasy? Was it real or just a dream? Was it love or my fantasy? Was it real?"
You were already wide awake at 8am, taking a shower and making sure you cleaned and shaved every nook and cranny you could think of, just in case something were to happen. You hadn't been on a date in so long, so you kind of didn't know what to expect. You made sure to pick the cutest outfit you could, going through at least 5 different ones, it was funny how you felt like some school girl going out for the first time. You wondered if anything would happen, like maybe a kiss. Most importantly though, you wondered where he was taking you, because if he had terrible tastes in food, then you weren't sure if this whole (Y/N)-Todoroki ship would sail. "Okay, it's almost 9. Maybe I should text him my address just in case it's a ways from here." Just as the thought left your mind, your cell pinged from a text.
ROKIROKI: I need your address, I'm about to head out.
You smiled at the fact that Shouto texted you just as you were about to text him, maybe Haru was right about the two of you being star crossed lovers. After texting your crush your address, you huffed and looked at yourself in the mirror. Even though the weather was getting chilly you still tried to show as much skin as you could with a pair of high waisted shorts and a fall of the shoulder slouchy sweater. You looked cute and sweet, with just the right amount of flesh showing that was sure to make him melt...well maybe.
"HA, if it gets too cold then I can use it as an excuse to ask him for a hug! I'll make him my own personal heater!"
A hesitant knock suddenly came at your door, making you jump as it interrupted your scheming. You looked at your phone and made a confused face. It had only been maybe two minutes since you texted Shouto, so there was no way it could be him. Racking your brain for who it could possibly you came up with nothing, maybe it was the mail? The knock came again making you jump and walk towards the door telling the person to calm down. Your fingers brushed a lock of hair behind your ear as you opened the door and looked at the person who stood before you.
Chapter 5: 5.KNOCK KNOCK
"So I guess it makes sense why we never ran into each other." Todoroki looked at you as you looked out the window of the train then at him and smiled, making his heart warm. "You know since you have to be at work much earlier and later than me, then with you taking Enji's place lately didn't give you much free time huh?"
Shouto nodded agreeing with you.
"Man, well I gotta say, I'm really relived that it's you living on the other side of me. I feel a lot safer."
Shouto quirked a red brow at you, this wasn't the first time you mentioned 'safety' and it made him wonder what had you so...scared.
"You know, you never told me why you moved here in the first place."
In the reflection of the window the man could see you biting your lip and looking down in the corner at nothing in particular.
"Well, to be honest Shouto it's a long and...complicated story, one that I don't really want to lie to you about but also one that I'm not exactly ready to tell you yet."
Todoroki sat there silently examining your body language. You had yet to look at him and your fingers nervously fidgeted with the hem of your sweater as your other hand rubbed the back of your bare neck. Whatever your reason for possibly 'fleeing' from the States, it had to be something serious and it made him worry. He didn't want to force you into telling him anything you weren't comfortable with yet, he'd wait if he had to and show you that you could trust him. His hand then reached for yours, it was the first time he's touched it since that dreadful handshake when you first met. Focusing hard on not letting his quirk get the best of him and possibly burn your skin, he enclosed your soft hand in his and squeezed lightly.
You looked from the window finally and to his hand holding yours, a tint of pink brushing your cheeks, you then looked at him with those (e/c) hues that followed him home from work every day this past week.
"Tell me when you're ready then. I can wait, in the mean time if you ever need anything no matter what time it is or what it is, just knock on the wall twice and I'll be right over okay?"
"Thank you Shouto."
The rest of the train ride you and Shouto talked about everything under the moon that didn't involve delving too deep into your past. You found out he loves cold soba and that he prefers the cooler seasons over the warmer ones. He told you all about his years at UA, it sounded so amazing yet terrifying to you. He was only a teenager and went through so much shit and yet he was still here, not once running away from his problems.
"You really are amazing Shouto, all your experiences make my own seem so insignificant."
Your hand was squeezed again and a not so amused look crossed your friends handsome features.
"That's not true (Y/N), don't say that."
"I'm sorry Shouto. It's just, you see I don't exactly think so highly of myself, like I've said before I'm nothing special."
Todoroki looked like he was having an internal struggle going on, not sure what kind of face to make or what to say until he finally let out a deep breath. "You know I really wish you wouldn't talk down about yourself so often. You may not think you're special but that's not how others see you (Y/N), especially me."
You grunted, the two-toned man was extremely serious and straight forward with his confession, making you get flustered as your hand and entire body broke into a sudden heat.
"What is this man doing to me? I'm suddenly sweating like a sinner in church!" You chuckled and gave a sheepish smile towards Todoroki then stood to your feet wanting to escape to the bathroom to make sure you weren't sweating through your clothes.
"Excuse me Shouto, I need to go to the bathroom real fast before we stop."
He nodded and let go of your hand, you then went to pass his body and at the same time the train come to a sudden harsh stop making you tumble and fall backwards into Shouto's lap. He grunted under the force of your body not so gracefully colliding into his, he was hunched over his mouth nearly brushing your bare neck and shoulder and his hands gripping your hips. The sound that escaped from his mouth made you dizzy,
"Shouto~," you let out breathlessly.
He seemed to pull your hips closer to his as his name left your lips the way it did, you then felt a sudden cold and heat flare up on your hips making your eyes widen and say his name again but with more urgency.
"Shit," he hissed out and let go of your hips, you both looked to see the left side of your sweater black and seared and the right side covered in frost.
You burst out laughing, wrapping your arm around yourself and covering your loud obnoxious noises. Shouto looked at the back of you confused, one you didn't bother moving from his lap, not that he was complaining and two because you were laughing at what could've been a major accident.
"You're something else woman!"
"RokiRoki, you didn't need to buy me another top, really!"
You complained as Todoroki handed the store clerk his card. The second the two of you got off the train he dragged you into the closest store to replace the sweater he almost burned to ash, you settled for whatever was cheaper considering he happened to pull you into a high end store. You picked out another slouchy sweater but it unfortunately hid your shoulders, ruining your plan to look somewhat attractive to your crush. As the two of you walked out of the store you quickly grabbed his hand and held it tightly making his eyes widen and stop and look at you.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah, its just I don't know this place and it looks really busy...I don't want to lose you."
Shouto smirked and nodded then lead you into the busy and noisy city.
"The place isn't much further."
Nodding you walked along and marveled at the city, looking in every direction. As you looked over to the other side of the street past Shouto you could see someone walking along while staring at you. It looked like a male but they had a black surgical mask on not giving away their identity. Squeezing Shouto's hand you walked closer to him and clung to his arm. The hero didn't mind and even lifted his arm, letting you hide under the shelter of him as you both walked. You don't know when but somewhere along the way you lost sight of the stranger.
"Here we are, you like ramen right?"
Sitting inside of the ramen shop put you at ease, it was nestled in a alley far away from the city and noise, you both ordered your food and waited at your table with your warm teas in hand.
"It's your turn," Shouto stated out of the blue, causing you to look at him from searching the establishment.
"To hold up your end of the deal, we're here on a lunch date, now you tell me what happened with my father."
Remembering the text exchange from the night before you chuckled and leaned forward on the table and crossed your arms, making the little bit of cleavage that showed push further out and made Todoroki chuckle as he drank his tea.
"So, get ready, I'm about to tell you all about how I met my future father-in-law!"
The man before you choked on his drink and coughed as he covered his mouth and wiped it clean. You laughed back and handed him a napkin, "Just jokes folks, just jokes!"
After his episode you told him about the scene that unfolded the day before with his Hulk of a father, how he walked in at the worst possible time but helped you out and even chuckled at your dumb word vomit and how he told you to call him by his first name. In perfect timing your food came out when you wrapped up the story, both of you graciously thanked the waiter.
Todoroki smiled, "And you think you aren't special? No one else in our office is allowed to call my father by his first name, not even heroes that have been there for years."
"Oh yeah? Well maybe you had already put in a good word for me, he mentioned hearing a lot about me. I wonder from who," you tilted your head, slowly sucking up a noodle and staring Shouto straight in the eyes.
A 'ngh' escaped him then he smiled and started to eat his own food, shrugging off the fact that he had been caught. Relaxing at his good mood, you sighed and ate as well. You seemed to put on a good front so far, Todoroki not realizing how on edge you were currently, you've gotten good at it being with your ex.
Your eyes scoped out the place here and there, watching to see if anyone was staring at you in particular. People seemed to be minding their own business chatting among themselves, some looking around the same as you did. You saw a group of girls looking your way as well, gushing over Shouto obviously. It made you chuckle, you forget most of the time that he's a very popular hero, to you he's just RokiRoki.
You finished your food not long before he did and wiped your forehead from how hot the ramen was then decided to go to the bathrooms, "Excuse me Shouto, I need to go wash up real quick. If the check comes here's my part of it!"
You went to shove money his way and he swatted it away with a stern look, anyone else you'd protest but the man had a way with putting you in your place with just a look or phrase. Giving up you ruffled his hair and walked off.
Todoroki had paid for your meal about 5 minutes ago and still you weren't back and he was starting to get worried. He noticed how you looked around the room constantly as you ate, as if someone was watching you, seeming on edge and trying to hide it from him which you weren't very good at no matter what you thought.
"Hey what are you doing to her? HELP!"
A yell caught his attention and immediately Todoroki jumped from his seat and ran outside where the bathrooms were located and saw an elderly man walking towards a woman sitting on the ground caving in on herself and bleeding from her arm. Shouto felt his heart stop as he realized who it was, it was you. Crimson liquid cascaded from your forearm and around the fingers of your hand that tried to grip it, your chest heaved as you panicked and whined out. The elderly man crouched down and gently grabbed you by the shoulder and cupped your face, trying to calm you down. Todoroki grit his teeth, he should've been doing that, it was his job he does it all the time but he was frozen in place, he couldn't move, couldn't get to you.
"Stay with me sweetheart, breathe! I'm gonna call for – hey you! Help!"
The man called out as he saw Shouto standing at the end of the alley, he continued to call out but his voice was muted as Shouto only focused on your cries. Your head then fell back against the brick wall and your face lulled to the side and looked at him. Your (e/c) orbs dull and lazy, pleading and full of fear. Todoroki's feet finally moved as he sprinted towards you, pushing the old man out of the way. His arms scooped you from the wall and into his chest, your head falling back as you were going in and out of consciousness.
"I think he tried to drug to make her go with him but when she didn't he cut her and I showed up making him run off."
Shouto's heart was pounding and he pressed his ear to your chest, trying to listen to your heartbeat and breathing. It was slowing but it wasn't stopping. You struggled to keep yourself up and your eyes open.
"(Y/N), I'm here, just hold on and don't lose my voice, okay? Please say something to let me know you understand!"
He stood from his crouched position, cradling you in his arms bridal style and shaking you lightly repeating his words back to you. "Dammit (Y/N), you gotta answer me, please!"
Your tired head rested on his chest and your fingers loosely gripped his shirt as you looked up into his eyes and tried to smile and put on that dumb front that you were fine.
"Sh-Shouto..." you breathed out as you made a fist and lightly knocked on his chest twice.
Chapter 6: 6.NIGHTMARE
"Where the fuck am I," you breathed out walking down an alley. Before and behind you was complete darkness as only a dim light hovered over you. Each step you took felt like you were about to fall, no sure what was in front of you. It was cold and quiet, not even your erratic breathing or footsteps echoed. Wrapping your arms around yourself, the organ in your chest started to work overtime as you felt a sinister aura creep up. "Who's there?"
You didn't hear them coming, you didn't hear them breathing but somehow you were now pinned against a wall. Ice blue eyes held you still against the rough brick, flawless skin met charred skin and a stitched smile covered your captors features.
"He's been looking for you (Y/N). Don't scream and come quietly."
You shook your head no, making the beautiful monster quirk a brow. You hissed and cried as your forearms were being seared, looking down blue flames engulfed your skin, blue flames that matched those blue eyes.
"Shouto~," you cried out.
The man chuckled and look to the right, his nose piercing shimmering. Your eyes followed his gaze and your blood went cold as your knees buckled, the hands around your now charred and numb arms gripped tighter holding you in place as you tried running. His lips were now at your neck, ghosting your skin and making you shudder as hot tears streamed down your cheeks. Shouto was on the ground, the same dim light that hovered over you, hovered over him. On his knees he only wore his pants and boots, gashes and cuts littered his entire upper half. He looked down screaming as blood poured from above him, staining his snow white hair and dripping through his fingers.
Those heterochromatic eyes that you adored so much finally looked up at you and Shouto's expression went blank.
"(Y/N), I'm so sorry," his voice broke as blue flames then surrounded him.
Those lips on your skin were now at your ear, you hissed as the sensation of them made your skin sting.
As the cold phrase left his lips, Todoroki was set ablaze as you both screamed out together.
All at once you were pulled from the darkness as your eyes flew open from a freezing cold sensation, they looked upon an ice blue eye making your blood run cold. Tears poured down your face as you tried to pull away from the hands clutching your wrists.
"No! Please don't hurt him!"
The eye narrowed and hands were now cupping your face as a low stoic and familiar voice started to fill your ears.
"(Y/N), it's me! Look at me!"
You were so focused on that one sea blue orb that you didn't notice the grey one, you pulled back a little and took in Todoroki's face, your eyes then wondering down to his chest as your hands followed and gripped the clean and un-tattered shirt he wore, his arms loosely wrapped around you and were devoid of blood and scars.
"You're okay, it was only a nightmare. I'm here now!"
You looked back up to his face, your bottom lip quivering.
"Oh, Shouto.." your voice broke as your face fell into his chest and sobbed.
Todoroki looked down and wrapped you tighter into his chest, one of his hands resting on the back of your head and petting your hair. He pressed his cheek to the top of your head and let you cry as your arms then wrapped around him and gripped his back with desperation.
"I thought I lost you..." The violent images flashing before your eyes once again.
"I thought I lost you too..." was all he said as you both sat there and he comforted you.
After a while, your crying stop and you both sat in silence. Not once did either of you let go of each other, you found yourself softly humming a tune as Shouto rubbed your back. Your stomach then growled breaking the serene moment and making your hero chuckle.
"I should feed you, it's been a while."
You pulled back and wrapped on arm around your stomach then realized you were wearing a t-shirt that didn't belong to you. "Exactly how long have I been out of it?"
"Almost 12 hours." T
odoroki explained that he took you to the hospital to get your wound addressed and have you check over, your breathing had slowed immensely along with your heart rate and had him worried sick that you were dying. The doctors told him that whoever sedated you did so with a large uncontrolled amount and wanted you knocked out for a while. He then explained how he brought you back to his place until you woke up, your clothes were covered in blood and he changed you into one of his own shirts.
"I'm sorry if that was wrong of me, I just didn't want you to wake up and see them."
You gave a pained smile at his chivalry and realized the heartbreaking reality of what needed to be done. Touching his cheek you bit on your lip trying to keep from crying again, "Thank you so much for taking care of me Shouto, I'm so lucky to have you. I'm so sorry I got you into this mess, you're life would be a lot easier without me. And...that's why I can't work for you anymore, or see you."
Todoroki's brows furrowed and his heart dropped into his gut. "W-what are you talking about?"
You looked away from him and sniffled.
"I thought I found the perfect place to hide from him, but he has eyes everywhere and now they know about you. He won't stop at anything to get me back, even if that means going after you Shouto. I know even if I run again he'll probably just find me, but at least you won't be involved anymore. I couldn't live with myself if something happened to you because of me. I can't protect you...I'm nothing."
"Protect me?" Shouto was having an internal crisis. One, he still didn't know what exactly who 'he' was and two, the woman he was falling for, that his heart yearned to love was wanting to leave and be on her own knowing she was in danger as long as it meant keeping him safe. Shouto felt your hands leaving him as you started to pull away and remove yourself.
"I'm sorry Roki. I should prob –" His hand gripped your elbow keeping you in place and making a ragged breath escape you.
"It's not your job to protect me, but it is my job to protect you. I failed you once already, and I'll live with that for the rest of my life, but I won't live with letting you go. You're not leaving (Y/N) and that's final."
You looked up at him with puffy (e/c) orbs and lips parted, he could tell you wanted to fight back maybe throw a low blow his way to make him hate you but his own eyes seared into you silently letting you know it wasn't worth it.
"Okay," was all you answered with.
Shouto knew he had a hold over you, he didn't like to take advantage of it but this situation called for it.
"Now forget about all of this for a few hours and lets get you some food and a warm bath. But I need you to do something for me (Y/N)."
You hummed in response still looking at him awaiting his request. Shouto brushed your hair out of your face and placed his palm to your cheek, the contact made your hurt expression disappear as you happily melted into his touch.
"I can't protect you entirely if you don't tell me what's going on. So promise me, after we get you feed and feeling better, you'll tell me everything."
"I promise Roki!"
"Is that your mother?" You asked with a mouthful of pancakes.
Even though it was night time when you awoke, you craved breakfast and Todoroki fulfilled your wish without judgement and without your help, declining every time you asked. Shouto looked up from washing dishes and in the direction your eyes fell upon. It was a picture of him and a woman with ice white hair and grey eyes that matched his own. A soft smile played on his lips and he nodded.
"She's very beautiful. I think you take after her more than you do Enji."
"So does that mean you think I'm beautiful too," he teased.
You giggled and rolled your eyes at him then washed your food down with some milk and wiped your mouth.
"I think you're just fishing for a compliment RokiRoki! I'm sure tons of woman have let you know just how stunning you are. You know I'm curious, just how many woman have you dated?"
The hero looked at you with a quirked white brow and chuckled, "Uh – I'm not sure. I work a lot and never really focused on companionship. I've dated here and there in between with women who pursued me, but they only did so because of my status."
You pouted your lips, and remembered the two girls in the ramen shop that drooled over him and how you forgot he was a popular hero. Yeah, he was undeniably gorgeous and extremely powerful but how could someone want this man just for those material things, he was so much more and truly a wonderful person, each day your heart feel for him more and more.
"I'm sorry Shouto, if it makes you feel any better I adore you for more than just your good looks!"
You stood from your seat and carried your dish over to the sink, as you tried to reach for the sponge and wash it on your own Todoroki took the plate. Before you could fight him he explained that your wrapped arm could get wet since they reached down to your wrist.
"Alright RokiRoki, you win this time. Thank you again for everything, you really are my hero."
Smiling you stood on the tips of your toes, you hand cupped his face and brought his cheek close to your lips where you planted a kiss to his cool skin. Shouto smirked and let out a puff of steam making you giggle as he rolled his eyes.
"Reason I adore you #1, your quirk acts up every time I make you nervous or flustered."
The male shooked his head and mumbled as he finished washing your dish and dried his hands.
"Come on, lets go to your place so you can get a bath and some of your own clothes if you want."
Nodding you quickly turned on your heels to walk towards his door until your head started to spin, making you stumble over. Todoroki quickly caught you and scooped your body up, "I guess you're still a little woozy from the drug, let me get your keys and I'll carry you."
Todoroki brought you over to your apartment where he walked you straight to the bathroom and sat you on the edge of the tub.
"Let me undo these for you first, then I'll step out and wait for you to finish."
You nodded and watched as he gently took your arm in his hand and undressed the wrappings from your arm. He felt you flinch and looked up with concern.
"It's okay Todo, it's just really sore."
He then continued and removed the stained bandages, revealing the gash that wrapped from your inner forearm to the top of your wrist.
"Damn, that guy really fucked me up huh, I didn't even realize."
Shouto then stood up and turned on the bath for you, asking how hot you wanted it then cleaned up the dried blood and ointment from your gash while the tub filled up.
"Okay, if you need me I'll be right outside so just call for me."
You nodded and smiled at him, making his heart melt and a smile cross his own face, he was so relieved to see you up and awake, bright and smiling once again. He then leaned down to your level, placing a hand on the back of your hair and kissed your forehead then walked out and let you be. As he waited on the other side of the door, Shouto called his father informing him of what happened. Enji was genuinely worried about you well being and advised that you both take Monday off to rest and recoup and also for Shouto to keep an eye on you, in the mean time Endeavor planned on launching an investigation about what happened. Todoroki thanked him and told him that once he got more details he'd get a call back then hung up and leaned his head against the door.
A few more minutes went by as Shouto sat on the ground listening closely. Since your accident he was 10x more protective of you and scared that the littest thing would break you. He sat there grateful that you lived right next door, close enough for him to keep an eye on you and not get too paranoid. From now on he wasn't going to let you out of his sight, not until whoever did this was caught and locked up.
"Shouto," you voice called out from inside the bathroom.
Todoroki turned his head as he answered you. "Are you okay, do you need something?"
He heard water sloshing and quietness again.
"Will you come in here and sit with me, I want to tell you now."
Shouto's eyes widened at your request and he asked if you were truly comfortable with him being in there, stating that he can wait for you to be done. You protested though and let him know that it was okay.
"I'm not going to seduce you Shouto if that's what you're scared of, at least not yet!"
The hero smirked and shook his head as you lightened up the mood.
"Okay, I'm coming in."
Chapter 7: 7.LUCAS
4 MONTHS AGO.
A bloodcurdling scream woke you from a dead sleep, making goosebumps litter your body as you shot up in the bed. The room was lightly lit by candles, the familiar cinnamon scent filling your nostrils. Your hand reach out next to you only to feel that no one was there.
"Lucas," you questioned, heart dropping, once again the bed was devoid of your boyfriend.
The past few weeks things had been off with him, you'd find yourself alone in bed at random hours of the night and morning. Strange people would show up at your house for 'meetings' that were held in the basement of your shared home and during those times you were locked up in the bedroom alone.
Of course, your boyfriend was cautious and kept the basement locked when he wasn't there and there were no meetings, only leaving you alone with your mind trying to think of what went down in the room. After being with Lucas for 3 years, you thought you knew everything about him, you shared everything with each other and he treated you like a queen. The man was all you had since you moved off an deserted your family for him, but he was all you needed. You never wanted for anything with him, this house, the clothes, gifts, trips, they were all because of him. Of course you weren't a material girl, even if he was broke you'd still love and cherish him. When you'd question how he even afforded your lifestyles he would just simply say it's a family business and that was all you needed to know.
But now, you needed to know more. If something was going on in your own home then dammit you deserved to know. What if his family was getting him mixed up with the wrong types of people and he didn't know how to get out?
You crawled off the bed, shuddering as your feet hit the cold wood floor. Reaching for the doorknob you were praying it would actually be unlocked and also praying that it wouldn't be, whichever it was would decide the next step you took. As you turned the knob, you heard the mechanisms working and the door clicked open. "Shit!". Poking your head out, another agonizing scream filled the house, something terrible must've been happening for the sound to reach above ground.
For a second you hesitated going out that door, afraid of what you might find but curiosity overthrew logic and your feet quietly padded all through the house until you reached the steps leading to the basement. The light was on guiding your short path, swallowing harshly you took each step slowly, your heart pounding faster the closer the door got. Once you reach it, you placed an ear to it and listened closely.
"This is the third time you've fucked up. I've been generous to you and played fair, but you know how it goes. 3 strikes and you're out right?"
"Stop fucking toying around Lucas and just get it over with. I don't have time for this shit."
What came next was the sound of pleading cries and maybe someone writhing around, until nothing but ragged breathes and then silence. Your blood was cold and your body was paralyzed with fear. "Lucas couldn't have...", you breathed out quietly then covered your mouth to keep the emotions from spilling out.
"Well this was a waste of my time, I'm out. If you want the League to help your cause on American soil then get yourself some better followers, not these druggies."
Before you could try to run off, the door opened. A man stood before you, with patchwork skin and ice blue orbs. His brow quirked as he looked down on you and a beautiful yet dangerous grin crossed his features.
"And who might you be gorgeous?"
You stuttered looking into those captivating hues until you heard Lucas curse under his breath. Your eyes finally escaped from the man before you and fell upon a limp and sunken-in corpse. "L-Lucas?"
"I'm right here sweetness! I guess I forgot to lock the door."
Lucas was now next to the stranger, blood covered his teeth and lips as he smiled. The patchwork man knelt before you and touched your face, making you flinch. "You're quite a work of art, how about you come home with me angel."
Your boyfriend then shoved the stranger to the side with a 'fuck off' and scooped you up into his arms as he carried you like a child back up the stairs. Your eyes focused on the beautiful monster that remained at the bottom as he gave you a wave that was engulfed in blue flames and made a gasp escape your lips.
Once the two of you were finally back in the bedroom Lucas shut the door behind him and sat you on the dresser. His hazel eyes were dark and dangerous while he looked at you, his bloody hand cupping your cheek and making the bitter scent fill your nostrils. You flinched pulling away from him and wiped your cheek with the back of your hand.
"I don't know what you think you saw back there but –"
"I saw a dead person Lucas and you covered in blood, it doesn't take a fucking genius to figure out what happened! What the hell is going on? Who are you?"
The man looked genuinely hurt by your question as he pulled away and walked to the bathroom that connected to the bedroom itself. Water was heard running and splashing then it turned off. Your boyfriend walked back out with a clean face and clean hands, his toned chest was bare, his entire being was in fact now bare of any trace of blood. Placing himself before you again he raised his palm and you shuddered only to realize he held a damp and warm washcloth. You snatched it from his hand and wiped your face, not wanting the man to even remotely touch you.
"Don't tell me you're scared of me now sweetheart. You know I'd never hurt you, it's only business. I knew I couldn't hide it from you for much longer, with all the meetings taking place here since my father passed."
Your eyes widened at his words, last you were aware of his father was alive and kicking! A numbness ran through you as fear settled in from a smug grin he displayed so proudly, this man before you wasn't the same Lucas, it was someone else.
"What did you do?"
"Nothing that he didn't have coming. He was old-school and slowing us down, I just did everyone a favor and sent the man packing early."
You couldn't take anymore and you didn't want to. Tears formed in your eyes from the fear that was overflowing in you, Lucas went to touch your face again but you pushed him off and slid off the dresser, opening one of the drawers with your clothes and began to grab pieces here and there. The man asked what you were doing with a snarky tone and slammed the drawer closed, thankfully you were done and pulled your hand out just in time before he could snap it.
"I'm leaving Lucas, this is madness and it's wrong. I don't know who you are anymore but you're not the man I feel in love with, you're some kind of monster and I'm not going to be a part of this bullshit!"
Your back faced the angry and seething villain as you walked to the closet for a bag, your steps were cut short when multiple stinging pains shot down your shoulder making you drop everything in your hands and fall to the ground. You went to turn around, but the searing pain in your back halted you. Lucas walked around and knelt down before you, his clawed fingertips dangling from his knee and dripping with blood. Fighting through the pain you managed to stand and go to the bathroom, turning around to look in the mirror the tears you held finally flowed out from your sockets.
Four prominent claw marks scrapped across your left shoulder blade, drenching your shirt in crimson red blood. You could feel just how deep they were, knowing you'd be marked for the rest of your life by this psycho. Fear was replaced with anger and you bit your lip, breaking skin and hissing. "So much for not hurting me!"
Lucas growled and quickly stormed over to you, taking you throat in his clawed palm and shoving you against the bathroom door. Your knees kicked up jabbing him in the side but he was powerful, the blow only pissed him off more. He then ripped the collar of you shirt, letting the tattered fabric hang from your shoulder.
"Lucas please don't!"
Your boyfriend smiled and dragged a claw down your neck, a intimate motion that used to make you melt and now only felt like fire.
"He's right you know, you are a beautiful piece of art. I know you can't possibly be forgetting the past three years of me painting your beautiful skin in your own sweet blood. God, I love how you whimper and purr when I bite into you, weakening you the tiniest bit just so I can have my way. (Y/N), you relish in that, feeling powerless and useless underneath me, always begging for it. You promised to be my mine for as long as we both lived. Do you really think I'm going to just let you walk out?"
"That was before I knew you could just off me whenever you so please, you hid that little fact about your quirk! I've seen and know to much and if you were truly smart, you'd kill me now, stop fucking around. That guy was right, you toy too much and waste people's time!"
Lucas quirked a brow and slammed your head against the door earning a cry from you. His hand gripped your hair as his lips were at your neck, teeth bared. The sound of flesh breaking filled your ears as he bit down into your skin, the act used to drive you over the edge with pleasure, now you bared your own teeth, fists clenching as you felt defiled. He drank from you with 3 harsh gulps, each one making you weaker and weaker until you slumped over his shoulder.
His once protective arms now felt like a prison as they embraced your frame carrying you to bathroom counter. You were too weak from his quirk to fight back against him as he stripped your clothes and placed your body in the tub, warm water ran and filled it in no time. Lucas then grabbed another washcloth and soaked it, then wrung it out on your back making you hiss as the warm liquid ran down your wounds.
" I think this mark will serve as a good enough warning for now, plus I'm not done with you just yet, I don't think I'll ever be. For as long as we both shall live, you belong to me. And if you even manage to escape from under my eye, just know that I will burn down this entire world to find you. And if I can't have you, I'll make sure that no one will, and you know what I mean."
Sniffling and hugging your knees to your chest, you nodded not once looking at him. He continued to gently clean your back of all the blood, then your neck and chest, turning the water you bathed in red. He then stood from his knees, bending over and placing a kiss to the top of your head.
"Now, I have a mess to go clean. I suggest you stay in here, finish up and get to bed. I'll be back in a few minutes sweetheart. I love you."
Those three words dripping from his lips made your skin crawl. It was amazing how in one night you could go from being so utterly in love with someone, giving your all and entire life for them to loathing them with ever fiber in your being and wanting to give up your life because of them. Trying to think back on happy memories did no good, its like the person next to you in them was just a blank face. The man can say he loves you all he wants, he can still treat you like a queen but it won't be the same anymore, nothing would be. Your entire world was going to change now, you were now going to have to stop being so helpless and learn to fight for you life if you wanted to get out, and that meant faking it till you made it.
Swallowing harshly, your eyes finally looked in his direction. He really was the devil in disguise, such a beautiful disguise too. You took a breath and prepared for the bitter taste your next words would hold and faked a soft smile.
"I love you too Lucas, forever."
Chapter 8: 8.RUN
"Now you know...about my psycho ex, the shit he did, and why I'm here."
Sitting in the tub with knees hugged tightly to your chest, tears once again streamed from your ducts. Sniffling, you wiped your face on the back of your hand, letting out a sarcastic laugh as the water that drenched it only drenched your face even more. Shouto looked at you as he sat on the floor by the side of the bathtub. The droplets of water that littered your skin when he first entered the room were now completely dry from you sitting there telling your story to him. Your (h/c) locks were pinned up and random strands fell and stuck to your neck. You were being modest and covering the parts of your body that weren't meant for his eyes at least just yet.
From his seated position though, his eyes were able to drink in the curves of your breasts, hips, and thighs. Your skin was so soft and plush looking, and the tone of it glistened. To be so broken before him, you were still so stunning and he yearned to comfort you. His heterochromatic eyes then drifted to the marks that tarnished your flawless skin, your painful reminder of the past. Shouto ghosted his fingers against his own scar, the two of you were both damaged goods, he more than anyone knew how much a blemish like your own held. Fortunately, he was able to make peace with his but he could tell that you had yet to do so. Your face then turned to look at him, a pained smile crossed your face.
"Shouto...I can't stay here. He knows where I am now, and I'm positive he knows about you. These – ", you turned to show your scared back more to him, "They're just a taste of what he can do."
"Do you think I can't protect you?"
"It's not that at all, I don't want you to protect me! I don't want anyone to put their life in jeopardy all because of me! Shouto...in my nightmare you were dying and it was all my fault and I couldn't do a damn thing about it except watch..."
Your voice broke, and your breathing became erratic as you recalled the nightmare, panic settled in your heart at the very thought of Lucas draining all the life and color out of those beautiful eyes that you looked away from. Shouto could be heard shuffling around and onto his feet walking away. Your heart was breaking and you were sure he was leaving once and for all. Who would want to stay with you, you were so broken and fucked, anyone who came near you would be in danger.
Your thoughts were broken suddenly as a towel was draped around your shoulders, water was heard sloshing around and then you felt strong arms around your trembling being. You looked up to see Shouto had wrapped you in a towel and crawled into the tub with you, clothes still on and holding you tightly to his chest.
"Roki...you're clothes. Why are you doing this?"
"Because, I've already told you I'm not letting you go (Y/N). I can handle myself and I can handle whatever Lucas tries to come at me with. You're not alone anymore, you have the love of everyone at the office and the #1 hero. Do you think we'd all just let you go out without trying to stop you? In fact, my father is already looking into your attack, we don't plan on letting this happen again."
You sat there in silence, mulling over his words. He was right, in just the small amount of time you had became part of a family, one full of heroes. And not to mention Enji's massive ass! He may not make Lucas shake in his boots but it was comforting to know that Japans most respected hero was on your side. You smirked and laid your head on Todoroki's chest wiping your tears on his shirt and nuzzling more and more into it. As badly as you wanted to run as far as you could from the man, something was holding you back like some kind of string that no matter how hard you tried to pull in the opposite direction it wouldn't snap.
"If you still want to run, fine. But just know, that I won't let you run alone. Got it?"
"I got it Shouto."
After sitting in the tub together you finally convinced Shouto to go back to his place and at least shower and get a change of clothes but he insisted you come along. He wasn't ready yet to let you be alone and he wasn't sure if the drug was fully out of your system yet so he rather be nearby just in case anything happened. While he showered you lounged around his home, snooping around and looking at the items that accompanied it.
While you looked around your eyes started to get heavy once again and you yawned, it was close to midnight. Shouto still wasn't out yet so you decided to just make your way to his room and lay on his bed until he was done and could bring you back to your own. Once your head hit his pillow and the scent of him engulfed your nostrils your body relaxed and a hum left your chest. You grabbed your phone from his bedside table and was surprised to see missed calls and texts from Haru. Of course you didn't want to worry him any further but one more day wouldn't hurt.
With that you turned on your side and scrolled through the device, looking on Tumblr and Youtube. While browsing you heard the bathroom door being opened and looked up. Your mouth dropped open as a shirtless Shouto stood before you wearing lounge pants that hung from his hips.
"I'm sorry, I didn't know you'd be in here. Let me get a shirt re –"
"NO! Uh – I mean it's your house you don't have to cover up, you did practically see me naked earlier so, yeah! I was just waiting for you to get done so you could walk me back over to my own bed."
"You're more than welcome to stay here again, in fact I prefer you did, just to make sure you're okay and that the drug is fully out of your system. But if you don't want to then I'll walk you back over."
"I mean...I wouldn't mind but I don't want to take your bed from you again, I know that chair can't be comfortable. If you want we could just share the bed."
Shouto quirked a brow and shrugged his shoulders, you smiled and scooted over on the bed and patted the spot next to you. It made him smile, before he made his way to the bed, Shouto went to lock his front door and make sure everything outside of the room was turned off. He then turned off the bedroom light, leaving the room to only be illuminated by the bedside lamp. He finally walked over to his side of the bed and stopped.
"Are you sure you're okay with this?"
Rolling your eyes and letting out an exaggerated sigh you pulled back the coves. "Shouto, if I wasn't I wouldn't have suggested it, now come on. I'm tired!"
Todoroki did as instructed and crawled under the covers, you did the same and asked if he was ready for you to turn off the lamp, he gave you a nod and hum and you turned it off, making total darkness engulf the room. Laying down completely you could feel Shouto next to you and it made you smile. Your hand reached out into the darkness searching for him until you touched his soft and somewhat damp locks.
"What are you doing (Y/N)," he asked in a nonchalant tone.
You giggled and scooted closer to him, you could hear and feel his breathing. He smelled minty and cool, making your eyes close as you inhaled more of the satisfying scent. Your feet found his and wrapped around them as your hand played with his hair. Shouto let out a deep breath and you could feel how warm it was, it had to be his quirk acting up again.
"Shouto, I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me this weekend. Without hesitation you stepped up and took care of me, helping heal my wounds, holding me throughout my nightmare and listening to my story. You didn't have to do any of that for me, just like you don't have to protect me."
You felt Shouto's hand reaching to pull yours from his hair, then both of them were cupping yours into his, he then moved even closer than you had and pressed a kiss to the top of your head where he then rested his own.
"I'll always be here to protect you (Y/N), for as long as you'll have me. Even if you weren't in such a dire situation, I'd still want to do that for you. I can't keep myself from you no matter what. I feel like this string is pulling me more and more towards you each day and I don't plan on going against it."
Your eyes widened as he mentioned a string, your exact thoughts only a few hours ago. This confession coming from Shouto made your heart overflow with happiness and also fear.
" Shouto, I feel the exact some way about that damn string and I don't want to go against it either but I'm scared. I want to run from you, because I don't want your involvement with me to be the end of your life. I don't want to fall for you just to have you taken from me..."
Todoroki's hand left yours, his arms then captured and pulled you into him. You hummed and nuzzled your face into his warm chest, your hands laid flat against his bare skin as you wrapped your leg around him completely, melting into him.
"If you promise me that you won't run off, then I promise to stay alive for you."
"I promise RokiRoki."
Chapter 9: 9.CONTROL
Shouto's two toned eyes slowly fluttered open to bright sunlight filling the bedroom. The hero honestly wasn't a morning person on his days off, always trying to stay in bed until the last possible minute before realizing he would need to get up and do something productive. He groaned and rubbed his eyes and went to get up to close his blinds just a bit more until he felt another body stirring next to him and letting out small quiet sounds.
He looked down to see you cradled into his chest and lap, your thighs flushed with each other. Todoroki finally remembered the night before, the confessions you made to each other and falling asleep with you in his arms. The whole weekend caring and worrying about you had him so exhausted and sleeping with someone for the first time in what felt like forever made him sleep deeply and very well. You head rested in the crook of his arm, his hand threaded through your soft (h/c) locks. The sea blue and grey eyes widened when he looked down more and realized your top half was bare and all you wore were a pair of black cheeky underwear.
"What did I do," he thought to himself, positive that you feel asleep with a shirt on the night before. His eyes trekked across your shoulders and took in the sight of your mangled skin as it was closer for him to really examine. His heart broke a little as his fingertips lightly ghosted the scar tissue of the claw marks left behind. He wondered how someone could ever want to hurt you so badly and be proud of it. Scars or no scars, your skin was still flawless in his eyes. You looked so soft and plush making him yearn to touch you more.
Taking a leap of faith, his hand flattened under your shoulder blade and slowly glided along the curve of your hip. His fingers softly gripping the edge of it once he reached the hem of your garment. You seemed to hum at the feeling, he was using his left hand in fact so it was like he left a trail of warmth on your skin. Releasing your hip, his fingers then danced along your lower back where he lightly applied pressure and massaged up your spine. Your back arched into his touch, making your bum brush against his crotch, as it did his hand stopped and his fingers stiffened on your back but he controlled himself from digging them into your skin and waking you any further.
Shouto's mind was swimming in the sight before him as his own imagination added more pictures to the mix. He took a deep breath to try and calm himself and his steadily beating heart. Once under control again, his hand continued to lightly wonder your skin and back to the starting point at your scars. His hand flattened once again under the marks and his thumb brushed them. A soft and sleepy purr come from you and your body inched closer to his searching for more warmth since he was pulled away from you during his admiration. The male couldn't resist anymore and he leaned down close to your back, his lips brushing against the marks that you were so ashamed of. All we wanted to do was show them love, hoping that in return you would come to accept them. Finally, his lips pursed together and he placed the lightest of kisses along each single scar. The fringy tips of his hair tickled your skin and made you giggle quietly. He felt your body shaking and smiled.
You turned your head, and Shouto smiled even more. (E/c) sleepy hues sparkled at him, your cheeks were slightly pink from their warmth and the laziest but cutest smile crossed your lips.
"Good morning RokiRoki!"
Shouto wrapped his arm around your waist, careful not to graze your breasts and pulled you closer into his chest. He placed a sweet peck on your forehead and his hand in your hair brushed aside your bangs that hung in your eyes.
"Good morning, I'm sorry if I woke you, I'll let you be if you want."
"Please don't, I like when you touch me Shouto."
Your sleepy eyes softened and you smiled again then turn your head back around nudged your back into his chest, trying to signal for him to continue. He took your silent request and fulfilled it, his hand rubbing your back again, you breathed out a content sigh. "How did you sleep Shouto?"
"Really great actually, I didn't exactly realize how tired I was."
"Aww, that's my fault Shouto. You've been taking care of me all weekend and haven't really been able to rest, I'm sorry."
Shouto shook his head behind you and placed his chin on your shoulder. "Don't apologize (Y/N), I'd do it all over again. I know it's under terrible circumstances but I've enjoyed this time alone with you."
You smiled and nodded, the two of you continued to lay together making small talk as he massaged your back. Todoroki loved being able to freely touch your skin without any awkwardness. It felt so natural to have you so close to him, talking about random things and genuinely enjoying the other's company. He could stay right here forever with you in his arms, listening to your voice and hearing your sounds. Feeling the warmth of your body pressed with his as he kissed your skin diligently and breathed in your sweet scent that smelled of vanilla and cocoa powder.
"(Y/N), how did your shirt end up coming off?"
You chuckled and felt his arm wrapping around your waist again, then took his hand in yours, intertwining your fingers together as he laid back down. You molded perfectly into him and his head rested on top of yours, his hand playing in your hair again.
"Well, I don't know if its your quirk or if you're just naturally hot natured but I got extremely warm from the blanket and you being so close so at some point in the middle of the night I guess I just tossed it off. If you haven't noticed I'm just extremely comfortable around you Shouto and we're both adults, it's not like we haven't seen or slept with half naked people before right?"
Shouto smirked and agreed. Your fingers traced along the back of his hand that wrapped around you as you were both silent again not showing any sign of getting of out the warm and soft bed anytime soon. Todoroki's eyes closed as he nuzzled his face in the crook of your neck squeezing you tightly. "Shouto, isn't it Monday, my brain is still kind of groggy on what day it is."
"Yes, it's Monday. If you're worried about work, don't be. I called my father yesterday while you were bathing and informed him of the situation. He advised that we both take the day off to rest."
You smiled and awed at Enji's kindness. "I told you I'd butter him up! No one can resist my charm RokiRoki!"
The hero chuckled against your skin, his warm breath fanned across your neck and his low husky voice made you shudder physically. "Are you cold (Y/N)?"
Sheepishly you laughed and shook your head. "Uh – not exactly Shouto."
Todoroki was somewhat intrigued by what seemed to make you tremble if it was the temperature or you just being uncomfortable, he wanted to know so that he could fix it. "What is it then?"
You giggled and shrugged your shoulders. "It's just, certain things you do have an effect on me. Your quirk glitches when I make you nervous or flustered right?" Shouto agreed with a hum. "Well when you make me nervous or flustered my body reacts differently, maybe I'll shudder like I did or –"
"Bite your lip." Shouto replied, not questioning though but stating as a fact.
You laughed and raised your free hand to ruffle Shouto's soft locks that mixed with yours. "You're very perceptive Roki!"
The male smiled and you could feel his lips brush against your neck along with his breath again, a quiet gasp left your lungs and your head tilted slightly more into the pillow beneath you. "I guess you could say that, but I just enjoy watching you."
Your eyes widened at his statement and at the feeling of his fingers tracing circles on your stomach, making butterflies dance on the inside. Your skin suddenly felt like it was on fire but thankfully it wasn't Todoroki's quirk, just your raging hormones rejoicing underneath your skin as his lips trailed along your neck and the back of your shoulder. The hero was a gentleman for the most part, but he could be suave as fuck when he wanted to and it drove you insane. His expression and voice would stay the same as his eyes stared into your soul when he'd make suggestive comments or jokes.
Sinful thoughts ran through your head, making you question was this the best place to be? In the same bed, halfway naked with your employer. You wanted so badly to say yes and to beg the man to have his way with you or at least finally give you a real kiss but before you could take any further step you needed to know if crossing that professional line would be okay.
"Shouto, if you're going to say things like that and touch me the way you are, I need to know one thing."
"What is it," he replied pulling his face and body somewhat away from you.
You sighed and clutched the blankets close to your chest and covering yourself then turned to lay on your back. Shouto sat up on his elbow, his free hand cupping your cheek and brushing the soft flustered skin.
"I know last night we said things to each other, it's undeniable, our feelings. And we're only human and have other desires as well besides just emotional. Before we both cross that line any further and give into them, what will that mean for our business relationship, will I need to find another job or will you get in trouble?"
Todoroki smiled and leaned forward, his face inches from yours. His heterochromatic eyes glistened and made you melt, your own eyes looked down at his plump and soft looking lips making you bite down on your bottom lip. He chuckled and placed a finger on the piece of flesh, pulling it from between your teeth.
"You're nervous, don't be. I'd never do anything you don't want me to (Y/N), although I'll admit I find it hard to control myself around you. As for our 'business' relationship, nothing would change. Workplace relationships are very common nowadays, as long as it doesn't interfere with either of our work ethics then it's 100% acceptable."
You nodded and relaxed from his words but didn't move an inch as his finger still lingered on your lip. He leaned in closer, your noses brushed together and he moved his body closer to yours. Heat engulfed you both and a puff of steam escaped his lips. You giggled and placed a hand on his own cheek. "Are you trying to control yourself right now Shouto?"
Your own thumb brushed across his bottom lip, it was softer than you expected. Your eyes wondered his blushing pale cheeks and the pieces of hair that dangled before his beautiful eyes. With a smirk you pulled him in closer, brushing your lips against his, testing his control to the max. He stayed still and let you tease, feeling your plump lips against his own and leaving a trail of fire against them. The hand on your face trailed down your body over the covers and rested on your hip, his entire being was burning up as he maintained himself. You were surprised by how well he was able to fight off the urge of planting that kiss you both desired. It was obvious that the ball was in your court and all you had to do was say the magic words.
"Shouto, I like when you look at me, and touch me," you relayed onto his lips. He groaned and nuzzled his warm lips against yours, trying to keep his composure and starting to breathe heavier. You giggled and pressed the tip of your thumb between his teeth finally giving him at least something to latch onto while you teased a bit more.
"I'd like it more though, if you finally kissed me."
Shouto nipped on your thumb then released it. "If I kiss you, then I'm not sure I'll be strong enough to stop myself."
You rolled your eyes and wrapped your fingers into his red tresses. "Just do it Todoroki!"
Nothing else needed to be said as Shouto was eager to fulfill your demand. His lips finally closed the last small fraction of distance and pressed against yours, molding together perfectly. You hummed into the passionate and tender kiss, his lips weren't cold or scorching hot, but a perfect warm. Your lips danced together slowly and lingered, tasting the other finally and it was extremely sweet and indulgent. Each time you both thought of remotely breaking away your lips would be immediately recaptured by the other. He couldn't get enough and neither could you. His hand then gripped your cheek and a smile formed between the kiss, you took it as his surrender and pursed your lips together one last time lingering a few more seconds then finally breaking at the same time.
Your chests heaved up and down as you panted into each other's mouths trying to catch your breath. He smiled at your swollen lips and placed one last soft peck to them and then to your cheek. You giggled and kissed his cheek as well then turned your back to him again and scooted into his chest. He embraced you and kissed your hair, pulling the covers over the both of you.
"Can we stay in bed all day Rokiroki?"
Shouto hummed and wrapped his arm around your waist and finding your hand again, interlocking your fingers.
"If that's what you want to do sweetheart."
Chapter 10: 10.LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
"Shouto, you gotta let me leave the nest! Haven't you had enough of me already?"
You giggled trying to escape the strong and warm clutches of your crush. The two of you laid in bed all day and talked, watched tv and only got up to eat and go to the bathroom. It was almost 8PM now and the two of you had work the next day, Todoroki having to be there much earlier than you. After spending the whole weekend in his care you were well enough to be on your own again and go back to your apartment but Shouto wasn't having it. A smirk crossed his features as he tugged your shirt tail and pulled you into his arms again, nuzzling your neck with kisses and pouts as you sat in his lap.
"Not even close to enough," he finally answered.
You smiled and took the hero's face in your hands, brushing his messy locks out of his face then squishing his chunky little cheeks together making him furrow his brows and hold your wrists.
"Roki, it's not like we won't see each other at work tomorrow!"
He pulled your hands from his face, still holding your wrists and brought his lips close to cheek. "But at work I can't do this," he softly said kissing down your skin and jaw. "Or this," he breathed as his teeth nipped your skin.
You sighed, your thoughts getting hazy and your control slowly dissipating. The man already knew all your sweet spots and ways to make you melt, using them to his own advantage. A growl then escaped your lips and you quickly turned to lick his cheek, Shouto immediately stopped, releasing your hands and wiping your drool from his skin with a bewildered look.
"You licked me!"
"Sorry, but I can't think logically when you do that, it's not fair!"
Shouto groaned and rolled his eyes, making you laugh at his sassiness and playfully push his chest. He smirked and took your hands in his, brushing his thumbs over your soft skin then bringing both hands to his lips to kiss them. "I'll let you leave under one condition."
"And what is that Roki?"
"You come back!"
A smile crossed your face, your heart doing flips inside your chest. Removing your hands from Shouto's you placed them around his neck and pulled him closer, placing a kiss to his lips and making him hum, his hands running up your back and holding you as close as humanly possible to his body. You nipped at his bottom lip before pulling away to break the kiss, leaving him leaning forwards wanting more as he tried and failed to recapture your lips.
"I think I can handle that Shouto. Now, would you be so kind and escort me back over to my place?"
The next morning came quickly and it took everything you had to roll out of bed and get dressed. Until the thought of seeing Shouto made you immediately perk up and hurry along. After quickly dressing, you hurried out the door, locked it and ran down the stairs. Once at the last step your eyes looked up and your body halted when a familiar massive figure came into view that stood outside of the revolving door. A smile played on your features as you pulled the collar of your coat close around your face and walked out of the building.
The #1 hero turned at the sound of your cheerful voice, his sea blue eyes shining at the sight of your small body walking towards him with a wave. A smile crossed his own face, to other people the smile may have seemed god awful but you knew he wasn't one to smile much and appreciated the effort he put into the expression.
"I thought I told you to call me Enji," he replied.
"I'm sorry 'Enji', I'm just shocked to see you here, if you don't mind me asking, why are you here?"
The man took a step back and motioned his ginormous palm to a blacked out and very lavish SUV. Quirking a brow and looking at him, he chuckled and opened the backseat door. "I'm here to bring you to work (Y/N)."
After protesting frantically Enji insisted that you get in the vehicle and he would explain on the drive over to the agency. You sat in one of the bucket seats of the warm vehicle and looked around. Enji sat in the other seat, his hair grazed the roof and you had to cover your mouth as a quiet snicker came out. The driver was very silent, in fact the whole vehicle was silent. You removed your jacket and placed it in your lap then looked at the hero. "So did Shouto put you up to this?"
Enji smirked as he seemed to be typing something on his cell, making you giggle again from the sight of the small device in his hand. He then placed it back in his coat pocket and looked at you.
"Something like that. I also had a say in this. Until your attacker and whoever else is out to get you are caught, then you'll be escorted to and from work each day unless Shouto is able to do it himself. As one of our employee's and someone whom my son deeply cares for, it will be not only our responsibility to protect and keep you safe but also everyone at the agency."
You were grateful honestly but the thought of being a burden on not only Shouto and Enji but now all the heroes of the agency made you somewhat pissed off. Enji noticed your fist and jaw clenching as you went to reply but he held up a hand cutting you off.
"I won't discuss this matter any further, it was ultimately my decision to make and implement. I know you must feel like you're now a burden on everyone but you're not, we are only doing our jobs as heroes and as your work family."
You huffed and nodded, feeling conflicted by his words. He got it right, you felt like a burden but you also felt safe. That word he used, 'family', never meant much to you but it was comforting. There was no point in trying to go head to head with Endeavor but that didn't mean that you couldn't with his son. You took out your phone, immediately typing away.
ROKIROKI: We're having a little chat when I get to work.
You hit send and shoved the phone back in your bag then crossed your arms and looked at the window.
"So, how about breakfast," Enji suggested before instructing the driver of where to go. You looked at the hero with squinted eyes and a 'what the fuck' look. He noticed the questionable look you gave him and shrugged his massive haunches.
"What? It's the most important meal of the day."
Shouto impatiently paced back and forth before the desk you sat at most of the day. Haru sat behind it trying to look busy as he stole glances at the hero every now and then with a quirked brow. This was the most that Shouto was at the front desk and he seemed anxious, something that he never displayed around his employees.
"Uh – Mr. Todoroki, can I help you with something," the black haired male finally asked getting aggravated with the hero's pacing.
Before Shouto could apologize he heard the sound of his father's booming voice and looked up towards the entrance of the agency. Trailing right beside Endeavor was you, looking up at the massive figure as he talked. Your cheeks were full as you chewed on food, a massive breakfast sandwich in one hand and a drink in the other. You wore an olive trench coat with a dark grey t-shirt tucked into a pair of high-waisted light washed jeans and your (h/c) locks were in a top knot.
Shouto smiled, you were adorable today. Haru noticed the sudden change in the male and looked in the direction he did and clicked his tongue.
"Oh Mr. Todoroki, you've got it bad!"
Shouto chuckled at his employee's comment, you and Enji entered the building. Endeavor noticed his son and gave him a hearty "good morning". Shouto replied then looked back at you, his smile slowly fading. You looked at him with narrowed eyes as you took an aggressive bite out of your sandwich and tapped your booted foot.
An exaggerated "ooooohhh" came from Haru and Enji looked between you and Shouto. He rubbed the back of his neck and turned to his son, placing a hand on his shoulder. "I'm going to my office now. By the way, I got you breakfast too but...she has it. Good luck!"
You walked off away from the desk and down the hall, Shouto just stood there and looked at Haru, searching for answers on what to do. "It's probably about the whole 'I have to be babysat on my way to and fro work' thing. Go after her!"
The two-toned male nodded and quickly walked after you. The sound of your boots clicked against the hard floors, the bun of your hair bouncing with each step you took. You pushed the door to the stairway that lead to the roof of the building and stomped up them until another door came into sight and you opened it, letting sunlight flood into the dimly lit stairwell.
Shouto followed you out onto the rooftop, both of your feet dragging in the rocks. You walked to the rail of the edge of the building, placing you're the cup you held on it as Shouto walked up next to you. You handed him a small brown bag, he took it and rested his elbows on the ledge and removed the sandwich from the bag. The chilly wind blew as you both ate silently and looked over the city, listening to the people and traffic.
"You know, I don't 100% agree with this arrangement Shouto. I don't like that the heroes are now having to add protecting me to their list of duties."
Swallowing his food, Shouto grabbed the cup placed between the both of you and took a drink. The hero didn't know what he was expecting, coffee or tea but it was hot coco.
"(Y/N), I've told you already, everyone here has a grown to love you and they're doing what they would do for any other coworker. We're a family here and we look out for each other. I'm sorry if my request seems to be intruding, but I'm not comfortable with you riding on these trains back and forth alone, at least not until Lucas and his friends are dealt with and I can be certain you're out of danger. I'm not letting one more goddamn thing happen to you!"
Taking the last bite of your food, your hand balled up the wax paper that held it together and shoved it into your coat pocket with a groan and shake of your head. You took the cup of coco from Todoroki and drank from it. Shouto heard a sharp hiss from you and turned his head to look in your direction. The cup was quicky pulled from your lips and you placed your hand over your mouth and cursing. The hero sighed and placed his food on the ledge, taking the cup from your hands.
"That shit is hot!"
"Yeah, it's 'hot' coco. Didn't you blow on it before drinking it?" Shouto retorted nonchalantly.
You hung your tongue from your mouth, letting the cold air try and soothe it. "Well you just took a big gulp of it like it was nothing, so I assumed it was cooled off enough but I was wrong."
Shouto smirked and saw a bright red patch on your tongue where the liquid burned your taste buds. He grabbed you by the waist, pulling you closer. You grunted and braced your hands on his strong biceps, "Roki what the f – hmm!"
Your question was cut short when his lips softly collided with yours, making your eyes flutter shut and your body relax into his hold. His tongue then slipped between your teeth and rested on top of yours. Suddenly, you felt your tongue being soothed as his muscle turned ice cold and lightly massaged. The inside of your mouth was cool but he could feel your entire body was inflamed with heat as he placed his free hand on the back of your neck and deepened the icy cold yet hot kiss. Todoroki then slowly broke away, and looked at you. Your cheeks and tip of your nose and ears dusted pink from a mixture of the cold and blood rushing to your head.
"Is that better darling," his stoic and sweet voice asked, his thumb brushing your cheek.
"Goddammit Shouto! You did it again, I told you I can't think straight when you do something like that!"
"Just get over it already (Y/N). There's nothing to think about on this topic anymore anyway, that's final."
Your lips shut and your eyes narrowed, with a groan you finally nodded and agreed. Shouto smirked with pride as you submitted to him yet again with just the tone of his voice and look in his eyes. "Yah, you and Enji sound just alike you know that?"
He placed a kiss on your forehead then gathered your coco and his food and reached out for your hand. Rolling your eyes with a smile you took it and interlocked your fingers, walking towards to the door back into the agency.
"You Todoroki's always gotta get the final word huh?"
"Something like that!"
Chapter 11: 11.ANGEL
Dabi sighed as he plopped down on a stool at the bar he frequented. Taking the phone out of his coat pocket he laughed at the countless missed texts and calls from the annoying American, Lucas. Voicemails full of childish ranting and empty threats played in his ear. "So fucking noisy that one is."
The villain asked for a drink, being served quickly and he scrolled through the pictures on his device. After taking a sip of his beer, the man licked his lips at the picture of his target. (H/c) locks cascaded down her bare shoulders and across the pillow her little head laid on. A sleepy smile dressing her face with pink cheeks and those (e/c) hues that sparkled. A blanket was clutched to her chest, hiding the assets underneath, leaving more to the villains imagination.
A few months ago Dabi got a call from a raging Lucas. The American went on about how his girlfriend had managed to escape from him during the night while he was out. It didn't surprise him, Lucas wasn't exactly common sense smart, when he'd leave the house he'd lock his girlfriend up in the bedroom and think that was more than enough to keep her contained. If he were smart, there would be guards at every window and door of that house, making sure the beauty didn't escape from her prison. It doesn't take a fucking genius to pick a door lock or break a window.
Dabi was back in Japan when (Y/N) took off. Lucas had no clue as to where she went and asked for the villains help in locating her since they had eyes and ears all over the globe. Since Lucas was nothing but an overconfident rich brat who didn't show much potential, Tomura didn't further any more meetings with him and his pitiful group. Meaning, Dabi didn't exactly have to accept Lucas's request, but the subject matter of this situation, that gorgeous and innocent little angel that Dabi's own sea blue eyes had the pleasure of seeing is what piqued his interests. Since that night he wanted to steal the girl away and keep her for himself, but then that would mean that Lucas would try to get in his way, in turn causing Dabi to just kill the fool. Now though, she wasn't within her boyfriends grasp, the guy wouldn't be an obstacle at least not until the girl was found.
The disfigured man agreed to finding the girl after Lucas begged and pleaded, offering a large reward in return but of course money wasn't what Dabi wanted. His eyes were on a different prize and he was so close to claiming it. A group of his goons happened to track down the target a few days ago and attempted to catch her as asked, but just as Dabi expected (Y/N) put up a fight. It made him smile thinking of how cute she must've looked trying to fight off someone much more superior to her. He wondered if she'd try to fight him off. When his eyes met hers, there wasn't fear or disgust in those (e/c) hues, in fact they seemed to widen in wonder and fascination, like the girl somehow found him beautiful.
Since then for some reason that image hadn't left his brain, among other things. He thought relentlessly of the things he'd relish in doing to her, breaking her down and diminishing her body to nothing but a needy mess for him. The sweet sounds that would escape from those soft and plump lips. Dabi didn't know why but he was very intrigued by (Y/N) and had to have this angel for himself. Lucas was weak, ignorant and reckless, not deserving of her blind loyalty. No, she needed to serve someone powerful and intelligent. Dabi didn't know much about her but he could tell she was very obedient and only lived to please people, even if they were no good and hurt her in return of the loyalty she gave.
Since his own colleagues were able to track (Y/N) down and confirm her location Dabi refused to give the information to Lucas. The guy was a villain and found it comical that the American thought he would keep his word on relaying the information back to him and return the girl willingly. Once Dabi knew that his little crush was free it was fair game, Lucas could threaten all he wanted, Dabi was far from scared, it would be nothing to off the noisy man. But now, he had another obstacle in his way, someone that actually could give the villain a run for his money, Shouto Todoroki.
The phone in Dabi's hand went off, making him lose his train of thought and answer it with a smirk.
"What do you want Lucas?"
"Where the fuck is she you freak! I know you've found her by now since you're ignoring me!"
"Maybe I did, maybe I didn't. What's it to you again? You want her dead right?"
"Yes, dead because if I can't have her then no one can. Not even you freak!"
"Hmm, I wonder if her new boyfriend is aware of that."
"You tell me where she is now, or the deal is off!"
"You can keep your money idiot, I've found something much more precious than that. I'll take care of her new lover, don't worry about that, but after he's dealt with that little angel is all mine."
Before Lucas could make more empty and meaningless threats Dabi ended the call and engulfed the device with his own blue flames, decimating it to ashes and letting them slip through his long fingers. Scratching his neck he then downed the rest of his beer and placed some cash down on the bar and stood from his seat.
Walking out of the bar Dabi headed in the direction of the hideout, hands in his coat pockets and one fishing out the other cell he carried. Scrolling through the pictures he selected one that his minions managed to snap of (Y/N) and Shouto out together. She was snug against the heroes arm, his own face looking down at hers with a loving smile she didn't seem to notice.
A smirked crossed Dabi's patchwork features as he sighed. "Poor Shouto."
Chapter 12: 12.WANT
"Rokiiiiiii! Anyone can burst right in here at any second. St – ah fuck don't do that," you whined as Shouto's ice cold tongue ran up your neck and his warm breath melted away the goosebumps lining your skin instantly. His hands hooked under your knees, jerking you closer to him as he stood between them and you sat on the massive desk. You growled and bit on the heroes chubby cheek, making him stop his torture on your flesh and glare at you, his fingers digging into your thighs that rest in his hands still.
"You're not listening to me Shouto!"
"Yes I am, it's called multi-tasking sweetheart."
"Don't you try to butter me up! Your father could walk in here any second. You can't wait until we get off?"
Shouto growled and pushed your back down onto the desk, leaning over he trapped your head between his arms and looked down at you. "'Getting off' is exactly what I'm trying to do but you keep interrupting me!"
You giggled and bit your lip at the dominance he was displaying then captured his lips again continuing the heated makeout session. It had been about 2 - 3 weeks since you and Shouto first kissed. Since then the two of you started dating and took things slow, well you tried to. The sexual tension that built more and more with each day was overwhelming and even your coworkers noticed. You grew closer than ever with him, and it almost felt like you had been together for years. He loved you dearly, he didn't say it yet but his actions showed it.
The two of you would steal moments together in the stairwells, on the roof and on days when Shouto was in charge, in Enji's office. Living right next door to each other didn't even quench the thirst you had for each other, especially for Shouto. When the man wanted something he went for it and was relentless, he was the one always stealing you from whatever task you were doing, hiding in a closet and waiting for you to walk by so he could pull you in with him, or trapping you between his arms against the lockers of the locker room when it was empty.
So here you were, pinned on the desk that belong to the #1 hero, by his own son. His heterochromatic eyes drinking in your pleasure on your face as your lips feverishly tasted each other. His fingers intertwined with yours as he held them down against the wood and papers. He growled, breaking the kiss and leaned down, running the tip of his nose up your throat, his right hand releasing yours and traveling down your side. You sighed as his icy breath frosted your skin and his warm tongue melted it. His name dripped from your lips in a breathless plea as his hand wrapped your leg around him and he pushed his growing bulge against your core.
"You see what you do to me?"
Chuckling, your free hand flew to his icy white locks and tousled them. He looked at you, his smirk turning into a soft smile. Playing with his hair seemed to have such a calming effect on him, even in the midst of his own desires.
"You did this to yourself Roki! I was trying to do my work but you had other ideas. Now let me up, I have a feeling someone is about to walk in."
Shouto groaned and let his face fall into your chest, resting his head on it, pouting like a child. You laughed and ran both hands through his bi-colored locks. You figured this man was a freak in the sheets, but his appetite seemed to be insatiable.
"When we fuck for the first time, I rather it not be on your fathers desk! While it may be a total power move, I prefer to be in your bed!"
"Then stay with me tonight, it's been a couple days," he pleaded letting you hold him as he remained on your chest.
"I'd love to, but before we go home can you take me grocery shopping?"
"If I don't have a mission to go on then yes, we'll go straight from here. If you get off before me though, I want you to wait at home till I get there and then we'll go and stock up for the weekend, sound good?"
You smiled and still played with Shouto's hair then agreed. He was extremely protective of you since your accident, and you let him be. Even agreeing to being escorted to and from work each day to ease his mind and never going out unless him or someone else could assist you. The heroes head lifted from your chest and he smiled. Standing straight he took your hands and helped sit you back up and also helped to re-situate your disheveled clothes. His hand then cupped your cheek and he placed a kiss to your forehead. Before he could kiss your lips a knock came at the door making him look at it then back to you with a quirked brow.
"How do you always do that," he asked while helping you off the desk.
"I just have a sixth sense RokiRoki!"
"Goddammit (Y/N), you were supposed to wait until I got home!"
You winced as Shouto sounded clearly angry on the other end of the line as you sat on a train going into town to do the grocery shopping you told him about earlier, going against your word to him. Your stomach growled and your arm cradled it. "Stupid organ, you're the reason I'm in this mess!", you thought.
"I'm starving Shouto, I couldn't wait. I –"
"You should've just called for takeout then! I can't protect you when you do this (Y/N), its dangerous out there on your own, you know that! How stu –," his voice stopped before the full word that was on his tongue could escape, and he took a breath. "Why didn't you call me before getting on the train, I could've had someone take you."
Your lips pouted from the scolding the hero dealt you, you knew he was going to call you 'stupid' but he stopped himself. At the moment you were hungry and cranky, and now hurt. You knew where his intentions were and that he only wished to keep you out of harm, but you weren't the type of person to just give up living and let others fight your battles. It actually pissed you off how Shouto seemed to think that maybe you couldn't take care of yourself and that keeping you locked up and under his and his fathers watchful eyes until Lucas was dealt with was the only solution.
"Because, I shouldn't have to ask your permission to go fucking grocery shopping Shouto. I don't want to fight with you about this, I don't want to fight you period. After today I promise to stay locked away in my tower forever and do as you say."
Before Shouto could retaliate you hung up the phone and shoved it in your bag, crossing your arms and holding back angry tears. You knew your life was in danger and that going out alone wasn't smart at all but you just wanted one day to do something alone and as mundane as grocery shopping. You even donned a surgical mask to try and hide your face from passing strangers, hoping it would be enough. Looking out the window, you pulled the mask down to let some of the cool air fan your face. The glass fogged from the chilly air outside and your warm breath, making you think of Shouto as you drew a snowflake. Guilt started to overtake you and made your heart hurt to think of what must be going through his own head at the moment, you didn't have to be such a brat right? Sighing you took out your phone and sent him a text apologizing and letting him know exactly where you'd be at and that you'd only go there and straight back home.
ROKIROKI: You have no reason to apologize sweetheart I'm sorry. I keep thinking that if I shield you away from the world then that will solve everything but you're still human and you're not the type to be contained. You ran away in the first place because of being treated like a prisoner in your own home, I won't do that to you. Go ahead and get what you need, but please do just that and head straight back home. Keep me updated with your location and call me if you feel like anything is off. Tell me when you're heading home and I'll meet you at the station. We'll talk more over dinner."
Entering the store you grabbed a buggy and quickly made your rounds, searching out all the items on your list so you could get in and get out. Your eyes wondered around as well, making sure no one was paying any attention to you besides just a passing glance. The mask on your face was snug and you wore a beanie with a sweater and jeans, trying to look as normal and somewhat hidden as possible. After a few minutes you were able to purchase your groceries and leave making your way to the station again.
You sat on the backside of a bench waiting, you're feet planted firmly on the seat where your bum should've been but you were childish. Luckily you seemed to be the only one at the station though so no one could judge, you pulled your mask down letting the cool air hit your flushed and pink cheeks with a sigh. Laughing as you watched one of your favorite BTS videos of the members speaking English and their leader being so done with it. You watched it daily and could quote it by heart. "I put sticker on my carrier! CHOP CHOP CHOP," you squealed and wiped away tears.
A phone call then cut off the video, a picture of you and Shouto popping up on the screen. You smiled looking at it, it was meant to be a selfie of you both but Shouto was more interested in looking at you instead of the camera. His face nuzzling your cheek with a smile as you smiled the biggest and cheesiest smile ever. Your finger slid the green phone over answering the call and you held the mouthpiece of your earbuds up and spoke.
"Hey jagi, how much longer till your train arrives?"
"Uhm, I think 15 minutes. I'm waiting at the station right now."
"Okay, I'm on my way to the other station now. To be honest I've been a wreck the past hour. Please, don't do this to me again."
"I promise Shouto, I'll make it up to you when we get home! I got stuff to make soba!"
"It's going to take more than Soba jagi, but that'll be a start!"
"Well maybe having me as your desert will fix things?"
You clearly heard Shouto's breathing stop for a second, swearing you could hear his heartbeat in his ears as well. The sound of footsteps could also be heard making you quirk a brow at how clear the speaker was. Shrugging your shoulders you then called out Shouto's name into the microphone, "Fuck, don't tell me I killed him!", you chuckled to yourself.
A sigh came from his end, "Don't start something you can't finish (Y/N). I'll see you in a little bit. Be careful! I lo- I'll be waiting for you."
Giggling you gave the hero a 'goodbye' then ended the call. You looked around still being the only soul at the station then took your earbuds out and checked the station monitor to see how much longer your wait would be. The air was chilly and quiet, almost eerie. Taking in a deep breath you grunted as your nostrils picked up a scent, it smelled like minty smoke. Out of nowhere, from behind you a cigarette was flicked and landed in front of you. Your body stiffened as you went to turn around but were stopped as someone quickly came up behind you. One hand on your throat, as their other arm wrapped around your waist flushing your back to their chest keeping you from falling off the bench. You went to scream but the hand glided from your throat to cover you mouth, forcing your head to turn to the side. You're eyes were met with a pair of glistening sea blue ones, making your blood run cold and the scream in your throat choke back down.
"Don't scream. Despite what you think, I'm not going to hurt you angel. Understand," his raspy and nonchalant voice cooed as his warm and minty breath fanned your cheek.
You nodded and released your mouth, moving his hand back down to your neck to cup the opposite side of it. Chuckling he dragged the tip of his nose up your skin, inhaling you scent deeply and groaning. Your skin started to crawl and burn at the same time, unsure of how to react.
"I didn't exactly get to introduce myself the first time we met, the name is Dabi," more intoxicating breathes covered the juncture of your neck and collarbone.
"W-Why are you here," you breathed out, thoughts getting hazy as he worked your neck with soft kisses and dragged his teeth. Paralyzed by shock, you couldn't move even if you wanted to, which you did, right?
"I was hired by your lover. You know he's highly pissed off that you escaped from him."
"Lucas sent you? How did you know where I - ngh," you grit your teeth as his arm around your waist loosened and his hand traveled down your thigh and squeezed.
"I work for a very big group, we have eyes and ears everywhere, connections. Plus, I made it my own personal mission to make finding you priority beautiful."
"You, you sent those people to follow me a few weeks ago, that maniac that tried to fucking kill me?"
Dabi chuckled and his hand on the side of you neck moved into your hair, tugging and forcing your head to tilt more to the side giving him more ground to cover with his lips. You whimpered and your eyes screwed shut, heat engulfing your entire body.
"Ah, I want to apologize for that actually. I instructed that they didn't leave a scratch on you but the idiot couldn't control himself I guess. Don't worry though angel, he's been dealt with. No one will be following you anymore now that I've confirmed you're really here; well except for me."
His hand on your thigh rubbed and inched closer between them, he could feel you trembling and smiled against your skin then pulled his hand away. He actually completely released you at the moment making you fall forward. His hand caught yours though before you could fall face first into the concrete. You looked at him bewildered, touching your neck with your free hand and jerking the other from his grasp. Dabi grinned and walked from behind you to stand before you then sat down between your knees, his back now to you. He acted as if the two of you were best friends or something, just hanging out at the station as he placed his elbows on your thighs, leaning his head back and looking up at you. Your hands flew up, not sure where to place them.
"I'll make you a deal. I have this killer headache, how about you rub my head and I'll give you answers."
All you could muster was an okay as your hands instantly moved to his dark and spiky locks. The were shockingly very soft and smooth, his hair was thick and your fingers rubbing kicked up the scent of his plain and clean shampoo. He hummed and relaxed at your touch, his stunning hues smiling at you.
"Are you going to take me back to him?" You questioned silently not looking at the villain between your legs.
"Well it would do no good returning you to a dead man."
Your fingers stopped massaging and your eyes widened, finally looking down at Dabi. He flashed you a wide and satisfied smile.
"Last time I checked. You see, when I want something I like to obtain that one thing without any hassle. Your Lucas was a 'hassle', and he needed to be dealt with, it's not like he'd be missed anyway. I mean, did you want to go back to him?" He groaned and leaned forward, rubbing the back of his neck then standing.
You shook your head no, still processing the news of your ex's death. Obviously his death was at the hands of the person standing before you, and it should've terrified you, making you run for the hills. Instead though, it felt like a wave of relief crashed down. No more running and hiding, right?
"If he's dead and you have no further obligations with him, then why are you here? What, do you want a thank you, money? What is it you're after exactly?"
Dabi turned around, taking a step closer and trapping your hips between his hands as they brace the rail you sat on. His lips were back at your neck, his nose rubbing under your chin.
"You. There's something about you that I just have to have, and I will have it. I'll make you mine, even if it's just for one night."
The villains words hit you like a smack to the face, he wanted you, and bad. Your fingers clutched the cool metal beneath you as a gasp left your parting lips. Dabi's hand was gripping your chin, his thumb now between your teeth, prying open your mouth. Unconsciously your tongue fell out on top of his digit making his eyes darken as he smirked. All you could focus on were how hot his lips felt against your skin, just like in your dream. They left a lingering trail of fire along your jaw and chin until he finally reached your open mouth. Dabi chuckled and stuck out his tongue slowly licking and massaging yours, doing however he pleased with your mouth. You were livid, growling as he had you under a spell, you're body paralyzed again. He growled back and pulled away, nipping the tip of your tongue then licking his lips with a smile and leaving you breathless as you heard a train pulling into the station.
"Until next time angel," he cooed and kissed your cheek. Shoving his hands in his pockets he started to walk off. You wiped your mouth and skin violently, trying to make any trace and feeling from his lips disappear until you heard fingers snapping. You looked up, to see him looking back at you over his shoulder with a smirk.
"If you want your precious Shouto to live, you'll keep that delicious mouth shut!"
Chapter 13: 13.PUSH
You don't know how you even managed to get onto the train after what had just unfolded. Sitting on the cold and hard seat, your fingers grazed your neck and lips that still felt as if they were on fire from the villains touch and kiss. Of course every fiber in you wanted to run straight to Shouto and tell him every single detail about what happened when you saw him but Dabi's threat echoed in your ears making your gut twist and turn. The images of your nightmare returning, a screaming and bloody Shouto reaching out for you. A sheen cold sweat covered your forehead and a hand on your shoulder made you jump.
"Ma'am, the train is stopped, everyone else has already exited."
It was the driver, his eyes searching your blank stare. You looked around to see that he was right, only you and him occupied the hunk of metal, your eyes averted to the open door and widened. Todoroki stood there, hands in his coat pockets and his two toned brows raised in concern as he walked onto the train himself. The conductor looked up to see the hero and was taken back.
"Oh, it's you! Shouto, the half and half hero!"
He seemed to be a fan of the hero, your eyes darted back and forth as Todoroki kept calm and introduced himself with a handshake then motioned to you, his lips moving but silence only fell on your ears. The conductor nodded, bowing as he then walked away and back to his quarters. Shouto crouched down beside you, a hand on your knee as he squeezed it.
"(Y/N), look at me."
His soothing voice crept in through the silence and you complied with his demand, your (e/c) hues staring into his. He could sense something was off, you weren't acting as you were on the phone with him earlier and he could sense fear. Looking up he saw the perspiration on your brow then wiped it off. The temperature out and inside the train was fairly cool, and even though you wore a sweater it was light, there was no logical explanation for you to sweat, not unless you were scared. You only ever clammed up like this during and after awaking from your frequent night terrors.
He would know because since your attack it was routine for him to come to your rescue on nights you slept separately. When he'd hear your screams from the other side of the wall his body would react immediately, run to his bag for your spare key and then take off to your apartment where he'd find you writhing around in bed, covered in sweat and tears. Each time he would hold you in his lap, rocking you back and forth then use his quirk to wake you, saving you from the graphic images plaguing your slumbers. He knew this look on your face all to well.
"Let's get you home, we'll talk then."
The hero stood from his position, grabbed your grocery carrier in one hand and took one of your own hands into his other. You nodded, still not saying a word and rose from your seat. Shouto then released your hand, replacing it with his arm wrapped protectively around your shoulders and you walked off the train and headed home together.
Once inside of your apartment, Shouto offered to put the groceries up for you and requested you sit down on the couch. You did so, sitting down on the soft cushion and grabbing one of the throw pillows, hugging it to your chest and inhaling the familiar scent of it, your nerves calming. Your mind raced, it was inevitable that Todoroki would ask you what happened, and lying would do no good, he could read you like an open book. The hero was very in tune with your expression, reactions, and gestures, making you wish you weren't in love with such a persistent and intelligent being like him. Your ex wasn't common sense smart and didn't have the people skills Shouto did, he only knew how to tell people what he wanted and how to force things from them.
After a few more minutes Shouto could be heard sighing, his footsteps inching closer to the couch. You looked up to see his coat was removed, a plain black v-neck fit snugly around his torso and his dark jeans wrapped around his thighs and legs perfectly. His body sat down right next to you, crossing his leg he leaned back into the soft couch and laid his arm out across the back of it. His hand reached your hair and played with the locks. Your eyes looked anywhere but at him and you sighed.
"What happened (Y/N)."
"That's bullshit, now tell me."
Shouto was always good about keeping his cool with you when it come to your stubbornness. In fact he let you get away with a lot, all just to keep you happy and in a good mood, but right now the hero knew something major was wrong and he refused to back down.
"I can go like this all weekend. I'm not leaving you alone until you tell me what happened to you! You're obviously shaken up, that's not 'nothing'. Stop being a brat, for once it's not cute."
Your eyes finally looked at him, but they were full of fire as they narrowed. The hero noticed and grunted, then narrowed his own at you, standing his ground. Did he really think that pissing you off was the way to get information out of you, you weren't one of his perps in an interrogation room that he needed to shake down.
"You know I really hate that," you hissed at him.
"Hate what exactly?"
"When you try to make me mad, thinking it'll get you somewhere."
"I hate that," he retorted.
You furrowed your brows and shrugged your shoulders. "Hate what?"
"When you try to change the subject about shit like this! When you think that keeping things from me, important things, will somehow save my life!"
You swallowed harshly, amazed at how on the nail he was about your dilemma. You weren't giving up though, if it meant keeping him safe and breathing, you'd even make him hate you altogether.
"Well I hate this whole stupid freaking dumb situation," it wasn't the best comeback but you had to say something. You rose from your seat and chunked the pillow in Shouto's face and stormed off.
The hero growled and followed you into the kitchen, where you searched the fridge. You grabbed a bottle of water, quickly downing it entirely. Your eyes looked to see Shouto was once again right by your side, he was like a fucking dog or something, trailing behind its owner. Aggressively you wiped your wet lips.
"What situation are you talking about (Y/N)? The whole, your life is in danger and I only want to keep you alive situation or the whole you thinking its okay to keep secrets from me?"
"Stop following me, shut up," you growled and now chunked the empty plastic bottle at him. The hero was getting fed up with how far you were going to avoid the real subject of this whole ordeal. He quickly deflected the item with fire, making it melt into a clump and fall on the floor. You scoffed, rolling your eyes.
"Aren't you fucking cool," Once again you stormed off, heading to your room.
Shouto took long strides to catch up to you, grabbing your wrist roughly and jerking you back. "Stop throwing shit at me!"
You tried your hardest to free yourself of his hold, he overpowered you though. Your fingers clawed at his skin, making him hiss. "Let go of me!"
"Not until you tell me what's wrong, I always go easy on you and give you time to come to me about these things but I'm done with it! This is madness (Y/N)! Just answer the simple question, what happened," his voice was dripping with aggravation and his teeth bared.
You finally had enough of the bickering back and forth, you couldn't handle this animosity between the two of you. Your mind kept flashing back and forth from the nightmare, to the station where you were actually touched and face and to face with your demon, and to the man who was so desperately trying to fix everything for you. Everything was crumbling and your chest was getting tighter as your clawing started to seize. If you told Shouto, what would he do? Did Dabi really have eyes everywhere, would he know? Why did your life have to be such a shit show, everything was fine and perfect. Now everything was spinning and blurry.
"S-Shouto, I can't...please. I - I don't know what's happening," you fell to your knees as the hero still gripped your wrist, he let go and your hands dug into the wood floor as you knelled over and started to sob uncontrollably. The world was slipping from beneath you, Dabi's voice echoing in your head. Shouto was then on his knees before you, lifting your head from the floor and cupping you face in his hands. Fear was visibly drowning you, your hands clawing at his arms.
"I don't want you to die Shouto. I love you so much, I can't - I can't lose y-you." Your voice broke as you looked up to him panicking and breathing erratically.
The hero shook his head, the pads of his thumbs brushing away your tears as he shushed you, telling you to breathe in and out slowly.
"Jagi listen to me, I'm not going to die, you know why? Because I love you, you're the reason I live and as long as you're alive, I'm alive you got that? Look at me and focus, breathe with me."
His voice was soothing and chasing away the evil one that echoes. You nodded, trying to do as he suggested. Your lips trembled like you wanted to talk but he only hushed you.
"We'll put this to rest for now, I need you in a good head space. How about you sing me a song, what's that one you love so much," he questioned then started to hum a tune that you instantly recognized. It was a song you sang after spending hours on end with him, unofficially your song to him.
You swallowed, lubricating your dry throat and licked your lips. The words started to fall from your lips, broken and shaky at first.
"And I'd give up forever to touch you, cause I know that you feel me somehow."
Shouto softly smiled, nodding then quietly joined in with you.
"You're the closest to heaven, that I'll ever be and I don't want to go home right now. All I can taste is this moment and all I can breathe is your life. Sooner or later it's over, I just don't wanna miss you tonight."
Todoroki went silent and cradled you into his chest like a child, rocking you back and forth while you continued singing. He hummed along more, his hand running through your hair and his eyes resting. The hero was disgusted with how far he happened to push you, to the point of making you cry and breakdown. All he could do was hold you tighter and pray you'd forgive after it was all over.
You finished the song, your breathing now back to normal and your sobs hushed. Nuzzling you face into Shouto's now damp shirt, you breathed in deeply, taking in the clean and minty scent of him. Your body felt exhausted now and your eyes heavy but your mind was clear again, devoid of the villain and fight. Shouto kissed your head, placing a finger under your chin to help you look up at him.
"Are you okay now?"
"I think so, just a little tired. Shouto...I'm so sor–"
"No, I pushed you way to far. None of this is on you, understood?"
"Understood. Shouto...before I got an the train -"
"No, no more tonight. You'll tell me in the morning. I need to get you fed and a bath, then we'll go to sleep. You've been through quite enough, okay?"
You nodded and shut your lips, too exhausted mentally and physically from the breakdown to even try and put up another fight. Shouto kissed your head then rose from the ground with you still in his arms. He asked if you wanted food first or a bath, you were honestly to nerve struck to even eat or have an appetite so you opted for a bath first. The hero carried you to the bathroom and sat you on the counter as he ran the bathwater. Your eyes were heavy and body sore, Shouto gently and easily stripped you of your clothes, not even showing an reaction to seeing you fully frontal and naked for the first time and not just your back. You melted into his touch as he picked your body up again and carried it to the tub, gently and slowing lowering you into the water.
Sighing, you laid out on your side and hung your arms over the porcelain, head resting on your shoulder. Shouto leaned over and kissed your forehead then went to walk away, he was stopped as your hand quickly reached out and grabbed a hold of his wrist. He turned to look then crouched down to be level with you, a soft smile on his gorgeous features.
"What is it sweetheart?"
"Will you join me, please?"
Chapter 14: 14.STARCROSSED (NSFW)
**WARNING: EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT BELOW**
"So, the carpet doesn't exactly match the drapes huh," you chuckled playing with the top of the water.
Shouto quirked a red brow as he tilted his head to the side. His lips were busy kissing your scars as you sat between his legs with your back to him.
"What's that?" He asked, completely aloof.
"It means the hair on your head doesn't match the hair between your legs Roki."
"Oh, yeah I guess it doesn't. I like to think it's due to science I guess. I've read articles on experiments done where an animals fur changes color due to the environment it's exposed to. If they're in a hotter area the fur is a darker color and if it's a colder area, then their fur is a lighter color. I mean it makes sense to me at least."
You hummed and nodded, the theory did make sense. Considering his cold side had white hair and his hot side had crimson red hair. His pubic area is always covered and warm so that would explain his matching crimson red hair down there as well. Not that you really cared, but you had always wondered if his pubic hair was split colored or not, now you knew!
"Can I start calling you fire crotch," you snickered.
"No, no you cannot." Shouto pinched your side making you jump and laugh.
He then leaned back and rested against the cool porcelain of the tub. Your head turned when you felt the warmth of his body disappear, he softly smiled at you as his body stretched, knees bending. His elbows rested on the edges of the tub and he asked you to come closer. Happily taking his invitation you swam closer to him and crawled into his lap. To be fully naked together for the first time, it wasn't awkward or weird at all, you were comfortable and seemed as if this was a normal thing. Shouto placed his hands on your hips as you looked down at him admiring his face more than usual. He quirked a red brow at you making you chuckle.
"Can I do something," you asked.
"Uh – sure."
You submerged one of your hands under the water then brought it back up, the warm liquid streaming through your fingers. You then reached the wet hand out to Shouto's hair and combed his red tresses over and intermixing them with his white ones, styling the hair completely to the side and revealing his face clearly, along with his tarnished skin. His eyes looked away from you and you could tell he was feeling self-conscious as he tried to turn his face to the left and give you his undamaged side. Your hand then cupped his cheek and you made him look at you.
When you had caressed his scar before that one time at the agency he didn't seem so embarrassed about it, maybe it was because his hair still hung in his face to hide the majority of it. His sudden nervousness made you think of all the times he constantly showered your own scars with unconditional love, always kissing and touching them. Before meeting Todoroki, those scars were the thing you hated most about yourself, they were hideous and held nothing but self-loathing. Shouto however made it his job to show them the love that you starved them of. While he wished you never had to go through what you did to get them, he wouldn't ever wish them away. And you felt just the same, you didn't know the story behind how he got his scar, you never asked to know and just figured he'd tell you on his own terms. But in the meantime you figured if he could learn to make you love your own scars then you could do the same for him.
Leaning forward you cupped his face in your hands and placed a soft peck to the bottom of his scar, then trailed more kisses all over, covering every inch of the tarnished skin. Shouto let out a soft and relaxed breath as you then pressed your forehead to his and brushed his cheek with your thumb.
"You know, it's strange how our scars are on the same side. Maybe Haru is right."
You then peeled from him and sat back in his lap, looking at him sweetly as your hands rested on his chest. He took them in his own and looked at you with a half smile.
"Right about what sweetheart?"
"About us being these star crossed lovers. I never really believed in stuff like that or these 'red strings of fate' but it's kind of hard not to when you think about it. I ended up getting hired by you, we happen to live right next to each other, and again, our scars. It's like the universe knew I needed saving but also knew I wouldn't accept that so easily, so it literally sent me to you, to an actual hero. No matter how bad it gets you refuse to leave me on my own, you're so hellbent on protecting me like it's your purpose in life."
Shouto smiled and brought you hands to his lips, kissing your palms, each fingertip and then the backs of them.
"That's because it is (Y/N). Since before I was even conceived, my purpose was decided for me by others, I came into the world with my life already planned out. I didn't gain my own free will until a few years ago, even then I still went along with whatever plan was laid before me. Then you came along and all this shit happened and since that god awful day in the alley, I decided my purpose, on my own."
"Don't you want to have a better purpose in life though? Like happiness or something, not being my bodyguard for the rest of our lives."
Shouto dropped your hands then cupped your face in his and rolled his eyes.
"You are my happiness! As long as you're alive and safe, I get to see your face, hear your voice and touch your skin. That makes me happy. You're so clueless sometimes you know, but I love you with my body and soul and wouldn't change it for the world."
Your lips pouted and you could feel your heart soaring, tears threatened to fall and Shouto noticed. He leaned closer and kissed the corners of your eyes, making you smile. Pleased with the reaction he peppered sweet kisses all over your face until you were giggling and trying to push him away. Your own hand cupped his face again and brushed his red brow.
"I love you too Shouto!"
The hero smiled and kissed your lips sweetly then laid back again, pulling you down with him and letting your cheek rest on his chest. His arms wrapped around and held you, your bodies melting together and breathing in sync. Shouto was blissfully happy at the moment and wanted to just savor having you in his arms as you were. One of his hands played with your hair and in no time the mixture of being weightless in the body of warm water and the security you felt within Todoroki's arms had you drifting off to sleep.
Shouto woke to the sunlight softly streaming through your bedroom blinds. Rubbing his eyes he sighed and rubbed your arm that was wrapped around him as you cuddled him from behind. After you passed out in the tub the night before he carefully removed him and you from the bath. You were in and out of consciousness as he dried your body off, falling over a few times and him chuckling as he had to quickly catch you. Eventually he was able to get you into bed and under the covers as you both quickly fell asleep.
He hummed and turned over to face you, making you groan and whine out from the movement, he came to learn that you weren't exactly a morning person either during the past few weeks. The hero smiled and kissed your head then pulled you to his chest, wrapping his arm around you as your arm quickly wrapped around him again. You hummed contently and wrapped a leg around his waist, your hips pressing against him and his still bare nether region grazing against your warm thighs. He buried his face in your hair to muffle the groan that left his throat and he tried to calm his breathing.
After taking a few moments he was back to normal and started to play with your hair as the other hand rubbed the back of your shoulders. While you slept he thought to himself about the night before, he knew you had forgiven him for how far he pushed you and were pretty much over it but the unknown still gnawed at him. He needed to know what had happened to get you to such a point. "I can't...I don't want you to die", your words played over. He could deduce just from that much that whatever happened, the safety of his own life was used to shut you up. But you should've known better than to think that some measly little threat would have him backing down. He's already declared that he'd do anything in his power to keep you safe, even if that meant giving his own life.
Mindlessly he placed a kiss to your head again and pulled you in closer, holding onto you like a parent comforting a child. "Then again, if I did end up dying for you, you'd probably blame yourself for it", he thought. Of course when he promised to live for you he meant it, but right now he realized just how much that promise meant and what it entailed. Even after all this madness is dealt with, he'll still have to make sure that even in his everyday mundane duties he comes out living. Leaving you behind, all alone, that would be the biggest betrayal he could ever commit. Sighing Shouto pressed his cheek to your hair and closed his eyes.
"I promise, I will live for you (Y/N). I'll never leave you," he vowed silently.
Your face nuzzled into Shouto's chest as you tried to slowly wake up, making him pull his head away and look at you. You moaned and groaned, fidgeting around and rocking back and forth. The male laughed and brushed your hair back to reveal your face, your (e/c) eyes slowly fluttered open, well struggled open. Your brows rising and falling as you adjusted to the light.
"Either I drowned in the tub and I'm in heaven, or we're in the bed," you said with a groggy voice and smacked your lips then pouted them as your head fell back.
"We're in bed gorgeous, it's a close second to heaven though," Shouto replied and cupped your cheek.
"That's true, being that I have my own guardian angel and all."
Todoroki chuckled and placed a kiss to your tired lips. Your hand came up and rested on his that cupped your face. You kissed back and hummed as his lips felt like heaven as well. They were feather-like yet strong and tasted like nothing else. His tongue swept across your bottom lip making butterflies stir in your stomach. Smiling you parted your lips and Shouto quickly took the invitation. His tongue slowly inched in and massaged yours, it dominated as always but instead of being hasty and sloppy, he was slow and tender. He savored how your mouth tasted and slowly breathed you in through his nose. Smirking he then made his tongue ice cold, causing your eyes to shoot open and pull away, but his hand moved to the back of your head and kept you in place as he quickly warmed it again. His own eyes were open and watching as yours went from wide to half lidded, they softened and your brows relaxed as you moaned into his mouth. The temperature change made your skin tingle and the way his eyes looked at you made your body become inflamed.
Deciding to pull a move of your own, you pressed your chest to his and rolled your hips against his. His eyes narrowed at you as your lips and tongues continued to move against each other. Soon Shouto had rolled you over onto your back as he laid on his side, propped up on his elbow. He placed a knee between your legs as you wrapped you leg around him. You could feel how he was growing harder and it brushed against your thigh. His hand trekked from your cheek and down to the side of your neck. Finally he broke the kisses and looked down on you.
Your cheeks were pink and flushed, lips swollen and parted as you panted. Your eyes full of lust yet smiling. His thumb brushed the edge of your jaw then your bottom lip. You smiled and kissed the pad of it. He then remembered how during your first kiss together you teased him with your own thumb. He smirked and dipped the digit between your lip. Giggling you took it between your teeth and rolled it. Shouto's eyes watched you closely, drinking in every small detail of your expression. You then used your tongue to encase his thumb in your mouth, lips wrapping around it and slowly sucking. The hero started to take deeper breathes and licked his lips, his eyes slowly becoming more and more full of lust and want.
Sighing he removed his thumb from your mouth and ran it down the underside of your jaw. "Your mouth is one of the many things I love about you."
Your hand latched around Shouto's wrist as you looked up at him from under your lashes. "Yeah? What else do you love?"
"Would you rather me tell you or point them out?"
You chewed on your lip and thought it over then smirked, "How about you point them out with kisses."
A smile crossed Shouto's face as he kissed your lips one last time. He then proceeded to kiss both of your eyelids softly making you chuckle.
"I love your eyes and how bright they always are. I also love how you don't wear your heart on your sleeve, but in your eyes. I can always tell how you're feeling or what you're thinking just by looking at them."
You smiled and nodded not wanting to interrupt Shouto's demonstration. Next he kissed both your cheeks, lightly biting them with his teeth. The contact made you sigh and get chills. The hero pulled away again and looked at how they changed color. "I love your cheeks and how they can turn many shades of red and pink. They also give away how you're feeling. Your entire face in fact gives you away."
You rolled your eyes but didn't protest, he was right. Your face always got you in trouble more than your smart mouth. His face then lowered and kissed your throat along to your windpipe. He wanted more of a reaction out of you so he breathed icy cold air onto your skin. In return he was given a drawn out hum.
"I love your neck just because it's always sensitive to my touch and can make these beautiful sounds come out. I also love the voice that comes from within, it always soothes me especially when you sing."
His hand then glided up your stomach and flattened on your ribs right underneath your breast that was closest to him. His eyes looked into yours as if asking for your permission to move further, you smiled.
"Well go on Shouto, what else?"
Todoroki lightly smiled and his hand then encased the mound and lightly squeezed, you sighed as your eyes got heavy. His thumb then brushed over your nipple and made you whimper, Shouto smirked and lowered his head closer to the hardening bud. He blew cold air onto it and you breathed in sharply. The hero then brushed his lips across your cold skin before taking your nipple into his mouth and sucking lightly. Instantly you moaned as his hot mouth contrasted with the freezing cold sensation. Back arching you then squeezed his thigh between yours. Your reactions and sounds were driving him wild but Shouto wanted to keep up his slow and steady show. His hand squeezed your mound as his tongue swirled, then his removed you from his mouth and kissed your breast one last time. He then moved from your side and between your legs, hovering over you.
One hand placed on the side of your head holding him up as he moved on to the opposite breast and showed it the same attention. You purred and squirmed beneath him, his eyes looked up to watch every flinch of your face and the way your lips looked as your whimpered out his name. He could feel himself growing harder, wondering if he would even be able to last much longer with his teasing. Shouto decided it was time to move on and gave one last flat tongued lick to your nipple then rolled it between his fingers. You looked down to him, panting and licking your lips like crazy. He had never seen this look on your before and it quickly became his favorite.
"Mmm, I don't thing I need to explain why I love these huh?"
"Oh shut up Roki!" You laughed trying to catch your breath and pushed his head back with your fingertips.
He smiled and placed kisses across your abdomen. Reaching your ribs his teeth then bit down on them roughly causing you to flinch and cry out with a moan. Shouto's hands gripped your hips and squeezed them as he placed numerous bite marks and hickeys on your rib-cage. The hero had been dying to mark you but he wasn't a fan of placing the marks all over your neck like some trashy display. These marks weren't for anyone but him, he'd figure out a classier way to let the world know you were his.
The man looked up to see you staring at him with pleading eyes and pouted lips, your hands reached out to him and he came back up. You cupped his face and his hand wrapped around your wrist as he brushed your brow and looked at your eyes, you wanted something in particular and he knew what it was. His face inching closer he kissed you, making your body melt and hum.
"Shouto, I love you."
"I love you too (Y/N)."
"Touch me more, please. I need you to touch me more."
Todoroki nodded and his lips collided with yours again, with more force this time. As you feverishly made out, your leg wrapped around his waist and pulled his hips closer as your rolled yours against him. You could feel how hard he was and how bad he was yearning for you. He had yet to discover just how badly you wanted him in return, the arousal literally pooling between your thighs and your heart racing at an inhuman speed. Shouto groaned as his erection pressed against your skin causing him to bite down on your lip.
His hand trailed down your body and slowed once it reached right between your legs. You nodded during the kiss, knowing he was waiting. With your permission Shouto then slipped two fingers between your lips, groaning and breaking the heated kiss once he felt just how wet you were.
"Excited much sweetheart?" He smirked.
"You have no room to talk Five Pee Pee Man!"
Heterochromatic eyes glared at you once the name left your lips, Shouto was going to be gentle and slow but he quickly changed his mind. Without warning his shoved his two fingers inside making you grip at his shoulder and cry out. He started to pump in and out slowly while his thumb rubbed your clit. Your head fell back against the pillow and your eyes screwed shut as you whimpered, fingers digging into his skin. He then stopped his fingers, making you whine and look at him.
"Keep your eyes on me, or else we start all over again." His tone was casual and his expression nonchalant. You blushed and nodded, not saying a word.
With a smirk Shouto started up again, his fingers gliding in and out of you with ease as his thumb drew circles on your clit again. Your eyes wanted to close but Shouto made a 'uh-uh' and you snapped back to attention. You choked out a sound between a giggle and moan as he curled his fingers inside of you and pumped faster. Your chest started to heave and burn from how hard you panted, staring at the hero you started to whimper and moan even more. You could feel yourself edging closer and closer until out of nowhere until you felt a sudden burst of cold inside of you making you unravel in an instant.
"Ah – Shouto~," you cried out bucking your hips up as you came around his fingers.
Todoroki groaned as felt your walls clenching around his digits and felt a rush of warmth. Removing his fingers he then brought them up and smiled at how they glistened with your essence. He sucked them both clean and groaned at the taste, he wanted so badly to have more but his dick was throbbing from so much of the slow build up. Your noises, faces, just everything about you had him craving you. His lips crashed with yours again, hungrily but soft. His arm wrapped underneath you and brought you closer to his chest.
Shouto felt like you couldn't be close enough, he wanted to be one with you, he needed to be. He needed to fully make you his and show you how much he loved you. Breaking the kiss the two-toned male pressed his forehead to yours, panting heavily and staring into your eyes. You looked back and smiled placing your hands on his face, as you suddenly felt an overwhelming happiness flood through you.
"(Y/N), I can't - I need to –,"
"Please," you quickly interjected, already knowing what he was going to say.
Nodding Shouto kissed you again as your arms started to wrap around his neck. His hand grabbed onto his cock and he lined himself up with your entrance. You sighed feeling the tip of him rub up and down. Your eyes had taken in the size of him beforehand once he was fully erect and he was more than decently sized. Mentally you prepared yourself and breathed deeply.
"Tell me if I'm hurting you at all, okay?"
You nodded and he slowly pushed himself inside of you, inch by inch stretching you out. Your cry became a drawn out and low moan as he finally bottomed out in you. His hand on the side of your head clutched the pillow beneath you as he grit his teeth. You were so warm and so tight around him, and the feeling of finally being inside of you was amazing. He felt as if he were made to be with you, perfectly molded to fit your body in every way. You were his star crossed lover.
"Shouto~, please," you begged letting a hand fall from his body and beside you.
He nodded and slowly thrust his hips into yours, his eyes never closing or leaving your face. With each slow and hard pump, your breathing would hitch and sound like little yelps. It was adorable to him and he smiled leaning closer and peppering your neck with kisses. As your hands cupped the sides of Shouto's neck he hovered over, his eyes watched attentively, taking in every face of pleasure and bliss you made, how your lips pursed and parted with each pant.
"You're so beautiful like this," he groaned out as you started to tighten around him.
"Mmm, Shouto faster please!"
Licking his lips the hero did as instructed and thrusted in and out with more force and with a quicker pace. You bounced back and forth and begged to be kissed. Shouto fulfilled you wish and kissed you once again, he removed your hand from his neck and pinned it down against the pillow lightly as his fingers interlocked with yours. Your entire body was burning up as he gave you everything he had. His own grunts and groans filled your ears as he broke the kiss and pressed his cheek to yours.
Your free hand ran through his soft locks and tugged. The knot in your stomach was coiling up and your legs started to tremble around him. His right hand hooked under your knee, lifting your thigh and helping him go even deeper making you cry out as he hit that one spot perfectly with each pump. Shouto's breathing became faster as his pace became more primal. Your hand squeezed his harder as you felt an extreme warmth on the leg he held, it didn't hurt but intensified your pleasure.
"Look at me (Y/N), I want to see those pretty eyes."
You obeyed and stared into Shouto's beautiful and blissful eyes. The look he gave had you becoming putty underneath him. Both of your breathing started to quicken and he started to fuck you faster, slowly losing control over himself as the sounds of skin slapping and your own noises flooded his mind. He grit his teeth and buried his face in the crook of your neck knowing with only a few more thrusts he'd be done. Your hands gripped each other tightly, his palm getting cold and warm again and his other hand starting to slowly sear your skin.
"Shouto, c-cum with me - please," you begged breathlessly in his ear and bit down on his lobe.
"Ah~ fuck," he hissed out between gritted teeth as his fingers dug into your burning skin and he gave you one last deep and rough thrust.
It was enough to make you both unravel together. Your knuckles turning white from how tight you held on. A wanton and beautiful moan left your lips and filled Shouto's ears and your walls clenched and milked him as he rode out his high inside of you. You sighed and bit on his cheek as you felt his hot seed filling and spilling out mixed with your own cum. You panted together and Shouto pressed his forehead to yours. You both laid there in silence, nothing but your heartbeats and breathing sounding off.
Once Shouto caught his breath he slowly removed himself and kissed your cheek then sat back on his feet. He looked over the skin of your leg that he had slightly burned, it was red but not blistered and he let out a sigh. You smiled and held out a hand which he took and pressed a kiss to the inside of your palm.
"I'm sorry (Y/N), I didn't mean to hurt you. Come on, let me clean you up then I'll make us some food."
You smiled and sat up on your knees, crawling to him as he got up and stood at the edge of the bed. Your arms wrapped around his neck and he rubbed your sides while you kissed each other. "You didn't hurt me Shouto, I like a little pain with my pleasure!"
Todoroki smirked and placed his hands under your ass and lifted you up, making your legs wrap around him. "You shouldn't have told me that."
You laughed as he carried you to the bathroom, your head resting on his shoulder, "I love you Shouto, always."
"I love you too (Y/N), forever."
Chapter 15: 15.SMALL WORLD
Shouto watched as you hungrily ate your breakfast, sitting next to you at the kitchen counter as his hand ran through your hair, brushing back your bangs and placing them behind your ear. After he got you showered and taken care of he cooked you food, practically demanding you eat since you had fallen asleep the night before without anything in your stomach. The two of you decided to stay in for the day, the weather outside was gloomy and cold and Shouto just wanted to have you all to himself without any distractions.
Since the two of you finally took that intimate step together there was no doubt that you were his and he was yours. At the moment the hero couldn't be any happier, for just a second he was able to only see the good in his life which was you. That happiness would be short lived though because he still needed to find out what had happened to you the night before and he knew that it would be a mood killer. For now though, he just admired you. It may be odd to just blatantly watch people eat but Shouto loved to watching you do anything really. You could just be doing paperwork or walking around and he'd stop to stare.
As he admired, your (e/c) hues flashed at him from the corner of your eyes as you took your last bite of food. "Shouto, stop watching me eat," you commanded with a smirk while getting up from your seat and walking over to the sink with your plate.
Shouto chuckled then got up himself to fix another cup of coffee as you washed your dish, he stood next to you and placed a hand on your back as he kissed the top of your head and asked how you were feeling then leaned back against the counter behind you.
"I'm feeling great Shouto, I woke up next to you, got thoroughly fucked and pampered and now I'm full of food! I could go all over again if you want," you giggled and turned your head to look at him, flashing a smile and wink before turning back around and continuing your task.
Todoroki almost choked when he took a sip of coffee as you were so straightforward with your answer, he placed the cup on the counter and wiped his mouth while he smiled at you. He knew you were a very carefree and straightforward type of person, it was one of the many qualities he loved about you but still sometimes you were able to throw him off guard.
"If that's what you want to call it," he mumbled and rubbed the back of his neck.
You furrowed your own brows and turned around looking at him sideways. "I'm sorry, what was that RokiRoki? You were mumbling," you questioned with a smile.
"Nothing really, I just wouldn't call that 'fucking', if anything I'd call it 'love making' I guess? Isn't that what it is when it's slow and vanilla? I mean not that it wasn't amazing, it was trust me!"
You threw your head back and let out a dramatic "HA" as you turned back around and finished washing your dishes. Shouto watched you, his eyes wondering down your body. His own sweater dressed you and it hung down to your knees, it and a pair of bottoms were all you wore being it was a lazy day. Even if the material seemed to swallow your frame, he could still make out the curves of your hips and see how the sweater formed around your plump ass. Todoroki wasn't specifically a breast or ass man, he loved them both. The sound of your chuckling made him look back up to your head and he tilted his own.
"So that was vanilla for you, what exactly is your definition of fucking Shouto," you asked placing the dishes into a rack on the counter then grabbing a towel to dry your hands.
Shouto smirked and saunted up behind you, one of his hands gripped your hip and pulled your ass roughly back and into his pelvis and the other gripped your chin and pulled your head to the side, exposing the (s/c) skin of your neck. You panted from how quickly it happened and your heart was suddenly beating fast, it was like a switch went off in the hero. Next Shouto blew chilly air onto your skin and you bit down on your lip. His own lips softly pecked at the cool skin and they felt like hot iron brands, the tip of his tongue circled the area he kissed making your flesh turn cold again. You whimpered and pressed more into him, eliciting a low groan from his throat. He then pushed your chest down, making the both of you lean over the sink and his hand on your hip moved back to squeeze on your ass as his teeth bit down on your neck. You moaned out from the delightful pressure of his bite, it was rough but soft at the same time. It's like you were a dog with how he had you panting and drooling in a matter of seconds. Shouto released your flesh from his mouth and he kissed the small bite mark then kissed under your earlobe.
"You'll know when I'm actually 'thoroughly fucking' you baby!"
Just like that he then peeled himself from you and went back to the other counter and grabbed his coffee and took a drink. You remained where you where, slowly standing back up straight then turned around to look at Todoroki. His eyes looked back as well and he gave you a nonchalant grin. Shouto walked back to you, his thumb brushed a small trail of saliva from your lips then he kissed them sweetly and headed over to the living room and sat on the couch. He acted as if he hadn't just groped and teased you, making you swallow harshly. "I'm in love with the biggest fucking tease in Japan. I don't know how I'm going to do this!", you thought staring at the back of his split colored hair.
His face then turned to look at you and he motioned with his fingers, "Now, come sit down, we need to talk about last night."
"I need to make a phone call, I'll be right outside for just a second. If you need something come get me."
After placing a kiss to your head Shouto stood from the couch and walked out your apartment door, shutting it behind him. You remained on the couch with a blank expression and pulled your knees into your chest as you stared off out of your living room window. You had explained every single detail of what happened the night before, everything about Dabi and how he looked and how he touched you. The information he gave you about your now dead ex and about how the villain confessed to wanting you for himself, not to kill or harm but just for his own pleasure. Todoroki never interrupted you, he remained calm and listened closely, his expression never changed and you really didn't know what was going on in his head. The only words he spoke were "Are you sure that was him?" Of course you were sure, it was hard to not remember his patchwork skin or sea blue glistening eyes. The man haunted your reoccurring nightmares, it was him! You sat alone in silence for a few more minutes, until the sound of your doorknob turning made your head turn to see Shouto walking back in. He placed his phone on the counter then walked back over to you and sat down. The hero let out a sigh and looked at you.
"My father is looking into the allegation made about Lucas being dead. If it is true, then I won't lie and say that it's a shame, if anything it's a blessing. But now, we have another problem."
Shouto clenched his jaw and looked away nodding. "(Y/N), I have to tell you something. This isn't the first time I've heard of him, in fact me and my father have both had our own run in's with him. Dabi is the one that gave my father his scar."
Your brows furrowed as you thought about how you lived in such a small fucking world, your ears then perked when you heard Shouto chuckling. Looking over he shook his head then looked at you with a somber expression.
"Why are you laughing right now Shouto?"
"It's that 'star crossed lovers' thing. Amazing how we keep seeming to be connected in some twisted way, but of course I'd never change a thing about it (Y/N), all this bizarre shit has lead you to me and I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure you stay with me."
You smirked and nodded, it was odd but you were like Shouto and wouldn't change it for the world. There was no way you could've known about Shouto and Enji's own experiences with the villain. Living in America you never heard about Japan's heroes. Looking at Shouto you then asked him to tell you about those instances and he did. After hearing the stories you were now actually terrified of Dabi. He was capable of such dark and destructive behavior and even though he seemed cool and calm, he could easily become unhinged and utterly deranged. That same man had his hands on you, and his tongue in your mouth, if he remotely even felt like killing you, he could have. You suddenly felt sick to your stomach and had a massive wave of guilt crashing over you as you recalled being slightly intrigued and dare you say turned on by him.
Quickly, your body bolted from the couch and you took off to the bathroom, barely making it before your breakfast could come back up. Shouto was quickly right by your side, patting your back and holding your hair. You didn't have much to throw up so after your stomach was empty you continued to dry heave and break into a cold sweat. Your arm tried to push Shouto off as you struggled for air between pleading for him to leave. Of course he didn't listen to your plea's and stayed put. His hand slipped under the sweater you wore and onto your back as he used his quirk to cool your body. It helped to an extent and his voice telling you to focus on him also helped to calm your nerves. Only a few minutes passed but they felt like hours once you finally calmed down. Todoroki got up and grabbed a washcloth and wet it then wrung it out and made it back to you on the floor. He cradled you in his lap, and wiped your mouth clean.
"Shouto, what am I gonna do? It's like we take one step forward and can breathe for a few seconds and then out of nowhere, we get pushed back tenfold. I can't escape." You buried you face into his chest and held back tears.
"You're not going to do anything besides stay by me 24/7. I know it's not your idea situation to be monitored, but I can't afford to be too lenient anymore. If you just trust me, this will be –"
"I do trust you Shouto and I'll comply with whatever it is I need to. If that means being stuck with you every waking moment until this nightmare comes to an end then I'll do it, and gratefully. You're the only good thing in my life right now and I know you'll keep me safe, you're my guardian angel remember?"
Shouto nodded with a smile and wrapped you in his arms and rubbed your back. Starting Monday, him and his father would be making it their mission to find Dabi and figure out what exactly he wants with you and hope they can come to some kind of agreement. If the information about Lucas being dead came out to be true, then Shouto owed Dabi. In fact that's probably what the bastard wanted, knowing that he'd do anything to protect you. Your body then started to shake in his arms and he looked down to see you chuckling.
"You know, aside from you Roki my time here has been utter shit! I come to Japan and first I get stabbed, then I end up developing night terrors and now this. It's depressing you know, I just want one night that's full of fun, a night that will make me forget about all this even if it's just for a few hours."
Todoroki sighed and brushed your hair back with a frown. He didn't like seeing this side of you for one bit and he wanted to do whatever it took to bring a smile to your face and to make your wish come true. Even if you'd be on temporary lock down that didn't mean the two of you couldn't do normal couple things. You'd be by his side no matter what so he wouldn't have to worry too much, he could make time for the two of you to 'breathe'.
"You know what, that reminds me of something I've been meaning to ask you. You know about our annual Halloween party right?"
"Uh yeah, Haru has mentioned something about it, he said it's kind of a big deal."
"It is and I was wanting to know if you'd attend it with me this year. We can go as anything you'd like and make it our first outing as a couple."
You smiled widely and went to kiss Shouto, then quickly stopped remembering you had just puked violently and hurried from his lap and to your bathroom sink. The hero watched as you aggressively brushed your teeth clean and chuckled as you reminded him of the mornings he'd find Katsuki Bakugou in the dorm bathrooms brushing his teeth while screaming at the germs through toothpaste suds. Shouto rose from the ground and waited for you to finished. Once you did, you instantly turned around and leaped into his arms, thankfully he was prepared and caught you with an arm wrapped around your waist and one under your bum. Wrapping an arm around his neck, your placed you free hand on his cheek and brushed his burned skin with your finger tips. Shouto closed the distance between you and kissed your lips. Smiling, your mouths melded together perfectly and he hummed at the taste of your minty toothpaste. With the tug of his bottom lip you broke the kiss and pressed your forehead to his with a smile.
"As your girlfriend, nothing would make me happier! We'll be the best looking couple there!"
Todoroki smiled then carried you out of the bathroom and to the bed where he laid you down and hovered above you. Your own hands cupped his face and he leaned down to kiss you again sweetly. His bi-colored eyes then looked down at you with adoration, despite the news he had gotten earlier, he was definitely a very happy man right now. He had everything he could ever want right under him. He wanted to let the entire world know you were his, in fact before he could though there was one person in particular that needed to hear the news more than anyone else. His fingers brushed your (h/c) brow and he kissed your forehead.
"I love you (Y/N), more than I love cold soba," he breathed out with a smile and chuckle.
You laughed and smiled back, "I love you too Shouto, more than I love food period!"
Todoroki pressed his forehead to yours and your faces nuzzled together as his hands slyly slide down your sides and tickled you. As you laughed and pleaded for him to stop he couldn't help but think of how lucky he was and how he needed to protect that smile and laugh. Shouto let up after a few minutes and looked at your flushed face, then took your hands in his and pulled you up into a seated position as he stood between your knees.
"I think tomorrow I should finally introduce you to someone that is very special to me."
Chapter 16: 16.REI
You walked around the flower shop arm in arm with Shouto, humming as you took in a deep inhale and literally smelled the flowers. For it to be so gloomy, wet and cold outside the inside of the shop looked like a completely different world. It was so colorful and beautiful.
"There they are, over here," Shouto's monotone voice spoke out.
You looked up at him and he was looking straight ahead, your eyes followed his towards a batch of royal blue flowers. The buds seemed somewhat small but they were extremely vivid and stunning. You let go of your half and half boyfriend as he sorted through the numerous small bouquets, only selecting the most pristine and perfect one. He turned to you holding them in his hands gently and smiled at you.
"These are her favorite, and this is the only shop that has them year round. It's been quite a while since I've went and seen my mother but I'm sure this will make up for it."
You smiled back and placed a hand to his cheek, "Shouto I'm sure just seeing your face will make her happy."
Todoroki nodded and took your hand from his face, interlocking your fingers together as he leaned in closer and placed a kiss to your forehead. The two of your then made your way to the checkout counter and he paid for the flowers. The cashier placed them in a small and simple vase that Shouto picked out that they adorned with a matching blue ribbon.The hero thanked the cashier and you both set off out the door and towards the train station. Once on the train Shouto took a seat by the window and you sat next to him, taking the vase from his hands so he could wrap an arm around you.
Your fingers delicately touched the petals, making sure not cause any damage or imperfections to them. As the train took off the knots in your stomach would become tighter and tighter the closer the two of you got to your destination. To say you were nervous was an understatement. Soon, you'd be meeting Rei Todoroki, one of the most important people in Shouto's life. You've only seen pictures of her around his apartment, other than that your lover hasn't told you much about her but that she lives at one of the most prestigious psychiatric centers around, why you didn't know but you didn't ask, Shouto would tell you sooner or later and you'd listen. Apparently Shouto and Enji have been trying to get her out since Shouto graduated high school but Rei kindly declines them each time.
Before meeting you, Todoroki would spend most of his free time with her, of course you felt somewhat guilty that he hadn't seen her much in the past month all because of you. This had you scared of what the woman would think of you, would she resent you for taking her son away? You could feel your own skin starting to pale as you felt nauseous. This was something totally new to you. Being with Lucas, you were secluded from your once very close family and you never saw much of his own family so the whole "meet my mom" ordeal was a huge step.
Todoroki looked down and saw your hands gripping the vase of flowers tightly, his eyes then skimmed your face from the side and he could tell your were chewing on your lip and inside of your cheek alternately. His hand around you came up to cup the side of your face so he could kiss the top of your head, then pet your hair.
"Stop working yourself up (Y/N), there's nothing to be worried about," Shouto softly cooed to you.
You let out and sigh and tried to nod with a determined look but the hero wasn't buying it. He took the flowers from your hands and placed them snugly in his bag on the floor so they wouldn't tip over. He ordered you to turn in the seat and look at him, you complied and tucked a leg under you, turning sideways in the seat to look at him. He did the same then took your hands in his and gave you a soft smile.
"Are you afraid she won't like you?"
"Sort of...you've been spending all your free time worried about me ever since I got here and I've been keeping you from her. What if we get there and she realizes the reasons you've been so wrapped up in me. What if she thinks I'm not good enough for you Shouto? You come from such a powerful family and I'm –"
"And you're just as powerful, if not more! You may not have a quirk (Y/N), but that doesn't mean a damn thing. Being the way you are, you have to learn to fight harder than those of us with quirks, which actually wouldn't be a bad thing for you to consider. But, you even accepted death with welcome arms if that meant keeping me safe. Putting others before yourself if the definition of a hero, and you don't have to have magical powers to be one. My mother will love you (Y/N), mostly because you make me happy and because I love you."
Your eyes looked at the heterochromatic ones before you, they were full of admiration and love, not just now but all the time. Even though his words held a lot of meaning, you still couldn't help but think that Shouto could do better than you, how did fate pair you up with him? The most powerful pro-hero of his time in love with a simple and quirkless woman. But it wasn't smart to question or go against fate, you'd have to suck it up and accept the beautiful blessing you've been given that was Shouto Todoroki, even with your self-doubt this was too good to turn down. Maybe it would last forever, maybe it wouldn't, but either way you'd ride this out with him as far as you could.
A genuine smile finally crossed your face and you nodded with a more convincing determined look this time. "Thank you Shouto, for everything. This is all new, so just bear with me."
Todoroki nodded and leaned forward, placing a hand under your chin and pulling you towards him. Your lips barely brushed and he chuckled as you clearly were aching to close the distance. Finally, he did it himself and placed a warm tender kiss to your lips. You literally melted into him with a delighted hum as you kissed back, the knots in your stomach being untangled and replaced with butterflies. When he broke the kiss you resumed your original positions in your seat and laid your head on his chest as he wrapped an arm around you, rubbing your shoulder up and down. Finally you were calm and at peace, enjoying the rest of the train ride, with Shouto by your side everything would be perfectly fine.
"Oh, you'll be meeting my siblings as well."
"(Y/N), if you don't get over here right now I'm not taking you out to eat once we leave!"
Shouto pointed to you then to the floor in front of the room door his mother was in. He was trying so hard not to crack a smile and to be serious but you were so cute to him with your over-dramatic tendencies.
"Roki this isn't fair, you didn't tell me I'd be meeting the whole damn family!"
Shouto rolled his eyes and took a long and quick step towards you and grabbed your wrist, tugging you towards the door. You fought as hard as you could, your feet dragging on the floor as he pulled you. The two of you were trying to be quiet with your giggles and snorts. He finally had enough of taking it easy and pulled you roughly into his arms, his soft bi-colored tips of hair tickling your skin as he nuzzled your neck from behind.
"You've met my father, he's the scariest of them all and somehow you managed to 'butter him up' in minutes. The rest of them are easy! Now come – ngh – on," he grunted dragging you to the door and knocking on it.
You froze instantly and he stood your body up straight then took the vase of flowers from his bag and placed them in your hands in a matter of seconds. You swallowed harshly as he stood behind you and placed his hands on your shoulders.
"Wait, you ARE going to feed me after this right," you asked turning your head to look at him with a serious face.
He snorted and pinched your cheek saying how hopeless you were sometimes, making you both giggle as the door was being opened. The sound of a shocked gasp made the both of you turn your heads and look to see a woman wearing glasses whose hair was white with random red specks, she was adorable! She immediately smiled and it made you smile in return.
"Aww, aren't you two the cutest couple ever," she squealed.
Shouto sighed and slightly released you from his hold, he now stood next to you with an arm around your shoulder and he motioned towards the girl.
"(Y/N), this is my sister Fuyumi. Fuyumi, this is my (Y/N) – I mean this is my girlfriend (Y/N)."
You chuckled and placed a hand on Shouto's cheek, apparently he was starting to get nervous too. "Has he ever brought a girl home?" Todoroki gave you a soft smile and then you were yanked by the elbow away from him, the vase in your hands being snatched as well. Your head snapped around to see Fuyumi dragging you now towards the center of the room, she pulled you around and placed your body in front of her. Your eyes landed on a male with white spiky hair and only a few subtle red streaks and a big friendly smile on his face. He was just as gorgeous as Shouto, so far the whole family was unbelievably stunning. You then looked over to see another woman, her hair was completely white and she looked so serene and ethereal, it was the woman you've only seen in pictures, Todoroki's mother. You suddenly started to feel a small bit of panic rise being surrounded by everyone, "Where's Shouto? Is he gone? Dammit, Five Pee Pee I need you!"
Before your panic became visible you felt a cool hand grabbing yours and you looked to see Shouto quickly at your side. He nodded as if telling you everything was okay now and you calmed down. He then looked forward and smiled at his mother, she smiled back happily and stood from the nook she sat on and walked towards the two of you. Shouto let go of your hand momentarily to give her a loving hug that lingered for a moment, once it broke he took your hand again.
"Mom, this is (Y/N). (Y/N), this is my mother Rei," he smiled while introducing the two of you.
Rei looked at you with a smile and you returned it, bowing your head at her. You weren't entirely sure how introductions worked in Japan, you've only watched movies and in most of them everyone bowed, right? In America everyone shook hands and hugged, it didn't matter if you just met but you didn't want to do that and it end up being a terrible mistake. As your head was still bowed you then felt cool hands on your cheeks making you look up. Grey eyes sparkled at you, the same grey of Shouto's and they held a familiar look in them. As you stared back at her, your (e/c) hues softened and smiled.
She hummed quietly and bushed your cheek with her thumb, "I can see why she makes you so happy. I'm sorry if this is too forward, you're just the first girl Shouto has ever brought to see me."
"Oh, no ma'am it's perfectly fine. I don't really know what's normal or not with introductions here, you could stomp on my foot and I'd totally accept it as a proper 'hello'," you sheepishly chuckled suddenly feeling stupid.
Rei giggled and your worries washed away. Once she released you, you then felt a big bear hug from behind that lifted you off the ground causing a yelp to escape your lips. Shouto groaned and rolled his eyes as he took his bag off his shoulder then placed it on a counter. After a few seconds your feet were back on the ground and you were turned around, it was the other male that seemed to give you such an energetic and warm hug.
"Hi there! I'm Natsuo, but you can call me Natsu if you want! I'm Shouto's big brother!"
"You're a big idiot," Shouto replied casually.
He took the vase of flowers from his sister and went to sit them down in front of the window, he then sat next to his mom on the couch and watched as Natsuo grilled you with random questions. You liked Natsuo instantly, he was the polar opposite of Shouto. Very carefree and friendly, kind of loud but he was funny. He definitely gave off a jock vibe but a cool jock. Fuyumi then joined in, asking where you were from and all the basic stuff. You could she was extremely sweet and friendly as well, kind of preppy and nerdy. They were both polar opposites of Shouto, it was humorous.
Rei and Shouto smiled at how quickly the two were taking to you and how you were suddenly not finding yourself nervous anymore. A few laughs came from your small group and your lover could fell his heart overflowing. He knew his family would adore you no matter what but he did have a tiny bit of nervousness as well being you were the first serious girlfriend he ever brought around. Other girls he just merely dated a few times or had one night stands, they never meant a thing to him but you, you meant the entire world and more. Rei took Shouto's hand and squeezed it, making him look at her. She smiled at him and he smiled back, a silent sign that she approved of the woman he had fallen for.
"Does she know," she asked turning to look at you with a somber expression.
"Not yet, she hasn't asked. I don't know how to bring it up and I think I'm just scared...that after she knows then she'll see everyone differently," his last words were shaky.
Rei looked at her son and placed a hand on his cheek, "If anyone should be scared it should be me but...I don't see (Y/N) being the type to let past experiences shape her opinion of people. From what you've told me she's been through a lot."
"She has, you know she has her own scars and on the same side as me. She tells me it's the reason she believes in things like 'fate' now and I can't help but feel the same," Shouto smiled and looked at you.
"Ah, I like her even more now. You've awakened something in each other, and it's really beautiful. I've only ever dreamed that you and your siblings would find a love like this, something - unexpected! The two of you have already gone through so much together, and with you being a pro, things will get bumpy but you've been through the ringer already so it'll be nothing you can't handle. But Shouto, promise me, you'll tell her soon. There's no need to keep this side of us from her, I'm sure she'll be shocked at first but if you can accept her scars and how they came to be then I know she can do the same for you."
Shouto looked at him mom and nodded, he leaned over and kissed her head. "I promise mother."
The entire visit went well, you talked with everyone and they learned more about you. Rei would ask you questions as well or make small talk, wanting to learn more about your dreams or hobbies in particular. Shouto couldn't keep his mouth shut and let everyone know how you sang a lot and that it was his favorite thing about you. They all begged you to sing but you had to decline, Fuyumi begged that you all go out to karaoke one night as a compromise and you couldn't help but say yes to her. After a couple of hours, everyone slowly started to be on their way. You and Shouto were last to leave. It warmed your heart to see how much Todoroki loved and adored his mother, the way he looked at her and hugged her. You could tell that seeing her son was the highlight of Rei's day. Before you left she made Shouto promise to bring you around more often and she thanked you for the flowers and for making her son so happy.
"I've never seen him genuinely smile and laugh the way he does now, and I know it's all to do with you. You two are beautiful together and I'll miss you both," she softly said before you both hugged her goodbye and were out the door.
Once out of the building completely you and Shouto made your way to the station again hand in hand. You didn't talk much on your walk but no words were really needed, it was nice how you were so comfortable with each other to just share silence together and still be utterly happy. The sun was getting lower and the air was getting chillier. When you got to the station a gust of wind blew that made you shudder. Shouto was quick to pull your back flush to his chest and wrap his arms around you, his chin resting on your head as you waited for a train together. He slightly activated his left side and quickly your entire body was warm and toasty. Your hands hung from his arms and you kissed them.
"Having you for a boyfriend is very practical," you giggled.
Shouto kissed the top of your head and smiled, "I like to think you love me for more than just my quirk sweetheart."
"Oh I do, I also love you because you're taking me to get food right now...right?"
"You know, I've never wanted to choke someone before..." he teased, slowly tightening his arms around your neck.
"Oh Shouto, don't start something you can't finish!"
You then pressed yourself into him and exposed your neck, practically begging for him to choke you. Shouto blinked in shock, he could feel heat engulfing his body as you teasingly shimmied against him, puffs of steam escaping his lips. He chuckled, low and husky and dragged his teeth down your ear. "We may need to pick something up to go."
From the shadows Dabi watched you and Shouto waiting. The glow of the end of a cigarette and the gleaming of his white teeth grinning was all that could be seen down the dark alleyway. For once he wasn't following you, just happened to stumble upon the two of you while he prowled the city. Night was the only time he went out in more populated areas. You were definitely a sight to behold, dressed in tight jeans that hugged to every plump curve of your body. If it weren't for the coat you wore Dabi would've been able to also see how fantastic you ass probably looked. You were wearing a sweater again but it was fitted and showed off the size of your breasts making him lick his lips. He quirked a brow seeing the interaction going on between you and Shouto, you were teasing him at the moment and indirectly teasing Dabi.
The villain wondered if you cracked and told Shouto of your meeting with him. Whether you did or not, he didn't really care. If Todoroki wanted to come for him, Dabi would let him. To be honest he wasn't even after a fight with the guy, his main goal right now was to follow you more, learn the ins and outs of your day and plan his next move on you. He couldn't decide if he wanted to enlist the help of someone with a specific quirk or drug that would make you insatiable for a few hours or if he wanted to just have you unraveling beneath him and begging for it to stop. Dabi also was on the fence about if he wanted you to remember it all or not. It was obvious how head over heels you were for Todoroki, and that would make you resist him even more because your feelings were involved and you'd be dramatic about hurting the hero so using some kind of mind quirk or drug just for a bit would make things easier on him. Dabi could give two shits less about if you remembered anything or not he just wanted to do the filthiest things to you and he always got what he wanted. You were just a toy he wanted to play, the league was boring lately and he needed entertainment in his life.
Dabi imagined stealing you away for one night, making sure you were completely spent and then dropping you back off right in front of Shouto's door, used up and sore from him. The power he would feel from defiling the one precious and pristine thing in Todoroki's life. After that he'd be moving on with his own life, leaving you in the past like nothing.
A train pulled into the station and you seemed to perk up, Shouto released you from his hold except for one of your hands. As you went to walk to the train he tugged you back, cupping your flustered and soft face in his hands before planting a heated kiss on your lips. Dabi smirked and took one last drag of his cigarette then flicked it somewhere into the darkness and put his hands in his coat pockets as he walked away from the scene.
Chapter 17: 17.SCARS
You sighed, pushing yourself from the desk you sat at, causing your chair to roll back and bump into Haru's. The dark-haired male laughed and turned his chair to face you with a smile. It was nearing lunchtime and you were starving.
"Have lunch with me today? Outside on the rooftop?"
"Aww darling, I really would love to, but I have to leave in a few minutes for a dentist appointment."
You pouted and let your head fall onto the desk. Haru was your only chance to eat outside today, everyone else was either about to leave to go back out on patrol from their lunch break or they were gone. Shouto was out dealing with an attack at the moment, so he wasn't coming back anytime soon.
Ever since your encounter with Dabi, you agreed to let Shouto put you under house and work arrest until the villain was caught and questioned. You honestly didn't mind though, you pretty much moved into your lover's apartment, you were still escorted to and from work. You never left the house or work alone without Shouto or one of the other heroes to guide you. You were even forbidden from eating outside on the roof alone. Bottom line, someone had to be with you at all times. You were really bummed that Haru was leaving before lunch, you were going stir crazy from being inside the massive agency each day. You loved the rooftop, the way the city looked and sounded below you just made you feel happy and you enjoyed the cool and crispy air. You then sat up from the desk and quirked a brow and looked at Haru.
"Wait, if you're leaving, then who is going to 'supervise' me? Everyone else is out!"
"Well not everyone, your future father in law is still here. He's been in his office all day actually," Haru replied with a snicker as he started to gather his things.
Your face then turned from bummed to excited as you jumped from your seat, nearly giving your friend a heart attack. "Oh yay! Me and Enji don't spend enough time together, I'm gonna go see if he'll have lunch with me!"
You then left from the desk, skipping with joy towards Endeavors office. Haru quirked a brow and shook his head, it was strange to see someone actually excited about spending time with the flamed hero. He wasn't exactly a people person, but you had this effect on the massive man that no one understood, not even his own son.
Enji tilted his head side to side, making the bones in his neck crack. He sighed as he felt the fluids leaving from their sockets and rushing. It was very rare that he spent an entire day at his desk, but today he needed to catch up on reports and paper work for the agency that was more confidential than the paperwork you handled. He then heard a light knock on his door, making him quirk a maroon brow and sit back.
"Come in," his voice bellowed throughout the vast and empty office.
The door handle turned and a set of (h/c) locks and (e/c) eyes popped out from behind the door. A small smile crossed your face and you waved a hand at Enji.
"Good afternoon Enji," you cheerfully greeted opening the door wider and walking into the office.
"(Y/N), how can I help you? Are you okay? Do you need something?"
You chuckled and rubbed the back of your neck, "Geez, you and Shouto really are alike sometimes."
Endeavor smirked and stood from his chair as you neared his desk.
"I'm fine Enji, I was just wanting to know if you'd like to have lunch with me today. Haru is about to leave, so I'll be bored eating alone plus you're the only person here in the office and well...you know."
Enji saw how your expression changed drastically as you didn't even have to further elaborate on your situation. In fact, the #1 hero kept his own eye on you since Shouto put in place your 'protection plan'. Enji knew you consented to it, knowing that it was only temporary and because his son loved you so much and wanted to guarantee your safety, but he also knew you would get bummed out about it every now and then. You were a lively and energetic girl, it was like keeping a puppy caged up. The man mustered up his best convincing and hopefully non-terrifying smile as he gathered the paperwork on his desk into a neat stack.
"I'd enjoy that, what did you have in mind?"
"Really?" You questioned with a surprised look, Enji nodded and crossed his arms making you remember he asked you a question as well. "Oh – uh, uhhhhh. Pizza okay?"
30 minutes later, you and Enji were enjoying pizza together. He had already devoured one entire large meat pizza by himself, you were working on finishing the last few pieces of your own large pepperoni pizza. Enji took a piece of the third pizza you had, it was pepperoni as well with extra cheese. You both also had extra large soft drinks you were gulping to wash down your food. Enji had removed his suit jacket, and was in his black button up, sleeves rolled up to his elbows as he sat comfortably on the couch he moved over to face the window.
You sat on the floor, legs crossed in your jeans and comfy sweater, one palm holding you up as you sat back and took a bite of your pizza, holding it high up to the sky as a long string of cheese stretched out. If anyone walked in they would probably think that they were hallucinating. It was if Enji were this massive, intimidating monster that had befriend an adorable and petite little girl, very story like and comical in fact. When the piece of cheese broke you giggled and looked out the window you sat before. The city was bustling with life as usual, it wasn't the rooftop but this was good enough. You swallowed your bite of pizza, then grabbed your soda and took a sip of it, a satisfied 'ah' leaving your mouth when you gulped it down.
"Enji, you're so lucky to have such a beautiful view. I remember the day of my interview, Haru escorted me in here and told me to wait for Shouto. I fell in love instantly with this city, all because of this view. I remember thinking 'this is the perfect place to hide', but...well we all know how that turned out huh?" You threw you head back with a laugh then took another bite of pizza.
Enji took a sip of his own drink and smirked. "You know, it's comforting but also somewhat concerning how you can feel so lighthearted about your situation. I don't mean to darken the moment, but just from what I've learned about your ex, he was in fact planning to kill you once he had you back."
You shrugged your shoulders and started picking at the slices of pepperoni on your slice of food. "He was, no doubt about it, but I was more than ready to accept my fate. It was honestly something I looked forward to sometimes, knowing that if and when it came, I'd be free from running. Then, Shouto came into the picture and I had someone else to worry about getting hurt...I'm not like the two of you, blessed with an overwhelmingly powerful quirk, the only power I had to protect the one I love was running away. BUT, you have a very stubborn and hard-headed son, who refused to let me do so, and now here I am!"
Enji let a hearty laugh roll from his chest. "Tell me something I don't know."
"He must've been a handful as a child huh," you questioned with a smile.
Enji then fell silent and repressed guilt started to slowly creep in. You noted his silence and looked at him from your spot on the ground. The expression the man wore was one you've never soon before. It was sadness and...guilt. Before you could backtrack or question what was wrong, Enji asked you a question himself.
"Has Shouto ever told you about his childhood?"
You shook your head as you placed a pepperoni in your mouth and chewed it quickly, sitting up straight and placing the rest of your pizza slice back in the box. "Not really, no."
"He's never told you about our relationship? His scar."
"No sir, he's only ever told me that your relationship wasn't always the best. And he hasn't told me anything about his scar, but I also don't ask about it, I figured he'd tell me when he's ready."
Enji nodded and he then contemplated. Was it his place to tell you this story, would Shouto resent him once again if he did? Would you resent him? Endeavors turquoise eyes met yours. They widened as you looked at him with concern. It was no secret that Enji had a massive soft spot for you, his son was head over heels in love with you and he could see why. You were very bright and bubbly, you lit up the entire agency, no matter where you were. You were also the first person in the agency that didn't shudder in fear at the sight of him. Sure when he first met you, he knew it wasn't your ideal situation and you were a nervous wreck, but you weren't scared. Could Enji himself, bear to have you look at and think of him in a different way than you do now?
He was in fact the reason for his son's pain, he inflicted it himself, directly and indirectly. He caused his son's mother to find him unbearable, to hurt him. Enji still thought of Shouto as his greatest creation, but for different reasons now. He was in fact on his way to surpassing even himself, but that wasn't what he cared about. Enji was genuinely proud of his son and how far he had come, all on his own. Shouto was undeniable strong and powerful, and despite the hell he endured as a child, at Enji's own hand, he still turned out to be a wonderful person. Maybe...this was indeed Enji's tale to tell.
"(Y/N), I think we should have a talk about our Shouto."
About 15 minutes later you sat there, still on the floor. Your knees were pulled into your chest as your arms wrapped around them. Your eyes stared out of the window, glistening as you fought back a small tear.
Enji told you everything. About his quirk marriage and his goal to breed these perfect children, all for one sole purpose, to surpass All Might. He told you about how Shouto was finally born and how he was the perfect combination of his and Rei's DNA, and how he would become his successor. You thought about all the pain and hurt that Shouto had went through, all alone. Your heart broke hearing about how Rei was the cause of the scar that adorned his beautiful face. How she suffered as well and ended up in spending her years in the psychiatric hospital for it. You thought you had been through hell and back but all your problems seemed so insignificant now. You yearned to run to your boyfriend and give him the biggest and warmest hug you could.
"(Y/N) ...I'm so sorry. I understand if you think of me as a monster now..." Enji spoke breaking the silence.
You finally turned to look at the sad man, you pouted because your heart broke for him too. Enji spoke to you about his encounter with the High-End Nomu that almost cost him his life. He also told you that during that fight, all he could think about were his wife and kids. How it was then that he realized all the wrong he had ever done. Since then he'd been 'atoning' for his sins, trying his best to make it up to them.
"I know they'll never forget what I did, and I don't expect them to, but I just want them to know that...I love them and that I'm proud of them," he had stated.
"Enji, I could ever think of you as a monster, that is not the person I know. I'm not the type to judge you based on your past. Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with your 'tactics' but you have come to acknowledge them as wrong yourself. I have a feeling that if you could go back, then you'd do it differently. Shouto, doesn't seem to hold resentment against you, so I won't either. In fact, you know...Shouto talks very highly of you."
Endeavor looked up at you, his hands hanging low in his lap. "He does?"
"Mhm. I mentioned that I was somewhat terrified to meet you during my interview. Shouto told me that you and he had 'made leaps and bounds' in your relationship. That you're one of the most respected heroes in the industry, he seemed to have a glimmer in his eye, like he was proud."
You then smiled softly and rested your head on your knees and looked at Enji, "In fact, who did he call both times my life was in danger?"
"Me..." Enji replied quietly.
"Exactly, now to me that sounds like a son that trusts, respects and even needs his father. I'm the most precious thing in Shouto's life right now, and you're the one he goes to when he needs help or doesn't know what to do about keeping me safe. You may still have some ground to cover with him, but I think so far Shouto does know you love him or else he wouldn't trust you with my own life."
Enji nodded slowly as he looked back down to the floor. The words you had spoken, they meant so much to him. They gave him hope that him and his son could further their relationship. He also thought about how happy he was for Shouto, to have found someone like you. You weren't judging Enji like he thought you would, instead you were accepting him. For the first time in years, Enji felt a tear well up in the corner of his sea blue eyes, he sniffed trying to force it back down. He then heard the shuffle of your feet and looked up to see you standing before him, a soft smile on your face. It was humorous how you were finally eye level with him as he sat on the couch. You looked at his sad eyes and rubbed the back of your neck nervously.
"Hey Enji, did Shouto tell you I have a scar too? It's on my back, on the same side as yours and his."
"No, he didn't tell me. I guess we're all twins huh?" Endeavor cracked a small smile.
You smiled back and nodded, "Well triplets, but I get where you were going!"
Enji chuckled as you corrected him, you reminded him of his own son, so endearing and unafraid of him.
"Anyway, me and Shouto have this ongoing thing about us being star-crossed lovers. And I think our scars are just further proof of it, even yours. The three of us seem to suffer from a dark past, but we have prevailed and we will keep on."
Enji smiled, "Well I'm glad that fate has sent you to my Shouto. He's very happy with you, I can tell. You two make a lovely couple, and I'm sure that some day in the future, we shall be able to call each other family. Nothing would be me happier than to see my son wed such a kind and powerful young woman as yourself!"
You pouted your lips and unconsciously leapt forwards, wrapping your arms around Enji's massive shoulders. At first he was taken back by your lack of personal space but slowly he came to accept it, it was nice to be shown this type of affection. Slowly his own arms wrapped around you and he returned the friendly hug, you were becoming like a second daughter to him.
"Thank you Enji, for everything!"
As you and Enji pulled away, his massive hand ruffled the top of your head. His eyes then looked down to the rest of your unfinished pizza and the forth that laid untouched. "Surely a small girl like you can't finish the rest of that!"
"That sounds like a challenge Mr. Endeavor," you replied cracking your knuckles and stepping away.
"I tell you what, if you win, I'll pay for your future honeymoon!"
"Ohhhhhhh, you're on!"
Shouto wondered around the agency, frantically searching for you. When he saw one of the other heroes walking around he stopped them, grabbing their elbow.
"Hey, do you know where (Y/N) is?"
"Oh yeah, uh – she's in your dads office. I think she's been there since lunch."
Shouto thanked his coworker and jogged off in the direction of his father's office. Once he got to the door he listened closely, only being able to hear the rustling of papers. He lightly knocked on the door, Enji's voice quietly told him to enter. Shouto quirked a brow and turned the door knob, slowly opening the door. He saw his father sitting at his desk, writing. Enji then looked at him and pointed to the couch that was sitting in front of the window. "That's not where that goes." Todoroki then walked in and towards the couch, he stopped when he saw you passed out on it and curled up in a blanket.
"She passed out after challenging me to a pizza eating contest, to which she won by the way! So now, I have to pay for your future honeymoon."
Shouto smirked and walked over to you, crouching down and running his fingers through your hair. You sighed and curled up more into the blanket as he placed a kiss to your forehead then stood up again and walked to his father's desk.
"She gets bored easily, I hate treating her like a prisoner, but...it's the only thing I know to do right now." Todoroki sat in the chair before the desk and rubbed his neck.
"She understands Shouto, don't worry. Hopefully it'll be over soon, I've been working nonstop to find him. You know, the two of you need a break, you should take her somewhere for the weekend. Get her out of the city."
"Yeah, I could do that. So, pizza eating contest?"
"Oh yeah, she won fair and square. It was quite funny how after eating so much food, she got all delirious and extremely tired. We were talking and she passed out mid-sentence. I don't think she'll be hungry for a while."
Shouto chuckled and shook his head then look at you, "You'd be surprised, she's like an endless pit. I don't know where she puts it all."
"I guess that's no shock, considering she did beat me, of all people, in an eating contest. I enjoyed her company though, it was nice. We were able to just sit and talk."
Shouto quirked a brow and looked back at his father, "Talk about what exactly?"
"Well about you. Shouto - I took it upon myself to tell her," Enji confessed and rubbed the back of his neck.
Shouto gave his father a questionable look, his father returned him a serious expression and it made him realize what it was that his father told you. "I was going to tell her. You didn't need to do that, I -"
"I did though. I'm the reason for your scar Shouto, I'm the reason for everything that went wrong in your childhood. I wanted her to hear it from me, I had already admitted my wrongdoings to you and your siblings, I needed to admit them to her."
Shouto nodded, taken back by his father's forwardness. He then stood from the chair he sat in and nodded, then walked over to you. Slowly and gently he scooped you into his arm, making you stir as he lifted you. Shushing you softly and pressing his cheek to your head, you quickly went back to sleep in his arms. Todoroki then walked with you towards the door, stopping before he opened it and turning to his father. Enji looked at his son and how carefully he held you close. Shouto bowed his head towards his father and half smiled, making Enji return the gesture. Shouto didn't feel the need to continue this conversation, he knew his father wasn't the same man he used to be and that he told you nothing but the truth, not making himself look good at all. Shouto knew this was a talk his father more than likely had a hard enough time telling you, but he was grateful. Enji laid out the ground work for him, now it was his turn to talk with you about it himself, the hard part out of the way.
"Thank you father. I'll take your advice and bring her somewhere. When we get back, maybe me and you can go out one night and have our own talk."
Enji nodded, hope filling his eyes once again. "Anytime son, call me if either of you need anything."
Chapter 18: 18.GETAWAY
"(Y/N), wake up we're here."
Your eyes fluttered open as you felt a hand petting your hair. Groaning you looked around to see the inside of the vehicle you were in, it was dark outside and you couldn't see anything besides the soft glow of the dash panel of Shouto's side and the middle dash buttons. You were asleep on the center console and looked up and see Todoroki leaning over you, the blue glow illuminating his face.
"Where exactly is here or do I still not get to know," you groaned and wiped your eyes.
Shouto chuckled and pressed a kiss you to forehead. When the two of you got home from work that day your boyfriend sprung a last-minute weekend getaway on you. You thought it was odd given you both were able to leave work 5 hours before the usual time. You quickly had to pack your bags, of course Shouto was already packed. The whole time you rushed and asked where you were going but he refused to answer, "It's a surprise (Y/N), just pack so we can leave."
You had scoffed at him and asked what to pack, you didn't know where you were going and if you needed nice clothes, comfortable ones, anything. All he told you was that the weekend would be quiet and relaxing, so comfy clothes were probably best, maybe one casual outfit if the two of you went out for the day. Once you were finally packed the two of you left the apartment and loaded your things into one of the SUV's that was always used to bring you back and forth to work. Shouto drove and you only stayed awake long enough to realize you were heading out of the city and more into the wilderness.
"'Here' is my families winter cabin. I know it's still only fall, but even now it's still nice and quiet. I figured it was the perfect place to get away from the city."
"What? Really?" You jumped up so excited and quickly opened the door into the darkness. Shouto called out for you to wait but it you had already exited the vehicle and walked about in the darkness. You then tripped over something, making a loud commotion.
"Shit," Shouto breathed out as he exited the vehicle.
You groaned and sat up, eyes searching the darkness as you rubbed your arm. You could hear Todoroki walking around and up what sounded like steps, you then heard the flip of a switch and soon light illuminated your surroundings. Making a confused face you looked around to see you were in a garage and what you tripped over was a trash and recycling bin. Shouto chuckled as he walked down the short set of steps and to you. Crouching down he took your arm and looked it over, then looked over your face and body, checking for any scraps or blood.
"You okay," he asked with a soft smile.
"Yeah, I just landed on my arm weird, I'll be fine. You didn't tell me we were in a garage!"
"I did tell you to wait didn't I?"
"I didn't hear you," you mumbled back as you looked away and pouted angrily.
"Yeah, the sound of you falling must've drowned out my warning," he chuckled then grabbed your chin and made you look at him. "You shouldn't be taking off into the dark in a place you don't know anyway. Next time wait until I say it's okay. We may be on a trip but that doesn't mean that it's not still dangerous, understand?"
You looked at Shouto whose eyes burned into you, they weren't angry but concerned and serious. You licked your lips and nodded with a with a soft and submissive expression, "I understand Shouto."
Shouto felt something surge through him for a second, it sent blood pulsating throughout his body and had his heart beating hard. He clenched his jaw and then cupped your check and rubbed it softly. You melted into his hand and smiled, making his carnal urges subside. He then cleared his throat and stood to his feet, taking your hand he helped you up as well then set the bins you tripped over back the way they were.
"Okay, how about we unload the vehicle and head inside where it's warmer," he asked and kissed your forehead.
"Sounds good Shouto."
After unpacking your bags, Shouto showed you around the massive 'cabin'. There were rooms for each sibling, a game room, office and a few others that had random things and purposes. The living room and kitchen was open and huge. You loved the living room furniture, it looked more like massive beds than couches. You then searched the kitchen and found that the fridge was fully stocked. You looked at Shouto and quirked a brow.
"I had groceries delivered before we got here. We have a person that comes by and cleans the place a few times a month and I called them to come over and put them away. I figured we'd be arriving late and that you'd be hungry, the nearest place to eat isn't for a few miles."
You nodded and smiled, turning your eyes back to the fridge. There were vegetables and some beef, you then grabbed them and looked at Shouto. "How about some stir fry?"
Smiling the hero nodded in agreement and walked over to help you start prepping and cooking. After a few minutes everything was in the wok and cooking, you sat on the counter next to the stove-top as Shouto took over and you ate from a pint of gelato that you've never had before. The bi-colored hero looked at you and shook his head.
"Why are you eating ice cream when it's cold outside?"
"First off it's not ice cream, it's gelato. Second, because I can. It's really good, wanna try?"
Shouto looked at the pint in your hands and read the label, he didn't remember exactly what he ordered, he just clicked a bunch of random junk food for you mostly along with items for meals. The container read 'raspberry cheesecake', he shrugged his shoulders and leaned over as you offered him a bite. Once he took it he was surprised by how much he liked it. So as he continued to cook, you both would share bites of the sweet treat one after the other.
When the food was finally done you took one last scoop out before putting the lid on the container. The stuff was melting and a drop fell from the spoon and onto your bare thigh as you went to eat it. You inhaled sharply at the cold feeling and went rigid. Shouto smirked and turned the stove-top off then placed himself before you. His hands rested on the edge of the counter as he leaned over and lowered his face to the melting substance spreading down your skin. His two-toned eyes looked up at you through his bangs and it made you shiver. His tongue then slid from his lips and slowly licked from the where the gelato trickled down to your inner thigh and up to the top of your thigh. His wet muscle was hot compared to the substance he cleaned up and it was a pleasurable contrast making you bite your lip and take a deep breath.
Todoroki smirked and stood back up then grabbed your hips and jerked you forward towards him, making you gasp at how rough the pull was. You were slowly starting to breath heavier, your (e/c) eyes looking into his as your lips parted.
"Are you hungry for something baby," he asked with a cool and low voice.
"Yes," you answered immediately.
Shouto then leaned forward and kissed your lips softly, before you could touch or kiss back he pulled away and grabbed your hips, lifting you off the counter and placing your feet on the floor. Your hands rested on his forearm as he still held you, waiting for his next words.
"Good, because the food is done. Go sit down and I'll make you a plate," the hero then softly smiled, his demeanor quickly changing as he pecked your forehead and walked to a set of cabinets and grabbed two plates.
Your brows knitted and you look at him confused and extremely frustrated, it was just like that time he bent you over the sink. "That fucking tease," you screamed internally. Shouto went on with fixing your plate and his, you rolled your eyes and grabbed two bottles of water from the fridge then went and sat at the big kitchen table. Once Todoroki walked over with your food you ate in silence for the majority of the meal. After you got a few more bites of food you started to feel better and get over your petty annoyance with Shouto's teasing.
"So Shouto," you spoke and placed a hand on his thigh making him look at you, "what are we doing this weekend?"
"Well there is a walking path around here that is really nice, I figured maybe we could do that and get some fresh air, look at the scenery. The town a few miles from here isn't as big and busy as what we're used to be they have a few quaint little shops you'd probably enjoy and they have one really nice restaurant I wanted to take you to. Other than that we can do nothing as well, just laze around, sleep and eat, just enjoy each other's company, if you're okay with that."
You smiled wide and nodded, leaning over and placing a kiss to Shouto's cheek. "That all sounds perfect Shouto, especially the doing nothing, although on that day I'd like to do at least one thing!"
"What would that be," he questioned and took the last bite of his food.
Smiling you inched your hand closer up his thigh and too his crotch, making him raise a brow as he swallowed his food. Your hand then lightly palmed him, making Shouto drop his utensils and grip his water bottle. You leaned over and kissed his cheek then chuckled, "You."
Shouto let out a steamy breath and turned his head, he went to nip at your face but you quickly pulled away from him including your hand. His teeth snapped as you disappeared from his reach and stood from your seat. Grabbing your plate and his you then leaned over and kissed his forehead.
"But right now I rather go take a bath and go to bed, I'm pretty tired."
Shouto watched as you skipped off and into the kitchen, his face flustered as he turned back around and chugged his bottle of water, "Damn tease!"
Shouto stirred in his sleep and felt rather cold, groaning his hand searched the covers for you, deftly at first then panicked. The hero sat up in the bed and looked around to see you nowhere in sight. He began to think of worst-case scenarios as he quickly got out of the bed and put on his sweats. "I made sure the alarm systems were set, the doors were locked, even if he found us, there's no way he can get it in without setting something off", Shouto thought to himself. He then walked from one side of the massive room and to the other calling out your name as he walked passed the adjoining bathroom, he saw something in the corner of his eye making him stop and look.
You were standing before the sink, looking at yourself before you turned to see Shouto and jumped in shock. You wore black long-sleeved sheer and transparent cover over a set of a matching baby-doll lingerie set. Trying to cover yourself by crossing your arms, you then realized it was useless giving the entire outfit was see-through. A pink dusted your cheeks as Shouto turned to slowly walk into the bathroom you stood in. His heterochromatic eyes scanning over your skin and the sheer material. Your arms still crossed, you reached your hand to scratch the side of your neck.
"I uh – was just trying it on. I couldn't decide if I wanted to wake you up in it or wait till later, or if I even wanted you to see me in it at all..."
Shouto tilted his head as he looked down on you, his paranoia quickly dissipated and was replaced with desire and lust. His hand cupped your cheek as his eyes scanned your face, "Why wouldn't you want me to see you in it?"
"I don't know, I wasn't sure if you'd like it or not."
Todoroki chuckled and brushed his thumb under you chin, pulling your mouth closer to his and placing a kiss to your lips. When he broke it, his other hand took yours and he stepped back and looked you over again. Your breasts were visible through the top of the dress, grey and black embroidered flowers danced along the thin material. A black ribbon tied into a bow at the center and you wore lace black panties underneath. Shouto loved the color black on you, it was extremely sexy and seductive to him and it looked beautiful on your (s/c) skin.
"I do like it, a little too much actually. Did you get this just for me," he questioned holding your hip in one hand and tracing a fingertip down your chest.
"Yeah, I bought it online a couple weeks ago and I just never had the courage to put it on, then when you sprung this trip on me I figured it was a good time to maybe surprise you with it."
"So does that mean I get to take it off of you?"
"You can do whatever you want to me Shouto, I just have one request," you replied with a sudden boost of confidence and a smile.
Shouto's eyes then looked into yours and they darkened quickly, he quirked a brow and smirked, "And what's that sweetheart?"
You smiled and stood on the tip of your toes and placed a kiss to his cheek then brushed past him, walking out of the bathroom you then stopped and looked at him. "You show me what a 'thorough fucking' is."
Chapter 19: 19.RED STRING (NSFW)
*WARNING: EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT BELOW*
Beta Readers: Oichioda & Stormyweather1224
You were laid down onto the bed with a soft thud, your (h/c) locks pooling around your face and across the pillow. The natural sunlight streaming in from the massive windows of the bedroom looked stunning on your (s/c) skin that was trapped underneath the sheer black material. You questioned leaving the curtains open but Shouto assured you no one was around and wouldn’t be, it was just you and him. Your hand reached up to touch the heroes fair skin, he smiled and held your wrist while pressing a kiss to the inside of your palm.
“I don’t want to disappoint you (Y/N), but would it be okay if I just loved you,” he questioned bringing your hand from his face and to the mattress, interlocking your fingers as he hovered over you. “You’re so beautiful right now, and I feel – at ease and peace, I don’t have it in me to just mindlessly fuck you, I want to show how special you are to me, I want you close…so close and smiling.”
The tips of his fringy hair tickled your forehead and you smiled before lifting your chin and kissing Shouto’s soft lips. They were insanely warm making a hum flow from your throat. Both pairs of lips laved and cradled the others, your free hand cupped his cheek. The pad of your thumb brushed the scarred skin and you both hesitantly broke your kiss.
“That wouldn’t be a disappointment at all Shouto.”
The hero nodded with a soft smile and went back to kissing you. His hand rested on your cheek, brushing the warm skin before taking your arm to wrap around his neck. You hummed, your eyes fluttering shut as Shouto started to consume you. His kisses became tender, passionate and lingering, he wanted every single one to last a lifetime. The taste of you on his tongue as it gently traveled into your mouth was a taste he never wanted to not know. Neither of you fought for dominance, just let your tongues dance together or chase after the other. You giggled, making your teeth mindlessly scrape against the other. Shouto smiled and kissed your top lip, kissing your teeth as well.
“I love you,” he spoke before kissing the corner of your mouth.
Your hand ran through his hair, brushing the red locks over and out of his face, “I love you,” you stated in return.
Next Shouto moved on to trailing feather-light kisses down your jaw and neck, each one sending a tingle across the patches of skin. You felt so weightless as his hands wondered gently over and under the sheer black fabric dressing your curves. His kisses and light nips would make you smile and sigh contently the lower they got. His tongue ran up between your breast, one hand trekking up to cup one of the soft fleshy mounds. His lips kissed the lingerie, teeth pulling at it as icy breath would breathe through it. The fabric stimulated you even more as his hands would cause it to brush against your sensitive skin. Shouto himself loved the feel of it and how it made his hands slide effortlessly across your body.
His grey and sea-blue eyes looked up at you as he pressed a flat tongued lick to your nipple. It was so teasing since the fabric wicked away most of the wetness from his muscle. Your hands tangled in his hair, constantly making sure to keep the locks from covering his eyes. The two of you loved to stare at the other during sex, see who cracked first from the pleasure. You felt fingers rolling your other nipple, causing you to gasp and convulse.
“You’re so beautiful,” Shouto complimented as he kissed your sensitive bud.
He wanted to show them more attention but the damned fabric was preventing him. After asking you to sit up, Shouto removed your top and let it fall from the bed onto the floor. He wasted no time in going back to your breasts, this time he was able to fully latch his mouth around your nipple, slowly and teasingly he sucked on it, his eyes not once leaving yours. You could feel blood rushing between your legs, pulsating at the hood of your core, all from those damned eyes. They were endearing and full of fire. You watched him slowly pull your nipple from his mouth, making sure to lightly bite before it escaped. You panted and he placed a fervent kiss to your lips before switching to the next one. The tip of his tongue swirled around then placed multiple kitten licks to the pert bud. Your eyes grey heavy and wanted to close, Shouto smirked and blew ice cold air onto the skin making you rub your thighs together and moan, arching your back and finally shutting your eyes. He chuckled before encasing your nipple in his mouth and nuzzling softly, sucking it between his teeth.
“Shouto~”, you moaned and tugged at his hair.
Your lover indulged for a bit longer before popping your breast out of his mouth, placing one last and long lick to it. Kisses started all over again, trailing under your mounds as he spent time marking up your ribs. Your body flinched and you bit your lip each time his teeth tugged on your skin or his mouth sucked harshly. By the time Shouto was done both sides of your ribs were littered with purple marks. Strong hands ran to your hips and squeezed then floated across your lower abdomen as he kissed along the hem of your panties. At one point, you couldn’t tell if it was from a kiss or touch but a sensation happened within your stomach causing you to grunt and furrow your brows. It wasn’t the usual butterflies but something entirely different that you’ve never felt before. Your mind didn’t dwell on it though once you felt Shouto slowly sliding your panties down your thighs. Smiling, you lifted your bottom to help him out. He tossed the garments over his shoulder once they were off then slowly spread your thighs open. One leg was moved to rest over his shoulder, his mouth leaving more marks on the inside of your thigh. The other thigh was gently rubbed, nails lightly dragged every now and then.
Shouto kissed his way closer to your center, your intoxicating scent filling his nostrils and causing a groan to roll out of his throat. Fingers spread your lips open and revealed a swollen bundle of nerves along with arousal dripping down your pink skin. You gasped and jolted when Shouto teased your exposed clit with the tip of his ice-cold fingertip. You couldn’t stop the roll of your hips when he applied a delicious pressure along with his warm tongue. Moans and purrs dripped from your mouth, your back arching and your teeth gnawing at your wrist once his lips latched around your clit and suckled softly. His arm wrapped around your thigh over his shoulder and pulled you down closer. The length of his tongue ran up and down your slick, slowly, plunging into your core randomly.
“Hah, Shouto~”, you whined and sat up on your elbows, hips rolling into his face.
Suddenly your other leg was being thrown over the other shoulder, a firm grip wrapping around it too and dragging you even closer. Shouto worked meticulously with his tongue, flicking your clit and sucking harshly. Your chest heaved from your panting and that tight knot was starting to pull in your stomach. You were getting wetter even as the hero was between your legs but he didn’t mind one bit. He would groan and nuzzled deeper at the taste of fresh arousal on his palette. You moaned and cursed, getting closer and closer to the edge. Shouto kept his eyes on you, watching ever face full of euphoria and pleasure, every sinful smile and worry of your lip.
“Shouto, not yet, please,” you suddenly spoke.
The male was hesitant, enjoying and indulging himself too much. He shook his head ‘no’ as he still sucked and licked. You breathlessly giggled between moans and pants. Pouting your lip and running a hand through his hair as you gave him irresistible eyes.
“Pleaseeeee Roki, I want to cum with you!”
Those heterochromatic eyes softened and his brows rose in defeat. It took everything in Shouto to pull away from the meal before him but alas he did. Licking his lips greedily, his fingers dug into your thighs. Your hand reached down to touch his lips and you smiled. He shook his head smiling, kissing your fingertip before removing himself from between your legs. He kissed his way back up your body, following the marks he made. You smiled and took Shouto’s face in your hands once he reached the top. Your kisses were unwavering, both of you so high on the other and wanting more. In the midst of it all Shouto ended up sitting against headboard with your straddling his lap. His rough and calloused hands roamed your hips and up your back, fingers drifting down your spine as his lips showered your throat with more kisses. Your hands held his face and ran throughout his hair, until you pushed his face up to look at you.
“Eyes on me Shouto,” you breathed pressing your forehead to his.
Hands and arms wrapped around your back, pulling you closer than ever. “Always.”
Soon you slid yourself down Shouto’s warm and stiff cock, purrs and mewls filling his ear as you pressed your check to his. No matter how constant sex was in your life, you could never fully get used to the size of your lover. It was a stretch, but a delicious and hot stretch, making you feel completely full and satiated each time. His lips stayed at the shell of your ear and his hands firmly gripped your hips holding and helping you onto him.
“Shouto~,” you whined as you inched closer to him bottoming out.
“I’ve got you darling, I promise.”
You nodded before your lips were melding together again, a satisfied moan found its way from your mouth to his once you finally sank down fully. His nails dug into your skin, feeling how hot, wet and tight you were around him. Same as you, Shouto never got used to how tight you were, how your walls would instantly clench and contract around him like a vice grip. Thankfully he had more than enough self-control to not cum instantly each time. No matter what, his mind would always think about how perfectly you fit him, in every way as if you were sculpted and made precisely for him. Every time he was inside of you he felt 110% complete. As you started to slowly rock back and forth on his cock, grey and sea-blue eyes were drinking in how your (s/c) skin glowed in the sunlight. Shouto watched how your chest rose and fell from your labored and hitched breathing, how your breasts would curve and lightly bounce as you picked up speed. How your throat bobbed as you swallowed on the ecstasy you brought each other. He examined your tongue rewetting your plump lips and them curling into a smile that could make his entire world stop spinning. He then finally came to those (e/c) hues, the hues that he fell for instantly and that were like small pools of stars. They always looked back at him with confidence and love, then at other times with attitude and lust.
You ran a hand through his hair, intermixing his two-toned tresses and revealing his stunning eyes and face more clearly. Those eyes looking up at you with absolute unconditional love and protection. Not once did his eyes falter or fail to show you his true emotions, emotions that only you were aloud to witness and receive. You felt so lucky and whole in his arms every day, like nothing wrong and no harm could ever come to you. For once, just for the weekend you didn’t want to be a realist and know that no matter what or how hard he tried, something could still happen. If it did though you wouldn’t blame Shouto and you knew deep in your soul that if you were ever separated he would find you, even if it meant burning down the world.
As you both were in deep though over your feelings, the expressions in your faces changed. You were so desperate for the other, hands gripping tighter, brows knitting and lips parting as your pleasure was intensifying from all the passion you held for each other. You wanted to completely dissolve and become one so that no one and nothing could tear you apart. Your hips rolled faster, Shouto helped to lightly bounce you. You breathed his name then found yourself on your back, your mate hovering over you as his arm wrapped under to hold you close to his chest, the other pulling and gripping on the covers beneath you.
Your arms wrapped around his neck and you kissed each other feverishly. Your leg wrapped around his waist and desperately pulled him closer. Shouto was grunting as his hips snapped back and forth, hard and deep, rutting into you like his life depended on it. Every kiss and touch that contacted with your skin had you convulsing, overwhelmed. A massive and intense heat was flooding in the pit of your stomach as Shouto’s thrusts became more erratic. He was using so much force the sound of skin slapping bounced off the walls, your moans were growing higher in pitch and frequency and his own groans and grunts were repeating. You could feel the very tip of his cock hitting your g-spot and going even further into your womb. That weird sensation from before returned but you ignored it for the overwhelming pleasure. Shouto buried his face in your neck as your walls repeatedly contracted, tighter and tighter with each pump.
“Shouto, s’good! I – I’m so close, please,” you whined digging your nails into the back of his shoulders.
He groaned and kissed your lips one last time before parting with labored breathing and pressing his forehead to yours, “Hah, okay. Now (Y/N) – fuck!”
Before he could even notify you of his own release, you were already cumming so hard around him. Nails breaking skin on his back as you sucked in a sharp breath before crying out, a massive shockwave of pleasure rippling through your muscles and bones. It took no time for Shouto to follow right after you, pumping one last hard thrust before his hips suddenly halted as he came inside of you. His cum was thick and hotter than ever, making you gasp and twitch in his hold. Shouto slowly and gently pumped his hips, milking himself completely empty. Your face nuzzled in the crook of his neck as the action overstimulated you to the point of you whimpering. Shouto came to a stop finally and you both let out a breath you didn’t realize you were holding. Your body was completely spent and exhausted, going limp in a mater of seconds. Shouto held you close though and hugged you to his chest as he pressed light kisses to your cheek before laying you down.
After slowly pulling out, the male laid next to you, you cuddled him instantly and hummed as his arms held you again. His hand played with your hair, the other brushing the skin of your shoulder. Shouto didn’t want to hurry off with you to a bath, he wanted to lay there together in your afterglow and just be in the silence. He listened closely as your breathing steadied and your body became heavier in his hold. The two-toned hero smiled softly and kissed your forehead before nuzzling his face in your hair and letting himself drift off for a short nap.
Your eyes fluttered open to see that it was dusk outside, a sleepy and lazy smile tugged at your lips as you stretched and felt Shouto groaning, nuzzling his face into your back and pulling you closer. Managing to turn in his grip and face him, your lips placed airy and light kisses to his forehead and nose. His chin lifted, eyes still closed as he searched for your lips. You softly giggled and touched his cheek before gifting him sleepy and tender kisses.
“I’m going to shower really quick,” you spoke when breaking the sweet kisses.
“Okay I’ll get up too,” he replied with an exhausted voice and not moving an inch.
You shook your head as you fingertip traced his jawline, the tip of your nose brushing the side of his of his face . “No Shouto, get some more rest. I’ll make us dinner and come wake you if you haven’t already woken before it’s done.”
Shouto nodded and turned back into his pillow when you left the bed and went to the bathroom. You spent a good amount of time in the shower, letting the hot water hit your skin, the humidity invading your senses. Your face contorted in discomfort randomly as you felt cramps coming and going in your abdomen. Sighing, you expected that mother nature was on her way and thanked your lucky stars that it held off long enough for you and Shouto to have at least one romantic session out of the weekend. Once you got out and dried off you used the bathroom before getting dressed and noticed spotting, shrugging you couldn’t honestly remember the last time your period came and went, “I guess that’s why I’ve been feeling so weird lately.”
After finishing up, you walked out of the bathroom and back to the bedroom, digging through the drawers to find some comfy clothes. You could hear Shouto stirring and sitting up, yawning and cracking the bones in his body. You smiled and turned around to see him sitting and tousling his messy bed hair.
“Do me a favor and look in the front pocket of my bag.”
You nodded, feet padding across the soft carpet as you made your way to his duffel and looked where he instructed. There was a small brown paper bag that weighed little to nothing but you could feel an object in it. Your finger went to open it but Shouto stopped you with a shout that made you jump.
He chuckled and motioned you over, “You’re like an impatient child, bring it here.”
You did as instructed, this time quickly making your way back to the bed and jumping on it and crawling to kneel before him. Shouto smirked and grabbed your chin as he grabbed the bag and kissed your smiling lips.
“I’ve been wanting to get you something for the longest time now. These aren’t much but when I saw them I immediately thought of you. It’s nothing flashy, in fact it’s extremely simple –“ Shouto looked down to empty the bag, two red-stringed bracelets slipping out of it.
Shouto didn’t have to tell you what the objects were or meant, you knew immediately. “Aww, Shouto!”
He smirked and meticulously wrapped one of the bracelets around your wrist, tightening it just enough so it wouldn’t slip. You did the same for him on his opposite wrist. He was quiet for a moment before looking at you, his hand reaching up to cup your face. “I know it’s only been a few months but I truly believe you were meant for me to have for the rest of my life, to love and to protect.”
You smiled and melted into the hero’s touch, “I feel the same way Shouto. I was meant to come here for a reason and that was to find you. All the horror I’ve endured just to get here is nothing now. Even if I’m still in danger, I don’t feel like it because you’re here with me, and I know no matter what happens nothing can cut our string.”
Shouto nodded and gave you a light kiss before you wrapped your arms around his neck. He pulled you closer into his lap, both of you softly smiling as you nuzzled the crook of his neck. Your fingers toyed with the locks of hair running down his neck, his own hand petting your hair. “I love you so much Shouto, always and forever.”
“I love you more (Y/N), always and forever.”
After a few more minutes of enjoying each other’s presence Shouto decided to get up and take a shower himself while you started on dinner. You prepped and threw together some veggies and salmon in no time. As they sizzled and cooked you hummed from how amazing it smelt, usually you weren’t a salmon type of person but when your eyes landed on the orangey-pink colored meat you instantly were craving it. Looking around you shuddered from the cold air in the house and decided you’d make a fire in the living room fireplace as you waited. Turning the heat on the stovetop to low, you then went and put on your boots and coat before walking out the side door and into the darkness outside.
Shouto was in the bedroom, towel drying his hair while looking for clothes. He slipped on a pair of briefs then some sweats. When his hand reached out for a shirt he could hear a door opening followed by a sudden chaos. His heterochromatic eyes widened as he instantly bolted from the bedroom without a second thought. He knew something wasn’t right, he could fell it in the pit of his stomach and it made him sick. Shouto came to a halt when he reached the kitchen, his eyes took in the scene before him. Food was being unattended as it cooked, firewood was scattered across the floor before a wide-open door that bone-chilling cold air was escaping through.
“(Y/N)…” he breathed and bolted outside of the door, flames engulfing his left side to light the darkness he dove into.
“No! No! No! (Y/N)!” He screamed out, running, pushing himself hard.
The chilly air slapped his bare chest as leaves and sticks crunched and cut into the soles of his feet. Shouto didn’t feel any of it, he didn’t feel the rock he stepped on the sliced his heel, nor the thick brier bushes slicing small cuts into his arms and stomach as he charged even further into the void of the dark forest. Shouto didn’t know how far he had run into the woods, he let go of his fire just to insure he wasn’t setting his surrounding ablaze not matter how fucking much he wanted to. He wanted to burn the entire world to the ground if it meant finding you.
His heart beat rung loud in his ears and the blood in his veins full of adrenaline yet ice cold. It wasn’t until his knees finally gave out that he realized you were too far gone and out of his grasp. His screams out into the vastness of trees all fell on the ears of woodland creatures and the night sky. Tears streamed down his cheeks, hotter than lava as his teeth gritted and nails dug into the cold hard earth. His world was complete only a few minutes ago and now it was crashing down and burying him into the ground.
Chapter 20: 20.FALLEN ANGEL
The sound of vibrating is what woke Enji from his slumber, turquoise eyes fluttering open before quickly adjusting to the light of the phone buzzing away on his bedside table. He sat up and rubbed his eyes with the heel of his hand before picking up the device, glancing at the time. A small frown pulled at his lips at the fact that it was midnight and his son was calling, the picture of him and his girlfriend distinct on the screen before he sat up and slid his thumb across bottom of the screen to answer. A knot was beginning to form in his gut.
“Shouto,” Enji’s voice was still gravelly from sleep, “Everything okay?”
There was a long pause, the only sound meeting the hellflame hero’s ears being the sound of Shouto’s breathing. It sounded shaky and broken, and Enji could hear his son sniffle and sigh.
“Dad,” he said quietly, his tone one that the number one hero couldn’t quite put his finger on, “you said to call if either of us need anything, right?”
There was another pause before Shouto sighed again. “I need your help.”
Enji blinked in confusion, quickly swinging his legs over the side of the bed and turning on his lamp. “Okay, with what, son?”
The sound of Shouto grinding his teeth could be heard clearly through the phone as he tried to stifle what sounded like a whimper or cry. Enji stiffened, not sure what to do or say. Shouto wasn’t giving him much to go off of but he knew his son was upset. He repeated his question, and the sound of shattering glass over the phone made him stand.
“Shouto, tell me what’s going on! What do you need help with?”
“FINDING HER! SHE’S GONE,” Shouto yelled before he groaned in defeat, “She… She’s fucking gone. I looked, I looked everywhere but this fucking forest is too big, and too dark, she could be anywhere, dad,” his voice cracked and the younger man sniffled softly, “he could be doing anything to her…”
“Fuck,” The growl escaped Enji’s lips and he quickly walked to his dresser and began pulling out clothes. “I need you to tell me everything. Now.”
The hero got dressed and listened to his son struggle to explain the situation, sending out an alert to his agency and demanding two other heroes to make their way to the cabin. He’d have to keep the group there small just in case the villain was still watching, but Enji would have every single hero in Japan on this case if it meant finding you.
There wasn’t much Enji could do being as far away from Shouto as he was, all he could say was that everything would be okay and that they would find you; when he hung up he left his home and went to his son’s aid. The drive was excruciatingly long, Enji filling the time by calling other heroes to help and telling them to lay low and start searching immediately. He had no idea how he would deal with Shouto, the hero had never had his son reach out to him like this. He sounded so broken, and he didn’t know how to comfort him.
You had just waltzed into their lives like some kind of magic glue, helping him mend his broken relationship with his son. You were like a second daughter to Enji; the hero admired how unafraid you were regardless of the hardships you faced. Had he still been the narrow-minded ass he was before, he would have turned his nose up at you after learning you were quirkless - but even he believed that you were one of the strongest people he’d had the pleasure of meeting, quirk or not. Enji was just as scared and worried about you as Shouto was, but the Hellfire hero knew he needed to keep his composure, even if only for his son.
Enji pulled up to the cabin with a worried frown on his face. You’d have to know where the cabin was to even find this road. The fact that Dabi was able to find you only confirmed that the villain had been keeping a close eye on you and Shouto for some time. Enji was well aware of the fact that the cremation quirked man wasn’t all bark; Dabi was cunning and resourceful. He had multiple connections, eyes and ears everywhere. He hadn’t wanted to admit it, but Enji had a feeling that this was going to happen sooner or later regardless of how much security that Shouto kept on your tail. Dabi would, and obviously did, find a way.
Turquoise eyes were scanning for signs of the heavily scarred male, parking the car and turning it off before stepping into the chilly air, the wind blew hard and snow-flakes were starting to fall. He could see his son through the window, head in his hands while sitting on the couch. Enji’s heart was breaking for his son, but he couldn’t show his worry just yet. Not while Shouto was all broken up like he was. He made his way up the steps and gently knocked on the door before he entered the cabin.
The place was in total chaos. The furniture and drapery were covered in burns, and shards of ice cracked beneath his booted feet as he stepped farther into the mess. The coffee table was broken and flipped onto its top. Shouto still hadn’t moved from the couch, and Enji noticed that his hands were gripping his hair at the roots. There was a small sniffle as his son looked up at him. Enji’s heart clenched at the sight of his tear-stained face.
“I’m sorry,” Shouto muttered, shaking his head and finally lowering his arms to drape over his knees. “I’ll fix and replace everything, I just…. I lost it.”
The bigger man walked up to his son, sitting next to him and gently squeezing his shoulder. “There’s no need to apologize, Shouto. I get it.” His son scoffed at him, wiping the soot from his face as he glared at the broken ice and glass at his feet.
“No, you don’t get it! I took every precaution, every step to make sure this wouldn’t happen, and the moment I let my guard down she’s… ripped from my hands. Gone.”
“That’s not your fault, son-” Shouto shoved off his father’s hand and stood up, tugging at his hair again and beginning to pace around the room.
“How can you say that?! Of course it’s my fault! Who else’s would it be?! The one time I take my eyes off of her, dad! I brought her here to protect her from him, and he fucking took her anyway!” Shouto’s breaths were becoming shallow, his eyes filling in tears as the panic began to set in. Both of his hands were beginning to crackle with both facets of his quirk, and a broken sob spilled from his lips as he turned to look at his father.
“She’s gone, dad.”
Enji stood up, his calm expression finally dipping into the sadness and worry he was feeling.
“Shouto, we’ll find her.”
“She’s gone,” his son’s voice was thick with tears, cracking as he sat back against the wall and curled into himself. His tear-filled eyes looked at the red string around his wrist, his fingers lightly touching it and bringing even more pain into his heart.
“Shouto,” Enji’s voice was firm as he knelt in front of Shouto, “Look at me.”
One blue and one grey eyes found his set of turquoise, and Enji gently pulled his son into a hug as the younger man broke down into sobs right into his chest.
“We’ll find her. I promise.”
A massive wave of nausea woke you from a dead sleep. Quickly, you sat up and feel onto your hands and knees, hunching over as bile excreted from your lips. Eyes squinting and brimming with tears, your throat felt raw as if this was happening for a while. The substance splashed against the floor and onto your clothes, fingers digging into the wood floor as you dry heaved for a few seconds after.
“Fucking hell,” you groaned through tears, the back of your hand wiping a chunk from your lips.
The sound of a door opening and closing made your ear perk yet you didn’t have the energy to look in the direction of footsteps coming closer. “Here angel, take this water.”
Suddenly your head jerked towards that familiar dark voice, only to be met with those cursed sea blue eyes that haunt your nightmares. The blood in your body went ice cold and felt sick all over again, going back to dry heaving but nothing was coming up.
“No,” you cried and coughed, tasting blood as it was the only thing coming up, “No, this isn’t r-real. Shouto…please - ” you cried and slammed a fist onto the floor, “P-please wake me up Shouto…”
Dabi looked down on you with an empathetic expression, a hand coming up to scratch the side of his neck as he thought of what to do. “This isn’t a dream angel, it’s real,” he replied and crouched down to hand you a bottle of water, “Now drink this and go change. I put you some clothes in the bathroom, I’ll clean this up.”
“I’m not your fucking angel and I’m not drinking whatever poison you put in that shit,” you hissed and swatted at the bottle Dabi offered. Your eyes glared at his as your face scrunched up, “What the fuck have you done to me so far huh? How long have I been here?”
Rolling his eyes Dabi pushed your shoulder lightly, causing you to fall back onto your ass and sit against the wall. He then chunked the bottle of water into your lap before getting up and walking over to what looked like the bathroom. He came back with a damp rag in hand and tossed it in your face with a smirk before crouching back down before you.
“I haven’t done a damn thing besides take care of you. I’ll be honest, I tried my hardest but you fucking blew chunks on me. I’m into kinky shit but I don’t roll with fucking a girl who’s absolutely out of it like that, not even you angel. You’ve been here for a few hours, now drink your fucking water and go change so I can clean this shit up.”
You still hesitated with the water, looking it over closely. Dabi groaned and snatched the bottle from your hands, undoing the cap and taking a few swigs of it himself before handing it back over. “There, now you know it’s not poisoned.”
Gulping, you pressed the bottle to your lips and ended up downing the entire thing within seconds. Dabi stood to his feet and reached out a charred hand to you. Sitting still, you looked around the room. It looked like the inside of another cabin, maybe one that hasn’t been occupied in years but still somewhat decent. It gave you just a glimmer of hope thinking maybe you were still in the same area as Shouto and he wouldn’t be much longer. Looking back at Dabi he tilted his head, toe tapping impatiently.
“That shit doesn’t smell like roses angel but please, take your precious time!”
Glaring you finally took Dabi’s hand, he helped to pull you up to your feet with a rough tug. You grunted and roughly palmed his shoulder before brushing past him and towards the bathroom without a word. He watched on until you slammed the door shut then started to clean up the mess on the floor.
Inside the bathroom you groaned seeing there were no windows at all and no way of escaping. With a sigh you stripped the dirty clothes from your body and ran the faucet, splashing warm water onto your face and washing your hands. Looking into the mirror you cringed, your eyes were swollen from tears, the color in your cheeks completely gone. “I look like total dog shit, what the fuck is wrong with - oof!”
You hissed and gripped the sink as an intense cramp spread throughout your gut, after a few deep breaths it dissipated. “I thought I was over this shit!”
Sniffling, you located a set of clothes sitting on the counter. It was a simple white t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants. You wondered where Dabi even found these clothes but still put them on, anything was better than wearing puke stained garments. After washing your face one last time and gurgling some water you decided to exit the bathroom and found Dabi finishing up with his cleaning. He was crouched over on the floor not paying attention and you looked over to the door on the other side of him. The organ in your chest started to pump faster as you went to slyly walk towards it.
“If you want to escape then go ahead, you’ll die of hypothermia before anyone finds you though,” Dabi casually stated as he stood and walked to the door himself with a trash bag in hand. His eyes looked to you before opening the door, “Or you can wait till morning and I’ll bring you back myself, no frostbite included.”
With that he walked out the door, leaving it open and leaving you in shock. Feet dragging slowly towards the door, you peeked out of it and down a hall, eyes following Dabi as he turned a corner. You quirked a brow at his…niceness, then started to walk out and follow him. Turning the corner yourself, Dabi opened the door revealing a blizzard outside before tossing the bag into a trashcan and closing the door shut. He smirked once he saw you then walked over. As he got closer the more nervous you became, backing up until a wall was stopping you. His burned arms trapped your head, turquoise eyes scoping your face and down your body. His face was extremely close, he even leaned closer to brush the tip of his nose along your cheek.
“Dabi –“ you breathed out, feeling your heart beat at an inhuman speed, emotions and hormones running rampant in your system. The scent of him was overwhelming like spice and smoke. His warm breath on your skin had it crawling in annoyance and also in arousal. “The fuck is up with my body,” you screamed internally and biting your lip. He chuckled and nipped at your lobe, making your eyes close and roll in the back of your head with a groan.
“Tell me angel, is your body craving something,” his hand then dropped as he ran a finger up your arm and made you shudder, “Is your skin a little too sensitive right now?”
“Y-yes,” you breathed and whimpered, body and mind fighting against the other.
Dabi smirked and you gasped when his lips pressed the lightest of kisses under your jaw. You wanted to push him away, to cry, to hold him still and demand more – but actually you didn’t know what you wanted. Not until he looked you in the eye and those blue hues brought you back to another familiar orb. You looked to Dabi’s right eye, your imagination turning the color of it that same beautiful grey of Shouto’s. Your heart started to ache, tears welling up in the corners of your eyes as a hand came up to cup the stitched man’s face. Your eyes then flickered to the red string still tied around your wrist.
The man grunted when your head fell onto his shoulder and your arms wrapped under his and clutched at his back. “Shouto…I’m so sorry,” you muffled into his clothes.
Completely stunned, the villain kept his arms up and not touching you back. He honestly was just teasing you, testing out a theory he had and when you started to cry again he smirked. Arms lowering, Dabi wrapped them around you, one hand patting your head. “Well I’ll be damned, looks like you got yourself knocked up angel.”
Suddenly you stopped crying, brows knitting in confusion and eyes looking up at Dabi’s smirk. “What the fuck did you just say to me?”
He chuckled and ruffled your hair, “You’ve been throwing your guts up, a crying and emotional mess. Your skin is sensitive and you were this close to wetting your panties, if you haven’t already, and now you’re crying again.” Dabi smiled and poked the tip of your nose, “Looks like you got a little hero inside of you, and I don’t mean Shouto.”
“What the fuck do you – get off of me you ass!” You growled and pushed Dabi away, this only made him laugh and put his hands up in surrender.
You didn’t know what to do or where to go, mind trying to puzzle together what the stitched villain had just suggested. It was asinine, there was no way! Your eyes then found a fridge and you realized the two of you were in a kitchen. With a huff you stormed over to the appliance and opened it, shocked that there was food in it. There was a pizza box and you scoffed before grabbing it.
“How long have you been here exactly?”
“Same time as you, but this isn’t about me. How long have you been sick?”
You looked at Dabi with wide eyes and a piece of cold pizza hanging from your mouth, “Whoa, wait, hold the fucking phone –“ you mumbled and removed the food. “No, we’re talking about you first! What do you mean ‘same time as you’?”
“It’s not fucking rocket science angel, ever since the station you haven’t left my sight. Even with all of Shouto’s extra guard dogs. I could know your every move if I wanted and when I found out he was bringing you here, all alone without those guards I took it upon myself to take a vacation as well.”
“And why did you take me? You obviously don’t plan on killing me, and you’re being – well nice to me.”
Dabi shrugged his shoulders and walked closer, opening the pizza box and grabbing a slice for himself. “Well, at first I just wanted to take you for a few hours to have some fun. I don’t know why but ever since I first saw you that night, I just had to have you for myself. And I planned on really making it worth your while too angel,” he smirked and you rolled your eyes. “But my plan backfired when you showered me in vomit. I could tell you were pretty out of it and like I said I’m not down with that. I may be a piece of shit but I’m not that low. After you threw up for a bit you were kind of delirious, crying and begging for your hero to wake you up until you actually fell asleep. I don’t know – I just, once I had what I wanted, you, I couldn’t do anything but make take care of you, I wasn’t going to just let you wallow in vomit. And now, that you got a bun in the oven, I’m in even deeper shit.”
“I’m not pregnant,” you snapped and then went to eat your pizza, leaning back against the counter next to Dabi and sighing, “I’m just sick. There’s no way.”
Dabi chuckled and picked off a piece of pepperoni before tugging at it with his teeth and giving you a smirk. “Look angel, when you fuck someone raw and don’t pull out, ever, it’s bound to happen that you get knocked up.”“You don’t shit about mine and Shouto’s sex life, so shut up!”
“I know way more than you think. Like how fucking amazing that little black outfit looked on you earlier.”
You choked on the bite of food you went to swallow, quickly turning to lean over the sink and cough it up. Every muscle ached and your esophagus was raw causing a groan to escape you. Dabi only smiled once you looked to him. “How could he have known about -” you stopped thinking then blushed violently.
“Oh my god – fucking Shouto, I told him to close the curtains to that damn window!”
“Aww, then I wouldn’t have been able to see the cute little faces you made, or how well you rode Shouto. Even if I won’t be able to fuck you, just watching was enough,” Dabi chuckled and pinched your cheek, earning a growl and snap of teeth. “But my point is, if that’s how you fuck every time and you fuck often, which I don’t doubt, then you’re totally pregnant, there’s no other explanation.”
“Can you stop saying ‘fuck’ you fuck! I’m just getting over an illness. I’ve been sick for the past few weeks, it was finally going away until you decided to just snatch me out of the blue. It’s just my nerves, that’s it.”
Dabi shrugged and scratched the side of his neck, “Are you late?”
“Are you a fucking doctor? Stop asking me questions.”
Dabi rolled his eyes and groaned, finishing his slice then tossing the crust into the pizza box. “Whatever, all I’m saying is you’re probably 99.9% knocked up. You’re sick as fuck, literally. In the few hours I’ve spent with you, you’ve already gone from being sad to horny, back to sad and now being a brat,” he continued while walking to the fridge and grabbing a beer, “Plus you’re on your 3rd slice of pizza already in like what – not even 2 minutes, it’s like you aren’t even chewing just inhaling.”
You stiffened and looked down to your hands at the half-eaten slice of pizza then down to the box, sure enough there were 2 pieces of crust next to Dabi’s. Taking a deep breath in and out you placed the food back into the box and pushed it away. Your thoughts ran amuck and put all the obvious but jumbled pieces together. You and Shouto had a very active sex life and not to mention a very ‘condom-free’ one at that. Getting pregnant just never occurred to either of you, especially not with everything that had been going on, you didn’t have time to just relax and think about anything else other than if the fucker, standing only a few feet from you, was anywhere close by and plotting to take you, which – he did. Your periods were also very irregular so if it was late it wouldn’t have even thrown you off.
“Look, I’m sure this isn’t the picture perfect scenario you pictured when finding out you’re carrying your first child but – “ Dabi started.
“But what, huh?” You snapped, eyes glaring at Dabi and fists clenching. “None of this had to happen Dabi, not just you going after some little fantasy and taking me just because you wanted to act like a child and have what wasn’t yours, but me even being here! I never would’ve met Shouto had I not escaped, I wouldn’t be in all this shit and endangering him had I not escaped. I should’ve just tucked my tail between my legs and stayed with that monster until my dying day…if it meant not bringing Shouto into this fucked up mess, I’d do it all over again just to save him.
”Dabi quirked a brow, guilt slowly but surely creeping into his mind and body. He scratched his temple with the tip of the beer bottle, unsure of what to say. “Save him from what (Y/N)?”
“From me you mor – ah!”
Dabi’s blue eyes widened as he watched your knees buckle and your hand fly to your stomach, before you could fall he quickly sat down his bottle and was catching you by the shoulders. You went to stand without his help, swatting him away but another intense cramp shot through your body. Dabi ignored your protests and scooped you into his arms, walking out of the kitchen and back towards the bedroom. One of his hands came to feel your forehead and he cursed under his breath from feeling how warm you were.
“I’m sorry,” he spoke.
Exhaustion and fatigue were flooding your system, causing your head to lay against Dabi’s chest, breathing in and out slowly until the queasiness and cramp passed. Soon you were being laid down on a soft futon, your nostrils picking up a faint scent a detergent and wood. Groaning you instantly curled up the second Dabi removed his arms and walked to the bathroom. A few seconds later he came back with a cool damp rag, his fingers brushed your hair out the way and placed the rag on your forehead.
“You’re right, I did act like a child by taking you. I thought I had a certain goal in mind once I got you here but I don’t know, once I actually had you, I wasn’t sure what to do anymore. I guess maybe – I just liked the chase, having something to occupy my free time.”
You looked at Dabi as he sat on the floor next to you, knees pulled up and arms hanging from them, a sigh left from your mouth and you rolled over onto your back, hand coming up and pressing the cool rag more to your head, “Or maybe you were just lonely. I don’t expect you wanting to just talk to and have a heart to heart with your villain buddies, right?”
Dabi smirked and looked at you, “I guess I could’ve gone about this a better way, but you know heroes and villains don’t mix well. I don’t know what it is about you but that night you didn’t look at me in fear but – with curiosity. I mean yeah you’re probably a real good fuck but – “
“DABI OH MY GOD,” you exclaimed before chuckling, “You really need to get laid huh? Look, if it makes you feel any better, IF I wasn’t in a very serious relationship with someone and you came around, I’d probably be all over you. I won’t lie, I didn’t get horny around you just because of…pregnancy hormones.”
Tilting his head, the man chuckled, “So, you’re accepting it finally, baby mama?”
You chunked the rag at the villain and smirked, turning over onto your side and propping up on one elbow with a sigh. “I mean, you said it yourself, all the signs are there. Mood swings, nausea, fatigue, puking my guts up. I was spotting earlier and I can’t really remember my last cycle. I’ve had these strange feelings in my stomach but until today they were very minute, almost just like super tiny flutters or small cramps that aren’t really uncommon. Today though, they just escalated, like just now I don’t wanna say it’s a kick because if I am pregnant I don’t think I’m but a few weeks, but that pain it was crazy.”
Rubbing the side of his neck Dabi seemed to look away, almost with a somber and regretful expression. “With you being pregnant, this stress isn’t good for you. Your nerves are wrecked I’m sure and that’s having some negative side effects. You need to rest and take it easy honestly.”
Your eyes darted to him and he looked at you then held up his hands with a sheepish grin, “I know, I know, this is all my fault. Look I meant it earlier, when I said I’m sorry. I won’t be such a dick anymore, I swear. Your fucking boyfriend and his father are already going to throttle me and once they find out you’re carrying little Shouto Jr. I’m done for. But the least I can do is make sure you relax and get that rest for the next few hours to prevent any more harm on you and the little shit inside of you.”
The stitched man then stood to his feet and you looked up at him, somewhat shocked but at the same time not shocked? This whole time you should’ve been screaming and fearing for your life, but just like at the station you didn’t exactly feel that overwhelming fear. If anything you felt as if Dabi were an odd friend, maybe even another – guardian angel, well more like a fallen guardian angel. He walked towards the door, mentioning something about getting you some water and looking for some possible meds. Before he could exit the room you sat up on your palm and called out to him. He stopped and turned, his sea-blue eyes locking onto your own (e/c) ones. This time you didn’t shudder or think back to those nightmares, instead you felt, ‘okay’ – safe even.
With a smirk you reached for the blanket at the end of the futon then spread it out over yourself, “Return me in one piece and I’ll tell my baby daddy and future father-in-law not to throttle you. Maybe slap you around a bit but not throttle.”
Dabi chuckled and rolled his eyes, “You got a deal angel, now rest.”
After Dabi returned with some water and crackers he found, that surprisingly weren’t expired and stale, the two of you sat up and talked for at least another hour. You talked about random things, his quirk, your life, how he was actually quite the prankster in his villain group and about you and Shouto. It felt like two people playing 20 questions, when you’d ask something that was too personal Dabi would just deflect it or say something that made absolutely no sense. Eventually you become more tired, slowly melting into the futon and curling into the blanket. Dabi talked among himself and watched, waited, until you were for sure fast asleep. With a smirk Dabi leaned over to collect your empty water bottle and finished package of crackers, he tucked the blanket under you a little tighter when a drafty chill filled the room from a small hole in the shitty construction.
The man stood and walked out of the bedroom to dispose of the trash in his hands. With a sigh he grabbed another bottle of water, just in case you woke up and needed it then headed back down the hall to the bedroom to try and sleep himself. As his fingers turned off the switch in the kitchen and he mindlessly made his way out, he didn’t notice the clawed hand print on one of the windows that was slowly dissipating as the snow fell hard outside.
Chapter 21: 21.FOUND
*I’d also like to shoutout to my best friend and beta reader @fl0wersforaphrodite who helped me out tremendously with this chapter, the majority of it is of her own creation. So thank you once again boo, I couldn’t have done this without you!
*Warning: There is a good amount of blood and gore in this chapter, as well as violence.*
The gears of the door lock quietly clicked as it was picked open from the outside and opened slowly, letting a harsh cold breeze swoop in. A set of gleaming hazel eyes scanned the inside of the kitchen that you and Dabi were seen in just a few hours ago to find it completely dark, quiet and empty.
A bandaged face splits into a deranged smirk, before an equally bandaged hand waves in another hulking body. The two intruders advanced down the hall that lead to the bedroom, their feet silent against the floor as the bandaged man held a finger to his hidden lips while he used his free one to grip the tarnished doorknob.
His heart was pounding now, the sick excitement giving his eyes a crazed look. You were right there, in the next room. Waiting for him to absolutely fucking wreck you for that stupid bullshit you pulled when you had the nerve to leave him.
He was going to pay you back for that, and he didn’t necessarily care how.
“The second you open that door, you silence him and grab the girl, got it?”
The huge man grunts with a nod. “Yeah, I got it. You got my cash you fucking mummy?”
A thick stack of bills was shoved into the other man’s shoulder. After stowing away the money in their own pocket he opened the door, before he moved over to your peacefully sleeping form he snapped his fingers, letting his employer know it was the perfect time to pounce.
Your unconscious body was carelessly yanked up from the futon, causing you to jolt awake. “Dabi what the fuck,” you groaned before your eyes could open up to see it wasn’t the stitched man holding you.
It was a man you’d never seen before, he was massive and had you turned around with ease, back pressed into his chest as he kept a vice grip around you. You could have sworn your heart stopped, panic crawling up your spine.
“Who the fuck, Dabi what’s –,” you words went flat upon seeing a man knelt before the cremation villain as he pulled a rag and bottle from his coat.
He was covered from what looked like head to toe in bandages, his face, neck, arms, hands, even his ankles that peeked out from the ends of the jeans he wore. Your eyes then focused on his clawed fingers as he held the rag to the open bottle and dosed it with a liquid. Your heart stopped and body went weak at the sight of those familiar claws, the blood in your veins turned to ice at the dangerous chuckle that left his lips while those hazel eyes turned to look in your direction with a crazed glint in them. Your knees gave out, and you would have fallen to the floor if there wasn’t someone holding you up.
“Hey sweetness, miss me?”
You felt sick, the terror in your eyes seeming to make the wicked delight in Lucas’s increase tenfold. The scream ripped its way up your throat as you thrashed against the beast of a man holding you.
“No, no, no! Da-Dabi, please,” your words faltered as the sleeping man didn’t seem to hear you, but they finally found their footing once the drenched rag was making its way towards his face, “DABI WAKE THE FUCK UP PLEASE!!!”
Tears were beginning to stream down your face as your nails ripped into the hoodie sleeve of the man that was holding you prisoner.
A hot mouth was the pressed against the shell of your ear and a massive hand wrapped around your throat, pulling your head back against the stranger who still held you. You could feel the smile growing on his face as he whispered to you, your body trembling. “Scream all you want baby girl. He won’t be able to hear you until I snap my fingers.”
The nausea was beginning to roil in your gut, and the terror coursing through your veins made it impossible to try and hold it back.
Breathing hard through tear filled eyes, your mind was racing at the unbelievable situation unfolding before you. Too many emotions were flooding your system, fear, panic, anger, sadness. All over again your nerves were quickly becoming fried, bile making its way up and out onto the floor, where you soon found yourself as the stranger released you with a disgusted groan.
“Fucking gross, Lucas, I didn’t sign up for this shit.”
Fighting through the sickness you crawled closer to Dabi’s still sleeping form, a hand reaching out to touch him. Soon your knees were pulled out from under you though as the stranger grabbed your ankles and yanked but you were able to swat at Dabi’s dark hair just enough to stir him. His sea blue eyes slowly fluttered open with a groan that was quickly muffled by Lucas placing the rag over his mouth. For once you saw panic in Dabi’s eyes as they widened to look at the man towering above him. Blue flames were suddenly blazing as a hand went up to shove Lucas away, it caught him off guard for a second, burning the bandages on his face. With a growl Lucas sank his fangs into Dabi’s palm, causing the stitched villain to let out a muffled cry. You watched on in horror, body being pinned down as those blue eyes looked to you with sadness, getting heavier and heavier by the second. Dabi tried to mumble something to you as his body grew weaker from Lucas draining his strength but in no time the man was out cold.
Lucas dropped Dabi’s bloody hand to the ground, sighing and wiping the crimson from his lips and staining the bandages on his body. He stood to his feet and let the rag fall from his hand as he turned to look at you, a maniacal grin growing on his face.
“Is this man hurting you baby,” he asked while crouching down before you and the hulking man holding you down.
You turned to look away from him, hot tears flowing from your eyes and drool seeping from your lips. Something cold and hard was then pressed under your chin and turning it to face him, you went rigid after realizing that cold sensation was from the barrel of a gun being flushed against your hot skin.
“I asked you a question (Y/N), is this disgusting pig hurting you?”
“Stop playing around Lucas and fucking kill her al –.”
As the man’s words were cut off there was a ringing in your ears, reverberating throughout your entire skull. Sitting up on shaking arms, more vomit emerged from your body and splashed onto the floor beneath you. Lucas dropped the gun and rose to his feet, walking over to the dead man on the floor, digging through his pockets and getting the wad of bills he had given to him before. The ringing started to die down and you wiped your mouth and tried to crawl back over to Dabi.
“Get the fuck back over here,” Lucas snarled as he grabbed your elbow roughly, his claws piercing through your skin.
You cried out from the pain and were soon face to face with your past. Those hazel eyes burned with rage and the seared bandages exposed the deranged smile that he held. Your own eyes widened upon seeing burned skin underneath the dressings that stretched all over.
“W-what happened to you?”
Lucas brought his other hand up to your cheek, brushing his knuckles against the hot skin of your face before wiping the vomit and drool from your lips. “I told you, time and time again, that I’d go through hell and back for you! After that piece of shit failed to deliver you back into my hands and decided to go after you for himself he thought he could dispose of me, but obviously as your pretty eyes can tell, I’m still fucking here. It didn’t take much to follow him myself, even the great Dabi slips up here and there.”
You gasped when Lucas nuzzled your neck, his hands and arms wrapping around you like the predator he was. The monster inhaled your scent deeply, groaning as he kissed and nipped at your sensitive skin. You trembled in his hold, tears streaming and sobs being choked down. All you wanted was to be back in bed with Shouto, back in his arms, safe and protected from the world. Your eyes looked to the red string, still wrapped around your wrist as they were clutched to your chest, making more sobs spill from within. He lifted you off the floor and forced your legs around his waist before slamming you up against the wall.
“L-Lucas please – ah!”
Teeth were puncturing the juncture of your neck, Lucas nuzzling to bury his fangs deeper into your flesh before slowly drinking. You couldn’t hold back your loud cries anymore, sheer sobs and screams erupted from your lungs as Lucas continued to bite all over your neck and shoulders, drenching the white shirt you wore in blood.
“You taste different,” he growled in your ear, nuzzling your cheek and proceeding to smear your blood over the skin. “Why do you taste different?”
“I-I don’t know, please-” you pushed at his shoulders in an attempt to put some space between the pair of you, and he chuckled at the feeble attempt before he froze.
And you screamed at those cursed claws digging into the flesh of your forearm as he holds your hand up between the two of you.
“…What’s this, pet?”
His voice is little above a whisper now, those hazel eyes looking over the red string around your wrist.
You glance between him and your wrist, heart pounding and mentally praying that you don’t make the minuscule (and probably already lit) fuse to his temper explode.
“It’s a bracelet, Lucas.” Your voice didn’t have the conviction you were trying so hard to have. Shouto would have wanted you to be strong. He was coming, you knew he was.
“Did that fucking hero give it to you?”
You didn’t respond.
You didn’t need to.
The tentative ‘affection’ in his eyes seemed to melt into the beast underneath in slow motion. Lucas roared at you, hand around your throat before he threw you to the ground. Your yelp of pain made that deranged look in his eyes come back in full swing.
“You are mine! ” His snarl has your heart pounding, and his nostrils flare as he bares his teeth. “How many times do I have to tell you that, huh?"
He walked up to you, growling as you made yet another feeble attempt to back away from him. The feel of his calloused hands gripping your chin made tears pool in your eyes, and the force of the following slap makes your head snap to the side. “How many times, (Y/N)? Answer me! ”
You feel his claws dig into your cheek as he grabs you again, forcing you to face him. The nausea is crawling up the back of your throat as he leans in close, his free hand moving to your shirt and using his claws to rip it open. You start sobbing as he forces you to the ground by your throat, his knees pinning down your legs so you can’t writhe.
Those same claws are then carving into your flesh. Again, and again, and again.
MINE. MINE. MINE.
Your chest. Your arms. Your stomach. Your thighs.
MINE. MINE. MINE.
He doesn’t even seem to care as he lets go of your throat and you empty the contents of your stomach onto the concrete, simply flipping you onto your stomach as he continues his morbid masterpiece.
MINE. MINE. MINE.
His breathing is ragged, eyes lit with wicked delight as he finds his sick pleasure in scarring you despite the repeated emptying of your gut. His sick pleasure in claiming you.
You’re screaming. You’re screaming so hard that your throat is raw and your nails are breaking in your attempts to escape this maniac, you don’t know how long you’ve been fighting and then it finally comes out in a broken sob.
But Lucas only laughs, his claws only carving deeper as he leans forward to your ear despite your dry heaving. “The hero isn’t coming to save you, sweetness. Did you really think you could hide behind him forever?”
There’re rivulets of blood running down your arms as you sob, your vision blurry as you shake your head. It’s more to deny, to pray, this is just a nightmare instead of it truly happening. But Lucas, your walking nightmare, doesn’t know that.
“Of course you didn’t, baby. You know who you belong to, don’t you?” He yanks the red bracelet off of your wrist and tosses it to the side. It lands next to Dabi, and you cry out at the loss before your eyes meet a set of enraged turquoise.
Your breath catches in your throat, but Dabi holds a finger in front of his mouth before glancing at Lucas, who’s looking over his handiwork.
‘Keep going, ’ he mouths at you.
So you turn onto your back, looking up at Lucas and sniffling.
“You’re right,” you croak, “I should have known better, baby. I’m s-so sorry for running.” Surprise lights those hazel eyes before that sick grin pulls at his lips. He allows you to sit up.
“I knew you’d come around,” he purrs, his arms coming around you in a possessive hug as you watch Dabi slowly stand. You pat Lucas’s back, the cremation villain looking at the bandaged man in disgust before you gently pull away. Bandaged fingers brush your cheek and you give a forced smile as you scoot back under the guise of adjusting yourself.
“There’s a special place in hell for people like you.” Dabi growls out in a tone that makes you shudder, and you scramble out of the way as Lucas snaps around just a moment too late.
The blue flame wastes no time in its strike.
“Shouto, over there!”
A set of grey and blue eyes quickly snap in the direction of Enji’s voice, they widen upon seeing smoke and blue flames in the short distance. His heart drops into his gut but he’s quick to react and bolt off towards the fire. Enji is quickly by his side, both of their feet trudging in the deep snow and faces getting pelted by the harsh cold wind.
“That has to be them, we need to hurry,” Shouto shouted through the weather.
Enji nodded and the two pressed on, side by side. After searching for almost half a day they finally had hope. Enji was sure Dabi couldn’t have gotten far, he had to be staying somewhere nearby the cabin, staking and watching your every move until the right moment. He’d have a place to bring you back to, he wasn’t the type to just do his business out in the open. The hell flame hero pulled out his phone mid-sprint, calling the others and demanding they get ambulances there as soon as possible just in case.
Shouto’s own heart was doing all sorts of flips, lurching around in fear and also happiness. He had no doubt you were at the source of the fire and the thought of finally seeing your face again, holding you so fucking close in his arms and having you back, it was all he needed to fuel his own fire. He needed to get to you and fast, he had to make sure you were alright and needed to take you home.
The pair kept running for a few more meters until a run-down cabin came into sight. The back of it was quickly caving in on itself from the blue flames engulfing the old structure. Quickly Shouto stomped his right foot to the ground, getting ready to send a wall of ice in the direction of flames but Enji stopped him.
“Wait, there’s movement over here, someone is coming out.”
Shouto looked in the direction his father pointed, he could see a person exiting the fire and smoke, lazily and struggling to stay up as they held another body in their hands. Shouto froze when he saw the familiar (h/c) tresses that were swaying back and forth in the firelight and blood – so much blood. He finally made out the other person to be Dabi. The villain was stumbling until out of no where another massive man came out, a battle cry leaving his mouth as he tackled Dabi to the ground, making him drop you in the snow. A strained cry left your lips as you reached and called out to Dabi.
“Get the fuck out of here (Y/N), run,” he screamed out, swatting your hand away as Lucas was starting to lay into him in a fit of rage.
“Shouto –, “ Enji hissed, his wide hands gripping his son by the shoulders and shaking him out of his trance.
“W-why is he telling her to run, I don’t understand,” Shouto breathed out.
“We don’t have time to question that son, we need to get her and subdue them understand? Your priority is her, you grab her while they’re both preoccupied and you run to get help, you do not stop or fight, I will take care of the other two.”
Swallowing the lump in his throat Shouto nodded, Enji smirked and pulled his son's forehead to his, “You get her and you bring her home!”
“ I will, ” Shouto replied before they broke and made their way closer to you and the two fighting men.
Still going unnoticed, Shouto made his way through the brush in your direction, while Enji kept a safe distance. The entire time Shouto’s eyes were on you, your body shivered in the cold as the shirt you were was in shreds and barely even a shirt anymore. The only reason it was hanging on was from how soaked with blood it was, that it stuck to your skin. The half and half hero was caught in the middle of rage and distraught. The scene was so much worse than in the alley way, as he got closer he could make out bruises, your cut lip and cheek, the white snow beneath you turning ruby red.
He’s so close to you now and his heart is pounding as he holds back a cry. The sound of snow crunching under his boot, causes you to lazily turn your head and look in his direction. He freezes when your (e/c) eyes are on him, he can see the relief immediately flooding your face as you muster up every ounce of strength to give him a shred of a smile.
“T-there you are R-roki,” you crooned lowly and letting your cheek fall to the snow with a sigh.
Shouto softened his own gaze and slowly crawls to you, his hands finally on your crimson-soaked skin and rubbing away all your fears as you melt into his touch. A tear falls from his eye and lands on your cheek.
“Fucking Dabi, I’ll kill him,” he growls under his breath while pulling your limp and trembling body into his arms.
You nuzzle his chest and grip onto his shirt, letting your head fall back onto his arm. “Shouto – no. H-he didn’t do – “
“Get your fucking hands off of what’s mine hero!”
Shouto snaps his head up to see a deranged looking man pulling Dabi’s neck from his face before letting his weak body fall to the blood-stained snow. He smiles and wipes his dirty mouth with the back of his hand, charred bandages hanging from his severely burned skin.
“She already got away from me once and I’ll fucking kill us both before I let that happen again, she’s mine, give her back!”
Before Lucas could lunge for you and Shouto a burst of hell flames cut him off, causing him to back track with a yell. Dabi stirred slightly and took his chance to kick Lucas’s feet out from under him and grip a hand around his throat, letting his quirk slowly heat up the bastards already burnt skin.
“Shouto get her out of here now,” Enji bellows as he makes his way to Dabi and Lucas.
Your lover went to protest until he felt a cold and shivering hand touching his cheek, looking down you looked back to him and tried to smirk. “Listen to your f-father for once Five P-pee-pee.”
Shouto huffs out something between a laugh and choke, he then cradles you close to his chest and immediately apologizes as you flinch and whimper in pain. Before leaving though he screams for his father to move, Enji quirks a brow then nods when he see’s his son sending a line of ice in his direction. Soon, both Lucas and Dabi are encased in a frozen cocoon and made immobile. Shouto goes to run off but you haphazardly call out to Enji, making him stop as you grip his chest and tell him to wait.
“En-Enji, don’t hurt D-Dabi please – he s-saved me.”
Both Shouto and Enji look from you and to Dabi who’s lazily smirking as he coughs, “Don’t worry angel, I can get myself out of this mess.”
Shouto glares at the villain briefly until you start to break into a fit of coughs, he wastes no more time and quickly makes his way back through the woods and towards safety. To help ease his run, he makes an ice path and glides along it down hills and slopes, hoping to make for better time as you’re quickly slipping in and out of consciousness.
The hero himself is so overwhelmed at the moment, he has you in his arms but he won’t be satisfied until you’re in the back of an ambulance and getting healed. During the run he takes glances at your body, making out carvings on your skin. It’s too dark for him to fully read them but still they make his blood boil and his stomach churn. How long did you lay there and scream for him, waiting, hour after endless hour. His thoughts are broken when he hears you panting, trying to stay awake.
“Hey beautiful, I need you to stay with me okay, focus on my voice.”
“I-I knew y-you’d come for me,” you cough up and try to nuzzle more into his hold as your teeth chatter and body trembles.
Shouto presses his cheek to your forehead and can feel you breaking into a cold sweat so he activates his left side just enough to break the chill in your body, your head still lulling from side to side in his arms and on his chest.
“B-baby,” you mumble before letting your hand fall from his neck and to your stomach.
“What is it (Y/N),” he replies and shifts you in his hold so he can hear you better.
“The b-baby, Roki-,“ you fell into a fit of coughs before looking back up at him with dazed eyes. "We have to make sure it’s okay - we g-gotta make sure the b-baby is okay, Shouto,” you spoke in a breathy tone, your (e/c) eyes drooping before you passed out and became a dead weight in Shouto’s arms.
Caught off guard the man stumbles, almost tripping and falling face first into the snow but he catches his footing and stops, panting and looking to you with confusion. His heart skips a beat as he stares down at you, frozen in place as he begins to tremble softly.
Chapter 22: 22. FINALE
Intense turquoise eyes looked at the patch of snow that your body had occupied only seconds ago, it was painted red - no, it was drenched in red. Enji could only imagine how deep the blood had soaked through the cold matter, possibly all the way down to the hard earth that lay beneath it. The hero wasn’t ever truly ever bothered by blood, not the sight nor the smell, but to see the liquid soaking your clothes, staining your skin; to see it staining his son’s clothes and his own hands as he held you - it bothered him.
He had failed not only his son, but he failed you as well. If only he had drove faster, searched faster, if only he had been faster period then just maybe you wouldn’t have been harmed. Enji was already the indirect cause of his own son’s wounds, now you were added to that list.
“Hey human-furnace, you gonna help me out here? I’m still a little too weak or else I’d do it my damn self.”
Enji cringed at the smug voice calling out to him, his massive fist clenching and teeth gritting as his flames ignited even more.
“Oh - did I strike a match,” Dabi chuckled.
Enji revved around to face the cremation villain, his massive leg blazing hot as it struck against the ice cocoon and shattered it into pieces. Dabi’s body weakly rolled out from it and was quickly picked up by the throat, eyes that matched his own staring back at him.
“I should throttle you right now boy,” Enji growled.
Dabi coughed on his short supply of air, a smug grin still gracing his features as his hands wrapped around the massive one holding him up. “..b-but you won’t, isn’t that right?”
“En-Enji, don’t hurt D-Dabi please – he s-saved me.”
Your one request played back in the hellflame hero’s head. His teeth bared as he shucked Dabi down into the snow and replaced his hand with a booted foot on his chest, pressing and keeping the male from evading him.
“Why did you tell her to run, wasn’t this all your doing in the first place?”
Dabi sighed, letting is head fall back with a soft thud into the snow, “Technically. I was going to bring her back once this shitty weather slacked off but that piece of shit came and fucked everything up. I was never going to hurt her just have fun and then - well I just - ugh fuck chief!”
Enji crushed Dabi’s chest harder under his boot, “You fucked everything up by taking her in the first place. Spare me your epiphany, I don’t care. Be thankful for her kindness, it’s your only saving grace.”
With that Enji finally let up and stalked away from Dabi. The villain sat up, coughing and groaning as he brushed off his shirt. Slowly he stumbled to his feet, stretching and cracking his bones as he walked towards Lucas still in his own ice prison.
“I was blessed by an angel, I know. Now excuse me while I burn this fucker to ash,” Dabi sneered as he looked upon a grinning Lucas and the flames from his palm slowly flickered to life.
Enji shoved the male to the side, throwing him off balance as he was still slightly woozy from the blood drain. Dabi groaned and glared at the towering hero.
“You won’t be doing anything, I’ll be taking him in and he’ll rot in Tartarus.”
“Look I understand you’re a hero big guy and that ‘ justice’ is your thing, but I can still kill him. There’s no sense in keeping him alive. Did you see what he did to her back there, the mother of your future bouncing baby grandkid!”
Enji’s head whipped in Dabi’s direction, disbelief washing over his face and his flames suddenly going off as if someone hosed him down with a fire extinguisher.
“I-I’m sorry, what?”
Dabi flashed a shit eating grin and nodded, “Oh yeah, congratulations, your son isn’t firing any blanks.”
A laugh escaped from Lucas as he listened on, “That’s why she tasted different, had I known I would’ve taken care of the little spawn myself.”
Enji eyed Lucas, the blood in his veins bubbling over and boiling as his flames reignited. His fist came down in a blaze of glory, straight to Lucas’s mouth. The hero could feel every single tooth plucking flee from his gums and shooting down his throat. Lucas violently coughed up the teeth, blood spewing from his lips and down his shirt, dribbling down the ice.
Dabi shrugged, “Well, I guess he can’t bite if he doesn’t have teeth.”
“Do you ever shut up?” Enji groaned, cracking his knuckles and stepping away from the now toothless man.
With a sigh Dabi finally waved off the hero, turning on his feet to walk away before stopping and gritting his teeth.
“You know, if he stays alive, his idiotic followers are bound to come after him. They’re fucking nuts, I know, and they won’t hesitate to try and free him or do his bidding from the outside.”
Enji scoffed, melting the ice that encased Lucas who was now almost unconscious from pain, “They can try.”
That was all Enji had left to say before turning on his own heels and making his way back to the family cabin. Dabi shook his head, rubbing the side of his neck as he continued to walk as well.
“Stupid old man.”
The sound of steady beeping is the first thing you heard when you woke. It smelled sterile instead of damp musk like the cabin, and your eyes snapped open as the panic took over you. Lucas carving into your flesh and Dabi’s fiery rescue played back through your mind, and you inhaled deeply before your (e/c) eyes darted around the room then looked down at yourself. The beeping of the heart monitor next to you sped up gradually.
You were in a hospital gown, IV in your arm.
No Lucas to be found.
The monitor returned to normal as the new information sunk in.
You looked at your arms, fingers tugging softly on the collar of your gown to look at your chest before you pulled your blanket to the side to look at your thighs. Several new small scars, half a letter here and there… but the word ‘ mine’ had been erased from your skin. That fact alone made you tear up, but you wiped your eyes to look at the sleeping form next to you. Clothes wrinkled, dark circles under his eyes. Red and white hair a mess.
Shouto. Your Shouto.
A small smile pulled on your lips as you looked over him, his head rested on his arms next to you on the bed. He looked exhausted, and you itched to run your fingers through his dual-colored locks, but instead decided to let him sleep. The familiar sound of Enji speaking quietly met your ears as you heard him slip into the room.
His turquoise eyes widened as he saw you, and you lifted your hand in a small wave as he walked up the the opposite side of the bed. He glanced at Shouto before giving a rare smile, gently taking your hand in his much larger one.
“When did you wake up? How are you feeling?” He murmured.
“Just a few minutes ago. And I feel fine, you don’t have to worry, Enji. Truly.” You squeezed his hand softly, and he nodded before leaning down and kissing the top of your head.
“Good. I’m glad. You sit tight, I’m gonna go get the doctor, alright?” You nodded, and he gave your hand a last squeeze before turning and walking back out the door.
You looked back at Shouto, thinking back at how you met him during your interview. The smile crawled onto your face as you thought about how he almost froze your hand with his nerves and how his quirk still glitches around you sometimes. There was something about him that truly made you feel like it was fate that brought you two together, not just your scars on matching sides or how you two came together like magnets. No matter what happened, Shouto was there to help you through it all.
You finally laced your fingers gently into his hair, stroking the strands affectionately back into place. It’s several seconds before you hear him grumble softly at being woken up, his eye cracking open and looking around before landing on you. You smiled as he snapped up, immediately sitting up and looking over you.
“You’re awake!” His voice was more like a croak, and you laughed softly before gently motioning him up for a hug.
“Hi Roki,” You whispered, loving the way his arms felt around you and the comfort they brought. He kissed your forehead and gave you a tender smile.
“I was so worried,” he said softly, gently cupping your cheek as you looked at your hands. His face fell as your eyes locked onto your wrist, a guilty expression painting your features. “What’s the matter?”
“The bracelet you gave me,” you said sadly, lifting your hand to show him. “He took it off.”
Shouto gently lifted your face to look at him again, “Shhh, it’s just a piece of string, we can replace it. I’m just glad you’re okay.” He replied and pressed his forehead to yours.
Your hands hung from his wrists, thumbs brushing his cool and warm skin with a smile as you whispered. “I knew you’d find me Shouto.”
“I’ll always find you.”
Nodding, your head tilted into him as you went to kiss each other after what felt like ages. You were breathing okay but if you could get just one kiss from him then all the oxygen in you would be replenished. Just as his soft lips brushed your own though, a light knock came at the door before the knob was being turned. Like two teenagers being caught, your heads hung low with defeated sighs. Shouto kissed your cheek and sat back up straight, turning to see his father and the doctor walking in, both of your hands firmly gripped in his own in your lap.
“The doctor just needs to do a quick check-up,” Enji stated with an apologetic smile.
You nodded and Shouto hesitantly moved from the bed, allowing the doctor full access to you. He listened to your heartbeat and breathing then checked your temperature.
“How are you feeling,” he asked.
“I feel okay, just a little tired and I’m hungry, really hungry.”
Shouto chuckled, “Of course you are, when he gets done we’ll order you some food. Whatever you want.”
The doctor then went on to explain that they healed all your cuts the best they could, the only major scar left behind was on your lower back from when Lucas had practically impaled his claws into your flesh. By now, scars were nothing to you though, if anything they made you feel alive, simply because you were alive. Among the multiple cuts Lucas inflicted, he did drain a decent amount of blood from your body that needed to be replaced and the doctor explained further on that.
“Of course we needed to run a few tests just to make sure you were okay from all the bites, Mr. Todoroki here also mentioned something about you saying there was a baby, so we took this information as something to test as well while we were at it for safety precautions of course.”
Your heart stopped suddenly and your hand squeezed Shouto’s. He grunted and looked at you, a hand coming up and combing through your hair. “Are you okay?”
Looking up to him you nodded and sheepishly smiled. “I’m fine Shouto, I just sort of forgot all about that. I don’t remember too much after you showed up. What exactly did I say?”
The half and half hero smirked and kissed the top of your head.
“It’s kind of funny, all you said was ‘ baby ’ and at first I thought you were calling out to me. Then you mumbled about needing to check on the baby and make sure it’s alright.”
Your head fell in embarrassment. “Oh god Shouto - I’m so sorry.”
“What, why are you sorry?”
“Well that’s not exactly how I wanted to tell you, I can only imagine what you thought. I mean I don’t even know if you want kids, or even like them, we’ve never had this talk before. This is crazy though right - if I’m really pregnant? I mean Dabi is the one who brought it up in the first place. I didn’t believe him and thought it was nuts then he’s all smug like “ Look angel when you do it raw and never pull ou - mph!”
Shouto quickly placed his hand over your mouth before you could continue spewing word vomit in front of the doctor and his father, who was side-eyeing him.
“Uh, sweetheart, how about we let the doctor finish and we can talk about this later?”
Your face went red as you realized how much you were rambling on, about to spill the beans of your sex life with Shouto with his own father in the room. (E/c) eyes looked to the massive man who was now quietly chuckling as he shook his head and crossed his arms.
“Please doctor, go on,” Enji instructed.
The doctor nodded while clearing his throat and put his clipboard under his arm.
“Well Ms. (L/N), you are in fact pregnant, I’d say you’re about a month and half. You’re very fortunate there was no major trauma caused to your abdomen besides the cuts. Since you seem to be doing fine I’m going to discharge you and request you take it easy. Get a lot of rest and try to avoid any unnecessary stress until you can see a obstetrician and they can let you know more about the condition of the fetus. We’ve done all we could do, now let your body do the rest.”
Shouto and Enji both nodded.
“I’ll make sure she takes it easy doctor, thank you,” Shouto replied as his hand continued to pet your hair, his other hand on your shoulder.
The doctor smiled warmly and gave both of you a brief ‘congrats’ before nodding to everyone and taking his leave. You let out a sigh and looked up to Shouto. He looked down to you, a warm smile as his face as he cupped your cheek. You went to speak but the sound of your stomach alarming the entire room that you were starving halted your words.
Enji chuckled and strode around to the other side of the bed where he squatted and was level with you. He took your small hand in his and let his thumb rub over the skin of your wrist.
“It may be a little while before you’re discharged so how about I order some pizza? Two larges just for you since you’re eating for two now?”
Shouto lightly chuckled above you and you nodded, “Thank you Enji, for everything.”
Enji stood to bend over and give you a hug, his massive arms enclosing around you like protective steel gates. You hugged him back tightly and kissed his cheek before he broke away. He ruffled your hair then walked towards the door, Shouto trailing behind him. They both stopped and Enji turned to his son with a smirk.
“So we got her back plus one huh?”
Shouto chortled and quickly hugged his father, “Thank you dad, thank you for helping to bring her back to me.”
The hell-flame hero hugged his son back, one hand resting on his head and petting his hair as when he was a young boy. “Of course Shouto. I love you son, I love you both and will always be here to help out,” Enji replied as he pulled away, “And right now I need to get the mother of your child some food so she can start growing a big and healthy baby boy yeah?”
“Enjiiiiiiii,” you giggled from the bed.
“I’m kidding! I’ll be back soon with food.”
After Enji left Shouto made his way back to the bed and asked if he could lay next to you. Happily you moved over enough to let him in and immediately molded to his side, arms wrapping around his waist as you looked up to him. Before you could even ask, Shouto was answering your silent request for a kiss, his warm and all too familiar lips capturing your own and breathing that air back into your lungs that you needed to feel complete again. Your hand came up to cup his cheek, finger sweeping across his tarnished and beautiful skin as his arms wrapped around you tight. You couldn’t get enough of being back in each others arms, capturing the others smiles with your lips.
“I love you so much Shouto, always,” you breathed on his lips when pulling away hesitantly.
Shouto cupped your hand on his cheek and kiss the palm of it before melting into it, “I love you so much more (Y/N), forever.”
With a smile your head rested on Shouto’s warm chest as he held you close and you listened to his heart beating softly, perfectly in tune with your own that could still be overhead on the monitor.
(3 months later)
A black SUV pulled into the driveway of a cozy modern home early in the afternoon, the drivers side door opened and closed, Shouto sighing as he slung his work bag over his shoulder and locked the vehicle. He went to walk around it and up the short pathway to the front door of the house, halting and smiling when he heard a soft and sweet sound floating down from a window on the second story. It was a sound he’d come to expect every day that he arrived home from work, a sound he always looked forward to. Shouto recalled when he only ever heard your singing through the vent of his bathroom at the apartments you both lived in before finally settling together in a proper home, how he always wondered who the voice on the other side of his shared wall belonged to and not once ever thinking that voice belong to his future girlfriend, future fiance, future mother of his unborn child - his future overall.
Of course he could always just request to hear your singing whenever he pleased, but there was something bittersweet about hearing it from afar. He stood in the cold snow a few more minutes, letting your melodic tune welcome him home before entering it. After shrugging off his bag, coat and boots the man made his way upstairs. Once he reached the bedroom he stopped for a minute, leaning against the wall and listening to your singing a little while longer.
“And it's not a cry that you hear at night. It's not somebody who's seen the light. It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah. Hallelujah...hallelujah…”
Shouto smiled and lightly knocked on the bedroom door, peeking his head in to find you laying back against the headboard of the bed. One hand rubbing your pregnant belly and the other holding up a baby book as you read through it. He chuckled upon walking in and seeing the countless cartons of milk crowding the bedside table along with two boxes of Pocky. His knees hit the mattress and gently Shouto crawled up the bed towards you.
Putting the book down you smiled and wrapped your hands around his neck pulling Shouto in closer, his arms trapping your hips as he leaned in and gifted you a warm kiss. You hummed and kissed back, melting into his hand when it cupped your cheek.
“Welcome home hero,” you chimed softly before kissing him again.
He smiled and kissed your cheek before you released him. Shouto then lowered and laid down between your legs on his stomach, resting his head on your belly and letting his hand rub at the warm and taut skin of it. Your own hands started to run through his hair, fingers gently massaging his scalp and instantly working away the stress of work.
“I missed you two,” Shouto spoke.
You smiled wide. “We missed you Roki. I think he can tell when you’re not home, he’s always so anxious and never still.”
The hero smirked and pressed a kiss to your stomach, listening closely as the baby inside would gently shift every so often, instantly calming down like it could tell Shouto was there. Each time Shouto felt a light kick he smiled more. He was always fascinated when the baby moved or kicked, always so proud. He went with you to every single ultrasound, even if it was just a check up and not really something you needed him for. The man loved to hear his baby’s heartbeat, how strong and healthy it was even considering what you had gone through. The day both of you found out the gender he tried not to be too overjoyed that it was a boy, of course you both could care less what it was but something about having his very own son elated Shouto. Not to mention Enji and Natsuo were pretty hyped as well.
Your hand reached down to cup Shouto’s face, making him look up. With a smile he grabbed the hand and pressed a kiss to your palm then to the ring on your finger.
“How was your day Shouto?”
“It was good. Everyone missed you today as usual, constantly asking how you’ve been and Haru showed up with more baby clothes.”
Rolling your eyes you then sighed. “Well they wouldn’t have to miss me if you and your damn father would let me go to work! This whole ‘ advance’ maternity leave is a little unnecessary.”
Shouto looked back down and kissed your stomach. “Your mother doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”
A light smack was placed to the side of Shouto’s head making him laugh as his cheek rested back onto your stomach. Your hands resuming their duty of petting and massaging his head. Shouto then pulled out his phone and scrolled through it as he spoke.
“I have to show you what Natsuo sent me today.”
You hummed then look when Shouto gave you the phone. There was a text pulled up that made you cackle. Attached was a picture of Natsuo holding up two baby onesies, one that resembled Enji’s hero costume and the other resembled Shouto’s own hero costume. ‘ Had to get my nephew some official merch! :D,’ the attached text read. Shouto smiled as your laughter seemed to stir his son inside of you. His hand flattened over the skin and felt as he lightly kicked and you let out a small grunt.
“I love her laugh too,” Shouto spoke.
You smiled and let your head lay back against the headboard, eyes fluttering shut as Shouto’s soft hair threaded through your fingers and he continued to lightly rub your belly while continuing to talk to his unborn son.
“I love a lot of things about your mother, like how beautiful, kind and strong she is. How she can brighten any room she walks into or how she can bring people together. I can’t wait to tell you all about her, how I met her and fell so in love with her. I can’t wait to see what traits you take from her; I hope you have her eyes more than anything but either way I know you’ll be beautiful, just as she is.” Shouto sighed and nuzzled his cheek, his lips pressing another kiss to your skin, “Only a few more months and then we’ll be able to finally meet you, our little boy.”
As the two of you rested together for a few more minutes, you were both completely unaware of the cremation villain who dropped by so casually before your home. A hint of a smile on his face as he placed a small envelope inside of the mailbox before walking off and disappearing into the darkness.
The sound of an innocent giggle rung throughout the park. You looked up from your spot on the bench and smiled as Shouto rolled a ball back and forth between him and your son. Both of their red hair shining in the warm sunlight as it lightly blew in the breeze. Shouto let out a hearty laugh as the toddler went to kick at the ball and missed, trying again and again, missing on purpose now and giggling from how he was making Shouto laugh.
Chuckling to yourself, you continued to watch on as the goofy three-year-old quickly lost interest in his father and went about kicking the ball around by himself. Shouto stood straight and pointed to you, stating to the child where he’d be before making his way to take a seat by your side. The hero slung an arm around your shoulder before turning to look at you with a smile.
“He may look like you and Enji but that kid is definitely Natsuo made over with how goofy he is.”
Shouto chuckled and kissed your cheek, “Don’t curse us please.”
As the two of you continued to talk, your son followed as his ball rolled away towards the restrooms, quickly disappearing between a narrow space that lead to the otherside where a busy street was. A figure emerged before the toddler could wonder any further, a booted foot stopping the ball. A pair of (e/c) and turquoise eyes looked up at the man, a smile quickly growing on his chubby cheeks as he recognized the figure now crouching down before him.
“I don’t think you’re old enough to cross the street yet kid,” Dabi snickered as he rolled the ball back to the cheerful child. “Now, go back to your mama little monster, I don’t get paid to babysit you as it is.”
“Reiji,” your voice called out.
Dabi smirked and turned your son around before pushing his ball away hoping it would make the kid follow, and just like a puppy he did. Full of giggles and smiles as he trotted along and waved goodbye to the stitched man. Reiji got far enough away from the shaded space before you were picking him up with a relieved sigh. Shouto was soon at your side, a hand on your back and his other on cupping his son's cheek.
You took Reiji’s small hand, making the red string around his tiny wrist slide down as you placed a kiss to his palm. As a child should be, he didn’t have a care in the world as his two-toned eyes looked at the matching red string on your own wrist, his fingers toying with it. Shouto smiled and kissed the top of your head before kissing the top of Reiji’s.
“Who were you waving to baby,” you curiously asked.
Reiji smiled as he looked at you, his choppy red hair falling before his eyes just like Shouto’s always does. “My friend mama.”
You nodded and shrugged your shoulders at Shouto with a carefree expression. Shouto quirked a white brow and looked behind you, where Reiji had walked back from. The was a glimmer of metal and a white grin that shown bright in the darkness of the small space. The hero immediately registered the figure as it turned and walked off in the opposite direction towards the busy street with a wave. Relief settled in Shouto, as it always did when he was made aware of the second set of turquoise eyes that always kept a close watch on the two most precious things to him. He looked down to his son and ruffled his hair before bending down to grab the ball. The two of you turned and walked back towards the playground, Shouto tossing the ball back and forth in his hands.
“I see, your friend stopped by again?”
So first off, thank you so much to everyone who has read this book in full, everyone who has been a fan of it from the begging. I still remember getting asks about new updates and how excited people were for them. I’m grateful to you all who stuck it out with me through that hiatus and me not knowing where to go with the plot. Writing for Shouto Todoroki has not been an easy job, trust me! I love the boy to death but man, he’s one tough cookie that I only wish to write OOC.
I’d also like to thank my wonderful beta readers for all my books, @fl0wersforaphrodite and @torikonan for their immense help and overall support. I honestly don’t think this book would be finished at all if it weren’t for them to help me figure out the plot and help majorly with the last 3 chapters. I love you two so much and am always grateful!
I hope you all enjoyed this book, I can honestly say that I am proud of it and it will be my only solo Shouto book ever. I love you dearly sweet prince but from now on, you’re a side character!
Following this book I will be making an Enji Todoroki mini-series. It'll be full of filth and I'm looking forward to it!
After Sugarcoated and Vermilion are done, I also plan unfolding my next book. Our main character will be......Dabi! I already have the prologue and majority of the plot planned. It will be an A/B/O AU (Fox Hybrid Reader x Wold Hybrid Dabi). I'm extremely excited for this book and cannot wait to start it!