Chapter 1: Chapter 1
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Chapter 2: Chapter 2
“Do you let everyone call you Katsuki?”
Katsuki shrugged and said, “Just the people I’m married to.”
Shouto said, “Oh.”
And then every single thought in Shouto’s head fell out of his ears and landed in a jumble at his feet. Katsuki was looking at Mina now, who was beaming at him, and Denki actually took a step forward and wrapped his arms around Katsuki’s waist and put his head on Katsuki’s shoulder like a spoiled pet, and Katsuki, for his part, didn’t seem to think anything was amiss, because he said, “I’m glad you didn’t destroy the place while I was gone.”
Kiri, however, was watching Shouto, and he was the one who said, “Wait a minute.”
Everyone looked at him.
“Katsuki,” Kiri said slowly.
Kiri said very quietly to Shouto, “No one told you.”
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Chapter 3: Chapter 3
The room was full of steam, and there was a screen carved from stone blocking the rest of it from view. Shouto took a moment to marvel at the screen-- it was one solid piece of rock that had been carved into a meticulous, mesh like pattern-- before he stepped around it.
His stomach dropped when he realized the room was not empty, and was clearly meant for more than one person. There were two little round pools, one shimmering with steam and oils, the other crystal clear and very still, and then a long, narrow rectangular one that looked deeper.
Katsuki was sitting in the first pool, staring in wordless surprise at Shouto.
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Chapter 4: Chapter 4
He used magic to step into the ring too-- created a staircase of ice and walked down it while Katsuki gave him a narrowed eyed smirk and mouthed, Show off.
When Shouto got close enough to him that Katsuki could speak quietly enough that no one else could hear, he said, “You don’t want to do this, princess.”
“No, I really think I do,” Shouto replied.
“You’re not going to like the fight you find here,” Katsuki hissed. “I know how you pampered southern nobles fight. There’s a reason I’ve wiped out half your father's platoons with less than half as many soldiers.”
Shouto’s skin was singing. His head was a single solid rush of exuberance that he was having a hard time controlling. He knew he wasn’t thinking clearly; he knew he was being brash and foolish. Rebellious, Enji would say. So rebellious.
But Shouto didn’t care. Shouto hated this man. He hated everything about him and he hated the awful helpless feeling that had been living in his chest since he got here-- that had been living in his chest his whole fucking life and Katsuki had asked if anyone wanted to challenge him and yes, Shouto did. Shouto really, truly did.
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Chapter 5: Chapter Five
He fell asleep rather quickly, and came wide awake when the door banged open and then shut again and he heard two people come shuffling into the room. Shouto had never heard anyone slam that door before and he almost sat up, heart hammering, to find out what was wrong.
But then he heard Denki’s voice.
He didn’t actually say anything. He just. Groaned.
And suddenly the sounds Shouto was hearing resolved. Frantic, breathless kissing. Tearing aside clothing.
They made a muffled little thump when they fell into bed together, and then Katsuki said, “Fuck, I’m gonna fuck the shit out of you, sunshine, come here, turn over, let me--”
“No,” Denki fucking moaned and Shouto felt fire flare into his cheeks.
They weren’t even trying to be quiet.
They… they didn’t know Shouto was here.
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Chapter 6: Chapter 6
But Katsuki was flying at Shouto, and Shouto realized a split second too late. He threw himself backward, and since his ribs were still quite stiff and he was tangled in a chair, all he succeeded in doing was falling down.
“Get. Out,” Katsuki bellowed furiously, throwing himself over the table from Mina’s side.
Shouto looked around, trying to piece together what had happened, and Katsuki said again, “Get out of my country!”
“Katsuki, what's wrong?” Mina pleaded, putting her hands on his shoulders.
Kiri bent down to help Shouto up, and Shouto’s shock started turning into anger. “What did I--”
“They’re all dead,” Katsuki spat, whirling on Mina.
This one is a long one. So my voice got a bit tired through some of it. One of my favorite chapters due to all the action and plot development. I hope you like listening to it as much as I loved reading it.
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Chapter 7: Chapter 7
Shouto twisted away, tried to escape the awful sound.
“Hey, do I know you?”
His heart seized, and he couldn’t breathe, couldn’t get air.
“Burn you now.”
Shouto sat straight up in the quiet dark and only just barely managed to keep the gasp of air he took from sounding like a shout. He knew the second true wakefulness hit him that he wasn’t in real danger, that that awful creature wasn’t really here. But his heart still raced and his neck and back were sweating. He hadn’t bathed yet and the cool sweat was mixing with the dried, flaky blood on his skin. He felt prickly and sticky and horribly unclean.
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Chapter 8: Chapter 8
It had been dark for hours and Shouto, Ochako, and Momo were lighting the way with magic by the time they reached the castle. It was much farther to walk than it had been to fly on Kirishima’s back.
Shouto was exhausted down to his core. So was Kiri.
They were met by bewildered soldiers, and then more bewildered servants, who, under a command from Katsuki, led all the townspeople away to private rooms.
Shouto, Kiri, and Katsuki all trudged up the stairs to their room, and Shouto actually followed the other two in before he remembered he had his own place to sleep. He blushed furiously and excused himself, but not before Mina and Denki both yanked him into the relieved hug they shared with Katsuki and Kirishima.
And then, Shouto slept.
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“I trust Prince Shouto, General,” Katsuki said and his voice was actually… gentle for once. Shouto felt an odd little squirm in his belly and he let his eyes drift to the floor so he wouldn’t have to look at anyone else.
“Rewrite this,” Katsuki said abruptly, handing Shouto the letter again. “Tell him… tell him you have learned of some strange attacks carried out on our people, and you believe a third party is involved. Give him just enough description of the attacks for him to connect the dots to any across the border, but don’t tell him we know-- er, sort of know-- who carried them out. Let on you just overheard me talking about it or some shit.”
Shouto tilted his head and studied the back of the parchment he had written his original letter on. “You want me to lie.”
“Given what we know of Enji,” the general said very grudgingly, “That seems a wise course of action. Assuming Prince Shouto agrees.”
Shouto chewed his lip. “I’ll have to imply you’re all too stupid to figure it out on your own,” he said, looking up at Katsuki.
Katsuki grinned at him. “I’d expect nothing less, princess.”
The general just glared.
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Chapter 10: Chapter 10
“I-- he. He did it, you know.”
“All those cracks in the ice, all that blood, and he just laughed.”
Shouto said, “Touya.”
Dabi just stared at him like the name didn’t mean a damn thing.
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Chapter 11: Chapter 11
In spite of the quiet and slow pace of his own days, Shouto found himself overwhelmed by people sometimes. They all lived in close proximity, especially since just before the last storm had hit, Katsuki had evacuated all the nearby villages into the palace grounds. Shouto found out that the castle was built into a system of caves in the mountain. All the parts of the castle that Shouto knew best were the pieces visible from outside, the place where Katsuki’s family and servants lived.
But he opened the doors to his home and Shouto found that there was a maze of rooms and corridors and dwellings spidering away into the heart of the mountain, all spelled and reinforced with powerful magic.
Katsuki hadn’t built a palace. He’d built a very small city like a glacier.
He told the townspeople the reason for the evacuation was foul weather. But in private, he told Shouto he planned to keep them there until the threat was dealt with.
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Chapter 12: Chapter 12
Izuku was peering at him with a little smile, and a little pink flush under all his freckles, like he was embarrassed but still determined to speak. “You’ve seen terrible things and been treated terribly by people who were supposed to love you. And with all that, you grew up with an entire kingdom at your beck and call. And instead of being spoiled and cruel you just…” Izuku sighed and Shouto felt very exposed. He’d never had someone… tell him about himself before. It was a very strange feeling. “You just keep looking for someone to trust,” Izuku finished.
For one brief, sharp, awful moment, Shouto’s whole chest ached.
“I guess I just. Want to be him.”
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Chapter 13: Chapter 13
“Where are they?” Shouto muttered. He and Katsuki were alone.
“I thought it would be better if he met them in a more… private setting,” Katsuki answered quietly. “And I want you sitting on my right at the banquet.”
Shouto turned and looked at him. Kiri, as Katsuki’s first spouse, always sat at Katsuki’s right, with Mina, and Denki and then Shouto on the left. They sat in the order they’d been joined to Katsuki.
Katsuki ground his teeth a little and then said, “Yeah, yeah, I’m kissing ass alright?”
Shouto blinked in surprise and looked at the ground.
“If you were anyone else…” Katsuki began. And then he said, “Look, I’m trying not to piss him off.”
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Chapter 14: Chapter 14
“I was afraid,” Shouto said. Izuku went quiet, watching him. “I thought-- I knew-- eventually…”
“Yes. I didn’t think. I didn’t think there was any way he’d let me stay.”
“But he did. You are.”
“I. Didn’t give him a choice,” Shouto said. “I told him I wasn’t going and…”
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Chapter 15: 15
“You should fight.”
“What. Me? What are you--”
“No one fights better than you except Katsuki!”
Izuku gave Shouto a very strange, slightly contradictory smile, but then said, “I’m not following, Shouto. Why do you want me to fight tonight?”
“Show him what?”
“How dangerous we are.”
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Chapter 16: Chapter 16
“I fucked your husband before anyone else did.”
Ochako snorted. “Did you, Katsuki?”
Shouto watched Katsuki’s face go even redder, eyes bright with fury or something else Shouto wasn’t entirely familiar with. “I’ll fucking kill you, bitch.”
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Chapter 17: 17
Katsuki stopped squirming and lay still and quiet and Shouto lifted his head, found Katsuki staring at him with his eyes round and wide and shocked and--
Shouto licked his lips.
It was a strange expression Katsuki was wearing. He looked almost like a startled rabbit, except he was Katsuki and there was no reason for him to scared. Certainly not of Shouto.
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Chapter 18: 18
This part was just for Shouto.
And that was it. All there was to it.
They were married.
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