“Speech” ‘Thoughts’ “TITAN SPEECH”
School is done for the day, and like every other day, Izuku tries his best to avoid any kind of confrontation with Bakugo. And like most days, he was unsuccessful.
“What the hell was that, you useless Deku”
“W-what d-d-do y-you mean, k-kaachan?”
Bakugo had once again cornered izuku before he could make his escape from the classroom, shouting at him once more as if he’s the most important.
“You know exactly what I mean, why the hell are you trying to sign up for UA? They’d never accept a quirkless freak like you, not even in the general education course”
And once again, he was berating izuku, for just being alive.
“Y-you don’t k-know that, t-the rule a-a-against q-quirkless students was l-lifted y-years ago”
“Oh I know, but who would ever accept worthless trash like you. No one, not even the villains. So give up, or I’ll make you”
Bakugo grabs his notebook, then proceeds to use an explosion to singe the book, then throw it out the window, where it lands in the koi pond.
“If you want to be a hero so desperately, then how about taking a swan dive of the roof, and hope you get a quirk in the next life” Bakugo and his lackeys leave izuku by his desk, walking away while cackling wildly.
‘Stupid Kaachan, doesn’t he realise if I did that, and they figure out that it was because of him, then he’d never be able to become a hero’
Izuku lets out a long, sad sigh as he packs the rest of his things and prepares to go home.
“Stupid kaachan, wonder if he ever thinks before he opens his big mouth” izuku walks his usual route home, silently grumbling about bakugos words. When he goes under the bridge, he pauses.
‘What was that? Sounded like the manho-‘
Before he could finish his thought, he heard a voice, and was enveloped in a greenish grey slime.
“This must be my lucky day, a medium sized invisibility cloak, perfect to get away from that muscle head”
The slime villain climbed out of the sewer fully, trying to suffocate izuku by forcing tendrils of slime down his throat. All the while izuku struggles to get free, desperately clawing away at the tendrils forcing themselves down his throat.
“Don’t struggle, it’ll be over so-“
This time it was the villains turn to get cut off, as a loud voice proclaimed its entrance.
“DO NOT WORRY CITIZEN”
“BECAUSE I AM HERE. TEXAS SMASH”
The resulting air pressure generated by the punch, blew off all the slime from izuku, but also cause him to fall and hit his head, knocking him out.
When he he came to he felt something lightly smacking him on the cheek.
“YOUNG MAN, YOUNG MAN, WAKE UP, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?”
One thing izuku did not expect when he woke up this day, was getting attacked by a villain. What he expected even less was to be saved from said villain by his idol,
“OH MY GOD, ALL MIGHT?!”
“YES YOUNG MAN, IT IS I, ALL MIGHT. I APOLOGISE THAT YOU GOT INVOLVED IN THAT, I’VE BEEN CHASING THIS VILLAIN FOR NEAR AN HOUR BEFORE HE FOUND YOU”
Izuku barely registered All Might’s words, only caring for the fact that his IDOL was standing right in front of him.
“All Might, wow, it’s such an honour to meet you. Can I have your autograph?”
“HAHAHA WHY YOU ALREADY DO, YOUNG MAN, TAKE A LOOK”
All Might points to his charred notebook, lying beside him. It must have fallen out as All Might sent his punch.
“Oh wow thank you so much. Before you go can I ask you something?”
He wanted an answer to a question he’s had since he was declared quirkless.
‘Can someone without a quirk, become a hero?’
“I AM SORRY YOUNG MAN, BUT I DO NOT HAVE TIME, I NEED TO GET THIS GUY TO THE POLICE STATION PRONTO, I ALSO HAVE AN IMPORTANT MEETING THAT IM ALSO STARTING TO BE LATE TO, I APOLOGISE”
All Might moves to jump, this makes Izuku’s mind race, as he moves to grab onto All Might’s leg.
Izuku jolts, stopping in his tracks, missing All Might as he jumps away. But that was the least of izuku’s concerns.
“What was that voice?”
“ THE VOICE THAT YOU REGISTERED WAS ME”
Izuku jolts once again, quickly getting to his feet.
“Who’s there? Are you another villain?”
Izuku was now starting to panic, worried that another villain would attack him, especially as All Might had just jumped away.
“I AM NOT A ‘VILLAIN’, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND VIEW YOUR LEFT WRIST”
Izuku was now confused, but while he was still worried he did realise said voice was coming from the same area the voice pointed him to. His left wrist.
When he pulled up the sleeve of his jacket, he was surprised, and relieved, to see that there was now a wristband, with a rather large screen.
“IT IS NICE TO FINALLY MEET YOU, PILOT. MY DESIGNATION IS BT-7274, AND I AM YOUR TITAN”
‘Pilot? Titan? What was this voice talking about?’
“Pilot? Titan? What are you talking about? And how did this gadget get on my wrist?”
Izuku was now even more confused than before, but did not fear getting attack again, at least not from the voice.
“YOU ARE MY PILOT, I AM YOUR TITAN. I BELIEVE I ALSO AM WHAT YOUR WORLD CALLS A ‘QUIRK’, YOUR QUIRK”
‘Quirk? My… quirk?’
Izuku started to tear up at this, finally, he finally had a quirk.
But then questions started to form. How? Why? When? And definitely what?
“You’re my quirk? But, I’m supposed to be quirkless. I have the extra toe joint. And why now?”
“I HAVE INTEGRATED WITH THE ‘INTERNET’, I WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES. FOR YOUR FIRST QUESTION, THE INTERNET EXPLAINS MANY PLACES THAT A TOE JOINT DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY MEAN YOUR QUIRKLESS. ROUGHLY 20 TO 25 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH SAID EXTRA JOINT HAVE QUIRKS. TO ANSWER YOUR SECOND QUESTION, YOU WERE CLOSER TO DEATH THAN YOU MAY THINK, THE VILLAIN ONLY NEED 5 OR LESS SECONDS MORE TO KILL YOU. IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES CAN AND HAVE CAUSED DORMANT QUIRKS TO ACTIVE. QUIRKS SUCH AS YOURS.”
Izuku was now dumbstruck, he had seen articles saying this, but never believed them to be credible.
“Well, if I have a quirk, and your part of it, does that mean you know how it works?”
Izuku had no clue what to do, nor what his quirk was, so if he could get help from his quirk itself, then he would definitely try.
“I PROCLAIMED IT BEFORE, I AM YOUR TITAN, YOU ARE MY PILOT. A PART OF YOUR QUIRK IS ALSO ABLE TO TEACH AND TRAIN YOU’RE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR QUIRK WITHOUT USING IT IN REAL LIFE”
‘Without using it in real life?’
“What do you mean by ‘without using it in real life?’”
Izuku was again confused. How could he learn about his quirk if he didn’t use it?
“YOUR QUIRK INVOLVES ‘CALLING DOWN’ YOUR POWERS. THEY WILL GRAB ATTENTION FROM MORE THAN JUST CIVILIANS. FOR THAT WE HAVE THE ‘TRAINING SIMULATION’.”
Now Izuku was intrigued, this was starting to sound interesting to him, but he wondered how is mother would react. He should definitely tell her, but he would have no clue what to say.
“I RECOMMEND YOU LEAVE FOR HOME, BEFORE YOUR MOTHER BECOMES FRANTIC, IT IS STARTING TO GET LATE”
Izuku looked at his phone, realising he was almost an hour late to his house, he had been so absorbed about gaining his quirk, that he had completely forgotten about getting home. Realising this, he quickly gathered his things and swiftly made his way home.
While he makes his way home, he quietly converses with his quirk-BT-it’s called BT, he has to remember this.
“So BT” he asks quietly, trying to avoid people looking at him strangely. “I should explain, well, you to my mom shouldn’t I? Especially since this ‘training simulation you talked about, will probably be something where I won’t be able to answer her if she ask for me, right?”
“ THAT IS CORRECT, PILOT. IT WOULD BE COUNTER PRODUCTIVE TO SAY NOTHING AND MAKE THE REVEAL SOUR. ALSO, THE SIMULATION POD IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO HIDE. IT IS RATHER LARGE.”
Izuku sweat dropped at the last part.
‘I wonder how mom will take it. To her, it might just seem like some kind of gadget I bought from a store or something’
Izuku suddenly stops in his tracks
“Oh no, what am I going to say about the villain that attacked me?” He said while starting to panic.
“PILOT, CALM DOWN, YOUR HEART RATE IS CLIMBING. BE HONEST WITH HER, TELL HER THE HERO SAVED YOU, IT WILL HAVE TO SUFFICE”
Izuku knew BT was right, hiding this would be stupid. He just hoped she wouldn’t hover to much afterwards.
A thought popped into his head at that last bit.
“Hey BT, that simulation pod. Can you, uh, ‘create’ more than one?”
“YES PILOT, BUT I MUST ASK, WHY WOULD YOU NEED MORE THAN ONE?”
Izuku smirks at this.
“Because then I can prove to mom that I have a quirk”
When Izuku return home, he instantly gets tackled by a short green blur.
“IZUKU, I WAS SO WORRIED WHEN YOU DIDN’T COME HOME ON TIME”
“Mom I’m fine, really. Uh, is dinner ready yet?”
“ Sniff, oh yes dear it’s been ready for a few minutes , I was just waiting on you.”
“That’s good, also, I have something to tell you while we eat, it’s kinda important”
At this Inko Starts worrying again. Flinging question after question.
“Did something happen? Are you ok? Are you hurt? Do you need to go to the doctors?”
“No mom, I’m fine, really, it’s something else. But you need to promise me that you won’t cut me off when I explain, ok?”
Inko was silent for a moment, her eyes looking Izuku up and down. Scrutinising him.
“I’ll do my best honey, but I can’t really promise that. You know this as well as I”
Izuku chuckled at that. “Yeah I guess I do, but seriously”
They then went into the living room, and sat down. Izuku then proceeded to recount what happened with the slime villain. Of course Inko immediately became panicked and tried to take him to the hospital. Of course Izuku refused, saying All Might got to him quickly and made sure he was ok before leaving. Then he got to when BT first called out to him.
“So, I guess this is the point where I tell you that, well, the incident made my… quirk appear”
Inko was just sat there staring at him blankly, then after a few seconds, tears started to fall.
“OH IZU. I’M SO HAPPY, YOU FINALLY HAVE YOUR QUIRK”
Inko once again tackled Izuku into a hug, and after a few minutes she released him and then asked the question that would make things confusing.
“So, what quirk did you get then? Did you get mine, or your fathers? Or some combination of both?”
Izuku’s answer was instantaneous, short, and troubling.
This dumbfounded Inko. How could he have a quirk with no resemblance to hers or her former husbands?
“What do you mean ‘neither’?”
“I mean just that, it bears no resemblance, not even remotely. Infact, why don’t you introduce yourself BT”
At this Izuku lifts his left arm and pulls down the sleeve revealing the screen of his ‘manager’ as BT called it”
“HELLO, MISS INKO. MY DESIGNATION IS BT-7274, YOU MAY CALL ME BT. AND I AM IZUKU’S TITAN.”
“Hey you finally called me by my name”
Inko was now deeply confused. This was his quirk? And what did it mean by Titan?
“Um, hello there, BT. I am confused, what do you mean by Titan?”
“IT WILL BE EASIER TO SHOW YOU RATHER THAN EXPLAIN. DOES YOUR APARTMENT CONTAIN AND UNUSED ROOM?”
Inko would be lying if she said she wasn’t intrigued, so she decided to indulge Izuku’s so called quirk.
Why yes, we have a room we use for light storage. But why do you ask?”
“BECAUSE THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR MY PILOT TO TRAIN AND BECOME ACUAINTED WITH HIS ABILITIES, REQUIRES SPACE”
‘Equipment?’ That word makes her worried, both for Izukus health and their finances, believing they will have to purchase weights and such.
Thankfully Izuku takes over and explains to his mom what BT explained to him on his way home.
“So these, simulation pods, they will allow Izuku to use his quirk without having to worry about causing damage to property and breaking laws?”
“CORRECT, MISS INKO”
“But what about the power? They sound like they will eat electricity, and we aren’t that well off”
“DO NOT WORRY, THEY USE SPECIAL POWERS CELLS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF STAYING POWERED FOR UP TO SEVERAL YEARS, SO LONG AS THEY ARE GIVEN SUFFICIENT TIME BETWEEN SESSIONS TO RECHARGE”
At this Inko raised an eyebrow. ‘Self sufficient power? That’s the stuff of wonders right there’
“Alright, we can clear out the room tomorrow, Izuku. It will be Saturday and we already didn’t have any plans”
At this Izuku let out a blinding smile, while proceeding to give her a big hug.