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My crystals, My dreams.

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You can’t be a hero”. Those words rang around in Midoriya’s head like all the voices. “It’s OK to dream, but you have to be reasonable.'' Swarming around, like a pack of flies. Really, Midoriya should be feeling something right now. But he’s not. All his life he’s been told ‘you can’t.

“I’m Sorry Izuku”, this cam from his mom. “Quirkless”, “useless”, “DEKU”, these came from his ex-friend Bakugo Katsuki. There’s been other variations, from all his classmates and teachers, So from All-Might? Really, What was one extra voice on top of the others? But soon that was going to change. Let’s rewind and see he Midoriya ended up sitting alone in a park during the beginning of a storm.

He’d been sitting there during the final class of the day. He hadn’t really been paying attention, nothing ever really happened in homeroom was it was basically a block for teachers to sit around and still get payed. A loud chorus of laughter directed towards him, again shook him out of his thoughts. A loud boom directed towards his desk ended up making him fall out of his chair

“YOU HEAR ME YOU SHITTY DEKU? I’LL BE THE ONLY ONE FROM THIS CRAPPY SCHOOL TO MAKE IT TO U.A! I DOUBT THEY’D EVEN LET YOUR PUNY QUIRKLESS ACT INTO THE ENTRANCE EXAM! HAH!”. Great. Just great. That was Bakugo taking out his anger on Midoriya. And of course the teacher just stood there and watched. The teacher must have been going on about high school, or maybe he just wanted to see Midoriya.

“Uh-Uh The-y Remov-ved th-at rule A lon-ng Tim-me Ag-go!” He sputtered out.

“STOP FUCKING STUTTERING!”

“Bakugo, please get back to your seat” wow did it really need that long to step in? At least Bakugo followed the order with a ‘tch’. The rest of the class progressed normally, and after what felt like forever, the final bell rang. Midoriya just wanted to get the hell out of there before Bakugo could corner him. Seems like he was too slow..

“We’re not done here deku” Bakugo spat, venom lining his voice, while letting his hand slightly ignite while clamped onto Midoriya’s shoulder. One of the lackeys picked up Midoriya’s notebook and he could feel a chill roll up his spine.

‘Please Please whatever deity is out there, don’t let what I think is going to happen continue’

Lackey #1 (He’d never learned their names, as Bakugo was his main tormentor and its not like he needed to remember them) Straight up laughed while lackey #2 read the title

“Quirk analysis for the future volume 13? You Seriously Have 13 of these creepy stalker books? What a joke!” he laughed while handing over book over to Bakugo.

‘Oh god…. Please no...’

“If it were up to me, You wouldn’t have any sort of future you shitty deku!”.

“Pl-Please Just give it back kacchan!”

“WHO THE FUCK SAID YOU COULD SPEAK?” Bakugo yelled before a BOOM from his hands exploded his notebook. After seeing the book burned, Bakugo threw the book out the window, onto the ground below where it landed into the koi pond. Midoriya could only just look down in shame, fear, and sadness.

‘all that hard work… just destroyed’

“Here’s a piece of advice deku, If you want a quirk so badly take a swan dive off the roof and pray for a quirk in the next life!”

The two lackeys just shook their head before following Bakugo. “What a wimp, doesn’t even have any fight in him” one of them piped up before they were gone.

Once he was sure they were gone, Midoriya stood up and checked his shoulder. ‘great, another ruined uniform’ he literally thought to himself while making his way down to the koi pond. “come on… this isn’t food you stupid fish” he muttered under his breath. Grabbing it, and giving it a quick shake to try and at least get some of the water out, he opened it up to check the damaged. Thankfully, most of the damage was outside. The inside was only slightly scorched and most of the words were smudged but they were readable. He’d just have to spend a few hours copying everything into a new notebook but that was better than the alternative.

Bakugo had been extra volatile, so rather than risking getting jumped as well, Midoriya decided to take a different longer route home. Sure nobody ever really came through this area, and those that did were pretty sketchy, but ironically it was safer than his normal route. If it wasn’t Bakugo harassing him it was one of his nameless faceless classmates.

‘I gotta keep my head up! I can’t be a hero if I always let myself get thro-’ his thoughts were interrupted by some sort of sludge swallowing him whole.

“Whoa there kid! Thanks for the help! That big guy all-might’s been chasing me around and I need a flesh suit to hide in! Don’t worry, it’ll only take 45 seconds!” the man? person? The sludge exclaimed while Midoriya kept thrashing around, trying to escape. “Whoa there! I like my hosts to be feisty but it’s worthless. I’m a liquid!”

‘I’m sorry mom for being a worthless son...’ Was the last thing Midoriya thought to himself before passing out and the manhole cover behind the villain rocketing upwards. Next thing he knew, he was getting slightly slapped across the face.

“UGH…. Just five more-” was all he got out before hearing a bold laughter

‘That laughter…’ Opening his eyes he saw a 7 foot tall bulky blonde man staring down at him ‘OH MY GOD IS THAT ALL-MIGHT?”

WHY YES IT IS! GOOD TO SEE YOU’RE AWAKE THERE YOUNG MAN! THOUGHT I HAD LOST YOU THERE!

“crap I muttered again. Wait a MINUTE OH MY GOD I NEED HIS AUTOGRAPH!”. Looking around for his notebook he heard another hearty chuckle from THE NUMBER ONE HERO!

WAY AHEAD OF YOU KID!” He boisterously exclaimed while handing back the notebook to Midoriya, his signature taking up TWO PAGES!

SORRY FOR GETTING YOU CAUGHT UP IN THIS MESS! I USUALLY DON’T LET CIVILIANS GET INVOLVED BUT I’M NEW TO THE AREA AND THE SEWER SYSTEMS ARE QUITE CONFUSING INDEED! ANYWAYS I’M OFF TO THE STATION TO HAND THIS GUY IN NOW! ” another exclaims before striking a ridiculous pose with the sludge caught in two jumbo soda bottles “ I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT YOUNG CITIZEN!” and with a mighty yell, the pro-hero launched himself into the air not noticing Midoriya clamping himself onto his leg until his flight had started

YOUNG MAN! THIS FANBOYISM IS A BIT EXTREME DON’T YOU THINK? YOU NEED TO LET GO!

“IF I LET GO, I’LL DIE”

OH YEAH! GOOD POINT!

While he was holding onto All-Might’s leg for dear life, he failed to notice a couple drops of blood coming out of his mouth, and a soft utter of ‘oh shit’

Once they landed, The pro hero had given him a slight scolding before turning to walk away.

“Wait! ALL-MIGHT! I HAVE A QUESTION”

I’M SORRY MY BOY, BUT I CANNOT WAIT! IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, ASK IT ON MY WEBSITE!

“Can I still be a hero if I’m Quirkless?” Midoriya asked, causing the pro-hero to pause and turn around.

QUIRKLESS YOU SAY?

“Yeah… I’ve wanted to be a hero my hole life… and not for the fame or the money, I think it’s just so cool how they put their lives on the line daily to save people…. Everyone’s beaten me down but I want to prove them wrong!” Midoriya finished with a triumphant look on his face. Until he looked at All-Might. “WHAT HAPPENED? WHERE DID ALL-MIGHT GO? ARE YOU AN IMPORTER?” He screamed at the frail gaunt sickly looking man before him.

“Kid! Calm down! I really am All-Might. You know how people flex at the pool?” a quick nod coming from Midoriya. “Well it’s like that”. Lifting up his shirt, he revealed a nasty scared over hole where his stomach should have been. “See this? I got into a fight six years ago that ended up destroying my stomach and half my respiratory system. Currently I can handle me ‘hero form’ for only about 3 hours a day”. A shocked gasp came from Midoriya.

“Was that your fight with toxic chainsaw?”

“I See you’re quite knowledgeable! But no, although he was a punk, toxic chainsaw could never hit me this bad. It was a fight I asked not to be televised. Nobody but me knows the true details. I think it goes without saying you can’t tell anyone about this, right?” a quick nod coming from Midoriya. “This smile I put on, it’s a fake on only there to assure everyone will be fine because I’m there. If this sort of injury can happen to the number One hero, I can’t in good conscience say a Quirkless individual can become a hero. Most people look down on the police, thinking it’s an easy job since we take the villains to them but it’s an admirable job. It’s OK to dream, but you have to be reasonable. So I’m sorry, but you can’t be a hero”. He finished before exiting through the door to exit the roof.

These words from Midoriya’s personal hero, well.. they didn’t shatter him like one would think. Instead, he felt nothing. A void in his chest. Making his way downstairs, he didn’t want to go home just yet. His mother would worry but at the moment he thought it was worth it. Making his way over to a nearby park he just sat down at a bench. He didn’t cry, didn’t yell, just sat there deep in thought.

“It’s OK to dream, but you have to be reasonable” and “You can’t be a hero” rung around in his mind, swarming like a horde of flies. He should have felt something. He really should have, but having these words been told to him his entire life, just with some variation it didn’t affect him. What was one extra voice atop all the others? Deep in thought, he never noticed everyone else leaving the park. He never noticed the slight pitter patter of rain. It wasn’t until he heard a few loud booms of thunder rocking the sky to get out of his thoughts. Thanking the gods he brought and umbrella he started to get up.

Turning around to open up his backpack a loud CRACK interrupted him. But for another reason.

Pain

PAIN

Pain was all he could register. A white hot searing pain ran down his spin, energy surging through his veins. He’d been struck by lightning. It was like a light switch, One moment he’d been alive, the next, his ‘light’ dying out. The last thing he registered before everything going black was his heart giving out, unable to take the strain.

Nobody was around to witness, nobody to help. His dead body lay there on the wet grass, stains marking up his uniform. More thunder rocking the sky.

 

 

At least he thought nobody was around to witness. Some passerby had been trying to escape the oncoming storm as well.

 

“Fuck fuck WHAT THE FUCK!” Quickly pulling out his phone he dialed 119.

 

“119 what’s your emergency?” the operator had asked him in a bored voice.


“Jesus Christ I just saw somebody struck by lightning! Fuck I need help over here immediately!”

“OK, I need you to calm down. Where are you?”

“Crap right I’m at uhh the park near the sludge villain incident”

 

A sigh of relief came from the phone.

 

“Alright there’s an ambulance just a minute or two from there.  Do you know how to do CPR?”

 

“Right yeah I do…”

 

“Alright could you perform CPR until the ambulance arrives?”

 

The man was about to do as he was told before the air around him became to feel static like. Realizing what that meant the man jogged off to a safe distance before lightning could strike twice. Sure, he was going to try and save the kid, but he had to make sure he lived as well. A loud CRACK rocks the sky before a second bolt comes crashing into the kid. Strangely enough, his veins begin to glow a sickening toxic green color before the kid explodes into a cloud of some sort of dust.

 

The man can't help the "WHAT THE FUCK" that escapes his mouth as he watches this go down.

 

Then, the kid not only groans. but sits up, looks at him and says "Am I in hell or something?" before falling over, probably passed out. The ambulance finally comes and the two workers heave the kid up onto a stretcher and race off to the nearest hospital.

 

“Christ I hope that kid’s alright…”

 

His heart went out to the poor mother of the kid.

 

Said mother was currently pacing around her apartment. Her Izuku has late and he hadn’t texted her.  

 

She knew she babied him and he was probably just out with friends and forgot to message her but it just wasn’t like him.

 

A little voice inside her told her he didn’t have any friends and it was her fault. She didn’t like that voice.

 

Checking the time it was 7 ‘o'clock. Sighing she sat down and decided she’d ask around if there wasn’t anything from him in another half an hour.

 

At least that was the plan until the power suddenly shut off. Now she was really worried. If the power went out from the storm then it wasn’t safe for him to be out. She started to get up but was interrupted by the home phone ringing.

 

Walking over she picked it up. “Midoriya household, this is Midoriya Inko speaking”

 

A brief amount of silence on the other side until a female voice began to speak. “Midoriya Inko, mother of Midoriya Izuku?”

 

That really got her panicking.

 

A gulp and a shaky breath. “Yeah that’s me… Is everything alright?”

 

“I don’t know, all I know is your son has been admitted into musutafa general hospital after an unexpected lightning strike”

A LIGHTNING STRIKE?

 

“OK ok I’ll be right over!” slamming down the phone she raced out to her car and sped over to the hospital, going as fast as she could without getting pulled over, damn to the shitty road condition.

 

Thank god all hospitals had generators capable of supplying full power for 5 days straight. Technological development had been really stagnant when quirks first developed, but now it was rampant.

 

Quickly running up to the receptionist she asked what room her son was admitted to in a rushed voice.

 

“Room 3-a On floor twelve” came the reply.

 

She took the elevator and ran over to the room slamming the door open. She’d expected many things, most likely her son lying in a hospital bed either dead or severely wounded.

 

What she hadn’t expected was her son to be sitting straight up covered in criss cross scars all over his body and a doctor with a look of awe on his face?

 

“Hey mom” Izuku waved to her.

 

Everything came crashing onto her in an instant and the last thing she heard before passing out was “Mom?”

 

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A few minutes later Inko had gotten up and gotten a good look at her son.

 

“You-your eyes! And your hair! What happened?” He always looked like his father but now the resemblance was uncanny. He had the same glowing toxic green eyes and the crystalline like hair.

 

“Well We have reason to believe your son now has a quirk”

 

A quirk?

“But that’s not all. My quirk allows me to tell just how much damage a person has gone internally which is quite useful for my job I must say. When he first came in, all his internal organs were severely damaged from the strike and I had thought even if we got his heart beating again he likely wouldn’t survive .”

Inko gave him a glare

 

“Now I’m not saying i’d give up on him, not at all, those were just my observations at the time. So this is where things get sort of weird…”

 

She nodded to get him to continue.

 

“I assume you know the power went out? I don’t know how far the area reaches. Well once we hit young midoriya over here with the defibrillator, a huge electrical current was released which ended up shutting off the power”

 

Now she was really confused. Hisashi’s quirk had been a crystal one, it didn’t have anything to do with electricity.

 

“Once the current was released, your son promptly sat up as though he was unharmed. I used my quirk on him once again and it’s not reading anything. It’s as though there aren’t any internal organs! We could say it’s a forced quirk manifestation but those patients end up in a coma for weeks, sometimes months, and they always develop some-sort of extreme chronic pain…”

 

All Inko could do is stare blankly and try to perceive all the information she was just told.

 

“So you’re telling me…. He now has a quirk?”

 

“That is correct”

 

There was a pause of awkward silence which made Izuku speak up. “So uhhh. When can I leave?”

 

“Oh right! Well since you’re not in any pain and there’s nothing physically wrong I’d say not but…. Could I potentially run a few tests? Nothing extreme just to get an overall sense of how your body has changed?”

 

"Honestly I'f be really interested but right now I'm exhausted so can we maybe do it another day?"

 

"That's fine, I understand. This must have been a stressful night for you two. We'll we're done here so you can leave"

 

The drive home had been quiet until Izuku spoke up. "I've been bullied my entire life"

 

 

Inko nearly swerved off the road. “We need to talk about this when we get home…. My heart can barely take anymore and I don’t think we need to get into a car accident!”

 

By the time they got home it was quite late but it was fine since Inko was planning on taking the day off and letting Izuku stay home the next day. They needed some rest after all that stress.

 

The two sat down with some tea and Izuku began his explanation. How he’d been beaten up everyday, had no friends and just how his overall school life was hell.

 

Inko was shaking by the end of his story. She’d always had a suspicion but he never talked to her about it.

 

“Wh-Why didn’t you tell anyone?”

 

A deep sigh came from Izuku.

 

“Well the teachers wouldn’t give a shit, why would they defend the quirkless loser with no future?”

 

“W-why didn’t you tell me?”

 

“After dad’s death, and our financial issues…. I didn’t want to be a burden”

 

He didn’t tell her about Bakugou for the sole fact there’d be no way to convince her to not scream her lungs out at Mitsuki so he decided to keep him nameless.

 

“A few of them have told me to kill myself, and I think we should make them think I did….”

 

By the time the two went to bed it was nearly 11 o’clock and both were exhausted.

 

The first order of business the next day was the citizen registry in the middle of Musutafu. A while later the two walked out with new identities and passports. Inko had switched back to her maiden name of Akatani while Izuku now went by Mikumo Akatani. One of Mikumo’s ‘abilities’ had been to change the color of his crystallized hair but his eye color couldn’t changed so they headed off to the mall next for some purple contact lenses and concealer for his freckles.

 

They had to make sure anyone wouldn’t recognize him after what Inko was about to do. After visiting a few stores, and making sure school was over by now, Inko made her way over to ordera middle school while Mikumo stayed in the car.

 

Twenty minutes later, she walked out with fake tears and a grin on her face. Technically speaking ‘Izuku Midoriya’ was dead, so she’d gone over to tell the principle her son would no longer be attending school as he had died.

 

Sure it was kinda fucked up but its not like anybody would check into it. Plus they had to get back at that shitty school. The principal had acted all shocked but Inko gave him a good chewing out about how he never gave a crap before and stormed out.

 

Then it was back the the doctors where it was determined he had a quirk core, all his organs and bones have been crystallized, and he has no blood, veins or arteries. He runs off electricity but they can't tell the source.

 

By the time they got home, it was already dinner so they sat down and ate in peace. After this, Mikumo decided  to research a few things on the internet. while he had the time before being enrolled into online homeschooling.

 

All-Might’s website had meal plan creator where all you had to do was enter stuff  about yourself like height, weight and whether you wanted to lose weight or get fit.

 

After also downloading some PDF’s on quirk core research, electric type quirks, and a few on fitness so he knew what to do, he decided to check the news.

 

There had been an article on dagobah municipal beach that in short, described how it just kept getting filled with more and more trash, and that nobody’s been cleaning it up.

 

‘dagobah municipal beach… huh. I remember when dad used to take me there. This would be a good place for quirk training and bulking myself up for U.A… great community service too’ he mused to himself.

After that he was quite tired so he hit the sack and fell asleep almost instantaneously.

 

The next day, he allowed himself to just laze around deciding to start his training the next day. His training would consist of 1 day of quirk core training, 2 days training his quirk at the beach, 3 days hauling trash at the beach, and finally ending the week with a day of rest.

 

He decided to start with the trash. Those exercise PDF books helped a lot as he’d probably overexert himself if he didn’t know what he was doing. Obviously it was quite hard, and by the end he felt absolutely exhausted, but it felt good. The next 2 days followed a similar pattern before it was finally time to test out his quirk! After the first day he wrote everything in his notebook which read as follows:


 

Quirk analysis: Gemstone Arc

Classification: Mutation/Emitter

Gemstone Arc Is not a singular quirk, but two. The Gemstone part being my father’s quirk while the electric part coming from the lightning which struck me. We can’t tell why I have an electric quirk as well but I theorize it has something to do with the energy from the lightning bolt interacting with the rapid formation of my quirk core. It also has the possibility of being a transformation quirk as well if it’s the exact same as my father’s.

I had the single toe-joint rather than the double that signifies quirklessness so we guess I never had the right ‘circumstances’ to manifest my quirk, and death being enough of a source of stress on the body to force it to manifest.

let’s move onto physical/mental changes undergone, current abilities, and theorized abilities.

Physical changes undergone:

-formation of a quirk core

-hair is crystallized and I’m able to change its colors though for some reason once underwater, the color reverts to jade green. Really annoying I have to constantly change it back and I have no idea why it does this. My guess is it doesn't really change color, it's more like a dye that gets washed away.

-My eyes glow a toxic green color but my purple contacts hide this

-My personality has changed. This is probably from my quirk. Used to be overly emotional, now like my dad.

-All internal organs and bones have become crystallized

-My skin is harder

-I no longer have blood nor does my heart beat. I run off electrical current alone. I also no longer have veins or arteries.

current abilities:

-I can turn myself into a crystal statue, a hug gemstone, multiple tiny gemstones or crystal dust in which can float around on the ground like a snake or fly in a cloud of dust.

-I can shoot different color lightning through my hands, though color has no change on strength

-I can change the intensity of my lightning

-I can create gemstones

-I can crystallize and decrystallize objects though I can’t convert an object from one state to another or something else entirely. EX: can’t crystallize ice, then turn it back into water, or crystallize ice and decrystallize into hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. Actually I can’t crystallize a liquid or a gas either.

-I can run an electric current through my gemstones though only MY electricity, any other kind such as that from a wall socket does not flow through. Found an exposed wire and hooked it up to a power outlet near the front of the beach. I could absorb the energy but it wouldn’t flow through my crystals

 

Potential abilities:

-Reattach limbs through crystallization. Really hope I never need to test this

-wonder if I’d kill someone by crystallize them. Probably. Will test on an insect like an ant or something.

-create an electric prison through use of gemstones as ‘nodes’ to create an electric barrier of sorts

- electro-telekinesis?


 

After that he decided to alternate quirk usage. He’d train his electric abilities on one day, and his Gemstone the next.

 

When it was time to train his quirk core, he brought a printed off PDF book along with him though it wasn’t very helpful. It merely said ‘Open up the door that closes off your mind Lift up the astral veil you know you are so blind’ because wow that was real helpful. The first day, nothing happened. He couldn’t figure out anything and ended up wasting his whole day.

 

Well at least U.A was ten months away, he’d have lots of time to figure everything out.

 

The next week, he started his online homeschooling, other than that though, it was pretty much the same as the previous week. He kept up his training and was still having problems with his quirk core but by the third week he got it down

 

‘I’ve been going about this the wrong way entirely’ he thought to himself. Clearing out an area to make sure he had lots of room to sit down. ‘I’ve been imagining the instructions, trying all sorts of crazy things but… I think I need to just blank out my mind’. He tried all sorts of meditation techniques, and by the end of the day he had nothing. ‘unless… maybe if I try this?’

 

Sitting down again, closing his eyes he blanked out his mind. He focused on the feeling of the electricity flowing through him, the way he had no pulse, his crystal bones and organs.

 

All of a sudden, the slight bristling of the wind died off. Opening his eyes he saw white. Everywhere he looked, nothing but white. He couldn’t feel the floor, but it didn’t feel like he was floating either. Jumping up, he became absolutely giddy.

 

“I DID IT! I MADE CONTACT WITH MY CORE!” and then the next thing he knew, he was awake at the beach again.

 

“shit what happened?” Looking over the book again there was a detail he missed

 

“Once you make first contact, your core will be extremely volatile. Any sort of excitement at first will kick you out but the more you practice, the more it’ll relax”.

 

Deciding that was enough, he made his way home and once he fell asleep, there was a grin on his face.

 

The next few months progressed quite fast. Akatani noticed how he was becoming stronger, faster and all around improving in every way. His meal plan kind of sucked but it was worth it in the end.

 

His control over his quirk was steadily improving, and he learned all sorts of new tricks. His quirk core training was progressing slowly.

The first time he actually ‘saw’ his quick core, it was an odd sight. It was essentially a basketball sized hollow crystal sphere with a lightning bolt bouncing around on the inside. The first time he touched it, the core backed away and he was kicked out.

Now though, he could hold it in his palm for a few seconds but that was it. He hasn’t made any improvement over his few second time limit over the last few months.

 

His homeschooling ended earlier than it should have. He didn’t train every hour of every day so he had lots of free time and because he was allowed to move at his own pace for once. Because of that ended up completing his home-schooling in 5 months which left him with even more time.

 

He then decided it would be alright to spend more time training, but made sure he wasn’t going past his limits so he wouldn’t hurt himself.

 

In the blink of an eye, the final 5 months passed with a week to spare before the U.A. entrance exams. In those five months, he had become increasingly more fit, though still not making perfect contact with his core, so he dedicated the last week to nothing but quirk core training.

 

It was the fourth day of the last week when his core accepted him. Usually there was a sort of anxious ‘aura’ in the ‘core-scape’ as he liked to call it. This particular day, that aura was gone.

 

Walking over to his core, he grabbed it like normal, but rather than rest in his hand it grew in size. It kept growing and growing until it was the size of a tire, and once it grew, it compressed to the size of a golf ball and rocketed itself into his chest. The force sent him crashing down to the ground which began to grow spider cracks.

 

A loud CRACK not so different from the one heard that fateful day ten months ago rang out, and the whiteness shattered leaving him in darkness.

 

He was falling, going faster and faster before coming to a sudden stop. The words ‘No doors, just bodies, will open up my realm Peel back the flesh, the stench leaks out ’ flashed in his mind with a sense of understanding. These words were to never be uttered unless absolutely necessary.

 

A flash of white, then red, then yellow, then the rest of the rainbow before going back to darkness. A sudden gasp and he was back on the beach, a surge of power flowing through him, stronger than anything he’s felt before.

 

He was ready.



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He let himself relax for the three remaining days other than some light weight lifting and stretching, he decided he deserved a short break after the last 10 hellish months. It never felt so good to just sit around all day, watch some TV, do some more studying and watch some hero videos on HEROTUBE. By the time the day of the exam rolled around he like he was as prepared as he could possibly be.

 

Making his way over to U.A. he couldn’t help but think how photos really didn’t do this place justice.

 

‘Well.. Time to take my first steps to becoming a hero!’ and then he tripped on a misplaced brick.

 

‘Well fuck’, closing his eyes to prepare embarrassing himself in front of everyone the pain never came. Instead, a sense of weightlessness came over him.

 

‘uh what the fuck why am I just floating here’ Looking up he saw a girl with hazelnut colored eyes and hair looking at him.

 

“Sorry for using my quirk on you! I just thought it would be a bad omen to fall right?” she said as she pressed her fingers back together and gravity returned to him

 

“No worries! You’re absolutely right. Thank you….?”

 

“I’m Uraraka. Ochako Uraraka.

 

“Thank you Uraraka. I’m Mikumo Akatani!”

 

“Well Good luck on the test Akatani!”

 

“You too Uraraka!”

 

Making his way over to the assigned classroom for the written component of the test he noticed some scruffy looking guy was assigned as the supervisor.

 

‘Jesus Christ since when did U.A. start hiring hobos?

 

The man read out the rules of the test in a monotone voice something about ‘if you fail the written but pass the physical you’ll still be rejected.’ or something. Anyways, they had 3 hours to complete the exam.

 

It only took an hour and a half for Akatani to finish the exam, that extra five months of study time really helped out. It was boring as hell to sit around for the other hour and a half though. He didn’t feel like he completely aced the test, but he was confident he did really well on it. By the time lunch rolled around he was starving, cursing he only ate 2 slices of toast for breakfast.

 

A little bit of his old personality slipped out once he saw lunch-rush worked as the main chef at the cafeteria.

 

‘Holy shit I need to get his autograph once I make it in’. Looking around, he saw most people had broken into groups of four or five already. Looking around for an empty table not wanting to intrude on anyone and ended up finding an empty table near the corner. Once he sits down, he practically devours his food.

 

‘Damn this is probably the second best cooking I’ve tasted… nothing can beat mom’s though’

Deep in thought, he doesn't notice a blonde haired boy and a purple haired girl with headphone jacks speaking to him until they sit down in front of him.

 

“Sorry bro, do you mind if we sit here? couldn’t find any empty seats!” the blonde starts.

 

“Crap sorry for not noticing you guys. Yeah you can sit here I don’t mind.”

 

“Sweet! The name’s Kaminari and this is Jirou” He says, waving over to the girl who tagged alone.

 

Taking a quick look at both of them, they both have streaks in their hair colored differently from the rest. There’s a light purple EKG streak in Jirou’s hair and a black lightning streak in Kaminari’s hair. “I’m Akatani… Are those streaks natural? If so It’s based on your quirk? Lightning for an electric quirk and EKG for something to do with your heartbeat?”

 

“Uh…..” Kaminari spoke up “How’d you guess that fast?”.

 

“Oh! Yeah I uhhh really like analyzing quirks! They’re super interesting to me!”.

 

“That’s pretty cool bro! Yeah I’ve got an electric quirk and shes\’s got headphone jacks coming out her ears. What sort of quirk do you have?”

 

A small devilish grin makes its way onto Akatani’s face. “That’s for me to know and you to find out”

 

With that over the three delved into small talk among themselves. They finished eating just as the announcement for lunch was over and Akatani let Jirou and Kaminari walk away while he dumped the groups trash. When he made his way over to the auditorium for the physical half of the examination he noticed literally every seat was filled. Except one.

 

 

‘FUCK I have to sit beside bakugo…. Please kill me’. Stiffing a groan he Made his way over to the empty seat, and once sat down Bakugo made a low growl.

 

‘Did he turn into some sort of rabid ass animal while I was gone? Jesus Christ’

 

The lights dimmed a bit and Present Mic walked out onto the stage who then started with a “Welcome to today’s live performance!” and then a yell of “Everybody say ‘HEY’!!!” to which nobody responded. Thank god he’s curbed his habit of muttering, He’d probably be fanboying to death right now! After that embarrassing start, the pro then delved into the rules of the exam, how it would go, and how everyone would be assigned to one of seven testing grounds. Taking a quick glance at Bakugou’s card he was thankful they were assigned different testing grounds.

 

Just as Present Mic was explaining the four ‘faux-villains’ they’d fight, some blue haired rectangular shaped engenium looking knockoff teen sitting 2 or 3 seats to the right stood up and asked some question about the fourth pointer which present mic had skipped over, then immediately turned around to chaztize Akatani for ‘looking bored’ and something something ‘if this is a game to you, just leave’.

 

‘Jesus Christ! Not my fault dying made me develop a resting bitch face holy shit!’.

 

Thankfully Present Mic had stepped in and answered his question and it turned out the fourth bot was a zero pointer which was to honestly just be avoided. Not long after they were dismissed to gather at their respective battle grounds. Once there, he took a quick look around to see if there had been anyone he recognized.

 

‘Oh It’s Jirou! Damn is that a toxic holocaust shirt? OK yeah I need to go talk to her some more how did I not noticed that before?’. Just as he was about to make his way over to her a hand grabbed his shoulder firmly, causing a painful memory to resurface. Turning around, it was that fuckso rectangle from earlier.

 

The guy was about to say some shit but Akatani cut him off with “Don’t fucking touch me” in a low growl which made the guy pull back his hand and look scandalized. The irony was not lost to Akatani.

 

Present Mic thankfully interrupted whatever was about to go down between the two with a mighty yell of “START!”. Everyone just sort of stood around while Akatani took the initial by using a move he developed over the summer.

 

Electro-telekenesis in reverse.

 

Rather than pulling objects towards himself, he’s able to fly forwards at a pretty fast pace by repelling himself from an object. Specifically the ground.

 

Great, a group of three one pointers. Shooting a condensed ball of energy from his hand, not only did it rip a huge hole in the body of each bot, the internal circuitry had been fried as well.

 

People were starting to catch up now, so Akatani had to quicken up his pace. Since everyone was brawling in the center, he’d decided to travel along the city edges where few people had been.

 

A long crystal spear through the eye of a three pointer. A gemstone embedded in the joints of a two pointer, then a huge surge of electricity causing them to burst and act as miniature explosives. Some dark side of the force lightning sent towards a two pointer and a once pointer. This continued for a few minutes, him using up different moves and exhausting the supply of villains around the city edges.

 

Making his way back to the enter, he heard Present Mic call out there were two minutes remaining. People had been shouting out scores and he mentally compared.

 

‘Hmm… I have about 60 I guess? While most people seem to have around 30-50’. He was planning on taking it slightly easy for the last two minutes but that plan was thrown out the window when this ginormous 20 meter tall monstrosity came out of fucking nowhere, kicking up a huge cloud of dust.

 

‘That’s the zero pointer? Man even for U.A. this is a bit extreme...’. He was planning on running away like the rest of the examiners, but again that plan was thrown out the window harder than his exploded notebook when he head someone cry out for help from underneath the rubble. And it was none other than Jirou!

 

‘Ah shit, here we go again’ He mentally prepared himself as he once again flung himself forwards. Her leg had been trapped under some concrete at a weird angle ‘shit that’s probably broken… sprained at a minimum’ and the zero pointer kept getting closer and closer.

 

Not really thinking at the moment, all he could think was how he was going to save this girl. He hadn’t really wanted to use a super-move, not wanting to use up his energy since it could y’know kill him and all, plus he didn’t want to reveal it just yet but in the spur of the moment it was all he could think of. Thankfully his energy reserves had a major boost after merging with his core.

 

Looking back, he could have just crystallized the damn thing and saved a shit ton of energy but whatever.

 

Summoning the biggest pile of crystal dust he could manage, he surrounded the bot and quickly activated the second part. The lightning. Nobody could tell exactly what was happening or what that extremely noisy hum was but Akatani did.

 

Inside the sphere, a high current arc was whizzing around absolutely ripping and tearing into the bot to the point the metal started to glow red and the green paint disintegrated. After about thirty seconds, Akatani knew he was done so he cut off the power and released his hold on the crystal dust.

 

Everybody could only stare in shock. What had once been a 20 meter tall robot was reduced to about a 1.5 to 2 meter pile of sparking molten metal. The last thing Akatani heard before passing out is ‘that was fuckin metal’

 

Next thing he knows he’s waking up in the school infirmary while feeling like a semi truck hit him, rolled over him and reverse, and then proceeded to run over him a third time. “Aw fuck… What happened?” he groaned as he tried to sit up.

 

“You pushed yourself to far dearie. Bad case of quirk exhaustion. I looked over your medical file you know. You could have died!”. It was recovery girl.

 

“yeah sure whatever, how long have I been here?” dismissing her concerns. A small ‘damn reckless kids’ had been muttered under her breath.

 

“You’ve been here for about…“, Making a quick glance at her watch “About and hour. Seeing you up so soon is quite surprising after the degree of quirk exhaustion you suffered and I’d been expecting you to be out for a few more hours, maybe even the night. Other than your exhaustion, you haven’t suffered a single scratch so I’ll discharge you in just a few minutes, OK?”

 

A small grumble came from Akatani before a curt response of “sure”.

 

After being discharged, his mom came to pick him up and did her usual crying routine but after realizing he was practically dead from exhaustion they rode home in silence. Once they’d made it to the apartment, Akatani had immediately bee-lined it towards his bed then promptly fell asleep for 15 hours while praying to god he didn’t bomb the entrance exam.

 

What a day.

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Akatani wasn’t an anxious person. Sure, he was practically the definition of anxiety before he got struck by lightning, but that changed him. The entire week before the UA acceptance or rejection letter? Nothing but pure panic.

 

He couldn’t help but feel like he bombed the practical. So obviously his mother frets over him since this is out of character for him now. He assures her that he’s fine but she always gives him a look that says ‘bullshit’.       

 

He ends up feeling cramped in their small apartment so he ends up spending most of his time in the park or the library, relaxing and studying up on more quirks. He ended up buying a few notebooks as well for analysis of his potential classmates quirks, though he refuses to bring them unless he wants to tip off Bakugou who he is.

 

Anyways, a week after the exam he’s doing some simple weight lifting trying to keep his mind off of things, his mom rushes in shouting ‘IT’S HERE! THE LETTER!!!”.

 

She passes it over to him and he can only feel anxious as he notes the weight. A small light envelope from any school is never good. Deciding to just rip the band-aid off, he rips the envelope open, only to see a small circular disk come flying out and hit the desk with a ‘clang’.

 

Suddenly a projection of All-Might appears who starts off with “IT IS I, ALL-MIGHT, AS A PROJECTION!

 

Once again, Akatani curses his luck.

 

‘fuck…. I sort of want to be mad at All-Might but it is true I couldn’t have done anything without a quirk and I ended up gaining one because of him anyways…. Probably would have died there if I went there quirkless’

 

I AM HERE, TO READ OFF EXAM SCORES! YOUNG MAN, I MUST SAY I’M IMPRESSED! A FULL 100 POINTS OUT OF 100 POINTS ON THE WRITTEN EXAM!”

 

Wait wha’

 

AND NOT TOO SHABBY ON YOUR PHYSICAL RESULTS EITHER! 60 VILLAIN POINTS WHICH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH TO PASS, PLACING YOU AT 6TH PLACE!

 

‘HOLY SH-’

 

BUT THAT’S IF WE ONLY GRADED ON DESTRUCTION! YOU SEE, THERE’S A HIDDEN WAY TO GAIN EXTRA POINTS…. RESCUE POINTS! HOW COULD A PRESTIGIOUS SCHOOL SUCH AS UA TURN AWAY THOSE WITH HEROIC INSTINCTS! THE JUDGES SAW FIT TO GRANT AN ADDITIONAL 60 POINTS!”

 

His brain went numb at this point

 

SADLY THERE IS A 100 POINT CAP LIMIT, BUT DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED! A FULL 200 POINTS OUT OF 200 POINTS AVAILABLE! NOT ONLY DID YOU PASS WITH FIRST ON THE PHYSICAL EXAM, YOU PLACED FIRST OVERALL IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL!

 

‘What the fuck’

 

WELCOME YOUNG AKATANI, TO YOUR HERO ACADEMIA!

 

He couldn’t believe his eyes. HE MADE IT FIRST. OVERALL. He broke down into a stream of happy tears while his mother hugged him, crying as well.

 

He let himself have a cheat day with katsudon for dinner that night.

 

In the blink of an eye, a month passed and it was finally the day for Akatani to start his high school career at U.A!

 

Wanting to make a good impression and having a really shitty sleep and not having anything better to do he ends up walking into class 30 minutes early and proceeded sat down at a random desk. When he entered the classroom there had been only 2 other people. A teenage girl with a somewhat spiky ponytail and a teenage boy with dual hair colors and a big burn scar on his left side.

 

As the minutes pass more and more people trickle into the room. And then Bakugou walks in. Then he sits in front of Akatani.

 

fuck.

 

So, in a usual Bakugou fashion, he shoves his feet on the desk while scowling at anyone that even glances at him. However, Akatani’s luck gets even worse. That rectangle kid walks in.

 

FUCK.

 

Thankfully, rectangle doesn’t notice him and walks over to Bakugou and starts giving a lecture on disrespecting the desks or something. After a few minutes of arguing it’s giving him a headache but he doesn't really feel like dealing with bakugo so he just sits there waiting for the teacher to come in.

 

Eventually he does and it's hobo-man. After a few seconds everyone quiets down.

 

"Alright you lot that took 8 seconds. Unacceptable.  We'll cut that down by at least 75% by the end of the year"

 

Everyone nods and sits down/

 

 

“I’m your homeroom teacher Aizawa Shouta”. Grabbing a standard PE uniform he throws it at the first person he sees before continuing. “Grab your PE uniforms and meet me out at the PE ground in 20 minutes. Time is ticking better get moving”.

 

 

In the changing room he can feel everyone staring at his lichtenberg scars. Akatani has never felt self-conscious about his scars so all the stares do nothing more than annoy the fuck outta him. Wanting to get out of that awkward situation he ends up being the first to make it over to the PE grounds.

 

He never even noticed Kaminari, Jirou and Uraraka were in his class till everyone’s changed and at the grounds.

 

He’s about to make some more small talk with them but Aizawa cuts him off

 

“If you’re here to make friends, get out. This is the heroics class not an ice-cream social. I’m here to put you through a quirk apprehension test. It’ll be your standard no quirk gym test but you can use your quirk anyway you see fit”

 

Uraraka raises her hand “What about the opening ceremony?”

 

“Waste of time. You won’t have time for such petty things in the field”

 

There’s a few mutters of ‘quirk test? Sounds fun’. Of course they had to fuck everything up.

 

“Fun you say? I hope you realize the next 3 years won’t be fun and games. Whoever gets last place will be deemed to have no potential and expelled immediately”

 

‘goddammit guys’

 

There’s a chorus of “that’s not fair” but Aizawa is quick to cut them off.

 

“The world isn’t fair. Natural disasters, Villain attacks, Diseases and other atrocities. It's your job as heroes try and make the world a fairer place. Don’t like it? Nothing is stopping you from leaving”

 

There’s silence.

 

“Glad we got that out of the way. Bakugo you got the most villain points on the entrance exam right? Throw this ball as far as you can while using your quirk as you see fit. Just don’t leave the circle”. A ball gets tossed over to him.

 

 

Bakugo smirks and takes the ball. Quickly he throws his full firepower to throw the ball while screaming "DIE". He ends up making around 710 meters.

 

 

 

“Alright we don’t have all day get in line based on student number and let's start with the 50 meter dash”

 

Akatani is in the second last group to go, paired with Bakugou because the universe hates him.  He takes mental notes of his classmates quirks while they’re going.

 

Rectangle has engines in his legs.

 

‘Wonder if he’s related to ingenium? Last time I checked he didn’t have a stick up his ass though...’

 

A pink skin girl skates on acid while a blonde who acts like he’s french shoots a laser out of his stomach. Turns out if he uses it too much his stomach will collapse.

 

‘Thank god I don’t have that quirk’

 

The 50 meter dash goes well for him, crystallizing the path in-front of him and using more electro-propulsion he ends up just beating Bakugo's score of 4.13 seconds with a score of 4.10 seconds.


Grip strength he can’t really use anything to help himself so he ends up with a score of 60 kg. A guy with multiple hands ended up with 600kg.

 

Standing long jump he clears the box with more electro-propulsion.

 

Repeated sidesteps he can’t really do anything with his quirk again but he doesn’t do too bad. Some midget excels by using his sticky ball hair to bounce around.

 

Endurance running he zips through in a pile of crystal dust like a snake.

 

Seated toe touch goes by fine.

 

It's the ball throw again and out of the corner of his eye he can see Aizawa bending down to scold some midget with purple orbs over his head. A flash of gold goggles under his scarfcatches his attention and it finally clicks which pro this is. 'Eraser head....'

 

There's a few people left before he has to go so he walks up to Aizawa. 

 

"Hey Mr Aizawa, can I ask you something?"

 

The man just groans before replying with "Yeah sure just make it quick"

 

"Alright I know you're the pro hero eraserhead, quirk erasure"

 

"Yeah? what about it?"

 

"I've only had this quirk for about 10 months, got it after a traumatic event forcing it to manifest but the thing is, The only reason I'm alive is because my quirk acts as a pacemaker of sorts so could you please not erase it? I don't know if I'd die or not and I don't want to take the chance"

 

Aizawa looks like he's thinking deeply before just replying "Yeah that's fair. Alright it's your turn for the ball throw, don't disappoint me"

 

Akatani walks up to the ring and a ball is thrown at him. Catching it in his hands he tests the weight before crystallizing it. Electro-propulsion works better if a surface is crystallized. Swinging his arm he lets the power flow through him just as Bakugo did. with a lout CRACK the ball flies. It keeps going and going until it reaches 850 meters which puts him in third place for this event, one spot higher than Bakugo. Seeing Bakugo's face of fury makes it worth it.

 

 

The time for the results comes and most people are stressing but Akatani is relaxed. He knows he did good. The results come and he’s place in third. In first is ponytail who is apparently named Yaoyorozu and second is dual hair kid who’s named Todoroki. Bakugo seethes in rage while he learns he’s not the best at everything and ended up in fourth place.

 

The person in last place ends up being the orb hair kid and true to his word Aizawa expels him on the spot.

 

Akatani can’t say he’s too sad though as the kid was constantly trying to creep on all the girls. It was nasty.

 

“Alright that’s everything for today. Go change back and pick up a syllabus from the classroom on your way back”

 

‘holy shit thank god that’s over’

 

As he’s making his way to the train station Jirou, Kaminari, Uraraka join him and start to make small talk among themselves before Iida speedwalks over to Akatani.

 

Iida then proceeds to do a 90 degree bow while shouting "I wanted to talk to you all day but I never had the chance. I apologize for my actions during the entrance exam! I see you saw the true meaning of the exam!"

 

'oh fuck thank god i thought he was gonna go off on me'

 

"Don't worry about it we were all stressed in our own ways. I apologize for snapping at you as well it's just… brought back some painful memories."

 

"Apology accepted! now let's be making our way to the station post haste! It is unbecoming of heroes to stay out too late!"

 

The rest of the way to the station Akatani mused to himself how nice it was to finally have friends.

Chapter Text

Suddenly it was the next day and it was time for normal classes. It was sort of weird to see real pro-heroes teaching regular subjects but that’s just how UA worked.

 

Their homeroom teacher was Aizawa while math was taught by ectoplasm, English by present mic, and Modern Hero Art history by the r-rated heroine midnight.

 

If mineta was still here he’d probably be drooling. It was sort of weird to just have an empty desk behind him.

 

True to his word Akatani ended up getting lunch-rush’s autograph before he sat down with his friends. Their conversations weren’t on anything specific, mostly about pro-heroes and classes until Kaminari asked a question that had been bugging him since yesterday.

 

“Hey Akatani, Can I ask you a question?” He started.

 

“Yeah sure, go ahead!”

 

“OK I know you said we’d have to wait and see your quirk but if your quirk has to do with crystals, but why is there a bunch of electricity flowing through you? I can sense it with my electric quirk”

 

“Yeah… Why don’t you have a heartbeat either?” Jirou spoke up. “I don’t hear anything coming from you, not even the sound of oxygen filling your lungs. I mean sure I can hear the oxygen entering your body, but oxygenated lungs have a distinct sound.”

 

“Uh……”

 

 

‘Fuck how do I explain this? Wait Wait Wait more importantly… my lungs aren’t inhaling oxygen? The fuck? Then why am I breathing? Man this shit makes no sense’

 

Thankfully the bell rung while he was trying to form some sort of response.

 

‘Seems like the universe just loves to fucking put me in awkward situations and then moments later find some way to interrupt them’

 

“We Must be getting to class now! It becoming of a hero to be punctual!”

 

‘Thank you Iida’

 

As they were leaving both Kaminari and Jirou sent him a looks that said ‘Don’t think we’ll forget about this’. Ironically, they did once they realized what their final class was.

 

 

Basic hero training.

 

Nobody really knew who their teacher was, but Akatani had an inkling of who it was. A 7 foot 2 inch 274 kilogram blonde with a v shaped hair-do specifically. He prayed to god he was wrong.

 

Turns out god either wasn’t listening or he doesn’t exist as moments later there was a yell of “I AM HERE! COMING THROUGH THE DOOR LIKE A NORMAL PERSON!” with all-might entering in the classroom not like a normal person at all.

 

‘coming through like a normal person my ass’

 

All over the classroom people were smiling and whispering about All-Might.

 

“That’s his silver age costume!”

 

“He’s really going to be teaching us!”

 

“So manly!”

 

Akatani noted that last one came from kirishima, the only person who tried talking to Bakugo.

 

Leaping over to the podium, and making a quick glance around the classroom, lasting a but longer on Akatani than the rest of the students, All-Might began to explain. “BASIC HERO TRAINING! THINK OF IT AS HEROICS 101! THE CLASS THAT’LL PUT YOU THROUGH ALL SORTS OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING!

 

Everyone silenced themselves as All-Might continued.

 

TODAY’S ACTIVITY… BATTLE TRAINING” He announced while holding up some sort of card with ‘BATTLE’ written on it in a ridiculous font

 

Akatani did not like the vicious smile Bakugo made. Though he was still quite excited like the rest of the class. Neither Bakugo nor All-Might can dampen his mood now.

 

BUT OF COURSE YOU’LL NEED THESE!” clicking a remote, 19 sets of briefcases slid out of the wall.

 

‘Huh guess they already got rid of Mineta’s stuff’

 

ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFICATION YOU FILLED OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR … COSTUMES! WITHIN REASON OF COURSE...

 

‘Huh wonder what kind of outlandish requests people sent in’

 

AFTER YOU CHANGE, MEET ME OUT AT GROUND BETA!

 

‘We’ll be going to the fake city. Wonder what we’ll be doing’

 

Again, Akatani was one of the first out of the changing rooms but for a different reason all-together this time. Unlike most people’s costumes (cough cough bakugo and Iida cough cough) Akatani’s was quite simple

 

A pair of insulated steel-toe military boots, a pair of jeans and a simple black shirt that should be more more durable than regular clothing, a rechargeable battery pack and a self-provided already broken in leather jacket

 

Sure Akatani’s energy can replenish itself over time but he needed something recharge himself if he’s in a pinch. The result is a 30 thousand milliamp hour battery the size of a pack of gum. Technology really has come a long way. It’s not even nearly enough to completely replenish himself but it’ll be good enough if he doesn’t want to die.

 

It’s more casual wear than a hero costume but he doesn’t need anything fancy for his quirk and he wants to be comfortable.

 

Iida really has to be related to ingenium as he has a strikingly similar suit of full armor while bakugo is grenade themed with extremely large gauntlets which don’t seem very practical.

 

‘Damn it must get hot in there during summer…. I wonder if he wears contacts in there?’

 

Iida then proceeds to take off his helmet and no, he’s not wearing contacts.

 

‘Why the FUCK is he wearing glasses in there?’

 

Uraraka walks up to Akatani and HOLY SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS SHE WEARING?

 

“Whoa Akatani that looks so cool on you!”

 

‘OK keep calm holy shit’

 

“Uh… Yours looks nice too!”

 

“You think so? I wish I had been more specific…. Didn’t really want a skin-tight suit… It’s embarrassing...”

 

Again, the universe puts him in an awkward situation and before he can do anything it takes him out

 

THEY SAY THE CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN AND IN YOUR CASE IT’S ABSOLUTELY TRUE! YOU ALL LOOK LIKE REAL PROS!

 

“Sensei! This is one of the fields used in the entrance exam! Shall we be doing city-sccape maneuvers?”

 

NOPE! WE’LL BE MOVING ONTO INDOOR ANTIPERSONNEL BATTLE TRAINING! VILLAINS SEEN BY CIVILIANS ARE OFTEN FOUND OUTSIDE, BUT STATISTICALLY SPEAKING MOST ARE MORE LIKELY TO APPEAR INDOORS! THE CLEVEREST VILLAINS LURK INDOORS!”

 

A beat of silence

 

ALRIGHT, YOU’LL BE SPLIT INTO HERO AND VILLAIN TEAMS, FACING OFF IN TWO ON TWO INDOOR BATTLES! WELL… ONE TEAM OF ONCE SINCE THERE’S ONLY 19 OF YOU”

 

The grin on Bakugo’s face isn’t reassuring to Akatani in the slightest

 

 

THE DISTINCTION HERE IS THAT YOU WONT BE FIGHTING DISPOSABLE ROBOTS I ASSUME YOU KNOW SEVERE INJURY TO ANOTHER STUDENT WILL CAUSE EXPULSION? YOU ARE HERE TO LEARN, NOT KILL”

 

'yeah try telling that to Bakugo'

 

WITH THAT OUT OF THE WAY, LET ME EXPLAIN THE SCENARIO!” he then pulls out a piece of paper and reads off it

 

‘Really?’

 

THE VILLAINS WILL BE HIDING A NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND IT’S THE HEROES JOB TO TAKE CARE OF IT!”

 

‘Damn I get you have the whole American theme going on but this is basically ripping off western comics my guy’

 

THE HEROES HAVE A LIMITED TIME TO TAKE DOWN THE VILLAINS OR SECURE THE WEAPONS! IF THE VILLAINS PROTECT THE WEAPON UNTIL TIME IS UP OR THEY CAPTURE THE HEROES, THEY WIN!. A ballot box gets pulled out of nowhere with two holes in it.

 

YOU’LL BE MAKING TEAMS BY DRAWING LOTS!”

 

This causes Iida to speak up. “Is this really the best way to pick?”

 

“Heroes often have to team up on the spot during emergencies” Akatani answers.

 

“I See! I apologize for interrupting!” and then Iida does another famous 90 degree bow

 

DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT! LET’S GET GOING!”

 

After drawing lots, Akatani ends up being alone.

 

The teams are as follows:

 

Team A: Iida with Kaminari

Team B: Uraraka with Bakugo

Team C: Todoroki with Shouji

Team D: Ashido and Aoyama

Team E: Satou and Koda

Team F: Asui and Tokoyami

Team G: Sero and Kirishima

Team H: Ojiro and Hagakure

Team I: Jirou and Yaoyorozu

Team J: Akatani

 

Akatani feels a pang of sympathy for Uraraka. After drawing lots again, the match-ups are decided.

 

 

 

 

Team J as heroes, Team A as villains

Team B as heroes, Team F as villains

Team C as heroes, Team H as villains

Team I as heroes, Team D as villains

Team G as heroes, Team E as villains

 

‘HOLY CRAP THANK GOD I DON’T HAVE TO FACE OFF AGAINST BAKUGO’

 

Then after ANOTHER BALLOT the order is decided.

 

Match one: J VS A

 

Match two: B VS F

 

Match three: C VS H

 

Match four: I VS D

 

Match five: G VS E

 

‘Crap I gotta go first… let’s just get this over with’

 

All-Might pulls him aside to give him a map and whisper something to him… Well All-Might’s ‘whisper’ is more like a normal voice.

 

Here is a map of the building young Akatani, You have 10 minutes to prepare and strategize and 15 minutes to complete the objective.” Flashing a thumbs-up, All-might returns to the rest of the students

 

Taking a quick scan on the map he notes there’s 5 floors, each more complex than the last. He spends half his time studying the map and trying to memorize it to the best of his abilities.

 

The next 5 minutes are spent considering his opponents and trying to come up with a plan that isn’t half-baked If he’s doing this alone he has to go all out.

 

‘ Kaminari…. Kaminari doesn’t know I can use electricity as well… I used the electric half during the quirk test but never directly showed it off right? Maybe I can use that to my advantage?’

 

Good he’s got Kaminari figure out.

 

The buzzer rings to notify Akatani the match has begun

 

‘Shit guess I’m gonna make it up as a go’

 

He enters the building and bee-lines it for the second floor, his reasoning being putting the nuke on the first floor is too simple and the fifth floor is too cliche and easy to guess.

 

Thankfully the second floor is mostly wide, empty hallways with very few rooms.

 

‘15 minutes isn’t enough time for this shit if I’m alone I swear to god. Fucking Aizawa just had to expel that mineta kid.’

 

Making it up to the third floor, this is where things get tough. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and 10 minutes left.

 

‘FUCK’

 

Making his way around, he notices the building is quiet. Eerily quiet. Perfect! Maybe he can hear where the enemy team is!

 

He enters a random room when he hears it. Footstep and some Idle chatter on the floor directly above him. He starts to run as fast as he can, while still trying to be as quiet as he can. Akatani doesn’t want to alert them to his position.

 

Thank god he did all that training, the next stairwell was quite a way from the room he’d been in and the room he was looking in.

 

By the time he gets there, he notices they’re not hiding in a room, it’s more like a huge ass opening.

 

Quickly, he hides around a corner so they won’t notice him

 

‘FUCK how could I forget about this area? Dammit’

 

Making a slight glance into the room, Both Iida and Kaminari have their back turned to him. The fake nuke is in the center of the room while there’s some sort of wall made up of metal boxes

 

‘Not a smart move’

 

Standing up, he goes to make his way into the room, but then promptly trips. To an outsider this would seem like a foolish mistake, but Akatani did this on purpose

 

His two classmates quickly spun around only to see Akatani sprawled out on the floor.

 

“I Couldn’t imagine trying to sneak up on somebody only to fail and trip” Kaminari speaks up.

“Alright Iida this is out chance!”. A quick nod comes from Iida before his dives behind the wall and Kaminari screams out “1.5 MILLION INDISCRIMINATE SHOCK!”

 

The electricity flies everywhere, hitting all and every surface including Akatani. To be completely honest, when the power surges through Akatani it feels kind of good. Anyways onto part 2.

 

Akatani proceeds to let out an absolutely blood curling scream causing Kaminari to stop his assault and rush over to his friend.

 

‘perfect’

 

Crystallizing the area around his feet, Akatani trapped Kaminari before laughing.

 

“Oh my god man! I know it’s not cool to be laughing but wow… You said you could sense my internal electricity didn’t you? I thought you would’ve figured out the other half of my quirk! Man that was great.” Finishing up his chuckle. He turned to the self-made wall Iida was hiding behind.

 

Quickly slashing it down, Iida stood there dumb-struck.

 

“A word of advice Iida… Don’t use conductive materials for your armor, Electric villains will have a hay-day with that” Akatani advised before purple energy shot out from his hands and promptly shocked Iida through his suit causing him to fall over in pain.

 

It wasn’t nearly enough energy to cause any serious damage, just enough to temporarily incapacitate Iida so Akatani could capture him with the capture tape.

 

Once that was done All-Might came on through the intercom and bellowed out “YOUNG IIDA AND KAMINARI HAVE BEEN CAPTURED! HERO TEAM WINS!

 

Once he freed Kaminari and Iida the trio made their way back to the observation room where the class was disusing who the MVP was. It had been decided as Akatani due to his quick single hand take down of both opponents.

 

After that the remaining four battles went by quite fast

 

Bakugo and Uraraka vs Asui and Tokoyami went like this: Bakugo took down Tokoyami once he figured out dark shadow was hurt by light, and Uraraka took down Asui with ruble made by collateral damage from the Tokoyami Bakugo fight.

 

Shouji ended up not doing anything in his match as Todoroki just froze the whole building.

 

Jirou and Yaoyorozu won from Jirou hearing the heroes coming and Yaoyorozu making flash bangs and other traps.

 

‘Man good thing we have Yaoyorozu on our side… I wonder if she could make a mini-nuke?’

 

In the Sero and Kirishima vs Satou and Koda match, Sero ended up restraining Koda but Satou’s brute strength wore down Kirishima’s hardening and ended up taking down both Kirishima and Sero. Turns out Satou turns turns stupid once his quirk wears off.

 

‘man that’s a shitty drawback. Not as bad as mine though’

 

The day was over and on the way to the station Kaminari wouldn’t stop talking about ‘I can’t believe I didn’t figure that out myself’ and ‘I can’t believe you played us like that’. Everyone else was impressed at how he conducted himself during the match.

 

All in All today was a good day.

 

Akatani didn’t know it, but shit was about to get ugly soon.

 

 

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The next day, there had been a huge swarm of reporters in front of the school. Apparently they had caught on that All-Might started teaching and for some reason thought it was a good idea to start harassing students.



Akatani was current in the middle of being pushed, shoved, and question all at the same time. Out of the corner of his eye, Akatani could see Bakugo telling one of the reporters to fuck off.



“WHAT’S IT LIKE LEARNING FROM ALL-MIGHT?” one of them yelled.



“I wouldn’t know, I’m in the business course”. As expected this made people shield away from him



‘heh now that’s thinking on your feet!’



By the time he finally made it to the front gates, Eraser head had stepped in and gathered up the remaining students while muttering ‘damn fucking media’



The last thing Akatani saw before getting ushered into the building was a reporter falling on her ass just before the UA barrier completely closed.



What he failed to see, was the peculiar blue haired, red eyed, chaptstick needing man watching from the sidelines.



Homeroom started as usual until Aizawa decided to fuck with them



“Now onto regular homeroom business… Sorry for the sudden announcement...”



Everyone sweat-dropped.

 

“You’ll be needing to pick a class president and vice president”



‘God dammit’



A loud chorus of variations on ‘pick me’ rung throughout the classroom before Iida promptly stood up and yelled “QUIET DOWN EVERYONE!” which cause everyone to turn their attention to him.



“A position as honorable as class president bears the burden of heavy responsibility! Ambition does not equal ability and as such we should have a class vote! As we don’t know a lot about each other yet,  then surely whoever wins the vote will be most will be best suited?” he continued.



Everyone gave out a shout of ‘YEAH!’



Aizawa simply said “I don’t care how you do it, just get it done by the end of homeroom” before falling asleep in his huge yellow sleeping bag.



‘what a fuckin mood’



Yaoyorozu ended up created a ballot box, and by the end of the class once everything was tallied up, the president and vice president had been decided.



Akatani with 5 votes as president, and yaoyorozu with 2 votes became vice president. With both members agreeing to the position and pledging to do their best, class ended up continuing as normal.



Once lunchtime rolled around, Akatani sat around with the usual group of Jirou, Kaminari, Iida, and Uraraka.



“Akatani bro I still can’t get over the fact you played me like that!”



“Kaminari my guy, my dude, my bro, I’m amazed you didn’t figure it out yourself. You said you could feel the energy running through me, and that Jirou said she can’t hear my heartbeat plus I had my little rant over my powers being tied to my life!”



“I know but-”



“Crap actually sorry for cutting you off Kaminari but, hey Jirou you said you can hear me breathing but not the sound of my lungs?”



“Uh… Yeah...” She responded with a confused look on her face



“OK that’s really fucked up now I think about it… I mean I don’t have blood either, nor arteries, nor veins and since we breathe to oxygenate out blood, and I don’t have any, then why the fuck am I breathing?”



A few moments of pondering before Akatani continued



“Wait does that mea-” he started before a loud blaring alarm with a robotic voice shouting “SECURITY LEVEL THREE HAS BEEN BROKEN PLEASE EVACUATE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION!”



Orderly was not the way to describe the current situation



Shouting to his friends, trying to catch their attention “I REMEMBER READING THIS IN THE STUDENT HAND BOOK! IT MEANS SOMEONE'S TRESPASSED ONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY!”



With how noisy and busy it was, it looked like a mosh pit  if a mosh pit involved getting elbows jammed in your face and nearly getting trampled to death in a narrow ass hallway. OK maybe it wasn’t like a mosh pit.



Getting slammed into a window that thankfully didn’t break, Akatani had a look outside and saw the reporters had broken in. Quickly taking a look around he spotted Uraraka and grabbed her.



“I need you to float me? Alright?” A quick nod from Uraraka before he started to float.



When akatani shot out gemstones, they had a bit of recoil. Of course in any normal situation, the recoil was so tiny it hardly had any effect at all.



The difference here though? He wasn’t affected by gravity. Shooting a stream of crystals out his hands, he glided to just above the exit sign and with a loud CRACK of his electricity, everyone stopped.



Akatani was pissed.



“ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? YOU GUYS ARE UA STUDENTS, NOT FUCKING ANIMALS SO ACT LIKE IT! IF YOU’D PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS FOR FIVE SECONDS YOU WOULD’VE SEEN IT’S JUST THE MEDIA!”



After turning to the window, everyone confirmed it was indeed just the media.



‘I swear to god man’



Once he got down, and the announcement had been made for everyone to make their way back to the classroom, Iida had congratulated Akatani on his quick thinking.



“I must say Akatani, other than your ahem choice words, I’m impressed at how you handled the situation! This is exactly why I voted for you!”



“Thanks Iida… Actually can I ask you a question?”



“Sure! Go right ahead!”



“Well I was wondering if I ever need it, could you help me out a bit with the class president duties?”



A smile grew on Iida’s face. “I would be pleased to help you! Thank you for confiding in me! But alas we must be making out way to class now! To be early is on time, to be on time is late!”



The rest of day progressed normally, other than people giving Akatani praise for his actions.



The next day, it turned out they were having a special basic hero training class.



“Rescue training.. Preparing you for disaster relief, from fires to floods...” Aizawa called out in his usual bored voice while holding up a card that said “RESCUE” in another ridiculous font.



There had been a few murmurs from his classmates.



“Rescue work is so manly! Now this is heroics!” came from Kirishima.



“I’ll be right in the flood zone, ribbit” came from Asui



‘OK what the fuck why does she ribbit? Is it a part of her quirk or does she do it on purpose?’



A glare from Aizawa caused everyone to stop before he continued. “It’s up to you if you want to wear your costumes or not. Some may be ill-suited so wear the PE uniform if you have to. We’ll be traveling by bus. That is all you are dismissed. Get ready.”



After everyone was changed and outside Akatani began to direct them.



“All right everyone, get on the bus in order of student number, you know the drill”. Turns out though, the bus hadn’t had regular seating so it was a wasted effort.



Akatani ended up sitting beside Asui and on the way there she turned to him.



“I generally say what’s on my mind” She began, no emotion on her face.



“What’s on your mind Asui?”



“Call me tsu. Your quirk is strange.”



“Yeah I completely agree.”



Kirishima homed in on the conversation with “Yeah I see what you mean. Todoroki has two quirks as well but at least they’re similar, fire and ice but what does electricity have to do with crystals?”

 

“Ah I can explain that. You see these lichtenberg scars?”

 

“Yeah?”

 

“Well I used to only have the crystal quirk til I got struck by lightning, ended up dying, then get resuscitated after getting struck again. I’m guessing the energy merged with my quirk core and boom now I got electric powers”

 

“THAT’S SO MANLY! I gotta say, it must be nice having a flashy quirk, all I have is this hardening”

 

“Although bakugo has a lashy quirk, I think his anger fueled personality won’t get him very far” Tsu spoke up, pointing a finger to her chin



"THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME FROGFACE? I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU!"

 

“See what I mean?”



"you know, with how often he says 'die' and 'I'll kill you' it seems like bakugou has really killed someone, don't you think?" Akatani pondered while turning to stare Bakugou directly in the eye

 

Turning back he went to respond to kirishima. “Actually I’m kinda jealous of your quirk”

 

“Really?”

 

“Yeah I could explain why but I think a demonstration is better”

 

Once Kirishima and the rest of the class were focusing on him, Akatani proceeded to snap his finger back, breaking them with a loud POP and CRACK

 

Everyone flinched, and a few yelped in surprise while kirishima began to scream. “BRO WHAT THE FUCK WHY THE FUCK DID YOU JUST BREAK YOUR FINGERS, WHAT THE HELL DUDE?”

 

‘not gonna like this hurts but it’s so fucking worth it’

 

Quickly forming his hands to crystals and back he wiggled his fingers around to show they weren’t broken anymore.

 

“Crystals are quite hard but unlike rock, they’re brittle as well. It would take a metric fuck-ton of force more to break through your quirk than mine and I’m assuming you can increase the durability even more. I mean at least I can heal any physical injury, if someone breaks your rock then you’re fucked”



"Wait if you can heal yourself then why-" Kaminari spoke up before getting cut off by aizawa.



"shut up we're here now. get off in an orderly fashion"

 

Once they got off they all stared at the building along with the 3 huge letters on the front.



"USJ… what, like universal studios japan?"



'what the fuck kaminari?'

 

Once ushered inside they had a chance to take a quick glance around at all the different zones before a certain space-suit wearing hero walked out



“Flood zone, landslide zone, etc… Every disaster you can imagine! I built this facility myself and I call it… the ‘UNFORESEEN SIMULATION JOINT”

 

“OH MY GOD I LOVE THIRTEEN!” Uraraka whisper-shouted beside him.

 

Aizawa pulled Thirteen aside to ask something but a quick flash of three, he realized exactly what was going on.

 

‘All-Might my guy what the fuck?’

 

Coming back to the center, Thirteen continued. “Before we start I have something to say, well two, or three, Ok Lots of points…”

 

‘my guy what the fuck’

 

“I’m sure many of you are aware of my quirk, black hole, which sucks up and rips apart anything and everything! I’ve made many rescues, but one mis-slip ends with a death. In our quirk-society the usage of quirks is heavily restricted and monitored”

 

‘yeah try telling that to bakugo or aldara middle school. Bull fucking shit’

 

“We must remember it seems like a stable system, but one mistake and people die. With all-might’s battle training you learned the dangers of quirk use on others”

 

‘fuck that I’ve known about that since I was 4 goddamn’

 

“So here you will learn to use quirks to save! I hope you leave with a recognition that you’re meant to help people”

 

A quick bow from thirteen and a round of applause, class was about to begin. But shit just had to hit the fan now didn’t it?



Akatani noticed just before it happened, a surge of electricity and a general feeling of wrongness came before a swirling smokey purple vortex opened up near the fountain. And out came… Villains.

 

A huge swarm of people came out, one covered in disembodied preserved grey hands, another that was so mutated you could barely call him human anymore.

 

Midnight Black skin, visible red scars and stretch marks, A bird like face, spiky jaded teeth almost like rocks, an exposed brain, and unblinking eyes.

 

It sent shivers down Akatani’s spine

 

“EVERYBODY GET BACK! THIRTEEN PROTECT THE STUDENTS!”. Akatani had never seen Aizawa so serious before.

 

“Are these battle robots like from the entrance exam?”

 

‘KIRISHIMA ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED?’

 

Another yell came from aizawa before he launched himself towards the plaza. “DON’T MOVE! THOSE ARE REAL VILLAINS!”

“Thirteen and erase? But where’s all-might? The schedule I received the other day said he’d be here?” the mist man thing spoke. God what a creepy voice.

 

Hand man spoke up “I wonder if some dead kids will bring him?”

 

Akatani hasn’t felt this afraid since before he got his quirk.

 

“Sensei! Aren’t there intruder sensors!” someone screamed out.

 

“Yes! but there must be a quirk jamming the signal! Kaminari see if you can contact the school!”

 

It was amazing to see eraserhead in action, his scarf and moves were something else. This wasn’t the time to analyze though.

 

Trying to evacuate, the mist man came shooting over and enlarging himself, no physical body seemingly present.

 

“I can’t allow that. Forgive us for out audacity, but we, the league of villains have come to kill the symbol of peace”

 

Kirishima and Bakugou ran up to try and attack the mist, but ended up hitting nothing. Akatani had heard a mutter of ‘that was close’ from the mist though.

 

Once Kirishima and Bakugou were out of the way, Thirteen attempted to suck up the mist but they re-directed the suction towards the back of Thirteen.

 

A yell of pain came from Thirteen and next thing Akatani knew he was falling.

 

The sensation was weird, it was almost like time had stretched itself out while also becoming hyper-accelerated at the same time with an icy feeling.

 

With a PLUNK , Akatani fell into the flood zone and panic really set in. He hadn’t known who else fell in with him, nor can he crystalize anything so he was fucked lest he want to kill his classmates as well.

 

A large shark-man swam towards Akatani preparing to chomp down but the bite never came. A long tongue flung the man away before grabbing onto Akatani to lift him up deposit him onto the ship.

 

‘FUCK MY BATTERY PROBABLY FRIED IN THE WATER! SHIT!’

 

“Thank’s tsu.. Thought I was dead there!”

 

Turning over to look at her, she had an odd expression on her face.

 

“Uh… Tsu you alright?”

 

“Yeah… So Akatani how do you propose we get out of here?”

“Tsu I’m going to need you took look away and close your eyes”

 

“What are you doing…?”

 

“Just do it please”. Following his request she turned around and closed her eyes.

 

‘God I don’t want to do this… but there’s no other way…’

 

Crystallizing his head and turning it as well, he blocked out all sound and sight. Raising up his shaky hand he proceeded to  shoot lightning out of his hand directly into the water. Not wanting to see what he was doing, he didn’t know when to stop until a hand violently shook him.

 

Stopping his assault and reforming his head he looked over to Tsu.

 

“Akatani… Did you really have to kill them?” Worry, anger and sadness lacing her voice while some tears laced her face

 

‘fuck I can’t imagine their screams’

 

“Look tsu, I didn’t really want to” oh god he was shaking

 

‘oh god I just killed them oh god oh fuck ok just keep calm I can have a break down later we just need to get out here’

 

“Look, it was either killed or be killed. Water and electricity don’t mix and there’s no such thing as light electrocution… fuck oh god I killed them fuck ok ok fuck ok just hop on my back and I’ll propell us out of here alright?”

 

Simply nodding she jumped on his back, and they flew just to the shore of the water.

 

“Why… Why couldn’t you have just flew us over here?”

 

his shaking hadn’t stopped.

 

“fuck I killed them I fucking killed them can we not talk about this lets focus on not dying rather than me killing some people alright?”

 

Looking to the front his heart stopped. That abomination from earlier had Aizawa pinned to the ground while disintegrating his arm

 

The black mist came back and they began to speak.

 

“Tomura shigaraki…”

 

“Kurogiri. Is thirteen dead?”

 

“I’m afraid not… they’re incapacitated but one of students managed to escape… the pros are on the way as we speak”

 

An aura of danger flowed from shigaraki while he violently scratched his neck. “if you weren’t our escape route I would have violently murdered you right here and now!”

 

Kurogiri fucked off somewhere and Akatani decided to take the initiative. Propelling himself with a loud yall, he prepared to hit shigaraki with all his might before a huge black mass was in front of him. Upon making contact his arm and fist instantly shattered.

 

“So you want to play hero huh? let’s see how you stand up against the biologically engineered anti symbol of peace. Nomu”

 

He was fucked.

 

“Nomu. Kill”

 

In the flash of an eye, a huge hole had been punched through his chest sending him flying backwards. Shigaraki looked pleased before he healed himself up.

 

“Oh so your party has a self-healer? how interesting….”

 

The nomu came crashing towards him a second time and once it grabbed Akatani he formed a huge gemstone sword and slashed at the nomu while pumping as much energy as he could, exhausting most of supply to make sure the thing died.

 

It seemed to work, once he cut the arms and torso of the nomu before it suddenly hyper-regenerated.

 

“You’re not the only one who can heal himself you know…”

 

Another crack of his arms and a chokehold from the nomu before getting thrown to the ground. He was reaching quirk-exhaustion and was about to fall unconscious.

 

It was now or it was never.

 

A soft utter of “ No doors, just bodies, will open up my realm Peel back the flesh, the stench leaks out” came from Akatani.

 

The nomu picked him up preparing to snap his neck before he felt a massive surge of energy and the world going black causing all hell had broken loose.

Chapter Text

Bakugo couldn’t believe his eyes. That damn deku fucking tricked him. Akatani was deku! That ‘seems like he really killed someone’ made sense now. Everyone started avoiding him last year because of that! Not that it was a problem, it was just for all the wrong damn reasons!

 

‘I’m gonna fucking rip his ass out when we’re done here. Damn nerd looking down on me, hiding his quirk and thinking he could run from me’

 

While he was fighting some cannon-fodder he made sure to keep an eye on deku. The fucking wimp ended up getting pulverized by that nomu thing. Fucking serves him right.

 

Just as deku was about to die he said something causing 6 ruby’s to jet out into the nomu causing it to wail in pain. Suddenly it was like bakugo was sent into a void. He couldn't see anything, feel anything and all sound stopped.

 

For what seemed like an eternity he was stuck like this before a deep guttural voice began to speak.

 

“you spoke to words to awaken me…. Ten thousand years of suffering...”

 

He’d never admit it but that voice instilled a deep primal fear within him. Then the stench hit him. It was worse than a thousand body bags half filled with maggots lit on fire. Nauseating and revolting couldn’t even begin to describe it.

 

And then the screams began. A cacophony of screams so hysteric it was as if he had a gateway into what hell sounded like.

 

Really, that perfectly described the situation. He was smelling and listening to hell.

 

It seemed to drag on for an eternity yet at the same time it passed in the blink of an eye like mistfuck’s portal.

 

Just as it began, it ended. It seemed everyone had been affected as well since shittyhair, fuckhands mcmike and the rest of the extra’s were frozen.

 

Hand job turned over to look at the nomu which simply deflated like it was a balloon while deku lied there like he was dead or something.

 

Handyman was definitely off his rocker since he started to violently scratch his neck like he had lice or something before rushing over to deku while screaming “I’LL FUCKING KILL YOU! YOU FUCKING CHEATER!”

 

He ended up never making it as suddenly the doors burst open, kicking up a huge pile of dust while four bullets shot out hitting hand job causing him to retch back in pain before quickly getting warped away by mistfuck while a loud voice rug throughout the USJ

 

HAVE NO FEAR FOR WE AR-” he stopped halfway through once he saw the damage. All-might quickly ran over to go pick up hobo-man and deku while the rest of the teachers fucked off to go help the rest of the extra’s.

 

In a matter of minutes everyone had been rounded up and taken out while blackhole, hobo, and deku were taken to ambulances while all-might stood back to talk to some detectives or some shit.

 

Whatever, when they got back to school the principle had to step in for hoboman. That rat dob bear thing honestly sort of creeped out bakugo.

 

“It is I, The principle, Nezu! Am I a dog, A bear, A rat? Who Knows?”

 

‘just fucking get on with it already’

 

“We, as pro-heroes and employees of UA high regret that you have been allowed to face such a threat during your first week of UA high and as such, we’ve decided to cancel classes for tomorrow and the next. If you have any concerns about any dead villains, we shall not punish you. Although it is regrettable some had to kill to stay alive, you haven’t had the proper training yet and it’s the sad truth of our reality. We have a few favors from the police, so this will all be covered up, but next time we may not be so lenient, got it?”

 

Everyone nodded promptly ratman to continue.

 

“This will have obviously have been a traumatizing event, so if you need we can set up an appointment with the counselor hound dog alright? He’s properly trained to help out in situations like this. I bid you farewell for now!”

 

‘The fuck kinda looser gets trauma from this?’

 

And then he left. Parents began to pick up their children while those who had parents who couldn’t ended up staying until they could take the train home.

 

“HOLY SHIT KATSUKI ARE YOU ALRIGHT?” his mother grabbed him into a chest crushing hug before he pushed her away.

 

“Don’t fucking touch me old hag I’m fucking fine. As if a few shitty villains could take me down”

 

She scowled and they fought on the way back while Masaru tried to quietly diffused the situation.

 

‘Damn my dad’s a fucking pussy’

 

The next two days his mom was unusually worrying about him and it was pissing him off. He’d never been more thankful to go back to school, hopefully deku will be there so he can tear him a new one.

 

 

He made sure to get there at least 20 minutes before homeroom and there he was, sitting there with a grim look on his face. He kinda looks like absolute shit

 

Stomping over he slams his fist on Deku’s desk while letting out a low growl.

 

DEKU”

 

The nerd has the audacity to just simply look up and say “Huh guess I’ve finally been found out”

 

“Deku what the FUCK was that back there?”

 

“back where?”

 

“Don’t play retarded with me dumb ass, the fucking USJ with the nomu!”

 

“Oh that… What are you worried your middle school punching bag is stronger than you now or something?”

 

“Who the fuck said you could speak to me like that? You think you’re better than me? Did you forget your fucking place?” small explosions come from his hands.

 

While bakugo noticed his classmates watching, he failed to notice Aizawa walking in. Too bad deku did.

 

“You know what? I do think I’m better than you. Last time I checked I never beat down my childhood friend everyday, give him burns scars and proceeded to tell him to jump off a roof knowing damn well he’d almost do it”

 

A huge scarf wraps around bakugo while Aizawa begins to speak. “what going on here?”

 

before Bakugo has a chance to say anything deku speaks up.

 

“Baku-bitch over here thought he could bully me and force me to submit like he did everyday in middle school”

 

A sigh escapes Aizawa. “alright, both of you come with me we’re going to the principle’s office”

 

‘that mother fucker! He better not ruin my hero career’

 

Once they were ushered in, they had to sit around waiting for the rat to come back. Turns out Deku's mom and Bakugo's parents had to come over to the school for this meeting.

 

‘oh you mother fucker’

 

An hour and three screaming matches between Katsuki and Mitsuki later, it was decided Bakugo would either be expelled, or forced to attend weekly therapy sessions with hound dog and moved to gen-ed until he can prove he has an attitude worth the hero course.

 

Bakugo was beyond pissed and he swore the first chance he gets, he’s gonna beat the fuck out of deku.

 

 

 

Chapter Text

Once Akatani made a soft utter of “No doors, just bodies, will open up my realm Peel back the flesh, the stench leaks out”, he could vaguely see 6 red ruby’s jet out of his chest into the nomu making it wretch in pain. He could feel the energy within himself surge hotter then the sun before fizzling out.

 

‘guess this is how I die… huh’ was all he managed to think before his world went black.

 

Suddenly he wakes up in the School infirmary feeling 50 times worse than after the entrance exam. He attempts to sit up but a searing white pain fills his chest.

 

“Sonny you need to rest. You got hit by an extremely bad case of quirk exhaustion. You’ve been out for two days”

 

“What… What happened?”

 

“You don’t remember? The USJ?”

 

the memories come flashing back to him. The villains, the shipwreck, the nomu.

 

“ohgodohfuckIkilledthemIfuckingkilledthemholyshitohgodwhathappenedafterIsaid thosewordsdidIkillmyclassmatestooohfucjohfuck”

 

“whoa whoa you need to calm down I can’t understand you!”

 

“My classmates… how are they? And thirteen and Aizawa?”

 

“Your classmates are absolutely fine other than you and another, Aizawa had to get surgery done but he’ll be completely fine, and thirteen’s lacerations were superficial.”

 

“who’s the other?”

 

“Ojiro…. He had his arm chopped off by a villain”

 

 

There’s a knock on the door interrupting their conversation before a man with a stereotypical detective uniform walks in.

 

“Ah recovery girl! You said he’s awake?” the man says.

 

A nod comes from recovery girl before he walks over to Akatani.

 

“Hi, my name is naosama and I’m the detective working on this case. Is it alright if I ask you a few questions?”

 

A nod from Akatani.

He began questioning Akatani and it was over in about 20 minutes or so. Just before he left Akatani asked him a question.

 

“What about the villains I killed…. Aren’t I in huge shit for that”

 

“Don’t worry about it, We know it was in self defense since you haven’t been properly trained to deal with a situation like this. Just don’t make a habit out of it alright? It’s all been covered up, nobody will know”

 

That lifted a huge weight of Akatani’s chest.

 

“Wait you said his arm got chopped off?”

 

A sigh from recovery girl. “yes I did… they said it was too late to reattach it, he has to leave the hero course”

 

“Where is he? Did they keep the arm? I might be able to help”

 

“Sonny, I don’t think you could if a group of trained professionals can’t”

 

“Just tell me, it can’t hurt to try”

 

Another sigh “yes they kept the arm, they were actually just here about half an hour ago, Ojiro is here as well but you’re in no condition to get up!”

 

“Ok… Can you bring it over then?”

 

“You know what.. fine but don’t complain when this doesn’t work”

 

A few minutes later she comes back with a severed arm. Bringing it closer to him she asks him “what are you going to do with it?”.

 

He touches it with his hand and begins to crystallize it while pouring a tiny amount of energy into it

 

“Preserving it” he gets out before falling unconscious again.

 

Its another few hours before he wakes up, and recovery girl is typing up a report of some sort on her computer.

 

“I’m awake again”

 

“I swear to god I’m going to beat you senseless, what made you think it was a good idea to use your quirk after waking up from a short quirk exhaustion induced coma?”

 

“I had to preserve it…. Maybe it’ll make up for those villains I killed”

 

“Sonny, I don’t know why you’re so hung up on that, they chose to be villains! They were trying to kill you!”

 

“So? That doesn’t matter it’s not my right to choose who lives and who dies”

 

Another sigh escapes her

 

‘goddamn how much does she sigh?’

 

“Hey wait a minute… I felt the rest of my energy fizzled out right before I passed out. What happened while I was gone and why aren’t I dead?”

 

“well according to your classmates, the nomu was about to kill you and you said something extremely quiet under your breath before everything went black and when everyone came to that monster deflated like a balloon”

 

A mixture of expressions cross his face.

 

“Oh yeah! For the energy, I forgot. We have some good news!”

 

He perks up at that,

 

“Well although the intruder sensors never went off, they never jammed the electrical sensors which don’t connect to the high school. After reading our report, you should have released enough energy to kill you, it was 10 times greater than the move you pulled during the entrance exam. I was looking over you, and you had an extremely tiny amount still within you so I’m assuming you have a reserves supply that can’t be used at all other than to keep you alive until you recharge naturally or through a wall”.

 

Some more weight got lifted out of his chest.

 

“wait what about classes?”

 

“Classes were canceled yesterday and today. Although you should be fine to simply go to class tomorrow, I'd recommend resting more. It’s up to you though”

 

Deciding to go tomorrow, he ends up resting for the rest of the day and stays at the infirmary until he has to go to class.

 

When he gets to class, he’s forty minutes early, and the only people there are Iida who makes a small nod at him while looking at him funny, Yaoyorozu, Todoroki, and Tsu who won’t look at him.

 

‘Great I just lost a potential friendship.. fuck’

 

He just goes on his phone for a few minutes before putting it away, nothing interesting to see other than news of the USJ and he really doesn’t want to remember that any more than he has to. As the minutes pass by more people trickle in until there’s only a few empty seats.

 

There’s twenty minutes left till class starts and he hears a loud stomping noise from outside the door. The door nearly bursts off it’s hinges with how strongly it’s been opened and bakugo beelines it towards Akatani’s desk, wearing a face of fury.

 

DEKU” he spits out.

 

‘FUCK I FORGOT ABOUT MY CONTACTS AND CONCEALER AND HAIR SHIT FUCK MOTHER FUCKER I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THAT I CAN’T EVEN PLAY THIS OFF HE PROBABLY SAW ME LIKE BEFORE I PASSED OUT’

 

Good thing he developed a poker face.

 

“Huh guess I’ve finally been found out”

“Deku what the FUCK was that back there?”

 

He decided to play dumb

 

“Back where?”

 

“Don’t play retarded with me dumb ass, the fucking USJ with the nomu!”

 

An idea pops into his head

 

“Oh that… what are you afraid of your childhood punching bag is stronger than you now or something?”

 

A few people turn to watch the commotion.

 

“Who the fuck said you could speak to me like that? You think you’re better than me? Did you forget your fucking place?” small explosions come from his hands.

 

Akatani mentally smirks, seems like bakugo noticed all the people watching but not Aizawa stepping in.

 

“You know what? I do think I’m better than you. Last time I checked I never beat down my childhood friend everyday, give him burns scars and proceeded to tell him to jump off a roof knowing damn well he’d almost do it for simply being quirkless”

 

A few people gasp whole a few stare at bakugo in horror.

 

Bakugo prepares to lung at Akatani but a white scarf raps around him. “what’s going on here?” Aizawa asked in his usual bored voice.

 

It looks like bakugo is about to say something but Akatani beats him to it.

 

“Baku-bitch over here though he could bully me and force me to submit like he has for the last 10 years of my life”

 

A sigh escapes Aizawa. “Alright, both of you come with me, we’re going to the principle’s office”

 

A few minutes later, they were ushered into an empty office. Another few minutes passed and it turned out Nezu wasn’t alone. Bakugo’s parents and Akatani’s mother had been called over.

 

A grin grew on Akatani’s face

 

‘this is gonna be great’

 

One hour and three screaming matches between Mitsuki and Katsuki later, Akatani walked out happy as hell.

 

They decided that until Bakugo could get his shit together, he’d be moved to gen-ed and be forced to attend weekly sessions with hound dog or get expelled.

 

Bakugo was sent home while Akatani was sent back to class alone as Aizawa had to do something with nezu

 

By the time he got back there was only 10 minutes left of homeroom and everyone turned to him when he entered.

 

‘ah shit he we go again’

 

Kirishima spoke up. “where’d bakugo go?”

 

“Well the school decided it was unacceptable he bullied me since we were four so he’s been moved into gen ed and I agree with this wholeheartedly, not all my scars are from getting struck by lightning you know”

 

Kaminari speaks up “wait he bullied you because you were quirkless? I thought you said you always had the gemstone quirk”

 

‘fuck’

 

“That was a lie… I’d always been quirkless until I got struck, ended up gaining both quirks. That’s also the reason my burn scars and lichtenberg scars can’t heal, I got them before my quirk”

 

“wait wait so this is probably an insensitive question, but you seem like the kind of guy who doesn’t take shit from anyone so why did you let him bully you? What about the teachers?”

“Well before I got my quirk, I was a massive crybaby. Doctors said some shit about brain death changing someone’s personality. The teachers never gave a shit, they didn’t want to anger the person who had the best quirk to become a hero”

 

Uraraka joined in “wait why does he call you deku? It kinda seems like the word for ‘you can do it’ you know?”

 

“well My old name before I just ran away from my problems like a coward was Izuku Midoriya, and deku was an alternate meaning. It means useless. Doesn’t bother me anymore so you can call me that if you want, I don’t really give a shit”.

 

Before anyone could ask anymore question the bell run and Aizawa along with ectoplasm walked in.

 

“alright so I was originally going to give you all another rational deception but we don’t have time so the sports festival is in a week, get ready for it, you only have three chance to be scouted out by professionals” Aizawa droned out before walking out.

 

The rest of the day progressed and it was finally time for lunch!

 

“Gah this is so embarrassing, Don’t tell anyone but I just want to be a hero for the money” Uraraka spoke in a hushed tone

 

“Just for the money?”

 

“Well… my family runs a construction company but business is bad, we’re poorer than poor. I wanted to use my quirk to help them out but they told me to follow my dream so I want to be a hero so they can live easy lives”

 

“Yeah I’m kinda in the same boat with the poor thing. My dad used to be a pro hero till he died and his death was kinda mysterious with a bunch of collateral damage so we kinda went broke after it was all cleaned up… Honestly as long as you save people I don’t see a problem with it” Akatani interjected.

 

“wait wait you’re the son of a pro hero?”

 

“yup, the son of Gemini! I got the same eyes and hair, since bakugo found me out I’m not gonna bother hiding my appearance anymore”

Iida looked like he was going to say something but out of no-where All-Might shot out into the hallway.

 

YOUNG AKATANI! WOULD YOU LIKE TO EAT LUNCH WITH ME?

 

‘fuck I don’t really want to but it would look weird if I shot down a lunch request from all-might’

 

“Uh sure! See you later guys!”

 

Once they made it into an empty room it looked like all-might was slightly struggling.

 

“I know about your time-limit”

 

HOW?

 

“Just transform into small-might, I’ll tell you”

 

the hero transformed and proceeded to spit blood while repeating “small-might?”

 

“I’m the kid who grabbed onto you leg after you saved me from the sludge villains”

 

“But I thought you said...” a frown growing on all-might’s face

 

“Yeah I was until I got struck by lightning, my eyes never glowed like this nor was my hair slightly crystalline”

 

“Struck by lightning?”

 

“Yeah after you told me I couldn’t be a hero, which honestly I don’t blame you because I knew I couldn’t be one either deep down and I probably would have died in the entrance exam if I was quirkless, I was sitting in a park reflecting on my shit life till I got struck, died, then got struck once maybe twice I don’t know I was dead and then I was alive with a quirk”

 

“oh…. uh.. Well I have a proposal I should have maybe made back then”

 

“oh?”

 

“Well you see young Akatani, as you know, nobody knows the true nature of my quirk. I simple say brush of any question with a joke. Most believe its a strong enhancer type but that is far from the truth! I’m sure you know this can never leave the room?”

 

A nod from Akatani prompted him to continue.

 

“It’s called one for all and it’s a quirk that can be transferred! Think of it like a flame, one generation cultivates it, makes it grow until passing it to the next! It is a crystalline (no pun intended) network of power!”

 

“I’m sorry.. what?”

 

“My quirk, it stockpile physical ability and can be passed one! I came to UA high-school to find a successor as my time is growing limited as you know. There was a candidate groomed by my previous sidekick night eye but alas I just don’t agree with it after meeting him. I vow you worthy of inheriting after seeing your actions at both the entrance exam, the USJ and your quick thinking during the battle trial! So what do you say?”

 

“All-Might… I’m honored but I have to decline”

 

“Exactly what I- wait what? Why?”

 

“All-might… I killed people”

 

‘great now I’m crying goddammit’

 

“I fucking killed them during the USJ…. I played god, they’re dead now, they’re not coming back”

 

“my boy-”

 

“Sure normally I could have just shocked them unconscious, but water and electricity don’t mix, the amount I had to pump into the water to cover all the surface area was enough to kill”

 

“he-”

 

“And you want to know the fucked up thing? I couldn’t do it while watching. I was a coward. I crystallized my head to block out the sight and sound hell I probably over fried them, it wasn’t till tsu told me to stop and now she won’t even look at me”

 

“My boy I need you to listen to me. Don’t you think I’ve killed too? I don’t enjoy it, never have, hopefully never will. Sometimes to survive you have to do what you have to do… It was a life or death situation and you used the only tools you had at the time… I still believe you’re worthy”

 

There was silence except for the sniffles from Akatani.

 

“Just… think about it alright? You’re the only candidate as of know and even if you don’t accept, you’ll still make a fine hero, alright?”

 

Another nod from Akatani.

 

“I know it’s a lot to take in, just think about it” came from all-might before he buffed up again and left the room.

 

After cleaning himself up he left to go eat with his friends and when they asked him what they talked about, he just said all-might congratulated him on the USJ.

 

Thankfully they believed him.

 

The next week was spent doing schoolwork, training extra hard to try and keep himself remembering he killed them, coming up with some new moves and deciding whether or not to take one for all.

 

He’d also reattached Ojiro’s limb.

 

From testing on insects, they continue to live after the crystallization and crystallization. He’d ended up testing his power on a nearly dead cat and was able to heal it.

 

He found out he can’t bring something back from the dead however. But as the arm had been preserved by a quirk before and it had only been about twenty minutes since they attempted the surgery, it wasn’t enough time for the arm to completely die allowing Akatani to work his magic

 

The process was simple. He preserved the arm through crystallization and simply crystallized some of Ojiro's chest, fused the two, and de-crystallized.

 

Ojiro tried to make himself in-debt to Akatani for getting his arm back and allowing him to continue in the hero course but Akatani just waved it off.

 

 

He just hoped it would make up a little but for killing those villains.

 

Two days before the sports festival he came to a decision.

 

Taking All-Might aside during lunch he initiated the conversation.

 

“All-Might… I’ve decided.”

 

 

Chapter Text

“All-Might… I’ve decided...”

 

“Well young Akatani?”

 

“I’ve decided to accept your power. I will accept your power!”

 

A smile grew on all-might’s face. “I knew you would accept!”

 

“So… how do we go about this?”

 

A cloud of smoke and suddenly small-might transformed back into All-Might and with his stereotypical grin he gladly exclaimed “EAT THIS!” while holding a single hair.

 

‘what the fuck?’

 

“Uh…. What?”

 

YOU MUST INGEST MY DNA FOR THE TRANSFER TO TAKE PLACE! I FIGURED THIS WAS THE EASIEST OPTION

 

“yeah fuck that, here just spit into this” Akatani said while pulling out a soda from his bag.

 

“Didn’t really want to drink this right now but whatever”

 

I MEAN… ALRIGHT I GUESS?

 

A huge gob of spit into the can and one huge swig later, he had completed the only step required.

 

“huh.. I don’t feel any different”

 

HAHAHA WHY OF COURSE YOU WON’T! YOU HAVE TO DIGEST IT FIRST!

 

“Oh yeah.. guess that makes sense… So do you want me to come back in a few hours or?”

 

Another cloud of dust and he was small-might again.

 

“Of course young Akatani, I'd say meet me back at ground beta is around 4 or 5 hours!”

 

“Alright… well thanks? I don’t know what to say to be honest. Goodbye see you in 5 hours” he rushed off trying to get out of there without embarrassing himself.

 

The next five hours had been spent doing light training and scouting the internet for any new hero news.

 

You know what they say, when you’re having fun time flies! Well, the opposite is true as well. Akatani had never been so bored in his left, waiting to get back to UA seemed like an eternity!

 

He ended up leaving a half an hour later so he could get out. Visiting a few shops along the way he ended up arriving at the same time as All-Might did.

 

Making their way over to the faux city All-Might began the conversation.

 

WHILE USING ONE FOR ALL FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO EXPECT SOME RECOIL! I HAD BEEN ABLE TO USE 100% ALMOST INSTANTLY THOUGH MY MENTOR THOUGHT IT HAD BEEN QUITE ODD SO DON’T BE DISCOURAGED YOUNG AKATANI!

 

“Right”

 

Standing in the middle of the city, All-Might instructed him to fire off a punch.

 

Searching inside himself, he could feel the low hum of One For all. It felt… Energizing. He hadn’t felt this much power since just after getting resuscitated by another bolt.

 

Grabbing onto the hum, he spread it throughout his entire body, imagining it like the energy keeping him alive.

 

It felt powerful, too powerful.

 

Taking a step forward, A pain greater than the first bolt hitting him spread throughout his entire body. It was if he was on fire while being electrocuted at the bottom of the ocean.

 

His arms and legs go flying off without any blood while the rest of his body transforms into dust and shatters outwards..

 

All-Might screams in horror.

 

HOLY SHIT YOUNG AKATANI!

 

Quickly he forms himself into a snake-like pile of dust and slithers over to each limb, turns them into crystal dust and proceeds to reform into a human again.

 

“Jesus Christ all-Might what the fuck was that? ‘recoil’ my ass you’re lucky I can heal myself!”

 

WHAT.. WHAT DID YOU DO?

 

“Well I tugged on the hum of one for all and spread it throughout my body, imagining it like the power keeping me alive. Guess I just need to tone it wayyyyy down”

 

WELL YOUNG AKATANI I MUST SAY I’M IMPRESSED! TO FIGURE OUT ONE FOR ALL THAT FAST IS AN IMPRESSIVE FEAT! HOWEVER, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO TONE DOWN THE POWER?

 

“You ever heard the explanation that current is like pressure of a tap, and voltage is the pressure? Well that’s how my mental image. Since one for all in a sense is also a form of power, just not electrical power, I may be able to apply the same mental image”

 

WELL I GUESS THEY DO SAY IF IT ISN’T BROKEN, DON’T FIX IT! WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME SO WHY DON’T YOU TRY IT OUT AND SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN HANDLE?

 

And that’s exactly what they did for the next hour. Akatani tested using just one for all and also using one for all in conjunction with his other quirks. It was discovered as of now Akatani can use a maximum of around 8% according to all-might’s estimate.

 

NOW THEN, I MUST THIS YOUNG MAN, I AM EXTREMELY IMPRESSED! A LOT OF HEROES NOWADAYS DON’T HAVE THE SMARTS BUT I SEE YOU HAVE THAT COVERED AS WELL! 8 PERCENT MIGHT NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH BUT FOR NOW THAT IS QUITE FORMIDABLE!”

 

It was the day before the sports festival, the bell had rung for lunch and when Akatani had opened the door, there was a huge crowd of people.

 

‘Jesus Christ I’m so done with this shit’

 

“Ok what do you want?”

 

someone from the back of the class shouted out ‘THEY’RE PROBABLY SCOUTING COMPETITION”

 

Some purple haired kid who looks like he’s been dead inside for years and is an insomniac walks to the front.

 

‘what a fuckin mood honestly’

 

“Heard there’s two open spots in class 1-A… Those who failed the entrance got shoved to gen ed… there’s a rumor going on if one of us gets far enough in the sports festival they’ll consider transferring us. Consider this a declaration of war” He drones on before walking away.

 

Some other guy who had huge ass eyebrows barges his way to the front.

 

“HEY I’M FROM CLASS 1-B NEXT DOOR! I HEARD ONE STUDENT WAS EXPELLED FOR BEING A PERVERT AND ANOTHER FOR BEING A BULLY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL! THE REST OF YOU BETTER TAKE THIS DAMN HERO COURSE THING SERIOUSLY!” he shouts before stomping off.

 

 

‘well fuck you too man’

 

Other than that, there hadn’t been any hiccups and in the blink of an eye it was time for the sports festival.

 

Akatani was just sitting there in the prep room minding his own business before Todoroki walked over.

 

“What is it Todoroki?”

 

“So you say you only got your quirk ten months ago… objectively speaking I’m stronger than you”

 

“Yeah I highly doubt that, can you cut the bullshit and get the point?”

 

Todoroki scowls

 

“Just know…. I will beat you” he simply states before walking away.

 

Kirishima steps in. “Whoa man why pick a fight?”

 

“I’m not here to make friends” Todoroki said icily before walking over.

 

After that encounter, it was time for them to walk out.

 

Present mic was in the sound booth going ape-shit and shouting into the mic.

 

“HERE WE GO! THE FIRST YEAR HERO COURSE CLASS 1-A!” he screams while the crowd goes fucking bananas.

 

He continues as the rest of the classes walk out.

 

“FOLLOWING CLASS 1-A IS THE OTHER HERO COURSE, CLASS 1-B! C THROUGH E FOR GEN ED, F THROUGH H FOR SUPPORT CLASSES AND FINALLY THE BUSINESS CLASS!”

 

Akatani can see Bakugo looking pissed off as usual following the rest of the gen-ed students while there’s a few mutters of disdain from them.

 

“We’re just here to make them look good...” one of them says.

 

“Hard to get motivated…” another says.

 

Midnight steps up onto the main stage and cracks her whip.

 

“NOW FOR THE ATHLETES OATH!”

 

there’s a few murmurs from both the crowd and the classes about whether or not an 18+ hero is appropriate for a high school causing her to get peeved a bit.

 

‘damn I bet Mineta would be drooling if he was here’

 

“PIPE DOWN EVERYONE! YOUR FIRST YEAR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE THIS YEAR IS….”

 

‘oh fuck please don’t be me’

 

“AKTANI MIKUMO FROM CLASS 1-A WITH A PERFECT SCORE ON BOTH THE WRITTEN AND PHYSICAL COMPONENT OF THE EXAM, PLACING HIM FIRST SCHOOL WIDE!”

 

‘you have got to be fucking joking’

Chapter Text

On the outside Akatani had his usual somewhat bitchy face one. He seemed calm and collected. It was a completely different story in his thought though.

 

‘fuck fuck oh shit HOW THE FUCK COULD I FORGET ABOUT THIS?’

 

Quickly he made his way up to the stage and stood in-front of the microphone.

 

‘Welp, time to pull some shit outta my ass!’

 

“You know, every time I watched the sports festival as a kid I would always see someone monologue forever for the oath. I say fuck that time to keep it short. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the hero course or not, this is the most prestigious academy in all of japan, and as such I pledge to do my best. You all should as well”

 

Nobody said a damn thing. Complete silence. No cheer from the crowd, hell not even the students were murmuring.

 

‘I fucked that up so bad….’

 

Kirishima whispered to him “bro what was that?”.

 

“I will fully admit that I completely forgot about the speech and just pulled that out of my ass”

 

“Right… Well let us continue! Up first he have the first qualifier match! The stage that sends many home crying each year! I wonder what it could be?” Midnight trying to get back into the groove of things after his fuck up and also trying making the announcement sexy.

 

‘what the fuck is wrong with her?’

 

A crack of her whip and the screen beside her lit up revealing a spinner, somewhat like a slot-machine.

 

A few seconds later and it stopped, landing on bold text that read “OBSTACLE COURSE RACE

 

‘huh don’t remember this one from any previous years...’

 

“An obstacle course race between every member of all eleven classes! The track rounds around the stadium itself and is around 4 kilometers long!”

 

Everyone continued to listen closely.

 

“We preach freedom in this school and as such as long as you don’ go off course anything is acceptable!”

 

A huge gate opened up making everyone turn around.

 

“Racers, get to position! Lineup is determined by who gets there first!”

 

Rushing over as quickly as he could, Akatani ended up not exactly at the front but not too far behind either. All in all it wasn’t that bad of a starting position.

The starting bell rings and in an instant he crystallizes the ground beneath him, using a percentage of one for all to boost his energy making himself fly once he uses electro-propulsion.

 

There’s a huge swarm of people underneath him fighting and shoving, not unlike the level 3 alarm incident. At least they had a valid reason this time.

 

In an instant most were frozen from Todoroki who was currently sliding on some ice.

 

“I AINT LETTIN YOU GET AHEAD THIS EASY YOU ICYHOT BASTARD!”

 

Fuck that was bakugo

 

Once he landed, he was pretty much tied neck to neck with Bakugo, And Todoroki.

 

There was a huge clearing without a single obstacle.

 

‘shit this is fuckin suspicious’

 

Out of no where, those monstrosity zero pointer from the entrance exam pop-up out of the ground with an obnoxious HUMM noise.

 

“EVERY OBSTACLE COURSE NEED SOME SORT OF OBSTACLE!” present mic shouted from the observation booth

 

‘wow what a great observation Sherlock Jesus Christ’

 

“The first barrier…. ROBO INFERNO! Zero pointers from the exam!” his voice rung throughout the track and the stadium.

 

Someone yells out “HOLY SHIT! THE HERO KIDS FOUGHT THOSE?”

 

Todoroki beside him says something along the lines of “so this is what the regular test takers fought….”

 

a yell of “Wish they’d put something more threatening in” came before each bot was frozen in place.

 

Too bad he froze them in unstable positions, as they started to fall on the students.

 

Not having enough time to get out of the way, even by propelling himself he, Akatani turns into some crystal dust and flies through the cracks.

 

Two other students aren’t lucky enough and end up getting crushed.

 

‘WHAT THE FUCK DID THEY JUST DIE?’

 

Turns out he yelled that. Shit.

 

“Heh as if… Good thing it was me who got crushed!” Kirishima pops up from underneath the armor.

 

Then a steel guy pops up right beside him saying nearly the damn same.

 

‘huh a copy of kirishima’s quirk but steel instead of rock… Wonder if he can make it stronger? Whatever this isn’t the time to think’

 

Bakugo ends up flying over them using his explosions and once again it’s Akatani, Bakugo and Todoroki leading.

 

More and more people start overcoming the robots but by this point those 3 are too far ahead for anyone to catch up.

 

“So you think the first barrier was a piece of cake huh? Well what about the second! THE FALL! Gonna have to crawl across if you want to make it!” Present mic shouts out again.

 

Quickly crystallizing the ground again, he propels himself from pillar to pillar.

 

“Kinda like bunny hopping but with more stakes’. Todoroki continues to ride on a wave of ice, and Bakugo continues to fly along using his hand explosions.

 

Tsu (who still won’t look at him in the eye) crawls over the rope while exclaiming “A giant tight-rope… Time to show off!”

 

Some pink haired maniac from support course is flying over using some sort of grappling belt device strapped to her chest. Taking a quick glance back he questions if what she’s doing is even allowed

 

‘support gear… completely decked out in support gear’

 

Iida ends up balancing on the rope while propelling himself with his legs engines while screaming out “my brother is watching… I must not put on and unsightly performance”

 

“Looks unsightly to me!” Present mic shouts out.

 

A minute or two later Todoroki and Bakugo end up at the third obstacle while Akatani is lagging back a bit, suffering from a bit of quirk exhaustion.

 

The third obstacle is a fucking mine field.

 

‘are you trying to kill us!’

 

“I should mention this… Our mines don’t pack a deadly punch at all but they’re quite loud and flashy! BE warned, you may need to change your underwear after you’re done!”

 

‘shit I let myself get too far behind! How the fuck am I gonna get up a head?’

 

Quickly trying to pull a plan out of his ass so he doesn’t end up extremely far behind he comes up with one. A really shitty plan.

 

‘Let’s hope this doesn’t go as bad as the speech….’

 

Quickly he forms a crystal board with two handles and proceeds to dig a bunch of mines out creating a pile of them

 

‘alright lets hope this works!’

 

Grabbing a hold of the handles, the board lands on the mines and proceeds to launch him forwards all the way up to Bakugo and Todoroki.

 

‘FUCK I NEVER THOUGH OF HOW TO LAND!’

 

He starts to rapidly descend and in a spur of the moment decision, he slams the board onto the ground again using a bit of one for all, exploding more mines causing Bakugo and Todoroki to flinch stop for a moment.

 

“GET THE FUCK BACK HERE DEKU

 

“YEAH HOW ABOUT YOU GO FUCK YOURSELF?” Akatani shouts back.

 

He lands in a somersault position and rolls a bit before getting up and using the momentum plus some electro-propulsion to fly ahead towards the exit.

 

There’s another narrow hallway and he can hear Todoroki and Bakugo getting closer and closer but he ends up beating them, making it in first place.

 

‘Holy shit that took a lot out of my Jesus Christ’

 

About four or five minutes later everyone catches up and he makes eye-contact with that declaration kid.

 

He still looks exhausted.

 

‘What a fucking mood honestly’

 

“Alright every, its time for the results!”

 

The results show up on multiple huge screens throughout the stadium. Todoroki ended up getting second while Bakugo is third.

 

‘Holy shit he really did go rabid what the fuck’

 

“The tip 42 are allowed to advance! Sorry to those who failed but that’s the name of the game! And now we’re onto the post-preliminaries! By the end, there will only be 16 left!”

 

‘damn that’s a huge ass filter’

 

She cracks her whip again and shouts out once the display shows their next event. “A Calvary battle! Students will form teams of two to four. Essentially it will be a normal Calvary battle with one exception! Quirk usage is allowed!”

 

‘huh that’s not too bad’

 

“The number of points will be determined on your placement, 42nd begins with 5 points, 41st being 10 and so on.”

 

‘ok but what’s the catch’

 

“The except being…. First place will have TEN MILLION POINTS!”

 

‘YOU HAVE GOT TO BE SHITTING ME’

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“The exception being…. First place will have TEN MILLION POINTS!” Midnight yelled out while licking her lips.

 

‘WHY DOES SHE MAKE EVERYTHING SEXUAL? JESUS CHRIST’

 

Everyone turned and stared at him collectively planning on taking him down

 

‘Guess I’ll die!’

 

“The match will last 15 minutes. The team points will be added and a headband with the total number of points!”

 

Everyone thankfully turned their attention back to midnight.

 

“All headbands must be worn above the neck! Even if your headband is stolen or the horse formation is broken, it’s not over til it’s over!”

 

A few murmurs broke out from the group.

 

“With 42 contastans there'll be 10 to 12 teams at all times…” someone pointed out.

 

“So if your points are only temporarily stolen there’s no need to panic, right?” Another asked.

 

A crack of her whip to silence everyone, midnight finished up her speech. “Quirks are allowed so it’ll be brutal, but be warned! Maliciously using a quirk to make a team fail will get you out of the game! Alright everyone, Partner up! You’ve got 15 minutes!”. A wink when she said ‘partner’.

 

‘Tsu’s out of the question. RIP’

 

He tried not to remember that day.

 

Everyone avoided bakugo with the exception of kirishima for some reason. Most people avoided Akatani as well, though strangely Uraraka came up and asked to join his team.

 

He made his way over to Iida to try and convince him to join the team but it was futile.

 

“You make good points but… I have to refuse.”

 

‘Huh?’

 

“You’re a great friend, and it’s because you’re so wonderful I cannot join. We’re rivals as well, so I must apologize but I cannot follow you in this endeavour!”

 

‘In this endeavour? It’s a fuckin calvary battle… Alright aside from his word choice I see where he’s coming from though’.

 

“Alright, I understand. Do your best with whoever you team up with, yeah?”

 

A simple nod came from Iida before he turned around to try and find someone else to team up with. A sudden bright pink blov charged right at him causing him to nearly fall on his ass.

 

“HOLY SHIT”

 

Somme pink haired girl with crosshair eyes was in his face. “I’M HATSUME MEI FROM THE SUPPORT COURSE! WHY DON’T WE MAKE A DEAL? IF I CAN YOU USE TO SHOW OFF MY PRODUCTS, I’LL ALLOW YOU YO USE THEM IN THE BATTLE? WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK MR. 10 MILLION?”

 

‘Mr 10 million? You know what, fuck it. this is a pretty good deal’

 

“Alright I accept”

 

“GREAT!”

 

She promptly stuck out her hand and they shook.

 

‘Alright… just one more!’

 

He considered Jirou or Kaminari but decided against it. Akatani had an electric quirk so Kaminari wouldn't have any benefit, plus he had less control over his quirk than Akatani. Jirou just didn’t seem like the right pick for the team.

 

Looking around he didn’t really see anyone without a group at first. At least until he looked in a corner.

 

‘Perfect…’

 

He walked up to the other teen and began to describe a plan.

 

“So I know we don’t know each-other that well, but I think you’d make a great addition to our team. What do you think?”

 

The other teen looked like he went into deep thought for a few minutes before simply nodding.


The teams were as follows:

 

Team Akatani (akatani, uraraka, tokoyami, and hatsume)

 

Team Todoroki (todoroki, iida, yaoyorozu, kaminari

 

Team Bakugo (bakugo, kirishima)

 

Team Mina (mina, sero)

 

Team Shinsou (shindou, aoyama, ojiro, shoda)

 

Team Shoji (shoji, tsu)

 

Team Monoma (monoma, tsuburaba, kaibara, kuriro)

 

Team Kendo (kendo, yanagi, tokage, komori)

 

Team Kodai (kodai, bondo, fukidashi)

 

Team Rin (rin, shishida)

 

Team Tsunotori (tsunotori, kamikiri)

 

Team Tetsutetsu (tetsutetsu, honenuki, akwake, shiozaki)

 

The two made their way back to the team. They had a few minutes left, around a minute or two, so they discussed some strategy.

 

“I don’t believe bakugou will be much of a threat, yes he’s extremely powerful with his quirk and has great control, but his only other teammate is kirishima.” Akatani spoke out to the group.

 

“Really if push comes to shove, I have a move I’ve been cooking up which would help out. It would take a lot out of me since well I’ve only had this quirk for ten months and it will get easier as I get stronger but it Should work. We should only rely on it if we have to though, alright?”.

 

Everyone nodded.

 

“Now in my personal opinion todoroki’s team wi-”

 

A loud siren cut him off, signalling the start of the match

 

‘GOD DAMMIT’

 

The entirety of his opponents came rushing towards him while one shouted out “THIS IS PRETTY MUCH JUST A FIGHT FOR THE TEN MILLION, AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT!”

 

“QUICK HATSUME DO YOUR TECHNOLOGY WIZARDRY BULLSHIT” Akatani yelled out only to make the other teams think she controlled it. Truth be told, Akatani was the one with the remote in his pocket.

 

One second they were on the ground, the next they were high in the sky using some rocket boots and a jetpack plus Uraraka’s zero-gravity

 

A pair of jacks came flying towards him but thankfully dark shadow was able to shoo them away.

 

“I knew you’d make a great teammate tokoyami!”

 

Soon they were descending.

 

“SO HOW DO YOU LIKE MY BABIES? CUTE AREN’T THEY?”

 

‘Babies, bitch what the fuck?’

 

Satou shouted out “HEY WE NEED TO GO AFTER THEM AS REVENGE FOR JIROU!” before hagakure started screaming.

 

“OUR HEAD BAND’S GONE!”

 

Akatani didn’t really pay attention to who took it they just needed to get the hell out of there. Shoji came running towards them with some sort of weird tent like thing on his back made out of his dupli-arms.

 

A huge tongue came flying out and narrowly missed their headband causing them to jump back.

 

‘Damn I bet mineta would have been a great pick for their team!’

 

Tsu poked her head out and for once looked akatani right in the eye. It unnerved him.

 

Not taking any chances they propelled themselves back in the air before suddenly Bakugo was right beside them in the air as well.

 

He had a face that screamed danger.

 

THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN ME DEKU? HUH? I’M GOING TO BEAT YOUR ASS SO HARD!”

 

“HOW ABOUT YOU GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU STUPID CUNT?”

 

Thankfully they weren’t too high in the air yet so a fall wouldn’t be lethal. This made Akatani grin with glee.

 

Quickly he made a dull stick and shoved bakugou back while simultaneously pumping a bit of energy in so bakugo’s limbs would lock up.

 

“SEE YA LATER IN HELL!” Akatani  screamed out while Bakugo started to fall.

 

The face on Bakugou as he fell was priceless. Kirishima ended up katching him and since his feet never touched the ground they were still in the game, just incapacitated.

 

Once they landed they never noticed a certain blonde haired member of class 1-B coming up right behind them until the headband was almost stolen.

 

Akatani dodged and shoved the hand out of the way to keep their points. Turned out his copy quirk worked in a way that made it so he couldn’t decide if a quirk was copied. Monoma started screaming as his bones and internal organs all crystalized. It wouldn’t kill him but it’d incapacitate him until the five minutes was up in which he’d revert and go through an even worse pain as everything reverted in an instant.

 

“WHAT WAS THAT?” Uraraka yelled out.

 

“REMEMBER ALL MY ORGANS AND BONES ARE CRYSTAL-” He was interrupted by a crack of electricity flowing through him. Thankfully he acted as a lightning rod so his group was unaffected but everyone else in the stadium had been temporarily paralyzed.

 

“Kaminari…”

 

‘Dammit why didn’t I think of that?’

 

Todoroki’s group made of Iida, yaoyorozu and kaminari were in front of him. There was no way to retreat or protect his headband without fighting. He couldn’t cover up the headband to keep it from being stolen and turning himself to dust wouldn’t help. Neither would his electricity as it would all just flow to Kaminari if they didn’t use the insulated blanket yaoyorozu had made.

 

They were at a real disadvantage. A few seconds of the two groups staring at each-other before Todoroki’s group rushed toward Akatani.

 

‘Wait a minute FUCK’

 

Quickly slamming down on the remote, they flew up once more, but quite violently as uraraka hadn’t use her quirk.

 

They’d just narrowly avoided getting taken down by Iida’s new super-move ‘recipro burst’. Even from up there Akatani could see Todoroki scowl.

 

“I CAN’T FUCKING BELEIVE I FORGOT ABOUT OUR ROCKET BOOTS JESUS CHRIST”

 

Akatani hadn’t been paying attention to present mic’s announcements but it was hard to miss this one.

 

“WITH JUST ONE MINUTE LEFT, TEAM AKATANI HAS KEPT THE NUMBER ONE SPOT! CAN THEY KEEP IT UP OR WILL THEY PERISH IN THE REMAINING MINUTE”

 

Turns out Iida’s super-move completely stalls his engine and strains his legs so bad he can’t even speed walk.

 

Everything was good. The remaining minute passed without incident, though it felt like an eternity.

 

“ALRIGHT EVERYONE! TIME’S UP! IT’S TIME TO ANNOUNCE OUR WINNERS! IN FIRST PLACE, NONE OTHER THAN TEAM AKATANI! SECOND PLACE, TEAM TODOROKI! THIRD PLACE TEAM TETS- TEAM SHINSHOU? WHERE’D HE COME FROM?  FOURTH PLACE IS TEAM BAKUGO, AND FINALLY IN FIFTH PLACE IS TEAM ASHIDO!”

 

A collective sigh of relief escaped everyone. What a hellish intense 15 minutes.

 

“WE’LL PROCEED TO THE AFTERNOON PORTION AFTER AN HOUR LUNCH BREAK!” present mic finished up.

 

Nothing spectacular happened during the lunch hour other than bakugo grumbling about loosing to ‘that shitty useless fucking deku’.

 

After that were some optional recreation games that included those who were disqualified. About another hour later it was time for the main event.

 

“IT’S TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT! A FORMAL BRACKET TOURNAMENT BETWEEN THE 16 MEMBERS OF THE 5 WINNING TEAMS! THESE TEAMS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY GENERATED THROUGH USE OF A COMPUTER!” his voice resonating throughout the whole stadium

 

The televisions in the stadium lit up the brackets, which were as follows:

 

Akatani vs Ojiro

 

Shoda vs Kaminari

 

Hatsume vs Iida

Ashido vs Aoyama

 

Tokoyami vs Bakugo

 

Todoroki vs Shinsou

 

Ochako vs Yaoyorozu

 

Kirishima vs Sero.

 

‘Ojiro huh? Hasn’t he trained in martial arts all his life?’

 

Two hands shot up from the crowd. Ojiro and Shoda.

 

“We’d like to withdraw…” Ojiro spoke aloud.

 

“Neither of us have memories until the end of the cavalry battle, and as such we don’t believe we should be allowed to continue.” Shoda continued.

 

Midnight grind seductively. “I’LL ALLOW IT!”

 

After a match of rock paper scissors between the members of the sixth team it was decided Tetsutetsu and Shiozaki would replace Ojiro and Shoda respectively.

 

A huge cement field forms in the center of the field, courteous of cementoss.

 

“IT’S TIME EVERYONE! THE LONG-AWAITED SHOWDOWN WILL IMMENSE IMMEDIATELY! AKATANI MIKUMO FROM THE HERO COURSE VERSES… TETSUTETSU TETSUTETSU ALSO FROM THE HERO COURSE” Present mic shouted.

 

Midnight began to explain the rules. “ALRIGHT SIMPLE RULES! WIN BY IMMOBILIZING, KNOCKING OUT, OR THROWING YOUR OPPONENT OUT OF THE RING! GETTING THEM TO YIELD COUNTS AS WELL! WE HAVE RECOVERY GIRL ON STANDBY SO FIGHT DIRTY IF YOU MUST! OBVIOUSLY THERE WILL BE NO KILL AS WELL!”

 

‘Alright a steel hardening quirk. Hopefully this won’t be too hard’

“Your speech was lackluster at the beginning! You’d better make it up to me with a damn good fight, ya hear me?” his opponent shouted at him.

 

‘This is where the fun begins’






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Akatani had 2 options. He could either just create a crystal prison for his opponent and win the match in about 10 seconds, or, he could indulge in a good fight with one for all. His electric powers were out of the question.

 

A loud horn went off to signal the start of the match. The two ran straight for each-other, Tetsutetsu hardening himself planning to crystalize his body. The steel fist came flying towards him, and broke right through his crystal body. Quickly he jumped back and reformed himself.

 

“So you can turn yourself to crystals huh? Too bad those are weaker than my steel!” Tetsutetsu cried out.

 

Tetsutetsu charged at Akatani again, but before he could land a hit Akatani turned himself to dust, flew behind Tetsutetsu and reformed himself.

 

Banking on the fact that Tetsutetsu was temporarily confused he used a 5% kick against Tetsutetsu’s ass sending him flying forwards.

 

‘Damn that woulda hurt if he hadn’t been hardened’

 

“A bit of super strength too, huh? Too bad it’s took weak! I’m the kind at endurance!”

 

‘Bet’

 

The rest of the match continued pretty straightforwardly. A one for all powered kick or punch here and there, a steel punch or kick in return. It ended up being a slug fest. Tetsutetsu’s steel kept getting weaker and weaker an about 5 or 6 minutes in Akatani saw the perfect opening.

 

“DIKKU-SMASHUUU” He screamed out while proceeding to kick Tetsutetsu in his unhardened ball-sack. Tetsutetsu then dropped to the floor wheezing in pain while Akatani crystalised the area and bound his arms and legs to the floor.

 

“TETSUTETSU, CAN YOU MOVE?” Midnight yelled out.

 

“THE HELL DOES IT LOOK LIKE?” He yelled back.

 

“YEAH FAIR ENOUGH. TETSUTETSU IS UNABLE TO MOVE! AKATANI WINS!”

 

The crowd went absolute ape-shit. Full bonkers. Completely bananas. It was insane.

 

Deforming his crystals he stuck out his hand.

 

“Sorry for the dirty move there, but she said to fight dirty if we had to.”

 

Tetsutetsu, who was still in pain smirked and grabbed his hand for support. “Guess she did, didn’t she?”

 

“SO CHIVALROUS! THIS REALLY TURNS ME ON!” you know who shouted.

 

Tetsutetsu tried to stand up but the pain of having his balls hit by 5% one for all made him collapse.

 

‘Shit… maybe I shouldn’t have gone so hard. OOPS’

 

Thankfully, they had medical bots on sight who were able to deliver tetsutetsu to the infirmary.

 

‘OH FUCK I HOPE I DIDN’T BREAK HI-’ His thoughts were interrupted by his class cheering like wild once he got back to the bleachers.

 

“Bro that was so manly! Except that last move but let’s just forget about it eh?” Kirishima congratulated him.

 

“Dude that was sick! Why didn’t you use your electricity though, I mean he could turn to steel!” Kaminari asked him./

 

Don’t think about it don’t think about it.

 

“Yeah let’s just say I don’t really want to think about it…”

 

“Alright I mean your loss but cool”

 

“ALRIGHT COULD THE NEXT TWO CONTESTANTS MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN TO THE RING?” Present mic yelled out from his announcement booth.

 

“Heh guess that’s me. I’ll show you how to end a match quickly bro” Kaminari stated before making his way down to the ring.

 

“So, Akatani, who do you think will win?” Kirishima asked him.

 

“Well if he’s doing what I think he’s doing Shiozaki will win” Akatani responded, matter-of-factly.

 

“Really what makes you think that?”

 

“Just watch and see…”

 

The match started out with Shiozaki complaining about being called an assassin or something, really he wasn’t paying attention to the words all that much.

 

Jirou started relying what was going on through her earphone jacks and Akatani was thankfully.

 

Kaminari could be heard saying “I’ll be happy to console you, if you want. Because this match will probably be over in an instant”.

 

‘Dammit man, what the fuck?”

 

Well, true to his word the match WAS over in an instant, just not in the way he had hoped.

 

Screaming out “INDISCRIMINATE SHOCK, 1.6 MILLION VOLTS!” Kaminari procceede to released all of his energy in one swoop, not realising that Shiozaki could just protect herself with her hair by using it to absorb the energy and divert it to the ground.

 

This made Kaminari go into dunce mode and did his stupid face with the thumbs up.

 

Shiozaki then proceeded to pick hip up using her thorn hair, swing him around, and then throw him out of the ring making him crash into a concrete wall.

 

‘Fuck that’s gotta hurt’

 

“SHIOZAKI PROCEEDS TO THE NEXT ROUND!”

 

“Damn bro, how did you know what was gonna happen?” Kirhsima asked him.

 

“Well I know all of class 1-B’s quirks because of class-president work. I knew she had control over her thorned vine hair and theorized she could use it as a shield to protect herself from any electrical based attacks head-on. Along with Kaminari saying ‘I’ll show you how it’s done’ I predicted he’d just release all his energy at once and turn himself stupid” Akatani responded.

 

“Huh…..”

 

Their conversation was cut off by present mic telling Iida and Hatsume to make their way down to the ring.



“Alright, who do you think will win this time?”

 

“Definiently Iida. I know 100% that she’ll use him to advertise her products then just leave the ring.”

 

Kirishima made a face of disbelief. “And you know this how?”

“The only reason she teamed up with me for the cavalry battle was to show off her inventions”

 

“Bro… That’s so unmanly!”

 

Akatani sighed. “It is, but it’s thanks to her we won so in the end I don’t really care”

 

A slight incident occurred because Iida didn’t fill out the request form for support equipment but eventually Midnight allowed it because ‘he was so naive and it was good enough for her’ once he told her that hatsume had wanted iida and her to be on ‘equal footing’

 

‘Yeah equal footing my ass’

 

Really it wasn’t much of a match, it was more-so just Hatsume showing off inventions for a good 15 minutes before straight up walking out of the ring.

 

Next up was Ashido and Aoyama.

 

“Wow you were right… OK what about this match?”

 

“Well… Really I don’t actually know. Ashido is quite athletic but if Aoyama uses his laser right he could keep her on the defense and maybe accidentally make her leave the ring by cornering her? Or aoyama could fuck up and she’ll kick the shit outta him. Really it could go either way”

 

The signal rung to start the match and immediately Ashido was on the offense. She was sliding around using her acid and Aoyama was just blindly firing his laser, trying to hit her.

This match was short lived too as Ashido uppercutted Aoyama so hard he lifted off the ground and made him produce moans that could be mistaken for a porno.

 

‘Goddamn that’s gotta hurt like a bitch’

 

“ALRIGHT WE’RE HALFWAY DONE THE FIRST ROUND! UP NEXT IS TOKOYAMI FUMIKAGE VS BAKUGO KATSUKI!”

 

Akatani spoke before Kirishima could even ask.

 

“Straight up bakugou will win. I can’t tell you why but just trust me he will”

 

Kirishima nodded and they looked to the ring.

 

‘Dark shadow’s weakness to light…. This isn’t a good matchup at all’

 

Once Bakugou had discovered dark shadow’s weakness to light he was absolutely merciless and ended up making Tokoyami yield by pinning him to the ground.

 

“Did he just give up? That’s so frickin unmaly!”

 

Akatani turned to face him. “Did you really just say ‘frickin’? You know what, never mind. No, Tokoyami did not just give up, Dark Shadow has a weakness to light. Really he was screwed from the moment they were paired together.”

 

“Oh…”

 

After that, it was Todoroki vs that insomniac looking dude.

 

“WOW ALMOST THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY DONE! UP NEXT IS TODOROKI SHOUTO, SON OF ENDEAVOUR, AND SHINSHOU HITOSHI FROM GENERAL STUDIES!”

 

‘Shinsou…. Huh’

 

Todorki scowled so hard it nearly made the concrete crack. “Damn the fuck is up with him?” he Asked. Kirishima just shrugged.

 

It seemed like most matches were short. Shinsou said something, Todoroki said something back, and then Todoroki just walked out of bounds. Too bad jirou was in the bathroom so nobody knew what just happened.

 

“What the actual fuck was that?”

 

Seemed like nobody had an answer though Ojiro grimaced which was kind of odd.

 

The next match went by really fast as well. It was Uraraka vs Yaoyorozu. Uraraka had attempted to get Yaoyorozu to float but Yaoyorozu just ended up making a flash band and once Uraraka was temporarily blinded, she was trapped under a net and unable to get out.

 

“Hey is it just me or do these matches seem to be going on extremely fast?” Akatani asked aloud.

 

“Yeah know that I think about it… That is kind of odd isn't it?” Kirishima responded.

 

“AND THE FINAL MATCH FOR THE FIRST BRACKET! KIRISHIMA EIJIRO VS SERO HANTA!”

 

“Ah crap, time for me to go. See you in the quarter rounds!”

 

“Definitely”

 

Kirishima and Sero made their way down to the ring and got into position.

 

The bell to start the match rung and Sero launched his tape and wrapped up Kirishima. His tape was strong but it could be cut.

 

Kirishima was able to cut his way through by hardening himself and in the end it was Kirishima who won. The two shook hands and Midnight went on some spiel about the ‘wholesome youth’.

 

“ALRIGHT EVERYBODY THERE WE GO! THE FIRST BRACKET HAS BEEN COMPLETED. IF YOU COULD TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SCREENS YOU CAN SEE WHO WILL BE FIGHTING WHO NEXT! WE’LL HAVE A TWENTY MINUTE BREAK SO GET READY!”

 

Turning to look at the screens he noted the next set of matches

 

Akatani vs Shiozaki

 

Iida vs Ashido

 

Bakugo vs Shinsou

 

Yaoyorozu vs Kirishima

 

Kaminari had come back from the infirmary and Akatani had proceeded to fill him in on what he missed. That took up about half the time and the rest was just idle chatter with his classmates.

 

Present Mic’s voice rang throughout the stadium again. “ALRIGHT EVERYBODY! YOUR TWENTY MINUTES ARE UP SO PREPARE FOR THE NEXT SET OF BEATDOWNS! COULD AKATANI AND SHIOZAKI MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN TO THE RING?”

 

“Alright everyone, I guess I’m up”

 

Kaminari pulled him aside before he could leave though.

 

“Hey bro I fucked up real bad, so could ya win this for me?”

 

“Absolutely”

 

Kaminari nodded  and he made his way down to the match.

 

“ALRIGHT I DON’T BELIEVE THESE TWO NEED INTRODUCTION AGAIN, SO LET THE MATCH BEGIN!”

 

The buzzer went off and Akatani grinned.

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The buzzer rang and the match had begun.

 

Shiozaki shot out her thorns in an attempt to wrap up Akatani. He formed a blade and pumped some electricity through to heat it up, making it easier to slice through her hair.



‘Fuck I bet that’d hurt if it grabbed me’

 

Turns out she couldn’t regrow her hair though and suddenly all her hair fell out making her bald.

 

‘JESUS CHRIST I DON’T FUCKING REMEBER THAT FROM HER QUIRK FILE’

 

Banking on the fact she was temporarily surprised, he propelled himself feet first knocking her over.  Just as he did with Tetsutetsu, he bound her to the ground with crystal cuffs.

 

The crowd roars and Present mic yells out it was Akatani’s victory. After releasing her arms and legs from the ground he makes his way back to class 1-A’s stadium

 

Kaminari greets him “Dude that was so sick! I knew you could beat her! Why didn’t you just shock her after you cut off all her hair though?”

 

“I said I don’t want to talk about it”

 

Kaminari just gives him an odd look before Present Mic’s voice rings throughout the stadium again.  “ASHIDO AND IIDA PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN TO THE RING!”

 

Iida says nothing, he just gets up and makes his way down to the stadium while Ashido jumps up and yells out “Alright guess I’m up!”

 

The two make their way down to the ring and Kirishima turns to him again.

 

“Honestly this match could go either way too. If Iida can use his recipro burst that’d probably be an instant win though if he can’t, or if Ashido somehow dodges then it’ll be a regular match where neither will have a real advantage over the other”

 

Kirishima just sighs. “That’s not what I was gonna ask bro…. I was gonna ask if you want a hot dog? I mean Yeah It’s probably not good to eat before these fights but I’m starving and I don’t think one hotdog will make that much of a difference. I do want to watch this match but I’m freaking starvin!”

 

That surprises Akatani. “Actually yeah I’m still a bit hungry… How much is one?”

 

“Nah Don’t worry about it they’re like 100 yen I’ll just buy you one”

 

“I mean if you’re OK with buying me one then sure” Kirshima stands up and makes his way over to the concession.

 

The buzzer rings to signal the start of the match and like all the previous matches, it ends pretty fast. Iida just ended up using his recipro burst and Ashido couldn’t react in time. The result is Ashido being shoved out of the ring at high speeds.

 

Akatani could tell Iida was proud of himself. Ashido didn’t look like she was sad she lost.

 

Kirishima came back with 2 hot-dogs and gave one to Akatani.

 

“Crap I missed the match! I was gone for like 30 seconds though!” Kirishima exclaimed before biting down into the hotdog from the top.

 

“Yeah Iida used his recipro burst….. Why the fuck are you eating a hotdog like that?”

 

“Because I can”

 

“Yeah alright. Sure.”

 

Next up was Bakugo vs Shinsou.

 

“There’s something suspicious about this shinsou guy… Todoroki just walked out of his match and now that I think about his I haven't seen him since…. Where’d he go?”

 

“Yeah I haven’t seen him either now that I think about it”

 

The two made their way down to the ring but thankfully since Jirou was here they were able to listen to what was going on.

 

The buzzer to signal that match went off and Shinsou immediately began talking.

 

“Man you look like a real piece of shit. Let me guess You’ve been pampered your whole life cause of your quirk, haven’t you?”

 

‘Man you don’t know the fuckin half of it’

 

Bakugo began to scream something for about 3 seconds before promptly shutting up, his face twisting from extreme rage to a look of peacefulness. It creeped the hell out of Akatani, Bakugo’s face was not meant to look like that.

 

“Alright… Walk out of bounds” Shinsou commanded. Strangely enough Bakugo followed his instructions. Once he walked out of bounds and his loss was announced, his face twisted and became feral. Akatani had seen Bakugo pissed, but this was a new look.

 

Bakugo tried to rush back in to attack shinsou. Cementos ended up creating a cement wall which Bakugo crashed into headfirst, knocking him out.

 

‘Jesus as much as I fucking hate Bakugo that looked really fucking painful’. The medical bots came to take him away to recovery girl’s medical bay.

 

“Bro what was that?” Kaminari and Kirishima asked at the same time.

 

“I think it was some sort of mind-control quirk. I don’t know the trigger though. Honestly that’s a pretty cool quirk I mean imagine all the rescue work he could do. He’d make a great underground hero.”

 

“Mind control... isn’t that kina-” Kaminari was cut-off by Akatani.

 

“Shhh We don’t discriminate against quirks here my guy. He was probably bullied his whole life over something he couldn’t control like me”

 

Kaminari just gave a sheepish look before whispering “sorry”

 

“ALRIGHT LADY AND GENTS, UP NEXT IS KIRISHIMA VERSUS YAOYOROZU!”

 

“Aw sweet I’m up! See you in the semi-finals Akatani!”

 

“Yeah man!”

 

Once the two made their way down to the ring Akatani leaned over to Kaminari. “No offense to Kirishima but my bets are totally on Yaoyorozu”

 

“What makes you say that?”

 

“How does a quirk that’s just hardening compared to a quirk that can create literally anything?” Akatani responded with a face that said ‘did you really just fucking ask that?’

 

“Yeah I guess you’re right”

 

The match started and in an instant Kirishima began charging at Yaoyorozu. Yaoyorozu then made another flash-bang which surprised Kirishima. The temporary confusion of becoming blind and deaf for a few seconds made him drop his hardening on accident.

 

That was the fatal mistake. Yaoyorozu produced a metal staff and rammed it into Kirishima’s stomach so hard he vomits, and Once he was down, she threw a weighted net down that he couldn’t get out of.

 

“ANOTHER SUPER SHORT MATCH! YAOYOROZU WINS! WELL EVERYONE, THAT WRAPS UP THE QUARTER FINALS! IF YOU COULD TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE TELEVISIONS SCREENS YOU CAN SEE THE FINAL 2 BRACKETS BEFORE THE FINAL!”

 

Turning over he looked at the screen even through he knew who’d be fighting.

 

Akatani vs Iida and Shinsou vs Yaoyorozu.

 

“WE’LL HAVE A TWENTY MINUTE BREAK BEFORE THE SEMI-FINALS! I RECOMMEND YOU FIGHTERS BEGIN TO STRATEGIZE!”

 

‘Iida huh… now that’ll be an interesting match’

 

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this fic will be dead for the next 2 and a half months. Why? I somehow completely forgot I have final exams next week and I haven't studied at all So I'll be hella busy studying my ass off. Then after finals I'll be camping without internet or power other than two battery packs and a small generator for almost the entirety of July and August. The only time I'll be home is for a 2 day metal festival near the end of July, a concert at the end of August and whenever we need to drive home from our campsite to get food.

So if you actually like my horrendous writing for some reason ur gonna have to wait 2.5 months to see anything from me. I mean hey I'll still be able to write since I'll have my phone so at least when I get back there'll be a shit ton of updates all at once.

I also finally have the ending planned out! At first I had a basic Idea but I've finally cemented how everything will turn out after I change a few things from how they went or worked in canon.

See you in a few months!

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The twenty minutes had passed and he was standing at the edge of the ring. The buzzer rang and Akatani knew what he had to do. If he could dodge Iida’s recipro burst then it was a fair game. The million dollar question is how? Any moment Iida could burst forward and the match would be over in an instant.

Unless….

Really, the match was played out more like a game of tag than an actual fight. No punches, kicks, or any attack. Iida was certainly trying but Akatani just kept running away.

“RUNNING AWAY EH? WONDER HOW THIS MATCH’LL TURN OUT! WHAT DO YOU THINK ERASERHEAD?”

“I just want to sleep” Aizawa’s voice spoke up, not nearly compared to present mic’s loud booming voice.

“What’s the matter Idoi, Not using ya speedy shit? I thought you wanted to make big brother proud!” Akatani yelled out, causing Iida to scowl yet not give out an answer.

“So you’re keeping quiet huh? Anyways I can’t imagine how Ingenium feels, having such a loser for a brother” Akatani continued to yell.

‘Damn now I’m resorting to middle schooler tactics fuck I hate doing this… Makes me feel like Bakugo’

Again, no response from Iida, just a really deep scowl.

‘Fuck maybe this isn’t working’

“You know, I wonder if someone as pathetic as you can really live up to the igenium name?”

“YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!” Iida screamed out.

‘SHIT THERE IT IS’

A small whirring sound could be heard before a small burst of blue flames could just barely be seen from Iida’s mufflers. In an instant Akatani burst into a cloud of crystal dust while Iida blasted right through him.

“AND THERE IIDA GOES! LOOKS LIKE AKATANI WAS PREPARED THOUGH! HOW WILL THE MATCH CONTINUE NOW THAT IIDA’S TRUMP CARD IS REMOVED?”

It was now or never. Just as quickly Akatani reformed himself before throwing off his shoe and turning around. Banking on the sudden confusion Akatani Crystalized his foot and used the same move he did on tetsutetsu, just a lot harder.

“ULTIMATE MOVE: THE BALLSACK DESTROYER” He screeched out while kicking Iida in the balls as hard and fast as he could. The effect was instantaneous, Iida grabbed his balls in pain while dropping to his knees and vomiting on the ground.

“OH MY GOD THAT LOOKED LIKE IT HURT! USUALLY BALL KICKING IS TABOO BUT I GUESS AKATANI HAS NO BOUNDS!”

Like the rest of the matches Akatani was able to bind his opponent to the ground and win.

Once Midnight called out Akatani’s win he removed the crystals and helped Iida back up onto his feet.

“Shit man I’m sorry about hitting you in the balls so hard, I’ll help you over to recovery girl’s office” Akatani stated, to which Iida simply nodded his head. The walk over was completely silent other than Iida’s grunts of pain. Right before Iida was about to enter Akatani remembered something.

“Hey so you’re probably pissed about me shit talking you, which I understand but I just wanna say I didn’t really mean it. I just wanted to win the match y’know and I couldn’t really think of anything else. We can talk about this if you want after the sports festival , alright?” Again, Iida just simply nodded.

When he made it back to the bleachers Kirishima was on him. “Bro what was that! Kickin someone in the balls is so unmanly! Iida-bro doesn’t have the protection like tetsutetsu! I mean, what if he can’t have kids because of you!?” He rushed out.

“Kirishima, my dude, my guy, First of all, Midnight literally said dirty tactics are allowed. Second, I’m at least 199% recovery girl would be able to fix it if there were any problems. People have become more resilient since quirks have come into existence, so I doubt I caused any real damage anyways. Third, Sometimes ya gotta play dirty, I mean hypothetically would you allow a bunch of civilians to day if you had to kick a villain in the balls but wouldn’t cause it’s ‘unmanly?’” Akatani responded.

“Well I guess when you put it that way….”

“COULD SHINSO HITOSHI AND YAOYOROZU MOMO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THEIR RESPECTIVE WAITING ROOMS? MATCH BEGINS IN TWENTY MINUTES!”

After present mic’s announcement Akatani delved into some small talk with the rest of his classmates, waiting for the match to start.

Spending time with his classmates made the time fly and before he knew it, the twenty minutes were up and the last two members of the semi-finals made their way down to the ring.

“AND BEGIN!” Present mic screamed out.

“So Akatani-bro, who do you think will win?”

Akatani didn’t even have to really sit and think about, the answer instantly popped in his mind. “Shinsou, no doubt. If he has some sort of mind control quirk then she’s fucked if he can activate it…”

Kirishima merely nodded before responding. “So what do you think the trigger is?”

“Honestly? That’s the million dollar question. As far as my knowledge goes, mind control quirks are like warp quirks, extremely rare and all completely different. My guess is eye contact or something to do with words” Akatani gave in response.

“Well, why do you think that?”

Shinsou kept talking and talking, though nobody could hear what he was saying, sadly. Eventually Momo somehow wound up under his control and walked out of the ring, just like every other participant faced with him.

“Well, shinsou kept on talking and talking while also making eye contact with Yaoyorozu during this fight, and every other one. Maybe it’s a combination of both? I really don’t know but Guess I’ll be finding out soon”

"ANOTHER WIN FOR SHINSO! THAT'S IT FOLKS, JUST THE FINALS ARE LEFT! WILL IT GO QUICK AND END UP BORING? OR WILL IT BE LONG AND EXPLOSIVE? COULD AKATANI MIKUMO AND SHINSHO HITOSHI MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN TO THEIR RESPECTIVE WAITING ROOM? MATCH BEGINS IN HALF AN HOUR!"

Akatani stood up and after giving a bro-fist to Kaminari and Kirishima, he made his way down to the waiting room along with a notebook and pencil.

Once he made it there he isn’t able to really come up with any sort of solid plan. Hard to plan anything if you don’t know your opponents quirk. Once the thirty minutes pass, and the signal to enter the ring signal, He doesn’t have anything written down other than what he already knows.

He gets to his side of the ring and once shinso appears Present mic continues his commentary.
“GET READY FOLKS, IT’S THE LAST MATCH OF THE FIRST YEAR SPORTS FESTIVAL! SHINSO HITOSHI, THE KING OF FAST MATCHES, VERSUS OUR LOCAL GOD OF LIGHTNING AKATANI MIKUMO? WHICH WILL PREVAIL, AND WHICH WILL PERISH LIKE A DOG?”

The crowd starts to cheer like apeshit and finally the buzzer to start the last match goes off. Shinsou smirks before beginning to speak. “Those others were so lame, too easy to beat. You seem interesting, maybe we’ll have a real fight?”

‘Fuck fuck don’t make eye contact and don’t respond’ Akatani casts his eyes without moving.

“Didn’t your mother tell you to make eye contact when speaking to people? Geez, awfully rude for a future hero, don’t you think?” Shinsou says, while both continue to not make a move.

‘Fuck it one of us has to do something eventually’ Akatani thinks before begging to slowly walk while also trying to be weary.

‘It’s gotta be verbal, he’s trying to get a rise out of me… make me seem stupid as fuck if I fell to the same tactic’

Shinsou’s smirk turns into a grimace. . “You know I’m sort of jealous of you hero kids. I’m telling you this since I’m sure either you figured it out, or that monkey told you. You have the perfect quirk you know, me though? Everyone but my parents branded me as a villain. I had no friends, hell not even any acquaintances. You seem like the sort of person who’s been praised and pampered your whole life. It makes me sick” He spits out.

Akatani doesn’t know why it pisses him off, maybe it’s cause he knows just how that feels, maybe he’s tired but he opens his mouth and fucks everything up.

“What the-” is all he’s able to get out before stopping there and standing blankly.

‘WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH ME? DAMMIT ALL I HAD TO DO WAS KEEP MY MOUTH CLOSE! MOTHER FUCKING ASS TITTIES’

His grimace turns back into a smirk and utters five words which jeopardize everything. “Turn around and walk out”

Akatani begins to try to frantically undo Shinsou’s control but is unsuccessful. To Akatani his mind feels weak, his vision hazy and his body like it’s on autopilot. He can vaguely hear present mic Screaming something in the background but he just can’t pay attention.

In a few short seconds he’s made it to the edge of the ring and is expecting to lose because he just couldn’t keep his damn mouth shut.
What he’s not expecting is for time to slow down, for his mind to become clear again, and he certainly wasn’t expecting to have an out of body experience.

Akatani’s sent to some place similar to his quirk core, but rather than the bleak oppressive white filled landscape, he can see his body and the rest of the stadium, with time either frozen, or slowed down to the point it looks frozen.

In the tunnel ahead he can see eight glowing yellow eyes. In any other situation he’d probably be shitting his pants, but strangely they feel welcoming. Like loving family.

And while this is shocking, it’s the next thing that really surprises him. There’s a tap on his shoulder and he whips around, unprepared for what he saw.

The same toxic glowing eyes he has, the same crystalline hair.

“....Dad?”

 

The figure smiles and nods.