It's wet. It's cold. It can come down at anytime of the year. It can be gentle or it can be loud. It can be accompanied by the setting sun or dangerous white lightning or booming, crackling thunder. Rain is extremely versatile and always changes how it presents itself. Most people don't like rain because it's wet, cold and that it can be loud. Most people don't like rain because it brings dangerous lightning or booming thunder. Most people don't like rain because they associate it with sadness like in TV dramas or movies.
Tsuyu Asui is not like most people. Maybe it's because of her Quirk. Maybe it's because she's a bit strange. Tsuyu doesn't really have a clear cut answer, but one thing is for sure is that she LOVES the rain. Something about how it feels on her skin and the distinctive smell it leaves behind. The sounds it makes when it hits her umbrella and the way the rain clouds darken the city below. Rain, to Tsu, is a source of comfort and gives her a peace of mind. Which is why when she watched the weather report this morning about rain showers all day, she frog-hopped at the opportunity to enjoy the weather. With her bright green raincoat, dark green boots and polka dotted umbrella that matched her coat, she walked around the empty streets of Musutafu for hours.
She splashed in every puddle she could find, twirled her umbrella every so often to watch the rain droplets dance and of course, sung in the rain. While the rest of her classmates were annoyed the nonstop downpour in the 2-A dorms, Tsuyu was having the time of her life in the city.
By the time 2:30 PM rolled around, Tsuyu had walked a good portion of the city. She decided that her next course of action was to walk the long street of Heights Alliance to look at all the dorms buildings and UA High itself. Tsuyu kind of liked seeing the lights shine through the windows of the buildings when it rained. It wasn't long until she was came across the 2-A dorms and she saw somebody on the sidewalk sitting in a box?
"Probably some weirdo." Tsuyu whispered to herself, until she got a closer look at the face of said weirdo. Spiky hair, red eyes and a scowl that could easily make anyone uncomfortable.
Tsuyu couldn't help but stare as she walked pass the boy. It was very weird to see him out here in this kind of weather and she had plenty of questions in her mind. He was wearing an orange raincoat, black slacks and if Tsuyu stood up on her toes, she could see his black Converse. The box on the side read:
If you can please pick him up, please pick him up
It was clearly in Kirishima's handwriting. Tsuyu tried to turn away, but she just couldn't. Especially when she saw Katsuki's face. His eyes were red and puffy.
"He's been crying?" Tsuyu mumbled as she put her finger on her chin, "He's trying to use the rain as a cover up." A real hero wouldn't leave a distressed citizen behind, so Tsuyu began to walk backwards back to Katsuki's box. She used her umbrella to cover the angry boy from the gentle downpour.
"Bakugou?" She said softly.
"Bakugou, it's me. Tsu."
"WHAT!? WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT?!" The boy screamed, "IF I DIDN'T SAY NOTHING THE FIRST TWO FUCKING TIMES, THAT MEANS LEAVE ME ALONE!"
"Why are you yelling, ribbit?"
"BECAUSE YOU'RE PISSING ME OFF!"
"Bakugou, seriously, stop yelling. You'll bring attention to yourself and then you'll have more people to deal with other than me."
Katsuki opened his mouth to probably scream at her some more and then shut it when he really thought about what she said. The frog girl was right and that pissed him off even more. Instead, he brought his knees closer to his chest and sucked his teeth.
"Do I even want to know why you're in there, ribbit?"
"Fuck off, Kermit!"
Tsuyu sighed and stood closer to Katsuki, so both of them were under her umbrella. She immediately thought of that iconic scene from My Neighbor Totoro with the sisters and Totoro waiting at the bus stop together in the rain. She noticed Katsuki's hair was still super spiky despite being in the rain for who knows how long.
Must be some strong hair gel.
"Soooo...how long have you been out here?" She asked, as she continued to stare at his weird ash blonde hair spikes.
"None of your fucking business." He didn't look at her. If Tsuyu had to guess, he was probably just staring at the school across the street.
"You know you'll catch a cold if you stay out in the rain like this."
"I don't remember asking for your fucking opinion."
"The weather report said it's gonna rain all day, so you really shouldn't be out here, ribbit."
"Don't you have somebody else to bother?" Katsuki whined. He sounded very tired and very irritated. Something must be wrong if Tsuyu is able to wear him down this quickly.
"I'm not leaving you here, Bakugou." She put her finger on her chin, "It wouldn't be the right thing to do."
Katsuki turned to her and glared at her with those ruby red eyes of his, "If you don't leave in the next 10 seconds. I'll tie your tongue in a knot and shove it down your throat, Kermit."
Tsuyu responded with a tilt of her head and her tongue sticking out her mouth giving him a blank expression, "It's been 10 seconds."
"Go die, you asshole." Katsuki growled as he returned to his original position in the box. Normally, most people would've left the explosive boy alone in the rain by now. Tsuyu knows just how unpleasant, loud and an overall dick her classmate can be. She had to admit it's actually pretty hard to see his good traits when his bad is always on display sometimes.
But Tsuyu Asui is not like most people.
3:06 PM. It's been a half an hour since Tsuyu decided to stand next to Katsuki and his box. She honestly really wants to know why he's sitting in a box. The pair has been sitting in complete silence, other than Tsuyu hearing the occasional sniffle coming from Katsuki. The pitter patter of rain on her umbrella was kind of lulling Tsuyu to sleep. It was all so peaceful, but she had a mission. She needed to help Katsuki out, it was clear he was upset.
"Why are you still here?" Katsuki suddenly asked. His voice was a bit hoarse and muffled. Tsuyu couldn't tell him the real reason. Izuku has told her multiple times that Katsuki hates to be seen as weak and if she told him, she saw he had been crying, Katsuki would've immediately shutdown. Tsuyu put a finger on her chin and thought of her words very, very carefully.
"You're going to get sick if I leave." It wasn't a complete lie. Tsuyu really didn't want Katsuki to catch a cold from the rain. "I'm not going anywhere, ribbit."
"Why the fuck do you care, you dumb frog?"
"Because I care about my friends getting hurt."
"....'M not your friend, Kermit."
"Sure you are, ribbit. Everyone in our class is my friend."
"We don't even hang out. You're always with Round Face or Stupid Deku."
"We're hanging out right now. Ochako and Izuku are no where to be found."
"You're a fucking smartass."
"Knowledge is power, ribbit." She squatted down to Katsuki's level, "How about this? If you tell me why you're out here in the first place, I'll leave."
Katsuki turned away from her gaze, "It's none of your fucking business."
Tsuyu stood straight up and rocked back and forth on her heels, "Okay, then I'm staying here, ribbit."
"If it wasn't fucking pouring, I would've blasted your stupid ass straight to hell!" Katsuki growled, trying to use his Quirk, but all that came out of his hand was puny little pops. Tsuyu had a feeling his Quirk would be pretty useless in the rain.
"I guess I'm lucky that it is raining, huh?" Tsuyu smirked with one hand behind her back, continued to rock on her heels. At this point, Katsuki must've realized that Tsuyu was just as stubborn as him. He growled, cursed and then loudly sighed as slumped further down his box.
"If you tell anyone and I mean anyone this, I'll make sure you'll die a slow, painful death, you stupid frog." He muttered.
Tsuyu squatted back down, zipped up her lips and threw away the key, "My lips are sealed, Bakugou."
"I got into a fight with Deku." He said lowly, "Happened this mornin'."
"That's normal for couples to fight from time to time, ribbit." Tsuyu put her finger on her chin, "What were you fighting about?"
".....We were....s'posed to go on a date today....an' he forgot." Katsuki balled his fists, "That shitty stupid Deku forgot."
"That's not good, ribbit." She frowned, "It makes sense why you were upset."
"That ain't the bad part." He huffed, "I did some shitty stuff."
"What did you do?"
A few hours earlier....
Katsuki couldn't even think right now. All he saw was red. That motherfucker stood him up in their favorite restaurant. Katsuki tried calling him, texting him and hell even EMAILED the stupid bastard, but his phone was fucking off. He never felt more embarrassed in his entire life. He kicked open Izuku's door to see the bastard was not only awake, but doing fucking homework on his bed.
"DEKU!" He roared, slamming the door closed when stomped in.
"K-Kacchan!" Izuku jumped from the sudden intrusion, "What's wrong? D-Did something happen?"
Katsuki stomped over to his boyfriend and yanked him by his collar, bringing the poor boy closer to his face, "You stupid bastard! Trying to make me look like a fucking idiot, huh?!"
"Kacchan, what are you talking about!?" Izuku looked genuinely confused and that only pissed Katsuki off even more.
"We had plans and you were a fucking no-show. You fucked me over, you selfish asshole!" Katsuki felt angry tears threatening to come out of the corner of his eye. He was hurt. He was hurt and Izuku didn't even care.
"Oh my god, Kacchan!" Finally, it clicked. Izuku looked absolutely horrified and regretful, but it was too late. The damage has already been done. "Kacchan, I'm so sorry. I figured we weren't going out cuz of the rain! I'm sorry, I'm really sorry."
Katsuki threw him back down on his bed and turned his back, "So you're just assuming shit about me now. You're a motherfucking piece of shit!"
Izuku reached out to Katsuki and grabbed his hand, "I'm really, really sorry, Kacchan. I didn't mean to hurt you."
"Too bad. You did." Katsuki pushed Izuku back onto the bed and made his way out the door. He didn't want to be here anymore.
"W-Wait, Kacchan! Please!" Izuku tried once again to stop Katsuki, but the explosive hero turned around and socked Izuku right in his freckled cheek. Izuku fell to the floor, holding on to his face and looked up at Katsuki with tears in his eyes.
"Power up that stolen Quirk of yours to 100%, so you'll snap your neck and die!" Katsuki screamed, "Fuck you, Deku!"
Katsuki slammed Izuku's door and ran up to his room. He couldn't stay in there for long because his dumbass boyfriend would follow him and want to talk. Katsuki was done talking. He grabbed his raincoat and ran down to the first floor to go outside in the downpour. He heard his classmates calling his name, but he was too upset to care. Using the rain as a mask, he let out frustrated sobs. He hated Deku. He hated Deku. He hated Deku.
Tsuyu frowned, "Sorry to hear that, Bakugou."
"Someone has to be." Katsuki crossed his arms and turned away, "Fucking happy now, you nosy pokemon reject?"
"So now can you tell me why you're in that box? I'm dying to know."
"Shitty Hair and Dunce Face wouldn't leave me the hell alone until I sat in it." He muttered. Tsuyu noticed Katsuki's face was slowly turning red as soon as he finished the sentence.
They didn't think to give you an umbrella?
"How long did you plan on staying out here, ribbit?"
"I don't know. Just until I stopped being mad."
"Are you still mad?" Tsuyu smirked, "Usually talking about your problems helps to blow off some steam."
Tsuyu carefully grabs Katsuki's bicep and gives him a comforting squeeze, "You know, you've changed alot since last year, ribbit. Don't get me wrong, you're still a dick, but...I know first year you wouldn't have talked to me."
Katsuki couldn't help but snort at the frog girl's bluntness. He liked that characteristic of her, "That's just because you wouldn't leave me the fuck alone if I didn't."
"Aren't friends supposed to be annoying anyway? That's kind of how friendships work, ribbit."
"Whatever, you dumb frog." He huffed, "You're not as useless as I thought you were, so thanks for that."
"Honestly, I'm not much of a relationship advice type of person but if there's one thing my parents taught me was communication is key." Tsuyu stood up once again and began to rock on her heels, "Pretty sure if you explain yourself, Izuku will forgive you. This is Izuku we're talking about."
"He's still a shitty nerd." Katsuki smirked.
The frog girl and the explosive boy turned around to see Izuku running towards them in a yellow raincoat and red umbrella.
"Asui? What're you doing here?" He panted, "I thought you were out walking?"
I told you to call me, Tsu." She rolled her eyes and pulled Izuku's hood over his hair, "I was just walking by to say hi to Bakugou." She waved at the couple as she took her leave to continue her walk. She was already way behind schedule. So many puddles to splash in with so little time.
Izuku walked in front of Katsuki's box, so he could meet his boyfriend face to face. "Kacchan?"
"The fuck do you want, Deku?" Katsuki tried to sound alot more angry than he really was, but the bite in his voice was lost when he noticed how red and swollen Izuku's cheek was from his attack.
"I came to apologize, Kacchan. I honestly didn't think we were doing anything today." Izuku's eyes began to water, "I-I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry."
Katsuki stood up in the box, so he could put his hand on Izuku's swollen cheek, softly stroking it with his thumb. He quietly asked, "Does this hurt?"
"O-Only a little..it kind of burns." He sniffed, leaning into Katsuki's touch.
"I shouldn't have punched you or said that...other shit." All the anger in him was completely gone. Looks like Kermit was right. Talking out your problems does help, "I just really wanted to spent some time with you. We never get to do anything cuz of school an' shit. Not an' excuse for hurting you though."
"It's okay, Kacchan. I know you didn't mean it." Izuku tried to give him a smile, but his cheek was just too swollen, "I shouldn't have assumed you didn't want to go anywhere."
"I'll make you katsudon to make it up to you." Katsuki offered, "As much as you want."
"That what I said, Stupid Deku." Katsuki pulled Izuku towards him to close the distance between them. He knows how much Izuku loves to kiss and well, might as well give him something, right? They parted with only a thin line of saliva hanging between them. Katsuki kissed Izuku's swollen cheek, "Let's patch this up too."
"Love you, Kacchan."
"Me too." Katsuki got out of the box and held his boyfriend's hand back to the dorms. He had to repay Tsuyu later. Maybe with chocolate-covered flies or whatever the fuck frogs like.
"Kacchan.." Izuku turned around to look at the large box, "Why were you sitting in that box?"
Katsuki felt his cheeks burn, "Later. I'll tell you later, you damn nerd."
That very next morning....
"Motherfucker!--cough, cough--Dammit!" Katsuki yelled or at least attempted to. His voice was incredibly hoarse, his throat felt like it was on fire and his nose was stuffy as hell. He was laying on the couch in the living room, completely covered with blankets. He was stuck here in the dorms, while everyone else was in class. Everyone else except...
"I told you, you would get sick, Bakugou, ribbit." Tsuyu walked into the living room with a steaming bowl of miso soup in her hands. She sat down next to the sick boy and handed him the bowl.
"Fuck off,--Achoo!-- Kermit!"
"Stop yelling. You'll make your throat worse."
"Don't tell me what to do, you dumb frog."
Yep. She was skipping class to take care of a sick friend. She can afford to skip at least one day, if it meant she was helping someone out. Not something most people would do but, hey, Tsuyu Asui is not like most people.