"Fuck," Todoroki cussed under his breath while he rounded a corner. He could hear the pounding footsteps of the officer a bit behind himself, making his heart beat harder. He couldn't lead him back to the motel, they'd surely figure everything out then. At least with the distance, the police officer only thought he was a common thug at the moment.
"Get back here!" The officer demanded loudly. "Do not make me have to pull my taser out!"
Okay, so maybe he shouldn't have stolen the necklace, but it had a moon charm on it that read "I love you to the moon and back" written on the back of it and he was a sap. Could you blame him? Bakugou had had a chain, but it apparently broke a fews days ago and he lost it. Todoroki just wanted to get something nice for his boyfriend and didn't want to spend their dwindling food and motel money on it.
Now, it seemed to be biting him right in the ass.
"Over here!" a familiar voice yelled at him while a hand closed around his wrist. He parted his lips, ready to argue, while he glanced back. The police officer was just a reach away from snagging him, which shut him up effectively. "Duck!" He ducked down immediately, eyes closing on their own. He heard a collision behind himself and the person dragging him, but didn't try to look back. When he was dragged around a sharp corner, he finally opened his eyes again. They took a few more turns and he looked around, taking in the buildings they were outside of. They all looked old and abandoned, bricks chipped and cracked.
Slowly, Todoroki turned to look at the person who had just helped him. Their back was to him with a slightly bulky jacket hiding their torso shape. He saw a head of spikey black hair and he perked up. "Kat, how did you know where I was?" He asked, moving forward with the intentions of hugging his boyfriend. However, the person turned around and Todoroki froze.
"Touya?!" Todoroki shouted out of surprise. He opened his mouth to say something, or ask why the hell his older brother was here of all places and why his hair was black now, but a firm hand covered his mouth.
"Quiet down, do you want the police to catch us?" Touya demanded firmly. He pulled his hand away from Todoroki's mouth after the younger calmed down. "I came out here to help you and your friends," Touya began to explain then. "It took a while to find you guys, so good job at keeping under the radar. Except, y'know, for stealing something."
"It's for Kat," Todoroki said defensively. "He lost his other necklace."
"Finally confess to him, then?" Touya replied with a smug smirk tugging at his lips. Todoroki gave a small, shy nod. "'Bout time. I'm glad you have a boyfriend. Now, can we please get to where your friends are before we get caught? I'll explain everything when we get there."
So Todoroki led Touya back to the motel that the other's were staying in. Todoroki pulled a few candy bars out of the inside of his jacket before he opened the motel room door. "Hey, I got those candy bars," he called out into the room as he stepped in. Touya followed behind, closing and locking the door.
Bakugou looked up from the book he was reading, reclined on the bed. Midoriya and Denki were sat on the other bed and were drawing on each other with pens. They looked up as well, eyes widening. Lastly, Momo walked out of the bathroom, still in her pajamas.
"Touya?!" The other four exclaimed all at once.
Touya stepped up to be beside Todoroki and waved at the others. "Hey," his voice was calm. The room stayed silent as he made his way over to the desk. Leaning down, he looked at the laptop that was left open. The sound of clicking rang out through the room suddenly.
"What are you doing?!" Todoroki demanded while making his way over to his brother.
"I'm contacting a person that will help you all out," Touya said simply. "You need somewhere safe and hidden before Dad decides to rip these cities apart on his own to find you guys. I don't want to have to visit you guys in the hospital if your parents get a hold of you again."
The admittance shocked everyone in the room.
"You knew?" Momo asked softly while she looked at Touya with wide eyes.
"Yeah, I knew. Enji used to abuse me before Shouto came along. I'd notice marks like you guys had anywhere." Touya started typing again, biting his bottom lip lightly.
"Why didn't you-" Denki started, but was cut off.
"Stop Enji? I used to try to all the time. I couldn't stand around and watch my little brother get beaten like my other siblings did. But the last time I stood up to him, he put me in the hospital in a coma for a week, and threatened to kill me if I stood up to him one more time after I woke up."
"Dad said that it happened because you were playing football with Natsuo and hit your head hard on a tree root." Todoroki said quietly, frowning heavily.
"Of course he did," Touya scoffed while shaking his head. The screen pinged loudly with a Skype call sound. Touya answered the call and a light blue haired male popped up on the screen.
"I really wasn't expecting this to be your request, Touya," the man on the screen said. "I mean, it's fine. But we only have three rooms available at the moment."
"Three is enough," Touya said easily. "My brother can share with his boyfriend, I can share with one of the other boys, and then the other two can share with each other. Until more rooms become available. If your boss doesn't mind."
"He's always happy to have more kids to spoil, you know that," the man on the screen replied with a smile. "Let me talk to each of them." Touya nodded and moved away from the laptop. He looked to Todoroki and gestured for his brother to sit at the desk. Todoroki pulled the chair out and sat down. "Hello, my name is Tomura. Can you tell me your name, age and favorite food?"
Todoroki's eyebrows furrowed together in confusion. Why would some stranger care about his favorite food? "Um, Shouto Todoroki. I'm sixteen and, uh, my favorite food is cold soba." He felt awkward saying what he was asked to, but the man, Tomura, seemed satisfied by the information.
"Good, next," Tomura said, looking at someone behind Todoroki. A gentle hand clasped his shoulder, making him look up. A smile tugged at his lips when he saw Bakugou standing there.
"Katsuki Bakugou, sixteen, and I like anything spicy," Bakugou's voice was rough and his facial expression betrayed how suspicious he found Tomura. Still, they could trust Touya, right? Todoroki didn't have time to ponder that, because their friends got up and walked over to the laptop.
"I'm Denki Kaminari, also sixteen, and I like hamburgers!" Denki said enthusiastically.
"My name is Momo Yaoyorozu. I am sixteen as well and I like pretty much everything. Mainly sweets," Momo said and smiled sheepishly.
Midoriya shuffled nervously behind the others, a timid smile on his face. Todorki could practically feel the anxiety rolling off of the smaller male in waves. The hand on his shoulder left and moved to cup the back of Midoriya's head carefully. "Hey, it's okay," Bakugou whispered softly. "I know it's been a rough few days since you haven't had your meds, but you're going to be okay. When we get to where Touya wants us to go, I'll find a way to get your meds. I won't let anything bad happen." There he goes again, making promises he can't guarantee, but it seemed to ease Midoriya enough to nod and smile a lit.
"I'm sorry," he apologized to Tomura, whom was just watching patiently. "It's hard to focus right now. I, my name is Izuku Midoriya. I'm sixteen like everyone else. I like anything, really, but katsudon is my favorite." His fingers twisted together nervously after he finished speaking, obviously holding himself back from rambling.
Tomura smiled kindly and nodded in a calming manner. "I can tell it's been rough on all of you recently. By tonight, you'll have warm beds and clothes, all much softer than the beds in your motel and nicer than the clothes you're wearing now. And if you'll give me the names of any medication any of you need, I can have it all ready by tomorrow morning."
So Bakugou and Todoroki listed off the medications they needed, it being a short list. Then Tomura gave Touya a few specific details, times and names before the call ended.
"I'm going to order us some pizza," Touya said after the laptop was closed. "Nobody panic, this is a new phone and Enji hasn't even seen it," he added as he pulled his phone out. He called a nearby pizza place and ordered four pizzas and some wings to go with it.
"Don't you think you ordered too much?" Midoriya asked worriedly. "I don't think we have enough money to spare for the cost...what if-"
"Easy," Touya said while he gently squeezed Midoriya's bicep in reassurance. "I've got the cost covered. And I can tell that you're all hungry. The food won't go to waste." The oldest smiled warmly when Midoriya nodded and relaxed. "Why don't you lay down until the food gets here? I can tell that you're tired." Another nod and then Denki led Midoriya over to the bed they had been sitting on earlier.
"He hasn't been sleeping well. Without his meds, his nightmares have been hitting him hard," Momo said quietly, hands curled into loose fists and pressed to her collarbone.
"He's going to be alright," Todoroki said softly as he patted Momo's arm slightly.
"If that guy pulls through and gets the medication," Bakugou said quietly, sounding skeptical.
Touya huffed out a soft laugh. "He'll pull through. His boss has all kinds of connections and hates seeing kids suffering. So, Midoriya is going to be just fine."
Todoroki sure hoped so, or he had a feeling that he'd had to pry his boyfriend off his brother with a crowbar. Hopefully that wouldn't happen.