(this is an expansion of a hc i had sometime in the past): when naruto was growing up, and he would come home from the academy, missions, or just from being out, and he had this habit where he would open his door and whisper an, “i’m home,” knowing there would be no reply. it hurt. but he could get through it. so, when sasuke and naruto live together, sasuke finds out about naruto’s habit. he’s shocked at first and doesn’t say anything back, but he asks naruto about it later and his heart clenches when he finds out the truth. so, the next time naruto and sasuke come home from a mission together, sasuke goes in first and closes the door. naurto, weirded out by sasuke slamming the door in his face, opens the front door to say something when sasuke, with a small smile on his face and a light dusting of blush says, “welcome home, usratonkachi.” naruto is shocked for a second, before his limbs remember to work and he embraces sasuke in a warm hug.
“i’m home sasuke, i’m home. you are my home.” sasuke can feel a smile on his neck where naruto’s face is buried, and he feels his heart swell with love for this boy.
from then on sasuke always made sure that he said welcome home whenever naruto came home because he knows it makes him happy and he loves seeing his usratonkachi happy :)
Show me mine,
I’ll show you yours:
the jealous weed between the eyes,
whose ragged leaves stain the face,
whose rigid stem stabs through the brain,
whose binding roots reach down into the spine,
clench the heart,
vise the liver,
penetrate the lungs,
leach poison in the blood.
They say, with
and limited light,
it blooms marvelous petals,
and breathes delicate perfumes.
Imagine Daycare Teacher! Izuku and Single Hero Dad! Bakugou
ALSO KNOWN AS THE BAKUDAD AU
A good wholesome AU where Izuku decides that the best way he can be a hero for the people is to be the best mentor/teacher™ to all kids at this Daycare like #1 Big Brother! Being a daycare teacher gives him an oppurtunity to help anyone and everyone he can, especially the children! These kiddos either call him Izu-nii or Izu-sensei.
In this universe, Bakugou has a child. The origin of the mother is unknown (I’d like to say she died from childbirth because I’m a cruel person). As a single father, he is forced to raise his child until they are old enough to go to day care which gives him the perfect opportunity to drop them off so he can go back to his hero duties (he took a maternal leave aaa).
Bakugou’s child becomes super attached to Izuku and these two hit off really well. (At some point, like any kid would, he declares to be Izuku’s future spouse while the daycare teacher laughs it off). For the the first few months, Bakugou grows curious whenever his child talks about (more like GUSHES) about this “Izu-nii”. Then that curiosity turns into jealousy because fUCK THAT GUY I WILL BE MY CHILD’S NUMBER ONE.
One day when Bakgou is picking up, he asks to meet “Izu-nii” only to come face-to-face with Izuku. Suddenly years of GUILT AND PAIN drop on Bakugou.
From that point, it’ll be Izuku and Bakugou’s journey toward reconciliation!
Izuku is super wary and un-trusting of Bakugou at first, but he’ll soften up eventually!
“I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway.
harry etching “one and only” and “PLEASE” onto his leather journal is one of those things i have never been able to form even a partial emotional acceptance to like my heart clenches every time i think about it