35. “Who did this to you?”
I tried to make this not angsty because damn, people, these fics are hurting me. Anyway, here you gooo :D
“Who did this to you?”
“Who fucking did this to you?” Katsuki’s fists were clenched at his sides, face pulled into a dangerous glare.
Sitting against the wall of the school, beneath his two boyfriends, Izuku grimaced. He had to peer up at them through one eye; the other was swollen near-shut, black-and-blue. He could feel bruises forming under his shirt and there was a tear in his left sleeve. It had happened so fast, he hadn’t even had a chance to retaliate. “J—just some guys,” he mumbled.
“Some guys?!” Katsuki demanded.
Next to him, Shouto pinched the bridge of his nose, trying to keep his cool. “Izuku, have they been…bullying you like this for a while?” he asked.
Izuku couldn’t lie, not to them. He nodded.
“FUCK,” Katsuki snapped, stomping off to the side to let some of his anger out. A cloud of swearing rose from him as he paced.
Shouto’s eyes flashed with anger and Izuku knew that he was barely keeping it back behind a wall of calm. Kneeling down in front of Izuku, Shouto reached out to touch his cheek. “Izuku,” he murmured, stroking his thumb over Izuku’s cheekbone, just beneath his swollen eye. “Why didn’t you tell us?”
“Didn’t want you to get involved,” Izuku mumbled. He dropped his eyes. “I thought they might hurt you…”
“Oh, baby,” Shouto cooed and Izuku felt a delighted thrum shoot up his spine, despite the situation. “You can tell us anything, okay? They won’t hurt us.”
“Damn right they won’t!” Izuku jumped at Katsuki’s shout and glanced up when Katsuki marched back over, livid. He jabbed a finger at them. “All right, here’s what we’re gonna do,” he announced furiously. “We take Deku home, we get him patched up, and then you and me, Halfie.” He opened a palm, fingers curled, and sparks popped from his skin. “We’re gonna beat those fucking sons of bitches into the fucking pavement. Okay?”
Izuku glanced quickly at Shouto. He usually didn’t agree to violence, not when an angry Katsuki was involved. Surprise flickered through him when Shouto nodded, steam lifting off his shoulder and frost dusting the other.