i'll have to wait until school's over to play it tho

Bob Ross Nights™

- Kaminari’s favorite shows are How It’s Made and Bob Ross (aka The Joy of Painting)
- When he was in middle school, watching Bob Ross helped him calm his mind and he learned lessons from him as well, so the show just…really changed his life
- Now Kaminari may not be the best at English, but he has translations and he figures stuff out when it’s a bit confusing and just. The show really truly helps him.
- So one day, 1A is walking back to the dorms and everyone’s pretty down and feeling bad so Kaminari is thinking about how he’s going to go to his room to curl up in a blanket and watch Bob Ross
- But then he pauses and he looks around at everyone and their downcast faces and he’s like. Hm.
- And that’s how it all gets started.
- Kaminari herds everyone into the living room and tells them all to wait a few moments, please, he’ll be back soon
- Even Bakugou waits, sullen but quiet.
- Kaminari goes upstairs and gets out the dvd his dad made for him of Kaminari’s absolute favorite Bob Ross episodes
- He puts it in and everyone’s still kinda just…awkwardly sitting around sadly, so he goes and gets some popcorn and candy from the kitchen and a few of the class’s favorite snacks
- So he tucks a blanket around Aoyama, gives Tooru a bowl of popcorn, and plops down next to Sero as he plays with the tuft of fur on Ojiro’s tail
- He’s tired and he’s sad, but he also loves helping others and it just. Helps him a bit.
- So everyone sits their asses down and they watch fuckin Bob Ross, and you know what?
- It helps.
- As the episodes go by, people slowly start to drift off one by one.
- And Kaminari sees that they’re almost all smiling as they fall asleep, and he just feels so so happy because he helped people, and he got to share this with them and not even Bakugou mocked it or really complained.
- Gradually even Kaminari falls asleep and all is still.
- But then Jirou, who is the lightest sleeper due to her quirk, stirs a bit and cracks her eyes open to the glare of the TV screen.
- She sees a slouched figure standing there and tenses up, filled with memories of the villains they’ve encountered before
- It isn’t until she sees Aizawa’s face that she relaxes, content in her trust of him
- She lets herself fall back asleep, but first watches Aizawa as he shakes his head and smiles, quietly asking “What am I going to do with you guys?” before walking back to the couch
- He tucks a blanket over someone’s leg and turns off the repetitive menu screen music (which honestly bothers Jirou so much) as she closes her eyes and drifts back off to sleep
- Bob Ross Night™ becomes a tradition of their class, but nobody but Jirou ever seems to really think about how the TV is off every morning after, even though it always ends up left on
- The tradition goes on and helps them all, and the students of 1A learn that they never have to go to bed sad or lonely ever again.