In a dream, a great calamity To stone my heart and firm resolve And render nerves to steel The polestar wheeled about my head Until such time it grew A deep well of despair I found The day my dreams came true
A lot of the students of class 1-A have nightmares. For different
has nightmares about suffocating, due to his encounter with that sludge
villain. He also has nightmares about being helpless, unable to move, unable to
do anything. (Both due to his encounter with the sludge villain and him being
kidnapped by the league of villains.)
has nightmares about his childhood – the hard, abusing training/life with his
father, and the day were his mother burned him with hot water and gave him his
has nightmares about his encounter and fight with Stain where he has to watch
Izuku and Shouto die because they wanted to protect him.
has nightmares about losing control over Dark Shadow and hurting his friends, like
he did during the Training camp.
probably has nightmares about the exact same event – when Dark Shadow went
wild. Not because he fears for his own life, but because he was (and is) afraid
about losing Tokoyami to Dark Shadow or the other students getting hurt because
of the rampaging Shadow.
and Tsuyu both have nightmares about the night in the training camp. Getting
attacked by a probably psychotic woman and having to watch how their friends
got injured left some physical scars.
Izuku has nightmares about all the time he broke his bones and hurt so badly. He has nightmares about
becoming incapacitated and unable to protect anybody. He has nightmares about
losing his friends. And he mostly has nightmares about Toshinori dying during
that fight with All for One while Izuku himself has to watch and can do
(Don’t worry, now comes the
Because of all of that, a lot of the
students are unable to sleep night through. That doesn’t change when they move
into the dorms, so sooner or later, those who have nightmares run into each
other when they wander through the house in search of some distraction to tire
themselves out. Like, someone trudges half-asleep towards the kitchen to make
himself a comforting hot-chocolate and runs into one of the other sleepless
students. In the days following the move to the dorms, this happens more and
more often, until all the nightmare plagued children form a little midnight
get-together whenever they can’t sleep.
Eventually, the others find out
about it. Either because they notice that their classmates are more tired and
jumpy in the morning, or because they walked right into one of their
midnight-meetings. And one after another, the whole class gathers in the living
room or the kitchen and all of them watch movies together or play games (gaming
night, anyone?) to distract those who could not sleep, anyways. It’s their kind
of therapy-session, and it works, somehow. It makes the nightmares less often,
makes the haunting memories of them go away for a while.
Bonus: Cue in Toshinori and probably
the other teachers catching up on all of this and suddenly, not only the
students are gathering in the middle of the night, but also the teachers –
Aizawa in his sleeping bag, Toshinori a comforting presence next to them, and
Mic and Midnight the entertainers who tell stories and jokes.
Bonus to the bonus: Due to Izuku’s
most recent nightmare – Toshinori dying during the fight – he goes to knock at
Toshi’s door one night, still half-asleep and in panic because for one moment,
he believes his dream true and believes that Toshinori is gone. Cue in here
lots of hugs and comfort and probably a sleepover in his teacher’s room because
Toshinori does not want to leave Izuku alone in this state.