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.
I watch them, unable to take my eyes from her smile.
I’m not jealous.
It just seems…so far beyond me, a brilliant Heaven closed to the children of darkness.
based on this post by @quincette! hooray, i finally contributed angst to this fandom :’)
man, i know hanahaki disease is kinda cliche now, but i’m still a big sucker for it!! i felt saizo would suit this prompt, considering all the angst in his route and event stories (plus the cherry blossoms man,,,,)
do you think there was some major beef/internal conflict in 1d (Niall, Louis, & Liam V.S. Harry)?? because I really get the impression that Harry was very separate from the other members of the band, always kind of off doing his own thing while the other boys seemed to be a band of their own... am I crazy or do you sort of see this divide as well??
OK, so I truly never thought it was OT3/4 vs Harry, I really didn’t. I thought it was all tabloid fodder, made up by Dan and Simon, etc. And I would like to preface this whole post with “this is all image, we don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes, this could be part of their solo pushes,” and so on and so forth.
But having said all of that, yeah, I’m starting to think that view has some truth behind it.
Keeping in mind that Liam tended to act as the spokesman for the band, and he’s doing active promo for the first time, let’s look at him…
There was this sort of weird tweet. I remember at the time, the fandom was like “that’s kind of weird.” But whatever, who knows who wrote the tweet, and he did say he’s proud of Harry.
But then we come to hear it was Harry who wanted the hiatus first (per Harry’s Rolling Stone article) and Liam says that Niall had the hardest time with it, and that Liam didn’t even know what a hiatus was (which sounds like bullshit, but that’s the story he’s pushing), and that’s just…something to note. OK.
Finally, we get these weird questions from Dan toward both Niall and Harry, where they both leave open the possibility of One Direction existing without Harry. And we have Liam including Zayn in his answers about what the band is doing for their solo music. And go bacik to the first link in the above paragraph, where he says, “It’s difficult to see how everyone’s gonna work out at the moment.”
Now, you asked about Louis, Liam, and Niall as a unit.
When I rewatch OTRA clips now, I wonder if the other men ever got annoyed with Harry being all over the stage and sort of taking over, especially while they were singing. A post crossed my dash today about stage Harry in OTRA and he was swinging around his hair, bounding across the stage, dancing with mics, etc–and in this clip, it wasn’t when he was singing. I’ve talked about how Harry’s stage presence on SNL was not what I expected, and in rewatching OTRA clips now, it’s clear often Harry was able to be stage!Harry because the other men were singing. I wonder how they felt about that? (I wonder. Truly wonder. I’m not making assumptions, I’m rethinking old assumptions.)
I think Niall will always try to be a neutral as possible. He’s like Switzerland. But even he left open the idea that 1D could come back without Harry. Which…?
I think there is clearly no love lost between Harry and Zayn, and I think that’s for real.
Louis seemed more in sync with the other men (Niall and Liam) in OTRA. We know Harry had his own stylist, etc.
So. To answer your question, yeah, I see it. And I don’t know if it’s just for promo purposes or what. But I see it.
There is an argument about whose significant other is the cutest. Shouto breaks out a secretly saved picture of tiny Izuku. Every one else just gives up, because who can compete with that? (If it were a competition over whose significant other was the prettiest then, as the one dating Shouto, Izuku would win hands down. That boy is gorgeous.)
Honestly this is the hugest debate there is in class 1-A. I’m guessing it started way before Tododeku even began (officially) dating. First Jiro was winning but the rules changed and someone (Uraraka) said that it wasn’t fair because Momo wasn’t /cute/ she was Pretty. (They got into a huge semantic fight that lasted three weeks) and Uraraka and Mina came proud as the ones with the cutest girlfriend -> Tsuyu !
And it stayed that way until the boys caught on their feelings. Kirishima tried fight for the title but Uraraka said that 1) Bakugou wasn’t cute and 2) he belonged in the category Pretty and he would have to fight Jiro for the tittle. (It was a heavy fight for a bit more than a month but Momo was still the prettiest)
And probably to the end of the year Tododeku became /official/.
Momo stepped down the throne willingly the moment they announced it, and handed Todoroki the Crown without a single word (it was /supposed/ to be a flower crown but no one knew how to do them so they just bought a Plastic crown and painted flowers on it) Jiro was super angry but handed the matching crown to Deku.
And after a while Todoroki found out there was a cutest s/o contest he was ??? Super confused ??? Why no one gave it to his bf ???
Uraraka and Mina are super proud of being girlfriends of the cutest person in class so no way where they handing the Tsuyu’s Teddy Bear (which was the symbol of the winner) So Todoroki had to make a /REALLY/ good case to convince them.
All he had to do was show Izuku’s baby picture (which he had printed and had it on his wallet)
HONESTLY Uraraka and Tsuyu had basically ADOPTED Izuku by that point (Mina too but shh don’t tell the bakusquad) and the three of them SQUEED at the instant. There was no much discussion afterwards.