Title: Sugar, spice and everything nice
word count: 1,964
Fandom: My Hero Academia
This took me so long to write, but I wanted to write it to the best of my abilities. I’m not really good at angst but I’m happy with how this turned out. Also I wanted to thank everyone who has been supporting these one-shots <33333 I love you all~
Request by: ChisatoHachirobei
~this is the second part of the previous one~
Bakugo Katsuki was a stranger to love.
He thought of it as icky, disgusting and waste of this goddamn time and to be frank he didn’t exactly know how to handle feelings. The only emotions he had ever felt were rage, pride and a sprinkle of happiness here and there. But that was until he crossed paths with a certain Gravity manipulator, who turned his whole world upside down, quite literally and changed his perception of feelings altogether.
From her smile to her rosy cheeks, everything about her made him feel things he had never felt before. She was a ball of sunshine and he swore that sparkles and roses surrounded her wherever she went. Her cute giggle and brown eyes were an added charm but her unyielding determination was what drew him towards her. Even in the face of danger, her not-so-fragile self stood with valor, undaunted and unafraid.
And that’s why when he saw that beautiful shine fade from her eyes; he felt that his whole had been swallowed into a pitch black hole. The fact that he was the cause of her pain only made it worse.
Lying on his bed, he toyed with his phone. A scowl evident on his face as his mind replayed the events of that morning for the umpteenth time. The clock above him ticked away as he looked at the device in his hands pointlessly. A growl escaped his mouth and he threw his pillow right across the room, just in time for it to hit his roommate, who had opened the door to his room.
The red-haired hero frowned as a reaction to being hit and looked at the pillow that had fallen to his feet, “Not a very nice welcome.” Kirishima said, his voice calm as he had already grown used to Bakugo’s rough ways after hanging out with him from six years. He picked up the pillow and walked over to his best friends who turned away to face the wall.
“Go away ass-hat.” The blonde muttered quietly. He wasn’t really in the mood to talk to anyone at that time.
Kirishima sat down on his bed and frowned again as it was really unlikely for him to be quiet like that but a possible scenario came to his mind.
“Did you two have a fight again?” He asked Bakugo and got nothing in response. The red-haired hero sighed, taking his silence as an affirmation. He looked over at his bedside to see a gift bag that was slightly crinkled at the edges. Beside it was a neatly wrapped present that was yet to be opened.
Out of curiosity he got up and picked the box, “Did you get her a present?"Kirishima questioned his friend again only to have the present snatched out of his hand by the latter.
"I thought I told you to get out.” Bakugo held the gift close to him as if protecting it from a thief and glared at Kirishima, who held his hands up in defense.
The red-haired man sat down on a chair beside his bed and threw him a grin, “Yeah, and I choose not to go away. Not until you tell me what happened.” His happy-go-lucky expression got replaced with a serious one as he crossed his legs signaling Bakugo to speak up.
The latter muttered some profanities under his breath, putting the gift back in its original place. “Yeah! We had a fight. What’s it to you?” he grumbled, avoiding eye-contact with his friend.
“Man! You guys can’t keep going on like this.” Kirishima looked at him disapprovingly, “What happened?” he added after a pause.
Bakugo scowled once again. He opened his mouth to say something but nothing came out. The thought of repeating himself filled him up guilt. Uraraka’s words rang inside his ears again, making his heart heavy. Accusing her of being unfaithful wasn’t the most brightest thing he had done but what else was he supposed to do when he saw her hanging out with that nerd, giggling and playing around with him. He had picked up on the fact that they weren’t exactly leading the perfect relationship but seeing them together made his blood boil. More so, when it dawned on him that she rarely smiled around him anymore. They had grown apart and he wondered where this barrier between them came from. No matter what he did to keep them from falling apart, it always felt like he was driving her further away from him
“Thinking about it, wasn’t today your anniversary with her?” Kirishima said, continuing their one-sided conversation, “Uraraka even asked me to go out and buy a present for you but I had to decline because I had work.” The red-haired hero sighed as he slumped back into his chair.
Bakugo took a glance at the calendar and mentally berated himself for forgetting about their anniversary. The image of his girlfriend and Deku at the mall appeared before his eyes again. She looked so happy with her arm coiled around his. He glanced at the gift on his nightstand and something clicked inside his mind, “What did you say?” Bakugo asked Kirishima restlessly, finally paying attention to him.
“Hmm?” He later responded with a raised eyebrow, “Oh, that Uraraka asked me to go shopping with her but I refused.”
Suddenly the pieces fell together in Bakugo’s mind and he jumped up from his bed. Picking up his jacket, the blonde rushed out of his room, leaving Kirishima to wonder what in the hell had happened.
Uraraka rose up from her bed, her cheeks wet with tears as she heard someone banging on her door loudly. The gravity hero picked up her phone from her bedside to check the time and sniffled, her mind positive about who was trying to break into her apartment in the middle of the night. She stood up and started dragging her feet towards the door with her quilt wrapped around her. The coldness from her room crept up on her and she hugged herself closer. Her suspicion was confirmed when she looked though the peep hole and saw a familiar face standing infront of her door. Scarlet red eyes stared back at her intensely as if trying to pierce down the barrier between them.
Uraraka felt a new set of tears well up in her eyes as she turned away from the door without opening it. The brunette sat down with her back leaning on the door and dug her face into her knees. She wasn’t quite ready to face him yet.
“Uraraka, I know you’re inside. Let me in please.” His voice made its way into her ears, making her jump up a little. She frowned, her feelings in turmoil and her heart divided between the options of opening the door or leaving it closed. She drew circles on her knees with her fingers, trying to decide what to do.
She was tired of repeating the same scenario again and again, with them going in circles. The other alternative left her feeling hollow in her stomach but she knew deep down inside her that if they kept this façade up any longer, they’d end up running each other. Mustering up all her inner-strength, the gravity manipulator dried her tears and stood up with wobbly feet as her quilt fell to the ground. She opened the door slowly, half-hiding behind it, contemplating whether she made the correct choice.
As soon as Bakugo saw her again, his throat felt dry and he was at a loss of words once again. Which wasn’t good because he had prepared a whole speech inside his mind before coming to her house. But he guessed words wouldn’t make their situation any better.
Uraraka opened the door wider, granting him access to get inside and took a few steps backwards.
Bakugo nodded slightly and stepped into her apartment; he threw a look around and saw tissues spilling out of the trashcan. Her puffy eyes and red nose was an obvious indicator that she had been crying. He had lost count of how many times they had been in this situation. She looked fragile and it killed him to know had he had been the one to drive her to that point.
“Ochako, I-” he began, trying to say something but he was cut off by her.
“Katsuki, let’s stop…” the Brunette looked towards her feet, her bangs covering up her eyes.
The words made the world around him deafen as he stared at the girl infront of him. His mind began whirling trying to contemplate her words but he failed or maybe he was trying to ignore them all together. Silence enveloped them again as Bakugo felt the world slipping from his hands. His heart started beating faster and emotions raged inside him, probably from the fear of losing her.
“What do you mean?”
“I don’t think I can do this anymore…” Uraraka began, trying to keep her voice from breaking, “We-we’re fighting all the time and I know it’s hard on you as well, Katsuki… I think we’ve lost ourselves and I’d like to stop before lose everything we have.”
He saw a few tears hit the ground beneath her and he stopped breathing for a second. His worst fear was being materialized infront of him and it scared the shit out of him, “Ochako, we’ll make it work…” In a stare of helplessness, Bakugo tried to get something out his throat. He stepped towards her, “trust me.”
The gravity manipulator looked up at him a little distraught, making him regret his word-choice and he braced himself for whatever she was going to say, “Trust you..?” She took a few steps towards him and lightly punched him in the chest “You accused me of cheating on you!”
Her words left him broken once again and his knees felt weak. For once in his life, he was at a loss of what do to. He felt his heart sink as Uraraka cried harder and covered her face with her hands. Out of instinct, he wrapped his arms around her, pulling her into his warmth.
“I’m sorry…” His voice was barely a whisper. He pulled back and looked at the brunette, taking in every inch of her face. He closed the gap between them, until he was millimeters away from her. She was right, they broken beyond repair but nothing was more unbearable than the thought of losing her. “I’m sorry.”
A sob escaped her lips as she looked at Bakugo, tracing his face with the help of the moonlight coming from the window; “K-Katsuki…” the Uraraka looked to her side, trying to keep her voice from shaking. She hated how he always found a way to break through her defense.
“I’ll be better.” Bakugo took her hands into his, raising them up to his face. Brown eyes met him with a hint of uncertainty leaving him crushed but he was determined to make her believe his words.
The brunette let out a shaky breath before looking down at her feet. She felt her heart tug at his words and bit her lower lip. She couldn’t really think straight anymore. After a few minute, she sighed before looking up at him once again. “We can’t keep going like this…” her voice was steady this time around and she freed her hands from his hold, “Let’s take time to sort our feelings out.” She looked at him sadly.
Bakugo opened his mouth to say something but stopped. He let his arms fall to him side and nodded slightly.
They stayed silent for sometime before he turned around to leave. They weren’t perfect, they weren’t right but he hoped that time would fix them back up.
thanks for reading~