“Both of you, GET OUT!” Mrs Bakugou growled, “go and sort your problems out in another room instead of creating more mess here.”
“I’m trying to help clean up,” Chi grumbled.
“Well you’re not doing a very good job, are you? I’ll fix it. Just go, please,” she said in a very displeased tone.
Chi frowned and put the cloth down then turned and shoved his hands in his pockets just like his dad used to do when he was moody over something.
“Oi,” Bakugou snapped at his son as the smaller male went to pass him, “you had intern work today, what did bird have you doing?”
“Stuff,” Chi grunted.
“Come with me,” Bakugou said lowly, jerking his head towards the door that led outside.
Chi didn’t ask where they were going, just followed his dad as he left the room and headed out the side door to the backyard.
“What happened,” Bakugou asked again.
“Nothing. Why.” Chi grunted again, not wanting to open up about the things they had happened that day.
“Jinsei ignoring you?” Bakugou probed, strolling over to the workout shed and pushing the door open for Chi to enter.
“No?” Chi snapped, “it’s not about her.”
“Bet it is, Hocky,” Bakugou retorted, “don’t even try to fucking hide it.”
“Why does she always side with Soshi,” Chi exploded, lunging at the punching bag that was hanging from the roof, “…and stupid Condor and his big wings. So what. No one cares. He’s not hot. Why doesn’t she even give me a FUCKING chance!”
“Watch your fucking language, Hoc,” Bakugou said sternly.
“But you swear?!”
“I’m your father, I can do what I like.”
“That’s not fair, nothing is fair!” Chi yelled, slamming his elbow into the bag again.
“Pretend that bag is Condor and blast the fucking shit outta him,” Bakugou said, pointing to the bag, “with your quirk it’s not a good idea to let emotions build up.”
“Maybe I should let them build up then go a round with Condor and singe his wings off!” Chi threatened, throwing his body at the bag this time then raining punches on it.
Bakugou smirked as he stood back and crossed his arms, watching his son go hard on the poor bag, “this is good for him. He needs the outlet. He also needs to be more forward with his words and let people know what he’s thinking… he’s just like how I used to be.”
“Dad,” Chi said, puffing hard as he wiped a line of sweat from his forehead, “will I get strong like you one day? Why am I so weak?” His face fell, a very rare vulnerable Chi standing there looking broken.
Bakugou’s heart clenched, he had been in this exact situation before and he knew what it felt like.
“Oi,” he said lowly, trying not to let his emotions show, “you’re not weak. This is you realizing that you can improve. It’s a good thing. Now that you recognize it, you can grow.”
Chi hung his head, brows knitted in despair, “yeah but where do I even start, dad?”
“You’re gonna hate me saying this but if you want to beat someone you have to learn from them… go and ask Condor for a training session.”
“You can’t be serious?” Chi deadpanned, his intense red eyes snapping up and locking with his father’s identical ones.
“Why? You scared of Condor?” he teased, a coy smirk pulling at his lips.
“Then go ask him,” Bakugou said again.
Chi let out a troubled sigh, “yeah ok, fine.”
“And what about Jinsei?” Bakugou asked.
“I dunno, maybe I’ll just ask her to hang out more?” Chi shrugged.
“I’m staying out of that,” Bakugou grunted, “you do what you want to with that one. I’m not being held responsible for any stupid shit that happens.”
Chi turned and punched the bag once more for good measure before turning around again.
“Thanks dad,” he said softly.
“Go inside and apologize to your mum,” Bakugou said, walking over and ruffling his boy’s sweaty hair.
“Ok,” Chi said softly before walking to the shed door and leaving.
“He’s a bastard but he’s a good kid,” Bakugou thought, smirking to himself before turning around and throwing at punch at the bag, sending it swinging back sharply.
“Jinnnyyy~,” Kiru sung as she skipped into the cute brunette’s room, “I’m hooome~,”
“You’re here!” Jinny squealed, opening her arms for Kiru to dive into, the two girls rolling over in each other’s arms on the bed.
“Why are you running away from your dad so much?” Jinny asked bluntly, straight up and to the point.
“Because he doesn’t care about me so I don’t want to be around him,” Kiru pouted, “I want to be with people who will sit and talk to me and actually care about what I have to say.”
“Kiki,” Jinny coo’d, “you know he loves you, I’ve seen how he wants to be friends with you again but you keep pushing him away.”
“He doesn’t want to be friends. If he truly cared he wouldn’t be away so much,” Kiru said sadly, “anyway, I don’t want to talk about this I want to know about how hot Condor is. Oh my GOD, I can’t believe you actually get to be with him every day this week I’m SO jealous!”
“… are you being serious or sarcastic because it was kinda on the line there,” Jinny asked suspiciously.
Kiru laughed as she lay half across Jinny.
“No seriously. Tell me, I wanna know!”
“Ok well, you won’t believe it, but… Condor picked me to go with him into the interview room to interrogate this guy!”
“See!” Kiru squealed, “I totally knew you were a badass, that’s why he picked you!”
“He’s so hottttt!” Jinsei moaned, “everything about him is just—.” She kissed her finger tips the flung them from her lips.
“Too bad he’s like… I dunno… old…”
“He’s not OLD! He’s at the prime of his life and I wish I were older!” Jinny said earnestly.
“So what’s this interrogation thing?” Kiru asked curiously.
“Oooo, it’s top secret, I can’t te—,”
Just then Jinny’s phone rang and she looked at it.
“Soshi is calling me.”
“Because I don’t like him.”
“You’re so mean, Soshi is sweet,” Jinny berated, reaching for her phone and putting it on loudspeaker, “hey So! What’s up?”
“Want to come over later to work on the case?” Soshi asked hopefully from the other end of the line.
“She can’t, she’s with me,” Kiru cut in.
“Oh. Hi Kiru,” Soshi said in a stiff, unimpressed voice.