Shinsou waited patiently for class to finish, his heart nearly beating out of his chest.
As his classmates left the class he walked slowly to the front of the room with hands in pockets.
“You wanted to see me sir?” He said nervously to Aizawa.
“Shinsou, did you know that white cat with blue eyes?” Aizawa asked bluntly.
“I think I might have?” Shinsou replied, “but how can I be sure it’s the cat that I know?”
“When I turned the wielder back into her human form her friend asked her what had happened between her and someone named ‘Shinsou’
At the time I just thought it was a coincidence of names but I think you two may have known each other. Do you know this person?” Aizawa questioned.
Shinsou’s mouth had run dry by this point and he numbly reached for his phone.
“Is this the cat? Do you remember?” He asked, showing Aizawa his locked screen on his phone.
It was the picture of you lying on the lounge at his house.
“Yes that’s the cat.” Aizawa replied. “So you knew her personally then?”
“Sir, I don’t know how to say this without sounding completely insane but this cat lived with me for 3 months. She ran away when I discovered that she wasn’t a real cat but a shapeshifter. I had never seen her shift but I got suspicious when she showed too many human traits… I used my brainwash quirk on her and it worked. I called her out on it and that’s when she took off…”
Aizawa nodded. “I see.”
“Was…was she ok?” Shinsou asked softly, “when you saw her, was she ok?”
“She was quite upset.” Aizawa replied truthfully. “But apart from that she was in good health.”
“Oh…I see.” Shinsou replied, looking down. “You…wouldn’t happen to know her name would you?”
“Sorry, I didn’t get a name.” Aizawa replied bluntly, but I can give you the name of the vet clinic she was taken to?”
“Yes please!” Shinsou said enthusiastically.
Later that afternoon after school Shinsou went straight to the vet clinic to ask some questions.
“Hi, my name is Shinsou Hitoshi,” he said to the friendly receptionist. “I was wondering if I could talk to the vet who assisted in a quirk extension reversal?”
“We have had a few of those cases come through recently do you know the name of the vet you wish to speak to?” The receptionist asked.
“Uh…no, sorry.” Shinsou replied sheepishly. “This case happened about 3 weeks ago.”
“Is this in relation to a follow up or do you require the extension reversal for someone?” The receptionist asked.
“Oh…umm, neither…” Shinsou replied, “I…I just need a name..”
“I’m sorry, that is classified information.” The receptionist replied. “We can’t give out names of our patients.”
“Oh, I see.” Shinsou replied…. “It would be completely immoral to use my quirk right now…. even though I really want to, but I won’t.”
“Ok, thank you,” he said and turned to leave. “Looks like I’ll need to to go to the quirk registry after all.”
Pulling out his phone as he left the clinic he rang Kaminari.
“Hey bro! What’s up?” Kaminari asked when he had answered his phone.
“Hey, umm, I need some help…to find C/N, well… the human form of C/N.” Shinsou said a little sheepishly. “I thought I could let this go but I can’t, I need to find her.”
“Ah! So you are gonna look for her after all!” Kami said excitedly. “I’m in dude, when did you need me?”
“Well…I was gonna head over to the quirk registry office tonight, they close at 10pm so I have some time…” Shinsou said.
“No problems bro I’ll meet you there!” Kaminari said enthusiastically and then hung up.
Shinsou smiled as he ended the call and put his phone back in his pocket. “I hope we do find her…”
“OK! Let’s get down to business…” Shinsou said as he and Kami sat down in front of the computer at the quirk registry office.
“To defeat the huns?” Kami asked with a chuckle.
“What?” Shinsou asked, confused.
“Mulan reference.” Kami replied, “just the greatest Disney song ever but never mind.”
Shinsou shook his head with a lopsided smile and turned his attention back to the computer.
“What do I even type in?” He asked.
“Shapeshifter?” Kami offered.
Shinsou typed it in.
500 registered quirk users popped up.
“Fuck, 500? You’ve got to be kidding me!” Kaminari said, leaning over Shinsou’s shoulder to get a better look at the screen.
“I’m gonna narrow search and put ‘animal shapeshifter.'” Shinsou said as he punched it in.
It narrowed the search from 500 down to 130.
“Ok well 130 is better than 500?” Kami commented.
“Shapeshifter…cat only.” Shinsou mumbled as he typed it in.
The search narrowed again to 40.
“There are 40 people with the exact same shapeshifting quirk?” Kaminari asked.
“It’s probably slightly different for each…” Shinsou said. “Now we need to search by area.”
“Do a 50 mile radius from here.” Kaminari offered, still peering over Shinsou’s shoulder.
Shinsou narrowed by area and the final search came up.
“3…there are 3 people within a 50 mile radius of this building.” Shinsou said, trying to contain his excitement. “I’m hoping she lives in this area. My house is certainly within that 50 mile radius too.”
“Ok what are the 3 names?” Kaminari asked.
“It doesn’t give much information,” Shinsou said. “There’s a Mr Neko, Miss Meower and Miss L/N.”
“Well Mr Neko is out if we’re thinking she’s a girl…” Kaminari said. “So Miss Meower or Miss L/N.”
“Well now we just gotta do a google search of these names and see if anything comes up that can point us in the right direction.” Shinsou said, leaning back on the chair and pulling out his phone. “Whichever girl is closer to our age I reckon.”
“I’ll do an insta search, see if either of these chicks are on there…” Kami said, pulling out his own phone.
There was a bit of silence as both boys did their respective researches.
“Ok so I found Miss Meower.” Kaminari said with a bit of a suggestive leer in his voice. “Shes hot man but she’s a demi… got the cat ears and tail going on… might have to show this to Mineta.”
“Can we focus please?” Shinsou deadpanned.
“Sorry dude.” Kami laughed as he typed your name in next. “Bingo! I found Miss L/N but she has a private account so I can’t see pictures,” Kami said sadly then he gasped, “HEY!! WAIT A SECOND!! She’s friends with the chick I’m seeing!… well… the chick I’m dating…kinda, I haven’t asked her out properly yet.”
“What?!” Shinsou shot, dropping the front legs of the chair back down and whipping around, “that’s a solid lead, let me see!”
“Look!” Kami said excitedly as he went to F/N’s profile and scrolled through some of the most recent pictures, stopping on a post that had you and your friend eating ice cream together. “Check this out…” Kami said, reading the post you had put up. “Glad to have my best girl back, hashtag kitty cat is back…” Kami read. “Do you think that’s her?” He asked pointing to you in the photo.