“Well, if the game is completed? Then we’ll lower you down,” Yaoyorozu said to Aizawa, her arms shaking terribly from quirk exhaustion.
He tilted his head to look at her andnodded, noticing how tired she was.
“Todoroki,” he addressed the duel haired classmate, “please remain here with Yaoyorozu while she rests then help her back to class. Iida and Midoriya, use your quirks to run and round up the rest of the class and tell them the exercise is over and that Miss L/N has been found. Miss L/N, you come with me.. and Kirishima… please assist Todoroki with Yaoyorozu and bring the flags back to the classroom.”
“Yes, sir!” they all chorused, getting to their allocated jobs.
You helped Yaoyorozu get Aizawa down and untie him then followed him as he started heading off into the bush- making his way back to the school building.
“Are you happy with how the class handled themselves?” you quizzed him, pushing a few leaves out of the way as you walked past trees and bushes.
“They need to work on their sneak attacks but it’s a learning process…” Aizawa commented fromn ahead.
Your heart dropped.
“So you heard us then?” you asked in a crestfallen voice.
“I won’t deduct points,” he added, “they did well to formulate a plan quickly and execute it swiftly.
“You’re being so hard on them!” you said in a slightly annoyed voice, “they’re only 15–”
Aizawa spun to face you, his tired eyes dancing with some sort of passion- like you had hit on a topic that had triggered him.
“Are villains going to go easy on them because they’re only 15?” he asked pointedly, “should we baby them and give them a false sense of the real world, under-preparing them for what
struggles lie ahead? No. No student of mine is going to leave UA feeling ill equipped. As a teacher, I am tough when I need to be.”
“Having said all that he’s also soft when he needs to be too…” you thought, realizing that he had heard you guys coming for the flag yet decided not to act first, “you’re right,” you said with an apologetic smile, “you’re a good teacher, Aizawa.”
“I never asked for a review of my teaching skills,” he said bluntly before turning and waking ahead.
“Now I’ve upset him,” you thought with a grimace as you followed behind, “sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you. I’m still new to teaching so I should just keep my mouth shut…”
Aizawa didn’t say anything and you hung your head dejectedly.
“Well, at least I’ve apologized? I didn’t know that was going to rile him up so quickly.”
“You need to work on your combat skills,” Aizawa commented.
“Excuse me?” you asked, half offended at his comment, “I think I’m good enough without being a hero. I’m just a teacher remember I don’t need combat skills.”
“You’ll need them as my assistant. We run into villains a lot… strangely enough,” he said, then paused, “stay back after class and I will train you.”
You were about to refuse but then realized you’d be getting some quality one on one alone time with him so decided to go for it.
“Ok, fine, but if I can beat you in and hand to hand combat then you owe me a coffee.”
“If we make that the wager then be prepared to buy me multiple coffees when I best you consecutively,” he replied over his shoulder, a hint of cheekiness in his voice.
You smirked. “Well at least he’s not angry any more?”
“Well done, Aizawa, that was a smooth way to spend more time with her… ” he thought, giving himself a lopsided proud grin as he strolled on ahead.
Once the class had reassembled, Aizawa took to the front to discuss the outcomes of the training to see what the students had to say.
“Sir, I still feel like what you did was inexcusable,” Yaoyorozu said, starting to get a little defiant about how he had kidnapped you, “we were all genuinely concerned for Miss L/N’s health and well-being.”
“Every life matters,” Aizawa replied calmly, “you may not know the people that you save, personally, but you will still feel a strong sense of duty to them and you need to learn to not
emotionally invest too much.”
“I found him!” the voice of Sero interrupted.
You looked and saw a very dirty looking Kaminari trudging in behind the tape wielder.
“Fucking, dunce, was lost for 2 hours,” Bakugou grunted from his chair, arms crossed across his chest as he leaned back a bit.
“Why doesn’t that surprise me?” you chuckled internally, looking at Aizawa who had activated his quirk in anger to get the two boys to sit down quickly.
“While this is true,” Yaoyorozu continued her debate with Aizawa respectfully, ignoring the intrusion of the two classmates, “I do believe that we are owed some kind of compensation. Yes, we are heroes in training… but the operative word here is- training. We are not yet trained heroes and thus have not been prepared adequately to deal with such emotional stress.”
“I do agree,” lida added, standing up next to his desk and nodding at Yaoyorozu.
Aizawa sighed. “And what do you expect me to do?”
“A night away at a bath house,” Hagakure said quickly, jumping up out of her chair.
“I don’t think the school budget allows—,”
“We can use my family one,” Yaoyorozu bubbled, cutting in excitedly and making a few of the poorer students sweatdrop.
Aizawa remained steel faced as he thought about it.
“I will need to discuss this with Miss L/N,” he stated professionally.
Yaoyorozu broke out into a wide smile and looked at you. Aizawa looked at you also but you didn’t show any emotion until he had looked away then you gave Yaoyorozu a sly wink.
“Aizawa,” you said, clearing your throat and standing up, “if we could discuss this outside?”
He nodded and the two of you left the
room momentarily to discuss Yaoyorozu’s
“Well, I, for one, think it’s a great idea,” you whispered, “after all.. I was kidnapped. I think I deserve some kind of compensation for that?”
“I am also inclined,” Aizawa said in a low voice, “but we will need to treat it as some kind of class extra-curriculum.”
“What about class bonding exercise?” you said quickly, “teaching team mentality.”
Aizawa nodded. “Good.”
“Ok, it’s settled then,” you said.
“Miss L/N,” Aizawa addressed you as you turned to go back inside the classroom, “would you object to sharing a cabin with me should they not have a separate one each for us?”
Your head whipped towards him so fast that you almost fell over and you stared at him for a bit before answering.
“No? I don’t mind, we are both mature, responsible adults..”
“Ok,” he said stiffly before turning and walking back into the classroom ahead of you.