After some short interviews with sideline reporters, you both went inside to find your seat.
“Do you know where we’re sitting?” You half yelled over the loud music and talking.
“I’m usually on the same table as Todoroki.” He called back, his eyes scanning the room for the handsome duel haired hero.
“Wait….Todoroki? TODOROKI SHOUTO?!”
Suddenly Deku spotted him and called his name. Even over the din inside the building, Todoroki heard him and turned around.
“OH MY GOSH IT’S HIM! IT’S REALLY HIM!!”
“Midoriya.” Todoroki said in his rich monotone voice. “And miss L/N.” He said with a polite head nod. “Pleasure to see you both, and a pleasure to meet you, Miss.” he added, extending his hand for you to reach out with yours.
You reached out and he took your hand delicately, kissing the back of your hand before letting it go and giving you a small smile.
“She is beautiful, Deku.” He added as his gorgeous mismatched eyes met Deku’s
“I know.” Deku said proudly. His soft gaze falling on you.
You didn’t know what to say so you just pulled yourself closer to Deku and giggled like a little school girl.
“I just got called beautiful by the top ranked popularity hero!”
“Well well!! Who have we here?” A voice said from nearby.
You looked over and saw the hero: Chargebolt, making his way over.
“Kaminari!” Deku said, happily. “This is my girlfriend Y/N.”
The flirtatious blond’s eye’s took you all in as he stepped back slightly to look you up and down, a soft whistle escaping his lips as his eyes traveled back up and met yours.
You were feeling very put on the spot right now.
“Nice work, Midoriya.” Kaminari said with a wink to you.
“You have no shame, Kaminari.” Todoroki said with the most deadpan voice you had ever heard.
Kaminari burst out laughing and the three boys continued to chat while Deku patted your arm reassuringly.
Conversations continued and you got to meet more of Deku’s colleagues and classmates most of which you remembered from the sports festival all those years ago.
“OI DEKU!” An angry voice called over the crowd as you and Deku had found your seats.
“Kacchan!” Deku called back happily when he saw who it was.
Ground Zero himself strode through the throng of people and stood square in front of Deku.
“I won’t lose to you tonight in the poll’s.” He said angrily as his piercing red eyes bore into your handsome hero.
“O-of course! I won’t lose either.” Deku said with a stutter yet his words sounding more and more confident as the sentence continued.
“Tch.” Ground Zero clicked his tongue angrily. Flashing a look at you before turning around and storming off.
“Man his eyes are intense!” You said breathlessly to Deku as you both watched the handsome angry blond stalk away.
“He’s amazing isn’t he.” Deku said with sparkles in his eyes. “He’s an amazing hero.”
You smirked. “Am I the apple of your eye or is he?”
The night proceeded and you kept pinching yourself. “I’m sitting on the VIP table with Izuku, Shouto, Chargebolt and Red Riot!!”
There were dances, speeches and awards and Deku seemed to be getting the majority of the awards, much to your delight. You whistled and clapped every time he got called to the stage.
As the night wore on you noticed there seemed to be some slight signaling between Todoroki and your Deku.
“Is something up?” You asked when you saw Todoroki look at Deku and say ‘your 8 o’clock’
Deku quickly looked at you and smiled. “Oh, no nothing Y/N, please don’t worry.”
You were suspicious.
What you didn’t know was Deku had met with Todoroki about what had happened with Multi and they had discussed ways on trying to catch the villain.
Todoroki had a feeling that the villain might try and infiltrate tonight’s gala and so the two heroes were keeping an eye on anyone who looked suspicious.
Suddenly a well dressed female assistant approached you and tapped you lightly on your shoulder.
“Excuse me uh, Miss L/N,” she said looking down at her clipboard. “We need you backstage as you will be accompanying Deku on stage for the final award for the night.” She said with a smile. “The make-up artists want to make sure you are uh… presentable for the camera.”
You gave her a confused look. “Uh, ok?”
“I will go too.” Deku said, making as if to stand up.
“Oh, not necessary sir Deku. You are fine, Miss L/N will meet you as you walk on stage.” She said with a polite smile.
Todoroki coughed and Deku stiffened.
He looked at you and nodded. “You go Y/N, I will see you soon.”
Something felt off but you trusted Deku and stood up to leave.
“Wait.” Deku said, grabbing your hand. He pulled you down so he could whisper something in your ear. “Start counting to 30, slowly. When you get to 30, duck.” He said lowly as he kissed your neck and let you go.
You smiled and turned to follow the lady backstage.
“What the fuck?” You thought as you left Deku there. He watched as you walked away then turned his attention to Todoroki.
“Are you sure?” He asked the perceptive hero.
Todoroki nodded solemnly.
“Miss L/N, the make up artists want you in their set up room.” The assistant said over her shoulder as she walked ahead of you.
“Ok.” You replied. “12…..13….14.”
“You may need to have an outfit change but they will discuss that shortly.” She added, still not looking back at you.
“Sure.” You said quickly. “18…..19…20.”
She led you around a corner and headed down an alley that was further away from all the noise of the gala.
“This doesn’t feel right…26….27…..28…”
“You’re not very bright Y/N.” She said suddenly, her voice changing.
You braced as she turned. “…29…30!”
You dropped down to the ground before her and she looked down at you confused. “What the fuck are you doing?”
Suddenly Deku appeared, jumping over you, quirk activated, and slamming into the assistant, knocking her flying.
In an instant he had her pinned face down, knee in her back.
“You thought we wouldn’t know?” He said sharply.
The assistant sneered, “you’ll never catch me.” She said, morphing into Multi then turning into slime.
Suddenly a draft of ice shot from behind you and encased the slime mess, barely missing Deku as he power rolled out of the way.