“Arctic fox?” Dabi asked.
“I believe so.” Kurogiri replied.
Dabi smirked and let out a low chuckle.
“Always wanted to catch myself a cute little hero, turn her around, bend her over, and introduce her to the dark side.” Dabi sneered.
“That sounds very uninviting.” Shigaraki said condescendingly from behind the severed hand of his father.
Dabi didn’t reply immediately but just reached his middle finger up to his cheek and scratched it slowly, flicking his rude finger at the hand covered villain.
“Didn’t extend the invite to you, crusty.” Dabi replied bluntly then turned his attention to the Succubus who was still making out with Toga. “So what did you do to Timid?” He asked.
“Oh, now you’re interested?” She replied haughtily.
“Not in you, in what curse you put on the little minx.” Dabi said as his turquoise burnt into hers.
“Gave her my very own curse.” The Succubus said as she squished Toga between her large, barely covered, breasts.
“And that would be?” Dabi asked in a very unamused voice.
“Cursed be your body, cursed be your mind.
A respite from the yearning you never shall find. Till true love unlocks the very last chain,
but will it be true love or pure distain.” The Succubus recalled.
“Thank you for the very unnecessary poem. I just need the details.” Dabi said in a bored tone.
“You need to get laid my dear boy, you’re so uptight.” The Succubus said, standing up and pushing Toga aside.
“Touch me and I’ll disintegrate you.” Dabi threatened lowly as he held a hand up and activated his blue flames to prove he wasn’t messing around, “now. I want to know what this curse involves…”
Kiri had insisted on spending the better part of the day with you, paranoid that you would get an attack when he wasn’t around but you seemed to be doing really well but he wasn’t letting his guard down.
“How are you feeling?” He asked for the 20th time as you both sat on your bed doing school work.
“Kiri,” you laughed as you looked up at him, “I’m fine! Can you relax, please?”
“Sorry, I’m just worried about you.” He said as he gave you an apologetic smile.
“I know.” You said gently, “but don’t worry about me, I know I’m in good hands and you’ll make sure that everything goes to plan once I’m under the control of the curse.”
“That’s true.” He replied, allowing silence to fall as you both looked back down at your books and kept working.
The silence grew a little tense as he debated whether or not to ask his next question.
“Umm, Y/N?” He asked softly after a few more minutes, “with the umm, guys you’ve ‘fed’ off… Have you noticed if they have been more, uh, interested in you- romantically?”
You thought for a moment.
“Umm, yes actually,,I think so? Do you think that’s part of the curse as well?”
“It might be. Maybe once you’ve fed off them there’s something that makes them more attached to you?” He mused, rubbing his chin thoughtfully with his hand.
“Could be?” You replied, “so what will happen when the padlock gets unlocked, will they go back to normal?”
“Maybe?” He replied, “I’ll do some more research tomorrow or something; go to the library again, want to come?”
“I can’t. I have to go into Fatgum’s office and do the filing remember?” You said sadly as your soft ears flattened to the side.
“Oh! That’s right.” Kiri said. “Maybe I can walk you there; then go to the library; then come and pick you up again?”
“Sounds perfect to me.” You said with a smile.
You didn’t have an attack that night and the next morning you prepared to head to the office with Kiri, waiting in the dorm foyer for him to arrive before you headed out together.
“Oi.” Bakugou’s voice called when he spotted you waiting and walked over, “do, umm, do you need me yet?” He asked in a low tone, his red eyes darting around to make sure he hadn’t been heard by anyone close.
“I’m ok for now, no attack yet.” You replied softly, “but I’ll let you know.”
He grunted and nodded before turning and walking off.
“Hi Bro!” Kiri greeted him brightly as he ran around the corner, nearly bowling Bakugou over.
“Watch it, shitty hair.” The explosive blond grunted.
“Bye Bro!” Kiri called again as he passed his friend and ran towards you with a smile, completely unfazed by Bakugou’s grump aesthetic.
You giggled and your tail waved back and forth happily as your man approached you.
“Hi.” You said with a bashful smile, getting up on tippy-toes to kiss him lightly on the lips.
“Hi cutie.” Kiri said softly making your heart melt instantly as he hugged you.
“That’s the sweetest nickname, I love it.” You whispered.
“I-Is it ok?” He asked bashfully, “I don’t want you to feel like we’re rushing things.”
“Kiri.” You deadpanned, “we literally had s-.” -You glanced around and lowered your voice more, “sex.”
“I-I know but, uh, yeah, you know.” He replied sheepishly with a bright red blush on his cheeks.
You giggled at his bashfulness and took his hand in yours.
“Come on, cute bodyguard and boyfriend! Let’s go!”
Kiri smiled and let you lead him out of the building, heading down to the gates and off down the street.
Your senses, being very keen, piqued as you felt something and you looked around and sniffed the air curiously, feeling like you were being watched by someone but you couldn’t see anyone suspicious so shrugged and tried to relax.
“You ok?” Kiri asked when he saw you look around.
“Yep, I’m fine.” You said, skipping lightly beside him as your tail flicked back and forth. “I just felt like someone was watching us but it’s just my imagination. Someone has burnt their food though I can smell it.” You added with a chuckle.
“Oh? Poor food” Kiri said as he looked around, spotting nothing abnormal either, “I’m sure you’re right and it’s nothing, but I’ll keep an eye out anyway…”
You both continued on down the road, becoming more and more engrossed in your conversation and forgetting about that ‘watched’ feeling- so much so, that you had indeed missed a casually dressed figure with a heavy coat, hat, and sunglasses on, that was following from a distance, careful not to draw any undue attention to himself as he followed you to your destination; his turquoise eyes checking you out as you skipped along unaware.
“Time to get you alone, Timid, so I can make you mine.” Dabi thought as he kept pace from the shadows.