“ARGH! Oh my gahd!” The fan squealed as she stared at the pictures she had taken of the two of you. “Perfect. Absolutely perfect!”
You looked from her back to Kiri again as he continued to hold your hand in his.
“Umm, well, we’re on our lunch break.” You said softly, squeezing his hand before turning your attention back to her, “so if you’ll excuse us?” You added with a closed-eyed cute smile and a soft swish of your tail.
“Oh! Of course! I wouldn’t want to interrupt your date. I MEAN. Lunch.” The fan said deviously as she backed away, excited that you and Red Riot were still holding hands.
You stepped forward, heading for the food shop and tugged Kiri along behind you as you moved, he was deep in thought about something and didn’t even notice that he had started walking again until he came back to the present and looked down at your tiny hand holding his.
“Y/N, wait.” He said softly, stopping and gripping your hand a little tighter. “I…I need to tell you something.”
“What is it, Kiri?” You asked as you looked back at him, your cute white ears flicking a little as you focused your attention on him.
“Y/N, I… I li-.”
Suddenly the pager in his pocket went off and he grabbed for it, letting your hand go in a hurry.
“Is it Fatgum?” You asked him when you saw him pull the work pager out.
He nodded, looking down at the small screen.
“Villian. Come back for mission, asap.” Kiri read the message from Fatgum aloud.
“A mission!” You said excitedly, a bright smile on your face as your fluffy white tail swished back and forth with vigor.
“Come on.” Kiri said quickly, “we can’t keep him and senpai waiting!”
And with that the two of you abandoned the quest for lunch and tore back to the agency to prepare for the mission.
“What is it? What’s the mission?” Kiri asked as he burst through the door to the agency with you hot on his tail.
“A very odd mission, this one.” Fatgum said gravely as he turned his very rotund body towards the two of you. “We need to act quickly and safely, there are lives at stake.”
“Fill us in.” You said excitedly as you bounced over to him.
“There have been reports of moaning and other strange sounds coming from an abandoned warehouse near here.” He said.
“Moaning?” Tamaki asked from where he still sat at his desk.
“Yes.” Fatgum replied, “and not the ‘pain’ type of moaning, the more sexual type of moaning.”
“What?!” You asked in shock.
Tamaki quickly slapped his head down onto the desk with sudden embarrassment and Kiri blushed madly from a little behind you.
“How is this a mission??” You asked in confusion, tail drooping a little.
“Eye witnesses say they’ve been seeing men go into this building but not come out.” Fatgum elaborated. “We fear they might be being killed inside there.”
“If there’s moaning involved I don’t think the people going in want to come back out.” You mused to yourself.
“Timid.” Fatgum addressed you, “I want you to be the front runner for this mission. You are very cunning and sharp minded so I’m sure you’ll work out what is going on very quickly. We will act as back up once you have, whoever it is inside, cornered or in a position for us to capture them quickly.”
“Roger.” You said, tail snapping back up with excitement, the tip quivering with eagerness.
“Suneater and Red Riot.” Fatgum addressed the other two. “You’ll stay back with me until Timid gives us the signal.”
The tips of Tamaki’s ears were bright red as he kept his forehead pressed to the desk, extremely unwilling to participate in this mission.
“W-Will there be any uh… nudity?” Kiri asked as he cleared his throat, “I don’t want to appear to be-.”
“We will deal with that when the time comes.” Fatgum said, “Suneater.” He called, turning to the very embarrassed looking elf hero. “you can use your quirk to cover any inappropriately exposed body parts.”
“M-M-Me?!” Tamaki replied as he lifted his head and stared with mortified eyes at his superior.
“Yes you,” Fatgum replied, “you’ll be fine.”
Beads of sweat rose up on Tamaki’s brow and he went a little pale but nodded anyway, bottom lip quivering uncontrollably.
“Sir? I think that maybe I should wear civilian clothes and hide my ears and tail so I don’t draw suspicion.” You said as you stepped forward towards him, “not trying to boast but I’m becoming very well known even though I’m not pro yet and I might get recognized but whoever it is inside. I don’t want them to know the heroes are closing in.”
“This is true, Timid.” Fatgum said thoughtfully, “you’re already ranked number 5 in cutest up-coming heroes.”
“I think you deserve number 1.” Kiri said softly in a low voice from behind you and you blushed and looked back at him with a big smile, your tail flicking with bashful happiness.
“Awww, thank you, Kiri.” You replied shyly.
“I…I agree with Red Riot.” Tamaki piped up in his very meek voice, “you are a cute hero… in training.” He said, looking down at his hands and tapping the tips of his fingers together under the desk.
“You’re so sweet, Suneater.” You gushed, “all of you are very sweet, but let’s focus on the mission here.”
“Timid, you do what you think is best.” Fatgum said with a nod. “Ok everyone! Let’s go!”
“Let’s do this!” Kiri said enthusiastically as he activated his quirk and smashed his hardened fists together.
“O-Ok.” Tamaki added in a soft voice, raising his arm timidly with a cows hoof on the end.
“Plus Ultra!” You said with bubbly enthusiasm as you jumped up in the air, one arm raised high.
“Why is it always an abandoned warehouse?” You whisper asked Kiri as your small hero party approached the side of the dilapidated old building.
“I don’t know, but please be careful, Y/N.” Kiri whispered as he reached out and squeezed your shoulder, “I’ll be right here, ready to back you up, ok? So rely on me.”
“Ok.” You said with a smile as you pulled the hoodie down further onto your head to cover your ears. “You’re so manly, Kiri, I know I can count on you.”
He smiled brightly, sharp teeth flashing in the setting sunlight.
“You’re up, Timid.” Fatgum whispered as he pointed to a low window on the side of the warehouse that was shattered. “Can you get through there?”
“Yep. Easy.” You replied with a smile, skipping over to the window.
“We’ll here right here.” Fatgum called softly to you, “keep your wits about you and don’t hesitate to call out if you need help.”
“Roger.” You said confidently as you effortlessly jumped up into the windowsill and dropped down inside the building.