“This isn’t modern slang. I am cursed. I got cursed by a Succubus.” You deadpanned.
“Sex demon?” He asked casually.
“How can you say it like that without flinching?!” You wheezed.
“Because that’s what a Succubus is?” He replied, tilting his head slightly in confusion.
“Umm, ok. Well, yeah. I got cursed by a sex demon.” You replied.
“What does the curse involve?” He asked, his voice sounding more like he was extracting information than actual curiosity.
“Umm, can we talk elsewhere? It’s a bit of a sensitive topic.” You said softly, glancing around.
“Oh. Of course.” He replied, “I was on my way out to get some cold soba. Would you like to join me?”
“That would be nice.” You said with a smile, “I need some company.”
He nodded and turned around to lock his door then started heading off down the hall, expecting that you would just catch up as he strolled away casually.
“Explain.” He said as you both reached the elevator and he pushed the button.
“Umm… well the Succubus cursed me with a mark. It’s on the back of my leg. It’s of 6 chain links and 1 padlock. 4 of the chains have been broken and removed, but I have 2 more chains to go; then the padlock.” You said, counting the numbers on your fingers.
“What breaks the chains?” He asked innocently, looking straight ahead to the door of the elevator.
“Sex.” You said bluntly.
Todoroki’s head whipped towards you so fast you thought his head was going to fall off and he stared at you in lowkey shock.
“W-What? You said ‘sex demon’ so candidly that I thought you would be ok with me being blunt as well.” You said with embarrassment.
“You have been having sex with multiple people?” He asked.
“Well when you put it like that it sounds really bad but I need it because of the curse. It needs to be a new person with each chain link.”
“And you have 2 more left, then a padlock. Who unlocks the padlock?” He asked.
“It can be anyone. Any one of the previous ‘feeds’ – that’s what we call the people who unlock the chain, or someone new.” You said, following him out of the elevator as it stopped on the ground floor and opened.
“Have you been asking people to be your ‘feeds’?” He asked.
“Well, yes and no. When the urge to ‘feed’ strikes it happens instantaneously and for the first 3 people they were just there at the right, or wrong, time and so I chose them.” You admitted. “But the most recent one was told ahead of time.”
“What must one do to be chosen?” Todoroki asked, looking away and reaching up to tug on his bi-coloured fringe.
“Umm, well, nothing really?” You said, sweat dropping a little. “Why do you ask?”
“Well, if it’s not too forward, if you need someone for one of the chains or the padlock I would like to volunteer myself.” He said, still refusing to make eye contact.
“That’s very kind of you, Todoroki. That would be wonderful. I’m not having an attack right now but if I do have one I’ll try and get to you as soon as possible.” You said bashfully, looking at him with a soft look in your eye.
Todoroki finally looked at you and a very small smile pulled at his lips as he gazed at you while you walked together.
Suddenly his head snapped up, looking down the road where you were headed and he threw an arm out across your chest to stop you in your tracks.
“What is it?” You whispered, peering into the darkness ahead.
“Well, well, my wife is with another man.” A coarse voice said as a dark figure stepped out of an alleyway. “Well, hardly a man, hey? Shouto Todoroki?”
“Who are you? How do you know my name?” Todoroki growled, his gorgeous eyes narrowing as he scowled at the newcomer.
“Dabi.” You hissed from beside Todoroki, every fiber of your being bristling with fury.
“I already told you, baby, it’s daddy.”
“What do you want with Y/N.” Todoroki snarled.
“Just the padlock that will bind us together forever.” Dabi stated calmly. “No biggie.”
“Does he know about the curse?” Todoroki asked you, not letting his eyes leave Dabi for one second.
“Unfortunately.” you muttered, tail bristling and flicking up with anger.
“Take one more step and I’ll freeze you in place.” Todoroki said loudly to Dabi.
“Oh no. Whatever will I do?” Dabi deadpanned, flicking his hand out with palm up and activating his blue flames. “What a shame that I’m better than you. Well. Some people didn’t think I was good enough. But that will all come out in the wash soon.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about but I’ll give you 5 seconds to leave or I’ll take action.” Todoroki said authoritatively. “5.” He said loudly.
The villain grinned maliciously.
“Y/N, baby, you might wanna step back a bit or you’ll get cremated alongside the hero here.” Dabi sneered.
“I’m not going anywhere.” You growled, assuming the fight stance.
Dabi activated the flames in his palms more. The surge of fire pulsating as he waited for the final count.
“STAND DOWN!” Kirishima’s voice called as he suddenly charged between you and Todoroki, just as Todoroki released a jettison of ice, propelling it towards Dabi.
Kirishima jumped and activated his quirk, hardening his body as he hurled himself at the scarred villain, narrowly missing slamming into Todoroki’s ice as he reared his fist back then threw it at Dabi.
You flattened your ears back and your tail whipped back and forth wildly as you watched the fight, waiting for an opening so you could land a few punches of your own.
Dabi ducked the incoming Kirishima and the redhead barreled over Dabi and landed on the other side, doing a forward roll before getting back up. Dabi watched Kiri for a second then looked back at you and Todoroki and blasted a line of blue flames at Todoroki’s ice.
Seeing a chance to attack you crouched and sprang forward at lightening speed, dodging under the steering heat of Dabi’s flames and aiming for the torso of the villain.
At the same time that you were running for Dabi, Kirishima had started to run for him as well and Dabi glanced back, quickly calculating who was going to get to him first.
Within a millisecond, Dabi crouched and grabbed you, tossing you up just as Kiri slammed into his back.
“Woah, what?!” You thought in surprise as you suddenly found yourself airborne above Kiri and Dabi. “Had he not thrown me up just now there could have been a pretty bad collision between Kiri and I if he had stepped away instead.”