You whipped your tail to help flick your body over and tucked your legs and arms in as you dropped down to the ground and took a few steps back.
Dabi threw a punch at Kiri and recoiled as his knuckles struck the rock hard body of the young hero; a grunt of pain escaping his throat as he took a step back.
“Time’s up.” Dabi sneered ominously as he held his hands out in front and lit them up, his turquoise eyes shining in the electric blue flames, “don’t forget I saved you.” He added as he looked to the side and gave you a wink then threw a whirlwind of flames at the two boys.
“Todoroki! Ice!” You screamed, dropping to the ground as a wall of ice met the patchwork villains attack, steam erupting from the collision of the opposing quirk temperatures.
You covered your eyes then quickly uncovered them again to see how your classmates were doing. Both Kiri and Todoroki were unharmed. Breathless, but unharmed, and Dabi was nowhere to be seen.
“Y/N!” Kiri called as he got up and staggered towards you.
“Kiri!” You called back, “are you ok?”
“I’m fine, I’m worried about you though?”
“I’m ok actually.” You replied, “since Dabi threw me up in the air.” You thought, unsure if you should say that part out loud.
“How did he know my name?” Todoroki asked, still severely confused by the fact that Dabi had called him by name.
“Does he know you?” Kiri asked, “actually maybe he remembers you from the camp.”
“Oh.” Todoroki said, “yes, actually, I think I do remember him from then.”
“It was a little traumatic so I understand if you’ve blocked it from your mind.” Kiri said gently.
“I’ve experienced more trauma in my life.” Todoroki said bluntly, a coldness creeping into his voice.
“Oh.” Kiri whispered softly.
“Are you ok, Y/N?” Todoroki asked you.
“I’m so sorry you got caught up in this mess so suddenly, Todoroki.” You said apologetically.
“If I am able to help, then I’m glad.” He said as he bowed his head a little and closed his eyes to show his respect.
“So umm… Where were you going?” Kiri asked sheepishly looking from Todoroki to you and back again.
“Oh! Well, it’s a bit of a story…” You replied, your tail dropping as you mentally recalled the events leading up to this point.
“I don’t mind hearing it?” Kiri said softly, giving you an encouraging smile.
“Ok, well, short story is that Bakugou came to my room and, umm, was quite forceful… and I didn’t feel comfortable so I ran and smashed into Todoroki and then he was going to get dinner and so I joined him to explain the curse and keep away from any one who might try and ‘feed’ me when I’m not… uh, hungry.” You said, glancing at Todoroki.
“So you know about the curse then?” Kiri asked him.
“And I’ve offered to be a ‘meal’, should she need it.” He added.
“That’s really manly, thank you Todoroki.”
Todoroki nodded again.
“Wait, weren’t you going to bed?” You suddenly asked Kiri, “what made you come out here?”
“Bakugou came and woke me up, telling me he couldn’t find you and I freaked out.” Kiri said. “I didn’t want anything to happen to you.”
“You’re such a good boyfriend.” You said gratefully.
“Boyfriend?” Todoroki asked suddenly. “Do excuse me, I didn’t know that you two were dating?”
“Yeah, uh, sorry, I was going to explain that but then Dabi showed up.” You said, feeling a little guilty that you hadn’t told Todoroki about that part yet.
“I’m assuming Kirishima knows about the curse then?” Todoroki asked.
“Yes, he knows.” You replied, “he has been helping me to… how do I put it…’select’…the right people so I don’t feed off someone creepy, or weird.”
“Very chivalrous.” Todoroki mused.
“Thanks.” Kirishima said softly with a blush.
“And it doesn’t bother you, Kirishima?” Todoroki asked.
“Oh no. Not at all, it is part of the curse and I know that. Unfortunately I was her first chain link and then we started dating straight after before we knew about the true nature of the curse.” Kirishima admitted.
“I am not exactly sure what happens with the curse but if you would feel more comfortable being in the room when Y/N needs to feed then I don’t mind.” Todoroki said.
“Wow! Really?!” Kirishima asked with surprise, “thank you, that would be nice.”
“It is merely an act of service.” Todoroki added, “it can’t be that intense.”
Both you and Kirishima pulled slightly grimacing faces and nodded; knowing full well that Todoroki had no idea what was in store.
“Well, now that you’re here, Kiri.” You said to your redhead, “would you like to go and talk to Shinsou?”
“Is Shinsou another chain link candidate?” Todoroki asked.
“No, we wanted to talk to him about if there was a way to deal with a side effect of the curse.” You said.
“What side effect?” Todoroki asked curiously.
“The people that unlock the chain links become hyper-romantic towards me.” You said, “Bakugou especially.”
“It takes control to have part of a curse placed on you, but I have trained physically and mentally and I will be fine, the side effects won’t affect me.” Todoroki said confidently.
“Ok. If you’re sure?” You queried.
“Ok, let’s go and talk to Shinsou then.” Kirishima said to you, “thank you for looking out for her Todoroki.” He added, nodding to the duel haired classmate.
“Welcome.” He said softly, “find me when you need me.” He added as he turned and headed down the road towards his cold soba.
“This just gets crazier and crazier.” You sighed to Kiri as you both started heading back to UA.
“We’re so close to the end now.” Kirishima said encouragingly, “won’t be long until you’re free of the curse.”
“I can’t wait.” You said softly, “I just hope this brainwash thing works for Bakugou, Tamaki, and Kaminari.”
“It should, even if it’s just for a little while, at least they won’t harass you.” Kiri said with a soft, sharp toothed smile.
You both walked back to the UA grounds, making your way to Shinsou’s room while keeping an eye out for any of your past suitors.
“Do you think he’s still awake?” Kiri whispered to you.
“I dunno.” You whispered in reply as you knocked.
“Yeah?” Shinsou’s voice called from the other side of his door.
“Hey, Shinsou, it’s us.”
“Yeah, me and Y/N.” Kiri replied.
There was a bit of scuffling noises then Shinsou appeared, looking as tired as usual as he pulled the door open a bit.
“What’s up?” He asked calmly.
“Umm… we have a question and a favour to ask.” You said as you swished your tail and gave him a cute smile.
“Yeah?” He asked.
“Oh… can we come in? It’s kinda sensitive.” You said softly as you looked around.