You knew you weren’t amazing.
Your quirk was good. But you knew there were other quirks that were sill as good, if not better than yours.
Everything about you was less than perfect but you were happy in yourself and you had those around you who loved and supported you.
“Mrs Togata?” A student asked shyly from the door of the lab at UA.
“Yes?” you asked with a smile as you looked up from what you were doing at the computer.
“I’m… having a little trouble with the assignment that’s due at the end of this week. I’ve done a rough draft of the coding required for the robotic calf supports but I’m not sure if I have the binary codes correct in some parts. Could… could you maybe look them over and give me some pointers?”
You smiled and walked over to her and nodded.
“Yes, of course. You’ve done the right thing coming for advice. This way you can learn and grow.”
“Thank you,” she said gratefully, “I was worried you would tell me to do it on my own. I’m really enjoying the course and I want to be the best I can be but I’m not as smart as the other students in the class.”
She hung her head sadly.
“That’s nonsense,” you said sternly, “everyone is smart in their own fields. Coding is hard, and it may not be a strong point for you but you definitely excel in biological studies, I know that for a fact, so never discount your worth over one thing.”
“Thank you so much,” she said with tears in her eyes, I’m so happy you got the job as a teacher here, you’re really kind.”
“I love helping the next generation of heroes,” you said, “now, let’s look over this coding.”
A few minutes later Mirio came walking down the halls, his wedding band glinting in the light as he stopped outside your class door.
“Mrs Wife?” he asked as he gently knocked then slid your lab door open.
You and the student looked up as he entered and the student smiled.
“Hi Mr Togata.”
“Oh! Sorry, have I interrupted the coding sequence?” he asked brightly.
“No, we were just finishing up,” you said with a smile then turned to your student. “That should work now.”
“Thank you so much again, Mrs Togata, I really appreciate your help!”
Your student bowed to you, then to Mirio, then quickly left so you two could talk alone.
“So, how are you enjoying your time here?” he asked as he walked over and slipped an arm around your waist.
“You ask me that every day and I’ve been working here for two years now,” you chuckled, hugging him back.
“Oh! Is that so?” he asked playfully, “I’m just checking to make sure you’re still having fun!”
“Speaking of fun, have we checked on Hansu to see how he’s doing?”
“He’s so far away though,” Mirio replied.
“Stop it,” you chuckled again, “he’s next door in the assistants room!”
You gave Mirio another hug then walked past him to the sliding door that connected the two rooms.
“Hansu? Are you in there?” You pushed the sliding door open and light flooded into the dim room.
“Argh! The light!” he hissed, “I’ve been held against my will here for 1000 years.”
“Stop it, you overly dramatic plastic bag. You begged me to take you as my assistant when I resigned from the robotics department.”
“No. I believe I fell onto the floor and grabbed onto your ankle so that you couldn’t leave without me,” he replied with a smirk, pulling his glasses down onto the tip of his nose so he could look at you over the top of them.
“If you’re trying to keep your dignity in tact it’s not working,” you smirked back at him, “anyway, I came to ask if you wanted lunch?”
“I have a coffee here, I’ll be fine,” he replied, holding up the coffee mug to show you.
“Ok… suit yourself, my husband and I will be going out for lunch by ourselves then,” you said, grinning up at Mirio.
“No need to rub it in,” Hansu replied in a bored tone, “you only just got married last weekend so don’t get a big head.”
“It would have been sooner if Y/N hadn’t been playing hard to get,” Mirio said cheekily.
“I couldn’t act too keen, could I?” you teased playfully.
“Well… not to blow my own trumpet or anything but my girlfriend and I are going on a date tonight,” Hansu said with a proud look on his face.
“Oh! You two are official now! Congratulations!” You said excitedly, “it looks like we’re all stepping up in the world.”
“Indeed,” he replied, “now please leave so I can finish this before tonight!”
“Right, right, we’re off,” you said, stepping back with Mirio and walking to the classroom door to head out to the cafe for lunch.
“How are your therapy sessions going?” Mirio asked as you walked down the empty halls. The students were all on lunch break so the building halls were vacated.
“Good! I know I have a long way to go to process the trauma but I’m doing a lot better, and moving to this job was the best thing for me to be honest… that lab held a lot of stress for me.”
“Well… I’m glad… and I was going to ask you too… would you like to move in with me? My place is so lonely on my own and I know you feel a little uneasy in your place too…”
“Really?? You mean it?!” you gasped, “I thought we were going to wait a little longer before moving in together!”
“Why wait?” he asked, taking your hand in his, “we’re married now.”
“That’s true,” you said with a smile, “especially after all we’ve been through, why not move in?”
“I’m moved by that statement,” Mirio said with a grin, swinging your hand in his as your wedding rings rubbed together.
“We need to work on your jokes though,” you chuckled.
“Awww, that was a good one! I felt it tingle in my nose.”
“You’re so weird,” you giggled, “and I love it. Never change.”
“I don’t plan on it,” he replied with his signature smile.
Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this spin off story with Mirio as the main character. Congratulations on your new job and marriage to Mirio! See you in the next book,