“The stress from that pool situation?! Yes, indeed, I did feel that!” You said loudly with a nervous laugh. “Phew! Glad that is all over, hey?!” You added with an exaggerated sigh and wipe of your brow. “Let’s never let that happen again, huh? But I get why you got confused! I mean, who would use bee and dragonfly symbols to indicate gender? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.” You babbled on. “Dude was probably senile as fuck when he designed the plaques or did it on purpose to confuse people so that things like that would happen! Stupid. Absolutely stupid. If it were me I’d—,”
Suddenly Bakugou turned and backed you up against a tree, his hands pinning your wrists to the wide tree trunk.
“You talk too fucking much.” He growled as he held you in place.
“I’m nervous.” You admitted bluntly.
“Why.” He snapped.
“Because you’re going to ask me if I felt your dick against me and I don’t know whether to lie or tell the truth.” You said honestly.
“Well you obviously felt it then, because you just said so.” He said lowly.
“Yep, ok, I did. End of story, periodt, finito.” You said, struggling to get free.
“Quit fucking fidgeting, I need you to listen to me.” He growled, the light from your torch catching the red in his eyes and making them shine. “I…I’m sorry.” He mumbled as he looked down. “I just…my body did it on its own. I’m attracted to you, ok?!” He grunted, almost angrily.
“You don’t need to explain it to me.” You replied quietly.
He looked up into your eyes and there was a moment as you both stood there panting slightly from the stress of this current conversation.
His eyes flicked to your lips and you bit the bottom one nervously.
“What would you do if I kissed you?” He asked lowly.
“I…I…I dunno, k-kiss back?… maybe?” You whispered as your mouth ran dry.
He leaned towards you a little and your breathing hitched, he held back from coming the whole way though and waited for you to close that gap from your end but you were frozen in place.
After a few seconds he pulled back and let you go.
“Not the right time.” He muttered as he turned and headed off down the track.
“Woah…wait up! You can’t get my heart racing like that then just walk off!” You said, almost angrily.
“So you wanted to kiss?” He barked, spinning around to face you. “If you really did, then you needed to close that last 5% gap. I gave you that fucking opportunity and you didn’t take it.”
He spun back around and marched off, you chased him and grabbed his hand, yanking on it to turn him around.
“What do you want?” He snapped as you lunged into his arms.
He caught you and pulled you into him tightly, burying his head into the crook of your neck as he wrapped his arms around your waist.
“I…I’m pathetic, I know, I’m weak, useless…I know you’re looking down on me but heroes always win in the end and I’m gonna win.” Bakugou strained out, trying desperately to control his emotions.
You hadn’t banked on him opening up right here and now and you didn’t know the pain he was holding in until all of a sudden you realized just how big a hit his ego had taken when he fought with Shouto and had come off second best.
You didn’t say anything, you just let him hold you as you hugged him back.
He stood there a little longer before pulling away and wiping his eyes, refusing to make eye contact.
“Let’s go find your necklace and ring.” He finally said, holding out a hand to you for you to hold it.
You reached out and took it, figuring this little gesture was the least you could do for him right now.
Searching everywhere, hand in hand, for over an hour you finally found it beside the tree you had hidden behind during the fight between him and Shouto, earlier.
“I FOUND IT!” You yelled as you held it up in the torch light.
“Ok good, let’s go.” Bakugou grunted, turning around to head back while letting go of your hand.
It was then you saw the back of his shirt seemed to have a bit of a stain on it and you shone your torch on him. Blood was oozing through his shirt and you screamed.
“KATSUKI! YOUR BACK!! WHAT HAPPENED?!”
“Nothing, dumbass!” He shot back with embarrassment as he tried to turn away so you couldn’t see it any more. “Let’s just get back.”
“No! Let me see!” You insisted.
“You can’t do anything about it so just leave it.” He growled.
“When did this happen?? Was it when you fought Shouto or when you were escaping the girl’s pool?” You pressed.
“The fight.” He grunted, “his fucking ice got me.”
You gasped softly and tried to lift his shirt.
“Fucking, stop it!” He barked, unwilling to let you see. “Stop pitying me.”
“I’m not pitying you, you asshat, I want to see the damage!” You responds sharply as you managed to pull his shirt up.
You gasped again and nearly dropped your torch. It was a deep gouge that spanned from his left side rib cage to his right shoulderblade.
“Katsuki, this is really bad, you need to get it treated.” You said softly.
“Tch. Fine.” He grunted, allowing you to put his shirt back down gently.
When you got back to cabins everyone was asleep so you told Bakugou to try and rest as best he could and you would be with him tomorrow when he went to see the site nurse.
He just nodded and looked away.
“Oi.” He said as you started to walk towards the girls room.
“What is it, Katsuki?”
“T-thank you.” He mumbled, “for tonight.”
“All good in the hood.” You replied stupidly before turning and running. “Ugh, the worst reply ever Y/N, well done.” You berated yourself internally.
Bakugou smirked as he watched you go. “Can’t believe I like this dipshit.”