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Just A Touch

Chapter One

A Game of Chance

Everyone has a soulmate, my ass. I had heard about it all my life, people telling me it would happen one day, but that was just a pipe dream. It was probably worse for me since my brother had his mark at birth, the first in the family in a generation. My great grandmother used to tell us stories about how it used to be, most everyone knew who their soulmate was back then, their name was literally tattooed on their body somewhere. Not anymore. They think with the emergence of the first quirk generation that started with my great, great, great grandmother, something effected the soulmate marks. Back then, 80% of people had marks and 20% had quirks. Now it’s the other way around. There were probably some unlucky people out there that didn’t have either. I may not have had a soulmark, but I had a quirk. I could control all forms of metal, bend it to my will. It’s one of the reasons I had finally broken into the top thirty in the hero rankings this last poll. At number twenty-six, I started getting offers from all over, some incredible agencies wanted me. Kamui Woods, Mt. Lady, Edgeshot, they all sent offers and I was blown away. My parents were thrilled for me, even though it meant I would be moving away. My apartment was only a few miles from their house, and I saw them all the time. Even at twenty-four, it would be hard saying goodbye. I heard my laptop ding and headed to check my messages. I was waiting for word on potential interviews, and I almost fell over when I saw who it was from. Uravity’s Agency. I had admired her for a very long time, watching her in UA’s sports festival back when we were in school. She looked so cute and timid, but was fierce when it came to getting the job done, it’s probably why she was the number ten hero. I never imagined being in the right place at the right time could have given me these opportunities. I was at a large outdoor concert, hanging with my friends and having a blast when a storm came out of nowhere. A huge gust of wind blew through and toppled the large metal beams and scaffolding holding up the stage, sending thousands of people running for their lives. I didn’t hesitate, using my quirk to stop the destruction, lifting the beams up and back into place. The stage was still damaged, but no one was injured and I was hailed a hero. It’s been a few months since that day, and after making the news, offers from the mainland began to arrive. Living in Okinawa was so peaceful, and usually quieter than the mainland, but it had always been my dream to go there and become a top hero. Now, I was actually getting that chance, and I had my pick of agencies. The email said she would like for me to call her about it, so I picked up my phone and immediately dialed. The other agencies were great, and I admired all the heroes, but if I could work with Uravity I would be thrilled. The phone rang twice before she picked up.

“Uraraka Ochaco, how can I help you?”

“Hello, my name is Nagura Anna, I just received…”

“Wow, that was quick! Thanks for responding. I was afraid I had waited too long to send the offer to you. Is it too late to come in and give me an interview? Has someone snatched you up already?”

“It’s not too late at all, in fact you are the first agency I have talked to on the phone, everyone else is email. I would love to come. Just tell me when and where.”

“How is Monday morning at the main office here in Tokyo?”

“Perfect. What do I need to bring?”

“Well, I want to see you in action, so bring your costume and accessories. If everything works out, we can have the paperwork ready in a day or two.”

“Sounds good, I’ll grab a room in the city then…”

“Nonsense, we will put you up. The hotel is just around the corner from the agency, it’s the least I can do since you are coming from paradise to see me.”

“Ah, so you have been to my home island?”

“Only once, but it was so beautiful I never wanted to leave. The room will be ready for you Sunday, and we will figure out the check out after our meeting. I’ll send you the info. I look forward to meeting you, Nagura Anna. See you Monday.”

The hotel was amazing, and the city full of bright lights when I arrived Sunday night. This was it; I was living my dream. Uraraka had sounded excited to speak with me, and I was holding out hope I would be employed by her by the end of tomorrow. I thought I would be too tired to sleep, but I did and woke when the alarm went off. She was right; the office was just a few blocks from the hotel and I was starting to get super nervous. A lot of top pros worked for her and I still couldn’t believe this was all happening. Uravity herself was waiting in the lobby. She waved and smiled.

“Nagura Anna! It’s so good to meet you. Uraraka Ochaco. Please, let’s go to my office.” She said as I followed her down the hall and to her space. We each took a seat and she started the interview. I think overall it went pretty well, she seemed just as nice as I hoped she would be. “So, are you ok with running a training exercise with a few of my friends?”

“Sure.”

“Great. We just have to take a quick ride over to their training facility. I have a small one here, but the one the boys have is much better suited for what I have in mind. Go change into your costume.” She pointed down the hall and I headed to the locker room. My costume wasn’t super special or anything, but I designed it so I loved it. A simple, hunter green full bodysuit with a silver mini skirt was accessorized with metallic looking wrist bands, a neck brace and knee-high boots. My mask was black with metallic silver trim. I usually had long, sliver gloves and a belt pack that went along with it, but I must have left them in the room, or maybe even at home. I was so excited to get here; I wouldn’t doubt they were still laying on my bed where I left them. We hopped in a taxi and it didn’t take long before we pulled up in front of a large building. “All right, let’s go see what you can do.” We piled out of the car and headed inside, loud explosions rocking the building.

“Who the hell is in there?” I laughed as she shook her head.

“Sounds like your sparring buddies are getting impatient. Sorry about him, Bakugo really is an ok guy when he’s not all worked up about something.” We walked in and I recognized both of them right away. Red Riot and Ground Zero, the latter making all the noise we heard earlier.

“Hey guys, I’d like you to meet Iron Maiden. I have already decided to bring her on board, but wanted to have a little exhibition. This is Red Riot, and Ground Zero.”

“Bring it on, heavy metal.” Ground Zero screamed. Clever. Not the first time I had heard that joke, and the best part was, I actually liked that kind of music. I took a quick glance around the arena, there was plenty for me to work with. Bakugo wasted no time, charging me with gauntlets aimed. Red Riot was right behind, but didn’t get far. The metal guardrail whipped off the floor with one flick of my finger and pinned him in his Unbreakable form to the ground. He was struggling to get up, but was failing miserably. I dodged Bakugo at the last second and he flew past me, explosions igniting from his hands as he screamed. I was on him when he landed, landing punches and kicks like the black belt I was. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell them about that. He looked at me with confusion as my foot landed on his jaw, knocking him back and to the floor. My fist landed one last punch to his cheek when suddenly a searing pain ripped across my chest. I stumbled back and he let out a yelp, looking at me like I had done something horrible. Heat boiled in my core as I stared down at him, his eyes glistening back at me. It broke my concentration and Red got free and came barreling at me. Bakugo was still stunned and I used it to my advantage, trapping him easily with a piece of guardrail before turning my attention to Red. I used a few beams from the ceiling and pinned him down, finally trapping both men and rendering them helpless. Uraraka squealed from behind me and was clapping her hands.

“I knew it! I knew you could beat them. I’m going to make to an offer you can’t refuse. Come on, let’s go back and get the paperwork in order.” We started to head out when Red Riot called out.

“Hey, you just going to leave us like this?”

“Whoops, sorry boys. Here you go. See you again soon.” I waved and freed them as the door shut behind me. My hand went up to the still aching spot on my chest, just below my left collarbone.

“You ok? Did something happen out there?”

“No, I’m fine. I just got a weird pain. I’m sure it’s nothing.”

“Let me see, maybe Bakugo burned you when he made that first move.” I pulled my untouched costume back and almost tipped over. Her eyes got huge and she took a step back as she shook her head. “No. Way! Do you see that?” I was looking at it upside down but there was no question, it was a soulmark. The only way someone could activate their mark was if they made skin to skin contact…OH MY GOD.

“Does…that…say…”

“Bakugo Katsuki. It says Bakugo Katsuki. Holy shit, Anna. This is the craziest thing I have ever seen!”

“Dude, what did you do to get her to free me? She flinched a minute and I could move.”

“I don’t know, you idiot. I’m taking a shower, leave me in peace.”

“Whatever dude. She was pretty impressive. It will be good to have her as a teammate…hey bro? What is that on your back?”

“What? Where?”

“Your left shoulder blade, it looks like a tattoo…wait…it’s a soulmark!”

“WHAT? HOW?”

“Nagura Anna. That’s Iron Maiden! I read her file at the office, it’s her for sure! Dude, you are so lucky, she is smoking!”

“Shut up dumb hair. How does a soulmark just appear?”

“I have heard it happens when you touch them. It’s rare, but it happens. Imagine, casually bumping into your soulmate randomly. That’s so manly.”

“TCH. Whatever. I don’t have time for that shit.”

“Well, you did just fine out there all things considered. Bakugo wasn’t using his full power, but it was still super impressive.”

“I guess. Sorry, I’m still kind of reeling.”

“I get it. That was a whole lot to take in at a rapid pace. Nice martial arts moves, by the way. You have trained?”

“Yes, black-belt. My parents insisted on it so I could defend myself. Came in handy when I became a hero.”

“I appreciate that, I have some moves of my own.”

We arrived back and she gave me her offer and I almost fell over. I thought for sure she had added a few extra zeroes to the number. She assured me it was valid, and that I was worth it. It was more than twice my sidekick salary, with benefits and personal time and all kinds of extras.

“I would have to be crazy to ignore this offer. Thank you so much, it would be an honor to work with you. I remember watching you on tv back in high school, the schools on the mainland were so much cooler than our boring ones. I admired how strong you were and how you always gave your all. You inspired me, in a way. Being small sometimes sucks, but you always helped me see size doesn’t matter, it’s what’s in your heart.”

“You are going to make me cry, stop it!” She wailed as I laughed. “Speaking of what’s in your heart, what are you going to do about Bakugo? Are you seeing someone already?” I shook my head.

“No, my ex and I split a few years ago. I honestly don’t have a clue what I am going to do. He doesn’t work here, does he?”

“No, he works with Endeavor, that’s who owns that training facility. Kirishima works here. Oh, sorry, that’s Red Riot if you didn’t know. You will meet all your coworkers soon enough. For now, you have to focus on getting a place and moving, right?”

“Oh shit, yes. I was actually excited and found a few places I liked already. I’ll call and see if I can look at any tomorrow.”

“That’s fine. You will have the whole week to get settled, and start work Monday. That gives you enough time, right?”

“As long as I find a place, that’s great.”

“You can stay in the hotel until you do, but it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Oh, this will help.” She handed me an envelope. It was full of cash. “Consider it a signing bonus. It will help cover your down payment. Please let me know if you need anything, ok?”

“I will. Thanks so much, I can’t wait to work with you.”

As I was walking out the front door of the agency a voice called out from across the street.

“Oi, Nagura, we need to talk.”

Bakugo crossed the street and headed right for me. He was right, but it didn’t mean I wanted to. What the hell was I going to say? He stood in front of me and just stared, like he was trying to come up with something to say. At least we were both in the same boat.

“Do you want to get dinner?” He finally sputtered; ears flushed as he looked at his feet.

Holy shit, I can’t even talk to her. What the hell is wrong with me? It feels like my insides are melting. I want to touch her creamy skin, taste her mouth. Is this what love is supposed to feel like? She’s my soulmate, is this what’s supposed to happen?

“Sure.” I whispered as he looked up at me. “Is the place in the hotel any good? It smelled great when I arrived last night.”

“Oh, Ochaco put you up in the agency hotel? Yeah, actually that place has great food. We can just go there if you want. Wait, you aren’t from around here. I know the perfect place to go.” We started walking and after a few blocks came upon a small soba shop. We sat in silence while we waited for our food, awkwardly looking away when we met each other’s glances.

“I’m sorry I don’t know what to say. This whole thing is a bit overwhelming.”

“Don’t apologize, I don’t know what to say either.” The food came and we ate, I would be coming back to this place often. Great food at a great price. We were supposed to be talking, but we weren’t getting anywhere.

“Dinner was good, but I think I need a drink. This has been a crazy day.”

“The hotel bar is fantastic.”

“Let’s go.” I knew a drink or two would help me calm down and maybe I could actually speak in whole sentences around him. It was making me feel better that he seemed equally as tongue tied. I never would have guessed after seeing him in action. We sat in a small booth in the back of the bar that was only peppered with customers. That was the other good thing about the hotel bar, it was guests only so no fangirls would be interrupting. I ordered a bourbon on the rocks and his eyes grew wide.

“Well, I didn’t expect that. Make it two.”

“What did you expect?”

“Some kind of fancy drink like Ochaco would get. You know, with bright colors and fancy straws.”

“Not tonight. Those kinds of drinks are for the weekends.” I laughed. He smiled but quickly looked down at his hands again. So awkward. All of a sudden, the universe threw us together with no warning, leaving us to figure out how it would work. We were tied together for a reason, and now we had to decide if this would work for us. “So, let’s start with the basics, I guess. I’m 24 and lived in Nago in Okinawa Prefecture. You already saw my quirk; I can manipulate any metal as I see fit. I’m a black belt in Karate, and I like horror movies. And Gelato.”

“I’m 25 and grew up here. Your martial arts moves surprised the shit out of me, and I was expecting the gelato part, but not the horror movies. Do you like heavy metal music, too?” he smirked.

“I do, and all I have learned is that you are avoiding answering. Since we are soulmates, I suppose I should just ask…do you have a significant other?” The second round of drinks had arrived and I grabbed mine, taking a big swig before he answered.

“No. Do you?”

“Nope. Single a few years.”

“Vampires or Werewolves?”

“Uhh…zombies! Silly question. If I would have ordered a sissy drink, what would you have ordered?”

“Not the one you did. Probably sake, or maybe a beer. Why zombies?”

“Well, it probably sounds silly, but because I think they are the closest to coming true. I mean, some people already are basically zombies. Believing everything they hear, not thinking for themselves. Numbing themselves with drugs to hide. I also like watching people stab things.”

“That took an amazing turn. Honestly, I’m a fan of the fast zombies.”

“You mean the infected. Those movies are not true zombie movies.” He squinted his eyes at me.

“Oh god no. You aren’t one of those…people.” I let out a loud laugh.

“You mean the ones that nitpick shit to death and make it no fun anymore? No, I was feeling you out. The bloodier the better, I don’t care how they reanimated.”

“So now, vampires or werewolves?” We ended up sitting in the bar, drinking and talking until the bartender said it was closing time. While the drinks were probably helping a bit, after we started asking questions and giving straight answers, I found we had more in common that I thought. As weird as it sounded, I didn’t want to stop talking to him. “Shit, really? Closing time already?”

“It’s only midnight!” I groaned as I finished my fourth drink. I wasn’t drunk, but I had a slight buzz. I had stopped and nursed my last one, but he kept ordering. He wasn’t drunk either, but his cheeks had turned a slight hint of pink after he downed two in a row after I told him he couldn’t do it. Show off.

“We were in such a good conversation too. Damn…” He looked up at me, his ruby eyes sparkling back. Shit, did he want to come to my room? Should I ask him? Is that appropriate, we just met? We were soulmates, though. The Universe chose to put us together, we were literally meant for each other. So, when is too soon?

“We could always go see if there is anything good on the horror channel. The hotel has a great package.”

The next thing I knew we were in my room. I turned on the tv, but we ended up talking over most of the movie that was playing. In just a few hours we had gone from awkward to familiar, chatting about nonsense like we had known each other for years. It was getting late, and I yawned and he laughed.

“You have a big day tomorrow apartment hunting. I should go so you can rest.”

“Thanks for the talk, Bakugo. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I had fun.”

“So did I. But there is so much more to talk about. We didn’t even touch on anime yet.”

“Oh no, if we start that now we will be here until next week.”

“I wouldn’t mind.” He stood and headed for the door. “Would you like to have dinner again tomorrow?”

“Do you have another amazing place in mind? If it’s anything like the soba joint, I’m in.”

“It’s even better. Pick you up at 7?”

“I’ll be ready.” The door shut behind him and I collapsed on the bed. Holy shit. I pulled down my shirt and stared at the mark in the mirror. Bakugo Katsuki was my soulmate, and surprisingly, he seemed to be ok with it.

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Chapter Two

Marks

This can’t be real. How did I not know anything about this soulmark shit? They didn’t teach us in school. Everyone acted like if you didn’t have one at birth, it would never happen for you, but that’s not the case at all. I don’t know if what I just read would actually help others, but how is this not common knowledge? Not that I would have wanted random women touching me all the time, but shit. Anna touched me with her bare hands and the mark appeared instantly. We were meant to be together. What the hell am I going to do, she is not in my plans, but…the way I feel around her, I…shit.

Apartment hunting didn’t go as well as I planned. The ones I had originally picked out were a bit cheap, and the neighborhood mirrored them. Because of my raise, and the generous bonus Ochaco gave me, I decided to up my game. The realtor was thrilled when I said I wanted to spend a bit more, and said she would research and get back to me tomorrow. Right now, I had more important things to worry about, like how my soulmate was coming over to pick me up for dinner in a few hours. What was I going to wear? I mean, I was going out with the number six hero, AGAIN. I couldn’t stop thinking about how there was no way he would normally go for me. How had the two of us been paired? Looking at him was like looking at a Greek statue. Broad shoulders, chiseled chest, thighs that were so thick he could snap me in two with them. His face was almost perfect, the only flaw a small scar that ran across his left jawline, but that just made him hotter. His ash blonde hair was a crazy as his crimson eyes. I couldn’t lie to myself, I thought he was amazing before the mark appeared. But I never dreamed we would ever be in this position. I was a bit shorter than Ochaco, my mess of curly black locks falling to my shoulders. My curves were good, I guess, depending on who you were comparing them to. I was no Creati, but I filled out a dress ok. When I finished showering, I grabbed a plum skirt and white, button up shirt to wear. It was my favorite skirt; it was almost the same color as my eyes. I still had a few minutes so I threw on some mascara and lip gloss just before the knock came. I opened the door and my mouth almost hit the floor. He was dressed in black pants with a white shirt that was busting at the seams. He was grinning ear to ear when our eyes met, and I felt myself flush before he took a step inside.

Holy shit Katsuki, get it together. If you pop a boner now, she is going to think you are a creep. Why does she have to look so good in that skirt? Her legs are so smooth. I want to unbutton her shirt slowly to see what’s hiding underneath. It looks like they would fit perfectly in my mouth. Ok, have to stop thinking about that. Going to dinner, think about food…

“You look nice. I hope you are hungry; this place has my favorite dish.”

“I can’t wait, but if it’s super spicy I’m going to kill you.”

“Nah, you can get it milder, I promise.” We ended up at a ramen place, and it was delicious. I declined the super spicy that Bakugo devoured, but I thoroughly enjoyed what I ordered. Another place to add to the list. While we were more comfortable with each other tonight, there was a new tension that filled the air. I caught him glancing at me, taking quick peeks at my chest when he thought I wasn’t looking. I noticed how flustered he was when I answered the door. When I am around him my blood boils, is it the same for him? Is it because of the soulmark? I wanted to run my fingers through his hair, lay my head on his bare chest, and taste his lips. I may have been attracted to him before, but now it was more like an unfulfilled ache. We walked back to the hotel and I was struggling…I really wanted him to come up. How do I ask him without seeming, well, desperate?

How do I get her to ask me to her room? I don’t want to scare her off, but I’m not done with her tonight. It’s still early, I have to think of something. Oh shit, we didn’t talk about apartment hunting. I’ll wait and bring it up at the hotel, maybe she will want to talk about it.

We entered the lobby and he looked like a lost puppy. Did he want to come up? Oh god I was having so many conflicting feelings I didn’t know what to do. Part of me wanted to say goodnight and hide from my feelings. The other part wanted to rip his clothes off and ride his cock all night long.

“Hey, I forgot. Did you have any luck with your apartment hunt?”

“Oh, yeah…well, no. It’s kind of a long story…”

“I don’t mind.”

“Well come on then, I’ll talk your ear off. Maybe you can tell me what neighborhoods to avoid so I don’t make the same mistake twice.” I laughed. He grinned and my heart skipped a beat. He wanted to come to my room.

“Oh shit, I wish you would have told me last night, I could have saved you the trip.” He laughed as we sat on the bed, scolding me about the terrible neighborhood I had looked in this afternoon. “It’s good you are looking for condos now. They are so much better. You know, there may be a unit available where Kirishima lives. It’s not far from work. I’ll give you the address.”

“That would be great. She said she would be researching and calling me tomorrow.”

“So, you are looking at some places tomorrow?”

“That’s the plan. I start work on Monday so I am really hoping that I can find something and move in by then. I don’t want to be stuck in this hotel the first day of work. Then I’d have to rush to get all my crap here.”

“Well, when you find something, I am more than willing to help you move.” I looked up at him and he looked like he said something wrong. “I mean, you know, if you need help…I mean maybe you don’t need help…”

“Thank you, I will. If you came to help unload the truck that would be a big help. Hey, Bakugo? Did you tell anyone about your soulmark?”

“Um, well Kirishima saw it after you left. He probably told his girlfriend and who knows who she told. But I haven’t told anyone.”

“Ochaco knows. I don’t know her well enough to know if she would tell anyone.”

“If she did, it was just her nerd of a boyfriend. He won’t tell anyone. Why are you worried about who knows?” he asked, a bit defensive.

“I don’t know, maybe because you are Bakugo Katsuki, the number six hero? I came here looking for a job, and I found you, and I am still a bit in shock. I hate the idea of other people gossiping about something I don’t understand…”

“Yeah, the whole soulmark thing. Not many people have them appear after birth like this. I actually researched a bit last night. Everyone has a soulmate, and generations ago everyone had a tattoo. As quirks took over, the soulmarks began to fade and now, less that twenty percent of people have visible soulmarks. I remember reading about it in school, but there is more to it than that. People born without a soulmark at birth only have a 2% chance they will ever meet their soulmate. The soulmark only appears if both people have no love in their hearts for someone else when they make skin contact. Anna, people walk past their soulmates every day. Some may be neighbors, some may work together, or ride the same train every day, and they may never know it.” His eyes sparkled at me as he scooted a bit closer. Holy shit, I knew most of that, but only 2%? If I wouldn’t have landed that last blow to his face, we wouldn’t have known. I mean, really…how much skin contact do I make with random people? The answer is almost none. The odds of the two of us, from different hometowns and circumstances randomly finding each other was almost too much for my brain to handle. It was fate. My entire body was fuzzy.

“I want to see it.” I said before I could stop myself. My heart was beating out of my chest and I was breathing heavy, like I had just run a marathon. He grinned and turned his back to me, ripping his shirt off and throwing it to the floor. There, on his left shoulder blade. Seeing my name seared on his flesh sent my mind swimming. It was real, it was my name. My fingers reached out and brushed against it, running softly across the symbols and he moaned loudly. I quickly pulled my fingers back and he spun around, eyes a blaze and cheeks flushed.

“Anna, I…” He stopped as he watched me unbutton my top. I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted him to see his name on me. His eyes fixated on the mark that was centered just below my left collar bone and a smile crossed his lips. “That’s really my name.” He murmured as his hand raised up and his fingers traced the mark. As soon as he made contact a rush of pleasure washed over me, the sudden excitement making me moan. My chest was heaving as he leaned in, eyes meeting mine just before his lips landed on my mark. A groan escaped my lips as my entire lower body lit on fire. I could feel the arousal wetting my panties as his mouth began moving from the mark to my neck. His kisses were hard and wet, devouring my flesh as he finally made it to my jaw. My hands wrapped around the back of his neck, one combing through his ash blonde locks as he hovered his lips over mine. “Anna” He whispered as his mouth crashed to mine, lighting a fuse in me and shooting electricity to my toes. I’m not going to pretend I was an innocent woman by any means, I had been with enough men in my life to know what was happening right now was different than all the rest. My tongue swept his bottom lip and he parted them, allowing mine to invade his mouth. They wrestled together as we gasped for breath, too in the moment to stop for air. This kiss was like we were sharing the last twenty-four years of what we had been missing. His arms were around my waist, cradling me gently as we melted into each other. He finally broke free, nose resting on mine as his fingers combed through my hair. “I know this is sudden, I don’t want to…”

“Katsuki?” I whispered, guiding his hand between my thighs, rubbing his fingers on the wetness that had soaked through my panties under my skirt. He groaned and pressed his face against my neck.

“You really want me as much as I want you.” He whispered as he swept my panties aside and plunged two fingers into my dripping pussy. I bucked into him, lips landing on his neck as he curled his fingers in and out of me, moaning into my neck as I squirmed for him. I pulled back and finished unbuttoning my shirt, tossing it to the floor as his fingers left my pussy. He slid my skirt down before undoing his pants and throwing them to the side. How was this even happening? I was laying on a bed in only my bra and panties with Ground Zero hovering above me, wanting to take me to bliss. His poor briefs could barely contain his raging boner, the tip poking out already full of precum. He stared down at me like I was his last meal, and my entire body pulsed with heat. I arched my back and took off my bra, shooting it across the room as he gazed down at them. “Damn, I was right…they are perfect.” He whispered as he dove on top of me, mouth suckling my tits as my hands ran down his back. He ravaged my torso, biting and nipping and sucking until I was a quivering mess below him. Every time he touched the soulmark I nearly came, just his touches bringing me more pleasure than I could ever remember. “Are you ready?” He murmured as he slid my panties down to my ankles. I kicked them off and giggled, our eyes meeting with a new passion.

“Yes, Katsuki. Fuck me. Fuck me hard.” His eyes narrowed above me and a smirk appeared on his lips.

“That’s exactly what I want to do, Anna.” He moaned as he slipped off his briefs. His cock was finally free, and I tried to stifle my excitement but couldn’t. He was so thick; he was going to destroy me in the best ways possible. He rubbed the tip over my outer folds, coating it in my arousal before he slowly sinking in, completely filling me to the hilt before groaning loudly.

“Ohh, Katsuki!” I shouted as he began moving, plunging in and out at such a rapid pace I thought I may break. His eyes were shimmering as he caught his mouth to mine in an emblazoned kiss. My nails dug into his back as he pounded me into the bed, his grunts filling the room as he obliterated my pussy. I wrapped my legs around his waist as his lips fell to my neck, licking and biting all around the soulmark until my vision started to blur. I was a panting mess when his lips found mine, tongues clashing as he slowed his pace a bit. Now he was driving hard, and deep almost too slowly, every thrust bringing me closer to the edge. My hand brushed his mark and he moaned loudly into my mouth, biting my lower lip as our hips began to lose control. “I’m cumming.” I whispered in his ear as my walls crashed around his cock, my nails digging into his shoulders as my body succumbed to pleasure. He thrust through every quake, grunting my name as my pussy throbbed around his dick.

“Shit, Anna, your pussy around my cock, it feels…ohhhhh Anna!” He screamed as he thrust one more time, filling me to the brim with his hot cum. It dripped down my thigh and ass as he panted above me, lingering inside as he stared down at me with half lidded eyes. “Anna, I…” I reached up and cupped his face, bringing it close to mine. My lips kissed his chin, moving to catch his lips in a heated kiss. He devoured me, tongues clashing as heat began to build again between my thighs. He was still inside, and starting to twitch as his mouth broke from mine and began a torrid assault on my tits, biting and pulling on the nipples as he kneaded them in between his fingers. I could feel his cock hardening against my walls, and the way he was touching me made me want him again, right now. I rolled out from under him, pulling his cock free as he whimpered. It was rock hard again, and dripping with our cum when I got to my knees in front of him. He growled and bit my ass making me squeal. He rubbed a cheek before I felt him slide his fingers over my slit, parting my entrance and sliding his cock deep inside. My hands braced the mattress as he laid waste to me, gripping my hips as he thrust himself hard and deep, my legs already shaking with anticipation. He leaned in and started biting my back, leaving saliva and bruises, no doubt, in his wake. I could feel his balls brushing my private areas with every move, his hand coming up and grabbing a tit as they swung helplessly during the pounding. My hips raised to meet his, rocking into his cock as he thoroughly fucked me. He was groaning, and his thrusts became sporadic behind me as I pressed my forehead into the sheets.

“Make me cum on your dick again, Katsuki!” I screamed as his fingers landed on my clit and began to rub it out frantically, trying to hold his orgasm back until he brought me. He failed, the feeling of him shooting a second load inside me was my trigger. He was finished when I came, pussy sucking on his cock as the orgasm washed over me, hips crashing hard into his as I screamed his name into the bed. My legs were unsteady as he kissed my back and pulled out, cum pouring out of me onto the comforter. I collapsed to my chest, the sensation of him still inside haunting me. The way he filled me up in every way was the most amazing thing I had ever felt. He rolled out of bed and went to the bathroom, coming back with a few towels. He tossed one to me as he cleaned himself off and slipped his briefs back on. The comforter was ruined, the sticky, white residue already drying as I shook my head. “Just look at the mess you made. I’m going to need to check out when the maids find this…” I laughed as I wiped myself off the best I could.

“The mess was worth it. You are amazing, and perfect, and I can’t believe you are my soulmate.” He said as he grabbed a t-shirt from the dresser and tossed it to me before landing back in bed next to me.

“Katsuki, was that…different for you?” I asked as I slipped my panties back on. He looked at me a bit surprised.

“You mean different like the best sex I have ever had in my whole life that filled a void I didn’t know I had? Yes, yes it did.” He grinned as his mouth met mine. This kiss was gentle, and loving and it made my toes curl.

“My costume has gloves.” I laughed as I laid my head on his chest.

“What?”

“I must have left them at home with my belt pack.” He gazed down at me; eyes gleaming.

“I’m glad you forgot them.” He whispered as he combed his fingers through my hair. “Anna, I…is it ok if I stay?” His body was warm and soft and I didn’t want to let him go yet.

“Yes. Stay with me, Katsuki.” His arms wrapped around my body as my eyes grew heavy. I never thought I needed someone in my life until I found him. Now, all I could think about was how I could keep him.

I woke to my phone ringing. I rolled over and brushed against something. It only took a moment to remember what had transpired last night. Katsuki was still next to me, dead asleep as I answered.

“Hello?” I squeaked out.

“Anna, I have found some great places to show you today. We still on for 10am?” Shit, my realtor.

“Oh, yes, absolutely! I actually have an address that I want to check out as well, a friend recommended it.” I gave her the address and she laughed.

“That is perfect, it’s already on my list. Since you have the address, why don’t we meet there first?”

“Sounds great, see you soon.” I looked at the clock, shit it was 9am already! Katsuki had started to stir hearing my conversation and rolled over, grabbing my waist and pulling me into him.

“Good morning, beautiful. You ready to go condo hunting?” He laughed as he softly kissed my neck.

“Yes, I can’t wait! The one you told me about was already on her list to look at. We are meeting there first.”

“Perfect, but I should tell you something…”

“Ok, what is it?”

“It’s true that Kirishima lives there, but he isn’t the only one. I do too, but I didn’t want to scare you away by being too forward. After last night, well…” He grinned shyly at me. “They are really nice condos, none exactly the same. It’s quiet, and we have an outdoor pool.” He wanted me to live close to him before we fucked, and still wanted me to live there.

“It’s the first one I’m looking at, and probably the last. I’m going to tell her I like the location.” I winked as I got out of bed and grabbed some clothes. I needed a shower, pronto. Before I could make it to the door, his arms were around me, lips kissing the back of my neck. “What are you doing tonight, Katsuki?” He stopped kissing and spun me around.

“Anything you want.” He grinned as I laughed.

“Well, if I get this place, my Dad and brother are ready with the moving truck that is all loaded, so I could be moved in as soon as I have the keys. I just have to call them and they will be on their way.”

“Give me your phone.” He held out his hand, motioning to hand it over. I unlocked it and handed it to him, typing furiously before handing it back to me. I put it down and headed for the shower as he got dressed. He was waiting when I finished, walking out together as he headed off to work. He gave me a kiss on the lips. “Go get that condo so we can see each other every day…I mean, if that’s what you want.” He blushed. Really? After what we did last night? He was so cute.

“If I didn’t want to see you, I certainly wouldn’t be buying a condo anywhere near you. I’ll call you when I find out what’s going on.” I kissed his cheek and he grabbed my hand, pulling me closer and into a steamy kiss.

“I’m sorry, I can’t help it. Have fun. I’ll see you tonight.”

I can’t believe this is happening. My soulmate is the most perfect woman I have ever met. She is way too good for me, so innocent and pure. I’m such an ass, how can I expect her to stick around when she sees the real me come out? Being calm around her is easy, I feel so comfortable with her. But around everyone else…they all still annoy the shit out of me, and it will just be worse with them all blabbering about the soulmarks. What the hell am I going to do?

“So, a friend recommended this place?” The realtor said as she opened the door. The complex was nice, lined with trees and set back off the road. There was a gatehouse at the front and you needed a key to raise the arm. The one we were entering was in the rear of the complex, one of the last in the row which meant I had less neighbors than the rest. It was a tri level, and we stepped into a large living space. It was bigger than it looked from the outside, I was impressed. There was a half wall with a hi top tabletop that divided the living area from the kitchen and dining area. A sliding glass door led to a small patio, perfect for a few chairs. We headed down the half stairs and found a large open space and a small room. This could be a perfect office or study, or even a tv room. The door led to the laundry area; I was glad it wasn’t on the main floor. We headed back up the stairs all the way to the top floor. There were three doors up here. The first one on the left was a small room, good for storage or maybe an exercise room. The next was a large bathroom, complete with full tub and double sinks. The bathroom on the main floor was just a guest toilet, so I was happy to see how big this one was. The last door was right in the middle of the hall, and when I opened it, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. It was one giant room, covering the entire half of the house. The wall on the far right was lined with built in bookcases and the wall straight ahead looked like it was a giant walk-in closet. I ran to it and threw open the doors and it was a giant walk-in closet, complete with rods for hanging and built in dressers. There was even a shoe rack. I clapped my hands together as the realtor nodded. “The price they have this listed for is a steal. Do you want to look over the paperwork?” Twenty minutes later, I had signed on the dotted line. She was right, it was a lot cheaper than I would have imagined. I called my Dad and told him, he said they would leave first thing in the morning with the truck. It had already been ferried to the mainland, and that meant by evening I would be unpacking and moving into my new home. Dad and Rick would be meeting Katsuki. My older brother, Rick was actually born in America. Mom is from New York. They met when Dad transferred to an agency there to do sidekick training just after school. They moved back to Okinawa after he was born, and we have been there since. My brother and his soulmate were marked at birth, and our parents had tracked each other down. They had been together almost ten years, after meeting as kids and becoming friends. He was going to be shocked about this turn of events. I wasn’t sure how Dad would take the news. Katsuki was famous, in the news all the time and had the reputation of being a good hero, with a bad temper. In just a few days he had shown me that he has a second side, one that is gentle, and caring and passionate, but honestly didn’t expect him to change like that around everyone. Being angry was part of who he was, and that was fine with me. He was never cruel, just loud and obnoxious and adorable when he was screaming at reporters. After seeing his other side, I appreciated the loud one even more. He put up a wall to keep people out, but let me right in. I just hoped we could stay together long enough to make it work. I got the feeling he was the type to run when shit got real. I knew, because I was the same way.

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Chapter Three

Fight or Flight

“Dude what the hell are you so worked up over?” Kirishima shouted as he blocked blasts from my fists.

“None of your damn business, dumb hair, just fight back!”

“I’ve known you for a long time, bro. Something is different. You can talk to me, you know.”

“I don’t need to talk to you, I need to punch you.”

“Is it Anna?” My heart raced hearing her name. My mind fell back to last night, how amazing she felt on my cock and the sounds she made for me while we fucked. I had never been with anyone like her, not that I haven’t been with plenty of chicks. But Anna…

“None of your business!” I shouted as I punched him square in the face. He fell back, catching himself at the last moment before grabbing his cheek.

“Dude! That hurt!” I just scoffed at him and crossed my arms. Why hasn’t she called yet? It’s almost dinner time, and I haven’t heard from her. I scared her away, I never should have let it go that far. She’s probably the best thing in my life, and I ruined it. She probably told her Dad she was coming home, no way she wants to be with someone like me. I stomped off, leaving Red standing, staring at me while he held his jaw.

I realized that I didn’t have enough furniture for this amazing new condo, so I went out and did some shopping after I signed the paperwork. My bed and bedroom set were coming from home, along with a tv and a loveseat that was in my room. Mom had given me her old dining room table and chairs to take, excited about getting new ones for the first time in years. I didn’t mind hand me downs, in fact I loved her table. It was still in great shape, and would fit perfect in my new dining area. I needed an entire living room set, and still wasn’t sure what I was doing about the nice room in the basement. For now, I was just finding the stuff for the living room. My treadmill and exercise stuff would go in the small room upstairs, and I didn’t need anything else for the bedroom since it had all the built-in shelving. I ended up at a few different stores, finally finding what I was looking for at the third. A sofa, love seat and chair combo with a few end tables and lamps that wouldn’t break my budget. I was surprised when they said it could be delivered in an hour, and I jumped at it, running back to my new condo and waiting for it to arrive. I noticed the sun was setting, oh shit, I never called Katsuki! I got so wrapped up in getting the furniture that I had totally lost track of time. I opened my address book and flipped through it. He saved his number under Katsu? Katsu…I like that. I hit call and the phone rang a few times before he picked up.

“Bakugo.”

“Hi Katsu.”

“Anna. Hi. How did your day go?”

“Great. Perfect. Oh shit, I have to go, you should come by my new condo when you are done with work.”

“Your new condo? So, you are moving in?”

“Yep, the living room set I bought earlier just arrived.”

“Wow, already? Ok, I’ll let you go. You want me to stop by on my way home?”

“Yes, I’ll be waiting Katsu.”

“I’ll see you soon, Anna.”

She called. My body is numb. She is staying. I didn’t scare her away. I heard dumb hair approach as I was changing.

“I’m sorry, but I heard that. I’m happy for you, man. She is staying, you don’t have to be afraid anymore.”

“I wasn’t afraid, dumb hair. Don’t go telling anyone either, you got that? I don’t want people all up in my business.”

“I haven’t even told Mina. I wanted to, but I knew she would tell everyone. So, I didn’t. She can find out when you make it public, which will happen eventually, you know. Especially if the condo she bought is the one I think it is.”

I glared at him, knowing he was right. Pinky and that idiot lightning dolt both live within eye shot of her new place. Red and I live around the corner, and I’ll have to pass by everyone on the way to her. Not to mention, the condo right next to hers was inhabited by tail guy and his invisible girlfriend. “It is, and everyone will mind their business.”

“Good luck with that. But seriously, Bakugo, I’m happy for you.”

“Thanks, sorry I hit you.” I mumbled as I turned on my heel and walked out, heading to my perfect soulmates house. She deserved better than me. Maybe I should end it now before things get out of hand. Is that something I can even do? It’s probably for the best but…Anna.

I had to admit; I did a great job picking out the furniture. It all fit perfect in the living space, and when the tv came tomorrow it would be finished. I was sitting on the couch when a knock came. He was here. I jumped up to answer the door and he was propped up against the door frame, huge smile on his face.

“Welcome to my fabulous new home. Thanks for telling me about it, I would have been pissed if I missed a great place like this.”

“You like it? I wasn’t sure if it was your style…”

“It’s perfect. The built-in’s in the bedroom are amazing, and look how nice my new living room looks!” I squealed as I grabbed his hand and pulled him inside. His eyes landed on the furniture and he grinned.

“Nice job picking out some cool shit right off the bat.” He laughed as he plopped down in the chair. It really was nice stuff, super soft and comfy to sit in all fresh and new. Just him being in the same airspace made my heart flutter, beating out of control in my chest as his eyes sparkled back at me. I walked to him and sat across his lap, legs hanging off the chair as my arms wrapped around his neck. Our noses touched, then our lips met in a passionate kiss. It was like I hadn’t seen him in months and my body needed him. His arms wrapped around my waist as he pulled me in close, deepening the kiss as our bodies pressed together. He pulled back, forehead resting on mine as he let out a shaky sigh.

“Katsu? Are you ok?” I asked as he ran his fingers through my hair. I could barely hear the words coming from his mouth.

“I’m an asshole. I’m not good for you. Trouble follows me everywhere; I can’t let you be around me. This is a mistake.” He shifted and tried to get me off his lap but I wouldn’t budge.

“I don’t think so. I knew this was going to happen.”

“Just let me go. Pretend none of this happened.”

“Absolutely not. I’m not letting you walk away from me, Katsu. I don’t care about your image; I don’t give a fuck about how other people perceive you. Something good finally happened to me and I don’t care what anyone thinks of the two of us. I like you, that’s all that matters.”

“But you haven’t seen the real me. I punched my best friend in the face earlier because I was so worked up about you not calling me. You are too good; I’ll just drag you down.”

“That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard, you jerk. I am not good. Why do you have that impression of me?”

“You are perfect, an angel. I’m trash.”

“An ANGEL? Are you fucking kidding me? Please don’t make me tell you all the horrible, embarrassing things I did over the years. You know, like the time I was sent home from school for calling one of the boys who wouldn’t stop hitting on me a ‘cock sucking mother fucker’ in front of the whole class?”

“You said it in English?”

“Yep. Mom is from New York. I know all the American curse words. I also speak it fluently.”

“Compared to me you are still…”

“And the time I used the school’s own metal fencing to create a huge penis sculpture the day of parent teacher conferences.” He wasn’t successful in his efforts to get me off his lap, or stopping the laugh that fell from his lips.

“There’s no way.”

“Ask my brother. It was glorious. Honestly, I am amazed I even graduated the hero course. I’m sure UA would have expelled me.”

“You didn’t have to be restrained after winning the sports festival.”

“Nope, but I was restrained after I used a piece of metal sheeting to shut an annoying bitch up third year. Wouldn’t stop talking about her hot boyfriend. He confronted me the next day and we ended up fucking. Boy, did she hate me.”

“I don’t know how much more I want to hear.” He groaned as I laughed hysterically.

“What? You scared I’m crazier than you? I don’t know how you would fare against me in that contest.”

“But you are so beautiful, and smart, I can’t see you doing any of that stuff.”

“I did. You know, Katsu, I think you are beautiful and smart too. The way you see me is the same way I see you. None of that other shit matters.”

“You really don’t care that everyone thinks I am a dick? Even my own friends most of the time?” I shrugged my shoulders.

“My friends called me Queen Bitch. It started behind my back, but it drifted out into the open quickly. I didn’t care, it was true. Most of them weren’t really my friends anyway. I don’t put up with bullshit. I did when I was younger and didn’t have a handle on my quirk. I’ve always been small, so I got ganged up on a lot until I could use the playground equipment or desks to shut them up. Most of them learned quickly. It looks like we have one more thing in common.” I smirked as I nuzzled his neck. He had stopped fighting me, allowing me to sink back into his body to snuggle.

“Maybe I was wrong about you, Anna, but you still look like an angel to me.” He whispered as his arms locked around my waist.

“You are like a statue, perfectly chiseled and too good to be real.”

“Too many scars to be a statue.” He muttered. I brought my fingers to his face and traced the scar on his jaw. I wondered how he got it.

“You mean like this one? This sexy mark that just makes your face fucking sexier?” I teased as his cheeks reddened. Seriously, this guy had his cock balls deep yesterday and he’s embarrassed by this? “Katsu, my Mom told me once that we all had to remember that others see us differently than we see ourselves. We see every flaw and problem, while others usually don’t. You think your anger is a problem, I don’t. I’ve seen your interviews; I’ve seen the news articles. I’ve also seen the way you help victims, and I’ve seen the way you face villains. I’m not afraid of you. You are amazing, with a smoking hot body and handsome as hell face who absolutely rocked my world last night. When you touch my soulmark it’s like all the best feelings in the world fill me. There is only one thing you could do to make me leave, and that’s cheating. All the other shit is just…well, shit.”

“I’ve never had a serious relationship.”

“Neither have I. I had a boyfriend for two years, but we never lived together and we basically just got together to fuck. I never had any feelings for him.”

“I’ve dated girls off and on. Usually just to get laid. I’m too busy trying to get to number one, I don’t have time for an investment like that.”

“As long as I get to see you as often as possible, there’s no investment. I know how hard you are working to achieve your goal, it’s one of the things I admire most about you. You said you’d be number one, and you will. I’m not going to get in your way. You don’t have to give up anything for me as long as I get to ride your cock when you have free time. We don’t need a title like boyfriend and girlfriend, we are soulmates.”

“Are you going back to the hotel tonight?” He growled in my ear.

“I guess. I’m not sleeping on the couch.” He nuzzled my neck and left soft kisses behind.

“My place is closer, I mean, if you wanted…”

“I want. I’ll always want you, Katsu.”

“I don’t deserve you…”

“Maybe, but you got me. Now what?” He breathed into my neck, humming softly as my hands ran through his hair.

“How about a grand tour of my place, last stop being my bed.” I giggled as I finally left his lap, grabbing his hand and my purse and heading for the door. His condo was just around the corner, and while we didn’t have to go far, I sort of felt like we were being watched.

 

Mina’s Condo

“Holy shit, she is fucking cute!”

“Mina! Keep it down! Bakugo will kill us if he finds out we are spying!”

“Calm down, Kami. Seriously, we are sitting on our back porches, just people watching.”

“I wonder how he knows her? She literally just moved in like a few hours ago.”

“Ochaco told me she hired a new hero we would meet on Monday; she was moving from Okinawa. Wait, she sparred with Kiri and Bakugo for her training…”

“So, you think that’s your new coworker?”

“Maybe, all Ochaco said was she had a metal manipulation quirk. Right now, I am much more interested in why she is heading to Bakugo’s holding his hand.”

“She’s holding his hand? Let me see!”

 

We walked into his condo and I was surprised, the place was neat and clean. I mean, I didn’t think he was a slob, but he was a man. The basic floorplan looked the same, except flipped. He walked to the fridge and grabbed a bottle of sake and two glasses.

“Well, this probably looks familiar.” He laughed as he poured us each a glass.

“You said they were all a bit different? This looks the same to me.”

“Let me show you the downstairs.” He opened the door and led the way, flipping the lights on at the bottom. My eyes lit up. Holy shit.

“WOW BAKUGO! This is amazing!” I squealed as I ran at the displays. The entire room was full of horror memorabilia and other random collectibles. Posters adorned the walls and large bookcases were scattered, full of books and movies. Glass cases lined one entire wall, figures on full display under full lighting. “I thought I had a nice collection, yours blows mine out of the park!”

“This isn’t even the best part.” He laughed as he pushed a button on the wall, bringing a large projector screen down from the ceiling, covering the entire back wall. The seating area accommodated ten people, with couches and theater style seats lined up in front of it. “We do movie nights here sometimes, but I have a strict no rom-com rule.” He chuckled as he sipped his sake.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my space, but I think I’m going to copy you!” I laughed as we headed back up the stairs.

“You ready to see what’s upstairs?” He paused at the landing as I took his hand. He continued and when we got to the top, this was where the difference was. The bathroom was the first door, but the entire rest of the room was a huge open space. The bed was set back against the far wall and a half wall separated the sleeping area from a workout space.

“Wow, did you do this yourself?” I asked as I wandered into the room.

“I did, Kirishima helped. We both did the same remodel; I needed more room and this made sense.”

“It does, I was trying to figure out how to get all my exercise stuff into that tiny room at the top of the stairs.”

“The only catch is if I sell, I have to put the wall back up, but that will be easy. Plus, I’m not planning on moving anytime soon.”

“I didn’t think the number six hero would live in a condo.” I laughed as I poked his side. He smirked at me.

“I could have a house, but then I’d have to take care of it. I don’t have time for lawn maintenance.” He chuckled, making his way closer to me.

“Yeah, I can’t see you cutting your grass…” I was cut off by his lips meeting mine. I growled into his mouth, hands running up his chest and around his neck into his hair. His hands traveled my torso and stopped at my hips, squeezing them as his tongue brushed my bottom lip. This time he didn’t even have to touch the soulmark, my body was purring for him like it had been weeks, and it was starved for him. His tongue met mine and danced as we walked to the bed, his arms tightly around my waist. He pulled away at the side of the bed, looking at me hesitantly. “Katsu.” I whispered as I pulled my shirt over my head, revealing my bare breasts. Yes, I had this planned. I had hoped we would be in this position; I wasn’t wearing panties either. He groaned and palmed them gently, staring into my eyes like he couldn’t believe it was happening again. He pulled his hands away to remove his shirt, my hands fell to his belt. My fingers undid it and pulled it off, letting it hit the floor as he moaned.

“Anna, is this…”

“Yes, Katsu. This is what I want.” I said as my lips met his neck. We tumbled to the bed, pants flying until he was naked on top of me, a sight I was pretty sure I would never get tired of. He tugged at a nipple as I mewed, hips already reaching desperately for what my body so desperately craved. He had his dick in his hand when he lowered his head and whispered in my ear.

“This is what I want, too, Anna.” He moaned as he sheathed himself inside making me squeal with delight. He began pumping slow and deep, making me dig my nails into his back at the amazing friction. His mouth landed on my chest, licking and sucking at each while he pounded my core. My legs wrapped around his waist as he picked up speed, grunting loudly with every hard thrust. My fingers pulled on his hair as he ravaged my tits, sucking and biting my nipples leaving saliva and bruises in his wake. “Oh Anna, damn you feel so good!” He moaned as he shifted his gaze to mine. His eyes were glimmering, happy, and content. I stuck my tongue out and panted, licking my lips as I moaned for him.

Ohh Katsu! Oooh I love your cock! Ah fuck, oh fuck Katsu!” My words got him excited and he started going hard, pummeling my pussy at a torrid pace. Oh my god, he was hitting a spot I had never in my life felt before. My hips raised and met his, the new feeling spreading out from my core as I trembled beneath him. My nails dug into his shoulders as something in me snapped, a pulse shook my core as my walls violently collapsed. “OOOOOhhh KATSUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.” I wailed as I thrashed below him, eyes rolling back and hearing drifting away. Everything was white and amazing, and my body slid into a state of bliss. I came back to him screaming.

“Holy fuck, Anna! Oh, shit that was…oh FUCK YES!” He twitched and came, warming my walls and core with his seed. He looked down at me, half grin on his face. His eyes were wide and hazy, and I absolutely loved it. “That was the best sex I have ever had in my entire life. Ever. The best.” He grunted as he rolled off me and started kissing my neck. My hand ran through the back of his hair and I purred.

“I would have to agree. That was amazing. You are pretty amazing too. Promise me you won’t run away? If you do, I will find you and put you on display in the center of town attached to a huge penis statue.”

“You wouldn’t dare!” He chortled as he tickled my sides.

“Don’t piss me off Katsu. Ask my brother when you meet him tomorrow what happens when I am really mad. He could tell you some horror stories.”

“So, your Dad and Bro, hu? They will hate me.”

“Dad, probably. Brother, probably not. Rick has an open mind about things. Mom will probably love you.”

“I’m kind of scared to meet them. It’s a big step…”

“No steps. I mean, we have to tell them, just like we should probably tell yours. Rick had his mark at birth, the first in a generation. He has known his soulmate his whole life, and they have been through some serious shit together. But they made it, because that’s what they want. Katsu, this soulmate thing, it’s like life just handed us the cliffs notes to the entire love chapter. The universe thought we should be together, and the only ones who can change that are the two of us. No one else has a say in what we do or when we do it. My Mom will probably want to throw a party, I think she was beginning to think I would be single forever.”

“So, you have a nice, normal family, hu? Mine is insane. Just to warn you, when you end up meeting my Mom, she’s totally nuts.”

“I don’t believe it. I bet she was a saint to put up with you.”

“I learned most of my vocabulary from her, it’s all her fault.”

I curled up into his chest as he rubbed my back, slowly drifting off to sleep. Normal family, hu? Boy, was he going to be surprised tomorrow. Maybe I should have told him? Nah, better to let him find out on his own. I can’t wait to see his reaction.

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Chapter Four

Family is Just the Worst

My family was about as far from normal as you could get. It wasn’t something I was planning on sharing with most people, but Katsuki was different. He was my soulmate, and eventually he would meet them all anyway, so may as well get two out of the way right off the bat. Mom would be busy working and wouldn’t be making the trip, but we would have to deal with Dad and Rick. Dad was a business man, semi-retired, with a metal bending quirk. When he moved to New York at nineteen, he met my Mom who was a sidekick. Her telekinesis made her an amazing hero, and she was ranked as high as five in the international polls when she retired to be a Mom. My brother Rick was seven years older than me, and was the pro hero Iron Grenade. He could shoot metal from his hands, using it like bullets. He was taking time off to help me move, and would be very interested in who my soulmate is. As the number eight hero, he was chasing Ground Zero in the polls, and would be amused to meet him. They had called and were arriving a bit earlier than I thought, apparently Dad was excited and they left in the middle of the night. As I stood on the porch and watched the truck approach, I realized I should have at least warned Katsuki. I hope he didn’t get mad at me. He came and stood beside me as they pulled into the driveway. This was it. Oh shit, MOM CAME.

“Oh, sweetheart! This place is great! Congratulations…oh, hello there. Wait, I know you. Bakugo Katsuki. Anna, why is Ground Zero on your porch?” Mom…she has the best way with words.

“Hi Mom, glad you could come too, I thought you would be working…”

“YOUR MOM IS TEMPEST?” Katsuki cried out from behind me as Rick and Dad stepped out of the truck. “Iron Grenade?”

“Ground Zero. Hello, it’s nice to meet you, even under these strange circumstances.” Katsuki shot me a panicked look, eyes darting and skin crawling as I tried to diffuse the situation.

“Everyone, settle down for fucks sake. Bakugo lives around the corner, and we met at work. He offered to help carry boxes. I didn’t tell him about you guys because, well, look at you! You know how hard it is following in your footsteps? I like to do things without everyone knowing who my crazy family is all the time.”

“Anna, you are right, I’m sorry. Where are my manners? I’m Melody Nagura, and this is my husband Masao and my son Rick. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

“Bakugo Katsuki. I’m sorry I acted out; I was just surprised. Anna seems to be full of them.” He said as he rubbed the back of his neck.

“Hey, Rick, tell him about the penis sculpture.” I giggled as Rick rolled his eyes.

“She’s so immature. I had to go to the school and help her fix it, it was a real pain in the ass. She did the shittiest things…” Katsuki followed Rick each with boxes in hand. As we unpacked, I noticed Mom giving me weird looks, she knew something was up. Rick and Katsuki were actually getting along, continuing to talk as they moved the furniture in. They had a lot in common, including loving to blow shit up. Almost everything was unpacked and Dad was assisting the boys in getting the bed and dressers up the stairs when Mom pulled me into the kitchen.

“I know you, Anna, and I know something is up. Bakugo Katsuki, Ground Zero, is here voluntarily helping you move in? Just because? Spill it.” I knew I couldn’t hide it from her for long, but I was hoping to have more than a few days with it before then. Instead of trying to tell her, I showed her, pulling my shirt back and revealing the soulmark. Her eyes got wide and her hand flew to her mouth.

“Don’t tell the others yet, ok? We are just figuring things out.”

“How? How did it happen?”

“I sparred with him at Ochaco’s interview. I forgot my gloves, and when my fist connected with his cheek, it appeared.”

“Honey, I’m so happy for you! Such a strong and handsome man for your soulmate. I know he gets a lot of flak for his attitude, but honestly, it’s a bit refreshing. Reminds me of my old days, not giving a fuck about anything.” She laughed as I shook my head. I knew she would approve. I heard the guys coming down the stairs and headed back to the living room.

“How was she not kicked out of school?” Katsuki laughed, eyeing me with a new glint in his eyes.

“What have you been telling him, you ass?” I screamed as I flew at him. He caught me midair and tossed me into Katsuki, who instinctively opened his arms and embraced me. He held on a bit too long, and Rick cackled.

“I knew it. Gotta admit, you two are pretty cute together, and I know she can take you if you get out of hand.”

“Shut up, Rick!” I huffed as Katsuki let go of my waist, blushing a bit before it was Dad’s turn.

“I can’t deny I’m a bit perplexed. Anna are you sure…”

“Dammit! Fine, I didn’t want this to go down like this, but you guys aren’t giving me a choice.” Before I could move my shirt Katsuki ripped his off, turning around and revealing my name on his shoulder blade. Mom squealed, clapping her hands together like a freaking seal as both Dad and Rick stood dumbstruck.

“No shit? That’s pretty cool Anna. Grandma always said you would find him, didn’t she?” Rick said softly. He knew what this meant. He had felt what the soulmark was like. Neither Mom or Dad had the mark, that was why Rick having his at birth was so special to the family.

“I, well, I guess I have to hold my comments. That mark may not change my opinion of you, but it makes it completely invalid. I just hope you treat my Daughter better than you do the reporters on tv.”

“DAD!”

“No, he is right. He has every reason to doubt me. I may be scared shitless about this, but I can promise you I will never hurt your daughter. This is new to both of us, we just have to find our way. One day, I hope your opinion will change, but until then I will try my best.” His words warmed my heart, and my hand reached out and took his, lacing my fingers as he gripped them tight.

“Ok, boys, let’s go. We have to dump the truck then catch the train. Anna, make sure you call often, don’t forget about us while you start your new life here, ok? And Bakugo Katsuki, it was a pleasure meeting you, and I look forward to the next time.”

“Yeah, Bakugo. We need to have that sparring match we discussed, I will be in touch.” Rick waved. Oh god, they would destroy everything if that happened. We headed out front and Dad laughed.

“You know, this was the easy part. Now you have to unpack it all.”

“Thanks Dad, I’ll miss you too.” Voices called out from down the street and I looked up. A pink woman and a shirt and pair of shorts were running towards us.

“Tempest, is that you?” The pink woman waved. Oh, she knew Mom?

“Oh Mina! Toru! It’s good to see you. What are you doing here?”

“We live here, I’m right over there and Toru is next door. Is this your daughter?” I eyed her; she was grinning at Katsuki.

“It is. Anna, this is Mina and Toru, they took part in my seminar last summer.” She held one every year, specifically for women with quirks.

“Hi, it’s nice to meet you.”

“Wait, are you Ochaco’s new hire?” The invisible Toru exclaimed, gloved hands waving around in excitement.

“Yes, I am. I start Monday.”

“Oh! That means we are neighbors, and teammates! We both work with Ochaco too!” Mina hollered as they high fived. Katsuki groaned from behind me.

“Well, it makes me happy to see that I am leaving Anna in such good company. Sorry we can’t stay, but we have a train to catch. I’m sure I will see you both again soon. Bye Anna, love you.” Mom called as they piled into the van. I waved as they pulled away. Phew, one crisis over. Now, I had a feeling we had another. The girls were still standing on the porch, staring at the two of us like we were a puzzle they were trying to piece together. He was shirtless, and not planning on leaving now that I was moved in, and I was fine with that.

“So, we are neighbors and colleagues, that’s great. I can’t wait to work with you. You will have to excuse me, though. I have a lot of unpacking to do before work on Monday.”

“Sure. If you need a break tomorrow night, I’m having a little party. We just hang out on the patio, swim, you know, just have some fun. Oh yeah, you just moved in, you probably haven’t seen the pool yet. It’s actually right behind my condo, so it’s kind of the go to place. We will have food, but bring your own drinks. People usually start to show up around seven.”

“Another loud, annoying party. You are lucky you don’t have the cops called.” Katsuki scowled.

“You are the only one who complains, Bakugo. We have a good time, and I wanted to invite our new neighbor so she didn’t feel left out when she hears how much fun we are having. You don’t like having fun, so you wouldn’t understand.” Mina huffed, turning on her heel and walking back to her place. Toru put her hands up and waved.

“It was good meeting you! See you later, ok?” I smiled and waved as Katsuki turned and headed into the house ahead of me. I stared at the piles of boxes and frowned. I had a lot of work to do.

Mina’s Condo

“So, what did you learn?”

“Well, Kaminari, the woman who moved in is Tempest’s daughter. Her name is Anna. She is indeed the newest member of team Ochaco. For some reason, Bakugo helped her move. That’s about all I know.”

“Mina, I know something else.”

“What are you talking about, Toru?” Kirishima said a bit nervously. He saw his friend was shirtless.

“Mina couldn’t see it, but I could. From where I was standing on the porch. Bakugo has a new tattoo, and it’s Anna’s name.”

“You mean a SOULMARK?”

“Calm down, Mina, Jesus.”

“Kiri, do you know something? You sparred with her too, what happened?”

“Guys, I don’t think it’s my place to say. I said I wouldn’t.”

“It’s too late, we know. You would just be confirming it.” Mina pleaded.

“It happened at the sparring match. That’s all I know, ok?”

“So, they are soulmates. Do you know how rare it is to find them?”

“I do, Kaminari. They really are lucky. But, can you all please go easy on him? You know this can’t be easy. He doesn’t know the first thing about relationships, and now he has a soulmate. Give them a break so you don’t drive them apart, ok?”

“Agreed, but it will be fun to watch, won’t it?” Mina laughed.

“If they come tomorrow, don’t make it weird. Promise me you guys. And Kaminari, keep Mineta away so he doesn’t get blown sky high.”

 

I found the box with the linens first, quickly making the bed while he ran to grab some dinner. I had a ton of boxes to unpack, but kept thinking about the party at Mina’s tomorrow. It sounded like fun, and all the neighbors would be there. Surely, I could make time to at least make an appearance and meet everyone. I was hanging up clothes when his voice rang out.

“I’m back, and I have food!” I finished the box and headed downstairs; he was already digging into his when I sat down.

“Jeeze, just couldn’t wait?” I laughed as I started on mine. I was so hungry I would eat just about anything, but this was damn good. “I see why now, this is amazing! I hope it’s close by, this may be my favorite stir fry yet.”

“It’s just around the corner, and they do ramen too. Why didn’t you tell me you are from a family of heroes?” I glanced up at him and he continued eating while eyeing me.

“Well, it’s not something I lead with. I didn’t know Mom was coming, honestly. I probably would have told you about her.”

“She was an amazing hero, and she does great work with women. Mina raved about the workshop last year. You should probably know, she and Kirishima are dating.”

“Aw, they are cute together.”

“But seriously! What the hell?” He laughed as he slurped. It was a playful question, not one filled with anger and I couldn’t help but smile.

“People find out about them and look at me different. Mom was an international hero, and Rick has been in the top ten for over five years. Then there’s me, wasting her life at the age of twenty-four and not even close to the top twenty. I mean, it’s not like I don’t want to be ranked higher, it just wasn’t as important as other things were. Until that day.”

“What day?”

“The day I almost ran instead of saving thousands of people. The day I realized I was wasting my potential when I stopped and turned and threw myself into danger to save others. You didn’t read about it?”

“Red told me something happened at a concert…”

“It was the huge metal concert held outdoors every year. Like, fifty bands were there all weekend performing on three stages. The entire main stage was rigged, it was literally in the middle of a park. Friday, we got absolutely wasted, it was a beautiful day, and we had a blast. We were in tents, camping out the whole weekend and woke up to rain on Saturday. That didn’t stop the festivities, and we were in the back of the pit when the rain picked up. Some people ran for their tents, but the band kept playing so most everyone stayed. I was still a bit drunk from the day before, and thought I was seeing things when the scaffolding began to sway. A huge gust of wind blew through the clearing and the lights went out and people started to scatter. The band left the stage just as the support beams gave way and the entire structure collapsed. I turned and ran. Then, a voice called out from behind me. Many voices. The people closest to the stage wouldn’t be able to get out in time, there were too many people and it was turning into a stampede. I remember thinking how ashamed my Mom and brother would be if they saw me running. Heroes didn’t run from danger; they ran to it. My body moved before I had a chance to think. The next thing I knew I was directly under the main scaffolding with my hands in the air. The entire rig was sparking, electricity running through it as I struggled to keep it from hitting the ground and the fleeing people. It was so heavy, and I thought it was going to crush me when two other heroes jumped in to help. Cellophane used his tape to pull the rigging back and secure it upright. Cementoss created stability for the broken beams with his cement. The concert did not go on, but no one was seriously injured. I was ranked 56 that day. It was literally the day that changed my life. The feeling I got being able to help all those people was something I had never felt, and I knew why Mom and Rick did what they did. I never understood why they loved being heroes so much, but that’s because I had never been a hero before.”

“What the hell were Cementoss and that tape arm freak doing there?”

“THAT’S what you took from my story?” I laughed as I smacked his arm.

“I already knew you were amazing. After hearing all of Rick’s stories, I am convinced that if we would have met as kids, you would have slapped me and we would have found our soulmarks.”

“Are you saying you would annoy me even as a kid?” I smirked, standing from my chair.

“I’m saying, we would have wound up in trouble together many times. I still think you are a perfect angel, but I know you have a perfect devil side too, and that makes me like you even more.”

“I do have a devil side, and boy, are you in trouble. You just called her out, and it’s too late to put her back in her cage.” I purred as I straddled his lap. Grinding my hips down, I pulled my shirt off and tossed it across the kitchen. He was already hardening through his pants when I unbuttoned them, yanking them down as he lifted off the chair a bit to help. I palmed his dick through his briefs, precum already spreading across the fabric as I lowered myself to the floor in front of him. My mouth kissed his trembling thighs as my fingers grabbed his briefs and pulled them to his ankles, slowly making my way to the base of his shaft. He moaned as my tongue ran his length, swirling at the tip before I took him all inside. Well, as much as I could, I hadn’t done this in a long time, and he was thicker than anyone I had ever been with. I let my hand pump the base while my mouth worked the rest. Groans were pouring from his mouth as I let him start to thrust gently, getting a bit deeper than before as my hand let go. After a few quick pumps he began to pulse, my hand grabbing his cock and feverishly pumping as his tip hit the inside of my cheek. He tensed in my grip, shooting his load inside my mouth and down the back of my throat.

“Oh fuck, Anna!” He screamed as I removed him from my mouth, hand still pumping as a few extra squirts landed on my chest. He looked down at me as I licked some of his mess off my lips and smiled wickedly. “You are such a bad girl. I am going to reward you for being so bad.” He snarled as he picked me up and carried me to my room. He tossed me to the bed before ripping off his shirt and landing on top of me. His lips kissed my stomach as his hands removed my pants and panties together, tossing them from the side of the bed. He lifted his head and gazed at me a moment before his lips landed on my outer folds, licking and caressing before plunging his tongue into my pussy. He was so rough, the way he was violating my most private area, but it was amazing. He lashed out, swirling around my clit as I cried out below him.

“Oh Katsu! Oh yes!” I wailed as he drove back in, walls beginning to tremble with every swipe. His tongue was moving fast now, sensing how close I was to cumming on his face. This was new for me, no one had ever brought me this way. The sensation of his hot tongue inside was too much, orgasm crashing over me as I felt him moan into me. He pressed his nose into my folds and whimpered as my walls collapsed on his tongue, his name leaving my lips like a tidal wave.

“Holy shit, Anna. That was supposed to be your reward, but it was definitely mine.” He panted as he looked down at my trembling body. He moved up my torso until our mouths met, tongues passionately entwined as we lost ourselves to each other. I could feel his dick against my stomach, hard and ready.

“Here, I know how to reward you.” I purred as I shifted around, pulling him back so he was sitting up against the headboard. I grabbed his dick in my hand as I hovered above him, wiggling my hips a bit before sitting down on the length. He groaned and grabbed my tits as I bounced on his lap, his hips thrusting up to meet mine. His knees came up so I could brace myself better and I went to town, grinding hard and fast as he stared at the show that was in front of him. He let go so he could watch me bounce freely, tongue hanging from his mouth as he witnessed my pussy engulfing his dick over and over.

“Fuck Anna! This is so hot; you are so hot!” He shouted as he leaned in and took a tit into his mouth. Both hands clamped on my waist and he started slamming me into him, my legs starting to tremble as that new numbness crept in.

“Oh Katsu, Yes, YES!” I screamed as my hips lost control, moving erratically as my hands fell to his chest. His mouth caught mine in a fierce kiss as we climaxed together, my walls collapsing as he filled me up, embracing as we clung to each other in the heat of passion. He pulled away and nuzzled my neck, murmuring something under his breath. I rolled off his lap next to him and put my head on his shoulder. “Did you say something?” I giggled as he blushed. Really? Still with the blushing?

“You said there wouldn’t be an investment.” I stopped, eyes widening. Is he trying to run again? “You said there wouldn’t be one, but that isn’t fair to you. You deserve someone who is there for you all of the time, not just sometimes…”

“No, Katsu, I…”

“Let me finish, ok? I want to be the number one hero. I have since I was a kid. That hasn’t changed. Something else has. I want to invest in us, Anna. I’ve never had…I’ve never wanted to share anything with anyone before. There is no reason why I can’t have both. I didn’t think I needed both before, but I do. I can’t just have you sometimes, I need you all the time. I mean, if you can stand me around that much.”

“We have an entire lifetime of stories to share with each other. I don’t mind spending as much time together as you want. I’m sure some of Rick’s stories need correcting.” I laughed as I tickled his sides. “Katsu, we can make this work. We can.” I whispered as I snuggled into his chest. “Besides, my Mom already likes you, that was probably the toughest obstacle.”

“You haven’t met my Mom yet. Your Mom was pie compared to mine.”

“We will fight that battle when it’s time. Now for the next one…I want to go to Mina’s party tomorrow. Will you come with me, or do I have to go solo?”

“For real? Ugh, I guess I’ll go. I’ll hear it from my place anyway.” He moaned as he ran his fingers through my hair.

“Good, now that that is settled, I’m sleepy. Goodnight, you jerkface.” He chuckled below me.

“Night, heavy metal.”

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Chapter Five

Friends Make the World Go ‘Round

Mina’s Front Porch – The Next Morning

“I’m telling you, Mina! He didn’t leave her place last night!”

“Shh, Toru, you are being too loud! Maybe he left when you weren’t looking.”

“No way. I know what I saw. He didn’t leave before the lights went out, that much I can tell you.”

“You two are too much. Didn’t I say to leave them alone?”

“Kiri! It’s hard to knowing what we do. It’s fascinating to me. Bakugo didn’t even date, and now he is shacked up with his soulmate. It’s so romantic.” Mina wailed as Kirishima rolled his eyes.

“Plus, her mom is a freaking legend, and we would have been stalking her without the added plus of Bakugo.” Toru added as Kaminari grinned.

“I can’t believe that bastard landed a hot chick like her. None of us even had a chance with that dumb mark.”

“Kaminari, what makes you think you would have had any chance to begin with?” Kyoka laughed.

“Shit the door is opening! No one make eye contact!” Kirishima whispered as the all looked down at their coffee. This wasn’t an unusual morning routine for the group, but what they were seeing wasn’t routine at all.

 

I walked Katsuki to the door and gave him a huge kiss on his way out. He grinned back at me as he headed back to his condo to get ready for work. I watched him walk away, his ass looks so good in his jeans, and it’s all mine. Suddenly, his hand raised up, shooting his middle finger in the air as screams came from Mina’s porch. Whoops, guess the secret is out. That should make the party interesting tonight.

Goddamn idiots! Can’t mind their business if they tried. It’s not like I’m ashamed of her, not at all. She is beautiful, and strong, and I am proud she is my soulmate. But I don’t know what to do, I’ve never wanted to keep anything so bad in my life. I don’t want to share her with anyone, but they will all love her when they meet her at the party tonight. I’ll just have to make sure everyone knows she is mine, and if that means showing my feelings in front of those morons, I guess that’s what I’ll have to do.

I spent the day unpacking, making a major dent in the boxes. The kitchen and dining room were finished, dishes and other supplies all put in their new space. The bathroom upstairs was next, I didn’t really have anything special for the small bath downstairs yet. I needed some new hand towels and such, and was planning on going shopping tomorrow. I also needed food, but I wasn’t worried about it today since we were going to the party later. I had the leftovers from last night to tide me over until then. I had decided to make the downstairs my exercise room and the smaller room upstairs my office. It made more sense and I had much more room for my stuff down here. Pilates would have been hard in that cramped space. I lugged all my office stuff upstairs and started in on finishing up my bedroom, unpacking books and clothes and other knickknacks and putting them on the wonderful built in bookcases. The couch from my apartment was up here, and it would make a nice, quiet reading space for me. Ok, it will make a good spot to throw my not quite dirty enough to wash clothes, let’s be honest. My clothes were all unpacked, so all I had left was my office when the knock came. Oh shit, it’s late! Is Katsuki here already? I hurried down the stairs and threw open the door, Katsuki a bit surprised at my appearance.

“It’s seven, and you aren’t ready yet…why am I not surprised.” He groaned as he stepped inside. “Hey, at least you didn’t just sit around all day.” He whistled as he looked around. Compared to yesterday, this place looked like an actual home.

“I didn’t just sit around all day; I was busy and lost track of time. I’m jumping in the shower; give me fifteen minutes and we can go.”

“Ok, whatever you say” He huffed as he sat on the sofa. I laughed as I ran up the stairs. This wasn’t a formal party, so I wasn’t worried. I grabbed a pair of shorts and a tank top and jumped in the shower. I didn’t have a crazy routine, and fifteen minutes would be plenty. After I dressed, I dried my hair a bit, black curls falling in waves around my face. Mom and I looked nothing alike, and most people were surprised to find out I was her daughter. Mom had striking pin straight red hair and my same plum eyes. I got Dad’s black curly hair, and his stature. Mom was much taller than both of us, Rick taking after her more than I did with his height and red hair. It was another reason I was able to hide my family tree as long as I have. I pulled my curls into a ponytail and headed downstairs to meet Katsuki. He was shocked when I came around the corner.

“Wow, it was seventeen minutes! I thought I would be here at least a half hour…” He laughed as I punched him in the gut.

“Come on, jerkface. Let’s go meet your friends. I’m sure after this morning they will be all a buzz.”

“You saw that?”

“I did, and laughed all morning.” I said as I took his hand. He looked down at my exposed soulmark and smiled.

“You showing that off?” He smirked.

“I’m not changing my wardrobe to cover it, that’s for sure. Lots of my tops will show it off, that’s ok, isn’t it?” I batted my eyes at him.

“Of course, it is. My summer costume only covers part of mine.”

“Good. Let everyone know.” I grinned back at him. “Come on, I’m famished! I hope there is some good food!”

As we walked into her yard and a sea of new faces, I started getting nervous. So many new people to meet, and they already all knew each other. Mina was the first to spot us and came running.

“Anna! Glad you could come. Hi Bakugo. There is room in the fridge for your beer.” He nodded and headed inside as I looked around the yard. She had a fabulous set up, it was obvious she had parties often. There was enough seating for ten, a firepit and a large, outdoor bar up against the side of the house. The pool area was behind a bit to the right, surrounded by pool chairs and tables. There were people in it at the moment, and I wondered if they were from the party, or the condos.

“This place is great, Mina. Looks like you party here often.” I smiled as she grinned back at me. Her eyes were fixated on the soulmark.

“We do, all the time. All the neighbors are really great, most are heroes. It’s kind of like a gathering place. We start the fire and the barbeque, and people come with drinks and we just hang out. You are welcome anytime.”

“Thank you, I appreciate it. So, you work with Ochaco?”

“I do! Here, there are a few other of our coworkers here who would love to meet you!” She squealed as she grabbed my hand and pulled me through the yard. As we approached a small group, one was familiar.

“Hey, it’s Cellophane! Good to see you again!” I said as he turned around. I had only met him once, but because it was the craziest day of my life, I would never forget him. He looked puzzled, then a lightbulb went off and he grinned.

“Wow, Iron Maiden. What brings you by this little party?”

“I actually just moved here; I accepted a position at Ochaco’s agency.”

“Good, glad my tip paid off. I told her how amazing you were out there that day. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to save those people. I can’t wait to work with you.” He beamed. He told her about me? He had gotten me the job and I didn’t know it.

“Sero! You have no idea how thankful I am for you doing that!” His eyes roamed my body, stopping at the soulmark as they went wide. I felt arms wrap around my shoulders and a breath went past my ear.

“Yeah, thanks, tape arms. I owe you one too.”

“Hey, yeah, anytime…” He muttered as he looked to his feet. Aww, Sero thought he could make a move. He was cute and all, but not my type. With or without Katsuki, that would never have worked out. Toru came up to us next and was pulling a man with a large tail behind her.

“Anna, hi! This is my boyfriend Ojiro.” He waved feebly as I smiled.

“Oh, so you are my other neighbors, then. The ones with the purple front door?”

“Yep, that’s us. Just let us know if you need anything, ok?” The invisible woman clasped her gloved hands together.

“I will, I promise. Do you both work with Ochaco, too?”

“No, just me. Ojiro works with Midnight.”

“Oh, I love Midnight! I bet she is a blast to work with!”

“You could say that…” Ojiro grimaced as two new faces approached. Katsuki had moved away a bit until he saw them heading towards me. One was a blonde with a huge grin, and the other was a short, purple headed weird looking guy. Both were drooling. Katsuki’s arms were around my waist before I could blink, and they both stopped in their tracks, staring at the soulmark on my chest.

“Hi, I’m Kaminari. I live next door to Mina there.” He pointed to the condo to the left of us. The little one didn’t make a sound.

“Nice to meet you, I’m Anna. Do we work together as well?”

“No, this idiot works with me.” Katsuki grumbled from behind me.

“Oh, you work with Endeavor? You must be powerful. I’m sorry, I don’t know your hero name?” His eyes lit up and he smiled.

“Chargebolt, at your service.” He bowed as electricity flowed through his body. Oh yeah, I knew him. His attacks weren’t one to be caught up in by mistake, he could fry you alive.

“Iron Maiden.” I grinned as I drew a steak knife to me. It hovered, pointed at his face as he looked shocked. It spun around before the blade crumpled, falling to the ground. “I look forward to seeing you in action, Chargebolt.” I laughed as the other one raised his head. His eyes were huge and full of tears.

“She’s just as crazy as him! No wonder they are marked.” He said very loudly.

“Shut it, Mineta!” Kaminari shushed as he dragged him away, everyone pretending they didn’t hear what the purple annoyance had said.

“Here, come on, there are still a few more you need to meet officially.” Katsuki said as he grabbed my hand and we headed to the opposite side of the patio. Red was standing with two new faces, a woman with beautiful purple hair and long jacks hanging from her earlobes, and a man that had three hands, no mouths, no both, on each side.

“Hey, Anna, it’s good to see you again. We were never formally introduced. I’m Kirishima Eijiro. You put on quite a show back there. How were you able to keep me pinned?”

“Oh, so you noticed my trick? I have the power to move and control metal. I didn’t just pin you down with it, I knew you would be able to power out of anything I threw at you. I held it down with my mind. It takes a lot of strength, but I can do it to one or two targets at a time.”

“Makes sense, it felt like something was holding it down. You are one tough chick; it will be good having someone like you on our team.”

“Thanks, I know having you around will be a good thing too. Do you two also work with us?” I turned to the woman, eyes darting away from the mark.

“We do, I am Shoji. It’s a pleasure meeting you, Ochaco said some great things about you.” One of his ‘arms’ said. Wow, this guy was intriguing.

“I’m Jiro Kyoka. Your quirk sounds amazing. I was supposed to be at that concert, but had an emergency call. I can’t wait to see you in action.”

“It’s a pleasure, both of you, but if you will excuse us? Sorry, I am famished and whatever just came off the grill I want in my mouth right now.” I laughed as I grabbed Katsuki’s hand. We ate, and mingled, everyone seemed so nice and charming, well, except for Chargebolt and Mineta. I was really having a good time, and Katsuki seemed to be not exploding, so I was calling it a win-win. I got up to use the restroom, and when I emerged all the girls were in the kitchen waiting for me.

“We’re sorry, Anna, but…you aren’t hiding it and well, we just have to know!” Mina shouted as she threw her fist into the air.

“Yeah, we have known Bakugo for a long time and he never had that mark.” Toru muttered.

“You are right. They appeared when I punched his face in at our sparring match with Ochaco.”

“So, it’s true! You can find your soulmate by touching them?” Kyoka questioned.

“Bare skin contact. If either of us loved someone else or I would have remembered to pack my gloves, we wouldn’t have known.”

“That is the most romantic thing ever!!” Mina squealed as she eyeballed me. “I just have to say it…he’s a beast, isn’t he? I mean…” Toru smacked her across the back of her head as Kyoka rolled her eyes.

“We’re not good enough friends to divulge something like that yet. But he’s better than you could dream.” I giggled as the girls screamed. “So, we are teammates, hu?”

“We are! We will all get to work together sooner or later.” Mina said.

“Oh, yeah. How does that work?” At my old sidekick job, I had a regular partner.

“We are all in a rotation. You will see on Monday, but we all get assigned teams each week. Now that you are here, we can ditch the three-man rotation and just partner up every week, it will be so much easier.” Toru sighed. Good, that means I have a chance to work with and get to know everyone. These were all heroes, most ranked higher than me, and I wanted to make a good impression on all of them. We headed back to the party, and it wound down quickly. People started saying their goodbyes and taking their leave, soon only Kiri, Mina, Katsuki and I remained.

“Mina, thanks so much for inviting me, I really had a good time. It was nice meeting my teammates before work, everyone seems so nice.”

“I’m glad you came, and I am very happy we will be working together, and hopefully be good friends.”

“I agree, it feels like I am starting a new chapter of my life here. To new beginnings!” I raised my glass and everyone toasted, to new friendships and roads to travel. I would be literally living my dream starting Monday, and a dream I never thought would come true already had. I rested my head on his shoulder and he played with my hair as the other two watched in stunned silence. I patted him on the leg and stood. “Thanks again, I’m beat. All that unpacking really took it out of me. I’ll see you guys at work Monday, unless I see you again over the weekend.” I waved as I pulled on Katsuki’s hand and we headed back to my condo. I had no idea how significant the event that just transpired in front of the two of them was. We walked in my front door and I plopped down on the couch, Katsuki crashing next to me, laughing hysterically.

“What was that about? Why did they look like I was killing you just then?”

“That’s the first time they have seen me show any affection to a woman. I told you I dated, but that’s a stretch. Women in bars picked me up. They never came to parties with me, never spent the night at my house, and certainly never made contact in public. They probably overloaded their brains thinking about what else we were doing.”

“It’s funny you mentioned that. When the girls cornered me in the kitchen Mina asked if you were a beast…”

“What did you tell her?”

“I said you were better than she could ever dream.” I cooed in his ear. He picked me up and tossed me over his shoulder, laughing all the way to the bedroom.

Mina’s Backyard

“Did…did you see that?”

“Yes, Mina, I did. It looks like he is going to take this soulmate thing seriously. I wasn’t sure at first, but he looked different tonight.”

“You mean happy. He looked happy, Kiri. Happy like when he used to beat on kids at school or attacking a villain.”

“Yes, but something else too. He looked calmer. He never said the music was too loud, didn’t blow up Mineta for saying what he said. He put his arms around her in front of everyone. He has never done that before.”

“I know, even that chick he was seeing from the bar didn’t touch him in public. Anna was practically on his lap and he was twirling her hair. I’m happy for them, I just hope he doesn’t do something dumb and blow it.”

“She seems to be comfortable around him already, which tells me he has his walls down around her. That’s a good thing. I think he may know what he has. Not many people are lucky like they are. The chances of them finding each other at the right time is crazy. I’m rooting for them.”

“You really are a good friend, Kiri. Come one, let’s go to bed.”

 

We were naked when we hit the bed, arms and legs tangled together as our mouths devoured each other. I couldn’t keep my hands off this man, he drove me absolutely crazy. He gazed down at me with glassy eyes and growled.

“Do you want me to show you how much of a beast I can be, you pretty little thing?” He sucked a nipple, making me squirm for him.

“Oh yes, Katsu! Do things to me that would make Mina blush.”

“You like it rough?” He asked as he bit my neck.

“Yes, Katsu. Ravage me like the animal you are.”

“Ok, you asked for it. Say Sharknado if it’s too much for you.” I snickered out loud. “Don’t tell me you aren’t a fan. I saw your horror collection, it’s full of those shitty b-movies. I love them too.” He laughed as he flipped me to my chest.

“I’m a fan, and I can promise I won’t be screaming that while you are fucking me.”

“Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Remember how I said you had a perfect devil side? Well, I do too…” He whispered as he bit down on my ass. That was going to leave a mark. I squealed out as he raised my hips from the bed, keeping my face pressed into the pillow. I hadn’t been this excited in…well, ever. My heart was racing and the anticipation was killing me. His hands kneaded my ass cheeks, spreading them wide as his tongue flitted around the hole. I grunted at the new sensation, no one I had ever been with had attempted any sort of ass play. He patted my ass and stopped as I looked back at him. “I’m gonna need lube. I don’t want to hurt you. Do you have any?” I shook my head. How I wished I had gotten a bottle last time I was at that shop. “That’s ok, we will save that for next time. There are still lots of ways I can show you what an animal I am.” He growled as he dove face first into my pussy. The sudden intrusion made me groan, arousal already dripping from his tongue as he laughed. “You are so ready for me. Take this, baby…” He thrust himself deep inside, pounding my walls with his thickness as my face bounced off the bed. His hands squeezed my ass as he slammed into me, my hips thrusting upward to get every inch as deep inside as I could. He was going at an almost inhuman speed, driving in and out as my body started to shake. He leaned down and his mouth started kissing and biting, soft nips became lingering bites as his tongue swirled around his mini masterpieces. His cock rammed my core, lighting a fire deep inside that was almost ready to explode.

“Oh Katsuki! So good…Oh I’m cumming baby!” I shouted as my walls gave into his cock, crashing around it as my hips went crazy on his dick. I almost lost my balance and fell off the bed when his arms wrapped around me, pulling me in close as he continued to thrust until he trembled and came, loud moans pouring from his mouth as he wiggled behind me. His lips landed on the back of my neck as he lingered inside, leaving wet, hard kisses behind as my legs collapsed.

“Oh, sorry, here.” He whispered as he pulled out and rolled me over into his chest. He cradled me, running his fingers through my hair. “Hey, that didn’t freak you out, right? The lube shit…”

“No, Katsuki,” I laughed. “I am mad I ran out. I haven’t used my vibrator in a while and just didn’t replace it yet.”

“So, you would have been…”

“I’m fine with it. Anything you want to do is fine with me. I know you would never hurt me. You will just have to go slow; some things will be new to me.”

“Not just you, I want to do things with you I have only seen in porn.” He laughed as I pinched his cheek.

“Sounds like a plan. I have some errands to do tomorrow anyway, now I have a new stop on the list.”

“I can’t wait. Goodnight, beautiful.”

“Goodnight, baby.”

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Chapter Six

Lifetimes

I spent Saturday afternoon shopping. I found the perfect accessories for the downstairs bathroom, a new rug for the living room, and a few other random things before I made my last stop. I needed lube. I wanted him to destroy me, and if he wanted lube, he got it. I’m not going to say I wasn’t a bit nervous, but I was excited at the same time. One guy I had seen a few times used his finger once when we were together, and I was surprised when I liked it. The added stimulation made me cum fast, and I couldn’t wait to see how it would be with Katsuki. I walked into a wonderland; I had seen an ad for this place on tv. They had just about anything you could want for the bedroom, and many things I could never dream up. I walked by the main register and the lady smiled.

“Can I help you find anything?”

“Just here for some lube.” She eyed me, shaking her head.

“No way. You have that look in your eye. I see you have a soulmark, do you want to do something special for him?” I looked at her, narrowing my eyes.

“What did you have in mind?”

“Well, you are here for lube, so let me show you something.” She waved me around the corner to the back corner of the store. Wow, there were some fancy outfits back here. French maids, school girl uniforms, you name it. She pulled one from the wall and my eyes popped out of my head. You couldn’t even call it an outfit. It was black, what there was of it, at least. The top was a bustier, tied in front with leather straps, and it only came to the top of the stomach. The bottoms were, well, a strip of leather around the waist that wrapped down around the upper thighs. There was literally no bottom coverage at all. Ah…I see where she is going. “This little number is popular with the lube kind of people; just thought you may want to see it. Or maybe I can interest you in toy, some beads perhaps?”

“Actually, I kind of like that little thing you have in your hand.”

“It comes with a free bottle of lube.”

“I’ll take it.”

Free bottle of lube, whatever. The damn outfit was four times the price of the lube. Oh well, I’m pretty sure Katsuki would like the purchase. I got home and cooked dinner for the first time in my new house. It felt like a huge accomplishment, even though it was just a simple ramen. It was getting late, and I hadn’t heard from Katsuki. He said he had a special assignment and may be late. I wonder what he is up to? My phone tone went off and I smiled. I opened the message and frowned.

‘Sorry, beautiful. This has turned into a stakeout and I won’t be done tonight. I’ll call you as soon as I can tomorrow. Have a good night.’

Damn. Well, no kinky shit tonight. I sighed and went upstairs, grabbing a book and reading in bed until I fell asleep. This was the first time I had slept in my bed alone since I moved in, and it felt really empty.

 

“Damnit! I hate this! Why couldn’t dunce face help you out with this, half and half?”

“Bakugo, you are here because that’s what Dad wanted. Remember, you work for him. Your new girl will just have to wait. This stakeout is important, we need to catch these guys.”

“What the hell? How do you even know about that, idiot?”

“Mina filled Momo in on what she missed at the party. She had to work and couldn’t come. Momo told me all about it. I would say congratulations, but you haven’t actually succeeded yet.”

“Mind your business, not like I give you advise about ponytail.”

“Like you could, you have no idea what to do.”

“I don’t, but it doesn’t matter.”

“You are really soulmates, then?”

“Yeah”

“Impressive. I know how rare that is. Don’t do anything dumb to make her run away.”

“I won’t, asshole. Keep watch, I think I see some movement.”

 

Sunday morning came and went, I had the office unpacked and put away, and that meant I had officially unpacked and moved in before work tomorrow. I was super excited, but sad Katsuki wasn’t here to celebrate with me. It was going to be dinner soon, and he still hadn’t called. Not that I was worried, I wasn’t worried at all. Nope, he would call as soon as he could, just like he said. He didn’t panic and change his mind and transfer agencies across the country. He didn’t realize his soulmate was an imperfect crazy woman who would only hold him back from being number one. As I tried to tell myself I wasn’t worried, I just fell into a spiral of despair. The way I felt around him; I couldn’t go a day without him! I know I said I didn’t want an investment, but I don’t know if I could bare him being gone for days at a time! I sat down on the edge of the bed and pinched my soulmark, sending shivers down my spine. I curled up and sobbed, for no real reason, as my crazy thoughts took over.

 

“Hey, Bakugo, are you ok?”

“Yes, I’m fine…leave me alone, half and half.” Why do I feel like this? My entire body aches, and I am tasting tears, but I’m not crying? What is happening to me? Ow, shit! What the hell?

“Bakugo, what the hell was that?”

“Nothing, it’s fine. Just a cramp.” It feels like someone punched me in the shoulder blade.

“You know, it may not be any of my business, but I heard a story growing up.”

“Who cares about your story?”

“No one, really. But it’s about true soulmates.”

“What do you mean, true soulmates?”

“My Grandmother told me a tale from her childhood, one of her friends was said to be fated as a true soulmate. Rumor was, true soulmates had a stronger connection, because they had been together through many lifetimes. There were a few ways to tell, their bond was stronger and their feeling deeper than others, but the most important part was where the mark appeared. I haven’t seen yours, where is it?”

“Just finish.”

“True soulmate marks only appear across the heart. One mark on the front, the other on the back.” Shit…SHIT! I lifted my shirt over my head and heard half and half grunt in surprise. “Holy shit, Bakugo. Whatever you are feeling right now? It’s probably how she feels.”

“How…why? Why does she feel so sad, and scared?”

“The marks are fucking with you. This is the longest you have been separated since you got them, right?”

“Yes, but it’s only been a day and a half!”

“Bakugo, your souls have been waiting for each other. You have spent lifetimes together, but waited all these years to find each other again. If you can feel her, I bet she can feel you, too.” What was he…oh. He grabbed the binoculars from my hand as I stood and walked to the back of the van. I closed my eyes and thought of her…Anna…my beautiful soulmate, and how amazing and perfect and funny and crazy she was. I filled my head and heart with all the things I treasured about her. I wrapped my arms around my chest, pretending she was there to hug tight, a warmth filling me like never before. “Oi, sorry, it’s go time!” Shit, ok, let’s finish this so I can go home to my perfect angel.

 

My tears were drying as I laid on my side on the bed. I didn’t know what had come over me just then, the emotions were just too much to hold back. He returned to my thoughts, his cheeky grin, his amazing crimson eyes, the way he blushed when I said something naughty. He wasn’t here, but it felt like his arms wrapped around me, hugging me tight as he cooed in my ear. I must be dreaming; it feels so real. I closed my eyes and drifted off to sleep, surrounded by a warmth I had never known.

Shit. My phone is ringing. SHIT! WHAT TIME IS IT? I sat up in bed, seven?! I must have fallen asleep! I grabbed for my phone and answered without looking.

“Hello?”

“Hey gorgeous, you ok? You sound out of breath.”

“Katsu! I’m an idiot and took a freaking nap and I just woke up! Are you finally done with work?”

“I am. Finishing up the paperwork now, I thought I’d stop and pick up some food on my way?”

“Perfect, I slept through dinner.”

“I’ll be there in an hour.”

“Bye Katsu, hey, can you pick up some gelato too? The mocha kind.”

“Can do. See you soon.”

Ok. Now to figure out how this is going to work. I’m literally starving, and if he just finished work, he probably was too. My original plan was to be waiting for him on the couch in my new ‘outfit’ when he walked in the door, bottle of lube in hand. But since my nap made me miss dinner earlier and I never ate lunch, I’m not sure if that’s the best idea. My stomach was growling up a storm, and while I already knew he was attracted to me, that was a huge mood killer. I ran upstairs and tossed the tiny outfit into the back of the bathroom closet. Didn’t want him to see it early. We could eat first and relax, then as things got hot and heavy, I would lead him here and change then. I ran to the bedroom and grabbed some clothes to change into and jumped in the shower, using my favorite strawberry shampoo and body gel. After giving it some thought, I decided to bring my box out from its usual hiding spot and place it more in the open, a mini invitation for him to peek inside. Along with the new bottle of lube, it contained a vibrator, dildo, a pair of handcuffs and a feather. Both the vibrator and dildo had been used, only by me. The pink, fluffy handcuffs and matching feather were a gag gift at a bachelorette party I had attended and never used, but I wanted Katsuki to use them. I had never done any of the things I was fantasizing about doing with him, but it felt right, what my body wanted. Yea, I had been with plenty of guys in my life. The guy I was seeing for two years was a machine in bed, but that’s not really a compliment. Sure, he got me off on a regular basis, but it was always the same. Missionary or doggy style, with the occasional cowboy when we were drunk. I gave him the occasional hand job or blow, he hardly ever offered to go down on me. We didn’t have much in common, but the sex was ok, so I stuck around. We never went out on dates, or hung out anywhere but the bar we left to have sex from. He had only been to my house a handful of times; his house was closer to the bar. After almost two years of fucking a few times a month, I decided I was done. I had stopped drinking and didn’t want to keep going to the bar, and he didn’t want to meet up anywhere but. I asked if he wanted to do other stuff, but that’s not what our relationship was about. I wasn’t hurt, in fact it was a good thing. We were never going to be together except what we were, so I was glad it just ended with no fanfare. He was a good guy, and never led me to believe we were anything more than friends with benefits. All the other guys were short term flings or one-night stands, I never found anyone who really made me want to stick around. The kinkiest thing I had ever done was sixty-nine with a dude I was with once. Imagining doing that with Katsuki sent shivers down my spine. Speaking of, he should be here any moment. I made sure everything was in order and headed downstairs to wait for him. I wonder if he missed me as much as I missed him?

I swear to god if this line doesn’t hurry up! Stupid mocha gelato, stupid store with only one line open! Calm down, Katsuki. She asked specifically for this, and you are getting it for her. She gets anything she wants. I wonder if she bought the lube? Could she really be serious about that? I was only half serious when I said it, I’ve only done that one time and I was wasted. But if that’s what she wants, I’ll do anything for her. Finally, get me outta here so I can grab the food. I wonder if she misses me as much as I miss her?

Mina’s Patio – 8pm Sunday

“Look at him, he’s been on a mission the last thirty-six hours and now he is running to her house! It’s so romantic!” Mina cried.

“He is moving awful quickly for a non-emergency. He didn’t even stop home to change. Have they spent every night together since she moved in?”

“Yes, Kaminari, they have. You better stay away or he will murder you.” Kirishima said as he frowned.

“I can’t wait to work with her. She must be amazing, especially for putting up with Bakugo.”

“Well, Mina, it will be interesting to see who Ochaco partners her up with first. Whoever she is paired with, I’m sure Bakugo won’t like it. I hope it isn’t me.”

“Kiri, I hope I get to partner with her first. No offense, but she is better off with us girls to get her started.” Mina said as she elbowed Kyoka.

“At least she doesn’t have to worry about partnering up with this dummy.” She laughed as he pointed at Kaminari. His dejected face said it all as they laughed on the porch, watching their friend walk a path he would walk many, many more times in front of them.

 

The front door opened and I grinned. I told him just to come in and not bother knocking, and he honored my wishes. I was sitting on the couch watching tv when he strolled in with a few bags in hand.

“Katsuki! You are still in costume!” I laughed as I grabbed the food and set it on the table.

“I was in a rush, and realized what I packed wasn’t suitable for public view. I forgot pants.” He grinned sheepishly. Oh my god, he was such an adorable dork, I wanted to eat him alive. Calm down, Anna. That is for later. He opened the freezer and put the gelato away and I realized, he had gone shopping in his hero outfit, for gelato, for me. I wrapped my arms around his waist and he grunted.

“Thank you.”

“For what?”

“For being you.” He turned around and planted a soft, gentle kiss on my lips and pulled away with a huge smile.

“You’re welcome.” He grinned as he ran upstairs, presumably to change into his pants less ensemble. I opened the take out and, holy shit, where was he finding all this amazing food? There must be a treasure trove of restaurants near this place. I plated mine and was sitting down as he came back down the stairs. He was wearing a black t-shirt and navy boxers, my eyes landing on his bulge before I could stop them.

“Katsu, where are you finding all this wonderful food? Every night it has been something better.” I laughed as I shoveled rice in my mouth.

“Good, eh? This place is only a few blocks away. Another perk of living here. There are a ton of great places nearby, but I still like cooking when I have time.”

“Oh, you cook? I do a bit as well, but I never seem to have the time anymore.”

“I know, it’s hard to juggle everything. Sorry that dumb stakeout took so long. Bastards finally made a move though.”

“That’s good, you weren’t alone the whole time, were you?”

“No, I was with half and half…err, I mean Todoroki.”

“Oh, Endeavors son. That must have been an important mission to have you two on site.”

“It’s all taken care of, that’s all I can really say. Anna, were you…did something happen earlier today?”

“What do you mean?”

“I, I had some feelings that I have never had before. I felt horrible, and I could taste tears but I wasn’t crying. Then my soulmark felt like someone pinched it, and I was gasping for breath.” I was dumbstruck.

“Katsu I…I was scared earlier when you hadn’t called that maybe you decided to run after all. I didn’t really believe it, but it was so scary at the time I kind of freaked out. That’s how I fell asleep.”

“Shoto told me something.” I glanced up at him, his eyes brimming with tears. But I could feel him, they weren’t sad tears, they were filled with pure joy. The energy he was putting out was warm and comforting and…how was I feeling that?

“What did he tell you?” I whispered, trying to understand what I was feeling.

“His Grandmother told a tale of true soulmates. Souls who have been together for many lifetimes. They have a deeper connection; they can feel each other’s emotions. They have their marks appear across their hearts…” Our marks were across our hearts. There was always a rumor I had heard growing up, that the closer the mark appeared to your heart, the stronger the connection was. Rick and his girl had theirs on their hips. I didn’t even have time to think about that, everything was happening so quickly. What I did know was that the warmth I was feeling now was the same that had wrapped me up in bed earlier. I looked up at him with huge eyes.

“Katsu did you…did you give me a hug earlier?”

“I did. You felt so sad, I thought happy thoughts of you and imagined wrapping you in my arms.”

“Lifetimes, eh? Maybe that’s why I feel like I have known you this entire life already.”

“I want to be with you for a hundred more lifetimes. But right now, I need to be as deep in your pussy as possible.” I squealed and ran for the stairs, him quickly following behind.

“Give me a sec, have to freshen up. I’ll be right there.” I yelled as I ducked into the bathroom. I can’t believe I paid this much for a few straps of leather. Something told me it would be worth it though. The bustier top barely held my boobs in place, bursting from the top with every move. I slipped into the non-bottoms, something like this would actually look really sweet over my costume, maybe in silver…The leather straps wrapped around my thighs down to my knees and gave off the look of clothing when there really wasn’t anything there. I should have gotten a whip, that would go with this well. Who was I? I stepped out of the bathroom and walked down the hall, finding him bent over my box of goodies that was lying next to the bed. I cleared my throat and he turned around, falling right to his ass as drool fell from his lips.

“Holy fucking shit, I am the luckiest man in the entire world.” He growled as he stood, boxers tented and barely containing his erection. He had the lube in his hand, and a glint in his eye. “You sure about this?” He said as he licked his lips, gazing at my outfit with a smile. I walked to him and twirled, bending over in front of him so he could see how excited I already was. I climbed onto the bed, placing my ass in the air as he ripped his boxers off and climbed on top. His hands traced the leather straps around my legs and grunted. “I like these sexy things.” He cooed as I felt something cold drip down my ass cheeks. He slid his throbbing penis around and in between the cheeks, coating himself in the lube. “Just say the word, and I will stop.” He moaned as I felt the tip hit my asshole. He penetrated slow, my body adjusting to this new intrusion as I cried out beneath him. He made it about half way in when he started to pump, slowly filling me up as I moaned his name.

“Katsu! Oh fuck!”

“Oh damn, Anna, you are so tight. I’m gonna cum so fucking fast!” He panted as he drove a bit harder. The mix of pleasure and pain was almost too much, nothing was stimulating my clit but my whole lower body was vibrating. One hand was around my waist and another was grasping a tit as he screamed above me. “Oh yes! Yes Anna!” One more thrust and he came, warming a brand-new part of me with his seed. He quickly pulled out, cum dripping down my folds as he rolled me to my stomach. “That was amazing, but no good. I didn’t last long enough for you to cum.”

“It’s ok, Katsu, that was…”

“No, it’s not ok. It’s your turn.” He grinned as he rolled over and bent down to pick up the box. “Dildo, or vibrator? You know, until watching you pant gets me hard so I can make you cum again?”

“Dildo.” I spread my legs and watched as he slid the toy over my folds, coating it in my fresh arousal before he jammed it deep inside. He pumped it in and out as I squealed, pussy throbbing as he fingered my clit. I could see his erection starting to stand, he enjoyed seeing me squirm for him. He pulled his fingers away and started pumping his dick slowly as he continued to ram the toy in and out at a rapid pace. I was getting close, and when his mouth landed on my clit, I lost it, legs flailing as he watched me cum on my dildo with his face in my pussy. “Oh Katsu! Yes!” I screamed as he removed the toy, tossing it to the side as he quickly replaced it with his cock. My walls were so sensitive just him sheathing himself inside made me shriek with delight, quickly silenced by his lips. Finally. My arms wrapped around his neck as he pressed into me, thrusting hard and deep while his hands caressed my body.

“Oh, Anna. I love everything we do but this is the best. The way you feel…” He moaned against my neck as our hips rocked together, lips meeting mine again as we were lost to the world. He was right, the way he felt, everything about him was perfect. The feeling of warmth returned, filling my whole body with happiness while our tongues clashed. He trembled above me, pulling his lips from mine so he could gaze into my eyes. “Oh, Anna.” He whispered as he came, keeping his eyes locked on mine as he filled me with his cum. I let myself go, walls collapsing around his spurting cock as I let out a howl.

“Oh Katsu!” He brushed the hair from my eyes and smiled down at me.

“You have a big day tomorrow; I shouldn’t have kept you up so late.”

“It’s fine, it isn’t that late, and it was totally worth it.” I grinned as I slapped at his chest.

“So, that was…ok with you?”

“It was more than just ok, I enjoyed it.”

“Damn it! Do we have to go to work tomorrow?” He laughed as he pulled me into his chest. It had only been a week since this new life of mine had begun, and I was excited for what tomorrow would bring.

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Chapter Seven

Work is Hard

My stomach was a flutter. Today was the big day, a day I had been dreaming about all my life. Doing hero work in the big city. Granted, I had tossed that dream out the window for a few years, but was still excited remembering how five-year old me would have reacted to the news. Katsuki had left for work already, and I started my walk, only to be joined by Mina and Kirishima.

“Morning, Anna! What a nice first day for patrol!” It was a glorious late spring morning, warmer than usual for the middle of May.

“It is, isn’t it? I’m super excited to patrol in the city. Patrol at home was such a bore.”

“Don’t get your hopes up, it’s usually pretty boring here, too. But when there’s action, it’s big.” Kirishima laughed.

“It can’t be as boring as the island.” This city was a much bigger and busier place than mine, and it had to hold more opportunities to stop crime. We walked in the doors of the agency and right for the meeting room. Mina said this is where we get briefed and get our partners every Monday. I looked around the room and it was full of faces I had met at the party. Kyoka waved from across the room as Ochaco and a new face entered. Wait, I knew her…

“Morning everyone. I heard you all met our newest recruit over the weekend at Mina’s party. I wish I could have joined, but Momo and I had a work issue pop up we needed to take care of. That being said, Yaoyorozu Momo, this is Nagura Anna. She will be your partner this week. I have nothing new to report, it’s business as usual. Have a good week, come to me if you have any issues.” Every one dispersed to the lockers to change and get ready for the day. My first week I would be working with Creati, one of the women I held in the highest of regards. She came from a rich family, but worked her ass off to get where she was. Todoroki Shoto was her fiancée, the son of Endeavor and the number three hero. She was invaluable in battle, her ability to create inanimate objects from her body made her the perfect weapon. She was quick on her feet, and her mind was even quicker. I was so lost in my thoughts I didn’t hear the girls squealing behind me.

“Oh MY GOD! HE IS A BEAST!” Mina’s shrill scream snapped me back to reality. What? As I looked behind me, they were all pointing. I turned and walked to the mirror and felt my whole body redden. I didn’t have a full mirror at my place yet, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had completely missed it this morning in the shower. Not only was there a huge, purple bite mark that covered almost the entire right cheek, my lower back was littered with smaller bites. I grabbed my catsuit and threw it on as the girls ooed and awed.

“All right! Happy embarrassingly awkward first day to me!” I cringed as Mina patted me on the shoulder.

“Nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed over. While most of us are still trying to get used to it, we are all very happy for you. Both of you. It’s just, well…we have all know Bakugo for a long time and have never met anyone he has…you know. It’s fascinating. Sorry, I don’t want to be weird…”

“Never? Really?”

“Nope. There was one chick he was sort of seeing at a bar a while back. Even when she was there with us, we were never introduced, never talked and she never spoke to him in public. We would just see them sneak out together at the end of the night. It only lasted a short time, but it still always made me wonder why he was hiding it. That’s why when we saw you at the party…”

“Yeah, he said it was the first time he had ever show any affection in the open. It’s weird for both of us. I came here looking to work with people I respect and admire, and found him too. We have no idea what we are doing…”

“You don’t need to.” Momo injected. “You are soulmates.” She smiled at me as we finished changing. “Come on, let’s get your first day of patrol over!” We headed out to a beautiful, tranquil morning, and she started up the conversation right away. “So, you are from Okinawa. I have been there; it is absolutely beautiful!”

“It is. I am thankful my parents decided to go here instead of staying in New York.”

“Oh, New York! I would love to travel there one day; I didn’t know you were from America.”

“I was born in Okinawa, but my brother was actually born in New York. You may know him, Iron Grenade?” Her eyes widened. Did the girls not recognize him when they saw him that day?

“That means you are Tempest’s daughter?” Oh, she must not have talked to Mina.

“Yes, I am. I figured Mina would have told you about that, they came to say hi when she was helping me move in.”

“She was so excited about the Bakugo parts she must have forgotten.” Ahh, so she did talk to Mina.

“So, you know then. That’s good, saves me from trying to explain it over and over.”

“I do. I honestly didn’t know what to think at first. My first thought was that poor woman, attached to that loudmouth the rest of her life. But then Shoto told me about the stakeout.” I cocked my head at her and she smiled.

“You know about true soulmates?”

“I do. When Shoto told me, I couldn’t believe it. You see, my grandparents are true soulmates. They were born with their marks.”

“Really?”

“Yes. They went through some hard times together, even when they were separated.”

“Separated?”

“Yes. They met when they were very young, and grew up together. They knew they were soulmates, but in their teens they both rebelled. Both started seeing other people, my grandmother was actually engaged to someone else. In the end, nothing could keep them apart, grandpa crashing the wedding and stealing her away so they could be together. Their bond was so strong that he could feel she didn’t want to marry the other guy. He always says he felt in in his soul.”

“That is a way more romantic story than me punching Katsuki in the face.” I giggled as she laughed out loud.

“But you feel him, right? Like my grandpa did?”

“A few weeks ago, I would have made you commit me for saying something like this, but yes. I do feel him. It’s a warmth, like sitting right next to an open flame and you can touch it but you don’t get burned. From the moment I touched him, that’s what I have felt. I know I really don’t know anything about him, but I feel like I have always known him.”

“I really am happy for you. Bakugo hasn’t always had the easiest time, mostly his own doing, but he really is a good guy. “

“He told me he wasn’t good enough for me. That it was a mistake, and that I was a perfect angel.” I muttered as she eyed me. “Then I told him about how I made a giant penis statue at my school for parent’s day.” She put her hand to her mouth. “I had to explain to him that no one is perfect. I have done some insane things, and he wasn’t ready to hear most of it.” I cackled.

“Your Mom was known for having one of the most risqué costumes ever…”

“Right? Maybe I should update mine…” We had a great time chatting the rest of the day, no criminals showing their faces for my first day in action. After changing I headed home, surprised to see how quiet the street was on the walk. Kiri and Mina hadn’t been at the office when I left, and they weren’t on their porch, either. I shrugged and walked inside, maybe they were fucking. They were the cutest couple ever, and the thought of adorable little pink, spiky babies made me smile. I wonder what kind of power our kid would have…wait, woah, OUR KID? Hold the phone, Anna, let’s not get carried away here. Maybe they could blow up metal? Or explode things while throwing metal? I shook my head to clear it of those insane ideas. Sure, maybe we were soulmates, that didn’t mean we would be having kids a week into our relationship. I turned my thoughts back to something more important at the time, my costume. When I designed my original one, I had a much different mindset. I’m not saying that popular heroes had more revealing costumes…well, yes, I am. No one cares what kind of costume the number fifty some hero is wearing, no one even knows your name. But at number twenty-six, and just joining a popular hero agency in the big city, I was really kicking around the idea of an overhaul. My catsuit was plain, and basically the same as almost every female hero out there. Mask, gloves, belt pack. I needed something different. I went upstairs and sat at my desk, grabbing some paper and markers. Katsuki’s costume was primarily black, with orange and green accents. Mom’s first costume was an orange leotard with red and yellow accents. I wanted something to scream out ‘she is a hero’ when people saw me. I remembered the leather straps and started drawing. I also wanted the soulmark front and center. Ok, if I make it like this…yeah, this would work. What about accessories? A mask? No, a headpiece. I looked down at my finished creation and did a quick second draft, noting the colors and fabrics I wanted to be used. I picked up my phone and called Ochaco.

“Hey, Anna, everything ok?”

“Oh, yes, sorry to bother you after work hours.”

“It’s never a bother. What’s up?”

“Well, I want to make some changes to my costume, and wondered where I needed to go for something like that?”

“Oh, that’s great! You can actually give them to me, I will send them off to our place. We have a great company that can handle just about anything you want; they made all our costumes for the agency.”

“Perfect, I can drop it off tomorrow. I can’t wait to see it.”

“You won’t have to wait long; it usually only takes a few days. I’m excited to see what you went with. See you tomorrow, Anna.”

“Thanks, Ochaco, bye.” I stuffed the papers in an envelope and headed back downstairs. Katsuki should be home soon, I wonder what was taking him? I started dinner and sat down to watch some tv. One of those ads for helping animals came on and I started to cry. Damn these stupid things! I jumped off the couch and tended to dinner when my phone rang.

“Hi Katsu!”

“Hey, beautiful. Are you hungry?”

“I’m actually cooking, it will be done soon, and I am hungry. I won’t wait for you to get here.”

“I’m at my house, just changing and grabbing some things. Be there in ten minutes.”

“See you soon.”

I hung up and that warm feeling rushed through my body. Just hearing his voice made me happy. I grabbed plates and glasses, dashing upstairs quickly to freshen up a bit before he arrived. I changed into shorts and a tank and threw my hair into a ponytail and was just coming down the stairs when he walked in.

“Something smells really good. What are you making?”

“Hamburger with tomato sauce. There is a salad already made in the fridge, and bread on the counter if you want to grab it.” I called as I took the main dish out of the oven. One of Mom’s specialties. It was also super easy and didn’t take much time.

“So, how was your first day? Who was your partner?” He said as he scooped a huge portion to his plate. I shook my head at him and he grinned. “What? I’m hungry.”

“It was good. I am with Momo this week, we really got along well today.”

“Yeah, Momo is something else. How she puts up with half and half, I have no idea.”

“You know, people are probably saying that about me right now.” I grinned at him through a bite of salad.

“You are right, I don’t know how you do it.” He laughed as he scooped for more. Man, I was going to start making larger helpings if he ate like this all the time.

“I decided to update my costume.” His eyes darted up, wondering look behind them.

“Really? Why?”

“It’s time. I haven’t updated it in years, and I thought since I was starting fresh, I would change it up a bit.”

“I think whatever you go with will be amazing. Just don’t make it so everyone is staring at you.” He laughed.

“Don’t worry, Katsu. Even if they are staring, it will be at your name on my chest.” I winked and he reddened. “That’s not the reason I am changing it up, but since I am, I want it front and center.”

“Good, let the whole world see.”

We were lounging on the couch after dinner, watching some dumb movie when he made his move. His hands slunk down, holding my hips as he leaned into me, catching his mouth on my neck. Soon, we were naked on my bed in the dark, hands groping and bodies tangled together. I was so wet, his lips turning me into a puddle beneath him as he sunk in slowly, forcing his name to come from my mouth in the form of a moan.

“Oh, Anna, you are so wet.” He moaned as he thrust in and out, looking down he came to a halt. I glanced up at his sudden panic and realized…shit…I have my period. His eyes looked down at me wildly, not knowing what he should be doing. I grabbed his face and pulled him close.

“It’s ok, grab a towel.” He jumped up and ran down the hall, tossing one to me as I laid it under me.

“Are you sure? I mean…” Had he never been with a woman at their time of the month?

“It’s fine, if you are ok with it. It doesn’t feel any different.”

“It felt amazing.” He sighed as he looked down at me. I giggled and shook my head.

“Then what are you waiting for? Get back to it.” I laughed as he drove back in, eyes frantic as he thrust in and out. This new feeling for him, he was almost overcome with emotion as his lips met mine. I admit, it did feel a bit different, the way he glided in and out like we had used an entire bottle of lube. It was making him find his release quicker than ever, as well. He was trying to hold back; I could see it in his eyes.

“Oh god, Anna! I can’t…” He screamed as he lost himself, shooting his load deep inside as it mixed with my monthly visitor. This was going to be messy. He got up and grabbed a second towel he brought and wiped himself off, staring at me like he had never seen me before. “I’m sorry, you didn’t cum…I can…”

“No, Katsu. I’m fine. Just come lay here with me, ok?” I said as I ran to the bathroom. I can’t believe I had totally forgotten it would start soon; I was always really good with keeping track. I had been so distracted I had completely forgotten. When I returned, he was sitting up in bed with his boxers on. I sat down next to him and laid my head on his shoulder. “Listen, you do realize women don’t cum every time during sex, right?” He looked at me a bit startled. “Really, Katsu. It’s kinda normal.”

“That doesn’t seem fair.”

“The guys I’ve been with? Only about half achieved it. The guy I was with for two years? Maybe half of the time. Some of the women you have been with probably pretended.”

“Pretended…how…”

“Believe me, it’s possible. But with you, it’s been real every time. And I don’t even care. Just being with you makes me happier than I have ever been. You know how it makes me feel, watching you lose control inside me? I know you will make me scream again for you, but we will survive a few days.”

“Days…?

“HA! Better get used to it, buddy. Once a month until I start to dry up.” I laughed and pinched his side. “Listen, I know this is all new and weird, but we will get through it.”

“You are right, we will. But please, don’t make me buy tampons while I’m in costume.” He grinned as I kissed his face.

“No promises. A lady never knows when she will need a tampon.”

I turned in my new costume request to Ochaco, and she loved my ideas. She also noticed I had taken inspiration from a few coworkers. I couldn’t wait to see it, and she told me she would call as soon as it came back. The workweek with Momo went by fast, nothing major taking place except us starting to become good friends. She was even cooler than I imagined. She promised we would get together so I could meet Shoto, something that had my stomach in knots. I used to have a huge crush on him when I was younger, the son of a powerful hero. I used to beg my Mom to meet him, knowing she could use her connections to make it happen, but she refused. She wasn’t a big fan of Endeavor. Luckily, the younger Todoroki was nothing like his Father. Katsuki and I had spent every night together, splitting time between our places all week and getting to know each other better every day. I was so comfortable around him, talking was a breeze and we chatted about everything. Growing up, shit that happened in school. His stories of his adventures in class sounded incredibly similar, both of us always getting yelled at for wasting our potential and being problem kids. When I arrived Friday, Ochaco was waiting for me.

“Look what was just delivered! I thought I could catch you in case you wanted to wear it on patrol today!” She squealed as she handed me a case. My new hero costume, it’s here! I almost couldn’t contain my excitement as I dashed off to the lockers. The room was empty when I opened my case, eyes widening as I pulled it from its confines. It was PERFECT! They turned my idea into reality! I pulled on the burnt orange leotard that had a thick, black strips running up the sides and leg holes. It dove in just above my chest, the black bands connecting and running up my neck. They had placed a mesh hole over my chest, probably for breathing room. The leg pieces were next, sparkling silver pieces of metal that were patterned after the sexy piece I bought for Katsuki. They wrapped around my thighs, connecting at the silver waist band. Whatever material it was made of was super light and workable. The arm decorations were the same, and started at my wrist and went all the way up to my shoulders. I wasn’t wearing much, but it looked like I was. The headpiece was a work of art, and I almost didn’t want to wear it and have it destroyed. The orange and silver fabric was shaped almost the same as Ground Zero’s, and wrapped around the sides of my neck and back of my head. The mask itself was dark green with silver trim. I heard some commotion behind me and turned around to find Momo and Mina standing wide eyed at me.

“You like it? I redesigned my costume!” Their mouths hung open as they both nodded.

“That’s amazing! You look great!” Momo cheered as they started to get ready. I slipped on my new boots, knee high black combat boots with a six-inch heel. I wasn’t even trying to hide the fact I copied Katsuki’s boots almost exactly, orange bottoms and lace holes and everything. I felt amazing in this; I was so happy I decided to make the change. Today was my last day with Momo, and we headed out for hopefully a nice, quiet day. We had only come across a few small-time crooks all week, and while I was glad, I was also anxious. Sure, stopping a mugger is good, but I was here to make a name for myself. Even before I knew Katsuki was my soulmate, I had decided that moving here and starting new, I would do my best to be the best hero I could be. I wasn’t looking to be number one, but with Katsuki as my soulmate, I was going to have to pick up my game, especially when news broke about the two of us. His friends and coworkers knowing was one thing. The press and his rabid fan base were another. I wasn’t stupid, I knew how hot he was and how many women probably wanted to have him for themselves. Now that my soulmark was out in the open with my new costume choice, it was only a matter of time before people started talking. It was another glorious day, and we had wandered into a large park, I was still getting to know the area and was glad she was showing me around all these awesome places. This would make a great picnic spot. There was nothing much around, just trees and sunshine. There were people enjoying their day, some eating lunch while others played in the small pond nearby. This little slice sort of reminded me of home, quieter and calmer than the busy city. A loud explosion rocked the silence, and we turned around to a huge villain, smashing through the trees like he was running from something. People started to scatter for their lives, this guy was taking out anything in his way. I used the chain-link fencing from around the sides of the park and tried to restrain him, but it wasn’t enough. He tossed it aside like it was nothing as he looked around.

“Perfect! Lots of people to smash!” He screamed as he ran in the direction of the fleeing civilians. There was a group of young kids that were too close to him for my liking. Momo reacted first, sprinting to them and furiously popping flares from her chest. She began throwing them at the villains’ feet, trying to distract him and pull his attention to her. I see…ok. I looked around for anything else I could use…DAMN! Why is there no metal around for me to use? I ran into this problem on the island a lot, criminals taunting me on the beach when I had no weapons. I’m shameful! I shouldn’t be a hero! I can’t even help when my friends are in danger. Almost all the civilians had gotten away and Momo had made a cannon, firing at the monster as he flung himself around, taking trees down all over in his wake. I needed to help, but how? He was too big for my karate to even phase him. I made my way to her, hoping to offer her assistance when I saw her sway. Shit, she has used up her quirk, she needed help. We needed help! She was still producing weapons, but her body was done. She leaned against the cannon and looked at me with a smile. I looked up, and a huge tree was toppling over, all the destruction must have made it unstable. It was going to land right on top of her!!

“YAO-MOMO!!” I shrieked as I panicked. It would crush her. The only thing I could do was try to use the metal fencing to cushion the blow she would receive. I wailed as I flew my hands up in the air and threw the metal at her at the last second. Wait…WHAT? The metal fencing didn’t move an inch, why isn’t my quirk working? I looked up and the tree that had been falling down on Momo was now flying through the air, connecting to the eye of the villain as he crashed to the ground, screaming in pain. I could hear sirens approaching, but it was just the two of us and the villain here, how did…I went down to one knee. My head was spinning, I couldn’t have. That couldn’t have been me…I can only control metal. Not trees. That’s just crazy.

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Chapter Eight

Full Power

Mom is telekinetic. As Tempest, she created a whirlwind of good publicity for herself early in her schooling. Any object, alive or inanimate was hers for the taking. She could use regular, everyday items into weapons at the flick of her wrist. She could make shields from anything around her, anything she saw she can command in an instant. When I got my quirk, I was super upset that I could only control metal. I had practiced on other things, including my dumb brother, almost all my life, and never had any luck. We both had the same drawback, though. Moving small objects was just fine, but the bigger it was, the more it took from us. Like with the scaffolding at the concert, it weighed tons and I had to use all my strength to keep it up for a few seconds. Something like a bicycle I could float around for hours before I got tired. I had just thrown a one-hundred-year-old tree at a guy a football field away, and my arm was jelly. What was happening? How had I done that? A voice screamed my name from behind me.

“ANNA!”

“Katsuki?” I choked out, getting to my feet as I swayed in front of him. He must have been the reason for the explosions earlier. This was his villain. Oops. An army of police and other heroes swarmed the scene, taking the unconscious villain into custody. He approached me with a wary look on his face.

“Are you ok? Did you get injured?”

“No, I’m fine, just a bit sore.”

“What the hell happened?”

“I’ll tell you. She saved my life, and the children’s, too.” I turned to see a petite woman with blue hair, hands clasped in front of her. “That tree was going to crush all of us, and she used it as a weapon instead. You are an amazing hero, what should I call you?”

“Iron Maiden.” I said, still in a bit of a daze. I…tossed…a tree. Trees aren’t made of metal. “You…you saw me do that, right?”

“Yes, of course dear! We watched you try the fencing first, but it didn’t work. It was so smart of you to use the trees against him. What an ass for destroying this beautiful place.”

“I agree one hundred percent, and that guy will be locked up for a nice long time. Please, speak with the police about what you saw so we have an accurate report.” Katsuki said a bit gently, way more gently than I have ever heard him speak to the public.

“I will Ground Zero, Sir. Thank you for everything you do.” The woman waved and headed to a waiting policeman. I looked up at him and he was as confused as I was.

“A tree?”

“I don’t know, Katsu, really! I…I tried tossing the fencing at Momo to shield her from the tree but…”

“Let’s worry about that later. Right now, I want to look at you in your new costume.” He said as he licked his lips. His eyes traveled my body, lighting up at the boots. “Nice footwear choice, I like those a lot. I really like how good my name looks while you are wearing it, that’s for sure.” He grinned. There were a ton of people around, what was he going to do? Oh, he’s going to kiss me. A soft, quick kiss on the lips as he grabbed my hand and we walked to Momo. I was starting to feel better, but my arm still hurt.

“If I wouldn’t have seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it. How did you do that, Anna?” Momo whispered as she lay recovering on a gurney. She wasn’t injured, just exhausted from overusing her quirk.

“I don’t know what happened, Momo, really. I’m just glad you are ok.”

“We will figure this out, but later. You two are exhausted, let’s get you back to the agency and call it a day, ok? It’s the weekend, I’m sure Mina is throwing a party tonight!” Who in the hell was this, and where did Katsuki go? I looked at him like he was insane and he smiled. “After this you two deserve a night out. The dude creamed me, that’s why I took so long to get here.” His outfit was a bit battered and I giggled. We talked with the police and headed back to file the report. Ochaco was waiting nervously at the door when we arrived.

“Oh, I’m so happy you guys are ok. Hi Bakugo. Was that your thug they ran into?”

“It was, I messed up and he ran. Sorry about that. But everything is good, all unharmed. We can talk more later, now I want to get Anna some food. Half and half is on his way for Momo, should be here any second now.”

“Hey, you guys going to Mina’s later? I was thinking about going tonight…” Ochaco said softly.

“Yeah, we probably will. Maybe Red can fire up the grill early and we can just eat there.” He said as he pulled out his phone and walked away. Momo grinned at me.

“I don’t know who this is, but I like him. Why couldn’t you have punched him ten years ago.” She cackled as Ochaco burst out into laughter. He turned around to see what was so funny, and I busted into a fit of laughter. We may have killed each other ten years ago. He hung up and walked back to us, narrowing his eyes at the group.

“Fire is already started. We will go home and change and meet you there.”

“All right Bakugo, but you know we won’t be coming alone.”

“Yeah, I know. Your damn boyfriends will be tagging along. Whatever. I can’t promise I won’t explode one of them.” He grumbled as he took my hand.

“Hold on, babe. I need to change and grab my purse; I’ll be right there.” I said as I pulled my hand from his.

“Just grab your purse, we will change at home.” He growled as I walked away…Oh…Ok. I get it. I returned quickly and we headed off, his eyes following my every movement.

“So, you approve of my costume choice?” I grinned as I skipped ahead of him.

“I do, very much. It’s sexy as hell, and with my name front and center, everyone will know they can’t have you.”

“That was the idea…I’m such a tease.” I giggled as we turned the corner to my place. “Aren’t you going to change?”

“I have stuff at your place, no need to stop.” He grinned as I shook my head. He had brought a bag with him a few nights ago so he didn’t have to go home every morning to change before work. We didn’t make it three steps in the door when he pounced, hands roaming my body as his lips met my soulmark. “You are so fucking sexy in this; I can’t help myself” He groaned into my neck as his fingers rubbed my clit.

“What about getting food?” I laughed as I ran my fingers through his hair.

“Well, we have to shower first, I thought maybe we could cut the time in half…”

“That’s a great plan!” I squealed as we ran up the stairs. I started to unzip the neck and he grabbed my hand.

“Oh, no, I want to do that.” He crooned as he slipped his fingers under the fabric and finished, slowly rolling it down so it fell to my waist. His hands ran the light metal surrounding my thighs and sighed. “I know where you got the idea for these, and they are awesome.” I pulled his shirt off and ran my hands over his chest.

“This costume reminds me of you. I planned it that way.” I grinned as he turned on the water and lost the rest of his clothes. After undoing the waist clip and shedding my armor, I grabbed his hand and pulled his gorgeous naked body into the shower with me. We had experimented a bunch the last few weeks, but hadn’t tried this before. I wasn’t exactly sure how this was going to work. He grabbed my bodywash and squirted some in his hands, rubbing them together before they landed on my shoulders. He lathered every inch of me, caressing my body as I squirmed under the hot water. I grabbed the bottle and lathered my hands and he grimaced. “Sorry, you are going to smell like strawberries, tough guy.” I laughed as I ran my hands down his perfect chest. Sure, there were a few faint scars embedded across it, but that just reminded me of how strong, and brave he was. We were rinsing off when his lips met my neck, hands coming up to play with my slick breasts.

“I can’t wait until after the party.” He growled as he plunged two fingers into my pussy. Much to his approval, I was already dripping from his touches. I turned around and put my hands against the shower wall, waving my ass under the water. “Good girl.” He hissed as he smacked my ass. Grabbing it, he quickly thrust deep, almost making my head smack off the wall. His hands held onto my hips as he throttled me, grunts and moans bouncing around the bathroom like a symphony.

“Oh Katsu! So hard…so good!” I shrieked as he pounded my pussy, my hips bucking into his as one arm wrapped around my waist. The other fell to my folds, teasing and rubbing my clit until I was groaning his name.

“You cum for me first, baby.” He whispered in my ear as his fingers destroyed me, bringing me to the edge and tossing me off as I came all over his cock. I was squealing, calling his name for the whole world to hear. My walls clenched around his dick and he trembled, sinking his teeth into the crook of my neck as he finished deep inside, sucking my neck through his orgasm as he pulled me back under the water. He pulled out and we rinsed off, cuddling as he turned the water off. “Ok, that was something we can do every day if you want.” He laughed as he stepped out, body glistening under the bathroom lights. Jesus, I was the luckiest woman alive. He wrapped a towel around his waist and headed to the sink to brush his teeth.

“Hey, jerk, toss me that towel, please?” I asked as I held out my hand. Before he could move, the towel flew across the room and into my hands. What?

“Umm…Anna?” He looked at me like I was insane…because I probably looked like I was. My eyes were wide and startled as I held the towel in my hand, looking at it like it was haunted.

“Katsu, I…”

“Try moving something else.” Ok. I looked around the room and saw my body cream. I held my hand up and concentrated, and the goddamn thing came right to me. Next was my toothbrush. What in the ever-loving fuck was happening to me? He approached with wide eyes. “This is amazing!? Right?” I moved the towel that he dropped to the floor and hit him in the face with it. HOLY SHIT.

“I…I can’t believe this!” He pulled the towel from his face with a frown. I laughed as he grabbed for me.

“This is your Mom’s power, right?”

“Yes. My whole life I have practiced and concentrated and tried to move things that weren’t made of metal. I couldn’t do it. I tried so hard, and was so upset when I got my quirk. I wanted to be just like Mom, but I only got part of her quirk. After all this time, how?” I looked at him with tears in my eyes. He looked back at me lovingly, raising his hand to my face as he brushed my tears away.

“I don’t know? Does it really matter why, or how? The entire world is at your fingertips now. I can’t wait to see what you can do once we figure out your new ability. Your Mom can move anything, even people, right?”

“Yes, it’s true. The bigger the object, the harder the job. That’s true for everything except things that are alive. Moving small animals is easy, but humans, especially strong ones, is much harder. But it’s possible.”

“Think of all the possibilities. Endeavor is going to end up pissed at himself for not giving you a shot with us.”

“What do you mean?”

“Half and half saw your news story and thought he should give you an interview. He ignored him, like usual, and now look at you. You took down a guy who knocked out Ground Zero, with a freaking TREE. I’m glad you changed your costume, now when you make the papers, everyone will know. You won’t even have to tell them. When you catch me in the polls with your sexy, matching outfit and soulmark, we will be the greatest hero team that ever lived.” His eyes were sparkling, and mine were full of happy tears. He was thinking about the future, with me, for real. The greatest hero team that ever lived. I really liked the sound of that.

Mina’s Backyard

“I wonder what is taking them so long? He called and said they were starving and to start the grill, but that was an hour ago.”

“You seriously don’t know what they are doing, Kirishima? I told you she got her new costume today, and it was pretty apparent Bakugo liked what he saw when they were leaving.” Momo laughed.

“What does…OH! OH...OK.”

“Geeze, Kirishima, even Deku knows what up.” Kaminari cackled as Deku turned bright red. The green-haired hero was looking forward to meeting his oldest friend’s soulmate.

“Shut it, Kaminari, and so help me if you do anything stupid tonight, I will make you float into orbit! That goes for you too, Mineta.” Ochaco pointed as they both backed away with their hands up.

“Well, the first round of food is about finished, I guess we will just start without them.” Shoto waved from the grill. He was always in charge of such things when he was around. He also was intrigued at meeting this new woman, one that had changed his school friend so much in such a short amount of time.

 

As we approached the gathering, the smells were making my stomach grumble. I was so freaking hungry it was overpowering my curiosity about my new found ability. The patio was already packed, and Ochaco was the first to see us arrive.

“Anna! Bakugo! Glad you made it.” She smiled as she headed over to us. Following behind was someone I would know anywhere, his green curls all but gave him away. Ochaco’s boyfriend and the number four hero, Deku.

“Hey Ochaco, yeah, sorry about that. I needed a shower. The food smells wonderful.” I said as my stomach growled.

“Good thing you got here when you did, the boys almost ate the first batch.” Mina yelled as she waved a plate at me. She filled it up and started to walk over when I held up my hand and made it come to me. All eyes in the yard stopped to look at me, and Ochaco let out a squeal.

“So, it’s true! You can move more than metal now?”

“Seems that way. I’m still trying to grasp everything.”

“Wait, what happened?” Kaminari asked, saying out loud what everyone else was thinking.

“Anna saved me today on patrol. I was going to be squashed by a huge tree. She flung it across the park and into the villain’s head just before it hit me. Honestly, I thought maybe it was just adrenaline.”

“I thought so too, Momo, until she got her own towel. Made the thing fly right to her.” Katsuki laughed, then turned a bit red. The implications of that sentence were large, and both Mineta and Kaminari could barely stand it.

“Dad is really going to lose it now. I told him it was a mistake to pass up Tempest’s daughter when we had the chance. Hello, I’m Todoroki Shoto, it’s a pleasure to meet you.” Holy crap. Katsuki was telling the truth? Shoto knew who I was?

“Oh no, it’s my honor. To think, the son of one of the most heroic heroes knows who I am…”

“Of course, I do. Your brother is a pain, by the way.” That made me laugh. I didn’t know Rick knew Shoto.

“I can’t believe that I was even being considered for Endeavor’s agency. I always dreamed of leaving the island and doing hero work on the mainland, and now I am. This entire experience has been a dream come true.”

“I have to say; I am happy you came. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.” Ochaco grinned as Katsuki’s arm went around my waist. These people I had just met a few weeks ago seemed kinder and more sincere than pretty much everyone I knew back home. I usually only felt this comfortable around my bestie. Katsuki was different because he was my soulmate, but even these other people seemed…different. The girls back home were always in competition with each other, but that vibe wasn’t here at all. Never once, even when they saw the bite mark on my ass, did they take the opportunity to make fun of me. Sure, they teased me, but if that would have been the locker room at my old job, someone would have announced it to the entire population. Maybe we were just all growing up, or maybe it’s because these were all true heroes. I’m not saying I wasn’t a true hero back home, but I was certainly a lazy one. That day at the concert changed me, more than I could have ever imagined.

“Hey, you look tired, you ready to go?” Katsuki leaned in and kissed my cheek. I really was tired, probably from the fight earlier. I took his hand as we waved goodbye, leaving our friends for the confines of my bed. Tonight, there were just cuddles, tender kisses and touches as we fell asleep in each other’s arms. Coming here was definitely the best thing I ever did, having him in my arms was better than becoming the number one hero.

She looks so peaceful sleeping, eyes fluttering with a slight smile on her lips. I wonder if I’m the reason for that smile? If she wasn’t my soulmate, I wouldn’t even have a chance with her. But now, I would give anything for her. Even the number one hero spot. She could have it, anyone can have it, as long as I can keep her. She unlocked this new potential, something that could change her entire life and isn’t even phased by it. She is so strong, and brave, and beautiful. Thank god Ochaco made me go that day, egging me on about how this new recruit could kick my ass. She certainly can, and she did. She stole my heart, too.

Mina’s Backyard

“She looked exhausted.” Deku muttered as Ochaco patted him on the leg.

“You would be too if you threw a giant tree as far as she did today for the first time.” Momo laughed.

“What do you guys think made her quirk change like that?” Kaminari questioned as he sat down next to Shoto.

“I have a few theories.” Momo addressed the group. “At first, I thought it was survival instinct, you know, extra adrenalin. But after what she said tonight, I have two ideas. One is that it is connected to the soulmark in some way. The other is that she was able to evolve, or unlock more potential somehow.”

“What if it’s both?” Shoto interjected. “She acted to save you, Momo. You are her new friend; she has had all these new experiences and even a new hero costume. What if she had that power all along, and just wasn’t in tune with herself enough to use it?”

“Isn’t that what sort of happened with Toga?” Toru asked.

“Almost. Toga’s ability to drink blood and take the victims shape evolved out of need. She was in the fight of her life when she first found the ability to also copy their quirks. The more times she transformed into a person, the easier it became for her to duplicate everything about them, even eventually taking on some of their memories. It doesn’t happen often, but it is possible for quirks to change over time. The stronger we become, the more we can achieve, that’s what I believe.” Ochaco said as she grabbed Deku’s hand.

“Maybe when her heart opened, her quirk evolved. You see what it has done for Bakugo.” Kirishima said quietly.

“Please tell me I wasn’t the only one who noticed he smelled like strawberries AND caramel?” Toru giggled as the heavy mood lifted. Mina smirked.

“Something tells me he will be smelling like that a lot; you better get used to it.”

 

I woke enveloped in his arms, his caramel scent lingering as I nuzzled my nose into his neck. The events of yesterday came flooding back quickly, and I had to stifle my urge to float things around the room. He rustled and woke, smiling down at me as he ruffled my hair.

“How about eggs for breakfast?” He asked as he rolled out of bed and threw on a pair of sweats.

“Oh yes, and some potatoes too. I am starving.” He went downstairs and I headed to the bathroom. Oh god, my hair! I sat at the mirror and combed it out, frizz flying everywhere until I used a bit of gloss to weigh it down. I forgot to put product in last night after our shower shenanigans, and it was totally out of control. When it looked a bit like I knew what a comb was, I headed downstairs where the scent of breakfast was already starting to fill the kitchen. I flipped on the tv and went to give him a hand when I heard my name, and it wasn’t from the kitchen. It was on the tv.

“New hero Iron Maiden made a huge impact yesterday, corralling a large villain and saving the day. Here is a clip from a viewer who witnessed the entire, dramatic showdown.” Katsuki came running from the kitchen as I stood in shock, watching Momo falter and fall. Me, standing in the clearing with no weapons. Then, my hands raised and the tree that was falling stopped, raised up, and flew out of the camera shot until the camera finally landed back on the already crumpled villain. They cut to a clip of the same blue-haired woman who had talked with us on scene.

“She really is amazing. She saved us all. I guess I don’t know why her name is Iron Maiden though…”

“That’s what we would all like to know. The newsroom did some digging, and this is the first time Iron Maiden has moved something other than metal. Was she hiding this ability all along? With her mother being the legendary hero Tempest, and her boyfriend Ground Zero, there is no telling how far this young hero will climb.” The footage continued to roll and it panned to Katsuki and I, just as he kissed me and took my hand to lead me to Momo. Oh my god. Before I could do or say anything, my phone rang.

“Hi Mom.”

Chapter Text

Chapter Nine

Front Page News

“Anna! That was amazing! Your Dad and I just saw the news!”

‘Well, yeah…”

“I can’t believe you moved a tree! Can you move other things too?”

“Yes, Mom. I have been practicing, but it hasn’t been that long…”

“Can you move a person?”

“I haven’t even tried yet…”

“I can’t believe it. You can do anything now, you know? A door has opened for you. Oh yeah, I LOVE your new outfit! It reminds me a bit of my first costume.”

“I used it as a starting point, so it should.”

“You and Katsuki look adorable too. The way he looked at you in that video, it made me happy for you.”

“Thanks Mom, speaking of, he just finished breakfast and I’m starving. I’ll call you later, ok? Tell Dad I love him very much.”

“I will, I love you, sweetie.”

“Love you too, Mom.” I hung up and glanced at Katsuki, his face absolutely beaming back at me.

“What the hell is that face for?” I laughed as I grabbed some juice from the fridge.

“They called me your boyfriend on tv. Sorry, I liked hearing that.”

“I’m surprised we didn’t hear a shit ton of high-pitched wailing. I’m sure there are some heartbroken fan girls out there, mister.”

“It doesn’t matter. I was never interested in any of them anyway. I’m pretty sure my soul was waiting for you. I’ve never wanted to share my time with anyone before, and now all I want is to be with you. I know you said we didn’t need labels because we were soulmates, but being called your boyfriend made me really happy.” Bakugo Katsuki, my boyfriend and probable future husband. AGAIN, WITH THIS, BRAIN?

“Well, if you like it, I’m all for it. Anything you want, Katsu. My soul was waiting for you, too, you know?” I said as I placed a gentle kiss on his lips as he finished up our food. Before he could take a bite, his phone rang. He grimaced as he looked at it, setting his fork down and clearing his throat.

“Mom.” I could hear her voice through the phone across the table, she was shrieking. I put my hand up to my mouth to hide my giggles. She must have seen the video, too. “Yes, Mom. That’s fine. No, I’m not hiding her from you! It’s complicated. I’ll explain when we come over, ok? Ok, yes, fine. ALL RIGHT ALREADY! BYE!” Sheesh. “Well, it’s happening. The hag is demanding that we come for dinner tonight, no exceptions. She sent poor Dad to the store with a list and is already getting the place ready.”

“She sounded pretty excited. I’m guessing she saw the video, then?”

“No, there is an entire article in the paper about it, apparently. A still photo of me kissing you.” Holy shit, WHAT?

“Ok then. Well, I guess I should be prepared to run the gauntlet. First your Mother, then fangirls from across the world.” I shook my head as I took another bite. Handsome, strong, smart, AND he could cook.

“Worry about Mom, for real. I don’t know how she will react to the soulmark. As far as I know, no one in my family has had one in generations and it is going to blow their minds.”

“Should I cover mine up tonight?”

“No. Absolutely not. If what you want to wear shows it off, go for it. I think my Mom seeing my name on you may be the best way to break the ice, anyway.”

I couldn’t believe how nervous I was to meet his Mom. I felt bad for springing mine on him, was this how he felt that day? At least he didn’t have to worry for hours beforehand. We walked up the steps and the front door flung wide open.

“WOW! He wasn’t kidding! You are real!” The woman screamed, heading right for me as I watched her run. She was the spitting image of Katsuki. She took both of my hands and bowed over and over.

“MOM! What the hell?” Katsuki cried as she pulled me inside. Once inside, I noticed who must have been his father, much more relaxed than his other half.

“Mitsuki, please!” He cried as he pried her off me.

“I’m sorry! I’ve been waiting twenty-five years for this day and didn’t think it would ever happen. My idiot son brought a girl home!” I couldn’t help it, I busted out laughing as Katsuki turned red and his Dad shook his head. She was smiling wide at me when her eyes landed on the soulmark and she slunk down to her knees.

“Mom, what’s wrong?” Katsuki said as he rushed to help her up. He may have acted like she was a pain in the ass, but he still loved her very much, I could see it in his eyes.

“Your name…” She pointed at my chest as his eyes filled with tears.

“Mom, Dad, I’d like you to meet Nagura Anna…my soulmate.” His Dad gasped as his Mom cried into her hands.

“It’s a pleasure to meet both of you. I’m sorry it’s such a surprise, we just found out a few weeks ago.”

“This is the best surprise of my life! I’m Mitsuki, and this is my husband Masaru. Welcome to our home! I want to hear all about it over dinner!” We recounted our meeting for them, leaving out all the sexy details. Katsuki said his Mom was nuts, but she and he were so alike it was scary. I had a feeling I was seeing a side of her that not many people saw right off the bat, just like with Katsuki. Calm with a sharp edge that you didn’t want to piss off. “So, what do your parents do?” Oh boy. Here we go.

“My Dad is a business man, and my Mom is…”

“Her Mom is Tempest, and her brother is Iron Grenade.” Katsuki squawked out and I stared at him like he was a nutball.

“What he said.” Mitsuki’s mouth was hung open. “They all came to help me move and met Katsuki then.”

“I’m sorry, but I am such a huge fan of your Mother. She does such great work with women and quirks; I attended a seminar a few years back. You must have your father’s hair.” She smiled.

“Yep, big bro took all the red. I think I overheard Rick and Katsuki planning a throwdown.”

“He was the one who said he wanted to spar with me. It’s not my problem he wants to get blown sky high.” He laughed as he absentmindedly kissed my cheek, momentarily forgetting where we were and who was watching. I heard a squeal from across the table and hands clapping as I grinned.

“Oh, Masaru! We may get grandkids after all!” She squealed as I threw my hands to my face.

“MOM!”

“What? I may not know much about soulmates, but I do know how special they are. You two were born for each other and I don’t know better odds of getting grandbabies than that!” I mean, she wasn’t wrong. But it was a bit early to be thinking about that.

“Mitsuki, how about we let them know each other for more than two weeks before we push kids on them, ok?”

“But I knew the minute I saw you I wanted Katsuki.” My face flushed. I had thought about it after a few days. He took her hand and he kissed her cheek, a tender moment not on display often, I had a feeling. Looking at them I wondered how they couldn’t be soulmates.

“All right, time to head home. Thanks for dinner Mom, it was nice.”

“You two are welcome here anytime. I can’t wait to see you again, Anna.”

“Same, Mitsuki. I’ll let you know if my Mom comes to visit, we could all go get lunch or something.”

“I would love that. See you soon. Bye, Katsuki.” She waved as we walked down the steps hand in hand. Back at his condo for the night, I was sitting on the couch when he handed me a drink and sat down.

“I’m sorry about Mom’s crazy talk. She tends to get a bit carried away.”

“I didn’t think she was crazy.” I said as I took a sip. We were soulmates after all, it was probably time for this discussion. “I mean, I have already wondered what our kid’s quirk could be.” He looked at me with wide eyes.

“At first, I thought she would be able to blow up metal from a long distance, but now…” He realized he was talking out loud and stopped, even the tips of his ears turning red. She. He’s already thought about it, too.

“She, or he, or they, will be unstoppable.” I whispered as I laid my head on his shoulder.

“They. I never really thought about having kids before, but I have since the first day I met you. Maybe a boy, and a girl?”

“That would be great, but I’m hoping for all girls so we can always out number you.” I laughed as he grabbed my sides.

“Not yet, though. I want to enjoy you before our spawn take up all of our time.”

“No problem. I’ve been on the pill for years; we have all the time in the world to decide when the next number one hero will be born.”

“That’s a lot of time to practice, how about we start now?” He grinned as he sat his glass down on the table. I jumped up and ran for it, shouting at him.

“You have to catch me, first, you jerk!” I called as I ran up the stairs as he yelled at me.

“You better run, when I catch you, you are going to be in so much trouble.” He caught up to me in the doorway, arms wrapping around me as he pinned me face first against the wall. His hands ran up under my skirt and rubbed my ass, giving it a good smack as I heard his belt fall to the floor. My hands braced the wall as his fingers moved my panties to the side and slid inside, my hips grinding on his hand as the other smacked my ass. I heard a rip as my panties fell to the floor.

“Katsu! My panties!”

“Don’t worry, I’ll buy you as many as you want, as long as you take my cock like a good girl and pant for me.” He growled as he slid his dick deep inside, pressing my chest and face to the wall as he grabbed a handful of hair. One thing I had learned from our short time together was he loved experimenting, and he loved dirty talk. He bounced me off the wall, lips landing on my neck as he sucked, moans pouring out of me at a torrid pace.

“Oh Katsu, yes! I’m a good girl, give it to me like I deserve!” Slapping sounds filled the room and I couldn’t believe he hadn’t pushed me through the wall yet. He was obliterating me, pounding in and out at such a rapid pace I could barely hold myself up. One hand reached under my shirt and pulled a tit free, rubbing his fingers over the nipple making me arch my back into him. My skirt was bouncing along with every movement, he hadn’t even bothered to remove it before he went balls deep.

“God, baby, I love the way you take my cock!” He hissed as his hand fell down and fingers rubbed my clit.

“Yes, Katsu! Finish me! Ohhh, I’m cumming baby!” I squealed as my walls quivered around his dick, shockwaves of pleasure almost making me collapse as his hands grabbed my waist and held me up. His hips bucked hard, thrusting once more and cumming, cock sheathed to the hilt as he shot his seed deep inside. He wrapped his arms around me and helped me to the bed, grabbing me new panties from the drawer and handing them to me.

‘That’s how you make a baby. When we are ready, I can’t wait to try every day.” He laughed as he climbed in bed and snuggled into my chest.

“Our kids will be giant pains, you know that right?” I giggled as he kissed my neck.

“We can handle it. Shit, we survived, right?”

“Your right. Goodnight, Katsu.”

“Goodnight, angel.”

Monday morning. I used to hate Monday…well every morning, actually. I had always been a bit of a night owl, and getting up before ten made me angry. Waking up next to Katsuki made every day better. I couldn’t wait to wake up and spend our time together, but secretly wished we could just stay in bed together forever. I mean, we would have to eat but, you get the picture. Today was week two at my new job, and week three of being with Katsuki. It was hard to believe how much had changed in that time. As Kirishima, Mina and I walked into work, I noticed more people staring at us than usual. Mina was eyeing me, and Kiri wouldn’t make eye contact.

“So, I guess you saw the news story.” Mina squinted at me and clasped her hands together.

“We did, and it looks like most everyone else did too, by the looks we are getting. There was a whole thing on social media last night about you two and everything. They were arguing if the grainy shot of your soulmark was his name.”

“Great, the crazies are already out. Well, I’m not hiding it so they will see it clearly soon enough.”

“It will be fine. You may have to deal with some crazy female fans, but they are nothing. It’s best to just ignore them, and stay off the sites for a while. People are nuts. I deleted my twitter after news broke that Kiri and I were dating. People said the cruelest things. It will die down after a while, and they will forget. That’s why I’m back online.” She laughed. She was right, none of those people’s opinions mattered. Katsuki was the only thing that mattered. I was thrilled when I saw my partner this week was Shoji. He had one of the most awesome quirks I had ever seen, and didn’t come to many of Mina’s gatherings so I didn’t know him as well as I wanted to. He could create duplicate arms, with ears, mouths, eyes or just more hands attached. He was amazing in up close combat, and was super strong to boot. We spent the week chatting about life, he was married with a small kid, that’s why he didn’t come out that often. He had gone to UA, along with everyone else, they had all grown up together. I sort of felt like I was joining an exclusive club as an outsider. Katsuki had stayed at my house all week, and I didn’t mind one bit. I loved spending time with him, getting to know everything about him as fast as I could. He was like a book I couldn’t stop reading. The talk hadn’t let up, social media still a blaze over our coupling, mainly angry fangirls (and boys) denying that my soulmark was real. One even said I just had it tattooed. I laughed at that one, oblivious to how the whole thing worked. Someone had read my mind and posted the ‘that’s not how any of this works’ meme on the thread, and it made me smile. At least not everyone was against us. I was sitting on the couch Friday after work when he came busting through the door.

“Get dressed, we are going out.” He exclaimed as he rushed past me. What the hell?

“Wait! Where are we going?”

“It’s a surprise, just put on something amazing. You have 45 minutes until we have to leave or we will miss our reservations.” I rushed up the stairs, thank god I already showered. I rummaged through my closet and found a dress I had forgotten about. I had gotten it for Rick’s five-year anniversary party that I never got to go to because I was stuck working an emergency. In fairness, he had to leave half way through himself. It was a scoop neck red velvet dress with spaghetti straps and matching pumps. It would show off the mark perfectly. The hem fell just below my knees, so I threw on a pair of black knee highs before putting the dress on. I had gained a bit of weight since I bought it, but it fell in all the right places. It hugged my breasts and thighs like a glove. My hair was still damp so I threw in some gel and worked it through, scrunching it until damp ringlets hung in my face. Tonight called for something special, and I grabbed my makeup bag. I didn’t wear it often, but he was taking me out to show me off, and I wanted to look my best for all the people who would no doubt be watching our every move. My red lipstick sparkled as I finished, hearing him call up the stairs.

“Five minutes!”

“I’m ready, be right down!” I called as I grabbed my shoes. He took one look at me and backed into the wall like someone shot him.

“Holy fucking shit, you look absolutely stunning!” He raved as he made his way to me. He didn’t look half bad either, dressed in black dress pants and a plum button up shirt, unbuttoned two buttons at the top.

“You look good enough to eat.” I laughed as I grabbed his chin. He leaned in for a kiss and I backed away. “I just put this lipstick on, mister, don’t go smearing it all over.” He gave me a long, lingering kiss on my forehead and smiled.

“Let’s go eat dinner first, and save dessert for later.” We headed for the car, well, this was new. We hardly ever drove anywhere. I guess we were all dressed up, it made sense. As we got closer to the city I started wondering exactly where we were going. We always got more local things. He headed for the heart of the city, everything lit up brightly as we made our way to a rather fancy part of town. He turned down a street and my eyes lit up. No fucking way!

“Katsu! Are we going to the new steakhouse?” I screamed as he chuckled at me.

“We are…”

“But how? Reservations take months.”

“I’m Ground Zero, I pulled my weight a bit. Told them how sad you would be not to enjoy their food.” He winked as I grinned. I told him I wanted to go here. It had only been open a few months but had rave reviews and a line a mile long. It was so-owned by a husband and wife, she being from Chicago, and this place did both Japanese and American style cuisine. We pulled right up to the valet, door opening for me as I stepped out. Katsuki rushed around the car to take my arm and we walked right in, past the line to the hostess.

“Ground Zero, Iron Maiden! I am so glad you could join us this evening, here right this way.” She took us all the way to the back of the restaurant, a nice booth in the corner where we might actually get some privacy. A lovely woman with bright blue flowing hair came to the table with a bottle of wine.

“Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda Miller, and I own this place. Please, order anything from the menu anyway you like it. Feel free to mix the American and Japanese side dishes with your meals. We have some things here you may have not had other places. Iron Maiden, your Mother is from America, right?”

“Yes, she is, and thank you, this place is fabulous. I have heard good things about your American food, and plan to take advantage.”

“If you don’t like it, just tell your server and they will bring something to substitute it. I also want to tell you we have two very popular desserts tonight. You can still get the ones from the menu, but in addition we also have two popular in Chicago. Cherry cheesecake and a hot fudge brownie ice cream cake.” My eyes grew wide.

“Whatever that last thing you said was, I’m going to want that for sure.” I laughed as Katsuki shook his head.

“I’ll make sure we don’t run out before then. Your server will give you a few minutes to look over the menu. Enjoy this bottle of wine, on the house with my compliments.” She walked away, leaving me in awe. Everything on the menu looked amazing. Katsuki looked as lost as I was.

“So, what are you getting?” He asked as he stared at the menu.

“I can’t make up my mind! I want the fillet, but the surf and turf with lobster looks amazing too. And I have to pick three sides too? Ugh…this is so hard.” He poured us each a glass of wine and the waiter came to take our orders.

“We are sticking all American tonight. I’m going to have the surf and turf, with lobster and shrimp. A salad, loaded mashed potatoes and green beans for me, please.” He grinned.

“And I will have the fillet minion, cooked medium well with a salad, a baked potato with sour cream, and baby carrots.”

“Wonderful choices. That will be out in a jiffy, for you.” He looked a bit shocked to be serving us, it seemed like everyone on the planet was in our business. I took a sip of wine and smiled.

“Oh yum, this is good, Katsu.” I grinned at him. He slid his hand into my free one resting on the bench between us.

“I’ll do anything to make you happy. It’s all I want to do now, to see your smiling face every day.” Our salads came and we began to eat, the main course coming quickly as I salivated at the food in front of me.

“Oh my god this looks so good!” I squealed as I squeezed sour cream onto my potato. I picked this up from Mom, it was one of the things she incorporated into meals from America. It had been a while since I had had one. The food was delicious, cooked perfectly and to die for. He shared some of his lobster and shrimp with me, and I realized we were going to have to come back here somehow so I could get that next time. This place deserved the rave reviews. Amanda came back to the table when she noticed the wine bottle empty and the food disappearing.

“How is everything? More wine?”

“Yes, we will take another bottle of what we had. We both really enjoyed it.”

“Wonderful, what about a dessert for you, sir?”

“I’d like to try that cherry cheesecake you spoke of, along with her fudge ice cream thing.”

“I’ll be right back.” She returned quickly with the wine, people coming out to clear the table of the empty dishes. A few minutes later, she returned carrying our desserts. I almost fell under the table, body melting at the sight of it. Katsuki chuckled as she sat it in front of me. It was as big as my face, a huge chocolate cake brownie with two scoops of vanilla ice cream covered in whipped cream, chocolate sauce and caramel. His looked equally as good, cherries covering a slice of cheesecake as big as my hand. “Please, enjoy.”

“Here, take a bite of mine before your mouth is tainted with chocolate.” He laughed as he took a forkful and put it to my mouth. I took the bite, and immediately wanted more. It was so rich, but light and the cherries were so sweet. But, the smell of the chocolate overpowered me, digging into my own and eating until I shouldn’t have. His was finished as he watched me eat mine.

“Here, eat some, please, I’m dying.” I laughed as he grabbed his spoon. I was full, and a bit buzzed from the wine when the check arrived. This was an amazing night, and I was sad it was over.

“Come on, let’s get home and get you out of that dress.”

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Chapter Ten

Sparring and Surprises

I had way more wine than he had. He may have been slightly buzzed, but I know I drank almost the entire second bottle by myself. We walked to the exit and I was feeling pretty good. He was holding my arm as we went through the doors into a sea of flashes. What the hell? It was so bright.

“Are you two a couple?”

“Is that really a soulmark? Are you soulmates?”

“What does Tempest think about all this?”

“Yes, we are a fucking couple. Yes, she is my soulmate. Her Mom loves me.” He barked as we pushed passed and into the car. I couldn’t stop the drunken laughter that took over as he pulled away. Normally I would be mortified in this position, but between being drunk and how fucking funny he was, I found it hysterical.

“Shut it, babycakes. You are going to get it when we get home.” By the time we reached the house, my heart was racing imagining what he was going to do to me. We still hadn’t used the handcuffs, I really wanted to try those. I hopped out of the car and skipped to the door as he watched like a predator ready to strike. I wobbled a bit on my feet and he caught me, chuckling to himself as he opened the door. “You are drunk, aren’t you?” He pointed at me as I whistled and looked away.

“I’m not that drunk, I feel fine.” I said as I walked to him. He took my hand and we went upstairs, acting a bit surprised when I didn’t falter going up them. I unzipped my dress at the foot of the bed and let it fall to the floor, peeling off my knee highs leaving only my bra and panties behind. His pants and shirt were gone quick, his hands caressing my body before he gently pushed us to the bed. As soon as I went horizontal, I knew I was in trouble. My head began to spin as he kissed my neck, and not in a good way. Shit, maybe I wasn’t fine. “Katsu, let me up!” I mumbled as I pushed him off. My hand flew to my mouth as I ran for the bathroom, making it just in time to heave my stomach into the toilet. He followed quickly behind, holding my hair up as I continued, all the tasty dishes from earlier waiting to be flushed.

“I’m going to get you some water, stay right here.” I rested my head against the sink and scolded myself. “We shouldn’t have gotten that second bottle of wine.” He groaned as he handed me the glass. I drank it and he picked me up from the floor and carried me to bed. “Sleep it off, baby.” He whispered as he kissed my cheek and wrapped me in his arms. My head was still slightly spinning as I fell asleep, man, was I going to have a hangover in the morning.

I was dreaming of food, pancakes to be exact. Light fluffy, delicious…they smell so real! I could feel myself drooling as I heard a voice calling me.

“Come one babe, wake up. Breakfast…well, lunch is ready.” I opened my eyes and he was gently shaking my shoulders. Oh, I felt like death. “Food will help, I promise. I also have some tea for it, too.” I got up and dressed, making my way to the kitchen as he plated up food. Over easy eggs with potatoes and tomatoes, my favorite. The food did make me feel better, and so did the tea.

“Thank you. I had a really nice time until I ruined it.”

“You didn’t ruin anything. It was still a great time.”

“But you went to all that trouble…”

“And we had a good time. That’s all that matters. Dessert just got put on hold until tonight, that’s all.” He grinned as I turned pink. He was going to punish me for making him wait, and I was going to enjoy it. I was cleaning the dishes when the bell rang. Katsuki got up and answered, and I was surprised to see who was at the door.

“Rick, what are you doing here?”

“Today is the big sparring match, didn’t he tell you?” I looked at Katsuki and he shrugged.

“No, he didn’t.” He walked in, followed by his wife.

“Oh, Rita! It’s so good to see you! This is Bakugo Katsuki.”

“It’s my pleasure, I am a fan. I was so happy to hear about your soulmarks, it’s really amazing, isn’t it?”

“Nice to meet you. Sorry in advance for the ass kicking your husband is about to receive.”

“You will try, let’s just wait to see who comes out on top.” Oh boy. Rick was super competitive, just like Katsuki. I looked at Rita and rolled my eyes. I had known her almost my entire life, she was like a big sister to me in many ways. Her parents actually moved to Okinawa so she could be closer to him when they were kids, allowing them to go to school together and solidify their relationship at a young age. I was always jealous of their relationship, everything between them always seemed perfect. I mean, they did fight, but not anything serious. She actually works for Mom at her foundation, has since the very beginning. EWQ, or Empowering Women with Quirks was something that my mother dreamed of. When she was growing up in America, even women who had powerful quirks were routinely turned down for hero work. It happened to her, when she was trying to break in as a sidekick, a male hero was hired who had a much lesser ability than her and she started a crusade alongside her best friend to make a change. The founded the company together, her best friend Tabitha anchoring the American side, while Mom started in Japan. After I was in school, she worked tirelessly getting the company off the ground, and about ten years ago, she made it a reality. The centers that popped up all aim to help educate and find jobs for women with quirks, and not just hero work. You see, the sad truth is more men than you think are afraid of women who may be more powerful than them. Even trying to land a job like a teacher, or retail worker had its challenges when the woman has a strong quirk. The centers have a wealth of knowledge, including helping with paperwork, reading about your rights as a worker, pretty much anything a woman could need while on a job search. They also had councilors and legal advisories on staff, so you could go there with any problem you had. It was a life saver for many women, and since the project started, there has been a dramatic increase in female workers in pretty much every field of work. I think some just needed the confidence that someone was standing beside them, rooting them on. I was so proud of Mom, for everything she accomplished and all the people she helped along the way. Even retired, she still needed to be a hero.

“Are you two coming to witness the carnage?” Katsuki turned to me and laughed.

“Uh, yes! I’ll step in if needed.” I joked as I poked his ribs. We took off for Endeavor’s training center, knowing full well it would be demolished when they were through. Katsuki said he got permission, and when we arrived both Shoto and Endeavor were waiting.

“Welcome, Iron Grenade. I hope you don’t mind, when Shoto told me this was going to take place, I couldn’t help but gather a small audience. A sparring match like this is too good to pass up.” Endeavor said as he laughed heartily. He had changed so much in the last few years. He used to be a cold, hard hero. Then, he had some really bad times. I knew a bit about it, watching the news stories from the island, but not enough to know what had changed him into a warmer, gentler person. He turned to the grandstands where people were scattered…oh my god, he really brought an audience. Rita and I walked to them to take a seat and I looked around at the people watching. Kaminari was here, but he refused to make eye contact. I didn’t know anyone else here, a few I thought I recognized, but wasn’t positive. Oh, wait, Edgeshot is here. OH! So is MIDNIGHT! I was going to have to say hello to her before we left, she was always one of my favorite’s growing up. Rita and I were sitting alone on one side of the bleachers when she turned to me like she had something on her mind.

“Hey, Rita. We haven’t talked in a long time, how is everything going?” She gave me a small smile. She knew she could talk to me about anything, we had chatted my entire life. I told her things I would never tell Mom, and we had our own secrets that we kept, just like sisters do.

“No, it’s nothing, really. It’s stupid.” She muttered as she looked away. Something was up.

“Come on, tell me. Whatever the stupid shit is, you can tell me. I have filled your head with stupid shit for years.”

“No, really…”

“RITA!”

“OK ALL RIGHT? I’m jealous of you. How petty of me, right?” Jealous?

“But…of what?”

“Well… you got to wait until you had fun before you found your soulmate.”

“What do you…” Oh. I get it. I had always wondered if I could be in a relationship as long as they had been. Pretty much inseparable from the age of five, they had done just about everything together. All the time. Together. Neither ever dated anyone else, had romantic feelings for anyone else because they were soulmates, and made for each other. “Rita, I get it.”

“I’m a horrible person!”

“No, you are not! I totally understand, believe it or not. I always wondered if it was as easy as you made it out to be. When I would show up at events with different guys every time. I had no idea I would ever find my soulmate…”

“You just got to experience so much more than me because of it, and now you can settle down and enjoy getting to know your soulmate, hear stories of his childhood for the first time. I am happy I met Rick when we were young, but sometimes I wish we could have met ten years ago, after we were finished with school.” I got to find something new about Katsuki every day, but she didn’t. She knew just about everything about him already.

“Understandable. But let me tell you this, just because I had more experience doesn’t mean it was better. Yeah, I messed around with a bunch of guys, and I partied without a soulmate around to worry about hurting. But none of those men compare to what Katsuki is. The way I feel about him after such a short time makes me wish I would have had the chance to see him grow into the man he is today. Sure, he can tell me stories, but you lived those stories with Rick.” I was cut off by a huge explosion. Well, here we go. Everyone turned their attention to the arena where the boys were tearing it up. They were both so powerful, Rick had gotten stronger since the last time I saw him in action. They flew around the arena, trashing the entire place as the crowd on the other side hooted and hollered. Endeavor was on the opposite side of the ring with Shoto, standing above to observe. Katsuki was able to land a few punches, which surprised me. Rick wasn’t used to someone getting so close to him, but Katsuki’s explosions were taking care of his metal blasts and also hindering his sightlines. After a few more minutes of blasting around, I could tell they were both getting tired. Both went out on a last-ditch effort, throwing all their power into one final blow. Katsuki blocked Rick’s attack, but unfortunately it was heading right for us. Shards of metal followed by a huge ball of fire were flying at us at a high rate of speed, enough to cover the entire bleachers. In my mind I visualized all the pieces forming a giant shield to block the explosion and when I raised my hand, it happened. The large shards came together as one, coming to a stop right at the start of the bleachers. I raised my other hand to brace for the explosion, and it almost knocked me over. I could hear both Katsuki and Rick shouting.

“Shit! Is everyone ok?” Katsuki screamed up at the bleachers. Everyone’s eyes were on me, staring at me in amazement.

“Yeah, we are fine, no thanks to you two. Good match, though.” Midnight laughed as she made her way toward me. “Iron Maiden, I presume? That was some quick thinking, making that shield. Recovery Girl would have been pissed if she had to come in on a Saturday.” After retiring from UA, Recovery Girl is now on call for hero emergencies. Yeah, she would have been pissed.

“Thank you and please, call me Anna. It’s a pleasure to meet you, I have always admired you.”

“That’s high praise coming from Tempest’s daughter, I am honored. Your Mom and I had our share of laughs together back in the day, and I must say, I love your new hero costume.” Oh, so she had seen the news, too. Had everyone on the planet seen that damn thing?

“I patterned the mask after the shape of yours. I always loved how it made your eyes pop.”

“I noticed the rest was inspired by a certain combustible hero who almost killed us all just now.” She giggled as she eyed me. This was Midnight, after all. She would probably love to hear every juicy detail.

“I am guessing you saw the news clip?” She nodded. I grabbed my collar and pulled my shirt down so she could see the soulmark. Her hands flew to her face and she squealed.

“So, it’s true! He’s your soulmate!”

“Yes, it’s true. I didn’t tattoo it on just to land him, like some weirdos think. It appeared when I punched him in the face while showing Ochaco what I could do at my hiring.” A new face walked up, one I thought I recognized but couldn’t place.

“Let the weirdos be weirdos. Hi, I’m Kendo. That was some great work you just did there.” Oh yeah, the pro hero Battle Fist. Her hands could grow to a giant size, easily destroying villains at close range.

“Oh, hi! Please call me Anna. I thought I recognized you, I have some of your cosmetics as well!”

“Hey, thanks! I love that little side job. The quality is so good I couldn’t pass up the offer to work with them. What brings you to this little skirmish?” Oh, she didn’t know?

“Well, this is Rita, Iron Grenade’s wife, and I’m his sister.”

“Wow, really? So, Tempest is your Mom?” I nodded my head. “She is such an inspiration; we are all lucky to have her.”

“You are right about that.” I said as another new face approached. He smiled like we knew each other, but I had a feeling he had me confused with someone else. He frowned and turned to Kendo.

“See, I told you she wouldn’t remember.” Kendo rolled her eyes at him.

“Change, you moron.” He looked at her and a light bulb went off in his head. He turned on his quirk and his whole body changed into metal and my eyes widened. No way!

“TETSU!!” I shouted as I jumped into his arms. It had been fifteen years since I had seen him.

“You do remember!” He laughed as he spun me around.

“Of course, I do! That was the best summer of my life!” I giggled as Katsuki approached with raised brows. Kendo was eyeing us as well. “Guys, we were ten. We spent the summer together with a bunch of other kids with metal quirks! Tetsu and I were partners and we won first place in the final trials.” Katsuki let out a sigh and Kendo grinned. He had changed quite a bit, as had I, I guess, but I would know that metal form anywhere. “What brings you here?”

“I work here, so does Kendo, my fiancée.” My mouth opened into a squeal and I jumped up and down. We may have lost touch after that summer, but he always remained in my thoughts. I was happy to see him doing well and happy. Winning those trials was a huge thing for me, with my brother already working as a sidekick I had a lot to prove at ten-years-old. We helped each other, and he felt like a brother to me.

“That means I can see the both of you often! I am working with Ochaco now!”

“Shit, really? Kirishima is one of my best buds, we hang often. We will have to make sure to drop by one of their parties soon.”

“You should, because I’m one of their neighbors. Everyone has been so great to me since I have moved here.”

“Stay away from Kaminari. I’m sure they have already warned you about Mineta.” Kendo laughed as I sighed.

“I have met both, but they backed away quickly when they saw my soulmate mark.”

“Oh my god a soulmate? How lucky, have you met him?” Kendo cried out as she watched Katsuki’s arms wrap around my waist. Midnight giggled as I gripped his hands.

“I have, and so have you.” I smiled as he placed a quick kiss on my lips.

“Oh my, well, that is a surprise. Congratulations.” Kendo said with wide eyes. Tetsu was absolutely shocked.

“This jackass?” He laughed as he ran his hands through his hair.

“Yes, this jerk right here.” I laughed as we were interrupted once again, this time by Endeavor himself.

“I’m sorry, I should have introduced myself earlier, I didn’t realize who you were. It is a pleasure to meet you, Iron Maiden. I am Endeavor, and I apologize for not extending the same welcome I did for your brother.”

“No, Endeavor Sir, It’s fine. It’s an honor to meet you.” He gave Katsuki a strange look as he gazed upon his arms wrapped around my waist.

“Is this the reason for your attitude adjustment the last few weeks? I approve.” He laughed as he and Shoto walked away. Everyone else dispersed and left the four of us to go home together.

“Hey, if you want, we could all have dinner at my place? I just went shopping and have a full fridge…”

“That sounds great, but we have reservations. I couldn’t come all the way here and miss out on eating at that new steakhouse.”

“Aww…you are going there? It’s sooo good, but go easy on the wine.” I moaned as Katsuki rubbed my back. I was feeling fine now, but the thought of wine made my stomach turn. We got to the condo and they headed to their car.

“Hey, Rick, next time it won’t be a tie.”

“You are on, maybe somewhere out in the open where we won’t have to hold back.” Oh, good lord. “You know, maybe you could come to the island one time. I’m sure my parents would love to see you both, and we could spar behind my training center.” Oh no.

“Deal. Don’t blame me when your place is turned to ash.” For the love…

“All right you two, enough for now. If you are both good boys maybe I will allow it.” I laughed as they jumped in the car.

“See ya, Sis. Later, Zero.”

“Bye Anna! Hope to see you soon.”

“Rita, you can call me anytime, remember! Bye guys, safe travels. Oh! And get the baked potato, Rick! It was amazing!” I yelled as they drove away waving. I plopped down on the couch and he headed right for the fridge.

“Let’s see what kind of…OH MY! You have all kinds of shit in here!” He mumbled as he sifted through the groceries.

“Check the two cabinets above the counter, too, they are full.” I laughed as he made contented noises form the kitchen. “What are you so happy about?” I giggled as I stood and joined him.

“It’s just, I love to cook. I really do. I really like cooking for two.” He hummed as he threw a bunch of ingredients on the counter. He grabbed my wok and oil, setting it on the flame as I watched him literally create magic in the kitchen. I was an ok cook, sure, but he was just amazing. So quick, and efficient, everything was done in order like he worked on a kitchen line at a fancy eatery. When he was done, we had fried pork cutlet ramen, perfectly cooked and I almost cried. I didn’t know how he did it, he was good at EVERYTHING. “Anna, why are you staring at your food instead of eating it?” He laughed as he started to slurp his.

“How are you so perfect? You are hot, and smart, and strong, and you can cook better than most chefs. Are you good at everything you try?” I laughed, but it was a bit sarcastic.

“Almost. I tried ice skating once, I sucked at it.” He shrugged as he chewed on pork, noodle hanging from his mouth and I lost it. The laughter erupted from my gut and bellowed out, leaving him utterly mystified at my outburst.

“You are the cutest fucking thing I have ever seen in my life!” I squealed as he turned a bit red. Still, after all the time we spent together, I had that effect on him. “You should hurry up and clean your mess, I’ll be in bed waiting. And don’t you come up until the dishes are done.” I shook my finger at him playfully. I had a plan for tonight, and needed a few minutes to get ready.

“Oh, you think you are in charge tonight?” He growled as he picked up the plates and headed to the sink.

“Maybe, maybe you are in for a treat.” I purred as I slinked up the stairs. He narrowed his eyes at me and turned on the water as I quickly made my way to the bedroom. I only had a few minutes before he would come charging in, and I wanted to be ready. I quickly stripped and grabbed the handcuffs from the box. I had been practicing how to secure myself to the headboard poles for a few days. When I heard him coming up the stairs I got in place, and when he walked in the door he screamed.

“You have got to be kidding me!” I was sprawled out on the bed, naked, with my legs spread and both hands handcuffed to the headboard.

“I was a bad girl, Katsu. I laughed at you, now I need to be punished.” His clothes flew off and he stalked the side of the bed, gazing at me as I struggled a bit against the handcuffs. He stroked his dick as I started to moan for him. I could feel the arousal dripping from my cunt as he knelt on the bed beside me, pulling on my nipples as he licked his lips.

“Now, where do I start?” I snarled as he bit my breast. I howled as he took each one in his mouth and devoured them, littering each with bruises. He brushed his cock across my lips and I opened my mouth, taking in his length until I gagged. He thrust in and out forcefully a few times until it was rock hard and coated in my saliva and his precum. He grinned wickedly as he straddled me, rubbing his tip against my folds as I groaned. Dammit, just fuck me already! Like he read my mind, he shoved his way inside, pumping like a mad man as my torso bucked against him. My arms thrashed against the handcuffs, wanting desperately to touch him as he went to town on me. He was gazing down at me, eyes hazy as he watched my tits jiggle out of control under his movements. He leaned in and started kissing them harshly, catching them in his mouth as they bounced freely, eventually moving his way to my neck. His deep thrusts were starting to make me lose control, my hips raising to crash into his as his rhythm intensified. “Oh, Anna! Fuck!” He cried as he spilled his seed deep inside as he gazed down at me. His lips crashed to mine and I came, screaming into his mouth as I thrashed against him as he held me tight. Reaching up and undoing the handcuffs, my hands sprung free and ruffled his hair as he clung to me. “You mean so much to me.” He whispered as he rolled off and wrapped me in his arms. Those were big words coming from him, and I was so happy he said them.

“You mean a lot to me too, Katsu. I’m so happy I found you.” I fell asleep in his arms, confident that this soulmate thing would work out better than I could have thought.

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Chapter Eleven

Birthday from Hell

Katsu? Are you even listening to me?” I hollered down the stairs.

“Yes, babe, I heard you. Mina’s. Tomorrow, your Birthday party that you don’t want that Mina is forcing you to have. Got it.” It had been two months since Katsuki and I met that day at Ochaco’s sparring session. We had become inseparable, spending all our time together when we weren’t working. He had started joking about me coming to be his partner at Endeavor’s, but I didn’t know how everyone else would feel about that. I’m not saying I didn’t want to be his partner, but I liked the people I worked with. I had the chance to work with everyone once, and we all had a great time together. Sero was a bit awkward at first, but by the end of the week we were pals. The media storm had calmed down a bit, finally. After his outburst at the steak house, tabloids followed us everywhere trying to get the scoop we already told them about. Pictures of us went from front page headlines to back page filler, and I was glad for it. We spent a lot of nights at Mina’s, she and Kirishima decided to dump his condo next month when the lease was up and just live in hers. He practically did anyway. I wondered if that gave Katsuki any ideas. We spent eighty percent of our time here at mine, he even had a drawer for his clothes in my room. Come on now, Anna. That’s a big commitment for two months. Mina was insisting on throwing me a huge party at her house when all I wanted to do was eat gelato with Katsuki on the couch.

“I told her no, and she invited people anyway, Kiri said she even has a sign.” I groaned as he came into the bedroom.

“It will be fun, and you will enjoy yourself, despite all the whining. Think of all the presents you will get!” He laughed as he jumped on the bed.

“Yeah, I guess you are right, presents are pretty rad.” I giggled as I cuddled into his chest. His fingers twirled my hair as I fell asleep.

I was sitting on the couch in the living room when he called me from upstairs. I ran up to see what he wanted, and he was standing in the bedroom door with a big box. It was wrapped with a big bow and I clapped my hands.

“Oh! I get my present before the party?”

“Yep. Come on, open it.” I walked in and he placed it on the bed. This better not just be some sexy lingerie. Not that I minded, just not as my gift. I opened the box and it held another box, and another, until there was only a small box left at the bottom. I looked at him and he shrugged. I opened the last box and my mouth dropped. It was a heart shaped pendant in diamonds. It shimmered under the light as tears welled in my eyes.

“Thank you, Katsu! I love it!” I cried as I pulled it from its secure wrap and held it up. He leaned in close and gave me a soft kiss on the lips.

“I love you.” What?

“Katsu…”

“Anna, I love you. I have since the moment we met. It seems stupid for me not to tell you how I feel. I don’t expect…”

“I love you! I love you so much, Katsu!” We embraced, my hand still clutching the necklace as I thought he may squeeze me to death. He started kissing my neck and I pulled back laughing. “Sorry, jerk. I may love you, but I also have to get ready for my own party I didn’t want.” I pushed away as he cackled.

“Presents!!” He hollered as I headed to change. He said it so casually, like there was no thought involved at all. I knew I loved him a while ago, pretty much from the very first night, but to hear him say those words made my heart sing like it had never before. Tonight was going to be so much fun, celebrating with all my new friends and the love of my life.

“That necklace is amazing!” Kendo whistled as we sat around the fire in Mina’s backyard. She really pulled out all the stops, stocking the bar and making some fabulous food. They had showered me with gifts, mainly gift cards but Momo got me an awesome picture frame, and Mina got me booze.

“He has good taste, what can I say?” I laughed as Katsuki looked up from playing poker. The guys were in the middle of a real battle while the girls chatted and drank around the fire. This was the best birthday I had in a long time, and we were all having a blast when all our phones started going off. Oh crap, there isn’t an emergency, is there? Everyone went for their phones. A shit ton of social media notifications were pouring in. Now what? I opened it up and saw I had been tagged with most of the others here in a post. I clicked on it and heard Mina cry out.

“No, Anna! Don’t click on it!” Oh shit, is it a virus? I already clicked. What. The. Fuck. Everyone in the yard was silent as time went by in slow motion. I heard commotion behind me as I watched my phone with tears streaming down my face. I became conscious of the things around me beginning to float from their positions, the anger inside me rising to the surface and I had to use all my strength not to throw every object in this backyard at him at once. I shut my eyes but couldn’t un-see it, the man who had just told me he loves me with his cock inside someone else. The video was very clear, and there was absolutely no mistaking it.

“Holy shit, Anna! No, it’s not what you think!” The caption on the tweet said ‘Happy Birthday from the whore who had your man’s dick.’ I almost threw up, rising to my feet and walking right out of the back yard. I heard voices calling to me, but I ignored them, picking up the pace and started to run as a burning pain set into my heart. I told him nothing mattered except this. He couldn’t cheat, it was the only thing. How could he do this to me?

“Dude! Let her go!”

“No, shitty hair! Let me go! I have to explain!”

“Explain what, exactly? That you are a piece of shit?” Mina snarled as the girls all stood arms crossed glaring at him.

“No! Fucking Christ, you guys! Don’t you recognize that bitch? It’s the one from the bar years ago. I haven’t seen her in years. You guys know I would never…” This is it. I’m done. I can’t hold it back. Tears came flowing down my cheeks as my heart raced. I could feel how much pain she was in, she needed to know the truth. She thinks I cheated, I didn’t. “Here, look, assholes!” I handed pinky my phone that was paused on a frame of the movie.

“Shit, your scar isn’t there.” The group looked at me and Red finally let me go.

“No, because this was taken almost four years ago. This bitch is just cashing in on our popularity. I’ll take care of her; she will be ruined when I am done. But right now, I need to find Anna.”

It took longer for the pounding at my door to come than I expected. I was still sobbing, rolled up in a ball on the couch when he arrived. I had deadbolted the doors so he couldn’t come inside. I couldn’t even look at him right now.

“Please Anna. Please talk to me. I swear to god it isn’t what it looks like.”

“I know exactly what I saw, Bakugo. Leave me alone. I’ll put your stuff on the porch in the morning for you.”

“I’m not leaving. If I have to yell it through the door, I will. I don’t care.” I was silent, so he continued. “That video is four years old, and I didn’t even know it existed until now. That was the chick I was seeing from the bar. I’m glad she used that angle.”

“Why, so you had a great view of you dick ramming into her?”

“No, because it caught a clear view of my face.”

“That is the stupidest…”

“My scar isn’t there. Anna, do you know how I got my scar?” I was silent. If that was true then… “I got it two years ago on my birthday. We all went to the beach and I went wakeboarding. The damn thing bounced up and took a nice chunk out of my jaw. Took weeks to heal, and left that nice, jagged scar on my face. I know you don’t want to see the video, hell, I don’t want to see it, but I have it paused so you can see…” I got up and opened the door to a tear stained Katsuki, grief and sadness filling his eyes. He stepped inside and handed me the phone. I didn’t want to look, but I needed to. My stomach fluttered and when I finally did, the freeze frame was clear as day, showing a thinner, younger and scar less face. Relief washed over me as tears sprang up in my eyes.

“Here I thought you got that scar from some giant fight. That’s a pretty lame scar story.”

“Are we ok? That bitch is going to get her ass handed to her. She’s going to wish she didn’t mess with us.” I thought about it for a second.

“You don’t have to go after her. She is just jealous. I’m glad she shot it that way too. From a different angle she may have pulled it off.”

“But aren’t you mad…” How could I be mad? Mad at him for having sex with someone years before he met me? I knew he wasn’t a virgin when we got together, and I sure as hell wasn’t either. I couldn’t hold that against him, how could I?

“I’m mad that that woman took and released the video, but not at you. How could I be? I can’t punish you for things you did before we met, that’s crazy. I said before that the only thing that would split us up was cheating and having sex with a woman four years before we met isn’t cheating. I hope the video disappears quickly, but she failed. If she was trying to break us apart, she made a horrible mistake.”

“I love you so much, I’m so sorry you had to see that, especially today…”

“It’s ok. I’m fine. No, I didn’t want to see that, but it happened, and we dealt with it. I’m sorry I over reacted.”

“You did not. Honestly I was bracing for everything in the yard to land on me before you left.”

“The thought crossed my mind.” I smirked.

“I’m going to run and grab our stuff from Red’s. I’ll be right back, ok?”

“Tell everyone I’m sorry about running off like that…”

“They get it. I’ll tell Mina you will call her tomorrow.” He walked out the front door and I let out a huge sob. While I knew he hadn’t cheated, the sight of that still pissed me off. How dare she? Some bar slut with a jealous ax to grind. She had been holding onto the video for a long time, no doubt to use it against him like this. I opened my app and noticed the video had already been taken down, the site doesn’t allow porn, after all. It had only been up for an hour at most, and it killed me to think of how many people had seen it and saved it before it was deleted. He would have to deal with this the rest of his life. Maybe he should go after her. Not for my sake, but for his. A new notification popped up that I was tagged in and it was from the same woman, a still shot from the video that wasn’t graphic enough to get banned. It was almost the same shot Katsuki had showed me, and it was getting hundreds of likes a minute. You couldn’t see anything in this shot except his face and chest and the back of her bright green haired head. His perfectly clean shaven, almost baby faced, scar-less face. Looking at it made me realize just how long ago this was. His chest was smaller, less muscular as were his abs. He was only like, 20 or 21 in this. His arms were much smaller, and I bet his thighs were, as well. I started chuckling. What a bitch. I couldn’t stop myself, I had to react. It just wasn’t what she was expecting. The photo had the same caption the video had, and I graced her with a response.

‘Thanks for the Birthday wishes. I really appreciate them. I also appreciate you showing me how cute Katsu was when he was younger. How the time flies by, four years later. It’s a shame you will never see the man he became; his chiseled and scarred body is so much hotter now.’

And... send. Not sure if I should have done that, but it’s done. It may have been petty, but it made me feel good. Katsuki walked in the door with a handful of shit, mostly my presents, and Mina.

“She wouldn’t let me go unless I promised to let her see you first.” He shrugged as he sat the stuff down on the counter and headed upstairs. He looked sad, and terrified.

“Anna, are you ok? Really?”

“Yes Mina, I’m fine…” Her phone was blowing up. Nonstop notifications were happening on both of our devices. She scrolled through and burst into laughter.

“OH MY GOD, ANNA! Your reply! I’m dying!” I looked at her and scrolled to my post, it already had almost five thousand likes and a bunch of comments supporting Katsuki and I. I had almost a hundred new followers, I had just posted that five minutes ago! Wait, she just replied.

‘Enjoy my sloppy seconds, bitch.’ God, she just kept leaving herself wide open.

‘I do. Sometimes twice a day.’ She wouldn’t win this war; she didn’t know who she was dealing with.

“Jesus, Anna, you are vicious. Remind me to stay on your good side. I see you are ok, so I will leave. I just wanted to make sure he wasn’t pressuring you into seeing him.”

“No, really Mina. It’s good. I’m sorry I flipped out and ran, I should have let him explain.”

“No one blames you. None of us noticed the scar was missing until he pointed it out. We were all pissed at him, and I kind of feel bad. The anger blocked my rational thinking and allowed me to think the worst, when I knew he wouldn’t do something like that.”

“Thanks. And thanks for checking up on me. I’ll see you later, ok?”

“Yes, come by tomorrow if you want, it’s my weekend off. I’ll be around all day.” She left and I locked the door behind her. I walked up the stairs and into the bedroom to find a sobbing Katsuki, lying in bed in the fetal position.

“Hey, hey!?” I whispered as I rushed to the bed, wrapping my arms around him as he sobbed into my chest.

“I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! I can’t believe I let this happen.”

“You didn’t let anything happen. You didn’t know about the video…”

“I did. I thought it was deleted. I didn’t know it existed anymore. I never should have allowed it; I was so stupid!” This was a shock, but not surprising.

“Katsu. You were 21. Do you know how many stupid things I did when I was 21? Jesus Christ, I am lucky I am alive. One time, I went to a bar with my friends and picked up one of the cooks, who drove me a few miles away and I gave him a blow job in his car. That same night I fucked a married man who I knew through a friend. And then there was the time with the baseball player…”

“Ok, I think I have heard enough.” He sighed. I squeezed him tight and whispered in his ear.

“What I am trying to say is, we both lived before we met. We did things, met people, had feelings, it’s all part of who we are. We can’t hold our pasts against each other, it’s not fair. I would tell you anything you wanted to know about my sex life, personal life, or anything at all. I’ll never be mad at you for living without me before. Only insecure people would have issues with something like that.”

“I don’t deserve you; you are so fucking amazing. I love you so much.”

“I love you, too, Katsu. No one past, present or future will ever come between us.”

“I promise you, Anna. I will never be unfaithful to you. You are the only woman I ever want.” We were embraced so tightly, I thought maybe we would actually become one being. I had no reason to doubt him, honestly. The more rationally I thought about it, he wouldn’t have had time to cheat. Most days he met me still in costume at work and we walked home together. We spent all our free time together, so unless he was getting quickies while I was shopping or he was on duty, there was no opportunity. We had spent every single night together since the first, minus the stake out night, but I knew nothing happened then. He had fallen asleep with his head resting on the top of my head. I nuzzled into his chest, letting his heartbeat lull me to sleep. When I first laid down with him it was going a mile a minute, but now it was back to his normal, peaceful rhythm.

I awoke to utter calamity. Katsuki was still asleep, but my phone just wouldn’t stop dinging. I grabbed it as I sat up in bed, I had dozens of messages, a missed phone call, a voice mail and hundreds of notifications. Oh yeah, I responded. The phone call was from Rick, as was the voicemail. I’d listen to that in a bit. My dm’s were only opened to people I followed, and I scrolled through the messages, all of them sending words of encouragement or giving me props for my witty responses. One was from Midnight, saying how hard she laughed at my second comeback. I went to my notifications and almost all I could see were people liking my comments. Some funny ‘burn’ memes were in the thread, then I noticed…the original post was gone. And so was the poster. She had deactivated her account. HA. Bitch. Can’t handle the fire, don’t come in the kitchen. I got up and headed downstairs, I needed some tea. He was still sleeping peacefully when I left. The next time I would see him, he would be angry and panicked.

Why is my damn phone going off so much? Who is texting me this early? I don’t know this number. They sent me a few pictures. Wait, is that…oh my god. What the hell is this? Wait, a message…

‘Your ex isn’t the only one with pictures. These are probably worth something to you, aren’t they? I’ll send directions on where to leave the cash in a bit. Think it over. If you don’t pay up, these will be all over the internet.’

My heart sank. She didn’t consent to these. She is sleeping in all of them, he took them while she was vulnerable. Do I just pay him? No, he could still release them. I can’t show her, god, not now. This shit with me is bad enough…but she forgave me. I’m not mad at her at all about this, she needs to know. Maybe she knows who it is…then I could take the pictures by force, no money involved.

“Morning, sleepyhead! I’m making breakfast…” He looked like he was about to cry. “Katsu, what is it?”

“I need to show you something. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry…” He muttered as he handed me the phone. I didn’t know the phone number, but holy shit! Those were pictures of…me! I almost dropped the phone as a sob came from his chest. “I’m sorry! This is all my fault; he never would have come after you if it weren’t for me!” I was naked in bed in all of them, the last one looked like someone posed me while I slept so my breasts were in clear view.

“It’s ok.” I said calmly. He looked at me like I was nuts. “I know who took these.”

“You do? For sure?”

“Yes. I told you before I never really had a real relationship with anyone. There is only one man, well, besides you, that I have spent the night in bed with. Everyone else was gone before I fell asleep. Only one person could have taken these besides you, and that’s Masaki. He is the guy I hooked up with for two years that I used to call my boyfriend, but we were really just fuck buddies. I stayed a bunch of times, usually because I was too drunk to walk back home. It’s him.”

“Well, let’s go pay him a visit.”

“We would have to go to the island…”

“Let’s go. We can be there by dinner if we catch the right train. We can call you parents and maybe meet them for a late dinner or something.” He rubbed the back of his head.

“What are you planning on doing?”

“Showing him he doesn’t get to hold shit over our heads. Those photos won’t leak and I won’t be paying him a dime. He will give me all copies of the photos to be destroyed, or he will be. It will be his choice.”

“Ok, hold on, ok?” I pulled out my phone to listen to Rick’s voice mail.

“I’ll kill him if you want me to. I saw your replies, and it looks like you are ok, but just checking. Love you.” I chuckled as I hung up. I called Mom on the way to the station, letting her know we were coming.

“Honey, I’m glad but are you ok?” Oh god, please tell me she didn’t see it… “I didn’t see it, but I heard, how are you holding up?”

“You did hear me say we are coming, right? That video was from four years ago…” I heard a sigh of relief and her voice perked up.

“Oh, good. Well, what time should we expect you?”

“Not sure, we have a stop to make first.”

“Don’t tell me the sparring match with Rick is tonight.” Oh god.

“Hopefully not, it’s nothing, really. I’ll call you when we are done.”

“Ok darling. See you soon.”

I knew that shit head still lived in the same place. Probably picked up women at the same bar, too. I should go in a post a warning about him in the lady’s room. I could probably press charges if they ever went public. His car was in his spot and it was too early for him to be out prowling, so he should be home. Katsuki stood behind the wall as I knocked on the door. He opened it and stood in surprise.

“Anna! Uh, what brings you by?” He said rather nervously. Katsuki stepped out and he tried to shut the door but Katsuki blew it up. Really?

“You know what brings us by. Give me every copy of the photos you have, or I will destroy you then hand you over to the cops. I’m sure they would love to find out you like taking pictures of sleeping, non-consenting women.” He growled as he backed him into a corner of the living room.

“What photos? I don’t know what…” Katsuki’s hand went around his throat.

“You aren’t fooling anyone, Masaki. The only person it could have been was you. I thought you were a really good guy, too. You proved me wrong.”

“Listen, I’m being really nice about all this. Just give me what I want, and I will let you walk away with all your bones in one piece.” Masaki’s eyes turned dark, and he was about to activate his quirk. Shit, I didn’t warn Katsuki about it. It wasn’t a particularly powerful quirk, but it could do some damage at close range. His spikes started to emerge as I yelled to Katsuki.

“Get back, he’s like a porcupine!” It was too late, the spikes were jutting out, threatening to pierce Katsuki because of his proximity. I looked around the room…perfect. I threw my hands up and tried to toss the chair in between them. It didn’t move. Instead, Masaki was tossed hard into the far wall of the room, landing with a thud after putting a few nice holes in it. I…moved a person! Katsuki looked at me in shock, dazed at what had just happened. Masaki started to stir and Katsuki was on him in an instant.

“You see? Give me what I want before this gets any worse for you.” He got up trembling, fear in his eyes as he looked at me. I had changed quite a bit since the last time I saw him. He walked to the computer and opened a file, deleting it and emptying the trash. Then he handed over a flash drive and burner phone, the one he used to send them. “That’s it?”

“Yes, Ground Zero, Sir. I only have one computer, and they were never on my phone…”

“Then how did you take the pictures?”

“I’m sorry! Here, take it.” His hand trembled as he handed his phone over. It was a few years old, and the same one I remembered using when I was charging mine. I nodded and he blew it up, along with his laptop, the flash drive, and the burner phone. Yikes.

“Sorry, but just deleting isn’t good enough. Here, this should buy you a new one. If I EVER see these photos again, there will be no putting you back together.” He said as he handed him a wad of cash.

“Yes Sir. I swear, that’s all of them.”

“I don’t ever want to see you or hear from you again, you understand?”

“Yes, you won’t, I promise.” He was shaking when we let ourselves out, a few neighbors were at their windows, trying to figure out what was going on. I didn’t care. I threw him against the wall. I could move people now.

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Chapter Twelve

Moving Forward

“That was AMAZING!” He shouted as he held my hand up in a victory celebration. I couldn’t help but laugh at him, for what we had just been through in the last few hours he sure was happy. “You moved him! You did that!”

“Yes, but I still don’t know how. I was trying to move the chair and instead…”

“I have some theories, but I’d like to get your Mom’s opinion, too. Are we still meeting up with them?”

“Yes, shit, I’ll call her now.” I dialed and she picked up, saying dinner was almost ready and to head over right away. They waited for us. We picked up the pace a bit and arrived in a few minutes, Rick sitting on the porch. Family dinner time.

“Hey, Rick. Come to eat Mom’s cooking, I see.”

“Yea, and it’s late thanks to you two. Go on inside, Sis. Bakugo and I need to chat.”

“Rick, I told you…”

“It’s fine. Go ahead, we will be right there.” Katsuki said softly, nodding at me as I headed for the door.

“Don’t do anything stupid.” I hissed as I walked past my big brother. I appreciated his concern, but it was unwarranted. I walked in and both Mom and Rita were waiting.

“Listen, Rick, I know what you are thinking…”

“No, you really don’t. I wanted to kill you last night, until I saw my sister’s response. She was so brave, and cunning and just like herself, I knew she was ok. She doesn’t handle herself with that kind of witty responses if she were truly hurting. That’s how I know.”

“Know what?”

“Just because you are soulmates doesn’t mean you will last. It doesn’t mean you won’t fall away from each other. It is a constant battle. I know you two haven’t been together for a long time, I just wanted to give you my advice. Temptation will happen. Mistakes happen. But you two are strong, stronger than Rita and I ever were. I’m envious you had a life before you found her. I didn’t get that…”

“But you love her, right?”

“I do. I always have. But it gets hard, I’ve known her since we were five. We have always been together, always. I love being with her but…”

“I messed around my whole life. I’ve been with countless chicks. It isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. No one has ever made me feel like Anna does, ever. That chick in the video? I was only with her a handful of times, and she never even met my friends. None of them ever meant anything to me. Anna means everything.”

“Thanks, man. I didn’t know how I felt when I first found out you were Anna’s soulmate. I was afraid you would destroy her, but now I know there isn’t a chance of that happening. How did you explain the video?”

“Thank god the dumbass shot it from that angle. It was pre-scar.” I pointed to my face and he laughed.

“Fierce battle?”

“With a wakeboard.” I chuckled as he burst into laughter.

“Seriously, you guys. Everything is fine.”

“But the video!” Rita squeaked. Oh no, had she seen it?

“It’s from years ago…”

“How do you know that?”

“He doesn’t have his scar…”

“Are you shitting me? I thought you got that in some fierce battle!”

“Wakeboards aren’t something to fuck around with, and I learned the hard way. Kirishima still has the bloody video. Never plan on doing that again by the way.” Katsuki laughed and grabbed his chin over the scar as he and Rick made their way inside. Good, nothing blew up.

“Oh good, dinner is ready, come on everyone.” Mom chirped. She was satisfied with my answer. Rita was still a bit reserved, I wondered what was going on with her. Dad joined us, and we ate and laughed, no one ever questioning why we were here in the first place, which I was glad for. I may tell Mom about it, but I wasn’t telling Dad or Rick. They would freak out. But if I didn’t, how would we tell them about my new found power?

“So, I have a question for Tempest.” Katsuki said as he put his drink down.

“Please, Bakugo, Melody. Go ahead, ask away.”

“Well, I have been thinking about Anna’s new abilities. She was able to use her power to throw that tree, but she was trying to move something else. When you use your power, do you concentrate on it, or let it flow through you?” She tipped her head to the side.

“I guess it depends. In battle I hardly ever concentrate, I let my instincts take over.”

“Right. She knew the tree needed to go, but didn’t think she could so she tried the fence. But subconsciously, she knew it wouldn’t work, so her mind took over… it’s hard to explain.”

“In situations of need, like saving a friend’s life, strange things can happen. I couldn’t move people until I was older…” Wait, I never knew that?

“Mom, what? Really?”

“Yes…it triggered when your father was almost hit by an out of control car. I tried lifting the car, but instead I lifted him. Like my mind kicked into full gear and I knew I had to save him. He was pretty shocked, hovering in midair in the street.” She laughed as I glanced at Katsuki. He shook his head. What, did he not want me to tell them?

“So, when we are training, she should focus more on instinct than battle plans.”

“We are training?” I laughed as he sighed.

“Yes, we are. You have to get used to the full ability of your quirk. I have already talked to Endeavor, and we can use the training facility any time we want.”

“Instinct plays a big role. Before, you walked into an environment and assessed any metal you could use. Now, you need to look at everything. Anything and everything is at your fingertips. I don’t know why, or how your quirk manifested. When is the last time you even tried to move something other than metal?” I shrugged at her.

“I don’t know. I was so conditioned that I couldn’t…” Could I have had this ability longer than I thought?

“In any case, that doesn’t matter now. You can, and now you have to work at it.”

“Thanks, Mom. I know. We should get going, we are going back tonight.”

“That’s silly, stay…”

“No, thank you. I just want to get home and spend all day tomorrow doing nothing.”

“Ok sweetheart. Have a safe trip back.”

“Hey Bakugo, we never decided on when our rematch would be.” Rick laughed as I eyed him.

“You set the time and place, and I will be there with bells on.” Oh boy.

“I’ll be in touch. Take care of my little sister, ok?”

“Always.” He said as I hugged Dad. He had been quiet, I was sure he wanted to lay into him about all that had happened, but he didn’t. Mom had that effect on him. I snuggled into him on the train on the way back, happy that we had made it through our first real trial as a couple. I was still confused why he didn’t tell Mom about earlier, probably to save me the embarrassment. I didn’t remember getting off the train, and the next thing I knew Katsuki was laying me in my bed. Our bed. “I love you so much, Anna. Get some sleep.”

The sun was streaming through the curtains when I woke up. It must have been mid-afternoon by now, but we had gotten home late last night. I tried to move and couldn’t, looking down to find Katsuki, still sound asleep on my chest. He was curled around me, like he was afraid I may disappear in the middle of the night. I flashed back to the look on his face when I opened my door after I first saw the video. He was broken, horrified, and traumatized, all because he thought he had lost me. I started humming a song as I weaved my hands through his hair as his head moved with my breathing.

Mmmm, so warm. Is she…humming? Her fingers in my hair feel so good. I never wanted anyone to touch me like this before. Wait, am I…I fell asleep on her chest? She’s really not holding it against me. I thought it wouldn’t matter, I thought I lost her. She’s so strong. She’ll be such a great Mom…

 He started to stir, cheek nuzzling my shirt as I wrapped my arms around his back. He was softly purring as his grip tightened around me, nudging my tank top to the side a bit so he could lay soft kisses on a breast. I whimpered a bit as my hands flew to his hair, encouraging him to continue. His head lifted and his beautiful, crimson eyes were clouded with lust. His lips landed on my neck and carved a path to my jaw, nipping lightly as he finally made it to my lips. They met with such passion, him nipping gently at them before his tongue invaded, wrestling mine as our hands tugged at our clothes. When we were both naked and he was hovering above me was when I noticed. He had tears in his eyes.

“Baby? What’s wrong?” I whispered as I sat up, laying my hands on his shoulders as a tear fell down his cheek. Suddenly I was filled with so much happiness I almost burst.

“There’s nothing wrong, everything is perfect. I was afraid we would be…different after…”

“This is…this is how you feel? You are so happy. I really make you that happy?” His mouth crashed to mine, sending us falling back to the mattress. His mouth was devouring me as his hands traced every inch of my body. My hands ran up and down his back, feeling his muscles ripple under my touch.

“Let me show you how happy you make me.” He whispered as he gently slid himself inside, lingering before slowly beginning to pump. He suckled my breasts as he found a nice, slow rhythm, feeling every movement before making the next. He had never been this controlled, and intimate. It was like he was treating me as a piece of art not to be damaged. My hips were rocking into his, this new, slow movement doing insane things to me. He started a torrid assault on my neck with his teeth and lips, nibbling and kissing until he found my mouth again. After a few minutes of this new bliss, my core filled with fire. He was pushing new buttons and I needed him deeper, and faster. I moaned into his mouth and pulled away; eyes filled with need.

“Katsu! More! Give me more!” I squealed as I threw my legs around his torso. His eyes got frenzied and he sat up, grabbing my thighs from underneath and began to thrust quick, and deep. “Yes! Yes Katsu!!” He was going at full speed now, slamming into me as I squealed and writhed below him. I could feel the bliss coming, it was closer than I thought. “So deep! Oh, Katsu! Oh baby, I’m cumming!” I shouted as my walls collapsed, spasms shooting through my legs as a wash of pleasure overtook me. “I love you, Katsu!”

“I love you, Anna.” He whispered in my ear as he came, warming me with his seed and shouting my name. “Anna! Oh, fuck yes! Anna!” Wow, that was kind of loud. I chuckled as he collapsed on my chest, embracing him tightly and rocking him against me.

“Katsu? This kind of shit will only make us stronger; you know?” I said as my hands ran through his hair. He pulled out and rolled over, gazing at me as he took my hand.

“I know, and I’m not afraid anymore. I have never known anyone as strong as you. Nothing is going to ruin us. You said the only thing was cheating, and I don’t ever want anyone but you, so it looks like you are stuck with me.”

“I’m happy to be stuck with you.”

Mina’s Porch

“You guys, I’m telling you, they are just fine.” Toru laughed as the others just stared at her.

“I mean, she seemed fine the other day, but then they disappeared yesterday when I thought they were coming over and didn’t even call.” Mina shrugged.

“Maybe they are dealing with things.” Kirishima thought out loud.

“They sounded like they had everything patched up just fine this afternoon. I was reading on the porch and their window was open, if you know what I mean.” She elbowed Mina and giggled as the rest looked a bit horrified. “They love each other very much, at least that’s what they were screaming.”

“Toru!” The group shouted in unison as she shrugged.

“Hey, if I had to hear it, at least you have to think about it.”

 

A month went by and slowly everything went back to normal. The woman who posted the video was banned from the platform permanently for posting something that was against their terms of service. As far as we knew, it hadn’t been posted elsewhere, at least not yet. I had gained a massive number of followers, and allies. Almost everyone agreed what she had done was horrible, and she even lost almost all of her followers on her video channel. I couldn’t feel bad; she should never have done what she did. It was for attention, but she didn’t get what she wanted. Katsuki and I moved on like nothing had happened, never mentioning what happened to me to anyone. I asked him why he didn’t want me to tell anyone about my new ability to move people, and he said it was best to work on it and display it in battle, when it was needed as a surprise, and I couldn’t help but agree. It certainly would be a shock to an unsuspecting villain. We trained a few times a week at Endeavors place, and he had recently started to watch us battle. He had been quite impressed when he saw me actually use my quirk to move Katsuki around. We had been practicing all sorts of things, but moving him was our main focus. He would charge and I would try to hold him in place, or he would be still and I would try to throw him to the side. When I started, I could barely move him a few meters, but now I could practically move him or stop him from anywhere. Today, Endeavor had a surprise.

“Anna, would you indulge me with something?”

“Sure, Endeavor, Sir. What is it?”

“I want to see how far you can move me.”

“Um, ok. Let’s see.” He was standing above us in the grandstands, so I put all my energy into lifting him up. He wasn’t as surprised as I thought he would be when his feet left the ground, rising over the rail and descending down to the arena floor. He started to fight back as he got closer, releasing his flames as he tried to take control of his body. I stopped him mid-air and let him hover above us, feet freely kicking as he tried to escape.

“Can you move him while he is flailing like that?” Katsuki yelled and I tried, waving my hand and making him fly off to the right and almost into the guardrail. I stopped him at the last second and he was roaring with laughter.

“You really are your mother’s daughter. That was fantastic. Thank you for indulging me.” He said as I sat him down gently in front of us. Katsuki was beaming at me and I blushed as Endeavor waved and walked away.

“That was amazing! He is one of the most powerful men in the world, and he was totally at your mercy! You know, I think it’s time to see if you can move more than one at a time. Maybe we should get some others involved for training purposes?”

“That could be fun. Maybe Rick could come, then you guys could have your rematch. Maybe at the stadium?”

“Oh, I bet we could arrange that. That way everyone will be out of harm’s way and we don’t have to worry about collateral damage like we did here.”

“I’m going to shower and change, meet you back here in twenty?”

“You bet; we can grab some sushi on the way home. I’m totally craving tekkamaki.” He grinned as he kissed my cheek. I headed off to get ready, already craving salmon.

“Bakugo. Give me a minute, ok?”

“Sure, what’s up?” I was heading to change and Enji stopped me in the hallway.

“I know this is a strange request, but do you think there is any way Anna would consider coming to work here? I made a huge mistake not at least looking at her. I never saw potential; I just saw a low-tier hero.”

“I don’t know, Enji. She really likes working with Ochaco. I’m sure she would love to be my partner but…well, if the opportunity presents itself, then maybe I will bring it up.”

“There will always be an opening here for her, whenever that may be. You know, Katsuki, I am really happy for you. You still have the same drive as before, but now the heart is there as well. It will only make you a better hero in the end, having love, that is. When you were in school you reminded me a lot of myself, and that wasn’t a good thing. I hired you here because I knew you had potential, I just never realized you may actually achieve your goal. I think now, you just may.” He turned and walked away and I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. He told me to start calling him Enji a few months back, and I knew it was a sign he respected me. He’s changed almost as much as I have.

I was just finishing changing when my phone rang.

“Hi Mom, how are you?”

“Great sweetheart! How are you doing?”

“Everything is good. Katsuki and I just finished a training session.”

“That’s wonderful. I am so happy he is helping you get stronger.” Man, I wished I could tell her how I floated Endeavor all over the arena. “Anyway, I am calling for two reasons. First, make sure you hold the third weekend in November to come to the island. It is EWQ’s tenth anniversary, and we are holding a huge party!”

“Oh, that sounds like so much fun! We will be there for sure. What else?”

“I’m coming to the city tomorrow last minute and thought we could grab lunch. I have a few hours after I arrive before I have my meeting.”

“Oh, that would be great…hey, Mom? Would you mind if I brought someone along?”

“Who did you have in mind?”

“Katsuki’s Mom, Mitsuki. She said she was a fan of your work and I thought…”

“Oh my god, yes! I would love to meet her! Please bring her along.”

“Ok, I will text you the address of a fabulous sushi bar not far from the train. Love you, I’ll see you tomorrow.”

“Bye, hun. Love you.”

Katsuki was ready when I arrived back from changing and we headed off. Tonight, I would have tekkamaki, I would save the salmon rolls for tomorrow.

“Hey, Katsu? You think your Mom would want to go to lunch with me and my Mom tomorrow?” His eyes grew wide.

“Yes! I think she would probably scream.” I pulled out my phone and called her, and she did scream. We had had a few chats and met for lunch once last month, but when I told her Mom was joining us, she freaked out. I told her where to meet and we headed off to grab dinner. We spent a lazy evening snuggling in bed, watching some dumb comedy show. Honestly, it didn’t matter what I was doing as long as we were together.

Mom was waiting at the sushi bar when I arrived. It’s a good thing too, it was starting to fill up with the lunch rush. I gave her a hug and as I was sitting down, Mitsuki walked in.

“Hi Anna! Hello Tempest! It’s an honor to meet you.”

“Melody, please! We are practically family. Your son really is special.”

“As is your daughter, I can’t wait for our grandkids.”

“Me either!” Mom squealed as I rolled my eyes. Not her, too. Who was I kidding? She was asking for them when I was single.

“All right, just so you two know, I won’t be getting pregnant until I stop taking the pill, so just calm down. We have talked about it, and it’s in the future plans, but not yet. I want to do a lot of things before kids are running under foot. We are only twenty-five, for fucks sake!” I laughed and they both nodded.

“Ok, ok, you are right. You just got your new power; you deserve to become a top hero before you settle down. That’s what I did, and you can certainly do both. Just let me know when you are ready, I will smother the baby with love.” Mom chuckled as I rolled my eyes.

“I have a feeling we will need all the help we can get with our spawn. I hope you can handle them.”

“Seriously, Katsuki was a handful. If they get his quirk, we are in trouble.” Mitsuki laughed as the waiter came and took our orders. I had been craving this salmon since last night, and I couldn’t wait. The food was incredible, and we had a nice conversation, Mitsuki sharing how she was on the island two years ago for one of the seminars, and that led to Mom having a great idea.

“Mitsuki, you and your husband should come to the tenth anniversary party this November.”

“I would be honored! Thank you so much, it sounds like a lovely time.”

“You will love it, Mom has the best caterers for her parties, they go all out. I bet this one will be twice the size of the fifth! Hey, is Tabitha coming here for it?”

“Yes, she is. Tabitha is my partner; she heads up the American office of EWQ. She hasn’t been to Japan in ten years, I am so excited to see her.”

“We will all have a blast. Now, I’m going home to sleep off this food coma.” I groaned as we got up to leave. They exchanged phone numbers and I left feeling really good. I knew they would get along, but there was always that fear in the back of my mind. Also, so much for being productive on my off day. All I wanted to do now was go home and sleep. Their rice was so damn good. I came back to an empty house, he was still at work so I laid down on the couch and took a nap, waiting for my love to come home.

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Chapter Thirteen

Practice Makes Perfect

I didn’t wake up when the door opened. I didn’t wake up when he started dinner. I finally did when he bounced on the couch next to me, grabbing my sides and tickling the shit out of me.

“Waaaahhh! Katsu!” I cried as he started to laugh.

“Get up, sleepy head! Dinner is ready. I can’t believe you slept through all the noise I made in the kitchen!” He chuckled as he held out his hand. The house smelled amazing, and I wasn’t sure how I slept through it. Using my new power was really draining me.

“Oh, Katsu. This looks delicious.” I groaned as we ate. He always surprised me.

“So, how was lunch? Did they get along ok?”

“Yep, actually it went better than I thought. Mom invited them to her anniversary party in a few months, and they exchanged phone numbers. I have a feeling a family dinner will be happening soon.” I giggled as he frowned.

“Fine, I guess. Have you thought about who you want to train with? It has to be someone you trust to keep your secret.”

“I have. I think Rick should be there. How many people were you thinking?”

“Two or three. We need to see if you can control more than one person at a time.”

“Maybe Kiri and Mina? Those three would give me different body types and weights to mess with.” Kiri was the heaviest by far, especially in his unbreakable form. Rick was tall and thin, and Mina was the smallest. I could start with her and one of the guys.

“I think that is a good choice. See if Rick can come this weekend. We can train Friday and spar Saturday. I already have clearance to use the stadium. Endeavor is excited for it. The kids from UA are coming too, as a training lesson.”

“I’ll call him tomorrow and see if he can make it. I’m really excited about this, Katsu. If I can do this, I really could end up in the top ten one day.”

“You will, I have no doubts at all. We should open a bottle of wine and celebrate.” He laughed. I looked over at the counter where I had left the bottle I grabbed earlier and the next thing I knew it was in front of me. My left hand was on my lap and my right hand was still holding chopsticks, and Katsuki shouted.

“YOU DIDN’T MOVE YOUR HANDS??” Well, he was right. I didn’t move my hands. I looked up at him with huge eyes, glancing at the glasses on the counter behind us and sure as shit, they floated right to me. I’m not using my hands. I’M NOT USING MY HANDS!

“I don’t know! I…”

“Try something bigger!” He squealed as I stared at him. He slowly levitated from his chair, floating around the table until he was in my lap. My hands never moved. He threw his arms around me and kissed my forehead. “Amazing. Literally nothing can stop you now. I am the luckiest guy alive, having you for my wife…soulmate.” WIFE? He blushed, obviously a slip of the tongue. But it was already true. We may not have been official, but I knew it would come in the future.

“I know one day you will be my husband, and that makes me super happy. But I don’t need a piece of paper or a ring to tell me who I love. This mark here is all I need.” I said as I brushed my fingers across his soulmark, making him whimper in my lap. “Come on, let’s have some playtime.” I cooed as he jumped from my lap and scooped me up. Our clothes were gone when he entered the room

“Hell yes. I have a request, if you would indulge me?” He purred as he laid me down on the bed.

“Anything you want, Katsu.” He smiled wickedly as he lay down on the bed, pulling me on top of him with my ass in his face. Wait, did he want to… Oh fuck yes, he did! His tongue ran the length on my slit as I shivered above him. I braced myself with one hand on the bed while the other grabbed for his cock, pumping it as it slowly came to life. His hands gripped my waist as he went to town, lashing at my most private area as I cried out in ecstasy. My mouth devoured him, tip of his throbbing cock hitting the back of my throat over and over as he licked at my walls. The only sounds were muffled moans and grunts while both our mouths worked overtime, driving each other to the edge of a cliff we both desperately wanted to fall from. He was getting close, throbbing in my mouth as one hand came from my hip and rubbed my clit. He fell first, filling my mouth with his sticky warmth as I ground down on his tongue and fingers. I swallowed just in time to howl his name as I came a writhing mess above him. I collapsed and rolled off him, his arms reaching for me and pulling me into his chest. His hands combed through my hair as I left gentle kisses on his shoulders.

“I love you so much, Anna. I would do anything for you.”

“I don’t even remember what my life was like before I met you. You are my everything, from the moment I touched you in the arena. It’s the only reason I lost hold of Kiri.” I chuckled as I started placing long, wet kisses against his neck.

“Ha! So, I can defeat the mighty Iron Maiden, eh?”

“Speaking of that, do you think I should change my name? You know, since I can move anything now…”

“Did you have something in mind?”

“No, not really, I just don’t know if it suits me anymore.”

“Well, if a better one comes to you, I think you should do it. Speaking of doing it…” I looked down and he was stroking his erect cock, grinning from ear to ear. “Let’s get our baby making practice out of the way.” He whispered as he rolled on top of me, quickly sliding inside and pumping hard. God, I loved the things he did to me. Never had anyone ever made me feel the way I did when I was with him. It was like we were one being when we were together like this, bodies in perfect sync like we had been doing it our entire lives. I guess, technically, we had been doing this for many lives. He bit down on a nipple and I screamed, raking my nails down his back and he obliterated me. He has thrusting so fast I could barely catch my breath.

“Ohhh, Katsu!” I panted, faced flushed as my body bounced off the mattress.

“Yeah, you like it when I give it to you like this, don’t you?” He growled as he bit my neck.

“Oh yes! Yes, give it to me! Oh Katsu, yes!” I wailed as I came undone, orgasm crashing over me as my walls gripped is pulsing dick. Seconds after mine started, he screamed my name as he filled me up, walls still quivering as his seed coated them. He was panting almost as much as me, and fell to my chest still sheathed.

“I never imagined I could love someone as much as I love you, Anna. I’m serious. It never even occurred to me that I could be this happy. I know the soulmate mark has something to do with it, but even if you didn’t touch me that first day, I may have asked you out anyway. As soon as I saw you, you intrigued me.”

“I knew who you were, but not really. I only knew the public you. I didn’t know what to do, then you came up to me on the street and looked just as scared and confused as I was. I guess I assumed you would either blow up or run away, not act vulnerable. I’m glad you did. I didn’t think you would want someone like me.”

“Someone beautiful, and smart, and funny, with an amazing quirk? Why the hell wouldn’t I…”

“You are Ground Zero, I thought you would be after a model or something.” I said a bit sheepishly. It was true.

“Nope. They are annoying as fuck. Can’t ever eat anything, and heaven forbid do anything that would leave a mark.” He growled as he bit my neck again. “You are stunning. Your body is perfect. Everything about you is perfect.” I laughed as I rubbed my belly. I was a size small, but it didn’t matter how hard I worked; flat abs were never going to happen. He reached down and pinched it, laughing as he gazed into my eyes. “Seriously? Don’t get worked up over that. You are tiny, but have curves in all the right places. Some of those models look like skeletons when they lay down. It’s gross. They also don’t eat food. Eating food is important.” He giggled as he leaned in closer. “Plus, I don’t have to worry about breaking you while I fuck your brains out.”

“I love you, Katsu.”

“I love you too, get some sleep, darling.”

When I called Rick, he was super excited. Not to spar with me, but to fight in the stadium with Katsuki. Figures. Mina and Kiri were also in, but we didn’t tell them why, just that I needed some extra help. I wasn’t planning on telling them until they saw it first-hand. Rick was going to flip. Even Mom had to use her hands to direct where the objects would travel. This was huge. Everything was set up for the weekend, I asked Rick to stay with us but he insisted on staying at a hotel with Rita. I was glad she was coming; we hadn’t talked since we saw each other on the island. I had just finished making dinner Thursday when Katsuki came home.

“How was work?” He said as he kissed me on the lips.

“Great. Bummed that tomorrow is my last day with Mina. We have so much fun together.”

“I bet. Has Rick made it to town?”

“Yep, he called earlier and they checked in. They will meet us at ten am sharp.”

“You haven’t told him, right?”

“Nope, it will be a huge surprise.” I laughed as he grinned.

“They are going to lose their shit.” He cackled as we sat down to dinner. Yep, that was a good way to describe it.

“Ok, everyone. This is a secret training mission. Only those of us here in this arena know about this, all right?” Katsuki bellowed from the top of the grandstands. Mina, Kiri and Rick were all standing in front of me in full costumes, and Endeavor was standing at the rail. He had a huge grin on his face.

“I’ll go first!” Rick yelled as he came at me. We had sparred many, many times in the past, but he was in for a surprise. I was kind of glad he was the first challenger. Just before he could shoot his first round off, I flung my arm up and tossed him on his butt across the arena floor. I heard Endeavor laugh as Rick lay stunned. The next thing I knew, Red was coming for me. Mina was charging too. I started pelting them with any loose object in the arena and distracted them long enough to stop them both. My right hand was raised as I held Kiri mid-air, arms flailing as he looked at me, stunned. Mina stopped, but it was too late. I stared at her as she raised into the air, squealing at bit as her legs tried in vain to reach the ground.

“YES! You are doing it, Anna!” Katsuki cheered from the bleachers as the two hung helplessly in the air. Ok, I think I have found a flaw with this. To keep someone held, I had to be looking at them, or have my hand raised to them. That meant…BAM! Rick came out of nowhere and kicked me good right in the legs, making me lose my hold on the other two. I went down hard, totally forgetting that he was even here. That was a costly mistake to make, even in training.

“What the hell, Anna? I saw that, you stopped Mina without using your hands.”

“I did. If I remembered you were here, I could have stopped you with my other hand. So, it looks like I can hold up to three people at once, at least.”

“You think you can do more?” Endeavor challenged from his perch.

“Maybe. If they are close enough together.”

“Ok then, continue. Let’s see what happens when I enter the mix.” Katsuki laughed as he rocketed his way down to the floor. “For training purposes, I will make sure to stick next to one of these guys to test your theory.” And test we did, until I was completely exhausted. I could hold two people with my hands, but not my eyes. I didn’t need actual eye contact with them, but I needed to keep my eyes on only them. Looking away for a second to line up another lost my grip. That was an issue. If I couldn’t look away, I couldn’t defend myself. Moving or holding people with my eyes would be a last-ditch resort, or when I knew there were only a few perps. A large group may be able to over-power me. Now, tossing them around was a different story. With one move of my head they were sent flying across the arena, Mina screaming and Rick swearing.

“Show off! I’m hungry, are we done for the day?” Rick whined as I glanced at the clock. Shit, it was already five.

“Yeah, I think that’s enough for today. Thanks for coming guys. Also, don’t tell anyone about this. I have decided to keep this a secret, only letting the public know I can do it when I need to. It’s a good weapon to have, and no one needs to know about it yet.”

“I agree one hundred percent. That is a very smart strategy, Iron Maiden. One day you will be able to get the upper hand on a villain using it as a surprise. You guys can train here as often as you wish, it is yours to blow up.” He laughed. “Are you boys ready for your match tomorrow?”

“Yes, I am. Thank you, Endeavor Sir, for making this happen. I watched the UA sports fest and always wished I could fight in that arena. Even at thirty-two, I am still excited.”

“It’s nothing at all. Cementoss will be there to fix any damages and you will be putting on a show for those very kids who will be fighting there soon if they haven’t already. Plus, you can’t beat a good sparring match.” He laughed as he walked away.

“Anna, that was amazing! You have so much power!” Mina gushed as I felt my face flush. Rick nodded.

“It’s true, you may be as strong as Mom now. Impressive. Not surprising, with you being around this guy all the time.”

“Was that a backhanded compliment?” Katsuki laughed as I shook my head. They got along better than I had hoped.

“I guess, you jerk. Anna, are you going to change your name now?” Rick asked as we headed to the lockers.

“I don’t know. I feel like I need to, but don’t know what it should be.”

“I think when you show the world your new power, you should become Tempest Zero.” Rick said calmly, looking at me for a reaction. Wow I…I actually like that. A homage to Mom and Katsuki. Katsuki grabbed my arm and I felt how happy he was. He must have liked that name, too.

“That’s a good one, Rick. Thanks for the idea! Are you guys coming over for dinner?”

“Yep, after I change, I’m grabbing her from the hotel and we will be there.”

“Great. See you soon.”

As Katsuki and I walked home, there was a buzz in the air. Maybe it was just me being so excited, but it felt like he was just as excited.

“Tempest Zero…I really like that. Your Bro is pretty smart.” He chuckled as I grabbed his hand.

“I like it too; I think it may be the one. Better than the others I thought up. Zero Control, Grounded Mind, blah…”

“Ground Control Zero would be a great duo name, but I like Tempest Zero much better.”

“Tempest Ground Zero isn’t bad, either.” I laughed as he put his arm around me.

“Have you ever thought about becoming my partner?” I glanced at him before I figured out what he was saying.

“I have, I would love to be out with you every day.”

“That would be the best thing ever. Maybe one day.” He said as he kissed the top of my head. I would have to leave Ochaco and work with Endeavor. It’s not that I minded, it was just I had made a real connection with my work friends, and wasn’t sure if I wanted to give that up. I loved Katsuki, and wanted nothing more than to be with him, of course. But at the same time, did we really need to be together twenty-four-seven? I enjoyed my talks with Mina and Momo, and learning about Shoji’s kid, and all the other fun things we chatted about while patrolling. I guess if Endeavor ever asked, I would have a tough choice to make.

Dinner was already started when they arrived. I immediately noticed Rita looked worn down.

“Hi guys! Dinner will be ready soon, please, come in.” I said as I ushered them into the house.

“Wow, smells good. Don’t tell me he can cook, too?” Rick laughed as he plopped on the couch.

“I can, ass. I bet I can out cook you any day.”

“Oh, for god’s sake, why does everything have to be a competition with you two?” I laughed as I chucked the remote at Rick.

“Judging by the smell, I would say Bakugo is the better cook.” Rita laughed as Rick frowned.

“Hey, you love my cooking.” He snorted as he poked at her. She relaxed a bit and actually smiled. What the hell was going on with her?

“You ready for tomorrow? You aren’t planning on blowing up the stadium, are you?” I pointed at Rick and he laughed.

“If anyone blows anything up it will be pyro over there.”

“Watch it, I’ll over-spice your food.” When the food was ready, we sat down and had a nice meal. The conversation took a weird turn and somehow, we ended up talking about horror movies. Rick was a huge horror buff just like me, he was the main reason I liked it so much. He exposed me to it at a very young age. “You know, I have a huge horror collection at my condo, you should see it.”

“Can’t be as big as mine.”

“I don’t know, Rick. I was pretty shocked when I saw it.”

“Take me now.” Rick demanded as he stood up and I laughed.

“Go on, show him. We will get the dishes put away and get ready for the cake I bought, so don’t be too long or we may eat it all without you.” The boys dashed out the door and left Rita and I to ourselves. I needed to know what the hell was going on with her.

“Rita, what is going on? I can tell something is up.” She looked at me with tears in her eyes.

“Rick and I are not doing good. I…I made a horrible mistake.”

“What? What happened?”

“I messed everything up. I was an idiot. I started talking to this guy online. He was so nice, and said things to me Rick had stopped saying.” Oh no, she didn’t…please, tell me she didn’t. “He started pressuring me for pictures or to meet up, but I didn’t want that. He got angry, and found out where we lived and put a copy of our conversations in the mailbox addressed to Rick. I never met the guy in person, but we did exchange some racy messages. He omitted the parts where I refused to meet him, I had to pull up the chats to show him myself after he opened the envelope. He said he’s forgiven me, but…it feels different. He doesn’t trust me, and he has every right not to. We are in counseling now. Mom and Dad don’t know, so please don’t tell them.”

“I’m sorry, Rita. I know how hard it can be. Relationships aren’t all happy all the time. But you can work for it. You never actually cheated, and he knows that. In time, you guys will work it out, I know you will.”

“I hope so. I really do love him. I can’t believe I let myself get so carried away. He just…wasn’t around when I needed him. It was hard.” I smiled at her as the door flew open.

“Well, Anna, you were right. That’s an amazing collection.” Rick chuckled as he sat back down at the table.

“Well, you have that statue I want, so it isn’t amazing yet.”

“I’m not betting it. No way. It took me two years to find it.”

“Come on, be a sport.” Katsuki chuckled as I threw a piece of cake down in front of him.

“Seriously, I know what he is talking about and he may actually kill you if you try to take it from him. He cried when it arrived.” I rolled my eyes. We ate our cake then they headed out. I couldn’t help wondering if she was making more a deal than it was, because I sensed no real difference in the way he treated her. Maybe that was the problem. Suddenly, Katsuki was all over me, cake still being chewed as he assaulted my neck. “Katsu!” I laughed as he picked me up under his arm and headed up the stairs. “You should be resting for your match tomorrow!” I screamed as he threw me on the bed.

“Nope, I know exactly what I want right now. To fuck the only other hero who may challenge me for the number one spot.” He ripped my clothes off before standing up and tossing his, reaching under the bed for the box. “I’m all worked up; you are going to get it good.” He growled as he returned with the lube and vibrator. Ohh, we had done this before and it was amazing. I positioned myself on all fours on the bed, the feeling of the lube on my ass made me instantly wet. He coated himself and the toy with it before ramming in simultaneously, dick in my ass and vibrator in my pussy. I squealed as he thrust both in and out at a torrid pace, his other hand gripping my hips as he railed me. This was quick and satisfying for both of us, and we did it often when we needed rest and each other at the same time. His finger turned up the vibration as his dick twitched and shot his seed deep, cumming as he screamed my name. “Oh, Anna! Oh, fuck yes!”

“Oooohh ahhh Katsu! Oh yes baby!” I screamed as I came around the toy as he pulled out of my ass. He kissed my cheeks as I fell to the bed, a panting mess. We laid together, wrapped in each other’s arms and I felt so happy. “I never want to do anything like that with anyone else, ever. I just wanted you to know that, Katsu. I love you. I’m going to show you I love you every day, somehow. Even if it’s just me saying it to you as we fall asleep.”

“I don’t ever plan to stop showing you. There will be a new surprise for you every day, I promise. I will always love you, and I will always show you. You changed me, Anna. You really did. I never understood why I didn’t want a woman in my life, and then I met you. Now I know, because you are the only woman for me.”

“I can’t wait to spend every day with you forever, my love.” I started to drift to sleep, his arms locking around my waist as he hummed in my ear.

“Goodnight, love.”

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Chapter Fourteen

The Messenger

“Wow, lots of people turned out for this little event. Even some vendors!” I laughed as we passed some amazing smelling food. A shit ton of pros turned out, along with a bunch of students from UA. Present Mic’s voice boomed over the speaker as everyone settled in.

“Oookaaaay folks! We have a good show for you today. This match is going to go down just like any other battle in the stadium, you win by knock-out, submission, or ring out. All quirks are allowed, and Recovery Girl is here so go all out, but try not to destroy the entire place, okay? Okay.”

“Hi Anna. Glad we made it in time.” I turned and Mina was approaching with the group.

“Hey guys! Meet Rita, my sister-in-law. This is Kiri, Kaminari, Kyoka and Mina. All friends and neighbors of ours.” She smiled and waved.

“Nice to meet you. I can’t wait to see these two throw down. It’s going to be so manly.” Kiri cried as Mina chuckled.

“It’s always been a dream of Rick’s to battle here. I’m happy for him, regardless of the outcome.” Rita said as the match began. There were lots of ooh’s and aah’s as they battled around, blasting each other with everything they had. The kids were certainly having a good time. So were Rick and Katsuki. They were going hard, Katsuki catching him off guard and getting a good blast in. About ten minutes in, they were both getting tired and sloppy, missing with their attacks and destroying the arena. I saw Cementoss shaking his head. Katsuki jumped to his feet and ran across the arena floor, turning quickly and rushing him. He jumped and propelled himself mid-air as he screamed.

“This ends now! Howitzer Impact!” Rick countered, throwing shards of metal at him as he approached, but it didn’t do any good. The fire that was surrounding him melted it away, Jesus! He was stronger now, too! He blasted him good, not knocking him unconscious, but out of bounds.

“Winner is BAKUGO! Like I haven’t said that a few times before. Good match to both of you. Thanks for coming everyone!”

Recovery Girl helped out Rick, who had a few cuts and bruises. Katsuki did as well. I was glad neither were seriously hurt. I knew they would never mean to, but shit happened. A bunch of us all went out to dinner after before Rick and Rita headed home. Katsuki collapsed on the couch and I curled up in his lap.

“Good job today. You melted that steel like it was nothing with that Howitzer.”

“I know, I haven’t done that before. Endeavor seemed pretty impressed.”

“Everyone was. You are getting stronger, too. It’s not just me. I think the two of us together make us stronger.”

“I think so too.”

Mina’s Porch

“How did Bakugo do that? It was like he was Todoroki for a minute there, melting that metal.” Kaminari questioned as the group fidgeted. They had all seen it, something he had never done before.

“I know, he didn’t just blow it up, he melted it down in mid-air. The explosions must have been so hot, how did he not burn himself?” Kyoka said.

“Maybe Momo was right about the soulmarks making them stronger. True soulmates have a stronger bond, maybe they help each other.”

“Maybe, Mina. All I know is those two together would be unstoppable.” Kirishima had wondered if his friend would benefit from his new union like his new love had. He was proud of him. “You could be watching the next number one and two heroes.”

 

He peeled my shirt off at the foot of the bed, bra soon following as he buried his head in my chest.

“Goddammit, I love these so much!” He cried as he took one into his mouth and sucked, making me mew into his hair. My hands tugged at his shirt and he ripped it off, tossing it aside as he shook off his pants. “Get ready, I’m about to make sweet love to you, my angel.” He purred as he attacked my neck. My arms wrapped around him as we fell to the bed, lost in our own little world. He slipped inside quickly, kissing my entire body as he thrust slowly. He knew exactly where to touch to make me melt, and I loved every minute of it.

“Oh, Katsu! Right there! Oh yes!” I moaned as he sucked my neck while driving hard and fast. He picked up my legs and held them up, pounding me into the bed as I continued to scream.

“Yes, Anna, cum for me! Cum on my cock!” He shouted as he began to tremble above me. The orgasm crashed over me as I squealed and writhed below him, our eyes locked before his mouth crashed to mine. His tongue invaded just as he burst, unloading into me until he crashed to my chest a panting mess. “I love all the time we spend together, but this is still my favorite part.” He whispered as he nuzzled into my chest. Yep, this was my favorite part, too.

“Hurry up, Anna! If we miss the train, your Mom will kill us!” Katsuki shouted up the stairs.

“Just doing one last quick check to make sure I have everything; I’ll be right down.” It had been seven months since the day our soulmarks appeared, and everything was amazing. Work was great, life was great, and we were going to the island for EWQ’s Tenth Anniversary party. Training had paid off, and both of us had gotten much stronger. I could now hold up to five people with each hand, and two in close proximity with my eyes only. It was still just the handful of us who knew, luckily, I hadn’t run across any villain that I needed to use it on. While I wished I could show it off, I didn’t really want to think about the situation I would be in if having to use it. We would be in trouble, at the very least. I zipped up my suitcase and headed downstairs. “Finally.” He sighed as he gave me a kiss. He made me the happiest woman every single day.

“Let’s go, you nag.” A bunch of us were taking the same train, Mom invited all my coworkers and Katsuki’s, even Endeavor himself. This bash was going to be HUGE. All the top pros were coming, along with the sponsors and guests of all kinds. There would be hundreds of people there to celebrate with us. I was so proud of Mom and what she accomplished, this was going to be her day, and she deserved it. Mitsuki and Masaru were already waiting when we arrived.

“Sorry, she took forever.” Katsuki sighed as he rolled his eyes.

“Get used to it, buddy. You can’t rush women.” Mitsuki laughed as she ruffled his hair. Ochaco, Deku, Mina, Kirishima, Kaminari, and Kyoka were all on the train when we boarded. Everyone else was coming early tomorrow. I think I heard Momo talking about a private plane, they must be coming with Endeavor. We were meeting with my parents, his parents and Rick and Rita for dinner at Mom’s. The first extended family dinner we would have, of hopefully many more. Everyone else was heading to the hotel to chill for the evening. After checking in, the four of us walked to my parent’s house. Mitsuki and Masaru were great, and I had a feeling the Dad’s would get along just fine. The door opened before I could knock and Mom came flying out, giving Mitsuki a huge hug.

“I’m so glad you could make it! Please, come in!” She gushed as she took her hand and pulled her inside. Really?

“Hi Mom?” I laughed as they disappeared into the house. Katsuki just laughed and Dad met us in the hallway.

“Hello, I’m Nagura Masaou. Welcome to our home.” He bowed to Masaru.

“Nice to meet you, I’m Bakugo Masaru.” Rick came from the living room and I left the men to chat while I went to look for the ladies. I found them in the kitchen, Mom was showing it off to Mitsuki. She loved her kitchen, and was very proud of it. Rita came around the corner and I almost fell over.

“RITA!!!”

“Surprise! I wanted to tell you in person. We’re five months pregnant!” She was glowing, radiant and happy. I could almost feel the energy she was giving off. I’m glad they were able to work through their problems. I ran and gave her a huge hug, while both Moms’ wept a bit. Mom had been waiting a long time for grandkids. Good, now maybe she could give me a few more years.

“Well, congratulations! This is a wonderful surprise!” We all grabbed something and headed with the food to the dining room where the guys were waiting. Katsuki smiled wide when he saw Rita, I had mentioned that they were having issues but didn’t specify what, exactly. I think we all had a lovely time, everyone got along better than I had hoped, and it went off without a hitch. Mom talked us into having an after-dinner cocktail and after another hour, we finally broke free. She really wanted us all to stay with them, but they really didn’t have the room. After Rick and I moved out our bedrooms were converted into a workout room and huge office space, and with only one spare bedroom left, someone would have been on the couch. I knew Mom would volunteer, and that was ridiculous, for her to sleep on the couch the night before her big day. By the time we got back to the hotel I was exhausted. After saying goodnight to his parent’s, we crashed hard in our room.

“What time do we have to be there tomorrow? I’m sleeping until then.” He laughed.

“Well, dinner starts at five. Mom is slated to give her speech at eight. After that she hired a DJ and there will be an open bar and dancing. The caterer is arriving at noon, so I told her I would come over around two and give her a hand if she needs it. She said absolutely not, and ordered me to arrive at four-thirty like the normal guests.” I cackled as he snorted.

“So, we have until like, two-thirty to stay in this bed? Is that what you are saying?” He cooed as he reached for me.

“That sounds like a swell plan to me.”

Katsuki took his shower first since I needed extra time to get ready. This was a huge event, and I had gone out and found the perfect dress. A floor length, spaghetti strap in the most amazing shade of purple. Silver sequins adorned the waist and were scattered down the length of the dress, making it shimmer under the lights. The top was cut just low enough to show off my soulmark, and the beautiful necklace he had given me for my birthday. My mess of curls that was now almost halfway down my back was tied up in a purple ribbon, and I had more makeup on than I think my entire life. When I was finally ready, I opened the door to the most gorgeous man ever. His black tuxedo was paired with a shirt almost the same color as my dress and a black tie. His hair was tamer than usual, but still a bit out of control. The grin on his face when he saw me almost made his face burst.

“Holy hell, you look amazing!” He swooned as he grabbed my waist.

“Not too bad yourself, you clean up pretty damn well.”

“Come on, let’s go party!!” He yelled as he grabbed my hand. Opting for the car because of our attire, we headed over quickly, hoping to arrive before most of the guests. It was just after four when we arrived, and there was already a line at the valet. It was quick, and we finally headed inside, only to be greeted by Endeavor himself. Wow, he really came. The number one hero, at my Mom’s party. I never would have thought growing up she would allow something like that. She hated him, and how he treated people in general. He must have really changed to get her to change her mind. I had only met this new Enji, the one who was cheerful and full of good things to say.

“Katsuki, Anna! Good to see you! You Mom sure knows how to throw a party, doesn’t she?” He laughed as he shook Katsuki’s hand.

“She sure does go all out, look at these decorations!” I yelled as I spotted Mom in the corner of the room. She had rented out the entire banquet hall, one half was for the speech and dancing, the other half was where the food and bar were set up. Catering did a wonderful job, everything looked amazing. I left Katsuki with Enji and headed to her. She was standing with someone…oh! It’s Tabitha! I hadn’t seen her in ten years.

“Mom! This is great! Everything looks fantastic!”

“Holy shit, Anna? You have to be kidding me? Look at you, my god!! What a beautiful woman you have become.” She opened her arms and gave me a hug. She was like my aunt, but I never got to see her since she lived in New York. Before EWQ was formed, she was around a lot more during the planning stages, even living with us for a stretch before she moved back to the States.

“Hey, Tabitha! It’s so good to see you. I’m glad you could make the trip.”

“I wouldn’t have missed this for the world. Wait, is that?” She stopped and pointed at my chest. Oh, the soulmark. She hadn’t heard?

“My soulmark. We found each other seven months ago when I moved to the main land for work.” Speak of the devil. Katsuki approached and wrapped his arm around my waist. “Perfect timing. Katsuki, this is Tabitha. This is my soulmate, Bakugo Katsuki.” Her eyes widened a bit and a huge smile lit up her face.

“That’s wonderful, congratulations you two. Wow, first that now a baby for Rick? So much is happening! I’m so happy for you all.” We mingled and chatted with friends while we waited on dinner. When it was finally time, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The buffet had something for everyone, and they all seemed to be enjoying it immensely. We sat at the head table with Mom and Dad, Rick and Rita, Tabitha, and Katsuki’s parents. Mitsuki had been honored she was asked to join and Mom insisted, saying we were practically family. The food was amazing, and it was disappearing quickly. It looked like everyone had arrived, all the tables were full of her friends, colleagues and heroes celebrating a huge achievement. Just before eight, we all finished eating and mingling and headed to the ballroom area where she and Tabitha would be giving a speech before starting the party. We stood up front while everyone gathered around the small stage and Tabitha took the mic.

“Hello everyone, and welcome to our tenth anniversary celebration. About thirty years ago, my crazy best friend has this far-fetched dream where women weren’t turned away or belittled for having quirks. She then rose to the fifth ranked hero in the world, which took her eye off that dream for a while. She continued to fight, though, helping the citizens of New York as a hero. Then, a certain man distracted her and she changed her idea of a dream, and had two beautiful children, but she never wanted to stop helping. The idea for EWQ sprang up from a story we had seen about a woman suing for false termination when it was revealed she had a powerful quirk. She did her job just fine, and there was no real reason to fire her, and she won her case. She realized that many women were in that same situation who may not have the resources to help, and that is how EWQ was formed. I have always admired Melody’s drive, and passion, and am honored to walk beside her in this journey. Thank you all for coming out and celebrating tonight with us.” Everyone clapped as Mom took the mic. I was so proud of her. She had made as big of an impact in retirement as she did when she was a hero, and she loved every minute of it.

“Hello everyone! What a wonderful evening! I am so thrilled to share this night with you all, my family, my friends, my colleagues, all of you helped make this evening possible. I have a few things to say, let me start with…” The mic went out. She tapped it a few times and frowned. The battery must be dead. Then, the lights went out. People started making a commotion, bringing out their phones for a bit of light. The next thing I knew…chaos. The civilians were running for the doors as the heroes were engaged in battle with unknown foes. I got kicked in the side and went down, Katsuki jumping up and rushing into action. What the hell was happening? After what seemed like an eternity, the lights came back on. Holy shit! There were guys in black jumpsuits everywhere, attacking the heroes that stayed behind. Rick was tangled with one as I saw Rita and Mitsuki run out the door. Good, they didn’t need to be anywhere near whatever this was. Three were ganging up on Endeavor, who was trying not to catch the hall on fire. Same with Katsuki, he was holding back as well. A loud, booming voice called from behind me and I turned to see a huge man gripping Mom by the throat. Tabitha was down, laying on her stomach on the stage next to them.

“Well, well, looks like I finally caught the bitch.” All eyes turned to him as Mom hung limp in his grip. “Hello, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is the Messenger, and I am delivering a message to you all tonight.” Both Katsuki and Endeavor tried launching an attack and were suddenly ensnared in some kind of trap. No, it was…oh gross. “Thank you, Spider. Now the rest.” A slender man with a bunch of eyes smiled broadly and covered all of us in a spider web cocoon. The only thing that wasn’t covered was from my neck up, arms pinned to the sides. Everyone else had the same fate, even Mom. “As I was saying, I have a message, and you will all listen quietly, or Spider will finish the job. That web is impenetrable, even fire has no effect, so don’t waste your time, Endeavor. We actually like you, you are a stand-up male hero. The problem we have is with the disgusting women who have wormed their way into our jobs. We are the ones who will make it right again. The League of Men will take back what is ours, starting with taking out the symbol of all that is wrong, this disgusting bitch Tempest. I’m going to kill her here in front of all of you, followed by every woman in this room. That will put a nice dent in our goal. Soon, women will be back in their places, our beds and kitchens.” What a disgusting pig. Boy, did I have a surprise for him. Come on Spider boy, just a little bit closer.

“You are horrible! You will never get away with this!” Mina screamed as he laughed.

“We already have.” He cackled as Spider inched closer and stood beside him. Gotcha. I noticed a few of the heroes had started wearing down the webbing, Endeavor, Katsuki, Shoto, and Mina. It looked like Momo may have been trying to cut through hers, as well. Deku looked as angry as I had ever seen him. If I take Spider out, his quirk should go with him, right? Boy, I hoped so. Just as he raised the knife to slash her throat, I lifted his hand and made him stab Spider right in the stomach.

“Boss! Ow!” He cried as he crumpled to the ground.

“What the hell?” Messenger yelled as he floated to the ceiling, dropping the knife to the ground on the way up. Spiders binds started to wear off and just in time. The thugs didn’t know who was responsible, so they started randomly attacking. Katsuki was free first, followed by Deku. They weren’t holding back anymore; they knew it was too serious to worry about damaging the hall. Within a few moments, everyone was free and fighting, but this time the goons were going down. Mom was still out, but safe and I stalked to my prey. This guy was going to be really sorry he messed with me. I smiled at him as I nodded my head side to side while he swayed back and forth mid-air. The look on his face was positively hysterical, a mix between lust and disgust that made me laugh out loud. “How can a whore like you have this kind of power? This is a man’s power. A bitch like you doesn’t deserve it.” I tossed him into the ground and back into the air. Most everyone was done fighting now, and were watching me go to work.

“That’s too bad, because it’s mine. It got stronger when I found true love, I bet you hate hearing that, don’t you? A MAN helped me get this strong, because he loves me, and believes in me. A MAN gives me strength every day to live my life the best way, full of love and happiness. It really is a shame you hate women so much, if you let one in, maybe you would realize just how stupid you sounded during that speech.” I dropped him to the ground again, he was starting to leave a dent in the floor. He was bleeding from the face, looking around at all his fallen comrades and tried desperately to free himself, but couldn’t do it.

“What kind of disgusting man would want a piece of trash like you?” He spat. I didn’t even see him coming, Katsuki flew by me and grabbed the guy out of mid-air and started pummeling him into the floor. When he was done, Messenger was unconscious and Katsuki’s hands were bleeding. During the melee, someone had called the police and rescue, and they arrived just after it ended. Mom had woken up, but was still woozy. The only people seriously hurt were Spider and Messenger, everyone else had only minor injuries. Tabitha was ok, she was just knocked out and was going to the hospital for observation. Mom was going too, as a precaution. She had marks around her neck from where she was being strangled, and the rescuers advised it was best. The police rounded up all the goons and took the other two into custody. They would both live, but would spend the rest of their lives in jail. What they didn’t know was we had set up a video recording system to capture the evening, with cameras with audio set up all over the hall. Everything was on tape. They found one of the caterers locked in a closet, it looks like someone snuck in and stole his outfit. That must have been how they got access. The party was over, most of the civilian guests leaving before the cops even showed up. Katsuki put his arms around me, his sleeves all torn from fighting, and I started to cry.

“Hey, don’t cry! Everyone is fine.”

“This was supposed to be her day! They ruined it!”

“They made a mistake coming here, especially underestimating you, Anna. Everyone else in this room was stuck, I wouldn’t have been able to get free in time, but you…you did exactly what a hero would do. You waited until the perfect opportunity struck. If you would have acted too early, it may not have worked. You were the hero today, a fitting way to celebrate your Mother’s success.” Endeavor said as he approached us. “I am proud of the hero you have become, and I am sure your Mom is too. Don’t be surprised when you see the next rankings, that’s all I’m saying.”

“Thank you, Endeavor. I was just doing what I had to. I’m glad everyone is ok, but I am still pissed.”

“Come on, everyone is heading back to the hotel. We can go see you Mom in the morning if she is still there.” Everyone filed out, only low mumblings were heard as we all tried to grasp what had just happened. We got back to the hotel and I flopped on the bed. “Well, the good thing is your beautiful dress didn’t get roasted like my tux did.” He laughed as he sat next to me, stripping off his charred and tattered coat and tossing it on the floor.

“He would have hit the floor many more times if he had ruined my dress.” I laughed. I was still mad, but everyone was ok, and we put away some shitty villains in the process. I was glad they were off the streets. People like that are a danger to society, spreading their hate and intolerance like a disease.

“You really were amazing out there, you know? You were the only one that could do anything about it, and you pulled it off flawlessly.”

“I have you to thank for that, for insisting we train. I’m glad I listened; I couldn’t have done that today without you.”

“Happy to help. I’ll always be there for you, Anna. You know that, right?”

“I do, Katsu. I’ll always be here for you, too.”

“I need to tell you something. You don’t have to respond, but I think you should know. Endeavor came to me months ago, after you floated him the first time, and asked I thought you would want to be my partner. He wanted you to quit Ochaco’s and come to work for him. You had just started with them, and loved it so much I didn’t want to think I was pressuring you into anything. I’m still not, and I just thought you had the right to know in case you decided that was what you wanted. After what he said to you tonight, I know he respects the shit out of you. I honestly think you will outrank me next month when the polls come out. Working with you would be the best thing ever, but if you want to stay with the girls, I am totally fine with that.” Working with Endeavor, and Katsu? Tempest Zero. Maybe it was time to start a new story.

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Chapter Fifteen

Tempest Zero

The rankings came out five weeks later, and I almost fainted. I hadn’t passed Katsuki, but I was as close as I could get. While he held-fast at number six, I squeezed in at number seven with my new hero name, Tempest Zero. I thought it was funny, Rick being eight still, that the three of us were all lined up like ducks in a row. It was hard to believe I moved here ten months ago and how much my life had changed. Mina and I were in her living room with drinks, gossiping about work shit. Yesterday was my last day with Ochaco, I was starting with Endeavor on Monday. She actually suggested it, while confessing she didn’t want me to go, she understood what it meant to me.

“I still can’t believe you are leaving!” She pouted at me, taking a huge drink before giving me the stink eye.

“Hey, I’m just leaving work, not the neighborhood. I can’t believe you guys are getting a house.”

“It was time. Kiri has probably told Bakugo by now, so I’ll tell you. The main reason we did it now is because we are pregnant!” She grinned as she rubbed her belly.

“Oh Mina! That’s amazing! How far along?”

“Three months. We aren’t finding out the sex, so don’t ask.” She laughed. That’s two babies, Rita’s and Mina’s. Nope, not ready yet. I can enjoy them babysitting, or something. The boys were walling up Kirishima’s room upstairs, the one he took down when he moved in. There were plenty of people looking in this area for homes, and it would sell quickly. Mina’s was, they used that money for the down payment on the house. Almost all her things were packed and ready to go, the movers would be here tomorrow for everything. The boys came bounding in, covered in sweat and grime and came right for the food.

“Guys! Wash?” I laughed as they both stopped and went to separate sinks. Katsuki got back first and had a huge grin on his face.

“Congratulations, Mina. I heard you will be having a little red.” He laughed as he took my hand.

“That’s right, you will be uncle explodo-kill. You better promise to visit and not ignore us. We aren’t going to be that far away.”

“I promise, that won’t happen. If you will excuse us, I have something I need to show Anna.” He said as Kiri entered the room. He smiled and waved, like he knew what was about to happen. It was a bit chilly as we walked to his condo. Were we going to watch a movie? We hadn’t done that in a while. Honestly, we hadn’t been to his condo in a while. We walked in and went right up the stairs, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. The wall was up. They put his wall back too, did that mean… “This is only part of the surprise. While Red and I were checking out his new house, a person two doors down put up a for sale sign. I went right over and asked him to take it down, and that I needed to check with you, but was seriously interested. He recognized me and has no problem waiting for my decision. He said we could come by and look at it any time we wanted. What do you think? You want to keep being neighbors with Mina?”

“KATSU! We could really do that? Mina will freak! I will freak!! You really want to buy a house together?”

“Why not? We are spending the rest of our lives together, may as well put down roots. The neighborhood is amazing, and there is a park right in the center. Lots of shopping and food nearby, and it’s not too far from work. You want to go look at it?”

“Yes! But, isn’t it too late?” It was six pm, and the sun had already set.

“Nope, he said anytime. He doesn’t live there, so he gave me a key. Guess he figured Ground Zero wouldn’t rip him off.” He chuckled as he grabbed his coat.

“Ok, let’s freaking go!” I giggled as we ran to the car. The drive was nice, we passed work to get there, but it was a bit of a shorter trip from the new place to get back. The neighborhood was quaint, none of the houses were the same and I really liked that. It wasn’t a cookie cutter sub, and the houses looked a bit older.

“There, that green one is Mina’s.” He pointed at a large, two story home on the right. That meant…two houses down was a pale-yellow bi-level home. It had an attached garage and we pulled in the driveway and I was already in love. He pulled out the key and we went inside. The front door opened into an entryway, leading to a nice sized living space. It was empty, and ready to move in. Off the back was a large kitchen and dining nook, with huge windows looking into the back yard. A large door wall led to a patio out back, complete with a fire pit. Going down the back stairs led to a laundry and utility room, separated by a wall from a large, built-in bar. “Oh, I like this.” He muttered as he looked behind the set up. “It had water connections for the sink, this can be full service.” We went back up and explored the main floor, passing the living area to see what other rooms there were. There were three more down here, in addition to a guest bathroom. The first room was a good size, and looked like it would be a perfect guest room. The second one was lined with shelving; this would make a great office. The final room at the end of the hall opened into a large room, complete with fire place and floor to ceiling windows.

“This would be a great place for our horror collections!” I clapped as he nodded.

“I agree. Plus a few couches and a tv, this would be an awesome place to hang out.” We headed up the half stairs and there was a little spot on the landing that would make a nice little work space, maybe a reading nook. He opened the door and I was amazed. It was one huge room, besides the large bathroom off to the far right. One wall was lined with closets and the other windows. It was beautiful.

“Katsu, I love it. Can we really get it?”

“We can. All I have to do is make a phone call, and it’s ours.”

“Let’s do it. Let’s get it and be neighbors with Mina and Kiri!”

“We will have to sell the condos.”

“I’ll call Monday. Mina’s sold in a week, and there are already offers in on Kiri’s. If we do it now, we can dump them quick.” He picked up his phone and dialed a number.

“Hello, it’s Bakugo Katsuki. We are at the house now, and she loves it. We want it…Ok, yep, everything can be done Monday, it’s no problem…Sure, we can do it here, no problem. Ok, we will see you Monday morning. Thanks a lot.”

“That’s it? It’s ours?”

“That’s it. I’ll give him the cash Monday and we can move in whenever we want.” The cash?

“Wait, don’t we have to wait to sell one of the condos first…”

“Nope, I have what we need. I know how to invest, and I have some extra laying around.”

“How…why did I not know you were loaded?” I teased as I pinched his side.

“Well-kept secret. If everyone knew, I would have people coming after me for my money and my looks.” He cackled as he embraced me tight. “This is our new home, Anna. Ours. I’m so happy.” A warmth filled my chest and came pouring out, engulfing us both in happiness like I had never known.

“WHAAAAAAT? FOR REAL?” Mina screamed as we sat on her front porch for the last time.

“You heard me; we are still going to be neighbors.” I laughed as she shook my shoulders. Her tea had spilled all over the ground when she jumped out of her chair.

“And you were afraid you wouldn’t see her enough.” Kiri chuckled as he and Katsuki joined us.

“It’s dumb to pay for two condos when we were only using one. I had already been thinking about finding a house, then when I saw the neighbor, I knew it was a sign. Besides, I didn’t like the idea of not just walking in on you two and stealing your food.” Katsuki chuckled. Aww…he really would have missed Kiri.

“And now, we can all move at the same time and have the extra help!” I joked while the guys groaned. “Hey, don’t worry. I can take care of the heavy lifting.” I winked as Katsuki tackled me. “Just think, Mina. Next time we are all together like this it will be on your new front porch, after we walk from ours.”

“I’m so happy, I don’t even care that we don’t work together anymore. Being neighbors is so much better!”

“We signed the papers Monday, and the truck will be here tomorrow, yours too, right?” Katsuki asked Kirishima.

“Yes, everything is ready to go from both places. I guess we will meet you at our new houses after we pack the trucks?”

“All right! Let’s do this! See you guys tomorrow!” Mina waved as we headed back to my condo for the last time. Everything was packed, Katsuki taking care of his place while I boxed up all mine. I was glad I decided to keep all the boxes from when I came here, it made everything a bit easier. Well, so did the fact I could float shit around. That made it a breeze. Mom and Dad wanted to come, but I told them we had it handled. Mom had recovered, but we didn’t need them. They were coming for New Years in a few weeks, they could wait and see the house fully furnished this time. Mina was throwing her first party, and everyone was coming. Mom and Dad and Katsuki’s parents were coming for it, and we were having dinner at the new place before the party. That gave us two weeks to get everything unpacked and settled. The only box in my condo left unsealed and upstairs was the one for the bedclothes, they would get packed in the morning. Everything else was waiting already in the living room. The condo felt weirdly empty, with everything in boxes, but I couldn’t have been happier. This time tomorrow we would be moved into our new home. OUR new home. Katsuki came in with food, he had run out since everything was packed up already. We sat at the table and ate, a warm silence between us as we enjoyed the last meal in the place we fell in love.

“You know, I sure will miss this place. So many happy memories were had here, you know?”

“Yeah, like the first time we touched our soulmarks. That was when I knew I wanted to be with you forever. This is where you found your new power, flying that towel across the room. This is where you accepted my flaws and insecurities and loved me anyway. Just think of the new memories we will make in our new home.” He cooed as he stood from the table. “We should make one last memory in this place.” He said as he held out his hand. I took it, and we headed upstairs for the last time.

His hands traveled my body as my lips sucked his neck, naked bodies entwined on the bed. His mouth suckled my breasts, nipping gently at the bud before swirling his tongue around it. I could feel his erection brushing against my leg as his mouth met mine in an inflamed kiss. He bit at my lips while his tongue darted in and out, brushing against mine and sending a shiver down my spine. Even after all these months, I couldn’t get enough of him. I bent my knee and rubbed it against his hard cock and he moaned above me. He pulled back and ran the tip over my folds, making me mew loudly as he slowly slid it inside. My hips rocked to him, hands coming up to grab his face and pull it to me. Our mouths met with a passion, sucking on each other’s tongues while our hips crashed together frantically. He drove in and out, flesh slapping together as we devoured each other. He ripped his mouth away and attacked my neck, sucking and biting as he started thrusting quicker, and harder. I tossed my legs around his neck and his hands landed on my ass as his ruby eyes gleamed down at me. He was grunting, tongue hanging out just a bit as I started to lose control.

“Katsu! Yes! Oh god, YES!” I moaned as his fingers moved to strum my clit, pressing circles into it and forcing my walls to shatter around his cock. “Katsuuuuuuuu!” I screamed as I came, hands gripping the sheets as ecstasy flooded my body. He was still thrusting when his mouth found mine. It was a gentle, quick kiss before his eyes got huge and he whispered to me.

“I love you, Anna.” He came while fully sheathed, filling me with his warm seed as I whispered back.

“I love you, Katsuki.”

“This better be the last time we move!” I heard Kirishima yell from the back of the van. We had caravanned to the new houses, and were just about done unpacking our truck. If you told me a year ago I would be working with Endeavor as the number seven hero and moving in with my soulmate Ground Zero, I would have thought you were nuts. But here we were. Katsuki and I were now a hero team, and finished our first week before moving into our new home together. I felt bad for Kiri, having to practically move everything himself since Mina couldn’t lift anything. We were almost done so we went to lend him a hand. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw Mina sitting on the porch, drinking tea, directing him where to put all the boxes.

“Kiri, you need a hand with that?” I asked as I floated the huge box he was carrying into the house. Mina giggled as Kiri shook his head.

“Thanks. Almost done, but I could use a bit of help with the furniture.” He muttered as he and Katsuki went back to the truck. After about twenty minutes they were done, and sitting with us on the porch. I had a feeling I would be spending an awful lot of time here.

“So, now we just have to unpack.” Katsuki laughed as Kiri slapped him.

“Not today, all I want now is food and sleep.”

“Yep, same here. Maybe someone should go grab some food…” I said to anyone and Katsuki volunteered.

“I’ll go. Meet you back here.” He said as he jumped up. He came back with some glorious ramen, again with the great food choices close by. Good. After we fed our faces, we left to go back to our new house for the first night. We had a lot of unpacking to do, but that was going to have to wait. There was only one thing I wanted to do with him tonight, and that was fuck his brains out in our new house. All over our new house. We plopped down on the couch and he put his arm around me, resting his head on my shoulder. “I can’t believe I almost ran away from you.”

“Yea, you jerk! Remember when you thought I was perfect?” I snorted and he kissed my neck.

“You are perfect. In absolutely every way. But most importantly, you are perfect for me.”

“Hey, Katsu,” I purred as my hands ran over his chest. “What room do you want to fuck in first?” He cackled and pulled me into his lap.

“Well, we are already here, so…” He ripped off his shirt and tossed it over his head. I slid off his lap so he could get his pants off while I ditched mine. He pulled me back into his lap and wrapped his arms around me, kissing me passionately as I melted into him. My hands traveled his torso, finally wrapping around his neck as I wiggled for him. I spread my legs and straddled him, leaning in and kissing his chest as he moaned for me. Reaching down, he quickly inserted two fingers and pumped a few times, fingers coming back wet as he licked them clean. I lifted myself up and slid my hand over his cock, hard and waiting for me as I slowly sank down on it. I teased him, wiggling my hips as I slowly let him penetrate. When he was fully sheathed, I ground down, raising my hands above my head as I screamed out.

“Oh, Katsu! So good!” I squealed as I started to bounce in his lap. His hands were attached to my ass, helping me keep the torrid rhythm as his mouth tried to catch my bouncing tits. My hands came down to his shoulders, forcing one into his mouth and he sucked and nipped at it, biting down on a bud before moving to the next. His hips were thrusting up, meeting mine with force as our noses touched. Even after all this time, he still got that it’s too good to be true look in his eyes. Our lips met, gently at first then enflamed, nipping at each other as we both approached climax.

“Anna, I’m cumming!” He whispered as he wrapped his arms around me, thrusting twice more before filling me with his amazing, caramel scented seed. My walls crashed around him and sucked him back in, trembling as I thrashed in his lap. I was pressed into his chest and his hands were combing through my hair. “I love you. I love us. Come on, let’s go to bed. When we wake up, we can christen the bedroom.” He winked.

“I love us, too, Katsu.”

The next two weeks passed pretty quickly. We had everything unpacked and put away the first week, and had even gone out and gotten some new furniture for the house. Katsuki had spent his time getting the bar in working order downstairs and we grabbed some new barstools and a table with chairs. We picked up a couch and a few chairs to go in the horror room, and a tv for the space. We both had desks, those went into the office. The third room on the main floor was where we put Katsuki’s bed and furniture, and planned on that being the guest room. His old couch and a chair fit perfectly in the little space half-way up the stairs and it made a nice little reading nook. Mina’s party was tomorrow, and I was super excited. Mom and Dad were coming, along with Mitsuki and Masaru and Rick and Rita for dinner beforehand, to see our new house. Then, we would be hanging out with all our friends to celebrate the New Year. I missed seeing Ochaco and the rest every day, and couldn’t wait to see everyone. Katsuki had gone somewhere with Kiri, they left a while ago and said they would be back soon. Wonder what they are up to? Maybe Kiri needs help building the crib.

“So that’s the plan. Do you think it will work?”

“Dude, she is going to love it. The timing is perfect with everyone gathered. I think it’s a good idea to do it before you all come over.”

“Yeah? You don’t think I should wait until the end of the night?”

“I don’t think she will care, honestly. Do it whenever you feel is right. Do you have the ring?”

“Oh, yeah. Here.” I pulled the small box from my pocket and handed it to him. His eyes lit up when he opened it.

“DUDE! Shit, man, you will make me look bad in front of Mina with that thing.”

“You think she will like it?”

“Yes. Yes, I think she will like it. I think you could give her anything and she would like it, but you out did yourself on this one.”

“All right, wish me luck.”

“I will, but you don’t need it. I’ll see you at the party tomorrow.”

Rick and Rita were the first to arrive. I was showing them the horror room when Mom and Dad pulled up, and Mitsuki and Masaru were right behind them. They all got a grand tour, Dad joking that he and Masaru were going to stay downstairs at the bar. Well, he wasn’t joking, actually. Dinner wasn’t for a half hour, and they actually stayed down there. Katsuki checked on his dishes then pulled Rick aside, whispering something to him as I tried no not notice.

“Anna! This house is great. It’s such a nice neighborhood, too. Reminds me of ours.” Rita squeed as the women all gathered around the kitchen counter.

“You ladies chat, we are going to check and make sure Dad’s aren’t getting drunk.” Rick laughed as they headed down the stairs.

“Really, Anna. This is a really nice house. I love the yard, and all the room.”

“Thanks, Mom. You can say thanks to Mina, as well. If Katsuki wouldn’t have been helping Kiri with his house, he never would have seen this one. I owe her, big time.”

“It’s wonderful that you have her as such a good friend and neighbor. I was so worried when you left the island, but it was like you were meant to. You wouldn’t have accomplished any of this if you would have listened to me and stayed behind.”

“It’s ok, Mom, really. I know you had good intentions. I was scared too, until I punched Katsuki in the face. After that, nothing really scared me anymore.”

“Sir. I would like to ask you permission to marry your daughter.” I bowed as I held out the ring box and handed it to him. He looked at it longer than I expected.

“Bakugo, when I first met you, I didn’t care for you at all. You were a loud mouthed, foul tempered brat. But that was just what was on the news. Even that first day, as much as I hate to admit it, I thought you were good for my daughter. As time went on, I saw how much you two flourished together, getting through what could have been very hard times like a breeze. You make each other better. You treat her better than I ever expected. You made her stronger. You have my blessing; I would be honored to call you my son-in-law.”

“Hey, you drunks! Dinner is ready!” I yelled as Mom cackled. Katsuki came rushing up to help get the food to the table, and we all sat down to the first of which I hoped would be many family dinners in our new home.

“Wow, Bakugo, this is really good. Rick told me you could cook, but I am still surprised.” Mom admitted as Mitsuki nodded her head.

“Seriously, he didn’t cook like this when he lived at home.”

“I was too lazy back then, and please, call me Katsuki. Everyone at this table is family.” He grinned at me. After we finished eating everyone headed to change. Mina insisted on semi-formal, since it was her very first party at her new house. I laughed, and planned to indulge her. I think it was because soon she would be too big to get all dressed up. I pulled out the red dress and changed quickly, Katsuki already done and back downstairs. We would be starting the new year in a new home, with a brand-new life ahead of us, and I was so happy I could burst. I came back down the stairs all ready to go and everyone was gathered in the living room, waiting for me. Whoops.

“Ha, sorry guys, I’m ready…” The room fell silent when Katsuki dropped to one knee in front of me, holding out a small box in his hands.

“Anna, I love you. Will you marry me?” I heard squeals come from behind me as I looked down at him, his eyes welling with tears as my suddenly shaking hand held my finger out.

“Yes, Katsu! I love you so much!” He slipped the ring on, it was absolutely beautiful, and I was never taking it off. It was a diamond infinity band, and it gleamed under the kitchen lights. He stood up and we embraced, noses touching before our lips met for a soft kiss.

“Oh! I get to plan a wedding!” Mom shouted as I rolled my eyes. She had been waiting for this a long time. “We’ll have it on the island, it will be a huge party!”

“Maybe, Mom. We can talk about it later. Now, we have a New Year’s party to go to. Let’s go celebrate!”

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Chapter Sixteen

Celebrations of All Kinds

The party was in full swing when we arrived, Kirishima was the first to greet us. He immediately grabbed my hands and took a peek, grinning wildly at the ring on my finger. He must have known about this.

“Congratulations, man!” He shouted as he embraced Katsuki in a huge hug, and Mina and the rest came to see what all the fuss was about.

“What are we congratulating…OH MY GOD!” She squealed as she took my hand, jumping up and down.

“He asked me to marry him, and I said yes.” I beamed as Katsuki wrapped his arms around me.

“Wow, he did a great job with the ring…” Kyoka muttered with a smile.

“What is all the screaming over?” Ochaco asked as she and Momo approached with Deku and Shoto close behind. I held up my hand and more squealing ensued, everyone I saw had the same reaction. I was kind of living in a cloud, so much happiness that it was overflowing. I was trying to pay attention to everyone, but I couldn’t stop dreaming about how we would be together, forever. This man, my soulmate, who dropped into my life almost a year ago and changed me for the better in a blink of an eye. I never imagined I would find someone I loved so much. As the evening went on, I realized how lucky I was. I had Katsu, all these wonderful friends and teammates that I treasured. I didn’t have any of this a year ago. Tonight, in this moment, I think I was the happiest woman on the planet. It started getting late and the party died down, people saying their goodbyes and heading for home. Mom and Dad were staying with us and taking the train to the airport in the morning, and the other four headed out.

“Melody, make sure you keep me in the planning loop. This is going to be so much fun!” Why did I get a feeling I wasn’t going to have a say in my own wedding?

“I will, I call you as soon as I know anything.”

“You know, we haven’t even set a date yet. You can calm down with the planning.” I laughed as Mom shot me a glare.

“It’s never too soon to start planning.” Dad snorted as they walked inside. We waved goodbye and headed in ourselves, and I was exhausted. They headed right for their room, as tired as I was. “Goodnight you two. See you in the morning for breakfast.” Mom waved as she shut the door. We climbed the stairs and I sprawled out on the bed, head spinning from the events that had taken place. We were getting married! He bounced on the bed next to me and grabbed my hand.

“I love the way this looks on you. I’m so glad I found it.”

“It’s perfect, Katsu. Our love is infinite. I told you before I didn’t need a ring or papers, but the thought of marrying you makes me so happy.”

“Same, although from the way our Moms were talking, it sounds like the wedding will end up being a huge deal.” He laughed as he rubbed the back of his neck.

“I thought about eloping, but I think Mom would kill me.” I giggled as he rolled to face me.

“I’ll marry you in front of a handful of people, or a million people. They can broadcast it nationwide for all I care. I’ll do whatever you want.”

“Just being with you is what I want. Nothing else matters.” I said as I kissed his neck. We started getting hot and heavy for a minute, then remembered who was right downstairs. He stopped and grinned down at me.

“How about we save the engagement sex until they are gone. I don’t want to hold back.” He growled as he rolled off the bed to change. It was probably for the best; I didn’t want to hold back either. I wanted to show him how much he meant to me, but tonight we would just fall asleep in each other’s arms, knowing we would be together, forever.

Mom was up early and had cooked a feast in my kitchen. The smell woke me up, nudging Katsuki to get up and dressed. They had a train to catch, and I didn’t want to keep her waiting. The sooner they left, the quicker we could celebrate.

“Wow, Mom. You really out did yourself.” I chuckled. At least we would have leftovers.

“I figured you could eat it later too. Think of it as a parting gift.” She laughed as she sat a plate down in front of me. The four of us ate, and talked, and when we were finished, they were ready to head home. “Anna, make sure you let me know as soon as you set a date so I can prepare. Katsuki? Take care of my girl, ok?” She smiled as she grabbed her bags.

“You will be the first to know, and I promise.” Katsuki said as they waved from the car. He turned to me after they pulled away with a wicked grin. I smirked as he pulled his shirt off and came at me. “Now, it’s time for engagement celebration sex.” I laughed as I dodged him, running away as I ripped my shirt off and flung my bra at him. He had shaken his pants off and was chasing me through the house naked. I stopped in the hall to get my pants off and he caught me, grabbing the back of my neck and pinning me face first against the wall. “You are going to pay for that little stunt. Be a good girl, and scream while I devour you.” His teeth sunk into my neck and I cried out, his hands ripping my panties away and ramming deep inside. My hands braced the wall as his gripped my hips tightly, thrusting deep and hard as I bounced off the wall.

“Oh yes, Katsu! I love it when you fuck me hard, baby!” I screamed as he grunted from behind me. “Your cock feels so good, oooohh, ahhhh, ohhhh Katsu!” He loved it when I said dirty shit, and I was feeling extra vocal today. “Oh, you give it to me so good, Katsu!” He groaned and slipped out, grabbing my hand and dragging me to the horror room. He threw me on the couch and quickly climbed on top with his dick in his hand. My legs were in the air as he thrust in, his pace thunderous, plunging in and out as a torrid string of curse words flew from my mouth. “Fuck, oh fuck! Oh yes, Katsu! So deep, oh god.”

“You like my cock, baby? You take it so good. I love fucking your pussy. I love that it’s just for me.”

“Just for you, just like you cock is just for me. Make me cum on it, Katsu. Make me cum on your amazing dick.” I purred as he shifted into overdrive. My legs rested on his shoulders as he obliterated me, face flushed as our eyes met. He blushed seeing the state I was in, and that he was the one making me feel this way.

“I love you so much. Cum for me, baby.” He whispered as he allowed his hand to land on my folds, finger harshly rubbing my clit as my legs began to tremble around his head. One more thrust sent me over the cliff, walls collapsing and sucking his cock as I screamed his name.

“Katsuuuuuu! Oh YES!” He trembled and came, his warm seed squirting and coating my insides as I writhed beneath him. Collapsing to my chest, he stayed sheathed because we both just realized we were on a couch, not the bed. Usually we had a clean up plan in place, we had fucked in every room already at least once, but neither of us had grabbed a towel. The closest thing was his sweatpants and he grabbed them for a sacrifice. “Sorry.” I giggled as he pulled out, catching the mess with the legs.

“Worth it. I have plenty more.” He laughed as he kissed my forehead.

“So, what are we doing today?” I asked as we made our way back and headed upstairs to get dressed.

“How about we stay naked in bed all day?” He grinned.

“I have nothing else to do…”

Working for Endeavor was a dream come true, but working with Katsuki was the best thing ever. He had been overjoyed when we told him we were engaged, and even offered his hall for the reception. I told him Mom was in charge, and he laughed, saying it would be a huge party on the island. He would be invited, of course, along with all our friends and coworkers. We decided on a date, the last Saturday in August. Mom panicked, saying there wouldn’t be enough time to get everything ready, but I just laughed. It was only February, and we were having it at her hall, so that was taken care of. She worried about everything too much. I was actually scared to see what she already had planned. She only does things full steam ahead, and I could only imagine what she had in store for us. I was sitting with Mina on her porch, she had already stopped working as she approached month five of her pregnancy. Hero work was too much for her, and she was bored out of her mind.

“Ahh…I wish I could do something.” She whined as she slurped noodles. She was showing now, and everyone was always wanting to pat her belly.

“Mina, you are doing something. You are growing a baby. Save your strength and rest now, because soon you won’t have time for anything!” I chuckled as she rolled her eyes at me.

“I know, I know. I’m just glad I’ll be done by the time your wedding comes. The idea of finding a dress that would fit now is UGH.” She snorted as I giggled. She was due the middle of July, so she should be recovered by then and also be in desperate need of a night out. “I’m already planning on leaving the kid with Mom for it. My first official vacation after childbirth.”

“Wow, thinking ahead, are we?”

“Speaking of thinking ahead, do you know where you are having the ceremony yet?”

“No. Mom has tossed a bunch of suggestions at me but I don’t like any of them.”

“What do you like?”

“I don’t know, that’s the problem. I can’t land on a place…”

“Well, it’s going to be on the island, what about a favorite place?” I thought about it a minute and…wait!

“Oh, Mina! Thanks! I think I thought of something, and it shouldn’t be a problem!”

“Really? Where?”

“The beach. There is a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean that I used to go to when I was in need of some alone time. It would be perfect.”

“But, weather!”

“It can pour if it wants. I’ll marry him in a downpour if that’s what mother nature has in store.”

As I walked home, I fished out my phone and called Mom. She would be happy I finally decided on a place. I put it back in my pocket, deciding to run the idea by Katsu first, just in case. I couldn’t imagine him having a problem with it. The boys had both come home an hour ago, but Katsu never came over to Mina’s to say hello. I opened the door and shouted.

“Hello? Katsu? You home?”

“Yep, coming…” I heard him yell from outside. Why was he outside? The door wall was open, and there was a ruckus before I saw Katsuki’s head pop in, huge grin on his face, followed by a flying mess of fur, running right for me.

“What the?” I laughed as a puppy jumped at me feet. A red and white shiba inu, and it was the cutest thing I had ever seen. “Katsu?”

“I figured this place needed some livening up. I saw this little girl and couldn’t say no. She’s six months old, and I was waiting for you to get home so we can name her.”

“You got us a dog?” I yelled, half excited and half confused. Just after we moved in, I had mentioned that I had always wanted a dog, and now that we had the house maybe we could get one. I knelt down in front of her and she licked my face, whining as she pawed at my feet.

“Maiden. What do you think of that for a name?” I cooed at her as she flopped on her belly for rubs. Katsuki laughed from behind me, approaching and kneeling with me.

“I like that, I think it’s perfect. Maiden. Mai for short.”

“What do you think about a beach wedding?” I asked as I turned to him. His eyes lit up and he smiled.

“A beach wedding? I think that sounds amazing. I’d marry you on a trash heap, though.” He laughed as I slapped his arm.

“Ok, I’m calling Mom. Now maybe I can get a few weeks of peace.” He laughed and I grabbed my phone. It rang once and she picked up. She must have been holding the damn thing.

“Hi darling. What’s up?”

“I think I have decided where to hold the ceremony.”

“Oh, that’s great news! Where? The marina? The ballroom?”

“The beach.”

“The beach. You are trying to kill me, aren’t you?”

“No, Mom. Not kill you. I know you can pull this off. You know the spot I’m talking about. Where we used to go swim. That’s where I want to get married.”

“Ok. Your wedding. The reception is still at my place, right…”

“Yes, Mom. Your hall will be amazing for the after party. We also decided that the ceremony it’s self will be small, just friends and family. Everyone else will gather at the hall to wait for us so we can celebrate.”

“I think that is a great idea, hon. Really. A smaller ceremony is easier, and people just want to party anyway. Send me a list of who you are inviting to both, and I will arrange everything. Except the weather. You will just have to keep your fingers crossed on that.”

“I know, and I’m not worried. The universe will cooperate, I just know it.”

The next six months passed so fast I almost couldn’t blink. Preparations for the wedding were all handled, and it was suddenly the night before we left for the island, and in two days we would be married. Maiden was the best present ever, and I loved that dog so much. She was still growing, and she made the best companion. She was gentle, and loving and got along with everyone. Which is why she was going to stay with Mina’s Mom along with the baby while we went to get married. Mina had a beautiful baby boy about a month ago, and Maiden didn’t like leaving his side. Eijiro had asked her to marry him after she gave birth, and she said yes. Their wedding was early next year. I had taken the last month off from work since I was having to travel back and forth so much for all the preparations. Mom said I didn’t have to, but I wanted to see for myself what she was planning. She did a wonderful job, and I didn’t have to correct her on much, except the giant ice sculpture, I talked her out of that and the doves flying off after we said I do. Don’t need any of that, either. The caterers had put together a wonderful menu, and the cake was amazing. Katsuki didn’t have a problem going with the more American style wedding, and Mom went nuts. I decided to go that direction as well, opting to walk down the aisle in a traditional white kimono, but instead of a bunch of wardrobe changes I picked out a western wedding dress. It was gorgeous and so American Katsuki was going to die. The skirt had a huge train that I would remove after our entrance at the party, and the beautiful white satin and lace gown would blow everyone away.

“Do you have everything packed? I don’t want to have to rush around in the morning…”

“Katsu, calm down! Everything is ready to go.”

“Ok, just checking.” He laughed as he poked his head into the bedroom. Mai and I were laying on the bed when he crawled in. “Two days. Just two days until you will be Bakugo Anna.” He whispered as he kissed my neck.

“I can’t wait, my love.”

I was sitting in the makeshift dressing room Mom had put together at the beach. Everything was amazing, she had thought of everything. Mother nature also was on her best behavior, it was a beautiful late summer day and bright sunshine filled the sky. Sitting in front of the mirror I couldn’t believe how much my life had changed in just over a year. Today I was marrying the love of my life, the love of all my lives, my soulmate. The man I would spend the rest of my life with, my partner. My lover, my other half.

“Sweetie, you look beautiful.” Mom choked back tears as she entered. I was ready, and I heard the music start to play. This was it. Dad walked in and teared up, extending his arm so he could walk me down the aisle. My eyes landed on Mitsuki first; she had a tissue to her eye as I passed her. Mina and Kiri were holding hands as Mina openly sobbed. Rick was beaming, and Rita was holding her daughter in her arms. Then my eyes fell to him, the most handsome man I had ever laid my eyes on. Our eyes met and he beamed, the smile so wide it looked like it hurt. The minister began and I know he was talking, but I didn’t hear him. All I could hear was the blood rushing in my ears. I loved him so much and I couldn’t believe this was really happening.

“It’s time for the vows, Bakugo you may begin.” He looked at me with tears in his eyes.

“I don’t think I ever expected to find someone like you. I know I didn’t. From the moment you punched me in the face I knew you were special, but I had no idea we were destined for each other. Being your soulmate is the best thing that ever happened to me, and I will love you forever. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you, Anna.”

“Katsuki, I always believed in soulmates. I dreamed of finding mine, and just over a year ago, it happened. You let me in right away, showing me a side most don’t get to ever see. I will forever be grateful I forgot my gloves like a crazy person for that interview. It was the best mistake I have ever made. It led me to the love of my life, and best friend. I will love you forever, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.” The minister continued, speaking words I wasn’t paying attention to. Our eyes were locked on one another, staring into our souls as the words bounced off my ears. Finally, he said the words I was waiting for. This was an Americanized wedding, after all.

“Do you, Anna, take Katsuki to be your husband?”

“I do.”

“Do you, Katsuki, take Anna as your wife?”

“I do.”

“I now pronounce you husband and wife; you may kiss the bride.” Katsuki grabbed me around the waist and picked me up, planting a passionate kiss on my lips as we twirled around to cheering from the small group of friends. We walked up the aisle hand in hand, as husband and wife for the first time and headed to change into our party outfits. Everyone except our parents were heading to the hall to let them know we were coming. Mom and Mitsuki helped me change and the guys met us at the car.

“Wow, that dress is amazing!” Katsuki cried as I grinned at him. I knew he would like it, it’s why I picked it out. He was in a stunning tux, solid black with a white shirt accented by a tie the same purple as my eyes. “Let’s go party!”

We made our entrance and everyone ohhed and ahhed before we served dinner. I was starving, and happy we decided to do dinner before the other shenanigans. Not that I didn’t want to hear stories from our friends and greet everyone, I was just hungry. The music started just after we finished eating, and Kirishima picked up the mic. Oh boy.

“Hi everyone, for those that don’t know me, I’m Kirishima Eijiro, and I have known Bakugo since we were in school. I have watched him go from an annoying jerk who didn’t give a damn about anything except being number one, to a mature, kindhearted man, who was lucky enough to find the love of his life. Here’s to you guys, Katsuki and Anna!” The crowd cheered and raised their glasses. Everyone turned as the giant cake was wheeled in. It was totally American; ten layers of buttercream complete with mini versions of us on the top in our hero outfits. He was so getting a face full of that. We walked over and Mom and the photographer snapped a few pics as we cut it together, and as I flung frosting in his face. We mingled, and chatted and had a great time with all our friends and family. Between the food, and drinks, and dancing, I was starting to get tired. It was almost time to head to our honeymoon spot for the night. Everyone was dancing and having a good time as the night wound down, and Katsuki took the mic.

“Thank you, everyone, for coming to celebrate with us. This is a night I will truly never forget. We couldn’t be luckier having friends like you all. Please, stay as long as you like, or until the food and booze is gone, But Anna and I are taking our leave. We will see you all again soon!” He finished as everyone clapped as we exited the hall and got into a car. He still hadn’t told me where we were going. He told me to pack a bag for three nights away from everyone else, so I was a bit excited.

“Can you tell me now where we are going?” I laughed as we pulled away.

“You will see.” We drove a bit in the direction of the beach and it was dark by the time we arrived. It was a small cottage right on the beach and my eyes lit up. “This is ours for three whole days. No one is around, we are totally alone out here. Let’s make the most of it, Mrs. Bakugo.” He cackled as he grabbed the bags from the trunk. It was a cute little place, a fireplace in the living room and small kitchen as you entered and a large, open bedroom upstairs. He dropped our bags at the foot of the bed and rushed me. His hands unzipped my dress and I shook it off, falling to my feet as I stood before him in my special surprise. The white lace bra and matching thong were adorable, and his tongue hung from his mouth as he grinned. “Almost as beautiful as you.” He crooned as his lips met my soulmark. Even after all this time, it sent a shiver up my spine. He stripped his tux and shirt, kicking them aside as he fell on top of me. “Bakugo Anna, I’m going to make you scream my name.” He started at my neck and kissed all the way to my panties, gently pulling them down and off as his hand moved to his boxers. He stroked his dick through them as I sat up and removed my bra, flinging it at him as he growled. He tossed my bra and his boxers across the room as he pounced, mouth suckling a breast as I moaned below him. I felt the tip graze my folds as he adjusted above me, sinking in slowly as my mouth caught his. Our bodies entwined in this passionate dance; one we had done many times before, but now it was different. We were married, husband and wife, together forever. We were starting a brand-new journey together. The sound of our flesh slapping was overtaken by our moans, his rhythm slow and steady as he began to push me to my limit. My arms wrapped around his neck and I whispered in his ear.

“You feel so good Katsu, make me scream your name!” I cried as he took the hint and began pounding me into the bed. He grabbed my ankles and tossed my legs over his shoulders as he obliterated me, mouth emitting foul words and his name like a symphony. “Oh yes, Katsu! Oh, right there, baby! Oh fuck, yes!”

“You are close baby, so am I. Cum on my cock like a good girl.”

“Yes, Katsu, fuck yes!” I screamed as my walls shattered around his dick, thrashing below him as he stared into my eyes. He leaned down close and whispered against my neck.

“I love you, Anna.” He lost control, thrusting once more to the hilt before releasing his seed into my trembling core. He rested on top of me, head nestled between my breasts and cock still sheathed in my pussy. “I love you so much.”

“I love you, Katsu, my husband. My husband, I love the way that sounds.”

“Get used to it, you better tell everyone you know.”

“I’ll shout it from the roof tops. This is the first night of the rest of our lives.” He rolled off and wrapped me in his arms, kissing the back of my head as he stroked my hair.

“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”

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Chapter Seventeen

Coda

I was sitting on the couch, staring at the little piece of plastic in disbelief. Mai was laying across my lap, oblivious to what was transpiring. Katsu and I had just celebrated our third wedding anniversary last month, and our lives were perfect. Working together had really skyrocketed us in the public eye, and last polling he was ranked number two hero. I stayed put at five, which was fine with me. One day, Katsu would get that number one spot. He didn’t seem to care as much about it as I did at this point for him. Two months ago, we talked and decided it was time for me to stop taking birth control. I was thirty now, and we decided this would be a good time to think about starting our family. Our parents were thrilled but I warned everyone, I had been on the pill for a very long time, and it may take a while for me to get pregnant. I figured a year would pass. But, if this little test in my hand was right, it was happening now. I was so deep in thought that I didn’t hear him come in.

“Hey babe, whatcha doing?” He asked as he stopped in his tracks. I was holding the pregnancy test in my hand above my head. “Is…that what I think it is?” He shouted as he ran at me, grabbing it from my hand and letting out a loud squeal. “WE ARE PREGNANT?”

“Sure looks that way, babe. I have to call the doctor in the morning and set up an appointment to confirm, but this says yes!” He picked me up from the couch and spun me around. “You are going to be a Dad!” I grinned as he planted a long, lingering kiss on my lips.

“And you’re going to be a Mom.” He cooed as he held me close. I was going to be a mom.

The appointment went well, and it was confirmed, we were pregnant. Only about eight weeks, so we decided to keep it a secret a while, just to be on the safe side. That didn’t stop us from planning, already getting ideas for the nursery. At my fourteen-week appointment, we got some shocking news.

“Congratulations, you are having twins.” I remember the doctor saying before I passed out. Whoops. Katsu was grinning at me when I woke up.

“Do we want to know the sexes?” He laughed as the doctor smiled.

“Yes! I want to know, do you?”

“Yep, let’s hear it doc.”

“You have one of each.” A boy and a girl. Twins. That news changed everything. It made me the happiest woman alive.

My pregnancy was as easy as it could be when having twins. Mom almost passed out and Mitsuki had to catch her when we finally told them the news. I had officially retired from hero work, giving up my number five rank the next time the polls came out. I would have my hands full with my babies, and it was time to leave that world behind. Their Dad would still be helping to make the city safe, and that was all they needed. Mina and her son were hanging out with me while Katsu was at work, and as I walked across the kitchen to get some tea, I felt something wet between my legs. I turned to Mina and her eyes were huge.

“It’s time! Your water broke! Let’s go!” She shouted as the little boy grabbed my bag. She had been preparing him in the event they were the ones with me when it happened. He was so cute, hollering at me to get to the car in his four-year-old voice. I texted Katsu from the car as Mina drove with two simple words.

‘It’s time.’

He somehow beat us to the hospital and had called our parents, as per the plan. He was holding my hand when the first one came, our little boy. I almost broke his fingers as our daughter was born, both screaming as they were wrapped up and handed to us.

“They are perfect! Little angels…look!” He was beaming as they cooed, tears glistening in his eyes as we looked at the amazing things we had created. I thought our lives were perfect before, but now they were complete.

Both Mom and Mitsuki stayed with us for the first month. The addition we had built was completed while we were in the hospital, and the guys all pitched in and helped get it ready. We had added two bedrooms and a living/play space plus an extra bathroom since, well, we needed to. The babies would be staying with us in our room after the parents left, but for now they were helping take feeding and changing shifts so I could sleep. Katsuki was worried I would need help, but Mina volunteered to give me aid anytime I needed it. She was a stay at home mom now, with a second on the way, and she was with me most of the time anyway. I valued her friendship more than I could have ever expected. The house was quiet when he turned to me in bed, eyes shining as he smiled at me.

“How are you doing, Mom?” He laughed as he nuzzled my neck.

“I’m amazing. Our kids are amazing, and they will turn out to be wonderful people, and heroes.”

“I love you, Anna. I love our kids. I love our life. I’m so happy I found you and we made all this happen, together.”

I was in the kitchen, the tv was blaring from the living room. The twins were getting riled up over something. Great.

“Emma, Kure! Take it outside! Go see if Yagi and Keiki are out.” I hollered as I made dinner. They just had their fifth birthday and both developed their quirks. Our life was a living hell. Just kidding, sort of. Emma could blow shit up if she touched it just like Katsu, and Kure was full telekinetic, just like me. I was really getting tired of him floating shit around, like his sister. There was a huge explosion out back and before I could get to the door, Mina came running in, laughing her head off.

“Oh god, Anna! How are we still alive?” She chuckled as I looked out the window. Kirishima and Katsuki were in the yard with the four kids, and they were losing. They had Katsuki pinned to the ground and poor Kiri was levitating in mid-air above him.

“Because they know better that to try that shit on us.” I laughed. The doorbell rang and I ran to answer, we were having a family dinner tonight and everyone was coming. Mina and Kiri were like family, and Rick and Rita were bringing their two kids along with our parents who couldn’t get enough of the grandkids. Rick had moved to the mainland a few years ago with his family, and now Mom and Dad were having a hard time deciding if they would stay, or move to be closer to all of us. I was pretty sure within the year; they would be moved. Everyone had piled in and the kids came running as soon as they heard the grandparent’s voices. Mina flipped on the tv as we sat around the living room. This wasn’t just a family dinner, I hoped this would be a celebration. They were announcing the new hero rankings tonight, and with the current number one hero retiring, rumors were Katsuki would be the new man on top. The room fell hushed as the countdown started, even the kids were watching intently.

“Moving up to number four this ranking, Red Riot!” The anchor yelled as the crowd cheered. Kiri deserved that; he was a wonderful hero. His kids jumped on him in celebration. He told me a long time ago he never had any interest in what he was ranked, but I could see how proud he was, for him and for his family. They had announced everything but two and one now, and my heart was beating out of my chest. Could this really be happening for him? Was he really going to be the number one hero? It was something he had dreamed of all his life, something he strived for and even lived for at one point.

“The number two hero is Shoto!” My heart almost stopped. That meant… I looked up at him and there were tears in his eyes. This was it! He did it! You could feel the excitement in the air, even Dad had a tear fall down his cheek.

“And you know what that means!! Our new Number One Hero is GROUND ZERO!!!” The twins screamed and jumped at him, knocking him over as tears streamed down my face. Everyone was hugging and freaking out, and the next thing I knew the smoke alarm was going off. SHIT, DINNER! Whoopsie.

“Well, everyone. Looks like we will have to go out for dinner, since ours is on fire. My bad.” I laughed as the room exploded in laughter.

“I have a feeling I can help with that.” Mom said as she picked up the phone. “Hello yes. This is Tempest. Yes. We want to celebrate the news, is there any way…oh yes, that would be perfect! Thank you so much, see you soon.” She hung up and looked at me. “Come on, get the kids ready, we are going to the steakhouse. The owners are cleaning out the place for us.” She winked. Of course, they were. They knew very well who was coming. The grandma’s grabbed the kids and took them to wash up as Mina and Kiri took theirs and ran home to change. I followed Katsuki to the bedroom and before he could say a word, I wrapped my arms around him and planted a soft kiss on his lips.

“Sorry, I just had to know what kissing the Number One Hero was like.” I giggled as he attacked my neck.

“Does it feel any different?” He whispered before he caught my lips again, this time full of passion. I pulled away and grinned at him.

“Not really, you have always been my number one hero. I love you, Katsu.”

“I couldn’t have gotten here without you, you know. You made me who I am today. Being with you made me stronger. I love you, Anna, my wife and soulmate.” We headed back hand in hand and as we watched the kids pile in the car, a rush of happiness overflowed within me. We had done it. Looking back on our first meeting now, it was amazing we made it to this point. So many things had to be in the right place for it to even happen, we were so lucky. The Universe had smiled on us, and we were determined to live the life we were meant to. Happy, and together.

“Come on, Number One Hero. Let’s go celebrate!”