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Todoroki's Amusment, Bakugou's Torment

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Lunch was usually a boring affair for Todoroki Shouto who was sitting at the table with Deku and his friends. Midoriya was talking about some complex technique that he was working on while Iida was listening intently and Uraraka was finishing off her pudding that had been on her lunch tray. Despite the normal atmosphere it felt like they were being watched intently and he glanced behind him to see an unhappy blond staring in his direction despite being surrounded by his happy-go-lucky friends.

Todoroki looked at their table and then looked again at the blond only to see that his red eyes weren’t focused directly on him, rather they were focused on the brunette girl at their table. Ever since their first year at the Sports Festival he noticed that their hot-headed classmate Bakugou Katsuki always seemed to treat Uraraka differently, as if he held her in higher regard. If he had to be honest, he was amused at how weak Bakugou Katsuki could be to a girl like Uraraka. The stare didn’t seem threatening, rather it seemed as calm as Bakugou could ever be.

It was obvious that he liked her…but how much?

Todoroki looked over at Uraraka who sighed happily after just finishing off her pudding, licking the caramel off the spoon. He then looked down at his pudding and had an idea as to how he could find an answer to his question.

“Uraraka-san?”

She looked over at him, “Yes Todoroki-san?”

He then put his pudding on her plate, “Here, you like sweet things don’t you?”

Ochako’s eyes widened, “A-Are you sure?”

Shouto nodded.

“Uwaaaah! Thank you Todoroki-san!” Ochako squealed and began devouring the pudding.

Todoroki couldn’t help but let a small smile escape his lips and then looked up noticing Bakugou glaring angrily in his direction, chopsticks splintering in his hand.

“Bro are you okay?” Kirishima asked Bakugou and looked at his hand, “Um…you murdered your chopsticks.”

“Shut up!” Bakugou growled and then pushed his food towards Kirishima, “Here, eat this shit I’m done with it!” Before Kirishima could thank him he stood up and walked out of the cafeteria.

“I wonder if Kacchan is okay. Maybe he ate something bad?”

“He should have more calcium then maybe he wouldn’t be so uptight.” Ochako said as she finished off her pudding. The comment made the two-toned haired boy laugh internally.

Oh, this was going to be fun.

To Be Continued...

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Later that evening Todoroki found himself at the gym and took notice of the people who were working out in the weight room. It couldn’t be a more perfect set up. On one end of the gym Bakugou appeared to be locked in a contest with Kirishima over who could complete the most pull-ups on the bars and on the opposite side was Uraraka who was stretching out on one of the mats.

Without hesitation Shouto went towards Uraraka who was stretching out her shoulders trying to loosen up her stiff muscles.

“Oh hello Todoroki-kun! Did you need the use the mats?”

Todoroki nodded, “But I may need some help warming up…I’m not very flexible.”

“Oh sure! I can help you with that no problem!” Uraraka said with a grin, “But you’ll have to help me too!”

“Of course Uraraka-san.”

Although warming up with Uraraka had required physical contact it didn’t bother him as she was there to help him reduce the tightness in his back and shoulders. He realized he should probably do things like this more often in order to maximize the most of his quirk. When it came time for them to trade places Ochako seemed to have no issues with having his hands on her. But then again, she probably did things like this all the time when she had been at her internship with Gunhead.

“Hold them down, okay?” Uraraka said when he adjusted his hands so that they were holding down her baby pink sneakers. Shouto nodded his head and watched as Ochako started performing crunches.

He then decided to turn his attention to the opposite side of the gym and immediately locked eyes with Bakugou Katsuki who looked like he was going to pop multiple blood vessels while lifting weights at the bench.

“Hey…um….bro…do you maybe wanna take a break?” Kirishima asked Bakugou who decided to switch out the weights for heavier ones, “Bakubro?”

“Shut it Shitty Hair, I’m just getting started.” Bakugou growled, “Don’t tell me you’re wimping out now!”

That seemed to motivate Kirishima who decided to eagerly join in with Bakugou commenting on how manly it was that Bakugou was insistent on continuing to train.

When Todoroki looked away he came face-to-face with Uraraka who smiled at him, “Alright that was it! Thanks for your help Todoroki-kun!” she said and then stood up, “Well I’m off to the track, I need to get some laps in!”

Todoroki watched as she took off and figured he might as well make use of the gym since he was warmed up and headed towards the pull-up bars. “Anyone using these?”

“Go right ahead!” Kirishima said happily. Bakugou didn’t respond to Shouto’s question and instead stood up and put the weights back where they were. “Oh you done already Bakugou?”

“Going out for a run.” Bakugou said before exiting the gym.

“Whatever bro.” Kirishima said turning his attention back to his workout routine.

Todoroki however found himself amused that Bakugou was trying not to make it so obvious that his reason for leaving the gym was to go find Uraraka like some lost puppy. This was starting to get fun. He couldn’t wait for tomorrow.

To Be Continued…

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“Kacchan seems very annoyed today.” Midoriya said as he and his friends exited the classroom towards the library to study for the next grueling test Aizawa-sensei had planned out for them.

“I agree with you but that is no excuse for damaging school property.” Iida said firmly, “Even if it was an accident there was no need to leave burn marks on the desk!”

“Actually I don’t think he even noticed he was doing it.” Ochako said with a shrug, “Happens to me sometimes with my quirk when I’m not paying attention. Next thing I know my favorite pencil is floating above my head.”

Of course with Class 1-A there was never a dull moment, and from Todoroki’s point of view today would be no different. Ochako had entered the classroom partially drenched from the rain outside along with a few other classmates. When asked what happened Uraraka said that a downpour of rain had started outside and that she and some of their class had been caught in it, but made it inside before becoming completely soaked.

“Ewww I hate the feeling of wet clothes.” Uraraka said as she removed her uniform jacket and placed it on the back of her chair. “Oh well, hopefully this dries off by the time class is over.”

The others who had been out in the rain agreed with her.

“Quit whining, it’s your own damned fault for not getting here early enough Round-face!” Bakugou said glancing at Uraraka. But really it was just a front and Todoroki knew it. Why else would he single her out so easily?

He glanced over and noted that Uraraka was shivering slightly from being cold and made a bold decision. He slipped off his own uniform jacket and then called out her name, “Uraraka-san, catch!”

Uraraka Ochako caught the jacket with no hesitation and then looked at Todoroki in confusion, “What’s this for?”

“Go ahead and wear that for now, it wouldn’t be good for you to catch cold.” Shouto said.

“How courteous of you Todoroki-san. I only wish I could have done that if I too wasn’t drenched from the rain!” Iida said.

“Thank you Todoroki-san, I’ll give it back after class.”

“Hey guys…is something burning?” Mineta asked.

Everyone paused and suddenly the smell of burning wood strongly filled the room.

“K-Kacchan your desk!”

“Oh fuck me!” Bakugou cursed as he removed his hand from the desk and saw that the edge of it was singed black.

After that incident class began and the chaos had quieted down. But it was after class when Todoroki had been given his jacket back from Uraraka he briefly met eyes with Bakugou who scowled at him and then gave Shouto the middle finger before leaving the class.

“It might have embarrassed him.” Izuku said softly and then shuddered, “But he really looked like he wanted to fight someone.”

“Yeah I could totally feel is Baku-Rage Aura from where I was sitting.” Ochako said and then shook her head, “But I dunno why he calls me ‘Round-face’ I mean my face isn’t even that round!”

To Be Continued…

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The test that Aizawa had planned out would be intimidating as it required them to write out an essay, but the topic would be decided by Aizawa-sensei and one of their other teachers as a means to determine how they were progressing in their courses so far. The trouble was, they weren’t aware which subject was going to be picked. Leave it to Aizawa-sensei to make it harder to even pass their first year, let alone stay at the academy.

“I believe our best course of action would be to focus on the subjects we struggle with in order to make sure we pass this test.” Iida said.

“That does sound like a good plan but we need to make sure we focus on our stronger subjects too. This test could be on anything.” Deku said running a hand through his messy green hair.

After a few minutes of thinking they all addressed which subjects they felt the weakest in (although Iida wasn’t someone who really struggled in the area of academics he was kind enough to offer his help). They had delved into their respected subjects for about an hour and Ochako was fidgeting in her seat, “Guys I feel like I need to take a break, my eyes are going to fall out of my head if I keep staring at this book!”

“Uraraka’s right…now’s probably a good time to take a break.” Deku said slumping back in his seat, “Besides the library is about the close soon.”

Iida closed his book, “If this is the case then we can all reconvene tomorrow after school is over. We also have the weekend.”

“I second that!” Uraraka said enthusiastically.

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Deku said that he had some questions to ask All Might and left their group saying that he would see them all later at dinner. All three walked back in silence and then came across the vending machines. Uraraka stared longingly at the different drinks that were in the machine and sighed.

“Aren’t you going to get one?” Shouto asked her.

Uraraka gave a small smile, “I would but…I need to save my 100 yen for a rainy day.”

Todoroki frowned. 100 yen? That seemed like nothing. But he had heard that Uraraka Ochako could be stingy with money, buying the cheapest products. Rumor had it her family did not have a lot of money so she made great efforts to save all she could because she was afraid of inconveniencing her parents. He pulled out his wallet and dropped in a few coins, “What would you like?” he asked her.

Uraraka’s eyes widened, “U-Uh! Wait a minute! You don’t need to buy me anything!”

“Don’t worry about it.” Todoroki shrugged, “My dad gave me some more money this week so I don’t mind spending it. Which one do you want?”

Ochako bit her lip and then pointed out the one she wanted. A melon soda. Todoroki got one as well and handed it to her.

“Thank you!” Uraraka said happily before unscrewing the cap and downing almost a fourth of the bottle, “Mmmm! It’s so refreshing!”

“Hey did you guys just get out of the library too? Man, I’m super tired from all that studying!” a voice said and they looked over to see Kaminari, Sero, Ashido, Kirishima, and Bakugou coming towards them.

“Yeah we did, we’re heading back to the dorms now.” Uraraka said happily as she sipped her soda.

“Oooh! That melon soda looks really good!” Mina said licking her lips and pulling out her wallet, “I’m gonna get some too! But usually you’re more stingy with your money Uraraka, what’s the occasion?”

“Oh I didn’t buy this. Todoroki-kun bought this for me!”

“Oh? Did he now? How nice of him!” Ashido said as if trying to tease Uraraka who only rolled her eyes at the pink haired girl.

“Didn’t take you to be a damned philanthropist.” A voice growled and Todoroki turned his gaze towards Bakugou who had his arms crossed over his chest. Oh yes, he looked quite irritated.

Todoroki shrugged, “I had extra money in my pocket and she wanted a drink.”

“She doesn’t need you to do things for her Freezer Burn!”

“Oh? Are you saying you would have bought her one?”

Suddenly Bakugou paused and Todoroki could see that the explosive blond was hesitating. Then crimson eyes narrowed, “Wouldn’t you like to know?”

“Actually I would.”

“You two-toned bitch-!” Suddenly Kirishima swung an arm around Bakugou Katsuki, “Let go of me Shitty Hair!”

“Look man you better not be trying to start a fight here. C’mon let’s go back to the dorms…” Kirishima said and started dragging Bakugou off and then looked at Todoroki, “Sorry bout him man, he’s low on patience today because of Kaminari.”

“THAT DUNCE FACE CAN’T WRITE FOR SHIT!”

Todoroki silently reveled in the fact that he finally made a noticeable dent in Bakugou’s wall that he put up. It was obvious now that Uraraka was the object of his interest. But then he tried to cover it up.

Wouldn’t you like to know?

Challenge accepted.

To Be Continued…

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The next evening Todoroki was sitting in the common room with some of the other students. Everyone was trying their best to put their mind away from the upcoming examination and were either talking amongst themselves, eating, or playing video games. Shouto was just on the couch flipping through a book he was borrowing from Yaoyorozu when he noticed Uraraka heading into the kitchen where he knew Bakugou Katsuki was making something given the amount of decadent aromas flooding into the common room. He closed the book and set it down on the table.

“The fuck are you doing in here?” he heard Bakugou snap from in the kitchen.

“Cool your jets, I’m just here to get some tea.”

“Hah? Well why don’t you ask Freezer-burn to get you some?”

“…Who’s freezer-burn?”

“I believe he’s referring to me.” Shouto said as he casually stepped in the room.

“Oh hey Todoroki-san.” Uraraka greeted cheerfully while Bakugou added some oil to the dish he was preparing looking like he wanted to throw it in the face. Of course, that wouldn’t be the first time he had been assaulted by something scalding hot…but that wasn’t anyone’s business.

“I just came to get some tea.” Todoroki said quietly while Uraraka reached into the cabinet to grab the green tea.

“Oh crap.” Ochako cursed as she stood on her tip toes trying to reach for the mugs that were far out of her reach. Todoroki however was tall enough to reach the shelf that she was aiming for and stood behind her to snag two mugs bringing on down for her.

“Hey thanks!” Uraraka said beaming up at Shouto, “Hand me yours too, I’ll make us both tea. Do you want any honey in it? Or sugar?”

Shouto shrugged, “I’ll take some sugar.”

“Coming right up!” the bubble brunette said as she grabbed his cup from his hand and poured hot water into both cups waiting for the tea to steep. While she prepared their tea he heard the sizzling sound of Bakugou’s cooking and glanced over to see Bakugou’s eyes hovering towards her with that soft look that he had seen the explosive hero give Uraraka that day in the cafeteria.

“Here you go!” Todoroki snapped back to reality and stared down at the mug Uraraka had handed over to him.

“Thank you.” He said quietly while he watched Uraraka happily walk out of the room. He then looked at Bakugou who was putting the food he had been cooking on a plate, “You know if you wanted a cup too, you could have asked.”

“She could have gotten it herself.”

“Oh so you wouldn’t have helped her?”

“No I’m saying she doesn’t need some limp-dick loser holding her fucking hand.” Bakugou said glaring at Todoroki, “She’s not helpless you know!”

“You’re right, she’s not.” Todoroki agreed and sipped his tea in front of Bakugou, “She’s more than capable than looking out for herself. But I don’t see why doing something nice for her is such a problem. Oh, I think I get it now, is it because you wanted to do all those things for her but you can’t?”

“You’re walking on thin ice daddy’s boy….”

“Of course, who wouldn’t want to do nice things for Uraraka-san? She is cute. And as far as I know you’re not interested in her at all.” Todoroki said taking another sip of his tea and then turned around to leave the room.

To Be Continued…