06 Nov 2018
"They’ve been together for a week and Todoroki is almost dizzy from it, from Izuku taking his hand unprompted, or pressing a kiss to Todoroki’s cheek whenever the urge strikes him, or smiling a small, secret smile at him from across the classroom. It baffles him every time he thinks about it. Out of every possible option, Izuku has chosen him. Izuku wants to touch him and spend time with him and talk with him. Izuku, the brightest light in any room he enters, the bravest and the kindest and the best, has chosen Todoroki.
Todoroki is terrified of ruining it. But more than that, he’s terrified of ruining him."
Todoroki desperately wants to be a good boyfriend, but he's worried his past traumas have infected him somehow. Made him unfit to be loved. But he'll be damned if he isn't at least going to try.
(Sequel to ever so gently)
- Part 2 of right beside me