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  1. OH HO HO HO! Lemme tell you I was hooked as soon as Bakugou asked if he was a bad person. That concept is something I love and wish to write about one day. I read that line and slithered on into the rest of the story like the trashy trash goblin I am.

    Seriously though, well you know I'm a sucker for vulnerability. Having Bakugou ask such a loaded question to Kirishima is just... ah. I can't find words. Because I agree with you, he's definitely self-centered and seems to neglect that people are out there trying to live their best lives just like he's doing for himself. (Side note: the comment Kirishima makes about how people wanting to be a great hero doesn't mean they're out to surpass him is perfect. It's so true because I feel like he takes things like that as a threat, when they really aren't!) So even though he's stuck in his own little world most of the time, asking that question shows that there's even the tiniest of self-doubt in his mind. No, he "doesn't care" what people think about him, and I think that's somewhat true. Someone's opinion isn't going to stop him from succeeding, but I imagine there's a self-conscious part of him fighting with that conflicting desire to be accepted. Wanting to be accepted IS HUMAN NATURE, no matter how much of a hardass you are. People don't have to like you for you to be a hero, per se, but can you really be a hero if you're genuinely a bad person? I wouldn't think so and it breaks my heart (deliciously so) for Bakugou to even entertain the idea.

    BECAUSE, IF HE IS WILLINGLY TALKING ABOUT IT, NO MATTER HOW NONCHALANTLY, IT'S CLEARLY A LOT BIGGER DEAL TO HIM THAN HE LETS ON. UGH. My HEART.

    But then KIRISHIMA. Lemme yell at you about him now. I love love LOVE how he's still hesitant in giving his response, like he doesn't want to piss Bakugou off so much that he storms out, but he also doesn't want to lie to him. He doesn't want to coddle and sugarcoat the glaringly obvious flaw in Bakugou's personality, especially when he was ASKED about it. And if Bakugou is actually asking for an opinion, especially one about himself, it's an honest answer he's looking for. He very obviously cares for Bakugou, whether this is read romantically or not, and clearly wants Bakugou to become his best self as well. If that means pointing out an issue, that's fine because it will help his friend grow into the person he wants to be.

    OKAY. And finally. Just a little note, that hug at the end, I can see it perfectly. That slumping forward, resting his head on Kirishima, everything. I don't know how to describe it, but it's such a defeated/accepting action. Like something you do when you're massively relieved after stressing about something for a long while.

    ANYWAY. Wow. I wrote a stupid amount and I apologize for the babbling. I sometimes like a story but don't have a lot to say, and other times I can't shut up. Clearly this was a latter situation.

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    1. I'm like,,, this close to crying, marry me, oh my god-

      1. If you ever decide you want to write about it, I will go ham. I have got your back and am on the same boat. I want to explore more of his personality (so, bascially, a character study through Kirishima's eyes because that's all I'm good for, apparently lol) and will demolish any drabble you write about that with love

      2. I love this look on it oh my god? When I was writing, I had this idea that him wondering if he's a bad person came from a specific event that had him reflecting against his will because anxiety sucks like that, but I love this concept a lot more. He's a mess, and there's so much internal turmoil, and that's something I love about him. He lashes out at such stupid things, and yes, he's gonna also address the main problems head on, but I think he's gonna struggle more with those because he can't yell and explode his way out of it. It's frustrating because for as smart as he is, changing an entire aspect of your character is a daunting prospect and I wanted Kirishima to acknowledge that yeah, you've got flaws, but you don't have to go and change everything.

      3. Okay, about Kirishima because I love my boy SO much. I think yeah, he struggling here, because he's got a clear idea of what he wants to say, but he's not sure how to phrase it. Bakugou almost always says exactly what's on his mind, and if he's opening up, even just a little, Kirishima wants to repay it forward. He knows Bakugou, understands in part how he ticks and recognizes that yeah, this is a situation that could absolutley explode depending on what he says. But Bakugou is honest, so Kirishima needs to be as well.

      4. I really didn't want to end on something that felt stagnant or forced. I wanted some form of closure, maybe not Bakugou acting on Kirishima's words, but most definitely a nod to the fact that he took those words to heart. He values Kirishima and he values what he has to say and I think something solid and concrete to ponder over as opposed to any open turmoil that may be aggravating Bakugou's thoughts is probably a breath of relief all of it's own.

      Do Not apologize for babbling. This was amazing. I love hearing how you interpreted it, your headcanons, what in particular you liked, all of it! It's more feedback than I ever dreamed of getting and I am thrilled to hear what you have to say. Thank you so much for commenting and thank you for giving your genuine thoughts.

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      1. Of course, my dude!!!

        I just want to say that I'm intrigued by this "event" you originally thought of that brought this question on from Bakugou. Whether you have this event fully realized or not, I'm still interested in this path. I MEAN, if you think of something to write that lead up to the question, my greedy little eyes will be all over it haha

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