02 Dec 2019
On each night of the winter solstice, those of Lupa's children that have passed ten summers receive special marks and scents to help them find their soulmates. Bonds between these fated pairs are sacred, the very foundation of the people of Lupa.
Any form of desecration of these links would invite sorrows and misfortunes to the parties at fault.
On their fourteenth winter, Katsuki and Izuku discover their entwined destinies, embedded on the very pores and scents of their skins.
On this same fateful night, two things happen: Katsuki, driven by his impulsiveness and pride, unknowingly welcomes a lifetime of anguish and tribulations. Izuku disappears, never to be seen again.
A decade passes.
On this summer, two things happen: Katsuki, weary from his past, stumbles upon salvation. Yet his sins are heavy burdens upon his shoulders, and there is no rest for the wicked. Izuku steps into a world he is a stranger to. He can never know that he has found his way home; after all, ignorance is bliss.