They couldn’t remember who’s idea it was. The only fact that remained was that they did it. Every Sunday, the students of Class 1-A would take turns drawing straws. At the end of the drawing, the person with the short straw would have the blessed opportunity of changing the WiFi password until the next Sunday.
There were three rules:
1) You have to give everyone a hint as to what the password is.
2) At the end of the week, right before the next drawing, you must tell everyone your password.
3) Mineta is not allowed to change the password.
(Hint: This is all your fault, Sero, you jerk. And now everyone else is gonna have to suffer for it.)
“What does that mean!?” Sero screeched, looking around helplessly at the rest of his classmates. They were all gathered in the living area, as they usually did during the traditional drawing of straws and subsequent change of the WiFi password. “What did I do!?”
“You’ll figure it out eventually,” said Kirishima, nodding gravely. “At the end of the month, we have to tell everyone what the password is, remember?”
“But...the WiFi!” Sero shrieked, his eyes wide. “Come on, you’ve gotta give us a better hint than that!”
Kirishima pointed a finger at him, looking uncharacteristically angry. “You, my dude, need to reevaluate your life decisions,” Kirishima told him.
(Kirishima’s Password: If You Use Up The Last Of The Coffee GET SOME MORE YOU HORRIBLE PERSON)
“That’s not a fair hint!” Mina whined loudly, digging her hands into her hair and yanking hard. “That could mean anything!!”
“Well, as stated in the rules, I did indeed give a hint,” Iida said logically.
“Okay, okay, everyone!” Hagakure leapt onto the small coffee table in the living area, punching her fist into the air (though it took a moment for everyone to realize this). “Let’s all pitch in! I’m sure if we work together we’ll be able to come up with the right number combination!”
(Iida’s Password: 1839201372389402938)
(Needless to say, nobody figured out the password.)
(Hint: Metal Music)
“Metal music?” Kirishima frowned, biting the eraser of his pencil idly. “Okay, guys, we need to start thinking up a bunch of artists and all their hit singles! Who knows the popular music of today!?”
“I’m well informed,” Tokoyami said idly. “However, I find this whole thing rather...trivial.”
“Trivial!?” exclaimed Mineta with wide eyes. “It’s the WiFi! How could you call it trivial!?”
“Sorry,” said Ojiro, shaking his head, “but I don’t think you guys are going to figure this one out.”
(Ojiro’s Password: WhoeverKeepsBlastingHeavyMetalScreamoAtThreeInTheMorningNeedsToStop)
(Hint: Song Lyrics and Puns)
“Sorry, guys, but I couldn’t resist,” Sero said with a wide smile, hardly able to keep his laughter at bay long enough to talk. “You guys are gonna hate me when you find out what I changed the password to…”
Ochako stared at him. “Is it really that bad of a pun?” she asked.
“Oh, yeah,” said Sero gravely, nodding.
(Sero’s Password: PrettyFlyForAWiFi)
(Hint: Did you hear about the villain who got his left side cut off?)
“Hey, Midoriya, you’re good with heroes and stuff,” said Sato, approaching said classmate. “Do you know of anyone who did that to a villain?”
Izuku blanched, shaking his head and waving his hands back and forth feverishly. “O-Of course I don’t!” he shrieked. “I don’t know what kind of hero would do something like that. I-If it’s true, I mean…”
And then, at that moment, Todoroki stepped into the room, pulling the door shut behind him. “I figured out the password,” Todoroki said flatly (and maybe a bit angrily, too). “And it’s not what you think.”
(Shoji’s Password: He’s all right now.)
“Got it!” said Kirishima proudly on Tuesday morning, beaming from ear to ear and staring down at his phone.
“You figured it out!?” said Mina frantically, racing over. “What is it!? How’d you figure out what it was!? Did you ask Bakugō?”
“Didn’t have to,” said Kirishima, still grinning, like he’d just gotten 100% on one of Aizawa’s pop-quizzes. “I just imagined what he would say if I did ask, and then added ‘Deku’ to the end of it.”
“Smart,” said Mina, beaming. “So, what’s the password?”
(Bakugō’s Password: GoAwayBeforeIFreakingMurderYouDeku)
(Hint: This is your last warning, Kaminari)
“What does that mean?” Kaminari frowned, looking more confused than ever (which was saying quite a lot). “I didn’t do anything wrong!”
“You’ll figure it out at the end of the week,” said Jiro, crossing her arms.
(Jiro’s Password: Kaminari I Swear If You Change The Password To Anything Pokemon Related Again You’re Dead)
(Hint: Sorry Jiro)
Izuku frowned. “‘Sorry, Jiro’?” he repeated with a frown. “What does that mean? That doesn’t seem like a very fair hint to me…”
“It kinda seems like everyone’s just using this ‘changing passwords’ thing to get revenge on each other,” Ochako commented with a small frown of her own. And then, she laughed softly. “But, I have to admit, it is pretty funny to see what everyone changes it to.”
“I mean, I guess,” Izuku said. “Or, I mean, we could just be friends.”
Ochako paused, then shrugged. “It’s the WiFi, Deku,” she said. “What do you expect?”
Izuku looked at her for a long moment, and then, he, too, shrugged. “Well, I guess if they’re all doing it,” he said, “we might as well do it, too…”
(Kaminari’s Password: PikaPikaPikachu)
(Hint: I was so embarrassed...oh my gosh.)
“I think I have an idea,” Ochako said, “but I could be totally wrong…”
And while Ochako wasn’t wrong in her assumption, the rest of Mina’s password was about as difficult as difficult got.
(Mina’s Password: AlienQueen1019181716151413121)
“Shrug?” Ojiro frowned. “What do you mean, shrug?”
“I mean, shrug,” said Sato, shrugging. “Literally.”
“As in, you don’t know what to change the password to?” Kirishima asked suspiciously, and Sato shook his head.
“No, I mean, just…” And he shrugged again. “That’s your hint. Shrug.”
(In the end, the only people who figured it out were Hagakure, Tsuyu, and, surprisingly enough, Iida.)
(Sato’s Password: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
(Hint: It has the words “All Might” in it.)
“Well, that’s not really much of a hint,” Kirishima complained. Out of everyone in Class 1-A, he, Sero, Mina, and Kaminari seemed the most desperate to crack the codes and get their precious WiFi back. “I mean, this is Midoriya we’re talking about! Of course it has to do with All Might!”
“Can you give us another hint, Midori?” Mina begged, racing up to him. “Pleeeease?”
Izuku shook his head, putting up his hands. “S-Sorry, I-I can’t,” he said. “It wouldn’t be fair to everyone else if I gave away extra hints…”
“I’m totally gonna figure this out!” said Sero proudly. “I mean, all we have to do is try everything having to do with All Might, right? We should figure it out sooner or later!”
(Midoriya’s Password: EveryoneIsGonnaThinkMineIsAllMightRelatedButGuessAgainSorryEveryone
(Hint: Midoriya’s WiFi Password)
“No, I don’t know what that means,” Izuku answered for what felt like the utmost time when he was swarmed by classmates wondering just what Hagakure was implying. “S-She didn’t mention anything on Sunday, s-so...I’m at just as much of a loss as you guys.”
(Hagakure’s Password: MidoriyaIsSAVAGE0_0)
“Koda has a pet rabbit, I believe,” Tsuyu said, tapping a finger to her chin, her other hand enclosed around her phone. “Does anyone know its name?”
Mina shook her head. “No, I don’t, but I’m sure he’d tell us if we asked!”
And, in the end, Koda did tell them the name of his rabbit; however, it did not match up with the WiFi password.
(Hint: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”)
“Wait, is that poetry!?” Sero shrieked in horror. “How am I supposed to figure out the password if it has to do with literature!?”
“I-I’m sure you can do it!” said Ochako, trying to be encouraging. She, for her part, didn’t care very much about the WiFi, so it was easy to keep level-headed while the rest of her classmates broke down. “I-It sounds like a Shakespeare sonnet.”
“Sonnet eighteen, to be precise,” said Iida, nodding. “How about you try that for the password?”
They did. It was wrong.
“How about the next passage in the sonnet?” Ochako offered. “Maybe that’s the right one.”
They tried it, typing “Thou art more lovely and more temperate” as the password.
And that was wrong, too.
(In the end, no one figured out Yaoyorozu’s password.)
(And it made perfect sense why.)
(After all, no one had taken into account Yaoyorozu’s sense of humor.)
(Yaoyorozu’s Password: ‘Cause thou hast NO CLASS.)
“We’ve totally got this,” said Kirishima, idly typing on his phone.
“Yep, got this,” Mina agreed with a nod, also typing on her phone. After one or two tries, they were able to unlock the WiFi.
(Aoyama’s Password: SparkleSparkleSparkle!!!)
(Hint: Dark Shadow and Song Lyrics)
The class was at a complete loss. No one had the slightest clue what that meant. Or at least, right up until, at the very last second (11:00 PM on Saturday evening), Shoji just so happened to hear a song and figure it out.
He didn’t tell anyone, though.
(Tokoyami’s Password: HelloDarknessMyOldFriend)
(Hint: It’s not strong enough.)
“Huh?” Kirishima blinked. “I don’t get it. What does that mean?”
“It’s not strong enough?” Yaoyorozu asked, cradling her chin in her hand. For the first time, she seemed genuinely intrigued by the “WiFi password changing” ordeal. “I have to admit, I didn’t expect this from Uraraka…”
“Well, we’ll just have to think of stuff that’s not strong, right?” said Sato. “I mean, it should be pretty easy…?”
At the end of the week, though, they came up empty-handed, and on Saturday morning, just before the drawing, Ochako told them her password.
(Ochako’s Password: Beef stew.)
“Beef stew?” Tsuyu frowned. “I don’t get it, Ochako.”
“Beef stew,” Ochako repeated with a smile. “You know, because it isn’t... stroganoff.”
(And they almost banned Ochako from changing the password as well.)
(Hint: A werewolf that doesn’t know he’s a werewolf.)
“Again with the riddles!?” Kirishima shrieked. “Can’t we just have a normal WiFi password!?”
“Says the guy who literally changed the password just to get back at Sero,” said Hagakure slyly.
“Hey, it’s not my fault he deserved it!” Kirishima snapped back, and then, he focused his attention on his phone, trying to figure out the new password. “I didn’t expect Todoroki of all people to use a riddle like this…”
Again, only a few (very few) people figured out the answer, namely Izuku, Yaoyorozu, Iida (who groaned rather loudly), and Tokoyami.
(Todoroki’s Password: An unawarewolf.)