Eijirou if going through his freshman year of high school, but he has a secret, and if it gets out, will people hate him?
- a story of coming out and the struggles of high school
-main: KrBk// SLOW BURN
-TW/// bullying, parent abuse, possible violence
Being in high school...
A place where you can feel people judging you.
A place where rumors spread like wildfire.
A place where you try and hide who you are.
Even his closest friends from middle school.
He’s got a secret, a burden on his shoulders and he’s horrified what others will think when they find out.
Then maybe this secret of his wouldn’t have to stay a secret...
*beep beep beep*
the sound of his alarm blares through his gray and red walled bedroom.
Time for school, or what many consider it, hell.
Looking at his reflection glistening in the mirror still shocks him
His once midnight black hair is now a deadly red.
Eijirou kind of regrets the hair color, he’s scared of what people will say
He packs up his bag and rushes for the bus
Second period- PE; the gymnasium
Third period- prealgebra; room 134
Fourth period- English; room 125
Fifth period- world history; room 220
Sixth period- study hall; the cafeteria
Seventh period- art; room 235
“Whatcha thinking about Kiri?” Mina asks, watching him skeptically
“Oh uh nothing!” He tries to play it off, scratching his neck, he scoots over to give her room to sit.
She wasn’t afraid of others, she started dying her hair early on a pastel pink color and was brave when confronting so many bullies
His skin was littered in bruises to say the least.
“Oh, a few days ago,” he responds, he tries to sit up more and put on a confident face
He laughs along and tries not to feel a ping of hurt from the remark
“Well I thought I’d try and make a statement, an end of an era and onto a new one,” Eijirou says
“Ah, that’s understandable!” She smiles.
The two part ways to roam the halls in search of their classes.
How the fuck he ended up in chemistry is way beyond him, he’s kinda terrified
He’s a very visual and hands on learner and chemistry isn’t very, well, any of that
There’s one kid that catches his attention though
He’s seated in the back, he’s got a nasty scowl on his face and blonde hair that’s fashionably messy
Eijirou heads over to the vacant seat next to him, all the others being filled
“Mind of I sit here?” He asks the angry blonde.
The blonde stares at him with piercing red eyes
“Whatever,” he growls in response
Eijirou takes his seat and rummages in his bag for a notebook and pen
His table mate stays absolutely silent, glaring at anything and everything
He does the usual teacher speal, talking about his expectations and how he runs the class.
The blonde completely ignores eijirou and eijirou tries his hardest to concentrate
Five minutes remain of class and eijirou doesn’t remember a single thing
“Tch” the blonde stands up, looking slightly annoyed
“Hey wait, what’s your name?” Eijirou asks, catching up to him as they exit the class
“Dude we’re gonna be lab partners so unless you want me to call you blasty, I suggest you give me your name” eijirou is trying so hard to keep his chill, he desperately wants to make a friend in chem class
“Ah, nice to meet you bakugou! What class are you heading too?” He asks
“AP Calc” bakugou replies, walking ahead of eijirou
𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘵, 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘵!
“Cool cool! Well I’m heading to gym so I’ll see you tomorrow!” He responds
𝘋𝘢𝘮𝘯, 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦
“Yo tetsu! I didn’t know you were in this class!” Eijirou greets as he enters the locker room to change into his gym clothes
“How’s life been treating ya man?” Eijirou asks
“Eh, nothing much, I’m thinking about trying out for the football team! You should do it too kirishima!” Tetsu exclaims
“Aw, come on! You’re in perfect physical shape and there’s gonna be cheerleaders!” Tetsu continue
He’s one of those famous teachers, the type virtually everyone loves and refers to as All Might
“What’s up with his hair, that’s fuckin weird”
“Tell me about it”
“Wait, isn’t that the kid from our middle school that kept getting beat up all the time trying to play the hero?”
“I think you’re right! Fuckin loser” the duo giggle to themselves
Eijirou tries to ignore the voices, hopefully he won’t have to deal with them.
He makes it to prealgebra and already he sees a friend, a friend he cares about deeply but knows that he could flunk the class because of him
“Bro!” Eijirou exclaims
“Bro!” Kaminari returns
Eijirou snags the desk next to his broski and they try and pay attention to the teacher, but kami gets bored so easily
By the end of class kami gets a warning for goofing off and then they’re off to their next class
“Yo dude, this sucks!” Sero manages to creep into class and take the seat next to him
“I know, class hasn’t even started and I’m scared shitless!” Eijirou says
“No kidding, how is he not fired yet,” eijirou asks
“No fucking idea, but shouto said his days are numbered”
He’s a complete dick!
Lucky for both of them, lunch hour was upon them
“Yo yo yo!! How has your guys day been goin!” Kaminari says excitedly as they enter the lunch line,
“Who’s her fiancé?” Eijirou asks
“Wait,” Kami pauses in thought, “So their both girls?”
“So what if they are,” eijirou responds defensively
“Dude, calm down,” Sero says, resting a hand on his shoulder, “Why are you so defensive?”
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘦?
The thought races through eijirous mind
“Yeah yeah, nevermind” Eijirou can feel his face flush from his sudden outburst.
They pick up their food and move to find a table
Those ruby red eyes meet his own and eijirou smiles and waves.
Bakugou just rolls his eyes and turns his head away, completely shunning eijirou
“Uh, thats Bakugou! Um, we sit by each other in chemistry,” Eijirou says sheepishly. He can feel a soft blush creeping onto his cheeks
“Oh, for sure, I know how you like to make friends Kiri, but be careful around him, seems like a bomb about to explode.” Kaminari warns, concern in his voice
“Yes, Mina, I know,” Eijiou sighs exasperatedly
They find a table when another familiar face breaks into their friend group
“Yeah, of course bro!” Eijirou says
Tetsu takes his seat and the group flows into conversation. They talk about their day, the teachers they have and any new friends they made-
“Yo, you guys, theres this really cute girl in my history class! Her names kendo and I think we really hit it off!” Tetsu boasts, he seems to really like this girl,-
“Bro, youve got yourself a cute one,” Sero says
“Holy shit! Shes gorgeous!” Kaminari says, jaw slacked. They continue their talk about girls and Eijirou wants to leave.
“Hey guys, what class are you going to next?” Mina finally breaks the conversation.
“Ah I’m going to band,” Kaminari says
“Heh, band geek,” Sero mumbles, “I’ve got biology.”
“I think art? I should probably check,” Tetsu responds. The group gets rid of their food before parting ways
“Hey, you feeling okay? You kinda got quiet there at the end of lunch,” Mina asks
“Oh, yeah!” Eijirou responds chuckling nervously, “It’s nothing, I’m fine.”
“It’s nothing, really mina!” Eijirou tries to reassure her. She continues to glare at him
“I-I’ll tell you someday, just… Not today,” EIjirou compromises.
“Okay,” Mina seems satisfied with that answer.
Study hall flies by pretty quickly and soon he's making his way to art class.
He enters the class and takes a seat. There's a girl next to him, headphones in her ears and blasting metal.
“Not at all! Don’t expect this to look good in any way,” Eijirou warns with a smile
“It can't be that bad,” the girl responds a smirk on her face
“Jirou,” she responds.
The timer rings and they look at their masterpieces.
They're… so bad…
“Holy shit,” Jirou says looking at Eijirou’s piece, “Like i knew that none of these would turn out good, but wow… You really butchered this one.”
“Oh shit, I don’t even know which parts your eye and which parts your nose,” eijirou giggles trying to decipher what he created
“Sorry sorry! I was just curious! I mean you seemed like you wanted to talk to her so I just thought I’d help you!” Eijirou responds
“We can start off easy! Like maybe complimenting her art and seeing how it goes from there!” Eijirou encourages
“Yeah, That seems good,” Jirou responds a smile on her face
He steps onto the bus and is greeted by Kaminari, who only rides the bus in the afternoons.
“OOOOO! Who’s the pretty lady you were talking to!” He gushes
“Uh, that’s just Jirou, we’re friends,” Eijirou's already tensing up.
He’s always known Kaminari to be a very flirty person, but he doesn’t remember him being so, pushy? when it comes to girls
𝐼𝑡 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 ℎ𝑎𝑠
“Can you just drop it, please?” Eijirou responds squeamishly.
“Are you okay bro? You’re kinda worrying me,” Kaminari finally speaks up
“I, umm, could you maybe, talk less about girls? It just.. it makes me uncomfortable,” eijirou finally speaks up
Eijirou feels like a small weight has been lifted off his shoulders.
“Eh, nothing much, same old same old,” eijirou replies
“Meet any new friends,” his dad asks
“You’re brothers at his after school club, getting it set up for the year. He should be home in an hour or two.” his father reassures
“The two of you will never let me live down my wrestlers nickname will you!” Fat yells, a smile on his face.
He goes to the search bar and starts typing
Eijirou skims through the first few accounts to try and find the explosive blonde. He’s just curious about the guy. Maybe he’ll be able to learn something that will give them common ground.
𝑊𝑒𝑙𝑙, 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒
The bio is just as bizarre
I speak with my hands and they say fuck off
𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑...
He looks back up at the time and it's almost four, he really needs to get started on his homework.
“Eijirou, dinners ready! And can you get your brother too, he’s in his room.”
Eijirou stomps on the ground before entering his brothers room.
He loves Tamaki, he’s an amazing brother and is always there for Eijirou.
He taps tamaki's shoulder to get his attention.
‘Dinner’s ready’ Eijirou signs
“I’ll be down in a sec,” tamaki responds, turning on his hearing aids.
He’s getting better. His cooking still sucks but recently he’s been taking some cooking classes with Miroku
Its mac n’ cheese tonight, and lucky for them its not burnt.
Eijirou stays up a little longer working on homework before heading off to bed.
*Beep beep beep*
His alarm is blaring and eijirou reluctantly gets out of bed.
He starts getting into a routine and is looking forward to seeing his friends again.
Eijirou shuffles to sit by mina and they stay in a comfortable silence. Eventually the bus arrives at school and the two part ways.
He sets down his stuff and gets comfortable in his chair.
“Morning bakugou,” he mutters. Bakugou grunts besides him in acknowledgement.
Mr. Aizawa goes to the front of the class and lecture begins.
Halfway through class Aizawa announces that they will be having lab.
Eijirou turns his head to look at bakugou, but finds that the blonde’s already staring at him.
“You ready?” eijirou asks
“Heh, I’ll try not to!” eijirou smiles in response, “Thanks for keeping me awake by the way.”
“Tch, whatever” bakugou responds, a soft pink crossing his cheeks.
Was he pissed?
“We do not have!” eijirou announces.
But then, he’s falling.
Someone tripped him.
“Heh, loser,” one of the kids mumbles underneath his breath. The other kids at his table muffle laughs.
He’s wary when passing the table that tripped him. The kids staring at him as if he's an infection. He finally gets to his table.
“What happened?” Bakugou asks, his whole body tenses, as if ready to fight
“Oh, uh, i just tripped,” eijirou responds sheepishly
“The… The table I passed, a kid stuck his foot out and tripped me,” eijirou says timidly.
“Oh… Thank you,” eijirou responds, thankful to have made bakugou his acquaintance
“Eh, hair for brains, you’re zoning out again,” bakugou says, flicking him on the forehead.
“Ouch dude! That hurts,” eijirou giggles.
The bell rings and they exit the class.
Eijirou gets into a comfortable routine, days pass, and then weeks. Soon it’s the last week of August and Eijirou is in his gym class doing drills with tetsu.
The rest of the week goes by smoothly and soon enough it’s Thursday.
He texts his friends while he's on the bus ride home.
GC: One Brain Cell
Eijirou: Yo! Who’s all going to the football game tonight?
Tape: I’m going wherever Kami goes, someones gotta keep an eye on him
Alien: If we’re being honest, you both will end up getting into trouble, but yeah I’ll come too!
“So, you excited for first period?” Mina asks.
“Not really,” Eijirou says.
“Same,” Mina mumbles
“At least there’s bakugou,” eijirou murmurs
“Bakugou, eh?” Mina asks
“That’s awesome, what’d he do to make you like him so much?” Mina asks.
“Maybe he is nicer than what we gave him credit for,” Mina smirks, a mischievous glint in her eyes.
“Good luck getting Bakugou to join!” Mina encourages.
“Thanks, see ya later!” and just like that Eijirou’s off to chemistry.
“Hey, Bakugou,” Eijirou says soothingly.
Maybe asking him about the football game will distract his mind from the dark place it’s in.
Bakugou contemplates for a few minutes.
“Yeah, fuckin guess I’ll go, got nothin better to do,” he responds.
The day flies by as Eijirou’s excitement for the night fills his mind. Well, it’s mainly the fact he’ll be hanging with bakugou. He’ll probably have to remind his friends to play nice.
“You gonna talk to her?” Eijirou asks.
“I don’t know, I’m not very good at initiating a conversation,” she says.
“Leave that part up to me,” Eijirou reassures.
“So what are you gonna draw?” Eijirou asks the girl in front of him.
“Oh, I haven’t decided yet!” the girl with long black hair responds.
“Nice to meet you Eijirou, Jirou, I’m Momo,” she sounds shy, but has a brave and intimidating aura, “So what idea do you have in mind Jirou?”
“That sounds good!” Momo responds.
“You too have fun, I’m gonna find something, not terribly complex,” eijirou tells them
“Good! There’s a football game tonight, I was thinking of going with a group of friends if that alright,” Eijirou announces.
“Thanks Dad!” Eijirou says
𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴, Eijirou thinks to himself. He shoots a message to the group chat
Eijirou: So I invited Bakugou to come to the game tonight, be nice to him you guys, oaky? He doesn’t seem like he has many friends.
Alien: Has he not messaged you yet? Kiri, tell me you at least gave him your number
Eijirou: Yes I gave him my number but he hasnt messaged me yet
Pika: Don’t sweat it dude, he probably sucks at texting
He hears his phone ding.
UNKNWN: Shitty hair, what time should I come
Eijirou: Is this Bakugou?
UNKNWN: Yes it is fuck face, now tell me what time.
Eijirou: we should be there around 7
Eijirou: Okay Dokay, just wait for me there!
“Hey guys, could you get my popcorn for me? Bakugou texted, he’s here” Eijirou tells his friends.
“Sure thing buddy!” Kaminari speaks up.
He walks up to Bakugou and places a hand on his shoulder, “Hey man! I’m so happy you could make it!” Eijirou says.
𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘵’𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘰𝘧𝘧
“Don’t scare me like that fucker,” Bakugou says, there seems to be a playful glint in his eyes.
“Whatever, I don’t like hearing all these extras screaming their heads off anyways,” Bakugou responds.
They find them quite easily, being idiots and waving their way. Eijirou leads the way and he settles into place between Bakugou and mina.
“Yeah I am, and you are?” there's rudeness to him, yet it seems like an auto response.
Bakugou nods. The two idiots say hello to bakugou before getting focused back onto the game in front of them
“You play any sports?” Eijirou asks.
Bakugou stays quiet for a little bit, his eyebrows scrunched in thought. Finally he nods.
The game continues and there isn’t much talking between the duo. Mostly Eijirou talking to his other friends. He tries to include Bakugou but the blonde seems pretty content on staying quiet.
“Really? Dude, thank you!” Eijirou says, pulling the sweat shirt over him.
As the night drags on, the crowd starts to get a little rowdy and the yelling gets worse. Even Eijirou is having trouble remaining patient with the crowd
Bakugou looks at him and nods.
“Mina, I’m gonna head back with Bakugou, let the others know, I’ll see you guys later!” Eijirou yells over the crowd to his friend.
Bakugou’s shaking as they walk, the moon and the stars watching them from overhead. They’re on a vacant dirt road not to far from Eijirous house.
He gently touches Bakugou's shoulder, ‘You okay?’ he signs
Bakugou hugs back, he has a death grip on Eijirou and he can feel the boy shaking against him
Eijirou rubs soothing circles on Bakugou’s back. They stand there, in each others arms for who knows how long before Bakugou finally lets go. He slowly turns on his hearing aids before turning away.
“Your secret’s safe with me,” Eijirou reassures.
They continue walking and Bakugou slows down so he’s walking side by side with Eijirou.
“My brother has hearing problems, so I got taught at a young age,” Eijirou responds.
They walk in silence, and eventually make it to Eijirou’s house.
“Where the fuck are we?” Bakugou asks.
Bakugou thinks about this, its visible the internal conflict he’s having.
“Fine,” Bakugou responds, stepping towards the house.
“Eijirou back so soon? It’s not even 10,” His dad greets. Him and Tamaki are sitting watching some crime movie.
“Thanks for having me,” Bakugou responds, shockingly well mannered.
On the way to eijirou’s room, he grabs some blankets and pillows.
“Should you call your parents to tell them where you are?” Eijirou asks.
“It doesn’t matter, they won’t care,” Bakugou sounds disgusted so eijirou drops it.
“You wanna watch something?” Eijirou asks, turning on his small TV.
“Whatever,” Bakugou says, snagging the blankets and curling up into a ball. Eijirou tries not to laugh at how amusing he looks.
𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯, 𝘯𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, Eijirou thinks
“G’night Bakugou,” he says, gently ruffling the blondes hair before heading off to his bed
Eijirou sees that Bakugou is already up, scrolling through his phone on the couch.
“Morning Bakugou,” Eijirou says groggily. There’s no response.
Eijirou gets out of bed and walks to the couch, making his footsteps heavy so the blonde can feel the vibrations
Bakugou finally looks in Eijirou’s directions.
‘Good morning,’ Eijirou signs, a smile on his face.
‘You want breakfast? I can make some pancakes,” Eijirou signs.
‘I should get home,’ Bakugou responds. Eijirou’s face falls.
‘don’t mope dummy, I’ll see you later,’ bakugou signs, a hesitant smile on his face.
‘Okay, do you know your way home?’ Eijirou asks.
‘Yeah, it’s like a 15 minute walk, i’ll be fine,’ Bakugou says.
‘Yeah yeah whatever’ a small smile tugs at bakugou's face.
Eijirou walks him out, the rest of his family still asleep.
Eijirou feels the smile on his face
Bakugou: I made it back, nice fuckin poster you have on the ceiling by the way
Eijirou can feel his cheeks turn red, shit! He didn’t mean for anyone to notice.
Eijirou: Don’t judge me! I really like that poster!
Bakugou: uh huh,, sure,, >:)
“He had to go home early,” eijirou responds.
“Nice sweatshirt you have there Ei,” Tamaki speaks up, a teasing smile on his face.
Shit he forgot to give Bakugou his sweatshirt back.
Soon enough, breakfast is over and eijirou decides to lounge around in bed and watch TV.
Eijirou: Hey, I forgot to give you your sweatshirt back, sorry! I’ll give it back to you soon
Eijirou looks down at the black sweatshirt that he’s still wearing, he pulls up the fabric and a takes a breath. It smells like melted caramel and fire wood
Eijirou: Sweet dude! And thanks again for coming, it’s fun being with you
Bakugou: I had fun too.
Eijirou: We should hang out again sometime bro!
As school progresses, his friends are encouraging him to do after school activities with them
“You could run with me,” Bakugou says. The two of them are chilling at Eijirou’s place after school.
𝘊𝘳𝘢𝘻𝘺, 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥.
“Yeah, it’s not like you bother me or anything,” Bakugou mumbles.
He’s gotten to be pretty close with Bakugou. They hang out every now and then, but he knows that there are some things Bakugou keeps from him.
“No,” Bakugou responds.
“When’s your birthday?” Bakugou asks.
“Oh, um October 16,” Eijirou answers.
“I guess I’ll come,” Bakugou says, there’s a small playful smile on his lips. Eijirou can feel butterflies in his stomach, a smile on his face as well.
The rest of their time together is pretty chill, Eijirou will ask the blonde for help with his classes, mainly chemistry, and Bakugou answers all his questions.
They stroll through the store until they come across the costume isle, something catching his eye
Eijirou stares the glittery red riding hood costume.
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 There’s another costume hooked to it, a wolf costume.
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘶𝘱 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦.
“Why a couple’s costume Ei?” Tamaki asks from behind him.
“Oh, uh, a backup just in case!” Eijirou tries to play it off.
“Wh-What! N-No! Pshhh, nopity nope!” Eijirou’s cheeks heat up.
“Him?” Tamaki questions back.
“I-uh, did I say him? I- umm,” Eijirou stammers, fear is coursing through his brain, what if his brother hates him
“Eijirou, it’s okay,” Tamaki gives him a reassuring smile. Eijirou lets out an unsteady breath.
“Do you wanna talk about it?” Tamaki asks after a few seconds of silence. Eijirou nods his head.
“I- I’m gay Tamaki,” Eijirou mutters, he closes his eyes and waits for something, anything. He feels thin arms wrap around him and pull him close.
“It’s okay Ei, I’m incredibly proud of you, it is scary to say it, it’s perfectly natural and if people hate you for it, they can fuck off!” Tamaki says pulling back to look at Eijirou
“Well, I’m not straight,” Tamaki chuckles a little, “I’m bi, Eijirou.” Tamaki gives him another pat on the back and a reassuring smile.
“Does dad know?” EIjirou asks.
“You should tell him though Ei, maybe you’ll learn something about him as well,” Tamaki reassures, he pulls his brother close for one last hug.
“Yeah, I’ll tell you later,” Eijirou says.
Arriving home, Eijirou can feel his nerves building. He’s determined to tell his father.
“Hey, Tamaki, will you, um, be with me when I tell dad?” Eijirou asks.
The boys stand there in the entryway, Tamaki gives Eijirou a nudge, encouraging him to step forward.
His dad goes silent, munching on his cereal, waiting for his son to continue
“Eiji,” his dad says happily before pulling his son into one of his infamous bear hugs.
“I’m so proud of you son!” Fat says.
“Tamaki said that you have some stories,” Eijirou speaks up.
Eijirou sits on the edge of his seat waiting for his dad to continue.
Everyone's supposed to arrive at six. While Eijirou waits for his crew to come, he chills in his room putting on his outfit. The ruby red dress hugs against his muscles, the white lace tickling his skin around his arms and chest
“Ah, how I miss my youth,” eijirou hears Fat say.
She’s staring at him, jaw dropped before bursting out into laughter.
“I know right! I thought, I’d get something to match my hair,” Eijirou giggles in amusement. He lets Mina in and they settle down in the kitchen.
“Get it? Cuz I’m Iron Man!” Tetsu says.
“Eh, kinda forgot, at least I’m somewhat creative compared to a certain someone over here,” he sends a look at Sero. The group snaggs pieces of pizza from the center of the room.
𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴
“Wh-What?! I am not! He should be here soon anyways!” Eijirou says, scratching the back of his neck.
“But Kami! You're my best bro!” EIjirou reassures
“Bro!” Kami coos
“Bro!” Eijirou calls back.
“Ew, please stop you too! You're, what do you call it? Bromance? It’s disgusting!” Mina shouts. The group bursts into giggles.
It’s the doorbell.
Eijirou races to the front of the room and yanks it open.
But it’s only Mirio.
Eijirou tries not to show his disappointment.
“Hey Mirio, You came for the party!?” Eijirou greets.
Eijirou’s about to close the door when he sees a familiar figure walking up their driveway.
“What the fuck are you wearing!” Bakugou manages to say between his bursts of laughter.
“What ever Pikachu, no one told me,” Bakugou crosses his arms and glares in Kami’s direction.
“I’ve got a spare in my room if you want it,” Eijirou can feel the eagerness on his face.
“Come on Bakubro! Dress up like the rest of us,” Sero encourages.
“Yeah! I want to see what other costume Kirishima has!” Tetsu adds.
“Tch, fine,” he faces Eijirou and the duo heads to his room.
𝘏𝘦’𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘦, 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘦’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨
“Here ya go! You can change in there,” Eijirou says jestering to his bathroom. Bakugou eyes him suspiciously before entering the bathroom.
The duo jolt back to reality. Eijirou takes his hand away from Bakugou's neck and can feel the blush trickling up his face.
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦?
They make it back to the kitchen and their friends just stare at him
“A couples costume!”
“Bakugou! How did you manage to be convinced to do a couple costume with Kiri, I’m sorry bro, but even I wouldn’t do that!” Tetsu says.
The group bobs their heads in either agreement or amusement.They head to the living room, bringing the bags of candy with.
“Paranormal!” The group yells in unison
‘Do you like horror movies?’ he signs. Bakugou looks at him and nods.
‘I like how horribly stupid they are’ Bakugou signs back, a smirk on his face.
‘Oh come on they aren't that bad!’ Eijirou giggles back. They stay relatively close to each other, their legs touching.
‘Why did she run that way!’
‘There’s no use in hiding!’
‘The ghost looks so bad! How is that scary!’
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘶𝘱?!
Eijirou can feel his heart beating faster.
‘Morning,’ he signs.
‘Morning,’ the blonde responds, ‘I’ll have to head, don’t want the hag nagging at me.’
‘Hag?’ Eijirou asks.
‘My demon for a mother, be thankful that you've never seen her,’ Bakugou signs back.
‘See you later Bakugou, make it home safe,’ Eijirou signs at the blonde
He goes to sit by her before her parents pick her up.
“Yeah, of course,” Eijirou responds.
“Do you… like Bakugou?” Mina asks in a soft voice.
“Of course I do! He’s super manly and a great friend,” Eijirou says
“Yeah… I do…” he gulps, his mouth feeling dry, “How did you know?” Eijirou asks more quietly.
“Are… Are you mad at me?” Eijirou asks.
“... Because we’re friends and we tell each other everything, but… I kept this a secret…” Eijirou responds.
“What do you mean?” He asks, looking at her confusedly.
“Wait, so your-”
“I like girls Kiri,” she smiles back at him.
“Yes, really!” Mina retorts. Eijirou pulls her into a hug.
“Holy shit! This is crazy,” Eijirou mutters.
“I know right! I knew there was a reason why I befriended you!” Mina teases.
“I… don’t think so… I doubt he’s even into guys…” Eijirou responds hanging his head.
“I’ll see you around Kiri, just keep what I said in mind okay?”
“For sure,” Eijirou says before waving her goodbye.
It’s from Bakugou.
Eijirou picks up his phone.
“Bakugou?” Eijirou asks groggily into the phone
“I- I can’t stay here,” he hears bakugou’s panicked breaths on the other line, his voice breaking through sobs.
“Bakugou listen to me take deep breaths,” Eijirou says to the boy.
“I… I don’t know what to do… I can’t stay with her any more,” Bakugou voice shatters his heart
“I-I’m on a road, I don’t know where to go….” Bakugou says, his voice strained.
“Text me when you get here,” eijirou says
“Okay” Bakugou murmurs lifelessly before hanging up.
Eijirou waits impatiently for the text to arrive, his anxiety getting the better of him as his thoughts run wild.
His phone finally buzzes
“Bakugou listen to me, I’m gonna need you to calm down okay?” Eijirou says.
“Remember what I told you on the phone? Just keep breathing okay? Deep breaths in and out,” he coaxes Bakugou to follow suit.
Bakugou’s breathing finally levels out, his tears start to dry
“Bakugou you’re so cold,” Eijirou says, squeezing Bakugou closer, rubbing his hands against Bakugou's back, trying to warm him up.
“I don’t know,” Bakugou mumbles into his shoulder.
“C’mon, drink some tea. You need to warm up,” Eijirou says. Bakugou finally takes a sip of the tea with shaking hands. The duo goes silent while the blonde finishes the tea.
“Do you want to talk about it?” Eijirou asks quietly. Bakugou looks at the ground, hands clenched into tight fists, knuckles turning white.
“Yeah,” Bakugou nods his head. He takes a deep breath, looking at the ceiling than to Eijirou.
“Is that why you called at 2 in the morning?” Eijirou asks.
Bakugou smiles at the thought, “thanks.”
“Now c’mon, let’s go to bed, I’m tired as fuck,” Eijirou gives him a soft, reassuring smile.
Their hands stay laced together as they head to his room, comforting him in knowing he’s not alone.
“Okay,” Bakugou responds.
‘Eijirou what’s going on,’ his dad signs.
‘Bakugou didn’t feel safe at his home, I’ll tell you about it later,’ Eijirou signs back.
Eijirous arms are still wrapped around the blonde and he’s dead asleep, resting his head against Eijirou’s chest.
“Morning, Bakugou, you sleep good?” Eijirou asks.
“Rude!” Eijirou pushes him playfully, “You feeling better?”
“I guess,” Bakugou responds a strained smile on his face.
“Dad, I love you, but are you sure its edible?” Eijirou jokes. Fat just shrugs his shoulders.
“I found this recipe online.”
“What type of recipe is this? This taste like shit,” Tamaki announces.
“Language!” Fat says playfully ruffling tamaki’s hair, “Fine! Boys, get dressed we’re going to iHop!”
Bakugou nudges Eijirou.
‘You’re not a burden Bakugou! Trust me,’ he signs back, a smile on his face.
The boys head to their respective rooms to get ready.
“I didn’t bring any clothes, or much of anything,” Bakugou says.
“There ya go!” Eijirou says, tossing Bakugou the clothes
Eijirou wears a blue shirt and puts on some red skinny jeans. He finds an extra toothbrush and some other essentials for Bakugou to use.