Summary: Uraraka, despite her tears, couldn't help but smile against him. Of course, Iida would think touching her without permission would be offensive.
Posted: December 28, 2018
How had they ended up here?
The 3rd year, Uraraka Ochako, couldn't help but wonder as she sat in her dorm room, her cheeks still wet from her tears. Iida had been sitting next to her on her bed, which had been innocent enough, but he now stood on the other side of the room, his hands up in the air as if he were being arrested as they stared at each other in the dark room.
It had been raining when they had walked to her room together. Something was wrong, that had been apparent to him as they sat silently at dinner that night in the school's cafeteria. "Talk to me," he had finally urged her when they had gotten back to the living room of their dorm. She had gone to open her mouth, but the others were starting to gather.
She had then taken Iida by the sleeve and dragged him over to the girl's elevator before making their way up to the 2nd floor. He said nothing as she took him into her room and immediately fell into him and began to cry. They could hear the rain outside as he gently guided her to the bed and sat her down. He had then grabbed the chair from her desk and sat in front of her.
It would have been inappropriate to be alone in a girl's room and sit on the bed with her, is what Iida thought, until he heard the words slip from her mouth, "I was rejected."
He hadn't thought, he just immediately moved towards her and took her in his arms. He knew what this was about and knew that she needed more than an ear to hear her.
"Please, forgive me," he had whispered.
Uraraka, despite her tears, couldn't help but smile against him. Of course, Iida would think touching her without permission would be offensive. "Thank you," she breathed her reply as she relaxed her head against his chest, his heartbeat steady, calm, and familiar.
A moment later, there had been a loud crash, that sounded like an explosion right outside the window and then suddenly the lights went out. In surprise, Uraraka had screamed a little and tightly wrapped her arms around Iida. The sound must have scared him too, she could feel the rate of his heartbeat increase.
And then that's when it happened. At the moment she had looked up to talk to him, about how foolish she felt for being spooked so easily, he had looked down, and for the briefest of moments their lips accidentally touched. Within the span of a blink, he had ripped himself from their embrace and now stood on the other end of her room.
"Uraraka!" came a knock at her door before it opened. It was Ashido. "I heard you scream. Are you alright?" she asked, concern in her voice. "Iida?" she questioned. He was the last person she expected to see on this side of the dorms. Iida lowered his hands and stood stiffly. "What's going on?" Ashido stood up straighter, her tone firm.
"Pardon me," Iida bowed. "I should go," he said, his voice tight, before making his way across the room and out the door passing the dark eyed girl.
Ashido turned back to her classmate in time to see her wipe her face. "Umm," she didn't know what to make of the scene. If it had been any other boy here she would have jumped to conclusions… but it was Iida.
"I'm sorry if I scared you," Uraraka felt her way to her desk and grabbed a flashlight. "I was just surprised. What was that anyway?"
"My guess? Lightning hit the transformer," she answered. "Looks like there are some emergency lights here in the hall that lead to the staircase. We should make our way to the living room. I'm sure Snipe-sensai, will probably be heading this way in a moment." The two girls then carefully made their way to the ground floor as they waited for their homeroom teacher.
Everyone was gathering around the kitchen table. The emergency lights, provided more than enough lights, so that no one tripped over anything. Uraraka then felt herself take a sharp intake of air as she saw Midoriya sitting next to Tsuyu, who had leaned into him and whispered something in his ear. He fidgeted and flailed slightly.
Uraraka made herself turn away before closing her eyes and taking a deep breath. She didn't need to focus on that right now. Right now she had to find Iida. She then noticed him by himself sitting on the couch. She walked over to him. "Iida?" she spoke softly and she once again saw him tense.
"It was an accident," she whispered so only he could hear. It had already been a bad day and she refused to end it with things between them being awkward.
"I know," he replied, but there was something in his voice. It was different and slightly off putting. "I just wish that it hadn't been." He then looked up at her, his expression blank.
The two stared at each other for a long moment. "What?" finally came the brunette's response. "What?" she repeated.
Iida sunk a little in his seat as he closed his eyes tightly and shook his head. He then stood up. "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that." He then bowed. "Pardon me." He then quickly made his way to everyone else sitting at the dining room table.
Uraraka stared at the back of his head as she now felt the rush of heat hit her face.
What had just happened? She couldn't help but wonder.
How was this her life?
To Be Continued. . .
A/N: I have no right to start a new story when I've been working on several for way longer than I care to admit, but I'll keep this short.
Oh and whose idea was it to list the characters by their given name, when they all go by their family name? I was so thrown off when trying to select a character. lol