Hey guys, I'm back with another chapter here! This chapter will pick up where the previous one left off and will finally see our heroes entering U.A. University. We'll also see a few surprises in this chapter, so I hope you're looking forward to that! Unfortunately, this will be the last chapter I update for a little while. I'll be working on my other stories first once I'm done with this chapter. But just please be patient and a new chapter will be out eventually.
P.S. I corrected how many points Bakugo earned during the practical exam to 77, which is the amount he earned in the original story. I've also had a few people ask me why I also had Momo take the entrance exam because in the original story she got into U.A. via recommendation. Well, I did this because Momo getting into U.A. by recommendation has literally no influence on the overall story and is almost never brought up. So, I figured it doesn't really matter how I have her get into U.A.
Well, that's all I wanted, so let's get to the fic!
"All Might (Muscular Form)"
Disclaimer: I don't own My Hero Academia or any of its characters
(One Week Later: Midoriya Household)
"Hmmm...hmmm...hmmm..." Izuku hummed to himself, idly strumming his guitar as he sat on the edge of his bed, not playing any song in particular. Over the years, with Kyoka encouraging him, Izuku had continued working on his musical skills. Guitar, both acoustic and electric, were the only instruments that Izuku could play reliably, but he had gotten quite good at them. Kyoka even talked about possibly starting a band one day, with Izuku happily agreeing to be a part of it. The idea of being a rockstar and hero did sound like fun. "Any day now...it should be here any day now..."
"IZUKU! Breakfast is ready!" Inko's voice echoed from down the hall. "Hurry up, before it starts to get cold!"
"Coming Mom!" Izuku called out as he unslung his guitar and hopped off the bed. After placing his guitar on its stand, Izuku made his way towards the dining room. He could smell the fish his mother had cooked from down the hall, the delicious aroma filling his nostrils and making his mouth water. Seeing that the table was already set, Izuku took a seat and grabbed his chopsticks. "Thanks for the meal."
"So Izuku..." Inko said with a sly smile, pulling out a chair and sitting across from her son. "How was your date with Ochaco yesterday?"
"*PFFFT*" Izuku coughed and sputtered as he spat out a mouthful of tea. Pounding on his chest a few times, Izuku managed to catch his breath as a fierce blush spread across his face. "It wasn't a date mom! We just did some training and got lunch after! Momo and Mina were there too!"
"Okay, okay, you don't have to get so defensive." Inko said with a chuckle, enjoying the embarrassed look on her son's face. She didn't tease Izuku much, but it was fun to mess with him a bit every now and then. "But you do seem to be popular with the ladies Izuku, you've got so many little girlfriends."
"Mooooooom..." Izuku groaned as he rested his head on the table, trying to hide his face. He could feel his cheeks burning near neon red and he didn't want his mother to see how embarrassed he was. "You know it's not like that."
"I know, I know, I'm just teasing dear..." Inko said, stifling a laugh as she waved dismissively. A comfortable silence soon fell over the table as both Inko and Izuku ate their meals. After a few minutes, Inko saw that Izuku was almost finished and was just picking at the last of his food. "So Izuku...have you actually thought about dating any of those girls you hang out with? You're at that age..." Inko trailed off a bit, waiting to see any type of reaction from her son. She noticed that Izuku had stiffened a bit and had also stopped playing with his food. "Izuku? Is everything alright? Did you get in a fight with one of your friends? You can always talk to me, sweetie."
"I'm fine mom...and I haven't fought with any of the girls..." Izuku muttered as he released a light sigh. "To be honest...I have thought about dating one of them. I like each of the girls and they're all great in their own ways. But...I don't want to make things weird between us."
"Ah, I can understand why you're hesitating then." Inko said, pausing for a moment as she took a sip of her tea. "But I really don't think you have anything to worry about. You and those girls are great friends, I don't think dating one of them would hurt the relationship you all have." Seeing Izuku perk up a bit and nod his head, Inko smiled and got out of her seat. "Just think about it Izuku, because I can tell you really love those girls...and any of them would make you a very happy man."
"Alright mom, I'll give it some thought..." Izuku said as he wiped his mouth and grabbed his empty plate. After cleaning off his dishes, Izuku grabbed a 50lb dumbbell and sat down on the loveseat in the living room. "I'm gonna watch some TV mom, can you let me know if I got any mail?"
"Sure thing sweetie!" Inko called out from the kitchen, using her levitation quirk to assist her in putting the clean dishes away. "Once I finish cleaning up, I'll go check!"
"I have no doubts that I aced the written portion of the exam...and I got a decent number of points in the practical exam. But I can't stop this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach." Izuku thought as he curled the dumbbell, his bicep bulging slightly. A grunt rumbled in Izuku's throat as he lowered the dumbbell and did another rep. "And All Might hasn't contacted me once since the exam...this is the longest we've ever gone without communicating in some way. I hope he isn't disappointed that I didn't earn more points in the practical exam."
"IZUKU! IZUKU!" The green-haired boy was pulled from his thoughts when he heard his mother frantically shouting his name. Turning around, Izuku saw his mother rushing into the living room. She had a massive smile on her face as she energetically waved an envelope around. "IT'S HERE! THE LETTER FROM U.A.! IT'S FINALLY HERE!"
"T-Thanks mom..." Izuku breathed out as he set down his dumbbell, reaching out and grabbing the envelope, his hands trembling slightly. Seeing the official U.A. University seal on the envelope, Izuku felt his breath hitch. Taking a deep breath to calm himself, Izuku got off the couch. "If you don't mind mom...I want to open this in private."
"Of course Izuku..." Inko said with a motherly smile, feeling tears forming in the corner of her eyes. "Make sure to tell me what that letter says...but I think I already know."
"I'll be back in a sec, mom." Izuku said as he made his back toward his bedroom, tightly hugging the envelope against his chest. Sitting down at his desk, Izuku set the letter down and stared at it for several moments. Deciding to just rip the band-aid off, Izuku tore open the top of the envelope. However, Izuku was surprised when a small circular device fell onto his desk. "Huh? What's-" Izuku was cut off when a holographic projection suddenly appeared out of the disk. "WHOA!"
"THIS IS A PROJECTION!" All Might's booming voice exclaimed, his beaming smile filling the entire projection before he took a few steps back. Japan's number one hero was in his muscular form and dressed in a vibrant yellow pin-striped suit. "How are you doing young Midoriya?!"
"All Might!?" Izuku cheered with a massive smile as his eyes lit up, leaning forward in his chair. "He always loves his theatrics!"
"It's been a while since we last spoke, but there's been much to deliberate on! I apologize for my absence!" Izuku couldn't help but chuckle when All Might gave an overly-exaggerated bow. "I've been keeping this secret from you because I wanted it to be a surprise, but it's time that you know...I'll be teaching at U.A. University!" Izuku's eyes widened in shock when he heard this. Suddenly All Might paused for a moment, someone off-camera apparently talking to him. "What was that!? You want me to get to the point...that's a little rude, but I suppose I shouldn't be dawdling any longer."
"Here it comes..." Izuku thought, tightly gripping the fabric of his pants. "I'm so damn nervous."
"You completely aced the written exam, looks like all your study secessions paid off!" All Might threw his head back and let out a haughty laugh. After a few moments, he coughed into his hand and recomposed himself. "You also earned a decent number of points in the practical exam as well! I must admit that I was impressed by how well you did in your first large-scale combat encounter." Stepping closer, All Might whispered directly into the camera. "Ignoring all your other isolated 'incidents'."
"Ugh, he's never gonna let that go..." Izuku groaned as his cheeks tinted pink in embarrassment. "Whatever, I guess I do deserve it."
"Anyways! I have yet another surprise for you! In your exam, we weren't just watching for villain-based points!" Izuku's eyes slowly widened when he heard this, figuring out where All Might's speech was heading. "A hero course that doesn't award those who the right thing...is no hero course at all!" With a grand sweeping motion, All Might gesture towards a large screen behind him. Izuku felt tears sting his eyes as footage of him rescuing Ochaco, Tsuyu and Itsuka began to play. "In the hero business, you need to put your money where your mouth is! So, that's why rescue points were also a factor! Another fundamental way for U.A. to evaluate you! And young Midoriya, your courageous actions during the exam earned you an extra 100 points!"
"1-100!" Izuku thought as he felt a little light-headed, wobbling a bit as he fell back into his chair. "I...I earned...143 points..."
"I'm honestly overwhelmed by your performance, I could cry! You not only earned the most points of any student in your exam area... but you also earned more points than any other student who took the entrance exam!" All Might boisterously exclaimed, pointing toward the camera with an overly exaggerated motion. "You're in, young Midoriya! Now come, this will be your hero academia!"
"YEAH!" Izuku yelled with a massive smile as he shot out of his chair, tears streaming down his cheeks. "I DID IT!" Before Izuku could celebrate any further, he felt his phone vibrate several times. Reaching into his pocket, Izuku pulled out his cellphone and saw that he had missed a wall of text messages from the group chat that he had with Ochaco and the other girls. All of the messages were similar to each other, letting Izuku and the others know they had been accepted into U.A. University. Feeling a giddy excitement bubble inside him, Izuku told the others the news of his acceptance. "This is definitely going to be an interesting year...I hope we're all in the same class!"
(That Night: Takoba Municipal Beach Park)
"It was good to finally hear from you..." Izuku said, approaching All Might, who was in his skinny form. "I was starting to get a little worried."
"Congrats on passing, young Midoriya. You did a truly outstanding job and I couldn't be more proud of you." All Might said as he patted Izuku's head and ruffled his hair. "And don't worry, I've kept our relationship secret from as many people at school as possible. I know you're the type who'd stress about favoritism."
"Thanks, I appreciate that..." Izuku said, rubbing the back of his head. "You really surprised me earlier! I never thought you'd be a teacher at U.A.! But what about your hero office in Tokyo?"
"I wanted to spend more time with you now that you're going to be starting your hero course." All Might explained as he placed a comforting hand on Izuku's shoulder. "Your training is only going to get harder from here and I want to be with you every step of the way."
"All Might..." Izuku said barely about a whisper, staring at his mentor with wide-eyed wonder. "I'll give it everything I've got!"
"This kid..." All Might thought as he stared at Izuku's bright, smiling face. "He's going to do amazing things, I know it."
(Several Months Later: U.A. University)
"Class 1-A...1-A..." Izuku muttered, tightly gripping the straps of his backpack as he jogged through the school's winding halls. "I wonder who will be in my class...I hope we all get along..." Eventually spotting the sign for his homeroom, Izuku slowed down and stood outside the absolutely massive door, with 1-A proudly plastered on it. "This is it...only the best of the best from the examinees." Taking a deep breath, Izuku reached out and opened the door. "Time to introduce myself."
"Please remove your foot from your desk!" As soon as Izuku opened the door, he was instantly met with two people arguing. The one with their feet up was none other than Katsuki Bakugo, and he was being chewed out by the serious-looking guy with glasses who had spoken up during the entrance exam's orientation. "Such an action is disgraceful and insults the students who came before us!"
"BAH! Shut the fuck up! Like I care!" Katsuki barked, kicking his other foot up onto the desk. "What high school did you go to, extra?! I've never seen a stiff like you before!"
"Looks like I'll have to deal with two loud-mouths..." Izuku thought as he released a heavy sigh. "At least the guy with glasses doesn't seem like a jerk."
"My name is Tenya Ida!" The man with glasses introduced himself, extending his hand toward Katsuki. "And I went to Somei Private Academy!"
"Somei!" Katsuki laughed as he slapped Tenya's hand away. "So you're some stuck-up elitist goody two shoes then!? I should blow you to pieces right now!"
"What an awful thing to say!" Tenya exclaimed, crossing his arms over his chest. "Are you really trying to be a hero!?"
"I've always thought the same thing..." Izuku thought as he slumped his shoulders, staring at Katsuki with an exhausted look. "Someone else understands my pain."
"Excuse me." Izuku was pulled from his thoughts when heard someone speak up right in front of him. Looking up, he was surprised to see that Tenya had stopped pestering Katsuki and had made his way over. "My name is Tenya Ida, from Somei Private Academy."
"Oh, I heard you talking to Kacchan..." Izuku said with a chuckle, reaching out and shaking Tenya's hand. "I'm Izuku Midoriya. It's a pleasure to meet you, Tenya."
"No, the pleasure is all mine, Izuku. I watched a replay of your performance during the entrance exam, you were truly stellar." Tenya said in a frustrated tone as he adjusted his glasses. "You also managed to notice the true nature of the exam was to help others, not just defeat villains. I'm ashamed to admit that I completely missed this."
"That Deku..." Katsuki thought, a growl rumbling in his throat as he glared at Izuku. "I watched his exam performance too...when the hell did he get so strong? And what is up with his quirk?"
"IZUKU!" The green-haired boy perked up when he heard a cheerful voice call out to him from across the classroom. When Izuku looked past Tenya, his eyes lit up when he spotted Mina, Momo, Kyoka, and Tsuyu all sitting together and smiling at him. It was obvious that it was Mina who had yelled out his name. The pink-skinned girl was out of her seat and energetically waving to him. "WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME CLASS!"
"Wow, I didn't expect us all to be in the same class." Izuku said with a massive smile as he approached the group of girls. "Talk about lucky." However, Izuku quirked an eyebrow when he noticed that one person appeared to be missing. "Hey, where's Ochaco?"
"Right here!" Ochaco exclaimed in her usual bubbly tone, suddenly appearing behind Izuku and playfully slapping him on the back. "Wah! This is so awesome! We all get to go to school together!"
"I'm quite excited as well..." Momo said with a small smile as she brushed some hair out of her eyes. "We'll get to spend even more time together and grow as heroes."
"Sounds like fun to me." Kyoka said, leaning back in her seat and giving a thumbs up. "I'm all for studying hard, but we'll still need to make time to just hang out and relax."
"I just want to get to know you all better ribbit..." Tsuyu said as she pressed a hand to her chin and cocked her head slightly. "I've had a lot of fun the few times we've all hung out together."
"Good, I'm glad they're all still getting along well..." Izuku thought, tightly gripping the straps of his backpack as he stared at the girls, a troubled look in his eyes. "I really don't want to mess up the relationship we all have. But is mom right? If I asked one of them out, would things really not get weird between all of us?" As Izuku continued to stare at the girls, he felt a faint blush slowly spreading across his face. "Damn it...they all look so cute in their uniforms...this seriously isn't helping."
"If you're here to hang out and have fun, get out now." A tired voice suddenly spoke up from the front of the classroom. Turning around, Izuku, and everyone else in the class, was shocked to see something roll out from behind the front podium. It took them a few moments to realize that it was someone wrapped up in a sleeping bag, with only their face poking out. "This is the hero course...you damn brats..."
"H-How long was he there..." Izuku thought as he watched whoever was in the sleeping bag slowly get onto their feet and unzip themselves. When Izuku saw the person's disheveled black hair and the large scarf wrapped around their neck, his eyes widened a little. "Wait a second...I feel like I've seen this guy before...I think I remember All Might introduced me to him."
Now that he was fully out of his sleeping back, Izuku finally got a good look at the man. He was a slender and tall pale-skinned man with messy, shoulder-length black hair that partially hung in front of his face and half-opened black eyes. He had a very worn-out appearance, looking to be quite fatigued. His facial hair was unkempt, and his eyes looked tired and flat. He sported a ragged black outfit that consisted of a long-sleeved shirt and matching pants that tuck into his boots. He also wore a utility belt and a wrap scarf around his neck.
"It took eight seconds for you brats to quiet down." The ragged man grumbled in an annoyed tone, scratching the side of his head. "Time is a precious commodity. You lot really aren't very rational, are you?" Releasing a light sigh, the haggard man leaned against the podium. "I'm your homeroom teacher, Shota Aizawa. Pleased to meet you."
"So he is our teacher..." Izuku thought as his brow furrowed slightly, continuing to stare at Shota. Suddenly, Izuku's eyes shot open as he recognized who their teacher was. "AH! He's the pro-hero Eraser Head! I knew that I recognized him! All Might and I ran into him once during a training session!"
"Hurry up..." Shota said, reaching into his sleeping bag and pulling out what appeared to be a blue and white short-sleeved tracksuit. "Change into these gym clothes and head out to the training grounds."
"Looks like today won't just be an orientation..." Izuku thought as he grabbed a pair of gym clothes and stared down at them. "This might get exciting."
(10 Minutes Later: U.A. University Training Grounds)
"I'll be testing your quirks in a series of physical tests..." Shota explained, rounding up all the 1-A students in the center of the training grounds. "So, let's get to it."
"Um, excuse me, Aizawa-sensei..." Ochaco said in a slightly nervous tone as she awkwardly raised her hand. "What about the entrance ceremony? Orientation? Guidance sessions? Are we just skipping those?"
"If you want to become heroes, there's no time to waste on stuff like that." Shota replied, shrugging his shoulders and turning his back to Ochaco. He slowly began to walk toward a series of training courses that were painted onto the field. "U.A. is known for its more freestyle educational system. That same philosophy applies to teachers as well." Not knowing what else to do, the students followed after their teacher. "Softball throwing. Standing long jump. 50-meter dash. Side-to-side stepping. Upper body training. Etc. Those were all standard no-quirk gym tests you've done before, right? This country still insists on prohibiting quirks when calculating those averages, it's utterly ridiculous. The department of education is really dragging their feet." Suddenly, Shota stopped and turned to face his students once again. Digging into his pocket, Shota pulled out a softball-sized sphere and tossed it to Izuku. "Midoriya, how far could you throw in high school?"
"62 meters I think..." Izuku answered as he quirked an eyebrow. "Do you want me to throw this thing, Aizawa-sensei?"
"Yes, but this time I want you to use your quirk." Shota explained, gesturing toward a circle drawn onto the ground. "Do whatever you need to, just don't leave this circle." Crossing his arms underneath his chest, Shota locked eyes with Izuku. "I was impressed with your performance during the entrance exam. So, let's see what you can do. Give it all you've got."
"Okay, I'll do my best, Aizawa-sensei!" Izuku cheered with a grin as he jogged over towards the circle. Clutching the ball in his hand, Izuku spared a glance back at the other students in his class, all of them gazing at him expectantly. Izuku's grin widened as his entire body began to crackle with green electricity. "I guess I can show off a bit. It'll hurt a lot, but 70% won't leave any real damage." Taking a deep breath, Izuku cocked his arm back. Then, in one explosive motion, Izuku's arm rocketed forward. "SMASH!"
The second the ball left Izuku's hand, a small shock wave exploded out, blasting wind and dust toward the other students. In the blink of an eye, the ball shot into the air, flying higher at an incredible speed. Soon the ball was high enough that it couldn't be seen, the other students shielding their eyes from the Sun as they gazed up in an attempt to find the sphere.
"It's important for us to know our limits..." Shota said, reaching into his pocket and pulling out a small device. After fiddling with it for a moment, the device beeped several times. Turning the device's screen towards Izuku and the other students, all their eyes widened when they saw that it seemed to be a tracker for the ball, the display reading 968.4m. "That's the first rational step toward figuring out what kind of heroes you'll be."
"WHOA! Almost a 1000 meters!?" Mina exclaimed as she threw her hands up into the air in excitement. "You're awesome Izuku!"
"Holy crap Deku, that's amazing..." Ochaco breathed out, cupping a hand over her mouth. "All of your training has started to pay off."
"968 meters..." Katsuki growled as he tightly balled his fists, gritting his teeth in frustration. "You have to fucking kidding me."
"I wouldn't get so excited if I were you..." Shota said in a slightly menacing tone, brushing some hair out of his eyes. "You're hoping to become heroes after three years here...and you expect it to be all fun and games. Right? The one with the lowest score across all eight events will be deemed hopeless...and will be expelled."
"WHAT?!" Most of the students exclaimed simultaneously as they stared at Shota in shock. "YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS?!"
"Your fate is in our hands." Shota said, a dark chuckle rumbling his throat. "Welcome. This is the hero course at U.A. University!"
Wasting no time, Shota had all the other students participate in throwing the ball. Despite Izuku's initial impressively long-distance throw, the rest of the measurements were all over the place. The students who had quirks that allowed them to put more power behind their throws naturally had much higher distances, while the others had more average measurements. Other than Izuku, the standout throws came from Ochaco, Momo, Tsuyu, and Katsuki. Using her quirk, Ochaco was basically able to make the ball float as high and far as possible. The rest of the students were stunned when an infinity symbol appeared on Shota's distance sensor. Momo used her quirk to create a small canon and fired the ball over 600 meters. Using her extremely long tongue and the momentum from several spins, Tsuyu ended up hurling the ball almost 500 meters. Lastly, Katsuki used a large explosion from his palm to send his ball flying a little over 705 meters.
The next event up was the 50-meter dash, with two students competing against each other in each race. The first match-up was between Tenya and Tsuyu. Having never seen Tenya's quirk, Izuku was shocked when engines protruded from his calves, propelling him forward at an incredible speed. Despite her frog-like leaps, Tsuyu couldn't hope to keep pace with Tenya. He completed the dash in just over three seconds, with Tsuyu finishing at a little over five and a half seconds. The next race was between Ochaco and a student who had a large tail named Mashirao Ojiro. Using her quirk to make her clothes and shoes lighter, Ochaco managed to complete her dash in just over 7 seconds, with Mashirao finishing just ahead of her.
Momo and Kyoka were up next, both girls determined to come out on top. However, Kyoka didn't have the ability to create whatever her mind could imagine. With her quirk, Momo made herself a rocket pack, which she used to complete the dash in three seconds flat. Kyoka on the other hand didn't have any way to drastically increase her speed, so she was forced to run the dash normally, completing it in just over eight seconds. While Kyoka was frustrated that her time was beaten, she also complimented Momo on her ingenuity. Next up was between Mina and a blonde-haired student, named Yuga Aoyama, who wore an odd-looking belt. Izuku was quite surprised when Yuga leaped up and fired a laser from his navel, using it to launch himself forward at an incredible speed. However, his laser cut out halfway through the dash, causing him to fall flat on his back. Mina, on the other hand, used her acid to basically skate the entire dash, laughing the entire time. Because Yuga had stumbled halfway through the race, Mina was able to overtake him and finish her dash in just over five seconds.
"They're pushing their quirks to their limits..." Shota thought as he watched another pair of students finish their 50-meter dash. "By seeing how much they've improved...I can get a better idea of what they're capable of and what they're not. They need to be able to think of how they can use their quirks creatively."
"I'm gonna smoke you, Deku!" Katsuki growled, taking his position next to Izuku and fiercely glaring at him. "So, just stay back and eat my dust!"
"I won't tell him about my new score from the entrance exam..." Izuku thought as he crouched down into a sprinter's stance, green electricity crackling off his body. "But I think it's time, I shut Kacchan's big mouth. You'll be the one eating my dust."
"Explosive sp-" Katsuki was cut off when a loud bang sounded off right next to him and he was hit by a cloud of dust. When the dust began to settle a few moments later, Katsuki's eyes widened in shock when he saw that Izuku had already finished his dash. "W-What the hell just happened?"
"One second flat, good job Midoriya." Shota said in a bored tone as he stopped his timer, quickly jotting down Izuku's new time. "You've drastically improved your time." Finishing his notes, Shota turned his attention back towards Katsuki. "Stop standing their dumbfounded Bakugo. You still need to finish your dash."
"GOD DAMN IT! EXPLOSIVE SPEED!" Katsuki roared, throwing his arms back and using rapid explosions from his palms to propel himself forward at incredible speed. Coming to a skidding stop, Katsuki panted slightly as he glared at Izuku. "Don't get used to this Deku because this is the last time you'll ever catch me off guard."
"4.13 seconds, that's still impressive Bakugo." Shota said as he wrote down Bakugo's new time. "No need to get so worked up."
"BAH! SHUT UP!" Bakugo exclaimed, shoving his hands into his pockets as he stormed off. "Let's just get these damn tests over with!"
"Six more events to go..." Izuku thought as he stared down at his hand, feeling a tingling pain shoot through his arm. Clenching his fist, Izuku tried to stop his hand from trembling. "As long as I don't go over 70% I should be fine...but I'm gonna pay for it tomorrow morning."
Next up was the grip strength test. For most of the 1-A students, only slight improvements were seen. Izuku and a student named Mezo Shoji had the best results. While Mezo had the highest grip strength that was actually recorded at 540kg, Izuku ended up completely destroying the measuring device, much to his embarrassment. The next two events were the standing long jump and side-stepping. Both events were dominated by the students who had quirks to enhance their movements. Much like the previous events, Izuku managed to come out on top with One for All, easily blowing away all his previous records.
"Looks like things are going well...and it seems that young Midoriya is enjoying himself." All Might thought, poking his head around a corner and checking in on the 1-A students. "I'm still surprised that Aizawa agreed to be a teacher here. He's always hated media attention, says that it messes with his work. Aizawa and I have never seen eye-to-eye...especially when he found out I made Midoriya my apprentice...but I'll try to make things work."
"OI DEKU! STOP SHOWING ME UP!" Katsuki roared as he charged towards the green-haired boy, explosions flying from his palms. "LOOKS LIKE I'll HAVE TO-" Suddenly, Katsuki was stopped in his tracks when what appeared to be bandages wrapped around his body. Grunting in frustration, Katsuki tried to yank off the bandages. When Katsuki tried to use his quirk to blow the bandages apart, he was shocked that he couldn't create any explosions. "What the hell!? This cloth...it's so stiff! And I can't use my quirk!"
"It's a 'capture' weapon made from carbon fiber and a special alloy...and my quirk allows me to nullify someone else's Quirk by looking at them." Shota explained, yanking on his cloth and pulling Katsuki away from Izuku. "Now stop using your quirk to start fights...my eyes are getting really damn dry!" When Katsuki finally relented, Shota released a light sigh and let him go. "Alright, enough wasting time, let's start the next event."
"That Deku..." Katsuki thought as he watched several of the other students gather around Izuku and bombard him with praise and questions, much to his embarrassment. "What the hell happened..." Tightly balling his fists, Katsuki growled when an image of Izuku laid up in a hospital bed flashed through his mind. "Does that idiot want to get hurt like that again?"
Soon enough the rest of the events were finished, with varying results from all the students. However, one common thing was that every student saw some type of improvement in their records. Once all the tests were finished, Shota had all his students gather in the center of the training grounds. Most of the students looked quite nervous, their teacher's threat of expulsion weighing on them.
"It's time for the results from today's tests..." Shota said, pulling out the device he had used to measure the ball throws from earlier. "Your total scores reflect your performance in each of the events. Explaining the whole process would be a waste of time, so we'll just jump to the final rankings." All the students watched with bated breaths as a holographic projection appeared from the device in Shota's hand. "Oh, you all should know, I was lying about expelling someone." Everyone's jaws fell open as a smirk spread across Shota's face. "That was a necessary deception...I just wanted you all to do your absolute best."
"WHAT!?" Several of the students shouted simultaneously as they glared at their teacher. "HOW COULD YOU SCARE US LIKE THAT!?"
"Don't tell me you guys actually bought that..." Momo asked, shaking her head in disbelief. "It was pretty easy to figure out."
"Glad to see at least one of you can actually use their head..." Shota said as he rubbed the back of his head and handed the device displaying everyone's results to Izuku. Turning around, Shota began to walk off the field. "Anyway, we're done here. All your documents about the curriculum and such are back in the homeroom. Make sure to give them a look."
"I didn't really buy the whole expulsion thing, but it did motivate me to give each of these tests my all..." Izuku thought, before taking a deep breath and looking up at the results. A massive smile spread across his face when he saw that he was at the top of the list, with Momo right behind him in second place. Soon the rest of the students crowded around Izuku, trying to see where they had placed. "I started strong, but I can't let it go to my head. It's only going to get harder from here."
"Deku...you were amazing out there..." Ochaco thought as she clutched a hand over her heart, a faint blush spreading across her face. "I don't think I can hold these feelings in any longer...I need to tell you..."
"You're such a liar, Aizawa!" All Might laughed, leaping out from behind a corner and surprising Shota. "It seems like your little plan worked, but it's not nice to worry students like that!"
"All Might...so you were watching..." Shota said as he stopped and let out a light sigh. "Glad to know you don't mind wasting time."
"Last year you mercilessly expelled an entire class of first years. You said they showed zero prospect." All Might said, beginning to stroke his chin. "But now you've gone back on your word. Could it be...you sense young Midoriya's potential as well?"
"I won't lie, I was doubtful of him when you first introduced us...but he does have potential." Shota replied before he continued to walk away. "Just keep on him, he'll hit a wall soon if he doesn't continue his training. And I would hate to see him fail to achieve his dreams."
"Ah, you're such a tsundere Aizawa!" All Might laughed boisterously, resting his hands on his hips. Once Shota had disappeared back into the building, All Might straightened his tie and hair. "Alright, it's time to meet with the principal and interview the applicant for the advisor position."
(Several Hours Later: Family Restaurant Near U.A.)
"WAH! That Aizawa-sensei is such a jerk for leading us on like that!" Mina exclaimed as she reached down and angrily took a sip from her drink. Setting her drink back down, Mina dug through her bag and pulled out a manga she was currently reading. "I was seriously worried I might get expelled."
"I can't believe you actually bought that." Momo teased with a sly smile, which caused Mina to pout and stick her tongue out. "But today was quite fun. We all ended up doing quite well on our tests."
"Speak for yourself, Ms. Second Place." Kyoka said in a dejected tone, resting her head on her palm. "I barely improved in my tests and barely managed to scrape by in 17th place."
"Don't get too upset Kyoka-chan, your quirk just isn't very well suited for assisting in physical tests ribbit." Tsuyu said as she set down her empty glass. "You'll just need to adapt and find a different way to use your quirk."
"Yeah, I guess you're right. No point dwelling on it." Kyoka said, shrugging her shoulders as she perked up a bit. "So, what's up Ochaco? Why'd you call us all here? You've barely said anything since we arrived."
"I have something to tell you all...and since we're all friends, I figured you guys deserved to know..." Ochaco said as she stared down into her drink, tightly gripping the glass. Taking a deep breath to calm herself, Ochaco raised her head and locked eyes with her friends. "I'm in love with Deku...I have been for years...and I plan on telling him after class tomorrow." An awkward silence fell over the table as each of the girls stared at Ochaco in shock. "I don't want things to be weird between us...that's why I thought you all should know."
"Damn it..." Kyoka cursed, crossing her arms underneath her chest. "I...I was thinking of doing the same thing." Now it was Kyoka's turn to receive shocked stares from the other girls. "What!? Can you blame me!? Izuku is just so damn sweet, and strong, and cute, and..." Kyoka began to trail off as she felt her face heating up. "Gah! I just love him so much!"
"This does seem to be quite the predicament..." Momo said as she fidgeted a bit in her seat, her cheeks tinting pink. "I...too have feelings for Izuku..."
"God, I was afraid of this..." Ochaco groaned, releasing a heavy sigh as she ran a hand through her hair. Out of the corner of her eye, Ochaco spotted Tsuyu staring at her. "How about you, Tsuyu? Do you like Deku too?" The only response Ochaco received was Tsuyu's cheeks flushing red. "Oh lord, you too..."
"I wouldn't say that I love Izuku-chan ribbit..." Tsuyu said as she pressed a finger to her chin. "Perhaps infatuated is the right word? He's saved me twice in the short time I've known him...and he's been very kind to me...I'd like to get to know him better."
"Aw, that's actually really sweet Tsuyu..." Ochaco said with a soft smile, pausing for a moment to take a sip of her drink. As Ochaco set her glass down, she noticed that Mina had been oddly quiet. The pink-skinned girl was usually quite gung-ho on all things related to love. So, Ochaco was surprised when Mina didn't immediately leap into their conversation, bombarding each of them with questions. Instead, Mina appeared to be engrossed in whatever manga she was reading, a pondering look in her eyes. "Mina...you haven't said a word, which is a little weird...is everything alright?"
"Oh, I'm fine Ochaco...I've just been thinking..." Mina said as she closed her manga and slammed it onto the table, a devious smirk spreading across her face. "And I think I've found a solution to our little love hexagon. Because Izuku is my prince charming and I'm not about to give up on a stud like him!" Tapping the manga, Mina slid it toward the other girls. "The answer is in this manga."
"High School XdX?" Kyoka muttered in a confused tone, picking up the manga and flipping through a few pages. The more pages Kyoka saw, the redder her face became. It didn't take long before she had to close the manga and set it back down onto the table. "Holy crap Mina...that's some raunchy stuff."
"Excuse me Mina, but I fail to see how this manga will solve our problem." Momo said as she slowly shook her head. "I doubt there's anything in there of any value to us."
"Ah Momo, you poor, naive girl. The answer is staring you right in the face..." Mina said, her smirk widening as she picked the manga back up. Turning the front cover towards the other girls, Mina's finger tapped an image of the manga's protagonist surrounded by five beautiful women. "We all should share Izuku and make a harem!" All the other girls, including Tsuyu, stared at Mina in dumbfounded shock. "Hey! Don't look at me like I'm crazy! Just think about it! If Izuku is okay with it, we all get to date him! That way each of us gets to love him and we won't have to worry about competing over who gets to be with him!"
"Well...when you put it that way..." Momo muttered as she stroked her chin, her eyes narrowing slightly as she mulled the idea over in her head. "It does sound like a logical solution. It might actually be worth a try."
"Right!" Mina cheered, turning her attention toward the other girls. "So?! What do you guys think?! Wanna try it out!?"
"I mean...I'm not totally opposed to it..." Kyoka said somewhat awkwardly as she rubbed her arm. "And I really don't want to fight with you guys over who gets to date Izuku...Ah, what the hell! If the rest of you are in, I'll give it a shot."
"Hmmm, that is an interesting idea ribbit..." Tsuyu said, cocking her head slightly. "If it means I'll get to spend more time with Izuku-chan and get to know him better then I'm fine with sharing."
"What about you Ochaco? Are you willing to give it a try?" Mina asked as she moved around the table and sat down next to the brunette. "It looks like the rest of us are on board."
"I don't know..." Ochaco trailed off, seeing the expectant looks from her friends, all of them eagerly awaiting her answer. Her brow furrowing slightly, Ochaco pondered Mina's proposition in her mind, weighing the pros and cons. It was a huge decision and would likely lead to some unforeseen issues in the future. But on the other hand, it did seem like a solution to their problem. She would still be able to love Izuku and keep a good relationship with her friends. "Okay...okay...let's do it. We'll talk to Izuku about this after class tomorrow, and if he's up to it we'll give this whole harem thing chance." Pausing for a moment, Ochaco locked eyes with her friends once again. "But I just have one condition...I want to be the first one to go on a date with Izuku."
(The Following Afternoon: 1-A's Homeroom)
"Who can find the mistake in the following English sentence?" Present Mic asked the class as he picked up a piece of chalk and quickly jotted down an English phrase on the board. After a few moments of receiving no response from any of the students, Present Mic whipped around and slammed his hands on the podium. "Come on everybody, get your hands up! Show me some spirit!"
"Ochaco and the others have been weirdly distant all day..." Izuku thought, glancing at Ochaco and the other girls out of the corner of his eye. Ochaco in particular looked bored beyond belief but was she still paying attention to Present Mic's lesson. "It's not like they're avoiding me, but we haven't been talking like we used to. I guess I'll try saying something to them after classes today." Turning his head back toward the chalkboard, Izuku rested his head on his hand and studied the English sentence. "If I remember correctly, the relative conjunction is in the wrong place. Man, I wasn't expecting us to have normal classes like math and English. But the lunch we had earlier was great, we got high-quality food dirt cheap made by the cook hero: Lunch Rush!" Suddenly, Izuku glanced at the clock and began to rapidly tap his foot in anticipation. He had studied the class schedule the previous night and he knew what class was coming after their English lesson. "It's almost time...we're about to start our hero basic training!"
"I HAVE..." A booming voice shouted from outside the door to the classroom. Izuku's eyes lit up, instantly recognizing who was about to enter the room. With boisterous laughter, the door was flung open and All Might stepped into the classroom. "Entered the room like a normal person!"
"Wow! It's really All Might! I can't believe he's going to teach us!" An invisible girl named Toru Hagakure exclaimed as she clapped her hands together. "And that's his silver age costume! So cool!"
"Hero basic training!" All Might said, standing at the front of the class and flexing in an overly dramatic manner. "The class that will put you through all sorts of special training to mold you into exceptional heroes!" Crouching down a bit, All Might flashed his massive biceps. "But before we get to that, I have to introduce you all to a new member of our faculty that will be joining us today! She'll be assisting me with your hero training! Alright, you may come in now!"
"I wonder who it could-" Izuku was instantly pulled from his thoughts when the door to the classroom opened once again and in stepped someone he absolutely was not expecting. "There's no way."
"How ya doing brats!?" Rumi Usagiyama exclaimed with a large, toothy grin as she stood next to All Might at the front of the class, resting her hands onto her hips. Scanning the classroom, Rumi's grin widened when she spotted Izuku staring at her in shock. "I hope you're ready to work hard because I'm going to train you all into the dirt!"
And done! Oh boy, a lot has happened! Ochaco and the other girls have decided to give Mina's harem idea a chance. And Rumi is now a teacher at U.A.!? I hope you're all excited to see what comes next! Unfortunately, the next chapter won't be out for a while because I need to update my other stories first. But please just be patient and a new chapter will be out eventually. Remember to follow/favorite if you enjoyed, PLEASE REVIEW (I NEED YOUR FEEDBACK), check out my profile and other stories if you haven't already, and PM me any ideas you might have for my stories. So until next time, I'm outta here!