By some miracle, that week apart, that week of both of them being completely distraught over the idea that they might not be able to continue their relationship, didn't seem to matter at all. Things weren't just back to normal; if anything, they were even better than before. More intimate, more bold, more whole.
How much of that was the clarity between them? How much of that was her finally being able to love Izuku guilt-free?
Rei really didn't know.
She smiled at him, his hand on her bare hip, fingers spread and grabbing onto her tightly. The early morning seemed to make Izuku brighter, almost beautiful, and oh so very peaceful. It was rare that she got to see him sleep. Normally, it was him that woke up and got to watch her. She could see why he enjoyed it so much.
Careful, so as to not wake him, she scooted closer, their tangled naked bodies still carrying whispers of their passion last night. A few red marks were on Izuku's neck, shoulders, and a dozen or so more were bound to be on his back as she remembered the sensation of scratching at his back last night; those light hisses he made had made her own pleasure seem all the better.
Her whispers from last night were less visible, but she could still feel them. The soreness between her legs as they had gone at it for far longer than they normally did spoke the loudest. Walking was going to be rough today. There were no doubt a few marks on her breasts from where Izuku had sucked a bit too hard, and perhaps a red mark on her ass from where Izuku had spanked her for a moment.
She felt full.
She felt refreshed.
She felt loved.
"I love you," she whispered softly, placing her hand on his cheek. She wanted to wake up with him every morning. If she simply stopped going back to her apartment, save to bring new clothes over here, she could officially be moved in before Izuku even knew what happened. And now that the contract was out in the open between them, she had nothing to hold her back.
She bit her lip as she felt her smile grow to swallow her face. She nudged forward and kissed Izuku softly on the lips.
"Mmm," he moaned, his arms wrapping around her and pulling her close.
She caught his eyes fluttering open right before he rolled over pulling her with him. A light squeal turned into a laugh as Izuku kissed her neck. "Izuku!"
"What?" He laughed trying to kiss her again. His hands roaming her body. "I'm just so happy to see you."
"Good!" She kissed his neck and ran her hands up and down his chest. "Good good good! I want to be the first thing you see every morning."
"Do you mean that?" Izuku asked, hands on her hips as he looked up at her.
Rei sat up, taking the cover with her and exposing their naked bodies to the light of day for the first time in a while. She was straddling Izuku's waist like a pro and she didn't even have to look to know that right now he was hard. If she wasn't sore already, she'd be more than willing to indulge herself just a bit. "Of course. I mean it when I say I would marry you in a heartbeat."
She leaned down and kissed him again, her hands trailing up his chest and then deep into his thick, messy green hair. She looked at him, and the same feeling of happiness that she always felt when she was around him came bubbling up as she laughed. "When I'm with you, I feel happy, and I feel like I can be myself. Plus, ya'know, the sex is kind of amazing."
"Yeah," Izuku grew a dull happy look on his face. "You're really frisky when you get in the mood."
"Me?" She placed a finger in his chest. "Because of you, I'm going to have a hard time walking today, and probably tomorrow! Not that that's a bad thing, but you know, own up to your deeds Mr. Hero, especially if something happens."
That something being a child.
Though she was on birth control, the idea of having Izuku's child was growing increasingly more arousing in her mind.
Izuku raised an eyebrow on her. "Didn't we finish last night in pretty much this exact position after you had already begged for one more round?"
"Nope, after that we were both laying down and you were fucking me slowly until we slept."
Izuku looked at her and then blinked. "Oh. Uhh. I guess I do need to take responsibility. How do I make up for it?"
"Mmm," she tapped on her cheek and smiled. "Carry me to your bath, give me a good massage and then—"
She looked towards the clock, and felt her heart drop. "We're going to be late."
"Huh?" Izuku followed his eyes and then let out a low. "Oh."
For whatever reason, they waited for the minute to change before they shot out of bed and scrambled towards the shower.
Today was a big day.
One that they had been plotting for a few days now.
A showdown with Endeavour.
"Oh! So by the way, I'm dating your mother."
Rei blinked and stared at All Might for a few moments before turning to look at Izuku. To say he looked shocked would be to say that All Might was slightly loud. With a pursed lip, she looked back towards the large man that Izuku had brought in as their witness (and probable deterrent) for their confrontation with Endeavour.
It wasn't that Izuku couldn't be Endeavour in a fight, Rei was pretty sure he could. But All Might was there to simply stop stuff like that from even happening. Plus, All Might brought the media. With all three of the top three heroes in one place, all eyes were going to be on her, which, as much as Rei valued her privacy, would work strongly in their favor.
"Umm," Izuku scratched the back of his head and tilted his head to the side as he opened his mouth and no words came out. He closed his mouth and then looked to her before looking back to All Might. "Why are you telling me this now?"
All Might shrugged and laughed. "Well, I figured I'd tell you before I announced my retirement and ran away with your mother for the foreseeable future."
"So…" Rei blinked and looked at All Might, and then back towards Izuku. "How do you know All Might?"
"I trained him! You should have seen him before I got my hands on him! Oh! Actually, I still have that picture saved!" All Might pulled out his phone and almost a second later pulled out a pair of reading glasses that made him look more mature and responsible than he had any right to be.
Honestly, her impression of the top three heroes had changed drastically since she actually grew to know them. Even before, when she simply didn't care about heroes, everyone knew All Might. But now, in a short few moments, that image of a hero had been shattered and was now replaced with a goofy uncle that told bad jokes.
Basically in reality the top three heroes were.
1st: A big goofball that had terrible timing.
2nd: A giant flaming asshole.
3rd: Husband material.
"Ah-ha!" All Might held up his phone and beamed at her. "See! Look at that twiggy little twerp! Came crying to me asking if he could be a hero and I just felt so bad for him I had to whip him into shape!"
"All Might," Izuku covered his face, blushing like she was being shown baby photos. "That was years ago."
Rei leaned in and looked at young Izuku. His head was too big for his body, he was crying, and he looked like a breeze would break him. "Well," Rei licked her lips and looked at Izuku again before turning a smug look towards All Might. "I can say from firsthand experience that your physical training with Izuku paid off in some unexpected and wonderful ways."
"Rei!" Izuku blurted, out his eyes going wide and his blush doubling over.
"Huh? What do you—" All Might blinked and came to a stop when Rei bit at the air in Izuku's direction. "Oh my. I see."
Making the number one and number three heroes blush. Now that was empowering.
"Izuku my boy, I think you have one hell of a catch here."
The waiter came into the slightly private room they had rented for the day, the menus in his hands and Endeavour hot on his heels. "Right this way sir, your party is waiting for you."
"Thanks," Endeavour growled, brushing past the shorter man with the kind of rudeness that wouldn't be redeemed with a tip. As the only one dressed in their hero costume, Rei instantly felt like her and Izuku put too much effort in looking respectable today. Well, she already felt like that when All Might showed up in a white shirt and tan shorts like he was already on holiday.
Dude was already wearing sandals and socks.
"I know why you called me here." Endeavour spoke with a firm voice and glared at her especially. "My answer is no. This summer you're mine."
"Come now Enji, I know that it's what your parents did, but that doesn't mean we—" All Might started.
"I don't want to hear it from you All Might." Endeavour roared and rolled his shoulders. "If I can't beat you then I'll just make a child that can."
"I'm going to make this clear." Rei placed her hand on the table, her glass of water turning to ice in a moment. "I'm not going to marry you."
"Yes you will." Endeavour growled placing his own hand on the table. "You signed a contract with me. I spent a lot of my own personal money hunting you down and then fixing your health problems." He pounded his hand on the table like a barbarian and pointed at her. "You're alive because of me."
"And for that I thank you." She swallowed her anger for just long enough to save that. "But you also forced me to sign a contract before you would save my life. You used my illness to get what you want."
"So?" Endeavour raised an eyebrow at her. "I'm not going to relent on this. You. Will. Be. My. Wife."
"The hell I will, if you force this I will make your life hell." She glared at him and wrinkled up her nose. "And, unlike most women you could force yourself on, I come with built in birth control."
That stopped him for just a moment.
"You!" Endeavour turned towards Izuku. "What on earth did you do to her?"
"Uhh," Izuku raised his hands up in defense. "She was always like this. I just brought her out of her shell!"
Damn straight he did!
"Okay, before things get heated, I believe we can settle this smoothly." All Might stood, and for the first time since she had met him, he actually felt like the hero everyone respected. "Enji, are you really going through all this just to beat me?"
"You've been the number one pro for too long All Might." Endeavour grit his teeth. "I'm the only one that's still trying to surpass you."
"Not the only one." All Might gave a long sigh and pointed towards Izuku and Rei. "Their generation is filled to the brim with people that want to become the next number one. I know that Deku dreams of becoming the number one hero as much as you, but he's not so desperate as to force someone to marry him."
Endeavour's mouth was a hard firm line and his eyes were blazing with fury.
"You're not that much older than us Endeavour," Izuku stepped forward, "But what All Might is saying is right. Every student in U.A. talks about how they want to beat All Might some day, and I know that I want to be the number one too."
"You really think you're going to beat—"
"Yes." Izuku stood with his back straight. "I think I am going to beat you Endeavour. Last year you were barely ahead of me. This year might be different." Izuku looked towards her and grabbed her hand. "Especially since I have someone really cheering me on."
"You brat." Endeavour clenched a fist. "If you think I'm just going to—"
"I'm going to retire next month." All Might announced and the entire restaurant grew silent. "I'm going to retire, ask Inko to marry me and spend some time honeymooning in America with her."
"What!" Endeavour roared genuine shock rolling over his face as the anger faded.
"Enji, I'm old. Crime rate is close to the single digits, and there are heroes like you and Deku that can fill the hole I leave with ease, and so many more wonderful heroes that are driven for the spot of number one." All Might scratched the back of his head. "So, I'm going to retire. You might—"
"It won't mean anything if you do that!" Endeavour roared, flames spouting from his head in chaotic flurries. "What's the point of beating you if you give up!"
All Might just shrugged. "It's not me you have to worry about Enji." He pointed towards Izuku again. "It's him and all the other heroes hot on his tail. The real struggle is going to be keeping the number one spot."
"You know," Rei hummed and tapped on her cheek. "If I'm around Izuku I'll be able to distract him from his heroic duties."
Endeavour did not find that nearly as funny as All Might and Izuku did.
With a mighty humph, Endeavour slammed back down into his chair and pulled up the menu. "Pay me back for her medical bills and I won't pursue the contract."
"Done!" All Might announced and pulled out his checkbook and then winked at Rei and Izuku. "Call it a wedding present for my future son and daughter in law."
Rei let out a shamefully girly squeal and leaped up to kiss Izuku on the lips.
It was done.
Calling in All Might had been the right choice. Wait.
All Might was going to be her father-in-law at some point, right?
"Is the food here even good?" Endeavour roared.
AN: That's right, no physical fight :D