Oh to be a pro hero just like the bnha kids. Fighting alongside them, befriending them.
Oh to have an enemies to lovers type of romance with Bakugo Katsuki aka Dynamight, except it’s much deeper and meaningful than just bickering and salty comments.
He’s not mean to everyone he meets once he’s a pro hero, because he’s a grown man and has learned to respect others and keep his damn mouth shut. That doesn’t mean he’s gonna laugh at your sarcastic jokes directed towards him or let you provoke him just because you find it funny when he scrunches up his nose in annoyance.
He fights back, but he’s not very smart and always ends up making a big deal out of it when in reality it’s all just a joke. Yeah maybe you do enjoy railing people up, and maybe you do have your focus on him for being so easy to bother but you don’t mean to hurt him! You never even thought yourself capable of that.
Now he’s got a wrong impression of you and is convinced that everything you say is directed towards him, every sentence holds a double meaning and you think you’re smarter than him, with all your calculus knowledge and vast literature collection. He believes you are challenging him, threatening to take his spot in the hero charts and ruin his career.
No matter how hard you try you always end up arguing with him about the stupidest things. Being battlefield partners isn’t easy at all, you don’t go well together and even though you manage to do your job it’s ten times more tiring. His way of thinking is so different from yours, he’s not careful at all and relies on actions instead of planification. It’s not that he’s dumb, he has his own strategies and is used to being the leader whereas you’re used to being the big brain of the operation and having things under control, no surprise attacks or impulse driven circumstances.
The media doesn’t waste time and immediately catches onto your constant disagreements, and with Bakugo being the reckless idiot he is, it's almost impossible to change the situation. Every time you try to reason with him he builds the walls around him even higher.
“Katsuki just listen for once, we can’t let them talk about us like we’re some mentally unstable teenagers who need couples therapy”
“Who the fuck told you It was okay to call me by my first name, huh?”
“Are you even hearing what I’m saying? This is why they always get to us. You need to control yourself, come on, just take a deep breath…”
“Fucking stop that I’m not a child, you think you’re so smart don’t you? I don’t need you to tell me to calm down I’m fine and the press can talk all they want, it doesn’t change the fact that I’m one of the best heroes out there”
You admire his determination and confidence, but his carelessness and stubbornness is gonna be the end of both your careers and dreams.
He doesn’t behave like that all the time though, like I said he’s a grown man and has matured since his childhood years.
“I'm sorry this was my fault, I got super mad because I’m not used to being bossed around and almost ruined the whole operation. I still think that wasn’t the best way to do it though.”
His apologies are always sincere, yet he’d never give in or lie saying he thought like you did, going down the easy path instead of fighting for his beliefs. You are truly amazed by his strong grip on what he considers right or wrong, not letting anyone mess with him and his already made up mind.
Eventually you both come to an agreement. It is a statement that you don’t understand each other, your minds work differently and are pretty much incompatible. And so you let the world know, showing them how great heroes you are but just not friends, telling everyone not to expect you to get along.
Years pass and you grow used to each other, always saying hi and being respectful. You don’t become friends but you do become coworkers, you’re finally able to understand why he is the way he is and confirm your theories about him being a nice person who’s just lacking communication skills.
It all changes after a certain battle where you’re left unconscious, almost at the verge of dying. Bakugo is the one who saves you and carries you to the hospital, it’s not romantic I mean he’s a hero it’s his job. When you wake up you find your friends and family standing next to you in the room, trying their best to smile and tell you how brave and strong you were during the fight, but what you didn’t expect was to be visited but no other than Dynamight himself, uniform and all. He doesn’t smile at you, he looks at your broken body and scoffs.
“You look like shit smarty pants”
The comment isn’t meant to make you laugh, he’s not a sarcastic guy. It holds the truth that no one else is brave enough to say out loud, and it’s relieving.
You stay silent for a while as he wanders around the place, just like a dad inside his child’s room.
“Hey, could you turn that thing off? The beeping is making me anxious.” You say and point towards the ECG monitoring your heart rate.
“Should I? You’re not gonna die on me right? What if they think I killed you on purpose, we don’t have the healthiest relationship” You laugh at his comment and your whole body aches, you’re still weak and you both can see it. He does end up doing what you asked for and the room falls silent again.
You talk about the battle, strategies, upcoming events and surprisingly there’s no bickering or arguing. You’re being nice and civil and it’s not because of the state you’re in, he genuinely is listening to you and you realize you’ve got a lot in common. The medicine you were given has a strong effect and your eyes threaten to fall shut with every passing second, you’re not in the best conditions but your mind is up and running.
“It’s so weird to see you like this. Weak.” His words take you by surprise, Bakugo isn’t one to open up his heart but you figure that after years of working together it was bound to happen at some point. “I mean, I’m not talking about your body, I'm talking about you. You’re always loud and so energetic, now you don’t even have the strength to tease me and it’s annoying. You’re supposed to be the smart one, why did you put yourself in such a risky situation?”
Again, his words aren’t meant to hurt you, he's simply telling the truth. He looks worried and mad and isn’t trying to hide it. It only makes you smile.
“I know, I’ll be careful next time. Thanks.” And he knows you mean it, he trusts you and doesn’t push it, there’s no need for promises cause he’s sure you’ve already made many of those that same day. You shut your eyes for a second, trying to hold back the tears and also giving your sight a rest. Maybe he thinks you’ve fallen asleep because after a few minutes you can hear him standing up from his chair and walking up to you, leaning down and pressing his lips against your temple.
“I’m awake, you know.” He jumps back like a scared cat, his head almost bumping into the roof.
“You little shit, you fucking scared me.”
It’s weird to be laughing with him, but it doesn’t feel wrong. You’ve always thought there was more to him that you’d never be able to see and yet here you are.
“I think we’d be great friends.”
You say it before thinking twice and for a moment you’re terrified. There’s no need to be.
“Yeah we would.” His mouth also moves on it’s own and you can see the surprise look on his face the second the words are out. “Why do you say that though? I thought you saw me as an arrogant asshole with anger issues.” And he’s quoting you.
“Nah, I’ve been dealing with assholes my whole life, I know one when I see one. You’re just a bit defensive most times but a great person nonetheless.”
“Hm. You’re pretty great too.”
“You’re also very irritating and kinda dumb, that’s why we never agree on things.”
“I take back what I said, you aren’t great at all.”
And you both laugh. You laugh at his childish behavior and he laughs at you when you cry out in pain for laughing too much.
That day a new friendship begins.