This is the EDITED version of my Kiribaku, and it's also on Sweek.com, so go check it out! Now, onto the story!
There he was again. I sighed. I couldn't help but keep my eyes fixed on him. His explosive hair, his red eyes, his manly build. I love him, but he probably doesn't feel the same. Why would he? I haven't been very manly about it, though. I haven't told Bakugou how I feel. I never see him look my way, but I know he's seen me looking in his direction.
There's only a handful of people I trust with the secret though. Midoriya, obviously. I don't exactly trust Kaminari, Sero and Ashido, but they're my best friends. I can't not tell them, right? And I guess Todoroki. He probably found out about it on his own, I didn't tell him.
I guess Todoroki can't be helped.
Anyways, today was the first time I actually saw Bakugou look in my direction - I was having another coughing fit in class, that's probably how Todoroki found out I was in love with Bakugou. These stupid flowers give everything away. I turned my head the other way so Bakugou wouldn't see what came out of my mouth.
"Kirishima, do you need to get a drink of water? Again?" Aizawa asked. He looked bored and slightly annoyed. "Uh, n- well, yeah. Sorry," I said. I got up to go to the water fountain around the corner. I didn't need a drink, actually, I just needed an excuse to "put these away". I spit out the multiple flower petals in my mouth, along with blood.
They were red rose petals. I knew they were. I've been seeing rose petals every day now for, what, a week? 𝘖𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦? 𝘖𝘳, 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳, I thought. I went to my locker; luckily it was right by the water fountain. I got a plastic bag out and stuffed the petals in. 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘢𝘨, I realized in horror. 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩.
I wiped my mouth with my hand, and noticed there was blood all over the back of it. I instinctively activated my quirk, and shook the blood off of my hand. 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘐 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘴. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘐'𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩? To be honest, I... I was scared. I didn't want to risk my life for the surgery to have it removed, but I wasn't manly enough to tell Bakugou that I loved him. I...
… I wasn’t manly at all.
Lunch finally came around, and I knew very well that when I was around Bakugou I coughed way more, and I'm not ready to tell him. So I sat at a table by myself. I usually just sit by myself at this point. I surveyed the cafeteria, and saw Bakugou sitting with Ashido, Kaminari and Sero. I saw Midoriya sitting at a table with Yaoyorozu, Jirou, Uraraka and Todoroki. Like usual.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Midoriya saw me, sitting at a table by myself, said something to everyone else, and they all came over to my table. That's new. I usually go unnoticed. "Hey, Kirishima!" Said Midoriya. "Why're you sitting all by yourself over here? Oh, or is it because of..." He trailed off, looking at me with wide eyes. I nodded slowly.
"Because of what?" Uraraka questioned, confused. Me and Midoriya exchanged a glance. "I... what was the word, Midoriya? Crush? Yeah. I have a crush. On a person." The priceless look on her face, along with Jirou's, were so funny I couldn't help but laugh. "Assuming it's Bakugou?" said Momo. At least she wasn't overreacting. I was still shocked though.
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸? 𝘈𝘮 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴? I just nodded. "So? That doesn't explain why you were-" I accidentally interrupted Uraraka with another coughing fit. And there it was: The blood and flower petals. "Hanahaki," she said softly. "That's why..." I nodded. "That's why I'm here by myself."
"I don't know if Bakugou knows what hanahaki is, but... no. I can't tell him. I'm not manly enough." I turned my head away. "Oh, stop it, Kirishima!" Midoriya said. "That's just not true." "Yeah!" Agreed Uraraka. "First of all, you are the manly-est person I know. Second of all, I'll tell him, if you can't." "I don't think-that's not a good idea-"
"HEY, BAKUGO~!" She called. "No! Stop talking! Stop talking right now!" I covered her mouth with my hand. I looked over at Bakugou's table and shook my head smiling, but unfortunately eye contact was not avoided. And then he straight-up flicked her off. The nerve. Although this was expected of him. I glared at her, and she laughed at me.
I laughed, too, and, again, I was ever so rudely interrupted by a rose. Not a petal. An entire rose head. I was running out of time. Very fast. "Kirishima, what are we gonna do?" Jirou seemed anxious. "You could get it removed, I think..." "Wait, wait, what exactly is hanahaki?" asked Midoriya, rather late to that discussion.
"Here, I'll look it up for you." Jirou took her phone out and started typing. After a few seconds, she said: "So basically, hanahaki is a disease when a person falls in love and they start coughing up flower petals that bloom in their lungs. Or, at first it's petals. The person will start coughing up these petals, blood, flower heads, and then the entire flower, stem included.
"If left untreated, the person will at some point get a flower lodged into their throat and suffocate. Surgery is an option, but there is a chance that it will kill you. If you get the surgery you either will forget about the person you were in love with, or you'll never be able to love again. Also, if you're rejected by your loved one, you could die on the spot," she finished.
"Oh. It doesn't look like you have a lot of options, Kirishima," said Midoriya. "Are you willing to get the surgery? Or would you risk forgetting about Bakugou?" "No. I am going to confess to him. Tonight," I said firmly. "Alright! Nice, good choice," said Uraraka. "I have a plan for what we can do..."
After lunch with Kirishima's idiot friends, we went back to class, and the school day finally ended. I was exhausted. I sat on the couch, I planned to sit there for a minute before I went to my dorm to sleep. I saw shitty Deku talking to Kirishima and everyone else that sat with him at lunch earlier today. I wonder what they're talking about. Then Deku looked over at me.
And he didn't smile like he usually does. He looked serious. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘳𝘥. 𝘉𝘜𝘛 𝘞𝘏𝘠 𝘞𝘖𝘜𝘓𝘋 𝘐 𝘊𝘈𝘙𝘌?! I shook my head. Why should I care about what Deku does? He turned back and said something to the others, and they all turned and looked at me. For no reason, if I may add. I sat back on the couch and noticed Dunce Face standing over me.
"Why are you here? Leave!" I told him. It was hard to stop myself from yelling. I tried to get him to leave, but he just wouldn't. 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺- 𝘞𝘢𝘪𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦?! "Alright, alright! Fine! I was just trying to talk to you," he said, backing off. "Idiot," I muttered. I turned and Deku was standing in front of me with the others behind him. "What do you want, Deku?" I growled.
I kept my eyes fixed on Kirishima. I liked him a lot more than I was comfortable with. Yeah, I had a crush. I had hanahaki for him, too. It took me forever to accept it though. Obviously, I didn't tell anybody about it, because I guess that I didn't want anybody else to know. Why would I? It was a secret, after all. Raccoon Eyes is the only one who knows.
I guess Raccoon Eyes can't be helped.
"What do you want?" I shouted again, annoyed. Who cares if I was yelling, anyway. "Kacchan, this is not the time." Deku's expression was filled with anger and worry and concern and seriousness. That's highly unusual. "Well?" I said. And Deku only replied with one word: "Outside." He turned around, followed by the rest of the group.
I didn't want to come, but got up and followed anyway with my hands in my pockets. I saw Kirishima had his hands in his pockets, too. There was something in his hands, but what it was, I couldn't tell. "Kirishima has something to tell you," said Round Face. "Hm?" I responded, turning to the red haired boy. "I... Well, I do have something to tell you, um- I-"
He was interrupted by a coughing fit, and covered his mouth with his hand. He now had something in his hand. He shrugged at it, looking slightly satisfied. He held his hand out to me. It was covered in blood, and in the middle of his hand was the head of a rose. My previously narrowed eyes widened, but my overall expression didn't really change.
He dug through his pockets and pulled out two plastic bags that were completely full of the petals and heads of blood-red roses. "So you have hanahaki too, huh." I looked up at Kirishima. He nodded, then looked up at me, confused. I dug through my own pockets, and pulled out some flower petals from lunch that I hadn't thrown away yet. I held them out to him.
I knew that they were his favorite type of flowers: Caballero dahlias. He looked me in the eyes, his face as red as the rose petals in his hand. His smile was contagious, so much so that I couldn't help but smile back at him, turning red myself. I forced the smile off of my face. "You needed them for encouragement, didn't you?" I asked.
"Oh, hush," Kirishima said. "You know you didn't want to tell me, either." Looking back at the rest of the people behind Kirishima, I raised a hand and pointed at the building and said, "Inside." And, to my surprise, they obeyed me. "Yeah, that's what I thought," I muttered. As soon as they were out of sight, I took Kirishima's hands in mine, crushing the fragile petals and the rose in his hands.
I pulled him closer, we were only inches away, and I closed the space between me and him. Slowly though. Hesitantly. He wrapped his arms around me as he kissed back. Probably the only reason I didn't take it any further than that was his sharp little teeth. And again, slowly, I pulled my lips away from his and said: "You have no Idea how long I've wanted to do that."
"Me too," he agreed. "But... What now? What does this make us?" "Simple." I looked him in the eyes. "It makes us lovers. You're mine now, and only mine. Nobody else's. Deal with it." And with that I turned around and made my way inside.
Sorry if you were looking forward to a new fanfic. I'm rewriting all my old ones and making them better, so, be warned? I have 4 more to go. I'm trying to get more fanfics to you, so I'm taking out the trash and deleting useless random posts. Do you want me to rewrite my X readers?
Anyways, that's all for now, Sweet peas. Have a nice day!!!!