— “𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮” (𝐭. 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐱 𝐟𝐞𝐦!𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫)
𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐭; after losing you, todoroki moves on with his life. you know you never stopped loving him, and he’s desperately wants you back. but life has a funny way to do things.
𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭; 1.8k
𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫'𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞; this is a continuation from this ficlet, so probably there are a few things you won’t understand if you haven’t read it. anyways, enjoy.
you had moved on, and to say it had been hard was an understatement. you absolutely believed todoroki was your soulmate, but when you found out what he did, it simply devastated you. even thinking of him made your heart ache. you knew you made the right choice, getting out of every shared space you two had, distancing from everything that reminded you of him. transferring to shiketsu was by far the best way. of course, you had to leave all your friends, but they would always be one call away.
for todoroki it was the other way around. no matter how hard he tried, everything had a piece of you in it. his room was full of memories with you, all the times you fell asleep on his bed, your study sessions that always ended up in something more, you dancing and singing to mamma mia’s soundtrack. he ended up staying at midoriya’s most days, but even then, he would think about you. it was his default mode, somehow, his mind always went back to you.
he shut down completely after seeing you with yoarashi, no one could make him talk about his beloved or his feelings. he started to go to the gym more often, train alone in the woods at night. he barely slept, and as soon as he woke up, he’d start exercising. he was so tired that he didn’t think of you. that was his way of moving on, though in every sense of the word, he never actually did.
focusing all his life in becoming a hero, he came first of the class with a big gap. at his twenties, he opened his own hero agency. since your break up, he never had another partner, too afraid that no one could be like you, make him feel what you did.
in your case, after graduating you went to work with mirko. everyone knew you being her sidekick. it wasn’t weird to hear about your ex boyfriend on the news, he had achieve all his goals in life, and that made you happy. you no longer held any remorse against him. he was a good person who made a mistake, of course you had forgiven him.
“so, [hero name], you’ve been going up in the charts like a rocket, could you be thinking about starting your own agency? some heroes, like shoto, are already making their way through the industry” the interviewer asked you. for the first time since highschool, someone asked you about todoroki as a hero.
“i love working with mirko, she’s amazing and i think i still have a lot to learn from her. i do admire heroes like shoto, he’s undeniably good at what he does, but i think is still too soon for me” you smiled when you mentioned him. even after all those years, when todoroki watched that interview, he caught on those little details. it felt good hear you saying his name again.
it’s confirmed! pro hero y/n and yoarashi inasa are getting married! the rumors were confirmed by a picture posted on their social media accounts showing their engagement rings and captioning “she said yes/he finally asked”. we are w–.
to todoroki, it was extra hard that you were marrying you highscool boyfriend. he couldn’t stop thinking, if he hadn’t messed up, you would be marrying him. an hour later, midoriya called.
“how are you?” even though izuku was trying to not be obvious, shoto knew what he meant.
“in another timeline, y/n and i would be getting married”.
todoroki finally met someone, you heard on the gossip chanel. great, that was great, he deserved to feel the happiness you felt with inasa, right? of course he did. he was an amazing boyfriend, any person would be lucky to have him, you were happy for him. that was what that knot in your throat was, that sudden urge to cry. come on, you couldn’t be so selfish, you were getting married with another man, you broke up five years ago, why were you so upset?. it’s not that you dreamed about him at least twice a week, or that you heard his voice clear as water even when you hadn’t spoke in so long. you love inasa, stop having those thoughts. you decided with whom you’d be spending your life with years ago, it was about time todoroki moved on too.
“…and i didn’t know what to say, but he was so persistent. anyways, i told him we were going to discuss it, what do you think?” your fiance’s hand was moving in front of your eyes, trying to catch your attention back.
“can you repeat it, please? i-i got distracted” he smiled at you, kindly. he always did that. no matter what you did, inasa was the kindest person to you, because he genuinely loved you.
“one of my advisors gave me a list with all the pro heros we had to invite to the wedding, i told him we’ll talk about it” he pulled out a paper from his briefcase with a lot of names printed on it “give it a look while i take a shower” he got up, kissing your head on his way to the bathroom. most of the names were your old classmates from u.a. and shiketsu, some of your teachers and heroes of the moment.
ground zero, red riot, creati, charge bolt, shoto, cellophane, deku, froppy[…].
you stared at his name for longer than you thought, because inasa came out of the bathroom only with a towel, asking your opinion on the matter. he knew you dated todoroki back in highschool, but obviously didn’t think you had feelings for him now. because you didn’t. you didn’t, you couldn’t.
“yeah, okay, let’s invite them”.
todoroki’s jaw almost hit the floor when the invitation arrived at his mailbox. his girlfriend, a model he met at an event, laughed at his reaction. were you actually asking him to go to your wedding? it seemed like a cruel joke to him. the cruelest of jokes.
“isn’t she one of your classmates from u.a., baby?” his girlfriend asked, taking the paper out of his hands. he never talked about you, with anyone, not even with midoriya. your chapter had been closed by force, locking all your memories away. but that lock was always on the verge of breaking, something as small as saying your name could unleash his buried feelings.
he was so confused. his irrational side was screaming to accept the invitation, eager to face you again. but he knew it would hurt him. he knew it, if he thought about it enough, he still remembered how his heart break years ago. his mind kept wondering back to you, how beautiful you would look in your white dress, your eyes filled with excitement. it was too much for him to handle.
“yes, i will let them know we’re going”.
somewhere in yourself, you wished todoroki hadn’t replied. in that same place, it hurt to see the “plus one” option marked. right, he had a girlfriend. a girlfriend he most likely cherished, in some level at least. it was okay, you had a boyfriend, a boyfriend you were going to marry in two months. both of you had moved on. maybe repeating that to yourself would convince you.
he got up that morning and went for a jog, like when he was a teenager trying to get off his mind the girl who broke his heart. we could say he was trying to do the same thing.
the only reason you got up in time was because uraraka knocked on your door. inasa had gone to a friend’s house at night, arguing he wasn’t going to see the bride before the wedding. if it was supposed to be the happiest day of your life, then what is that pain in your chest?.
“you have to hurry, the ceremony starts at four, we’re meeting midoriya at three and you haven’t even showered!” todoroki practically was forced into the shower by the girl, he had no will to get himself ready. what was he thinking? he clearly loved you, as much as always, why did he agree to see you marrying someone else?.
everything was ready, just as planned. like in the movies, you were expecting some sort of crisis to happen and could cancel the wedding with an excuse, but it wasn’t the case. things were perfect. your hair, your dress, your make up, even the guests arrived just on time. you felt like puking.
not a single thing was out of place, that was certainly planned by you. he could see your unique touch in decorations, colors, even how tables were distributed. and he could point at everything yoarashi had done, because it didn’t match at all. it was like a stain in your perfect design, a stain he couldn’t remove or avoid anywhere he looked.
uraraka had to grab your arm when the music started to play, and push you out to the aisle. inasa was waiting on the other side. he looked so beautiful and happy, his eyes overflowed with love. but your eyes got lost in the crowd, searching for a certain pair of heterochromatic eyes.
you were like an angel fell from heaven. todoroki expected you to look pretty, but it was mind blowing. he was standing next to a pillar in order to get a perfect view from you. he felt his legs weakened when your eyes connected.
“do you, yoarashi inasa, take this woman to be your wife, to have and to hold[…]?” you couldn’t see todoroki from the altar, and it was unbearable. all you wanted was to look back into his eyes again.
“yes, i do” inasa’s voice was so determined, that you realized what was happening. before you knew, the priest was saying your vows.
he couldn’t watch. he tried, but just couldn’t. when he said the priest saying your name, he had to turned around.
you were sure that with one look, you’d knew if shoto still loved you. that was all you needed to go back to him, to see his eyes.
“[…] till death do you apart?” it was now or never. you turned your head, heart beating like a drum. please, please, love me.
oh how much he loved you. as you once said, his undying love for you was so big, that’s tearing him apart. a single tear left his eye.
he wasn’t even looking. he didn’t love you anymore. a lonely tear ran down your cheek. you were too late, you had lost him. “yes, i do”.
he had lost you, again.