Toshinori was on his way to the classroom when he heard someone call his name. Looking down, he found the principal standing there fidgeting with his tie.
"Toshinori, I need you to come with me." Oh no, he wasn't in trouble was he? To the best of his knowledge, he nor his students had caused any trouble in the past few weeks.
"I have a class." Was his feeble attempt at an excuse.
"Aizawa will be teaching your class today." Oh no, this really couldn't be good. The principal must have felt his apprehension because he sighed, then said in a soft voice, "You're not in trouble. There's been a development that I did not foresee." With that, the principal turned around fully expecting Toshinori to follow. He did.
They came to a stop outside of the principal's office. "You have...a visitor." Nezu turned to leave. "The blood test results came back. Everything she says is true. We're here for you if you need any help." With that cryptic message, he left.
Toshinori stood there confused. What did Nezu mean by a blood test? Guess there was only one way to find out. He pushed open the door. Standing on the other side was a beautiful, green-haired woman in her forties. Her tall, slender build just as he remembered sixteen years ago. "Aimi," the name came easily to his lips, exhaled as a silent breath.
As if she could hear her name, she turned toward him. A small, loving smile splayed on her lips. "Yagi. It's been a while."
The way she said his name made his heart flutter. Then her words sunk in. Anger flooded through him. "A while? That's all you have to say after you left me? You left without a word!" He was on the verge of shouting.
Aimi's smile faltered. He thought he saw pain and regret flash in her eyes but he brushed it aside. She held up a hand as if she were unsure of what to do. "Let me explain."
Without a word, he crossed his arms. He'll hear her out then figure out where to go from there. He wanted to hear what excuses she would come up with for leaving him all those years ago. He had the sinking feeling that she was only appearing in his life now because she knew that he was All Might.
"Sixteen years ago, I found out two things." She held up a finger. "The first was that you were All Might."
He interrupted her before she could move on to the second thing. "You're saying that you already knew I was All Might? If you knew then why didn't you tell me?"
"You always were impatient, "she laughed. "I didn't tell you because I wanted you to tell me yourself." She lifted a second finger. "The second thing that I found out was that I was pregnant." She paused, letting her words sink in.
Pregnant? Blood test? The blood test that the principal mentioned must have been for this. Nezu had given him a clue but he hadn't figured it out. How could he have?
"The principal mentioned something about a blood test," he admitted. "But that doesn't explain why you left me. I know kids might not have been on my agenda but I would have come around." He wasn't sure if that was true or not but he assumed that he would have come around to the idea of having a child. "I would have loved the chance to become a father!" As he said the words, he knew they were true. An image of Midoriya flashed through his mind.
"You'll have that chance." Aimi walked over to the couch and sat down. "I wanted you to know back then. I wanted the chance for us to be a family."
He opened his mouth to argue with her. He didn't want to hear her excuses anymore, he just wanted to know why. Why now? She stopped him with a look. "Even though I wanted to tell you, I couldn't. I couldn't because I knew you were All Might. You represented so much to the people, so much so that I couldn't bring myself to tell you. I was afraid that you would limit your time to being a hero and devote more of it toward your family. I couldn't do that to you, or to the people." She looked up and gave a small, sad smile. "I knew how much you loved being a hero, loved being the symbol of peace."
"But I loved you!" He knew that what she said was true. He would have devoted more time to being a dad then to being a hero, so why? Why was she telling him all of this now? "Why?" His voice came out as a hoarse whisper.
"When I saw you lose your transformation during that battle, I knew something was wrong. I knew you would never reveal your true identity or step down from being a hero. I was finally able to get someone to tell me something. Once the blood test results revealed that Elaina was your daughter, the principal told me the truth about your situation."
Images of him strangling the principal flashed in his head. He didn't want anyone to know. Not her, and especially not Midoriya. She must have read the emotions in his eyes. "Don't worry, I won't tell anyone. I haven't even told Elaina."
"Elaina?" That was the second time that she had mentioned his mother's name.
An image of a younger Aimi flashed through his mind. "Where is she?"
Aimi stood up from the couch. "She's visiting my sister. I figured I would give you a heads up before the two of you met, which will be tomorrow. The principal saw to it that she was transferred here to give the two of you a chance to get to know each other." He was going to kill Nezu the next time he saw him. That cunning rat was either up to something or just wanted in on the joke.