Falling (Shoto Todoroki x Reader)

"You're so boringg,"

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"What's that?" I floated higher, leaning over Shoto's shoulder.

"Homework."

I flew backward, laying on my back in midair, my hands under my head. "You're so boringg," I groaned. He looked back over at me.

"I am?" His head turned towards me, making me suddenly faced with his gray and blue eyes instead of the back of his head. I flew back, almost hitting the wall but catching myself and repositioning myself so that I was sitting in the air and facing him.

"We should do something," I said, leaning forward eagerly.

"Like... what?" I sat with my legs crossed in front of me, leaning back some.

"I dunno. Something more interesting than this at least," I replied.

He closed his textbook and turned around in his chair, his eyes locking on mine.

I averted my eyes, looking out the window. Suddenly, I got an idea.

"Come with me!" I lowered so that I was only a couple inches off the ground, running through the air instead of gliding. He trailed behind me, curious.

"Hurry, before it's too late!" He looked at me in confusion but followed me anyway.

I burst through the front door, him closing it between me. I didn't wait for him as I floated over to the side, turning back and watching him impatiently.

"Where are we going?" he looked around, confused. I just smiled in return.

"What are you-" he stifled a small yelp of surprise as his body slowly started to rise. He floated forward and his feet landed softly and gently on the tiles of the roof. I floated easily beside him, releasing my breath.

"What are we doing up here?" He asked. I floated to the top where the two sides of the roof met at a long point and sat, facing the setting sun.

I sighed a breath of relief, "We're not too late." I smiled faintly, gesturing for him to join me. He hesitantly took a step up, walking up the roof towards me.

His foot slipped slightly and he brought his arms out to balance him. I laughed, "Don't worry, you won't fall. And if you were to slip, I'd just use my quirk on you." I smiled reassuringly. He didn't seem too convinced, but nodded anyway and took another step forward.

He made his way up the tiles and sat beside me on the top of the roof, his mouth parting slightly in amazement.

"This is my favorite place to go. I used to come here a lot back when you didn't know I existed. It was always like my secret spot sort of," I told him in a mystic tone, watching the sun fade. The yellow sun was blazing orange now, the light and fluffy clouds having a golden tinge to the tips, the sky filled with colors.

"Hey, Y/n?"

"Mhm?"

Shoto took a breath but then said, "Nevermind." We sat in silence for a while, just watching the sunset together. It was a peaceful silence, not heavy or awkward at all. He finally turned to say something, but I glitched out and reappeared in his bedroom.

Not long later, Shoto came back into the room, closing the door behind him.

"Hey," I gave him a small smile. I floated up and laid on my side, floating at eye level with him. "Soo, what did you think of it up there? Pretty, right?"

He shrugged and sat in the chair, facing me, though. "Yeah... it was."

I leaned backward and laid down on my back midair. "Hey Y/n, when was the last time you watched the sunrise or sunset?" he asked.

I thought for a moment. "I don't think I've actually seen one since I died. I've seen the beginning of them, though, before I teleport back, but I've never watched the whole thing." I smiled, "Guess that just means I have to work harder to find the 'one' so I can see it then, huh?"

He nodded dimly and casually pulled out his phone. I looked at him. "What are you doing?" I asked, curiously, floating behind him to try and get a look at his screen. He clicked the power button so the screen went dark before I could see it. I pouted. "Why wouldn't you let me see? What were you doing?"

I didn't really care much, but now that he was acting secretive, I was more curious.

He shrugged nonchalantly and slipped his phone onto the desk, "Nothing."

"Why are you being so secretive?" I floated in front of him again, looking at him, confused and suspicious.

"I'm not being secretive, I just wasn't doing anything."

"It's creepy," I informed him.

"Oh." We stared at each other for a second and he yawned. I sighed, dropping the subject of why he was acting weird, and said, "You should get some rest so Mr. Aizawa doesn't kick your ass tomorrow."

He nodded lightly and took a set of clothes, heading to the bathroom and changing, getting ready. I sneaked one last glance at the closed door, making sure he wasn't going to come out and catch me before floating over to his desk. I moved a few things around, searching, and finally found what I was looking for. I held up his phone and clicked the button, ready to find out what he was hiding and...

it was locked.

Damnit, I should have known it would have been locked.

I heard the doorknob rattle and I hurriedly placed his phone back where it was, floating away from his desk. I laid on the floor next to his bed, dropping down, and stopped floating. I can't sleep floating, sadly. It would be like trying to sleep while walking. Unless you're a sleepwalker, of course, you can't really do that.

He came out of the bathroom and stepped over me to get to his bed. I floated over to the light and turned it off before floating back to my spot on the floor. I didn't mind sleeping on the floor since I can't feel it anyway.

"Hey, Y/n? If you don't need sleep, why do you always sleep when I do?" he asked, turning and facing the wall.

"It's really boring to just sit here at night and do nothing for hours. I've already read every book in your house unless you got any new ones since you first were able to hear me. It was less boring after you could hear me, at least, so I didn't read anything since then."

He chuckled faintly and I smiled. The room was much darker by now and the only thing I could really make out was the bright colors of Shoto's hair.

"Good night, Sho," I whispered after a while of silence. I was meant with the sound of deeper, steady breathing. I got up and floated out, passing easily through the door and hovering over the floor as I glided across it.

I managed to track down an extra blanket and I brought it back up to his room, laying it on top of Sho's sleeping figure. After making sure he was asleep, I carefully lifted the corner of the blankets and snuggled in beside him, hoping he would be too tired to notice. Since I was dead, my skin was naturally cold so I gave him another blanket so my body heat (body chill?) didn't make him cold, too.

"Good night," I repeated quietly, smiling a bit before finally allowing myself to drift off.

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