AN: SO… THE INSPIRATION FOR CAME FROM A MOMENT LONG BACK. MY FRIENDS AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW I ALWAYS GET ALONG WITH TRANSFER STUDENTS, AND THEN I SAID THAT'S JUST BECAUSE OF SIMILAR HOBBIES.
AND THEN JUST TODAY, I THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
Pony Tsunotori. That American transfer student from 1-B
NOW, WHAT DOES MIDORIYA HAVE IN COMMON WITH HER?
READ AND FIND OUT.
(THANKS TO MY BETA, TOONY, FOR EDITING THIS CHAPTER. HE DID A GREAT JOB.)
PS. OH YEAH, NON-ENGLISH SPEECH WILL BE IN BOLD TEXT.
It was a hard being at a school where you could barely speak the language that everyone else did.
But that was pretty much every day of Pony Tsunotori's life right now. And sadly, the only one who did speak her language made her unknowingly say rude things to her peers *cough* Monoma *cough*.
It wasn't that she couldn't understand them, she could understand them fine, not perfectly, but good enough. Her Japanese was also fine, but with her broken Japanese and the heavy American accent of hers, she constantly got weird looks from people.
Ah yes, her broken Englipanese.
Some would say it was broken English should the person speaking be Japanese.
But Pony Tsunotori was American.
So broken Japanese it was.
Was it more appropriate to call it mixed Japanese?
Some of you might wonder and ask, why did she go all the way to Japan to be a hero? Why U.A. of all places?
Well, that's because she wanted to go to the same school her idol, All Might, graduated from.
"It's okay, I can do this!" Pony said to herself. As she wandered around Musutafu.
Whenever she was by herself, she would speak in her native tongue and translate what she was saying word for word to Japanese.
Only by herself though... she felt embarrassed to do it with anyone around.
She then took out a dictionary.
"Alri- oof!" She bumped into someone.
A certain green haired someone.
Pony Tsunotori, shocked out of her internal conversation, failed to keep her footing after bumping into the taller boy. She let out a yelp as she fell to the ground, and before she could stop herself she blurted out,
"Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry!"
In English, she regretted it immediately after and slammed her hand over her mouth but...
The deed was done.
She thought about everyone looking at her funny, all of those seemingly evil glares drilling into her soul. She looked around afraid of people's reactions.
Thankfully there weren't many people in the vicinity. With it being around three in the afternoon, she'd expect more people. But she wasn't going to look a gift horse in the mouth.
"H-H-Hey, are you okay?" The bushy-haired boy asked her in English as he offered her a hand.
Tsnotori stood up quickly as she clasped the hand and stared at him in shock.
"Y-You can speak English!?" She exclaimed with wide eyes.
The boy seemed to blush from her reaction and the sudden physical contact.
"Y-Y-Yes. O-Only a little though..." The boy managed to say.
Pony Tsunotori pumped her fist in the air enthusiastically.
Yes! Someone who could speak to me freely!
Then she got a good look at his face.
'Wait, I recognize this guy…' Tsunotori then snapped her fingers. "Midora Izuku, right?"
Midoriya scratched the back of his head. "It's actually Midoriya, Miss Tsunotori."
"O-Oh, I'm sorry." She said. "Wait, you remember me?"
He nodded. "O-Of course! I may not know everyone in class 1B personally, but I make an effort to remember them." He told her. "Monoma… I guess 'introduced' you to us after all."
Tsunotori shuffled in her position. "O-Oh, I see. Sorry for saying those things to you. I didn't know what they meant when Monoma asked me to say it."
"It's alright. No harm done." Izuku went behind her to pick up a crumpled burger wrapper. He sighed "I guess these things happen."
She looked on as she saw Izuku throw the wrapper she knew still had food in it.
But now he couldn't eat it.
All because of her carelessness.
She had to make it up to him...
Steeling herself, she grabbed Izuku's hand. "I'm so sorry, I made you drop that! You know what, I'm buying you another one Midoriya!"
He blushed as he was practically dragged across the street, by a girl no less. "Miss Ts-Ts-Tsunotori!"
She shook her head. "Please, I insist!"
"Okay but we're going the wrong way!"
She stopped dead in her tracks. She felt so embarrassed that she hid her face. "Oh my gosh, my gosh. That was so embarrassing!"
Izuku looked at her and chuckled. "Come on, I'll lead the way since you really want to."
Tsunotori smiled at him. "Don't act like it's against your will."
"W-W-Well, I-It's- Ah…. Umm…."
She only chuckled at his expense as he tried to explain himself.
"Alright, alright. I get it." She said as she offered her hand to Midoriya. "Lead the way Midoriya."
The green-haired boy nodded.
"Yeah, let's go Miss Tsunotori-"
"Please don't call me that Midoriya, call me Pony. In America we say first names anyways.
Izuku blushed as the culture shock got to him, "Nononononono I can't do that Miss Tsunotori! That would be too embarrassing and disrespectful."
Tsunotori sighed. "Ok, but at least drop the Miss. It makes me feel as old as Midnight…"
That got a chuckle out of Izuku, "Okay, Tsunotori, let's go then."
"So, how'd you come across English?"
Tsunotori went and bought Midoriya and herself a burger to eat they sat down on a bench in a nearby park to eat and chat.
Izuku swallowed a piece of his food. "Well… promise not to laugh."
She smirked. "Nope."
Izuku would have never imagined the transfer student to act like this, it was surprising, but not unpleasant to see.
"A-Alright then." Izuku went on anyway. "I-I'm a really big fan of All Might."
Tsnotori smiled at that. "Who isn't?!"
Izuku laughed. "Yeah. Anyways, All Might's moves are always in English, and he sometimes speaks it too." He admitted. "So… it started from watching All Might's fights, to his skillset, and then later on I got lessons from the internet to understand it better."
Izuku scratched the back of his head. "No professional tutor or anything, just purely by… uhmm…." He thought of something to call it.
"Being an otaku."
Izuku nodded. "Y-Yeah. Being an otak-" His eyes widened in realization.
"H-Hey! How did you even learn that word anyways?" He asked.
The American girl giggled. "I hear it all the time over in America. Most take it as a compliment."
Izuku shook his head. "I'm n-n-not an ota-"
"How much All Might merchandise do you own?"
"…" Izuku fell silent.
Pony laughed. "Sorry, sorry, your reactions are just too cute."
Midoriya stared at her with a blush erupting all over his body. "Eh?"
Pony suddenly matched his shade in red, trying to hide her face deep within her dictionary. Why did I say that!?
Izuku stared blankly, unknowing of what to say.
Maybe I didn't hear her right? Yeah. That must be it.
He took a shaky bite out of his burger, not knowing what to say, he then noticed the object that Pony was using to hide her face.
Pony let her dictionary drop a little from her face. "Huh?"
"You're still trying to learn Japanese?" Izuku inquired.
Pony set the dictionary down and opened several pages. "Hm? Yeah I still have trouble pronouncing stuff."
Midoriya took his last bite. "I was like that first when I was learning English." He told her. "I kept getting tongue-tied when it came to the words with the letters R or L."
Pony nodded. "Ahh, because there isn't an L in the Japanese alphabet right?"
"It's somewhat an in-between in the phonetic alphabet, but that's the gist of it." Izuku told her.
"That's so weird to me." Pony said as she took a bite of out her burger. She turned the page looking for new words.
Midoriya had an idea. "If you want I can help you learn."
What followed that was what could only be described as an awkward silence,
Pony Tsunotori suddenly snapped her head to face Izuku so fast you could hear a couple neck cracks.
Was he serious!?
Midoriya blushed in embarrassment and waved his hands in front of him. "I-I-If you don't want to then it's fine! I-It was just a s-suggestion!"
Pony dropped her dictionary and clasped izuku's hands in her own. "No! I mean- Yes! I mean… Ah I-". Pony shook her head. "I would love to have you teach me!"
Midoriya smiled and nodded. "Me too." He said as he threw his burger wrapper into the trash can near them. "But learning a language isn't going to take just a day, it'll take several, probably even months. Is that alright with you?"
"Absolutely!" Pony nodded.
Izuku nodded and smiled softly. "Alright then." He said. "So, when do we start?"
He was thinking maybe week by week, starting tomorrow. But it was up to whatever Tsnotori wanted. He thought about every time-slot there could be…
"Today. Now. Here."
Izuku's eyes widened in surprise. "T-Today? Now? Here?"
"Yes!" Pony said as she offered her dictionary. "Then tomorrow, then the day after that, and so on so forth."
He didn't expect it to be every day!
"It's still afternoon. Do you have anything to do?"
"Then please, take the time and teach me." Pony pleaded. "I-I really want to connect to other people. To speak the language they say, to laugh along with my friends, my classmates. I can't stand hearing things I can't understand. I don't like the looks of pity I get when they realize I can't understand what they say. I don't want to be taken care of like a princess whenever I say something!" She exclaimed him. "My accent as well! I'm sick of everyone treating and looking at me differently!"
She gripped her dictionary tightly and closed her eyes. "I really need your help!"
Izuku's eyes widened in realization.
He never knew how being unable to understand and be understood by others was, he learned English. He learned English to understand references from All Might, Present Mic, and other heroes who spoke English.
The girl in front of him was the classic fish out of water trope. She just didn't want to be isolated and alone anymore.
And he knew better than anyone what being alone was like.
He put on a fearless grin emulating his idol. "Fear not, Tsunotori!" He pumped his fist out. "Why? Because I am here… to teach you Japanese! We shall get started right away." Midoriya started to speak in a deeper voice.
"You'll learn Japanese before you know it! With the 'Learn Japanese: The Japanese Vocabulary and Grammar Dream Plan'!"
He blushed in embarrassment.
"S-S-Sorry, It's an inside joke..." He scratched the back of his head nervously.
The day had passed, and Tsunotori had gained a little bit of information. She had a better grasp on the basics of Japanese.
But it was only the beginning.
"Same time same place Tsunotori?"
"Actually... how about we meet up at the local library?" She suggested.
Izuku raised an eyebrow. "The library?"
She nodded. "It's just… in front of all these people is a bit embarrassing." She told him, rubbing her shoulder.
Izuku chuckled. "A-Alright then."
"We meet up here and go to the library." Pony told him. "I guess this is the start."
"Yes. Yes it is."
The first of many.
- Day 2 -
Pony Tsunotori and Izuku Midoriya were now in a library.
The library was what you would expect in any other really. With some tables, bookshelves, and of course, a whole bunch of books.
Right now, Pony and Izuku were seated in one of the library tables. With Izuku next to a couple of next to him. They began their session as soon as they got to the library.
"So you can speak little Japanese, right?" Izuku inquired.
She nodded. "Yes." Pony said in Japanese.
"We didn't really do much yesterday, so right now, give me what you got." Izuku said. "Speak as naturally as possible in Japanese, then I'll point out your mistakes, grammatical errors, the things you did right."
Pony nodded and began speaking in Japanese as naturally as she could.
"I had a wonderful start to the day today! Although our time together was very short, I was very excited about our session today! Really! Now, let's start with…"
Pony kept on talking in Japanese as naturally as she could, her accent remaining consistent in every syllable, a few English words slipped in, but Izuku didn't seem to mind.
As soon as she finished, she saw Izuku had just finished jotting down notes on some paper before he faced her.
He smiled. "Not bad. The grammar is fine, nothing wrong with that, but you're using words that may have a substitute that better suits the situation." Midoriya gave him his paper. "With words like 'Very short' could be substituted for 'brief'. And 'very excited' for 'ecstatic'."
She looked down slightly with the critiques.
"But, that's what I'm here for." Izuku said trying to cheer her up. "And I'm not leaving till you can speak Japanese fluently."
Pony nodded excitedly.
"Thank you very much!
It had been past two weeks since then, and Pony was getting better and better. She could now speak coherent sentences slowly, her speech structure still had a bit of work to go, but it was overall going great.
And once again they found themselves in the library to start their new session.
Midoriya nodded. "Good morning, Tsunotori-san." He said in Japanese, testing her ability to respond to him.
Lately he would do this to throw her off and test her reflexes, sometimes she slipped up and answered in English, other times she answered in Japanese.
Pony smirked. "Good morning, Midoriya."
"You're reactions are improving." Izuku said with a smile. "That's great!"
Pony smiled at the compliment, she had been trying her best ever since she started. "Thanks!" She said. "Now, what will we be doing today?"
"What we will be doing today…" Izuku paused for suspense. "Tongue-twisters!"
"Tongue…twisters?" She repeated.
Izuku nodded. "Yes. Tongue-twisters." He pulled out his notebook. "I'm having you do tongue twisters to avoid the chances of you stuttering or maybe even slipping during conversation. Plus, it also helps you talk as fast as it is fluent."
Pony seemed to understand. "I see, alright then! Hit me!" She said, before realizing what she had just said.
Or more specifically, what she had said in Japanese.
"SHH!" The librarian told her.
Pony mumbled a quiet apology and looked around their perimeter.
All around her were people giving her confused looks. She couldn't tell what they were thinking.
Oh who was she kidding, they knew exactly what they thought about her.
"Is she a masochist?"
"And in a library too."
"Guess it's true what they say about American girls."
"You do realize you just stereotyped an entire country right?"
Pony turned red in embarrassment and hid her face, trying to hide her frustration with herself.
Izuku saw her predicament. "It's ok Tsunotori, don't pay attention to what they say, all you have to do is pay attention to me and our lesson and forget about everyone around us. Besides although the phrasing was wrong that was good Japanese!" Izuku consoled her and softly took her hands off of her face revealing the blushing mess that was his pupil. Though she was blushing for a different reason now. Not that the dense green bean would ever notice.
"Jugemu Jugemu Gokō-no surikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kuunerutokoro-ni Sumutokoro Yaburakōji-no burakōji Paipopaipo Paipo-no-shūringan Shūringan-no Gūrindai Gūrindai-no Ponpokopī-no Ponpokonā-no Chōkyūmei-no Chōsuke." Izuku said in one take.
Pony tilted her head. "…Huh?"
He chuckled. "Just kidding, here's your tongue-twister." He cleared his throat. "First, say this in English; Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie."
"Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie." She repeated in English a few times to get it down.
He nodded. "Now in Japanese. Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie."
"Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagin- bleeh." She stuttered.
"Yeah, it's not so easy." Izuku chuckled. "But we'll keep trying."
Pony smiled at Izuku.
"I'll do my best!"
And before she knew it, a month and a half had passed since she first ran into Izuku. Since then, she had her grammar and accent up to snuff. He had been a really good teacher. Taking it slow and being very patient whenever she got frustrated at herself or she kept getting something wrong. He never showed any signs that he was frustrated at her.
And as she looked at her surroundings, she spotted Izuku jogging and waving as he approached her.
The park that they frequented to had become important for the both of them. It was, after all, where their bond was formed.
"Hey, Tsunotori." Izuku greeted her.
After a while they were finally comfortable with each others company, and she was eternally thankful for it.
Pony waved. "Hey Midoriya!" She said. "What are we doing today?"
Izuku scratched the back of his head. "Well, the thing is… you're done!" He congratulated her.
Her eyes went wide. "W-What?"
"I have nothing else I can teach you Tsunotori, congratulations!" He said. "But… I didn't want the day to go to waste so… I thought maybe we should go and celebrate!"
That's right, before she knew it, before she even realized it, she got a great grasp on Japanese. Her accent was less noticeable, she barely stuttered, and she could hold decent conversations now!
She had finally completed her lessons, she knew Japanese now.
It was what she always wanted.
Why did she feel… sad?
Pony shook her head, dismissing the thought.
"So, um… where do you want to go?" Izuku inquired.
The girl in question only patted the open seat next to her.
"Here?" Izuku looked around. "Alright then."
The park was where they decided to actually hang out for the first time!
No lessons, no one teaching anyone.
Just hanging out.
And it was Pony's celebration. So if she wanted to hang out here, then it was fine.
Izuku sat down. He saw Pony looking up at the sky.
"It took you a month and a half to learn Japanese. You learned Japanese way faster than I did English." He told her. "Great job Tsunotori."
She chuckled. "Please. I couldn't do it without you. Thank you for that."
Izuku blushed in embarrassment. "Wait, I'm sorry this took me a month and a half to ask but... why me?"
"Why me? Out of all people? I'm not even in class 1-B." He asked. "You could've asked Itsuka or anyone else in your class for that matter.."
It had bugged him, but he forgot to ask every time.
Pony chuckled. "Oh that? Well, safe to say, they wouldn't treat me like you do."
"What do you mean?"
"Treat me like this." Pony told him. But she knew he was still confused. "Big sis Itsuka is just that. The big sister to all of us. I know she would be more than happy to teach me, and she can speak decent English, not as good as yours, but it's decent."
Izuku nodded. "So I can speak English better, that's why?"
Pony immediately shook her head. "No!" She exclaimed. "I mean, no, that's not the only reason." She told him.
"Big Sis would treat me like a baby, delicate and fragile. She'd keep looking at me in understanding every time I have trouble speaking in Japanese." She said. "I don't want to be treated that way. I'm an adult!"
"Tsunotori, you're 16."
She coughed. "Either way, I'm not a child..."
"Anyways, I can get help with my classmates, but they can't understand me as well as you can." She said. "And you didn't just understand how I talk, you understood my problems, being patient with me and helping me with every single step and never missing a beat. You picked me up when I stumbled but never outright told me the answer so I could actually learn instead of memorizing everything superficially as I was doing before."
"I admit, for the first few days, I doubted you. I thought about getting a professional instead." She admitted. "But…"
Izuku raised an eyebrow.
"But I… began looking forward to these sessions the more I went. I wasn't as anxious because I knew you would be there." She told him as she grabbed his hands.
" I began looking forward to this every day. Because every day I get to see yo-" She lit up like fire.
Why was she going to say she liked seeing him!?
It almost slipped out?!
She felt as if she had just dodged a bullet.
"Never mind that." She dismissed as Izuku nodded. "I guess… I chose you because you knew the best way to help me for my sake."
Izuku scratched his cheek that was growing red with all of the praise he wasn't used to. "Ehehe... I didn't even do much… I just helped you help yourself, you are a great student."
She chuckled with a small blush. "That's a different level of humble there Midoriya." She said. "Most take a month and a half with 10 hours of learning to learn a language. It's because of you that I learned so quick."
She looked as Izuku flushed and waved his hand in front of him. Clearly approaching his limit of how much he praise he could take.
But Pony's expression became somber.
Izuku noticed this and immediately became concerned. "What's wrong?"
"It's just that…" She had trouble getting it out. "Now that we finished my sessions, I… I guess we can't keep seeing each other anymore. We can't hang out anymore."
These learning sessions with Izuku were what motivated her in a way, it was always something nice to look forward to. Something to sort of… rely on.
With him, they never was a dull moment.
Of course there were silent times… but it was a comfortable silence
His jokes and general personality brighten up the mood every time.
He surprisingly had a lot of charisma for someone who seemed so jumpy and introverted.
But now Pony couldn't experience it anymore, it was over...
At least, that's what she thought.
Pony turned towards Izuku. "H-Huh?"
"That's ridiculous. Who says we can't hang out just for fun?" Izuku told her. "I'm your friend Tsunotori. And It'll be that way for a long time."
"At least I hope so, I don't want to impose I'm sorry if that seemed to forward but I really like hanging out with you it's really fun and this time is really nice for m-"
His muttering spree was interrupted by Pony's megawatt smile., it confirmed that they were indeed friends..
"If you want to hang out, just give me a call. This isn't over unless you want it to be over, Tsunotori."
"Right!" She somehow managed to brighten up her smile even more.
How could I have been so stupid?
We don't need a reason to hang out, All I have to ask to…
Be with him...
Those last few words made the American girl realize something.
She wasn't entirely sure what she was feeling towards the green bean she now called a friend.
But there was one thing she knew.
She wanted to make more memories, moments, experiences with Izuku Midoriya.
She steeled herself, kept her head down, and stood up.
Izuku stood up as well. "T-T-Tsunotori? You okay?"
She turned towards Izuku. "..ki." She could barely be heard under the wind.
He raised an eyebrow. "I'm sorry could you speak up?"
She had her doubts, but she steeled herself.
There was only one thing to do right now.
She took a deep breath and prepared to let it out.
But a feather brushed past her nose and made her sneeze. But that didn't stop the words from leaving.
Pony's eyes widened as she rubbed her nose.
She hadn't meant to say that!
And just like a switch, her confidence wore off.
'Please tell me he didn't hear that! I swear I will die if he did!'
Izuku was still looking at her, confused.
"Tsuki– Moon?" He inquired. "Ah, yeah. The moon is visible even during the day, just have to look for it at the right place but what does that have to do with anything?"
Pony let out a sigh in relief. Before she straightened herself and quickly walked away. "Let's go!" She called out to him before she sped off.
The girl stopped in her tracks as she waited for Izuku to catch up. And as soon as he did, she told him something.
She turned around and put a finger against his lips. "Call me Pony. We're close enough to go by first name. We've known each other for a month and a half now, right Izuku?"
Izuku flushed. "B-B-Bu-"
"Nope. I will only respond to Pony from now on. So you have to call me that." She told him. Not taking no for an answer.
Realizing it was hopeless, Izuku sighed and smiled. "Alright then. Pony."
Her heart stopped.
"Say that again." She requested as she closed her eyes.
Izuku raised an eyebrow in confusion.
Weird thing to ask, but he did it anyways.
She turned red. "One more time."
"Pony." Izuku said. "Pony. Pony. Pony. Pony. Pony. Pony."
With each and every time Izuku said her name, Pony's heart skipped a beat, her face became so red it was practically a tomato.
She couldn't take much more, and so she did the only things she could once Izuku finished.
She once again sped off. This time though, she did it to hide her face.
"Catch up, slowpoke!" Pony teased even though she was still blushing.
And soon then Izuku caught up with her. Together, they laugh, told stories, did challenges, and just had fun.
Together, the fun each other had was doubled.
I'll tell you sometime, Izuku. But I don't think I can manage it now. I need to build more confidence. Pony walked beside Izuku and smiled.
And without Izuku noticing, she put her hand on her chest to feel her heart beating. She smiled, hints of a blush on her cheeks.
'And they say English is the only Universal Language.'
AN: FROM THIS POINT ON, NON-JAPANESE SPEECH WILL BE IN BOLD TEXT.
Izuku Midoriya was in U.A, sitting in his chair.. It was the morning after he and Pony had hung out. Needless to say he had fun and would no doubt be happy to do it again sometime.
"Hey Midoriya, want to work out later? Get some training in?" Ejiro asked him.
Denki went over to him. "Yeah bro! Are you occupied again later?"
The green-haired boy shook his head. "Actually, I'm free today."
"Whoo! Finally!" Rikido exclaimed.
"Yeah, my schedule's cleared up a bit." Izuku said.
"Oh yeah, what have you been up to Midoriya? Every afternoon for the past month and a half this has been going on." Shouto asked.
"Who the fuck cares?" Katsuki .
Tenya stepped in. "Midoriya-kun! It is important to have a break once in a while!"
But then, Mineta Minoru had an idea.
Mineta's eyes widened. "Could it be?! Midoriya you-! It's a girl isn't it!?"
This single sentence from the resident pervert spouted several reactions from a couple of girls.
Momo stood up. "M-M-Midoriya-kun! Is that true?!"
Ochako went near him. "D-Deku-kun…?"
Izuku stood up, wanting to defend himself. "L-L-Listen! It's not-"
"Um, excuse me. But, is Izuku Midoriya here?"
A voice from the door said.
Making way for said person, Izuku looked at the doorway and saw his pupil for the past month and a half.
"Izuku, how about we hang out every week?" Pony bashfully asked. "Is… Is that alright with you?"
Ah that's right.
They were friends. And he'd said he would hang out with here anytime she liked.
He also said he would like to do it again sometime.
"Same time, same place?"
She smiled. "You know me so well, Izuku." She waved at him as she started to close the door.
"See you, Pony!" Izuku cheerfully waved.
Pony nodded and closed the door.
A deafening silence filled the room.
The foreigner of class 1-B had just talked to Izuku...
And they were apparently on first-name basis.
That would have been impossible for two people who didn't interact much.
"I knew it! She was that girl you've been seeing!" Minoru pointed at him.
"I-I-It's true but I've just been helping her-"
Denki pat him on the back. "Nice job man!"
"Teach me your ways!" Rikido asked him.
"Midoriya-sensei! I'll be in your care!" Ejiro smirked.
Katsuki smirked. "Not too shabby, Deku."
Izuku then felt two ominous presences behind him.
He took the plunge and turned around.
To find Ochako and Yaoyorozu glaring at him like like a jury ready for a verdict..
"Explain yourself! NOW!"
The both said simultaneously.
"I-I-It's not what you think!"
Pony Tsunotori was feeling satisfied with herself as she leaned onto the door of 1-A.
She might have done that on purpose.
Not to embarrass Izuku, but to let others know that there was a new competitor in town.
A new challenger for the oblivious Izuku Midoriya's heart.
But right now, she wanted to focus on her studies and follow her dream. Her heart would be somewhere in between.
After all, she would let Izuku know, not through words, but through actions.
Actions speak louder than words after all.
And there was more than one Universal Language.
The language of the heart is all I need to let him know.
AN: WHOO! MY PROJECTS ARE ALL DONE AND NOW I JUST HAVE MY QUARTERLY EXAMS THIS MONDAY-TUESDAY! FREEDOM IS NOT SO FAR AWAY!
THIS JUST CAME IN MY MIND AFTER I FIRST SAW Pony Tsunotori. SO IT'S BEEN IN MY HEAD FOR QUITE A BIT OF TIME. I ONLY REMEMBERED IT AGAIN RECENTLY.
YES, I AM AWARE OF U.A'S TIME SCHEDULES, JUST CHANGED THEM UP A BIT.
ALSO, IZUKU LEARNING ENGLISH FROM BEING AN ALL-MIGHT FANBOY? COME ON, TELL ME IT'S NOT POSSIBLE.
PONY TSUNOTORI WAS A BIT HARD TO CHARACTERIZED SINCE I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER PERSONALITY. ALL I HAVE IS A 20 SECOND CLIP OF HER INTRODUCTION, THE KNOWLEDGE THAT SHE'S FROM AMERICA, SHE HAS DIFFICULTY SPEAKING IN JAPANESE, AND… THAT'S IT.
SPEAKING OF LANGUAGE. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GO TO SCHOOL WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING OR BEING UNDERSTOOD BY ANYONE IN THE ROOM.
IT'S BOUND TO HAPPEN IF YOU LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FIRST BEFORE YOU LEARN YOUR NATIVE COUNTRY LANGUAGE.
SIGNING OFF… ZacFF
And Toony ;) - The Ever Helpful Beta
PS. Ibara Shiozaki IS THE PUREST GIRL IN CLASS 1-B.