every little bit (helps the fire burn) - chapter 1 of 2 (krbk)
- PJO AU - Son of Aphrodite Bakugou + Son of Ares Kirishima - Very Bakugou-Growth Focused - 15k words - Rated T -
Summary: Katsuki has spent his whole life trying to prove himself by beating down everyone who doubts him, whether they think he’s weak or because his bullshit Goddess of a mom won’t stop flinging love interests his way. That was the plan for his sixth summer at Camp Half Blood - never show weakness, even if the new Ares kid with the unwavering smile isn’t deterred by his walls.
Honestly, it’s not going great.
Preview: Did Katsuki piss off one of the Gods personally to deserve this? He’s never met any of them, but if they’ve got kids, then he’s kicked their asses. Mom wouldn’t be above using her powers as cruel and unusual punishment if someone asked her to, either. It makes perfect sense, actually, when he thinks about it. In last week’s Capture the Flag game, he debuted a new battle plan that sent a record number of kids to the infirmary. He should’ve known the Gods would be petty enough to try and extract some cosmic revenge over that.
He’s running through the faces he punched to see if there’s any whose names or folks he bothered to learn - not many - when the table shakes in front of him.
“Mind if I sit here?” Kirishima says, and when Katsuki looks up, he meets him with that same shitty grin. He says that, but he’s already sitting at the place across from Katsuki. The worst part is, he can’t even say no - not like he’s got anywhere else to sit, if he hasn’t been claimed yet. Who could someone like him belong to, anyway. How would that even work.
…Maybe Apollo. Those guys are always annoyingly unaware of how annoying they are.
“So we can ask for anything, huh?” Under Katsuki’s calculating stare, Kirishima eyes his own empty plate, then Katsuki’s. “That looks really good. Can I try some?”
Katsuki douses his chicken in orange juice before sneaking it into the Aphrodite fire.
Note: I GENUINELY…got on one of the biggest writing kicks i’ve ever been on and rode it out for a month and came out with This. writing bkg’s entire life is something that can be so personal and i’m so so excited for where the second half is gonna take this story…but for now here’s the 15k word start!!
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