The Very First: Plus Ultra!

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#1 The Very First: Plus Ultra!

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Homura had spent the entirety of the summer in a state of perpetual disbelief. He remembered not registering the acceptance letter to UA for what it actually was for at least a week after he got it, even after all of the other kids at the orphanage and Ms. Mayuri had nearly exploded in enthusiasm and joy. When they went shopping for school supplies, he was in a daze, and for the entirety of summer, the idea that he was going to attend high school at the top national-level hero school in the country, nay, the world, still seemed like a far off dream. Even up to the night before, Homura couldn't help but question whether all of this was real.

No, it was the morning of, the warmth of summer's end still lingering in the air, that the realization began to crawl up into his mind like a benevolent parasite. It was waking up early to make sure he had time to eat breakfast, buttoning up the shirt and cinching the tie around his neck, the feeling of the jacket around his shoulders, that slowly awoke his skeptical heart to the reality before him. It was as if he was slowly awakening from a hibernation, as his eyes became brighter and brighter, his chest tight with anticipation. What was actually a nearly hour-long train ride breezed by and with a mixture of explosive excitement and frozen trepidation, he took his first steps down from the train station and saw the iconic four pillars of the building. It was still far off, but his eyes hungrily sought the massive landmark with each step that he drew closer to it. And before he knew it, he was standing in the walkway, the now much closer compound looming over him. It was breathtaking. It was incredible. And it was real. He was here. Most children saw schools as prisons, but Homura, the word UA brought to his heart was a much different one:

Freedom.

He was very fortunate he had been motivated by Ms. Mayuri to arrive with plenty of time to spare. His unintentional appreciation of the school and its landscape could have easily made him late if he hadn't heeded her advice. Though he was still walking, it was clearly evident that he was mesmerized by everything he saw. "There are... There are so many other kids here," he whispered to himself. He could only wonder if there might be others like him. He shook his head, trying to purge the thought. It was nonsensical, and it was dangerous, if the bullies from his previous school had taught him anything. Clearly, these kids all had parents at least, right? Still, hope remained. This wasn't that school. This was UA High School. This place had to be different. They had decided that he belonged here. Those other kids who had harassed him, those who hadn't made the cut... they didn't matter anymore. What mattered is that he had made it. He had endured all those things... and he was going to make sure to be a better hero because of them.

In his state of awe and grandeur, the young boy likely wasn't paying attention to what was in front of him as he should be. It wouldn't be impossible for him to accidentally bump into someone.
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#2 Re: The Very First: Plus Ultra!

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Generations of Kansai blood ran through his veins and all of it must have been boiling enough to make Hayate itch as he stepped off of the bullet train at Tokyo Station. A part of him still felt dirty- traitorous really for turning down the offer from Shiketsu Academy. He would be the first man in generations of the Nakajima family to leave Kansai and pursue a career in Tokyo. He made his way through the turn style as he typed his wrist to the gate- the IC enabled device letting out a small pip as the gate turned green announcing he could exit. He sighed to himself.

Suika? I guess that's the card they use here in Tokyo.

Making his way out of the station and out to a light he looked back the old red brick building that had served Tokyo for a century. It was the last of "old things" in his life, symbolic of sorts. Soon stopped at a crossing he watched the cars bustle by- mostly taxis. Okay, only taxis... and his eyes and mind drifted up to the sky around him. It was filled with tall shiny office buildings- each one of them bleeding "future" in aesthetics. It was a stark contrast to his hometown Kyoto. Tokyo and the UA dorms would be his home now...

Green.

He brushed the shoulders of his UA uniform as he proudly stepped forth into the crossing and made his way across the street. The sound of the crowds footsteps dwarfed by the constant clacking of his suitcase as the wheels hit every divot in the concrete. A few more blocks and he was on a different train that was supposed to go all the way until the UA gates. The train was packed. There was no way he could set, and no less make it on with such a large suitcase... and yet still he jammed in with everyone else, each in their own uniforms of sorts from the salaryman to schoolchildren.

He could tell a few eyes caught his UA uniform. Just wearing it out in public was almost like boasting- even though it was normal for Japanese students to wear their uniforms at all times. He pulled his hat down a little over his eyes. Before long he heard the announcement warn him not to forget anything when exiting the car and that they were soon arriving at UA ekimae. Collecting himself he bowed his head giving his best suimasen, orimasu! as he pushed his way out the crowd and out the train.

He climbed the stairs carrying his suitcase easily in one arm and exited, turning to the gates of UA, his eyes stuck on the ground... and when he finally looked up amazement rose over him. UA was the opposite of all he had known his life- even Shiketsu. Rather than tradition it seemed oddly foreign- no one would ever guess it was a school on first glimpse given its shiny glass, its imposing structure. The sight of it was a beacon of... hope.

Continuing forward with the crowd, his eyes fixed on the building, he nearly rolled right over another student who had stopped dead still interrupting the flow of traffic. Exercising his agility he tossed his suitcase up into the air over the other boy and rolled to the side, catching it in a flashy motion- his scarf flickering in the wind as he straightened himself out. Adjusting his cap he gave a dead stare at the other boy who had interrupted the flow of traffic.

In the best kansai attitude he could ever whip up he delivered a dead-pan sarcastic statement.

"It's really good for us all- you just stopping in the middle of the entrance."

He huffed- his sentence ending with the signature of the Kansai dialect, yan.

A girl to his right seemed to snicker a little, her and the others whispering.

"That's MASK! In the entrance exam he took third place... Shiketsu and UA fought over him."
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Somehow, Ageha had thought that being accepted to UA would be a huge boon for her. That it might make her feel... special? Better? In truth, it really didn't. She had been to normal schools and despite the imposing appearance of UA, the fact that it was still a school seemed to dull the awe that everyone else felt about it. The only difference between this and other schools was that here, she would learn to use her quirk for the sake of protecting others. Here, she would learn to be a hero... "Just another career honestly..." Ageha let out a small sigh as she continued to walk along the sidewalks of Tokyo's streets. Being that she actually lived in Tokyo, albeit a crummy part of the city, getting around wasn't so bad for her. It'd be a long walk for sure, about an hour at least, but she didn't have to take any trains... more like she couldn't afford any trains really. She was barely able to afford the standard uniform and such, and truth be told she hated wearing a skirt... At least she could wear her shorts underneath, and the school didn't seem fussed about her black gloves or leggings. Small victories.

Before she knew it though, she could see the top of UA over the other buildings in the area, the sun reflecting brilliantly off of the many glass panes that dotted the building. "Alright, let's do this." The girl said to herself with another small sigh, clearly still apprehensive about everything. As she walked up the sidewalk to the front gates of the schoolyard, she saw the strange interaction between two boys, both likely students as well. The more agile kid, tossing his suitcase and rolling around the one who seemed to be standing still in the middle of foot traffic, had some kind of haughty attitude about him. The shear amount of people that were moving around in the area were beginning to give her a headache, all those damn vibrations coming her way and overwhelming her, but she pushed through it towards the two and scoffed as she walked by both of them.

"Neither your actions nor your words seemed very necessary. I'd lose the 'tude if I were you, it'll make everyone's lives easier. Including yours."

And without another word or glance, Ageha would walk past the both of them towards the school's doors, making her way towards... wherever the hell they were supposed to be going?
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Ayumi was frankly quite nervous about starting school at UA. On the surface it appeared to be just a normal high school but for the next three years she would be surrounded by aspiring and pro heroes alike and given she was enrolling into general education rather than the hero department, given she had no desire to be a hero, some part of her wondered if she really deserved to be here as she stared up at the building ahead of her, not paying a great deal of attention to those around her, at least until she caught sight of the interaction between the two boys, one of whom was definitely local and the other... definitely not based on his accent, an accent that she would recognize from anywhere as it was shared by her own mother. This boy was from the Kansai region, which meant he was also far from home. She wondered why he would come here rather than going to school somewhere closer but then it really wasn't her place. For now there was a more important matter at hand.

"Now now, you two, let's not fight." she said, walking over towards the pair, a displeased frown on her face. "He's right that you should be more mindful of your surroundings." she spoke towards Homura for a moment before turning towards Hayate. "And you! There's no need to be so rude about it."

And with that she gave the pair a soft smile. "Anyways, we're all going to be stuck together for the next several years so let's get along, yeah? Fighting will just make things harder for everyone and well, I think it would be swell if we could all be friends. Now come on, we're gonna be late if this keeps up." she spoke with a bow before dashing off, making an effort to catch up with Ageha, letting out a sigh once she had caught up. "Boys will be boys I guess, no matter how old they get they act like such children."
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#5 Re: The Very First: Plus Ultra!

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There were years when the first day was one of Souta's favorites. Observing new students as they came to the school, several of them obviously inspired with some kind of awe that they were actually here, but some years he just hated it. There were always going to be arguments and altercations to break up, and he knew that would never fully stop. He was sitting on a bench not far from the entrance, an open book in hand as he read from it quietly. He wore his usual outfit, a pair of black pants and boots with his usual sleeveless shirt. As one boy stopped dead in front of the other, Souta's deep blue eyes lifted from the pages and watched the ensuing interaction. He contemplated if it was too early to step in, but then another girl did it for him. Not only that, but he watched another girl try to calm things down. It seemed like quite the confluence and silently wondered what kind of encounter would ensue. Would the louder boy take the chastisement in stride?

Souta didn't move from the bench, he watched them in silence without turning the page of his book. For the moment, he simply observed. Though it wasn't long before he cleared his throat loudly and said one simple sentence.

"Don't be late for your first day."
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Coming from such humble beginnings, Homura was admittedly a bit easy to impress. In hindsight, he should have been focusing more on where he was going, but it was simply impossible for him as he was now to not stare up in amazement at the building before him. It was more than just the most prestigious national level hero school. UA represented every hope and dream that he had for the future. While he wasn't religious, it wasn't unlike a spiritual experience for the otherwise simple and soft-spoken orphan, and Homura was, for a brief few moments, hopelessly stuck in its thrall.

That trance was very abruptly interrupted as a suitcase flew very close to his face, and Homura was unable to suppress the yelp of surprise that burst forth from his throat. His eyes following the errant package, the boy quickly traced it back to the hand that caught it and the person who it belonged to. Homura wasn't a coward, but he certainly had to acknowledge the fierce gaze that caught his eyes. Homura did his best to be perceptive, and while he had nothing from which to glean the man's name, the whispers of those around them identified his fellow student as Mask. Apparently he was big stuff or something? Homura didn't care about popularity, though he did feel mildly embarrassed that his sense of wonder had caused an altercation literally in the first sixty second he'd spent on the school grounds. Homura attempted to compose himself and apologize, not wanting what was merely a misunderstanding to garner him any needless adversaries. Before he could do that, however, there were others who interjected.

The first was a cold yet mysterious young lady with an equally chilly demeanor. He winced internally, knowing the brisk manner in which she addressed Mask was likely to cause conflict, something Homura was loathe to encourage. Even more than that, though, Homura found himself confused by her irritability. He wondered why, despite coming to a place as wonderful as this, she could be so morose. What was her story? Hopefully, he would know. Homura wouldn't have much time to contemplate this brief introduction, because he was put headlong into another one, one he was even less prepared for.

Having been a bit socially isolated in his previous school, Homura found himself inexplicably flustered when talking to girls, let alone one with such crystalline eyes, so breathtaking that they resembled fine jewels. Though he was hardly swooned, Homura could not help the slight tinge of rosy pink that came to his cheeks as he averted his gaze and bowed to Mask. "P-Please forgive my oversight," he offered. "I-I... It's just a little hard to believe that I'm actually here."

He looked back up at the pristine glass panels that lined the outside of the school. "I know it's probably the same for a lot of other people, but... I never expected to make it in. I guess I'm still processing it... all of this, really," Homura explained. He didn't want to bore people with his story, but he hoped that it might at least give an explanation for his behavior. The litany of emotions and thoughts going through his head couldn't really be put into words, at least not yet. He hoped, with time, he could. More than anything, he just wanted to make a good first impression on the very first day. "I hope we can put my mistake behind us and move forward," Homura humbly concluded, hoping Mask would be accepting of his offering of peace.

The words of another, clearly an adult and an instructor, broke the conversation between them. His long, fire red hair and his youthful appearance was deceptive. He looked like he could easily be a third-year student, were it not for the distinct lack of a uniform. However, it was less his physical traits and more the words that rang familiar in his ear. Ms. Mayuri had told him the same thing last night. His eyes widened in a panic. He was right! What was he doing getting his head in the clouds?! He had to get to homeroom! Making another quick bow to Mask, he looped around them and dashed toward the building. He had to get to classroom 1-A, stat. He wasn't about to let himself be late, social graces be damned.
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Tendou had begun to grow used to Tokyo now, he had visited the city several times throughout middle school for various tournaments, games and practice matches but it was different to actually live there. In a way it was nice to be out of the Miyagi prefecture and also to not be constantly travelling around and cramming multiple sports schedules into a hectic routine. Here in Tokyo and at UA especially he could actually blend in and relax a little. The standards were still high of course and he was pushed to further himself but the attention and pressure on him was greatly reduced. Returning for the second year of UA high school the athletic 16-year-old once again opted to live on campus, a short 5-10-minute walk from the school itself. It was far preferable to taking an hour and a half long train from his hometown in Sendai.

Over the winter the aspiring hero had grown about another inch, bringing him to a commanding presence of 5’10 inches tall and filling out his UA uniform quite well with his athletic build. He waited near the main doors, though sure not to actually block the way as he watched the arriving batch of students roll in for their first day. He wondered what the new first years would be like, as a 2nd year he might end up being tasked to mentor some of them or work alongside them on apprenticeships so he was curious if anyone would stand out.

One young man made a bit of a flashy entrance, rolling and catching his suitcase as another had stopped abruptly in front of him. They were close enough that he could overhear most of the ensuing conversation, noting a pair of girls that intervened as well as some others whispering about the one kid called Mask. The name was familiar, he had kept up with the scores of some of the top first years and this Mask kid was one of a handful that had beat his score from the previous year. Tendou hadn’t yet broken any kind of records or anything like that but he was considered a top 10 student at the school, at least now that the previous third years had graduated. He would have to work harder to increase his status to top of his class, currently sitting at about 4th in his year. For someone that was used to winning it was both frustrating and humbling to be among so many skilled quirk users. “Seems there’s some energetic first years” he commented to another second year that stood near him, as the two girls moved past him, and he gave them a brief glance. The taller one seemed quite blunt and borderline aggressive and the other much more friendly though it was the boys that captivated his curiosity. Specifically, ‘Mask’ though he wasn’t one to count out an underdog, often they had to work harder and had more fire in their eyes.

He had encountered many such competitors before. As the dozens of students continued to clamber inside, Tendou noted Meiyo Sensei sitting on a bench. Of all the teachers he was perhaps the one he looked up to the most as he taught close combat in P.E class. In that subject, Tendou was in fact top of his year without question though judging from the speed and agility of Mask he would have some competition, not to mention the now 3rd years of which a handful of them could certainly challenge him and even best him with use of their quirks and raw speed advantage. Certainly, it would be another challenging year at UA and perhaps even a fun one.
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And just like that other students had gone and put their nose into his altercation- if you could call it that. He was merely scolding another student in a constructive manner- for all their sake. The team was only as weak as it's weakest link after all. And here they were. The first girl who had scoffed and walked by... had an heir of someone who didn't wanna be here. He bit his lip- but then he couldn't hold it in anymore.

He hated those types. Types to cool to try- to cool to give it their all. If your blood wasn't red hot then you didn't have what it took to be a hero... He instantly swung round to face and follow her calling out.

"If it is such a pain to be here, you might lose your 'tude and just go home." he said sticking his tongue out at her. He was about to launch into a bloody tirade at her when suddenly another girl appeared. Her smile was incredibly soft... her eyes incredibly blue and her hair so perfect- each little curl or wave. Hayate's cheeks turned a rose red as he stammered. She took a neutral approach and scolded the other boy- and then called out to Hayate.

He was caught in her allure and forgot all about Ageha. Everything about her said one thing: future class representative. He stammered failing to find words for perhaps the first time in his loud-mouthed life- but before he could get anything out she bowed and went back to the first b@#$&. Hayate simply looked at the ground before patting Homura on the shoulder.

He had to somehow save his cool image. He couldn't let MASK's social life die here.

"Like that really weird old student on the bench said- we're gunna be late so. I guess I'll forgive you. Hayate. You're gunna be my mate."
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Ageha honestly hadn't been paying much attention to the boys after saying her piece, but then another girl came up next to her and spoke to her about the situation they had just walked past. Ageha shrugged at first, but then her eyes caught the vibrations of that boy talking back to her now. She could've turned around and got mad at him, but instead she felt a little prank was the better approach. As she looked at the girl next to her, she smirked for a moment before holding up her right hand and snapping her fingers. "Fight fire with fire, right?" Ageha's snap sent out a visible wave of force, not necessarily strong, but clearly directed for Hayate's feet. He'd either have to hop over it, or it'd make him stumble forward a little. Either way, Ageha would let out a small laugh, but her face would turn serious as an older man walked past her telling everyone not to be late.

"Y-yes sir." The girl sheepishly responded, assuming him to be at best a senior hero... and at worst a teacher. He didn't bust her for her quirk usage at least, but still... She shouldn't be so quick to make enemies this early in the school year. The girl next to her, Ayumi, was right about that. "You might have a point about y'know... Not being so rough to potential classmates. Kyofu, Ageha." Ageha would give her name with a small smile before nodding towards the older man who passed them by. "He's right. We should get going to class." Whether Ayumi followed or not, Ageha would start heading towards her home room... wherever that was.
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Ayumi hardly noticed the looks of affection that she was getting from the boys around her, Homura and Hayate included, as she was known to be fairly oblivious to those kinds of things much to the chagrin of those who had grown up with her, however she was very much not oblivious to the presence of a teacher calling them out.

"Senseeeiii, you should really get going as well. What good is it for us to go to class if there's no class to be had?" she called out with a smile and a wave, briefly turning in place as she did so, quickly turning back around in time to catch Ageha introducing herself. "Kiyato Ayumi. I really do hope we can all be friends, but I'm especially looking forward to getting to know another girl my own age." she responded with a smile.

"Though with all that said, if the first day is already this exciting and class hasn't even started yet, I really think this is going to be a fun year."
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