Izuku hasn't slept that night.
It's early in the morning -- the sky is colored with purple as the sun begins to rise. Izuku's breath fogs in the air before him, and he shudders as a chill runs through his pelt. Unlike his old group, there's not a lot to distract Izuku when he's kept up late at night, haunted my memories and 'what ifs'. There's no -- library, or just ... anything.
All Izuku is left with is old books and herbs and crafts. The books in question are textbooks -- herbs and medicine or training. It's all rather informative, but Izuku's almost done with them. He's already restocked his medicine stock, too -- Izuku doesn't claim to be anything but a field medic, though, and he doesn't have a major need for his medicine anymore.
Either way, it's the lack of entertainment that drives Izuku out of Snowbound territory. He's not far
from the territory, of course -- with how little he knew about the territory and the surroundings, he can't afford to get lost. The frosted grass gives away with a soft crunch under his paws, and Izuku ruffles his feathers with a sigh as he stops in place. He can't just -- keep walking in circles. He'd go positively mad if he did so, especially with the way his head was spinning and he can't focus.
He's tired, and he's stressed, and he really can't help but miss Todoroki. The bicolored feline had been Izuku's last connection to home, especially with how his quirk had been acting up lately. And then just one wrong turn,
and Izuku is suddenly unable to track him. It's just -- so, so stressful."Bet I'm the only one who would have had so many problems,"
Izuku murmurs, grimacing as he thinks back to his classmates. He isn't coping.
And even more than that, the many little scratches and scars on his legs and arms told him that much
-- who's idea was it to let him have sharp things on his paws? Not to mention, something had fundamentally changed about the way he viewed and interacted with the world around him. But -- this is besides the point. The point
is that literally any of his classmates would have fared better than Izuku
has been. Todoroki definitely had been, at least in that regard. Then again, Todoroki re-grew up with a generally caring family up until the fire. and had probably been happier than he had been as a human. Meanwhile, Izuku just woke up in a pool of his own blood on his own. That -- probably changed things to at least some extent.