He didn't really seem to know how to hold your hand, you recalled, thinking of when you and Shoto had first begun dating. He always seemed so nervous, holding your hand as if it were fragile glass that would break if he held it too tightly. As if he was afraid to hold your hand.
Until he met you at U.A., Todoroki Shoto had lived a life devoid of affection or physical contact. After falling hopelessly in love with you during the hero course, he had confessed. Returning his feelings, you had happily accepted, signaling the start of a beautiful relationship that would not be without its trials.
Expressing his love through physical contact proved difficult for Shoto. Hugs were short and stiff, hand-holding was awkward, and kisses were nonexistent. When Shoto had told you how upset he was with himself for not being able to comfortably perform such simple acts of affection, you