Touya Todoroki


I am given the name
Todoroki--
It is mine, and yet not.

If a name is a construct, 'Touya' was fashioned
For the father.
If a name is a construct, 'Dabi' is one
That I built myself, spoke into existence myself,
Wrote for myself, defined for myself,
Even if it turns into:

Noun: villain
Adjective: cruel
Verb: cremate, cleanse, kill
In the fiery crucible of my vindictive palm;

Even if my furious handwriting,
Leaves wounds on the page
At the very least, I am authoring it myself.

My name was Touya,
And it is Dabi now.

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