Title: A Difference of Perspective. Author: town_without_heart. Rating: T. Genre: Mystery. Status: In-Progress. Fandom: My Hero Academia. Pairings: None. Summary: Fifteen years ago, a boy disappeared. Ripples in the water, the butterfly flaps its wings, and everything changes. The notice is unremarkable, one face lost among a sea of lost faces. It is a yearbook photo of a young boy in his school uniform. His eyes are wide, shadowed by dark half-circles. His hair is green, wild and curly. He does not smile as he stares into the camera, and the somber expression makes him looks far older than his purported thirteen years. The text below the photo reads: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BOY? Link: Part One - The Disappearance of Midoriya Izuku. Part Two - The Reeducation of Midoriya Izuku. Supplemental - Case File #D13-Midoriya.Izuku. To be read after chapter six of Reeducation. I’ve been meaning to rec this fic. Warning: last update is October 2019. Hopefully the writer will return someday because this fic is gold. The summary is apt for this fic, but here's a few more details: Izuku saves Bakugou from the sludge villain and impresses All-Might, but All-Might by chance doesn’t see him again that day and the opportunity passes. Fifteen years later, Detective Tsukauchi stumbles on his cold case, as after that fateful day, Izuku was never seen again. Or so it seems. This fic’s second greatest achievement is Izuku himself. Quirkless, and one of the most competent Izuku’s I’ve seen in fanfiction. Incredibly smart, practical, and willing to go to extreme lengths to complete his goals, with no over-powered or self-indulgent bullshit. This fic’s great achievement is portraying Izuku’s competence when he is entirely off-screen. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that the fic is mostly the detective and his team following Izuku’s breadcrumbs left over a decade beforehand. Everything about Izuku is communicated by people who met him and their experiences with him. The only drawback that could cause immersion break is the speed in which the detective finds people who met Izuku, some entirely by coincidence. Also, a lot of the people Izuku met are canon characters, which feel a bit forced at times on how he meets them. However, it's all very compelling and it’s a crime this fic hasn’t been updated in months. Still one of my favorites. 5/5.