A/N: Yeah, I think I should just stick with reading instead of writing… forgive my crappy writing…
Oh, and before I forget… some dialogue said by the end doesn’t belong to me.. they are said by Petra’s father in the English Dub. c:
It was long after night when Petra completed her duties at the Special Operations Squad Headquarters and commenced her rendezvous with Levi. She had taken time to brush her ginger hair neatly, trying her best not to mess it up. And she had done what she could with her clothes, wearing the dress her father had sent to her recently. Levi had said he’d be waiting outside their meeting place, but she found him standing against the wall of her house instead, looking closely at the street with great concentration. The short man looked up at her as he saw her draw nearer, tugging his Survey Corps jacket straight and fixing his green cloak.
"How long have you been waiting for me, Heichou?" Petra asked. Her heart gave another beat as he began walking to meet her.
"Not too long," Levi said, one region of his mouth turning up. "I wouldn’t want to wait more longer though."
Petra was confused for a moment, not entirely believing he came. Delight stole up in her, making her smile before she knew it was happening. “Heichou, where will you be taking me?”
He raised his eyebrow. “Call me Levi. Is not like we are on duty, and besides we are familiar with each other.” He took a deep breath before turning to look at her. “Honestly, I don’t have any place in mind, but we could walk.”
Petra smiled at his response. “I would love that, Levi.”
It was on the tip of her tongue to say she would follow him anywhere he wanted to go, but she simply nodded and gave a short response. Despite being Captain and subordinate, they also had their share of kisses. Both had agreed to take things smoothly, but already she was racing ahead.
Levi took her arm and began heading her way. Obviously, he wasn’t as sastified wandering the town at night as he disliked the way people stared at them. He walked stoically down the streets, but his gaze never stopped scanning their surroundings. Petra tightened her grip on his arm, he was warm and she found herself walking as close to him as she possibly could. She really missed having his company even if they’ve been in a relationship for two years.
"You said you wanted to tell me something important, Levi," she blurted out.
"Yes," he said.
"I can’t help but wonder. "
"You’ll know in time."
She smiled at his comment and turned to stare at him. “Where are we going?” she asked, a little cautiously.
"Definitely not to some place from this town," he said dryly. "Are you up for a journey?"
Petra glanced at him and gave him a hard look. “Levi, are you sure where you’re taking me?”
"Yes." Levi’s face was a couple centimeters apart from hers, she felt his hot breath. "I was thinking of some place where no one could interfere."
"Oh, and where is that, Levi?" she asked.
He flashed a grin. “I thought I said to wait.” He wrapped his arms around her waist, giving her a chaste kiss before he released her.
Levi had stopped in a grassy area with numerous trees surrounding the place. He turned to face her, holding out his hand. “It’s a peaceful environment lacking the obnoxious voices of the people.”
Petra gave him another smile. “I like it.”
Petra looked around, finding everything inexplicably beautiful. On the other hand, Levi was thinking if it was the right time to tell her. Before he could back down, Petra interrupted his thoughts.
"Levi, what’s the occasion?" she asked. He gave Petra a look that he could only understand.
"Petra, before I tell you. You need to know that it took me time to think this through, but now I’m sure," he said.
Her smile was irrepressible before she agreed to meet up with Levi. She was no more than twenty-five, her skin still promising with extreme youth. “About what?” she asked, this time looking at him in the eye.
Levi approached her, catching Petra’s hand. “I need to ask you a question. This one is hard.”
His face was stern, his eyes focused on hers. Her fingers twitched under his hand, but he only grasped them tighter.
"You said you wanted to settle down and form a family. I want to make that happen."
"Wait, are you-" she was cut off by him.
"Let me finish."
"All right," she said.
"I want you to be my wife."
She took a deep breath, and then blurted it out. “Yes, I want to be your wife.”
His gaze softened. “I know this doesn’t make sense without a ring. I’ll get it for you eventually.”
Petra leaned more closer, with a smile never leaving her. “You don’t have to go through that. I’m fine with the effort you made, and becoming your wife is what counts.
He smirked at her response. In truth, they hadn’t spent any time together before the 57th Expedition because of preparations. She leaned closer and brushed her lips against his. “I love you, Levi.”
A month has passed, every soldier engaged their attention to the 57th Expedition. The mission failed, and many soldiers died by the hands of the Titans, and the Female Titan. The Survey Corps faced the anger of the townspeople, who always complained about their taxes. One man was waiting for someone so he could have a brief conversation about a certain matter. When he recognized the person, he approached him nervously.
"Excuse me, Captain Levi. Good evening, I’m Petra’s father, sir. Might I bend your ear before she sees us."
He takes out a letter from his pocket and holds it.
“I received this letter from her somewhat recently. Apparently, you hand-picked her yourself. She’s very excited, I can assure you. In fact, it sounds like she’s utterly devoted to you in every way. So devoted that well, to be honest, her mother and I are bit concerned you see. Now, I know that fathers can have trouble letting go, but still I can’t help but feel she’s far too young to be thinking about marriage. She has so much yet to experience before settling down.”
Those were the last words Levi heard from him. He planned to give her the ring that day, but now all he could do is stare at her room with same feelings before he met her. Cold, distant, and with no emotions whatsoever.