(in reference to this)
Omfg, I’m sorry!! It was so angsty and sad, wasn’t it?? Gahh, have a happier continuation of it!
Marco sighed to himself, thoughts heavily conflicted. A month had passed since Jean had worked up the courage to confess to him, shocking the poor Omega beyond belief. Jean was his best friend - had been ever since they were pups! Yet Jean was a Beta; how could he like Marco? How could he want to claim him? Didn’t he understand that Alphas were better matches to Omegas? And besides, Marco was an unusually large Omega. The Alphas in this pack were somewhat daunted by his size, not wanting a mate that towered over them. So wouldn’t Jean feel the same way? How could he want an Omega that was taller than him?
How could anyone want an Omega like that, for that matter?
Eren had turned him down. It had been a terribly crushing blow to Marco; he thought that the brunet Alpha was interested in him! They flirted enough! So after Jean confessed, Marco had rushed to Eren and admitted his own feelings. The Alpha had been so awkward and apologetic, trying his hardest not to hurt Marco when he said no. Yet it still hurt. Eren was just another Alpha that was not interested in taking Marco for a mate.
There had to be someone else out there! Some Alpha that was larger than him, that wasn’t daunted by the thought of bonding him! Yet not in this pack, where Marco wanted to stay. Mike and Erwin already had mates and they were the largest Alphas in this pack. There was Reiner but Marco had never been hugely attracted to him …
Why did this have to be so hard? He just wanted an Alpha!
Or at least, he had.
Ever since he confessed, Jean had been working hard to prove himself to Marco. He brought the Omega freshly killed prey almost every day - prey of the finest quality. He stitched clothes together and gifted them to him - terribly stitched clothes, in all honesty but Marco never told him that. He challenged other Alphas to fights whenever Marco was around. More often than not, Jean got his ass handed to him. Yet he never submitted to the Alphas he fought, only ceding the fight when he was knocked unconscious or was too injured to stand up again. His eyes always burned with defiance, a fierce resilience that declared he would never back down, no matter the cost!
That resilience sparked something inside Marco, something unexpected.
Little by little, the Beta had been chipping away at Marco’s resolve. He was given the chance to see Jean in a new light, an unexpected light. And now he was faced with the unavoidable truth: Jean had matured into a powerful and respectable Beta, capable of caring for himself and with a good head on his shoulders that he often used for the benefit of others. He contributed as much as he could to pack debates, using his voice and influence as best he could.
It shocked Marco almost as much as Jean’s confession, but he had been utterly swept off his feet by a mere Beta.
Marco barely wanted to acknowledge his feelings. Jean was a Beta; how could a Beta care for him during his heat? But everything he had seen from Jean simply proved that no matter what it took, Jean would achieve the impossible. And so Marco found himself standing and walking, searching for Jean.
He found him sitting by Eren, scowling at the Alpha as they ate lunch. Jean lowered his food as Marco approached, surprise in his eyes. Marco had rarely approached him of his own volition ever since the confession. Now, trapped by Jean’s wide-eyed stare and Eren’s mildly curious one, the Omega knew what he had to do.
“Fight Eren,” he said and Jean’s eyebrows quirked in confusion. “If you can defeat him, I’ll accept you as my mate.”
It took barely a heartbeat for Jean to respond. He surged to his feet, snarls tearing from his throat as he confronted Eren and challenged him. The Alpha was surprised but accepted the challenge head-on, lunging into the battle with no holds barred.
The ground shook as they collided. A smile spread across Marco’s face as he watched the fight. They were both giving it their all. Yet even so, he knew who would be the victor. And it excited him far more than he ever thought possible!