I mentioned in a post that I’d talk about a head canon of mine. And I just. I didn’t realize I had it until I spoke about it and then I just.. GOSH MY HEART BEAT KEEPS FLUTTERING!
So here goes..
When Eren promises to continue wrapping his scarf around Mikasa.. he seriously meant it.
Both metaphorically and literally.
This is my head-canon:
Anytime Eren notices that Mikasa has yet to put her scarf on, he grabs it and wraps it around her just as he did when he was a kid. This makes him laugh because only now does he realize how silly she looks. But he loves it because her reaction is always the look of surprise. Since it’s rare that he gets the chance every day, but he still takes any opportunity presented. No matter what, it throws Mikasa off guard and makes her think back to that first exact moment he did that. The warm feeling she felt, the sense of safety and the idea of going home washes over her like warm gentle waves that Armin always talks about. She can’t help the smile that creeps up onto her lips, the reminiscing twinkle in her eye, the rose colored blush that covers her cheeks and up to the tip of her nose.
Eren sees it all in that one moment and he can’t wait to do it again..
I don’t recall if this has been talked about before but.. I just gave myself extreme feels thinking about Eren staring at Mikasa’s upper cheek where, during his titan form, he hurt her.
And I can’t help but think that he mentally destroys himself because when they were young he was there to save her. And when he felt that he had to help save humanity, he ended up hurting someone who means so much to him.
This is where Chap 50 comes in. That scene fortified their relationship.
And now, he no longer destroys himself mentally over having made a mistake under an uncontrollable situation. He probably still beats himself up a bit and without realizing he tenderly brushes his fingers against her cheek whenever they’re talking. Before gently flicking her hair saying she needs to get a trim again as an excuse for having touched her.