hopefully this is petra

one thing that bugs me on jtv? the complete lack of acknowledgement of what petra’s been through. petra is an abuse survivor. the one constant presence in her life is a mother who amongst other things has threatened her, belittled her, constantly gaslights her, all for her own selfish gains. struggles through post-partum depression. discovers she has a twin- who could have become the family petra so desperately needs who drugs her, assumes her identity and tries to screw her over. watches her husband who she really does love fall in love with another woman whilst said woman is carrying the child she wanted so much. not to mention being kidnapped, suffering a late term miscarriage and feeling inferior to jane. and like? there is barely any mention of petra’s past. the only thing they bring up are her mistakes- which yes are a lot, and yes she has done some terrible things, but geez. please let petra go to therapy!!!!! please let petra be happy!!!!!!

Levi and Petra

The chapter where we meet Levi introduces us to Petra as well. He entrusts her with several orders and later finds her assisting a dying man. 

Together she and Levi comfort the soldier. The dying man wasn’t the only person Petra comforted that day. Levi needed reassurance as well. He wanted to know that the soldier heard his parting words. Petra had no way of knowing for sure, but she wanted Levi to believe his words mattered. She told him, “Yes… I’m sure he did, sir. He looks like he’s sleeping peacefully.” 

Levi chose his special operation squad because “they lived through hell producing results all the way”. Petra had proven to him that she could make tough decisions in worst-case scenarios. He knew she was reliable. He knew she wouldn’t hesitate to take down Eren if he proved to be a threat. He trusted her implicitly. 

I’m glad Levi had Petra. I’m glad he had someone who was equal measures kind and tough on his team. 

When the female titan killed his entire squad, Levi paused only when he reached Petra’s body. The look of anguish on his face is indescribable. Meeting her father later added salt to the wound. Levi learned of her pride at being chosen, and of her plans to devote her life to him.

Ouch, Isayama. Ouch.


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Twister

For the Rivetra Squad Facebook group who requested this! I am SO sorry it took this long, I was meant to have written it for you weeks ago :( I suck.

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“I’m bored,” Eren whined, slouching back into the leather sofa. He pulled his beanie hat down over his ears as the shorter man next to him grumbled in annoyance.

“Then go home,” Levi dead panned. 

“But it’s raining. I’ll get wet,”

“And that’s my problem, how?”

Eren sighed. It was actually pretty dark in the living room, only a few candles Levi had lit up giving them any source of lighting. This was because the rainstorm had caused a power cut, which was a downer for Eren as his original intention to bother Levi and his flat mates was to use their TV.

His other room mates, Erd, Gunther and Oluo were all away on holiday, leaving Levi and Petra alone. Levi had been hoping for this opportunity for a long time. Finally the guys were away — a chance to woo Petra and hopefully get somewhere with their relationship.

Not that they had a relationship. It was strictly friends. But he was hoping for something more than that. Well, was, before that damned brat Eren had turned up at their door and cursed the fucking house. Now Petra was out in the laundry room by herself trying to mess about with the lights, and Levi was left to babysit the boy.

Fortunately, she returned before Eren could attempt to talk again.

“I think the power;s completely out,” she sighed. “We’ll have to wait until the storm is over.”

“Then what are we going to do?” Eren complained.

Levi crossed his arms. “Like I said, you could always go home,” 

“Come on, Levi, we can’t make him go home in this rain… Eren, you’re more than welcome to stay here until it’s safe to leave. We’ll just have to find some traditional entertainment!”

Eren smiled smugly, hoping Levi didn’t see.

Much to his chagrin, Levi shot him a death glare, sending chills down his spine from those icy eyes. He was glad it was Petra who was left behind and not one of the other guys. Eren got along well with all of Levi’s room mates, but he knew if it was anyone but Petra, they would certainly allow Levi to beat the crap out of him and send his ass out into the rain.

Fortunately, the three of them were not too modernised and found a solution for the lack of electricity. Petra had fished out some old board games which had brought out an individual competitive streak in each of them. With Levi beating Eren at chess, and Eren beating Levi at Guess Who?, to Petra beating them both at scrabble (twice), it seemed like a decent night in.

Eren had slid across the wooden floor awkwardly as Petra and Levi helped each other put the boards away. He cringed as their fingers skimmed and fumbled their hands about, embarrassed by each other’s touch. Continuing on his adventure, Eren stopped at the box of games, rifling through it.

“Hey,” he spoke up, pulling another game out. “Let’s play Twister!”

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