this scene was so important to me and, i bet, to a lot of mentally ill people
isak valtersen, this small boy that threw the word “crazy” around when referring to his mentally ill mother, is now looking straight into his lover’s eyes and saying: no. you are wrong. this will work.
it’s because isak refused to let Even push him away. we’ve all done this, i assure you. every mentally ill person. exactly because of why Even did it: we were afraid. scared to lose someone. scared to hurt them. and, unfortunately, sometimes, those people let us push them away. and we lose them. and it hurts, because then we think it’s our fault. we’re not enough to fight for. we’re not enough to stay for. we’re not enough.
but not isak. he stood his ground and with tears in his eyes he told Even they were going to take this minute by minute. he told him he wasn’t leaving him. he told a somber boy, during a depressive episode, exactly what a lot of us need to hear sometimes.
and Even looked into this boy’s eyes, who just a couple of months ago refused to even utter the word “gay” without the word “not” in the same sentence, and saw it.
he saw that he was enough to fight for. enough to stay for. enough.
Okay but an Ereri au where Eren keeps making jokes about Levi’s height until Levi, who is finally fed up with Eren’s bullshit, pushes him roughly against a wall whilst whispering something in the lines of: “I’ll show you how big I really am.” in Eren’s ear.