just as she now does for eren

Okay i really need to talk about ep 28 of snk. Because not only did the pacing of this ep felt very off. They cut out some very important scenes that was detriment to the developments of some characters. And i don’t know if its because of the 12 ep constraint and thats why they felt the need to cut out important scenes like these, but then again this ep just felt so rushed and the pacing felst so off that its hard not to believe that they couldn’t have added these scenes in.

First off.

They changed Eren’s monlouge after he was told that he needed to learn how to harden like Annie so that he could plug up the hole in Wall Maria.

In the manga, after he thinks to himself that the ability Annie used should be possible for him to learn as well, the thought of remembering Annie as the female titan shows to discomfort him. This was a sign that even after battling her and finally accepting the realization that she was the female titan and killed numerous scouts, he still had a hard time viewing her as an enemy.

He then states that he is tired of not knowing answers and not finding a direct person to channel his anger at. Which is why he proclaims that he wants to go to his fathers batsmen and finally learn just what the hell is going on

He says that once he does, he’ll finally be able to direct his anger to at least something. Now this moment in the manga was extremely important to Erens character because it was the beginning of his growth from seeing the world as black and white, to realizing that things obviously aren’t as simple as he originally thought. It also cemented the strong relationship he had with Annie, as he still couldn’t direct his anger towards her and still refused to see her as just an enemy. I’m not just saying this as a shipper of the two,  this scene was important to his development and sort of paved the way for future events once he reaches the basments and finally see’s the world for what it is.

But no…. instead we get this one scene

They completely removed his inner monologue, a scene that was important for his character and development, if not only to rush the episode for the castle utgrad scenes at the end of the episode. Which i have a hard time believing because i can’t see how hard it is to add 1 or 2 more scenes with Eren thinking to himself. With the removal of this scene it removes the progression Eren hurdles through up to this point and finally seeing the world as a sort of grey area then black and white.

I would forgive this if they somehow include a scene between him and Annie during their training days that cemented the close relationship between the two. And no i don’t mean the scene that played out during Eren’s fight with Reiner, i mean a new scene that shows how close Eren and Annie’s bond were and that cements how close their relationship were.

The only hope i have of this is that Annie’s Seiyuu has been heavily advertised like the rest of the cast. So that probably means that she has recorded new lines for the season and im really hoping those new lines were for a scene between her and Eren.

Aannnd thats not the only thing they cut out.

One of the things i was really looking forward to was the talk between Levi and Mikasa. And in part i was super scared that they were going to skip this scene entirely. Which to be fair they didn’t( and i was happy at hearing Levi call Mikasa name ^_^)

However  i did not like how they changed the scene where Levi tells Mikasa to control her emotions and to not make a blunder like last time…

To instead telling Eren the exact same thing and that he needs to control his emotions and to not screw up next time.

Again, they removed a very important scene that helped develop Mikasa’s character. In the manga this was a way for Mikasa to admit that yes, she made a mistake, and its was because of her constant need to protect Eren all the time that caused Levi to be injured. This moved Mikasa away from the fandoms perception of her as someone who is, ‘ just obsess with Eren and is a mary sue.” Because this was her finally coming to the realization that her Emotions gong out of control and her recklessness had consequences. It gave her something to reflect on because it came from levi himself

I’m happy that they still included the scene with them talking, but when thy remove an important scene like this it removes that formation of a relationship that was starting to build between levi and Mikasa. It’s important because it was Levi who told her of her mistakes, and telling her to learn from it.

I know people are saying that thy are going to include a scene where she reflects on her mistakes during the Reiner fight, but they can’t add back a scene where it was Levi telling her all that when they completely just skimmed through it. It won’t have the same meaning because it doesn’t come from Levi himself. Which would have begun that Mentor- Student relationship between the two.

And lets not forget the scenes with Ymir. I Was happy to see that the scenes between her and Historia were pretty on the mark. But the pacing of this ep was just really rushed that its kind of aggravating that they would exclude some important scenes from her.

Like when she was trying to comfort Connie by making fun of his claim that his mom was turned into a titan.

This showed Ymir in a sort of caring light and showed her character as not just a sarcastic asshole, but someone who genuinely cares about her friends and wants to cheer them up. Albeit in her own way.

But then in one episode, they arrive in castle utgrad, and then the castle gets attacked. All of this happens in the span of like five minutes. They skip the scenes with her altogether to make room for action.

I realize they could always add these scenes in a flashback during her reveal as the dancing titan, bit its just going to seem off to have an entire flashback dedicated to these missing scenes, in between what is currently going on. The pacing is just going to be ll thrown off because of it.

Tornado with legs

Levi scrubs the last of the dirt off the coffee table. “Finally.” That’s the last time he trusts Isabel to bring a ‘mystery box’ into the apartment.

He hears a crash in the kitchen, followed by a squeak of “Oops!” Isabel is a freaking tornado with legs. He sighs as he goes to investigate what she’s mussed up now.

“I was never-”

“I know,” Isabel interrupts. “You were never this crazy when you were 5!” she mimics with R’s that sound suspiciously like W’s.

Levi suppresses a grin at her sass. He shoos her off while he rights the stool she managed to topple over.

The doorbell rings and Isabel rounds the corner at top speed. “I’ll get it!”

“No, no, no!” Levi scoops her up. “Remember what we talked about? You’re going to watch a movie while Eren and I study.”

Isabel nods wisely. “‘Cause it took you a whole year just to invite him over.”

Sure, tell the kid a million times not to jump on the furniture with muddy shoes and it’s in one ear and out the other. Mention your undying crush on a certain football player while you think she’s napping, however, and she remembers every single word you say about him. Unless, of course, Hange told her. Quite frankly he wouldn’t put it past them.

Levi takes a deep breath. “Don’t repeat that again,” he says. “Ever.”

Isabel giggles.

Eren knocks on their door. Levi sets Isabel down. “You remember how to set up Netflix?”

Duh,” Isabel says proudly before marching towards the living room.

Levi laughs. He never imagined himself as the guardian of such a spunky kid at the age of 19, but she makes him a little more grateful for it every day. Even if she does like to pour an entire bottle of bubble bath in the tub and turn the water on full blast. He shudders.

He makes one last stop at the mirror in the hallway to fix his hair before he opens the door. He has to pause a second, the same as always, and just admire Eren’s radiant smile before he can say hello.

“Levi!” Eren says. “How’s it- oh, who’s this little angel?” he asks, peeking around Levi.

Angel. Levi almost snorts.

“I’m Izzy!” Isabel says confidently. “And I’m-”

“Supposed to be watching a movie,” Levi finishes for her, turning around to fix her with a stern look.

Isabel sticks her tongue out at him.

“Izzy, huh?” Eren smiles another brilliant, blinding, beautiful smile. “That’s a cool name.”

Isabel nods. “And you’re Eren.”

Eren tilts his head at her and Levi’s stomach drops a little. “How did you know that?” Eren asks.

“Green eyes. Nice hair. Pretty face.” Isabel ticks each point off on her fingers. “You gotta be Eren.”

“Izzy!” Levi whispers.

Eren raises his brows at Levi’s back.

Levi’s face burns. He refuses to turn around; half because he can’t look at Eren right now, half because he’s having a stare down with a pint-sized hurricane that possesses just as much bravado as he does.

Eren pipes up against the silence that has fallen over the apartment. “Pretty face, huh?”

And like a switch, Isabel goes from scowling to grinning. “Uh huh. Levi talks about you lots. Like, all the time.”

Isabel.”

“S’kinda annoying. But he really, really likes-” Levi clamps a hand over her mouth.

“She’s had a little too much sugar,” he explains apologetically. He shoots Isabel a look. “I’ll make sure she doesn’t get anymore for a while.”

Isabel glares at Levi. A hint of mischief lights up her eyes, and before Levi can work out what she’s up to- “Ew!” - she licks his hand.

Levi grumbles his way to the bathroom, turning the water on as hot as he can handle it.

Eren shifts under Isabel’s intense stare. She’s sizing him up, lips set in a firm line and eyes narrowed. She nods, satisfied with whatever conclusion she’s come to and takes Eren by the hand. “C’mon. I’ll paint your nails.”

Eren laughs, and allows her to lead him into the living room. She chatters away a mile a minute. He tries his best to keep up, and nods encouragingly when she finds the perfect nail polish to match his black shirt: the brightest blue in her collection.

He looks around at the pictures on the walls, tempted to ask who they all are, but Isabel says something that catches his attention.

“What was that, Izzy?”

“You’re nice,” she repeats. “That’s why Uncle Levi likes you so much.” She brushes another coat on his index nail. Half of it ends up on his skin. “You like him too, don’t you?” She looks up at Eren and smiles. “I can tell.”

Levi watches them from the archway, waiting eagerly for an answer. Eren simply smiles at Isabel, and when she resumes her work on his fingernails, he gives a small nod.

Isabel is a freaking tornado with legs, and Levi loves her more than anything in the world. Though, watching Eren ruffle her hair with his clean hand, he’s becoming a close second.

Arumika Rant (spoilers ahead)

While several fans prefer Eremika or Eremin out of the Shinganshina trio pairings, I personally love Arumika. Their relationship is subtle and a bit different. Whether you ship it or not, this relationship is strong, just like the bond between Eren/Mikasa and Eren/Armin. 

I just adore the little moments that showcase their relationship. It truly reveals the strength and passion in their friendship. 

So far, Armin is one of the only people that can calm Mikasa down when it comes to Eren’s situation. 

It’s very subtle, but it shows that Mikasa, despite being very overprotective over Eren, trusts Armin’s judgement over Eren’s safety. And other times, Armin is just that type of person that can soothe her down when she is distressed over Eren :) 

Don’t get me started with her reaction when she saw that he was critically injured. 

Even her head was throbbing 

Not only does she show her murderous glare for Eren, but for Armin as well! 

And oh my goodness 

The way he looked at her when she was playing in the water. Now that is the look you have when you see someone you love all happy and giddy. 

I ship Arumika to death (platonically but romantic is fine too).  It’s sad that not many can see the beauty of their serene relationship. Their bond is full of trust, support, and love. 

Btw, of course Eremin and Eremika are amazing relationships, but I think Arumika deserves a bit more appreciation :) 

Some Eremika Headcannons

•Before they started dating, they were 100% the kind of friends that people assumed were already together because of how close they acted.
•During their first few months together they would both be a bit slow and shy, as they are young and don’t really have much previous experience.
•Eren is the type of boyfriend who gets super in-your-face protective.
•Mikasa just glares at people who get too close until they go away. If Eren isn’t looking she might subtly flip them off as well.
•Eren is extremely watchful and caring, almost doting on Mikasa, always making sure she is warm/comfortable/etc.
•He kept trying to get her a new scarf, until she finally explained how much it meant to her. Now, on cold days especially, he takes special care to make sure it’s arranged as warmly as possible around her neck.
•Mikasa often shows her love in little silent ways, such as cleaning Eren’s equipment for him. He always notices, and always does his best to do something in return.
•Nightmares are common in the Survey Corps, but Mikasa has had them ever since her parents were killed. Eren holds her especially close these nights, and cries alongside her, as they remember the horror of humans who can be crueler even than titans.
•It gets to a point where Eren holds Mikasa’s hand almost everywhere they go (besides excursions and the like). At first he was just trying to be a good boyfriend, but as more and more people die it has become much more purposeful. People often remark on how Mikasa only truly looks peaceful when holding on to Eren.

pearvi


I drabbled.

ereri, just under 2000 words, pearvi

Levi thinks he has a wonderful excuse. Starving and alone in the streets as a kid? Definitely a good excuse. And it’s not like anyone stopped him from stacking a mountain on his plate in the corps. Nope, no one would stop humanity’s strongest from getting his damn lunch. So what was really going to change now?

Nothing, that’s what.

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I’ve thought about this for a while now, and I think I know why Isayama has had Annie in her crystal for so long.

Many have suggest that the missing ninth Titan was suppose to be the winged Titan that the Marley so desperately wanted in order to win the war; however, in resent events the ninth Titan is revealed to be the hammer Titan.

what if Annie’s crystal is more than a protection mechanism? I’m confident in saying that her crystal is a symbolism for a chrysalis like with a Catapillar.

By that logic, once Annie is freed from her crystal, possibly with the help of the Hammer Titan, her Titan will poses the ability to grow wings and fly. Now this does seem like a long shot but this move will differentiate her Titan from the other 8, other than her Titan just being a female. Yes, she has the power to protect herself with crystals but besides that there’s not really a difference from hers and Eren’s attack Titan, seeing and how he’s able to control his hardening ability.

anonymous asked:

can you guys recommend any fake relationship aus?? theyre my absolute fave after reading A Forged Wedding :)

Hello! I’m afraid there aren’t many long ones out there, but I’ll do my best to find a few that I think you’ll enjoy. 

I’m a Fool to Want You
Summary: It is a doomed marriage from the start. She knows she can only be his wife on paper, but never in his heart. She knows it all, and yet, she repeatedly lets him go back to the one he really wants. Years after their wedding, she smiles through it all—a love that will never be requited.

Chance
Summary: Eren invented himself a boyfriend for a dinner with his friends and his ex-boyfriend. Now he just has to find one, and fast.

Of Mistletoe and Shitty Fake Boyfriends
Summary: Eren wouldn’t say they were friends. Hell, he wouldn’t even say they were acquaintances. But he supposes that ‘Fake Boyfriend’ does have a ring to it.

Hey Lover
Summary: Fed up with being teased for not having a girlfriend, Eren joins a site that gives the perception of being taken. Little does he know that the sassy and crass girlfriend he asked for isn’t exactly what he had in mind.

An Unlikely Alliance
Summary: When Scouting Legions main trading partner, Wall Maria, is experiencing economic strain from constant attacks by the neighboring kingdom Titan, the leaders of the two nations come to an agreement: Scouting Legion will provide military protection in exchange for land and financial aid for the still growing nation.
     Their new alliance will be sealed with the union of King Jaegar’s son Eren to the Scouting legions strongest soldier, Lance Corporal Levi. But how will the cold, impassive soldier warm to his new husband, who is far from the weak, spoiled princess he was expecting?

>>M.

ravioli-bonaparte  asked:

How would the characters react to someone having an anxiety attack?

Well often you can’t see an actual anxiety attack so I think that’s kinda hard to determine like that, but let’s just assume someone comes to them saying ‘I’m having an anxiety attack’

Mikasa: Tries to get them out of the situation somewhere calm
Reiner: “Dude, just calm”
Bertholdt: “same”
Annie: So? (sounds ignorant but actually wants to know what she can do to help you)
Eren: Just don’t be scared!
Jean: A what?
Marco: Asks what the person needs and tries to provide
Sasha: Kinda panics “oh shit, we gotta do something, what can we do? oh no!”
Connie: “Well, fuck… what now?”
Historia: Tries to distract the person, does breathing exercises with them, gets them away from the situation that makes them anxious or tries to dissolve it
Armin: tries to distract them with cool information on stuff, gives them something to fidget with tries to get them somewhere calm
Ymir: “aw man, come one! We’ll go home!”
Levi: “It’s gonna be fine…” Brings them home if he can, tries to comfort them
Hanji: “Why’s that? Do you need anything?”
Erwin: “There’s no need to be anxious, soldier!” (wow, thanks, dad)
Nanaba: Pets their head and says reassuring stuff while getting them somewhere safe
Mike: Picks them up and carries them somewhere quiet so they can calm down, does everything he can to make them feel safe
Moblit: Forgets about his own anxiety and suddenly becomes a superhuman being to help them out

Funny Detail I Found Rereading Chapter 15

Kudos to anyone else who caught this detail. This post is just me realizing and overthinking shit right now at freaking 2 in the morning. Thanks and xxxtentacion rules!

I was rereading Chapter 15 and caught a little detail I did not catch even until now.

Everyone finished dinner, with Eren and Jean calling a truce. Afterwards, Eren and a few others were leaving the mess hall. Now pay attention to the highlighted people leaving.

Read between the panels. Notice the sequence between Jean calling Mikasa and her stopping to listen.

Nobody else was seen besides Jean and Mikasa. And yet…

Eren was still standing in the background, almost as if he was intently listening to their conversation.

We see Eren and Mikasa left the mess hall together. I honestly find this part really amusing after reexamining the panels. He suggested her of having short hair, only after Jean complimented her long black hair. 

“You could get in a vertical maneuvering accident.” Lol, accident my fucking ass.

Historia has long hair and she does fine with the gear. Mikasa excels with every difficult skill including vertical maneuvering, so long hair shouldn’t be a problem.

Not only this, couldn’t you have told Mikasa about cutting hairs at any other time? Why after Jean complimenting her hair?

Please don’t tell me what I think it was.

Originally posted by onlyinmydreamsxx

Originally posted by dccmics

I think I now know what else Eren despise besides Titans, and that’s other men eyeing on Mikasa.

Seriously, I actually wouldn’t be too surprised if Eren was really just lying to Mikasa underneath his reasoning. He has always been quite a good liar.

Think about it for a moment. He was actually right that short hair is more practical.

Eren cleverly hid his jealous feelings under the pretense of being concern about Mikasa’s hair getting in the way. His logic was that short hair means Jean will likely not gaze at her.

Oh Eren. You think you slick, but you not.

Originally posted by flognaw-nilbog

Again, I may be overthinking shit and just thought of sharing what I found after rereading. Am I delusional?

Seriously though, why exactly did Eren told Mikasa to cut her hair?

Prompt 76: “You need to wake up, because I can’t do this without you.”

Title: Suspicion, Vengeance, And Tighty Whiteys

Pairing: Eren/ Mikasa

Syn: Eren Jaeger is full of terrible ideas. Mikasa seemingly forgot this when she agreed to become an accomplice to his latest scheme. Not that she knows what, exactly, that scheme entails.


“Hey,” he said. “Hey.”

Mikasa turned over from her prone position on the bunk, blankets swirled around her torso, her hair a wild, dark curtain over her flat expression.

“What,” she croaked.

Eren shook her shoulder as he spoke, hoping to shake her into full consciousness.

“We had a deal,” he whispered, “and I need you to hold up your end of it.”

“It’s too late for this,” she groaned, turning back into her coffin of sheets decisively. Though her words were muffled through the fabric, Eren heard her clearly when she said, “Go to bed.”

Mikasa.” He lowered himself to her level, mild, awkward panic ending his consonants with emphasis and urgency. “You promised you would do this. Don’t flake out on me.”

She slowly shifted her face out of her pillow.

Wait. Until. Morning. Eren.”

And then voices.

“Oh my god, just fuck him and get it over with.”

“Please. We’re trying to sleep, here.”

“Goddamn heterosexuals.”

Eren and Mikasa shared a trite look, eyes wide.

“……I thought Eren was gay…..”

“Oh, my god.” Mikasa snapped upward, grabbing Eren’s wrist to drag him along on her way out. Just before reaching the door, she turned back and snapped, “We are not doing anything, you nosy poop nuggets.”

“We’ll keep that in mind the thirty seconds you’re gone,” snorted a voice suspiciously like Ymir’s. With a roll of her eyes, Mikasa ignored the remark and yanked a very confused and intimidated Eren out the door.

“Let’s just get this over with,” Mikasa huffed, releasing Eren’s hand as she marched out of the barracks entirely.

“Wait…..” Eren frowned, trailing after her absently. He squinted at the ground, almost comically nonplussed. “….do they think……we…”

“Does it matter?” Mikasa sighed, her neck burning.

“…..and…..they thought I was gay?” He looked at her, mouth slightly agape, his brow furrowed with complete disorientation. “Do I give off gay vibes?”

Mikasa held her tongue, though images of his heavy affection towards their mutual best friend flashed in her head.

“…..and…..thirty seconds?…..Hey, wait a minute-”

“Eren, please.” She looked at him tiredly. “Can we get this over with?”

He stopped, still clearly lost and offended. “Yeah,” he conceded. “Yeah, we can-” He turned to meet her gaze, and stuttered.

“….right,” Mikasa droned. “So what did you want me to do?”

“Uh.” His eyes ran up and down her frame, and immediately, she knew why his ears had turned pink. “Aren’t you cold?” he asked, making a conscious effort to maintain eye contact.

She didn’t bother to look down at herself. She was now well aware of the fact that she was half-naked.

Trying to play it off, despite the terrible heat spreading throughout her neck, she said, “No, not really. What did you want me to do?”

“Um- hold on, real quick.”

She watched, somewhat dumbfounded, as he disappeared back into the building with no further explanation.

Is all of this really worth it? she asked herself in exasperation.

The deal had been made the day before: if Mikasa did Eren, in his words, a quick but weird favor, he would give up his terrible habit of yelling unnecessarily for a whole week.

Now, the odds of him actually following through on such a promise were clearly 50/50. While she trusted him to be true to his word, she did not trust his terribly impulsive and dramatic nature. The fact was, however, that he was likely a single scream away from some kind of penalty. Shardis was at the end of his rope with Eren; even if he himself couldn’t see it, the rest of the trainees were more than aware of this fact. Mikasa would prefer he wasn’t humiliated before their peers again; she could only handle so much secondhand embarrassment.

But now, standing outside in her underwear as her erratic, perplexingly enigmatic best friend shuffled somewhere in the barracks, the teasings of her bunkmates still fresh in her head, she wasn’t sure if she was to escape the dreaded embarrassment, after all. As a matter of fact, she thought, it was likely that she’d already been handed a greater amount of chagrin than she would have had had she simply let Eren run his usual course.

“Ain’t that just the way,” she exhaled, so very tired of having to mother him. So very, very tired.

“Ain’t what just the way?” Eren asked, tossing a coat over her shoulders. She held it in place reflexively and started at him. “What?” he asked.

“When did you get back?” she asked, alarmed.

“Just now,” he answered. “I got you something to cover up.”

She looked down at herself, at the coat. It was too large to be his.

“Who’s is this?”

“Reiner’s.”

She stared at him, incredulous. “Reiner’s?”

“He won’t mind.”

“Why not just use your own coat?”

“Well- I mean.” He gestured with his eyes at her lower half, which was now effectively covered. For the most part.

“….does that matter?” she asked. “I mean-” Oh, god, awkward question, but she was already asking it, so- “is it so weird to see me in my underwear?”

“….a little,” he admitted. His ears were bright pink. “But that’s not really why I got it.”

“Well, why did you, then? What are you going to have me do?”

“Okay, so-” He looked away, hesitating.

“Eren. What am I doing.”

“We’re going into the woods.”

“The woods? Why?”

He opened his mouth, index finger extended, as though he had a very clear and reasonable explanation. Then he clamped his mouth shut and shook his head. “You’ll see,” he said.

Oh, no, Mikasa cried internally. Why. Why me.


Strangely, as they made their way into the forest, Eren kept his arm around her. A gesture like this was unusual, for him. It made her instantly suspicious, but she didn’t ask questions. She knew he’d likely dodge them, anyway, as he always did.

Finally, they stopped in a clearing of sorts. She could hardly see him, it was so dark.

“Okay,” he said. “We’re here.”

“We’re where?”

“At the rendezvous point.”

“Rendezvous? Who are we meeting?”

“A good buddy of mine.”

Mikasa clutched the coat more tightly around her shoulders. “Eren, this is really weird.”

“I mean, I told you it would be.”

“Yes, but this is even weird for you.”

“It’s fine,” he assured her, though she was, clearly, unconvinced. “Remember, I’m going to keep my voice down this week for this. I promised.”

“Actually, Eren, I was worried abou-”

“Wait.” She saw the silhouette of his head turn in her direction. “Put on my shirt.”

“Why?”

“And my shorts, while you’re at it.”

“Why didn’t you just grab my clothes while you were in there?”

I didn’t think this through, okay?!

“Think what through?!”

“Just do it! Here.” He began to remove his clothes. Mikasa drew away from him, slightly.

“Can you not get naked, please?”

“I’m not getting naked. And it’s for your protection!”

“Protection from what?! What am I doing, Eren?!

“It’s nothing dangerous, I swear!” he hissed. “Keep your voice down. And here, take my shirt.”

Mikasa paused, noting the obvious irony of him telling her to keep her voice down. Then, grudgingly, she took his shirt, dropping the coat, and pulled it over her head. She followed with his shorts, once he handed them to her.

“I still don’t like this,” she whispered.

“Oh, come on. Would I ever put you in any real danger?”

“I’m starting to ask myself that right now.”

“Calm down.” She heard him pick up the coat. “Now, I’m going to scale this tree-”

Oh my god, what is going on.”

“- and you wait right here. Okay?”

He began to move- until she grabbed what felt like his arm.

“Mikasa-”

“Eren, I don’t care what your little plan is. You are not climbing that tree. If something is coming to get me, it’s getting you, too.”

“Mikasa, no, you don’t understand-”

“Mikasa?!” shouted a very, very familiar voice. She stiffened.

“Who is that?” she asked.

“Our game,” Eren answered, an obvious grin in his words.

“Mikasa!”

There was a light in the distance, approaching quite quickly.

“No, really, who is that?

“Don’t tell me you don’t recognize the voice.”

“Mikasa? Is that you?”

The light was beginning to reach them.

“Now, to take my leave.” Eren began to move, once more, but Mikasa did not let go. “Oh my god, Mikasa, please-”

“Is there….someone with you?”

Shit! It’s too late now.”

What is too late?”

Damn it, I’m fucked. Damn it, damn it, damn-” he turned to her. “Wait.”

“Eren, what the actual hell are you-”

“Mikasa, hey, I got your letter-”

Light washed over the two. The voice faltered.

Jean watched his worst nightmare play out before him:

Eren Jaeger, shirtless, making out with the love of his life- Mikasa Ackerman.

“………….what is this.”

Eren pulled back, blinking with connivingly innocent eyes at his rival.

“Jean?” he asked, perfectly surprised. “What are you doing here?”

Jean’s eyes flicked from Eren to the genuinely shocked Mikasa, who stared back like a deer at gunpoint.

“You…wrote me a letter….and-”

Eren watched in sloppy satisfaction as the gears clicked in Jean’s head.

“Jaeger, you bastard!!

He swung a fist; Eren caught it and twisted his arm around his back, more smug than Mikasa had ever seen him.

“And that,” he simpered, “was for putting a colony of fire ants in my fucking bed.

“You didn’t even get bit!”

I did and it hurts!!!!

“I see no bites!”

“Maybe because it’s dark as fuck outside, Jean! Maybe that’s why!”

“So you write me a fake love letter so I can find you and Ackerman getting it on? That’s just straight-up sick!”

It wasn’t part of the plan!!!

“What part of it was unplanned, the fact that you’re only in your tighty whiteys?”

Yes!!! That and everyth-”

Two strikes to the neck, and both boys were on the ground, stunned. Mikasa stood over them, a dark, terrifyingly striking beacon of absolute wrath.

You. Idiots.” She pulled Eren’s shirt back over her head, throwing it into his face, and picked up the coat, once more. “You woke me up in the middle of the night, dragged me, HALF-NAKED, into the dark hell that is this forest, and kissed me WITHOUT ASKING for a petty act of revenge?!”

“Mikasa,” Eren pleaded, “the ant bites hurt.”

I am going to kick your ass, Eren Jaeger.”

“Ha!” Jean blurted, unwisely. “Karma, Jaeger!”

And you.”

“Oh, shit.”

Darkly, she shook her head, laughing some. Eren and Jean began to tremble.

“You know what?” she chuckled. “You two boys wait right here. I’ll be back in a few.” She began to leave, and then paused, turning back to them. Even in the dark, they could sense the absolute fury she emanated when she spat, “DON’T. MOVE.


Armin took a seat at their usual table, sitting across from Mikasa as she calmly ate her porridge.

“Morning, Mikasa,” he greeted, brightly as always.

“Morning, Armin,” she returned, coolly as always.

He began to dig into his own breakfast as he asked, “Have you seen Eren yet?”

“Not this morning,” she replied, a strange sort of amusement in her answer. “Why do you ask?”

“Well, he wasn’t in his bed this morning. And, come to think of it, neither was Jean.” He frowned. “Do you think they’ve gotten into trouble again?”

“What makes you think so?”

“Well.” He wiped his mouth. “Eren told me recently that he had a….plan.” Blue eyes met placid black pensively.

“He got into specifics, didn’t he,” Mikasa guessed.

“Yes,” Armin sighed. “So, you know how Jean put a colony of fire ants into his bed?”

“Mm-hm?”

“Well, he’s been seething over that for weeks, now.”

“I’m aware.”

“And he had this idea that- well, you know how Jean has a crush on you?”

She was unfazed. “News to me, but go on.”

“Well, Eren pretends not to know, but he knows. So he thought he’d pull a little prank…”

“Oh?”

“…and write a love letter pretending to be you, telling Jean to meet him in the woods. Then he’d ambush him and fall from a tree onto his back to scare him.”

“That’s a terrible plan.”

“Ethically and logistically, yes. Well, now I’m scared he went through with it, or something like it, and he and Jean are both hurt.”

At this, Mikasa let loose an awfully sadistic grin. Armin, instantly frightened, asked, “…..Do you know anything?”

She rose, beckoning him after her.

“I’ve got something to show you.”


A small crowd had already formed by the time they got there.

Trainees and instructors alike all stared upward, into the foliage of branches, at the hardly discernible figures dangling from their wrists high above the ground.

“…..I see,” Armin said.

“Yup,” Mikasa said.

“Are they okay?”

“I hope not.”

“Are they alive?”

“Oh, definitely. Look, Jean’s crying.”

“….what did they do to you, exactly?”

Mikasa looked at her friend. And smiled.

“Nothing a bit of schadenfreude can’t make up for,” she said- completely free of embarrassment, as it should be noted.


AN: Another prompt that went much farther than it probably should have. I just love the idea of Eren being far more devious than he lets on. (and idk if it was clear enough, but he was getting real protective over Miss Ackerman- EVEN THOUGH HES THE DUMBASS WHO PUT HER IN THE SITUATION.) Anyway, he got his just desserts. @sonderous-opia I hope you enjoyed this! I may write a sequel. We’ll see.

(Eren x Reader) I'd Cut My Strings For You

Eren arose with the sun on a day most spectacularly bright and warm. It correlated well with the middle of spring, for flowers opened greatly for their incoming energy source. For a few moments he made believe that the star only rose for him, as if to assure him something wonderful for today. But he knew it was harmful to pretend for too long.

After dressing and freshening up he made his way to the kitchen to fix a quick breakfast before leaving. Unfortunately the refrigerator door was abruptly shut as he opened it. He turned to his side and found his aunt with her hand on the door.

“Not happening, punk. On a budget this week.”

“We’ve been on budget weeks got three straight months now-”

He fell to the grimey floor, and even before he landed be tasted the blood in his mouth. He knew better than to get up or to even think about striking back. Instead he briskly left the house, ignoring her jabs at his character.  The door slammed behind him due to his displacement one last time, for it fell from the rusty hinges. It looked appropriate with the exterior (and interior) squalor.

He decided to try to see if longtime friends Mikasa or Armin were busy, and more, see if he could crash at any of their places for the night later on. Worse comes to worse he was no stranger to sleeping in playgrounds, or even forsaking slumber. He had to cross the city to get to where they lived, and he dreaded the walk. Only more people to give him nasty looks. It’s not as if they ever bothered to wonder why he was sporadically busted and bruised; they were complacent in silently judging him. His hunger pangs grew painful, so he stopped at a fruit stand. The farmer had an apple bushel. Only wanting to purchase one, he was terribly disappointed when he found he didn’t even have enough money for a single piece of fruit. Angrily he walked away.

“Can I help you?” He warmly asked the next customer.

“Yes please, may I get six?”

He gladly bagged her produce while she kept an eye on the boy who was just in front of her. After paying she darted over, ending up right behind him. She was unsure of how to approach him, but she tapped on his shoulder when they were isolated from others, being on the beginning of a dirt road. As he turned she held an apple to him. He stared at her, rather confused.

“Take it,” she said, “I have plenty.”

“Um… No.” He said awkwardly. She frowned.

“And why not? I know you wanted one before when you were in line, I was behind you.”

“Look, I’m no charity case, so don’t treat me like one. And you shouldn’t be following me.”

“I’m not treating you like a charity case, I’m treating you like a human being. Is that, and the concept of thank you foreign?”

“What makes you think I can trust your food?! You could have laced them with something!”

“I wished I laced them with Prozac because God are you depressing!”

“Just go away!”

“An apple a day keeps me away, you know.”

Eren was quite taken aback. He was certain his rude behavior would have warded her off instantly, but instead she insisted again he take the fruit. Only to quiet her, he took it and began eating. He couldn’t externalize the gratitude both he and his stomach felt. She smiled at him, watching him eat, and he quickly became uncomfortable.

“What are you looking at?”

“Your face. It’s so handsome, who hurt it?”

He must have bruised his cheek from the incident earlier that morning. He lightly grazed the injury and it stung, causing an inaudible groan.

“It’s none of your business! Why do you keep bothering me, you freak?!”

“I’m a freak?” She asked, though rather than angry or hurt, she sounded as if this wasn’t any news to her, “Fair enough. Remember, you can’t say ‘freak’ without 'free’.”

Eren was now utterly puzzled. The eating ceased with his mouth agape. Who was this odd stranger, and what was her agenda? He could not see what she could gain other than self satisfaction from her deed, but if she was still dealing with him at this point, it could not have been just that. Taking an apple within her own mouth, she gave him the bag and started walking away before he could properly protest.

“What a weirdo… What the hell does she mean by 'free’? Goddamn freak.”

He continued about his day, but somehow against his wishes, he ended up back at his house by nightfall. All of his fruit was eaten by now, but it satiated him enough throughout the day. The door hadn’t been fixed, though it wasn’t as if he expected it to be. He had the displeasure of finding his aunt in the living room, languidly swaying upon the couch, drowning in booze and television.

“Hey! You little shit, where were ya all day? And what the hell did you do to the door?!”

“If you bothered to have anything fixed around here, it wouldn’t be such a ghetto nightmare.”

“Don’t get smart with me, asshole. Get over here now!”

“No!” He started for the stairs, but her hollar froze him in his tracks. The boy started to turn to face her, but he was attacked again much like in the morning. Only this time, instead of striking him once, she continued to beat him, and only got more ballistic when he tried to cover himself.

“Don’t fucking talk to me like that!” She also kicked his shins, resulting in him on the floor, curling into a ball.

He dared not retaliate, though he was more than able to. Actually he spent so many hours outside, away, that he would just go around, often either running, or some form of exercise in order to stay as healthy as he could. For an eighteen year old he had a fairly respectable build. His muscular body gained multiple new contusions before his abuser passed out next to him. It took him a few good minutes, but he managed to get up and into his bedroom. He didn’t bother undressing, choosing to plop on the small bed that took up about half of his bedroom. Before laying down he grabbed a frame from his nightstand. The picture was of himself and his mother from over ten years ago. With it held to his heart, he silently cried himself to sleep again.

The next day was more eventful than the previous.  Like before he stumbled out of the house without breakfast and made for his friends. He took the usual route, but there seemed to be a festival going on at the moment, and it was large enough to be a few streets long. Eren disliked simply walking beside other people, let alone surfing through a crowd of them. Without vendors or signs, he had no idea what the festival was really about. In the center of the street, inside of a crowd circle, numerous people danced in truly odd fashions, and it seemed they were throwing paint at one another while doing so. He was going to allow them to continue and be on his way, but a bomb of green paint hit his face.

“What the hell-you?!”

“No way! It’s good to see you again!”

The girl that had given him the apples yesterday was standing beside him, coated with more paint than the Sistine chapel. Eren was incredibly angry, for this outfit was his last good one, and now it was ruined. He didn’t bother to hide it from her, either. His face was steaming and deeply frowning, but little did she notice, for she hugged him tightly. He squirmed out of it.

“Why did you hit me? Are you stupid!”

“That’s the whole point here! If you’re around and uncolored, we have to fix that.”

“Who’s "we”?“

"Us,” she gestured with a stretched arm panoramically, “the stringless. We’re not tied up to anything or anyone, so we have fun. And the only way to be without strings is to cut them, so some are free while others are tangled. For today, so long as no harm comes of it, we rent out the streets and do whatever our spirits tell us. Come on!”

She yanked him all the way to the center of the chaotic freestyle choreography. He tried to resist, but she was much stronger than she appeared. When she finally let his wrist go, she also let herself go, dancing to and fro, laughing as purple paint exploded from the top of her head. She grabbed Eren’s hands and gyrated him until he was in an unprompted rythym. His turquoise irises gleamed his uncomfortable state. They then flickered with a bit of anger when he was slapped with blue on the stomach.

“Here,” she handed him a filled balloon, “anybody here can get it. Who’s it gonna be?”

Her smile was masked by red paint. Eren, for a moment, looked a bit shocked and guilty. But then it melted into confusion when she started laughing and cheering.

“Now you’re getting it!”

Beside himself, Eren continued to dance until his legs grew weary. She was also tiring, so they opted to leave. When they reached a bench within a city park and sat, they realized just how much paint they were covered in. They laughed at how ridiculous they must have looked.

“You seemed to enjoy yourself today, grumpy.”

“I actually kinda did have fun. That was… Pretty new.”

He looked away awkwardly, not knowing what or how to converse with her. He only ever talked to Mikasa and Armin, and he knew them for over a decade, so there was little that every really needed to be said. But this girl was completely new. And completely different from what he was used to.

“Hey, I don’t remember your name.” He confessed.

“Oh, damn! How rude am I? I made you eat and dance with me without really introducing myself! I’m _______ _______.” She held out her hand and he shook it.

“Eren Jaeger.”

“Are you German?”

“Pretty much. My mom and dad always lived in the United States, but both of their parents were German immigrants.”

“That’s pretty cool. I don’t even have a clue what I am. My parents never really gave me a straight answer… Hey, I’m sorry if I’ve been annoying you. If you want me to leave you alone-”

“No, no, it’s okay. Actually, I should be apologizing. You’ve been nothing but nice to me and I’ve been nothing but a jerk in return. I guess I just lash out at people.”

“I figured it was displacement, that’s why I continued bothering you. What the hell has you so angry? Talking about it might help.”

He wasn’t about to spill his life story to this acquiantance. She was surely to either become disgusted or pity him like a helpless fool. Plus, what was complaining going to do, anyway? He was still going to go home to that wicked woman, likely get beaten again for something arbitrary, and go hungry. Over the years he adapted to the vicious lifestyle, but he still realized it was wrong, and outsiders would only judge him.

“It’s not what busted your face up, isn’t it?”

“It’s nothing, I’m just rude sometimes, I guess.”

“Well, honestly I don’t believe you, but it’s not my place to press you for anything.”

“Thank you.”

“May I offer some advice to you, Eren?” She stood and he nodded.

“If these strings holding you back don’t sever first, you’ll choke.”

She began walking away. Eren followed her and grabbed her shoulder.

“Hey, wait, are you busy today?”

“Not really, why?”

“Do you want to… I don’t know…”

“You want to waste each other’s time?”

“Uh… That’s one way to say it. But yeah, I guess. Want to?”

“It would be my pleasure.”

She stuck her arm out until they were arm in arm at the elbows. Even coated in paint, she wanted to be classy. The day consisted of walking, talking, flower picking (mostly her), star gazing, and a few meals her and there, courtesy of ________. Eren didn’t expect to have such a good time, or to ask her to do it again with him the next day. More surprising was this continued for almost a month.

He was home by the time she was passed out every night, and left in the morning before she awoke. Despite his new budding friendship, he didn’t forsake his other friends, but they were able to sense a remarkable change within him. His entire demeanor sent from that of an agitated wolverine to that of happiness and serenity, almost. He smiled and laughed much more in the past few weeks than he did with many years of friendship. Armin determined to himself and Mikasa that he met somebody and was courting her. Mikasa agreed with half of that, and interjected that though he may be infatuated with somebody, he wouldn’t be able to date her. At least without mentioning it to them first.

And yet another night was spent together. But this evening was different from their other meetings. Within an abandoned tower, beside an inactive bell, the two young adults sat, drinking. Eren admittedly stayed away from alcohol for the most part, but an adventurous side of him erupted and he decided to drink with her.

“Okay, let’s play truth or truth. It’s truth or dare, but this one is good for getting to know each other better.”

“Don’t we already know each other?” He hiccuped.

“We do, but there’s always more. You can start, just ask anything.”

“Okay… Why are you so goddamn weird? Okay, that sounded mean. Just… Why are you so… Free?”

“I told you, I’ve got no strings. I used to, obviously. My parents could count. They weren’t abusive or anything, but they certainly didn’t love me. They provided financially, but I can’t recall a single time they ever supported me, or said they loved me. So I left when I was sixteen, lived in my highschool while also working, and I just moved in to my new apartment. A nice one, too. Ever since I left, I was terribly happy. Not a thing that bothered me before did or does. I don’t care if they don’t miss me, because I don’t miss them.”

“Shit, _______. I had no idea it was like that.”

“It’s nowhere near a sob story. Okay, my turn.”

They both took big swigs before playing again.

“I remember you once said you lived with your aunt, but also talked about your parents before. Can I ask what happened?”

Eren was extraordinarily wasted, for no inhibitions even prevented him from telling the truth.

“They were crushed to death in our house after an earthquake. I didn’t see my dad, he was inside, but I find my mom many crushed under a beam. Me and my sister, or friend, I should say, tried to get it off, but our young bodies couldn’t do much.”

She sat next to him now, watching quiet tears stain his face. He continued on,

“My mother was the greatest. She was beautiful, fun, kind…. And so warm. I see her whenever I pass a mirror and I lose it. She was my absolute best friend. Hell, obviously she was the first woman I ever loved. I never said goodbye or got to prepare for it. Miss her so much every day, and it hurts so bad.”

He went to wipe his tears with his hand, but before he could, she took it in her own and kissed it, then wiped away his tears. She didn’t really know what to say, and felt even the nicest gesture would hurt his fragile state.

“It’s my turn.” He sniffled, “Why do you bother with me!”

“At the very first moments, I just wanted to see that you were fed. Then you looked at my with your eyes, and…. That was it. I don’t know what I felt or saw, but I knew I had to be around you. They told me a magnificent tale of which I remember nothing about. And I’m trying to find that story… Okay, me again… Eren, what are your strings?”

“Really, the strings again?”

“Yes! What’s holding you back?”

“Holding me back from what?”

“From being happy… From being free. Eren, I’ve spent many days with you, and though I’m eccentric, I’m not an idiot. I didn’t catch on at first, but I know what your aunt is doing to you. And it’s absolutely not okay. There’s no way you can live there and live a healthy life.”

“It’s not like I can exactly leave, I live there. And friends don’t want a couch bum.”

“You wouldn’t be a bum if you moved in with me.”

His eyes widened in shock, and he was sure his drunken state made him hallucinate for a second.

“Are you serious?”

“Of course I am. You can move in, get a job, actually eat decent meals. And… You’ll be both safe and free. You have to sever those strings.”

“________, I’d love to, but I just can’t-”

“And why not?!” She snapped, becoming an angry drunk.

“I just… I just can’t, okay?! I can’t up and leave like you did! It may have worked out for you, but we’re different people.”

“That’s absolute bullshit, Eren! I know you want to get out of there, and I’m giving you a chance!”

“It’s not that simple!”

“It is! Just go!”

“She can just stop me from leaving-”

“No she can’t! You’re an adult now, she has no power over your unless you give it to her!!”

“I GAVE HER NOTHING BUT SHE TOOK IT ANYWAY! OF COURSE I TOLD HER TO STOP AND NO, BUT SHE WAS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN ME! SHE JUST KEPT HITTING AND THROWING! SHE’D HIT ME AND THEN SHE UNDID MY  PANTS AND I CRIED FOR HER TO STOP BUT SHE LAUGHED AND THEN I GOT HIT FOR CRYING SOME MORE AND SHE WOULDN’T GET HER HAND OUT OF MY UNDERWEAR OR OFF OF ME! SHE DIDN’T GO! SHE DIDN’T GO! SHE DIDN’T GO! SHE DIDN’T THERE FOR A FEW YEARS BUT IT STILL FEELS LIKE SHE’S THERE! AND I’M SCARED AND EVEN SHE KNOWS I SHOULD DIE!”

Eren was sobbing hysterically, even worse than when his mother died. He was on the floor on his side, remembering everything he endured with vivid detail.

“No, no, no…. You didn’t just…” Tears burned her (e/c) eyes, “You didn’t just tell me that, Eren… You didn’t just tell me that… You didn’t just tell me that!!!” She cried as she held him.

Like any other given night, he cried himself to sleep, but in the morning woke up with a terrible headache. The bright sun was an unwelcome sight, very unmuch like _______ was. She held his head in her lap and gently combed her fingers through his hair, soothing the pain.

“What happened last night?”

“We got shitfaced, laughed, cried, then you passed out. I stayed up and dodged a hangover. In your drunken state you confessed your love for me.”

“Ah, shit, I didn’t mean to- hey, I did not! You’re just tricking me!”

“Fair enough, but do you like me?”

“No, not really.” He stuttered a bit and his ears reddened, and _______ noticed.

“I know his favorite food is pizza… Let’s see.”

“Eren, say you hate pizza.”

“Okay… I hate pizza.”

Again, red.

“Well, I now know how to tell when you’re lying, and you definitely do like me. Which is good, because I reciprocate your feelings, and then some-”

She was cut off by the sweet and unexpected sensation of Eren kissing her. Naturally she kissed back, but then pulled away.

“Eren, last night, I offered for you to move in with me, and it still stands, on one condition.”

She stood, her back facing him, “I know more about you than you realize. A lot more. And we both know what your strings are. If you can cut them for me, that will be the last pain you’ll ever have to endure.”

She left him there, and he was a bit dumbfounded. He knew he was hopelessly in love with her, even if they only knew each other for a month. They spent all day every day together, so it felt much longer. He sighed as he thought for a bit, until he realized what she meant and what he needed to do.

The only reasons he had to go back to his old house was to retrieve the picture of him and his mother, and to tell his aunt he was leaving, for he had nothing there. The first portion of his visit was easy; it was safe who made the second half horrible.

“What the fuck gives you the idea you can leave?! I own you!”

“You don’t! I’ve dealt with your shit for almost ten years! And it took me that long to realize I was better than what you made me out to be, that I deserved better!”

“Better, BETTER!” She was in his face. “What makes you think you’re so entitled?! You’re just a stupid, useless whore! MY WHORE! YOU ARE SO LOW THAT YOU ARE MY WHORE!”

She pounced on him, punching, kicking and biting all at once, specifically trying to damage his head. He felt himself falling in again. She continued hurting him, but he felt a familiar and unwelcome sensation below his waist, and heard his zipper. He snapped.

He can’t recall exactly what happened, but it ended with her unconscious, and him, for the most part, unscathed. Grabbing the picture he left the house, never to return. And it was remarkably different, just how he felt. He didn’t feel dread, disdain, or anger. The sun was friendly and the skies were magnificent. The children running around, playing, were beautiful. His smile was genuine.

Like he thought, the winds of fate blew ________ in his way, and he embraced her like he was a soldier finally coming home for that end of war kiss. She smiled, and find his eyes anew.

“Eren, you did it, didn’t you?!” She grabbed his collar, kissing him again.

“I’d cut my strings for you.” He smiled, “I know this will sound crazy, but I love you so fucking much. I want to move in with you, marry you, and impregnate you, I don’t care about the order, just as long as it’s all done as soon as possible.”

“I can get down with that.” She smiled, taking his hand to lead him to their apartment. He swept her off of her feet, opting to carry her ask the way. Again they kissed.

“I love you, ________. You saved me.”

“No, Eren, you saved yourself. You cut your strings for me.”

anonymous asked:

Hi there. I just wanted to ask about that old interview of Isayama saying EMA are gonna separate. Now there's 2 parts of this that I want to talk about, firstly if Eren's the one who has caused this separation by leaving M and A behind (again). Or whether it'll be caused by something/someone else such as Mikasa since Isayama said she was gonna turn back to a normal girl like she was when she was little? Does that mean breaking her Ackerbond and leaving Eren? Can Ackerbonds be broken?

Yep. I’ve talked about it here and here. We don’t know what the separation will involve, but from the sounds of it Isayama doesn’t want to permanently break Eren and Mikasa’s bond because neither she for the readers would want that. After discussing the separation and normal girl thing, he concluded the interview with

Combining what I’ve said, if I were to draw the separation of Eren and Mikasa, I feel like my portrayal likely won’t be satisfactory for readers.”

My thoughts are this:

I don’t think anything will permanently shake their bond but a temporary separation could be a healthy and interesting development for both of them. I hope Isayama has time to explore that a little.

As I discussed here, I do think in extraordinary circumstances Ackerbonds could be broken. Breaking the Ackerbond would mean no longer seeing that person as someone worth protecting and supporting. I would take something truly extraordinary for Mikasa to reach that point.

 Levi screaming/saying Eren’s name in relief when he rescues him from the female titan really gets to me.

This is the expression he’s wearing when he asks if Eren’s dead.

Like, just a few minutes before that, he had flown through the forest, had found out that every member of his squad was killed, and he obviously thought Eren was dead too since he saw Eren’s titan’s neck torn to shreds. Mikasa confirmed that she saw the FT biting Eren out of his titan. Levi’s already so used to lose people by now, but he decides to trust Mikasa on this one anyway and hopes Eren’s still alive, even though he doesn’t look too sure of it. Like I said, losing people is almost second nature to him. He’s used to it, but he certainly does not like it.

He then proceeds to literally destroy Annie, like it’s his personal vengeance. I don’t think he really expected Eren to be in her mouth, I don’t think he expected him to be alive either. But. He is there. So Levi shouts Eren’s name (in the light novel. He murmurs it in the manga. And he’s completely cut off from the anime, iirc, jeez…).

The look on his face, my god. So much relief floods him as he looks upon Eren’s emerging form, and he seems to almost whisper in shock, “Eren…”. And all he wanna do now is go back to safety. And so he does. They could have, I don’t know, put Eren on a tree and killed Annie but no, he just wanted to go away from there and put distance from danger and Eren/himself/Mikasa. Mainly Eren, I think. He has orders he has to follow, and those orders are “protect Eren with all you’ve got.“ 

He thought he had failed at protecting him but Eren’s alive. It’s a miracle. It’s hope. Eren is the exception to everyone else, because he lives.

Levi looked so stunned that Eren was actually alive, like…I bet he was already thinking that he could have done something different, could’ve done something more to save his squad and Eren, who was put in his care just a month before. He was already punishing himself with thoughts of failure and loss and defeat. He is relieved, yes, but I feel like he also can’t quite believe it. 

Either way, I think that, for someone who tries so hard to live with no regrets, Levi lives with a lot of them on his shoulders, constantly plaguing his thoughts. Proof: after so many years, he was still trying to figure out the reason why Kenny abandoned him back in the underground. 

Levi remembers all his dead comrades. And while he really doesn’t know what the best course of action is, he’s still so sensitive about deaths and emotional losses, and friends and comrades, because he’s just like that. He cares too much for his own good. He can’t not care. It’s not in his nature. And I love him for it.

anonymous asked:

What does it mean the scene between Mikasa and Eren in the chapter 50? and what's the meaning Mikasa's words to Eren and Eren to Mikasa?

Well, I can only interpret of course, but I think that this scene was greatly needed to get Mikasa and Eren on a mutual base. 

Before, they were always kinda working more against each other than with each other (emotionally speaking), but I think this scene made them more aware of what they mean to each other and what they are willing to do for each other and not only did it seem to make Mikasa more calm about Eren, because after wards she gets less and less ‘’’obsessive’’’ over him, but it also made Eren appreciate Mikasa more, because he knows her motives of caring better. 

Mikasa saying that she’s thankful for the scarf means she’s thankful for the home and family and love Eren gave her, cause we see it a few times that the scarf is used as a metaphor for that and she doesn’t just see it as a simple accessory. I can imagine Eren not really getting this metaphor really because it was so natural for him to help Mikasa out, because boy does this kid have a sense of justice. And I think that he only now really understood what’s going on between him and Mikasa and that she’s still grateful and all. 

So I think this basically means he understands the metaphor of the scarf and that he will always be willing to do this stuff for her. He’ll be there for her and help her get her life together. TBH I feel like he’s saying that more on a base of ‘That’s who I am, so of course I’ll save you again and again’ instead of an overall personal basis of ‘If it’s you I’ll always save you again and again’ (but it of course plays into it) . 

I’d have to pretend I didn’t read the chapter if I wanted to say it didn’t have a romantic motivation as well, after all we see Mikasa leaning in for a kiss. But I also think that Eren didn’t think of anything like this at the moment, but was more set on survival, while Mikasa ‘’’gave in’’’ to some ‘last words’ stuff and therefore went in for the kiss. 

But that’s just me. I hope this doesn’t come off as rude or anything, I know some people are very sensitive over this scene, because there has been a lot of fighting about it and all. With this I’m not saying anyone else is wrong!

  OUR FUTURE WILL BE A BRIGHT ONE: CHAPTER FOUR

                        eremika soulmates through time modern au

                    ( chapter one/chapter two/ chapter three/ ff.net/ ao3)


YOUANFEN

CHINESE; A relationship by fate or destiny, predestined affinity or relationship. The driving forces and causes behind yuánfèn are said to be actions done in previous incarnations

“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before - you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”

― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun


Before the clock strikes noon and his morning coffee turns cold, Eren makes a mental list of all the things he has learned about Mikasa after he spent the night in her bed.

There’s her surname on top of it and he finds it kinda funny, but she’s horrified when he points it out. There’s the fact that she comes from Charleston (“I wouldn’t take you for a Southern Belle,” he says to her and she snorts into her tea. “You mean, I’m not a lady?” she asks with a playful glint in her eyes, which leaves him biting his tongue in a hurry to assure her that yes, of course, she is, indeed, very ladylike). She admits that she had to move to Chicago because her career required that, he tries to show restraint by waiting a full minute before asking what she does for a living.

“Professional gymnastics.” She bites on her lips and blushes a little when he whistles, impressed.

“I knew you were fit,” says Eren triumphantly and she laughs at that, scrunching her nose up adorably. He wishes he could bottle up this sound and keep it always in his pocket, for rainy days.

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from-armin-to-z  asked:

Okay I'm super caffeinated right now, so: opinions on the 104th's caffeine habits? Coffee, tea, energy drinks, whatever 😁

Oh boy, here we go! I sincerely hope you enjoy!!! 

Eren is immune to caffeine at this point, which surprises most people because he isn’t a big coffee drinker. He very slowly built up a tolerance to it through soda, and then energy drinks, and those remain his two biggest sources of caffeine. He’ll drink tea on occasion. And he’ll usually only push himself over the edge and start feeling wired during finals week. 

Mikasa loves coffee in all its forms. She’s the go-to person for coffee shop recommendations, and can usually be found studying in one. She likes to say that she isn’t dependent on caffeine or coffee, and she isn’t terrible about it, but let’s just say she’s a very different person if she doesn’t have at least one cup of coffee in the morning. 

Armin really doesn’t drink all that much caffeine because he gets jittery way too quickly. The first time he tried a latte with Eren and Mikasa, he could still feel himself shaking three hours later. So he tries to stay away from it, getting his energy from music or something else. But he is a big fan of tea, and has built up a tolerance to the amount of caffeine in that and uses that as energy to power through papers and finals. 

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My Will (Part 2)

Canon-verse. [Warnings: foul language]

Levi and Mikasa have been captured by Marley and are being held as prisoners. Escape seems like an unrealistic possibility, but if the chance arises, sacrifices and choices will need to be made.

Part I: An Endless Descent  

Part 2: Planting Seeds

There are good days and there are bad days. Days where Levi and Mikasa will share laughs and days where they’ll lay in complete silence because despair gets the best of them. But one thing remains constant, and that’s each other’s support. They talk about anything and everything to pass the time, slowly stripping each other of their secrets.

“When did it get easier?” Mikasa prods him. “When did the deaths stop affecting you as much?”

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SNK Analysis: Eren's Feelings For Mikasa

I just received an anon request for my analysis of Eren’s feelings for Mikasa. This is a topic I’ve been meaning to tackle for quite a while, simply because that is a very, very interesting question. It’s been clear that from the very beginning, Mikasa has loved Eren as far more than a brother, and if you still don’t believe this by this point in the manga, I don’t have any hope whatsoever than you’ll understand any of this post. My personal belief is that she never saw him as a brother, but that’s a post for another day. I’m focusing on Eren here, not Mikasa.

Yes, she loves him. But the pressing question here is: is this a mutual relationship? Does Eren see Mikasa as a friend, family or a lover? Or is it the opposite and does he see her as an annoying, overprotective pain in his ass? Does she bother him? Was that heartfelt scene from chapter fifty Eren misinterpreting Mikasa’s words? I’m going to explore all of that.

First things first, I am going to make it perfectly clear with how I stand on his views towards Mikasa. It’s easy to see why Eren means so much to her; he did, after all, save her from a life of being nothing more than a sex toy, and offered her a home after she lost literally everything and everyone she had ever known. However, sometimes Eren can make it very difficult to see exactly how he feels about others. His motivations are constantly changing, as are the people who trigger his passionate anger. For example, his true motivation has always been vengeance. He joined the military to avenge his mother. He transformed and fought Annie to avenge Squad Levi. Now, in the manga, he wants to avenge Hannes, and has committed himself to mastering his Titan powers to achieve that goal. With him possessing such a constantly changing disposition towards others, I have come to one conclusion about the Eremika ship, even from Eren’s side: they are soul mates.

What I mean by that is, there is no one level of affection they feel for each other. They are everything from family, to best friends, to lovers, and everything in between. As many times as Eren has gotten angry at Mikasa for being protective and shot the whole ‘we’re not family’ thing back in her face, he clearly doesn’t really believe that, which has been very obvious well before chapter fifty came around.

I’m going to jump way back now, all the way to episode four, in one of Eren’s many heated encounters with Jean. Before the two hotheads can start beating the shit out of each other, Mikasa intervenes. She says nothing to Eren, she just grabs his hand and stares at him. He then looks down in shame and prepares to back off before Jean, in jealousy of Mikasa’s actions, attacks him.

This is a scene that is widely unnoticed, even by eremika shippers, but its significance is an early bit of evidence supporting the fact that, yes, Eren does care about Mikasa’s feelings. If he saw her as merely a nuisance and a bother, he’d have ripped his hand away and punched Jean in the face. The thing here is, she didn’t need to say anything. All Mikasa had to do was look at him. That’s the kind of influence that her attitude toward his actions has over him. Eren doesn’t have that kind of a relationship with anyone else, not even Armin. That is the type of bond you have with family.

Now, let’s move to episode twenty-five, where there is a scene that frankly pisses me off, but is also a huge bit of development for Eren’s way of showing just how much faith he has in Mikasa not only as family, but as a friend too. After the drama with Annie has passed, Jean, Armin and Mikasa are by Eren’s bedside. Jean and Armin drill Eren for allowing Annie to escape inside her crystal, but are called out of the room for questioning. The second they’re gone, Eren tells Mikasa that it “felt refreshing to be ripped apart” and he says how he wouldn’t have minded dying, at the time. This obviously upsets her, and Eren quickly adds that he no longer felt that way, prompting Mikasa to tell him that she was glad he came back.

As inconsiderate towards Mikasa’s feeling as this bit of dialogue seemed, it has huge meaning. Notice how Eren didn’t say this in front of Armin, just Mikasa. Mikasa is the only person Eren has that he feels he can say that kind of stuff to without fear of being judged or ridiculed. That is a best friend. Then, it goes the extra mile. Mikasa grabs his hand and bows her head in front of him. Just go back and watch that scene again, then look at the expression on Eren’s face. It’s like his eyes have been opened, like he’s seeing just how deeply Mikasa cares for him for the first time. He understands, in that instance, just what his well being means to her.

And then we come to chapter fifty of the manga, the defining moment of unparallelled fangasms and squees from eremika shippers the world over. Believing they are on death’s door, Mikasa thanks Eren for all he’s done for her, and confesses her feelings for him. She leans in for a kiss, and Eren pulls away from her to attack the Smiling Titan with his fists. Okay. For some reason, this scene has gotten two very different interpretations by the fandom. Some think that this is merely Eren rebuffing Mikasa’s advancement, or simply being too bullheaded to understand what she truly meant. Others, myself included, see this as Eren telling her in his own way “yes, I understand what you mean and yes, I love you, too.”

Why do I see it this way? Honestly, how many of us can say with a straight face that Eren would come out and in plain words say, “I love you”? He wouldn’t. Eren is a character that is fueled by anger and action, not words. He shows his feeling through what he does. And seconds after Mikasa tells him the truth about her feelings for him, he punched a fucking Titan with his bare hand. This was not a display of ignorance, but of defiance. In that second, Eren realized just what Mikasa meant to him as well, and he wasn’t going to let it end like that. He was going to do anything he could to ensure Mikasa lived to see another day. After all those years, she finally needed his protection, and he gave it to her. That is true love.

And as beautiful as this scene is, there’s still more to talk about. In the direct aftermath of Mikasa being taken away by the medics to have her ribs looked at, there is yet another scene with Jean. In it, there is a bit of the typical, snippy dialogue you’d expect in an interaction between Eren and Jean, but it changes in an instant when Jean says “I saved your precious Mikasa”. He’s referring to chapter forty-nine, when he saves Mikasa from being eaten after she is grabbed by a Titan while trying to save Eren. Jean was probably expecting a smart-ass remark from Eren, but then he does something nobody expected: he thanks Jean.

This means so much, on so many levels. Mikasa was snatched up by a Titan directly after making a dive for Eren, but missing by mere inches when Bertholdt ducked out of the way. If Jean hadn’t saved her, Eren would have had to have watched her die, literally feet away, helpless to do anything. Look at his face. He knows Jean is right. If he hadn’t acted, Eren would have lost her before he even got a chance to see her one last time, and he knows just how much he owes Jean, even if they don’t get along. This is a turning point in not only Eren’s relationship with Mikasa, but his maturity as a whole.

Some people like to say that their relationship seems to have regressed back to what it once was, now that the immediate danger of the Shifters has passed for the time being. I disagree. In chapter fifty-three, Eren reacts to Mikasa’s protectiveness differently than he would have under normal circumstances. He now understands why she is the way she is. He has realized that he is what gives her strength, and he doesn’t bite her head off about it. In all honesty, Eren’s anger toward Mikasa has always been nothing more than an inferiority complex. He’s always resented the fact that she’s had to protect him all their lives, but now he’s learning to accept it. This all takes be back to my main point: their relationship is complex, and has many facets to it.

Are they family? To a point, yes. They’re not family in the sense of considering each other to be siblings, but they share a bond far, far deeper than friendship. They are family in the sense that they are all each other has left in the world, but it’s not the kind of 'family’ that makes it incest. At the same time, they also trust each other like best friends would. They can tell each other deeply personal thoughts without a fear of being judged or ridiculed. And finally, yes, Eren does indeed love Mikasa, on a romantic level.

As I said: they are soul mates. They share every kind of bond there is, and it all leads to one final conclusion: they have a mutual codependency for each other. By this point in the series, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that if Eren lost Mikasa, he’d be just as devastated as Mikasa was when she thought he had died. Their relationship is beautiful, complex, and best of all, it is mutual.

I hope this is what you wanted, anon. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I wholeheartedly believe that I have been blessed with the greatest OTP in the entire fandom.

Salty Waves (Eremika Week Day 7)

Summary: Eren introduces Mikasa to the ocean for the first time.

Rating: K+ | Words: 1627 | Read on AO3  FF.net

A/N: (MANGA SPOILERS WARNING). Sort of AU where the Survey Corps don’t all reach the ocean together and Eren wants to show Mikasa the ocean on his own. Thank you all for reading my works for Eremika Week 2017! This was the first time I’ve ever participated in something like this, so thank you :)

Salty Waves:

She can hear the sound of crashing waves behind her. They are faint, but it a sound she has never before, and she listens intently. A select few are enjoying the warm sand and gentle waves while she stands here with the other members of the Survey Corps, keeping an eye out of any titans.

She longs to know what it looks like, how salty the water is, how the sand feels beneath her feet. But this is something Eren and Armin must discover first. After all, this has something that has bonded her two dearest friends together. She wonders what they must be feeling right now.

The others are quiet, probably imagining what their first glimpse of the ocean will be as well. She closes her eyes briefly as well, trying to imagine what it all looks like. She thinks of large rivers and rippling streams, but she knows it must be something bigger than what she has ever imagined.

“Mikasa, it’s your turn,” comes a familiar voice.

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anonymous asked:

What if Isayama accepted adding a kiss between Eremika in chapter 12 since all they have been doing are scenes of that ship?

Originally posted by imthehuman

To be honest I don’t think Isayama would agree on that. In my opinion it would just change everything. You can’t expect to kiss and then carry on like nothing happened, right? Unless they decide to create this whole romance in the next seasons which I don’t think they will.

As i said before, I used to really ship eremika, but after reading the manga and reading people’s thoughts and trying to understand better these characters I just don’t see it. Yes, she loves him A LOT, but it just feels weird that everything she does, decides, thinks,  depends on Eren in some kind of way. I really like the relationship they have now, I would like to see for once a “brother”\”sister” ( in this case that they are not related of course) relationship that doesn’t end with a romance. 

Just to be clear, I want all of them happy. I’m not saying “ oh I dont like Mikasa and Eren because I would like to see her with Levi”, hell no, I would like to see Mikasa decide what she wants. Levi, Eren, Armin, Jean, or even if she wants to be alone I’M FINE WITH THAT, I don’t want anything to be forced.