Eren knows that Levi has never been one for romantic things. Never saying romantic things or taking Eren to romantic places, that was kind of Eren’s job. They’ve never had a verbal conversation about it but they didn’t have to for Eren to understand his boyfriend.
His favorite thing is whenever Levi’s had a long day and he takes to playing with Eren’s hair. Doesn’t matter if Eren is laying on Levi’s lap, sitting in front of him on the floor while Levi braids it or if he just reaches over whenever they’re studying together while he plays with his absentmindedly while reading.
So it doesn’t surprise him when they’re sharing Levi’s small, twin sized dorm bed that can barely fit both of them, but they find a way to make it work. Always do. Levi’s fingers are combing through his hair gently and he’s humming softly. He does that, Eren’s noticed but never when he thinks Eren is listening.
“God, you don’t even know what you do to me,” he murmurs and Eren tries his hardest not to crack a smile. “You’re such a little shit and a huge pain in the ass — you’re so fucking stubborn, and I thought Hange was stubborn.”
This was not going the way that Eren was expecting it to and he’s about to say something, but stops when Levi continues. “But that’s more to you that I like. I hate that I can’t say these things to your face when you’re awake and I know that you know that I really do like you and care for you, but fuck, you don’t even know the half of it, Eren.” His lips press to Eren’s forehead in a ghost of a kiss.
“You’re so amazing and charming, how you fell for some unemotional asshole like me, well, I’d like to know but I don’t want to challenge it. You make me so happy. The happiest I’ve been in my whole life. There’s no one that makes me feel the way you do. So safe and warm and loved.”
Eren swears that he could break out in tears at any moment. “There’s sometimes this ache in my chest when I look at you. When I see that determined look in your eye before a test, that shining look of astonishment and curiosity whenever we travel to the aquarium. You never cease to amaze me.” His fingers brush over Eren’s cheek and his jaw, stilling when Eren wiggles a little.
“The ache confuses me because it’s a good one. Nothing that makes me feel sad or fearful. It’s always there whenever you look at me with your dazzling smile, whenever you stare at me with that admiration that I will never understand. God, my beautiful, darling Eren,” his words drop to a softer whisper, “you deserve so much more than me but I can never let you go because I’m selfish and…”
He pauses and Eren almost wants to hold his breath as he waits. “I think I’m in love with you.”
Eren takes that as cue to open his eyes, turning his head to face Levi with a soft smile. Before the other can say anything or try to defend himself, Eren presses his lips to Levi in a kiss that says his words better than he could verbally.
And Levi melts into it, hands cradling Eren’s face as if it was the most precious thing in the world. There was nothing Levi would change, almost glad that Eren had been awake to hear everything he said and even his confession and he didn’t need Eren to say anything to know he felt the same.
When Annabeth finally pulled back, Percy was expecting her to be speechless, or to say something exceptionally complimentary, like, ‘Wow, Percy, you’re an awesome kisser. Let’s stay in this bubble and make out forever.’
Instead, she glanced up and said, “How long is this air bubble going to last?”
He gaped at her. “Uh… I dunno. As long as I want it to?”
“Really?” She looked back at him, and he felt a little better when he noticed that her cheeks were flushed. “You don’t seem to be concentrating very hard.”
What he wanted to say was something like, ‘Yeah, you’re a little distracting.’ He was slightly afraid of what she’d say in reply to that, though, so instead Percy said, “What?”
“I just mean…” Annabeth waved her arms around her head in a gesture that Percy found absolutely adorable. “Keeping this sustained takes a lot of power, and you’re making it look easy.”
He smirked at her. “Well, I am pretty powerful.”
Annabeth laughed and looped her hands back around his neck, drawing him close. “Oh, are you?”
“Yeah, I’m kind of a big deal. Some might even say I’m a hero…”
“I’d say you’re a Seaweed Brain,” she said, rolling her eyes. Her little giggle sort of ruined the show of exasperation, though. “You know, we are going to run out of air eventually.”
“I can just make another bubble.”
She looked impressed. “Can you?”
Annabeth grinned. “Okay, well either way, let’s make the most of this bubble while it lasts.”
And before Percy could say another word, she was kissing him again.
And right then, with the girl he loved in his arms, their friends waiting for them on shore, his mom happy at home and his city safe, he was pretty much the happiest he’d ever been.
Hey Ally! I love your art and have been lurking your blog for who knows how long now. Can you please tell me about the coffee support thing? I'd love to support, since I'm fortunate enough to live in a country where I get paid by the state to get educated, and your art always makes me happy! -Danish anon
hello dear danish anon!!!!! ko-fi is a site where u can choose to donate money in multiples of three to support content creators like me! every $3 is enough to buy me one coffee, hence the catch phrase of the site!
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Here’s another fic for my birthday week! This is a single parents AU bc duh. Don’t forget that I’ve got a new multi-chap fic coming out Wednesday, and you can find sneak peeks somewhere in my writing tag for it!
Thank you so much to seawedebrain for being a hella awesome beta. I would be garbage without you, Shay.
say the word, and we’ll find a way
It must be the hormones that are driving her crazy because she’s not usually one to openly drool over a very hot guy.
But goddamn, this guy is gorgeous. He’s
tall, and he has black hair. And good god, he must work out every
single day because he’s fucking ripped and she wonders what his arms
would feel like if they were holding her up against the wall while he—
She takes a sip of her water. Yep. It’s definitely the hormones.