Dedicated to my hardworking beta @pasdechat who has long suffered over Daemon au but now is Free. Thank you!
Summary: Some truths that Nozomi has always known: The sun rises in the East, the merfolk live alone, and gifts have a price. Enter Eli. Word Count: 10625
Every night for the week up until Ayase Eli got on the boat, it rained like Heaven was falling and slick, expanding clouds draped the world in a shimmering grey.
The moment she puts her shoe on the gangplank, her first step into her consigned fate, the moon comes out from behind those thunderous clouds with a ghostly blue halo like the touch of worlds above, and there’s a purple shimmer on the horizon; a tiny sunset.
“No. She hasn’t left her room since we returned last night.”
“Gods… it’s almost noon. That can’t be healthy.”
Selena and Beruka stood outside the door to Camilla’s chambers, conversing in low voices. They had no wish to disturb their princess, especially not now. Ever since Corrin betrayed us for Hoshido, Lady Camilla hasn’t been the same. The thought of the distress that Camilla’s wayward sibling had caused was enough to make Selena’s teeth clench. “We need to talk to her.”
“She doesn’t want to talk.” Even Beruka’s usually inscrutable face betrayed her worry as she spoke. This sort of behavior was unlike their mistress.
pasdechat Here’s a little something just for you ^^
Title: The Shy Girl Who Had No Friends
There once was a shy little girl who had no friends. She had just moved to Japan from Russia, you see, and even though she understood Japanese really well, she was laughed at and made fun of whenever she tried to speak it.
The shy girl with no friends had a secret that she couldn’t tell anyone. She had a secret crush on a cute, but mischievous girl who had lots of friends. Whenever the shy girl tried to approach her cute crush, those loud and boisterous friends seemed to tighten their circle and shut her out. It made the shy girl extremely sad, and everyday she watched the cute girl from a distance.
One day, the shy little girl with no friends decided that she really wanted to show her feelings to her cute, mischievous crush. But how could she do that without running into the other girl’s friends? She couldn’t write a letter because she wasn’t certain of the proper lettering and she didn’t want to be laughed at.
Eventually, the shy girl decided that she would draw something. She drew a little comic about a shy kitsune with no friends and a cute, mischievous tanuki that had lots of friends. In her comic, the shy kitsune watched from behind a tree, sad and lonely, as the tanuki played with all her friends. The shy kitsune watched and cried to herself, ‘chika…’.
After the comic was done, the shy girl with no friends placed it in the cute, mischievous girl’s locker when no one was looking. She wanted to see if her secret crush would like the comic. If maybe she could convey her feeling of wanting to be friends in that way. If maybe her cute crush would notice her…
The next day, the shy girl with no friends noticed something. There, on her cute crush’s desk, was another comic just like the one she drew. In this new comic, the tanuki was by herself for once and noticed the kitsune watching her
play, and even though all the kitsune could say was ‘chika’, the tanuki
didn’t mind at all, and they played together for a long time.
Before long, the shy girl and the mischievous girl were exchanging comics everyday. The story of the kitsune and tanuki evolved day after day, until they were very close friends. The shy girl still didn’t have any friends, but she felt that she had a special relationship with her cute crush, who she loved more and more as the days passed.
Then one day, the shy girl drew one last comic. In her comic, the shy kitsune gave the tanuki a cute little kiss and a cute little silent confession that was an unmistakable declaration of love.
The shy girl waited and waited for the return comic that would tell her if the tanuki returned the kitsune’s love…but it never came. One day passed, two, three…nothing. And then…the cute, mischievous girl approached the shy girl who had no friends for the first time…and responded to her confession with a cute little kiss and a cute little declaration of love.
And the cute, mischievous girl was still cute and still mischievous, but the shy girl who had no friends now had not only one dear friend, but one wonderful beloved as well.
It is long into the night when Nozomi slowly rises to her feet, turns to Eli with a lazy grin, and holds out her hand in an invitation. With a quick search through her phone for a proper song first, Eli takes Nozomi’s hand after and they soon fall into an easy rhythm with each other as they often do, swaying around their living room with practiced ease. Eli begins to feel that familiar feeling take over as she focuses solely on Nozomi, turning lightheaded and giddy, almost dizzy with the intensity of what she feels.
Even here, in their small apartment they’ve squeezed into to save money, where their light hangs low from the ceiling and their decades old fridge is always faintly humming in the background, where they aren’t sure what tomorrow will bring except each other, Eli would never want to be anywhere else unless Nozomi is there.
She doesn’t push him away — not even when he links his fingers through hers or kisses her cheek or sits so that their shoulders are touching or leans his head against hers — not like how she pushes the others away. She wants his warmth, his smile, the bright blues of his eyes, the shy flush of his cheeks, the love he gives and gives and gives. Annie holds his hand, her fingers trembling because she’s so afraid of him slipping away, as they watch the sun set and the day come to an end.
seasonal headcanon (winter, spring, summer, or fall)
Levi is a grumpy old man and he always seems to find something he dislikes in each season. Summer is too hot and he’s sweaty and gross. Winter is too cold and his bones ache and then if he bundles up he gets sweaty and gross. Spring makes everyone sneeze and that’s nasty. Fall is when all the trees drop their stupid leaves everywhere and there’s a lot of raking and cleaning to be done.
Winter he especially hated because winter in the underground is just horrible.
But then he joins the Legion and there’s much less fighting in the winter. And Petra makes mulled wine in the winter. And there’s more sleeping in, under heavy blankets, and it’s actually pretty nice that when his nose gets cold Petra kisses it warm. Even if he says that’s really annoying and so Petra does it even more often, even when his nose isn’t cold.
Levi likes winter now.
Petra also likes winter because Levi wears these kind of heavy sweaters without an undershirt and she finds a special charm in being able to just slip her hand under his sweater and touch his skin. No buttons or undershirts. Her hands get cold a lot and his abs are a very special furnace.
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The request was for anything as long as it was sfw
The first time he sees Petra, it is the color or her hair that catches his eyes as she rushes past, the pale red strands falling neatly to her waist once she slows her pace. Levi watches her form, noting the easy way she carries herself and the hint of a smile playing on her lips as she makes her way through the courtyard.