SNK Readthrough: Volume 12 Part 14
The Shifters have survived and are recovering on the wall of Shiganshina, precisely where the story began 50 chapters ago.
Ymir has saved Reiner and Bertolt, and now decides to return with them to their village where she will face execution. Bert and Reiner are puzzled. Why would she do this?
Ymir explains that she is simply repaying the debt. If they hadn’t gone on the mission to destroy the wall 5 years ago, she’d still be stuck in an endless nightmare.
Bert responds sadly, “Thank you, Ymir. I’m sorry.”
Bert and Reiner look grief stricken and horrified. The events of the last 24 hours have been awful for them both physically and emotionally. Reiner has had to leave the comfort of his “soldier” mind and confront the “warrior” within him. Bertholt had to face the pain he caused Connie and Jean with his betrayal and lies.
Now Ymir has saved their lives. There is no way they will turn Ymir over to her death. And there’s also no way Ymir is going to die without a fight.
Ymir’s concern is keeping Historia alive. She isn’t sure which side is going to win the conflict. At the moment, she feels that Historia is safest within the Walls. But Historia isn’t truly safe until the conflict is resolved.
Ymir is powerful and cunning. I believe she is gathering the information she needs to save Historia.