Blue Eyes; II
Levi’s tears vanish but Erwin’s blue eyes don’t - when Levi
attends junior high school and meets those eyes again, in the hallway,
everything’s overwhelming - he wonders, if Erwin remembers his eyes
He learns that Erwin’s family came back, just this
semester, not knowing if Levi’s family had moved. It’s awkward, Erwin’s
so tall suddenly, his voice is different too, but his eyes are the same - Levi reads past adventures in their depth.
spend time again, meet outside or at Erwin’s home - it’s normal,
they’re friends, surely nothing more - Levi tells himself.
for how quick Levi’s heart’s beating whenever they meet, when Erwin
smiles, touches Levi’s shoulder or says “wow, I’m proud of you” when
Levi passes that exam he was so afraid of - all because of Erwin’s help.
They watch movies, play
video games and study together - Levi stays one night, sleeps in
Erwin’s bed, Erwin on the floor - neither of them falls asleep. At home, Levi doesn’t wash the shirt he slept in, keeps it in his own
bed, because it smells like Erwin.
A few weeks later, when
Levi stays overnight again, they fall asleep next to each other on
Erwin’s bed, when Levi wakes up, Erwin’s hand’s on his - Levi closes his
eyes and doesn’t go back to sleep.
When everything’s dark, when it’s loud at home - Levi thinks of him, sees magical stones and leaves and a blue so warm he’ll melt under its gaze.