All These Things I Can’t Remember
A/N: Toying with the idea of love that transcends death. Hopefully this doesn’t come out like a Porco/Historia crackship thing.
Word Count: 2,365
They say the memories don’t come back all at once. He hates that they ambush him at the strangest times. He can be eating or just staring off into space when a memory hits, a flashback of things that someone else experienced but the visions all appear as if he had seen them with his own eyes.
“Do they ever stop?” he asks Pieck one day.
“Aw, you can’t handle it?” Pieck teases. She’s resting on the couch in that strange way she has, curled up more like a cat than a person. “Poor Pokko.”
Normally he’d be irritated at the annoying nickname but the memories have been plaguing him ever since he became the Jaw Titan. It’s so strange, seeing these memories that should belong to someone else. “All these things I’m seeing,” he says, “they’re all of these things I can’t remember…these things I shouldn’t remember because I’ve never seen them before…but somehow they’re my memories now.”
“They are,” Pieck says, sitting up. She’s more serious now. She leans against the arm of the chair. She has that calm and sleepy look that she always but that glimmer in her eyes that she typically has whenever she discusses Titan affairs. “It’s a natural memory transfer that happens to everyone after the Titan power is shifted to someone new. Don’t worry about it so much. You’ll get used to it.”
“If you say so,” he says, not quite believing her.