Okay let’s take a look at the parent’s “love” stories in shingeki no kyojin
- two persecuted minorities meet ‘on the run’, fall in love and marry.
- mysterious outcast guy comes to thewalls out of nowhere and cures the cute waitress from a deadly disease, they marry.
- prostitute from the underground gets pregnant inconveniently, but wants to keep the child. Did she even know who the father was?
- everyone is dead
February 8, 2015
Sky Full of Stars Pairing: Levi x Eren
Setting: Post-66 (Implied), Canon Divergence
“I dream of those still, you know- the outside of thewalls… the
freedom, the vastness, and, everything new yet strange. I dream of the absurd
and the peculiar slowly integrating itself to the normalcy that should be, if
there weren’t any titans…” he mused out loud, looking up at the stars
too far to reach even as a titan. “It’s a good dream to have… a fleeting
peace within warring thoughts.” Eren finished, voice quiet and expression
Levi should’ve been watching the stars with him. Instead, his sombre
gaze was focused on the small smile on Eren’s lips. And despite being
Humanity’s Strongest Soldier, it was daunting how easy it was to understand and
accept that the vision itself was a relief-
-a simple joy
-and a peculiar calmness settling itself on Levi’s chest as he watched
Eren without the angry, determined lines of when he met him, as well as the
crazed look of hopeless futility that held the shifter down even without the
chains just recently.
Because this was just Eren, not the avenger whose mother was eaten, nor
the Eren who wasn’t necessary to happen. And right now, he too was just Levi.
Then, gunmetal orbs slowly slid up to watch Eren so closely that the
green-eyed shifter found himself looking elsewhere again. Because Eren
thinks he does not have the strength to answer those narrow and knowing eyes
that looked as if it was okay to lose himself for a moment
The reality was much bleaker. After all, he just does not have the
strength to answer the quiet power with his meagre one. The silence stretched
before he decided to speak again, for Levi’s mouth was shut tight and grim.
“But…” he murmured finally, eyes losing focus as he delved
into a deep guarded feeling that he’s just now willing to unlock. He owes Levi
that much. “The changes… the reality. You who is important… my friends
who have grounded me back despite [me] not being necessary…” he paused,
taking a calming breath. “In the end, presently, when the war is won and
the blade is dull in your hands…”
Levi’s nails dug into his palms as he watched Eren pause, sure that the
shifter wasn’t afraid to say the words out loud…
… sure he was just afraid to tell them to Levi.
He let Eren compose himself, because even though he doesn’t want to hear
them, it will still hang over his head in a more painful ache hovering like
death when unspoken. It was inevitable… this was war and there are scars you
“My peace will not be in finding those strange places…” Eren
started again, slowly turning his head to face Levi.
There was a calmness in his features Levi couldn’t explain… a strange
tranquility he knew would make him say yes. Because he knows what Eren will
ask… knows he would too, if he was in Eren’s shoes. Because they were alike
just like that, where it matters. So Levi let Eren lift his hand,
wordlessly pressing cold lips on cold fingers.
Eren moved the back of Levi’s hands across his mouth in a whisper
of a kiss.
“Let me die using these… let me sleep well and forever.”
Eren implored and he looked satisfied to have said his wish, like he did not
ask Levi of a burden that shouldn’t be asked of anyone. Those same treacherous
lips of his curled into a wry smile. “Maybe in another life… a better
one… we’ll wake up somehow and we’ll be free to realize that dream
together.” he suggested, as if a make-believe will make his wish less
heavier than it is. But…
“There’s no other life.”
Levi answered promptly instead, turning his hand so it’s pressing against that
mouth that had violated Levi’s dream of the same boundless sky with this same
brat walking with him past those walls, quiet and calm and normal. He pressed firmly, as if to stop it from speaking any more than that.
“There’s no better life either. There’s only now. I don’t care if you’re
unsatisfied with just this. After all, this life is shitty. But you forget we’re
still here while others have wasted away. We’re still here, and we’re still
Levi didn’t claim he was poetic, but he had hoped for better words…
words that are more convincing- words that will so completely reach for Eren’s
heart and grasp it firmly, imprisoning him into this life they did not ask.
Yet somehow, for some reason, Eren looked shocked, as if he understood
what Levi meant. They’re still here. There’s still peace with just them,
sitting like that and stargazing- after everything.
There’s still peace with just them, amidst the bloody chaos of this
bound world of theirs.
Ultimately though, he knows Eren’s peace still comes with a high price-
one that will let him truly be free from the shackles of this life, as if the
tall walls weren’t enough.
His fingers slid to caress Eren’s cheeks, expression softening when Eren
leaned to his touch and closed his eyes. Levi thinks he’ll treasure this, just
like this. Even after this very hand and his dulled blade had forced those
precious eyes to never open again-
-never open any more to see this sky full of stars.
Despite Levi’s thoughts, Eren had still smiled to himself, hand trapping
Levi’s with a light touch. He did not see the way Levi’s mouth curled in
response. Felt it instead in the way Levi brushed a finger across his closed
“We’re still here.” Eren confirmed quietly. “We’re still