Man Vs Titan
Also I’m still playing around with Schneeple’s character, sorry if it seems a little off to any canon-characteristics. And excuse the terrible writing of the German accent!
Warnings!: Swearing, needles, violence, mentions abuse, angst, a little fluff, a little discrimination (I mean no offense when I use terms in these fics. These are demons I’m writing.)
Schneeplestein was quiet as he gently patched over the scratches and bruises on your arm. His eyes were focused, hard as stone and just as cold.
You knew where his mind was. What he must think when you come to see him covered in a few hand-print coloration’s.
And you knew where this conversation, once started, would end up going.
You sat in silence. Not wanting to be the first one to break the quiet, like always.
But your promise of quiet was cut short when the Doctor washed over a rather brightly colored bruise.
“It iz like clockwork.” Schneeple sighed. His voice emotionless. “You leave healthy and unbroken, a smile on zat lovely face. But zen you return bruized and injured. And I zould have to patch you up.”
You looked at him firmly. “He isn’t abusing me, Schneeple. He’s a titan. We’ve established this many times. He has never hurt me intentionally.”
“Your vounds zay othervise.” Schneeple growled, lifting your arm up a little to prove his point as you winced.
“We had a rough night. You get a little rough sometimes.” You reminded him and the Doctor rolled his eyes. Finally looking up at you.
“But I do not leave bruizes, Bärchen. Not unvess you ask.” He winked and returned to soothing the swelling on your arms.
You smiled a little. Conversations like these you tried to keep an air of humor in it. You knew the Doctor disapproved of your relationship with the titan. And made certain to further state that point whenever he came across the other man.
Even going as far as standing up for you when A made you upset.
“You unnerve him you know.” You said playfully, but quietly. “There aren’t a lot of people who stand against him so freely.”
That made Schneeple’s mouth twitch in a small smile. His eyes glittered mischievously. “I am a Doctor. My priority iz my patients. No undersized Hulk can scare me from looking after my favorite patient.”
He leaned over and pressed a lingering kiss to your cheek. His stubble scratching lightly when he paused to nuzzle your neck before returning to work.
You smiled and went to say something when a very loud banging echoed through the house. It sounded like someone was knocking, but with enough strength to shatter the wooden frame.
“It zeems your other lover haz followed you.” The Doctor growled. Your eyes widened when you heard A holler something through the front door. Unnerving you further when Schneeple’s eyes started to glow a deep green.
“Let me talk to him before you two start fighting.” You insisted. Standing and walking out the room before Schneeple had a chance to protest.
You went to the front door and pulled it open just as A was about to start “knocking” again.
“Where is he?” He growled. The veins in his neck were already bulging and turning black.
“A, you know you’re not allowed here.” You said firmly. But you could feel your courage start to fade as A’s eyes darkened and he started growling.
Apocalypse had never raised a hand against you. Only once had his massive hands struck you, but that had been on accident. When the two of you were out and some punks tried to hit on you. A had swung his fist, and one man had pulled you in front of him just as A’s fist crunched against your ribs. Schneeple had never trusted the titan again after A carried your broken body to the Doctor.
“I don’t give a flying fuck about it.” A snarled, his entire chest vibrating from the sound. “But that fucker is starting to piss me off! He’s fucking trying to put you against me.”
You furrowed your eyebrows in confusion. How did A know about Schneeple’s attempts to sway you into breaking it off with A? It wasn’t something you publicly told the titan. Bloodshed was assured if you did.
Seeing your confusion, A withdrew his phone. His hands shook as he attempted to not crush it from his anger.
“That Nazi punk has sent me fucking threats! And if he thinks he’s fucking scaring me then he has another thing coming!” A’s voice was rising in volume. The air around you shook with his fury and already you could see his body mass expanding.
“A, calm down-”
“Ves, lizten to (y/n), A. You are becoming unstable. I vould hate to use vorce in vy own home.” Schneeple stood a few steps behind you. His hand clasped behind his back as he locked a piercing green glare on the titan.
His iris’ seemed to be glowing as he glanced at you. Flicking over your body to see if there was any harm.
A moved past you. His hand almost tender as he pushed you aside.
He stormed towards the Doctor, looming over him like a mountain as he spoke through a clenched jaw.
“You don’t order me around, German freak.” A snarled. You glimpsed the seams of his shirt beginning to stretch. Even with the elastic material, A still managed to tear his clothes upon growing bigger.
You hurried forward and stepped between them. Your back was to Schneep and your hands were pressed firmly against A’s chest, trying to move him back a little.
“A, please don’t-”
“Stay out of this, (y/n)!” A barked. His hand grasping your arm in an iron grip and yanked you to the side. You yelped when his hold squeezed one of the bruises.
Schneeple’s gaze flared brighter and his lips pulled back in a snarl as A released you.
“Don’t you dare hurt them!” Schneeple bellowed. His stature changing from passive to aggressive within moments. “You have done enough damage to zem, you monzter! You are nothin’ but an abomination. You do not dezerve their kindness! Dare to touch them again and I will make your life mizerable.”
A bristled with anger. His knuckles popping as he clenched and stretched his fists.
“You are nothing but an ant! You think you can beat me? HA! I’d like to see you try,” A bellowed with wicked amusement. His lips pulled back in a sneering grin.
Schneeple scoffed and nodded. “Then letz not disappoint you, friend.”
A’s eyes widened in surprise for a moment, but they crinkled with dark joy as he lifted his fist and swung.
But Schneeplestein was faster. He ducked under the titan’s attack, lunging forward and his hands flew from behind his back. Two syringes plunged into A’s left calf and the Doctor pressed down on them. Filling A’s bloodstream with the contents.
This all happened within a second, a blink of an eye, and all you managed to see was A swing and Schneeple’s white coat blur as he moved.
You didn’t see what happened until A suddenly swayed and Schneeple stepped back. Moving you with him as Apocalypse stumbled into a wall and crashed to the floor.
Your hand covered your mouth and you ran to A’s side. Dropping to your knees and checking for a pulse.
“What did you do?” You exclaimed. Fear and shock coloring your voice.
“Do not vorry, he iz fine.” The Doctor assured you. Keeping his distance from the fallen titan. “I injected a mixture of sedatives and toxins into his body. He vill be out for a minute or two before the sedatives wear off. But the toxins vill stay in hiz bloodstream for some time. Hopefully he vill begin to take me seriously when he vakes.”
You stared at Schneeple, unsure what to make of what he just said. You knew Schneeple was cunning. He had an air of deception about him at times. But to come up with something that would fall A was beyond your assumptions of the Doctor.
The two of you stayed near Apocalypse. His body spasmed at times, sweat covered his body as he twitched and groaned in his sleep.
Which Schneeplestein explained was the toxins working through his body. He was in pain and would be so for a few days until it all left his body.
Finally, A’s eyes opened and he groaned. The sound more a growl than one of pain.
He didn’t notice your hand on his until he went to move and his dark gaze found you.
“Are you veeling better? Calm?” Schneeple asked. Not a trace of concern in his tone as A stood, wobbling a little as he used the wall for support. “(Y/n), I think it would be better for you to stay away from Apocalypse until he is in a better mind.”
A snarled and his hand wrapped around yours. Pulling you behind him as Schneeple outstretched his hand towards you. Both glared at each other and Schneeple lowered his hand.
“Do you need another dose?” The Doctor asked with a raised eyebrow.
A’s body shook violently and you leapt forward to balance him as he bent over in pain. Your eyes were wide as you saw his eyes screw shut and his lips were firmly closed to stop himself from crying out.
“You…will not…touch them.” A managed to spit through the pain. “You…fucking… freak!”
Schneeple sighed and withdrew another syringe from his coat pocket. Giving it a testing squeeze as the mixture spurted out of the needle.
“It seems you have not learnt your vesson.” Schneeplestein said as he stepped forward. But you stepped into his path, shielding A from Schneeple’s gaze.
“(Y/n), my dear, move please.” The Doctor instructed. His gaze and voice lowering and becoming gentle again.
You shook your head, glaring at the Doctor as if you were scolding him.
“A has had enough. He’s going to leave.”
“I’m…not going…anywhere.” A growled, forcing himself to straighten. Despite the agony he was currently feeling. “Not… without…you.”
You looked up at A as he said this. His voice, though strained, held something more than anger or hate. It was something along the lines of concern.
“She is safer vith me than you, Frankenstein.” Schneeple scoffed, but pocketed the syringe. Turning back to you, the glow in his eyes settled. “My Dear, it iz still my appointed day. And thiz monster haz been taught a lesson. Let him lick hiz vounds. Perhaps he will know now to treat you properly.”
“You think I fucking hurt them on purpose?” A said, regaining some strength in his voice.
“I have zeen the vounds you leave. You abuse them!”
A scoffed, but his gaze flickered to you. “I do not do it on purpose you German fuck. I am not some fucking puppy! I was made to destroy. My strength is not something I can control.”
“Zen perhaps you do not deserve them!” Schneeple shouted. “Zey took you as a lover vor your personality. But I do not zee a man, I zee a bomb just waiting to explode. And zey will be the one to get hurt!”
A said nothing. His eyes were as black as pitch and the veins in his neck and arms were pulsing with dark power.
Just as you were about to step between them again, A stormed away. Barging through the open door and slamming it shut.
In his passing, he snatched his phone from your hand and you glimpsed the sullen look on his face. He said nothing as he left.
Schneeple stayed close to you until he was sure the titan had left. He sighed heavily and looked up at you.
“Don’t.” You snapped and Schneeple took a step back. His head hanging low.
“I didn’t vish to use that on him. But he needed to learn.”
You shook your head and went towards your shared bedroom. Slamming it shut and sitting yourself on the bed, running your hands over your face to clear the shakiness in them.
How were you going to survive with these two?