We Who Found Home
Attack on Titan: Mad Max AU
Title: We Who Found Home
Characters: Hanji Zoe x Levi
Genre: Romance / Action / Angst
This is my Levihan Secret Santa Gift for @the-hunter-eren! Happy Holidays! I have for you the Mad Max AU you requested :) I hope you like it!!
He who has tried it knows
How cruel is
Sorrow as a companion
To the one who has few
The path of exile holds him,
Not at all twisted gold.
- The Wanderer
He had sand in his mouth.
The coarse grains grated against his gums, and spread, a fine layer of grit over his tongue. He clenched his jaw, wrenching the wheel to the right. Dry granules scraped and cracked between his teeth. There was no time to rinse his mouth. Not when they were being pursued.
Pursuit wasn’t unusual. Not for them. They, who lived the life of nomads. Ever crossing the sand. They never stayed in one place for long. Because they’d yet to find it – the object of their all searching. A place of their own.
They searched, they fought, they fled. And they would continue to do so until they found the place where the earth could be made to sustain them. A home.
Dragging his sleeve over his mouth, Levi rubbed at the sand
caking his lips. It fluttered down. Gold grains caught the light.
Without warning, his car jerked suddenly and violently to the right. Slamming his boot down on the brake pad was instinctive. Yanking back at the gear shift while simultaneously banking a hard right was a learned skill. The engine wailed. He was stuck.
Rusty chains attached his vehicle to one of the monstrosities that pursued them. Wistven vehicles were all angles. Because of the flat steel plates that decorated their surfaces, the cars were both heavy and strong. It was the sharp blades that lined their sides which made them deadly. At the front of each vehicle was a mounted harpoon, and behind it, a mound of coiled chain.
It was that very chain, attached to the heavy spear that pierced his vehicle’s hull, which was dragging him out of formation. Tires spun over loose sand as he slid to the side. The chains hummed and snapped taught. His car shuddered. The vehicle on the other side of the chains fishtailed, then steadied once more.