You opened your eyes to the soft morning day light as the words woke you up from a peaceful nap. You sat up slowly and stretched your arms wincing up at Eren as the young man smiled at you.
“[Name], you have got to stop sneaking off to take naps after morning training, the Corporal is going to do something about it one day you know?”
“I know!” You replied happily before a yawn escaped your lips.
You stood up in a jiff and slapped Eren’s shoulder playfully. He’d always go look for you whenever you went missing after morning drills. You would pull out all the exercises perfectly and then you’d disappear to your favorite oak tree outside the headquarters of the Scouting Legion. Before you had started opting for the escape option, you’d go hang out with Levi at his office. Somehow and at some point after you joined the recon corps the Corporal had taken a liking to your company, especially when you helped him with the dreaded papers. Whenever Levi didn’t have work with Hanji or Erwin, he’d ask you out to join him to kill his boredom. That all changed though.
“So he called for me or something? You usually take longer to come fetch me~” You spoke merrily as Eren walked you back to the headquarters.
“He did, he was angry you refused to go see him and all.” Eren replied grinning softly at you and then going on to look at you with a worried expression. “He really likes you [Name], so why don’t you just put everything behind you and go see him?”
“…It’s not about putting everything behind me… it’s just that I don’t think he’d want to see me after what I did”
“But he does, he asks for you every day…in his own particular way, but he does.”
You’d done something stupid actually. It had been so stupid, you were sure the gods in the heavens had cried at your stupidity. It was worth it though; you’d never regret it no matter how dumb your actions had been.
“Fine, I’ll go say hello to the Corporal” You took the decision and decided to sprint ahead from Eren. “We’ll talk later!”
You ran through the space between the headquarters and your oak tree in no time and once you reached the large castle you slowed down to a fast walk. It was fun making your way to the Corporal’s room, you’d waltz through the halls and corridors as well as say your hellos to the others scouts you found on your way.
“[Last Name], are you going to see the Corporal?” Hanji stood in front of the door that led to Levi’s room with a bunch of papers in her hands. “He’s going to be thrilled to see you after you said you were only going to talk to him for work related stuff.”
“Well, I guess I miss him too.” You replied as you moved to be right in front of Hanji. “Well before I go in, how’s the next expedition coming up?”
“We’ve already devised a plan to efficiently deal with the breach without you and the Corporal if that’s what you mean. That reckless grumpy man just HAD to get injured before our most important expedition yet didn’t he?”
“It wasn’t his fault though…” You sighed and went on to twist the doorknob to Levi’s room. “See ya around Hanji~”
You entered the room chuckling and then closed the door behind you. The room had a clean scent in the air, usual for Levi’s room, and warm light flooded it through the window. Fireplace to the left, a small tea table by the window and a comfy warm bed to the right, it was a tidy small room perfect for the Lance Corporal. Your eyes stopped by the bed where Levi sat looking at you with the most pissed off expression in his repertoire. You could never get used to how he looked like in a buttoned shirt with no cravat or jacket of any sort over it. Now that you looked him from head to toe, he looked really sexy in those trousers with no shoes whatsoever.
“Until you decide to finally show up, were you that hell bent on not seeing me [Last Name]?”
“Just a little bit Corporal, how are you feeling?” You replied blushing slightly as you realized how funny you should’ve looked like gazing at the Corporal like you were.
“A whole week and you ask me ‘how am I feeling’? Well peachy [Last Name], just peachy” He looked away and rubbed the bridge of his nose as if he was irritated with your answer. You knew better and recognized it as a gesture of relief from his part.
“Don’t be like that…” You sat beside him and placed your head on his shoulder. “I was scared you were gonna scold me for the whole thing I pulled out.”
“I would if it hadn’t been successful, we all got back here thanks to you” Levi spoke as his hand found his way around your waist. “I am thankful for what you did”
You laughed nervously before you attempted to actually say you were sorry. Your attempt was stopped on its tracks by Levi’s sudden decision to kiss you. As his lips touched yours you could feel the warm touch of his hand over your cheek. He had cupped your face with his free hand as the other hand that had once lay on your waist made it’s way to your neck.
“You’re cold [Name], were you out by that oak tree again?” Levi asked breaking the kiss.
“Yeah I was Levi…” You smiled your eyes tearing up a little; you really did miss his touch.
“Ha! As if I’ll let that thing devour you! Get outta the way cuz here I come!”
You looked down, upset as you remembered what had happened on your latest run outside the Wall. You had gone out with Levi and other scouts on a revision of the area around the gate of Karanese in preparation to the expedition that would take Eren to the hole in Wall Maria. It was supposed to be a peaceful stroll but it ended up getting complicated when you found yourselves with a group of titans on an abandoned town.
Levi kissed your forehead and then hugged you tightly. You wanted to cry, but the warmth of his embrace stopped you from doing so. You held him back tightly and then went on to push him down onto the bed.
“[Name] you’re acting like an idiot, are you even thinking this through?” Levi asked teasingly as he smiled sexily.
You pouted and went on to lie on top of the Corporal. He sighed and stroked your hair gently.
“You’re my sweet everything [Name], I love you so much” He whispered to your ear making you blush hot red.
“I love you too Levi” You said and gave the Corporal a deep kiss.
Your tongues met and sparks lit up in your chest. Electricity ran down your body as the Corporal curled your hair with his hand. After a while you decided to straddle the Corporal and start unbuttoning his shirt. You shaky hands had a difficult time undoing the buttons and he patiently waited for you to finish so that he could remove your uniform jacket and start unbuttoning your shirt.
“You’ve got the cutest expression on your face right now” Levi said as he finished unbuttoning your shirt and gazed at your face. “You’re not backing up now are you?”
“Hell no” You reply and take off your shirt, unbuttoning your pants afterwards. “I want to do this with you”
“…good, because there’s no one else I’d want to do this with other than you my princess”
When you faced the titans at the abandoned town, you had saved Levi from getting munched on by two lucky titans. It wasn’t that the Corporal had missed them, his gear had failed him on the last seconds and had gotten him in trouble. You saved him though, and thanks to you the scouts all managed to get back to the Wall safe.
You opened your eyes, this time you found yourself in the warm embrace of the Corporal. You had both spent the whole day together and incredibly enough neither of you had bothered on putting clothes on for the rest of the day. It was dark outside now; you knew it was cold outside the sheets. You carefully got away from Levi’s embrace and picked up your clothes. Once you were dressed up, you sneaked out of the room with a strong pain on your chest.
You remembered why you really hadn’t talked to the Corporal.
“It’s a lovely shade under this tree, mind if I join?” Levi asked as he looked down at you.
You gazed up at him with confused eyes, Eren hadn’t come to wake you up but Levi had himself. You knew exactly what that meant and your heart skipped a beat.
“Well I don’t mind… but umm Levi…” instead of remaining still, you rose to your feet and looked at the Corporal with a grin on your face. “I’ve waited this long here, so why don’t we just go now?”
“We do have to go, I just wanted to ask you at least once after all the waiting you did” Levi said offering his hand. His expression had an actual bright smile; one you had only gotten glimpses of on special occasions. “Let’s go home”
You took his hand and rejoiced at how warm it felt and at the fact you knew you were no longer cold to his touch.
Eren went over to the oak tree later that morning. He couldn’t help but smile when he saw a couple of daisies in full bloom under the shade. They were out of place and they hadn’t been there yesterday when he had come to wake [Name] up. He sighed in relief. He sure wanted to cry, he knew that by now it was all over. Levi had passed away that morning, the wound he had gotten on his last outing had festered and his body soon became very unstable. The medics had tried everything to save him but nothing worked, Levi never woke up after coming back from the outside.
As for [Name], Eren hadn’t realized how grave her actions had been on that day until he was told about what truly happened to her. She seemed so lively ignoring the fact that she was so cold to the touch when he first met her after she came back. No one else but him and Hanji seemed to notice her and soon Eren had started seeing Levi roam around the Headquarters. The man would occasionally come to him and ask him where [Name] was. The whole situation made his heart hurt, he knew why [Name] wouldn’t leave. She was waiting.
“Well it’s good you two can finally be together and in peace… rest easy”
[Name]’s body had never reached the inside of the Walls. Rescuing Levi from the titans had cost her life.