"Eren!" you called."Eren! Where are you!? Eren!" Everyone was staring at you. You were frantic, in a panic. There you were, 10 years old living in the Shiganshina District. Everything used to be so great...
Blood trickled down you forehead. The floor board must've hit you hard. Your house was gone, crushed under the foot of a titan. Your parents, gone. The beast's ankle was only a foot from your face.
You were crying at this point. Screaming. "Eren!!! Mikasa!!! Eren!!!!"
The other screams were muffled by your panic. People were running past you, fleeing into boats and running for the next wall. "It's over..." you mutter as you slow down. "Everything's over..." You come to a halt as the tears flow more. "No... I don't want to die... Eren... Armin... Mikasa... No... No..."
You're swooped off your feet by a member of the Garrison. He's carrying you towards the boats. "No more... Please no more.." you mutter. Your eyes begin to shut slowly, the noise is fading.
"Wake up dyke!!!" someone screams.
Your eyes and body jolt open and up. It was just another dream... You always had dreams of that day, over and over, every time you closed your eyes.
"Did you hear me dyke!? Get up! Sleeping in the grass again... Pathetic!!!" It was Shadis... He was your head instructor... He always called you a dyke because of the style of your hair; a lot of the boys did... It was a short pixie cut. You chopped it off after hearing Eren talk to Mikasa about her own hair. But that was years ago, even so you maintained the cut. You kind of liked it, it framed your face nicely.
"You should be up on the wall with your teammates!!! Do you think Trost can protect itself!!!???"
"No sir... Sorry sir..." you replied. You strapped your gear on and on up, gliding past buildings and houses, Shadis screaming at you from the distance. You were supposed to give a salute...
You never wanted to fight for humanity... It was Eren that did. You always followed Eren. You've been following him since you were three. Then Mikasa came along...
You didn't hate her you were just... jealous. Eren was the only family Mikasa had... She owed him her life... But you still felt so much envy towards Mikasa. Eren was YOUR best fried. She didn't have to come in and steal him!
You sighed, coming to a halt in front of the wall. "I'm... such a bitch... I shouldn't hate Mikasa... I'm so selfish..."
To be truthful,you came from an abusive household. Your Mother was an Alcoholic, and your father worked for the Garrison. There were so many problems at your house... You always went to Eren's house. It felt so safe there, so warm. You both would play outside, his mom would even join in with the two of you... Hell, you cried more for Karla's death than you did for your own mother. Karla WAS your mother! Eren just meant so much to you, and when Mikasa started living with him...
Mikasa was a little intimidated by you as well. When she first came to the district,she was scared of everyone. She latched onto Eren, much like you did. But it was all the time! Eren stopped hanging out with you as much... You were so lonely... When Mikasa warmed up to you,you started to hang out more, but it wasn't the same... You couldn't just walk in the door anymore and say hi, you couldn't just go to him when there was a problem.
"Hey! _____!" a voice called out. It was Eren, he was running towards you. "You're late! Where were you?"
He stared right into your eyes for awhile. "You were sleeping..."
You looked towards the ground. His eyes were just... Damn... They were such a pretty green. "What makes you say that?"
"Cause your pupils are big. They always get like that when you wake up."
"Whatever," you muttered. "Anyways, why aren't you up on the wall?"
"We took a break," he replied. "We need to be back up in a half an hour."
"Where's Mikasa and Armin?"
"They're getting lunch...Well, Mikasa is, Armin's trying to get Sasha to put that meat back..."
You both paused, then let out a laugh. You got the idea... Sasha was always stealing food. That girl could eat a horse if she wanted to. You looked back up at Eren, now smiling. You couldn't keep a sad face when he was around.
Eren smiled back. "So are you hungry? Mikasa said she was bringing back extra bread... If not you can have mine."
"No no... You should eat. I'm fine," you replied.
"Really? Cause um... I actually ate earlier." Eren paused,rubbing the back of his head. "Do you want to hang out then? We really haven't spent time together for awhile... You know... Just us..."
You hung your head a bit. "Yeah... Not since Mikasa-" You shut your mouth. No. You're not going to go out and blame Mikasa for this. She had problems far worse than you did! She needed Eren way more.
"Since Mikasa...? Oh!" Eren realized. You were right. You really haven't hung out, just the two of you, since Mikasa moved into the old district.
There was a long, awkward pause, but it didn't last too long. Eren spoke up, "I'm sorry."
"Wait what? For what-?"
"I know we haven't talked much... That I've payed a lot more attention to Mikasa... And even more attention to her now... We're... I'm the only family she has left... and You and her are all I have left. She just wants to protect me and-"
"Wait, what about me?" you asked.
Eren smiled. "Hey come on! You're my family too! You, Mikasa, Armin, you're all so important to me!" He reached up and ruffled your hair,something he used to do when you were younger. "Wow you really cut your hair short... I like it! It makes you look cute!
Tears started to build up, but you wouldn't let them fall. You hated crying. "Eren... I... I'm sorry..."
"H-hey hey no need to cry! Sorry for what!? It was my fault!"
You kept quiet.You didn't want to admit how jealous and mad you were at Mikasa...
"____... Here let's go for a walk ok? We have a half an hour so let's make the most of it ok?"
"Ok..." you stuttered.
You both headed away from the wall,walking and talking, catching up on so much. You were actually laughing for once, enjoying yourself. When Eren was around, everything was just better. You couldn't help it. You knew it for awhile, but you were hopelessly in love with Eren Jager.
"And then Jean shot milk right out his nose!"
You couldn't help but laugh. "He was that mad!?"
"Oh please, horse face gets mad about everything!"
You both laughed a bit more.
"Neigh neigh motherfucker!!!" you called out. Eren practically ruptured his spleen.
"Ha!!!I should tell him that next time!!!" He paused, staring at the clock tower. "Aw man!!! We should've been back three minutes ago!!!"
"What!?" you cried. "Oh man... not good, not good..."
You looked around. Were there any carriages going by? To ask for a ride? No? Wait a minute. You HAD a ride. You looked over at Eren's waist, and sure enough he still had his maneuver gear on. A sly smile crept across your face.
He looked over at you. "Yea?"
"How about a race?"
"Race? What do you-?"
Pow! You flew up, wires pulling you towards the clock tower as you spun around and landed on the roof. Your feet took off with a tack tack tack as you sped down the shingles.
Eren gave a toothy grin as he followed, wires flying and pulling him up to the roof.
Tacka tacka tacka tacka, both your feet pounded on the shingles. Swish, wires went flying and so did you, hooks grasping onto each building as you flew, your wings of freedom spread out. "Woohoo!!!!"
Eren chuckled and followed you. He'd gotten so much better at handling the gear over the years. "Wait up will ya!?"
"It's a race Eren!!!"
"Alright then... Be that way!" As if time stopped and started again, he swing down from under you and back up in front of you.
"Hey!" you screeched.
"Hay is for Jean, _____!"
You snickered and jumped back onto the rooftop, glazing the shingles so fast you could barely hear your feet. In no time at all,you were both at the wall, only 5 minutes late. You could easily explain this.
Eren laughed a bit, tapping the wall before you could. "Made it! Haha I won!"
"Pfft... Sure you did."
He let out another toothy grin. "What? Jealous?"
"In your dreams Jager!"
He let out another laugh. "Yeah yeah... So what do I win?"
You folded your arms. "What you're expecting a prize?"
"I don't know... I figured...Since I won..."
"Alright What did you want then?"
Eren rubbed the back of his head, blushing a tad bit. "Maybe... I don't know... Maybe..."
"Maybe... Maybe a ki-"
"You two!!!" a commander called. "Getup on the wall!!! You're late!!!"
You both gave a salute, a bit started. "Yes sir!!!"
You both headed up the stares up to the top.
"So, what did you want again?"
A bright pink swept across Eren's face. "N-nothing! Nothing..." He fave a sweet smile. "M-maybe next time..."
You blinked a bit. "Next time what?"
"Next time we have another race!" You both reached the top. "We will... right?"
You smiled. "Yeah... Yeah we will."
Eren took your hand, leading you towards where you both were stationed.
You smiled a bit to your self, a light tint on your cheeks.
'Next time we Glaze the rooftops.' you thought.
But unfortunately, next time would be soon,and it wouldn't be a race.