Train. Train some more, and then train again. You had to get stronger then you were. Sure you had come in 2nd for the 104th trainees, but was it really enough? You had to train until you were at your limit, so you could save the people you cared so much for. It was pouring down rain, and every step was getting heavier. You began to slow down, but you have to train to your limit, so you kept going. A voice called out to you to stop, it was blurry, but you kept going until something gripped your wrist.
"What are you going?!"
"Cadet (Last Name), stop. You're one of the few good soldiers we have, we can't afford to have you getting sick or hurt." You just bit your lip, it was Lance Corporal Levi. What he wanted, he got. So you stopped running, and went inside with him.
"S-Sir, I think I should go get a shower now.." You say, looking at him.
"Tch, all the other cadets are already in the shower. You're completely filthy, use mine."
"Corporal, are you sure it's ok.. I mean I don't want to intrude your privacy or anything-"
"Just take your damn shower, (Name)."
You did as he said, and peeled your uniform off of you, and got in the shower. It was quick, and you got out to see a neat clean uniform waiting for you. You quickly put it on, and but your wet hair in a pony tail. You walk outside of the bathroom to see Corporal at his desk, doing paperwork.
"T-T-Thank y-you sir." You stutter, before making for the door.
"I didn't say you were dismissed, (Name)." He called you your first name? You turn around to see ash grey eyes staring in your (e/c) ones.
"Why were training in the goddamn rain (Name)?"
"Sir, I'm just trying to get stronger... I want to be able to protect those I care about.. I've tried in the past, but I almost always fail." He looks at you, and his gaze softens as your eyes begin to tear.
"(Name)... you are already incredibly trained. Know your limits." You clench your fists, but stay calm.
"You are dismissed Cadet." You mumble thank you, and leave. While walking down to your dorm, you open the door and feel something tight hug you.
"(Name)! I was worried about you! Where were you?"
"I was training, it's ok Mikasa." You give your best friend a weak smile, and she still isn't convinced.
"Did you take a shower? You weren't here earlier, so where did you shower?"
"Corporal saw how filthy I was, and made me take a shower in his room." She doesn't really like Levi, but you just give her a gentle look.
"Let's get some rest, Mikasa. Tomorrow is the expedition." You both go to sleep, and in the morning you feel something tugging at you gently.
"(Name), it's time." You quickly get up, and take a fast shower. You put on your uniform and harness, and run to breakfast with Mikasa. Everyone is talking, and you guys spot Eren and Armin and go over to them.
"Here, we got you some food." Armin says, handing you a piece of bread.
"We should get our horses ready." You say. You and Mikasa are going to be together in the right front, defending the middle from titans.
You gallop through the gates, and spot Levi looking at you, with worried eyes. You just smile at him, and carry on. It's been a couple hours, and you haven't seen many titans.
"(Name), we've been signaled to retreat!" You hear Mikasa shout, and you look back at her.
"Why? We haven't gone that far yet?" You yell back over, but you face your horse towards where you were suppose to regroup.
"A giant group of titans is approaching, and most of the right flank has been destroyed. We need to hurry up to the regroup point and get further orders." She says, and you both gallop towards the regroup point. You see another small group of three, and they're attacking about 5 titans, all around 10-13 meter classes.
"Mikasa, should we help them?" You ask, looking at their direction. She nods, and you both switch the 3DMG. You hit the titan's back neck with your 3DMG, and fly through the opposite direction to confuse it. You quickly cut the nape, and go for the other, which has a cadet in its hand. You launch yourself towards the titan, and cut it's hand off before it can eat the cadet. It's attention fully on you, it's swats but you cut its other hand off, and go for the nape. You cleanly cut it, and look over at Mikasa who had just killed the remaining 3.
"Are you ok?" You ask the recruit, he just nods. Mikasa lands next to you, and you both start running back to your horse. After about 15 minutes, you finally reach the place to regroup, and you see Levi with some other cadets, and Eren.
"You're late." He mumbles, and you just glare at him.
"We were busy saving cadets lives, Corporal." He glares at you, and you return it.
"Our orders are to retreat back to the wall. Tie your horses up to the carts, and let's go." You and Mikasa nod your head, and sit in the cart to help with the wounded. You take some cloth from the cart, and rap it around a Cadets arm.
"Thank you." He says, and you give him a smile. You suddenly see Jean and Reiner approaching with their horses, and Levi just gives them a dark stare.
"You were late too." He says, and they apologize.
"There were titans in our original path, and we had to go around them, or we would've risked casualties." Jean sits next to you on the cart, and the ride back to the wall was going to be a couple hours.
"(Name), are you ok?" Jean asks worriedly, and you just nod.
"Good. I don't want anything to happen to you." You smile at your childhood friend, but Levi just appears to be glaring at him. "Corporal! I see some titans approaching!" Mikasa is tending to Eren, so Levi looks at you.
"(Name), let's take these out."
"Ok sir." You say, and prepare you 3DMG. The titans are running fast, but you fly forward and cut the nape of it's neck no issue. Levi did the same, and you both used your 3DMG to get back to the cart.
-Time skip a couple hours-
"We're reaching the wall, sir." You say to Levi, and he nods. You hated this part, having to go threw town and see everyone just stare at you. You bit your lip and clenched your fist as they opened the gate. Jean but a hand on your shoulder, and you visibly calmed down.
"They'll never understand, (Name)." Jean says.
"I know.." it was indeed horrible. Everyone staring at the carts, full of blood and injured soldiers. When you reached HQ, Jean helped you out of the cart.
"How many dead?"
"About 20." Usually it's worse, and it would've been if Erwin hadn't called back earlier. Levi walks up to you and Jean.
"(Name), I want to talk to you in my office." You nod, and follow him.
"You are extremely talented, in two things." He says, and you sit down in front of his desk and he closes the door.
"Thank you Sir."
"When we're alone, I would like you to call me Levi."
"Ok, Levi." I wondered what the second thing was, and he could tell I was wondering.
"Second, in the fact you made me fall in love with you." You started blushing, and just stared at him in shock. You weren't sure that you heard him right, but he quickly pulls you in for a kiss.
"I want you to be mine, (Name)." You kiss him on the forehead, and before it can go any further, there's a knock on the door, leaving a mad Levi.
"I'm busy!" He mumbles, and someone that sounds like Jean replies, "I was wondering if (Name) is still there, I want to talk to her."
Before you can reply, Levi puts his hand up to your mouth.
"She's not here Cadet." You can hear Jean walk away.
"What was the for Levi?" You ask.
"I don't want him to take you from me." He says, before kissing you again.
"This will be an interesting relationship." You think to yourself, before kissing him back and rapping your hands around his neck.