You didn't switch bunks after that day because during that long night, Lee had convinced you to stay with them.
You didn't expect to say yes but yet you did, quiet hasitily infact. Lee wasn't the brightest of individuals, none of you really were but he was very persuasive.
Nearly two years later, you didn't expect to befriend them all. To be willing to fight for the three buffons and have them do the same for you.
Maybe you'd even be willing to die for them too.
Dawn was no where close to cracking, yet it was hot in your bunk impossibly so. Sweat poured out of every oriface, despite the intensity of the heat, you still managed to sleep.
The room's scent was entirely sweat and pubescent odor, this had sent the nostrils of your bunkmate on fire. With bile rising in his throat, he shot up quickly, hand over the lower half of his face. What woke you up was his hard head hitting the boardsd under your bed.
"Motherfucker!" Despite the hand muffling the shout of pain, it was still loud enough to stir the other two awake. They were on high alert, but you, not so much, too tired to fully comprehend what that noise was.
"What happened?" The blonde directly across from you asked, running a hand over his face.
"Hell if know."Shrugging, you peaked over the railing to the figure clutching their head, clearly in pain
"Oh it's just Lee." You yawned out, laying back down, back facing the rest of the room. The other two followed your lead, going back to sleep themselves.
"I love how you guys worry about me, really, it warms the heart." The brunette muttered sarcastically, wiping the blood off of his forehead with a dirty shirt before going back to sleep.
"It still hurts like hell." He whined out, rubbing the gash which has long since closed up. Flakes of dried up blood falling off of his skin and piling up on the floor,
"That's gross." The blonde across the room stated, a clear look of disgust on his face.
"You've seen worse, so shut it." You stated, throwing a shirt on, though it was quick you were able to spot an eyeroll.
Buckling up your boots was when the most important question of the day was asked,
"What are we even doing today?" Lee asked, pulling on his worn out jacket.
"I have no idea, I wasn't even paying attention yesterday." A deep voice belonging to the fourth and final bunkmate of the cabin rumbled. You looked up at him with envy as he was already ready and has been for minutes.
"That's unlike you to not know Sunshine." Ravi's eyebrow had twitched slightly at the pet name you guys had given him but it wasn't as nearly as embarrassing as your's.
"We'll hear all about it in the mess hall. Speaking of which we should get there unless you want to be stuck with scraps." The tall individual walked out of the cabin.
"Or (Name) gives all of his food to the potato girl~" Ben snorted out, you knitted your brows in frustration at the blonde throwing a random sock at him.
"Can you blame me? She looks like a starving kid with those big eyes, what would you do?"
"I'd say "Piss off you filthy beggar, you're not starving, let me eat for once." You've been doing this almost every day for nearly three years. I think she'd leave you in peace one time." You sighed, maybe you'd be able to say no for once, she'd understand.
"Godamnit..." You slumped over, lightly hitting your forehead on the table.
"You're softer than you care to admit." Lee stated with a mouthful of food, chewing it obnoxiously loud next to your ear. You hissed, swatting him away.
Your bunk mates humiliated you for giving in and giving the brunette your food...again. They even made bets on what you would say, Ravi won the pot.
Slowly sitting up, you pointed an accusing finger at all three of them,
"You guys are all dicks." You stated with dark eyes but all they did was chuckle at your angry look.
"You know you should give that poor guy a break, he's been giving you nearly every meal ever since he's been here." A soft voice piped up at the girl across from her,
"Huh?" The brunette asked, brows quirked, a loaf of bread merely centimeters from her mouth.
"She's right you know, even if he doesn't that much of an appetite, he still has to eat." Ymir stated, supporting the petite blonde whenever possible. Chocolate eyes looked down at the second tray besides her original, Sasha had yet to take a bite out of it.
Her stomach conflicted the other girls' statements with a low growl, against her raw instincts and insatiable hunger. She stood up, nearly knocking the table over in the process, it didn't thanks to Ymir's quick reflexes.
"I guess. I should." She sighed out, before grabbing the tray she patted her rumbling stomach.
'It's okay maybe we'll be able to get some of Connie's." She whispered.
"I'm right here ya know?!"
"Don't oogle it, you can wait until lunch." Ben brought his servings closer to his chest at your hungry eyes as did Ravi and Lee.
"If I was in your shoes I'd give you some food."
"Well tough shit lover boy, that's not how the world works." He took a huge bite of bread to further taunt you and to put you on the verge of drooling.
You casted him a dark glare before jumping up when a food tray was practically dropped on the table. Surprised that the soup didn't splatter everywhere, you looked at the cause at this sudden act.
"Take it." A stern but feminine voice ordered, though she was small in her own right she made you feel incredibly small right now.
"Thanks." You blurted out but she was already walking away before you regained your senses. You honestly doubted she even heard your thanks,
"H-holy shit." You shuddered, looking at the tray before you, everything was there save perhaps the bread.
'Holy shit' Everyone had the same reaction as you at this one act of kindness the coldhearted blonde had displayed. The Annie Leonhardt gave away something to someone else willingly, though she'd probably ask for something in return.
Sasha was only a few feet away from your table when this had happened, she had nearly dropped the food in shock.
"Ha." She gave out a nervous chuckle, turned on her heel and marched straight back to her seat.
"She probably spit in it."
"Ah don't say that and besides she's not the type." You suddenly felt the need to defend Annie despite you two never exchanging more than 10 words to each other.
"She's not the type? I didn't realize you knew her so well? Please, tell me more." You hadn't even been up for an hour and you were already starting to get a headache.
Before breakfast was even over, people were already whispering and spreading outrageous rumors, this was the first interesting thing to happen in a long time.
'Are they really that bored?' you wanted to laugh at some of the things people were saying but decided to ignore it as best as you could. Annie was already acting as if it never happened in the first place, you glanced at her a few times, she noticed but never looked back.
"What did I even do exactly?"
"That's what I'd like to know." Reiner laughed out, walking next to you as everyone began exiting out of the mess hall.
"Whatever you did though, keep doing it. It's actually a nice change to see her being so...nice." He patted your shoulder roughly, his hand engulfing it entirely.
'If only what I knew what that something was." You didn't dare say this out loud as you didn't want to think about it any further and just focus on whatever Shadis had planned today.
Hopefully it wouldn't end in a complete shit storm but knowing the 104th trainee corps, the chances of anything running smoothly was slim.
"Uncle?" You stared up at the man casually leaning against the archway of Reiss Chapel. He turned his head at the sound of your voice,
"Who else did you expect?"
"I-I, don't know." you breathed out, he nodded his head, that was a good as an answer as any for the moment. He offered his calloused hand towards you, dried up blood still visible through the lines, you had forgotten the scouts had just gotten back.
"Get out of the way, there's no doubt more people coming." You nodded, taking his hand as he led you to a less crowded area.
"Where's my dad and (B\N) at?" You wasted no time, the chance of them being dead was high, but despite your gut feeling. Confirmation was needed to have any kind of closure,
"Dead, I'm sorry. The abnormal trampled them." Sadness washed over you but your eyes had no desire to tear up. this wasn't the time or place. You felt as if you didn't have the right to, others stayed their silently and they have lost so much more.
"(Name)?" He knelled down to your level, his grey eyes shone with concern, for such a youthful face, he certainly had a lot of grey hair..
"I'm sorry." You sniffled out, looking him in the eye, "Just a shock is all." He was taken aback by your statement, you were one of the strongest people he ever met.
"What about my mom?"
"She's alive." A jolt went through you and your (e/c) orbs widened to twice their original size.
"Before you see her there's something you should know." (U/N) was a straight forward man, never made anyone wait any longer than necessary, he told it straight and truthfully. Maybe if you had innocence he'd be less blunt about it, but the last shred of it was discarded the moment you saw that titan break through the wall.
Your feeling of happiness was extinguished quickly as he placed a hand on your shoulder,
"In her condition though...I think she'd rather be dead." Speaking for others was usually not correct but (U/N) knew your mother better than most. The world became mute at that point, people's chatter and cries were non-existent as you registered what he had said. For a moment, he had thought he said too much as silence filled the air.
"I still want to see her."