"I can't believe it! This is truly a wonderful find." Hanji, your insanely annoying friend exclaimed, which caused you to uncomfortably shift around, a natural frown gracing your face.
"Hanji, shut up." You murmured, voice muffled by the fact your hands flew to your face in humiliation. Hanji slowly wormed over to you and brought your hands down, a triumphant smile on her lips as she examined your slightly reddened face.
"I just find it so adorable that you blush. You're normally so scary and all, it's almost heartwarming." Hanji giggled, almost creepily, as you just stayed silent for a moment. You let out a tired sigh, before pushing her away from you, since she was invading your personal space.
"Does it really matter? Isn't blushing a normal thing?" You sharply retorted, hoping that she didn't catch onto the fact that you felt genuinely flustered. Why would that matter, if she was such a close friend, you may ask? Well, first off being that you despised showing any form of weakness, so her knowing you liked Corporal Levi was a bad thing. Second, was that she knew your deepest secret.
Why you've been constantly avoiding Corporal Levi, and that you blush easily. These two factors were a combination that would be your doom. You shot Hanji a glare as her giggles increased, until they finally died down.
"I was wondering why you seemed to be ignoring Levi lately. Who would've thought that it was because you actually like him!" You swore that you were going to murder her one day.
"Hanji." You calmly spoke, before hitting the back of her head rather harshly. After you felt pleased with the noise of pain she made, you dusted your hands off, and walked over towards the door.
"Please do keep this between us. It'd be rather humiliating it the Corporal found out, so don't say anything." You grumpily stated to Hanji, before walking out of her office with a loud slam of the door. You impatiently began walking to your room, a scowl slowly etching onto your features. 'What an idiot. I hope she can keep that big mouth of her's shut.' With an irritated grunt, you opened the door to your room, and closed it. With yet another sigh, you flopped gracefully onto your crappy bed.
You took the time to think about what Hanji had told you. Was it really that obvious that you were turning the cold shoulder to Corporal Levi? When you started to ignore him you certainly hoped not. Your relationship with him before the entire ordeal began was probably pleasant acquaintances, and by that you meant you could hold a conversation with him on rare occasions.
But when you noticed a bubbly feeling growing in your gut and a warmth spreading across your face at just the plain thought of Levi, red flags immediately went up. In a time of war, being in love was not normally something you wanted to find yourself dealing with. But nevertheless you just decided to ignore your problems, and ignore Levi as well.
It was working out pretty damn well too until little Hanji and her meddlesome ways destroyed your plan to live a drama free life. If only you managed to avoid Levi better, this never would've happened. You were brought out of your pity party at the sound of a abrupt knock on the door, one that made you jump slightly at how fast and urgent it sounded.
"You better open this damn door, or I'm breaking it down. It'll be coming out of your paycheck too." You felt your eyes dilate at the rude remark that belonged to the one and only Corporal Levi, the man you had been trying to ignore these past few weeks.
"It's not like I get paid well." You retort, a burning sensation already starting to grow on your face. Panic started welling up inside of you, Levi could not see how red you were!
"Dammit (Last Name), this isn't the time for shitty comebacks. Open. The. Door." Levi's voice was enough to make you stiffen, but going against any logic whatsoever you didn't respond, and dove into your sheets. With a loud noise you guessed that Levi actually did break into your room, but you could care less. With a blanket on top of your head, you got up and saluted your Corporal.
"Why the hell are you wearing a stupid blanket on your head?" Although you currently couldn't see him, you could guess that Levi was giving you a deadpanned look from the tone of his voice. If your face could grow even hotter, it just did. 'I hope this blanket to the face method is more efficient than just blushing.'
"Give me an answer." Levi's impatient voice snapped, and you slowly dropped your salute.
"Uh... I was cleaning my face." Was the best you could come up with on the spot. With the sound of clothes rustling and a click of boots against the floor, you sensed Levi grew closer to you. Before you knew it, your protection of a blanket was removed from your head, and you almost squealed.
"Your face looks pretty clean to me." Levi told you, but before he could inspect your reddened face any further you turned your back to him. Levi clicked his tongue at you being so irritating.
"Yeah, well, I guess it is then. Isn't this normally the time of day when you're at a meeting or something?" You gathered as much courage as you possibly could, and retaliated to him. Levi just grew even closer than before, and you immediately froze as his chest hit your back.
"I had more important things to do, that's all. Tch, besides, you've been a shitty brat and haven't so much as said a word to me lately." Levi practically growled out, and your throat went dry.
"Oh? Not finding any words, hm (Last Name)?" Levi whispered from behind you, his warm and tea scented breath hitting your ear. You only shivered in response. With a deep gulp, you pressed you hands to your face, hoping to cover your flushed cheeks.
"Why are you so close to me sir?" You managed to say without stuttering, which was a silent victory to you. You received no response, before the warmth behind you was gone. Soon enough you were spun around, your face finally meeting Levi's as he held you in place. Your somewhat cooled face bursted into another explosion of red, at the sight of him staring at your face. Almost as if he was inspecting it.
"I guess Shitty Glasses wasn't full of shit on that." Levi agreed to himself, before he turned around, and walked towards the door. You stood there with an embarrassed frown, before covering your face. Well, there goes all that effort of learning Levi's schedule and trying to ignore him down the drain. But before he left you in your room, he stopped and turned around.
"You look pretty cute when you blush, actually, (Last Name). It's a good thing I was walking by Shitty Glass' office when you were both talking, or I never would've learned the reason why you've been so bluntly ignoring me." Levi spoke, before smirking as you sheepishly stood in silence, not uttering a single word.
"Oh, and I like you too." But before you could bring yourself to say anything, the short male was gone, leaving you alone.
You weren't sure if you should thank or strangle Hanji for talking so loudly.