(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world
There are few things you love more than watching the sky. Vast and silent, like a giant blanket, dotted with millions of bright lights at night. No walls, no titans, just an endless blue as long as the eye can see. This must be what true freedom looks like.
As a child, you would always watch the sky with awe, wondering if God was looking down at you just as you were looking up at him.
Does he see me? You wondered. Does he care?
“God is great and powerful, and all humans are loved by him,” your mother once told you. Your grandfather, who happened to be within earshot, had let out a loud snort. “Either God is cruel or he’s not able to change a damn shit about the world,” he had declared, before being stonewalled by your mother.
You used to visit your grandparents every other weekend. Every time you arrived at their house, you found your grandfather sitting on the porch, smoking his beloved cigars and humming out of tune. When he spotte
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P2(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P21 year ago in Romance More Like This
You look up at the sky, colored a light pink and purple from the sunset. Winter can be such a quiet season… You think to yourself, blinking away a snowflake that has settled on your eyelashes. Dancer, your black mare, perks her ears up curiously at the sudden change of weather. You smile involuntarily. “This is quite cozy, don’t you think?” You ask, reaching forward to pet the horses neck. She snorts softly, bobbing her head up and down.
You press your heels into her side, encouraging her into a trot. She obeys immediately. The Survey Corps horses are bred and trained to be very easy to deal with, as well as staying calm in almost any situation and inhabiting an incredible stamina. Dancer is no exception. She has saved your ass more times than you can count. Personally, you think you make one hell of a team, despite only being one for less than a year. Escaping titans together quickly creates quite the bond betw
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P3(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P31 year ago in Romance More Like This
There are few things you find more calming than caring for your horse. Taking off her saddle, brushing her black coat and mane, cleaning her hooves, breathing in the scent of horse, it’s all a familiar and safe routine. The same routine you go through every time you get home from a mission outside the Walls. It makes you relax, breathe properly and let your mind focus on simpler things. Things that don’t concern the survival of mankind or when you’re finally going to make a fatal mistake and get eaten by a titan.
You begin to whistle that tune Commander Pixis was humming, without giving it much thought at first. Then you suddenly realize something. It’s the tune my grandfather always used to hum… You try not to dwell on the thought. It only reminds you how much you actually miss the old man.
My life sure is messed up lately…
You let out a deep sigh while rinsing Dancer’s bit. Your mind has been far too acti
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P5(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P51 year ago in Romance More Like This
WARNING! Contains spoilers about Shingeki No Kyojin Ilse No Techou. If you haven't watched it already, you can watch it here
Despite galloping at full speed, you still can’t catch up with your Squad Leader. Geez, what kind of weird stuff does she feed her horse with? Being, well, herself, there is actually a good chance that she might’ve spiked her horse’s hay with something weird. You just never know with that woman. I swear, it’s not long before she’s going to start putting weird things in our food as well… Better not to think about that though…
You lean forward in your saddle, lengthening Dancer’s reins, encouraging her to run with all she’s got. She complies, having been bred especially for this purpose. You can’t help but enjoy this a little. Your horse running with all she’s got, with
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P4(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P41 year ago in Romance More Like This
Authors Note: This part contains spoilers from Shingeki no kyojin Ilse no techou (Ilse's notebook) If you haven't seen it yet, you can see it here
Two years later (year 850)
The sound of the bells resonates through your body. You take a deep breath, clenching Dancers reins. “Gates open in 30 seconds! All hands, prepare to leave!” The Commander’s strong voice declares from the head of the formation. Your heart is beating with painful force in your chest. I never seem to get used to this, you think to yourself, nervously adjusting your position in the saddle.
“Ahhh! This is tantalizing!” Hanji suddenly complains from the row of soldiers in front of you. Corporal Levi lets out a barely audible sigh. You sigh as well. You both know what’s coming next. “Hey, Levi!” The squad leader turns
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P6(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P61 year ago in Romance More Like This
You plop down in the seat opposite of Marika and Hans in the Mess Hall. “What’s up with that sulky expression? Makes me want to slap you,” the blonde notes, pointing his fork at your face. You frown. “I’m not sulking. I’m just… sort of grumpy…”
“Yeah, remind me what the difference is again?”
“The same as between honey colored and golden,”
“Darn, now you’re really looking to get slapped,” you can’t resist sticking out your tongue at him.
“Bring it on, Goldilocks,”
“You listen to me, missy, ‘cause I ain’t gonna tell you this again. My hair is honey colored, not golden. There’s a big difference, hence, I’m unqualified for the term goldilocks. So shut up and eat your food,” You let out a little groan.
“That’s the problem,” your eyes drop to the plate in front of you. Dry bread. Some kind of stew
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P8(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P81 year ago in Romance More Like This
Your heart is beating painfully hard in your chest. Your breath is short and shallow, your vision glazy and your limbs feel like jelly. But you keep on running, occasionally having to jump from roof to roof. You can hear the titan behind you, a 15 meters class, grotesquely out of proportions and grinning like a maniac. If only you can reach that tower over there, you can use your 3D maneuver gear to finish it off.
You can feel the hair on your neck rising as a shudder travels down your spine. And suddenly, it’s way too quiet. You glance over your shoulder, just in time to see the titan rushing forward, mouth hanging open, eyes empty and arms reaching out to grab you. You clench your teeth to keep yourself from screaming, stare at the tower that’s still way out of reach and launch your body forward.
The titan rams into the building behind you, debris flying everywher
(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P7(Erwin x Reader) This ugly yet beautiful world P71 year ago in Romance More Like This
The rhythmic sound of hooves against stone echoes through the streets of Trost. Young and old gather at the very edge of the district, eager to catch a glimpse of the river of green cloaks moving towards Wall Rose like a tide. The sun is shining on a bright blue sky, mirroring the mood of the masses below. They talk eagerly to each other, laughing, pointing and waving. The crowd is having an obvious effect on the soldiers. Many of them puff their chests up, smile and wave back.
You catch Hans winking at a couple of swooning teenage girls and Marika elbowing him in the ribs. This situation would have looked quite different five years ago. Frowns and glares would have been etched upon people’s faces and the soldiers would be looking at the ground, their shoulders hunched over by their inevitable defeat outside the Walls. Adjusting a bit in your saddle, you glance over at the head of your formation. There is one frown that stubbornly refuses to be wiped away by the good mood,
[RQ] You Don't See Me (Erwin x Reader)[RQ] You Don't See Me (Erwin x Reader)1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Thunder was rumbling across the darkening sky, heralding the arrival of a summer storm. The last remaining patches of cerulean were swiftly being consumed by dense, boiling grey clouds. All sunlight had long since been obscured, and the general mood from the weather seemed to reflect that of the Survey Corps headquarters.
You were in Erwin Smith's office, perched on the edge of the meeting chair before his desk. The Commander himself was seated across from you behind the antique desk, hunched over mountains of paperwork strewn haphazardly across it's surface. Absently fiddling with the edge of your sleeve, you observed him working with mournful eyes. You noticed how incredibly exhausted he looked. His normally healthy skin looked pallid, dark smudges splashed under his eyelids. His hair hung limply, disheveled and unkempt. The mouth that so deftly commanded hundreds of soldiers was now drawn in a thin, tight line.
Not once had he looked up, or spoken to you. For hours now, you had wait
(Erwin x Reader) All I want for Christmas is you(Erwin x Reader) All I want for Christmas is you1 year ago in Romance More Like This
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistletoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It's the most wonderful time
It's the most wonderful time
It's the most wonderful time
It's the most wonderful time of the year
You carefully remove the red and gold paper, savoring the anticipation, that lingering feeling of excitement. You already know what it is. It can’t be anything else.
The anticipation becomes too much for you; the last piece of wrapping is torn off and thrown aside hastily. Your eyes widen. Your mouth curves into a huge smile. “Thank you so much!” You turn on your heel and run up to your dad, throwing yourself into his arms. He catches you easily and envelopes your small body in a big, warm, bear hug. “Just what I wanted!” You exclaim, your voice muffled by h
Enough: An Erwin x Reader Fanfic It was the subtle rustling of sheets that woke you from you slumber. Eyes, still tired, blinked open wearily, your body cringing against the cold air that crept underneath the blankets.Enough: An Erwin x Reader Fanfic2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Erwin...." You mumbled his name, still half asleep as the muscular blond ran his fingers through tangled hair, eyes blinking away fatigue.
"Erwin..." You say again, more of a complaint as the bed is cold and lonely without him.
With an exaggerated yawn, you manage to rise, rubbing the sleep from your eyes as you stumble towards the figure who stood not far from the warmth and comfort of the soft mattress.
Arms laden with the exhaustion that early morning brings wrapped around his shoulders. You shivered, the brisk November air biting at your skin relentlessly.
"Erwin..." You yawn, leaning against his muscular chest. "There's nothing to do today," you reminded gently.
After 90% of the Titan population had b
~Kissing You Better~ Erwin x Reader Chapter 1~Kissing You Better~ Erwin x Reader Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ouch! Watch where you're-oh!" Shit, it was higher-up. Double shit! It was Commander Erwin himself. Great. How am I supposed to advance the ranks in the Corps if I disrespect the commander on my first day as a member of the scouting legion? you thought. You bowed your head slightly, you entire tone of voice changing. "I'm so sorry sir! it won't happen again!"
When you did not hear him say anything, you looked up to see a smile on his lips, a sparkle in his bright blue eyes. "I see, cadet. If I were anyone else, you would have chewed me out, am I right?"
You began to squirm under the intensity of his gaze. He was calling you out on you behavior. Wonderful. Slowly, you began to nod, feeling that admitting to it was better than standing there, frozen in fear.
He patted you on the shoulder. "I'd much prefer if you'd treat me like you do everyone else. I am just another person, after all. Or, better yet, treat everyone like you treat me. Kindness and compassion is more likely to solve probl
Erwin X Reader (Request for InWind)Commander Erwin Smith leaned back in his seat with a sigh of satisfaction. For once, he had actually completed all his paperwork in time, and it left him with some rare free time. He had half a mind to go for a walk outside, but for now, he was just going to enjoy the sun streaming in through his window. A nap certainly sounded appeali-Erwin X Reader (Request for InWind)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
A sudden explosion rocked the castle, sending the trinkets on his desk trembling. Had this been unusual, Erwin would have leapt to his feet and grabbed his 3DMG, but he knew the cause. With a sigh, he stood and began to walk down to the dungeons.
The smoke grew thicker and thicker as he neared its source, steady footsteps echoing across the halls. He opened the door with the white fog emanating from it, fanning it away from his face. “__? What happened this time?”
A dirt and soot-streaked face appeared the fog at the window, letting the room air out. Safety goggles hung askew over (e/c) eyes. (H/c) hair that was not pinned ba
amissio | erwin x readeramissio | erwin x reader2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
when our「last」moments are
We never get to say proper goodbyes in this world. Death lies beyond those walls; those very walls that hold comfort to some, yet suppress freedom. We fight for a cause-- for mankind. But for every death, a part of us leaves.
It never returns-- it can never be found.
But you don’t ever think of such things while in battle-- morale would lower severely, death embraced as you cut into the nape of t
Too Poor to Pay Attention (Irvin x Reader)Titans.Too Poor to Pay Attention (Irvin x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
I never really thought about killing them, or learning more about them. I wasn't even interested in the outside world. When I mentioned this to other people, they asked me why I joined the Scouting Legion. I used to say "I don't know," and that was true. I honestly did not know why I joined the Scouting Legion until I was nearly eaten alive. I was still an amateur then, ignorant.
But that doesn't change anything. I'm still an ignorant amateur. However, I'm only an ignorant amateur in the world I live in, since I barely know what a cow tastes like, or how bees make honey. I've learned, though, that there are people in this world that only care about one thing, and will sacrifice anything for that one thing. And those are the strongest of people.
"(Name)! Hey, (Name)!"
I looked up. Hanji stood above me beside the table, her brown eyes twinkling. Her smile was so wide, her glasses were slightly moved up. This description summed up one thing: Sh
Pulse [AU] (Erwin x Reader) RQPulse [AU] (Erwin x Reader) RQ1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You had to admit, surgical robes were far from flattering, and you doubted you could ever pull them off as well as Dr. Erwin Smith did. That man could look good in anything and you knew (without a doubt and with much blushing on your part at the thought) he even looked good in nothing at all. Especially in nothing at all…
You watched him now as he prepared for surgery, scrubbing fiercely at his hands and forearms until they were red and raw. He smiled as he looked up, spotting you in the doorway in your crisp white coat.
“Come to wish me luck?”
“I wouldn’t think you needed it, Dr. Smith,” you said coolly, grinning widely as he walked over to you, his now gloved hands held awkwardly away from his body. He feigned disappointment as he gazed down at you and you felt your breath catch in your throat. Those deep blue eyes never failed to leave you breathless.
“I always need you, [Name],” he muttered, leaning in for a kiss, short
promise | erwin x readerpromise | erwin x reader2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He was leaving for another expedition.
You were both used to this routine; telling your goodbyes over and over again. No matter how many times he left, anxiety built within, nerves on edge as paranoia washed over. He always came back-- some injuries here and there, but the commander always recovered from it.
But even though his return was almost guaranteed, it never reassured you that he would truly come back.
A small sigh left roseate lips, digits reluctantly brushing his cheek, eyes meeting blue hues. His eyes were always memorizing; a remembrance of the long nights you spent together, gazes burning into each other, bodies pressed against each other.
A timid smile crossed your lips at the recollection, a hint of curiosity appearing on the blond’s sharp features, a questioning look shot your way.
Shaking your head, the concerned thoughts returned to mind once again, look of content immediately faltering. Fingers tentatively grasped his shirt, a step forward closing the distance
~Kissing You Better~ Erwin x Reader Chapter 3~Kissing You Better~ Erwin x Reader Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This was an absolute nightmare. You stood high up in a ridiculously tall tree at the entrance to a forest of even larger trees, looking down at the grotesque faces of titans, all too eager to tear you limb from limb. What the hell was going on in the forest, where Erwin's group had entered not to long ago, followed by Squad Levi and most lately by that Female-type titan?
After a single glance at her, you were immediately unsettled and confused. Why did she look so familiar to you?
Snarling as an aberrant titan began climbing between two trees to say hello to you and eat you for dinner, you surveyed the surrounding area. After seeing no other titans in the immediate vicinity, you lunged downwards with your gear and a slashed a wide chunk out of its neck. It fell to the ground with a dull thump!
You maneuvered your way closer towards a group of people. Soldiers were supposed to stay with their squads, but considering yours was dead, you'd have to make do. Being placed on the right flank
Reward and Punishment (AU Tutor! Erwin x Reader)Reward and Punishment (AU Tutor! Erwin x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Congratulations (f/n), another F.” My math teacher sneered as he handed me another failed math test of mine. “At this rate, you’ll be repeating this course next year as well.”
“Glad to hear that, sir. I sure do enjoy seeing you every day of my life.” I pitched in with sarcasm. He scowled and waved me off. At the end of the class period, I crumpled up the test and threw it in the trash. I don’t need a piece of paper to remind me how much I hate this subject.
“Guess what dear?” My mother excitedly spoke as I walked into the house after school. “We’ve hired another tutor for you!”
I rolled my eyes as I removed my shoes. She kept on feeding me information about this new tutor as I walked. I didn’t bother to listen; they’ll just give up on me halfway like all the others have before. To them, I was an impossible case. In my defense, it wasn’t even my fault! All of those shitheads just hand
Home Again (Erwin x Reader)Six years it´s been that you offered your heart for humankind and joined the Survey Corps.Home Again (Erwin x Reader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Six years serving under the command of him – Erwin Smith.
Sixteen years ago, you met him for the first time.
Sixteen years, you´ve been in love with him.
Even though you stood behind the ideals of the Survey Corps with all your heart, it took only a couple of seconds to destroy you. To break your wings. To rip your heart apart. Since then you were constantly questioning if it was the right choice to join the Survey Corps.
That was merely a few days ago.
You have been on a mission outside the walls along with the other soldiers. Everything went well, nothing bad happened. Until something seemed to go horribly wrong. You couldn´t really remember what happened. It was just, on moment you were riding on your horse along with your teammates and in the next moment you were fighting against at least ten titans.
As all the members of your team were eaten one by one, you wat
Wrong time... (Erwin x Reader)“Leave me out with the waste this is not what I doWrong time... (Erwin x Reader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
It´s the wrong kind of place to be thinking of you
It´s the wrong time for somebody new
It´s a small crime and I´ve got no excuse.”
The moon shining through the window illuminated the small room. Everything looked different than in sunlight. Darker. Mysterious.
You weren´t interested in this. Although everything looked somehow beautiful. Peaceful. But it also looked cold. As cold as a dead men’s skin. It made you shiver inside.
The night was something you disliked. Nightmares and images of the titans were haunting you from time to time. But never so bad that you couldn´t sleep.
Except on a full moon night. You could barely sleep because the nightmares would always be the worst.
Instead of sleeping you were thinking. And this was never good. The conclusions you were making then would always hurt your heart.
Because this was a difficult time. A time where happiness could not be
If Only (Erwin x Reader x Levi) RQIf Only (Erwin x Reader x Levi) RQ2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Commander Erwin sat at his desk, brows furrowed in concentration as he began to work through the large stack of papers before him. Sighing heavily, he massaged his temples with the tips of his long fingers. You thought he looked so tired. You hated to see him that way.
He glanced up as you entered the room and his face broke into an affectionate smile. You padded over to him, and he lifted you in his strong arms and placed you on his lap, holding you close. You snuggled against his warm body, closing your [e/c] eyes contentedly as his fingers ran lightly over your neck and back, trailing through your hair.
You work too much, Erwin.
“I swear I’d go insane without you here, [Name],” he said. “Keep me company until I’ve finished?”
You rose from his lap so he could return to his work and made your way to the soft leather couch at the far end of his office. You sat down and closed your eyes once again, yawning widely. So tired<
Seven Minutes in Heaven: Erwin x Reader Erwin SmithSeven Minutes in Heaven: Erwin x Reader 10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Of all the people's names you could have drawn from the bag, it had to be the commander of the entire scouting legion. In fact...you glanced around, unable to find the blonde in your first pass.
"Is he even here?" You mused quietly, brow furrowing in concern.
You looked up at Hangi, a shy smile on your lips. "Umm...the commander?"
Hangi barked a laugh. "Erwin, no use in hiding!" she called out to the other side of the room. A mumble rippled through the crowd.
You shrunk back when Erwin gently pushed his way through the small mob of people. His eyes were cast downward, covered by blonde eyelashes. Once he was free of the crowd he glances up, catching your eyes. A small smile slipped onto his lips, and suddenly you felt your face warm.
"C'mon, cadet, up and at 'em" Hangi chuckled, pushing you in the direction of the commander. You stumbled but quickly righted yourself with the aid of gentle but firm hands. You cast Erwin a grateful look for a ha
(Erwin x Reader) Love is in the Air (AU)(FlightAttendant!Reader x Erwin)(Erwin x Reader) Love is in the Air (AU)9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Love is in the Air
Side Note: There is a little twist at the end...
x x x
The child in front of my seat cried very loudly, disturbing some of the passengers on board. it was only an hour in from leaving the ground and flying in the air and I was far too tired from the meeting I had in the Los Angeles to even tolerate the child's crying. If I were Levi, I might be telling the mother of the child to shut the kid up, but I had no energy to that. Just then, a young flight attendant came running along in her pencil skirt and high heels, clicking along the aisle. She was very attractive, and she pulled her index finger on the scarf wrapped around her neck, so she could breathe. i was fully expecting her to politely tell the mother to get the fuck up and move out from the seats—something along the lines of, "Excuse me, ma'am, if you could please step out towards the restrooms and calm you child down..."
That was not what ha
Seven Minutes In Heaven: Mike x ReaderMike ZachariusSeven Minutes In Heaven: Mike x Reader10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
You cocked an eyebrow as you read the name on the paper. It was unexpected to see such a person playing a such a foolish game. You shrugged, handing the paper to Hanji so she could read it out.
"Mike~~!" She crowed.
The crowd shifted, and a blonde mop of hair appeared over the heads of all the others. Before you could even spot the tallest of all the survey corps, you were yanked to your feet. A startled yelp erupted from your throat, causing the entire room to chuckle. Hanji giggled as well, casting you an excited, almost manic grin. You were flung forward, stumbling in an effort to regain your balance. The moment before you fell you suddenly felt strong hands support you. A glance upwards proved that indeed, Mike had caught you.
"Have fun you two!" Hanji cackled before slamming the closet door on you both, leaving the closet in inky darkness.
You were completely still, eyes still glued to the door. Seconds passed before you noticed that indeed, Mike was sti