Eren / Annie - Compliments"You know…you didn’t do half-bad today," remarked Annie, brushing some loose strands of hair out of her face-things tended to get rather messy whenever the two of them sparred, and it was fairly evident on the both of them, even if Eren had ended up on his back more often.She paused, not missing the slight upward quirk of his lips, prompting her to raise an eyebrow."…what?"The slight upturn of his lips gradually grew into a grin, making the blonde’s brow furrow in slight confusion."Don’t give me that look, Yeager. Your technique is still awful."The brunet shrugged nonchalantly, wiping the sweat from his brow-he still knew that he had vaguely impressed the seemingly stoic female, at least. That was enough of a victory.
LingeringNamie would like to think that she could look back on her relationship and feel absolutely no regrets—but one still lingered, often on the back of her mind, so subtly that she doesn’t often notice, yet never fully going away, either. Don’t misread her; she was beyond happy being with Shizuko, and she loved the girl dearly—she wouldn’t trade the love they shared for anything in the world. The promises shared between them, of marriage, starting a family, everything…Namie meant every one of them and wholeheartedly intended to follow through.And, yet…One ghost of her past remained, far more than just a regret that she couldn’t quite shoulder past. They were feelings—strong, forbidden feelings that she shouldn’t feel, feelings that nearly destroyed the relationship she held so dear, but feelings nonetheless, and feelings she couldn’t so easily let go of. They were feelings far beyond the regret of hurting her lover and ne