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You don’t thank the soldier as he leaves, waiting for him to turn the corner before you turn the knob. Just as you enter the room, the other door swings open and Levi steps in.

“Levi?” you take a step closer but stop when your eyes drop to the object in his hand. Although it was wrapped in white linen, you can clearly see the blood staining the cloth. And upon closer inspection, you see that he’s holding a pocketknife.

“Levi, [First], you’re back,” Farlan pokes his head out from the bedroom before you can ask whose blood it is. Farlan looks at you when you don’t respond, and noticing your gaze is fixated towards Levi, he trails your eyes. His voice drops significantly. “Did you kill them?”

Kill…?

Your brows furrow at Farlan’s comment, but as expected, you don’t get an answer from Levi. Instead, he pulls off his cape, carelessly tossing it to the floor and it is in that moment, that you know something is wrong. You look to Farlan for answers but he shrugs.

“Why don’t you go after him? I’ll go and grab Isabel and we’ll meet up with you as soon as we can. I have a feeling that Levi will need us more than ever tonight.”

“What…happened?” you ask. Farlan sighs and runs a hand through his hair.

“I’m sure you have your questions, [First], but now’s not the time to be asking,” is his response. “You’ll know in due time. I promise.”

“…”

“I’ll hold you to it then.”

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He’s looking up at the stars when you find him, seemingly lost in thought. You notice that he’s playing with the same pocketknife from earlier, but it’s free of blood now. You quietly close the door behind you, approaching him carefully.

“May I join you?” you ask softly, almost shyly. Levi pockets the knife before pulling up a knee, resting one arm on the junction and the other on his lap. You take that as a yes and seat yourself on one of the ledges beside him. Pulling your own knees up, you rest your chin between them and turn your head so that you can look at him. “I’m sorry.”

“You apologize too much,” he scowls, and you chuckle.

“Sorry.”

He lets out his signature “tch” but doesn’t look at you. Your smile widens a bit, and some of your hair falls over your shoulder when you tilt your head more-some to catch his gaze. You notice Levi’s eyes narrow, but he doesn’t say anything.

Your smile falters, and boldly, you reach your hand out to place a palm on top of the one on his knee. He looks ready to rip his hand from your grasp, but like how you did in the past, your fingers curl over his palm to prevent him from escaping.

“If it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t be here right now. I took you, Farlan, and Isabel away from your home. If I’d never gotten myself involved, none of this would be happening right now. The least I can do is offer you an apology,” you squeeze his fingers briefly before letting him go. You know he’s looking at you then, but the hair that’s fallen over your shoulders creates a wall between you two. And what perfect timing your words are when the door swings open again, and Farlan whistles in awe as he takes in the view.

“It’s a beautiful sky, eh? And you were planning to keep this all to yourself? How selfish of you, Levi.”

You can almost hear the double-meaning in his voice, but patience does have its rewards. Levi answers your unspoken question for you.

“It’s because I can’t kill anything quietly with you guys around,” he says, looking over his shoulder to glance at his surrogate family. “You’re too noisy.”

Isabel giggles, pulling out four bottles behind her back. As she’s doing so, you notice that her hair is significantly shorter, and she’s sporting a couple of bruises too. You put two and two together, and Farlan winks to let you know that you hit the nail with the hammer.

“Well I’m indebted to you once more, Brother. Here, I got you a little thank you gift.” She hands out the bottles to everyone, first Levi than you last. You accept her offer with a smile, unscrewing the cap and taking a quick swig of it. Isabel takes a seat beside you, while Farlan sits next to Levi. They draw their eyes towards the stars, reveling in the nighttime beauty.

“Farlan.”

Much to your surprise, it’s Levi’s voice that breaks the silence. Even though only Farlan is being called to question, Levi’s tone draws everyone’s stares to him.

“I’ll trust you,” he starts. “I won’t kill Erwin now.”

Farlan’s look of surprise swiftly changes into one of happiness as he smiles at the shorter male. Isabel jumps up, running between Levi and Farlan and, putting an arm around both of their shoulders, pulls them into a group hug.

“Me too! I’ll trust you too!” she cheers, the sound of her laughter mixing with Farlan’s. You smile, watching them, but you don’t say anything. They look so happy together, and guilt nips at you again. You’d torn off their wings; taken away their freedom. Although they still had each other, life for them would never be the same again. And you couldn’t help but blame yourself. You were unable to save them when they’d saved you.

And that was what you regret most of all.

“Hey, get in here, [First]!” Isabel gestures with a hand for you to come over, and you bring up another smile while shaking your head. She’s an obstinate one though, and reaching over, yanks you towards them and you end up leaning into Levi’s chest. You flush a bright red at the contact, but hearing the sound of Levi’s heart beating against his chest has you easing into his warmth. Your tired eyes slowly close as you savor the safety you feel by being held in their arms.

Unbeknownst to you, when Levi feels you relax against him, he makes a silent resolve that none of you can hear.
Fandom: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan | Pairing: Levi x Fem!Reader | A/N: 3 days in a row! I'm so proud of myself~ :giggle:

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: fav.me/d78z93f
Chapter 2: fav.me/d79v9hv
Chapter 3: fav.me/d7ar7mh
Chapter 4: fav.me/d7ddnv6
Chapter 5: fav.me/d7dytgn
Chapter 6: fav.me/d7f1yjf
Chapter 7: fav.me/d7g55ka
Chapter 8: fav.me/d7gefsa
Chapter 9: You Are Here

:rose: Disclaimers :rose:

"You" belong to Levi Rivaille (Talks) [V2] 
Attack on Titan | Shingeki no Kyojin © Hajime Isayama
Story © XxTheBlackDevilxX
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NinjaAnimeHero Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Artist
Me: ... *widen eyes* I heard his heart?

Evelyn: *reading and stopped* I... Need... you... write... next... 10 chapter... now!!!! *creepy voice*

Me: Yami Shocked  Wow She sound like Levi.

Evelyn: *stare you*The Shining Stare

Me: ... She still stare you. .... and She my Oc in Attack on titans. 

Evelyn: ... I... need... you... draw... Me and Levi..... *stare me*Nana (Stare) [V1] 

Me: EEK! *run away* Run away 2 
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KateWolfess Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
This is very well written! I love it! Keep up the good work!
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XxTheBlackDevilxX Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
Thank you! :D
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nejiHolic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I sincerely hope you finish this! I like how you keep Levi in-character! I'll pm you something, wahhhhhhhh. Ugh I hope to read more, and not to mention, you keep it realistic at a point. I like the interactions, I like how the pairing isn't forced, and that there's a built chemistry that's slowly developing. I wish there was more, seriously. I hope the narrator gets more time to be awesome and let Levi see what's in front of him is a keeper! The narrator isn't too energetic, and she's mildly balanced, not annoying but I hope I get to see more of her personality and prowess and see more characterization from her.

I want you to critique my Levi x OC story ugh
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XxTheBlackDevilxX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it so far, but between school and work, I have little time to write and as I've mentioned to other people, if I continue this series, it will most likely be a rewrite.

And sure. Just send me a link to the story and I can take a look at it. :D
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You are so talented! This is an amazing story! You have done a fantastic job! Please continue!!! :)
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wildcatmimi5311 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Omg i wish their was moreeee
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Fuemi101 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  New member
Like the comment before me, this IS amazing and absolutely adorable! Levi is so in character that it just surprises me and kind of relieves me that there's a story out there with an actual character in, well, character. I envy you; you're so talented in writing and I do hope you continue the series! But I understand if you want to redo the story again. In my opinion, I think the reader's personality is coming along nicely. She isn't too annoying nor too hardcore; it's between the middle, which is perfectly fine by me. 
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XxTheBlackDevilxX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
Aww thank you so much! Your comment really means a lot to me, and I'm glad to hear you like how Reader's character is coming along. I think I've been focusing too much on keeping Levi in-character that I paid less attention to Reader's, hence my want to rewrite this series. But thank you for the support nonetheless! It means a lot when I get comments like yours~ :aww:
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This is so unbelievably amazing and adorable! You are such a talented writer! I love the way you tied the reader into the story of "A Choice of No Regrets." It didn't feel so abrupt and awkward, but it flowed quite nicely. And I love Levi's slow affection towards the reader.  You also stay in character very well. A job well done, my friend. You definitely got my favorite. I cannot wait for more! Though don't pressure yourself into updating, as a fellow writer, I understand that we are all busy. So just update when you can. But you are doing a wonderful job. That's all I have to say. Have a fabulous day and keep being awesome!

That weird, awkward person,
~Winter Shadows~

P.S. Oh, I can't wait to find out what he said!
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