“This is the dawn of a new age! An age without fear or sacrifice! An age of peace!” Erwin bellowed. Howls and cheers of excitement were received. They were now free of the menaces. The constant fear for their lives. Never again would they doubt if they saw the sun rise again.
They were free.
_____ stood towards the back of the crowd in shock, watching her comrades celebrate. Tears of joy fall down her [S/C] face in steady streams. She looked to the young brown haired male next to her. The one who saved her life time and time again.
She called his name.
The male turned towards her, his eyes widening after noticing her tears. “_____..?” he asked, concerned.
_____ suddenly enveloped the boy in a tight hug, catching him by surprise. Nonetheless, he wrapped his arms around her waist tightly.
“Eren, thank you. For everything. For protecting me. Protecting everyone. Thank you… so much…”
She tightened her hold, if possible, and barely above a whisper let out “…thank you for loving me as I am…”
Eren tightened his hold on the girl’s waist and inhaled a sharp breath. “_____.” He breathed.
She hummed in response. Eren held the girl for a while longer, building up his courage for his next move. _____ sighed, enjoying the silence, save for the talkative comrades around them.
“I want you to marry me.”
Eren’s sudden proposal startled her, and she froze. _____’s eyes widened to saucers. She must have heard wrong.
The boy pulled away. He took her hand and slowly bent down on one knee. Others around them started to take notice, soft smiles on their faces. A few wolf whistles made the young girl’s face heat up even more.
“I want you to marry me. Now that we’re safe, I want to start a life with you. A family. You mean everything to me. I can’t live without you. I love you more than life itself.” From his hold on her hand, _____ could feel him shaking out of nervousness.
“Marry me?” he asked again.
By now, _____’s face was covered in her tears. She let out a choked sob. Eren started to stand up, slightly concerned for his lover. “___-“
“YES!!” she launched herself at him, the both of them falling hard on the dirt. Eren let out a grunt, but he held her tightly. He was shaking even more now.
“You will?” he whispered.
The girl nodded, and lifted herself so she was inches away from his face. She had dirt on her face, combined with the snot and tears, along with her hair a mess, anyone would think she was rabid.
But Eren thought she was absolutely beautiful.
She wiped her nose and eyes on her sleeve, and smiled softly down at him.
“Yes Eren, I will marry you.”
_____ lowered her head down and tenderly kissed him. Eren immediately responded, tightening his hold on her small waist.
Cheers were heard from their friends. Mikasa and Armin looked on happily, proud that the boy had the courage to do what would send most men crying to their mothers. Jean, Sasha and Connie all cheered louder than most. Hell, even Levi was smiling, though just barely. And it’s not like he’d let anyone know.
_____ stood and pulled her new fiancé up with her. He pulled her into a tight hug and raised his fist into the air, cheering. _____ giggled at his childish behavior. The cheers got louder, and some of the boys ran to Eren to congratulate him, while a few girls came to you. The entire time Eren never let go of you.
You were happy.
You were finally happy.