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                       --who are you, really?

He unravels. His mind dwindles, sanity barely hanging on edge.

But he’s still human.

“--I’m a fucking monster.” he managed to choke out, tears rushing down his cheeks as you hold him, a grim expression on your features. There’s blood all over you, both yours and the titans you defeated earlier, though it sizzles away-- a noise that sickens you.

The mission is over. You’re returning to the walls now, though you’re not sure what to feel. Relief, perhaps?

You don’t know.

The people have lost hope in the Scouting Legion by now. Returning home would only allow you to receive burning glares. But it also meant that you survived another expedition, although you’re not entirely sure you really did survive.

Eren lost it.

He’s necessary to the team-- having a titan is a huge advantage, regardless of what others say.

But all things come with a price.

“Don’t say that,” you murmur, a hand running through his hair.

He had shifted into titan form, but he wasn’t able to control it. He lashed out on most of you, but thankfully, he hadn’t injured anyone. Everyone knew that he hadn’t completely adjusted to the form, knowingly keeping their distance. Levi had to cut him out.

And now, here you were, arms wrapped tightly around him as he clung onto you, attempting to stifle his sobs.

He hates himself so much--- but he shouldn’t.

He is everything he despises.

“I could have killed someone-- I could have killed all of you.”

You struggle to keep calm, your expression holding a small bit of concern as you kiss him on the forehead.

“But you didn’t, Eren. You helped us.”

He truly did assist the team, though it would have been much better if he had been able to control the himself.

But how long could this last for?

                                       he’ll [ l o s e ] himself someday.

Every transformation; every shift, his mental health dwindled. He was no longer the healthy teenager you knew-- he was completely different. His anger was the only thing that fueled him.

But humanity can’t afford to lose him.

So they’ll keep pushing him to his limit-- however far that is. It doesn’t matter that he’s still human. He’s a titan, and that’s all that matters.

“Promise me,” he says in a hoarse tone, “If something happens out there, just kill me.”

“Eren--”

Please, just end it.”

The desperation in his voice; the pleading expression. You’ve never seen him so vulnerable. Tears welling up in your eyes, you can no longer find your voice, brows creased as you study him intently.

His hand grips yours tightly, green optics staring into yours, awaiting for the answer.

You can’t feel your body anymore.

Numbly, you nod slowly, unable to register what he’s just asked you.

You don’t want to.

Because he’ll lose his humanity at one point, and no matter how hard you reach out to him, you’ll never gain your loved one back.

Humanity will win; but Eren will lose.
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I don't really know how I feel about this one. I kind of rambled-- I didn't exactly get what I wanted, but I hope you guys enjoy it!
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railway-of-souls Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Marvelous one-shot. This sentence, though, right here: "Humanity will win; but Eren will lose." I predict that will happen at the end of Attack on Titan, unless it takes a cliche-shounen road. 
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animegirlMLP Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Humanity will win; but Eren will lose."

Me: Drink ...




well fuck.
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unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
evil laughter in the distance
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chocolatesweety Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god why eren?:iconbedcryplz:
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unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
cries eren no
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xXMilliCreamXx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Cry Simba Chisaki Crying Icon Miuna Crying Icon 
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:iconunraveledtruth:
unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
baby don't cry
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:iconxxmillicreamxx:
xXMilliCreamXx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I shall cry
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thebluepanda5 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
mah heart...hurts so much right now! ;-;
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:iconunraveledtruth:
unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
shh no
no more pain
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summermmoone Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! NO BABY WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!!!
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Awestriker007 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Levi Rivaille (Not Interested) [V4] :No he wont
me: Levi just got you pwnt
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Nightstardoesart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im gonna go cry in a corner now...
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:iconunraveledtruth:
unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
; v ;
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Nightstardoesart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'(
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EpicCatBomb Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   Digital Artist
I-I just died a little... On the inside... I need a hug...
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unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
eren will hug you B - )
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TicciToby0194 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Great Stories. asdfghjkl
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Attackontitaneren123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
i think i may need a hug.......;-; can someone hug me please ;-; nice story,cried a lil thought :D
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Mitsuki-Usagi-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Artist
٩(๑•◡-๑)۶ⒽⓤⒼ❤ I cried too...(◞‸◟ㆀ)
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Attackontitaneren123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the hug ;-; omg im like flooding tears right now ;-;
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SkyeHighArt Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dont worry Eren!
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catbat424 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist
I know how Eren feels people call me monster and a freak because im different
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creativehelper14 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Eren~...
You are not alone~
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PhoenixMcLean07 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so...so...sad. I cried
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awesomesauce8453 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
YOU'VE MADE ME CRY. HOW DARE YOU. T_T
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Noom191 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The death count for feels today rivals the total death count in the scouting legion. YAAAAAAAAAAY!!
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Zuko-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why?!???! I started crying a little.....
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swreld-star Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
.3. he will lose... dude... thats messed UP 
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unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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swreld-star Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
XD lol don't take mind to me just saying things DX
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daydream00 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Every last line of your eren stories always make me want to cry...😭😭😭
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unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
that's my goal

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Wishtail Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Artist
"Humanity will win; but Eren will lose."
NOPE EVERYONE HAS TO WIN 
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Noom191 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What about the titans?
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unraveledtruth Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
nOT IN THIS LIFE
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Badblood13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Shit...here come the waterworks huhuhuhu 
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MzducK98 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah noooo. That last line killed me inside :XD: so heartfelt D;
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KathyBrine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The world IS merciless when it comes to losing someone you love.
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juubyshuuya24 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Writer
*raises hand* I also agree with the other comments!! Simply, AMAZING, no?
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SnowflakeSoup Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, I definitely agree with all the comments before me; I also have that headcannon, though I may not like it. Gret job, I hope you write more!
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tchusspaiss Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I second it too! Well done! I can easily imagine Eren ending up like this.
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OpaxTage Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I agree with the first comment! Good job! :)
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RedSharkRocker18 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, the last line was really powerful! Nice job!
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