The very next evening, as he heads home from work he stops at the florist just up the road. He gets his arrangements from a merchant aboveground, and Levi is a relatively frequent customer.
"It's your anniversary tonight, isn't it?" Levi grins. "It is." "Happy anniversary. Tell Heather I said hello."
Giving a friendly wave and a nod, Levi grabs the paper and heads home. The kids are all spending the night elsewhere tonight, and mom...this was all her idea anyway. He knows she'll make extra sure their privacy is respected.
He heads immediately for a bath upon arrival, and then with that concluded goes to the bedroom to get dressed. Soft arms encircle his waist, and he feels her soft kiss on the back of his neck. He turns to face her.
"How come I'm the only one of us that's naked?" "Maybe you should remedy that, handsome." He tosses her to the bed and quickly joins her,helping her to remove her clothes. "Supper is going to burn...."
"Then we better make it quick." He says with a grin. "I love you, Levi." "I love you, too." He whispers, and he loses himself in the scent of her skin and the warmth of her body for a little while.
A couple hours later: They have finished eating and are sitting out on the porch together, enjoying the night air. She cuddles closer,kissing him where his jaw meets below his ear.
"If you're going to go for my sweet spot, you better be ready to back that up." He pulls back a bit to smile at her. "I'm always ready to back my actions. The real question-" She pauses to kiss him again. "Is can you handle another round?"
"Is that a challenge?" "It is...." "Well, who am I to back down from a challenge..." Standing up with her in his arms, he walks back into the house. "Happy Anniversary sweetheart."
He can't sleep. It's been a long time since he's had this problem,a whole other life ago as a matter of fact. Grabbing the paper he bought but neglected to read, he sits down with a cup of tea and opens it to the first page.
He stands up immediately, teacup hitting the floor and smashing. He barely hears, or registers it though.
Scouts Wiped Out To A Man! Colossal and Armored Titan on the loose! Eren Yeager Captured by the Beast Titan!
'No.This can't be happening!' He reads and rereads the front page over and over again. 'How is this possible? How?' He walks into the bedroom and stands over the bed, watching his beloved wife sleep
'One change no matter how small...no. I refuse to believe that my chance at happiness could of set any of this in motion!' Sighing, he knows what he has to do. He kisses her gently, not wanting to wake her and goes out to the porch.
'Let's hope the fates are kind.' 'Send me back!' He waits for a response. Nothing. 'I choose to go back!'
'Are you sure?' The voice sounds behind him. He closes his eyes. This hurts! 'Yes.'
'You're giving up so much, Levi.' 'And what would be our fate if I do nothing? Ultimately, I'm protecting my family. Send me back.' 'As you wish...'
He finds himself standing on the wall again, as if he had never left. He watches Erwin walk away, and then prepares for battle....