You groaned as you were pushed onto the ground. On your back, Eren sat smiling triumphantly.
"[Name], you have got to focus!" You huffed and blew a bang out of your eye. You looked toward your right, and spotted Bertholdt training. He was so tall, muscular, strong, the list goes on and on. Above all that, he was ridiculously shy and quiet despite his appearance. You watched as he ducked to block Reiners kick, and saw him grab his leg and flip him to the ground. Eren was watching with you, and noticed your eyes following Bertholdt.
"[Name]." You were broken out of your trance when Eren called your name.
"You like Bertholdt, don't you?" Your eyes widened when he said those words. Your face was a beet red and your words came out in a flurry.
"N-no! I...ju-just u-uh..." You muttered unintelligible words and Eren smiled. He finally got off your back and you took in a deep breath. He walked towards Bertholdt and you saw them talking to each other. You sat on the ground, giving yourself a rest after the beating you got. You rested your chin on your hand and closed your eyes. A few minutes later, you heard footsteps coming toward you, and your [h/c] eyelashes fluttered open. You expected to see Eren, but instead saw someone's chest. You lifted your head up higher to see Bertholdt standing above you. Red flurried across your cheeks and you looked away.
"What did you need, Bertholdt?" You said as you prayed that he wouldn't notice the red on your cheeks. He stroked his chin, trying to remember what he was going to say to you.
"Eren said that he wanted to switch sparring partners. So might as well." He said as he shrugged. You stood up, and dusted yourself off.
"Then lets get started." You both got in your battle stances. You were bent down, with your fists in front of your face. You both had a short stare down, when you charged first. He might be taller than you, but you were quicker and stealthier than him. You hugged his knees, and pushed him to the ground. Then, he grabbed your wrists and lifted you off of him. You were put in an uncomfortable position, you being bent backwards. You twisted your body the right way and jumped back. Sweat beaded your forehead as you watched him regain his tall composure. You resumed your battle stances, and you charged again. You jumped at him and he grabbed you and did a backflip. You landed on your back with an "oof" and you took in a deep breath. His face was right above yours, and you noticed the position you two were in. You were underneath him, and he was above you. Your faces were centimeters away from each other and your legs were tangled up. His hands were on either side of you and your noses were touching. Crimson rose on your cheeks and Bertholdt saw it. Then, he noticed the position you two were in and shared a crimson of his own.
"I-I I'm sorry, [N-Name]." He said as he hurriedly tried to raise himself off of you. As he leaned up, his hand slipped on the dirt ground. You saw him falling back on top of you, and you tried to scream but it never came out. Instead, his lips were on top of yours. You were both robbed of your surprised yelps, and you heard cheering. Your eyes directed towards the people cheering and you shared a deep shade of red. He finally lifted himself off of you and stood up quickly.
"I-I I'm so s-sorry, [Name]." He said as he scratched the back of his head. You stood up, and put your hands on your hips. You gave him a look that said, "I'll never forgive you", and he looked guilty. Then your face broke into a huge smile. You ran towards him and hugged his giant chest.
"It's okay, Bertholdt." You said as you nuzzled your face into his chest. The crowd of people around you cheered louder and Bertholdts face was completely red. His arms awkwardly hovered around your petite body, and he exhaled loudly. A gentle smile was on his face and he wrapped his long arms around your body. He rested his head against yours, and the crowd cheered even louder.
"Okay guys, lets give them some space." You heard Eren say as he pushed the crowd back. Then you heard loud footsteps headed your way. You quickly released your hug and stood next to Bertholdt. Instructor Shadis was stomping towards you, looking angry. You silently prayed that he didnt see you and Bertholdt hug and you glanced at Bertholdt nervously. He gave you a reassuring smile and squeezed your hand. You felt a bit better, when Instructor Shadis went to the middle of the crowd. His eyes scrutinized each and every one of you and he huffed.
"WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING HERE STANDING AROUND? GET BACK TO TRAINING!" Everyone scurried to their original spots, and began training again. He nodded in satisfaction and watched each pair fight. You and Bertholdt sighed in relief. You looked up at him and have him a big smile. You went into your battle stance and smiled cockily. He entered his, and gave you the same smile.
"Then lets get started."