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You stared up into the sunken eyes of the instructor, Keith Shadis, with fear. A bead of sweat dripping down your forehead as you waited for him to 'instruct' you.

He was obviously pissed , for what reason you had no idea. He had made you stay while the others went to the mess hall for dinner. Many of the trainees had given you solemn looks , knowing you wouldn't come out of the confrontation without a bruise or two.

"You are the dumbest shit I have ever met , (Name) (L.Name)!" he boomed , smashing his fist on the top of your head , making you scream in exaggerated agony. You could have sworn you heard a chorus of 'Oohs' in the distance.

Out of sheer strength , you got up and saluted the instructor, but alas you had the wrong arm crossing your torso and landing on your heart. Another blow to the head and another yelp.

"Wrong fucking direction , (L.Name). Do you not pay attention in all your classes!? Or do you just sit there , shit faced and giggly!?

You honestly didn't know how to respond to that without sounding dumb , so you sat in silence. He countinued to stare you down while you attempted not to shake in fear. He rose his fist up again to hit you and you flinched but still held your , though still wrong , passionate salute.

His fist still high in the air , he analyzed you with great scrutiny. Dumb but agile. Slow in the head but speed in the 3D gear maneuver was no problem for you. You were in par with Sasha. The only difference was that you weren't keen on excessive eating.

If you weren't so slow when it came to strategy and the precise cut of the titan then you'd be up in the ranks with at least Eren Jaeger.

He thought hard on what he should do with a solider like you. Can't have two Sasha's running around.

After coming up with a conclusion, he lowered his fist and you visibly relaxed , but you jumped again as he roared ; "If you don't pass the written exam at the end of this month , you're dumb-ass is going home! Understandable (L.Name)?!"

You nodded , and switched your arms so the salute was correct and rushed to the mess hall.


"Well. Connie , Sasha.  This is farewell."

The two goofballs looked up at you , food filling there cheeks until they looked like chipmunks. You would've burst into hysterics if you weren't attempting to be serious. Connie swallowed and gave you a confused look.

"What do ya mean 'farewell'?" Connie asked. Sasha swallowed her mouth full as well , but stuffed another piece of bread in. "Yeah? What do you mean?" her speech was muffled.

You puffed out your cheeks. "If I don't pass the writing test, I have to go back home!" you grumbled and crossed your arms. It just wasn't fair! You were good at everything else. Why'd you suck at this?

In an instant , your two friends were next to you. Clinging on to your arms and shooting rapid fire questions and accusations.

"Are you serious?! That's so unfair!"

"Did Instructor Shadis tell you that? He always has it out for us , (Name) , I swear!"

"There's no way you'll pass it , (Nickname)!"

They're voices carried out through the mess hall , everyone listening into your conversation.  Though this didn't stop you three from becoming more rambunctious.

The door burst open with a great force. Shadis coming in , a rage in his eyes that was directed at your trio.

"What the hell is all this noise?! Springer! (L.Name)! Braus! Is it you shit heads again!?"

Mikasa rose her hand silently. "Its actually just Sasha , sir. She farted again."

The look of utter horror crossed the brunette's face as everyone stifled their laughs.

Shadis quickly covered his nose and backed out slowly ,slamming the door in the process. You could hear him outside , yelling about Sasha and her need to control herself.

Once everyone settled down and Sasha's dramatic pose was over , you three began to discuss , quietly , about how you'd actually graduate.

"Well it's obvious that the actual classes aren't helping." Connie said. "Maybe someone else could help..?"

You tilted your head at your friend. "Yeah like...?"

"Oh! I know! Armin could help!" Sasha mouth was full again , with your food of course.

"Armin?" you pouted and leaned over the table and spotted the blond next to Eren. Both of them deep in conversation , but the smiles on their faces meant it wasn't all that serious.

"I don't know guys. Whenever I'm near him he clams up , stutters , and just basically avoids me." you put your elbow on the table and rested your head in your hand. "I doubt he'd want to spend extra hours with me ,studying and what not."

Sasha and Connie give each other knowing looks and elbow you in the ribs. "Welp only one way to find out , (Nickname)!" Sasha said cheerfully while Connie yanked on your hair causing you to sprawl on the floor.

You yelled 'Hey' , as you attempted to reclaim your seat , but the two dolts were vigilant and wouldn't let you back between them. They looked pointedly at Armin and then back at you. You whined in defeat and got up , shuffling towards the two friends at the end of the table.

As you got closer you noticed how Armin's eyes sparkled as he talked with Eren. You also noticed the book he was holding. Gesturing towards it with entusiasm. Your heartbeat galloped as he looked up at you once you reached him.

The smile was gone , a blush spread across his face and he hid within his book. All within a matter of seconds. Eren turned around to look up at you , a smirk on his face.

"Heard you're gonna flunk out cause you're an idiot , (Name). I'm really gonna miss you whe- OW! Hey!"

You had smacked him on the back of the head and reached out to grab his ear. "Shut up Eren! Or am I gonna have to remind you about the time on the training field when you got your wires tangled with Connie's and I had to help your sorry ass out!"

Eren was about to protest , but you cut him off with another smack. "I'm not here to hear your excuses Jaeger. I'm actually here for Armin."

At the sound of his name , the blond looked up from the comfort of his book , only to see you inches from his face. Huge grin and all.

He nearly fell off the his chair because of his flinch but you grabbed his wrist before the fall. The contact sent a spark to your heart , but you ignored it.

"Heya Armin!~ You got a minute?"

He stared in awe at the hand on his wrist. Wondering how your hands were so soft after all this training. He also wondered how it would feel on other parts of his body. The blush just wasn't going to go away anytime soon.

"Armin are you even listening?"

Armin snapped out of his daze and looked at you. "Umm.. I'm sorry can you.. repeat that?"

You sighed but nodded your head. "As you may know, my shouta friend, I am not the smartest potato in the batch. In fact  , I'm slower than Sasha when it comes to the... learning aspects of titan killing."

Armin nodded in understanding , but hated how you were bringing yourself down.

"Well since you're the smartest person I know I have a question to ask." you clasped his hand in yours. You took a deep breath and looked into his ocean blue eyes.

"Can you be my Study Buddy?!"
I really hope the second one is better than this. GOD!

Any way ignore my attempt at humor and the OOCness of some characters. Bear with me , I'm getting used to writing for them.
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JadeL666 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just not a dumb person though.....I guess I am when I'm tired XD
kae-sshi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Oh gwad I'm dumb HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
This story is really fun and pleasant to read. I'm not a big fan of Armin as a romantic interest, however you manged to pull it off quite pleasantly. It was surprising and nice.

But... wait... I'm dumb and violent O_o AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!!!!! *starts to cough from too much laughing*
SnowflakeArts Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"He also wondered how it would feel on other parts of his body" ... I was blushing like hell after that part XD
bellefleurdelamour Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
You weren't the only one x3
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Dayum son, dat picture tho XD
Cialois Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Seriously!! XD
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
yep. That's all I had to comment on lol.
Cialois Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Exactly XD
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Cialois Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Snowypuppy277 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"Heya Armin~ Got a minute?" That would be me XD Giant grin and all XD 
Luna-Mini-Milka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I am not the smartest potato in the batch." I loved this XD
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
tee hee.
Sasha much?
Luna-Mini-Milka Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yep xD
TwentySevenBucks Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
XDDDDDDDDD best stuff I've read in a while XD
KellyandJordan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a OOC her name is Nikki Natler and she actually was made to have a crush on Armin because he was the one to comfort her when her father (her only parent, who was a titan fighter) got eaten by a titan when she was a little kid and the only thing she had to remember her father by was a book that he wrote in to record and draw titans that he saw. But I don't have Nikki drawn on the computer only in a notebook.
NordicYuki02 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear reader-san is the polar opposite of me... Oh dear. '-'
IMAFTF Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I wanna be a study, study,study buddy. Woohoo!
Fantasylover64 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh I love this so much. 'My shouta friend' That line just made my day you flubbing genious
KathyBrine Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Writer
Actually since I'm in the Philippines we don't have A's, B's or whatever those letters are.
We just have 10/10 and that 8D
Levi-Loves-meh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Artist
xD I'm not dumb though TT-TT
anywho~ This was beautiful on to the next part! <(*^*)
XIamAwsomeX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
My parents would smack me if I got a d or c on ANYTHING cuz of the Asian stereotype and whatnot...
TwitchyWitchyGirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So OOC of me, but this is very cute! 
*clicks the next part* ^^
XIamAwsomeX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
That's what I thought! 
IfYouSayYouLoveMe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gonna squee when he says yes ;3;
Arione-rii Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gahh! I love this~

I keep imagining the reader as a male, though. Seems more fitting if ya' asked me o3o 
I mean, Shadis wouldn't hit a girl, right? ; 3 ;
xcosmetic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You could believe Reader-tan is a boy.~ I try really hard to use gender neutral pronouns, but I usually lean towards female. 
Psychotic-Love Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really OOC. Sasha and Connie are actually perfect XD
AriesGoddessofWar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This was stellar!! Can't wait for the second one!!
QueenLauren Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
more! ^^
iZoe14 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Artist
it so kawaiii :))
Loba-J Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Loving it!
Hope part two comes out soon.
Frenzydaydreamer11 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
M-more plz!! The cuteness i cant handle :iconotakuingplz: sigh im part of their trio?! XD but oh wells~
sureepi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
/oh gosh this is so cute, i really like your writing style! c':
jungtaekwoon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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