[ SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN ] FAN FICTION

PAWS & SWEET TEA

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A LEVI x PETRA RAL FAN FICTION

by soraille | 2013

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BLACK

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The Ral household had been around for almost five decade and the family had been continuing on preserving their most cherished home. It was also known to be haunted by spirits and the like, but the family was convinced there weren't any. It was just a plain rumour to scare children so they wouldn't be naughty when inside the house. It might look strong but it was aging day by day and it would be a waste if something might get destroyed.

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During daytime, only a family member was always around: Petra, a daughter from the main branch. She was always accompanied by her childhood friend, Hanji, as requested by her parents so as not to make Petra lonesome. Since Petra was a daughter from the main branch, she was really precious as a gem as she was expected to give birth to the next line of their family as soon as she gets married. However, as the family was excited for Petra to have children, it seemed like Petra wasn't thinking about it at all. She was carefree as always, seemingly without worries at all.

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"What gender would you want your first kid to be, Petra?" Hanji asked while eating an ice cream.

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Petra was swiping off fallen leaves into a spot. "I girl would be nice," Petra answered with a smile. "But either gender is fine."

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"Have you found your groom?" Hanji asked again.

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"He will come. I'll wait patiently for him, for now," Petra replied calmly.

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"Petra," Hanji called. "You should really should start looking for a groom now and think of your future, or else your family will arrange someone for you to marry." Hanji advised, sounding worried for her friend.

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"I still think I'm not yet mature and old enough to think about that, Hanji," Petra reasoned which made Hanji felt more anxious of Petra's future and love life.

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"Just… be careful not to be an old maid," Hanji said, finishing her ice cream. "Well, I better be off. Some kids need some tutoring now, bye Petra!" and Hanji was off, leaving Petra along in the house again.

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Petra waved at Hanji as she saw her off. Then she sighed while looking up at the sky. I think it's still pretty early to indulge myself in thoughts about marriage and future. She thought with worried brows when suddenly a rustling noise interrupted Petra's thought. She searched for the sound and found it came from the tree next to her.

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There was a rustle again.

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Petra went closer to the tree while looking up at the branches and then something had fallen that surprised Petra.

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"Oh my!" she exclaimed while holding her chest. Her heart raced for a bit but she took a breath and it sort of calmed her down. She slowly went closer to the thing that fell. It was black and there were leaves stuck to it. She bent slowly and removed the leaves from it.

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It's warm. Petra thought. And… breathing?

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She carefully got a hold of it and lifted it in the air. It was a black cat.

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How cute! Petra thought. She'd always loved animals, especially cats. As she was joyfully staring at the unconscious feline, she noticed that there was a cut on its head and was slightly bleeding.

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"Poor thing," Petra pitied. She carefully held the cat in her arms and went inside to treat it.

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Carefully treating the cat's wounded head, it was silently resting on Petra's lap.

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"There," Petra said in satisfaction. "I hope you get better soon." And then she strokes the cat's body gently. She placed the cat in the futon she laid earlier. She was watching it sleep and breathe in peace and was hoping it would open its eyes soon.

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The surrounding was so peaceful and quiet that it put Petra into sleep.

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Petra slowly opened her eyes, rubbed them a bit and yawned. The first thing she saw was the futon – but the cat was nowhere to be found but was replaced by…

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"A child?!" Petra was so surprised she immediately stood up and exclaimed. "How did a child get in here… and he's naked?!"

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Instead of seeing a black cat, Petra saw a boy with black hair and fair skin, completely naked lying on the futon. She assumed the child was around seven years old because of his small built. But beside the boy near his head was the bandage Petra used on the cat's wound. There was also a stain of blood on it. Could it be… Petra thought.

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The boy began to open his eyes and Petra jolted a bit. Her heart was racing and her mind was confused.

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The boy looked straight in Petra's eyes. His eyes were shard and he has thin eyebrows and lips. He blinked twice and helped himself to sit up straight. Petra pulled herself closer, as if she was afraid of the child.

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"Who… who are you?" Petra asked with much anxiety.

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"…" the boy answered in silence and blinking. "Who are you?" he answered back with slight annoyance in his tone. His eyebrows were furrowed and his eyes were almost glaring at Petra.

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"Huh?"

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Poor Petra, so confused with the situation.

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And what was with the child's arrogance that he displayed by throwing a question at Petra as a reply?

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Notes: written in third-person fic! This will be different from my first one. Well, this one's on a fantasy / supernatural side. Please bear with me~! [ And yes, my chapters will forever be short! ]

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