Jean turned as he heard movement coming from the back of the aircraft. he knew the door was still open for Lobov, since he was still outside the airship making sure everything was safe and that no one shot them down. as he turned, he looked shocked as a little girl rolled into the ship holding a rifle. she glared at them as she held up her weapon. Jean let out a shout to alert everyone, but it came too late as the girl let out a battle cry and fired her gun. a gasp was heard as Sasha gasped for air and fell to the ground, blood oozing from her front and back, covering the floor in red.

"Sasha!" Connie called. he was still in shock as he stood next to her body.

everything paused. the girl was about to take another shot as Jean raised his gun to fire at her. before the bullet could hit her, another child came out of nowhere and pushed her out of the way. Bullets flew past their heads as the girl accidentally shot another bullet, hitting Jean's cheek.

not even a moment later, everyone ran at the two kids, punching and screaming at them. the children looked up at them in fear as they were punched and kicked and hit with guns.

"SASHA HEY!" Connie yelled getting Jean's attention. Connie was on the ground next to his closest friend and girlfriend, holding her face in his hands. "Hang in there... HEY," Connie yelled as Jean threw himself next to them. they both looked panicked as they saw the damage the bullet left.

"you're too... damn loud..." Sasha said as blood oozed out of her and spread even more "are we... eating soon?" she asked. she couldn't move... she couldn't even see well.

"Bandages now! We have to stop the bleeding!" Jean yelled orders to some of the women close by, who, at the moment, were still in shock at what happened.

"RIGHT!" one yelled as she went to get what she was told. Connie looked at Sasha in fear as he spoke to her.

"SASHA! make it to the island!" he yelled, but the life in Sasha's eyes was already fading.

"Meat," she gasped out.

They worked fast once they got the bandages, and tried their best to wrap up the wound, but it wouldn't stop bleeding. Sasha looked miserable as she slowly died, blood coming out of her mouth as Connie stared in shock and Jean turned away, holding his head with both hands and pulling his hair.

"Jean, they claimed aboard using Lobov's ODM gear." Jean looked up at the beaten-up children. "I'll toss 'em outside, alright?" one of the men said as he held both kids by their hair. Jean hit the wall beside him with both hands and whispered something to himself. they talked for a couple of moments, before Sasha stopped hearing as her ears began ringing. Connie stayed with Sasha as Jean took the kids to the other room. the young boy looked terrifed, but the girl looked pissed and crazy as Jean dragged them away.

Armin and Mikasa ran out and came to Sasha's side, crying to her, telling her to live, but she couldn't hear anything.

Sasha didn't even know what she was saying as she opened her mouth and let out a couple of words. everything was slowly fading as Connie, Mikasa, and Armin knelt her side. they were yelling at her to do something, but she didn't know what...

she was tired...

so, so... tired...

maybe she should just close her eyes for a bit...

"Sasha is dead," Connie announced once the door was wide open. everyone looked at him in shock as Mikasa and Armin screamed and yelled from behind him, trying to get Sasha to respond, but there was no such luck.

Connie was crying as he held onto the necklace she once gave him. Jean looked at him in what looked like shock, but in reality, it was sadness and fear that one of his closest friends just died. Levi didn't say anything, just looked at Eren who, according to him, was to blame for everything. Hanji just stared in disbelief. Eren looked upset for a moment, before looking unbothered.

cries of friends, comrades, and family were heard as they were heading home... back to their island, with a skilled fighter now dead by the hands of a twelve-year-old child.






the middle of the night around 4 A.M

a gasp was heard in a cabin in the middle of the training grounds of the 104th Cadet Corps. the gasp was so loud it woke up some of the girls in the room.

gasp after gasp sounded as girls woke up to check who was in trouble. they turned on lights only to see it was Sasha struggling for air. Krista was the first one to her side, asking if she was ok. Ymir came next, just to make sure Krista wasn't hurt.

Unfortunately, Sasha kept gasping as she clawed at her neck, trying to get air into her lungs. Blood started to fall from her mouth as she scratched at her neck and chest. all of a sudden, Krista was pulled back by Ymir, who watched as Sasha moved to the side of the bed and started to throw up blood. Krista gasped as more girls started to circle Sasha's bed. at this point, Mikasa was awake, trying to calm Sasha down by gently patting her back.

"Someone get a medic, she won't stop throwing up," Mikasa ordered as Sasha continued to gasp and throw up. "Sasha, can you hear me?" Mikasa asked, but Sasha couldn't even respond. girls were panicking, checking to see if there was any food that she might have choked on, but they didn't find anything in her mouth or around her bed. they didn't know what to do.

"WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?" Shadis yelled as he threw the door open, one of the girls that went to go get help following quickly behind him into the room. a moment later, a medic entered with another girl. Shadis looked at the girls who were gathered around Sasha's bed, and they made a path for him and the medics, who instantly started to work on her. he gave a confused glance at all the other girls as they all gave worried glances at Sasha.

"We need to move her to the infirmary. we can't make a proper analysis here," one of the medics said as he checked her over.

"go ahead," Shadis nodded, letting them bring a stretcher in and take Sasha out. he sent a glare to all the girls in the room, who looked worried (except for Mikasa and Annie, who just looked confused). "what happened here?" he snapped, looking around the room. instantly, the blood next to Sasha's bed got his attention.

"We are not sure sir," one brave girl said as she saluted, the rest of the girls following "we woke up to her gasping for air, before Cadet Krista got up to investigate what was wrong with her, only to have her start throwing up blood next to her bed," she said as Shadis glared. she shuddered in fear as his eyes met hers.

"I can confirm that sir," Mikasa said, speaking up. Shadis looked at her next, but unlike the other girls, she stood straight and waited for his next move.

"all of you will stay here today," he ordered, "no one will be leaving here until we find the cause of this." the girls just nodded and watched him leave.

a couple of hours later

Eren was irritated. none of the girls from Mikasa's dorm showed up for training today, and Armin was trying his best to calm him down. they waited for Mikasa for an hour before it became clear she wasn't going to show up. they were going to check on her, but before they could even move in the direction of the girl's cabin, one of the commanders stopped them and ordered them to go to the training grounds. Eren didn't have time to eat because of how long he waited for Mikasa, so he was both hungry and mad.

"Eren please calm down," Armin said as he followed Eren to the dining area for Lunch. Eren angrily slammed his food tray on the table. he didn't even know why he was so mad. it might have been because Mikasa didn't show up, or because he missed breakfast. hell, he didn't know.

"I just don't get how Mikasa could miss training," he snapped as he started to eat his food. Armin placed his tray down in front of Eren and sat across from him. Armin looked at him with pity before starting to eat his food. they continued to talk until it was time for cleaning up. that's when all commanders called them to line up. Eren stood next to Armin, who was next to Connie, who was messing around with one of the other boys in the line. Jean was two boys and one girl away from Eren, as he saluted Shadis, who walked in front of him.

"Who was in charge of Kitchen duty all day yesterday?" Shadis snapped, glaring at every boy and girl in the line. Jean, Connie, and two other boys and 3 girls stepped up. "out of you seven, who was in charge of dinner?" he glared at the seven cadets. the girls stayed where they were and the boys stepped forward. Eren looked at them confused when he saw Shadis' angry look. Armin looked worried for them, not sure if they did something wrong. "the rest of you are dismissed. you four are to come with me to be interrogated," Shadis snapped, walking away, with some of the Garrison soldiers who were helping out for the month leading the boys after him, guns to their backs.

Jean looked scared, but he didn't say anything, not wanting to anger Shadis any more than he already was. he didn't know what he was being interrogated for but he knew he didn't do anything that would anger Shadis this bad.

Connie looked around panicked. he didn't know why he was in trouble or why Shadis was so mad at him. 'he probably wasn't even mad at me,' he told himself, 'he is probably mad at Jean.' he tried to come up with excuses.

the other two boys didn't know what to do, since they didn't get into trouble with Shadis as often as Jean and Connie, who normally did once a week. they were hoping they could get out of whatever trouble those two caused this time.

once they made it to Shadis office, they were separated and taken to different rooms. one at a time, they were questioned.

" yesterday, what did you four make for dinner?"

"Chicken soup with bread," they all responded separately.

"after you were done, where did you go?"

"we went to eat dinner with everyone else."

"where did you sit?"

"I sat with Marco," Jean said.

"I sat with Matt," one of the boys said.

"I sat with Jason and Carla," the other boy said.

"I sat with Sasha," Connie said, nervously playing with his hands.

"did you see anything strange when you were making dinner?"





"was there anything extra in the food that you or one of the other boys added?"





"Is there someone to confirm your story?"


"Carla and Matt."

"Jason and Carla."


"at dinner did you find anyone acting strange?"





"What time did you leave the dining hall?"

"at 9."




"Why did you leave at that time?"

"I wanted to help Marco, Connie, and Sasha clean up."

"it was time to head to our cabins," the two boys responded.

"We always leave at that time whenever we don't clean."

"I always help Sasha whenever she has cleaning duty, since she doesn't like to be alone. I was also with Jean and Marco."

after that, Jean and Connie were held back. the other two boys left, as they had confirmed their story with the girl they were with. Marco was brought in and asked some questions, before they were all brought into the same room as Shadis.

Shadis was sitting in his seat as the cadets looked at him. they were standing in front of his desk, staring at him as he looked through a report.

"last night at dinner, you all made contact with Cadet Sasha Braus, correct?" he asked them as he looked up at them from the corner of his eye.

"yes sir," they all nodded.

"and tell me, any of you. was she acting strangely at any point that you were with her?" he asked them.

"what do you mean by strangely, sir?"

"was she coughing or having trouble breathing at all?" he clarified.

"no, sir," they said together.

"she was acting normally, sir," Marco said.

"Did she have a limp or any injury of any kind? did she say she was in pain at all?"

"no, sir."

"do you know if Sasha made contact with anyone else before you left her at the cabin?" he asked.

"no, sir, I left her in front of her door like I always do after dinner," Connie said as he saluted.

"very well," Shadis nodded his head. "you can leave," he said, picking up the same report he was looking at earlier.

"I'm sorry sir, but may I ask why this was necessary?" Jean asked. he was pissed that they were questioning him without telling him what he did, but he didn't let it show in front of Shadis because everyone knew what he would do if you showed any sign of disrespect to him.

"ask the guard outside and give him this. I have paperwork to do," Shadis said, not even looking up as he wrote something down on a slip of paper before handing it to them.

"yes, sir," Jean said as he followed Marco and Connie out of the room. when they made it outside, they stopped a guard and told him that Shadis permitted them to know what happened to have them interrogated, handing him the paper. the guard nodded and told them to follow him.

"this morning, all the female cadets from dorm 5 were woken up by the sound of one of the younger cadets, Sasha Braus, choking on her own blood," the three boys stiffen at that. "and we have reason to believe that someone wished to hurt her. Shadis has granted you three special access to see her in her current state, but you will only be allowed in there with at least one soldier who is a higher rank than you."

"do... do you know what happened to her?" Connie asked, gulping. he didn't know what to think. his best friend was choking on her own blood and he was sound asleep...

"not yet. we have asked the head doctor of The Survey Corps to come, since none of the medics here know what is wrong with her. they don't think she will make it, considering she fell unconscious as she threw up." Connie looked like he was about to die right then and there, as Marco looked worried and Jean looked guilty for the way he has been treating her.

once they made it to the infirmary, the guard handed another guard the paper that Shadis gave them. the other guard nodded, and opened the door for them to come in and see Sasha. as they walked in, they saw Sasha with dried blood on her lips and pillow. she looked pale, and her hair was a mess. she didn't look like the Sasha they knew and kinda loved.

"Sasha," Connie called as he slowly walked to her side and placed a hand on her resting arm. she seemed to be breathing, but it looked forced.

"Shit," Jean cursed as he stared at her.

Marco was the last one to walk in, and he closed the door. he turned pale as he saw the once bouncy and healthy girl he saw as a sister looking pale and dead. he walked behind Jean.

"when will the doctor get here?" asked Marco.

"around nightfall today if we are lucky, if not, then tomorrow afternoon," the guard who was in there with them said as he read the report that he grabbed from the nightstand.

"but what if it's too late then?" Jean asked, "What if she dies?"

"I'm sorry, but this is all we can do for her for now."


"Jean, calm down," Marco said, grabbing his arm, making him turn to him, "you could disturb Sasha." Jean realized what he did and quickly apologized.

sure, he might not have considered Sasha a close friend like he does Marco, but it still didn't mean he didn't care about her. he was worried, and that worry quickly turned into anger.

Connie was silent as he held onto Sasha. she was his best friend from the moment he got there. she was funny, and treated him kindly no matter how stupid most of the things he did or said were. he had respect for her, just like she did him. to see her like this was hard, especially considering how healthy she was not even 24 hours ago.

Marco was always kind to her, no matter how annoying she got with her blabbing on about food and weird jokes she told. he treated her nicely because over the two years he has known her, she had always tried to be kind to everyone (even if sometimes it came out as rude). he respected her as a soldier and friend, even though they didn't talk much.

they all just hoped she made it out ok...

she was still a fellow soldier...

and they were kinda like a family...


Edited by QueenOfAces