"I... I like you, Levi." Jaeger confessed softly, his lipped pressed against Levi's left ear.
Levi swallowed, hard. This was wrong. He was the prisoner, someone who had committed an unforgivable crime, thus being locked up in this hellhole. Then here Jaeger was, declaring his growing affection toward him; the prison guard wanting to be with the prisoner. A typical unimaginable and forbidden relationship. He should say 'no', he should reject the brat right here and then, steering clear of anything non-beneficial that could happen to them in the near future. They would move on, putting this unromantic scene behind and forget about it gradually.
Rejection was what he should do.
But he could not and would not.
If he was asked when did he started reciprocating Jaeger's feelings, Levi would not be able to reply, for he himself did not know when, but somewhere along the last seven days, his inexperienced heart had started falling for the brat. And when Levi fell, he fell hard.
That was why, when Levi's steely grey orbs finally met with his brat's -still bright with hope and expectancy- he told him, "I like you too, Eren."