Take a trip through my obsessions as they come... where you'll stop, no one knows. Not even I do, but it'll be an interesting trip on the way there.
Armin looked over at him, before sitting next to his friend on the couch. He held the DVD of Les Miserables in his hand with a grin. He thought that Eren would like a movie with a bit of action in it, and a two-hour history lesson wouldn’t hurt him either. Honestly, Armin found himself stressing more over Eren’s grades than Eren ever did.
"What do you think? I know it’s a musical, but give it a chance! You might like it!" He gave a sheepish grin, pulling up his shoulders a bit. He brought a few extras, just in case. Though he didn’t think his heart could take why more horror flicks…
The blond looked ove, hearing the ragged breaths of the boy next to him. He was about to reach out to him, when all of a sudden, Eren’s weight collided with his shoulder. He tensed up in an instant, only to cautiously reach out and stroke his hair. Was this really happening? No one was playing a joke on him?
"It’s okay, Eren… Don’t cry." He murmured, his tone hushed as he consoled his friend. He thought about warning Eren about the rest of the film, but decided against it. Honestly, he was enjoying having Eren lean against him. He was a crying mess, but an adorable crying mess.
Heart fluttering as Armin consoled him, Eren eventually managed to lower his sobbing to quiet ‘hics’ and sniffles. ”Ugh” he groaned, wiping his eyes, “Armin I hate you for making me watch this, but it’s awesome so I love you for it too.” His voice quivered and his face turned red when he realised what he had just said, but rather than trying to laugh it off he brought his knees up onto the couch and buried his face in them, trying to make it seem as though he was wiping his tears against them.
Armin smiled at him. “It’s okay, Eren. I’m just glad that you’re enjoying it.” As Eren pulled away, he had to hide his disappointment as the boy hid his face into his knees. He heard what Eren had said, and he blushed.
Of course he meant it as friends. He loves me as a friend and that’s totally acceptable! He assured himself. Honestly, he wouldn’t believe that Eren liked him in a romantic way, even if he said it. Armin was a history nerd. They barely had anything in common as they grew up. The only reason they were friends, was because Eren would fight off bullies that would pick on Armin when they were in elementary school. Sometimes Armin wondered why Eren even gave him his time in the first place. There were so many other cooler kids, and attractive girls that could occupy his time.