My Type of Brat (Levi x Child!Reader)
Warning: Might contain swearing
Alright, what is with all the fucking commotion?! I thought as I exited my office. It was all so quiet and peaceful, when a sudden commotion started! I got outside my office and saw cadets start running outside to the courtyard. What the fuck happened? I also got outside and started pushing through the crowd. What? They didn't let me through, so I pushed them out of the way. In the center were Commander Eyebrows and Shitty Glasses, who was holding a child, no more than 6 years old in her arms. Just as she saw me, she came running towards me.
''Hey, Levi! Look at her/him! Isn't she/he cute?!'', she asked, shoving the kid into my arms. We looked at each other for a couple of seconds and she/he smiled at me. I don't know why, but I felt something warm in my heart. It sounds so stupid, but that's what I felt at the moment. I set her/him down on the ground.
''Who the hell is she/he?'', I asked and I thought I felt something on my leg. I looked down and saw the kid hit my leg. What the hell is she/he doing?
''No bad words!'', it said and continued hitting my leg. That must have been fucking hilarious for the cadets, because they started laughing at the child's actions. However, their laugh was immediately stopped when I looked at them. They really fear me, as they should.
''She/He is right Levi. No bad words while (Name) is around.'', Erwin said.
''And what is she/he doing here?'', I said and noticed that her/his hits had stopped.
''She/He is my niece/nephew and since her/his parents wanted to go to the town for a while, they asked me if I could look after her/him for the day.'', Erwin explained.
''You have a niece/nephew?!'', I asked surprised. I didn't know he had siblings.
''YEAH! Uncle Erwin is the best!'', the brat exclaimed and hugged Erwin's legs since it was still short. Well, somebody is shorter than me.
''AWWW!!'', Shitty Glasses, along with all the females and some males too, exclaimed. I don't see why they are exclaiming. The kid is just hugging Eyebrows' legs. So what?
''Come here (Name). How about we go inside?'', Eyebrows said and we all finally entered the castle. It must be hilarious seeing Commander Eyebrows taking care of a child. I'm sure he will be horrible at it.
The first 'test' for him, would be taking the brat to our meeting. It better not be making any mess or annoy us, or I swear... I thought, as the meeting started. That kid seriously had way too much energy and was very curious. It constantly jumped all around and always asked questions when she/he heard a word which she/he didn't know, which was all the damn time! And I must have been the only one who was actually annoyed by it, because the women had melted by its 'cuteness', as they called it, and the men were chuckling at the kid's curiousity. I'm the only one sane here. Finally the meeting ended and we were dismissed.
Ahhh, that's some good tea. I thought, sipping my tea. I was so relaxed right now. I didn't have any training, I didn't have any paperwork, I didn't have Hanji being a pain in the ass. Everything was perfect... Until the damn door opened and Shitty Glasses and the brat from earlier, entered!
''Don't you know how to knock?!'', I asked, but she dismissed it.
''Chill out Levi. Look, I need you to do me a little favor. You see, Erwin has way too much paperwork and I have to do some experiements on Eren, so we have nobody to look after (Name). So will you please take care of her/him? I promise she/he will be quiet! Alright? Alright! Thanks Shorty! Bye, bye (Name)!'', she said, so fast that it took me a couple of seconds to understand what she said. But after I understood, I was furious. Why the hell did she leave me with the brat?! I looked at her/him and she/he looked back. We must have had a stare down for a couple of seconds, until I spoke.
''Don't you have anything to do?''
''Nope! They don't have any fairy tales here and I'm bored!'', she/he complained.
''Well, find something to do!'', I said and waited for her/him to start looking around the room, but no, she/he came to me and tried to climb up my lap.
''What are you doing?'', I asked and she/he looked at me with an innocent look.
''You said to find something to do! I had these toys and I wanted to ask you to play with me!'', she/he said and got out of her/his small bag, two toy soldiers. Are you kidding me?
''No. I'm an adult. Play by yourself.'', I said and she/he pouted.
''But it's no fun playing by yourself!'', she/he complained.
''Do I look like I care?'', I asked her/him and she/he seemed to think about it for a while. That's supposed to be a rhetorical question!
''I don't know. You might have that face the whole time.'', she/he said, trying to sound innocent. Did just a kid say that to me? That kid must be either incredibly stupid or incredibly brave.
''Shut up brat. Just go play with your damn toys. I-'', I didn't even get to finish my sentence, because the damn kid had slapped me! Not that I was hurt by it, but it shocked me to say the least. Nobody had ever dared lay a finger on me and stayed alive, but this brat had talked back to me and slapped me! Who the fuck are her/his parents that have raised her/him like that?
''NO. BAD. WORDS! Mommy says that you are not a good person if you say them!'', she/he said. And why should I care?
''And why do you care if I am a bad person or not? You are just a kid.'', I said and recieved an answer I never expected.
''Because you are friends with Uncle Erwin and Aunt Hanji and you are in the Survey, so that means that you are a good person! You want to be a good person, right Uncle Levi?'', she/he asked. How can a kid I just met, care more for me than my own 'mother' did? She/He cares more about my morality than my own self. Why?
''At this point I don't even know what a good person is... But I'm sure you wouldn't understand... Wait, did you call me Uncle Levi? How so?'', I asked. Never thought I would be called an Uncle.
''Yeah! Your name is Levi and you are friends with Uncle Erwin and Aunt Hanji and that makes you my friend! Do you mind?'', she/he asked, sounding almost sad. I know I'm mean, but I'm not going to make a child cry.
''Its okay, I guess...'', I said and saw the widest smile I had ever seen. It was wider than Shitty Glasses' smile when she talked about the titans. I didn't know a simple nickname could bring such happiness to a child. Well, I didn't know any happiness as a kid, so I can't judge her/him.
''Yay! Uncle Levi isn't mad!'', she/he exclaimed. I started examining her/his features. She/He had (h/l), (h/c) hair and bright (e/c) eyes. What strike me as odd, was the fact that she/he had normal-sized eyebrows, something her/his uncle didn't have. I guess it's a good thing she/he didn't take her/his uncle's eyebrows. She/He would be a walking joke.
''Why are you staring at me?'', (Name), I think her/his name was, asked.
''It's nothing. Just... your eyebrows... they are normal. Unlike your uncle's gigantic ones.'', I said and she/he faked a pout.
''Don't make fun of Uncle Erwin's caterpillars! They are adorable and really soft!'', she/he exclaimed and for the first time in a long time, I actually chuckled. The way she/he said it so innocently was just hilarious. I don't know why, but I think I'm starting to taking a liking in her/him.
''...!! Uncle Levi smiled!!'', she/he exclaimed.
''Yeah, so what?'', I asked confused. Is it the first time she/he sees someone smile? Today everybody around her/him was smiling at her/him.
''Oh, it's just that you have a really nice smile!... For an old man!'', she/he said and stuck her/his tongue out. I take it all back; I hate her/him!
''What did you call me brat?'', I asked, with a voice that normally scared the cadets, but not her/him. I can't believe a child is braver than full grown soldiers!
''I called you an old man, old man!'', she/he said and started running outside my office.
''Come back here you brat!'', I yelled at her/him and started running around the castle, trying to catch her/him. What the fuck did I do wrong to deserve this? Of course, a grown up and a six-year-old running all around the castle caused a whole commotion, just as it had happened this morning, with the kid's arrival. Every cadet had stopped what they were doing, just to look at me and (Name), running all around the base. Some of them even dared to smile and laugh at our actions. Of course they would stop when I gave them my angry look, but that still didn't make it any better. I finally caught her/him, just because she/he had tripped over a broom that was abandoned. No, no... not broom-chan! Those fucking cadets will pay for this!
''Oww, that hurt...'', she/he whispered.
''Oi, are you ok?'', I asked and I approached her/him. She/He had scrapped her/his knee and it had started to bleed.
''Yeah... I'm sorry broom-chan..'', she/he said and hugged the broom. Did she/he just... Does she/he like to clean? Is she/he actually a long lost relative of mine?!
''Did you just call that broom, broom-chan?'', I asked her/him and she/he smiled at me.
''Yeah! I have some broom toys and I like spending time with her when I clean! Do you like cleaning Uncle Levi?'', she/he asked and hugged the broom more tightly. Why didn't Erwin introduced her/him to me earlier?! Why did he hide her/him?!
''Yes, I do. And I think I like you more than anyone else here. Come, I'll clean your wound and then we'll clean my office.'', I told her/him and took her/him by the hand. The cadets that were still outside gave us weird looks as we passed by them, but always turned to their jobs when, either me or (Name), would ask them what they were looking at. I can't believe this child understands me more than anybody else. Either I'm too childish or she/he is just too mature. And I think, unfortunately, it's the second. Unfortunately, because no child should grow up before their time.
We finally arrived at my office and I cleaned her/his wound with some rubbing alcohol. Normally, she/he should have cried or at least show some pain, but no, she/he didn't seemed faced by it at all. Isn't she/he in pain? Kids, normally, are afraid of having their wounds cleaned with alcohol because it hurts them for a while.
''Aren't you in pain?'', I decided to ask her/him.
''Nope! I often get wounds when I'm playing, so I'm used to it!'', she/he said and waited for me to finish with her/his wound. I finally finished and looked at her/him.
''We are done brat. Come, let's go clean.'', I said, but she/he grabbed my hand, trying to grab my attention.
''What is it?''
''Ummm, before we go cleaning... Can you help me with something?'', she/he asked, using her/his puppy dog eyes to persuade me.
''What are you planning brat?'', I asked, suspicious.
''I... I wanted to prank Aunt Hanji... with this...'', she/he said, taking a bucket of paint out of her/his bag. How many things does her/his bag take? And how was she/he able to run around with that much weight on her/him?... Wait did she/he leave it in my office?
''Why?'', I asked her/him, since it seemed weird to me that she/he wanted to prank her/his 'Aunt'. Did she do anything to her/him?
''Well... she wanted me to prank you... and I would have... but then you said you liked cleaning... and I know how it is not wanting any dirt and how difficult it is to remove it and how messy this prank would be, so I thought I would prank her since she doesn't like cleaning!'', she/he finished explaining. That's... actually kind of logical... Maybe I should use it with the cadets... If you don't clean properly, then you'll be pranked... Yeah, that could work...
''I'll help you brat. That way I'll show your aunt not to call me a clean freak... So, what is the plan?'', I asked her/him and she/he explained everything. Sounds good.
I never thought I would end up waiting inside Shitty Glasses' closet, with a kid beside me, to see if she would fall for our prank. We were actually lucky that we fitted in the closet, since we were both considerably small. For the first time in my life, I thanked my height. So anyway, the prank was that we had placed the bucket of paint above her bedroom door, so when she entered her room, the bucket would fall on her.
After half an hour of waiting for her to come, she finally entered and the whole bucket, with the paint inside it, fell on her. She looked confused and started yelling that the titans had made a conspirancy and attacked her. (The anime should have be named Attack on Hanji) That was what made (Name) burst out with laughter and fall off her/his position inside the closet and onto the floor. I also got out and looked at Hanji, who was covered, head to toe, with purple paint. She wiped her glasses and looked at us with a shocked look.
''(Name)! Why did you do that?! I thought we said that you would prank Clean Freak over here!'', she exclaimed and pointed at me.
''No, Aunt Hanji! Because that means that I would prank myself! I'm a clean freak too!'', (Name) yelled and hugged me by the waist. Didn't know she/he liked me that much.
''Awww, that's so cute!! Somebody likes you Levi!... But why did you do it?'', she asked me.
''Because you are a pain. Now clean up. You are disgusting.'', I said, picked up (Name) and went to my office.
After that, we started cleaning the office. (Name) was actually much better than any other cadet we ever had. She/He didn't leave any dirty spots, she/he was actually careful. She/He also helped me with the higher spots. And when she/he would get bored, she/he would play some records, I didn't even know I had. I don't know why, but I'm so proud of her/him. After we were finally done, we took a bath and fell asleep, since it was already nightime. Time sure does pass by when you are having fun... I've haven't had fun in ages.
''OH MY GOD!!! LOOK AT HOW CUTE THEY ARE TOGETHER!!'', Shitty Glasses' voice woke me up from my peaceful sleep. I looked up to see her and Eyebrows looking at me and (Name), who I was apparently hugging in my sleep, with gentle looks. When Eyebrows noticed that I was awake, he chuckled and said:
''Seems like you've taken a liking in (Name).'', which woke (Name) up.
''Uncle Erwin!'', she/he exclaimed and jumped into his embrace. Why did you leave me?
''Aww, Shorty! You don't know who cute you two looked together!'', Shitty Glasses exclaimed and tried to hug me. She just ended up on the floor.
''Why do you call Uncle Levi short, Aunt Hanji? He is much taller than I am! He is like a giant!'', (Name) said and to emphasize, she/he even used her/his hands to show how tall I was. I can't believe it! Somebody finally said it!
''Shorty? Why do you look like you are going to cry?'', Shitty Glasses asked.
''That's it! Get the flower out of my room!'', I yelled at them and took (Name) into my arms.
''Wait! What about (Name)? Give her/him to us!'', Hanji yelled.
''NO! She/He is my brat! Find yours!'', I yelled at them and closed the door to their faces. I looked at (Name), who was looking at me with a curious face.
''Don't worry. Let's just go back to sleep.'', I said and took her/him to bed. Just before we fell asleep, (Name) whispered:
''I love you Uncle Levi.''
''Love ya too brat.'', I said back and gave her/him a kiss on the forehead. I'm not going to let her/him leave. And if she/he does leave, then I will wait for her/him to come back to Uncle Levi.