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this came to mind when I thought of armin explaining what happened to mikasa. he said he managed, for a second, to see eren’s titan form losing and the moment eren was kidnapped. what if he was actually conscious during those 5 hours, waiting for everyone to wake up?

seeing as armin has a history of being rash when it comes to eren, I figured he’d see mikasa passed out and irrationally decide on taking action, knowing what it would lead to. fortunately or unfortunately for him, someone was there just in time to stop him, but that also means spending the next five hours pretty much alone knowing he can’t do anything for his best friend.