Erwin had gone to the liberty of lighting a fire in the dining hall. Most of the Recon Corps had cuddled around it. During the winter months it was hard to fight. We couldn't wear fluffy clothing because it would interfere with training and taking down Titans. It was a hard life. Some of the members had gone to the extremes of sleeping in each others beds even the boys didn't complain about the idea.
I sat the closest to the fire. No one had offered to share their bed with me and when I asked they all just ignored the question. I was strange to most people and I wasn't sure why. No one really talked to me. It was a lonely life but it was also a good life. It meant that when people were killed it wouldn't effect me as much as it did to others. Bertholdt sat down next to me. He was a quiet boy and very nice but I never really talked to him. He would greet me whenever he saw me but that was about it.
I sat by the fire until the very last ember had gone out. Everyone else had gone to bed and I was left alone in the cold darkness. I made my way through the hallways making sure to be quiet as I could. I was nearly to my room when I bumped into someone.
"Sorry." I heard a voice say.
I looked up and I could faintly see Bertholdt's face through the darkness. "No, it's my bad." I answered.
"Is that you (name)?" He asked putting his hand on my shoulder.
"Yeah it's me." I said.
"What are you doing up?" He asked.
"I'm just going to bed." I whispered.
"Don't tell me you've been awake all of this time." He said sounding concerned.
"Yeah, the last ember went out so I thought I would go to bed while I'm still warm. What are you doing up?" I asked. I could feel the cold getting to me.
"I was just getting a drink, so your'e not sharing a bed with anyone?"
I shook my head and then realized he couldn't see my properly. "No, I tried to ask people but they just ignored me and no one offered so yeah. My bed eventually warms up so it's not that bad." I explained.
Bertholdt was quiet for a moment. "D-do you want to share my bed? I mean Reiner is sharing it as well but if you don't mind I'm more than happy to share it." Bertholdt said really quickly.
I was a little taken back. I hadn't expected him to offer and I thought everyone didn't like me. "Yes please." I said happily. "I will just go and get changed. Meet you outside my room."
"O-okay."Bertholdt said. "See you soon." I heard him walk off.
I felt my way back to my room and opened the door. I got changed. My pajamas weren't exactly the greatest thing to wear around men but I had nothing else. I was slept alone so wearing a nighty never really bothered me.
I stepped outside my door way and Bertholdt was waiting there for me. He gave me a small smile and then looked me up and down. His face turned red.
"Sorry this is all I really have. You don't mind do you?" I said following him down the hallway.
"N-no it's fine." Bertholdt answered.
His room was already warmer than mine. Reiner had sprawled himself out across the bed. He looked at Bertholdt and me.
"So (name) you have come to join us." Reiner said. It came out a lot creeper than it should have.
I nodded. Bertholdt pulled back the covers for me. Reiner moved over to the wall side, Bertholdt got into the middle and I was on the side. The bed was so warm. Bertholdt leaned over me and turned the light out.
"Goodnight (name)." Bertholdt said.
"Night." I replied back closing my eyes.