Life In Mountain Village, Chronicles Part I
Berthold awakens to a tough morning of combat practice. Fellow teammate Reiner Brown decides it best to remain absent that hour, given their female companion’s involvement. He argues, “let them sort it out”.
In the mean time, Annie reaps what little dull entertainment the make-shift blade from 104th trainee division has to offer, having settled on keeping the thing. Every now and then, she checks on Bert, nudging the wood into his abdomen should he be compelled to lose balance.
"Rest assured Bert, it’s because she loves you", he can hear Reiner recite in the back of his mind.