Jean saw it all happen. His eyes wide, he looked ahead as he saw a seven meter class take a chunk out of your side. It felt like an outer body experience. Like a nightmare. Something too bad to be true. He didn't want it to be true. As you began falling towards the ground, his body bolted into action, determined to break your fall Jean ran at full speed towards you.
Jean hooked his three dimensional maneuver gear into the nape of the titans neck, before digging his blades in deep. The titan halted in its tracks towards your seemingly lifeless body, dropping to the ground with a large thud. Jumping from the decaying body, he jogged to you, kneeling down and cradling your head on his lap.
"Oi, [name], open your eyes." Jean called weakly, his eyes clouding with unshed tears.
The soft, silky feel of your hand wiping his tears away ceased his words. "No, Jean, y-you need to leave."
"It's not! It's not too late!" He shouted, his tears suddenly falling faster. "Damn it, [name]! I lost Marco and I promised myself, I promised him, I wouldn't let you get hurt-I wouldn't lose you...I promised...."
"Jean, it's okay. I-It's not your fault. You did what you promised, you protected me and I-I couldn't have asked for a better knight in shi-shining armour." You smiled weakly as sobs racked his frame.
"[name] p-please, just-"
"Jean, you need to leave. Y-You need to survive for us. See the world we always wanted to see. Please, this is my last wish".
Jean looked deep into your eyes as you smiled at him, tears building in your eyes too now. He knew you couldn't be saved. There was no way they could stop the bleeding at this point but he didn't want you to go, to leave him. He would be lost without you. Jean had already lost one of the most important people in his life and he wasn't prepared to lose a second. Being prepared or not wouldn't change anything though.
"Jean!" Your raspy voice pulled him back into the twisted place he called reality. "T-They're coming! You need to leave!".
"I'm sorry, [name]. I couldn't-"
"It's okay, you did your best."
He rigidly got up and placed your head gently on the stone ground. Just as he began to leave, he heard your weak voice.
He stopped dead in his tracks.
"Don't blame yourself."
A loud sob left him as your words reached his ears. He took a few more steps before you heard the familiar sound of the three dimensional maneuver gear and then, there was silence.
You smiled to yourself as your eyes slipped shut.
Waking up, you saw a white door. Curious and confused, you gripped the door handle before twisting it and pushing it open gently.
You gasped as your eyes caught sight of what was behind the door. "M-Marco?"
There he was. As if he never left, looking just the same as before. Turning towards you at the sound of your voice.
Tears collected in your eyes as you burst into tears, sobs violently racking your body.
"Hey, what's wrong? I thought you'd be happy to see me."
Suddenly you ran at him, glomping him, burying your face deep into his chest; his shirt becoming wet with your tears.
"I-I-I am! I n-never thought I'd s-see you again!"
Marco wrapped his arms around you, pressing his lips to your temple as you cried. "[name] since your here now, do you want go somewhere with me?"
'Thank you, Jean'