From one of vogelimkafig120's head cannons… Annie is broken from her crystal but imprisoned by the Survey Corps. Annie grieving, telling Armin how much he meant to her, despite her actions.
Armin comes up behind her and hugs her deeply, feeling a sense of relief that she truly loves him, and tells her he forgives her.

From one of vogelimkafig120's head cannons… Annie is broken from her crystal but imprisoned by the Survey Corps. Annie grieving, telling Armin how much he meant to her, despite her actions.

Armin comes up behind her and hugs her deeply, feeling a sense of relief that she truly loves him, and tells her he forgives her.

ARUANI WEEK -  Day Six Asylum - March 20th
1. (noun) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.
2. an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.
Okay so I’m a day late on this one and will be for the 21st as well but this theme is Asylum. I went with the first definition.
Here’s the back story -
After she comes out of her crystal prison, the Survey Corps and the Military Police are at odds as to what to do with Annie. The Military Police either want to force her to be a weapon or to execute her, while the Survey Corps want to interrogate her, get as much information as possible, and see if she can help them defeat the titans and expand the territory of humanity.
While fighting among themselves, Armin stands up and offers to take responsibility for Annie. He even offers his life on the line if she ends up turning against them and volunteers to be given the same punishment she’d be given. Everyone, especially Annie, is stunned.
Time goes by and Annie and Armin become a very successful team… and other feelings begin to grow…  

ARUANI WEEK -  Day Six Asylum - March 20th

1. (noun) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.

2. an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.

Okay so I’m a day late on this one and will be for the 21st as well but this theme is Asylum. I went with the first definition.

Here’s the back story -

After she comes out of her crystal prison, the Survey Corps and the Military Police are at odds as to what to do with Annie. The Military Police either want to force her to be a weapon or to execute her, while the Survey Corps want to interrogate her, get as much information as possible, and see if she can help them defeat the titans and expand the territory of humanity.

While fighting among themselves, Armin stands up and offers to take responsibility for Annie. He even offers his life on the line if she ends up turning against them and volunteers to be given the same punishment she’d be given. Everyone, especially Annie, is stunned.

Time goes by and Annie and Armin become a very successful team… and other feelings begin to grow…  

ARUANI WEEK DAY 5 - Fallacious March 19th
1. (adjective) based on mistaken belief
Again I was trying to be outside of the box on this one. Idea of mistaken belief.
For example, it’s fallacious to say Armin and Annie aren’t canon because it hasn’t happened in the manga yet. XD
Another example, it’s fallacious to think that Annie doesn’t enjoy being girlie every now and again. You’d be sadly mistaken to believe she doesn’t enjoy her boyfriend getting stronger as he ages, growing his hair out and being able to sweep her off her feet - literally - every now and again. 
'cause I think Armin's going to grow up to have long hair, be ridiculously smart, and grow into a major bad-ass, who remains sweet and nice to everyone but can kill a Titan like a mo-fo… and woo a certain Female Titan as well.
Yup… Fallacious everyone! ENJOY!
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ARUANI WEEK DAY 5 - Fallacious March 19th

1. (adjective) based on mistaken belief

Again I was trying to be outside of the box on this one. Idea of mistaken belief.

For example, it’s fallacious to say Armin and Annie aren’t canon because it hasn’t happened in the manga yet. XD

Another example, it’s fallacious to think that Annie doesn’t enjoy being girlie every now and again. You’d be sadly mistaken to believe she doesn’t enjoy her boyfriend getting stronger as he ages, growing his hair out and being able to sweep her off her feet - literally - every now and again. 

'cause I think Armin's going to grow up to have long hair, be ridiculously smart, and grow into a major bad-ass, who remains sweet and nice to everyone but can kill a Titan like a mo-fo… and woo a certain Female Titan as well.

Yup… Fallacious everyone! ENJOY!

posing reference artist

ARUANI WEEK DAY 3: Ephemeral - March 17th1. (adjective) lasting for a very short amount of time"I have to go." she murmured, standing from her seat next to him. As she did, he stood up and locked his arms around her.
"Don’t go." Armin begged, his grip tightening on her.
Annie took in a sharp breath trying to steady her pounding heart, her hands lightly grasping his arms, “Armin, let go please.”
"Stay tonight then," he whimpered, his hands clutching at her arms in desperation, "Just tonight and then you can go and I’ll understand if you never can see me again."
Her head fell as her emotions began to well up, hot tears beginning to brim her eyes, “… alright. Then tonight I’m yours… Tomorrow though…”
"Don’t talk to me about tomorrow. I’ll deal with it when it comes. Tonight, I’m all yours and you’re all mine."
She peered back over her shoulder at him, a smile starting to grace her lips, “I’d like that.”

ARUANI WEEK DAY 3: Ephemeral - March 17th
1. (adjective) lasting for a very short amount of time

"I have to go." she murmured, standing from her seat next to him. As she did, he stood up and locked his arms around her.

"Don’t go." Armin begged, his grip tightening on her.

Annie took in a sharp breath trying to steady her pounding heart, her hands lightly grasping his arms, “Armin, let go please.”

"Stay tonight then," he whimpered, his hands clutching at her arms in desperation, "Just tonight and then you can go and I’ll understand if you never can see me again."

Her head fell as her emotions began to well up, hot tears beginning to brim her eyes, “… alright. Then tonight I’m yours… Tomorrow though…”

"Don’t talk to me about tomorrow. I’ll deal with it when it comes. Tonight, I’m all yours and you’re all mine."

She peered back over her shoulder at him, a smile starting to grace her lips, “I’d like that.”

ARUANI WEEK DAY 2: White Day - March 16th
White Day is traditionally celebrated in Japan on February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day. 
This day is like a reverse Valentine’s Day in that girls will give presents, usually sweets, to their gentleman of choice. 
I just got a new computer so I need to re-calibrate the sensitivity of my Wacom Tablet, so this one is a little more rough than the last one. 
Anyway, Annie overhears about the tradition from Sasha, who says her village practices is and thinks it’d be fun to do for the boys to help distract them from all the terrible things happening.
So the girls get together and plot, meanwhile Annie hangs out on the side, as she doesn’t seem interested. 
The day arrives and to everyone’s surprise, Annie shows up dressed up in white, with her hair done, wearing jewelry, and some make up. She walks in holding a white box with a blue bow, sits down next to Armin, and hands it to him. 

ARUANI WEEK DAY 2: White Day - March 16th

White Day is traditionally celebrated in Japan on February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day. 

This day is like a reverse Valentine’s Day in that girls will give presents, usually sweets, to their gentleman of choice. 

I just got a new computer so I need to re-calibrate the sensitivity of my Wacom Tablet, so this one is a little more rough than the last one. 

Anyway, Annie overhears about the tradition from Sasha, who says her village practices is and thinks it’d be fun to do for the boys to help distract them from all the terrible things happening.

So the girls get together and plot, meanwhile Annie hangs out on the side, as she doesn’t seem interested. 

The day arrives and to everyone’s surprise, Annie shows up dressed up in white, with her hair done, wearing jewelry, and some make up. She walks in holding a white box with a blue bow, sits down next to Armin, and hands it to him. 

Here I go again with my musing of how I “hope” Attack on Titan has hints of. Alas, it’s not exactly a “feel good” manga so I don’t imagine ever seeing a lot of scenes where you get mushy inside. 
Here it goes:
After returning to the capital from rescuing Eren, Armin visits Annie almost daily and listens to Hanji and the other researchers go about their business with trying to get more information on her in her entomb state. Armin begins by helping out with the research, but as he stays late and is among the last to leave he finds himself talking to Annie. Months go by where he is sometimes found in the room where he is kept. He talks to her about his past, asking her questions about her own - though he knows she won’t reply, and asks her to come out and talk to everyone. He knows there is something deeper wrong and she’s a good person. One day, Hanji and her team go to the area where Annie is to find the crystal shattered, with Annie sitting on the floor, Armin’s head in her lap as he’s sleeping peacefully. They immediately move to restrain her but she gestures to keep quiet and let Armin rest or she’ll kill them all. Reluctantly, they withdraw. 
Months go by, Annie is interrogated and subjected to experimentation, all the while Armin is at every event watching her. He lets his superiors do what is needed but when they start to mention experimenting on her using forms of torture, Armin steps in and assumes responsibility for her - which shocks everyone, especially Annie.
Day in and day out, Armin takes her to her hearings, sits close to her when Hanji runs tests, and enlists her in the Recon Corps so he can watch her when he is on missions. For obvious reasons, she is not trusted, nor well guarded on the missions beyond the walls. However, one mission where her and Armin engage in a fight on the outer left flank, Armin is grabbed by a titan and about to be eaten. Without hesitation, Annie bites herself and transforms, ripping the arm off of the other titan and killing it. She gently pry the fingers loose of Armin and places him hear her collar bone, covering him with her hand as she kills the rest of the titans and proceeds to run back towards the formation. 
When they return to base, Annie realizes why she never killed Armin and proceeds to tell him - bluntly - she is in love with him and is going to protect him like he has her. 
Time passes and it becomes glaringly apparent that Annie and Armin are together. However, Ervin and Levi can’t argue the fact that their recon missions have been more successful with less casualties utilizing both Eren and Annie’s Titan abilities. 
One night after they make love, Annie confesses she’s worried one day that Armin will make a mistake on the battle field or she won’t be near him to protect him. Armin tells her that is a part of the risk and what he is willing to do in order to better humanity. It’s at that point she kisses him lightly and smiles at him.
"Come away with me, Armin…" she asks, in a voice barely above a whisper.
Armin’s face becomes slightly confused as he replies, “Where would we go, Annie…?”
"… to the world beyond the wall."

Here I go again with my musing of how I “hope” Attack on Titan has hints of. Alas, it’s not exactly a “feel good” manga so I don’t imagine ever seeing a lot of scenes where you get mushy inside.

Here it goes:

After returning to the capital from rescuing Eren, Armin visits Annie almost daily and listens to Hanji and the other researchers go about their business with trying to get more information on her in her entomb state. Armin begins by helping out with the research, but as he stays late and is among the last to leave he finds himself talking to Annie. Months go by where he is sometimes found in the room where he is kept. He talks to her about his past, asking her questions about her own - though he knows she won’t reply, and asks her to come out and talk to everyone. He knows there is something deeper wrong and she’s a good person. One day, Hanji and her team go to the area where Annie is to find the crystal shattered, with Annie sitting on the floor, Armin’s head in her lap as he’s sleeping peacefully. They immediately move to restrain her but she gestures to keep quiet and let Armin rest or she’ll kill them all. Reluctantly, they withdraw.

Months go by, Annie is interrogated and subjected to experimentation, all the while Armin is at every event watching her. He lets his superiors do what is needed but when they start to mention experimenting on her using forms of torture, Armin steps in and assumes responsibility for her - which shocks everyone, especially Annie.

Day in and day out, Armin takes her to her hearings, sits close to her when Hanji runs tests, and enlists her in the Recon Corps so he can watch her when he is on missions. For obvious reasons, she is not trusted, nor well guarded on the missions beyond the walls. However, one mission where her and Armin engage in a fight on the outer left flank, Armin is grabbed by a titan and about to be eaten. Without hesitation, Annie bites herself and transforms, ripping the arm off of the other titan and killing it. She gently pry the fingers loose of Armin and places him hear her collar bone, covering him with her hand as she kills the rest of the titans and proceeds to run back towards the formation.

When they return to base, Annie realizes why she never killed Armin and proceeds to tell him - bluntly - she is in love with him and is going to protect him like he has her.

Time passes and it becomes glaringly apparent that Annie and Armin are together. However, Ervin and Levi can’t argue the fact that their recon missions have been more successful with less casualties utilizing both Eren and Annie’s Titan abilities.

One night after they make love, Annie confesses she’s worried one day that Armin will make a mistake on the battle field or she won’t be near him to protect him. Armin tells her that is a part of the risk and what he is willing to do in order to better humanity. It’s at that point she kisses him lightly and smiles at him.

"Come away with me, Armin…" she asks, in a voice barely above a whisper.

Armin’s face becomes slightly confused as he replies, “Where would we go, Annie…?”

"… to the world beyond the wall."