A/N: Jeankasa-centric fic that could fit in canonverse; just had a lot of character theories and headcanons I needed to get out there, including post-Trost Jean becoming more withdrawn, the trio growing up and growing apart (despite their continued devotion to each other), and Mikasa as a normal person (seriously, fandom - an overachiever can still be a normal non-ice queen teenager, I promise).
Summary: Jean lies, and Mikasa embarks on her most challenging mission yet.
“So, your errands today were to pick up pastries and go see this play?” Mikasa asked, taking one of the pastries from Jean and popping it into her mouth. Jean was right, the vanilla custard filling was better than anything they had from the canteen.
“Pretty much,” Jean shrugged. “Saying ‘errands’ made me sound busy though, right?” He licked the sugar off his fingers and started on another piece.