As Annie's Female Titan form falls off Wall Sheena, Annie recalls an interaction with Mikasa during their time in the 104th Training Corps. As Annie is peeling potatoes in kitchen, Mikasa enters the room, and asks Annie about a ring Mikasa found on the training grounds. Annie thanks Mikasa for finding her ring. They have a conversation about the ring's purpose and why each of them are training. Annie then refocuses on the present and looks up at Mikasa staring back at her.
As Annie's Female Titan form falls off Wall Sheena, Annie recalls an interaction with Mikasa during their time in the 104th Training Corps. As Annie is peeling potatoes in kitchen, Mikasa enters the room, and asks Annie what she is doing. Annie explains that she is peeling potatoes, and asks if anything is wrong. Mikasa then closes the kitchen door behind her.
Mikasa pulls a ring out of her jacket pocket, and Annie recognizing the ring as hers, pats her own pocket. Mikasa tells Annie that she found the ring, and asks if the ring belongs to Annie, to which she confirms. Mikasa then uses her thumb to reveal a hidden blade in the ring. Annie explains that the blade is for self defense. Mikasa questions why Annie, with her martial arts skills, would need a ring with a blade. Annie explains that there are situations where she can not rely on just her martial arts skills. Annie explains her parents gave her the ring when she left her village. Mikasa asks Annie to be careful with the ring when training with Eren, as to not injure him. Annie explains that she rarely wears it, and that it is her good luck charm.
Satisfied, Mikasa turns around to leave the kitchen, but before doing so, she asks why Annie is in the 104th Training Corps. Annie explains that like most other people, it is so she can join the Military Police, and live in a safe and pleasant place. Annie comments on how Mikasa has clearly joined for different reasons. Mikasa tells Annie that she is different from the others as well. While most of the others want to join the Military Police because they fear Titans, live in luxury, or dedicate their life to the king, Annie appears to want to join because she has to. Mikasa asks what Annie is carrying with her. Annie explains that everyone has some kind of baggage. Annie tells Mikasa that just because the ring might not have much use, it was still made with a purpose in mind. She believes that she can not be heartless about the ring's purpose and that that is her baggage. As Mikasa opens the door, she tells Annie that she hopes that Annie will never be in a situation where she needs to use the ring. Annie tells her that she agrees with this statement.
Annie then refocuses on the present and looks at the severed ends of her Titan's fingers. She then looks at Mikasa who stares back at her. Mikasa then tells Annie to fall.