I am so comic-blocked right now so here’s some really fast TitanU ‘verse doodles and a lot of ranting inspired by this post instead.
Erwin’s cleaning skills, while decent, aren’t up to Levi’s ridiculous standards and has thus been relegated to cooking duty instead. He’s been cooking for himself for years, but it was only after he began to cook for Levi as well that he started to make an effort in expanding his repertoire of recipes to include healthier dishes and more variety.
It took a while before Levi ate his food without (silent) complaints. It always made Erwin feel super guilty seeing that slight downward twitch at the corner of the other’s lips, even if Levi always finished everything on his plate.
Somewhere along the way, he ended up getting addicted to the Food Network and went through a brief period of enthusiastic experimentation. That ended after he accidentally covered half the kitchen in rhubarb sauce and ice cream, and was made by Levi to scrub the entire place clean three times over.
He also likes to chat with students about the latest lazy-college-meals. Mike has been trying to get him into baking.
Levi is really good at multi-task-cleaning (he’s also vacuuming in the pic it’s very not obvious) and has custom-ordered tools for all the hard to reach tall places. All their detergent is his own creation, and quite popular among the department staff. At least once a month, he does a mini-spring-cleaning of their entire living space.
He also obsessively cleans Erwin’s office whenever he’s frustrated or stuck on research as a way of calming down. He goes into a “cleaning zone” during these moments, and throws away anything remotely trash-like without thinking. This has caused (wrinkled) important documents on Erwin’s desk to go MIA on more than one occasion, so now Erwin has made that corner of the room an off-limits zone.
Levi’s glares at his desk area every time he enters the office, so Erwin makes sure to do some tidying every week as maintenance. But it is thanks to that that he no longer has trouble finding any papers or supplies.
Sometimes, Levi cooks when Erwin is busy, and Erwin helps out during the mini-spring-cleanings. He’s also gotten into the habit of carrying around cleaning wipes, though he’s learned to be careful about using them only when other’s aren’t around. A few years back during an inter-department faculty meeting, he pulled one out and started to scrub marker lines off the table, before catching himself and finding the entire room staring at him with varying expressions.
(Granted, Nile was going on and on about some inane topic that had very little to do with his department and those marker lines were just there and if Levi saw this, his eye would twitch and he would start grumbling about ungrateful brats vandalizing school property, and-)
Hange, after she got wind of this, teased him mercilessly for two weeks straight. There is no concrete proof, but he is positive that Pixis was the one who leaked it to her, and by extension, the rest of the science departments.