Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy
One Shot – Crossed Clothes
August 6, 2018 – Tokyo–3 Senior High School, Courtyard
Toji and Kensuke were setting up a prank to catch Mari and Asuka as they left school. The past few months had seen several pranks get played between the four of them, all started of course my Mari herself, who was only trying to have a bit of fun and get back at Toji for being what she deemed 'annoying' at times. Mari had waited outside the bathroom for Toji to come out and sprayed his pants with water to make it look like he'd pissed himself.
Now, Toji, with Kensuke's help were waiting in the courtyard for Asuka and Mari to walk out into their trap of hoses, hidden in the bushes. Because their uniforms included white shirts, the boys thought to embarrass them by making their shirts transparent.
"Toji, are you absolutely sure about this?" Kensuke asked.
"Yes, I'm absolutely sure." Toji said. "We gotta show them we're not gonna back down when things get rough."
"Aren't we just making things worse?" Kensuke asked.
"Look, they switched out my whipped cream with spray cheese and ruined a perfectly good ice cream sundae!" Toji said passionately. "I'm gonna end this by making sure everyone laughs at them like they did at me!"
"Is Shinji ok with this?" Kensuke asked. "I mean, we're going after his girlfriend here."
"He'll understand." Toji said.
"You didn't tell him?!" Kensuke exclaimed. "How is this a good idea?!"
"Because, we're getting even." Toji said.
"But you said you'd tell him!" Kensuke replied.
"I said I might talk to him." Toji said. "Now get ready… I see the redheaded devil now."
The pair of them held tight to their hoses, watching as Asuka and Mari walked outside. "Ok… just wait till they're right on top of us." Toji muttered.
"Right." Kensuke replied nervously.
As the girls passed near the bushes Toji and Kensuke opened the hose heads to spray them, but the water didn't spray the way it was supposed to. Instead, it came out the back end of the sprayer, drenching Toji and Kensuke in water.
"Gah!" Toji screamed. "What the fuck?!"
"Man, you guys are too easy to figure out." Mari quipped as she stuck her head in the bushes. "I mean, we wear bras, ya know."
"How did you even know?!" Toji shouted.
"Well, you don't exactly whisper quietly, dumbass." Asuka said. "Kensuke, we're gonna get them hoses and make everyone see their tits!" Asuka mocked.
"I told you not to tell me in class!" Kensuke said.
"Shut up, man!" Toji snapped.
"So we fucked with the hose heads to give you guys a nice cold shower for your trouble." Mari said.
"So stop trying to get us." Asuka said. "We're just gonna keep outsmarting you."
"So have a nice walk home, wet ones." Mari said.
"Later, losers!" Asuka said as two of them laughed hysterically as they started walking home.
"Son of a bitch!" Toji shouted. "I'm gonna outsmart you one of these days, Mari!"
"Toji, calm down." Kensuke said. "We should just quit while we can."
"Why?" Toji asked. "I wanna get them back so bad… hmm…"
"What?" Kensuke asked. "You can't have another plan."
"Well, they said we'd never get one over on them…" Toji muttered.
"I don't like where this is going…" Kensuke sighed.
"Come on, this time I'll tell you in private so they won't catch on." Toji said.
"Toji… can't we just stop this?" Kensuke asked.
"No, we gotta stand up for ourselves." Toji said. "And prove we can handle their shit!"
"You're so stubborn." Kensuke muttered.
"Hey, they look down on you too, buddy." Toji said. "And don't act like you haven't enjoyed all the shit we're doing to them."
"Well… I have… but…" Kensuke muttered.
"But what, pal?" Toji asked forcefully.
"Oh never mind." Kensuke said. "What's the plan?"
August 15, 2018 – Comfort 17 Apartments
Shinji was just getting home from school. With the girls stuck on cleaning duty, Misato busy at NERV, and Toji and Kensuke off doing a special school project, Shinji decided to get a jump on his homework for the night with the rare peace and quiet he'd have at the apartment. As Shinji was settling in to start working, he heard a knock on the door. He got up to answer it and found Toji and Kensuke standing there.
"Hey Shinji!" Toji said brightly.
"Hi Shinji." Kensuke said.
"Hey guys." Shinji replied. "I thought you were off doing a school project or something."
"We're blowing it off." Toji said. "Got plenty of time to work on it."
"But you're going to fail without it." Shinji said.
"Meh." Toji said.
"Yeah… what he said…" Kensuke added nervously.
"Why are you guys acting so weird?" Shinji asked.
"We're not acting weird." Toji said.
"Yeah you are." Shinji said. "Did something happen to the project you're doing?"
"There isn't a project, buddy." Toji said. "Kensuke, grab him."
As the two of them grabbed Shinji, they had a bit of trouble restraining him because Shinji was struggling so much. "Hey, what are you…?!" Shinji shouted as he fought back. "Let go of me guys, this isn't funny!"
"Well, it's time we got back at Mari and Asuka for all the pranks they pulled on us." Toji said. "We can't get one over on them, but we can get one over on you."
"What do I have to do with this?" Shinji asked. "I haven't done anything with your stupid prank war! Leave me out of it!"
"Afraid it's too late for that now, pal." Toji said. "We've got a plan to carry out."
"What kind of plan?!" Shinji shouted.
"Oh, you'll see." Toji said. "Kensuke, hold him better than that, will you?"
"I still don't like this plan, Toji." Kensuke said.
"And I told you to not worry about it." Toji replied.
"But I am." Kensuke replied.
"Look, just stop worrying." Toji said. "After this, those two will think twice about messing with us again."
The pair of them carried Shinji to his room and tossed him on his bed and opened Asuka's closet and dressers.
"So… what do we have here?" Toji wondered aloud. "Wow, Asuka's got some nice stuff…" Toji smirked. "Do you like when she wears this stuff, pal?"
"It's not really me decision whether she wears it or not." Shinji replied.
"Well, I'm wondering how it looks on you, Shinji." Toji said.
"Wha… what?" Shinji stammered. "What do you mean?"
"I mean we're gonna play dress up." Toji said. "Now take off your shirt."
"Wha… no!" Shinji protested. "I'm not doing this!"
"Buddy, it's a prank." Toji said. "We're gonna dress you up and leave you here, nothing bad is gonna happen."
"But why?" Shinji asked. "Just because Mari made it look like you pissed yourself?"
"No, it's the principle of the thing." Toji retorted. "That and one upping the two of them. Kensuke, hold him."
"But…" Kensuke muttered.
"Do it!" Toji commanded.
Kensuke held Shinji down by the shoulders as Toji pulled his pants free. As Shinji kicked relentlessly, Toji somehow managed to get a skirt around Shinji's flailing waist with Shinji's feet hitting him repeatedly in the chest. Toji then leaned over Shinji's waist and pinned him.
"Kensuke, get his shirt off and throw this on him." Toji said.
"Toji…" Kensuke said.
"Dude, just do it already." Toji replied.
"Alright…" Kensuke said as he struggled to take Shinji's dress shirt and t–shirt off. Once Kensuke had gotten them off, he struggles with getting Shinji into the bra, while doing his best not to hurt him.
"Shinji, come on, if you stop struggling, it'll be easier to do this." Kensuke pleaded.
"But I don't want to do it!" Shinji said angrily. "Come on, let go!"
With a bit more struggling, Kensuke was able to get the bra on Shinji and hook it, while Toji spun Shinji onto his stomach and tied his hands behind his back.
"See, that wasn't so hard, was it?" Toji asked.
"Untie me!" Shinji pleaded.
"We have to take some picture first as proof." Toji said as Kensuke took out a camera.
"Sorry about this, Shinji." Kensuke said. "I promise this almost over."
As Kensuke started taking pictures, they heard someone come in.
"Tadaima!" Asuka called out. "Baka, where are you?" Asuka called. "I finished cleaning early! And guess what, we have the afternoon to ourselves…" Asuka paused as they heard her looking for him. "Baka, are you taking a nap?"
"Shit, shit, shit!" Kensuke rambled. "We have to run, Toji!"
"Fuck!" Toji replied. "Yeah, let's…"
"What the fuck is going on here!?" Asuka roared as she stepped into her room to find Shinji bound on the bed with her clothes on. "YOU!" Asuka screeched.
"Run!" Toji shouted as he bolted to the door.
"Don't need to tell me twice!" Kensuke added as he followed suit.
They both flew past Asuka, and Asuka was about to chase them down when Shinji cried out for help.
"Asuka, don't leave me here!" Shinji cried.
Asuka abandoned the chase and went to help Shinji. She untied his hands and hugged Shinji tightly. "Shinji, are you ok?" Asuka asked worriedly.
"Yeah… I guess…" Shinji replied. "Just embarrassed…"
"They did this to you?" Asuka asked. "Did they hurt you?"
"No… they went out of their way to avoid that." Shinji said. "It's fine… really…"
"Don't justify their bullshit, baka!" Asuka said scoldingly. "Tell me the truth."
"Well… they said it was to get back at you and Mari…" Shinji said. "For all the pranks…"
"Oh shit…" Asuka muttered. "Shinji… I'm…"
"Asuka, before you say anything else… this prank war has to stop…" Shinji whined. "It's gotten way out of hand."
"I'm sorry baka." Asuka said as she helped Shinji unhook the bra. "I didn't think they'd ever involve you in this shit."
"Well, they did!" Shinji retorted. "I want you and Mari to end this. Don't do anything else, ok? Just take the high road. And please, don't tell anyone else about this…"
"Fine." Asuka said. "We'll be the grownups and stop this before it gets worse, and I promise not to tell Mari or anyone else."
"Thank you, Asuka." Shinji replied.
"Although… this isn't the worst thing in the world." Asuka said coyly.
"How so?" Shinji asked.
"Well, you make a cute girl." Asuka said shyly. "And I'm kinda turned on right now…"
"You don't…" Shinji began. "I'm in a skirt and bra!"
"And you look sexy…" Asuka said as she started to blush and unbuttoned her own shirt. "Oh…" Asuka discarded her shirt and smiled. "I think you're enjoying this too…"
Shinji saw Asuka looking down and realized what she meant. "That does not count. That always happens when you take off your shirt!"
"Well, you're as primed and ready as I am." Asuka quipped as she rubbed her breasts.
"Are you really turned on by all this?" Shinji asked.
"Yep." Asuka said as she removed her dress, and was left wearing only a pair of damp panties. "See… I'm soaked through."
"You're so weird sometimes." Shinji sighed.
"Says you." Asuka quipped as she pinched her nipples. "Besides, I'm making the best out of an awkward situation."
"I can see that…" Shinji sighed as he stated to undo the skirt. "Oh I guess we can if it'll make you happy…"
"It will, baka, but leave the skirt on." Asuka said as she slipped off her panties. "Just don't act like you're not going to get something out of this too."
"I'm not." Shinji replied as he buttoned the skirt back up. "I'm just lucky I have you."
"Forever and for always, baka." Asuka replied as she began passionately kissing Shinji.
August 30, 2018 – Tokyo–3 Senior High School, Class 1–A
It was lunchtime and Mari was coming back from the bathroom and happened upon a group of upperclassmen laughing hysterically at something. As Mari got closer, they began pointing at her, not realizing (somewhat stupidly) that she could see them, and Mari walked over to confront them. The upperclassmen were startled as Mari stormed over, but didn't have anywhere to run, and Mari found this quite enjoyable.
"Hey there, ass clowns." Mari said. "Any reason why you're pointing at me while you're laughing?"
"We… uh…" One of the girls rambled.
"Use your words, dear." Mari said. "You make sentences with them."
"We were laughing at this." Another girl said, holding out a picture. Mari snatched it from her and looked it over quite intently.
"Do… do you…" One of the boys began nervously. "Is that your friend in the picture?"
"Motherfucker…" Mari mumbled. "Where did you get this?"
"What?" One of the boys asked.
"Where did you get the picture?!" Mari asked angrily.
"What?" The boy stammered. "I don't… what?!"
"Can you understand what I'm saying?" Mari asked.
"What?" The boy repeated.
"Japanese, motherfucker, do you speak it?!" Mari shouted.
"Yes!" The boy replied fearfully.
"Then tell me where you got this picture from."
"Underclassman." The boy said. "Suziharo… Suzohira…?"
"Suzuhara?" Mari asked. "Tall, dumb looking grin, track suit?"
"Yeah, that's the kid." The boy replied.
"He was with a nerdy looking kid with glasses." One of the girls said.
"Thank you." Mari said. "Now get lost!"
"So uh… can we have the picture back or…" One of the other girls said.
"As one of my best friends would say…" Mari said angrily. "Are you stupid or something?!"
As they ran off, Mari rushed back to the classroom and found Asuka talking with Rei and Hikari worriedly.
"Hey, where's the puppy?" Mari asked.
"He ran off." Asuka said. "He came back from the bathroom and bolted. I can't see his car in the parking lot either. I think he went home."
"But why?" Hikari asked.
"I might have an answer on that." Mari said as she pulled out the picture. "Some upperclassmen were laughing at this."
Rei and Hikari's jaws dropped and Asuka did a facepalm when they saw Shinji dressed in a bra and a skirt with his hands all tied up.
"What the fuck…?" Hikari muttered.
"Poor onii–chan…" Rei muttered.
"Wanna guess who's distributing them?" Mari asked.
"Toji and Kensuke, right?" Asuka replied.
"Yeah, how did you…" Mari began.
"I can't talk about how I know." Asuka said.
"Well, you kinda have to." Mari said.
"No, I made a promise." Asuka replied.
"Look, if it was to keep this a secret, the secret's out of the bag now, princess." Mari retorted.
"Yeah, Asuka, how do you know about this?" Rei asked.
"I caught them a couple weeks ago dressing Shinji up in my clothes." Asuka explained. "When I got home, they had him on the bed and were taking pictures. When they saw me, they ran. I went to chase them down, but Shinji needed my help. Then he made me promise not to tell anyone…"
"So, they… both of them did this?" Hikari asked. "Why? We're all friends?"
"The prank war." Asuka muttered.
"Wait, they went after him?" Mari asked. "Because of us?!"
"And Shinji made me promise not to retaliate…" Asuka grumbled.
"That's void now." Rei said. "Onii–chan must be avenged."
"Rei, tis not like we can…" Hikari began.
"No, they need to be taught a lesson." Mari said, cutting her off. "We need to show them that an attack on Shinji, is an attack on us."
"What prank war?" Hikari asked. "Is this that thing he's always so upset about?"
"Probably because he's not winning." Mari said.
"What did he do to start this off?" Hikari asked.
"It wasn't him that started it." Mari said. "It was me."
"Typical…" Rei muttered.
"Why did you start it?" Hikari asked.
"Well, he pissed me off, so I decided to make him pay." Mari said. "I never thought the idiot would be dumb enough to retaliate…"
"He's a very proud person!" Hikari said. "He never lets anything go!"
"Well, that's on me then." Mari said. "Still, once Asuka got involved, I thought he'd end it…"
"Well, he's stubborn and proud…" Hikari muttered.
"So, how are we getting them back?" Mari asked.
"You can't be…" Hikari began.
"Yes, freckles, I am." Mari said. "I never went after anyone not involved. HE crossed the line." Mari waived the picture of Shinji in front of her. "And this is fucked up! You've got to set him straight Hikari."
Hikari grimaced at the picture. "Fine, I'll help for Shinji's sake." Hikari replied.
"What about you, Rei?" Asuka asked.
"Of course." Rei replied. "In defense of onii–chan's honor."
"Then it's settled…" Asuka began as the bell rang.
Ding dong ding ding… ding dong ding ding
The four of them saw Toji and Kensuke walk back in the room and the smirked at the four of them, almost as if he knew they knew what Toji and Kensuke had done.
"Asshole…" Hikari muttered. "Don't be so cocky…"
"We're gonna get them back." Mari said.
"Yeah, we're gonna get them back good…" Asuka said as she glared at Toji.
"How though?" Hikari asked.
"Yes, how do we avenge onii–chan?" Rei asked.
"Don't worry, I have a plan…" Asuka muttered.
September 3, 2018 – Tokyo–3 Senior High School, Class 1–A
Toji and Kensuke had gotten to school early at Hikari's request. When they got to the classroom an hour earlier than everyone else was supposed to be there, they were expecting to have to clean up a mess or something. When they entered, they didn't see anyone, but as they turned around looked, they were confronted by Asuka, Mari, Rei, and Hikari blocking the only way out.
"H… hey guys…" Kensuke muttered nervously. "Funny running into you here…"
"Yeah… what are you doing here so early?" Toji demanded.
"Well, we needed to talk to you." Asuka said.
"About what exactly?" Kensuke asked nervously.
"Oh just some pictures going around school." Mari said.
"Yeah, nothing to worry about." Hikari added.
"So why are we here?" Toji asked.
"Well… you see…" Mari explained. "You crossed a line involving someone who wasn't part of our little war. You hurt him and made him upset…"
"And you don't make my baka upset." Asuka said angrily.
"Toji…" Kensuke muttered.
"Shut up, man…" Toji replied.
"Onii–chan is your friend." Rei said. "Why would you d that to him?"
"How could you even think it was funny?" Hikari asked.
"Well, cause it just was…" Toji said. "It was harmless…"
"Sending pictures of him around school like that is harmless?!" Hikari said. "That's not harmless Toji, that's just plain mean! Especially to someone you consider a friend!"
"It was a prank." Toji said. "That's all."
"Well… how would you feel being dressed up like a girl and paraded around?" Mari asked.
"I wouldn't like it very much…" Kensuke muttered quietly.
"Yeah it would suck." Toji said.
"Well… then it looks like we have the right punishment then…" Asuka muttered.
"Wha… what punishment is that?" Kensuke stammered.
"Oh, you'll see." Asuka said coldly. "Grab 'em!"
The four girls ran at the two boys and tackled them to the ground, hogtying them to keep them from escaping. As the boys struggled, the girls dragged Kensuke away from Toji.
"What the hell do you think you're doing?!" Toji shouted.
"Teaching you a lesson, dipshit." Mari said. "Don't involve people in things they shouldn't be involved in."
"And you'll be apologizing to Shinji when this is all over, Toji." Hikari said angrily.
"For a stupid prank?!" Toji asked. "He didn't get hurt!"
"Yes he was." Rei said. "You humiliated him… so you will be humiliated."
"I don't like where this is going…" Toji muttered angrily.
When Shinji got to school, he had walked in alone. He was not used to everyone being up, let alone gone before he had gotten breakfast ready and it worried him why they all left so early. As he got to the courtyard, it became abundantly clear why they had left early. Sitting in the courtyard, surrounded by half the student body, were Toji and Kensuke, in dresses, wigs, and makeup, with Asuka, Mari, Rei, and Hikari standing over them.
"Oh… what did they do…?" Shinji said. "Asuka promised…"
Shinji rushed over to the gaggle of students looking at the two boys done up in drag. It took Shinji a great deal of effort to push through the crowd to the front, where he saw how depressed his friends looked.
"What the hell's going on?" Shinji asked.
"Hey puppy!" Mari said brightly. "How do you like our new girlfriends?"
"Why did you do that to them?" Shinji asked.
"Retribution, onii–chan." Rei said. "For embarrassing you."
"No." Shinji said. "Asuka, you promised you wouldn't do anything else!"
"But they passed out pictures of you!" Asuka replied. "You ran off the other day!"
"So?" Shinji asked. "You didn't have to do this to them? Can't we just stop all this and just act normal again?"
"But Shinji, we did this for you." Mari said.
"I wouldn't want you to do something like this for me." Shinji replied. "Sure, I was upset the other day and went home, but they didn't deserve this."
"Shinji, they were being idiots." Hikari said. "I know I'm supposed to defend him, but… Toji did something wrong, he has to own up to it."
"Then just let him apologize." Shinji said. "We don't have to put anyone in a dress to embarrass them, it's… it's just not right."
"Shinji…" Asuka began.
"Asuka, you said you'd take the high road, that you'd be an adult about this." Shinji said.
"But they pissed me off when they passed out those pictures!" Asuka retorted. "I'm sorry I broke my promise, but they deserved it! I was fine with them forcing you into the clothes, you said you were fine, but they went too far!"
"Look, this all got out of hand." Hikari said. "Shinji's got a point…"
"Hey, you supported this." Asuka said. "Don't fold now."
"I'm not folding… I'm just trying to understand Shinji's positon." Hikari rebutted.
"I understand onii–chan's position." Rei said. "But Asuka is also correct, they needed to be punished in some fashion."
"Rei…" Shinji began.
"Onii–chan, they were acting foolishly." Rei said. "They may be our friends, but that does not excuse their actions."
"Look, if you just wanted to punish them, then you got the point across." Shinji said.
"Yeah, I guess so." Asuka said.
"But I wanted them to be like this all day…" Mari muttered.
"Mari, you started this." Shinji said. "Please, just end it."
"Fine." Mari said. "I'll stop… on one condition."
"Seriously?" Shinji asked.
"Yes, seriously." Mari replied.
"What is it then?" Shinji asked.
"Toji apologizes for calling me a bimbo." Mari said.
"Toji!" Hikari shouted "You called her a bimbo?"
"Yeah, so what if I did?!" Toji asked.
"That's not right, Toji!" Hikari said scoldingly. "Apologize to her right now!"
"Why?" Toji asked. "What good does that do me?"
"Do you really have to ask that?" Hikari said. "Think of what you could lose, Suzuhara…"
"Seriously?" Toji asked.
"Do you want to take that chance?" Hikari asked.
"Not really…" Toji replied. "You're not a bimbo, Mari… you're just annoying sometimes…"
"That's not a great apology, Toji." Kensuke said.
"Dude, shut up." Toji snapped.
"Well, I accept the half assed apology." Mari said.
"Good." Shinji replied. "So that's it then?"
"Yeah, it is." Asuka replied. "No more retaliation."
"The point has been made." Rei replied. "I see no further need to participate in such… foolishness."
"Hey, what about us?" Toji asked. "Are you gonna let us go or what?!"
"We will." Hikari said. "But when we do, it's over. No more pranks, no more retribution. You have to let it go too."
"Same goes for you, nerd." Mari said.
"I promise I'll stop." Kensuke said. "Just untie me…"
"Yeah, it's over." Toji said. "I'm tired of this shit…"
"But Shinji… do you forgive us?" Kensuke asked.
"Yeah… we kinda did… fuck up a bit…" Toji mumbled.
"And we're sorry…" Kensuke added.
"Of course I forgive you guys." Shinji replied. "We're friends, aren't we?"
A/N: I do not own Evangelion or any of the characters, GAINAX and the other distributors of NGE related material do. I am simply using them as a backdrop for my fanfic.
Timelines are very important to me! So, this one shot takes place right in the middle of the three year time skip between the end of Episode VI and the beginning of Episode VII, give or take a few weeks.
So, the entire premise of this one shot is that Toji said something stupid, funny, and mildly offensive to Mari that ticked her off a bit. So, she decided to get back at him with what she thought was a one off prank to put him in his place. However, Toji's not one to let things go, so the pranks escalated in scale bringing in Asuka and Kensuke for a continuing pattern of retribution, which escalates to what happens with poor Shinji, seeing as the girls can't be caught off guard, but he can, they take out their frustrations on him. However, the girls have the last laugh as Asuka, Mari, Hikari and Rei participate to get back at the two for humiliating Shinji, and the prank war is finally put to rest.
Now while one would think that Toji's rampage here against Shinji would ruin their friendship, Shinji felt sorry for him after he was humiliated by the girls and they made up. While the other strands of friendship would take longer to mend, they are all still friends, just friends who had an unfortunate spat involving pranks.
As I said before, and will always say at the end of anything, please leave comments, as I would like to try to improve the story going forward any way I can. And, hell, constructive criticism is a good thing.