Author's Note/Foreword:

This is a continuation of my DBZ story, "School Of Hard Knocks." This is still AU, so again if you don't like those, please leave. See the AN in "Hard Knocks" for further instructions.

Also, this story's first saga will essentially be DBZ meets NGE (as you may have guessed from the title), with a lot of TMB ("Tekkaman: Blade") elements thrown into the mix. Expect a lot of nods and references to other Animes and stuff also (the previews, for example, are inspired by "Trigun"). I'm not putting it in the crossover section because I'm only really using ideas from the other series. Goku won't be bumping into Shinji or D-Boy on the street or anything like that. Yes, I'm using the Radam and the Angels, but both are quite different from their origin series. I don't think this qualifies as a crossover, but if I'm wrong, feel free to let me know. In any case you have been warned.

Oh, and yes, I did come up with a new meaning for "NGE" in case you were wondering. However, I won't tell you what it is until I find a way to cleverly work it into some dialogue.

Thank you and enjoy.

Disclaimer: Pretty much the same as last time, 'cept the college took my G1 toys . . . sniffle

Darcon's scream of agony could be heard for miles as his armor suddenly exploded. The beaten and broken monster underneath continued to scream as lightning-like energy expanded from his body, trapping him in a dome. As his body started to break apart, he found the strength to speak:

"FINE!! TAKE YOUR VICTORY WHILE YOU CAN!! SOON, MY ANGELS WILL COME TO AVENGE ME!! THEY'LL DESTROY YOU AND YOUR PRECIOUS DAUGHTER!! THEY'LL TAKE FROM YOU EVERYTHING YOU HOLD DEAR!! FOR THE GLORY OF THE RADAM!!"

Brick woke up in a cold sweat, gasping for air. Quickly, he got out of bed and ran down the hall. As quietly as he could, he opened the bedroom door and took a peek inside. He let out a sigh of relief when he saw that Eva was still in her bed, sound asleep. Even now, at the age of 15, she still clutched tightly onto Kongy the "teddy monkey."

Smiling, Brick closed the door and leaned against the wall outside. "Thank God," he whispered.

He'd had the nightmare almost every night for ten years now, and he checked her bed every time. She was almost always there. The few times she wasn't, it was because she had stayed out late with Goten and Trunks and had simply spent the night in the Sons' guest room.

The Sons, Brick thought with a smile. Thank God for them. I don't think I would've been able to do this without them. When , Yui's clone died, I was afraid Eva would grow up without a family. They made sure she didn't.

Brick's expression grew dark as he remembered the revelation that his wife had been a clone of the woman he really loved. Makes me sick just thinking about it. That...that thing lied to me for half my life! Used me right along with her master.

He sighed and shook his head. That was ten years ago, he reminded himself. Move on.

He knew he should try to get back to sleep. It was a big day tomorrow: Eva's first martial arts tournament. However, he knew from experience that sleep was impossible to regain after that dream. He'd head back to his room, put on some day cloths, go outside and make sure he could still Ascend and Transcend. Throughout the entire process, he'd try to convince himself that the nightmare was just that: a bad dream.

If these "Angels" were really gonna attack, they would've done so a long time ago.

....Right?