Yin and Yang

I don't own Evangelion. I have a penchant for quirky fanfics. This takes place in an alternate universe where everything isn't so end-of-the-world.

Shinji was standing out on the balcony thinking about the day's events. His whole class with the exception of Rei and Asuka had gone on another class trip. Of course, all of the eva pilots were on permanent standby. This time, he really wanted to go and relax. He let out a big sigh.

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Earlier that night…

"This is sooo boring! Why do we have to stay behind, I mean there are no more angels or there?" Asuka had yelled out indignantly.

"Well I wanted to go too but you don't see me complaining," Shinji replied.

"Well that's your problem, you don't do anything. You just go along with whatever they give you, how pathetic." Shinji was reading some manga while listening to his SDAT, which wasn't playing sad music I might add. "I need something to do tomorrow. I know! I'll just go shopping and you're coming with me."

"That's ni-what?"

"I said you're coming with me. Hikari's not here is she? Besides, I need somebody to carry the shopping bags."

"Oh." Asuka was sitting on the couch watching television. Misato entered the apartment.

"Hi kids," Misato cheerfully said as she walked in.

"Hi Misato," both children depressingly greeted.

"Why down all of a sudden?" Misato went over to the refrigerator and pulled out one of her beers. She sat at the table waiting for a response as she drank. "Ahhh," she contently let out.

"You know, the class trip," Asuka said annoyed.

"I'm sorry about that."

"Whatever." Asuka got up from the couch and started to the bathroom. "I'm going to take a bath, no peeking pervert." Shinji looked up from his manga and looked at Asuka. Then he turned back to what he was reading.

"Does she always have to say that whenever she takes a bath?" Misato laughed to her self quietly.

"Oh, that reminds me, you have a synch test tomorrow."

"But…I was suppose to go shopping with Asuka."

"Oh really?" Misato slyly remarked. Shinji showed a slight blush on his face.

"I-it's not like that!"

"Yeah…well it's soo fun to tease you." Her expression turned tired. "I guess you're going to have to change your plans tomorrow." Misato grabbed another beer.

"Yes Misato," Shinji agreed.

"Hey I'm getting hungry, how about starting on dinner right now?"

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Shinji was contemplating the day's events. He looked up at the beautiful night sky where the stars sparkled.

'First I can't go on the class trip, and then I can't go shopping with Asuka, now I have a synch test tomorrow. Is my presence that demanded? Maybe if I were two people, life would be a little easier. I just wish…' Somewhere up in the sky, a star sparkled. That star however, would be that of the supreme being known as fate. "It's getting kind of late, I should get sleeping." With that, Shinji walked back into the apartment and into his room. He closed his eyes and remarkably, sleep came very easily.

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Shinji looked around, he was standing in blank yellow space.

'What the?' He walked around aimlessly. 'Where am I?' A hand rested itself on his shoulder. "Ah!!!" He jumped up surprised and a little bit scared. He quickly turned around to see a dark faint outline of a human. "W-w-who are you?" The shadow, which one can only describe it, put its arms on its hips. The facial features weren't discernible. It seemed that the figure had flowing long hair as well.

"Shinji, I am Fate," it had said cheerfully. The voice was a mix between a male and female qualities, Shinji couldn't quite figure out the gender of "fate."

"Fate?!"

"Yeah, you know. The ethereal surreal being that guides all human beings through life. That ring any bells?"

"I think so…but what are you doing here? And where am I?"

"Don't worry your pretty human head about it, this is just a dream. That's all."

"That still doesn't explain why you are here in my dream."

"I'm here to grant you a wish."

"Since when did Fate start granting wishes?"

"When the shooting star retired, I had to take his place. Until a replacement is found anyways." A sweat drop appeared on Shinji's head. He strained his head about and realized something.

"What wish?"

"What? You don't remember. Didn't you want to become two people?"

"Oh that," Shinji realized. "I think so…" Fate face-faulted.

"Oh why did I ever make you an eva pilot? Listen kid, just follow me." The shadow started walking past Shinji. He quickly turned around and began following Fate.

"H-hey, where are we going?" 'This has got to be the freakiest dream ever.'

"I heard that!" Fate scolded.

"What?" Fate stopped and turned around.

"I can hear whatever you say and think, you better keep that in mind."

"I-I will." Shinji couldn't help but feel a little scared of this shadow in front of him leading to who knows where. They kept walking for several minutes until they reached a mirror about the sized of a door. "What's this?"

"This is the mirror of your soul. Its what keeps you together, you know what I mean?"

"I'm afraid you've lost me." Fate hit its forehead.

"You are composed of two aspects of your personality. I wouldn't say good and evil, I guess it would be saying Shinji with a spine, and Shinji with no spine."

"Hey!"

"Don't worry kid, I wasn't bagging on you. If you really want to separate yourself, just break the mirror."

"Break the mirror…how?" Shinji stared at himself in the mirror.

"Oh…here." A hammer just appeared in Shinji's hand. He was so startled he dropped. He reached down and grabbed it. He looked at his reflection mimicking every move that he makes.

"Do I have to?"

"Your choice kid, I have nothing to do with it."

"Okay…do I need to?"

"Kid, it's your choice!"

"Well its just, I not so sure I should-,"

"Let me help you." Shinji's arm automatically went backwards and brought the hammer back and thrust it forward shattering the reflection of himself. The bits of reflective shards slowly piled itself upon the ground. Where there was his reflection was now another Shinji. "Hey!"

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It was early in the morning, something peculiar had just happened. Now we look into Shinji's room where we can clearly see him under his bed sheets. Wait, what the hell is this? It looks like, there's another person under the bed sheets! The bed sheets slowly slide off this figure revealing that the person is…Shinji! What the hell is going on? There are two Shinjis? They both opened their eyes, and they saw…each other.

"Ahhhh!" both Shinji's yelped in surprise, but not loud enough to wake up anybody still sleeping. They both stared at each other trying to regain composure. They leaned in closer inspecting their facial features. They both brought their hand under their chin to rub. "Hmmm…" They both hummed at once. "You must be…" they asked in unison. "…Shinji!" They were perfectly synchronized. One of the Shinji's let out a sigh of relief.

"Yes, finally!" he brought his hand into the air in some kind of triumphant pose. "Now I'm no longer stuck to you!" The other Shinji flinched a bit.

"Can't you be a little more…quiet?" he asked very nervously.

"Why should I? Now I shall show my true colors! Without you bogging me down of course."

"That's not a very nice thing to say."

"So what? Learn to grow a spine boy." Tears started to form in the other Shinji's eyes.

"Why do you have to be so mean?" he whined.

"Oh come on! Listen, this is perfect. Here's the plan, you go with Misato while I'll go with…" Shinji had a dreamy look in his eyes. "…Asuka."

"But, what if they see us?"

"They don't! Now look, Misato is going to get up earlier than Asuka so she can drive you to Nerv. I'll stay behind and go shopping with…Asuka." Whenever he mentioned Asuka's name, he always changed it into a suggestive tone.

"B-b-b-but…"

"No buts!" Shinji pushed spineless Shinji out of the room. "If you'll excuse me, I'm going to sleep." Spine Shinji pulled the bed covers over his head. A sweat drop appeared on spineless Shinji's head.

"No…"

"Shinji, is that you?!" the loud voice of Misato called. Shinji nervously turned to face down the hallway.

"Y-y-yes," he said as if his nerves were frazzled.

"Well hurry up and get ready, we're going to leave for Nerv soon."

"O-o-okay."

"Are you alright? I never heard you stutter so much before."

"I-I'm f-f-fine." Misato raised an eyebrow and shrugged her shoulders.

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"What have I done?" Shinji asked himself. He was still in the yellow space that used to be his "dream." He was sitting down looking on the monitor of his life. Fate noticed his reaction to all this.

"What's wrong?" Shinji looked up at Fate with a hint of anger in his eyes.

"Why did you make me break the mirror?"

"You were taking too long."

"B-but, look what you did!"

"What?" Shinji was getting frustrated.

"You made two of me! I didn't know what I was saying when I wished for myself to become two. I was just messing around, I mean I thought it was just a dream."

"My bad." Shinji let out a sigh.

"Well put them back together so I could come back."

"Sorry, no can do."

"What?!" Fate backed off several inches.

"Well you see, they have to agree to become one again."

"So?"

"Look at spine Shinji, does it LOOK like he wants to go back with spineless Shinji?"

"Well…"

"Exactly, not to mention they have to kiss to get back together."

"What?!" A sweat drop appeared on Fate's head as he backed off a few feet away.

"I kind of forgot to mention they have to kiss each other to become one again."

"Who the hell came up with these stupid rules?" He gave Fate a dark look.

"Don't look at me!" Shinji grabbed his head with his two hands and looked up.

"This is just great…until my bad and good side get back togeth-,"

"Spine and spineless."

"Shut up! Okay, until my spine and spineless side get back together, I stuck in this "dream" forever?"

"Yup." Shinji looked up and watched the monitor. The monitor really, was just a big television screen. There were two of them, one for each Shinji. Here, regular Shinji could observe him selves in the real world. Shinji let out a big sigh.

"At least I won't be bored…"

Don't worry, it gets better!