Neon Genesis Evangelion: Reborn Angel
Chapter 1: New Genesis
"I've never had any cherished dreams or ambitions. I don't aspire to any career or profession in the future. So far, in the first fourteen years of my life, things happen as they have to happen. And things will probably continue in the same way. That's why I never cared if I got into an accident or something and died." -Shinji Ikari, 2015
In the city of Tokyo-3 a young man had arrived. He stood alone at the train station on the edge of Town. Looking at a picture of the person he was there to meet. It was a beautiful woman with purple hair wearing a tank top and cut off jeans that showed her figure off quite well. He was a bit bewildered at the fact that this woman was flaunting her figure to him. He was after all only 14 years old. Although he was a bit larger than most boys his age. This led to him being an outsider more often than not.
"I wonder what's taking so long? Maybe I should Call Ms. Katsuragi." He walked over to the phones but there was no tone. He checked the next one, also no tone. "Great no phones, the trains have stopped and I have an appointment to make. Just perfect. Maybe I should just walk the last two stations."
Then he heard an automatic announcement over the speaker system of the station "Today at 12:30 PM a special state of emergency is being declared for the entire central Kanto region, with the Tokai district at the epicenter. All residents should quickly and calmly evacuate to their designated shelters. We repeat..."
"Okay that explains the stoppage, but what am I supposed to do." He walked down the step from the station to the empty street. "Father... why do you want to see me now?" He looked around then for the briefest moment he thought he saw someone in the street. A girl with light blue hair in a school uniform. As quickly as she appeared she was gone. Then he looked up as he heard a sound, and was stunned as he could swear he saw a man flying. He blinked "I have to get my eyes checked" then he saw the source of the sound. A low flying jet, he then saw something that made his eyes go wide. The Jet fired a missile. He cringed at the noise it made as it soared off. "Damnit I HATE loud noises."
Shinji looked in the direction the projectile flew in and saw something truly amazing. It was a giant. Vaguely humanoid but jet black except for what he assumed was its head and what looks somewhat like armor on its shoulders, and a red hemisphere near its center of gravity. The missile struck dead on to its face and exploded. This was quickly followed by other ordnance, all of which shockingly had no effect on the beast. "What the hell is that?"
Soon several VTOL gunships appeared and opened fire on the behemoth to the same affect as the missile barrage. Now however the monster retaliated. It held its arm out and what appeared to be a light purple lance of energy spike shot from it and speared one of the gunships. It then grabbed one and in a surprisingly quick motion threw it at a third aircraft. The flaming wreckage few toward Shinji, and he quickly took cover. Then suddenly a blue sports car skidded to a stop in front of him . The driver was a familiar site to Shinji. It was the woman he was supposed to meet. Misato Katsuragi. "Sorry I'm late Shinji. Come on get in fast we need to get out of here"
He ran quickly to the passenger side and got in "No need to tell me twice. What the hell is that thing?"
"That thing... is an "angel."
A while later Misato stopped her car and pulled out a pair of binoculars and looked over towards the monstrosity, which was now disappearing behind the hills. "What are they doing? They wouldn't. OH SHIT! THEY ARE!" She quickly ran out of the car and pulled shinji along with her. "GET DOWN" Just as they did a massive explosion erupted where the "angel" stood. The resulting shockwave threw nearly everything not rooted down around and some things that were.
As the two stood up they saw dirt everywhere and the car on its side.
"NOOOOOOOO! I still got 33 payments left!" She sighed " Are you okay Shinji?"
"Other than a mouth full of dirt I'm fine Miss Katsuragi.
"No need to call me that. Misato is fine."
"Come on lets get the car right side up and get out of here." They walked up to it. Misato turned her back to it but before she could get against it Shinji quickly gave it a forceful shove and knocked it over. "Your stronger than you look."
"I'm not that strong. It was just luck."
As the Drive resumed Misato gave Shinji a folder for him to read. She gave him a quick explanation and he studied it carefully until the car train came out of the tunnel and gave Shinji a truly awesome view. "WOW! A real Geofront!"
Misato smiled at the look of awe on his face. "Yep. The secret base of NERV. A fortress for mankind.
"I thought I told you to call me Misato?"
"Sorry... Why did my father call me?"
She looked over to the boy with a sad look on his face "Maybe you should ask him yourself."
"So we're going to see him."
They exited the car in silence when the train stopped and walked into the building. They were walking for some time. Eventually Shinji noticed they had been traveling in circles. "Um? Misato are we lost?"
She froze "No. Of course not. Whatever gave you that idea?"
Fortunately for the Captain a near by elevator door opened and an attractive blonde in a lab coat stepped out. "Captain Katsuragi, am I going to have to find you EVERY time you come in?"
Misato got a sheepish look on her face "Sorry Rits... You know I haven't gotten used to the layout yet.
The Blonde then noticed the boy standing by Misato " So this is him. The Third Child?"
Shinji looked a little confused by the term "I'm Shinji Ikari. It's nice to meet you."
"I'm Dr. Ritsuko Akagi, from the first engineering division, I'm the supervisor for Project E, pleased to meet you." She walked back to the elevator and motioned for the lost duo to follow her. "Follow me. There is something I think you need to see before you see your father."
They followed the doctor Shinji mostly ignoring the conversation between the two adults as they rode on a small speedboat in a giant chamber. They soon pulled up to a small dock that had a staircase leading to a dark doorway. They quickly stepped inside the dark yet massive chamber. She pulled loudly on a large switch.
It was a massive purple head. Its demon like features drew out a startled cry from the fourteen year old. "A... A giant robot?' He pulled out the manual Misato gave him and frantically flipped threw it
"You won't find it in there" Ritsuko walked up beside him "Strictly speaking she's not a robot. She's a man-made all-purpose battle weapon. Artificial Human Evangelion Unit 01. Mankind's best hope against the Angels.
Shinji just looked at the monstrous face in awe "Is this what my father has been working on?"
In reply a commanding voice was heard above their heads. "That is correct." There, standing on a platform behind the Eva stood Shinji's father. He looked down at Shinji and smirked as the boy turned his head away "It has been a while"
"Shinji I need you to listen very carefully to what I have to say." He paused for a moment "You are going to ride in it. You will battle the Angel."
"What?!" Shinji stepped back in shock and Misato stepped forward
"Commander you can't be serious. He just arrived today and it took Ayanami SEVEN months to synchronize with her Evangelion!"
"He only needs to sit in her. That is all I expect."
Misato attempted to protest again but Dr. Akagi interrupted her "Capt. Katsuragi. Our overriding mission is to defeat the angels and to do that we have to put SOMEONE into the entry plug and he is the only one available now who could possibly synch with it. Or do you have some alternative?" Misato could only glare at her friend "Come with me Shinji and we'll get you ready."
Within Shinji's mind two voices were heard. One was loud, it was telling him to run, to hide. All his life to that point he listened to that voice but the other one was telling him to do it. It was quiet but it was there. For a moment Shinji considered it.
Shinji bowed his head "No... There is no way I can do this. It's impossible. I can't fight that monster. It's ordering me to my DEATH!"
Gendo glared down at his son "You have to accept this. You are the best candidate we have. You are the ONLY candidate we have."
"Why me? I don't understand... IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!"
"You don't have to understand. Just do as I say or all of mankind will perish. The very existence of the human race stands on your shoulders."
"No! Who do you think I am... Superman? I'm no hero!" Shinji shook as his last statement echoed and faded away Various Techs around only looked on and sadly nodded
"Very well then. I have no use for you then. Go." Gendo turned to a console to his side "Fuyutski, wake Rei" An older voice responded. "Can we use her?"
"She's not dead. Have her transported here"
Ritsuko quickly barked out orders as Shinji trembled in silence. Shortly a door opened and a gurney was wheeled out attended to by two men. Shinji's eyes widened at the site. On it was a girl around his age. She had pale skin and blue hair and seemed to be wearing what resembled a strange flight suit. She was bandaged in several places including over her right eye. Suddenly the quiet voice in the boys mind was louder.
Gendo spoke in his cold voice "Rei you will pilot. The spare is useless."
In a soft almost frail voice she spoke. "Yes sir." Rei tried to sit up. It was obvious to all around she was in great pain. The voice now was firm in Shinji's mind telling him to do it.
Then all looked up to the ceiling as it felt the entire world shook. Gendo said what all there already knew. "The angel. It knows we're here."
Then with even greater force the earth shook again, this time knocking several girders loose along with several lights. Most everyone there was knocked off their feet. Misato looked over to Rei whose gurney on the far end of the catwalk was tipped over and was surprised with what she saw. Slowly standing was Shinji cradling Rei in his arms. "You caught her?"
She then noticed something in Shinji's eyes that wasn't there before as he spoke "I'll do it. I'll pilot for you."
Misato walked up to him. "Are you sure?"
"I just have to sit in it right? I'm sure."
The two techs that brought in the gurney set it back up and Shinji placed her back on it as Ritsuko walked back up to him "Well said Shinji. If you follow me I'll give you a quick run threw on how to it operates." As Shinji walked away he looked back towards his father and caught the smirk that had formed on his face.
Soon Shinji found himself in what he was told was the entry plug for Evangelion Unit 01. He was alone with only his thoughts "My Father never needed me before, and now he's built some ROBOT that needs me. What a joke. I'll show him I can do it. I'm no coward. I'm not afraid to die." His monologue was interrupted as he heard a female's voice
"The pilot has reached the cockpit position with in the entry plug."
"Rodger. Inserting entry plug now." Shinji felt himself spin for a moment as the plug was screwed into the beast
Plug lock-in procedure completed. Initiating First level interface. Flooding entry plug now"
"Wait flooding?" Shinji then noticed an amber colored liquid began to flood the entry plug "WHAT IS THIS STUFF?"
The familiar voice of Dr. Akagi replied, "Don't worry Shinji. Once the LCL fills your lungs your blood will be oxygenated directly. Shinji gagged for a moment as it reached head level
"Calm down Shinji! You'll get used to it. Be a man!" Misato called out
"Main power connected. Initiating power-up sequence. A10 Neural synapses operating within parameters. First contact all clear. Opening reciprocal circuits.
Meanwhile in the command center Misato and Ritsuko were watching over the proceedings. "Incredible his Synchronization ratio is holding at 41.3%. We can do this!
Misato then shouted out to Shinji "Evangelion Unit 01, prepare to launch!" Shinji then felt the Eva shake as the restraints came loose and the massive weapon was moved
"Transporting Unit 01 to Launch elevator! Gate 5 Stand-by. Launch pad clear. All Green. Launch perpetrations complete!"
Then the tech looked over to Misato who looked to Commander Ikari "Do we precede sir?"
"Of course. If we fail to defeat the angels then all is lost."
Shinji felt the g-forces as he was lifted up at an incredible rate and before he knew it he was on the surface. In front of him standing as if waiting just for him was the angel.
Shinji heard Misato's familiar voice. "This is it Shinji."
"Release final safety locks!" Shinji felt the Eva come loose "EVANGELION UNIT 01 LIFT-OFF! The giant stumbled forward for a moment then steadied itself.
"Shinji we just need you to walk."
"Ummm how do I do that exactly?"
"Just concentrate. Just think walk and it will walk."
"Walk?" He didn't move "WALK!" Unit 01 started slowly walking forward. Shinji heard the command room cheer him on. "Stop." It kept walking forward. "STOP!" It started walking slightly faster "FINE BE THAT WAY! CHARGE!" The Beast started running towards its opponent.
Distantly he heard Misato cry out but he continued. As he was about to tackle the Angel it seemed to blind him momentarily and Eva 01 felt to the ground. Again Shinji heard Misato telling him to get but before he could order his machine to rise, the Angel grabbed it by the head and lifted it up.
Shinji however was paralyzed with fear as the Angel grabbed the Eva's left arm and began to squeeze. Quickly he heard a loud crack as it snapped and Shinji felt a blinding pain in his arm.
"SHINJI, LISTEN TO ME! WHAT YOU FELT WAS NOT YOUR ARM!"
Shinji however couldn't think strait threw the pain that felt all too real. As if that wasn't enough the Angel began to attack with energy lance from its arm. Shinji ignored the pain from the arm to the pain that was being driven into his eye. Then when he thought it couldn't get worse he felt the lance pierce the head and he went flying backwards into a building. The last thing he heard before all went black was Misato shouting out his name.
Shinji awoke with a start in a strange bed dressed in what appeared to be hospital clothing. He looked around the stark white room and its large bright windows. He laid back down in the eerie silence and looked up at the ceiling. "An unfamiliar ceiling."
To Be Continued...
Fusion Blaster: Well that was a beast... This will probably be the hardest chapter for me to write. Mostly 'cuz so little (on the surface anyway) had changed. Of course since this is a fusion fic that I think that its best that we start at the beginning so we can leave it up to you readers to figure out what the hell is going on. I hope you enjoy Angel Reborn but come hell or high water I'm seeing this threw to the end. Those of you out there who know already what Eva has been fused with here I hope you keep quiet. Don't spoil it for those who don't know yet. ;)
Classic Cowboy: well, I mostly just threw ideas around for this chapter, but next go around is my turn to play, and those who are wondering on what's changed, don't worry a few hints at some changes will come in next go around. And FB will finish this, even if I have to kill him. Threaten anyway, killing him would sort of defeat the purpose huh? Anyway, Enjoy the fic, and don't forget to review!