Shinji glared at the card slot denying him entry into NERV. The angry red light glared back.

He raised the card to try again when a pale hand slid a card through for him, letting him through. He looked into the crimson eyes of his benefactor. "Ayanami?"

Rei nodded. "I recall you delivering the new passcard to me. It was reasonable to return the gesture."

Shinji smiled. "I guess this makes us even, then?"

"No." Rei said. "I would need to see you unclothed, then fall upon you to be adequately compensated."

Shinji stood there long after Rei passed him.