Neon Genesis Evangelion Fan Fiction ❯ Hearts Alone ( Chapter 10 )
BGM START: E-6 [Angel Attack]
Two airplanes rush over the Japanese countryside towards the beach.
Misato (OFF RADIO) Due to limited resources…
A strange shape is rising out of the water.
Misato (OFF RADIO) we will only be able to deploy Units 01 and 02.
The airplanes pass over the beach.
Misato (OFF RADIO) You two be careful.
Eva-02 detaches from the airplane and begins to fall.
Asuka (OFF RADIO) Ja!
Eva-02 lands on a small building.
It holds its hand up and a sonic glaive falls into its hand.
Asuka is sitting comfortably in the Entry Plug.
Asuka Thisll be easy! You guysll see you barely even need the other pilots.
Eva-02 charges towards the beach.
Asuka (OFF) Be ready to cover me, Ikari!
Shinji Cover you? Were supposed to go in tog-
Eva-02 launches itself into the air.
The Angel looks up at it. Its Angel mask blinks.
Eva-02s glaive rips right through the Angel.
Asuka (OFF) Flawless victory!
Asuka is triumphant!
Asuka See, First? Its pretty obvious you guys arent going to be needed.
Shinji looks very scared.
Shinji Uh, Asuka?
The Angel mask is split in two pieces. Each lights up.
Two bodies rise out of the destroyed Angel.
Asuka looks scared.
Eva-01 fires desperately.
One of the two new Angels tackles Eva-02.
A slide show picture of the Angel.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) At 0900 hours, the Angel was detected on visual.
Eva-02s legs rising out of a cornfield.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) At 0915, the Evangelions…
Eva-01s legs rising out of the water.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) had been soundly defeated.
Fuyutsuki At 0920, an N2 torpedo was used to halt the Angels progression towards Tokyo-3.
He looks very disappointed.
Asuka and Shinji glare at each other.
Asuka It was his fault!
Shinji It was her fault!
Misato looks even more uncomfortable than usual around Fuyutsuki.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) Captain?
Fuyutsuki I trust you have a back-up plan? Perhaps using Unit 00 and Nagisa in Unit 02?
Misato shakes her head.
Misato Not quite.
She rises in front of the various Nerv officials.
Misato Due to the fact that both Eight-alpha and Eight-beta moved in harmony, we must do the same.
Asuka looks disbelieving.
Misato (OFF) For the next six days, I will personally train all five Evangelion pilots.
Kaworu smiles at Rei, who is unresponsive.
Misato (OFF) The two who work best together of all nine combinations will be deployed.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) Very well. The Commander is away, so I approve this mission.
He rises and leaves.
Ritsuko approaches Misato, glaring.
Ritsuko Do you really think this plan can work?
Misato Of course I do. Otherwise we wouldnt be trying it.
Ritsuko Hmph. Only one of our pilots has been in more than two battles…
Misato If you have a better idea, than say it.
She begins to walk away.
Misato But we dont have time to waste.
The pilots all stand by each other, in their respective poses.
Misato Are you ready, then?
Text: Episode #10: Hearts Alone
The pilots all stand near each other, not entirely sure what to think.
Asuka Why do we have to work in a team again?
Misato looks like she wants to give up.
Misato (MONO) If this doesnt work… but we win somehow…
Misato (MONO) Im so fired.
Kensuke steps forward.
Kensuke I volunteer to pilot Unit 00!
Asuka Ugh… count me and Unit 02 out then…
Kaworu I would be willing to pilot Unit 02 with you, Aida…
Asuka looks shocked.
Asuka No way! Unit 02 is mine!
Kaworu (OFF) I am a back-up…
Shinji If Unit 00 and Unit 02 pilot together, does that mean I wont have to?
Rei I could pilot Unit 01…
Asuka Id rather pilot with the Fifth than with you!
Misato realizes just how difficult this is going to be.
Misato Quiet, all of you!
The groups attention snaps back to her.
Misato Now, listen!
Misato Im not deciding who is piloting with whom right now!
Misato (OFF) I have already set some things up…
A couple of workers laying out some electronic equipment.
Misato (OFF) And youll all be competing to see who is best!
Asuka Competing, then?
She looks around at each of the others.
Asuka Well, then, I hope you lot have a good time figuring out wholl work with me!
Asuka (OFF) Well, isnt it obvious?!
Asuka Im going to win one of those two places!
Misato (OFF) Prove it.
Asuka is astounded Misato would doubt her.
Misatos patience is running out.
Misato You want to pilot? You want humanity to survive?
Even Rei seems a bit surprised by Misatos sudden demanding attitude.
Misato Then prove it, but dont waste our time fighting.
Asuka looks down.
Shinji and Kensuke exchange glances.
Kaworu smiles at Rei.
Asuka Fine… Ill prove it!
Rei (OFF) I will too.
Asuka (MONO) Submissive idiot…
Rei (MONO) Shes too loud…
Misato Good. Are the rest of you in too?
Kaworu Whatever you ask of me, Captain.
Kensuke Thisll be great!!
Shinji Then I will too…
Asuka looks angrily at Shinji.
Asuka With an attitude like that, you wont win!
Rei and Kaworu look at Shinji too. Kaworu isnt smiling.
Misato Well see, Asuka…
Shinji tries to look determined.
Kensuke looks disappointed in Shinji.
Everyone stands in front of Misatos apartment with a suitcase.
Misato Youll all be staying here for awhile.
Shinji (MONO) How are we all going to fit?
Asuka (OFF) Dibs on the bedro-
Misato Nope. Youre all sleeping on the floor in the main room.
Asuka (OFF) What?!
Asuka Boys and girls shouldnt be sleeping in the same room at our age!
Misato Dont worry, Ill be sleeping on the sofa…
Rei …does the Commander know about this?
Misato (OFF) No.
Misato But the Vice Commander approved my plan, and hes in charge until the Commander gets back.
Rei looks uncertain. Kaworu smiles at her.
Kaworu Im sure he wouldnt object…
Kensuke Itll be nice to get away from my house for a bit…
Shinji looks at him, puzzled.
Misato chugs a beer.
Misato Kuuuuuuu! This is the best!
Kensuke is horrified. Kaworu is bemused. Asuka is angry. Rei and Shinji dont seem to care.
Misato So, Im sure you all want to know what well be doing!
Misato To work in synch, youll have to live in synch.
The ultra-complicated DDR.
Misato (OFF) Youll train on games that will force you to work together.
Five cups of ramen, cooling.
Misato (OFF) Youll eat in synch.
Shinji …wouldnt it be wiser to use the positron cannon against the Angel?
Asuka and Rei are a bit shocked Shinji spoke up like that.
Misato The positron cannon has been considered, but we are unsure of the Angels powers.
Israfels bodies. The two are merging into one.
Misato (OFF) It might be healing slowly because it is unthreatened.
Kaworu The cannon would just accelerate its healing process…
Misato (OFF) Precisely.
Rei Then we might not really have six days.
Misato seems to be considering this possibility for the first time.
Misato Then were going to have to train harder than I thought.
A piece of paper. The text shows each possible pairing.
Kaworu and Kensuke play the dancing game, but are both clearly out of synch.
SE: poor playing sound
Shinji and Asuka play a clapping game together.
Shinji falls out of synch and Asuka accidentally hits him.
Rei glares at Kaworu.
Misato looks depressed.
Misato So, uh-
Hikari stands outside the apartment.
The door opens.
Hikari Hello, Misato-san.
She enters and looks around.
Hikari (disgusted) Youre all living together?
All children (sadly and in synch) Yes.
Misato seems reassured they can do something together.
Misato Very good!
Everyone sighs, even Rei (she is attempting to be in synch).
Hikari looks incredibly confused.
Hikari Uh… right…
She holds out papers to Misato.
Hikari I brought all the school papers you requested.
Misato takes the papers.
Misato Wanna stay awhile? You can watch them train.
Hikari does seem interested.
Hikari Thank you… I think I can stay for a little while.
Asuka seems very happy.
Asuka (MONO) Now I can show her how good I am!
Asuka Misato, who will we be training next?!
Misato considers for a minute.
Misato How about you and Kensuke?
Asuka looks disgusted for a moment.
Asuka H- him?!
Asuka (OFF) He was worse than Shinji!
Misato All the more reason for him to practice, then.
Kensuke looks a bit hurt.
Asuka grumbles as she walks to the dance mat.
Asuka Dont mess this up, Fifth.
Kensuke glares. It begins.
Misato and Hikari watch in horror.
SE: failed movement (3x)
Asuka screams in frustration.
Asuka I give up! Its pointless to try to synch with him!
She kicks Kensuke in frustration.
Asuka This whole experiment is doomed!
Asuka (OFF) I bet you couldnt find one pair thatll work!
Misato Okay! Shinji, Rei.
Shinji looks shocked.
Shinji Er… okay…
Rei Yes maam.
Both stand on the dance mats.
Shinji looks at Rei uncertainly.
They begin to move.
SE: correct. correct. correct.
Shinji and Rei are perfect.
Asuka watches in horror.
She runs out of the apartment.
Asuka I cant stand this anymore!
Hikari glares at Shinji, violently angry.
Hikari Go after her! You made her cry!
The convenience store.
BGM START: D-8 [Piano]
Shinji walks in through the automatic doors.
SE: door chime
His eyes scan the room.
Asuka is crouched in front of the soda aisle, looking at drinks.
Shinji stands near her.
She looks up.
She looks away.
Asuka I know, I know…
She pulls a drink out.
Asuka Its just…
Asuka (OFF) Its frustrating, you know?
Asuka takes the bags from the cashier in silence.
The two of them walk down the streets of Tokyo-3.
Shinji What was it like in Germany?
Asuka It was nice, I guess.
Asuka They treated me kindly, but…
(flashback) Asuka sitting by herself, writing.
Asuka (OFF) It was pretty lonely.
Shinji looks at Asuka, interestedly.
Shinji Lonely? But they would have been training you since you were little, right?
Asuka That doesnt mean its any less lonely, though.
Shinji What about your parents? Wouldnt they have been around?
Asukas face darkens.
Asuka My mom…
(flashback) A much younger Asuka looks up, face frozen in shock.
Asuka (OFF) D- died.
Shinji Oh. I… Yeah…
Asuka And my Vater and I never really got along.
She turns to him.
Asuka Just like with you.
The two of them sit at a park bench.
Asuka unwraps what she bought.
Asuka So… at the rate were going, you and Ayanami will be the two who get sent out against the Angel.
She holds out a sandwich to Shinji.
He takes it, trying to smile.
Shinji Asuka, we have a week…
Shinji Dont be so defeatist.
Asuka Defeatist? You cant even play a simple clapping game with me!
Asuka Aida is a joke of a pilot, and Nagisas a creep! Who am I supposed to pilot with?
Asuka Its hopeless for me, First. Hopeless, and all because none of you are the least bit competent!
Shinji looks down.
Shinji Why does it matter so much who pilots anyways?
Asuka looks surprised.
Shinji Isnt this just about defeating the Angels?
Asuka Of course not! Are you an idiot?!
Shinji looks briefly offended.
Asuka (OFF) Its more than that!
Asuka Its my job to show the world that Im the best!
Asukas drink. Isnt she a little young for that sort of thing?
She picks up the can.
Shinji looks up at her.
Asuka Besides, neither you nor Misato nor that girl believe in me!
Asuka (OFF) But dont worry! Ill prove Im the best!
She looks at Shinji critically, while drinking from the can.
Asuka And you can help! You and me, well be the two who fight the Angel!
Shinji seems uncertain.
Asuka Dont wimp out!
Shinji looks down.
Text: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Episode: 10: A Fractured Team
The two teens re-enter the apartment.
Misato looks up.
Misato (cold) Youve decided to come back then.
Asuka says nothing as she stands on the dance platform.
Both teens put on headphones.
BGM START: E-9 [A STEP FORWARD INTO TERROR]
Text: First and Second Children. Probability of Success: Low
The first circle on the dance pad lights up.
Shinji and Asuka (clearly out of sync) touch the pad.
SE: error sound
Rei What…? Why are you bothering?
SE: error sound
Asuka Some of us arent dolls.
SE: error sound
Two pairs of feet hit a circle in almost perfect synch.
SE: error sound
SE: error sound
Misato Youre completely out of-
Kensuke watches, his jaw dropped slightly.
Kaworu nods in approval.
SE: success success!
Rei is the only one who doesnt seem happy.
SE: success success success!
Asuka and Shinji move in perfect unison one last time.
They both look up, panting for breath slightly.
Misato Very nice!
Asuka So well be partners for the training, right?
Misatos eyes narrow.
Misato Not necessarily…
Asuka What? But we were clearly the best!
Misato While you were gone, Rei and Kensuke beat Shinji and Reis record.
Asuka looks crestfallen.
Misato (OFF) Besides, you two didnt do that well in the beginning…
Misato So Im going to keep training all of you for now.
The children all sigh.
BGM START: B-12 [Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!]
Text: Day 2
Kaworu and Shinji play a clapping game.
Asuka and Rei brush their teeth together.
Text: Day 3
Kensuke and Kaworu are better at the dancing game.
Asuka and Rei play a clapping game.
Text: Day 4
Shinji and Kensuke listen to music together.
Asuka and Rei perform the clapping game.
Kaworu and Shinji watch TV together.
Text: Day 5
Rei and Shinji cook together.
The boys jump in place together
Asuka and Rei run down the street together.
Text: Day 6
Asuka and Shinji eat ramen in perfect harmony.
Asuka and Rei get a perfect score on the dancing game.
Misato claps in approval.
Fuyutsuki knocks on a door.
Ritsuko opens it.
Ritsuko Oh… Vice Commander.
She moves aside.
Fuyutsuki Rits- Dr. Akagi…
Ritsuko Do you need something?
Fuyutsuki I was wondering about an-
Ritusko (OFF) No.
Fuyutsuki looks shocked.
Ritsuko looks at the computer screens that cover her office.
Ritsuko I said no then, and Ill say it now.
Ritsuko Interfering like that wont lead to good things, Vice Commander.
Ritsuko sits down in front of one of the many computers and begins typing away.
The screen changes.
Text: Recovered Antarctic Objects
Ritsuko (OFF) She told me not to help you with that little project…
Fuyutsuki I dont understand her…
Ritsuko Apparently. But can you really blame her?
Ritsuko (OFF) After all of that, I dont think Id want much to do with people either.
Fuyutsuki looks grave.
Ritsuko spins her chair to look at Fuyutsuki.
Ritsuko Is there anything else, Vice Commander?
Fuyutsuki considers for a moment.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) Why does the Commander encourage the friendship between the First and Pilot Zero?
Ritsuko looks shocked.
Fuyutsuki And why wasnt I told of it?
Ritsuko looks away.
Ritsuko Its part of our experiments with synch testing. Thats all.
Fuyutsuki Uh huh…
Ritsuko Honest, Vice Commander. Were seeing if having outside connections will help improve their ratios.
Another computer screen.
Text: Synch ratios
Fuyutsuki Shes at 33%… and hes at 35?!
Ritsuko (OFF) Yes.
Ritsuko For reference, the Second is holding stable at 40%.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) Amazing.
A conference room.
Ikari and five men sit at the table.
Kiel The loss of Evangelion Unit 05 has hit us hard…
Ikari seems unaffected.
Ikari Then force the Chinese and the Americans to finish 03 and 04.
Seele A Impossible.
Ikari (OFF) Why?
Seele B The Chinese are still applying the finishing touches to Unit 03.
Seele C And Unit 04 has become a Next Generational Unit.
Ikari raises an eyebrow.
Seele D We sent what was left of the core of the Third Angel to America.
Seele A Soon Unit 04 will be made capable of fighting Angels on even terms.
Ikari We already can fight the Angels on even terms.
Kiel No. We are forced to rely on weapons. And children, but I fear there is little we can do about-
Ikari Incorrect, there is something we can do about it.
B and C are shocked.
As are D and A.
Kiel seems unimpressed.
Ikari For the past three months, Dr. Akagi and I have been working on a new project.
A cylinder, man-sized.
Ikari (OFF) It will be completed this December.
Ikari When it is completed, we will no longer need mere children to fight the Angels.
The Committee members nod their approval.
Seele C And what do you call thi-
The Committee members disappear.
In their place are five monoliths.
Seele 04 I apologize.
Ikari is the only person really in the room.
Seele 04 What do you call this program?
Ikari The Dummy Plug System.
No one says anything.
The pilots stand in a line, waiting eagerly.
Misato Ive made my decision.
Asuka smirks triumphantly.
Misato (OFF) The two pilots…
Misato Will be Asuka and Rei.
Rei seems shocked.
Asuka (OFF) Whaaaaa?
Misato You two clearly work best together.
Asuka smiles triumphantly.
Asuka (MONO) Shes a doll, but like all dolls, shes good at what she does.
Rei slowly regains composure.
Rei Which Evangelion will I pilot?
Misato Unit 01.
Shinji looks down.
Asuka looks over at him.
Asuka (echo) …well be the two who fight the Angel!
Asuka looks pitying for a moment.
Misato Im going o-
Asuka (OFF) Misato.
Misato turns to Asuka.
Asuka Im not piloting with that girl.
Misato Asuka, this isnt the time to be throwin-
Asuka You cant make me pilot with her.
Misato (OFF) I can too!
Asuka No. I wont make Unit 02 move.
Misto Fine! Then who will you pilot with? Or should I make Rei do it?
Asuka Pick the second best. Itll be good enough.
Misato looks down at her list.
Misato Thats you and Shinji.
Asukas expression doesnt change.
Asuka Better than the doll.
Misato doesnt quite seem sure what to make of this.
Misato (MONO) I thought she wanted to be friends…
Shinji seems relieved.
Shinji (MONO) Why was I so disappointed? I thought I hated this…
Misato Whatever. I have to work tonight, so Im leaving you kids here.
She starts walking away.
Asuka (OFF) What?!
Asuka You cant seriously expect me to stay here with these boys?!
Misato They wont do anything…
Asuka looks at Shinji, Kensuke, and Kaworu.
She turns back to Misato, seeing her point.
Asuka Thats not the point!
Misato just leaves.
Shinji Uh…. So what now?
The children look around Misatos apartment.
None of them have the least idea.
Kensuke sits down at the sofa.
Kensuke Shame its the last night here.
Asuka What? Your crush on Misato is that huge?
She sighs and turns to Rei.
Asuka Its late. Lets set up some bedding in the other room.
She grabs Reis arm.
She begins pulling her away.
Shinji What are you doing?
Asuka Girls and boys shouldnt sleep in the same room!
At night, he lies on the floor next to Kaworu.
A close-up of the sleeping Kensuke.
Shinji Kaworu, do you mind if I listen to some music?
Kaworu turns to Shinji.
Kaworu Of course not, Shinji…
The SDAT clicks on.
Kaworu Music is the greatest achievement of the Lilin culture.
Shinji smiles idly.
Asuka (OFF) Shut up!
The sliding door opens.
Asuka (OFF) [muttering, as if sleeptalking]
Asuka has lain down next to him, as if she were merely sleepwalking.
He walks across the room.
He shuts the sliding door.
Shinji looks at him quizzically for a moment, then turns back to Asuka.
She stretches out.
Her lips move as she mutters something.
Shinji leans in towards her.
She is closer, and closer…
Hes moved to the other side of Kensuke.
Shinji How could anyone believe in you?
BGM START: E-7 [Marking Time, Waiting for Death]
Camera focuses on planes being pushed backwards.
The Angels foot comes down.
It marches forward.
Planes cross in front of it.
HQs camera view of the Angel.
Hyuga (OFF) Targets passed our final defense line at Goura.
Misato Here it comes.
She and Ritsuko watch anxiously.
Misato Were ready this time.
Evas 01 and 02.
Misato (OFF) When the music starts, expand the AT Field.
Misato (OFF RADIO) Then proceed as planned.
Misato (OFF RADIO) Okay, you two?
Both pilots on camera.
The Angel approaches.
Aoba (OFF) Targets entered the mountain region.
Asuka Listen, well begin at full speed, okay?
Shinji I know. Well be done in just sixty-two seconds.
Aoba Targets arriving at point zero.
Misato Purge the external power supply.
The Evas are unplugged.
The timer counts down from 1:10:00
A timer appears, starting at 62:00
The Evas are released.
The Evas are rocketed upward.
The timer begins counting down.
Eva-01 going up.
Eva-02 going up.
BGM START B-12 [Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!]
The lift tops open.
Eva-01 is sent out.
Both Evas are sent skyward.
They slowly fall over the Angel.
They throw a pair of weapons.
The Angel is quickly bisected.
Eva-01 comes down.
A gun is proffered to the Eva.
The muzzle of the gun.
Shinji is a bit stressed.
Eva-02 fires carefully.
Asuka grits her teeth.
The Angel in the explosions.
Its mask fires a laser!
Eva-01 and Eva-02 backflip away in synch.
Eva-01 comes down on a pressure pad.
A defensive wall is placed between the Evas and the Angel.
The final laser is blocked.
The two Evas fire.
The two parts of the Angel jump forward, unaffected.
The Evas run away!
The Angel(s)? bursts through the defensive barrier.
At 28:00 remaining, Misato shouts out an order.
Missiles are fired from the hills.
And everywhere else.
Thousands of explosions.
The screen is split, one half featuring the right half of Eva-02, the other the left half of Eva-01.
Camera pans out and Shinji and Asuka are visible, in synch and shouting.
Both Evas punch!
And kick the Angel away!
It recombines into the original form.
The cores slowly begin reintegrating.
Shinji is happy!
So is Asuka!
Both Evas jump upward.
They reach insane levels of height.
Each Nerv employee (one by one) is very relieved.
The Evas spin in the air.
Shinji and Asuka.
Together, the feet of the Evas come down.
It connects and the Angel is knocked away.
The Evas and Angel slide UP a hill.
The cores begin to crack.
At 00:00, a massive explosion rocks the outskirts of Tokyo-3.
Everyone in Nerv is relieved.
In the impact crater, the Evas have been nearly knocked out.
Shinji crawls out of Eva-01.
SE: phone ring
He crawls to a spot on the Eva and pressed.
A phone pops out.
Asuka (OFF PHONE) You okay?
Shinji Yeah… you?
Asuka Of course Im okay. I got to the phone first.
She sits down on the Eva.
Asuka (OFF PHONE) So, what now?
The crater again.
A helicopter flies over them.
Shinji I guess we wait… and talk…
Asuka smiles to herself.
Text: Next Time
Misato stands in front of Kensuke, Asuka, and Shinji.
Misato (OFF) Misato is frustrated by the war against the Angels
A young Misato stands in an Entry Plug in a red sea.
Misato (OFF) and her past is revealed.
The 9th Angel appears in the sky.
Misato (OFF) However, an Angel attacking from the stratosphere
Shinji and Misato stand outside the apartment.
Misato (OFF) makes everyone abandon hope.
Everyone sits together at a party.
Misato (OFF) Next Time: An Eighteen Second Miracle