Neon Genesis Evangelion Fan Fiction ❯ Lies and Silence ( Chapter 12 )
(video recording) Eva-01, bleeding, looks up.
(video recording) It charges the Fourth Angel.
SE: the battle
Asuka What… what is this?
Asuka quickly presses the stop button and rises.
Asuka Dr. Akagi!
Ritsuko looks at Asuka suspiciously.
Ritsuko What are you doing here, Asuka?
Asuka I was watching footage of some of the battles… for strategy…
Ritsuko raises an eyebrow.
Asuka Uh… about the last battle…
Ritsuko is impassive.
Asuka (OFF) Why… how… WHAT happened?
Ritsuko Its none of your concern.
Both stand amongst dozens of video tapes and CDs.
Ritsuko Besides, the important thing is your performance.
Asuka looks away.
Asuka I… Im not sure…
Asuka Im not sure I want to pilot something… like that… I mean…
Ritsuko smiles coolly.
Ritsuko But, Asuka, if you dont pilot the Eva, what will you do instead?
Ritsuko Youre a thirteen year old girl. Wed have to send you back to Germany.
Asuka I… I couldnt stay…?
Ritsuko (OFF) No.
Asuka looks down.
Ritsuko Now, why dont you go train?
Asuka doesnt move.
Ritsuko Dont worry about the Evas. Thats my job.
Asuka finally leaves, looking away.
BGM START D-6 [Peaceful]
Asuka lies on her bed.
Asuka Whats wrong with me?
A side view of her face, staring up at the ceiling.
Asuka All I used to care about was piloting.
She shuts her eyes.
Asuka Now I dont know what to think…
She rolls on her side.
Asuka And its worse than that…
Asuka (MONO) What the hell, Asuka?
Misato (OFF) Kids! Im home!
Asuka sits up.
She opens the sliding door.
Shinji turns from the cooking.
Misato Great news!
She holds out a brochure.
Misato Theyre finally opening up an amusement park!
Asuka takes it.
Shinji Its not like well have time…
Misato Of course you will!
Asuka Its just a kids thing.
She begins to walk away.
Misato looks vaguely disappointed.
Misato But it could be fun! You guys need to be kids!
Shinji I guess we could go.
Asuka looks at Shinji hopefully.
Asuka Well… okay…
Text: Episode #12: Lies and Silence
BGM START: D-4 [Everyday Scenes and Diversions]
The children stand in line together.
As always, they look uncomfortable with each other.
Kensuke It sure was nice of Misato-san to tell us about this place!
Asuka rolls her eyes.
Asuka She probably just wants us away for the day or something!
Kaworu looks at Asuka quizzically.
Asuka She always has those dumb guys around! Its like theres a different one every week!
Shinji glares at Asuka for talking about Misato like that.
Kensuke seems surprised.
Kensuke Re- really?
Asuka What, did you think she was intereste-
Everyone turns to Shinji, surprised hes speaking up.
Rei in particular is most impressed.
Asuka What? You see the way-
Shinji is (surprisingly) still glaring.
They get to the front of the line.
A few minutes later, they enter the park proper.
The camera pans over each member of the group, staring in awe. Except Rei. She is unimpressed.
The fair. A ferris wheel, several roller coasters, etc.
Rei …What will we be riding first then?
Asuka Way to sound excited, Ayanami.
Kensuke We should check out that roller coaster!
Kaworu looks at the ferris wheel.
Kaworu Surely, theres better entertainment?
Kensuke glares at Kaworu.
Asuka Honestly. Why are we all in a group? Why not go ride the rides you like?!
Rei That does sound wisest.
Asuka Its not like we can stand each other anyways.
An awkward silence.
Asuka So, uh, you guys go… wherever… and Shinji and I will go to the bumper cars!
Kaworu Why are you going by yourself with Shinji?
Asuka Well, it was just an idea! Besides, Shinji and I are closest!
Asuka (OFF) Not like that! Its just we worked together most!
He steps away from the others, next to Asuka.
Rei I will ride the roller coaster then…
Kaworu So I am alone?
No one answers.
Kaworu Very well.
He starts walking away.
BGM START: B-17 [ASUKA STRIKES]
Asuka and Shinji walk through the fair.
Several boys attempt to impress their dates at various games.
Asuka Are you any good at these sorts of games?
A knock the bottles down game.
Shinji Not really.
Asuka Is there anything youre good at?
Shinji The cello.
Asuka The cello?!
She looks at him critically.
Asuka How well?
Shinji Not all that great, I guess.
Asuka Then how long have you been practicing?
She is getting more and more exasperated by his failure to elaborate.
Shinji Er… I guess my teacher told me to one day a few years back.
Asuka suddenly begins to comprehend.
Asuka And he never told you to stop, did he?
Asuka Of course.
She looks away.
Asuka So you practiced and practiced…
The ferris wheel spins.
Asuka (OFF) Maybe even becoming one of the best cello players in your age group.
Asuka and Shinji continue to wander.
Asuka All because youre too weak-willed to do anything!
Shinji Thats not true!
Asuka Oh, really? Then do something!
Shinji Uh… like…
Asuka I dont know!
She looks around.
They have wandered to an empty section of the park.
She bites her lip.
Asuka (teasing) I bet you wouldnt kiss me.
Shinji Wh- what?!
Asuka is no longer nervous, just teasing.
Asuka Oh, come on, First. I know you want to.
Shinji blushes fiercely.
Asuka Or is there something stopping you?
She leans in close.
Asuka Are you afraid someones watching?
Shinji shakes his head emphatically.
Shinji N- no!
Asuka Then why wont you?
Shinji stands up straight.
Shinji Okay, I will!
He takes a step forward.
The two stand a few inches from each other.
Shinji shuts his eyes.
Asuka does as well.
Then she opens them.
Asuka Your breath… it tickles.
Shinji opens his eyes.
Asuka suddenly reaches up and plugs his nose.
The ferris wheel continues spinning.
In this empty corner, they are alone.
Shinji slowly turns blue in the face.
Finally, he pulls away, gasping for breath.
Asuka runs off, mortified.
Shinji stares, confused.
The ferris wheel spins on.
BGM START: C-6 [A Crystalline Night Sky]
Kensuke and Rei sit on the ferris wheel together.
Kensuke turns to Rei.
Reis perspective of the fairgrounds.
Rei (OFF) Yes, Aida-kun?
Kensuke Do you have siblings?
She looks away from Kensuke.
Rei I am not sure.
Kensuke looks down.
Rei (OFF) Why?
Kensuke I… I was wondering if you knew how to deal with them.
Rei I see… You have siblings?
Kensuke nods unhappily.
Rei Why is it unfortunate?
Kensuke Theyre jerks.
Rei says nothing.
Kensuke The only thing they cant lord over me is Eva.
Rei So thats why you pilot…
Rei That doesnt seem like a good enough reason.
Kensuke is shocked.
The ferris wheel stops.
The bars lift up, Rei disembarks.
Kensuke jogs after her.
Kensuke What do you mean its not a good enough reason?
Rei sees Kaworu in the crowd.
She turns in a different direction and walks away from him.
Rei I mean, you wont do very well.
A bride and groom kiss.
Misato is among the guests, alongside another man different from episode nine.
She stops clapping.
Misato Thank you for coming with me to this…
Date Huh? Sure…
Misato Its kind of embarrassing.
The date looks at her quizzically.
Misato Im one of the only people I know who hasnt been married.
The date looks uncomfortable.
Misato Oh, dont worry… its just a bit weird, being twenty-eight and unwed.
She smiles at him.
Misato I guess it could be worse though. My best friend doesnt even have a boyfriend…
The date chuckles (OFF).
Date So is that why you sent the kids off to the park? So you wouldnt have to tell them you were the last one to get married?
Date Then what?
Misato Is it so wrong to want kids to be kids?
Misato Theyre the pilots for the Evangelion project.
Misato They need time to relax.
The date seems to appreciate this line of thought.
Date Well, if you say so…
Ritsuko sits at the bar.
Misato and her date enter.
The two sit next to her.
Date She your best friend, then?
Misato giggles and glares.
Misato Oh, hush…
Ritsuko decides not to comment.
Ritsuko Having a good time?
Misato nods happily.
Misato Marriage is exciting…
Ritsuko If you have the time for that sort of thing.
The date tries to find a way to interact.
Date So, uh, what do you do?
Ritsuko Im the project director for Nerv.
The date waits for her to continue.
Ritsuko takes a long drink.
The date and Misato sit uncomfortably for a moment.
Ritsuko Oh, Misato?
Ritsuko The Vice Commander wants to talk to you soon.
Ritsuko I cant keep holding him off forever.
She starts to go.
Ritsuko You need to talk to him some time.
Date The Vice Commander?
She takes a long drink.
Misato Vice Commander Fuyutsuki Kozo.
She looks very uncomfortable.
Misato A former worker for the Antarctic Research Organization.
Text: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Episode: 12: Bonding
Fuyutsuki works at his desk.
Misato stands over him.
Misato What do you want to talk about?
Fuyutsuki looks slightly surprised she came to see him.
Fuyutsuki Nerv, of course.
Misato During my off hours?
Fuyutsuki This isnt a status report.
Misatos arms cross.
Misato Then what?
Fuyutsuki The secrets it keeps.
Misato Like the Recovered Antarctic Objects?
Fuyutsuki looks down.
Misato Who else do you have locked up in here, then?
Fuyutsuki Interesting question.
Misato keeps glaring.
Fuyutsuki N… never mind.
Misato So what secrets are really being kept?
Fuyutsuki I can barely keep track anymore.
Misato If you want to talk to me, get started.
Fuyutsuki (exasperated) Why are you so hostile?
Misato Why shouldnt I be?!
Misato You helped them!
Fuyutsuki looks away.
Fuyutsuki No, I tried to help you.
Misato doesnt look very believing.
Fuyutsuki If you want to start this fight again…
Fuyutsuki (OFF) Then just leave.
Misato stops glaring.
Fuyutsuki And if you want to actually learn about Nerv, then youll have to trust me.
She sits in a computer chair next to him, looking at the computer screen.
Misato Evangelion Unit 07? I thought theyd only-
Fuyutsuki Its not important.
A computer screen listing off nine Evangelion designations.
Misato (OFF) Wait… 07 and 08?! And more…
Fuyutsuki Again, theyre not important.
Misato Then what are they?
Fuyutsuki The new models.
Misato looks more disturbed than anything else.
Misato So soon? But…
Fuyutsuki But theyre not what were here to talk about.
Misato What then?
Fuyutsuki For starters, I was wondering what you knew about level AKL-45?
Misato is confused.
Misato Nothing… except that itd be for emergencies, right?
Fuyutsuki Correct. Were completely self-sufficient, so if we were cut off from the city, wed use it as a hospital wing.
Misato But were not cut off from the city, so why do you ask?
Fuyutsuki Because someone is using it.
Misato is even more shocked than before.
A little girl lies comatose on a hospital bed.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) And no one seems to know its being used.
Misato stands over Shinji, shaking him awake.
Misato Come on! Get up!
Shinji Huh… wha…?
Misato is clearly worried.
Misato An Angel. We have to hurry.
Shinji sits up in a hurry.
Misato is already walking out.
Shinji sighs and begins to rise.
BGM START: E-1 Rhythm Only [Spending Time in Preparation]
In Nerv, Shinji, Rei, and Asuka stand together in their plugsuits.
Ritsuko paces back and forth.
Ritsuko The situation is similar to the last.
A Tokyo-3 street.
Ritsuko (OFF) The Angel is building up a high-energy reaction that will destroy the city.
A shadow slowly appears on the street.
The Angel itself, a floating head. On the forehead is a small Angel mask.
Ritsuko (OFF) For this reason, you must destroy it as quickly as possible.
Close-up of the Angels eyes. Both are shut tight.
Ritsuko (OFF) Well be supplying you with all of our ranged weapons.
Rei Who will be taking point?
Ritsuko Asuka, of course. But dont be afraid to deviate…
Asuka smiles to herself.
Asuka (MONO) A by-the-book battle. This cant be as bad as the last one…
Shinji So why am I being deployed closest to the Angel?
Ritsuko So it wont go after Asuka, of course.
Shinji is all too aware of what that means.
Eva-02 stands on its pylon.
Eva-00 is launched.
Eva-01 accelerates up the launch pad.
It surfaces and quickly charges down the street.
Shinji looks left and right, trying to figure out where the Angel is.
A shadow appears over the Eva.
It looks up.
The Angel accelerates past it and lowers itself down.
Shinji looks horrified by the sudden closeness of the Angel.
Shinji What- whats it doing?
Ibuki types at her console uncertainly.
Ibuki Theres no new energy build-up or anything. Its… its just watching him?
Aoba No! Something is changing! Its blood type is shifting… Its not blue anymore…
The Angels eyes open up.
Evangelion Unit 01 doesnt move.
Neither does Shinji. He stares back.
Eva-02 approaches, bearing a large rifle.
Asuka Idiot! What are you doing?
An AT-Field forms around Eva-01 and the Angel.
Eva-01s feet are slowly lifted off of the ground.
Ibuki (OFF) The entry plug isnt responding!
A black space.
BGM START A-13 [SEPERATION ANXIETY]
Shinji stands in the darkness.
A humanoid figure slowly fades into existence across from him.
Shinjis perspective of the figure. Behind it are the streets of Tokyo-3.
The figures perspective of Shinji. A few bird-shaped lights move in the background of the darkness. (in the real world, birds are flying past Eva-01)
Shinjis perspective again.
Shinji (OFF) Hello?
The figure holds out its hand.
Shinji uncertainly takes it.
Something in the darkness roars.
Shinjis perspective again.
The background flickers between Tokyo-3 and the darkness that shows only living things.
The figures perspective.
The two backgrounds are beginning to merge together.
In the real world, Eva-02 is sitting behind the Positron Rifle.
Asuka (OFF) Theres no way this thingll work!
The AT Field, now a complete and perfect sphere, remains impervious.
It continues to ascend into the sky.
Ibuki The high-energy reaction is growing at an alarming rate!
Hyuga The Angels S2 Engine seems to be intensifying in its output!
Ikari and Fuyutsuki look on, concerned.
Ikari The Angels strategy is unique.
Fuyutsuki You think it is trying to cause Third Impact without…
Ikari Perhaps any Fruit of Knowledge will do…
In the darkness of the mental realm, lighting scatters back and forth.
Shinji Who are you? What are you doing? Whats going on?!
Something roars again.
A demonic form appears, pulling Shinji away from the humanoid and into darkness.
A train moves through a red landscape.
SE: train sounds
Shinji finds himself sitting across from Rei. Again.
Shinji Am I dreaming? Or are you the angel?
Rei I am me.
Shinji Why am I here then?
Rei An interruption.
Shinji Interrupting what?
Rei The end of humans.
Shinji looks shocked.
Rei Let go.
Shinji But… It…
Rei Did it make you feel safe?
Shinji If I let go, arent I just running away?
Rei From what?
Shinji From it.
Rei Its just trying to trap you. Like your father.
Rei You didnt run away from him.
(flashback) Gendo walks away.
(flashback) A younger Shinji cries.
Rei (OFF) He ran away from you.
Shinji No! Thats not true!
Rei Youre deluding yourself.
Shinji Im not!
Rei seems strangely distorted.
Rei You are. Whenever youre uncomfortable, you lie to yourself.
Shinji looks down.
Shinji Whats wrong with that?
Shinji Reality sucks.
Rei Will you let go or not?
Shinji shakes his head.
Shinji Something is about to happen, Im sure of it.
The hell train disappears.
SE: train sounds fade out
Shinji and the humanoid figures hands are still linked.
The world around them seems sharper and more distinct.
Well below them, Eva-00 disappears down a lift.
Shinji watches, unconcerned for a moment.
In the real world, Eva-01 and the Angel continue to float high above the city.
Lightning bolts are exchanging between them.
Misato watches, concerned.
Misato What is this?
Ritsuko types at a computer.
Ritsuko Evangelion Unit 00 has descended to Level EEE.
Misato Level EEE? Isnt that off-limits?
Ritsuko doesnt answer.
Ibuki The Lance is stored there…
Hyuga That far down? Shouldnt all of our weapons be easy to get to?
Ritsuko Quiet! Evangelion Unit 00 will be approaching the surface soon!
Asuka sits in the Entry Plug.
Asuka Why is she doing this assignment anyways?
Misato is about to answer, but stops.
Eva-00 resurfaces, holding the lance.
It thrusts the lance into a skyscraper and begins climbing up.
Misato Asuka, be ready to cover her!
Asuka Yeah… yeah… its not like shell need it…
Eva-00s hand clutches the rim of the roof of the building.
It pulls itself up.
It is standing only a few feet away from Eva-01 and the Angel.
It charges and leaps towards them, lance stuck out.
The lance collides with the AT Field.
The AT Field shatters.
The lance sticks through the Angels core.
The Angel explodes into blood.
Eva-00, -01, and several thousand gallons of blood fall to Earth.
The blood covers the two Evas.
Eva-00 slowly rises. Eva-01 does not.
Misato sighs in relief.
Misato Were alive…
Ibuki The pilots life signs are stabilizing.
Fuyutsuki You used the Lance?
Ikari We found out how to manipulate it.
Fuyutsuki I thought it was too important to use in battle.
Ikari smirks coldly.
Ikari We dont need it any more…
Fuyutsuki seems disturbed.
Fuyutsuki (MONO) Then I should talk to the Major…
Ritsuko and Aoba work at a computer.
Aoba We cant analyze anything that happened in that AT Field…
Ritsuko Damn that thing…
Misato Do we understand anything about the Angels?
Ritsuko shakes her head.
Ritsuko Half the time, its like working with a black box…
Misato doesnt seem to believe Ritsuko.
Misato (MONO) Why dont I believe the things you tell me anymore?
Asuka sits in the Entry Plug, looking down.
Asuka (MONO) What happened to when this was fun?
Eva-00 marches through the streets of Tokyo-3.
Rei is smiling again.
Rei (MONO) Perhaps soon I will be allowed to return to nothing…
The hospital building.
Shinji opens his eyes.
He rises and looks around.
He is alone again.
Shinji Doesnt anyone come to visit…?
He throws the covers off himself.
He looks at it, highly concerned.
He raises it up to his face and sniffs.
Shinjis hand is clean and unblemished.
Shinji (OFF) It smells…
(flashback) The Entry Plug fills up on Shinjis first assignment.
Shinji Ugh, I feel sick.
Shinji looks at his hand in horror.
The hand, clean.
Shinji It smells like blood…
He rushes out of the room, going to a washroom.
Shinji holds his hand back up to his nose.
Shinji It still smells like blood!
He continues washing.
A dark room.
Some lights come on.
Several Seele monoliths surround Misato.
Seele 05 So he has made contact with the Tenth Angel, Turel?
Misato seems confused.
Seele 02 The two had contact for a period of twelve minutes?
Misato Well, yes, but…
Seele 04 During that period, you were able to see into the AT Field?
Seele 01 Were solid objects interchanged between the Eva and the Angel at that time?
Misato Wait, what?
Seele 09 Answer the question.
Seele 12 Failure to answer will result in a termination of your employment.
Misato No, not that we detected…
Seele 03 Good. Then Unit 01 may remain in service for the time being.
Seele 01 You are free to go.
The lights go out.
When they come back on, Misato is alone.
She hangs her head, sighing.
Misato Seele seems even less safe than Nerv…
A basement floor of Nerv.
Misato approaches Fuyutsuki.
Misato Whats down here?
Fuyutsuki Shhh… Youll see.
He steps up to a keypad and types something in.
The door to Level EEE opens up.
Misato and Fuyutsuki swing around.
Fuyutsuki Quick, inside.
The two quickly enter the room.
The floors are covered with LCL.
The two quickly wade across it into a corner.
Misato The LCL Production Plant?
Fuyutsuki Thats not all though…
He points upward.
Misato looks in that direction.
Her eyes widen in horror.
On an immense cross is a white giant.
Misato (OFF) My… What… what…
Misato What is that thing?
It lacks legs and is bleeding from somewhere undefined on the torso.
Fuyutsuki If I had to guess…
Misato glares at him.
Misato An Angel?!
Eva-00 stabs the Angel with the Lance.
Fuyutsuki (OFF) The Second Angel, to be precise…
To be continued…
Text: Next Time
The legs of the 11th Angel walk on water, freezing it where they step.
Misato (OFF) An Angel that stays on the ocean
Eva-03 flies through the air.
Misato (OFF) preempts the arrival of a new Eva!
Shinji looks at a grave.
Misato (OFF) Shinji attempts
Gendo stands in front of a helicopter.
Misato (OFF) to grow closer to his father.
Misato (OFF) Next Time: The Graveyard.