Neon Genesis Evangelion Fan Fiction ❯ The Transfer Student ( Chapter 1 )
Shinji~ Asuka said sweetly, tiptoeing into his room.
The room itself wasnt very large, and it had become even smaller once all of the shelves and desks had been added in, covered in Shinjis favorite light novels and comics. There was hardly enough room for Shinji and Asuka to both be standing in the room. Asuka looked around the room once, even though she knew exactly what it looked like. The little Pen-Pen alarm clock was going off (not that Shinji bothered getting up), and Shinji himself was hiding under as many covers as he could stand in the fine April weather.
WAKE UP, DUMMY! she shouted, not caring too much that the Ikaris would hear her.
Shinji started awake immediately, staring up at Asuka, his dark blue eyes wide in fright. She smiled innocently, daring Shinji to suggest that a cute thirteen year old girl like her could even possibly make that much noise. He decided against it, and tried to smooth down his brown hair instead.
Come on… Asuka said. Its the first day of school! We cant afford to be late! Get up already! Her light blue eyes were twinkling with excitement. She reached down at Shinjis blankets and pulled it away quickly. She gasped as his tented pants came into view. You… you! I didnt mean to get that up! she shrieked. Pervert! Idiot!
I cant help it! Shinji protested. Its just because I have to go to the bathroom!
Asuka continued ranting while Shinji hurried off to the bathroom to get ready for the day. When he emerged, Asuka was practically pushing him out the door. Neither of the Ikaris paid much attention to her boisterous actions, instead choosing to wave them off.
Asuka paused at the front door. Idiot, she said. Your collar is all crooked. Its our second year in middle school; youd think you could learn to get this stuff right. She straightened it easily. Shed done it so many times before anyways. Shinji at least had the decency to blush. There. Lets go.
She grabbed him by the wrist and the two of them began running down the street towards the school. They sprinted down the streets, which were practically filled with people. Asuka, however, had a shortcut through a wealthy residential section, whose streets were mostly empty.
As they turned a corner back onto the main streets, Shinji collided head on with another rushing pedestrian. Asuka sighed, and exchanged a resigned glance with the companion of the girl who had just collided with Shinji. The two teens on the ground groaned, clutching their heads.
The girl, one of Shinjis classmates, Rei Ayanami, was splayed out on the ground, her school uniform spread out. She didnt seem to notice Shinjis staring at the small amount of underwear visible until her twin sister cleared her throat. She moved her pale hands from her blue hair and stood up quietly.
Asuka and Reis sister, Kei, glared at Shinji, who flushed and rose himself.
Gee, Ayanami-san… Whats the rush? Shinji asked.
Kei giggled. My sister and I are late so frequently we thought we should hurry up today so we wouldnt get in trouble on the first day of school.
Then we should go! Asuka said, pushing Shinji forward. I dont wanna get in trouble! As she began running forward with him, she whispered, Pervert, angrily, but said little else. It was wearying enough running so far.
Finally, the four teenagers arrived at school. The middle school building was quite familiar to them all, and while they had a new classroom, everyone was sitting more or less where they had been last year. The four split up, with the Ayanami siblings going to their typical window seats, Asuka heading to the front of the room to talk to her best friend, Hikari Horaki, and Shinji ambling to the back of the room where his friends were sitting.
Shinjis two best friends, Toji Suzuhara and Kensuke Aida waved happily. Hey, guys, Shinji said. Hows it going?
Toji beamed happily. Im great! Guess who our teacher is! Guess!
Shinji considered for a moment. The teacher would have to be someone who didnt care that Toji wore sweats all the time, and someone who wouldnt mind Kensuke and Toji goofing off half the class. It would have to be
Someone who would drive into the school parking late five minutes before class, tires screeching against the asphalt. Someone named Misato Katsuragi! The male population crowded against the windows, staring down at the most popular teacher in the school, cheering and hooting.
Misato looked up at the boys, removed her sunglasses, and waved. Everything about her was gorgeous, from her purplish hair to the way that she made even the conservative black dress she wore seem to accentuate every curve. The boys cheered her again.
A few minutes later, shed made her way into the classroom and was addressing everyone. The boys were paying close attention, much to the girls annoyance.
So, this is my third year teaching, but Im sure were all gonna have a great time! she said. But before we can begin any lessons, there is someone Im going to have to introduce! Will, uh, Nagisa Kaworu please come forward?
A pale boy stood up. Everyone turned.
Huh. Asuka thought. I didnt notice him.
The boy walked slowly to the front of the room and turned around to face the class. He wasnt just pale. Nothing about him reflected a healthy color, from his grayish hair to his red eyes. And yet, at the same time, there didnt seem to be anything wrong with him, either. Maybe because of his smile, surprisingly genuine.
Hello, everyone, he began. I am Nagisa Kaworu. It is… Here he paused, although no one was quite sure why. …nice… to meet you all.
Yes, Misato said happily. Its great to meet you too! As Kaworu went back to his seat, Misato rose up and approached the chalkboard. She immediately jumped into a lecture. No male in the class paid any attention to what she said. The girls glared at the boys. Misato was oblivious to both.
At lunch, Asuka dropped the customary bento off at Shinjis desk and then went back to her best friend. Congratulations, Hikari-chan! she said. Why didnt you tell me you were the Class Rep before class started?
Hikari flushed pink. Oh… she said. I… I didnt want to brag.
Asuka giggled. You dont have to worry about bragging around me, Im your best friend! Besides, its not like Id be jealous or anything! I dont wanna be a Class Rep, it sounds boring…
Hikari chuckled. Well, there will be a lot of new stuff to worry about, I guess.
Just another reason to have nothing to do with it, Asuka explained. Since I now have a chance to take college classes, I dont want to spend a lot of time doing extra work here.
Youre taking college classes? Hikari exclaimed, shocked.
Yep. I just didnt feel challenged by the stuff here.
Toji glared over at Asuka, and then whispered to Shinji and Kensuke, So, she thinks shes too good to go here.
Shinji sighed. Toji, cant you at least try to get along with Asuka?
Her? But shes so annoying! Toji protested. Kensuke nodded in agreement. Besides, we all know youre only buddy-buddy with her to see up that skirt! Toji added, vehemently.
Shinjis eyes widened. No! he protested. Our parents have been friends for years, you know that! And besides, youre the one with a crush on the Class Rep!
Toji glowered, but said nothing, for the transfer student approached. Hello, he said. I have finished my lunch. May I converse with you?
Er… The three friends exchanged uncertain glances. Finally, Kensuke gave an answer. Sure, I guess.
Thank you. Nagisa said, sitting next to them. I am glad to have a chance to be making friends. He didnt seem to notice the second confused glance the boys exchanged. They all found him too confusing.
I believe I recognize you, Nagisa said a few moments of awkward silence later. You are an Ikari?
Er… yeah… You know me?
Ive met your parents, he said.
No one could think of anything to say to that, so instead they spent lunch in silence. After school, the three friends went to a park to play basketball like theyd done every day after school, but Asuka didnt take her usual route to Hikaris house to hang out. She went to the subway and got on a northbound train.
The first thing she saw leaving the underground was the campus of Tokyo-3. She widened her eyes. I hadnt expected this. Everyone is so old… Shed expected age, of course (she wasnt an idiot), but the reality of it all… A group of jocks harassed each other, two girls had a conversation while walking to class, and all around her people went to and fro, pausing only to stare a moment as they realized a thirteen year old was in their midst.
She gulped and set off to her afternoon class. This wouldnt be so bad… She hoped.
The class passed by relatively quickly, although everyone stared a bit. One man stared more than anyone else, and as soon as class ended, Asuka hurriedly set off, determined not to be near such a creep. She went straight home.
Well… almost straight home. Before going there, she stopped at Shinjis apartment. She inhaled deeply as she entered; the smell of spices and sizzling meat permeated the room.
No parents here, either? she asked.
No, Shinji said. They said something urgent with their translation project came up…
Oh… Asuka looked down. If Shinjis parents werent there, hers certainly wouldnt be waiting for her at home. C… can I eat dinner here?
Shinji nodded to the boiling pot of noodles. Enough for two.
All in all, not a bad first day of school.