This story is set in an alternative universe where the pilots are in there early and mid twenties. Shinji and Rei are natural brother sister and Rei is not cloned and she born after Shinji and has a more similar look to Yui while Kaworu is also human and has no link with Seele and Toji is an up coming pilot. The Evangelions in this universe all have the S2 Engines fitted and do not use cables or batteries and all have wing attachments much like the mass eva series had.
Though there are two training units that do have cables but these were built before unit 00 and 01 which were built side by side. LCL does not freeze our age and all of the pilots age naturally, the angels also come much more slowly and it can take them years to touch down on earth This story takes elements from rebuild the series and the Manga .
The idea of this story hinges around the concept of what if Bardiel had successfully entered the mind of Asuka as in the manga and series it always looks like he's trying but is killed before he is successful in this he is very successful. The Pairings in this story are Rei/Asuka and Shinji/Kaworu
Fading In To The Stolen Light For download version please go to AO3
I will be posting fan art in this thread in the next few days.