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Postby MAGI_01 » Fri May 03, 2013 7:40 pm

Tokei placed a mask over her face, covering the side that was horribly mutilated. Her bionic eyes’ red glare bored into Akio’s soul. He took a step backwards.
“No. Your unit did.” Tokei walked over to the table and sat down. “This is why I haven’t been home since today. They had to take out my eye, did you know?” She opened her book and began to flip through it. “Tokei-“Akio said as he shakily moved towards her. “Go away, I don’t feel like talking to you anymore.”

Akio grimaced at Tokei’s harsh words. He wanted to apologize but she did not want hear any of it. Qi walked over and began to have a few words with her, no doubt in an attempt to try and diffuse the current situation. Not wanting to cause any further tension, he hung his head in defeat, as he slowly made his way out of the common area.

On his way to his room, he noticed Isaac was going in the opposite direction, making his way back out to the common area. He stopped in his tracks, glaring at Isaac as he went by. He quickly shut the door behind him, not giving Isaac a chance to respond.

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(BGM)


He took a seat on his bed and began to think. “They told me as an Eva pilot I would be protecting people… but my first time ever in an Eva all I did was hurt them instead.” He said aloud. “Tokei will never be the same because of me…” He started to tear up, hunching over and cupping his face with his hands. “Valda won’t even look at me… ” He wiped his eyes. “…Way didn’t Isaac tell me the truth… is it because he and Valda were hurt as well…?” He wiped his eyes again. “He should have told me… he doesn’t know how much I care about Valda… he doesn’t how much of a friend he is to me… I don’t know what I would do if…” He paused, balling up his fists. “Damn it! Why did he not tell me?” He slammed his fist into his mattress.


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Awhile later his phone rang. It was Tomoko telling him the she was waiting at the station for him and the others. Akio explained to her that something had come up and that they would not be able to go shopping today. Tomoko seemed sad but he told her that she should just go ahead and buy what she needed for tomorrow; that he found his swim trunks and sandals amongst the stuff he brought from home, and that he would make this up to her somehow.


Not long after he hung up there was knock at his door. “Yeah, I’m here.” He moaned out, expecting it to be Isaac checking up on him. “I’ve got something I need to talk to you guys about, come out to the common area and wait for the others.” It was the Major. She carried a very serious tone in her voice, so Akio thought it best to comply with her orders and headed out of his room, even though he would have to face Valda, Isaac and Tokei. He did not want to face them right this instant; he was still reeling from what had happened earlier.


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After the Major explained what was going on, Akio returned to his room. He waited until everyone had settled down for the evening before venturing out again to ask the Major about tomorrow. The Major was sitting at the table, filling out reports as was her usual routine. “Hey… Major can I talk to you for a second?” He said sheepishly. Miki put her pen down on the table and looked up at him. “Yeah, go ahead.”

He took a deep breath. “Well, my…eh girlfriend wants to um… come to the beach with us tomorrow…” He paused for a moment and rubbed the back of his head. “So... is-is it ok if she does?” The Major look at little surprised at his question. She smiled faintly before replying. “Sure why not. I don’t see any trouble and besides after all that has happened, it will probably do you good.”

Akio breathed a sigh of relief and smiled. “Thank you Major!” Miki nodded and got back to her paperwork. Akio made his way back to his room and phoned Tomoko the good news. He then called it an early night and went to bed.
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Postby Blue Monday » Sat May 04, 2013 9:02 pm

"I wanted to inform you guys before you heard it anywhere else - Get the facts straight before, and if, any gossip gets around." The Major had said addressing the pilots present - Raglan having just got back in the door, arriving from the GeoFront still good within curfew...

Katla had been injured at school, she told.

She was it the restrooms and there had been an incident with some other schoolgirls. She had something of a breakdown and was now hospitalised. The extent or seriousness of her injuries unknown for the time being.

"It... It seems she hasn't been taking her meds properly." Kiyoshi let slip. And just as the Major had been explaining that the pilots wouldn't be able to see or visit her yet, not to do anything rash - The Sixth Child stormed back out of the room and onto the street.

Meds? Medication? Raglan buried his face in his palm, slumping down onto the footsteps of the dorms front.

The small revelation was painful. It hurt. It felt like it explained a lot, but at the same time; nothing at all. Something was wrong with the Third Child. Perhaps very wrong. And Raglan had known, maybe - Felt like he had known all along since that night that something was off. But it didn't make the confirmation any less daunting.

His mind continued to race. There had been an incident, at school, and other girls had been involved. The memory of Kei drawing her arm back to strike at Katla jumped out at him immediately.

He stood, taking out his phone.

"Kei, I need to see you - Now." He said in the most callous but commanding of tones.

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The high-rise apartment building located in Ashigarajuku was very modest if not well on the side of plain, a little ugly and concrete. The lifts were out of order and looked liked they had been so for an age, so Raglan had to take the stairs to get to the tenth floor.

'come on in once yr here door's open : )' Kei had sent earlier.

Arriving at unit 54, no recollection of the ascent, thoughts nowhere and everywhere at once - He still knocked before opening, slipping his shoes off at the entrance.

Kei appeared with a sincere excited smile, walking up, raising her arms to embrace. But the Sixth kept her at bay, a forceless gesture of the elbow - She suddenly took note of his mood.

"W-what's wrong?" She asked, voice almost sounding genuinely innocent.

"What happened at school today?"

The smile faltered. "What do you mean?"

"You know what I mean. What happened at school today with Katla in the girls restroom?" He pressed.

Kei's soft expression soured before she turned, retreating back down the hall - Raglan following.

The apartment itself, in contrast to the building exterior, was actually quite nice, respectable; a one bedroom unit with a neat polished wooden floor and simple but stylish furnishings that could’ve come straight out of an IKEA catalogue.

Kei was standing in the kitchen, back turned to the Sixth, cooking - Boiling some rice and frying what appeared to be some tonkatsu. Her eyes casting glances back suspiciously.

“Tell me what happened.” Raglan demanded again in a more serious voice.

“I don’t know,” She began. “I... I guess I gave her a little shove and then she just... Freaked out.”

He closed his eyes and drew a calming breath. “Why?”

“Why?” She spun around, “Because you’re mine and she can’t have you! I’ve seen the way you look at her, but you’re my boyfriend!”

Almost taken aback by the intensity of the retort, Raglan let a little of his anger bubble to the surface.

“Boyfriend?! Kei, I don’t know what you think there is between us but I am not your boyfriend. And it’s not that way with Katla either. I hardly know her. I’ve hardly even spoken to her. But what you did? You can’t do that to her. You don't do that to anyone! She’s been put back in hospital for fuck’s sake...”

Tears spilling openly from her eyes, Kei reached out and grabbed Raglan by the forearm. Wooden stirrer dripping liquid upon the pristine floorboards in her other hand.

“You’re my boyfriend. You have to be. I need you. I don’t know why but when I first saw you I knew.” He started to squirm free from her grip. “And I’ve seen you looking at that ghost in class, so don’t tell me ‘it’s not that way’, J!”

He shook her free, turning to make for the door. Kei dropping onto the couch, sobbing. Raglan was furious but the sound of her crying still pained him, guilty for hurting her in such a way.

The water in the pot started frothing, hissing, spilling over the top, splattering the counter.

It was then that he noticed the photo frame on the bookshelf;

It was Kei at around the age of 10 or so, and even then, she had her dyed blonde hair. There were two other people in the picture. The likeness strong enough to tell that they were Kei’s parents; mother and father - They were all three smiling happily. The backdrop looked to be of some park or nature preserve.

He took in the image, then looked about the apartment. It was a one bedroom unit, but it crept up on him slowly.

“K... Kei.” She was still on the couch, face buried in her hands, but a red teary eye looked up questioningly.

“Kei, where... Where are your parents?” He asked solemnly.

There was a long pause and the young girl’s face returned back to the solitude of her hands.

“I live alone. My parents are dead, J... I’m an orphan.” She mumbled in less than an audible whisper.

And he turned around and looked at her for the first time.
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Postby BlackberryMilk » Sun May 12, 2013 3:57 am

The third child fell in and out of consciousness, with shortened moments of clarity in between. She clung to the last bit of sanity she held left, and at those rare moments her Mother escorted her quickly and ferociously away from them.

Katla was aware of her own tightened grip on the straps buckled to her wrists and ankles. She strained painfully at them, cursing at the hidden entities around her.

Child... The child, she is the weak...

Her attempts mean nothing...

The lonliness in her own soul makes her useless...

we are one in the same, she keeps us from one another...

She's cracking beneath the burdens she makes for herself...


Under fevered breath the girl called out to the faceless beings, feeble attempts at making them stop, making them listen.

She was unsure of how long she was there, but it seemed an eternity and a half. She wanted to see her Father, she wanted to see Raglan and Qi, she wanted the false affections of Shiori, she wanted to be berated by the foul mouthed girl, she wanted to study alongside Tokei during a hot school day, she wanted to show Shirou how great she secretly was at arcade games, she wanted to see Akio's kind smile... She wanted someone to keep her Mother at bay.

The cruelty of the now darkened figure of her Mother crept into the corners and cracks of her mind, digging her nails into her pale skin, tightening the restraints on her limbs, pulling at her hair, and cursing her name. There was no escape.

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"Hello Doctor..."

"How is the patient doing? Her Father is to come visit within the hour, he'd like an update on her well-being..."

"Well, she's in and out of consciousness, and her hallucinations have increased since her holding. She is currently unaware of her surroundings, and is equally unaware of the staff around her. She believes everyone to be apart of her manifestations."

The doctor cleaned the lenses of his glasses on his lab coat, and sighed, taking everything the orderly said in.

"She is currently being sedated and restrained for her safety, she still is capable however of harming herself. Ms. Rökkvisdóttir, is continuously attempting to grab her hair in her mouth, and pulling at it with the strength she has left."

"Notify her primary doctor, Johann, of her behavior and current status.. I'm on my way to greet the Commander now."

"Doctor, and of her self harming, we've pulled her hair back and everything bu-"

"Cut it all off."
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Thu May 16, 2013 7:17 pm

Tokei had just returned to her reading when she sensed a presence behind her. Tokei stiffened, just before she felt a hand grip her shoulder. Tokei took a deep breath, consciously clenching and unclenching her fist. It was all that she could manage not to leap up from her chair and assault the person behind her. She managed to keep her head as the person behind her began to speak, softly.

“I personally find your new appearance quite beautiful. In fact, I find most people are much more appealing when you can see the flaws that make them human, don’t you?” He paused, briefly. When he resumed, his voice was nearly a whisper. “It really is amazing that they replaced it. Did you play a part in that?” One of his hands moved from her shoulder to her face. Tokei remained statue-like; the only movement in her body was the steady rise and fall of her chest. The boy’s finger traced a line up the steel of her mask, coming to rest just below the eye. It was rather like a lover caressing another, or perhaps the silent assassin deriving a moment of pleasure from his helpless prey before the kill.

One of the floorboards creaked, shattering the moment. Qi removed his hand from Tokei’s face. Internally, she let out a breath that she didn’t realize she had been holding. Qi’s voice came again, this time at its normal volume. “Oh, that's right. We're planning to take a trip into the city. Would you like to join us?” Tokei mechanically turned, facing the boy. There were two obvious options: yes or no. However, there was something deeper here. Tokei was competitive by nature, and was never good at picking her battles wisely. Half of her was tempted to say no merely to spite the boy, and the rest of her thought that it might actually be a good idea to venture out of a building for the first time since she had been hospitalized.

“Yes.” Tokei sighed, running a hand over the fleshy part of her face. “I don’t see a reason why not.” She stood, folding her book under her arm. She walked towards Qi, heading for the stairs. She stopped almost right next to him. When she spoke, her voice was a whisper. “Do not lay a hand on me again.” Her mechanical eye bored into his. Hoping that the message had been received, Tokei trudged up the stairs and into her room. She slid the door shut. She walked over to her duffel. Since she would be venturing into the city, her choice of attire would probably be different. Her clothing would be considerably more casual. Tokei extracted a nearly unworn pair of denim jeans, along with a dark-blue turtleneck. She placed the garments onto her mattress, shrugging off her T-shirt with her free arm. It was in that half-moment when she didn’t quite yet have her undergarments on that she heard a noise from outside. Tokei stopped, listening.

“Uh, Tokei?” The voice was clearly identifiable as Shirou. Tokei resumed dressing, pulling up her jeans. “Um, I wanted to apologize for earlier. I mean, I wasn’t expecting that. That is to say… I was worried about you a lot. So I’m really glad that you’re ok. I mean, that you’re still here and stuff.”

Tokei pulled on the shirt, sliding her arms through the blue sleeves. Shirou’s voice still came through the door, “So, I’m really sorry about what happened, and I don’t intend to let it again. Uh…” There was a pause. “So yeah, maybe we could talk about physics some more or something. I’ll catch you around.” There was a pause, then the noise of footsteps as the boy walked away from her room. Tokei silently put on her shoes, deciding that she would leave the lab coat behind. There was no point in wearing it. She crossed to the door, remembering to tap the power button on her computer before she left. She did, however, remember to grab a jacket. It was dark blue hoodie-type thing, with a hood and pockets. It was just the sort of thing V would have packed for her, with his damn paternal instinct.

As she shut the door, she caught a glance of one of the other pilots descending the stairs. She followed, descending the stairs. As she walked, she pushed up the sleeves of her shirt to around her elbows. She alit on the ground floor, walking into the main common room. Her mechanical eye peered around, surveying the faces. Since nobody was really moving, she plopped back into her chair. She set her jacket on the table, returning to her book.

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Postby Lance of LoL » Fri May 17, 2013 9:39 pm

Kiyoshi's car screeched as it came to an abrupt halt in front of the Dorms. She stared up at the building, her knuckles still white on the wheel. She had no idea what she was going to say. This morning she was planning for a trip to the beach, but now, she doubted anyone's spirits would be particularly high tomorrow.

Getting out, she made her way inside. Qi was the only one in sight, waiting around. Isaac made his way down the stairs, a confused look on his face as he was clearly expecting more people to have been there.

“You two, wait here, I'll be back in a minute.” she announced before making her way upstairs. She made her way along, finding Akio in his room and sending him down to meet the others. Heading to her own room, she put on her headset and tried to call on Shiori and Valda again. Shiori rendered nothing, but that was to be expected. Kiyoshi had learned long ago that if she didn't want to be found, she didn't have the skills to find her. Valda on the other hand had somehow picked a spot with no reception and all Kiyoshi got was dial tone. A resounding knock at her door drew her attention back to the pilots in the building. Opening it, she was greeted with Shirou.

“Miss Kiyoshi, if it’s possible, I would like to formally request that I spend tomorrow at headquarters and get in more training.” the boy asked earnestly. Kiyoshi's face faltered before she put on a brave smile.

“Admirable as that is Shirou, I think everyone here has been too focused on work of late. So no. You don't have to come to the beach, but I'd really rather you take tomorrow off with everyone else.” She stepped out into the hall. Taking a deep breath, she steadied herself and continued. “I've got an announcement for the pilots, follow me.” she ordered.

Leading the way down, she found Tokei had joined the others down below and Raglan walking in the door. Six out of eight wasn't bad.

“Okay everyone. I have some important news, so pay attention.” she started slowly, trying to measure her tone. "I wanted to inform you guys before you heard it anywhere else - Get the facts straight before, and if, any gossip gets around." Kiyoshi began into her explanation. There was no easy way to put it, no way to dress up the fact that Katla was a sick girl who had simply been dealt a terrible hand in life. The words flowed, the facts as she knew them, the proper procedure in dealing with this and the reassurances that everything would return to normal. Just as she began to ask them not to take any rash actions, Raglan stormed out. In an instant, Qi tensed, ready to pursue, but Kiyoshi held her arm up.

“No, let him go. That's all there is to say everyone. I think it's for the best if you cancel any plans you had this evening. Dismissed.” Kiyoshi finished, making her way to the table with her papers strewn across it.

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Owen and Carter stared each other down. Carter raised an eyebrow.

“She hasn't been taking her medication. This was a matter of time Owen, and it's just a stroke of luck that Vander's men and I were on hand. You may not like it, but Katla is a damaged child to say the least and we can't strap her down and force the meds into her either. So either find another way to stay on top of this, or expect this every other week.” Owen wrung his hands on his cane, his dark gaze meeting Carter's at every word.

“She hasn't had an episode like this in months according to Theo.” he countered shortly.

“It's stress triggered Owen!” Carte blurted out, throwing a hand up in the direction of the ER. “She was fine at Bethany because nothing ever happened. People had time to keep an eye on her, make sure she was looked after, but here, we've got eight other pilots, Angel attacks, Sync tests and every emotional issue a teenager could expect times a thousand for every student at the school. This isn't going to work, not with supervision as it is now. Kiyoshi and I cannot substitute these children's parents, don't you understand that, I-!” the automatic doors slid open as the attending physician stepped out to meet them.

“What's happening?” Owen rounded on the man in record time, his cane hitting firmly against the ground to punctuate his statement.

“Well, we have her stabilised, but she's still hallucinating it seems. The sedatives are doing their part, but we've had to restrain her. As far as the physical injuries go she'll make a full recovery, but the rest, I can't stress enough that a girl with her mental problems shouldn't be in a military program, she should have been screened out long ago.” the doctor explained simply. There was no reaction from the other men.

“Can I see her?” Owen asked, his voice level.

“I can't advise it at the moment, it might cause a lapse in her condition if your familiarity to her triggers an episode. I know your intentions are good Sir, but believe me this is what's best.” Owen nodded in response. The doctor turned to leave, the leaders of Nerv left standing in the cold outside the emergency ward.

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Kiyoshi sighed at the workload in front of her. Shiori had come home some time ago, but the Major simply hadn't the energy to face her with the situation. Taking stock of the situation, she slid on her headset once more and tried to contact Valda. As the only pilot unaccounted for, she needed to get in touch. The line rang a few times before being answered.

“Valda? It's Kiyoshi, some thing’s happened.” she began, preparing herself to once again explain all that had come to pass in the last few hours.

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The Orderly's hand hovered in place cautiously as he tried to carefully approach Katla with the clippers without harming her. As he prepared to press forward, a thin hand caught him by the wrist.

“What do you think you're doing?” Johann asked sternly, his expression unimpressed.

“Um, what the attending told me to Doctor.” he answered dumbly. Johann nodded understandingly.

“I'm her physician, put down the clippers.” he directed and the orderly moved back. Picking up Katla's chart, Johann looked it over as the attending entered.

“What's going on here, I thought I told you to cut her hair?” the older man began to bluster.

“I told him not to, and seeing as how you've scheduled no procedure that would require it, I think this is the right choice.” Johann rambled as he looked flipped the top sheet of the chart.

“Dr. Idle, you are this girl's psychiatrist, but her medical needs as of right now are in our hands. She is self harming and this is a preventative measure.” Johann looked up with a surprised expression.

“Really? Well then, as the resident head shrinker, please, allow me to level my professional opinion. No matter how much she pulls at that hair with her mouth, the distance between the roots and her teeth will not in fact reduce, so at best she can futilely suck on it in the hopes of swallowing it, at which point the volume she will manage is unlikely to exceed the average a person swallows in their sleep. Finally, all else failing doctor, before taking shears to a young lady's head, I suggest you invest in a scrunchy, or failing that, a rubber band. It's not comfortable, but it's effective.” The attending looked back appalled.

“Now see here, I don't care what position you have at Nerv, you are not a practising doctor of medicine Idle, and I will not tolerate being spoken to like an imbecile.” the attending was practically foaming at the mouth. Johann flipped the chart shut and looked at the man.

“I usually have trouble speaking frankly to people Doctor, but when speaking to idiots I don't find it quite so difficult, so allow me to make my position clear to you. Of the five P.H.D.s required to fully construct and operate an Evangelion, I possess three of them, all of which I earned before the age of twenty-five while working as a Junior Researcher at Gehirn. I proposed, designed and built the first MAGI Supercomputer. Compared to some slack jawed doctor with a God Complex who can't even fathom the idea of someone second guessing him, I may as well be Albert Einstein, and do you know why I am so positive of this assertion of you being an idiot? It's because the first thing you did when handling my patient was to put her on sedatives to calm her down when a smart man would have realised that the adrenaline in her system is acting as a natural pain killer, which would have allowed a smart man to instead dose her with the medication she has neglected to take and wait for it to take effect before prescribing pain killers. Instead, I now have to wait for the sedatives to clear her system at which point the adrenaline will have worn off and I'll have to give her a lower dose of meds to go alongside pain killers instead. In conclusion, you're an idiot, stay away from my patients.” Johann reeled off as he placed the chart back at the foot of the bed. The attending stood aghast as Johann continued his work.

Walking up to Katla, he smiled reassuringly.

“Hello Katla. It's Dr. Idle, do you understand? I'm not going to hurt you, I just need you to calm down.” he spoke with a calm and soothing tone. Reaching both hands up to her face, he brushed back her hair carefully. “Katla, if you can I just want you to pay attention to my voice, okay?” Producing a rubber band from his pocket he pulled her hair back before bundling it up with the band. “That's a good Girl, not too tight is it?” he asked happily, stepping back to avoid crowding Katla. He looked back at the attending and nodded towards the door. Johann had this covered.

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Qi's mind raced between a dozen different trains after Kiyoshi's announcement. Lying on the floor of his room, he stared at the wall covered with bits and pieces he had collected, including the picture Katla had drawn of him. He weighed his options. He could go murder Tohru as he had promised, but that was unlikely to solve anything, besides, it would be easier to wait for the next school day to do that. He could track down Raglan, following a renegade pilot seemed a worthy use of his time. He could go visit Katla herself, but that was unlikely to gain anything, standard procedure tended to restrict visitors until set times after the patient had been stabilised. His mind wandered to the others reactions that day. While he had rather failed to register it at the time, Shirou's reaction to Tokei's injury was quite surprising. Qi had generally credited Shirou with an air of experience he didn't possess, then again, perhaps it was just a different form of experience, and the things Qi saw as mundane were things Shirou was not familiar with. Yes, that seemed likely. Tokei's visage came back to him, her crimson eye boring into him. Qi let out a small laugh which bounced off the mostly bare room. Since the day she had nearly killed him ejecting Unit-04's restraints, he knew she was going to be an interesting one. She reminded him of his siblings. Desperate to prove themselves, thinking themselves willing to do anything to get what they wanted, and while that was true of Qi and them, Tokei's willingness was untested. She would seemingly go to any length, but he had to question whether she actually appreciated where any lengths extended to?

Qi sat up. He had decided. He wasn't going to do anything. To take action at this point wouldn't achieve anything of significance. As he had been taught, to take action before the opportune moment can cause the prey to flee. Instead, if you are patient and await the right moment, sometimes the prey comes to you. Qi smiled to himself as he began to lay out his futon.

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The sun beat down with its usual Summer intensity. The heat seeming somewhat more oppressive in light of recent events. Haze floated up from the deck as the fleet sailed out. Vander stood watched the other vessels as crews worked to hook Units 00 and 07 a massive array of cranes and winches. While the main carrier was designated to carry Mark.06 back to shore, the other two Evas first had to go into the depths and retrieve it. As he looked out at the crimson ocean, a flare of white light bloomed into life above him. A black orb with a billowing tail of light shot towards the horizon.

“It looks pretty close, but it's actually still in the stratosphere I think... It won't touch down for another five minutes at least.” Johann explained as he walked up next to him, tapping away at his hand-held.

“So take pictures while you can eh?” Vander chuckled.

“Uh huh, laugh while you can, but by Tabgha's calculations the size and weight of the Arc should be enough that at impact it would create a tsunami.” Johann recited, looking over the mathematics.

“What?! But the co-ordinates aren't even that far out, if that thing touches down it'll wipe out the entire coast.” Vander exclaimed, the colour draining from his face.

“Relax. Tabgha accounted for that when they made the Arc. Fully automated re-entry system. It deploys air breaking wings, parachutes, and a specially designs kinetic absorption plating that buckles on impact to reduce the energy exchange, least I think that's the science of it, I'm not an engineer.” Johann carried on conversationally. Vander breathed a heavy sigh of relief.

“If you knew all that why the heck did you open with Tsunami?!” he demanded.

“Because, even if it's not a tsunami, we're still on a bunch of boats heading towards it and the reduction in impact force isn't 100%. We're in for a choppy trip to say the least.” Johann grinned. He hated sailing, but the chance to screw with Vander was a universal pleasure for most Nerv Staff. They both turned to watch as the Arc soared across the sky.

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At the beach, Kiyoshi unloaded several bags and a cooler from the back of the mini-van. After all the doom and gloom of late, she was a woman on a mission. She was going to have a nice day off, have some fun, relax and get a tan, if she had to shoot several teenagers to do it. She took a deep breath of the sea air, which had changed quite a lot since her youth, but still held that connotation of salty water that she longed for.

“Alright, come on you guys, everyone carry something, not fair if only some of us are doing the work.” she announced brightly as she hoisted the cooler onto her shoulder and grabbed a bag. Making her way toward the white sand where a surprising amount of people had gathered already.
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Postby BPES » Sun May 19, 2013 2:33 pm

Valda answered her phone quickly, anger and irritation still present from her previous thoughts. She didn’t want to admit it, but the distraction of this call was sorely needed.

“Hey, what took you so damn long huh?” Valda barked down the phone immediately.

“There were complications.” The voice said calmly from the other end and Valda couldn’t contain her confusion.

“M-Major?! What the heck? Why are you calling me?” Valda questioned unsure why the Major would be calling her now. Either way Valda wasn’t pleased, the major was constantly trying to lecture her.

“Look, something has happened and I need to talk to you.” She responded with patient tone.

“Urgh, fine. Just hurry it up.” Valda responded annoyed. Whatever this was better be damned important.

I, uh, there was an incident at school today. Katla injured herself, she’s at the hospital now.” The major explained with some trepidation. So it was something about school and the Ghost?

“Is that al- Wait, WHAT?!?” Valda yelled suddenly. Katla was hurt? In the hospital? “What do you mean she’s at the hospital?”

“She’s stable, but she had a bit of an episode.” The major continued trying to Calm Valda. It wasn’t working. The new information just added to Valda’s ire.

“An Episode?! The hell does that mean?” Valda continued her irritated interrogation.

“Well, she wasn't taking her medication, but Johann is looking after her. For now I think it's best you just come back to the dorms and we'll discuss this more tomorrow.” The major was keeping her placating tone up. Valda didn’t care for it in the least; she just wanted to figure this all out.

“Medication? She’s sick?” Valda asked, this was getting worse every second but she needed to know.

“Uh, yes, she's got a... condition that requires constant medication, but I think it's better if we talk about this in person.” The major’s tone was getting a lot more rushed. Valda just held the phone to her ear for a bit.

She has a condition? She’s sick? Medication? How long has she had this? Why wasn’t I told? Why didn’t I ask? I didn’t know! How could I know? But she’s hurt? Why? Why didn’t she? Why didn’t I?

Valda clutched her head for a moment as her frustration built up again. She couldn’t stand it, sitting here. Go back to the dorms and wait? That’d be more or less doing nothing, Valda couldn’t stand that thought. Knowing this now, she couldn’t just leave it.

Why do I care? Why should I care? I shouldn’t. There’s no reason to. But I can’t just leave it. I can’t ignore it. I have to do something. Something. Something. Anything.

“Which hospital was it? Ours right? Of course, where else would she be sent?” Valda thought aloud as her legs began moving and she set off at a stride. The dull injuries from earlier served as a mild irritancy but nothing that could dissuade her now.

“Well, yes, but that's hardly the issue right now. Come on back.” The irritated voice flowed through the phone but Valda didn’t need it anymore. She hung up and pocketed her phone making a beeline for the nearest transport to the hospital.

Akio, Sakamoto, Katla, Raglan, Isaac, Tokei, Shiori, Qi, Shirou, Han, the major, the vice-commander, Vander, The commander.

Weak

Stupid

Frail

Arrogant

Perverted

Ignorant

Irrational

Snake

Pathetic

Unhealthy

Annoying

Boring

Reckless

Ruthless

Kind

Earnest

Sensitive

Popular

Dependable

Smart

Mysterious

Skilled

Reliable

Honest

Concerned

Experienced

Friendly



Her thoughts swirled as she continued on her path to the hospital. All these people, all these thoughts, these fellings. She couldn’t figure it out, the stress of her day and the worries of the past weeks were getting too much. But first she needed to go, check on Katla. After that was done, she could figure out what to do next. That was all that mattered right now.

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She didn’t bother with the reception when she entered the now familiar place. She had an idea of where she would need to go to find her objective. Now that she was here though she had no idea what she was going to do now that she was here.

Valda froze on the spot as she saw him though. He was here once more, even though it seemed somewhat out of place for him. The commander, this time accompanied by the Vice-commander, was waiting around. As hectic as her mind was, Valda knew she’d have to go over there.

Clenching her fists she walked towards them with purpose quickly attracting the attention of the two men. The Vice-commander raised an eyebrow at her approach, she wasn’t sure if it was more surprise or curiosity. The commander on the other hand kept his typical demeanour, like always. She’d come to expect that of him though.

“How is she?” Valda asked stopping in front of the two men. There was a brief pause before the Commander responded.

“Stable.” He stated and Valda nodded. The Vice commander’s eyebrow raised again but she ignored it. She already knew this though.

“Right… of course…” She said awkwardly not sure how to proceed with the topic. Dealing with the commander was a struggle even at the best of times, but right now her head wasn’t really in it. The masked girl cleared her throat to try once more. “What happened? Uh… exactly?”

The commander remained utterly silent in response to Valda and she locked her glare on him, she barely noticed the Vice-commander giving her his attention after a moment more.

“She had a mental break. A combination of stress and not taking her medication.” He explained and Valda blinked a few times. She gave him her attention fully now.

“Stress? … I see… “ Valda muttered to herself more than anything. Stress wasn’t unfamiliar at all, piloting tended to do that. But there were also those idiots at school to consider, how many times did they have to be told before they got the message? Although another thing struck her as odd about the statement. “Um… why wasn’t she taking her medication? That doesn’t make any sense!”

“We don’t know. I’m sure Johan will report back to us when he can.” The Vice-commander stated earning a hard stare from the Commander. Valda wasn’t sure what was going on but the two seemed to be at odds about talking to her. She actually appreciated that the Vice-commander was being straightforward with her.

“..Right… yeah… is there something I can do to help?” Valda asked in an almost hopeful tone.

“Pilot Krieg, your expertise lies in piloting the Evangelion, not in medicine.” The commander cut in with his typical demeanour. Valda glared at him in response, her irritation boiling once more.

“I know that! But I can’t just ignore this!” Valda growled back her voice raised.

“And what exactly could you achieve regardless?” He shot back harshly and Valda was just about ready to throw her fist his way when the Vice-commander spoke again.

“Owen! Valda, there is nothing we can do right now! We just need to have patience.” He scolded them both. Valda wasn’t sure whether to lash back or not, but noting how even the Commander had dropped it, felt the desire to fade away.

“… Yes sir…” Valda conceded and claimed a spot nearby to wait.

As they stayed there, Valda couldn’t help but notice that the Commander was rather antsy, clearly not liking having to wait around. Valda was oddly more comfortable with it than he was despite her own discomfort. The Vice-commander was keeping his demeanour perfectly fine though.

It was strange she realised, that the cold Commander Kenny was acting like that. What could have caused it? He had other pilots, and Un it 05 wasn’t anything outstanding regardless. Unless there was more she hadn’t been told, or rather, hadn’t found out about the other pilots? No even if that were true, there were those who clearly weren’t an issue in that regard. Was he just plain concerned? No that was impossible, the man was ice.

Left to her thoughts again and presented with the odd sight Valda couldn’t help but wonder what was going on. Somehow the ruthless and cold Commander Kenny had just become…

Confusing.

Valda yawned and rolled her shoulders a little, Tiredness overtaking her. She wasn’t sure how long they’d been standing around there, but it was clear that it was or a LONG time.

“Valda, go back to the dorms. You and the others will be informed as soon as we get an upgrade. Get some rest.” The Vice-commander ordered gently and Valda nodded. She wasn’t happy to leave it, but it was painful standing around like this.

“Yes sir.”

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Valda walked through the looming streets of Tokyo 3 aimlessly, failing to recognize what should already be so familiar to her. Everything seemed foreign, out of place, wrong, so she tried to ignore it, push it all out of her mind and keep walking. It wasn’t long before shadows moved around, minding their own business, and Valda shivered. She moved, picked up the pace, but never quite ran.

A croner, a road, lights, signs, shadows, everywhere. She slipped into an alley to get away from it all. She could hear noises now, footsteps, voices, echoes, pain. She stopped but the scenery kept moving, driving her forward towards the crimson glow ahead of her.

“Hey Valda! How’s it going?” A cheery voice spoke out, a crimson eyed smile on his face. Suddenly the world seemed to be blue. Fear overtook her, this colour, those eyes. The next she’d realised her hands were round his throat, her grip tightening even as her eyes widened.

”You’re going to kill him you no good bitch!” another voice called out of nowhere.

No I…. I’m not.. I…

{i]”So you’re the type who’ll turn on us? Just like that? [/i] a differnet voice spoke out. Green leaves began to flutter into her vision as Akio’s smile vanished into a sea of black, a familiar mask on his face.

”Has anyone told you, you have pretty eyes?” it mocked before the mask cracked, red eyes shining through the black its face becoming monstrous, ferocious. She backed off.

Kill

Kill

Kill

Kill

Kill

Kill


She ran with all her power, the hospital falling into view. She could hear loud noises behind her, around her, everywhere, bearing down on her.

”Katla is sick. She’s in the hospital Another voice sounded.

”And what can you achieve exactly?” A stern voice boomed.

She ran through the doors, the hallway spiralling around her as she ran, dizzyingly, sickeningly. Suddenly it seemed so different to before but still so familiar. Different somehow but so recognizable.

”Pilot Kireg!”

Go away

“Why do you care?”

I don’t know

”Pilot Krieg!”

I just want to help!

She burst through the doors of the hospital and suddenly found herself in her entry plug. There was something in her hands, someone.

Kill

”You’re expertise lies in Piloting the Evangelion.”

”It’s just your instincts, don’t worry.”

KILL

”She has a condition.”

I won’t forgive you, I won’t forgive you, I won’t forgive you, I won’t forgive you

” And what can you achieve?”

”It’s you instincts. That’s all.”

The Evangelions grip tightened and the figure held there writhed. Valda stared unblinking unable to stop what was happening. It felt like she was being pulled into the abyss again. She couldn’t stop it, she couldn’t do anything.

I want to help!

”What could you do?”

The white haired girl struggled in the monsterous hand’s grip, as it tightened. And then there was red.

What did I?

She stood over the mess, staring into her face, but it wasn’t the white haired girl. That painful, terrified expression burned into her memories still rested on her face. Valda began to shake.
“Hil-“

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“-MA?!?” Valda woke with a start struggling to catch her breath as she furiously tried to push her blanket away. A quick look around showed her dorm room, still as she had left it when she re-entered the dorms. Finally catching her breath she curled up and worked to suppress the tears that had already started to fall down her face.

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Daylight shone through the curtains and Valda sighed, still curled up in her bed and for once not wanting to move from her bed and do things in the morning. Still she had to, sitting here wasn’t going to help, and the Major would likely show up sooner or later to grab her for this stupid beach trip.

“Oh crap, I forgot about that.” She muttered to herself and sat up. It was still pretty early, so she figured she would have time for a shower before they left. So she grabbed her things for the day and slunk downstairs to shower.

She was glad that she did, her eyes were still sickeningly red. It wouldn’t do to be seen like that, not that anyone would notice behind her mask. Her shower would help that to a degree, and maybe help her truly wake up and be ready for the taxing day ahead.

Of course, after her shower was finished, that led to yet another problem in her books, the clothing she was expected to wear. She sighed as she put on the one piece swimsuit and checked herself in the mirror. It was good, modest and the patches of her favourite green at the sides of the otherwise black swimwear looked good. But it was still showing more than she was really comfortable with showing.

She threw on a button up shirt and a knee length skirt and resolved to not take them off if she could help it during this trip. Grabbing her sandals and her trusty mask she headed into the living area to wait for the trip, ignoring pretty much everything and skipping breakfast.

The trip in the min-van was less troublesome for Valda, being a seven seater she stole the back two seats for herself and decided to nap for the rest of the drive, or at the very least appear that she was napping.

Upon arrival at the beach though, Valda was quick to exit the vehicle, and quicker still to grab a bag as instructed, follow the Major until she found a suitable spot before dumping the bag and walking off. She didn’t know, nor did she care if anyone called after her, but right now she was intent on finding an unoccupied spot on this beach and just being alone.
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Postby Atropos » Sun May 19, 2013 5:19 pm

On the day of the trip, Shiori overslept intentionally. She pretended not to hear when the Major came knocking at her door, urging her to Get up, we're going on a trip! until she gave up and left. Afterwards, she waited until she could hear the screech of tires driving away, and then finally got up. Throwing her nightclothes into a corner, she went to her closet and pulled out a red sweater and a black skirt. As she dressed herself, she mused over what she was planning to do today.

I think I'll go into town, she thought. Try to avoid the other pilots…and, of course, anyone from NERV.

With a triumphant sigh, she stepped out the door to her room and headed downstairs, whistling to herself as she went. First she passed through the kitchen, where she grabbed a slice of toast - left behind by someone earlier - and then moved on to the front hall. Slipping on a pair of red shoes, she shouted "Goodbye!" and left - leaving the dormitory empty.

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It took Shiori half an hour to walk from the dormitory to downtown Tokyo-3. On the way, she encountered no other pedestrians, and saw barely any cars on the road. It was as though the city itself had stopped dead and cold, an impression not helped by the grey skies overhead.

A storm's a-comin'.

As she stood on the corner of an intersection, waiting for the light next to the crosswalk to turn green, she was accosted.

"Pardon me, miss, but would you like to buy a magazine?"

"A magazine?" Shiori asked. "Uh…what sort of magazine?"

"Why, a gossip magazine, of course!"

"You mean, like a tabloid?"

"Yes! We've got all the details on the steamy secrets of celebrities, politicians, and, of course, EVA pilots."

Shiori raised an eyebrow. "EVA pilots?"

"Heh. If you want to know the details, buy this magazine!"

Shiori pulled a few coins out of her pocket and tossed them over, receiving a magazine in return. She muttered "Thanks" and turned away.

Out of curiosity, she opened the magazine. The first page had a table of contents, including all the articles featured in the magazine - Wyngarde's Secret Love Affair! was on page 9, Has Rökkvisdóttir Snapped? was page 17, and Jié Qi - Tortured Heartthrob or Just a Psychopath? was page 25. Interspersed throughout were features like Starve Yourself into a Plugsuit! or I Married an Angel!

"Such vanity," Shiori muttered, but she didn't toss the paper aside. Instead, she flipped to page three. There was only one thing on page three: a photo of Tokei, completely topless, with the caption Akai Bares All! However, as if trying to shame the readers for being titillated by her, Tokei had turned her head so that only the scarred half of her face could be seen.

Tokei…

She flipped a few more pages, to a full-page advertisement. Two girls were playing volleyball in bikinis with some text at the bottom: "Feeling lonely? Why don't you go to the BEACH?"

Because I don't want to deal with the other pilots.

And why not?

Because they don't understand me.

Why not?

Because I never open up to them.

WHY NOT?

Because…I don't want to deal with them.


Shiori rolled up the magazine into a club, and beat herself over the head with it.

I'm pretty messed up.
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Postby MAGI_01 » Sun May 19, 2013 6:05 pm

Akio awoke a little earlier than usual. He stretched and wiped his eyes clear before rolling out of bed. Yesterday’s events still stung freshly in his mind. He did not feel like going to the beach anymore but decided to just put on a smile and do it anyways. Besides he did promise Tomoko the trip after all.

After taking a shower and putting on his shorts and T-shirt for today’s trip he decided to grab a quick bite to eat before gathering his stuff to go put it in the van. While he was eating Valda came out and sat in the common area without saying a word. Unusually, she did not cook anything to eat today. She was wearing a button up shirt and a knee length skirt and sandals today along with her all-important mask. Very different from what she usually wears. Akio thought of complementing her but decided against it. With her being strangely silent and skipping breakfast he figured something was on her mind and thought it best to just leave her alone for now. Cleaning up after eating, he made his way down to the van to stow his stuff he was bringing along for the trip.

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The ride in the Van was quiet. Valda took the entire back seat for herself and looked as if she was napping during the entire ride. Stopping at Tomoko’s apartment to pick her up, Akio helped her put her things into the van. She quickly took a seat next to him and cuddled up to him, falling asleep as the ride continued. Akio figured she was pretty tired. She was probably so excited that she hardly got any sleep last night.

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Arriving at the beach Valda quickly exited the van. The Major asked for some help in un-loading everything and Valda quickly grabbed a bag without saying a word. Akio grabbed his stuff along with Tomoko’s along with another bag to help out and followed the Major. Valda quickly dumped the bag she was carrying and began to wander off alone. Akio watched her walk away as he sat down his and Tomoko’s stuff and set aside the bag he helped to carry. He took note of the direction Valda headed off in.

Maybe later I can try to talk to her or something… after she has some time alone. He thought as he rolled out his and Tomoko’s beach towels.

The sea air was nice and cool. The sound of the red waves crashing along the sandy beach was soothing. He pulled off his shirt and laid back on his towel with his hands behind his head. He closed his eyes for a few moments and just relaxed, taking in each sound and smell.

After a while he rolled over and glanced at Tomoko. She was wearing a bikini. He thought she looked pretty damn good in it, but kept his thoughts to himself. He averted his gaze from her multiple times. “So what do you want to do today?”

“Well… I thought we could go swimming and maybe play some beach ball or something!” She rattled off happily.

“Ok sounds fine to me” Akio said with a faint smile.

Out of the corner of his eye he caught a glance at Isaac. He still felt angry at Isaac for not being upfront with him about what happened with Unit-03. His anger started to build when Tomoko pulled his attention away.

“Can we go swimming now?” She asked with a smile.

Akio nodded and the two made their way down to the water’s edge. Tomoko let out a squee as she ran into the crashing waves. Akio hesitated a bit; he could swim but not extremely well. After a few moments and Tomoko’s insistence for him to join her, he let out a sigh and ran out into the crimson water.
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Postby Blue Monday » Mon May 20, 2013 1:37 am

The Sixth Child stood on the view deck above the bridge of the battle cruiser Anzu, face turned up, smiling, soaking in the softly warm rays of the sun which juxtaposed a pleasant sensation, mixed with the chill of the Pacific Ocean winds that tussled his mop of auburn locks. Even after the chaotic ups and down of the preceding day, Raglan decided to simply blot it all out. To focus on the mission. And enjoy the ingrained excitement of finally coming face to face with his completed Eva.

Finally, and after all these years.

Looking about from the deck, an entire armada of UN and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force boats sailed as one in the red waters. Naval cruisers and frigates swarmed the outer mass, flanking the two carriers which forked out front of the formation; housing Evangelions units 04 and 07 respectively. A larger carrier was at the epicentre - Winches and cranes hanging almost haphazardly from its structure, and, as good as Raglan could guess, would be the ship that would be loading the Mark.06 from it's orbital re-entry ark.

Back on the Anzu; the bridge, view deck and connecting stairwell had been designated as the pilots staging area where they were to await on further orders before arriving at their destination.

Almost time, Raglan thought as he checked his treasured silver watch. 11:38AM. He walked off of the view and into the stairwell, making for the private restrooms that had been set aside for the pilots use. He stripped out of his casuals, neatly folding and putting them back into the sports duffle he had brought along. Pulling out his plugsuit, he let his eyes go over the dark greys and deep blue of its colouration before pulling it on. The wrist button tightening the fit to his figure with a sharp hiss.

Anticipating the glare of the midday sun in returning, Raglan thrust on the cap he had bought way back after his first day at school in Tokyo-3, pulling the brim down nice and tight to shade his eyes as he stepped out onto the deck [OOC note: What Raglan's hat looks like. Considered a vintage Yomiuri Giants piece post-2I]. His still draped his headphones casually around his neck too, possibly to get a few tracks in to while away the rest of the pending hour - Help him keep his anticipation in check.

Both the Second and Fifth were now also on the deck, kitted out in their plugsuits as well.

Qi stood rigidly yet ready in one of the few thin strands of shadow remaining, wind whipping persistently at his long, lank white hair. Raglan found himself wondering if the Fifth ever slackened his guard. The Chinese boy seemingly upheld something of an inhuman awareness at all times. That line of thought was soon struck dead though as Qi's piercing gaze turned to regard the Sixth Child. Uh. I hate it when he looks at me like that. Hate him looking at me in general. Gives me the fucking creeps, man. The memory of those same red eyes glowing incandescently in the night dark all those months ago began to nibble at him.

Tokei, on the starboard side, leaned against the railing, taking in the views of the impressive yet motley naval fleet, posture naturally and effortlessly exuding her token sass, attitude and intelligence. Unable to help himself, Raglan allowed his eyes to wander a little before walking up and taking a place at the railing by her side.

"Yo, Akai." He uttered with a small smirk. But the girl barely responded, with her remaining real eye glancing at the boy before she shifted her position to turn slightly away. But only slightly, not entirely. Heh. Ouch.

"It suits you, you know." He said rather stupidly, and without thinking. Oh shi~ Why would I say that?! Umm. Scrambling for a recovery, and refusing to lose face; "It's actually kind of cool, I reckon. A little endearing." All said without breaking a sweat. Victor Wyngarde would've been brimming with pride.

Tokei turned back to him, rising, giving Raglan a full view of her face. He couldn't make out if her expression was one of irritation, annoyance, anger or curiosity - A questioning look, maybe, to see what he'd say next. But what he could make out now was the full detail of her new prosthetic eye, as it glinted redly from within the socket of the facial plate. And it was truly, and sadly, unsettling.

Ah, shit. As excited I am about this operation and look who they roster me with; the Bionic Woman and... And... Bloody Qi. I almost kind of wish I was on the beach trip.
Almost...


He leaned back against the railing, forsaking the scenery. Instead, looking at the white trail beginning to split sky.

The Sixth Child grinned.
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Postby Aggroxcraig » Mon May 20, 2013 11:21 pm

Standing on the beach, Isaac smiled at his friends as they all played in the red water. The sea breeze was refreshing as he took a step forward to join them. As his feet his the water, The red current seemed to be inching in closer and closer as the water started to wrap around their ankles slowly turned into a blue ooze. Isaac started to back off from the blue goo that made his heart race as it wrapped up his leg. Isaac tried to run away, but the blue goo started to form into tendrils and grabbed all of his limbs. Feeling his heart race, Isaac looked at the other pilots and tried to yell at them to run. Not a single word was uttered from his mouth.

The blue ooze started to form around the other children and a series of blades began to form which started to kill each of them in front of Isaac. Looking at the scene Isaac felt hallow as their screams seemed to get louder and louder. He shuddered as one of the pilots blood was smeared across his face. As soon as the massacre was complete, Isaac just stared as he looked the disfigured bodies lying around the blue ooze that was as vast at the ocean itself. Feeling weak, Isaac saw the blue ooze form into a mutated Evangelion before him. Still tied by some tendrils, Isaac didn't flinch at the sight and tried to keep a steady breath. The blue Evangelion looked exactly like Unit-03 and let out a rowr as it went to grab Isaac. Being held by the monster, Isaac felt his body start to ache from it's grasp. Eventually Isaac was staring into the beast's empty eyes as it unleashed another shout in front of him. Isaac's heart started to beat faster and faster as the grip stared to get tighter. Instantly, Isaac no longer could breath as he felt his body get crushed.

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Isaac's alarm switched on as he opened his eyes, finding himself once again on the ground covered in sweat. Letting out a deep sigh, Isaac ran his hands through his damp hair and tried to process the dream he just had. Getting up from the ground, Isaac just remembered that they were having a day at the beach to get away from everything. While he was sure that the others were excited to have a day of at the beach, Isaac was less enthusiastic about the idea. Not because he didn't want to be around the other pilots, but more of less because he couldn't swim. He tried to learn when he was younger, but almost drowned when he was dared to jump into the deep section. The thought of that memory brought a shudder down his spine.

Putting on his swimming trunks, Isaac knew that he wouldn't be using them but it might be best to have them on just so he didn't get questioned on whether he could swim or not. Grabbing a baseball cap that he brought with him from Arizona, Isaac placed it on his head and started to pack his bag with a few things that he felt he needed for the trip. Wrapping his head phones around his neck, Isaac plugged them into his MP3 player and placed the object into his pocket. Feeling ready to go, Isaac opened his phone to see what time it was and surprised himself in seeing that he was actually up in time for the trip. Of course I wake up in time for a beach trip and never wake up in time for school. Isaac thought as he chuckled at the idea.

While walking down stairs, Isaac saw him looking at the other pilots eating breakfast, or simply waiting for them to get into the van for the upcoming trip. Isaac noticed that Shiori wasn't up among the others and was slightly relieved for her not being down yet. After writing what could be an embarrassing letter Isaac didn't want to talk to her person to person as of yet. Then again, Isaac didn't really want to talk to anyone person to person all to much. Yesterday, he had a conversation with Akio in the music room and while Isaac knew that he Akio was trying to help he didn't really want to talk to him. Staring into Akio's eyes made he feel slightly guilty for what happened to the fellow pilot. Not that it was Isaac's fault on what happened to him, but it was in Isaac's nature to feel guilty when something bad happened to someone around him.

“As your friend I am really worried when I see you like this..."

Isaac recalled his conversation with Akio and felt a lump develop in his chest that was getting heavier each day. He was with these other kids his same age and they all (well, most of them at least) have extended some sort of hand of friendship to him. Isaac didn't know them all to well and deep down Isaac didn't want to gain a relationship with them because of the situation that they were in. If Isaac felt the way he did for the others when they got injured or if they died, how would he feel if he truly considered them his friends? That thought alone made his chest feel heavy and made it physically place his over her heart as he walked over by a chair and sat down while he waited for them to leave for the beach.

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Stepping out of the mini-van, Isaac let out a sigh of relief after surviving that silent trip to the beach. It wasn't too bad, but when Isaac tried to find a seat in the van he noticed that Valda had taken up the back seat and Akio took a bench right in front of her. When Isaac looked at Akio, the boy shot him a glare and then looked away from him immediately. Unsure at what he done to him, Isaac decided to sit in the shotgun with Kiyoshi as to keep things peaceful. Sure Isaac could of sat with Shirou, but he didn't want to be near Valda and Akio who seemed like they were in a bad mood.

“Alright, come on you guys, everyone carry something, not fair if only some of us are doing the work.” Kiyoshi said while picking up a cooler and bag while making her way towards the beach.

Damn, she is stronger than she looks... Isaac thought as he grinned at Kiyoshi. She was a attractive women and seeing her in a bathing suit made it more obvious. Looking away, Isaac hoped that Valda didn't notice him staring at Kiyoshi, mostly because she would be one to tease him about it. After thinking about Valda, Isaac looked at the girl pick up a bag and noticed a sense of unhappiness underneath her visor. Isaac knew why she was unhappy, and didn't want to poke that bear right now. Grabbing a few chairs as instructed, Isaac followed the others to a spot that Kiyoshi found to be suitable for them.

Unfolding the chairs that he grabbed, Isaac looked up and saw Akio take a glance at him but turned away when Tomoko grabbed his hand which made him smile before they left to the beach. Valda just dropped the bag that she carried and just left without saying a word. Feeling unsure on what to do, Isaac looked down at a Kiyoshi who just laid out on the sand and cleared his throat. "Um...Kiyoshi? What is there to do at the beach that doesn't involve swimming?"

Flipping her sunglasses up, Kiyoshi looked up at Isaac and raised her eye brow from the question. "...Well not to be obvious, but I'm getting a tan. You could also grab a ball from the bag and start up a game."

"Right, Sorry. I've never been to the beach before so I wasn't exactly sure on was to do..." After staring at Kiyoshi for a while, Isaac's eyes started to wonder from her face to her cleavage and then her legs. Kiyoshi was indeed a very attractive woman. After realizing that he stopped talking, Isaac blushed and looked away while backing off from Kiyoshi. "I-I'm just going to find Shirou and hang out with him. Umm Good luck with the tan!" Isaac managed to let out of his mouth while hearing Kiyoshi let out a giggle.

Feeling like an idiot, Isaac walked over to Shirou who just brought the last of the beach items and tried to think on what to say to him. Shirou was a pretty out going guy and was overall nice to everyone. Granted Isaac didn't know him all too well, but this could be a opportunity to get to know him. "Hey, Shirou. Wanna hang out? I mean, I've never been to the beach before so I don't know what to do exactly..."

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Shirou was disappointed at the Major’s refusal, and would have argued the point had she not mentioned there was something important to discuss. As such, he decided to wait until after the announcement before pursuing his goals further.

The news of Katla’s hospitalization washed over the pilots like the shockwave of an N2 mine. Shirou was stunned. This was just too much. First Tokei came back with her injuries, and now he found out what was going on with Katla. He felt responsible in some way for both – if he’d acted sooner, he might have been able to help both of them. He had to do something, he needed to…

“Uh, can I help you Shirou?”

He realized he was standing in front of the table where Kiyoshi sat.

“Major!” He said, regaining situational awareness. “In light of the recent events, I beg you to reconsider my request. I think some CQC training would help.”

“How does that relate to Katla?”

“Maybe if I had done something, then Katla wouldn’t be…”

“Don’t give me that excuse,” Kiyoshi snapped heatedly. “What would you have done with close-quarters combat training in that situation? Beat up your classmates?”

Shirou flinched. He hadn’t thought about it like that. Valid point. Still, there was one more matter to address…

“Well, what if I could do more while I’m in the Eva? I mean, the others got really hurt during the operations so far, so if I can do more for them…”

“Look, I’m glad you want to become a more well-rounded pilot,” Kiyoshi replied gently, “and I can set you up for instruction in the next few days, but the situation with Katla is exactly the sort of reason why we all need breaks.”

Shirou was disarmed by her response. It was quite reasonable, and he realized that this was the sort of thing the Major was indicating earlier. It merely took a different set of words and presentation to get it to register properly.

“That… sounds good. I’m sorry I caused you trouble ma’am,” said Shirou with a bow. He dismissed himself, and headed back to his room.

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Shirou did not sleep well. Having been out for an hour as well as major anxiety about the present, his sleep could be considered fitful at best. That said, he was surprisingly energetic as he rolled out of bed early and began his normal routine, and assembled the necessities for the trip.

There was still some time before the group left, so Shirou spent his time aimlessly puttering about. Then he had an idea as he passed Qi’s room. He knocked.

“Hey Qi, the Major’s going to enroll me in CQC training, so I was wondering if you might like to spar before we head out, give me some pointers.”

Qi grinned in a way that made Shirou distinctly uncomfortable, though he could not place the reason.

“Offering to spar with me before an operation, keeping me on my toes. How thoughtful of you, Shirou.”

Shirou gave a light chuckle at this. “So, where do you usually train?”

Qi motioned to Shirou. “Follow me.”

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Qi led Shirou to a grassy patch near the dorms. Unbeknownst to Shirou, this wasn’t Qi’s normal training spot – the grey-haired boy figured that this location offered sufficient room and soft ground for the novice.

“Do you know how to break-fall?”

Shirou turned to Qi. “Beg pardon?”

“Break-fall. The reduction of momentum and protection of vital points, including the neck and head, in a fall. Do you know how to do it?”

“Uh…”

“Alright. We’ll start with that. Try to punch me. Tuck your head in and slap with your free arm.”

“And I'm not going to hit you with the punch or the slap?”

Qi raised an eyebrow. “Trust me, I will be unharmed. Now, take a stance.”

Strawberry ice cream is better than chocolate, Shirou quipped to himself as he sank into a pose mirroring Qi’s.

“Now, I want you to punch like you mean to harm me.”

Shirou nodded, and threw a strike –

“WAIT!”

Shirou stopped.

“I said, punch like you mean to harm me. Not nearly good enough, Shirou.”

Shirou sighed, and reset himself.

“Now, remember what I said – tuck your head and slap.”

Shirou had no reason to quarrel with Qi. He didn’t want to punch the boy. But he still wanted to begrudge him. So, he thought of things he hated. Brussels sprouts, green beans, bee stings, weekly deadlines… Not enough. He couldn’t get angry over something like that. So he kept going. He kept pushing, and it was only when he saw a blond mop of hair in his visions was he mad enough to want to throw a punch. Shirou charged forward with a fierce right jab and a sharp “Haaaaaaaaaaah!” –

Only to feel the world revolve about him and the wind knocked out of his lungs as he made contact with the ground. Gasping for breath, he blinked the spots out of his eyes.

“Good, you take to it quickly,” said Qi. “If you’d done it any differently, it’s almost certain that would have snapped your spine.”

Shirou scrambled to his feet. He was blinded by confusion and frustration toward the other boy. Why would he do that? Shirou missed the tiny thought at the back of his head that said “so you can learn to be safe”, and instead focused on the “he just threw you without warning.” Shirou gave in to instinct and threw another desperate punch.

Qi reacted by sweeping his forearm in an arc in front of his chest, deflecting Shirou’s blow to the side. “Good, still fighting. Now I’ll show you how to block.”

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Shirou staggered back to the dorms with Qi. He felt sore and was beginning to bruise all over the place. Kiyoshi was quite alarmed, until Shirou explained that he had requested to spar with Qi. What he didn’t add is that Qi was primarily just countering. If Qi went all out, Shirou was sure he wouldn’t be standing right now.

Shirou grabbed his bag, and threw it in the van. It contained his swim trunks, goggles, and other assorted goods he thought might be useful on the trip, including cards, several different types of dice (in mass quantity), a few of the base D&D handbooks, and a variety of board games. It was almost certainly excessive, but better to be overprepared than not, correct?

He squeezed into a seat, and upon finding a position that did not put him in crippling agony, he slowly fell back to sleep with the rhythm of the van.

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“Alright, come on you guys, everyone carry something, not fair if only some of us are doing the work.”

The Major’s proclamation woke Shirou. As the last out, he grabbed his bag, hoisted it over his shoulder, and also picked up the umbrellas and blankets. His progress was slow, and by the time he made it to where the Major had settled, the others had run off with the exception of Isaac.

“Hey, Shirou. Wanna hang out? I mean, I've never been to the beach before so I don't know what to do exactly...”

“Sure, sounds good! I’ve only been to the beach a couple of times though, so I only know a couple of things, like swimming or making sand castles... That’s why I also brought some of this other stuff,” he said, gesturing to his bag. “Anyway, do you mind if I go change into my swim trunks first?”
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:25 pm

The guilt dug at Tokei. It was there all the time, when she ate, when she slept, even when she was in the bathroom. It was always the same. Then the memories would flood back, with the screaming, and the lights, and the heat, and the redness and then the emergency stop wasn’t working and the wrong place and shouldn’t be there and the smell.

In the end, that was what brought Tokei back to reality. The testing room had smelled like roasted flesh. Out here, it was just the salty smell without all of the fish death to go along with it. There simply wasn’t anything alive in these oceans. Tokei leaned against the rail of the massive ship that she was on, along with pilots Qi and Raglan. The breeze whipped at her hair. It had gotten longer, and she had neglected to cut it. Tokei mulled over it, deciding that perhaps it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to have the longer hair. She gripped the rail with her fingers, leaning back in a strangely childish pose.

"Yo, Akai." Tokei turned her head a few degrees, glancing at the source of the speech. It was the pilot of the arriving unit, Raglan. Tokei looked at him for a moment, before turning back to the ocean before her. Raglan spoke again, "It suits you, you know." Tokei raised an eyebrow, without looking back to the boy. For somebody so popular at school with the girls, he was doing a rather poor job of it here. "It's actually kind of cool, I reckon. A little endearing."

Tokei released the rails, drawing herself up and turning to face the boy. She looked at him, her crimson eye boring into him. There was a small whir in the mechanics, and she took a closer look at the boy’s eyes. Dialated pupils. He’s a bit nervous. She walked away from him, taking long, purposeful strides. Qi stood on the far deck, in one of the dwindling columns of shadow. She angled her course towards him. Seeing as she had nearly killed him upon their first meeting and had both since displayed much animosity towards each other, it would be a good idea to become acquainted with him before the operation.

She stepped next to him, staring in the same direction as the silvery-haired boy. “I believe we may have met on the wrong foot. My name is Tokei Akai, Unit-04 pilot. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” Tokei turned her head, sticking out her plugsuit-clad hand.

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Postby Lance of LoL » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:20 pm

The sun shone intensely as Kiyoshi lay on the beach sunning herself. Everything seemed peaceful enough, but whether it was years of military training, or common sense, something felt wrong. Sitting up, she looked around the beach. Akio and his girlfriend were playing in the water. As timid as he was, it wasn't really surprising he would get a girl, he was tall for his age, on the basketball team, and not the worst looking teenager ever. Shirou and Isaac seemed to be setting something up between them, so long as they weren't inspired by Jackass, who was she to argue? Of course Isaac's earlier hesitance about the beach wasn't exactly encouraging, even if his staring was. It was disappointing that so few of them were here, but with Katla in the hospital and Shiori's co-operation seemingly unobtainable short of convincing her to have fun at gunpoint, it left them with this sad excuse for an outing. Kiyoshi sighed in defeat before looking around for Valda. Having tried and failed to get the girl to hold still for five minutes on multiple occasions, it was no surprise she was nowhere to be seen and while Kiyoshi had her doubts that Valda would do herself any real harm, as the one in charge it was her responsibility to make sure. Getting up, she breathed a disheartened farewell to her most recent attempt at an even tan and slouched off across the beach in search of their missing pilot.

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Qi stood in the shadow of the ship, staying out of direct sunlight as they sailed towards their destination. It was uncomfortably hot, and the plugsuits were built with everything short of air conditioning. Feeling eyes upon him, he turned to look at Raglan, who was staring across the deck. The Sixth Child quickly broke eye contact and headed towards Tokei. The Fifth Child pondered this for a moment, had he done something to offend Raglan? Coming up with no apparent answer, he resumed his position, staring ahead at their destination.

It wasn't long before Tokei joined him, staring off in the same direction before addressing him.

“I believe we may have met on the wrong foot. My name is Tokei Akai, Unit-04 pilot. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” she announced, turning her head to look at him and offering out her hand. Qi glanced at her face, taking in her uneven appearance, the cold metal contours of her mask resting at odds with her delicate skin before looking towards her hand. He was familiar with this. There were several ways to break the digits and render a hand useless from this position. He reached down, taking a hold of her hand firmly before shaking it. His regular smile crossing his features.

“Jié Qi, Unit-07 pilot.” he responded happily. “I wouldn't worry about first impressions though. They don't mean anything to me. So long as Nerv can achieve it's goals I will continue to act accordingly.” he beamed, his crimson eyes meeting Tokei's now mismatched pair.

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The hospital moved like an animal. The internal workings like the organs of some unfathomable creature, with orderlies, nurses, doctors, cleaners, suppliers and so on. It all kept moving, even into the night, it never slept, the hustle and bustle going on eternally. Yet on one wing, it was deathly quiet. The nurses moved with practised stealth along the corridor, trying not to disturb while the attending and Owen stood just inside the room.

“How is she?” Owen's voice crept out, even the head of Nerv was hesitant to ask.

“Stable. She'll be in pain when she wakes up, we won't be giving her hard food so as not to aggravate her injuries. All in all, she's lucky, one misstep in all this and we could have been burying her today.” the man answered, reading through Katla's chart yet again.

“I heard you and Johann had words.” the statement hung in the air for several moments.

“That man is an insolent child. He thinks his position gives him the right to say whatever he wishes.” The Attending replied coldly. Owen turned his head marginally to stare at the man.

“It's fine then.” Owen's voice was even, seemingly placated by this response. The two stood in silence, awaiting Katla's awakening.

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The red waves lapped at the sides of the ship as the pilots stood on deck. In the distant sky the black arc descended. On the bridge, Vander and Johann watched as the massive orb rapidly approached the horizon.

“So what's the word Doctor?” Vander asked happily. Johann tapped furiously at his handheld.

“Touchdown any second now, we'll be feeling the waves in about three minutes if Tabgha's projections are correct, but there will be a bit of a shock wave before that, it shouldn't effect the ships though. Captain?” Johann turned to a rather surly looking Naval Officer who sniffed haughtily. He motioned to the radio operator.

“Send word to the other ships, prepare for impact, and start the alert here as well.” he ordered stoically. With swift confirmation, the operator began working furiously.

“All hands brace for impact, I repeat, all hands brace for impact. High waves expected in the next one hundred eighty seconds.” The announcement resounded across the ship, seamen preparing hastily for the approaching danger. In the distance, the Arc connected with the horizon with one final flare of light as it's image died away.

“I'll go tell the kids to get a move on then, need to get them over to the Kaidou and Magami before the operation, right?” Vander chirped as he headed for the stairwell to the observation deck.

On the observation deck, the alert had rung out, Qi's body tensing as they warned about the incoming impact, however, they had neglected to mention the supposedly harmless shock wave that was to precede it. A harsh blast of wind whipped across the deck, the difference in time taking Qi by surprise as it tore past the pilots. Throwing a foot out behind him, he faltered, coming down hard on his ankle, the Fifth Child toppled backwards, all while still gripping Tokei's hand.

When Qi gathered his bearings, he couldn't see. Sometime between falling and the ground, his vision had become impaired. He could feel the hard casing of a plugsuit against his forehead, but whatever had blinded him felt oddly soft, and warm. Muffled sounds came from somewhere above him and he could feel the weight of a human body on his chest. There was a painful throbbing in his foot, but other than that, everything appeared to be in order, so he was in no rush to move before ensuring nothing would be disturbed.

Coming out onto the observation deck, Vander assessed the situation with the experience of a man who had spent his working life gathering exact details of everything he observed, and his non-working life getting absolutely hammered and waking up in strange places. He honestly couldn't say which he should be drawing upon to reach a conclusion on this one. While Raglan clung to the rail, somewhat shaken from the wind, Qi and Tokei were on the floor, the Second Child seemingly straddling the Fifth with her chest pressed upon his face. Most guys his age would likely be happy about this, but from every indication, Vander was just surprised Qi hadn't assumed this was some kind of assassination attempt. He cleared his throat loudly.

“Ahem, when you're ready, we need you guys down front to be ferried over to the carriers. In your own time of course.” Vander laughed, turning to head for the main deck.
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“O-oh, no, I don’t mind. I… I should get mine too,” Isaac stammered. The other boy seemed nervous for some reason, though Shirou had no idea why. Shirou fished his trunks out of his bag, and the two began walking to the changing booths.

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The Major certainly picked a brilliant day to go to the beach, mused Shirou. The air was filled with the rhythmic sound of the waves lapping against the shore, as well as the noise from the lively activities other beach-goers were partaking in. The sun beat down upon them with nary a cloud in the sky. With the sand reflecting a good portion of the fission reaction’s output back upward, it surely would have been sweltering hot without the pleasant breeze that came from the sea. This thought process also reminded Shirou that he needed to put on sun screen once he changed.

He was brought back to the present by Isaac. “So… Ummmm… what did you do before you came to Tokyo-3?”

Shirou wondered exactly what Isaac meant specifically. Was he referring to hobbies? Recreational activities? Schoolwork? He settled on the most immediate and simple answer.

“Hm, well, I was stationed at Eden base. Do you know about it?” He glanced over at Isaac and was met with a slightly startled look.

“There are other bases?”

Shirou chuckled a bit. “Sure, loads of them. Tokyo-3 is the headquarters, but I think there are bases in most of the major countries. I initially joined one of the smaller branches at Cardiff, and I think there are at least two in the United States. Heck, Raglan came from Tabgha base, and that's on the moon! Anyway, Eden Base is basically a floating fortress going about the south pole, researching Angelic phenomenon."

Isaac appeared puzzled by his statement, and for good reason. "What happened at the South Pole? I mean, I was taught in school that a meteor hit the South Pole. Why would there be a base there?"

Shirou blinked. He thought something like Second Impact was common knowledge within Nerv, but perhaps that was because he had effectively been assigned to monitor ground zero. He glanced about. "I probably can't tell you that here."

Isaac was agitated. "Why not," he snapped. Did Shirou not trust him? He relented internally. "... It's fine. I'm sure it's nothing that important."

"It uh..." Shirou coughed. "mayormaynotbeclassifiedinformation," he rambled.

"I understand." Isaac said with a nod. After a bit of silence, Isaac cleared his throat and said, "Shirou... why did you become a pilot?"

"Uh well..." Shirou gave it some thought as memories began to overtake him. An explosion. He cut off that line of thought. "Well, dad and the others thought they could help at Nerv, so I joined too. I mean, protecting everyone from the Angels has to fall to someone. I want to do that."

Shirou inwardly grimaced. It wasn't a lie, but he didn't want to talk about the specifics that lead up to such reasoning.

"I suppose you're right. You're a good guy Shirou; I'm glad we have you on our side hehe."

"Haha, well thanks." Shirou scratched his head, an embarrassed smile on his face. He wasn't used to hearing such things from people his age. "What about you? I mean, what's your perspective as the newest of us?"

"To be honest, I'm not sure. I was initially forced to pilot and this last battle..." Isaac stopped and looked out at the sea. "...was an eye opener. I still hate this whole thing..." He clenched his fist. "... But someone has to do it."

Shirou nodded. "Ah... Yeah, that's an understandable take."

Isaac started walking again. "Sorry. I must sound pretty depressing all the time hehe."

"Nah, it's completely valid. You were kind of just brought here and all. Beyond that, I guess we haven't talked a whole lot, because you don't seem that depressing to me," replied Shirou encouragingly.

"Hehe, thanks Shirou."
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Postby Atropos » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:47 am

Shiori threw the magazine to the ground and pivoted 180 degrees. She took a step forward, tearing a hole in the cover of the publication as she did so - and began to run. By hook or by crook, she thought, she would get to the others, and tell them the truth.

No more bullshitting. No more fun 'n' games. Goddamnit, I've been such a bitch. These are my friends, and I treated them like shit because I liked this 007 game. Well, I'm putting an end to it - today.

She hailed a taxi, and got one. The leather seats were torn up and uneven, but it would be serviceable.

"I'm going to the beach," she said. "How much would that be?"

"Six hundred sixty-six yen," grunted the driver without looking at her. Shiori dug around in her pocket and found a few large bills. She didn't know how much they totaled to, but the driver accepted them without comment.

The car started off, and Shiori quickly became lost in her own thoughts. She felt like months had passed alone on that street corner as she silently reprimanded herself for her stupidity. She'd betrayed everyone who might have helped her by keeping this secret; there was no way she could make up for it easily, but admitting what she'd done would be a first step. Then she could -

The car screeched to a sudden stop, and, without a seatbelt on, Shiori was thrown forward into the seat in front of her. She then fell back, and found herself staring down the barrel of a handgun. The driver had pulled onto a dirt road, and was now aiming a gun at her.

"Game over, you cunning little vixen," he said.

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Postby Aggroxcraig » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:42 pm

Closing the door behind him, Isaac threw his bag into one of the corners and started to undress. As he took of his shirt, the boy chuckled to himself as a thought came across his mind. Due to his bad luck, especially with Valda of all people, Isaac has been slightly notorious about being known as a pervert. Not that this was really new to him. Isaac remembered being in several situations where he accidentally walked into the girls dressing room and got his ass kicked by a bunch of girls back in Phoenix. All of his friends applauded him for his bravery, but it was due to his ability to not pay attention to details that put him in that circumstance. Maybe Valda will open the door and maybe the tables will turn. Isaac thought as he pulled out his swimming suit knowing that wouldn't happen. Even if that did happen, Isaac knew that Valda's pride would make it seem like it was his fault.

Pulling his swimming shorts up, Isaac had a random thought appear in his head. I wonder where Shiori is...I mean it would of been nice to see her in a swimming suit...maybe a bikini... Isaac thought as he started to blush from the thought.

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Isaac stood on the beach and felt a set of fingers touch his shoulder. Turning around, Isaac saw Shiori wearing a two piece swimming suit with her hair slightly damp. "Isaac...could you do me a favor and put some sunscreen on my back for me..." Shiori said in a husky voice. "I just can't reach it..." Shiori said as she started to take off her bikini staps and...

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With a few pounds at the door, Isaac woke up from the pseudo trance and looked to the door. "Hey! Hurry up in there! There is a line you know?!", said a grizzly voice that made Isaac jump.

"S-Sorry! I'm almost done!" Isaac yelled with as his voice cracked. Shaking his head, Isaac knelt down to pick up his shirt as he scoffed out a laugh while putting it on. Man, I guess Valda is right. I really am a pervert. Opening the door, Isaac saw a line of 4 people all waiting for him to get out of the changing room. "Sorry,I-I..."

"Yeah, yeah...dumb kid...." said the large man as he made his way past Isaac.

Making his way outside of the changing facility, Isaac squinted his eyes from the sun as the thought came across his mind that he should of perhaps brought a pair of sun glasses. Looking around, Isaac found Shirou near the shoreline as he pulled out a bottle of sunscreen which Shirou started to apply to his own skin. Making his way towards Shirou, Isaac kept looking around and saw several women wearing bikinis who noticed him looking at them. They just giggled as they were around Kiyoshi's age so they probably thought it was cute or something. By the time Isaac arrived, he noticed that Shirou was struggling to get the sunscreen on his back. Isaac smiled and said, "Hey, do you need some help?"

Shirou turned around as he noticed Isaac's presence. "Oh yeah, if you don't mind. I'll get yours next if you like."

Isaac took the sunscreen from Shirou's hand and opened it up. "Yeah, sure of course." Isaac said as he squeezed a good amount of sunscreen on his hand. After rubbing the last bit on Shirou's back, Isaac took a few steps back as he took his shirt off. "Alright, I guess do me next?"

"Sure thing," said Shriou, working the goop onto Isaac's back.

Lurching forward from the initial cold feeling of the sunscreen, Isaac just muttered "Gah." under his breath, but was still heard by Shirou.

"Oh, sorry, was I too rough?"

"haha, no it's just cold..." Isaac laughed nervously as Isaac started to relax as it felt like Shirou giving him a massage. After feeling Shirou's hands leave his back, Isaac turned around and said, "Umm, is my back covered?"

"Uh well," Shirou coughed nervously, "there's a patch near the bottom I didn't get to..." Shirou trailed off contemplating exactly how to handle the situation. Should I offer to do the rest? But that would be awkward... "I think you can probably reach it though."

Isaac rolled his eyes thinking Shirou was being ridiculous. "Oh come, I did all of your back."

"That's true. Alright, if you insist," said Shriou, a light heat spreading to his face. Why is this so weird, Shirou thought as he finished the lower part of his back.

After Shirou finished getting Isaac's back covered, he left the sunscreen scene as soon as possible as he nearly leaped towards his bag. After Isaac finished putting the rest of the sunscreen over his body, he looked over to see Shirou still rummaging through his bag. Walking up behind him, Isaac looked over Shirou's shoulder to see what he was doing."What are you looking for?"

Shirou let out a startled yelp, turning to Isaac and trying to force his features into a normal expression. "O-oh, didn't you hear me? I've got loads of stuff we could do. I brought some goggles for swimming, but I've also got stuff for sand castles, tons of board games, and the proper equipment for a D&D session."

Isaac looked at the various items and scratched his head on what to do. "Well...we could make a sand castle or something.." Ugh...that might be weird. I mean, two fourteen year old kids building a sand castle together seems...just weird. "Err...maybe not." Thinking it over Isaac looked over at the ocean and let out a sigh." I would say go swimming , but I don't know how to really swim..."

Shirou's eyebrows rose. "Well, I could try teaching you. Still kind of remember how I learned..."

"Alright." Isaac said nervously. Swimming...perfect. Isaac grimaced. After looking at the ocean, Isaac let out a sigh and tried to force a smile. This should be fine. I mean, how bad can this be?

Isaac stood on the shoreline with the red water hitting his feet. The cold ocean water made him retreat a bit. "Are you sure you feel up to this? I mean....what if something happens? When was the last time you actually swam?"

"Hah, yeah, no worries at all. We'll be staying in shallow water, and I swim all the time. Aside from it being a requirement at Eden, I love swimming!" As Isaac nods at Shirou's response, he slowly submerges his legs deeper into the water to meet up with Shirou. As they both stood in the water up to about their knees, Shirou gives Isaac a grin of confidence. "Alright, the first thing you'll need to learn is how to float."

"Ok...how do you float?" Isaac said while being wary of the water that seem to creep up his legs.

Shirou paused. How does one explain floating? "Well, I guess I'll demonstrate the back float first." Shirou proceeded to lie back in the water, letting his back and legs remain straight and allowing his arms to ride the ripples. The water muffled his hearing as he proceeded to explain "The key is to relax, and lie on the water like you're sleeping."

Relax? You have got to be kidding me... Isaac looked at Shirou on top of the water while he was floating peacfully and slowly bent his knees down as he felt the uncomfortable feeling of his shorts getting wet. It was cold and annoying. *Well, here goes nothing.* Isaac flopped on his back to the water and did the exact opposite of Shirou and sunk like a back of rocks. While the water wasn't very deep, Isaac sprang up from the water, gasping for air while trying to grab anything to bring him to safety as he flailed his arms around. "I'm *gurgle*-king*gurgle*-ing*gurgle*to die!!"

Shirou abruptly sat upright, submerging his lower half. He sprang to his feet. "Isaac! It's shallow, just stand up!"Isaac didn't listen, grabbed Shirou's leg and pulled. Shirou nearly lost his balance, but firmly planted himself in the sand, grabbed Isaac's other arm, and tried to help the other boy to his feet.

Up on his feat, Isaac brushed the wet hair out of his face and blew out the red sea water out of his mouth. "Fuck this shit! I would gladly get in another fucking robot and pilot against an Angel then try to figure out how to float!" Isaac yelled while he tried to catch his breath.

Shirou stared at Isaac. He was stunned, and somewhat hurt. Had he so seriously failed at teaching that Isaac was reacting like this? "D'you really mean that," Shirou asked quietly.

Isaac saw how hurt Shirou was which caused Isaac to let out a small sigh. This is why you don't have any friends right now. Suck it up and try to figure this out. Isaac slightly lifted his head and revealed a grin. "No, I'm just really scared of the water. I had a bad experience once."

Shirou studied Isaac for a moment, glancing between his eyes before his face settled into one of resolve. "Alright then," he said enthusiastically, "I'll just have to try harder! Here, lie down again and I'll support you. Remember, keep your back straight."

Isaac let out a chuckle and nodded. Lying down on the water, Isaac felt Shirou's hands on his back and tried to make sure Isaac's head was above water. "Ok...Ok...What now?" Isaac said which he heard being slightly muffled by the water.

"Alright, stay just like that," said Shirou. He dropped his hands ever so slightly, to try and ease Isaac into floating by himself. His form was good - he just had to show that to Isaac.

Isaac rested on top of the water and felt Shirou remove his hands from his back. Wanting to panic, Isaac instead relaxed and let the current carry him as he floated. "Holy shit, I'm doing it!" Isaac exclaimed in victory.

"Congratulations," Shirou exclaimed, keeping an eye on Isaac. He was floating just fine, but it would be problematic if the current carried him away from the beach. Shirou stayed by Isaac's side, nudging him in the right direction when he drifted too far.

"Ok...what now?"

"Well, I could either show you the back stroke, or how to float on your front."

"Let's try the back stroke."

As the two tried to figure out how to help Isaac overcome his fear of water, they learned a few different simple swimming techniques. There was a simple back stroke with Isaac seemed to learn rather quickly which was followed by trying to teach Isaac how to swim normally. As Isaac tried to do the doggy paddle swim, it looked more like a cat tried to get of the water which cause Shirou to laugh and face palm at the same time. Isaac eventually got used to it and looked less awkward compared to how he originally looked.

The two of them actually started to enjoy their time in the red ocean. Isaac got a grasp on keeping his head above the water which made Shirou feel victorious on teaching someone who knew nothing about swimming to being able to float on water. Isaac with his head above the water, Looked over at Shirou and gave him a thumbs up while doing the back stroke. "Not too shabby eh? I think I got a hang to this whole swimming thing." Isaac said as he moved to standing in the water. Slowly Isaac felt the water around his neck sink past his chest to around his waist. "What th-" Instantly a large wave crashed into Isaac which pushed his body to the shoreline like a piece of debris. Isaac was breathing fine, but wasn't moving from the hit.

Shirou swam through the wave by using the breast stroke and noticed that Isaac wasn't where he was originally. Looking towards the beach, Shirou saw Isaac laying on the beach with his eyes closed. Shirou swam over to Isaac and ran up to him. "Hey, are you alright?"

"..." Nothing.

Shirou was internally panicking. "Nod your head or blink if you can understand what I'm saying!"

"...." Still nothing.

Crap crap crap. Shirou's eyes darted between Isaac and where Major Kiyoshi was on the beach. If something was wrong with Isaac's spine or skull, it would be a bad idea to move him at all, but the waves were lapping up on the beach again... "Alright, Isaac, I'm going to get the Major. It's the best thing to do if you're hurt..." Shirou took a couple steps in her direction before turning back. "...And if you're not, I just might have to clobber you a bit," he said with a humored tone overlaying the concern. As Shirou got closer to Kiyoshi who was walking along the beach side conveniently towards him as he hollered, "Major, Isaac's breathing but unresponsive!"

Kiyoshi noticed that it was Shirou and when the information registered in her head, she ran past Shirou while knocking him down to the ground. When Kiyoshi found Isaac on the the ground, she quickly assessed the situation and knelt down next to Isaac while muttering to her self, "Oh crap, oh crap oh crap oh crap. Come on Isaac, don't be dead!" Kiyoshi saw that he was still breathing and checked to make sure that nothing was broken or nothing too severe. Isaac's knees were skinned and were turning slightly red from the friction against the sand.

Isaac remained still until he started to cough up some water that made Kiyoshi slightly relieved. As his eyes slowly opened, Isaac looked around and saw Kiyoshi right in front of him with Shirou over her shoulder with a worried look on her face. "Wh-hat the hell happened...?" He managed to let out as he blinked his eyes from the bright sun. Isaac soon noticed instantly that Kiyoshi was leaning over him which gave him a front row seat to viewing her cleavage. Isaac started to turn red as he tried to look away but wasn't slightly shocked from the situation and from what he was seeing. "Uh...er..."

"Thank god." Kiyoshi said with a sigh of relief while pulling away. "Hmm? How're you feeling Isaac? You seem kinda red, do you feel feverish?" Kiyoshi said while reaching over to feel his forehead.

"I-I'm fine!" Isaac exclaimed as he moved back a bit. " Just eh...let a wave get the best of *cough* me." Isaac clears his throat as he to sits up.

"Alright, but you still don't look well, stay there while I go get the first aid kit" Kiyoshi said as she got up and headed towards their beach site where a kit was located.

As Kiyoshi started to leave, Isaac started to be more aware of what was going on and tried to stop Kiyoshi as he felt alright. "No, no I'm fine! Really it's..." Isaac paused as Kiyoshi didn't stop regardless to what he said."...not a big deal really." Isaac looked up at Shirou and rubbed his head while smiling. "Sorry...I didn't mean to scare you like that."

"J-jeez. Well, at least you're fine now. Uh, I don't suppose you want to try swimming again, eh?" Shirou said as he stared at Isaac before his face started to twitch up into a grin and he started to laugh.

Isaac paused and started to laugh as well and shook his head. "I think I'll stick to LCL from now on. At least you can't drown in that stuff for some reason." Isaac stopped laughing and looked Shirou straight in the eyes and said, "Thanks Shirou. I really appreciate you putting up with me."

Shirou was disarmed by Isaac's honest statement continued to smile at the fellow pilot. "I-it was nothing."

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Postby BPES » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:45 pm

Valda’s march across the beach was met with many looks from the other beach-goers that had gathered, either wondering about the mask or where the girl was going with such a hurried pace. Of course Valda ignored these people, what was different however was that it wasn’t her usual habit of deliberately ignoring them. Her mind was still in chaos, and the people around her didn’t even register as she continued making her way. She didn’t know where her destination was, but she’d find it eventually. More important than this vague destination was getting as far away from the others as possible. She should’ve just skipped it like Shiori had instead of going along with this nonsense.

Why was she here again? It was to Pilot the Evangelion wasn’t it? To defeat the angels and prtect humankind? To kill the monsters that threatened the world. To kill. Like she had tried to do to Akio? That wasn’t right, her actions then were… instincts? She recalled the violence, the bloodlust again, it still scared her. Terrified her that she was capable of such a thing, and worse that she had felt it whilst attacking an ally. An ally? Was that what disturbed her? He was being held hostage, the enemy was an angel right?

Valda found herself in front of a bunch of rocks and looked them over before finding the best spot to climb. It wasn’t hard, the rocks were probably considered dangerous but her grip was firm and she didn’t hesitate in her movements. It was just like then; she was so close to killing him, it was only thanks to Isaac’s intervention that she stopped. She hadn’t held back, hadn’t pulled her punches at that point. She had been crushing it, tearing it to pieces, scattering it like confetti.

Valda lost her footing and fell to the sandy ground just away from the rocks she had fallen from. Was it luck? Fate? Intention or something else? It didn’t matter. Valda let herself roll over in the sand and looked around her. This section of the beach was closed off, a little area surrounded by rocks, isolated from the rest of the beach; her own natural fortress, a private place where she could spend the rest of this miserable day.

She let her thoughts go back to the battle, as she had done dozens of times ever since it occurred. Again and again she kept replaying the events; again and again she wished she would just forget. The feelings she had felt at the time, the pure unbridled desire to kill… There was something else to it as well. Something she recognised, but couldn’t identify.

This was getting her nowhere; she was just looping the same thoughts and questions again and again in her mind. She needed to think, needed something to clear her head. There were other thoughts she needed to address as well, other concerns. Katla’s circumstance for a start, though it wasn’t just about Katla. It was about all of them, all these other pilots that surrounded her, the pilots she was supposed to work with, the pilots she was supposed to protect.

Why was that again? Because they were weaker than her right? But then, that snake had held ground against her without much issue so where did that leave things? And Katla had still been bullied despite Valda’s threats. She’d failed to…

NO! That wasn’t it, that couldn’t be it! It was those fools who had continued, they’d failed to understand what would happen if they kept it up. Right? But that Snake still took their side? No he made his own threats, right? So why? To begin with, Katla was sick? Why didn’t she know? Why hadn’t she asked? What about the others? She didn’t know any of them really,. Didn’t shiori try to comit suicide a while back? Hell she had even disappeared! Akio’s eyes had changed too, why? Why? Who were these people? Friends? No, Valda didn’t need those things? Strangers? No, they held more prominence than that. Colleagues? What did that even mean in the end? Subordinates? Why would she want the likes of the spare around? He was full of it! Allies? She had tried to kill Akio, what did that mean? Expendable? …

No! Unforgivable, whatever they were, expendable wasn’t it. She’d never forgive that. Never! That’s why her actions were so unforgivable, she’d been so willing to throw away Akio’s life to kill the enemy. So eager to kill, so eager… had she enjoyed it?

Valda shook her head and took off her mask, rubbing her eyes with her free hand. She needed to do something, anything to distract her. The sound of the gentle waves reminded her where she was and despite her earlier worries about her clothing, she decided now was a good a time as any to go for a swim. She’d forgotten to bring a towel but she didn’t care, she NEEDED this.

Stripping off her shirt and skirt, and placing them neatly folded on the sand next to her mask and sandals she walked to the water and paused. She let the waves roll across her feet before moving forward again, trembling at the sudden feeling of the cool water.

Heading for the deeper waters, Valda began to swim in circles around the area. She knew not to swim out too far so she just kept up the simple pattern. It was nice, focusing on something so simple, disregarding everything else.

But it could only last so long; she didn’t know how long she swam, 5 minutes, 10? It didn’t matter. What mattered was that eventually she stopped and let herself float staring into the skies. She couldn’t ignore it any longer. It was similar, in a way, the simple joy of swimming and that feeling back then. She didn’t worry, she didn’t think, all she did was indulge in her desires to destroy and the feeling of power that came with it. She had come so close to killing Akio, and she had enjoyed it. It was strange though, she beat miserable little punks around like Harada down and while certainly satisfying… it wasn’t the same.

Getting closer to the shore Valda sighed and looked down at the crimson waters, glancing away from the bright sunlight reflecting off its surface. That’s when she froze, eyes widened in shock. She saw herself in the red waters, and her mind could no longer see it as water. Unwanted memories and the sickeningly familiar smell of blood came to mind.

“RAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH!!” Valda screeched as she violently thrashed at the water, swiping and smashing the crimson liquid, trying to erase the person she saw in those waters. Throwing her frustration, her anger, her sorrow everything into trying to destroy what she saw Valda quickly wore herself out and collapsed in the water, it rising to her slumped shoulders as she breathed heavily. The reflection still lingering on the rippling waters.

This wasn’t supposed to be this way, it wasn’t. So why did she have to feel like this? She had to figure this out, she couldn’t say it out loud, only the weak needed to do that. She wasn’t weak, she couldn’t be weak. So she had to come up with the answers herself. And so, still trying to find an answer, she sat in the crimson waters, hidden from the rest of the beach.
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Postby MAGI_01 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:01 am

Akio paddled out to Tomoko. She had not gone very far out so, he caught up with her rather quickly although, he did struggle against a couple of waves since he is not that great of a swimmer. When he reached her, Tomoko was just treading water with a smile on her face.

“Having fun?” She asked innocently.

Akio took a moment to catch his breath before replying. “Yeah I’m having fun.”

Tomoko giggled. “Good!”

He turned his glace back towards the shore line for a moment, trying to spot the other’s when suddenly, he was hit in the face by a large splash of water.

Tomoko started laughing. “Catch me if you can!” She yelled before sticking her tongue out in a playful manner. She then began to swim away.

“Hey!” Akio shouted back as he began pursuing her in an attempt to splash her back.

Tomoko was faster than him in the water which was no surprise to him. She obviously was better at swimming the he was. He continued on even though catching up to her was a lost cause. Eventually he began to tire out and gave up all together.

“I give up! You win!” He shouted in her direction.

“Yeah!” Tomoko yelled out in celebration of her victory before she made her way back to him.

“How does it feel to lose to a girl?” She asked tauntingly.

Akio smiled deviously. “Haven’t lost yet!” He shouted as he cupped his hands and pushed as much water into her face as he could.

“Hey! That’s cheating!” Tomoko shouted, as he swam furiously towards the shore. She was hot on his heels the whole way back. As the water became shallow he was able to touch the bottom and run, seemingly able to keep just ahead of her. When they finally hit dry land she was now running after him. He started to slow down after a while which allowed her to catch up.

“Gotcha!” Tomoko yelled out as she tackled him onto the sandy beach. The two wrestled in the sand for a few moments, laughing the entire time, before Akio ended up on top of her in a position that the Major probably would have deemed “inappropriate” had she been watching. The two fell silent as they stared into each other’s eyes. Akio felt his pulse quicken and his chest tighten up. As he peered into her eyes he was instantly taken back months before when this exact sort of situation happened with Valda in Unit-02’s hanger. He recalled what he said to her that day and recalled his feelings for her despite their growing distance since the incident.

Snapping back to reality, he rolled off of Tomoko and sat up next to her. He rubbed the back of his head. “Um… sorry about that…” He hesitantly apologized.

“For what?” Tomoko asked as she sat up.

“For what just happened… It kind of looked like… I’m sorry ok.” He stuttered.

Tomoko smiled before placing a light kiss on his cheek. “Don’t worry Aki-chan! It was an accident!”

“Um… yeah I guess…” Akio said quietly.

Tomoko then let out a giggle and stood up. “Hey! I see your friend’s over there! We should go join
them!”

Join them? After Isaac telling me a bunch of half-truths? After he didn’t come fully clean with me about what happened… “Uh, why don’t we just stay here and lie in the sun or something?” Akio said in an attempt to change Tomoko’s mind.

“Oh come on! You guys are friends! Don’t you want to spend some time with them and have fun?!” She insisted.

Friend’s? I hardly even know Shirou… and Isaac is my… friend… but after what he did… I’m not sure I even want to talk to him right now… He thought as bitter feelings started to rise within him once more.

She grabbed his hand and pulled him to his feet. “Come on! We are going to join them!”

Akio let out a sigh “Fine.” Tomoko smiled and led the way down to Shirou and Isaac.


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Shirou and Isaac were just standing around at the water’s edge as they approached. “Hey! What’s up!” Tomoko called out.

"I was teaching Isaac to swim," said Shirou. He glanced at Isaac. "... But I think we're calling it quits for now."

Isaac let out a small chuckle. "Yeah, I'm not exactly the best at swimming. At least I can survive being out in the water thanks to Shirou."

Tomoko smiled. "Don't worry! You will get better at it!" She turns to Akio who is clearly avoiding eye contact with Isaac. "Right?" She asks him. "Yeah." Akio says quietly.

So he trusts Shirou enough to try to teach him how to swim, yet he does not seem to trust me enough to tell me what all happened with that Angel! He thought as he resisted clenching his hand into a fist.

Shirou glances between Isaac and Akio. "So how about you guys? What are you up to?"

Isaac stood quietly

"We... went for a swim" Akio said hesitantly. "Yep!" Tomoko said happily.

Shirou grinned. "When in Rome, right?"

Tomoko Nodded. “So, what do you guys want to do? She asked.

What do I want to do?! I… just. Akio thought as his anger built.

"Well, I know Shirou brought some board games and sand castle stuff." Isaac said while pointing towards Shirou's bag.

"Yeah," Shirou added brightly, "I brought stuff like Catan, D&D, Chinese Checkers, Monopoly..." He continued to ramble.

“Yeah, sounds great. Let’s play one of those.” Akio said, his voice laced with anger.

Tomoko turned to him. "What's wrong? You sound like you are upset."

“Oh don’t worry. It’s nothing!” Akio said as he tried to brush her question off.

Isaac looks over at Akio and raises and eyebrow. "Hey Shirou, why don't you set up a game.” Isaac looked at Akio. “Akio, come over for second..." He started to walk a bit away from the group.

Shirou's eyebrow quirked upward for a moment before he nodded and started fishing through his bag.

“Help Shirou setup a game.” Akio said to Tomoko before walking off with Isaac.

By the time Akio walks up, Isaac gives Akio a worried smile. "Hey are you alright? Is Tomo talking too much or something? Hehe I swear, that girl seems to do nothing but talk."

“No, it’s not her.” He pauses. “I’m not alright Isaac… I… why… why didn’t you tell me what happened?” Akio said in a bitter tone.

Isaac raises his eye brow being unsure to what Akio is talking about. "Wait, what are you talking about?"

“The incident with Unit-03!” Akio yelled.

Isaac clears his throat and looks around. "I thought we already talked about that...it wasn't your fault remember."

Shirou turned his head in the direction that Akio and Isaac walked off in. He then turned back to Tomoko. “Keep setting up, I need to go check on them.” She nodded as Shirou got up and started walking towards them.

“Yeah, I know it wasn’t my fault! What I want to know is why you kept me in the dark about how badly people were hurt!” Akio clenched his hands.

"What was I supposed to tell you? Tell you it was your fault and blame you for something that obviously wasn't? People are going to die...hell some of us might die too...."

Akio fell silent for a moment. “I know that, but…” He paused. “That still does not excuse you from not telling me! You had to have known I would have found out sooner or later.” He took a step towards Isaac.

"Get over it. It doesn't matter how you found out. I told you what happened so be grateful...." Isaac stared coldly at Akio.

Akio stood shocked by Isaac’s words. “I… I…” He hung his head.

"The longer you dwell on whatever happened to you, the more useless you are as a pilot. We can't babysit you over something that wasn't your fault. So get over it or go back home." He continued to stare coldly.

(BGM)

Akio balled up his hands and started to shake. “I thought you were my friend… I trusted you!”

Isaac looked away for a second and then back at Akio. "We were brought here to defend the world not be friends."

Akio was silent for a moment. “Fine! I’m done trying to be your friend!” Akio pushed Isaac backwards.

Isaac takes a step back and keeps staring at Akio.

"Alright, what's going on here." asked Shirou sternly.

Akio shot a glance over at Shirou for a moment before turning his attention back to Isaac. “Stay out of this Shirou!”

Shirou was shocked. "Why should I?! We're comrades!"

Isaac looks down at the sand and mutters, "...Stop being such a child." Isaac looks up at Akio and shows an emotionless stare. "By acting like this you are showing no respect for those who died that day. You're lucky that I saved your life..."

Akio took a step back… “You don’t understand…” he muttered quietly. “You don’t fucking understand! Their blood is on my hands because I got in that stupid piece of shit!” He took a step forward.

Isaac continued to stare at Akio "It isn't fair, but its life. In order to survive we sometimes have to do things we never want to, but we have to."

Akio looked down at the sand. “I…”

After a few moments of silence Akio looked back up at Isaac. He made a fist and threw a left hook which connected with the side of Isaac’s face. Isaac stumbled back and fell on his rear while grabbing his cheek.

Isaac looked up at Akio while gritting his teeth in pain and gets up to a knee and said to himself, "I Probably deserved that..."

Isaac stands up and looks over at the obviously upset Akio and says while holding his sore face, "Let's hope you actually put up that kind of fight against the next Angel and not mope around like it's your entire fault."

“I can give you more if you want!” Akio yelled as he lunged at Isaac, fist drawn back and ready to place another hit.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:20 pm

“Jié Qi, Unit-07 pilot,” Qi responded, taking hold of Tokei’s hand and giving it a nice, solid shake. “I wouldn't worry about first impressions though. They don't mean anything to me. So long as Nerv can achieve its goals, I will continue to act accordingly.” He smiled.

Almost immediately after Qi was done speaking, an alert rang out over the deck. “All hands brace for impact, I repeat, all hands brace for impact. High waves expected in the next one hundred eighty seconds.”

Time momentarily slowed down for Tokei. If they were making the announcement right now, it meant that the Eva had probably touched down. And if it had touched down just now, there should have been a shockwave approaching, right? Tokei glanced towards the water.

There was an audible whump as a wave of pressure whipped across the deck. Tokei’s head whipped back towards Qi. She had a moment to register that he seemed to be falling, followed by another moment to register that her hand was still ensnared in his. Tokei didn’t really have time to do more than blink before Qi toppled over, pulling her down along with him. Tokei threw her other hand out in front of her, barely stopping her head from becoming little more than a smear on the deck. Her head still smacked the floor of the ship, but it was simply a dull ache as opposed to a sharp pain. Tokei relaxed a little, simply taking solace in the fact that everything seemed to be fine. That was before she noticed that there was something warm under her chest. It also seemed to be breathing into her. Tokei pushed herself up off the ground, glancing down.

Qi was looking up at her, bemused. Tokei looked down at him, before realizing the extent of the position she was in. Somehow, Qi had managed to pull her on top of him. With her chest in his face. And her straddling him.

Qi looked up. Tokei looked down. Neither one seemed to be moving in the slightest. If this were any other teenaged girl or boy, there would be a lot of slaps, confused smiles, and red faces. However, the most clichéd sexual situation in the history of man seemed to have happened to the two people least likely to appreciate it.

Tokei sat back on Qi, using the traction of the deck to hoist herself up off the ground. She offered her gloved hand to Qi. He took it, and Tokei pulled the grey-haired child up off the ground.

“We should probably go.” Tokei nodded at Vander, who had appeared off to the side and was trying to keep a straight face. “It’s time to get ready.” Keeping hold of Qi’s hand, Tokei started pulling the boy towards the senior officer.
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Postby Blue Monday » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:01 am

The white trail in the sky quickened then vanished completely from sight, as if swallowed up, as it met the bloody red horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

Raglan turned from it, and glanced at the Second Child as she walked away from her place at the railing.

Well, no one can say I don’t at least try to talk to people, he mused to himself - Though the thought was cut short when he noticed Akai approach the Fifth Child instead, speaking and holding out her hand in greeting; as if they were meeting for the very first time.

Ditching his company for Jié Qi’s left a bitter taste in his mouth, his icy grey-blue eyes burning a hole in the back of the two.
Pfft, seems like they’re made for each other anyway…

It was then that the alarum sounded:
“All hands brace for impact, I repeat, all hands brace for impact. High waves expected in the next one hundred eighty seconds.”

Before the Sixth could firm his grip on the rail behind him, a violent gust of wind whipped over the view deck, coupled with uneasy waves lapping at the ship down below. The shock-wave made the floor lurch under his feet, causing Raglan to slip, only keeping himself upright as his elbow slammed down and caught on the very railing he was leaning against.

Taking stock, Raglan began pulling himself upright, noticing Vander had just entered onto the deck via the stairwell;
“Ahem, when you're ready, we need you guys down front to be ferried over to the carriers. In your own time of course.” The older man said in a nearly mischievous tone.

Puzzled, Raglan followed Vander’s gaze, and found the most hilariously random thing he’d seen in…
Well, since ever.

Qi was on the ground, Tokei straddling him atop. Her breasts, accentuated by the tightness and fit of her plugsuit, pushed right to the Fifth Child’s face who’s expression was completely unphased by the whole situation.

“Oh man.” The sheer ridiculousness of the sight caused the Sixth to chuckle. The blank look on Qi’s face contrasting to the one of slight inconvenience on Tokei Akai’s. And the whole cleavage thing. It was just way too much.

Raglan’s smile darkening cheekily, he reached round into his duffel almost unknowingly, grabbing for an item which he found with relative ease. And like lightning, he manage to take a quick photo of his two fellow pilots locked in their seemingly compromising position using the camera on his phone.

“Haha, ah man – Wait ‘til Aki, Izumi and the guys get a load of this!”
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