Happy Thursday everyone!
So, with a new chapter out Saturday, I figure its time to post an excerpt. Also, I noticed when I came online that the views to this thread were over 9,000 which in 6 months' time isn't that bad. So I'm quite happy so many people have looked, and here's a gif to show my appreciation! A very obvious one I might add.
So thank you everyone for looking and enjoying
NOw, enough mindless babble from me, here's the excerpt
Excerpt from Episode V: SEELE Strikes Back – Chapter 6 – You Can (Not) Handle the Truth
June 21, 2016 – Tokyo–3 Junior High School, Class 2–A
Shinji, Mari, Asuka, and Rei had stayed behind to clean the classroom. Mari and Asuka had been assigned by Hikari to clean the classroom, but seeing as they all had sync tests after school, Shinji had decided to stay behind, and rather than going to NERV alone, Rei decided to help her friends clean as well, and hopefully finish faster and get to NERV to avoid being late.
“So, who’s in charge of our sync tests today?” Mari asked as she swept the floor.
“Well, I think it’ll still be Maya in charge of them.” Shinji said as he cleaned the windows. “I don’t think Dr. Akagi has been let back to work yet. I know she hasn’t come to apologize to me yet. What about you guys?”
“Well, then you’re the only one.” Asuka said as she cleaned each of the desks. “She came to me and Mari last week. And I know she bothered Maya at home, she told us that a few days ago.”
“She visited my apartment three days ago.” Rei said as she wiped down the chalk board with a rag. “She seemed annoyed with having to apologize for her actions.”
“Well, she’s not a nice person is she?” Mari asked.
“No, she’s not very kind at all.” Shinji said.
“It’s like she’s avoiding you, Shinji.” Asuka said.
“Well, maybe she’s ashamed of what she did.” Mari said.
“Or something else is bothering that fucking bitch.” Asuka muttered.
“Asuka, what did I tell you?” Shinji said.
Asuka sighed deeply “You said not to call her names…”
“Right, she may not be nice, but we shouldn’t sink to her level, Asuka.” Shinji said. “Don’t smirk either Mari, this goes for you too.”
“Sure puppy, I can try…” Mari said as she continued to smirk.
“Mari… don’t try, just do it.” Shinji said sternly.
“Wow, look at you, mister forceful.” Mari joked. “Maybe you should be leading us in battle, Commander.”
“Yeah, and how would that work?” Shinji said sarcastically as he sprayed the last window to clean it. “I doubt Asuka would follow my orders, and none of us should really be in charge, we should always work together… as equals.”
“Well, he’s not wrong.” Asuka said. “I wouldn’t listen to him… and we should be equals out there through. We all know now what could happen if we don’t back each other up.”
“You mean you could catch an Angel in your hands and wait for the rest of us to get our sweet asses there?” Mari asked.
“Being absorbed into another dimension by an Angel with no foreseeable way to escape?” Rei asked.
“Or is it having an Angel sever your cables to the surface, and then start to fall deeper into a volcano?” Shinji asked.
“Yes.” Asuka said. “We don’t exactly have the luxury of working independently with the Angels… we might regret it.”
“Asuka, just relax, we’ll be fine, now that Shinji has that selfless hero thing out of his system.” Mari said. “Right, puppy?”
“I already you guys a bunch, I won’t scare you like that again…” Shinji muttered.
“Well, I hope you don’t mind if we still don’t believe you.” Asuka said.
“Yeah, whatever…” Shinji said as he walked over to grab a rag and help Rei with the chalkboard.
“Hey!” Asuka shouted. “Don’t whatever me, baka! This is serious!”
“Asuka, will you relax, I said I wouldn’t do it again.” Shinji said. “If one of us gets trapped, then we’ll just have to figure out a way to save them without anyone sacrificing themselves again, ok?”
“Yeah, fine…” Asuka said.
As Shinji was wetting down the rag, Rei was at the bucket and doing the same, and as she was ringing it out, Shinji thought it looked familiar. Rei twisted the rag back and forth three times to make sure it was rung out.
‘That’s just how my mother used to do that…’ Shinji thought. “You ring that out like my mother did…” Shinji said without thinking.
“What?” Rei asked.
Shinji blushed. “I said you ring that out like a mother.” Shinji corrected himself.
Rei herself blushed. “Oh, well thank you, Shinji…”
Mari had overheard Shinji’s original statement, and gave him a piercing stare. ‘Puppy’s right, she does ring that out like Yui did… ’ Mari thought. ‘Adding that to all of the other similarities make me wonder who Rei really is… and why does it matter if I love her… I love Yui too, and the similarities are starting to add up into something I can’t explain…’ Mari coughed. “I’m sure Rei will make a wonderful mother someday.”
Rei turned ever redder. “Oh, thank you…”
“Jeez, baka, you made wundergirl blush.” Asuka quipped as she rolled her eyes. “You should try complimenting every girl you know like that.”
“I’m sure you’ll be a great mother someday too, Asuka.” Shinji said politely.
Asuka turned her head away from Shinji in a huff. “Well I don’t believe you now, because I had to prompt you, baka.”
“Awww, princess, are you butt hurt?” Mari asked.
“No, I’m not butt hurt, four eyes.” Asuka said. “It would just be nice to be complimented sometimes, that’s all.”
“Well, you have a cute ass, princess.” Mari said.
“What, do you look or something?!” Asuka asked.
“Well, we all change together, princess, it’s hard not to notice.” Mari said.
Asuka grumbled. ‘Just take the compliment, Asuka…’ Asuka thought.
“Hey, Asuka…” Shinji said. “I think you have pretty eyes…”
Asuka stared at him. “Really?”
“Yeah, they’re like the color of sapphires…” Shinji said as he blushed. “They sparkle like them too…”
Asuka blushed too. “Thanks, Shinji… no one’s ever said that.”
“You’re welcome Asuka.” Shinji replied sheepishly.
“Mari, I believe you have been left out of all these compliments.” Rei said.
“Yeah, but I don’t mind.” Mari said. “I know I’m awesome.”
“Well, you should be aware that you also have a very symmetrical face.” Rei said.
“I’m flattered, blueberry.” Mari said as she herself blushed a bit. “But why does that matter exactly?”
“Scientists say that a more symmetrical face indicates a higher level of attractiveness.” Rei stated. “I read it somewhere.”
“I’m sure you did blueberry.” Mari said. “Thank you for noticing.”
“You are quite welcome.” Rei said.
“So, what time is it?” Asuka asked.
Shinji checked his new watch and realized the time. “We have to be to NERV in half an hour!” Shinji exclaimed.
“What?!” Asuka asked.
“Yeah, how is it that late?” Mari asked.
“I believe we used a lot time complimenting each other.” Rei said.
“Well, regardless of the reasons, we should hurry up.” Shinji said. “We don’t want to be late for Maya.”
“Yeah, she’s way nicer than Ritsuko.” Mari said. “I wouldn’t want to disappoint her.”
“I quite agree.” Rei said. “She is very kind.”
“Well, let’s shut up and go then!” Asuka said. “Come on, let’s go!”
The links and status of my saga are below: Table of ContentsOrigins Arc
- Complete!Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
; Complete, 10 ChaptersNeon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode II: Attack of the Seeds
; Complete, 12 ChaptersNeon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode III: Revenge of Ikari
; Complete, 12 ChaptersAngels Arc
- UnderwayNeon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode IV: The Last Hope
; Complete, 12 of 12 ChaptersNeon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode V: SEELE Strikes Back
; In-Process, 5 of 12 Chapters
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode VI: Return of Reality; Outlined, 0 of 12 ChaptersResurgence Arc
- Under Construction...
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode VII: Awakenings
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode VIII: Echoes of the Past
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - Episode IX: DaybreakSupplemental Stories
- UnderwayNeon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - One Shots
; In-Process, 3 of ?? ChaptersNeon Genesis Evangelion: Legacy - One Shots: A Very Evangelion Xmas
; In-Process, 2 of ?? Chapters