When Shinji wakes up to approximately fifty texts and nine missed voice calls he—she! She! She can’t keep misgendering herself in her own mind, but goodness, suddenly switching the track on her mental narration has proven more than a little difficult—figures that the world has ended and they’ve figured out a way to blame her (again).
When she sees further that they’re from Asuka, she Knows with a Capital K that the probability of her walking outside unscathed has dipped below Akagi-hakase’s famous 0.0000000001%.
As it turns out, Rei made one note of comment concerning seeing a new film at breakfast, which naturally prompted Asuka to declare movie night. At the mall. After peak hours.
from like 8pm to 1am, ritsuko’s up checking up on inner systems of the magi. this is maya’s equivalent to “i wore my best outfit and my crush isn’t even here to see it” so sie shoves the pillow in a nerv compartment (they have those) and kinda resigns hirself to bridge-work and pencil pushing. once again ritsuko stays up there until the crack of dawn - and after much persuasion on hyuga’s and aoba’s end - maya goes home, forgetting about the pillow in the compartment
so it’s 5am and ritsuko’s finally finished and no one is around except for gendo. she checks up on commander uggo mcfuggerson; he supplicates for a dtf session but she declines because she’s physically and maybe a little emotionally exhausted. she’s packing up and checking through the bridge compartments to see if she’s missed anything and lo and behold - a small cat pillow. ritsuko hasn’t a clue who it belong to but she’s takes it with her and the next day maya finds her using it.
the next day ritsuko brings it with her and mentions the mysterious circumstances of her chancing upon it, misato and kaji and asuka (it’s downtime, she’s overhearing this convo) all are BUZZED WITH EXCITEMENT and someone mentions ghosts - meanwhile maya drags aoba and hyuga to the side and swears sie will come for them if they ever so much as utter a word of this. they stay silent on this front. 3 weeks later it’s ritsuko’s fav pillow it’s worn from overuse and maya still hasn’t told her
It’s not until an embarrassingly lengthy period of time later that Ritsuko at last discovers the truth behind the cat pillow. In fact, it’s not until Maya is slowly sitting up on the shore of a sea that looks suspiciously like the orange juice sie drank that morning (hang on, though—what about the time in that … that whatever it was? Did that count? Sie supposes that the geologists and astrophysicists will have to smack their heads together for that) that sie realises sie’s wearing a dress with the cat pillow pattern on it.
Little purple kittens in obnoxiously yellow cowboy hats on a green background. Sie’s not certain whether sie’s supposed to blame hir subconscious or hir—
- soulmates au
- childhood best friends au
- teacher/student au
- teacher/single parent au
- one night stand and falling pregnant au
- meeting at a coffee shop au
- fake relationship au
- roommates au
- meeting online au
- high school popular kid/nerd au
- partners in crime au
- writer and…
all I’m sayin is that the Rei Ayanami Anti-Fetishization Brigade and the Asuka S.Langley Protection League should’ve taken off just as much as the Shinji Ikari Defense Squad
It’s 2 AM and this is the funniest thing i have ever seen in my life. Tears are streaming down my face.
Who thought this would be a good mashup? And why?
[05:38:00] GC: ok but like eva was supposed to b about asuka and rei
[05:38:04] GC: imagine yuri evangelion
[05:38:09] GC: WAIT I DON’T HAVE TO IMAGINE
[05:38:12] GC: [POINTS 2 REBUILD]
[05:38:14] arcadia: fAV