Secrets should never be forgotten…
Arrival at Mabase
20 minutes later
Somewhere between Mabase and Tokyo-3
"Pilot? How long until our arrival?" Misato spoke into the intercom.
"Not long now, we should be able to see it very soon." He replied.
"Ryoukai." She turned to Shinji sat beside her. "Shinji-kun, how are you?"
Seeing the same look on his face that he has each time he is asked to pilot, she smiles compassionately. "Don't worry Shinji-kun, you won't need to pilot for long, rumour has it that the Angels will soon leave us alone." This didn't make him any happier. "Remember one thing though," he turned to face her, "you still have value beyond being a pilot of Eva, in my eyes at least. Don't ever think yourself to be less than others, or else you will not be able to make life enjoyable for yourself." With this he managed to crack a smile, making Misato beam back at him.
"Mabase straight ahead." Everyone wearing intercoms in the aircraft heard the pilot's voice.
Misato turned to look out of the window to see nothing but a huge building.
"Wh… What is that?!"
"I… I've never seen anything like it…" Maya gasped. Everyone was speechless as they saw the size of what had to be the largest building constructed in the known world.
The VTOL pilot veered around the building only to be faced with a large mecha, wearing what seemed to be an overcoat holding a shotgun in two arms.
"Target sighted! Move back! We're going to set ourselves down away from here!" The pilot was slightly edgy as he moved the VTOL aircraft to a safe distance away, far behind the large building, the Eva ATU landing closely behind it.
Two minutes later
"Okay Shinji-kun, you know what to do, try not to aggravate it, and if need be try and move it away from the buildings."
"Hai…" He looked at his battery life and was tad relieved of seeing the dashes instead of numbers, meaning that the S2 Organ Unit-01 ingested was indeed producing its own power.
"Take the pistol with you, we don't want there to be any civilian casualties. This isn't Tokyo-3, people haven't been evacuated here. Any more destructive than this and we risk large-scale damage. If you run out of ammo you can always use the Progressive Knife."
"Hai…" Pressing the right control lever he willed the Eva into picking up the pistol lying there beside him, and after some technicians had finished filling up the clip, he loaded it into the gun.
Misato turned to Maya. "Any news from the Magi as to what it is yet?"
"No, they're still unsure." She replied somewhat shocked that the supercomputers could still not understand it.
Turning to Makoto she continued, "Status of the target?"
"Holding steady but it seems to be turning its back on us, away from the large construction." He replied, reading the details of the satellite image he was receiving.
"Okay Shinji-kun," She moved her hand to the microphone by her mouth, "Now is your chance, go to it!"
Clutching the pistol with both hands, Unit-01 pressed its back to the building, facing the command team. Edging itself to the left, Shinji managed to make it look around the corner without being seen. However, he was more shocked by the fact that it was shooting at something. Noticing some object moving around in the sky at a high speed he zoomed in on the image to see what appeared to be a woman wearing a bunny outfit on a flying guitar. Sweatdropping, he saw that it was firing bombs at the large mecha from a child's catapult. Unsure if he was seeing things he withdrew and reopened communications.
"Misato… did I just see what I thought I saw?" The viewscreen in the entry plug showed Misato gaping at the same images he saw being replayed over and over.
"H… Hai…" That was all she could say, her eyes wandering back to those images.
Maya was working away furiously in the background. She's probably trying to figure out if my viewer is malfunctioning. Taking a few bold steps around the corner, he saw the mecha still firing at the woman. She seemed to be avoiding all its shots until she got too confident and ended up inside the barrel as it fired, guaranteeing a hit. A building was destroyed as it shot straight into it to make sure she was shot. Shinji was shocked. A whole building destroyed? How many lives have been lost now? He was about to shoot it before another object entered his field of vision. Focussing on the new entrant he saw that it was a red robot, again flying, wearing a green cloak, and now the woman was on it still firing at the large mecha. Suddenly, the red robot transformed into a large cannon, and fired from behind the mecha, piercing its overcoat. Shinji looked on in amazement as the bullet re-entered the red robot. However the second shot did not hit; as it was falling the larger mecha fired on the exact trajectory and knocked the projectile off course, somewhere into the city. Enraged the woman flew at the mecha with her guitar, before it did something none of them could have expected. Falling, its overcoat fell open revealing five long appendages, each wielding a weapon. Unable to do anything but watch, Shinji looked on as each weapon focussed on the woman and fired at once, creating a huge explosion.
Shinji was shaking; he hadn't seen such destruction since Unit-00… No! I can't think of that right now! "Misato!"
"Shinji-kun! Take it out of the city now!" She replied immediately, forgetting the image of the flying woman for the sake of lives.
Running in, dropping the pistol, Unit-01 grabbed a hold of the mecha and threw it away from the city, kicking it for good measure. It rolled over a few times before coming to a stop; Shinji picked up the pistol again while it was incapacitated. The mecha picked itself up and turned its red eye (well, Shinji assumed to be an eye) to wards Shinji. In doing so, he saw that an insignia was on its head, in the form of a letter 'M' above another 'M'. The mecha was hesitant; it was watching Unit-01 and the city with equal intent. Turning to the city it began to lurch towards it.
"NO!" Firing four shots he managed to halt its progress, the bullet holes visible through the overcoat.
The mecha's eye glowed brighter for a second and revealed two arms, one with a shotgun, the other a pistol. Without a thought, it began to fire at Shinji relentlessly, forcing him to be moved back.
"Shinji-kun, use your AT-Field!" Misato screamed over the communications viewer.
Willing it to be true, he was surprised to see that none of the bullet and shells could penetrate the AT-Field. Is this creature really not an Angel? Their power could break through easily… Whilst he had the upper hand he began to unload the clip into the mecha. After having fired the remaining eight bullets, no discernible effect had been made to the enemy apart from more holes and some peripheral damage to the outer face of it. Removing the Progressive Knife from its holder he was about to jump in to attack before a red object flew in above his head and then ploughed through the mecha's head, sending bits of shrapnel and machinery everywhere. The mecha, now up in the air, could do nothing as the red object drilled through the heart of it, even more machinery flying out. Shinji focussed on the red object to see that it was the red robot, now alone as it continued to fly into the city, its job undoubtedly complete. Walking over to the still mecha, Shinji looked at some of the machinery scattered on the ground. Noticing that one piece was moving away from him, he immediately stepped on it, to stop it from escaping into the city. Looking up again, his heart froze, as what now stood there wasn't in fact a mecha, but a giant hand poised to grab something, since it solidified into what appeared to be stone. Turning around, he saw the retrieval teams drive over to help him out, but he saw the large building in a whole new light.
Okay, my first crossover fic. Not very good so far on the whole FLCL side of it, but I hope to be able to merge the two universes without any major cracks appearing. In case you didn't catch it from the first chapter, this is set in the period between the death of the 16th Angel and the arrival of the 17th Angel in NGE, and during/after the battle with the fifth Medical Mechanica robot, episode 5, of FLCL.
Soon to come (not necessarily the next episode): NERV sets out to find out who the mysterious people were in order to find out how they came to possess such power. SEELE ponders over these events, as does Medical Mechanica.