Chapter 4.1: Project G.O.L.F

"Will that be all, Mr. Tezuka?" asked Commander Ikari, sitting at his desk, Fuyutsuki standing adjacent to him.

"That seems to cover it all, Commander, the overall budget seems in order and everything seems in order," said Mr. Tezuka, NERVs senior accountant, looking down at the clipboard in his hands. "However, there is just one thing I'd like to ask?"

"What is it?" asked Fuyutsuki.

"Well, when reviewing the budget, my team and I noticed a listing under the Human Instrumentality project that seemed out of place. Its name was listed as "Project Golf" if you don't mind me asking, but what is this Project Golf?"

"That is none of your concern, Mr. Tezuka. The details of that project are only available to me, the Sub-commander, and Dr. Akagi."

Mr. Tezuka nodded, "Yes, sir, I understand. That was my initial thought… however, when I inquired about it with Dr. Akagi herself stated that she had no recollection of said project. She was not even notified about its existence." he said, looking up to see Commander Ikari and Fuyutsuki, both in nervous sweats.

Fuyutsuki leaned over the Commander's shoulder. "I thought you said that everything about it was completely under wraps even from her?!" he whispered.

The Commander remained silent, sweat dripping off of his face rapidly.

"Ikari, we need to come forward about this, it's too late to keep quiet about this now that she's become involved!"

Commander Ikari stood up from his seat. "Mr. Tezuka, please understand that may be, if not the, most important part of the Human Instrumentality Project!"

Mr. Tezuka raised his eyebrow. "So much so that it takes up 67% of the project's budget, overshadowing the two projects listed above that have most of their details blacked out?"

"Y-yes…" the Commander replied meekly, his out-of-character nature disturbing Mr. Tezuka.

"I… I see, if that is the case, may I at least have an idea as to what this project exactly entails?"

The Commander didn't respond, he simply stared at the floor below him. "N2 mine golf…"

"Excuse me… what?" asked Tezuka.

"N2 mine golf… with the Evangelions. That is Project Golf."

Mr. Tezuka took a deep breath, processing everything he had heard. He cleared his throat, "Alright then, if that is all, then I will be off…" he said, "...to get a drink."