As always, spoiler warnings: this is an altered continuity, after episode 22.
Here is the sequel to "I Mustn't Run Away". (I'd advise that it have been recently read before reading this; find it at
Sorry it's so long. ^_^) This one is from Asuka's perspective. I really hope I got it right. I also hope that this, along with the previous story, will show for sure that I do really like Asuka. Yes, really.
(That is perhaps my biggest regret with NGEjd.)
This story (and "I Mustn't Run Away", retroactively) is for Michael Borgwardt, in particular. Have fun.