Ryouji Kaji laughed out loud, shaking his head from side to side as he turned back to the row of vending machines in the NERV break room. "Yeah, Shinji," he chuckled, "I know you're a boy. Come on, have a cup of tea, we'll talk."
He could almost imagine the EVA pilot eying the door behind them, trying to decide if he should stay or go. Come on, kid, Kaji thought, smiling faintly as he bought himself a fresh cup of coffee, let's you and me have a little chat about life.