The young girl lay lifeless in a hospital bed, her red hair spread out from her, a young boy entered and sat next to her. His dark blue eyes had almost hollow from the pain he felt just looking at her. Shinji had just defeated the 17th angel, Kaoru Nagisa, his friend. He had had to crush the young boy in the hands of Unit-01 to save humanity, but he felt as if his soul had been taken from him. As he gazed upon Asuka, his roommate and fellow pilot, he felt as if, even though he had saved Earth from the angels, he had failed to save her.