Shinji stirred in the hospital bed. He remembered being captured inside the twelfth angel, the energy of the EVA's life support systems running out.
He had been waiting for death to come.
But he had not died. Shinji couldn't remember how he had escaped but he remembered seeing Misato after the plug had been opened, just before he had lost consciousness yet again.
Seems it was now about time to face the 'unfamiliar ceiling' once again.
Slowly, he opened his eyes.
'It's not that unfamiliar anymore, though,' he thought sadly.