The curse of Evangelion Unit 03 began long before the War of the Angels began. It did not just touch the life of Touji Suzahara...but all the people involved with its creation...and all the people of NERV 04, in Westfield, Mass.
There are choices that are made that affect not only ourselves, but those we care about. When Regulus Black made a choice to leave the Death Eaters, he had no idea how far that choice would take him. This is the story of one of the people most affected. His daughter, Chara Azriel Black.
The Seventeenth Angel has been destroyed, and with it the heart of Shinji Ikari. At the same time, Mayuka Masaki is living through normal life in Okayama. When these two find each other, will Mayuka's carefree spirit be enough to heal the open wounds in Shinji's heart and soul?
With thanks to Lord Deathscythe
"Graffiti decorations, underneath a sky of dust. A constant wave of tension, on top of broken trust. The lessons that you taught me I learned where never true...I wanna know the answers - no more lies." -Linkin Park
Nerv Central has been destroyed, and Seele is in chaos. In the middle of this upheaval, Shinji and Mayuka fall even more in love with each passing day. Will they be able to continue on in peace? And what secrets lay hidden from them even now?
"Would you dance, if I asked you to dance? Would run, and never look back? Would you cry, if you saw me crying? Would you save my soul tonight? Would you laugh, oh please tell me this - would you die, for the one you love - hold me in your arms tonight? I will stand by you forever."
Things have been going well at the Masaki Shrine. Shinji and Mayuka grow closer day by day, awaiting the time when they can marry. But a dark force from the past may have something to say about that. Will the two young lovers survive this trial?
"True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does." - Unknown "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." - Friedrich Nietzsche
An alternate string of events in the "Savage Overture" storyline. By some force of will, Gendo Ikari survived four months in Unit-01's entry plug, sustained only by the LCL within. He has been given a chance to redeem himself in the eyes of his son, but redemption is never that easy.
"It was my right to die as well, instead I live, but live in hell - shall his sins be forgiven? Shall his crimes be reprieved? - And must I now begin to doubt, who never doubted all these years? My heart is stone, and still it trembles." - Les Miserables
After two years of waiting, two years of planning, and two years of hoping, Shinji and Mayuka are finally about to be wed. But things like this almost never go without a hitch. What they went through at the hands of Nerv, Seele, and Yuzuha can't compare to the nightmare that awaits them... the in's and out's of planning and pulling off a wedding.
"It's been a long road, getting from there to here. It's been a long time, but my time is finally here. I will see my dream come alive at last. I will touch the sky. And they're not gonna hold me down no more. No they're not gonna change my mind."
- Russell Watson, "Faith of the Heart" (theme to "Enterprise")
With the birth of Yui Masaki, Shinji and Mayuka get on with the start of their family. Ritsuko has moved on to a new project, this time truly for the benefit of humanity. Change, constant and unstoppable happening to everyone. On Jurai however, someone demands answers about Shinji's past. A past he had hoped would be forgotten forever.
In the time before the Eva's fought in Tokyo-3, before Second Impact while Gendo courted Yui, Mayuka Masaki was reborn into the world. Now is a look back at her life, leading up to Shinji Ikari coming into her life.
Time and space flow like a river, with several off shoots and tributaries of alternate realities. There are times that these flows connect to each other, and sometimes a passage through is made. Shinji Ikari passed through one of these passages, into the world of Shinji Masaki while Yui Masaki fell into his.
In another place, and in another time - Mayuka Masaki was seperated her family after the attack on Tokyo. She grew up with a new name, and a new life - as the daughter of Gendo and Yui Ikari - and sister to Shinji.