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  1. Part 1 - Shattered Dreams "So, this is the promised land then?" "It´ll have to be." "Well... it looks really good, that´s for sure." The sunlight bathed the metal covered bridge of the Ark where the two people were standing. Beyond the glass of the huge window before them, a new Sun blessed a green world with the light of life. It was a bigger planet than Earth, they could now see, and with much more land than their original home. It´s predominant colour was that of forests and fields, though there were more than enough spots of blue for them not to worry about water. The yellow and reddish of deserts and the white of ice caps were also present, making for an environment as varied as they could hope. Admiral Adalard Sauer allowed himself a smile on his usually stern face. It was true that they still had a lot of work to do, but a finding such as this was a relief after all that time searching. "Truly a blessing of God in the emptiness of space..." The big man completed in contemplation. "There is no God." Answered the girl´s voice from before in an irritated tone, her familiar sillouette still hidden in the shadows. "And we´re better off this way, trust me." Adalard sighed and looked down for a bit. "Right, you know more about that than me anyway. I´m just happy the search is over." His eyes took back their usual severe gaze as he walked to the command panel of the spaceship. He pressed some buttons on the complicated interface and then took a microphone connected to the ark´s speaker sistem. "Attention all personnel of Ark-01 Noah, prepare for landing procedures and posterior Cryosleep release of the settlers on the surface of planet..." He stopped for a bit, thinking maybe Kepler 452b wasn´t such a good name for their new home. "...Canaan." He finally completed. A giggle sounded behind him. "Damn, you don´t look like it but you´re a hopeless romantic, Adalard. You should be a poet or a writer." "Oh well. A man can dream sometimes, right Asuka?" ------------------------------------------------------------ Awakening from Cryosleep was almost like waking up from a really long nap - just colder. After the individual cryo chambers opened, a trained member of Noah´s medical staff checked the basic life signs of it´s occupant. After that they were divided into age groups and sent in line for a more complete medical analysis. A multitude of people, soldiers, doctors, scientists and workers were walking around and talking excitedly. Seemed like they had suceeded in finding a new habitable home. In that ship bustling with activity, in a line like many others at the doors of a doctor´s office, five children ended up meeting - a meeting that would, more than anything else, determine the fate of the whole exodus. ((Just as the post says, fate brings you together at the doctor´s door. Time for some presentations and some reencounters!)) Opening
  2. Asuka opened a locker that had her name on it and grabbed a yellow dress, knee high, simple but pretty - the other girls would probably find jeans or something provided by the ship´s staff, but she had more time to prepare. " Did she have blue hair and look like she was bored of everything? If so I might have seen her before... Well, I bet more than one aquaintance of mine was caught on that anyway." She tried to sound as neutral as possible but, if that was true, then she would have to look into it - that girl probably meant trouble.
  3. Asuka fell silent for a moment and then answered in a (surprisingly) calm tone. "I was pretty much useless out there this time, I know that. And I think I already thanked you girls, but that doesn´t mean I need to take whatever you say without complaining." Then she seemed to realize something and turned her head to look at Beverly. "Wait a minute. Red eyed? What do you mean?"
  4. " Well thank you, I wouldn´t settle for 'cute' anyway." Asuka answered Beverly, not letting her voice show signs of annoyance. " You seem like just another kid who thinks having a rough childhood is a free pass for doing whatever you want... But at least you learned how to make witty comebacks from those 'issues' of yours, so I guess you´re not entirely hopeless."
  5. Asuka broke off her silence to go in Kyou´s aid - if only to try and throw Beverly a bit off, since all that noise was irritating her. "Oh, so we´re getting cute animal nicknames now? Interesting way of bonding with your friends Beverly... I can actually think of one or two for you as well." She said, turning off the shower and grabbing a towel for herself.
  6. "You must lose a lot then if you don't like luck." Asuka plainly ignored Beverly's statement -which wasn't entirely wrong- and started to turn back into her shower when the little girl (Ranga, was it?), much to her surprise, yelled at her. "Don't swear!" "Well, of course. Kids shouldn't swear, my bad." She answered with a hint of irony on her voice. That was when Beverly managed to change the subject... Quite a lot. It was quickly becoming apparent to Asuka that she wasn't used to talking with people "her age" anymore. It had been quite a while since the last time, and after all that happened, this kind of subject seemed futile and devoid of any importan- damn, she's bigger than me. The redhead pilot couldn't hold a whistle when she noticed the... objects of the girls' talk. Then she realized she did that aloud and, after awkwardly facing Satomi for a moment, slowly turned her back to the girl and put extra focus into grabbing the soap and starting to wash herself.
  7. "[...]Besides, it's over now! We've beaten the Angel and we can live here peacefully from now on!" "Is it, now?" Asuka answered without looking back. "Humanity thought it was over once... until an hour ago. And we are in another planet for f#@'s sake. How can we be sure it is over?" "They didn't really ask. They mostly just shoved us into the robots." "Ok then. So if you were given a choice in the matter would it have played differently?" Asuka stood silent for a moment, turned on the shower and then finally faced them. "Look, I'm not trying to sound ungrateful here. If you didn't come, I might be dead by now - and one fifth of what's left of humanity with me. I'm just mad at how improvised the whole thing was, with no warning, no training, not even plugsuits. You did well, considering everything, but luck played a big part in that last strike... And winning by luck is close to losing in my book."
  8. Asuka was the last to enter the locker room - she had to go through some extra check ups - and she stood by the door for a bit, measuring the other pilots with her sky-blue eyes. The red head, now for the first time seeing the others face to face, was about 1.6 meters tall, her long hair locked in twin tails that cascadaded down her back. Her clothing was a red full body suit, matching the colour of her EVA, that clung to her body tightly enough to show her lean, athletic figure even before she finally crossed the room and started undressing. "So you are the new kids who were dumb enough to get in EVAs to try and save the world, eh? Welcome to the club." she threw her red suit aside and walked towards a shower. "Did you think it would be cool? Fighting monsters in your giant robots and stuff?"
  9. When the six Evangelions arrived in the hangar the maintenance staff guided them to their respctive holding bays (Asuka's and Ahmed's needed cranes to do the job) and soon they were all locked in position again by multiple restraints. The entry plugs were taken out and replaced by signal-cutting ones, and the pilots were greeted by nurses who took them past the control room and into a small medbay that was right beside it. There was a rush of people moving towards the EVAs, presumably the maintenance crew already starting the repairs, and all of those who passed by the kids looked at them with curiosity, said thanked and congratulated them. Dr. Hashimoto was still inside the control room, for those who bothered to look for him, apparently being yelled at by an angry looking Dr. Alma Neummann. Once in the medbay, they went through a number of health check-ups (for the second time in the day) before the doctors assured them they had no injuries at all - although some had some fading symptoms of shock - and the pain they felt earlier was not related to their bodies at all. The doctors themselves were confused about that but, with nothing else they could do, the children were told to go take a shower in the locker rooms behind the bay and then go back to the control room for a debriefing.
  10. "Fath- Doctor Hashimoto, Admiral, the Angel l-looks dead. W-We got it." There was an uproar at the control room following Satomi's words. The officers and staff jumped from their chairs, laughed, and some hugged their colleagues, celebrating the kid's triumph - and being allowed to live another day, of course. Admiral Sauer let out a relieved sigh, and Dr. Hashimoto laid back in his chair with his eyes closed for a moment before answering. "...Alright Satomi, we're opening the main hatch. Please bring the damaged units back to the hangar if you can, it will save much time." He paused for a bit before adding "And good job." to the sentence. Out on the field again, the Angel (thankfully) didn't react to Ranga's question and kept immobile where once was the camp. The ship's main hatch opened slowly and teams of soldiers and medical staff rushed out to aid the survivors in front of it and look for more of them in the battlefield, for unlikely that it could be. Most of the personnel flinched when they saw the EVAs and wasted some moments staring at them dumbfounded. Some of the soldiers that came along seemed to know what was going on though, as those people were quickly called out by them and hurried to do their duties. "You alive in there or do i have to drag a corpse back to the ship?" "Huh, as if something like this would be enough to kill me." Asuka answered through the radio. Even though she said that in a defiant tone, the pain was apparent in her voice. Lying in the cockpit with her eyes closed and her teeth gritting, the first pilot fought to control the pain in her leg - which, unlike the EVA's was still in place, thankfully. She had cut off communications earlier when her unit shut down so the other pilots wouldn't hear her screaming and lose focus, and after some time it appeared that the control staff managed to cut off her neural connection with the EVA so she wouldn't feel all of the pain. Took them too long though, and a lot of it still lingered. "Now, if you have time to joke about an injured colleague, how about you grab that leg for me and help me up?" Asuka regretted the suggestion as soon as she looked around and found her EVA's leg. Far different from what a robot leg should look like, it had surprisingly few metallic components beneath the thick layer of armour, and all too much stuff that was, unmistakably, biologic. Muscle, bone, veins and a lot of blood. No doubt Beverly would have seen it by now and Asuka wondered how she would react.
  11. All For a moment, everything seemed to be slowed down - the Angel's immense form travelling mid-air, the EVAs jumping towards it or preparing to. In the control room all the personnel held their breath, with the exception of Daisuke Hashimoto, who yelled his daughter's name. The civilians behind Satomi cowered in fear or started to run at the sight of the behemoth flying towards them, with only the now small looking robot betweem them and certain death. For a moment everything came to a halt in the pilots' perception - And then all Hell broke loose at once. The Angel opened it's white mouth, but Satomi managed to avoid being swallowed whole and jumped with amazing power, leaving a cloud of dust and debris where she stood a second before. Her EVA crashed with the Angel, the yellow light of an AT Field visible for a moment. Ahmed hit the angel in the side, more specifically, his foot hit the wall of bones that once again came to life to defend the Angel's main body. Those sliced through the EVA's foot and tore it to pieces, leaving what looked disturbingly similar to a bloody stump in the end of it's leg. Beverly was the next to hit their foe, after sinking a multitude of projectiles in the beast's body while covering the distance that separated them. The blood like liquid still spilled from the wound on her EVA's belly, soaking the ground beneath her as she ran. Then she added her almost hundred-meter tall Evangelion's weight to Satomi's and Ahmed's, managing to avoid the area protected by the Angel's bones. The Angel was thrown off course by those three actions, and ended up crashing on the ground to Satomi's left, throwing the girl's EVA away with the impact, but still not hitting the civilians nor Noah . Beverly was similarly sent flying when it's other side shook EVA 02 and ripped off it's left leg, sending the red unit flying, spraying that same blood like fluid all over the place, until it crashed with EVA 16. Kyou, for a strike of luck or great instinctive reaction, was the first to sink her knife into the remaining core. It resisted for a bit, extremely hard and tough to break, until Ranga showed up and completed the strike with her own knife. The red orb parted in two. And the black and white Angel stopped moving.
  12. All Asuka's jumping tactic was a sucess - or so it seemed when her EVA, in a movement that seemed way too nimble for a machine of that size, leapt above the barrage of sharpened white bone and started falling right above the core. Asuka just needed to position EVA 02 for the landing and drive the progressive knife down in the crimson orb beneath her and all would be over, and she could go treat that ever increasing pain in her chest and arm. What happened next was nowhere near that, though. "Critical synchronization levels." an automated voice sounded inside her cockpit. "Evangelion Unit 02 will now shut down." What the other pilots heard was only a series of what sounded like a lot of cursing in german and the words "NOT NOW!" as the red Evangelion landed face first, like a bag of trash on the monster's forehead. The Angel reacted by closing it's jaws around the EVA's left leg and, apparently reacting to the multiple EVAs swarming it, disappeared back in the hole where it came from. At the same time the white Angel acted, but in the opposite way - it started to speed up out of the hole on the ground beneath it, with more and more of it's white body showing, until at some point it turned black. A moment later the mouth of the "other angel" appeared, still dragging Asuka's EVA, and then the whole thing was in the air. The two Angels were actually only one gargantuan being, with a mouth and core in each extremity. And it was jumping towards Satomi.
  13. All As Ranga´s Evangelion stood still on the ground, the white Angel turned towards her with it´s gargantuan mouth wide open, as if it would swallow her whole. It was a moment that seemed to last forever, but the monster suddenly halted as it noticed Satomi preparing to shoot. It then abandoned Ranga and moved quickly to block the bullets´path with it´s own body, the car sized projectiles sinking in it´s white flash or bouncing from it´s black ribs as it intensely threw an eyeless stare at Satomi. On the other battle front, the black Angel responded Ahmed´s attack with another lightining fast movement from it´s ribs. Asuka, who was running towards and predicted it would try that again, prepared to jump over the wall of moving, sharp bones, planning to strike the core from above.
  14. All The black Angel quickly recognized the danger of Kyou's approach and, opening it's huge mouth, flung the damaged EVA 16 towards Kyou's Unit. Meanwhile, Asuka had already recovered enough from the wound in her EVA's chest to start thinking. As I thought, two cores. She thought, smirking. "Ok, now we found our target! Aim for the red orb!" Then EVA 02 dashed forward, it's pilot in hopes of finishing the fight fast.
  15. All Asuka got in solid hits with her Progressive Knife, but failed to find the core once again. Ahmed's jump kick landed but, although the angel did take a good impact from that, so did Ranga on the other side of the monster. It ended up with her EVA falling butt first on the ground. The Angel then reacted differently; then before; it's "ribs" opened with a sickening noise and started slashing at the EVAs near it an impressive speed. "Shit-" Asuka started saying before one of the bone blades hit EVA 02's chest, it's edge tearing through the thick armour. She stumbled backwards to get away from the Angel's range, letting out a groan of pain. Some kind of liquid in high pressure sprayed out from the injure, in a manner disturbingly alike to blood. Some of the other Evangelions nearest to the Angel also got hit by the surprise attack, but everyone's attention was quickly turned towards Beverly - for, with a roaring sound, the ground beneath her EVA gave way and what appeared to be another identical Angel arose from it, closing it's mouth around Unit 16's belly. This Angel had it's colours swapped compared to the other one, with black flesh, white ribs - and another blood red core on it's forehead.
  16. All That's exactly why I said that the idea was stupid. Asuka mentally complained, but she lost no time before she redirected her EVA to go to Ranga's aid. The Angel had started to turn it's attention - and more importantly, it's mouth - towards the younger girl's unit. "It's just like the rest of piloting - focus in yourself doing it. Just think really hard of a force field - " she instructed the others while quickly approaching the AT field, along with Beverly. Then her EVA lowered it's head and prepared for impact with it's shoulder. "- like THIS!". The light around EVA 02 seemed to get slightly distorted just before it collided with the Angel's AT Field, and then - well, it didn't. The air right before Asuka's unit shone in a bright yellow light, octagonal in shape, as the two AT Fields collided. Her Evangelion halted for a moment that seemed too long before cracks started appearing in the octagon and it finally shattered, letting all three EVAs - and the bullets - through. "Right, now avoid the mouth and slash it up!" Asuka commanded, bringing her progressive knife forward.
  17. All What the hell?! Well, that was a bit more than Asuka asked for a distraction, but it would serve. She was worried that the apparently crazy pilot of the rusted EVA would mean trouble later on, but now she had more pressing concerns. "Now!" She said over the video call, while EVA 02 sprinted to change places with Satomi. As for damage from Ahmed's shots, it was absolutely none - at least to the Angel. The pallet rifle's shells all dripped or bounced mid air after colliding with something invisible to them. Still running, Asuka spoke to them again. "Ok kids, Angel Killing 101. Those things have a kind of force field called the AT Field - which our EVAs also have. The best way to get past it is to generate one of our own to nullify their's, and then try to find and destroy their core. Which I already did and didn't work, so I suppose this one's got a second core somewhere else in it's body."
  18. All For a moment Dr. Hashimoto seemed completely enraged by the Admiral´s suggestion and the children´s positive answer to that, but Adalard had predicted that and gave him the best don´t interfere look he could muster - which apparently was pretty good, because the doctor only angrily nodded and headed straight for the control room. "Very well then. I thank you for your bravery, children, it may save us all. The staff will lead you to the respective entry plugs, and we´ll launch your Evangelions right away to support Miss Connors. Dr. Hashimoto will give you instructions and teach you the basics through the cockpit´s radio, so don´t worry about not knowing what to do out there. Your mission is to support the Evangelion Unit 02 in defeating the Angel that is attacking our ship. For the sake of the human race, come back victorious." With that, Admiral Sauer let the staff members lead the kids to their EVAs and went back to the control room, where he was greeted by a visibly annoyed Daisuke Hashimoto. "So, we´re putting unprepared kids on the front lines and hoping for the best, is that the plan?" "You didn´t seem to find it a bad idea until your daughter joined the other two, Daisuke. Besides, last time it did work." The doctor let out a heavy sigh and added some more sarcasm to his tone. "Yes, it worked so well that we ended up like this." When Beverly and her EVA 16 reached the gate and grabbed one of the Pallet Rifles stored near it, EVAs 17, 18, 19 and 20 were ready to deploy right behind her. And so the biggest Evangelion squad ever deployed in an Angel attack was set into motion. Asuka Asuka Langley Soryu was fighting in defensive mode, something she didn´t like at all. Her EVA´s left arm was broken, and she felt her own arm throbbing in pain - though it didn´t matter much, she´d been in worse situations before. What really bothered her was the great idea of a group of survivors who thought it would be safer to hide behind her in this fight - which wasn´t an entirely wrong notion, but limited her movements too much for her to properly attack her foe. That was when she caught a glimpse of another EVA appearing from behind the ship, carrying a Pallet Rifle. The red head rolled her eyes, sighed and then opened an open video call with the other pilot- pilots, apparently. "Well, you chose not to listen to me. Don´t come crying afterwards saying I didn´t warn you, kids. Now that you are here, though, try to make yourself useful." She then shifted to a more professional tone and started giving instructions. "I need someone to distract the Angel from a range, use that toy gun you´ve got there. While it is distracted, one of you will take my place in shielding the civilians behind me, and the rest will stay alert to provide cover fire and help if the Angel tries something funny. Got it?" Asuka then positioned EVA 02 for sprinting when the newbies started firing, progressive knife in hand just in case she was attacked before that. "Start when you´re ready, and try not to blow it, kids"
  19. Ahmed, Ranga, Satomi, Kyou "This doesn't have anything to do with how the Evangelions were looking at us or how one of them caught the three of us doesn't it?". "I'll go, I'll go too. I can hold Beverly so she won't fall again!" "I'm sorry, please, I know I was supposed to never come here again but I didn't know where they were taking Ranga and Beverly and I just wanted to make sure they were okay. . ." Admiral Sauer gestured for the children to calm down and started answering them one by one. "It is good that you worry about your friends, but you have to understand that we are in an emergency, life or death situation. We can´t afford wating time to explain every single thing." He then looked at Ahmed and kept speaking. "And as a matter of fact, young man, it does have everything to do with it. We´re running out of time so I´ll explain it later, but it seems you´ll be able to join miss Connors and miss Durian as pilots. What do you think?"
  20. Satomi, Ranga, Kyou, Ahmed "Satomi!" Dr. Hashimoto´s shout echoed through the hangar as he threw his headphones aside and ran ou of the command center. Some of the maintenance workers had already started to move to rescue the chidren and extended a platform to the EVA´s hand so they could get out. Daisuke Hashimoto didn´t wait, however, and ran through the improvised bridge like crazy, proceeding to kneel beside Satomi and hug the air out of her. "Are you alright? Are you hurt somewhere?" Adalard seemed lost in thought for a moment while someone spoke to him through the earpiece he was wearing. Ranga only heard him answer "Is that so?" before he gently pulled her by her hand towards the near end of the bridge. "I don´t know how you kids got here." He started to say in a stern tone. "But apparently this is Fate working in our favor. Please, come here." Beverly EVA 16 reponded better this time, managing to get on it´s knees and then stand up. Beverly heard some shouting through the radio and then no answer from the voice speaking to her. After some time of silence, she heard a sigh and another voice came in. "Oh for f#ck´s sake. Are you the new pilot?" a holographic screen appeared to the left of the cockpit, showing a video feed of a red haired girl wearing some weird kind of red suit, and sitting in a cockpit just like hers - although the words marked above it indicated that was the EVA 02. She had an clearly annoyed look on her face. "Look, this idea is idiotic. You are not anywhere near the level to provide me with any support. Spare me the trouble and get back. Just imagine the EVA walking back as if it was your own body and try not to fall again, will yo- ugh!" the feed stopped for a moment and then came back with the girl´s face showing more of pain than annoyance. "Verdammt! I´ve got to focus now, just go back and don´t make me more trouble!" she barely shouted at Beverly before finishing the video call.
  21. All For a moment nothing happened, but then the Evangelion started slowly raising it´s right foot. Slowly... slowly... too slowly. "Unit 16, you´re losing balance." Beverly heard doctor Hashimoto say, clearly worried. "Focus on not fall-you´re falling already. Brace for impact!" The whole hangar shook violently when the EVA hit the floor, face first. Even in the control room Dr. Hashimoto had to be careful not to fall out of his chair, and just outside it Admiral Sauer had to grab onto the railings and hold Ranga to prevent the girl from falling down the hundred meters that separated them from the hangar´s floor. There was no one to hold Kyou, Satomi and Ahmed when the grate they where standing over opened, though. For a terrifying moment it seemed that the trio was done for. Adalard and Daisuke looked at them, three kids falling for their deaths out of nowhere, with a mix of confusion and fear. Satomi saw her father getting up and shouting her name behind the glass window of the command center, but couldn´t hear it. And then... Then a huge hand stopped their fall, holding all three on it. To those in the safety of the command center, the scene that presented itself to them was even more unbelievable than the rest of the whole situation they were in: one Evangelion holding three kids delicately on it´s hand, and other two with her heads turned towards them, as if looking at them.
  22. Beverly "Right then, just a moment." She heard Dr.Hashimoto say, any sarcasm he might have showed in the previous phrase replaced by cold professionalism. Moments later, the inside of the entry plug started flashing with colored lights in a way that was almost psychodelic, before setting for a first person view view of the outside; suddenly, Beverly could see the hangar through the EVA´s vision. "A-10 nerve connection normal. Thought interface set to English. All preliminary contacts stablished, performance nominal. synchronization rate at 25%. Removing restraints 1 through 15." Beverly could see the many metallic structures that where locking the EVA into place being taken out one by one. After the process started and the hangar was clear of personnel, Satomi´s father voice sounded again. "All right, try to walk now. Focus on one step at a time."
  23. Ranga, Kyou, Satomi The entry plug´s door closed behind Beverly, and a moment later the heavy machinery of the hangar lifted the cilinder and started to position above the back of the Evangelion´s neck. Then they heard the heavy metalic sound of it´s armour plates moving and the plug was introduced in the robot´s chest, plates closing over it again afterwards. "Will Beverly be okay if she goes alone? The red Evangelion will keep her safe, right?" Admiral Sauer looked at Ranga eyes before speaking more seriously. "I can´t promise anything, miss Durian. Actually we are in such a hurry because the pilot of Unit 02 is at her limit... She may be enough, but every reinforcement we can get for them does count." He didn´t think trying to calm Ranga down in this situation would be the best solution - they didn´t even know if Beverly would manage to move the EVA, let alone fight using it, but it was still worth the shot. Ahmed Ahmed was quick to follow the directions sent by Kyou once he received them - still went straight past the route in certain points due to over eagerness to get into an adventure, but nothing that he couldn´t handlecoming back a bit and then onwards again. He was almost arriving when he heard some well known voices beneath him, and hurried to find a grate to look through. He managed to see Beverly entering the plug, and then Oh my oh my, she IS GETTING IN THE F#RKING ROBOT! He thought he was coming to save the girls, but they were going to pilot these things? Talk about unexpected developments. The boy quickly texted Kyou to let her know he was right above the EVAs and then kept looking with his cheek pressed hard against the grate. Beverly It was a bumpy ride to get inside the EVA; once the plug actually stopped shaking and all the weird metallic noises stopped, it started to fill with LCL - an orange liquid a bit more dense than water - and a voice sounded from the cockpit´s radio. "Well miss Beverly, are you confortable? Ready to start?"
  24. Ranga, Beverly, Satomi & Kyou "You´re a brave girl, miss Beverly." Admiral Sauer told her, actually surprised at how easily the older girl accepted the absurd proposal - and not sure that it was a good thing for her. "Ok then. We´ll get you in right now and instruct you via radio. Come with me." Adalard signaled for one of the officers to start the preparations and led the girls outside of the room and near the monstrous heads of the Evangelions. There they were directed to a white, cilindric structure located behind one of the Evangelion robots. "That´s the entry plug, it´s from where you´ll pilot. Just go inside and sit on the cockpit, then we´ll set things for launch. And don´t be afraid if you feel it filling with liquid - it´s a substance called LCL, you can breath in it normally, and helps synchronizing your thoughts with the EVA." He held the door open to Beverly while the maintenance crew worked frantically around them.
  25. Beverly, Ranga, Satomi, Kyou Dr. Hashimoto's expression didn't change a bit after hearing the children out, but for some reason beverly felt something like cold hate from the man after her mention to Satomi. He didn't wait around much longer after that, going back to the monitor and putting on a headset. "... Don't mind Daisuke, he is just worried with the situation." Admiral Sauer said. "And as for your questions, yes. While I know that sounds crazy, it is the only way we have to defeat that Angel and save everyone in and outside the ship. I don't have time to explain the details now, but you two are the only ones with a chance of doing it, and the pilot we have needs backup urgently." He tried to use a calm tone after noticing Ranga's anxiety, but how much that would work with his grave voice and intimidating look was unknown to him. "She's a brave girl just like you, and she's pulling it. I know it's unreasonable, but we are in this kind of position right now. You both agree to give it a try?" Ahmed Ahmed's communicator beeped, and he hurried to check if it was a message from his parents, getting a slight disappointment upon seeing it was Kyou's. Reading it's contents, however, his eyes widened and excitement was written all over his face. Armed soldiers are taking two damsels to the monster's den? He couldn't stay out of something like that. "Sorry sis but I got to go save-some-girls-in-distress-and-maybe-convince-someone-to-let-me-pilot-a-super-cool-robot-so-bye keep an eye on little Ahmed for me." the boy said in a single breath, before turning around and dashing away shouting what he wanted to shout since the moment he woke up. "ONWARDS, TO ADVENTURE!!!" ...and leaving two really confused siblings behind.