Series: Evangelion Rebuild Verse (Between 2.0 & 3.0) | Asuka Gen: Fic
“Asuka!” A muffled voice sounded like came through the com. “Asuka! Come in!”
Her head burned and all she could hear was a high pitched cry echoing in her skull like a shriek up a well.
The pounding in her chest wouldn’t stop and each breath was a heave.
She wanted to laugh but couldn’t spare the breath. Only a choked chuckle escaped. Then a hacking cough. And a deep thirst for air.
“Asuka, this is Ritsuko. What’s your status?”
A laugh came through this time. Her ribs felt like they could break. Thin sharp pains swirled behind her dead eye, burrowing like a slow drill. She tried to raise a hand to the pain but the whole limb wouldn’t respond. She laughed again.
“I think she likes it.” It was Mari. Asuka could feel her smiling in ever word.
“Quiet!” A voice snapped back, Misato’s. “Ritsuko. Contamination assessment.”
“I’m fine.” Asuka forced the words in a cracked voice. She hacked once more. Then leaned back in the cockpit. Some how it felt smaller. Too small to contain her anymore. This was how she would fight now. This is how she would never lose again. ”Change Mode test complete. Code Tripple 7 is a success.” In her seat she watched the bubbles swirl around her, then wheezed another set of words. ”When do we do this again?”