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Neon Genesis Evangelion:
The Fullmetal Alchemist
AuthorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Note: Well, as of this chapter, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m bringing in more of the FMA cast, this will lead to some humor, and some extremely serious moments. But mostly humor. I also apologize for the delay in the production of this chapter, but as the below will show, it was worth your wait. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m also consider putting the chapters in a downloadable PDF format rather that posting them here, but I want to know of your willing to download rather than just read it here. Fan art is still needed, SERIOUSLY.
Rei: Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To attainÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Asuka: Something of equal value must be lost, that is alchemyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first lawÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Shinji: Of equivalent exchange. In those days, they believed it to be the worlds one and only truth.
(Opening Theme: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Promised Land 2005Ã¢â‚¬Â by LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢arc~en~ciel)
Ch. 7 (Fullmetal Alchemist Strikes AgainÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.)
Silence pervaded in the NERV control room. Despite the numerous blaring claxons and alarms, all the personal were rendered speechless by the recent display of Alchemic power that had been demonstrated by Edward Elric not moments ago. All around the room, dropped jaws had fixed themselves upon the faces of everyone viewing the primary screen. Everyone, except for the two people situated at the top of the command center. Ã¢â‚¬Å“So, that is the power of Alchemy?Ã¢â‚¬Â asked the stern faced Deputy Commander Kozo Futsyuki. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Indeed, though I never expected it to translate to the Eva so well, I suppose the committee has once again outdone itself when it comes to Ã¢â‚¬Ëœcorrecting their mistakesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢,Ã¢â‚¬Â replied Commander Gendo Ikari, sinister smile upon his face.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Maya,Ã¢â‚¬Â whispered Dr. Ritsuko Akagi, Ã¢â‚¬Å“when this is over, I want a complete readout on what exactly transpired in the last five minutes, do you understand?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yes, I do understand, Dr. Akagi,Ã¢â‚¬Â Maya said, the look upon her face is one which few ever dared to wear in the presence of a superior, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I will also take note that, during the course of the battle, your hand came dangerously close to the mechanical armÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s deactivation switch. Be advised that if you were to Ã¢â‚¬ËœaccidentallyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ hit that switch, that Unit-05 and its pilot would be lost right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ritsuko was agitated, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I understand that Lieutenant Ibuki. Do you understand what the rank Ã¢â‚¬ËœLieutenantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ entitles you to?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yes maÃ¢â‚¬â„¢am, I do, I apologize for questioning your authority,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Maya, nothing but poison in her voice.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Um, Hello? NERV guys? You listening?Ã¢â‚¬Â EdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s voice had just come over the monitor, indicated by the popping up of a small red square on the main screen with the words Ã¢â‚¬Å“EVA-05 SOUND ONLYÃ¢â‚¬Â on it in bold black letters. It was calm and collected, very different from the child that was hallucinating moments ago. Misato went over to a vacant terminal and pressed the Ã¢â‚¬Å“respondÃ¢â‚¬Â button, Ã¢â‚¬Å“we are here, Ed, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s up?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Would you do me a favor Major? Put Al on a private line with me.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh!Ã¢â‚¬Â said Misato, somewhat surprised by the Fullmetal AlchemistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unusual request. Al, who up until now was doing his best to keep out of the way of the NERV personal in the control room, stepped forward. A few keyboard clicks later, Misato handed Al a telephone that allowed him and Ed to talk. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Big Brother!Ã¢â‚¬Â Al began, voice filled with excitement, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been watching from down here! That was amazing! I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know you could use alchemy with th-WHAT DO YOU MEAN HOMUN-I mean, uh, how can you be sure of that? We havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tested that yet! Oh! I get it! Sure thing! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get right on it!Ã¢â‚¬Â Al hung the phone up; Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ed wanted me to ask you guys if your sensors were able to get any readings on the monster.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“We tried,Ã¢â‚¬Â replied Hyuga, Ã¢â‚¬Å“but so far we havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been able to penetrate its skin, something in its epidermal layer is preventing us from getting a reading.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Okay then,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Al, Ã¢â‚¬Å“My brother has a plan to let us find out what this thing isÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shinji! SHINJI! Are you all right?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yeah, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m fine. For the most part, that is.Ã¢â‚¬Â Unit-02 was helping a heavily damaged Unit-01 up, and AsukaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes were darting between Shinji (who was floating in a small image beside her) and the Ã¢â‚¬Å“AngelÃ¢â‚¬Â (which was still reeling from EdÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s earlier blow). A portrait of Edward suddenly appeared next to the Second Child looking rather smug, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Well, well, well, showing some concern for others for a change, arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t we, Madam Supreme Bitch Soryu?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“BITE ME, MIDGET!Ã¢â‚¬Â screamed Asuka. Although obviously pissed at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“midgetÃ¢â‚¬Â comment, Ed kept his cool, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Listen up, I know how to kill this thing. But before we can do that, there is something we need to take care of, so we need to keep it busy while the boys downstairs get everything ready.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“How long?Ã¢â‚¬Â gasped Shinji, clutching the places on his body that mirrored the areas where Unit-01 had been damaged. Edward sighed, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ten minutes, at the least.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“T-TEN MINUTES?!Ã¢â‚¬Â screamed Asuka once more, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Are you insane?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“You wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be the first one to ask that lady.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ed said rather flatly, cutting his communications with UnitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 01 and 02, <and to be honest, I hope youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not the last.> Edward was still staring the creature down. It had stopped reeling and now was staring back at Ed. Ed was sure that if the creature could change its expression, it would look pretty pissed right about now. Ã¢â‚¬Å“NERV guys,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Ed, bringing up the Command Center on the monitor as he clapped his EvaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hand together and Ã¢â‚¬Å“retractedÃ¢â‚¬Â the blade he had made moments earlier, Ã¢â‚¬Å“can you send me a distance melee weapon? You know, like a spear or something?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Misato gave a cunning grin, Ã¢â‚¬Å“One spear, coming up!Ã¢â‚¬Â
The building next to Edward suddenly split open, revealing the end of a long pole. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey! Thanks guys!Ã¢â‚¬Â Ed grabbed this and pulled it out of its holster. However, the look of satisfaction he was wearing turned into disdain when he saw the spear in full.
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