The Emptiness Of Sera De Pteres

[06:36] <Minaplo> [NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Date: 31st of December, 2017. Episode Title: The Emptiness of Sera de Pteres.-
[06:42] <Minaplo> [Much of Potsdam was a smoking ruin. The old city, lying as it did on the western outskirts of Berlin, had been a battlezone for hours as Angelspawn pressed in against the German Squad. Their sole Dreadnought was the first to fall, a spawn-clone of Jamaerah skewering cockpit and pilot both in a lucky shot. A rally had forced the Angels to a standstill- until, that is, a pair of foes appeared
[06:42] <Minaplo> that NERV had encountered before- the enigmatic and alien forms of Tula and Mithuna, who had harassed Paris Squad in New York. It was then that everything fell apart. A strange virus had attached itself to EVA-19, sending it berserk and, terrifyingly, under the influence of those same Angels- and before long, EVA-18 had been taken out, the pilot evacuating to safety- but of no help to the
[06:42] <Minaplo> final pilot still fighting.-
[06:44] <Minaplo> ["Where are the reinforcements?!" Shouted Asuka angrily. EVA-02 was marked with damage- burns and cuts all across its body- but it wasn't defeated yet. In one hand it wielded a whirring Progressive Axe, the blade coated with blood and flesh- the other, an elegant Positron Naginata. "They're going to get away with this at this point!"]
[06:49] <Yanmei> Something glinted somewhere, high above the charred battlefield. A star? Improbable at this time of day. -
[06:53] <Yanmei> A meteor? More likely. It streaked toward the earth below, leaving a trail of prismatic light behind like a tail. "Command, do you read me? EVA units 04 and 01, arriving as backup~" One could almost sense the speaker tossing her hair somewhere within her entry plug. "The calvary has arrived~"
[06:59] <Sept> "Those two again… Get the Spawn off Asuka first." 01 landed smoothly some ways away from the hostiles, elegantly crushing half of someone's house. "Is this all of them?"
[07:03] <Minaplo> ["Calvary?" Asuka tossed her hair dismissively. "I'd have preferred the Cavalry, but…"-
[07:04] <Minaplo> ["Welcome to the battlefield, Paris Squad." Came the voice of Major Harken. "These are most of the forces in this specific area. Move to engage."]
[07:06] <Yanmei> "Yes sir." Yanmei tried not to scowl at Asuka's remark. "Since we're this outnumbered? Let's try to stick close together, shall we?"
[07:09] <Minaplo> [The comment was punctuated as the air around 04 ignited- a beam of AT energy rushed past the Eva's head, missing it my a few metres at best. The corrupted EVA-19 was the source, slavering like a beast, its sealed jawguard ripped apart, tongue lolling and dropping acidic saliva onto the ground below.]
[07:12] <Yanmei> For a second, there were spots in her vision… but Yanmei could still see well enough to focus on and target a group of spawn, her AT Field quickly pushing at their own collective Field. "Making an opening!"
[07:14] <Sept> "Going in!" And Sera dashed past her, slicing into their foe with a feint.
[07:32] <Minaplo> [And the response was quick. Yanmei would find a stream of burning acid spat towards her, whilst suddenly Sera was beset on all sides by the Jamaerah clones, claws and arm-spikes smashing into his armour and against his sword.]
[07:34] * Sept held his own against the initial wave of attacks, his shield taking most of the damage. Now if he could just find a little space for a counterattack…
[07:55] * Yanmei managed to hold out against much less of a desperate onslaught before drawing her swords and scrambling for her own attack on one of the creatures assaulting Sera. Another acrid blast from the corrupted Eva went streaking past her, and a second splash of acid found its mark. -
[07:57] <Yanmei> But finally she reached her target and buried both blades in its back, pulping flesh and organs as they slid through its body.
[08:14] <Sept> That was enough of a cue for Sera, who took a step back toward 04 and used that opening to swing his sword in a wide arc, then quickly moved in through the blow for a series of smaller attacks on one of the two spawn left on him.
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[08:32] <Minaplo> [The creature began to fall away at Sera's assault, much like its brother which had been shredded by Yanmei. But they began to rally once more, pressing in around Sera like a wave. Burning streams of venom flew towards him, rams and claws raked at his armour-
[08:33] <Minaplo> [And with a violent, bestial roar, the corrupted, stolen EVA-19 charged into combat, hardened claws ripping into EVA-01's arm. An unappealing white fluid was left within the wound, which quickly faded into the flesh and began to spread through the veins…]
[08:59] * Sept stared at the hand for a moment, taking a step back from the fight. "Shit! Augustus! What do you know about 19's virus? Is it biological?"
[09:00] <Minaplo> ["Yes." He said in response. "It's a virus adapted specifically for Evangelion tissue."]
[09:06] * Yanmei narrowed her eyes. "So it can spread it…" She took to flight, but only for a short distance, dropping back to the earth like a very very heavy stone and landing on another spawn with a sick crunch and a few flashes from her sword set. "Sera. You okay?"
[09:07] <Minaplo> [Near to Sera, a Spawn exploded as Asuka landed, dynamically, her axe turning the Jamaerah clone into nothing but a mist of limb and flesh. The burning spear stabbed into EVA-19's side as well, before EVA-02 disengaged. "Hah! C'mon, you big bastard, come get me!"]
[09:11] <Sept> "Fuck it, then." Forcing himself to not think about it any further, Sera took a few hasty steps in retreat and hopped back from the battle, whirred up his progressive sword and held out his left arm. There was a howl, and a slight spray of fluids, but it was surprising how surgical the prog sword's cuts were when they could be aimed properly. "…'mokay," Sera managed to breathe after a
[09:11] <Sept> while.
[09:42] * Yanmei winced at that, but she didn't have time to take in the surgery completely. Not when there were attacks flying at her that she needed to dodge…
[09:43] <Minaplo> [An arm ram distracted her long enough for that bestial monstrosity of an Evangelion to leap on her. There was no finesse, no skill to it, but then again there didn't have to be; it was all claws and fury and this was enough. Huge gouges were ripped into EVA-04's arm and leg, instantly filling with that viral fluid.]
[09:48] * Yanmei bit back a cry, knowing what that meant even through her pain. One arm fell to her side useless, but the other tensed, gripping the sword as fury swept her. "If I go down, you'll go down with me, bastard!"
[09:49] <Minaplo> ["Not so hasty, Yanyan~" Came a smug voice. The red profile of EVA-02- smarting from energy blows, but still flying gracefully- fell in amidst the melee, bringing axe and spear down in a brutally elegant swipe. It instantly backflipped away from the combat as well.]
[09:56] * Yanmei glared at her. "Why is it attacking -me-? You're the one who was taunting it!" she complained.
[09:58] <Minaplo> ["Enough natter!" Came Harken's voice. "Zhang, take down that spawn and turn to weaken the Corrupt Eva!"]
[10:00] <Yanmei> She promptly extended her good arm past the crazed Eva, slicing into the same spawn that Asuka had lanced. Growling under her breath, she then turned to weakening 19's Field instead of attacking further.
[10:21] * Sept aided in the endeavour, leaving EVA-19 completely AT-less. "Just… don't get caught by it again. We can't afford it spreading any further."
[10:24] <Yanmei> "Yeah. You should watch yourself too…"
[10:30] <Minaplo> ["Have we got it?" Asuka leapt into the air, the wings of her unit flaring out to their widest. "We got it!" She held her axe up, naginata low, she fell into the melee.-
[10:32] <Minaplo> [The axe cut through the claw and into the Corrupt Eva's body, narrowly missing the plug- either through luck or skill. The Eva roared, grabbed the axe- tried to rip it out. Asuka kept it where it was, glowing blade shredding more flesh and organ. "More… A little more…!-"-
[10:33] <Minaplo> [With a final roar- a piteous sound this time- EVA-19 buckled, smashing into the ground, where it finally lay, barely moving, trying to rise, but unable.-
[10:33] <Minaplo> [Tula and Mithuna looked at the fallen Eva- then turned to look at each other. There was a crack, and the two vanished into thin air.-
[10:33] <Minaplo> ["… Interception Net reads clear. All Blue Pattern signatures gone." Said a German staffer.]
[10:35] * Yanmei exhaled, but she didn't drop the progsword just yet. "We did it. Well done, Asuka."
[10:36] <Minaplo> ["It… It was no sweat." Said Asuka, confidently, but even she seemed surprised.]
[10:36] * Sept let out a long sigh of relief as well, the dull pain in his arm slowly gaining in strength now. "Yeah. You need to get that looked at, Yanmei. Can we do anything about it at the base here?"
[10:38] <Minaplo> ["The infection levels seem to be rapidly dying off without the Spawn nearby." Said Harken. "Technical says os anyway."]
[10:40] <Sept> "Hmmh. If you say so. Any word from the other bases?"
[10:41] * Yanmei shut her eyes, trying to feel out the difference for herself.
[10:42] <Minaplo> ["We're just asking for information now." Said Harken.-
[10:43] <Minaplo> ["News coming in from Tokyo and Beijing. Both report the attacks have been repelled, although Ikari and Himesama have been injured, a broken arm and several broken ribs respectively. The task force in Sweden has reported successes. No word from Britain. Leningrad-" He paused.]
[10:45] * Yanmei opened her eyes, leaning forward a bit, tensing slightly. "Leningrad?"
[10:48] * Sept didn't voice his suspicions, but his expression certainly darkened.
[10:49] <Minaplo> ["There… Was an infection incident. Unit 06 was nearly taken over by the Angelic Virus during a critical moment of the battle. Pilot Weiss was forced to put the unit down or risk the entire operation. Volkova… She didn't make it."]
[10:54] <Sept> "Fine. Do you want us to go help with the Britain operation?"
[10:56] <Minaplo> ["Orders are to stand down." Said Harken.]
[10:57] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei stared silently at Sept's comm window.
[11:01] <Sept> 01's stance eased up a little, and Sera let go of the controls. "How long can I keep fucking everything up?"
[11:06] <Yanmei> "Do me a favor, de Pteres." She switched over to private communications
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[13:14] <Sept> "…so we're heading back to Paris, right," Sera asked quietly.
[13:15] <Minaplo> ["Back to Paris-2 for repair and resupply. Langley, your status?"-
[13:17] <Minaplo> [EVA-02 had been regenerating all this time- the many wounds it bore had all sealed at this point. "Ready for action!"-
[13:17] <Minaplo> ["Rendezvous with the Sweden task force and prepare for further operations."-
[13:19] <Minaplo> ["Right." Asuka turned to 01 and 04. "That went well~ A good fight's a good fight, right?" With a single beat of its wings, 02 took to the air.]
[13:19] <Sept> "Yeah. Good luck in Sweden, Asuka. See you."
[13:21] <Yanmei> "What? Uh, yeah. Goodbye, Asuka! Call me later?" She waved her goodbye, independent of 04, and then sank back into her chair for a second. "Let's go home."

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