Quotes: The Big Damn Kiss

Their bodies hadn't really stopped from the wobble their crashing together had started. The swaying increased slowly until they were stutter-stepping backwards across the dining room towards the living room, still holding each other tightly together. Their erratic, blind path ended with Shinji's heels encountering one of the beanbags near the TV. He toppled backwards into the beanbag, their mutual grip pulling Asuka down to end up sprawled on top of him.
The impact of the landing briefly interrupted the kiss. Shinji opened his mouth to say something in surprise at the trip, but Asuka's lips met his again before he even got the first syllable out. He did not protest, his arms wrapping more fully around her back, savoring the warm, solid feel of her against him. His hands slowly stroked up and down her back. He still felt dizzy, but this wasn't a feeling he wanted to stop. He felt like someone had blown the top of his head off and it was spinning somewhere around the ceiling.
He couldn't tell how long they lay there. Eventually, the nearly frenetic pace of their kissing slowed to more languid, relaxed ones. Finally they broke off for a longer pause, breathing hard, foreheads pressed together. Shinji struggled for what to say.
"Wow. That was….um….wow."
"Yeah," she responded just as softly. Her eyes were still closed.
His brain was still spinning from the high. He couldn't come up with anything coherent to say.

He stood slowly, and stopped her song by gently cupping her chin with his hand. Asuka looked up, scared at first in the first moment of silence, but then breathed out a long breath she had been holding for both of them.
Both lay down their instruments and stood together, eye to eye. Without another word, they embraced in a timeless, silent kiss.

They never remembered how long they stood there; kissing while the sun gave its last light for that day, leaving only the stars and the sea to watch the two beings that shared the most precious thing in this world.
Their love...
Shinji and Asuka, The Second Try, chapter 4