This is a direct sequel to The Tenant of Room 404
, taking the crossover element which was set up in that story and running with it full blast. As a result, the NGE influence is (so far) limited, although it is always on the periphery; the focus so far has been on the new characters, both those established in 404
and several that are introduced in this fic; their relationships; and their efforts to resist the Arume as well as their human enemies. While 404
is a good fic, overall the writing here is stronger, the Gun Porn
is toned down, and character development is emphasized a bit more.