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  • Complete - Exactly What It Says on the Tin
  • Ongoing - The fic is being updated on a regular basisnote , or has received an update after being tagged as Dormant or Dead.
  • Dormant - Either: The author has placed the fic on hiatus; or the fic has gone for several months to a year or more without an update but the author has not pronounced it dead.
  • Dead - The fic has not been updated in several years, or the author has specifically said that it will not be updated.

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Veering Left by RedDestroyer1361
  • Recommended by: CONQUISTADOR, RagnarTheSemiGreen
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Several hours after returning home from a frustrating date, Asuka suggests that she and Shinji kiss to kill time and alleviate her apparent boredom. But what are her real motives behind this strange action? And what if Shinji reacts in a way that she never expected?
  • Tags: Dark Fic

Beauty and The Beast by Alex

  • Recommended by: Mcnickel
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Gendo Ikari realizes he can't take care of a child, he doesn't send the boy away to some random tutor - he gets in contact with one of his wife's classmates, one Mari Illustrious Makinami. She of course, has her own plans, and when Shinji returns to Tokyo-3 he does so a changed boy.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide by Rommel

  • Recommended by: Chuckman, Enthryn, Miragician, RN 452, SRW Fan, TheAmazingBlachman, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Starting where Episode 24 left off; NERV manages through political maneuvering to avert SEELE's attack for a time (meaning that the scenarios from Episode 25 & 26, and End of Evangelion does not come into fruition). A couple of months later, Shinji has recovered somewhat from the horrible ordeals he has been through, including Kaworu's death at his hands, and is starting to get into the routine of everyday life in a reconstructed Tokyo-3. But with the appearance of new angels of a questionable origin, Rei no longer being the girl he once knew, the very complicated relationship with the recently reawakened Asuka, and the selection of a new pilot, life is just as difficult as always, if not more so. And meanwhile, unbeknownst to him and the other pilots, an even bigger plot involving SEELE's machinations, the shadowy and merciless official, Musashi Kluge, who will stop at nothing to crush NERV, and The Emerald Tablet, a strange and unpredictable computer program for which Gendo has great plans, unfolds in the background.
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  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka

The Second Child / Promises To Keep, by James Lee

  • Recommended by: Cast, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A story that runs in parallel with End of Evangelion. This is the Third Impact as experienced by the Second Child. Note: Official Final Draft finished 4/16/01."
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka

My Fantasy by Shibata Kimiko

  • Recommended by: fernanj003, Kendrix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A lonely young girl just wants to be normal...but it's always out of reach.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka

A Throne of Bayonets by LVDB

  • Recommended by: Fitz, Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Another post-Third Impact continuation fic. With the world in ruins after Third Impact, Shinji and Asuka have to pick up the pieces of their own lives—and the rest of humanity's—in the middle of a really complicated political situation.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka

The Children and the Fury by Andrew Aelfwine

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A cry for justice summons a Fury to Tokyo-3, but after her work is done, the loneliness of a young boy calls out to her.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka/Rei
  • Tags: One-shot, implied Lemon

Unreal by Hotwire

  • Recommended by: Operation Shoestring, Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Welcome to Tokyo 3, 2018. This is not the Tokyo 3 you know. The Angels never came. The Evas were never built. Nerv never existed. And, as Asuka Langley Soryu is discovering, something is wrong. Something is...missing.

The Case of Lorenz Kihl by Hotwire (Also available here)

  • Recommended by: Operation Shoestring, Inkki Bookman, Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Third Impact reaches the man who started it all. It is time for the Chairman of SEELE to reap what he has sown.

The Gods Within by Scriviner

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons, Willbyr
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Shy and introverted Asuka Langley Soryuu is finally coming to Tokyo-3 to join the secretive organization known as NERV, headed by Dr. Yui Ikari. Along the way she'll meet a boy her age named Shinji who has both confidence and powers far beyond those of mortal men — and she'll learn that she's far from ordinary herself.

Aoi by Random 1377

Soundless Music: Seconds' Clock, by Merridian

  • Recommended by: Kchasm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rain, a string quartet, and a passing train link the fragments of Shinji's jumbled life.

The Reality Zone, by Merridian

  • Recommended by: Kchasm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A thought is a meaningless electrospasm. To dream is to imagine that which is all but unfathomable. Comprehensibility is variable and not guaranteed. This is not lucid. This is the Reality Zone.

Normal to Reality, by Midnight Cereal

  • Recommended by: Kchasm, Guessmyname, Darkaros, Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shinji's life, years after Third Impact, begins to grow more and more surreal.

Neon Genesis Evangelion R by m0dus Productions (Link)

  • Recommended by: Alaska Slim
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An alternate continuation scenario right after Tabris/Kaworu/ the 17th Angel attack where a 6th child and 6th Eva join the crew, Biblical references are taken more literally, and a new set of "artificial" angels have become the new foe. Features two conclusions representing the "series" and "film" endings as the writers see it. It is made by a large coalition of fans whose work is not limited to just writing, but also original artwork, music, and even a video featuring CGI work and Tiffany Grant, Asuka Langley Soryu's English voice actress.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Script Fic

Evangelion: Redemption by Alex Voutsis

  • Recommended by: Lavanya Six, Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Branching off of Episode 52 of Eva-R PRIME, Evangelion: Redemption was written in a long gap between Eva-R PRIME updates as an alternative continuation of its events. Following Asuka's decision to remain in Tokyo-3 after recent troubling events, she and Shinji participate in a strange synchronization experiment that has far-reaching consequences. Rei and her adopted son Tenkei face the impending judgment of Commander Ikari. In the United States, a secret government agency, acting under the behest of SEELE, prepares to unleash its own weaponized Unit-04 upon NERV and UN Synaps. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, a traitor in SEELE's inner circle initiates a plot that while shake the world to its foundations...but to what end?
  • Tags: Script Fic

Scenario no Yui, by GuppyLips

  • Recommended by: Willbyr
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Gendo goes into Unit 01 instead of Yui, causing the overall Eva story to proceed in ways both familiar and vastly different.

The Way Out is Through, by Ovrboost

  • Recommended by: Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shinji and Asuka get separated from each other shortly after the beach scene, and eventually reunite in decidedly harsh circumstances.
  • Tags: Dark Fic

Nobody Dies, by Gregg Landsman (Link)

  • Recommended by: Looney Toons, Shay Guy, Amitakartok, TheTygre, Night, Lord Arkea, Maltani, Thragg Lootrippa
  • Status: Dead (last update was in 2012), and its rewrite (The Rebuild of Nobody Dies) is Dead (last update 2015).
  • Synopsis: What would happen if we had everything we ever wanted? What if certain tragedies, in the past, we averted? One would normally think this would make a better world. Some old traumas could be gone. But the new pains could be worse.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka, Toji/Hikari, Rei/Kensuke

Walking in the Shadow of Dreams, by Gregg Landsman (link)

  • Recommended by: Willbyr, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Dead (a rewrite is also Dead)
  • Synopsis: Twelve years after Third Impact, NERV now fights kaiju, and Shinji has been hired by his father as Special Inspector. His first assignment? Travel to Germany to recruit someone to take over as the head of Project E. The only problem is that the recruit put him in a coma the last time they saw each other.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka

HERZ, by E. L. Toh

  • Recommended by: Lavanya Six, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When events at the end of Death and Rebirth go pear-shaped, Third Impact is averted. SEELE is exposed and NERV is broken into two agencies, the scientific research agency GEHIRN and the anti-Evangelion proliferation organization HERZ. But not everyone is willing to give up the dreams that the Technology of God makes possible. The remnants of SEELE still desire Instrumentality. The resurgent nation-states, now recovered from the devastation of Second Impact, chafe under the yoke of the United Nations. Meanwhile, Major-General Katsuragi, Director of HERZ, has an agenda all her own. The time is 2027. Has the final hour for mankind come 'round at last?
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka, Touji/Hikari, Misato/Kaji
  • Tags: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

And If That Don't Work? by Sunshine Temple

  • Recommended by: Willbyr, Looney Toons
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: With enough gun, even an Angel can be destroyed, AT field and all, without an Eva. Of course, this tactic usually means wiping out a fair chunk of the surrounding area. And you definitely don't want your pilot and Operations Director getting caught in the blast. Nevertheless, with a proven alternative available, NERV's political position has changed big time. And Shinji? Well...

Chosen by Rakna

  • Recommended by: Watashiwa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Evangelion fantasy style! Shinji is one of the Chosen of Lilith — individuals blessed with elemental powers who fight against the Dark God Adam and his servants. Joining him are the withdrawn High Elf Rei, the volatile princess Asuka, the solid bandit Touji as well as Kensuke the bard and Mayumi, priestess of Lilith.

I Knew Him When by Adam Kadmon

  • Recommended by: Fitz, Nabi, Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post-Third Impact. A doctor from the military is interviewing the surviving Evangelion pilots and their acquaintances. Extremely depressing.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, sporadic bits of Lime

The Second Other by Adam Kadmon

  • Recommended by: Willbyr, Kendrix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the wake of Zeruel's attack and its aftermath, Shinji's relationship with Gendo sinks to new depths.
  • Tags: Dark Fic

Folded Wings, by Random 1377

  • Recommended by: Comartemis, MAI 742, Willbyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A brief conversation with Kaji awakens Rei's sense of curiosity and causes her to desire more from life than what she has. Good news, right? Well there's that old saying about curiosity killing the cat...

Going Another Way, by Tribun

  • Recommended by: biodude711
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Shinji/Rei
  • Synopsis: A slightly different choice by Gendo after Yui vanishes shapes Shinji differently. And like a stone thrown into water, the ripples grew wider with time. Now things won't be as they could have been.

Ayanami Vengeance by Gasmask Avenger (Link)

  • Recommended by: Dr Chainsaw
  • Status: Dormant. (Although the author is working on another fanfic at this time, he still intends to finish it once his current fanfic is complete.)
  • Synopsis: In the city of Tokyo-3, several teenagers are given the task to protect the world from a race of beings only known as angels. One of them, the First Child Rei Ayanami, is the focus of this tale of intrigue, teen life, humor, biomechs and horror.

Deus ex Evangelion, by Valik Vicious

  • Recommended by: K 9 Thefirst 1, Sir Telekinetic Squirrel, Robinton
  • Status: Dead (three years without update)
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka, a touch of Toji/Asuka
  • Synopsis: Asuka Langley Sohryu is relocated from Germany to Tokyo-3 after the death of the Third Child in the battle against Sachiel. But soon she has to ask herself if Ikari Shinji is as dead as she's being told. And what exactly is she piloting...

Walls Of Jericho by SamJaz

  • Recommended by: King Clark, SRW Fan, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short one-shot set right before the defeat of the seventh angel. Shinji takes a little time to think about his relationship with Asuka.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: One-shot

Fast by Adam Kadmon

  • Recommended by: Cryptic Mirror
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story of why Rei is a vegetarian. Pre-series, Post Yui's activation test.
  • Tags: One-shot, Dark Fic

Matters of Faith by Jclong

  • Recommended by: Cryptic Mirror, Ultra Sonic 007, Darkholm, Canonier, Khym Chanur
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Gendo is out to do some good, but the type of good only a true Magnificent, Manipulative Bastard can donote . And Rei, well, Rei wants to do SCIENCE on Shinji.

Mobile Fighter Evangelion, by Ultra Sonic 007 (link)

  • Recommended by: K 9 Thefirst 1, Darkholm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Are you ready to help save the world?" said Gendo, holding his hand forward, a small smile on his face. "Yes," answered Shinji, his face sporting an equally sheepish smile. "I'm ready." Without hesitation, he clutched his father's hand. (AU fic, if this doesn't make it apparent already.)
    • Now with a Tropes page that needs much love.
  • Tags: Drama, Humor, Action/Adventure

NGE: A Century Apart by Archangel 38

  • Recommended by: Caellach Tiger Eye, Darkholm, jaimeastorga2000, MAI 742, Not JM Keynes
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Different times make different heroes. What is the the impact of 100 years of human history? An Alternate Universe, created under the premise that the Angels attacked in 1915 instead of 2015."

Eva: Light and Water by soul.assassin.547

  • Recommended by: mysterynovelist2010, Not JM Keynes
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: SEELE sent Kaworu Nagisa to Tokyo-3 as its envoy for NERV, but as soon as he arrives he becomes involved, facing the challenge of trying to change the people around him, especially the Children. Above all, sometimes prophecies aren't carved in stone.

Evangelion: Next Genesis by Sub Zero Greymon

How Do You Talk To An Angel? by Elizar Naki

  • Recommended by: Caellach Tiger Eye
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Shinji/Rei
  • Synopsis: "Shinji's class gets a new addition that changes his life forever."

Scar Tissue by deathbringer374

  • Recommended by: Ultra Sonic 007, Ragnar The Semi Green, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Synopsis: After Third Impact fic. The world goes to some semblance of normality. Ikari Shinji lays in bed, unmoving, tubes and wires all over, machines beeping away. Asuka stares, horrified, at the result of her violence. Maybe revenge tasted... bitter.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, sporadic Lemon

Primetime Television by Merridian

  • Recommended by: BlitzBlast
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Shinji/Rei... kind of.
  • Synopsis: This story is pure, ingenious, well-written Mind Screw. In other words, it's like the actual show. It addresses what it would mean for a reality if the events were constantly rewritten or retconned, whether it be by the original writers or fanfiction.
  • Tags: Crack Fic

My Enemy My Friend by K9 the First

  • Recommended by: Weaver, Machrider 1985
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Synopsis: Basically, the Angel's don't die, they just hang around with the pilots. This is something of a mixed blessing.

Nerv: Dry Cleaning and Takeout

  • Recommended by: Miragician, MAI 742
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Gendo Ikari the lowly office drone, one-time heir to the illustrious Rukubungi Sushi Empire, is a proud and penniless husband and father. Now he faces the ultimate challenge as he tries to make it in the far-flung and hostile land of America, armed with nothing but love, his family, and poor quality tuna fish. But against them stand the sinister forces of the Seele Group and their affiliated fast-food chain, Angels Fast Food...

Wreckage by Norsehound

  • Recommended by: Caellach Tiger Eye, MAI 742, Lavanya Six, Berix
  • Status: Dead (a rewrite is in progress)
  • Synopsis: An AU in which certain things which happened prior to the main series happened differently - ie: Yui and Kyoko are still alive. However, this isn't necessarily a good thing. As the summary says, "Some things remain the same, but others are... broken."

Damnation by Daniel Snyder

  • Recommended by: Nyog Sothep
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shinji finally gets the help he needs. Too bad it doesn't last that long.
  • Tags: Dark Fic

On the Threshold We All Stood, by Arujei

  • Recommended by: Yla, TheAmazingBlachman
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Summer 2000, a few months before Second Impact. A retiring CIA agent discovers material about a strange cult named SEELE, and tries to find out what they are planning. Stale Beer flavor Spy Fiction, very different in style to what is common for Eva fics.

Vengeance by Devil Boss

  • Recommended by: cabosan, Willbyr
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A story where a cold, apathetic Shinji arrives at Tokyo-3 and refuses to pilot Unit 01. Sachiel is destroyed through other means, at the cost of the city and thousands of lives. He then goes on to deconstruct the major characters and their motivations, all before even the Fourth Angel arrives.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Deconstruction Fic

Bait and Switch by Zentrodie

  • Recommended by: Lustheron
  • Statys: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Shinji returns from his time as LCL the return isn't what anybody had expected. Plans are changed, friendships formed, and a few minds shattered. But hey it seemed like a good idea at the time.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka, Shinji/Harem

The Happy Red Planet by Literary Eagle

  • Recommended by: RN 452, Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Humans and Angels cannot coexist. One species must eliminate the other in order to inherit the world... or, you know, they could just find another planet. This is a tale of hope and friendship. It is also a story about a bunch of weird stuff happening on Mars".

Reticence, by Kraven Ergeist (Link)

  • Recommended By: Psyga315, Ack Sed
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Post-Rebuild 3.33 - After narrowly avoiding Fourth Impact, Asuka is left to wander back to the last remnants of humanity on foot, dragging an unwilling Shinji and an unwitting Rei along with her. Shinji slowly comes to terms with Kaworu's death, Rei tries to understand what she used to be in her past life, and Asuka does whatever she can to stay alive for just another day."

Cosmonaut by shelter

  • Recommended By: Miragician, MAI 742, Ragnar The Semi Green, Willbyr, Kendrix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "30 years after Third Impact, Rei watches over an immobile Gendo Ikari as he enters into his last days, while trying to make sense of her place in a world that has moved on."

Evangelion 303 by Grummancat

  • Recommended by: Machrider 1985
  • Synopsis: In an alternate-universe with no giant robots or Angels, the Children still have to defend our modern world from Seele (and maybe Nerv) in a post-September 11th age as pilots of experimental jet fighters.
    • It has NSFW scenes, but all pilots in this fic are at least twenty-years-old.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka, Toji/Hikari, possibly Rei/Kaworu.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Tags: Romance, Drama, Action, Dark Fic, Alternate Universe.

Comfort, by Sandman

  • Recommended by: Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Shinji/Asuka
  • Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance, Humor
  • Synopsis: Set in an Alternate Universe where Shinji's mother did not die and her family took Asuka in after Kyoko's death. It is the year 2027 and Shinji and Asuka have managed to get over past pains and create their own family. However they still have to protect their world from the Angels. Teri Ikari -character of the classic Eva fic Child Of Love- makes a cameo.
  • Tags: Waff, one-shot

Ghosts of Evangelion by Bagheera

  • Recommended by: Machrider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Starting from Third Impact, it uses dialogue-heavy, brief scenes to develop and narrate the evolution of the relationship between Shinji and Asuka throughout their teenhood and young adulthood. The author makes a great work keeping Shinji and Asuka in-character while simultaneously moving them forward. Their relationship is difficult, angsty and very complex, and they are depicted like two very broken and messed-up individuals with huge hang-ups and very mixed feelings towards each other that still are hugely co-dependent on each other and desperately struggle to open up and bond. It also explores relationships and issues that Eva fanfic writers often disregard, such like the Misato/Asuka's relationship, Misato's guilt for not having taken care of her wards properly, Asuka and Touji's relationship after the Bardiel attack...
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Touji, Misato/Kaji and later Kyoko and Misato's father.
  • Tags: Romance, Drama, W.A.F.F..

In Tune by Z98

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985, Berix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Instrumentality Shinji, Asuka and other characters have traveled back in time with their intact memories... but instead of keeping their old bodies or reincarnating into their younger selves they have been reborn into completely different people -Shinji became a German violinist; Asuka a German army captain ad UN Auditor; Misato a German army general; and so on...-. So that rather setting out to influence events directly, they opt to work behind the scenes, infiltrate Nerv as average, clueless employees and mentor and support the Children without raising suspicions. They are also well-aware that their knowledge of the future will become useless after a while due to them altering the past.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Toji
  • Tags: Sci-Fi, Romance

The End and After by KarolyBurnford

  • Recommended by: still_guns
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Following Third Impact, Rei returns from the LCL sea and seeks out Asuka. However, the Angels return -in humanoid form- and Nerv, led by Misato, recruits them both to fight them. This is a Rei/Asuka fic, however, the build-up is quite long. Available only on deviantart.
  • Pairing(s): Rei/Asuka
  • Tags: Sci-Fi, Romance

EVA Sessions: The Eaters of Sin by Gob Hobblin (alternate link)

  • Recommended by: Xander KH, Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: “There will be no Third Impact. There will be no Grand Revelation. There is no Apocalypse. No Armageddon. No Instrumentality. There will be rats in the ruins. There will be knives. There will be bodies. There will be little, nasty wars, and great, roiling wars. There will be humanity, and it will eat itself. And those who had defended it from the Angels will eat it's sins.”
    • Taking a page from the Rebuild series while still staying within the Original series, “Eaters of Sin” explores the idea of Misato acting early against Gendo’s schemes and staging a coup on Nerv itself to prevent Seele’s version of Instrumentality. Unfortunately, such an act is easier said than done, as Seele is playing for keeps on all fronts in this endgame. With Misato solely leading Nerv against the forces of humanity as the “18th Angel”, Allies will be made, Enemies will be discovered, Blood will be spilt, and the Innocence of Children will be forever lost.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama, Action

who the waves are roaring for by phollie

  • Recommended by: Xairathan
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After Third Impact and waking up on the beach, Asuka finds herself in a world where there's nothing to do and her heart's been fished out of the red sea. A speculative rebuild of the hearts and minds of Shinji Ikari and Asuka Langley Soryu, following the events of End of Evangelion.
  • Pairings: Shinji/Kaworu, Asuka/Rei

Advice and Trust by Panther2G author of A Crown of Stars

  • Recommended by: Machrider 1985, polooglu, Wint
  • Synopsis: After a delicious meal -and a good amount of beer cans- Misato attempts to give Shinji some advice on how to win Asuka's attentions and how to deal with women in general.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka, Misato/Kaji, Hikari/Touji, Rei/Kensuke
  • Tags: WAFF, Romance, Humor.

A Crown of Stars, by Strypgia

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Authorized sequel to "A Throne Of Bayonets". The ravaged, war-torn, post-Third Impact world has thoroughly wrecked Shinji and Asuka. However, right when they are at their lowest point, and being sent off into another war, after which they will be rendered obsolete and possibly executed at a dictator’s whim, a stranger comes along and makes them an offer which sounds too good to be right… and he brings along their future selves to convince them that they can trust him.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Touji, Misato/Kaji
  • Tags: Adventure/Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Comedy, Romance

The Death Of One, by Godsend 777

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Written long before Rebuild. Shinji gets permanently stuck inside Unit 01 after fighting Zeruel. His death strikes the cast hard. Asuka and Misato all but fall apart, Rei bonds with Asuka and Ritsuko in order to try come to terms with Shinji's loss, his friends mourn... and Gendo plots ways to bring both his wife and his son back, even if he has to destroy more lives in the process.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka -with a bit of Shinji/Rei thrown in-, Misato/Kaji
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Romance, Drama, Action

You Are (Not) At Fault by Mister Halt (SufficientVelocity link; original draft link)

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The world is slowly recovering from Instrumentality. Misato tries to lead Nerv as the organization is getting back on track, simultaneously taking care of her surrogate children. Unfortunately Shinji's mind is broken after going through Third Impact and spending a long time alone until Asuka returned, and he acts like a barely responsive zombie. On top of it Unit 01 has returned to Earth and the MP-Evas have showed up again.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Romance, Drama

EVA Sessions: Someplace Vast and Dry by Gob Hobblin (FF.Net link)

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985, sumghai
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: In 2015, something happened in Antarctica that changed the course of human events. From that point, dimensional rifts open all over the world, and strange creatures pour through them, forcing humanity to fight a war for survival. The lives of a small group of scientists and their children, led by Gendo and Yui Ikari, get entangled in the conflict as they struggle to create weapons capable to defeat the enemy, clash against policians... and try to raise their children properly.
    • Now with a Tropes page that needs much Wiki Love.
  • Pairing(s): Gendo/Yui, Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama, Romance

The Catalyst by jcmoorehead

  • Recommended by: Agent_B
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Asuka thought of herself as many things. Elite pilot, protector, smart and broken. Now she wakes up in a new landscape caused by Third Impact and has to face that she was the catalyst for the end of the world. Vowing to protect Shinji, both pilots must confront their pasts and themselves as they try to survive.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama

Evangelion: A New Awakening by Stormofdragons

  • Recommended by: Agent_B
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Season 1 finished; Third Impact and Human Instrumentality have left the world changed. Shinji and Asuka awake on the beach and try to find some semblance of a normal life. New enemies, new battles, and the return of the EV As.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama

Evangelion: Last Best Hope by Stormofdragons

  • Recommended by: Agent_B
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Sequel to Evangelion: A New Awakening, this series is my "Season 3" and picks up a few days after Asuka's reunion with Shinji. The Legionnaires are continuing their attacks but the EVA crew is ready for them.
  • Tags: Drama/Adventure

Daddy by Glory-To-Our-August-King

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What's it like to be a dad? Is it anything like looking down at your wife's lifeless form in the hospital, holding a whimpering newborn in your arms?
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka (implied)
  • Tags: Drama, Family

The Arts by Okuaku

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: Dead.
  • Synopsis: Alternate Universe set in Imperial Rome. Two barbarian slaves -a Far Eastern gladiator and a Germanic warrior- meet in a cell after being sentenced to death. Together, they'll try to escape from their captors and from the vast Empire.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Romance, Adventure

Hand Cannot Erase by Jcmoorehead (alternate link)

  • Recommended by: Tron 80
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post Rebuild 3.33 story. After the world narrowly escaped a 4th Impact, Shinji Ikari is broken. Asuka Shikinami must take charge and lead both him and the confused 'Rei Ayanami' across a vast wasteland to the place the Lilin can get them.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Hurt, Comfort, Adventure, Romance

Legacy of the Forgotten, by Gryphon ( link)

  • Recommended by: Mach Rider 1985, Tron 80
  • Status: Dormant (last updated October 2017)
  • Synopsis: For fifteen years the Empire has been in war with the nation island of Yamato. Asuka, Imperial warrior, is sailing towards Yamato when a storm strikes the invading fleet and she gets stranded in Yamato. She gets rescued and taken in by Shinji Ikari, Lord of Akuro, and very soon she gets tangled up in a conflict that is more complex than she previously imagined.
    • The first version was a Fire Emblem crossover. The second version purges the Fire Emblem elements of the story and is an Original Fantasy setting.
  • Pairing: Shinji/Asuka, Hikari/Touji
  • Tags: Adventure/Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

Evangelion: Double Threat by ManicInsomniac ( link)

  • Recommended by: Tron80
  • Status: Ongoing, intermittent updates
  • Synopsis: After the capture of the (Rebuild) Third Angel, Gendo summons his son but Shinji stands up to him and demands an explanation. When Sachiel attacks two years later, Shinji has actual training and emotional support, and that's one of the smaller changes in this AU that draws from multiple Eva timelines.
  • Pairing(s): Toji/Hikari, Mari/Evas
  • Tags: Action, Drama

1D107 (From the Beginning) by threesmallcrows

  • Recommended by: Lyra_Dhani
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kaworu is a piano teacher, Shinji and Asuka are his students, and they all try and help one another as best they can.
  • Tags: Piano, Stress, Anxiety
  • Comment: The Piano!AU that you didn't know you need

Amarantos by Glor

  • Recommended by: Tron 80, Robinton, Shoutmon Z, CONQUISTADOR
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Synopsis: There is a garden in Germany watched over by the Langley Estate. Four year old Shinji Ikari is banished to its foreign forests where he forms a close bond with the Second Child, waiting for the day his father sends for him. Elsewhere, the Evangelions are being forged, slowly casting their long shadows.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama, Romance

Read the Fine Print by Mister Halt (SufficientVelocity link)

  • Recommended by: Ariachus, Berix
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Previously known as: "You Should (Not) Sign Weird Contracts". Shinji and Asuka are childhood penpals, and Shinji signs an online contract selling his soul to her for some chocolate. They think nothing of what they consider a harmless, silly game until several years later, when Shinji is summoned to Tokyo-3 to pilot an Evangelion and he finds he is incapable of generating an AT-Field.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Romance, Drama

The Gospel Of Malachel by Frogstaff

  • Recommended by: Ariachus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The 17th angel is dead, the last obstacle to Instrumentality has been removed. There is nothing to prevent the next step in humanity's evolution... or is there? As the citizens of Tokyo-3 attempt to rebuild their shattered city, a new enemy threatens.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama, Action, Romance

Blood of the Ancients by NegativeZero1 (link to the missing third chapter)

  • Recommended by: Ariachus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The seals weaken, and the Shito are once again loosed upon the world. Only one thing can stop them from remaking the planet in their own terrible image - those who wield the power of the Evangelion.
  • Tags: Fantasy, Drama, Action

You Are (Not) Shinji Ikari

  • Recommended by: DevinMeenan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a way, Shinji did die when he attempted suicide. Because as far as the people around him were concerned, this was not Shinji Ikari they were talking to. It was someone who was more real than Shinji himself in a way. And perhaps that was what terrified them the most. But she wasn't going to run away. She was going to save him from himself.
  • Pairing(s): Shinji/Asuka
  • Tags: Drama, Romance