“COME AND GET SOME,” Asuka said through the speakers of Eva Unit-02.
Hamlet Omega, the massive monster in front of her, charged straight at her, plunging its innumerable tentacles towards her mecha.
She dodged as many blows as she could, but her robot was slightly damaged. She grabbed at the monster, ripping pieces of it away and tossing it, but she was only hurting it with minimal success.
She slid under the monster and kicked it over. It fell and she was able to pile-drive the Eva like it was straight out of the most ridiculous Luchador match of all time.
But the Hamlet Omega monster pushed the Eva away and was able to get back up, now with a raging fury of even more tentacles ripping into the Eva’s armor. It sent the mecha flying into the Torre Altus, sending it crashing down to the ground.
“DAMMIT SHIT!” she shouted. Oops. She forgot to turn off the speaker. Well, if it was still on… “EVERYONE! I NEED YOUR HELP. AS SOON AS I TAKE OUT THIS MONSTER, YOU NEED TO DEFEAT KIIKO! I CAN’T DO BOTH.”
As soon as she said this, she saw the tiny scurrying figures rushing up into the air to attack Kiiko. One of them was her wife Sayaka, and she pressed her palm against the viewsceen. She had to be the hero for all of them, but especially for her. “SAYAKA,” she said. “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF OUR–”
The Unit-02 was smacked to the ground. The Hamlet Omega began stomping on the robot, smashing it into several pieces and disabling it. Asuka was injured as pieces of shrapnel exploded into the cockpit.
The Eva was disabled. She had lost.
She needed to– oh no. The eject function was damaged in the beatdown. She was stuck in the machine, which now had alert sirens going off inside it.
Did the.. no, the speakers were shot as well.
Asuka began setting the nuclear option and pulling out the override switches. She never thought this would be the day that she’d have to do it, but she was prepared. All those years at NERV didn’t go to waste after all…
A few of the viewscreen cameras were still functioning, and she could see her friends and wife battling the maniacal psychic. The Omega Hamlet was still close enough… She had to trigger the self-destruct right now.
“Sayaka…. I hope I was a hero to you…”
She bypassed the final override option, clasped her hands together, and prayed.
The remains of Hamlet Omega splattered across the city, but quickly faded away into the ether. But Sayaka was out of commission from the moment she saw the explosion. Kyoko was still on the ground, holding Aaya hostage. Nagisa and Neoakemi alone couldn’t handle Kiiko in the slightest.
“Leave this universe alone,” Neoakemi told her. “Please. You’ve already killed enough people today.”
Kiiko didn’t even turn her gaze to her, though she still blocked her attacks. “I have to find Aaya before I obliterate this planet. I can’t let her die with the rest of you, can I? That would be a bad relationship move.” She slapped Neoakemi and sent her flying away.
Nagisa kept blowing bubbles at Kiiko, but there was some sort of invisible force field blocking them from actually capturing her or popping in her face. Her powers were completely useless! :(
What would they do?
Well, apparently that, Nagisa thought as she plummeted towards the ground after being hit by a huge-butt shockwave.
She hit the ground with a thud, but wasn’t amazingly hurt, so she hopped right back up. Kiiko had also come down to the ground, though, and was now staring at Kyoko, with Neoakemi and El Guante behind her.
“Aaya,” she said. “What have you done to her?”
“Nothing,” Kyoko said. “And we’re going to keep it that way if you leave here in peace, forever.”
Kiiko giggled like a middle schooler would at a “that’s what she said” joke. “I can simply melt your brain and then levitate her over to me,” she said. “It’s not very difficult at all.”
“Then why haven’t you done it?” She put a stick of Pocky in her mouth and chomped at it.
“You’re not as powerful as you were before,” she said. “Is it because you’re in a new universe? Did you expend too much energy travelling over here? Is it because Walpurgisnacht and Hamlet Omega are gone? You don’t know. And that’s what scares you.”
“Good going, Kyoko,” Neoakemi whispered.
“So, Kiiko Kawakami. You can’t simply take her from me without risk of harming her. What are you going to do?”
“Your bluff is meaningless,” Kiiko said. “I will eventually be more powerful than all of you put together. My constant fighting has tired me somewhat, but I will soon return to full strength. You have mere minutes at best.”
“That’s the worst bluff I’ve ever heard,” Kyoko said. “And I’ve had to deal with a drunken Madoka twice a week for the past two years.”
The two red-eyed women stared each other down. Kyoko smiled, while Kiiko finally started to show an emotion on her face… frustration.
Nagisa blew some bubbles towards Kiiko, but once again, the force field was too strong. Nothing worked to actually damage her.
“You are five strong and yet you can only bargain with me. I think that’s pathetic.” Kiiko balled up her fist, and rubble from all the surrounding former-buildings began lifting into the air. “If I can’t have Aaya, then that may be a sacrifice I have to make. I did tell her the consequences of defying me before we began our relationship, and she has done so many times regardless.”
The equivalent of an entire house was now hovering directly above Kyoko.
Neoakemi looked at Nagisa and nodded. She pointed to the computer on her wrist, and Nagisa understood. She clutched her trumpet tightly.
Kiiko noticed this and scowled. “What do you think this is? A game? You really believe you can simply–”
“GET OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE YOU TOTAL BITCH!” Kiiko barely had time to turn around before she saw Madoka Kaname speeding towards her, jetpacking directly into her back and firing her magical pistols. The force of the push knocked the debris out of Kiiko’s focus and sent it tumbling down, but Nagisa blew some bubbles to keep most of it from falling, for just long enough to have Neoakemi make a cyber-force field around all of them.
The rest of the rubble fell on top of the force field and rolled off.
As soon as the dust cleared, they saw Madoka on top of Kiiko, pointing her pistols at the girl. But… she was already shot in the head and torso, with white rays of light pouring out of her wounds.
Kiiko screamed out in a cry of terror as more ripples of light burst through her body like cracks spreading throughout a piece of glass. And finally–
A flash of light–
And Kiiko Kawakami was no more. She disappeared in a wisp of energy and dispersed across the heavens almost instantly.
Madoka tipped her hat at Kyoko and collapsed onto her knees where she stood.
Kyoko sat Aaya down and ran over to her wife. El Guante rushed over to Nagisa, scooped her up into his arms, and kissed her on the lips.
Over in the distance, Neoakemi and Sayaka hugged each other, both of them crying.
Mexico City was completely wrecked, but the sun was breaking through the clouds. And it shone brighter than it ever had before.