Title: Don't Look Author: gabriel blessing Rating: M Fandom: Evangelion / Slender Man crossover Genre: Horror Pairing: Misato K./Shinji I. Chapters: 6 Words: 51,016 Updated: Oct 31, 2012 Published: Oct 24, 2012 Status: Complete Summary: 'No no no no no no'. 'Can't run'. 'Always watches, no eyes'. 'Leave me alone'. 'Don't look... or it takes you'. 'Help me.' Shinji already knew all that. He knew it all too well. But there was never anyone there to help. Misato intends to change that. If she can. Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8637502/1/Don-t-Look When Misato picks Shinji up, she notices a man in the background, a tall, slim man in a suit. She realises that something is off when right after the third angle the same man is standing right outside of Shinji's hospital room, deep in the innards of Nerv's geofront. Shinji himself is odd as well. He always looks to the ground, never looks up, never faces anyone directly. And he knows the man he calls the "slender man" - but that's all Misato is getting out of Shinji. I don't know how well known 'the Slender Man' is. It started as an internet meme in 2009, got some games and eventually some real attempted murder in its name. You don't need to know anything about it, the story is pretty self explanatory. What you won't see in this story: Evangelions. NGE with Tokyo 3 and Nerv's headquarters is the stage on which the story takes place, but the Evas and the fights against the Angles are only mentioned in passing. The story starts with Misato picking up Shinji and focusses on the incidents around the appearance of the Slender Man. It ends with Kaji and Asuka arriving in Tokyo 3 as a kind of epilogue. The story is told from several point of views, Misato's, Ritsuko's, and the students' who interact with the Slender Man. Gabriel Blessing has delivered better works, nevertheless I think it still qualifies for the library. It's a horror story with some really good, perhaps even great moments, and some not so great scenes as well, especially when the author tries to insert some funny elements (i.e. Ritsuko's thoughts when interacting with Gendo). It also could do with a beta reader. I liked the way the author combined the two 'fandoms' and used the Evangelion setting as a background, though it is on the verge of becoming exchangeable. Shinji says one line that should have been explored further: "The Evas are the only thing that scare him." All in all I rate it 4/5.