Kaworu and Shinji fall in love in their last year of high school. When they go off to separate colleges, however, they break up (although they both want to stay together). As time passes by, they get into unsatisfying, short relationships with other people, but can't help but miss each other. Shinji eventually finds Kaworu again, and is relieved to find out that he's still as in love with him as he was before. They start dating once again, and stay with each other forever.