When they receive a phone call at home, Asuka sulks and refuses to pick it up, suspecting it could be her ex-guardian wanting to talk to Misato when Misato quietly comments that it is not very likely, it visibly arouses Asuka's curiosity, indicating that she is either oblivious to or in denial or possibly both about Kaji's absence and the implications of said absence. Answers to some of these questions will be revealed in the next chapter — Making Assumptions. Laughing good and hard, Misato pulled her friends to her as hard as possible.
See if I can't get my job to transfer me to a different office or some such. He wasn't looking for anymore women in his life, Shinji had his hands full with what he had.