Harry's eyes flickered open, and he gasped a deep lungful of air.

"She needs me!" he yelled. With a herculean effort, he kicked the door to his cupboard open, jerking the lock into a unrecognizable mess. He didn't know where she was, but his expression steeped and he walked out of the house, sprinting in the direction of the mesmerizing call.

Between one step and the next, he vanished, shattering every piece of glass on the street in an echoing boom as he left.

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He appeared in a lush forest, and his heart sang at the feeling in his chest. He glanced around anxiously before he spotted her.

He walked up, his steely determination fading to uncertainty and anxiousness. "Are you okay?" he asked.

She startled and looked up. Just like in his dream, she had long blonde hair and green eyes. She spoke, and he realized that he didn't understand her language at all.

"I'm sorry, I only know english." he admitted.

She paused, and seemed to realize somewhat what he was saying. She pointed at herself.

"Kusano." she enunciated clearly.

Harry nodded, and pointed at himself too. "Harry."

She said some more words that he didn't understand, before repeating a word, pointing at him.

"What?" he asked.

She pointed at him again. "Ashikabi." she repeated.

"What's an Ashikabi?" he asked.

Then she kissed him.

Green wings of glowing light erupted from her back as he watched in shock.

"Ashikabi." she repeated, but this time, he could feel the emotion in it. It was warm, and happy and... loving?

She jumped forward and hugged him, and he fell back in shock.

"Kusano?" he asked.

"Harry." she said, and he wished he could understand her. "You are my Ashikabi." she said, and he blinked in an entirely new form of surprise.

"I understood that." he said aloud.

She looked at him with wonder. "You can speak japanese after all?" she asked happily.

He blinked again. "I don't know, it sounds like English to me."

She hugged him again. "You are my ashikabi! We're going to be together forever!"

Harry didn't really understand, but he could admit that he liked the idea. Together forever...

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Harry learned that Kusano, or Ku, was a member of a humanoid alien race known as Sekirei, which were a species known for remarkable feats of energy and physical capability. An example being that she admitted to having caused the massive forest that they were currently located.

She seemed embarassed, until she finally looked over to see him staring at the massive trees with undisguised admiration.

"You managed to do all of this? That's brilliant!"

She smiled, reassured, before they both turned to the sound of someone rustling the underbrush.

A woman stepped out. She had brown hair and eyes and a black gown on. Harry instantly disliked her, either because Kusano tried to back away or because of the cruel expression on her face.

"Oh? Two children? Back away from the green girl, brat." she ordered, pulling a scythe from her back.

"What kind of place is this?" Harry muttered. As far as he was aware, you couldn't swing weapons around at people in Britain.

The woman stepped forward more, her face twisting into a malicious grin as she readied her scythe. In turn, Ku backed away, wrapping herself up in a ball.

Harry's eyes narrowed, and he scowled at the woman. "Go away." he ordered.

She laughed. "What are you gonna do about it, brat? I could end you."

He glared, and was somewhat pleasantly surprised when she vanished.

"Uh... you think she just ran off?" Harry asked.

Ku looked at him, bewildered... and then poked him in the stomach.

"What?" he asked.

"You did it." she said, curiosity etched on her face.

"Why do you think that? I'm no one special... I'm just Harry."

She cocked her head to the side. "No, you're my Ashikabi. That makes you super special!"

He slowly nodded, and then sat down next to her. All of a sudden, it hit him.

"What do we do now?" he asked.

Kusano looked just as lost as him for a second before gasping in utter delight. "Look!" she said, holding something out to him.

"A credit card?" Harry realized.

"It has lots of money!" Ku told him.

He slowly took it, and looked at himself and then her.

"I guess we could go get some clothes first..." he said slowly.

Troubles forgotten, Ku took his hand and led him merrily out of the forest.