Chapter 1

Minato Sahashi gave a sigh of relief as he strolled through the park. He had just finished taking his entrance exam. He had failed once, but he couldn't possibly fail twice, right? It was already dark out, but he didn't mind. The cool wind blew straight in his face, and he shivered, breaking the silence of the empty park. He found the quiet to be rather calming, and he definitely had to calm down after the exam.

His relaxation was broken by a loud shout, followed by the crack of thunder.

"A thunderstorm? That didn't come up in the forecast though." He wondered aloud.

Suddenly, three women, one with pink hair and a kimono, and two twins in S&M clothes, came out of nowhere and began fighting. The pink haired one moved to punch the twins, but was sent back by a stream of lightning.

"What the hell's going on?" Minato whispered to himself. "If this is a mugging, I really, should help, but then again…" He looked the twins, who had lightning crackling in their hands.

He sighed, "I'm really going to regret this."

Minato made a mad dash to the girl's side.

"Get out of the way." One of the twins ordered.

"No, please leave or I'm calling the police."

"Please, the police don't scare us."

Minato stood up and placed himself between the attackers and the girl.

"You'll have to go through me."

The twins shrugged, "Fine, it's your funeral."

Their hands pointed at Minato, and he closed his eyes as his life flashed before his eyes. Nothing happened. He dared to open his eyes to see one of the twins lying on the ground and the other was being mercilessly beaten by the pink haired girl.

Um, it looks like I didn't need to help her out. She seems more than capable of taking those two on.

She landed one more punch and the twin collapsed to the ground.

"Come on Hikari, let's get out of here." Her twin nodded in response. They both shot a bolt of lightning at the ground, blinding Minato. When he opened his eyes again, they were gone.

He noticed that the pink haired girl was standing next to him.

"Thank you I suppose." He could tell that she was uncomfortable thanking him. However, he had more on his mind than that.

"What the hell was that?"

"Those two were hunting me down because I am an unwinged sekirei."


"Yes, I am Number 105, Benitsubasa."

"Number 105? What does that mean? Why do you have a number?"

"Because I am a Sekirei." She snapped impatiently. She was clearly getting annoyed with him, so he decided to drop it.

"Never mind. Are you okay?" He couldn't imagine getting shocked by lightning, much less getting back up and punching someone out.

"I'm fine." But as she took a step, her body betrayed her words. Her legs gave out and she fell to the ground. Minato immediately knelt down and picked her up, bridal style.

"You don't have to do this."

"Yes I do. A beautiful woman in the middle of the night is not safe here."

"A beautiful woman?"

Minato immediately realized his mistake.

"My bad, it's just…"

Benitsubasa cut him off. "No, don't apologize." She paused for a second, "Thank you."

He smiled, "No problem."

What's going on? I feel so hot in his arms. Oh no, I can't be reacting to him. He seems like such a weakling, not fit to be my Ashikabi. Although…

He smiled at her again.

He is a pretty cute weakling.

They walked in silence until her stomach growled.

This is embarrassing.

A blush reached her face as he asked, "Are you hungry?"

She nodded quickly and he changed his path, walking into a fast food restaurant. He set her down at a seat and went to order.

"I know it's probably not what you're used to, but it's the best I can do on my allowance."

She was about to notify him of the limitless MBI card resting in her pocket, but decided that it would make him embarrassed about his income. She would tell him later because there was no way in hell that she would be living off of fast food.

Minato picked up their order and sat down across from Benitsubasa, studying her face as she ate.

"So what did you mean when you said that you were unwinged?"

She stopped eating and looked at him.

"It means that I haven't found my Ashikabi yet."

"Why not?"

"Because I refuse to be forcibly winged, and every Sekirei is drawn to a certain Ashikabi."

"Well, I wish you luck in finding your Ashikabi. You know, I'd be happy to help you." Minato tried to offer his assistance.

"Oh, that's not necessary."

Minato was confused. "Why?"

"I don't think I should tell you out here in the public. Do you have somewhere more private we could go to?"

"Well I do have an apartment, but don't expect to be impressed by it."

They finished eating and Minato carried Benitsubasa back to his apartment.

"You know, I can walk just fine." She told Minato as he let her out of his arms.

"Still, I don't want to take any chances."

They walked into his apartment and Benitsubasa definitely wasn't impressed.

"Yeah, I know it's not much. So anyways, what were you saying in the restaurant about your Ashikabi?"

"I didn't tell you earlier because I thought that it would freak you out, but…" She trailed off before looking into his eyes, "You're my Ashikabi."

"What!" Minato looked at her face to see if she was kidding. She wasn't. "But why would you choose me?"

Benitsubasa shrugged her shoulders, "I didn't. Fate did."

"How did you know?"

"I could tell because being near you gave me a warm feeling that made me want to fight on, and when you picked me up, I could feel my entire body burning up. That only happens when Sekireis are in close proximity with their Ashikabis."

Minato took in that information as he sat down on the ground.

"So how do I become an Ashikabi?"

"Like this." Benitsubasa grabbed his shoulders and planted her lips firmly onto his. Minato was taken by surprise but quickly melted into the kiss, barley noticing the wings that had illuminated his room. His snaked around her back and pulled her closer. And there they stayed for what seemed like eternity before they pulled away and simultaneously blushed.

"That was an amazing first kiss." Minato remarked.

Benitsubasa nodded, "Agreed."

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