Erik rubbed his eyes before replying "Commander? What!?"
"There you are. We've been combing this forest up and down hunting for you. Next time we tell you to hold on, we mean it ~aru." Said the South Asian voice as it emerged from between the trees.
It was unbelievable. In front of Erik, as he lay where he fell back, stood Nagase Kaede and Fei Ku of class 3-A. Kaede reached out her hand which Erik hesitantly took.
"Good, now we can get you back to the fleet. Poejat will launch his assault upon Capital any minute and the fleet will not be as strong without you at the helm ~de gozaru." Kaede exclaimed.
"Hold on a minute, who?" Erik asked "What fleet, what helm, what the hell is going on!?"
"He must have taken a blow to the head on his way down. Not much we can do here; we'll have Belle take a look when he returns to Capital ~aru." Stated the Asian voice.
After brushing the dust off his legs Erik got a good look at his two "rescuers". One stood taller than the other with deep green hair. She, the one called Kaede, wore full shinobi garb with a rather large cloak draped over her shoulders. Her eyes were lightly closed but Erik could not shake the feeling her sense of perception was far beyond that of a normal human being. The shorter one wore a traditional Chinese Dress, clearly modified for heightened mobility. She was leaning on a solid iron staff not much longer than her own body. Both looked happy to see him although the rapid pace at which these events played out still concerned Erik.
"Alright slow down. Can someone give me the who, what, when, where, why, and how of this situation?" Requested Erik. "If I can accept that I went to bed a little drunk and woke up in a forest in the middle of nowhere; that still doesn't explain, the fleet, the Poejat, and the fact that I was just recovered by Nagase Kaede and Fei Ku of Mahou Sensei Negima."
"He remembers us ~aru!" Ku Fei shouted.
"It's good to have at least part of you back, but I'm afraid we haven't time for those formalities. Miss Noriega will give you the details but if you're not in your ship before the enemy arrives we're as good as dead. ~de gozaru" Kaede added.
"Nori-, the tactical forecaster of Celestial Being?"
"The same one ~aru."
"This just got really bizarre."
With that they were off. Kaede swiftly grabbed Erik up in her arms and proceeded to move at high speed through the trees. At this point Erik had no plans to struggle. It's not every day that some of your favorite anime characters recover you from a forest and refer to you as "commander". Despite having closed eyes and a slight grin, Kaede had fierce look on her face. They moved with great purpose, going from tree to tree in a matter of seconds. A quick glance over revealed that Ku Fei was keeping up by means of her Pactio, the iconic Ruyi Jingu Bang staff of infinite size and girth. It was all too perfect, the accents, the outfits; they were perfect copies of the characters from a fictional anime. But this was real, at least it felt real.