URAE. Before leaving Kyoto.
"I have gathered you all here," Haruna began, with the utmost gravity and applomb, sitting at the head of the table, "to discuss a matter of the greatest importance."
"Hmm, shouldn't we wait for Erebus-san and Ala Alba before starting, then?" Negi asked.
Haruna shook her head and rapped her knuckles on the table. "No! Why would we? We already have Erebus-kun and Ala Alba right here!"
Everyone looked in several directions for a few moments before Asuna said, "But from what Nee-chan told me, they needed their Natsumi to become invis—"
"B-A-K-A!" Haruna shouted. "That's our Erebus-kun-in-the-making!" she pointed at Negi. "And we're Ala Alba! Actually, that's what we are here to discuss. We need making clear if we're going to name ourselves after our forebearers or pick a new name for our band of adventurers!"
"That's correct!" Chamo said, perched on Haruna's right shoulder.
"Being a librarian, you really should know that word doesn't mean what you're using her to convey," Chisame deadpanned.
"Give me a break, there's no existent single word that exactly describes what they are to us," Haruna replied. "Anyway, folks, this is important! We can't go around saving the world without a proper title! We can't let people call us something lame like 'Negi's Girls' or anything like that! We need a catchy and edgy name, although I'm not sure 'Ala Alba' is radical enough for us. Maybe something sexier, hotter, bolder..."
"I was all behind you in the 'We can't go around saving the world' part, but then you had to continue..." Misora sighed.
"Seconded," Chisame nodded.
"You only want to upscene Deathnote, don't you?" Haruka accused.
"You mean 'upstage'," Setsuna told her.
"How about 'The Red Squadron of Asskicking'?" Asuna asked, making everyone cringe.
"Denied!" Ayaka said.
"What? Why?-! Don't go around deciding that all by y—"
"DENIED!" everyone else, even down to Negi and Nodoka, repeated.
Asuna dropped down. "Et tu, Konoka..."
Ayaka blinked. "Asuna-san! I'm shocked you even know the context of that phrase!"
"Actually, she learned it from playing 'Roman Kombat'," Konoka said before patting Asuna's back. "Come on, Asuna-chan! It's just 'Ala Alba' is such a cool name! It means 'White Wing', and since Setchan has such gorgeous white wings, she can work perfectly fine as our mascot!"
Setsuna's face blanked. "I'm the mascot?-!"
"Why not 'The Danger Team'?" Yuuna asked. "Re-using a name someone already came with is so lame!"
"The Angels of Justice!" Ayaka said.
"Negima Magical Squad!" Makie chirped.
"Megadeath from Above!" Kerberos said.
Everyone glared at him.
"What?" he said. "I think it sounds good!"
"Agency of Magical Combat Mahora!" Haruka said.
"Ala Alba!" Setsuna said, always quick to support Konoka's decisions even if she had to be the mascot.
"... The Avengers?" Sora mused, with a finger on her mouth. "Defenders? Outsiders, if we're going to work out of the public eye? The Ultimates, maybe?"
"You're all getting carried away with this!" Chisame despaired.
The girls all stared at each other for long tense moments before turning as one to...
"NEGI!" they said. "SAY SOMETHING!"
"Ala Rubra was the name of my father's team, wasn't it? Then, since stealing their name would be disrespectful, we'll just homage them by calling ourselves Ala Alba, just like Erebus-san did," he simply said. "That's all."
"But—!" several of them began to say.
"That's all," he repeated himself.
"All!" he repeated one final time, and it was clear it was, indeed, final.
The girls looked in stupor at him, just as Konoka placed herself right behind him, with a Saintly Smile, Setsuna at her side.
For a moment, the others only gulped in unison, until Ayaka broke into laughter.
"Oh ho ho ho! Of course, Ala Alba it is! Excellent and wise decision, Negi-sensei!"
"Man, it took bringing his father into play for him to show some freaking authority already..." Chisame muttered.
Misa bit her lower lip. "He's so hot when showing unshakable domination...!"
"It's because we can't say 'Asskicking' in public, isn't it?" Asuna complained.