THIISSss universe is relatively old fashioned! UHM. Think perhaps 1890s-1920s in fashion in Europe?? Or steampunk w/o the steampunk. YEAH.
There's also an Asian country, but it's really, really isolated.
There are two types of magic, "good magic" and "bad magic."
Magic in this universe comes from using energy that nature provides!
Good magic is widely used. Under a time limit, practitioners "borrow" magic from nature, use it for a period of time, and then give it back before the source dies.
Bad magic is illegal in this country (but not in others ie azn country most likely). Practitioners are strong... because they steal magic from nature, thus killing the source.
An evil organization bent on (world domination? uhh something), has kidnapped a girl by the name of BIYU from the neighboring country of XXXX. It is said, in that country, that practitioners of magic are incredibly prodigious and so... Yeah.
HOWEVER, BEFORE ANYTHING COULD BE DONE, a religious cult storms in, destroys headquarters, and kidnaps the kidnapped girl.
The religious cult couldn't figure out if Biyu was evil like the evil organization, or good... So they decidedly put her in a cage until they could figure that shit out.
MEANWHILE, Dye (who takes up odd jobs like this) is approached by the evil organization to "Recover a kidnapped girl that is v. dear to their hearts!"
So he does...
But, upon arriving with her over his shoulder, he realizes that the evil organization is evil, and walks away....
To his friend pilot's (Bainbridge/Bridgette's) moving house!ship....... And asks for a ride.......... Away from this place......
And Bridgette is like "omg...."
And thus starts the adventures of two grown men and their misadventures with a little girl-chan.