Who says opposites attract? They were so right!
Noriko Ashida was a homeless electric powered mutant with out of control powers. David Alleyne was a straight “A” student with the ability to absorb the knowledge and skills of nearby people. These two met after Nariko was given power inhibiting gauntlets by Forge. They both served on the New Mutants squad and grew close. David had a few reservations after an apoclyptic future vision
After decimation; an event where most mutants lost their powers; They realized every moment was precious and confessed their mutual feelings. Together they witnessed the death of most of their student body, journeyed to hell and helped save a mutant messiah.
Their love however caused Surge to worry for his safety since he was now human, to end the relationship she kissed Hellion, emotionally scaring Prodigy who dumped her as he was unable to get over his hurt.