I do not own Konjiki no Gash Bell nor any of it's characters.

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Chapter One: Calm Before The Storm

The blaring of trumpets and wild cheering filled the air in the Makai one sunny day. Many demons and demonesses of all shapes and sizes were gathered around a gigantic stadium. Why? Because today was the day that King Eshino Goren renounced his title as king of the Makai and announced the new king, the victor of the Great Battle.

Next to the stadium was a magnificent palace. This, was where the king resided. Everyone fell silent as the former king emerged from the depths of the palace. He walked down a long path slowly until lhe reached the center of the stadium. All eyes were on this strange snake-haired creature as he cleared his throat and taken the microphone that awaited him there.

"Good morn to you all, my fellow Mamodo!" He greeted in a grandfather-like tone of voice which totally contradicted his intimidating appearance. "As you all probably know, a millenia has passed, which means my reign as king has sadly come to an end... But this also means that a new ruler shall rise and take the title of king for another thousand years to come! I would like to introduce the Makai's new ruler! King-"

His speech was interupted when he suddenly fell into a fit of coughing. Nobody was really concerned, for he did this quite frequently when speaking. Who could blame him? He was getting old.

Goren picked up a water bottle beside him and drank from it to suppress his coughing. "Oh dear me, quite sorry about that. Now where was I? Oh yes. The new king. Ahem. It is without further ado, I present to you, King Zeon!"

A roar of fanfare erupted throughout the audience as a young, pale skinned child came out from the palace, walking the same path as Goren did. He was a bit nervous and was blushing slightly because he had never been before this many people before. He was more accustomed to being solitary and alone. But it was nice getting the recognition he finally deserved for once, ya know? Now no one can mistake him for Gash, and if they do, he'll just throw them in the dungeon for all of eternity.

Once he reached the center of the stadium, Goren put his stone hand on the white-haired demon's shoulder. "Congratulations, my boy. Is there anything you would like to say to your people, King Zeon?"

He just nodded his head no. He wasn't used to being King quite yet and didn't want to seem a fool so early on.

"You sure? No shout outs to your, err, 'Homies?' Goren replied, in a sad attempt to look hip.

"No..."

"Well, you certainly aren't the talkative type, now are you laddie?" Goren asked, but Zeon just ignored him. "Ahaha. Don't worry about it. Even I started out nervous and confused about being a king at first. As a matter of fact, you remind me of myself back when I was a youth. Powerful, filled with rage, and silent at most times."

Goren put the mike back up to his mouth. Did he even have a mouth? Point was he spoke into it. "Well folks, don't forget that tonight I am holding a party at the mansion to celebrate my last day as king, and Zeon's First day. Everyone is welcomed to come!"

And with that, the two walked back into the mansion, unsuspecting of the upcoming danger that awaited all of them... For seven dark figures, all about the size of an average mamodo, loomed over the stadium, everyone unaware of their presence.

"So that's the new king..."

"Mmm... He's kinda cute..."

"I'm hungry..."

"Relax, brother. You'll have plenty to eat once we escape to the realm of the Ningen..." All of them then began to laugh manically before vanishing into thin air...

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Hee. Sorry, but I couldn't resist giving Eshino Goren your typical 'old guy'personality since very little is known about him.

Here's the First Chapter. Whether you like my story or think that it's pure crap, a review would be very much appreciated.

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