The crowd stood outside of the brand new administrative building waiting in ever-increasing anticipation. The first leader of the shinobi of the newly founded village of Konoha was being selected, and the formal announcement would come at any minute. After what seemed like an eternity, the door to the building opened and a group of people walked out, one of them was wearing a set of specially designed ceremonial robes. With the way the man was standing, the specially crafted hat of office obscured the man's face.

Speculative whispering wended its way through the crowd. There had been several candidates for this special position, but only two had any real chance of being elected. These two were the respective heads of the two clans that had come together to found the new village, Senju Hashirama and Uchiha Madara.

One member of the group that exited the new "Hokage Tower" broke away and stood before the crowd, preparing to make a rather important announcement.

"I am pleased to introduce you to your First Hokage, Uchiha Madara" the man announced to the cheering crowd once he was in position.

With those words the newly elected Hokage removed his hat rather dramatically, revealing his face to the crowd, his Sharingan eyes blazing brightly.