Rosario Vampire: Beginning of the End

Chapter One: Introduction Part 1

As he opened his eyes, Masahiko gazed towards the clock on his bedside table. He sighed lightly before getting up to face the day ahead. After a refreshing shower and a change of clothes, he gazed at the mirror on the bathroom wall. Staring back at him was a slightly pale face with light gold eyes, framed by shoulder length black hair. Giving himself one last once over, he left the bathroom behind.

Wandering through the house, he passed many rooms on his way to the kitchen. One he stopped to peek in, but it was empty, and he moved on. Down a flight of stairs, around a few corners, and he arrived at his destination. To his horror, however, it was occupied by a woman in her late thirties, light blue hair, purple eyes, oh yes, and nude.

"Oh mom!" Masahiko raised his voice, "too early for this!" He looked away with one hand over his eyes, huffing a sigh.

The women giggled, "I thought you were still out of it, but to see something you may enjoy one day is worthwhile."

"Better someone my age than an old hag that NEVER acts HER age," he replied.

"What do you want for breakfast?" the woman asked, seemingly ignoring his statement, whilst bending over to look in the fridge.

Masahiko looked in her direction, about to answer, but then completely turning around. "Whatever you feel like making! And would you please put something on?"

Masahiko was exceedingly uncomfortable while eating his meal with his mother, for though she had put an apron on, she was still nude underneath. He guessed it was her revenge for his calling her an 'old hag'.

"Where's Sis?" he asked before stuffing his mouth.

"Last night she was with her boyfriend, but she should be back at school. You, on the other hand, are going to be late if you take too long," she replied. He nearly choked on his cereal.

"Why didn't you tell me sooner?!" he said after swallowing quickly. He then started eating his meal at speed.

"No rush, relax. You'll be regretting it later," his mother reminded him. A piece of advice he would take for once. He ate his food at a more reasonable pace.

After finishing he got up, his gaze fixed on his mother. He wanted to say something, but she cut him off, "Don't even think about it, I can call a car. I know what you were going to ask."

"Uh, thanks. I'll get my things ready," he said and walked away.

"Those better not be the only things ready for high school!"

He turned his head to her, still walking, "Mom! Please!"

She playfully stuck her tongue out at him. Masahiko unfortunately kept his gaze on her for far too long and accidentally went smashing into a wall. Falling on his rear, his face flushed and his eyes darkened, the hue appearing similar to his hot cheeks. The woman laughed as he got up slowly, and went out the room without a word.

Masahiko sat in the backseat of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution belonging to his mother. His eyes wandered, looking out the window to see the colorful and endless void. He looked down and picked up a crystal that clung to a chain on his neck. On the middle finger of his right hand he had a silver ring engraved with runes that glowed very lightly blue.

The Mitsubishi exited the void to a place he wasn't familiar with, and he pulled the crystal to his neck with his shirt stretched out, dropping it in and hiding it from view. He used the same hand and held it up to the driver. "This is fine thanks," he said. "I can walk from here." He climbed out of the car, and retrieved his bags, before setting off through the trees. It wouldn't do for him to arrive at the school in a sports car. Taking one last look at the tunnel behind him, he strode into the forest.

He was about half way through the forest when he saw two figures in front of him. They were both wearing the school uniform, the one girl and the other a boy. As he neared them, he heard the girl say something.

"Alright, agreed. 3…2…1…GO!" And they both suddenly took off, running with incredible speed, and he was left staring at a trail of dust.

"Well…that happened." He said to himself, before moving on. After about 7 minutes he saw the end of the tree-line ahead. A minute later and he was standing outside a large walled in area, enclosing a huge building. As he stepped through the gate he was accosted by a figure in a brown cloak with its face hidden behind a hood, a glowing object in their hand. He took a step backwards, only for his back to meet the cold iron of the gate. He was about to bolt towards the school when the person pushed back the hood, revealing raven black hair.

"Welcome to Yōkai Academy. This way please," said the female.

I'll be perfectly honest. I'm not very happy with this first chapter. It's too short, it's not that good. It's more of a prologue. I've been working on this story since the end of Newcomer and still have only made it 8 chapters in. But I'm going to finish it, even if it takes ages. I just hope that some of you enjoy it. This has mainly been written by me, but my pal Akame has made some additions, given me some help and support. I can't thank him enough for giving the kick in the ass I need every now and then.

You'll probably have noticed the sudden lack of stories on my profile a while ago. I was warned of possible copywrite infringement due to my song-fics(well, one in particular), and thought it would be best to remove them all and be safe. I'm sorry to anyone who liked them, but that's how it goes.

Anyway, have a good one.

Dr4cul