At the underworld where a lot of demons reside. There's a huge dragon roaming around, seemingly searching for something. This Dragon is more than 15 meters in height and has the appearance of a Western Dragon.
It was another day added to my days of being reborn as a devil. As a member of the proud and noble dragon race, I am ashamed to admit that a few years have passed since the day I have been reincarnated as a devil. It was my only option. There are a certain species of dragons that needs to eat a fruit called 'dragon apple', but to the disappointment of that race, it no longer grew at the surface world and even at the location where it usually grew. It was a tragedy for their clan, and I, as the Blaze Meteor Dragon, one of the dragon kings, has taken the responsibility of preventing them from dying off.
Searching for those fruits was an arduous task, it took time for me to get some leads as to where this fruit grows. Thankfully, we found out that the fruit is growing at a certain territory in the underworld. In order to get this territory, I became a reincarnated devil, revived as the queen of a devil who also manged the mages of the supernatural world. His name is Mephisto Pheles is one of the Ultimate Devils who the underworld currently has.
After some time, I had my own peerage and I started to join the rating games so that I can get that territory where dragon apples grow abundantly. It took me quite some time to reach the top 10 of the Rating Games, it was such a great day because I was able to help my kin from dying off.
Like every other day, I am flying around looking for a stray dragon or some of my kin that needs a helping hand. Currently, I'm flying around my territory when I suddenly felt an intimidating aura of a dragon. I am sure that it even surpasses that of Ophis', the Dragon God of Infinity, and Great Red's, the Apocalypse Dragon.
"That dragon's aura is giving me the chills, who is this unknown dragon and why is he here?" saying this, I continued, "I should at least pay some greetings to him and check if he is someone hostile" confirming my next course of action, I took off to where the aura came from.
Reaching my destination, I looked around and saw something really weird.
I saw... a baby. The baby is currently wriggling its tiny limbs, trying to reach out to something. Although the action was very cute, I don't really know if I should be happy seeing this. The baby is currently on a giant bird beast's nest, in fact, there are even large eggs around it. This little guy is really lucky that the bird hasn't gone home yet. Or else, this little guy would be the bird's appetizer.
"The dragon's aura came from this baby?," before I could continue my mumbling, the baby suddenly looked at me. He reached out his stubby arms at me before laughing happily. Seeing this baby's actions, it brought a smile to my face.
"Are you looking at me baby boy? Do you want to come with me?," I said playfully at the kid, reaching my hands at him to slightly nudge his cheeks. The baby seemingly likes my actions and he laughed even more.
"Kyahahaha! Bo-ba-ba-ba! Hehehehe," the baby seems to agree with my suggestion. How did I know that you ask? Well look, the little guy is now kicking around its stubby legs and reaching out his arms.
"Ok then baby boy, I guess I would take care of you from now on, maybe Bova would be elated to hear that he now has a new baby brother. But, how did this little guy came here? Did his parents leave him here to die? As a warrior, I cannot tolerate such actions! I shall give them a peace of my mind once I see them," I muttered, annoyed because of the fact that the parents of the kid just left him here to die.
"But wait, how should I call you from now on?," I asked myself looking at the baby boy that has some unique features. He has some strips of hair above his round head, some are silver-blonde and some are strawberry-blonde. He also has a pair of light blue eyes and a beauty mark under his left eye, looking very cute.
"Although I am a dragon, I know for sure that you will be a lady-killer when you grow up. I pity the girls that you will hurt in the future. *sigh* All I can do is teach you how to handle girls and not make them feel sad huh. Also, I will make sure to train you super hard so be prepared. There is a possibility that you are a dragon so I will certainly temper your body, mind and ingrain some techniques into your whole being," looking at the boy's mesmerizing light blue eyes, I said in all seriousness.
"Hmmm anyway, I think I have a name that will suit you. Hiroto, Ariyoshi Hiroto, since you are so fortunate and since I found you in such a height, I'm gonna name you like that. From now on, your name will be Ariyoshi Hiroto! Do you like your name boy?," I said looking at the baby boy for confirmation. I may look silly right now but I'm just double-checking, making sure that the kid likes the name given to him.
"Kyahahaha!," this kid just laughed, seemingly happy about his new name.
"Oh, it looks like the kid likes his new name. Well first, we need to head towards our lair. I don't want you to catch a cold staying in such a cold place without shelter," I muttered, before flying off towards the direction of the lair of dragons on the Underworld.
At an office-like place where there is a desk with papers strewn all over the surface of it. The man who is sitting at the chair doesn't care about all the papers, he's currently staring at the monitor of his computer seriously. This man is none other than Rowan, he is watching the video where Tanin picked up Hiroto and flew towards his den.
"Hmmm, it looks like that dragon came to pick him up as expected. He has this sense of righteousness and responsibility towards his own kin. Why would that dragon come and play at the world of mortals though? Even his siblings came down. *sigh* Young master is really an extremely lucky person huh. He even bumped into this treasure, even I am envious. Let's see if the girls in this small world can be a great candidate for being young master's first wife. The madam said that if he was hurt there, I should transfer him to a new world. I hope the girls in here doesn't do something they would regret in the future," he said in all seriousness. He was ordered to watch Hiroto, the young master, on his adventure in the lower realms.
The 'Menu' that he gave to the young master and its 'System Fairy' was just a carbon copy of the lower gods of some remote world's gift to their respective heroes or something, well that's what they are called there.
"Forgive me, young master. Although I would love to give you much more powerful tools to assist you in your adventures in the lower worlds, my hands are tied. Those Gods of Creation are Gods who like to nitpick at every given chance, so I have no choice but to give these low-level systems to you," what he didn't know was that, because of these two 'low quality' things that he gave Hiroto, he would have an easier time in the future when the two things combine. That story was for later though.
Years past and little Hiroto is now 3 years old. Tanin, who became his adopted father, took care of him every day in his chibi dragon form.
The dragon women who are fond of children also took part in taking care of the cute baby boy. They showered him with affection, even though the boy isn't one of their kin. Even Tanin's sons occasionally visited their father's house to check on and play with their younger brother.
It is afternoon now on the devil world. The artificial sun that the new Maou has created to imitate the mortal's world was now high above the 'clouds' of the underworld. Sunlight is passing through the window, illuminating the figure of a little boy about 90 cm tall. This little boy is Hiroto who is now taller that the average 3 year old.
Right now, he is looking at the window, waiting for the person who is going to visit them today. After waiting for some time, he spotted a person who is flying towards their house's direction. He is accompanied by a silver haired person wearing a frilly outfit. Hiroto's light blue eyes shined seeing such a fluffy-looking clothing.
The two figures landed in front of his adopted father Tanin, greeting him. Seeing this, Hiroto quickly ran down to greet the visitors. Slamming the front door open, he ran towards Tanin's chibi dragon form and clung onto him.
Sirzechs was surprised to see a small figure clinging onto Tanin, he was curious about this little boy's origins so he asked Tanin.
"Tanin, this little boy is?" before Tanin could introduce Hiroto to the Maou, the boy in question interjected.
"Hello siw! My name is Hiwoto! Awiyoshi Hiwoto! Nice to meet you siw!," Hiroto said, pronouncing his name wrongly. He bowed politely at Sirzechs. Even though he is smarter than normal kids his age, he still can't pronounce the letter 'R' correctly.
(A/N: Ok you can just imagine a kid pronouncing the letter 'R' as 'Aw' or 'Ew' in the word 'Sir' 's case. It is pretty much a common mistake that kids make when they are young.)
Amused at the little boy who introduced himself cutely, his eyes flashed before it turned back to normal.
"Really? So your name is Hiroto? Nice to meet you too," greeting the little boy back.
"Un un! Yes nice to meet you siw!," Hiroto bobbed his head up and down, pleased that the adult before him greeted him back.
Still amused at the little boy's antics, Sirzechs said, "Hey Hiroto, do want to come visit us at our house? There is an onee-chan there that you can play with!"
(Alternative Titles: 'The Beginning of Hiroto's Saga', 'Grayfia is fuwa fuwa?', 'Nice to Meet You Siw!')