The festival went on for another hour or so before the sun had finally set over the horizon. An assortment of colorful lights lit up to provide light and it was as if the sun was only shining around the festival. A crowd was gathering near the stage that had been set up not too long ago. "Ooooh, this is so exciting! I can't wait to see what happens!" Vanilla said enthusiastically. "I wonder if it's gonna be a talent show, or a play, oh oh oh, or a musical performance... Ah! Am I rambling again? Getting too excited?" she said to those around her.
The crowd grew silent as the two rulers of the Gray Garden stepped onto the stage, Etihw and Kcalb. Kcalb stood back away from the front of the stage as Etihw walked up to address the crowd. "Welcome, one and all, to the Gray Festival!" she called out. A white crystal that was hanging above the stage seemed to propel her voice like a speaker. "To those of you from other worlds, I am so glad that we could share this day with you. What good is a festival without a lot of guests?" the members of the crowd who were residents of the Gray Garden chuckled at how laid back Etihw was being.
"Now, as many of you should know... This festival marks a very important day. A day of peace amongst the Garden's residents, the demons and angels. It warms my heart to see that this peace has lasted for so long, and with so much support too." she bowed to the Gray Garden residents. "Thank you for making all of this possible... We gods can only do so much on our own." she said with a smile. "Now then, who's ready for the main event of the festival!?" she called out as the crowd cheered.
The two cloaked and hooded figures from before were standing in the back of the crowd. "Eff, man... Why are these people so laid back and cheerful... I might need to consider a change of landscape..." the taller one of the two mumbled. "Shhhh... I want to hear what's happening..." the smaller one said.