|Mammon and the New Fighting Forces|
Māmon no Shin Senryoku
|Arc||The Curse of the Rainbow Arc|
|Volume||Curse of the Rainbow Arrives!|
And Then a Smile...
Mammon and the New Fighting Forces - Part 2
In the Varia headquarters, Mammon has just finished bathing. He promptly receives a letter from Reborn written in the Arcobaleno Secret Code. Mammon, by shining his Pacifier's light on the message, learns that Reborn has gotten a hint regarding the Arcobaleno curse. Before Mammon finishes reading the letter, Belphegor enters the room and tells him that there's an emergency meeting.
At the meeting room, Squalo announces that they will be recruiting a new Varia officer, surprising everyone in the room except Xanxus. From the memories of their battle in the future, the Varia recall that Flan was appointed as the new officer in the future. While everyone else is arguing over the topic at hand, Mammon ignores all the commotion since he's solely focusing on Reborn's letter and the fact that he might have to tell Xanxus everything about the Arcobaleno curse. Because he is deep in thought, he fails to see food being thrown at him and as a result, the letter becomes heavily stained with food. He immediately excuses himself from the table so he can continue reading his letter. However, he cannot read the most important part of the letter due to the stain and his pride won't let him ask other Arcobaleno for him. In the midst of his confusion, Belphegor interrupts him and informs him that they will go to Jura, France to retrieve Flan. Knowing that there's a Pacifier Spring in Jura that can make his Pacifier bright enough to read the message, Mammon decides to follow along.
As they arrive in France, they all go to Flan's grandmother's house to ask about Flan. Flan's grandmother tells them that Flan has gone playing at the upstream of the river. The Varia heads out and arrives at their destination, but instead find the Kokuyo Junior High Gang members (Mukuro, Ken, Chikusa, and M.M), who are also looking for Flan to recruit him. While exchanging words, they notice a figure wearing a huge apple hat on the river, the figure commenting on how his grandmother's lunchboxes were horrible and wondering what he should do next.