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Red Blood Stains the SnowSebastian Michaelis watched the snowy landscape flash past the train window; he could feel the icy fingers of the winter season tickling at his cheeks through the glass and he smiled thinly as his Young Master, Ciel Phantomhive, shivered slightly in his position on the seat next to his butler. He was sleeping, had been for the past hour as the train made its way through the snow-covered Northern hills of England. Sebastian had been ordered to protect Ciel for as long as necessary and then, once the contract was complete, he would devour the boy's soul as payment. Now, on Ciel's journey to a toy manufacturer in Scotland to discuss business opportunities, Sebastian was once again by his side, his loyal servant.
A sudden jolt rocked the train, stirring the young earl from his slumber. His bright blue eye looked sleepily up at Sebastian and his voice came out as a small croak,
"Sebastian, where are we?"
"I believe we have just crossed the border into Scotland, Bocchan."
Ciel sat up straigh
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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