what is time? To humans it's very precious. Their time flies by and in the blink of an eye, they're buried underground, while their souls have gone to heaven or hell. But to demons, time is endless
what humans regard as years are for us only a mere seconds.
At this very moment, I have the feeling I have been locked up in this place for years, so this makes me wonder
have ages passed by in the human world or only a few days? Because I truly have no sense of time anymore. I have been locked up for so long
maybe it are only a few months, weeks, or maybe just a couple of days that have passed by, who knows.
And the worst thing, about this situation, is that I'm being captivated by my own bloody lover! Yes, Sebastian has locked me up in my room and thanks to that annoying charm of his, which he has placed on the door, I can't leave my room. And he's using that damn charm for my window too! I don't know what that crow is up to nor why he's doing this, but there's one thing I'm sure about, I'm not staying here for the rest of my damn life!
A grumble escapes my lips as I lay down on my bed and look at the ceiling. Why is Sebastian doing this to me? Why won't he tell me? Have I done something bad? Is that it? Is he doing this to punish me? How old does he think I am?! I'm not a bloody child anymore! Even though I refuse to talk, to hug, or even to look at Sebastian, he still visits me every day and keeps me company. At least till I get furious and start to throw stuff at him.
I want to get out of here and go back to 'that' place
A sad little sigh rolls over my lips as I think about my beautiful mansion, my homesickness gets worse by the day. Every day I wonder if Maylene still breaks the plates and cups every day, I wonder if Bard still cooks such disgusting meals as he used to, I wonder if Finny still ruins my garden with his inhuman strength and I wonder how Tanaka is doing
And after that my thoughts drift away and I think about my cousin, Elis Midford, who is/was also my fiancé. I wonder how my annoying blond, cute-obsessed cousin is doing
maybe he still forces my servants to wear those ridiculous clothes. Even though Elis, or Liz like he wanted me to call him, is a guy he's quite naïve and feminine. Oh and obsessed with me
Does he miss me or
has he already forgotten about me
And the more time passes by, the more I look back at my old life. I think about Lau and Ranmao, about Undertaker, about Agni and Soma and even about that loathsome Grell.
My gaze strays around my room and lingers on my door. How ridiculous that a stupid piece of paper with a few words, is keeping me here in this prison. Should I try it again
? After considering a few options I decide that, if I want to escape, I have no other choice. Sighing I get up from my bed and walk over to the door. Hesitating I hold my hand in front of the charm and feel how it tries to scare me away, by shocking me with electricity. I grit my teeth as the pain spreads through my body, but to my surprise I notice that it has weakened again. Just a bit longer
. I close my eyes and let all of my energy flow into my hand.
"Patefacio sursum!" To my satisfaction I see how the charm starts to burn and how it turns to ashes. "You thought You could lock me up, Mister Michaelis? Well to bad for you, because I have other plans in mind~"
I'm on my way to Ciel's room, when I suddenly feel how a strong and dark energy breaks my charm. Immediately I recognise the energy and speed to where it comes from. But when I arrive at my lovers room, the door is burned to ashes and the room is empty. What in the name of Lucifer has happened here?! And then suddenly, out of the corner of my eyes, I notice that something's written on the wall. Catch me if you can, "master" A tired sigh escapes my lips as I rub my temples. "Dear Lord, don't I have a little troublesome pet."
I always had imagined that the entrance of a demon into the human world, would be graceful, spectacular and somewhat horrifying
To bad for me, I was so wrong.
While screaming at the top of my longs I fall through my portal, through the air and onto the ground. Right.On.My.Buttocks! Groaning I get up and rub my soar butt. Damn, that hurts! But I have no time to think about my aching body, because a sudden giggle makes me aware of someone's presence. "My my, you're as clumsy and disgraceful as ever, Ciel." That voice
Swiftly I turn around and feel how my heart skips a few beats. It could've been anybody, who wears those long leather boots and jacket, that tight black skirt or the red corset
BUT there's only one person with such furry red hair and passionate red lips. "A-auntie?" A little smirk spreads on the woman her lips as she jumps of the branch, she had been standing on and walks over to me. "It pleases me, that you still remember your good old auntie An."
There she is, Angelina Durless, better known as Madam Red
my "dead" aunt. My eyes narrow as I distrustfully take a step back. "What's the matter my dear niece? Are you scared of your favourite aunt?" My eyebrows frown as I look the woman into her eyes. "You can't be my relative. My aunt, Angelina Durless, died years ago. Right in front of my eyes. So tell me, demon
why would she suddenly be standing right in front of my nose? "
An amused smirk curls around the demon her lips as she walks closer to me. "Ah, you haven't changed one bit. Not that I can blame you for it, it's just the way you are after all." With narrowed eyes, I watch how she wraps her slender arms around me and pulls me into a tight hug. " Please allow me to prove you, that I am telling you the truth
" Swiftly she suddenly picks me up and holds me the same way as she did when I was a child. Motherly she kisses my forehead and strokes my hair. "My dear niece
you, the beloved child of my beloved sister and brother in law, have become the same as I
it's a shame, you know
I had hoped you had died and had gone to heaven, to your parents."
"There is no place in heaven for people such as I and yourself, dear aunt An." A snicker rolls over the red-haired woman her lips, as she pats my head and puts me back down. "I guess you are right, after all, God had forsaken the both of us, on the day we were born."
I can't help but to smirk a little as I look at my aunt. I can no longer doubt it, this woman is my long lost aunt. "Enough with the chit-chatting. I'd like to know how it is possible that you're a demon." Casually my aunt shrugs as she crosses her arms and looks down at me. "To be honest my dear, I have no clue. One moment I was as dead as a smashed spider and the second I was laying naked in a forest. Someone must have dug up my body and turned me into a demon, but I don't know who or what her or his motive was for that." A smirk curls around her lips, as she winks. "Maybe it was a fan of mine~"
I roll my eyes and cross my arms. "You are still as shameless as you used to be, auntie."
"You know what they say Ciel, the fox may grow grey but never good. Anyway, what brings you here in the human world? Have you come to form a contract with a poor desperate soul?" While looking away I shake my head. "Actually no
I've come to take a look at how things are here." A smile spreads on Angelina's face as she ruffles my hair. "Awww, how cute! You've come to see how your friends are doing!" Ashamed I feel how my cheeks start to flush. "Hey, I didn't say that!"
But suddenly I get a bad feeling, as I notice the saddened look in my aunts eyes. "As I said it's very cute that you've come to visit your friends
but I'm afraid you're just wasting your time." I quirk up an eyebrow as I look the demon into her eyes. "What do you mean by that
?" For a mere second Angelina bites her lip as she looks up at the sky. Then, after a moment of silence, she suddenly grabs my hand and drags me away. "Hey, where are bringing me to?!"
"Relax Ciel, I just want to show you something." For a moment I wonder if I should trust this woman, after all she almost killed me, back then when she was still Jack the Ripper. But she didn't kill me, she spared my life because she cared to much about me. So I just shut my mouth and follow my aunt. With our inhuman speed, it doesn't take long before we arrive at where my aunt wanted to bring me to. Shocked I stare at the ruins, which are standing before me. Immediately I recognise this place, after all, I had been living here my whole childhood. "My
" Or at least what is left of it. The roof is gone, the windows and doors are broken, the walls have collapsed and the plants have overgrown everything. "What in the name of her majesty has happened here?! Where are my bloody servants and how dare they to-"
"That's enough Ciel." Surprised I look up at my aunt, who looks sighing at the ruins before us. "It is impossible for the dead to take care of a house." I feel how my face goes blank and how my heart starts to ache. "
dead?" "That's right Ciel, your servants are dead. For already quite a few years actually." Disbelieving and gobsmacked I stare at what once was my home. They're
dead? All of them
.are gone? "I don't believe you." A sigh rolls over the red haired woman her lips as she rests a hand against my back. "I knew you'd say that." Again without a warning my aunt grabs me by my wrist and leads the way to a new destination. "Where are we going now?" Without letting go of my hand nor looking at me she says "You'll see."
Even though I should've seen this coming, I 'm still a bit shocked, when we arrive at the cemetery. While still holding my hand, Angelina walks up an old path, this place looks forsaken. The sound of her high heels echo through the graves as we walk past them. After what feels like eternity, she stops in front of three very old and pitiful gravestones. This time I'm not over whelmed when I read the following:
Maylene, maid of the Phantomhive household, deceased on September the 13th 1889
Baldroy, chef of the Phantomhive household, deceased on September the 13th 1889
Finnian, gardener of the Phantomhive household, deceased on September the 13th 1889
"They all died on the same day
?" I mumble surprised as I look up at my aunt, who nods. "That's correct. Not long after you disappeared, your mansion was attacked by a large group of cunning bandits. And even your servants couldn't defeat them
trying to protect your home cost them their lives." I let go of Angelina's hand as I walk over to the graves and let my hand rest on one of them, on the one of Maylene. "And what about Tanaka?"
"After your disappearance he left the mansion and was never seen again, so nobody knows what has happened to the old man." My heart aches a bit as I think back at the good old times, when I was still earl Ciel Phantomhive. "Come on dear, there is one more thing I would like to show you." Silently I follow the demon, as she walks over to one big family grave. A strange mix of amusement and disgust takes over me as I look at the statue on top of it. It's an angel, who has spread its large wings. The funny thing is that the angel has my face. Curious I read the description on the grave and feel how my jaw drops as I read: "Sir Elis Midford, son of the Leader of the British Knights, deceased on August 26th 1904." Gobsmacked I look back at my aunt as I feel how my breath is stuck in my throat. "E-Elis only became 18
oh God, he even died on the same day as I left! How is that possible?!"
"Simple, he killed himself." S-suicide? Disbelieving I look back at the grave, as my eyes stray over to that hideous angel with my face. "That's not possible, Elis was always so optimistic and vivid. He enjoyed his live and he enjoyed living! So why the bloody hell would he kill himself?!!" Angelina grabs me by my wrists and makes me look at her. "Calm down, niece. I know this is a lot of sorrow that you have to stuff through your throat, but it's no use to yell at the dead." Sighing she shakes her head as she looks me directly in the eyes. "Yes it's true what you said about Elis, BUT that was the Elis BEFORE you disappeared. After you were gone, Elis got depressed. From what I've heard he never smiled or laughed anymore, he cried almost every night and refused to marry any other woman then you
and after five years of grieving and misery he decided to end his life. Right on the day you disappeared."
While gritting my teeth I look away from the grave and stare at the ground. I never had loved Elis, not like a lover, but I did care about him. He was my cousin and best friend
I won't cry. Only the weak cry! Roughly I pull my hands away from my aunt and turn around. "Take me somewhere else. Now." Liz loved me so much that he bloody killed himself, all because Sebastian took me to his stupid lair! My whole life is fucked up! My servants are dead and so is my cousin! "But where do you want me to take you?"
Over whelmed by sorrow and anger I look one last time at Angelina, before shutting my eyes firmly closed. "I don't care! Just take me away from here!!" In less than a mere second, my aunt picks me up in her arms and when I open my eyes, we're standing in a forest. A sigh of relief escapes my lips as I run my fingers through my hair. Thank goodness, I thought I was going to freak out.
"Are you ok, Ciel
?" Ashamed of my own weakness I turn my back towards my aunt and nod. "I'm fine." Cool arms wrap themselves around my waist and pull me into a tight hug. "I truly am sorry, my dear. But I knew that if you wouldn't see it with your own eyes you wouldn't believe me."
"I said it's fine, besides I'm not a child anymore. I can handle this." A tired sigh escapes my aunts lips as she pats my head and lets go of me. Slowly I turn back around and look Angelina right into her red eyes. "I could be mistaken, but I have the feeling you're keeping some other secret from me
has somebody else I know died?" The red-haired demon stares at me, with a blank look on her face and even though it looks like she wants to tell me something, she still remains silent. "It's not like something can surprise me anymore, so why don't you tell me."
"As you wish
Ciel, I'll be honest with you. Everybody is dead." Even though I said nothing could surprise me anymore, I'm still shocked to hear the news. Speechless I stare at the ground as I listen to Madams explanation. "Lau and Ranmao were killed, two years after your disappearance, by the Italian mafia. If I'm not mistaken it was something about drugs. All the Midfords have died as well. All from a hereditary disease and since Elis killed himself and his big sister never married, there was no offspring. Prince Soma and Agni both died as two happy old men
and as I already told you are your servants dead as well." So many dead people
all acquaintances of mine. But I don't understand how some of them died at a late age
which year is it now here in the human world?"
"I believe it is 1962." 19-
1962?!!! Has time passed by that quickly here on earth?! No wonder that everybody is dead! "Thanks for telling me, but if you don't mind I'd rather drop this subject and talk about something else." Angelina smiles as she leans against a tree and nods. She probably knows that I'm just trying to distract myself and try not to think about what I just heard
"For example, why don't you tell me what you're doing here or how you found me so quickly." A little smirk curls around my aunts lips as she plays with a strand of her hair. "That's easy. The answer to your first question is
" She suddenly removes her long black jacket, turns around and reveals a pentagram on her back. "
that I'm here by contract." A Faustian mark
"I see, so you've formed a contract with a human
.who is it?" This time it's a grin that spreads on my aunts lips. "It's a human girl named Norma Jeane Mortenson, but now that I've made her famous people call her Marilyn Monroe. Speaking of which, I think I'll soon get my reward~" She's going to eat her soul. "So her wish was to become a star. Hmpf, typical for humans. They'll never change." Angelina snickers as she licks her lips, she's probably thinking about her soon to be meal. "Indeed my dear. And to answer your second question, once a demon has sniffed an essence it will NEVER forget the smell. So you see, today I smelled a familiar odour and immediately recognised it as yours. That's when I came to look for you."
Understanding I nod and lean with my back against a tree. So my aunt has become a servant. Hmpf and what kind of one. It kind of reminds me of Grell, he also was an unearthly being disguised as a butler. Speaking of which, I wonder if Madam knows anything about him. "Hey Madam, I was wondering if you've seen Grell-"Suddenly my aunts fist slams into the trunk of the tree. Right.Next.To.My.Head. "I don't want you to ever mention that name again
dear." With a huff she turns around and puts back on her jacket. "I should be going now, Marilyn is probably waiting for me."
Startled I watch as my aunt walks away, without looking at me a second time. "Hey auntie! Why didn't you ask me how I became a demon?" My aunt stops in her tracks, turns slightly around to look at me and says while smirking. "It wasn't very hard to guess, that Sebastian made you a demon, in order to keep you with him." And then, when the wind suddenly blew my hair into my face, my aunt disappeared.
A sigh rolls over my lips as I look up at the sky. I really am the only one left. Well that's not completely true, I've still got Sebastian
Oh bloody hell
Sebastian! I totally had forgotten about him! Oh damn, when he finds out that I've escaped he's going to be SOOOO pissed. Maybe it's time to go home
there's nothing I can do here anyway
I raise my hand in the air as it gets surrounded by a blood-red aura. "Porta ducere domum quo tramite!" Right in front of my feet a black hole opens itself as the electricity sparks almost touch my bare feet. One last time my thoughts drift away to the graves I have visited today and especially the one of my cousin Elis. I think I'll never forget that hideous angel with my face. An angel statue, which resembles a demon. How ironic. "Time to go home." And without a second thought I jump through the portal and leave the memories of my formal life behind.