Sleepwalking and Castles P3"I was asleep?" He murmured to himself, his voice raspy, the scent of sleep clung to him, his hair ruffled and his eyes still heavy lidded as his dreams were chased away by the light.
I feel odd. He thought as he sat up, he felt stronger and healthier, something he had not expected to feel again.
"Good morning young master. Would you care to... uh... get dressed?" Ciel noticed the pause in his butler's sentence at once and gave him a curious look.
"What is it Sebastian?"
"You are looking very well this morning. It seems that you have aged a few years."
Ciel growled at Sebastian's teasing, he threw the sheets off himself and got out of bed, Sebastian stood before him with one brow raised. The teen blinked. His eye line now almost level with the ebony haired butler's.
"By my judgement I'd say you are now seventeen years of age, you've certainly grown into those looks of yours. Though now I doubt your clothes will fit, those night clothes look more like a shirt then a nightshirt. S
Sleepwalking and Castles 'I'm a demon now. I will never eat or drink again. I will not understand human taste or smell the way I used too. I have left behind everyone I knew, I am dead to them.'
Ciel's thoughts had kept him silent for most of the carriage journey, when asked where they were headed Sebastian replied with home, Ciel gave no reply to this and merely shrugged uncaringly.
They had been travelling for days, overseas, through forests and over mountains only stopping when the carriage stopped for the horses to rest, or the boat had arrived at port. Ciel sat watching the days turn to nights, not a word uttered since the beginning of the journey.
Sebastian at first had taken the silence as a God send and enjoyed the leisure time that allowed him to read and enjoy his own thoughts, then he became annoyed at the lack of conversation and orders from his young master, he had so many cutting remarks yet he could not bring himself to say them then once the anger had passed he became concerned.
Is That Redemption? 2Growing Pains
Ciel had not seen Sebastian for a long time. The hole his butler had left behind was healing and Ciel was getting by fine without him, that was not to say he did not still miss him terribly with each new day.
He had made new acquaintances quickly and had grown stronger with their help; he'd even beat them in a few rounds of poker earning their grudging respect. He'd grown taller and confident and even some of the female demons had taken an interest in him, which he brushed aside. He still belonged to Sebastian and Sebastian still belonged to him.
The fact he had not seen the older demon worried him. He wanted to look for him but he had no idea where to start. Where would he find him? The palace?
Ciel stood from his seat in the room he had taken up at the edge of the city, as far away from everything and everyone. Even as a demon he still did not like to interact with any entity. With his new founds powers he extinguished the candles that surrounded him and headed out.