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.
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
Is That Redemption? 4Guessing Games
"Let us not waste more time, keep your pathetic pleading at a minimum baby demon. Do not distract my son when he is about to crush you out of existence."
Ciel opened his eyes; the room he lay in was dark and it was cold, a far cry from the heat of Hell. Not wanting to linger in the darkened room, Ciel got to his feet and swiftly exited through the door opposite him.
What awaited him outside was not what the young demon had expected. A dark and dreary land, grey and black as far as the eye could see. Lifeless husks stood tall like guardians of the land, on closer inspection Ciel realised that they had once been trees. Death surrounded him yet he did not feel fear; no feelings came to him at all.
"I really do not wish to know where I am. I will only regret finding out, I'm sure." The young demon moaned before beginning what would probably be a long and arduous trek to discover a way back to Hell.
"A way back to Hell?" Ciel snorted bitterly, he would never imagine wa