Standing on the porch, Sebastian waited for Ramona to return to the mansion. The air is heavy with the smell burning flesh. Why should he start to care so much for her? They were two races that shouldn't be together even in the time when the world ends. These feeling that had been building up inside of him were not the feelings of jealousy or hatred but the feeling of wanting. He wanted something he could not have.
Since he couldn't have it, he might as well destroy it. When Ramona came back, he said to himself that he would kill her but quickly by stabbing her in the heart like he had plan since the beginning.
The day he had met Ramona was just like today. Lightning lit up the sky and thunder rumbled with it. Upon the lit up sky, Sebastian could see a person limping towards the mansion. This person looked tired and worn out. Her clothes were ripped and hair was wet. Her pale skin practically glowed under the night's full moon and blood dripped from one of her shoulders.
Limping a little farther until she was close to the mansion did she notice Sebastian waiting for her. His face was as stiff as a stone and his eyes glowed with boiling anger. Eyes blurry, Ramona fell forward almost hitting the ground until she felt a pair of arms grab her. Everything went dark before she saw the worry in his eyes.
The world was black. The sound of snickering could be heard all around Ramona. It was sickening. There was nothing to be seen where she was. Ramona couldn't even see her hands. The air was thick and muggy. Every breath took effort and every step felt like lifting a three hundred pound rock. It was cold and Ramona was actually frightened. This was like the time when that person had come. That person was cruel, evil, revolting, malicious, hateful, harmful, and most of all selfish. Ramona was beginning to hear that person's last words to her before leaving to find him.
"You cannot protect the ones you love without paying the cost for loving someone. Death will follow you soon enough and I will laugh at it when it happens .
With a startling jolt, Ramona woke up to find herself in her room but there was something out of place in it. The broad figure standing in the corner in her room stood still and tensed. His eyes glowed bloody red in the dark.
"To think that you survived with this sort of injury sort of surprises me." Sebastian chuckled to himself but there was something deep in his eyes that he was hiding from Ramona. Ramona only blinked a few seconds before asking him a question.
"How long have I been out?" She asked. A long paused was taken and it made Ramona shiver.
"Five days " Sebastian whispered giving a grieving sigh.
"You know. It's been harder without you here to help." Sebastian moved his hand through his hair. Sebastian seemed odder than his usual self to Ramona. His expression was so cold but it felt as though there was something that he wanted from her.
"Spit it out Sebastian. What do you want to ask me?" Ramona said. Sebastian looked just a little surprised and smiled. Ramona's eyes lit up when he smiled at her. (fake)Coughing Ramona said, "I can't promise you that I'll answer your question though."
"Well of course you wouldn't do it just like that." Sebastian started to walk towards the bed, climbing on it and . Lying down. Ramona had though he was going to do something to her and had tensed up, ready to slit his throat. Like a therapist, Ramona listened to Sebastian's thoughts. He talked about how all the other servants were worried about her and weren't doing anything to help and how Ciel had told him to watch over Ramona. Then came the question.
"Ramona, what happened at the party after Ciel and I left. There was something monstrous there but I couldn't Figure it out while watching the young master and trying to prepare for your . Uhm, return." Sebastian said his last words wisely trying not to make it sound like he had worried about her because he obviously didn't.
" Do you trust me?" Ramona asked him, looking in the other direction, waiting for his response. Another long pause came after that. The sun was starting to rise and Sebastian had many things to do now that Ramona was awake. It's not like this was a hard question but she was a guardian angel sworn to protect the young masters life. She's reliable but she wasn't . Trustworthy.
Bluntly he said, "No." Once the words were out of his mouth, Ramona turned to look at him with cool steady eyes.
"Then I cannot tell you a thing. If you cannot trust me, how can I trust you?"
Three days had passed since then. Ramona was back on her feet and doing what was required of her everyday to serve the Phantomhive residence and protect the young master. Ciel had been quite relieved to hear that Ramona was better. He shouldn't lose such a valuable and reliable person just yet.
Ciel had been really busy this week due to children coming to visit the toy factory. Sebastian was already preparing him t go check out his company. Sebastian putting on the young master's shoes spoke up with determination.
"I'm going to bring Ramona with me to the company." Sebastian suddenly stopped tying the young master's shoe and his face was stiff but then he smiled and went back to tying it.
"If that's what you wish for, young master." Sebastian whispered. After finishing up with the master he went to the kitchen to prepare for tonight's dessert for dinner. Walking in, he found himself staring at Ramona who was already putting the top crust of a cherry pie.
Ramona looked up to see who had entered the kitchen. When she saw the demon she turned around quickly and put the pie in the oven.
"I've already made tonight's dessert and now I'll be dusting the guest bedrooms after I clean up in here." Ramona said. Cleaning up the kitchen, Sebastian just watched her in anticipation, as if something were going to happen any moment now.
Ramona kept dodging Sebastian's eyes because she knew that her cheeks would turn pink but her eyes would glare at him. How could he not trust her! She's a guardian angel and they always keep their promise. Sebastian knows that Ramona wouldn't do anything to Ciel and would protect him with her life but befriending one of them (more like loving) would screw his already long but patient life.
Finishing up cleaning the kitchen, Ramona got up patted her maid outfit to get the flour off and walked towards the door where Sebastian still looked at her. Keeping her head low she past him but while doing so a gulf of her scent passed through Sebastian's nose. She smelled so good and intoxicating.
Before Ramona knew it, Sebastian had grabbed her writs and had pulled her into a deep embrace. Not daring to look up to show her feelings, she tried to loosen his grip on her so she could get away him. Not letting go, Sebastian pulled her out of the hallway into the kitchen so the others wouldn't see them. Ramona still fought on trying to not let her feelings get in the way of her job.
"Ramona", Sebastian said in a smooth velvety voice. Just the sound of his voice like this made Ramona stop struggling and made her heart rate rise. Staying in that position, they just let both of their emotions flood back into one another. Sebastian gently moved Ramona's chin up so he could see her face. It was bright with color and something else... Sebastian gave into temptation and lowered down to kiss her beautiful pink lips. Ramona kept her eyes closed, ready to feel his lips touch hers. Before that could happen though. Ramona sensed those things racing towards the mansion right towards Ciel's office.
Snapping out of her trance she pushed Sebastian away and raced towards where Ciel was. Her heart was humming but those monsters were closing in. Reaching Ciel's door, Ramona kicked it open. Ciel shocked out of his mind got up from his chair and started to yell at Ramona for her attitude and for kicking down the door. Ramona had no time for scolding and grabbed the young master by the waist and put him on her shoulder. She started to hear the glass windows break and without any hesitation ran out of the office and towards her room. Reaching her destination she sprinted in and put the young master on her bed and opened her dressers door to find her special weapon for times like these. Before she could pull it out she heard the wailing cries of those monsters being destroyed.
Ramona stood still and looked into her dressers mirror. A small drop of sweat could be seen on her forehead running down to her chin. Ramona's eyes were changing into a different color, a bright glowing red. Ciel looking back at her in the mirror and saw this new transformation.
Quickly, Ramona put both of her hands to her eyes and walked straight over to where Ciel sat and plopped down on the bed. Trying to calm herself she said,
"To think that I'm so rattled up just because of a few of Shadows." The air in the room was becoming more constricting. With each minute passing by and no monsters attacking the manor Ciel knew that Sebastian had stopped whatever had tried to attack him but why was Ramona so upset at this?
Before he could say anything, footsteps could be heard in the hallway coming closer to Ramona's door. Ramona, tensing up again, still held her hands to her eyes but waited for that dark figure to appear at her door and ask for entrance.
As expected the footsteps had stopped right at her door. She steadily and calmly stood up from the bed and looked directly into Sebastian's eyes where she held his gaze. His eyes weren't a bright red but blood could be seen on his uniform and splattered on his face. Smiling he bowed in front of her.
"May I come in?" he asked.
"No." Ramona said. Ciel being the only one confused just watched the atmosphere build up even more.
"Why not?" Sebastian questioned her keeping his eyes on the ground.
"Because you're a demon." Ramona said flatly looking down at the somewhat agitated demon then looking at Ciel. Ciel was obviously confused. With a heavy sigh, she curtsied to the young master; bowing her head low in submission and said she was sorry.
Trying to take everything in, Ciel forgave her and went to the door where Sebastian was waiting for him.
"Took you long enough." Ciel grunted. Sebastian, putting on a fake smile and apologized. Ciel looked down the hallway and as expected, all traces of a fight were gone except for the blood on Sebastian.
Ramona was enraged. Her eyes were glowing a deep bitter red. She wasn't mad at Sebastian but supposedly she was mad at herself. She wasn't prepared for an attack like that and instead of killing them off herself and saving Ciel, she saved Ciel but now owed that disturbed and disgusting demon!
Dusting off the shelves in the main library and putting books back where they belonged, Ramona couldn't help but take her rage out on her chores.
Mew, Ramona heard a small voice come from behind her. Sitting on the piano's stool was a black cat with yellow eyes. It stared at her for a moment then looked away and started grooming itself. Ramona feeling more relaxed after seeing the cute night black cat gave a small smile.
On the way to the main library, Sebastian remembered when Ramona had said because you're a demon and couldn't get it off his mind now. Those words had struck him in an unlikely sickening way. Just because he was a demon, he couldn't enter her room. She had put barrier signs around the walls and such that would only allow those she accepted into her room.
Because of their races, they couldn't be together. No, they weren't suppose to be together. They were already breaking the rules but Sebastian was tempted by this guardian angel. She was so fascinating and different from the others. In the end, would she get in the way of him and Ciel though?
Deep in thought, Sebastian reached the library and quietly opened the door to see Ramona dusting the shelves. With sudden horror, Sebastian saw his cat, Isabel jump onto the pianos stool! And just when he was about to pick her up, it was too late she mewed one of her glorious mews! The world felt like it was coming to an end! If the young master heard of him keeping cats in the mansion, he would for sure be scolded and be
Watching in terrible horror, he saw Ramona turn around and gaze at the cat with hard eyes. But when the cat didn't run away and just looked up at her expectantly, Ramona's mood changed. She wasn't as tense. Giving a small smile, Sebastian watched as she put down the duster, sat on the piano stool, and petted Isabel. Isabel's purr was so magnificent; it made Sebastian's heart flutter.
Still hiding, Sebastian listened to Ramona's conversation with Isabel.
"You know it's all because of that demon that I'm in this terrible mood. I was about to save Ciel and kill the Shadows but he had to butt in and now I'm in debt to him." Ramona started to rub under Isabel's chin and her purr grew even louder. Ramona's shoulders relaxed even more and her smile grew wider.
"If only that demon trusted me, then I could trust him back maybe " Ramona longed for him to trust her and Sebastian could tell. Would Sebastian be able to forget their differences and trust her? Was she trustable? Making up his mind, Sebastian smiled and walked into the room.
Ramona having all of those feelings rushed back into her, grabbed the cat and kept it in her arms. The cat didn't seem to mind and purred even more.
"Good evening, Ramona." Sebastian said affectionately.
"Good evening, Sebastian." Ramona said a little bitter. Meeting eye to eye Ramona knew Sebastian had something to say. Not hesitating any longer Sebastian said, "Will you tell me the truth?"
Ramona a little confused looked up at him with questioning eyes.
"What do you mean?" Ramona asked. The cat started to struggle in her arms. Letting her go, the cat ran off somewhere else in the library.
"About those things you call Shadows and about you coming to the Phantomhive residence." Sebastian was losing his patience. Whenever it came to Ramona, his patience always thinned quicker than when he talked to others. Ramona aggravated spit her next words out.
"And why should I?" Sebastian giving a warm smile walked closer to Ramona and said his next words in a cheerful whisper.
Because I trust you