BUTTERFLY EFFECT Chapter 10
~"The Man Who Sells Souls"~
"Alright, Edward .where the hell are you, you chibi-chump?"
Cade had been waiting at hospital main entrance for the given fifteen minutes and even graciously waited another five minutes for the alchemist who had practically sworn up and down that he didn't need to be told again and again when to come back. That notion seemed to crash land fantastically.
"Dammit I'm wasting time " Cade's eyes darkened. "I can't stand that."
The young woman sighed. "Guess I gotta go look for O-chibi."
Cade began venturing down the hallway which Edward took earlier. One of the overhead lights crackled a
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As they strolled casually down extravagant Parisian streets, Cadencia smiled cheerfully, with her arm linked about Sebastian's. To the butler's own surprise, his expression was a relatively cheerful one, as well. For some reason he could not discern, Sebastian did not mind the fact that Cadencia was not typically a serious person. Her happy-go-lucky nature was a refreshing change of pace, compared to the other stuffy humans about. He always observed her closely; everything about her was new and delightfully strange to the demon. The way that she was trailing the fine, silk hem of her gown in the dust of the side walk, the way tha
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~"Raging Storm, Brewing Steadily"~
Cadencia wasn't sure what to make of his attempts. Since Sebastian had disappeared, Claude had all but taken his place as her butler. Granted, she didn't allow him to do much for her, as had been the same with Sebastian, but the Spider Demon had begun to create schedules typical for an aristocrat, as Sebastian had also previously done. Latin lectures at twelve, violin lessons at three it was the same, and yet it was not. She appreciated what Claude was doing for her, but she knew it was only because he hoped she would create a contract with him. She couldn't understand why he lingered for that re
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~"The Falling Of The Crow"~
The dull, grey sky stood still, unchanging, as always. If there were trees, the hollow breeze would have surely rustled through them, but this was The Void. This was the land of the Demons, as determined by the Gate of Time, and there was not even a single blade of grass in The Void, let alone a tree. This world was truly fitting for demons, which is why the Crow Demon couldn't understand why the other Demon, the Dove, was so unsatisfied.
"Belial "The Crow began sternly. "What exactly are you thinking? Lady-Time appointed us with the duty of devouring souls determined 'impure' by the Gate of Truth. It has be
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~"Strike! The Mysterious Wanderer"~
"Really now, Sebastian .why are you wearing a tailcoat .?" Cadencia asked, after looking up from her book.
"It is the proper attire for a butler, is it not, Milady?"
"I don't like that! Don't restrict yourself to a uniform, Sebastian. Wear whatever you want! I already said I hate the idea of servitude, anyways. In fact, I'm sure I've said it many times "
Sebastian gave an amused chuckle. "I suppose I should have expected your usual level of resistance ."
She shrugged. "It couldn't have hurt."
"That reminds me, Milady "
"Are you really not curious as to how my wounds
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~"The Crest Of LaFontaine"~
A gloved hand pulled back the long, gossamer window curtains, letting warm sunlight stream into the room and onto the sleeping girl. Her long black hair had faded and become a dark sepia.
"Young Miss, it is time to wake up."
"Mmm no." She mumbled into her pillow.
"No? Young Miss, I'm afraid there isn't much choice."
"If you can get me out of bed, I'll get up." She opened an eye. Like her hair, the loss of part of her soul had caused her eye color to fade as well, to a far lighter blue.
"Oh, is that a challenge?" Pale lips formed a smirk.
"Yes. Go ahead and try, if you think you can." Cadencia challenged
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~"That Mistress, Full Of Purpose"~
Sebastian stared at his mistress, presently unconscious in one of the infirmary's many beds. The nurses, the doctors and Sebastian himself were without a valid explanation. How had she been unmarred by the flames? Her clothes were slightly burnt, but Cadencia herself was without a single smudge of ash. Even Sebastian had not escaped completely unscathed. The wounds had healed, certainly, but
Cadencia stirred lightly. "Sebastian ?"
"You're awake " There was the slightest touch of relief in his tone.
"Where are we? Is this the infirmary?"
She sat up quickly, alarmed. "Sebastia
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Cadencia's eyes snapped open abruptly, and the first thing she saw was the endless purple sky hanging heavily above. Where was she? What was this place? Very obviously, she was not in Paris anymore. It didn't look like earth at all. The ground, for as far as she could see, was tiled in alternating light and dark colors, and all around her appeared to be the gigantic stone effigies of chess pieces. It looked like a game board. The sudden screech of metal drove her gaze back to reality, and she could see blatantly that Claude and Sebastian were in the midst of a duel.
"To think you would stoop so low as to use a weapon like tha
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Sebastian stared at the evergreen landscape jadedly. A lush green meadow and rolling hills stretched out before him, clashing with the endless blue sky above.
"Milady what was this 'crucial' thing you were talking about?"
"Well, you said you've never had fun before."
"Yes, but I don't see what that has to do with our current location. What are we doing here?"
"You're going to have some fun."
"And how is that, exactly?"
"See this hill?"
"Oh, not at all." Sebastian replied, bitingly sarcastic.
"Really? You really don't see it? Perhaps some glasses are in order, then." Cadencia joked, and laughed lightly.
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~"Light My Fire"~
It had been many years since the Winfield house had been aglow with such life. Sebastian had invited the guests, and each came accordingly. They were important people; a business man, a marquess and a marquis, a doctor, the chief of guards for the king, and even an actor.
Cadencia was very impressed with the great progress Sebastian had made in cooking. The meals he had prepared as of late tasted just as decadent as they looked. Lain out on a white lace table-covering, were serving trays of hors d'oeurves, cakes, and a variety of delicacies, which Sebastian deemed "crucial at an aristocratic gathering." She simply shrugged
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The sudden gunshot caused Cadencia to exclaim lightly. Biting her lip, she felt worry fill the pit of her stomach. True enough, there was no proof of it, but what if Sebastian had just been shot? The thought of him being hurt stirred something deeply in Cadencia that she'd never felt before. Thinking it wouldn't do any good; Cadencia rose from the bed and furiously slammed her closed fist against the locked bedroom door. To her shock, the door went flying off of its hinges, and crashed against the wall outside. She stared agape for a moment. It had to have been weak, right? The hinges must have been rusty .
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~The End of the World~
"Ow " A sharp throbbing sensation jolted Edward awake. Slowly, the boy rose from his unconscious position upon the alley ground. The second he did, however, the alchemist was extremely bewildered.
"Where am I ?"
It was a cold winter night in a dreary, decrepit looking city that lay in near ruins, blanketed lightly by snow. The alchemist decided it would be better to keep moving. Maybe if he saw someone, they might be able to help him, though Edward couldn't imagine what kind of people would live in such a city. It was like something came through and raided the whole place. A twister or a really b