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Eric slumped onto a barstool, ordering himself another glass of whisky. He hadn’t been at the pub long, but already could feel the effects of the alcohol. His mind fuzzy, and his body swaying slightly. He tipped back the glass, taking it like a shot as he turned around to look out at the other patrons dancing and talking joyfully.
Normally he would go to the pub with his best friend, Ronald, but Ron had overtime and he had had the worst day. He woke up to find he was an hour late for work, upon getting to work, Alan cornered him, lecturing him about being late before loading his arms full of paperwork. In doing sai
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Chapter Four: The most unkindest cut of all.
It had been a month since Grell had first run into Eric and after the night that William had confronted the demon about his identity; Grell had stayed quiet while at the office, only talking to both William and Ronald when he had to. He had gotten into a daily habit of running straight to Eric after work. He hadn't spent a single night in his own bed since the night Ronald had interrupted his and Eric's dinner.
He walked into his office, looking over his list of souls to collect that day, freezing as he reached one particularly thick section. The murders had yet to be solved by the mortal police
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Sebastian walked down the long hall towards Ciel’s office, gracefully side-stepping Mey-rin as the clumsy maid tripped and flailed about, messing up her simple task of dusting. Balancing his tray containing a slice of cake and some tea, he stooped down, catching the vase she tipped over before it could shatter on the floor. He set the vase back in it’s place and looked down at her, “Please try to be more careful.”
“Y-Yes Mister Sebastian!”
He ignored her as she hurried back to her task, and stepped into the office, closing the door behind him, “Your afternoon tea, My
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Chapter Thirteen: What's done, is done.
Alan lay still, propped up against red satin pillows on a bed, weakly watching as the demon carefully wrapped his major injuries with bandages. Eric had managed to stop the bleeding from his wing and back so that they could start to heal, and his dizziness from the blood loss had passed, "You are gentler than I would have thought a demon would be " he murmured, flinching slightly when he subconsciously tried to move his wings.
"I'm not your stereotypical demon, y'know..." Eric muttered, pausing when he saw him flinch. "Try to keep still though, Al don't need your wounds to open back up
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Chapter Eight: That way madness lies.
Grell pulled his coat around him as he hurried back to Mortal London and the room he and Eric were currently staying. After slipping into their room, Grell walked quietly over to where Eric was sitting and wrapped his arms around him and kissing his cheek.
Eric had only just opened his eyes when he heard the Reaper's heels approaching, looking up at him with a smile. "Hey you, welcome back." he said with a hint of grogginess to his voice. "How was work?"
"Boring, extra paperwork, and only one reap nothing exciting." He slipped himself around and sat on Eric's lap, "Were you sleeping?"
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Grell frowned and stared at his reflection in a mirror. "Tch " he ran his fingers through the long brown locks of hair that replaced his normally vibrant crimson locks. His red glasses lacked his chain of beads, and his normally sharp teeth were straight and dull. He sighed and applied his normal day-to-day makeup. It helped a little; but he had never thought that he would everever be back to looking so plain. He had good reason for using this disguise when he served as Madam Red's butler; it was to protect both his and Angelina's secret identity as the famous killer Jack the Ripper, and to throw off his fellow
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Chapter Six: An improbable fiction.
Grell sat on the bed in the examination room. The sick feeling had passed soon after getting called back to be seen by one of the doctors. After he told the Doctor why he was there, the doctor had done some routine checks before running some tests and taking a small sample of his blood. Now Grell was alone, waiting for the doctor to return with the results. He was growing nervous; he had no idea what could be wrong with him. He sighed and pushed himself off the bed, walking around the room, unable to keep still. His fingers twisted around each other nervously as he paced.
Finally the door opened and he lo
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Sebastian pulled the covers up over Ciel’s small body, tucking him in the way he did every night. He had been surprised when he returned to Ciel and was met with silence rather than questions. Though he could tell that his young master was quite cross with him. He could feel the boy’s anger, and it only made him wonder further why he wasn’t being questioned as to his disappearance or his sickness. But, he didn’t bring it up as he did rather keep such things to himself. There was no point in encouraging such an undesirable topic to be
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Chapter Two: The course of true love never did run smooth.
Grell sighed and readjusted his position in his hard wooden desk chair for the fifth time in the last few minuets. It was becoming more and more difficult to concentrate on his paperwork. With a grunt, he pushed himself up and opted to stand, using a book as a surface to fill out the remaining paperwork, and leaning against the wall.
A sharp knock pulled the red reaper from his work, "It's open." Grell said, scratching his signature onto the completed document and flipped to the next page to start filling it out.
William opened the door and stepped inside, quietly closing it again,
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Chapter Three: Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.
William's eyes snapped open at the sound of a loud knock on the door, having dozed off on his couch in front of the fire. Sighing, he set his deserted book aside and got up to answer the door, looking between an upset Grell who's makeup had started to run down his cheeks, and what appeared to be an angry Ronald who was gripping Grell's wrist as if to keep him from leaving. "...Yes?"
"We need to talk, Will." the younger Reaper stated, about to walk in, but was stopped when Will didn't move.
Will's expression never changed, looking from Grell again back to Ronald. " If this has anythi
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William the Reaper
It wasn't unheard of for a demon to be parented by two men. Demonic men were capable of becoming with-child, though it was a rare occurrence. But William's mother being male wasn't what made him different, separating him from the other children of his generation of demons. The fact was; he had been different from the day he was born.
Demon children drink blood, not yet able to take a human soul; and newborns would suckle their parent's blood. However, when his mother; Sebastian, had offered him his blood, he had cried, his tiny black nails growing out into claws as he tried to get the blood away,
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Sebastian gasped, stumbling over and leaning heavily against a nearby wall, the parcels he had been carrying falling to the cobblestone around his feet as he instinctively let them go, clutching at his stomach which churned and twisted with pain. A feeling of nausea sweeping over him and making his ruby eyes water as he held in the feeling.
It was happening more often with each passing week…a none-too-settle reminder that he needed to hurry and grant his master’s wish for revenge and collect his soul. A task that was proving to be taking too long. He had made the contract with the boy because chil
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Chapter Seven: No other but a woman's reason.
Months passed and the results were proven to be true as Eric remained around Grell, noticing his shirt and vest growing a bit snug around the bump that was forming in his stomach from the child. They knew Grell couldn't hide it much more, even as he walked up behind his lover and wrapped his arms around him while the red-head got ready for work, placing a kiss on his neck while his hands rested over his stomach. "Mm, you need to be a bit careful with your outfits, love " he murmured against his neck, playing with one of the tightly-closed buttons. "If you want, I can go find you some bigger
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A week passed by without so much as an attack for Sebastian. He worked as normal through the day and most of the night; Ciel letting him have a more manageable load of work each day that allowed him a small amount of time to relax. However, he only got one evening off a week, and as that evening approached, Sebastian found himself wondering if he should go see his lover again for the night.
A week before he would have answered himself ‘no’ as his anger at the spider had been fresh, but as the week dragged on uneventfully, his anger faded into only slight irritation at the man’s words&hellip
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Chapter 27: A little more than kin.
Humming a short little lullaby-like tune to himself, Undertaker moved around the coffins in his shop to the back room where William was sitting up in bed, leaning against some pillows with paperwork spread across his lap and rounded belly. With a happy smile, he glided silently over to the reaper’s side and gathered the papers, pulling the pen from William’s fingers. “That’s enough work for today, my dear.” He said, setting the stack of paperwork out of William’s reach.
William had just finished scratching another signature along the bottom of the page
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Chapter 24: When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy.
A soft knock sounded on the door of William's office, followed by the door creaking open and one of the secretaries poking her head in, "Mister Spears…The Higher is here to see you…" she said, sounding a little stunned. Though she had the right to be, the members of the Higher hardly ever came down to speak to those of lower rank personally. They normally sent their personal assistants. And when they did go themselves, they never all came together as a group, often having more important things to be doing.
William froze in his seat, his hand quiveri
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Chapter Nineteen: Play the Devil
The next morning, Grell found himself waking up early, the sun barely peaking over the horizon as he quietly slipped from the warm covers and pulled his robe around him. He was careful not to wake anyone as he slipped into the hall and peaked into Leslie's room before walking to the kitchen. It was a little early to start breakfast, but he did anyway, feeling quite hungry.
Even as quiet as Grell was being, Eric felt him shift and get up out of bed, waiting until the other's footsteps faded down the hallway before opening his eyes to check the time. He yawned and sat up, rubbing the sleep fr
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The following day, Sebastian accompanied his young master and Young Lady Elizabeth into town, following them around as the annoyingly cute girl dragged Ciel from store to store, and finally to a small café she was interested in for some lunch.
The blond pouted and fixed her eyes on the butler, “Sebastian, if you are just going to stand there, you can leave us alone for a while! You’re no fun being so professional all the time! Isn’t that right Ciel?”
Ciel sighed in annoyance but nodded. “You may leave us for now.”
Sebastian bowed and took his leave of the café
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Chapter Fourteen: To thine own self be true.
Alan sighed, staring up at the ceiling of Eric and Grell's bedroom. He felt weird laying in their bed in their empty house and had at one point tried to get up to move to the couch in the sitting room, but his severed wings caused him too much pain, so he remained still in the bed, left with just his thoughts about what had happened that day and a few attempts to remember more of his reaper past. There was a book within his reach on the bedside table next to him, but he had quickly found he had no interest in the small book on parenting. The book was new but looked well worn, as one or the other e
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Chapter Ten: Fools of fortune.
After the couple had dinner and waited for the time when the Undertaker normally closed up shop, they headed back over to meet with the former Reaper again, the meal they had promised to bring him in a small bag that Grell carried in the crook of his arm. They arrived at the shop again and were greeted with a smile. Grell held out the bag for the chuckling man, "If you don't like it I'll be happy to take it off your hands." He joked.
The Undertaker grinned and reached out to accept it happily. "You are too kind...but be careful how much you feed yourself and that child, or those fat jokes may surface " he
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Grell sighed and curled his legs up under him as he sat on the small sofa in William's office, his paperwork sitting on the coffee table as he held a clipboard and used it as a make-shift desk, scratching his signature across each page. He had a long boring day without any collections, but for once he preferred it that way. After discovering what Claude had done to him, the red reaper had become paranoid about being alone, and he only left his lover's side when he absolutely had to. Having to go out to reap souls meant he had to be out around London alone, and the idea of such a task was terrifying.
He felt as
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Chapter 23. There are more things in heaven and earth
Grell hummed softly, bouncing Leslie gently in his arms, lulling the cranky child into a much needed nap. Once he had fallen asleep, Grell placed him in the bassinette and tucked him in before walking around the bed to where Eric lay. "Need anyth—" he was interrupted by the knock on the door, "…I'll be right back, love. Don't move." He joked and got up to open the door. He hoped it was James. He was in no mood to deal with reapers, or any potential threats to his family.
Eric gave Grell a groggy look, barely able to turn his head as he watched him leave. The Undertaker
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Ronald cursed under his breath as he walked into the dispatch building with the sheet from his bed wrapped around his waste, Quickly clocking in and walking as quickly as he could up to the floor that held the offices of his department. He had arrived quite early, which was rare for him, especially when he supported a hangover like he did that day. But he didn't want to chance too many of his coworkers to see him before he could confront his senior; Grell Sutcliff.
Ronald cursed again as he thought of the redhead, picking up his pace on his way to his office.
It had been a long night, but it was going to be an ev
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Sebastian’s punishment for refusing an order lasted a lot longer than he had anticipated. Ciel was half-way finished with dinner by the time the butler was able to clean up his mess and relive his scorched mouth and throat with water before finally leaving the bathroom and heading down to resume his duties.
Surprisingly, as he entered the dining room, Ciel glanced up at him and waved his hand in dismissal, “Take some time to heal. I expect you to be perfect again by noon tomorrow. Go rest.”
Sebastian nodded and bowed, “Thank you, My Lord.” He
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Chapter Twelve: What men may do.
Alan hadn't backed down, protecting his two friends he had just started to remember, and taking blows from his Angelic brethren each time one of them had tried to chase after Eric and Grell. Each blow he took from the light ax and hammer weakened him until it wasn't much of a fight. He stood, breathing hard, his light sword glowing dimly as his energy left him, flickering weakly before it dispersed.
The Angel that wielded the battle ax knocked Alan to the ground and stepped on his back, "You go after the Demon and the tainted Reaper carrying his filthy abomination of a spawn. I'll take care of this traitor a