[3DF Mini-Sode] RED HOLY MOTHERRED HOLY MOTHER
A BLACK BUTLER Mini-Sode
~ Based on the fan-comic by Nagaoka Chiak
~ Directed/Adaptation by Faith Kelter
MADAM RED . . . Samantha Charland
GRELL SUTCLIFF . . . Curt Rose
VICTIM . . . Sarah Miller
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RUNNING TIME: 8mins
"Queen of the Night Aria" ~ Mozart's The Magic Flute
"Overture" ~ Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar
~ Various from the anime
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For the Love of Stella - Ch. 1The sun had set beneath the horizon. Eerie, nightly sounds were rising in volume to taunt the minds of any passerby who dared to walk the seedy streets in London. A soft, hasty "scratch scratch scratch, scratch, scratch!" echoed from the rooftops. A rat's nest perhaps, vermin ready to brave the streets in search of food that two-legged residents had dropped in their travels.For the Love of Stella - Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But the daring adventurers among us would be quite disappointed to discover the real source. In truth, it was an emery board shaping a well-manicured nail, belonging to one Grell Sutcliff of the Grim Reaper Dispatch Association, London division. There was about seven minutes until his next assignment, according to the paperwork. But he didn't dare let his massive case of ennui result in sleep. The last time he did that, he had woken up in a coffin. Really, he mused, you'd think a legend such as the U
For the Love of Stella - Ch. 2The next hour went by in a red whirlwind. Upon returning home, Grell immediately went to the kitchen to warm up a bottle. What was a Grim Reaper doing with baby bottles, among other necessities for an infant? "Just in case," would most likely be the answer. "It's best to be prepared!"For the Love of Stella - Ch. 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After stoking a small blaze in the fireplace, Grell sat down at last with Stella and the bottle, gently holding it to her lips. She fussed a bit, not immediately willing to accept it.
"I know, precious, but this is the best Mummy could do," Grell whispered gently. "Come now, you need to eat."
After a bit more coaxing, Stella finally accepted, slowly at first and then more insistent as she grew accustomed to the strange device.
"That's it, good girl!" Grell said proudly, softly kissing her forehead. "Isn't that better? No more hungry tummies, right?"
Stella was such a delight to watch, and Grell lost himself in the visi
For the Love of Stella - Ch. 3Grell shifted from side-to-side, brow scrunched in thought as he looked in the floor-length mirror. "Hmm, I don't know," he mumbled, turning to the cradle nearby. "What do you think? Too much? Not enough?"For the Love of Stella - Ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Stella's eyes swept over the Reaper, pointing at him and babbling. Grell brought his hand to his neck and nodded.
"You know, I think you're right." He bolted across the room to his dresser and pulled out a jewelry box. Inside, amidst many shiny pieces was a simple red ribbon, a choker that Grell fastened around his neck. "Better?"
Stella giggled, clasping her hands together, and Grell beamed when he looked at the mirror again. The floor-length red dress encased his slender body like a glove. As he poofed the sleeves some, he smiled with satisfaction and tied his hair back to complete the look.
"Mmm, beautiful," he purred, and then returned to the cradle to sweep a happy Stell
For the Love of Stella - EpilogueMany years laterFor the Love of Stella - Epilogue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Winter, the season of death, the Undertaker thought to himself as his mule-driven cart rolled along the white blanketed streets. A new century this may be, but death was a reliable old friend. Not that he was complaining, of course; far from it! It was good for business!
Pulling back on the reins, he hopped out of the cart in front of his next stop. "This won't take long," he said, giving the old nag a pat and tying her to a post. Moseying up the walk, he pulled his coat tightly around him. The temperature was much too cold even for his taste.
He was spared the trouble of knocking, though, when the door opened and a vicar exited, crossing himself and whispering a silent prayer. The Undertaker smirked as he passed.
"Evening, sir, always a pleasure," he said, as pleasantly as his low, creepy tones could manage.
The stout little man turned up his nose, walking away with
For the Love of Stella - Ch. 4A few months laterFor the Love of Stella - Ch. 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thud! William winced, rubbing the back of his head after it painfully made the acquaintance of the headboard. But when he reached for his pillow, he was dismayed to find it had disappeared no, not disappeared; pillows didn't simply vanish into thin air.
He turned towards the large red mass beside him, and sure enough, there was the thief. Grell was using it to cover his ears?
It was then that William noticed the offending noise. Across the hall, Stella was screaming at the top of her lungs for the hundredth time this evening! He growled under his breath, rubbing his eyes before he grabbed his glasses and slid them on. This had been going on for too long now. Weren't children supposed to sleep through the night after a certain age? Why did Stella have to be the exception?
The over-excessive snoring next to him easily answered that. Look at who her mother is, the walking exception to every rule.
"Grell?" No answer. "Grell." Still no
DATE NIGHTDATE NIGHTDATE NIGHT2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A KUROSHITSUJI FAN-FICTION BY FAITH KELTER
William T. Spears was not a happy man. Peace? Quiet? The Collections Department manager was not acquainted with either. How could he be? The London branch of the Grim Reaper Dispatch Association had not changed much over the years. Why the bloody hell should it be different now?
Nearly snapping his pen in two, William glared at the source of his present irritation correction: the constant source of his irritation. Red and black heeled shoes 'click-clacked' over his previously immaculate office floor, branding it with scuff marks.
"Grell Sutcliff, by any chance, is it your intention to wear a hole into those defenseless tiles?"
If Grell heard the question, he didn't do anything to acknowledge it. The red-head whined nervously and raced to the office window, his eyes combing the courtyard below. "Where is she?" he asked. "Surely it's over by now! It didn't take us this long, did it? What if something w
For the Love of Stella - Ch. 5Thanks to the chainsaw's roar, the snake snapped to attention the moment William and Grell materialized into the room. William didn't waste time in making the first move. The blade of his hedge-trimmer scythe extended at lightning speed, pinning the snake to the wall by its neck. It spit and writhed, and gradually transfigured into a male human form.For the Love of Stella - Ch. 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Reapers, should've known," the Demon hissed, his voice reminiscent of his previous appearance. "This here's a private party; invitation only."
"Is it now? I feel so under-dressed!" Grell whined mockingly.
William tugged on his scythe's grip, tightening the blade. "If anyone is unwelcome, it is you. You have no business here."
The Demon squirmed in discomfort. "We've all got to eat, right? You'd deny a starvin' man his meal?"
The scythe pressed further, forcing him to his knees as he grunted in pain.
"I'm not in the mood for nonsense," Willia
For the Love of Stella - Ch. 6"Bloody hell, what were we thinkin', comin' here like this?" Pierce grumbled, laying low.For the Love of Stella - Ch. 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Demon band had transported to the Dispatch courtyard, and took refuge in the shadows. Night wasn't quite a trustworthy ally. The cover of darkness was beneficial, but the moon betrayed many with its bright glow. Thus, tonight, the building's magnificent architecture unwillingly lent a hand in cloaking the enemy.
"Do you want to eat or not?" Luci asked, her back pressed to a pillar.
"Course I do! But there's plenty of souls back in the East End that aren't guarded by a bunch of blasted Reapers!"
"Oh come off it!" Kat said, poking at his arm. "One teensy cut after that old man caught you slithering around the morgue "
Pierce smacked her hand away. "I told ya never to bring that up!" He rubbed his scarred limb gingerly. "It really hurt, and that other crackpot's scythe earlier didn't help!"
"Do you two ev
For the Love of Stella - Ch. 7Grell fidgeted quietly in the seat next to William, who sent more than a few warning glances his way. But it couldn't be helped. Grell had been in this room too many times to count in recent years, and it still gave him the creeps.For the Love of Stella - Ch. 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What do you think they want?" he asked innocently.
William frowned and chose to remain silent at the pointless question. It was Grell's nerves speaking, and thus he tried to be understanding. Nonetheless, he was just as uneasy. For as many times as Grell had been brought before the board, William had been there to defend him, putting his reputation on the line. Thankfully he was skilled at making a convincing case in Grell's favor; hence they still had their jobs. But this time, the outcome was looking bleak, and he was sure that Grell would rather give up his place as a Reaper than face the inevitable.
William turned his gaze to the small window standing between them and the hallw
For the Love of Stella [Audio Edition]For the Love of Stella [Audio Edition]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
FOR THE LOVE OF STELLA: The Audio Edition
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~ Adapted from a fan-fiction by Faith Kelter, based upon characters appearing in the Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji series by Yana Toboso.
~ RATING: T (language, some mild content)
~ RUN TIME: 1hr, 44mins
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ARTWORK by Simply-Psycho
(In order of appearance)
GRELL SUTCLIFF ... Curt Rose
STELLA ... Samantha Ylagan & "Miles Sebastian"
RONALD KNOX ... Vick Valentine
ALAN HUMPHRIES ... Sukisho
ERIC SLINGBY ... Jason Marnocha
QUENTIN HOWSHAM ... Steven C. Phillips
WILLIAM T. SPEARS ... Dylan Spencer
PIERCE ... Erik Copper
KAT ... Pam Larson
LUCI ... Rina Adachi
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BY FAITH KELTER
Los Angeles, California
"I I'm sorry, Mr. Edgeworth we couldn't save her."
Silence, whoever said it was golden was either lying or quite misinformed. For Gregory Edgeworth, it was a reminder that he was alone from now on. The widower sighed, taking a heavy gulp of tea before trying to focus on his work again. There was so much piling up between the office, the baby arriving, and the funeral. He would've loved to stop, put everything on hold and just walk away but she wouldn't have wanted that. A small wistful smile crossed his lips as he heard his late wife's voice in his mind, as though she was still there with him
"Don't you dare stay home!" she would say, her tone a mix between scolding and amusement. "He's kicking, that's all. You're needed in court, saving the innocent victims of wrongful arrest!" She laughed