This might sound morbid but I LOVED CIEL’S REACTION TO BEING PUNCH BY SOMA.
Like Oh my god yes character depth!
Alright, To me it seems that a good percentage of the fandom thinks that at this point think that Ciel had lost his ability to feel other emotions than like anger, irritation, and smugness. And I feel that most of the time people think Ciel just flat out dislikes Soma. (In like most fanfic and such whenever Soma is in it, he’s only there for a gag about Ciel getting annoyed.) BUT THIS SCENE DISAPPROVES THAT.
Maybe I’m biased because I personally interpret Ciel as this kid who faced the worst that humanity can offer at such a young age. And, after just losing his family, is forced into being a white-collar bounty hunter. And he thinks to survive in this cruel world he had to be cruel himself.
Do to his coldness people tend to distance themselves from him, expect for two people Soma and Lizzie! Lizzie went and joined a cult so the only person left is Soma. The guy who still liked Ciel even though time and time again Ciel show disdain for. No matter how cold Ciel was towards him, Soma was always excited to see him! He was always eager to help him! AND NOW THE GUY WHO LIKED HIM UNCONDITIONALLY PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE!
I personally think that at some point in the later chapters Ciel is gonna had a breakdown because it seems like the person behind the attack is trying turn everybody he knows against him.
Or maybe I’m just over-analyzing this, I took AP Lang, I did that all the time.