I can’t express my genuine respect for this sweetheart. The trials she goes through for one boy who dismisses her actions time and time again, yet that doesn’t deter her efforts to want to help Ciel. But then you have to realize Ciel is stubborn and keeps her best interest in mind and he pushes her away, not because of who SHE is, but because of who HE is. He understands perfectly well that his coming death will rip her apart and tries to detach from people close to him to ease that pain, even though it will barely matter. But many fans overlook how stubborn Ciel can be as well. It’s not that he CANT feel happy again, enjoy what little time he has left, he just refuses. He won’t waste what time he has left on being happy, even though he still can live a good life with what he has left of it while still fulfilling the contract. His current self is a reflection of how the world has treated him. The Ciel we see now isn’t necessarily who he really is deep inside. It’s just like Sebastian wearing a human mask to hide his true demonic nature. Ciel’s mask is cruel, heartless, shameless to hide his still childish nature that can easily be taken advantage of by a more knowledgable and experienced adult. Ciel knows he’s a still a child, he just tries to not see himself as one and let others see him as one or else he is vulnerable to be hurt. But we can clearly see how truly kind he can actually be with people through this series. Elizabeth is a weakness in him. He will not hesitate for her especially and I think he hates that he can’t say no because all he’s going to do is make her suffer in the end. But Elizabeth, through it all, can still see good in him and she’ll never give up on that. Even Sebastian sees good and childishness still in Ciel, something he will criticize the boy for. Elizabeth already lives in a sexist and oppressive society, but she oppresses herself an extra mile just for Ciel. I respect Elizabeth for her sacrifices at such a young age and her determination. She is far under appreciated than many believe.
Maya and Riley have the most Slytherpuff friendship I've ever seen. (Maya is always aware of who has the power in the situation -- see her reaction to Mark Cuban, for example. And Riley is enormously loyal to her friends. Like, that's what keeps her going.) I sort people based primarily on what they value most and not personality traits. Which is why, even though I think Lucas is clever and loyal, I'd put him in Gryffindor. He wrestled a bull because he wanted to be brave!