There are things about demons that never make it to the stories.
Like the fact that there are demons who are good and kind and try to help when
they can; these demons do not have the strange colored hair and eyes of that
other more vengeful kind—they look like ordinary people and they love as
ordinary people do.
Kasamatsu Yukio is one such good kind of demon.
Kise Ryouta is the other kind.
They should never have met, not ordinarily. For as everyone knows,
the other kind of demon is stronger and more powerful and often without mercy.
The eudemons keep their heads down and try not to draw the attention of their
more powerful brethren, for those demons have no kindness in their hearts and
are quick to rage.
And demons, by their nature, are territorial. They keep to their
forests and rarely venture out unless it is to create some mischief on the
nearby human villages. Kasamatsu keeps to his woods near the sea and does not
expect any trouble. He and his brothers make up a small clan and if they do
venture out it is to help and to guide any lost human who might need aid.
When Kise Ryouta comes to their woods he is like a hurricane;
sudden and forceful and a harbinger for terrible things.
He says, “This place looks nice, I think I will make it my own.
All of you must leave now, or I will destroy you.”
And Kasamatsu’s brothers all look at each other, cowed and nervous
and ready to flee, because if this yellow-haired, yellow-eyed demon is giving
them the chance to go, then they should go and pray he does not change his
In the span of three seconds, Kasamatsu makes a decision. It is
reckless and dangerous but he does not regret it. With a flying leap he kicks
the yellow-haired demon in the back, knocking him to the ground, and says,
“Show some respect.”
“Respect?” the yellow-haired demon repeats incredulous from
his position on the ground. The blow is not wounding; Kasamatsu is sure that he
could not have actually injured the other demon. If the yellow demon remains on
the ground it is only because he is too surprised to move. “In what way are you
worthy of my respect? I am stronger than you a thousand times over; I could
kill all six of you without ever breaking a sweat. I am stronger and better and
more noble than you in every way imaginable, who are you to demand
respect from me?”
“I am Kasamatsu Yukio,” the eudemon declares, “And this is my
land, and this is the land of my brothers before me. We have lived here and
built a home here and served the land. If you wish to claim this place as your
home then you must give us the respect we are owed for caring for this land so
much longer than you.”
He will battle; he will lose, but he will battle all the same.
Because this is his home, and no one will chase him from his home.
Something unreadable flashes in the yellow demon’s eyes.
“Brothers? You have no brothers. Demons do not have families.”
“We are tied not by blood but by the land and the sea that we
share,” Kasamatsu insists stubbornly. “These are my brothers. If you wish to
live here, then I will call you brother, but you will respect me and you will
respect our home.”
Demons are territorial, and they do often live in clans, and if
this yellow-eyed demon does not have a forest of his own or others he calls
comrades, then it is because something terrible must have happened. If he is
looking for a new place, it is because he lost his own.
Kasamatsu is not sure why the demon changed his mind; perhaps it
was only a whim. But the yellow-haired demon says, “Alright, Brother. I
will obey your rules for now and live in your land. I am Kise Ryouta.”
He says the name like he expects Kasamatsu to recognize it, and
Kasamatsu does. He is one of the most powerful demons in all the lands, and
Kasamatsu has just kicked him to the ground.
But he refuses to be impressed.
“Stay then, but behave. I can’t stand undisciplined brats.”
A/N: It begins!!! I FINALLY figured out how I wanted to approach
the KiKasa fairy tale AU. Anon-friends and friends who gave me these prompts or
messaged me a million years ago; thank you so much for your suggestions. I
really thought about them very carefully but nothing really inspired me the way
that the previous stories had all fallen into place together. “The Six Swans”
is one of my very favorite fairy tales so I selfishly wanted to use it, and I’m
really excited by how I’ve decided to approach it, so I hope you enjoy!
⊰So I decided to make a summary of the best kuroshitsuji /sebaciel/ fanfictions I have read so far. Obviously this is just my opinion and you may not agree. I just thought that such a list would be kind of helpful or cool? (considering that a lot of people asked me about good ffs) So I did this and of course I share it with my dear followers :) If you have some more go ahead and tell me!⊱