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I think what I like about the Two Ciel’s Theory is that when if it is canon Ciel will still be Ciel, even if he isn’t Ciel, which I know sounds super weird but let me explain.

Most identical twins in the media are, above all else, twins. For example: Fred and George, Hikaru and Kaworu, even if they have individual differences, their primary identity is just twins. Usually they’re characterised with mischief and stupid role switch tropes. If they aren’t characterised as a two-person unit then they weren’t raised together. Usually this is the factor in ‘secret twin’ reveals and the classic ‘evil twin’ trope. And don’t get me started on the fetishisation of identical twins but that’s a rant for another day.

The only fictional twins I can think of who don’t conform to these divisions are always canonically confirmed fraternal twins.

What I’m trying to say here is that a large number of other people reduce identical twins to being two halves of a whole. It translates into real life too. I cannot count the number of times people have called my sister and I simply “twins” or even worse “twinnies.” I understand that it can be difficult to tell twins apart, but the connotations between calling us “twins” and calling us “Alex and Lily,” are entirely different. “Twins” reduces us to a unit, whereas using our names actually acknowledges the fact that we are individuals. This isn’t just something that happens as a child, hell it even happens when you’re living in a different city or even country as your twin. Every birthday I have had people send us stuff to share. That’s fine, when material items are expensive, but Facebook messages are free. (Honestly I don’t care if people don’t write on my wall on my birthday, in fact for most people I’d rather they didn’t, but tagging me as an afterthought on a heartfelt post written to my sister – that’s not okay.)

This sort of behaviour is totally normailsed because that myth of twins being a unit is so frequently fantasised in the media. Yes that’s an important part of my identity and I love my sister to bits but before I’m a twin, I’m Lily. I know Ouran High School Host Club touched on this issue like super briefly but frankly Hikaru and Kaworu were too stereotyped and fetishized in the rest of the show for it to really be taken seriously.

So what the hell does this rant have to do with the 2CT you may ask? Good question. From here I’m just going to assume Ciel does have a twin – I’m happy to clarify if you need me to provide evidence for any part that’s unclear. (For convenience sake I’m going to call real!Ciel ‘his brother’ simply because that’s the part of the theory that’s most speculative at this point).

Most of this is entirely speculation, but from what I’ve gathered Ciel and his brother were incredibly close, yet still grew up with different personalities and experiences. In the flashback during the Circus Arc we can see exactly how different the two boys act. One is clearly more outgoing and eager to introduce himself, the other is shy and hides behind his father. We know that one was sickly, so his own experiences were limited compared with his brother’s. This of course, led to a difference in personality development. Nevertheless, they were still close. His Butler, Nursing shows how despite our!Ciel was sick, his brother still eagerly played with him and they ate together on the floor when he could have just as easily spent the whole day with Diedrich and Vincent. In Lizzie’s Campania flashback we can see how our!Ciel sits in on his brother’s fencing lessons, even if he himself cannot participate. Even in our!Ciel’s dreams in the Green Witch arc their personalities are clearly pronounced and it’s clear how much they care for each other.

If/When it is revealed that Ciel has a twin and IF that twin is alive, even though they were raised together they wont simply be ‘the twins,’ and because they were raised together the brother certainly will be more than just the ‘evil twin’ trope. This is primarily because Ciel has had so much character development. Whether he is a twin or not, this will not suddenly vanish. He will still be the same character as before, and he will still be an individual. If anything I feel like a confirmed canon twin will enrich his character rather than reduce it to a series of tropes.

Which brings me back to what I said at the start: Ciel will still be Ciel even if it’s revealed that he is not actually Ciel. As a twin I absolutely adore the idea because it’s the sort of representation I’ve always wanted to see; yes, he’s a twin but he is still, above all else, Ciel Phantomhive.

jacinta tapped her pen against her cheek as she stared at the blank page in front of her. she whined and dropped her head against the desk. “stupid assignment… what am i supposed to say? who do i write to first?” she wiggled her legs, unable to concentrate.

Everlasting Party - Mystic Messenger Time Loop AU (pt 9)

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Summary: You’re caught in a time loop during the 11 days leading up to the RFA’s party unless you can do… what, exactly?

10+ Small spoilers for Day 7 of Zen’s route. Fluff + Angst.

“Oh, do you play?” Zen asks, noticing the way she eyes his keyboard.

She tests out the beginning notes of Für Elise, twiddling the black and white keys back and forth. “I do,” she says softly, not looking up from the piano.

“Have you been playing for long? Do you know any pieces off by heart?” Zen can’t help the questions from spilling out. Is he talking too much? She is rather quiet in person; more than he thought she would be from speaking to her in the chatrooms. She often seems to be lost in thought, or perhaps carefully considering her next action. It’s difficult to read her expressions.

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