Author’s note: Heard Haruhi from Ouran laugh and all I could think of was Ciel laughing like an idiot and this just kind of happened. First Kuroshitsuji fic, yay! Boy, lemme tell
you that writing Ciel and Sebastian is definitely challenging omg. I think this
is about as fluffy as it’s gonna get between these two x’D
Summary: Takes place during Sebastian’s “training” as a
butler. He has to learn how to touch a human without hurting them and Ciel has
to learn how to accept touch.
Apparently this also includes a ticklish touch and Sebastian’s very intrigued.
That was how long it took before Sebastian started getting close to becoming a good, human-like butler. Ciel would never
forget the first time he bathed him with extremely hot water and scrubbing so
vigorously at his damaged body that he had kicked him out. Of course Sebastian
still had to get accustomed to having a human body himself, not to mention that
he had to learn how to treat other humans properly.
Ciel barely had any patience with him and kept telling him off. It wasn’t hard
to miss Sebastian’s irritation, but he couldn’t care less about that. Things
weren’t easy for him, either since he still flinched a lot in the beginning
whenever Sebastian touched him. Not only would he get flashbacks, but his
fragile body wasn’t used to innocent touches anymore and would automatically go
in defense mode.
this also took months, Ciel guessed both of them had to get used to living a
normal life again and Sebastian was doing a poor job just like him.
It took a
couple of days for Sebastian to get the hang of dressing him without ripping
his clothes or grabbing his chin too forcefully when he had to tie a ribbon
around his neck. Ciel would snap at him every time and send him out to do it
himself. One time Sebastian had even tied his eyepatch too tightly (or that
might have been on purpose, Ciel couldn’t exactly tell), which earned him a
kick in the shin.
five, Sebastian came in with fresh tea, the newspaper and clean clothes. He had
worn that signature smile of his that Ciel had accepted and dressed him as
gently as possible. This time, no clothes were ripped up and Ciel’s limbs
didn’t get bruised. On the contrary, when he laid his foot on Sebastian’s thigh
to get his shoes on, the touch was so soft and light that—
quickly pulled his knee up to his chest, eyes wide.
stared up at him, eyebrows knitted together. “Was I too rough, sir?”
that would be the easier way out, Ciel nodded. “Yes. I’ll put my shoes on
myself. Go prepare breakfast.”
away, sir.” Sebastian bowed and left without saying anything else.
Ciel shivered and quickly put on both of his shoes to distract himself.
Unfortunately, he hadn’t been able to forget about the whole thing because it happened again on the night of another nightmare.
bundled up in his huge blanket, trembling uncontrollably, his heart racing
against his chest and his breaths uneven. There was no doubt he had screamed
and that Sebastian would check on him soon as usual. He had to calm down, but
he psychically couldn’t.
opened and Sebastian’s glowing eyes met his own. “No one’s here?”
just you and me in this house,” was the quiet reply. “It’s a quiet night.”
giving a response, Ciel wrapped the blankets tighter around his shaking body
and let out a relieved sigh. The memories were still too fresh for him to take
Sebastian’s word for it, but according to the contract, the demon could not
tell a single lie, so it was safe to believe him. Sebastian stopped every
single intruder and killed them on the spot, he told himself, it was practically
impossible for someone to get in and take him.
A gloved hand
was about to come in contact with his face. “Don’t touch me!”
hollow eyes stared up at Sebastian’s. “… Don’t.”
someone had dragged him out of his cage.
Not after seeing that knife glistening in the
me, sir,” Sebastian replied with a soft undertone in his voice.
stand over there and wait until I fall asleep.”
There was a
quick silence between them until Sebastian bowed. “Of course, sir.”
about three months before Ciel finally accepted his touch after a nightmare.
Sebastian would try every now and then, sometimes he’d even get smacked in the
process, and this time, he succeeded. He had curled his fingers back and
carefully laid them against Ciel’s pale cheek, watching him with those blood
“No one is
here but you and me, young master,” he murmured and Ciel nodded in response,
closing his eyes. “Would you like some hot milk with honey?”
The hand on
his cheek didn’t move and Ciel was grateful for that. “Yeah.”
single finger caressed his cheek and Ciel flinched away, his lips twitching. With
a small frown, he quickly scratched his cheek to get rid of the tingling
feeling and averted his gaze because he could feel Sebastian’s eyes on him.
if I hurt you. Your body must be more damaged than we had assumed,” Sebastian
spoke up, neutral yet questioning. “Should I call your doctor after breakfast?”
fine,” Ciel brushed him off and laid back down on the bed and waved his hand
lazily towards the door. “Go.”
I will be back with your milk in a few minutes.”
course he couldn’t hide it forever. Sebastian was bound to find out someday
since he dressed him, caught him every time he fell off his horse, cut his
hair, leaned over his shoulder when he had to translate texts and washed him
every single day. The latter was what finally gave it away.
had been massaging his scalp and moved to his shoulders. Usually, Ciel was able
to relax and enjoy his touch, but this time his entire body jumped as
Sebastian’s hand brushed over the back of his neck. It was so light that it had
almost felt like a feather had teasingly swiped over his baby hairs and Ciel’s
body had reacted out of impulse.
apologies, sir,” Sebastian said right away and continued to scrub his arms.
Still, it didn’t stop Ciel’s brain from being on red alert and his shoulders
standing stiff. This, of course, didn’t go unnoticed by his butler and the
hands stilled. “Are you quite all right?”
Ciel uttered and shrugged it off.
help but notice that every time I touch you in certain places, you panic. Are
you still having flashbacks?”
small groan, Ciel let his body sink underwater because he wasn’t going to
explain this stupid concept to a demon, but
Sebastian instantly reacted by grabbing his underarms and pulling him up.
master! What are you—?” A small pause. “Sir…?”
clamped his arms to his side and was now curled up in the bathtub, hiding his
face in his knees. His cheeks were already flushed from the hot water, so maybe
Sebastian wouldn’t notice that they had darkened, but since that demon noticed everything he’d probably be unable to
hide it. Sebastian’s hands had retreated and Ciel breathed out against his
kneecaps, trying to calm down.
touch me there,” he said stubbornly to avoid the subject.
would be unhygienic to not wash them. I’ll be very gentle.”
instantly turned to him, eyes still filled with panic. “Don’t be stupid! I’ll
wash them myself.”
impressed by his master’s antics, Sebastian merely raised an eyebrow. “With all
due respect, young master, you were the one who told me to be very gentle the
first night I washed your body. I am being as gentle as I possibly can and your
body still convulses. Are you still hurting?”
“No. I just
don’t want to be touched there.”
being silly. I’ve been washing you for months now and you didn’t have any
problems until now. May I ask what has changed?”
Oh, for the
love of all that was holy and everything else Ciel didn’t believe in. He wanted
to drown himself on the spot. Sebastian could always tell whenever he was lying
and he wasn’t going to let this go apparently. It was so stupid and Ciel had actually forgotten the entire concept of it and
things would have been so much easier if Sebastian hadn’t been so incredibly
light and gentle with his touch.
Ciel started lamely and felt his face becoming even redder and saw Sebastian
frowning in response. This was going to be harder than he thought. It was so
incredibly awkward and he wanted to get out of the tub and go to his room, but
Sebastian would probably nag him if he didn’t speak up right now. Of course
Ciel could simply order him to stop
talking about it, but it was so dumb and idiotic that it would be a waste. “…
awkward silence that Ciel had ever experienced followed after his words.
Sebastian stared at him as if he had grown a second head and Ciel blinked in
response, not knowing what to say. Apparently Sebastian had never heard of it
and if he was going to be completely honest with himself, it wasn’t that
surprising. It was such an innocent thing, after all. Sebastian was only
familiar with killing and torture, not all the other silly things that humans
did to each other.
Sebastian echoed and leaned in closer, fascinated. “So you’re ticklish?”
ok but who here has tried sorting the kuro characters into their appropriate hogwarts houses?
like of course ciel and vincent and basically the direct phantomhive clan would be slytherins
but im thinking lizzy would be gryffindor because she’s really brave? but she’s also just as cunning and ambitions to her causes (being the best wife of the watchdog and all that) so she could be a slytherin…also she managed to trick everyone into thinking she was just a cutesy airhead but that is totally not the case lmao
and soma’s got to be ravenclaw because he’s smart af, but i’d put agni in hufflepuff…maybe edward can be hufflepuff too??
idk does anybody else have opinions on this or any of the characters
Just finished the second season of Kuroshitsuji, and while I admit that I love that plot twist very much (and definitely not in the Ciel x Sebastian shipper sense) but because duh, Ciel as a demon and that’s like he triumphed over the original contract (Sebastian cannot take his soul) for me—even though it wasn’t his doing, I am very much confused?
Can someone explain it to me?
How will that mesh with the supposed next arc, Book of Circus?
How should I view the second season? Like a spinoff? Or an alternate universe? Or a fanfic?