The Butler is indeed trying to tell us something, and it’s not about the wine collection.
The Butler sends us down ahead of him to check the cellar. He gives us a short headstart. We discover the smashed (empty) bottle but nothing else seems amiss. The Butler then is seen sprinting into the room, and it’s clear he was already running before he rounded the corner. He can’t possibly have seen the bottle before he started his mad dash.
He quickly sweeps up the glass shards while very dramatically wailing about how upset Mark would be by the mess, “…if only he were still alive!!”
I think the Butler is giving us a hint twofold:
Mark is still alive, and he’s somewhere in that cellar.
I’m betting there’s a hidden door/passage of some sort in the wine cellar, behind which Mark is being held prisoner. The broken bottle is the Butler’s decoy prop should anyone question why we both went down to the cellar–we heard a crash. He’s howling so loudly as we leave to make sure we get his point, as well as to keep up the appearance of grieving servant, so the killer(s) don’t find out he knows Mark isn’t dead and make him the next target.
↬ Summary: There’s a darkness to your city, a murderous underbelly filled with crime and deceit that you’ve sworn to avoid at all costs. But the universe has funny ways of forcing your involvement in the form of a notorious mob boss and his young daughter. ↬ Pairing: Jeongguk x reader ↬ Genre: mafia!au ↬ Rating: Mature (for themes; will change in later chapters) ↬ Word Count: 9.931
It honestly feels like just yesterday that I decided to give Inuyasha another shot, which of course, ended up with me becoming emotionally and physically attached to it. I don’t know what I would be doing right now in life if I hadn’t decided to hop back on tumblr after three yrs in order to cope with my Withdrawals. I was also able to rediscover why I loved Vampire Knight so much.
Let me not Ramble On too much (Lord knows I do that as second nature), but this has truly been the best fandom I’ve ever been apart of. You’re all so gifted at one thing, if not another, and are literally angels!!! I can’t express that enough. Just thank you for 1,000 followers and everything you’ve done for me whether you know it or not.
Here is the first batch of people / blogs – inu related / not – I would follow into the grave: