|Poison & Watchdog
Author: Liliths-cursed-pen PM
Two well-known young earls come together to solve a new case that in involves the Delilah Organization. Can these two put an end to this diabolical group from terrorizing England? M rated for gore in later chapters. Update: Chpt.7 coming soon!Rated: Fiction T - English - Crime/Horror - Cain H. & Ciel P. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,195 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 11-09-12 - Published: 12-24-10 - id: 6584781
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The Prince of Poison and The Queen's Watch Dog
Chapter IV: Plotting and Planning pt 1
A/N: Hey readers here is an new chapter of the two youngest Earls and butlers of the anime/manga world. Yes it's been a while since I've updated this story, but fear not this chapter will be a good one. Anyways this time in this episode of 'Poison and Watchdog' Ciel recieves some bad news and almost causes him to go into a panic, meanwhlie Cain is visited by someone and come across something interesting.
Disclaimer: Once again I don't own any of the orginal characters from God Child or Kuroshitsuji. But I do own my own made up characters that do interact with the orginals Fun Fun FUN!.
That next morning at the Hargreaves Estate, young Phantomhive is awoken to soft piano playing from down the hall. Still quite tired from talking to the authorities at the Cantor Manor party and also escorting his distraught betrothed home, Ciel restlessly motioned himself to rise out of bed.
Looking around the darken guestroom, he called out for his demonic manservant. "Se-Sebastian…come…" yawned the young boy as he rubbed his azure eye from sleep.
On that cue, the dark manservant waltz right into the darken room, but it seems that he isn't alone.
"Ah! Finally Phantomhive you've awoken. For a while there….I wasn't sure if you would have recovered?" announced Cain pushing past the Phantomhive butler to the younger Earl's bedside.
"Re-recovered? What are you going on about Hargreaves?" squinted the boy in utter confusion at the older Earl. He then turned to Sebastian.
Who in turn didn't give him any indication to some trouble of any kind. Besides the butler was too busy opening up the curtains to let the sunlight flood inside the room.
"Hargreaves…explain this matter. What do you….you…ugh…I don't feel so good."
"Master Ciel? Please take these pills they will help your fever. And also here is some cool water." softly announced Riff sauntering into the room with a tray of cool water in a glass cup and a pitcher. Ciel abruptly looked up to the icy blue haired manservant and calmly took the water from him.
"Uh…yes thank you." Taking a quick sip of the cool water, he then continues… "Hargreaves what happen after we took our leave from the Cantor party? Did something happen that I should know about?"
Pausing for a minute, Cain hesitated for a moment. He didn't want to fully alarm him, but this was a matter too important to keep quiet about. "Phantomhive...that time last night when you were consoling your betrothed's ordeal, you didn't realized that she had some type of poisonus residue on her costume."
"Posion!...W-what do you mean? Is Elizabeth alright? Has she fallen ill?
"Phantomhive do not worry, she is quite alright. The poison did not harm her because of that mad man 'Demon'. But however...you're not last night. After we'd returned from the Cantor Manor, you've suddenly collapsed. When your butler collected you to lay down into chair, you sudden woke up and became rather delirious, I've managed to slow down the process of the poison from spreading to your...uh...(heh) face."
"MY FACE!...WH-WHAT...HAPPEN! S-Sebastian how bad is it? ...am I hideous looking!" Screamed Ciel holding his face as he looked over to his butler. At the sametime Sebastian...barely looked at him in return, he was still gazing out the window...quietly...chuckling?
"Hargreaves! You trickester. How dare you-you...uh..?" he stopped talking when Cain handed him a hand held mirror to gaze into. Upon looking into it, Ciel was horrified by the sight of himself, witnessing small blisters and tiny whiskers gracing his small face. "Aaaahhhh!" screamed the young Earl in utter fright.
Wide-eyed with fear, Ciel turns to Cain for more answers. "Hargreaves...is there anything you can do?"
"Don't play dumb! I can't go into public like this! I want this gone from my face! What is your plan on getting rid of this!" yelled the pre-teen in rile
"Young Master...please calm yourself." suddenly announced the manservant all in black now turning to him with a smug looking smirk on his face.
Trying not to sound insentive to the younger Earl's delimma, Cain answered him calmly. "I'm sorry Phantomhive please be calm about this, until I can figure out the source of the is...uh..heh. Poison then I can reverse the effects. In the meantime then you'll have to bare with it."
Ciel plunged right back into bed with a low grumble, he was truly distrubed and troubled by this problem. How can he face his betrothed? Or Her Majesty with this horrible face! He might as well ask that smirking demon to end his life immediately.
Since that morning, Ciel has been stowed away in his room all day long refusing to come out. He told Master Cain that he would do some of the work privately inside his guestroom with his butler Sebastian. Grimacing, Cain agreed and left the younger Earl to deal with his misfortune. But still this had worried the older teen, he wasn't sure if he could find the source for this unusual poison.
He knew how the younger Earl came in contact with it, but where could he find the prime plants for it's antidote. Again he went into his study to research and read up on the various plants by one of his favorite botanist, Peter Mckeegan.
Thinking to himself, Cain thought since Lady Middleford and his beloved sister were being held hostage by that deranged terrorist, he must have known that...he was the actual prime target? "No that cannot be? Then why was Miss Lilia-"
Cain muddled through his mind about last night's incident, but it became a slight blur to him, with all of the confusion, the running, screaming, the murders and the danger that put Ladies Merry and Elizabeth in harms way.
"Ah, this will not do...this will not do at all." He whispered under his breath. Feeling frustrated, Cain decided to take a break from his work.
As Cain waltzed his way down the halls of the Hargreaves Manor, he stopped short when he noticed his little sister Merry chatting with an aquintance of her's outside in the garden. Staring closely, the young man noticed that Merry's aquintance was none other than... "Miss Nettlee? What is she doing here?" This surprised Cain. He would of thought after that ordeal she went through last night, she would have gone into hiding or hired a private military find her friend.
"Welcome Miss Nettlee, how are you feeling today?"
"Thank you Merry, I'm quite alright... Anyhow, I just stopped by to give your brother a present for...saving father's life, but uh."
"What's the matter Miss Nettlee?" asked the young blond bright eyed girl in concern.
"Merry!" said Nettlee as she grabbed her hand. "I need your help."
"My help? Uuh, but what can I do?"
"...I need your help with...well I-I need your brother's help actually...uh...I-I..."
"What is it that you need...Miss Nettlee?" suddenly announced Cain slowly waltzing up next to his sister' side.
"Big brother! Lord Cain!" chimed both girls to his sudden appearance.
"Well Lord Cain I came by to thank you and your little friend for saving me and father last night. Here is a gift from my father...but there's something else." she said as she nervously handed him a beautifully wrapped light blue gift box.
Kindly taking the gift. Cain turned to his sister and whispered into her ear. "Alright Big Brother, I'll leave you be with Miss Nettlee. However, after my tutoring lessons with Miss Lucin you'll come and have tea with me later?"
"Yes Merry, I promised to have tea with you...later." he smiled to her. Bowing to her brother and Miss Nettlee, Merry took her leave from their sight to be alone. Once she was out of sight, Nettlee threw herself into Cain's arms.
While in the process startling Cain by her behavior, she nuzzled her soft pink cheek against his dress shirt all the while taking in his scent. "Mmm oh my he does smell wonderful." she whispered to herself quietly
"Umm...Miss Nettlee, you've came here to talk to me right?" said Cain as he stood there still with her embracing him . "Oh...ha ha...well yes, uh I've forgotten my manners. I'm sorry about that Milord. I do have something to tell you."
"And what would that be Milady?"
Scanning his golden-green eyes with seriousness in her's... she whispers into his ear..."They have returned and told me to give this warning to you..."
Meanwhile back inside the Hargreaves guestroom, closed off to the world for good reasons, Ciel and his butler Sebastian review some of the 'borrowed' files from the Yard's missing persons report department. Pensively sitting at the light oak desk, Ciel absently scratched at his whiskers and blisters.
"Young master please do not scratch at your face, you'll cause futher infection."
"I can't help it this irritates my skin!" pouted Ciel in irritation still scratching his face. "Haa...young master. If this makes you feel any better I have made a cream of aloe vera and mint to sooth your blisters."
Sudden alarm graced his tiny blistery face as he gawks towards his butler, Ciel puts his hands up in defense. "Wait, is that safe to put on my face? Lord Cain doesn't know if using anything will help my ordeal?"
"I'm sorry I don't recall him saying this wasn't to be used on your infection..." now turning to a tray of soft bandages and a small bowl of light green mixture of the medication. Sebastian dipped a strip of gauze into the mixture, smoothing out the excess off.
"Do not worry young master, the way I figure...you've been infected with an acute form of poison ivy." calmly explained the butler as he placed patches of the medicated gauze onto his young master's face. "However, the whiskers on your face is another mystery."
Ciel felt better when Sebastian placed the cooled bandages onto his face. Even though it had a mild smell of mint he was quite at ease, moments later there was a sudden knock on the door.
"Phantomhive I must speak with you im-" Suddenly standing at the entryway of the door was Ciel with bandages covering his face (except for his eye and eye patch). "Yes what is it Hargreaves? Have you found something important pertaining to this case?"
Dumbfounded by his behavior, Cain was stunned to see him feeling better. He'd thought that this boy would have still been in a bad mood about his condition. "Ah I see that medicine that your butler made for you is doing just as planned, if wasn't for me giving him those ingredience to make it."
"So you both knew all along that my condition wasn't that serious!"
"Actually young master, your condition last night was rather serious. After we've returned Lady Elizabeth home... You've became delirious with fever, luckly Master Cain had some morphine to subdue you until we came back to his estate. It just subsided this morning." explained Sebastian.
"Indeed, however since my sister and your betrothed came into contact with that man who carried the pathogen they were strangely unharmed. Moreover, since you were the only one to come in contact with them...it was past onto you.
Sulking, Ciel walked back to a near by chair to sit down. He didn't realize he had fallen ill last night, before leaving the Cantor party he felt fine. The strange part about all of it was the fact that he'd blacked out. Or if he'd blacked out at all? Something about this wasn't right at all...why is here with Hargreaves? Last night the both of them~
"Hargreaves? May I ask you a question..."
"Yes what is it Ciel?"
That was it! Hargreaves never called him by his first name? What is really going on? Ciel had to think quickly about what to say next. Without looking towards Cain's way, the light in the room suddenly gotten darker. "You and I parted ways last night after talking to Inspectors Crumbly and Aberline...Did we not?"
"Uh..what do you mean Ciel? You know you've stayed the night here because of your condition...I think you've become delirious again." declared Cain abit irritated "Why don't you lay down-"
"Heh, I rather not...as it seems that neither you nor I exist in this world. There is no need for this charade to continue. I know your not Earl Hargreaves, he does not address me by my first name! And another thing, my butler would not have me fall for something so easily. I say you play a very good game of illusions 'Doom' of the Twelfth Cards!"
TO BE CONTINUED...
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