Ai-chan: *sighs* everyone went away and left me here behind alone… *cries* SO CRUEL~!
Gene: I didn't leave you behind my love. *tries to comfort after turning to readers and saying 'SHE DOESN'T OWN GHOST HUNT OR KUROSHITSUJI*
Italic – Thoughts
Bold – Japanese
Normal – English
I strolled into Ciel's study only to found Ciel tossing letter and Sebastian writing something on his notepad. Suddenly Ciel stops and muttered, "This is…"
LATER OUT IN THE TOWN
Sebastian opened the door and stated, "It's been a while since you've out, hasn't it?" "I couldn't care less who sent that letter… I hate going to crowded places," Ciel replied as they entered Ciel townhouse. "But being away from the mansion is okay too, for a change. Without those idiots, you can relax," Sebastian stated.
"Jeez, where did they put the tea leaves in this house?" 'Mom' asked as she looks for the said items in the cupboard. "I can't find them either," Lau lamented while looking into a pot. The room was in a complete mess. "MADAM RED?! LAU?! Why are you here?!" Ciel shouted. "Ah he came back so quickly…" 'Mom' commented as she tackled me into another bone-crushing hug. "M-Mon c-can't b-breathe…" I struggled to free myself. "Oops… Sorry… Well since my dear daughter and little nephew are in London, I came here to visit!" 'Mom' explained after apologizing and releasing me.
"Hey Earl. I've heard that many interesting things happen here," Lau informed. "We had no idea that guests are coming, I apologize for not accommodating you earlier. I'll go prepare tea immediately," Sebastian, being the proper butler, said and went to the kitchen with me on his tail. "Sebastian, can I brew the tea for them? You can't taste it if you're worried," I requested. "Fine," he answered.
I boiled the water and waited for it. I wonder how are the SPR. Have they solved the case? I missed them so much… The whistling of the kettle jolt me back to reality. I poured water into the cups before putting in some tea leaves.
"So?" I enquired the demon in front of me. "Not bad," he replied and we went back to gave the guests and Ciel their tea. I placed a cup of tea in front of them before sitting down and drink my own tea. "This tea is super delicious!" 'Mom' complimented. "Yes indeed although it is quite different…" Ciel commented. "Well Mai make this tea," Sebastian informed the room occupants which brought their attention on me.
I sat there calmly and drank my tea before opening my mouth to explain, "Well I often brew tea and my mother used to own a tea shop. Also my work-a-holic boss likes to drink tea that he always drinks a minimum of 10, no wait 15 cups a day. Plus he doesn't need to go to the toilet every 10 minutes…" I muttered the last part but I think everyone heard it as most of them chuckled. "Damn that narcissist…" I added under my breath darkly.
"Anyways, no matter what, every time I see you, you're still so handsome… Why don't you simply quit and come serve me?" 'Mom' suggested as she stroke Sebastian's butt which makes him froze in shock. "Mom~! Stop that!" I whined. "Ah… I'm sorry," 'Mom' apologizes and rubbed the back of her head sheepishly while Sebastian sweat drops.
Ciel: Let's talk seriously now… I've heard about a case of prostitutes murdered on the streets these days…
Madam Red: You mean what's been on the news nonstop lately? I know of it.
Lau: However what are you planning?
Ciel: This isn't just some ordinary case. The culprit's ways are very unique or should I say abnormal. That is why SHE is so concerned about this.
Mai: What do you mean?
Sebastian: The murdered prostitute was called Mary Ann Nichols. The wounds looked like they were from some kind of sharp tool, using quick cuts, with a painful death.
Ciel: *eats cake* the police and the other prostitutes dubbed the killer as Jack the Ripper.
Mai: *gasps* no way! They are killed so brutally?
Ciel: Yes since I wanted to know the circumstances sooner, I rushed to London.
Lau: *drinks tea* Fu… the watchdogs have been dispatched already though I'm not interested .However… do you have the guts to go to the crime scene?
Ciel: What do you mean?
Lau: I smelled a wild beast at the crime scene. The murderer is definitely an incredibly insane madman. Will you be scared, Earl Phantomhive?
Ciel: *eyes narrow* I came because I was worried about my fiancée. I don't need to answer to your questions.
Lau: *smirks* not bad… I like that look in your eyes… *mood suddenly brightens* then come take a stroll with me!
Madam Red: *pops a vein* WAIT A MINUTE! Seriously! I rarely ever get to have some tea with the Earl but I can't even enjoy it in peace… I want to go too… Lau where is the crime scene?
Lau: *faces Madam Red* don't you know Madam? Don't ask me… I don't know either.
Madam Red: *even more furious* YOU TALK SO ARROGANTLY YET YOU DON'T KNOW THE LOCATION?
Ciel: *grumbles* calm down… I know that there has to be at least someone that's been to the crime scene.
Lau and Madam Red: Eh?
Ciel: At the time many people gathered to see what's going on. However it's too troublesome for me to ask the police.
Madam Red: Then what should we do?
Lau: Earl… you couldn't be…
Ciel: There's no other way… it's bothersome to meddle in this case but I can find someone who works on this case.
LATER IN FRONT OF THE UNDERTAKER
Lau: So… what is this place again?
Madam Red: WHY ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THIS KIND OF PLACE?!
Sebastian: Because the person Young Master knows works as an undertaker.
Mai: An undertaker? I don't like this place…
Ciel: *enters and look around* Are you there Undertaker?
Undertaker: …Hi…hi… I knew… that you'll come…
*a coffin's lid slid open and the undertaker appears*
Undertaker: Welcome~ Earl… Do you want to see how it feels to sleep in my custom-made coffin?
Mai: *clench the edge of Sebastian's tailcoat* I don't like him… He gives off weird vibes… not human…
Ciel: I didn't come here to play today…
Undertaker: *grins* you don't need to tell me. I know why you came… with just one look~ I can tell what's on your mind… Since the Earl went out his way to visit me, I'll certainly do everything I can to help.
Ciel: You know something?
Undertaker: Please take a seat first, I'll go make tea. Why not just sit on the top? Now then… you wanted to know about Jack the Ripper? Everyone's been scared because of the disturbance… but this isn't the first time I've handled this kind of thing.
Mai: You mean this kind of incident happened before?
Undertaker: *offers biscuit to Mai* want some?
Mai: *hesitantly take one* um… sure I guess… *munch on the biscuit*… *face lit up* Oishii! Undertaker can you give me the recipe?
Undertaker: *grins* sure… now back to business, yes you're right young lady, this has happened before. They were killed in a similar way too. They all have something in common.
Ciel: Something in common?
Sebastian: …what is it?
Undertaker: Well now, I wonder what… I wonder what indeed… Is it bothering you? *closes jar of biscuits*
Lau: I see… So how much do you want?
Undertaker: I do not want any of your Queen's money! *turns to Ciel* now then Earl… I only have one requirement… Show me a first rate laugh… I'll tell you anything once you do that…
Lau: Fu… Earl, if that's the case let me handle this. THE SLEEPING TIGER OF THE SHANGHAI NEW YEAR'S PARTY ALSO REFERRED TO AS MY SOUL THIS SHOULD SATISFY YOU! Do you like it? …Hm?
Madam Red: *walks forward* it looks like he still won't talk Lau… it can't be helped. Then I, madam Red, a beauty of high society, shall make my appearance now. I f I ask him, he'll be sure to tell us! SO—because [CENSORED] turns into ***! So *** will also ***! But-…
*Sebastian plugs Ciel's ears and watch with bored expression*
Mai: *blushes* M-Mom~ Eww! Disgusting!
ONE HOUR LATER
Undertaker: *grins* so… you two are the one left. Who'll go first?
Mai: Well I think I will… I guess… Let's see… *bulb lights* AHA! *take out hand phone and search for a video*
Ciel: What is that?
Mai: Hand phone… Found it! *shove the phone at Undertaker's face* here you go, now just watch. The video is in Japanese but it has an English subtitle. So enjoy…
*shows Mai's smiling*
Mai: This video is taken by me Mai Taniyama showing the SPR's craziest couple!
Bou-san: OI! Yasu and I are not a couple!
*close up on Bou-san's fuming face before going back to Mai*
Mai: Well he is still in denial though. Now back to business.
*shows Yasu and Bou-san*
Yasu: My honey~! Come give me a kiss! *puckers lips*
Bou-san: *face contorted in horror looks into the camera* AYAKO, JOU-CHAN HELP ME!
Bou-san: Old hag please helps me!
Ayako: THUNK! *furious* I'm not an old hag you old man!
Bou-san: I DON'T CARE PLEASE HELP ME!
Mai: Ayako don't help him. *puppy dogs eyes* Pwease~
Ayako: Sure anything for my cute daughter.
Mai: Thanks I love you!
Bou-san: Shounen, go away!
Mai: *victory dance* YAY!
The rest just watch in awe as the Undertaker and Mai laughed out loud. "Young Lady, or should I say Jou-chan, I would like to meet your friends," Undertaker said. Mai's smile faltered but she quickly replaced it with a fake one, "Yeah one day…" I mumbled.
Undertakers: Now then actually, there weren't enough guests…
Sebastian: Not enough?
Undertaker: Yes, internal organs to be exact. Don't you think the guests here that lay in the coffin are so cute? My hobby is to take out the organs for research.
*Grell, Madam Rd, Lau and Mai paled*
Undertaker: You see they are missing something… Something that only women have…
Mai: *sudden realization, gasped and paled* no way…
Undertaker: Jou-chan is so smart!
Mai: *clutched stomach* their womb…
Suddenly I heard something or rather someone called for help. I turn to look at the source of the voice and found a weeping bloody woman spirit. I walk slowly toward it and asked very quietly, "Why are you crying? Why haven't you moved on?" "I'll show you," she muttered and my surroundings changed.
A blond prostitute walks down the alley casually but then stops to turn around to look at the person. "Ah, it's you from before…" she muttered as the murderer walk closer. "W-What d-do y-you think y-you're d-doing? N-No stop…" the prostitute cried in fear as the murderer took out a sharp thing and killed the prostitute. I tried to get a better look but the sound of clapping. "Ooh~ Excellent… You've done a great job! I'll lend you hand!" the red haired man decided. A man? Or a woman? I notice the thing that the man hold is a chainsaw. After getting a good look at the man, I tried to look at the killer but I was pulled away from the vision.
"Mai! Are you okay?" an annoying voice questioned. I snapped my eyes open and saw Sebastian. "Grrr… I'm so going to kill you Sebastian! I almost see the killer's face but you disturbed my vision!" I growled and turned to the others before answering their questions, "I can see a spirits death and it's normal." "What did you see Mai?" Ciel asked. "A blond prostitute walking down an alley. She seems to have just met the killer earlier…" I replied. "I'm not sure about this but the killer seems to group up with a man/woman holding a chainsaw. Though I'm not sure since the killer hasn't agreed yet and I would have known if that bastard over there didn't disturb me. Now what have I miss?" I added.
"The murderer is an anatomical expert but also now where the police are when they did the crime. The culprit could be involved in a cult," Ciel supplied. "Sorry for intruding Undertaker," Ciel added as he and Sebastian left. "Ciel, I'm staying here for awhile so you guys can go first. I know the way back anyway so don't worry," I said.
"Fine," Ciel said and left. Once everyone left, I turn to face the Undertaker. "What are you?" I questioned. "What are YOU?" he queried back. "A human with psychic powers. Now answer my question because I know you're not a human or a demon," I replied. "A grim reaper. My, you're a powerful lady huh… Though you're answer is quite wrong. You are not just a human. Although I would like to tell you now but I can't. Still you'll know soon… Do you want me to give you a ride home?" he explained and asked. "Sure if you really don't mind…" I replied. "Good, you can lie in that coffin and I'll send you back," he said as he pointed at a coffin. I sighed and enter it before the Undertaker closes it. The coffin is quite comfortable… I'm getting sleepy… I fell into a dreamless slumber as the carriage head toward the townhouse.
AT THE TOWNHOUSE
"Jou-chan, we're here~" the Undertaker chimed as he opened the lid. "Bou-san… 5 more minutes…" I mumbled. "Mai, tea!" a voice shouted. I jumped and snapped open my eyes. "Eh? Naru?" I exclaimed, glancing up. However instead of seeing my boss, I saw Ciel. "Oh… Ciel… Can't Sebastian make it for you?" I asked my tone held disappointment in it. He looked away and replied, "I like yours better than that demon's."
I sighed and bid goodbye to the Undertaker before brewing some tea. I knocked on the door before entering his study. "Here you go," I said as I place the cup on his table. I waited for a thank you but none came. So similar to him… "Mai, do you have something to say? If not then leave," he asked. No scratch… he is exactly the same as Naru… "Where's the thank you?" I demanded. "I let you stay here to be my maid so I don't need to say any thank you," he said sipping his tea. "Why you?!" I growled and was about to retort again but remembered Naru. I closed my mouth and my once angry expression became solemn. "Be that way," I uttered softly and left the room.
Strolling down the hallway, I sighed multiple times as I think about the SPR. How are they? Are they looking for me? Well maybe John, Yasu, Ayako and Bou-san will but I don't think Naru, Masako and Lin will… Why am I always such a danger magnet? Why did I open the door in the first place? Why should it be me? Why- I bumped into something and stare up. I narrowed my eyes and muttered a short sorry before walking away from the butler.
Without me realizing it, my feet have brought me to the garden. I sat on a bench at a corner and curled into a ball. I buried my head in my knees and let the tears that I've been holding fell. "N-Naru… A-Ayako… B-Bou-san…" I cried. I felt a hand touch me and I look up. The spirits of Ciel's parent look down at me with sorrow eyes. "Rachel, Vincent…" I said their name. "Little angel… although I call you an angel you're something more than just that," Rachel said. "Why haven't you moved on?" I enquired. "Ciel… we're worried… he sold his soul to the demon…" Vincent replied. "Oh that… I got an idea to stop that!" I exclaimed. "I'll make sure that Ciel will live a long and happy live with Lizzie," I vowed with determination.
Running around the mansion to look for Sebastian, I found him with Yoru, cuddling it again. "Sebastian I want to make a contract with you," I said trying to catch my breath. The said demon turned to face me with a raised eyebrow, "Oh? I thought you're against the idea of making a contract with a demon?" he enquired. "I don't care after all I'm doing this in order for their souls to rest in peace. They went through a lot in their live so why not give them peace," I explained. "Too bad but I'm in a contract with the Young Master now so-" he began but I cut him off. "The only thing that I want is when you've fulfilled Ciel's request, instead of taking his soul I want you to take mine instead," I explained. His lips curved up into a sly smile and he agreed, "Fine if that's what you want so where do you want the mark?" "In the middle of my back," I answered confidently and as soon as I finished, I fell unconscious.
I rounded a corner and bumped into a thinking Mai. She narrowed her eyes and apologizes before leaving. That girl really hates demons huh… But her soul is really pure… Pure white without a single spot of darkness… Oh how I would like to devour her soul… Now that I've finished my tasks, I'm going to her… I walked toward a certain black cat. Taking catnip, Yoru chased it as I held it away from her. After a few minutes, I lift her up and stroke her. Too absorbed with Yoru, I didn't the approaching steps and huffing breaths. Mai's voice gains my attention. What does she want now? Her demand makes me surprised. This girl is really something… I asked her why and she explained it swiftly. Her kindness could be classified as stupid… Who would sell their soul for others sake? I reasoned with her but was cut off with her wish. Well seems like, I'll get a better soul. Agreeing I enquired the place she wants her mark to be. "In the middle of my back," she replied. Using my demon speed, I place the contract and she passed out. Weird girl…
Ai-chan: Miku! Miku! Kawaii~
Mai: Ai-chan~ so am I going to die?
Naru: *appears* you damn author. I'm not letting Mai die!
Ai-chan: *ignores Mai* Naru you're not supposed to be here.
Naru: Then why is he *points to Gene* can be here?
Ai-chan: Cause he's special. Now outta here!
Ciel: *looks at Naru* Oi dumb author, why is he angry at you? Did he cheat with Mai?
Gene: *appears behind Ciel* hey shorty! Oh my cute lil' brother is here! *tackles Naru*
Ciel: Hey! I'm not short! *sudden realization* wait… there are two of them? Twins?
Ai-chan: *sighs* yes *faces dear readers* please R&R.
To Paxloria – Well there will be quite SebbyXMai scene soon.