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When the week was finally over, the complete sense of relief that swept through the Phantomhive manor was so massive and thick in the air that you could practically feel it. Sebastian, in particular, could feel it very well. And he wasn't very happy about it.
Ciel had revealed all the things Sebastian had done during, "The Big Seven". And it was clear that Sebastian wasn't very proud of those things.
"I-I did all of that?" Sebastian stammered, something that he rarely, if ever did when speaking.
Ciel nodded, chuckling as he watched Sebastian's horrified face twist and change erratically as he learned of the things he had caused during the course of the week.
"All of it." Ciel replied, crossing his arms and sitting back in his chair, while Sebastian tried to sink farther into his and escape the shame that was welling up inside of him.
"And... Even that last bit about the... lust?" Sebastian ventured, cringing as he prepared to hear the worst.
"Yes, all of that happened."
Sebastian sighed heavily, deciding now would be a pretty good time to apologize for all that he had done. And for all that the servants and Ciel had to suffer through. Getting down on one knee, Sebastian bowed his head and rested his gloved left hand over his heart.
"My Lord, I am truly sorry for all that I have done. I have failed you as a Phantomhive butler. Please, punish me in all the ways you see fit."
Ciel scoffed, waving his hand dismissively at Sebastian, who jerked his head up in surprise.
"What? That's absurd." Ciel stated, rolling his one blue eye as he gazed down at the demon bowing before him. "Why on earth would I punish you? You were sick with, "The Big Seven". You had no control over your actions. Therefore, you are not at fault."
"But... I..." Sebastian was at a loss for words. Then, a small smirk crept up onto his face. "Oh, I see. You are placing pity on me now, is that correct?"
Ciel scowled, turning his head away in defiance. "That's not it at all. I'm simply saying that it's not your fault. You, out of all people, do not deserve pity."
Sebastian chuckled, rising and standing at his full height. "I see." He didn't seem too convinced about what Ciel was saying. "I see that you care for me, even if it is a minor feeling."
Ciel looked shocked, his head whipping up to glare at Sebastian. "What?! I do not, I repeat, do NOT care for you in the slightest! All you are good for to me is helping me get my revenge. That's all!"
"Oh, so you do not have feelings for me?" Sebastian tilted his head to one side questionably, his eyes glittering with what looked like mischief.
"No, of course I don't."
"Oh, but if I can recall correctly..." Sebastian stepped closer to Ciel, and the young Earl stepped backward slightly in response. "You seemed to be rather fond of me when I started doing those sinful things to you the other day. That other day being yesterday."
"Y-You remember my reaction?!" Ciel gasped, blushing furiously as he chose to glare down at the floor instead.
"Of course. I not only remember my actions but the actions of those involved as well. I was still present in my mind, just not necessarily my body."
"That's it, I'm leaving. I don't have to listen to what you have to say anymore." Ciel turned his back, walking toward the door to the room they were currently in.
Sebastian lunged forward, grasping Ciel's arm with a firm hand. It wasn't firm enough to cause Ciel pain, but it was firm enough to make the Earl stop in his tracks.
"Let go of me!" Ciel snapped, trying to free his arm from Sebastian's grasp.
"Why deny yourself the feeling of loving another being?" Sebastian inquired, tugging Ciel closer to him until their faces were inches apart from one another. Sebastian's head was tilted at a slight angle, and he was studying Ciel curiously. "I know you love me, Ciel Phantomhive. I can see it in your gaze. I saw it yesterday, and I see it even now."
Sebastian's lips brushed against Ciel's own, his voice reaching Ciel's ears as a gentle whisper. "So, why are you so stubborn?"
Ciel practically melted into Sebastian's touch. "I-I don't know..." He murmured, shivering as Sebastian's lips just barely touched the shell of his ear.
"Tell me what's troubling you, Young Master."
Ciel's face lit up like a wildfire at the thoughts that ran through his mind. Those sinful, shameless thoughts... But he didn't care about the consequences those thoughts would bring him at this point. All he cared about was Sebastian, as much as he hated to admit it.
"Well, there is something that I need you to do. You see, yesterday, you never quite finished your job."
Sebastian's eyes lit up at this, his smirk growing larger. "Well then... Let's see if I will be able to finish for you."
Sebastian chuckled, his hands traveling downward on Ciel's body.
"If I couldn't do this much, then what kind of butler would I be?"
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