"Victoria! Victoria! Guess what!?" Lizzy squealed. She came bounding through the doorway and stopped right in front me, still exclaiming my name.
"What!? What is it! Tell me before you burst!" I giggled. She was just so silly sometimes.
"Ciel is having a grand ball this weekend and we are invited!" She exclaimed.
"That's wonderful! You will have so much fun, no doubt." I answered her as I instantly wrote it off as another party that she would attend alone.
"Silly! Didn't you hear me? You were invited too! You will come with me won't you? Please?" Lizzy held my hand tightly as she bounced up and down.
"Uhh, of course! Why wouldn't I attend it? You asked so nicely and I was invited after all..." Oh please let it be a short party that I can slip away from undetected. I absolutely hate any sort of party, all the drunken banter and pointless gossip just doesn't suit me.
"Eeeee! Great! Could I pick your outfit as well? I promise it will be super cute!"
"Yes, I look forward to seeing it." I forced a smile as I thought about the horrid time I would have no matter how cute I looked.
"I'll go start now!" And with that she bounded out of the room as quickly as she had come, off to her closet most certainly.
Just great. My perfectly good mood had been shattered as soon as she asked me to come with her. How could I have denied her? That would only end in tears, and god knows how terrible I am at dealing with that. Lizzy is just so soft and sweet, I could never tell her no. I have known her for almost three years now, I met her when she was only thirteen and I was eighteen. Despite our age difference we became the best of friends until I eventually moved in with her. She is like a little sister to me, making her cry is out of the question. I am just going to have to suffer through this with a smile on my face, for Lizzy.
I fell back onto my bed without bothering to close the door Lizzy left open, it didn't matter anyways. No one ever walks by my room but her and her occasional servant.
...Come to think of it, I have never been to the Phantomhive estate. Lizzy has been there many times but I never accompanied her because I had no reason to. Now I've been invited to a ball? It seems odd to me. How could Ciel even know about me?... Oh wait, of course Lizzy would have talked about me at least once. They probably were just being curtious by inviting me. I would have preferred for them to be rude and leave me out of parties. Too late now, I'm going to go wether I like it or not.
I glanced over to the little string near my bed that would call a servant if I pulled it. Without thinking I reached out and yanked it down. And within a few minutes one of the family servants appeared at my doorframe.
"Lady Victoria, what is it you need?" She asked.
"Get me some tea please. I would like to have my tea time alone in my room today, if that's alright." I said.
"Yes Lady Victoria, right away." She walked off down the hall out of sight. And I just laid on my bed and waited for her return. After a few more minutes she entered my room with a cart topped with scones and a teapot. She silently poured me a cup of tea and left the cart by my bedside, bowing on her way out.
"Ahh wonderful. Now I can be in peace." I said as I sipped my tea and leaned back on my pillows to relax for the rest of the day.
My goodness, how far is the Phantomhive estate? We have been traveling for hours now and Lizzy still hasn't told me if we are near or not.
"Lizzy, please, I'm beginning to grow tired of traveling. When will we arrive?" I groaned.
"Soon! I promise we are almost there, you'll love it. It's so beautiful there..." She trailed off and looked out the window to the side. She had that super excited look in her eyes, even for a sixteen year old she still acted like a child at times. I sighed and slumped back in my chair. I swear if we have to ride another hour I'm going to jump out of this carriage and walk there myself.
"There! Do you see it through the trees? It's Ciel's house! We're here!" Lizzy yelled in excitement.
"Really?" I lifted the curtain on my window and peeked out to find a beautiful mansion looming over us. "Wow..." I whispered. It looked amazing, the structure looked original and the details were extraordinary. Like something out of a fairy tale. I could only stare in awe as we approached the house the closer we got, the grander it looked. I loved it already.
The carriage came to a slow stop in front of a large doorway which I assumed was the main entrance. I hadn't noticed but a tall butler dressed in black had opened our carriage door, and behind him stood Ciel. I had only ever seen him in pictures that Lizzy showed me, the pictures didn't do him any justice. He looked powerful and accomplished. Unlike any sixteen year old I had ever seen.
"We have been expecting your arrival Lady Victoria, please allow me." A seductive voice snapped me out of my thoughts and I turned my head towards the butler. I was about to apologize for spacing off but I couldn't find the words, his appearance left me speechless. So I just smiled and placed my hand in his as he helped me out of the carriage. Lizzy had already run off to Ciel and was currently squeezing the life out of him with a hug. "I am Sebastian. As the butler of the Phantomhive's I will attend to you during your stay here. We hope you enjoy yourself, now please allow me to lead you inside where we can prepare you some tea. And you may also meet the young master." I realized Lizzy had already dragged Ciel into the house without taking a second glance at me, leaving me alone with the seductive butler. I wasn't able to find my voice in time to answer him. So I just nodded.
"This way." Sebastian took my hand and guided me through the large doors. If my mind wasn't so preoccupied with the fact that Sebastian was touching me I might have noticed the beauty of the hall around me. But instead it took all my self control to continue walking next to him and to not trip or mess up in any way.
"Here we are, the lounge room. Please sit wherever you wish." He let got of my hand and released me from the trance his touch put me in.
I nodded again, I need to talk to him at some point in time. I can't stay silent forever! Sebastian just bowed his head and left the room, leaving me dazed.
"Oh Victoria! There you are, come and meet Ciel!" Lizzy tugged on my arm and pulled me back to reality.
Oh, yeah, I had forgotten Ciel and Lizzy's presence. "It's a pleasure to meet you Ciel." I said politely.
"The pleasure is all mine. Please come sit with us, Sebastian will return shortly with our tea." Ciel gestured over to a large fluffy couch, clearly for relaxing in. I had a bit if trouble finding a comfortable mannerly way to sit in it. Lizzy, on the other hand, sat with no trouble at all.
"Thank you for inviting me to your home, it is truly lovely here."
"We are glad to have you. Lizzy has always spoken highly of you so I thought it to be proper and invite you to the ball. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to meet you."
Right... The ball... During the carriage ride I thought of ways I might be able to hide away until it was over. Seems like that option is no longer available now that everyone is expecting me. Plus, I'm intrigued by the butler Sebastian. His presence renders me speachless, yet I still wish to be around him and see his reactions to everything. Quite an internal conflict...
"Yes, indeed..." I mumbled as my thoughts became tangled with Sebastian.
"So tell me about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time?" Ciel asked.
"Sketch mostly, they're just mindless doodles but I like to think of myself as having more talent than many." I said proudly. Creativity is one of my greatest traits.
"Really? That's wonderful. I have never had the talent or patience for it myself. I would like to see some of your work"
"It really is beautiful!" Lizzy praised. "I have a few of her works hanging in my grand hall, but I keep my favorite one over my bed. It depicts a snowy landscape with a castle over the hill. It even has a few cute little foxes!" Lizzy's eyes were lit with wonder, I loved it when she got that look.
"You will have to come back some other time and bring a few projects with you. It seems Elizabeth has been holding back on how talented you really are." Ciel and Lizzy insisted on praising me for a few more minutes to the point where I felt spoiled. I can't bear this attention much longer.
A knock at the door interrupted our conversation, finally.
"I have prepared the tea young master."
That voice... It was the butler. I refused to turn my head towards him and see his face again. If I did, my brain would surely go blank and I would become a hopeless mess. So I just sat there, starring down and twiddling my fingers as he poured the tea.
"Here you are." Sebastian set a teacup on the table in front of me. I nodded silently to acknowledge his action.
"Sebastian, please prepare the game room for us. That should help pass the time before the ball." Ciel commanded. When he ordered his servants his entire image changed. He became strict and authoritative, almost scary. But no one else seemed to notice it, maybe they were used to it?
"Right away." And Sebastian left the room without another word. I decided now would be the time to ask Ciel about Sebastian.
"Um, Ciel. Your butler, he's very..." My sentence hung unfinished as I didn't know how to express it.
"Attractive? Yes, I realize most women take a liking to him. It's not a trait I require in a servant but it helps greatly when entertaining guests." Ciel explained suddenly. The way he said it made it sound like he was a member of a host club.
"Oh." For some reason that worried me greatly.
"I know what you're thinking, and he doesn't have a lover. Despite his looks he is not that type of person. He focuses strictly on his job as a butler, nothing more. Believe me when I tell you I've yet to see the day where he takes interest in any 'human'." He chuckled. He put a lot of emphasis on the word human. What does that even mean?!
While I pondered Ciel's words, he got up and crossed over to the window.
"Lizzy, come and see. The white roses are in full bloom. I had them planted just for you." He smiled, revealing a softer side. One that seemed to hold a place only for Lizzy.
"Ooooo, so cute!" She skipped over to the window to hold hands with Ciel. Somehow, they were perfect for each other. Even with the arranged marriage they couldn't have done better if they had combed the streets of all of Britain looking for a mate. Lizzy is lucky to have him.
We stayed in the lounge a while longer to finish our tea and then retired to the game room. The walk in between was dreadful. Sebastian escorted us and I could not concentrate with him walking ahead of us. My hand wanted to reach out and touch him but I knew that would make it instantly awkward.
We stayed in the game room only for a short time before Sebastian returned once again to escort is away. This time to go get ready.
"Here, this is the dressing room. I've taken the liberty of bringing in your luggage and clothes from the carriage to place them in this room. If you need anything at all, don't hesitate to ask." He said.
"Thank you Sebastian! You're so nice." Lizzy pulled me into the room towards the closet.
"Anything for you Lady Elizabeth, and you as well Lady Victoria." His eyes caught mine when he said my name. Their deep red color drew me in and I momentarily forgot to breath. He winked at me and just left the room.
"Victoria, Victoria? Is everything all right? You were staring." Lizzy asked.
"Y-yeah, I'm fine... Now where's that dress you picked for me?"
"Right in here!" Her mood picked back up instantly. The dress was floor length, lots of beading around the torso, and it faded from a deep blue color on top to a pale baby blue on bottom. Little cutouts filled with lace littered the back area. It was a beautiful dress, something to be expected of someone who loves cuteness so much.
"I love it Lizzy..." I felt some of the fabric in between my fingers. It was soft and silky. "You truly have the greatest eye for beauty." I have her a huge hug.
"Aw thank you. It will look even better on you!" So she helped me take my casual dress off and then put the blue dress on.
"Oh my goodness..." I was without words. My dress, my hair, my makeup. It was all too perfect. It had taken two hours to get it this way but it was all worth it.
"You look better than I had ever imagined, Victoria." Lizzy stood behind me in the mirror, admiring her work. She looked amazing as well, her dress was pink and poofy... Cute.
"Excuses me ladies, are you prepared for the ball? If so I'm here to escort you." Sebastian's voice came through the door.
"Yes Sebastian! Please come in, you must see Victoria! You must!" Lizzy smiled at me.
The door opened and Sebastian walked in. I could see him in the mirror's reflection. He now wore a more proper suit instead of the butler's uniform suit. He looked amazing.
After a minute of them looking me over, he spoke. "If I may say so, I have never seen a woman more beautiful than you are now..." His voice was sincere and it made my heart fill with joy to hear him say that.
"Thank you Sebastian." That was the first time I spoke to him, and his name gave me a jolt as it rolled off my tongue. "You are too kind." I smiled at him.
"I only ever speak the truth, never lies." His returning smile was breathtaking.
"Alright we are ready Sebastian! You did make sure Ciel wore the clothes I picked out for him right?"
Sebastian hesitated to answer her, I think because he was still looking at me. "Of course lady Elizabeth. It has been prepared just as you asked."
"Wonderful! Lets go!" Lizzy was already making her way out the door.
"May I? It is a ball after all and you do need a proper escort. I would be honored if you chose me." He stood next to me with his arm extended. I couldn't believe he was asking me this.
I hooked my arm slowly around his. "Of course you may." I took in a deep breath to steady myself. Why did he have to look so handsome and be so polite? I need some reason to not want to be so close to him, he is only a butler! But... I can't find anything.
We walked together down the hall, alone. Lizzy had left without us and was probably in the ball room already. I could also hear voices coming from below so the guests must have all arrived while we prepared.
"So, why are you escorting me really? I thought you would have been preoccupied with your job." I stated.
"On the contrary, this is my job. My primary duty is to focus on making your night as perfect as possible." We walked another minute in silence before stopping in front of the doors to the ball room.
Before he opened the door he suddenly leaned in very close and spoke. "Besides, who would refuse the chance to have the pleasure of escorting a beautiful young woman like you..." His scent washed over me, leaving me more dazed then ever. It was sweet, like cake. I would have hyperventilated right then if I remembered how to breathe. He smiled at me and leaned away. Then he opened the door and light flooded through, and we stepped out into an elegantly decorated room filled with people of all kinds.
"Here she is!" Lizzy squealed.
"SURPRISE!!!" They all yelled in unison.
"Wha- what's going on?" I stammered. It couldn't be a party for me?
"Happy birthday Victoria! Congratulations on turning twenty one!" Lizzy ran up and gave me another big hug.
"You actually remembered? I never asked for any of this, you didn't have to-"
"Oh silly! Of course I had to throw you a party! You never celebrate and I wanted your twenty first birthday to be special! That why we came here and I bought you that dress! So that you could feel like a princess." All of this was too much. Lizzy is such a great friend, I felt like I was going to cry.
"I... I.. Thank you Lizzy. For all your hard work, I couldn't have asked for a better friend."
"Now it's time to go have fun!" She said and then leaned into my ear. "I know how much you dislike parties but this one's for you. Enjoy yourself! Everyone is here for you." She whispered. So she does know I hate parties. I thought I was able to hide that fact, I guess she is more observant than I thought. I laughed.
"I will have fun, you have my word." I joked and gave her a little tap on the shoulder.
"Shall we?" Sebastian asked me, I had almost forgotten that he was my escort.
"Yes." So we entered the room and mingled with the guests. Most of them had no more to say to me than congratulations but a few were truly happy for me. They conversed with me longer than others on my interests and how my night was going. And almost everyone complimented me on how I looked, making me feel especially spoiled. During the night Sebastian just walked with me and answered the occasional question towards him. He directed the conversation back towards me in every situation, almost effortlessly. It was about time to cut the cake.
"Victoria, please join us over here. It's time to cut the cake and sing to you." Ciel said and gestured for me to come over.
"Alright..." Sebastian and I walked over and I stood next to Lizzy.
"Everyone, please direct your attention here. It is now time to cut the cake" Ciel's voice was loud and clear, the guests were all quiet in moments. Ciel looked at me. "Victoria, we are glad that you came here to celebrate with us and we wish you a very happy birthday." He took my hand and bowed to me.
"Sebastian, you will be the one singing won't you?" Lizzy asked.
"Of course." He paused and looked me straight in the eyes before continuing, then he sang. "On this very special day, it is your birthday. Today is the day, you turn twenty one. Let us celebrate this special day, as you live on. Happy birthday." As soon as he finished everyone began to cheer.
"That was beautiful Sebastian." I told him. His voice was silky and seductive, and when he sang it was even better.
"It's nothing. I sang only for you." He dazzled me with his smile once again. The rest of the night proceeded after I cut the cake, which was delicious by the way. I was beginning to grow tired of the same conversations with the same guests. Another reason why I don't like parties. I sighed.
"Is something the matter?" Sebastian asked me when the couple I was talking to left.
"Not exactly. Parties just aren't my forte, and the conversations begin to bore me." I explained.
"Hmm, how about during the next dance we slip away from the party and do something more fun?" He suggested. His grin was now devilish as he suggested mischief.
"Could we really do that? What about Lizzy and Ciel? They would notice I'm gone."
"I will simply tell them that you have grown weary from the long day and you wish to return to your room to sleep. They will both agree."
"Alright." Now things were more interesting.
"Oh look, the next dance has already started. Let us go find Master and his fiancé." He took my hand and placed it on his shoulder suddenly, and took the other one in his other hand. I gasped as we were instantly twirling and dancing gracefully across the room. "Just follow my lead."
I would have answered him but being so close all of a sudden took my breath away. His hand was wrapped so softly around my waist and his face... It was only inches away from mine. If he hadn't of been taller than me I could have easily kissed him... What am I saying! He is a butler for Christ's sake! Why do I keep thinking these things?
"Over there," Sebastian nodded his head to the right where Lizzy and Ciel danced with each other. We spun off to that direction as well.
"Young lord, a word with you please?" Sebastian asked Ciel.
"What is it Sebastian?" He asked after we all came to a stop away from the other guests.
"Lady Victoria has had a long day and she wishes to return to her room for bed. If I may escort her there and tend to her tonight?" He asked.
"Hmm, yes that's alright. Have a good night's sleep Victoria, I hope you enjoyed yourself." Ciel told me politely.
"Goodnight Victoria!" Lizzy said.
"Goodnight. Thank you both for the wonderful evening."
"Let us leave then." Sebastian took my hand and led me to a small door I hadn't noticed before. And we left the commotion and dancing behind us. We walked down the hallway to my room in silence.
"What would you say to doing something else instead of returning to your room to sleep? I understand if you don't want to though." He smiled back at me.
"Like what?" I asked, intrigued.
"Just something more fun than conversing with random guests and dancing."
"I'm willing to do so, as long as it is with you." I whispered.
"I doubt you would want to do this with anyone other than me."
He took my hand and guided me up a small staircase to the side of the hall we were in.
"Where are we going?"
"You will see..." Was his only answer. I was starting to get nervous.
A few minutes later I found myself standing next to him in front of a door on the top floor. It didn't look to be anything special. Just a normal sized door, but it was the only one on the hall.
"Here we are." He said and opened the door.
The room behind the door was large, but most definitely not as big as the ballroom. It was a bedroom instead. With a king sized bed right in the middle, draped with golden curtains. It was beautiful, but not what I expected.
"A bedroom?" I asked and I walked inside.
"With a balcony, perhaps you should take a look out there." He said and pointed to some glass doors.
Out on the balcony was gorgeous. The moon washed over the surrounding landscape and made the colors pale and contrasting. But that wasn't what he wanted me to see. In the middle of the balcony was a large easel and a table full of art supplies next to it.
"How did you know?"
"Lady Elizabeth told me about your artistic abilities. I was going to show you this tomorrow but now seemed to be a more appropriate time. Go ahead." He handed me a pencil and stepped back.
To be honest I would have loved to draw the landscape in front of me but there was one thing that I wanted to draw more. If I asked it would be a bit odd though. So I settled on drawing the landscape anyways.
Sebastian just sat in a chair and watched me, making me lose focus a lot. After a while I just couldn't take it anymore. I set the pencil down.
"What's wrong?" He asked, getting up from his seat.
"It just that, I don't feel like drawing the land. I- I want to draw something else."
"Um... A person?" I replied.
"A person you say? Would I suffice in being your model?" He asked.
"Then it shall be as you wish, just tell me what to do."
"Sit over there, where you were." I said. Now that he agreed I was going to make sure it looked perfect. "Now just... Just be you."
"As you wish." So he sat there and looked at me, a small smile on his face.
"Right." I said to myself and began to sketch him. This went on for an hour or so until I finally finished.
"I'm finished." I said triumphantly. It was one of my best works yet in my opinion. Sebastian stood up and walked over to stand next to me.
"It is amazing, you have true talent." He told me.
"The picture doesn't seem to do you justice though." I whispered.
"What would?" He whispered seductively and leaned in.
"I- I'm not sure. There's just something missing from it." I stammered. I could smell his sweet scent now and his face was closer than before.
"Something missing? I think it may be you by my side."
"Probably." Was all I managed to voice, my brain was beginning to shut down as I couldn't comprehend that he would say such a thing to me. Could he really?
He placed his hand on my cheek and pulled my waist closer to his. Lifting my chin up to face his, I couldn't look away anymore. I looked straight into his eyes and he was smiling at me. Then he leaned down a little further and his top lip grazed over mine for a second. That little movement sent my heart into a frenzy and I began to tremble.
"So beautiful." He said and his lips touched mine when he did. I took a slow deep breath, and closed my eyes as he leaned in to close that last little gap between us. My lips parted under his and our tongues intertwined. It felt so good with his tongue rubbing the roof of my mouth. My arms began to move on their own, reaching up and tangling in the back of his ebony hair. His hand pushed the small of my back in and made me press even closer into his warm chest. I'd never felt this way before. Sure I've kissed a few guys but never in a way like this. I wanted more, I wanted him to never stop kissing me, and I wanted him to want the same.
He pulled back, just like I didn't want him to. But instead of complaining I did the same and placed my forehead on his chest, breathing heavily. I didn't open my eyes yet and I moved my hands from his hair to just let them rest around his neck.
"Victoria?" His voice cooed.
"Yes Sebastian?" I looked up now and opened my eyes. His were soft, looking down at me as his mouth curled up into a small smile.
"I'm sorry if that was sudden, I apologize if... If you didn't want me to do that. I just couldn't hold it in any longer." He apologized.
"Sebastian, I wasn't sure if it was the way you looked, the way you acted, or even the way you smelled. But now I know for sure that I've fallen in love with you even in this short amount of time. I'm glad that you did what you did." I smiled at him.
"Good, because I've never felt this way towards anyone human before. And to know that you return the feeling gives me great pleasure. I love you." He confessed.
"I love you too." I said.
He leaned in and we kissed again, longer this time. While we were still kissing he guided me inside and shut the door with his foot. My dress was beginning to get in the way, and I wished to take it off.
"Sebastian, my dress, it is in the way. I can't walk so close to you without tripping over it." I said when he pulled back for a second.
"Then I can remove it for you." He said and guided me over to the bed. He sat down and pulled me on to his lap.
"Please be careful with it. Lizzy put so much effort in to finding the perfect dress for me, I would hate to have it damaged." I said and I felt his hands drift to the back where the strings were.
"I will take utmost care in handling it." He whispered. His hands lingered near my waist as they pulled the strings loose, and then he started to pull the dress down when the last string was loosened. Slowly, the silky material slid down my body leaving my top half completely bare. He pulled the rest of it down past my legs and tossed it gently to the side.
"Better?" He asked. His hands then traveled back up my sides and to my shoulders. His face buried into the side of my neck as he kissed it softly. He left goosebumps wherever he touched me.
"Yes, much better." I wasn't even ashamed of the fact that I was now naked. I only wanted him to be as well.
I turned around to face him and placed my hands on his chest. The buttons of his suit were easy to unbutton but he wore more layers than I had been. He soon realized what I was trying to do and unbuttoned his own shirt. He did it so much faster than I ever could have and within seconds his chest was bare also.
"Sebastian, I've never done this before. But I want to, so much so." I told him as I stroked his chest.
"Then we will my love. Only say the word and I shall do what you please." And his lips grazed past my ear as he whispered in to it, making me shiver.
"Sebastian, I want you to love me, more than anyone ever could."
"Yes, my love." He kissed my back, my neck, my shoulder. And I reached down to unbutton his pants, but he helped me with that like he did the shirt. Soon we wore nothing, and everywhere his skin pressed on mine gave me a jolt of electricity.
"Mmm, Sebastian..." I whispered and we kissed again. He pushed me back on to the bed and crawled on top of me. He licked and sucked at the nape of my neck, which made me gasp and moan. "Oh!"
He had reached further down to my breasts and did the same there.
"Se- Sebastian!" I gasped.
"This is what you wanted, correct?" He looked up and asked me.
"Yes... Definitely." I breathed after a second of thought. It felt amazing, having him so close. My hands grasped his shoulders when he entered me.
"Ahhh! Oh my." There was no going back now, I was already enjoying myself much more than I ever had before.
"Just relax." He told me. " I could have never imagined you could be more beautiful than you were today, but you have proven me wrong." He smiled.
My fingers grasped at the sheets beneath us and my back arched. My breathing quickened as well when he reached a spot that had me coiling with pleasure.
He chuckled. "That's it isn't it? Right here?" He reached it again, making me moan loudly. I quickly clasped my hand over my mouth as I realized how loud it was.
"There's no need to worry about someone hearing us. This is a private section of the house so you can be as loud as you want. I also happen to like that sound." He grinned and made me do it again.
"What about you?" I asked after I caught my breath. "I would love to hear you make that sort of noise."
"Then make me." He challenged and rolled himself over to lay next to me instead. He pulled me on top of him. "Go ahead, do as you wish."
I smiled. Now it was my turn, eh? I leaned forward and kissed him first, I couldn't seem to get enough of that. My fingers twirled in his hair, messing it up a bit. No doubt mine was probably worse.
"Hmm, where should I start?" I teased him. And then decided to try where it would be most effective. I scooted down and put it in myself. His face was already showing it, so I went further. And I used one of my hands to stroke the underside. Now he was really trying to hold it in and it seemed he wasn't going to give in so easily.
I also wasn't giving up.
"C'mon Sebastian? Won't you show off that wonderfully seductive voice of yours?" I whispered in his ear and then bit his shoulder a little bit.
"Uh uh. Try harder." He laughed.
"Humph, I will!"
I ground against him even harder and I licked his chest as I did. This was starting to go against me when I gasped myself.
"Oooohhh..." I finally heard him breath and I looked up to see him with both hands over his mouth and his face contorted with pleasure.
"Ha, I bet if you move your hands you'll be just as loud as I was." I pulled his hands away from his mouth.
"Ah! Oh, alright, ahhhh... You got me." He choked out. Satisfied, I sat back up and looked at him.
"Perfect, you're right about it being such a nice sound. I like it very much." I told him.
"You seem to be enjoying yourself a lot?" He asked.
"Yes, why wouldn't I? And you?"
"The only thing keeping me from ravishing you myself is that I want to allow you some fun as well." He winked at me and pushed me back over so he could be on top. I wrapped my legs around his waist and he pushed my hands far above my head, interlocking our fingers together.
"Gah! Oh Sebastian!"
"Don't think I've forgotten where that spot is." He grinned and pushed against me. There's was electric jolts everywhere on my body. "It seems like at this point your entire body is an erogenous zone. So if I were to do this perhaps..." He licked my neck and chest and left trails of goosebumps.
"Sebastian! It's... It's too much... I'm gonna..." I gasped in intervals.
"Going to what? Hmm..." He was having so much fun.
"Oh! Oh! Oh! Ohhhhh... Ahhh..." I exclaimed when I reached the peak of an orgasm.
"Ahhh... That sound, it's lovely." He smiled and pulled it out. He was breathing just as heavily as I was, even though he hadn't made as much noise.
"Sebastian." I said and pulled his face to mine, I kissed him softly, lips parted. He just kissed me back and then rolled me over on top of him again.
"Rest, my sweet Victoria. You deserve it."
Now that he mentioned it I was exhausted. Staying up this late was bad enough but our 'exercise' had really tired me out. And his chest was so warm laying on top of it. So I closed my eyes and asked Sebastian one last question.
"Would you sing me to sleep Sebastian?" I asked him and kissed his chest.
"Of course my love." He sung a beautiful little song in French, like a lullaby. I drifted off to sleep knowing that he was there with his low voice lingering in my ears.
"Mmhmm..." I yawned. My joints ached from being curled up in a ball all night so I stretched them and sighed when they popped. I was actually a little sore, my hips and neck had tender areas. As well as further down... Last night was amazingly unexpected. That reminds me, I'm in this bed alone. Where's Sebastian?
I opened my eyes to a beautifully lit room, the curtains were all drawn back from the windows. Beside me on the pillow was a small folded paper with my name on the front.
"What's this?" I muttered and opened the paper.
"Victoria, if you have awoken before I return to this room, then do not worry. I have only left to tend to my duties as a Phantomhive butler. Remain in this room and I will return with a fresh set of clothes and some tea. I have also replaced the paper on the easel with a blank sheet and have taken the one you drew before to my room for safe keeping. If you wish to get up then there is a casual dress in the closet for you to wear temporarily. I will return to you soon, my love. ~Sebastian" The note was written in an elegant script. I folded it back up and held it close to my chest.
"Alright Sebastian, I guess I'll do some drawing then." I smiled to myself and got up from the bed slowly and made my way to the closet.
"This- is a casual dress?" It was a long purple dress with swirling embroidery on the bottom. It was very pretty, not something I would consider temporary. Either way, it was easy to put on myself. With just a single button on the top of the back it fit me perfectly.
I waited on the balcony for half and hour, just mindlessly doodling on the paper. It mostly turned out to be little sketches of Sebastian's face and Ciel's face and also Lizzy's. But most of them were Sebastian.
"Beautiful." Sebastian's voice startled me and I jumped back. "Shh... Don't be afraid. It's only me." He smiled and lifted my hair away from my neck, kissing it softly.
"How did you get in here so quietly?" I asked while my heart slowed from the fright.
"You simply weren't paying attention, you were much to caught up in that sketch." He pointed to the last one I was doing. It was a portrait of him smiling, with the perspective coming from below. A scene I saw with my own eyes last night that I felt like drawing.
"Y-yeah... I was just practicing. It isn't my best, I'm sure." I stammered. I was embarrassed to have been caught sort of... obsessing over his looks.
"Really? Hmm, is this how you see me? As an angel?" He pointed to another sketch I had done of him, full body, with large soft wings extending from his back.
"That's, um." I didn't know how to explain that one.
"It's quite a stretch for someone like me to be thought of as an angel. Though I appreciate that you think of me so highly." He chuckled and pulled me inside to a small side table.
"What do you mean? Are you different than others?" I asked. What would make him so far from an angel, could he be a terrible person outside of what he showed me?
"Well, it's just that being a Phantomhive butler is not the most justifiable job. Many say that being a servant of the dog of the queen makes you just as wretched." He explained and poured me a cup of tea as he did.
"But you're not bad at all Sebastian. On the contrary, you are so polite and nice, I've never met anyone with better manners than you." I contradicted. How could anyone think badly of Sebastian?
"So naive and cute..." He whispered and kissed me on the forehead. Huh?
While I just sat there confused and sipping my tea, Sebastian brought forward a hanger with a fabric covering around it. I could defenitly tell there was a dress inside.
"Here is the dress Lady Elizabeth chose for you to wear today." He slipped off the fabric cover and revealed a white dress with lavender ruffles down the side. It was very pretty but still not as nice as the one I wore for the ball. Something caught my attention.
"Um Sebastian..." I got up and walked over to the nearest mirror, one look confirmed my problem.
"What's wrong?" He looked at me concerned.
"That dress is strapless and shows my neck and collarbone. Wouldn't they be able to notice these?" I pointed to the hickeys that were all over me.
"Oh my, they would indeed... I'll be right back. Wait here." He set the dress down on the bed and hurried out of the room. What did he think he was going to do to fix this! There wasn't any way that I could think of. And I most certainly wasn't leaving this room looking like this. What would Lizzy think? I couldn't let her know that I spent my birthday night losing my virginity to a butler! I was really starting to panic now, I paced the room up and down. I didn't feel like drawing, I was too panicked for that.
Sebastian returned to the room with nothing as far as I could see.
"What did you do?" I asked him.
"I went and got this." He held out a small clear bottle that had a liquid in it. It was the same tone as my skin and I realized it was the kind of makeup used to cover blemishes.
"Oh... I didn't think of that."
"I did." He smiled at me and opened the little bottle. Using a small sponge he dabbed it on to all the red areas and rubbed it in. "There," he said and put the lid back on the bottle. "Much better."
I took a look in the mirror again and to my surprise they were all gone. I could only see faint pink marks on the ones I knew were there, the rest had disappeared.
"Amazing. Where did you get that?"
"Madam Red used to visit a lot. She brought makeup of all kinds and when she passed there was nothing else to do with them. So we left them in her old guest room, a small reminder of who she used to be." He spoke slowly, and he bowed his head in respect to the dead.
"Then even in her death she has my gratitude... What would we have done without it?" I asked him jokingly.
"I would have found a way." He winked at me.
He got me changed into the new dress and then tidied up the room. He left the easel where it was, telling me that I would most likely return to this room.
"Now shall we go?" He asked me once he finished cleaning.
"Hold on, I have one more thing to do..." I stood on my tiptoes and put my arms around his neck. I kissed him and he seemed surprised at my sudden show of affection, but he didn't resist for long. We kissed softly at first and then the kiss deepened. I found myself twisting my tongue with his before backing away again.
"Now I'm ready." I grinned at him.
"You are a naughty little one aren't you? Seizing every opportunity you get to kiss me?" He teased.
"You're the one who is so irresistible. It's almost a sin with you flaunting your looks like that." I joked.
"If anyone is committing a sin then it's you. You should be more careful about who you hang around, they may just want to snatch you up for themselves." He lifted me up into his arms suddenly and licked my ear. I laughed and licked his cheek back, he laughed as well. "C'mon my little kitten, the young lord is waiting for us." And he set me down and we left the room. My arm wrapped around his waist as we walked.