"I want you to hire me a tutor."
"Master," the demon's voice was riddled with confusion, "Have my services not been to your satisfaction?"
"Of course they have," Ciel sighed heavily, "but you're my butler. If we're going to keep the appearance that you are only just my butler, you cannot continue taking on other posts."
"I see," confusion still held its place deeply in the butler's posh accent, but he was now distracted.
"What is it?"
"It would seem we have a visitor," Sebastian bowed to the boy sitting behind the large mahogany desk, "please, do excuse me, my young lord."
With that, Sebastian exited the room and wound his way through the vast array of hallways in the manor.
Who could that possibly be? The butler thought to himself. The Master isn't expecting guests today that he's informed me…and the energy is different from that of Lady Elizabeth or one of the other frequent annoyances…and why isn't Pluto throwing a fit right about now…? He doesn't react at all well to unexpected guests…
The closer Sebastian got to the door, the more on edge he became until he was almost slithering up to the massive, wooden portal. Crimson eyes swimming with opalescence, he mentally prepared himself for every possible enemy to be on the other side of that door, but nothing could have prepared the demon for what actually awaited him.
"Greetings, my good sir!"
"Uh…good afternoon," Sebastian stammered.
The being facing him was not the great and terrible evil he imagined to be coming after his master. Instead, the butler looked upon a timid voiced, golden haired, green eyed, smiling young woman. Out of instinct and caution, Sebastian looked over her shoulder to see what chaos must be hiding behind this pixie-like lady, but all he found instead was Pluto, in full dog form, panting and wagging his oversized tail at the edge of the tree line. The demon's confusion reached an all-time high.
"Your manor wouldn't happen to be in need of a good tutor, would it?"