The Butler and the Maid

Vows of Eternity

"I can't believe it," Anna said happily as she folded the veil over her face. "I'm actually getting married!" And with a demon, no less, she added silently, nevertheless pleased.

"And we're so happy for you!" Sheryl cheered, hugging her friend. "And I'm so happy and honoured that you asked me to be your Matron of Honour!"

She smiled. "Well, you have been my longest friend," she said. "So of course."

Rachel Phantomhive hugged the beloved angel. "This is so exciting!" she exclaimed. "Are you ready?"

"Yes," Anna agreed, smiling happily. "Let's do this."

In the local London church, Sebastian stood at the altar, dressed in a suit as custom ordered by Vincent Phantomhive. Beside the butler stood his Best Man, the young Earl Ciel Phantomhive. Ciel was also dressed up in his best attire, looking slightly annoyed by what was happening.

Ahhhh… so much trouble for a little marriage, Sebastian thought in amusement.

As Lizzy began skipping down the aisle tossing flowers as the Flower Girl, everyone stood up as they anticipated the walking of the bride. Young Elizabeth Midford was garbed in a simple poufy yellow dress, sequins and flowers sewn into it.

After Lizzy came in, Morris came in carrying young baby Adrian who was holding onto a pillow with two gold rings on it. Following them were the bridesmaid Rachel Phantomhive and Matron of Honour angel Sheryl, dressed in yellow dresses somewhat similar design to what Lizzy had. Last but not least, the beautiful bride angel Annabelle Marie Phantomhive came down the aisle, escorted by Vincent Phantomhive.

Sebastian couldn't help but smile proudly at the breathtaking appearance of his bride-to-be. Annabelle was in an eloquent, sequined, white wedding dress, its end just hanging above the floor, allowing her white heeled shoes to be seen cradling her slim feet. The dress hugged her form perfectly, the milky smoothness of her arms exposed as she was holding the white bouquet in her hands. Her strides were no less elegant than her dress as she stepped to face Sebastian.

You look beautiful, Sebastian told her through the Blood Bond as he lifted the veil from her face, More beautiful than usual.

Her smile widened. You look more handsome than usual, she teased back with a quick wink.

Deformed Tanaka sat in front of the pair with a smile, dressed up like a priest. "Ho, ho, ho," he chuckled, turning to Sebastian as he continued with his odd laugh, "ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho, ho…"

"I do," Sebastian answered knowingly.

Tanaka turned to Anna and repeated, though to the crowd, they most of them were stricken by this rather odd priest. They were even more stricken that the Anna and Sebastian could even understand what he was saying.

"I do," Anna replied, tears gathering in her eyes.

They each got their respective rings from the pillow baby Adrian held, and Sebastian took Anna's slender hand in his.

"With this ring," he recited gently, "I, Sebastian Michaelis, give you the promise that from this day forward you shall never walk alone. My heart will be your shelter; my arms will be your home. We will walk through life together as partners and mutual companions. I promise I will do my best to love and accept you as you are. With this ring, I give you your freedom and my trust in you. I give you my heart. With this ring, I thee wed."

Sliding the gold band on her ring finger where it fit exactly, Anna inhaled deeply as she looked into his deep red eyes, holding his hand and his ring.

"With this ring," she repeated, her voice just as clear, "I, Annabelle Ashton give you the promise that from this day forward you shall never walk alone. My heart will be your shelter; my arms will be your home. We will walk through life together as partners and as best friends. I promise I will do my best to love and accept you as you are. With this ring, I give you your freedom and my trust in you. I give you my heart. With this ring, I thee wed."

After setting the ring on his own hand, there was a mild pop before Deformed Tanaka became Real Tanaka. He smiled widely at them. "Though you both may be servants of Phantomhive," he said softly, "never forget that though you have a duty to faithfully serve your master, you also have a duty to your own hearts."

"Thank you, Tanaka," the couple said in union.

"From this point on," Tanaka announced to everyone, his normally-quiet voice echoing in the church, "With the permission of Lord Phantomhive, I pronounce you husband and wife. Mr. Sebastian, you may kiss your bride."

As Sebastian gently pressed his mouth against Anna's, the crowd applauded happily for the newly-married couple.

"I love you, Sebastian," Anna sighed against his lips, tears of joy falling from her eyes.

He smiled against her mouth. "As I love you, Annabelle," he replied softly, "till now, from now, until eternity…"

One Month Later…

"Kylee!" Fangorn Angelista meowed as he padded through the Phantomhive Manor, searching for his mate. "Kylee, where did you go?"

Suddenly a plethora of meows answered him before he was tackled by half a dozen tiny black and white kittens, little white wings glowing on their backs. They nestled closely against their father right before the black cat approached, nosing her mate gently.

"Kids! You're suffocating me!" Fang purred teasingly as he got onto all four paws, two kittens lying across his back as one sat against his head playing with his ears.

"Fang," angel Annabelle Michaelis called in greeting as she approached, "have you seen Sebastian anywhere?"

The angelic feline nodded. "I saw him heading towards the study," he informed.

"Thanks," she said, excitement filling her voice as she ran off.

Upon seeing the butler, she threw herself at him in joy.

"~SE~BAS~TIAN!" she cheered, and he turned around right as she barreled against his chest, hugging him tight.

He sighed, "What is it that makes you so excited, Annabelle? I nearly dropped the Master's tea."

"Sebastian!" she said, looking up at him. "I've got some exciting news!"

"Oh?" he responded, raising an eyebrow. "Did Kieran finally decide to propose to Sheryl?"

The angel shook her head. "Nope, guess again," she teased with glee.

"The Young Master finally admitted to liking Lady Elizabeth?" he guessed again.

She shook her head once more. "Nope, not that either," she said. "We really should work on getting him to admit that…"

Sebastian looked suspiciously at her. "Is the Young Master getting a new younger brother?"

Anna laughed, "No! Sebastian, I'm pregnant."

His eyes widened in surprise, looking down at her stomach and back into her smiling face. He found a smile creeping up onto his own face as he embraced her with an arm. "Congratulations, my love," he whispered gently. "I wonder what our son or daughter will be like, especially being half-angel, half-demon. But, more importantly, you should inform the Young Master about this."

Anna took the tea from him and nodded, still grinning. "I love you, Sebastian," she sighed.

As I love you, he replied through the Blood Contract. "Now off you go."

After Anna disappeared through the door of the study, minutes later rejoice could be heard through the door and Sebastian couldn't help but chuckle at the reaction.

Humans sure are strange creatures, he thought. How utterly amusing.

At that moment Bard, Finny, and Meylene popped up from the hallway after hearing the sounds coming from the study, approaching Sebastian and looking curious.

"What has happened, Mr. Sebastian?" Finny asked, tilting his head to the side.

Sebastian Michaelis smiled at them. "Oh, nothing too special," he brushed off easily. "It is just another day of life in the Phantomhive Manor."


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