Tainted White Rose

Christmas Gift

~ Five years later ~

The warm winter sun brightened up the room; I took a deep breath and slowly opened my eyes to be welcomed by my husband gazing at me as he rested his head against his palm and gently smiled at me. Even in the early mornings, he always looked handsome and dashing as always.

“Good morning and Merry Christmas, beautiful” Sebastian smiled as he leaned in and kissed me, I kissed him back as he held me close to him.

“Merry Christmas, Sebastian” I smiled as I sat up, as well as Sebastian.

“I guess in about fifteen minutes, the kids will be running through that door” Sebastian said as he glanced at the door and back to me.

“Of course, they have been doing that every single year” I giggled as I was about to get out of bed until Sebastian grabbed my wrist, I looked back and cocked my head in confusion.

“Wait, stay here for a little while,” Sebastian begged as I sat back down on the bed, “I have something for you”

Sebastian reached back into the side table drawer and took out a small wrapped gift and placed it on my hands. I looked down at the small gift, it was neatly wrapped and I could tell Sebastian wrapped specially for me.

“I wanted you to open it before the kids would barge in” Sebastian noted as he smiled, he seemed pretty excited for me to open it. I slowly unwrapped the gift to reveal a black box, inside that box was a beautiful silver locket with a golden engraving of a rose.

“This is beautiful Sebastian!” I gasped.

“Wait... There’s more, look inside” Sebastian suggested, I nodded and opened the locket to reveal a face portrait of me on one side and his picture on the other, the pictures were from our wedding portraits.

“I....Don’t know what to say....” I stumbled, “I am just breathless”

“I am happy you like it,” Sebastian smiled as he took the locket and put it on around my neck, “I thought it was a good present”

“It’s not only a good present; it’s an amazing one that can never be replaced.” I smiled as I wrapped my arms around his neck and fiddled with his hair, “Thank you Sebastian”

Sebastian leaned in closer and kissed me passionately, I replied back each time he kissed me roughly.

“What’s my Christmas present?” Sebastian asked as he fiddled with the locket on my neck, I blushed.

“You will get it tonight” I replied while blushing madly red, Sebastian cocked an eyebrow and smirked.

“Well, I will surely be enjoying mine” Sebastian smirked as he pecked me on the lips, I was still blushing red. Suddenly the door crashed open and the kids jumped into our bed with sparkling eyes and bright smiles. Yuuki was now seven years old and her face was slowly looking a lot like Lila’s, but she had deeper blue eyes like mine. While our son, Vincent who was five years old, had dark maroon eyes like Sebastian and straight, jet black hair as mine. He had a combination of Sebastian’s and my face features but his personality was definitely like mine.

“Merry Christmas!” They both exclaimed as Yuuki jumped in Sebastian’s arms and Vincent jumped into mine.

“Merry Christmas, to you both” Sebastian and I said as we smiled at them.

“Mama, can we open our presents now?” Vincent asked as he looked up at me.

“I don’t see why not....”

“Yay!” They both cheered.

“Only on one condition,” Sebastian warned, “you have to get dressed quick and brush your teeth”

“Awwwww....” They whined in unison, I giggled.

“Well, we need to all look pretty when we have our pictures taken while we open our presents don’t we?” I asked.

“Yes” They pouted their faces.

“Oh, did I forget that Ciel is visiting?” I winked, and instantly Yuuki’s face brightened up.

“Come on, Vincent we got to change!” Yuuki exclaimed as she dragged her brother out the room.

“W-Wait!” Vincent pleaded but it was no use, he was eventually dragged away from us. Both Sebastian and I laughed; it was too cute how Yuuki already had feelings for Ciel.

“My, my, it seems that Young master has already won her heart” Sebastian laughed.

“She reminds too much of me” I giggled.

“Is it because you fell for me?” Sebastian asked as he kissed me.

“Well.... we fell for each other” I replied as I kissed him back.

“That is a fact” Sebastian said as he kissed me passionately.

. . .

Ciel’s P.O.V

I leaned against Ciela’s white grand piano, the sun brightened up the room while giving it life. I fiddled with the white rose in my hand as I gazed up onto the painting above the marble fireplace. The sunlight spotlighted the painting of Ciela, Sebastian and I. Ciela looked marvellous and innocent as she always had. Though she has gotten mature, her innocence and purity was never lost.....ever. My mind started to remember all the moments we three had with each other, The egg hunt, the cruise ship, my birthday, Houndsworth case and finally the vivid image of when I first met her, at the Queen’s ball years ago when I was human and she was sixteen. All these years..... Has it really gone past? Has she really married Sebastian and gave birth to two kids? Has she really become a mother? These answers were the truth and forever will be. This long awaited journey has now ended into.... I guess a happier ending.

“Ciel?” Ciela called as she smiled at the door, “how come you’re here alone?”

“I was just letting my mind wander” I replied as she walked towards me and ruffled my hair.

“Merry Christmas Ciel” She smiled as she kissed my forehead, as she always did when she saw me.

“Same to you too” I replied as I looked her in the eye, she really has matured into a fine woman.

“You’re just in time to open presents, come let’s join them shall we?” Ciela asked as she held out her hand.

“Of course, let’s go” I replied as she hooked her arm with mine. We were about to leave until I stopped in place and looked back at the painting, I quickly ran towards it and placed the white rose on top of the fireplace ledge, where the sunlight was.

“You’re a tainted rose Ciela, but to Sebastian and I, you never were” I whispered as I looked up at the painting

“Is everything okay?” Ciela asked with worry

“Yeah, I just had to do something” I replied as I quickly made my way back to her.

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