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His eyes are the first thing she sees.

They are red. A bloody crimson, glowing like hellfire in the middle of the dark mass that is he has materialized in, beckoning her closer.

She steps forward, uncertainty trembling on her lips as she reaches out a hand, fingers curling in on each other. The question tumbles forth easily: "Who are you?"

He smiles, his mouth the only other thing visible in an otherwise utterly black figure. "Anyone who you wish me to be. You merely need to give me the orders, and I shall obey."

His voice is otherworldly. It is as if a shadow had learned to speak - silky, smooth, dark and dangerous. She shivers at the sound of it, resisting the urge to hold herself as a chill settles into her very bones. His smile is that of a crescent moon, an upwards curve of a smirk as he watches her like a wolf observing a lamb. "Well, girl? What say you? You did summon me, did you not?"

The girl looks down at her hands. They are forever soiled, though it is invisible, and she has come this far already. She is eternally damned as it is. Why stop now?

"Yes," she answers in a feeble attempt to keep her voice from shaking. "Yes, I did. I need you - your power. Will you help me?"

"You know the price," he chuckles, though it is not in a mocking manner. He is simply amused. "If you pay it, I shall gladly be of service."

"My soul."

She stares him down defiantly, posture straightening and her eyes steely with resolve. "In exchange for my soul, you will be my right hand. My weapon. You will do as I say, no matter what the order is. Do you find this to your agreement, demon?"

His smile widens even more, which should be impossible. "...yes. I do."

The next few moments happen fast. Too fast. The girl's next words are cut short by a scream as every bit of her body pulsates with excruciating pain, as if her skin was doused in fire. She falls to the ground, gasping for breath and clutching at her neck, convulsing violently. The demon stands above her, one hand stretching outwards and landing on her shoulder.

She stops immediately, frozen by his touch, and she stares up at him with eyes so tenacious that they're helpless.

Despite herself, the girl whimpers as the last of the torment subsides.

"Hush now, my lady," the demon coos as his shadow begins to morph into something else - something more human. He places a finger against her lips, his skin colder than ice. Her eyesight begins to dim as darkness washes over her, obstructing her view of him. "Hush. You need not worry. I shall take care of it all. Now...what are you first orders?"

"...kill them."

The last thing she hears before she gladly gives herself to oblivion is his laughter; frigid, impish and wickedly grim.

"Yes, my lady."
Just looking at prompts to get rid of writer's block. One of them was "hush."

And of course I make it into a demon contract. Well, if you know me, then you know I've a soft spot for all things infernal.

So, what are your thoughts? Why did she summon him? What would possess her to give her soul for an all-obeying servant? Who does she want him to kill? It's open to interpretation.

in case you can't tell I'm listening to Black Butler music right now that's kinda why this turned out the way it did orz
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Cypher-Boss Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... lol
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Writer
I knew there was something Black Butler related in this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, BB, you're integrating yourself into even finer literature now... I love it. You go Persephone!
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Espada-Kitsuki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaah, I can just see Sebastian's eyes staring at me from the distaaaaaaance
they are bright and red and beautiful

THEYRE BURNING MY SOUL OW OW OW OW
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my SebSeb
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breezeblocks Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
This is so awesome, but then again all your writing is <3
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I love this! And especially the phrase "with eyes so tenacious that they're helpless." Such a great, great line.

I imagine that there are people who have done something to wrong her...I'm thinking abuse? Maybe bullying? I'm not sure, but something that has deeply damaged her enough that she has sworn revenge no matter what the price.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ack, thank you so much! I quite like that line as well.

Hm...bullying could definitely be one.
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I-nstrument Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my God

Sebastian~ ;7;

Ahem.

But this was amazing! o7o Makes me wonder who she wants to kill... Must've done something pretty bad to want that. ono
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yis Sebby

Or maybe she's just really screwed up? Heh, I dunno!~
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AJ-Dion Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a very interesting subject and well written.  Kinda wish it was real.  That "kill them" line is perfect, it's brief, concise, and there is no second thought.  Nice. 
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! <3
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Ath303 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
creepy but amazing
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks :)
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   General Artist
Aah, I got chills, it was awesome.    Surely you would only surrender your soul when you had nothing else to lose?
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)

And yeah...I do believe you would.
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LayaAmaranthi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sebastiaaaaaan. /sigh

I think it's lovely. :) And amazing. And I'll say more when I'm not at work. I can't properly formulate a more than adequate response when I'm at work.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sebastiaaaaaaan :heart:
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LayaAmaranthi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well ... I'd say perhaps what she summoned him for is of course something truly awful, that much is obvious. As to exactly what, I really can't speculate ... there are many, many very awful things.

Also, I really like this. So much. I've read a lot of Black Butler fanfiction, and many start out sort of like this, with it being a girl making the contract, etc. But always there is something just sort of ... childish? About it, or not ... I'm not sure how to explain it, but it just doesn't ... satisfy the 'THIS is how he really acts/talks/whatever, regardless of who is contracted to him' feeling. It's just a little strange, a little not canon, something is just wrong and I'm always a little sad because they all have the potential to be awesome but just don't get there.

But this does. :D :D
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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very very interesting indeed. As I started reading it the image a wicked Cheshire cat appeared in my head first and then the demonic butler vibe settled in at the end. You could do so many things with this. I love it! :love: 

On a side note Demons by Imagine Dragons started playing on my iPod as I started reading this. xD
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's actually what I was going for =7=


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crystallized-skies Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:w00t:
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HazyDreamerNeko Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Ohhh i thought why does this have such a Kuroshitsuji vibe xD nice I love it~!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Because we all love that vibe. :meow:
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CrenatedPineapple Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
the kuroshitsuji music explains everything haha. well, i liked it~
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Really intriguing. :)
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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