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Demon Father’s Love

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Snow softly fell from the dark, night sky and collected on the ground. A breeze flew all around, rustling the leaves on the ground. Light poles hummed brightly, creating shadows in the darkness. There was a long, slender road full with small businesses and family homes. All the homes had smoke rising from their chimneys, disappearing in the sky. While the businesses had all their lights on and their neon lights flashing. On the edge of the road sat a run down mansion. Parts of the wall were starting to chip off and vines crawled up on the wall.

Two men got out of a car and started walking down the road, laughing and enjoying themselves. Their breaths were white fogs as they talked about various topics. The two both wore long, black winter coats and had jet black hair. The man to the right had soft, red eyes and had a warm expression on his face. The man to the left had honey coloured eyes and had on a sharp expression.

"You need to lighten up, ," The man to the right said with a chuckle. Claude halfway rolled his eyes and turned his head away from his friend. He rose his index finger and pushed up the bridge of his glasses further up his face.

"And you need to learn to be more serious, Sebastian," Claude replied, his eyes glued to the sidewalk in front of him. The two passed the run down mansion and Sebastian stopped in his tracks. He noticed a small basket on the steps that had a blue sticky-note attached to the top. He casted a glance over to Claude who was still walking and then walked over to the basket.

Sebastian plucked the note from the top of the basket and read it. "Ciel…" he read as he turned his head back to the basket. Inside was a dull and torn sky, blue blanket bundled up into a small ball. Sebastian squatted down and tugged the blanket down.

Inside the blanket was an infant no more than a week old. He had dark blue hair that covered the top of his head and his fringe partly covered his eyes. Sebastian placed his hand on the child's bare chest to find it felt like ice. He felt a small pulse and a smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. He could see the child's small breaths as he tried to breathe the cold air.

Claude looked to his side and realized that his friend wasn't there. He spun around on his heels and saw Sebastian crouched down beside a basket. He sighed and straightened his back. He began to walk over when he saw Sebastian pick up a ball from the basket. Sebastian held the bunch of sheets close to his chest, looking dreamily down at it.

"Sebastian; what the hell are you doing?" Claude asked, his voice layered with ice. He got closer to him and saw that the bundle was in fact a small baby. He looked down at the child and grimaced. It had round features and deep blue hair. He returned his glare back to Sebastian, his eyebrows slanted. "Have you lost your senses completely? It’s a human and you’re a demon!” Claude's voice was icier than before.

Sebastian pulled the child closer to his chest and looked up at his friend. "For one, it is not an it. And two, you can't expect me to leave him here." Sebastian said as he stared at Claude. Claude rolled his eyes and folded his arms across his chest. "And what? You will mother it? Psh," Claude teased. Claude rotated his head to look at the house across the street. The blinds were open and revealed a family eating dinner. The family was all laughing and enjoying themselves as they ate their dinner. Young children raced around the house, laughing as well, as they chased their siblings.

Sebastian followed Claude's eyes and saw the happy family. His warm expression quickly turned sad as he placed his eyes back to the child he he held. The child’s cheeks were starting to have colour in them as the rest of his body. He smiled as he nuzzled his small head into Sebastian's chest, absorbing his warmth. He cracked his eyes open and raised his head and looked into Sebastian's. He had bright, blue eyes, full of innocence. "Yes, I guess I will," Sebastian said softly. He raised his head and faced Claude's.

Claude's shocked expression quickly turned to a humorous one as he let out a small laugh. "This shall be interesting," he said with a wide smirk as he turned on his heels. He began to walk down the street towards his car, leaving Sebastian with the child.

Sebastian stared after Claude in confusion. He heard a small gurgle and turned his attention back to the child. The child looked up at Sebastian, soft noises omitting from his throat. Sebastian tightened his grip on him and tried to catch up with Claude without spooking him.

"I would never expect you to do this, Claude," Sebastian said as he sat down in the passenger's seat. Claude sat down in the driver's side and slipped the key into the ignition. "I am only a spectator," he said with a soft smile. Claude placed the car into reverse. He backed out of the parking lot and then placed the car into drive.