Violet had been on a task for the queen. Normally she would assassinate the target but this time she wanted her to team up with the gurad dog. Being locked away and distant for years, she had no idea who that was.
As she walked into the room where the queen sat and then saw a…
Her Magesty stood up and handed them each a piece of paper. “I need you two to investigate a muder. The paper explains your tasks. I infer that you don’t know eachother so ill leave you be.” She looked at them and then walked out.
Violet looked at the paper and then at Ciel. “I’m Violet, its nice to meet you, I look forward to working with you.” She gave a faint smile. She seemed calm and gentle, he would never guess she killed people.
Ciel nearly groaned in disgust; he didn’t exactly want to work with another person for a simple murder investigation that he knew very well he could solve himself. He managed to keep quiet, though, trying to make things better for himself by assuming that “Violet” was at least better than those from The Yard.
She was indeed about his age, he could clearly tell by her appearance. She was taller than him by about two feet or so, making her at least 158 centimeters tall. With this he could infer that she was older, too. Her strawberry blonde hair and purple eyes gave her a unique appearance, but Ciel didn’t care much for it. To him she was just average, and already had a dis-likable personality.
"Hello, Violet, I am the Earl of Phantomhive. Now, I presume you know what to do during an investigation?" He inquired.
She kept reading the paper, she was hoping to find more out about him but it didn’t say anything. It was annoying to have to work with a stranger. Her paper had said something different than Ciels..apparently they have tried to enter the home where the murder is suppose to live but everyone who enters never comes out alive. But it only told Ciel it was a murder scene. She saw him and sighed, “pleasure..” she didn’t really seem interested. “Well we’ll go to a town house and stay there while we investigate.” She wasn’t thrilled about working with him, he already seemed like a pain to deal with but she was humble so maybe that’s why they were pared together.
Before they began speaking of the investigation, which seemed simple enough, he asked again, “Who sent you here? Are you experienced well enough to handle this?”
Ciel could see the disinterested look on Violet’s face and concluded that they were on the same page and neither of them wanted to be here. She was obviously curious and excited at first but now her bright eyes had faded to unhappiness The boy guessed that his first impression had already changed affected her mood. Of course, though, the less Violet grew to like him the better.
She didn’t look at him but listened at his questions she looked at him with empty eyes and what almost would have been a glare. “The queen sent me here.” She then loosened up and looked at him with a ‘are you kidding me?’ Look. “If course I am..why else would I be here with you?” She asked rhetorically. Even though she wasn’t happened about working with him shed still try to please him since he was a Earl and she was just a run away. Plus if he complained to the queen about her behavior then her life would be ruined.
Ciel glared back at her and was frustrated by her bland and somewhat angry attitude. What was so special about her that the Queen had to partner her with him? She wasn’t even dressed well and held a messy dialect, so obviously she was of no importance in general society. He didn’t understand why she had anything to do with the situation.
"Calm down," He urged, "I was just making sure that you weren’t lacking in skill, as Her Majesty has never asked me to work with another. I wouldn’t want to have to babysit or mentor you during the investigation. Now, if you don’t mind, my butler shall be accompanying us."
Ciel began to leave, seeing that said butler had already arrived and was waiting at the door, and gestured for Violet to follow. He guessed that she would be able to follow simple orders, and thought that maybe the investigation wouldn’t be such a bad experience as long as she did as she was told. If she didn’t, he would have ways of making her listen.
"You’re Butler? Oh there’s no need for that..I guarantee that we wont need him." She followed out. "Would you want to go straight to the hotel or no?" She asked, calming down as asked. "Also..if you want you’re Butler to come I dont mind. If it makes you feel less lonely then that’s fine." She was a brat just like Ciel. He had no idea what she was or what she use to be. A princess, she was but that ended long ago. "Ciel, we both know that we arnt fond of eachother..but considering you’re at a higher standing than I am then I shall make sure not to upset you." She smirked and looked at him, walking in front of him.
He quirked his eyebrow at Violet, but tried not to let her bother him even more, “Of course I’m bringing my butler along with me, it would be absurd not to. He has absolutely nothing else to do, anyway, so it makes sense.”
Ciel watched as she stepped ahead of him in confidence, obviously showing that even if he was of higher stance she would still try to be superior. Just as he was next to his butler, he ushered him down and whispered into his ear.
"Keep an eye on this girl, Sebastian, this is an order. If she tries anything you must protect me."
Ciel’s butler nodded and whispered back in agreement, holding a mischievous grin as he tried to be unheard by the girl in front of them. He agreed to go straight to the hotel after checking that his schedule was open, and, dare he say, actually followed Violet as she took the lead.
Being a assassin of course she heard them. “Im not going to kill him. I must follow Her Magestys orders.” She then stopped and BOWED to Ciel. “Im sorry Lord Phantomhive, I have been rude. Please forgive me.” She gave him a small smile that said she was humiliating herself but it didn’t bother her. “You are a Earl so I should treat you like one. But your Butler better stay out of my buisness. If he wants to know something he can ask me, don’t go digging for it.” She then stopped so he could go in front of her. The reason she had done that was because she didn’t care. She disliked Ciel but didn’t care to make the job harder.
Ciel only nodded in acknowledgment to her payment of respect, a bit bothered by her unintelligible whisper before bowing. He, of course, was quite skeptical and wary, but knew that Sebastian would take care of anything that would happen. He continued to follow Violet on their way to the hotel, both he and his butler watching carefully.
The boy noticed how she seemed very alert of her surroundings, stopping only for a second to listen to every sudden sound and movement. He noticed how she never made one wrong step, and even that was completely silent. He found that there was more to this girl than a simple, poor, child, and it made him wonder. Why had he not met her before?
If Her Majesty sent her then there must have been a sort of bond between them or she was of personal importance. He knew very well that she could have been in disguise, feigning a low status, as he had done it several times during investigations. That was not always the reason, though, as sometimes he had to escape from those of the Underworld society that wanted to rid England of the Earl.
Despite Violet’s claim of the lack of need for investigation of herself, Ciel still ordered his butler to deduce everything he could about her. He wasn’t going to give up on invading her “business” quite so easily.
She never slipped up once and even if she did she would catch herself. She listened and looked around but never said anything. She also walked propper. When they made it to the hotel she let Ciel and his butler go in first. The room was huge with two big bed and a bathroom. She sat on the one closest to the window. There was also a kitchen for cooking. “What would you like to do now lord Ciel?” She asked. She found him and his butler rather strange. It turned out Ciel probably didn’t do anything and gave all the hard work to his butler. ‘How boring..’ she thought. She then pulled her hair down that had been upp before. It was pretty and so was she despite her clothing. “Would you like me to make some tea?” She asked.
Sebastian answered for Ciel, not giving him a chance to say anything horrifying or absurd to the girl, “I can assure you that your service will not be needed, my lady. I will prepare the tea; Earl Grey if you do not mind. I apologize if you are not likened to the flavor, but it is my master’s favorite.”
Ciel nodded, guaranteeing that Earl Grey would do, not even considering how Violet felt about the choice. He sat upon the edge of the bed, sighing at the sight of such a horrid room. The hotel was obviously not kept up to the same quality standards as his manor, but it would do anyways.
"Well, after my noon tea I usually have lessons or take part in corporate meetings. Dealing with my company, foolish factory owners, all of that nonsense as you know. Seeing as we are here instead of my home, I suppose there is nothing more for me to do. Our next activity is completely up to you, unless you wish to start the investigation already," Ciel explained as Violet was shooed away from the kitchen by his butler.
He leaned forward, putting his head in his hands, or well, covering only his eyepatch with a hand. He thought, starting to consider the idea that Violet may not be as bad as she seemed, far more curious and a possible danger than anything boring. Ciel always wanted his investigations to be interesting, and this was a far more different type of interesting than usual.
She smirked as the butler silenced Ciel and then looked at him again. Ciel could see that she wanted to speak up but wouldn’t dare. Her expression went from annoyed to a pittied look for Sebastian. “Earl Grey would be fine.” She replied and sighed. She looked at Ciel, “go ahead and ask. I know your butler is still going to try and find things out about me. Which will be rather hard considering I’m all alone so no one knows me.” She waited for them to ask a question of somesort and she would answer honestly. She was almost too smart for her own good. “I say we stay here for now..although I need to go shopping. You can come or stay, it doesn’t matter to me.” She looked Ciel in the eye and started to star without thinking. She had a sad look on her face as she did.