The demon tapped
his fingers on the wooden table, waiting for a reply... Was this
worth it? "She will get the full protection?" The man in the dark
coat had glossy and worried eyes.
"Yes, I will not
lay a finger on her….until the deal is, well, fulfilled." The
butler's pink demon eyes were the only thing seen in the pitch
black room. The demon slid the glowing contract across the table.
The man looked at it for a while. He sighed, he knew it
would take her daughter's soul, but only when she was very, very
old, and she would get the protection she needed. He turned his
head the other way and signed the contract. The demon grinned,
satisfaction written all over his face. "Very well, my dear man,
take me to the girl, and our contract……will be in
man rushed through the snow and into the house. The demon butler
looked around, a big, nice home for royalty…..why was it given to
this second class man? "Daddy! Daddy!" A little girl rushed into
the man's arms. She had ponytails with giant pink bows. Her big,
round eyes full of glee, all because her father was home. The man
hugged her back and quickly let go. The little girl stood staring
at the butler, "Who is this, daddy?" The butler stared back down
at the little girl with curiosity filling in her eyes.
"He….He's……He's your butler Sweetie, he is going to...protect you
while … I'm gone…" The father hugged his daughter tightly and
gave her (a) teddy. "W-why are you leaving, daddy?" The girl's
eyes started filling with tears, "Did I do something wrong? I
promise, I'll clean my room, and, and, take care of…" The man
quickly cut her off and held her in his arms "No, dear, you
didn't do anything wrong…I just," He looked at the demon, "I have
to do some work, take care of Teddy, okay?" He gave her a kiss on
the head and walked out of the doors. The girl cradled her teddy
in her arms and stared at the door. She walked up to the demon,
staring closely and observing his every move. "What's your name?"
She held on to a baggy part of his dark black pants. The butler
looked down at her and took a knee. "My name is Sebastian, my
dear girl." He stared at the girl, there was something strange
about her, she was full of curiosity, and he had noticed that.
She nodded, considering his name. "Okay, Sebastian, I'm
Isabel, and I'm……uhh….four!" She tapped her chin, "I'll just call
you Sebby, Okay?" Sebastian frowned, "I do not think that,"
Isabel quickly put a finger to his mouth, signaling him to hush.
She ran upstairs and signaled him, again, to follow. Sebastian
raised his eye brows and obeyed. He walked upstairs and followed
her into a medium sized room. "This is your room," she spread her
arms out wide and twirled around, "you get to sleep on the
comfiest bed in the house." She smiled, exposing her missing
teeth and baby teeth. Sebastian sat on the bed. "Miss Isabel, I
do not sleep." She stared at him raising her mini eyebrows. She
nodded. "Oh, so you, like party all day?" She giggled, "Sebby,
you party ani," Sebastian chuckled. What an odd child, He
thought. "No, I do not (Finger quote) Party (Finger quote)," She
stared at him, confused written all over her face like a Sharpie
marker. He sighed, "Listen, dear, I'm not just a butler I'm," he
looked at her, her eyes filled with excitement, and worry, he
started up again, "I am a demon dearest," he waited for her
reaction. She stared for a moment and gawked, then shrugged.
"Cool, but that doesn't mean you can't sleep," she pointed her
finger in his face. He chuckled. He was a bit surprised she
hadn't freaked out. He looked at the time, nine o'clock.
He picked her up. "It's your bed time, my dear." She crossed her
arms. "But, I don't have a bed time..." Sebastian slightly
smiled. "Well, now you do." He laid her on her blue silk sheets,
bowed, and began to walk away. "Wait," Sebastian stopped before
shutting the door. She quickly got up and walked to him. She then
hugged his leg, "thank you for being here…….."Sebastian stared
down at the little creature, smiled and patted her head. "You're