A Normal Morning (Or Is It?)(The girl in the picture is Talia, and the girl on the cover is Summer.)
Sebastian walked closer. His rust-colored eyes flashed demonic pink. Those beautiful orbs narrowed as his gaze fell on Alois, who was hanging on my arm. Alois stuck out his tongue at Sebastian and called Claude over.
“Kill Sebastian!” He pointed to the said butler. Claude smirked.
“Yes, your highness.” He ran forward to kill him once and for all and –
You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You’d think me rude
But I would just stand and st-
--End of Dream--
Damn. I sat up in my heavily blanketed bed and sighed, glancing at the accursed phone. “Fireflies” was my ring tone for Talia, my best friend.
And I was enjoying that dream! I weighed the pros and cons of not picking up, but eventually decided that I didn’t want to die by my best friend’s hands. I sighed again and grabbed the phone.
I unlocked my screen and swiped the green call button.
“Why didn’t you pick up sooner?” My friend’s angry voice ranted at me. She thinks that I have an inability to even answer a simple phone call on time. I just don’t want to spend all of my time answering her calls.
“Because I was having a nice dream about Sebastian. That you ruined. By calling me at 6:00 in the morning.” My toneless voice was handy when Talia got on my nerves. She was either one way or the other. Her current mood was what I called the three ‘y’ words. Perky, quirky, and smirky. Her second main mood was serious, cold, and clever.
“Ooooh! What was it about? Was it just your sexy butler or was Ciel there too? You have to tell me!” Her voice screamed at me, almost blasting my eardrums to oblivion. “Was Ciel there? Huh? Was he?”
I groaned, glancing at the clock. It was way too early in the morning for this. “I’ll tell you later. Bye!” Before she could protest, I ended the call.
I dragged myself out of bed and stumbled towards my dresser. I rummaged through the drawers and found the perfect outfit for this Saturday. It was a pair of skinny jeans that complemented my long legs, and a t-shirt that said “Keep Calm And Love Black Butler.” It was my favorite shirt since it mentioned Black Butler, my favorite anime of all time.
I kept my face makeup-free, since I was just meeting Talia at a nearby Starbucks.
I grabbed my phone, IPad, portable charger, car keys, fan fiction notebook, and a couple pens and pencils. I stuffed them all in my purse, along with a hairbrush and a pair of headphones. I checked everything and then stopped as I realized I forgot my mini-laptop that had it’s own internet signal. Very fancy. I mentally face palmed and grabbed it and a hair tie, pulling my knee-length white hair into a ponytail. Done! I took a hoodie with me as I walked out the door.
As I strolled into Starbucks, I glanced around for my strange but fun best friend. I spotted her sitting at a table, doing something on her phone with her headphones in. When I walked closer, I saw that she was watching an episode of Black Butler. We both loved that anime, but we fangirled for different characters.
Since I was only in season one, I hadn’t seen Alois on screen. I had only heard about him from Talia. She had a major crush on Grell, Alois, and Undertaker. I loved the sexy demon butler, Sebastian. We just had different tastes.
I tapped on her shoulder but she ignored me. I looked closer at the episode, to see what she was so transfixed by. I almost fell over in shock. She was watching the very first episode. She knew that I couldn’t abide it.
I groaned. I wasn’t in the mood for this, so I yanked her ear buds out carefully without looking at the screen.
“NO! Why! WHY SUMMER, WHY!” She yelled. Some people nearby gave her odd looks, and I nervously chuckled. Trust her to make a scene. Always trust her to make scenes.
She turned to me with a furious face. She shot her small fist towards my face like a rocket. Years of martial arts practice trained me for things like this. I caught her fist with one hand, not even flinching. Her hits were pretty good, but my blocks were better.
She sighed, having relieved her stress from me stopping her episode of Black Butler. She looked back at her phone, presumably to pause the episode, when she let out a large squeal.
“OMIGOD, TALIA! LOOK!”
I quickly turned my head to see what the problem was.
Her phone had turned black with white words and two circles below them. It said, “If you and one other person could go to the Black Butler Universe, would you put yours and their thumbs on these two circles?” I gasped loudly, in shock and happiness. I glanced at Talia to see her reaction.
She was grinning as she finally said, “It could be a scam, but it could be real, too. It sounds like one of those fan fictions you used to read.”
I nodded, fully agreeing with her craziness for once. We looked each other in the eyes and giggled.
“Well, here goes nothing!” We both put our thumbs on the two circles. The screen flashed bright white, and we felt ourselves falling into the sudden light emanating from her phone screen.