Sebby is really pissed at this moment in time, so let's not bother him and allow him to cool himself down, so I shall be focusing on Claude for now.
But I wanna say for the record, that I love Claude as a rival character but I personally HATE HIM at this point in the story. When I first read the summary, I am really bothered THE WHOLE DAY and I really opted to post this at this late time in the week because I am really shocked about what Claude did.
Claude, you sly demon. :|
First, I got to say that it's official. Alois Trancy is dead. And now, Claude is technically masterless and so he is trying out different career paths.
Question: Dearest esoteric comrades of darkness, here is the soul of Alois Trancy. Now then, what shall I do with this soul?
Anyway, Claude's true intention is revealed in this episode. His real catchphrase as a butler:
To turn deep gold into deep blue, deep blue into midnight blue, and...Alois Trancy to Ciel Phantomhive - that is to be one hell of a butler.
Ciel: I am Ciel Phantomhive...the Queen's Watchdog. I have lost my father and mother.
Claude: Why have you lost them?
Ciel: Because the mansion was burned...
Claude: Yes. It was burned. The town that you were raised, that is.
Ciel: I ran through the corridor...
Claude: Yes, you ran. On the road by the outskirts, that is.
Claude: inserts Alois' ring to Ciel's finger.
Claude: *while playing with his glasses* You have run and found something.
Ciel: I found my dead father and mother.
Claude: Yes, you have found him. Your dead little brother, that is.
Ciel: My little brother?
Claude: What happened after you found him?
Ciel: What...Old men...
Claude: Yes, an old man. *Ciel taking the place of Alois as being harassed by Earl Trancy* humiliated me.
Claude: Earl Trancy, that is.
Ciel: I have formed a contract with Sebastian.
Claude: Someone formed a contract with Sebastian, and he brought about a fire.
Ciel: A fire?
Claude: Yes. Sebastian contracted with your little brother Luca and burned the town.
Ciel: Luca...burned the town?
Claude: Yes. Sebastian Michaelis contracted with Luca and took your only blood relative.
Ciel: Blood relative...
While his bocchan is in trouble, Sebby is busy facing three different opponents:
It seems that I had taken too much time to prepare dinner. And this has been the consequence.
*Sebby transforms to his real demon look*
Dinner may not be late.
But prior to that, as a Phantomhive butler, I must rid the place of spider webs...death.