Raven raced back to his room. Grell lay motionless as he had before, but as Raven drew closer, he could see that his eyes were open. Raven’s smile grew as Grell’s gaze moved to him.
Grell remained motionless. Raven held his hand, willing him to wake. Strange emotions surged through him as he watched the pale reaper. Raven's father had told him of the reaper's infatuation with him, of the time he had been forced to spend with the reaper, and the amusement it had given Ciel. Raven and Lilith has been raised to be wary of all reapers, but especially the red reaper. And, yet, in the library, at the moment that Grell had looked at him as they fought side by side, he had felt something new. Raven would have dismissed it as pure curiosity on his part had the draw to the reaper not been so strong. Then Grell had taken the blow from the scythe that had been meant for him. Had Grell not been so quick to move as the blade came forward it would have sunk deep in his chest, proving fatal immediately.
Lilith had felt Raven's pain; she desperately wanted to comfort her brother but was frightened to leave William's side. She needed to be there when he woke. Her mother's word circled around her head; what if he couldn’t accept her after what the demons had done to him? What if everything they had barely started came crashing down, how could she go on knowing that he despised half of her being?
Sebastian left to rouse Margaret, and they both made their way back to Raven's room where they worked to remove the bandaging. Margaret frowned at the bloody mess they encountered.
The reaper library has fallen. Grell has been severely injured saving Raven's life, and William has been saved from the demon realm where he was banished by Peter. After a long night struggling to save Grell, Sebastian and Louisa finally spend some much needed time alone. Catch up with the main story here.