"I can't believe the nerve of that butler. Leaving his master without permission. He noticed me, and then simply ignored me. What happened to the butler ascetic he likes to talk about so bloody much?" Ciel ranted as we walked through the forest. I could tell he was talking to himself.
"Turn right here," I told him. I hung on as he took a sharp turn. "If you don't mind me asking, why is it so surprising to you? Rabbit doesn't stay in one place very long. He's always busy. He was bound to leave you sooner or later, yeah?"
"That's not how it works for us. He isn't allowed to leave when he wants," he explained, but it was still vague.
"Why ever not? Everyone deserves a break every once in a while. Granted he's a butler, but even he can't work every day all day long," I pushed.
"It's difficult to explain, and you don't really need to know. Our relationship is just special," Ciel said.
My eyes widened and I looked away from him, "Oh."
He blushed, "Not anything like that! Get your head out of the gutter!"
I shrugged, "You said it, not me." I giggled at his reaction, which only made his blush darken.
He accused, "You're the one who knows everything about Wonderland! Why can't you just tell me where he is?"
"Doesn't work that way, mate. I know everything about the person, or from what you've told me about Rabbit, everything about them when they are in Wonderland, even where he lives, but not where he is at that exact moment in time. Trust me, if it was different, I would have brought you to him by now," I assured him. He nodded and grew quiet once more.
I wasn't done, though. "How did you know Cheshire?" I asked.
"I know him from my world. His name is Grell. He's a homosexual who often flirts with my butler," Ciel told me.
"Two people you know are here?" I asked.
"More than that. I know almost everyone here by a different name. And some a different species. Like my four other servants. They're animals here, but they are human in England," he revealed.
I coughed. "Rather curious.... The Duchess and her cook?"
"The Duchess is Prince Soma, and the cook is his butler, Agni." And a gender change? That really was strange.
"Viscount Druitt. I would rather not speak of him. He's a rather distasteful person."
"If you haven't noticed, he isn't any different here. What about the Lizzie person you spoke of earlier? Who is she?"
"I think her servant, Paula, called her Lady Mouse."
I frowned, "You know Lady Mouse?"
Ciel nodded, "Yes, she's my fiancée."
I pitied him, "Oh, was it an arranged marriage?"
He looked flustered, "Well, yes… but I don't see what that has to do with...