Chess The bedroom is still as Ciel wakes in the the night. A midwinter fire burns low in the fireplace, the wood crackling, the sounds of the staff already busy at their earliest morning work elsewhere in the house drifting through the walls, but everything is dark. That makes little difference; he knows he isn't alone.
Seated at the chess table ten feet from the bed, Sebastian is playing a game with himself. Black pieces and white, none of them moved quite in accordance with the rules of the game as Ciel knows them. More than once, he's woken to find his demon at this, but he never asks why and Sebastian never acknowledges his audience.
Tonight, as with so many nights before, Ciel scoots to the end of his bed and lets his feet hang over the edge, watching. The black king sits in unabashed danger, resting with confidence near the middle of the board on E-4. Factions of the white army have
Welcome to TheButlers! we are a fangroup for the anime/manga series Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler).
As servants of the Phantomhive and Trancy households we like to keep things as neat as possible, so we have a few rules we'd like our guests to follow. If you would, please:
The Rules of the House
Membership is automatically approved and open to everyone, but all submissions must be approved before they appear in the gallery.
No wank or otherwise disrespecting other members.
Please submit to the proper gallery. What should go in which gallery will be listed below.
Crossover fic/art is welcome.
If you want to affiliate, just send a request. I'll affiliate with an any Kuroshitsuji group, as well as any general manga/anime fanclub.
We're looking for ART here. This includes fanfic, fanart, cosplay, crafts, etc. Customization content like wallpapers, vectors and stamps are fine too. Unaltered scans of the manga and anime screenshots are not what we're looking for. I will decline them. Okay?
Please note MacabreVampire if you have any concerns. Don't worry, she's a competent maid. Sort of
The Featured gallery is closed to submissions. This folder is reserved to display exceptional artwork, as well as display winners from any contests we might have.
The Groups folder is for artwork featuring an entire group (three or more) of characters.
The Couples folder is for artwork featuring a couple (two) characters, either romantically or platonic. However, there are some other folders that are reserved for specific pairs. Please take note of this.
The Comics and Doujinshi folder is for single-page paneled comics as well as multiple-page ongoing doujinshi. Memes can also be submitted to this folder.
Fanfiction has it's own separate gallery.
There are folders for specific characters and pairings. Ciel and Sebastian each have their own folder, but Ciel and Sebastian pairing artwork should go in the Couples folder. Please use your best judgment when submitting to the gallery, or you can ask the Mod where things should go.
OC's go to "Other Characters" Folder
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