» "Forevermore" (University AU)
The boy took the hand of the Professor and their eyes met once again. His touch gave Ciel a familiar feeling as well as everything else about him so far. Even though Ciel felt some dizziness coming up, he tried to ignore it and behave normally.
The whole day had been rather unusual so far and he felt as if the meeting with the psychology professor was a dream, the melancholy and nostalgia the man caused in him were too absurd to be real. But even though they had never met before (Ciel was sure they hadn’t), the man seemed to be even more affected than the young boy himself. As a matter of fact, he seemed to be suffering. For a short moment there was so much pain and horror in his rusty-brown eyes, that Ciel froze. It felt like a ice cold hand, which threatened to choke the boy, as he realized that he was the one, causing this pain.
'Why is he giving me that look?' Ciel was confused and actually very glad, as the man let go of him and headed back to his desk. He was clearly forcing the smile on his face, which bothered the newly minted student. He decided not to say anything and sat down, still keeping his eyes glued to Prof. Michaelis.
The auditorium was about to be filled by the freshmen. They were loud and gave him the feeling of standing in the middle of a big bees’ nest. Ciel, who usually didn’t enjoy huge crowds of people, felt relieved. On one side he didn’t have to bear the irritation he felt every time Michaelis was close to him and on the other side he could observe the man more thoroughly without looking like a weirdo. Maybe he would find an explanation. Maybe it would stop. 'There must be a reason why he makes me so uncomfortable. No, why we make each other uncomfortable.'
The lesson started as soon as all student sat down. Ciel took a pen, ready to makes notes, but he knew he will not be able to concentrate to the lesson anyway.
Sebastian started to gain his control back as the fresh college students started to fill the class. The familiar sound of buzzing and clattering of learners had a soothing affect on his aggravated nerves.
He erased the expression on his face into a focused one. As he stared to the students, he could not help but felt satisfied with the variety of them. Here, in this auditorium, stood every kind of human being with different personalities, different opinions and different perspectives. How fascinating it was.
He kept looking intently on the students and had to hold back a smile as they got silent and started fidgeting in an uncomfortable fashion when they noticed the stare of the professor. The power of eyes, such an efficient method of keeping the calm the class.
After the last of the students got elbowed into the silence, he let a warm smile unfold on his face, making the occupants of the class relax almost immediately.
"Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen. As some already might know, my name is Sebastian Michaelis and I will be teaching basics of psychology this year." he started with a deep and rich voice. He was sure he saw some female students leaning forward to get a better view.
"According to the path you are going to take, you might spend more time with me in the next few years…"
He smirked. he could almost hear the groans and surprised inquiries he was going to receive after saying what he was going to say.
"But till then, to let me get to know you better, how about a test?"
While he had a good memory, he preferred to not interrogate freshmen with their names and what they had achieved till now in front of the whole class. The results of the test they were going to take would be pretty much telling anyway.