Other Stella-related pictures: "So what book did you have in mind?" Grell asked, holding out his arms for the baby.
"What?" William asked, distracted from his thoughts.
Grell smiled. "I wasn't joking earlier. You read by the fire, me holding Stella…?"
"Oh, right." William returned her to him before putting a log in the fireplace and starting a small blaze. "Did you have anything in mind?"
Grell pursed his lips in thought, lightly tapping his chin. Purely dramatic, William knew, as the look often meant he had already made his choice.
"You should read that one," he said at last. "I know you kept the only copy, and I think she'd like a story that her Papa inspired."
"But wouldn't it…?"
"She's a baby, Will. The darker details will go right over her head."
No argument there, William thought, nodding. He went to a small desk in the corner, unlocking its main drawer. Inside was a stack of papers bound together with string. The whole mass was old and faded. Some of the ink-written words were smudged and running, but overall, it was still quite legible. To anyone else, it would seem a worthless pile of rubbish; to the Reaper, it was a self-proclaimed masterpiece, a treasure very dear to his heart.
Grell smiled, watching him handle it with such care, and he cuddled Stella close. She in turn followed William's every move with wide eyes as he sat in his chair again and began to read.
"'The Story of Will the Reaper,' by Thomas Wallis…"
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For the Love of Stella - Ch. 1
The sun had set beneath the horizon. Eerie, nightly sounds were rising in volume to taunt the minds of any passerby who dared to walk the seedy streets in London. A soft, hasty "scratch
scratch, scratch, scratch!" echoed from the rooftops. A rat's nest perhaps, vermin ready to brave the streets in search of food that two-legged residents had dropped in their travels.
But the daring adventurers among us would be quite disappointed to discover the real source. In truth, it was an emery board shaping a well-manicured nail, belonging to one Grell Sutcliff of the Grim Reaper Dispatch Association, London division. There was
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I..I simply couldn't resist. I've started to sketch this out long before
even asked me if I might be interested in doing some fanart for her - which I do with great pleasure. It was only now that I had the time to finish it.
I definetely need more baby drawing practice! XD
I'm so in love with this story. Really. Everytime I listen to it, I end up in tears. True, the voices add a lot to that fact, but it's also an incredibly heart-warming story in written form. I highly recommend the fiction itself and the audio.Stella Brooks © ~LumBabsFan
Kuroshitsuji / William T. Spears / Grell Sutcliff © Yana Toboso