His butler, with a brat; her butler with a boy
A kuroshitsuji – Hayate the combat butler crossover fanfiction
Chapter One: Letters to Billionaires
"You called for me, young master?"
It was an unusually peaceful morning at the Phantomhive Mansion. Birds were singing, the sun was shining beautifully, and the three servants hadn't caused any trouble yet. But the cheerful mood wasn't reflected on the master of the house. Ciel Phantomhive was too busy thinking, his chair turned to face the window.
"Sebastian," he said to his butler, who was standing near the doorway. "Have you ever heard of the family name 'Sanzenin'?"
His butler thought for a moment. "Sanzenin…I believe it is the family name of the billionaires in Japan. Why?"
Ciel turned his swivel chair around and held up an envelope for Sebastian to see. "This morning as I entered my study, I chanced upon this envelope on my desk. Do you have any idea how it got here?"
"Meirin said she found an envelope on the floor and placed it on your desk. It must have fallen from the stack of mail she was bringing in yesterday. Who is the letter from?"
Ciel studied the envelope. "Apparently, it comes from a certain Nagi Sanzenin," he said.
"Why don't you open it?" Sebastian asked, approaching the desk, now feeling curious as well. He opened a drawer and took out a letter opener, handed it to his master, who then used it on the envelope. He pulled out a piece of pink stationery, which they both found a bit odd.
Ciel opened the paper and started reading. Sebastian stood in front of his desk, waiting for him to finish. After a few seconds, Ciel sighed.
"I have a good hunch that this letter was written by a girl. A weird one, if you ask me," he told his butler.
"What makes you say that?"
His master faced the paper in his direction. "Well, first off, the stationery is pink. Second, it is plastered with weird Anime and Manga characters. She also talks quite informally. Not like a real billionaire would. And the most solid proof: she drew herself – a pigtailed girl. So there," he explained.
"Well, what does the letter say?"
Ciel frowned and kept his eyes on the stationery. "It's quite hard to understand," he said. "since she speaks rather informally. But if I understand correctly, she would like to establish a partnership with the Phantom Toy Company and has asked me to drop by for some tea and to discuss the matter." Finally, he looked up at his butler. "What do you think?"
Sebastian smiled. "Whatever you decide will go, master."
His master sighed some more. "Fine. Get a flight going to Japan."
"Yes, my lord."
"Mistress," a certain sixteen-year old butler called, entering a room. "you have a letter."
The blond, pigtailed mistress refused to look up from her desk. "That's nice, Hayate," she said, clearly not hearing what he said.
Hayate approached his mistress, who was bent over her work. "Don't you want to read it?"
She shook her head, erasing her paper. "It's no good! I'm running out of ideas," she cried. She looked up at her butler. "Maybe reading that letter can give me an idea."
He handed his mistress the letter. Nagi eyed the envelope back and forth before tearing it open, despite how fancy the envelope looked. She yanked out an expensive-looking stationery, flipped it open and read. After a few seconds, her eyes widened and she yelled in rage.
"Argh, stupid Claus!" Nagi threw the paper on the floor and was about to jump up and down on it, but her butler stopped her.
"Mistress, what's wrong?" he asked. "What did the letter say?"
Nagi calmed down a little, but the furious expression on her face remained. She avoided looking at her butler's eyes. "Claus forced me to send this letter to some toy company out there, saying that I want to start a business partnership. But you know, I really don't want to."
Hayate smiled. "I can see that," he muttered. "But why not? It's a good opportunity to meet new people. Plus, wouldn't it be fun to own a toy company at your age?"
Nagi thought for a while. "Well, yeah, I guess you're right…" she grumbled. "Fine. Hayate, you and Maria should get some preparations done. They're coming here tonight for some tea. Also, prepare a room in case they don't have anywhere to go."
Since Hayate thinks it's a good idea, maybe trying it out won't be so bad…Nagi thought to herself, while at the same time racking her brain for some useful ideas she could put in her Manga.