'Cost me?' wondered Sebastian silently to himself whilst his expression remained unchanged. He couldn't care less what the Shinigami meant by those words however, as the Phantomhives had everything. Whether it be money or a favour, it would never be of trouble to the young master. He supposed that if anything the Shinigami would want a priceless item or something the rather. Grell then went ahead and disappeared into the trees.
Sebastian took the chance to inspect both sides of Ciel's neck to make sure that the boy had not been bitten in the process. If that were to happen, then it would have to be reversed. For the slightest of moments, Sebastian did wonder how powerful Ciel would become if he was ever changed into a vampire. Probably not very powerful in the physical sense due to his tiny stature. But looking at the boy's soul, he would have a similar power to the Viscount's. The Viscount had the ability to create lust and enchant. In that case, then Ciel would have the power to command humans. What an interesting aspect to toy with.
There was a small sigh of relief when Sebastian could not find any bite marks. Ciel did now have a few additional scents with him. He would have to be cleaned up later on. Sebastian knelt down and straightened Ciel's shirt and bow tie before lightly brushing the boy's hair away from his face. "I am relieved that you are safe young master" said Sebastian before he glanced back and noticed a vampire sneaking up on them. It was sent far away with a powerful kick from the demon. Taking Ciel into his arms, the demon made off in Grell's direction. It would probably have been better if the Shinigami and the demon took different paths so as to reduce the number of vampires chasing them, but Sebastian didn't exactly trust Grell to keep the Princess entirely safe. The vampires backed off when they approached the town.
A while later, the Princess was soundly asleep in her bedroom and all of the formal matters had been taken care of. Sebastian and Ciel were escorted back to the entrance of the palace where Grell was waiting. For some reason, Sebastian felt a bit uneasy about the expression on Grell's face. What was the Shinigami thinking about?