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The Butler, Paying a Call is Chapter 136 of the Kuroshitsuji manga.

Summary

"Ciel" and Ciel Phantomhive are still with the cult and are continuously abused and violated. Eventually, the "mark of the noble beast" is burned into their backs. Afterward, Ciel wakes up screaming and wonders if the branding was just a dream or not. However, he quickly realizes that it wasn't when he feels the mark on his back. "Ciel" asks him if it still hurts and takes a look, stating that the swelling seems to get better. When Ciel asks "Ciel" if his mark still hurts as well, a drunken man arrives and kicks against the bars of their cage, telling them to be quiet as it is in the middle of the night. Complaining that he has to look after the kidnapped children on Christmas Eve, the man goes away.

"Ciel" cannot believe that they have only spent ten days with the cult, and Ciel asks his twin if he remembers what happened two years ago on Christmas: "Ciel" told Ciel, who believed in him, that Father Christmas did not exist, upsetting his brother. Wanting to find out if his brother was right or wrong, Ciel later hid and waited for Father Christmas to come. However, he only caught Tanaka setting out their presents. After reminding his twin of that Christmas, Ciel proceeds to say that "Ciel" is always right, and that, if there's no Father Christmas, there surely is no God either.

The twins spend one month with the cultists; one day, when the wardens come to force feed the caged children, they notice that one of the children died and take him away. Seeing this, Ciel wonders if "on one of these days, [he'll] join him," but "Ciel" assures him that all will be fine as he will always be there to protect him.

On the next new moon, the cultists hold another of their "masses." The twins are kept in a cage and ponder what is going on as it seems that the cultists did not intend to violate them again. Then, one cultist comes to their cage, opens it, and takes "Ciel." Ciel tries to reach out to his brother and calls after him, but the cage door is quickly closed again, and "Ciel" is dragged onto an "altar."

When "Ciel" is placed on the "altar," the cultists pray to the devil. During their prayer, Ciel continues to call after his brother and after help, but his words accomplish nothing and he is left to watch his beloved twin brother be stabbed in the chest and sacrificed.

Ciel now fully embraces that there is no God, and the building shakes when a demon is summoned. The demon attacks the cultists and asks who called him, where "is the fool who spits on God?"

Characters in Order of Appearance

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Manga
Black Butler Arc
Volume 1
1234
Volume 2
Red Butler Arc
Volume 2
56789
Volume 3
101171314
Indian Butler Arc
Volume 4
1516171819
Volume 5
20212223
Circus Arc
Volume 6
24252627
Volume 7
2829303132
Volume 8
3334353637
Bonus
96.599.5
Phantomhive Manor Murders Arc
Volume 9
3839404142
Volume 10
4344454647
Volume 11
4849505152
Bonus
101.5
Luxury Liner Arc
Volume 11
4849505152
Volume 12
5354555657
Volume 13
5859606162
Volume 14
6364656667
Bonus
131.5
Public School Arc
Volume 14
6364656667
Volume 15
6869707172
Volume 16
7374757677
Volume 17
7879808182
Volume 18
8384858687
Emerald Witch Arc
Volume 18
8384858687
Volume 19
888990919293
Volume 20
9495969798
Volume 21
99100101102103
Volume 22
104105106107108107.5
Blue Cult Arc
Volume 22
104105106107108107.5
Volume 23
109110111112113
Volume 24
114115116117118119120
Volume 25
121122123124125126
Volume 26
127128129130131132133
Volume 27
134135136137138139
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