Lord Mettlebright’s Man
Claimer: I do hereby claim all rights and responsibility for the characters in this series of vignettes because the Amaranthine Saga is mine. (Which means I should probably behave myself since anything I say or do could be taken as canon.) Indulge the lot of us, especially the one on the wrong side of a language barrier.
Chapter Five: Home Maker
Jacques’ hand wavered over the sugar bowl. One of the worst things about living here was that day-to-day conversations took place in Japanese. These people could be plotting death or deportation, and he’d potter along in ignorance. “Orphans?”
“We’ve been converting rooms.” Michael seemed confused by his confusion. “You didn’t know?”
Jacques simply repeated, “Orphans?”
“Tsumiko has opened Stately House to children of mixed heritage ….”
Michael went into detail while Jacques tried not to be devastated. Argent would accept children simply because they were part-chicken or part-goat, yet shun someone who wanted a place just as much. Non… more.
Posted: October 5, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Five: Chicken
Summary: Jacques Smythe brazens his way into Stately House and shows no sign of departing. Like it or not, Lord Mettlebright has himself a butler. An Amaranthine Saga Serial. [Humor, Drama, Family] Begins here. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Lord Mettlebright’s Man tag.