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 for the one with emotional baggage.
To Jacques’ extreme dismay, Gingko foisted the baby on him. “I can’t. Take it back.”
“Little bro isn’t an it. He’s a crosser. Like me.” The half-fox stepped closer. “Nothing to be afraid of, Jacques.”
“But…!” He was shaking now.
Gingko’s hands came up under his. “Dad said you’re dragon-skittish, so we’re starting with a half-dose.”
That was only half the problem. “I’m terrible with kids.”
He grinned. “That’s not what Tsumiko says.”
Jacques grumbled, “You wouldn’t understand.”
“You’d be surprised.” The animation faded from Gingko’s face, leaving him looking exhausted. “My story’s not much different than this little guy’s.”
Posted: October 7, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Seven: Exhausted
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.