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 who was raised by a fox and a cat.
Chapter Sixteen: Learn as You Go
Jacques knew worse ways to be caught with his pants down. “I’ve heard this is traditional. You’ve gone native?”
Michael chuckled. “This has always been my home, and the onsen has been here for centuries. But felines are responsible for my occasional forays into grooming.”
“Cats.” Jacques slowly unbuttoned his shirt. “Like Deece?”
“Only recently.” Michael’s expression turned nostalgic. “You see, my mentor at academy was a cat.”
“Hisoka,” supplied Deece. “My uncle.”
Jacques did a double-take, and not simply to admire Deece’s angular collarbones. “Hisoka… as in Twineshaft?”
Michael’s pants hit the floor. “Sensei was both attentive and fastidious.”
Posted: October 16, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Sixteen: Angular
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.