LMM 17: Wallowing in Ignorance

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 for the one with tradition on his side.

Chapter Seventeen: Wallowing in Ignorance

“All right, there?” Michael remarked, “You’re very quiet.”

“I’m brilliant,” Jacques lied. “Why wouldn’t I be?”

“Deece is clearly concerned, and I trust his senses over my own.”

“I don’t understand.”

“Ask me anything.”

Jacques bit his lip so hard, it would be swollen. “I don’t even know what to ask.”

After a lengthy pause, Michael sighed. “Forgive me. I’ve been remiss in my role as reaver.”

This was getting old. “I don’t know a reaver’s role.”

“One role is that of host. Hospitality is our duty and delight.” Michael hugged him from behind. “Tonight, I’m extending it to you.”

Posted: October 17, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Seventeen: Swollen
Words: 100

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.


4 thoughts on “LMM 17: Wallowing in Ignorance

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  3. Putting myself in Jacques shoes, I would be having a very difficult time sifting through all my emotions. I love that he wants to belong and be accepted so badly, yet he is afraid to reach for it.


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