LMM 20: Named for Shrubbery

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 early one.

Chapter Twenty: Named for Shrubbery

Jacques tried to place the name. Every Amaranthine clan seemed to be named for shrubbery or constellations or random bits of topography.

“The Five are coming?” asked Michael. “They’re not due for a fortnight.”

“Mossberne is arriving ahead of the rest.”

The Five were clan leaders responsible for the Emergence. Jacques might not be up on all the tiresome politics and particulars, but everyone knew about them—cat, dog, wolf, fox, and… surely not.

His breakable heart cracked further. Jacques wanted, needed to run, but he feared he might faint first.

Amidst shouts and much splashing, he succumbed to fear.


Posted: October 20, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Twenty: Breakable
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.

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6 thoughts on “LMM 20: Named for Shrubbery

  1. Pingback: LMM 19: Flounder – FORTHRIGHT

  2. If you’re going to faint in a tub full of water, best do it with friends there to haul you out, lol! I am eagerly anticipating the meeting with Lord Mossberne.

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  3. Pingback: LMM 21: Chastisement – FORTHRIGHT

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