LMM 25: Only Human

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 in an enviable position.

Chapter Twenty-Five: Only Human

Jacques didn’t grasp much of Michael’s lecture on the history and etiquette of tending. Long story short, it felt good, as evidenced by Deece’s nonstop purring.

With a rumbling wall of fur at his back, Jacques relaxed against Michael, who embodied fraternity and fidelity and what Jacques assumed was fathering. He had little firsthand experience with doting.

But envy made him prickly. Only reavers could tend. Only reavers held an Amaranthine’s interest. And he was only human.

Deece rumbled contentment, and Michael encouraged closeness.

Something inside Jacques eased under their attentions. Maybe tending was also good for a lonesome soul.


Posted: October 25, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Twenty-Five: Prickly
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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