LMM 27: Fails to Meet Expectations

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 who’s definitely kawaii.

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Fails to Meet Expectations

Jacques would have skipped breakfast if Tsumiko hadn’t found his hideaway and taken him by the hand. When she asked a question in Japanese—presumably about his presence in an upper-story linen cupboard—he picked through his scant vocabulary for a word of explanation. “Scary.”

She smiled and offered a slightly different word.

Had he bungled the pronunciation? Jacques tried again.

Tsumiko replied, “Not scary. Cute.”

In the kitchen, they found a beautiful person babbling and trilling over Kyrie. Hardly the thundering portent of death Jacques had been dreading.

Was it possible to fear dragons who indulged in baby talk?


Posted: October 27, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Twenty-Seven: Thunder
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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