LMM 28: Business as Usual

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 taking refuge in denial.

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Business as Usual

Jacques went about his self-proscribed duties as if Stately House were dragon-free. Either he was wildly successful in avoiding their guest, or Lord Mossberne was making himself scarce. Therefore, dragons were far from mind when Jacques strolled into Michael’s office.

The usual pot of tea would have hit the floor if not for Argent’s intervention.

“Thank you, Smythe,” Argent murmured, hands supporting his shaky ones. “You may go.”

“Nonsense. He should stay,” countered Lapis—brown-skinned and blue-haired, with a gaze like sapphires.  “Why foster unwarranted fears when you can teach your man to treasure the glorious gift of my friendship?”


Posted: October 28, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Twenty-Eight: Gift
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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4 thoughts on “LMM 28: Business as Usual

  1. Pingback: LMM 27: Fails to Meet Expectations – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Having finished both books (troved was always my favorite) I can only rejoice that you are still creating stories for us to enjoy here while we wait for your next books to come out. Thank you 😁

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  3. Pingback: LMM 29: Full Measure – FORTHRIGHT

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