LMM 31: Concerning Dragons

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 who’s grown attached.

Chapter Thirty-One: Concerning Dragons

Lapis Mossberne remained at Michael’s desk, daintily sipping tea and turning delicate pages in an antiquated book, all calligraphy and gilt-edged illumination. “Do fangs concern you, Mr. Smythe?”


“Universally?” he pressed.

“I never minded Argent’s.” Catching himself, Jacques mumbled, “His lordship’s.”

“Give him a taste.”

Jacques’ lashes fluttered, and his gaze sliced toward Argent.

Lapis trilled, and Kyrie—clever thing—echoed. “I meant the little one. Offer him a finger and be thoroughly gummed.”

“Kyrie knows your scent, your sound,” said Argent. “Taste is more intimate.”

“Become dragon-kin,” urged Lapis. “And the fangs still forming will become your defense.”

Posted: October 31, 2018
Prompt: #Inktober2018, Day Thirty-One: Slice
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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