LMM 33: Painfully Honest

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 susceptible one.

Painfully Honest

“Oh, very well.” Lapis set aside his tea. “Dragons have a way with words. We can be very persuasive.”

Argent bluntly said, “He lies beautifully.”

“I could,” countered the dragon lord. “I generally refrain.”

Tsk. You overwhelmed Smythe with one word.”

Lapis hummed. “Is he as susceptible to your lies?”

“His lordship would never lie to me!” Jacques exclaimed. Then quailed before their pitying looks.

“Words are only one form of deception,” said the dragon.

“I trust him.” Jacques’ chin lifted. “I love him.”

Lapis’ tone gentled. “I didn’t ask for your secrets, dear boy.”

“It’s no secret,” he muttered.

Posted: September 2, 2019
Prompt: Overwhelmed, suggested by KShadeslady
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. You can suggest a prompt here. To scroll through archived chapters, use the Lord Mettlebright’s Man tag.


5 thoughts on “LMM 33: Painfully Honest

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  2. Aw…Jacques…you are breaking my heart. He just wears his heart on his sleeve for everyone to see.

    Sweet! You used my prompt! I’m honored and tickled.

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  4. ‘ “His lordship would never lie to me!” Jacques exclaimed’

    My dude, if you knew the amount of evasion via fox tricks Argent probably used, you’d be devastated.

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