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 still has nightmares.
Chapter Thirty-Five: Face Your Monsters
“This is what Lapis meant. Dragons lie with words. Foxes use illusions.”
Jacques had been inside, yet suddenly, he was ankle-deep in waves. “This is a lie?”
“This is real enough,” said Argent. “Though you may think it a nightmare.”
He tugged at soggy pantlegs. “Because you’ve ruined my favorite shoes.”
“Because this is the truth.”
Jacques turned and immediately shied away from the sight of a basking dragon. “Show me a lie instead. You lie beautifully.”
“Most would consider Lapis beautiful. Especially up close.”
“I don’t want to get closer.”
“I know.” Argent offered his hand. “Neither do I.”
Posted: September 4, 2019
Prompt: Soggy, suggested by BlueFrost
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.