LMM 36: Wherewithal

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 favorite uncle.


Jacques dug in his heels almost as hard as he gripped Argent’s hand. “I can’t.”

“Focus on me.”

It was a relief to turn from the glittering sprawl that was Lapis in all his glory. “Really can’t.”

“Even if I were to reward your courage?”


“In a manner commensurate to the challenge.” Argent held his gaze. “You will… enjoy yourself.”

Jacques found the wherewithal to mutter, “I won’t hurt Tsumiko.”

Slow in coming. Gone too soon. If a lie, it had certainly been beautiful. But Jacques thought it sly enough and wry enough to be true enough, that smile.

Posted: September 5, 2019
Prompt: “In all his glory,” suggested by Fairy_Grimace
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.


4 thoughts on “LMM 36: Wherewithal

  1. Pingback: LMM 35: Face Your Monsters – FORTHRIGHT

  2. He too far down the rabbit hole to go back! Lapis must be a sight! ~Shivers~

    Thanks so much for all these lovely updates. They make my day!

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  3. Pingback: LMM 37: No Saint – FORTHRIGHT

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