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.

Chapter Thirty-Six: Wherewithal

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!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: LMM 37: No Saint – FORTHRIGHT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.