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
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.