LMM 40: Comforting Truths

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 blue one.

Comforting Truths

“Ready for this?”

“Do I look ready?” Jacques muttered.

Gingko eyed him critically. “You look nervous.”


“What if I told you Lapis is vegetarian?”

“I wouldn’t believe you.” Still, Jacques allowed Gingko to tug him along.

“But would you feel better?”

“A little,” he admitted. “Tell me something true instead.”

“He’s blue.”

Jacques sighed. “Something comforting.”

Gingko lowered his voice. “He’s embarrassed.”

That was unexpected. And surely unfounded. “I cannot imagine why.”

He whispered, “Tsumiko is curious as three kittens in a basket, and any minute now, she’s going to ask ….”

Jacques interrupted. “What’s wrong with his wings?”

Posted: September 9, 2019
Prompt: “Three kittens in a basket,” suggested by Nanette
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 40: Comforting Truths

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