LMM 41: Speaking as a Friend

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 making all the faux pas.

Chapter Forty-One: Speaking as a Friend

“ …that.” Gingko’s ears lay crooked against his hair, like they were cringing. “Word of advice. Like foxes and their tails, never question dragons about their wings.”

Jacques lowered his voice. “Rude?”

“Extremely personal.” Gingko’s eyebrows lifted. “The same goes for an Amaranthine’s blaze.”

“Which is…?”

“Looks like a tattoo. More of a birthmark, really.” He cleared his throat. “A blaze is private.”

Jacques was uncomfortably aware of Deece’s proximity. How many times had Jacques traced the indigo pattern uncovered during last night’s grooming?

“But there was… purring?”

Gingko chuckled. “I’ll explain stuff better before the little nippers get here.”


Posted: September 10, 2019
Prompt: Little Nippers, suggested by Goldie
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.

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5 thoughts on “LMM 41: Speaking as a Friend

  1. Pingback: LMM 40: Comforting Truths – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I’m a bit late to the game, but glad I came! I’m surprised how much I like this serial. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of your writing, but Jacques was not my favorite character in Tsumiko’s story. He came across as spoiled and minor. However, I love this look into his true personality and interactions with the other characters. I like him more, knowing that he has some character ties to Jackotsu, which are more apparent now that I know where to look.
    TL:DR – love this, can’t wait for more. 😊

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  3. Pingback: LMM 42: I’ll Not Go Easy – FORTHRIGHT

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