LMM 45: Steady On

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 who’s lost the skies.

Chapter Forty-Five: Steady On

Jacques’ fingertips lightly grazed the dragon’s scales.

Beside him, Argent showed no such delicacy. “Put your back into it, Smythe. He is far from fragile.”

He cautiously pressed against their azure iridescence.

“Both hands,” urged Argent.

Jacques reluctantly mirrored his motions.

When the dragon warbled, Jacques leapt back. But Argent chuckled and kneaded harder. However, they soon reached one of the wings that dragged limply in the sand.

“No cutting corners.” Argent gently pulled and straightened.

Something was wrong with them, but Jacques knew better than to ask.

Argent answered anyhow. “They have become too heavy for Lapis to lift.”


Posted: September 14, 2019
Prompt: Cutting Corners, suggested by KageBushin
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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