LMM 50: The Devil You Know

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 one who’s earned a treat.

Chapter Fifty: The Devil You Know

“Did you forget me?”

“What if I said yes?” Argent sighed and said, “You shall have your prize, Smythe.”

“If it pleases my lord.”

“It does not.”

Jacques’ step faltered. “I don’t?”

“Not you, idiot boy. This… thing. I am being compelled.” Argent pulled him along. By the time they reached the stairs, he’d mastered himself. “It would seem I have an image to maintain. Twineshaft is threatening to appoint an avian attendant.”

One thing was clear. “You don’t want one.”

Argent grimly contemplated the floor. “Am I right in assuming you would enjoy being in charge of my closet?”


Posted: September 19, 2019
Prompt: “forget-me-yes,” suggested by CrisReads
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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