LMM 64: Come into My Parlor

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 with a mission.

Chapter Sixty-Four: Come into my Parlor

Downstairs was warmed by candlelight. Various parlors overflowed with strangers with tails. And not the sort Jacques flaunted.

“What ho?” he objected. The competition would be fierce.

“Adoona-soh’s pack is encamped in the woods.” Mark lowered him to a settee, radiating concern. “What’s upset you?”

Jacques pouted. “They’ll drink all the wine.”

“Shall I secure your next taste?” he offered, droll in his generosity.

Holding his gaze, Jacques solemnly urged, “Make me proud.”

Only after his new friend strayed from view did Jacques realize that he wasn’t alone on the settee. Star wine was both lovely stuff… and lovely bait.


Posted: October 3, 2019
Prompt: #Inktober2019, Day Three: Bait
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.

<< LAST CHAPTER | NEXT CHAPTER >>

2 thoughts on “LMM 64: Come into My Parlor

  1. Pingback: LMM 65: Surely Not – FORTHRIGHT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.