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 offering a half dose.
Chapter Eighty-Four: Not Half Bad
Jacques grabbed Nonny’s hand, which was cold, and asked, “Why do foxes scare you?”
“I’d be interested to know that myself,” interrupted a voice. Gingko eased carefully to the grass a short distance away, Kyrie cradled against his shoulder. “Wanna tell me about it?”
Nonny shook his head.
“How about I ask questions?” Gingko wiggled his ears for Kyrie’s benefit. “Ever met a fox before?”
The kid nodded.
“Young like me, or ancient like Dad?”
“Silver? Red? A vixen, maybe?”
Jacques winced when Nonny’s grip tightened.
“We’re not all bad.” Gingko smiled crookedly. “Or half-bad, in my case.”
Posted: October 23, 2019
Prompt: #Inktober2019, Day Twenty-Three: Ancient
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.