LMM 84: Not Half Bad

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.

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?”

Nonny shrugged.

“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
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.


4 thoughts on “LMM 84: Not Half Bad

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  2. Ginkgo has some deep insight on these matters. I love him. From what we’ve seen of the fox vixens, they can be scary. But in the animal predator world, the female of the species is the primary hunter.

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  3. Pingback: LMM 85: Not My Job – FORTHRIGHT

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