LMM 90: Simple Pleasures

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 younger brother.

Simple Pleasures

Jacques impulsively added, “And I want Bon-Bon to be jealous.”

“That one may be difficult.” Argent’s gaze drifted out of focus. “Your brother rarely looks any farther than the reflection in his mirror. Your triumphs will likely languish beneath his notice.”

Giggling softly, Jacques confided, “He can always tell when I’m happy.”

Something in Argent’s expression shifted. “Happiness is your ambition?”


“A vague goal.”

“But easily reached.”

Argent’s heat tilted. “You believe you can be happy here?”

With an injured look, Jacques declared, “I’ve been happy several times this evening. And having your undivided attention hasn’t dampened my mood.”

Posted: October 29, 2019
Prompt: #Inktober2019, Day Twenty-Nine: Injured
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.


3 thoughts on “LMM 90: Simple Pleasures

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