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 demanding one.
Chapter Ninety-Seven: More in Store
“You found it,” remarked Gingko.
“Right where he said it would be.” Michael slid a box onto the counter.
Jacques hardly believed his eyes. “We had an espresso machine?”
“In storage.” Michael’s smile deepened toward indulgence. “Argent said you required one.”
Yes, he’d wanted espresso. And more wine. With an uneasy glance at Gingko, Jacques asked, “How drunk was I last night?”
“Not that drunk.”
The edges were fuzzy. Boyhood and bargains and making Boniface jealous. “I asked for this?”
“Don’t you remember?” Gingko slung an arm over his shoulder, all cloak and dagger and conspiracy. “There was a list.”
Posted: January 1, 2020
Prompt: “cloak and dagger,” suggested by FlyAwayRen
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.