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 middleman.
Finding the Words
Jacques tension ebbed away as—for once—Argent fully embraced the role of translator, allowing him to converse with Tsumiko at greater length than usual. Nonsense and non sequiturs. Quips and questionnaires.
“Non! Him?” Jacques licked delicate flakes from fingertips. “But this is the work of a master pâtissier!”
Tsumiko answered in pleased tones, and Argent supplied, “He has many skills.”
Jacques leaned in. “Teach me a word.”
Argent hesitated. “What word?”
“Not you. Her.” Jacques rolled his eyes. “I’m talking to Tsumiko.”
With a barely-there tsk, Argent translated.
Tsumiko smiled. “Yes?”
Jacques quietly asked, “How do I say happy?”
Posted: January 6, 2020
Prompt: Master, suggested by DarumaSan
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.
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Awww…so very nice. Melting. I think he might be feeling very accepted and finally part of the family. I do hope his Japanese lessons go on. Thank you.
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