LMM 118: Changing of the Guard

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 safe one.

Changing of the Guard

Taking Hisoka’s place, Jacques watched with fascination as Lapis whiffled and grumbled and patted around. “He knows I’m here?” he whispered.

“Yes, certainly!” assured Michael. “Sleep comes in stages. Lapis is still nominally aware of his surroundings.”

Knuckles bumped. Claws hooked. And in one sinuous slide, the dragon lord laid claim to his new bedmate.

Michael chuckled. “On some level, he’s been waiting for you.”

Arms locked around his waist, and Jacques kept his hands well away from temptation.

“It’s all right, Jacques.” Michael gestured encouragingly. “Your touch, like your presence, will reassure him that it’s safe to go deep.”

Posted: April 16, 2020
Prompt: “he knows I’m here?” suggested by AskYourself
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.


10 thoughts on “LMM 118: Changing of the Guard

  1. Pingback: LMM 117: Safe – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Sigh…get comfortable Jacques, I think you will are going to be there for awhile. I would love a happier ending for Lapis. Since I am very fond of dragons, Its terrible how they are treated within their own clans.

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  3. These Jacques moments are killing me…. watching him drawn in, slowly but surely, and accepted for himself just… 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  4. Hadn’t been to this part of your site yet and found these chapters earlier today, I have immensely enjoyed reading them and are looking forward to the next one. Thank you for writing such engaging stories, I really love the Amaranthine stories.

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  5. Pingback: LMM 119: The Last Cookie – FORTHRIGHT

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