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 affectionate one.
Akira chattered at Suuzu, whose expression softened. Tsumiko laughed and kept correcting her brother’s pronunciation. Or something.
At a loss over the language as a whole, let alone nuances, Jacques could only look to Suuzu for help.
“He says you look like a prince,” said Suuzu. “Akira is calling you Oji—Prince—rather than uncle. A play on words. His intention is not mockery, but affection.”
“Prince Jackie, is it?” Jacques smiled crookedly. “Sorry to disappoint. I’m nobody important.”
“Not so. You are important to Akira.” Suuzu extended a clawed hand and softly inquired, “May I also call you uncle?”
Posted: June 6, 2020
Prompt: My hand is yours, suggested by Whimsy’sWeb
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.