LMM 138: Moral Support

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 one who has (almost) everything he needs.

Moral Support

Argent startled Jacques by taking his hand. “Quite the opposite.”

He spoke to Tsumiko, who took his other hand. Which didn’t answer everything, but her gentle smile was reassuring.

“Watch them. Watch over them,” repeated Argent. “You and I can discuss the matter later, since you are no longer at Mossberne’s beck and call.”

“If I survive this.” Jacques tried to hide the fundoshi behind his back.

Argent smirked but only asked, “Do you require anything else?”

“Like a proper bathing costume?”

Argent blandly suggested, “I could send Deece.”

“Oh!” Jacques held up four fingers. “Would you be so good?”

Posted: June 10, 2020
Prompt: “opposites attract,” suggested by Limbo
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 138: Moral Support

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  2. Do you plan on making this a book? I love these posts. It’s a literary Moody Boosh. Can someone send me link to the blog I am having trouble finding it.

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  3. Poor Jacques! That was just asking too much of him. 🤣🤣 Now he has more charges to watch out for…he is needed and trusted! This should be a big boost for his confidence.


  4. The fundoshi makes me laugh. In 1934 my newly married parents landed in Yokohama (My dad had already lived in Japan). The rather genteel wives of his coworkers invited my mum to a sewing tea. Mum was a painter. She did not do fancy embroidery. Or crochet. or knit. What to bring….
    Summer in Yokohama was hot and humid in those pre-airconditioning days and my dad tended to wear a fundoshi around the house. (He was very practical) So mum brought a pile of them with her to hem the ends.
    There was a certain amount of tut-tuttery when she was asked what she was working on.
    To her great relief she was not invited back.

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