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 missed the obvious.
They descended en masse, lively in the manner of children who’ve had too much cake. Except for Mori. Eyes on Suuzu, the boy hid behind Deece.
“It may be instinct,” suggested Deece. “Suuzu is a bird of prey.”
Jacques studied Mori. “And you’re prey?”
The boy wibbled. “Mouse clan.”
“Pish tosh.” Jacques couldn’t help smiling. “Mori, my lad, you don’t have a predator complex. You’re just shy.”
“How do you know?”
“Because you’re part mouse, and he’s all cat.”
Mori looked up at Deece and actually giggled. It was nice to see some sparkle in his too-old eyes.
Posted: June 14, 2020
Prompt: Complex, suggested by Goldenmirth
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.