LMM 146: Carried Away

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 ones who are stronger than they look.

146
Carried Away

Jacques couldn’t fathom the workings of boyish affection that resulted in his being bodily flung into the sea. He was feeling rather Jonah-ish. But before giving much thought to lurking whales, strong arms caught and carried him to the surface.

Shaking dripping curls from his eyes, Jacques drawled, “Shouldn’t a cat dislike water?”

“I do not care for it,” Deece admitted.

“You okay?” asked Gingko, treading water nearby. “You stayed under long enough to worry them.”

The boys hovered along the shoreline, barely knee-deep and nervous.

Jacques offered a jaunty salute and murmured, “We may have a problem, gentlemen.”


Posted: June 18, 2020
Prompt: “treading water,” suggested by Willing1111
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.

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7 thoughts on “LMM 146: Carried Away

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  2. A problem …
    snicker
    When my mum was young she had a swimsuit that turned out to be rather loosely knitted – when she did a jackknife dive off of the high board.

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