LMM 187: Conversant

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 in need of a Dichotomy Day tour guide.


Bon jour!” 

Delightful. His eight-year-old Japanese tutor.

In no mood to bash his head against a language barrier, Jacques demanded, “Why is this such a big deal?”

Isla clasped her hands and beamed. “I’m glad you asked!”

Sensing an oncoming lecture, Jacques opted to make it torturous for them both. “Non. In French.”

Partway through, Jacques dragged Gilen into the discussion. Shortly thereafter, he flagged down Akira, since Suuzu had the good taste to be fluent. Music to his ears.

Then Isla ran off to find a board game, and Jacques helped Akira scrounge for snacks.

And it was… fun.

Posted: October 27, 2020
Prompt: #Inktober2020, Day Twenty-Seven: Music
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.


3 thoughts on “LMM 187: Conversant

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