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 formidable one.
Hand in hand, Jacques led the way past barriers that didn’t apply to him.
“Sensei asked for me?” Michael seemed surprised.
“Not specifically. Doesn’t matter. You’re the one he wants.”
“Isn’t he here to see you? That’s what Argent said. Well, implied.”
“I’ll watch over Hisoka if he wants, but I can’t do that thing. Tending.”
His step faltered. “How do you know he needs tending?”
“Flagging focus. Ominous pallor. Reprehensible posture.”
Michael took the remaining stairs two at a time, blowing past barriers that no longer applied to him.
Following at a more sensible pace, Jacques sighed. “You’re welcome.”
Posted: October 30, 2020
Prompt: #Inktober2020, Day Thirty: Ominous
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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Ah, Jacques! It amazes me how perceptive you are despite your silly, flirtatious front. Now give the nice kitty a hug! ☺️
Jacques has found his place…wonderful! He is being needed at many levels. Has this dawned on him yet??? Or will someone have to beat him over his head with the reality? ❤️
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A little of both?
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