LMM 206: Privy

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 necessary one.


“You want a bath?” asked Canarian.

He will want one.”

Beckoning with the flick of fingers, Canarian entered a spacious bathing chamber. “I was surprised to learn that he’s been… ah….”

“…sleeping with me?” Jacques slyly finished.


He supposed this person had the right to ask. “We have things in common. We get along.”

Canarian waited, clearly expecting something more.

“I don’t want anything from him, and I have nothing to offer. Hisoka needs to not be needed by someone.” As the tub filled with hot water, Jacques perched on its edge, legs crossed. “And I like to cuddle.”

Posted: January 7, 2021
Prompt: “things in common,” suggested by Bess
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.


5 thoughts on “LMM 206: Privy

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  2. Our beloved butler has much to offer – an excellent traditionell human education, wise counsil, loyality, a very great heart, he likes to nestle, patience, he loves all the little crossers.
    Indeed: Has he not lots of common with Tenma? Tenma will some days later enter Saga School for the first time.
    Jacques and Tenma are changing very, very fast – their lives will never be the same, but better.
    I am very excited.
    And the alpha of the wolf packs speak of comfort and confidence.
    LMM Part 2 is even better than Part 2.

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  4. I missed this one. Jacques has nothing to offer? He is there, he is needed and has become wanted. He is now an integral part of Stately House.

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