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 left wanting.
Jacques was used to the lock-down that accompanied long sleep. Hisoka was utterly vulnerable. Forced to trust someone. Usually someone strong. Jacques hardly qualified.
Tea and biscuits by the tin.
Holding and being held.
Idly turning a page, Jacques rolled his eyes and tossed aside the tawdry book in favor of stroking pewter hair. With Amaranthine, little loving touches were both welcomed and understood.
Affection could be lavish.
Love could remain chaste.
But that didn’t stop a sudden spike of want when a darkly handsome stranger strolled through the door, arms filled with gaily wrapped parcels.
Posted: January 21, 2021
Prompt: “little loving touch,” suggested by Yumani
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.