LMM 219: Noblesse Oblige

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.

Noblesse Oblige

Mon dieu. Don’t look like that. I retract the question with all apologies.” Jacques murmured, “It wasn’t even for me.”

“No? Most humans want our years.”

“It’s not your years I want.” He grudgingly admitted, “I’m not sure what I want. Except perhaps to win an award for Best Uncle.”

Hisoka blinked.

He blinked again.

Propping himself up on an elbow, Hisoka searched Jacques’ face. “Are you saying you submit to these many inconveniences for the sake of another?”

“When you put it that way, it almost sounds noble.” Jacques rolled his eyes. “Do keep the focus where it belongs.”

Posted: February 22, 2021
Prompt: “no good deed goes unmarked,” suggested by Joanne
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.


9 thoughts on “LMM 219: Noblesse Oblige

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  2. So, I’m confused (a fairly common occurrence with books… I always seem to be the last one to work something out 😄)
    Why the ‘blaze’? And what are Michael, Argent, Lapis and Hisoka trying to do with it – make Jacques more sensitive? (handling the midivar are part of his training, but training for what?)

    I’ll hope for answers in the next chapter 😊

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  3. Pingback: LMM 220: Look at Me – FORTHRIGHT

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