LMM 234: Once a Mother

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 newest Starmark.

Once a Mother

Sonnet blinked. “You don’t mean that.”

“I don’t mean it in the way you need it meant,” Jacques admitted. “But I love you in my way.”

His gaze dropped to his tea, but his tail swayed. “You’re too kind.”

Jacques really wasn’t. Well, hardly ever. “You miss it. Mothering, I mean.”

Sonnet hummed. “I came back for a whelping feast. Clarion took to me right off.”


“Mum thinks fatherhood would suit me.”

“Driving you into the streets on a frigidly awful day, where you happened upon a butler in need of mothering?”

Sonnet really did have the sweetest smile.

Posted: April 22, 2021
Prompt: “you’re too kind,” suggested by momo203
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 234: Once a Mother

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  2. Awww…sweet! Maybe Sonnet needs to be at Stately House…there are a lot of crossers that need mothering. You know, you are quite sly about bringing characters from other tales back into the forefront. Yesterday I reread Hemmed in Silver just to refresh all the lovely nuances again. It was very satisfying to focus in on Sonnet (as well as everyone else). It is a wonderful world to get lost in. ❤️

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