LMM 236: Must Love Orphans

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 on the other side of this conversation.

236
Must Love Orphans

“That’s rather a long story.”

Jacques glanced down. “No, I’m not currently in possession of my pants.”

“Look here! He’s really more of a she.”

“Claims to cook. Definitely a good mother. Orphan specialist.”

“Yes, right here.”

He handed off the phone.

“Sonnet Cook, sir, lately of Merritt House.”

“No, I’m not currently in possession of his pants. I hung them up to dry.”

“Quite. Nearly caught his death.”

He blushed. “Nothing of the sort.”

“Yes. I raised two. How many…? Oh? Oh, my.”

“Very good, sir.”

Sonnet slowly lowered the phone.

Jacques asked, “Well?”

He whispered, “I love you.”


Posted: April 29, 2021
Prompt: Death, 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.

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13 thoughts on “LMM 236: Must Love Orphans

  1. Pingback: LMM 235: Come to the Point – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Awwwwwww I’m so excited!!!! I definitely missed Sonnet so hopefully we’ll get a lot more mothering shenanigans coming up 😉☺️

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  3. WAHOO for Sonnet! That is the perfect place for him! No one there will frown on his choices. I’m so happy for him! The kids are going to love him!

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  4. Pingback: LMM 237: Certain – FORTHRIGHT

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