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 who’s trying to be polite.
“This is a high school.”
Jacques countered, “Isla may have skipped a few forms, but this is where she belongs.”
“If you’ll simply check,” urged Isla. “You’ll see…!”
“That name isn’t here.”
Isla angled her head, pursed her lips. “That’s the first-year roster. I’m a third-year.”
She was holding her own, but the administrator’s incredulity only increased.
“Isla Ward,” Jacques repeated, smile tight. “Third year.”
“Are you meant to be her father?
“I have neither the years nor the pedigree,” Jacques cordially assured.
“Because journalists aren’t permitted inside.”
“Do check the correct list,” begged Isla. “Or I shall be late!”
Posted: June 4, 2021
Prompt: “holding one’s own,” suggested by Shelly
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.