LMM 245: Death Knell

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 with the one who usually sticks to proper channels.

Death Knell

“Someone will be with you shortly.”

They were shut into a small waiting area, where Isla fidgeted upon the edge of her chair. When bells chimed the start of school, Isla looked as if it were a death knell.

Jacques’ impatient simmer rolled into full boil.

While it wasn’t his style, he thought he could refashion himself for Isla’s sake. Taking her hand, which was far too cold, he said. “I know you don’t want to make trouble for Himself, but Argent won’t mind. I’ll have this fixed in a trice.”


Jacques pouted forlornly. “Try not to be embarrassed.”

Posted: June 5, 2021
Prompt: “fixed in a trice,” suggested by Goldie
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.


6 thoughts on “LMM 245: Death Knell

  1. Pingback: LMM 244: Skipping Forms – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Is he going to call his lord or literally growing fangs and claws to defend one of the children from Stately House? As it is his right and duty. Jacques will not let one of their children suffer. Lord Mettlebright is highly protective and his Man and confidant is alike.

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