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 exceptionally generous one.
Sentinel stepped into the office, and Isla offered her palms. “Sensei placed me here for the year. I’m in your care.”
“Very generous of Twineshaft,” Sentinel gruffly replied. “Shouldn’t you be in class, Miss Ward?”
There was a shuffle of papers, and the administrator weakly announced, “Isla Ward, Class 3-C.”
Jacques pulled Isla into a hug and spoke against her hair. “You are brilliant. You belong here. Never doubt that.”
“Nope, nein, nyet,” she promised, kissing his cheek.
“Off with you.”
She raced away without a backward glance.
Probably for the best, since Sentinel chose that moment to reassert dominance.
Posted: June 10, 2021
Prompt: “backward glance,” suggested by ming
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.