LMM 253: Manhandling

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 caught in the middle.


Sonnet started toward them with little mincing steps that quickly lengthened into a businesslike bustle. “Is something the matter with Jacques?” Leaning close and touching his face, Sonnet asked, “Are you hurt?”

“Not a bit. Is there an Amaranthine equivalent for the term manhandling? If so, I quite enjoy it.”

“Da?” Sonnet whispered, clearly still concerned.

Eyes wide, Sentinel mumbled, “I forgot myself.”

Sonnet frowned. “How did you come to be together?”

Sentinel grumbled, “I could ask the same of you.”

Jacques rested his head against Sentinel’s shoulder, luxuriating in their mutual concern. So alike, these two. Where it mattered.

Posted: June 13, 2021
Prompt: “are you hurt?” by AskYourself
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 253: Manhandling

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  3. Darn, that was sooo sweet and so needed…. And don’t think I haven’t noticed that Sentinel STILL hasn’t put Jacques down!


  4. Well, aren’t you getting cozy there Jacques. Very nice. I never worry about a late post. You always treat us so well. Can’t wait for the new book! ❤️❤️


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