LMM 263: Encroachment

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 territorial one.


With a hand over his gaping mouth, Jacques surveyed the upheaval in Argent’s closet. “Mon dieu,” he finally managed. “You are a menace.”

“I had help.”

“It looks like you turned Doran loose in here.”

Argent sighed. “Mother visited. She overruled your selections and chose my attire for the week.”

“What …?” Both hands were now over his mouth. “Which things?”

He waved vaguely at a crumpled pile.

Jacques vowed, “I am never leaving your side again.”

“That is highly unlikely.”

“Then… I’ll not leave until I’m confident you can dress yourself. Appropriately.”

Argent’s lips quirked. “This, too, is unlikely.”

Posted: June 23, 2021
Prompt: Crumple, suggested by momo203
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.


8 thoughts on “LMM 263: Encroachment

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  2. Thank you once again for these glimpses in Amaranthine world! We discover Jacques’ depth of character (and the importance of a proper closet…Can he comes visit my place ?)
    This month of June has been a pleasure thanks to these snippets!

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  4. SO unlikely! I adore their relationship. One question! Have we met Doran before?? Sounds like it might be a particularly messy crosser, but I don’t recall the name. Might have to go back and refresh my memory, such hardship😌

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    • I’ve never mentioned Doran by name before, but once you meet him, you’ll be equipped to pinpoint a passing reference or two. (Like this one.) ::twinkle::


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