LMM 266: Best Hoof Forward

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 touchy one.

Best Hoof Forward

Argent excused himself, and Jacques ventured, “Do you even want an inside job? I’ve always thought of you as the outdoorsy type.”

Nonny glared. “Because goats are livestock?”

“Because you’re always tearing around with Gilen.”

“Because we’re chasing Jarrah,” Nonny countered. “We’re in charge of him, you know.”

“And he’s the outdoorsy type.”


Sighing, Jacques sank to the fainting couch. “Hey, nonny, nonny. Here, nonny, nonny.”

“What?” The boy sounded grumpy, though his posture was pliant. Hoofs picked lightly across the floor, never once treading on a castoff garment.

“Teach me, s’il vous plait. I need lessons in Nonny.”

Posted: June 26, 2021
Prompt: Pliant, suggested by Kiisa
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.


4 thoughts on “LMM 266: Best Hoof Forward

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  2. Ahhhh… I thought Nonny was the outdoorsy type too. How wrong I was, though I think for his hero Jacques (even though Nonny wouldn’t admit he IS his hero) Nonny would learn anything!

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