LMM 273: Silver Linings

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 who’s been putting in effort.

273
Silver Linings

“Your reasoning?” Argent’s gaze held a challenge. “In Japanese, if you please.”

Meaning his private language lessons had begun for the day. Jacques ordered his thoughts.

“Ordinary people believe in Amaranthine benevolence. So much so, they think you could offer their children a better life.”

Argent hummed. “Trust, albeit a reckless trust.”

Jacques hesitated over a Japanese term. “The Waning?”

Brow quirking, Argent filled in the blank.

“Wouldn’t there be Amaranthine couples glad to foster a child, even if they were… entirely ordinary?”

“Perhaps.”

“And the boxes worked. She found her way here… and home.”

Argent’s gaze softened. “Well said.”


Posted: July 15, 2021
Prompt: “private lessons,” suggested by Bess
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.

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