LMM 274: Polyglot in the Making

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 with plans.

Polyglot in the Making

Tsumiko had been a schoolteacher before Aunt Eimi found her, and under her tutelage, Jacques’ grasp of Japanese was flourishing. Incentives abounded, not the least of which was an awkward hope to be useful to Argent.

“You will learn Spanish next.”

Moi?” Pouting, Jacques asked, “Who would teach me?”

“Sonnet is fluent.”


“All the Starmarks are.” Argent stood, passing Jacques the baby. “She is also conversant in Welsh.”

Jacques eased back blankets, finding a woolly tail. “Planning for Welsh diplomacy?”

Tsk. Would you withhold from any child the comfort of hearing their mother’s language?”

Which encapsulated Argent’s priorities beautifully.

Posted: July 23, 2021
Prompt: “awkward hope,” suggested by Whimsy’sWeb
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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