LMM 275: Read and Write

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 international aspirations.

275
Read and Write

Jacques was better at conversational Japanese, but Argent had the highest of expectations. So Jacques was still toiling over a kanji quiz when a light rap interrupted the tail end of lesson hour.

Apparently oblivious to the many barriers in place, Michael leaned through the door. “Apologies for interrupting, but we have something of an… event underway. One that threatens to delay dinner.”

Argent had unfurled nearly half his flourish before another word could be said.

“Ah.” Michael raised both hands. “I don’t mean threaten in the sense of a threat.”

Nose to the air, Argent growled, “What is that?”


Posted: July 26, 2021
Prompt: “pop quiz” suggested by bella_ami
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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