LMM 283: Handful

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 helped pick.


“So we went with Rasp for his kisses. And Rake for his claws… and the jaunty brindling he inherited from his sire. Then Fend, who will be a handful. Smallest of the brood, but already trying to fend for himself.”

Argent remarked, “For someone who grasps complexities, you are surprisingly uncomplicated.”

Why did that sound like an insult? Jacques defended himself. “My needs are sophisticated!”

“Your tastes are eclectic and expensive, but… you like kittens.”

Didn’t everyone? Jacques argued, “They’re cubs.”

Argent’s mood shifted. “Smythe?”

“Yes, my lord?”

“I will be missing for a few days. Do not let on.”

Posted: August 23, 2021
Prompt: Jaunty, suggested by Willing1111
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.


7 thoughts on “LMM 283: Handful

  1. Pingback: LMM 282: Kith Sire – FORTHRIGHT


    hmm, i feel like this might have come up before, but i can’t remember… what do upright, cat-like Amaranthine call their babies; kittens, cubs? some other super cute word that’s slipped my mind or perhaps has not yet been revealed~

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    • Hearthcats would certainly use “kitten,” but as a black panther/jaguar, Minx is insisting on “cub.”

      If you want to go back and pick up more details about feline culture, I’d suggest rereading Governed by Whimsy. ::twinkle::


  3. Pingback: LMM 284: Called Upon – FORTHRIGHT

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