LMM 284: Called Upon

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 repeating himself.

Called Upon

Jacques made one last circuit of the house before dragging upstairs. He needed a change of clothes, a cup of coffee, and help. Maybe Ginkgo’s?

But Jacques found Nonny sitting with his back to Jacques’ door. He joined the kid on the carpet. “I didn’t forget. I wouldn’t.”

“You forgot Christmas.”

“Nooo, I avoided Christmas.” Jacques sighed. “It’s not as if we’d made plans.”

Nonny shot him a surly look. “Promise me next year.”

Jacques frowned. “I’m sometimes called upon to…”

I’m calling upon you,” interrupted Nonny. “Promise!”

“Right. Christmas.” They shook on it. “Now… let’s see about that bath.”

Posted: August 26, 2021
Prompt: “I’ll be seeing you,” suggested by DarumaSan
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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