LMM 294: Could Be Worse

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 can take care of himself. Mostly.

Could Be Worse

Nonny cautiously reserved judgment and submitted to the tape measure. While draping lengths of different blues across the kid’s shoulder, Jacques asked, “Do you have a clan name?”

“Not to know it. Not sure I want to.”

“Were you kidnapped?” Jacques blinked. “Lord. That would be funny, except that it’s not.”

Nonny went all surly and silent.

More softly, Jacques asked, “Are you afraid you were abandoned?”

“Could be worse. Might be I was sold.”

What a horrible notion. “Who rescued you?”

“Nobody.” Nonny grimly reported, “Well-aimed kick turned into my lucky break. Trackers found me later. Dragged me here.”

Posted: September 30, 2021
Prompt: “lucky break,” suggested by Saholia
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.


6 thoughts on “LMM 294: Could Be Worse

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  2. That would be so terrible. As unique as crossers are, they would be prime targets for trafficking. Such a horrible crime. I’m so glad he was saved from that. ❤️😔

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