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 might be a teensy bit biased.
Jacques outlined Argent’s entirely personal reasons for championing the rights and safety of crossers, including those living under his roof. And the necessarily proportional—though often underrated—importance of Lord Mettlebright’s butler, valet, and confidante. “Moi.”
Inti boffed Jacques’ chin with the end of his tail. “Not a reaver.”
“Why does he keep you?” Inti asked.
“I like to think it’s an overflow of affection, though he’ll deny it.”
“Mmm… non. He doesn’t like to boast, which is ridiculous. Argent is extraordinary.” Jacques nodded to himself. “But he’ll look after you for entirely ordinary reasons.”
Posted: October 13, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Thirteen: Roof
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.