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 was caged.
Jacques guessed he was playing go-between. “Just to be clear… you stole this boy in order to hurl him into fresh peril?”
“You sound disappointed in me.”
“Help me understand why I shouldn’t be.”
The scene changed, returning to Inti’s nightmare.
“Crossers are not lab animals.” Argent’s tails lashed. “This boy’s cries were my compass. I tracked him. I took him.”
Jacques asked, “Why not bring him to Stately House?”
“Inti is… unique.”
“Lord. Aren’t we all?”
“Ingenuity. Subtlety. Fortitude. He shows promise with sigilcraft, and I believe he is a Reach.” Argent extended a hand. “My offer is apprenticeship.”
Posted: October 16, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Sixteen: Compass
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.