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 sympathetic one.
Jacques opened his eyes to moonlight slanting through the cabin windows. He eased Inti into a more comfortable position, shushing and clucking all the while. If only he could banish all this boy’s nightmares.
“Frightened. Desperate. Easily as sly as his new mentor. Optimistic.”
Argent hummed. “Thank you for helping us come to terms.”
“You’d have managed.”
“Your simplicity inspired the necessary trust.”
“I’m hardly simple.”
“Am I to quibble terms with you, now?” Argent’s tone mellowed. “Guileless. Authentic. Sincere.”
“You’re making me blush.”
“You are too brazen to blush.” His master smiled. “It is good to be home.”
Posted: October 18, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Eighteen: Moon
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.