LMM 314: The American

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 likeable one.

The American

Jacques slid into Michael’s chair. “You’re American.”

“Sure am!” Jiminy left off twiddling to ask, “Are you one of First-sensei’s students, too?”

“Michael’s? Lord, no. I’m Stately House’s butler.”


“A bit.” Jacques poured for himself and scanned Jiminy’s setting—abundant books and crystals sprouting from cabinet drawers. “You’re like him, then? A ward.”

“Yes. My placement’s a real honor.”

“I sometimes forget he’s importantish.”

“Good.” Jiminy shook hair out of his eyes. “Den isn’t about digits.”

Jacques decided he liked him. “Give me your perspective.”


“I’ve never managed an apprentice before. What might you consider mentoring faux pas?”

Posted: October 20, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Twenty: Sprout
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.


4 thoughts on “LMM 314: The American

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