LMM 317: Animal Husbandry

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 look-inspiring one.

317
Animal Husbandry

“I trust you,” Nonny forced a leaky laugh. “It’s knives I don’t.”

Ginkgo said, “Maybe explain things to me, first, Jacques. Ideally, without the knife in your hand.”

He immediately surrendered the blade.

Ginkgo pocketed it. “So! Should I be shocked that our uppity lordling knows animal husbandry?”

“Oooh, my stable boy fantasies were definitely tarnished by the muck and musk. But I found I liked animals. And the lusty looks a snug pair of breeches could inspire.”

Ginkgo chuckled. “Not surprised on either score.”

“I’m not an animal,” protested Nonny.

Non.” Jacques tapped his knee. “These aren’t goat’s legs.”


Posted: October 23, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Twenty-Three: Leak
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.

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5 thoughts on “LMM 317: Animal Husbandry

  1. Pingback: LMM 316: Say Something Sooner – FORTHRIGHT

  2. Still reading (savouring!) Fumiko, but I love the added depth that having LMM gives to Fumiko and vice versa ❤️

    And not goat’s legs? Hmmmm….

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  3. Ohhh…not goats legs?? Only Jacques could be enticed by snug breeches covered in Barb muck!! Too funny! But we Barb buns do clean up nice! Yes I do speak from experience! LOL

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  4. Pingback: LMM 318: Cloven – FORTHRIGHT

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