LMM 320: Taking Responsibility

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’s in good hands.

Taking Responsibility

“Lord. They don’t actually pin you, do they?”

“Someone holds me tight. Usually Deece. He covers my eyes so I won’t see the knife.”

Ginkgo asked, “You’re connecting sharp instruments with… something bad in your past?”

“You could say that.”

“Nobody ever mentioned you’re having trouble,” Jacques softly exclaimed.

“Told ’em not to tell, didn’t I?”

Reaching for Nonny’s other hoof, Jacques kneaded in tandem. “That won’t do. As your mentor, I’m taking responsibility.”

“Oi. Don’t blame me if you get kicked.”

“Pish tosh. I excelled at gentling horses.”

Nonny scowled.

Ginkgo chuckled.

Jacques smiled and went right on kneading.

Posted: October 26, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Twenty-Six: Connect
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.


5 thoughts on “LMM 320: Taking Responsibility

  1. Pingback: LMM 319: Good Reflexes – FORTHRIGHT

  2. See this is why its so good that Uncle Jackie brazened his way (as you say). Who else but he has such confidence that he can make this better for Nonny? If Jacques can convince Argent to let him dress him, he can make it so that Nonny is comfortable with it all.

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  3. I’m loving this approach. Done properly, it should not hurt. Just like trimming fingernails. And when it’s all done, his toes will be beautiful ❤️ Great job Jacques!

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