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’ll grow up.
Jacques was good at puppy dog eyes. They were one of the most potent weapons in his arsenal.
As it happened, Nonny was similarly equipped. He watched Jacques’ every move with a heart-wrenchingly vulnerable expression.
There was trust here, but also the wariness of one who’d been wounded before.
Jacques was glad of Ginkgo’s presence. The half-fox murmured to Nonny throughout the proceedings. This was essentially a pact, and Ginkgo made sure the kid knew it.
Nonny needed a promise this big, and Jacques wouldn’t—couldn’t—withhold it. Even though there’d be an awkward patch until Nonny outgrew his crush.
Posted: October 29, 2021
Prompt: #Inktober2021, Day Twenty-Nine: Patch
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.