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 been contemplating mortality.
Catch as Catch Can
“Smythe. How much longer do you plan to monopolize that young man?” Argent strolled forward, Tsumiko on his arm.
“We’ve been caught.” Jacques wasn’t really surprised, but he pouted on principle.
“I am the only reason you remain unnoticed.”
Tsumiko hurried into her little brother’s arms, and Jacques moved to Suuzu’s side. “Can you stay?”
“Until tomorrow.” The phoenix’s expression was pensive.
Jacques followed his gaze and thought he understood. “He’s caught up.”
With Tsumiko sharing Argent’s years, she didn’t look a day older than she’d been when Jacques met her. The seven-year gap between siblings had closed.
Posted: November 1, 2021
Prompt: “catch as catch can,” suggested by bella_ami
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.