LMM 341: Event of My Demise

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 likes his creature comforts.

Event of My Demise

Jacques didn’t mind flying in the first-class sense—soft music, strong libations, attentive stewards.

This might be faster, but white-knuckling a fantastical beast at great heights was far from relaxing.

“In the event of my demise, you must swear to hire a valet with taste!”

The world heaved to a halt, and Jacques groaned. Fur vanished, and he gasped over his sudden unseating. Argent caught him and carefully lowered him to the ground. For several moments, they simply stared at each other.

“Thank you for your trust,” Argent drawled.

Jacques wasn’t letting him off that easy. “Apologize to my hair!”

Posted: January 3, 2022
Prompt: “in the event of my demise,” suggested by SaintGeorge
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 341: Event of My Demise

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  2. 😆 Being a passenger on Argent sounds terrifying! I think I’m with Jacques – inside a plane… never flown first class, though… mind you, never tried Argent Airways either 😁

    Ok and now I’m imagining Jacques wearing a flying helmet and goggles 🤣

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  4. 🤣🤣 Poor Jacques! But it might be better than traveling inside his mouth! Where did all that luggage go? We know Jacques doesn’t travel light!🤣🤣 Perhaps that went in his mouth? Wonderful chapter. I’m so glad we are going to see more of Jacques and his adventures at Stately House.


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