LMM 342: Ahead of Schedule

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 never relaxes his standards.

Ahead of Schedule

Argent drew up short. “I smell dragon.”

Jacques glanced between him and the welcoming committee. “Are you being rude to Sinder or obliquely ominous?”

Tsk. There are other dragons hereabouts. Ones with whom I am not acquainted.”

“Your timing couldn’t be better,” called Sinder. “Harmonious wanted you summoned. You’re ahead of schedule. Welcome to the cabal!”

Jacques’ chin lifted. “I can’t attend a cabal looking like this.”

Sinder’s whistle wasn’t the complimentary kind. “Damp and disarray really aren’t your style.”

“Juuyu! Mon cheri!” Jacques pressed close. “You understand the needs of curls. Be a dear, and set me to rights?”

Posted: January 4, 2022
Prompt: “mon cheri!” suggested by Yumani
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.


8 thoughts on “LMM 342: Ahead of Schedule

  1. Pingback: LMM 341: Event of My Demise – FORTHRIGHT

  2. One can always rely on a phoenix for grooming 🥰

    Am VERY excited at the thought of meeting more dragons 🐉 I love your dragons, Forthright… well, except the Rogue, of course!

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  3. lol as much as I adore Jacques, he would surely be continuously dismayed by how disheveled I am on the daily. I remember to brush my hair…but uh only in the morning. My curls become frizz and cosplay as Hermione’s hair before too long.

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    • I’m right there with you. I’m sure my hair stylist is in dismay at how infrequently I make an appearance! 🤣 I too am blessed 🙄 with curls and frizz.

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  4. Pingback: LMM 343: Storm Brewing – FORTHRIGHT

  5. The need to look their best for a first impression cannot be overstated!
    And if we’re talking about meeting a new dragon the need is exponential!!


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