LMM 344: In a Word

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 conveniently absent.

In a Word

Argent’s jaw tightened. “Why have they gathered while Twineshaft is away?”

“Oh, it’s worse than that,” said Sinder. “Lapis is down and out, yeah?”

Jacques stopped worrying about his hair when his lord growled. “Mon dieu. Lapis couldn’t be safer.”

That,” snapped Argent. “Is not the issue.”

“I think Hisoka is boycotting,” Sinder said awkwardly. “And Harmonious is too upset to think straight, let alone moderate a discussion. Argent, I need you in charge today.”


“Here, now.” Jacques needed information. “I missed something. What is the issue?”

Juuyu said, “Respect.”

“Ouch.” Sinder grimaced. “You’re not wrong, but seriously. Ouch.”

Posted: January 7, 2022
Prompt: “down and out” suggested by KageBushin
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.


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