LMM 353: Dealing with Dragons

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 insulted one.

Dealing with Dragons

Setting a teacup before Jacques, Argent deployed a sigil and murmured, “Care to offer an early assessment?”

“Selfish. Imperious. Concerned. They remind me of you.”


Non?” Jacques teased. “No retraction.”

A silvery brow arched. “You will explain yourself. Later.”

“Yes, my lord.”

When later arrived, Jacques was summarily cornered and quizzed.

“Did they try to sway you?” Argent demanded.

“Unintentionally, I think.”


“Impervious, as advertised.” Jacques slyly added, “Now, if they’d flirted…!”

Argent growled.

“Lord, I’m the last thing on their mind.”

“And the first?”

“Safety. Stability. Security.” Jacques advised, “Promise them those, and they will capitulate.”

Posted: January 24, 2022
Prompt: Retraction, suggested by Bess
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.


9 thoughts on “LMM 353: Dealing with Dragons

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  2. Jacques has made himself so indispensable to Argent. I adore how their relationship has grown in this series and how clearly he is valued and appreciated. He truly has found his place and blossomed.

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  3. All these dragon lords need a “Michael” or “Jiminy” or “Jacques”, carefully chosen, handpicked, to be protected and stay “up to date” with humanity. The “Order of Spomenka” is needed more than ever.
    Quo vadis, Jacques?

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  4. A lovely chapter, but what stood out for me is that Argent always knows exactly what questions to ask!

    And I love how Jacques ruffles Argent’s tails with his cheeky teasing 😆

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  5. Pingback: LMM 354: Perhaps Not Entirely Impervious – FORTHRIGHT

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