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…!”
“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
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.