LMM 354: Perhaps Not Entirely Impervious

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 persuasive ones.

Perhaps Not Entirely Impervious

Throughout tea, Jacques attempted to steer the conversation, but he was only invulnerable to sway. Not to beauty or charm. And definitely not to Lord Deeptrove’s honey-sweet voice.

He was half-lost in rainbow-hued fantasies when Lord Beckonthrall noticed. Capturing and kissing Jacques’ hand, he coyly urged, “Speak for us.”

Naturellement. That was my lord’s intent–”

“Consider us grateful,” purred Lord Deeptrove, whose pressed lips to Jacques’ temple.

His eyes crossed. “R-right. But about…!”

In lavish succession, the dragons bestowed little loving touches and lay kisses in interesting places. Jacques was rather enjoying the coercion.

Until Harmonious cleared his throat.

Posted: January 26, 2022
Prompt: “little loving touch,” 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.


11 thoughts on “LMM 354: Perhaps Not Entirely Impervious

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  3. I read this and I am thinking since then:
    “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”.
    Jacques’ heart has place for a purring cat, a beautifully singing, wise dragon, a sparkling star or nice wind – or all together.
    Times are hard, let me be greedy.


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