LMM 372: Non Issue

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 accepting one.

Non Issue

Cat lifted Vanya. “Here, Nonny. Want to try?”

“I’ve held babies before. Lots of times.”

“So defensive.” Cat’s smile sweetened. “Then is it me you’re afraid of?”

Michael covered Nonny’s mouth, but he gestured his opinion.

Rising smoothly, the jaguar clansman handed off Vanya before whisking into Nonny’s personal space. “You want to play? I’m good at games.”

“Ruddy arse! You got a problem with crossers?”

“Why would I? Our brat’s a crosser.”

Nonny hesitated. “You’ve… got a crosser?”

“I’m perfectly willing to dote on you, too.” Catalan’s tone gentled. “Bury the hatchet, hmm? Jacques wants it, and I’m willing.”

Posted: March 8, 2022
Prompt: “bury the hatchet,” suggested by Jocelyn M.
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 372: Non Issue

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  2. Hmmm… struggling a little with Nonny’s rudeness in these last chapters 😕 I think the Amaranthine are endlessly patient with their youngsters, especially the defensive crossers.

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  3. Nonny has a very bad past.
    And he is a “one man crosser” and the “man” is Jacques.
    He is growing fast because he is afraid not to be needed and loved.
    But he is careful and never hurt someone weak.
    I liked this: “I’ve held babies before. Lots of times.”, very much Jacques’apprentice.

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  5. Poor Nonny, so many of his insecurities coming out. But no need to be rude, I love that Michael grabbed his mouth but he can be quite expressive with his hands…🤣🤣. Amaranthine are patient with their rowdy children but they do manage to instill manners regardless. I like how quickly Cat moved to gentler tones.


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