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 brazenly ignores proper etiquette.
Nonny sought Jacques’ gaze, silently pleading with him to deny Cat’s words.
Sympathy kindling, Jacques held out his hand, calling Nonny to his side… and calling an end to hostilities. “Help me assess the newest addition to Michael’s dynasty.”
Catalan released him and hooves clattered. Nonny pressed close, muttering half-hearted profanities until Jacques discreetly jerked his tail.
Shocked into wide-eyed silence, the boy blushed.
“Not in front of the baby,” Jacques softly ordered.
“You’re not supposed ta…!”
“But…!” Nonny’s gaze darted to the others. “This’s personal, like.”
“As were your remarks toward my friend.” Jacques quietly demanded, “Apologize.”
Posted: March 10, 2022
Prompt: Kindling, suggested by nocturnelle
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.