LMM 377: The Tiger and the Goat

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’s picked up new languages.

377
The Tiger and the Goat

Jacques retrieved Nonny’s shirt and hung it alongside his own butlerish armor. 

The kid sat disconsolately on a bath stool, head bowed against his best friend’s shoulder while Gilen kneaded lathered hair, quietly talking into Nonny’s ear.

Jacques was fond of the half-tiger, who’d been one of the first to cling to him. Gilen adored Hisoka and was training with Deece in order to be useful to him. Jacques could easily envision a tiger-striped bodyguard in the Twineshaft cortege someday.

Gilen gazed at Jacques over Nonny’s head, a troubled light in eyes.

The lad probably thought him a poor choice.


Posted: March 17, 2022
Prompt: Butlerish armor, suggested by Britt
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.

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