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 enjoying a prolonged grooming session.
“It’s later,” prompted Canarian, who’d kneaded Jacques into a blissful fog.
“What inspired your earlier oath to the Maker?” He quietly reminded, “You said later, and we are alone for the moment.”
Jacques sighed. “Nonny made peace with Catalan. He hated everything about the idea… and did it anyhow. For me.”
“Nonny trusts you.”
“But I’m not the trustworthy type!” Jacques waved a hand. “I lack moral fiber.”
“Beg to differ.”
“Lord. Listen… I have to be good. Better than good. Upstanding! And I’m rather more used to being disreputable.”
“Again,” said Canarian, whose eyes sparkled. “Beg to differ.”
Posted: March 28, 2022
Prompt: “moral fiber,” suggested by TurkishDelight
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.