LMM 403: Sidelong

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 believes in magic.


Jacques intercepted Josheb’s sidelong looks while Sonnet played valet. “No need to hold back. I’m not shy.”

“Can I get a quick peek?”

“So eager.” Jacques pulled his hair away from his nape. “This one’s oldest. It allowed me my first glimpse of Ephemera.”

In a hot second, Josheb was breathing down his neck. “How’s it work?”

“Who can say?” Jacques softly admitted, “I’ve always thought it must be magic.”

Fingertips traced over sensitive skin. “Is Lord Mettlebright taking volunteers?”

There was so much longing in Josheb’s tone. A twinge of envy Jacques understood it all too well. “I’ll ask.”

Posted: May 5, 2022
Prompt: “twinge of envy,” suggested by El
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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