LMM 411: In a Pinch

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 French-speaking denizens of Stately House.

In a Pinch

Michael lounged in the shallows with Gilen and one of Stately House’s newbies. Arnaud’s diaper had been adapted to make room for a long, spotted tail. The little crosser gave up patting at lazy waves the moment he caught wind of Jacques.

Toddling over, hands upraised, he lisped in delight, and Jacques’ lips twitched. Baby talk was especially cute in French.

“What’s he saying?” asked Michael, who’d taken to watching over their club’s little guys.

Jacques didn’t like to brag.

Gilen bumped shoulders with Michael and offered a teasing translation. “We do in a pinch, but Papa Zha-Zha is best.”

Posted: May 19, 2022
Prompt: Lounge, suggested by Viv Y.
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.


6 thoughts on “LMM 411: In a Pinch

  1. Pingback: LMM 410: Novelties – FORTHRIGHT

  2. I knew Jacques would be called Papa or Dad sooner or later – little Arnaud will not be the last.
    His new nick-name is cute “Papa Zha-Zha”.
    Makes me think of the names the grandchildren gave the Lost Harbor Lockets.

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  3. Pingback: LMM 412: Splendid Acquisition – FORTHRIGHT

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