LMM 419: Plans Dashed

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 keeps a promise.

Plans Dashed

Jacques hadn’t realized he’d fallen asleep until a stealthy blanket settled around his shoulders. Strong arms were pulling, lifting, carrying, but he couldn’t see. He fumbled and found smooth skin, then traced along a collarbone.

“Oh, it’s you,” he murmured, for he’d know that collarbone anywhere.

“You made me promise. Tonight, you said. No putting-me-off later.”

“Lord. I did.” He admitted, “I left Josheb with Michael and Deece.”

“And Vanya is with his mother.”

“Plans dashed.” Jacques ventured, “Where are we off to?”



“You did promise.”

Jacques missed a beat. “I did?”

“Your tattoos,” Sonnet reminded. “Show me?”

Posted: June 5, 2022
Prompt: Stealthy, suggested by dkusnetsky
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.


3 thoughts on “LMM 419: Plans Dashed

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