LMM 421: Tail Tucked

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 troubled one.

Tail Tucked

Jacques relaxed into a smile and a submissive posture. “Why so grim?”

“This feels… inappropriate?”

“Which part? Because I thought wolves kipped in company.”

“That’s… true.”

“Is it me?” checked Jacques. “I’ve been called inappropriate on many occasions.”

Sonnet’s tail tucked, butting against Jacques’ thigh.

Jacques carefully pushed loose hair aside to try to read Sonnet’s expression. “Did we cross a line earlier?”


“Did you want to cross a line?”

Sonnet finally said, “Maybe that’s it. This feels like… trysting.”

“But it’s not?”


So much uncertainty.

“If you’re curious about more than my tattoos, I won’t be miffed.”

Posted: June 7, 2022
Prompt: Miffed, suggested by Velvette
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 421: Tail Tucked

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  3. Put everything out there. I wouldn’t want any misunderstanding between these two, whatever their relationship might end up being.


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