LMM 441: Hackles

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 with a considerable protective streak.


“Ninook is a dex. They look out for lone wolves. My grandsire probably asked him to check on me.”

“That sounds like Harmonious, but something must have raised Ninook’s hackles where I’m concerned.”  

“I told him you would run with me during the new moon.”

Jacques guessed, “A shocking departure?”

Sonnet sighed. “I shouldn’t have asked him for advice.”

“About me?”

“Among other things.”

“So Ninook disapproves of the wild revelries you’ve planned?”

She went quiet.

Jacques had been joking. “Maybe you should tell me more about new moon traditions.”

Sonnet blushed and whispered, “Not in front of the children.”

Posted: June 27, 2022
Prompt: Departure, suggested by doubleuu
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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